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'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....

Healthcare in Spain 'free and universal' to all residents, legal or not
Society Fri, Sep 7, 2018

Healthcare in Spain 'free and universal' to all...

FREE and universal State healthcare for everyone in Spain has now been officially restored after years of undocumented migrants being denied all bar emergency treatment. “For the previous [right-wing PP-led]...

Parents of murder victims support pop duo's 'justice' campaign
Society Mon, Sep 3, 2018

Parents of murder victims support pop duo's...

AFTER the parents of Gabriel Cruz – an eight-year-old killed by his father's girlfriend – criticised a Spanish pop duo for using his photograph at their concert, the families of three other murdered youngsters...

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...

Lengthy waiting times for DNI / passport applications
Society Sun, Aug 19, 2018

Lengthy waiting times for DNI / passport applications

According to a report in the Spanish daily newspaper El País, offices processing the Spanish national identity document (DNI) and passport applications and renewals can't cope with capacity, with the busiest ones...

Spain to take 60 new Aquarius migrants
Society Wed, Aug 15, 2018

Spain to take 60 new Aquarius migrants

SPAIN has agreed to take in 60 of the 141 migrants on board the refugee rescue ship after Malta permits it to dock, following another tug-of-war between southern European nations. Although Spain had previously allowed...

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