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European Police Investigation Leads to Five Arrests for Cyber-Hacking Crimes

The National Police have linked up with their UK colleagues to arrest five men on cyber-hacking charges, with three people detained in Spain in swoops in Barcelona and the Canary Islands. The group were developing and selling sophisticated software to provide ‘invisibility’ to all types of malicious computer malware which had the potential to affect countless computers around the

International Cofradia to Push Easter Float on Wheels Due to Lack of Members to Carry It

This week’s Semana Santa parades in Torrevieja, including the Good Friday procession, involving the British-led International Cofradia, will have to resort to using wheels to carry the Paso of Jesus in the Garden of Olives through the city streets as the Cofradia do not have enough members. Despite appeals earlier this year, the Cofradia was only able to

Spanish King to Visit the UK

Spanish State Visit will celebrate close ties between our two countries and our two peoples, says British Ambassador Simon Manley The British Ambassador to Spain, Simon Manley, has welcomed the announcement of a State Visit to the United Kingdom from the 6th to the 8th of June 2017. “In this Sapphire Jubilee celebration year for Her

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The Brits are Still Coming – On Mass

Falling exchange rates and Brexit fears do not seem to be bothering UK tourists coming to the Costa Blanca, according to latest figures from the National Statistics Institute. On the back of a record 2016 for foreign tourism, the January returns show a massive 32 percent hike in the number of British visitors coming to

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Spanish Prime Minister Warns Brexit Could Harm Spain’s Recovering Economy

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy warned this week that Britain’s exit from the EU posed a severe threat to Spain’s recovering economy, and made a plea for cohesion in Europe. “Brexit is a serious threat,” Rajoy told a Madrid conference organised by the right-of-centre ABC newspaper. “Without wanting to go into other considerations, I will only

Another Massive Haul of Firearms Seized and Arrests Made

The Guardia Civil announced yesterday that they have arrested 46 people and recovered around 250 firearms as part of an operation which has seen a total of 246 arrests and 664 illegal firearms seized all over Europe, with UK police involved along with forces in nine countries.  The Europol-coordinated operation saw arrests carried out in 46

Another Record for Alicante-Elche Airport

Alicante-Elche airport has, as expected, recorded a record-breaking year for 2016, with the largest number of passengers using the facility since it opened in 1967. 12,344,945 people used the airport last year, some 16.7 percent more than in 2015, which in itself was a record. UK travellers led the list of international passengers in 2016,

Derby Couple Receive Free Flights for a Year on Breaking 12 Million Passenger Barrier

A couple from Derby have broken the 12 million passenger barrier at Alicante-Elche airport for 2016, when they touched down last Friday, after arriving on a Jet2 flight from the East Midlands. Terence and Lesley Kilmartin were travelling to the Costa Blanca on a winter break and were surprised to hear that they had become

Fourth Brit Arrested in Spain on Charges of Sex Abuse

A British man from Bradford in West Yorkshire, who is wanted on sex abuse charges in the UK, was arrested last week by the National Police in Benidorm. It’s the fourth such strike by authorities in Alicante Province in recent weeks against UK nationals accused of sex crimes who have been trying to hide under

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

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