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Community/Public Services news & information for Spain

School's out: Keeping the kids entertained at home
Society Sat, Mar 21, 2020

School's out: Keeping the kids entertained at home

NOW that schools have been shut in Spain for a week, parents may either have got to grips with how to handle bored, over-excited children not allowed outside, or they may be exhausted already – especially if they are...

China donates 500,000 masks at Felipe VI's request; Local Chinese communities supply protection to police and health workers
Society Fri, Mar 20, 2020

China donates 500,000 masks at Felipe VI's request;...

CHINESE expats in Spain have been donating surgical masks to police, hospitals and care homes – over 3,000 were given to the Guardia Civil in the Valencia-province coastal town of Oliva by the local community from the...

Spain resonates with applause for healthcare workers
Society Mon, Mar 16, 2020

Spain resonates with applause for healthcare workers

AHEAD of the national shutdown to contain the Covid-19 outbreak, a nationwide movement to express heartfelt thanks to the medical staff working round the clock and risking contagion has taken to the streets: Even in...

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)...

Women's protection law: Hassling in streets and bars now criminal offence
Society Tue, Mar 3, 2020

Women's protection law: Hassling in streets and bars...

SPAIN has gone a step further in protecting its women out in public: hassling or harassing women in the street, in bars, at private parties or anywhere else – although these are the most frequent locations where it...

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...

Women in Spain live to nearly 86 on average: Life expectancy rose even during recession, study confirms
Society Fri, Feb 28, 2020

Women in Spain live to nearly 86 on average: Life...

LIFE expectancy in Spain rose by 1.17 years on average in the last decade, according to the ministry of health and the National Institute of Statistics (INE). Both organisations are researching the effects of the...

Policemen who saved baby's life: “That's why we joined the force”
Society Wed, Feb 19, 2020

Policemen who saved baby's life: “That's why we...

A NATIONAL Police officer who saved the life of a two-month-old baby has told reporters: “I have a child, and I knew I couldn't give 100% of myself – I had to give 200%.” Ruymán Díaz Miranda (pictured right)...

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