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Food & Drink Fri, Aug 29, 2003

Exploring wine - Somontano

Somontano is a small region in the southern foothills of the Pyrenees and is Aragón’s most recent D.O. zone. Meaning at the foot of the mountain, Somontano owes little in style, climate, or marketing to its...

A hot dog tale
Animals/Pets Fri, Aug 29, 2003

A hot dog tale

a sad fact that bad news sells. The public’s appetite for tragedy and catastrophe is insatiable and the media is only too happy to feed it. This summer we’ve been bombarded with news stories about fires and the...

Spain’s giant trees
Environment Fri, Aug 29, 2003

Spain’s giant trees

to be a monument and live to tell the tale...In the shelter of their branches centuries of history, feelings and emotions are harboured; they are infused with a wisdom which has made them immortal. These are the giant...

Manual or automatic?
Transport Fri, Aug 29, 2003

Manual or automatic?

Deciding on a gearbox for your car used to be quite easy – you either wanted an automatic gearbox or a manual gearbox and that was that. There are so many types of transmission options car buyers can choose from these...

Healthy life begins at 40
Society Fri, Aug 29, 2003

Healthy life begins at 40

A controversial new scheme to offer all Valencia region residents over the age of 40 free health checks, has hit a storm of protest before it has even got off the ground.The scheme is being introduced by PP councillor...

No comprendo, no deal
Economy Fri, Aug 29, 2003

No comprendo, no deal

Companies in the Valencian Community are losing up to 20% of their business because of language and cultural barriers. This is the conclusion of two studies financed by the European Union. The reports highlight the need...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Aug 29, 2003

Going, going gone-11 million euros worth of goods

Over 11 million euros worth of embargoed goods are being auctioned by the Valencian courts from now until December.Flats, cars and business premises, most of which have been seized by the courts when purchasers failed...

Tunisia’s culture on show
Culture Fri, Aug 29, 2003

Tunisia’s culture on show

The Valencian government and European Institute of the Mediterranean are co-producing an exhibition called Tunisia, land of cultures. The exhibition will take visitors through more than 3,000 years of Tunisian history...

Celebrities flock to golden triangle
Travel/Tourism Fri, Aug 29, 2003

Celebrities flock to golden triangle

The Valencian Community is fast becoming a magnet for celebrity jet setters, according to the European media.German newspaper Die Welt is claiming the Golden Triangle which comprises Xàbia, Moraira and Benissa, is the...

Bottle nose dolphins
Animals/Pets Fri, Aug 29, 2003

Bottle nose dolphins

A colony of 34 bottlenose dolphins has been seen in the Valencian Community for the first time in the province’s history. They have been viewed mainly around the Sierra Helada area but also along the cliffs of La...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Aug 29, 2003

Crack down on jet skis

Officers of the Guardia Civil have been cracking down on the use of jet skis in the Valencian Community.They are ensuring the skis and other small craft are being used in accordance with the law. They made 193...

Travel/Tourism Fri, Aug 29, 2003

Foreigners love Spain

There are more foreigners living in some parts of Spain than there are Spaniards.They now make up over a quarter of the population of the 23 towns in Alicante and in Llíber in the Marina Alta they are predominant.Most...

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