Yearly Archives: 2013

The Effect of the Spanish Civil War on Cartagena

December 29th, 2013|Categories: Cartagena|

For many of us who are not Spanish by birth, the Spanish Civil War seems something quite distant and even slightly obscure. Today more is being said and written about the Civil War and it does not appear quite the taboo subject of even the relatively recent past. Certainly, it was a massive event in the country’s history with perhaps half a million people dying during or soon after it. […]

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Vince Flynn

December 28th, 2013|Categories: Author and Book Review|

Vince Flynn died last June of prostate cancer aged just 47. He was an American author who wrote political novels. One of seven children, Flynn was a graduate of St Thomas Academy and the St Thomas University of Minnesota despite being dyslexic. He forced himself to write to help overcome his disability and worked in bars while he wrote his first book ‘Term Limits’. He was married to Lysa and they had three children. […]

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Meatless meals

December 24th, 2013|Categories: Ma Millbank's Kitchen|

We are not vegetarians, but most weeks we try to have at least one meal without meat, especially since over-indulging this Christmas. It’s healthy options we look for, so we try to eat more white meat and fish. […]

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Lesson 4 – Me gusta, pero

December 23rd, 2013|Categories: Jane Cronin's Step by Step Spanish|

I trust that those of you who have been following these articles have been discovering all the new sentences you’ve been able to make and of course going round practising them! No doubt you’ve got into all sorts of muddles as well, but that’s a normal part of language learning, so no problem there. […]

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Budget meeting

December 23rd, 2013|Categories: South Murcia News|

On 10 December an Extraordinary Full Council was held in place of the regular meeting for the month of December. At this meeting was discussed investments envisaged in the Municipal Budget. The Area Councillor, Andres Valera, noted the changes therein and investments and projects, because this change may take place before the end of this year thanks to the votes in favour of the government team. […]

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Street Renaming

December 23rd, 2013|Categories: South Murcia News|

On Saturday 16th December, were honoured through various events , three citizens who have been dedicated various spaces in Puerto de Mazarrón. The first of these areas corresponds to the garden located in the district of San Isidro , which has now been named Pepa ‘La Galla ‘ , the name by which Josefa López Martínez was known by . The Mayor of Mazarrón, Ginés Campillo, and two of the sons of the honoured presented a sculpture and plate with a warm memory of this woman who helped her neighbours. […]

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Crime rate down in Mazarrón

December 23rd, 2013|Categories: South Murcia News|

In the Town Hall of Mazarrón on 27 November was the meeting of the Local municipality Safety Board which was chaired by the Delegate of the Government in the Region of Murcia, Joaquín Bascuñana , and the Mayor of Mazarrón, Ginés Campillo, and which involved also Colonel of the 5th District, Jose Ortega, the Commander of the Traffic , Rafael Alvarez, and Lieutenant Commander, Antonio Alcaide , for the Guardia Civil , and the Councillor for Local Police , Isidro Coy, the Town Planning Councillor Francisco Garcia, and the head of the local police in Mazarrón , Gerardo Marin. […]

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Roadworks in Mazarrón

December 23rd, 2013|Categories: South Murcia News|

The Department of Rural Development of the City of Mazarrón is making improvements on two new rural township roads. This time it is the ‘Camino del Barranco de Secas’ in the hamlet of IFRE-Pastrana and the ‘Camino de Rusticana’ in the hamlet of Garrobo. As explained by the Councillor of the area, Magdalena Mendez, “despite the economic activities in which we have to adjust constraints, we continue undertaking activities in rural areas of the municipality to improve the quality of people who live in them”. […]

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Urgent Information From HAH Help At Home

December 9th, 2013|Categories: Help at Home|

The ONLY charity registered to use the name HAH, is the one founded by Lesley and Paul Eburne in September 2010 as “HAH Help at Home”. Following their success, Norah Bond contacted them and asked if it would be possible to set up a similar operation in the Costa Blanca/Torrevieja areas. Several meetings followed, with members of the HAH committee going to advise them on the aims and running of the charity, using the same principles and format of HAH Mar Menor, but registering under their own name Help at Home Costa Blanca. […]

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