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Man tries to strangle health centre receptionist in Valencia area of Spain

TWO Gandia health centre receptionists were attacked by a man who walked in and started to insult them. The man appeared at the Beniopa centre...

Anabolic steroid gang imported drugs to sell in gyms and stores across Spain’s Costa Blanca

THOUSANDS of doses of illegally-imported anabolic steroids have been seized in Policia Nacional raids across the Valencian Community. 16 people have been arrested for running...

X-rays foil plan to illegally access Spain’s health system for emergency dentistry in Valencia area

A Valencia Province man has been arrested for illegally using a friend's health card to get emergency dental treatment. The man, 30, went to hospital...

Twin girls abandoned and looked after by brother, 9, while father worked in Valencia area orchard in Spain

A Gandia man, 66, abandoned his twin girls, aged 2, and his nine-year-old son, on a daily basis as he went to work. The Policia...

Family called ‘troglodytes’ for using regional language at Valencia area bar in Spain

A Valencia Province bar has been accused of refusing to serve a family who wanted to order in the regional Valenciano language as opposed...

Swindlers ran online custom-made sofa shop that never delivered from empty warehouse in Spain’s Valencia

THREE fraudsters ran a online 'made-to-order' sofa shop in Valencia Province that netted €543,095 in orders which were never fulfilled. The Guardia Civil have arrested...

Galicia president Feijoo gets unopposed run to be proclaimed as new leader of Spain’s Partido Popular

GALICIA president Alberto Nuñez Feijoo will succeed Pablo Casado as leader of Spain's conservative Partido Popular. Feijoo received over 55,000 nominations on Thursday after a...

Transsexual woman wants to become the new leader of Spain’s Partido Popular

A transsexual woman from Gandia in Valencia Province says she wants to become the next leader of Spain's Partido Popular. Alexia Herranz, 29, plans to...

Mass vaccination centres reopening for COVID-19 booster shots in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

SIX mass vaccination points will reopen in the Valencian Community on Monday(January 31) to accelerate the COVID-19 vaccine booster programme. The so-called 'vacunodromos' were used...

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...

Tragic death of ‘happy’ young boy, 7, during football training session in Valencia area of Spain

A seven-year-old boy collapsed and died during a football training session at a Valencia Province club on Thursday night. The youngster, named as Edward Almendras...

Police in Valencia area of Spain rescue Nigerian woman forced into prostitution by voodoo rites

TWO people have been arrested in Valencia Province for human trafficking after Nigerian women were tricked by voodoo rites into becoming sex slaves. A victim...

Youths arrested for attempted murder as they mowed down teenagers on bicycles on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A revenge attack has seen three young men arrested in Gandia for trying to kill three minors by ploughing into their bicycles with a...

Record summer for hospitality trade in Spain’s Gandia

But even more impressive is the fact that, as well as being a prime destination for domestic tourism once again, Gandia was one of only four Spanish resorts to register an increase in overnight stays on behalf of foreign visitors.

Sudden 80 kph gust of hot wind knocks over large Ferris wheel in Spain’s Gandia

Further north in Castellon, another thermic blowout pushed temperatures above 42ºC… at 2 am on Sunday morning.

Forest fire forces evacuation of 160 residents in Spain’s Valencia Province

THE first major forest fire in the Valencia region this summer forced the evacuation of 160 residents in La Safor (Valencia Province) over the...

HAPPY CAMPERS? Plans underway to build luxury seafront campsite in Spain’s Gandia

PLANS for a luxury campsite in Gandia (La Safor, Valencia Province) are causing a heated debate among residents, local and regional governments. The plans, which...

‘MAIL ORDER DRUGS’ as Costa Blanca gang send out marijuana parcels from Alicante-Elche airport in Spain

FOUR men have been arrested over a major marijuana growing and shipping operation that dispatched customer orders from Alicante-Elche airport. The criminal enterprise was co-ordinated...

GANDIA UNI SUCCESS: University campus in Spain’s Gandia doubles investment in scientific research over last year

Investment is said to come mainly from the Spanish and Valencian governments, plus a rising percentage of European funding.

ON TRIAL: Nigerian sex slave traffickers operating in Spain’s Gandia face 30 years in prison

A fourth suspect is said to be at large in London and failed to answer the court summons

GANDIA VICE: Prostitution and drugs ring smashed in Spain’s Valencia

THE Guardia Civil has dismantled a prostitution and drug trafficking gang operating in Gandia and Alzira (Valencia Province). Four suspects - two men and two...

SMOKE SIGNALS: Gandia bans smoking on Nord beach due to public health and environmental reasons

Each discarded butt is said to potentially pollute thousands of litres of seawater, leading to severe damage to marine life.

WELCOME TO TREE CITY: Valencia’s Gandia earns international award for its trees and gardens

GANDIA has been officially named ‘Tree City of the World’ by the United Nations (UN). The capital of La Safor district (Valencia Province) currently has...

Man found murdered at home in Valencia’s Gandia

A 67-YEAR-OLD man has been found dead and tied up in his home in Gandia (La Safor, Valencia). The body of Carlos Almiñana was discovered...

CITIZEN CANE: Bamboo and undergrowth cleared from La Safor rivers

THE buildup of bamboo canes and undergrowth in riverbeds and under bridges throughout the Valencian Community is usually the main culprit of the heavy...

IT’S RAINING MILLIONS: Spain’s El Gordo Christmas lottery floods the Valencian Community with joy – and lots of cash

The Christmas El Gordo lottery left €43.7 million in the La Safor district capital on Tuesday

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