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Community/Public Services news & information for Spain

Dads entitled to 'dependent child bonus' in disability pension, not just mums
Society Thu, Dec 12, 2019

Dads entitled to 'dependent child bonus' in...

MEN with children will now be entitled to receive an 'upgrade' in permanent disability pensions as well as women following a European Court of Justice ruling. A man from Girona who was left disabled was granted...

Police and firefighters visit kids in hospital: “My son's little face lit up,” says patient's mum
Society Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Police and firefighters visit kids in hospital: “My...

POLICE and firemen are constantly seen surrounding a Madrid hospital just lately – but not because of any public emergency. They climb through windows and burst into wards where bored children are forced to sit around...

Full steam ahead for Valencia's pedestrianisation project
Society Wed, Dec 4, 2019

Full steam ahead for Valencia's pedestrianisation...

The city of Valencia is currently undergoing a major transformation, with the redevelopment and pedestrianisation of many of its squares (plazas) moving along at great speed. Ten squares have already been pedestrianised...

Marbella's coastal walkway to be extended
Society Mon, Dec 2, 2019

Marbella's coastal walkway to be extended

Marbella's popular coastal walkway looks set to get a revamp in the new year. The town's Councillor for Works, Diego López, has held meetings with the provincial minister for the Environment, Cristóbal Ortega,...

'Golden Teide Award' for Thomas Cook staff, human rights activist and university
Society Sat, Nov 30, 2019

'Golden Teide Award' for Thomas Cook staff, human...

MAKING life easier and improving conditions for society, retaining cultural values and promoting the arts and sciences in the Canary Islands are rewarded every year by a Tenerife radio station: the Golden Teide Awards...

Spain's life expectancy of 83.3 is highest in EU and third in the world
Society Wed, Nov 27, 2019

Spain's life expectancy of 83.3 is highest in EU and...

LIFE expectancy in Spain has shot up to 83 years and four months, making it the highest in the EU, the second-highest on the European continent and the third-highest in the world. Women now live to an average of 86 in...

Spanish doctors save girl's life in flight halfway across Atlantic
Society Tue, Nov 19, 2019

Spanish doctors save girl's life in flight halfway...

FOUR junior doctors from Sevilla on a flight from Madrid to Buenos Aires, Argentina saved a young woman's life after she began suffering convulsions three hours away from landing. The medics, based at the Virgen de...

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...

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