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Xàtiva man who raped and killed woman, 75, in the dock

A rapist and murderer from Xàtiva will escape life imprisonment because he is 'moderately retarded', according to the prosecution.

Coronavirus kills Barcelona mobile show

Organisers GSMA have annouenced the cancelleation of the 2020 Mobile World Congress (MWC) technology show in Barcelona after a growing number of firms pulled...

Airline websites spark storm of anger

DEADLY Storm Ciara wreaked havoc with flight schedules but a mercy mission was left in tatters by the “blatant and deliberate” misinformation from airlines,...

Tolls toppled

Work to demolish AP-7 toll booths began this week, over a month after the motorway became free to use. Our photo by Angel García...

Ambitious plan to cut waiting times

A €35 million plan to slash operation waiting lists has been launched by the Valencia regional government. Councillor for health Ana Barceló said their aim...

Fire destroys part of Torrevieja property

A retired couple’s home was saved by the lightning fast arrival of Torrevieja fire brigade on Tuesday night. The German residents, who have asked not...

Water reserves on the up

The amount of water stored in the reservoirs which serve the south of Alicante province and Murcia region is continuing to increase. More in Friday’s...

Heath centre challenge issued to regional government

Orihuela town hall and the private company that runs Torrevieja healthcare area, Ribera Salud have joined forces in an attempt to pressure the regional...

Teenager arrested for ‘terrifying’ extortion campaign

A 19-year-old youth has been arrested for threatening and stealing from pupils who were walking to school. According to a Guardia Civil spokesman, the suspect...

Going organic

Organic farming is on the up in the Valencia region. Regional councillor for agriculture and the ecological transition, Mireia Mollà reported this week that the...

Action against trade in protected species

A stuffed caracal (also called the Persian lynx) and several pieces of ivory that were for sale on the internet have been seized by...

Coast clean-up continues

Town halls are working to have damaged coastal tourism infrastructure in top condition for the Easter holidays in less than two months’ time. Giant waves...

Wild about cats

Investigators have detected the presence of the European wildcat in the countryside around Elche reservoir.

Inspections to target the coast

Inspectors searching for illegal holiday rentals will concentrate on coastal towns in Alicante province, according to the decree regulating inspections and fines in the...

Cost of storm gloria keeps mounting

BELLREGUARD is considering not rebuilding its seafront esplanade after Storm Gloria and to 'return it to its natural state' rather than 'spending millions' for...

Oliva bans petrol stations in residential areas

OLIVA has become one of the first towns in the region to ban petrol stations from residential areas. La Safor's southernmost municipality has set in...

Nàquera urbanisation crimewave continues

A CRIMEWAVE on a Camp de Túria urbanisation is causing terror among residents – homes have been burgled every two or three days for...

Chiva’s ex-mayor in the dock over ‘missing’ six-figure sum

A FORMER mayor is facing up to six years in jail after €293,000 'disappeared' from public funds in his town in payments to a...

Careful where you fly your drones

VALENCIA fined three people for flying their drones without a licence in 2019. The incident that forced Madrid’s Barajas airport to redirect several planes earlier...

Lime let off the hook

ELECTRIC scooter rental company Lime will ultimately not have to pay the fines levied by Valencia’s local government. American company Lime attempted to enter the...

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Marijuana plantation busted under police’s nose

A man who was allegedly growing a marijuana plantation located just a few metres from Rafal local police station has been arrested by the...
Guardamar car park lift installation

A lift into town

Tolls toppled