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IBI tax waived for Marxuquera homeowners affected by inferno

Homeowners whose properties were damaged or completely destroyed in the inferno that wiped out part of Gandia's des-res Marxuquera urbanisation will get their IBI...

Brits are leaving Castellón

Northern Castellón towns are noticing a decrease in English residents over the past six years, with hundreds leaving but few belonging to newer generations...

‘Illegal’ homes nightmare nearly over

Owners who unwittingly bought illegally-built homes in La Safor and beyond will now be able to register their properties officially and connect to mains...

British expats get to vote

A TREATY between London and Madrid, allowing British expats to vote in municipal elections in Spain in May, was signed on Monday. The treaty was...

Spain lifeline for ‘Brexpats’

THE SPANISH government has again appealed for calm amongst expats affected by Brexit and the current political troubles over the Withdrawal Agreement. Madrid has undertaken...

Region dodges fuel price hike

THE PRICE of fuel at petrol stations throughout the Valencia region did not go up at midnight on Monday - unlike the majority of...

Regional ban on circus animals

VALENCIA became the sixth Spanish region to ban the presence of animals in circuses after the regional parliament approved the measure last week. The ban...

What about us?

EXPATS could have been excused for thinking that Nero fiddled while Rome burned this week. On the day that the EU issued its no-deal planning...

Bank on a vote

BRITISH people resident in Spain are advised to ensure they are correctly registered to vote in next year’s local elections in May 2019 if...

Teacher in hot water in verbal sexual abuse case

A Teacher at Valencia University could be fired after allegedly making a number of lewd remarks at his students in class.

Improved water for Valencia residents

Drinking water in and around Valencia has always been cause for concern. The water is hard, has a strange taste and is generally not...

Britons return to boost Costa tourism

FOLLOWING a fall in the number of British visitors to the Valencia region earlier this year, the figure shot up in October to provide...

‘Concerned’ about British residents

VALENCIA’S president Ximo Puig met the UK’s Ambassador in Spain, Simon Manley and his consular team on Monday. Sr Puig told Mr Manley that he...

Getting ready for a free AP-7 motorway in 2020

REPRESENTATIVES of the Valencia regional government and central government have met for the first time to discuss improvements to the AP-7 motorway access once...

Alleged Borriol killer arrested

THE MAN who supposedly stabbed his partner to death in September in Borriol was finally arrested in Argentina last weekend. Guardia Civil officers found the...

Residency certificate: ‘Permanent’ question answered

BRITISH expats aiming to be ‘Brexit Ready’ ahead of March next year are increasingly asking about their status as ‘permanent’ residents. The current road show...

Brit tourists wanted: Gandia taps the London market

BRITISH holidaymakers have always been thin on the ground in Gandia, but local authorities are determined to change all that – they spent three...

Woman survives Nolotil emergency

A woman collapsed “and very nearly died” after being given the controversial painkiller metamizole in a Marina Alta health centre. The 65-year-old was given Nolotil...

Blanket tourist let approval for all Gandía homes

ANY residential property in Gandia can be automatically registered as tourist accommodation if owners apply, the La Safor district capital's council has confirmed.

Help is on the way

PEOPLE affected by last week’s storms will receive extra aid to help deal with the consequences, regional president Ximo Puig announced. Puig explained the measure...

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Arsonists attack several Valencia landmarks

The Archiepiscopal Palace and the Serranos towers were targeted by vandals over the weekend, although last-second resident and police intervention thwarted their intentions