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Community/Public Services news & information for Cádiz province

Society Sun, Jul 30, 2017

Coastguard rescues 149 African migrants in Strait of...

RAFTS carrying over 40 migrants have been intercepted in the Strait of Gibraltar and 149 Africans rescued, the coastguard revealed this morning (Sunday). Five barely-seaworthy sailing boats were spotted between 05.00...

Society Tue, Aug 19, 2014

Mother of lone baby on African toy boat traced

THE mother of a 10-month-old baby who travelled to Spain alone on a toy boat from Morocco has been traced. She and the infant's father reportedly became involved in a confrontation with border police on the coast of...

Society Mon, Nov 8, 2010

First pictures of 10-year-old mum published

THE first photographs of 10-year-old mum Elena Chiritescu have been published by British broadsheet, the Daily Mail. She appears alongside her baby girl's father, 13-year-old Gheorghe Mecic, her cousin. They lived...

Society Mon, Sep 1, 2008

Off-duty officer rescues shipwrecked pair

An off-duty Guardia Civil officer stationed in Algeciras rescued a father and son whose newly-acquired motor launch sank around three miles from Tarifa yesterday afternoon. It was around 5pm when the officer, who was on...

Society Fri, Sep 15, 2006

Spanish troops land on Lebanon beach

The first contingent of 566 Spanish servicemen and women is disembarking on Tiro beach this morning where they will be staying at the Rest Hotel. The troops left Rota naval base in Cádiz last Friday on board four...

Society Thu, Aug 31, 2006

First Spanish troops arrive in Lebanon

An advance party of 24 Spanish soldiers arrived yesterday at Beirut airport (photo) from where they were transferred by coach to the town of Nakura in south Lebanon, where the French-controlled UN Provisional Force has...

Society Wed, Jan 4, 2006

Cadiz trawler nets World War II mine

Bomb disposal experts attached to the Navy's Combat Diver Unit have defused an anti-submarine mine from the Second World War which got caught in the nets of the Mari Tere Carrillo fishing vessel last night in the...