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Local news and information for Alcoy / Alcoi, Alicante

Crime/Incidents Tue, May 30, 2017

Alcoi artist and politician Rubén Fresneda drowns in...

A WELL-KNOWN local artist has drowned off a Costa Blanca beach aged just 29, emergency services report. Rubén Fresneda, from Alcoi (Alicante province), whose works are famous in his home town and beyond, was a member...

Food & Drink Mon, Oct 27, 2014

Spanish coffee-flavoured beer takes off in USA

A BEER based on a liqueur manufactured in Alcoi (Alicante) has proven to be a sell-out in the USA and has returned across the pond to be sold in delicatessens across Spain. Spigha Coffee Porter was created by Daniel...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Feb 11, 2014

Alcoy couple left toddler home alone 'to go partying'

A COUPLE in Alcoy (Alicante) has been arrested and charged with child neglect after leaving their three-year-old home alone to 'go out partying', according to National Police. The little girl is said to have...

Entertainment Mon, Apr 22, 2013

Alcoi celebrates famous Moors and Christians festival

PROBABLY the largest and most spectacular Moors and Christians fiesta in Spain is taking place this week in Alcoi (Âlicante), a town as famous for its festival re-enacting the battle between the Arab occupants of Spain...

Crime/Incidents Wed, Sep 19, 2007

Missing Alcoy man found dead under bridge

The dead body of a 53 year old man who was reported missing fifteen days ago, was found today under a bridge in Añcoy (Alicante). The discovery was made this morning under La Petxina bridge in the town's Ensanche...

Crime/Incidents Mon, Jun 18, 2007

Alcoy murderer detained in Ciudad Real after confession

A 35 year old Portuguese man with two previous domestic violence convictions who murdered his partner in Alcoy on Saturday, gave himself up to police in Ciudad Real at 9.45am yesterday morning. 44 year old María Luisa...

Economy Wed, Dec 6, 2006

Fire causes huge losses at textile plant

A fire that started at the edge of a dry riverbed in Alcoy early yesterday morning, soon rapidly spread to a nearby textile factory, completely destroying it along with three cars that belonged to workers on the night...

Religion Tue, Oct 10, 2006

Alcoy Christians march without Moors

As expected, the high point of the recent Hispanic Day Parade in New York was the appearance in costume of the Alcoy Moors and Christians Association. About 2,000 members of the association paraded down Fifth Avenue to...

Crime/Incidents Wed, Jul 19, 2006

Four injured as Alcoy wall collapses on market

Part of the wall holding back the main park or Glorieta in Alcoy collapsed yesterday onto several stands at the usual Tuesday open-air market. The wall, which is some 150 years old trapped several people and rescue...