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European super cartel taken down in six countries

Coordinated raids have been carried out across Europe and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), targeting both the command-and-control centre and the logistical drugs trafficking...

Tourism tax gets the go-ahead

The so-called ‘tourism tax’ (tasa turística) has been passed by the regional parliament in Valencia and is due to come into force in a...

Bank watchdog to be set up

The government is creating an authority to defend the interests of clients of financial institutions. Minister for the economy, Nadia Calviño said it will have...

How to vote in the local elections

SOME town halls have been holding meetings to explain to UK residents how to go about registering if they want to vote or stand...

Exports on the up

Exports from the Valencia region brought in €29.5 billion for the first nine months of 2022, and increase of 25% on the same period...

Record number of people in work in the Valencia region

Labour reform is having a positive effect in Valencia, with the largest number of people ever in work in the region, according to president...

Neither an officer nor a gentleman

A known fraudster, who was already wanted to serve a prison sentence by a court in Benidorm, has now been arrested for swindling money...

Waiting times go down

Waiting times for surgery in the Valencia region are continuing to fall. Figures released by the regional health department for October show the average is...

Cutting-edge robotic surgery arrives

Robotic-assisted surgery systems are being acquired for another five hospitals in the Valencia region, including Elche general and four in Valencia province. The Da Vinci...

Extra medical centre request

Ways in which Orihuela town hall and the regional health service in the Torrevieja hospital catchment area can collaborate to improve healthcare provision in...

‘Largest suppliers of hashish ever known’ taken down

The security forces have ‘totally dismantled’ a criminal organisation pinpointed as being the biggest ever smugglers of hashish into Spain, who also shipped large...

Anti-flooding work starts at Jávea river

‘Invasive’ canes and other impediments which could cause blockages during torrential rain are being removed from the River Gorgos. A Jávea town hall spokesman noted...

Under-pressure bin service to be bolstered

A total of 34 new positions to work for the rubbish collection and street cleaning service in Orihuela were due to be made available...

Septic tank owners told to get connected

Homeowners still using septic tanks have been given another 'reminder' by Denia council to get themselves hooked up to the mains in order to...

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Benidorm locks-up again

To avoid residents from other regions breaking the lockdown and trying to reach holiday apartments in Benidorm this May 1 holiday weekend, local authorities...

Deep snow in Alicante province

With the north of Alicante province still on red alert for snow today (Monday), around half a metre has fallen in Banyeres de Mariola...

Brexit passport rule changes

BRITISH people travelling within the European Union should be aware passport validity rules will change after December 31 because of Brexit. During the current transition...