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Juvenile detained for horrific attack

A 17-year-old boy is in custody for allegedly attacking and sexually assaulting an 80-year-old woman in order to rob her at her home in...

Town hall to renovate iconic bridge

Villajoyosa council has completed the drafting of the plans for the restructuring and renovation of the old main road bridge over the River Amadorio. Full...

Street repairs in the offing

Torrevieja town hall has at last selected a private company to repair and maintain the streets in the municipality. Residents have been complaining for many...

Woman detained for hotel room break-ins

National Police officers in Benidorm have arrested a suspected member of an itinerant gang who have been breaking into hotel rooms since last summer,...

Loan scam gang took victims’ homes

The National Police reported they have arrested seven members of one of the most active criminal gangs specialised in real estate swindles and tax...

Montgó blaze

A forest fire has broken out on the Montgó mountain in Jávea, close to homes. The regional emergency services said it was ‘evolving positively’. Air support...

Villages to get their first cashpoints by April

Remote rural villages across the Valencia region will have at least one cashpoint machine in place by April, so residents no longer need to...

Counting the ibex

An ambitious project to estimate the population of the Iberian ibex in the Valencia region is now underway. A spokesman for the regional environment department...

Seeking answers from the sun

With electricity prices sky-high, more projects to produce energy from sustainable sources in Alicante province are being presented. The latest move by a home-grown company...

Emergency services to the rescue

A wheelchair user was rescued from her Torrevieja home when it went up in flames this morning. The woman and her carer have been taken...

Benidorm police bust international drug gang

National Police have detained 10 suspects of ‘different nationalities’ for belonging to a criminal organisation which trafficked drugs. Searches were carried out in Benidorm, La...

The IFA goes public

Ownership of the Institución Ferial Alicantina (IFA) convention centre in Elche – which stands next to the airport – will pass to the regional...

Pre-departure test scrapped for travellers

Eligible fully vaccinated passengers and under 18s will no longer need to take a pre-departure test or self-isolate on arrival in England from 04.00...

In defence of bar owners

The regional government has said it will help to protect bar and restaurant owners who receive threats from anti-vaxxers over the Covid passport. “We will...

Harrier fights back

The Eurasian marsh harrier is no longer in danger of extinction in the Valencia region, the department for the environment announced this week. At least...

Villa marijuana farms busted

Two indoor marijuana plantations have been dismantled in Calpe. A Guardia Civil spokesman said they had been set up in ‘luxury detached villas’. Full report in...

Pair collared for Costa crime wave

The Guardia Civil said they have cleared up more than 20 offences committed in businesses, homes, vehicles and public spaces around the coasts of...

Walker injured in Bernia fall

The fire brigade’s mountain rescue team (GER) was mobilised yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon when a 38-year-old man suffered a fall on the Sierra de Bernia. It...

More than 4,000 migrants presumed dead

A total of 4,404 migrants died or disappeared at sea while trying to reach Spain during 2021, according to figures produced by the organisation...

Guy Richie movie chooses Alicante province

British movie director Guy Richie will be filming in Petrer this month for his next movie, starring Hollywood star Jake Gyllenhaal. According to the town...

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“Spain is not a safe haven,” says the NCA

A new appeal has been launched to trace and bring to justice 12 of the UK’s most wanted fugitives believed to be hiding in...