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IVF dad discovers kids are not his after clinic mix-up
Society Mon, Dec 17, 2018

IVF dad discovers kids are not his after clinic mix-up

A ROUTINE blood test led to a father in Bilbao finding out his children were not his own due to a mix-up at the fertility clinic, leading to the family getting nearly a quarter of a million euros in compensation. The...

Basque mountaineer survives helicopter crash in Tajikistan
Crime/Incidents Tue, Aug 14, 2018

Basque mountaineer survives helicopter crash in Tajikistan

A MOUNTAINEER from the Basque Country who crashed his helicopter in the wilds of Tajikistan at an altitude of 7,500 metres has been found – alive. But five of the 18 people flying with him have died, according to...

Spaniard to be exhumed in London over organ-trafficking suspicions
Crime/Incidents Thu, Jul 26, 2018

Spaniard to be exhumed in London over organ-trafficking...

A BRITISH court has agreed to the body of a Spaniard to be exhumed to see whether he was a victim of organ-trafficking before he died. Miguel Ángel Martínez was 45 when he set off from his native Basque Country on...

Bilbao cabbies 'must see women indoors' before driving off
Transport Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Bilbao cabbies 'must see women indoors' before...

TAXI drivers dropping off women in Bilbao are now required to ensure their customers are safely indoors before driving off, thanks to a new bye-law aimed at improving people's safety on the streets. Cabbies are also...

Basque policeman dies tackling football hooligans
Sport Sat, Feb 24, 2018

Basque policeman dies tackling football hooligans

A BASQUE police officer died from a heart attack whilst tackling a brawl between two extremist fan clubs ahead of the European League match between Athletic de Bilbao FC and Moscow Spartak, leading for calls for the...

Another baby affected by Lactalis salmonella bug
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...

Bilbao's Guggenheim museum posts record visitor numbers
Culture Fri, Sep 1, 2017

Bilbao's Guggenheim museum posts record visitor numbers

The Guggenheim museum in Bilbao has posted record visitor numbers in July and August with 322,247 people coming through the doors - 6,891 more than over the same period last year. According to their press release, 76%...

Family of four killed in Bilbao block inferno
Crime/Incidents Sat, May 27, 2017

Family of four killed in Bilbao block inferno

A YOUNG family of four has died in a fire which destroyed their block of flats in Bilbao's Zorroza neighbourhood, which has left at least 25 others needing medical attention. A husband and wife aged 23 and 20...

Teacher at Catholic-run school 'fired for having IVF' wins her job back
Education/Work Mon, May 1, 2017

Teacher at Catholic-run school 'fired for having...

A TEACHER at a convent-run primary school who was 'made redundant' after having IVF has won her job back after taking the centre to court. The tutor, who had been at the Salvador-Maristas school in Bilbao since...

Guns 'N' Roses concert blocks Alavés-Barça Copa del Rey final from Bilbao stadium
Sport Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Guns 'N' Roses concert blocks Alavés-Barça Copa...

A GUNS 'N' Roses concert in Bilbao means the Copa del Rey final between Alavés and Barça has been ousted from its stadium, meaning a new venue has to be found before the match on May 27. Promoters for the huge...

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