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Bid to create a healthcare ‘Dad’s Army’

The Valencia regional government has put out an emergency call to all retired healthcare employees ‘who are interested in helping with support tasks in...

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...

Valencia presents Covid vaccine plan

Valencia president Ximo Puig announced on Wednesday that 200,000 people in the region could be vaccinated against Covid-19 during the first three months of...

New Covid-19 measures begin in Murcia region today – and in...

A package of new measures to lower the Covid-19 contagion rate in Spain agreed to by all regional governmenets under the ministry of health...

One-off ‘thank you’ payment for frontline heroes

Public sector employees working in the frontline during the coronavirus healthcare crisis in the Valencia region are to receive a one-off payment. Regional president Ximo...

Tourism trade demands ‘respect’ in Benidorm

Sunday morning saw somewhere in the region of 1,000 people turn out for the peaceful “Respect for all in the tourism sector” march in...

Spain officially ends lockdown

Spain's state of emergency, which included one of the most strict lockdown in Europe, has officially ended. Since midnight, Spain is now in the so-called...

Ryanair offers flights to Alicante from July 1

Ryanair announced today (Tuesday) it would start commercial flights to Spain and other destinations from July 1 ‘subject to government restrictions on intra-EU flights...

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...

Call for action over electricity costs

The government cannot ignore the ‘brutal’ tariff rises in the electricity market during the cold snap and must apply regulations to stop speculation, according...

Puig asks for Costa Blanca to be excluded from UK quarantine...

Valencia regional president Ximo Puig has requested the UK continues to allow tourists to visit the region, and more specifically the Costa Blanca in...

Snow covers the Alicante interior

Following several days of low temperatures, precipitation associated with Storm Filomena hit south-eastern Spain bringing heavy falls of snow for inland areas. The north and...

Extra aid for businesses

Funding to reactivate the sectors most affected by Covid-19 has been increased to €340 million by the regional government. Dubbed the Plan Resiste, the aid...

Free room for self-isolating tourists

FREE hotel accommodation will be provided for any tourists who have to self-isolate in the Valencia region due to Covid-19. Regional secretary for tourism Francesc...

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Bid to prevent Easter collapse

The Valencia government is working to ensure that mobility is reduced ‘as much as possible’ over the Easter holidays when traditionally millions of car...

Iberdrola goes green