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Local news and information for Xàtiva, Valencia

Crime/Incidents Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Marie Curie worker held hostage in Algeria back in Spain...

A SPANISH Marie Curie Foundation employee kidnapped by her family in Algeria has escaped, reports her adopted father. Mahyuba Mohammed Hamdidaf, 24, had been in the disputed Western Sahara territory since late July as...

Crime/Incidents Sat, Jul 14, 2012

Child porn blackmail funds youth's trip to Euro Cup

A 22-YEAR-OLD man from Xàtiva (Valencia) reportedly funded his trip to the Euro Cup match between Spain and Croatia by blackmailing teenagers on a social network site with pornographic images he had taken on a webcam....

Crime/Incidents Tue, Jun 26, 2012

British teenager arrested for killing twin brother in...

A British teenager has been arrested for killing his twin brother in their family home in the Valencia region of Spain last year. 19-year-old Ryan Goodman was remanded in custody at a juvenile detention centre by a...

Crime/Incidents Sun, Aug 14, 2011

Xàtiva bull run ends in tragedy

A young man, who was hit by a bull during a bull run in Xàtiva bullring last night, has died in Alzira hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest shortly after the incident. The bull, "Ratón", from the Gregorio...

Crime/Incidents Sat, Mar 7, 2009

Husband suffocates wife and attempts suicide

A 65-YEAR-OLD woman has died after reportedly being suffocated by her husband, who then threw himself off a balcony.
He suffered fatal head injuries after jumping from the window of the family home in Beneixida...

Animals/Pets Tue, Mar 25, 2008

Xátiva dogs' home in 'desperate need' of help

"We're desperate, we need help as soon as possible," admits Julia, who runs a home for stray and abandoned dogs in Xátiva (Valencia). Since the end of last month they have taken in 23 puppies, mostly...

Entertainment Fri, Mar 10, 2006

Xativa to stage Queen musical

After being staged in London, Las Vegas, Moscow and Madrid, Xativa will play host to the musical "We Will Rock You" towards the end of this month. Set in the Gran Teatro of the town the musical that has been...

Crime/Incidents Wed, Jan 25, 2006

Manhole cover gang caught on camera

The gang that uses manhole covers to attack businesses struck again at 4:30 yesterday morning in Xativa. After first cutting off the street by placing garbage containers in the way, the four-member gang launched a...