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Burglary gang busted

A TOTAL of seven suspected burglars have been arrested by the Guardia Civil in Murcia following a wave of break-ins. Full story in Friday’s Costa...

Drug runners detained

A GANG which smuggled large quantities of hashish into Murcia by boat to distribute the drug in Europe has been smashed by the Guardia...

Former regional president under investigation

Eduardo Zaplana, former PP Mayor of Benidorm, ex-regional president and former minister under PM José María Aznar, has today (Monday) been placed under investigation for...

Elvis Mania

For the seventh successive year "Elvis Mania" hit Benidorm for a weekend tribute to "The King of Rock n´ Roll". The three-day event started...

‘We want Ikea’

THE PARTIDO Popular (PP) opposition in Elche has called on the ruling coalition in city hall to do all they can to bring furniture...

Living on the edge

OWNERS of the houses along Babilonia beach in Guardamar del Segura are besieged not only by the encroaching sea but also the authorities’ refusal...

Expats betrayed

DESPITE the vow by the Conservative party in their 2015 election manifesto to guarantee votes for life for expats, long-term residents in Spain and...

Fire engine graffiti warns of staff shortage ‘dangers’

FIREFIGHTERS are 'feeling old' and overworked in the Marina Alta, but have resorted to youthful measures to make their plight known – graffiti all...

Drug dealing duo detained

A COUPLE accused of dealing drugs from their home in Torrevieja have been arrested by the National Police. Full story in tomorrow’s Costa Blanca News...

Chinese love Alicante wine

EXPORTS of wines from the Alicante protected designation of origin (DOP) increased by 15.21% for the 2015-2016 harvest, reported the regulatory board. Significantly China has...

Brit ‘smashed sleeping son’s head with hammer’

A BRITISH man has been arrested in Dénia after smashing his son over the head with a hammer whilst he was asleep. The victim, 20,...

Gang of four nabbed

A GANG of four women who stole from shops and at local markets in Alicante province has been busted by the Guardia Civil. A force...

PM to appear in court

PM Mariano Rajoy has been summonded by the Spanish High Court to testify as a witness in the Gürtel corruption case that has hit...

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...

Britons arrested for smuggling ‘danger’ drug

TWO Britons have been arrested in connection with a drug shipment with a street value of €3.5 million which was brought into Spain via...

Any takers for Corvera airport?

THE CONTRACT to run Murcia’s international airport at Corvera was put out to tender on April 7 in Spain’s official state bulletin (BOE). Bidders will...

Makeover for Benidorm promenade eyesore

THE OWNERS of an abandoned hotel in Benidorm have begun to clean up its façade after failing to take action on two prior municipal...

Belt-up! or get ‘snapped’

THE DGT traffic department have put into operation new cameras that can control the use of seat belts. A total of 225 strategically placed cameras...

Spanish PM gets Moraira Brexit statement

LAURA Hillstead, the Teulada- Moraira councillor for international resident relations, handed the recently written Brexit motion over to Spain's Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, last...

Strike set to hit Easter flyers

RYANAIR staff at Alicante-Elche airport have called a four-day strike, which is due to start on Friday. Full story in the Costa Blanca News –...
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