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Wicked carers preyed on OAPs

GREEDY carers who plundered the bank accounts of a frail elderly couple, who totally trusted them, have been jailed for four years. An Alicante court...

Mystery surrounds hotel death fall

A BRITISH national from London, on holiday with a group of men, lost his life on Saturday afternoon at the Hotel Levante Club in...

Free oranges? Help yourself!

A FARMER in Benidoleig is giving his oranges away free to whoever wants to pick them as harvesting the fruit costs him more than...

Chemists ‘out-of-stock’

CHEMISTS are warning of an increasing list of out-of-stock medication caused by a price struggle by pharmaceutical companies and UK stock piling in fear...

Bird’s eye view of San Juan magic

The night of San Juan has always been 'magical' on the Costa Blanca, but this year and thanks to Finestrat local police drones, we...

Facing Nolotil ‘disaster’ this summer

FEARS are growing of a tragedy this summer as the painkiller Nolotil is allegedly still being given to tourists despite a ban imposed by...

Costa to escape killer heat

WHILE temperatures are predicted to reach 44ºC in some inland areas of Spain this weekend, the Costa Blanca is set to be one of...

Experts identify sunken British ship off Dénia

A SKELETON of a sunken ship found last summer off Dénia's shores has turned out to be the remains of the British vessel Parthenon...

Airport speeds-up security

ALICANTE-ELCHE airport security checks will be capable of handling 4,500 passengers per hour from July 1. Improvements and extra staff at the departure lounge security...

‘Cruelty’ probe into animal protection association

SEPRONA officers from Monovar are investigating the president and coordinator of an Elda animal rescue association called 'Asociación Defensora de los Animales (ADA)' for...

‘Be prepared’ message is working

THE British Consulate team from Alicante believes its ‘be prepared for Brexit’ message is successfully reaching expats across the region. Michaela Robinson and Kirsten Garry...

Beach thieves behind bars

NATIONAL Police in Benidorm have arrested five suspected members of an organised thieving gang that targeted tourists on beaches throughout Alicante province. Police were alerted...

Summer taxi deal struck

The regional government has given the final go-ahead for taxi drivers from Orihuela Costa and Torrevieja to set up a joint service area over...

Pirate taxis punished

The now-regular checks for unauthorised vehicles carrying passengers at Alicante-Elche airport caught another three so-called ‘pirate taxis’ last week. One of these was a taxi...

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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...