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4th July 2018
In the World Cup Spain go home losing on penalties to Russia and England go
through beating Colombia on penalties.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez on Tuesday told NATO Secretary General
Jens Stoltenberg that a country’s contribution to global security cannot be
measured simply by a spending percentage, but also by other parameters such
as “availability of military capacity” and “the willingness to use it.”  

A FOUR-YEAR-OLD boy has drowned in a hotel swimming pool in Ibiza.  

SOME €23.7 billion has ‘not been spent wisely’ on Spain’s high-speed rail
network, the European Court Auditors has ruled.   

This year’s list of the world’s 100 top restaurants was unveiled last Tuesday in the
northern Spanish city of Bilbao, and 13 Spanish establishments made it into the
list, a number surpassed only by the United States with 14.

María Gómez, a reporter for the Spanish TV network Mediaset, has called out the
sexual harassment against female journalists reporting from the Russia World
Cup.  ......... Show respect,.......

A SPANISH pensioner has been arrested for animal abuse after allegedly
poisoning half a dozen chickens in Marbella.  The 77-year-old is accused of
using  rat poison – to kill the birds which reportedly kept interrupting his sleep.  

Britain is facing a water shortage as 'high demand' saw taps run dry in thousands
of homes and emergency bottles handed out, as wildfires continue to burn across
the country during the heatwave.  ...........  Moorland fires around Bolton and
Saddleworth in Greater Manchester continue to burn today, with more than 100
firefighters at each incident and no sign of the rainfall needed to put the blazes

Jeremy Corbyn's Labour is breeding 'softcore' Holocaust denial, a leading
academic has warned.  Deborah Lipstadt, who rose to prominence in a legal
battle with historian David Irving in 2000 after accusing him of Holocast denial,
said anti-Semitism was 'embedded' in Labour.

Police are searching a house in Chester after arresting a female healthcare
worker on suspicion of murdering eight babies and attempting to murder six
others at a hospital in the city.  

Penny Mordaunt has vowed to press ahead with plans to make changing gender
easier despite a poll suggesting a majority of the public is opposed.  The
equalities minister said the current process, which requires consent from a doctor,
was 'overly bureaucratic'.

Jan Leeming has blasted the corporation for ‘disregarding the taste’ of licence fee
payers by showing ‘voyeuristic’ programmes and too much sport.  ..........  Miss
Leeming claimed the public are not ‘addicted to sport’ and would prefer licence
fee money to go towards high-end dramas such as Poldark

The regional divide in England's childhood obesity crisis has been revealed for
the first time in an interactive map which shows the link between being overweight
and living in poverty.  Boroughs of London where the wealthiest and the poorest
sit side by side has featured in the top five worst places in the country for
childhood obesity levels. ...........