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Valencia’s Fallas festival in Spain may introduce firecracker restriction to help distressed pets

VALENCIA'S Fallas festival in February and March could be getting a firecracker 'quiet zone' to offer some respite for both humans and their pets. Valencia...

Land owner accused of starting big forest fire in Spain’s Valencia area

TWO people are being investigating for starting a forest fire in Valencia Province that incinerated a 2,000 m2 area. A land owner in Cerda is...

Lorry driver dies in horrific collision on Valencia area motorway in Spain

A lorry driver died on Thursday after his vehicle smashed into a truck on the AP-7 motorway in Valencia Province. The horrific crash happened shortly...

Drunk Franciscan monk runs over small boy in Spain’s Valencia area

A Franciscan monk has been charged with a crime against road safety after running over a young boy in Torrent. A breathalyser test showed the...

Gang with Italian mob links is arrested over Costa Blanca kidnapping in Spain

FOUR gang members have been arrested for kidnapping and injurying a man in Callosa de Segura. The victim was held for four days last April...

Strong passenger recovery at Costa Blanca and Valencia airports in Spain during 2022

PASSENGERS returned in their droves last year to Alicante-Elche and Valencia airports according to figures released by operator Aena on Tuesday. Alicante-Elche airport registered 13.2...

2022 was hottest year on record for Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

THE Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain had their hottest year in 2022 since modern records began. The state meteorological office Aemet said on...

Big revamp of main bus station in Spain’s Valencia City set for March completion

A major renovation programme at Valencia's main bus station will be completed by the end of March. Over €560,000 is being spent on much-needed improvements...

Teenagers in Valencia region start drinking alcohol and smoking earlier than in other parts of Spain

THE youngest alcohol drinkers and tobacco smokers in Spain are in the Valencian Community according to a Health Ministry study. No reason has been given...

Motorist survives dramatic collision with massive bull on Valencia motorway in Spain

A car collided with a large bull on the AP-7 motorway in Valencia Province, with the animal getting the worst of the exchange. A female...

Man in Spain’s Valencia threatens to blow up flat with female house-mate inside

A man threatened to blow up his flat after police were called about a domestic assault in the Barrio de la Torre area of...

Valencia Port starts hydrogen refuelling tests

TESTS on a new hydrogen refuelling centre are to be made in the Ports of Valencia this month. The facility has been installed as part...

Man rapes and robs escort in Spain’s Valencia before fleeing to Belgium

THE Policia Nacional have tracked down a man accused of sexually assaulting and robbing an escort in Valencia. Painstaking investigations identified the 20-year-old man as...

Blackmailers on Spain’s Costa Blanca extort €200,000 from escort website users

A blackmail gang has been arrested in Alicante and Valencia after pocketing over €200,000 by threatening users of an escort website. Six people have been...

Scammers selling imported cars defraud €14 million from tax authorities in Spain’s Valencia

A Valencia-based tax scam involving cars imported from Germany defrauded over €14 million from Spain's tax coffers. 23 people- Spanish and Romanian nationals- have been...

Irish man jailed after glassing pedestrian outside Valencia bar in Spain

An Irish man has been arrested in Valencia for attempted homicide after allegedly attacking another man with a glass outside a bar on Christmas...

Son abused elderly father for years in house full of excrement in Spain’s Valencia

A 51-year-old Betera man has been arrested after neighbours claimed he systematically abused his 80-year-old father. They said the elderly resident suffered harassment, beatings, and...

Thieves stole dozens of catalytic converters from cars in Spain’s Costa Blanca and Valencia areas

THREE people have been arrested for stealing 39 catalytic converters from parked cars in Alicante and Valencia Provinces. 28 units were taken at night in...

Christmas record-breaking temperatures for Spain’s Costa Blanca and Valencia areas

CHRISTMAS Day saw most of the Valencian Community enjoy daytime temperatures exceeding 20 degrees, with Valencia City hitting 23 degrees. Alicante recorded 19 degrees on...

Snails and thistles: These are the weird and wonderful regional Christmas dishes eaten across Spain

CHRISTMAS would not look a lot like Christmas without traditional dishes and desserts. In countries like the United Kingdom, Christmas without roast potatoes and gravy...

Man convicted in Spain for horrific ‘Alcassar murders’ arrested in Barcelona drug den

MIGUEL RICART, who was convicted for the rape and murder of three teenagers from the Valencian municipality of Alcàsser, was arrested in a Barcelona...

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Can’t make this up’: Brit stranded at Valencia airport after dog ate his passport

We've all used the ‘my dog ate my homework’ excuse before. But I don’t think this Brit ever thought he’d need to pull that old...

Police in Spain recover valuable African statue stolen in 2016 among 349 Nigerian artifacts

THE Policia Nacional's Historical Heritage unit based in Valencia has recovered a piece of African art stolen in the Madrid area in 2016. A man...

Drunk priest blames communion wine for crashing into several cars in Spain’s Valencia

A priest blamed communion wine on why he lost control of his car and hit five parked cars in Valencia. He was driving through the...

Businessmen arrested in Spain’s Costa Blanca and Valencia for helping counterfeiter to print eight million euros

POLICE have arrested two men in the Costa Blanca and Valencia areas for assisting in the production of counterfeit 500-euro bills. A La Nucia printing...

Abuser monitors ex-girlfriend in Spain’s Valencia by planting GPS tracker in her car

A man refused to accept the end of a relationship and planted a GPS tracker in his ex-girlfriend's car to pop up unexpectedly to...

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