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Paradise lost

Often named one of the most beautiful beach spots in Spain, La Granadella bay in Jávea was this week engulfed by flames. Our photo...

Benidorm gets tough on scooters

BENIDORM council has passed a new by-law regarding electric scooters, Segway’s and mobility scooters which rose in popularity after Madge appeared on one in...

Nudist beaches cover up

GOING starkers on the beach is becoming a dying habit in the Marina Alta as the few naked sunseekers left feel a bit self-conscious...

OASIS AUDREY FACES EXTRADITION TO SPAIN

British estate agent bailed by Westminster magistrates’ court THE NOTORIOUS former owner of the now-defunct estate agency Oasis Spanish Property has been arrested in the...

‘Benidorm’ comes back

Benidorm series 9 will begin filming in mid-March it has been confirmed by Pere Agullo, of "Filming Spain" - the local production company used...

Four summoned in hen night death case

THE BENIDORM court conducting the proceedings over the death of Kirsty Maxwell, who fell from a 10th-floor holiday apartment on April 29, has ruled...

The Costa ‘Blanca’

Snow on beaches that had not seen it for over a century, roads cut-off to traffic due to heavy snow fall and temperatures dropping...

Large shark caught in Calpe

An eight-metre young basking shark was caught in a local fishing boat's net in Calpe on Wednesday afternoon. The shark was injured and was...

Massive air response to fire

A TOTAL of 20 planes and helicopters are working to extinguish the fire which is affecting Jávea and Benitachell. Emergency services reported that 319 hectares...

Cemetery locked over water theft issue

CAMPERVANNERS parked next to La Mata cemetery in Torrevieja have been stealing water from the site, according to parks and gardens councillor Domingo Soler. Sr...

Oasis Audrey extradition explanation

A UK court refused to extradite Oasis Audrey to Spain ‘because the European Arrest Warrant was not valid’. Former owner of the now-defunct estate agency...

Big freeze on the way

  The freezing weather which has been affecting central Europe is expected to hit Spain’s Mediterranean coast next week. The arrival of the mass of polar...

Dog falls foul of caterpillars

Expat residents in La Montañosa urbanisation in Hondón de las Nieves have spoken to Costa Blanca News about the problems they are having with...

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Brexit – MEPs voice concern over citizens’ rights

MEPs voiced concerns over EU and UK citizens’ rights, including freedom of movement, in a debate in the EU Parliament last week. They highlighted that...

Aiport’s double whammy

Killer storm

The Costa goes to Madrid

Storm death toll rises