Dozens of anti-riot police officers were called in as tourists at the 'Portugal Invasion' festival brawled on the Oura strip in #Albufeira, #Portugal on Sunday. .....which locals said came after a week of mayhem in the resort.
The Iberian Peninsula has been roasting hot this past week and a wildfire that broke out on Saturday night near #Doñana National Park, in southern Spain, was still burning on three fronts but authorities BUT improved weather conditions saw the blaze brought under control.
Three people suspected of jihadist activity have been arrested in Madrid, the Spanish Interior Ministry said in a release on Wednesday.
A woman in Barcelona has been forced to illegally occupy her own apartment after the tenant she had rented it to listed the property without her knowledge on the vacation rental website.
Many people associate Spain with siesta. And yet Spaniards have been slow to turn a profit from this habit. Japan, Argentina and Belgium are far ahead on this issue, explains María Estrella Jorro de Inza, owner of Siesta and Go, Spain’s very first business offering customers some down time in between activities.
After the disaster at Grenfell Tower the cladding is being checked at buildings across the length and bradth of the UK. Whilst Theresa May is beseiged by this problem Jeremy Corbyn was free to adress the revellers at Glastonbury.
Headmasters from 3,000 schools across 14 UK counties sent letters to parents before the general election warning them of the 'dreadful state' of education funding under Tory policies.
Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has resigned from the Church of England after an inquiry found he colluded with senior clergy to protect a paedophile bishop.
Former Justice Secretary Liz Truss took the decision to keep a devastating report into the effectiveness of sex offender rehabilitation courses secret.
A teenager has been accused of the attempted rape of an 8 year old girl. Officers were called to Nuthurst Park in Moston, Greater Manchester, after reports the girl had been raped and the offender had been chased off by members of the public.
The invoice, for Prince Charles and his wife the Duchess of Cornwall to go on a tour to Romania, Italy and Austria this March, is expected to be the most expensive trip taken by a Royal in the past year
The song this week is called "What Happened To Julie" and ..I'm sending it because I recently received a contract from a company in the States who promote songs......when I get to the small print this is going to cost me....
The London fire is still dominating the news... this material should never have passed safety regulations in the first place...if residents are moved out of existing blocks while they do the work fists are waved and blame cast....as usual the problems are magnified by the negative media...
Apparently there was a big march in London regarding the gradual "takeover" of Islam which was not reported on the news......totally confused....apparently there is no money for doctors and nurses....no money for extra police...the interest on my savings is a joke and yet money can be pulled out of the air for the Queen's pay rise of over 2 million?...
I watched segments of Glastonbury and enjoyed it... I watched Barry Gibb's full set which was brilliant......he should be knighted....brilliant...DESPITE a totally unnecessary appearance by Jeremy Corbyn....what was HE doing there?......if you are going to get up on a stage SING OR PLAY or GET LOST!!...
Still on the music scene I watched Aled Jones on his Sunday morning programme which is always a refreshing break quality....it was brilliant.....the programme was bad enough when Cilla used to present it....she has now been replaced by Paul O'Grady...go out and buy a black and white telly from the charity shop and see if we can get some decent programmes.
The song this week is about Chester City ...I've sent it because I have been taking advantage of the recent weather which has been very hot so I took my kayak out on the River Dee at Chester this week and it was like a millpond....I paddled along joined by baby ducks,swans and the local heron....wonderful....it really is fascinating place which I never tire of.... sold it to the Chester Council.
The news is still saturated with doom and gloom.....it was endless reporting on the London fire with very little facts just a constant barrage of negative news going on about what "might" have happened or what "possibly" could have happened......at the outset of all this they had a piece of cladding from the building and put a match under it....and it caught fire....in 1968 I went to a demonstration by the fire brigade concerning cheap furniture imported from the far east....they threw a match on a couch and it burst into flames....similarly with kiddies clothing.....traders making a profit by cutting corners....so it seems nothing has changed.
Then we have the attack on Muslims by a man driving a van into them coming out of a Mosque sending the media into overdrive.. manipulated by the media as they believe whatever they are told and the likes of the BBC thrive on sensationalising these events.....and I think the only one's who can solve the current situation is them....by educating the misguided.
There is a new programme on the telly called The Voice Kids.....some as young as 8...this is so wrong...exploiting children and giving them false hope is not good.... and these youngsters have no idea what it's all bout.....5% show...95% business.
And finally Amanda Holden has been criticised for her rather revealing dress on Britains Got Talent....
The current coach at UK soccer club Manchester City, Josep
Guardiola, levelled serious accusations on Sunday against the
supposed “authoritarian” character of the Spanish state and of
its policies, which supposedly repress the rights and freedoms
of the #Catalan people.
A HUGE police operation has targeted suspected drug
traffickers in #Mallorca.Some 193 agents, 75 from the mainland,swooped on addresses in Cala Ratjada, Manacor, Inca and Palma in the early hours of Wednesday morning......Seven people in Mallorca have reported to the Civil Guard that a group of foreign men filmed them using a drone while they were sunbathing naked on the deck of a yacht that was moored.....
A woman from the northwestern Spanish region of #Galicia who found a winning Christmas lottery ticket and cashed it in has been ordered to return her €320,580 winnings.
Before Sunday’s French Open final in Paris, there was talk that Swiss tennis player Stanislas “Stan” Wawrinka – a man who lived for years in the very long shadow of his compatriot Roger Federer but who, at age 32 is now ranked at number three in
the world, and has quietly become one of the game’s heavyweights – might just have the shots, the stamina and the resolve to beat #Rafa Nadal.
At least twelve people have been confirmed dead and at least 50 injured after an inferno believed to have started when a fridge exploded ripped through a 27-storey west London tower block
Tough new language tests have been blamed for the sharp drop in EU nurses arriving to work in the UK.
An 80-year-old millionaire was trampled to death by a herd of cows while out walking in a picturesque countryside village field. Former Oxford don Brian Bellhouse, was killed in the idyllic Sussex village of Guestling while out walking.
Europe and London in particular is still reeling from the latest terrorist atrocity.
A Spaniard who runs a bar in London’s Borough Market has become one of the heroes of Saturday’s terrorist attack after a video emerged ......More than two days after the London terror attack in which seven people died and at least 48 people were injured, the fate of 39-year-old Spaniard Ignacio Echevarría, a Madrid native
living in London, remains unknown. ..
Spain’s Banco Santander has bought the struggling Banco Popular for one euro ......
A new undersea data cable being laid out by Microsoft, Facebook and Telefónica to improve connections between users in the US and Europe will reach the Spanish coast on June 12.
A 13-year-old boy lost both his legs from the tibia down on Sunday, after being run over by a Madrid Metro train on Line 1.
LIONEL Messi’s charitable foundation has helped more than 1,600 Syrian children go back to school.
In the UK the General Election had been halted briefly after the London outrage. With Polling Day now upon us it looks to be a very tight result with difficult times ahead.
The Prime Minister said the three attacks in the past three months were not directly connected but were linked by the 'the single evil ideology of Islamist extremism'.
Internet giants have been shamed by figures showing that 15 child sex offences are now committed online every day.The rise of almost a half in such crimes over just one year highlights how paedophiles are exploiting the web to target vulnerable
West Yorkshire Police have said more than 100 victims are being supported in Keighley and Bradford, where a gang led by Arif Chowdhury repeatedly raped a 13-year-old.
A nurse who murdered two patients and poisoned 19 more at an NHS hospital received £779,000 in legal aid to defend himself......In contrast. four in ten health trusts are planning to slash the number of routine operations they fund in an attempt to save
money, a think-tank warns today.
Finally, a teacher who was suspended over her sultry selfies has quit her job despite pupils defending her social media posts.
The song this week is from my Doowop Days album and it is called "Love At First Sight".....until I commented on #BobbyVee's blog and received a notification from a DJ in the States who also knew Bobby.......his name is Joe Conroy and we have become good friends.
.The news again has been blanket coverage of the latest London terror attacks....there's not a lot to add to it all...we are approaching a general election on Thursday.......the BBC being the worst....sensationalising very sad and delicate subjects...and none of it helps.
I watched the Adriana Grande concert in #Manchester in aid of the victims of the recent bombing.... thought the guy from Coldplay stole the show and also Justin Beiber was good too........he needs duck tape over that cake hole instead of trying to score points with his views.
When the concert was arranged it was announced that free tickets would be available to those who were originally at the concert...needless to say ...anyone profiteering from someone's misfortune .....but still no different to those politicians with their expenses...and the #House of Lords forking out £300 a day for its members to pop in and have a sleep...
On a lighter note..it was a page from a recent edition of The Record Collector and tells the story of my meeting with wrestler #AdrianStreet in the 70s...songs for Adrian and recorded them in my studio....with me playing all the instruments....we put
records out under the name #Adrian Street and The Boston Crabs........I produced two albums for him recorded both here and in the States....the album has been recently re-released so I might go into hiding....some things never go away.
A woman who killed two cyclists near Valencia has tested positive for drugs or alcohol. ......The number of accidents on Spain’s non-urban roads involving cyclists doubled between 2009 and 2015: from 1,082 to 2,013.
A six-year-old girl has died after a bouncy castle exploded and catapulted her more than 45 foot into the air.
Maite Pagazaurtundúa,... presented a study that finds that Spain heads the list of EU nations with the biggest death toll from terrorism: 253.
Close to 100 people marched on Saturday outside the Hotel Weare in Madrid to protest a trade fair focusing on surrogacy, a practice that is illegal in Spain.
According to #Eurostat, the European Union’s statistical bureau, only Portugal registered lower public investment than Spain.
The passionately pro-EU politician Emmanuel Macron, 39, has been elected as France's youngest ever president ... Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, warned the fragile bloc could crumble if Britain resists demands for the settlement which, say analysts, has ballooned to around £85billion.
In the UK Jeremy Corbyn pledged to 'ruin' the Conservative Party in a speech on Tuesday'. ....and The Labour party has given its strongest hint yet that it will slap tax rises on the middle classes if it wins the general election. This can be set against a report that Britain has more billionaires than ever, according to a new rich list.
Primary school children should read books that feature same-sex families, such as Mama Bear, Mommy Bear and Baby Bear, according to a new guide to LGBT-friendly schools.Teachers should also sport rainbow pins to show their solidarity with gay pride, 'parents' day should be celebrated, not just mothers' and fathers' day and parents must ensure that gay history month in observed.
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