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Since my last missive, we’ve sung, dressed up, danced traditional dances, eaten and drunk too much, and generally enjoyed Canaries Day, as we do every 30th of May. It’s a…
ASTROLOGY: coming home. Sun in Cancer: Until July 21, the sun is ruled by the watery sign of Cancer. This caring, calming and intuitive sign is encouraging you to spend…
BACK in the 1970’s it was the talk of the town, not just in Almeria but even in distant Hollywood, as any star that was anybody would be making a movie there in the next few years and it was a place to go. On the main street of that…
I’M quite enjoying watching the World Cup and, at the time of writing, both England and Spain are doing OK. I also love the VAR system of being able to…
QUIM TORRA, regional president of Cataluña and acknowledged front man for his self-exiled predecessor Carles Puigdemont, is the charmer who once described the Spanish as dirty and lazy. Since the regional parliament declared the Catalan republic on October 27, it’s no surprise that Torra - like many Catalans and even…
DID you read the article in last week’s EWN on the holidaymaker who blacked up and walked around Ibiza imitating the ‘looky looky men?’ I did and found myself reading…
SOMETIMES the planets align or is it just coincidence? Most likely it’s a combination of poor planning and competition for the few weekends in any given year that has led…
Q. With reference to your advice regarding property wealth tax. We have owned a property in Torrevieja for 18 years but have only paid tax on it for four years.…
LORD RICHARDS of Herstmonceux, former top brass in the British Army, gave an example of how news can be twisted into, err, fake news. Before the US election last year, he was quoted as saying that Donald Trump was not necessarily as awful as people say. This duly appeared in…
WHY is it always the black and Asian minorities that constantly whine on about racism? What about the white majorities, that have to put up with racist insinuations on an almost daily basis? White people are accused of just about every injustice that ever befell humankind: ‘The white man pillaged…
IÑAKI URDANGARIN, erstwhile Duke of Palma de Mallorca, brother-in-law to Felipe VI and son-in-law of Juan Carlos I, is now in prison. He got five years instead of the 17 requested by the public prosecutor and is inside a cushy women’s jail for misappropriation of public funds, tax evasion and…
As far as I’m concerned, these so called graffiti ‘artists,’ are not only a blight on the landscape but a blight on our whole society. Their daubs scrawls and indiscriminate obscenities, desecrate our buildings, bridges, rolling stock and just about anything else that gets in the way of their sanctimonious…
WITH the wedding season in full swing, a survey by Brides Magazine has revealed that, despite these tough economic times, brides are still dead set on having the wedding of their dreams - with the average wedding costing £30,000+ and many brides expecting to exceed their initial budget. Hardly surprising,…
THIS Monday Morning England is euphoric with the prospect of advancing into the last 16 for the World Cup for the first time in what seems forever. Smiling faces as…
IT’S an old Spanish formula to proclaim ‘My house is your house’ on inviting a stranger into your home. Nobody expects to be taken up on that but that’s what Pedro Sanchez said and did after Italy and Malta refused to allow the Aquarius rescue ship to land at any…
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