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Community/Public Services news & information for Spain

Graffiti on Madrid's Berlin Wall pieces 'nearly cleaned off by mistake', says retired mayor
Society Mon, Nov 11, 2019

Graffiti on Madrid's Berlin Wall pieces 'nearly...

THREE chunks of the Berlin Wall have been on display in a Madrid park for exactly 29 years – but the day before they were unveiled, council workers started cleaning the original graffiti off them by mistake. Saturday...

End of CEST: Spain to keep clock changes until 2021
Society Fri, Oct 25, 2019

End of CEST: Spain to keep clock changes until 2021

LITTLE has been mentioned in the past year about the Europe-wide plan to stop turning the clocks back in winter – and, once again, from this weekend, it will get dark an hour earlier in Spain and on the rest of the...

Government agrees for Madrid to take in 635 refugees
Society Tue, Oct 22, 2019

Government agrees for Madrid to take in 635 refugees

A TOTAL of 635 refugees will be arriving in Spain thanks to an agreement between president Pedro Sánchez and the city council, with 200 of them due to be sent over imminently. The Secretary of State for Migration (SEM)...

Spain marks International Breast Cancer Day
Society Sun, Oct 20, 2019

Spain marks International Breast Cancer Day

WHEREVER you are in the world, you will probably have seen pink loops somewhere in the run-up to this weekend, and may have watched a sponsored run cut through your town with everyone dressed in pink – yesterday...

'Miracle' parachutist gets Royal welcome in Spain Day parade
Society Sat, Oct 12, 2019

'Miracle' parachutist gets Royal welcome in Spain...

A PARACHUTIST who crashed into a lamp post on his descent was 'rewarded' for his pains with a hug from Spain's defence minister and a personal greeting from the King and Queen at today's military parade...

'Pregnancy epidemic' among neo-natal nurses
Society Thu, Oct 10, 2019

'Pregnancy epidemic' among neo-natal nurses

THE LINES between life and work sometimes become blurred, but rarely to such an extent as at Barcelona's Vall d'Hebron hospital: seven nurses in the neo-natal unit are all pregnant. A photo of the expectant mums...

Total pavement ban planned for scooters and bikes
Society Mon, Oct 7, 2019

Total pavement ban planned for scooters and bikes

Electric scooter users and cyclists will soon be prohibited from both riding parking on pavements under a new set of regulations being prepared by the Traffic Department. The new rules were outlined today by Pere...

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