Is the office on life support?  – Nora Johnson – Euro Weekly News Spain

OFFICE ENVIRONMENT: There are added benefits to working with colleagues.  Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons  There’s been much debate in the UK about the pros and cons of returning to the office versus working from home after weeks of mixed messages from the Government.  Reports of both the death and survival of the office have, though, been greatly […]

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Sounding the alarm earlier – Nora Johnson

David Cameron On December 31 last year, Chinese media reported for the first time on an outbreak of viral pneumonia in the city of Wuhan. Seven months on, how dramatically Covid-19 has changed the world! And now up pops David Cameron, claiming that the World Health Organisation doesn’t work and proposing a new body to sound the alarm about pandemics earlier. It’s a good observation, […]

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I’m trying to make a point Euro Weekly News Spain

I’m trying to make a point Euro Weekly News Spain

    Photo credit: Ivan Pretorius/Pixabay The British people are frightened. Many I have spoken to feel lost, adrift and vulnerable. At a time when they need the support and strength of their leaders, the older citizens, in particular, feel they have been abandoned to a whole new creed of unfamiliar values and customs that […]

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CHEERS! Post-lockdown Britain finally opens up

Empty wine bottles after lockdown? Breadmaking, snitching or lunging with Joe Wicks? With lockdown restrictions eased, how was lockdown for you?  Did you clap the health workers, report the neighbours, then drown your sorrows in another bottle of wine? Some people seem to have developed a serious online parcels habit; others have become terrible bread […]

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Making the best of a bad situation 

Making the best of a bad situation 

Photo: Barry Duke/YouTube  IN the 1975 song ‘Making the Best of a Bad Situation’ Ray Stevens sings about a woman who’s husband ‘came unwrapped’ and imagined he was a chicken.  The wife considered sending for a shrink, but: ‘He don’t eat much, just chicken-feed. And all that peckin‘ in the ground don’t hurt nothin‘. Heaven knows, we can use the […]

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Strong and stable on the lucrative circuit

Theresa May. Photo credit: Shutterstock News that Theresa May has made more than a million pounds on the lecture circuit since quitting as Prime Minister may surprise some. They may be equally surprised by rumours she may publish the ultimate strategic leadership book this Summer. Provisional title: “MAY I lead you to the (Br)exit – Ten Tips for Purpose-Driven and Collegial Leadership” (I made this bit up […]

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Road test: Suzuki Vitara  – Euro Weekly News Spain Nick Fletcher News Article

Road test: Suzuki Vitara  – Euro Weekly News Spain Nick Fletcher News Article

Suzuki Vitara Suzuki’s Vitara is a compact SUV which is practical, reliable and relatively affordable, and while there is stiff competition in the sector, the Vitara has plenty of plus-points including its mild-hybrid technology and the option of four-wheel-drive.  Vitara prices start at €23,669 (£20,849) for the SZ4 trim which includes digital radio and CD player, USB […]

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Bring back safe cigs  – Euro Weekly News Spain Barry Duke News Article

Bring back safe cigs  – Euro Weekly News Spain Barry Duke News Article

FORMER neighbour Gertrude – well into her eighties and with a voice like a wood shredder due to a lifetime of heavy smoking – stunned me a few years back by asking ‘Where can I buy cigs that won’t damage my health?’   She’d just been out to buy 40 Marlboros and was horrified to […]

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