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Discount holidays for residents

In a bid to boost the tourism sector, a discount scheme for residents to take holidays within the Valencia region has been launched by...

Reinforcing track and trace

Valencia government president Ximo Puig has announced that 260 additional tracers will be hired to help prevent the spread of coronavirus in the region. They...

Dinosaur ‘eggs’ seized in Valencia

National Police officers and tax office inspectors intercepted a container holding fossils in Valencia port that had been illegally exported from Argentina.

Bid to reduce waiting times for residency cards

The National Police have launched an emergency plan to process applications and renewals of TIE residency cards and identification documents. The initiative is designed to...

Covid-19 ‘rapid test’ strategy unveiled

The regional health authority is delivering ‘rapid tests’ which can diagnose Covid-19 in 15 minutes to health centres and hospitals. The new initiative will see...

Grants available for green transport

The Valencia government is stumping up €4.9 million to encourage sustainable forms of transport in the region. The money can used to set up charging...

Highway robbers reeled in

Members of a gang suspected of carrying out at least 39 robberies at service and rest areas along the A-7 motorway have been arrested...

Importance of flu vaccination highlighted

The flu vaccination campaign started on Monday in the Valencia region – a month earlier than last year. Councillor for health Ana Barceló explained that...

Eco-friendly ferry to cover Dénia-Ibiza route

The world first-ever express ferry powered by natural gas interior combustion engines is in Dénia and hit the water for the first time this...

Shepherd’s warning

This spectacular red sky this morning at La Mata (Torrevieja) heralds a change in the weather. Storm Alex has already arrived in the north of...

Belgium’s green light for Valencia region

The requirements that Belgian visitors to Spain undergo PCR tests and quarantine on their return have been lifted for those who come to the...

Reduction in active cases of Covid-19

The weekly figure for active cases of Covid-19 in the Valencia region has fallen for the first time since July. Numbers of cases had stabilised...

Action over bank account closure threat

Expat champion Roger Gale MP has vowed to further investigate the issue of possible closures of UK bank accounts held by Britons living in...

Nightlife rules extended again

Emergency measures to halt the spread of Covid-19 in nightspots around the Valencia region have been extended for another three weeks by the regional...

Valencia region bucks Spain’s Covid-19 trend

While the number of active cases of Covid-19 is rising sharply in many areas of Spain – especially in Madrid – the figure in...

Holiday voucher to boost tourism market

In an attempt to give the regional tourism sector a lifeline, the Valencian government will be issuing a 'holiday voucher' for all those registered...

Covid bonus for hospital staff in Valencia region

Valencia regional president Ximo Puig annunced on Monday that all public healthcare staff belonging to AVS (Agencia Valenciana de Salud) will recieve an extra...

Bank branch closures hit the elderly hardest

Hundreds of thousands of residents are being forced into online banking as 46% of branch offices have shut down in Spain since 2008 –...

Plan to ‘turn catastrophe into an opportunity’

The Plan Vega Renhace to regenerate the Vega Baja area in the wake of last year’s flooding disaster will be allocated €100 million in...

Repression execution victims’ bodies were moved

Archaeologists have discovered that the bodies of victims of Franco’s purges at the end of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) which were buried in...

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State of emergency declared

The national government has approved another state of emergency, which came into effect on Sunday evening and will initially run for 15 days. They will...