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Policemen who saved baby's life: “That's why we joined the force”
Society Wed, Feb 19, 2020

Policemen who saved baby's life: “That's why we...

A NATIONAL Police officer who saved the life of a two-month-old baby has told reporters: “I have a child, and I knew I couldn't give 100% of myself – I had to give 200%.” Ruymán Díaz Miranda (pictured right)...

Village's first baby born in 43 years becomes local celebrity
Society Mon, Feb 17, 2020

Village's first baby born in 43 years becomes local...

A BABY born in a Segovia-province village has caused euphoria among locals – his is the first birth in Puebla de Pedraza since 1977. Yerai is only just over two weeks old, but when he grows up, he will almost...

Spain declared 'Coronavirus-free': Both patients cured and discharged
Society Fri, Feb 14, 2020

Spain declared 'Coronavirus-free': Both patients...

SPAIN has been declared officially free from Coronavirus after the only two cases in the country – both imported – have been cured and the patients tested negative. The first of these was a German tourist on the...

Spaniards from Wuhan out of quarantine and symptom-free
Society Thu, Feb 13, 2020

Spaniards from Wuhan out of quarantine and symptom-free

SPANIARDS repatriated from Wuhan are now out of quarantine and symptom-free – and most are keen to get back to the Chinese city as soon as it is safe. The group of 21 – who all live there permanently or are in China...

'Mini-hero' Mohammed gets medal from Madrid government
Society Tue, Feb 11, 2020

'Mini-hero' Mohammed gets medal from Madrid...

A YOUNG hero who saved his mother by keeping calm and calling 112 is due to receive a medal today in Madrid regional government headquarters. February 11 is European 112 Day, and town and city councils and regional...

'Mini-hero' Mohammed, 11, saves his mum's life
Society Wed, Feb 5, 2020

'Mini-hero' Mohammed, 11, saves his mum's life

AN 11-YEAR-OLD boy has become a local hero after saving his mum's life when she collapsed. Mohammed, from the Madrid suburb of Leganés, rang the 112 emergency hotline at 06.52. “Hello, sorry, I've just heard...

Spaniards repatriated from China 'happy and relaxed' in quarantine
Society Mon, Feb 3, 2020

Spaniards repatriated from China 'happy and...

SPANIARDS repatriated from the Wuhan area of China are in quarantine in Madrid, where they are said to be 'very content' and have been receiving supplies from their families. Around 20 Spanish nationals were...

Triple transplant patient Iria, 10, leads 'normal life' after pioneering surgery
Society Mon, Jan 20, 2020

Triple transplant patient Iria, 10, leads 'normal...

BARCELONA'S Vall d'Hebron hospital has carried out a triple transplant on a child who is now 'living a normal life' – making it the first centre in the world to to so on a non-adult patient. Iria, 10,...

Sleeping customer 'embarrassed' after his drunken lock-in video goes viral
Society Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Sleeping customer 'embarrassed' after his drunken...

THE owner of a bar where a customer fell into a drunken slumber on the toilet and was locked in overnight says he has not seen him 'for days' because he is 'embarrassed'. David, the customer, got so...

Spain's population highest-ever at 47.1 million – thanks to immigration
Society Fri, Jan 10, 2020

Spain's population highest-ever at 47.1 million –...

OFFICIAL figures are in for Spain's population as at the start of 2020 – and the country has begun a new decade with its largest headcount ever before. At 47.1 million, this is the highest ever, and the first time...

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