Welcome to the new Independent website. We hope you enjoy it and we value your feedback. Please contact us here.

Truckers appeal to Juan Carlos

Striking truck drivers in Spain called on King Juan Carlos to intervene and resolve an 11-day dispute that has caused supply shortages for factories and markets and forced some companies to halt production.

"The king is the guarantor of law and order and the only person capable of unblocking the situation," strike spokesman Jose Luis Soldevilla said, after a second round of talks with government officials ended in disagreement. AP - Madrid