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Transport Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Car Clinic

Mr H had a problem with his stereo, in particular his cassette player did not work. A few minutes of searching found the cause; the tape had melted and was now shaped like a banana! Fortunately the player itself was OK,...

Seat Córdoba 1.9 TDi S
Transport Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Seat Córdoba 1.9 TDi S

Spending a few days pottering around Spain recently brought it home to me that British drivers are missing out on a few things: about 18 inches ofsheet metal aft of a car's rear window and the ability to save a few...

Transport Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Volvo S60 R and V70 R

Volvo’s fabulous new high-performance models, the S60 R and V70 R have now gone on sale. Volvo launched the high-performance estate car in the mid-1990s along with the famous 850 T5-R. Now, the amazing new R Concept...

A second wind for La Marina mills
Culture Thu, Aug 14, 2003

A second wind for La Marina mills

From the Middle Ages until the beginning of the 20th century, windmills were essential to the local Valencian economy. All that is left nowadays are the stone towers, most of which are in ruins. These buildings are an...

Benissa’s coves
Environment Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Benissa’s coves

Valerie Thurlow has lived beside the Cala de la Fustera for the last 16 years but it has only been recently that she and some of her friends from the Club Fustera Residents’ Association have decided to raise their...

Tech & Science Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Spam’s off

There is some debate about the source of the term, but the generally accepted version is that it comes from the Monty Python song, "Spam spam spam spam, spam spam spam spam, lovely spam, wonderful spam…" Like...

Sand dunes debate
Environment Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Sand dunes debate

Sand dunes became the focus of attention this week, when the mayors of two towns criticised environmental group policy. The Ministry of the Environment and the Environmental Commission of the Valencian Community, came...

Illegal poison kills 22 dogs
Animals/Pets Thu, Jul 10, 2003

Illegal poison kills 22 dogs

Over twenty dogs have died in rural areas around Benissa as a result of illegal poison bait. Benissa vet Gustavo Uhrig Moll told the CB Friday that 22 dogs have passed through his surgery in the past month all victims...

Plague on palms
Environment Thu, Jul 10, 2003

Plague on palms

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries has established measures to eradicate and control the plague of Paysandisia Archon. Although this insect is native to South America, it has recently been detected in the...

Society Thu, Jul 10, 2003

Waste watch

The Polytechnic College of Gandia (EPSG), the Collective Authority of la Safor, the Safor Federation of Business Associations and the Safor Association of Businessmen have all signed an agreement to carry out a plan of...

Culture Thu, Jul 10, 2003

Just for the record

Pepa Chesa, president of la Safor Collective Authority and Carmen Álvarez, head of the Valencian regional government's archive department recently presented a volume entitled "El servei comarcal d'arxius de...

Stay in bed, it’s Friday the 13th...
Health & Beauty Thu, Jul 10, 2003

Stay in bed, it’s Friday the 13th...

All right, I'm finally prepared to admit it; I suffer from Paraskevidekatriaphobia. Don't worry, this is not catching and it only breaks out a few times a year. It is the unreasonable fear of Friday 13th. I know...

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