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Community/Public Services news & information for Costa Vasca

Society Sun, Feb 4, 2018

Another baby affected by Lactalis salmonella bug

A SECOND baby in Spain has become infected with salmonella through milk manufactured by the French firm Lactalis, but is said to be recovering well and has not needed to go to hospital. The infant, like the previous...

Society Fri, May 5, 2006

Two ladies bitten by rats at old people's home

Two elderly residents of the Andra Mari old people's home in Getxo (Vizcaya) are being treated at Cruces Hospital after being bitten by rats while they were asleep. A care assistant at the home described how she had...

Society Thu, Mar 2, 2006

Guardia Civil `extremely upset´ over unpaid benefits

There appears to be considerable unease in the ranks of the Guardia Civil, and this comes on top of the members of the Corps failing to receive their promised salary increases. This time, those members of the Corps...

Society Sat, Nov 12, 2005

Prisoner suicide death toll rises to 37

A 32 year old man, José Luis FG, was found dead in his cell at San Sebastian's Martutene jail yesterday morning. He had hanged himself with a shoelace from the bathroom door. José Luis, who was a local man, was...

Society Thu, Sep 30, 2004

Olazabal designs new golf course for Artxanda

According to Julio Tejero, who is in charge of managing the installations at the Artxanda Golf Club in the village of Larrabetzu (Vizcaya), the new course being designed by José María Olazabal´s IGD company, which...

Society Wed, Sep 15, 2004

ETA botch electricity pylon attack

ETA terrorists detonated four bombs at the feet of an electricity pylon earlier today near Irun, but failed to bring it down or disrupt supply. Basque interior ministry sources explain that four amonal bombs weighing...

Society Mon, Jun 21, 2004

EA demands sign language is officially recognised in Spain

Basque separatist political party Eusko Alkartasuna (EA) has demanded the central government modifies article 3.1 of the national Constitution to recognise sign language as an official tongue. The party presented this...

Society Fri, Apr 30, 2004

Gold medal for terrorist victims

The spokesman for socialist PSE-EE party in Getxo Town Hall (Vizcaya), Luis Almansa, today announced that next week he will launch an initiative for the town’s gold medal to be awarded to the 15 March 11 Madrid...

Society Wed, Dec 24, 2003

Basque 'elf' visits Donostia hospital

‘El Olentzero’, the Basque emissary for Father Christmas and the Three Kings, today visited Donostia hospital handing out gifts to all the children who will spend Christmas in hospital.

Society Mon, Nov 24, 2003

Rentería Social Centre set to re-open following attack

Leaders of the PSE/EE socialist political party will re-inaugurate the Casa del Pueblo (social centre) in Rentería (Guipúzcoa) next Wednesday, after it was closed following an attack by an unidentified gang on...