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Gas bottle prices rise by 65 cents
Society Mon, Jul 16, 2018

Gas bottle prices rise by 65 cents

BOTTLED gas is set to go up in price from tomorrow (Tuesday) by nearly 5% - its first price hike since January. Standard orange 12.5-kilo butane bottles, currently costing €13.27, will rise to €13.92 after a series...

Pension rise arrears to be paid on July 27
Society Fri, Jul 13, 2018

Pension rise arrears to be paid on July 27

SPANISH State pensioners will be paid their arrears from the agreed annual increase effective from January within the next few days, confirms minister for work Magdalena Valerio. Retirees had been protesting for months...

Diver from Ciudad Real helps in Thai cave rescue
Society Tue, Jul 10, 2018

Diver from Ciudad Real helps in Thai cave rescue

A DIVER from the central Spanish province of Ciudad Real is in Thailand helping rescue the children trapped in a cave with their football instructor. Fernando Raigal, 33, currently works as a professional scuba-diver...

Police deliver baby on suburban pavement
Society Sun, Jul 8, 2018

Police deliver baby on suburban pavement

A WOMAN has given birth on the street in a Madrid suburb with National Police officers delivering the baby, emergency services report. The 34-year-old was heard by her neighbours crying for help outside her home on the...

Drowning boy, 9, revived after an hour of CPR
Society Fri, Jul 6, 2018

Drowning boy, 9, revived after an hour of CPR

A NINE-YEAR-OLD boy pulled out of a public swimming pool in cardiac arrest has come round after paramedics spent more than an hour giving him CPR. Normally, first-aiders have just 30 minutes to restart a patient's...

Blood pressure medication withdrawn over 'cancer risk'
Society Fri, Jul 6, 2018

Blood pressure medication withdrawn over 'cancer risk'

SPAIN'S medications agency has withdrawn drugs prescribed for high blood pressure after finding they may contain a substance that could be carcinogenic. At least 100 types of prescription medicine containing the...

One weekend, 271 migrants rescued in two provinces
Society Mon, Jul 2, 2018

One weekend, 271 migrants rescued in two provinces

A TOTAL of 271 migrants have been rescued off the coast of southern Spain in just one weekend, the coastguard reports. Figures released today reveal that nine overloaded and barely-seaworthy boats were intercepted...

Spain allows charity boat turned away by Italy to dock
Society Sun, Jul 1, 2018

Spain allows charity boat turned away by Italy to dock

A CHARITY-RUN migrant boat denied permission to dock in Italy and whose crew narrowly escaped being charged with human trafficking and aiding illegal immigration has been given licence to drop anchor in Barcelona....

Sánchez opens door to euthanasia law
Society Wed, Jun 27, 2018

Sánchez opens door to euthanasia law

PEDRO Sánchez's government has opened the door to the country's first law on euthanasia, which would allow 'dying with dignity' to become an integral part of the State healthcare system. All parties...

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