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Community/Public Services news & information for Spain

Society Sat, Nov 25, 2017

Demonstrations across Spain against domestic violence

AT LEAST 50 towns and cities across Spain will hold demonstrations this weekend against domestic and gender violence as part of a global movement which will include conferences, exhibitions and workshops. In some towns,...

Society Sat, Nov 25, 2017

Spain lights up for Christmas a month ahead

CHRISTMAS lights have already been switched on in all bar a few of Spain's main cities a month ahead of the date, costing millions of euros. But this huge spending is in fact an investment, since the bright, festive...

Society Fri, Nov 24, 2017

Mobile App for bullying and violence victims

CHILDREN and teenagers suffering bullying or violence can get help via a free, anonymous mobile phone App funded by La Caixa bank's charitable foundation and health authorities. They can talk online with counsellors...

Society Thu, Nov 16, 2017

Murcia schoolgirl, 12, pregnant by boy of same age

A PREGNANT 12-year-old girl has been admitted to Murcia's Virgen de la Arrixaca hospital (pictured) – one of the youngest cases yet known in Spain. In accordance with usual procedures, medical staff have been in...

Society Sun, Nov 12, 2017

Demo for 'racism-free society' takes over Madrid

AN ANTI-RACISM protest in Madrid has called for an end to undocumented migrants being held in internment centres, and for foreigners living in Spain to be allowed to vote. Held on the 25 anniversary of the murder of...

Society Thu, Nov 9, 2017

DNI renewal waiting lists from 40 to 60 days

SPANISH nationals who need to renew their DNI or national identity cards are having to wait an average of 40 days – or up to two months in some parts of the country, the government has admitted. A card held by...

Society Wed, Nov 8, 2017

Rubbish collection strike in Madrid called off

RUBBISH collectors in Madrid agreed to stop their strike after reaching a deal with the franchise companies that employ them, and started work again at 23.00 last night (Tuesday). Unions had been negotiating with the...