Letter from Madrid: 14-N general strike

People attend a demonstration in Valencia on March 29, 2012 during a national strike.

Daily life across Europe came to a halt last Wednesday for 14-N, a 24-hour strike that saw the closure of high street stores, enforcement of minimal public transport services, and hundreds of thousands of citizens taking to the streets. 14-N is the second in what are expected to be a number of strikes. In Spain, an eerie atmosphere hung throughout More...

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By James Margeson On Saturday, November 17th, 2012
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Pro-Palestine protest held outside BBC office

Around 80 protesters gathered outside the BBC office on College Lane last night demanding the corporation “tell the truth about Gaza.” The protest, organised by Merseyside Friends of Palestine (FOP) and More...

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By James Caven On Sunday, November 11th, 2012
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US Blog: Obama re-elected to second term

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama President Barack Obama was re-elected to a second term this week, beating Republican challenger Mitt Romney to serve the next four years as President of the United More...

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By James Caven On Sunday, November 4th, 2012
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Blog: US elections roundup, Saturday 3rd November

The White House, Washington D.C. The presidential race, due to take place this coming Tuesday, was disrupted earlier this week by Hurricane Sandy, which tore through the North-Eastern United States, leaving a devastating More...

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By James Caven On Saturday, October 27th, 2012
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Blog: US elections roundup, Saturday 27th October

The third and final presidential debate took place this week, while the campaign trails continued on for the neck-and-neck election race. The debate, which took place on Monday night in Boca Raton, Florida, focused More...

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By James Caven On Sunday, October 21st, 2012
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Blog: US elections roundup, Saturday 20th October

  With election day less than three weeks away, the past week intensified the race to be President of the United States. Tuesday night saw a passionate performance by both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney at the More...

By Ian D. Hall On Tuesday, September 4th, 2012
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Michael Clarke Duncan, Star Of The Green Mile, Dies Aged 54.

To his fans he was the gentle giant who found fame long after he really should have done; a professional in everything he attempted and one of the greats of modern cinema. It was announced late on Tuesday night More...

By Ian D. Hall On Monday, August 27th, 2012
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Neil Armstrong, The First Man On The Moon, Dies Aged 82.

Picture From the Daily register The night sky has become that little less bright as the sad news came out of America over the weekend that the man who epitomises the Man in the Moon, Neil Armstrong, passed away More...

By Ian D. Hall On Monday, July 23rd, 2012
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Simon Ward, Star Of Stage, Film And Television, Dies Aged 70.

Simon Ward as the young Winston Churchill For his fans and the greater acting world, the news that Simon Ward, a star of The Tudors, Young Winston and Three Musketeers has died after a long illness at the age of More...

By Ian D. Hall On Wednesday, July 18th, 2012
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Jon Lord, Founder Of Rock Giants Deep Purple, Dies Aged 71.

Jon Lord, founding member of Deep Purple. Picture from I.T.V. com For any self-respecting Rock fan and indeed any lover of music, the news that the founding member of the pioneering British band Deep Purple, Jon More...