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Covid: Spanish vaccine rollout success

Jack Troughton | June 15, 2021 close
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Targets hit in coronavirus response HEALTH authorities across Spain report more than 33 million Covid-19 vaccines are in arms – more than 44% of the entire population, some 21.4 million people, has received at least one shot. The end of the week is expected to bring another target hit; 15 […]

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Travel: TUI grounds more holiday flights. Uncertainty cancels ...

Jack Troughton | June 15, 2021 close
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HOLIDAY giant TUI has cancelled more holiday flights as the UK government pushes back ‘Freedom Day’ and increases uncertainty over travel abroad. The tour operator has already scrapped a number of getaways to favouritedestinations and has now put further trips on hold until next month. In a statement: “We want […]

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Protests across Spain against gender violence. Discovery of ...

Jack Troughton | June 14, 2021 close
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SPONTANEOUS street demonstrations against domestic violence have taken place across Spain over the weekend after the discovery of little Olivia Gimeno’s body on the sea bottom off Tenerife. The protests began on the island after the six-year-old’s body was found in a sport’s bag, weighed down with an anchor. Olivia […]

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Covid: Madrid accelerates second AstraZeneca shot

Jack Troughton | June 11, 2021 close
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Rise in ‘Delta’ variant means policy change HEALTH chiefs in Madrid are bringing forward a second vaccine dose for the 60 to 69 age group in a bid to control the rise of the ‘Delta’ strain first identified in India. The regional government said there was already transmission of the […]

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Search for missing children finds body

Jack Troughton | June 11, 2021 close
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Tragic turn in kidnap story SEARCH teams combing the seabed off Tenerife have located the body of one of two sisters kidnapped by their father Tomás Gimeno – the girls missing since April 27. The body of six-year-old Olivia Gimeno Zimmermann was found in a sports bag, weighed down by […]

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Travel: Flight delayed over mobile chat

Jack Troughton | June 10, 2021 close
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Woman arrested for refusing to hang up POLICE removed a passenger from a plane at Palma airport after she ignored cabin crew instructions to stop talking on her mobile ahead of departure. The aircraft was ready to leave Son Sant Joan airport bound for Alicante but the 43-year-old woman refused […]

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Economy: Amazon boosts Spanish employment. New logistic centres ...

Jack Troughton | June 10, 2021 close
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MULTINATIONAL Amazon is creating 3,000 new permanent jobs in Spain –doubling its workforce to more than 15,000 by the end of the year. New logistical centres are being opened across the years to improve its service; one of the five new stations set to be built in Alicante. The commerce […]

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Covid: vaccinations home and away. Summer travel complicates ...

Jack Troughton | June 10, 2021 close
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SPAIN is studying the possibility of offering jabs to residents as they travel to other parts of the country for holidays. With summer fast approaching, thousands of people will leave home for a break in another of the country’s 17 autonomous regions – however, travellers are concerned about ensuring they […]