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Missing Persons Post – Nixon James Smith

Missing Persons Post – Nixon James Smith The British national was last known to be at Madrid Airport on November 19 at 10.32pm after arriving from Malaga. Family desperate to find missing son who failed to get on Birmingham Airport flight.  Nixon James Smith from Worcestershire has not been seen for 22 days. Article source and…
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Benidorm News Stories and up and coming Events

  Benidorm News Stories and up and coming Events Here you will find links to up to new up to the minute stories so pop back often for up to the minute news. Headlines: 11th December – Hidraqua will invest 6 million to modernise the treatment plant in Benidorm,  The company wants to improve the environmental environment…
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Voting in Spain – Changes due to Brexit

Voting in Spain British citizens living abroad who meet certain eligibility criteria can vote in some UK elections. To do so, you’ll first need to register as an overseas voter. UK nationals cannot vote in general or regional elections in Spain. In order to vote in local elections in Spain, you must be registered on the municipal register where you…
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Three Beach Sellers arrested for selling Mojitos containing faecal remains

Three arrested for selling mojitos with faecal remains on the beaches of Barcelona News reported in Elmundo Newspaper  so translated from Spanish The Guardia Civil and the Local Police detained on Tuesday three people accused of illegally selling mojitos to tourists on the beaches of Barcelona. The sale itself, although illegal, is the least important part. The reason…
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Poniente Beach walkways to be restored.

Poniente Beach walkways to be restored. Benidorm will restore 3,700 meters of wooden walkways on the famous Paseo de Poniente  (Poniente promenade).  The City Council invests 48,000 euros to replace 220 meters of deteriorated slats. Source – www.diarioinformacion.com  Translated from Spanish News article, so some information may be lost in translation. Only nine years after the first line…
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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. BREXIT ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW Britains time in the EU is running out 10th December – Anger as Theresa May refuses to set new date for Commons vote on her Brexit deal, ahead…
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Wolves supporter flew to Newcastle game via BENIDORM… because it was cheaper than getting the train

Story source: talksport.com Loyal fan was hailed a ‘hero’ on social media after he enjoyed a night out in Spain on his way to the match against Newcastle. A Wolves fan wasn’t too happy about the sky-high cost of a train fare to Newcastle on Sunday – so found an ingenious alternative. Steve Horton was hailed…
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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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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) 5th December ONGOING COURT PROCEEDINGS As…
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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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11 immigrants found on a boat in Benidorm

Story provided by Diario Information. A boat has been located this morning in a cove of Benidorm and eleven of its occupants have been intercepted by agents of the Local Police and the National Police . The Red Cross has mobilised a team to provide health care, food and clothing to the 11 immigrants who are in good health. All are Algerian and Moroccan males…
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Five arrested in Alicante and Elche for distributing fake two euro coins

Five arrested in Alicante and Elche for distributing fake coins of two euros Learn how to tell the difference between real and fake euro notes/coins and what to do if you receive any HERE Story source – www.diarioinformacion.com.  This article is translated from Spanish so some information may be slightly lost in translation. The National Police…
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The future excavation and musealisation of the Castell de Benidorm

The future excavation and musealisation of the Castell de Benidorm, one step closer Source – www.diarioinformacion.com, translated from a Spanish news article so some information may be lost in translation. The excavation and musealisation (putting or keeping something in a museum) of the Castell de Benidorm is one step closer to being a reality. The Department of Historical Heritage…
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Three months given to work out the demolition of Gemelos 28

Three months given to work out the demolition of Gemelos 28 Original article by  Diario Informacion so some information may be lost in translation The Spanish supreme court have now given the Valencian government just three months to say how and when they are going to pay the 100 million euros (this figure includes compensation to…
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ARRESTED – THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SHOOTING INCIDENT THAT OCCURRED ON JULY 14th 2018

ARRESTED THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SHOOTING INCIDENT THAT  OCCURRED ON JULY 14TH ON THE AVENIDA MALLORCA The National Police  have detained the main person in charge of a criminal organization dedicated to extortion and account adjustments, the detainee was allegedly involved in a shooting in Benidorm in which three people were injured by bullets The…
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Four arrested for defrauding 53,000 euros from customers in a Benidorm Strip Club

Four arrested for defrauding 53,000 euros from customers in a Benidorm Strip Club Source – www.diarioinformacion.com.  Story translated from Spanish so some information may be lost in translation The National Police have arrested four people accused of defrauding more than 53,000 euros from customers, over twenty customers are thought to have been defrauded by the strip club…
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Thomas Cook issue profit warning – second in two months

Article provided and written by BBC News Thomas Cook has warned that its annual profits are set to be about £30m lower than expected, its second profit warning in two months. Earnings at its tour operator unit were £88m lower in the year to September, as people delayed booking holidays because of the prolonged heatwave…
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Danny Tetley – Live Show Performances and Updates

Danny Tetley – X FACTOR Live Show Performances Well sadly it looks as though Danny´s journey on the X Factor has come to an end, but he has done everyone proud and  he will have an amazing singing career ahead of him.  It was a massive achievement to get to the Semi Finals.  Well done…
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Local Police arrest Benidorm store owner for drug trafficking

Local Police arrest Benidorm store owner for drug trafficking Story translated from Spanish Newspaper www.diarioinformacion.com so some information may be slightly lost in translation. The Local Police and the drug detection dog unit searched three establishments on Calle Gerona and in one of them found a drum with a double bottom in which narcotic substances where found.…
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British woman arrested for selling Laughing Gas during Fancy Dress Day

British woman arrested for selling Laughing Gas during Fancy Dress Day The Fancy Dress Party of Benidorm ended on Thursday with a detention when  the Local Police of Benidorm arrested a 28-year-old woman, of British nationality, after catching her selling nitrous oxide capsules , known as “Laughing gas”. The events took place at 6:00 pm on Calle Gerona, in the middle of…
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Foreigners buying up property in Spain like never before

Foreigners buying up property in Spain like never before British citizens made the largest number of purchases in the first half of 2018, followed by the French and Germans. News article by Jose Luis Aranda, source El Pais Foreigners are buying homes in Spain in record numbers, outpacing the years of the real estate bubble. In the…
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30 people evacuated from Benidorm Skyscraper

A fire on the 14th floor of a skyscraper in Benidorm has forced the evacuation of some 30 people from the building yesterday afternoon. Nobody was injured. Sources from the Provincial Fire Brigade explained that the fire started at 4.20 pm on a floor of the Villena building, located on Portugal Avenue in an Apartment where the occupants where currently out.   Apparently, the flames…
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Britons die after taking Spanish painkiller Nolotil

Britons die after taking Spanish painkiller Nolotil Update 13th November – Over 200 People who have been affected by the side effects of the painkiller Nolitil start a group action legal claim against the manufacturers and distributors.  The claim is for 500 MILLION euros. The Main Story At least 10 Britons have died after taking one…
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Reinforcement of security in leisure areas of Benidorm generates five detainees

The reinforcement of security in leisure areas of Benidorm generates five detainees The operation coordinated by National Police and Local Police ends with a hundred identifications – 40 Benidorm national and municipal police undertake a joint stop and question “in street” operation.  100 people were spoken to, 5 detained. one for theft, one for fraud, one…
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