One of the biggest questions about Alfonso Armada is what he really knew about the attempted coup d'etat that took place in Madrid on 23 February 1981, and which he refused to reveal. His silence did not save him from a 30-year prison sentence as one of the three top names in the coup, known in Spain as the 23-F, together with Colonel Tejero, whose civil guards held the government hostage in parliament for the best part of a night and a day, and Lieutenant General Jaime Milans del Bosch.
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Tuesday 09 March 2010
Training of troops involved in an operation which led to the death of the first female British soldier in Afghanistan was inadequate, a coroner said today.
Friday 26 February 2010
A major search was launched today after a 4x4 vehicle was found almost totally submerged in a river, under a bridge.
Friday 26 February 2010
As one of the few people in this country to have driven a Hummer, I do feel a little bit sorry to see them go. I'm all in favour of choice and automotive variety – why not? – and there really was nothing quite as outrageous as a Hummer. The big one was a glorious piece of kit: big, bad and dangerous for any planet to know. It was defiant, indefensible, a symbol of excess.
Wednesday 10 February 2010
An 18-month-old boy was killed along with an elderly driver who careered off a busy main road and ploughed into the toddler and his mother, police said.
Saturday 21 November 2009
The new Skoda Yeti. It's not remotely abominable and it's certainly not made of snow. Nor does it have a big footprint – whether you're talking about the carbon variety or the amount of space it takes up on the road.
Friday 02 October 2009
If you think big is beautiful, then these are the cars for you.
Thursday 10 September 2009
Our friend Simon, a man with a scout leader's zest for life, suggested several months ago that along with his family and two other sets of friends we might like to spend the last weekend of the school holidays canoeing a 25-mile stretch of the River Wye, with an overnight stay under canvas in a field belonging to his Uncle Chuff, who farms 400 acres not far from Hay. We agreed readily enough even though we're not natural campers, in fact we've only done it once before en famille, when I disgraced myself by sleeping soundly through the children's nocturnal toilet requests, and Jane disgraced herself by burning a perfect circle in our friends' groundsheet with the cafetiere. Of course, the very word cafetiere gives away our stature as middle-class johnnies-come-lately to the world of camping. This time we took a kilim rug.
Tuesday 01 September 2009
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) suffered from the continued slump in the automotive industry in the three months to the end of June, which drove parent company Tata Motors into a loss for the quarter. Yet the group is confident that with new funding and aggressive cost-cutting, it will be in a good position when the market returns to growth.
Friday 14 August 2009
On sale from: 1st September 2009
Price: from £31,995
Engine: 3.0 litre V6 turbodiesel, 245 horsepower, 600 Newton metres of torque
Acceleration: 0-60 mph in 9.0 seconds
Fuel consumption: 30.4 mpg (combined cycle)
CO2 emissions: 244 g/km
Rivals: Mercedes ML, Volkswagen Touran
Saturday 11 July 2009
The campaign against the Army's use of Snatch Land Rovers has been raging for several years now. And powerful voices in Parliament and the media have condemned the use of the lightly armoured vehicles to transport troops.
Tuesday 16 June 2009
I feel very strongly that we should be able to attend a public inquiry. From our point of view – as relatives of British soldiers who died in Iraq – we want to hear the evidence first-hand. If you have lost a son, as we have lost our son, or a husband, or a father, you are entitled to know what happened.
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