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Don’t bring a bottle

ORIHUELA Costa residents are campaigning against so-called 'botellón' (big bottle) parties which are held in outdoor areas during the summer by masses of young...

Tourism tax bombshell

AS PART of the fiscal reforms being contemplated by the regional government in Valencia, experts are revising plans that could see the 'tasa turística'...

The show must go on

TORREVIEJA town hall is eyeing June for a possible reopening of the much-maligned municipal theatre. Full story in Friday’s Costa Blanca News (south edition).

Elvis packed the house

The climax of the three-Day Elvis Fiesta took place at Benidorm Palace on Sunday evening – to which tickets had already sold out even...

Blaze destroys Benidorm bar

Fire ripped through ‘The Beach Terrace’ bar at the Rincon end of the Levante beach front at around 22.00 on Monday. The fire was quickly...

High Court hears Brexit legal case

A High Court hearing in London into the rights of up to two million Britons in Europe to vote in the EU referendum is...

Specialised housebreakers detained

A TOTAL of 11 people have been arrested in a sting to bring down a violent gang which specialised in burglaries and robberies. Full story...

Centre for Parkinson’s sufferers opens

A ‘SCHOOL’ for Parkinson’s disease has been set up at Elche general hospital to provide comprehensive care for sufferers of the condition. More in Friday’s...

Campervans in the clear

CAMPERVANS cannot be prevented from stopping in places where other vehicles can legally park, according to a report by Torrevieja local police. Full story in...

Canine cove almost ready

SANTA Pola’s beach for dogs could be ready to open next month, announced the councillor for beaches Mercedes Landa. More in today’s Costa Blanca News...

Irish murder suspect arrest at Alicante airport

AN IRISH man wanted on suspicion of two murders was arrested at Alicante-Elche airport, announced the Guardia Civil. The 32-year-old was detained under a European...

Bid to halt the building

A BUILDING moratorium for Orihuela Costa has been mooted by Cambiemos party councillor Marta Guillén. Full story in Friday’s Costa Blanca News (south edition)

River row escalates

AN ONGOING row over who is responsible for cleaning the River Segura waterway is angering town halls and environmentalists. More in Friday’s Costa Blanca News...

Taxman targets holiday lets

WITH tax filing season now underway, inspectors are reported to be targeting property owners who placed advertisements for holiday rentals during 2015. The crackdown includes 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...