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24th AugustBritish Airways – Strike Updates

24th AugustThe viral challenge of defecating in swimming pools has forced more than 300 pools to be closed

24th August – A 49-year-old man drowned in a pool in El Campello
The medical assistance services were not been able to revive him when they arrived at the scene earlier this morning. The  neighbours alerted the Emergency Medical Assistance Service (SAMU) after checking the status of the man- No further updates are available at this time.

23rd AugustHeadlines in the British Press – Brit mum left broke after ‘buying’ Benidorm bar only for real owner to change the locks, NOW read the TRUTH

22 August – Spanish Union confirm strikes by Ryanair cabin crew In September

21 August – Parking in Benidorm, new areas soon to become available… For a price

20 August – British tourist attacked by Pea Men after warning others 

20 August – La Vuelta Espana Cycle race comes to Benidorm 

19 August – Boy rescued from drowning to be released from Hospital

17 August – Liverpool Airport reassures passengers over potential strike 

16 August – A judge issues a restraining order to a group of thieves (Peamen) from the main tourist areas of Benidorm

16 August – Missing wedding planner believed to be in Benidorm

13 August – Hundreds line the street for the funeral of Joe Longthorne MBE

Benidorm Plaza Triangle re-opens. 

The Triangle square has now re-opened after 80% of the work has been completed.  There are a few things to finish such as the fountain and some of the sidewalks.

10 August – Spanish Ryanair Pilots threaten strike in September

08 August – Strikes set for Liverpool Airport over August Bank Holiday

07 August –  Five arrested over suspected gang rape of Norwegian Tourist

Ryan Air have voted for strike action

05 August – National Police dismantle Cocaine drug organisation in Benidorm

Four more arrested in another drug operation in Benidorm.

01 August – Travel operator Laterooms and SuperBreak  have ceased trading. 

Malvern Group which incorporates Super Break and Late rooms has ceased trading.

The group said Super Break hotel-only holidays would be cancelled and people currently on holiday might have to pay again.

Late Rooms was not a Member of ABTA there website has confirmed today. If you booked through a travel agent, please contact your travel agent for further advice.If you booked directly with Late Rooms, customers are advised to contact the hotel as we understand that payments were made directly to the hotels and therefore bookings should go ahead as planned.

Late Rooms Direct to Consumer

We regret to advise you that Late Rooms Limited (trading as LateRooms.com) has ceased trading with immediate effect and is in administration. KPMG have been appointed as administrators.

In relation to your forthcoming booking(s), LateRooms.com acted as an agent on behalf of your accommodation supplier therefore we anticipate that your reservation is secure and your payment will be taken by the accommodation supplier either in advance (for non-refundable reservations) or at the property.


We recommend however that you contact your accommodation supplier directly prior to travelling to confirm. You can find their contact details on your booking confirmation.

To amend or cancel your booking you will need to contact the accommodation supplier directly.

25th July – Police dismantle a group selling high end stolen mobile phones in Benidorm

22nd July – Jailed for 7 years for raping a tourist in Benidorm

22nd July – New beach for Altea

21st July – Englishman Arrested in Benidorm for pretending to be robbed

21st July – Two people rescued on local beaches yesterday

19th July – Local Mayor attacked when defending robbery victim in Benidorm

19th July – Strikes – Ryanair flights could be affected by pilot walkouts.

26th, 27th and 28th July – Benidorm Low Festival

July 17th – Benidorm Hotels 90% full for the beginning of July

July 16th – Tragedy at Aqualandia

July 16th – Fire at Playmon Fiesta.  Apartments evacuated and one person injured

July 14th – 25 year old man injured at Algar Falls

July 13th – Strikes at Heathrow and Gatwick Airports to disrupt summer travel

July 13th – 20 year old man, stabbed in Albir

12th July – 13 people arrested and 4,000 counterfeit items confiscated in Benidorm

12th July – Travel chaos at Stansted Airport as EasyJet staff prepare to strike for 17 days

12th July – Beware the Bloodsucking Fly

6th July – Orange weather alerts in place  – Extreme heat alert in the province from noon tomorrow

6th July, Updates to previous news – The regulation of “segways” and electric scooters receives the “yes” in Benidorm

July 6th – Man arrested for various robberies in Benidorm

3rd July – Police arrest 12 people for selling counterfeit goods

Police warning of a hoax circulating on social media
The hoax says “If you see an animal locked in a car in hot weather, take a photo then smash a window to get it out, this means you will not face charges for criminal damage”.
Police say this is UNTRUE.
They say call them immediately, they will decide what to do.  List of emergency numbers HERE


30th June – Disruption to Roads in Benidorm will continue during the summer months.

30th June – Work on the Cultural Center set to continue as companies bid for the work

29th June – Three women arrested by the police for using sex in order to steal

28th June – New Ryanair Duty Free Alcohol Rules

28th June – Alternative to Traditional Taxis announced in Benidorm

June 26th – Fake news in British tabloids about gangs that drug tourists to rob them in Benidorm.  The Spanish Media Retaliate.

25th June – Iceland admit to an error in the diagnoses of Chikungunya virus in Alicante

24th – Here Comes Summer, with the first heat wave of the season

23rd June – Man arrested for assaulting two people with a knife in a bar in Benidorm

23rd June – Swimming prohibited for a limited time at Benidorm´s beaches

23rd June – Warning tiger mosquito´s in the Alicante region

22nd June – Spanish up in arms about FAKE news in the UK tabloids

21st June –The Mirador, One of Benidorm ´s most famous landmarks is turned into a building site.

News of this impending work was in fact covered by ourselves back in December 2018 –The future excavation and musealisation of the Castell de Benidorm

Hoteliers demand a strict application of the law to fight against drunken tourism

Five  Arrested by National Police after robbery on local Beach.

Seven arrested for illegal activities on Benidorm Beaches

Emergency situation with a private jet at Alicante Airport

Benidorm will have Police reinforcements for the Champions League Final

Drunk Brits to be banned from Benidorm?

Be careful what you write on Social Media in Spain

A woman dies after being hit by a bus in the center of Benidorm.

FairFX with Benidorm Seriously

Stabbing in Benidorm – No Fatalities

Med Playa Hotels sold to Azora

Tiki Beach Closes and now Re-opens

Missing Persons Post

Kirsty Maxwell – Updates

Benidorm Bouncers

National Police arrest 4 people in Benidorm for stealing at knife point

When it rains, it RAINS

Police Investigate the Death of a British Tourist

Two detained in Benidorm for robbing a hotel with a firearm

Four arrested for thefts in Benidorm

UK’s Civil Aviation Authority has banned Boeing 737 Max from UK airspace

Seven intoxicated in a fire at dawn in a hotel in Benidorm

Police clamp down on the sale of Pornographic products

No Tourist Tax for Benidorm

New rules and guidelines for Property Rentals

Three Beach Sellers arrested for selling Mojitos containing faecal remains

Britons die after taking Spanish painkiller Nolotil

Don’t Fall For the FB Message Scam Now Doing the Rounds


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