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Tapas - a nibble or a feast
Culture Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Tapas - a nibble or a feast

The name of these dishes originates from the time when a slice of jamón serrano (cured ham) was served on a glass of sherry to keep the flies out. A tapa is actually a lid. Nowadays, with the event of fly spray and...

Better protection from domestic violence
Crime/Incidents Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Better protection from domestic violence

The number of cases of domestic violence in Spain is rising according to the findings of a report published by Fundación Mujeres. According to the report 315 women have died at the hands of their husbands or partners...

Legal & Finance Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Getting personal about your pension plans

Company pensions are still the best way to go for an effective pension deal, but if no scheme is available, or you don't think the deal on offer is competitive, another option is a personal pension plan. Even if you...

Legal & Finance Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Financial news

Most parents expect to be forking out a whopping 300 euros entertaining their children this summer, although some expect the figure to be as high as 1,000 euros. A third of children admit to getting bored during the...

Keeping your brain healthy and your memory sharp
Health & Beauty Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Keeping your brain healthy and your memory sharp

Just as physical activity keeps your body strong, mental activity keeps your mind sharp and agile. What many people fail to realize is that if you continue to learn and challenge yourself, your brain continues to grow,...

Biceps curl - front of arms
Health & Beauty Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Biceps curl - front of arms

We all like to think that our arms won't lose their shape unfortunately they do. In most cases it is women who loses their shapely arms quicker than men, not because they don’t work as hard - far from it. I think...

Bountiful nature - pregnancy and birth
Health & Beauty Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Bountiful nature - pregnancy and birth

“Every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last”. All new parents can easily be forgiven for this thought expressed by Dickens in his book “Nicholas Nickleby”. There can be few more wonderful and...

Health & Beauty Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Summer protection for skin

Infections, insects, sun, pool water - they all wreak havoc on skin. Summer does have its itchy downside. If athlete's foot doesn’t plague you, chances are you're prey to mosquitoes, wasps and ants. Your skin...

Enhancing nature
Health & Beauty Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Enhancing nature

Looking sophisticated, up-to-date and attractive is just a matter of choosing a couple of versatile products. There is no need to use a huge arsenal of beauty products in the summer when your skin is already nicely...

Fiesta bulls kill three men
Culture Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Fiesta bulls kill three men

Three men died last week at bull-running events on the Costa Blanca. A 27-year-old man was gored in the groin by a bull during fiestas in Xaló (Jalón) last Thursday evening and later died from his injuries. The young...

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...

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