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Community/Public Services news & information for Girona province

Young diphtheria patient's death triggers call for routine vaccinations
Society Sat, Jun 27, 2015

Young diphtheria patient's death triggers call for...

THE six-year-old boy from Olot (Girona province) suffering diphtheria has died, sparking a fresh debate over the importance of having children vaccinated in their early years. He was admitted to intensive care at...

Eight classmates of diphtheria boy 'are carriers'
Society Tue, Jun 9, 2015

Eight classmates of diphtheria boy 'are carriers'

EIGHT classmates of the boy hospitalised in Barcelona with diphtheria are carriers of the disease, tests have recently confirmed. All of them are safe and will not develop the potentially-fatal respiratory condition,...

Catalunya schoolboy 'critical' with diphtheria - first case in Spain in 28 years
Society Wed, Jun 3, 2015

Catalunya schoolboy 'critical' with diphtheria -...

A SIX-YEAR-OLD boy is in intensive care with diphtheria in Barcelona's Vall d'Hebron hospital - the first known case of the highly-contagious disease in Spain since 1987. Medics say the child's parents, who...

Naked demonstrators call for Catalunya's independence
Society Mon, Aug 5, 2013

Naked demonstrators call for Catalunya's independence

AROUND 70 stark-naked protesters formed a human chain along the Cala Estreta beach in Palamós (Girona province) on the Costa Brava yesterday (Sunday) calling for Catalunya to become an independent state. Carrying huge...

Council padlocks wheelie-bins and hands out free food parcels
Society Fri, Aug 10, 2012

Council padlocks wheelie-bins and hands out free food...

GIRONA city council has padlocked the wheelie-bins around its local market and supermarkets to stop homeless and hard-pressed residents from looting because they cannot afford food. But in compensation, the supermarkets...

Society Tue, Nov 4, 2008

Quick-thinking constables prevent human torch suicide

Two Local Police officers from Tossa de Mar (Girona) risked serious injury yesterday afternoon when they launched themselves at a man intending to torch himself outside the police station. The incident occurred at...

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