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Frank Leavers
Frank Leavers

Frank has been writing a number of different columns for the Bulletin for almost 16 years; in that time he has also worked as a radio and television presenter in Mallorca. He has a background in the press, media, politics and public affairs that goes back to the early 1980’s. Alas, he’s getting grumpier as he gets older!

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Come on, be honest: Who else avoids the news?

I know that a person should be interested, nay passionate, about all manner of things that should or should not happen in the world; but I wonder that at a given time in a person’s life he or she will just say - “sod it, I’m just not interested.”

Frank Leavers 19/11/2022 10:13

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Keeping warm without turning up the heat!

There are already newspaper headlines screaming at us about potential winter power cuts...

Frank Leavers 23/10/2022 12:53

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The soap opera of life!

Very rarely do television dramas reflect the banality of most people’s lives.

Frank LeaversFrank Leavers 23/09/2022 10:47

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Turned out nice again, hasn't it - How's the weather with you?

The truth of the matter is that this obsession with the weather i.e. any weather, is a very British thing.

Frank Leavers 12/09/2022 02:04

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WhatsApp? It’s The Pinging That Gets To You In The End!

"Happily and rather surprisingly for me, I have discovered (by accident) how to mute the constant pinging..."

Frank Leavers 21/08/2022 23:35

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The cost of living crisis - “How ****** much?”

The concept of CASH seems to be making a welcome comeback.

Frank Leavers 12/08/2022 11:17

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Don't save your kisses for me!

It maybe socially acceptable in Mallorca to launch an attack of slobbery kisses on an unsuspecting female acquaintance; here in middle England - er, just don’t!

Frank Leavers 07/07/2022 14:49

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Whatever the survey says - please don't believe it!

This week in Frank Talking there is a recent survey that says: “Women generally do not find men attractive at all.”

Frank Leavers 17/06/2022 10:54

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Dogs have dignity as well you know!

Today in this ‘Frank Talking’ column of mine I know that I will probably upset quite a few readers, but hopefully also make people consider their relationship with their pets and dogs in particular.

Frank Leavers 03/06/2022 11:00

Frank Confidential

Have we all 'Let ourselves go' since Covid struck?

According to research women around the world are wearing make-up, on average, 28% less than in 2019. It seems that this is called “opting for a more natural look.”

Frank Leavers 27/04/2022 13:47

Frank Talking

Did You Know That Happiness Is... A Joint Bank Account?

It has been found that couples with joint bank accounts tended to have a better and more trusting relationship than those who kept their money separate - and moreover, they were less likely to split up.

Frank Leavers 21/04/2022 14:09

Confidential

‘Don't Vote - it only encourages them'

Perhaps you can appreciate my excitement at turning up at my local polling station (the church hall up the road) and placing my X any-which-way I like. I wonder if the experience is anything like it used to be?

Frank Leavers 20/04/2022 15:00

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Why being 'tight-fisted' nowadays is no bad thing

The thought of filling the car with fuel now brings me out in hives - and I have only a modest (yet rather sporty) Ford Fiesta.

Frank Leavers 14/04/2022 08:30

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Confidential: Limping whilst walking in the countryside

I don’t know if the same debate about obesity is raging in Spain as it is in Britain at the moment, but here it has got very political.

Frank Leavers 13/04/2022 15:12

Films

Films in English for Wednesday, April 13

The new film with Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum The Lost City is now showing in English in Palma.

Christina BuchetFrank Leavers 13/04/2022 09:00

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Films in English for Friday, April 8

This week we have two new films and also tickets on sale now for the newest Marvel film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness coming out on May 6.

Christina BuchetFrank Leavers 08/04/2022 10:15

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Much ado about nowt - Plus, it’s a ‘woke’ world now!

This week in Frank Confidential: - “If anyone wants to see and hear these repulsive northern accents on stage, bring a sick bucket.” The man’s a genius!

Frank Leavers 06/04/2022 16:46

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Will Smith - between a rock and a slapped face!

How could comedian Chris Rock be so insensitive? - Plus, workers are sick of business jargon.

Frank Leavers 31/03/2022 12:16

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How’s the weather with you: plus, what’s in a name?

"I hear that Mallorca has been suffering from wet and windy days"

Frank Leavers 30/03/2022 11:13