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Archive for: October, 2016

A VERITABLE FEAST!

Coral Bar, Costa del Silencio HERE in Tenerife, trying a new restaurant for a traditional, Sunday-roast dinner is, sometimes, a bit of a lottery. But, after hearing great reviews from friends, my family and I went to the Coral Bar restaurant, Costa del Silencio, for their Sunday carvery. As we sat at our table on […]

Brexit backlash could harm vegetable crops

A LEADING farmer has warned that British vegetables will disappear from supermarket shelves if thousands of Eastern Europeans are prevented from working in the UK because of post-Brexit immigration. Guy Poskitt, who grows 80,000 tons of carrots and parsnips a year in Yorkshire, says it is impossible to find enough British labourers to do the […]

Spanish restaurant voted best in world

TRIPADVISOR, the travel reviews’ company, has revealed its Travellers’ Choice Restaurants winners for 2016. And while there were strong contenders from France and Spain, UK restaurants clinched three of the top 10 positions. Top of the fine-dining pile was Spain’s Martin Berasategui, a three-Michelin-starred restaurant in Lasarte, just outside of San Sebastian, which was named […]

Bare facts, about a nudist eaterie!

FOOD in the nude has already left sleepy San Isidro all aflutter …  because the town will be home to Spain’s first all-naked eatery from next January. Italian Tony de Leonardis has christened his new venture Innato Tenerife (Natural Tenerife), and it’s not just the clothing that will be stripped down to basics. His idea […]

Rajoy on the verge of regaining power

SPAIN looks certain to have a government in the next week or so, following a 10-month political impasse. It follows Sunday’s decision by the PSOE (Socialist Party) to lift a veto which has blocked the Popular Party (PP) in Congress. The PSOE has decided that its MPs will abstain from a confidence vote tomorrow (Saturday) […]

That’s what you call a shady deal

MORE than 245,000 pairs of fake sunglasses, imported from Asia and featuring a famous brand, have been seized in Madrid,. The National Police, along with the tax authorities, have arrested a Chinese man, allegedly responsible for importing and distributing  the imitations, from four locations in Madrid’s Cobo Calleja Fuenlabrada industrial park. The operation, called “Vision”, […]

Oh what a night!

JUST when you think a show can’t possibly get any better, it does! The talented students of the Gillian Banks Theatre School in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, flew in for the fifth consecutive year to entertain us as part of their work experience. They certainly pulled out all the stops. Their fantastic, feel-good show included pieces […]

Bookworm girls leave poor boys floundering

READ it and weep, boys! You are “lagging behind” girls in developing your reading skills, and you tend to choose books that are not likely to challenge or stimulate you enough. While boys aged between five and 18 are also more likely to choose non-fiction over fiction, they are still not reading the material as […]

Quatari man who molested teenager during long flight

A TOURIST from Qatar was facing jail after being convicted of molesting a teenage girl during a flight from Doha to Manchester – while his wife sat beside him! Suman Das, 46, was arrested when the plane landed at Manchester airport after his 18-year-old victim claimed he touched her between the legs while she was […]

Insect bite has left mum, 39, crippled

TRACEY Bortoft, a mum of four, was enjoying a day out in Liverpool last year when she discovered two tiny puncture wounds on her right calf. Within 10 minutes, the 39-year-old’s health had deteriorated rapidly and she was rushed to hospital in agony, with a huge swelling and blisters on her leg. More than 18 […]

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