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Community/Public Services news & information for Spain

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...

Society Mon, Nov 6, 2017

Rubbish collectors strike 'indefinitely' in Madrid

AN INDEFINITE rubbish collection strike started today (Monday) at 07.00 in Madrid as unions battle for improvements in working conditions and pay. Refuse collection in the city is carried out by three franchise firms...

Society Sat, Nov 4, 2017

Regional health conference to tackle GP shortages

NATIONAL health minister Dolors Montserrat will meet with all her regional counterparts in Spain this coming Wednesday (November 8) to discuss the shortage of GPs in local surgeries, among other issues. This is the...

Society Fri, Nov 3, 2017

African migrant on surfboard caught off Ceuta coast

A SUB-SAHARAN African migrant rescued three miles off the coast of Ceuta was paddling on a surfboard and dressed in flippers and a neoprene diving suit, according to the coastguard. The would-be immigrant – whose...