Month: October 2022

Costa Blanca suitcase thief pays high price for escape bid in Spain

A thief who stole two suitcases from a car parked at a Guardamar hotel has been landed with a €12,000 bill for injuring two by-standers, two Guardia Civil officers, and damaging their vehicle. The Guardia Civil union in Alicante(AUGC) took out a successful private prosecution against the criminal. The AUGC however expressed their disappointment that …

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UNITED AGAIN: Celebrity Chef Steven Saunders and TOWIE’s Elliott Wright team up at Olivia’s on the Costa del Sol

THEY had both been interviewed – and even written columns – for the Olive Press when they opened restaurants on the Costa del Sol back in 2015. Now Ready Steady Cook presenter Steven Saunders is joining TOWIE star Elliot Wright at his popular Mijas restaurant Olivia’s La Cala. In an intriguing link up, Saunders has …

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Restaurants in Mallorca cook up plan to stop ‘no show’ customers

Restaurants in Mallorca have cooked up a plan to stop ‘no shows’ wasting their time and money.  Restaurant owners on the popular tourist island could start charging people if they don’t show up to reservations.  Hospitality action group CAEB association president Alfonso Robledo said the move comes amid an increase in ‘no shows’ at eateries …

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Barcelona housing groups wage war against investors and speculators who they claim are causing rents and evictions to skyrocket

A NEW war is being waged in Barcelona against investors and speculators who gathered for a summit in the city as rents and evictions continue to skyrocket. Furious housing groups mobilised to protest The District, a recently held real estate summit that saw titans of the investment fund industry gather to discuss ‘opportunistic investments’, among …

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Serbian drugs gang exported €2 million of marijuana annually from Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

A Serbian drugs gang operating out of the Alicante and Valencia areas of Spain has been brought down in an international police operation. Europol said that a ‘major’ Balkan cartel had been dismantled which sold €2 million of marijuana per annum. 23 people have been arrested by the Policia Nacional in Alicante, Barcelona, Tarragona, and …

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Four defendants facing life in prison for brutal execution of Costa del Sol father as he celebrated son’s communion

FOUR defendants are facing life in jail for the 2018 execution-style slaying of a man in front of his family and friends after they had celebrated the communion of his youngest son. David Avila, also known as Maradona, was brutally murdered moments after leaving church on May 12, in what police believe to be a …

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Two stabbings during mass brawl in centre of Spain’s Valencia

A mass brawl in the centre of Valencia saw two people stabbed close to the bullring. The fight on Sunday evening involved around 30 people belonging to two gangs. The brawlers used bottles as weapons and there were two stabbings. Eye-witnesses said one man was knifed outside the McDonald’s outlet on Calle Xativa. A second …

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British man capsized in English Channel was trying to paddle to Spain, claims rescuer

A British man thought he had arms of steel to navigate the English channel and kayak to Spain. But it turns out he has a gut of steel instead after the Blackpool resident capsized and claimed to have survived for 12 days eating just seaweed and raw mussels, and drinking rainwater.  Daniel Lewis was found …

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3 bedroom Villa for sale in Corralejo with pool garage – € 295,000

Villa Corralejo, Fuerteventura   3 beds   2 baths € 295,000 Beautiful Villa for sale in Tamaragua, in the urbanization of La Capellanía, 5 minutes by car from the center of Corralejo with its commercial area and the wonderful large white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. This villa consists of 3 comfortable bedrooms and …

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Spain’s Valencian government cleared of negligence over low PPE supplies to medics during Covid pandemic early stages

THE Valencian government has been cleared of negligence over the lack of PPE gear for medics during the first months of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Valencian Superior Court(TSJ) has overturned three rulings in lower courts brought by the Medical Union in Alicante, Benidorm, and Valencia that found in their favour. Those hearings between October 2020 …

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