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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...

SWAN’S CORNER:- The Pitfalls of Buying Spanish Rustic Property

THERE are many property professionals in Spain that do an excellent job airbrushing the considerable risks associated with buying rustic properties. Clearly, planning regulations...

COVID burglars arrested in Valencia Province

THREE people have been arrested for allegedly committing 14 burglaries in Valencia and Castellon provinces while being infected with COVID. The two men and one...

Valencia launches drive to become climate-neutral by 2030

VALENCIA city will be partly climate-neutral before 2030. The local council plans to approve a motion on Thursday (February 25) entitled ‘Valencia Ciudad Neutra’ (‘Valencia...

ONE WEEK ON: Riots over rapper’s arrest continue while issue deeply divides Spanish government and public opinion

Far from blowing over, the original issue has now split into several different directions.

BUSTED: Costa Blanca prostitution gang who cheated COVID-19 travel rules to lure victims into Spain

POLICE have smashed a Costa Blanca-based European prostitution gang that supplied women with fake medical papers to beat COVID-19 border closures. Polish and Russian women...

CITIZEN CANE: Bamboo and undergrowth cleared from La Safor rivers

THE buildup of bamboo canes and undergrowth in riverbeds and under bridges throughout the Valencian Community is usually the main culprit of the heavy...

Third night of rioting over arrest of rapper Pablo Hasel

LAST night (Thursday February 18) saw the third consecutive round of rioting in Catalunya and elsewhere over the imprisonment of rapper Pablo Hasel. Once again,...

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...

SPAIN BURNS: Protests against the imprisonment of rapper Pablo Hasel spiral into violence

Meanwhile, the issue is sending shockwaves through the Spanish political system.

LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL: Bars and restaurants in the Valencia region to reopen in March

BARS and restaurants in the Valencian Community will reopen gradually from March 1 – COVID permitting. A meeting between the regional Health department and representatives...

Top court rejects ordering an ‘urgent’ reopening of bars and restaurants in Spain’s Valencian Community

THE Valencian Supreme Court(TSJ) has ruled out ordering an 'urgent' and 'immediate' reopening of hospitality businesses in the Valencian Community. Judges will now take the...

Valencian president calls for European COVID-free travel zone

VALENCIAN president Ximo Puig is calling for the creation of a European ‘safe travel’ zone to relaunch tourism as soon as possible after the...

WELCOME TO ‘MANHATTAN’: Plans for mega development complex in Valencia’s Cullera to go ahead despite court setback

THE highly controversial development known as ‘Manhattan’ will finally go ahead as planned in Cullera (Valencia Province) despite a court sentence against it. Now 17...

Valencian ‘star surgeon’ included on Forbes list of 100 best doctors in Spain

THE new edition of the Forbes list of the 100 best doctors in Spain now has a Valencian name on it. Star surgeon Pedro Cavadas...

LIQUID GOLD: Valencian nurses discover method to squeeze extra jab out of COVID vaccination vial

TWO Valencian nurses have found a way to increase the number of doses available in each Pfizer anti-COVID vial. The pharmaceutical company states that each...

SWAN’S CORNER: Legal Pointers on Building Work in Spain’s Valencian Community

So you have found your perfect fixer upper home in the Valencia region and now its time to put your own stamp in it! Here...

SWAN’S CORNER: Do I really need to make a Spanish will?

It is all too common for many of us to put off making a will in Spain. After all, it is very much part of...

SWAN’S CORNER: Time to check if you have to declare your non-Spanish assets on Form 720

SPRING is on the way and so you MUST check if you are obliged to file a 720 Declaration by the end of March...

IT’S OFFICIAL: Valencia hospitality closures extended until March

Regional president Ximo Puig finally confirmed the measure this morning after a week full of negotiations, speculation and protests

SWAN’S CORNER: A Quick Guide to Tax Aspects of Remote Working in Spain

BECAUSE of the COVID-19 pandemic, remote working has increased considerably.   Thanks to the use of new techs, it is presented as a way to reduce...

BREAKING: Hospitality workers and business owners protest outside regional government HQ in Valencia

AN estimated 200 employees and business owners within the hospitality sector are at this moment protesting outside the regional government headquarters in Valencia city. Angry...

Valencia tourism board launches campaign to attract Chinese visitors

THE Valencian tourism board has launched an intensive campaign to attract Chinese visitors to the region. Planned to coincide with Chinese New Year tomorrow (February...

BEAUTIFUL BUT DEADLY: Iberian wolves expected to return to Spain’s Valencia region within the next five years

WOLVES are expected to return to the Valencia region. Leading biologists believe that the combination of dwindling population figures in rural areas and the increasing...

One child dies and another is critically injured in unrelated suicide attempts in Valencia within 12 hours of each...

A CHILD aged 13 committed suicide just 12 hours after another 10-year-old boy reportedly attempted to take his own life in Valencia city this...

WHAT A LOAD OF RUBBISH: Surge in COVID-related hospital refuse triggers storage chaos in Valencia

THE huge increase in disposable hospital refuse due to the COVID pandemic is causing severe storage and disposal problems. In Valencia city, six refrigerated lorries...

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