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Licence ultimatum for British drivers

THE NATIONAL traffic authority (DGT) has issued a special alert for British residents who hold UK driving licences. The DGT has told Britons that...

Fond memories of a Thomas Cook employee

Long-standing Torrevieja resident Rita Huntley has shared her thoughts on a treasured career working for Thomas Cook with CBNews. The recent demise of the company...

Flooding cash on the way

The first emergency payments for flood victims ‘will start to be made next week’. Regional councillor for justice and the interior Gabriela Bravo said more...

Valencia cried out for the Earth

Over 4,000 people gathered in Valencia's main square on Friday to join the global cry to raise awareness towards climate change See report by Catherine...

Lazy fraud costs Valencia public transport dearly

VALENCIA’S public transport department succumbed to a very lazy fraud attempt, sending over €4 million to China. It all started with an email sent to...

Burglaries plummet in Gandía thanks to police crackdown

BURGLARIES have gone down by 40% and crime in general by 5.6% in Gandía in the first six months of this year, with offences...

Costa faces huge clean up

LOSSES caused by the flooding disaster which has hit the south Valencia region will run to more than €1.5 billion, according to regional president...

Crime rises in Villarreal

FIGURES show that crime has increased in Villarreal by 23% since last year. Data pertaining to the first half of the year was released earlier...

Three arrested, two in hiding over Llíria death

THREE of the five people who ran over and killed the watchman of a marihuana plantation back in August have been arrested. The incident took...

Oliva sponsored walk-or-run for cancer research

A FUN-RUN – or 'fun-walk' – which has already raised over €309,000 for cancer research will be under starter's orders in Oliva next Sunday...

Court gives go-ahead for Tavernes beach flood prevention

FLOODED streets on Tavernes beach can at last be prevented now the council has won its case against the landowners. Plots on the seafront road...

Storms rip grounded ferry apart

BALEÀRIA and Dutch marine firm Ardentia are breaking up the grounded ferry in Dénia port and removing it piece by piece after it wreckage...

Sueca fights for 24-hour pharmacies in town in summer

SUECA council has called for out-of-hours pharmacies to continue trading in the main hub of town in summer, rather than just in the beach...

Turtles emerge

A TOTAL of 113 eggs were found by swimmers in Castellón’s Serradal beach back in July. Of these, 32 were taken to be cared...

New term, new school for some…portakabins for others

CHILDREN and teenagers across the province of Valencia started back at school on Monday after the long summer holiday – although for most, the...

Phone shop burglars ‘travelled 1,000 kilometres a night’

FIFTY-SECOND thieves who crashed cars into shop fronts to gain entry and travelled over 1,000 kilometres a night have been arrested after a mass...

Loudspeakers getting quieter, but will not disappear

Many towns and villages still have cars with tannoys announcing council banns and news, even in the age of websites and WhatsApp - and...

Starving dogs in La Llacuna finally moved to SPAMA

Villalonga council had refused to help when, in February 2016, residents reported hounds breeding out of control, dying from starvation, and survivors eating the...

Living in flood-risk towns

As many as 49 Castellón towns are on the list of locations that are at risk of suffering flooding following an episode of torrential...

The Costa roared with La Vuelta

THE COSTA Blanca roared at the weekend with the first three stages of the Vuelta Ciclista a España. Tens of thousands turned up at start...

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House sales drop

THE number of houses purchased by foreign buyers in Castellón province has dropped considerably this year. Whereas Castellón used to be a very enticing market...

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