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Flights cancelled as Monarch Airlines goes into administration

Sur in English reports:

Alternative flights are being arranged for British holidaymakers due to fly out of Malaga airport in the next two weeks
The company ceased trading as of Monday, leaving as many as 110,000 tourists abroad without a flight back to the UK.

The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has said that it will provide alternative flights for the 110,000 tourists left stranded by the collapse of Monarch Airlines. Many of them are on the Costa del Sol.

As from today, Monday, Monarch Airlines ceased trading and entered administration said the CAA, cancelling all future flights and holidays.

The British Government, who through the CAA will provide alternative flights for all UK-bound flights until 15 October, has described the operation as the “biggest ever peacetime repatriation” as its prepares “to fly 110,000 Monarch passengers back to the UK at no cost to them”.

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First major bank quits Catalonia after week of crisis and tension

Sur in English reports:

Banco Sabadell, one of Spain’s biggest banks, is to move its registered head office out of the region due to customers’ fears following illegal independence vote and general strike. The Constitutional Court has banned the regional parliament meeting planned for Monday when a unilateral declaration of independence could be debated

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What next for the Catalans? The criticial choices to be faced this week

Sur in English reports:

Carles Puigdemont refuses to deviate from his independence plan while PM Mariano Rajoy rules out considering using a mediator

This weekend Spain appeared to be at its most important crossroads since democracy was restored forty years ago.

Despite attempts by central government to disrupt the unconstitutional referendum on independence organised by the Catalan regional government, the vote which went ahead anyway last Sunday has spurned regional leaders, led by Carles Puigdemont, to carry on with their plan to convert Catalonia into an independent state.

What happens next in Catalonia is likely to be clearer on Monday when the Catalan regional parliament is due to meet for the first time since the illegal vote.

Although Spain’s constitutional court has put a temporary ban on that meeting as well, separatist MPs, who hold a majority, are still expected to attend.

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The influence of newspaper headlines

A lot of people say that it doesn´t matter what newspaper you read: the news is the news.  I would say: wake up and smell the coffee!

So, with this in mind, take a look at these newspaper headlines  from British newspapers.

Boy, 4, died alone in Hackney flat two weeks after his mother’s death

This has to be one of the most raw and painful news stories that I have read in a long time.  How can this happen?

The Guardian newspaper runs the story: ”Coroner calls for changes in how schools treat cases of absent children following tragic death of Chadrack Mulo. A four-year-old boy, who was unable to call for help or feed himself, starved to death two weeks after his mother collapsed and died suddenly in the flat they shared, a coroner has said. Chadrack Mulo was found clinging to his mother’s body about two days after his own death.”

If you want to read more details about the story, check out the full report here.

A Norwegian journalist wants you!

A Norwegian journalist who works for a national newspaper has contacted Inglés Malaga to ask if she could interview some clients for an article she is writing about learning languages. She is flying into Málaga next week so if you are interested in speaking to her please let me know and I’ll put you in contact with her.

Come on, step out of your comfort zone and do it. This is an amazing opportunity to practice your English, express your opinions about the importance of learning languages and perhaps see you name in print! Furthermore, I’m sure you’ll get to know some interesting things about Norway.