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Community/Public Services news & information for Spain

Free fertility tests for women at IVI clinics
Society Sun, Feb 11, 2018

Free fertility tests for women at IVI clinics

A FERTILITY clinic is offering women the chance to find out their chances of having children through a free blood test at any one of its 30 branches nationwide. The company, IVI, says appointments can be booked by...

'Hard-up' dad who owned Ferrari avoided paying child maintenance
Society Thu, Feb 8, 2018

'Hard-up' dad who owned Ferrari avoided paying child...

A DIVORCED father who claimed he could not afford to pay child maintenance to his ex-wife was driving around in a Ferrari, staying in five-star hotels for thousands of euros a night and spending four-figure sums on...

Another baby affected by Lactalis salmonella bug
Society Sun, Feb 4, 2018

Another baby affected by Lactalis salmonella bug

A SECOND baby in Spain has become infected with salmonella through milk manufactured by the French firm Lactalis, but is said to be recovering well and has not needed to go to hospital. The infant, like the previous...

Girl of 11 gives birth in Murcia hospital
Society Sun, Feb 4, 2018

Girl of 11 gives birth in Murcia hospital

AN 11-YEAR-OLD girl admitted to hospital with 'stomach pains' has given birth at Murcia's La Arrixaca Hospital, having not realised she was pregnant. Medics say they tested the child upon arrival and found...

World's oldest man dies aged 113
Society Wed, Jan 31, 2018

World's oldest man dies aged 113

THE world's oldest man has died at his Extremadura home just a month and a half after his 113 birthday. Francisco Núñez Olivera, who was born on December 13, 1904 in the town of Bienvenida – which, curiously,...

Spain's first transsexual councillor sworn in
Society Wed, Jan 24, 2018

Spain's first transsexual councillor sworn in

SPAIN'S first-ever transsexual councillor has been sworn in at Paiporta town hall (Valencia province) and says his appointment 'marks a before and after' in national politics. Guillém Montoro, 22, head of...

HIV self-test kits now on sale without prescription
Society Mon, Jan 22, 2018

HIV self-test kits now on sale without prescription

HOME test kits for HIV are now available over the counter from today in high-street pharmacies without prescription in a bid to help those who may be at risk get a definite answer. Embarrassment and fear are among the...

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