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Don't Pay the Postage!

Don't Pay the Postage!

Padre Peter What a joy it is on Valentine’s Day to receive a mysterious card avowing eternal love!   Of course, from time to time, and quite unwittingly, the recipient may be the butt of a mischievous, not to say downright nasty, joke.   As an example of this I could cite my classics master who had the misfortune to suffer... [More...]

La La Land to the Rescue!

La La Land to the Rescue!

Every few years a film comes along that attracts enormous box office takings, is a massive winner in awards season, garners rave reviews and, inevitably, is seen as evidence of the revival of a Hollywood genre. This time it is the turn of La La Land, a feel-good musical with a bittersweet centre that has had critics and movie lovers reaching for... [More...]

Valentine’s Day Massacre

Valentine’s Day Massacre

A Bouquet of Bullets In the late 1920s, Chicago’s streets were a battleground where legendary gangsters fought over territory. On 14th February 1929, the shooting of six men contributed to the fall of the infamous Al Capone and is forever known as the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Eleanor McKenzie Valentine’s Day is typically associated... [More...]

When Hollywood Turns Political

When Hollywood Turns Political

by KJ Elsdon Meryl Streep hit the international headlines when she spoke out against President Donald Trump in her speech at the Golden Globes, but in truth there is nothing remotely new about Hollywood types coming over all political. SOCIETY takes a look at just some of Hollywood's finest who have taken their dedication to public duty even... [More...]

Romantically Designed

Romantically Designed

As we find ourselves once again in the month of February, it’s hard to avoid the 14th - a date famously marked to honour our loved ones since the 14th Century. Promoting what some consider capitalism's way of exploiting the wistful to purchase cards/chocolates/flowers/all three it has been the subject of cynicism in the past so it’s time to... [More...]

President Unprecedented

President Unprecedented

Quite early last year I happened to make a comment about Donald Trump's campaign on Facebook which might, I admit, have been a little unfavourable. A like-minded American friend advised caution: “Don't worry too much about The Donald,” she said. “He won't be chosen as the Republican candidate, never mind President! Cool it, girl. Allow us... [More...]

Bruno Mars: 24K Talent

Bruno Mars: 24K Talent

The past couple of years have been a sad time for the music industry, with many of its towering talents falling by the wayside but, if you are still mourning the loss of Michael Jackson and Prince, it is comforting to know that there is a new generation of five-star songwriters and performers and, of these young pups, surely none are more... [More...]

New Year – new beginnings?

New Year – new beginnings?

The beginning of a New Year signals a fresh start for many, but regrettably January is also the month of the year when solicitors see a spike in enquiries about divorce.  Some legal firms claim that business can double at this time of the year as couples struggle to get over a difficult festive period. A relationship that may already be... [More...]

Latest Blogs

Overcoming The Brain’s Negativity Bias

Overcoming The Brain’s Negativity Bias

It’s easy to let a simple daily dispute become all out war. While the causes of the arguments may not be a big deal, the way you handle the communications is. Good dispute resolution, after all, is a skill to be honed if we want to develop and maintain happy, lasting relationships with people. Importantly, researchers have discovered that the brain has a negativity bias, meaning the brain... [More...]

El Gran Gatsby

El Gran Gatsby

A Grand View & Great Food El Gran Gatsby in Puerto Banús offers both a serene view of the sea and a top quality, seasonally inspired menu. There is something that is still magical about a dining room surrounded by crystal clear glass offering an incomparable view. It may have been done in many restaurants, often at great height, but El Gran Gatsby in Puerto Banús is a match for any of... [More...]

Hairstyles of the Rich and Famous

Hairstyles of the Rich and Famous

This month Jonathan explains how many of the greats we lost last year influenced the world of hairdressing and why a famous 'do' will always live on. Last year it felt like the Grim Reaper was running amok, claiming the lives of our favourite stars. Seemingly every couple of days I would hear of the loss of yet another one of the best and most creative minds of our generation. On numerous... [More...]

New Horizons in the treatment of Breast Cancer

New Horizons in the treatment of Breast Cancer

It is difficult to discuss breast cancer as a single disease, with one treatment and one cause. When we talk about breast cancer we are referring to a group of diseases. Although they are characterised by having their origin in the breast, they differ greatly according to their particular, specific characteristics: whether there is hormone receptor expression or not, whether there is... [More...]

The Dirty Side of Make-up

The Dirty Side of Make-up

How untrained make-up artists are ‘infecting’ the make-up industry. Professional make-up artist Nicola McGeorge gives her insight into why the world of make-up isn’t always as beautiful as it seems. Nicola’s clients have included the likes of Vodafone, O2, MTV, Lays and Boohoo.com. With multi front covers under her belt, her artistry is versatile —ranging from commercials... [More...]

Club Tropicana

Club Tropicana

You might be thinking that the famous 1983 Wham! single that made it to number four in the UK charts put tropical cool on the map, but George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley certainly weren’t pioneers. The Tropicana Club in Cuba first opened its doors in 1939 and evolved out of a depression era bohemian nightclub called Edén Concert, run by Cuban impresario Victor de Correa. He had been... [More...]

Radio-frequency Ablation Technique for Barrett’s Oesophagus

Radio-frequency Ablation Technique for...

What is Barrett’s Oesophagus? This is a pre-cancerous stage that affects the tissue lining the oesophagus, the tube that carries food and liquid from the mouth to the stomach. Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (ERGE) is a disorder where the stomach acid and enzymes cause lesions in the lining of the oesophagus and generate symptoms such as heartburn, regurgitation and chest pain. In some... [More...]

The Hemline Index – Financial Fact or Fashion Fiction?

The Hemline Index – Financial Fact or Fashion...

Economist George Taylor first coined the nomenclature The Hemline Index in 1926. He asserted that during times of economic prosperity skirt lengths shortened and during less prosperous times hemlines start to fall like a stock market index. Since then, the Hemline Index has been used as a barometer of financial health even if its accuracy is called into question, with a number of critics from... [More...]

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