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Community/Public Services news & information for Valencia province

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...

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...

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...

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...