Analyses held up

RESULTS of Marina Baja medical tests were delayed after a laboratory’s false ceiling collapsed at Villajoyosa hospital. Instruments were damaged and the Biochemistry laboratory filled...

Warrior on loan from Altea

The Warrior’s Monument, probably Altea’s most important treasure, has been lent to Alicante’s Archaeological Museum (MARQ). The metre-high, sixth century BC stone column, or ‘estela,’which...

Council plans to reopen aquarium

PLANS to reopen the Plaza Nueva Aquarium in Alicante City have been criticised by conservation organisation Ecologists in Action. They issued a critical report on...

Sandy strip in search of a name

ALTEA’S new beach between the Algar rivermouth and seafront car park, needs a name. The public was invited to vote for a shortlist of five...

Quicker by road

THERE was a 3 per cent fall in passengers using the Benidorm-Denia tram, in July. The region’s rail operator FGV had expected a sharper...

Figures don’t add up

SOMETHING didn’t quite add up last month, according to Benidorm hoteliers. The town was full to overflowing throughout August but hotel occupancy of 93.3...

SHA wellness clinic in Spain where guests survive on 700 calories a day

The SHA sits on Spain’s Costa Blanca and overlooks the Bay of AlteaStay consists of early nights and early mornings with no alcohol or...

Tiki Beach bar is plainly ticked off

THE Tiki Beach pub on Benidorm’s Levante promenade is popular with tourists but not Edificio Santa Margarita residents. Since 2009 there has been ongoing conflict...


Teenagers steal holidaymaker’s ID in Benidorm

AFTER a school holiday to Benidorm, three British boys have been arrested as they tried to return home at Alicante airport. The teenagers are...

Arrabbiata be thy name as Pastafarians hit Alicante

PASTAFARIANS associated with the Alicante branch of the Flying Spaghetti Monster church have applied for permission to use the city’s official band for an...

Benidorm taking annual pilgrimage

BENIDORM’S Nuestra Señora del Rocio Society began the traditional preparations for the annual pilgrimage to Almonte. Society members on foot and around 100 horsemen met...

Is Benidorm finally set for AVE shuttle link?

THERE is a new twist in the exhaustive tale of the Benidorm AVE shuttle link, with the Department of Infrastructure boldly proclaiming that it...

Benidorm celebrates Queen’s Birthday

AS celebrations commenced back in the UK, expats from across the Costa were not to be left behind in raising a glass to Her...

Benidorm bar destroyed by fire

A MASSIVE fire lit up the Benidorm seafront last night as the popular Beach Terrace bar was completely devastated.  An enormous contingent of emergency service...

English warship cannons discovered in Calpe

HISTORY has a way of catching us by surprise and worked its magic once again in Calpe where the fishing guild’s regular port cleanup...

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Knife-wielding man arrested in Spain for assaulting police

Authorities in the The spanish language enclave of Melilla say the knife-wielding man has been arrested right after attacking a Spanish...

COMPACT DISKS: a $10tn market that simply leaves few happy

If your house were burgled, you should expect your insurance to pay out for your stolen items in full. Imagine your dismay...