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Single parents with two children classed as 'large families' for financial purposes
Society Fri, May 11, 2018

Single parents with two children classed as 'large...

ONE-PARENT families with two children or more will be officially recognised as 'large' family units for the purposes of discounts, grants and tax breaks, the government has announced. Secretary of State for...

Spanish refugee rescue volunteers acquitted
Society Tue, May 8, 2018

Spanish refugee rescue volunteers acquitted

THREE Spanish firefighters arrested on the Greek island of Lesbos in January 2016 for 'human trafficking' have been acquitted of all charges. Manuel Blanco, Julio Latorre and Quique Rodríguez, all from Sevilla...

Teruel protests over dwindling headcount fuelled by 'underfunding'
Society Mon, May 7, 2018

Teruel protests over dwindling headcount fuelled by...

THOUSANDS of residents in the province of Teruel, southern Aragón took to the streets to protest over the decades-long neglect they have suffered at the hands of various central governments, leading to their population...

End of an era for phone boxes and directories?
Society Tue, May 1, 2018

End of an era for phone boxes and directories?

TELEPHONE boxes may cease to be a legal requirement for communications companies because they are 'rarely used', according to a draft Bill of Law, or Royal Decree, passed in Parliament. Until now, telephone line...

All-girl couples stage 'kiss-a-thon' in Barcelona
Society Fri, Apr 27, 2018

All-girl couples stage 'kiss-a-thon' in Barcelona

AT LEAST 50 pairs of women staged a 'kiss-a-thon' in Barcelona city centre yesterday (Thursday) to mark International Lesbian Visibility Day before marching through the streets carrying rainbow-coloured flags....

'Stolen baby', 54, meets his real mum – who never realised he was alive
Society Sat, Apr 21, 2018

'Stolen baby', 54, meets his real mum – who never...

A 54-YEAR-OLD man 'stolen' from his parents at birth by nuns has been reunited with his biological mothe and four siblings – who believed until the day they met him that he had been stillborn. Victims of the...

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