Read the top five news for this Saturday, July 30, 2022

Forest fire in Villanueva de la Vera. / DAVID PALME

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The La Vera fire is considered under control

The children evacuated from the camp will spend a second night in a gym, but they hope to return to their facilities this Sunday. In La Vera we have been breathing better since 6:30 p.m. this Saturday after 25 hours of anxiety because of the fire that broke out near Villanueva de la Vera. The fire is considered under control and the command post has been lifted, although several troops continue to work in the area and there are some columns of smoke due to the wind. High temperatures make it difficult to fully extinguish this wildfire.

Guardiola rides the Alvia to demand a better train and the trip ends in a catch controversy

The president of the PP of Extremadura, María Guardiola, traveled this Saturday to Madrid from Cáceres on board the Alvia train that has been serving Extremadura since July 19. On her arrival in the capital of Spain, the popular leader stressed that “the indignation of travelers is very divided and I think that if Mr Vara left his office and took to the streets he would realize that this cannot be consented”.

Regional funding will give Extremadura 300 million more in 2023

The Junta de Extremadura will have next year 300 million more than the current year from the regional financing system, mainly thanks to the expected increase in the collection of personal income tax and VAT , two taxes associated with the resumption of economic activity. The Treasury communicated last Wednesday to the Autonomous Communities at the meeting of the Budget and Financial Policy Council in Madrid what are the forecasts of the financing system for next year.

Who are the pensioners who receive a pension of 2,446 euros

Social Security allocated in the current month of July the record figure of 10,845.9 million euros to the payment of contributory pensions, or 4.6% more than in the same month of 2021, according to data from the Ministry of l ‘Inclusion, Social Security and Migrations. In Extremadura, the monthly wage bill for contributory pensions reached 211.58 million euros, which represents an increase of 6.33% compared to July of the previous year.

Pope opens door to resignation for health reasons

Pope Francis, 85 and suffering from a serious knee injury that requires him to use a wheelchair, sparked rumors after returning from a visit to Canada about a possible resignation from the throne of Saint Peter. “The door is open. It’s a completely normal option,” he said. “I don’t think -he adds- that I will be able to continue with the same pace of movement as before. Thinking about my age and my limitations, I have to take it easy.”

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