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Community/Public Services news & information for Zaragoza province

Society Wed, Jun 16, 2010

Recession sparks increase in heroin abuse

The Confederation of Support Organisations for Addicts has today warned that the recession has produced a sudden surge in heroin use in Spain, as well as a sharp increase in the number of young people asking for help...

Society Sun, May 27, 2007

Spanish soldier killed in Afghanistan accident

Sergeant Juan Antonio Abril Sánchez (31), a married man from Zaragoza, died while on patrol in Qades yesterday lunchtime when the VAMTAC all-terrain vehicle (like the one shown below) in which he was travelling,...

Society Sat, Feb 11, 2006

Multi-million euro payout for Yak-42 families

A judge in Zaragoza has sentenced the three companies found responsible for organising the Yak-42 flight, which crashed in Turkey on its way back from Afghanistan in May 2003 killing 62 Spanish troops (photo), to pay...

Society Wed, May 25, 2005

Spanish legionnaire dies during NATO live ammo exercise

A 24 year old Ecuadorian soldier died of a gunshot wound after a NATO exercise near Zaragoza yesterday. The man was pronounced dead at 1.30pm at Zaragoza´s military hospital, around 45 minutes after the accident. It is...

Society Wed, Jun 2, 2004

Army officials attend media seminar

Zaragoza War School is currently hosting a course for 15 Land Army officials to improve communication between the media and the army. Military sources told journalists that this is the second edition of this course,...

Society Sun, May 30, 2004

Altair logistics support team arrives back from Kuwait

Two T-10 Hercules transport planes brought home the 42 troops comprising the Altair logistics contingent from Kuwait yesterday evening. The planes touched down at the Zaragoza Air Base at 7.22pm and 20.59pm. The unit...

Society Mon, May 24, 2004

'Cierzo 2004' military exercise programme underway

Nearly 2.400 soldiers and 550 military vehicles from 35 Land, Air and Guardia Civil units are currently taking part in the ‘Cierzo 2004’ military exercise in the National Training Centre in Zaragoza. The programme...

Society Thu, May 13, 2004

Four children found alone in a flat

The Minors Service of Aragón regional government and security forces are currently searching for a woman from Algiers who has abandoned her four children, three girls and one boy, aged between three and 12 years, in a...