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Local news and information for Javea / Xàbia, Alicante

Animals/Pets Fri, Nov 13, 2015

'Animal therapy' scheme launched in Costa Blanca town

A PIONEERING ‘animal therapy’ charity in a Costa Blanca town has launched its first session by bringing trained dogs into an elderly Day Centre. Thanks to a grant from the La Caixa bank social fund, new association...

Crime/Incidents Sat, Aug 8, 2015

Car crashes from promenade onto Javea beach

Two men were injured in the early hours of Friday morning when they drove their car along the Avenida Marina Española - a pedestrianised seafront promenade - and it ended up falling off the road and down onto the rocks...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Sep 12, 2014

Costa Blanca inferno flares up again; over 2,000 evacuated

LAST night's raging wildfire on the Montgó and Les Planes mountains between Dénia and Jávea continues to spread out of control despite every effort – flames flared up again in Jávea this morning at around 07...

Crime/Incidents Wed, Jun 11, 2014

Second demonstration at missing Jávea teenager's school

A COSTA Blanca schoolgirl who thought she had 'no friends' now has literally hundreds of classmates saying they miss her and want her to come back after she disappeared three weeks ago. The second in a series of...

Crime/Incidents Sun, Jul 10, 2011

Jávea woman commissions hitman to kill husband's lover

A SWISS woman from Jávea (Alicante) has been arrested on suspicion of paying a hitman 50,000 euros to kill her husband's lover. The accused, 46, found out her German husband – said to be the head of a mafia...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Mar 24, 2011

Judge turns down appeal in Javea murder case

The Superior Court of Justice has turned down an appeal launched against a sentence handed down by a court in Alicante that condemned two British men to jail terms of sixteen years each for killing another man in June...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Jul 30, 2010

Three bodies found off coast of Jávea

A THIRD body has been found out to sea off the coast of Jávea (Alicante). Yesterday, two bodies in a decomposed state were found 10 miles off the Cabo de la Nao cape, wearing dark clothing. The fisherman who discovered...

Crime/Incidents Sat, Oct 31, 2009

African immigrants sail into Jávea port

A SECOND raft-load of immigrants from Africa was spotted sailing into the port of Jávea (Alicante) on Friday. The first was seen the day before, carrying eight people, believed to be Algerian nationals. Yesterday’s...

Property Sat, Jan 24, 2009

Javea luxury house demolished

Javea has become the scene of another demolition of luxury house built on twelve thousand square metres of land in the Cansalades area of the municipality. It is believed that although the owner applied for permission...

Food & Drink Wed, Jul 30, 2008

Javea's culinary heritage

Typical dishes such as arroz al horno (oven baked rice) and the famous local arroz a la marina vie alongside suc roig (fish platter) and salazones (salt-dried anchovies,) in the town's ‘tapas’ bars, which exist...