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Changing society

I TRULY am heartily sick and tired of being made to feel guilty for being in the majority. It is no fault of mine...

Bring back National Service

AS most of my scribble followers are aware, I don’t generally enter into personal rapport with correspondents. As much as I truly do appreciate...

The great, now sadly lamented, Joe Longthorne MBE

This week saw the passing of probably one of the finest variety entertainers the UK has ever produced. So mystified was I at the...

Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia finally gets building permit

ARE you by chance looking to build in Spain and need that all-important building permit? Well fear not. After 137 years, 10 architects, and...

Fanning the flames of ‘Nick’s’ false allegations

THIS week I was planning to write about the benefits to portfolio risk of international equity investing backed up by numerous research papers. No,...

HELP! UK high streets left running on empty

A BIT of a rant this week (so what’s new, I hear you say!).First off, news that struggling British high streets experienced their...

Ask for Angela

Charmaine Arbouin is not just our British Consul to Andalucia, Ceuta, Melilla and the Canary Isles, she’s also a mum who lives on the...

Marbella’s talent shows

Last Thursday the Jacksons performed at Puente Romano. I was concerned my enthusiasm for the evening would make the actual night an anti-climax; that...

Silence is the new ‘no’

About a year ago it dawned on me that in Marbella a no reply can actually mean ‘no.’ I had sent an email and...

The Duke of all Wellingtons!

This week Celebrity Chef from Ready Steady Cook & Fellow Master Chef Steven Saunders, proprietor of The Little Geranium in La Cala invents a...

New famous duck salad!

This week Celebrity Chef from Ready Steady Cook & Fellow Master Chef Steven Saunders, proprietor of The Little Geranium in La Cala creates a...

Only The Best!

This week Celebrity Chef from Ready Steady Cook & Fellow Master Chef Steven Saunders, proprietor of The Little Geranium in La Cala cooks a...

This week I was robbed!

THIS week’s article has been written by a guest; a mini grumpy in the making, a ‘grumpette’ if you will. Please welcome my daughter,...

How hard can it be?

What a bunch of aerosols! It drives me nuts. I shake the container and hear plenty of swishing so I assume there is plenty...

What a fine old mess!

I SAW on the news that there is a scumbag American financier called Jeffrey Epstein being accused again of having sex with underage women....

No sun – no moon

THIS has nothing to do with ideology or voters' political orientation.If there is a November election because two groups of knowledgeable and - in...

Unheeded words

KING FELIPE’S speech following Cataluña’s unauthorised and illegal referendum on October 1 2018 wasn’t his best although his best are hardly stirring.His words sounded...

Ain’t what it used to be

THE Left can’t get it together and it’s not all that easy for the Right, especially Albert Rivera.He doesn’t want to be seen cosying...

Redneck music is sexy and fun

IF it’s true that you can judge a person’s character by his or her choice of music, I’d automatically be classified as a redneck...

Spare us your stupidity, Ms Patel!

BRITAIN’S new Home Secretary Priti Patel wants criminals to ‘literally feel terror,’ and one way she plans to do this is to have zero...

Addicted to ink

FELLA approaches me in a bar, points at the fearsome demon’s head, all teeth and horns, that I have tattooed on my upper right...

Are his charges too high?

Four years ago I bought a property in a new complex. At the time of purchase I was told that the community charge would...

Can they pay him less?

I am 71 years old, retired, and I receive a state pension from the UK. At the last municipal elections I was elected councillor. ...

A better system for proxies

Q. Some years ago, our Community of Property Owners had the same problem regarding proxy votes as your earlier questioner.When residents realised that...

The Ultimate Non Selfie?

FIFTY years ago this week I was young and on summer holiday on the hills of the County of Northumberland in the North of...

So much to see and do

One definition of a heat wave is: three days of temperatures above 30c. London at least failed to meet that bar as our most...

Groundhog Day

An Americanism, Brits and Continentals have usually referred to this feeling as “déjà vu” in preference to the phase Groundhog Day. Though that’s possibly...

Festivals or Motor Shows

SINCE 1950 at least, the International Motor Show has ruled the roost. Located in exhibition halls in major cities with easy access and lots...

Choices, choices: have them both?

TWO cars on the horizon are the Lotus Evija and the Mercedes-AMG GT R. Both are looking for buyers now, yet one you may...

No 1 Bentley Blower roars again

Bentley Cars has revealed a homage to the legendary No 1 Bentley Blower of 1929. Billed as a modern interpretation of a classic racing...

Talk about the hand that feeds you!

If you were discerning enough to read this column in last week’s Euro Weekly News you will know that I had climbed nimbly up...

Not the most welcome message…

IN 1928 the American gangster Al Capone was getting out of a car when a gun in his golf bag accidentally went off shooting...

I am never normally shy…

Last week I found myself in one of those late-night bar discussions where people held forth on one of the popular topics here on...

At this no-news time of year

WHILST summer temperatures down here on the islands are normal, we’re still being bombarded with very high UV rays. It’s dropped to nine today,...

No real surprises at the local elections

DOWN here at latitude 28º, we’re endeavouring to come to terms with the results of recent local elections. At Canarian Autonomous Government level, there...

No real surprises at the local elections

DOWN here at latitude 28º, we’re endeavouring to come to terms with the results of recent local elections.At Canarian Autonomous Government level, there were...

The power of a dog or cat

The power of cats and dogs towards us human beings is enormous! We can easily call them fantastic counsellors with fur. No? They can,...

Asking for help brings people closer

SOME days ago, I had a fantastic meal with a very good friend of mine. We were talking for hours. There was a lot...

Leap of faith

TAKING the leap of faith - what does it mean?For instance, the path you have been walking on until now in your life no...

Second death thought to be linked to Spanish listeriosis outbreak

THE Listeriosis outbreak in Spain is thought to have claimed a second life. A 72-year-old man with cancer died on Thursday (August 22).On Tuesday...

Couple Banned by Easyjet for Unknowingly Buying Fake Tickets

A COUPLE from Liverpool has received a lifelong ban from Easyjet for unknowingly presenting fraudulent tickets to Alicante at the airline’s departure gate.Kenny Rainford...

Spain grants Morocco 32 million euros to help with irregular migration

The Spanish government granted Morocco 32 million euros on Friday to help with the efforts to crack down on illegal migration. Maghreb Arab Press (MAP)...