surinenglish

13:23

Customer care

Restaurants mistakenly believe that it is enough to serve good food and the world will beat a regular path to the door. It is not as easy as that

ANDREW J. LINN

13:21

Behind the times

Acting prime minister Pedro Sánchez introduced a minimum wage hike of 22 per cent in January, from 736 to 900 euros. It was a laudable move, but won't be enough by itself.

MARK NAYLER

12:15

Musical bubbles

The success of Starlite appears to have woken high-flying musical ambitions in other Costa del Sol resorts, prepared to take on Marbella in a battle for the position of symbol of the summer

HÉCTOR BARBOTTA

12:14

Customs and exercise

If you're bored, a fun game to play from time to time involves identifying the five aspects of Spanish life that you most enjoy and appreciate

PETER EDGERTON

15:00

The weakest link

Once there was a time when record shops - remember them? - would have people queueing round the block for the latest release from Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd or The Rubettes (sixty-six per cent of that sentence is true)

Peter Edgerton

14:58

THE EURO ZONE

Home or away?

Spain's economy minister Nadia Calviño said that it's a "priority" that Christine Lagarde's successor as head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is European

Mark Nayler

14:56

PET CARE

In case of fire

Everyone should have a fire plan, especially if you have pets, as they rely on you for their guidance

PETER HARRISON

13:33

Revenge, a political weapon

In other words, the new Torremolinos council has been formed with an explosive cocktail: revenge and money. So where does that leave political ethics?

ANTONIO M. ROMERO

13:40

Hatty Japes

The thoughts of balding ginger people turn inevitably to how they might protect themselves from the pitiless beast without losing too much dignity

Peter Edgerton

13:39

the euro zone

High-flying

Pedro Sánchez has been pushing for a Socialist to take control of the EU Commission and Josep Borrell's ascension to High Representative would mark a return to frontline EU politics for Spain

Mark Nayler

13:34

PET CARE

Don't let your pets down this summer

Irresponsible animal owners never seem to learn; every year we read the same story of pets being left in cars in hot weather

PETER HARRISON

12:51

Hobson's choice

What a joy it would be, if at a stroke, we could cancel all the Brexit palaver that has filled the news for so long.

REV ADRIAN LOW

16:02

Food & drink

A ham marriage

Some foods are acknowledged to have no suitable partner when it comes to 'maridaje', or pairing

ANDREW J. LINN

15:59

Pride and prejudice

It would be nice to think that the rest of society would embrace the idea of a gay royal, or better, simply not bat an eyelid

Jennie Rhodes

15:54

10,000 maniacs

They say that a thousand hours' practice is all you need if you want to become expert at something. At first glance, at least, it makes sense...

Peter Edgerton