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Community/Public Services news & information for Costa Valencia

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...

First woman ever joins Valencia fire brigade
Society Thu, Jul 14, 2016

First woman ever joins Valencia fire brigade

THE FIRST-EVER firewoman has joined the provincial brigade in Valencia - a force which, like many in Spain, had hitherto been all-male. Whilst policewomen are a regular sight, it is surprisingly rare to see women in the...

Valencia city changes its name 'officially' to 'València'
Society Fri, Apr 1, 2016

Valencia city changes its name 'officially' to...

VALENCIA city has officially changed its name after all parties in the council unanimously agreed. It will now carry an or 'open' accent and be written in the regional language, , as 'València' – but...

'Female' pedestrian crossing lights wear skirts
Society Tue, Mar 8, 2016

'Female' pedestrian crossing lights wear skirts

VALENCIA'S drive for equality has reached its pedestrian crossings – coinciding with International Women's Day today (March 8), the city council has unveiled 20 lights which feature 'little green...

Semana Santa women 'fined for wearing short skirts' in recent parade
Society Thu, Jun 11, 2015

Semana Santa women 'fined for wearing short skirts'...

EASTER parade organisers in Valencia have fined a female member €300 for 'wearing a short skirt' during a recent procession of her brotherhood, and two others from a different troop €60 each for having long...

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