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12th January 2021

The worst snow seen this century has caused chaos, leaving three dead and
hundreds of drivers trapped in their vehicles. Madrid, Albacete, Cuenca, Toledo,
Guadalajara, Valencia, Castellón, Tarragona, Teruel and Zaragoza are expected to
see 20 centimeters of snowfall


The number of coronavirus cases recorded in Spain since the beginning of the
pandemic officially exceeded two million on Thursday, amid warnings of difficult
weeks ahead. According to the Health Ministry’s latest report, all data points clearly
indicate that the pandemic continues to follow an upward trend.

Ciudadanos in the City of Valencia has censured the mayor, Joan Ribó. For
providing only 324 hostel places for the 570 homeless people sleeping on the street
in Valencia (official census).

The enormous nativity scene in Alicante, which made the Guinness Book of Records
in December for being the largest nativity scene in the world...........

Although they already know all about the sleepless nights and dirty diapers, at least
men are now entitled to 16 weeks of leave each. As of January 1, 2021, paternity
leave and maternity leave will be the same in Spain.

In the UK  with really horrific adverts designed to spread fear....... another 1,325
Covid deaths were reported on Friday – nearly one a minute - and more than the
peak of 1,224 in the first wave last April.     

A Covid marshal has been removed with 'immediate effect' after carrying out an
'aggressive' stop and search on a man heading home from the shops.  

State school heads who block teachers from hosting live online lessons due to
privacy concerns have sparked confusion among critics who ask why educators can't
just pick a different background.

A police force which was shamed for hiring 'woke' staff is now advertising two more
positions.
West Midlands Police are now hiring a £73,340-a-year assistant director of talent and
organisational effectiveness.

An English teacher has been banned from the classroom for life after launching a
Youtube channel to rant against Muslim, gay and transgender people.