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Local news and information for El Campello, Alicante

Crime/Incidents Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Elderly British man murders wife at their Costa Blanca...

A BRITISH man aged 86 has been arrested on suspicion of killing his wife, 79, at the nursing home where they both lived. The accused is believed to have attacked the victim, also British, with a knife at the Orpea home...

Crime/Incidents Mon, Sep 19, 2016

British expat rescued after fall at home and three days...

A BRITISH man who spent three days without food or water after a fall in his home was rescued in the nick of time by police in El Campello, near Alicante city. The 69-year-old had slipped on the kitchen floor and was...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Jan 18, 2013

Animal rescue volunteer killed by tram

A 70-YEAR-OLD woman lost her life yesterday morning after being hit by the Alicante-Benidorm tram. The victim was standing on the boarding ramp near the pavement, reportedly in the path of the vehicle, in El Campello...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Aug 6, 2010

Swimmer dies in sea off El Campello beach

A BATHER lost his life this morning whilst out swimming in the sea off the beach in El Campello (Alicante). The victim, 77, was said to have been accompanied by his daughter at the time. Witnesses said the accident...

Crime/Incidents Sat, Oct 24, 2009

El Campello air crash pilot drowns

THE pilot of a bi-plane that crashed into the Coveta Fumà area of El Campello (Alicante) yesterday was found dead by coastguard rescuers. They believe that the deceased man was the only person in the craft. Airport...

Food & Drink Mon, Sep 14, 2009

World’s longest restaurant table ‘nearly a mile’

A RESTAURANT table measuring a whopping 1.2 kilometres in length has entered the Guinness Book of Records. In fact, it was made up of tables from at least 60 different restaurants in El Campello (Alicante) assembled in...

Education/Work Thu, Nov 27, 2008

School lunch monitors accused of child abuse

Four dining hall monitors at a junior school in El Campello (Alicante) were detained last Monday lunchtime amid accusations of child abuse. The arrests were made at 12.30pm and were the result of a complaint made by the...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Oct 2, 2008

Octogenarian killed in bathing accident

An 83-year-old Spanish man died this lunchtime as he was bathing off Mutxavista beach in El Campello (Alicante). His body has been taken to the local Forensic Institute where an autopsy will be performed, but he is...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Nov 21, 2006

Dozens of yachts destroyed in marina blaze

Firefighters in El Campello yesterday were working to try and stop the spread of a blaze that broke out in a repair yard in the port. The fire affected some 60 craft that were inside the facility, which were burned to...

Crime/Incidents Mon, Jun 12, 2006

Search continues for missing bather

Two helicopters are helping in the search for a 22 year old Guinean man who went missing yesterday afternoon while bathing with friends off Muchavista beach in El Campello (Alicante). According to an emergency services...

Crime/Incidents Wed, May 31, 2006

Armed robbery gang seized in Alicante

The Guardia Civil yesterday announced that it had dismantled what it considered to be "an important gang" of four men and two women in two apartments in the province of Alicante; one in El Campello and the other...

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