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Benidorm hostel blaze

Twenty people had to be evacuated in the early hours of Tuesday morning when a fire broke out at ‘Pension Pardo’ hostel on Benidorm's Calle...

Mother accused of attempted murder in Málaga hospital

A woman in her 30s was arrested and jailed at the weekend on suspicion of having attempted to take the life of her baby...

Jail for fake hotel sickness claims couple

HOLIDAY company Thomas Cook has won a landmark case after a private prosecution against a couple claiming almost £20,000 in a fake sickness claim. Shamed...

Theresa May announces plans for snap general election

British PM Theresa May has announced plans to call a snap general election on June 8 due to 'national interest'. The PM said that...

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...

Tiki beach bar – will it, won’t it?

THE SAGA over the closure of Tiki Beach, on the Levante front continues. Despite UK tabloids declaring that "Benidorm’s famous Tiki beach Bar is...

Child murderer sentenced to 17 years

A MAN found guilty of murdering his partner’s three-year-old son has been sentenced to 17 years in jail. At the end of the week-long trial...

Blaze engulfs three Dénia apartment blocks

AN INFERNO on Dénia's busiest pedestrian street engulfed three blocks and forced over 50 residents out onto the street as 'balls of fire' cascaded...

Call for animal refuge at old Mijas quarry

THE Partido Popular in Mijas has called for the town’s old El Barrio quarry to be converted for use as a refuge for abandoned...

Painkiller fear mounts as death toll rises

INVESTIGATORS claim at least 20 British people have died after developing side effects from taking the controversial analgesic metamizole. The figures were revealed as international...

‘Bous a la mar is not cruel’

BANNING the controversial Bous a la mar 'festival' in Dénia is not on the cards and a referendum will not be called, stresses fiesta...

Suspect in Lisa Brown’s disappearance goes missing

MISSING Scottish expat Lisa Brown’s former boyfriend, who is facing charges over her disappearance, is being sought by Spanish authorities after breaking his bail...

Wheels turn for hospital enlargement

THE thumbs-up for the land expropriation process ready for the expansion of Marina Baixa hospital was given this week by Villajoyosa council. Municipal health councillor...

Battle for the beach

Benidorm's packed Levante beach has hardly any room for more towels, chairs or parasols this week, but the council is now concerned about those...

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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...