Tue PM May 07

Political Co-operation
Acting Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and opposition leader Pablo Casado of the PP have agreed to open up a permanent communication channel on Catalonia.
Such an initiative would have been unthinkable just a few weeks ago,but the PP has performed a U- turn following its resounding defeat in the Elections.
Casado, who until recently had described Sánchez as a “traitor,” a “squatter” and “a stand-in,” has now adopted a completely different tone.
Yesterday both men made a commitment to keep discussing the Catalan crisis.
Casado said he will remain vigilant in case there are any concessions to Catalan separatists

Murder Trial
Authorities in Almeria have confirmed that the trial of the woman, who confessed to the murder of 8-year-old Gabriel Cruz last year, will start in September.
Ana Julia Quezada admitted to the killing of the child in February 2018, after his remains were discovered in the boot of her car.
She faces charges of murder and also crimes against moral integrity.
If a guilty verdict is delivered, she may face a permanent life sentence.

Road Deaths
The death toll on the nation’s roads over the bank holiday period rose by seven compared to the year before, according to data from the DGT.
Nineteen people died on the roads over the May Bank Holiday in seventeen fatal accidents, between the 30th of April and May the 5th, with most accidents taking place on normal roads.
This year to date, 341 deaths have been reported on the country’s roads, 2 fewer than the same time last year.

Tonight’s Football
Liverpool’s teenage striker Rhian Brewster is ready to make his debut in the absence of the injured duo of Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino when they host Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final tonight.
Brewster, an England youth international, shot to fame when he won the Golden Boot at the Under-17 World Cup in 2017 where he scored eight goals. He signed his first professional contract last year.
Brewster had been sidelined for the majority of the season with an ankle injury and returned to action last month for the club’s under-23 team, playing two matches where he grabbed a goal and an assist.

This Weekends Grand Prix
Mercedes continue their domination of the F1 so far this season after securing one-twos in each of the opening four races.
But in Barcelona, there’s always a chance for a surprise.
With Ferrari securing just two podiums so far this season, the Italian team could really do with taking the chequered flag this weekend.
The F1 season has arrived in Europe for the summer months which means sessions will be held at more suitable viewing times.
The first free practice session at the Circuit De Cataluna starts on Friday at 11am. .the race on Sunday is scheduled for a 3.10pm start.