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First blind student in history to qualify as a judge
Legal & Finance Fri, Sep 18, 2020

First blind student in history to qualify as a judge

A YOUNG man from Valencia has become Spain's first-ever blind judge to qualify in the profession. Héctor Melero Martí, 26, was born 100% blind – but this has not prevented him sitting his exams to qualify as a...

Book a changing room and check local store stock at Zara
Health & Beauty Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Book a changing room and check local store stock at Zara

SPAIN'S most world-famous high-street clothing chain has launched a booking system for changing rooms in a bid to get people shopping again, and a system allowing customers to check what is in store before heading...

'On demand' bus stops for women and children everywhere in Madrid from October
Transport Wed, Sep 16, 2020

'On demand' bus stops for women and children...

ALL night buses in the Greater Madrid region will provide stops for women and under-18s after a pilot scheme operating these on six lines proved successful. The regional government launched 'on-demand' stops on...

Covid test for high-street chemist use with results in minutes developed in Spain
Tech & Science Wed, Sep 16, 2020

Covid test for high-street chemist use with results in...

SPAIN has created a test for diagnosing Covid-19 which produces accurate results in under 30 minutes, thanks to research funding into the virus from the European Commission. According to project manager Laura Lechuga,...

Black panther on the loose in Granada?
Animals/Pets Mon, Sep 14, 2020

Black panther on the loose in Granada?

A HANDFUL of witnesses swear they have spotted a black panther prowling around the Granada-province town of Ventas de Huelma – despite this predatory feline being native to the jungles of Central and South America....

Pau Gasol names new baby after Kobe Bryant's daughter
Sport Mon, Sep 14, 2020

Pau Gasol names new baby after Kobe Bryant's daughter

SPANISH basketball star Pau Gasol's wife has just given birth to their first child, whose name was chosen in tribute to the late NBA ace Kobe Bryant. A smiling Catherine McDonnell, pictured from her hospital bed...

Spain's top 10 most-Flickr'd beaches
Travel/Tourism Sun, Sep 13, 2020

Spain's top 10 most-Flickr'd beaches

BEACHES: Not Spain's only attraction by far, but one of its most famous, and probably one of its most missed this year by anyone living outside the country who has not been able to travel here due to the pandemic....

Tourism 'rebound effect' post-vaccine could make up for 'lost' 2020, says industry minister
Travel/Tourism Sat, Sep 12, 2020

Tourism 'rebound effect' post-vaccine could make up...

HOLIDAYMAKERS 'on the rebound' could mean the next two years are more successful than those prior to Spain's disappointing 2020, says minister for industry Reyes Maroto. As long as it is safe – in public...

'Generic' vaccine used for tuberculosis prevention could work for Covid-19, say Spanish researchers
Tech & Science Sat, Sep 12, 2020

'Generic' vaccine used for tuberculosis prevention...

A VACCINE created in Spain against tuberculosis is being tested to see whether it is effective against Covid-19, according to researchers who discovered it. 'Ruti', developed by the pharmaceutical company...

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