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Flybe in frantic bid to stave off collapse

Government support offer to Flybe which could continue flights in and out of Spain As Reported in the EuroWeeklyNews  Flybe one of the favourite choices of fliers in and out of Spain for expats could be saved this morning from administration. This morning Andrea Leadsom and Grant Shapps will meet Mr Javid the chancellor to…
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3 in a Bed, Holiday Nightmare

3 in a Bed, Holiday Nightmare Three grandads who splashed out nearly £3,500 for a dream holiday to Benidorm say it was ruined after being made to share a bed in their swanky hotel room. Frank Christian, 71, had booked the trip with Hays Travel for a lads holiday over Christmas and New Year with…
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Outrage Over New Water Saving Measures for 2020

Outrage Over New Water Saving Measures for 2020 Outrage Over New Water Saving Measures. Water shortages on the Costa Blanca have forced the government to introduce drastic drought prevention laws. This summer water reserves on the Costa Blanca were at an all time low.  Reservoirs are at less than 50% capacity, and a lack of…
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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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Danny Tetley – Updates

Danny Tetley – Updates 13th December – Danny Tetley admits child sexual exploitation of seven teenage boys Danny Tetley has this lunchtime (Fri) pleaded guilty to a series of child sexual exploitation charges relating to him inducing teenage boys to send indecent images to him for money. The 39-year-old’s court case was previously subject to a…
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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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Arrested. Businessman who employed five workers without work permits in Valencia

Arrested. Businessman who employed five workers without work permits in Valencia National police arrest business owner for employing non EU workers that did not have residencia or work permits (Non EU cannot work even for short periods without them). Fines start at 10,000 euros per worker without work permit. The National Police have arrested a Spanish…
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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 Royal British Legion – Northern Branch

The Royal British Legion – Northern Branch To see what’s going on in the area, visit our new News and Events page. We are here to administer and deliver community support within the District.  We also cover membership and fundraising activities of the Legion’s branches throughout District North of Spain. Membership of The Royal British Legion is…
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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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Stag party claim to have been left battered

Stag party claim to have been left battered after senseless attack Richard Robinson, 37, and his seven friends and family claim they were battered repeatedly by  thugs after defending themselves from a pickpocket in Benidorm.  As reported in the Daily Mirror The group claim up to 15 bouncers rained down blows on the men –…
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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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Is Benidorm set to return as a film?

The show was loved by ITV viewers for 11 years before it was cancelled in 2018, but now BENIDORM fans everywhere can rejoice because the cancelled show is coming back as a movie – and it’s filming next year, according to star Sherrie Hewson. Speaking exclusively to The Sun Online, Sherrie Hewson said: “I know…
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Tributes to Benidorm bar owner who passed away

Story provided to us by Euro Weekly News  NIGEL CONSTABLE, owner of the Company Bar in Benidorm Old Town, passed away in his sleep on Monday morning after a short spell in hospital. Nigel was a much-loved character in Benidorm and tributes have been paid on social media after it was announced he had passed…
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Bank Robbers Caught

Bank Robbers Caught  The National Police have dismantled an organization allegedly dedicated to assaulting clients and employees of banks in Madrid, Córdoba, Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz), Benidorm and other cities in the area. In addition, they have arrested four members after they stole 6,700 euros from a bank in the town of Parla, Madrid. Investigations…
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No Tourist Tax for Benidorm

No Tourist Tax for Benidorm Updates – 26th August 2019 More discussions at the town hall today with regards to this subject. Benidorm rejects a possible implementation of a tourist tax in Community The plenary session of the Benidorm City Council unanimously rejected today (Monday 26th August)  a possible implementation of a tourist tax in the Valencian…
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New technology could mean the end for liquid restrictions at UK airports

Air passengers will no longer have to take liquids and laptops out of their carry-on bags under new rules coming into force for UK airports to upgrade their security scanners. Similar to CT scanners used in hospitals, the new technology will provide a detailed picture of a bag’s contents and allow images to be visually…
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La Vuelta Espana Cycle race comes to Benidorm

La Vuelta Espana Cycle race comes to Benidorm The Vuelta a España is an annual multi-stage bicycle race primarily held in Spain, while also occasionally making passes through nearby countries. Inspired by the success of the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France, the race was first organised in 1935. Running from Saturday August 24th…
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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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