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Bullfight fiestas go ahead

Eager to avoid cancelling two of Spain's most famous bullfighting festivals, the industry's main federation agreed yesterday to end a two- day old strike that had put the country's "national fiesta" on hold.

The federation's decision means bullfight fans will be able to enjoy the rest of this week's Magdalena Festival in Castellon and the Las Fallas festival in Valencia, which begins on Friday. The festivals are the first major events of Spain's bullfighting season. AP - Madrid