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Alicante province News & Information

Patricia's family will seek custody of granddaughter if Elche teen 'cannot look after her'
Crime/Incidents Tue, Jul 10, 2018

Patricia's family will seek custody of granddaughter if...

PATRICIA Aguilar's parents say they will apply for custody of their granddaughter if medical and psychological reports show she is not capable of looking after her – even if they are only awarded temporary foster...

Elche woman in Peruvian sect 'ate once a week'
Crime/Incidents Sat, Jul 7, 2018

Elche woman in Peruvian sect 'ate once a week'

DISTRESSING information about a young Elche woman's ordeal in a sect based in the Peruvian Amazon has come to light now that she has been rescued along with her month-old daughter. Initial reports claimed Patricia...

Valencia PP councillor dies in holiday home balcony fall
Politics Sat, Jun 16, 2018

Valencia PP councillor dies in holiday home balcony fall

A FORMER councillor on the PP in Valencia has been found dead after falling off a balcony in what may have been a case of suicide. María José Alcón, who was on the right-wing PP which reigned in the city for 24 years...

BBC to air documentary on Kirsty Maxwell and Craig Mallon
Crime/Incidents Tue, May 1, 2018

BBC to air documentary on Kirsty Maxwell and Craig Mallon

A TELEVISION documentary on the BBC is planned covering the death of Scottish newlywed Kirsty Maxwell in a fall from a 9th-floor Benidorm hotel. Spanish reporter Ainhoa Urcelay is working with the BBC on the production,...

Portuguese Man O'War shuts another Costa Blanca beach
Environment Fri, Apr 27, 2018

Portuguese Man O'War shuts another Costa Blanca beach

ANOTHER Costa Blanca beach has been shut to bathers after a Portuguese Man O'War sighting – this time that of El Campello. Earlier this week, reports of the deadly marine hydrozoan being seen on the beach in Altea...

Altea shuts beach after Portuguese Man O'War sighted
Environment Wed, Apr 25, 2018

Altea shuts beach after Portuguese Man O'War sighted

AT LEAST one beach on the Costa Blanca has been shut after a Portuguese Man O'War was found on the shores. Altea (Alicante province) has banned bathers for the moment, and the poisonous species have been seen on the...

Girls filmed dancing on top of moving car
Crime/Incidents Tue, Apr 17, 2018

Girls filmed dancing on top of moving car

POLICE in Jávea (Alicante province) have launched a probe after a video of two young women dancing on top of a moving car went viral on Facebook. Footage shows the girls in various precarious positions – on one leg...

Jávea hotel's 39 guests get food poisoning from mussels
Food & Drink Fri, Apr 13, 2018

Jávea hotel's 39 guests get food poisoning from mussels

A CONFIRMED total of 39 holidaymakers went down with food poisoning after eating mussels at a hotel on the Arenal beach in Jávea (Alicante province), reports have just revealed. The Spanish gency for Consumption, Food...

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge fans of 'Benidorm' series
Entertainment Wed, Apr 11, 2018

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge fans of 'Benidorm' series

DUKE and Duchess of Cambridge William and Kate are huge fans of the TV comedy series , which is shot on location at a hotel in the Costa Blanca tourism capital. Actors and actresses from the ITV show, which satirises...

Brit couple fined over Benidorm fake sickness claim
Travel/Tourism Wed, Mar 21, 2018

Brit couple fined over Benidorm fake sickness claim

TWO British tourists who filed a fake sickness claim after a holiday in Benidorm have been ordered to pay €17,200 in compensation to the travel operator, TUI. Jamie Melling and his girlfriend Chelsea Devine, from...

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