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Fury as MPs are put on ice

BRITISH expats on the Costas are joining millions in the UK over the announcement this week that Parliament will be suspended. A petition calling for...

Fartón face-stuffing contest breaks records

In a perfect antidote to pesky health warnings about obesity and Type II diabetes, Xàtiva's annual Fira d'Agost, or August Fair, holds a competition...

Phone shop burglars ‘travelled 1,000 kilometres a night’

FIFTY-SECOND thieves who crashed cars into shop fronts to gain entry and travelled over 1,000 kilometres a night have been arrested after a mass...

New term, new school for some…portakabins for others

CHILDREN and teenagers across the province of Valencia started back at school on Monday after the long summer holiday – although for most, the...

Turtles emerge

A TOTAL of 113 eggs were found by swimmers in Castellón’s Serradal beach back in July. Of these, 32 were taken to be cared...

Sueca fights for 24-hour pharmacies in town in summer

SUECA council has called for out-of-hours pharmacies to continue trading in the main hub of town in summer, rather than just in the beach...

Storms rip grounded ferry apart

BALEÀRIA and Dutch marine firm Ardentia are breaking up the grounded ferry in Dénia port and removing it piece by piece after it wreckage...

Court gives go-ahead for Tavernes beach flood prevention

FLOODED streets on Tavernes beach can at last be prevented now the council has won its case against the landowners. Plots on the seafront road...

Oliva sponsored walk-or-run for cancer research

A FUN-RUN – or 'fun-walk' – which has already raised over €309,000 for cancer research will be under starter's orders in Oliva next Sunday...

Three arrested, two in hiding over Llíria death

THREE of the five people who ran over and killed the watchman of a marihuana plantation back in August have been arrested. The incident took...

Crime rises in Villarreal

FIGURES show that crime has increased in Villarreal by 23% since last year. Data pertaining to the first half of the year was released earlier...

Costa faces huge clean up

LOSSES caused by the flooding disaster which has hit the south Valencia region will run to more than €1.5 billion, according to regional president...

Lazy fraud costs Valencia public transport dearly

VALENCIA’S public transport department succumbed to a very lazy fraud attempt, sending over €4 million to China. It all started with an email sent to...

Campaign to end ‘systematic fraud’ in insurance

THE British and Spanish governments are being urged to take action against an alleged travel insurance scam run by a group of unscrupulous companies. The...

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Becoming an LGTB destination

VALENCIA’S governing team is expected to approve in coming weeks the celebration of the first 'Gay Beach Festival' next year. The idea came from local...

Open-air gym mania