EVITA Peron is the woman that inspired the famous West End musical. But just who was she? And when was the Madonna movie about her out? Here's what we know... Who was Evita Peron? Evita Peron was born May 1919 and died on July 26, 1952. She was the wife of Argentine President Juan Perón and First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952. She was born in poverty in the rural village of Los Toldos, in the Pampas, as the youngest of five children. At 15 in 1934, she moved to the nation's capital of Buenos Aires to pursue a career as a stage, radio, and film actress. She met Colonel Juan Perón in January 1944 during a charity event at the Luna Park Stadium and they were married the followin year. Juan Perón was elected President of Argentina in 1946 and over the next six years, Evita became powerful within the pro-Peronist trade unions, primarily for speaking on behalf of labour rights. She died of cervical cancer aged just 33. Is the West End musical about her? … [Read more...] about Who was Evita Peron, is the West End musical about her and when did Madonna star in the movie?
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Israel and Palestinian militants in the blockaded Gaza Strip have been exchanging fire in the worst escalation since a 2014 war. Here's a description of where the situation stands: How did this round begin? The latest round of violence began on Sunday, when Israeli special forces were exposed operating inside the Gaza Strip. In an ensuing clash, an Israeli officer and seven Palestinian militants were killed, prompting Hamas to vow revenge. Israel said the covert operation was an intelligence-gathering mission. Its timing has raided questions since progress had been made in recent weeks toward ending months of unrest along the Gaza-Israel border, but the Israeli military said it was necessary to defend the country. Palestinian militants responded with heavy fire on southern Israel, launching nearly 400 mortar rounds and rockets that wounded 27 people and killed one -- a Palestinian living in southern Israel. An anti-tank missile also hit a bus that Hamas says was being used by Israeli … [Read more...] about Israel-Gaza escalation: What you need to know
Heading off for some winter sun? With the clocks going back, the cold snap and Storm Callum, people in Wales are desperate for a bit of vitamin D. In our attempts to find that elusive sunshine we often end up going much further afield than a typical summer holiday. To help you make the most of your holiday (and keep you safe) we have put together the latest travel advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) for Wales' most popular winter holiday destinations. Remember, the vast majority of holidays go without a hitch, this is just some key information to make sure you are prepared. Seychelles The 115 island archipelago in the Indian Ocean is popular for both its beaches and its coral reef. It even boasts the rare aldabra tortoise. Crime - According to the FCO, most visits to Seychelles are trouble free. However, crime levels are rising and there has been an increase in break-ins, robberies, burglaries and opportunist thefts against residents, expatriates and tourists. … [Read more...] about All you need to know about these winter sun destinations
Adam Garcia, the founder of MadRead, a new online bookstore bringing the latest English book releases to Spain, shares his top ten essential reads with The Local readers. In some ways, Spain is a very familiar country. The Iberian Peninsular is a common holiday destination for most Europeans and you may have visited prior to making the move to live here. Yet in other ways, Spain is unlike any other country on earth. It has a complicated and partly ‘forgotten’ history full of conflict, be it due to power, politics, territory, invasion, persecution, family and yes of course, football. This complex past results in subtle comments and attitudes from Spaniards that are difficult to understand without a good understanding of their origins. Reading is the best way to achieve that understanding, but .... ten cuidado! History is only told by those who survive it and can be slanted to portray the teller’s personal opinions rather than fact, … [Read more...] about Ten books that tell you everything you need to know about Spain
Leicester City look to end a run of two straight Premier League defeats when they welcome struggling Huddersfield to the King Power Stadium. Claude Puel is hoping a win will relieve some pressure on his shoulders from sections of frustrated supporters following the 4-2 defeat at Bournemouth. Here’s everything you need to know about this weekend’s contest. What time is kick-off? Kick-off at the King Power Stadium is 3pm on Saturday, September 22. Is it on TV? No, it’s not. The game has not caught the attention of either Sky Sports or BT. Instead, the broadcasters will show Fulham v Watford (Sky Sports, Saturday, 12.30), Brighton v Spurs (BT Sport, Saturday, 5.30), West Ham v Chelsea (Sky Sports, Sunday, 1.30) and Arsenal v Everton (Sky Sports, Sunday, 4pm) Who is the referee? David Coote is the man in the middle this weekend. “Sorry, who?” we hear you say. Don’t worry, we had never heard of him either. That’s probably because Coote, from … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know about Leicester City v Huddersfield