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Victim of a Crime, Where to go for Assistance

VICTIM OF A CRIME IN BENIDORM  – What to do and where to go for assistance If you need urgent help from the police – or an ambulance:- dial 112, You will find a list of all emergency telephone numbers HERE All victims of crime in Spain must report the incident to the Police, this is called…
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 Woman almost lost her leg after being bitten by unknown bug in Benidorm

Woman almost lost her leg after being bitten by unknown bug whilst on holiday in Benidorm Faye Wilkes, 41, from Dartford was sunbathing by the pool when she felt a sharp nip and she swiped a bug off her left foot. A red mark instantly appeared, but the personal assistant thought nothing of it and…
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4 years in jail for abusing a minor in Benidorm

4 years in jail for abusing a minor in Benidorm A 52-year-old Colombian man has been sentenced to 4 years in jail for a crime of sexual abuse of a minor, who was the daughter of an acquaintance, who at the time 14 years old and was temporarily in his and his partners care. The…
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Keep Benidorm clean. More than 120 kilos of rubbish removed from the sea

Keep Benidorm Clean. More than 120 kilos of rubbish removed from the sea The Mundomar Foundation, in collaboration with the Department of the Environment of Benidorm and Nisos Diving Club, has carried out its Ist cleaning of Seabed in the Rincon de Loix and surrounding area. More than 120 kilos of waste from the sea…
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Concerns about large English pubs encroaching the center of Benidorm

Concerns about large English pubs encroaching the center of Benidorm Residents and tourists fear that more and more establishments will be installed in different areas of the city. The catering sector believes that it is good for the British visitor to walk through the heart of the tourist capital but some tourists and residents fear that the…
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Indian Restaurants – Members Recommendations

Indian Restaurants – Members Recommendations One of our most asked questions on the Benidorm Seriously group is “Where can I go for an Indian meal” the places below are listed in no particular order but are all recommended by group members.  Click on the links to read our members reviews or add your own, not…
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Hotel worker arrested for stealing from guests rooms

Hotel worker arrested for stealing from guests rooms Benidorm National Police have arrested a 47-year-old Spanish male accused of allegedly committing several robberies with force in the hotel (the hotel has NOT been named at this stage) where he worked as a maintenance technician. He accessed rooms taking advantage of his job and stole personal effects out of…
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All about – Crissy Rock

All about – Crissy Rock Crissy Rock Benidorm´s favourite Comedienne returns – Friday October 25th until 13th November 2019 Crissy will be preforming exclusively at Valentines Cabaret Bar, full details can always be found on our On Line Whats On Guide. Crissy in – The All New Monty – Ladies Night Crissy came on holiday…
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Brexit – News and Updates

Brexit will affect every single one of us. News stories and updates will be posted here. Britains time in the EU is running out Brexit – News and Updates You can use this tool to check a passport for travel to Europe. SCHENGEN VISA CALCULATOR For visa-free visitors, duration of stay in the Schengen countries is…
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British man arrested in Benidorm for falsely reporting his car stolen

British man arrested in Benidorm for falsely reporting his car stolen National Police in Benidorm have arrested a 19-year-old British man accused of falsifying a police report stating that two men had assaulted, beaten him and stolen his car. Upon further investigation of the story due to the fact there were several contradictions in his…
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3 more investigated for selling counterfeit goods in Benidorm

3 more investigated for selling counterfeit goods in Benidorm The Guardia Civil of Alicante investigated three people, two women aged 46 and 36 years and a man of 37, all of  Chinese nationality, alleged of three crimes against industrial property for selling counterfeit clothing in retail stores in Benidorm. 617 garments valued at 14,700 euros have been…
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All About Albir

ALL ABOUT ALBIR Albir – The Little Gem of the Costa Blanca Unlike many other Costa Blanca towns Albir has been carefully planned virtually from scratch.Only one or two of the buildings are over five storeys high, its avenues are broad and tree lined, and joy of joy, there is plenty of parking. There is…
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WHAT YOUR E.H.I.C CARD COVERS YOU FOR IN SPAIN

WHAT YOUR E.H.I.C CARD COVERS YOU FOR IN SPAIN 10th October – Update for use of the EHIC card and S1 form (Healthcare in Spain after Brexit) The UK and Spain have each taken steps to ensure that people living in each country can continue to access healthcare as they do now until at least…
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Towels Banned From Costa Del Sol Beaches, will Benidorm follow?

Towels Banned From Costa Del Sol Beaches, will Benidorm follow? Towels Banned From Costa Del Sol Beaches. In a bid to protect the Spanish coastline, towels will no longer be permitted on beaches. will Benidorm follow these recent rules? Environmental concerns have led Spanish authorities to ban tourists from bringing towels onto Costa Del Sol beaches. …
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Thomas Cook Refunds – How to claim

Thomas Cook Refunds – How to claim If you had an ATOL protected booking with Thomas Cook, you may be entitled to make a claim for a refund. This could be for a full refund for your forward booking or for costs you incurred completing your holiday if you travelled from the UK after 23…
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Expats and Tourists Outraged By New NIE Procedure

Expats and Tourists Outraged By New NIE Procedure As Brexit looms expats have been left baffled by new procedures for obtaining a Spanish NIE number. The news you didn’t want, before you knew you didn’t want it by costadelsolupdate.com The Spanish NIE number, short for Número de Identificación de Extranjero, is a Foreigner Identification Number issued by…
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Fiestas – Moors and Christians Fiesta

BENIDORM´S MOORS AND CHRISTIANS FIESTA 2019 Saturday 28th September to Sunday 6th October (not every day see schedule below) Streets decked out like the Middle Ages, magnificent processions, exciting mock battles…This is the festival of Moors and Christians: days filled with magic, legend and spectacle. this festival recreates the historic clash between two cultures. The…
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All About – El Campello

All About – El Campello El Campello is only about 30km from Benidorm and well worth a visit if you fancy a quieter day on the beach. El Campello has quite a few historic buildings and remains almost unchanged by tourism and has a lovely relaxed atmosphere of a traditional seaside town. One of the…
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Occupants of a small boat which landed in Benidorm today have been detained

Occupants of a small boat which landed in Benidorm today have been detained A small boat landed this morning at 09.47 at the Cala Ti Ximo Beach in Benidorm –  The boat contained 11 occupants, all were male and two of them are believed to be minors. They were taken to the police station with…
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Thomas Cook Ceases Trading

Thomas Cook Ceases Trading – What to do if you are on holiday or have a holiday pending Please note the following wording is from Thomas Cook: “After 178 years of pioneering travel, the backbone of the U.K. holiday industry, and a provider many jobs,Thomas Cook has confirmed that all the companies in its group…
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Flybe to pull out of Doncaster, Sheffield Airport from October

Flybe to pull out of Doncaster Sheffield Airport from October Airline Flybe has confirmed that it will no longer fly out of Doncaster Sheffield Airport after October this amounts to a loss of ten flights, including flights to Alicante. Flybe announced back in April that it would cut eight of its ten routes from Doncaster…
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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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All About ALTEA

All About ALTEA GETTING TO ALTEA FROM BENIDORM CATCH THE NO. 10 BUS. anywhere along the mediterraneo COST 1.50€PP Altea is without doubt one of the most charming towns on the Costa Blanca North. It’s old town is packed full of character and the impressive church with its blue and white tiled dome roof has to be one…
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