Benidorm News Stories and up and coming Events
Benidorm News Stories and up and coming Events
Here you will find links to up to new up to the minute stories so pop back often for up to the minute news.
21st March – Benidorm or Bust – Wacky Races’ Dick Dastardly’s purple Mean Machine coming to Benidorm.
Tony Adams and four friends have modified a convertible Mercedes into Wacky Races’ Dick Dastardly’s purple Mean Machine in which they will embark on the journey for the ‘Benidorm or Bust’ charity car race.
The group took part in the rally last year as Thunderbirds and raised £2,000 for Alzheimer’s Society.
Prizes for the competition include Best Car, Best Costumes, and Best Spirit. Last year the Thunderbirds won third place for Best Car.
The crew will start their journey on May 14 and return on May 19. Read the full story from Denbighshire free press HERE
19th March – Grandfather stranded in Benidorm has returned to Wrexham
Keith Arrowsmith, from Wrexham who is a grandfather of six, is now recovering at Wrexham Maelor Hospital after a 32 hour ambulance ride home.
Due to a mix-up with his insurance paperwork this left him stranded in a Spanish hospital while his family back home desperately tried to raise the cash to bring him home.
A solution was found last week, and on Friday night Mr Arrowsmith began on his journey home still on a ventilator via a road ambulance, accompanied with a doctor and nurse.
They finally arrived back in the UK 32 hours later on Sunday morning. You can read the full story from Leader Live HERE
16th March – Katie Jones from Oswestry who is desperately seeking Steve, from Leicester
A grandmother is desperate to get in touch with a Leicester man she met on holiday.
Katie Jones said she immediately clicked with 66-year-old Steve and felt a connection she never thought she would ever feel again.
She was enjoying 10 days in Benidorm, Spain, when she met Steve and his friends a few weeks ago.
At about 2pm on Wednesday, February 27, as she was sitting by the sea reading a book about The Yukon in Canada, the group of friends sat near her. Steve, whose surname she does not know, asked her about the book.
“We were looking out to sea and he said, didn’t the water look nice. I said yes. I told him, ‘It’s been ages since I had a paddle’, and he asked if I’d like to go for one.
“So we went down to the water and had a lovely time paddling.
They met again the following day and in the evening, Steve told her he had lost her phone number but she forgot to give him it again before they parted ways.
“He walked me part of the way back to my hotel and I told him he should head back to his hotel because it was a long way away from mine. We kissed goodbye – just a peck – and I never saw him again,” Katie said.
Read the full story here in the leicestermercury.co.uk
22nd February – Spanish tourists in Benidorm make February the best hotel occupancy month since 2002
Hosbec highlights 78% occupancy in the first half of February with 35,000 places on offer.
The hotel occupancy in Benidorm reached 78% during the first half of February 2019, representing an increase of three tenths compared to the same period last year.
Although it seems a very slight increase, if we translate it to the number of overnight stays we observe that 3% more overnight stays have been generated in this period, due to the greater number of available rooms.
This data has set a historical record in Benidorm, since since 2002 there was no such high occupancy for this first half of February. Continue reading here at www.diarioinformacion.com
20th February – Local Rangers Bar flags set on fire as Celtic fans arrive in Town for the game against Valencia .
Flags at The Golden Last pub in Benidorm were set on fire in the early hours of this morning causing extensive damage, staff claim. The outside of the bar has been badly charred.
Regulars at the pub – which is popular with Light Blues holidaymakers – claimed that the flags outside were set alight but the inside area was undamaged by the flames. Story courtesy of Scottish Sun.
18th February- Fire at local Karting Centre Kitchen.
intense smoke caused set off the alarm last night in Benidorm. At approximately 21.30 was a fire in one of the karting cetnres in the Valencian Community avenue, in the well-known nightclub area.
The fire affected the kitchen and the bar facilities. It was empty at the time and there were no injuries, only material damage
Man accused of running AK47 drug gang seen “in Benidorm, driving a big Audi
Story provided by the Liverpool Echo.
Police and Crimestoppers have both named Leon Cullen as a wanted man.
A man who was allegedly a member of a significant guns and drugs gang is said to be living as a fugitive in Spain.
16th February – Flybmi goes into administration – all flights cancelled announced by Sky News
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Regional airline Flybmi has gone into administration, with all flights cancelled from today.
The British company, which flew 17 regional jet aircraft on routes to 25 European cities, says Brexit has been a major factor in its demise.
British Midland Regional Limited, which ran the East Midlands-based airline, said: “The airline has faced several difficulties, including recent spikes in fuel and carbon costs, the latter arising from the EU’s recent decision to exclude UK airlines from full participation in the Emissions Trading Scheme.
“These issues have undermined efforts to move the airline into profit.
“Current trading and future prospects have also been seriously affected by the uncertainty created by the Brexit process, which has led to our inability to secure valuable flying contracts in Europe and lack of confidence around bmi’s ability to continue flying between destinations in Europe.
“Additionally, our situation mirrors wider difficulties in the regional airline industry which have been well documented.
“Against this background, it has become impossible for the airline’s shareholders to continue their extensive programme of funding into the business, despite investment totalling over £40m in the last six years
14th February – Brexit uncertainty has been blamed after a European airline cancelled flights to the UK, leaving British holidaymakers stranded.
Romania’s Blue Air, which links several UK cities to destinations across Europe, reportedly informed passengers hoping to depart from Liverpool that their flights were cancelled.
However the airline did not respond to requests for comment and the precise reason for the cancellations remained a mystery.
Brexit uncertainty has caused problems for carriers across Europe but it is not known if the political turmoil was a factor in Blue Air reducing its UK operations.
A spokesperson for the city’s John Lennon Airport claimed “the current Brexit impasse” meant the carrier had been “unable to receive the necessary clarity” to offer the flights.
Dozens of passengers expecting to fly to Rome and Alicante complained their flights with Blue Air had been cancelled on Wednesday night.
Affected passengers said they were told by email their Blue Air flights to or from Liverpool would be cancelled due to “operational reasons”. Source and full story from the Independent
12th February -The Poseidón group plans a new hotel in Benidorm with 350 rooms
The hotel group Poseidón plans to open its ninth establishment behind Poseidón Playa. The accommodation will have 350 rooms and the building will have 25 floors.
Specifically, the new Poseidon hotel will be erected just behind the hotel “Poseidón Playa” and will have 350 rooms, distributed over 25 floors.
The Council covers with blue tarps the part of the Cultural Centre that will not be executed in the first phase of works.
The fabric will cover two of the facades of the concrete skeleton, one of which faces the avenue of Europe
The neighbours and tourists who walk through the Cultural Centre of Benidorm in recent years have seen only a concrete skeleton surrounded by fences that has deteriorated over time. However, since a few days ago, the image on one of the walls of the same has changed and now a canvas of blue tones covers the facade of this unfinished building in the part that gives to the avenue of Europe. These fabrics will be extended by the facades of that avenue as well as Murcia and Ibiza streets, just in the part that is outside the first phase of execution of the works that are already underway;
Benidorm denies the opening license to the restaurant on Peacock Island after 60 years
Benidorm City Council has dismissed the appeal filed by the management of the restaurant l’Illa, located on the island of Benidorm.
the refusal is based on the fact that the establishment is located on the maritime-terrestrial public domain and does not have the “enabling title for the use of the installation. ” This dismissal opens the door to the eviction of this space, located in the natural park of the Serra Gelada .
The City Council relied on the report prepared by the Provincial Coastal Service in October 2017, according to which the site is located in a building built by the City Council in the middle of the last century “without authorisation from the Administration of the State “and that is exploited” by an individual during a period of about 60 years under the concept of municipal lease or similar (at least until the year 2013), and without in this period the existence of the mandatory municipal license of opening of this activity. ”
Television will be free in hospitals from Friday.
he Department of Universal Health and Public Health guarantees, starting next February 15, free television service in public hospitals of the 20 direct-managed health departments of the Valencian Community, including hospitals for chronically sick people and long stay
15th January – Work to start again on the Unfinished Cultural Centre in Benidorm.
The Valencian government has sent workers into the unfinished cultural centre on the Avenida Europa Benidorm. They have evicted squatters and are clearing in readiness for construction to be restarted.
Information from the National Police
Did you know that door-to-door selling of electricity or gas is now illegal here in Spain…. If someone knocks on your door stating that they are from one of these types of companies and they have not made a prior appointment with you, do not let them in as they may have an ulterior motive. If you are in any doubt, call the Guardia Civil immediately on 091.
British expats urged to get permanent residency certificates
BRITISH expats are being urged to apply for an official residency certificate before Brexit when the UK leaves the European Union on 29th March, 2019.
Negotiations continue between the British government and the EU’s remaining 27 members as part of the planned Withdrawal Agreement and last December both sides addressed the subject of citizens’ rights. Details on how to obtain RESIDENCIA can be found HERE.
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UP AND COMING EVENTS
Any up and coming events will be posted here
Including Carnival, and Fallas
Benidorm Half Marathon – March 2nd 18.30 – route registration and more information HERE
FuzzVille Festival 2019 Benidorm
The fifth edition of the festival will be held from 22 to 24 March in Benidorm –
22, 23 and 24 March to the Magic Robin Hood resort in Benidorm. An authentic villa with a medieval theme that will reopen its doors to become a weekend in the garage and punk rock village.
With artists of the stature of the mythical punk band made in Atlanta, CARBONAS ON ITS ONLY DATE IN EUROPE! In addition to: THE QUEERS, THE ZEROS, BIZNAGA, BARRERACUDAS, POINTED STICKS, SURFBORT, GENTLEMAN JESSE AND HIS MEN, LA SECTA, BALLON FLIGHTS, TEXXCOCO, THE MANGES, KINGS OF THE BEACH y THE GOVERNMENT… and many more. For tickets and more information see HERE
Iberia Festival Club 2019 – 30th of March the day of Rock and Roll arrives in Benidorm.
A unique festival, with more than ten hours of music at the Penelope nightclub in Benidorm on Saturday, March 30. Hand in hand with bands like La Guardia who are firing their careers here and Burning.
A very good way to welcome the spring accompanied, always, Rock and Roll. There is limited capacity so do not think more and TICKETS HERE
Benidorm Tattoo Convention – 12-14th April
Sunday 29th September – SAVE MY LIFE 3