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  • Tax cut announced for low and middle wage earners September 27, 2022
    Valencia president Ximo Puig has announced a regional tax reform programme that will ‘benefit the social majority’. He said the initiative would ‘reduce charges for 1.3 million contributors’ with low and middle incomes. This ‘progressive tax reform’ is designed to benefit everyone who earns less than €60,000 a year, he said. Full report in Friday’s […]
  • Vaccination campaign underway in Valencia region September 27, 2022
    The regional health authority started on Monday to administer the second booster jab against Covid-19 to people living in care homes and the staff. Regional councillor for health Miguel Mínguez said: “We are aiming to protect the most vulnerable groups as the autumn begins.” Next in line will be people aged 80 and over, people […]
  • Grand green gas plan floated by Valencia September 27, 2022
    A project to construct around 100 new biogas plants could cover 6.5% of the current demand for natural gas in the Valencia region and create 6,000 green jobs. The ‘Ruta Valenciana del Biogás’, according to the regional councillor for the ecological transition, Mireia Mollà, would also make progress in the fight against climate change and […]
  • Government’s new move in tax battle September 26, 2022
    The national government has moved to stymie a regional Partido Popular (PP) initiative to reduce taxes for the wealthy. Minister for the treasury María Jesús Montero announced that they are working on a temporary tax directed at ‘very wealthy’ residents living in Spain – it would be a solidarity charge to help out in the […]
  • Counterfeiters cleaned up September 26, 2022
    A large scale counterfeiting operation has been taken down in Elche. Officers raided six warehouses on the Carrús industrial estate. They have arrested four Chinese nationals aged between 33 and 57 years old, who are accused of manufacturing and selling the ‘luxury’ handbags. Full report in Friday’s Costa Blanca News  
  • Flooding tragedy hits Murcia September 26, 2022
    One person was killed and a ‘multitude’ of residents had to be rescued from their homes as a torrential downpour ‘completely flooded’ properties in Javalí Viejo – a village on the outskirts of Murcia city, according to the provincial fire brigade. The deluge occurred in the early of hours of this morning, with the person’s […]
  • Spain enjoys second quarter growth September 26, 2022
    The Spanish economy grew by 1.5% between April and June, which is 0.4% better than the preliminary results indicated in July. Exports went up by 4.9% – and sectors such as construction (up 2.5%), industry (+1.7%) and services (+1.6%) performed well. Full report in Friday’s Costa Blanca News
  • Alicante branded the brothel capital of the region September 26, 2022
    Alicante province has the most brothels in the Valencia region and has ‘more tolerance of prostitution’. These are the findings of studies carried out by Elche’s Miguel Hernández university and Valencia university (UV), presented by regional councillor for justice, Gabriela Bravo. The Marina Alta and the Vega Baja areas have the highest concentration of sex […]
  • Paying to receive mail September 23, 2022
    Email September 21 Dear Editor, I know that the subject of paying to receive mail has been aired and answered previously, but I was under the impression that, because of Brexit, we have to pay to receive packages from Britain. However, recently I have had to pay over €6 to receive letters from Scotland and […]
  • Passing of a great Queen September 23, 2022
    Email Valencia September 19 By any historical measure, Queen Elizabeth was a great queen. No doubt about that. Even if you are a leftie Republican, you could not help have some pride in your country seeing the perfect pageantry of the funeral. Almost the whole world looked on in envy at our sense of continuity […]

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