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Community/Public Services news & information for Castile and Leon

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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