Monday, March 27, 2017

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High school student kills teacher with a crossbow and a knife in Barcelona

One person has died and four others have been injured after a 13 year old student armed with a crossbow and a dagger burst into a high school in Barcelona. The victim was a substitute teacher who was covering social sciences classes for a colleague. Three of the four people injured are now being treated in the Hospital Sant Pau …

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Bar Can Cosmi opens again as the sun comes out…

The Bar Can Cosmi in the heart of Santa Eulalia has had a major makeover. In fact the makeover has been a little more drastic than originally planned as a load-bearing wall collapsed during the work! Nevertheless, the results are so striking that you’ll have to pay special attention when entering the bar from the Paseo, because they’ve moved the …

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Chiang Mai – Ibiza’s only Traditional Thai Restaurant

In the face of the many high-end restaurants offering Thai ‘fusion’ dishes on their menus, it seems hard to believe but there is actually only one ‘real’ traditional family run Thai restaurant on Ibiza – The Chiang Mai. This can be found in Santa Eulalia and has in fact been open in the town for some 13 years, albeit keeping …

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Israel blames a “calculation error” for Spanish peacekeeper’s death

The death of a Spanish peacekeeper after an artillery strike was the result of “a calculation error,” according to an Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) report. The joint investigation into the death of Corporal Francisco Javier Soria Toledo on January 28th was carried out by Israeli Defense officials along with two experts from the Spanish army’s artillery campaign regiment from Burgos. …

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The Origins of Easter – the reason for the ever-changing dates…

Easter is the principal festival in the Christian church calendar celebrating, as it does, the Resurrection of Jesus Christ three days after his crucifixion and thus the banishment of the finality of death forever, by proving the existence of an afterlife in heaven… This being the case one wonders why Easter falls on a different day every year? It is …

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“Google me” Art gallery opening

This is the unlikely name of an exhibition that celebrates the opening of a new art gallery in Santa Eulalia on Monday April 6th between 4 and 8 pm. The gallery is being opened by a certain Kevin Sharkey, who can indeed be easily found on Google (rubbing shoulders with the Senior Vice President of Martha Stewart’s interior design empire, …

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A man is in a grave condition after hitting several cars in Formentera

A 48 year old man suffered a serious chest injury following a collision between a car and a motorbike last night in Formentera. The event took place yesterday night, at 9.05 pm on the San Fernando-La Mola (exit San Ferran) road. The driver involved crashed into several cars, according to the emergency services. The man was taken to hospital in …

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Socialists win in Andalusia but the party still falls short of a majority

The Socialists were re-elected in Andalusia last night in a hotly contested regional race that weakened Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s Popular Party’s (PP) control in the local parliament and propelled Spain’s growing anti-austerity Podemos into third place. Premier Susana Díaz – who took over the job when her predecessor José Antonio Griñán suddenly resigned in 2012 – validated her leadership …

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10 suggestions for the weekend

Sírex, Cristina of Stop and Ibiza Toc Rock will perform at the first edition of ‘Eivissa ie-ie’ this Saturday at the Recinto Ferial. The festival will be free and the doors will open at 7 pm, with music by various DJs. The band Bars seal their comeback with a concert in Sant Josep. The Catalan group headline the Correbars VIII, …

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How much of tomorrow’s eclipse will be visible from Spain?

Tomorrow, shortly after 9 am in the Iberian peninsula —and weather permitting— the skies will host a show that will be visible from all over Europe. The new moon will cross in front of the sun, slowly hiding its disc to create a total solar eclipse for nearly three minutes. While the best views will be from the Faroe Islands …

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