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Society Sat, Dec 16, 2017

Europe's oldest woman Ana Vela, 116, dies in Barcelona

EUROPE'S oldest woman and the third-oldest person, and woman, in the world has died at her residential home in Terrassa (Barcelona province). Ana María Vela Rubio (pictured right) was 116 years and 47 days old when...

Society Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Cospedal praises troops preparing for combat in Lebanon

SPANISH troops are due to go out to Lebanon in the next few months, and defence minister María Dolores de Cospedal has expressed her overwhelming admiration for the national forces. “It's not easy, being prepared...

Environment Fri, Dec 15, 2017

'Drought-o-meter' places 16 provinces on red-alert

A TOTAL of 16 provinces in Spain are in 'drought emergency' this month, despite the recent rainfall across the country as a result of 'Storm Ana'. The campaign group SOS Sequía ('SOS Drought')...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Man reports himself to police for hitting his girlfriend

A 19-YEAR-OLD Galicia man has reported himself to the police for hitting his wife. Local Police in Vigo (Pontevedra province) have placed the youth under arrest after he turned up at the station at 23.30 last night...

Travel/Tourism Thu, Dec 14, 2017

Ryanair ground staff in Spain to strike from December 30

RYANAIR ground staff in Spain will be on strike from December 30 in protest over their working conditions and pay, their unions have announced. Earlier this week, pilots of the low-cost airline in Ireland, Germany,...

Politics Thu, Dec 14, 2017

Dublin flies Catalunya flag in 'support'

DUBLIN city hall has hoisted the Catalunya regional flag for a month in 'solidarity' with the north-eastern region, an initiative of the reigning council party People Before Profit. With 21 votes in favour and...

Politics Thu, Dec 14, 2017

Police enforce 'yellow ribbon ban' in Catalunya

CATALUNYA regional police have been inspecting public buildings in the region to check they are not displaying yellow loops, the pro-independence sign, and ordering them to be taken down when they are found. The Mossos...

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