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Community/Public Services news & information for Barcelona province

French 'Spiderman' climbs 38-storey tower with his bare hands
Society Wed, Mar 4, 2020

French 'Spiderman' climbs 38-storey tower with his...

A FRENCH daredevil nicknamed 'Spiderman' has once again climbed Barcelona's Glòries Tower with his bare hands and feet and no equipment whatsoever. Also known as the Agbar Tower, the 144-metre (472-foot)...

Triple transplant patient Iria, 10, leads 'normal life' after pioneering surgery
Society Mon, Jan 20, 2020

Triple transplant patient Iria, 10, leads 'normal...

BARCELONA'S Vall d'Hebron hospital has carried out a triple transplant on a child who is now 'living a normal life' – making it the first centre in the world to to so on a non-adult patient. Iria, 10,...

'Pregnancy epidemic' among neo-natal nurses
Society Thu, Oct 10, 2019

'Pregnancy epidemic' among neo-natal nurses

THE LINES between life and work sometimes become blurred, but rarely to such an extent as at Barcelona's Vall d'Hebron hospital: seven nurses in the neo-natal unit are all pregnant. A photo of the expectant mums...

Nursery school wins case against 'anti-vaccine' parents after denying son's enrolment
Society Mon, Jan 14, 2019

Nursery school wins case against 'anti-vaccine'...

A JUDGE in Barcelona has upheld a nursery school's decision not to enrol a child whose parents opted not to vaccinate him in line with a dangerous new trend sweeping the USA and gradually creeping into Spain and the...

Spain allows charity boat turned away by Italy to dock
Society Sun, Jul 1, 2018

Spain allows charity boat turned away by Italy to dock

A CHARITY-RUN migrant boat denied permission to dock in Italy and whose crew narrowly escaped being charged with human trafficking and aiding illegal immigration has been given licence to drop anchor in Barcelona....

All-girl couples stage 'kiss-a-thon' in Barcelona
Society Fri, Apr 27, 2018

All-girl couples stage 'kiss-a-thon' in Barcelona

AT LEAST 50 pairs of women staged a 'kiss-a-thon' in Barcelona city centre yesterday (Thursday) to mark International Lesbian Visibility Day before marching through the streets carrying rainbow-coloured flags....

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