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Community/Public Services news & information for Basque Country

IVF dad discovers kids are not his after clinic mix-up
Society Mon, Dec 17, 2018

IVF dad discovers kids are not his after clinic mix-up

A ROUTINE blood test led to a father in Bilbao finding out his children were not his own due to a mix-up at the fertility clinic, leading to the family getting nearly a quarter of a million euros in compensation. The...

Another baby affected by Lactalis salmonella bug
Society Sun, Feb 4, 2018

Another baby affected by Lactalis salmonella bug

A SECOND baby in Spain has become infected with salmonella through milk manufactured by the French firm Lactalis, but is said to be recovering well and has not needed to go to hospital. The infant, like the previous...

'Fridges of solidarity' to cut food waste and feed the poor
Society Tue, Nov 24, 2015

'Fridges of solidarity' to cut food waste and feed...

A FOOD drive to help the poor and reduce waste which started in the Basque Country is now spreading rapidly across Spain. The ('fridges of solidarity') came about after a charity in Galdakao (Vizcaya province)...

Society Thu, Sep 4, 2008

Basque leader's bodyguards rescue elderly man from...

The life of an elderly man who fell in Bilbao estuary has been saved by the prompt actions of two regional police officers escorting Basque socialist leader, Patxi López. According to a regional Interior ministry...

Society Fri, May 5, 2006

Two ladies bitten by rats at old people's home

Two elderly residents of the Andra Mari old people's home in Getxo (Vizcaya) are being treated at Cruces Hospital after being bitten by rats while they were asleep. A care assistant at the home described how she had...

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