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Community/Public Services news & information for Castile and Leon

Spanish doctor wins World's Best GP award
Society Tue, Oct 16, 2018

Spanish doctor wins World's Best GP award

A SPANISH medic has been named the World's Best GP in the prestigious WONCA Global Family Doctor awards. Dr Verónica Casado is based at the Parquesol health centre in Valladolid, Castilla y León, just to the north...

Boy, 4, saves mum's life calling 112
Society Sun, Sep 9, 2018

Boy, 4, saves mum's life calling 112

A FOUR-YEAR-OLD boy probably saved his mother's life – and certainly impressed paramedics – after calling the 112 emergency hotline and giving enough detail to allow the ambulance to arrive swiftly and prepared....

'Spain's sexiest Guardia Civil officer' wins modelling contract
Society Sun, Jun 3, 2018

'Spain's sexiest Guardia Civil officer' wins...

A GUARDIA Civil officer described as 'Spain's handsomest policeman' has signed up with a modelling agency in a somewhat unique career combination. Jorge Pérez Díez, 35, married with two children, was just...

Valladolid residents pose as 'drowned refugees' to campaign for more help for trans-Mediterranean migrants
Society Sun, May 28, 2017

Valladolid residents pose as 'drowned refugees' to...

OVER 1,000 members of the public staged a peaceful demonstration in Valladolid (Castilla y León) yesterday (Saturday) calling for more help for refugees attempting to enter Europe. They lay down on the city's...

Zika virus strikes third patient in Spain
Society Fri, Jan 29, 2016

Zika virus strikes third patient in Spain

A THIRD case of the tropical Zika virus has been confirmed in Spain – this time in a patient in Valladolid, centre-northern Spain, who had just returned from a known risk area in Colombia. Details of the patient have...

Castilla y León's provincial capitals join cities welcoming war refugees
Society Fri, Sep 4, 2015

Castilla y León's provincial capitals join cities...

MORE towns and cities in Spain have agreed to take in refugees fleeing war zones in the Middle East, with all nine provincial capitals in the centre-northern region of Castilla y León coming forward. Ávila, Zamora,...

Burgos village name change: From 'Kill off the Jews' to 'Hill of the Jews'
Society Wed, Jun 24, 2015

Burgos village name change: From 'Kill off the...

A VILLAGE in central-northern Spain with an 'offensive' name has officially been rechristened and its signs changed. Castrillo Matajudíos, in the province of Burgos, region of Castilla y León, has been renamed...

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