INDUSTRIAL ACTION

Spanish farmers stage fresh demonstrations in protest at low prices for their products

Hundreds of tractors took to the streets of Valencia and Córdoba on Friday, with protestors unhappy at the practices of major distribution chains

AGRICULTURE

Why Spain’s farmers are up in arms

Across the country, agricultural organizations are planning street action to draw attention to the precarious conditions of nearly one million businesses

ENVIRONMENT

Heaven or hell? The declining state of Valencia’s La Albufera natural park

Lack of water, pollution from urban and industrial waste, unsustainable hunting and climate change are threatening the freshwater lagoon and estuary in the east of Spain

Security

Why Spain’s courts are becoming a stage for violence

In addition to the lack of security, many old courthouses make plaintiffs and defendants wait in the same area, which can lead to severe altercations

MURDER INVESTIGATION

Suspect admits chopping up body of Spanish woman but may avoid prison

Jorge Ignacio Palma claims Marta Calvo died from a heart attack after she took cocaine, and might only be fined for irregularly disposing of the corpse

Languages

Spain continues to have one of the worst levels of English in Europe

A new study places the country in 25th spot on a list of 33 European states with respect to its proficiency in the language

Gender equality

Spanish region to ban gendered school uniforms

The initiative from the Valencia regional government will ensure that no student will be “forced to wear a skirt because of their sex”

MIGRANT CRISIS

A year after the ‘Aquarius’ sea rescue operation, migrants rebuild lives

Over a period of six months, Spain took in 1,000 people who were stranded in the Mediterranean while other EU countries turned them away. These are some of their stories

PUBLIC WORKS

How a failed “inland sea” project made this Spain’s most debt-ridden village

Vallada is home to just over 3,000 people but is saddled with up to €37 million in debt thanks to a ruinous scheme put forward by the former mayor

FOOD SAFETY

Woman who died after eating at Michelin-starred restaurant choked on own vomit

A preliminary report has revealed the cause of death of the 46-year-old woman, who, along with 28 other people, became ill after a meal at the Valencia establishment RiFF

LGBTQ+ Rights

Valencia doctor performs pioneering sex change surgery in 17 hours

The Spanish medical team created a man’s body, a process than can take up to 10 years, in under a day

ENVIRONMENT

Valencia backtracks on plan to ban cremation of very obese bodies

Concerned about the air pollution created by a practice that is in growing demand, regional authorities have come up with a list of measures to curtail emissions from incineration

ARTS

Why sculptures based on 2,600-year-old Greek ceramics are shocking Valencia

An outdoor exhibition by Antoni Miró is causing a stir in the city, with some parents saying the erotic artworks should not be visible to children

MUSIC

The “perfect crime” in Valencia that saw Daddy Yankee lose €2 million

The Reggaeton star behind the hit ‘Despacito’ saw the contents of his safe looted last week after thieves passed themselves off as members of his entourage

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