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Almost 80% of second-home buyers in 2022 were foreign

IN 2022 78.8% of buyers of second homes in the Valencia Region were foreigners, as were 70.1% of those who bought here for investment purposes. according to a survey of estate agents. When it came to primary residences, 65.2% of buyers were of Spanish origin, with the most frequent buyer profile being families with children…

Enjoy a mini-break in the Valencia Region subsidised by the government.

THE first 6,000 subsidised trips offered by the Valencian government for 2023 will be published on Monday, 16 January, it was announced on Saturday. Regional president Ximo Puig, made the announcement about this year’s Bono Viaje during an interview at the VII SER Viajeros Tourism Awards in Cullera. The Bono Viatge or Bono Viaje was…

Record-breaking weather continues into 2023

THE hottest, wettest year in Valencia’s history is being followed by one of the warmest Januaries on record. According to information published by AEMET, the national meteorological agency, 2022 was the warmest in history in the Valencia region, with December temperatures above anything previously recorded for that month, more akin to those of spring or…

Free transport for under 30s set to be extended throughout 2023

TRAVEL on public transport managed by the regional government may continue to be free for all those under 30 until the end of 2023. The scheme, introduced back in September, was originally due to run until 15 January but this week the Generalitat has set out plans to extend it throughout the whole year. So…

Pediatricians explain why so many children are poorly

ACCORDING to Valencia’s pediatricians, this autumn has seen a large increase in respiratory illnesses among children, so much so that the health system is under huge pressure with some pediatricians reporting daily patient lists of up to 50 children. The Valencian Society of Pediatricians has said that in the past month the circulation of respiratory…

What you’ve all bean waiting for, panto comes to Valencia

WITH two weeks to go before opening night, Valencia’s first ever, traditional British pantomime has sold out. Oh, yes it has! This Christmas the enchanted tale of Jack and the Beanstalk hits the stage in Valencia, packed with side-splitting jokes, stunning costumes and all the usual pantomime fun. Response to the panto classic has been…

Torrential storms cause flooding, stranded drivers and traffic chaos

COLLAPSED walls, uprooted trees and flooded basements. Residents in towns around Valencia have been clearing up after some of the heaviest rainfall for years which has also caused chaos on the region’s roads. An October which saw the hottest temperatures on record, coupled with a shortage of rainfall, has been followed by a November deluge…

It’s official, October 2022 was the hottest on record

IN case you were in any doubt, October 2022 has not only become the hottest October on record but was also exceptionally dry with 33% less rainfall than normal. According to figures released by the state meteorological agency, AEMET, the average temperature in the Valencia region in October was 19.2 °C, which is 2.9 °C…

More police in central Valencia following four stabbings

A SPECIAL police unit of 100 officers has been deployed to Valencia following a spate of fighting between youngsters which resulted in four stabbings last weekend. The national government delegate to the Valencia Region, Pilar Bernabé, announced the deployment of the National Police in the region’s capital, especially in the city centre, in an attempt…

British International Cemetery opens for All Saints’ Day

FOR many Spanish families 1 November, All Saints’ Day, is a very important date, when they visit cemeteries and remember lost loved ones. They take flowers and wreaths to place on graves, hence the huge number of floral displays which have been filling shops and spilling out onto pavements over the past few weeks. All…

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