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Taxing time

FIGURES released this week by the tax office (Agencia Tributaria) show that it will be handing back €10,858 million to taxpayers who filed their...

Easter bonanza

IT WAS a record-breaking Easter weekend on the Costa Blanca as temperatures leaped into the high 20s and hotels reported 100%occupancy rates. Over the four-day...

Terror alert hoax blasted

RUMOURS of an imminent terrorist attack in Spain, which had been spread through the WhatsApp messaging service, have been rubbished by interior minister Jorge...

Costa cries for Brussels

Costa councils and other official organisations have called a minutes silence at noon today to show their condolences to the victims of yesterday's (Tuesday)...

13 students die in bus accident

Thirteen Erasmus university students of six different nationalities died in a bus accident in Freginols (Tarragona) yesterday (Sunday). The bus was returning to Barcelona from...

New hope for expat voters

FORMAL legal proceedings were launched in the High Court in London on Wednesday against the UK Government over its decision to exclude up to...

British fabulous four for Morocco challenge

BRITISH ladies hungry for adventure will hit the raw, red mountains of northern Africa in a giant rust-bucket, battling the elements to help remote...

‘Falleras’ call for bullfight ban

ACTIVISTS with traditional 'Fallera' hair styles (including the fiesta 'peineta') protested against bullfighting in front of Valencia city hall on Sunday. The protest took place...

Seagulls threaten big birds

A MUNICH-bound Norwegian aircraft that had just taken off from Alicante-Elche airport yesterday (Thursday) was forced to make an emergency landing due to damage...

Frozen to death

TWO mountain ramblers died while out walking in the Tinença de Benifassà area in Castellón at the weekend. The two women, aged 40 and 53,...

Drugs lab uncovered

THE largest drugs laboratory uncovered in Spain for many years was stormed by security forces in Serra (Valencia) this week. Guardia Civil officers discovered the...

Animal show ban

CULLERA (Valencia) has become the latest town to ban circuses and fairs that include shows with live animals. The municipal executive, led by PSPV and...

Freeze hurts crops

LAST week's sudden freezing temperatures have inflicted losses of up to 80% on crops in La Ribera district (Valencia province). Summer seasonal fruit, and mainly...

Footing the bill

A REGION-WIDE corruption scandal involving inflated estimates for public works with the difference shared out in backhanders has affected schools built in Gandia, according...

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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