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Farewell Ferrer

The curtain came down on Jávea's David Ferrer's tennis career after defeat (6-4, 6-1) by reigning champion Alexander Zverev at the Madrid Open on...

16-year home battle victory

JUBILANT couple Richard and Pauline Pope are planning a fresh start on the Costa Blanca after winning a long-running legal battle with a Spanish...

Bangers are back in Benidorm

Last Saturday the annual Benidorm Bangers charity car rally pulled into Benidorm but was sadly missed by many as they couldn’t drive along the...

Rain boosts the reservoirs

THE HEAVY and persistent rain which fell in Spain from April 16 to 23 has reduced the shortage of water stored in the country’s...

Holiday rental scam victims fight back

ANGRY victims of a holiday rental scam have launched a massive publicity campaign to warn of the dangers of rogue websites offering luxury dream...

Dénia health department to go public – it’s official

DE-PRIVATISING Dénia hospital has started and the process is 'irreversible', says regional president Ximo Puig - but the centre's management calls the move 'mere...

The Beast of Easter strikes

THE ‘Beast of Easter’ swept into the Costa Blanca over the holiday weekend with Jávea bearing the brunt of the damage resulting from the...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

‘Urgent de-privatisation’ of Dénia hospital ‘within days’

‘URGENT’ steps may be taken to de-privatise Dénia hospital ahead of the regional government elections on May 26 if a deal cannot be struck...

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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...