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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...

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...

Eight legs and intelligence
Animals/Pets Fri, Aug 29, 2003

Eight legs and intelligence

Imagine presiding over 50,000 eggs for up to two months, and never being able to leave them unattended, often to the detriment of one’s own health, or in the worst case scenario; life. This admirable maternal...

Driving holidays - be prepared
Transport Fri, Aug 29, 2003

Driving holidays - be prepared

Driving holidays – are you prepared? The freedom of a fly-drive holiday, or just touring around Spain in your own car may sound like heaven to you. However, if your driving experience is limited to nipping down to the...

Holiday romance
Property Fri, Aug 29, 2003

Holiday romance

I wonder how many people have gone home from their holiday on the Costa Blanca and thought “That is the life for me.” Holidays present almost anywhere in an ideal light. Free of the cares that dog us back home, many...

Interior design: Mediterranean moods
Property Fri, Aug 29, 2003

Interior design: Mediterranean moods

Rain and wind, wind and rain - you can’t beat a lovely British summer’s day. But now you live in sunnier climes, make your home fit with the Mediterranean mood.What springs to mind when you think of the...

Fitting a shower
Property Fri, Aug 29, 2003

Fitting a shower

Fitting a shower is a relatively easy job if you plan ahead and it could save you money. About 10 per cent of all national households now have a water meter installed and, as time goes by, water companies will expect...

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