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FRI PM MAR 22

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Brexit Protest
A huge march on Westminster to demand a People’s Vote on Brexit will take place in London tomorrow. And at the same time, people will also be gathering in central Madrid.
In London hundreds of thousands are expected to take to the streets to demand that the public is given a final say on any Brexit deal.
The “Put It To The People March” will begin at noon on Park Lane and then onto Parliament Square.
But for those who can’t make it a demonstration will be held in central Madrid to show the strength of feeling against Brexit among those that live here.… Read all the news

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FRI AM MAR 22

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On Line TV Bust
Police raids across Europe have broken up a sophisticated operation that pirated and resold net- based TV channels.
Five people have been arrested and dozens of servers shut down as a result of raids in Spain, Denmark and the UK.
The IPTV services run by the gang offered customers more than 800 channels including sports and movies.
The raids come as three British men were jailed for pirating footage of top football matches.
Europol said the raids marked its “biggest hit” against pirated IPTV services.… Read all the news

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THU PM MAR 21

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Brexit Cost
A HARD Brexit would wipe €9 billion off the Spanish economy and slash more than 100,000 jobs, according to a report which highlights the full impact of the UK and the EU failing to reach a deal.
In a document from the Bank of Spain titled ‘Brexit: Balance and Perspective’, the Spanish central bank warned the country’s economy would suffer hardest in the first few years following a no-deal Brexit. The Spanish economy would shrink by 0.8 percent.
Spanish newspaper 20 Minutos said the report suggested the costs on the country’s economy from a no-deal Brexit “could be significant, depending on the final scenario.… Read all the news

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THU AM MAR 21

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Brexit
Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has warned Theresa May that if she wants to extend the deadline for Brexit, she needs to have a clear plan.
“You can’t go forward by going around in circles Sánchez said.
He stressed that Mrs May’s deal is the ‘best possible’ and the ‘only viable option’ if the UK wants to leave the European Union but stressed that Spain will ‘always provide constructive solutions’ to promote ‘an orderly exit’.
If the deal, which has been voted down twice, does not get through Parliament within the next nine days, the UK wants an extension to Article 50 so as to avoid crashing out without a deal, which experts say would be disastrous for Britain and cause financial loss to its trading partners in the EU.… Read all the news

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WED PM MAR 20

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Illegal Immigration
Police interception of an inflatable dinghy off the coast of Almeria carrying Sub-Saharans has led to the arrest of two men for trying to illegally bring immigrants from Morocco to Spain.
There were 56 people in the boat, which was just nine metres long.
The passengers included 11 women and three children. While processing and interviewing the immigrants, police identified the individuals believed to be responsible for navigating the boat.
The two, named as a 21 and a 26-year old from Senegal, had threatened the boat passengers with death if they reported them to police ..… Read all the news

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WED AM MAR 20

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Election Preparations
Election officials have given Catalan premier Quim Torra another 24 hours to remove pro- independence symbols from all public buildings owned or run by the regional government.
A week ago, the Central Electoral Board reminded the Catalan government that public authorities have the legal obligation to preserve political neutrality ahead of the local, regional, general and European elections coming up in April and May.
The move mainly affects public buildings displaying yellow ribbons, used to show support for separatist leaders standing trial for rebellion, and esteladas, the unofficial flags used by supporters of Catalan independence.… Read all the news

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TUE PM MAR 19

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Murder Victim
The body found dumped on the Costa del Sol at the weekend had at least 10 gunshot wounds.
The yet unnamed man .. a 23 year old French national of Sub-Saharan origin, was left in the Guadalhorce industrial estate on Sunday.
His body was discovered by town hall employees at the back of a treatment plant, next to the motorway.
The death was immediately investigated by the murder squad of the National Police while forensics collected ten bullet casings from the scene.… Read all the news

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TUE AM MAR 19

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Far Right Politics
The far-right party Vox has signed up three former generals to run for parliament in next month’s general election, two of whom have expressed support for the legacy of former dictator Francisco Franco by signing a petition last year.
The inclusion of openly pro-Franco candidates with senior military backgrounds underscores the ground that Vox has broken in a country that had largely shied away from far-right politics since General Franco’s rule ended with his death in 1975.
Former generals Agustin Rosety and Alberto Asarta will run as parliamentary candidates for Cadiz and Castellon.… Read all the news

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MON PM MAR 18

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Gun Threat
A Man has been caught on Camera waving a gun in the face of staff at a chemist shop on the Costa del Sol in an alleged robbery attempt.
The video that has been widely circulated on social media by a Mijas Councillor was posted at the weekend and is believed to have been filmed at the Farmacia de Calypso.
The man, wearing a grey hoodie over a dark baseball cap, is captured waving a handgun in the face of staff behind the counter.… Read all the news

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MON AM MAR 18

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Madrid Demonstration
Tens of thousands of supporters of Catalan independence rallied in Madrid on Saturday in protest at an ongoing trial of 12 separatist leaders.
Many waved Catalan flags and had placards reading “Self-determination is not a crime”.
Protest organisers said 120,000 people took part .. police put the number at just 18,000.
The rally was organised by more than 60 civil society groups from all over Spain
Hundreds of buses were laid on to bring demonstrators to Madrid from Catalonia and other regions.… Read all the news