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Alicante City hotels are nearly 75% full for Easter holidays on Spain’s Costa Blanca

EASTER holiday bookings for the Alicante City area are seeing a return to levels last seen in 2019- the year before the start of...

Costa Blanca property sales led the pack for 2021 house deals in Spain

THE Valencian Community had the most home sales per head of population of any Spanish region in 2021, according to the College of Registrars. Their...

Man kills girlfriend’s ex-partner by running him over in the street of Spain’s Valencia area

A 21-year-old Valencia Province man has been charged with homicide after running over and killing his girlfriend's ex-partner, also 21. The incident happened in Serra...

Italian mafia crime boss and two henchmen arrested in Valencia area of Spain

AN Italian mafia drugs lord and his two lieutenants have been arrested in Valencia Province. The leader has been detained by the Policia Nacional in...

Farmers threatened by cheap imports use tractors to snarl up centre of Spain’s Valencia City

ANGRY farmers complaining about unfair competition caused by cheap non-EU imports took to the streets of Valencia City on Friday. Over 220 tractors led the...

Man gets police fine after complaining over poor service from prostitute in Spain’s Valencia area

A man who paid a prostitute €30 ended up with a big fine after complaining about her to Albal's Policia Local. The disgruntled customer walked...

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...

Neonazi gang blamed for spate of violent attacks in Valencia city on Spain’s eastern coast

THREE people have been arrested in Valencia over the attack of a young man who was beaten-up by a mob of ‘neonazis’ after a...

Javier Bardem-starring movie scoops record number of Goya award nominations in Spain

A film starring Javier Bardem has broken a Goya record by getting 20 nominations for the prestigious Spanish Film Academy awards. The Good Boss(El Buen...

Social media bomb hoaxer is arrested after fruitless search of a Valencia Metro station in Spain

A Valencia man has been arrested by the Policia Nacional for spreading a bogus bomb threat via social media. Police swooped on the 21-year-old after...

Woman does nothing after her boyfriend falls from a Valencia fifth-floor balcony in Spain

A mother-of-two was arrested after her boyfriend fell from a fifth floor apartment balcony in Valencia City this Tuesday morning. He was taken to La...

Massive money laundering fraud worth €45 million is busted in Valencia area of Spain

A four-year investigation has led to the arrest of five members of a Valencia area family gang for laundering over €45 million. They were detained...

Handbrake nightmare as chasing driver follows his van off edge of hill on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Valencia City couple were left counting the cost of stopping to take photos at a Costa Blanca beauty spot this morning(August 18). They took...

IBI UPDATE: Valencia City Hall revamps land register to raise income through property tax

IBI is the main source of tax income for the city, accounting for €220 million last year – 25% of the total amount raised by the council.

CORRUPTION SWOOP: High-ranking politicians arrested in Spain’s Valencia on charges of accepting bribes in exchange for public contracts

According to police sources, firms paid illegal commissions in exchange for the right to purchase and build on publicly owned land in and around Valencia.

SWAN’S CORNER: Are you entitled to claim back an overpayment of Spanish Inheritance Tax?

THREE years ago, the Spanish Supreme Court issued a long-awaited judgment confirming that the Spanish inheritance tax legal framework breached the free movement of...

Costa Blanca used clothes dealer goes on trial in Spain for running ISIS terrorist supply operation

A Syrian-born Dutch national has gone on trial in Madrid for running an Alicante clothing company as a front to distribute supplies to ISIS...

‘FOUL DEED’ as DNA traps selfish dog owner 70 kilometres away from home in Spain’s Valencian Community

A Xativa dog owner who didn't clean up their pet's poop on a 70 kilometre trip was left to count the cost as the...

Man arrested for repeatedly raping teenage niece over a whole year in Valencia

A 33-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested in Valencia on suspicion of raping his 15-year-old niece repeatedly for nearly a year. The National Police launched an...

HOSPITAL CASES reach new COVID-19 high in Spain’s Valencian Community

HOSPITALISATIONS reached another pandemic high in the Valencian Community today(January 25) according to the regional health ministry. 4,777 patients are being treated for COVID-19 in...

Tough COVID-19 home clampdown and weekend city border closures introduced in Spain’s Valencian Community

NEW moves to limit social contact are being introduced today(January 25) across the Valencian Community to try to stem the large rise in new...

BLOWN OUT AGAIN: Valencia’s Fallas cancelled for second consecutive year due to COVID

THE world-famous Fallas festivities in Valencia have been cancelled again this year due to COVID-19. City mayor Joan Ribo made the dreaded – but expected...

A RIGHT ROYAL COCK-UP: Three Kings parade in Valencia draws large crowds despite COVID clampdown

DESPERATE attempts by Valencia city hall to keep the exact schedule of the Kings parade on Tuesday (January 5) evening secret to prevent crowds...

Valencia police fine 56 people for breaking Christmas Eve COVID curfew

Local Citizen Protection councillor Aarón Cano highlighted the ‘exemplary’ behaviour of the vast majority of residents

Woman cheats death as she falls through balcony floor in Spain’s Valencia City

A 62-YEAR-OLD Valencia City resident suffered the shock of her life when she walked onto her apartment balcony and fell through the floor. The woman,...

Lockdown fatigue in Valencia as COVID-19 rules flouted at market

AS Valencia city faces stringent new restrictions, residents showed that they are unlikely to put up with tougher COVID measures as they flouted existing...

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