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Community/Public Services news & information for Spain

Society Sun, Mar 4, 2018

PP hopes to increase minimum marriage age to 18

SPAIN'S government wants to increase the minimum age for marriage from 16 to 18 after learning that over 800 minors became husbands or wives between 2013 and 2016. The reigning right-wing PP party, which is in a...

Society Sat, Feb 24, 2018

Hospital loses frozen sperm – twice

A HOSPITAL in Madrid has once again lost a man's sperm which he had frozen, meaning he cannot now have children of his own. The man in question decided to freeze his sperm when he was 32, back in 2003, after being...

Society Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Pensioner protest blocks Parliament entrance

THOUSANDS of State pensioners blocked the street and prevented MPs from entering Parliament today (Thursday) in protest over the government's failure to index-link their income. Since 2012 inclusive, State pensions...

Society Sat, Feb 17, 2018

Miguel Bosè quits Oxfam role over sex abuse scandal

LEGENDARY Spanish pop-rocker Miguel Bosè will quit his role as ambassador for Oxfam in light of the sex abuse scandal which has recently hit the headlines, saying he 'cannot be party to such barbaric actions'....

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...

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...