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Valencia Supreme Court backs language law legal claim

A GROUP of furious parents have scored a major victory in their battle against the Generalitat Valenciana. The regional Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) has stepped in to temporarily suspend the council’s decision to phase out the Spanish language in schools by 2019. It comes after thousands of protesters took…

Benidorm nightclub under fire over ad for ‘barmaids without boyfriends’

 A NIGHTCLUB in Benidorm has been slammed for a job advert calling for barmaids “without jealous boyfriends.” The advert was looking for “good looking and experienced” waitresses who were “responsible and single” as they did not want “jealous boyfriends waiting for them at the door at 5 am.” The post…

Tourists spending more on the Costa Blanca according to figures

SPENDING by 25 million tourists visiting the Valencia region during 2016 reached almost €10.8 billion, according to new official figures. Statistics published in the yearbook Tourism in the Communidad Valenciana 2016 reveal the region’s important tourist sector contributed 13.2 per cent to Gross Domestic Product and represented 14.4 per cent…

Five men in Benidorm apartment when holidaymaker fell to her death summoned back to Spain

A SPANISH judge has placed all five men who were in the apartment with Kirsty Maxwell when she died, under formal investigation. Judge Ana Isabel Garcia-Galbis has also asked if the dubbed ‘Benidorm Five’ have any previous records and has said she wants to quiz the men on July 26.…

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ITV News visits Benidorm over holiday safety fears

FOLLOWING a spate of media coverage regarding holidaymakers being mugged, going missing or being scammed on the Costa Blanca Chris Choi, Consumer Editor for ITV News was in Benidorm today (Wednesday), to find out how safe the resort is for visiting tourists. The well-known reporter, who has delivered some of…

Hospital's 'disappearing' drugs mystery

ANAESTHETICS and drugs used during operations disappeared for years from the pharmacy of a Valencia City hospital. The shortfall at the Doctor Peset teaching hospital was so conspicuous that Health department inspectors alerted the Public Prosecution’s anti-drug section to the need for an in-depth investigation. “A considerable quantity of opiates…

Costa Blanca social centre evacuated as fire quickly doused

THE municipal Social Centre in Albir was evacuated after fire broke out there this morning. The building was filled with thick smoke after a deep fat fryer burst into flames in the centre’s cafeteria. Workers and members of the public who were present were evacuated as three fire brigade vehicles…

Boy pulled from swimming pool in Denia dies

A THREE-YEAR-OLD boy who was left in critical condition after falling into the swimming pool at his Denia home last week died in hospital on Tuesday. The toddler has not been named and has been variously reported as British and German in Spanish media. His heart had stopped when he…

Unconscious boy, three, pulled from swimming pool in Spain

A DROWNING three-year-old boy has been resuscitated by local police and an ambulance crew in the popular holiday resort of Denia in Spain. The parents pulled the lifeless toddler from the water and called the 112 emergency services. A local police patrol was first on the scene who carried a…

Small towns in Alicante to receive subsidies to remove Francoist symbols

SMALL towns of under 20,000 inhabitants within the Alicante community have just under three weeks to apply for grants for the removal of Francoist artwork from their public buildings. Fifty thousand euros from regional funding has been earmarked for the project which allows the towns to apply for subsidies up…

British woman dies during Benidorm hen do

A BRITISH woman has died after collapsing in Benidorm during a hen party. Mandy Farrell was taken into intensive care after suffering an aneurysm and slipping into a coma at a coffee bar in Hotel Marina. Her family had flown over to be at her side in hospital and her…

Drug smugglers arrested with five kilos of heroin at Alicante’s airport

TWO men were arrested in Alicante-Elche airport for attempting to smuggle five kilos of heroin into Spain. Immigration services in Holland found a suitcase full of drugs and quickly contacted authorities in Alicante. Police were waiting for the pair upon landing and promptly arrested them.

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