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Community/Public Services news & information for Badajoz province

Society Wed, Jan 31, 2018

World's oldest man dies aged 113

THE world's oldest man has died at his Extremadura home just a month and a half after his 113 birthday. Francisco Núñez Olivera, who was born on December 13, 1904 in the town of Bienvenida – which, curiously,...

Society Wed, Dec 13, 2017

Francisco Núñez, world's oldest man, turns 113

THE world's oldest man Francisco Núñez Olivera turned 113 today (Wednesday) and says he is 'crazy with happiness' at being 'the strongest man' on the planet. Francisco's blood pressure is...

Society Sun, Dec 23, 2012

A first for Spain: Pacemakers with electrodes, power...

FOR the first time in Spain, surgeons have managed to fit a pacemaker with electrodes that slot inside the ventricular valves and force them to open and close at the correct rate and width. Patients with cardiac...

Society Fri, Jan 27, 2006

Two killed as combat plane crashes in bad weather

A Guardia Civil rescue team has found the bodies of the two Spanish Air Force pilots of an F-5 combat training plane (like the one shown in the photo) which crashed near Talavera la Real Air Base in the province of...

Society Thu, Jun 10, 2004

New payment system for Badajoz´s Santa María carpark

According to town councillor, Cristina Herrera, from the 15th June, customers at Badajoz´s Santa María carpark will be charged by the minute. Between the hours of 7am and 10pm, a charge of €0.05 per minute (€1 per...

Society Sat, Jun 5, 2004

Badajoz outdoor swimming pools open for summer season

Badajoz´s La Granadilla summer swimming pool complex opened to the public today. Opening hours will be from 11am to 9pm Monday-Sunday. Adults will be charged €2.60 during the week and €3 at the weekend. Children...

Society Wed, Apr 28, 2004

Plus Ultra II Brigade completes Iraq withdrawal

The 260 remaining troops from the Plus Ultra II Brigade arrived back at the Talavera la Real Air Base at 9.15am this morning. The troops, who have been in Iraq since last December, were greeted by their commander-in...

Society Tue, Apr 20, 2004

260 more Spanish troops return home from Iraq

A further 260 Spanish troops deployed in Iraq since last December arrived back at the Talavera la Real Air Base in Badajoz this morning at 10am. This is the second contingent of Plus Ultra Brigade troops to return home...