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Community/Public Services news & information for Basque Country

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...

Guardia Civil `extremely upset´ over unpaid benefits
Society Thu, Mar 2, 2006

Guardia Civil `extremely upset´ over unpaid benefits

There appears to be considerable unease in the ranks of the Guardia Civil, and this comes on top of the members of the Corps failing to receive their promised salary increases. This time, those members of the Corps...

Society Sat, Nov 12, 2005

Prisoner suicide death toll rises to 37

A 32 year old man, José Luis FG, was found dead in his cell at San Sebastian's Martutene jail yesterday morning. He had hanged himself with a shoelace from the bathroom door. José Luis, who was a local man, was...