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Community/Public Services news & information for Spain

Anti-hair loss 'cool caps' reach cancer units in Spain
Society Mon, May 21, 2018

Anti-hair loss 'cool caps' reach cancer units in...

'COOL caps' are beginning to come into use – albeit in very limited number – in Spanish hospitals to help prevent patients in chemotherapy from losing their hair. Already standard in many UK hospitals –...

Spaniards in Ebola zone 'in good health'
Society Sat, May 12, 2018

Spaniards in Ebola zone 'in good health'

THREE Spanish missionaries based in the Ebola 'danger zone' in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been contacted and are said to be in good health, according to Spain's foreign office. They...

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...

Euthanasia debated 'seriously' in Parliament for the first time
Society Wed, May 9, 2018

Euthanasia debated 'seriously' in Parliament for...

A DEBATE has opened in Spanish Parliament about the possibility of decriminalising euthanasia. All parties who voted in Congress except the reigning PP, which is in a minority, and the Navarra regional party UPN,...

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....

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