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Tiki Beach Closure

Tiki Beach Closure THE END OF AN ERA 18th February 2019 – Tiki beach has today CLOSED its doors after years of battling court orders etc. The bar is being completely emptied ripped apart. Updates – 17th January – The Saga Continues. The Tiki Group, owners of Tiki Beach have reopened the judicial battle to avoid…
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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 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: 16th February – Flybmi goes into administration – all flights cancelled announced by Sky News Help from EasyJet Regional airline Flybmi has…
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Missing Persons Post

Missing Persons Post Information on how to File a Missing Persons Report 13th February Missing Person – Rachael McMullen Last seen in hippodrome last night…..not contacted anybody today X her mother is worried sick…..can we get this shared as much as possible to put her mums mind at rest……just a phonecall from her will do…
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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) 31st January 2019 – Update from…
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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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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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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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Gatwick Airport: Drone sightings cause delays

Gatwick Airport: Drone sightings cause delays UPDATE 24th December – And the plot thickens…… there may never have been any drones at Gatwick  and the whole incident could have been down to “poor communications”, according to police. Ministers were briefed on the latest situation at the airport in a conference call on Christmas Eve amid…
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Crime and Financial problems for Playmon Park Apartments Block F

Crime and Financial problems for Playmon Park Apartments Block F Debts of 800,000 euros and a lengthy legal process that will leave the residents of the building in an economic loophole with no way out, residents also ask for more measures to tackle crime and squatters. Original source www.diarioinformacion.com  – This story has been translated from Spanish…
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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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New rules and guidelines for Property Rentals

New rules and guidelines for Property Rentals The Government extends the rental contracts and limits the bonds but does not limit the prices. Article Written & Published By: elpais.com  Translated from Spanish to English so some detail may be lost in Translation. information also proved by www.elconfidencial.com The Government green light this Friday (14th December 2018) in the…
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Benidorm Hoteliers declare war on wasteful tourists

Benidorm Hoteliers declare war on wasteful tourists Energy-conscious hoteliers in Benidorm have declared war on wasteful tourists who are using three clean towels each day and leaving the air conditioning on – when they’re not in their rooms. Source – www.diarioinformacion.com – Article translated from Spanish News, so some information may have been lost in translation.…
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Police raid venues to cut down on Illegal La Liga Football Matches

Police raid venues to cut down on Illegal TV, particularly the pirating of La Liga Football Matches. Nearly 300 establishments, mostly bars, but also betting shops, were inspected earlier this week, (Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th Dec) throughout the Valencian Region in a operation against the “piracy of the television signals” particularly football broadcasts of La Liga Española,…
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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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