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Seagulls threaten big birds

A MUNICH-bound Norwegian aircraft that had just taken off from Alicante-Elche airport yesterday (Thursday) was forced to make an emergency landing due to damage...

Air-strike shelter found under weeds

GARDENERS clearing dense weeds off a Jávea cliff have dug up an air-raid shelter in near-perfect conditions. The bunker, built in 1938, appeared after masses...

Ex-president faces prison

FORMER president of Alicante provincial government José Joaquín Ripoll faces up to 16 years in prison for his part in the alleged Brugal corruption...

Easter job boost

FIGURES released this week show that hotels, restaurants and businesses in the service sector are set to create 12,000 jobs to cover the Easter...

11 youths investigated for school bullying

By Oliver McIntyre GUARDIA Civil officers intervened in three cases of alleged bullying at secondary schools in Málaga province during February, said Guardia officials. A total of 11...

Brit drink driver loses ‘language barrier’ appeal

By Oliver McIntyre A BRITISH driver who was convicted of a criminal drink driving offence after crashing his Porsche into a tree in Marbella has lost...

Uncertain PM investiture process underway

By Dave Jamieson THE first vote to elect a new Spanish prime minister - with the PSOE's Pedro Sánchez as the candidate - is due to...

Orba cable thieves caught at last

WIRE thieves making life a misery in the Vall de Laguar have finally been caught - much to the relief of residents who spent...

First case of Zika in Alicante

THE first known case of the Zika virus has been confirmed in the Valencia region after a 16-year-old boy proved positive on his return...

Drug-trafficking local police convicted

By Oliver McIntyre FIVE Mijas local policeman who were previously acquitted on charges of drug-trafficking have now been convicted at a retrial ordered by the Supreme...

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...

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Benidorm iconic tower works resume

AFTER five years, works have restarted on the iconic gold clad Intempo skyscraper – Europe’s tallest residential building located on the Poniente side of...

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...