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Alicante province News & Information

Brits report 'vomit on seat' on Ryanair Alicante flight
Travel/Tourism Fri, Oct 5, 2018

Brits report 'vomit on seat' on Ryanair Alicante flight

A BRITISH couple on a Ryanair flight from Alicante to claimed their seat was 'covered in dried vomit' and that the cabin crew 'refused to clean it'. “It was quite obvious that someone had been sick,”...

Ban on shorts for girls sparks pupil protest
Education/Work Tue, Sep 25, 2018

Ban on shorts for girls sparks pupil protest

TEENS at a Torrevieja high school have staged a peaceful protest over centre rules banning them from wearing shorts. Around 40 girls pointedly wore shorts on the same day to show their discontent for what they call...

'Aliens' star Al Matthews found dead in Costa Blanca villa
Crime/Incidents Mon, Sep 24, 2018

'Aliens' star Al Matthews found dead in Costa Blanca villa

THE actor who played the cigar-chewing Sergeant Apone in the 1986 cult film has been found dead in his villa in the Orihuela Costa area (southern Alicante province). Alexander Basil Matthews – better known as Al...

'B-Day Landings': Allied forces' Benidorm beach invasion
Culture Sat, Sep 22, 2018

'B-Day Landings': Allied forces' Benidorm beach invasion

TIDES and the moon's phases could have been what really won World War II – any miscalculation in either could have meant the death toll of nearly 20,000 men skyrocketing on June 6, 1944 and may have led to France...

Flash floods in Javea and Denia
Environment Sat, Aug 18, 2018

Flash floods in Javea and Denia

The Valencian Community - typically hot, sunny and dry at this time of year - has seen torrential rain over the past few hours, with a total of 105.2 litres per square metre falling in the popular holiday spot of Javea...

Earthquake in southern Alicante disturbs siesta
Environment Tue, Aug 14, 2018

Earthquake in southern Alicante disturbs siesta

AN EARTHQUAKE in the inland village of Albatera (Alicante province) close to Murcia's north-eastern border reached 4.2 on the Richter scale, according to the National Geographical Institute (IGN) on Twitter. The...

'Too many Spaniards' in Benidorm 'ruins' Brit's holiday
Travel/Tourism Tue, Aug 14, 2018

'Too many Spaniards' in Benidorm 'ruins' Brit's holiday

A BRITISH pensioner who 'saved up for months' to go on holiday in Benidorm has complained to Thomas Cook that there were 'too many Spanish people' in her hotel and asked for a refund. Freda Jackson, 81,...

Elche youngster and baby captured by cult return to Spain
Crime/Incidents Sat, Aug 11, 2018

Elche youngster and baby captured by cult return to Spain

A YOUNG woman from Elche lured into a sect in Perú is on the plane home along with her father and two-month-old baby daughter. Patricia Aguilar Poveda, 19, was traced in July after her father Alberto travelled to the...

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