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Community/Public Services news & information for Valencia region

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...

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...

'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...

Foster families sought for 71 children under seven
Society Fri, Dec 30, 2016

Foster families sought for 71 children under seven

VALENCIA'S regional government is searching for foster homes for 71 children aged under seven in care, most of whom have a greater level of needs. Some are disabled or recovering from illness or injury, others have...

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