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Community/Public Services news and information for Spain

Society Wed, Jan 31, 2018

World's oldest man dies aged 113

THE world's oldest man has died at his Extremadura home just a month and a half after his 113 birthday. Francisco Núñez Olivera, who was born on December 13, 1904 in the town of Bienvenida – which, curiously,...

Society Wed, Jan 24, 2018

Spain's first transsexual councillor sworn in

SPAIN'S first-ever transsexual councillor has been sworn in at Paiporta town hall (Valencia province) and says his appointment 'marks a before and after' in national politics. Guillém Montoro, 22, head of...

Society Mon, Jan 22, 2018

HIV self-test kits now on sale without prescription

HOME test kits for HIV are now available over the counter from today in high-street pharmacies without prescription in a bid to help those who may be at risk get a definite answer. Embarrassment and fear are among the...

Society Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Christmas lottery ticket worth €125,000 found on street

SANTANDER city council is searching for the owner of a Christmas lottery ticket bearing the second-prize number 51244, which is worth €125,000. A woman found the ticket on the street and handed it in to the National...

Society Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Menopause drug side-effects spark legal action

WOMEN prescribed a drug to help with the menopause which produced severe and often irreversible side-effects have banded together to take legal action against the ministry of health. Retailed as Agreal, the drug was...

Society Tue, Jan 16, 2018

Spain top of the world for transplants - again

SPAIN is still number one in the world for transplant operations, having beaten its own records for the fifth year on the trot, and waiting lists for adults are gradually going down, says the National Transplant...

Society Sat, Jan 13, 2018

Pakistani schoolboy seeks asylum for shrapnel surgery

A 12-YEAR-OLD boy from Pakistan is seeking asylum in Spain so he can be operated on for shrapnel lodged in his head which has left him paralysed down the right side of his body. Jonathan was just five when a bomb went...

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