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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...

Property prices rise

The value of property in Alicante province rose by 1.5 per cent in 2015. This follows a similar rise of 1.15 in 2014. The figures were...

Expat surge in referendum vote registration

THE announcement of the date for the referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union has triggered a surge in the number of...

Life certificates abolished in Spain

EXPAT British pensioners will no longer have to complete the 'dreaded' life certificate in order to prove they are not dead so they can...

Treading water

Former Valencia city mayoress Rita Barberá is in the eye of the storm on a national scale, as the noose of the ‘Operación Taula’...

No more bull

TAVERNES de la Valldigna has listened to its residents and axed bull-running from the town's local patron saint fiestas. Held over the first weekend in...

Upsetting the PP

A FEMINIST reworking of the 'Lord's Prayer' which has upset the PP party in Barcelona was read out over Easter five years ago in...

How Justin Bieber launched Costa girl’s career

A DÉNIA expat who is now an up-and-coming model owes her fame and career to teen pop pin-up Justin Bieber. Cindy Kimberly, 17, originally from...

Running low

THE Júcar river consortium (Confederación Hidrográfica del Júcar, or CHJ) has decreed the pre-alert warning for drought. Members are becoming increasingly concerned about the lack...

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Valencia hospital havoc

VALENCIA'S largest hospital is having trouble attending the demand caused by a recent spike in upper respiratory diseases, mainly flu. The emergency room of the...

No longer a laughing stock

Vandellòs route inaugurated