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News Headlines Click on the links to read the full stories 17th June – Breaking news– Emergency services including helicopters are currently working to extinguish a number of fires in the Sierra Gelada Mountain.  More news when we have it.  Read more about the Mountain range HERE 16th June – Over the weekend British tabloids…
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Missing Persons Post

Missing Persons Post Information on how to File a Missing Persons Report Missing in Callosa from Sunday (9th June) At the time of her disappearance on Sunday afternoon she was wearing, black jeans and a blue short sleeve           t-shirt and black short boots. Any information please communicate with Policía Local Callosa…
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Four arrested for thefts in Benidorm

Four arrested for thefts in Benidorm One of the thieves managed to take an expensive watch from an elderly person here in Benidorm, and was arrested a few days later in Tenerife, National Police have arrested three further people in Benidorm. In two of the cases the victims became aware of the thefts and succeeded…
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Five Arrested by National Police after robbery on local Beach

The National Police have arrested five people between the ages of 25 and 31. Agents of the National Police have dismantled in Benidorm a criminal organisation dedicated to stealing , mainly from tourists on the Beaches of the area. In the operation the five presumed members of the same group have been arrested when they finished robbing a…
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Seven arrested for illegal activities on Benidorm Beaches

Seven arrested for illegal activities on Benidorm beaches This was a joint operation by the National and Local Police who have arrested seven people of Chinese nationality for infringement of the Law on Foreigners. Original article by www.diarioinformacion.com, Translated from Spanish to English so some information my be slightly lost in translation. The operation took…
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Alicante Airport Runway – Currently Closed following Emergency situation

With thanks to Costa Blanca Transfers for this breaking news.  You can contact them HERE UPDATE: The runway has now been re-opened and flights are arriving and departing. UPDATE: 18:21   The runway is not now due to re-open until at least 20:30 this evening (local time) Emergency situation with a private jet at Alicante Airport!.…
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Benidorm will have Police reinforcements for the Champions League Final

There will be reinforcement of Local and National Police, and traffic cuts in several streets of the area of Rincón de Loix during the football matches. The acting councillor for Citizen Security, Lorenzo Martínez, explained that “the police will put in special measures to cover the Europa League and Champions League finals, both of which…
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Drunk Brits to be banned from Benidorm?

Drunk Brits to be banned from Benidorm? Over the last couple of days various British tabloids have run stories with the headlines “Boozy Brits to be BANNED from Benidorm for offensive behaviour”,  “BANIDORM Benidorm to BAN boozy Brits who cause trouble at Spanish resort” and “Benidorm to BAN unruly Brits behaving badly abroad” To date we…
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A woman dies after being hit by a bus in the center of Benidorm

A woman dies after being hit by a bus in the center of Benidorm Updates 22nd May -The driver of the bus that ran over a woman in the center of Benidorm says he could not stop the vehicle, “The driver of the bus that ran over a woman in the center of Benidorm says…
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Tiki Beach Closes and now Re-opens

Tiki Beach Closure 15th March – The venue has re-opened, looking very much the same, but at this moment according to management has not been given an official name. He quoted it would be known by the public as Tiki Beach. 9th March – The Venue is still closed and undergoing refurbishment. 27th February  One…
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Stabbing in Benidorm – No Fatalities

Stabbing in Benidorm – No Fatalities Update – 28th February – The two British men accused of the stabbing incident appeared in court yesterday. ————— During the early hours of 25th February, news came in that a stabbing incident had occurred on Calle Mallorca, an area know as The Square, where many of the most…
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Kirsty Maxwell – Updates

Kirsty Maxwell Updates Kirsty Maxwell’s young life ended tragically when she died in suspicious, unexplained circumstances whilst on holiday in Benidorm, Spain on 29th April 2017. Any information that may be helpful can be given via this confidential number: 07376 040519 (from the UK) +44 737 604 0519 (international) 1st May 2019 – Appeal for…
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FairFX with Benidorm Seriously

FairFX Travel Card Offer Apply here and receive £20 free Benidorm Seriously have teamed up with currency specialists FairFX to provide an offer on their leading travel card. If you apply for a card via the registration link below, you will receive £20 free upon activation. Get great exchange rates on the FairFX travel card…
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Benidorm Bouncers

Benidorm Bouncers Over the last few years the Door Security here in Benidorm have had a lot of bad press, both here in Spain and in the UK tabloids (which never seem to have anything good to say about Benidorm anyway) and recently several videos have gone viral causing a very public outcry for more…
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HOW TO VOTE IN SPAIN

HOW TO VOTE IN SPAIN The European elections will take place in Spain on May 26, 2019. All European citizens over 18 years of age have the right to vote. The vote can be in person (vote in Mesa), by postal mail or even from outside Spain, according to the procedure established by the Spanish electoral…
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Med Playa Hotels sold to Azora

Azora buys all five Med Playa hotels in Benidorm Breaking News – The Med Playa group has sold its five hotels located in Benidorm to Azora these hotels are – The Regente, Rio Park, Flamingo Oasis and the Agir, the sale also includes two other hotels in Torremolinos (Hotel Pex Espada)and Benalmádena (Hotel Riviera) This…
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National Police arrest 4 people in Benidorm for stealing at knife point

National Police arrest 4 people in Benidorm for stealing at knife point The National Police have arrested four people in Benidorm, three of them minors, accused of committing three robberies with violence and intimidation with a knife. Source  – read the original story in Spanish here – www.diarioinformacion.com Some information may be lost in translation. Those arrested…
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When it rains, it RAINS

When it rains, it RAINS Benidorm collects in three days 177 liters per square meter. The rains of Holy Week (Easter, Semana Santa) represent the highest precipitation record since October 2007, when 247.6 liters were collected. Article originally in Spanish and translated to English so some information may be slightly lost in translation.  Original article…
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Police Investigate the Death of a British Tourist

Police arrest and detain British Tourist on Suspected Murder. Update 12th April 2019 – Detained man has been released from Prison. A British tourist arrested over the Benidorm death of Scots stag do reveller Jim Clark has been released from prison. The unnamed 33-year-old, was told he was being probed on suspicion of homicide after…
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Be careful what you write on Social Media in Spain

Be careful what you write on Social Media in Spain BE AWARE Spain has very strict Slander and deformation of character laws (article 205 and 208 of the Spanish Criminal code), so before posting about a venue/person, think carefully or you could end up with a very large fine. 11th April 2019 – A British…
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Two detained in Benidorm for robbing a hotel with a firearm

Two detained in Benidorm for robbing a hotel with a firearm After stealing 300 euros the 2 thieves left the security guard and  receptionist locked up in an office and fled on a motorcycle.  The National Police have arrested two men as alleged perpetrators of a robbery committed in a hotel in Benidorm, the incident…
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Brexit – News and Updates

Brexit – News and Updates Brexit will affect every single one of us. News stories and updates will be posted here. Britains time in the EU is running out You can use this tool to check a passport for travel to Europe. SCHENGEN VISA CALCULATOR For visa-free visitors, duration of stay in the Schengen countries is…
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The regulation of “segways” and electric scooters receives the “yes” in Benidorm

The regulation of “segways” and electric scooters receives the “yes” in Benidorm After seven attempts Benidorm will finally have the tools to regulate the circulation of electric scooters, and segways and any other personal mobility vehicle (VMP) guaranteeing the safety of other pedestrians. Original story published in www.diarioinformacion.com and translated from Spanish to English so…
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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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