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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...

A weekend of highlights

What a weekend that was. Not only did I watch with glee and satisfaction, reruns of the destruction of Corbyn’s bunch of seedy, glum...

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...

Flying by the seat of their pants – passengers and pilots

AT this time of year, air travel’s uppermost in many people’s minds. Not always a pleasant experience what with queuing, flight delays, threats of...

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...

Concerts and live music in amazing Marbella Summer Nights

THE summer is certainly heating up! It’s so important to keep well hydrated, ensure babies and kids wear hats and are always protected from...

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...

Royal risotto!

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....

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...

The good old days

ANYONE who remembers Jose Maria Aznar's 'Leave, Sr Gonzalez' in the mid-1990s felt the cockles of their heart warming up at the sight of...

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...

Fascism comes to the USA

LAST month a shudder ran down my spine, the likes of which I had not experienced in more than 50 years. I had just...

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...

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...

Being honest will bring you peace

HONESTY. We can write hundreds of books about this one single word. We all want honesty, to be honest ourselves or other people to...

Women Robbed at knife point in Murcia

TWO MEN have been arrested for allegedly robbing two women and threatening them with knives in Calle Traperia, Murcia last weekend.The two men reportedly...

Spain has the highest organ donation rate of any country in...

It’s well known that there’s a worldwide shortage of organ donors. More than 100,000 organ transplants have taken place around the world every year...

Amazon will create 600 new permanent jobs in Spain this year

Amazon announced last Friday (16th) that it will add 600 new workers to its workforce in Spain during this year and a further 200...