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Costa Blanca-based ‘smishing’ con fleeces €600,000 out of unsuspecting bank customers in Spain

A nationwide con saw 106 bank customers robbed of €600,000 from their accounts after they unknowingly provided access to their 'log-in' and personal details. Operation...

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...

Ryanair cuts flights in and out of Spain this January due to COVID-19

RYANAIR says its temporarily suspending more than 80 routes in and out of Spain during January. The budget carrier blames COVID-19 travel restrictions as well...

Big response to COVID-19 vaccine shots for children aged 9 to 11 in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of...

70% of children aged between 9 and 11 years have already received their first COVID vaccination in the Valencian Community. The Pfizer doses were administered...

Fake news as social media hoax ruffles feathers over bogus COVID-19 night curfews in Costa Blanca area of Spain

THE Valencian government has warned residents about a 'bulo'(hoax) notice being posted on social media about COVID restrictions. The official-looking advert announcing a curfew has...

Police collar major drug-trafficking and money laundering criminals in Alicante and Valencia areas of Spain

TWO drug and money-laundering gangs that did business with each other have been brought down in the Valencian Community. A seven month joint-probe between the...

Angry business leaders rebel against ‘unacceptable’ tourist tax plans for Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

PLANS for a tourist tax in the Valencian Community have been slammed by business and tourism associations. The levy could take effect in Spring 2023...

Judges endorse COVID-19 passports for all bars and restaurants in Costa Blanca area of Spain

THE Valencian Superior Court(TSJ) has approved a new list of indoor areas where a COVID passport will have to be used. The TSJ backed the...

New Year celebrations cancelled due to COVID-19 in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

MANY Valencian Community cities have cancelled their New Year celebrations for a second successive year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The tradition of thousands of...

Woman bludgeons man to death with a hammer in Valencia area of Spain

A woman has been arrested by the Guardia Civil after using a hammer to bludgeon a man to death at her Betera home ...

Tourist tax plans revealed as Costa Blanca holiday industry reels from COVID-19 in Spain

THE Valencian government wants to introduce a tourist tax levied on nightly stays in accommodation with a proposed 2023 start date. That's despite the battering...

Copper wire thieves cause train service chaos in Valencia area of Spain

THIEVES stole copper wire from a sub-station to bring mayhem to Valencia area trains on Tuesday after causing a fire that incinerated a traffic...

COVID-19 passports extended across hospitality and entertainment sectors in Costa Blanca area of Spain

ALL hospitality businesses will fall under compulsory COVID-19 passport rules in the Valencian Community. Valencian president, Ximo Puig, announced the extension this Monday. Only businesses with...

Spain issues warning over ‘death trap’ Christmas wreaths

IF you are buying a Christmas wreath to hang on your door this festive season be careful it doesn’t turn into your funeral wreath. The...

La Tomatina: How to experience Spain’s craziest food fight fiesta… without getting messy

IT is one of the most popular - and messiest - festivals in Spain. Each year thousands of people gather in the Valencian town of...

EXPLAINER: The ages with the biggest COVID-19 infection rates in the Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

CHILDREN aged under 11 are producing the highest number of new COVID-19 cases in the Valencian Community. The news comes in a week where vaccinations...

Tragic death of ‘happy’ young boy, 7, during football training session in Valencia area of Spain

A seven-year-old boy collapsed and died during a football training session at a Valencia Province club on Thursday night. The youngster, named as Edward Almendras...

VILASIRA: A haven in Spain’s Valencia region to enjoy fine wines, the best local food and pampering treatments

THE 10-hectare estate of vineyards, olives and almond groves sits on the edge of the Hoces del Cabriel Natural Park at Venta del Moro...

Parents sentenced for ‘ritual’ murder of young children at farm in Valencia region in horror case that shocked Spain

Father jailed and mother committed to psychiatric institution for ‘ritual’ murder of their two young children in Spain’s Valencia region

Mental health problems among youth on the rise in Spain’s Valencia region

THE Valencian Community has registered 308 suicides among young people aged under-30 in the past 10 years. According to Save The Children, in 2020 one...

How Spain’s Valencia region became the leader in organic farming

ORGANIC farming in Valencia has grown 81.2% in the past five years, more than anywhere else in Spain and exceeding Spain's average which is...

Auxiliares: English teaching assistants in Spain’s Valencia region complain they are ‘working for nothing’ after late payment shambles

NATIVE English speakers employed as language assistants by education authorities in the Valencia region will stage a protest on Friday over repeated delays in...

Compulsory use of COVID-19 passports may be expanded in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

THE number of areas where a COVID-19 passport is needed to gain access could be enlarged in the Valencian Community. Entry to indoor hospitality businesses...

Valencia restaurants shine with six new Michelin stars out of 31 awarded across Spain

THE Michelin Guide has awarded six new restaurants across the Valencia region with coveted stars confirming its place as one of the culinary hotspots...

Big holiday discount offers announced for Costa Blanca and Valencia residents in Spain

A new round of holiday vouchers offering big discounts on accommodation will start being issued next week to Valencian Community residents. The voucher scheme began...

First Omicron COVID-19 case is confirmed in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

THE first COVID-19 infection involving the Omicron variant has been officially confirmed in the Valencian Community. The contagious coronavirus strain has been detected in a...

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