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British Ambassador talks Brexit in Spain

SIMON MANLEY, the British Ambassador to Spain met with expatriates on Wednesday April 19, with the aim of discussing people’s concerns. In coordination with the Foreign Office and the Department for Exiting the European Union representatives from a range of organisations in the area were invited to meet with Mr…

British man in Alicante arrested for attacking son with a hammer

A BRITISH man has been arrested for bludgeoning his son with a hammer in Alicante province. The 70-year-old allegedly attacked his 20-year-old son while he slept, and turned his attention to his partner when she attempted to stop him. Neighbours called the police upon seeing the man, covered in blood,…

Benidorm goes organic with opening of new supermarket

HEALTH conscious shoppers from Benidorm and its surrounding towns can now complete their weekly food shop safe in the knowledge it is certifiably organic, thanks to a brand new supermarket which has opened its doors in La Marina. Ecorganic, an exciting new concept for the town, has over 6,000 organically…

Brit holidaymakers stuffing suitcases with cheap drugs, say Spanish chemists

COSTA BLANCA tourists are returning home with more than the usual souvenirs; increasingly they take back non-prescription medication that is cheaper in Spain than in the UK or northern Europe. Over-the-counter generic ibuprofen and paracetamol are favourites as they cost between €2 and €3 a pack and come in large…

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Sponsored: The Carbon – a rustic eating experience

SITUATED in the picturesque town of La Nucia, and offering stunning views of Polop, is the rustic grill house Carbon restaurant. Originally an old town house, Ahmed Abdel, the restaurant owner, transformed the property into the current, spacious but rustic feeling three level dining experience. Ahmed and his staff at…

Costa Blanca resists Brexit backlash as tourism continues to grow

Benidorm remains ‘immune’ to any aftershocks of Brexit as Brits continue to head for one of Spain’s most famous holiday destinations, according to confident business chiefs. Visitor numbers to the resort - and the whole Costa Blanca - continue to rise and Toni Mayor, president of hospitality employers group HOSBEC,…

Huge haul of drugs discovered in Alicante Province

A TOTAL of 13 people (11 Spaniards, one Moroccan and one Russian) have been arrested by the Guardia Civil after it was discovered that they were involved in the cultivation of cannabis and the sale of cocaine. Officers first became aware of the activities of a well-known drug dealer in…

Three arrested in Alicante for stealing after offering ‘sexual favours’

THREE people have been arrested in Alicante for stealing from the elderly by using, among other tactics, the promise of ‘sexual favours’ to lure their victims. The trio, a man and two women, would allegedly select their victims and await for them to be alone before robbing them. Referred to…

Eighteen year prison sentence for British drugs boss arrested in Spain

PAUL MONK, a British criminal arrested two years ago in Javea, received an 18-year prison term from a UK court. Found guilty of large-scale drugs trafficking, he was handed over to the UK authorities in April 2015 thanks to a joint operation between the Spanish and British police. Although he…

Major collision after driver ends up on the wrong side of road

ONE person has sustained minor injuries after a head on crash on the N332 near Benidorm this morning. The collision occurred after a vehicle mistakenly took a wrong turn at the so-called ‘Raphael roundabout,’ heading towards Alicante. The driver, of unknown foreign nationality, became confused and ended up on the…

Man kicked to death in street brawl in Jalon

POLICE are searching for three young men, two of them minors, after a 24-year-old was kicked to death in Jalon. Alejandro Pavia, from Villalonga in Safor, was killed when a fight broke out between himself, his friends, and the trio outside a well-known pub on Sunday night. According to witnesses,…

British Consulate in Alicante helping safer tourism

WITH the tourist season springing into action the British Consulate have produced a range of posters to help support their #travelaware campaign. The Consulate team in Alicante have been working hard - in public and behind the scenes - with local organisations and businesses, particularly in the Benidorm area, addressing…

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