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Passenger arrested in Shannon was so drunk she still thought she was in Spain

An air passenger on board a flight from Alicante to Shannon was so drunk when she was arrested, she thought she was still in Spain, rather than in Ireland. The passenger, who was in court this week on public order offences, is understood to have mixed alcohol with prescription medication before a flight on the…
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Missing wedding planner accused of fraud believed to be in Benidorm – Now Arrested

Missing wedding planner accused of fraud believed to be in Benidorm – Now Arrested Updates 11th September – Wedding scammer arrested’ after pictures of her sunning herself while on in Benidorm. Dana Twidale, believed to be 42, was photographed at the Apartamentos Acuarium II earlier in August A husband who was allegedly conned out of…
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Family’s desperate plea to bring grandmother home after heart attack

Story provided by Glasgow Live Agnes ‘Aggie’ Martin is 74 today – but after suffering a sudden heart attack, she has been left medically brain dead. Aggie’s family have set up a fundraiser so they can bring her home to Glasgow. The family of an Easterhouse pensioner are desperate to bring her home from Spain…
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Kirsty Maxwell – Updates

Kirsty Maxwell Updates Kirsty Maxwell’s young life ended tragically when she died in suspicious, unexplained circumstances whilst on holiday in Benidorm, Spain on 29th April 2017. Any information that may be helpful can be given via this confidential number: 07376 040519 (from the UK) +44 737 604 0519 (international) 5th September 2019 – A thank…
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Cafe Bar owner fights demolition order on Peacock Island

The fate of the lovely cafe, bar etc on Benidorm’s island features in Spain’s national press today, as the owners continue to fight a demolition order brought by the government agency “Costas”..(The installations were described as “Illegal” in a natural park). The ” pirate island ” of Benidorm -probably the last in the Mediterranean– could see the bar…
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Ryanair strike action – News

 Ryanair strike action News 4th September – Updates There will be further industrial turbulence at Ryanair as some pilots in the UK are set to continue their strike action for another seven days. Ryanair members of the British Airline Pilots Association announced further strike dates after it said the company made no effort to resolve the…
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Spanish Ryanair Strike Updates

Strike Updates Update 2nd September Sunday was absolutely normal at the El Altet airport . The strike day that started yesterday in Spain did not affect Alicante, as planned. Tourists landed and took off without any incident slowing them down; The strike called by Ryanair cabin crew for the closure of the bases of the airline in…
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Airport Transfers Update – Resort care has ceased trading

The transfer company Resort Care who had an office in Benidorm on Calle Lepanto have ceased trading from Friday 23rd August. All shuttle transfers will be honoured and will now be provided by Shuttle Direct.  To check and confirm you booking please contact then on 0034 96 683 0101. Any Private Transfers will be honoured…
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La Vuelta Espana Cycle race comes to Benidorm

La Vuelta Espana Cycle race comes to Benidorm The Vuelta a España is an annual multi-stage bicycle race primarily held in Spain, while also occasionally making passes through nearby countries. Inspired by the success of the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France, the race was first organised in 1935. Running from Saturday August 24th…
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Liverpool Airport Strike Information

22 August – Update – Strikes at Liverpool John Lennon Airport over the August bank holiday Suspended A planned strike that looked set to cause chaos over the bank holiday weekend is set to be suspended. Around 200 workers were due to walk out on what is the airport’s busiest weekend in a row over pay…
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British Tourist attacked by Pea Men after warning others

British Tourist attacked by Pea Men after warning others Learn who these people are and what they do HERE, Please DO NOT get involved, even to warn others. If you recognize the trile game on public roads, call 091. A young Briton received a beating a few days ago in Benidorm at the hands of a group of trileros (Pea/Potato Men) in the…
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Boy rescued from drowning in hotel pool to be released from Hospital

Boy rescued from a Hotel in Benidorm after suffering symptoms of drowning.  A young boy who has not been named was taken by Air Ambulance  to the general hospital of Alicante on Sunday 18th August and is currently stable. It is expected h will be discharged shortly. Police and medical services were called to a…
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Hundreds line the streets to bid farewell to Joe Longthorne MBE

Story Courtesy of Euro Weekly News.  Details HERE  Crowds lined the streets of Hull yesterday to pay their respects to the entertainer who passed away peacefully earlier this month. Well wishers gathered on Hessle Road in Hull to watch the funeral procession slowly drive past the area where he grew up. The funeral cortege took Joe past…
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Five arrested on suspicion of gang rape of Norwegian tourist

09th August – Update – Three detained by Courts and two released unconditionally   A judge in Benidorm has sent three of the five French tourists to prison without bail for an alleged crime of sexual abuse after being accused by two Norwegian young people of a crime of rape and other abuse. The other two…
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Four more arrested in another drug operation in Benidorm

Police dismantle another organisation dedicated to the sale of illegal substances in Benidorm. On this occasion, the investigators kept track of four people they suspected might be using a hospitality establishment to traffic narcotic substances. The investigations carried out made it possible to identify the alleged members  verifying that they were the owner and the workers…
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National Police dismantle Cocaine drug organisation in Benidorm

The Police have arrested four people and seized about 600 grams of cocaine, marijuana, a revolver and more than 17,000 euros National Police agents have broken up an organisation in Benidorm dedicated to distributing cocaine on a medium scale to other traffickers of lesser entity. In the operation, four suspected traffickers have been arrested and about 600 grams of cocaine, marijuana,…
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Jellyfish and the Portugese Man of War

6th June – Warning in place for the area. The situation regarding Portuguese man of war sightings, according to the comments received, there have not been as many seen as last year, in fact only 2 cases reported currently in the Valencian community away from Benidorm. However, as we are  at the end of spring,…
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Five Arrested by National Police after robbery on local Beach

The National Police have arrested five people between the ages of 25 and 31. Agents of the National Police have dismantled in Benidorm a criminal organisation dedicated to stealing , mainly from tourists on the Beaches of the area. In the operation the five presumed members of the same group have been arrested when they finished robbing a…
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Benidorm will have Police reinforcements for the Champions League Final

There will be reinforcement of Local and National Police, and traffic cuts in several streets of the area of Rincón de Loix during the football matches. The acting councillor for Citizen Security, Lorenzo Martínez, explained that “the police will put in special measures to cover the Europa League and Champions League finals, both of which…
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PoliFani Expats

PoliFani insurance broker has been in business since 1979 and is very well known and used within the Spanish community, but is still relatively new to the British one. We are known for our excellent customer service and the quality of the services we provide. As an insurance broker, we have access to over 24…
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Urban Birding in Benidorm – By James Common

James Common has very kindly agreed for us to share his blog here on our website.  If you would like to follow James then you can do so HERE.   Thanks James. URBAN BIRDING IN BENIDORM November 14th 2015 So contrary to expectations, I managed to survive a week in Benidorm! Such places, jam packed with people,…
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UK’s Civil Aviation Authority has banned Boeing 737 Max from UK airspace

The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has banned the Boeing 737 MAX from operating in or over UK airspace “as a precautionary measure”. This decision has come following the tragic crash of  Ethiopian Airlines plane on Sunday, killing 157 people on board. This was the second fatal accident involving the 737 Max 8 plane type…
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Airport Scams – Avoid these top 10

Stay safe while travelling and Avoid these Top 10 Airport  Scams. Information Issued and provided by the Airport Authority in Majorca intended for all travellers to Spain or abroad The article and data below is not designed to scare anyone just to make people are aware and avoid these scams. 1. The airport security scam…
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