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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has increased its influenza pandemic alert level to 6. This means that there is now evidence of increased and sustained human-to-human transmission of the swine flu virus across a number of global regions.
Cora Conde is 31 and comes from Bogota in Colombia. She studied for three months at English UK member Nab Cottage in the Lake District during 2002. She now works as an independent consultant and runs her own foundation.
Crime fans can improve their English with the help of Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple later this year. The Totnes School of English is running its first English plus Agatha Christie course for mature students this September.