Friday, February 26, 2021

SCHOOL’S NOT OUT: Fallas and Magdalena school holidays cancelled this year

THIS year’s Fallas and Magdalena fiestas in Valencia and Castellon will be normal school days. The Valencian government this...

SAFE AS HOUSES?: New report reveals precarious conditions faced by Valencian people in rented housing

ONE third of all residents in the Valencian Community living in rented accommodation are paying too much with regards to their income.

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by Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons) Managing Partner Chorus Financial

ROLL UP: Mass COVID vaccination campaigns planned at events halls throughout the Valencia region in April

PLANS have been announced for a mass public anti-COVID vaccination campaign at Valencia’s City of Arts and Sciences complex starting in April.

THE SMALL PRINT: New bank charges introduced for receiving UK pensions in Spain

SEVERAL high-street Spanish banks have begun charging a fee for receiving money transfers from the UK. Nicole Chandler, 71,...

Man refuses to let historic sexual abuse by Jesuit priests at Alicante school in Spain go unpunished over 63...

A man who says he was abused by priests at a Jesuit-run boarding school in Alicante believes that there have been many...

Investment Alert! Are you invested in Momentum Harmony, Lombard Russell or Privee Select Funds?

Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons) Managing Partner Chorus Financial

Executed victims of General Franco to be exhumed from mass grave on Spain’s Costa Blanca

WORK will start at Alicante cemetery next week to exhume the bodies of 11 people murdered between 1939 and 1945 during the...

Costa Blanca-made orange liqueur goes ‘viral’ after childhood cough medicine nostalgia in Spain

AN orange liqueur has created a social media buzz in Spain as drinkers say it reminds them of their childhood days of...

Woman issues ‘Liam Neeson-style’ threat to person who shot her cat in the leg on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN angry cat owner, whose pet was shot in an Alicante area street, has quoted Liam Neeson's famous line from the 'Taken'...

Police discover body of British man in his Alicante City flat on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A 45-year-old British man has been found dead in an Alicante city centre apartment. Initial Policia Nacional investigations show...

LIGHTS, CAMERA… : New ‘Almodovar girl’ is from Valencia

IF there is one term that sums up Spanish cinema, it is ‘Almodovar girl’. The country’s most famous and...

LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL: Bars and restaurants in the Valencia region to reopen in March

BARS and restaurants in the Valencian Community will reopen gradually from March 1 – COVID permitting. A meeting between...

Valencian president calls for European COVID-free travel zone

VALENCIAN president Ximo Puig is calling for the creation of a European ‘safe travel’ zone to relaunch tourism as soon as possible...

Bogus Interpol officer threatened women if they did not meet him in woodland tourist spot on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN Alicante man pretended to be an Interpol officer in an elaborate ruse to threaten women if they refused to meet him.

IT’S OFFICIAL: Valencia hospitality closures extended until March

Regional president Ximo Puig finally confirmed the measure this morning after a week full of negotiations, speculation and protests

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Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons) Managing Partner Chorus Financial

Valencia tourism board launches campaign to attract Chinese visitors

THE Valencian tourism board has launched an intensive campaign to attract Chinese visitors to the region. Planned to coincide...

WHAT A LOAD OF RUBBISH: Surge in COVID-related hospital refuse triggers storage chaos in Valencia

THE huge increase in disposable hospital refuse due to the COVID pandemic is causing severe storage and disposal problems.

Man claims sex is a ‘basic need’ in breaking Alicante border closure on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A man said that 'sex was a basic need' as an excuse to try to break Alicante City's weekend closed border rules...

RED MIST: African sand blankets Spain’s Mediterranean coast

Experts report that there are very few documented cases of this type.

Valencia COVID restrictions to be extended

This would extend the restrictions until at least March 1.

Investors Beware: Stay on the right side of change!

Change is happening all around us, nothing stands still for long. It would’ve been incredibly hard to plan ahead for 2020, instead...

TOP MARKS: Up to 45 stretches of coastline in the Valencian Community classed as having ‘exceptional environmental value’

UP to 45 beaches throughout the Valencian Community have been granted top marks in a new environmental study by the regional government.

Police chase six people after 290km taxi journey to beat Alicante curfew on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SIX people have been arrested in Alicante after travelling 290 kilometres from Almeria to try to break the city's weekend perimeter closure.

OUT OF THE FRYING PAN: Forest fires top off record-breaking month on both ends of the scale in Spain’s...

JANUARY has been one of the craziest months on record weather-wise in the Valencia region. Historic low temperatures reaching...

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Half-wit hunters arrested for hanging hunting dog from tree in Spain’s Malaga (WARNING – contains distressing images)

TWO hunters have been arrested for crimes of cruelty to animals after they were busted hanging one of their hunting dogs from...