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Society Fri, Dec 29, 2017

Prescription drugs fall in price from New Year's Day

PRICES of 1,253 prescription drugs will go down on January 1, saving their consumers a total of €89.6 million a year. A further 327 hospital-dispensed medicines will also drop in price from the start of 2018. About...

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...