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Local news and information for Elche / Elx, Alicante

Food & Drink Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Elche man, 81, holds world record for largest brandy...

A PENSIONER on the southern Costa Blanca has entered the for having the largest brandy collection on the planet. Manuel Bru – or should that be 'Brew' – has 1,057 bottles in his house, of which the oldest...

Animals/Pets Mon, Oct 17, 2016

SEPRONA seizes monkeys bred and sold in pet shops and...

A RACKET breeding monkeys and selling them in pet shops has been busted in several parts of Spain and seven people arrested, with a further 25 facing charges. Most of the animals seized were suffering from physical and...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Jul 2, 2015

Activists from radical Islam cell hack Costa Blanca...

A RADICAL Islamic activist group hacked the website for the Miguel Hernández University in Elche (Alicante province) and changed the content, which remained there for several hours. Two experienced hackers, of Tunisian...

Crime/Incidents Wed, Jun 24, 2015

Man infects daughter, two, with sexually-transmitted virus

A MAN who raped his two-year-old daughter and infected her with the human papiloma virus (HPV) is facing nine years in jail. The accused, from Elche (Alicante province), had the toddler at his home during one of his...

Sport Sat, Jun 6, 2015

Elche CF relegated as tax debt punishment

ELCHE Football Club has been relegated from La Liga's top flight, despite finishing a comfortable 13th, over 'unpaid taxes', and Basque club Eibar FC will be promoted in their place. The Social Discipline...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Apr 28, 2015

Five-floor block collapses in Elche

A FIVE-STOREY building has completely collapsed in Elche (Alicante province) as a result of high winds and rain, leaving three people injured. Only the front wall remains, with the roof, floors and all other walls...

Entertainment Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Elche University offers foundation degree in rock music

A COSTA Blanca university is offering a new foundation degree-level diploma in rock music. Students take the first year of the course via distance learning online, honing their instrument-playing skills, improving their...

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