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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) 12th November 2019 KIRSTY MAXWELL CASE:…
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Costa Blanca Brit friendly campaign to counter Brexit generated uncertainty

Article courtesy of our sponsors Euro Weekly News The uncertainty generated by the Brexit saga has prompted the Valencia regional government to launch a major promotional campaign focused on the British market. Under the slogan ‘’Always Brit Friendly’, the campaign will aim to lure UK tourists by presenting the region as a hospitable and safe…
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Passenger taken to hospital after plane makes emergency landing

Passenger taken to hospital after plane makes emergency landing at Newcastle International Airport Story courtesy of Chronicle Live. A passenger who fell ill was taken by ambulance to the Royal Victoria Infirmary after their plane landed at Newcastle Airport early. The Jet2 flight from Alicante declared an emergency and was forced to land earlier than…
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Easyjet flights set to become cheaper

EASYJET flights are set to become even cheaper after the low-cost airline have removed the booking fee.   Easyjet flights are now promising cheaper holidays after the airline made a key change. Budget airline Easyjjet has axed its booking administration fee. This new rule came into force on 1 October 2019. Getting rid of the fee…
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Thomas Cook Updates

Thomas Cook Updates Update 21st September – Tour operator Thomas Cook has approached the government in an attempt to plug a gap in its funding.   The travel company could fall into administration this weekend unless it finds £200m in extra funds needed to secure its future. But BBC business editor Simon Jack says if holidaymakers are hoping…
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Ryanair strike action – News

 Ryanair strike action News 20th September – Updates A series of strikes planned by Ryanair pilots have been called off. Members of the British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) were due to walk out on Saturday and then on September 23, 25, 27 and 29. Balpa said it had called off the strikes even though the…
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Tributes to Benidorm bar owner who passed away

Story provided to us by Euro Weekly News  NIGEL CONSTABLE, owner of the Company Bar in Benidorm Old Town, passed away in his sleep on Monday morning after a short spell in hospital. Nigel was a much-loved character in Benidorm and tributes have been paid on social media after it was announced he had passed…
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British Man knocked down and killed in Benidorm on night out

Story courtesy of the Daily Record Tributes have been paid to tragic Islay man Stuart MacNeill who was in Spain with a group of friends when he was struck by a car. The island of Islay was in mourning yesterday after a popular resident was knocked down and killed during a break in Spain. Stuart MacNeill, 42, was on…
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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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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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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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