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Billion-euro transport plan presented

The first tranche of aid from the national government’s recovery, transformation and resilience plan (PRTR) will allocate a billion euros, with help from EU...

Fast responses reduce impact of countryside blazes

Despite the destructive fire which hit Azuébar last month, fewer hectares of countryside were burned in the Valencia region in July and August than...

‘No appointment’ initiative proves popular

A total of 8,792 people turned up for a jab on Tuesday – the first day of the regional government’s ‘vaccination without appointment’ programme...

Free legal advice service launched

A free legal advice service provided by the regional justice department is now available in several municipalities in Alicante province. Members of the public ‘are...

Sabadell set to close more branch offices

Banco Sabadell is set to shut another 215 branches around the country this year as it moves to cut costs, according to state news...

No appointment needed

From Tuesday (September 7) residents in the Valencia region can go for a jab against Covid-19 at any of the 133 ‘mass vaccination’ sites...

Flooding hits the north of the region

Alicante province escaped the worst of the storms caused by the cut off low pressure weather system (DANA or gota fría), which hit the...

Sabadell bank to shed staff

Banco Sabadell called in union representatives today to announce that it intends to make job cuts. Chiefs at the financial giant explained that they have...

Green light for fiestas

Fiestas and traditional festivals have been given the green light by the Valencia government after being banned under Covid regulations. Regional councillor for health Ana...

Date set for easing measures

  The Valencia region will start the ‘de-escalation’ process on September 6 – if the Covid-19 infection figures continue to improve, stated councillor for health...

Electricity price scandal rumbled

Electricity prices were due to hit yet another record high today (Thursday), a day after the national competition watchdog (CNMC) assured some companies were...

Building collapse – rescue team search for survivors

A rescue operation is continuing after a three-storey property collapsed last night at Font Nova urbanisation in Peñíscola in the north of the Valencia...

Holiday voucher scheme returns

The Valencia government’s Bono Viaje vouchers, which enable residents to apply for discounts off holidays within the region, will return in September. Regional president Ximo...

Earthquake ‘hazard’ report produced

Alicante university (UA) professors have led an investigation to determine the risk of collapse of buildings in Spain due to earthquakes. They note the capacity...

Grants for electricity generation systems for homes

Residents will soon be able to apply for subsidies to install systems to generate and store electricity for their own usage. A total of €122...

Second chance for people who missed out

The regional health authority is to administer 470,000 shots against Covid-19 this week – one of the highest totals since the vaccination process started...

Covid travel test providers warned over ‘cowboy behaviour’

A total of 82 private travel testing companies will be issued a two-strike warning and could be removed from GOV.UK list over ‘misleading prices’,...

Landmark reached in vaccination rollout

A total of 70 % of the population in the Valencia region ‘who have to be vaccinated’ now possess full cover against Covid-19. Regional president...

Bumper August boosts tourism sector

Data released by the hoteliers association, Hosbec indicates that hotel occupancy throughout the Valencia region for this time of the year is comparable to...

Alicante awaits ‘La Vuelta’

Costa Blanca cycling fans are looking forward to the arrival of the world’s top riders on Friday in the Vuelta a España. Two stages of...

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Waiting lists rise ‘due to summer holidays’

The average wait for an operation in the Valencia region went up from 105 days to 120 days last month. A spokesman for the regional...

Fight for fairing funding