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International pirate TV service smashed

NEW arrests have been made in Spain over a Europe-wide pirate TV network which was first exposed after an official complaint was made by...

Fighting terror threat

COUNTER-TERRORISM experts in Spain have updated the country’s plans to combat extremism with a new package of measures drawn up by the Interior Ministry. Fighters...

Ambassador’s advice on Brexit – keep calm and be prepared

Ambassador offers key advice to expats in this week's Costa Blanca News and warns against 'misleading stories' in certain media

Help for victims of financial mis-selling

PEOPLE who suffered losses after transferring a UK pension abroad could win compensation on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis as specialists offer victims...

Bid to save over 25,000 lives

SPEED limiting technology will form part of a package of safety measures for all vehicles sold in Europe from 2022 after new regulations were...

Drunk British footballer kicked-off plane

THE 25 members of a British amateur football club, most of whom appeared to be drunk, were escorted off a plane at Alicante-Elche airport,...

Strikes threaten airport chaos over Easter

SPANISH airports approach yet another Easter season under the threat of disruptions due to strikes scheduled from April 15 to 24. The strike that would...

British teen’s alleged rapist released

Italian man who was accused of forcing the 17-year-old in her cruiser cabin, in international waters between Mallorca and Valencia, walks free without charges...

Bid to stop taxi sector war

THE REGIONAL parliament has passed a law to regulate ‘vehicles for hire’ (VTC), operated by companies such as Uber and Cabify. A spokesman for the...

Scotsman suspect in Benidorm death released

A 33-YEAR-OLD man, who was being remanded in prison, over the death of a fellow Scotsman in Benidorm on March 12, has been released...

Faith, hope and charity in Calpe

CHARITY sprang into action in Calpe this week when a family of seven were found sleeping rough on the streets after fleeing Eastern Europe. Associations...

Quick thinking saves Rolex

HAVE-A-GO hero Bob Dudden fought off a pair of the notorious ‘hugger muggers’ in a Costa Blanca car park to keep hold of his...

Benidorm rules on electric scooters

BENIDORM will finally set firm rules for electric scooters and Segways circulating around the resort. At its seventh vote, the new bylaws were finally passed...

Airport thieves arrested

A BADLY parked vehicle occupied by a nervous looking man aroused the suspicions of National Police at Alicante-Elche airport, leading to the arrest of...

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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...