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Wild weekend weather warning

HEAVY rain and a drop in temperatures have been forecast for the next six days in Alicante province. State weather agency AEMET issued alerts yesterday...

Expats panic at caravan storage site closure notice

MANY were taken by surprise to see police tape, with ‘Do not pass’ across the front gates of Stones Caravan storage, located opposite Benisol...

‘Catastrophic’ effect of metamizole

BRITISH expat Joan Judge considers herself “lucky to be alive” after a “catastrophic reaction” to controversial painkiller metamizole and having her fingers and toes...

Airport currency exchange rip-off

TRAVELLERS are being hit in the wallet as Sterling currency exchange rates at airports hit a new low against the Euro. Holidaymakers departing from the...

Closing in the net on pea-men

THROUGHOUT The month, local police in Benidorm have made a concerted effort to crack down on the ‘pea men’ plaguing the resort and reported...

Consumer rights groups to fight Ryanair’s new hand luggage charge

CONSUMER rights groups in Spain have announced legal action against low-cost airline Ryanair after it announced last Friday that it would be charging for...

€10,000 reward to snare Gold Rush bandits

OWNERS of Costa Blanca jeweller Gold Rush have posted a €10,000 reward for information to capture the criminals who raided their Jávea shop at...

Cash to control stray cats

A TOTAL of 25 towns in the Vega Baja have been awarded a grant by the provincial government to sterilise stray cats. The campaign is...

Serial burglar busted

A prolific 30-year-old burglar was arrested recently in Alumbres near Cartagena following more than 20 burglaries in homes at the Mar Menor. A Guardia Civil...

Saddle up in Torrevieja

The eyes of the cycling world will be on Torrevieja in late August next year when the grand start of one of the three...

Orihuela Costa man jailed for child sex offences

David Budd, a 72-year-old British resident of Orihuela Costa was sentenced to eight years and 10 months’ imprisonment in the UK on Thursday, August...

Domestic violence death

A Bulgarian woman was killed at her home in the Orihuela rural district of Desamparados early this morning. According to the emergency services, her partner...

Ricky Martin dazzles Benidorm

Guillermo Amor Sports Stadium in Benidorm on Wednesday night to watch Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin live in concert – 25 years after his...

Foreign income fines threat

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is urging UK taxpayers to come forward and declare any foreign income or profits on offshore assets before September...

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Animal shelter raided by police

By David Jackson Environmental police unit Seprona together with government vets raided an animal shelter known as Kim's Animal Shelter in Gádor last week after...

‘Cuddle thieves’ caught

GUARDIA Civil have arrested two Romanian women (age 28 and 38) as they were about to 'cuddle'-rob an elderly expat couple in La Senieta...

Top UK musician drowns in Níjar

By Richard Torné A top British rock musician has drowned while on holiday in Níjar. Session guitarist Michael Casswell, 53, who played in the West End...