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Community/Public Services news & information for Spain

'Mini-hero' Mohammed gets medal from Madrid government
Society Tue, Feb 11, 2020

'Mini-hero' Mohammed gets medal from Madrid...

A YOUNG hero who saved his mother by keeping calm and calling 112 is due to receive a medal today in Madrid regional government headquarters. February 11 is European 112 Day, and town and city councils and regional...

'Mini-hero' Mohammed, 11, saves his mum's life
Society Wed, Feb 5, 2020

'Mini-hero' Mohammed, 11, saves his mum's life

AN 11-YEAR-OLD boy has become a local hero after saving his mum's life when she collapsed. Mohammed, from the Madrid suburb of Leganés, rang the 112 emergency hotline at 06.52. “Hello, sorry, I've just heard...

Spaniards repatriated from China 'happy and relaxed' in quarantine
Society Mon, Feb 3, 2020

Spaniards repatriated from China 'happy and...

SPANIARDS repatriated from the Wuhan area of China are in quarantine in Madrid, where they are said to be 'very content' and have been receiving supplies from their families. Around 20 Spanish nationals were...

Triple transplant patient Iria, 10, leads 'normal life' after pioneering surgery
Society Mon, Jan 20, 2020

Triple transplant patient Iria, 10, leads 'normal...

BARCELONA'S Vall d'Hebron hospital has carried out a triple transplant on a child who is now 'living a normal life' – making it the first centre in the world to to so on a non-adult patient. Iria, 10,...

Sleeping customer 'embarrassed' after his drunken lock-in video goes viral
Society Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Sleeping customer 'embarrassed' after his drunken...

THE owner of a bar where a customer fell into a drunken slumber on the toilet and was locked in overnight says he has not seen him 'for days' because he is 'embarrassed'. David, the customer, got so...

Spain's population highest-ever at 47.1 million – thanks to immigration
Society Fri, Jan 10, 2020

Spain's population highest-ever at 47.1 million –...

OFFICIAL figures are in for Spain's population as at the start of 2020 – and the country has begun a new decade with its largest headcount ever before. At 47.1 million, this is the highest ever, and the first time...

'Ethical veganism' is 'legally-protected philosophical belief', like religion, says court
Society Fri, Jan 3, 2020

'Ethical veganism' is 'legally-protected...

AN EMPLOYMENT tribunal in the east of England has declared 'ethical veganism' to be a 'philosophical belief system' which should be treated with the same protection as any religious faith after the...

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