Tag: Alicante

Any Old Iron?

Three people involved in an Alicante scrap metal dealership have gone on trial, after being accused of receiving stolen goods. The National Police arrested the trio back in 2013, though the actual thieves have not been brought to justice in a case which is part of crackdown on dealers trying to peddle items that they know have been

Yankee Bomb

A boat off the coast of Santa Pola recently came across an anti-submarine missile as it was doing some seabed cleaning. The Guardia Civil’s bomb squad was drafted in from Alicante, but fortunately the American-made device, which would have been dropped by an aircraft, was not active.

Grandma’s Big Victory

An Orihuela grandmum has won her custody battle over her four-year-old granddaughter, who was left orphaned after her father murdered her mother two years ago. Maruja Cuenca, 63, had been caring for Mari Carmen since the tot’s mother, Maruja’s daughter, was killed by her violent husband, who is now in jail – but the social

Neighbourly Dispute

A 38-year old man who locked up a neighbour in an Alicante apartment block and then set fire to it, has been arrested by the National Police. The incident happened on September 15th when firefighters were called to fire and discovered a man had been locked up in a room, who they rescued before the

British Thanks

Sarah-Jane Morris, the British Consul for Alicante, has visited the Northern Costa Blanca to pass on her thanks to local emergency services who helped many British residents during the recent fires around Jávea. Many British nationals were among the 1,400 people evacuated during the forest fires, 300 of whom were accommodated in a local school

Trafico At Last

After six years of delays and a series of disputes, Trafico’s new office is set to open in Elche this November. The building should have started dealing with motorists back in 2010 but legal wrangles led the massive hold up. The former warehouse on Calle Fuensalida is now being cleaned with equipment and furniture being put

Brit Rescued

A 69-year-old British man was rescued last week after spending several days on the floor of his Alicante area apartment after falling in his kitchen. The man, who lives in El Campello, had no access to food or water, with the Guardia Civil being called by a concerned neighbour who had not seen him for a

British MP Arrested In Alicante

Simon Danczuk MP has been arrested in Spain following an alleged incident involving his estranged wife. He reportedly threw Ms Danczuk’s phone in the swimming pool at their apartment in the Alicante town of Algorfa, and shouted that to her that he wanted to talk as he was escorted away by police and spent the night in […]

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