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Llíber illegal house case remains unsettled

THE REGIONAL secretary of Housing Lluís Ferrando, visited Llíber this week to discuss the case of almost 300 homes which are involved in a...

Illegal fireworks seized in Gandia and Manises

Huge consignments of fireworks stored in makeshift warehouses without a licence were seized in separate operations in Manises (L’Horta Oest) and Gandia (La Safor)...

Police raid pubs showing football

A NATIONWIDE crackdown on businesses showing televised football matches without the proper subscription was carried out by National Police this week. Officers swooped simultaneously while...

Consumer rights groups to fight Ryanair’s new hand luggage charge

CONSUMER rights groups in Spain have announced legal action against low-cost airline Ryanair after it announced last Friday that it would be charging for...

Guardia Civil shut down Vinaròs illegal puppy farm

GUARDIA Civil officers closed down an illegal puppy farm in Vinaròs late last week, arresting a 59-year-man. Investigations began after a vet reported that puppies...

Calpe FC players arrested during match

Five vans full of police literally took to the football pitch of Calpe FC during Friday evening, arresting nine players for not having the...

Independence Day for Cataluña?

Catalán regional president Carles Puigdemont is expected to declare unilateral Catalan independence (in some form that has not yet been disclosed) when he addresses...

Catalan police to remove ballot boxes

The head of the Catalán regional police (Mossos D'Esquadra) Josep Lluís Trapero has send out internal orders for the officers to 'remove ballot boxes'...

Catalan referendum stumbles in Barcelona

The Catalan nationalist government's persistance in holding the illegal independence referendum on October 1 has stumbled accross a huge obstacle in its own capital:...

Benidorm gets tough on beach ‘cocktail cowboys’

FOLLOWING last week’s altercation between police and the illegal cocktail touts, all three perpetrators have now been sent to Fontcalent prison in Alicante pending...

Horsemeat scandal ringleader lived in Calpe

Police have dismantled a Europe-wide crime group who traded horsemeat unfit for human consumption. A Dutch man tracked down in Belgium, and who had been...

‘Pirate’ fish seized

GUARDIA Civil have seized almost 400 kilos of fish caught illegally by vessels based in Altea. Officers based in Calpe had the small Portosenso harbour...

Clampdown on illegal excursions

Nine local councils in the Marina Baja district have joined forces to clamp down on ‘manteros’ street vendors. The town halls of Alfaz del Pi, Altea, Benidorm, Finestrat, La Nucía, Callosa d’en Sarrià, Polop, Relleu and Villajoyosa have drawn up a protocol to carry out inspections of businesses thought to be involved in the illegal excursions scam.

Boat people reach the Costa

GUARDIA Civil had their hands full this week chasing scarpering migrants who arrived at a number of points along the Costa Blanca and Costa...

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