Man finds $2million cheque on train

A shocked underground worker found a cheque for $2million on a train in Spain. The employee spotted the Bank of America cheque in a wallet, which had been stuffed between two doors, at a repair depot in Madrid. It is thought thieves had emptied the wallet of cash but left the cheque, thought to belong … [Read the full story]

New world record set for collective nude bathing

With 729 people bathing nude at the same time, the beach at the Spanish town of Vera has proclaimed itself the new Guinness world record holder for collective nude bathing. The southeastern Spanish town took the honour from New Zealand, which had previously been in the number one spot with 506 nude bathers. With the … [Read the full story]

Ozzie woman gored in Spanish bull run

An Australian woman has been gored by a bull and seriously injured in the running of the bulls festival in Pamplona in Spain. The 23-year-old woman from NSW was in hospital after being injured on Sunday in the final bull run of this year’s annual San Fermin festival, an Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1756

The Seven Years War, a global conflict known in America as the French and Indian War, officially begins when England declares war on France…however, fighting and skirmishes between England and France had been going on in North America for years. In the early 1750s, French expansion into the Ohio River valley repeatedly brought France into … [Read the full story]

Unemployment in Spain is a record high

The unemployment rate in Spain has shot up to 26.02 per cent, with nearly six million people out of work. The National Statistics Institute said on Thursday the rate rose by one per cent in the last quarter of 2012 from the third quarter. It said 691,700 more people lost their jobs in 2012. The … [Read the full story]

Shakira and boyfriend fake giving birth

Shakira and her boyfriend Gerard Pique pretended to become parents for the first time in an April Fool’s-style prank. Barcelona soccer ace Gerard took to Twitter to break the “happy news” to unsuspecting fans of the couple. He wrote: “Our son has been born! We are very happy! Thank you to everyone for your messages!” … [Read the full story]

A touch of Australian history

This is an Australian story, but it starts in Spain. Two young, well educated men lived in Spain six hundred years ago. Francis and Ignatius were very pious and holy men. Ignatius went on to be a saint and started the most famous order of Christians. But our story is about Francis. He always wanted … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

What a week it’s been. Celtic robbed in Spain and a budget robs everyone else. How we still give millions of dollars to foreign countries and spend millions more on infrastructure and boat people. How much did we get from Carbon Tax? Still don’t know! Well, spend it anyway. Perhaps we should have a poll … [Read the full story]

Sharon Stone looks damn fine

Ageless Sharon Stone proved she’s still fetching in an all-black ensemble that featured flared pants, leather jacket, floppy hat and heels. For a woman in her mid-fifties, Sharon was looking undeniably great. It seems Sharon enjoyed shrugging off her 54 years to go make-up free, actually younger for it, rather than trying to disguise her … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU (Sunday Round-Up)

What a week for Royals. After Prince Harry’s nude romp at the pool table, it was Kate’s nude pictures beside the pool in France. The result; Harry was sent to Afghanistan. So can we expect Kate to be sent to Tasmania? I expect the French will give a token slap on the wrist to the … [Read the full story]

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