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ISSUE NO. 1412

26 JULY - 1 AUGUST 2012

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Almeria sees largest protest in a decade ALMERIA hosted the largest labour union protest the city has witnessed in the past decade. It was one of the 80 demonstrations which took place all over the country.

In Almeria alone, more than 15,000 people joined forces to protest against the government’s recent financial measures to steer the country through the financial crisis.

The government’s strategy has been to make budget cuts, raise taxes and public university costs, establish prescription co-payment, cut benefits, change labour laws and the dependency law. However, these measures have been met with much criticism from opposition politicians, labour unions and citizens. The labour unions UGT, CCOO and CSIF shared their outrage with the people of Almeria in a march from Puerta Purchena to Plaza de las Velas, carrying signs and banners that read: “They want to ruin the country. We have to stop this. There are more of us.” Union leaders say these ON STAGE: Antonio de Torres folklore group. new policies will set the country back even further, and that they will harm the economy even more ROQUETAS DE MAR hosted Oona Fortune and the Rocketeers live in concert as well as a performance by the folklore group Antonio de by ‘taking us to income Torres. The shows were a part of the town’s ‘A pie de calle’ events. levels from 1975’.

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Success for hunger-strikers SHIPPING firm Comarit has complied with the demands of 20 Moroccan sailors in Ameria Port who went on hunger strike to claim seven months of unpaid wages.

Court death LAWYER Francisco Javier Mejia, aged 54, died during a court session after suffering a heart attack in Almeria. The city’s lawyers association intends to honour him a posthumous merit award for his years of service.

Sick man found A MAN with bipolar disorder was found in Sierra de Los Filabres after his family had reported him missing.

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Taxi drivers remain on stand-by for new fares EL EJIDO taxi drivers are still unable to use their new taxi-meters, six months after new rates were approved. Most of the drivers have already bought new taximeters, which they are now waiting to install in their vehicles when the changes are made to the pricing system. The local government has yet to publish the new prices in an official report, and until this is done, the drivers can’t charge the new rates. The new regulations will establish two different rates, one for during the day on workdays, and another for nights, holidays and weekends. Also, starting the ride will

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Fatal crash A MAN died due to the injuries sustained when his vehicle crashed into a truck on the A-352 road. The other two occupants were slightly injured, while the truck driver was unharmed.

Body found THE body of a 22year-old man reported missing by his family was found at Bergantin Cove, Nijar. TAXI FARES: Changes are in the offing. cost €1.86 and customers will pay €0.89 per kilometre. The minimum price for a taxi ride will be €5.43. These prices rise on holidays, at night and weekends. This new system will substitute the previous rates which were calculated based only on

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Employment projects await funding SEVERAL projects for workshops, training schools, a career guidance unit and other programmes to promote work for the people of El Ejido are awaiting government funding. El Ejido Town Hall has demanded the Junta de Andalucia begin the training and work promotion programmes which are planned for next September. Apparently, the town hall has claimed it

does not have enough money to pay for the projects and demands a subsidy. According to the tourism and trade councillor, Luisa Barranco, this places the matter in the Junta’s hands. The regional government, however, believes otherwise. “The town hall is the body which will carry out the projects, so it is also responsible for initiating them and not the Junta” given that “entities that

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THREE people were arrested for allegedly putting counterfeit €50 bills into circulation in Cuevas de Almanzora.

Teen pressure ACCORDING to the Spanish League Against Hypertension, between 10 and 15 per cent of Spanish teens have hypertension. Experts believe this rise is related to unhealthy lifestyle habits.

Sales market ALMERIMAR hosted the second edition of the ‘Mercasol’ weekend sales market. The market was organised to promote local businesses.

RACE HOPE: Birthday-boy Alonso will want to celebrate with a win.

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HE best possible present Spanish race ace Fernando Alonso could get on his 31st birthday this Sunday is victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest. At present topping the Formula 1 standings with 154 points, Alonso is unlikely to want for anything materialistic for his birthday, for he earns a reported €30 million as Ferrari’s leading driver, plus an estimated €8 million from sponsorships and advertising deals. After marrying Raquel del Rosario, lead singer of Spanish pop band El Sueño de Morfeo in 2006, the childless couple announced plans to divorce at the

end of last year. Now the two-time world champion is rumoured to be going out with Russian model Dasha Kapustina. Nicknamed El Nano, a typical pseudonym for Fernando in Asturias where he was born, Alonso acts as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF. After moving to England in 1998 and later Switzerland, he moved back to Oviedo in Spain in recent times to be closer to friends and family, a move that cost him an estimated €62.5 million in tax. An avid card tricks fan, Alonso is also interested in cycling, tennis and football, and is a keen Real Madrid and Real Oviedo supporter.

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Man shot at dog fifteen times A MAN was arrested in Albox for allegedly having weapons without a licence and abusing animals. A resident in the area called the Guardia Civil Nature Protection Services (SEPRONA) when his 62year-old neighbour allegedly shot at his dog at least 15 times with a shotgun. The animal was hit at least once and required veterinary assistance. When officers questioned the suspect, they found he had two illegal weapons in his home with cartridges that were identical to those found at the crime scene.

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ALMERIA’S tourism department has begun placing Quick Response Codes for mobile phone identification on city monuments, to allow visitors to download audio guides on their phones. The first building is the Central Market.

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receive a subsidy have to begin the projects regardless of when they receive the money”, said Junta de Andalucia employment director Francisca Perez. These employment projects aim to help 42 unemployed people seeking work and training. Most applicants are in a situation that makes finding employment more difficult, and the initiative will work towards reducing the effects of this.

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ALMERIA TOWN HALL has placed four information panels to inform beachgoers of the water, sand and shower conditions at Almeria and Cabo de Gata. They will be updated weekly in English and Spanish.

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To get out of this situation, I will use the same medicine in the government as our sportspeople: effort, discipline and dedication

Mariano Rajoy, Spanish PM, talking of the financial crisis at a Spanish Olympic Committee reception in Madrid.

THE Almeria Social Affairs and Equality councillor, Aranzazu Martin presented the III Senior Citizen Plan for 2012 to 2014 as well as a guide that will ‘assist the elderly in their needs and help them participate in society’.

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of land has been 14,000 hectares destroyed in a fire in Cataluña

this week in which four people have also died. The fire is believed to have started in La Jonquera, on the Spanish-French border, due to a lit cigarette butt.

ALMERIA Summer Festival has planned two film seasons for this summer; ‘Almeria a cielo abierto’ and ‘Cine de verano en el Casco Historico’, which will show nine different movies outdoors.

Tourist card ALMERIA’S tourism department has begun advertising the ‘Almeria Card’ in the city’s hotels to inform tourists of its existence. The card will allow visitors to carry out 16 guided tours of city monuments for a reduced price.

Best plan ADRA TOWN HALL has organised a contest for the best restaurant plan to occupy Plaza Puerta del Mar. The restaurant will be 25 square metres large and will have to visually blend in with the surrounding plaza.

Nijar music NIJAR is hosting the annual classical music festival ‘IX Clasicos en el Parque’, at the Cabo de Gata-Nijar nature reserve until Saturday.

Sex info THE head of the Andalucian Youth Institute, Raul Perales recently presented the sexual education campaign ‘Yaperollama’ in Almeria. The campaign gives information about disease prevention and contraception.

and finally... A TWO-YEAR-OLD girl died at a public kindergarten in La Coruña, northern Spain, after drowning in an inflatable pool. There were another 32 children with her at the time and reportedly only four or five monitors to look after them all. The kindergarten opened this year.


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Neighbours targeted by criminals THE Vega de Alla neighbourhood in Almeria feels unsafe in their homes due to constant burglaries. The lack of outdoor lighting or police patrols in an area made up of only a few scattered homes are possibly behind the large amount of robberies in the area. Most of these houses have large plots of land and a greenhouse on the property, making them seem isolated and unprotected. According to neighbourhood association ‘Bomar’, every single home in the area has been burgled at some point; one home was even attacked twice in the same day. Homeowners have felt the need to take security measures including alarms and watch dogs, although they do not feel it is enough and are having an official meeting with town hall representatives and the local law enforcement to ask for a solution.

Mother found guilty of baby’s manslaughter A PEOPLE’S JURY declared a young woman guilty of aggravated manslaughter for throwing her newborn baby off a roof in 2011. The jury considered she intended to

kill the infant after she hid her pregnancy from her family and at work, and had tried to have an abortion but was not allowed because the pregnancy was too far advanced.

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According to the court hearing, when she began to have contractions, she went up to the roof terrace of her home and gave birth to a healthy girl. Afterwards she threw the child into the street 13 metres below, where it died from severe head injuries. The woman refused to testify in court, claiming she remembered nothing from the moment she gave birth until she went back to her home, where she lived with her family. She also tried to plead temporary insanity; however, psychological evaluations ruled that she was fully aware of what she was doing at the time. WILDLIFE RESERVE: Two men were found with a hunting rifle and a hunting bow. The Public Prosecutor was asking for a 12-year prison sentence for the crime, and the jury has denied her the possibility THE Guardia Civil Nature Protection Service (SEPRONA) caught two poachers of being granted pardon who were allegedly hunting in Sierra Maria Los Velez wildlife reserve. The two or reprieve. Her final men were allegedly carrying a large calibre hunting rifle and a professional hunting bow. The SEPRONA officers asked them for their hunting permits, and sentence has not yet confiscated their weapons when they were unable to show documentation. been delivered.

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Hole rescue EMERGENCY responders in Oldham, England rescued two men from a 50-foot manhole, who were supposedly drunk. None of them were seriously injured, according to rescue services.

Music toddler A TWO-year-old girl from Devon played Mary Had A Little Lamb on the piano before a live audience of 200 guests in Plymouth, Devon. The mother claims before she was two the toddler could write numbers and letters.

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Screw thief A MAN was arrested in Peiting for allegedly stealing screws from dozens of road signs over the course of several months. A collection of screws were found at his home.

No divorce STRANGE FIND: The animal was disorientated but in good health.

African tortoise invades El Ejido

A LARGE African spurred tortoise (Geochelone sulcata) was recently found on the side of a road in El Ejido. The tortoise was somewhat disorientated, although it was in good health. The Guardia Civil Nature Protection Services (SEPRONA) captured the specimen, which could be up to 30 years old and weighs a little over 30 kilos, and identified it as a species from Northern

Africa which is currently considered to be endangered. It is considered invasive on the Iberian Peninsula, mostly due to pet owners releasing them into the wild. Wildlife experts are worried that invasive species like the spurred tortoise or Agapornis (commonly known as lovebirds) may put the area’s biodiversity at risk and harm other animals or plants.

Accomplice for shooter? POLICE believe the alleged shooter of a gyspy mother and son in Almeria may not have acted alone. It appears the main suspect is a member of the two victims’ family. The events occurred recently in Almeria, when

a man was seen shooting at two people from a van in Almeria city centre. Initially authorities had thought both people had been injured in the shooting, however only the man was wounded superficially on one arm. According to the

investigation, the three are known for having many problems with each other and the attack may have been the result of a child custody battle. The alleged shooter has been sent to prison on remand and is currently waiting to be tried.

Repairs overdue THE construction works to improve the airport motorway are already two months overdue and no final date for their completion has been announced. The motorway is well known for being poorly surfaced. The work, which was initiated by the Public Works Ministry, was intended to improve the access to Almeria University as well as improve the surface of the airport access road. The work was commissioned to a company that had agreed to complete the work in eight months.

A WOMAN whose identity details were used on a marriage certificate to an Indian man issued in Bosnia has been denied a divorce by a Munich court since she was never legally married.

Baby drop A MAN found a fivehour-old baby boy outside his home in the northern port city of Rostock after answering his door.

Student sued A STUDENT sued by Essen-based School of Economics and Management for finishing his Bachelors and Masters degrees ‘too fast’ will have to pay for the seven semesters he was expected to take.

Aero lightest THE world’s lightest material has been invented by scientists at Hamburg and Kiel universities. The Aero graphite regains its shape after being squashed and conducts electricity.

Grave error A GRIEVING woman who went to tend her mother’s grave in Cologne reportedly found a skull in the mud by the headstone.


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Carboneras new office up and running CARBONERAS Town Hall has opened an office this year where people can register their interest in accessing a state-subsidised home. The new office will inform citizens of the requirements

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they need to fulfil in order to petition for a statesubsidised home as well as other matters regarding the amount of homes that will be offered on the current local property market. Enlisting on the register is

free of charge, although it does not guarantee a subsidised home will be granted to the applicant. However, those who wish to continue on the register may renew their petition every three years.

New way of learning El EJIDO Social Services Council developed an extracurricular tutoring programme for gypsy children in Pozo de la Tia Manolica, during the 20112012 school year. The initiative was aimed at children in Secondary School (ESO) given the number of gypsy children that drop out of the school system in this stage. According to Social Services councillor, Julia Ibañez, these children “are at a social and cultural

disadvantage, which is why we promote policies to help those who want to learn”. The council selected 20 children with low sociocultural levels to participate in the programme. It also required parental involvement in order to help them see the alternatives available to them and encourage the children to learn both at home and in school. However, the €30,000 project’s future is uncertain due to cuts.


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Drugs bust on banana ship NINE Russians, two Latvians and their Ukrainian leader have been arrested for international drugtrafficking 130kg of cocaine among crates of bananas from Ecuador to St. Petersburg. STOLEN: The goods taken were worth approximately €80,000.

Two arrested for inside job TWO men were arrested for allegedly stealing continuously from a company for the past year in Huercal de Almeria. According to the investigation, one of the men had previously worked for the company, a computer material wholesaler, while the other was still a member of the staff. They had allegedly been stealing computer hardware and other items to sell

online since 2011. The stolen property is worth approximately €80,000. However, given the fact the thefts were gradual and did not affect the company’s finances, no one had noticed anything had gone missing. The police searched the recipient’s address, where they found a large quantity of the stolen goods

Forty-seven per cent fewer passengers ALMERIA port’s passenger count has gone down 47 per cent this year. The yearly Operacion Paso del Estrecho (OPE), which is high season for

the national ports, as North African immigrants head home for the holidays, began on July 15 and will end on September 15. The vast amount of passengers and vehicles that cross the Mediterranean over this time is one of the reasons why Almeria Port is one of the most important in Spain. Despite the decrease in numbers, Almeria is still relevant on a national level and is only surpassed by Algeciras during the OPE period. However, according to port authorities one of the reasons behind this decrease is the recent inauguration of Motril port, which has become a considerable competitor this year, with 30,401 passengers during the first month of OPE against the 96,753 in Almeria.

Radioactive RADIOACTIVE blueberries that gave off more than nine times the recommended limit of radiation have been found to be sold at Bazaar food market in Solnechnogorsk, north west of Moscow.

Plane injury A WOMAN who was struck by a propeller of an Antonov An-24 aircraft has survived after being severely injured at the Krasnoyarsk airport in Russia.

High heels A GROUP of 150 women took part in a 50 metre race in nine centimetre high heels in the St. Petersburg’s Stiletto Race which is an annual entertainment and sporting event held by Glamour magazine.

Aid to murder A FORMER police man has been charged for helping murder a journalist who exposed human rights abuses in Chechnya and high-level corruption across Russia that involved Moscow-backed authorities six years ago.

High volume THE largest output of liquor in 10 years was produced in Russia last month. The vodka producers distilled 9.61 million decilitres which rarely happens in June, RBC reports claimed.


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EWN EXECUTIVES on media mission to the Costa Blanca Including a personal interview with the ‘new face of Spain’ Javea Mayor Jose Chulvi By Benny Davis

HANDS-ON EWN owners Steven and Michel Euesden paid a flying visit to the Costa Blanca last week to conduct a mini survey on the media needs of the community. Accompanied by head of local sales Sharon Winstanley, Steven and Michel toured the Marina Alta, talking to a cross-section of the public and commercial business

sectors including shoppers, charity organisations and the leisure industry. The Malaga couple, known for their straight-talking, no-nonsense approach to business, openly encouraged direct constructive comments about all aspects of the Euro Weekly News, from editorial to advertising, and layout to distribution

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IGH on their list of ‘must dos’ was a visit to the Marina Alta town of Javea. Here, charismatic Mayor Jose Chulvi and his team have, in one year, transformed a debt-ridden Valencian family stronghold into an internationally integrated, financially stable economy. Mayor Chulvi explained how they ‘opened the doors and windows of the town hall to the public’, by involving ratepayers in the management of their own town. Volunteer groups were formed regardless of nationality, age or social background, to research the everyday needs and priorities of the community to form working briefs for the governing council. This open management policy even included a children’s council, where school representatives aired their fellow students’ views at monthly meetings in the council chambers, under the chairmanship of the mayor. “The co-operation of the English Press in achieving our aims was invaluable,” said Chulvi and added that he was “more than pleased with their share of Press releases published in the EWN and hoped that the good relationship would continue throughout his term of office.” Interesting to note that Socialist Mayor Chulvi refused to take a local salary as he is paid by the Valencian Community to serve on other committees. Also, while many boroughs in the Marina Alta area are increasing council tax (IBI) to top up their coffers, Javea will be reducing the tax by up to 50 per cent during the coming months. Later, Steven and Michel said they were overwhelmed with admiration for Mayor Chulvi and his team and that in their opinion

Sharon with an EWN reader and Michel. Sharon Winstanley, Michel Euesden, Mayor Chulvi and Steven Euesden.

Sharon with Sally and Colin Beverley of Balcon del Mar, Javea.

Sharon, Steven, Iceland manager Kevin and Michel. he represented the new face of recommend further investment in Spain and a business model for the Costa Blanca and that leading the country out of negotiations were already its present negative under way for new EWN and segmented offices. Michel added pledge attitude to survival. that the existing further They added: “The EWN staff team will investment in only way through be expanded further the Costa this crisis is to work by personnel with harder and adopt a full-time contracted Blanca no tolerance policy with positions, which given the shirkers and those without current economic climate, work ethic.” emphasises their commitment to Summing up their visit, the the Marina Alta community. “Our couple said they had learned company mission is to be an enough from the visit to essential part of ex-pat life

throughout Spain, including helping the vulnerable,” said Michel. To emphasise the point, after meeting successful business-woman and charity fundraiser Jennifer Cunningham, they purchased a bed for the Paul Cunningham charity for the terminally ill. Had Michel and Steven recorded any criticism during the visit? “None,” was their answer. “Except that age-old chestnut questioning the amount of space dedicated to advertising and the answer is always the same. “One of the biggest problems any free newspaper has is creating the right balance

between advertising and editorial content. Advertising revenue is the essential lifeblood of any free publication, without it we cease to exist. But we are also aware that it is far too easy to produce an overkill of ads, downgrading the paper from a good read to simply a vehicle for advertising. “Our aim has, and always will be, to produce a quality newspaper with good local news coverage, interesting and useful features, balanced with controlled advertising and excellent distribution. We are the biggest and best because we go that extra mile to help produce results for our clients.”

The Euro Weekly News is the most established free English-language newspaper in the whole of Europe with six different editions and a circulation of 580,000 copies every month to more than 3,000 distribution points every week. Costa del Sol: 46,000; Costa Blanca North: 25,000; Costa Blanca South: 30,000; Costa de Almeria: 13,000; Axarquia: 10,000; Mallorca: 10,000.


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Farm waste disposal discussed THREE different alternatives for agriculture waste disposal have been analysed by the Municipal Agricultural Council in El Ejido. The council intends to find the best sustainable solution possible for agricultural waste disposal. Environmental, financial and social factors have all been taken into consideration for this future project that will help the farming community give agricultural waste a purpose. The options are to transform vegetable waste into compost, livestock food or use it as an energy source. The council members have based their discussion on a study conducted by the Technical Commission for Vegetable Waste Treatment (COMITRA), which has consulted with renowned experts of each alternative.

Water company Aqualia is fined THE Supreme Court has sentenced water supply company Aqualia to pay a â‚Ź213,050 fine for not checking 110,777 water meters before installing them from 1993-2003.

The case opened by the Junta de Andalucia to penalise the irregularities also included a fine for demanding new clients to pay previously paid amounts of money when they changed the water supply contract ownership. Both offences violate articles 39 and 31 of Decree 120/1991, which established rules for home drinking water supplies. The Junta has recently made a modification of the Home Water Supply Regulations, which were made to reinforce consumer rights. The modification has given users more space to make claims and service verifications and has also The traditional procession part of the celebration. suppressed bureaucratic costs for contract changes and other administrative ADRA recently celebrated Virgen del Carmen festivities, matters. The sentence also with several religious and leisure activities. The most traditional part of the celebration was the Virgen del considered water supply as Carmen procession, which began at Inmaculada a basic service requiring Concepcion Church and ended in the sea, where a wreath regularity and certain of flowers was left to honour all fishermen lost at sea. standards.

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Happy 90th birthday, Frank By Susan Leach A FORMER Birmingham mayor, who lives in Los Gallardos, is 90 today. Frank Price grew up in the city’s slums, leaving school at 14 to work as a toolmaker. Decades later, having been responsible for building one of the biggest art and cultural centres in Europe, transforming Telford, and countless further achievements, he moved to the Costa de Almeria. The real estate business he founded, along with his wife at the time, is still going strong today in Mojacar Playa. Sir Frank Price humbly told the EWN something of his life’s work and adventures. From poor Aston Club boxer and toolmaker, he worked his way up to Labour Councillor, Chairman of Public Works, Mayor and Alderman. Always speaking his mind, Price is sure that his direct, down-toearth nature gained him respect from ‘important’ people. He was determined to improve the lifestyle and opportunities of those around him, and once offered to take a fellow councillor out of a meeting for a boxing match. Last week, Price generously

RELAXED: Frank Price, laughing with the Queen Mother. (Inset): TODAY: Frank, days before his 90th birthday. opened his door to a treasure trove of letters from friends including Indira Gandhi, and photos of himself with royalty and political leaders around the globe. He admitted having to draw a diagram for Queen Elizabeth II of his home in the Great Russell

Street slums. He said it was the only way to get across to Her Majesty what ‘slums’ were, as she didn’t seem to know that they existed. The Queen Mother was much more down-to-earth, according to Price, and he enjoyed her company very much.

REBELLIOUS: Prince Philip used to say of Price: ‘Here comes trouble.’ “I wasn’t really very clever or handsome,” said Price. “I don’t know what it was all about, but people liked me because they knew I wasn’t a money-grabber.” Bit by bit, by reading and listening to people, Price said he learned a great deal. While working at Birmingham railway station, loading food from train

carriages at the crack of dawn, he caught the station manager’s attention. When called aside, he feared the worst. He was surprised to be taken into the station headquarters and hear the manager tell the other employees: “This is Frank Price. He doesn’t know anything about the job, but he’s going to work here.” He said that the man looked at him and understood what he could be. Price was open about his roots, later taking this man, who became a personal friend, to the street where he was born. “You’re standing on my university now,” he said. The Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) was his dream for giving people, who would never before have set foot in a theatre, the chance to discover music and the performing arts. It was one of the first arts centres for young people and children in the UK. The recently redeveloped MAC, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Frank Price plans to celebrate too this weekend, with friends in Mojacar. The EWN wishes him a very happy 90th birthday.


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Food bank swamped with needy families

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By Susan Leach PEOPLE waited from 10am onwards outside the front doors of the Turre Evangelical Church on Friday July 13. The Turre Food Bank which began only a few months ago at the church is attracting more and more people every week. It relies completely on people’s donations of non-perishable food like rice, pasta, canned food, milk and cereal. Any donations of food or cash are always gratefully received. Food can be brought to the church, The Fundraiser community shop in Turre and the Mana del Cielo Delicatessen near the Mojacar Commercial Centre. In order to make sure that food gets to those most in need, the food bank is now working with Turre Social Services. Organiser Margaret Freeman has a growing list of names, addresses and identity numbers of all ‘customers’. This is to avoid people taking more than their fair share. Although nobody is turned away, the charity is aimed at unemployed families. One bag of food is given out per household. Freeman said people should be aware that times are hard and the

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food bank is only for the really needy. With the food bank becoming wellknown and recognised by Turre Town Hall, Freeman hopes that it will now be easier to approach local supermarkets and businesses for sponsorship. People of different nationalities are helped by the charity. It was set up to help people in Turre, but some travel from Garrucha for food. They say

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ADMINISTERING: Margaret Freeman (sitting) at the Turre Food Bank.












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Jamelia will guest star in BBC One drama ‘Death in Paradise’ P

OP singer Jamelia has landed a guest role in the second series of BBC One drama Death in Paradise. The crime drama comedy, which stars Ben Miller, Sara Martins, Red Dwarf’s Danny John-Jules and Don Warrington, was a ratings hit for the BBC in 2011. Based on the fictional Caribbean island of Saint-Marie, the series DISHING THE DIRT centres on quintessential English detective DI Richard Poole (Miller), who Of Europa Digital utilises his ‘brilliant detective brain’ to solve crime on the island with the help of TROPICAL WHODUNIT: Ben Miller and Sara Martins in Death in Paradise. colleagues and friends Camille (Martins), Dwayne (Jules) and Fidel (Carr). cast for Death in Paradise and our list of • ITV has ordered a pilot of a new Speaking about joining the cast, guest stars are equally exciting. Jamelia series of Catchphrase fronted by Jamelia said: “I’m so excited. Not only in particular was such a surprise find; Stephen Mulhern. The classic am I in a great drama filming my first TV she is not only a talented singer but gameshow, which was most famously role but I’m doing it in the Caribbean actress too. The stories for this series presented by Roy Walker in the ‘80s and too! I’m really looking forward to are full of humour and intrigue and ‘90s, has been the subject of reboot working with such a talented cast.” hopefully the whole family will have fun rumours for some time, with the Other guest stars in the show will trying to work out ‘whodunit’ each week. broadcaster’s interest in the iconic include Dexter Fletcher, Stephanie We can’t wait to bring a bit of Caribbean format first reported in May. Beacham and Amanda Mealing. Red sunshine back to the cold and wet UK!” STV Productions is now advertising for Planet Pictures exec producer Belinda Death in Paradise will return for a audience members for a pilot recording, Campbell added: “We have a wonderful second series in early 2013. which will feature Britain’s Got More

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Talent presenter Mulhern as the host. The original format will remain, although the show will be updated with new 3D graphics and a new concluding game, reports Broadcast. Mulhern’s pilot will be filmed in London on August 27. Catchphrase originally ran for more than 300 episodes on ITV from 1986 to 2002. • Former Arsenal player Lee Dixon is to leave the BBC’s football coverage team, amid speculation that he is set to join rival broadcasters ITV or BT. The 48year-old revealed via Twitter that his eight-year association with the corporation is coming to an end. “Sad to be leaving BBC,” he tweeted. “Nothing lasts forever. New challenges ahead. Loved my time there. Wonderful people... Just time to move on.” If you would like me to answer any questions you may have on satellite TV or to expand on anything I have written about please call me on 678 332 815 or email on richard@europa-digital.com. I look forward to your comments and questions. Don’t forget to listen to my radio show every weekday from 10am on Spectrum Radio (90.8fm), or listen online at costaalmeria.spectrumfm.net.


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VARIETY: A week of song and dance performances.

The Vera Flamenco Festival beckons LOVERS of flamenco will enjoy a fabulous week of varied events starting on August 7 in the Plaza Mayor, Vera. Until September 11, in the town’s historic bullring, the festival will present a variety of song and dance performances, including one of Spain’s greatest female flamenco singers, Marina Heredia on the final night. Marina and her group will be performing a full show of flamenco and flamenco derived songs from Spain and South

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Win €100 at the Arboleas Painting

THE Museo Pedro Gilabert Group of Friends in Arboleas is organising a painting competition. The competition is open to people of all nationalities. Paintings, which must not have been previously entered into other competitions, can be on canvas, paper, wood or any other rigid medium, using any painting technique, and should reflect the theme ‘Beauty spots in Arboleas’. All entries must be submitted by August 8. Judging, prize giving and the launch of an exhibition of all entries will take place on August 10 and there will be prizes in cash for the best three, with the first prize of €100. Come along to the museum at 9pm on August 10 as this promises to be an interesting event. asociacionamigosmuseogi labert@gmail.com or ring Anne on 679 911 261.

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America. On August 9, there will be a flamenco/tango fusion show ‘Aires Porteños’ performed by 14 dancers and 10 musicians. The opening event in the Plaza Mayor will be free and start at 10pm as will the four bullring events for which tickets will be on sale from tourist information offices and many hotels from Cartagena to Carboneras. Look out for more information next week in the Euro Weekly News.


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Stat of week 40,625 Spaniards emigrated in the first six months of this year, an increase of 44 per cent, according to the National Statistics Institute.

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Chinese breakfasts anyone? Some food for thought!

GOOD MORNING: Some hotels are looking at offering Chinese breakfasts. SPAIN’S leading executives have been encouraged to take pay cuts. And the executives and board members of 17 Spanish multi-nationals the fat cats of industry and commerce - are reported as being generally positive about outline proposals by Economy Minister Luis de Guindos for them to halt personal pay rises and limit bonuses and benefits. They will be in good company, for Spain’s king and crown prince are to see their annual salaries cut by 7.1 per cent in line with a recent government decree cutting public workers’ salaries. Otrher royal family members will also face the same level of cuts. The call for Spain’s top bosses to take pay cuts came when De Guindos met representatives from Telefonica, Santander, BBVA, La Caixa, Mercadona, Zara, Mango, El Corte Ingles, Iberdrola,

Repsol, Mapfre, Barcelo, Ferrovial, Acciona, ACS, Planeta and Hava Media. The companies make up the CEC think-tank and regularly hold talks with government ministers. Under scrutiny at the latest meeting was the latest tranche of cuts with which Prime Minister Rajoy’s government hopes to save €65 billion within two-and-a-half years. Discussions centred on IVA (VAT) increases, unemployment benefit cuts and the elimination of civil servants’ traditional Christmas bonuses. It is vital that all Ibex 35 companies - the equivalent of Britain’s FTSE - join in with the efforts to make savings, De Guindos stressed. The recovery of the Spanish economy will be ‘relatively rapid’ and come about ‘far sooner’ than most people believe, predicted Cesar Alierta, CEC president and Telefonica chairman.

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Robot appeal A NEW restaurant in Hilin City, North-East China, has captured diners’ attention by employing a noodlemaking robot, which cost 20,000 Yuan (€2,560) and is twice as efficient as a human.

A hold up CHICAGO gangster Al Capone’s 1928 Cadillac V-8 Town Sedan with bulletproof glass and holes for a machine gun, is to be auctioned with a guide price of more than €416,000.

Deadly truth! The cost of dying is about to get a lot more expensive

RESTING PLACE: At a higher price in future.

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THE cost of dying is set to soar from September 1. For the rate of IVA (VAT) charged by funeral parlours will rise from 8 per cent to 21 per cent on that date. The same increase will also be faced by hairdressers, cleaning services, discos, shows and cinemas. At present all benefit from the 8 per cent reduced rate of IVA, but the Minister of Tax and Public Administrations, Cristobal Montoro, has now ruled they are to be included in the 21 per cent general rate of tax. The rises are not due to come into effect until after the summer in an attempt to affect the tourism trade as little as possible.

MANY global hotels in Europe - including some in Spain - are planning to offer Chinese TV channels, plus the option of Chinese breakfasts. This follows travel revelations that Chinese tourists in a few years will overtake Germans and Americans as the world’s greatest overseas travellers. Down Under - Page 30


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FOR six years we have had a rule banning dogs in our community. One owner has now let her property to a tenant with a small dog. We have told him dogs are banned and we have enough signs to make people aware of the rule. The tenant has ignored us, so we asked our administrator to contact the owner to have the dog removed. After three months and an annual general meeting You and the (AGM), the dog is still here. Law in Spain When I went to the administrator, I was told By David Searl that dogs can be banned, but are allowed in apartments within the community. I know of some communities where all but Guide Dogs are banned. What is the true legal position regarding this problem? Can we or can we not enforce a total ban on dogs? MP (Costa Blanca)

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The true legal position is that a community of property owners can make and enforce a ban on pets if this prohibition is expressed in the original statutes of the community or if the ban has later been voted unanimously as an amendment to the statutes, and registered as such. When any new purchaser arrives in the community, the law assumes that he/she has read the statutes and agrees to abide by them. An owner who lets a property has the responsibility to ensure that tenants abide by the statutes. Even though your statutes probably specify a prohibition against ‘keeping of dogs’, your administrator is correct to say that a pet which stays permanently inside an apartment is permissible. This would refer principally to cats. Although this appears in violation of the rule, courts have ruled in favour of allowing pets that stay indoors. Finally, the heart of the matter is enforcement. The community is in the right, but it will have to instruct a lawyer and go to court to obtain an order for the removal of the little dog. This involves time and money. David will respond to queries but reserves the right to select letters which will be of interest to the greatest number of readers. You can also consult David through lawyers Ubeda-Retana and Associates in Fuengirola. ask@lawtaxspain.com or call 952 667 090.

PLANS to transform the iconic Gherkin building in the capital into The Penguin have been commissioned by bosses at ZSL London Zoo to remind visitors not to miss their penguins.

£££ TRAFFIC to a Leicestershire dairy farmer’s website has soared 150 per cent since a QR code was put on her cow Lady Shamrock. Scanned with a mobile phone it leads to a blog of the bovine’s daily routine.

£££ HUNDREDS of dairy farmers blockaded milk processing plants to

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protest against a 2p cut in payments received for each litre produced. The new paid rate is 25p, and they say each litre costs them 29p.

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NETWORK RAIL has approved ‘one-off’ payments of £300,000 (€384,347) to each of three directors - on top of their £360,000

OUSTED chief executive of AstraZeneca David Brennan is set to get a £4.4 million (€5.5m) payout in cash and shares and a pension worth nearly £1 million (€1.25m) per year.

£££ BILLIONAIRE businessman Sir Ian Wood, age 70, is to reportedly retire from Oil and Gas company The Wood Group after 48 years. Chief executive Allister Langlands is to become the new chairman.

Why leaving euro might be best for indebted Spain SPAIN’S predicament over the euro as reported in the newspapers makes seriously dire reading. The nation’s banks, following years of doling out loans to shaky developers, many of whom have since defaulted, are in urgent need of recapitalisation. On top of that, the autonomous regions, having taken out loans they have no hope of repaying, have forced central government to come to their aid with an ‘emergency fund’ set up in part with money borrowed from the National Lottery; another loan that someday will have to be repaid. Large debts are involved, and if this was private individuals, the very idea of borrowing more money to pay off the loan-sharks to whom one was already in hock would be considered dangerous lunacy. Yet this is what the Spanish government, by going cap in hand to the IMF and the EU, is striving to do. By issuing high-interest bonds on the international markets, Spain has incurred debts which at some future date will have to be redeemed, requiring, in today’s mad world, more bond sales or a ‘Troika’ bailout, either or both of which just add up more loans to be repaid. Remedial action is needed, and quickly, before the jaws of the trap finally close. Britain was in a similar mess in 1945. Having expended vast amounts of gold and currency reserves in fighting the Second World War and in purchasing mountains of war materials from the USA, the treasury vaults were virtually empty. Many war-ravaged countries, including some ex-enemies,

WAR-TIME BRITAIN: Post-war years were a time of severe austerity.

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received financial assistance under the American Marshall Aid programme to help put their economies back on their feet. The UK unfortunately did not qualify, perhaps because the weak local Communist Party wasn’t considered a threat to Western democracy, and so Britain was left not only to claw its own way out of the ruins, but also to redeem the vast ‘Lease-Lend’ debt with huge monthly payments, until its final clearance in 1983. Those post-war years were a time of severe austerity for Britain, with the rebuilding of overseas currency reserves an absolute priority. Imports were limited to materials essential to Britain’s industry and export trade, and at one time £33 (€42) was set as the maximum individuals might take abroad to spend on holidays in any one-year period. Luxury goods were scarce, and ‘utility’ clothes of basic design, and

cut from sub-standard materials, were the order of the day. People grumbled, but they understood and accepted the drabness of everyday life. The rallying call was: Britain Can Make It; and the nation, pulling together, pulled through. There’s no reason why Spain should not follow this example upon leaving the euro. There would be hardships, but they might just be more readily accepted if the natural patriotism of the people was ‘tapped’ as part of a recovery programme. Spain has its own manufacturing industry, and with a devalued peseta as the currency, perhaps cheap Chinese imports would not appear so tempting. Why buy a German-made Volkswagen rather than a Spanishbuilt Seat? A lot of propaganda went into preparing the Spanish people for the euro. Perhaps similar tactics should be employed to explain why leaving the eurozone would be Spain’s best course of action, and why it must be done now, before further crippling debt is incurred.


26 July - 1 August 2012

FINANCE, BUSINESS & LEGAL

The battle to control the deficit When Mariano Rajoy’s government took over in December 2011, it was immediately faced with an uphill battle to control the budget deficit. The previous administration was tasked with reducing it to 6% of gross domestic product (GDP) by the end of 2011, but the final figure was 8.51%. Under EU targets, Spain was meant to reduce the deficit to 4.4% this year, but in March the EU compromised with a target of 5.3%. However, economic stagnation and recession, unemployment at almost 25% and falling tax revenue have made this target increasingly unrealistic. On 10th July EU finance ministers agreed to grant Spain some breathing

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www.euroweeklynews.com EVERYONE’S tax bill is going up in Spain this year, and now your cost of living is about to increase too. The EU may have granted Spain more time to reduce its public deficit, but this will not make life any easier for either the government or Spanish residents. It is the opposite, in fact, as the conditions mean more austerity for Spain, including another tax rise. Income and savings tax were targeted in December 2011; this time it is VAT. If you have not already done so, this is the time to look to protect your assets from tax.

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space, and the targets have been eased to 6.3% this year, 4.5% next year and 2.8% by the end of 2014. Latest tax rise and austerity measures In return Sr. Rajoy had to commit to more tax increases and austerity measures. On 11th July he unveiled details of a fresh wave of fiscal consolidation measures, totalling €65 billion over the course of the next two and a half years. The key tax measure is an increase in VAT. The standard rate will jump from 18% to 21%, while the reduced rate will increase from 8% to 10%. At the same time some services and products benefiting from the reduced rate will start being taxed at the much higher standard rate. The special reduced rate for basic necessities remains 4%.

The latest reports are that the VAT increases will come into effect on 1st September. Additionally, in 2013 the 4% VAT that applies to the purchase of residential property will increase to 10%. This was quite a U-turn for Sr. Rajoy who had pledged not to increase VAT during his electoral campaign last year: “I said I would lower taxes and I am actually raising them,” he admitted. “Circumstances change and I have to adapt to them.” Other austerity measures include: environmental tax reform; increasing tobacco tax; Christmas bonuses suspended for top public officials; unemployment benefit to be cut from sixth month; 30% cut in local councillors and 20% cut in subsidies for political parties and unions. The Prime Minister acknowledged that the measures “are not pleasant,” but Spain is “facing an extraordinarily serious situation that must be urgently corrected.” Public spending currently exceeds income by tens of billions of Euros. Tax increases already applying this year As announced at the end of 2011, income taxes have

increased across the board this year. This ranges from an additional 0.75% for income below €17,007, to an extra 7% on income over €300,000. The top rate of tax is now 52%. In Andalucia and Cataluña it is higher at 54% and 56% respectively. Tax on savings income was also hiked to 21% for income up to €6,000, then 25% on the next €18,000 and 27% on the excess over €24,000. In 2009 the tax rate for all savings income was 18%, so the tax bill for savings income over €24,000 has jumped 50% in less than three years. These higher tax rates were only meant to apply for 2012 and 2013, but this was until the deficit reached 3%. It therefore seems more than likely now that they will be extended to cover 2014 income. Wealth tax, which was also reintroduced as a temporary measure, may need to continue for another year as well. Taxpayers in Spain may be relieved that the latest measures did not include another income tax rise, but we cannot rule out the possibility down the line if Spain still struggles to reduce its deficit. A European Commission document says that even the easier deficit reduction targets

will be difficult to reach. If taxes do have to rise further, the government may well target higher earners. The VAT rise will also affect your cost of living, and inflation is a significant threat to your wealth over the longer term (10 years or more), along with tax. It is now even more important to protect your capital, income and wealth from unnecessary taxation wherever possible. Blevins Franks has substantial experience advising British expatriates in Spain on their tax planning and wealth management. Your local Partner can talk you through the opportunities available to lower your tax liabilities in Spain, as well as on investment strategies for your capital to keep pace with inflation. The tax rates, scope and reliefs may change. Any statements concerning taxation are based upon our understanding of current taxation laws and practices which are subject to change. Tax information has been summarised; an individual must take personalised advice.

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1,146.00

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204,077

Aggreko

1,904.00

0.00

0.00

170,475

AMEC

1,051.00

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318,672

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1,947.50

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523.50

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-1.65

1,235,699

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215.10

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252,127

-7.00

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241.75

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3,133,237

681.81

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218.50

-5.90

-2.63

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0.00

0.00

192,177

1,245.00

-27.00

-2.12

1,163,114

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324.30

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MMM 3M Co 88.32 AA Alcoa Inc 8.06 AXP American Express Co 54.79 T AT&T Inc 34.91 BAC Bank of America Corp 6.94 BA Boeing Co 71.94 CAT Caterpillar Inc 79.59 CVX Chevron Corp 106.41 CSCO Cisco Systems Inc 15.95 DD E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co 47.75 XOM Exxon Mobil Corp 84.65 GE General Electric Co 19.64 HPQ Hewlett-Packard Co 18.06 HD Home Depot Inc 50.53 INTC Intel Corp 24.92 IBM International Business Machines 189.75 JNJ Johnson & Johnson 67.86 JPM JPMorgan Chase and Co 33.85 KFT Kraft Foods Inc 39.27 MCD McDonald's Corp 89.25 MRK Merck & Co Inc 43.21 MSFT Microsoft Corp 29.10 PFE Pfizer Inc 23.44 PG Procter & Gamble Co 64.33 KO The Coca-Cola Co 76.46 TRV Travelers Companies Inc 61.28 UTX United Technologies Corp 72.11 VZ Verizon Communications Inc 44.00 WMT Wal-Mart Stores Inc 71.43 DIS Walt Disney Co 47.62

Compass Group

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0.00

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0.00

0.00

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-2.31

310,520

148.97

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-4.25

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778.75

Imperial Tobacco Group 2,456.00

Intertek Group ITV Johnson Matthey

2,095.50

0.00

0.00

184,312

Kazakhmys

671.00

-32.50

-4.62

1,083,712

Kingfisher

256.50

-7.80

-2.95

4,210,350

Land Securities Group

761.25

0.00

0.00

1,235,478

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124.20

-4.50

-3.50

9,068,151

Lloyds Banking Group

29.10

-0.84

-2.81

94,279,897 2,497,838

Marks & Spencer

320.60

-4.50

-1.38

Meggitt

385.30

-15.20

-3.80

495,960

Morrison (Wm)

273.60

-1.10

-0.40

3,266,429 5,739,740

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Pearson Pennon Group Petrofac

643.75

0.00

0.00

3,184.50

0.00

0.00

164,952

153.19

-6.61

-4.14

3,912,244

1,269.00

-13.00

-1.01

746,777

776.00

-14.50

-1.83

325,645

1,401.00

-73.00

-4.95

502,889

Polymetal International

796.25

0.00

0.00

289,741

Prudential

734.00

-26.00

-3.42

2,568,628 168,001

Randgold Resources

5,405.00

0.00

0.00

Reckitt Benckiser Group 3,510.70

-46.30

-1.30

669,067

Reed Elsevier

-15.00

-2.86

1,425,556

509.50

Resolution

208.80

0.00

0.00

2,293,677

REXAM

434.20

0.00

0.00

1,089,218

2,797.50

-94.00

-3.25

3,433,667

Rolls-Royce Holdings

834.50

-24.50

-2.85

2,403,587

Royal Bank of Scotland

195.70

-9.00

-4.40

7,628,340

2,256.66

-42.84

-1.86

1,692,526

107.90

-2.70

-2.44

3,409,520

2,678.00

-22.00

-0.81

1,280,047

280.40

-4.60

-1.61

1,534,759 1,435,167

Rio Tinto

Royal Dutch Shell RSA Insurance Group SABMiller Sage Group Sainsbury (J)

313.20

-3.60

-1.14

1,280.00

-59.00

-4.41

183,165

562.50

-3.00

-0.53

733,676

Severn Trent

1,710.00

-17.00

-0.98

227,396

Shire

1,865.50

0.00

0.00

631,222 1,255,115

Schroders Serco Group

Smith & Nephew

652.00

-8.50

-1.29

Smiths Group

1,061.50

0.00

0.00

214,023

SSE

1,375.00

-18.00

-1.29

1,283,467

Standard Chartered

1,446.50

-46.00

-3.08

1,535,582

Standard Life

228.30

-9.70

-4.08

1,491,635

Tate & Lyle

652.50

-11.50

-1.73

570,295

Tesco

319.15

-5.85

-1.80

9,158,238

Tullow Oil

1,370.50

0.00

0.00

1,411,156

Unilever

2,149.50

0.00

0.00

1,125,253

United Utilities Group

689.75

0.00

0.00

1,146,378

Vedanta Resources

828.50

0.00

0.00

807,821

Vodafone Group

178.80

-1.20

-0.67

30,434,185 622,007

Weir Group

1,525.00

-6.00

-0.39

Whitbread

2,023.00

-88.00

-4.17

245,460

Wolseley

2,225.00

0.00

0.00

324,290

WPP

792.00

-28.50

-3.47

1,619,834

Xstrata

812.60

-28.10

-3.34

5,644,070


FINANCE, BUSINESS & LEGAL

26 July - 1 August 2012

FOUR banks benefiting from an up to €100 billion European bailout could face being closed. If they are too weak to survive, they should be shut, the Spanish Central Bank’s new governor Luis Maria Linde commented after breaking from the official line that all banks in Spain will be propped up and supported. The four in question are Bankia, CatalunyaCaixa, NovaGalicia and Banco de Valencia, and others could soon follow. Brought in to oversee the restructuring of Spain’s banking sector, Linde commented: “If an entity is not strong enough to ensure its future, it will have to face an orderly process of resolution or liquidation.”

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Take a tip about tipping and ask: Is my wage subsidised? EUROPE is only very slowly catching up on the whole idea of tipping compared to the USA. From restaurants to taxis it’s not unusual these days to give a tip - or be expected to leave one for a service - but because A look something is at finance becoming more for females the norm does not mean that we necessarily Jane Plunkett like it. jane.plunkett@euroweeklynews. com In fact, according to a new UK survey, most Britons resent paying tips regardless of the quality of service they receive. The poll found that 62 per cent of consumers were hesitant to pay a service

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Eyes still on ‘a budget’ Madrid 2020 DESPITE huge cuts in the Spanish budget, the nation still wants to use public funds to host the 2020 Olympics in Madrid. “Our youngsters need to be involved in a big project like the games,” said Víctor Sánchez, managing director of Madrid 2020, which is proposing a budget Olympics and hopes to beat Istanbul and Tokyo in its quest to host the event.

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QUITE A LAUGH: Even Manuel in British TV comedy Fawlty Towers hoped for tips. charge, with greater pressures on disposable income believed to be the main reason. More than half those polled were unsure what the correct amount to tip was, while 62 per cent said they felt annoyed when a service charge was added to bills. Women, interestingly, were found to be more generous than men when offering a tip. In the US, the tipping culture originally at least stemmed from the fact that they supplemented the low wages of service

industry workers. But nowadays in the UK, Spain and other European countries, given the level of the minimum wage applied, does any service actually deserve an extra reward? From my experience Andalucians frequently do not tip. The idea of a ‘propina’ is not common practice and if anything a few loose coins are left in the tray. I believe the problem with many Northern Europeans is that we feel guilty about not tipping. Spanish people don’t - but for some reason the American culture of tipping has infiltrated the Northern European mindsets and despite minimum wage and supposed resentment about tipping, many still somehow feel the urge to bump up the salaries of waiters and taxi drivers. Considering the full swing of the present economic crisis, with a hefty section of the Spanish population standing in welfare queues and the recent tax rises meaning it will cost a fortune just to get our hair done, we should clearly think hard about how we spend money. If a service is fantastic, there’s no harm in tipping if you can afford it. But if not, don’t feel guilty. Remember the waiter is probably going home with the same minimum wage pack as you, and is anyone supplementing your salary?

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Take it away! Middle-classes lead a Chinese buying boom BUSINESS may not be booming for many in Spain, but a new middle-class buying sector is emerging in China. Following the boom in Chinese manufacturing and exports - creating more opportunities for companies and brands prepared to tap into the changing tastes and preferences of the ever-betteroff local workforce - the latest European research reveals booming interest in technology is set to create an online retail boom in the land of Eastern promise. With 97 per cent of Chinese middle-class consumers owning a smartphone, 96 per cent a computer, more than 50 per cent having more than one credit card - and just 5 per cent of the group not intending to purchase any luxury goods in the coming year - the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;perfect stormâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for manufacturers is brewing. Chinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s emergent middle-class is gadget and technology crazy and can afford to be. Paul French, Chief China Market Strategist at Mintel, a leading global supplier of consumer, product and media intelligence with offices worldwide, including in London, said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The boom in technology is revolutionising the retail market. "The sudden growth in e-commerce is powered largely by middle-class urban

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Businessman with eye for bikinis US businessman Doug Guller has bought BankerSmith, a ghost town in Texas, and renamed it Bikinis after his Bikinis Sports Bar and Grill franchise.

Splashing out MOLECULE, a cafĂŠ that charges $2.50 (â&#x201A;Ź2.06) per a glass of New York City tap water treated with its own purifier, has been criticised for its â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;overpricedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; artisanal H2O.

SHOPPING SPREE: Online buying is increasingly popular with Chinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new middleclasses. spending as they are people with the But while the Chinese middle-class is access, the smartphones and devices, the spending - on property, cars, consumer credit cards to facilitate payments and the items and holidays - it is also still saving. disposable income. Indeed, research reveals that 77 per cent â&#x20AC;&#x153;Today, the opportunities lie not only in of those defined as middle-class have physical retail outlets across China, but also added to their savings over the past three in that Chinese consumers have the power months, and 50 per cent plan to do so in to access them on the go via e-commerce,â&#x20AC;? the next three months, with just 7 per cent French said. claiming to do neither. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the past the e-commerce sector was faced with two major hurdles, trust that the goods were not fakes and low credit card ownership,â&#x20AC;? French added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Today, the middle-classes have 1SPQFSUZJO4QBJO credit cards and more confidence that the $POGVTFECZ4QBOJTI-BXTBOE5BYFT goods are not fake. In the early days of this sector, the selling of fakes and pirated )PXNVDI*)5XJMM:06QBZ  luxury branded goods online was a major 1SPQFSUZJOBOPĂľTIPSFPS4-$PNQBOZ scandal that restricted e-commerce and deterred potential customers. Major online 8BOUUPQSPUFDUZPVSGBNJMZGSPNUIFUISFBUPGVQ e-tailers have begun working with brands UP4QBOJTI*OIFSJUBODF5BY to eradicate fakes from their platforms.â&#x20AC;? The research also reveals that 95 per cent of the Chinese middle-class are intending to buy a luxury item in the next year, with 67 per cent intending to buy luxury clothes, 60 per cent spending on clothes and footwear, 58 per cent on jewellery and watches, and 45 per cent on electronics. A further 28 per cent intend to purchase luxury furniture and home t4QBOJTI appliances, a fifth cars and motorcycles *OIFSJUBODF and 14 per cent luxury pens.

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Down Under is top favourite AUSTRALASIA has the most appeal for Chinese middle-class tourists, with 40 per cent of consumers having taken a holiday in the region last year. Europe follows, with 37 per cent holidaying here last year. France tops the list, while the UK is a close second.

Heineken cheer DUTCH brewing company Heineken has offered 5.1 billion Singapore dollars (â&#x201A;Ź3.31bn) for a majority stake in Tiger beer with further plans to spend S$2.4 billion (â&#x201A;Ź1.56bn) to buy out minority shareholders APB.

Cartoon rescue SILVER coins of cartoon character Sponge Bob were among assets seized by the FBI from Chicagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Peregrine Financial Group after its chief admitted doctoring bank statements.

Quite a step THREE employees of a Burger King in Ohio (US) were fired after a photo posted online showed one stepping on lettuce in bins, breaking foodhandling procedures.

Turtle trot A SEARCH is continuing to trace 2,200 turtles that escaped from a US farm in Northwest Georgia after vandals tore down fences allowing them to escape, rather than being sold to China!

A new Titanic PRELIMINARY designs for Titanic II have been released by Australian mining magnate Clive Palmer.

Catchy condoms CONDOM wrappers in Los Angeles are to be emblazoned with the catchphrase â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;suit up,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; from the popular TV comedy show How I Met Your Mother.


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Ex-club owner looks back on royalty...and criminals From entertaining celebrities in Sweden and the Caribbean to brushes with London’s underworld, Noel Charles now lives in Spain with his wife Cynthia, who was once married to Beatles’ legend, John Lennon. Nicole Hallett reports. How did you get involved in nightclubs? When visiting an empty club in London, I was overheard commenting the owner must be an idiot. I was consequently hired to run it, and within three months of handing out VIP membership cards to welldressed people and good dancers I met at other clubs, there were queues outside. You once crossed the Kray twins of the London underworld? They thought I owned the club and got nasty when the owners refused to pay protection money. They sent six people down, but the club owner got his wrestling friends in and there was a fight.

What famous people have you met? The Swedish Royal Family through my Alexandra club in Stockholm, the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Elton John, George Harrison, David Bailey, Sidney Poitier, Jack Nicholson and Richard Pryor. Favourite celebrity you know? Sidney Poitier, a gentleman’s gentleman. Most like to meet? Nelson Mandela. Biggest achievement? In the early years, owning clubs. These days, contentment. What prompted you to write an autobiography? Wanting to tell my story, my way. ‘In My House A Memoir by Noel Charles’ – book review page 54. www.noelcharles.info

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Vital Statistics • Age: 72 • Lives: Portals Nous, Mallorca • In Spain: 10 years • Status: Married • Love (in a word): My wife • Dislike (in a word): Bulls**t • Best thing about Spain: Climate • Hobbies: Horse racing, Poker • Always in fridge: Champagne • Currently reading: Sports newspaper Racing Post

EWN COMMENT A woman’s work... THERE has been rumbling from the medical profession that too many resident doctors in Spanish hospitals are women. Frequent absences owing to pregnancy and childcare affect services, males complain, although records reveal no more absenteeism amongst

women than men. More importantly, women outstrip men in the exams for intern positions. The health service and patients deserve the best for the job. End of sob story.

A working query MP Andrea Fabra’s ¡Que se jodan! – exclaimed as Rajoy announced unemployment pay cuts last week – was directed at Socialist MPs not the unemployed, she later insisted. But while Fabra attracted all the attention there was less criticism for Rajoy’s belief that reducing benefits will encourage the unemployed to seek work. With more than 24 per cent unemployed what work does he think they can find? And where?


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IN reference to the lead letter (Issue 1410) about the town hall helping themselves to money they claimed N Pettipher owed them; France is worse. The health service there is URSSAF and they are deemed to be infallible. The local health department had me joining it 10 months earlier than I did and I refused to pay the extra charges, sending out many letters of explanation. In the end, they just had the local bailiffs take more than €400 from my bank account. The original sum was €110 and the rest was a fine. I spent the next year writing letters and proving them wrong. Typical of French businesses in the wrong, they did not reply. I visited their offices a number of times and in the end they accepted they were wrong. But I never got a single euro back from the money they had legally stolen from my bank account. Michael Hill, Nerja (Malaga)

Transport need WE live in a beautiful country with lovely people. However, I do not understand why, when nothing happens until after 9pm, public transport finishes so early. Buses in Fuengirola are all tucked up in bed by 11pm. The last train leaving Malaga is at 10.30pm, but the shows at the Cervantes Theatre do not start until 9.30pm. There are so many things I would love to go to, but without transport it is not possible. Andrew Coates, Torreblanca (Malaga)

Health worry THERE have been mutterings in the UK government recently about Britain leaving the EU with a possible referendum on the subject. I am concerned about the prospect of an exit, as this would have a direct consequence on the numerous pensioners living here in Spain. We may lose the right to free healthcare under current EU rules as Britain will no longer be obliged to make a contribution for each UK pensioner to the Spanish healthcare system. Gerry N Hill, by email

Changing law BRAVO! While it is important to hold on to the Catalan language, I think it is fantastic that the Balearic

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AFTER AND BEFORE: Javea Paseo this July. Inset: In May 2011. THE bars and restaurants along Javea Paseo used to be packed with tables and chairs for customers adjacent to the sea wall. But in May last year Javea Town Hall banned the facility and since then business has steadily declined, with the Port Paseo now a sad reflection on previous years. Javea Council has made many improvements in the locality since taking office and it is now time the mayor and his team negotiated on behalf of residents, tourists, and local restaurants for the return of tables and chairs. The ability to enjoy alfresco catering will be a big step in attracting the return of lost customers. WHEN YOU WRIT

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government has adjusted the law so that it is no longer required for government employees to speak Catalan (Mallorca, Issue 1411). Spanish, or Castellano, is spoken throughout Spain and other countries, but Catalan is only spoken in some Spanish Regions. This move facilitates communication and allows talented people who do not speak Catalan to become civil servants. After all, surely qualifications mean more than speaking Catalan? JC Jones, Mallorca

Gibberish Llanito TUCKED away in your ‘Gibraltar Special’ pages (Issue 1410) is a note headed ‘Gibberish’, which was the name given by outsiders in the 18th century to those who could not make sense of the Gibraltarians switching between English and Spanish. These days it is

called Yanito or Llanito. I am sure many who visit The Rock are bewildered when they hear a British Bobby chattering away on his cell phone in Llanito. Llanito is a philological freak, a most ill-assorted marriage between two contrasting languages. But it is a strong ingredient which holds the heterogeneous community of Gibraltar together, a unique identity in the face of Spain’s eternal contention that they are a prefabricated society. It is a ‘secret code’ as unique as Gibraltarian identity, tricky to master if you aren’t 100 per cent Gibraltarian born and bred; instead of being a mother tongue it’s a state of mind incomprehensible to Castilian, Andaluz or English speakers. Mike Hamence, Sabinillas (Malaga)

More trains plea IT is good to know that it is now possible for high speed trains to operate between Valencia and Málaga. Unfortunately the timetable being offered by Renfe is not good enough. There is just one train from Valencia at 8.15am and one train from Málaga at 5pm and they both require a change of trains. Just two trains per day using the expensive new

26 July - 1 August 2012 Costa de Almería infrastructure. If passengers are to be attracted to use the service Renfe will have to do better than this, especially as low air fares are available. PJ Owen, Fuengirola (Malaga)

Robbed again LAST month I was robbed while shopping in Iceland. This month it happened again and by the same couple, a young man and woman in their 20s. I had only just started my shopping when this person passed close to me, which prompted me to check my pocket for my wallet, which was missing. As I was explaining to an employee what had happened a lady came and gave me €20. Thanks to viewing the video surveillance footage I was able to identify the couple. I would like to thank the lady who gave me the money and all the Iceland staff, who were so lovely. I hope after reading this, people will be more aware of who is around them. Hal Rockliffe, Torreblanca

Buses concern WHILE travelling on the number 10 bus from Benidorm to Altea, my partner pressed the button in good time to get off in Albir, but the driver carried on and stopped in Altea. On another occasion while at the bus stop she put her arm out for the bus but the driver just looked and carried on with a half empty bus. Has anyone else had problems? John, Albir (Alicante)

Mystery thief HAVING enjoyed a late night swim at my private pool, I left my well worn towel and sandals outside. The next morning they had vanished. I sincerely hope that the needs of the person who stole them were greater than my own. This is not the first time I have found little things missing. Last June it was an extension cable and this March the pistol grip from my hosepipe and a torch. Nothing was broken, but all the same a bit scary. Peter Purvey, Calpe (Alicante)

Poaching fear MIKE WALSH'S suggestion in Images of Spain (Issue 1409), that banks should be nationalised and their running be left to politicians sounds rather like appointing the local poacher to be gamekeeper, especially in Spain. Allen Everington, Torrevieja (Alicante)

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Don’t be ashamed of being patriotic, Britons!

LEAPY LEE SAYS IT OTHERS THINK IT FLYING The only way a strike should be called is if the majority of members vote for it. If the law stays the way it is the British people will be constantly at the mercy of the minority. Most of which would strike just to get a few days off work. Many of them don’t originate from the country and certainly hold no

THE FLAG: There is no shame in being a patriot. patriotism for it. Which brings me neatly to my second gripe of the week. The reason patriotism is all but dead in the UK is that Britons have been brainwashed into thinking it is not politically correct to talk about it. To be patriotic is to stand up and say your country is the best in the

world. To be patriotic is to inform foreigners that your laws and customs may just be better than theirs. Oops, careful, that’s where it all gets a bit sticky; you could be entering into the realms of offending someone. Well, I’m utterly sick of being told I’m offending

someone. I’ll tell you what ‘offends’ me. I get offended when someone flies a plane into building killing thousands of innocent people. I get offended when someone takes the lives of hundreds by blowing up a bus or a train. I get offended when people take over whole areas of other countries and create societies which follow their own laws including the right to kill their own daughters because they don’t approve of their boyfriends. I get offended when people get off scot-free after publicly declaring our brave troops are murderers and that all us ‘infidels’ should be beheaded! Better be off now, before I offend someone. Keep the faith, Love Leapy leapylee2002@gmail.com

WHEN in England during the 1966 match with Germany you spoke about (Issue 1409) I was told by an elderly man who used to be friendly with me and talk to me, that I cheered at the ‘wrong time’. After I told him I was German so of course hoped our team would win, he would not speak another word to me. Jutta Wildey, by email

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NE in 10. That’s the number of union members, who, at the time of writing, voted for the strikes now threatening to sabotage the British Olympics. Ten per cent of this socalled democratic body of workers is all it took to bring the fat-cat union leaders scurrying out of their luxury boltholes, once more to preach their barely disguised hate messages to the long-suffering British public. These hypocrites, who don’t have a patriotic bone in their bodies, wouldn’t know democracy if it came up and smashed them in the mouth. Since this latest debacle, what more convincing does the government need that the law must be changed?

Getting the brush-off

AFTER reading your column saying that Germans like to think they could win the ‘Third World War’ on the economic battlefield (Issue 1409), I just want to say; the Second World War was 67 years ago. ‘The German’ does not exist. I have English friends; thank God they are not full of prejudices like you. Ulrike Mille, by email


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5:05am Pages from Ceefax 7:00am The Pingu Show 7:10am Zigby 7:25am Timmy Time 7:35am Dirtgirlworld 7:50am Rastamouse 8:00am Deadly Top 10 8:30am Splatalot 8:55am The League of Super Evil 9:05am Frankenstein's Cat 9:15am Pet Squad 9:30am Nina and the Neurons Go Inventing 9:45am Big and Small 10:00am Tinga Tinga Tales 10:10am Little Charley Bear 10:20am Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 10:30am Bob the Builder: Project Build It 10:45am The Koala Brothers 10:55am Lunar Jim 11:05am Kerwhizz 11:30am Louie 11:40am Driver Dan's Story Train 11:50am Waybuloo 12:10pm In the Night Garden 12:40pm Animal Park 1:25pm The Saint's Double Trouble 2:30pm To Buy or Not to Buy 3:15pm The Weakest Link

5:35am The Jeremy Kyle Show 6:30am ITV Morning News The latest national and international news. 7:00am Daybreak 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30am This Morning Presented by Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford. 12:25pm ITV News The latest headlines from around the world. Followed by a local weather forecast. 12:30pm This Morning Presented by Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford. 1:30pm Let's Do Lunch... With Gino and Mel 2:30pm ITV News and Weather The latest headlines from around the world. 3:00pm Murder, She Wrote Murder mystery series about a sleuthing writer.

5:20am Deal or No Deal 6:15am Countdown 7:00am Sainsbury's London 2012 7:05am The Treacle People 7:15am The Hoobs 7:40am The Hoobs 8:05am Freshly Squeezed 8:35am According to Jim 9:00am Will and Grace 9:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:55am Frasier 10:30am Come Dine with Me 11:00am Come Dine with Me 11:30am Come Dine with Me 12:00pm Come Dine with Me 12:30pm Come Dine with Me 1:00pm Channel 4 News 1:05pm Sainsbury's London 2012 1:10pm A Place in the Sun 2:10pm Quick Bakes with Eric Lanlard 2:20pm Cat Ballou

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4:00pm Show Me the Monet 4:45pm The Hairy Bikers' Food Tour of Britain 5:30pm Flog It! 6:15pm Antiques Road Trip 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Great British Railway Journeys 8:00pm Coast 8:30pm The Great British Story: A People's History 9:30pm Gardeners' World 10:00pm Snowdonia: A Year in the Wild 11:00pm BBC News at Ten 11:30pm Newsnight

4:00pm Secret Dealers 5:00pm Midsomer Murders 6:00pm Tipping Point 7:00pm London Tonight 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:30pm Vera 11:30pm ITV News at Ten and Weather

4:10pm Countdown 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Four in a Bed 6:30pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News 8:55pm 4thought.tv 9:00pm Phil Spencer: Secret Agent 10:00pm The Million Pound Drop 11:35pm The Angelos Epithemiou Show

4:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories from the BBC News team, followed by weather. 4:05pm Horrible Histories 4:35pm 12 Again 5:00pm My Life 5:30pm CBBC's Olympic Games Challenge 6:00pm London 2012 Sophie Raworth presents live coverage from East London ahead of the Olympic opening ceremony. 7:00pm BBC News at Six The latest national and international news stories from the BBC News team, followed by weather. 7:30pm BBC London News The latest news, sport and weather from London. 8:00pm Olympics 2012 10:00pm Olympics 2012

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Channel 5 5:45am Michaela's Wild Challenge 6:10am House Doctor 7:00am Thomas and Friends 7:10am The Wotwots! 7:20am City of Friends 7:35am Jelly Jamm 7:45am Peppa Pig 7:50am Castle Farm 8:00am Little Princess 8:10am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 8:20am The Mr Men Show 8:35am Thomas and Friends 8:45am Make Way for Noddy 9:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 9:15am Peppa Pig 9:30am Roary the Racing Car 9:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00am Igam Ogam 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm Ultimate Police Interceptors 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Big Brother 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm The Mentalist

4:15pm The Wild Girl 6:00pm 5 News at 5 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away Alf encourages Romeo to talk to Ruby. 7:30pm 5 News 8:00pm Cowboy Builders 9:00pm Ice Road Truckers: Deadliest Roads Documentary series. 10:00pm Big Brother 11:00pm The Bachelor

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Kevin Spacey & Julianne Moore 1:30am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 1:35am BBC News

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12:00am The National Lottery 12:10am The Shipping News Moving drama. 1:55am Orchestra Seats 3:35am Pages from Ceefax News and information from the BBC's Teletext service.

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7:45am The Magic Roundabout 9:00am Doctor Who 10:00am The Real Hustle 11:00am Great Movie Mistakes 12:00pm First Daughter 1:40pm Doctor Who 2:40pm Snog, Marry, Avoid? 3:10pm Don't Tell the Bride 4:10pm Revenge of the Bridesmaids 5:30pm The Real Hustle 6:30pm Snog, Marry, Avoid? 7:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 8:00pm Top Gear USA 9:30pm Beverly Hills Chihuahua 11:00pm Russell Howard's Good News 12:00am Family Guy 1:10am Family Guy

8:00pm BBC World News London Live 8:30pm BBC Proms 10:15pm Legends 11:15pm Forever Young: How Rock 12:15am Storyville 1:35am Krautrock: The Rebirth of Germany 2:35am Legends 3:35am Forever Young: How Rock 'N' Roll Grew Up

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12:05am The Big Sports Quiz: Boys v Girls 1:05am Grimefighters Series following the work of Britain's clean-up teams. 1:35am The Store 3:35am American Graffiti 5:30am ITV Nightscreen Text-based information service.

12:10am Friday Night Dinner 12:40am New Girl 1:10am Random Acts Channel 4's nightly short-form arts strand presents LuckyMe. 1:15am Margot at the Wedding 2:55am My Name is Earl 3:15am Crash Bang Wallow 3:20am The Million Pound Drop 4:40am St. Elsewhere 5:25am Deal or No Deal

12:00am The Interview 12:30am Big Brother's Bit on the Side 1:15am Super Casino 4:55am Motorsport Mundial 5:20am Michaela's Wild Challenge 5:45am Michaela's Wild Challenge

Satellite channels SKY1 5:35am Airline 6:05am Sell Me the Answer 7:00am Don't Forget the Lyrics 8:00am Brainiac: Science Abuse 9:00am The Glee Project 10:00am Got to Dance 11:00am Chris and Wes: Let's Do This 12:00pm Glee 1:00pm Ashley Banjo's Secret Street Crew 2:00pm Got to Dance 3:00pm Ashley Banjo's Secret Street Crew 4:00pm Modern Family 4:30pm The Middle 5:00pm Modern Family 5:30pm The Middle 6:00pm Futurama 7:00pm Glee 8:00pm The Simpsons 8:30pm Raising Hope 9:00pm The Simpsons 9:30pm Parents 10:00pm Stella 11:00pm An Idiot Abroad 12:00am A League of Their Own Unseen 1:00am UK Border Force 2:55am Road Wars 3:25am Raising Hope 3:55am The Chicago Code 4:45am The Good Guys 5:35am Airline

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11:00pm Your Highness

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12:50am Blackball 2:30am Get Him to the Greek 4:25am Family Jewels

12:55am Captain Corelli's Mandolin 3:10am The Company Men 5:00am Captain America 35mm Special 5:25am Listen to Your Heart

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 5:20am The Lost Valentine 7:00am Legendary 8:50am Solitary Man 10:25am Cocktail 12:10pm Scents and Sensibility 1:45pm Water for Elephants 3:50pm No Strings Attached 5:40pm Serious Moonlight 7:10pm Going the Distance 9:00pm Water for Elephants

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TCM 6:00am Rio Bravo 8:25am Gunsmoke 9:25am The High Chaparral 10:25am The Hallelujah Trail 1:45pm Gunsmoke 2:50pm The High Chaparral

4:20am Foul Play 6:20am Evolution 8:10am House Arrest 10:10am Ramona and Beezus 12:00pm Blackball 1:45pm Arthur 3:40pm Your Highness

4:00pm Fort Massacre 5:35pm The Hill 7:55pm Dial M for Murder 10:00pm The Silence of the Lambs

5:25pm Ramona and Beezus 7:10pm Get Him to the Greek 9:00pm Arthur

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BBC3 4:30am Olympics’ Most Amazing Moments 6:30am Olympics 2012 7:00am Olympics: Opening Ceremony 9:30am Olympics 2012 3:00pm Olympics 2012 8:00pm Olympics 2012 12:00am Russell Howard’s Good News 12:30am Live at the Electric 1:00am Family Guy 1:45am American Dad! 2:30am Adventureland 4:10am Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents 5:05am Russell Howard’s Good News 5:35am Live at the Electric

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3:35am Pages from Ceefax News and information from the BBC's Teletext service. 7:00am Postman Pat Fun for the young with the postie and pals. 7:15am Timmy Time 7:25am The Adventures of Abney and Teal 7:35am Octonauts 7:45am Rastamouse 8:00am Roar 8:30am Project Parent 9:00am The Scooby-Doo Show 9:20am Dennis and Gnasher 9:30am The Slammer 10:05am Who Let the Dogs Out? 10:30am Incredible Edibles 11:00am My Genius Idea 11:30am Splatalot 11:45am Deadly 60 Bites 12:00pm Copycats 12:30pm Ooglies 12:45pm Diddy Movies 1:00pm Run of the Arrow 2:20pm El Cid

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5:15pm Escape to the Country Series which helps prospective buyers find their dream home in the country. 6:15pm F1 the Hungarian Grand Prix Qualifying Highlights 7:30pm Flog It! Antiques show which helps amateur auctioneers, collectors and bargain-hunters make a saving. 8:30pm Dad’s Army 9:00pm Proms 2012 : Beethoven's Choral Symphony 10:20pm Nine Symphonies That Changed the World 11:50pm TOTP2

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12:50am Jersey Girl 2:30am Golden Door 4:20am Pages from Ceefax News and information from the BBC's Teletext service.

BBC4 8:00pm The Blue Planet 9:00pm Ten Things You Didn't Know About Earthquakes 10:00pm Wallander 11:25pm The Iceberg That Sank the Titanic 12:15am Arena 1:15am Top of the Pops: 1977 1:45am The Joy of Motoring 2:45am Ten Things You Didn't Know About Earthquakes 3:45am The Blue Planet

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5:25am Deal or No Deal 6:20am Countdown 7:05am Sainsbury's London 2012 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am British Formula Ford 8:00am Mobil 1 The Grid 8:30am The Paralympic Show 8:55am The Morning Line Turf tips and news from the Channel 4 Racing team. 9:55am Ibiza Rocks 10:10am Shooting Calvin Harris and Example 10:45am New Girl 11:15am Revenge 12:15pm Suburgatory 12:45pm Summer Daze with Blackberry This week, follow the cast of Summer Daze to the Mediterranean for Ibiza Rocks. 1:20pm The Big Bang Theory As Christmas approaches, Leonard's handsome colleague starts dating Penny. 1:50pm The Big Bang Theory 2:20pm The Simpsons 2:55pm Channel 4 Racing

7:15am Fifi and the Flowertots 7:25am City of Friends 7:40am Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs 7:50am Castle Farm 7:55am Abby's Flying Fairy School 8:05am Roobarb and Custard Too 8:10am Bananas in Pyjamas 8:25am Family! 8:35am Noddy in Toyland 8:50am Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures 9:00am Little Princess 9:20am The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 9:30am Angelina Ballerina 9:45am Rupert Bear 10:00am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 10:15am The Mr Men Show 10:30am Roary the Racing Car 10:45am Jelly Jamm 11:00am Meerkat Manor 11:30am Monkey Life 12:00pm Big Brother 1:00pm The Hotel Inspector 2:00pm Murder 101 3:45pm Live Football

4:10pm Bond: 007 at 50 6:30pm Regional News and Weather 6:45pm ITV News and Weather 7:00pm Agatha Christie's Marple 9:00pm Midsomer Murders 11:00pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 11:15pm Mad Mad World 11:55pm Alexander

5:15pm Sainsbury's London 2012 5:20pm Come Dine with Me 7:50pm Channel 4 News 8:20pm 4thought.tv 8:25pm The Million Pound Drop 10:00pm The Women

6:15pm Jesse Stone: Night Passage 8:00pm 5 News The latest news coverage. 8:05pm NCIS 8:55pm NCIS 9:55pm 5 News The latest news coverage. 10:00pm Big Brother Catch up on the latest events inside the Big Brother house. 11:00pm CSI: Miami US drama series focusing on the work of the Miami forensics department.

The Women 10:00pm Meg Ryan, Eva Mendes and Annette Bening head an all-female cast in this comedy drama, a remake of George Cukor's 1939 satire, from writerdirector Diane English.

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2:50am The Store 3:55am In Plain Sight Mary and Marshall try to help FBI Agent Mike Faber convince his informant to enter WITSEC. 4:40am ITV Nightscreen

12:10am Red Cliff 2:50am The Million Pound Drop 4:05am Southland 4:50am St. Elsewhere 5:35am Deal or No Deal

12:00am CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Drama series about a team of forensic investigators in Las Vegas. 1:00am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel.

Satellite channels SKY1 5:35am Airline 6:05am Sell Me the Answer 7:00am Guinness World Records Smashed! 8:00am Chris and Wes: Let's Do This 9:00am The Glee Project 10:00am World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars 11:00am Oops TV 12:00pm Best of Oops TV 1:00pm Got to Dance 2:00pm Chris and Wes: Let's Do This 4:00pm Modern Family 4:30pm The Middle 5:00pm Modern Family 5:30pm The Middle 6:00pm Futurama 7:00pm The Angel 8:00pm Terra Nova 9:00pm Road Wars 10:00pm Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 11:00pm Rapid Fire 12:50am Stella 1:50am Ross Kemp on Gangs 2:40am Road Wars 3:10am Night Cops

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 4:25am Family Jewels 6:10am House Arrest 8:05am High Anxiety 9:45am Just Wright 11:30am Analyze That 1:15pm The Dilemma 3:15pm Calendar Girls

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 5:25am Listen to Your Heart 7:10am Secretariat 9:15am The Romantics 11:00am Captain America 35mm Special 11:15am Stay Cool 12:55pm How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days 2:55pm Love and Other Impossible Pursuits 4:45pm You Again 6:35pm Eat Pray Love 9:00pm Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason 11:00pm How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

10:00pm X-Men: First Class 12:15am The Eagle 2:15am Skyline 3:55am Death Wish 4: The Crackdown 5:40am Thunderbirds

TCM 6:00am Fort Massacre 7:20am Gunsmoke 8:20am The High Chaparral 9:20am Dial M for Murder 11:15am The Hill 1:35pm Anna and the King of Siam 4:00pm Murder Most Foul 5:45pm The Ghost and Mrs Muir

1:00am 8 Mile 2:55am Hereafter 5:15am The Lost Valentine

SKY MOVIES ACTION 5:45am The Mighty Ducks 7:35am Transformers: Dark of the Moon Special 8:05am Jaws 2 10:05am The Eagle 12:05pm Thunderbirds 1:45pm X-Men: First Class 4:00pm Superman 6:25pm Skyline 8:00pm Jaws 2

5:10pm The Lorax 5:30pm Bad Teacher 7:15pm Analyze That 9:00pm The Dilemma 11:00pm Bad Teacher 12:45am Soul Men 2:30am Women in Trouble

7:45pm ¡Viva Zapata! 10:00pm Ghost Ship 11:40pm Police Academy

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Pill poses future risk for teen girls By Temba Mahari

RISK: Taking contraceptive Pill could cause high blood pressure in later life.

TEENAGE girls who use the contraceptive Pill are at risk of having high blood pressure in later life. This is the case for those who have been taking the contraceptive for a few months. Scientists found their readings were significantly higher than those of other girls. While the Pill has been known to cause high blood pressure for a long time, this is one of the first studies to show its effect on young girls within such a short space of time. They are concerned it may rise further when they get older, putting them at risk of heart attacks and strokes. Researchers from the University of Western Australia asked a range of 17-year-old girls questions on their weight, diet, alcohol intake and smoking habits. The girls were also asked if they were taking the Pill. Those who were on the Pill had blood pressure readings 3mm Hg higher than others. “Teenage girls taking oral contraceptives should be advised about regular bloodpressure monitoring,” said Dr Chi Le-Ha, whose study is published in the European Journal of Preventative Cardiology.

Weighty effect of quitting smoking FORMER smokers can gain up to five kilos in weight after they kick the habit. British and French researchers found that those who quit smoking gained an average of five kilos in the 12 months after stopping. Most of the extra weight is gained during the first three months. Analysing the results from 62 studies, the authors discovered that smokers gain an average of 2.8kg during these few months. However, researchers found a large variation in weight change, with 13 per cent of people gaining more than 10kg, than 16 per cent

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SMOKY CONNUNDRUM: Ex-smokers gained on average five kilos in a year after quitting. losing weight. “The relative longterm health effects of weight gain and smoking cessation also need to be considered with respect to the ultimate public health message that we

should derive from this and future studies,” Esteve Fernandez, from the University of Barcelona, and Simon Chapman, Professor of Public Health at the University of Sydney, concluded.

SITTING for more than three hours per day cuts about two years off your life expectancy, scientists say. Watching more than two hours of TV per day will cut your life expectancy down another year or so. Moderate exercises do not seem to offset the effects of sitting for a long time. Peter T Katzmarzyk of Pennington Biomedical Research Centre in Baton Rouge, Louisiana told Businessweek: “It’s not just about getting physical activity in your life”. He suggests walking to colleagues’ desks rather than sending them emails.

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2:00am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 7:00am Olympic Breakfast 10:00am Olympics 2012 Coverage of the 2012 London Olympics. 12:30pm Olympics 2012 Coverage of the 2012 London Olympics. 2:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 2:05pm Weather for the Week Ahead 2:10pm Olympics 2012 Coverage of the 2012 London Olympics.

4:20am Pages from Ceefax 7:00am Postman Pat 7:15am Timmy Time 7:25am The Adventures of Abney and Teal 7:35am Octonauts 7:45am Rastamouse 8:05am Roar 8:30am Paradise Cafe 8:55am The ScoobyDoo Show 9:20am Dennis and Gnasher 9:30am Wingin' It 9:50am Shaun the Sheep 10:00am Who Let the Dogs Out? 10:30am Junior Bake Off 11:00am Saturday Kitchen Best Bites 12:30pm Raymond Blanc: The Very Hungry Frenchman 1:30pm Escape to the Country 2:15pm The Man From Laramie 3:55pm Great British Railway Journeys Documentary series in which Michael Portillo travels the length and breadth of the country by train.

4:40am ITV Nightscreen 6:30am ITV Morning News 7:00am Boblins 7:10am Fireman Sam 7:20am Olly the Little White Van 7:25am Curious George 7:40am Jungle Junction 7:50am Jungle Junction 8:00am Poppy Cat 8:15am Olly the Little White Van 8:20am Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil 8:30am Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil 8:45am Fleabag Monkeyface 9:00am Big Time Rush 9:25am Dinner Date Dating show with a twist. 10:25am ITV News 10:30am House Gift 11:25am There's No Taste Like Home 12:25pm The Hungry Sailors 1:25pm ITV News and Weather 1:30pm Baby Boom 3:35pm Columbo and the Murder of a Rock Star

5:35am Deal or No Deal 6:30am Countdown 7:15am The Hoobs 7:40am Ironman 2012 8:05am FIM Superbike World Championship 2012 8:35am Paralympics Extra 9:00am Will and Grace 9:25am Will and Grace 9:55am Frasier 10:25am Frasier 11:00am Sunday Brunch 1:35pm Jamie Does... Jamie Oliver visits Stockholm in search of the authentic tastes of Sweden. 2:35pm The Big Bang Theory 3:05pm The Big Bang Theory When Penny runs into financial trouble, Sheldon offers to lend her money. 3:35pm The Simpsons

7:40am Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs 7:50am Castle Farm 7:55am Abby's Flying Fairy School 8:05am Roobarb and Custard Too 8:10am Bananas in Pyjamas 8:25am Family! 8:35am Noddy in Toyland 8:50am Bert and Ernie's Great Adventure 9:00am Little Princess 9:20am The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 9:30am Angelina Ballerina 9:45am Rupert Bear 10:00am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 10:15am The Mr Men Show 10:30am Roary the Racing Car 10:45am Jelly Jamm 11:00am Inside Hollywood 11:05am Monkey Life 11:35am Ice Road Truckers: Deadliest Roads 12:35pm Big Brother 1:35pm Doctor Who 3:15pm Zoom

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4:25pm Oceans The team explores a corner of the Atlantic Ocean. This ocean is the youngest of the great oceans and critical in influencing our climate. 5:25pm Songs of Praise The long running Sunday evening festival of well loved hymns from churches all across the United Kingdom. 6:00pm Olympics 2012 Coverage of the 2012 London Olympics. 8:00pm Antiques Roadshow Antique experts travel the country to appraise people's wares. 9:00pm Engineering Giants 10:00pm The Dark: Nature's Nighttime World Nature's Nighttime World. 11:00pm MotoGP Coverage of the latest MotoGP event.

5:30pm Doc Martin Comedy drama series about a top London surgeon who developed a phobia of blood. 6:30pm Doc Martin 7:30pm Regional News and Weather 7:45pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Royal Greenwich 9:00pm The Zoo 10:00pm A Touch of Frost Police drama series.

4:05pm The Simpsons 4:30pm Three in a Bed 5:35pm Deal or No Deal 6:35pm Channel 4 News 7:05pm 4thought.tv 7:10pm 17 Again 9:00pm Come Dine with Me 10:00pm Thelma's Gypsy Girls 11:00pm Sex Story: Fifty Shades of Grey

5:00pm Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach 6:50pm Ghostbusters II 8:55pm 5 News The latest news coverage. 9:00pm Once Upon a Time 10:00pm Big Brother Catch up on the latest events inside the Big Brother house. 11:00pm Bulletproof

6:00pm F1 the Hungarian Grand Prix Highlights 7:30pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 7:50pm Regional News All the latest local news. 7:55pm Weather The latest weather information. 8:00pm Olympics 2012 Coverage of the 2012 London Olympics. 11:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 11:15pm Regional News All the latest local news. 11:20pm Weather The latest weather information. 11:25pm Olympics Tonight

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N some editions last week’s article was cut because of the volume of garden related adverts so we thought it a good idea to include and expand on the missing bits this week. With regard to talks, demonstrations can also be given. Dick had a great morning in the spring giving a talk at the house of the president of the Mediterranean Gardening Society in Mallorca followed by a demonstration in her vegetable garden. Attendees were soon clearing, digging, planting, constructing cane support etc., before a great buffet lunch and chat. A similar active session can be organised for any interested social or gardening group. By the way Dick will be in Andalucia in November at a Homes, Gardens and Outdoor Living show in Marbella. Either side of this would be convenient dates anywhere in Andalucia provided there is a bus or train connection. A similar session in Southern Cataluña on the banks of the River Ebro got Dick involved in some incredible carp and cat fish fishing. The 48.8lb one that did not get away is in the photo. For more info see other photos in the gallery of www.ebrocarp fishing.com. Once we have had a storm, Dick is off to catch a bigger one.

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At present, vegetable plants need to be nurtured through the unusually hot dry summer. In our experimental sixsquare-metre veggie plot the growing table is in the centre of 10 large size builder’s buckets filled with a rich compost mix. Four tubs of tomatoes and one of courgettes are all are in the shade for 90 per cent of the day because green leaf vegetables like parsley, cut and come again lettuce leaves, red oak leaf lettuces and basil will not survive the hot summer weather even if

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WHEN Britain’s leading fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realise a sheikh’s vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert, he immediately thinks the project is both absurd and unachievable. But when the prime minister’s Press secretary latches on to it as a ‘good will’ story, this unlikely team will try anything to prove the impossible, possible. 1h52m Director: Lasse Hallstrom Starring: Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Kristin Scott Thomas, Amr Waked

NOEL CHARLES left the Caribbean in the 1950s with thousands of others, crossing the Atlantic to seek their fortunes in the ‘motherland’. In the 1970s he set up and ran Alexandra’s, two of the most successful nightclubs of the era. He spent a decade living the high life, first in Stockholm, Sweden and then in Barbados, wining and dining with the world’s greatest entertainers including the Rolling

LEO (July 24 - August 23) Arm yourself with plenty of information about what is going on in your life at the moment. Those close might expect you to lead the way on an important matter. You need to trust your instincts more and have confidence. Think in the long term. Those who are not considered important now could be so in the future. As you prefer being in charge, this should not seem unnatural to you.

VIRGO (August 24 - September 23) Although you feel like going it alone at the moment, you would do well to involve someone close in your project or exercise. There is room for improvement in both your life and your health but it can be more enjoyable if shared. Expect surprises in your love life and you will not be surprised. .

LIBRA (September 24 - October 23) It could be that you are feeling a little below par at the moment. You may assume it is because of a recent emotional upset, but it is unlikely to be quite that simple. Spend a bit of time and money on yourself for a change. Develop your talents in the realms of writing, painting and music. This need not take a large amount of time. Start with one simple project.

SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22) Despite pulling out all the stops when it comes to a certain person or project,

Just joking I was at a magic show, when after one particularly amazing trick, someone screamed out: “Wow, how did you do that.” I would tell you,” answered the magician predictably. “But then I’d have to kill you.” After a moment’s pause the same voice screamed out: “Can you tell my mother-in-law?”

IF ITʼS YOUR BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK: Your great energy and loyalty to a certain project serve you well. The Lion in you wants to push ahead and your confidence is inspiring. However, not until midSeptember will you feel able to ask for what you desire.

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Romantically and emotionally, things come to a head but donʼt let the wind of change blow away all that you have achieved. Donʼt begin to doubt yourself or others will, too.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 23 - December 21) Get some rest and peace because, if you let yourself get too tired, your temper could suffer. When it comes to business get it over with so that you can spend extra time on your social life. Something important is round the corner.

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20) Sometimes you shuffle things around to survive difficult times. The energy that this uses means that realising a dream this week

Energy is low but your spirit seems to be getting power from somewhere. At times, it feels that it is almost outside of your own sphere. When tackling what is seen as a tedious task, you may not be aware that you are building something for the future, but there is much going on that will affect your future to a large extent.

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For some time, things on the romantic front have been confusing, to say the least. There are decisions that someone has to make that affect you seriously.

There is something of the rebel in you this week. Even you donʼt fully understand the changes taking place. You will resist any attempt to stop from expressing yourself freely. Although you prefer a peaceful time, it may be necessary to remind someone of your rights.

You may well feel that your business life is not going as well as you would have hoped this week. They do say that you canʼt have everything right at once. This is a good time to enjoy the company of others and make your love life buzz. .

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Because you are about to enter an active phase, it would be best to keep things as straightforward and organised as possible. Those around you may be less than exciting at the moment, so keep the interest going with joint activities and accepting interesting invitations.

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CANCER (June 22 - July 23) Have you been a bit of a couch potato recently? Spend some of this week working towards a healthy mind in a healthy body. Running yourself ragged should certainly be avoided. Seek expert advice now about a problem that just wonʼt go away. It will, but only with a lot of effort. Although you prefer to share your activities, this is one area that you need to concentrate on fully, so go for it alone to begin with.

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1. In which year was the first (modern Summer) Olympic Games held, in Athens, under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee? 2. Which city was the first to hold the Olympic Games on two occasions? 3. Which city was due to hold the 1916 Games, which were cancelled because of World War I? 4. In which city are the 2016 Olympic Games due to be held? 5. Which was the first US city to host the Olympic Games? 6. Which was the first Asian city to host the Olympic Games? 7. The 1968, 1972, 1976 and 1980 Games all took place in which four cities whose names all begin with the letter M? 8. Which is the only US city to have hosted the Olympic Games twice? 9. Which two Scandinavian cities have held the Games? 10. When London was awarded the 2012 Games in 2005, four other cities had also bid to hold the Games; name any two of the unsuccessful bidders?

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your charm may not be working as well as usual this week. It is still a fine time to beaver on quietly in the background. A few emotional fireworks make you sit up and take notice, but try to be open-minded.

1998 Noel’s friend, Julian Lennon, introduced him to his mother Cynthia. Four years later they were married and in 2012 will celebrate 10 years of happiness. This memoir is the incredible story of Noel Charles’s life, its highs and lows and his journey of self-discovery that took a lifetime. For a signed copy of his book see www.noelcharles.info.

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1. 1896, 2. PARIS (1900 and 1924). The ‘1906 Intercalated Games’ were an international multi-sport event that was celebrated in ATHENS. They were at the time considered to be Olympic Games and were referred to as the ‘Second International Olympic Games in Athens’ by the IOC, 3. BERLIN, 4. RIO DE JANEIRO, 5. ST LOUIS (1904), 6. TOKYO (1964), 7. MEXICO CITY (1968), MUNICH (1972), MONTREAL (1976) and MOSCOW (1980), 8. LOS ANGELES (1932 and 1984), 9. STOCKHOLM (1912) and HELSINKI (1952), 10. MOSCOW, NEW YORK CITY, MADRID and PARIS.

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Across 7 Poorly mends gas monsters (6) 8 So Edna is around some Poles (6) 9 Event in Monica Selesʼs diary (4) 10 Set off in good time towards dawn (8) 11 Coach scruffy cheater (7) 13 Outing Aunt Joan initially arranged (5) 15 Bored Jackʼs dead wrong (5) 17 Plant hidden fact or yearning (7) 20 I propose a mention be made (8) 21 Implement for starting, taking off or landing (4) 22 A tonic for Prince, itʼs reported (6) 23 Reason for shaking hands? (6)

The clues are mixed, some clues are in Spanish and some are in English. Across 1 Kiss (4) 3 Houses (5) 6 Árboles (5) 8 Comidas (5) 10 Gold (metal, commodity, currency) (3) 11 A menudo (5) 12 Daughter-in-law (5) 13 Rojo (color) (3) 14 Roncar (cuando se duerme) (5) 15 Caracol (5) 16 Between (5) 17 Esperar (aguardar) (4)

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Down 1 Tell about the departed (6) 2 Book some customers (4) 3 American male gets embarrassed when escorted (7) 4 Rope back in colossal catch (5) 5 Open-minded to the French rave (8)

6 A magicianʼs bird (6) 12 Bred lice indiscriminately? Would you believe it! (8) 14 Bars servant work out (7) 16 Fuss over Northern Irelandʼs handsome youth (6) 18 Herodʼs new island (6) 19 US resort seen in stamp album (5) 21 Rotate tea boiler (4)

QUICK Across 1 Woodwind instrument (8) 5 See 3 Down 9 Guard (7) 10 Common viper (5) 11 From here (4) 12 Salt lake in the Jordan valley (4,3) 15 Verbal (6) 16 Bother (6) 19 Aromatic herb (7) 21 Worry (4) 24 Speculate (5) 25 Inspect (7) 26 Edge (4) 27 Forwards (8)

Down 1 Botones (7) 2 Maíz dulce (9) 4 Almendras (7) 5 Housewife (3,2,4) 7 To smile (7) 9 Escarlata (7)

Down 1 Fall down (8) 2 Tropical fruit (7) 3/5 Nickname of Margaret Thatcher (4,4) 4 Respect (6) 6 Confuse (5) 7 Three feet (4) 8 Relating to the heart (7) 13 Continue (7) 14 Fidgety (8) 17 Assume (7) 18 Given in (6) 20 In front (5) 22 Eras (4) 23 African country (4)

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC - Across: 1 Ramparts, 5 Twit, 9 Mandela, 10 Maine, 11 Moor, 12 Revised, 15 Easter, 16 Repair, 19 Exposed, 21 Cool, 24 Liner, 25 Needing, 26 Menu, 27 Lacrosse. Down: 1 Remember, 2 Mangoes, 3 Ages, 4 Tea set, 6 Waive, 7 Tier, 8 Imbibed, 13 Detours, 14 Prologue, 17 Atomics, 18 Hernia, 20 Xenon, 22 Plum, 23 Near.

QUICK - Across: 1 Stroll, 4 Closed, 9 Aviator, 10 Claps, 11 Tense, 12 Lodging, 13 Sensational, 18 Popular, 20 Scope, 22 Giant, 23 Arrange, 24 Tender, 25 Resent. Down: 1 Scanty, 2 Reign, 3 Letters, 5 Lucid, 6 Stamina, 7 Design, 8 Proletariat, 14 Explain, 15 Observe, 16 Spigot, 17 Reject, 19 Lithe, 21 Ounce.

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Hexagram The purpose of the Hexagram puzzle is to place the 19 six-letter words into the 19 cells. The letters at the edges of interlocking cells MUST BE THE SAME. The letters in the words must be written CLOCKWISE. The word in cell 10 (RUMOUR) and one letter in four other cells are given as clues.

ENGLISH - SPANISH Across: 1 Ruta, 3 Peach, 6 Combs, 8 Taste, 10 Ajo, 11 Idols, 12 Rings, 13 Ten, 14 Traer, 15 Ounce, 16 Daisy, 17 Want. Down: 1 Receipt, 2 Temporada, 4 Entorno, 5 Casi nunca, 7 Sastres, 9 Easiest.

1. Unscramble the name of a top British golfer: CALM OWL EMERGED 2. Unscramble the name of a famous Shakespeare comedy, first published in 1623 (three words): RARE FAROESE MUSEUM

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Each number in the Code Breaker grid represents a different letter of the alphabet. In this week’s puzzle, 16 represents Z and 25 represents B, so fill in Z every time the figure 16 appears and B every time the figure 25 appears. Now, using your knowledge of the English language, work out which letters should go in the missing squares. As you discover the letters, fill in other squares with the same number in the main grid and the control grid.

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LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION 1 Sister, 2 Rested, 3 Tested, 4 Ranges, 5 Hasten, 6 Untied, 7 Estate, 8 Winter, 9 Barest, 10 Things, 11 Shrink, 12 Noises, 13 Whiten, 14 Stingy, 15 Lunges, 16 Dishes, 17 Nought, 18 Direst, 19 Jangle

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TITO’S BEACH BAR is perhaps the most famous landmark on Mojacar Playa. For the last 31 years it has been the most sought-out eating and drinking place in the area, offering consistently great food and fabulous cocktails in a beautiful setting. Situated on the very best part of Mojacar beach, Tito’s has become a household name, attracting internationally renowned musicians, artists, chefs, artisans and diners. Visitors from around the globe return year in year out. Most are lured by the beach bar and restaurant’s chill-out ambience, and quality service given by Barbara and her team at this elegant ‘chiringuito.’ As the pioneer of live entertainment in the Mojacar area, Tito’s has always set the standards. Listen to live music at the beach bar at 17.00 every Sunday this summer, with Clive Sarstedt and Maurice Casanove. Tito’s menu is handcrafted daily, by the man himself. His kitchen team, headed by chef Christian is efficient and creative. Favourites include tempura chicken, mussels in white wine, garlic and parsley, and grilled brie and almonds with salad and honey Dijon dressing. Every care is taken to provide the very best in beach bar cuisine. You can’t say you’ve really dined at Tito’s until you’ve tried a delicious homemade ice-cream or dessert, like the exquisite flourless chocolate mousse cake. On Sundays you can often find a terrific Sunday Brunch menu running alongside the regular lunch menu. This summer Tito’s should be your number one

The best place to be. choice for dining out under the stars. Tito’s thirst-quenching cocktails, including mojitos and pina coladas, are lovingly prepared by his team of Brazilian bar staff. There’s no better way to start or finish a meal, or just while away the hours basking in Mojacar’s warmth.

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ANTASTIC opportunity to purchase a large detached villa in the lower part of the Mojacar Parata area, close to the bars and restaurants. You have access to the Parata communal pool and tennis, both only a couple of minutes walk away from the villa. Large garage/workshop. Study, lounge/diner with log burner, spacious family kitchen. Two of the three bedrooms are with ensuites and all three bedrooms are spacious double rooms. The property has a private roof terrace and lovely mountain views. The garden benefits from lots of terraces/seating areas around the villa. Only 219,950€ – absolute bargain. Contact K7 Grupo Inmobiliario carol@k7mojacar.com on 950 478 555 or 625 451 433.

The lounge area has a log burner.

Energy prices rising – solar power saves ECOCORP was started to provide alternative energy solutions for people who want to save money on their utility bills and or want to become more self sufficient. The products range from solar water heaters to complete stand alone solar power systems with battery backup. They are currently located in the Bedar area of Almeria, but are seeking a retail show room which they are hoping to have up and operational for the back end of the year. With ever increasing electricity costs and the awareness of cleaner energy alternatives, Ecocorp offer a no obligation, free consultation to help you both save energy and money. Our Technical Manager, Rob is an electrical engineer and has worked on projects all over the world. His knowledge and

The products include solar water heaters. experience are an integral part of the company and he is readily available to offer suggestions and advice. This company does not just retail systems, they can design specific ones to meet your individual requirements, using high efficient, quality products with full warranties. Installation is available with all products along with servicing. New products will also be arriving in the near future including Hybrid Solar Air Conditioning and Pure Solar Air Conditioning; solar garden and security

lights are but a few. You can browse through the website at www.ecocorp.eu or call 671 716 597 (sales) 671 948 213 (Tech Support) 950 889 145 (Office) Mon – Fri 8 to 6, Sat 9 to 3. The Almeria region receives some of the highest hours of sunshine in Spain, so why not consider harnessing some of this free energy. Whether for heating your water or powering your home, have a friendly chat with these guys and see what they can do for you. Please see their advert on page 16 for Special Offers!


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OR people looking for an absolute bargain, Voss Homes of HuercalOvera is offering a fully furnished, 7 bedroom, 5 bathroom B&B/large family home with separate owners’ accommodation, garage and garden. It is situated in a village on a quiet side road within walking distance of restaurants, cafés, chemist, doctor, etc. The property was

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Connie’s Pets Corner For 24-HOUR VETS visit almeria24hvets.euroweeklynews.com

If you have any questions, please write to me at connie-pets@euro weeklynews.com I’ll be happy to help.

Puppies should only be bought from official breeders.

No more puppy farming

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GUEST on David the Dogman’s radio show on Talk Radio Europe recently was Marc Abraham. Marc is the resident vet giving advice on BBC Breakfast, ITV This Morning, Daybreak and

ROCKY

Not so tasty!

A Kit Kat break ROCKY, our two-yearold German Shepherd, thinks it is time for a break, but doesn't bother to eat Moony, our six-month-old kitten who we acquired one month earlier. Gerry and Mary Cannon, Manilva (Malaga) Submit fun pet pictures to petoftheweek@euroweeklynews.com, in as high a resolution as possible. Please include name of the pet, your full name, where you live and if relevant a couple of lines to explain the circumstances of the photo. Due to space restrictions not all submissions will be used.

was recently awarded the CEVA Special Recognition Award for Animal Welfare 2012. I believe what he is doing is so important, as he has met with members of Parliament and is about to start the UK’s biggest anti-puppy farming event. Now in its third year, Pup Aid is moving from its south coast home to the doggy paradise of North London’s Primrose Hill, part of The Royal Parks, on Saturday September 8. It will be fun for all the family with trade stalls, fresh food, music and Scruffs heats judged by some famous faces. This event is mainly about saving the lives of puppies and with enough awareness about the cruel farming trade, Pup Aid hopes to make a difference and put an end to this barbaric practice. Pup Aid is backed by celebrities including Meg Mathews who recently became the patron, Simon Cowell, Kim Kardashian, Lizzie Cundy, Kerry Ellis, Hollyoaks’ stars Gemma Merna and Kieron Richardson, EastEnders’ stars Rita Simons and Patsy Palmer, actress Danniella Westbrook and singer Jay Kay. Please do not buy puppies in shops, markets, on the Internet or anywhere other than official breeders where you can see the parents. Visit www.pupaid.org or follow @pupaid on Twitter.

Dogs and cats can aid baby’s health BABIES who grow up around dogs and cats tend to be healthier. Those in households with dogs were 31 per cent and those with cats 6 per cent more likely to be healthy, than children without pets, a Finnish study found. Children with pet dogs were 44 per cent less likely to develop ear infections and 29 per cent less likely to use antibiotics in their first year. If pets spend less than six hours indoors there was an increase of 3.5 per cent in overall health for children in homes with dogs and 7.4 per cent for cats, compared to those spending more than 16 hours inside each day. It is believed dust and other micro-organisms pets bring in may benefit, not hinder, a child’s developing immune system. The study was recently published in the medical journal Pediatrics.

Babies are healthier around animals.


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Health & Beauty AQUAEROBICS....Its back! Monday, Wednesday, Friday at Vera Beach Club Pool at 10a.m, Call Alison on 637 465 487 for info (93402) ZUMBA in Mojacar with Alison … Tuesday and Thursday 9.30am at Indigo Gym … For more info call Alison 637 465 487 (93402)

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the most humble of motors, up to top-of-therange luxury driving dreams. Competitive prices, expertise and experience, as well as service and honesty are at the core of this family-run business. There are always the most common tyre sizes in stock at the spacious, tidy and ordered premises on the main Antas Industrial Estate. If they do not have what you require in stock they can normally get it within 24-48 hours and will search for the best price and pass the savings on to you. Economy up to premium make tyres are available to suit the client’s budget and preference. All the tyres supplied meet with the strict European guidelines and are brand new and upto-date. They are all guaranteed by the manufacturer’s warranty. Advice is always given honestly and freely; anybody is welcome to pop

TEAM: Lisa, Dean and Liam at their spacious premises. in for a free pressure and tyre check. Further services available As well as the normal tyre replacement service, Tyre King are pleased to announce the arrival of a new state-of-the-art wheel alignment system. With the new computerized wireless wheel alignment centre from Corghi, with wireless data transmission, they can now track the majority of vehicles including 4x4s. Incorporated in its system is a database with more

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settings is supplied. Incorrect alignment can result in rapid, irregular tyre wear and can even affect the handling and safety of the vehicle. Wheel alignment can be affected by hitting a curb or pothole in the road, driving on the ramblas or by excessive wear to steering or suspension components. Alignment of wheels and tyres to the specification required by your vehicle is an important way to guarantee a smooth ride and to get the most out of your tyres. Other services available

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A golfer’s paradise VALLE DEL ESTE is the area’s number one golf course. It comprises of 18 challenging holes in a picturesque setting. Located between four holes of the Valle del Este course is the impressive four-star hotel, making it the ideal place for a golfing weekend. The hotel does offer much more than just a chance to lower your handicap. Within a short drive you have mountain villages, stunning scenery, beaches, coastal resorts and towns such as Mojacar and Vera to discover. The hotel itself boasts some high class facilities such as gym, outdoor pool, spa, four padel tennis courts, bars and restaurants. Meaning there is plenty to do if golf is not your thing. On July 21, the golf club held a tournament with 66 golfers from the

FOUR STAR: The Valle del Este hotel is impressive. area. It was a stableford tournament fantasy Pro-Am. Each golfer drew from the hat a professional that was playing the British Open that day as a playing partner to give a combined total. The results of a very enjoyable day of golf are:

1st Gonzol Ibanez with 77pts, 2nd Santos Fernadas with 76pts, 3rd Nicanor de Harrow with 74pts. For information on Valle del Este call 950 548 600 or visit www.valledeleste.es. See the advert and special offers in the paper.


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HISTORIC WIN: Bradley Wiggins became the first Briton in history to win the Tour de France.

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SPORTS SCENE

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