Wednesday, August 4, 2021

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DESPERATE TIMES… Ford manufacturers in Spain’s Valencia to launch stripped-down models due to global microchip shortage

This means whole batches of certain models will hit the market without facilities such as the parking assistant.

Shantytown takes over unused Formula 1 racetrack in Spain’s Valencia

The total cost of hosting the European Grand Prix in Valencia was said to be in the region of €308 million.

Curfew reduces COVID infections in 70% of areas in Spain’s Valencia region

AS the enforcement of restrictions to combat the fifth wave of COVID in the Valencia region continues to spark argument and heated debate, the...

Child killed in fire in house containing marihuana plantation in Spain’s Valencia

A SIX-YEAR-OLD child died in a house fire in the Valencia area yesterday (Monday July 27) – and when the rescue team broke into...

Furniture thieves caught after stealing €100,000 worth of 17th century furniture in Spain’s Castellon

TWO women have been arrested on suspicion of stealing several pieces of 17th century furniture valued at €100,000 in Castellon Province. An investigation was launched...

OFFLINE: Spain’s Castellon Province among the worst for internet access in the country

Seven towns in Castellon have more than 1,000 homes each without broadband access – and the top three are major coastal tourist resorts.

Spain COVID-19: Now 20-29 year olds can get vaccine if they live in Valencia

THE VALENCIAN Community has been contacting 20-29 year-olds to offer vaccination appointments. People in those age groups are being urged to get vaccinated amid a...

How Spain’s Valencia region has become a coastal paradise for wine lovers

Wine tourism is taking off across the region of Valencia. Matthew Desoutter at Simply Spanish Wine takes a look at what's on offer.

Owners of abandoned luxury hotel in Spain’s Valencia refuse to give up struggle against the council

THE owners of an historic luxury seafront hotel in Valencia are locked in an endless legal battle with the city council. Sidi Saler was a...

Hundreds of people conned into paying €500 for bogus holiday rentals on the Costa Blanca in Spain

A 67-year-old conman fleeced hundreds of people by charging for non-existent holiday rentals on the Costa Blanca. The Policia Nacional arrested the fraudster at an...

Mercadona gets €2.5 million fine for installing facial-recognition cameras in their supermarkets in Spain

MERCADONA has been fined €2.5 million by Spain's data protection agency over a 'facial recognition' system trial. The aim was to spot supermarket customers that...

Bullfight organisers fined €3,000 in Spain’s Valencia over escaped bull that was shot dead by police

THE tragic case of a bull that escaped from the bullring in Algemesi (Valencia) two years ago and was shot dead by the Local...

Over 200 new ‘build to rent’ houses planned for Spain’s Valencia city

PLANS have been unveiled to build 216 new properties to let in Valencia city centre. The ‘build to rent’ scheme will cost an estimated €50...

Art lovers in uproar after 40-year-old mural by world-renowned artist is painted over in Spain’s Castellon

CASTELLON city council has come under fire this week after workers painted over a huge and historic mural created by internationally renowned local artist...

New sanitary waste treatment plant underway in Spain’s Valencia area

WORK is now underway to build a sanitary refuse treatment plant in Buñol (Valencia Province). Even before the coronavirus pandemic, the Valencia region had a...

Grants of up to €7,000 should soon be available for buyers of electric cars in Spain’s Valencia region

GOING GREENER in Spain should become a lot cheaper soon, as buyers of electric and hybrid cars will receive government incentives of up to...

COVID ‘fifth wave’ collapses health centres in Spain’s Castellon

LOCAL health centres throughout Castellon Province are reporting severe problems caused by the fifth COVID wave currently sweeping the Valencia region. Spokespeople for the public...

Valencia: How Spain’s third city transformed into a beacon for ‘smart and sustainable’ living

MUCH has changed in the way Valencia sees and presents itself in recent years. This is the city that became famous around the world for...

DESTINATION VALENCIA: Spanish region welcomes surge in UK travellers following easing of restrictions

UP to 32 flights from the UK are due to land in the Valencia region today (Monday) on the first day since the easing...

Covid jabs for school kids to be discussed as vaccinations for under-30s starts this week throughout Spain’s Valencia region

THE ROLLOUT of Covid-19 vaccinations in the Valencian region reaches a new milestone in the next few days. Communication will be sent to those aged...

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...

Spain’s Peñiscola calls for COVID infection rates to be worked out according to summer population figures

COVID infection percentages worked out according to population numbers at the beginning of the year are much higher than they should be now.

Hotels in Spain’s Castellon weather the COVID storm thanks to domestic tourism

DOMESTIC tourism is keeping Castellon hotels afloat this year. According to new figures published by regional hospitality trade association Hosbec, the hotel sector in the...

IN THE LOOP: Spain’s Valencia hosts first European Hyperloop Week event

This is the first time an event of this kind has been held outside the USA, which makes the selection of Valencia even more special.

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK: Two Star hotel up for sale in Spain’s rural Castellon

A TWO-STAR hotel in Cabanes has been listed for sale online for those looking for a business opportunity. The Hotel La Cava in the Castellon...

SAFETY ALERT: Residents in Loriguilla, a town in Spain’s Valencia region, warned not to drink tap water

THE local council of Loriguilla (Valencia) announced on July 13 that the tap water is not fit for human consumption. Authorities have banned the use...

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