As hospitals in the province of Alicante are now treating 15 times more patients with covid than a year ago, and with the number of cases doubling in the last three days, Carolina Darias, Spain’s Minister of Health, has asked for “caution” as she is once again recommending to the government the use of masks in the face of the onset of the 7th wave.

And on page two a wonderfully moving poem written by David Whitney and dedicated to the life of the brilliant effervescent Dame Deborah James aka ‘Bowelbabe’ who sadly died last week.



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