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A Different Corner

Fed up by life in a country losing its soul, sorely disenchanted by its football, and uncluttered by any ties other than his beloved...

Remembering Benidorm

I WAS in Benidorm recently. To be honest I wasn't really sure why I was going, and I am not exactly sure even now...

Back the Beard

JAMES CORDON the co creator and co writer of the popular television comedy series Kevin and Stacey is hosting a comedy chat show each...

Welcome to Benidormitory

IF the Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) get their way the greeting ‘Ola!’ heard in Benidorm will be replaced by ‘Hi-de-Hi, campers!’ Executive...

Unacceptable insults to my intelligence

I really do get fed up with the letters and emails that arrive accusing me of being prejudiced against some individual or another because...

The Good, the Bad and the Bonkers

THE British press recently featured articles about unnecessary, politically correct public sector job adverts. Jobs like ‘Walking-Co-ordinator’ (£31,935 p.a.) to organize recreational walks. ‘Weekend Explainer’...
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Apple’s flatter Mac Mini

THE little desktop computer, the Apple Mac Mini, has undergone a makeover. Apart from the new exterior, the hardware has also been upgraded. The 799...
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Good things come in small packages

ANOTHER device made smaller, this time by Microsoft. USA customers can get their hands on the new smaller and quieter Xbox 360 game console...

Pastas Gallo buys stakes in Europasta

SPAIN'S Pastas Gallo has bought a 25 per cent stake in Czech firm Europasta for an undisclosed sum. Pastas Gallo said the deal was part...

Politics: Six of One, Half a Dozen of the other!

Reflections on Life In Spain - WAGE cuts, more unemployment, cuts in public spending… wherever you look the headlines don't make good reading, regardless of...

Spanish Civil War: The Epitaph

THE notepaper scrawl pencilled in the trenches at the Battle of Jarama is barely legible: “In a battle just taken place the British and...

A new baby and the family dog

I always advise that as soon as you are aware that there will be a new baby in the house, begin to prepare your...
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Courage

THE Saville Report found that on Bloody Sunday in December 1972 none of the 14 marchers shot dead in Derry by British soldiers were...
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Money market commentary

The Euro’s attempt to push back below 1.20 to the pound can be interpreted in a number of ways, however, the short...
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The Inspector and Silence

In the heart of summer, the country swelters in a fug of heat. In the beautiful forested lake-town of Sorbinowo, Sergeant Merino Kluuge’s tranquil...

Feline lower urinary tract disorders

FEW conditions strike greater fear into the heart of a cat owner than urinary tract problems. Myths and misinformation abound, and many people know at...
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Financial crisis could mean the end to European ‘socialism’

IT’S probably best not to be too observant of the newspapers or TV pronouncements concerning whose going down the drain concerning European financial liquidity....
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Visa Keyboard

CREDIT card giant Visa developed a card with built-in keyboard and screen. By providing the customer with a unique temporary code after entering their...

Vicki McLeod Is Away, well, almost…

IF all goes to plan, then when you pick up your copy of the EWN for this week we will be off on our...

Teaching an old (hot) dog new tricks

HOT DOGS were in the spotlight after the American Academy of Pediatrics called for their redesign. The traditional and convenient shape and size of the...
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Short memories

WITHOUT the recent court case when ex-employees sued American Carbide, former owners of the Bhopal chemicals plant, it could easily have slipped the world’s...

La Riviera

La Riviera Greek and International Restaurant and bar boasts one of the Costa Blanca’s best views. Situated on the seafront, right above the beach it...
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The 152 inch plasma

JAPANESE electronics manufacturer Panasonic is taking plasma HDTVs to the next level with a whopping 152-inch screen. For a perfectly smooth experience in 2D as...

God Bless the World Cup!

Reflections of Life in Spain.  I AM writing this column having just sat down and listened to the James Corden and Dizzee Rascal World...