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Woman arrested for 'drowning' prank
Society Sat, Jul 28, 2018

Woman arrested for 'drowning' prank

A YOUNG woman who faked her own drowning off a Mar Menor beach as a 'practical joke' has been arrested and may face a hefty fine. Two lifeguards jumped into the sea, a speedboat was sent out, and a quad and an...

More cash for councils to tackle domestic violence
Society Wed, Jul 25, 2018

More cash for councils to tackle domestic violence

SPAIN'S government has pledged more money for town councils to deal with domestic violence, both for prevention, awareness and victim support. The previous PP-led national government had agreed to give €20 million...

Health minister wages war on homeopathic remedies
Society Sun, Jul 22, 2018

Health minister wages war on homeopathic remedies

SPAIN'S health minister Carmen Montón will call for the European Commission to cease to classify homeopathic remedies as 'medicine', because 'they do not cure anything'. Her department will put in...

Spanish 'Skateboard Hero' Ignacio earns George Cross for bravery
Society Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Spanish 'Skateboard Hero' Ignacio earns George...

A YOUNG Spaniard who became known as 'The Skateboard Hero' during last year's London Bridge terror attacks has been posthumously awarded the George Medal for Civilian Gallantry by Queen Elizabeth II. The 92...

Gas bottle prices rise by 65 cents
Society Mon, Jul 16, 2018

Gas bottle prices rise by 65 cents

BOTTLED gas is set to go up in price from tomorrow (Tuesday) by nearly 5% - its first price hike since January. Standard orange 12.5-kilo butane bottles, currently costing €13.27, will rise to €13.92 after a series...

Pension rise arrears to be paid on July 27
Society Fri, Jul 13, 2018

Pension rise arrears to be paid on July 27

SPANISH State pensioners will be paid their arrears from the agreed annual increase effective from January within the next few days, confirms minister for work Magdalena Valerio. Retirees had been protesting for months...

Diver from Ciudad Real helps in Thai cave rescue
Society Tue, Jul 10, 2018

Diver from Ciudad Real helps in Thai cave rescue

A DIVER from the central Spanish province of Ciudad Real is in Thailand helping rescue the children trapped in a cave with their football instructor. Fernando Raigal, 33, currently works as a professional scuba-diver...

Police deliver baby on suburban pavement
Society Sun, Jul 8, 2018

Police deliver baby on suburban pavement

A WOMAN has given birth on the street in a Madrid suburb with National Police officers delivering the baby, emergency services report. The 34-year-old was heard by her neighbours crying for help outside her home on the...

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