surinenglish

12:57

PET CARE

Funny tricks

Many animals are natural entertainers but in their own natural way

PETER HARRISON

12:53

THE EURO ZONE

A gentleman's agreement

The Spanish government has been seeking a place at the ECB board's table for the last five years, so it's small wonder that De Guindos is so certain they will get it

Mark Nayler

12:50

food & drink

The Michelin straight jacket

Many in the business are completely disinterested in Michelin stars, considered a kiss of death

A. J. LINN

12:46

Crossings

If the planet does not end up sinking in the moral destitution it seems to be heading for, it's possible that our children will question us about what we were doing while the Mediterranean became a huge common grave

Héctor Barbotta

12:43

More waste, less speed

When you think about it, whole industries have been built on our deeply held desire to fritter the hours away

Peter Edgerton

13:16

Local zero

There's a lot more money to be made feeding and watering tourists but at what cost in the long term?

Peter Edgerton

13:13

THE EURO ZONE

Problem solving

If Catalonia - a region that already enjoys a high level of autonomy - is handed yet more independence from Madrid, then why should the same not be granted to every Spanish region?

Mark Nayler

13:11

Baby food!

It's a sobering thought that Bancosol food bank says that some 49,000 local people still rely on them to survive

IGNACIO LILLO

14:50

Power dangers

The word 'power' has appeared consistently in the press recently whether it be related to a sad assortment of Hollywood sleaze buckets or to embarrassingly inept attempts at regional independence much closer to home

13:33

A load of bull

In response to a letter sent by a reader named John Fitzgerald that contained some entirely unsubstantiated claims about the modern Spanish bullfight

MARK NAYLER

16:20

We're not the only ones in the world

Figures are rising but the external conditions that have favoured the Costa del Sol in the past few years are only temporary

Rachel Haynes

15:45

Judge dreadful

We try our very best not to judge others but, let's face it, we all do

Peter Edgerton

15:30

BRIT BACK

Tradition

Britain and Spain may seem far apart in their local customs but the spirit of many are shared

POLLY RODGER BROWN

15:28

THE EURO ZONE

Hypothetically speaking

The Bank of Spain predicts that the recent turmoil in Catalonia could shave off anywhere between 0.3% and 2.4% off the country's GDP over the next two years

Mark Nayler

15:25

The wine biz

Successfully exporting wine, however good and value-for-money, depends on many factors, above all the destination country

A. J. LINN