SUMMER FIRES

Wildfire in Valencia under control, but many still unable to go home

Collapsed structures and debris prevent half of the 3,000 evacuees from returning to houses in or near Gandía

SUMMER FIRES

Wildfire in Valencia: “It was like a war scene”

Over 3,000 hectares have been devoured in the flames which threaten to spread towards the west

SUMMER FIRES

Wildfire in Gandía forces 3,000 from their homes

Authorities warn that the success of the firefighting operation will depend on winds today

FOOD & DRINK

Valencia village lays claim to original Coca-Cola recipe

The world’s most famous soft drink was supposedly first concocted in a small town in eastern Spain

TOURISM

Valencia joins the fight against holiday rentals

The Mediterranean region is introducing new measures to tackle the rise of tourist apartments

Media

“Putin’s goal is for Europeans to lose faith in their democratic institutions”

Russian journalist Andrei Soldatov, an expert on security and intelligence issues, talked to EL PAIS about the disinformation campaigns against the West

Agriculture

Forget the orange, buy the tree: Valencia project revolutionizes traditional farming

Naranjas del Carmen gives clients chance to have lifelong relationship with the source of their fruit

IMMIGRATION

As Brexit starts to bite, more and more Brits are selling up and leaving Spain

The number of British people officially living in the country has dropped from 397,892 to 240,785 in the past five years

Valencia

Valencia’s master of workplace absenteeism pulls another fast one

Authorities cancel art show after realizing author is ex-employee who claimed salary for 10 years without turning up to work

EDUCATION

Spanish 80-year-old snags Erasmus study grant, packs his bags for Italy

History student Miguel Castillo has a quadruple bypass but promises to try to party like the youngsters

CATHOLIC CHURCH

The nine-year-old Spaniard who chose charity over gifts for his Communion

Encouraged by his mother, Rubén opted to donate more than €7,000 from family and friends to a good cause in India

History

The enigma of the Iberian warrior vase

New research sheds light on 2,000-year-old object found in Valencia in 1934, a masterpiece of Iberian art

Forest fires in Spain

The Spanish mountains where lightning really does strike twice

Huge concentration of electrical strikes causing fires on border of Valencia and Aragón regions

SPANISH CELEBRITIES

DNA test reveals Spanish singer Julio Iglesias has secret son

Lawyer says he has proof that 40-year-old Javier Sánchez is child of famous crooner

WEATHER IN SPAIN

Spain’s Valencia region experiences the wettest winter on record

Just one year after a particularly dry season, eastern area saw unprecedented rain, wind and snow

Gürtel CORRUPTION case

Judge sends key figures in Gürtel corruption case to prison

Prosecutors argued kickbacks network mastermind Francisco Correa and two aides were flight risks

Corruption

Key figures in Spain’s huge Gürtel corruption case get 13-year jail terms

Francisco Correa, Pablo Crespo and Álvaro Pérez found guilty over roles in PP kickbacks scandal

TOURISM

Spain’s Mediterranean coast fights the clock to repair storm damage

Tourism sector in Valencia, Catalonia and Balearics fears work won’t be completed by Easter

ENVIRONMENT

The disappearing sands of Valencia’s beaches

Rising sea levels have eaten away 50 meters of shoreline to the south of the city since 1984

TOURISM

Benidorm, or The Man who Bottled the Sun

A new documentary explores one man’s wildly successful plans for a tourist paradise in 1950s Spain

ARCHITECTURE

Valencia’s Mercado Central celebrates 100 years of Modernist seduction

Tourists now pack a beautifully built food market that continues to serve its original purpose

WILDLIFE CRIMES

Second headless bison found inside Spanish animal sanctuary

Investigators confirm that the herd leader’s head was hacked off with an axe

MUSLIM VEIL

Valencia government forces school to readmit veiled Muslim student

Regional authorities backtrack on their earlier refusal to take a stand on the issue

MUSLIM VEIL

Muslim student clashes with Valencia school over right to wear veil

Center says internal rules forbid all headgear, but 22-year-old says exception should be made

MEDITERRANEAN FIRES

Valencia will ensure burnt land cannot be rezoned for construction

Regional premier makes commitment after series of blazes that may have been the work of arsonists

Wildfire on Spanish coast forces 1,000 people from their homes

Jávea, home to large British and German communities, is affected by a blaze that began on Sunday; authorities suspect it is the work of an arsonist

BEACHES

Umbrella wars: staking out your claim on a Spanish beach

Authorities around Spain are fining people who use parasols to reserve spots on busy strands