Ryanair says it has cancelled 190, or about 8% of its 2,400 scheduled flights this Friday.
The airline has adjusted its schedule in the face of strike action being taken by unions in Spain, Belgium, Holland, Portugal, Italy and Germany.
The Irish airline says this will affect 30,000 passengers, who have been notified by text and email.
The long-running industrial action by Ryanair staff centres on working conditions.
Workers based in countries other than Ireland are unhappy that Ryanair has been employing them under Irish legislation.… Read all the news
Police have arrested two men suspected of robbing a Scotish couple at their home in Lanzarote.
Masked raiders ambushed Scott Proudfoot and Gill Hewitt, originally from Edinburgh, as they returned home with takings from a bar they run in a holiday resort.
The robbers terrorised the couple, who run Flintstones at Las Cucharas beach with a replica gun.
They fired two shots before making off with more than £6000 as well as other valuables.
Scott was beaten up and sustained “considerable injuries“ during the incident in August.… Read all the news
Bull Running Death
A person has died at a bull running event .. a bull with flaming horns charging at a 71-year-old man and crashing into him head-on in a bullring .. he died in hospital
The bull was part of the ‘toro embolado’ tradition where flaming torches are placed on a piece of wood across its horns.
The victim has been named as Rogelio Rodrigo Rodrigo from Chulilla, near Valencia.
He was among the huge crowd of locals and tourists who lined the streets to watch the event.… Read all the news
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and his Canadian counterpart and host, Justin Trudeau .. yesterday in Montreal sealed a progressive alliance to deal with global challenges such as climate change and gender equality.
The two leaders met during the first visit by a Spanish premier to Canada in 15 years.
OFFICERS of the Guardia Civil have arrested a teenager who was running an online scam involving the purchase of second-hand products.
An investigation began when police learned of several complaints that had been filed in Gijon and Velez-Malaga by people who had been cheated out of their sales ..… Read all the news
A BRITISH holidaymaker has died after falling over the edge of a steep roadside.
Reports suggest the 72-year-old man tripped and fell over the edge of a barrier and plummeted 12 -feet to waste ground below while holidaying in Menorca
The incident occurred during the early hours of Saturday morning after the man had spent a night out with a friend.
He was apparently returning to his hotel on the island’s south coast.
A passer-by discovered the man’s body and emergency services arrived shortly after.… Read all the news
Thousands of Catalan pro-independence activists protested in Barcelona yesterday to mark the anniversary of demonstrations that fired up the region’s secessionist drive and brought Spain’s worst political crisis in decades.
The Protesters were demanding the release from prison of prominent separatists, among them Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart, the leaders of grassroots organizations Catalan National Assembly and Omnium Cultural. They have received preliminary sedition charges but no trial date has been set.
More protests are planned to mark the anniversary of the Oct.… Read all the news
One week ahead of a planned strike by Ryanair cabin crew, the European Commission has warned the low-cost carrier that it must submit to the labor laws of the countries where its workers live.
The EU Transportation Commissioner said “There are rules, and these are very clear.
Ryanair is bracing for a new cabin crew strike in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands on Friday, September 28. The unions behind the stoppage disagree with the company policy of putting all its workers on Irish contracts rather than following local legislation.… Read all the news
Trump’s Latest Wall
Spain’s foreign minister has claimed Donald Trump suggested building a wall across the Sahara to tackle Europe’s migrant crisis, Josep Borrell said the US President had insisted the type of barrier he has vowed to build along America’s border with Mexico would work for Europe as well.
The former President of the European Parliament didn’t reveal when Trump put forward his radical idea. But diplomatic sources suggested it had been in June when he flew to the States in a trip coinciding with the visit to the White House of the Spanish King and Queen.… Read all the news
One person has died and 11 were injured after scaffolding collapsed at
the Ritz Hotel in Madrid,
yesterday afternoon where building work was underway.
The city’s emergency services said part of the sixth floor had come
down, with reports it fell down
to the first floor.
Two of the wounded were taken to hospital with serious injuries, while
the others were less badly
All those involved were working on the renovation. At least three had
to be pulled from the rubble,
The collapse happened shortly after 4 o clock ..… Read all the news
A man has been charged with murder, hours after prominent Spanish
golfer Celia Barquín was
found dead on an Iowa golf course.
Barquín, 22, won the European Ladies’ Amateur championship in July and
was a top athlete at the
Iowa State University.
Golfers at the Coldwater Golf Links in Ames discovered an unattended
golf bag on the course early
Barquín was found in a pond with several stab wounds to her head, neck
and upper body
Police in the city of Ames said they had determined that Barquín died
following an assault.… Read all the news