The mini tornado that hit the small village of Maureillas las Illas last weekend left a fair amount of structural damage, with trees and power lines down – but all in a surprisingly narrow corridor.

Mon père était fonctionnaire et ma mère ne faisait rien non plus. Colluche – French comedian and actor, famous for his irreverent sense of humour (fonctionnaire – civil servant  non plus – either) ….. a…

SPANISH airline Air Nostrum is planning to launch a high-speed train services from Montpellier to Barcelona and Madrid in October 2018.
Air Nostrum’s rail subsidiary ‘Intermodalidad de Levante’ (Ilsa) is the first private company to request permission to launch an international service on the Spanish high-speed network.

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