SCHOOL IS FINALLY OUT: U-turn on plans to cancel school holidays for this year’s Fallas in Valencia

The decision taken by the education authorities in the Valencian capital is expected to be replicated by most local school boards throughout the region.

NO PLACE LIKE HOME: Promoters of Casa Cabanyal cultural centre in Valencia launch petition to avoid closure

IF there is one part of Valencia city that is well and truly off the beaten track, that would be the Cabanyal neighbourhood. For years,...

‘FOUL DEED’ as DNA traps selfish dog owner 70 kilometres away from home in Spain’s Valencian Community

A Xativa dog owner who didn't clean up their pet's poop on a 70 kilometre trip was left to count the cost as the...

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...

THE BIG DAY: COVID restrictions finally loosened throughout the Valencia region

The next step in the gradual winding down of prohibitions will not be taken until the authorities make sure that today’s reopening does not have a negative impact on COVID figures.

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...

We need to talk about your financial adviser…

by Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons) Managing Partner Chorus Financial Looking back, it’s obvious I was fairly naïve when I first moved to Spain in terms...

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...

THE SMALL PRINT: New bank charges introduced for receiving UK pensions in Spain

SEVERAL high-street Spanish banks have begun charging a fee for receiving money transfers from the UK. Nicole Chandler, 71, is a client of a major...

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...

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,...

WE HAVE LIFTOFF: Castellon-London flights to operate from May

FLIGHTS between Castellon and London will resume in May. Last year was supposed to be the busiest year yet for Castellon airport, but the virus...

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...

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...

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

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...