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Electricity bill hikes spark crisis action
Society Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Electricity bill hikes spark crisis action

ONGOING debates into how to bring down electricity bills are starting to bear fruit, albeit slowly – the firs step will involve temporarily axing one of the taxes. It will only reduce the average monthly household...

'Stolen baby' born in 1973 meets her real mother
Society Tue, Sep 11, 2018

'Stolen baby' born in 1973 meets her real mother

A WOMAN aged 45 who was 'stolen' as a newborn has met her real mother for the first time – and discovered they were only living a province apart since her alleged 'death' at a few hours' old. Ana...

Man who cannot speak Spanish loses Spanish nationality
Society Mon, Sep 10, 2018

Man who cannot speak Spanish loses Spanish nationality

A MAN has lost his newly-acquired Spanish nationality – because it turned out he was unable to speak or understand Spanish. It is not clear how the Moroccan citizen slipped through the net, although it appears a...

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....

Migrant boat docks on packed beach in Cádiz
Society Mon, Aug 27, 2018

Migrant boat docks on packed beach in Cádiz

STUNNED bathers on a beach in Chiclana de la Frontera (Cádiz province) watched as a raftload of migrants docked on the sands yesterday (Sunday). The jerry-built and barely-seaworthy craft rowed ashore onto the La...

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