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Oliva police arrest man who left dog ‘hanging’ from ...

BayRadio | December 1, 2020 close
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See a picture of the dog below – graphic warning. Guardia Civil from Oliva have arrested a man who left his wounded dog hanging from a 3rd-floor balcony. Policía Local in Bellreguard, near Gandia, rescued the dog after it had spent ‘days’ shut outside, had been beaten and presented signs […]

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Valencian Community to close municipal borders of COVID-hit ...

Jack Troughton | November 5, 2020 close
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The Valencian Community is likely to close certain municipal borders and impose further rules on socialising. This Friday, new restrictions are expected to be imposed. The municipalities with the highest rates of infection are the most likely to face these new measures. On Friday a meeting will be held with […]

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Valencian Community moves to ‘Level 3’ high-risk ...

Jack Troughton | October 28, 2020 close
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Spain’s central government published a four-tier alert system to control the COVID-19 pandemic, based on clear health data. The Valencian Community passed from ‘medium’ to ‘high’ risk on Tuesday. The Valencian Community breached health criteria on Tuesday evening to pass into level 3, or ‘high’ risk, according to Spain’s four-tier […]

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4 of 10 infections in Valencian Community from ‘binge ...

Jack Troughton | October 28, 2020 close
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Some 26,642 infections in the Valencian Community (Alicante, Valencia and Castellón) have been traced to botellones, fiestas and ‘uncontrolled’ celebrations to date. Four of every 10 coronavirus infections have been traced to ‘binge-drinking’, parties and social celebrations in the Valencian region. The Community has recorded 65,838 COVID-19 positive infections since […]

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€50 voucher – Ourense hospitality recovery plan

Jack Troughton | October 26, 2020 close
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The hospitality industry has been one of the hardest hit during the COVID-19 pandemic. The mayor of Ourense has suggested a new plan to prop up the bars and restaurants as they struggle to survive from the effects of COVID-19. In a €5 million package plan, he has suggested offering […]

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FINES: Between €60-€600,000 for breaking curfew in Valencian...

Jack Troughton | October 26, 2020 close
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Residents in the Valencian Community (Alicante, Valencia and Castellón) can be fined from €60 for breaking new rules to fight COVID-19. Last Saturday, the Valencian Community published a regional decree to enforce five restrictive measures – read them here. The 00:00 – 06:00 curfew has been in effect from Sunday […]

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Can I leave my province during the new state of alarm?

Jack Troughton | October 26, 2020 close
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The Spanish government has introduced a second ‘state of alarm’ across the country – read about it here. Last Sunday, Spain’s national government published a royal decree announcing a second nationwide state of alarm. According to the document on the Boletín Oficial de Estado, each of Spain’s 17 autonomous communities […]

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Outcry as Spanish paper says Barça’s Ansu Fati runs like ...

Jack Troughton | October 23, 2020 close
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ABC journalist Salvador Sostres has apologised after writing 17-year-old Ansu Fati reminded him of a ‘black street vendor’ running from police. Barcelona soundly beat Ferencvaros 5-1 in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League. It should have been a day of celebration for young star Ansu Fati, who scored […]

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‘Blood rain’ predicted for Valencian Community today

Jack Troughton | October 22, 2020 close
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Spain’s met office (AEMET) has predicted muddy rain caused by Saharan dust will fall on the Valencian Community today. It sounds like something from a horror film – but ‘blood rain’ is a common Mediterranean phenomenon caused by Saharan dust moving north over the Spanish mainland. AEMET has recorded humid […]

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Elche and Orihuela enter ‘exceptional’ lockdowns

Jack Troughton | October 16, 2020 close
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Four municipalities in the Valencian Community will get 22 extra restrictions – but not enter a formal ‘lockdown’. Today, the temporary laws placing restrictions on bars, restaurants, public smoking, and also mandating mask use, have been re-approved for 21 days. The laws have been in effect from 18th August and […]

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5 funniest street names in Spain… and why?

Jack Troughton | October 14, 2020 close
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‘Get Out While You Can’ .. ‘The Mayor’s Willy’ .. ‘Robbery at 3 o’Clock’ .. Spain’s strangest street names Social media has gone wild over the long October weekend asking users to Google the address of an IKEA in Valladolid. If you do, you will find the curious address of […]

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Dolphin pods spotted off Alicante coast

Jack Troughton | October 14, 2020 close
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Sea-lovers watched as groups of up to 10 dolphins swarmed their boats off the coast of Guardamar del Segura. A group of dolphins – known as a ‘pod’ – have have gone viral after onlookers filmed them chasing their boat. Rosana Aldeguer‘s videos which were shared on Saturday afternoon on MeteOrihuela […]