Month: June 2022

U-TURN CAMPAIGN: Gibraltar Government says no link between driving licence saga and Spain border issues

THE government of Gibraltar has denied that there is any connection between the border issue and the failure to reach an agreement on UK/Gibraltar driving licences in Spain. For months on end, there has been a dual hold up. One on a post-Brexit deal on the movement of people and goods on the Gib border …

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Study at Madrid hospital offers new hope for Alzheimer’s cure

DOCTORS at a Madrid hospital have identified a protein that could slow the onset of Alzheimer’s offering new hope of a cure for the disease. The research led by Dr Estrella Morenas-Rodríguez studied individuals with a genetic predisposition to Alzheimer’s disease, and discovered the immune cells of the brain – the ‘microglia’ – start exerting …

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REVIEW: Leone is definitely roaring in frontline Puerto Banus on Spain’s Costa del Sol

IT somehow remains cool and calm, while sited in one of the Costa del Sol’s most emblematic – and bustling – locations to dine. Leone is a scarily good addition to frontline Puerto Banus, writes Jon Clarke That’s Leone, that has roared to life this summer in Puerto Banus with a strikingly good menu and …

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British 17-year old holidaymaker reports Vietnamese performers over alleged rape in Spain’s Mallorca

TWO Vietnamese performers have been accused of raping a 17-year-old British girl in Mallorca.  The accused, two men aged 37 and 42, are famous in Vietnam as an actor and singer.  The British girl was on holiday with her family on the Balearic island and met the two in a restaurant where they enjoyed a …

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NATO apologises after displaying Spanish flag upside down at opening session in Madrid

IT was an inauspicious start. Spain’s national flag was displayed upside down during the opening session of the NATO summit in Madrid on Wednesday. The erroneously placed flag appeared behind meeting host, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, and the detail did not go unnoticed.  Commentators were quick to point out that when a country displays its …

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Three jailed over animal abuse of a hundred dogs at shelter on Spain’s Costa del Sol 

THREE people have been handed a 15 month jail sentence over the abuse of dozens of dogs in their care at an animal shelter in Rincon de Victoria in Malaga province. Officers from Seprona, the Guardia Civil’s nature and wildlife protection branch, found 105 dogs kept in ‘deplorable conditions’ at Cortijo Maroto in a visit …

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WATCH: Art and Spanish cuisine for world leaders as Prado Museum hosts NATO dinner in Madrid

NATO country leaders and guests were treated to the spectacular combination of the greatest art in Spain’s history combined with the best of the nation’s dishes as they gathered at Madrid’s Prado Museum for a gala dinner on Wednesday. [embedded content] The dinner hosted by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez brought together the heads of …

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