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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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Danny Tetley – Updates

Danny Tetley – Updates 30th October – Bradford Crown Court Danny made his first live appearance at Bradford Crown Court on Wednesday afternoon, charged with multiple sex offences against children, he sat in the dock wearing a shiny grey-patterned jacket and a dark green round-necked shirt. No pleas were entered during the short hearing and…
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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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Ryanair tells pilots ‘take unpaid leave or move if you want to avoid Thomas Cook-style job losses’

Ryanair has doubled down on a veiled threat to cut jobs, by bringing in bankrupt Thomas Cook into an internal spat. The airline is urging its pilots to go on unpaid leave or transfer to other bases to avoid redundancies of the kind that have resulted from the travel firm’s collapse. Ryanair – at loggerheads with its pilots over…
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Thomas Cook Updates

Thomas Cook Updates Update 21st September – Tour operator Thomas Cook has approached the government in an attempt to plug a gap in its funding.   The travel company could fall into administration this weekend unless it finds £200m in extra funds needed to secure its future. But BBC business editor Simon Jack says if holidaymakers are hoping…
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Ryanair strike action – News

 Ryanair strike action News 20th September – Updates A series of strikes planned by Ryanair pilots have been called off. Members of the British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) were due to walk out on Saturday and then on September 23, 25, 27 and 29. Balpa said it had called off the strikes even though the…
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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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Cafe Bar owner fights demolition order on Peacock Island

The fate of the lovely cafe, bar etc on Benidorm’s island features in Spain’s national press today, as the owners continue to fight a demolition order brought by the government agency “Costas”..(The installations were described as “Illegal” in a natural park). The ” pirate island ” of Benidorm -probably the last in the Mediterranean– could see the bar…
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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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Spanish Ryanair Strike Updates

Strike Updates Update 2nd September Sunday was absolutely normal at the El Altet airport . The strike day that started yesterday in Spain did not affect Alicante, as planned. Tourists landed and took off without any incident slowing them down; The strike called by Ryanair cabin crew for the closure of the bases of the airline in…
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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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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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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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