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Community/Public Services news & information for Spain

FACUA and police warn of hoax calls and messages
Society Thu, Aug 22, 2019

FACUA and police warn of hoax calls and messages

CONSUMER organisations and police have warned of another round of phone scams and hoaxes, including calls with a Chile country prefix and WhatsApp messages telling users not to eat pork. FACUA-Consumers in Action said...

Spanish military boat accompanies Open Arms to Lampedusa
Society Wed, Aug 21, 2019

Spanish military boat accompanies Open Arms to Lampedusa

A SPANISH Armed Forces boat is accompanying the migrant rescue craft to the Italian island of Lampedusa where the 90 refugees who remain on board are due to disembark. Defence minister Margarita Robles has expressed her...

Traffic authority scraps peak-rate phone line after consumer group complaint
Society Thu, Aug 8, 2019

Traffic authority scraps peak-rate phone line after...

TRAFFIC authorities have replaced their driving fine appeal helpline after a leading national consumer group reproached them for using a peak-rate number. FACUA-Consumers in Action formally requested the General...

Mallorca woman saves drowning boy, 10, off 'red flag' beach
Society Sat, Aug 3, 2019

Mallorca woman saves drowning boy, 10, off 'red...

A WOMAN risked her life against the current to save a 10-year-old boy from drowning off a Palma de Mallorca beach – and he has now completely recovered from his ordeal, despite his rescuer's saying she 'did...

Spanish Armed Forces promotes its first female General
Society Fri, Jul 12, 2019

Spanish Armed Forces promotes its first female General

OVER 30 years since Spain first allowed women to join its Armed Forces, a female soldier has been promoted to General for the first time in the country's history. Patricia Ortega, 56, from Madrid, was due to have...

Children's sunscreen under scrutiny confirmed safe
Society Tue, Jul 9, 2019

Children's sunscreen under scrutiny confirmed safe

HEALTH authorities have confirmed that the sunscreen a leading consumer organisation had doubts about was 'correctly labelled' and does not need to be withdrawn from sale. The OCU said the ISDIN Fotoprotector...

Alcohol-free beaches? Lifeguards call for safer shores
Society Mon, Jul 8, 2019

Alcohol-free beaches? Lifeguards call for safer shores

LIFEGUARDS on Spanish beaches want to see alcohol banned to keep bathers safe, pointing out the dangers of drinking and then going into the sea. In the same way as the public is now conscious of the extreme risk of...

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