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Thieves smashed their way into a Stockholm art gallery

Laura | January 31, 2020 close
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Thieves smashed their way into a Stockholm art gallery in the early hours yesterday morning, snatching ten bronze sculptures and drawings by the Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali. The gang shattered the glass doors to Galleri Couleur in the upmarket district of Östermalm at four in the morning, immediately triggering the […]

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Prosecutors are asking for eight years imprisonment for former ...

Laura | January 31, 2020 close
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Prosecutors are asking for eight years imprisonment for former president of Madrid, Ignacio González, should he be found guilty of corruption. The Public Prosecutor’s Office as presented formal charges of fraud and embezzlement of public funds between 2012 and 2014, valued at between 6 to 9 million euros. Mr González […]

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The Spanish government have postponed talks with their Catalan ...

Laura | January 31, 2020 close
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The Spanish government have postponed talks with their Catalan counterparts on the future of the northeastern region until after elections are held there in a couple of months. The announcement came after Catalan premier Quim Torra said on Wednesday that elections would be called in the region after the budget […]

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Canarian President Ángel Victor Torres says that five people on...

Laura | January 31, 2020 close
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Canarian President Ángel Victor Torres says that five people on the islands are being monitored for the Coronavirus. Two had contact in Germany with a confirmed case of the virus and the three others live with them. The five are in a specially-equipped hospital on La Gomera where they remain […]

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Brexit: What will change after Friday, 31 January?

Laura | January 31, 2020 close
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Now that the UK has formally left the European Union, it immediately enters an 11-month transition period. During the transition the UK will continue to obey EU rules and pay money to the EU. Most things will stay the same but there will be some changes: 1. UK MEPs lose […]

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The British Ambassador will be holding his next live Question ...

Laura | January 30, 2020 close
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The British Ambassador will be holding his next live Question and Answer session at midday CET tomorrow, giving British citizens the chance to ask questions to the UK’s representative in Spain. Ambassador Hugh Elliott and Regional Consular Policy Adviser Lorna Geddie will host the session on Facebook, and people are […]

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Orihuela Costa’s beaches will soon have a far greater police ...

Laura | January 30, 2020 close
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Orihuela Costa’s beaches will soon have a far greater police presence, for the first time since 2013. Bathers’ security will be improved by the introduction of a new ‘beach surveillance and proximity unit’. As well as preventing thefts, the additional uniform presence will police the illegal sale of clothing, food and […]

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Spanish retail sales rose by 1.7% in December from a year ...

Laura | January 30, 2020 close
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Spanish retail sales rose by 1.7% in December from a year earlier on a calendar-adjusted basis, after rising by a revised 2.5% in November. The INE said the November figure was revised down from a preliminary reading of a rise of 2.9%.

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The latest survey on employment in Spain

Laura | January 30, 2020 close
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The latest survey on employment in Spain, published by the National Statistics Institute, the INE showed that by the end of 2019 unemployment had dropped to 13.78 per cent, the lowest annual figure since 2008. With the creation of 402,300, the total number unemployed in Spain is now 3,191,900 but […]

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Catalonia’s separatist president, Quim Torra, has announced he...

Laura | January 30, 2020 close
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Catalonia’s separatist president, Quim Torra, has announced he will call an early regional election amid growing divisions and deteriorating relations between the two pro-independence parties in his coalition government. In an address that laid bare the splits between his centre-right Together for Catalonia party and the Catalan Republican Left (ERC), […]

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Brexit: What are your rights with an Irish passport?

Laura | January 30, 2020 close
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At least 700,000 people born in Northern Ireland now hold an Irish passport. About 200,000 of those made their first application after the Brexit referendum. That number only accounts for those who have made new applications or renewed their passports in the last 10 years – the total figure could be […]

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Brexit: French petition launched for Briton denied citizenship

Laura | January 30, 2020 close
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Carpenter Mark Lawrence has lived in France for 27 years and his children are French, but the authorities have rejected his application for citizenship. As the UK’s departure from the EU approaches at 23:00 GMT on Friday, Mr Lawrence has said he is “gutted” by the decision. French authorities argue […]