Publication: Think Spain

First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

One animal dumped in Spain every three minutes, reveals bestselling author and petition-starter

SPAIN has the worst record in Europe for pets being abandoned, with one animal dumped every three minutes.Author and journalist Rosa Montero has brought this to the public's attention and started a petition on campaign site Avaaz calling for tougher legislation ... [Published Think Spain - 14 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Independence would cost Catalunya 4.5 billion a year, but eventually bring annual benefits of 11.5 billion, say experts

CATALUNYA'S bid for independence would cost the region 4.5 billion euros a month, experts claim.This would be the total of necessary payments in Social Security, wages for civil servants, pensions, unemployment benefit and general running costs, according ... [Published Think Spain - 17 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

'Clocking' experts knocked up to 120,000 kilometres off used cars before sale across Spain

A GANG involved in 'clocking' used cars all over Spain has been rounded up following raids on garages and dealers' yards in Alicante, Jaén, Madrid, and Toledo and Ciudad Real in the centre of the country.Three experts out of the 27 taken into custody ... [Published Think Spain - 23 hours ago]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Anti-repossession campaigner's suicide over mortgage payments sparks protest

CROWDS of around 500 demonstrated in Granada after a father-of-two committed suicide this week when his mortgage lenders repossessed the family home.Protesters from the pressure group Stop Desahucios ('stop evictions') say the deceased was one of their ... [Published Think Spain - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Santiago rail tragedy: Bereaved and injured forgive driver for 'human error'

SURVIVORS of the devastating Galicia train crash and grieving relatives and friends of the deceased say they have 'forgiven' driver Francisco Garzón del Amo for making a 'human mistake' and have slammed authorities for 'using him as a scapegoat'.So far, ... [Published Think Spain - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Ward closure leads to hospital patient protest from their bedsHospitalet de Llobregat

PATIENTS at a Barcelona hospital have organised a sit-in – or 'lie-in' – protest over plans to shut down entire wards due to funding cuts in the health service.Seven patients in Neurology on the ninth floor, five in cardiology surgery on the third floor, ... [Published Think Spain - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Dominoes and darts banned as 'too noisy', but fireworks 14 hours a day allowed

BAR customers in Sevilla are not allowed to play dominoes or darts in outside seating areas because of 'noise nuisance' – but fiesta groups are allowed to let off fireworks around the clock.Residents have complained about what they consider to be 'illogical' ... [Published Think Spain - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Dutch pensioners killed in Mallorca yacht fire

A DUTCH couple have lost their lives after their yacht caught fire off the Portocolom coast in Felanitx (Mallorca).The craft was said to have been moored at the time some 100 metres out from the pier, and the victims may have been asleep when the blaze ... [Published Think Spain - Jul 27 2014]
Entities: Yacht, Citizen
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Grandparents 'work six hours a day' looking after grandchildren whilst their parents work, says study

GRANDPARENTS in Spain spend an average of six hours a day looking after their children's children, according to the national geriatrician society (SEGG).With the financial crisis meaning parents cannot afford either for one or both of them to work part-time ... [Published Think Spain - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Gib tug-of-war: Nothing wrong with concrete blocks in sea, says European Commission

BRITISH authorities have won their ongoing battle of wits with the Spanish government over concrete blocks thrown into the sea into what the former say are Gibraltarian waters and the latter says belong to Spain.Last summer saw tensions flare between ... [Published Think Spain - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

'Chaos' at Valencia airport caused by power cut

A POWER cut at Valencia airport yesterday (Friday) morning caused chaos in the terminal with outgoing and arriving planes delayed.The electricity went off between 06.00hrs and 07.00hrs, leaving the entire airport in darkness.A flight due to leave for ... [Published Think Spain - Jul 26 2014]
Entities: Chaos, Valencia, Testimony
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

ADIF workers call off rail strike, but RENFE staff may still go ahead

A STRIKE affecting rail travel across the country has been called off after union leaders reached an agreement with the company over the future of hundreds of employees and their working conditions.Staff at rail board ADIF had planned to down tools for ... [Published Think Spain - Jul 26 2014]

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...the ministry of agriculture once it has reached 200,000 signatures, and hopes that the public voice will compel the government into urgent action "in time to save the lives of thousands of pets"
...called a meeting with British ambassador in Spain, Simon Manley in answer to the UK having done likewise with Trillo in order to protest against "the manner in which London has handled the supposed incident"
He has summoned the Spanish ambassador in Britain, Federico Trillo, to an urgent meeting, saying the ship's behaviour "constituted a breach of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea"
The judge found that in accordance with Article 152 of the Spanish Civil Code, the legal requirement to maintain a dependent child "ceases when the parent or guardian's fortune has reduced to the level of being unable to attend to said parent or guardian's own needs" , as is the case with the girl's father, meaning by law he cannot be forced to pay maintenance money

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One animal dumped in Spain every three minutes,... [Published Think Spain - 14 hours ago]
Independence would cost Catalunya 4.5 billion a... [Published Think Spain - 17 hours ago]
'Clocking' experts knocked up to 120,000 kilome... [Published Think Spain - 23 hours ago]
Anti-repossession campaigner's suicide over mor... [Published Think Spain - Jul 28 2014]
Santiago rail tragedy: Bereaved and injured for... [Published Think Spain - Jul 28 2014]
Dominoes and darts banned as 'too noisy', but f... [Published Think Spain - Jul 28 2014]
Ward closure leads to hospital patient protest ... [Published Think Spain - Jul 28 2014]
Dutch pensioners killed in Mallorca yacht fire [Published Think Spain - Jul 27 2014]
Grandparents 'work six hours a day' looking aft... [Published Think Spain - Jul 27 2014]
Gib tug-of-war: Nothing wrong with concrete blo... [Published Think Spain - Jul 27 2014]
ADIF workers call off rail strike, but RENFE st... [Published Think Spain - Jul 26 2014]
'Chaos' at Valencia airport caused by power cut [Published Think Spain - Jul 26 2014]
Spain's headcount plummets for second consecuti... [Published Think Spain - Jul 25 2014]
Electricity bills to go up 'to pay installation... [Published Think Spain - Jul 25 2014]
Spanish plane crashes in Mali desert with no su... [Published Think Spain - Jul 24 2014]
Short-staffing forces on-duty Guardia Civil off... [Published Think Spain - Jul 24 2014]
Canary Island oil-drilling to start in autumn [Published Think Spain - Jul 24 2014]
Spain stops all flights to and from Tel Aviv am... [Published Think Spain - Jul 24 2014]
Santiago rail tragedy: The bereaved and injured... [Published Think Spain - Jul 24 2014]
Alicante town trades rubbish lorries for horses... [Published Think Spain - Jul 24 2014]
Famous bullfight cancelled as all three matador... [Published Think Spain - Jul 24 2014]
'Worst crash in 15 years' kills eight and leave... [Published Think Spain - Jul 23 2014]
Town suffers three days without water supply – ... [Published Think Spain - Jul 22 2014]
British man, 20, paralysed after shallow pool dive [Published Think Spain - Jul 22 2014]
British girl, 15, arrested after reporting sex ... [Published Think Spain - Jul 21 2014]
Post office forces delivery staff on crutches t... [Published Think Spain - Jul 21 2014]
Urbanisations evacuated amid raging infernos in... [Published Think Spain - Jul 21 2014]
Gib tug-of-war: Spain's foreign ministry hotly ... [Published Think Spain - Jul 20 2014]
Angela Merkel against Catalunya's independence ... [Published Think Spain - Jul 20 2014]
HRH Letizia pays first visit as Queen of Spain ... [Published Think Spain - Jul 20 2014]
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