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Community/Public Services news & information for Valencia region

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 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...

Society Fri, Jul 15, 2016

Tuberculosis outbreak at Castellón primary school

AN OUTBREAK of tuberculosis has been detected in a primary school in the city of Castellón on Spain's east coast. Three children in reception class have been found to be carriers, although only one of them so far...

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...