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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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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. Updates 24th August The first traces of the Castell are now becoming visible. The first hypotheses show that the Castell was “nobility” , where the lord lived, and behind it was the rest of the population. “The structures surfaced a few centimeters after removing…
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News Headlines

News Headlines Click on the links to read the full stories 24th August – British Airways – Strike Updates 24th August – The 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…
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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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Parking in Benidorm, new areas available, for a price

Parking in Benidorm, new areas soon to become available… For a price If you live here or visit by car, parking can be a nightmare, especially during certain months, August being one of them. This year, new Residents only parking areas were added in certain areas of the town, this in its own right has…
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British Tourist attacked by Pea Men after warning others

British Tourist attacked by Pea Men after warning others Learn who these people are and what they do HERE, Please DO NOT get involved, even to warn others. If you recognize the trile game on public roads, call 091. A young Briton received a beating a few days ago in Benidorm at the hands of a group of trileros (Pea/Potato Men) in the…
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Restraining order issued to group of thieves (peamen) in Benidorm

A judge issues a restraining order to a group of thieves (Peamen) from the main tourist areas of Benidorm Updates  The restraining order issued by the court represents a new avenue for the fight against the “trile” (peamen) , after a judgment of the Court of Alicante had laid down one of the main legal tools that the City of…
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Tragedy at Aqualandia

Tragedy at Aqualandia Update – 27th July.  It has been confirmed by family members that David has now been transferred back to the UK A British holidaymaker faces being paralysed for life after he broke his neck on a water slide in Spain. Our thoughts and our prayers are with David and his family. David…
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Police dismantle a group selling high end stolen mobile phones in Benidorm

Police dismantle a group selling high end stolen mobile phones in Benidorm The National Police have dismantled a group in Benidorm supposedly dedicated to massively subtracting high-end mobile phones in the main nightlife areas . As a result of the operation, 74 phones have been recovered and the four alleged members of the group, have been arrested, as reported by the provincial police station. The research…
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Jailed for 7 years for raping a tourist in Benidorm

Jailed for 7 years for raping a tourist in Benidorm A  29 year old man has been sentenced by the Audiencia de Alicante to seven years in prison, another 10 years on probation and he must also pay 15,000€ in compensation to the victim for physical and psychological damages suffered. The attack of the French tourist…
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New Beach for Altea

New Beach for Altea Yesterday Mayor Jaume Llinares announced a major new beach development for the town of Altea, this hopefully will be completed by the end of 2020 or early 2021. The project has a budget of five and a half million euros and plans to create a beach between El Espigó and La…
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Englishman Arrested in Benidorm for pretending to be robbed

Englishman Arrested in Benidorm for pretending to be robbed A  Englishman made false claims when he reported an incident to the police stating that thieves attacked him, left him unconscious and forcibly removed a watch worth 8,900 euros and credit cards. The 45 year old man from the United Kingdom, has now been arrested and…
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Two people rescued on local beaches yesterday

Two people rescued on local beaches yesterday A 70 year old man in Benidorm and a woman of 84 in Santa Pola were both treated for symptoms of drowning Health officials yesterday rescued two people with symptoms of drowning one on Poniente beach, Benidorm and the other at Santa Pola.  The man on Poniente beach…
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Local Mayor attacked when defending robbery victim in Benidorm

Local Mayor attacked when defending robbery victim in Benidorm The mayor of Callosa d’en Sarrià, Andrés Molina, was wounded yesterday in Benidorm when he came to the aid of a Spanish tourist who was being attacked by a thief.  The thief initially escaped after throwing the mayor to the ground, he was imprisoned by nearby National Police.…
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Fire at Playmon Fiesta, Apartments evacuated and one injured.

Fire at Playmon Fiesta, Apartments evacuated and one injured. One person was treated for smoke inhalation this morning when a fire broke out on the 11th floor at Playmon Fiesta in building F. The fire started at around 11 am.  These apartments have been reported previously as having a large number of squatters.   At…
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25 year old man injured at Algar Falls

25 year old man injured at Algar Falls A 25 year old man has been hospitalised due to suffering a concussion after a fall at Algar Falls, in Callosa d’En Sarrià, as reported by the Emergency Information and Coordination Center of the Generalitat. The CICU (coordination center) received the call at 17:29 on Saturday 13th…
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20 year old man, stabbed in Albir

20 year old man, stabbed in Albir A 20 year old man has been wounded by a knife in a fight that took place on Friday morning in a bar in the coastal area of ​​l’Albir, in l’Alfàs del Pi. The incident occurred around 11 o’clock in the morning in an establishment located on the Camino Viejo de Altea.  …
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13 people arrested and 4,000 counterfeit items confiscated in Benidorm

The National Police arrested 13 people and intervened more than 4,000 counterfeit items in Benidorm The police inspected 13 shops in the ​​Rincón de Loix area and estimate that the counterfeit goods were valued at  over 280,000 euros. National Police arrested 13 people in as alleged perpetrators of a crime against industrial property, in an operation in…
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Man arrested for various robberies in Benidorm

Man arrested for various robberies in Benidorm The National Police stop a person in Benidorm up to three times in five days for different robberies. The Policia National have arrested a 42-year-old Spanish man in Benidorm, accused of committing five robberies in town. The alleged perpetrator, who recently escaped (not sure if they mean released)…
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Police arrest 12 people for selling counterfeit goods

Police arrest 12 for selling counterfeit goods National Police and the Prevention and Reaction Unit of Benidorm detained 12 people, ten men and two women, of Spanish , Moroccan and Seneglalese nationalities and seized more than 1,000 counterfeit products in continuing operations against copyright fraud (an offense against industrial property). The authentic items would have…
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Disruption to Roads in Benidorm

Disruption to Roads in Benidorm – due to roadworks Update – 30th June The ongoing roadworks around Benidorm are set to continue, normally work of this nature stops during the month of August, but this year Benidorm City Council has published a decree authorising the continuation during the summer of some of the works in…
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Work on the Cultural Center set to continue as companies bid for the work

Work on the Cultural Center set to continue as companies bid for the work Fourteen companies fight for the work to finish the first phase of the Cultural Center of Benidorm, whose building work has been paralyzed since 2010 and has become a blot on the landscape. This was advanced on Friday by the Thematic…
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Three women arrested by the police for using sex in order to steal

Three women arrested by police for using sex in order to steal The Policia National have arrested three women in Benidorm of Romanian nationality between the ages of 29 and 32.  They have been accused of committing the crime of fraud, theft and belonging to a criminal group.  Police agents of the Judicial Police Brigade…
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Alternative to Traditional Taxis announced in Benidorm

Alternative to traditional taxis announced in Benidorm App based taxi firm CABIFY announce their arrival in Benidorm, with a minimum price per trip of just 3.50 euros. The Spanish mobility company Cabify today announced its arrival in Benidorm of Cabify Lite. The platform arrives in the Benidorm in and is represented by the local company Miurchi…
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