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Not all Kisses are the same

Between stormy weather and stormy political news flowing into the television over here is it any wonder that programs like Strictly Come Dancing are doing better than ever. Of course even that program has been infected with a form of hysteria. A wayward kiss...

Pizza and chips with cocktails at the Movies

Once we were totally fascinated by the flickering images and that fascination remains strong even today in the era of YouTube, Netflix and Instagram. Way back in 1895, on the 28th December, the very first public screening of a movie took place. Just 30 people...

Fish and pork on the menu?

RTN RECIPES - ISSUE 939 - PAELLA
RECENT news reports confirmed that pigs outnumber people on the Iberian peninsula by a large margin. Seems that there are 50 million pigs doing their stuff they even figure as a major export to China of all places. Of course, the peninsula is also surrounded by...

No funeral for me, thanks

AFTER ASCERTAINING that I spoke English, a woman in charge of a pay-now-die-later stand in Benidorm asked: ‘can you spare a moment to discuss what plans, if any, you have for your funeral?’ ‘No,’ I snapped. ‘I’m running late for an appointment – and I...

I dare not do that these days

NOWADAYS, the quickest way into a police interrogation room, I reckon, would be to lean furtively across strangers’ garden walls, gates or fences, and snap pictures of their bonny wee toddlers. Yet that’s precisely what I did back in the early 1960s when I hit...

The Dickens of a Time

RARELY did I miss a day’s work during near fifty-years on the hamster wheel. My work ethic was a source of personal pride but my neighbour was not alone in thinking me foolish. I guessed my friend to be in his late thirties. As fit as...

All Right Now: The love of the Irish

OKAY my sun-seeking fans that hopefully lap up my music stories. It’s John Redfern, the bass man from Lady Godiva’s patch Coventry City, where Peeping Tom always keeps his beady eye on you (actually Tom was a bit of a pervert) Anyway, congratulations to the...

An appetite for simplicity

THE days are gone when British food was regarded by foreigners as drab and unimaginative.  I have never gone along with this sentiment anyway, not because I had nothing to compare it with, but largely because the Brits have always used to down to earth,...

Why time is more valuable than gold?

UNLIKE gold, "time" is a depreciating asset. The earlier we invest in time, the more valuable it is, each day its value decreases until it becomes of no use to us, we all eventually "run out of time". Of course we cannot really compare time to...

Entering a world of tips and tricks

TODAY YouTube taught me how to make a flamethrower using a can of lubricating oil, an elastic band and a cheap plastic cigarette lighter. I also learned that Coca-Cola is a fantastic toilet cleaner and that one can remove rust from metal bathroom surfaces...

BOOK BURNING FEST: Are Amazon publishing Nazi texts?

IT is reported that ‘organisations fighting for racial justice’ accuse Amazon book publishers of being distributors for ‘supremacist, racist and Nazi products’. Experience and common sense tell us that these weasel words are racist as they are solely aimed at removing the rights of ethnic-Europeans....

The long road to Paris

MONDAY MORNING and the sports festivals of World Cup football and Wimbledon tennis are behind us. A small hollow feeling is all that remains of the doubts, hopes, fears and excitements. The last months have been fantastic, the entertainment superb, the participants have won glory and...

PEARL OF THE BALTIC: The elderly are suffering in Riga

WHEN, in 2013, I predicted the collapse of the EUSSR (European Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) there were chortles but they are not laughing now. Germany lurches from crisis to crisis under a rickety coalition regime. As an aside, post-war Germany is hindered by...

Snowflake generation

LAST week I was banned from Facebook for 24 hours for violating its ‘community standards’ by posting a picture of a topless model on a page I manage for the atheist journal, the Freethinker, which I have been editing for more than 20 years....

TRADITIONAL FOOD: These Cornish pasties look good enough to eat

MY stomach was beginning to tune up loudly as I boarded the bus for the airport terminal. I was still mentally berating myself for missing a sumptuous breakfast that would have set me up for my journey, more so because I had paid in...

Diary of a Spanglish Girl – What you need to know about beach cocktails

Introducing Lauren, a 20-something, engaged, English girl living on the Costa Blanca who is obsessed with travel, love and elephants. She writes a regular blog about her life and RTN will be sharing some of her thoughts and ideas with readers on a regular...

Sánchez, you’re my man!

ON June 2, I posted on my Facebook page the following message: ‘Yay! Spain's handsome new PM is a Socialist and an atheist!’ Jesús Carmelo Padrón Gordillo, a Facebook friend who lives in Gran Canaria, responded by saying: ‘Handsome? He is so stupid!!!’ Gordillo, when asked...

A dynasty slaughtered

THIS year marks the centennial of the massacre of Imperial Russia’s Tsar Nicholas II and his family. In July 1918, their Bolshevik captors herded the doomed family into a basement in Yekaterinburg under the pretext that their photograph was to be taken. The Tsar and...

The perils of fancy dress

BECAUSE I was exceptionally fastidious as a kid, avoiding all forms of rough-and-tumble that might leave dirt marks on my clothes or skin, I reacted with outrage when my parents announced they were taking me to a primary school fancy dress event dressed as...

Grand designs, minimum planning

ONE of my favourite TV programmes, that’s to say one that is less awful than most of the others, is Grand Designs hosted by designer and writer, Kevin McCloud. It’s never an easy road that the subjects of each programme apparently travel, because without fail,...

The tomato and me

I HAVE never understood why I have this problem when it comes to eating or preparing tomatoes. It’s as if they possess some weird alien intelligence whose mission it is to make me look bad in the eyes of the Princess. A tomato is not even...

Why are you broke?

CAREFUL with your finances and pay your credit cards on time to avoid interest charges? Don’t be too smug. Every time you purchase a train ticket; buy a pair of shoes or use public services roughly 40 per cent of the outlay will have gone...

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Costa Blanca thieves caught red handed carrying a stolen cash register

NATIONAL POLICE officers have arrested two thieves in Denia in connection with alleged robberies carried out on a house and commercial premises. The events took...

Costa del Sol 19 – 25 October 2018 Issue 075

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Police seize 80 kilos of hashish from drug gang on the Costa del Sol

A DRUG trafficking operation has been shut down after 80 kilos of hashish was seized and four people arrested. The National Police and officers from...

Prison for Costa Blanca child abuser

A 38-year-old man has been sentenced to four and a half year in prison for sexually abusing his partner’s daughter in Denia. According to reports,...

Little Geranium´s slow cooked crispy duck

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

Three cheers for U3A group leaders!

THERE are so many willing volunteer members of the Javea U3A – but the prize for the most industrious must go to one particular...

Costa Blanca plaster mine worries “premature”

WITHIN just a handful of days of the start of the campaign, more than 1,000 signatures have been received protesting against plans to open...

Birthday break ends in tragedy on the Costa del Sol

THE husband of an Irish business woman who died suddenly while celebrating her 70th birthday in Malaga, has described her as his ‘soul mate...

Strong business increase recorded in Costa del Sol boomtown

THE number of business licences granted in Marbella as of August rose by almost 11 per cent on the same period last year. According to...

The Church offers a cool, new place to congregrate on the Costa Blanca!

THE CHURCH, a place to worship your favourite flavours, and straight out of Ireland, gets off to a flourishing start in Albir on Spain's...

007 HEAVEN: New James Bond website will leave fans purring like an Aston Martin

OCTOBER 5 marked International James Bond to commemorate the date Ian Fleming’s timeless secret agent burst onto the big-screen for the first time in 1962’s...

Not all Kisses are the same

Between stormy weather and stormy political news flowing into the television over here is it any wonder that programs like Strictly Come Dancing are...