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SURF’S UP: Valencian health experts issue guidelines to avoid a ‘fourth wave’ of COVID infections

The consensus is that the best option is to keep everything on hold for as long as possible to allow the vaccination campaign to take hold.

“I was fearless”: How tragedy led one Costa Blanca woman to strive for success

JENNIFER Cunningham is happy to share the trials she faced as a woman starting a business in Spain and the personal tragedy that fuelled...

Holland’s most wanted fugitive arrested with international terrorist after ‘upmarket’ drugs bust in Spain’s Valencia

SPAIN’S biggest haul of ‘pink cocaine’ was seized and Holland’s most wanted man was arrested after a joint operation between Guardia Civil and the...

SUNNY OUTLOOK as Spain’s top power provider unveils first solar plant projects in Valencian Community

ENERGY company Iberdrola is to build its first three solar energy power plants in the Valencian Community costing €235 million. Two of the new facilities...

Non-professional carers in the Valencian Community receive COVID vaccination with teachers next in line

THE COVID vaccination campaign has now entered a new phase in the Valencian Community. Non-professional carers of dependant people are now receiving the jab, with...

SCHOOL IS FINALLY OUT: U-turn on plans to cancel school holidays for this year’s Fallas in Valencia

The decision taken by the education authorities in the Valencian capital is expected to be replicated by most local school boards throughout the region.

NO PLACE LIKE HOME: Promoters of Casa Cabanyal cultural centre in Valencia launch petition to avoid closure

IF there is one part of Valencia city that is well and truly off the beaten track, that would be the Cabanyal neighbourhood. For years,...

MORE THAN WE CAN CHEW: Experts warn of threats to food safety caused by climate change

CLIMATE change could have devastating effects on food safety all over the world in 20 years’ time. According to research by Valencia-based non-profit technological centre...

Violent robbers caught red-handed going equipped are jailed for thefts at over 100 properties on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SIX members of an East European gang who staged 130 robberies on industrial buildings have been arrested in Los Montesinos. The Policia Nacional and...

ANIMAL OVER-BOAR-D!: Wild boar rescued from the sea at Valencia port

FISHERMEN at Valencia port made the strangest catch of their lives yesterday (Monday March 1). A team of workers on board an inflatable dinghy at...

IN PICS: Assault rifles and submachine guns among ‘weapons of war’ seized as 7 arrested in Spain’s Valencia and...

A LETHAL cache of illegal firearms has been seized as trafficking operations in Valencia and Bilbao were busted by Spain’s Guardia Civil. Weapons included cannons,...

AZAHAR PROPERTIES: How to buy your dream Spanish home in the Valencia area with confidence and without actually coming...

THE global pandemic has caused us all to change the way we do business, like the buying and selling of products and services. The property...

SWAN’S CORNER:- The Pitfalls of Buying Spanish Rustic Property

THERE are many property professionals in Spain that do an excellent job airbrushing the considerable risks associated with buying rustic properties. Clearly, planning regulations...

Valencia launches drive to become climate-neutral by 2030

VALENCIA city will be partly climate-neutral before 2030. The local council plans to approve a motion on Thursday (February 25) entitled ‘Valencia Ciudad Neutra’ (‘Valencia...

Third night of rioting over arrest of rapper Pablo Hasel

LAST night (Thursday February 18) saw the third consecutive round of rioting in Catalunya and elsewhere over the imprisonment of rapper Pablo Hasel. Once again,...

Freeloading motorhome owners who snub ‘approved’ overnight sites could be fined in Spain’s Valencian Community

MOTORHOME owners looking for illegal overnight stays by ignoring registered sites are set to break the law in tourist zones across the Valencian Community...

Top court rejects ordering an ‘urgent’ reopening of bars and restaurants in Spain’s Valencian Community

THE Valencian Supreme Court(TSJ) has ruled out ordering an 'urgent' and 'immediate' reopening of hospitality businesses in the Valencian Community. Judges will now take the...

SWAN’S CORNER: Legal Pointers on Building Work in Spain’s Valencian Community

So you have found your perfect fixer upper home in the Valencia region and now its time to put your own stamp in it! Here...

SWAN’S CORNER: Time to check if you have to declare your non-Spanish assets on Form 720

SPRING is on the way and so you MUST check if you are obliged to file a 720 Declaration by the end of March...

IT’S OFFICIAL: Valencia hospitality closures extended until March

Regional president Ximo Puig finally confirmed the measure this morning after a week full of negotiations, speculation and protests

BREAKING: Hospitality workers and business owners protest outside regional government HQ in Valencia

AN estimated 200 employees and business owners within the hospitality sector are at this moment protesting outside the regional government headquarters in Valencia city. Angry...

One child dies and another is critically injured in unrelated suicide attempts in Valencia within 12 hours of each...

A CHILD aged 13 committed suicide just 12 hours after another 10-year-old boy reportedly attempted to take his own life in Valencia city this...

WHAT A LOAD OF RUBBISH: Surge in COVID-related hospital refuse triggers storage chaos in Valencia

THE huge increase in disposable hospital refuse due to the COVID pandemic is causing severe storage and disposal problems. In Valencia city, six refrigerated lorries...

Spain’s Valencian Community president Ximo Puig set to announce extension of most COVID-19 restrictions through to March

MOST of the current restrictions to combat the spread of COVID-19 in the Valencian Community are set to be extended until the end of...

FULLY CHARGED: Valencia driving schools switch to electric cars to reduce pollution and promote clean transport

THE motor industry is currently facing one of its most profound and vital challenges in history – and Valencia is revving up to go. Increasing...

RED MIST: African sand blankets Spain’s Mediterranean coast

Experts report that there are very few documented cases of this type.

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