If there is a ranking by excellence of universities....then Spain has no institution among the top 200. ....The 11 best Spanish Universities, all public, are ranked between 200 and 500.
The European Commission provided new light on the origin of the contaminated eggs . ...... EU ministers will meet on 26 September to discuss the crisis.
The lack of water in the Spanish marshes has triggered greenhouse gas emissions..
A fight between tourists at the exit of a discotheque in Gandia ended Sunday in a brutal beating of seven young people against one.. The seven assailants have been fined more than 1,000 euros each, local police reported.
A young couple assaulted a bus driver at Sant Antoni station in Ibiza.
Brexit still tops the bill in the UK press although the question of the Irish borders now intensifies. Meanwhile, HMS Queen Elizabeth will send a message to the UK's
allies and enemies that the country means business, according to her captain.
A poll claimed that two-thirds of Britons do not think the Duchess of Cornwall should be Queen – and only 19 per cent thought she was fit for the role.
British officials need to ‘step up’ efforts to ‘root out fraud and corruption’ in a scheme distributing £420million of aid money in Pakistan, a Whitehall report has warned. This is set against the history of the partitioning of India after the second World War.
Whilst British courts seemingly apply leniency in their judgements Khong Tam Thanh, 22, Le Michael, 24, and Vu Thai Son, 24, have been jailed for six and a half years with caning after the sex attack in Singapore.
Despite all the terror attacks a dad and his seven-year-old daughter managed to sneak into the London stadium and watch athletes competing in the World
Championships at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
The song this week is from my "Stars Over 45" album...it is called The Ballad of the Forgotten Pop Stars and is a tribute to those who have entertained us through the years....some of which have made a comebacks since I wrote this....it is available from my website www.donwoods.co.uk
. was looking through the TV programmes last Sunday afternoon.....on the BBC between 11a.m. and 8p.m. there were 9 programmes (not including the news)....7 of which were repeats.....THIS is supposed to be entertainment....they are having a laugh....it's a wonder they don't repeat the licence fee....television in this country has reached an all time low.
Talking of which....Jeremy Kyle has been drafted in to co-present the ITV morning show....so now we have Kate Garraway and Mr. Kyle interviewing guests all talking at the same time.......and now...wait for it....it is ILLEGAL to stream films without paying for
them....you can get up to 4 YEARS in jail........have you ever heard such nonsense
....perhaps if there was anything at all worth watching we wouldn't have to watch films......
They have announced that the rail fares are going up by around 3% ....on the day a train was derailed in London....nice timing...fortunately no-one was hurt........but it's O.K. because the huge profit will go into maintaining our railways....yeah sure......and parents smacking children has reared its ugly head again with the doogooders in full flight.....even a tap on the wrist is unacceptable...
And finally...I am beginning to wonder what the point is of the 5 day weather forecast ... they can't get it right for the next day....I appreciate it is difficult to predict the weather a week ahead so why bother?...
I spent the weekend in Wales in wonderful Caernarfon....hence the song this week which is entitled "The Magic Of Wales" ....it extols the virtues of this great country and was the follow up single to my "How
To Say Llanfair P.G." is available www.donwoods.co.uk
There has been a discussion in the media regarding tipping in restaurants with very mixed
We are always being informed that we must save the planet by driving electric cars.........it's in the papers....and as we know
most people believe the tripe they read.
I was unfortunate enough to watch a programme about the inside story of a Spanish holiday
complex....................and I also started watching the world championship athletics.....I was bored out of my tree....the marathon is like watching paint
dry.....and this was on ALL DAY at the weekend....nice to know where my licence fee goes..
After all the hype I watched "Diana in her own words" on Channel 4......It was a 15 minute programme padded out to nearly two hours......it was badly edited...it was dreadful ....the attempt to dramatise the whole situation failed miserably..
Broadcasting from Cool FM in downtown Benidorm. This was the day when Chubby Checker propelled The Twist into our young lives. The song originally came from Hank Ballard. Check out Chubby Checker's podcast with me.....http://www.vincetracy.com/checker.html
A terrorist suspect has been shot and arrested in connection
with this morning's attack in Paris.......
Dozens of flights in and out of Madeira were cancelled on
The tourism law reform approved by the Balearic Government,
in force since Tuesday, has put a stop to the accommodation of
visitors in legal tourist establishments.......
A British teacher has been arrested in Spain on suspicion of
distributing child pornography. .....
Since new rules came into force in June in Magaluf, 22 people
have been fined for having sex in public......
The French government logged 17,867 attempts to break into
Calais' port and Channel Tunnel .......
The number of police stations across the UK has been
slashed by almost half in less than ten years.......
The father of the young man murdered by gangster Kenneth Noye
last night said the decision to move the killer to an open prison – and
one step closer to freedom - was a ‘a real kick in the teeth’........
Jeremy Corbyn has backed the right of all prisoners to vote in
Social care is in such crisis that four in ten homes fail inspections.
Watchdogs have reported on 5,300 care homes this year and 2,000
were found inadequate or in need of improvement.
A grassroots revolt has been credited with forcing the National Trust
to change its policy on making volunteers wear gay pride badges.
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