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Strike does not affect flights

No flights were cancelled in the Valencia region due to the air traffic controllers’ strike which started this week. The first of the 24-hour stoppages...

Row blows up over ‘inflated’ supermarket prices

The Valencia government has called for ‘dialogue’ after minister for social rights, Ione Belarra insisted that the coalition national government that she forms part...

Snow on the hills

The cold snap is set to continue into next week, according the forecast from state weather agency AEMET. Both the coast and inland areas of...

Health centres’ A&E care bolstered

The health centres – La Loma in Torrevieja and Pilar de la Horadada – have been assigned more doctors and nurses to improve the...

Costa residents’ ultimatum

Residents of Orihuela Costa have published a programme of the bare minimum they expect from whatever council is formed following the municipal elections in...

Food price hikes laid bare by Facua

The price of four out of every 10 food items surveyed by consumers’ association Facua has risen by more than 30% over the last...

Pay rise for lowest earners

The minimum wage (SMI) in Spain has been raised again, this time to €1,260 per month, a monthly increase of €93.30 (8%), making an...

Cash incentive for retiring doctors

PM Pedro Sánchez has announced a ‘sweetener’ for retiring doctors, which is designed to reduce the shortage of medics in the public health service. Doctors...

‘Putting the brakes’ on the effects of climate change

The Valencia government is working on innovative initiatives to combat climate change in forested areas and agricultural zones. One of the main projects, which is...

Warning over VAT reduction

DEPUTY prime minister Nadia Calviño has told food producers, distributors and sellers that the reduction in VAT on staple products which comes into effect...

Private option to clear waiting lists

A measure to allow patients to choose to be operated on immediately in private hospitals has been approved by the Valencia government. A spokesman for...

New health service personnel on the way

Procedures to select 11,800 new employees for the Valencia region health service start on Sunday, January 22. The initiative is designed to ‘reduce temporary employment’...

Tranquility for the New Year

The weather is set fair on the Costa Blanca – a high pressure system is due to continue providing warm, calm days, according to...

New rooms for hospital patients

Torrevieja hospital has 20 new individual rooms for patients and has undergone repairs and painting work in rooms and corridors at a total cost...

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