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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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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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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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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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The regulation of “segways” and electric scooters receives the “yes” in Benidorm

22nd August – Segway and Scooter regulation comes into affect in Benidorm from today The regulations are already effective and require people to have mandatory civil liability insurance and wear a helmet in all cases,  In addition lights and a bell must be fitted. They will not be allowed on the public pavements but are…
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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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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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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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Missing wedding planner accused of fraud believed to be in Benidorm

Story provided by Hull Daily News  The husband of an AWOL wedding planner accused of scamming dozens of brides says he has been told by Police  that they believe his wife has fled the country. Hull mum Dana Twidale has not been seen for around three weeks after scores of people came forward claiming they…
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Hundreds line the streets to bid farewell to Joe Longthorne MBE

Story Courtesy of Euro Weekly News.  Details HERE  Crowds lined the streets of Hull yesterday to pay their respects to the entertainer who passed away peacefully earlier this month. Well wishers gathered on Hessle Road in Hull to watch the funeral procession slowly drive past the area where he grew up. The funeral cortege took Joe past…
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Five arrested on suspicion of gang rape of Norwegian tourist

09th August – Update – Three detained by Courts and two released unconditionally   A judge in Benidorm has sent three of the five French tourists to prison without bail for an alleged crime of sexual abuse after being accused by two Norwegian young people of a crime of rape and other abuse. The other two…
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Four more arrested in another drug operation in Benidorm

Police dismantle another organisation dedicated to the sale of illegal substances in Benidorm. On this occasion, the investigators kept track of four people they suspected might be using a hospitality establishment to traffic narcotic substances. The investigations carried out made it possible to identify the alleged members  verifying that they were the owner and the workers…
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National Police dismantle Cocaine drug organisation in Benidorm

The Police have arrested four people and seized about 600 grams of cocaine, marijuana, a revolver and more than 17,000 euros National Police agents have broken up an organisation in Benidorm dedicated to distributing cocaine on a medium scale to other traffickers of lesser entity. In the operation, four suspected traffickers have been arrested and about 600 grams of cocaine, marijuana,…
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Benidorm Low Festival 2019

Benidorm Low Festival 2019 – 26th, 27th & 28th July The Low Festival 2019 starts July 26th  with a weekend full of bands and good music, Folk, rock, indie and punk, among other musical styles. As every year, the event is held at the Ciudad Deportiva Guillermo Amor, the old Foietes stadium (Avda. Ciudad Deportiva, s…
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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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New Jellyfish App Available

New Jellyfish App Available The Medusapp is used to report the presence of jellyfish and provide information about each species in the area, it has already recorded 1,300 sightings. Links to the App can be found here and are in Enlglish as well https://medusapp.net/ Medusapp logo Just a few weeks ago 2 of Benidorms beaches…
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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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Strikes – Ryanair flights could be affected by pilot walkouts.

Strikes – Ryanair flights could be affected by pilot walkouts. Updates 25th July – All the strikes planned this weekend have been suspended.  staff involved in the strike would be given the weekend to vote on a new deal. 19th July – British holiday plans could be thrown into chaos as Ryanair pilots threaten strike…
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