Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Valencia

GET AWAY: Five suggestions for Easter travel in Spain’s Valencia region

Travellers this Easter are advised that the regional Generalitat government has launched police checks at popular outing and picnic sites in inland and coastal areas to ensure that all anti-COVID measures are being observed.

WELCOME BACK: Hotels in Spain’s Valencia region begin reopening again ready for the summer

The biggest source of uncertainty at the moment is British tourism, a key market for the region and especially the Costa Blanca.

SHIPS LOCKED DOWN: Two container carriers quarantined at Valencia port due to COVID outbreaks on board

Spokespeople for the port management have guaranteed full compliance with all existing COVID measures and sanitary guidelines on behalf of the crews.

GANDIA UNI SUCCESS: University campus in Spain’s Gandia doubles investment in scientific research over last year

Investment is said to come mainly from the Spanish and Valencian governments, plus a rising percentage of European funding.

LIGHTS, CAMERA… Spain’s Valencia celebrates 100th anniversary of iconic cinema director Luis Berlanga

THIS year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of the most iconic and influential Spanish cinema directors of all time. Luis Garcia...

Massive cocaine haul seized in two separate shipments at Valencia port in Spain

A TOTAL of 660 kilos of cocaine from two separate shipments were seized by the authorities after landing at Valencia port on the same...

New neo-Nazi group identified in Valencia as hate crime spirals throughout Spain

POLICE are currently investigating the arrival of a new neo-Nazi group in Valencia city. Known as Bastion Frontal and originating from Madrid, the group is...

Stratospheric: How Valencia’s City of Arts and Sciences put the city on Spain’s design map

Despite costing €1.2 billion, Valencia’s City of Arts and Sciences is a world wonder, believes Jon Clarke

Health staff try to contact non-mobile phone owners to arrange COVID-19 vaccinations in Costa Blanca area of Spain

HEALTH centres are chasing after 80,000 Valencian Community residents without mobile phone access and therefore have not been vaccinated against COVID-19. Appointment dates have been...

COVID-19 cases maintain reduced totals in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

748 new coronavirus cases were reported today(September 1) in the Valencian Community, compared to 1,059 a week ago. Back on August 4, the daily total...

Outrage: Phone company threatens fine over missing router lost in house collapse that killed two in Spain’s Castellon

A MAN whose partner and son were killed when his house collapsed has been threatened with a fine by telecommunications company MasMovil for not...

Social media bomb hoaxer is arrested after fruitless search of a Valencia Metro station in Spain

A Valencia man has been arrested by the Policia Nacional for spreading a bogus bomb threat via social media. Police swooped on the 21-year-old after...

Biggest daily number of COVID-19 deaths since late April in Spain’s Valencian Community

COVID-19 deaths have reached their largest daily figure in the Valencian Community since April 29. 14 fatalities were reported by the regional health ministry last...

People living on Spain’s Costa Blanca can get up to 70 per cent off a local holiday

HOLIDAY discounts of up to 70 per cent for Valencian Community residents will be available from tomorrow(October 20). The Viatgem voucher scheme aims to boost...

Hospitals are filling up as COVID-19 cases accelerate across Spain’s Valencian Community

DEATH rates and hospitalisations are continuing to climb in the latest COVID-19 figures released for the Valencian Community. 505 new infections and 18 deaths have...

Snow danger on Granada to Murcia and Valencia highway

STORM Dora, which has brought miserable weather to the much of western Europe has hit southern Spain. Drivers trying to cross the Sierra Nevada to...

GOING GREEN: Valencia region to pass law forcing shops to sell and collect reusable drinks containers

By the end of 2023, at least 10% of cans and bottles on sale at stores must be apt for their reintroduction into circulation

Police bust ‘arranged’ wedding scheme for non-Spaniards to get residency status in the Valencian Community

THREE people have been arrested by the Guardia Civil for arranging 'marriages of convenience' in Valencia Province so that non-Spaniards could get residency rights. The...

Freeloading motorhome owners who snub ‘approved’ overnight sites could be fined in Spain’s Valencian Community

MOTORHOME owners looking for illegal overnight stays by ignoring registered sites are set to break the law in tourist zones across the Valencian Community...

Balearic Islands among regions of Spain removed from coronavirus risk list by Germany

GERMAN travellers will now be able to visit some regions of Spain without the need for quarantine on their return, authorities in Berlin announced...

NEW COVID-19 cases show an upward rebound as hospital admissions fall in Costa Blanca and Valencia regions of Spain

NEW coronavirus infections have broken the recent downward trend by showing a week-to-week rise and a daily increase in the Valencian Community. Figures released by...

LIKE SARDINES: Consumers’ organisation slams COVID safety measures on public transport in Spain’s Valencia

As a result of this general perception, the use of buses, tubes, trams and suburban rail services in Valencia has dropped by 29% since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak last year.

‘GOING DOWN’ as COVID-19 cases and hospital admissions fall again in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

THE latest COVID-19 new case figures in the Valencian Community have fallen both on a weekly and a day-to-day basis. The regional health ministry said...

BLUE FLAG BEACHES: Check out the full list for the Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

SPAIN'S Valencian Community continues to be number one in the country for the number of beaches and port areas awarded the coveted 'Blue Flag'...

Ars Magna presents summer concert series across Valencia region with candlelit performances in historical settings

History and art come together to create something magical.  The best artists on the music scene come together in these characteristic concerts organised for years...

LONG HOT SUMMER: Weather experts in Spain’s Valencia region predict longer and warmer season this year

THIS summer will be long, hotter than usual and with at least 80 ‘tropical’ nights in the Valencia region. Experts at the Climatology Laboratory of...

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