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IF YOU COULD HAVE ONLY ONE CAR…

Porsche Cayman awarded 'Best Coupé' in the inaugural 2014 UK Car of the Year Awards

Porsche Cayman awarded ‘Best Coupé’ in the inaugural 2014 UK Car of the Year Awards, an independent set of accolades designed to highlight the best new cars on the market specifically for UK customers. Described by 27 professional motoring journalist judges as one of the best drivers’ cars in its class, the Cayman was crowned the winner following a series of votes.

The new Cayman is the third generation of the benchmark mid-engined sports coupé’. Its dynamic blend of driver appeal, peerless handling and high quality has seen it win many plaudits as well as a number of awards. “It’s one of the best drivers’ cars out there at any price,” said journalist and juror Richard Bremner. “It’s glamorous, easy to live with and impressive value for money.”

Two characterful flat-six ‘boxer’ engines are offered in the Cayman, with displacements of 2.7-litres and 3.4-litres respectively, both offering an enticing blend of power and efficiency. The styling of the Cayman adds further distinction. An extended wheelbase with short overhangs and the option of up to 20-inch diameter wheels help accentuate the striking visuals of, as expressed by juror Tom Ford, “the finest small coupé of 2014.”

The Cayman is priced at £39,694, which offers a flat-six engine that combines 0-62 mph in 5.6 seconds with 36.7 mpg combined (with PDK transmission). The Cayman S costs from £48,783, with a 3.4-litre engine producing 325 hp for 0-62 mph in 4.9 seconds, while offering the potential delivery of 35.3 mpg combined.

Freelance journalist and jury member Anthony Ffrench-Constant perhaps summed up the Cayman’s universal appeal best when he said: “The correct answer to the pub bore’s ‘If you could have only one car…’ question.”

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SPANISH-BRITISH COOPERATION IN FIGHT AGAINST ORGANIZED CRIME

The visit to Spain was the first trip of the British Secretary of State abroad, highlighting the importance of bilateral relations in policing.

Secretary of State for Security, Francisco Martínez Vázquez, and the Secretary of State for the fight against Human Trafficking and Organized Crime, Karen Bradley, met in Madrid to agree on how the two countries could cooperate more closely in the recovery of assets derived from crime.

The visit to Spain was the first trip of the British Secretary of State abroad, highlighting the importance of bilateral relations in policing. This cooperation between the two countries is shown in the exemplary success of ‘Operation Captura’, a campaign launched in 2006 and carried out jointly by the National Crime Agency (NCA) and the British charity Crimestoppers campaign.

As a result of this campaign, 58 of the 76 criminals wanted by the British authorities in Spain have been arrested and brought to justice in the UK. The success of this agreement has led both countries to seek new avenues of cooperation in areas such as asset recovery.

As is well known, criminals hide their assets in third countries to hinder their recovery by the agencies charged with enforcing the law. It is believed that in Spain there are more active British criminals than any other EU Member State.

The two countries have agreed to work together more closely to execute confiscation orders against British criminals once they are taken to court and have been convicted.

Similarly, the two governments have agreed to provide the necessary support to help the recovery of criminal assets located in their territories. As such, British prosecutors in Spain will shortly appoint a new asset recovery specialist, while, for it’s part, Spain has sent a liaison magistrate to the UK.

The Secretaries of State have said that the excellent cooperation between the two countries has, in the past five years, seen the arrests of three quarters of Britons most wanted criminals in Spain. And they have sent a clear message: “There are no hiding places for runaway criminals.”

Both countries are committed to reinforcing the fight against serious and organized crime and its harmful effects. The meeting of experts from both countries took place in Madrid on 25 and 26 February and focused on cases of practical cooperation to ensure that the crime is not profitable.

Spain and the UK will extend their cooperation in working together within the European Union to promote the exchange of information on criminal records of sex offenders across borders and to combat sexual exploitation of children, including through the use of the European Information System Criminal (ECRIS).

Spain will also endeavor to pioneer new advances in this field internationally for the next presidency of the G-6.

During her stay in Spain, the British Secretary of State, Karen Bradley also held meetings with the director general of the Civil Guard, Arsenio Fernandez de Mesa, and the director general of police, Ignacio Cosidó.

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MOTORWAY ROBBERS ARRESTED

The National Police has broken up a gang of violent robbers who would prey on innocent victims along the AP-7 motorway.
Some 16 people have been arrested in the operation, mostly of Romanian nationality, with one Spaniard amongst the group, charged wi…

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