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A lapse in time

A Lapse in Time
EVERY framed print or painting on display in our house depicts a time in our lives that brings back fond memories. None of the pictures are of high monetary value, but from an emotional point of view, each and every one is a treasure. One or...

No cause for alarm

No cause for alarm
IT´S happened. Something the script writers of Emmerdale will be able to empathise with: I have finally and comprehensively lost the plot. My ‘office’, aka the landing at the top of the stairs, is close to our bedroom, and I had just logged in to...

A world without wires? Dream on

A world without wires Dream on.
THE trouble began when my friend Ricardo used Facebook to ask whether anyone had a DVD player to spare. I swivelled my office chair around to gaze at the enormous wall unit – 4 metres across – that occupies a sizeable part of our lounge....

All that glitters is not gold

All that glitters is not gold
WOULD anyone be inspired to write books, compose music, or paint pictures if there was no one to enjoy them? Yes, I think they would. It is my belief that each of us is given a gift although many go through life without discovering...

Pride comes before the fall

Pride comes before the fall
It remains to be seen how long it takes for much of the world to recover from the NATO West’s catastrophic foreign policies. My primary interest in a truly free press is my looking forward to watching wretched former government ministers squirm as they...

The way I see it…

The Way I see it
THERE are many spectacles in the Spanish culture, soccer has become the primary one, overtaking the non- PC bullfighting. The biggest spectacle of Spanish football matches is always the game between Barcelona and Madrid, for some months this spectacle has moved from the soccer...

Just a bit of harmless fun?

Just a bit of harmless fun
I have said it before and I’ll say it again:  I don’t get this obsession with the whole Halloween thing. My first experience of this weird festival was in Philadelphia in the early seventies, before it was exported on leathery bat wings from America to...

Paradise lost

Paradise lost
THE curse of mankind is unquestioned acceptance of one’s enslavement. Throughout history, humans use fellow humans to war on their foes. Wage-slaves are used to manufacture goods or manage services, to sell on at a profit or to serve the profiteering elite. The worst century...

Don’t suffer in silence

Don’t suffer in silence
SEVEN years ago, in preparation for my move from the UK to Spain, I so drastically pared down my worldly belongings that, by the end of the exercise, what was left fitted neatly into seven large cardboard boxes. Thus I began my new life on...

Something stirs in deepest Norfolk

Something stirs in deepest Norfolk
EVEN under a leaden sky on a December day, the vast flatness of the Norfolk countryside is inescapable. The distinctive Norfolk dialect is a language encapsulated in its landscape, with long vowels and wide horizons, summing up the county and its people. Norfolk is familiar to...

The way I see it…

The Way It Is
FOR some weeks now I have banged on about politics, and politician’s. I must apologise, it must be that I have now become a grumpy old man. However, I want to wave a banner to one of the greatest ideas that anybody has come up...

The way I see it…

Part 2 On November 6 and 7, 1917 (or October 24 and 25 on the Julian calendar, which is why the event is often referred to as the October Revolution), leftist revolutionary’s members of the Bolshevik Party Led by Leon Trotsky a Marxist revolutionary, theorist,...

Put a sock in it

Put a sock in it
I WAS admiring shirts in one of the ubiquitous sales at Zenia Boulevard the other day, when the Princess, fresh from her own browsing, tapped me on the shoulder and suggested solemnly that I had more than enough shirts already taking up valuable space. I...

The Costa del Sol Adventures – Part 8

Costa del Sol Adventures - Part 8
OUR story reaches its dramatic conclusion early in the morning at a quiet beach on the Spanish coast. Hollywood Producer Jack Levy arrives expecting to be reunited with his diamond ring. Jack Levy stepped out of the police car and pulled a face. “This? This...

Britain’s ghost navy

BRITAIN’S GHOST NAVY
AS recently as the 1960s Britain’s Merchant Navy was the largest in the world. It was said that 350,000 British seaman and officers served under the Red Ensign. The Ellerman shipping company alone boasted that it could put a ship into any port in the...

There goes the neighbourhood

There goes the neighbourhood copy
You can’t go anywhere it seems, without bumping into someone you know. Just last week whilst taking a short break away from a stressful life in Villamartin, I was innocently strolling through the delightful main square in Mojacar Pueblo in Almeria, having left my good...

The way I see it…

Czar Nicolas 11
Part I As 2017 comes to a close, the end of October/ November, we will witness the 100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution, when Imperial Russia collapsed under the leadership of Czar Nicholas 11. By late 1917, two revolutions had swept through Russia, ending centuries of...

The past is a foreign country

The past is a foreign country
I ENJOYED reaching a milestone birthday; many don’t make it this far. My family was gathered around me, which was good as I would otherwise have had much to reflect upon. My classmates lived a life that later generations can only read about. Our...

Time on our hands

Samsung Smart Watch
IN a somewhat lame 2013 comedy called "The Internship" two watch salesmen are made redundant. Their boss tells them that fewer and fewer people nowadays are buying watches, and, to make his point, asks a secretary what the time is. She instantly reaches for...

The Costa del Sol Adventures – Part 7

Costa del Sol Adventures Part 7
AFTER finding out that Hollywood Producer Jack Levy´s diamond ring is a fake, our hero Costa del Sol decides to take matters into his own hands, staking out a cemetery in the dead of night. Costa lay in the dirt and heard a scratching nearby....

The way I see it…

The Way I see it…By Harvey Mann
THE last time I saw scenes like the recent ones in Barcelona, was old news footage from Berlin filmed in the late 30s. Policemen and soldiers wearing swastikas on their arms, sacking shops and business office’s, piled books up and set light to them....

BBC: British Bias Corporation

British bias corporation
MANY are the media slurs about state controlled Russian media, little of which stands up to scrutiny. If fake news raises concern then perhaps British journalists should avoid living in glass houses. During a BBC Question Time debate, Julia Hartley-Brewer parried verbal blows with presenter...

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A Lapse in Time

A lapse in time

EVERY framed print or painting on display in our house depicts a time in our lives that brings back fond memories. None of the pictures...
ILLEGAL GAMBLING OPERATIONS HALTED

Illegal gambling operations halted

ON THE day that the Autonomous Police service of the Valencian Community was celebrating their 25th anniversary, they hosted a session to highlight the...
Gone skiing

Gone skiing

FINESTRAT’S Council of Youth has organised a ski-trip to the Sierra Nevada from March 1 – March 4 2018. The Sierra Nevada (meaning "snowy mountain...
Squatters Rights

Squatters’ rights in Malaga

MALAGA CITY COUNCIL is waiting for a court to decide whether they can remove squatters from an empty building. Commercial Court Number One is due...
LARGE BABIES RESULT OF OBESE MOTHERS

Large babies result of obese mothers

OBESITY during pregnancy, independent of its health consequences such as diabetes, may account for the higher risk of giving birth to an unusually large...
Planting the seed

Planting the seed in Marbella

MARBELLA COUNCIL has transplanted 48 specimens of plants to Real de Zaragoza. The specimens, which come from five plant species, were taken from the La...
Four per cent of Spain's glass recycled in Benidorm

Four per cent of Spain’s glass recycled in Benidorm

BENIDORM recycled 1,204 tonnes of glass this summer and has received the ‘Iglu verde’ award for its commitment to the environment. A total of 370...
SILVER TAKES FIRST PLACE IN USED CAR COLOUR CHOICE

Silver takes first place in used car colour choice

THE UK’S used car market declined for a second consecutive quarter in Q3, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and...
Drought a reality not a threat

Drought a reality not a threat

THE JUNTA DE ANDALUCIA is drafting legislation to improve the water shortage affecting the Guadalhorce reservoir. Jose Fiscal, Minister for the Environment, explained the move...
RTN BOOK REVIEW - THE MIDNIGHT LINE - COVER

RTN Book Review: The Midnight Line by Lee Child

JACK REACHER takes an aimless stroll past a pawn shop in a small Midwestern town. In the window he sees a West Point class...

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3 REASONS WHY GARDENING IS THE THERAPY FOR YOU

Three reasons why gardening is the therapy for you

IT'S time to whip out your gardening gloves because not only are digging and weeding great exercise, a good stint of gardening boosts mental...