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Aug
28
SAHAWARI refugee children were given five star treatment when they visited Mestalla and watched the home side play against Italian team Inter.
Aug
28
IT was great to be in London for the anti-Brexit march. Well done to everyone who took part! Here's my report of the day when I caught up with some expats from Valencia in Green Park. Costa Levante News.
Aug
12
Forty-four years ago, as General Franco lay on his deathbed, the leaders of Morocco and Mauritania decided it was a good time to invade their neighbour, the Spanish territory of Western Sahara. Some of the Saharawi people stayed to defend their homeland, but many, mainly women, children and the elderly, fled east to Algeria where they were given safe haven in La Hamada, an extremely inhospitable part of the Sahara desert. That was 1975. Today, in 2019, those who fled to safety 44 years ago... + read more
Aug
12
I've always tried to recycle, not use bottled water, compost our vegetable waste, generally do my bit for the environment, even if here in Spain it's not the norm. But now, after 15 years of religiously separating plastic, paper and glass I'm beginning to see that even this is not enough. Not nearly enough. Apparently many of the plastics I put in the recycle bin can't even be recycled. So why bother? If this is the case, what can I do to help the planet? And is there really... + read more
Jun
20
A COLLEAGUE of mine is off on paternity leave. So, I thought the rest of us would just muddle through while he was off. But then I was introduced to his substitute. A substitute? But why, it's only a couple of weeks, surely we can manage? It turns out that after a new law that came into effect on 1st April this year, fathers can take two months' of paid paternityleave. And it's no April Fool's joke, in fact the time allocated to fathers is set to rise progressively over the the... + read more

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