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Community/Public Services news & information for Catalonia

Nursery school wins case against 'anti-vaccine' parents after denying son's enrolment
Society Mon, Jan 14, 2019

Nursery school wins case against 'anti-vaccine'...

A JUDGE in Barcelona has upheld a nursery school's decision not to enrol a child whose parents opted not to vaccinate him in line with a dangerous new trend sweeping the USA and gradually creeping into Spain and the...

Homeless man hands in wallet containing €1,000
Society Mon, Dec 24, 2018

Homeless man hands in wallet containing €1,000

A HOMELESS man in Amposta (Tarragona province) handed in a wallet containing €1,000 in cash this week – and the owner wants to find him so he can thank him. The street-dweller gave the wallet to a barmaid and asked...

Spain allows charity boat turned away by Italy to dock
Society Sun, Jul 1, 2018

Spain allows charity boat turned away by Italy to dock

A CHARITY-RUN migrant boat denied permission to dock in Italy and whose crew narrowly escaped being charged with human trafficking and aiding illegal immigration has been given licence to drop anchor in Barcelona....

All-girl couples stage 'kiss-a-thon' in Barcelona
Society Fri, Apr 27, 2018

All-girl couples stage 'kiss-a-thon' in Barcelona

AT LEAST 50 pairs of women staged a 'kiss-a-thon' in Barcelona city centre yesterday (Thursday) to mark International Lesbian Visibility Day before marching through the streets carrying rainbow-coloured flags....

Europe's oldest woman Ana Vela, 116, dies in Barcelona
Society Sat, Dec 16, 2017

Europe's oldest woman Ana Vela, 116, dies in Barcelona

EUROPE'S oldest woman and the third-oldest person, and woman, in the world has died at her residential home in Terrassa (Barcelona province). Ana María Vela Rubio (pictured right) was 116 years and 47 days old when...

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