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Steam engines on track for heritage status

Steam engines that have survived since the days of the raisin trade are set to get official heritage status, guaranteeing their protection and conservation. The...

Cash for nightlife venues

A fund of €8 million in direct aid has been set up exclusively for nightlife establishments that have been forced to close due to...

Mass vaccination sites planned

The regional government will set up four special centres for ‘mass vaccination’ against Covid-19, along with other sites. Valencia president Ximo Puig noted that two...

Continuing to provide a service to residents on the coast

By Costa News managing director Lockdown started in Spain on March 14 last year. Since that date we have been living through the Covid-19 crisis with...

Coast protection plan scuppered

The Valencia government’s coast protection plan (PATIVEL) has been declared null and void by the Regional Supreme Court for being against the law. Elche mayor...

Thousands missed in Covid-19 vaccine strategy

Valencia has no protocol to offer Covid-19 vaccines to thousands of people living in the region who do not have a SIP card, doctors...

Covid jabs start for over 90s

The regional health department has started to give vaccinations against Covid-19 to the over 90s who live in their own homes and people with...

Flu virus kept at bay

Flu cases have ‘plummeted’ over the autumn and winter compared with previous years, according to the regional health department. They said the decrease was partly...

Spain backs vaccine passport concept

As the vaccine rollout gathers pace, many countries including Spain are debating the possibility of creating some kind of ‘passport’ to enable people who...

Active Covid-19 cases slashed

Strict measures brought in by the Valencia government to reduce the high number of Covid-19 infections are bearing fruit and active cases in the...

Brexit bites British food shoppers

Suppliers of British food products in Spain are in a pickle over Brexit. The problems have come as exports passing through British ports to the...

AstraZeneca vaccine rollout underway

The Valencia region started administering doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine to second line healthcare workers this week. The ‘Oxford’ jab will only be given to...

Hope as Covid cases go down

A ray of hope emerged on Wednesday in the Valencia region’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. For the first time this year the number of...

Surgical waiting lists creep up

The average wait for surgery at public hospitals in the Valencia region was 125 days in December – five days longer than the 120...

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Vaccination ramp up in the Valencia region

The health authorities were set to administer 224,000 anti-Covid jabs in the Valencia region this week. Regional president Ximo Puig said this was their best...