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Honouring your last requests

Although there are traditions and customs of how a funeral should be conducted, nowadays funerals are becoming more individualistic. Perhaps due to changing views on the role of religion in everyday life, more people may not want a formal church service, and would prefer to make their last requests to suit their own personality. According Read More

Keep healthy by knocking back the olive oil

Although a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down according to Mary Poppins, four tablespoons of virgin olive oil help to boost a healthy heart. According to a study carried out in Spain, the Mediterranean diet increases the function of high-density lipoproteins (HDL) or ‘good’ cholesterol needed for a healthy heart. Adding four tablespoons Read More

What should you be paying for prescriptions?

Prescription prices can come as a shock in Spain as there is no set fee like there is in the UK. Back in England, you pay a standard charge of £8.40, although some items are free. Many people are also entitled to free prescriptions including over-60s; people with disabilities; pregnant women or who’ve had a Read More

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