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Spain marches for International Women’s Day
Society Fri, Mar 8, 2019

Spain marches for International Women’s Day

HUNDREDS of thousands of ladies and a fair few men hit the streets across Spain today (Friday) as part of the International Women’s Day demonstration – and a high number went on strike. Now a global phenomenon, the...

Paternity to leave to equal maternity by January 2021
Society Sat, Feb 23, 2019

Paternity to leave to equal maternity by January 2021

PATERNITY leave will rise to three months from next year and to four months by January 1, 2021 if the existing socialist government wins the elections this coming April, meaning men and women will be able to take the...

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...

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