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Call for life – 024

A nationwide helpline for people at risk of suicidal behaviour, the telephone number 024, was launched on Tuesday. Almost 4,000 people took their own lives...

Electricity bill reduction plan due to be passed today

The government is due to approve the plan to cap the price of gas – and so reduce the wholesale price of electricity –...

Coast protection plan saved

A plan to protect land along the Valencia region’s coastline has been granted a reprieve by the Supreme Court (TS). The territorial action plan for...

New rules proposed for restaurants and bars

The draft of a new regional government decree to regulate the activity of bars and restaurants has been published by the tourism department. Aside from...

More nurses for the health service

Regional health councillor Ana Barceló has given more information on the procedure to take on nearly 2,000 nurses for the health service in the...

Blue flag blitz – Alicante province leads the way in Spain

The Valencia region has more Blue Flags for its beaches and ports than any other region in Spain – with Alicante province top of...

Stealing ‘lease’ cars – international theft racket busted

A massive National Police operation against illegal dealing in vehicles has arrested 82 people around the country, 33 of them in Alicante province. Officers recovered...

Black Friday ‘bargain’ con busted

A ‘criminal organisation’ which managed to defraud 160 people around the country via a Black Friday internet offer for electronic equipment has been ‘dismantled’,...

Valencia to get part of €10 billion investment by Volkswagen

The presentation of the project by Volkswagen to construct the ‘Gigafactory Valencia’ – enabling ‘sustainable battery production’ for electronic vehicles – was attended by...

Spying scandal hits the government

After it was revealed at the end of April that more than 60 separatist politicians and their supporters had been spied on using the...

Cofrentes nuclear station to cease production for good

A nuclear power plant in a rural Valencia-province valley will be dismantled, the government has confirmed – but it will not disappear overnight. It will...

More than half of Spain’s branch offices shut since 2008

A total of 26,400 branch offices have been closed and 100,000 employees dismissed by the banking sector in Spain since the first economic crisis...

Votes for life returned to Britons abroad

Eight years after the Conservative party first vowed to give votes for life to British expatriates – they have finally kept their promise. The UK...

Bills set to come down next month

Minister for the ecological transition Teresa Ribera has vowed that electricity bills could come down by as much as 30% – starting next month. She...

More people require hospital care for Covid

The number of people requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 in the Valencia region continues to rise. The regional health department reported on Tuesday that 651...

Free train on Sundays

Travel on the TRAM train services in Alicante and Castellón provinces, and the Metrovalencia tube and train services in the regional capital will be...

Cheaper vehicle inspections promised

Bringing the ITV (MOT) motor vehicle inspection service back under public control will enable the service to be improved and fees lowered, according to...

Mixed reception for face mask law

The requirement to wear a face mask in most indoor spaces came to an end on Wednesday, after being in force for 700 days,...

Aid on track for Ukraine

The Valencia government is now sending all aid for Ukraine by train. Regional councillor for transport and public works, Arcadi España said: “At the moment...

Processions proceed once more

The Easter pageants are back after two missing years due to the pandemic. Colourful, moving and passionate – the processions form an integral part of...

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Cherry farmers’ plea for help

Torrential rain this year destroyed most of the cherry crop, leaving farmers out of pocket and supermarket shelves empty. Farmers in the Marina Alta valleys...