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Community/Public Services news & information for Barcelona province

Society Sat, Dec 16, 2017

Europe's oldest woman Ana Vela, 116, dies in Barcelona

EUROPE'S oldest woman and the third-oldest person, and woman, in the world has died at her residential home in Terrassa (Barcelona province). Ana María Vela Rubio (pictured right) was 116 years and 47 days old when...

Society Thu, May 18, 2017

Anti-independence campaigners plaster Barcelona with...

SPANISH flags stuck to walls, benches and bus shelters have been found all over Barcelona as a silent protest against Catalunya's drive for independence – but a group caught pasting them on a central street has...

Society Sat, Oct 29, 2016

Oldest lady in Spain (and second in Europe) turns 115

SPAIN'S oldest woman and the second-oldest in Europe turns 115 today (Saturday), but 'does not look it', according to staff at the Barcelona nursing home where she lives. Ana Vela Rubio is not up to having a...