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Xàtiva’s Oscar women

Oscar nominations from Spain meant two women from Xàtiva got a pass to Hollywood at the weekend – but did not manage to tread...

Xàtiva man who raped and killed woman, 75, in the dock

A rapist and murderer from Xàtiva will escape life imprisonment because he is 'moderately retarded', according to the prosecution.

Cost of storm gloria keeps mounting

BELLREGUARD is considering not rebuilding its seafront esplanade after Storm Gloria and to 'return it to its natural state' rather than 'spending millions' for...

Oliva bans petrol stations in residential areas

OLIVA has become one of the first towns in the region to ban petrol stations from residential areas. La Safor's southernmost municipality has set in...

Nàquera urbanisation crimewave continues

A CRIMEWAVE on a Camp de Túria urbanisation is causing terror among residents – homes have been burgled every two or three days for...

Chiva’s ex-mayor in the dock over ‘missing’ six-figure sum

A FORMER mayor is facing up to six years in jail after €293,000 'disappeared' from public funds in his town in payments to a...

Careful where you fly your drones

VALENCIA fined three people for flying their drones without a licence in 2019. The incident that forced Madrid’s Barajas airport to redirect several planes earlier...

Lime let off the hook

ELECTRIC scooter rental company Lime will ultimately not have to pay the fines levied by Valencia’s local government. American company Lime attempted to enter the...

Pension boost from Britons in Spain

BRITISH pensioners in Spain will continue to have their annual pension rise, the UK’s department for work and pensions (DWP) announced this week. Under the...

Goodbye UK, but we still love EU

AS the UK officially ceases to be a member of the EU at midnight tomorrow (Friday), the authorities have called upon Britons living in...

Killer Storm

LOCAL and regional authorities estimate the damage caused by 'Gloria' storm earlier this week will run into millions of euros and urgent repair works...

Unmarried partner network dismantled

NATIONAL Police officers have intercepted and dismantled an organisation that gave Spanish women and migrant men the official status of unmarried partners in order...

Bike and scooter growth continue

THE use of sustainable modes of personal transportation grew by 28.7% across Valencia last year. Although the use of private vehicles only dropped by 1.7%,...

Hopping for biodiversity

VALENCIA'S Bioparc has added a new frog species to its impressive collection after warning about the decline that these animals are suffering worldwide. The species...

Brexit – MEPs voice concern over citizens’ rights

MEPs voiced concerns over EU and UK citizens’ rights, including freedom of movement, in a debate in the EU Parliament last week. They highlighted that...

Aiport’s double whammy

OPERATORS were forced to shut Alicante-Elche airport again this week – the second closure in four days. Following last week’s fire in the roof of...

Valencia hospital havoc

VALENCIA'S largest hospital is having trouble attending the demand caused by a recent spike in upper respiratory diseases, mainly flu. The emergency room of the...

No longer a laughing stock

FIGURES show that Castellón airport dealt with more passengers than 15 other Spanish airports. The northern Valencia region airport was always seen as an unnecessary...

Tavernes townhall gets its first debit card machines

TAXPAYERS in Tavernes de la Valldigna can now use their debit or credit cards in a one-stop-shop at the town hall in a new...

Vandellòs route inaugurated

PEOPLE looking to travel from Valencia to Barcelona can finally do so in noticeably less time thanks to the inauguration of a faster route. The...

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Newborn Martín needs urgent bone-marrow transplant

A TWO-WEEK-OLD baby in L'Horta Sud needs a bone-marrow donation before he reaches two months of age as he was born with an immunodeficiency...

Farmers storm Valencia city

Make paella Valencian again