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Local news and information for Dénia, Alicante

Crime/Incidents Mon, Sep 21, 2015

Superyacht sinks in Dénia port

A LUXURY yacht sank in the port of Dénia (Alicante province) and the fire brigade had to be called in to bail it out. The craft was moored at the time, and its bow had tipped into the sea, meaning the front end quickly...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Sep 11, 2014

Inferno on the Montgó destroys Costa Blanca homes

A RAGING inferno on the Montgó mountain between Dénia and Jávea (Alicante province) is spreading out of control in both directions, and has already led to entire urbanisations being evacuated. It started at around 16...

Environment Sat, May 3, 2014

Montgó fire under control

The forest fire that broke out at the foot of the Montgó Nature Reserve in Denia (Alicante), was finally declared under control by 3pm today, but not before almost 40 hectares of greenery had been destroyed. Local...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Oct 4, 2013

ETA terrorists refuse to testify over 2005 Hotel Port...

A TERRORIST commando leader who allegedly ordered the bombing of the Saga hotel in Dénia (Alicante) in early 2005 has refused to testify in front of the judge. Garikoitz Aspiazu, alias 'Txeroki', said the trial...

Environment Wed, Nov 14, 2012

Adverse weather closes schools in Javea and Denia

The "adverse" weather conditions seen in the province of Alicante yesterday got worse overnight and schools remain closed in Javea, Denia, Ondara and Els Poblets with these and other coastal towns on red alert...

Crime/Incidents Wed, Jun 8, 2011

Fatal shooting by jealous lover in Denia

A woman was stabbed several times and her new boyfriend was shot dead in Denia last night, in what appears to be the act of her jealous former lover. The alleged murderer shot his ex-partner's new boyfriend "a...

Crime/Incidents Mon, May 2, 2011

Tonne of cocaine seized in Denia

National Police officers have seized a tonne of cocaine and 1,300 kilos of hashish and arrested 18 people in two separate operations in the Alicante town of Denia.

The first of the operations took place in the...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Mar 24, 2011

Expert yachtsman drowns in stormy seas off Denia

It has now been revealed that the person who lost his life in an accident in a storm off Denia was none other than expert yachtsman Don Nordqvist, one of the trainers for the Swedish national sailing team. Mr Nordqvist,...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Jul 23, 2010

'Monster of Grbavica' to be deported

THE so-called 'monster of Grbavica' is due to be deported to Bosnia four months after his arrest in Dénia (Alicante). Veselin Vlahovic is charged with war crimes taking place between 1992 and 1995. As a member...

Environment Tue, Jul 20, 2010

Tropical jellyfish in Dénia has 'very painful sting'

A SWARM of 'exotic' jellyfish with a very painful sting has washed up onto the shores of Dénia (Alicante). The creatures, which are not native to the area, are said to be highly dangerous and around 2,500...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Apr 15, 2010

Woman shot dead in her kitchen in Denia

A 34-year old Colombian woman was shot dead in her kitchen in the La Pedrera area of Denia (Alicante) today. According to police sources, the incident occurred at lunchtime today in an apartment in the Edificio Luz on...

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