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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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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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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IS THERE LIFE BEYOND LOCKDOWN? – Euro Weekly News Spain Nora Johnson News Article

IS THERE LIFE BEYOND LOCKDOWN? – Euro Weekly News Spain Nora Johnson News Article

It’s no secret that lockdown has affected people in different ways. There are those who have despised every second. Those who couldn’t wait to go shopping in crowded places like Bicester, get on a plane, see friends in large groups. Then, others are just a different personality type. Those who enjoy meeting up with friends, […]

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CLOSURE FOR THE McCANNS- FINALLY? – Euro Weekly News Spain Nora Johnson News Article

CLOSURE FOR THE McCANNS- FINALLY? – Euro Weekly News Spain Nora Johnson News Article

Madeleine McCann, aged three and (age-progressed) nine The Madeleine McCann suspect reportedly linked to the disappearance of other young children has reignited interest in the whole sad story. The same suspect who was “discarded” in 2007 in the original Portuguese investigation. However, that investigation failed to consider mobile phone data among a litany of errors. […]

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DO YOU SUFFER FROM FOGO? – Euro Weekly News Spain Nora Johnson News Article

DO YOU SUFFER FROM FOGO? – Euro Weekly News Spain Nora Johnson News Article

Photo credit: Shutterstock Been in lockdown too long… hardly seen anyone in that time? Maybe you’ve got FOGO (fear of going out), increasingly social and mental anxiety, based as much on fear of raising the R rate above 1 as on just not really knowing how to be around other people, trusting them, any more. […]

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ZOOMING IS BOOMING! – Euro Weekly News Spain Nora Johnson News Article

ZOOMING IS BOOMING! – Euro Weekly News Spain Nora Johnson News Article

Everybody is ‘Zooming’! Photo Credit: Shutterstock Under lockdown, what have you liked the least– or the most? Zooming, maybe? Just like live theatre– which, in a way, it is– the magic of the Zoom back view lies in the very real possibility of disaster. Remember Professor Robert Kelly’s BBC TV interview gatecrashed by his young […]

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WHAT DO YOU MISS MOST UNDER LOCKDOWN? – Euro Weekly News Spain Nora Johnson News Article

WHAT DO YOU MISS MOST UNDER LOCKDOWN? – Euro Weekly News Spain Nora Johnson News Article

Credit: Shutterstock What do you miss most about lockdown? Your favourite restaurants? Going away on holiday? Travelling wherever and whenever you want? As for me, my “best restaurants ever” are never solely defined by the food I ate there. They’re invariably connected to special occasions in my life, to the people I shared them with, […]

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MY LIFE UNDER LOCKDOWN – Euro Weekly News Spain Nora Johnson News Article

MY LIFE UNDER LOCKDOWN – Euro Weekly News Spain Nora Johnson News Article

Unlike here in Spain where lockdown is gradually being lifted, more than a quarter of Brits don’t want any restrictions eased in the UK according to a recent poll. Why? Just as hard to understand is what is regarded elsewhere as “essential services”. In France, it’s chocolate and cheese shops. In the USA, it’s gun […]

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