Fires in the North-West corner of Spain have resulted in two tourists jumping to their deaths from a cliff in an attempt to escape the advancing flames. A reader from nearby Figueres has written in with news from that town.
Many town halls in the last 20 years have spent a lot of money on public services, creating sports facilities and kindergartens, to name but just two. Although the intention is genuine in its object of making the life of citizens richer in social facilities, sometimes such ideas inadvertently create unfair competition with the public sector.
Rey Don Juan Carlos I, the darling of the Spanish, has been sacked as head of the World Wildlife Fund; a position that he held in an honoury capacity