Saturday, 10 December 2016

Latest News

Massive Blanca drugs bust

Police uncovered an enormous drug haul, the most significant Costa Blanca bust in decades, at a farm in Elche. More than 10,000 cannabis plants were seized from a sophisticated greenhouse set-up. The haul weighed more than three tons and has an estimated street value of an astonishing €9 million, with…

Doing it themselves

OWNERS of land in Benidorm’s Armanello district plan to take over the failed development. With an area of 565,000 square metres this is the only sizeable tract of untouched land left in Benidorm and was once the rural retreat of well-off local families. It has been due for development since…

‘Monster’ rainfall strikes

Dramatic images evocating hurricane season in the Caribbean have surfaced as the Costa Blanca North experienced its most torrential rainfall in nearly a decade. Hundreds of students were forced to evacuate schools across the Marina Alta as classrooms flooded and emergency services dealt with the very real risk of catastrophic…

Forgery ruse of ‘Dreamhouse’ uncovered

AN Alfaz resident and his wife are under investigation for allegedly forging documents enabling them to sell a €30 million property. The luxury villa perched on a cliff at the end of the Albir seafront in the Sierra Helada National Park, has a partial demolition order hanging over it. Guardia…

Popular News

Police uncovered an enormous drug haul, the most significant Costa…
Dramatic images evocating hurricane season in the Caribbean have surfaced…
AN Alfaz resident and his wife are under investigation for…
THE Valencian Community continued to be rocked by extreme weather…

Islands come under French scrutiny

FRANCE’S Conservatoire du Littoral (Coastal Conservation Organisation) will coordinate all its Spanish operations from the former Carabineros post in Albir. The restored building is now an Environmental Education Centre and earlier this week Alfaz’s Environment councillor Rocio Guijarro and Eduardo Minguez, the French organisation’s representative in Spain, met to discuss…

Report: British couple found dead on Javea urbanisation

A BRITISH couple were found dead in a villa on a Javea urbanisation on Thursday, December 1. Police report that there were no signs of violence and that Derrick and Vicki Holdback died from carbon monoxide poisoning on Tuesday evening following a fault with the property’s boiler. Their bodies were…

Wanted: Serious investment

AFTER the horrendous wildfires which wreaked such terrible devastation across the Costa Blanca North this summer, measures are finally being taken to ensure that the region is properly protected in the future. Almost €1 million will be invested in the Denia fire-fighting unit to fund staff recruitment and training, especially…

British tourist airlifted from La Granadella after falling off a horse

A BRITISH tourist was rescued by a mountain rescue helicopter in La Granadella forest park, close to Javea, at around 1pm on Tuesday, November 29, after he became unseated from a horse he was riding and fell hard. The injured man, who is spending a few days holidaying in Poble…

Ten most wanted

Spanish police have released their own Operation Captura list asking for help to find their 10 most wanted fugitives. The campaign, similar to that run in the UK, lists criminals wanted for assassinations, murders, sexual assaults on minors, drug trafficking and robberies, with the National Police having strong suspicions that…

Burning question of bou embolat

WILL Pedreguer join Ondara, Javea and Benitachell in banning Bou Embolat and Bou Encaixonat? The local town hall plans to ask residents to vote next month and decide whether baiting bulls with burning brands attached to their horns should feature in local fiestas. Likewise they will be asked whether they…

Orange fraudsters squashed by Guardia Civil

AFTER considerable research, officers of the Guardia Civil have broken up an organisation which was involved in defrauding fruit growers by offering to purchase oranges at an inflated price, selling them through a third party at market price and then not paying the suppliers. Seven people aged between 28 and…

It’s a long walk up

TRAFFIC could be barred from the La Cruz, the Cross at the top of the Sierra Helada national park. The proposal came from the Municipal Environment Committee which recently met for the first time in six years. Jose Ramon Gonzalez de Zarate, the town hall’s Environment councillor and a committee…

MEMBERS OF: Logo BCCS VectorialAEPG association AFFILIATED TO: