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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: 17th April – Spanish railyway company RENFE announce strike action RENFE Spanish railway company workers have announced a strike for 17 April…
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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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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) 9th April 2019, Information provided by…
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Missing Persons Post

Missing Persons Post Information on how to File a Missing Persons Report Update 6th April FOUND it has now been  confirm by the family that Nick has been FOUND by the Red Cross. 4th April  Missing Person – Nick Stringer Brzezicki My Brother in Law is missing in Benidorm! If anyone has seen him or…
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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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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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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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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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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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Seven intoxicated in a fire at dawn in a hotel in Benidorm

Seven intoxicated in a fire at dawn in a hotel in Benidorm More than 240 people were evacuated due to a fire in one of the upper floors of the Flamingo Beach Resort Hotel.  Seven people have been treated for smoke inhalation and another for lower back pain. News article courtesy of Diarioinformation.com written by P. Closed, original…
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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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The National Police detain a man attempting to rob a bar in Benidorm

The National Police detain a man attempting to rob a bar in Benidorm The events occurred during the early hours of the morning when a call was received by the National Police (091) by a private security company that warned that there someone breaking the windows of the door to access a bar , a patrol was…
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The National Police arrest two women for robbing tourists in Benidorm

The National Police arrest two women for robbing tourists in Benidorm The arrested women traveled daily from Alicante to Benidorm primarily just to steal, specifically off elderly foreigners through the “piquero” method, which consists of subtracting wallets and purses using just two fingers normally without the owners of the stolen items even being aware of what is happening.…
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Air Europa fined two million for fraudulently hiring 138 hostesses

Air Europa fined two million for fraudulently hiring 138 hostesses Air Europa signed crew members from Uruguay, Peru and the Dominican Republic without work permits. Spanish company Air Europa fined two million euros for employing non EU cabin crew that didn’t have residencias or work permits. (Non EU are not permitted to work in Schengen…
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Little Britannia, The Union Flag Saga – The True Story.

Little Britannia, The Union Flag Saga – The True Story. What a controversy this post has created. “Well what can I say Spanish local police strike again My bar little Britannia old town has had British flags outside for almost 2 years. now all of a sudden it’s not allowed.  Talk about victimisation, Double standards springs to…
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Benidorm woman, 19, ‘drugged and raped by “Wolf Pack”

Story Courtesy of The Sun Newspaper A 19-YEAR-OLD woman was reportedly drugged and gang-raped by a “Wolf Pack” gang who filmed the horror attack in a basement on New Year’s Eve. Police are now investigating whether more women may have been victim to the gang of suspected thugs who are feared to have a carried…
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Flights disrupted at Heathrow due to Drone sightings

Story courtesy of BBC News Departures at Heathrow have been stopped after a drone was sighted, the airport says. A Heathrow spokeswoman said the airport was working with police to “prevent any threat to operational safety”. She said: “As a precautionary measure, we have stopped departures while we investigate. We apologise to passengers for any…
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Three people arrested for Drug Trafficking in Benidorm

Three people arrested for Drug Trafficking in Benidorm Three people arrested, cocaine, hashish and marijuana seized as a result of operations against drug trafficking. Source – www.diarioinformacion.com, story translated from Spanish so some information may be lost in translation.  Read the original story HERE The National Police have dismantled an organisation dedicated to the trafficking of narcotic substances in Benidorm…
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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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Disruption to Roads in Benidorm

Disruption to Roads in Benidorm – due to roadworks Benidorm, a city upside down due to major roadworks. Benidorm will carry out numerous projects in the coming months that will affect many of the towns roads with plenty of traffic detours in place. Source – www.diarioinformacion.com – Please note this information has been translated from a…
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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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