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Valencia: Where the Streets have a Name: José Aguirre

Valencia: Where the Streets have a Name: José Aguirre

José Aguirre was born in the port area of Valencia known as ‘El Grao’ in 1842. José’s father was Basque, and José was sent at the age of 18 to…

Biocom: the Air that we Breathe

Biocom: the Air that we Breathe

Normally when baby you can drive my car, sunflower, soyabean and palm oil aren’t the first things that spring to mind, and yet, thanks to Valencian company Biocom, the day…

Running Against Slavery (through Valencia)

Running Against Slavery (through Valencia)

There are an estimated 300,000 young girls/women in Spain who have been trafficked into prostitution – they are effectively now modern day slaves, subject to abuse and violence. We are…

Valencia International & Radio Nacional de España…again!

Valencia International & Radio Nacional de España…again!

Valencia International’s editor was again asked to speak on Radio Nacional de España; this time on Friday July 31st 2015 on the show presented by Javier Capitán on FM 88.2.…

Istobal; Cleaning up the World

Istobal; Cleaning up the World

When Ismael Tomás Alacreu founded ISTOBAL in the spring of 1950 he probably never imagined that he would be starting a major, successful international company. From its humble beginnings, and…

We’ll Always Have Paris…….In Valencia

We’ll Always Have Paris…….In Valencia

Corinne Bally settled down in Valencia in 2001 after having visited the city several times as a representative of the European Union responsible for funds designed to help SMEs and…

Valencian Technology under the Alps

Valencian Technology under the Alps

Some say that the particle accelerator at CERN could produce Armageddon, a big bang under the Alps that would mean the end of matter as we know it; but more…

Valencia’s Caped Crusaders

Valencia’s Caped Crusaders

They say that recognition is a pigeon sitting (or worse) on your head, in the sense that so many dignitaries are remembered by a statue or bust tucked away in…

Languing: Welcome to the World

Languing: Welcome to the World

Spain loves our lovely –ing; they create all kinds of words with it, and would no doubt put it in their soup if they could find a way. With a…

ENGLISH AUTHOR RICHARD ‘DICK’ HANDSCOMBE

ENGLISH AUTHOR RICHARD ‘DICK’ HANDSCOMBE

Dick Handscombe has had 23 books published over the past forty years, 16 of them since retiring to the mountain village of Barx, near Gandia, in 1994, where he has…

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