Celebrate Europe Day on the Orihuela Costa

Celebrate Europe Day on the Orihuela Costa

The Orihuela Costa will be celebrating European Day in style this year, as the Town Hall has arranged for a unique event to mark the day. European residents are invited to attend the Town Hall on Monday where you will be able to get a FREE blood pressure and blood sugar test between 10:00 in […]



The Alicante province is once again the leader in terms of quality beaches, having been awarded more Blue Flags than any other area in Spain with awards for 62 beaches, 13 marinas, 4 routes and 7 schools. Across the 19 municipalities that make up the Costa Blanca there were 71 candidates for the awards, with […]

Cabo Roig Residents Lose Postal Appeal

Cabo Roig Residents Lose Postal Appeal

The High Court has dismissed an appeal filed by Orihuela town hall, which has confirmed that 1,740 homes at Cobo Roig are not entitled to personal delivery of their mail. The case was lodged after the postal service set about reducing costs, which would mean that the homes in question would not have their mail […]

British Thieves Arrested At Airport

Officers from the National Police have arrested three British youths on suspicion of robbery as they were about to board a flight back to the UK from Alicante-Elche airport. The officers were alerted by a witness who saw a variety of documents and items on a hotel room floor which appeared to be from various […]

Man Killed in Boat at Tabarca Island

A man, 71 years of age, was killed on Saturday in a collision between 2 boats in the waters off the coast of the island of Tabarca. Reports stage that a sailboat with crewed by a man in his 60´s collided with a small fishing boat carrying two people, one of which was reported to […]

Irish Fugitive Arrested at Alicante-Elche Airport

Officers from the Guardia Civil arrested a 32-year old Irish fugitive at Alicante- Elche airport. Jason O, who is 32 years of age, was wanted on a European arrest warrant in connection with a double murder in 2004. The officers met the aircraft from Belfast at the airport on Thursday and carried out the arrest. […]


An elderly woman, believed to be of British origin and in her late seventies, was rescued by the emergency services having fallen down the embankment at Cala Mosca on the Orihuela Costa on Wednesday. The grossly overstretched and hugely under resourced local police were once again first on the scene but due to the complexity […]

Clamp Down on Tobacco Carriers at Alicante-Elche

Officers from the Guardia Civil in Alicante have confiscated 6,000 euro worth of tobacco products from a Russian citizen who had arrived at Alicante-Elche airport from Amsterdam. The passenger was carrying 820 packs of the “Kopaha” brand of cigarettes, valued at 3,500 euro, plus 500 packs of “Winston” cigarettes worth 2,500 euro. The passenger had […]

Police Car Crash in Alicante

A National Police patrol car, responding to an emergency, collided with a passenger car in Alicante on Friday afternoon, shunting that vehicle into a pedestrian. The incident occurred at a junction on avenida de Alcoy at around 13:00. The collision resulted in the patrol car becoming entangled with a lamppost. Four people were taken from […]

Thirteen Million Visit Orihuela Shopping Centre

During their third anniversary year, the Zenia Boulevard shopping centre on the Orihuela Costa was visited by almost thirteen million shoppers, more than the entire population of countries such as Belgium, Greece and Portugal. The increase has also been reflected in sales, which have seen an 18% increase during the year. Moreover, the centre believes […]

Orihuela Coastal Walkway Work Postponed

The public walkway on the beach of Cabo Roig is scheduled to reopen in July, after the work which was previously set for Easter completion was postponed. The tender for the 281,000 euro renovation has now closed and the contract set to be awarded with the work commencing at the end of this month. Following […]

Prison Calls in PP Corruption Case

The prosecutor has asked for significant custodial sentences for a number of alleged key players in the so called “caso Brugal”, including the former president of the Alicante government, José Joaquín Ripoll, and former mayor of Orihuela, Mónica Lorente, both Read More …

The Weekend – 27 February 2016

The Weekend – 27 February 2016

Welcome to another weekend here on the costa blanca. Or, actually, wherever you are, welcome to the weekend, but I happen to be on the costa blanca. The bad news is that it´s going to…

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