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Elephants in motorway smash

A LORRY transporting five elephants caused traffic chaos when it crashed on the A-30 motorway on Monday at 16.03 between Albacete and Murcia. Tragically, one...

Briton’s arrest lead to solving 122 credit card crimes

MORAIRA Guardia Civil has solved 122 counts of credit card crime after a two-year investigation into the criminal activities of two Britons in Benitachell...

Easter week in Spain: The rough guide

Semana Santa, or 'Holy Week', is dramatic, passionate, emotional and traditional, but often shrouded in mystery for the uninitiated. Readers who've grown up with chocolate...

Airlines in turbulence over ‘add on’ charges

GOVERNMENT ministers are investigating how airlines make extra cash by hitting passengers with ‘add on’ charges and how they inflate the cost of flying. The...

False Benidorm holiday claim thrown out of court

IN ANOTHER victory for the UK travel industry, a Liverpool couple have been caught out after claiming compensation for a holiday in Benidorm that...

Extra time for would-be expats

BRITONS who want to move to Spain will be given breathing space over Brexit. Speaking in Brussels on Wednesday, president of the European Council Donald...

X-Factor auditions in Benidorm

Talent scouts from Britain’s most popular talent show, the X Factor, are coming to Benidorm to conduct auditions for the next series, which will...

All set for Fallas

Dénia's Saladar falla is one of hundreds that were being erected throughout the region yesterday and will be set on fire on Monday night....

International success for La Nucía

An estimated 11,000 people attended La Nucía's fifth International Day on Sunday at the Camilo Cano Sports Centre. The main arena was transformed into a riot...

British expats urged to get permanent residency certificates

BRITISH expats are being urged to apply for an official residency certificate before Brexit when the UK leaves the European Union on 29th March,...

Women stop the Costa

HUNDREDS of people gathered outside Benidorm town hall at midday yesterday (Thursday) to join the Women's Day protests that took place in several countries....

Chippy blast shocks Benidorm

Several establishments and streets had to be evacuated in Benidorm's Rincón de Loix area today (Tuesday) after a gas explosion shattered the front of...

Never too late to learn

EIGHTY-year-old Miguel Castillo is a retired notary who survived a heart attack that nearly killed him. This episode caused him to change his entire...

Hunters sentenced for shooting pet dogs

A JUDGE in Benidorm has sentenced two men to prison for killing one pet dog and injuring another after they shot them whilst hunting. Vicente...

Benidorm set for sunset marathon

BENIDORM will host the combined half marathon and 10k run on Saturday, March 3, with a start time of 18.30. With just two weeks before...

‘Thanks for saving my life’

AN EIGHT-year-old girl has thanked police who arrested a paedophile who tried to snatch her in Alicante city last month by giving them an...

Votes for all

EXPATS will win a “lifelong” right to vote in British elections after a wide-ranging consultation on its key votes for life strategy, the government...

Banned drug-driver kills 18 year old outside nightclub

A HIT-and-run driver high on drugs killed an 18-year-old woman in the Sueca area on Sunday on the roadside outside a nightclub. Andrea Mengual Vallejo,...

Big chill grips the Costa

THE COLD weather which has brought deep snow to inland areas of Alicante province is set to continue. Meteorologists at state weather agency AEMET reported...

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Briton’s bid to secure UK vote

BRITISH councillor in Alicante province Jacqui Cotterill will attend a meeting of the European Union’s Petitions Committee next week in a renewed effort to...