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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...

Nolotil: woman’s near-fatal collapse

TAKING just one tablet of the controversial painkiller Nolotil triggered a severe allergic reaction in a Spanish woman – who was saved by quick-thinking...

‘Front-line’ terrorist ‘salesmen’ in their 50s lived discreet family lives

TERRORIST recruiters working for the so-called 'Islamic State' have been arrested in Alaquàs and Cocentaina, sending shockwaves through their neighbourhoods.

Concern over police retirement

The potential implementation of the early retirement law for police officers could seriously affect Valencia’s local authorities in early 2019.

Stolen car – and dog – found after agonising three days

A distraught woman who appealed to the person who stole her car to keep the vehicle but give her back her dog is now...

Gota Fria Alert

Valencia towns embrace themselves for torrential rain and flooding.  'Gota Fria' downpours forecast from Friday and throughout the weekend has the Valencian region on...

Coworking on the rise

More and more young entrepreneurs in Castellón are opting to work in shared offices with others as a way to save costs.

Mozzie madness

SEVERAL Castellón towns are pleading the regional government to take action and help fight the tiger mosquito plague that is currently affecting residents.

Hash-grower with 116 plants acquitted after proving personal use

A MAN caught growing 116 hash plants in a Burjassot basement has been acquitted after successfully showing they were all for personal use. The 41-year-old...

Llíria cancer run success

OVER 1,000 runners took part in the event held in Llíria last Sunday, helping raise funds to fight against cancer.

No to mobile phone ban

With the central government thinking about banning phones in schools, teachers and experts believe it is better to establish guidelines for their use rather...

Scandal over artwork

A SERIES of sculptures depicting erotic scenes have caused controversy among those who believe they are too explicit for children and those who simply...

Yes, lightning does strike twice – at least in Bellreguard

TWO holidaymakers on Bellreguard beach were struck on Friday by a bolt of lightning – which fell over 100 metres away.

Prison for drug dealing mayor

THE MAYOR of Torres Rafael Gil will serve an eight-year prison sentence for belonging to a gang of drug dealers.

Alleged killer still missing

The whereabouts of Borriol resident José Gallego are still currently unknown, a week after his partner’s body was found stabbed to death

Everyone wants to help Mary

With hours of Costa Blanca News publishing our article on fluffy puppy Mary - an adorable adopted eight-month-old dog who requires specialist operation to...

Expat exodus from inland Valencia province

EXPATS are leaving the Vall d'Albaida, La Costera and Canal de Navarrés in droves, according to Spain's National Statistics Institute (INE) – six in...

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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.