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Valencia to collect unpaid traffic fines

DRIVERS who are from outside Valencia but are fined whilst visiting the city will nwo have to pay the fines. Until now, those from afar...

Earthquakes strike La Costera

FIVE earthquakes rocked the La Costera (Valencia province) district in as many hours on Wednesday, reportes the National Geographical Institute (IGN). The epicentres were in...

Valencia Local Police bemoan lack of backup

UNIONS and police officers have come together to make it known that the force is not only understaffed, but also ill prepared to deal...

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...

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