Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Valencian Community

Guy Ritchie film starring Jake Gyllenhaal to shoot in Spain with base in Alicante area football stadium car park

A blockbuster thriller movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal will have its location base at a Petrer sports stadium car park. 'The Interpreter' will be directed by...

Alicante’s Three Kings Parade will go ahead on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ALICANTE'S Three Kings Parade will go ahead this Wednesday afternoon with extra COVID-19 safety measures. A number of Valencian Community towns and cities including Valencia...

Alicante predicts 2022 ‘boom’ for cruise ship arrivals on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ALICANTE City Council says that cruise ship passengers visiting the area will more than quadruple in 2022. The authority also predicts that tourists spending time...

Unvaccinated people told to stay away from New Year’s Eve parties in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

VALENCIAN Community residents who have received no COVID-19 vaccines have been told to stay away from New Year's Eve parties. The appeal came this Thursday...

Grapes of wrath for Costa Blanca vineyard owner in Spain who was not paid for UK export deal

A Catalan businessman has been arrested for scamming an Alicante Province farmer out of 45 tons of grapes that ended up in Manchester. The farmer...

Trapped climbers in overnight rescue drama on famous Costa Blanca peak in Spain

FIVE climbers trapped on Monte Ponoig in Alicante Province have been rescued after an overnight operation by regional firefighters Monte Ponoig, overlooking Polop, is nicknamed...

Girlfriend killer takes hostages and fires shots at police in Costa Blanca stand-off in Spain

AN early morning siege in Elche ended in the arrest of a man accused of killing his girlfriend on Christmas Day. The Policia Nacional swooped...

Mobile phone dealer in €500,000 insurance fraud on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A mobile phone dealer made dozens of bogus claims to con an insurance company out of €500,000-worth of new 'high-end' phones. The fraudster has been...

Man claims bouncers beat him up outside Costa Blanca night club in Spain

A Denia man has accused four night club security workers of attacking and injuring him for no good reason. The 43-year-old victim has filed a...

Three Kings Parade in Spain’s Valencia City cancelled over COVID-19 concerns

VALENCIA City has scrapped next Wednesday's Three Kings parade because it cannot guarantee that COVID safety rules can be followed. It has however exploring a...

New Year farce as Murcia party-goers book coaches to Spain’s Costa Blanca to avoid early COVID closures

MURCIA'S HoyTu hospitality group says people frustrated with regional COVID restrictions are chartering coaches to celebrate New Year's Eve on the Costa Blanca. HoyTu president,...

Alicante area robbers stole dozens of cars and electrical goods from over 80 homes in Spain

A major Alicante Province home robbery gang has been broken up in a joint Guardia Civil-Policia Nacional operation. 14 people have been arrested and two...

Jewellery thieves arrested in road chase on Spain’s Costa Blanca after robbing homes in Murcia and Valencia

TWO jewellery thieves who took watches, rings, and bracelets worth over €116,000 from four homes in the Murcia and Valencia areas have been arrested...

Disorientated British expat, 80, with hypothermia is found on Valencia area roadside in Spain

A British man, 80, was found on the side of a Valencia Province highway in a cold and disorientated state. The discovery was made in...

No plans for tougher COVID-19 restrictions for New Year and Three Kings holidays in Costa Blanca area of Spain

FRESH restrictions to counter the latest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic are not coming yet to the Valencian Community. Valencian president, Ximo Puig, said that...

Costa Blanca-based ‘smishing’ con fleeces €600,000 out of unsuspecting bank customers in Spain

A nationwide con saw 106 bank customers robbed of €600,000 from their accounts after they unknowingly provided access to their 'log-in' and personal details. Operation...

Tourists robbed by violent young mob in popular Costa Blanca visitor area in Spain

NINE Spaniards have been arrested for robbing people in the Levante Pier area of Alicante. The Policia Nacional said the thieves, aged between 19 and...

Snails and thistles: These are the weird and wonderful regional Christmas dishes eaten across Spain

CHRISTMAS would not look a lot like Christmas without traditional dishes and desserts. In countries like the United Kingdom, Christmas without roast potatoes and gravy...

Ryanair cuts flights in and out of Spain this January due to COVID-19

RYANAIR says its temporarily suspending more than 80 routes in and out of Spain during January. The budget carrier blames COVID-19 travel restrictions as well...

Macabre Secret Santa-style present of a lamb’s head could destroy political coalition in Valencia region of Spain

AN angry row over a lamb's head threatens to end a political pact on a Valencian Community council. The Vinaros municipality in Castellon Province is...

Big response to COVID-19 vaccine shots for children aged 9 to 11 in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of...

70% of children aged between 9 and 11 years have already received their first COVID vaccination in the Valencian Community. The Pfizer doses were administered...

Safety first for Three Kings as world’s oldest Magi parade will go ahead in Spain

THE world's oldest Three Kings parade is going ahead in Alcoy in Alicante Province on January 5, but with capacity limits and restrictions. The Magi...

Fake news as social media hoax ruffles feathers over bogus COVID-19 night curfews in Costa Blanca area of Spain

THE Valencian government has warned residents about a 'bulo'(hoax) notice being posted on social media about COVID restrictions. The official-looking advert announcing a curfew has...

Costa Blanca mayor who got early COVID-19 vaccine jab in Spain may get 12-year top job ban

LA NUCIA'S mayor, Bernabe Cano, could be barred from holding his area's highest office for 12 years if convicted of COVID-19 vaccine queue jumping. Cano...

Police collar major drug-trafficking and money laundering criminals in Alicante and Valencia areas of Spain

TWO drug and money-laundering gangs that did business with each other have been brought down in the Valencian Community. A seven month joint-probe between the...

Angry business leaders rebel against ‘unacceptable’ tourist tax plans for Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

PLANS for a tourist tax in the Valencian Community have been slammed by business and tourism associations. The levy could take effect in Spring 2023...

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