• Spanish king’s brother-in-law turns himself in to serve prison sentence

    Spanish king’s brother-in-law turns himself in to serve prison sentence

    • June 19, 2018

    The brother-in-law of Spain’s king turned himself in to authorities yesterday to serve nearly six years in jail for crimes including tax fraud and embezzlement, a prison spokesman said. Iñaki Urdangarín signed himself into the Brieva prison in Avila at around 8 am. He had been given a five-day deadline last Tuesday to appear at

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  • Hundreds of migrants rescued in the Strait of Gibraltar

    Hundreds of migrants rescued in the Strait of Gibraltar

    • June 18, 2018

    Hundreds of migrants were rescued by Spanish authorities in the Strait of Gibraltar in recent days, with authorities in Tarifa having to equip a municipal gym to accommodate them once on land. With reception centres increasingly under strain, Tarifa’s municipal authorities, working alongside the Guardia Civil, the police, the Red Cross and the Spanish maritime

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  • Epileptic boy’s mother urges meeting with UK ministers on medical cannabis reform

    Epileptic boy’s mother urges meeting with UK ministers on medical cannabis reform

    • June 17, 2018

    The mother of a severely epileptic boy has called for a meeting with UK cabinet ministers to discuss re-thinking “massively outdated” laws on medical marijuana so other children can receive treatment. Charlotte Caldwell also said on Sunday she wanted them to assure her she would not face “another battle” for 12-year-old Billy when the 20-day

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  • Hundreds of migrants rescued in the Strait of Gibraltar

    Hundreds of migrants rescued in the Strait of Gibraltar

    • June 17, 2018

    Hundreds of migrants were rescued by Spanish authorities in the Strait of Gibraltar in recent days, with authorities in Tarifa having to equip a municipal gym to accommodate them once on land. With reception centres increasingly under strain, Tarifa’s municipal authorities, working alongside the Guardia Civil, the police, the Red Cross and the Spanish maritime

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  • McDonald’s rolls out paper straws to all UK and Ireland restaurants

    McDonald’s rolls out paper straws to all UK and Ireland restaurants

    • June 15, 2018

    By Emily Beament, Press Association Environment Correspondent McDonald’s is replacing plastic straws with paper ones across all its UK and Ireland restaurants after a successful trial. A roll-out of paper straws in all 1,361 restaurants will begin from September, with the process to be completed next year. The move comes as pressure grows on companies

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  • Scotland and Wales raise concern over future of EEA citizens

    Scotland and Wales raise concern over future of EEA citizens

    • June 15, 2018

    By Catriona Webster, Political Reporter, Press Association Scotland The devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales have united to raise serious concerns about the status of European citizens after Brexit. In a letter to Home Secretary Sajid Javid, ministers called for an urgent meeting to discuss the impact of EU Exit Settlement Scheme for EEA (European

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