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Free regional public transport extended for young people in Spain’s Costa Blanca and Valencia areas

REGIONALLY-RUN public transport journeys in the Valencian Community will continue to be free for those aged under 31 years until the end of the...

Multinational car manufacturer could seal massive deal for project in Spain’s Valencia area

TALKS are said to be an 'advanced stage' for an international car manufacturer to launch a project in the metropolitan area of Valencia. Reports from...

Conservative Partido Popular ousts left-wing coalition that has ruled Spain’s Valencia region since 2015

CARLOS MAZON will be the new Valencian government president after the Partido Popular(PP) topped the poll in Sunday's regional elections. Needing 50 seats to grab...

With elections looming, president of Spain’s Valencia region claims ten multinational companies plan to invest in area

THE PRESIDENT of the Valencian Community, Ximo Puig, has said that the region is waiting to close agreements with ten multinational companies with an...

Ukraine refugees in many parts of Spain have not got special payments promised last June

MANY Ukrainian families that arrived in Spain after Russia's invasion last year still have not received a penny of their promised €400 per month...

Private managers get ‘boot-out’ date from running public health in Denia area of Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE management of the Marina Alta health department in Alicante Province will pass from private to public hands on January 31, 2024. Valencian health minister,...

Tourist tax with little support gets voted in for Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

A controversial tourist tax has been approved by the Valencian parliament permitting local councils across the region to impose a levy on accommodation. The tax...

Spain’s Valencian government cleared of negligence over low PPE supplies to medics during Covid pandemic early stages

THE Valencian government has been cleared of negligence over the lack of PPE gear for medics during the first months of the Covid-19 pandemic. The...

Covid-19 pandemic ‘not over’ warning for Spain’s Costa Blanca as booster roll out continues

VALENCIAN president, Ximo Puig, has warned that the Covid-19 pandemic is 'not over' despite the low number of ICU hospital admissions. Just 5% of regional...

Plans to slash public Christmas light displays to save energy opposed on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ALICANTE mayor, Luis Barcala, has rubbished a Valencian government proposal that all municipalities should turn off 20% of their public Christmas light displays later...

Firefighters hope for storms to help dampen down massive wildfire burning across Alicante province in Spain

AROUND 11,500 hectares of land has been destroyed so far in the Vall d'Ebo fire in Alicante Province which started on Saturday. Hope may be...

1,500 people evacuated as worst fire in a decade rages on in Alicante Province area of Spain

THE massive fire in the Vall d'Ebo area of Alicante Province is reportedly still 'very active' on Tuesday morning. It's the biggest blaze in a...

Worries about heatwave fires forces natural park closures across Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

FEARS of forest fires with temperatures tipped to easily exceed 40 degrees has forced most of the natural parks in the Valencian Community to...

Valencian President visits Vega Baja pledging €12m for vital infrastructure work on Spain’s Costa Blanca

VEGA BAJA welcomed Valencian president Ximo Puig yesterday, May 2, as he came to announce some big spending plans. After the limitations exposed by, and...

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...

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...

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...

Car giant Volkswagen to produce electric car batteries at new site in Spain’s Valencia area

VOLKSWAGEN'S car battery cell plant in Spain will be located in Sagunto, 30 kilometres north of Valencia City. The factory, costing around €7 billion to...

Doctors worry over ending indoor mask wearing too soon as Covid-19 cases rise in Spain

AN end to compulsory indoor mask-wearing may not happen yet in Spain as Covid-19 infections start to rise again. Despite optimism from Prime Minister, Pedro...

Costa Blanca movie and TV studio in Spain that competed against Hollywood will reopen this summer

A major Alicante film and television studio forcibly closed by the European Union in 2012 over illegal public funding is reopening this summer. Ciudad de...

Second thoughts over controversial high-speed train terminus change for Costa Blanca journeys to Spain’s Madrid

CONTROVERSIAL plans to switch the Madrid terminus for high speed trains from Alicante could be scrapped. The news follows an angry reaction from Alicante and...

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...

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...

COVID-19 passports scrapped in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain except for nursing homes

COVID passports will be scrapped in the Valencian Community from Tuesday except for visits to nursing homes. The measure was introduced on December 4 for...

COVID-19 passports set to end as health situation improves in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

COVID-19 passports are set to be abolished in the Valencian Community by the end of February, according to Valencian president, Ximo Puig. They are currently...

Doctors win latest compensation fight over poor COVID-19 protection in Spain’s Valencia

A Valencia court has awarded 107 doctors at least €4,500 in compensation each for inadequate work protection during the early phase of the COVID...

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