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MARCH 8: COVID forces change to International Women’s Day celebrations in Castellon

THIS year’s International Women’s Day on March 8 will be very different in Spain due to the coronavirus pandemic, and Castellon is no exception. The...

Four tonnes of marijuana set alight by Spanish police after three arrested in drug factory raid

OVER four tonnes of marijuana was seized and burned by Guardia Civil as three people were arrested in Aragon’s city of Teruel. Including the three...

GET CREATIVE! Coworking and creation centre at rock-bottom prices launched in Valencia city

THERE is no shortage of creative talent in the world - from musicians to artists, handcraft artisans and technology wizards, exciting new projects are...

Why UK tourists flying into Costa Blanca’s airport in Spain might spot a change

THE name of Costa Blanca's airport has got even longer with the Alicante-Elche facility now adding Orihuela poet Miguel Hernandez to its title. The Official...

COSTA BLANCA curfew set to continue as judges will rule over the extension of one of Spain’s few remaining...

VALENCIA'S Supreme Court(TSJCV) will decide this week whether the Valencian Community's midnight curfew can continue past May 24. Regional president, Ximo Puig, initially wanted the...

COVID-19 cases are rising very slowly in the Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

A slow upward trend in new coronavirus infections is developing in the Valencian Community. Latest figures from the regional health ministry show 210 new COVID-19...

WELCOME TO WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL: Spain’s Valencia gears up to host year-long international festival in 2022

This is the first time the honours have been bestowed upon a Spanish city, following an unsuccessful bid by Bilbao in 2014.

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...

Third prison fire in two weeks leaves one inmate dead in Spain’s Castellon

AN inmate at Castellon’s Albocasser prison died in the early hours of this morning (Monday) after setting fire to the mattress in his cell...

Outrage: Phone company threatens fine over missing router lost in house collapse that killed two in Spain’s Castellon

A MAN whose partner and son were killed when his house collapsed has been threatened with a fine by telecommunications company MasMovil for not...

Town in Spain’s Castellon province offers €2,000 reward for each birth or adoption in bid to reverse declining population

LA MATA DE MORELLA, a town of just 170 residents, will welcome each new birth or adoption with €2,000, an incentive to boost numbers...

Happy ending after woman falls into cold sea at popular Torrevieja promenade on Spain’s Costa Blanca

GUARDIA Civil officers rescued a woman who accidentally slipped into the sea in Torrevieja. The incident happened on Saturday evening in a rocky area known...

Woman bludgeons man to death with a hammer in Valencia area of Spain

A woman has been arrested by the Guardia Civil after using a hammer to bludgeon a man to death at her Betera home ...

Woman, 80, dies after heated row with elderly husband in Valencia area of Spain

AN 80-year-old woman died on Saturday after a heated argument with her husband in Miramar, Valencia Province. Her partner, also in his 80s, pushed her...

Costa Blanca orange growers cry ‘foul’ as Spain’s supermarkets squeeze them dry

ORANGE farmers in Alicante Province say crop prices have collapsed because of cheap imports from South Africa and supermarkets getting rock-bottom deals. The Alicante Young...

Errant owner who failed to pick up after her dog on Spain’s Costa del Sol tracked down to home...

THE owner of a bull terrier in the Valencian town of Paterna received a nasty surprise when she received a fine of €500 for...

Spectacular world-famous Fallas featuring fireworks and giant statues return to Spain’s Valencia

THE Fallas de Valencia celebrations are in full swing with a return to pre-pandemic schedules. The heady mix of fireworks, bonfires, flowers, festivals, and eye-catching...

British robber caught stealing 21 brass taps from old hospital building in Spain’s Valencia

A British man has been arrested by the Policia Nacional for stealing 21 brass taps from a building formerly used by a Valencia hospital. The...

Teenage boy in Spain’s Valencia area can’t speak after father fractures skull over not taking a shower

A teenage boy suffered three skull fractures and has lost his ability to speak, temporarily at least, after being hit by his father. The boy,...

Work to reopen Costa Blanca railway line in Spain closed in 1975 could cost up to €250 million

A report says restoring the rail link between Denia and Gandia is 'a realistic and sustainable solution' to local demands. Train services between the centres...

EXCLUSIVE: Crisis at Torrevieja hospital on Spain’s Costa Blanca as doctors quit in their droves and patients wait ‘up...

DOCTORS at the Costa Blanca’s most beleaguered hospital have slammed the appalling working conditions and disgraceful levels of care. They told the Olive Press that...

Motorcyclist has leg amputated after drugged-up motorist crashes into him on Costa Blanca road in Spain

A 63-year-old motorcyclist had to have a leg amputated after a drugged-up driver collided with him in Mutxamel, Alicante Province. The crash happened on July...

First death reported of pregnant woman with COVID-19 in Spain’s Valencian Community

A 40-year-old Villarreal woman has become the first pregnant victim of COVID-19 in the Valencian Community. She passed away at Castellon's La Plana hospital yesterday(December...

COVID-19 cases in Spain’s Valencian Community remain amongst highest rates in country

NEW COVID-19 cases in the Valencian Community are continuing to be amongst the highest in Spain. The region is only behind the Madrid area and...

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