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Costa Blanca News & Information

'Super-surgeon' Pedro Cavadas refits child's toes after fairground accident
Society Tue, Jan 15, 2019

'Super-surgeon' Pedro Cavadas refits child's...

SPAIN'S world-famous 'super-surgeon' Dr Pedro Cavadas has successfully reimplanted a four-year-old boy's toes ripped off when he became trapped in a fairground ride. The child's foot end up wedged...

British expat discovers El Niño win 'by accident'
Entertainment Mon, Jan 7, 2019

British expat discovers El Niño win 'by accident'

A BRITISH pensioner who does not speak Spanish found out almost be accident that he had won €75,000 on the El Niño lottery, which was drawn on Sunday, January 6. Gary, in his late 60s and living on the urbanisation...

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

Brits report 'vomit on seat' on Ryanair Alicante...

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...

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...

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...

Birthday party for Terra Natura's favourite elephant Petita, 46
Animals/Pets Wed, Aug 22, 2018

Birthday party for Terra Natura's favourite elephant...

BENIDORM theme park Terra Natura's most iconic and popular resident celebrated her birthday in true Bollywood style this week as a nod to her Indian roots and invited all members of the public to join her. Petita,...

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...

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

'Too many Spaniards' in Benidorm 'ruins'...

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,...

Manta ray rescued in Torrevieja
Animals/Pets Mon, Jul 30, 2018

Manta ray rescued in Torrevieja

Lifeguards and police officers joined forces yesterday (Sunday) to rescue a manta ray which had got caught in a net near the shore at Playa de la Mata in Torrevieja. The ray, measuring almost two metres across, was...

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