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Community/Public Services news & information for Spain

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...

Drowning boy, 9, revived after an hour of CPR
Society Fri, Jul 6, 2018

Drowning boy, 9, revived after an hour of CPR

A NINE-YEAR-OLD boy pulled out of a public swimming pool in cardiac arrest has come round after paramedics spent more than an hour giving him CPR. Normally, first-aiders have just 30 minutes to restart a patient's...

Blood pressure medication withdrawn over 'cancer risk'
Society Fri, Jul 6, 2018

Blood pressure medication withdrawn over 'cancer...

SPAIN'S medications agency has withdrawn drugs prescribed for high blood pressure after finding they may contain a substance that could be carcinogenic. At least 100 types of prescription medicine containing the...

One weekend, 271 migrants rescued in two provinces
Society Mon, Jul 2, 2018

One weekend, 271 migrants rescued in two provinces

A TOTAL of 271 migrants have been rescued off the coast of southern Spain in just one weekend, the coastguard reports. Figures released today reveal that nine overloaded and barely-seaworthy boats were intercepted...

Spain allows charity boat turned away by Italy to dock
Society Sun, Jul 1, 2018

Spain allows charity boat turned away by Italy to dock

A CHARITY-RUN migrant boat denied permission to dock in Italy and whose crew narrowly escaped being charged with human trafficking and aiding illegal immigration has been given licence to drop anchor in Barcelona....

Sánchez opens door to euthanasia law
Society Wed, Jun 27, 2018

Sánchez opens door to euthanasia law

PEDRO Sánchez's government has opened the door to the country's first law on euthanasia, which would allow 'dying with dignity' to become an integral part of the State healthcare system. All parties...

First 'stolen baby' doctor, 85, in the dock
Society Mon, Jun 25, 2018

First 'stolen baby' doctor, 85, in the dock

A DOCTOR believed to have been involved in Spain's huge undercover 'stolen baby' scandal will appear in court tomorrow (Tuesday) – the first person in history summoned to the dock over the decades-long...

Bremain in Spain joins People's Vote march in London
Society Sun, Jun 24, 2018

Bremain in Spain joins People's Vote march in London

OVER 100,000 Brits and Europeans marched through their towns and cities in the UK yesterday (Saturday) calling for a 'People's Vote' on the final Brexit deal – which remainers have been campaigning to...

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