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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...

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...

Sport Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Mutu to star for Chelsea

Former Chelsea full-back Dan Petrescu has promised Blues fans plenty of goals from Adrian Mutu this season.Romania international Mutu completed his move to Stamford Bridge after the club agreed a £15.8million fee with...

Warne to clear the air
Sport Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Warne to clear the air

Controversial Australian Test cricketer Shane Warne needs to clear the air with teammatesabout his latest off-field drama, his state coach David Hookes has said.South African woman Helen Cohen Alon, 45, has accused...

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...

Roddick wins maiden Masters title
Sport Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Roddick wins maiden Masters title

Andy Roddick won the first Masters Series title of his career when he beat David Nalbandian in a rain-interrupted match in Montreal. Roddick beat his Argentine opponent 6-1 6-3 in a final which was hit by more than two...

Sport Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Johnson Signs For An Extra Year

Johnson said "I want to take one year at a time." Captain Martin Johnson has agreed a new one-year contract with Leicester. but recently handed over the Tigers captaincy to his England team-mate Neil Back. 33...

Schumacher tipped for World Championship
Sport Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Schumacher tipped for World Championship

Even if Jean Alesi is driving for Mercedes-Benz in the German DTM championship, he still believes that rival team Ferrari will be strong enough to help Michael Schumacher win his sixth WorldChampionship title this year...

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...

Red hot peppers
Economy Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Red hot peppers

It’s not just people who are overheating in the current spell of exceptionally hot weather. Sizzling temperatures have also affected the agricultural industry.Local pepper-producers in Pilar de la Horadada have...

Society Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Bid to be part of Pilar

Residents of a small urbanisation are petitioning to switch municipalities because they are unhappy with the way they are being treated.The Association of Co-owners in the Dehesa de Campoamor urbanisation on the...

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