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Government offices to set up in rural Spain to fight 'depopulation'
Society Fri, Feb 28, 2020

Government offices to set up in rural Spain to fight...

GOVERNMENT efforts to prevent rural exodus and dwindling and ageing populations in remote inland countryside have been stepped up – the latest project involves a Social Security office data processing centre opening...

Village's first baby born in 43 years becomes local celebrity
Society Mon, Feb 17, 2020

Village's first baby born in 43 years becomes local...

A BABY born in a Segovia-province village has caused euphoria among locals – his is the first birth in Puebla de Pedraza since 1977. Yerai is only just over two weeks old, but when he grows up, he will almost...

'Spain's handsomest police officer' on jungle reality show
Entertainment Wed, Feb 12, 2020

'Spain's handsomest police officer' on jungle...

'SPAIN'S sexiest policeman' who has been dovetailing as a model for the past 18 months is set to appear on popular jungle reality TV show, , 36, married with two kids, was just another member of the military...

Sleeping customer 'embarrassed' after his drunken lock-in video goes viral
Society Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Sleeping customer 'embarrassed' after his drunken...

THE owner of a bar where a customer fell into a drunken slumber on the toilet and was locked in overnight says he has not seen him 'for days' because he is 'embarrassed'. David, the customer, got so...

Princess Charlotte's Spanish-designed coat seen on UK national TV
Health & Beauty Thu, Dec 26, 2019

Princess Charlotte's Spanish-designed coat seen on UK...

THE BRITISH Royal Christmas family church service has seen a touch of Spain on the front-row pew on the last three occasions – Princess Charlotte's coats have been coming from Marae at Amaia Kids, based in Zamora...

World's second-most expensive honey comes from Spain
Food & Drink Tue, Oct 22, 2019

World's second-most expensive honey comes from Spain

EUROPE'S most expensive honey – and the second-priciest in the world – comes from a village in the land-locked centre-northern province of León and will be presented at the International Organic Fair in Sweden...

Key role for Spain in 2020 Mars mission technology
Tech & Science Sun, Oct 13, 2019

Key role for Spain in 2020 Mars mission technology

SPANISH-MADE technology will be used for the next mission to Mars, planned for 2020, in what will be a huge year for national science – especially for researchers based in Valladolid (Castilla y León). Two unmanned...

Starting life in a home-made incubator: how a vet's ingenuity saved his premature son's life
Politics Wed, Oct 2, 2019

Starting life in a home-made incubator: how a vet's...

In a small village in the province of Valladolid, Castile and León, in the late 1950s, the combined ingenuity of a young veterinary surgeon and a doctor on the verge of retirement made it possible for a baby weighing...

Traffic authority scraps peak-rate phone line after consumer group complaint
Society Thu, Aug 8, 2019

Traffic authority scraps peak-rate phone line after...

TRAFFIC authorities have replaced their driving fine appeal helpline after a leading national consumer group reproached them for using a peak-rate number. FACUA-Consumers in Action formally requested the General...

'Pet poo detectives' to keep town clean
Animals/Pets Thu, Jun 13, 2019

'Pet poo detectives' to keep town clean

PRIVATE plain-clothes detectives have been taken on to patrol the streets of a Salamanca-province village in a desperate bid to get dog-owners to clear up their pets' excrement. A 'legitimate, necessary and...

Hikers with 'snow-blindness' rescued from mountains
Society Wed, May 1, 2019

Hikers with 'snow-blindness' rescued from mountains

A GROUP of eight hikers, five of whom are children, were airlifted to safety from a mountain range in Castilla y León yesterday after suffering 'snow-blindness', the Guardia Civil reveals. They were initially...

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