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Property prices rise

The value of property in Alicante province rose by 1.5 per cent in 2015. This follows a similar rise of 1.15 in 2014. The figures were...

Two fatal stabbings in less than a week

By James Langton and Oliver McIntyre TWO people have been stabbed to death in the neighbouring towns of Torremolinos and Benalmádena in less than a week. On...

Expat surge in referendum vote registration

THE announcement of the date for the referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union has triggered a surge in the number of...

Consul concerned over British business problems

BRITISH Consul Sarah-Jane Morris and Vice Consul Sara Munsterhjelm listened to representatives of British businesses in Benidorm regarding security issues during a special meeting...

Treading water

Former Valencia city mayoress Rita Barberá is in the eye of the storm on a national scale, as the noose of the ‘Operación Taula’...

Train sabotage investigation

GUARDIA Civil investigators in Calpe have opened an investigation into the possible sabotage of the railway line between Teulada and Calpe. Reports say that on...

How Justin Bieber launched Costa girl’s career

A DÉNIA expat who is now an up-and-coming model owes her fame and career to teen pop pin-up Justin Bieber. Cindy Kimberly, 17, originally from...

Running low

THE Júcar river consortium (Confederación Hidrográfica del Júcar, or CHJ) has decreed the pre-alert warning for drought. Members are becoming increasingly concerned about the lack...

Under control

IN-PATIENTS at Gandia hospital will be electronically tagged so staff and companions know where they are at all times. The pioneering system involves wristbands with...

Torremolinos PGOU paves way for mega-mall

By Oliver McIntyre THE Torremolinos town council on Tuesday gave initial approval to the town's local development plan (PGOU), which lays out future land use and...

Tax scam warning

CRIMINALS are trying to obtain internet users' bank details by sending fraudulent emails claiming to be from the tax office (Agencia Tributaria), warned the...

Two die in Muchamiel plane crash

TWO men died on Sunday morning when the light aircraft they were flying hit overhead power cables close to the Valle del Sol urbanisation...

Casting for ‘Benidorm’ underway

The Melia hotel in Benidorm was a hive of activity on Friday morning as eager residents queued for the casting session for the forthcoming...

Six arrested in Spain with links to violence in Salford

Six people have been arrested in Spain after series of violent incidents between organised crime groups in Salford. The Spanish National Police with support from...

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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...

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...

‘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...