surinenglish

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

15:51

THE EURO ZONE

Business as usual

The political uncertainty in Spain seems to be having only minimal economic effects so far

Mark Nayler

16:16

THE BIGGER PICTURE

Ethics or profits

When corporate ethics meets corporate profits, profits win!

JEREMY BLATCH

16:15

food & drink

The Bourdain way

This century's most flamboyant character on the gastronomic scene was happiest when eating in restaurants with authentic national cuisine, even if they had plastic chairs and paper tablecloths

ANDREW J. LINN

16:13

THE EURO ZONE

The waiting game

If negotiations over a Socialist-UP government, fail there is every possibility that Spaniards will be asked to go to the polls again, meaning Spain will be waiting even longer for its next government

Mark Nayler

16:11

PET CARE

Preparing for visitors

Animals can be a risk to themselves and others when sharing a space with someone not familiar with pet tricks

PETER HARRISON

12:12

The mayor's new clothes

Since Hans Christian Andersen wrote The Emperor's New Clothes, we've known that the most valuable assistant, the sincerest friend is not one who flatters but one who points out his mistakes

HÉCTOR BARBOTTA

12:10

Identity politics

I took out my papers and could only look on in horror as my identity document disintegrated between my fingers and fell to the floor like confetti

PETER EDGERTON