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Archive for: August, 2016

The 97m-euro bill for aircraft maintenance

THE Spanish Government has allocated 97 million euros to modernising the aircraft and helicopter fleet of its Air Force. And it has also signed three agreements and contracts to maintain the machines. Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría, the Government’s acting Vice-President, was in charge of signing off the order. The first agreement relates to maintaining the […]

Don’t risk your cash!

ALTHOUGH it didn’t have a good start to the week, sterling did see an improvement against the Euro towards Friday, with strong retail sales figures helping to provide a boost. But though some experts believe the Pound has reached its lowest point, there’s still the question of whether this can be upheld, and there’s no […]

They do scrub up well!

Accion del Sol news  SATURDAY’S Walk and Wash Day attracted many willing helpers of all nationalities and we had a fantastic turn-out of volunteers, who helped us walk the refuge dogs. The happy inmates were then bathed and pampered on their return, so it’s a really special “thank-you” to everyone who supported the event. Nearly […]

Our perfect companions

Cats Welfare news CATS are wonderful creatures, with a great deal to offer their human companions. It is believed that they were first domesticated by humans around 5,000 years ago and were used to help protect farmers crops from mice and other rodents. They are still a popular, domesticated pet today – not for their […]

Badger cull on way

ANOTHER English badger cull will begin early next month in five new areas – South Devon, North Devon, North Cornwall, West Dorset, and South Herefordshire – as part of the UK Government’s 25-year-strategy to eradicate the disease. Dorset, Gloucestershire and Somerset are already practising culling, but opponents say there is no evidence that shooting badgers […]

Bank blames Brexit on a weak economy

But it will be short-term only, predicts BBVA financial experts BRITAIN’S decision to leave the European Union will cause serious damage to Spain’s ailing economy, according to one of the country’s leading banks. Spanish bank BBVA  believes Brexit will affect the country’s economy. The top lender is sure Brexit will shave 40% of growth off […]

Heart of comedy

A PART-TIME comedian’s joke about heart donors has been voted the funniest at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Masai Graham’s gag impressed the 10 comedy critics who drew up a short-list for the Joke of the Fringe award, which was then decided by 2,000 members of the public. The 35-year-old said: “I’m not a full-time comedian. […]

Catholic monk who ‘abused’ schoolboys

A CATHOLIC monk has been charged at Ealing Magistrates Court, West London, with a string of historical sex offences against five teenage boys. Father Laurence Soper, 72, is accused of assaulting the boys over the 1972-1986 period, when he was a teacher at St Benedict’s School in Ealing. Four of the nine charges he faces […]

Spain’s unhealthy debts

HEALTH regions in Spain are massively in debt – to the tune of a cool 6.6bn euros! And here, according to the Ministry of Finance, we owe 116.1m euros for the year to the end of May. The latest report, released by department head Cristobal Montoro, shows that payment to suppliers and commercial debt of […]

Cheap noodles are new currency in US prisons

RAMEN noodles have overtaken tobacco to become the most valuable commodity in US prisons, in response to a decline in the quantity and quality of food on offer, says new research. “Because it is cheap, tasty, and rich in calories, ramen has become so valuable that it is used to exchange for other goods,” said […]

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