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Community/Public Services news & information for Spain

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,...

Society Tue, Nov 28, 2017

Sevilla firefighters save woman from suicide

HEROIC firefighters in Sevilla saved a 40-year-old woman from committing suicide in the early hours of this morning (Monday). The distressed lady was balancing on a concrete beam above the southern city's northern...

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...