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King Felipe remembers his ‘aunt Lilibeth’

King Felipe was one of the first to write a message in the book of condolence which has been set up at the British...

Booster jab available later this month

FOURTH jabs to protect against Covid-19 will start in Spain on September 26, minister for health Carolina Darias has revealed. The vaccinations will initially be...

Murcia teenager on top of the world

Murcia’s Carlos Alcaraz is the new world number one after defeating Casper Ruud in the final of the US Open Tennis. The 19-year-old is the...

‘No rationing’ but more ‘measures’

PM Pedro Sánchez promised that there will not be energy ‘rationing’ this winter or ‘apocalyptic scenarios’. He made the vow during a debate with Partido...

Pirate UK TV busted by the police

A man has been arrested in Denia for illegally selling subscriber television content for clients to access via the internet or satellite, the National...

Food price caps proposed by deputy PM

A proposal to cap the price of basic food products has been made by second deputy prime minister, Yolanda Díaz, who is also minister...

Summer tourism back in business

Tourism figures have been buoyant this summer and indicate that by the end of this year the region will have welcomed a similar number...

VAT on gas to be slashed

THE GOVERNMENT is set to reduce IVA (VAT) on gas from 21% to 5%, starting in October. Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez told national radio station...

‘Use the land to stop fires’, campaign

The regional government is launching the ‘Producto Stop al Foc’ (stop fires product) campaign in an attempt to reduce the threat of wildfires in...

‘Prudence’ call due to high bull-run death toll

An emergency meeting was called following the seventh death of a bull run participant in the Valencia region this summer – but no move...

Surgical infections ‘more than halved’

A programme to reduce infections from surgery, led by Elche general hospital, has cut incidences of these by more than half, according to the...

Energy market shake-up to bring down bills

The EU is poised to take action over soaring energy costs as the wholesale price of electricity hits one of the highest levels of...

Emergency zone status for fire zones

Sites devastated by large forest fires in Spain this summer – including the Vall d’Ebo in Alicante and Bejís in the north of Valencia...

Cost of living aid plan in the offing

After holding meetings with business leaders and unions, the Valencia government has announced upcoming aid packages for companies and low income households. Regional president Ximo...

Energy saving measures ‘are working’

Spain’s efforts to save electricity have been praised by European Commission (EC) president Ursula von der Leyen, with the measures introduced last week reducing...

Freeing a small horse

A spiny seahorse (Hippocampus guttulatus) has become the first of its species to be treated as a patient at the Oceanogràfic foundation’s wildlife recovery...

Priority to ‘guarantee the safety of people’

Valencia is fighting two voracious wildfires – in the mountains of Alicante province, and near the village of Bejís in the north of the...

Bringing in corn from Ukraine

The Spanish government has launched an operation to transport corn to the country from Ukraine via train. Public rail company Renfe Mercancías has sent 25...

Police advice over rogue injections

Local police have issued advice following a wave of unwanted ‘injections’ via syringes at nightspots. A total of 22 complaints have been made in the...

‘Common sense’ energy saving plan switched on

Measures designed to reduce electricity use in Spain came into force on Wednesday, with some clarifications made by the government. While some Partido Popular (PP)...

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Don’t tax the rich?

With Spain in the grip of a debate over the removal of taxes for wealthy residents, Valencia’s president Ximo Puig stated that ‘taxes cannot...

VAT slashed for gas

Entry form scrapped

EU plan to reduce energy bills