Latest Valencia, Spain Stories

2008-10-27 09:00:26

Ryanair has announced the closure of its base at Valencia in Spain following the refusal of the Comunitat Valenciana to engage in constructive discussions in relation to the promotion of the airport and its routes across the airline's network in Europe. According to the company, the closure will lead to a loss of over 70 weekly flights, 750,000 passengers per annum and over 750 jobs in the region. Ryanair's investment of over $140 million will be moved to another base in its network....

2008-06-26 09:02:53

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 26, 2008) - Valencia Ventures Inc. (TSX VENTURE:VVI) ("Valencia") today announced that a letter of engagement has been signed with GBM Minerals Engineering Consultants Ltd. (GBM) to conduct an update of the previous feasibility study completed by GBM (in 2006) on the Mt. Bundy (Rustler's Roost) gold project located in the Northern Territory, Australia. The objective of the original feasibility study was to evaluate the economic viability of the Mt. Bundy...

2006-07-08 07:38:11

VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - Pope Benedict made the first stop of his trip to Spain on Saturday at the metro station where an underground train derailed this week to pray for 42 people killed and dozens of injured and bereaved. The papal convoy stopped at the Jesus metro station on its way into town from the airport. The Pope, who was greeted by tens of thousands of cheering people on his way into the center of this coastal city, left his popemobile briefly to pray and lay a wreath at...

2006-07-08 04:48:49

VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - Pope Benedict arrived in Valencia on Saturday to join thousands of families from around the world to celebrate traditional values in a country which has been criticised by the Church for tearing up its Catholic roots. The pope is due to make a speech as soon as he leaves the plane and will then drive to the center of this seaside city to pray for 42 people who died and dozens who were injured in an underground train crash on Monday.

2006-07-08 03:30:45

ROME (Reuters) - Pope Benedict left Rome on Saturday for a lightning visit to Valencia, Spain, to close an international gathering of Roman Catholic families. The Alitalia plane carrying the Pope, his entourage and journalists, left Rome's Fiumicino airport at around 9:30 a.m (0730 GMT) for a two-hour flight to Valencia. He is due to return to Rome on Saturday afternoon.

2006-07-07 18:17:09

By Jane Barrett VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - Thousands of pilgrims from around the world crowded into Valencia to welcome Pope Benedict to a family fiesta on Saturday but the mood was torn between celebration and sadness after this week's train crash. As soon as the Pope arrives in the seaside city he will visit the site of the underground accident which killed 41 people, before moving on to a program of walkabouts among the faithful and meetings with Spanish leaders. All eyes are on...

2006-07-04 10:37:23

By Ana Perez VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - A Spanish underground train was traveling at twice the speed limit when it derailed and killed 41 people, a Valencia city official said on Tuesday. Black box data showed the train was doing 80 km per hour (48 mph) through a curving tunnel just before entering the Jesus metro station on Monday in Spain's worst underground train accident, said Valencia's transport chief Jose Ramon Garcia. "Without any doubt, this caused the derailing," Garcia...

2006-07-03 17:11:01

By Ana Perez VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - At least 41 people were killed when an underground train ran off the tracks and overturned at high speed in the eastern Spanish city of Valencia on Monday, officials said. They said a wheel broke on a curve as the train approached the Jesus underground station and two train carriages derailed in the tunnel. Another 47 people were hurt, of whom 12 remain hospitalized, two of them in critical condition. Rescue teams worked into the night to...

2006-07-03 08:11:17

MADRID (Reuters) - Up to 30 people were killed on Monday when an underground train in the Spanish city of Valencia ran off the tracks and overturned, Spanish government officials said on Monday. "It seems this unfortunate accident was caused by excess speed and a wheel breaking," government official Luis Felipe Martinez told Spanish radio, adding that the number of dead in the accident at the Jesus Metro station was still not confirmed.

2006-07-03 07:57:21

MADRID (Reuters) - Up to 30 people were killed on Monday when an underground train in the Spanish city of Valencia ran off the tracks and overturned, Spanish television said on Monday, citing Valencia government officials. Emergency service officials confirmed the accident but said they did not know what caused it.

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'