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Trans boy, 15, wins right to change his name officially
Society Thu, Feb 14, 2019

Trans boy, 15, wins right to change his name officially

A TRANSSEXUAL teenager has won the battle to have his name printed on his national ID card after appealing a decision which claimed this was ‘not neutral enough’. Gabriel Delgado Suárez, 15, from Calatayud...

Photographing police will cease to be a crime unless officers’ safety are ‘demonstrably’ at risk
Society Thu, Feb 7, 2019

Photographing police will cease to be a crime unless...

A REFORM of the controversial public safety legislation known colloquially as ‘the gagging law’ means taking photographs or videos of police officers only attracts a fine if the act of doing so puts them or other...

Spain is world number one in transplants for 27th year
Society Fri, Jan 18, 2019

Spain is world number one in transplants for 27th year

SPAIN once again leads the field in the number of organ transplants carried out – for the 27 year running – and donors are becoming more and more frequent. In 2018 alone, donors rose in number by 37%, from 2,183 to...

'Super-surgeon' Pedro Cavadas refits child's toes after fairground accident
Society Tue, Jan 15, 2019

'Super-surgeon' Pedro Cavadas refits child's...

SPAIN'S world-famous 'super-surgeon' Dr Pedro Cavadas has successfully reimplanted a four-year-old boy's toes ripped off when he became trapped in a fairground ride. The child's foot end up wedged...

Nursery school wins case against 'anti-vaccine' parents after denying son's enrolment
Society Mon, Jan 14, 2019

Nursery school wins case against 'anti-vaccine'...

A JUDGE in Barcelona has upheld a nursery school's decision not to enrol a child whose parents opted not to vaccinate him in line with a dangerous new trend sweeping the USA and gradually creeping into Spain and the...

Gabriel Cruz's parents raise €12,572 in Almería charity event
Society Sun, Jan 6, 2019

Gabriel Cruz's parents raise €12,572 in Almería...

PARENTS in Almería whose eight-year-old son was killed by his stepmother have raised €12,572 for the Red Cross and a children's cancer association through a charity event held in a square named in tribute to the...

Land Rover advert stars only two inhabitants in Teruel village
Society Thu, Jan 3, 2019

Land Rover advert stars only two inhabitants in Teruel...

THE last two remaining inhabitants in a Teruel-province village are the stars of the show in a new TV advert. Martín and Sinforosa have lived in La Estrella, a Hamlet with a population of two, all their lives, and have...

First baby born in 2019: Carolina María from Zaragoza
Society Wed, Jan 2, 2019

First baby born in 2019: Carolina María from Zaragoza

THE first baby to be born in Spain in 2019 is Carolina María Madrona Quispe, who came into the world just as the chimes started at exactly midnight and is her parents, Jesús and Verónica’s second child. They spoke...

Spain gives phone boxes two years’ grace
Society Fri, Dec 28, 2018

Spain gives phone boxes two years’ grace

THE last Parliamentary session of 2018 was set to include a decree to axe telephone boxes – but MPs have decided to keep them after all. It was expected they would scrap the section of the law which makes it mandatory...

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