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Taxing times! Prices up across board as VAT rises

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EXTRA VAT woe will face millions of families throughout Spain from this weekend. From Saturday, prices across the board will rise with the standard rate of IVA - the Spanish equivalent of VAT - increasing from 18 to 21 per cent. And certain items - including cinema and discotheque visits, health products, plus funeral and cleaning services - will soar 13 per cent as from September 1 they will be categorised into a different VAT rating as the government battles to put more money into the national coffers. • No escape - Page 4

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ITV approval stamp stolen THREE men were arrested for the alleged theft and fraudulent use of a stamp from Technical Vehicle Inspection (ITV) allowing them to acquire documents without the necessary vehicle inspections.

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A drink and a smoke to cost more ON THE UP: Both alcoholic drinks and tobacco will be more expensive from this Saturday (September 1).

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ALICANTE Province has lost a total of 12,579 active businesses since the beginning of the economic crisis in 2008, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INE).

Tourism push IN a bid to increase the number of British tourists coming to Benidorm, Mayor Agustin Navarro and Tourism Councillor Gema Amor met with UK tour company TUI on Tuesday.


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Nationwide search still on for missing €30,000 By Nicole Hallett POLICE throughout Spain are continuing to search for a British expatriate who has been missing for more than 10 days, along with €30,000 cash. Interpol has also been alerted with border crossings keeping a watch out for 28-year-old Paul Scott. The Manchester United fan had been a crew member on board the yacht for six months before the money went missing. He was one of four crew aboard the British-flagged yacht hired privately by passengers to take them from Ibiza to Moraira, north of Alicante on the Costa Blanca. After dropping off the passengers the yacht docked overnight in Denia, near Moraira, before a planned return trip to Ibiza to pick up other clients. It was after a night out in Benidorm that the money and other items were discovered missing from the safe and there was no sign of Scott.

350 swimmers cross the bay A TOTAL of 350 swimmers participated on Sunday in the 11th celebration of la Travessia L’Illa-Port de Benidorm in which athletes swim from the island to the city’s port.

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DISTINCTIVE: Paul Scott has a tattoo of 11 stars from his wrist up his arm. “Paul had been drinking a lot that night, so we are not sure if it was premeditated or if he found the key and it was a spur of the moment thing,” said Ruth Cherrett, who is from Australia but has lived in Mallorca for 10 years with her husband, Dave. “We had worked with him for six months and he is a really nice guy. We are devastated,” said Ruth.

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Along with the cash, personal documents belonging to fellow crew members and jewellery given to Ruth by family went missing. Theft of the passports and other documents meant Russian clients had to book another yacht. “No more news has come to light, but we suspect his family could be holding back information,” said Ruth.

HOTELS in Calpe reported 90.3 per cent occupancy during the first half of August. Altea joins Calpe with the highest occupancy on the Alicante coast.

Kart crash A WOMAN, aged 25 is in critical condition after a go-kart accident in Finestrat. She was admitted to hospital for head trauma.

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Costa Blanca on show in Frankfurt THE Costa Blanca was represented this week along with the Costa Brava, Andalucia, Extremadura, Galicia, Catalonia, Madrid, Malaga and Spanish cities with World Heritage status, at the International Cultural Fair in Frankfurt (Museumsuferfest). Amongst Spain’s cultural contributions were Spain Galicia’s Celtic bagpipes, the Costa’s surf-lounge music, flamenco, and

demonstrations on how to cut Serrano ham. The Spanish Tourist Office in Frankfurt reported that the Museumsuferfest, with more than three million visitors over three days, is one of the highlights of Frankfurt’s exhibition season, and one of Germany’s largest. Participation in such events is serious business. The German market is the biggest for Spain by number in terms of

overnight stays, with 47 million in 2011. From January to June this year, 5.3 million Germans visited Spain; 6.5 per cent more than in the same period last year. Where domestic demand slackens due to the deepening crisis at home, Spanish tourism is looking to draw visitors from abroad to help plug the gap, and so far thanks to the industry’s go-get approach, it appears to be succeeding.

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THE August 4 decree that demands €710 from unregistered immigrants for medical cover contradicts three Valencian laws, according to the regional council.

€730,639 savings CUTS made to civil servants’ expenses have saved the region €730,639 in just six months, say government sources.

Road reopens THE main road to San Juan Beach in Alicante, Avenida de Bruselas, is open again after almost a week of repairs on a cracked sewage pipe that caused bad smells and interrupted traffic.

OF the 780 applications presented for state aid for pre-schoolers’ school materials in Benidorm, 686 of them, or 87.9 per cent, are on the provisional list and being considered.

Local parties IN SPAIN: The Blairs, Cleggs and Camerons (clockwise from top left) and their chosen destinations.

Forget politics, it’s holiday time

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PAIN may not see eye to eye with Britain politically over the sovereignty of Gibraltar. But this does not put off Britain’s bestknown politicians from choosing Spain as the ideal for sunshine breaks away from the pressures of work for summer holidays. Returning to the UK in recent days with work once more beckoning, British Prime Minister David Cameron, wife Samantha and their children looked relaxed after a break in Mallorca. Meanwhile, his coalition partner and

deputy Nick Clegg took a family holiday with his Spanish-born lawyer wife Miriam in Valladolid, an historic university city in north central Spain. And former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and family holidayed at a friend’s home in Benahavis, near Marbella. The now jet-setting ex-politician was seen out and about dining in Marbella and after becoming a Catholic during his time as a Downing Street resident also attending mass with wife Cheri in nearby San Pedro during his Spanish break.

TEULADA LADIES ON TOUR By Benny Davis IF you fancy a trip to what is known as the ‘White Villages’, the Association of Teulada Housewives is offering a round trip from October 21-26, which is open to all. The tour starts from the Marina Alta town of Teulada and winds its way right across Spain to the port of Cadiz, taking in scenic places like Chipiona, Sanlucar de Barrameda, Puerto de Santa Maria, Rota and Jerez de la Frontera. The price for members is €299 and €315 for non members, inclusive of food, accommodation and guide. If you are interested and would like to integrate with a group of Spanish ladies, registrations can be made until October 15 at the Caja Rural de Teulada.

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BENIDORM paid tribute to singer Raphael on Sunday in honour of the artist’s 50th anniversary of his victory in the city’s Spanish Song Festival. He was presented with a sculpture in the shape of an ‘R’.

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A COLOMBIAN man, 23, was arrested for falsely reporting that his mobile phone had been stolen after Alicante police verified that he had just lost it in a fight and wanted to claim on his insurance.

THE old Benalua asylum in Alicante is being considered as the new home for the Justice building and Mayor Sonia Castedo has already begun to take the necessary steps for its acquisition.

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‘BRETON is a cold, distant, inaccessible person, impassive and imperturbable, but he always knows what he is doing, what he is saying, and with clear awareness of what is right and what is wrong.’

Jose Cabrera, forensic psychiatrist on mental state of the father of Ruth and Jose Breton, the two children who were reported missing in Cordoba in October, 2011.

Art therapy in the 19th century ARTWORK that was created by patients suffering from mental illness during the 19th century can be viewed at Villajoyosa’s Salon D Pedro de la Barbera dels Aragones starting from tomorrow (Friday).

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is the estimated price for a litre of petrol once the VAT increase hits the pumps on Saturday. EC statistics show fuel taxes have grown to 47 per cent for gasoline and 42 per cent for diesel; however, Spanish prices are 8 and 6 per cent respectively below the EU average.

THE Pati Fosc neighbourhood of Villajoyosa participated in a five-day festival in honour of San Bartolome while others gathered to celebrate the end of summer and San Agustin on Playa Centro beach.

Ultimatum IF the construction problems at Boca del Calvari (Benidorm) are not solved by September, the council will have to take matters into its own hands, according to Councillor Vicente Juan Ivorra.

‘Work’shop TRAINING for the unemployed is being offered through the Local Development Agency in Benidorm, featuring the workshop ‘Financing and Subsidies for Entrepreneurs.’

and finally... THE multinational British-Dutch company, Unilever, has reportedly created a plan to adapt its brands, which include Knorr, Lipton, Rexona and Pond’s, to an ‘impoverished Europe,’ with strategies that will use cheaper formulas and smaller packages to reactivate sales.


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NO ESCAPE! VAT rises to hit everyone NO household - expatriate or Spanish - will escape an increase in spending following this Saturday’s IVA/VAT rises. Whether simply buying an item of clothing, having a cigarette or selecting a CD, from September 1 it will cost more. While many families have - when budgets have allowed - tried stocking up in advance on some items to help ease the VAT charges, with daily incidentals, including making phone calls and having a beer or wine facing increases, life is about to get a whole lot more costly across the board. The standard rate of VAT in Spain is 18 per cent at present, but from Saturday this rises to 21 per cent on many things including alcoholic drinks, tobacco, television and radio services, clothes, phone calls, animals used in bullfighting,

agricultural machinery and overthe-counter pregnancy tests. Also rising to 10 per cent VAT from Saturday will be items at present in the reduced 8 per cent rating, including: • Foodstuffs in general (with the exception of some basics in the 4 per cent band • Soft drinks • Animals destined for human consumption or breeding • Health and social services, plus dental work • Imported artworks and antiques • Motorway tolls • Taxi fares • Rubbish collections. Odd items will be removed from the reduced 8 per cent rate and moved to the standard 21 per cent VAT rate from Saturday, meaning there will be a massive 13 per cent price increase in visits to the

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Cinema visits. cinema and to discotheques, and it will also cost 13 per cent more to die, with funeral service costs now moved to the standard VAT rate. Only items identified to remain in the 4 per cent category rate will NOT go up in price, including: • Basic foodstuffs like bread, eggs, cheese, milk, beans, fruit and vegetables • Books, magazines and newspapers

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Phone calls. • School items (but not electronic purchases) • Medicines • Vehicles and transport for the disabled and part-handicapped including wheelchairs • Prosthesis and implants. At present new property falls within the 4 per cent VAT category, and this will continue until the end of the year, but will increase to 10 per cent from January, 2013. Many tourists visiting Spain during September have offset the planned increases in car hire, excursions, accommodation and airport transfers by paying in advance, with a number of websites helping them achieve such savings. But when they arrive from Saturday onwards and go to relax over a cooling beer, wine or even a soft drink, then they should prepare to pay more than they would have done had they visited in August!

BRITISH drivers ogling pedestrians are at fault for nearly one million crashes per year, revealed a 2,142 driver survey carried out by Direct Line.

Bypass rise THE number of gastric bypass operations has risen from 858 to 5,407 in six years, despite Health Department efforts to promote healthier lifestyles among Britain’s increasingly overweight population.

Appeal denied THE two men sentenced to life in prison for the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence in London in 1993 were denied their first bid to appeal their convictions at the Court of Appeal.


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Singer Raphael honoured BENIDORM paid tribute to singer Raphael in honour of the artist’s 50th anniversary of his victory in the city’s Spanish Song Festival. Miguel Rafael Martos Sánchez, often simply referred to as Raphael, is a worldwide acclaimed Spanish singer who pioneered modern Spanish music as well as a television, film and theatre actor. While Raphael was in Benidorm for his tour last weekend, he took the opportunity to thank the city that essentially “gave birth” to his career half a century ago. In honour of the musician’s return to Benidorm, Mayor Agustin Navarro along with Festivals and Events councillor, Conrado Hernandez awarded Raphael with a replica of the 300-kilogramme and four-metre sculpture in the shape of an ‘R’ that will be displayed in the city.

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Baras flamenco show celebrates bicentennial FLAMENCO dancer, Sara Baras, stopped by Benidorm to perform ‘La Pepa,’ in honour of the 200th anniversary of the first Spanish Constitution. For nearly two hours, Baras put on the show that premiered in her native Cadiz on March 19, on the bicentennial of the enactment of the Magna Carta in 1812. Baras personified the title character, an allegory of hope and freedom, but also joy in the tough times during the Peninsular War between Spain and France. The piece was set in the artist’s home city of Cadiz. Seats in the Julio Iglesias Auditorium in the Parque de l’Aiguera were filled last Saturday with audience members who came to enjoy the show brought to Benidorm by the Council of Festivals and Events.

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Queen Elizabeth NEARLY 3,000 passengers disembarked the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship at Alicante’s port last week and became familiar with the city during their nine-hour stop.

Student gender THE Valencia region’s leftist group EUPV demanded the desegregation of students based on their gender in some schools, pointing out that it is in violation of the Education Law.

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‘LA PEPA’: Sara Baras performs in a representation of hope, freedom and joy.

ALICANTE Police are looking for a man in his fifties who robbed a shoe store in the city centre with a knife. He gained access by telling the clerk that there was a leak from his upstairs flat.

On set FILM company, Ciudad de Luz (Alicante), allowed the public to shoot on its sets yesterday (Wednesday), with no more than a reservation and €20 per person.

200 euro suit TEN volunteers of a forest fire fighting group (ACIF) in Salinas (Alicante) paid €200 each for fireproof suits that are necessary for their work with Alicante Provincial Fire Brigade Committee.

Temporarily out AN ALICANTE judge ordered provisional freedom and a restraining order for the man, aged 32, who attempted to kidnap an eight-yearold girl from San Juan beach last week.


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Mayor of Calpe meets the sheriff Mayor Sanchez promotes two-way tourism By Benny Davis DURING his recent visit to the UK, the adventurous Mayor of Calpe, Cesa Sanchez, met up with Leon Unczur, holder of one of the most historic and much vilified titles in England; ‘His honour the Sheriff of Nottingham’. No evil sheriff men or strange archers in green tights hanging out of nearby Sherwood trees, just the two dignitaries

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having a casual drink or two over an impromptu discussion about the possibility of boosting tourism between the two popular destinations. During their chat, the mayor of Calpe pointed out that apart from Brits representing the largest expat group in his community involving some 9,500 expats; Calpe also receives around 700 UK enquiries a month requesting information on everything from museums to cuisine and culture to Blue Flag beaches. Sheriff Unczur was also told how closely British associations in Spain such as Lions, Help and AFPO work with the Spanish charities including Caritas and Red Cross. After the meeting, mayor Sanchez said he was very happy with the discussions and hoped that two-way tourism would benefit as a result. Although the title, ‘Sheriff of Nottingham’ has colourful connotations, Councillor Leon Unczur is no

Sheriff of Nottingham Leon Unczur with Mayor of Calpe Cesa Sanchez. stranger to laying claim to unusual backgrounds. The youngest of 10 children, Leon is of Mongolian, Lithuanian and English origins and has travelled the world, working in most countries including a period in Berlin when the infamous ‘Wall’ came down. He has also cycled throughout Europe and America, taking in parts of Canada and Mexico and the West Coast of Australia during his time on the road. He lives with his partner Jonathan, a former Cambridge graduate, local government officer and professional fundraiser, who eight years ago suddenly decided to change his lifestyle and become a professional comedian. Councillor Unczur will share his year in office with his friend, mother of two Adela, in the position of Lady Mayoress.

Benidorm takes steps to reduce phone bills IN further cost cutting measures, Benidorm Council last Friday announced it was trying to reduce its telecommunications bill in the forthcoming year by 20 to 30 per cent. The savings aren’t being made by council workers making less calls, but by a proposed switch to cheaper telephone/internet providers. Finance Director, Natalia Guijarro, said that several providers had been approached and asked to provide quotes, raising questions from the opposition, as to why if such substantial savings can be made, such action had not been taken earlier.

A RABBI in Hof, Bavaria has been reported by a local doctor for allegedly circumcising baby boys; however, the Justice Ministry is expected to draft a law to allow this practice for religious reasons.

Brothel bill A GUNMAN injured three security men at brothel Artemis in Berlin, during an argument over the bill for the prostitution services he received.

Explosion risk A MAN in Bad Kreuznach was sent to prison for hoarding 40 kilos of unstable explosives and dozens of other weapons, which had to be removed by a robot due to the possibility of it spontaneously exploding.

Manager sued A CONSTRUCTION manager is being sued for injuries to a blind man who fell two storeys when the manager removed a balcony in a Hamburg care home and put up a written warning sign.

High driver A BERLIN bus driver terrified his passengers when he sped through the streets of the Schöneberg district after taking cocaine.

Mammoth dig WORKERS on the underground network in Düsseldorf recently dug up a 1.20-metre-long woolly mammoth tusk, which is estimated to be 10,000 years old.


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BURIAL CAVE: 375 metres above sea level.

Bronze Age burial chamber in Javea

By Benny Davis THANKS to a grant from the Ministry of Culture, the visual story behind the discovery and excavation of a 4,683 year old burial cave, discovered over 375 metres above sea level on Montgo Mountain, is now open to the public at the Javea Museum of Archaeology in Plaza de los Hermanos Segarra. Described as, ‘an archaeological goldmine,’ this off-cave event will consist of 12 display panels reproducing the characteristics of the cave interior, including discovered remains and the process of

excavation and subsequent cataloguing. Illuminated showcases featuring many of the findings and reproductions of the schematic style paintings will be displayed. In addition, Daniel Tejerina of the University of Valencia has produced a visual to simulate a virtual tour of the cave, to create as much of the original atmosphere as possible. The actual cave known as, ‘Migdia barranc of Montgo’ is completely inaccessible to the public. The exhibition will remain open until December 31.

NORWAY - A DRIVER swerved to avoid hitting an elk with her car on a Hedmark country road, only to hit a bear shortly afterwards. The animal fled into the woods.

Bumpy fight DENMARK - A blogger is fighting to prevent the city of Copenhagen from levelling out the grass bunkers near the Norre Solgade in autumn. Many locals gather to sit on the bumpy landscape.

Belly ache SWEDEN - A Spanish drug smuggler, aged 33, was brought from Stockholm airport to the hospital where an x-ray revealed 50 capsules of cocaine in his stomach.

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JESUS POBRE’S traditional agricultural festival known as “L’Escalda de la pansa” gained the support of the Alicante Provincial Council to be considered as Intangible Cultural Heritage. The annual festival which takes place in the small town within the municipality of Denia was attended by the Provincial Council President, Luisa Pastor, last Sunday. Pastor assured residents the recognition of the festival as Intangible Cultural Heritage would soon be discussed with the province’s Culture Committee.

Another billionaire THE Russian parliament welcomed its 13th billionaire. Anatoly Lomakin, 60, who is among the 100 richest people in the country, will become a State Duma deputy for United Russia. ‘PETITA’: Enjoyed 20 kilos of apples as a birthday treat.

Elephant celebrates her fortieth

BENIDORM’S Terra Natura held a party last week to celebrate the fortieth birthday of one of its female elephants, ‘Petita’. The animal has only recently been integrated into the herd as previously it was shunned by the other animals,

according to a statement from the park, for “not being up to standards of beauty of the species.” This was not elaborated on further…. She was given 20 kilos of apples as a birthday treat, being a fifth of her normal daily intake of fruit.

Warlord’s loss THE son of the prominent Chechen warlord, Ramzan Kadyrov, was killed age 24 during an artillery attack in Syria earlier this month and was buried in his native Chechnya.

Game play ESTONIAN programmers’ imitation of the online game ‘Angry Birds’ which pokes fun at Russian authorities for their prosecution of members from the band Pussy Riot, has gone viral on Twitter.


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Changing fashion in names THE most popular names for babies registered last year in the Valencian Community were Alejandro and Paula. Last year, 25,631 boys were born in the community’s three provinces of Alicante, Valencia and Castellon, announced INE, Spain’s official statistics office. Of these, 606 were named Alejandro, followed in popularity by Daniel (565), Pablo (525), Hugo (479), David (477), Marc (470),

Adrian (447), Alvaro (389), Marcos (372) and Javier (325). Paula was the most popular name amongst the 23,898 girls born in the Valencian Community during 2011, followed by Maria, registered 580 times, Lucia (565), Sara (527), Carla (521), Sofia (436), Daniela (414) and Alba and Aitana, both with 376. Nationwide, Alejandro was the most popular name for boys with a total of 5,879 male

newborns receiving this name. They were followed by Daniel, Pablo and Hugo. Mohamed, in all its phonetic variations, occupied 67th place in last year’s list of names, compared to 55th place in 2010 and 94th place in 2002, INE revealed. Lucia was the popular name for girls throughout Spain, with Paula in second place, followed by Maria and Lucia. The most commonly-

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Town hall payout for high kerb ALFAZ DEL PI town hall must pay €16,169 compensation to an elderly man who broke his hip in a fall. The man, aged 76, was looking at photographs in an estate agent’s window in January 2010. He was with his partner, who was in a wheelchair. Standing back to get a better view of the photos, he fell from the kerb which was 40 centimetres above the road. He broke his hip, requiring hospital treatment and an operation. The height of the kerb was ‘pronounced’ and the town hall should have put up a sign or barrier like those on other sections of pavement, ruled the Valencian Community’s Legal Advisory Council. While recognising the local Administration’s responsibility, the Council did not award the full amount of €32,338 claimed, as they considered he had failed to take sufficient care.

Tight-lipped Ryanair enrage passengers RYANAIR could face legal proceedings from at least 100 passengers who were stranded for 12 hours on an internal Spanish flight. Police and Guardia Civil officers were called to ease tensions after the flight from Menorca to Madrid was aborted after the crew detected a technical fault. Passengers were returned to the airport building but they claim Ryanair failed to explain what was happening. Tempers flared and ‘scoundrels!’ and ‘hands up, this is a stickup!’ were some of the milder accusations from the 180 people waiting to fly to Madrid. Police and Guardia Civil officers obliged Ryanair staff to stamp and validate passengers’ official complaint forms. They also kept them informed of developments. None of the crew was

NO FAIR AIRLINE: Ryanair later refused to provide its own version of events. willing to explain what the fault consisted of or how the problem would be solved, said one of the passengers afterwards. Declining to give her name, she confirmed that she and approximately 100 others intended to lodge an official complaint against the airline. Ryanair later refused to

provide its own version of events. The company is currently under investigation by the Spanish authorities regarding three emergency landings made at Valencia airport on July 26. The planes were low on fuel, but had been fuelled

according to European regulations, Ryanair boss O’Leary later said. “Ryanair operates like every other European airline and no-one was in danger,” he insisted. “And although Spain could investigate the company,” it cannot withdraw Ryanair’s licence,” he claimed.

Altea’s Cap Blanc against development ALTEA town hall held a meeting of interested local residents last week concerning future plans for the area of land to the south of the town adjacent to the beach front, known as Cap Blanc. Approximately 60 people attended the meeting, at which the overwhelming consensus was for the preservation of the character of the area, and not for it’s development. “The results are very clear; the residents have clearly opted for conservation, preservation and landscape regeneration. “I feel supported by them and share this opinion, because I consider it essential for the future of Altea that we escape the ‘building block’ style that has done so much damage to swathes of our town,” said Councillor Carolina of Altea town hall.


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Hopes dashed of finding Ruth and Jose alive FRAGMENTS of charred bone found in the remains of a bonfire belong to Ruth and Jose Breton, police have confirmed. The children, last seen with their father Jose Breton on October 8, 2011, were aged six and two. Analysis by an independent expert, Francisco Exteberria, a professor of Legal and Forensic Medicine, confirmed that the bones were those of ‘immature humans’. A still-smouldering bonfire on land at the home of Breton’s parents in Las Quemadillas (Cordoba) was examined two days after the children’s disappearance. Bones were located at the time but police pathologists identified them as belonging to rodents. The bonfire used to burn the bodies was constructed with bricks and sheet metal, revealed Jorge Fernandez Diaz, Minister of the Interior, on Monday. The blaze would have reached a temperature of 800ºC and burnt for three hours, explaining why no other remains were present. “Whoever lit the bonfire knew what they were doing,” said the professor. “Most crimes linked to fire are uncovered because people do not know how to burn, this time they did.” Any DNA traces would be destroyed in this kind of heat, said Professor Exteberria,

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Ruth and Jose Breton disappeared in October 2011. who has worked closely with the police on many occasions. With genetic analysis ruled out, only tangible evidence was available and he had examined around 200 bone fragments and nine teeth. It was impossible to determine whether Ruth and Jose were still alive when their bodies were burnt. But even a cursory examination without a microscope made it abundantly clear that the remains were human, he claimed. If the police pathologists’ findings are found to have been flawed, he would not apportion

blame, the Interior Minister announced. “It is not a question of accusing anyone, but of discovering the truth,” he said. Jose Breton, who was being sued for divorce by Ruth and Jose’s mother when they went missing, was remanded in custody last October owing to inconsistencies in his story. Described as ‘cold’ and ‘manipulative’, he has consistently denied involvement in their deaths, although they were staying with him on the day when they allegedly disappeared from a Cordoba park.

Gas scare in Muchamiel MORE than 100 people had to be evacuated from their homes on a Muchamiel urbanisation following a gas leak. Firemen from Alicante City and San Vicente as well as the Guardia Civil were called following an alert that propane gas was escaping from a deposit in Calle Olmos. Forty people from 14 houses had to leave their homes and another 70 were told to leave a nearby sports centre after the leak was detected at 3.30pm last Sunday afternoon. Emergency services inspecting the deposit found a split in the tank, probably caused by ‘deterioration over a period of time’, they said. It was likely, they explained, that gas had begun to escape some days earlier. The company responsible for the deposit reached the scene at 10pm that night and siphoned the gas from the damaged container to a new tank. Once finished, firemen eliminated possible gas residue although the deposit is located in the open air. Air samples were analysed before the area was pronounced fit for residents to return to their home, sources later explained.


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Car park to be closed for three months THE underground car park at Montañeta Square in the centre of Alicante city will be closed for three months while it is reformed. From September 1 until December 1 the car park will be out of commission, said municipal sources. The construction, which was approved on Monday, has a budget of €1.4 million ‘not including IVA (VAT),’ said the council. Renovations will include improved entrances with straight ramps, new signs, a remodelled ventilation system, structural repairs, and improved urban planning of the square whilst maintaining reforms completed in 2009. Parking spaces reserved for handicapped individuals, a lift and an area designated for bicycles are also included in the plans. Traffic and pedestrian paths will be affected, but only ‘minimally,’ during the renovation of pavements according to a press release from the government.

Spend less, officials told HIGH-RANKING regional officials have been told to travel by low cost airlines wherever and whenever possible.

With Valencia’s regional government already in line for a bailout from the central government in Madrid, the Consell – the

regional government’s ‘cabinet’ - is looking for ways to reduce spending. In new guidelines that come into force in September, officials and politicians are also urged to travel tourist class on other forms of transport by the regional president, Alberto Fabra. They have also been told that they should be accompanied by no more than two aides when on official business. Austerity measures surrounding travel – formerly an unquestioned excuse for official jollies – follow others announced last year. These recommended that CHANGES: Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy. officials and politicians should Law in the Valencia Region. take the citizens’ side and maintain limit spending on “The regional government must their funding,” added Garcia. work-related meals to €20 a head.

Dependency services cuts THE Dependency Services system will lose €51 million as a result of changes made to the Dependency Law by Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy. In 2011, the budget for this programme was €283 million for all of Spain, €20 million of which was directed to the Valencia region. However, adjustments to the law include a 15 per cent reduction to the minimum governmental financing which means approximately €6 million less for the Valencia region. Beneficiaries of the governmental aid made available through the Dependency Law include individuals who are unable to carry out daily tasks due to an illness, disability, or old age. “They are attacking the weak by reducing aid that was already meagre,” criticised Jaime Esteban Garcia, co-ordinator of the Platform for the Defence of the Dependency

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OPT-OUT: Businesses who market via unsolicited phone methods face fines of up to €60,000.

Unsolicited calls more annoying PEOPLE find unsolicited phone calls almost twice as irritating as e-mails and letters. This is shown in statistics of the 223,134 people in Spain who have registered with the Lista Robinson. This is a list of consumers who have registered, via the internet, to opt-out from receiving unsolicited marketing phone calls or communications. Of those registered, 177,067 specified that they do not want marketing phone calls, either on their landlines or mobiles. A further 98,566 requested a block on postal marketing, 93,658 on text messages and

89,388 on emails. These figures prove phone calls are the greatest irritant, said the List’s legal adviser, Sol Mestre. The Lista Robinson appeared in Madrid in June 2009 presented by the data protection agency, AEPD, and must be consulted by companies in compliance with Spain’s Data Protection laws. All on the List must be excluded from company marketing strategies. Madrid and Barcelona have more residents registered than other Spanish cities, and interestingly women outnumber men by 53 to 47 per cent. Anyone can register

free with Lista Robinson, indicating which marketing channel or channels they wish to block. A rise in the number of new registrations always coincides with the onset of aggressive telephone marketing campaigns, Mestre said. “People do not want to be bothered by calls at inconvenient times that intrude on their lives, offering something they have not requested.” If unsolicited calls do not cease within three months, registered citizens can lodge a formal complaint with Spain’s Agencia de Proteccion de Datos and firms can face fines of up to €60,000.

Psychiatric hospital first THE man who tried to kill a taxi driver who picked him up from Benidorm to bring him to Molina de Segura must be admitted to

a psychiatric hospital before going to prison. The Murcia Provincial Court sentenced the convict, who is in possession of a Russian passport, to one year and nine months of prison and as a safety measure his A 33-YEAR-OLD Dutch national, arrested while admission to a psychiatric travelling as a ‘mule’, was found to be carrying hospital for a maximum of approximately 600 grammes of cocaine. two years for robbery of The detained man landed at El Altet airport at 9pm the taxi driver’s vehicle and on the evening of August 23 on a flight from the attempted manslaughter. Netherlands, according to the Policia Nacional. Additionally, the convict Here he was singled out and questioned on arrival by must pay €2,250 in airport officials. He willingly agreed to go to nearby damages to the victim for Elche hospital to determine whether drugs were the injuries he sustained concealed inside his body. on August 13 of 2009 X-rays revealed the man had swallowed 49 capsules when, upon arrival to weighing 600 grammes. He admitted they contained Molina de Segura, the cocaine and was held in custody for questioning by an convict beat the driver and Elche judge who later ordered his remand. took off in his vehicle.

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El Pais, Spain’s leading newspaper selling more than 360,000 copies a day, spotlighted Euro Weekly News and the publishers Michel and Steven Euesden in a feature in the national

section of its best-selling Sunday edition. Here are extracts from the John Carlin interview which also appeared on the Madrid-based publication’s internationally-read website.

Top Spanish paper El Pais puts EWN in the headlines P

EOPLE earning a living from newspapers live with the absurd knowledge that the more readers they have, frequently the less they earn. Discovering a newspaper that earns money in the Western World is, it seems, harder than finding an admired politician in Spain. But without intending to, I found one on the industrial estate in Benalmádena on the Costa del Sol. Distributed free, written in English and published weekly, since 2007 while the remainder of Europe has plunged into economic crisis, the Euro Weekly News (EWN) has increased pagination from 64 to 120 (in Costa del Sol). Income - entirely from advertising - has risen and while five years ago EWN published four separate editions each week, it now produces six (with a total pagination of approximately 450). EWN owners Michel and Steven Euesden, aged 50 and 52 respectively, are proud of their working-class backgrounds with Michel’s undiluted energy and Steven’s mature and more reserved approach. Michel - blonde, slim, high heels and with the longest nails in the world (painted blue and white) - involves herself mainly in daily management, administration and editorial. Steven takes care of the advertising and the sales teams. What is the secret of their undisputed success? “Passion and energy,” says Michel. “We work seven days a week.” Anything more? “We are permanently in touch

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We are permanently in touch with clients and we know how to adapt to what the market wants.’

Steven and Michel. with clients and we know how to adapt to what the market wants.” They produce ‘tapas’ journalism with few long stories ‘unlike Spanish newspapers’, and articles on a wide range of topics from bank scams to foreign pensioners, jellyfish beach invasions to new restaurant openings. There is financial advice and the latest on the Spanish royal family, plus recipes for slimming

or advice on spicing up life. In addition to plenty of news and features, there is also wideranging advertising. “When our competitors were paying dividends during the boom years, we were investing. Today practically all of them have gone.” Is there a lesson here, not just for other newspapers but for the rest of the business community? Diego Spadoni, an Italian who has lived in Spain for 20 years

and owns the Sol y Miel Hotel near the EWN headquarters, says so. This year he has lowered prices, turnover is down and clients are not staying for as long, but even so he expects this month (August) to show 90 per cent occupation. “The great present need is to be more professional, have more initiative and connect better with clients. You have to work longer hours and watch costs,” he said.

“People who don’t know what to do, open a bar. A Spanish classic,” says Spadoni. Super-professional Dani Garcia agrees that opening a bar is no longer a good idea. “The sector is saturated,” says the Marbella restaurateur whose establishment - Calima - has two Michelin stars. He has succeeded because he describes Marbella as ‘a protected bubble’, with a flow of rich, foreign clients compensating for the fall in national tourism. Additionally, Garcia emphasises the importance of attention to detail, as ongoing plans will see him open a New York restaurant in November. But for every winner there is a loser. Some four-star hotels in Benalmádena are offering rooms for €20, less than half of the price Spadoni charges at the two-star Sol y Miel. Tourism is supposedly buoyant in Spain and has increased since last year. “If the least affected sector in Spain is the way it is now, what must the rest be like?” Spadoni asks. So what about publishing, where lay-offs are frequent nowadays and the outlook appears grim? Strangely, the greatest problem for the audacious Euesdens is the lack of firstclass staff. “They must speak English, naturally, as well as Spanish. We are desperately looking not just for journalists and salespeople but also bloggers and people with computer expertise,” says Michel. “Help us to find them. Please!”

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Santander (67 per cent). In descending order, Gijon, Logroño, Vitoria, Albacete, Valladolid, La Coruña and Bilbao all made the top 10 with more than 60 per cent. In Andalucia, 54 per cent of Sevilla residents said they felt safe, as did 54 per cent of Malagueños. Palma de Mallorca and Alicante both did slightly better with 56 per cent. Perhaps surprising to many, only just over half of Barcelona's 1.5 million residents feel totally safe in the city. And in Badalona and Hospitalet – two suburbs – only 47 and 48

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PAMPLONA may be one of the most dangerous places in Spain to be hanging out in the streets during the annual ‘Running of the Bulls’ festival. But when it comes to day to day life, 70 per cent of residents feel safe and secure out and about in the famous Basque university city, giving it the top ranking in a Spanish city safety survey. In total 5,416 people living in 30 Spanish cities were asked how safe they felt by OCU consumer group, with Pamplona just nudging into top spot. It was closely following by Oviedo (68 per cent) and

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Extra help for 200,000 €450 grant ongoing, but with strings attached THE government’s about-turn decision to continue payment of a subsidy to jobless people who have run out of dole credit has provided six months of new hope for an estimated 200,000. With payments originally due to end on August 15, the government has now approved an extension until February. Additionally the ‘Plan Prepara’ grant payment has been increased by €50 to €450 for people with at

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Petrol hits €1.51 litre THE cost of a litre of 95 octane petrol has reached a record €1.511, and diesel €1.42, according to an EU Petrol Report. Prices vary in different regions and filling stations, with the litre price recorded as a national average.

least two other family members in their charge. Several labour unions are sceptical and warned that people will have to be careful with the ‘fine print’. People receiving the ‘Plan Prepara’ grant have to take training courses as part of a scheme initially introduced by the Zapatero government in February 2011, with an initial six-month duration. The latest extension is the third to be put into place.

Getting tough on sharp sales THE government has stepped in to halt what many feel was ‘sharp selling’ by many banks. Buyers of preferred bank shares will now have to know exactly what they are investing in. And they will need to personally sign a consent form before purchasing. In some cases there must be a minimum investment of €100,000, Economy Minister Luis de Guindos has stated. Tempted by high dividends and led by some banks to believe they were making a deposit, not an

Flirty way to get a good deal IN tough economic times, flirty women are more likely to get a good deal than men. Women who act ‘flirtatiously’ when out shopping, or negotiating for major purchases including a car, are more likely to get a substantial discount than males, a study in both the UK and America shows. It is thought a combination of flirting and friendliness may help women disarm male salespeople in sales negotiations. Laura Kray of the University of California, Berkeley in the US, said that flirty women can often be seen to ‘convey assertiveness and power’.

investment, more than one million bank customers saw savings trapped after buying into unredeemable shares. De Guindos described the shares as a ‘sophisticated product’, but many who invested originally discovered too late that they could get their money back only by reselling on the secondary market. Many invested in banks subsequently nationalised by the Spanish government and found their chances of breaking even, let alone making a profit, were nil. The latest legislation introduced last Friday will prevent situations like those of recent years, De Guindos added. Meanwhile, banks with clients wanting to recover money ploughed into preferred shares are offering to exchange them for ordinary shares or other products. With time, this may enable them to recoup their original investments. But this course is not open to nationalised groups including Bankia, Novagalicia and Catalunya Caixa, as the European Commission is insisting that restructuring must be financed by creditors, including preference shareholders.

JOBLESS: Payment extended to those out of dole credit.


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Biggest problem is the community president

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We have a problem with the president of our community, who takes a fee for doing the job but fails to carry out some duties despite several requests. One duty is maintaining the street lights, two of which have been out of order for some time. Recently a group of noisy youths identified the area as a good place to congregate. We have repeatedly requested our president to You and the make the defective lights operational again, but Law in Spain have been ignored. By David Searl It seems that at the last Annual General Meeting (AGM) the matter was raised but the lights remain dark. What action can we take to ensure that the president carries out duties for which she receives a fee from the community? P D (Costa Blanca)

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Community of Property Owners is a democracy. The problem with this is that a democracy is a do-it-yourself organisation. The members discuss the issues at the AGM and settle disputes by majority vote. The AGM is the supreme authority. In your case, if the elected president fails to carry out his or her assigned duties, you should first make the complaint in writing, directly to the president and also to the assembled members at the AGM. Perhaps you could inform the other members by a circular in mailboxes. Make sure your complaint is on the formal meeting agenda for discussion and vote. This agenda is a serious matter. Only issues which appear on the agenda can be voted upon. Then, the vote of the majority of members requiring the president to fix the street lights should do the trick. If there are even more serious problems, one-fourth of the members, who represent one-fourth of the ‘cuotas’ or community fees, can force the calling of an Extraordinary General Meeting. This meeting might have only one item on the agenda, which would be replacement of the president. 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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Plastic payments keep home-life ticking ALMOST half of British households continue to depend on credit cards to pay their rising utility bills, a recent survey has shown.

£££ HALF of Britain’s employees spend an average of £367 (€458) of their own money each year on work-related expenses, with only 45 per cent claiming expenses back, revealed a Capital One study.

£££ HOME-OWNERS with five-year fixed mortgage rates, a clean credit

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history and enough equity may halve their monthly payments, according to Adrian Anderson of Anderson Harris.

£££ APPROXIMATELY 39 in every 10,000 mortgage applicants lied about their finances from April to July, representing a 23 per cent yearly rise, a study shows.

£££ THE campaign group, ‘Save our Savers’ has asked the government to abolish taxation of British saving accounts to boost returns for millions.

£££ APPROXIMATELY 130,000 people receive £7 (€8.75) or less state pension, about the same number that receive £230 (€287); however, this will change when the £140 (€175) flat-rate pension scheme is enforced, says Pensions Minister Steve Webb.

Daft ideas don’t take holidays but get summer-break boost IT’S a well-worn and rather tattered cliché. But it really is beginning to appear that the lunatics have finally taken over the EU asylum. One might file and forget the latest foolish proposals emanating from the EU merely as something thought up by tabloid journalists to fill pages during the annual July-August silly season. But, sadly, this is not the case. Perhaps the ideas floated by Spanish MEP Alejandro Cercas should not be taken too seriously. Maybe he was just acting the court jester during the holiday absence of those wannabe statesmen in Brussels. But, then again, it is important to ponder on the flood of directives - around 2,000 per year and some truly foolish - finding their way on to the statute books without parliamentary debate. The following gem came as a surprise when I discovered it as an insignificant-looking paragraph hidden in a 65-page research document sent to me by a British MP. It concerned a proviso that every EU Commission directive must be perused by the European Scrutiny Committee at Westminster before being passed to the relevant ministers and departments. This, I felt, was a practical safeguard until I discovered, tucked away, a further codicil stating that if an EU directive is not rejected by the

HOLIDAY MODE: The UK’s Houses of Parliament takes a long summer recess.

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scrutiny committee within six weeks, it will be deemed to have been agreed, and will pass directly - and without parliamentary debate - into the statute book. Six weeks might appear long enough for even a parliamentary committee to make up its mind, but the British parliament enjoys a long summer break from the end of July until October, and the European Scrutiny Committee, along with all the others, does not sit during this period. However, the European Commission is away from its office only during August, which means that for 12 weeks every year, the EU can issue proposals that will not be scrutinised at Westminster. It raises the question just how JUST over 5,150 people in Spain have many potentially declared incomes of more than €600,000, ‘toxic’ ideas have, more than 5,300 fewer than five years ago. over the years, Experts say it is normal for the rich in bad passed into British times to invest away from home when their law without parliaown country is experienciing recession. mentary scrutiny or debate?

Spanish money on the run

When in opposition Theresa May promised to address this anomaly, but I have not been able to discover if any action has been taken. Now, coincidentally(?), along has come another sample of EU idiocy which might still slip under the wire. The EU mandarins are forever banging on about the need to improve the eurozone’s ‘competiveness’, and emphasising the importance of this in getting the various economies moving again. But then someone like Señor Cercas comes along with an altogether daft idea that, unless enforced worldwide, would slam the EU brakes full on, resulting in even more misery and deprivation than is already being suffered by so many poor souls living in the real world. Under these proposals all employers intending to make job cuts would have to ‘measure the happiness of their staff’, and carry out ‘psychological health’ checks before and after redundancy. Ridiculous, perhaps, but this silly idea has already received European Parliamentary approval, clearing its way to becoming a commission directive. European Scrutiny Committee, watch out!


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www.euroweeklynews.com WHEN making any investment, it is important to only use firms which are authorised and regulated and to look for arrangements which provide a high enough level of investor protection to give you peace of mind. We unfortunately still hear stories of people losing money to unauthorised sales people. For example, three Britons have recently been convicted over a £10 million Ponzi scheme which had targeted British expatriates in Spain. The scheme ran from 2001 to 2009. Trading as Gilher Inc, the fraudsters promised investors 20% returns. The money was however never invested, and was instead diverted to support their own lifestyles. They owned luxury villas in the area and had an active social life there. It is believed that 70 British residents in Mallorca were defrauded out of £10 million. Most of them were retired, with many of them handing over their life savings. The amounts lost ranged between €11,000 and €223,000. The investigation was carried out by the UK’s Senior Fraud Office, after receiving complaints from investors in November 2009. In March Texan financier Allen Stanford was convicted by a US court of orchestrating a $7 billion Ponzi scheme. Again, he had promised investors high returns, but

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used the money to fund his other businesses and an opulent lifestyle. The largest Ponzi scheme in recent years remains Bernard Madoff’s $65 billion fraud, which came crashing down in December 2008. Ponzi schemes basically use money from new investors to pay existing ones. The first investors will see returns, which help the scheme appear genuine and profitable to new investors. Those who invest later usually lose their money. The capital is not actually invested and earning returns for the investors, and the schemes collapse when the unsustainable supply of new investors and money dries up. According to the UK Financial Services Authority, too many Britons fall victim to investment scams. Around £500m is lost each year to scams where people are

contacted to invest in shares, property or rare goods, with a promise of a high return. The majority of victims are men aged over 50, and most of them say they are experienced investors - so everyone needs to be on their guard, wherever they live. Generally, the bigger the proposed return is, the greater the risk. Besides Ponzi schemes, “boiler room” scams involve fraudsters cold-calling people offering shares or other investments which turn out to be worthless, over-priced or nonexistent. Investors are promised high returns but usually end up losing their money. Some victims have lost all their savings or their family home. The Financial Services Authority warns that the tactics often sound like the “real deal, so it’s easy to be drawn in by their professional and high pressure sale tactics”. How can you protect yourself from fraud? When it comes to investments and pensions you should only work with firms which are fully authorised and regulated by a reputable national regulatory body like the UK Financial Services Authority. Check this independently with the relevant authority. You can often do this online, for

example, you can access the Financial Services Authority register at www.fsa.gov.uk/register/home .do. Only ever transfer money to an authorised institution or trust company. Never write a cheque or transfer funds to an unauthorised individual or company to invest it on your behalf. Investing through a large established firm rather than being a one-man band will also give you peace of mind. Compare the return being promised with comparable investments. If it is much higher then there is probably a catch. If nothing else it may be a much riskier investment than you realise. Do not be tempted by get rich quick schemes. At the very least, limit the amount you invest and make sure you understand the investment and how returns are generated. Most importantly, as the Financial Services Authority website warns (and the bold and use of capitals are theirs): “REMEMBER, IF IT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, IT PROBABLY IS”. To protect your wealth, you should only invest through proven investments placed through a trustworthy and established firm, such as

Blevins Franks Financial Management Limited. For example, if you place your investments in a Luxembourg regulated insurance bond, you will benefit from an exceptionally strong culture of investor protection. Luxembourg’s regulations are governed by EU directives that require strict financial controls and supervision to provide investors with a secure onshore regime. This regime provides maximum security from institutional risk to investors without limit. Your investment assets are completely protected should the insurance company fail. The regime offers complete segregation of clients’ assets from either the creditors of the insurance company or any of its custodian banks.

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Aggreko PLC

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AMEC PLC

1045.00

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Anglo American PLC

1930.00

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1,531.94

ARM Holdings PLC

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Ashmore Group PLC

323.55

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1,767.28

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597.73

AstraZeneca PLC

2949.00

22.00

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Aviva PLC

326.50

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839.00

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311.00

2.30

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Barclays PLC

186.50

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BG Group PLC

1308.50

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3,169.31

BHP Billiton PLC

1948.00

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445.25

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BP PLC

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Eurasian Nat Resources

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Diageo PLC

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Fresnillo PLC

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GKN PLC

215.10

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1,254.00

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1082.00

8.00

0.00

442.25

Glencore Int PLC

362.12

0.85

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16,347.28

Burberry Group PLC

1322.50

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0.00

697.10

Hammerson PLC

518.50

1.50

0.00

1,008.09

Capita PLC

682.50

3.00

0.00

470.55

Hargreaves Lansdown

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323.99

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13,258.49

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326.94

ICAP PLC

325.00

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0.00

1,088.15

IMI PLC

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0.00

663.34

Imperial Tobacco Group 2462.50

18.00

0.00

1,682.85

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6.00

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553.90

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2738.00

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181.15

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2180.50

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0.00

399.31

Kazakhmys PLC

635.00

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0.00

2,539.66

Kingfisher PLC

285.50

2.80

0.00

5,785.34

Land Securities Group

799.00

-5.00

0.00

2,186.53

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127.50

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0.00

12,089.13

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0.00

88,395.68

Marks & Spencer Grp

372.50

15.20

0.00

13,384.98

Meggitt PLC

376.85

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1,268.03

Morrison Supermarkets

287.50

1.50

0.00

4,888.03 4,373.45

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Pearson PLC

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4.50

0.00

3178.50

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0.00

360.86

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5,808.14

1217.50

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1,090.20

621.00

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715.35

1490.50

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717.97

Polymetal Intnal PLC

980.00

2.50

0.00

401.27

Prudential PLC

804.00

1.00

0.00

3,984.31

Randgold Resources Ltd 5631.50

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0.00

206.45

Reckitt Benckiser Group 3588.00

53.00

0.00

1,315.41 2,288.89

Pennon Group PLC Petrofac Ltd

Reed Elsevier PLC

555.00

2.50

0.00

Resolution Ltd

235.00

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0.00

2,023.76

REXAM PLC

420.00

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0.00

4,973.32

Rio Tinto PLC

2894.50

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0.00

6,923.28

Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC 850.00

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0.00

2,227.42

Royal Bank of Scotland

227.50

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0.00

8,899.91

Royal Dutch Shell PLC

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0.00

1,621.17

RSA Insurance Group PLC 112.50

0.10

0.00

6,729.31

SABMiller PLC Sage Group (The) PLC Sainsbury (J) PLC

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13.50

0.00

919.47

298.50

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0.00

2,719.78

322.60

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0.00

3,719.66

1370.50

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0.00

143.35

Serco Group PLC

575.75

2.50

0.00

533.99

Severn Trent PLC

1858.50

10.00

0.00

316.72

Shire PLC

1950.00

19.00

0.00

771.42 1,704.30

Schroders PLC

Smith & Nephew PLC

654.50

10.00

0.00

Smiths Group PLC

1041.50

-4.00

0.00

431.33

SSE PLC

1340.00

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0.00

1,545.76

Standard Chartered PLC 1410.00

18.50

0.00

2,724.61

Standard Life PLC

252.50

-0.30

0.00

5,896.02

Tate & Lyle PLC

655.00

3.00

0.00

758.77 15,889.40

Tesco PLC

340.75

1.00

0.00

Tullow Oil PLC

1385.00

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0.00

1,648.48

Unilever PLC

2285.50

26.00

0.00

1,407.61

United Utilities Grp PLC

722.00

3.50

0.00

1,710.83

Vedanta Resources PLC

963.50

-16.00

0.00

1,024.43

Vodafone Group PLC

185.50

0.65

0.00

37,817.84

Weir Group PLC

1710.50

-48.00

0.00

1,019.68

Whitbread PLC

2039.00

9.00

0.00

280.43

Wolseley PLC

2505.00

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0.00

1,066.50

WPP PLC

825.00

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0.00

5,302.26

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Sweet success for Hershey’s HERSHEY’S, the US chocolate company, expects international sales to increase 20 per cent by 2017 thanks to availability of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in Japan.

Phone first AN INTEL Mint smartphone priced at $550 (€438) by Russia’s mobile service operator, Megafon, is the first in Russia to use the Atom Z2460 chip.

Pricey claim US BIOTECH giant Monsanto must pay $250,000 (€199,000) for what a Brazilian judge called ‘abusive and misleading propaganda’ concerning an advert for genetically modified soy.

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Spanish able to teach a lesson to the Chinese over breakfast WHEN it comes to breakfast in Spain, pan con tomate (tomato on toast with olive oil), pan con aceite (olive oil on toast) and churros - especially in winter - are all-time favourites. And not only with the nationals, but equally with thousands of expatriates... though some do remain true to the full English! In Mallorca, as well as to a lesser degree on mainland Spain, many like a savoury start to the day, including ensaimada. And, of course, when it comes to breakfast out - a daily way of life for millions of workers in Spain from bankers to builders, from shop assistants to gardeners - it isn’t rare to see a fairly early morning coffee being served along with an accompanying small brandy. But, according to a new survey, when it comes to breakfast and eating out, then the the Chinese are slow starters. For only one in five urban consumers eat at fast-food restaurants between 4 and 11am, as opposed to a massive 75 per cent at lunchtimes. With the total number of foreign fast-food outlets in China set to break the 50,000 mark this year - up from 48,477 in 2011 and 36,037 in 2006 - and 44 per cent of

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Many Spanish eat breakfast out. Chinese consumers planning to spend more on fast-food in the coming year, the potential for the sector is clear. Tan Heng Hong, Senior China Research

Analyst at Mintel, the global supplier of consumer, product and medical intelligence, with offices worldwide including in London, says: “More has to be done to unlock opportunities in the breakfast market where usage is the lowest.” Following a recent survey by Mintel, he revealed that despite having the upper hand in quality, safety and service: “Foreign fast-food still has much work to do in flavour, affordability, health and variety in order to compete more effectively against Chinese fast-food, which has the largest share of the fast-food sector.” Research also shows an interesting gender divide when it comes to foreign fastfood. More women (71 per cent) claim to eat at foreign fast-food restaurants than men (66 per cent). Additionally while a quarter of all women eat at fast-food restaurants when there is a promotion including meal vouchers or coupons, only 19 per cent of men seek such special deals. “To increase traffic among women, promotions such as vouchers and coupons can be a useful marketing tool. Women are interested in deals because they enjoy the thrill of not paying full price for an item,” said Hong.


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Pianist Vincent hits the right notes worldwide! Concert pianist and music professor Vincent Russo has performed all over the world, recorded nine CDs and spends his time between Spain, Italy and Switzerland. Nicole Hallett reports. Were your parents musical? various European countries and nominated Not really, though they appreciated Honorary Citizen of Osaka (Japan), music and art. My grandfather was a founding promoter of Greek theatre flautist at Naples Opera House. events and European music film Did you always want to festivals. be a pianist? Career highlight? Since a child, I have been Performing at the moved by the magic sound Leningrad Philharmonic of a piano. I started playing Hall in St Petersburg when 11 and gave my first (Russia), the mythical concert aged 13. Carnegie Hall in New York Globally, where have and with major orchestras you performed? and noted conductors in the USA, Canada, South America, USA, Canada and Japan. Russia, Japan and in several European Future? countries. I have performed in Mallorca Four live CD recordings of Rachmaninoff (1986), for national Spanish radio and as well as Schumann, Brahms and Scriabin television (1997-98) and Valencia and a double CD with Chopin works. They (2000). will be released gradually during 2013 and Achievements? 2014. Also, potential 2013 concerts in International ‘merit’ mentions from Mallorca and Valencia. Read the full interview on www.euroweeklynews.com/features/interviews

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Vital Statistics • Age: 54 • Born: New York • In Spain: 16 years • Spanish base: Mallorca • Marital status: Single • Speaks fluently: English, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, French and Russian • Best thing about Spain: Warm, cheerful attitude • Worst: Unpunctuality • Hobbies: Researching Greek/theatre history, 17th century Flemish and Dutch art history, psychoanalysis

EWN COMMENT Pie in the sky A HOSPITAL in Lliria (Valencia) has never opened since building finished in 2009. Castellon airport - the Valencian Community again - opened last year but has never received a single passenger. Who knows, if the

second had not been built, perhaps the first would be functioning. Public money and megalomania are a marriage made in heaven for spendthrift administrations. And hell for those at the receiving end of spending cuts.

Banking on secrecy SPAIN is apparently disinclined to extradite Herve Falciani, a former HSBC employee who revealed details of 24,000 Swiss accounts to the French tax authorities. Arrested in Barcelona, he is wanted by Switzerland for breaching bank confidentiality - not an offence in this country. Some governments have already acted on his information and this includes Spain, who collared Santander Emilio Botin. president Emilio Botin. Falciano deserves a medal, not extradition.


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Waste collectors mean bleary-eye starts to the day WHILE I love living in Spain, enjoying all that the weather and culture have to offer, I do have a pet hate; the rubbish collectors pitching up just as I am about to drift off to sleep or waking me up. They are so noisy, between the vehicle and the tipping of the containers and the workers shouting, it is impossible to ignore. I have to wake up early in the morning and as a result of this a couple of days a week I am exhausted at work, not having had the required hours of sleep. I understand the reason, as this is the least busy time on the roads, but I wish they could do it a bit earlier.

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I WAS shocked to read that despite the 24.6 per cent unemployment in Spain, the Employment Ministry still had to advertise some jobs abroad because ‘no-one’ in Spain wants them (Issue 1415). Here in Spain these benefits only last for a short time. Surely people not working in Spain and who have no other source of income should be willing to do almost any job. I read all the time that the various town halls offer work training programmes. Michelle Tremble, Almeria

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Mallorca’s airport and a low-cost, nofrills airline. We were notified whilst waiting on the bus to take us to the airplane that my suitcase had had an accident. Upon arrival back in the UK we headed to make our claim. My suitcase was mangled - made to look like a bus had gone over it – and cut down one side. Five items were missing, including an iPod, a mobile phone charger, a pair of sandals, an expensive lady shaver and a little case of gold jewellery. While I understand the terms and conditions of airlines regarding placing

Costa Blanca North valuable items in suitcases and that accidents can happen, for five items to have gone missing does smell like theft to me. L Bloom, Palma de Mallorca

Dumbing down I WAS intrigued by your article (Issue 1414) which pointed out that British expats in Spain are frequently criticised for knowing little about their chosen new homeland. In a British survey it revealed that many nationals living in the UK are clueless about their own country and particularly in the field of geography. This should come as no surprise to anyone acquainted with current methods of teaching and the dumbing down of modern examinations. While the Spanish state system focuses on using the memory, acquiring knowledge and regularly testing students, the UK system has moved towards verbal reasoning exams, questions with multiple choice answers and project work. Peter Sanderson, Estepona (Malaga)

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IN regards to the ‘Loose Change’ article by Jane Plunkett in the finance section (Issue 1412), while it may be true many people are not sure how much to tip in restaurants and we all have to watch the pennies these days, www.euroweeklynews.com and that in some places staff may not depend on tips, on the Costa Blanca it is very different. Here many depend on their tips to make ends meet. This is because while they are paid FURTHER to L Grinyer’s letter ‘Travel around the minimum wage - currently Alert’ (Issue 1414), I too had a similar €5.02 an hour - for a 40-hour week, in experience this year at Palma de many cases staff work anything up to 70 hours or more. Even with such poor EWN received a number of letters in reply to Mark from Torrevieja’s letter (Issue 1415) on Spain being pay most are behind the times and the Spanish ‘arrogant’ and ‘lazy’. courteous, professional and fees by 147 per cent? gies for the misunderskilled. If someone leaves their standing. C J Cotrelle, country to improve their family La Nucia (Alicante) WHILE I agree that paperwork WHEN I read Mark’s letter, I felt situation working abroad, how in Spain can take a long time to like burning the paper and quit- dare they say that no one go through the bureaucratic ting my English degree. should give them a chance on process, I think Mark is off the Fortunately, I am a cultivated the basis of their nationality. HAVING read the most insultmark on his vehement dislike person, able to distinguish beWhat if Mark’s parents had ing letter to a complete nation of his Spanish heritage. tween the stupidity of a single found such a discriminatory from a person named Mark, Having lived all over the person and a national stereo- rule when they got to London? may I suggest that he returns IT was good to see world, I do not think the Span- type. What I cannot understand to the UK, or, better still, go to that Benidorm aired ish are any more or less miserThink about the following. on EWN’s part is that a smiley live in an Eastern European on CNBC in the USA able, arrogant, rude, obnoxious Work ethic: a Spanish labour face was put next to the letter. country where he, I am sure, (Costa Blanca North, or lazy than people of other force built the machinery for Sonia Perello, Valencia will be appreciated. Issue 1415). nationalities. the Heathrow Express, as well Editor’s note: The smiley Coincidentally, a study was Regardless of the The national health system in as the Metros of Hong Kong, face or sad face is put on published in the British Press news itself, this Spain far exceeds that of many Washington, Sacramento and articles agreed on or dis- that British workers were the hopefully will put the other countries. Pittsburg. agreed on. In this case he laziest in the world, preferring name in people’s As for siesta, well, not all Healthcare: there are was agreeing with Mike to receive state benefits rather minds when thinking Spaniards take one and it is 800,000 health tourists coming Walsh’s Images of Spain than seeking paid employof a destination and something that is slowly going to Spain each year. article regarding the lack of ment. drive tourism more. out of fashion. Education: was it not the UK understanding of English E V Botting, Mazarron Sarah Simons, Louise Harrow, Mijas Costa which raised university tuition by Spanish people. Apolo(Murcia) Benidorm (Alicante)

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LEAPY LEE SAYS IT OTHERS THINK IT BRITISH BOBBY: Police force was once the envy of the world. surrounded by a gang of seven black youths in a local park. After terrorising the lad and stealing his biscuits, they accused him of being a racist. When he denied the accusation, they shot him three times with an air rifle and made him kiss their feet. The next day, riding in his dad’s car, Oliver recognised one of his attackers. Mr Pettman approached the young man

and insisted he accompany him to the police station. The youth was questioned and subsequently released. The next day Mr Pettman was asked to go to the station. When he arrived, he was arrested, had fingerprints and DNA taken and was locked up for SEVEN hours. Apparently the youth had (falsely) accused him of assaulting him with a hacksaw blade!

Finally released without charge, Mr Pettman said he was now taking steps to sell his ÂŁ800,000 home and move to Singapore, where he was opening new offices. Both his daughter and son were now too traumatised to even go out and this event had simply been the last straw. None of the gang has been arrested and in a statement the police

declared they (the police) were simply ‘following procedures’. Can you blame this law-abiding gentleman for deciding to finally throw in the towel? Of course you can’t. The whole episode is a disgrace and perfectly described by Mr Pettman as the product of a ‘broken Britain’. I dunno, sometimes I really do despair of it all. Finally a funny. A friend was telling me that some years ago they were staying at a Magaluf hotel on their first visit to Mallorca. The wife noticed a sign outside the restaurant which advised guests to ‘dress for dinner’. That evening, suitably attired in long evening gown, abundant jewellery and boa, she swept into the dining area only to discover the other guests in shorts, T-shirts and flip-flops. The hotel had merely been requesting the residents to wear clothes. Lovely! Keep the faith Love Leapy leapylee2002@gmail.com

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CANNABIS plants as tall as 80 centimetres sprung up in the courtyard of the Saint-Martin-deRe prison in France where inmates are allowed to grow their own produce.

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RECENTLY put the spotlight on the pernicious nature of television as a mindbending re-laxative. Sadly, the conventional press hardly comes up smelling of roses either. Successful people are often criticised. The venerable Bruce Forsyth, arguably Britain’s most popular entertainer was often lampooned by the orchestrated media over his relationship with his then wife, Anthea Redfern. His sin; he wanted privacy from Press intrusion. The conventional Press never vigorously confronts government ministers with questions their readers are screaming for. Wonderful candidates would be PM David Cameron or Foreign Secretary William Hague. Leading Trade Unionists doing their job are routinely demonised. The latest to raise the ire of editorial is Rail, Maritime and Transport Union boss, Bob Crow. If you are a public figure this behaviour comes with the territory. As U.S. President Harry Truman said: “If you can’t stand the heat get out of the kitchen.” New York Tribune editor John Swinton, in 1893, addressed the New York Press Association: “There is no such thing as an independent Press, unless it is

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in the country towns. If you express an honest opinion, you know beforehand it would

ASSANGE: Vilified for doing his job? never appear in print. If I should permit honest opinions to be printed in one issue of my newspaper, like Othello, before twenty-four hours, my occupation would be gone. The business of the New York

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UMAN rights groups have expressed outrage at recent ‘inhumane’ forced evacuations of Roma gypsies across France. Police raids left hundreds of Roma, including many children, homeless after caravans were impounded. Images of the dismantled camps and comparisons to former President Sarkozy's Roma-crackdown two years ago have been a PR disaster for President Hollande. Now, to be fair, for a long time the French seemed not unhappy about a huge camp of immigrants near Calais, Sangatte, as long as those immigrants were expected to move on - illegally - into Britain. But since I was the victim of a mugging by Roma travellers on the Paris metro, which left me sweating like a dodgy MP on expenses-check day, it’s difficult not to have a bit of sympathy for one of their claims. The Roma arrived en masse from Romania and Bulgaria, defying France’s right until 2014 to bar immigrants from the EU’s newer member states. However, maybe France should be advised to look to Spain as the model for integration. Of the 10-12 million Roma living in Europe, Spain has the second biggest community, estimated at 970,000 –

about 2 per cent of the total population. Only 5 per cent of gypsies live in makeshift camps, and about half are NORA JOHNSON homeowners. Almost all have access to Nora, who has lived on the Costa del Sol for a number of years, is the author of psychological health care and at suspense and crime thrillers. least 75 per cent are believed to have some Roma gypsies sort of steady income. have melded Roma gypsies have melded into Spanish into Spanish mainstream culture — flamenco dancing and traditional Spanish dress have both mainstream been borrowed. culture. While many European countries regard their Roma communities as problems, on their Spain has embraced its own by giving them ‘inhumane’ rights, celebrating their history and treatment, the bringing them into the fold. question as to In the final analysis, there are two issues. how social Firstly, the unrestricted movement of large cohesion can be numbers of people in a system that was maintained designed for freedom of movement in a appears to be completely ignored. limited way so social cohesion could be There are some problems in society that maintained. just don’t have a solution. And deporting And, secondly, the so-called ‘inhumane’ these people is not one – they’ll simply end treatment of a community regarded as up somewhere else – but I really can't ‘illegal immigrants’. Whatever your views think of an answer either.

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Ooh er Madame I AM Emma Bovary (which is who I believe probably possesses slightly less dangerous than all the above qualities. I am at being Spartacus). Having just heart an unreconstructed woman. re-read Madame Bovary by Men should not cry or talk about Gustave Flaubert I’ve come to their feelings and yes I know that the above conclusion. that statement is inherently sexist Suzanne has a degree in Fine Art from Goldsmiths and an It is eerie how alike we are MA in Writing from Lancaster University. She is currently but if they try it with me I’ll be off (apart from the fact that in the teaching in Alicante and writing a book for teenagers before you can mutter ‘new man’. (which doesn’t have a vampire as its central character). novel she is known for her Masculinity and confidence turns me beauty and I for my hips); the on, although machismo I’m happy to ennui, the sniping and petty jealousies and the say turns me off. inability to commit to one man. Now Emma Bovary desired a fey, fawning but wealthy Once as a young woman I was accused by an ex man to adore her and keep her in a style to which she felt of having a feet of clay complex, which meant that she deserved. I on the other hand want to be swept off my I coated all my men in gold then stood back feet by a man who knows his own mind (and has a ‘thing’ horrified as the gold fell off to reveal ordinary clay for Telly Tubbies), is buff and brave but doesn’t mind like figures (which actually quite truthfully summed buying roses or earrings and of course must love me up Daniel whose skin resembled plaster of Paris, but totally, never criticise me and stump up for then I’ve always had a soft spot for Goths) and as expensive meals out. All this must be much as I protested at this slur (while edging out of achieved without tears or declarations of the door) I had to agree that his evaluation was, in love and whilst living in a different essence, correct. house, town or preferably country. While believing myself to be a deeply flawed As George Clooney wisely said; human being I refuse to associate with similarly “...instead of figuring out how to make flawed men (another reason I am single). I may look it (a relationship) work, I looked for a like a Telly Tubby but I still believe I’m in with a way to get out of it. The truth is you chance with George Clooney, although knowing me shouldn't be married if you’re that kind I’d doubtless find fault with him too (OK yeah that of person.” was stupid!). I want my men to be strong, fearless, And unfortunately Emma Bovary confident, sensitive and built like brick houses. and I are both that kind of person My ideal man would be a cross between a except I’d never swallow arsenic in mercenary and Mother Teresa with the intelligence case my husband found out about of Einstein (but not the hair) and the face of a Calvin my rabid spending… I’d swallow the Klein model, the one with black hair and a chiselled receipts instead, then disappear. chin coated with stubble (hmm!) or George Clooney But don’t tell anyone.

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EWN www.euroweeklynews.com OF late, many people I have met have extolled the virtues of seizing the day, or to: “Live not one’s life as though one had a thousand years, but live each day as the last,” as Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius Antonius, once said. I am all for it - in theory - but first consider the consequences. If today were my last day I would certainly not work, but would rush around like a mad person ensuring that my will was in order, that all proper goodbyes had been said. It would, in a word, be exhausting. Still, I am sure the mantra doesn’t mean it quite so literally, so let's now assume that we mean to enjoy each day to the ultimate not really knowing it were the last - as if you had a chance of piecing together the best day ever. Paying scant regard to the kids’ inheritance, I would probably spend any saved euros on gathering all my friends together for a massive party, or rent a yacht for that final day, with Champagne on tap and James Blunt serenading me. I would absolutely not bother with my greens for the day, but eat caviar and foie gras (sorry, goose!) and lashings of chocolate truffles. Bedtime would be some diffuse hour because you can sleep when you’re dead, right?

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Carpe Diem The elementary flaw with Carpe Diem (a term conjured up by another Roman, Horace) is that for most of us, the next day actually doeth come - and there will still be bills to pay, kids to be ferried to school and dishes to be washed. None of which are easily manoeuvred with the mother of all hangovers. An obvious omission for the Russian Oligarchs who actually do live like this, but then they have probably seized more things than just the day. And if you live each day like that, then surely it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy; without sport, salad or sleep, that final day will certainly come round a whole lot sooner. So what people actually mean when they say Carpe Diem, is more like; “Try to have a bit of fun during the daily humdrum, but don’t forget to exercise, eat well and brush your teeth and be sure to get a good night’s sleep. Oh, and achieve at least one important life goal each day between school pick-up and cooking the dinner.” But then, that doesn't sound nearly as enticing, does it? More like jolly hard work. Bear in mind that old Marcus allegedly popped his Roman clogs

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at the hand of an assassin, according to the blockbuster movie Gladiator and popular folklore, which is not ideal. Apart from the two Roman chaps, it took several centuries and nigh on two millennia for the next significant voice on the subject - Eckhart Tolle who contributed to the debate with his book, ‘The Power of Now’, jampacked with soul searching exercises to be done by the reader: All quite exhausting. Instead, may I suggest a more appropriate Spanified version of the aphorism; " “Seize mañana,” which happens to sit particularly well with my own procrastinating tendencies - never do today, what you can put off until tomorrow. I knew I was Spanish at heart...

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OFF THE HOOK: It is not older women, but older fathers that affect children’s risks of autism and schizophrenia.

Older fathers could raise the risk of autism in children MEN wishing to become fathers later in life have been advised to consider freezing their sperm. This comes after a study showed older men fathering children could raise the risk of autism and schizophrenia, and

possibly dyslexia and low intelligence in their offspring. Ninety-seven per cent of genetic mutations were caused by the age of the father, while the mother’s age had no effect at all, scientists in Iceland

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Some insomniacs born without comfort genes A NEWLY identified group of people have been found to be born without the ‘comfort’ genes needed for easy sleep. This means that they are immune to the feeling of warmth and relaxation which sends an average person off to sleep within 15 minutes. Instead, their genes are designed to maintain a state of mental alertness, making normal extended sleep impossible.

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4:15pm Love Will Keep Us Together Drama. A widower faces the challenge of reconnecting with his children while mourning the loss of both his wife and his career. He finds the support he needs through his brother and a blossoming romance with his son’s teacher. 6:00pm 5 News at 5 National and international news. 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away 7:30pm 5 News National and international news. 8:00pm Ice Road Truckers: Deadliest Roads 9:00pm World's Craziest Police Pursuits 10:00pm Person of Interest 11:00pm Celebrity Big Brother Catch up on the latest events inside the Celebrity Big Brother house. These exclusive highlights include all the action, arguments, couplings, friendships and conversations in the diary room.

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Spain’s bureaucracy is like a zoo’s reptile house IT is said that when you enter a hospital you leave your dignity outside; enter an airport and you often leave common sense there with it. We have all endured airport stopovers, especially at night when many flights are curtailed so that near-airport dwellers get their shuteye. I particularly detest Madrid’s Barajas Airport terminals; soulless, they invented the term. The seats, if you can find one, are not worth the pursuit. Footsore travellers, using their bags as pillows, kip down on the bare marble floors. These unfortunates would be better considered if they found themselves in a

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is wholesome, but refugee camp. Is it past its sell-by not beyond the date is bovine wit of humiliating. In airport interior Madrid, foragers designers to can be fined up to provide reasonable €750. Would it space for not be cheaper to customers to rest? By Mike Walsh give the poor Times were buggers a little tough in Britain food? during the 1920s. www.michaelwalsh.es Spain’s bureauMother told us that cracy reminds one her mother’s policy was to padlock the cupboard if of a zoo’s reptile house; there is just the occasional lifting of an you were out of work. It appears the spirit of grandma eyelid. My friends often summer now hovers over Girona. City hall in Britain as do many others. I and supermarkets there and must concede that after six elsewhere are locking street bins rainless months and temperatures to deter scavengers. This is to stuck in the 30ºC plus region I am avoid the ‘humiliating’ scramble looking forward to heading north for a breather. for food. Frankly, I think locking these skips, many containing food that

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During the British Raj our forbears spent their summers high in the Himalayan foothills where the climate is similar to England’s. I did ask my friends if there was anything else of Britain they missed. They replied, yes, British bureaucracy and helpfulness is a dream compared with Spain’s over-staffed paper chase. Politicians here are savvy enough to know that jettisoned jobsworths won’t vote for them if they are ditched. Democracy does have its shortcomings.


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7:50am Rastamouse 8:00am Barney's Latin America 8:30am The League of Super Evil 8:40am LĂŠon Animated comedy shorts. 8:45am Frankenstein's Cat 8:55am Newsround Topical news magazine for children. 9:00am What's New Scooby-Doo? 9:25am Buzz and Tell 9:30am Nina and the Neurons: In the Lab 9:45am Baby Jake 10:00am Tinga Tinga Tales 10:10am Uki Children's series. 10:20am Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 10:30am The Large Family 10:40am The Koala Brothers 10:50am Dirtgirlworld 11:00am Octonauts 11:05am Kerwhizz 11:30am Driver Dan's Story Train 11:40am Waybuloo 12:00pm In the Night Garden 12:30pm The Daily Politics 2:00pm See Hear 2:30pm To Buy or Not to Buy 3:15pm The Weakest Link

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5:10am FIA GT1 Championship 6:05am British Formula Ford 6:30am Sheepdog 6:40am Freshly Squeezed 7:05am Paralympics Tonight 8:00am Paralympic Games Breakfast Show 10:15am Paralympic Games 2012 1:00pm Channel 4 News Includes news headlines and weather. 1:05pm Paralympic Games 2012 2:00pm Paralympic Games 2012

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4:15pm Mind over Murder 6:00pm 5 News at 5 National and international news. 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away Independently, Bianca and Heath try to work out what they mean to each other. 7:30pm 5 News National and international news. 8:00pm Secret Interview 9:00pm Celebrity Big Brother 10:00pm Dallas 11:15pm Celebrity Big Brother 11:45pm Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side

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Double rescue AFTER Jan van der Vliet found these two adorable white cats in the rubbish dump he promptly gave them the appropriate Dutch names. Pluimpje: Dutch for little feather as the female was like a little ball of fluff when he found her. Decibel for the male as he tends to be very vocal and make a lot of noise, similar to that of a peacock, so we are told. 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.

LETHAL DOSE: Just 280 grams of milk chocolate can kill a dog.

Chocolate is lethal for cats and dogs CHOCOLATE made for human consumption can cause death in cats and dogs as they are sensitive to a class of chemicals called methylxanthines. Caffeine and theobromine are members of this family. Our pets simply cannot metabolise and excrete methylxanthines as efficiently as humans. The half life of those compounds in the human body is in the order of two to three hours; in the dog it is more like 18 hours. In a dog the compounds are taken up by the liver and transmitted via the bile into the intestine. They are then converted back into the original methylxanthines for another circuit through the animal. This repeats itself a number

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of times and instead of getting rid of the substances the animal will go through a cycle of poisoning itself. There are many formulations of chocolate with varying amounts of caffeine and theobromine. The lethal dose of sweet milk chocolate for a dog is two ounces per kilogram of bodyweight. For a five kilogram dog this would be about 280 grams. A lethal dose of milk chocolate for a 25-kilogram dog would be

about 1.4 kilograms. Dark chocolate is at least 10 times as lethal. A 25kilogram dog could die from the methylxanthines in just five ounces. Symptoms include vomiting, hyperactivity, restlessness, hypersensitivity to touch (a dog will jump when touched), very rapid heartbeat and an increased breathing rate, a loss of control of leg muscles, muscle tremor seizures, general weakness, coma and finally death. In my opinion it would be a tragic mistake to encourage a dog to develop a taste for chocolate. A small dog left alone in a house with a box of chocolates might well follow its nose to the goodies and kill itself by poisoning, so be careful to keep any chocolate well out of reach.


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SINCE his parents were killed in an unfortunate accident in Holland, the local lunatic, Nial McCulmore, has been making a misery of the lives of the residents of the village of Brackenhead by persistently searching at dead of night within their paper bins for something he cannot find. Brain damaged in a childhood incident in which four other choir boys lost their lives, he is driven by

VIRGO (August 24 - September 23) A great light shines on your romantic life. Whether it is meeting up with old chums or a new date, there is electricity in the air for you. Equally, a business coupling is particularly fruitful and you count your blessings to have gone down a particular path.

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When looking at where you have come from, it is gratifying to know progress continues. The months ahead convince you the path you took was right.

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The usually flamboyant attitude which is yours at this time of the year is now subdued, but this will not last for too much longer and soon things will be back to normal. You will be looking to spice up your romantic life and your partner will be only too willing to go along with your suggestions.

excitement. Rather than setting down hard-andfast plans, it may be better to be flexible.

SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22)

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Expectations are high. With energy peaking early on, projects gain momentum and there are early results. A suggestion made to a loved one some time ago is now acceptable and there could be some

Just joking WHEN the expensive printer in an office began to print black lines on every page, the manager called a repair shop where a friendly man informed him that the unit needed to be cleaned. Because the store charged €100 for such cleanings, he said, the manager might try reading the manual and doing the job himself. Pleasantly surprised by his candour, the manager asked, “Does your boss know that you discourage business?” “Actually it’s my boss' idea,” the employee replied. “We make more money when we let people try to fix things themselves first.”

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TAURUS (April 21 - May 21) Although you feel more in control as the week comes to an end, do not make the mistake of counting your chickens before they are hatched. If you do, you could end up with egg on your face. Continue to plan to get the best results but bide your time.

ARIES (March 21 - April 20)

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There will be good news regarding an application or legal document. Following on from that your finances take a turn for the better and this could be long term. Having extra cash is great, but be

Colleagues are far from helpful at the moment and you may even feel that matters are going backwards. It may be necessary to move away and leave them to haggle among themselves. Perhaps later you may step in and take control of the confusion. If your business life is far from good then it is more than balanced by harmony at home.

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As the moon shines on you, it is almost possible to feel the light. After a few recent hiccups it is now possible to get down to achieving your heart's desire. Whether that is what you will want at the end of the day is neither here nor there. What matters most to your wellbeing now is to see some results.

Cast your net wide this week and be prepared to take advantage of a state of freedom. With high energy and an expansive mind, you are in a good position. Avoid being thrown out of kilter by activities around you. It may be difficult to make real progress at times

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Your love life is highlighted and, although you may be suspicious of your good luck, this is a new phase. Whereas before you had some reason to mistrust you are now able to have confidence. It is a great time to progress your inclinations on the romantic front.

There is a lot going on and sometimes you need to take a step back. A feeling that you have covered some ground before is not unfounded. However, there are certain aspects of your life which need to be revisited. Only in this way are you able to see the real progress that has been made.

his deranged obsessions and his belief that the comic book gods and goddesses who form the main interest in his life, have hatched a plan to have him reveal the truth when Jenny Gorem - who had been blamed for the tragedy – reluctantly returns to the village to face her past.

When wealthy Gerard Carter stands upon the face of the ancient sundial his wife, Brighid, believes that the vandalism has allowed through the forces that will see the wreck of a car raised from the waters of a local river bed and Police Sergeant, Meakin Mild, make the assumptions to start a murder enquiry, fifteen years after the event. Beware those who underestimate the lunatic as those who risk exposure seek to keep hidden the truths which claimed so many lives.

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CANCER (June 22 - July 23) Your mind is sharp and it is easy to spot problems before they arise. Some dispute regarding a trip is disappointing. However, you are not able to please everyone in this instance. A glitch in a close relationship needs sorting out now before things get worse.

LEO (July 24 - August 23) Having been given a chance to take responsibility at the beginning of the month, you are determined to do your best. Certainly, it is a time to concentrate on any business matters which need attention.

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ENGLISH - SPANISH The clues are mixed, some clues are in Spanish and some are in English. Across 1 Kitchen sink (9) 5 Cansado (persona) (5) 7 Ribbon (5) 9 Smooth (skin, hair) (5) 10 Ruido (5) 11 Tin cans (5) 12 Juncos (plantas) (5) 14 Seguro (contra robo, incendio, daño) (9)

Co d e B r e a ke r 7 The French son moves for the holidays (5) 13 Great musician makes her soup (7) 14 Military policeman cares about tent dwellers (7) 15 The root vegetableʼs a standard crop (7) 17 Avoid fool appearing topless (5) 18 The deanʼs very fast (5) 19 ʻAbracadabraʼ, Zoroastrian exposes blade (5)

QUICK Across 1 Writ issued by authority of law (7) 4 Subject (5) 7 Injure with hot liquid (5) 9 Keeps (7) 10 Pardon (7) 11 White lily (5) 12 US five-cent piece (6) 14 Former name of Chennai (6) 18 Alloy of copper and zinc (5) 20 Rubeola (7) 22 Female thespian (7) 23 Solid (5) 24 Wander (5) 25 Cul de sac (4,3)

Down 1 Gordo (persona) (3) 2 Direcciones (de casas) (9) 3 To find (9) 4 Freno (5) 6 Asado (al horno) (5) 8 Playing card (5) 9 Ensalada (5) 13 Ver (persona, objeto) (3)

Down 1 Maintain (7) 2 Methods (5) 3 Scream (6) 4 Sum (5) 5 Artist (7) 6 Prices (5) 8 Burrow (5) 13 Main division of a book (7) 15 Prize (5) 16 Hang (7) 17 Entertained (6) 18 Wild pigs (5) 19 Shabby (5) 21 Sudden thrust (5)

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC - Across: 1 Appro, 4 Ailing, 9 Demesne, 10 Thora, 11 Real, 12 Virgins, 13 Cry, 14 Newer, 16 Oread, 18 Ell, 19 Genesis, 20 Cuff, 23 Adobe, 24 Exempla, 25 Treats, 26 Aegis. Down: 1 Andiron, 2 Pampa, 3 Oast, 5 Interpol, 6 Idolise, 7 Goats, 8 Heavy, 13 Crescent, 15 Winsome, 17 Defrays, 18 Ester, 19 Giant, 21 Unpeg, 22 Hera. QUICK - Across: 1 Batch, 4 Cursed, 9 Arrange, 10 Spree, 11 Dust, 12 Zealous, 13 Bee, 14 Rogue, 16 Lusty, 18 Lie, 19 Sincere, 20 Cite, 23 Aorta, 24 Steward, 25 Pulled, 26 Spend. Down: 1 Boarder, 2 Terms, 3 Hint, 5 Unstable, 6 Serious, 7 Dregs, 8 Seize, 13 Beverage, 15 General, 17 Yielded, 18 Least, 19 Scalp, 21 Irate, 22 Mess. ENGLISH - SPANISH Across: 1 Cama, 3 Straw, 8 Pestaña, 9 Cue, 10 Lirio, 11 Leche, 12 Oro, 13 Indoors, 14 Essay, 15 Caer.

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION

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

Down: 1 Cepillos, 2 Mushrooms, 4 Traslado, 5 Alcachofa, 6 Gasolina, 7 Defensor.

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For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), American essayist, lecturer, poet and leader of the Transcendentalism movement in the mid 1800s.

Each number in the Code Breaker grid represents a different letter of the alphabet. In this week’s puzzle, 1 represents T and 21 represents Z, so fill in T every time the figure 1 appears and Z every time the figure 21 appears. Now, using your knowledge of the English language, work out which letters should go in the missing squares. As you discover the letters, fill in other squares with the same number in the main grid and the control grid.

FENDER (10) Barely Billed Cheers Elders Enters Felled Hinted Hopped Island Oceans Reeled Render Resent Sender Shells Steady Spears Waters

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION

1 Bucked, 2 Seared, 3 Kisses, 4 Gravel, 5 Horses, 6 Senses, 7 Braver, 8 Thence, 9 Neatly, 10 Bottle, 11 Cancel, 12 Treaty, 13 Listen, 14 Sickly, 15 Steals, 16 Glance, 17 Hasten, 18 Sights, 19 Events.

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•THE Valleys International Bridge and Social Club meet Thursday 1.30pm-6pm at Bar Tormos, Orba Valley. Call 966 404 533. •PIETER SWINNEN Painting Club, Calpe: 965 835 212. •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.

FRIDAY •JAVEA BRIDGE CLUB Duplicate Pairs. 965 795 458.

Email whatson@euroweeklynews.com Fax 952 440 887 Post Euro Weekly News, Calle Moscatel 10, P-62, Poligono Industrial Arroyo de la Miel, 29631 Benalmadena, Malaga.

•ANGLICAN CHAPLAINCY Sunday Services - Holy Communion in eight locations: See www.costablanca-anglican chaplaincy.org. •BENITACHELL CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, Benitachell: 966 494 036 or 966 470 303. •CALPE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CHURCH Perlamar, Sundays 11am: 965 835 502 or www.calpechristian fellowship.org. •CHRIST IN YOU THE HOPE OF

•ROTARY INTERNATIONAL 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 •COMPUTER CLUB in Alfaz del Pi: Call 965 889 187.

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-

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.

days 10.30am at Calle Favara 8, Javea Pueblo (near Plaza de la Constitucion Espanola) 965 794 624. www.javeabaptist .com.

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•MOSIAC COMMUNITY CHURCH Sunday 12pm Multicultural Service; Wednesday 8pm Intercessory Prayer; Last Thursday of month 1.30pm community lunch. 678 066 222.

•JAVEA BRIDGE CLUB Duplicate Pairs. 965 795 458. •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.

•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.

• COSTA BLANCA MOUNTAIN WALKERS: There will not be any more walks until October 3 coinciding with their 25th anniversary.

•JACARANDA MORAIRA CHARITY AUCTION first and third of month at 1.30pm. Exc h a n g e u n wa n t e d g o o d s fo r cash; one person’s rubbish is another person’s treasure. Call 965 743 292 to book your goods in.

10.15am-12pm. Call 639 326 135.

•DENIA INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE CLUB Duplicate Pairs Start 4pm. Call 965 785 387.

•AUCTIONS FOR AECC (donations welcome): 965 319 929 / 688 238 879.

SUNDAY

•JAVEA Bridge Club Duplicate Pairs Tournaments: Call 965 793 413.

•CANCER CARE CENTRE Javea park: Call 965 796 846.

•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.

•JAVEA Bridge Club Duplicate Pairs Tournaments: Call 965 793 413.

AECC BOUTIQUE in San Isidro: Call 966 723 401.

MONDAY •JALON VALLEY MUMS AND TOTS CLUB reopens September 3, 10.15am. Call 639326135. •JAVEA BRIDGE CLUB ‘No Fear’ pairs. 965 795 458. •JALON VALLEY MUMS AND TOTS CLUB at the town hall

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

•ROYAL AIR FORCE ASSOCIATION in Pedreguer meet the second Monday of month: Call 966 430 215 or visit the website www.rafa-ncb.org. •U3A Marina Baixa meet fourth Monday of month at 10.30am at the Alfaz del Pi Casa de Cultura.

TUESDAY •JAVEA BRIDGE CLUB competitive Duplicate. 965 795 458.

•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

• 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. •INTERNATIONAL SINGLES CLUB Benidorm: Call 690 300 166. •JAVEA BRIDGE CLUB Duplicate Pairs 965 793 413.

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U3A get low-down on budget airlines JAVEA U3A members took a behind-the-scenes look at low-cost airlines at their last meeting. As many members got flights back to the UK for July and August, former airline pilot and budget airline chief Alan Blake shared tips on how to get the best deals. Alan explained to his audience at the Parador Hotel how easyJet set itself up as the first budget airline in 1995, followed by other companies like Ryanair and Monarch.

ALAN BLAKE: Advises to beware of ‘best deals’ which often disguise the end price.

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local passengers. He explained how the airlines went to great lengths to keep their costs down while, at the same time, trying to lure customers with enticing deals. But he warned people to beware of ‘hidden costs’ and ‘best deals’ which often disguised the end price. However, he did reassure people who may have concerns about safety surrounding the budget airlines industry, emphasising that there had never been a fatal accident involving a low-cost aircraft. The next Javea U3A meeting is at the Parador Hotel on September 26 at 11am. Further information at www.u3ajavea.org.


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GREAT food, great decor and great value go together at Déjà Vu in La Nucia and Benidorm Old Town, who have created new menus in both restaurants. In La Nucia things have got even better, with their new September menu of the day where for just a little bit more you can have a lot more. T-bones, lamb shanks and ribs are now available on the main course set menu dishes and the price saving is amazing. Should you decide to just have the main dish it will also come with a free glass of wine. They also offer fantastic breakfasts, sandwiches, and à la carte menu, with the new set menu starting at only €8.50 including half a bottle of wine, bread

and alioli. It’s great value for money and everything is freshly cooked. With seven starters, 11 mains and six different desserts, it’s incredible how they do it. In the Old Town a €12.95, four-course menu is also available, with wine included. The four-course Sunday lunch is just €9.50 including wine or water. Soup of the day, a choice of four starters and four mains, all served with Yorkshire pudding and a fabulous selection of market fresh vegetables, mashed and roast potatoes and a rich roast gravy. If you have any room after all that, you have a choice of six desserts. They are now taking bookings for Christmas and advise reserving

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Important information for property owners INFLATED â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;cadastralâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (land) values adopted in 2005 at the height of the property boom, were to be adjusted to the more realistic 1995 valuations taking retrospective effect as from January 1 2012, creating savings of up to 50%. Since then, many questions have been raised as to how this new system will affect the average ratepayer. As a result, Deputy Mayor Oscar Anton readily agreed to meet the EWN for an exclusive Q & A session to clarify the main points. Q: When will property owners receive the new IBI tax bill? A: This year, we will be issuing two different IBI receipts, depending if a property has undergone any form of legal or physical change since 2005. If not, the owner should receive an IBI bill in late September. However, if

Benny Davis talks to Deputy Mayor and Councillor for Finance, Oscar Anton, about the reformation of IBI tax values and how it will affect the average resident. the owner has changed home ownership or added any property improvements since 2005, they will not be billed until around December when they will be asked to check the new details for accuracy, prior to settlement. Q: How much will the average household pay this 2012 year? A: As explained previously, the town hall cannot calculate any tax until we receive the new format from Land Registry, but a homeowner will be able to get some semblance of an idea by looking back at their 2004 IBI receipts. Reductions will be rated according to the areas that suffered the

greatest increase in values since that period. Q: Will property owners have any right to claim for overpaid taxes since 2005? A: The Council has hired technical and legal services so they can study the possibility of filing a complaint against the Cadastre Directorate. We expect to have an answer to this question in October when we will issue a printed statement in several languages. Q: Can claims be made against the city council? A: Every individual has the right to claim against anyone or anything they consider liable, however, the IBI valuations were made and approved by the

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Spanish Hidalgos and the dishonour of manual labour H

IDALGO is a contraction of the Spanish ‘hijo-de-algo’ or ‘son of something’. While the other titles of Spanish nobility such as king, prince, duchess etc. clearly suggest something royal and aristocratic, such is not the case with the title Hidalgo. The ‘son of something’ implies something vague and undetermined. Not an heir, nor of royal blood, not necessarily the son of a military leader, the title Hidalgo is one of ambiguity. The Spanish Hidalgos of the 17th and 18th centuries claimed, or sometimes self-appointed themselves, to be descendants of past gentry. They had no land, no fiefdom, were often poor and penniless yet claimed a distinction as being something other than a mere commoner. Implicit within the Hidalgo ideal was a deeply ingrained, almost congenital, aversion to manual labour. People who worked with their hands were shunned and considered ‘vile and mechanical.’ Physical labour, even skilled craftsmanship was off limits and dishonourable to Hidalgos. Some historians have argued that the Hidalgo mentality goes a long way in explaining why Spain did not progress as did other nations of Europe. They claim aversion to manual labour has been a purely Spanish characteristic that has slowed its development. This theme is touched upon by Cervantes and his epic Don Quixote. The protagonist, Don Quixote, is the quintessential Hidalgo; noble, yet landless, distasteful of any labour and forever inclined to examine the contemplative side of life. Quixote’s behaviour is considered by many to be emblematic of Spain’s society of rigid social classification. Likewise many historians have portrayed 17th century Spain as debauched by wealth and luxury with vast numbers of workers and nobility idle because they

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“There are those who live by their hands and those who are rich.” 16th century poet, Jorge Manrique

Jack Gaioni Consider This US citizen Jack is spending the first years of his retirement in Almeria. His articles have been published in Spain and the US.

considered labour contemptible. But is this notion of Hidalgos and their distain for labour necessarily a Spanish trait? Have other cultures experienced this phenomenon? Is the Hidalgo mentality a marker of the Spanish national character or is it a more universal reflection of human nature? Consider… The 5th century B.C. philosopher, Confucius, had much to say about nobility and the work ethic. The main basis of Confucius’ teachings was that man should not be idle but be active in seeking knowledge while continually striving to become a better person. Confucius argued for the revolutionary idea of replacing ‘nobility of blood’ with ‘nobility of merit.’ A virtuous person who cultivates his life through effort can and should be considered a ‘gentleman’ while the shameless, idle son of a king is only a ‘small man’. The works of Confucius may have been some of the first to articulate that alternatives to blood nobility and elitism can and do exist. Individuals with intelligence, credentials, physical talents and education who, when combined with effort, are mankind’s ‘natural nobility.’ The

HIDALGO: Claimed to descend from past gentry. CONFUCIUS: Nobility of merit instead of blood. concept of an idle, self-proclaimed elitist such as a Hidalgo would be anathema to Confucius. An autocratic leader, who rules through elitism, claims Confucius, ‘need not be obeyed.’ Ibn Khaldun (1332-1406) is often regarded by Western historians as one of the most respected thinkers ever to come out of the Islamic world. (Interestingly, he spent many of his formative years in Granada). He is considered to be the father of modern social sciences and cultural history. His ‘magnum-opus’ or his masterpiece, The Muqaddimah (Introduction to History), is concerned with theories of social change. Khaldun believed the rise of thriving vigorous societies is cyclical in nature. First

generational leadership is characterised by fortitude, bravery, enterprise, individuality and discipline. Second generational leadership has a personal relationship with the generation before ‘which created glory’ but has learned these life lessons through study rather than by practical application. Third and fourth generations inevitably lose those qualities that began the original edifice of glory. This generation of nobility imagines that leadership was built not through individual effort but by the mere fact of their inheritance. A state characterised by a sedentary population, drained of vigour and exhausted energy is indicative of a society susceptible to decline. It leaves itself open to a more dynamic leadership who values the dignity of labour.

Confucius and Ibn Khaldun have both recognised that many societies have produced the Hidalgo mentality and the elitism towards labour and effort associated with it. My guess is they would see the Hidalgo phenomenum as something universal rather than Spanish specific. The historical notion that the Spanish have had a long tradition of doing practically anything rather than besmirch their honour by working with their hands is misguided. Perhaps it’s the widespread popularity of Don Quixote, or the vast corpus of literature overstating Spain’s Hidalgo legacy that perpetuates this observation. Entitlements, motivation, effort, passion, indifference etc are, it seems, more reflective of a broader human condition rather than any specific Spanish national characteristic.

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GAS POWER: The new Zafira Tourer model.

New powered Opel OPEL is extending its Zafira Tourer model portfolio with a new liquefied petroleum gas powered version, a 103 kW/140 hp, 1.4 LPG ecoFLEX turbo engine. The powerhouse provides the same output and torque of 200 Nm (1,850 – 4,900 rpm) in both the cost efficient LPG and gasoline operation modes. With its new LPG offer, the Zafira Tourer shows that it is just as versatile in its powertrain variants as it is inside its cabin: the master of versatility offers all conventional propulsion types in its portfolio. Opel is one of the very few carmakers in the segment of the seven-seater compact vans that offers gasoline, diesel, CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) and LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) ex works. In the LPG mode the Zafira Tourer 1.4 LPG Turbo

ecoFLEX engine only consumes 8.6 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres, equivalent to 139g/CO2 (gasoline mode: 6.7 l/100 km, 156 g/km CO2). Compared to gasoline propulsion, the LPG mode is around 40 per cent cheaper. In this manner, not only the costs at the petrol station but the CO2 emissions can be significantly decreased. The entry level price for the Zafira Tourer 1.4 turbo LPG ecoFLEX starts at €27,050. With the Zafira Tourer LPG, Opel is increasing its LPG fleet to nine models. It is complementing the already existing broad offer of the brand which covers several vehicle lines: the Corsa (three- and five-door), the Meriva and Astra (five-door and Sports Tourer) plus the Insignia (four- and five-door sedan as well as Sports Tourer).


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Orba Warblers Golf Society at La Galiana

By Richard Morris MONTGO GOLF SOCIETY’S monthly medal at Oliva Nova on Friday was played in extremely hot conditions with the temperature reaching 37ºC and made all the worse by the fact that the round took over five hours. The sponsor today was Mike Saull who put up an array of prizes and the man to take the top notch defying the heat was George Braddick with a net 73 off 11.8 just beating Peter Twine (18.4) on handicap. A shot further back in third place was Bob Edwards playing off 8.6. There were four nearest the pins on offer and these went to one of our guests, Gernodt Groboeck at the third (Gernodt also shot the best score of the day with a net 70), John Day (6th), Ros Fletcher (11th) and

off 8.5. In third was Keith Lockyer with 34 off 10.0. Division two did not fair so well with top scorer Roy Booth only accumulating 33 points off 21.3. He was followed by Brooke Williamson with the same score and handicap but pipped on count back, third spot went to David Rogers with 32 off 20.5. Nearest the pin winners were Ivon Corcoran on the third, Brian West the fifth, Steve Robinson, 14th and Keith Lockyer, 16th.

There were four guests and the winner of the guest prize of a sleeve of Warbler balls was Ivon Corcoran with 33 points. There was one singles match-play game resolved today on a sudden death basis and Arthur Sullivan beat Roy Booth on the first. The next fixture is next Wednesday (September 5) at Bonalba. Please be there by 9.15am for a first tee time of 10am. As always guests are

Monthly medal at Oliva Nova

Mike Saull put up an array of prizes for the winners. Richard Millington (16th). Another guest, James Bolton, won the prize for the nearest second shot on the 18th. Three players scored two’s to take home coveted Montgo balls, Colin Foster, Richard Millington and Norman Howell.

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GOOD PLAY: Spectacular views behind the winners who played in very hot conditions.

THE rearranged fixture to La Galiana provoked an increase in entries and a much larger than expected field for this time of the year turned up to be cooked gently in 40 plus degrees. This, however, did not prevent some very good golf from the division one players. In first place in division one with 39 points was David Corcoran off his exact handicap of 7.7. Second place went to Steve Robinson scoring 37

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welcome subject to a current handicap certificate. To book call 634 351 950 or visit the web site www.orbawarblers.com.


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Chelsea stay top, Villa bottom, Frankel wins again as Lance retires FOOTBALL – Chelsea remain on top of the PL (by three points) after a third successive win, Torres scoring again in a 2-0 win over Newcastle. ‘RVP’ netted for Manchester United, 3-2 victors over Fulham. Everton rumbled struggling Aston Villa 3-1. Wigan won at Southampton. Reigning champions Manchester City (gifted an equaliser) drew 2-2 at Liverpool. Swansea, yet to concede, whipped West Ham by 3-0.

Goal-shy Arsenal (at Stoke) are missing their ‘Reliant Robin’. And points were also gained by WBA at Spurs and QPR at Norwich, both 1-1 scorelines. Elsewhere, unbeaten Blackpool lead the Championship while Oxford United, Yeovil and Celtic head Leagues 1 and 2 and the SPL respectively. This weekend’s PL games: Liverpool v Arsenal Man City v QPR Newcastle v Aston Villa Southampton v Man U

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A former football player and the world’s most prolific author of football books (more than 100 published), Tony is also the sports reporter for Spectrum Radio and lives in the Cabrera mountains.

Swansea v Sunderland Spurs v Norwich WBA v Everton West Ham v Fulham Wigan v Stoke

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DID YOU KNOW? DARIO GRADI has been associated with Crewe Alexandra, as manager (two spells), caretaker-manager, Academy manager, for 29 years: 1983-2012. Sir Alex Ferguson has been boss of Manchester United since 1986. Soccer Shorts – Barcelona beat Real Madrid 3-2 in the 1st leg of the ‘SSC’ at the Nou Camp where 80,000 fans saw some superb goals, a Messi penalty and a goalkeeping clanger. There’s been plenty of European action this week as well as some intriguing second round Capital (League) Cup-ties. The transfer window closes at 12 midnight tomorrow and I expect a fair batch of last minute signings following those of Nuri Sahin (Real Madrid to Liverpool), Matt Jarvis (Wolves to West Ham, £10m), Steven Fletcher (Wolves to Sunderland, £14m) and Victor Moses (Wigan to Chelsea, £7m) while QPR bad boy Joey Barton is keen on joining Olympique Marseille. And Andy Thorn is this season’s first managerial casualty, sacked by hard-up Coventry City. CYCLIST LANCE ARMSTRONG STRIPPED BARE - Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has been banned for life and stripped of all titles by the US AntiDoping Agency, following allegations (etc) of drug

abuse. Said Armstrong: “I’m fed up. Enough’s enough. I’m retiring.” GENERAL ROUND-UP - The London Paralympics started yesterday. GB cyclist Chris Froome is on course to win the Tour of Spain (Vuelta a España) which ends in Madrid on September 9. New Zealand beat Australia 22-0 to win Rugby Union’s Bledisloe Cup for the 10th successive year. Warrington Wolves gobbled up Leeds Rhinos 35-18 in last Saturday’s RL Challenge Cup final at Wembley. Hampshire (1506) defeated Yorkshire (1408) to win cricket’s T20 Cup for the third time in four years. Afghanistan lost to Australia in a 50-over international (wow!). Frankel, the greatest racehorse ever, made it 13 straight wins at York – the first 12 over one mile, the latest, in the Juddmonte International Stakes, over 10 furlongs. It was Dani Pedrosa first, Jorge Lorenzo second and Cal Crutchlow (the first Brit on the podium for 12 years) third in last weekend’s Czech Republic MotoGP (there are six races

LIFE BAN: Lance Armstrong stripped of all titles by the US Anti-Doping Agency.

left this season). Jacksonville Jaguars, a top NFL team, will play several games at Wembley Stadium between 2013-16. The US Open tennis tournament started at Flushing Meadows on Monday with Andy Murray (versus Alex Bogomolov), Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, all going for glory. And Team GB Olympian gold medal winners Mo Farah (2 miles) and Robbie Grabarz (high jump) were both victorious in front of 15,000 fans at the Birmingham Grand Prix meeting last Sunday.

MO’S MEDALS: Farah victorious at Birmingham Grand Prix.


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