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While the cat’s away…

NICK CLEGG’S declaration during Prime Minister’s questions that the Iraq war was illegal only echoes what its opponents said before and after March 2003.after...

Full Moon Madness

It was a full moon on Monday night, and frankly, it made me go a little loco. I wasn’t exactly howling at the moon,...

Dragons’ den or lions’ pit?

DRAGONS’ DEN, a BBC reality television programme about entrepreneurs pitching their innovations to secure investment finance from a panel of venture capitalists, has just...
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Toy Story 3

The much anticipated third installment of Toy Story has finally been released. After an eleven year break this Disney Pixar film is expected to...

Puppy training

START socializing your puppy through a training class after it has had its injections at around ten to twelve weeks. Do not listen to...

Devious ambitions and false sincerity

CAN’T understand why some people appear surprised to discover what many now accept: that Tony Blair is a liar and totally self centered. I smelled...

Should Spain Ban the Burka?

CALLS to ban the Burka are growing, not just across Spain but in the UK and Belgium; and in France where they recently voted...
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Happy Anniversary Mallorca

TODAY is the day six years ago that I finally moved to Mallorca. Unlike some people who move here on a whim, or find themselves...
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It’s an ill wind…

SARAH PALIN is accumulating funds for a war chest to fight the 2012 presidential election although the prospect is less appalling than it might...

Burnt waste bins

I AM not sure what constitutes a ‘trend’ these days, but there are an increasing number of cases of burnt out waste bins here...
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The White Queen

By Philippa Gregory.  Having exhausted Henry VIII’s wives, Gregory has gone farther back for a series on the Wars of the Roses; this book...

Born 30th September 2008

As a well connected real estate aficionado since the latter part of the 20th century I was more familiar with the Costa lifestyle than...

Follow The 80/20 Rule

A FACT of business is the so-called '80/20 Rule'. This says that 20% of your clients will provide you with 80% of your income....

Things are looking up a bit

IN true ‘over and above the call’ mode I’m scribing this weeks missive from sunny er... cloudy er…breezy auld  Inglaterra, (If you don’t like...

Celebrating In Spain

I SUSPECT for many the "Where were you when Spain won the 2010 World Cup" will be this generation's equivalent of the Kennedy assassination,...

The true story of a smoker

THIS is a story of a female smoker who had been smoking more than thirty a day for thirty years. So at the age of...

Cats and their teeth

Has my cat got something wrong with its teeth?  A cat can't tell you when it has tooth pain. But if a cat is...

Where Has the Beautiful Game Gone

CONGRATULATIONS to Spain, but let's be honest about the 2010 World Cup. It was terrible, absolutely awful, the worst World Cup that I can remember! From...

The Cabo de Gata

THE Cabo de Gata National Park covers around 67000 hectares of land and extends a mile out to sea so protecting a further 12,200...
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Miriam Gonzalez Durantez

High flying lawyer, mother of 3 and wife of deputy leader Nick Clegg.  Professional Profile.  IT is no secret that Liberal Democrat leader and...

Do we need a ‘swear tzar’?

I WAS watching one of those cop shows the other day. The cops stopped a car for not having insurance and the driver didn't have...
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The future’s bright? No, it’s lukewarm

Sterling has done its best to hold form above the 1.18 level before Friday’s close, but the slide from 1.20 over the...

Almeria – Murcia AVE rail link and the Sorbas Tunnel

WORK started on the high speed rail link a year ago and the most visible evidence can be seen close to J510 on the...

YouTube mobile ‘facelift’

YouTube’s idea of brining the full YouTube experience to your phone has become a reality. Features found on the world’s top video site YouTube, are...