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Lidl supermarkets announces €25 million expansion plans in Spain’s Valencia region

LIDL supermarkets will open eight new stores in the Valencian Community over the next 18 months. The retailer says that adds up to an investment...

Ukrainian refugees in Valencia’s beach towns are being told to leave for the summer to make way for tourists

MANY Ukrainians who found refuge in Valencian coastal towns are being asked to leave their accommodation as the summer season arrives, it has emerged. Refugees...

TRAVEL SPAIN: Five destinations to explore inland from the Costa Blanca

Travellers this Easter are advised that the regional Generalitat government has launched police checks at popular outing and picnic sites in inland and coastal areas to ensure that all anti-COVID measures are being observed.

Boy, 6, drowns in banned seaside swimming area as mother and brother survive in Spain’s Valencia

A boy, 6, drowned on Saturday while swimming with his mother and elder brother, 9, in a prohibited area of Canet d'en Berenguer beach...

Tap water had toxin levels up to 1,000 times over safety limit on Valencia region industrial estate in Spain

A Castellon Province waste management factory owner is being investigated over a poisonous discharge that forced drinking water supplies to be cut off for...

Businesses will get public money to introduce four-day working week in Spain’s Valencia region

GRANTS of up to €200,000 per company will be offered as an incentive for Valencian Community businesses to move some of their staff onto...

Thieves puncture car tyres in distraction burglary con at motorway service areas in Spain’s Valencia region

TWO people have been arrested for robbing motorists at AP-7 motorway service areas in Castellon Province. Tyres were deliberately punctured to set up distraction thefts. The...

Parents pimp out underage daughter for €100 to have sex with man, 78, in public park in Spain’s Valencia...

A 78-year-old man has been arrested for having sex with a underage girl in a Castellon public park in the Valencian Community. The girl's parents...

Castellon Province natural park boss investigated over 12 donkey deaths in Spain’s Valencia region

THE head of the Desert de les Palmes Natural Park, Toni Garcia, is being investigated by the Guardia Civil over the death of a...

Planned tourist tax ‘driving away’ British tourists from Spain’s Costa Blanca, despite Alicante and Benidorm councils refusing to charge...

A Valencian tourist tax proposal has been slammed by an Alicante Province small business federation, despite no plans for any local council to implement...

Ukraine refugees get free training for hospitality and tourism jobs in Spain’s Benidorm and Costa Blanca areas

UKRAINIAN refugees in the Valencian Community can get free training to work in the region's hospitality and tourism sectors. Many seasonal vacancies normally taken by...

Struggling petrol stations in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain get interest-free loans to survive fuel price cuts

INDEPENDENT and mainly family-run service station businesses in the Valencian Community have been offered an interest-free loan to help them survive. Pump price cuts of...

International ‘Cevisama’ ceramics fair cancelled in Spain’s Valencia as sector battles rising production costs

AN international Valencia trade fair showcasing ceramic tiles has been cancelled due to spiralling energy costs suffered by manufacturers. Cevisama was first staged in 1978...

Petrol stations could close this Friday in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain because they can’t afford to...

SMALLER petrol stations could close in the Valencian Community this Friday- the very day that a government-mandated 20 cents per litre fall in pump...

Ukrainian refugees robbed of €7,000 and valuables at Valencia region motorway service area in Spain

A Ukrainian refugee family were robbed of €7,000 and valuables in a distraction theft at a Castellon motorway service area in the Valencian Community. The...

Truckers strike could close bars and restaurants in Spain’s Costa Blanca and Valencia areas, claims hospitality association

A Valencian Community hospitality association says bars and restaurants will 'close soon' due to the truckers strike, with thousands of jobs on the line. SOS...

Covid-19 restrictions to end in Spain’s Costa Blanca except for indoor masks and smoking ban on outside terraces

NEARLY all Covid-19 pandemic restrictions have been removed in the Valencian Community, some two years after the coronavirus struck. Valencian president, Ximo Puig, announced on...

A week to go….but March already wettest for 72 years in Spain’s Costa Blanca and Valencia areas

DROUGHT fears expressed a few weeks ago with warnings of water-rationing have been banished by record March rainfalls in the Valencian Community. With a week...

Destructive sect accused of sexually abusing children and adults on farm estate in Spain’s Castellon area

NINE members of a cult group that sexually abused children and adults have been arrested in the Valencian Community. The Policia Nacional detained four men...

Daily Covid-19 infection updates scrapped in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

A new sign of post-pandemic normality has been announced by the Valencian government with daily Covid-19 infection updates abolished. Figures on infections, deaths, and hospital...

New measures to clamp down on exploitation of prostitutes in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

BROTHELS in the Valencian Community hiding under the cover of legitimate entertainment businesses will be closed down as part of new measures to reduce...

Five-point plan unveiled by Spain’s Valencia region to help Ukraine and refugees

A five-point plan has been announced by the Valencian government on Tuesday to help the Ukraine and refugees that are already in Spain. Details were...

Train passengers face longer high-speed rail journeys between Costa Blanca and Madrid in Spain

POLITICIANS and business groups are fuming about a train station switch that will add 15 minutes to high-speed rail journeys between Alicante and Madrid. Rail...

Jealous paranoid boyfriend jailed for 32 years after brutally abusing and torturing woman in Spain’s Valencia region

A man has been jailed for 32 years after putting his girlfriend through three months of extreme abuse at their home in Castellon in...

Over 9,000 COVID-19 deaths recorded since start of pandemic in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

THE coronavirus pandemic death toll has gone over the 9,000 mark in the Valencian Community. Thursday's Health Ministry figures reported an additional 15 deaths taking...

Russian invasion of the Ukraine described as ‘terrible blow’ to economic recovery of Spain’s Costa Blanca and Valencia areas

VALENCIAN Community president, Ximo Puig, has branded Thursday's invasion of the Ukraine by Russia as a 'terrible blow' to the recovery of the region's...

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