Friday, January 27, 2023

Valencian Community

GREEN TOWNS: Small village in Castellon among the 10 most environmentally friendly towns in Spain according to Greenpeace

A SMALL mountain village in inland Castellon is one of the 10 most environmentally friendly towns in Spain, according to Greenpeace. A study by the...

LIGHTS OUT: Valencia region is third worst in Spain for light pollution and energy efficiency

Regional government sources insist that a project is currently being drawn up ready for the approval of a regional energy efficiency law in the near future.

No UK tourists means many hotels in Benidorm and across Spain’s Costa Blanca will not reopen before July

HALF of Costa Blanca's hotels are not going to reopen before July according to a leading hotel association. Benidorm-based Hosbec says that 50% of its...

LATEST COVID-19 case numbers from the Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain continue in the right direction

127 new coronavirus infections have been reported in the Valencian Community today(May 4) according to the regional health ministry. That is a fall on a...

LATE VERDICT as Costa Blanca residents in Spain will be told this Saturday about COVID restriction changes that start...

RESIDENTS in the Valencian Community will have to wait until the last minute to find out what health restrictions they will have to follow...

NO FIBBING: Live music festivals in Spain’s Benicassim could welcome larger crowds this year

A proposal to allow 10,000 spectators into Valencia’s open-air La Marina for a number of shows this summer is already on the cards and, if all goes according to plan, looks likely to go ahead.

Coastal resort gets top tourism award for Valencian region on Spain’s Costa Blanca

GUARDAMAR DEL SEGURA has come top out of all Valencian Region towns for its business website. "Marketplace in Guardamar del Segura" is developed by their...

SHIPS LOCKED DOWN: Two container carriers quarantined at Valencia port due to COVID outbreaks on board

Spokespeople for the port management have guaranteed full compliance with all existing COVID measures and sanitary guidelines on behalf of the crews.

WELL, NOT ENTIRELY: Up to 21 towns in Spain’s Valencia region maintain zero COVID infections over the last two...

JUST like the village of Asterix and Obelix, surrounded on all sides by the Romans, 10 towns in Castellon Province have managed to completely...

Stranded British family launch appeal to raise funds to return home from Spain after coronavirus blights Benidorm dream

A BRITISH family who moved to Benidorm on Spain’s Costa Blanca and have been left penniless after losing their jobs in the coronavirus crisis...

BUY LOCAL: Agricultural union in Spain’s Valencia urges consumers to support regional and national producers

To set the balance right, the Valencian co-op makes a simple suggestion: buy Valencian and Spanish produce, if possible directly from farmers at markets or from small businesses.

NOT BAD: Valencia claims mid-table slot on list of Spanish cities for quality of life according to resident survey

A recent survey among expats from all over the world revealed Valencia as the number one favourite place to live out of a list of 66 cities from all seven continents.

What’s the worst that can happen to your investment or pension in Spain?

by Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons) Managing Partner Chorus Financial Often the first question asked by clients considering an investment or pension with Chorus Financial! So,...

WELL CONNECTED: Spain’s Valencia and Alicante aim to become major hubs for data processing centres

Data centres store all the information digitalised by companies, some of which are operative 99.99% of the time – meaning they are only switched off for 26 minutes once a year.

TWO YEARS ON: Still no news about British man who went missing in Spain’s Valencia area in 2019

THIS week makes two years with no news about a British resident who went missing in Ontinyent (Valencia Province) on April 27, 2019. Then 32-year-old...

AT LAST! Facemasks may cease to be obligatory in Spain’s Valencia region by end of summer

The Spanish government insists that the obligation to wear a mask in public will be maintained until herd immunity is officially reached.

CASTELLON TAKES OFF: Aeroplane construction and maintenance course planned for Castellon-Costa Azahar airport

CASTELLON airport will host professional plane building and maintenance courses from September. The Generalitat announced yesterday (Wednesday April 28) that up to 30 young students...

COVID SUCCESS: More people fully vaccinated than infected with COVID in Spain’s Valencia region

Despite the successful advance of the inoculation campaign, the department led by councillor Ana Barcelo warns that the pandemic is far from over.

World’s FIRST sustainable ‘fast ferry’ will connect Spain’s Mallorca to Denia from this weekend

Priced at a startling €90 million, Balearia's Eleanor Roosevelt is the first ferry of its type in the world, operating with innovative natural gas engines

FATAL STING as cyclist dies after swallowing a bee during a ride in Valencia region of Spain

A 59-year-old cyclist died after he swallowed a bee when out on a ride with friends. The man was riding his bike in the Valencian town...

BRUTAL KILLING: Man in Spain’s Valencia on trial for murder of a friend who was ‘a bit homosexual’

The suspected murderer claims he didn’t mean to kill his friend and that he was taken by surprise by Horacio’s advances

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...

DEAD BODY FOUND: Third murdered woman this year found in countryside in Spain’s Valencia region

The Guardia Civil is calling on residents not to jump to any conclusions until the case is solved.

SWAN’S CORNER: ‘A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine to do well’….a catchy...

Now is the time to fill out Spain’s annual Personal Income tax return (“declaración de la renta” or PIT). Here is what you need...

Food for thought: Is chorizo in paella really such a bad thing?

THE other day, while treating myself to a paella in Valencia’s Plaça del Mercat, I asked a passing waiter for alioli.  The horror on the...

Could you be paying less for your investments and pensions in Spain?

Tracy Storer Senior Partner Chorus Financial I’ve just come out of a regular review with one of my clients, and top of the agenda was an analysis...




Deranged caretaker violently shook, stuffed rags over woman’s face in shocking case of elder abuse

A deranged caretaker has been caught on a secret camera violently shaking and suffocating an elderly handicapped woman. National Police officers arrested the suspect in...


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