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Madrid to ban traffic from city centre, except residents
Transport Wed, May 23, 2018

Madrid to ban traffic from city centre, except residents

NON-RESIDENT traffic will be banned from the whole of the centre of Madrid from November in a bid to drastically cut air pollution. The massive circle marked out by the city council in which vehicles will no longer be...

Builders missing after Madrid apartment block collapse
Crime/Incidents Wed, May 23, 2018

Builders missing after Madrid apartment block collapse

A TEAM of around 50 firefighters continue to search for two builders lost among the rubble of a block which collapsed in Madrid on Tuesday. Both the missing contractors were working on the fifth floor of the apartment...

Pressure's off for students this summer: Pass mark now enough for university grants
Education/Work Tue, May 22, 2018

Pressure's off for students this summer: Pass mark now...

SIXTH-FORMERS can breathe a little easier this summer – once again, the minimum grade in their general university aptitude test to qualify for a student grant will be the pass mark of 50%. Former education minister...

Teruel ham, bread and olive oil for Trump and Kim Jong-Un
Food & Drink Tue, May 22, 2018

Teruel ham, bread and olive oil for Trump and Kim Jong-Un

TERUEL is seeking to aid peace talks between US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un – three of its star products are being shipped over to Singapore in time for the historic bilateral summit on...

German prosecution calls for Puigdemont's extradition
Politics Tue, May 22, 2018

German prosecution calls for Puigdemont's extradition

GERMAN prosecutors have called for deposed Catalunya president Carles Puigdemont's extradition for 'rebellion' after having reviewed the additional information sent by the Spanish justice system, even though...

Curtain-up on Cecilia's 'Ecce Homo' opera in Arizona
Culture Mon, May 21, 2018

Curtain-up on Cecilia's 'Ecce Homo' opera in Arizona

AN OPERA based upon the bizarre tale of an elderly lady's botched restoration of a 19th-century has been aired in Arizona ahead of its world première. Cecilia Giménez was 81 when, in 2012, she decided to restore...

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