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Local news and information for Costa Blanca

Crime/Incidents Tue, Nov 21, 2017

Mum who murdered daughter's rapist gets daytime prison...

A MOTHER who killed her daughter's rapist in a fit of rage in a high-profile case in the province of Alicante is now allowed to go home during the day and spend nights in prison only. María del Carmen García's...

Crime/Incidents Sat, Nov 11, 2017

Kids trapped on Benidorm fairground ride

A MECHANICAL fault left 13 terrified kids stuck on the top of a fairground ride last night (Friday) in Benidorm. The 'Alcatraz', part of the temporary fairground set up for the Costa Blanca capital's annual...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Nov 7, 2017

Woman who killed son in Torrevieja jailed for 11 years

A MOTHER on the run from Swiss authorities who stabbed her infant son in the toilets at Torrevieja hospital has been jailed for 11 years. Katharina Katit-Stäheli, who was 40 at the time, does not believe in traditional...

Environment Sat, Oct 7, 2017

Floods cause mayhem in Calpe and Benidorm

SUDDEN downpours today have flooded the towns of Benidorm and Calpe (Alicante province) leaving drivers trapped in their cars. Firefighters had to rescue one family from Calpe's Avenida Rumanía – a couple and...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Oct 6, 2017

Son-in-law innocent of CAM bank boss' widow's murder

FURTHER forensic tests have ruled out that the killer of the CAM bank chairman's widow was her son-in-law. María del Carmen Martínez, 70, was shot at close range inside her landrover on the forecourt of a garage...

Education/Work Sun, Sep 17, 2017

Cash workers 'ordered to hide in manure heap' if police...

AN EMPLOYER who forced his workers to hide in manure heaps whenever the police came by has been arrested in Almoradí (Alicante province). The farm labourers were non-EU foreigners without papers and working cash-in...

Crime/Incidents Sat, Sep 2, 2017

Father leaves daughter, 5, home alone to go to karaoke bar

A SPANISH father has been arrested on the southern Costa Blanca for leaving his five-year-old daughter home alone when he went for a night out at a karaoke. One of his neighbours called the police at around 03.25 on...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Aug 31, 2017

Missing British girl, 8, found after 'falling asleep in...

AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD British girl who went missing in El Albir (Alicante province) has been found safe and sound in the restaurant next door to the one she was last seen at. The youngster had gone inside and fallen asleep,...

Crime/Incidents Sun, Aug 13, 2017

Mystery of skull found in Alicante wheelie-bin solved

A HORRIFIED homeless man who found a human skull whilst sifting through a wheelie-bin sparked a murder inquiry in the east-coast city of Alicante this week. But the person who put it there has come forward and confessed...

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