surinenglish

16:57

the euro zone

Deal with it

Sánchez maintains that Iglesias is too far to the left of the Socialists when it comes to economics, although it's debatable whether the difference here is as significant as he makes out

Mark Nayler

13:01

Looking up to the Moon

Television has become a showplace for trashy people, competing to show off their total illiteracy

ANTONIO ORTÍN

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