Tagged: Spain

Cloning Credit Card Fraudsters Arrested

Two men, both aged 30, have been arrested by the Guardia Civil for using cloned credit and bank cards to buy goods and services on the Internet, including holidays and luxury hotels in Spain and France. The men live in Torrevieja and Aigües de Busot, with the Guardia saying that the alleged fraudsters swindled at

Dangerous Criminals Hiding Out in Spain

A 25-year-old British man facing three life sentences for crimes of robberies with violence and intimidation is believed to be hiding out in Spain, according to the National Police.  Gareth Bryan Edwards, 25, from Aylesbury, is wanted by the British authorities under a European arrest warrant, and has been included on a list of Spain’s

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Earthquake West of Elche

A magnitude 3 earthquake was felt near Elche on Wednesday night. The tremor shook at 16:28 with the epicentre was in the town of Hondón De Los Frailes, just to the west of Crevillente, and was felt up to 11 kilometres away. A number of other small tremors have been felt across Spain.

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Earthquake West of Elche

A magnitude 3 earthquake was felt near Elche on Wednesday night. The tremor shook at 16:28 with the epicentre was in the town of Hondón De Los Frailes, just to the west of Crevillente, and was felt up to 11 kilometres away. A number of other small tremors have been felt across Spain.

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Earthquake West of Elche

A magnitude 3 earthquake was felt near Elche on Wednesday night. The tremor shook at 16:28 with the epicentre was in the town of Hondón De Los Frailes, just to the west of Crevillente, and was felt up to 11 kilometres away. A number of other small tremors have been felt across Spain.

Pirate Taxis, Speeding Drivers and UK Criminal All Nabbed in Alicante-Elche Airport Area

A pirate taxi,  a UK citizen wanted on charges back home, and speeding motorists have all been collared around Alicante-Elche airport in just one day, as the Elche local police ramped up their operations against law-breakers in a special set of checks.  The latest sweep by Elche officers flushed out a pirate cab, with licensed

No Tax Rise in Spain Next Year

Taxes will not rise next year in Spain, despite the European Union calling for further fiscal pressure to reduce the country’s debt in order to meet its annual target. Secretary of State for the Treasury, José Enrique Fernández de Moya, insists Spain will be able to bring about a ‘fiscal consolidation’ to satisfy the EU

Torrevieja Council Accused of Not Providing Brits with Brexit Info

A call has been made on Torrevieja council to better protect the interests of the British community in the city in the light of last summer’s Brexit vote. A motion has been presented by the main opposition Partido Popular calling for the authority to work harder to keep the approximately seven thousand British citizens in

Torrevieja Lacking in Social Services Investment

Torrevieja has some of the lowest investments in social services in the whole of Spain, according to a report published by the Association of Managers looking at 350 towns with populations of over 20,000.  Investment comes at 36 euro per head whilst the national average is at 50 euro, with the Valencian region and the

Forget The Rumours

British people living in Spain have been told not to listen to Internet rumours and misinformation in the aftermath of this year’s Brexit vote. Alicante’s British Consul, Sarah-Jane Morris, on a visit to the Northern Costa Blanca, also encouraged British nationals to register on the local council padrons.  Morris hosted special meetings for the British

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