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Green jobs boost predicted

The Valencia government’s drive to convert the region to solar energy will create 3,000 jobs, according to councillor for the ecological transition, Mireia Mollà. According...

Reinforcing the flood gates

Work to install an automatic safety gate at the mouth of La Comuna irrigation channel into the River Segura in Rojales is underway. Mayor Antonio...

State of emergency declared

The national government has approved another state of emergency, which came into effect on Sunday evening and will initially run for 15 days. They will...

Helicopter pilots spot Oliva rooftop hash farm

A Guardia Civil helicopter found a giant rooftop hash plantation in Oliva old town during a routine sky-scan and arrested the tenant.

Bid to bring down the government falls flat

Although far-right party Vox already knew they did not have enough support in the parliament to pass their motion of no confidence against the...

Anglo-Spanish gang busted by Guardia Civil

A gang ‘dedicated principally to gun running and drug smuggling’ has been taken down in Murcia region, according to the Guardia Civil. A total of...

Oliva cuts next year’s IBI bill in response to Covid crisis

Homeowners in Oliva will get a small reduction on their IBI bill in 2021 in response to the Covid-related economic downturn.

Curfew ‘from the beginning of next week’

Regional president Ximo Puig has asked the departments for the judiciary and health to ‘define the legal framework’ which will allow them to introduce...

Jane Goodall mural unveiled at Valencia’s BioParc

British chimp expert Jane Goodall has been immortalised in a mural at Valencia's open-air safari park.

Time (honourable) gentlemen please

THE SHUTTERS have come down on bars across the House of Commons as elected Members of Parliament are forced to undergo a ban on...

Night-time curfew planned for Valencia region

Trade unions reported today that regional president Ximo Puig is set to ask the national government for a curfew which will see people ordered...

Protecting pets

The Valencia government has passed draft legislation for the protection, welfare and keeping of pet animals. Aimed at eradicating abandonment of pets and cruelty, the...

Call for flood control channel

A second watercourse must be built in Pilar de la Horadada to prevent severe flooding from causing chaos again, according to mayor José María...

Gourmet gambling den discovered

The owner of a gourmet foods shop in Alicante has been arrested after a secret gambling den was discovered there by police. By day, the...

Red Cross to distribute food aid

The Red Cross is planning to distribute over 1,000 tonnes of food to disadvantaged people and families in Alicante province over the coming months. The...

Discount holidays for residents

In a bid to boost the tourism sector, a discount scheme for residents to take holidays within the Valencia region has been launched by...

Investment in taxiways at Alicante airport

More than €2.1 million is being spent on improving taxiways at Alicante-Elche airport. The investment in these connecting runways between aprons, hangars, terminals and other...

Revealing ancient Roman remains

New audio-visual material has been installed to bring the ancient Roman site of Portus Ilicitanus in Santa Pola to life for visitors, announced the...

Police put the brakes on cycle thieves

Two men and a woman accused of raiding isolated homes, farms and urban construction sites in the northern Costa Blanca – to steal pushbikes...

Access to urbanisations restricted ‘for months’

Access to San Fulgencio’s urbanisations via the CV-860 Elche road was cut off on Tuesday for construction of a new roundabout, which is likely...

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Contract out on caterpillars

A new contract to provide Orihuela’s service to prevent and control processionary caterpillars has been awarded by the town hall. Councillor Dámaso Aparicio said processionary...

Ivory traders taken to task

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