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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...

Valencia PP councillor dies in holiday home balcony fall
Politics Sat, Jun 16, 2018

Valencia PP councillor dies in holiday home balcony fall

A FORMER councillor on the PP in Valencia has been found dead after falling off a balcony in what may have been a case of suicide. María José Alcón, who was on the right-wing PP which reigned in the city for 24 years...

Spain's first 3D zebra crossing forces drivers to brake
Transport Tue, Jun 12, 2018

Spain's first 3D zebra crossing forces drivers to brake

A THREE-DIMENSIONAL zebra crossing that looks as though pedestrians are hopping across raised blocks is being painted in Almussafes (Valencia province). The yellow-and-white crossing looks two-dimensional to those on...

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...

Moto2's Héctor Barberá gets drink-driving ban
Sport Fri, Jun 8, 2018

Moto2's Héctor Barberá gets drink-driving ban

SPANISH Moto2 race rider Héctor Barberá has been banned from driving for a year after being caught under the influence of alcohol. He was pulled up after being seen practising skids and handbrake turns in his car at...

Castellón changes its name
Society Mon, Jun 4, 2018

Castellón changes its name

CASTELLÓN is about to change its name officially as part of the city council's bid to 'Valencianise' the east-coast provincial capital. It will drop the final 'n' and become Castelló, following...

BBC to air documentary on Kirsty Maxwell and Craig Mallon
Crime/Incidents Tue, May 1, 2018

BBC to air documentary on Kirsty Maxwell and Craig Mallon

A TELEVISION documentary on the BBC is planned covering the death of Scottish newlywed Kirsty Maxwell in a fall from a 9th-floor Benidorm hotel. Spanish reporter Ainhoa Urcelay is working with the BBC on the production,...

Portuguese Man O'War shuts another Costa Blanca beach
Environment Fri, Apr 27, 2018

Portuguese Man O'War shuts another Costa Blanca beach

ANOTHER Costa Blanca beach has been shut to bathers after a Portuguese Man O'War sighting – this time that of El Campello. Earlier this week, reports of the deadly marine hydrozoan being seen on the beach in Altea...

Altea shuts beach after Portuguese Man O'War sighted
Environment Wed, Apr 25, 2018

Altea shuts beach after Portuguese Man O'War sighted

AT LEAST one beach on the Costa Blanca has been shut after a Portuguese Man O'War was found on the shores. Altea (Alicante province) has banned bathers for the moment, and the poisonous species have been seen on the...

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