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Keep Benidorm clean. More than 120 kilos of rubbish removed from the sea

Keep Benidorm Clean. More than 120 kilos of rubbish removed from the sea The Mundomar Foundation, in collaboration with the Department of the Environment of Benidorm and Nisos Diving Club, has carried out its Ist cleaning of Seabed in the Rincon de Loix and surrounding area. More than 120 kilos of waste from the sea…
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News Headlines

News Headlines Click on the links to read the full stories 22nd October – Keep Benidorm clean. More than 120 kilos of rubbish removed from the sea 21st October – Concerns about large English pubs encroaching the center of Benidorm 19th October – Hotel worker arrested for stealing from guests rooms 18th October – Weather…
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Concerns about large English pubs encroaching the center of Benidorm

Concerns about large English pubs encroaching the center of Benidorm Residents and tourists fear that more and more establishments will be installed in different areas of the city. The catering sector believes that it is good for the British visitor to walk through the heart of the tourist capital but some tourists and residents fear that the…
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Weather warnings – More Heavy Rain due

Weather warnings – More Heavy Rain due Official YELLOW alerts are now in place for heavy rain from Monday Updates 20th October –  As reported by the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) for Monday starting at 8:00 pm, the yellow alert level has been decreed in these areas, which will be maintained until midnight on Tuesday , for accumulated rainfall of 20 liters per meter…
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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. Update 20th October.  The rebuilding has now started.  Thanks to Group member Paul Brind for the picture                 Update 5th October Benidorm will leave visible part of the archaeological remains of the Castell The…
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Hotel worker arrested for stealing from guests rooms

Hotel worker arrested for stealing from guests rooms Benidorm National Police have arrested a 47-year-old Spanish male accused of allegedly committing several robberies with force in the hotel (the hotel has NOT been named at this stage) where he worked as a maintenance technician. He accessed rooms taking advantage of his job and stole personal effects out of…
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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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British man arrested in Benidorm for falsely reporting his car stolen

British man arrested in Benidorm for falsely reporting his car stolen National Police in Benidorm have arrested a 19-year-old British man accused of falsifying a police report stating that two men had assaulted, beaten him and stolen his car. Upon further investigation of the story due to the fact there were several contradictions in his…
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Missing Persons Post

Missing Persons Post Information on how to File a Missing Persons Report Phil Pearce – Last seen in the early hours of Tuesday 10th September in Old Town   15th October – UPDATE Below  is my dad stood outside the police station in Benidorm so this is the exact clothes he is wearing.he might have…
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3 more investigated for selling counterfeit goods in Benidorm

3 more investigated for selling counterfeit goods in Benidorm The Guardia Civil of Alicante investigated three people, two women aged 46 and 36 years and a man of 37, all of  Chinese nationality, alleged of three crimes against industrial property for selling counterfeit clothing in retail stores in Benidorm. 617 garments valued at 14,700 euros have been…
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Easyjet flights set to become cheaper

EASYJET flights are set to become even cheaper after the low-cost airline have removed the booking fee.   Easyjet flights are now promising cheaper holidays after the airline made a key change. Budget airline Easyjjet has axed its booking administration fee. This new rule came into force on 1 October 2019. Getting rid of the fee…
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Thomas Cook holiday makers suffer the consequences

 Thomas Cook holiday makers suffer the consequences 30th September – Hotels in Spain face closure  Although thankfully is unlikely to affect Benidorm, hundreds of hotels in Spain are facing imminent closure over the collapse of British travel giant Thomas Cook, the head of the Spanish hotel federation warned. “There are 500 hotels which are going…
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Danny Tetley – Updates

Danny Tetley – Updates 27th September – 1st Court appearance Danny Tetley made his first appearance at Bradford Crown Court after being charged with a string of child sex offences.   All charges (listed below), relate to offences which allegedly took place this year. Danny listened to the court proceedings via a video link from HM…
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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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Organised street begging rises in Benidorm

Organised street begging rises in Benidorm The Municipal Group of Citizens (Cs) has alerted to a possible increase in organized begging and the existence of homeless people on the streets of Benidorm Cs spokesman, Juan Balastegui, explained that “on the Avenida Mediterraneo,  we can see the same people doing different shifts on a daily basis,…
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YES there are officially more mosquitoes in the area

YES there are officially more mosquitoes in the area Lots of people have been suffering with more mosquito bites than normal for this time of year, this is all due to the recent rains of the Gota Fria and the rise in temperatures, where the heat has accelerated the natural cycle of the insect. Information…
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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) 25th September 2019 – High court…
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Occupants of a small boat which landed in Benidorm today have been detained

Occupants of a small boat which landed in Benidorm today have been detained A small boat landed this morning at 09.47 at the Cala Ti Ximo Beach in Benidorm –  The boat contained 11 occupants, all were male and two of them are believed to be minors. They were taken to the police station with…
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Thomas Cook Ceases Trading

Thomas Cook Ceases Trading – What to do if you are on holiday or have a holiday pending Please note the following wording is from Thomas Cook: “After 178 years of pioneering travel, the backbone of the U.K. holiday industry, and a provider many jobs,Thomas Cook has confirmed that all the companies in its group…
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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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Flybe to pull out of Doncaster, Sheffield Airport from October

Flybe to pull out of Doncaster Sheffield Airport from October Airline Flybe has confirmed that it will no longer fly out of Doncaster Sheffield Airport after October this amounts to a loss of ten flights, including flights to Alicante. Flybe announced back in April that it would cut eight of its ten routes from Doncaster…
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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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New Hotel for Benidorm New Town

 New Hotel for Benidorm New Town Local News Benidorm City Council has approved the project for the Convalesa company to revive plans for a new hotel the next to/behind the Casino on Avenida Mediterraneo. The “Mediterranean Tower” has been waiting nine years to become a reality. For this, the owner of the land and the…
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