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Local news and information for Gandia, Valencia

Crime/Incidents Sat, Mar 18, 2017

Raja El-Aasemy, Gandia's 19-year-old 'Jihad' wannabe,...

A 19-YEAR-OLD woman arrested in Gandia (Valencia province) for attempting to join the ranks of DAESH in Syria has been sentenced to five years in jail, despite her protests that she was 'vulnerable, gullible and a...

Environment Sat, Sep 29, 2012

Tornado hits fairground in Gandía - 35 injured

A tornado left 35 people injured when it struck a busy fairground in Gandía yesterday evening. This was just another incident on a day when much of the Iberian Peninsula was affected by extreme weather. As it swept...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Dec 28, 2010

Gandia woman fakes kidnap to test her husband's love

A WOMAN who faked her own kidnap to see whether her husband loved her enough to pay the ransom has been arrested after she was seen alive and well in a shopping centre. The accused, who has not been named, was spotted...

Crime/Incidents Wed, Nov 24, 2010

Woman suffering from senile squalor syndrome burns to death

A 58-year-old woman was burnt to death in the early hours of this morning in a fire in her home in Gandia (Valencia). The woman, who apparently suffered from Diogenes Syndrome, also known as senile squalor syndrome, a...

Entertainment Tue, Aug 3, 2010

Valencia crash victim lives on through his rock music

A YOUNG man who was killed in an horrendous car crash in Valencia two weeks ago lives on through the music of his closest friends' rock band. Rafa lost his life instantly when his car was crushed by a tram and...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Jan 26, 2010

80 year old dies in fire in Gandia

An 80-year-old woman died this afternoon when her home in the El Raval area of Gandia (Valencia) caught fire. Neighbours in the same building (at number 24 Calle Forn) called the police at 19.45 and fire fighters from...

Crime/Incidents Sat, Jul 4, 2009

Bolivian worker with severed arm claims compensation

Franns Rilles Melgar, the Bolivian worker who lost his arm in an accident at an industrial bakery in Gandia at the end of May, today initiated a civil and criminal case against his former employers for the injuries he...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Jun 19, 2009

Bakery bosses freed without bail

The two bosses of the Bolivian man who lost his arm in an industrial bakery in Real de Gandia on May 28th have been released without bail after their first court appearance today. The two brothers gave evidence to the...

Education/Work Sat, Jun 13, 2009

Worker who loses arm to be given rights of residence

AN immigrant worker who lost his arm in the course of his job and was abandoned on the street by his boss will be given legal rights of residence. Franns Rilles Melgar, 33, was one of at least four employees working...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Jun 11, 2009

Boss throws worker's severed arm into the bin

The boss of an industrial bakery in Real de Gandia has been denounced by the CCOO (Confederation of Workers' Commissions) for throwing the severed arm of one of his employees, a Bolivian immigrant, into the rubbish...