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Mixed summer sales as traders fight VAT THE summer sales for traders on the Costa Blanca were mixed. Not even the VAT increases which led to higher prices gave rise to an extra business surge before their introduction on September 1. But some traders told EWN that the summer sales while not brilliant - were reasonable. The president of the Association Corazón de Alicante reported “between 30 and 35 per cent fewer sales compared to last summer. “It has been the worst summer since the economic crisis,” he said. • Turn to Page 4

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International street fair AN international street fair will take place in San Miguel de Salinas with live music, entertainment and international products for sale, on September 17 and 18, commencing at 9am till late evening

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THE Socialist Party is asking for the Councillor of Police in San Javier to resign after he took holidays during a conflict around the Zoco area, with young people drinking in the streets.


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Desalination plants rescue tourist areas MANY tourist areas would have been without water this summer without the much-criticised desalination plants in Alicante and Murcia. Drought, plus a structural failure in the Tajo-Segura pipeline, prevented water transfers and threatened the domestic supply in Torrevieja and La Manga as well as Alicante and Murcia. Desalination plants in Murcia’s San Pedro del Pinatar and in Alicante city have instead worked at capacity this summer, processing 6.5 cubic hectometres of water in July compared with 0.3 hectometres during the same month in 2011. Thirty per cent of the area’s water already comes from the desalination plants including Murcia, 40 kilometres from the coast. The remainder usually comes from the Taibilla river and the Segura-Tajo pipeline “There would probably have been

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THE mayor of Pilar de la Horadada, José Fidel Ros, has announced that his cabinet will not be paid for an extraordinary plenary session to reduce expenses.

THIRTY ONE people were killed in road accidents throughout Valencia in July and August, 19 per cent more than last summer. HELPFUL: Many areas would have been without water this summer. supply problems without the plants. They were a good solution,” said Adolfo Gallardo de Marco the central government’s representative on the Canales de Taibilla water board. The present PP government has

ACTION PLANS in case of heavy rains in the next few months are being discussed by Orihuela Centre of Municipal Co-operation (CECOPAL), Councillor of Infrastructures Pedro Mancebo has said. Joining the discussions are Guardia Civil officials, local police, firemen, and Public Safety and Hospital Vega Baja representatives. The discussions have been arranged because of the risk of heavy autumn rain, with ravines and dry river beds being cleared to prevent flooding. Mancebo highlighted that these pose a special hazard to Orihuela in the autumn.

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little enthusiasm for the desalination plants, introduced by their PSOE predecessors. Despite a €1,600 million investment, they only functioned at 16 per cent capacity, complained Environment Minister, Miguel Arias Cañete earlier this year. But the plants would in any case have increased production, regardless of government reluctance. Brussels, which provided most of the money for them, told Spain earlier this year that the plants could not lie idle. This is unlikely for the time being, as repairs to the damaged section of the Tajo-Segura pipeline will not be completed until January at the earliest.

Flood risk PREVENTION plans to cut medium and high risk flooding areas in 135 municipalities in Valencia have been presented by the Councillor of Governance.

Night patrols PARENTS of Santa Ana school pupils in Cartagena have organised night patrols after a door was forced and materials plus pipes and electrical wires were stolen.

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Couple in €12m expat swindle jailed A COUPLE is now behind bars having swindled 120 Spanish expatriates out of £10million (€12.6m). The fraud has left some of the expatriates penniless and without homes. John Hirst, aged 61, was sentenced at Bradford Crown Court in the UK to nine years after admitting conspiring to defraud and money laundering relating to a ‘Ponzi’ scheme targeting expatriates in

Mallorca. His wife Linda was sentenced to two-and-a-half-years for money laundering. The couple used the cash to fund a lavish lifestyle including expensive houses and luxury holidays plus wedding celebrations in Las Vegas and Mallorca, the court heard during the six-week trial. A third person, financial advisor Richard Pollett, aged 70, was found guilty of

conspiracy to defraud and was jailed for six-and-a-half-years. Judge Durham-Hall said that those targeted were mainly ordinary, hardworking expatriates who put their pensions and savings into the scheme after being promised huge returns and a risk-free guarantee. Of the £10million invested, only around £4million has been repaid.

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MEASURES are being taken to enable Alicante province to become more energy efficient. It is believed the reduction of energy use is directly linked to the development of society.

Cruising around ONLY 150 of the 1,500 passengers aboard a cruise ship which docked in Alicante’s port last Sunday left the ship to visit the city.

Those forgotten THE city of Alicante was subject to 71 bombings during the civil war which left 481 people dead and a further 790 injured. Miguel Angel Perez Oco pays respect to the memory of those who lost their lives in his book ‘25 of May’.

ALICANTE’S residents that have been suffering due to the economic crisis are being helped by the Red Cross with basic food products and hygiene kits being distributed to grateful families.

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F you want the cheapest airline tickets, then check out Tuesdays! In a consumer watchdog Which? survey into 1,174 flights within Europe with Ryanair, easyJet and British Airways, some Sunday flight costs soared 175 per cent compared to two days later. Flying from London Gatwick to Alicante with easyJet on a Tuesday on average saves 25 per cent compared to travelling on a Friday, the survey revealed.

Meanwhile the £100 (€125) cost of a Barcelona to Heathrow ticket with British Airways on Tuesdays leapt to £275 (€343) on a Sunday, while the £100 (€125) cost of a Heathrow to Barcelona ticket with British Airways on a Tuesday leapt to £150 (€187.5) by Friday and Saturday. Which? said: “People can save a significant sum if they can be flexible changing the day or time they choose to travel.”

Fallen palm tree causes alarm in Alicante ANOTHER palm tree has blown over in Alicante, causing alarm in the city, as similar situations have arisen this summer. Fortunately no-one was injured in the incident that took place on the Avenida Costa Blanca. The town hall believes the possible cause may be damage to the trunk, probably caused by vehicles that park nearby, although technicians say this is not conclusive. Another factor could be the recent high winds in the city, and obviously with summer now over, the risk of wind will increase.

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POLICE are to open an investigation in Alicante city after reports of a jewellery shop selling various items falsely as real gold. The origin of the items in question has not been discovered.

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ALICANTE general hospital has some of the most experienced liver transplant professionals in Spain, around 1,200 transplant operations a year are carried out.

THE Mayor of Benidorm along with members of the town hall have been in discussions with tour operator, TUI, to improve the image of the popular tourist resort.

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Alexia Garcia, translator and interpreter with a degree from Alicante University, speaking about her decision to leave Spain and move to Holland in 2010 in search of work opportunities.

Swimming prohibited SWIMMING in some of Denia’s beaches was recently banned due to the outcome of a microbiological analysis which showed traces of bacteria in the water. Local police and Red Cross put up the red warning flags and members of the public were advised not to swim within a 500m radius of the area.

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kilos of tomatoes were thrown into the streets of Buñol, Valencia in the town’s annual Tomatina Festival. Local councillor Rafael Pérez said despite the recession the same amount of tomatoes were used as in 2011.

A 46 year old man from Alicante had to be rescued by helicopter from Ordesa National Park. The experienced hiker got himself into difficulties which caused the accident. He was later taken to the local health centre.

Sport events FINESTRAT’S town hall are to organise sporting events and activities in the area with the Bruton group. September will see Alicante’s road race and swimming challenge in La Cala Finestrat.

Men arrested Three men were arrested last week in Alicante. A German man aged 47 and two Colombian men wanted by Italian authorities, all face charges of human trafficking and prostitution and face a possible 12 years in prison.

and finally... A MADRID comic shop has been named the best in the world. Arika Comics will receive the Eisner Prize for ‘best shop’ at the International Comics Convention in San Diego, US, next weekend, thereby becoming the first Spanish shop to receive the award.


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Summer sales not so hot From Front Page Pedro Reig, President of Covaco, a regional trade employers group, agreed that the summer sales this year seemed to go largely unnoticed. “Sales are not what they were, and never will be the same again,” he said, referring to the government plan to allow retailers to offer

discounts throughout the year, rather than only during the traditional winter and summer sales periods. But Covaco did note that in odd tourist areas, due in part to foreign visitors and to a lesser extent the Spanish, the sale of appliances increased, perhaps due to the impending VAT rises.

4 held for cash grab from disabled 84-year-old man FOUR Romanians who stole €850 from a disabled 84-year-old in Alicante have been arrested, police have revealed. The man using a walking frame had just withdrawn the money from a bank in Salinas when three women distracted him, one

allegedly took the cash from his pocket and ran to a waiting vehicle, the officers said. Police intercepted the vehicle later on the road to Sax. The women and the driver were arrested and the money was allegedly found hidden in a hairbrush in the car.

Meanwhile, Joy Jobbins who has just taken over Timeless Fashion which sells clothes and accessories from Punta Marina Commercial, Centre, said August was not a bad month and that the shop ticked over. Having commenced the sales period in July, most of her clients were British, Scandinavian, Spanish and Russian. And for Digital Satellite Systems which operate throughout the Costa Blanca southern region, they report August sales of satellite and British television systems were good. There are also indications that some businesses, including cafés, restaurants and bars will try to absorb the HIDING PLACE: Cash in hairbrush. VAT price rises.

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Medieval find A MAN uncovered a medieval sword and a 33-foot well beneath the living-room floor of the home he has lived in for 25 years in Plymouth, Devon.

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All items have been returned to the owner. The Guardia Civil had been probing a spate of raids in which cash, jewellery and small electrical items had been stolen after forced entry to penthouses by a raider who jumped from a nearby terrace. The raids were normally carried out during the afternoon.

SEASON STABLE: Tourists along Torrevieja’s waterfront.

Russians and French give a summer boost to Torrevieja THE Russians and French influence in Torrevieja this summer has been significant. Councillor for Tourism, Luis Maria Pizana, taking stock of the city’s tourism analysis this summer, said in general the season was stable and acceptable. Despite the serious general economic conditions, tourist arrivals from the UK and Scandinavian countries remained good, and there was a marked increase in French and Russian visitors.

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Penthouse raider is caught ‘redhanded’ A MAN has been charged with a spate of penthouse raids in Torrevieja. The 29-year-old has been accused of seven thefts totalling €30,000 after being apprehended in a penthouse after a door had been forced open with a screwdriver. In his possession was allegedly €1,570 in cash, a video recorder and two lottery tickets.

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This had led to an increase in the average spending. After taking part in several tourism related global exhibitions along the Costa Blanca, especially focusing on strengthening ties with emerging north European markets, Pizana said his department had gone on several trips with Russian and Polish tour operators. Next month a party from Ukraine is expected with Torrevieja not only keen to continue under

the umbrella of the Costa Blanca tourism brand, but also increasing the city’s presence in international tourism fairs. He revealed that hotel occupancy during July and August was more than 80 per cent on average, with weekends peaking at 90-100 per cent, similar to destinations in Javea, Denia and Calpe. Pizana congratulated all workers, tourist guides and technicians who make up the Department of Tourism.


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Memory walk for Alzheimers TORREVIEJA ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION (AFA) will mark World Alzheimer’s Day on Friday September 21 with a fundraising solidarity walk. The Camino de la Memoria (Memory Walk) will take place on Sunday September 23 starting at 10.30am in the main Plaza de la Constitucion in Torrevieja . The event will be open to everyone at a cost of €5 with monies raised going to AFA. For more information call 966 702 500. The whole of this month is World Alzheimer’s Month with awareness-raising activities taking place globally.

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Terrace plan: should help swell the coffers Formerly, tables and chairs were allowed only on pavements more than four metres wide. This has now been reduced to three although at least 1.8 metres must remain for passers-by. A ban remains on plastic terrace furniture emblazoned with advertising. Only wicker, wood, canvas or treated plastic are allowed, preferably in white or beige. Permanently-fixed awnings, pergolas or umbrellas will not be allowed and flower troughs and planters must be removed each night. “The new bye-laws were brought in to boost economic activity,” said Oti Chairs and tables now allowed. Garcia-Pertusa, who heads the central strip of boulevards and council’s roads and streets promenades separated by a roadway department. from the establishment itself. The council is aware that antismoking laws are a problem for the restaurant and bar industry. The new regulations, it was hoped, would help the Granell lived and worked as a the Stanbruck and then enrolled in many establishments which councillor in Orihuela in the 1930s, General Leclerc’s Division. He acted could not before offer the although he was born in Burriana. as liaison between the Spanish option of an outside Councillor Manuel Culiañez said resistance in France and Juan de terrace. after the war, Granell went aboard Borbon, who was exiled in Portugal.

ALICANTE council’s decision to relax the rules regarding bar terraces should swell city hall coffers and generate employment. The council expects to earn an extra €84,000 each year while bars, cafes and restaurants should see an increase in turnover. Takings could rise by €200 a day, providing work for an extra 50 waiting staff. Around 300 business-owners will take advantage of the new regulations, the council believes. Using these areas will cost €3 a month for every square metre occupied. The newly approved bye-laws allow bars, cafes and restaurants to set up chairs and tables on their terraces at 8am – an hour earlier than at present. Terraces are also allowed on the

Plaque plan for local war hero A PLAQUE to Amado Granell, one of the Spanish soldiers who liberated Paris in 1944, is to be installed at the Council for Historical Heritage of Orihuela.

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Cleavage war A TEACHER in Wiesbaden was ordered to pay a €400 fine for putting a pencil down a student’s shirt to draw attention to her ‘inappropriate clothing’.

Pink stinks THE Kinder Surprise pink ‘just for girls’ products have been attacked by Pinkstinks Germany because they supposedly depict ‘stripper fairies,’ which they believe can pass negative gender roles to children.

Olympic bill GERMAN hockey gold medal Olympians may be held liable for a €500,000 bill for damages done to the MS Deutschland cruise ship during their victory celebrations.


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Animals care plan THE animal protection society is to take over management of the animal protection centre in San Bartolome, Luis Galiano, the Health Councillor of Orihuela, has said. At the start of August there were 193 dogs and cats in the centre. Asoka will be in

charge of retrieving, caring for and sending the animals to new homes, as well as carrying out the centre’s health plan and developing social and educational programmes on abandoned animals in Orihuela. The renewable contract is for one year.

‘Lend me your eyes’ programme A NEW programme for people with sight difficulties is about to begin. The ‘Lend me your Eyes’ will begin again following the summer in the Municipal Library, Torrevieja, next Monday, at 7pm with the organisers keen to hear from people able to read - in both English and Spanish - to those less fortunate who cannot do so themselves. The programme organisers are also in talks with the Marina International, as a sponsor. ‘Lend me your Eyes’ is designed to bring reading to the homes of those who through age or disease, cannot read for themselves.

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Enthusiast sought SWEDEN - A 35-yearold trash enthusiast is wanted by police in Motala, southern Sweden, after hiding on a rubbish truck and sneakily filming the bin men at work.

Damp spirits SWEDEN - A woman in her forties is facing criminal charges after urinating on a man in a house in Långås.

Odd tongues NORWAY - Dozens of students at the Oslo International Bible College claimed to have been harassed and accused of practising witchcraft. Allegedly, they were also forced to speak in tongues.


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BLACKENED: Hillside charred by the Malaga fire.

Counting the deadly cost: raging fire means multi-million clean-up By Nicole Hallett VICTIMS of the biggest fire in Malaga Province for 20 years continue to count the cost. Insurance officials are also looking at figures after the killer blaze which started last Thursday evening destroyed 200 homes and engulfed 8,225 hectares of land (the equivalent of 13,000 football pitches), almost 85 per cent of it forest, and the remainder agricultural and urban land. As the fire spread throughout the night it raged in half a dozen municipalities, including Coin, Alhaurin el Grande, Mijas, Marbella, Ojen and Monda. Helicopters and planes continued to damp down 48 hours later, by which time residents from outlying districts were using the weekend to take a closer look at affected areas. The blaze started in Barranco Blanco in Coin municipality and Guardia Civil officers are continuing to question people in the area in a bid to

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reveal the source of the blaze. The leading theory is that it was started intentionally. With temperatures well above 30ºC when the fire started, dried scrubland and vegetation following the hot summer, combined with gusting winds of more than 30 kilometres an hour at times, saw the flames quickly spread over 12 kilometres, forcing around 5,000 people to be evacuated, including from La Cala Golf Resort Hotel. Police went door-to-door ordering families out of their homes as the flames approached. Killed in the blaze was a 54-year-old German who returned with his wife to their home in La Mairena after being evacuated. His charred body was later discovered, but not that of his wife. Five people were also injured including a German couple aged 59 and 60 who remain in a critical condition in hospital. They suffered more than 50 per cent burns.

The devastation left in the wake of the fire will mean a multi-million-euro clean-up operation, including reforestation projects and reconstruction of housing and infrastructure. Many of those who have returned home from the emergency centres that were set up have been left without power. The social network Facebook (FB) played an integral role during this disaster in which some householders lost everything. A FB group called SOS Volunteers Andalucia was also created to provide a social communication and information exchange platform. It now has thousands of members. Early on during the emergency, various points were organised, including the Iceland stores in Fuengirola and Puerto Banus, for people to drop off donations, including clothes and food. “The response was overwhelming,” said an official.


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Another objective was to pay suppliers owed money by local and regional governments. “There will be no more bills hidden in drawers; that has got to finish,” he said, warning that anyone awarding public sector contracts without estimates would be pursued. Rajoy touched on other themes currently occupying Spain’s headlines. Referring to the release of ETA prisoner Iosu Uribetxebarria - ‘Bolinaga’ - on humanitarian grounds because he has cancer, he said he was aware the decision ‘disgusted’ many people, including himself, ‘but the government has to act PRESIDENT: Mariano Rajoy. within the law.’ “Naturally I understand that the government’s He also accepted the Constitutional Tribunal’s measures are hurting the public, but society is ruling that the Bildu party, close to nowbehaving responsibly,” the president said. disbanded ETA, could participate in Basque Region “even though I might not like it.” Help will be forthcoming for Cataluña, whose government wants an unconditional bailout. Each day, 16 specialists work individuals and reduce the Spain’s financial system in the 24-hour help centre to number returning to the centre. “is absolutely safe,” he find solutions to social violence. Statistics indicate from around declared. Among the professionals are 1,000 that attend the centres, “I am totally convinced psychologists, lawyers and just over 50 per cent make an the euro is irreversible. social workers. official complaint to police about Spain will remain in the The 24-hour women’s centres incidents that have occurred eurozone,” he added, have been designed to help before entering the centre. “and in better condition.” MATTHI

I CANNOT fulfil election promises, Spain’s president, Mariano Rajoy admitted. The ‘reality’ of the current situation prevents this, he admitted to ABC newspaper in his first full newspaper interview since winning last November’s general election. The interview was also published in leading newspapers in Italy, France and Germany. “I’ve no magic wand and I did not promise miracles,” he said, but he remains confident he can help Spain emerge from one of the most difficult times it has ever known. “We will get out of this with endeavour, perseverance and faith in ourselves,” he said. “Growth and job creation are the goals”, Rajoy said, with a pledge to lower income tax as soon as he could.

Women’s help centre visit ONE of the new women’s centres in Alicante city has been officially visited by Raquel Chacon Enrique Navarro, secretary of family solidarity. Main objective of the visit was to show appreciation to the hard working professionals involved.

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Go east for business IN anticipation of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation summit, Shuvalov called upon Russia to heighten levels of trade and industry in the untapped Asian economy.

Faith defence THIS week, in response to the desecration of four crosses, Duma member Alexander Sidyakin submitted a bill proposing tougher punishment for sacrilegious acts.

Coach dead SERGEI OVCHINNIKOV, Russia’s 2012 Olympic female volleyball coach, was found dead in his room at the Dynamo training camp, Croatia.

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Experts to seek answer to the ‘cypress fire miracle´

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By Benny Davis THIRTY international experts are to fly in later this month to try to discover why some green, healthy cypress trees survived a fire. A fire that devastated around 20,000 hectares (49,500 acres) of woodland around the Valencia town of Andilla in July, mysteriously left a clump of 946 Cypress trees virtually unscathed, while surrounding pine, oak, holm, juniper and gorse trees were destroyed, according to Spain’s leading daily El Pais. Even more extraordinary according to BernabÊ Moya, director of forests for the provincial delegation of Valencia, is that though the trees were packed close together, the fire did not advance

UNSCATHED: A clump of cypress trees were untouched by the fire. through the higher branches. The overall mystery has reopened the debate surrounding forest regeneration. There is no consensus among scientists about

cypress trees ability to fight or stop fire. “I knew the cypress was used as an acoustic screen and windbreak for insulating, for example, a

Unwelcome noise for boat owners BOAT owners in Alicante port have signed a petition to be presented to the marina captain against a disco bar for noise pollution, including playing music until 8.30am.

Luis Carrasco, one of the people affected by the noise, said sailors looking for a peaceful stay on yachts for a few nights often left after one night .

highway, but I didn’t know about its ability to resist fire,â€? admits Rafael Serrada, vice president of the Society of Forest Sciences. RaĂşl de la Calle of the Official Association of Technical Forest Engineers is more sceptical. “We will have to find out what really happened. The cypress is not a very combustible species, but to the point that it doesn’t burn at all – sorry, there is no such thing as a fireproof tree,â€? he says. The enormous resistance of the cypresses has raised the possibility of using the species as an ally in fighting forest fires: one tree to save another. BernabĂŠ Moya said: “They could be planted strategically to reinforce the firebreaks in hard-to-reach areas.â€? Other scientists disagree saying “Introducing a species that isn’t native is a mistake as it changes the ecosystem and endangers the rest of the flora. Fallen cypress leaves give off a substance that acidifies the soil - similar to that of the eucalyptus - which prevents anything from growing below.â€?

PROTESTS are planned tomorrow (Friday) when the new school year officially begins in Valencia. Teachers and parents plus the Plataforma per L’Enseyament Public, which brings together parents associations, teachers and unions, plan protests against education cutbacks. The first protest will take place tomorrow and will involve teachers and parents and on Monday the Plataforma has called a meeting to plan demonstrations for the next month. “The reasons are many: higher ratio of pupils per group, fewer supply teachers‌ schools find more difficulties when planning for the new year and people should know about this,â€? sources from the Plataforma said. A week later, Secondary Schools will start the academic year with less subsidies per student.

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www.euroweeklynews.com MASS will not be celebrated in the Misericordia chapel in Borja (Zaragoza) until the Ecce Homo painting furore calms down. The attempts of an elderly parishioner to restore the 19th century fresco on the chapel wall have been seen – and laughed at – in the world’s media and on

Heavens! Mass is halted by art furore social networking sites. Enough is enough, said Borja’s parish priest, Florencio Garces. The

constant stream of people wanting to see the painting or take their photograph beside it

make it impossible to hold services, Garces admitted. . The suspension is temporary and he has yet to inform the area’s maximum ecclesiastical authority, the Bishop of Tarazona. Garces would prefer to cover the painting but the final decision lay with the Santo Espiritu Trust, responsible for the painting and presided over by the town hall. It would be hard to say Mass in the chapel, he

explained, with the image repainted by 81year-old Cecilia Gimenez in full view. He was not angry, Garces said: “But it hurts me that a religious object has become a farce.” If the Trust leaves the image as it is now, it will be necessary to find the best way of venerating Our Lady of Mercy “and not with this pantomime,” the priest added. Art experts have said it should be possible to restore the Ecce Homo painting to its original state, Retouching church frescoes and art works has always been common in rural areas, they said. It even might be possible to save Cecilia Gimenez’s version although this would be expensive.

Spanish foreign pledge SPAIN would support African troops in retaking northern Mali, now controlled by Tuareg separatists and radical Islamic groups. Help, however, would first have to be requested by the Mali government, Gonzalo de Benito, Junior Foreign Minister, has said. Any intervention in Mali by Africa’s ECOWAS community would also require UN Security Council permission, he added. Spain has increased its West African presence in recent years and Mali played an important role in the region being vital in combating terrorism and illegal immigration, he said. Although Spain is prepared to help a Mali mission, it will not cooperate with ground troops or financial aid. Instead, it would supply military and logistics training for African troops. Regarding Syria, Spain and the international community were preparing for a political transition likely to arrive, according to De Benito. Military intervention was unlikely, the minister considered, owing to Russian and Chinese opposition at the UN. Neither was a no-fly zone viable, he said.


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School swap website A YOUNG computer programmer has created a website dedicated to exchanging textbooks free in some Alicante towns. Alejandro Sarmiento’s website www.donaz.es has been made available to help people in Callosa de Segura, Granja de Rocamora and Cox, including many families facing back-to-school expenses. “In order to use the book exchange service, which offers primary and secondary school textbooks, it is necessary to register on the site,” said Alejandro. Each user has their own ‘personal section’ where they can list textbooks they have and ones they need. Once a match is made, two friends of Alejandro go to the user’s home to collect the books. “This way, we can be sure they are in good condition and still useable.”

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New-look for civil marriages THE Protocol Council of Orihuela will shortly present new regulations for civil marriages, says Councillor Juan Ignacio Lopez-Bas. Until now they have been held without any written procedure. The new regulation will be in line

with a law to come into force in 2014 and will include the location and the fees, with the latter depending on when it takes place and the location, Councillor Lopez-Bas said. Present marriages take place in the plenary chamber, in the museum hall

Tapas contest extra treat THE barracas or ‘huertos’ in the gardens of Malecon are the soul of Murcia Feria

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URBAN CAMP: Now closed.

Closing ceremony MORE THAN 150 pupils attended the closing ceremony of The Urban Camp 2012 organised by the Youth Council of Orihuela. Two hundred girls and boys took part in various activities, workshops and courses during August, the city council revealed. The camp and closing ceremony at the School Andres Manjon saw 16 groups performing.

or groups set their traditional houses where tapas and refreshments are served. This year, the city council has come up with an added initiative of a tapas contest that should increase visits to the gardens. Visitors receive a booklet with information on the tapas served by each huerto and where to find them. After getting the seal of 10 establishments, participants vote for their favourite tapa at the box set on the main stage. On Monday night at 11pm, a lottery will be held with different prizes donated by Estrella de Levante.

San Juan de Dios and in the assembly halls of municipal offices in Orihuela Costa. New planned locations include the plain Playa Flamenca and municipal and social centres in all dependant villages.


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HOPEFUL: The feria dates back to 1272 and has only missed two years.

Oldest livestock feria may return ALICANTE´S oldest livestock feria dating back to 1272 could be set for a return. After an absence of two years due to the economic climate the Orihuela Livestock Feria that ran for 737 consecutive years until 2009 could return this October. Its future this year depends on whether the event can be organised for €35,000,

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Boar hunting could make a comeback

FLASHBACK: Archive photograph of women riders in training, attempting to spear a stuffed sack at full gallop.

By Benny Davis HUNTING wild boars on horseback with a spear an ancient tradition that was practically extinct is making a comeback in parts of Spain. Despite criticism from environmentalists and animal rights activists, Castilla-La Mancha regional government is planning the final legislative step that will modify existing hunting rules to accommodate ‘spearing boars on horseback’, which is being demanded by hunters as a new blood sport category. Although not yet legally encoded, several hunting grounds have been offering the possibility of spearing wild boar for some time. Practitioners claim that historic records of this tradition go back centuries. But the green group Ecologists in Action considers it “a bloody, savage practice worthy of barbarians.â€? Enrique del Ă guila founder of the Club Internacional de Lanceo, or the Pigsticking International Club, according to the English version of the website, describes the group as “a gentlemen’s club, which organises hoghunting for our customers.â€? In the early 1900’s, pig sticking was a popular equestrian sport for women in England. Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the scouting movement, wrote, “I never took the usual leave to the hills in hot weather because I could not tear myself away from the sport.â€? English humorist Willie Rushton suggested that Baden-Powell’s love of pig-sticking is a good reason for any selfrespecting scout to “hand in his woggle.â€?

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4:00pm Wanted Down Under 4:45pm Hairy Bikers’ Best of British The bikers continue their culinary journey through time as they celebrate British food. 5:30pm Flog It! 6:15pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Celebrity MasterChef The celebrities face their first restaurant service. 8:00pm Celebrity Antiques Road Trip 9:00pm Wartime Farm 10:00pm Hilary Devey's Women at the Top 11:00pm Mock the Week 11:30pm Newsnight In-depth investigation and analysis of the stories behind the day’s headlines with Kirsty Wark.

4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show Alan returns with his daily chat show that celebrates the very best of British. 5:00pm My Tasty Travels with Lynda Bellingham 6:00pm The Chase Quiz show hosted by Bradley Walsh. 7:00pm London Tonight 7:30pm ITV News and Weather Alastair Stewart and Mary Nightingale with the latest headlines from around the world. 8:00pm Emmerdale Katie leads Robbie into a honey trap. 8:30pm Tonight 9:00pm Emmerdale 9:30pm The Corrie Years 10:00pm The Bletchley Circle Three-part drama series about a group of former Bletchley Park codebreakers. 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:35pm The Jonathan Ross Show

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6:10am Wildlife SOS 6:35am Wildlife SOS 7:00am Thomas and Friends 7:10am The Wotwots! 7:20am City of Friends 7:30am Jelly Jamm 7:45am Peppa Pig 7:50am Big School 8:00am Little Princess 8:10am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 8:20am The Mr. Men Show 8:35am Thomas and Friends 8:45am Make Way for Noddy 9:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 9:15am Peppa Pig 9:25am Peppa Pig 9:30am Roary the Racing Car 9:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00am Abby's Flying Fairy School 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm Robson's Extreme Fishing Challenge 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Celebrity Big Brother 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm NUMB3RS

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4:15pm Expecting a Miracle Drama about a young couple who are struggling to conceive through IVF treatment. 6:00pm 5 News at 5 National and international news. 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away Complications are rife when April and Dex walk in on Heath kissing Bianca. 7:30pm 5 News National and international news. 8:00pm Frontline Police 9:00pm Revealed Documentary strand exploring historical events. 10:00pm The Hotel Inspector Documentary series with Alex Polizzi. 11:00pm Celebrity Big Brother

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freehold from Santander in 2008 Europe’s biggest property deal at the time - now find themselves at the centre of a complicated feud and are understood to be planning a move that could see the company set up to hold the site - Marme Inversiones - move operations out of Spain. According to a report in the UK’s Sunday Times newspaper such a move by UK-based tycoon, Glenn Maud and Irish financier, Derek Quinland could lead to an Abu Dhabi sovereign fund THERE will be no more VAT or income tax rises in pushing for control. 2013, President Mariano Rajoy has pledged. Such a move could set off a complex chain reaction which might allow AN aspiring Vietnamese mechanic has used Santander to claim scrap metal and an old Suzuki to design a up to €500 million in prototype of Batman’s motorbike, the Batpod. compensation. According to the Sunday Times, it would additionally cause a €650m loss THE “very strong” recent government financial on complicated measures will help Spain make “further progress at interest rate swap the European level,” International Monetary Fund derivative, causing spokesperson Gerry Rice has said. the feud to explode within weeks.

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Like! Mr Facebook spends €563,000 on jet set life WHAT’S it like to be a high-flying boss? Facebook chief, Mark Zuckerberg spent $692,679 (€563,153) on private jets for himself, family and friends last year, an airline report reveals. Zuckerberg needs to charter private aircraft for business and personal travel because he would be subject to ‘stalkers and other kinds of crazy’ on scheduled flights,

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£££ THE £1,500 (€1,825) Apprenticeship Grant for Employers will be reformed and expanded to make more companies eligible and to encourage training, government sources say.

Spelling out harder time with VAT rises HIGHER IVA – Spain’s value added tax (VAT) – that came into effect last Saturday brings higher electricity, gas, water and phone bills. Telefonica clients will have already noticed that the new rate was applied to their bills for August because these are paid in September. Electricity providers have followed suit and a user whose electricity bill averaged €77.68 in July will pay €78.5 for power consumed in August. The average 2002 power bill was €42.83, according to the FACUA

In Madrid, for example, charges rose an average 11 per cent. Taxi fares have also been subject to a 2 per cent IVA rise. Drivers should wait until tariffs are revised at the end of the year before deciding whether to pass on the increased VAT to passsengers, advised the CTE, their professional association. The current situation makes it “neither prudent nor reasonable” to raise prices, according to the CTE. Airlines are also uneasy about the VAT increase although this affects only national flights, as international flights are exempt. “But any tax that discourages consumers affects tourism,” said the ACETA business association. a possible truce in the IVA on new cars has companies’ ‘patent battle.’ increased from 18 to 21 per cent. The sector is in no condition to absorb the JAPAN’S government could increase, say run out of funds by manufacturers’ association October, Finance Minister Anfac and importers Jun Azumi has warned. Aniacam. New car sales fell 9.5 per cent during the first half of this year compared with A EURO collapse would 2011 and the volume of take 10 per cent (€3.5 sales is likely to drop to trillion) off the German 700,000, Anfac believes. economy, according to In contrast, seven out of national economic adviser every 10 cars sold this year Lars Feld. will be second-hand, predicts GANVAM, Spain’s association of used vehicle dealers. THE average youth But whether a car is new unemployment rate in the or second-hand, the 2.54 Eurozone would rise to 13 per cent rise means a 60per cent if Greece were to litre tank now costs €2 leave the euro, says UN more to fill, although VAT International Labour accounts for only a third of Organisation senior the taxes on petrol and economist, Ekkehard Ernst. diesel fuel.

consumers’ association. The latest VAT rise means electricity has risen 86 per cent in 10 years, an average of €36.83 a month or €441.96 a year. This latest power increase is the third this year, following a 7 per cent rise in April and approximately 4 per cent in July. A VAT rate rise on public transport fares from 8 to 10 per cent has seen the average cost of a ticket on an AVE high speed train increase from €118.8 to €120. Independently of the VAT rise, some regional governments have also increased public transport costs.

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www.euroweeklynews.com WITH the Olympics still fresh in our minds, this is a good time to use a sporting analogy to explore a popular investment approach. One event that combines all the qualities listed in the Olympic motto Citius, Altius, Fortius (Faster, Higher, Stronger) is the decathlon. Decathletes have to train for and be skilled at 10 different disciplines, quite a Herculean task. To win a gold medal they need to have speed for the sprinting events, stamina for the distance events, strength for the field events like shot put and technique for events like the pole vault. This is very impressive, but there is a group of athletes who consistently outperform even the best decathletes. The individual event champions deliver far better performances in their area of expertise. At these London 2012 Olympics, decathlon gold medallist Ashton Eaton ran the 100m in 10.35 seconds. Usain Bolt took just 9.63 seconds in the individual event. It’s probably unfair to compare anyone to Usain Bolt, but the results of the other nine disciplines tell the same story. For example, Eaton threw the javelin 61.96m, while the individual event gold medallist achieved 84.58m. Eaton reached a height of 5.2m in the pole vault compared to the individual champion’s 5.97m. The specialist performed better than the generalist every time.

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You would not expect Usain Bolt to also specialise in the pole vault or javelin, specialists tend to be just that - specialists. There are many situations in life where a specialist performs more efficiently and delivers better result than a generalist, and this is particularly true in investments. Just because an investment manager is skilled at managing UK equities, for example, does not mean he will be as successful at managing US or Japanese equities. Managers also tend to specialise in a certain style of investing, and these styles move in and out of favour according to economic and other factors. They will therefore produce impressive results in certain conditions, but below average ones in others. Some investors rely on just one or two fund managers to look after their investment

capital. However wouldn’t you prefer to have individual specialists managing the various areas of the market your capital is invested in? You can benefit from a team of specialist investment managers though “multi manager investing”. Today most investors agree that holding different asset classes and different regions and sectors in their portfolio spreads risk. Multi manager funds add a third, and increasingly important, level of diversification in your portfolio. If you invest in a multi manager fund, you benefit from a team of specialist managers, as well as diversification across multiple investment styles within each fund, with different managers looking after each style. As an example, let’s look at the US Equity Fund offered by Russell Investments, which is recognised as a specialist in sophisticated multi manager investing. There are nine specialist managers looking after this one fund (as at June 2012), covering four styles: growth, value, market-oriented and beta reduction, and even these are split into sub-sections. This complementary blending of managers and styles can reduce investment risk, regardless of what style is in favour, and help provide more

consistent returns through different market environments. Just like a strained muscle would hamper the decathlete in all his events, if prevailing market conditions are unfavourable to a single manager’s investment approach, performance may suffer. Multi manager spreads risk as it lowers the investor’s dependence on the success of a single manager’s approach. Russell Investments carefully selects each manager based on “best in class” criteria. This means that investors can benefit from the expertise of some of the world’s leading managers across their whole equity portfolio. Russell devotes considerable resources to identifying, hiring and managing some of the best money managers in the world. It has over 200 investment analysts dedicated to finding, assessing and monitoring investment management teams globally. They aim to select managers with an exceptional ability, strong track record, robust processes and complementary skills. In the year to March 2012 it researched over 9,000 investment manager products,

selecting 221 of them for specific assignments. Going back to the sporting analogy, in the world of athletics individual champions can easily change from year to year. The same can happen with investment managers, but the multi manager firm’s research is designed to find the next champions. Each of their funds is also constantly monitored, so that managers can be changed as and when necessary to improve performance for clients. Multi manager investing is not designed to attempt to win a gold medal in just one particular season. Rather, it aims to produce consistent results, season by season, over a long-term period. It is a suitable investment approach for various investors with different needs. However you should always discuss your requirements with a professional wealth manager like Blevins Franks, as your investment strategy should be targeted to meet your personal objectives. Blevins Franks combines investment advice with effective tax planning strategies to maximise wealth preservation opportunities. To keep in touch with the latest developments in the offshore world, check out the latest news on our website www.blevinsfranks.com


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Aggreko PLC

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AMEC PLC

1121.00

11.00

0.99

181.77

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23.50

1.34

1,678.59

Antofagasta PLC

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2.26

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ARM Holdings PLC

559.75

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1,615.81

Ashmore Group PLC

327.25

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287.74

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Associated Brit Foods

1331.50

7.00

0.53

156.17

British Am Tobacco PLC 3328.50

AstraZeneca PLC

British Land Co PLC

541.00

1.50

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768.75

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221.40

3.80

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711.50

3.00

0.42

687.72

8.00

0.72

515.11

Croda International PLC 2386.50

32.00

1.36

49.86

Diageo PLC

1746.25

21.50

1.25

802.45

303.10

1.28

0.42

1,676.00 2,426.60

Eurasian Natural Res

227.10

2.00

0.89

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Experian PLC

1015.00

11.00

1.10

622.66

600.23

Fresnillo PLC

1624.50

63.00

4.04

562.41

0.28

633.09

G4S PLC

255.00

2.10

0.83

1,874.99

0.99

346.72

GKN PLC

214.65

1.10

0.52

1,433.33

1431.25

6.00

0.42

3,743.39

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2937.75

2.00

0.07

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Aviva PLC

327.55

1.45

0.44

2,264.64

Babcock Intnal Group

939.75

3.00

0.32

234.11

BAE SYSTEMS PLC

323.35

4.90

1.54

2,211.44

Bunzl PLC

1127.50

4.00

0.36

227.43

Glencore International

382.35

-2.65

-0.69

22,053.18

Barclays PLC

183.90

0.61

0.33

6,900.00

Burberry Group PLC

1353.50

-1.00

-0.07

460.43

Hammerson PLC

460.15

2.85

0.62

395.67

BG Group PLC

1299.50

11.32

0.88

1,573.85

Capita PLC

721.75

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271.48

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626.75

5.50

0.89

183.72

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1858.50

23.00

1.25

2,162.05

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339.55

1.60

0.47

841.33

HSBC Holdings PLC

550.75

3.70

0.68

5,181.11

443.62

2.25

0.51

7,709.65

Carnival PLC

2161.50

2.00

0.09

183.38

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315.10

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552.43

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1,734.56

2418.50

15.00

0.62

138.35

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606.75

13.50

2.28

1,244.48

Kingfisher PLC

2,692.75

273.85

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0.50

0.06

377.83

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129.00

1.00

0.78

3,421.04

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0.13

0.39

36,061.81

Marks & Spencer Group

357.90

0.10

0.03

1,354.88

Meggitt PLC

396.65

1.40

0.35

248.50

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277.35

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0.53

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Polymetal Intnal PLC

973.00

5.00

0.52

311.44

Prudential PLC

787.25

0.25

0.03

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Randgold Resources Ltd 6425.00

105.00

1.66

126.95

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28.00

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1.02

1,328.40

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596.25

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216.20

0.40

0.19

992.82

REXAM PLC

426.05

2.08

0.49

391.58

Rio Tinto PLC

2795.50

60.66

2.22

2,814.44

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16.50

2.01

1,839.56

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3,686.28

Royal Dutch Shell PLC

2294.00

22.50

0.99

597.64

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114.10

0.02

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1,796.18

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1.12

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303.70

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2.53

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329.25

1.53

0.47

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41.67

Serco Group PLC

565.25

2.50

0.44

204.43

Severn Trent PLC

1733.50

3.00

0.17

127.19

Shire PLC

1925.00

10.00

0.52

286.35 296.56

Schroders PLC

Smith & Nephew PLC

666.25

-0.50

-0.07

Smiths Group PLC

1047.00

1.25

0.12

134.36

SSE PLC

1380.00

12.41

0.91

526.53

Standard Chartered PLC 1390.50

-1.00

-0.07

742.84

Standard Life PLC

267.20

2.00

0.75

1,064.42

Tate & Lyle PLC

660.50

4.50

0.69

200.08

Tesco PLC

338.60

2.02

0.60

3,812.26

Tullow Oil PLC

1385.00

22.00

1.61

1,305.81

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2279.50

15.00

0.66

396.76

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712.25

3.06

0.43

685.09

Vedanta Resources PLC

890.50

23.00

2.65

434.65

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182.92

1.40

0.77

15,339.63

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1634.00

2.00

0.12

284.39

Whitbread PLC

2131.00

2.00

0.09

130.52

Wolseley PLC

2592.50

50.00

1.97

330.02

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824.75

10.00

1.23

1,427.04

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Time is not money, say the Greeks GREECE is back in the spotlight after asking for more time to achieve its deficit reduction target. Indeed Prime Minister Antonis Samaras met with Angela Merkel in Berlin and Francois Hollande in Paris to present new proposals which would involve delaying the timeframe originally agreed by two years to reduce Greeceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deficit to less than 3 per cent of GDP, whilst arguing that such delay would not result in extra costs for other EU countries. This would take the end of the Greek budgetary adjustmentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; programme from 2014 to 2016, a necessary measure according to Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras to avoid further drastic austerity measures which would feed the recessionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vicious circle and dampen down any recovery hopes. However, German Finance Minister Wolfang Schäuble replied immediately that more time usually means more money, adding that such a request points towards new demands from Greece which is under the scrutiny of auditors from the IMF, ECB and European Commission. The verdict is expected early October. Meanwhile Spain is falling a little bit further into recession, recording a 0.4 per cent drop of its GDP in the second quarter

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of 2012. This confirms the tricky situation in which the fourth largest EU country finds itself in with domestic demand in decline, record unemployment and international demand and tourism not sufficient anymore to lift the national economy. Investors are convinced Spain will have no choice but to ask sooner, rather than later, for further EU help to reduce the interests on its debt which is now costing almost â&#x201A;Ź35 billion. Even so Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has declared on many occasions that the nation will wait to understand the

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Charity fundraiser stays positive fighting cancer Charity fundraising expat Tina Sanchez got engaged on the second date and is currently organising a swank event at The Polo House. Nicole Hallett reports. How did you get involved with Future events? charity work? A gala dinner and prize draw at The Polo A colleague roped me in six years ago House, Marbella, to raise money for Ciudad starting with buying things for poor de los Niños on October 4. We are still people on World Vision, followed looking for businesses to donate by animal charity AAA, Caritas, prize. Contact metrobanus Cudeca and the Malaga @hotmail.com to donate. orphanage Ciudad de los Craziest thing you have Niños. done? How much have you Getting engaged on the raised? second date to my husband Around €3,000 in cash, of 10 years, Javier. We although I am mostly married two years later. involved in getting food and Scariest experience? other items for the poor and Finding I had ovarian cancer in children. I could not even begin to count March. Within days I had a hysterectomy and this value. am now halfway through chemotherapy. Have thing changed since the How have you coped? economic crisis? I try to stay positive and never give up. I Absolutely. Now it is more difficult raising work at Metro Restaurant in Puerto Banus donations and getting people to attend and my boss has been really flexible with my fund-raising functions. hours. Read the full interview on www.euroweeklynews.com/features/interviews

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Vital Statistics • Lives: San Pedro • Age: 39 • In Spain: 11 years • Best thing about Spain: Weather • Worst: Manana syndrome Always in fridge: Fruit and vegetables • Most like to meet: Cesare Milan and James Patterson. • Currently reading: The Night Season by Chelsea Cain • Hobbies: Reading and walking AAA dogs

EWN COMMENT The luxury of regional pride ON top of Spain’s EU bank bailout and the spectre of sovereign rescue, Cataluña, Valencia and Murcia have sent out their own mayday calls. They owe €145 billion, of which €36 billion must be refinanced this year. Aided by lottery loot, the government set up a €18 billion rescue fund in July but the arithmetic is not promising. Autonomies and nationalist pride come at an exorbitant price these days.

The vicious circle RECEIVING the €400odd allowance available after unemployment benefit is exhausted will depend on looking for work for the previous 30 days. As though it were that easy! After a month, the

majority will not find a job because there are none around and there are no jobs because there is no money around. And there is no money because there are no jobs. And so on to miserable infinity.


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FOLLOWING the front page story (Costa del Sol, Issue 1413) about the opening of the new runway and complaints about noise levels; we have a huge problem now. We live between the villages of Valle de Abdalajis, Alora and Pastalero; inland from Malaga. Both day and night low-flying planes come directly over the top of our valley and house. It is so loud that it starts many of the neighbourhood dogs barking. It is absolutely intolerable. We have about 20 houses in our little valley and it is very remote and is why we love it here. Due to the heat we leave our windows open, but the noise is intolerable and we can no longer sit outside enjoying our previously peaceful garden. Tony Lloyd, inland from Malaga Editor’s note: Airport authority AENA has installed a sound level meter in Cartama to collect data on noise levels generated by Malaga’s airport during August and September. Technicians will then study the information. In the meantime complaints can be sent to the Airspace and Environment Department. GABagp@aena.es.

Sleeping on job I BELIEVE I know one of the reasons many people choose to go to supermarkets rather than the smaller shops (Issue 1416). Supermarkets are open from morning until evening without closing in the middle of the day for a few hours. This is true for all shops. In the centre of Fuengirola I can see that many of the shops are suffering. These are the ones that close for siesta. Yet just a bit further up in the large Miramar Shopping Centre where the shops stay open all day, they seem to be enjoying a far better trade. Equally so, most of the cheap Chinese stores seem to do well, however the only one I know of that closes in the middle of the day – which was located on Carretera de Mijas – has closed. Jane Harder, Mijas Costa (Malaga)

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takes my breath away. How can people be so preoccupied with bulls and other animals when they eat them. They should be ashamed of themselves. First stop eating animals then protect them. Go to have a look at how they are killed. I am proud to say I am more than 80-years-old and have never tasted anything that comes from an animal, including meat dairy. Please do not ask the silly question where I get my protein from. At my age I walk six miles every day. So please let the animals live. Stop eating them, it will even help the climate change. R.Nedelec, Marbella (Malaga)

Born to sniff IN regards to the article on dogs sniffing out the red palm weevil in trees (Issue 1417). This makes one wonder why it was not thought of before. Dogs rely on their sense of smell to interpret the world much in the same way people depend on their sight. The area of a dog’s brain that is devoted to analysing smells is

around 40 times larger than that of a human and can smell between 1,000 and 10,000 times better, depending on the breed of dog. KH, Calvia (Mallorca)

Taxing thought I READ that Mayor Chalvi is delighted to be able to spend €1.5 million on the refurbishment of the Arenal area. His taxpayers wish he would show equal enthusiasm about repaying the excessive IBI extracted from them over the past seven years. I think that he talks the talk of good government, but like most politicians, when it comes to walking the walk, he becomes somewhat lame. He pleads poverty, but still seems to find plenty of cash for fireworks and rock bands! Eric Brown, Javea (Alicante)

Driving tonic THIS should interest those who need to take a medical for their driver’s licence. Catral now has its own ‘psicotecnico’ centre where my wife recently obtained hers for €20, instead of the often quoted €30-€50. It is carried out in a matter of 20 minutes or so. For those that do not speak Spanish the receptionist can help them with a reasonable understanding of English. We just turned up for our test with no problem. The centre is more or less opposite the small Consum supermarket, open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6pm-9pm. You should take your original residence

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Proud legacy I WAS annoyed by the insinuation in ‘EWN Comment’ (Issue 1416) that London should somehow be ashamed of its connection with Oliver Cromwell. As a Londoner I am proud of our association and the legacy he has left us. He rid us, both of a treacherous king and the concept of a divine right to rule. He gave us a strong parliament, a professional army and made us respected throughout Europe. Granted he didn’t do much for theatres, church music or Christmas but you can’t have everything. Don’t believe the monarchist propaganda.

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Public outrage I AGREE with Mike Walsh (Issue 1417) in regards to the fury towards a two-year sentence on three women who cavorted on the altar of one of Moscow’s most revered places of worship, screaming blasphemies and obscenities. If this had happened in a Muslim place of worship the penalty would have been far more severe than a two-year sentence. Just look at the recent beheading of 15 men and two women in Afghanistan by Taliban. Their crime? Being at a late night party with music and dancing where there were men and women. Apparently this is immoral. In my mind, this should provoke far more public outrage. Also, what about the women who are raped and then stoned to death for their ‘crime’ according to Sharia law; the same law that Muslim Extremists seek in the UK. Something we should fight at all costs. LH, Torrevieja (Alicante)

Power bill shock WE were already bracing ourselves for the VAT tax increases on September 1, but I see we are going to be done again by backdating the bills like electricity. How do they possibly justify putting it on the August bill as well. There is no way anyone can receive their bill in August so is this just a marvellous way of raising extra money. DJH, by email

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Paralympic Torch Relay: Double gold-winning cyclist Simon Richardson lighting the cauldron at the lighting ceremony in front of the Paralympic Agitos outside Cardiff City Hall, Wales. impairments - itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s almost like a culture shock. I hasten to add I have no problem with the disabled. Over the years I have

been in touch with the infirm probably more than most through various charity organisations; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just the sheer volume of

individual tragedies that has suddenly confronted us that I find disquieting. Anyway, congratulations to all the participants.

Before I do leave the subject however, I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think the antics of Barbara Windsor and Boris Johnson were particularly clever. I actually found their emulating people who have lost their legs, bordering on the downright offensive. Nothing constructive was achieved by the actions of this patronising pair of Wallyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, except get them in the newspapers. Wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it great to see the ignoble art of squatting (no pun intended) made a criminal offence this week? With total predictability, there they all were. Grubby looking left wingers and do gooders, all whinging about the fact these parasites would now have nowhere to live. My God, just think. Some of them will probably have to get a job! Nothing gives them the right to take over and reside in other peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s property without permission. Nothing allows them to trash another personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s place of abode. If you want to drop out, get a tent or drop back in and earn your own. Otherwise good riddance . Keep the faith. Love Leapy leapylee2002@gmail.com

Right on wrong I ADMIRE people like you who put on paper what so many feel. Your column (Issue 1416) sums up everything wrong about football today. I believe it has had such a bad influence on society and helped to create the aggressive culture we now have. Since Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been reading your column I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve disagreed with you once. Rod Blow, Gata de Gorgos (Alicante)

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I THOUGHT very carefully about my subject matter this week. I finally decided to go ahead because one thing I do pride this column on, is the fact that apart from the odd unintentional slip, I try to be honest. I am also completely aware, that writing what I consider to be how I truly feel can sometimes put me up to my eyeballs in mire! Well, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s too late to change; so here goes. The truth is I simply canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get my head around The Paralympics. Now before you all start screaming and shouting, no one could have more admiration for these brave men and women than me. Super fit humans, who have often overcome almost unbelievable odds to attain their exalted positions as para-olympians, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t watch without feeling uncomfortable. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care what anyone says, as far as Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m concerned, no one could have been quite prepared for such an onslaught of missing limbs and

Overpaid YOUR article regarding the football season start (Issue 1416) sums up the situation perfectly. Players are overpaid, over-rated yobs and prima donnas. Sadly it has become the general signature for British society. If you could stand for Prime Minister; you would get my vote! Ian Phillips, Benidoleig (Alicante)

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Ecco Homigod! THE poet Rabindranath Tagore once wrote that, “Age considers; youth ventures.” Except, it seems, in the case of the 80 year old churchgoer from Zaragoza who decided to restore a 100 year old painting of Christ using a painting by numbers set and an old dish mop. Apparently she leapt with glee upon the beautiful fresco by Elias Garcia Martinez and duly proceeded to totally obliterate the pained features and delicate brushwork of the original. This story gave me the biggest laugh of the year, especially the protestations of the perpetrator who insisted (as a child would) that everyone knew what she was doing and she therefore had done nothing wrong. Personally if I were her I would have plead insanity or told everyone that Christ told her to do it then ran away and hid. What is telling is the vehemence with which she attacked the fresco. Not only did she endeavour to paint the missing sections ruined by damp and age, but she continued by covering the whole image with her own particular style of brushwork which was amateur, to say the least.

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Suzanne Manners Suzanne has a degree in Fine Art from Goldsmiths and an MA in Writing from Lancaster University. She is currently teaching in Alicante and writing a book for teenagers (which doesn’t have a vampire as its central character).

Her ‘restoration’ to me smacks of something more sinister, artistic envy perhaps, a desire to destroy beauty or maybe she just hated the artist’s work. Whatever, the fact remains that she has deliberately ruined an accomplished work of art and you may feel I am being cruel but the woman is not stupid or mentally impaired, she seems quite bright to me and must have realised that one does not just paint over a century old fresco in order to save the church a penny or two. Perhaps it should be treated as a deliberate act of vandalism. Would a 16 year old graffiti artist be treated with the same benign amusement? How many of us who at least profess to a smidgen of artistic talent have thought “Ooh that Michelangelo could do with a spot of paint, let me just slap a bit of Titanium White over

the third Cherub from the left and see what happens?” I think not. Absurdly, given the wanton destruction the old lady caused, her act has created something of a tourist boom for the church and ‘Ecco Mono’, as the restoration has been called, has become a ‘must see’ attraction. The second laugh from this whole ‘fiasco’ surely has to be the sanguine attitude of the Councillor of Culture whose solution to the likely irreparable damage to the work was to comment that perhaps they could replace it with a photograph of the original. Why stop there, why not replace ‘Ecco Homo’ with a photograph of Bart Simpson? Anyway I’m off to The National Gallery, thought I might restore a few old masters, maybe brighten up a Caravaggio or two, add a few flowers and put a smile on the lips of St Sebastian. Then who knows, maybe I’ll straighten up the nudes in Picasso’s ‘Demoiselles D’avignon’ and finish up by cleaning Duchamp’s urinal. I may even rewrite the ending of Macbeth. The world is my lobster as Salvador Dali may have said. Anyone got a dish mop I can borrow?

The restoration of a 100 year old painting was done by painting by numbers and an old dish mop.


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www.euroweeklynews.com CAN you hear it? If you listen very carefully, you can hear the collective sigh of relief of mothers across Spain; across most of the Western world, in fact. This week and next herald the start of the new school term and after some 11 weeks, not a moment too soon, may I add. There is nothing better than the company of my little ninja niñas, but two solid months is just de trop, demasiado, and zu viehl. One more bickering session over who gets the first pancake, the purple rather than pink cup or the really pretty Barbie and I will happily walk the plank of the nearest pirate vessel. This being our first year in Spain and the fact that our beloved, yet crazy dog now has separation anxiety, we decided to spend the summer here: The summer, the whole summer and nothing but the summer, your honour. If there has been an upturn in the local economy, surely we must have done our part as the staunchest supporters of all things Spanish. A thank you letter from Mariano Rajoy would not be inappropriate. Not to mention all the foreign guests we have dragged half-way across the globe to do the same - but then I think I already did (Holiday

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Hotel, EWN July 26 - August 1). We actually only made it as far as Sóller, which in itself was no mean feat with a no air-con sauna of a car, but then I was most curious about the brand spanking new Jumeirah Beach Hotel. How would such a legend of a hotel fare in the land not typically known for its superior and attentive service? Pretty well, is the answer, though they still need to decide if they love or loathe children, with family facilities a bit patchy. There has certainly been enough to do here in Mallorca to keep us occupied and entertained; horse riding, boating, water parks and the beach during the day; spectacular shows such as Son Amar’s Pasíon and Pirates at night.

ME TIME: After two months of holidays we can be close to breaking point. It’s just that I can’t wait to get back to routine; humans are, after all, creatures of habit and a mélange of sloth,

servitude (donning more ‘hats’ than a milliner as chef, entertainer, cleaner and chauffeur) and sun alone is not

enough and too much at the same time. So bring on the early starts, healthy salads rather than charred barbecues; time to blitz the now tractor-sized spare tyre in the gym, where they probably believe I have been abducted by aliens or emigrated (again) after such a long absence. Hallelujah to coffee mornings with the mummies before ticking off a few things on my to-do list, which now rivals the telephone directory in size and scope. Back to normality. Back to cooler days after such oppressive heat and back to burgundy, brown and black hues after months of pastels. More than January, I find the school start the most exciting time of the year; new projects and ideas abound; resolutions that you are more likely to stick with than in the bleak January lull. Heck, I may even go back to school myself after a summer sabbatical from my Spanish lessons - and enroll in another class: Maybe now is the time to take up BASE jumping or knitting? So, if you see me dropping off my little angels at the school gates this week, do excuse me if I don’t shed tears of sadness, and please overlook the odd impromptu cartwheel as I head off to an autumn of me, myself and I.


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T is over 30 years since I stubbed out my last cigarette. A 40 a day smoker I had started early. There was group pressure then and, ridiculous though it now sounds, cigarette smoking was pitched as being a cool healthy habit. As a young seaman I could purchase a duty free pack of 200 ciggies for less than a euro. With the smug satisfaction of being a successful quitter I thought losing weight by dieting and exercise would be a breeze: Of the two addictions; nicotine and food, successful weight loss, whilst being equally satisfying and healthy, is just as tough and paradoxically is not a light undertaking. A tad short of 6 foot (in English) I had ballooned to 94kg; I had a pot belly an Alderman would have been proud of. Visiting my wardrobe was the only pointless exercise. Like most of us here in the Costas I habitually wear shorts with elasticated waistband; a fatal mistake as it covers your sins. With a business trip in Northern Europe coming up I had three suits to choose from. There was no way any would now fit my waist: The suits were bought when I was a healthier 85kg. By necessity I am careful with my money and, getting on in years, mindful of my health.

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A Chinese puzzle, how they make it happen team managing Can Roca says, ‘these are the best moments in our history.’ Wouldn’t one love to check the careers of those sat at these tables? I would guess at bankers and politicians, many sharing the same tables and wine; a smattering of gravy train apparatchiks; delegates from Brussels. A few Western supported dictators will mingle no doubt. The meals are on us, as is the joke. I am an agnostic but increasingly I find myself hoping there is higher judgement. Is it scientific fact or is he taking the p***? According to Manuel Jimenez Aguilar based at Andalucía Research and Training Institute of Agriculture and Fisheries, urine is the solution to a major environment concern. As there is a ‘mole’ of ammonia, which absorbs greenhouse gases, in every

ECONOMIC SOLUTION: Spaniards will have to work harder than the Chinese.

Images of Spain By Mike Walsh www.michaelwalsh.es molecule of urine, if harvested and placed in chimneys, emitting carbon dioxide would be absorbed for up to six months before replacement is needed. Can we hang on that long; especially after a beer? A Chinese puzzle; how is it that their businesses are bucking the recession? They prosper because of it. Unlike many businesses they don’t just open doors and wait for it to happen; they make it happen. The Chinese bazaars remain open; under the one roof they offer more

than the average town centre could at one time provide. It is not price; many Chinese goods can be purchased elsewhere at the same price or cheaper. There are 4,300 Chineserun shops in Spain, with no variation in seasonal turnover. Revenue has grown 20 per cent over the recessionary four years.

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XERCISE can help cancer sufferers cut the risk of recurrence by half. For patients who have gone through breast or colon cancer treatment, regular exercise reduced recurrence of the disease by up to 50 per cent, the study, which is part of a series of investigations by the Mayo Clinic in Rochester (USA), found. An inactive lifestyle could hinder recovery. Despite these results, the study revealed that many patients are reluctant to make efforts to keep fit, considering their daily activities sufficient exercise. This study was published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. FIGHTING FIT: Halve risk of cancer recurrence through exercise.

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Self-luminous electronic displays can affect sleep; teens more affected. Mariana Figueiro, associate professor at Rensselaer and director of the LRC’s Light and Health Programme. “Stimulating the human circadian system to this level may affect sleep in those using the devices prior to bedtime.”

SMOKING more than 20 cigarettes a day can triple the chances of suffering a brain haemorrhage. There is a 50 per cent chance of surviving a brain bleed and those that live often face a lifetime of disability. While quitting reduces the danger, heavy smokers who give up are still twice as much at risk as nonsmokers. The more people smoked, the more at risk they were. After giving up for at least five years, the risk was reduced by 59 per cent.

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FRIDAY • ALICANTE BUSINESS CLUB – no joining fees or membership – meets first Friday of month at Captain’s Table in Benimar at 1pm. www.alicantebusinessclub.org. •CANTABILE SINGERS rehearse at Restaurant El Paraiso in Torrevieja, 2pm-5pm. 965 077 457 or jenmorton@hotmail.co.uk or www.cantiblesingers.es. •CHESS CLUB Daya Vieja: 660 825 390. •CYCLING GROUP Rojales: 966 716 442/653 433 933. •CHOIR El Pinar de Campoverde: 966 763 446.

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•ANGLICAN CHAPLAINCY of St Peter and St Paul in Torrevieja offers services in six locations. www.c-of-e-torrevieja.com. •BAKER FOUNDATION for Spiritual Awareness, Playa Flamenca: Sunday Service 11am; Clairvoyance Tuesdays 7.15pm; Healing Thursdays 10.30am12pm. 966 760 665. •CHRISTIAN CHURCH English language meets at Alpha Centre, Los Nietos Viejos (Mar Menor) Sundays 10am: 968 133 724 www.losnietoschurch.es. •CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY CHURCH Pilar de la Horadada: Sunday service 11am; Thursday Bible Study and Prayer 5pm. 966 769 300/650 509 606

Churches or email: communitychurch@gmail.com. •INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY Torrevieja: Sunday service and children’s church 11am; Ladies meeting Thursdays 11am. 966 799 273/660 127 276. •ORIHUELA CHURCH SERVICES: Call 966 733 093. • PILAR CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY CHURCH, Calle Canalejas 3, Pilar de la Horadada: Sundays 11am; Thursdays 5pm Bible study and Prayer; weekday

•MODEL BOAT BUILDING GROUP Los Alcazares: 968 170 870 or www.rcmarmenorsailinggroup.eu.

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•PHILIP SCOTT LODGE No 10671 of RAOB now meet at a larger location; Bar Catorce in Benjofor from 7pm – 9pm. Call 653 066 919.

•CYCLING GROUP Rojales: 966 716 442/653 433 933.

•SHARE & CARE GROUP: An informal get together for anyone affected by cancer at MABS Cancer Centre, San Javier at 11am. Call 693 795 247.

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•50+ SOLOs Torrevieja meet for lunch Saturday September 8, 1pm at the Chinese restaurant on the rightside of the road to Quesada from Torrevieja next to Consum supermarket. 966 789 063. • MABS BOOKS SALE - weather permitting – T h e A r c h e s Re s t a u ra n t , L o s A l c á z a r e s 10am-1pm. •50+ SOLOS - for singles, divorcees and widowers – meet first and third Saturday of month at different restaurants in Torrevieja.

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• SAMARITANS Drop-in Café: Telephone 902 883 535. • S E W ‘ N ’ S O s Sewing Group (MABS): mabsmurciane@gmail.com.

TUESDAY • KNITTING CLUB Mazarron: 619 493 183. •FREE REIKI by The Reiki Healing Association on the first and third Tuesday afternoons of each month. If not well, three free treatments given. Call Age Concern 966 786 887.

home groups. PilarChristian.CommunityChurch@gmail.com or call Reverend Eddie on 966 769 300 or 650 509 606. •ROMAN CATHOLIC MASSES in Orihuela Costa: Don Joaquin Carlos - Fridays 5.30pm to 6.30pm. •ST NICHOLAS ECUMENICAL CHURCH Camposol Sundays 10.30am: 968 138 952 or www. stnicholaschurchspain.com. •TORREVIEJA CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, Avenida de las Cortes Valencianas 68: Services Sunday 10.30am with Communion and children’s Sunday School plus Wednesday 6.30pm.

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•THE STRICKLY SOCIAL CLUB starts again on Wednesday September 12. They meet the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at The Asturias Restaurant on the N332 at Punta Prima just outside Torrevieja, 3pm-5pm. •ARPO (Association of Retired Police Officers) Costa Blanca South meet second Wednesday of month at Sackos Bar, El Limonar, Torrevieja, at 10.30am. Contact Jim Wood, Secretary on 966 188 369 or email jameswood1226@hotmail.com. •VE G A B A J A A S T R O N O M Y G R O U P meet second Wednesday of month, 3.30pm-5.30pm at Lo Maribou Restaurant in Ciudad Quesada. Contact 965 720 967 or deryjo@gmail.com. •ART WORKSHOP at Cafe Golf, San Javier, 11am – 1pm. €2 donation for by MABS Cancer Support Group. Call 968 192 768. •BENIMAR SOCIAL CLUB: 660 825 390.

•SEEKERS LADIES CLUB Torrevieja: 966 784 033.

•COMPUTER CLUB Torrevieja: 966 700 041 or www.torreviejacomputerclub.com.

•SEWING CRAFT CLASSES Torrevieja: 966 708 199.

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4.00pm - midnight 4:05pm Marrying Mum and Dad 4:35pm Splatalot 5:00pm Who Let the Dogs Out? Wacky dog training talent show presented by Zak George and narrated by Rik Mayall. 5:30pm 12 Again 6:00pm Newsround Topical news magazine for children. 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 7:30pm Regional News All the latest local news. 8:00pm The One Show Magazine series featuring a mix of interviews, topical reports and features from around the UK. 9:00pm Watchdog 10:00pm Who Do You Think You Are? 11:00pm BBC News 11:25pm Regional News 11:35pm The National Lottery Wednesday Night Draws 11:45pm Not Going Out

12:15am Rosh Hashanah 12:45am The Human Stain 2:20am Weatherview 2:25am See Hear 2:55am The Tube 3:55am Rip Off Britain 4:40am Celebrity MasterChef 5:10am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather.

BBC3 8:00pm Great Movie Mistakes 2011 8:05pm Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 10:00pm Be Your Own Boss 11:00pm The Revolution Will be Televised 11:30pm Family Guy 12:15am American Dad! 1:00am Be Your Own Boss 2:00am The Revolution Will be Televised 2:30am Bad Education 3:00am Let Me Entertain You 3:55am Don’t Tell the Bride

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5:50am Ironman 2012 6:15am Deal or No Deal 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am The Hoobs 8:00am Freshly Squeezed 8:30am According to Jim 8:55am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:25am Frasier 9:55am Come Dine with Me 10:25am Come Dine with Me 10:55am Come Dine with Me 11:30am Come Dine with Me 12:00pm The Renovation Game 1:00pm Channel 4 News Includes news headlines and weather. 1:05pm Undercover Boss USA 2:05pm Superscrimpers Hot Summer Tips 2:40pm Shane

7:00am Thomas and Friends 7:10am The Wotwots! 7:20am City of Friends 7:30am Jelly Jamm 7:45am Peppa Pig 7:50am Big School 8:00am Little Princess 8:10am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 8:20am The Mr Men Show 8:35am Thomas and Friends 8:45am Make Way for Noddy 9:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 9:15am Peppa Pig 9:30am Roary the Racing Car 9:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 9:55am Mio Mao 10:00am Abby’s Flying Fairy School 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm Robson's Extreme Fishing Challenge 1:05pm The Family Recipe 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Rory McGrath’s Pub Dig 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm NUMB3RS

4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show Chat show that celebrates the very best of British. 5:00pm My Tasty Travels with Lynda Bellingham 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm Local News and Weather All the very latest local news and weather. 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale Popular long-running soap opera, set in a Yorkshire village. 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:00pm All Star Mr and Mrs 10:00pm Mrs Biggs 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:35pm Assassins

5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course 6:30pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:55pm 4thought.tv 9:00pm River Cottage 10:00pm Grand Designs 11:00pm Shameless Shameless kicks off series 10 with two brand new episodes shown over consecutive nights.

4:15pm The Hollywood Mom’s Mystery 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 Secret Interview 9:00pm Emergency Bikers 10:00pm Dallas Revival of the prime time blockbuster soap. 11:00pm Paddy and Sally’s Excellent Gypsy Adventure

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Satellite channels SKY1 5:35am Airline 6:05am Sell Me the Answer 7:00am Don’t Forget the Lyrics 8:00am Wild Vets 8:30am Wild Vets 9:00am Stargate SG-1 10:00am Stargate SG-1 11:00am Lie to Me 12:00pm Lie to Me 1:00pm Oops TV 2:00pm The 4400 3:00pm The 4400 4:00pm Stargate SG-1 5:00pm Stargate SG-1 6:00pm Futurama 6:30pm Futurama 7:00pm The Middle 8:00pm The Simpsons 8:30pm The Simpsons 9:00pm Emergency with Angela Griffin 10:00pm A League of Their Own 11:00pm An Idiot Abroad 12:00am Brit Cops - Rapid Response 1:00am Road Wars 2:00am Road Wars 3:00am Super Nurses 3:30am Super Nurses 3:55am Lie to Me 4:45am Lie to Me 5:35am Airline

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Simply snacking THIS is my sixyear-old male dog Buffy who looks so cute eating his bone. Alicia Bold, Calahonda (Alicante)

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Keeping a happy household with more than one pet takes a lot of effort.

Teaching new pets to meet older pets BEFORE bringing home your new dog, introduce your new pet to your resident pet in a neutral area. Keep both dogs on leashes for a short time. Be matter-of-fact about the situation but stay alert. If either dog reacts aggressively, consider getting a different dog or none at all. Keeping two dogs that do not like each other under control is a huge and dangerous task. After a few minutes take the leads off and let the dogs explore each other, best at this point you walk away and keep quiet. Dogfights generally involve a struggle between an existing resident dog and a new arrival, often of

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the same gender. Dogs in the household, just as in a wild pack, have a hierarchy, with one animal being the dominant one. Respect this hierarchy when you introduce the new dog. Assess which dog is the dominant one, it is usually the older pet and act accordingly. Reinforce your own position in the household by teaching your dogs the commands “down” and “stay.” Giving them a “down-stay” command while they’re side-by-side communicates to them this is your house, and they will behave themselves regardless of how they feel. How can I get my cat and new dog used to each other? Put the new dog on a leash. Prepare yourself for some major upset on your

cat’s part. Do not get too concerned over a goodnatured cat-and-dog chase but do correct your dog when it happens. Ask your pup to “sit” instead and praise him when he complies. Your cat will take a while to adjust to the newest member of the household. Ensure she has open doors and windows to escape. Give her a place to eat where she can feel secure and where you will not have to run interference. Keep the litter box out of your dog’s domain. Some cats prefer to adjust on their own. Try putting yours in a room with food, water, toys, a litter box and a scratching post. Keeping a happy household with more than one pet takes a lot of effort.


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There is a wonderful enthusiasm about you at the moment. Seeing the reaction of others to you, it occurs that you should have taken this attitude before. Therefore, make a

There will be a certain amount of discussion regarding holiday plans. You know what you want but how do you persuade others? It's quite easy really. All you have to do is to get someone else to suggest a certain place.

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You are so sharp that there is a danger you will cut yourself! Seriously, though, try not to appear pompous over a certain matter. You may be right and you may be clever, but smarty pants are rarely popular. Some of that sharpness gets things going for you in the love department.

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“I’m perfect for the position,” the man replied. “At my last job, every time anything went wrong, they said I was responsible.”

LEO (July 24 - August 23) A business partnership takes on a romantic tinge this week. It is possible that the other party sees this as more significant than you. To avoid problems later it would be best to let them do all the running.

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Something new which you started in recent weeks becomes more than a passing interest. Although it may be surprising to you, it is owing to a predictable situation. In opening your mind, you also seem to have opened your heart. Many people do that at this time of the year and so you are not alone. Trusting is sometimes difficult but it must happen sometime.

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As you are very much in the limelight, it comes as no great surprise that admiration comes your way. What may surprise you, however, is the direction it comes from. Who would have thought that such a situation would arise? Strange things happen sometimes. Treat life with humour and kindness and you will not go far wrong.

could be tempted to let enthusiasm run away with you. It is a lovely feeling, like being a child again. Be sure to have fun, but do keep as much money in your pocket as possible. With many demands at the moment, restrict your exuberance on finances.

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resolution to put more energy into everything that you do. The rewards are both social and financial. There is no great progress in love this week but patience is a virtue.

share one good moment with someone than none at all.

A last-minute invitation turns out to be just the ticket in more ways than one. An invitation to join a holiday may be proffered. This is unusual, certainly, but keep an open mind. Your company is clearly well appreciated so why not make that a point of pride? Let's face it, who is best equipped to blow your trumpet?

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(old gold coin), 4. TUATARA (New Zealand lizard-like reptile),

Some legal matters need your attention. That's not really what you want at this time of the year. A decision has to be made and it needs a fine balance. Asking others may just confuse matters, so only seek expert advice. At the end of the day, you will know what is both best and acceptable.

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VIRGO (August 24 - September 23) Your outgoing attitude is spot on. Some may say you are a little crazy, the way you go for things. Each person has their own way and yours can be quite unique but that certainly does not make it wrong. People who make the world around us that little bit more colourful are gems. Let's hope that you will be more fully appreciated in this exciting week.

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Struck by an inner warmth thanks to meeting a Buddhist lama MIRACLES do happen. Four years ago I went to the bullring in Lorca, sat in my usual seat and heard worldfamous minstrel-poet Bob Dylan warble his songs. One week ago I drove high into the bleak brown barren hills above Serena and Los Pinos to a Buddhist retreat and met a famed Tibetan Lama, Namkha Dzong, and experienced mind altering inner warmth and purring serenity among families of other Buddhists who had made the early morning trek to greet the master. Will wonders ever stop? There is a Buddhist centre near most people and plenty of nice Ric Polansky folk to show the Ric Polansky moved to Mojacar in 1969 and path to inner became one of the pioneer developers. He read extensively and travelled in South America enlightenment. panning gold and looking for El Dorado. Two of the main participants at the retreat were Tesni, charming daughter of nearby Sopalmo and plenty Tito’s and her mate more scattered about Pablo, who were through Mojacar, very helpful in Vera and Bedar Feeling of getting me (Almeria goodwill in there. province). Anyone Anyone the wanting to get wanting to talk Lama’s in touch with religion and who INNER PEACE: Listening to learn. presence. them can do so feels short on 661 82 494 or changed on what I cannot be a guide but 607 675 447 or they have been many of these folks can. write to offered as spiritual I was especially enchanted namkhadzong@gmail.com. compensation should go to with the Lama who is setting In these turbulent times, the Buddhists. up the centre, even though he finding a few moments of They not only have already has other teaching inner peace is as valuable as answers, but help create schools in Nepal and India). two good bottles of wine, and personal solutions once When in his presence there less costly. individuals discover some of is a feeling of goodwill, along There is quite a large the inner truths: how with ‘glowing and underestablished community constant ‘desires’ limit what standing companionship.’ already around my vicinity, you have been able to find Individuals can talk freely including a monk living in and process. as if with an old and trusted

friend. The Lama knows and listens well. The lecture when I attended concerned the younger generation and how much time is wasted with gimmicks and electronic gadgets rather than with parents, reading and learning something of value. The world was not made to entertain us, but rather for us

ENCHANTED: If you need spiritual compensation visit a local Buddhist centre.

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to create a good passage illustrated by positive deeds while flowing through this ‘temporary’ life. I have been truly elated since this experience. Possibly my wine sopped eyes won’t allow me to look at this bright light directly, but what I did see moved me tremendously. And I want to learn more... much more!


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AFTER 25 years as a professional musician and qualified guitar teacher, Nick will be opening a new music school in this area. He has taught and lectured at some of the world’s finest music schools including the Guitar Institute of Technology (USA), Berklee (USA) and the Academy The ultimate tribute show. of contempory music (London). This new music school will be everywhere it goes. There really is nothing else providing all ages and levels of quite like it in Spain or Europe for music students with an invaluable insight into modern playing and methods with a friendly approach. Other pro music teachers will also be available on-site for drums, brass, (AFA) last week at a special accompanist Rhiannon; a keyboard, guitar, bass concert held at the Palacio very lively and expert and vocal coaching. de la Musica in Torrevieja. collection of well known There will be very This superb choir of pieces, which virtually limited availability for members and supporters of brought the house down. lessons with Nick due the Cardiff rugby team The very generous to his touring ‘Cardiff Blues’ gave a audience contributed, commitments, but all wonderful programme of along with many of the the teachers under the traditional and new songs Cardiff Blues and over €500 music school umbrella and catered for the whole was raised for the will be vetted and of audience singing in English, Alzheimer’s Association. the highest standard. Spanish, as well as Welsh. Treasurer Judy Ferris One of the highlights of said, “We really do feel so For more information the programme was a duet very lucky to have support call Nick on 634 281 by the musical director from visiting artists such as 545. Richard and piano this.”

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Time to retire from fashion for the Dancers TONY AND DIANE DANCER of Timeless Fashions in Punta Marina CC, Torrevieja have retired, with their business taken over by Joy Jobbings, who has previously worked alongside the couple in the shop.

Over the last five years the Dancers have held several fashion shows in aid of various charities, and on their retirement have passed on thanks to all their loyal show and shop supporters.


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we read that 10,000 Canary Island palms have now been affected by weevils in the three Valencian provinces alone.

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In spite of the crisis, councils have found monies for expanding the number of trees along streets and in public parks to improve the greenness of the living environment and increase the amount of shade. Valencia Communidad alone has increased the number of trees on publically owned properties from 56,000 in 1971 to 163,000 in 2012. Unfortunately the opposite is probably true on land developed for housing where trees have often been felled unnecessarily by developers and home owners. Fortunately some councils require that other, perhaps better looking trees are planted to replace felled

pine trees. Provided we do get some heavy autumn rains to raise the water table beneath gardens, consider planting some new trees for shade and aesthetic beauty in the late autumn, winter or early spring. The earlier you plant the more root balls will have grown before the next dry spells and hot drying suns of next summer. A good selection of flowering, evergreen and fruit trees are given in Part Four of our book ‘Your Garden in Spain – From planning to planting and maintenance’.

Allotments During the past year we have heard of an increasing number of councils and private land owners developing areas of allotments for rent. In some cases, town plans and laws have to be changed before planned projects can go ahead but from Estepona on the Costa de Sol to Alicante and Gandia at either end of the Costa Blanca, residents are getting the possibility of growing their own ecological vegetables for daily harvests. In some cases each allotment holder has been issued with a personal copy of ‘Growing Healthy Vegetables in Spain’.

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Your weekly music news with Melissa Jayne 1. Little Mix – Wings 2. Sam & The Womp – Bom Bom 3. Rita Ora – How We Do 4. Public Enemy – Harder Than You Think 5. Owl City Ft. Carly Rae Jepsen – Good Time 6. Wiley – Heatwave 7. Florence + The Machine – Spectrum 8. Taylor Swift – We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together 9. Emeli Sande – Read All About It Pt. 3 10. Angel – Wonderful

Official Spanish Top 10 1. Fun – We Are Young 2. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe 3. Train – Drive By 4. Loreen – Euphoria 5. Gustavo Lima – Balada 6. Flo Rida – Whistle 7. Efecto Pasillo – Pan Y Mantequilla 8. Maroon 5 – Payphone 9. Jose De Rico – Rayos Del Sol 10. Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know

Official UK Top 10 Downloads 1. Pink – Blow Me One Last Kiss 2. The Script - Hall Of Fame 3. Ne-Yo - Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself) 4. Little Mix - Wings 5. Sam And The Womp - Bom Bom (Radio Edit) 6. Public Enemy - Harder Than You Think 7. Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen - Good Time 8. Rita Ora - How We Do (Party) 9. Taylor Swift - We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together 10. Angel - Wonderful

Robbie and Gary recording again? TAKE THAT members, Gary Barlow and Robbie Williams have reportedly teamed up again to record a new single after they famously marked the end of their feud with their 2010 hit single Shame. Robbie rejoined Take That for their ‘Progress’ album and their following tour, but however made his decision to leave again shortly after. But now, cheeky chappy Robbie has listed the help of his friend Gary to write his new single ‘Candy’ to be taken from his new upcoming album. Speaking of his upcoming release to UK newspaper The Sun, Robbie said: “Some songs take an age to write and some songs just fall out of your mouth completely formed, and you don’t have to think about it. I don’t

Vibe’s Top Tip No Doubt – Settle Down: is the lead single to be taken from No Doubt’s upcoming sixth studio album Push and Shove, making it their first single as a group since 2003. The track incorporates dance hall infused pop and elements of reggae; however, the group have been praised for sticking to their ‘signature sound’. The track is currently available for digital download, and will be officially released on September 17.

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Robbie (left) and Gary (below) teamed up before in 2010.

know why that fell out of my mouth and out of my brain at that particular time - it just did.” Robbie also admitted the temporary Take That reunion was just a ‘time-filler’ during a break from his solo career. He said: “After the reunion - a busman’s holiday, a break from my career which reenergised me in many, many ways I wanted to come back with a massive solo album.”

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1D’s Niall Horan: “I want aliens to buy our music” BOY BAND One Direction are hoping to go one better than rapper Will.I.Am, with Niall Horan revealing he wants to release a song in outer space. The Black Eyed Peas front man has made no secret he wants to be the first person to release a song from Mars, but Niall claims he is hoping 1D will be the first act ever to sell their music outside of Planet Earth. Speaking to The Sun, the Irish singer joked: “I think our goal for 10 years down the line should be to sell a single in outer space and be the first band to do so. I want aliens to buy our music. It is worth a shot and is obtainable.” Fellow band member Louis Tomlinson added:

MUSIC NEWS “We should speak to that band 30 Seconds To Mars – they could probably help us.”

Boozy Rihanna causes more trouble RIHANNA has sparked fresh fears over her party lifestyle last weekend after clashing with bouncers in a nightclub. The Bajan babe who had already had a few too many was hauled away by doormen after jumping on

a table and wrecking it sending glass flying. According to UK newspaper The Daily Mail, Rihanna screamed: “Don’t you know who I am?” as doormen grabbed her following her drunken fall. Bouncers then moved in after the beauty, wearing thigh-high snakeskin boots, jumped on the private table, which broke apart and sent her crashing to the floor drawing gasps from shocked onlookers. Security hauled the singer away from the table in front of 300 revellers and a scuffle kicked off, with one of her girlfriends screaming, “That’s Rihanna, you idiots!” However, the bouncers later realised their mistake and ordered free drinks for her and her party – along with a new table.


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TOP CLASS: One of the world’s safest cars. THE new Renault Clio has been awarded a five-star rating following passive tests carried out by Euro NCAP. This result, which was achieved in spite of a harshening of the independent body’s procedures in January 2012, provides a further illustration of Renault’s passive safety expertise. The New Clio attained a global score of 85 per cent – including the top ratings for child protection, pedestrian protection and safety equipment – which marks an improvement over its predecessor. The front end of the car was designed to minimise injury to pedestrians. The bumper has no salient edges, while the lower part of the windscreen, which is traditionally very rigid, was designed to reduce the risk of injury in an impact. Meanwhile, the height of the bonnet was raised in order to incorporate a crumple zone between the structure and the uppermost parts of the engine. As a result, the New

Euro NCAP give safety award to New Clio

MINIMUM INJURY: The front end was designed with no salient edges. Clio has emerged as the best car in its class in terms of pedestrian protection. In addition to contributing to driving enjoyment, minimising weight also causes a shorter stopping

distance and less inertia in an impact. Therefore, New Clio boasts a weight saving up to 100kg. For greater comfort, instruments have been designed to be clear and graphical. New Clio also

benefits from modern driving aids like advanced navigation, voice commands for cars equipped with the R-Link multimedia system, the automation of tasks such as headlight and

Five stars for new Audi A3 in Euro NCAP Test THE Euro NCAP consortium has awarded the new Audi A3 the maximum five-star rating for passive crash safety. The results for adult occupant protection as well as child safety and pedestrian protection make the new Audi A3 one of the safest cars in its class. Pedestrian protection is a key issue for Audi and the car maker has delivered an

outstanding solution: a specially designed front end incorporating an active bonnet, which is raised in the event of a collision. Halogen and LED daytime running lights make the Audi A3 more visible to pedestrians. Other driver assistance systems, such as the standard rest recommendation function, the optional speed limit display, adaptive cruise

control, active lane assist and side assist systems are now also available. The A3 also comes with the multi-collision brake – a safety function that received the 2012 Yellow Angel award from German motoring organisation ADAC. The A3 is available to order from £19,205 OTR. UK deliveries will begin September 15.

windscreen wiper activation, plus rear parking sensors. Renault’s approach to safety is founded on a detailed study of actual accidents and real world safety with a view to proposing products that correspond with realities on the road, including the incorporation of safety equipment as standard from the first equipment level. Priorities consequently focus on the development of the most efficient technologies to prevent an accident happening, ensuring corrective action can be taken in unexpected situations and protect passengers when an impact does occur. Over the years, Renault has emerged as a benchmark for automotive safety and this is mirrored in the results its models have secured in media ratings.

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GOOD SCORING: Two games and six points awarded.

Torrevieja top the league, for now! By Keith Nicol TWO games and six points. You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ask for much better than that. And although there may still be 12 undefeated sides in this group, only FC Torrevieja can boast a 100 per cent record after this hugely entertaining derby clash with Crevillente. In keeping with the spills and thrills that is the staple diet at the Vicente Garcia, this game was jam packed with all the excitement, tension and thoroughly great

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football. Torry missed two penalties, squandered a host of other golden opportunities and in the end were hanging on waiting for the final whistle. At the final whistle Torry had picked up a total of six yellows and two reds, to add to their seven yellows and one red from the opening day. Nonetheless, they stand two points clear at the table top after only two games. They now just need to practice their penalties, or quickly get Gasch fit and give him the job!


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Team GB get off to a golden start at the Paralympics DID YOU KNOW?

SPORTS SCENE By Tony Matthews

FORMER world superbike champion James Toseland has married Katie Melua, and Mo Farah has won £250,000 on the TV show The Cube.

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.

conjured up some cracking Group ties including Manchester City-Real Madrid, CelticBarcelona, ChelseaJuventus, Manchester United-Galatasaray and Arsenal-Schalke. The competition starts in earnest on September 18/19. And among the third round League Cup-ties on September 25/26 are Carlisle-Spurs, ChelseaWolves, Leeds-Everton, Manchester City-Villa, Manchester UnitedNewcastle and WBALiverpool. Last weekend, WBA completed their best top-flight start since 1984 by beating Everton 2-0; Tevez netted his 50th PL goal for Man City in a 3-1 win over QPR; Arsenal won 2-0 at struggling Liverpool, Van Persie’s hat-trick gave Man Utd a ‘late’ 32 win at now bottom club Southampton; West Ham eased home 3-0 v Fulham; and there were draws at Swansea, Wigan, Newcastle and Tottenham (again). Due to the WC qualifiers, there are no Premiership or Championship games this weekend, but the pick of the other matches is the Devon derby between Torquay and Plymouth.

NEWLY-WED: James Toseland. footballers have passed away - Roy Horobin (exWBA/Notts Co), Les Green (Derby County) and Archie Gibson (Leeds). RIP.

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FOOTBALL – We’ll see action all over Europe (and the world) this coming weekend as several countries (the majority kicking off in the evening) get their respective 2014 World Cup qualifying campaigns under way their goal, a place in Brazil in two years’ time. England, without Rooney, Carroll, Cole and Young, begin their Group H matches in Moldova, whom they’ve beaten twice before in WC qualifiers 3-0 (in Christinau) in September 1996 and 4-0 (at Wembley) 12 months later. In Group A, Wales welcome Belgium to Cardiff and Scotland entertain Serbia in Glasgow. The Republic of Ireland visit Kazakhstan in Group C, and Northern Ireland compete in Russia in Group F. For the record, last Friday in Monaco, Chelsea got thumped 41 by Athletic Bilbao in the European Super Cup, Falcao netting a treble for the Spaniards. The Champions League draw has

Richard Whitehead.

A total of 105 transfers took place on deadline day, including Essien (Chelsea to Real Madrid), Adam (Liverpool to Stoke), Sinclair and Maicon (from Swansea and Inter Milan respectively to Man City), Dempsey & Dembele (Fulham to Spurs), Carroll (Liverpool to West Ham), Johnson (Man City to Sunderland), Berbatov (Man United to Fulham), Van der Vaart (Spurs to Hamburg) and Granero (Real Madrid to QPR). Sadly three ex-

PARALYMPICS – These Games are turning out to be better than the able-bodied Olympics with Team GB collecting gold medals galore. Swimmers Jessica-Jane Applegate (16) and Ellie Simmonds (17) both smashed records in winning gold… double-amputee sprinter Richard Whitehead tore up the track… cyclist Sarah Storey roared round the velodrome… David Weir’s wheelchair ignited in the 5,000m… Aled Davies whirled his discus… and dressage riders Natasha Baker (twice) and Sophie Christiansen sat proudly on their horses. With more gongs, silver and bronze medals to come, the tally of 102 secured in Beijing will be bettered, I’m sure. CRICKET – England went 2-1 up in their 50-over series with South Africa - and retained top ODI status - after Ian Bell inspired a six-wicket victory at Lords last Sunday. Meanwhile, Andrew Strauss has retired, Falcao.

allowing Alastair Cook to take over as Test captain. And this year’s CB40 final will feature Hampshire against Warwickshire. GOLF – Ian Poulter and Nicolas Colsaerts are Jose Maria Olazabal’s wild cards in his European Ryder Cup team. And looking ahead, in-form Mojacarbased, Newcastle fan George Crichton from the Valle del Este Golf Society, could make

Europe’s 2014 Ryder Cup team at Gleneagles, if his legs hold up! FORMULA ONE – After a crash, bang, wallop start, last Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix at Spa was won by Jensen Button with Sebastian Vettel second and Kimi Raikkonen third.


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