Costa Blanca News – Coronavirus

Gas fraud gang detained

POLICE in Nerja have arrested five people in connection with a number of fraudulent gas inspections in the Axarquía. Two others are also under...

Two dead and dozens rescued as rain swamps Costa

TWO people were killed and dozens were rescued from flooded areas around Málaga and Cádiz provinces as torrential rains hit southern Andalucía on Sunday...

‘Friendly thieves’ stole €44,000 in luxury watches

THREE people have been arrested in the break-up of a gang of ‘friendly thieves’, who police say would get up close to their victims...

Sun, sand…and joining forces

Benidorm has joined forces with Salou (Costa Dorada), San Bartolomé de Tiraja (Gran Canaria), Lloret de Mar (Costa Brava), Torremolinos (Costa del Sol), Calvià (Mallorca),...

Tourism ‘Plan B’ to beat Brexit

SPAIN will have a 'Plan B' in place to protect its tourism sector if no Brexit deal between the UK and the EU is...

Shutterbugs can snap up €3,500 in prizes

PHOTOGRAPHERS  have a chance to shoot for a total of €3,500 in prizes in this year's Torremolinos photography competition, which for the first time...

Lost hiker’s signal fire allegedly sparked Marbella wildfire

THE Guardia Civil at the weekend arrested a young Russian man for allegedly causing a wildfire in the sierra outside Marbella and Ojén, when...

Counterfeiters caught by cops

By James Langton A COUNTERFEIT note-making gang that forged high-quality replicas of low-value notes has been broken up by the National Police, following raids on properties...

Billion euro golf bonanza

THE Costa del Golf is driving big money into Málaga, with a new report by the provincial government showing that the industry has become...

British residents to ‘delete’ stag-night tattoo shame

Benidorm residents are crowd-funding to help a vagabond delete a tattoo that a group of stag-night Britons paid him to have on his forehead...

More crimes included in prison term reform bill

THE government has approved a proposal to expand the list of offences for which the maximum prison sentence available to Spain’s courts can be...

Family appeal in search for missing Briton

THE family of a British man who has gone missing in Estepona is appealing for information from anyone who may have seen him. Ian...

Home break-in gang busted

SEVEN people have been arrested in the break-up of a gang accused of dozens of home robberies in towns along the western Costa del...

Eye in the sky spots IBI cheats

GONE are the days when a home extension or a new swimming pool were conveniently “forgotten” when it came to paying IBI, the local...

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Benidorm locks-up again

To avoid residents from other regions breaking the lockdown and trying to reach holiday apartments in Benidorm this May 1 holiday weekend, local authorities...

Deep snow in Alicante province

With the north of Alicante province still on red alert for snow today (Monday), around half a metre has fallen in Banyeres de Mariola...

Brexit passport rule changes

BRITISH people travelling within the European Union should be aware passport validity rules will change after December 31 because of Brexit. During the current transition...