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Local news and information for Paterna, Valencia

Transport Thu, Feb 1, 2018

Van driver with 30 pallets stacked on roof caught

A DRIVER with over 30 wooden pallets stacked one on top of the other on the roof of his car has been identified thanks to a video posted on social media. He was spotted in his van on the V-30 outer-city road and the N...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Oct 25, 2016

'Creepy Clowns' reach Spain

'KILLER Clowns' have been spotted in Spain for the first time, causing widespread public alarm as the unsettling craze crosses borders relentlessly. Starting in the USA, the 'trend' for individuals to...

Economy Mon, Jan 18, 2010

Stalled IKEA talks back on track in Valencia

IKEA today announced its intention to continue negotiations with Paterna town council with regard to opening a store on the outskirts of Heron City, despite the acrimonious breakdown of talks last week. In a press...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Oct 2, 2009

Man killed in chemical factory explosion in Paterna

A man has died today as the result of an explosion in tank of glycerine at the pharmaceutical company, Viviar, in Paterna.

The 35-year-old Spaniard was working on top of the tank at the time, which was in the...

Crime/Incidents Sun, Mar 29, 2009

Spain’s largest heroin-smuggling racket disbanded

GUARDIA Civil officers uncovered one of Spain’s largest-ever heroin-smuggling operations. Police in Valencia seized around 31 kilos of heroin in its purest – and therefore deadliest – form, brought into Spain by a...

Travel/Tourism Sat, Jan 3, 2009

Valencia town votes to end bullrun fest

Paterna this year will not have any bullruns as part of its fiestas this year after the results of a poll were revealed yesterday in which 68% of the respondents were against the idea. The poll was opened on November...

Politics Fri, Nov 2, 2007

PP mayor honours executed Republicans

Paterna mayor, Lorenzo Agustí (PP), attempted to heal the rift generated by his party's opposition to the Historical Memory Bill approved by parliament last Wednesday, by laying a wreath to honour the memory of 2...

Crime/Incidents Wed, Nov 8, 2006

Copper cable robbers caught red-handed

Police in Paterna came across three members of a Rumanian gang as they were attempting to steal copper cable on an industrial estate on the outskirts of the town. The arrestees are aged between 37 and 17, and all were...

Travel/Tourism Tue, Aug 29, 2006

'Only 31' injured during firework spectacular

It has been reported that some 31 people have been injured in the annual 'Corda' festival in the town of Paterna on the outskirts of Valencia. This involves about 200 people setting off almost 70,000 fireworks...

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