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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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Environment Fri, Feb 23, 2018

Four-metre shark found on Santa Pola beach

A DEAD shark of nearly four metres (13 feet) long and weighing 200 kilos (31st 6lb) has been found on the beach in Santa Pola, south of Alicante. It was first seen on the shores of Levante Beach on Wednesday afternoon,...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Feb 8, 2018

British paedophile on the run caught in Calpe

A BRITISH paedophile has been arrested in the coastal town of Calpe (Alicante province) after going on the run to avoid a 25-year jail sentence. The accused, 71, is said to have committed 'numerous' sexual...

Crime/Incidents Wed, Jan 31, 2018

Mugger 'hugged and kissed' victims in three regions

A WOMAN has been arrested in connection with 12 muggings involving 'hugging' her victims in the street, each of them hundreds of kilometres apart. The 27-year-old, said to be a Romanian national, was caught in...

Crime/Incidents Sat, Jan 27, 2018

British boy, 3, missing but mum goes to pub instead of...

A BRITISH mother whose three-year-old son went missing on a southern Costa Blanca seafront went out drinking and then to bed before reporting his disappearance 14 hours later. The tot was wearing pyjamas and socks, with...

Crime/Incidents Mon, Jan 22, 2018

Italian mafia boss in hiding since 1993 caught in Alicante

AN ITALIAN mafia boss who has been on the run for nearly 25 years has been caught in Alicante, according to National Police. Fausto Pellegrinetti had been living in a luxury penthouse apartment in an exclusive area of...