The Problems Persist


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A terrorist suspect has been shot and arrested in connection with this morning's attack in Paris, which saw six soldiers injured when a BMW mowed down their patrol. The 37-year-old was 'seriously wounded' in a fierce gunfight close to the northern port town of Boulogne-sur-Mer, after he was intercepted driving towards Calais. Dozens of flights in and out of Madeira were cancelled on Monday, stranding thousands of passengers. In Spain a looming airport strike over pay could run from September to December. The tourism law reform approved by the Balearic Government, in force since Tuesday, has put a stop to the accommodation of visitors in legal tourist establishments. The ceiling has been set at 623,624, of which the majority 435,707 are in Majorca An off-duty Madrid municipal policeman has been killed by a cut to his throat during a discussion in a bar in Vicálvaro district in the early hours of Tuesday A British teacher has been arrested in Spain on suspicion of distributing child pornography. The suspect, from Manchester, is accused of taking pictures of his pupils Since new rules came into force in June in Magaluf, 22 people have been fined for having sex in public, and 52 have been fined for public nudity as authorities try to clean up the resort's image. The French government logged 17,867 attempts to break into Calais' port and Channel Tunnel with over 12,300 asylum seekers trying to stow away on UK-bound lorries. Shocking new data reveals hundreds of pupils have been punished in the last four years for sexual acts, including assaulting or harassing other children The full municipality of the Pontevedra Town Hall of Ponteareas , of 23,000 inhabitants, agreed on Monday to enable a budget item to grant a productivity increase to staff members and staff who do not miss work or who make at least 90% of their work commitment. The number of police stations across the nation has been slashed by almost half in less than ten years. The brutal cutbacks have come as violent crime and terrorism have surged. The father of the young man murdered by gangster Kenneth Noye last night said the decision to move the killer to an open prison – and one step closer to freedom - was a ‘a real kick in the teeth’. Noye was jailed for life in 2000 for the murder of 21-year-old Stephen Cameron in a road rage attack four years earlier. Jeremy Corbyn has backed the right of all prisoners to vote in elections, the Mail can reveal. The Labour leader told a conference he believes ‘strongly’ that all inmates should vote. Social care is in such crisis that four in ten homes fail inspections. Watchdogs have reported on 5,300 care homes this year and 2,000 were found inadequate or in need of improvement. It means 70,000 vulnerable residents and patients are at risk. Inspectors found elderly who were left filthy and starving. Others were locked in their bedrooms with no natural light. A grassroots revolt has been credited with forcing the National Trust to change its policy on making volunteers wear gay pride badges. The 48-hour backlash saw at least 240 members rip up their subscriptions. On Saturday, a letter from the trust’s outgoing head Dame Helen Ghosh defending the rule on the rainbow ID badges, which mark the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality, appeared in a national newspaper.

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