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New Hotel for Benidorm New Town

 New Hotel for Benidorm New Town Local News Benidorm City Council has approved the project for the Convalesa company to revive plans for a new hotel the next to/behind the Casino on Avenida Mediterraneo. The “Mediterranean Tower” has been waiting nine years to become a reality. For this, the owner of the land and the…
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Getting a Tattoo on Holiday

Getting a Tattoo on Holiday One of our most asked questions on the Benidorm Seriously Facebook group, is where to get a tattoo done whilst here in Benidorm, so here are some tips and safety guidelines. The healing process takes about 4-6 weeks. Get your tattoo done towards the end of your holiday to give…
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Man Arrested in Benidorm for identity theft.

Man Arrested in Benidorm for identity theft. The National Police have detained a 30-year-old male in Benidorm as an alleged perpetrator of the crimes of usurpation (the act of taking control of something without having the right to, in this case Identity theft). The investigation began with the denunciation of one of the victims who…
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Three arrested for street/beach robberies in Benidorm

Three arrested for street/beach robberies in Benidorm The National Police have arrested three people in Benidorm for thefts during the summer. The detainees, two women and one man, are not related and each acted on their own. Those arrested are allegedly charged with several crimes. Despite each acting on their own, their modus operandi and…
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Arrested in Benidorm for assaulting two police officers who saved him from drowning

Arrested in Benidorm for assaulting two police officers who saved him from drowning The National Police last night saved a man of Colombian nationality who was about to drown in sea off Benidorm beach. The police found the man floating upside down between a great swell and in an area of ​​poor visibility. After taking…
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Live weather updates for the Region Today

Live weather updates for the Region Today 14th September NOTE:  For those not familiar with the term Gota Fria (Cold Drop), this is a visual explanation of the difference between a gota fria and heavy rain Our thanks to Tony’s Exchange for the video Please note this page will be updated as events arise. Although Benidorm has…
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Businessmen in the English area of ​​Benidorm ask for surveillance cameras and police on foot against crime

Businessmen in the English area of ​​Benidorm ask for surveillance cameras and police on foot against crime An article by CARLOS MORA at https://www.diarioinformacion.com The English area of ​​Benidorm continues to suffer from insecurity problems . Residents, businessmen and workers of those streets ask to increase the police presence , especially for the high season for British tourism that begins at…
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Doorman shot in Benidorm, British man arrested.

Doorman shot in Benidorm, British man released from court. Updates 14th September The case was heard in court no 2 in Benidorm yesterday and the gentleman arrested for the events listed below has been released.  The court agreed to the release but with precautionary measures.  The detainee must appear in court every fifteen days, his…
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LIVE Weather updates, weather conditions and warnings for the Region

LIVE Weather updates, weather conditions and warnings for the Region Friday 13th September 2019 NOTE:  For those not familiar with the term Gota Fria (Cold Drop), this is a visual explanation of the difference between a gota fria and heavy rain Our thanks to Tony’s Exchange for the video Please note this page will be…
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Destruction caused in the Region by Today´s Gota Fria

LIVE UPDATES Destruction caused in the Region by Today´s Gota Fria NOTE:  For those not familiar with the term Gota Fria (Cold Drop), this is a visual explanation of the difference between a gota fria and heavy rain. Our thanks to Tony’s Exchange for the video Please note this page will be updated as events…
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Bad weather alert activated for the Valencia Region

Bad weather alert activated for the Valencia Region 23.00, 12th September – The worst is yet to come: Red alert in almost the entire Community for tomorrow The storm of rain and wind that hits Valencia and Alicante and that has caused the overflow of the Clariano river in Ontinyent , as well as flooding in numerous municipalities in the south…
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Photos of the Spectacular Storm along the Alicante coast Last night

Photos of the Spectacular Storm along the Alicante coast Last night Picture gallery by Diarioinformation impressive images of the storm along the Alicante Coast by Samuel Pastor View the full photo gallery at www.diarioinformacion.com  Even more amazing photos of the storm over Torrevieja  View the full photo gallery at www.diarioinformacion.com The weather front has left…
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Man arrested for thefts in Benidorm

Man arrested for thefts in Benidorm National Police have arrested a man in Benidorm who robbed two establishments and forced a third party to hand over items. The emergency call centre (room of the Intelligent Center of Communication and Control Command 091) received a call from a nearby employee who reported that there was a…
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British Passenger flies EasyJet plane to Spain after pilot fails to show up

British Passenger flies EasyJet plane to Spain after pilot fails to show up Hero dad Michael Bradley flies EasyJet plane to Spain from Manchester to Alicante after pilot fails to show up. Article by The Manchester Evening News Michael Bradley told passengers his wife cheekily punched him in the back of the head when operators…
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Illegal Property Rentals – More Inspections in the future.

Illegal Property Rentals – More Inspections in the future. Turisme Comunitat Valenciana will hire a specialized external company to increase inspections on the offer of illegal accommodation in the Valencian Community. The director general of Tourism (Herick Campos) has revealed that his department has already begun the efforts to outsource this work, which will focus its search on…
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Benidorm Pride

BENIDORM PRIDE 2019 2nd TO 8th SEPTEMBER Now in its 9th year, the festival has quickly grown to become a week long event, focusing on the key ingredients that make Benidorm so unique and is now recognised as the European Summer Closing Pride. Monday 2nd September Parties organised by bars and clubs in the old…
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False Holiday Compensation Claims

False Holiday Compensation Claims During the summer of 2016 complaints from British tourists for alleged food poisoning in Benidorm grew alarmingly. The amount of money lost by the hotel sector during two years was calculated at over 50 million euros as the number of claims skyrocketed to 500% However, in 2018 the first sentences including…
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Bank Robbers Caught

Bank Robbers Caught  The National Police have dismantled an organization allegedly dedicated to assaulting clients and employees of banks in Madrid, Córdoba, Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz), Benidorm and other cities in the area. In addition, they have arrested four members after they stole 6,700 euros from a bank in the town of Parla, Madrid. Investigations…
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l’Aigüera park becomes an obstacle course

l’Aigüera Park becomes an obstacle course Work is being done to replace the original tiles – which are cracked, dirty or broken – with new identical tiles ones. The old ones were placed 30 years ago, when the park of l’Aigüera was inaugurated, but its not perfect timing with Benidorm Pride taking place next weekend and…
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No Tourist Tax for Benidorm

No Tourist Tax for Benidorm Updates – 26th August 2019 More discussions at the town hall today with regards to this subject. Benidorm rejects a possible implementation of a tourist tax in Community The plenary session of the Benidorm City Council unanimously rejected today (Monday 26th August)  a possible implementation of a tourist tax in the Valencian…
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Benidorm approves the request to reforms of the law so that the trile (Peamen) are considered a crime.

Benidorm approves the request to reforms of the law, so that the trile (Peamen) are considered a crime This is fantastic long awaited news. Not sure who or what the Trile – Pea/Potato men are read all about them HERE Story reported in Spanish by www.diarioinformacion.com.  Some detail may be slightly lost in translation, read…
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Road Trip 2019 – Discovering Spain and More

Road Trip 2019 – Discovering Spain and More Please note this page is under construction When you live in Benidorm a question you often get asked is where do you go on holiday?  After the success of last years Road Trip where we discovered some of Southern Spain, this year the plan was to head…
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A Viral Social Media Challenge has forced more than 300 pools to be closed

The viral challenge of defecating in swimming pools has forced more than 300 pools to be closed A new and scary viral challenge that has spread like wildfire over social media is causing massive problems.  People are urged to defecate in swimming pools and upload images onto social media.  This new craze has forced the…
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Brit mum left broke after ‘buying’ Benidorm bar only for real owner to change the locks

Brit mum left broke after ‘buying’ Benidorm bar only for real owner to change the locks The above headline is what had been printed in several of the British Tabloids, unfortunately their story is not quite the truth. Karen States “The British tabloids make for Interesting reading  but this is the true story straight from…
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