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Community/Public Services news & information for Andalucia

One weekend, 271 migrants rescued in two provinces
Society Mon, Jul 2, 2018

One weekend, 271 migrants rescued in two provinces

A TOTAL of 271 migrants have been rescued off the coast of southern Spain in just one weekend, the coastguard reports. Figures released today reveal that nine overloaded and barely-seaworthy boats were intercepted...

Father loses custody of 11 of his 30 children
Society Wed, Jun 20, 2018

Father loses custody of 11 of his 30 children

A FATHER in Andalucía who bragged about never having worked a day in his life has lost custody of 11 of his 30 children. Social services, escorted by the Guardia Civil and the child prosecution service, collected the...

Spanish refugee rescue volunteers acquitted
Society Tue, May 8, 2018

Spanish refugee rescue volunteers acquitted

THREE Spanish firefighters arrested on the Greek island of Lesbos in January 2016 for 'human trafficking' have been acquitted of all charges. Manuel Blanco, Julio Latorre and Quique Rodríguez, all from Sevilla...

Street-dweller since 2003 to spend Christmas in own home
Society Tue, Dec 19, 2017

Street-dweller since 2003 to spend Christmas in own home

A SEVILLA man who has been living on the street for 15 years will spend Christmas in his own home this year, thanks to a joint effort between his local council and community. Antonio, 71, has survived by begging since...

Sevilla firefighters save woman from suicide
Society Tue, Nov 28, 2017

Sevilla firefighters save woman from suicide

HEROIC firefighters in Sevilla saved a 40-year-old woman from committing suicide in the early hours of this morning (Monday). The distressed lady was balancing on a concrete beam above the southern city's northern...

Coastguard rescues 149 African migrants in Strait of Gibraltar
Society Sun, Jul 30, 2017

Coastguard rescues 149 African migrants in Strait of...

RAFTS carrying over 40 migrants have been intercepted in the Strait of Gibraltar and 149 Africans rescued, the coastguard revealed this morning (Sunday). Five barely-seaworthy sailing boats were spotted between 05.00...

Mass demo in Sevilla airport over deportations
Society Tue, Jul 18, 2017

Mass demo in Sevilla airport over deportations

OVER 400 protesters gathered at Sevilla airport and clamoured against deportations on Sunday afternoon, a day after passengers staged a mutiny on board a Vueling flight in support of a Senegalese man being returned to...

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