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Woman who planned on joining terrorists in Syria arrested in Spain

A YOUNG woman who was planning to join jihadist terrorists in Syria has been arrested in Spain. Police say the woman - born and raised...

Alicante mayor is puzzled over pandemic curfew proposal for Spain’s Costa Blanca

A PROMINENT Costa Blanca mayor says that he is 'puzzled' over a Valencian government suggestion to impose a night-time curfew to combat the spread...

SMOKE SIGNALS: Gandia bans smoking on Nord beach due to public health and environmental reasons

Each discarded butt is said to potentially pollute thousands of litres of seawater, leading to severe damage to marine life.

Living in Spain? Where will you pay Inheritance Tax?

‘In this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes’ – Benjamin Franklin Never a truer word spoken, and quite honestly a depressing one!  Part of...

Parks and camping sites will get police health safety checks over Easter in Spain’s Costa Blanca and Valencia regions

POLICE patrols are being stepped up across popular inland beauty spots across the Costa Blanca and Valencia regions during the Easter holiday period. The Valencian...

New COVID-19 cases hold firm across Spain’s Valencian Community

FRESH COVID-19 infections are continuing to stay above the 1,500 daily mark across the Valencian Community. A record daily number of 88 outbreaks were reported,...

LIGHTS OUT: Valencia region is third worst in Spain for light pollution and energy efficiency

Regional government sources insist that a project is currently being drawn up ready for the approval of a regional energy efficiency law in the near future.

FAT FIGHTERS: EU enforces limit on artificial trans fats in food products

Fried fast food is the most infamous culprit, although artificial trans fats can also be found in certain types of margarines and vegetable oils, bakery products and frozen pizzas, among others.

NO LIMITS IN SIGHT: Blind cyclist from Valencia’s Xativa to compete in 600km race through Morocco

Although he is partly there, having secured €5,000 of the necessary €11,000, Javier needs more help to realise his dream.

New COVID-19 cases continue downward spiral on Costa Blanca but are rising again in Spain’s Valencia area

NEW COVID-19 cases are continuing to fall on the Costa Blanca area, but the overall Valencian Community figure has shown an increase over seven...

Plans to instal 588 football pitches’ worth of solar panels in Valencia’s Chiva spark mass opposition

A multinational company has purchased land to the tune of €12.6 million to instal 420 hectares of solar panels – the equivalent of 588 football pitches.

What requirements do you need to buy a property in Spain if you are a foreigner?

Purchases of property in Spain by non-resident foreigners have a marked tourist character. What are the requirements of the banks? Cuenca & Mirasol tells...

The biggest risk to your investments and pensions… could it be your financial adviser?

by Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons) Managing Partner Chorus Financial Over the last decade Spanish expats have been exposed to some incredibly poor financial advice. In...

LAST ORDERS: Valencia’s bars and restaurants took €1 BILLION less in 2020

BARS and restaurants throughout the Valencian Community have lost over 44% of income this year due to the pandemic. Come December 31, businesses in the...

Enraged patient assaults two female hospital doctors in Spain’s Valencia City

A MALE PATIENT at Valencia's Hospital Clinico threw a chair and attacked two female doctors on Sunday(August 30), with one of them thrown to...

AZAHAR PROPERTIES: How to buy your dream Spanish home in the Valencia area with confidence and without actually coming...

THE global pandemic has caused us all to change the way we do business, like the buying and selling of products and services. The property...

HAPPY END OF YEAR: New Year’s Eve afternoon parties in Valencia go off without a hitch

The terraces of bars and restaurants throughout the region welcomed similar numbers of customers as any other afternoon or evening so far since the end of lockdown

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. More specifically, the...

Valencia president refuses to lift restrictions on bars and restaurants in Spain’s Costa Blanca

VALENCIA president Ximo Puig has told the regional parliament that he has no intention of an immediate lifting of restrictions on the hospitality sector,...

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

Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons) Managing Partner Chorus Financial I’ve come across a number of clients in the above-mentioned funds. They are commonly used by certain...

Village school tries to stay open in Spain’s Valencian Community by offering families a free home to get them...

A TINY village in the Valencian Community wants its primary school to stay open and is offering families free accommodation and a guarantee of...

Worst day yet for COVID-19 cases in record single-day total in Spain’s Valencian Community

A NEW daily record for coronavirus infections in the Valencian Community was announced today(November 10) with news of 2,341 positive tests over the last...

Valencia is open says tourism chief

By Eugene Costello VALENCIA remains open for visitors, with COVID restrictions more relaxed than most other regions, insists tourist chiefs. The city has been praised by...

Valencian president says ‘no plans’ for extra COVID-19 restrictions on Spain’s Costa Blanca

NO NEW restrictions are planned for Alicante Province in the fight against the spread of COVID-19, according to the Valencian Community president, Ximo Puig. On...

FROM SILICON VALLEY TO THE CONVENT: Leading Valencian entrepreneur gives everything up to become a closed order nun

A 36-YEAR-OLD technological entrepreneur from Valencia who launched a hugely successful start-up company in the US’ Silicon Valley has given it all up to...

SHINE ON ME: Tax cuts announced for fitting solar panels on houses in Valencia city

In addition, property owners who fit the panels will also be able to apply for grants covering 95% of the so-called ‘Icio’ tax, payable upon installing solar power systems.

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