Tagged: Spain

Heredades Residents Surprised at Home by 150 Centimetre-Long Snake

Heredades Residents Surprised at Home by 150 Centimetre-Long Snake

Residents of a Heredades home got a surprise visitor recently when they discovered a one and half metre-long horseshoe whip snake in their property on Calle Nido.   Rojales local police were called in to remove the snake, which is native to Spain, Portugal, andNorth Africa, and had it taken to an animal sanctuary in

Bulgarian People-Trafficking Gang Operating from Orihuela Arrested by National Police

Bulgarian People-Trafficking Gang Operating from Orihuela Arrested by National Police

A five-strong Bulgarian family who enticed fellow Bulgarians to come over to Spain for a new life, and then forced them to beg on the streets, has been arrested by the National Police. Two children and an adult were freed by the authorities, who discovered that they were coerced into asking for money in Orihuela,

Keep your Number Plate Clear

The number plate on a vehicle serves as a unique visible indicator that allows for the identification of certain elements such as the vehicle´s owner, to those with access to the necessary database. For everyone else, it still serves to Read More …

Tourist Toppers

Spain has smashed the record for visits from foreign tourists last year, with a total of 71 and a half million visitors, and that’s before figures for December are factored in early next month! In November alone, four point one million foreign visitors arrived in Spain, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INE). Up

Nine Immigrants Rescued and Brought to Torrevieja

Nine Immigrants Rescued and Brought to Torrevieja

A maritime coastguard boat has rescued nine people from a boat off the coast of the Alicante province on Saturday morning, transferring them to Torrevieja to be dealt with. Those rescued are said to have originated in Ghana and were heading to Spain to start a new life. The Salvamento Maritimo crew delivered the rescued

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 Alicante and shouted that to her that he wanted to talk as he was escorted away by police and spent the night in an Alicante […]

Questions About Driving Licence Fines Answered

Questions About Driving Licence Fines Answered

We have received a number of questions regarding an article posted by the CAB (Citizen´s Advice Bureau) in Spain which states “Drivers with Valid UK Driving Licences Fined Illegally”. In view of the number of questions received, we have visited Read More …

New record low in road fatalities

According to figures released by the Minister of the Interior, Jorge Fernández Díaz, and the Director General of Traffic, María Seguí last week, in the year just ended there have been 1,126 deaths from traffic accidents on urban roads in Read More …

New Vice Consul For Alicante Appointed

The British Embassy announced that Sara Munsterhjelm has been appointed as Vice Consul for the British Consulate in Alicante. Sara has worked at the Alicante Consulate for more than six years, assisting vulnerable British nationals, and previously worked in the Department of Health Read More …