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Holiday voucher to boost tourism market

In an attempt to give the regional tourism sector a lifeline, the Valencian government will be issuing a 'holiday voucher' for all those registered...

Covid bonus for hospital staff in Valencia region

Valencia regional president Ximo Puig annunced on Monday that all public healthcare staff belonging to AVS (Agencia Valenciana de Salud) will recieve an extra...

Bank branch closures hit the elderly hardest

Hundreds of thousands of residents are being forced into online banking as 46% of branch offices have shut down in Spain since 2008 –...

Plan to ‘turn catastrophe into an opportunity’

The Plan Vega Renhace to regenerate the Vega Baja area in the wake of last year’s flooding disaster will be allocated €100 million in...

Repression execution victims’ bodies were moved

Archaeologists have discovered that the bodies of victims of Franco’s purges at the end of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) which were buried in...

Bumper flu vaccination campaign announced

The Valencia government is starting its annual flu vaccination programme a month earlier than last year. Jabs will be available at health centres for people...

Moixent olive oil enters world’s top 100

It turns out there is indeed life outside coronavirus – a cooperative in Moixent (La Costera) has just found out its extra-virgin olive oil...

Rising figures cause concern

The Valencia region has reported the worst week so far of the second wave of the new coronavirus pandemic.

La Safor beach towns join forces over erosion emergency

Wrecked beaches in La Safor, left unrepaired after January's Storm Gloria or suffering the effets of erosion, or both, have led to seven local...

Coast residents living on the edge

Residents in Orihuela Costa fear their homes could collapse into a nearby ravine. Torrential rain last year washed away the sides of a gully which...

Pupils back to school after six months at home

Pupils returned to the classrooms all over the Valencia and Murcia regions this week. Youngsters have been studying from home since the Covid-19 pandemic hit...

No quick fix to voting exclusion

The UK government has no immediate plans to end the notorious 15-year rule which bars many Britons abroad from voting in general elections. Costa Blanca...

Health officials face court investigation

Two high-ranking public health officials in the Valencia region are being investigated for allegedly failing to protect doctors and nurses from Covid-19 during the...

Boost for Covid-19 call centre

The regional health service is taking on more staff for its Covid-19 call centre to coincide with the return to school this week. Residents are...

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Helicopter pilots spot Oliva rooftop hash farm

A Guardia Civil helicopter found a giant rooftop hash plantation in Oliva old town during a routine sky-scan and arrested the tenant.