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Brittany Ferries: 5-star breaks to Spain for £316


The Hotel Real is a classic opulent building with 80 years of history, in a prime position overlooking the bay of Santander. Its high ceilings, lavishly furnished rooms and lounges echo a golden age of travel, with service to match. Gardens and patios let clients relax and soak up the views, the elegant restaurant serves regional and international cuisine, and the lovely breakfast room opens out onto a terrace for al fresco dining. There is also a water therapy spa and treatment centre. The 24-hour cruise south from Portsmouth on a Brittany ... Read More »

Iconic Houses: Five questions for … Susana Landrove


Susana Landrove is director of the Iberian DOCOMOMO Foundation, which studies and documents the architecture of the Modern Movement in Spain and Portugal. She graduated from Barcelona’s School of Architecture in 1993. Since 2000, she has been a member of the international specialist committee on registers at DOCOMOMO. She has worked on a number of exhibitions on modern and contemporary architecture, including at the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, the Barcelona Centre for Contemporary Culture and the Frankfurt Museum of Architecture. ... Read More »

GfK: Bluetooth connectivity drives market for portable consumer electronics


The market for radio devices in Germany remained extremely stable in the first half of 2014, with revenue increasing slightly by 0.8 percent. Germany therefore achieved the most positive development in the radio market of all countries in the survey. In Western Europe as a whole, revenue fell by 3.8 percent. However, some segments were able to generate revenue growth, with Bluetooth devices performing particularly well in this regard. Almost 7 percent of all radio revenue in Western Europe was attributable to such devices in the first half of 2... Read More »

GfK Verein: Global study on challenges of the nations


In the first study on a global scale, unemployment is expressed as the key concern by a third of the people questioned. In 11 of 17 countries surveyed, it is at the top of the rankings. The concern is most prominent in Spain, mentioned by 74 percent of respondents, closely followed by France with 67 percent. In Italy, Poland and Nigeria, at least half of the population see the need to improve the labour market situation. Concern about health service is in second place, with 17 percent. This concern ranks highest in Brazil, with around 55 per... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz: Production launch of the new Vito


First series production vehicle rolls off the line at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Vitoria Daimler’s van division invests €190 million in its Spanish plant to prepare the model changeover of its mid-size vans Frank Klein, Head of Production, Mercedes-Benz Vans: “Our new Mercedes-Benz Vito is setting the bar higher for mid-size vans.” Frank Klein, Head of Production, Mercedes-Benz Vans, had the following to say at the vehicle’s production launch in the Vitoria plant: “Our new Mercedes-Benz Vito is setting the bar higher for mid-size vans. T... Read More »

Brittany Ferries expands range of long-stay winter sun holidays


Enjoy a cruise and a four week stay in the sun this autumn, winter or spring from only £559* per person with your car. Both the Spanish Costas and the Portuguese Algarve are famed for their pleasant winter climate as well as offering so much in the way of activities which is why so many British have relocated or have holiday homes there. But you don't have to buy a place in Spain to enjoy all this. You can escape the worst months of the UK winter and even save on ever-rising heating bills by taking a long sojourn in the sun, enjoying outd... Read More » – Spending Small


Nowadays almost all the internships are paid. The amount of money one can receive belongs to most important factors students and alumni take under consideration while choosing internship destination. Most common mistakes they – we – make is simply looking at the amount of money and saying “well, they pay a lot. Count me in!” or “meh, I wouldn't be able to sustain myself with this little cash”. Why is it a mistake? Most people forget that it's not just the amount of money that counts – it's also how much everything costs in the country where ... Read More »

Brittany Ferries: It’s no longer unusual to take your pet on holiday to the continent


This trend is in large part down to new more relaxed pet passport regulations that were introduced in 2012, making it easier and cheaper to travel to France or Spain with a furry friend. Brittany Ferries has responded to this increase in demand by adding pet-friendly cabins to both France and Spain in which owners can travel with their pet. These cabins come with an attractive and hygienic laminate floor and offer plenty of room for a dog basket. More kennels have been added too - there are now 114 of these across the fleet - along with open... Read More »

Doubts emerge on Belgium’s counter-terror group


An EU source involved in the talks told EUobserver that Stockholm opposes the idea of launching a new plan which repeats what law enforcement services, intelligent services, and border services do anyway on a daily basis. “A lot of others in the group said the same thing, but at the end of the day, they accepted some vague language so they could sign a political facade saying ‘We are united in this’,” the source said. The contact noted that Belgium launched the initiative following a fatal shooting at a Jewish Museum in Brussels in May. ... Read More »

Barclays: Live final of largest ever international schools’ online chess tournament


40 children from eight countries – UK, Germany, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Denmark and the USA – were in London this week to battle it out for the overall tournament title. The UK was represented by St Bridget’s Church of England School from West Kirby which included Tom Winston, aged 10; Rafael Parry, 10; George Creasy, 8; Advait Bavikatte, 8 and Heather Marshall, 10. All 5 members put up a valiant fight but the title was eventually claimed by the German team. The week’s events mark the culmination of months of online matches, in w... Read More »

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