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Ryanair celebrate Brexit with new restrictions on Brits

Anyone booking a flight with Ryanair recently will, no doubt, be amused by this email that they’ll receive after they’ve booked their flight to that outpost once known as Europe… Fortunately, once they arrive they’ll fnd that hospitality here is still as it ever was…

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Cervantes celebrations take over the Spanish Congress

The bell ring announcing the start of Thursday’s session in Congress was followed by another very different sound. It was the sound of violins, violas, cellos, a harpsichord and a double bass belonging to the La Spagna orchestra, which played fragments from Georg Philipp Telemann’s Suite Burlesque de Quixotte. Actors …

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Bryony’s Rich Kitchen has arrived

Some of the finest moments to be experienced on Ibiza are often those that you least expect and which don’t involve vast expenditure. The nightclubs and beachfront restaurants garner global publicity but, as nice as they are, the memories that most readily spring to mind involve a simple table in …

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Unease over corruption among Popular Party ranks

The continuing corruption cases affecting the Popular Party (PP), and the leadership’s response to them, are creating a climate of discontent in traditional conservative bastions like Madrid and Valencia. “How do you explain this to people?” said one highly placed member of the Valencian PP bitterly. Although the official party …

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The Spanish economy grew by 3.2% in 2015

The National Statistics Institute (INE) on Friday confirmed an estimate advanced by the Bank of Spain a month ago: gross domestic product (GDP) grew 3.2% last year, the biggest improvement since 2007, before the crisis hit home. The Spanish economy managed to prolong its upward pace in the final stretch …

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