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Charged for demolition OWNERS of the abandoned house on Avenida Valencia in Denia will be getting a bill from the government which plans to demolish the building. The process will cost them approximately €16,240.

Cleared out BIG HIT: Crowds gather for the independent musical festival.

‘Low-Cost’ Festival brings in the euros

By Paul Deed ESTIMATES put the positive economic impact for Benidorm of the Low Cost Festival at €5.4 million. Held during last weekend with 60,000 attendees, it has already been confirmed that next year there will be another similar event.

Councillor Hernandez said it has been estimated that festival goers have spent ‘off campus’ (in the town away from venue sites) an average of €90 per day, bringing in €5.4 million, to which she said must be factored in the beneficial effects of the national media attention it has attracted.

Benidorm has therefore more than recovered its €340,000 contribution, remarked Mayor Navarro. Meanwhile, the co-director of the festival said that this third edition of the event ‘has exceeded all expectation’. Attendance peaked at an estimated 21,000 on Saturday night.

SEAWEED has been cleared from Zofra Beach in El Campello, said Service Councillor Alejandro Collado. Once it has dried out, the seaweed will be properly disposed of.

1.5 years later THE land is finally being prepared for the Viaducto-Zona Norte bridge project in Alcoy one-and-a-half years after the project was approved. Earthworks machinery has moved in to begin the work.

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By Benny Davis JAVEA Mayor Jose Chulvi has announced the appointment of Scotsman George Thomas as the new president of Javea PSOE. The appointment is unique as it is the first time the party has elected a non-Spanish president, cementing the government policy of greater integration between local and foreign resident communities. George, who has been a party member for more than 13 years, replaces the previous much loved president, Mariano Iglesias, who died in March 2011 after a long battle with cancer. Javea’s international community consists of more than 80 different nationalities, all of whom

Free motorway A REQUEST for the AP-7 toll motorway to be free of charge was made by Sebastian Garcia of leftwing political party, Bloc of Denia, in response to the recent price hike.

Online cause DENIA citizens united on social network sites to campaign for a naval fishing maritime museum in the city. The online group has more than 220 followers.

Mind the steps UNIQUE APPOINTMENT: George Thomas (left) with Mayor Jose Chulvi. have access to various council departments, including a one-stop information centre with bilingual staff. In his opening address, Mayor Chulvi told his

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audience that he appreciated the difficulties which can be involved because of many people’s limited ability to learn new languages, especially if they are retired and no

longer wish to study. George Thomas travelled extensively before moving to Spain and is the author of the best-selling, allaction thriller ‘Nemesis in Spain.’

THE worn, uneven stone ‘Pere stairs’ in Jijona (Alicante) are to be fixed after residents complained to the council. They will be repaired by August 18 at a cost of €20,000.

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Palm trees mysteriously collapse FIVE palm trees located within three kilometres of each other in the Alicante city centre have fallen for reasons unknown to the city council. In the most recent incident, a woman was injured and a car was damaged. The city council has requested a ‘second opinion’ of an outside consultant to help explain the mysterious collapsing of palm trees.

It appears the fate of the trees is a result of pure coincidence according to investigations that have found no sign of ‘necrosis (rot), diseases, fungi, or insects,’ which ruled out the dreaded red palm weevil. In fact, the last palm tree to fall was an old, yet perfectly healthy specimen according to experts. The theory that human activity may be

responsible for the destruction of the palm trees remains; however, Councillor Andres Llorens doubts it considering the lack of evidence that violence was used and the lack of motive for an individual to commit such acts. Llorens also doubts that everything is coincidental, but he did not want to “draw conclusions prematurely.”

National holiday August 15

AN ALICANTE rubbish plant has been fined for improper waste disposal, or rather for not separating materials that go to the dump.

Helpful diving A TOTAL of €9,900 collected by ‘Diving Solidarity’ which performs open water baptisms was presented at the Casa de la Festa in Alicante as a donation to various organisations for the mentally handicapped.

Port agreement AN AGREEMENT to spread information about the Alicante Port was signed by representatives of the Alicante Port Authority and the Domestic Market Coordination Office who pledged to work together.

THE Alicante City Council is within their rights to demand €1.7m from the architect who designed the theme park in the Tossal mountains which has allegedly deteriorated due to infrastructure faults.

Fake goods NO TAKERS: Boris’ luxury villa named Son Coll which lies amid olive groves outside the Mallorca town of Arta.

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NLIKE many foreign homeowners in Spain who want to sell up, Boris Becker is unlikely to be short of a euro or three. For although the former tennis star’s luxury Mallorca villa is set to go under the hammer at a court-enforced auction on September 28, the 44year-old still possesses commercial sell-ability. Proof is that last week one well-heeled charity event diner in London paid €26,250 for the chance to play tennis against the three-times Wimbledon ace. Becker has not been seen at his Mallorca bolthole one hour’s drive from Palma and which carried a €13 million price tag for ‘a long time’, according to a woman caretaker. Recently a Palma judge - on the

advice of a valuation expert - ruled that bidding for the home should start at €8.5 million in a move that profits from the long-awaited sale can settle debts for building and landscaping work said to total around €710,000. Becker’s lawyers had argued that the debts ought to have been settled by the estate agents handling the property sale under an agreement that they pay all upkeep while it remains on the market. But this was rejected by the courts, leading to the auction. Meanwhile, Boris, second wife Lilly and toddler son Amadeus, recently moved from a stylish rented London property to live in a more modest home nearby.

€30.6m towards nursery aid THE Valencian regional government is directing €30.6 million toward nursery school aid for the upcoming academic year. Aid will vary between €650 and €1,640 per student for their education in primary or nursery schools, be they private or state-run, according to the Education, Training and Employment Council. The amount of financial assistance depends on the child’s age; €1,640 is for children under one year old, while students between the ages of one and two will be eligible for €900, and those between two and three years old may receive €650. Aid is issued in two cycles, one of which has already been completed.

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LOCAL or ‘cercanias’ trains were more affected by the Alicante train strike last Friday than long distance trains. Trains to San Vicente were reduced from 32 to 14 and trains to Murcia from 34 to 14.

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NEXT Wednesday (August 15) is a national holiday honouring the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Banks and shops will be closed on this day.

A PATRON and employee were injured after a worker from another establishment allegedly attacked them following an argument over an umbrella located in an outdoor area.

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FURTHER cutbacks will be very painful”

Tax Minister, Cristobal Montoro, who admitted that there will be further cutbacks in 2013, and that this is “just the beginning”, as even sectors with reduced budgets are likely to suffer further adjustments.

Catwalk THE Alicante Port Promenade may be the site for the next ‘Beauty of Fire’ catwalk during the next San Juan festivals according to presidential candidate, Manolo Jimenez who aims for a more attractive environment.

Going home A BELGIAN man was one of five arrested in Alicante for selling drugs and allegedly belonging to a drug trafficking gang. He had a European warrant for arrest and order to return to his country by Belgian authorities.

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the total number 5,693,100 ispeople unemployed

A MAN caught selling imitation products along Calle Alvarado was arrested by Alicante Police for intellectual property crimes. Police allegedly found 113 fakes including glasses and watches.

of in Spain according to data from the National Institute of Statistics for the second quarter of 2012. This is almost 1 per cent more than the first quarter, despite many hoping for summer jobs.

One sector UNEMPLOYMENT decreased in every sector except agriculture during last July according to the Business Confederation of Alicante Province (Coepa).

and finally... A WOMAN, aged 74, was arrested when Tarifa Port in Cadiz. She had disembarking at arrived on a ferry from Morocco. It was discovered that she was carrying almost four kilos of hashish which were in pellets taped to her body under her clothing.


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Opening licences up by 9.58% APPLICATIONS for licences to open businesses have increased 9.58 per cent since last year in Benidorm, which is a sign of positive development in different sectors, said the Employment Agency. Some sectors including tourism, employment, consumption and commercial activity are showing improvement, according to data collected by the Employment Agency of Benidorm. The job market has improved with 9.98 per cent more people hired than the same period in 2011. However, certain sectors continue to experience a decrease in their business. For example, airports have had 12.68 per cent less air traffic and camping areas welcomed 9.73 per cent less visitors, both compared to 2011.

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Altea first Spanish town with valet parking EIGHT people have gone from being unemployed to valet-parking attendants since an Altea company introduced the service in the municipality.

Although the parking service is still in its experimental phase, the aptly named company ‘Valet-Parking’ has expanded its team of workers by three, providing employment to a

Marihuana find leads to arrest THE Guardia Civil arrested a man after finding what they believe to be the remains of a marihuana plantation on an Aspe plot of land. A pit covered in canvas and plastic tarps is where police believe a man, aged 23, grew marihuana plants. Upon searching the property, police claim to have found 782 grams of marihuana, herbicides, fertilisers, and fans, supposedly used to farm the drug. The suspect along with the physical evidence will be presented to the courts.

Police allegedly found 782g of marijuana during a search.

total of eight individuals. On March 30, Altea became the first Spanish town to provide a public parking service with the help of the town hall. Four months later, “A thousand different individuals use this service,” including Altea residents and visitors, said Strategic Process Councillor Yolanda Gallardo. The private company behind the service had tourists in mind which is why it is called Valet-Parking, “so the foreign tourists recognise it,” explained the company director, Ernesto Alday. At first, Valet-Parking received complaints that they were taking up five parking spaces on one street. However, Alday explained that it was part of the system by which attendants use the spaces to pick up clients’ cars “because afterwards, they are left in a guarded parking area,” said the director. Three local restaurants have also got involved by buying coupon booklets. The ‘VIP coupon’ is given to customers in the restaurants to improve service and “prevent them arriving late because they are searching for somewhere to park.”

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Less traffic LONDON traffic has dropped 17 per cent since the Games began, which has been attributed to frequent public service announcements featuring the mayor telling citizens ‘don’t get caught’.

Case solved THE murder of nineyear-old Christopher Laverack in Humberside has been solved 28 years after his death. An independent enquiry found evidence against his uncle, who died in 2008 while in jail for sexually abusing four boys.

Pumped up THE online video hosting site YouTube is to open a professional recording centre in London called ‘Creator space’, for use by members in the area.


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Aquifer water dips THE extraction of water from Alcoy aquifers has dropped 14 per cent since the beginning of the economic crisis in 2008, according to reports from the town hall.

Stolen cables ABOUT 55,000 metres of electric cables have been stolen from Alcoy in the last year, according to the town hall. Two tunnels have gone dark since the last incident.

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Revenge attack leaves an Irish tourist hospitalized A MAN, 26, was reportedly attacked on Saturday night by a group of Irish tourists as he was handing out leaflets for a nightclub on Benidorm’s Calle Lepanto.

An initial verbal altercation took place between the Moroccan and two Irishmen, after which it is reported that the Irish came back in a group of as

THE Toy Museum located in Ibi (Alicante) may soon be a municipal museum despite belonging to the Valencia Region. It was indefinitely closed after the mayor abandoned it and council stopped paying, say critics.

THE Simple Minds concert due to be held in Alicante on Saturday night has been cancelled. Ticket refunds will be made through the official server entradas.com. Contact 667 536 078 or info@opheliapro.es

many as 10 and followed the Moroccan to Calle Mallorca where they allegedly attacked him, kicking him and beating him badly with a broken

glass, a heavy ashtray and a chair. Local Police were quickly on the scene and arrested several members of the gang, despite their

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attempts to escape. The ashtray used in the beating was thrown onto a roof, but recovered by police. Benidorm Local Police arrested four men and one woman, all of Irish nationality and aged between 17 and 47. During the arrests one policeman was slightly injured. They all appeared in court the next morning and were released on bail. By that afternoon the Moroccans took their revenge, when the youngest member of the accused Irish group (17) was set upon by four of them who allegedly stabbed him several times. The second assault is now being investigated by the National Police. Both victims are reported to be in a serious condition at La Vila Hospital

Party planners: Pepe Aznar and Juan Carlos Casiano glance over this year’s poster at municipal THE ‘Alfasenca’, Alfaz del Pi’s traditional summer party, took place at the municipal swimming pool. DJs Paco Gillen and Dani Cervera took care of the music last Saturday while people dressed all in white started filing in. Entrance cost €5, and for those who planned ahead and bought their ticket in advance, a drink was included. The main goal of this year’s party was to collect sufficient funds for next year’s celebration, according to Pepe Aznar, President of the Jubilee Festivals.

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Court stops case against police A COURT in Girona has shelved a case regarding the death of an Argentinian man in a police station cell last month. His family sustained that the 41-year-old was abused by police, leading to his death. He is the son of the former president of the ‘Independiente’ football team from Trelew, Argentina, Omar Torroija. He had been living in Spain since 2005 and has a young daughter. He had allegedly been living as a squatter in Girona. The judge, however, closed the case after viewing CCTV images from the police station in which the man is seen attempting to hang himself using his own shirt. An autopsy revealed there were no

bruises or abrasions on the body which would suggest torture and that the man died from lack of oxygen to the brain. He was arrested after being caught stealing from inside a car. He did not resist the arrest. When he got to the police station, his laces, belt and other objects which he could use to harm himself were taken away from him and he declined his right to make a phone call. The family reported the case to the Argentinian press, reporting torture and a cover-up by the Catalan police. The lawyer they have hired has claimed he will demand a more in-depth investigation into the death. According to the family, his death was not reported to the consulate until two weeks later. His ex-wife, who is Spanish and lives in Palma de Mallorca, has travelled to Girona and told the press ‘the police killed him’.

Workshop complete THE closing ceremony for participants in the Preemployment and Social Integration Workshop was celebrated in the La Torreta Social Centre in Benidorm. Each student received a cheque, presented by Social Wellbeing Councillor, Cristina Escoda, which reflected the revenue earned from the handcrafts made and sold in the city market by the students. During the course of the year students participated in numerous activities. SUSTAINABILITY: Councillor Mari Carmen Martinez.

Bicycle rental service expands BICYCLE rental services are being extended in Benidorm after recent success. Citizens and tourists have responded positively to the bicycle rental system in Benidorm, according to the Mobility, Traffic and Transport Council. “The most important European cities are introducing this system and promoting sustainable mobility,” said councillor

Mari Carmen Martinez. The rented bicycle service “reduces the negative impact on the environment caused by noise and other pollution produced by motorised vehicles,” explained Martinez. More bases in different areas of Benidorm will be installed by the council. Information on the new sites can be found on http://www.bicidorm.labici .net.

Increase in traffic SPECIAL traffic security measures will be taken during the month of August in Benidorm. ‘This year there will be an average of 120 local police officers on patrol daily’, said a traffic councillor. The Traffic Control Centre will also dispatch real time information regarding the most problematic roadways. The Traffic Council reminded drivers to take necessary precautions, especially during short, routine car rides.

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Circumcision rights JEWISH and Muslim youths from Berlin are organising a petition against the Cologne district court’s decision to criminalise nonmedical circumcisions. They believe the right to be circumcised is a vital part of their religions.

Suicide help THE German justice minister has drafted a law to protect doctors and care-givers from being legally prosecuted should they decide to be suicide assistants for terminally ill patients.

Granny thief A 59-YEAR-OLD grandmother from France was sentenced to five years in prison in Frankfurt for trying to steal diamonds from a jewellery store with the help of a young accomplice who would distract the shopkeepers while she switched real diamonds for fakes.

Toddler care LOCAL governments all over the country are having trouble funding day-care facilities for the law that grants children aged one to three free day-care starting August 2013. A total of 130,000 more places are needed for the law to be upheld.

Body found A MAN was found dead at his home after several days when police were trying to evacuate a 250-metre radius of a Second World War American bomb being diffused beneath a building in Bochum.

Spy minister AN AUSTRIAN minister at a Swedish Lutheran Church resigned from his position after investigations revealed he had been a highprofile Stasi spy in East Germany in the late 1960s.


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Gender violence is hidden crime By Benny Davis LATEST statistics show that one in every four women will be a victim of domestic violence over the coming year. However, only an extremely low percentage of those violated will report the offence. Reasons given are not only because victims are humiliated and frightened of reprisals from their partners, but also the potential ordeal they face when dealing with the forces of Law and Order: a national problem that Javea Council claims to have improved on over the last 12 months by creating greater communication between the Civil Guard and the Local Police liaising with the their own Department of Equality. This office has professional consultants available to offer both psychological and legal

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advice to all victims. They report that in 2011, they attended 403 cases concerning battered women which involved 151 consultations. Most affected by domestic violence were women between the ages of 18 and 44, of which 77 were Spanish, 63 from the EU and 11 others. The ‘hidden’ aspect is emphasised by the fact that 49 per cent admitted they had suffered abuse for over one year and 18 per cent for over five years. Apart from court orders and in some cases, criminal proceedings, many victims requested legal advice. A spokesperson for the department told the EWN that 35 court protection orders were issued last year and all have been closely and successfully monitored since they were

issued, a tribute to the new programme of cooperation between all departments involved. Unfortunately, these cases may only represent the tip of the iceberg as many victims of sexual abuse have either slipped through the healthcare net, are not seen by relatives and may have gone unnoticed for several years. Although according to the Department of Equality, woman to woman domestic violence or sexual abuse has never been reported, they say that the case would never be recorded within their statistics. If any person needs to report either a case of abuse or suspected abuse, they should go their Local Police station or Social Services centre where their complaint will be dealt with in confidence.

Centuries old amphora unearthed in Denia Port By Benny Davis AN amphora dating back to the fourth century BC has been discovered buried three metres deep in the ground near Denia Port. Archaeologist Josep A Santonja Gisbert says the jar is in perfect condition and has identified it as ‘Punic’, a unique type that was produced in Ibiza between the years 400/375 and 300 BC. Linked to other similar discoveries found in settlements and underwater sites around the Iberian Levante area from Ampurias to Almeria, and the Balearic Islands, is clear evidence of the expansion of Eivissa wine and its consumption by the Iberian tribes. Its presence is particularly relevant as it fills an PERFECT historical void connecting Iberian CONDITION: The culture and settlements existing in Punic amphora. the vicinity of Denia. A representative of the the Archaeological Museum of Denia said they were very grateful to Alvaro Gomez Ferrer who discovered the item and the Local Police for their collaboration in excavating the find. A full report will be compiled by the experts and issued to the Underwater Archaeology Centre of the Generalitat Valenciana.

SCANDINAVIAN PRESS Stories making headlines in Denmark, Norway and Sweden

‘Too drunk’ for own good NORWAY - A man was deemed ‘too drunk for his own good’ by police officers who decided to take the inebriated man to hospital instead of jail when they found him at Cardemoen airport in Oslo.

Naked sleeper SWEDEN – A naked man, aged 35, broke into a flat and fell asleep next to an unknown woman. He kicked down doors to enter the building and was still asleep when police arrived.

Pole question DENMARK – The North Pole may belong to Greenland, and by extension to Denmark, claim Danish geologists who are going on location to confirm it. Their theory is based on seismic data collected.

Snoop banned NORWAY - Rapper Snoop Dogg was banned from entering Norway for two years and fined 8,600 kroner after trying to sneak eight grammes of marijuana into the country through Kristiansand Airport in Kjevik last month

Turbine ready DENMARK – Foundations for 111 wind turbines are in place in Anholt as part of a project by the world’s largest developer of offshore wind power, Dong Energy A/S. Turbines are set to be installed in September.

Told off SWEDEN – When a con artist tried to pry the rings off an elderly Gavle woman’s fingers, the lady snapped, “Like hell you will!” The man allegedly rang the doorbell and asked for a bucket of water as a ploy.


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Doctors volunteer help in Togo A TEAM of medical professionals from various Alicante hospitals travelled to Bombuaka (Togo) to assist children in need of treatment. Saint Louis Orione centre provides children who suffer from a variety of afflictions including neurological and musculoskeletal disorders with emotional support, rehabilitation and general treatment. For the eighth year in a row doctors from Marina Baja hospital in Villajoyosa, Alicante University General Hospital, San Juan University Hospital, and Elda Hospital returned to Togo; this time in addition to treating children they were celebrating the inauguration of a surgical building. A diverse group of specialists including, but not limited to, orthopaedists,

anaesthesiologists, plastic surgeons, gynaecologists, and dental surgeons provided their services “completely voluntarily,” said the regional government of Valencia. Of the 69 medical interventions during this year’s trip, 24 involved plastic and corrective surgeries, 42 required orthopaedic treatments and three were in the urology and gynaecology fields. Dental professionals performed a total of 290 extractions, teeth cleanings and three oral surgeries. The “most frequent” cases children suffered from during this year’s expedition were orthopaedic defects, including clubfoot and Blount’s disease, and conditions that required plastic surgery, including cleft lips and palates and severe burns.

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Police ‘attacked’ with chairs and metal bars TWO police officers were hospitalised after being allegedly attacked by ‘manteros,’ or ‘lookylooky’ men, at Explanada de España in Alicante.

When the officers asked the group of 15 Senegalese vendors for identification, the suspects allegedly began to attack the officers by throwing wooden folding

chairs, and metal bars. Both were left with head and body injuries. The following night, 13 of the illegal vendors were identified and two, aged 30 and 31, were arrested in the area surrounding San Juan and Alubufereta beaches. “It was a premeditated attack,” said Safety and Traffic councillor, Juan PHARMACIES in the Valencia Seva, “and they were Region have received nearly probably waiting for them €80million. (the officers).” This is the amount still “We have to do owed them for February by something so this doesn’t the Regional Government, happen again,” said the following the payment of councillor. Officers will now work €40million of the €120million in groups and change total on July 31. This came just a day before their behaviour according the promised date of August to police sources. One of the officers was 8 for the payment of the released from Alicante remainder owed. Of the €76,384,000, the General Hospital the Alicante Province received same night of the €26,434,000, the Valencia incident, while the other Region €40,968,000 and the remains in the intensive Castellon Province care unit after coming out €8,982,000. of a coma.

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‘Cancer Care’ respond to criticism Chairman describes accusations as ‘lies and misguided assumptions’ By Benny Davis A MESSAGE posted on a social networking site has been described as “inflammatory and bordering on a libellous and a vicious attack on Javea Cancer Care and Denia Hospital.” The message informed readers that a friend of the writer had died and that the deceased was, a ‘victim’ of the failed diagnoses of equipment paid for by the public and volunteers at the Cancer Charity Shop in Javea and that the machine remains unused in Denia Hospital. Serious accusations Serious accusations that produced an angry response from the public and Chairman of Cancer Care Javea

negotiating committee Terry Saville, who said the writer was “involved in something they obviously knew nothing about and consequently had spread lies through misguided assumptions.” He also threatened legal action should the attacks continue. After talking to Mr Saville and being allowed access to relevant email messages held by the ‘networking author’, EWN’s understanding is that Cancer Care Javea has been in protracted negotiations for about two years with numerous parties attempting to create and fund ‘English Cathedra of Modern Oncology Research’ (ECMOR) at Denia Hospital. Their website lists a special DNA sequencing machine as the “centre piece of the organisation,

purchased from America,” but although Cancer Care say they made a considerable down payment of €120,000 for the purchase of the machine and has undertaken to raise €20,000 to €30,000 annually over four years to pay for maintenance and upgrades, the machine is still not in place. Chairman Saville admitted that different business etiquettes, negotiation procedures and language difficulties have resulted in a series of setbacks but “the rewards will be enormous for all.” The project programme also schedules additional annual payments of €25,000 to enable every patient diagnosed with cancer to have their tumour analysed to personalise the dose of the chemotherapy schedule.

Cancer Care claim that universities and associates will be contributing medical and operational skills and that when up and running, the project will be the first of its kind in Spain. Author apologises The author of the original message, whose name has been withheld for security reasons, told EWN: “My criticism was based entirely on the fact that the Cancer Care website gives the impression that the machine has actually been purchased, and an email from a normally reliable source close to the hospital confirmed the machine had been donated last December and was at the hospital, unused and in storage, which I now know to be untrue. I was wrong in assuming the machine was diagnostic rather than analysis, something I should have checked more thoroughly and apologise to everyone who was affected by my comments.” Good intentions “Mr Saville and the charity volunteers and supporters are honoured: Romano, Paquito, obviously well intended, hard Alberto, Quico el working people, but perhaps Guirri and Toni Felip. enthusiasm overtook common Participants wore sense and precaution prior to the five names on their commitment with public the back of their money, either through not shirts in memory of asking the right questions, or the five late talking to people not players. equipped to give correct answers. They should also review their public relations communications, or lack of, which in my opinion heavily contributed to my misinterpretation of the situation.”

Valencian handball: a homage to the local sport and five of its players THE Valencian handball game known locally as ‘pilota’ was celebrated in Benitachell paying homage, not only to the sport, but to five players who have passed away. Residents, local Valencian handball players and family members gathered together in the afternoon of San Jaime Day. After the handball matches, residents and civil servants looked on as Sports Councillor, Antonio Colomer and the mayor, Josep Feminia, presented a memorial plaque. Benitachell “has been a town of ‘pilota’ tradition that has allowed us to enjoy many

HOMAGE: A ‘pilota’ player sports the t-shirt with the names of the five players who were honoured. afternoons,” said the mayor. Colomer talked of the “will to bring back ‘pilota,’ include it in public primary schools, and

encourage it in festivals.” Five former ‘pilota’ players were

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Work on sewers will cut roads BOTH traffic and parking along at least five Alicante streets will be affected by the sewer repairs in Plaza Carolinas. The redirection of traffic began on Monday and the first stage of construction is expected to continue until August 17. During this period one lane on Calle Padre Espla between Calle Romeo Palazuelos and Calle Gonzalo Mengual will be closed. The streets that are expected to be affected as a result of the construction are Padre Espla Ingeniero Canales, Camarada Romeu Palazuelos, Gonzalo Mengual, and Barcelona, according to the company Aguas de Alicante’s plan. A second part of the sewer renovations is scheduled between August 20 and 27. In addition to reduced or no parking in theses areas, some city buses will be rerouted.

Four rescued from sinking yacht off Alicante coast

ECONOMISING: More people are opting to take their own food to the beach than visit local restaurants.

Restaurants are less packed than beaches

TOURISTS continue to enjoy Alicante’s beaches, but are watching their spending in beachside restaurants and bars. Beachgoers are opting for a cooler filled with sandwiches and drinks

instead of stopping by the local ‘chiringuitos’ or beach restaurants. Restaurant owners have noticed empty tables since the beginning of August, although the beaches continue to be well populated.

Benidorm has seen a similar situation. Capacity in restaurants is not expected to exceed 80 per cent, according to predictions by the hoteliers and catering association, Hosbec.

FOUR people were rescued from a yacht 20 miles off the Alicante coast. They were two couples, one of them Finnish, the other Swiss, but nobody was injured. They arrived at Alicante Port without any documentation and were checked into a hotel for the night and taken to their respective consulates in the morning. It took maritime rescue services around an hour to carry out the rescue due to the bad weather, which is believed could be what caused the yacht ‘Isamari’ to sink in the first place.


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Crisis closes embassies IN a spate of government belt-tightening measures, Spain is to close its embassies in Sana (Yemen) and Harare (Zimbabwe). The diplomatic service is in the midst of

reorganisation and for months the Foreign ministry has debated whether to close the embassies. Given that Spanish diplomats can still protect Spain’s interests through the EU’s representations in both capitals, minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo

decided to close them. The closures will inevitably entail severance pay or compensation and cost the government money in the immediate future. Long-term, however, there should be annual savings of more than €1 million, according to the

ministry. Spain needs a greater presence where there is most economic growth, sources explained, and more cash and staff can now be allocated to these areas although no new embassies are planned. With spending cuts the order of the day, two of

Spain’s consulates in Portugal - Valenca de Minho and Vila Real de Santo Antonio – are due to close, leaving only those of Lisbon and Oporto. A further consulate in Larache (Morocco) will also close although six will remain open.

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Abnormal request A ‘SERIES of anomalies’ along Denia beaches need to be taken care of by Coastal Control as per request of the City Council. Examples include blocks of cement used as steps without banisters. UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Education councillor, Isabel Muñoz visited the school.

New entrance for school STUDENTS of the Santisimo Cristo school in Alfaz del Pi will return to a new portico at the entrance come their return in September. Faculty and parents’ requests for the

installation of the portico have been answered with action by Education councillor Isabel Muñoz who said that “it was time.” “We have made an effort given the current economic situation and we have absorbed the entire cost to construct the new school entrance,” said the councillor. The locks to the new transplant at Oviedo entrance will be the only University Hospital. expense for which the The two men, aged 37 school will be responsible. and 35, were returning to their base when the plane crashed for unknown reasons some two kilometres from Santiago de Compostela Airport. Residents in the area said there was a thick mist in the area at the time. They had flown to Oporto to pick up the organ and the medical team to Asturias, and after leaving them at Aviles Airport, they were returning to their Lavacolla base, Santiago de Compostela. They were heading for the runway when the plane lost altitude and crashed in a wooded area. The plane was located less than 20 minutes later. They had reported no problems prior to the crash. The heart was successfully transplanted in a three-hour operation.

Heart delivery plane crashes TWO people were travelling in a plane which crashed after delivering a heart for

More care THE Day Hospital of Marina Baja has provided 6,914 medical services in the first half of 2012 which is 17 per cent more than the same period in 2011.

Eye injury A MAN, aged 80, suffered injuries to an eye as a result of a fire in his house in Ibi. Two others were not affected by the fire.


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Subsidies unpaid in July THINGS are tough up north. Catalonia, Spain’s most indebted region, says it can’t pay social service subsidies for July to hospitals, old age homes and other social services already feeling the pinch from sharp budget cuts. According to a spokeswoman for the Catalan regional government’s economy ministry, “It is due to a problem of liquidity and things will start to return to normal in September”. The Catalan government would not say how much money in grants it would not be able to pay, but national daily newspaper El Pais estimated the figure at 400 million euros. The situation has caused outrage among social services agencies in the region. The Catalan Confederation of Social Services Associations estimates that approximately 100,000 workers could be deprived of their salaries for the month of July. Sonia Martinez, president of the Catalan Federation of Child Care and Education Organisations voiced her concerns. “This is very bad. It affects the maintenance of premises, water supply, and electricity. These are children who are under our care round the clock.”

Defence ministry introduce rules on internet system SPAIN’s military chiefs, anxious to avoid a Wikileaks scenario, are imposing stringent rules on the Defence ministry’s internet system. More than 50,000 people use the WAN PG web that connects the ministry, armed forces, overseas units and other official bodies. All must now sign a document accepting a code of

International Left Handed Day MONDAY August 13 is International Left Handed Day, honouring lefties all over the world. Although celebrating left handedness in Spain is not as popular as in other countries, more and more people are aware of the problems and disadvantages approximately 10 per cent of the population have.

conduct when using the network and database. Behind the new set of rules lurks the spectre of the Wikileaks scandal when hundreds of thousands of the US government’s classified documents were made public. The conduct code was approved in April and recognises the fundamental

rights of personal privacy, communication privacy and protection of personal data guaranteed by the Spanish constitution. But the code also allows the ministry to “monitor and inspect” WAN PG’s use by members of the armed forces, the ministry’s civilian staff and employees of subcontracted companies.

Constant monitoring and inspection of WAN PG is entrusted to Cosdfe, the Defence Ministry’s security unit. Included in its responsibilities are “early detection of security breaches.” If these occur, Cosdfe can take “pertinent action to minimise their impact and lead to their solution.” After signing the code, individuals cannot complain of invasion of privacy arising from supervision of their emails or web browsing. Records will be kept of both and protected to ensure they cannot be accidentally lost or altered. Infringements include accessing information without authorisation and logging on to information related to illegal activities. Downloading programmes without prior permission and opening or copying personal information. Accessing pornographic and degrading content is also off-limits.


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New winter fuel payment hope for expat pensioners living in Spain BRITISH state pensioners in Spain are a step nearer to receiving the £200 (€250) winter fuel allowance. At present only pensioners who received the allowance prior to moving abroad - including to Spain and elsewhere - get the once-a-year winter payment. This has left tens of thousands of expatriates overseas fighting for the allowance against counter British Government claims that by living in a warmer climate they should not be entitled to it. The British Expatriates Association (Spain) has been leading the fight on behalf of British pensioners in Spain, with many increasingly feeling embittered as the pound weakened against the euro. David Burrage of Alfaz del Pi, Alicante, association co-founder and legal advisor, is delighted by the latest step forward in the years-long battle for all pensioners to be entitled to the allowance. “This is exactly what has been needed. We advise people to

SPANISH CLIMATE: Winters may be warmer than in UK but can still be cold and damp. continue to put in claims for the payment, and go to formal appeal if necessary in respect of earlier years of lost payment. “This has been a long, uphill battle for us since the inception of this benefit, although we never doubted we would eventually succeed,” said Burrage, himself a pensioner who has lived in Spain for 22 years.

The final step forward in the winter fuel payment battle follows the capitulation during tribunal appeal proceedings when Burrage had intervened on behalf of the appellant, a British pensioner in Switzerland - who has never received the allowance - fighting for the right to a winter fuel payment. While providing extra summer

cheer, payment of the fuel allowance is far from a done deal. The UK’s Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has already vowed to create a rule on eligibility by temperature. “We will fight these ridiculous EU rules. It is ludicrous we could have to pay more pensioners living in hot countries,” he told one British newspaper.

Burrage added that the Secretary of State should educate himself as to how difficult and expensive it is for residents of Spain to keep warm in winter once the sun has set. But the Department of Work and Pensions conceded that it was now possible that ‘people living in the European Economic Area and Switzerland may be entitled to claim the Winter Fuel Payment’. Thousands of British expatriates living in Spain have claimed that while winters may be warmer here than in Britain, the allowance should be paid as an entitlement as fully paid-up pensioners, and also that it is not possible - as many in the UK wrongly claim - to live here without any heating. “I spend more than €800 every winter on logs,” said Roy Gregory, a pensioner living in Alhaurin El Grande near Malaga. There is also a question mark over whether payments will be backdated. Burrage is currently addressing this issue.


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WARWICK CASTLE: Maybe in Wales?

Clueless? It’s not just some of the expats! By EWN staff reporter BRITISH expats in Spain are frequently criticised for knowing little about their chosen new homeland. While most can name Madrid as the Spanish capital - though sadly not all - and many know Spain won the 2010 Football World Cup, not many appear well briefed about the nation’s long, colourful history, or about its geography. Far too many British expatriates adopt a vacant look when asked to locate Galicia, and many more fail to name Cadiz as being on the Atlantic coast and once the capital of Spain. It may therefore come as little surprise that a survey in Britain has revealed that many nationals living in the UK are clueless about their own country... and this in the super patriotic year that has seen the monarch’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations and the present London 2012 Olympics. Clearly all too many Brits are in need of a crash course in geography. For despite media coverage of the Olympic Torch Relay and a continued focus on the

SPANISH CAPITAL: Madrid is well-known.

SOUTH COAST: Most can locate Cadiz. Queen’s Diamond Jubilee tour, findings of an independent survey by Warwick Castle revealed that: • Only 38 per cent of Brits can identify neighbouring counties; • Scots know more about England than the English; • Only 47 per cent correctly connect the River Avon with the town of Warwick; • Almost 10 per cent believe London is the nearest city to Warwick. Focus groups held to discuss ‘Where is Warwick?’ revealed

further flaws in Britons’ geographical knowledge, including one Essex housewife who said that the historic, land-locked town is by the coast; and a belief by one man from the south west that it is part of Wales. The findings come at a time when the UK government is stressing the need for a focus on facts in the national curriculum and a move away from verbal reasoning exams like GCSEs to more knowledge-based tests like O Levels and CSEs.


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Al Qaeda suspects remanded after fears of terrorist attack on Gibraltar TWO Chechen jihadists have been remanded without bail on terrorism charges. The men, identified as Eldar Magomedov and Muhamend Ankara Adamov, were arrested in Ciudad Real on Thursday last week. Also arrested was a Turkish resident of La Linea de la

Concepcion, Cengiz Yalcin. Yalcin, found with explosives, was remanded last Friday. Regarded more of a ‘fixer’ for Al Qaeda than an activist, he worked as a foreman on a Gibraltar building site. Police also found passport photos of Magomedov and Adamov in his possession.

Lacking firm evidence against the Chechens, police feared they would walk free after being held the statutory 72 hours without being charged, but the court granted a 48-hour extension. During this time sufficient information was received from Gibraltar, France, Russia and the

US to indict Magomedov and Adamov. Meanwhile, ‘Antonio’, a protected witness, declared before Pablo Ruz, the High Court judge investigating the case, last Sunday. Further evidence was relayed from another witness in the US. Statements from Magomedov and Adamov

Blonde-haired, green-eyed bombshell needs a home By Joe the ‘Cat Man’ MISTY was brought to me as a tiny kitten at the beginning of November last year. She is a long-haired, white cat with green eyes and I thought there would be no problem finding her a new home as the prettiest ones are always chosen first. However, it soon became apparent that Misty is deaf - just like Joe - and this has deterred prospective adopters from offering her a chance to make a new home

with them. Misty has also made it quite clear that she really doesn’t like other cats and this is a problem in a household like mine. On her own, she is delightful, she just wants someone all to herself! Misty needs someone to love her and a garden to play in. She copes with her deafness very well and always knows when it’s dinner-time. If she doesn’t fit in or there are any problems I will take her back, and this includes if her new adopters have to return

to their home country and are unable to take Misty with them. Anybody who is currently catless and would like to give Misty a chance please phone 966 719 272 and speak with Rose or call into Joe’s charity shop near the Quesada arches and again speak with Rose. Or you can email on rojo.cats@yahoo.co.uk. The charity shop is open Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm, although closed for the last two weeks of August.

Misty’s looking for love.

themselves were full of inconsistencies regarding their relationship with Yalcin and contradicted the US witness’s evidence, the judge found. Magomedov supposedly lived under the name of Muslim Dost in 2010 and participated in terrorist activities in Afghanistan and tribal areas of Pakistan in 2010, Ruz was told. The Chechens reached Spain after travelling through France where they allegedly earmarked targets for future attacks. When arrested, they were making for Irun, near the French border, presumably intending to cross into France to carry out attacks. Yalcin is a paragliding enthusiast and allegedly asked his instructor to get him photographs of a Gibraltar shopping centre ‘at any price’. He also instructed the Chechens in the sport, leading Ruz to suspect that an attack on Gibraltar was also planned.


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4.00pm - midnight 5:00pm Olympics 2012 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 11:00pm BBC News at Ten The latest national and international news, with reports from BBC correspondents worldwide. 11:30pm BBC London News The latest news, sport and weather from London. 11:40pm Olympics Tonight

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1:00am BBC News The international news from Olympic Sportsday Weatherview Detailed 2:00am BBC News

latest national and the BBC. 1:10am 1:55am Holiday weather forecast.

BBC3 5:55am British Olympic Dreams 6:25am Total Wipeout 7:25am The Real Hustle 7:55am Great Movie Mistakes 8:55am Total Wipeout 9:55am Olympics 2012 1:45pm Olympics 2012 8:00pm Olympics 2012 12:00am EastEnders 12:30am Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents 1:30am Family Guy 2:15am American Dad! 3:00am Live at the Electric 3:30am Live at the Electric 5:30am Cherry Healey: How to Get a Life

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4:35am Pages from Ceefax 7:00am Postman Pat 7:15am Chuggington 7:20am Timmy Time 7:30am The Adventures of Abney and Teal 7:40am Octonauts 7:50am Rastamouse 8:05am Deadly 60 8:30am Horrible Histories 9:00am The Scooby-Doo Show 9:25am Tree Fu Tom 9:45am Justin's House 10:15am Heir Hunters Series dedicated to hunting out the rightful heirs to unclaimed estates. 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 12:00pm Cowboy Trap 12:45pm Cash in the Attic Antiques series. Best friends Dreena and Eleanor from Swansea have a passion for drama. 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm Olympics 2012 Featuring the climax of the women's long distance swim. 3:15pm Flog It!

4:00pm Ultimate Sports Day 4:30pm Copycats 5:00pm The Sarah Jane Adventures 5:30pm Roy Comedy drama. The O'Brien family are new in town. 6:00pm Newsround Topical news magazine for children. 6:05pm Shaun the Sheep Animated adventures of a lamb at nursery school. 6:15pm Antiques Road Trip 7:00pm Olympics 2012 More action from across the Games as all the team competitions reach a crucial stage. 8:00pm Coast 8:30pm EastEnders Shirley makes a momentous life decision on the day of her sponsored abseil. 9:00pm Hairy Dieters: How to Love Food and Lose Weight 10:00pm Wonderland 11:00pm Olympics 2012 11:40pm Newsnight

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BBC4 8:00pm BBC World News London Live The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective. 8:30pm BBC Proms 10:10pm The Story of Musicals 11:10pm Sinatra Sings 12:10am Frost on Interviews 1:10am Nature's Microworlds 1:40am Lost Cities of the Ancients 2:40am Sinatra Sings 3:40am The Story of Musicals

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12:35am Poms in Paradise Documentary series following some of the Brits who have settled in Australia's Gold Coast. 1:00am Jackpot247 Join the presenters live and play roulette on your telly. 4:00am Tonight 4:25am ITV Nightscreen Textbased information service. 5:35am The Jeremy Kyle Show

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4:10pm Chinese Food in Minutes Chinese cookery show with chef Ching-He Huang. 4:15pm Jane Doe - The Harder They Fall Mystery drama about a crime-fighting sleuth with a double life. 6:00pm 5 News at 5 National and international news. 6:30pm Neighbours Vanessa gets the wrong idea when Rhys invites her over. 7:00pm Monkey Life Series about Dorset's Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre. 7:30pm 5 News 8:00pm Cowboy Traders 9:00pm Born to Kill 10:00pm The Hotel Inspector Documentary series with hotelier Alex Polizzi. 11:00pm Big Brother

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12:20am Random Acts 12:25am 24 Hours in A and E 1:30am Undercover Boss 2:25am Undercover at the News of the World 3:20am A Short History of Everything Else 3:50am Dispatches Britain's high streets are struggling to survive, but one business is booming; betting shops. 4:20am Apocalypse: The Second World War 5:20am Chrono-Perambulator 5:30am Countdown

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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 Don't Stop Me Now 10:00am Got to Dance 12:30pm Glee 1:30pm Futurama 2:00pm Got to Dance 4:00pm Modern Family 4:30pm The Middle 5:00pm Modern Family 5:30pm The Middle 6:00pm Futurama 6:30pm The Simpsons 7:00pm Glee 8:00pm The Simpsons 9:00pm Sinbad 10:00pm Mount Pleasant 11:00pm Ultimate Road Wars 12:00am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 1:00am My Holiday Hostage Hell 2:00am Road Wars 3:00am Don't Stop Me Now 3:55am Caprica 4:45am Emergency Abroad 5:35am Airline

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 5:50am Dragnet 7:40am The Truth About Cats and Dogs 9:25am Transformers: Dark of the

Moon Special 9:55am The Royal Tenenbaums 11:55am Marmaduke 1:30pm Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son 3:20pm Take Me Home Tonight 5:05pm Cowboys and Aliens 35mm Special 5:35pm The Truth About Cats and Dogs 7:20pm Marmaduke 9:00pm Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son 11:00pm Take Me Home Tonight 12:45am The Royal Tenenbaums 2:40am 41 YearOld Virgin Who Knocked Sarah 4:10am Broadcast News

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6:00am Soldier of Fortune 7:35am Gunsmoke 8:40am The High Chaparral 9:45am Bombers B-52 11:45am Bandolero! 1:45pm Gunsmoke 2:50pm The High Chaparral

5:10pm Scents and Sensibility 6:45pm The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud 8:30pm Footloose Special

4:00pm Young Dillinger 6:00pm Betrayed 8:05pm Fathers' Day 10:00pm Deep Blue Sea

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The Bottle Top Cure EMAUS introduced me to Debbie, an enterprising Scottish mum from the Kingdom of Fife, who is devoting her life to improving that of her daughter, Keira, who suffered brain damage at birth. KEIRA was starved of oxygen for 15 minutes at birth and that is a long time. Parents of children like Keira often give up the 24 hours a day battle and hand them over to a charity like EMAUS but Keira’s mum, Debbie, will not think of such a thing. Local therapy last for just 45 minutes and at a less intensive level but in the last few weeks the EMAUS bus has been broken and they couldn’t travel to the hospital. However, Debbie has researched a facility in Florida that takes a far more energetic approach to therapy; they work with the child for four hours every day, then hand them over for high pressure oxygen therapy for the afternoon. They also use a Therasuit, a development from the Russian suit used to reacclimatise cosmonauts to life in gravity, to aid muscle co-ordination. I know that modern stroke treatment believes that the old gentle and restful approach simply does not work. Many doctors now advocate making the damaged brain work, and work hard. Stroke sufferers often have to relearn how to read, write and walk, and the faster you start to do it, the faster the brain can be encouraged to make new nerve systems to replace those that were damaged.

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This appears to be the Florida approach. You can see their website at www.innovative childrenstherapy.com. I like their opening statement: “While we ask our patients to work hard in order to achieve their potential in therapy, we believe in using games, laughter, silliness, and love to motivate and encourage our patients.” Language learning is easy for a child but becomes more difficult as the years pass. As I understand it, circuits in the brain complete their development and stop changing, so this perhaps similar treatment is best carried out before the age of seven, and Keira is now nearly five. She did go to the Florida centre a couple of years ago and Debbie tells me the

HOPING FOR SPONSORS: Four-year-old Keira. change in Keira was dramatic. Previously she could hardly move but afterwards she could roll over and bunny-hop along the floor. The treatment needs to be repeated regularly but Debbie has been unable to raise the funds in the last two years, though she did achieve €5,000 for an intensive treatment in Barcelona, but she says it had little effect. Virgin Airways are stumping up for the flights and Debbie hopes that McDonald’s will provide hostel accommodation but the therapy costs $12,000 for three weeks. Now she is halfway to her goal herself, principally through collecting bottle tops that she sells for recycling. She urgently needs €6,500. Her husband has three jobs but they will never raise the rest of the cash alone. Debbie is planning a website where sponsors can watch Keira undergoing treatment. Is there a charity, club or bar out there who will help to change a child’s entire life? You can contact Debbie on espanglish@hotmail. com or me of course at charities.corner@gmail. com. Why not come to the ‘Keira Day’ on Saturday

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Stat of week FOREIGN tourists spent €23.6 billion in Spain during the first six months of 2012, an average of €111 each per day.

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Property boost from sick euro By Business Editor Brendan Small ONGOING poor euro exchange rates against the British pound are providing a small ray of hope over limited parts of the Spanish second

homes market, with bargain-hunting Britons jumping on to the property ladder as house, apartment and villa prices continue to fall. The strength of the pound now sees it worth around €1.28, compared to €1.14 a year ago. Additionally Spanish property has suffered its biggest slump in value over the past year since the onset of the global financial crisis in 2007, with national economic need with money they did woes and banking not have,” he added. problems creating even Catholics - and all ‘people greater pressure on of goodwill’ - could forego real estate. one of their extra bonus But overseas payments to charities, mortgage specialist helping those most broker Conti which affected. operates in 45 Meanwhile, it has been countries reported a 33 revealed that middle-class per cent rise in Spanish jobless people are mortgage enquiries becoming the ‘new poor’ in over May and June Spain, with immigrants no compared to previous longer a majority at social monthly averages. dining rooms throughout Claire Nessling, the nation. director at Conti, said: Equal to the soup “The Spanish market kitchens of the 1930s’ has reached a low Depression, most people point, so buyers are attending dining rooms in shopping for a bargain, Madrid, Valencia and with the growing Barcelona, plus in leading strength of the pound resorts and towns and low interest rates elsewhere, are middle-aged making holiday homes unemployed Spanish men. attractively affordable.”

Give bonus pay to charities plea BONUS payments received by workers should be donated to charity, the Bishop of San Sebastian has urged. Employees traditionally receive an extra month’s pay in June and December, although most civil servants stand to lose their Christmas payout to the government’s austerity measures. “Despite this, the populace should show solidarity towards those now suffering most,” said Jose Ignacio Munilla. “The crisis is a sin we are all accessories to. “Administrations compromised the future by spending money they did not have, and people bought what they did not

Money! A case of adios all round

Bank of Spain in Madrid.

SPAIN’S banks are haemorrhaging money with depositors reportedly continuing to pull cash out at a frightening rate. More than €40 billion was withdrawn in May, according to a new report from the Bank of Spain. That made total withdrawals for the first five months of the year to €163 billion, representing about 16 per cent of the nation’s GDP. Domestic banks sending money abroad, foreign lenders pulling out cash and mostly non-resident investors dumping domestic assets are said to be jointly responsible for the huge losses. The figures show that austerity measures and requests to help recapitalise Spanish banks only calmed investors temporarily.

BETTER BUYS: Ever-lower prices and a strengthening pound against the euro are giving real estate sales a ray of hope.


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Is there stamp duty on a shop rental contract?

Q

I am in the process of renting shop premises in Fuengirola. The rental is to be €2,100 a month, and a gestor tells me that I will have to pay stamp duty of €1,000. Is this absolutely necessary, as I have never heard of it before? D G (Costa del Sol)

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The short answer is that it is not absolutely necessary to register your contract and to pay the corresponding stamp duty, but it is a very good idea to ensure that the terms of the contract can be You and the effectively enforced. Let’s go into a little Law in Spain more detail. By David Searl The rental contract can be a simple written agreement between you and the owner of the premises. This private agreement may serve very well as long as it is perfectly clear and no serious dispute arises. However, very few contracts cover all the possible situations that can arise. What if you cannot pay the rent for a time? Is this specified? What if the landlord sells the premises? Do you have the right to continue in the shop? Usually it is better to have a formal contract, which you make before a Spanish notary, and which is then registered in a special section of the Property Registry. This registration requires payment of stamp duty, just as if you were registering the purchase of a house in your name, along with the notary fee. Your contract is then a registered legal document and its terms can be enforced more effectively. The fee for this registration has risen steadily recently and is now 1.5 per cent. This percentage is applied to the total contract amount. Your contract sounds like it comes to about €25,000 a year, which would give about €375 for the stamp duty, usually referred to as Actos Juridicos. If the agreement is for a total of three years, this would put your stamp duty somewhere around the fee set by the gestoria. 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.

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Finger of blame pointed for frauds PAY freezes, unemployment and inflation are to blame for rises in company insider frauds, according to CIFAS, the UK fraud prevention service.

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WOOLWICH ferry workers in London have finally reached agreement - after months of talks on extra compensation for additional work during the present London 2012 Olympic Games.

When a real crisis is not seen as the top priority AS many will know, I have often considered the ‘peripheral’ members of the Eurozone, and suggested means by which their problems might be resolved. Most solutions have revolved around the impoverished southern countries voluntarily quitting the Euro instead of just passively waiting until a final economic collapse forces them out. Now, however, Ambrose EvansPritchard, a leading financial correspondent, has come up with an intriguingly alternative plan. Taking Spain’s predicament as a prime example of a bad situation mainly of the national banks’ own making - rendered even worse by political interference and incompetence, he suggests that the debt-ridden peripheral countries, Spain, Greece, Portugal, and Italy and perhaps Ireland - should form their own bloc. Then, using their joint ECB voting representation (against Germany’s two votes, plus a few from other ‘hard-core’ states) they should compel the European Central Bank (ECB) to comply with the provisions of the Lisbon Treaty which oblige that entity to ‘contribute to the stability of the financial system’, thus forcing a showdown. Of course, pointing as it might to ECB bond purchases, this would run contrary to Germany’s long-

FLASHBACK: Protest riots in Athens have been part of life in Greece over the last 12 months.

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standing mistrust of anything that smacks of its own taxpayers being obliged to dig even deeper than they already do, to cover the undoubted costs of such a move. It may also prove to be the proverbial last straw, leading to the hard core nations, led by Germany, storming out in protest. But if this were to happen, it might in fact be the best solution, the final cutting away of the wreckage, and leaving the path clear for a once-again prosperous Europe. With the ‘hard core’ removed from the equation, the ‘Club Med’ countries would have the Eurozone to themselves, which would of course lead to the single currency being drastically devalued on international markets. At first sight FOUR consecutive years of falls in completed this might appear home builds have been recorded in Spain a truly frightening since the 2007 peak in construction, official prospect, but just data shows. In total this represents a 74 per think about it for cent fall in the market overall. a moment.

Falling, and still falling

A devalued Euro would provide these nations with many of the advantages of reverting to their own currencies, but with the provisions of the Lisbon Treaty providing backup from the ECB. Such a realignment would, following a settling-down period with the devalued Euro, allow these countries to recover their competitiveness while honouring their euro-debt contracts. There would be difficult times of course, but for the presently-desperate Eurozone citizens, a glimmer of light in the darkness, leading eventually to the clearing of debts and, should they wish, to making a new start with their own separate currencies. Dearly as I would like to claim credit for these revolutionary ideas, it is Evans-Pritchard who must be awarded top spot on the podium, with a gold medal glinting in the sun. Ideas are wonderful, capable of changing - sometimes quite drastically - the course of individuals and nations, but they need the will to bring them to fruition. Perhaps it’s time the politicians of the peripheral states - those searching so desperately for rescue - considered such proposals. They may, after all, contain the seeds of their salvation.


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ONE of the most financially damaging taxes facing wealthier British families is UK inheritance tax. Living overseas does not automatically protect you from inheritance tax since liability does not rest on residence or even nationality, but on domicile. Domicile is a complex UK common law concept. If claiming a change of domicile the onus is on you (or more usually on your family when inheriting your assets) to prove you were non-UK domicile at the date of death, in the event of a challenge from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). Anyone who is UK domiciled or deemed UK domiciled is liable to inheritance tax on their worldwide assets. The current tax threshold is £325,000 per individual or £650,000 for spouses/civil partners. Any amount over these figures is taxed at 40%. Transfers between spouses are exempt (unless your spouse is a non-domicile). Assets situated in another country may also be liable to inheritance tax there, although in most cases the UK would give credit for the tax paid overseas. This would be the case for British expatriates living here in Spain. If you are an expatriate

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with a worldwide estate worth over the inheritance tax threshold, you need to take professional advice from a firm such as Blevins Franks to establish both your domicile status and how inheritance tax interacts with Spanish succession tax. Blevins Franks are highly experienced in determining domicile and how double tax treaties affect an expatriate’s tax position. Under UK law you can only ever have one domicile at a time. You can never be without a domicile. Your place of domicile does not have to be the country where you have your closest personal association. You can live in Spain for many years and remain a UK domicile. The basic rule is that you are domiciled in the country

where your life is centred, and which you regard as your homeland. Changing your domicile is seen as very serious step. There are three types of domicile under English law: Domicile of origin - a child takes his father’s domicile of origin at the time of birth, not necessarily the country where you are born. A child of a single or widowed mother takes the mother's domicile. Domicile of dependence - applies to women married before 1974, children and mentally disordered persons. Domicile of choice - can be acquired by moving to another country which then replaces either domicile of origin or dependence. To acquire a domicile of choice here you must be physically present and tax resident in Spain, and have formed the intention of living here permanently, and not foreseeing any reason to return to the UK, such as widowhood or illness. You need to sever as many ties as possible with the UK. This in-

cludes disposing of UK property; resigning from memberships; cutting business interests; scaling down UK bank accounts, investments etc, and setting up new ones elsewhere. You should also be careful about the number of trips you make to the UK. Even stipulating in your Will that you wish to be buried in the UK will count against your case. HMRC will look for any indication that you regard the UK as your homeland and may return for good one day. It takes at least three years to shed UK domicile for inheritance tax purposes. You will be deemed domiciled in the UK for inheritance tax if you were UK domiciled at any time in the previous three years, or were resident in the UK for any part of at least 17 of the last 20 tax years. Although the link to domicile of origin can be removed, it is not destroyed and can be instantly reinstated. If you leave Spain and move to a third country, you

would re-acquire your UK domicile of origin unless you can demonstrate you have moved to a new domicile of choice. Inheritance tax is often described as a “voluntary tax” since tax planning devices are available to mitigate or avoid it. There are a number of ways in which your domicile status can be satisfactorily tested, but professional guidance will be required. In practice HMRC will not consider this until it becomes relevant for some tax purpose. If you get it wrong your heirs could receive an unexpected tax bill. Speak to an international tax and wealth manager like Blevins Franks for clarity on your situation. Summarised tax information is based upon our understanding of current laws and practices which may change. Individuals must take personalised advice. To keep in touch with the latest developments in the offshore world, check out the latest news on our website www.blevinsfranks.com


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SPENDING by tourists is putting bread on the table for many Spaniards this summer, and especially for the people of Madrid. Internatonal tourists spent nearly €24 million in the first half of the year, according to figures from the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism. This was a 5.6 per cent improvement on figures for the same time last year. The bulk of money was due to spending by British tourists, followed by German, Nordic and then French travellers. But on the reverse side of the coin, there has been a mass exodus of British expatriates worldwide - including an estimated 150,000 plus living in Spain going back to London for the 2012 Olympics. Just over one in every five were said to have plans to return home for the Games. At the same time they would also see family, according to a bank survey.

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‘Glamping’ offers a glam side to the challenges of camping CAMPING in any shape or form is not my preferred way of enjoying life. I am not a total novice, as the following clearly displays: I once tried it in the deserts A look of Arabia at finance but almost for females sweated to death. Jane Plunkett Then I jane.plunkett@euroweeklynews. also tried it com in Thailand though there I spent the entire night swatting mosquitoes and poring antiitch cream onto massive bites. And additionally I gave camping a whirl in my native Ireland, and there the wind nearly swept the tent away, while at the same time, a flood of rainwater

Loose change

Micro motoring keeps industry on road SALES of micro vehicles - which can be used by motorcycle licence holders - plus purchases of small 4x4s are increasing, but Spain’s motoring industry is otherwise in the doldrums, with new vehicle sales falling 17 per cent in July, one of the worst in history.

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UNDER CANVAS: Added extras now available with ‘glamping’. soaked my sleeping bag. Not surprisingly, I am therefore now slightly encouraged to hear about ‘glamping’ (glamorous camping). Basically it is camping, but without the mosquito swatting, neck cricks from dodgy pillows and serious sweating induced by cheap plastic tents. Glamping means instead luxurious tents, an outdoor shower, chefprepared meals, organic food, spa treatments and maybe even a butler! In these times of austerity

alternative holidays aren’t just all-therage, they are also a necessity. And luckily for us in Spain, the world of glamping is booming. On the Goglamping website, which offers details about glamping across the world, Spain features the most choices and opportunities. From Extremadura to Murcia, to Alicante and the Spanish Pyrenees, accommodation options range from beautiful traditional Bedouin tents and Safari tents to self-contained yurts and much more. Most glamping sites are set in picturesque mountain areas or cosy bays, but they are always a little off the beaten track. This equals less temptation to spend money in the local shops and restaurants. Glamping prices vary, but for four people sharing, tariffs start from only €30 a night, and just €180 per person for an entire week. Take your own food, barbecue, chill by the pool, enjoy long walks, horse ride or head for fun in the world of water sports... it all sounds appealing. And most importantly the chance to relax and get away from it all in luxury without spending a fortune you do not possess.

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Spanish architect takes forgeries fight to court A SPANISH architect, who alleges that Qatar forged nearly 1,000 street lamps she designed, has filed a lawsuit against the Gulf state. Beth GalĂ­ said she was invited to design the street lamps for a 10kilometre stretch of road in Doha for the 2006 Asian Games. Authorities in the gas-rich state chose the ‘Latina’ design but instead of purchasing the lights from the official manufacturer, they commissioned Ashghal, the Qatari Public Works Authority, to copy the design, the architect claims. GalĂ­, together with manufacturer Santa & Cole and the Barcelona Design Centre, have now issued a public statement confirming that after six years of attempting to reach an amicable agreement, she plans to press ahead with a legal case. “The case is now in the hands of the Courts of Barcelona and one of the largest acts of piracy in the history of design committed by a sovereign state is now being made public,â€? GalĂ­ said in a recent statement published on the

LIT UP: Doha, the capital of Qatar, where forged Spanish-designed street lamps have allegedly been installed. Barcelona Design Centre website. Catalina-based GalĂ­ said Ashghal requested Santa & Cole to submit lighting designs for a project for Al Waab Street in 2005. GalĂ­ submitted five designs with models and technical specifications and adapted the design of the Latina light. Ashghal installed approximately

900 forgeries of the light in 2006, said GalĂ­. Javier Nieto Santa, Chairman of Santa & Cole, said the forgery shows a complete disregard for copyright. “It is unbelievable that Qatar, a sovereign nation and member of the World Intellectual Property Organisation, could commit such a large case of forgery.â€?

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FAST-FOOD firms in Chile still use toys to attract child customers, despite a ban. Statistics show nearly 25 per cent of all six-year-olds in the country suffer from obesity.

Down to earth AN Australian man claims he was kept on hold for 15 hours by national airline Qantas, during which time he read a book entitled ‘Judgment in Managerial Decision Making’. The carrier says it has no record of the call.

Golden rule is to keep asking one simple question In the first of a new monthly series, Nigel Fitzpatrick looks at how to buy a business BUYING a business in Spain is a daunting prospect when you are from another country. The language barriers, the process plus the red tape make it at times seem impossible, yet actually it’s fairly straightforward. Buying a business here in Spain is no different to buying one in the UK or in other parts of Europe. But there is a simple question to keep asking yourself in Spain. “Would I do this elsewhere, including in the UK?� If the answer is no, then invariably it’s right. The golden rule is not to get carried away with it all and keep your head; after all, you are about to go into business! Number One rule is to always appoint a well-known and recommended lawyer. He or she as a lawyer will negotiate on your behalf with the Spanish business owner and landlord (if language is a problem) and help you get the best deal. You may well be purchasing a business run by someone originally from the UK, and because of no language barriers, you may think you don’t need a lawyer. Wrong! Prepare yourself for the purchase, sit down and structure a personal business plan.

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Research the business in question. Do your ‘due diligence’ and don’t rush in. Visit the business at different times of the day, sit outside and watch. Do this for a week and it will provide a good understanding of the situation. Do not ignore potential competitors. See how and what they are doing. Build your knowledge and use it to full advantage when starting your business.

How long does it take to buy a business? Purchasing is not a lengthy procedure as long as all financing arrangements run smoothly and to plan, and normally can be completed in a matter of weeks. A lawyer will normally charge â‚Ź80â‚Ź1,500 for the conveyancing work carried out, and an opening licence, if needed, costs in the region of â‚Ź600.

Next month: I will cover how to compile a business plan. Every business should have one!

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Cancer and quake survivor has a clear eye for charity Globetrotting freelance journalist Ulrica Marshall survived the 2011 Japanese earthquake and has now lived in Spain with her family for just seven months. Nicole Hallett reports. Tell us about your debut novel $Expat Wives. Stranger than fiction stories on events witnessed or heard, set to a fictional account of a British woman living in Japan with her family. It is an eyeopener and armchair visit to Japan, although also partially set in Mallorca. Why donate the profits to Run for the Cure Foundation? I am a breast cancer survivor and led an Englishspeaking support group in Tokyo. A friend and fellow survivor established it to help Japanese women receive early diagnosis. Most like to meet? A Hollywood producer keen on turning $Expat Wives into a TV series or movie.

Present work? I write a weekly column for EWN. Future plans? Another novel; really different in the light, tongue-in-cheek tone of $Expat Wives. Scariest experience? In Tokyo during the 2011 earthquake; I thought I was facing the final curtain. Then there was aftershock after aftershock and the radiation scare. Seeing all the horror of people who suffered major losses. Funniest? Six people arriving at my apartment in Japan to change the dishwasher and they returned one week later to ensure it was working to capacity. I guess that is why they have full employment.

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Vital Statistics • Born: Sweden • Lives: Mallorca • Age: Old enough to know better, young enough not to care • Status: Married with two young daughters • Hobbies: Snow ski-ing. • Best thing about Spain: Family-focused • Worst: Tardiness • Always in fridge: Alioli, avocado and a rosado wine • Previously lived: Sweden, UK, France, Japan • Loves: Sun • Dislikes: Bullies

EWN COMMENT A study in perpetual motion SPAIN’S short-selling crackdown can bring only short-term benefits and the ban is a threat to liquidity and the functions of the markets, experts warned. Markets are not NGOs and they have little remorse for the misery they inflict with their lust for

constant movement. The economic crisis might be a battlefield for Spain and its government but for the markets and speculators it is simply a croupier’s table.

A drop in the ocean FORMER presidents and ministers must now choose between the 24-month payment routinely granted on leaving office and earnings from their public or private employment. State handouts to those least requiring them are a covetable feature of public life and the measure is a step in the right direction. Nevertheless ‘shut’ and ‘stable door’ come to mind, while a cull of aides and close advisers is still sorely needed.


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IN his letter (Issue 1412) Andrew Coates asked why public transport terminates so early in Spain. I believe local town halls have an arrangement with taxi drivers. In most leading countries public transport continues with a night service, even if a restricted service. I would gladly pay up to €1 more on top of my usual €1.40 to get out of Benidorm at 2am than pay €14 for a taxi for the same trip. I would rather spend that money on a show or a meal. Spain would do well financially if they encourage people to stay in town for the night and spend money rather than people getting on the 10pm bus back to their towns. The same goes for the airport. The last bus leaves at 11pm when flights are still arriving in the early hours of the morning. M Hughes, Altea, (Alicante)

A little late IT is commendable that the European Commission has sent €21.1 million to Spain to cover the cost of the Lorca earthquake (Issue 1413). However, this is 15 months later. Surely this money to repair the streets, railway lines, water supply and sewage as well as re-housing 10,000 residents, who lost their homes, should have come sooner. Ah, well, better late than never, I suppose. Rachel Button, Almeria

Much better I LIVE just outside Javea Port and frequently walk in the area referred to by Phil Harding in his letter (Issue 1412). The two ‘before’ and ‘after’ photographs with his letter show how use of this public thoroughfare has benefited by the removal of the tables and chairs beside the sea wall. No longer is it a narrow and often terribly congested obstacle course. It has become a beautiful, wide and spacious walk, to be appreciated and enjoyed by all residents, visitors and cyclists. A pleasure to view and use and a huge asset to the port’s water frontage. The mayor should be congratulated for his foresight in enforcing the regulations which have brought about this splendid transformation. Peter Twelftree, Javea (Alicante)

Street cheer FURTHER to the article ‘Large botellon crowds affect local tourism’ (Almeria,

Snapped! By Sian Harris from Elviria (Malaga)

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I AM 14 years old and have lived in Spain nearly seven years. I enjoy spending lots of time on the beach near my house. I love photography and would like to go to university and study it. This photo was taken one evening when I was walking along the beach and the sun started to set. I picked a good spot behind some tall dry grass and took a few photos. The sky was absolutely beautiful. The colours were amazing and the sea was very calm. SUNSET: A pleasing beachside photo.

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Issue 1413). This trend started in the 80s with Andalucia workers wanting to enjoy a cheap drink outside instead of paying bar prices. In the 90s young people adopted it and it is now standard practice. I think they should provide an area away from residential homes so that they are not a nuisance. If they wanted to they could charge €2 for entry, which would then pay for the cleaning staff to clear up the mess the next day. Louise Linnen, Almeria

Bouncing back FOLLOWING the opening of a popular supermarket chain our two little shops in Javea and Benissa started to lose business. The town hall were not much help. Our prices have always been the best around as we have not got large

overheads. We have worked in our business for nearly 18 years and it upset us when suddenly we had to fight for our survival. The town hall employed an authoritarian policeman and in September alone we had three parking tickets for unloading our van and, as is usual, parking spaces disappeared in the village, and trees and paved areas were put in instead. This seems to be happening all around the Costa Blanca. I cannot understand their logic. They do not care for their local businesses. They only thing we could do, other than close, like the majority of little shops, was to move into our present premises and we have not looked back since, and with the help of our EWN advert we are definitely on the way up. Julie Day, by email

Helping hand I WOULD like to thank the EWN and Paul Deed for all their help prior to me opening my cancer research charity shop in La Nucia. The shop was empty with no sign of donations. Paul came along and took a picture of me with my empty shelves and did a piece about it in the paper. After it appeared in the paper (Issue 1408), the phone did not stop ringing and the shop was soon full. We are now due to open thanks to

9 - 15 August 2012 Costa Blanca North the generous EWN readers. If the EWN and Paul had not come to my rescue, I fear the shop would never have opened. Gary Burr, Finestrat (Alicante)

Heartbreaking I KNOW hundreds of thousands of cows must be slaughtered in Spain, but I found the story on the 5,000 horses killed each month due to the crisis heartbreaking (Issue 1413). It is a shame there is such a long waiting list at animal charities. They do the best they can in difficult circumstances and really need all the help they can get from the public so they can help these animals. JB, Mojacar (Almeria)

Travel alert I WOULD advise passengers to keep hand luggage with them when travelling with a certain airline, especially if there are valuable items inside. My daughter was travelling with hand luggage only. Because the flight was full they offered to put her case through free of charge, which she did. When home, she found her case had been unzipped and a letter ripped open and the contents removed. Her make-up was tipped out and an expensive shaver taken. My neighbour has also had things removed from his case a few months ago and I had things taken from mine in January of this year.

L Grinyer, Cartama (Malaga)

Trade in trams I AGREE with Peter Wilkinson’s letter (27/7) concerning the ‘ill-conceived’ tramway of Velez Malaga and Torre del Mar where there are only 75,000 people. In Morocco, the recently opened tramway connecting Rabat and Sale serves a population well in excess of two million. The tramway under construction in Casablanca will serve in the region of six million people. I read recently that Velez were wondering what to do with the carriages. Perhaps they should try and sell them to the Casablanca Tram. Peter Sanderson, Estepona (Malaga)

Stolen plants TORREVIEJA Town Hall has spent time and money on improving the area in Calla Salinas, Los Balcones. It looks really good. They planted trees and plants and water them frequently but someone has already pinched four plants from opposite our home. What low-lifes! Barbara Dale, Torrevieja (Alicante)

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Oddly, the Olympics keep getting their own back

LEAPY LEE SAYS IT

Good luck to Britain in winning more medals.

‘Hey Jude’ keeps rearing its annoying head. This song was the McCartney composition that kept me at number two in the British charts for 23 weeks and subsequently cost me a fortune. So all of you who wrote and gloated can gain even more satisfaction knowing this stroke of utter mistiming keeps coming back to haunt me.

OTHERS THINK IT

As this week’s final word on these glorious Games, I would like to add I have never been more delighted to be so utterly wrong and hope by the time you read this I will have been proven even more of a nit. As a final, final word, I still consider many of the events that have brought a whole swathe of medals, are not open to the hoi polloi, and are restricted to the privileged few and not as

accessible as they should be. Horse-riding, rowing and sailing, to name but a few. Another wonderful result this week was seeing those ‘parents from hell’* jailed for 25 years for the ‘honour’ murder of their beautiful 17year-old daughter. And what wonderful words from the judge when he told them, and I quote: ‘Shafilea was a determined, able and ambitious girl who wanted to live a life which was normal

in a country in which you had chosen to live and bring up your children. ‘However, you could not tolerate the life Shafilea wanted to live. Although she went to local schools you objected to her socialising with fellow white pupils. You objected to her wearing Western clothes and objected to her having contact with boys. You wanted your family to live in Pakistan in Warrington’. Well done, judge! Couldn’t have put it better myself! Keep the faith, Love Leapy. Leapylee2002@gmail.com *Iftikar and Farzana Ahmed, strict Muslims from Pakistan, were found guilty of the 2003 honour killing of their daughter Shafilea. They suffocated the 17-year-old in front of their four other children at their home in Warrington, Cheshire, after she rejected a forced marriage in Pakistan.

AN Italian man who told his cousin he had ‘no balls’ will now have to pay a fine. The judge has ruled that the insult had an ‘injurious quality’ to the male pride.

Bruce advice WORLD leaders should listen to Bruce Springsteen for economic advice, claims Australian Treasurer, Wayne Swan. He says the American rocker’s lyrics predict economic hardship way before economists pay attention.

Whale tale DON’T you hate it when you go for a swim only to find a dead 30-tonne whale in the pool? That’s what happened to Sydney swimmers last week, after heavy rain washed the sea creature inland.

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The historic Cafe Gijon in Madrid was sold to the highest bidder.

The unbalanced scales of history A

s we all know, history is never balanced and is the propaganda of the victors. Not always; despite being routed in the Spanish Civil War, the Republican side, for which my father fought, has the last laugh. All edifices and monuments, street names and honours placed by the victorious nationalists, are being erased from the public consciousness. The latest to go is Valencia’s honorary mayor status granted to General Francisco Franco. Firebrand Communist Party leader and Stalinist Dolores Ibarruri will be smirking in her grave. I always said the Berlin Wall was never

Images of Spain By Mike Walsh www.michaelwalsh.es dismantled; it was moved to the Atlantic coastline.

Uniformed thieves WE are often reminded that corruption exists; sadly it is more common to the professional services than sink estates. I hear many

Famous watering hole DESPITE public protest and subscription, the historic Café Gijón situated on the main boulevard of Madrid’s Recoletas area, was sold to the highest bidder. The public’s bid, and that of the owners started at €65,000 but it couldn’t match the winning offer by a large company of €144,000. Founded in 1888 the watering hole, on a par with any similar on the Left Bank of Paris, was world famous for its patrons. Its aficionados included Andalucia poet Federico García Lorca, American writer Ernest Hemingway and Eva Gardner, the Hollywood actress who dominated the silver screen in the 1940s and 1950s.

stories of drivers being mugged by uniformed roadside thieves, and we are not talking police imposters. Clearly zero intolerance has more to do with bailing out town hall coffers than road safety. One courteous driver when stopped and questioned, removed his seat belt to retrieve his documents from the glove compartment. His papers were in order; he was fined €200 for not wearing his seat belt. It is becoming more difficult to tell them apart. We can’t; both empty our wallets.


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Why are the British the butt of Olympic-size fitness jokes? I N a recent UK medical journal, the British were labelled one of the laziest populations in the world. Lazier even than the Americans, a nation not known for their love of walking. Anywhere. Twice as lazy as the French. More than 63 per cent of Brits fail to get off their butts to carry out the recommended 150 minutes of weekly activity needed to maintain basic good health. Now, why are the British less active as a nation? I’d say the weather has something to do with it. I mean, who really enjoys going for a nice jog in the rain or NORA JOHNSON snow? Then, there’s the Nora, who has lived on the Costa del Sol for a number of years, is the author of psychological distance to work, suspense and crime thrillers. invariably necessitating a bus, train or car journey. Labour-saving devices like washing machines from working longer hours and and lighter vacuum cleaners more days than anywhere else in play their part as well. Europe might have a lot to do And just being plain knackered with it, too!

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Now, I’m not suggesting Brits hurl themselves about like rippling-muscled Olympian athletes. On the contrary, an acquaintance has a couple of simple ‘rules’ he sticks to. He uses the car as little as possible. Once parked, the car stays parked. The rest is done on foot, by bike or public transport. He never take lifts or escalators where there are stairs. Oh, and he walks a couple of kilometres a day. No big deal, but he does it every day… and that’s what counts. So, you could be spending your next 20 years being spoon fed by a nurse after a massive stroke. Or, if you exercise, spend the next 20 years chasing the nurse at Bradley Wiggins-speed around the front room. Your choice!

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8:05am Roobarb and Custard Too 8:15am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 8:25am Play! 8:35am Noddy in Toyland 8:45am Milkshake Monkey 8:50am Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures 9:00am Little Princess 9:15am The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 9:30am Angelina Ballerina 9:40am Rupert Bear 9:55am Bananas in Pyjamas 10:10am The Mr Men Show 10:25am Roary the Racing Car 10:40am Jelly Jamm 11:00am Power Rangers: Samurai 11:35am Batman: The Brave and the Bold 12:10pm Looney Tunes 12:15pm Big Brother 1:25pm The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D 3:10pm Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue

5:20pm Entrapment 7:25pm Deal or No Deal 8:25pm Channel 4 News 8:55pm 4thought.tv 9:00pm Come Dine with Me 10:00pm Thelma's Gypsy Girls 11:25pm Wedding Crashers

4:40pm The Karate Kid, Part II 6:50pm The Goonies Boys' Own-style adventure based on a story by Steven Spielberg. 8:55pm 5 News Weekend National and international news. 9:00pm Once Upon a Time 10:00pm Big Brother Catch up on the latest events inside the Big Brother house. 11:00pm Cradle 2 the Grave

Wedding Crashers 11:25pm Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn star in David Dobkin's romantic comedy as John Beckwith and Jeremy Gray, two friends who've worked out that weddings are the ideal place to pick up women at their most vulnerable.

8:00pm CH4 12:30am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 12:45am Weather The latest weather information. 12:50am Live at the Apollo 1:35am The Sky at Night The world of astronomy with Patrick Moore. 1:55am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 2:00am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather.

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8:00pm Pop Go the 60s, Tony Bennett 8:05pm Himalaya with Michael Palin The affable Michael Palin continues his latest ambitious trek, this time across the Himalayas. 9:05pm Reputations 10:00pm Frankie Howerd: Rather You Than Me 11:00pm Parkinson 11:35pm Omnibus 12:25am Wilderness Explored 1:25am Joy of Disco 2:25am Top of the Pops: The Story of 1976 3:15am Himalaya with Michael Palin

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Heard of the Forsyth Code? CATHERINE DE MEDICI had a penchant for indiscriminate destruction and being a member of one of Renaissance Italy’s most powerful families, she was permitted to indulge in her chosen hobby with abandon. The Medicis were at various times either in cahoots with or directly opposed to that other powerful family, the Borgias, well known for their desire for political and papal power at any cost. It was said that Lucrezia Borgia’s poisoning skills were second to none and that while her brother Cesare was off causing mayhem and terror in France she was happily despatching her own enemies with a nice cup of tea and a side of arsenic. An invite to dine at the Borgias was greeted with as much dismay and trepidation as a summons to ‘discuss’ your overdraft with the bank (although death by fiscal ineptitude is probably more painful than death by poisoning). While Catherine de Medici was encouraging lithe

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Leonardo da Vinci is now more famous for a code he never wrote. young artists and having an allegedly thoroughly debauched time of it, Lucrezia was bemoaning the fact that no one ever RSVP’d. Perhaps at this point her father (the Pope) should have taken her to one side and explained the cause and effect ratio of her arsenic habit: “Now

look here, little miss serial killer,” he may have said, “you’re not going to find a husband if you keep poisoning everyone within range. So get a grip and pour me a goblet of wine from the interesting looking bottle with the skull and crossbones label.”

Thankfully life has moved on and the Renaissance has been relegated to a room at the National Gallery and interminable lectures in front of a flock of bored-looking art students. Leonardo da Vinci is now more famous for a code he never wrote and is probably spinning in his tomb as hordes of bespectacled, socks and sandals wearing geeks, brandishing copies of Dan Brown’s oddly hysterical (as opposed to historical) book, attempt to erase layers of priceless pigment in the hope of discovering the truth about Christ. I can imagine Da Vinci, hands on hips, calmly yet forcefully explaining that the ‘Last Supper’ is actually a representation of the Last Supper. For the most part things really are what they seem. Close study of Machiavelli’s ‘The Prince’ would have afforded those desperate

conspiracy theorists a little insight into the workings of the political mind; he suggested that rumour and supposition and whispered threat of treason and espionage were cunning devices to divide and occupy an enemy that would have been spending far too much time planning and preparing for attack. The illusionist’s skill at distraction was one that Machiavelli felt all great men must master, that and the ability to snatch a coin from thin air and drink a casket of wine without falling over. Whether the stories about Catherine de Medici and Lucrezia Borgia were true, the fact remains that they and many other historically peripheral women were responsible for the patronage of great artists like Michelangelo and Bellini. It is quite likely that Catherine was the poster girl for sobriety and celibacy and Lucrezia was just a really bad cook. Oh, and have you noticed that the second figure to the left of Christ looks like Bruce Forsyth? Makes you think, doesn’t it?


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AGALUF! There, I've said it. As one of the most hotly debated venues in Spain this year, I decided it was time to engage in a wee social experiment to see what all the fuss is about. This notorious Mallorcan seaside resort actually boasts a stunning white sandy beach, with plenty of space and a glorious turquoise sea. The typical tourist here shuns sun lotion and favours food of the deep-fat fried variety, but there is also a surprising number of the fit and fabulous. Officials are, apparently, toying with the idea of renaming it to Nova Calvia to shake off unfavourable connotations and revamp it into a super-resort. Danger in many shapes does lurk in Magaluf. Unfortunately, some people put themselves in danger by ‘balconing’, which for those who don’t know, is the modern equivalent of Russian roulette and involves jumping from a balcony with the aim of landing in a pool.

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NOTORIOUS: But the resort boasts a white sandy beach and a glorious turquoise sea. However, it has left many dead, police and hoteliers horrified and the rest of us mystified at what the attraction is. On this occasion, the skies were clear apart from the odd low-flying plane advertising the megaclubs like BCM and Mallorca Rocks, but the day was young and we had many Magalufian experiences ahead of club-time.

WaveHouse is a recent addition - a chance for punters to try surfing or boarding in a controlled environment. Lots of fun - with only one A&E visit but the suspected broken rib was merely bruised, alongside the ego. By lunchtime, Magaluf is in full swing - there is really no need to bring a book - you can while away the hours reading

charming tank-top slogans, such as ‘On it ‘til we vomit’ and ‘All in favour of Viagra, please rise’. Sausages and beans are no longer the mainstay here; for the more discerning diner, you need only head to the brand new Nikki Beach where dishes range from sushi to sexy salad (their term) and chateaubriand. The bill will be about the same as most punters paid for their

package holiday, but target clients arrive on yachts or in Bentleys, though some seemingly - leave in police cars. During our late lunch, one man (allegedly a well-known, local restaurateur) punched the lights out of another, leading to a swift invasion of scores of police… I expected to witness the odd drunken fight, but not here. After lunch, we swerved the banana boats on the beach in favour of the upside-down house Katmandu, with its 4D cinema and stomach-turning games and rides. Worth a visit but best go before, not after, lunch as we found... Finally, we were ready for the pièce de résistance - BCM Planet Dance. My little troupe was excited to see brilliant singer Jessie J. We were fashionably late at 8pm, but JJ’s appearance on stage was closer to 11pm and four songs later she jetted off to a similarly brief appearance in Ibiza. All in all it was a curious sort of day, not devoid of danger. One to be recommended or repeated? Sure, just top up your insurance policies first.


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7:10am Louie 7:20am Wibbly Pig 7:30am 64 Zoo Lane 7:40am Chuggington 7:50am Rastamouse 8:00am Barney's Latin America 8:30am The League of Super Evil 8:40am Frankenstein's Cat 8:50am Arthur 9:15am Ooglies 9:30am Nina and the Neurons Go Eco 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 Driver Dan's Story Train 11:40am Woolly and Tig 11:45am Waybuloo 12:05pm In the Night Garden 12:35pm Animal Park 1:05pm The Gay Falcon 2:10pm A Date with the Falcon 3:15pm The Weakest Link

4.00pm - midnight 4:00pm Regional News 4:05pm I Want My Own Room Series in which kids take control of a room in their house and re-design it in any way they choose. 4:35pm Splatalot 5:00pm Copycats 5:15pm Shaun the Shechampionsheeps 5:30pm Project Parent 6:00pm Newsround 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News 7:30pm Regional News 8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm Food Factory 9:00pm EastEnders 9:30pm Panorama 10:00pm EastEnders 10:30pm Mrs. Brown's Boys Sitcom which follows the exploits of the working class Brown family. 11:00pm BBC News 11:25pm Regional News 11:30pm Weather 11:35pm A Question of Sport

12:10am Room 101 12:50am Raising Helen 2:40am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 2:45am Great British Islam 3:15am Holby City 4:15am Coast 5:15am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather.

BBC3 5:55am Snog, Marry, Avoid? 8:00pm Snog, Marry, Avoid? 8:30pm Great Movie Mistakes III 9:30pm Premiership's Most Amazing Moments 11:30pm EastEnders 12:00am EastEnders 12:30am Family Guy 12:52am Family Guy 1:15am American Dad! 1:37am American Dad! 2:00am Russell Howard's Good News 2:30am Live at the Electric 3:00am Absolute Power 4:55am Britain Unzipped 5:50am Russell Howard's Good News

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AIDS sufferer cured TIMOTHY RAY BROWN, also known as ‘the Berlin Patient’, addressed the media in Washington DC recently as doctors announced he was “cured of AIDS and will remain cured.” Brown underwent a stem cell transplant of his immune system, using cells from a donor who was genetically immune to the HIV virus. Brown was diagnosed with HIV while studying in Berlin in 1995 and was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2006. After trying chemotherapy unsuccessfully, in 2007 his doctors suggested the new treatment. He has not taken his HIV medication since the day of the transplant. Since then, he has become a figure of inspiration to AIDS sufferers around the world, and has established a new foundation in his name. However Steven Yuki, part of a team who claimed at an International Workshop on HIV and Hepatitis Virus in Sitges, Spain back in June, claims they might have found some of the virus still in his body. Brown is adamant any remnants of the virus are dead and cannot replicate, declaring “Let me be clear. I am HIV-negative.”

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Storm over treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome CONTROVERSY raged over a study claiming that cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) was the most cost-effective way to treat chronic fatigue syndrome. The study examined the cost-effectiveness of different treatments for sufferers of the illness, which affects between 120,000 and 200,000 people in Spain. It found there was roughly a 63 per cent chance that CBT would be the best choice, graded exercise therapy was ranked second at just over 25 per cent, while pacing (avoiding overexertion) scored only 2.6 per cent. Professor Paul McCrone, lead author of the study said that “investment would be justified in terms of

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Eat like a Champion WITH a certain international sporting event in full swing, health websites have been abuzz with advice on how to eat like an Olympian. British Olympic swimmer Gemma Spofforth has revealed she cuts out sugar prior to an event, and abstained from chocolate, ice cream and sweets prior to setting a world record in 2009. Meanwhile, Taekwondo competitor Jade Jones swears by protein bars to supplement her diet. As well as helping her posttraining recovery, this helps her feel full longer. Doctors do not recommend trying the Olympic rowing team diet however. A heavyweight rower has to consume around 6000 calories a day, more than twice the recommended daily allowance. This includes breakfast, second breakfast, lunch, post-training snack, dinner and a bedtime snack, as well as various sports drinks during training.

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7:10am Louie 7:20am Wibbly Pig 7:30am 64 Zoo Lane 7:40am Chuggington 7:50am Rastamouse 8:00am Barney's Latin America 8:30am The League of Super Evil 8:40am Frankenstein's Cat 8:50am Arthur 9:15am Ooglies 9:30am Nina and the Neurons Go Eco 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 Driver Dan's Story Train 11:40am 3rd and Bird 11:50am Waybuloo 12:10pm In the Night Garden 12:40pm Animal Park 1:10pm The Falcon Takes Over 2:15pm The Falcon's Brother 3:15pm The Weakest Link

5:35am The Jeremy Kyle Show 6:30am ITV Morning News 7:00am Daybreak 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30am This Morning The popular morning lifestyle magazine show with advice, chat and competitions. 12:25pm ITV News 12:30pm This Morning The popular morning lifestyle magazine show with advice, chat and competitions. 1:30pm Let's Do Lunch... With Gino and Mel 2:30pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 3:00pm Murder, She Wrote Drama series about a sleuthing writer who solves murder mysteries.

5:25am Countdown 6:10am Deal or No Deal 7:05am Sainsbury's London 2012 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am The Hoobs 8:00am Freshly Squeezed 8:30am According to Jim During a heat wave, Jim and the family sneak into the pool of a neighbour who is on holiday. 8:55am Will and Grace 9:25am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:55am Frasier 10:25am Come Dine with Me 10:55am Come Dine with Me 11:25am Come Dine with Me 11:55am Come Dine with Me 12:30pm Come Dine with Me 1:00pm Channel 4 News Includes news headlines and weather. 1:05pm A Place in the Sun 2:00pm Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard Eric gets the opportunity to use his favourite ingredient: chocolate. 2:30pm Siege of the Saxons

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HE culture of social drink driving tolerance in Spain is more relaxed than it is in Northern Europe. It reminds me of times when, in the 1960s, my friends, most of them police officers, would meet up at the Royal Oak. Some were on duty; some were not. “Where are you off to, Phil?” I would ask midway through the evening. I would then be told that there was some police work to see to; taking a statement or attending an incident. To say we were drunk would be an exaggeration, but without question we were, by today’s standards, unfit to be behind the wheel of a car. Then, when officers patrolled there was what we regarded as a culture of tolerance. The usual procedure was a finger wagging unless the driver was clearly drunk, then he or she would be breathalysed. The officers, and for the large part the community, felt the balance was right. The jury’s still out on that bar-debate subject. Recently it was announced by Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz and Director of the DGT Maria Segui that of those tested for drink driving during a recent

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A real sting in the tail was my coke spiked? Mike Walsh vwww.michaelwalsh.es Mike Walsh. Based the Costa Blanca, international journalist, author and professional writer: ex-business assessment executive Guild of Master Craftsmen. European correspondent Boston Revolutionary Radio.

campaign only 1 per cent tested positive. I imagine that does not include the blind-eye, ‘mind how you go, sir,’ results. My doctor once told me he attends many social occasions; as a teetotaller he gets more enjoyment from parties than do the drinkers. He told me: “Because I keep my wits about me, I enjoy the camaraderie more with the bonus that I am an amused spectator of those who get tipsy.” In Spain I have on occasion slightly pushed my luck and been glad of the more relaxed

GOLDEN RULE: Don’t drink and drive, stick to the soft drinks.

approach when I arrived home without being tested. I reckon I had more to fear from the braying of the holier than thou

1 per cent sanctimonious brigade who wouldn’t dab an alcoholic-laden dressing on a wound before driving.

I changed with the times; as a writer I cover a lot of ground across Europe for which I need to hire cars. I also have a lifestyle to consider and concede that being caught positive would be nothing short of calamitous. I bit the bullet. My friend questioned why I no longer bonded with the boys. When I told him, he said he would join me in self-denial. We two stuck to cokes and our small group thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. No one likes to be roadside checked and I cannot describe the feel good factor I felt at knowing that if stopped I had nothing to fear. Ironically there is a sting in the tail; I did suffer from a mild attack of gastro-enteritis in the early hours. Awaiting me in the morning was a missed email from my Ukrainian girlfriend, Nadia: ‘Enjoy your evening, but avoid drinking coke.’


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7:00am Guess with Jess 7:10am Louie 7:20am Wibbly Pig 7:30am 64 Zoo Lane 7:40am Chuggington 7:50am Rastamouse 8:00am Barney's Latin America 8:30am The League of Super Evil 8:40am Frankenstein's Cat 8:50am Arthur 9:15am Ooglies 9:30am Nina and the Neurons Go Eco 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 Driver Dan's Story Train 11:40am Waybuloo 12:00pm In the Night Garden 12:30pm Animal Park 1:00pm The Falcon Strikes Back 2:05pm The Falcon in Danger 3:15pm The Weakest Link

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12:15am The League Cup Show 1:15am The Invisible The story of life, death and something in between. 2:50am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 2:55am DIY SOS The Big Build Nick Knowles and the team work on another large scale building project. 3:55am Real Rescues 4:40am Britain's Heritage Heroes 5:10am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather.

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Dogs prefer an electric toothbrush to manual scrubbing. A keen swimmer!

Chillaxed THIS is my Fox Terrier Rosie, who likes nothing better than to swim a length of the pool and then stand on the step chilling out!

Sue Rose, Almoradi (Alicante) 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.

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infection (as is often the case with this breed), I have since been scrupulous about keeping my dogs’ teeth clean. Although it is not the most pleasant task in the world, taking the trouble to sit down with your dog on your lap and clean its teeth with a toothbrush and doggy toothpaste will usually ensure it lives longer. Having two dogs and getting lazier as I get older, I thought of using an electric toothbrush for the job, as I personally use one (not the same brush though...). Much to my surprise and my vet’s when I told him about it - the noise does not appear to upset the dogs and I would even say they prefer to have their teeth cleaned

by the less vigorous use of a small circulating brush, rather than the energetic motions normally necessary with a manual version. I started with a €5 battery-powered brush, which lasted for three months on two AA batteries, but have now upgraded to a more expensive rechargeable version. For dog-owners who may have been put off cleaning their pet’s teeth by the possible stress and effort involved, an electric toothbrush is the answer. Do your dog a favour, he or she cannot clean its own teeth and whatever they say on the pack of those chews you can buy, only a toothbrush gets into every corner of the mouth.


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LEO (July 24 - August 23) Looking for answers? They are there if only you go to the right source. There is no 'quick fix' this week and you need to delve deeper to get the information you need. It will be tempting to take a short cut but,believe me, it will not be worth the hassle in the longer term. Once you have the right facts you are truly in charge of what happens next.

VIRGO (August 24 - September 23)

IF ITʼS YOUR BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK:

Taking a more forceful approach with an authority figure will work only in short bursts. Nagging on and on won't, but you do need to get your point across.

so much easier.

LIBRA (September 24 - October 23)

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 - December 21)

SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22) The thing that you have to tackle this week is uppermost in your mind, but don't dwell on it. Write it down and what you intend doing about it, then put it away. Relax and get on with other things. When you do come to take it out again and face the situation it will be

go back to. Six years ago she’d left that city behind, along with Morgan Daire, the man who broke her heart. It almost destroyed her once, but hell, she loves a challenge! She’s working with the glamorous Verde Valmont and

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You are very much in two minds about how to deal with a personal situation. Ask yourself which approach will help and which will do nothing to help at all. Although you want to shout at someone and feel negative at times, hold fire.

Getting a romantic situation wrong could cause a humourous moment this weekend. I am not telling you this so you can avoid it. You could do with a good laugh right now. Planning ahead is your preferred method but sometimes it is the last-minute decision that brings the best results.

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Imposing restrictions on someone else also imposes restrictions on you. Why? Well, you have to hang around and see that your wishes are followed and take further action if they are not. Wouldn't it be easier to find some kind of compromise?

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20) Avoid getting involved in other people's arguments. There is no way that you can come out a winner if you do. Taking a step backwards is sometimes the best thing. You have been down this path before, and did your intervention do any good? Go and trim the roses or sort out those rockery stones instead.

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Born in Malaga on August 10, 1960, he is a famous actor, producer, director and singer. His full name is Jose Antonio Dominguez Banderas, although he took his motherʼs surname for the stage when he joined a theatre troupe, beginning an acting career that would lead him to be one of the best known Spanish actors in the world. Although he is a self-declared agnostic, he visits his home town to participate in Easter processions every year.

AQUARIUS (January 21 - February 19)

ARIES (March 21 - April 20)

The need to be popular midweek could see you veer off track on a business matter. You have been warned and will be able to avoid it if you wish. Do not underestimate how much hassle a wrong move could cause you. On the domestic front, you are able to fully relax and enjoy good company.

Having been dashing about like a mad thing, you find this week a refreshing change. Only when you slow down do you realise how much you have been doing and just how tired you have become. There are some social engagements that you would not miss for the world, however.

PISCES (February 20 - March 20)

TAURUS (April 21 - May 21)

As someone is not showing the required amount of interest in your activities, you need a plan. Telephoning them and pointing out what you have achieved is one way, but it's not cool. Getting a few people together and using someone else to blow your trumpet for you is better.

By using your intuition midweek, you will be able to solve a small problem at the weekend. Thinking ahead sometimes seems a waste of time to you because circumstances have a way of changing, but it makes sense to put in a bit of extra effort if you are able to avoid aggravation.

GEMINI (May 22 - June 21)

Just joking “Do you believe in life after death?” A boss asked one of his employees. “Actually, I do,” replied the subordinate. “Well, so do I,” the boss went on. “Because after you left early yesterday to go to your grandmother’s funeral, she stopped in to see you.”

A mistake seems a small thing until someone notices it. Although you feel that they are making a mountain out of a molehill, it still leaves a nasty feeling. Get out and do something completely different at the weekend. Not only will it blow the cobwebs away, but it will also put in perspective any negative thoughts.

SU DOKU HOW TO PLAY Fill the grid so that every row, every column and every 3X3 box contains the digits 1-9. There’s no maths involved. You solve the puzzle with reasoning and logic.

CANCER (June 22 - July 23)

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A business colleague may be less than honest with you. When it is a small matter you are used to them bending the truth. This is not, however, something that you will want to let go by, so stay on your toes. On the home front, you tend to be snappy with loved ones because you are feeling stressed.

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LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION acne, acre, alec, cane, cant, care, carl, cart, caul, cent, cert, clan, clue, cran, cult, cure ,curl, curt , cute, ,ecru, lace, narc, race, tact, talc, acute, caner, caret, carte, cater, clean, clear, cleat, crane, crate, cruel, cruet, cuter, enact ,eruct, lacer, lance, lucre, nacre, react, recta, tacet, trace, tract, truce, ulcer, uncle, acuter, canter, cantle, cartel, cattle, claret, curate, cutler, cutlet, cutter, cuttle, lancer, lancet, lucent, nectar, recant, rectal, trance, unlace, centaur, central, clatter, clutter, nuclear, unclear, uncrate, truncate, RELUCTANT

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BASED on Terence Rattigan’s 1952 play, this film features Hester Collyer (Rachel Weisz), a free-spirited wife trapped in a passionless marriage with an upperclass judge (Simon Russell Beale). An encounter with a troubled former Royal Air Force pilot (Tom Hiddleston) throws her life into turmoil as their erotic relationship leaves her emotionally stranded and physically isolated. 1h38m Director: Terence Davies Starring: Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston, Simon Russell Beale

Verde’s Irish assistant Emer. Then there’s her friend, Dublin designer, Murphy, an incorrigible rogue whose flirting causes jealousy and all sorts of trouble. She also encounters the sexy and handsome Sears Pearson, a New York ‘cool-hunter’. With Morgan and Sears vying for her attention, her love life is anything but smooth.

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1. 18th (1752), 2. 19th (1859), 3. 15th (1492), 4. 18th (1702), 5. 17th (1666), 6. 16th (1533), 7. 13th (1271), 8. 16th (1588), 9. 19th (1869), 10. 15th (1455-1485)

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How many English words of four letters or more can you make from the nine letters in our Nonagram puzzle? Each letter may be used only once (unless the letter appears twice). Each word MUST CONTAIN THE CENTRE LETTER (in this case D) and there must be AT LEAST ONE NINE LETTER WORD. Plurals, vulgarities or proper nouns are not allowed.


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Crosswords CRYPTIC Across 8 Doctor with a jab, not completely harsh (7) 9 First part of evolution going to seed (5) 10 Not exactly the nicest day for our group (9) 11 Does Royal Mail accept payment in fish? (3) 12 Rail transport that is intended for cheese (4) 13 Before much time has elapsed a nobleman takes that over there (5,2) 16 Pickpocket is returning to fashionable flat (7) 19 Couch from the Courts of Appeal (4) 22 Ron goes back for conjunction (3) 23 Fine pottery, or a pencil, perhaps (9) 24 The road to the rescue boat is harsh (5) 25 Starts with groups over the side (4,3) Down 1 We use Sid to write lyric poetry for us (5) 2 The Queen brings in ʻRule Britanniaʼ composer for profitable scheme (6) 3 Start playing new super kit (6,2) 4 A predicament caused by disorderly capers (6) 5 Further news reports that the Italian capital is thrown into confusion (4) 6 Oxford University attempt to contain constant expression of public disapproval (6)

ENGLISH - SPANISH The clues are mixed, some clues are in Spanish and some are in English. Across 1 Worse (4) 3 To kiss (5) 8 Plug (electrical) (7) 9 Abuchear (3) 10 Cave (5) 11 Meat (5) 12 Comer (3) 13 Ruso (7) 14 Céspedes (5) 15 Ciervo (4)

Co d e B r e a ke r 7 Sheet used to cultivate flowers (7) 14 Takes into account the appearance of spectres (8) 15 Musician paints his heart out (7) 17 Television show that sounds corny? (6) 18 Force the last of you into evening wear (6) 20 Ensign aboard vessel? (6) 21 Chef in kitchen returns with a weapon (5) 23 Keep making a little dog (4)

QUICK Across 1/1D Closely cropped hairstyle (4,3) 3 Devout (5) 8 Piece of land (7) 9 End parts of sleeves (5) 10 Fashion (5) 11 Deduce (7) 12 Demand (6) 14 Jockey shorts (6) 17 Betrayer (7) 19 Crush (5) 21 Sharp metal projection (5) 22 Discolour (7) 24 Tiny arachnids (5) 25 Joke (4)

Down 1 Predicador (8) 2 Orquesta (9) 4 Ejercicio (físico) (8) 5 Berenjena (9) 6 Storm cloud (8) 7 To govern (rule) (8)

Down 1 See 1 Across 2 Ahead of time (5) 3 Penalise (6) 4 Happen (5) 5 Be enough (7) 6 Tags (6) 7 Evaluates (8) 10 Light-headed (8) 13 Sports ground (7) 15 Account (6) 16 Free (6) 18 Robbery (5) 20 Select group (5) 23 Head covering (3)

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC - Across: 1 Smew, 4 Athos, 9 Israeli, 10 Blini, 11 Hated, 12 Bayonet, 13 Stolen, 15 Hot rod, 19 Pitcher, 21 Elbow, 23 Gamma, 24 Braille, 25 Nidus, 26 Mayo. Down: 2 Merit, 3 Wheedle, 4 Akimbo, 5 Hobby, 6 Spinner, 7 Lights, 8 Gift, 14 Ottoman, 16 Over arm, 17 Downer, 18 Tribes, 19 Page, 20 Hoard, 22 Billy. QUICK - Across: 1 Sociable, 5 Pass, 9 Bliss, 10 Premier, 11 Odd, 12 Infer, 13 Scary, 14 Bigot, 17 Year, 19 Mesh, 21 Spent, 24 Stout, 25 Incur, 27 Cot, 28 Regatta, 29 Terse, 30 Mate, 31 Fearless. Down: 1 Subsidy, 2 Chief, 3 Absorb, 4 Lapdog, 6 Agitate, 7 Sorry, 8 Feast, 15 Imp, 16 Own, 18 Amongst, 20 Harness, 21 State, 22 Escape, 23 Titter, 24 Scram, 26 Carve.

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ENGLISH - SPANISH Across: 1 Sick, 3 Etapa, 6 Caras, 8 Adios, 10 Col, 11 Erizo, 12 Leave, 13 Ola, 14 Sweet, 15 Steep, 16 Gorra, 17 Lake. Down: 1 Success, 2 Carnicero, 4 Toallas, 5 Primavera, 7 Scooter, 9 Siempre.

1. Unscramble the name of an American singer-songwriter, pianist and actress: NO JAR SHONE 2. Unscramble the name of an awardwinning 2001 American biographical drama film (three words): LEAF BUD MINUTIA

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Mary Jane West, aka Mae West (1893-1980) was an American actress, playwright and comedienne.

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AROUSE(10) Breach Desire Dodged Double Endure Lasted Lusted Matron Meteor Nursed Panted Pillow Resist Rugged Steals Stripe Troops Turned

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION

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Church services

•THE Valleys International Bridge and Social Club – friendly and relaxed – meet Thursday 1.30pm-6pm at Bar Tormos, Orba Valley. Call 966 404 533.

•ANGLICAN CHAPLAINCY Sunday Services - Holy Communion in eight locations: See www.costablanca-anglican chaplaincy.org.

• PIETER SWINNEN Painting Club, Calpe: 965 835 212.

•BENITACHELL CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, Benitachell: 966 494 036 or 966 470 303.

•ROYAL NAVAL ASSOCIATION meet for lunch second Thursday of the month at various restaurants in the Jalon Valley. Call 966 474 532. •AECC BOUTIQUE in San Isidro: Call 966 723 401. •AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP Benidorm – don’t suffer alone through another person’s drinking – Call 634 758 539. •HELP INTERNATIONAL Benidorm meetings. www.help-benidorm.com. •RBL BENIDORM and district branch covers Polop to Villajoyosa at different locations for social meetings, day trips, excursions or meals. Membership: 695 605 129. Secretary: 966 860 735. •XABIA RUGBY CLUB: Juniors meet at 7pm; Seniors at 8pm. Call 688 640 092. •TORMOS, Orba Valley, International Bridge and Social Club meet at Restaurant Tormos, 1.45pm. 966 404 533.

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•CALPE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CHURCH Perlamar, Sundays 11am: 965 835 502 or www.calpechristian fellowship.org. •CHRIST IN YOU THE HOPE OF

FELLOWSHIP Costa Blanca North weekly lunch meeting at Los Leones restaurant 1.15pm. Call 965 795 421 the Wednesday before. www. rotarycostablanca.wiki.dot.com. •AUCTIONS FOR AECC. Items for donation wanted. Call 965 319 929 or 688 238 879. •GANDIA Area Social Club Petanca: Call 962 852 828. •JAVEA Bridge Club Duplicate Pairs Tournaments: Call 965 793 413. •TENNIS GROUP meet Tuesday and Friday mornings at Toscamar, Javea. Call 966 473 301.

SATURDAY •PAT’S PARTY IN THE GARDEN in aid of Busot Animal Rescue Cen-

GLORY CHURCH: Sundays 10.30am at the Europa Building, Avda del Pino. •ERMITA CHURCH, Javea – Warden Colin D Welch - 965 771 792. •HOLY EUCHARIST at Nuestra Senora de la Merced Church, Calpe: Sundays 10.30am. 678 787 509 or bill.ingram@angliac3.demon. co.uk. •JAVEA EVANGELICAL CHURCH – Pastor Clive Read 669 386 702. •JAVEA INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST CHURCH, Pastor John Hansford, Sun-

tre on August 11. €15 includes buffet, cheap bar and Grand Draw with prices like Home Cinema System, Ipod Video Player, Camcorder, etc, and a fun auction with limited edition rare Meerkat dolls. Call 965 699 976 or 648 851 106. •COMPUTER CLUB in Alfaz del Pi: Call 965 889 187. •JACARANDA MORAIRA CHARITY AUCTION first and third of month at 1.30pm. Exchange unwanted goods for cash; one person’s rubbish is another person’s treasure. Call 965 743 292 to book your goods in.

SUNDAY • AECC BOUTIQUE in San Isidro: Call 966 723 401.

days 10.30am at Calle Favara 8, Javea Pueblo. (near Plaza de la Constitucion Espanola) 965 794 624. www.javeabaptist .com. •MOSIAC COMMUNITY CHURCH Sunday 12pm Multicultural Service; Wednesday 8pm Intercessory Prayer; Last Thursday of month 1.30pm community lunch. 678 066 222. •SPIRITUALIST CHURCH Alfaz del Pi: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6.30pm. Call 966 878 469. •THE KINGS CHURCH Benissa English Sunday service, 11am: www. thekingschurch.net.

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•JALON VALLEY MUMS AND TOTS CLUB at the Town Hall 10.15am-12pm. Call 639 326 135.

•U3A Marina Baixa meet fourth Monday of month at 10.30am at the Alfaz del Pi Casa de Cultura.

•COSTA BLANCA SAMARITANS: Visit the website: www.costablan casamaritans.com.

TUESDAY

•DENIA INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE CLUB Duplicate Pairs Start 4pm. Call 965 785 387. •JAVEA Bridge Club Duplicate Pairs Tournaments: Call 965 793 413. •JAVEA STAMPS & POSTCARD CLUB meet second and fourth Monday of month at L’Ancora Tennis Club at 10am. All welcome. 965 795 499 or 608 765 245. •ROYAL AIR FORCE ASSOCIATION in Pedreguer meet the second Monday of month: Call 966

•AUCTIONS FOR AECC (donations welcome): 965 319 929 / 688 238 879. •CANCER CARE CENTRE Javea park: Call 965 796 846. •JAVEA Bridge Club Duplicate Pairs Tournaments: Call 965 793 413. •MALE VOICE CHOIR Teulada: Call 965 744 577. •RAF Costa Blanca: Third Tuesday of month. Call 965 724 256 or email nwhancox@hot mail.com.

• BERNIA BABIES international group meets 10.30am-12pm at Sierra Bernia School, Alfaz del P i . C a l l t h e s c h o o l o ff i c e 9 6 6 875 149.

WEDNESDAY •NEXT Antique collectors fair at Salon Canor, Teulada, Wednesday August 15, 4pm–9pm. Food and drink available. For more details call Sue 965 732 741. •FREE informal group that shares the understanding of the three principles for innate well being every first and third Wednesday 7-8.30pm in Alfaz del Pi. Call Mark 616 762 131 or Sheela@sheelamasand.com. • COSTA BLANCA MOUNTAIN WALKERS: There will not be any more walks until October 3 coinciding with their 25th anniversary. • QUIZ NIGHT and buffet last Wednesday of month at Restaurant Paraiso in Parcent to raise funds for Emaus children’s home in Altea. Email david reeley@hotmail.com.

•BENIDORM INTERNATIONAL SINGLES CLUB: Call 690 300 166. •DENIA INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE CLUB Duplicate Pairs Start 4pm. Call 965 785 387. •GARDENING CIRCLE: First Wed of month in Moraira. Call 966 498 681.


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Quality always shines through at Festival Benny Davis reviews the 2012 Javea annual Jazz festival staged last weekend.

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UDGET restrictions may have forced Javea council to reduce their annual Jazz Festival from four nights to three – but they certainly didn’t skimp on quality. Showbiz Three mindblowingBenny Davis Born into a theatrical family, Benny thoroughlymajored in marketing, public relations enjoyable and journalism before moving to the Costa Blanca nights of musical magic that brought standing ovations for each performance. Staged in the massive open air Plaza de la Constitution, slap-bang in 15 year old Andrea Motis had the audience clapping and cheering. the middle of Javea’s picturesque historic centre, resident in New York, Omer Frahm tenor sax, Jason swinging Hammond organ, the show kicked-off on is an acclaimed bassist and Lindner piano and Johnathan playing jazz standards albeit Saturday with the Omer composer who brought Blake drums. tinged with reflections of his Avital Quintet. something different to the Night two presented past incorporating shades of Born in Israel, now a party. His fusion of classical something entirely different, Italian, Mediterranean, jazz with Arabian and Israeli The Richard Galliano French chanson and classical rhythms gives the group an Tangaria Quartet. with a gusto only an instantly recognisable voice Accordionist Richard Galliano enthusiast could command. that has made them one of has seen and done it all, Great backing from Francois the most sought after from playing in the Arnaud, Phillipe Aerts and sounds of today. backstreets of Paris to Mejias Vegas. His group have been sharing the stage with jazz The highlight of the playing together for the past stars such as Chet Baker, festival was for me the last 15 years and subsequently Ron Carter and Charles night, which was more of a their almost telepathic sense Aznavour. production than simply a of communication made On the night, he musical performance. Fifteen their performance a real transformed what could be year old, multi-talented uplifting experience. Logan termed as a potentially musician Andrea Motis Richardson alto sax, Joel boring instrument into a combining her skills with the


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Andrea Motis full stage. Joan Chamorro Jazz band and the jiving gyrations of the ‘Swingmaniacs’ had the audience clapping, cheering, laughing and applauding from start to finish. Based on the standard evergreens jazz book, diminutive Andrea Motis performed like a ‘trouper’ switching from vocals to altosax and trumpet without taking a breath. Her voice has the phrasing of Ella Fitzgerald, softness of Peggy Lee and the earthy reality of Billie Holiday all rolled into one. An absolute joy to listen to. Equally, she complimented the swinging musical prowess of Joan Chamorro tenor sax, Eva

Javea Jazz jitterbugs. Fernadez vocals alto and soprano sax, Carles Vazquez tenor sax, Josep Traver guitar and Estave Pi drums. Nice touch of fun to incorporate a bit of Jitterbug and Charleston as a backdrop to the musical

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SOS for DNA By Benny Davis THIS is an SOS for DNA. Not the blood type but the band, Dance the Night Away, or as they are popularly known, DNA. They are not your average bunch of guys as they are all retired, over 60 and still gigging around the Costa. They are experienced musicians having worked their way through all

aspects of the rock’n’roll era, although they claim that none of them can remember that far back. The last time they looked, the band had three members, Doug, Laurence and Alan, which presented a slight problem as there should have been four. Somewhere along the line, they lost their drummer which is where the SOS comes in.

If you are a drummer and would like to back some guys swinging their way through 50’ to 90’s with a book that covers, Elvis, Cliff, Chuck Berry to the Beatles, Clapton, the Stones, Chris Rea and the Mavericks, you should phone Alan on 96 647 2863 to book yourself a DNA test. No swabs needed, just a good set of skins.

PERFORMANCE: More than 300 people watched the Murcia Brass Quintet.

Full house for Brass Quintet in concert MURCIA Brass Quintet performed to a full house of more than 300 spectators during a summer concert in La Villa Romana de Albir.

The concert was part of Alfaz del Pi’s ‘Estiu Festiu,’ which offers free cultural programmes courtesy of the town council. The event took place in the First Outdoor Museum in the Valencia Region. Pieces by Mozart, Bach, Bernstein, Bizet, Carli, and SCHOOLCHILDREN in Cataluña who take Hamlisch were packed lunches with them, will still have to pay performed for the for lunch services. packed audience. They will pay only half of the maximum fee The quintet is set by the regional government at €6.20 per Alejandro Castañeda, meal, in order to subsidise the use of fridges, trumpet; Mario microwaves, cleaning services and monitors. Calvo, trombone; The option for children who need to stay to Antonio Jose lunch to be able to take packed lunches with Martínez, trumpet; them has been introduced following demands Gabriel Garcia, horn; from parents who say they are too costly. and Bartolome Acosta, tuba.

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Javea Bridge Club JAVEA Bridge Club has two extra sessions each week and their special Summer Pairs competition, sponsored this year by Blevins Franks, Javea office. During August, Monday and Wednesday sessions will start at 3 pm. Two extra sessions on Thursdays and Saturdays, and those on Tuesdays and Fridays will start at 5.30 pm. The club's special summer event is this weekend. The Blevins Franks Summer Pairs has generous cash prizes for leading pairs and in several special categories. Each session will start at 5 pm and be followed by tapas. Numbers will be limited, so pre-entry is essential . Visitors are always welcome at the club, where bidding boxes and electronic scoring devices help to overcome any language barriers. For further details, contact Derrick on 965 705 458 or www.javeabridgeclub.co m.

Charity shop A NEW charity shop is set to open soon in El Campello. It will be located on Avenida de la Generalitat 57 in El Campello. There will be a large selection of quality second hand clothes, shoes, toys, bric-a-brac as well as a range of book and branded greeting cards. They urgently need people’s unwanted items to sell in their new shop, especially good used clothing. For info: 644 212 819.


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Wine, food, art show By Benny Davis THE renowned Michelin Star chef Quique Dacosta, will be ‘showcooking’ at the Teulada / Moraira Auditorium during a wine and gastronomy exhibition, scheduled for August 24. Dacosta, considered to be one of the best 40 chefs in the world, will kick-off the show at around 7.00pm with his special artistic dish, ‘Vineyard’ using Muscat wine as a main ingredient. Amongst other highlights planned throughout the show will be 700 bottles of the new sparkling wine ‘Pitagora’ produced exclusively by the Cooperativa de

Teulada and presented by the Teulada Councillor for Culture. Lovers of the ‘Nectar of the Gods’ will also have the opportunity to sample other products from the Cooperativa and the Celler del Roure Alforins dels where different varieties of local wine will be available for tasting. Art will be represented by a competition, ‘Art in the Landscape’ organised by the architect of the auditorium Patxi Mangado Puig, “Where you can interpret the beautiful mountains and Mediterranean profile of the town, through golden tears of Muscat, representing our superb Muscat wine.”


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You may well ask as dried vegetables, fruit and fish are ancient artisan products of Spain. Some years ago we did dry some tomatoes, figs and apricots in the sun but it was not totally successful because on the Costa Blanca we don’t have the regular over 40 degree summer temperatures and low overnight humidity that successful drying without insect and mould problems requires. Such conditions are only found consistently in Andalucia, mainly Almeria, and then only for a few months a year. So we tried using our electric cooking oven on a low heat but found that the temperature control on our Spanish

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oven was not accurate or sensitive enough and we lost almost the whole of one year’s peanut crop. The Dorrex dryer we have now is foolproof and the instructions indicate typical drying times and temperatures. The latter range from 30 to 70 degrees centigrade depending on what you are drying – herbs being the quickest and tomatoes the longest. Naturally overnight drying removes the 70 or 80 per cent of water content of whatever one is drying, so it needs to be done in a utility room or the bathroom with the window open or outside on a covered terrace to avoid condensation. So in conclusion, drying is a useful gardening related process which can

Try using a dryer rather than the sun or an oven. make a fantastic difference to one’s year round diet, as no more do you need to purchase expensive dried fruit and vegetables with unnatural colourants, preservatives and sweeteners. What better than putting your dryer on while cleaning, watching television, sleeping or putting around the golf course to have a fresh healthy snack available for tomorrow’s round! © Clodagh and Dick Handscombe August 2012.


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ERVIMAR in Benitachell offers you 18 years of experience in the heating and air-con business. They supply and maintain all of the main brand heating boilers – Valiant, Junkers, Wolf, Cointra, Immergas and Thermor. They speak English, Russian, Spanish, German, French, and Valenciano, and are fully qualified heating and airconditioning engineers. “We maintain an office and showrooms in Benitachell,” said Carmina, the founder, “because we think it’s important for people to have someone they can see, face to face. “Our clients know where we are, and know they can come to us any time. I’ve been in the business 18 years and that’s why we have satisfied clients. Our clients always come back.” And Servimar’s service engineer, has been with the company for nine years. It’s that continuity that makes Servimar a reliable and friendly company,

RELIABLE AND FRIENDLY: Eli and Carmina run the office. and 95 per cent of Servimar’s clients are non-Spanish. It’s summer now, but soon the chilly autumn nights will be here. If you are thinking of central heating call Servimar. Underfloor heating? No problem, radiators - easy. They can advise

on what’s best for your needs, and can install complete central heating systems in your home. They operate from Gandia through to Benidorm. As well as selling air conditioning units, boilers and central heating systems,

Servimar also repair and maintain them. Plus, they stock and sell a wide range of spare parts for the above companies, for all your system’s needs, and if they haven’t got it in stock they can order it for you. Servimar operate a very popular annual service, maintenance and repair contract scheme, where for €60 plus IVA you get an annual service, boiler check, and if called out for a problem the labour costs are covered. If you think of call out fees these days, that’s really good value. Call for more details. Servimar are on the Moraira road, as you come out from Benitachell, on the right just past the lights at the foot of the hill. Tel. 966 493 894 or 661 531 709 or alternatively email, carmena.martinez@ymail.com. Ctra Moraira 4-D. Benitachell. Open Monday-Friday 8.30am 1.30pm.

Warning to home owners to rent by the Spanish law HOMEOWNERS who rent out their properties to holidaymakers are being warned they could face huge fines unless they comply with Spanish law. The British Embassy has become aware of a number of cases where homeowners have been fined up to €30,000 for letting properties without the correct permits. The Embassy has published advice for homeowners who rent out their properties or are considering doing so, which can be found on the UKinSpain website. Short-term lets: The regulations on letting tourist apartments and holiday homes vary by region. If you are planning on making a financial return by renting out your property, or buying one to let, you are recommended to seek independent legal advice and check the local licensing laws with your town hall. If you own or are planning to buy an apartment which is part of a Comunidad de Propietarios, you should also check whether there are any rules that prohibit or restrict short-term letting.

Long-term lets: Owners who rent out properties on a long-term basis are generally not required to apply for a special licence. However, it is worth seeking professional advice to make sure that you are complying with Spanish legislation and that you are using the correct rental contract. There are different types of contracts depending on how long the property is being let for. You can get copies of these contracts from tobacconists (estancos). Taxes: Owners of properties should also be aware that whether or not you are resident in Spain, you will need to declare rental income to the Spanish tax authorities. Homeowners may wish to seek advice from a professional tax adviser (asesor/gestor). Managing a property rental: You may want to consider hiring a Spanish letting agent to assist with finding tenants, drawing up rental contracts and managing the property on your behalf.


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Building surveys are essential! â&#x20AC;&#x153;WELL, building surveys are never really done in Spain,â&#x20AC;? is the refrain of some estate agents in Spain, when a buyer asks about getting a survey done on a property. In fact, the agents are more or less right. Building surveys are often not undertaken and this is undoubtedly the case with the majority of Spanish buyers, who rarely have a survey on a property they are about to purchase. In fact, in Spain there is no precise profession to match that of building surveyor. Indeed, the closest you can get is an aparajedor, who is a technical architect and is the person who project manages building work. However, an aparajedor is not as intensively trained in assessing the condition of already built structures as a fully qualified UK building surveyor and is very unlikely to provide the type of detailed survey that we are used to

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obtaining in the UK. Indeed, most aparajadores will have neither the experience nor the knowledge to investigate an old property properly and few are regularly armed with even a damp meter! The trouble is that over the past 30 years an enormous number of villas, flats and town houses have been built (many for the foreign buyer market) with the quality of building work often indifferent and sometimes very poor indeed. The great rush to build during the recent Spanish property boom was certainly accompanied by

Some country properties can be notorious for poor build quality. few skilled workers and was notable for a lack of the rigorous state imposed building control we experience in the UK. There are undoubtedly fine properties in Spain (of all ages) but these are hard to spot with the untutored eye, particularly as the tiled finish of most Spanish properties can conceal any number of potential problems. It is also fair to point out that Spanish properties need to be built well to

withstand the Spanish climate, which can test a property to its very limits. Summer temperatures can be very high, winters can often fall below freezing point (depending upon where you are) and stunningly powerful rain storms can occur throughout the year. Spain also has problems with termites and many areas suffer occasional earth tremors. Meanwhile, some country properties can be

notorious for their poor build quality (they were often self-builds), with many lacking basic damp proof courses and insulation. These always need to be looked at carefully by a professional. This is also true of any properties that have been constructed on steep hillsides where excellent foundations (something no layman can assess) are essential. How do you find a surveyor â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in a country without a dedicated building surveying profession? Well, fortunately, some

British qualified building surveyors do exist in Spain and there are very good arguments to suggest you should use one of them. However, make sure the surveyor you choose is a properly qualified building surveyor and that he or she is fully insured to practice in Spain and can provide a full written report. Certainly, never accept the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;building surveys are never really done in Spainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; statement. They are, they should be and you would be foolish to buy any property that was not first properly surveyed!

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Politicians’ Lloyds Bank International summertime in Spain: At your service blues IT will be a long, hot summer for government and politicians who forgo extended holidays to deal with the economic crisis. Mariano Rajoy, President of Spain’s Government, has fixed Cabinet meetings for August 24 and 31, and there could be more, according to informed sources. Ministers must be no further than an hour away by plane from Madrid, they have been told. “There will be time for holidays next year,” Rajoy said last week. Rajoy was due in Mallorca on Tuesday for the traditional presidential briefing with King Juan Carlos at the Marivent Palace. With a full diary, the most he can hope for is a short visit to Galicia where his wife and sons are spending most of August. Vice-president Soraya Saenz de Santamaria expects to make a short visit to Portugal, her husband’s birthplace, but Economy Minister Luis de Guindos will spend some time at his Marbella home. Cristobal Montoro, Treasury Minister, will work “practically throughout the month,” insiders said. Jose Ignacio Wert, Minister of Education, Culture and Sport, has a ready-made excuse to go further afield to London with Spanish contenders for medals in the Olympic Games. He will also attend the closing ceremony on Sunday. Opposition leader, socialist Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba will have also be devoting less time to leisure. Trips are listed for Rome and Berlin although these will be working holidays as he meets his counterparts in both cities. Scheduled to head Madrid meetings of the PSOE’s inner circle, he hopes to spend some time with his wife in Asturias, party sources revealed.

LLOYDS TSB SPAIN and Banco Halifax Hispania joined in 2010 to become Lloyds Bank International. They have 28 branches throughout Spain, seven of which are on the Costa Blanca and Costa Calida. Whether you are a resident or non resident with funds to invest, or you are saving for longer term goals like retirement or your children’s future – let Lloyds Bank International help you. Euros, sterling or dollars? Lloyds Bank International offers something for every saver! For new or existing clients bringing new money to the bank they have a range of deposits with terms of 100-day, 200-day or for 11 months, which are offered in euros or sterling. Speak to them and find out how they may be able to help you: see contact details below or call into your local branch. Their range of fixed term deposits in euros, sterling and US dollars has a term to suit you, from one month to 12 months, guaranteeing your capital and the interest rate (early withdrawals do incur a penalty fee).

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Busier than ever at Michael’s for secondhand furniture IN the height of summer the staff at MICHAEL’S are busier than ever. Regular customers from Madrid and northern Spain enjoy shopping for secondhand furniture for their summer properties. Thirty years ago, no Spaniard would ever have dreamt of buying secondhand, now they even take furniture back with them to Madrid! There has been a change in the customer base as many English people have

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CHIMNEY sweep.Clean,efficient service.660 844 623 (97474)

“RISING DAMP” can cure Rising Damp, Leaking Flat Roof or Terrace. WE can make your Underbuild Dry. Villa Re-painting Due! we can protect your villa and stop PENETRATING DAMP with a Protective coating. You can also pay in Sterling. Phone/email us for a free survey now; Tel: 965 050 065 Mobile 634 322 672 www.dry zoneespana.com (97263)

Cleaning

Dressmaking Beds BRAND new Memory Foam Dream 4’6” Double Mattress, excellent quality, can deliver, only 249 euros. Tel: 607 016 267 (99435)

A1 SPECIALIST CLEANING. Carpets, upholstery, 15 years experience 965 058 177 / 697 511 071 marc@barnaclebills .co.uk www.britishbusinesspa gesinspain.es (100314)

Business Opp.

Bed Breakfast Airport Transfers AIRPORT TRANSFERS Airport Taxis/Minibuses/ Coaches www.CostaBlancaTransfers.com (94916)

RURAL B & B Tabernas, close to Mini Hollywood, Almeria Circuit. Tel: 667 950 144 (200034)

Computers

Boats

Antiques FULLY equipped, nice and clean restaurant, Jalon Valley, 40 covers, to lease. Contact 677 833 668 (97406) FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY. Childrens’ 2 level soft play area with slide and ball pool. Dimensions 7 x 4.5 x 3m. Cost new 45K, FOR SALE 17K ono. Ring 722 737 688 or email warrior538@aol.com for more info. (204008)

Buy & Sell

SAILING YACHT SADLER 26, moored Denia. Excellent condition, new sails, engine, upholstery, rigging & more. €25,500 (£19,995) or may sell shares at €7,550 (£5,895) each. Tel: 680 501 404 MARINA Nou Fontana Javea.Mooring to let.Long term.Maximum length 6m.Electric/water available. 260€ pcm. Tel 646 419 110 (97498)

MICHAEL’S 28 YEARS IN JAVEA - ENSURES YOUR SATISFACTION! 600 photos: www.michaels-javea.com Tel 965 791 328 (95824) AT MICHAEL’S. Several lovely dining sets. Over 600 photos: www.michaels-javea.com (95824)

ELECTRICIAN WITH 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE on the Costa Blanca. Electrical upgrades, downgrades, meter boxes moved to boundaries. Rewiring with all paperwork issued. Installation of ICP switch and box for Iberdrola requirements. Tel: Mark 608 669 165 or 965 831 082 (97455)

VINYL albums and/or cassette tapes digitally remastered and transferred to CD. Jalon Valley based. 965 581 474 / 679 601 743 (100996)

Charities SOCIETY for the protection of Animals in Need (S.P.A.I.N). We buy, sell and exchange anything at CHARITY WAREHOUSE in Gata de Gorgos. House clearances, furniture, collectables, bankrupt stock etc. Collect/deliver 965 756 215 / 665 653 998 (95962)

QUALIFIED child carer available for babysitting/nanny positions. Albir to Denia. Contact Carla: 693 698 868 or groo tenc@yahoo.com (97349) AT MICHAEL´S Hospital bed in pine. Zimmer frames etc. See photos: www.michaels-javea.com

Electricians

Entertainment

Childcare FULLY rigged 6m (20ft) Fixed Keel Sailing Boat, complete with trailer and 2HP outboards. Price €2,750 ono. Tel: 626 127 299 (97266)

MADE TO MEASURE loose covers. Choose from a wide range of materials in your own home. Javea area 686 453 827 (98486)

Friendship FIND LOVE IN THE SUN www.iwant2meetyou.com. Browse for free Spain´s No. 1 online dating site. Bringing expats together. (100329) COMPUTER SERVICES: Internet, ADSL. Repairs, maintenance, new or second hand. All your computer needs call David 629 672 538 or 965 584 071 (97460) PC Repairs & Upgrades in your own home. No job too small. Call Clive 648 883 202 / 966 260 403 (101766) PALCOMPUTER in Albir, PC, Notebook and Mac. NEW: iPhone repair. www.palcom puter.es, info@palcomputer.es 966 865 078/673 913 339 (97438)

Gardening OASIS Garden Pool Maintenance, Calpe to Javea. Call Martin 669 261 868 (97473)

Gold Wanted ALEXANDERS Antique Jewellers pay top London prices. Est 2003, Open Mon-Sat 10am-2pm. Javea port seafront. 965 792 595 (97327) GOLD WANTED. English jeweller will buy broken, unwanted jewellery and coins. 664 890 990 (99222)

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GOTELE, stipple, gypsum, rough internal walls, smooth skim coat sprayed, new concept. www.villapainting.es 678 179 346 (97340) www.decorlux.es painting, decorating, renovation. Est. Costa Blanca 1995. Estimates free. Tel 649 181 526 (95863)

PURELY MAINTENANCE For all your maintenance needs big or small, contact Carl on 965 878 866 or 669 218 928 email purelymaintenance@ hotmail.com (88988)

Professional Services Obituaries PET-COURIERS.COM – If you love your pet try us first – we are the best. Door to door service throughout Europe. Specialised vehicles – bespoke service. Full legal service including documentation if required. For further information call or e-mail us: Tel: (0034) 651 033 670 or (0034) 637 066 227. Email: info@pet-couriers.com or www.pet-couriers.com (95495)

Health & Beauty DENTURE REPAIR SAME DAY SERVICE. Moraira and surrounding area. Tel: 666 745 139 (97351) CHIROPODIST/PODIATRIST, Philip Mann, clinics in Benissa, Moraira, Javea, Calpe and Albir. 686 912 307 (97461) TANTRA WITH THE PROFESSIONALS, MASSAGES, ONE DAY SESSIONS, WORKSHOPS, TRAINING AVAILABLE. SINGLES AND COUPLES. ALE GRALUZ DOT COM. MARIA 618 478 067 (97906)

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Insurance

GENTLEMEN. A happy love life with the amazing blue pill. Guaranteed. Amazing (from 2€). Delivery North Costa Blanca. Call Keith 687 357 529 (97476) GORGEOUS ENGLISH BLOND 45 years gives discreet massage, 1 hour or over night stay. 15 mins Alicante airport.Tel Karen: 662 049 021

SOS INSURANCE. Best prices available. Call us first for all your insurance needs. Including funeral plans. Tel: 966 787 123/622 275 561 (101720)

Locksmith LOCKSMITH/ELECTRICIAN/CARPENTER for emergency safe opening, Altea based. Call Michael Rice 686 513 510 or Sean Gannon 667 507 630 (101007)

Metal Works MOBILE WELDING SERVICE, gates, rejas, railings etc. Made to measure or repaired. Free quotes. NO JOB TOO SMALL. Calpe. Dave: 616 173 699 / 965 834 869 (97481)

Mobile Homes WE BUY, Sell, Remove all types of Mobile Homes. We pay CASH and cover all of Spain. More details call Suzi Caley 616 250 727 / 951 063 059 or email suzicaley@gmail .com (100120)

SWINGERS BENIDORM.COM. Regular parties in purposebuilt club.

MOTOR INSURANCE. For the most competitive quotes in English call Linea Directa on 902 123 153, you could save as much as 30% and you can transfer your existing no claims bonus. Call Linea Directa on 902 123 153 for motor insurance with a human voice in English from Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm and save money now! (95302) FIRST CHOICE CARS. Want to sell your car or van? Call first choice cars. A professional & friendly service. Matt 965 771 553/ 647 948 525 www.first-choice-cars.com (87276) GOING HOME ? Want to swap UK Reg RHD Mitsubishi L200 warrier immaculate cond inside/outside taxed,mot 43.000 kms cash either way 646 600 898 (94920) JUST BRAKES, JUST SERVICING. Competitive rates. Call Dave 634 408 749 (99228) RHD, Peugeot Boxer, large reliable van, tax, MOT, 895€. 674 653 492 (97381) WANTED Cars, vans, caravans, 4 X 4’s British Spanish 600 781 873 ibuyany car@hotmail.com (101888)

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TH.POOLS.sc. Maintenance, servicing and repairs. New pumps and filters, sand changes and regrouts. Pool equipment and one-off lessons available. Moraira Benidorm. CALL TRISTAN 627 008 158 (95844)

W. D GILMOUR. Painter & Decorator. Established 35 years in Moraira. Estimates FREE. Call William on 609 691 776 or 966 197 170. (97457)

CAROLINE, 40 year old English rose. Easy to find in Benidorm. 602 566 804. No private numbers (97450) GORGEOUS ENGLISH BLOND 45 years gives discreet massage, 1 hour or over night stay. 15 mins Alicante airport.Tel Karen: 662 049 021

NEED YOUR PETS TAKEN CARE OF? Not kennels, just a friendly home. Large fenced area. 699 790 080 Altea (97344) PAWS PET TRANSPORT SPAIN UK SPAIN every month. We treat all pets as if they belonged to us. Maybe the best rates in Spain. Please call JOE on 966 074 576 or 650 341 087 for a chat or email pawspettransport@hotmail. com. Quote ewn1 (97486)

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Proeprty for Rent APARTAMENTOS PLAYA ALBIR SL. Quality rental accommodation with reception, 2 beds, 2 bath. Washing machine, air con, sea views and swimming pool. Available for short or long term let. apartamen tos@playaalbir.es / Tel/fax 966 866 206 (100774)

M141 - Second floor, 2 bed, 2 bath apartment in the sought after Port Xabia complex, Javea, walking distance to beach and all amenities 600 euros per month plus bills. 965 745 969 (89468)

PLUMBING & ELECTRICS, Kitchens & Bathrooms. Tel: 634 401 805 www.plumbingelectrics.com (97341)

Pets

TERMINATION of all insects or rodents. Professional and cheap. 620 012 999 (97500)

ALL aspects of plastering. Smooth finishing. Rendering. Monocapa. Plasterboard ceilings. Coving. English standard of finish. 30 years experience. 965 874 827 / 608 000 247 (95956)

ALBIR; BENIDORM, Young beautiful lady, speaks English, offers massage & escort services. 626 096 866 (101049)

NEW in Albir, Sheila, 28, newly qualified masseuse, busty, curvaceous body, oriental techniques. www.sensual spain.net 602 442 932

REPAIRS of washing machines, dryers, gas/electric boilers and electrical problems. 609 002 752 de-mon teur@hotmail.nl (97500)

Plastering

www.100percentplumbing. com Call for a free quotation 965 835 939 (87006)

BUSTY (89dd), horny, sexy lady (40), very private and discreet, in Denia for him and couples. Tel: 642 651 686

WASHING MACHINE and all domestic repairs, Calpe / Campello BLUESKY REPAIRS 966 875 283/626 430 671 (100901)

M100 - BENITACHELL, top floor apartment of a 2 storey block, 2 bedrooms, quiet location, stunning panoramic views. 420 euros pcm - 965 745 969 (89468)

PROTECTAPET. Spain’s leading pet insurance. 965 756 371. info@protectapet.eu (95962)

THE BEST FROM GERMANY, VERONICA SEXY LADY. 27, tall, 1.78, brunette, beautiful face, playboy body, lovely. Discreet luxury apt, 7 days, 10am - 11pm. Benidorm 697 648 395 (97452)

SEX CINEMA ‘El Sofa’. (Straight, Gay and Bi rooms), Calle de la Parra 5, Benidorm www.SexCinemaBenidorm. com (97998)

TV, ENTERTAINMENT EQUIPMENT, satellite, amplifiers, mixers, keyboards, etc. BLUESKY REPAIRS 966 875 283/626 430 671 (100901)

Plumbing

Pool Services www.instantpools.eu YES YOU CAN HAVE A POOL – We manufacture & install Wooden Above-Ground Pools. Pools from 8ft – 32ft. Remember, with above ground pools there is “No Planning Permission Required”. Phone or email for a FREE BROCHURE NOW. Email: info@instantpools. eu - Tel: 965 050 064 – Mobile: 634 322 672 (97263) A.P.M. Pool Maintenance. Visit our shop for all your pool products, one off lessons, Sand Change, New Pumps and Filtros, Cleaning Contracts. Call Linda on 966 499 314 / 654 443 638 (97493)

CHEAP Winter lets from £30 per week near Gandia. Rentals also available in Albir and near Mojacar. Email:oasisparks@ya hoo.co.uk (97331) FREE Accommodation offered in return for companion help. Mature, reliable person. References required. Call after 8pm. Tel: 646 118 837 (101003) LONG LET. Alfaz apartment in Avenida Pais Valenciano. 3 beds, 2 baths, kitchen, gallery, terrace, solario, furnished. 500€. 647 622 223. Call after 3pm (97499) BENISSA COAST: Villa 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, fireplace,160m2,summer kitchen,shower,WC,workshop, central heating, garage, pool, unfurnished, 850m2 plot,old trees, quiet area.950€. Available 15.10.12. Tel 965 731 060/609 675 404 after 2pm (97488)

Property for Sale SELL your property with Schaich Estate Agents. See our main ad on front page. (1009030) 3 BED, 2 bathroom, new build bungalow in Benidorm. 200m2 living/150m2 land. All services nearby. Spanish speaking. 619 117 332 (99174)


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www.euroweeklynews.com CALPE, La Calalga, 75 metres to the beach and local amenities. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, swimming pool. Only €265,000. Tel: 629 991 543 (99211)

SPAIN2UK2SPAIN man and van. Trips between UK/Spain twice a month. Excellent rates. enquiries@spain2uk2spain.co m. Christine 965 571 837 / 638 261 341 (97380)

OLIVA, 500 metres from beach, 2000m2 plot with 98m2 prefab house, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, good quality kitchen, large living/dining area, pool and mobile home included in the price €75,000. 658 368 653 (99212)

UK - SPAIN - UK. Local & distance work. Call Kevin. 627 075 334 (99229)

NEED A UK BASE? 2 bedroom bungalow in Kent. £22,000. 965 696 113 ron-elliott1@hot mail.co.uk (99181) MORAIRA: Two bedrooms, two bathrooms,semi detached villa. Large garden and terrace,beautiful sea views,best area of Moraira.Not Urbanization! Must be seen.150.000 euros. Telephone 965 070 245 ,679 344 907 (204152)

Property Management COMPLETE HOME SERVICES Villa changeovers, laundry, pool cleaning, gardening, and general maintenance. Everything You Need. North Costa Blanca. denisebridger12@ gmail.com Denise 667 298 576 (97374)

Property Wanted LONG TERM rent wanted with terrace or small garden, La Nucia/Benidorm. Working woman, non-smoker. Max 450€ pcm. Tel: 673 468 914 (97472)

Scrap Vehicles

Skip Hire

SCRAP VEHICLES wanted for cash. Call 646 726 377 (97379)

JAVEA SKIP HIRE 626 670 038, Moraira, Benissa, Calpe, Denia from S & W TOOL HIRE & FERRETERIA MORAIRA (97294)

Shops

INTER EUROPE REMOVALS, UKSpain-UK, monthly service from £75 CM3. Door to door service. Full/part loads. Local removals and deliveries. Tlf: 607 016 267 / UK 0044 7791 172 976 www.intereuroperemovals.com

LOOSE COVERS, CURTAINS ETC. Made to Measure. Choose from a wide range of beautiful fabrics in your own home. Tel: 965 771 397 or 686 453 827 (97456)

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Solar Power Situations Vacant FREE accommodation in Spain this winter in return for handyman work. For further details email: oasisparks@ya hoo.co.uk (97331)

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Removal/Storage COAST2COAST TRANSPORT & REMOVALS. 20 years experience. Regular trips SPAIN-UK-SPAIN. Call for competitive quote. 617 500 876. email coast2coasttrans port@hotmail.com or www. c o a s t 2 c o a s t r e m ova l s . c o m (97387) BENIDORM & SURROUNDING AREAS, 2 men removals, house clearances. Also regular trips to UK. 655 239 797 (100948) EUROPEAN removals and transport with scheduled UK routes. UK company, fully legal, taking loads from 5kg to 24,000kg. Lowest prices and the best service. 952 816 582 or www.focus-transport.com (96826) MAN & VAN Costa Blanca North Removals / delivery, house & garden clearance. 10€ per hour plus fuel. UK fixed prices. Call Graham 965 730 382 / 644 114 876 (96939)

Removal/Storage

SECOND HAND Dishes/Systems, 1m, 1.37m, 1.9m, 2.4m. Call UKTV Spain on 689 205 137 (97377)

Taxi Services

Wanted

LEO TAXI’S, 24H, covering all CBN, Airport Transfers. Call 633 433 369 (97384)

TV/Satellite

Structural Surveys MARK PADDON BSc Hons. Building surveying. MCIOB, CAAT. From 245 EUROS + IVA. Insured and legally registered in Spain. Tel: 653 733 066 / 962 807 247 www.costablancasurveyors. com (100949)

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UKTVSPAIN.COM. See our main ad in services. (101037) NO monthly fees, BBC, ITV and all Freesat channels on a small dish. Full range of HD receivers, Sky and non Sky. Sky cards available immediately, no UK address. Dish realignment, fault finding and repairs. Call 962 800 807 (98081)

Soft Furnishings

FURNITURE VAN for HIRE with driver. Careful local moves, Costa Blanca & UK. Hourly rate or fixed price. Call 676 644 014 (97462) VAN SPAIN-UK-SPAIN leaving every 2 weeks. Great rates. Contact Joe on 966 074 576 or 650 341 087 or email civic1235@msn.com. Quote EWN1 (97486)

Tax Affairs

TOTAL Pool Care - replacement pumps,lights,sand filters etc.Leak detection,structural repairs and re-grouts.Will beat any genuine written quote.654 687 536 (99220)

Wig Specialists WIGS-R-US EL CISNE MARKET BENIDORM. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 9.30 till 2pm. 690 378 844 (95294)

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Debut for the BMW’s Mini MINI BMW, Official Automotive Partner to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, is keeping the Games moving with a range of fully electric vehicles as part of the fleet. The 160 BMW 1 Series Active E models and 40 MINI E’s are being used for many duties including shuttling athletes and officials within the Olympic Park and surrounding Games sites. However, the BMW group took the electric vehicles a step further and presented the specially developed and designed radio controlled electric car called the ‘Mini MINI’ measuring about one quarter of the size of the typical Mini. Spectators may see the model on the field of play in the Olympic Stadium ferrying javelins, discuses, hammers and shots from the field to the throwing area, saving valuable time during the competition. Three Mini MINIs will be deployed for this crucial task, loading up to eight kilogrammes at a time. Games makers who are assigned and trained for this duty can operate the small vehicle from 100 metres away.

INTRODUCING: BMW’s Olympic ‘Mini MINI’. “The MINI team was thrilled to be given this challenge to develop a vehicle with such an important and high profile role during the Olympic and Paralympic Games,” commented Dr Juergen Hedrich, Managing Director of MINI Plant Oxford.

“I know that everybody was inspired by the challenge and the knowledge that these See models will be seen in action by millions of people around the world.” Each Mini MINI will cover around 6,000 metres per day in four-hour

the model working on the field. shifts across nine days of the Olympics and nine days of the Paralympics.

Environment study for improvement LAND ROVER has received certification from the VCA (Vehicle Certification Agency) for a comprehensive ‘cradle-to-grave’ study which analyses the environmental impact of its new Range Rover Evoque. The life cycle assessment (LCA) of the Range Rover Evoque was fully audited and approved by the VCA, making Land Rover one of only a few vehicle

Range Rover Evoque passes environmental study. manufacturers to have completed an officially recognised study of the environmental impact of a vehicle from manufacturing, through a lifetime of customer use, to ultimate disposal and recycling. The report highlights many of the processes that make the Range Rover Evoque the brand's lightest and most efficient vehicle to date. These include the use of recycled materials, lightweight components

and stop start technology. In addition, the ventilation systems in body construction have been rationalised, giving a 25 per cent reduction in electricity consumption. The study will enable Land Rover to identify more opportunities to improve the sustainability of their vehicles in the future, and highlights JLR's progress in reducing the carbon footprint of its products.


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No holiday for Supermotoland team during mid-season break THE Supermotoland team have a few weeks off now before racing commences again in September. But the break in the racing calendar doesn’t mean a relaxing holiday for the team by the swimming pool, as they are continuing to test and develop their SML450 supermoto bikes over the summer period to start the second half of the season in top form. The first half of the season has been phenomenal with both of the team’s riders, Anthony and Mat Ford-Dunn, rarely finishing off the podium and both brothers running strongly in their respective championships. Between the two brothers they have racked up an astounding nine race wins, as well as 13 second

TOP FORM: Brothers Anthony and Mat Ford-Dunn. positions and a further eight third positions. Anthony is currently

second in the Catalan championship and fourth in the Spanish

IN THE GREEN: Montgo Golf Society winners.

New trophy for Montgo Golf By Richard Morris

MONTGO Golf Society played a Stableford competition at Oliva Nova for a new trophy presented by Gordon Gleeson, the Yorkshire Day White Rose Bowl. The winner with 40 points was Mick Farmer playing off 9.8. Bob Marsden was in second place scoring 37 points from 23.4. Third place was decided on countback with five players scoring 35 points. This resulted in Simon Fox beating off the challenges of wife, Stella, Roy Jones, Brian Redfearn and Richard Millington.

Nearest the pins went to Mark Reynolds at the third, Brian Redfearn on the 11th and Bob Marsden getting the prize at the 16th and also scoring the only two of the day. The longest drive prizes on the 14th went to Karen ‘Gorilla’ Reynolds and ‘Lucky’ Steve Legg. On the same day two Montgo members, John Day and John Feek, represented the society in the Vega Baja League Summer Cup at Font del Llop and came out as winners with a joint Stableford score of 78 points, beating teams from 46 other societies. www.montgogolfsociety.net

championship, with older brother Mat currently second in the SM30 Catalan championship and also second in the SM30 Spanish championship. The first half of the season has not been without difficulties with both riders complaining of a lack of front tyre grip due to suspension problems and a disastrous round at the Spanish championship in Villarcayo, Burgos where Anthony suffered a front tyre puncture in both of his races and Mat crashed heavily in practice, requiring stitches in his arm before he was able to take part in the day’s races. It goes to show how hard these two are pushing themselves when even with these problems Anthony managed to finish in both his races, fifth and sixth, and Mat brought it home in third and sixth despite a further crash in the second race. Finally, the team seem to be making headway with their front suspension problems and new adjustable triple clamps from Italy are being tested to try and give more front end grip. “The new triple clamps allow us to move the front wheel further forward or back depending on circuit conditions, and this gives us more front end grip when we most need it on

slippery tracks,” said Anthony when asked about the performance of the new triple clamps, adding: “Hopefully, with the improvements that this will give us we shall both be able to push even harder and fight for the championships.” The team are next in action at the Mora d’ebre circuit in Catalunya on September 16 for the fifth round of the Catalan championship. Further race reports and updates can be found on the team’s website at www.supermotoland.com

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Success at Castell de Castells THE U3A pair of Shirley MacDonald and George Warne won the Petanque Group competition in Castell de Castells. Trophy for scoring the most points went to ‘Mac’ MacDonald. This was part of the cultural week celebrations in the town. Outside the Casa Cultura, a large paella was prepared, and the sportspeople enjoyed the mayor’s hospitality, along with other non-Spanish residents of the area.


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GIRL POWER: The silver, two-handled friendship cup was won by Rosemary Edwards (centre).

Orba Warblers compete for the Kincavel Quaich trophy BONALBA was the venue for the Orba Warblers inaugural playing of the ‘Kincavel Quaich’. This is a shallow, silver, two-handled friendship cup from which you can share a drink with a friend. Sponsors Bob and Rosemary Edwards supplied many prizes for the two divisions and the overall trophy.

Division One was won by Bob Edwards with 33 off 8.5. In second place was Chris Field and in third, Ron Steele. Division Two was won by Clive Kay, scoring 35 off 21.1. John Daniels and Paddy Kenmore were in second and third respectively. The top three positions for the

overall trophy all scored 37 points. In third spot was David Rogers; in second position, courtesy of a three putt on the 18th, was Keith Lockyer, but the winner was Rosemary Edwards. There were nearest the pin prizes on all the par threes and these were won by Graham Bennington, Ron Steele, Glynn Braidley and David Rowley. Graham donated prizes on the third and 10th for getting closest in two and both of these went to Bob Edwards; Barbara Pollitt and Keith Lockyer took

the longest drive prize. The next fixture is on Wednesday August 15 at Oliva Nova and the competition will be Stableford for the Oliva Nova Cup. Please be there by 9.45am for a first tee time of 10.40am. As always guests are welcome subject to a current handicap certificate. To book in you can telephone 634351950 or visit the website (www.orbawarblers.com).

CELEBRATING: Members with their ‘liquid’ trophies.

Pego Golf Society By Donna Green ANOTHER hot summer’s day greeted members of Pego Golf society to their home course of Oliva Nova. Guests were Peter Rapley and Terry Wilson. Division One: 1st

Malcolm Wise (37 points off 4.6); 2nd Martin Gates (36 off 5.2); 3rd Dave Collins (34 off 11.3). Division Two: 1st Paul Singh (38 off 22.4); 2nd Dave Eley (38 off 28.6); 3rd Roger Brown (37 off 22.1). Nearest the pins: Hole 3 Kathy Wild (2.9mtrs);

Hole 16 Nigel Siddall (1.04mtrs). Twos: Martin Gates, Kathy Wild, Dave Collins, Nigel Siddall, Terry Wilson Balls in the water: 108 correctly guessed by Dave Eley Entries and all information via www.pegogolfsociety.com.

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News in English from the Costa del Sol. Costa Blanca North, Costa Blanca South, Costa de Almeria, Axarquia - Malaga East and Mallorca.

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