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Valencia region News & Information


Entertainment Thu, Mar 22, 2018

Firework-free 'quiet time' proposed for Fallas next year

A VALENCIA councillor wants Local Police to enforce a 'silent time' during the massive March festival where fireworks cannot be thrown. Anaïs Menguzzato reveals that calls complaining about noise from bangers...

Travel/Tourism Wed, Mar 21, 2018

Brit couple fined over Benidorm fake sickness claim

TWO British tourists who filed a fake sickness claim after a holiday in Benidorm have been ordered to pay €17,200 in compensation to the travel operator, TUI. Jamie Melling and his girlfriend Chelsea Devine, from...

Environment Fri, Feb 23, 2018

Four-metre shark found on Santa Pola beach

A DEAD shark of nearly four metres (13 feet) long and weighing 200 kilos (31st 6lb) has been found on the beach in Santa Pola, south of Alicante. It was first seen on the shores of Levante Beach on Wednesday afternoon,...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Feb 8, 2018

British paedophile on the run caught in Calpe

A BRITISH paedophile has been arrested in the coastal town of Calpe (Alicante province) after going on the run to avoid a 25-year jail sentence. The accused, 71, is said to have committed 'numerous' sexual...

Transport Thu, Feb 1, 2018

Van driver with 30 pallets stacked on roof caught

A DRIVER with over 30 wooden pallets stacked one on top of the other on the roof of his car has been identified thanks to a video posted on social media. He was spotted in his van on the V-30 outer-city road and the N...

Crime/Incidents Wed, Jan 31, 2018

Mugger 'hugged and kissed' victims in three regions

A WOMAN has been arrested in connection with 12 muggings involving 'hugging' her victims in the street, each of them hundreds of kilometres apart. The 27-year-old, said to be a Romanian national, was caught in...

Environment Sun, Jan 28, 2018

Downpours and gales cause chaos in Comunidad Valenciana

EXTREME storms battering Spain's east coast forced Valencia to shut its commercial port – one of the largest in Europe – for over seven hours today (Sunday), and the State meteorological agency, AEMET, has...

Crime/Incidents Sat, Jan 27, 2018

British boy, 3, missing but mum goes to pub instead of...

A BRITISH mother whose three-year-old son went missing on a southern Costa Blanca seafront went out drinking and then to bed before reporting his disappearance 14 hours later. The tot was wearing pyjamas and socks, with...

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...

Crime/Incidents Mon, Jan 22, 2018

Italian mafia boss in hiding since 1993 caught in Alicante

AN ITALIAN mafia boss who has been on the run for nearly 25 years has been caught in Alicante, according to National Police. Fausto Pellegrinetti had been living in a luxury penthouse apartment in an exclusive area of...