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Community/Public Services news & information for Costa Valencia

'Licence to leave' for residents in Spain's tightest-fitting town: One inhabitant per 48 square metres
Society Thu, May 14, 2020

'Licence to leave' for residents in Spain's...

GOING out for a walk, a jog, or cycling remains limited to the boundaries of your town, and a maximum of a kilometre from home if you're just going out for a stroll. And for joggers and cyclists in Madrid, Barcelona...

Policemen who saved baby's life: “That's why we joined the force”
Society Wed, Feb 19, 2020

Policemen who saved baby's life: “That's why we...

A NATIONAL Police officer who saved the life of a two-month-old baby has told reporters: “I have a child, and I knew I couldn't give 100% of myself – I had to give 200%.” Ruymán Díaz Miranda (pictured right)...

Full steam ahead for Valencia's pedestrianisation project
Society Wed, Dec 4, 2019

Full steam ahead for Valencia's pedestrianisation...

The city of Valencia is currently undergoing a major transformation, with the redevelopment and pedestrianisation of many of its squares (plazas) moving along at great speed. Ten squares have already been pedestrianised...

Aquarius migrants dock in Valencia
Society Sun, Jun 17, 2018

Aquarius migrants dock in Valencia

THE migrant rescue ship has docked in Valencia after an arduous nine-day voyage in which volunteers and the 629 asylum-seekers on board were fast running out of food. First to arrive were 274 passengers on the Italian...

Spain to take in 629 migrants rejected by Italy
Society Mon, Jun 11, 2018

Spain to take in 629 migrants rejected by Italy

SPAIN will take in the 629 migrants on board the 'for humanitarian reasons' after Italy's right-wing government refused to let them dock in the country. The would-be refugees were rescued by the charity SOS...

'Stolen baby', 54, meets his real mum – who never realised he was alive
Society Sat, Apr 21, 2018

'Stolen baby', 54, meets his real mum – who never...

A 54-YEAR-OLD man 'stolen' from his parents at birth by nuns has been reunited with his biological mothe and four siblings – who believed until the day they met him that he had been stillborn. Victims of the...

Spain's first transsexual councillor sworn in
Society Wed, Jan 24, 2018

Spain's first transsexual councillor sworn in

SPAIN'S first-ever transsexual councillor has been sworn in at Paiporta town hall (Valencia province) and says his appointment 'marks a before and after' in national politics. Guillém Montoro, 22, head of...

Community service for Valencia's underage street drinkers: “Fines get paid by their parents, so they don't learn”
Society Sun, Jul 16, 2017

Community service for Valencia's underage street...

UNDERAGE drinkers who stage bring-your-own-bottle street parties will be made to carry out community service in Valencia to teach them the error of their ways. Normally, a boozy gathering in public – known as a and...

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