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Community/Public Services news & information for Spain

Marbella's coastal walkway to be extended
Society Mon, Dec 2, 2019

Marbella's coastal walkway to be extended

Marbella's popular coastal walkway looks set to get a revamp in the new year. The town's Councillor for Works, Diego López, has held meetings with the provincial minister for the Environment, Cristóbal Ortega,...

'Golden Teide Award' for Thomas Cook staff, human rights activist and university
Society Sat, Nov 30, 2019

'Golden Teide Award' for Thomas Cook staff, human...

MAKING life easier and improving conditions for society, retaining cultural values and promoting the arts and sciences in the Canary Islands are rewarded every year by a Tenerife radio station: the Golden Teide Awards...

Spain's life expectancy of 83.3 is highest in EU and third in the world
Society Wed, Nov 27, 2019

Spain's life expectancy of 83.3 is highest in EU and...

LIFE expectancy in Spain has shot up to 83 years and four months, making it the highest in the EU, the second-highest on the European continent and the third-highest in the world. Women now live to an average of 86 in...

Spanish doctors save girl's life in flight halfway across Atlantic
Society Tue, Nov 19, 2019

Spanish doctors save girl's life in flight halfway...

FOUR junior doctors from Sevilla on a flight from Madrid to Buenos Aires, Argentina saved a young woman's life after she began suffering convulsions three hours away from landing. The medics, based at the Virgen de...

Graffiti on Madrid's Berlin Wall pieces 'nearly cleaned off by mistake', says retired mayor
Society Mon, Nov 11, 2019

Graffiti on Madrid's Berlin Wall pieces 'nearly...

THREE chunks of the Berlin Wall have been on display in a Madrid park for exactly 29 years – but the day before they were unveiled, council workers started cleaning the original graffiti off them by mistake. Saturday...

End of CEST: Spain to keep clock changes until 2021
Society Fri, Oct 25, 2019

End of CEST: Spain to keep clock changes until 2021

LITTLE has been mentioned in the past year about the Europe-wide plan to stop turning the clocks back in winter – and, once again, from this weekend, it will get dark an hour earlier in Spain and on the rest of the...

Government agrees for Madrid to take in 635 refugees
Society Tue, Oct 22, 2019

Government agrees for Madrid to take in 635 refugees

A TOTAL of 635 refugees will be arriving in Spain thanks to an agreement between president Pedro Sánchez and the city council, with 200 of them due to be sent over imminently. The Secretary of State for Migration (SEM)...

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