• Noisy neighbours and barking dogs are driving us out of our homes

    Noisy neighbours and barking dogs are driving us out of our homes

    • May 17, 2018

    One in six Britons says that noise pollution has forced them to move home, it has been revealed. And there are growing fears that with so many people suffering from a disrupted night’s sleep, we are building up potential health problems for the future. People who have suffered sleep disturbance say it can lead to

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  • Ahead of Campo protest, Guardia Civil seizes 2.5 tonnes of drugs

    Ahead of Campo protest, Guardia Civil seizes 2.5 tonnes of drugs

    • May 17, 2018

    Guardia Civil officers seized yet another large haul of cannabis resin yesterday, on the eve of today’s planned demonstration in Algeciras against the impact of the drugs trade on communities in the Campo de Gibraltar. Officers moved in after spotting a rigid-hulled inflatable boat approaching the coastline near Tarifa to unload the drugs. They seized

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  • Belgian court rejects Spanish extradition bid for Catalan separatists

    Belgian court rejects Spanish extradition bid for Catalan separatists

    • May 17, 2018

    A Belgian court has rejected a Spanish request for the extradition of three Catalan separatist leaders. The court ruling was the latest in a series of legal disputes between Spain and Belgium, where former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont and five others took refuge last year fearing they would face imprisonment at home. The prosecutor’s office

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  • The big coffee con – high quality beans may not be what they seem

    The big coffee con – high quality beans may not be what they seem

    • May 16, 2018

    Coffee lovers are being conned by suppliers fraudulently mixing inferior beans into products labelled 100% Arabica, scientists have learned. The discovery came to light as a result of British researchers trying out a new and more accurate method of testing coffee quality. As part of the study, members of the team and collaborators around the

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  • F-35B lightning II: everything you need to know about Britain’s new fighter jet that can land in Gibraltar

    F-35B lightning II: everything you need to know about Britain’s new fighter jet that can land in Gibraltar

    • May 16, 2018

    The supersonic F-35B Lightning II is the cutting-edge aircraft which will carry out missions and operations from land and the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers. Here are some of the facts and figures behind the warplanes which are due to start arriving in the UK next month. – The jet measures 51.2ft (15.6m) in

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  • Doctors among 6,080 highly skilled workers denied visas to take up jobs in UK

    Doctors among 6,080 highly skilled workers denied visas to take up jobs in UK

    • May 16, 2018

    More than 6,000 visa applications for highly skilled workers like scientists, IT specialists and doctors with job offers in the UK were refused because of a Government-imposed cap on numbers, it has been revealed. The refusals came between December 2017 and March 2018 and were the result of an annual limit of 20,700 so-called Tier

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