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Society Sun, Dec 24, 2017

Rajoy's message to Spanish troops stationed overseas

PRESIDENT Mariano Rajoy and defence minister María Dolores de Cospedal have given the usual Christmas greeting via videoconference to the nation's troops abroad who will not be at home to celebrate the festivities....

Society Tue, Dec 19, 2017

Street-dweller since 2003 to spend Christmas in own home

A SEVILLA man who has been living on the street for 15 years will spend Christmas in his own home this year, thanks to a joint effort between his local council and community. Antonio, 71, has survived by begging since...

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...

Society Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Cospedal praises troops preparing for combat in Lebanon

SPANISH troops are due to go out to Lebanon in the next few months, and defence minister María Dolores de Cospedal has expressed her overwhelming admiration for the national forces. “It's not easy, being prepared...

Society Wed, Dec 13, 2017

Francisco Núñez, world's oldest man, turns 113

THE world's oldest man Francisco Núñez Olivera turned 113 today (Wednesday) and says he is 'crazy with happiness' at being 'the strongest man' on the planet. Francisco's blood pressure is...

Society Sat, Dec 9, 2017

Spanish citizenship applications up by a third

NUMBERS of foreign residents choosing to take Spanish nationality have risen by nearly a third in the last two years, and anecdotal evidence hints that the figure may go up even more after Brexit at the end of March...

Society Wed, Dec 6, 2017

Spain sets new records for transplant operations

SPAIN is yet again top in the world for numbers of transplants and organ donations – an honour it has held for around three decades, according to the National Transplant Organisation (ONT). Its former leader, Dr...

Society Wed, Dec 6, 2017

Spain's premature baby care 'among best in world'

SURVIVAL rates for premature babies born in Spain has reached 95%, putting Spain near the top and beating other developed nations such as the USA. According to the Spanish Neonatology Society (SENeo), one in 13 infants...

Society Mon, Dec 4, 2017

Christmas lights reflect Spain's growing prosperity

With Christmas Eve less than a month away, towns and cities around Spain have turned on their Christmas lights, most of which will remain lit until January 7th, just after the Epiphany celebrations. Madrid, Barcelona,...