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British Airways – Strike Updates

British Airways – Strike Updates British Airways strike could cause at least five consecutive days of flight cancellations. BA pilots announced three days of strikes – taking place on 9th, 10th and 27th September – in a dispute over pay.  The union said strikes were a “last resort” born out of “enormous frustration” with airline management. …
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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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Liverpool Airport Strike Information

22 August – Update – Strikes at Liverpool John Lennon Airport over the August bank holiday Suspended A planned strike that looked set to cause chaos over the bank holiday weekend is set to be suspended. Around 200 workers were due to walk out on what is the airport’s busiest weekend in a row over pay…
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Spanish Ryanair pilots will strikes in September

22nd August – UPDATE – Ryanair cabin crew in Spain will strike for 10 days in September Unions confirmed the work stoppage after a seven-hour meeting with the low-cost airline, which said it would be closing its bases in Gran Canaria and Tenerife. Ryanair cabin crew will strike on September 1, 2, 6, 8, 13,…
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Ryanair strike action – News

 Ryanair strike action News 21st August – Updates The High Court in London will allow a proposed strike by UK-based Ryanair pilots on Thursday and Friday. Ryanair said it would aim to minimise disruption for passengers and would be able to run its “full schedule of flights”. However, it said it could not rule out…
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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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Boy rescued from drowning in hotel pool to be released from Hospital

Boy rescued from a Hotel in Benidorm after suffering symptoms of drowning.  A young boy who has not been named was taken by Air Ambulance  to the general hospital of Alicante on Sunday 18th August and is currently stable. It is expected h will be discharged shortly. Police and medical services were called to a…
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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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Strikes at Heathrow Airport to disrupt summer travel

Strikes at Heathrow and Gatwick Airports to disrupt summer travel 25th July Update – Unite, the union, said up to 4,000 workers at London’s Heathrow airport, including security guards and engineers, had called off industrial action planned for this weekend so its members could vote on a new pay offer. If agreement is not reached,…
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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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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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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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Travel chaos at Stansted Airport as EasyJet staff prepare to strike for 17 days 

Travel chaos at Stansted Airport as EasyJet staff prepare to strike for 17 days Check-in staff working at Stansted for EasyJet have announced a series of strikes every weekend during the main school summer holidays.  The strikes are over a long-running pay dispute. A total of 17 days of strike action have been proposed, Unite…
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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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Spanish up in arms about FAKE news in the UK tabloids

Spanish up in arms about FAKE news in the UK tabloids As reported by Benidorm Seriously on 16th June – Over the weekend British tabloids went to press with headlines such as “HOLS TERROR ALERT Brit tourists warned as Spain terror threat raised to ‘SEVERE’ with 40,000 extra cops deployed” and ‘HIGH RISK’ – British tourists…
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UK’s Civil Aviation Authority has banned Boeing 737 Max from UK airspace

The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has banned the Boeing 737 MAX from operating in or over UK airspace “as a precautionary measure”. This decision has come following the tragic crash of  Ethiopian Airlines plane on Sunday, killing 157 people on board. This was the second fatal accident involving the 737 Max 8 plane type…
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Police clamp down on the sale of Pornographic products

Police clamp down on the sale of Pornographic products Please note this news report contains some strong language. Police coup to the sale of pornography in five shops in Benidorm. The local police seized about 500 items such as  t-shirts with obscene messages, penis-shaped candy or plastic breasts that were sold in supermarkets and Asian…
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Information and events for British citizens in Spain

  You will find Official information British people moving to and living in Spain need to know here.   The following information has been provided by Gov.uk The British Embassy and Consulates regularly hold events across Spain to update British citizens on the UK’s departure from the European Union. These events are part of an…
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No Tourist Tax for Benidorm

No Tourist Tax for Benidorm Good news for Benidorm tourists – Many resorts in Spain are considering introducing a tourist tax to raise additional money. This initiative comes from the government as it is a good way of bringing more money to the country. However, there is a destination that will be saved from this rate:  Benidorm. where there will not be a additional…
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