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Community/Public Services news & information for Valencia region

'Stolen baby', 54, meets his real mum – who never realised he was alive
Society Sat, Apr 21, 2018

'Stolen baby', 54, meets his real mum – who never...

A 54-YEAR-OLD man 'stolen' from his parents at birth by nuns has been reunited with his biological mothe and four siblings – who believed until the day they met him that he had been stillborn. Victims of the...

Spain's first transsexual councillor sworn in
Society Wed, Jan 24, 2018

Spain's first transsexual councillor sworn in

SPAIN'S first-ever transsexual councillor has been sworn in at Paiporta town hall (Valencia province) and says his appointment 'marks a before and after' in national politics. Guillém Montoro, 22, head of...

Foster families sought for 71 children under seven
Society Fri, Dec 30, 2016

Foster families sought for 71 children under seven

VALENCIA'S regional government is searching for foster homes for 71 children aged under seven in care, most of whom have a greater level of needs. Some are disabled or recovering from illness or injury, others have...

Tuberculosis outbreak at Castellón primary school
Society Fri, Jul 15, 2016

Tuberculosis outbreak at Castellón primary school

AN OUTBREAK of tuberculosis has been detected in a primary school in the city of Castellón on Spain's east coast. Three children in reception class have been found to be carriers, although only one of them so far...

First woman ever joins Valencia fire brigade
Society Thu, Jul 14, 2016

First woman ever joins Valencia fire brigade

THE FIRST-EVER firewoman has joined the provincial brigade in Valencia - a force which, like many in Spain, had hitherto been all-male. Whilst policewomen are a regular sight, it is surprisingly rare to see women in the...

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