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Oliva river delta tests rule out poo pollution

A RIVER delta crossing a southern Oliva beach has been reopened for bathing after tests for raw sewage showed up negative. Floaters in the mouth...

Ryanair pilots’ strikes threaten travel misery

UK-based Ryanair pilots have voted to strike in a row over pay and conditions. The first stoppage is from 00.01 on August 22 until 23.59...

‘Mum, are we going to die?’

Passengers onboard smoke-filled BA aircraft that landed at Valencia airport, give us an exclusive account of their ordeal

Horrible heat set to continue

AFTER the south of Alicante province suffered its hottest day of the year on Wednesday with the mercury topping 40ºC, the alerts for high...

Filthy entrance roads and no parking at Alzira hospital

LACK of parking spaces and a sea of filth building up at the entrance are causing complaints to mount at Alzira hospital, which was...

Oliva beach ‘polluted’ river deltas shut to bathers

RIVER deltas joining the sea at the south end of Oliva are now off-limits to bathers after tests on the water found potentially toxic...

Saharawi children take their message to Valencia city council

REFUGEE Saharawi children took their message to the Mayor of Valencia and other councillors last week. A group of around 25 boys and girls who...

Electricity firm sales scam: Recorded calls to victims doctored

AN ELECTRICITY firm fraud involving cutting and pasting phone conversations with victims has led to customers changing companies without their knowledge or permission. A man...

Botulism outbreak kills over 300 birds

A TOTAL 331 birds that lived in Valencia’s Albufera natural park have died as a result of an outbreak of avian botulism. The outbreak of...

La Font d’En Carròs to restore Rebollet Castle

LA FONT d'En Carròs is determined not to let its castle go the same way as others in La Safor – to rack and...

Butts for beers

This 'chiringuito' on beach bar in Dénia has come up with a new eco-friendly initiative that will keep the beach tidier this summer: you...

Authorities reveal drug storage issue

A SIGNIFICANT increase in seized cannabis plants and marijuana drugs has caused police stations to start running out of space to store them. Data from...

Retired footballer saved by defibrillator residents demanded

AN EX-FOOTBALLER from Ontinyent was saved from certain death on Wednesday thanks to a defibrillator fitted in the sports centre in response to public...

Alzira ITV station in total chaos

QUEUES of over seven hours and at least a three-month wait for appointments are beginning to cause complaints at Alzira's ITV station – and...

Insulin deaths in residential home filed due to ‘lack of evidence’

NOBODY has been held accountable for the deaths of two women in a nursing home who were given insulin injections despite not being diabetic...

Investigation launched into huge forest fire

THE DEVASTATING forest fire that has burned nearly 900 hectares of land in Beneixama (Benejama) near Villena ‘was apparently started deliberately’, according to state...

A house with 400 tarantulas

Guardia Civil officers seized over 400 tarantulas that were being kept in a house in Xilxes. Members of the Nature Protection Service of Burriana’s Guardia...

Deliveroo forced to register their ‘riders’

A VALENCIA court has ruled that there is a work relationship between 97 ‘riders’ and the company that owns the Deliveroo platform. The General Social...

Peaceful protest in Tavernes

MORE than 600 people joined in peaceful protest on Saturday (July 13) to demand freedom for the population of Western Sahara. The event, in Tavernes...

Excess weight warning

RECENTLY released data shows that 25% of all people of legal age in Castellón province are obese. The Valencian Endocrinology Society updated its figures recently,...

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Fartón face-stuffing contest breaks records

In a perfect antidote to pesky health warnings about obesity and Type II diabetes, Xàtiva's annual Fira d'Agost, or August Fair, holds a competition...