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Forced use of Valenciana language in schools causes outrage

INTERNATIONAL expatriates are heading for a showdown with the Generalitat Valenciana. A march protesting the regional council’s decision to make the Valenciana language compulsory in schools by 2019 will take place in Alicante at 7pm tomorrow, Friday, with thousands expected to attend. The controversial plan is to be introduced in…

Alicante schoolboy arrested for sharing sexual images of ex-girlfriend

A SCHOOLBOY in Alicante has been arrested for sharing sexual images and videos of his ex-girlfriend. The 15-year-old allegedly sent the images of his 13-year-old partner to mutual friends when the couple broke up. Upon further investigation, police found the detained exerted a great deal of control over her and…

Three trapped men rescued from below Albir cliffs

THE Red Cross had to rescue three men trapped below the Albir cliffs between the lighthouse and La Mitjana. They were alerted after Maritime Rescue was contacted by a sailing boat crew who spotted three people in difficulties on the rocks. Suspecting that they were brought in by people smugglers…

British fugitive held in Alicante over multiple rapes

A BRITISH fugitive has been arrested at his Alicante home on allegations he repeatedly raped his two step-sisters in a historic catalogue of sexual abuse. National Police arrested the 49-year-old, who has not been named, at his home in Jacarilla when officers served a European Arrest Warrant. In a statement,…

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Gang who targeted immigrants broken up by police in Costa Blanca

POLICE have arrested three ringleaders of a gang preying on vulnerable immigrants living in a Murcia centre run by a charitable foundation. It is alleged the trio were responsible for more than 30 vicious robberies at the centre in Beniajan using violence, coercion and threats. The Guardia Civil launched Operation…

Costa Blanca declares war on junk food in schools

THE regional government hopes to combat childhood obesity by banishing sugary drinks and junk food from school vending machines. Just over 30 per cent of the 0 to 16-year age group were found to be overweight in the last official study that was carried out in 2014. This showed that…

Woman in Murcia stabs man who refuses to have sex with her

A WOMAN in Murcia is facing nine years in prison for stabbing a man who refused to have sex with her. The 33-year-old allegedly offered sexual relations with the victim in exchange for money, but upon refusal, wielded a blade hidden in her clothes and stabbed him in the abdomen.…

Military convoy involved in Cartagena traffic accident

A MILITARY convoy has been involved in a road traffic accident in Cartagena. Five men between the ages of 31 and 40 were injured, one of them seriously, after a car crashed into the back of another, causing a multi-car pileup. Emergency services were called out to the scene on…

More than 10 rescued from Alicante apartment fire

MORE than 10 people were rescued from a fire inside an apartment in Alicante. Four of those rescued were “in extremis” according to authorities, three had minor injuries and one had moderate injuries. Eleven firefighters had to be treated for heatstroke at the scene, and two were taken to hospital…

Huge drug haul made in Murcia

A MASSIVE drug smuggling operation has been smashed in Murcia by officers of the Guardia Civil. Nine people of Moroccan and Spanish nationality have been arrested and 1.2 tons of hashish, recently imported from Morocco, was seized from speed boats. Officers were alerted to the possibility of smuggling when they…

Romanian gang who targeted foreign cars in Spain broken up

OFFICERS of the Guardia Civil have arrested eight people believed to have been involved in theft from cars at service stations. Noting that there had been an increase in the number of reports of theft from people driving foreign registered cars which were parked in service areas on the A7…

Spanish police seize synthetic drug '80 times stronger' than cannabis

GUARDIA CIVIL officers in Spain have arrested two Brits after they intercepted drugs hidden in packets of coffee at Alicante-Elche airport. The parcels had been flown in from Hong Kong and two English residents of El Campello, 36 and 37-years-old, have been arrested. The Guardia Civil has described the synthetic…

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