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Airport strike threat

TWO DIFFERENT strikes are set to hit Alicante-Elche airport as unions take on the government over pay and working conditions. Three trade unions - CCOO,...

Illegal letting purge

TOWN halls and Local Police forces are being incorporated into the regional government’s fight against the illegal letting of holiday homes and apartments. Torrevieja, Alfaz...

Helping gender violence victims

MOTHERS who have been victims of gender violence and have sole custody of their children will legally have the status of single-parent families as...

Valencia eco-friendly measures continue

VALENCIA city postal service workers now have eight more electricity-powered motorbikes with which to make their rounds. All eight bikes have been distributed throughout the...

Rooftop terrace conundrum

NUMEROUS Valencia city centre bars and restaurants have taken to the idea of setting their terraces on the top of the buildings where they...

Gender violence figures released

OVER 5,000 women have been victims of gender violence in the Valencia region in the first three months of 2017, figures released earlier this...

Efficient lighting for Valencia

VALENCIA city hall will save over €2.7 million by changing the current models of streetlights for other, more energy-efficient ones. Thanks to a zero-interest loan...

Burglar’s leaps of faith land him in jail

A BURGLAR known to be behind at least two break-ins and possibly more has been jailed for three-and-a-half years. The accused, a 33-year-old Spaniard with...

Tax relief announced for Costa flood victims

RESIDENTS hit by extreme weather (floods, wind, snow and wave damage) in December 2016 and January 2017 can now claim tax relief. The national government...

Plaza de la Reina overhaul imminent

By Joe Wickman VALENCIA has chosen the architects that will go ahead with the remodelling of the city's notorious plaza de la Reina. Alberto Peñín and...

Valencia, the ‘intelligent city’

By Joe Wickman THE capital city's governing team has made a website available where people can view real-time information on several local issues of public...

Standing-room only at Gandia dole office – on the pavement

By Samantha Kett GANDIA'S dole office is so in demand that it has had to set up a screen showing appointment numbers visible from the...

End to concrete calamity

LAND law reform will put an end to speculative building practices which have seen large swathes of coastal towns covered in concrete, according to...

Former regional president under investigation

Eduardo Zaplana, former PP Mayor of Benidorm, ex-regional president and former minister under PM José María Aznar, has today (Monday) been placed under investigation for...

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Benidorm iconic tower works resume

AFTER five years, works have restarted on the iconic gold clad Intempo skyscraper – Europe’s tallest residential building located on the Poniente side of...

Animal shelter raided by police

By David Jackson Environmental police unit Seprona together with government vets raided an animal shelter known as Kim's Animal Shelter in Gádor last week after...

Top UK musician drowns in Níjar

By Richard Torné A top British rock musician has drowned while on holiday in Níjar. Session guitarist Michael Casswell, 53, who played in the West End...