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Tina Turner tribute raises the roof at Spain’s Benidorm Palace

FIFTY years of incredible music was packed into an amazing live tribute to the legendary Tina Turner at Benidorm Palace on Sunday. Celebrating the musical career of one of the most popular “Rockers” of our generation, “What’s love got to do with it” is an energetic theatre show featuring the powerful voice of Elesha Paul…
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2 deaths confirmed after storm Gloria in our area 9 in total

A 75-year-old woman was buried yesterday by debris in the third collapse of buildings registered in the old town of the capital of l’Alcoià, while the body of the 67-year-old man missing Tuesday was found in the Guadalest River. Two people have become the most tragic face of the “Gloria” storm as it passes through the province of…
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News Headlines

News Headlines Click on the links to read the full stories 23rd January – 2 died in our area due to storm Gloria 9 in total  20th January – Alicante Airport remains closed for the rest of today 19th January – NATIONWIDE WARNING: Storm Gloria puts EXTREME DANGER on Spains roads 18th January – Cs…
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NATIONWIDE WARNING: Storm Gloria puts EXTREME DANGER on Spains roads

THE Directorate-General for Traffic (DGT) has issued a national warning for driving on the roads in Spain in the wake of the adverse weather conditions caused from the Atlantic Storm Gloria. Extreme weather is set to cause havoc across the country to at least Tuesday, January 21, with many regions seeing powerful winds, intense snowfall,…
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Two cyber-criminals arrested in Benidorm

Two cyber-criminals arrested in Benidorm after seizing a 20,000 euro loot Agents of the National Police have arrested two people in Benidorm who allegedly impersonated computer technicians to get a loot of more than 20,000 euros. As reported Friday by the provincial police. They pretended to be technicians of a software company to offer false services to victims who did not need…
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Three year jail sentence requested for a man caught spiking a young woman’s drink

Three year jail sentence requested for a man caught spiking a woman’s drink A young man faces a sentence of three and a half years in prison for allegedly trying to drug a girl by throwing an amount of ecstasy into her drink. The events occurred on September 29th 2017 in a cocktail bar in Alcoy,…
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Local News – New Museum planned for Benidorm

Local News – New Museum planned for Benidorm The museum will be called the  “Aula del Mar” and will show the history of the merchant sailors who left Benidorm to dive into the sea, and show details about what fishing was like using the trap method.  The museum will also serve as an informative space…
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Bumps along the way in Benidorm

COBBLES surfacing the remodelled Plaza Triangular are making life difficult for the disabled. They are slippery when it rains and the gaps between them are hazardous for those with walking sticks, walkers or wheelchairs. The Benidorm and Area Association for Persons with Disabilities (Asmibe) recently passed on members’ doubts and worries to the Functional Diversity…
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Man steals bus then causes damage over 2 Kilometres

Update 11th December – British Tourist remanded to Prison to await trial Police have confirmed that the driver of the stolen coach was a British tourist on holiday. The magistrate says that the journey was made “consciously violating the most elementary rules of movement”   A court in Benidorm has remanded the man to prison without…
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Alicante government & Costa Blanca golf sector shared tourism goals

THE Alicante government and the Costa Blanca golf sector have shared goals when it comes to attracting more visitors to the region. The President of the Diputacion de Almeria and the provincial tourist board, Carlos Mazon, met this week with the governing body of the Costa Blanca and Valencian Community golf course association to look…
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Jailed for 6 years for selling cocaine and assaulting a police officer in Benidorm

Jailed for 6 years for selling cocaine and assaulting a police officer in Benidorm A 48 year old man of Italian nationality has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison for selling cocaine in a well-known pub in Benidorm and assaulting one of the police officers of the narcotics brigade who went to the establishment to…
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Benidorm reopens the Castell after five months of work

Benidorm reopens the Castell after five months of work One of Benidorm´s most photographed tourist sites The square of the Castell de Benidorm (Mirador) will be filled once again with tourists and locals from today.  The official opening time is 16.00, after being closed for five months as work took place to explore and preserve the…
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Cafe Bar owner fights demolition order on Peacock Island

Cafe Bar owner fights demolition order on Peacock Island Updates 27th November 2019 – The case regarding illegality of the bar on the island returns to court “The illegality of the bar on Benidorm island returns to the courts”. The town hall was given 3 months to undertake the removal of the bar at the…
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Two arrested in the English area  for drug trafficking

Two arrested in the English area  for drug trafficking Benidorm Local Police have arrested two two English citizens this weekend in the English area for the alleged crime of drug trafficking.  The local agents of the GRP, the canine units and the inspection group of establishments carried out the operation in the English zone where…
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Two fires in Benidorm Saturday Night

Two fires in Benidorm Saturday Night The first fire started around 23.30 on Calle Londres where several palm trees caught fire, strong gusts of wind fanned the flames, local firefighters intervened quickly to prevent the burning branches falling onto nearby awnings. Police closed the roads and diverted traffic for a short period of time whilst…
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The Mirador, One of Benidorm´s most famous landmarks is turned into a building site.

The Mirador, One of Benidorm´s most famous landmarks is turned into a building site. Update 08th November – Town Hall confirm re-opening  Town hall sources confirm that Benidorm’s famous “Mirador” Headland viewpoint will be open for the public from the start of the fiestas this Saturday November 9th. The “Parque de Elche” works (Dove park)…
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UFO spotted in Benidorm?

UFO spotted in Benidorm? At around 13.40 on Tuesday 5th November this strange object was photographed in the sky by Benidorm Seriously member Margaret Edwards. We know its nearly Fiesta week, but is Benidorm being invaded by aliens ? Permission granted for use of photos from Margaret. What could this strange object be. Comment below.

Cyclists don´t feel safe using the New Bike Lanes

Cyclists Don´t feel safe using the New Bike Lanes Cyclists in the region do not feel safe when using the bike lanes in towns such as Benidorm, Alfaz del Pi and Altea. They emphasize that not being well delimited makes them feel insecure and stress that in areas such as La Vila Joiosa and La Nucía  they…
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16 more arrested in Benidorm for selling counterfeit products

16 more arrested in Benidorm for selling counterfeit products The National Police have completed an operation that has been carried out during October in the town, in which 16 more people have been arrested for allegedly selling counterfeit products of prestigious brands in different street stalls. The agents have confiscated about 3,000 items in 16 inspections carried out, with a value that…
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Man arrested for robbing two Farmacias in Benidorm

Man arrested for robbing two pharmacies in Benidorm National Police have arrested a man in Benidorm for allegedly robbing not just one but two pharmacies in Benidorm in less than two months, stealing over 1,000€  The events took place in March 2018, when a man robbed a farmacia (pharmacy, chemist) threatening the employee with a…
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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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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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