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French 'Spiderman' climbs 38-storey tower with his bare hands
Society Wed, Mar 4, 2020

French 'Spiderman' climbs 38-storey tower with his...

A FRENCH daredevil nicknamed 'Spiderman' has once again climbed Barcelona's Glòries Tower with his bare hands and feet and no equipment whatsoever. Also known as the Agbar Tower, the 144-metre (472-foot)...

Triple transplant patient Iria, 10, leads 'normal life' after pioneering surgery
Society Mon, Jan 20, 2020

Triple transplant patient Iria, 10, leads 'normal...

BARCELONA'S Vall d'Hebron hospital has carried out a triple transplant on a child who is now 'living a normal life' – making it the first centre in the world to to so on a non-adult patient. Iria, 10,...

Dads entitled to 'dependent child bonus' in disability pension, not just mums
Society Thu, Dec 12, 2019

Dads entitled to 'dependent child bonus' in...

MEN with children will now be entitled to receive an 'upgrade' in permanent disability pensions as well as women following a European Court of Justice ruling. A man from Girona who was left disabled was granted...

'Pregnancy epidemic' among neo-natal nurses
Society Thu, Oct 10, 2019

'Pregnancy epidemic' among neo-natal nurses

THE LINES between life and work sometimes become blurred, but rarely to such an extent as at Barcelona's Vall d'Hebron hospital: seven nurses in the neo-natal unit are all pregnant. A photo of the expectant mums...

Neus Català, 103: Not ‘just’ a Nazi camp survivor
Society Sat, Apr 20, 2019

Neus Català, 103: Not ‘just’ a Nazi camp survivor

IN FOUR months and 11 days’ time, the planet will mark a chilling anniversary only a handful of people alive today will remember the full implications of: the start of World War II, 80 years ago, on September 1. Only...

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...

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