Thursday, 23 March 2017

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Gibraltar and Brexit debated in the House of Lords

A SHORT debate on the report entitled ‘Brexit: Gibraltar’ was held in the House of Lords on the evening of March 21 with speeches from 18 different peers, all of whom were positive in their support for Gibraltar. Those speaking were from a number of different political persuasions covering all…

TinTin and the Brexit plan

ONE of Belgium’s best known literary characters, TinTin the allegedly racist and right wing creation of the writer Hergé was renowned for getting in and out of scrapes and back in January of this year, he became involved in Brexit. An image of the front cover of a typical TinTin…

Policeman and attacker among five dead in Westminster terror attack

A POLICEMAN is among five dead and there are multiple people with 'catastrophic injuries' after the terror incidents in Westminster, London today, according to sources. Witnesses described how a car ploughed into people on the pavement of Westminster Bridge, before crashing into railings outside the Houses of Parliament and the…

Gang of bank robbers smashed by Guardia Civil in Madrid

CONSIDERED by the authorities as being one of the most successful of gangs involved in bank robberies in Spain, the Guardia Civil has arrested six Spaniards and one person from the Dominican Republic after five months of investigations. The investigation was sparked when it was realized that a number of…

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Snow and strong winds forecast across Spain as temperatures set to drop

AEMET has issued weather alerts for strong winds and snow for a number of regions across Spain. Almeria is among the areas with yellow alerts for snow and strong winds causing three metre waves as well as Huesca, Cantabria, Lleida, Leon and Zamora. Galicia is set to get the worst…

Tons of illegal food seized in Melilla

AN operation undertaken between the Guardia Civil and the Directorate of Health in Melilla has discovered and seized 18 tons of food and 6,000 litres of beverages, all of which contravene one law or another. A number of inspections took place in shops and warehouses in the city and large…

New Catalan independence party aims to conquer Mars

A NEW political party has emerged in the fight for Catalan independence, whose primary focus is the conquest of Mars. ‘Alternativa’ believe that politics in Spain has taken a backwards step and they want to distance themselves from their rivals in whatever way possible, starting with a foray into space…

Water and electric meters manipulations scandal in Valencia

RECENTLY, in the Valencian Community many customers of water and electric suppliers have been overwhelmed by skyrocketing bills following allegations of fraud and manipulation of their own meters. Often, the affected customers barely know where their meters are located, do not have direct access to them, let alone having any…

Four arrested in Cadiz and Sevilla provinces by the National Police

FOLLOWING up leads in Sevilla and Cadiz provinces, officers of the National Police have broken up a gang which was responsible for the importation of large amounts of cocaine from Latin America and its distribution throughout Spain. Officers determined that the drugs were arriving at the port of Algeciras and…

Trump bans tech on flights from Middle East and Africa

THE Trump administration has today confirmed new restrictions on electronics put in place for travellers flying to the US from certain countries in the Middle East and Northern Africa. The use of electronic devices larger than a mobile phone, such as tablets and laptops, is strictly banned and they must…

Murcia bike scheme two years on

THE MuyBici city bike scheme of Murcia is marking its second anniversary. Two years ago the first bikes and stations were installed, offering a sustainable and environmentally friendly way of residents and visitors to get around the city. Whilst some users have praised the “wonderful initiative” and commented on the…
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