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Christmas restrictions could be introduced if COVID hospital numbers soar in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

VALENCIA region president, Ximo Puig, has warned that COVID hospital rates will determine whether extra restrictions are brought in over the Christmas period. The latest...

WHO’S LOOKING AT YOU KID? Spanish police dog star of photo competition

A PICTURE of a police dog from Valencia, Spain, looking lovingly at his handler has scooped top spot in a Europol photo competition. Professional and...

Escort website users blackmailed via instant messaging app used by Valencia gang in Spain

A Valencia-based gang made €150,000 in a year by blackmailing users of escort websites. The crew ironically pretended to be members of a criminal organisation...

Teenage boy fatally stabbed in the heart during angry showdown in Valencia area of Spain

A youth, 16, died on Sunday after being stabbed in the heart in a Burjassot park in Valencia Province. The Policia Nacional have arrested a...

Vaccinations increase as COVID-19 passport starts operating in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

VACCINATION rates have risen in the Valencian Community after the start-date for the COVID passport was announced by the regional government in late November....

Lorry driver, 5 times over drink-drive limit, hits cars and does not stop for police on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A drunk lorry driver hit two cars in Alicante before speeding 150 kilometres north to Valencia where he was stopped at a disused toll...

Woman, 30, found stabbed to death in Spain’s Valencia hours after family reported her missing

TRIBUTES have been paid to a 30-year-old woman stabbed to death in Valencia.  The woman was found dead at a property on Calle del Conde...

Spain’s top road race, the Valencia Marathon, celebrates 40 years this Sunday

THE Valencia Marathon celebrates its 40th birthday this Sunday(December 5) after the pandemic forced the 2020 event to be restricted to elite runners only. First...

Young boy, 14, left with burst eardrum after vicious classmate attack in Spain’s Valencia

A TEEN has been left seriously injured after being attacked by a gang of thugs from his school in Valencia.  The 14-year-old man was pounced...

Health chiefs say a new COVID-19 wave is hitting Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

THE Valencian Community is at the start of a sixth wave of the COVID pandemic according to a regional health ministry report. Rising COVID cases...

EXPLAINER: Where you will need to show the COVID passport in the Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

THE EU COVID-19 certificate will be needed to access certain indoor areas in the Valencian Community from this Friday night. The compulsory measure starts at...

Neonazi gang blamed for spate of violent attacks in Valencia city on Spain’s eastern coast

THREE people have been arrested in Valencia over the attack of a young man who was beaten-up by a mob of ‘neonazis’ after a...

Javier Bardem-starring movie scoops record number of Goya award nominations in Spain

A film starring Javier Bardem has broken a Goya record by getting 20 nominations for the prestigious Spanish Film Academy awards. The Good Boss(El Buen...

Car salesman threatened with knife during test drive as customer steals car in Valencia area of Spain

A Valencia area car salesman took a customer on a test drive only to be threatened with a knife as the potential buyer drove...

Buy your dream home in the Valencia area of Spain from the trusted English-speaking experts of Playa Patacona Home...

IF you ever fancied owning a beach-side home close to Valencia city centre, then real-estate agents Playa Patacona Home Services offer the professionalism you...

Judges approve COVID passport which will take effect this week in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

SENIOR judges have rubber-stamped Valencian region plans to introduce a COVID passport for 30 days from this Friday(December 3). The regional Superior Court(TSJCV) approved the...

Which two of the world’s Top 25 Coastal Relocation Destinations are in Spain?

RECENT research has revealed the Top 25 coastal destinations in the world for permanent relocation - and two are in Spain. With the top five...

Starting date for COVID-19 passport revealed for Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

PROOF of vaccination will be a requirement to enter certain indoor areas from December 3 in the Valencian Community. Regional president, Ximo Puig, this Thursday...

Hospitality groups told that customers will need COVID passports to go indoors in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of...

A COVID-19 passport will be mandatory to enter bars, restaurants and nightlife businesses in the Valencian Community. Hospitality sector representatives from the region's three provinces...

COVID-19 certificate downloads soar before mandatory passports for indoor venues arrive in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

DOWNLOADS of COVID-19 certificates have doubled in a week in the Valencian Community ahead of an imminent start of COVID passport rules to access...

Spain’s Valencia announces major attractions for its year as World Design Capital 2022

A big programme for Valencia's year as 'World Design Capital' has been unveiled with exhibitions and conferences highlighting all aspects of design. A special launch...

Life-saving GPS system pinpoints emergency call locations in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

NEW technology is being used to track locations of emergency callers in the Valencian Community. The Advanced Mobile Location(AML) system pinpoints a mobile phone location...

WATCH: Wintry weather hits Spain’s Costa Blanca with snow, hail, and a mini-tornado

HAILSTORMS and a mini-tornado hit parts of the southern Costa Blanca overnight as temperatures dipped. Alicante streets were coated white through hail but the effect...

EXPLAINER: What we know about plans for COVID-19 passports for the Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

USING an EU COVID-19 certificate to enter some businesses will start within the next fortnight in the Valencian Community. Speaking this Monday, Valencian president, Ximo...

Green activists stage protests across Valencia in Spain calling for action in the wake of COP26 ‘blah blah blah’

ACTIVISTS in Valencia staged a weekend protest calling for action after what they branded the failure of COP26 in Glasgow to initiate real change. Dozens...

Unvaccinated patients make up two-thirds of intensive care COVID-19 cases in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

TWO out of three recent ICU hospital admissions for COVID-19 in the Valencian Community have involved unvaccinated patients. Official health figures for the period between...

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