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Cathy gives us theheadlines from the Costa Blanca News -a
weekly newspaper here on
the Costa Blanca.We also discuss relevant news from the UK
Cathy's enthusiasm about
the stories in print in the Post.
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Most Recent Episode
Lady Thatcher ..hard as nails?
Apr 12 13
A basque-wearing drama teacher is behind a wave of Lady Thatcher hate parties and has stoked fresh fury by comparing the former PM to HITLER.Romany Blythe, 45, sparked anger after she set up the Facebook site, The Witch Is Dead Party!, urging people in cities around the world to celebrate the ex-Conservative leader's death. She remained unrepentant claiming "they danced in the streets when Hitler died too" -Unemployment in Spain has reached a total of 5,639,500. The unemployment rate in Spain now stands at 24.44% according to the latest figures revealed Friday by the National Institute of Statistics.The autonomous community of Andalucia leads the unemployment figures with 1,329,000 unemployed, a rise of 81,100. Second in line is Catalonia with 836,900 people out of a job, an increase of 61,500, and an unemployment rate of 22.16%. Third place in terms of number of unemployed goes to Valencia with 681,400 without a job, and an unemployment rate of 27.32%.MANICURES and pedicures are not just pampering people – they are also sprucing up the economy. Among the ailing businesses, fast-food restaurants and shuttered-up shops on the nation’s struggling High Streets, nail bars are a beacon of hope. While many big-name retail chains are going to the wall, nail bars are the UK’s fastest-growing business, accounting for 16.5 per cent of new outlets in the past three years. So why are talon salons shaping up to be a prettily-varnished success story at a time that really is as hard as nails?