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Summer sales worst for 20 years as spending falls THIS YEAR’S summer sales were the worst for 20 years. And that is official. The average spend of shoppers in Malaga Province was just €50, an average of €11 per head less than one year ago. As a result turnover was just €42 million, a fall of €3 million in one year, Enrique Gil, the head of Malaga Retail Federation (Fecoma) revealed. Not even price reductions of up to 70 per cent or the announced increases in VAT which came into effect the day immediately following the end of the sales •Turn to Page 4

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Plea by mayor MAYOR JOSE MARIA GARCIA wants Estepona homeowners to warn authorities if they see any properties that may be a fire hazard due to excess undergrowth. SMILES ALL ROUND: But the holidays are over.

It’s back to school IT’S back to school for millions of children next week. One survey indicated that back-toschool costs range from €300-€700 per child in state schools, and more in private.

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ESTEPONA TOWN HALL will pay banks more than €900,000 as the first payment of the €67 million service provider debt inherited from the previous administration, Economy Councillor Manuel Aguilar said.

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SALUD! People in Malaga Province enjoy a drink at the weekend.

Cheers! Six out of ten enjoy weekend tipple ALMOST six out of every ten people in Malaga Province drink at weekends. In fact alcohol and cannabis consumption in the province is the highest throughout Andalucia,

statistics reveal. Almost 85 per cent of people regularly drink alcohol, with 14.2 per cent of men drinking daily, but only 3.4 per cent of women. The Andalucia statistics revealed by Health and

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Social Welfare Minister Maria Jesus Montero also spelled out that despite the tendency for more to drink at weekends, fewer than four enjoy alcohol on weekdays as well. Research has also shown

that 36.9 per cent of Malaga residents have tried cannabis at least once. And a massive 80 per cent of those surveyed admitted that they knew alcohol and drugs could negatively affect health.

MORE than 700 candidates will be interviewed for 74 jobs at home improvement firm Bricomart in Malaga.

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Couple in €12m expat swindle jailed A COUPLE is now behind bars having swindled 120 Spanish expatriates out of £10 million (€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 £10 million invested, only around £4 million has been repaid.

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RESIDENTS of the Carretera de Cadiz area in Malaga will choose what a new plaza on Avenida de Europa will look like, City Hall has ruled.

Japanese link HOJIBLANCA of Antequera is exporting products to 3,700 Japanese supermarkets, company officials have said.

Cheaper rides JET SKI rental prices have been cut to counteract the economic crisis and new law restrictions for drivers, according to a Marbella jet ski rental business owner.

€400,000 saved MORE than €400,000 will be saved in rent annually through several Marbella City Hall councils moving to a new building.

DREDGING at La Bajadilla Port, Marbella, has ended after three months, improving safety for vessels, the Junta de Andalucia has said.

In step MARBELLA’S municipal music and dance schools are accepting new applicants for classes that will begin on September 24.

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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.”

Cannabis the top choice as tight budgets hit local drugs

In hot water over spillages

THE top choice drug is cannabis, with 37 per cent of Malaga Province residents having tried it at least once. Meanwhile, cocaine use is decreasing, though the use of sedative drugs in the present economic crisis in Spain is rising, according to a study by the Junta de Andalucia. Due to tight family budgets and mass unemployment, many wouldbe drug users have no disposable income for cocaine. But even so, throughout Andalucia cocaine remains the second most commonly used drug behind cannabis, with tranquillizers also popular, the study statistics show.

MAYOR OF MARBELLA Angeles Muñoz has been criticised by opponents for allegedly not taking action to prevent the yearly water spillages that affect the beach at Los Angeles urbanisation.

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A MAN was rescued after his boat caught fire and another boat was stopped from sinking off Marbella on the same day, Rescue Service officials said.

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AN online campaign by Malaga animal protection associations has begun against municipal pounds annually destroying thousands of healthy animals.

ACTOR and Fine Arts winner Carlos Larranage has died aged 75 in a Benalmadena hospital due to heart problems.

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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.

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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.

THE concession for Marbella’s remotecontrolled traffic light system until 2018 is being offered to firms by the local government team.

Look alikes OUTDOOR business terrace furniture in Marbella will all have to look alike when a new law comes into effect next month, say representatives of the town hall.

Free concert POPULAR Malaga musician Javier Ojeda is due to perform a free concert on September 15 in San Pedro.

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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‘Sales were really bad’ - traders From Front Page saved the August situation, leaving many shop owners wondering what the future holds, said Gil. Statistics from a Fecoma poll revealed that 52 per cent of business owners found the sales bad or very bad. Only 12.5 per cent of traders described them as good. Most of the money made during the summer sales was through clothes and shoe shops, although most indicated that they were still disappointed at the takings. Meanwhile, Pedro Reig, President of Covaco, a regional trade employers

group admitted that this year’s sales seemed to go largely unnoticed. “Sales are not what they were, and never will be the same again,” Reig remarked, referring to recent news that the government has passed a law which allows retailers to offer discounts throughout the year, rather than just 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.

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1,200 hikers for event MORE than 1,200 people will join the ‘Marbella 4 Days Walking’ 30-kilometre hiking event scheduled from October 11 to 14.

TWO people died in a collision between a van and a car in Sierra de las Yeguas.

68 approved SIXTY-EIGHT building projects have been approved by the Western Costa del Sol Community of Municipalities Technical Office.

POSITIVE: Overall this year is proving better for local tourism.

Tourism looks good but fewer Spanish THOUGH fewer Spanish headed to Andalucia for holidays last month, overall, this year is proving reasonably positive for local tourism. The number of domestic visitors is

expected to show a 4 per cent drop for last month, accompanied by a 6 per cent fall in overnight stays. Even so, Rafael Rodriguez, the Councillor of Tourism and Commerce of the Junta de Andalucia, announced that in the same period, overnight stays by international tourists increased by around 6 per been put to full use this summer. cent. Alpandiere is one of the smallest This he says shows the villages in the Genal Valley. strength of tourism in The near half million euros cost Andalucia, a region that was financed equally by the offers “best quality Andalucian government and Malaga packages”. City Council.

30-year dream is answered THE 270 villagers in Alpandiere have had their 30-year dream of having a swimming pool answered. Following petitions and many pleas over the years a new 25 by 12 metre salt water pool at the foot of a ravine with spectacular views of Ronda has

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FREE school transport is to be provided by Marbella town hall for the neediest low-income families. Although this is the regional government’s responsibility, the measure has been approved by the council because the local government wants to ease the financial burden for the neediest families, said spokesman Felix Romero. Families with an income less than one-and-a-half times the minimum wage are eligible for the grant. Applications may be made now.

MORE than 20,000 people attended 60 cultural events organised by Estepona council this summer. July and August offered a wide ranging quality programme of events, according to Maria Dolores Espinosa, who heads the culture department. Many were held al-fresco at ‘privileged’ spots including Paseo Maritimo and in local parks and plazas. As well as 22 concerts, film screenings, live theatre, exhibitions, workshops and summer courses were also held. Attendance at all was AL-FRESCO: Many cultural events this summer in Estepona were held considerably higher than in recent on the Paseo Maritimo. years, said Espinosa. Singling out Siente, an exhibition each Friday throughout August he She also drew attention to chess of the work of Toby Govan, the organised events where the public on the Paseo Maritimo which Estepona-based Scottish artist, could ‘interact’ with his works. attracted more than 1,000 participants culminating in the 25th edition of Estepona’s Rapid Chess Tournament. Taking part were Pia ABOUT 500 people have used The price is €25 for 25 relaxation, anti-stress and Cramling, last year’s a summer massage service minutes. sports, says Jose Manuel European Champion, introduced on the beach at The busiest days are Pastor, a representative of grandmaster Juan Manuel Los Boliches, Fuengirola in Saturdays, with massages Rehab Costa Del Sol who Bellon and international July. available including initiated the scheme. master, Jose Cuenca.

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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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Counting the deadly cost Raging Malaga fire leads to 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 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 it spread through the night it raged in half a dozen municipalities, including Coin, Alhaurin, Mijas, Marbella, Ojen and Monda. Helicopters and fire-planes continued to damp down 48 hours later, by which time residents as well as tourists drove around to take a

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FIRE HORROR: The night-sky glows above El Rosario as the blaze rages (above) and the scorched land of the aftermath (left).


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Moving door-to-door houses as the blaze From Page 8 The fire started in Barranco Blanco in Coin municipality and Guardia Civil officers are continuing to question people in the area in a bid to reveal the source of the blaze. Many insiders feel it was started intentionally, a theory backed by the delegate of the Government in Malaga, Jose Ruiz Espejo. “The experts find it odd that the fire expanded so fast along so many kilometres and that such quick notice was given,” he said. However, nothing has been ruled out and the investigations continue. With temperatures well above 30ºC when the fire started, dried scrubland and vegetation, combined with gusting winds of more than 30 kilometres an hour at times, saw the blaze quickly spread over 12 kilometres, forcing around 5,000 people to be

BURNED OUT: The remains of a 4x4. evacuated, including guests staying at La Cala Golf Resort Hotel. Police went door-to-door ordering families out of their homes as the flames neared. 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 discovered later, although his wife’s body has not yet been found.

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.

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DONATIONS: Red Cross workers sort out items handed in for fire victims. 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 have lost everything. While the fire raged, FB members updated others on its reported whereabouts. A Facebook 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 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. “People have come from all along the coast with items to donate, filling hundreds of trolleys.� A horse box arrived from Axarquia filled with items donated by people in Herradura and the Nerja donkey sanctuary, among others. Many donated items have been taken to a central government collection point and to the Red Cross for distribution. Anything left has

been stored and is being sorted. Pet supplies have been taken to various charities, including Kim’s animal shelter in La Atalaya near to where the fire started. Volunteers worked through the night on Thursday evacuating the dogs. The cats, which had to be released onto the land when the flames started to engulf the cattery, are now reportedly slowly returning. Meanwhile, the FB group has since set up an interactive website www.sosandalucia.com which provides updated information. This international community is also collaborating with various organisations, including local charities, media and local town halls. The group’s plan is to continue to serve as a centralised platform for any other potential future emergency situation.

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Worker’s death probe INVESTIGATIONS are ongoing to determine whether negligence by a company or Benalmadena Town Council led to a workman being killed. The man died after losing his balance and briefly becoming trapped at an underground waste collection platform in Benalmadena. Death was due to internal bleeding. Trade unionists, claiming there was a similar accident 10 days earlier, said they will file a complaint with the public prosecutor. The company GSC said the man was qualified but that he lost his balance while the platform was being closed. Meanwhile, the mayor of Mijas, Angel Nozal, has instructed Urbaser, the company that manages organic waste, to close most of the underground waste containers in the

municipality as a preventive measure to ensure the safety of workers. Closed containers have a troublesome elevation system, so only two underground organic waste platforms at Mijas Pueblo

and at Avenida Las Lagunas will remain in use, he said. The containers for nonorganic residues will also remain as collections are less frequent and their mechanisms are safer.

Looky-looky drugs alert SOME ‘looky-looky’ men are selling drugs, Fuengirola Town Hall has warned. The Local Police have arrested six people so far this year for selling hashish, marihuana and cocaine to tourists, while also selling illegal goods including fashion accessories, CDs and DVDs. Police admit that such activities are more common in summer tourist areas and are “hard to act against and prosecute.” Local Citizen Safety Councillor Rodrigo Romero called the situation a ‘European invasion’ as it is “a problem which affects all major tourist continental cities and more people and better laws are needed to put an end to it.”


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Malaga cheer but not for Andalucia DEPARTING from the usual summer pattern, unemployment in Malaga dropped last month. The fall was the first in August for 20 years, albeit by just 46 people. But still unemployment in Andalucia remains the highest of any Spanish region. The Malaga statistics do not correspond to overall unemployment in Spain where another 38,179 people registered as jobless in August. Andalucia itself with an extra 10,635 looking for work, still tops the Spanish regions for the highest number of jobless. This brings a regional total of 1,026,081, a year on year increase of 106,579.

Most of the 1,459 people who found jobs in Malaga province last month were working for the first time. These helped to offset the loss of 1,469 jobs in service industries. There were 58 fewer unemployed in industry, 79 more in agriculture and 77 fewer in the building trade. Unemployment increased amongst men but was reduced among women. Compared with the same period in 2011, this year’s figures reveal how hard Malaga province has been hit by unemployment over the last 12 months. There are now a further 16,808 people without jobs, an increase of 9.6 per cent.

11 held in city march ELEVEN people were arrested after protesters at a march by the Andalucian trade union SAT in Malaga went into a city centre bank, according to union leader and MP Juan Manuel Sanchez Gordillo. The march ended with a sit-down protest in Calle Larios over government cut-backs. Before marching in Malaga the movement staged protests in five other Andalucian provinces, and was due in Seville from yesterday (Wednesday) until tomorrow (Friday). More than 800 people marched in Casabermeja, where the general secretary of SAT Diego Cañamero led the march.

Busy weekend RILKE: To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the poet’s visit to Ronda.

Exhibition now open

AN exhibition ‘A century of guests: walking in the footprints of Rilke,’ to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Czech poet’s visit to Ronda, has opened. Being held at the

Convento Santo Domingo and arranged by the Unicaja Ronda Foundation, it will remain open until September 28. Pictures from the Hotel Reina Victoria are on show and a biographic section

with a reproduction of the room the poet took while staying at the hotel. While staying in Ronda during which time he wrote some of his works, Rilke described it as a “dream city.”

ESTEPONA’S Local Police fined five motorists after stopping 325 cars during a safety campaign on correct mobile use while driving. Further cars were stopped for random breath tests at the weekend and legal proceedings initiated against 21 motorists who were over the legal drink driving limit. Officers were also called to the scene of a fire in Benahavis.

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7-year prison threat A MAN accused of pushing his partner off a balcony is facing seven years in prison for attempted manslaughter. Malaga Public Prosecutor is asking for the lengthy jail term for the incident, which happened in Calahonda last year. Despite a restraining order against her partner the couple remained living together. In July last year they argued and the accused allegedly lifted her up and threw her over the third-floor balcony. He then jumped over after her. The woman, who sustained multiple injuries and was incapacitated for almost five months, is demanding compensation. The Public Prosecutor has also requested a 10-year restraining order and €22,000 in compensation.

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TWO men have been arrested after allegedly shooting at police in a Marbella neighbourhood. One of the men was injured by a shot to the spine, but a third accomplice got away.

Drug drive TWO Moroccan men have been arrested in Fuengirola for allegedly driving a van containing 980 kilos of hashish which they planned to sell in Girona and France.


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Agricultural festival a success GARDENERS, agricultural technicians and many others interested in alternative farming methods joined to make the 11th Ronda Agricultural Festival in the Parque de la Alemeda del Tajo a success. Organised by the Red Andaluza de Semillas, the Ecological Association of Ronda and the Paulo Freire University, the festival included an arts and crafts market. There was also a seed bank allowing people to swap seeds.

Woman loses court fight A MAYOR’S mother has lost her fight against being fined for attacking an opposition party spokeswoman last May during municipal elections. The court confirmed a fine of €120 and compensation of €3,750.

Malaga city public library attracts more readers the library during the summer months, library sources confirmed. As well as the library’s 132,000 volumes it acquired 35 E-books, each containing 1,600 titles, in January. Of these, 15 are for the use of reading circles based at the library. The library has a stock of 7,000 films and documents, 4,300 music discs, approximately 1,700 newspapers and magazines and 176 maps. It also provided 9,000 free internet connections, each lasting an average of 70 minutes. Seventy loans of books and other items were made to other public libraries throughout Spain. Users may borrow eight books or documents for a period of one month and up to BEWARE: Even out of the water, jellyfish can still four audiovisual items sting. for a week.

THE number of people using Malaga city’s public library increased by 7 per cent between January and July this year.

Jellyfish fail to mar summer DESPITE the huge onslaught of jellyfish on its beaches, San Roque had a successful summer. With no drownings, 28 sea rescues and three lost children reunited with parents, the only negative was the occasional jellyfish invasion, said San Roque mayor Juan Carlos Ruiz Boix. Some jellyfish sting victims needed medical attention. Proteccion Civil who kept watch over the beaches from July did a “magnificent” job on a small budget, he said.

During this period, 120,000 people visited the library and took out 37,500 books compared to 35,000 in 2011. More people use

Man arrested for threatening behaviour A MAN was arrested in Malaga for allegedly attempting to set fire to his former partner’s car. He allegedly went to her home, violating a restraining order which banned him from coming within 200 metres of her, and when she looked over the balcony, he insulted her and threatened to set fire to the vehicle. When she came downstairs, she found a fire had been set underneath the car and sustained slight burns when putting it out. Local Police were called to the scene and found the 49-year-old man in a car parked nearby. During his arrest, he once again threatened his former partner and was taken before a judge.


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www.euroweeklynews.com SAPPHIRE COLEMAN may only be a baby, but she certainly celebrated her first birthday in style. Around 100 people, including parents Gel and Montanna Coleman, relatives, friends, children and baby friends attended a special party at Vibes Bar in La Cala de Mijas. The bar - along with Mijas Playa restaurant is owned by Sapphires father. Sapphire’s great grandmother flew in from the UK for the celebrations, which were helped along by a bouncy castle and a clown. “The children behaved well, the food all disappeared and everyone had a great time,” said Izzy Coleman, Sapphire’s grandmother. “The last guests left at 11pm. What a great way to spend your first birthday, in a nightclub!” Music was supplied by The Beat Radio Station which is owned by Sapphire’s other grandmother, Deborah Patterson.

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Desalination plants to rescue of 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 to Alicante and Murcia cities. 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 the city of Murcia, 40 kilometres from the coast. The remainder usually comes from the

MUCH CRITICISED: Desalination plants in Alicante and Murcia. Taibilla river and the Segura-Tajo pipeline “There would probably have been 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 little enthusiasm for the desalination plants,

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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. Meanwhile, bills in areas now receiving water from the San Pedro and Alicante plants could go up, as running costs are considerably more than the Tajo-Segura supply to

230 foreigners are locked up TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY foreigners were held in Madrid's Calle Genova cells under European Arrest Warrants (EAWs) during July and August. Of the detainees, 176 were European, and the remaining 54 from non-EU countries and consequently await return under extradition orders. Under Spain’s legal system judges question detainees and determine whether there is a case against them, but only the National High Court in Madrid can deal with EAWs. An average of four cases were dealt with per day with detainees having wildly differing profiles. Occasionally judges must process an EAW for an activity that does not infringe Spanish law. Even though many detainees are freed the judges have no choice but to process the order first, with all the expense this entails. Court officials have to appoint a legal aid lawyer, and a prosecutor must be located. All detainees are brought to the capital from where they have been arrested. The judges now want to see EAWs facing minor offences handled by the nearest provincial High Court to their place of arrest, with this saving the Justice Department time and money, several examining judges told ABC newspaper. “It makes no sense to send an aircraft from Andalucia to Madrid for someone who has stolen some chickens or a pig, especially when they are going to be set free,” they pointed out.


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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. “Naturally I understand that the government’s measures are hurting the public, but society is behaving responsibly,” the president said. 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

SEVENTY per cent of Spanish unemployed people would accept a job offer that paid less than €1,000. However, a recent Manpower recruitment agency poll revealed that a third of 9,000 people in a survey would not accept less than €800. There was also a gender difference in worker pay requirements, with 32 per cent of men unwilling to accept less than €1,000, but only 28 per cent of women. Statistics also show that almost half of the jobless in Madrid want €1,000 at least to accept a work offer, and in Catalonia 37 per cent. General director of Manpower Spain, Raul Grijalba, said the minimum wage accepted by workers depends on living costs, which are notably higher in Madrid and Catalonia.

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REALISTIC: Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy. 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 within the law.’ He also accepted the Constitutional Tribunal’s ruling that the Bildu party, close to now-disbanded ETA, could participate in the Basque Region “even though I might not like it.” Help will be forthcoming for Cataluña,

whose government wants an unconditional bailout. Spain’s financial system “is absolutely safe,” he declared. “I am totally convinced the euro is irreversible. Spain will remain in the eurozone,” he added, “and in better condition.” This was obvious because the stress tests on the country’s banks have been more stringent than those carried out anywhere else.


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AN AMBULANCE company has gone on strike following 10 staff dismissals and disciplinary proceedings launched against a further four. Staff at Ambulancias Manuel Pasquau, which works for the Andalucian Health Service, previously staged several protests in August to demand payment of salaries. Union Comisiones Obreras said the company

New IBI tax values ready NEW assessed property values which will affect IBI tax calculations will soon be available for Antequera residents. The city hall will begin to provide full information from an update carried out by the General Directorate of Cadastre last June on September 14 and property owners will also be notified of a code to allow internet access with a digital signature. Council dates for availablity of the new assessments is September 14 for Bobadilla Pueblo Estacion, Slum Ortiz Recio and Colina De Santa Ana, September 15 for Cartaojal, Glen Couple and Los Llanos and September 20 for Antequera.

Prompt action halts fire FIREMEN from VelezMalaga, Torremolinos and Malaga plus two of Infoca’s fire-fighting helicopters were called to battle a pinewood blaze at Alhaurin de la Torre near the quarries at Caùada Chorrera. With the Guardia Civil also called to the scene, the fire was stopped from spreading and brought under control. Infoco as a regional body co-ordinates fire prevention and extinction throughout Andalucia.

has stopped emergency ambulances transporting patients to Malaga University Hospital and to Las Albarizas Health Centre in Marbella. They complain residents in Marbella, San Pedro, Ojen, Istan and Benahavis no longer have an emergency ambulance. Meanwhile the Health Department has denied cancelling ambulances and has said the company is not owed any money.

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Computer phone scam alert Nineteen websites offering fake computer support have been closed by the Metropolitan police e-crime unit in London, but the scams continue to spread across Europe By Benny Davis benny@euroweeklynews.com A PHONE scam that defrauded thousands of computer owners in Britain continues to be reported in Spain. Many computer owners on the mainland have been contacted by a company claiming to be connected to the Microsoft support team, informing them of problems with their PCs. These could be fixed online, the callers have claimed . The ‘problem’ they are told about is that many ‘error’ messages have been received from their PC, including notification of viruses that should be fixed to prevent ‘crashing.’ To prove their authenticity, the user is then invited to view the ‘error’ messages on screen by following the caller’s instructions. After being told to press a sequence of keys, the messages appear apparently proving that PC doomsday is around the corner. The helpful caller then ‘clears’ the messages and informs the user that their problems are over. But in reality the problems have only just started. In effect, there were no ‘error’

WARNING: Never give anyone remote access to your pc over the phone. messages and the PC had no problems, but through a clever keyboard scam, the caller has gained complete remote access to the user’s PC including all private and confidential information, which can be used in a variety of financial and identity scams. Some UK users were actually charged a £185 (€230) subscription for the ‘fixing’ service. Last April, the Metropolitan police ecrime unit in London closed many illegal sites including ‘supportonclick.com’ registered to Pecon Software, a firm

based in Kolkata, India. The company has since opened further ‘support’ websites including onlinepccare.com, which has been operating within the English-speaking Spanish market. David Shaw, an EWN reader from Calpe, said that a well spoken man, probably of Asian origin, phoned twice in an attempt to get him to check-out his computer. He gave his name as Greg Smith and when asked, quoted a US phone number.

Attempts to contact this number since have all been unsuccessful. However, Microsoft officials say they are aware of the problem and have issued the following statement. “There are many potential dangers. As well as losing money to a scammer by paying for a service that provides no benefits, personal and banking details are also at risk. If you give a scammer remote access to your computer, they can cause all sorts of mischief, including infecting your computer and acquiring your personal information.” They say anyone receiving such a call like this should just hang up. Strangers should never be given remote access to a computer, and personal, credit card or online account details should not be given out over the phone unless the call has been personally made, and the phone call came from a trusted source. Microsoft added: “If you think you have provided account details to a scammer, contact your bank or financial institution immediately. “We are told the police are unable to effect refunds for people who are scammed by the cold callers, though they do class the crime as “obtaining money by deception,” in other words, fraud.

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BENITACHELL - with 70 per cent of its residents foreign - is among 19 Alicante Province towns with more expatriates than Spanish.

A NEW fingerprint registration system to counter absenteeism of employees has been introduced by Nerja Town Hall.

More complaints

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RESIDENTS continue to complain that raw sewage is being discharged near the dried-up mouth of the Chillar River near El Chucho and El Playazo beaches.

POSSIBLY due to the recession, a drop in Spanish tourism this summer to the Costa Blanca has resulted in the lowest registered hotel occupancy rates in Benidorm since 2009.

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TOP DONATION: Mosaic helpers with Iceland food trolleys.

Resignation call 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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Noisy homes AROUND 70 per cent of Almeria City residents have added soundproofing to their homes with a study indicating most buildings are insufficiently insulated. However most citizens blame the noise on the traffic.

Mystery women donates €3,000 cash for needy By Benny Davis

A MYSTERY woman has donated €3,000 in cash to a Christian charity box at the Javea Iceland supermarket. The store has been displaying a ‘drop-in-a-box’ for the Mosaic Christian organisation requesting

€5m closure ALMERIA Cty Council has closed a €5 million serious infringements file against the desalination companies Pridesa-Abengoa as

food donations for the poor and needy for two years. Over the period, they have met with some measurable successes, but the €3,000 donation tops them all. The money has now been used to buy nine trolley-loads of perishable food.

the legal period for administrative procedures has expired.

Blame apportioned THE Patients Ombudsman has

claimed damages from the regional health council in the case of a woman who did not receive emergency service assistance after being mugged in Roquetas.

THE go-ahead has been given by Torrox Socialist PSOE party to a 2012 budget with €20m income and less than €19.5m expenditure.

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€9m boost THE Mallorca hotel sector generated more than €9 million during 2011 and provided jobs for 65,510 people, a fifth of the island’s employment market.

39 adopted THIRTY-NINE children were adopted in Mallorca in the first six months of the year, including 16 Spanish and 23 foreigners, social institute IMAS data shows.


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Stat of week 77% of Spanish aged 45 - 66 believe they will have to work until they reach 70, a poll by the ESADE business and law school in Barcelona has revealed.

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Bank HQ in €2 bn feud SANTANDER may be forced to buy back a €2 billion complex that includes the Madrid headquarters of its banking group. At present Santander holds a 40-year lease on the complex - which includes a hotel and an 18-hole Seve Ballesteros golf course - and pays €100 million a year rent. But now two men who bought the

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,

the report added. The total spend included the cost of chartering planes, crew plus catering, but did not identify the number of flights, passengers carried, nor the percentage of business compared to personal travel. DOWN TO EARTH: Mark Zuckerberg spends lots of time at 35,000 feet.

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Retirement cash a worry for most MOST people are failing to take steps to ensure they will have enough money to fund comfortable retirement, says Prudential retirement expert Smith Hughes.

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THE UK economy will grow as early as next spring, predicted Bill O’Neill, Chief Investment Officer at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.

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CHANCELLOR George Osborne has discarded the idea to increase taxes on the rich, stating the UK’s financial recovery will be made possible by the endeavours of wealthy entrepreneur businesses.

£££ 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.

EXTRA BUSINESS... EXTRA BUSINESS .... EXTRA A rich view PEOPLE should drink less and work more if they want to be rich, according to Australian mining heiress Gine Rinehart, the world’s richest woman.

Lead by Lego THE ‘Lego Friends’ toys colourfully marketed towards girls have earned the Danish company Lego €267 million, despite being criticised for gender stereotypes.

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The real cost VAT changes last weekend have seen cinema tickets rise to around €8 and €25 theatre seats increase to around €30.

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It pays to advertise BILLBOARD space reading Please Hire My Wife was taken by an Ohio man to help the former university employee find work after being jobless for six months.

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www.euroweeklynews.com MANY people have heard of double tax treaties, and some may know that the UK has an extremely sophisticated and large network of double tax treaties. But how much do you really know about what a double tax treaty is there for? And do you understand how they affect you as a British expatriate? One myth is that you can use any relevant treaty to choose where to pay tax. This is not correct, as tax treaties are designed to decide where taxes on different income, gains and inheritances are taxable, when assets are located in one country and the individual is resident in another country. They generally also contain “tiebreaker” clauses where an individual satisfies domestic resident laws of both countries. Tax treaties are very detailed, and all of them are different, so to make sure you apply them correctly to your situation you should seek professional advice. Blevins Franks study all the fine print and are experienced at guiding expatriates through the detail and effective tax planning. Another myth is that income taxable in one country cannot be taxable in the other. This is incorrect and, in many cases, income remains taxable in the source country but can also be taxed in the country in which

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the individual is resident. To avoid double taxation, i.e. being taxed in both countries, tax paid in the source country is offset against the liability in the country of residence. Where income can be taxed in both countries under the terms of the treaty, each country will always be able to apply its own rules in calculating the taxable income, and also the actual tax payable. While tax paid in the source country can be offset against the tax payable in the country of residence, if the tax paid in the source country exceeds the tax payable in the country of residence, no further tax will be due in the country of residence. If the tax payable in the country of residence is higher than that payable in the source country, you pay tax in the source country and then pay the difference between

the two amounts in your country of residence. You always end up paying the higher of the two amounts. The trick here, of course, is to minimise the tax in both countries legally so that the minimum amount of tax is paid. A good adviser can help you ensure that you minimise taxes in both countries, so that your overall tax liability is minimised. Generally, certain types of income and gains are only taxable in the country of residence and others are taxable in both countries. For example, capital gains on real estate, dividends and bank interest are often taxable in both the country where the income arises and the country of residence (although not always). However state, occupational and private pensions and annuities are usually only taxable in the country of residence. Government service pensions, such as Armed Forces, civil service, police, fire brigade and teachers’ pensions, usually are taxable only in the source country (but again, not always). The UK only has 10 treaties

regarding taxes on death. These are with France, Italy, India, Pakistan, USA, Sweden, Ireland, South Africa, Netherlands and Switzerland. There are also exchange of information agreements, generally between countries formerly blacklisted by the OECD (i.e, formerly seen as tax havens) and various other countries. Where there is no double tax treaty governing where income is taxed and how relief is given in the case of double taxation, the UK will give “unilateral relief” where another country charges tax on assets that are also taxable in the UK. The UK will apply UK law in determining where an asset is actually located for this purpose, and if the tax charged abroad exceeds the UK liability in the UK on that asset, the credit given for the foreign tax is limited to the amount of tax payable in the UK. Unilateral relief is also given where both the UK and another country tax income or assets in a third country. Double tax treaties supersede national law and therefore take precedence over either country’s domestic

rules. If you have assets outside the UK, or if you are moving or have moved abroad and retain UK assets, it is essential to have an adviser who understands how any relevant double tax treaty will apply to you, and how this works in relation to the domestic laws. We would always recommend that you take advice from an expert knowledgeable regarding the double tax treaty and both countries’ laws, such as Blevins Franks. They will be able to assist you in understanding exactly what will be taxed where, when and how, as well as assisting you in minimising taxation. The tax rates, scope and reliefs may change. Any statements concerning taxation are based upon our understanding of current taxation laws and practices which are subject to change. Tax information has been summarised; an individual should take personalised advice. To keep in touch with the latest developments in the offshore world, check out the latest news on our website www.blevinsfranks.com


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LONDON - FTSE 100 C H A N G E ( P ) % C H G. 0.40 0.14

NET VOLUME 539.62

Admiral Group PLC

1149.00

-37.00

-3.12

314.58

Aggreko PLC

2350.00

-10.00

-0.42

244.73

AMEC PLC

1121.00

11.00

0.99

181.77

Anglo American PLC

1773.50

23.50

1.34

1,678.59

Antofagasta PLC

CU RR EN CI ES

C LOSING P RICES S EPTEMBER 4

PRICE(P) C O M PA N Y Aberdeen Asset Mngnt 279.55

0.79125

1.25695 Units per €

United States $..................................................... 1.25695 Japan Yen ¥.......................................................... 98.4581 Switzerland Francs............................................... 1.20078 Denmark Kroner ................................................... 7.45128 Norway Kroner...................................................... 7.30912

1132.00

25.00

2.26

666.22

ARM Holdings PLC

559.75

-14.25

-2.48

1,615.81

Ashmore Group PLC

327.25

-1.75

-0.53

287.74

C O M PA N Y

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

British Sky Broad Gr...

768.75

7.50

BT Group PLC

221.40

3.80

1.75

8,688.62

C O M PA N Y Centrica PLC Compass Group PLC

VOLUME 1,630.92

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

NET VOLUME

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

C H A N G E ( P ) % C H G. 27.00

% C H G. 1.04

1116.50

CRH PLC

EVRAZ PLC PRICE(P)

PRICE(P) CHANGE 330.10 3.40

0.82

2937.75

2.00

0.07

743.17

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

-1.00

-0.14

271.48

Hargreaves Lansdown

626.75

5.50

0.89

183.72

BHP Billiton PLC

1858.50

23.00

1.25

2,162.05

Capital Shppng Cntrs

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

ICAP PLC

315.10

-2.60

-0.82

552.43

IMI PLC

BP PLC

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NASDAQ

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C O M PA N Y

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C O M PA N Y

858.50

-2.00

-0.23

271.68

Imperial Tobacco Group 2480.50

25.00

1.02

721.72

InterContinental Hotels 1620.50 International Consolidtd PRICE

CHANGE NET / %

Emmis Communications Corporation $ 2.50 Saba Software, Inc. $ 9.40 Zion Oil & Gas Inc $ 2.86 Video Display Corporation $ 4.60 Splunk Inc. $ 34.40 Perceptron, Inc. $ 5.70 Cache, Inc. $ 3.38 Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. $ 15.82 ZipRealty, Inc. $ 2.24 Reis, Inc $ 11.69 Central European Distribution Corporation $ 2.73 Elbit Imaging Ltd. $ 2.22 Silver Standard Resources, Inc $ 14.83

0.49 / +24.38% 1.42 / +17.79% 0.39 / +15.79% 0.61 / +15.29% 3.90 / +12.79% 0.60 / +11.76% 0.32 / +10.46% 1.42 / +9.86% 0.20 / +9.80% 0.91 / +8.44% 0.21 / +8.33% 0.17 / +8.29% 1.09 / +7.93%

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Intertek Group PLC ITV PLC Johnson Matthey PLC

$ 17.58 $ 9.08 $ 29.19 $ 2.31 $ 2.95 $ 18.058 $ 2.37 $ 2.02 $ 4.35 $ 3.33 $ 11.35 $ 5.26

3.09 14.95% 1.4199 13.52% 3.03 9.40% 0.20 7.97% 0.20 6.35% 1.0305 5.40% 0.12 4.82% 0.10 4.72% 0.21 4.61% 0.16 4.58% 0.54 4.54% 0.24 4.36%

15.00

0.93

219.92

142.15

0.30

0.21

2,524.41

2812.00

-3.00

-0.11

84.23

84.00

0.75

0.90

1,734.56

2418.50

15.00

0.62

138.35

Kazakhmys PLC

606.75

13.50

2.28

1,244.48

Kingfisher PLC

2,692.75

273.85

-1.80

-0.65

Land Securities Group PLC 791.50

0.50

0.06

377.83

Legal & General Group

129.00

1.00

0.78

3,421.04

Lloyds Banking Group PLC 33.44

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

Morrison Supermarkets

277.35

-2.60

-0.93

2,238.17 1,461.87

National Grid PLC Next PLC Old Mutual PLC

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GlaxoSmithKline PLC

Pearson PLC Pennon Group PLC Petrofac Ltd

688.50

5.50

0.80

3632.00

57.00

1.59

156.19

167.00

0.50

0.30

888.05

1208.50

14.00

1.17

276.45

737.75

1.00

0.14

403.70

1511.00

8.00

0.53

246.03

Polymetal Intnal PLC

973.00

5.00

0.52

311.44

Prudential PLC

787.25

0.25

0.03

917.49

Randgold Resources Ltd 6425.00

105.00

1.66

126.95

Reckitt Benckiser Gr PLC 3587.50

28.00

0.79

321.66

6.00

1.02

1,328.40

Reed Elsevier PLC

596.25

Resolution Ltd

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

Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC 837.25

16.50

2.01

1,839.56

Royal Bank of Scot Grou 223.60

-2.70

-1.19

3,686.28

Royal Dutch Shell PLC

2294.00

22.50

0.99

597.64

RSA Insurance Gr PLC

114.10

0.02

0.02

1,796.18

2810.25

31.00

1.12

321.37

303.70

7.50

2.53

2,598.66 973.12

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

329.25

1.53

0.47

1422.00

0.00

0.00

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

Unilever PLC

2279.50

15.00

0.66

396.76

United Utilities Gr PLC

712.25

3.06

0.43

685.09

Vedanta Resources PLC

890.50

23.00

2.65

434.65

Vodafone Group PLC

182.92

1.40

0.77

15,339.63

Weir Group PLC

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

WPP PLC

824.75

10.00

1.23

1,427.04

Xstrata PLC

945.70

-6.78

-0.71

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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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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, prizes. 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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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 an €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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LEAPY LEE SAYS IT OTHERS THINK IT

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 - it’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; it’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 didn’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 Wally’s, except get them in the newspapers. Wasn’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 people’s property without permission. Nothing allows them to trash another person’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 I’ve been reading your column I don’t think I’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, it’s too late to change; so here goes. The truth is I simply can’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, it’s just I can’t watch without feeling uncomfortable. I don’t care what anyone says, as far as I’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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AM angry – again - so angry, I need to lie down in a dark room and let my heart rate stabilise a bit. Meanwhile, why not flick ahead to the sudoku page or go and make that cup of tea … Hey, me again. Apologies for the short break but pleased to report the heart rate’s just about stabilised. But why so angry? The reason is the article I just read about yet another Nigerian ‘health tourist’ who went to the UK for an emergency caesarean on the NORA JOHNSON NHS. This heavilypregnant woman, Nora, who has lived on the Costa del Sol for a number of years, is the author of psychological educated at suspense and crime thrillers. Harvard, flew to Manchester Airport more than 3,000 miles from her home, to have her baby FIGHTING FUND: British travel agents £1m fighting fund to deal with personal at cash-strapped Wythenshawe Hospital injury cases. costing the taxpayer around £10,000. It’s reported she required vast resources, including midwives, two ‘health tourist’ isn’t one. She’ll never Rather like the compensation culture so urology consultants, a radiology repay a penny and doubtless will be back prevalent now in the UK. British travel consultant, two obstetric consultants again for the next birth. agents are said to have an annual £1m and two anaesthetists. This has all to do with getting fighting fund to deal with personal injury Now, NHS treatment is not ‘free’. It’s something for nothing – something I’ve cases filed by holidaymakers. Among paid for by the UK taxpayer and this written about here before in this context. cases they’ve had to defend is that of a

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woman who sued after a coconut dropped onto her chest while reclining under a palm tree in the Dominican Republic. She received £1,700 in an outof-court settlement. Add to that the case of the teacher who secured a £200,000 compensation payout after slipping on a grape while in a school canteen. Good heavens! Not to mention the illegal immigrant labelled by the judge a ‘one man crime wave’ who was recently jailed for two years for a string of new offences (12 to add to his ‘previous’, namely 30!). Just a year after winning £17,360 compensation for ‘unlawful detention’ while awaiting deportation! Is it really surprising people like the Nigerian ‘health tourist’ above effectively ‘steal’ from the British taxpayer when the UK’s thriving compensation culture is not only still keeping the door open for them but continuing to transport them over the threshold?

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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.

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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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. There was only one solution and it was a painful one. I was on a mission to lose at least 10 kilograms. Now 82kg I more than succeeded and my suits now fit perfectly.

Mike Walsh

vwww.michaelwalsh.es Mike Walsh. Based the Costa Blanca, international journalist, author and professional writer: ex-business assessment executive Guild of Master Craftsmen. European correspondent Boston Revolutionary Radio.

You’re going to ask; ‘How was it for you?’ Hard! I believe now that many dieters fail because they blissfully set out unaware of the level of self sacrifice needed to succeed. Either that or they are unprepared to go to the essential extremes by radically changing their eating habits. It is a mountain to climb. Dieting without an hour’s brisk walk several times a week can be slow. You want to see progress every Sunday morning when you step on the bathroom scales. Just do it! Walk, briskly. Granted my metabolism and lifestyle may have been working against me so it could be easier for you. Although my appetite was modest I learned I could live healthier by cutting down my food intake by at least half. If you think you are going to lose weight by giving up dessert or taking two sweeteners instead of one you are a master of selfdelusion. You need steely unswerving self discipline to reduce what you eat by half. The good news is my tummy quickly adapted to less food; it is indigestion free; I now look and feel much better; my doctor has given me a gold medal of unctuous approval. I do not have to replace my wardrobe. Was it worth it? An unqualified yes definitely.

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Holiday of a lifetime Disabled James has fun in Marbella A pioneering flat in Marbella offers respite for many families with Butterfly children. Nicole Hallett reports.

How to help give DEBRA Spain wings

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MEMORIES of teenage holidays frequently last for life. But for 19-year-old James Dunn from Liverpool, these will not revolve around discos and beachside fun. For James has Butterfly skin and is wheelchair bound, having never walked. For him a holiday means having to travel with many bandages and dressings, medication and nutritional products, and accompanied by his mother. Not only do these items take up a lot of luggage space, but they often encounter difficulties at airport security checkpoints. In order to be able to have the room size and facilities necessary, they have to stay at four-star hotels which can cost around €2,000 for a week’s stay. Bloody bandages and clothes have to be sent to the laundry, which can be embarrassing. With a pioneering respite home in Marbella - unique in the world - these difficulties are lightened. Patients and their families can stay at the flat for just €50. In the past three years about 30 families have used it including those from Spain, the UK, Ireland, Germany and the Ukraine, according to Minerva Quijera from DEBRA Spain. Throughout their stay they are supported by a medical team including two nurses, a psychologist and a social worker, all provided by DEBRA Spain. This offers them a respite with everything they would have at home. “It gives us confidence,” said James’ mother Lesley. “The young nurses are lovely and can relate better

• Name: James Dunn • Age: 19 • Places visited: Orlando and Las Vegas in USA, safari in South Africa and Barcelona, Benidorm, Mallorca, Ibiza and Tenerife in Spain. • Favourite place: Marbella because of the apartment and the friendly people. • Wants to visit: Japan for technology and Thailand where his uncle lives.

to young people.” While young, all nurses provided by DEBRA are specialists with the proper training. “I feel comfortable letting them change my bandages,” said James, although usually his mother is the one to carry out this task at home. His bandages, which cover most of his body, must be changed every second day which takes around four hours and is extremely painful. It then takes another hour to get his clothes on.

• Favourite food: Thai, tortilla, patatas bravas and croquettes. • Drives: A specially modified Volkswagen, which costs him €250 a month. • Worked as: Volunteer ticket processor at police station and a researcher on a student radio station. • Hobbies: Wheelchair football, photography,, keeping hens and ducks. • Achievements: Appeared on This Morning, Jeremy Kyle Show and Blue Peter, winning the gold BP badge because of a musical he performed in to raise money for DEBRA. Only five people in the world have this badge.

The location of the apartment is in central Marbella, allowing families to easily enjoy all that Marbella has to offer, as it is not always easy to get transport that takes a wheelchair. A holiday for James means ‘the world’. “At home I don’t go out much and my old school friends don’t really have time for me, so a holiday is something I can look forward to,” said James. The holiday also serves to distract James from his pain.

Usually he has to take morphine every four hours to help keep the constant pain at bay, but when on holiday he can go for longer before having to redose. During the holiday, James and his family have gone out every night to various restaurants, including Jimmy’s Bar that fundraises for DEBRA. The Dunn family loved staying at the apartment so much they have booked to come back in November and hope to be able to come back more frequently.

FOUNDED in 1993, DEBRA Spain is a nonprofit making organisation which was formed to provide support Minerva Quijera and to improve the from DEBRA Spain quality of life of those showing off the affected by EB. supply cupboard In Spain, families have to pay between with everything the €800 and €2,000 a patient will need month on bandages, during their stay. creams and the nutritional shakes, which are needed to ensure that patients are getting enough nutrition, as eating normally can be too painful. This is because these items are not considered medicine, explained Minerva. DEBRA Spain receives very little funding from the Government, so relies on fundraising and the generosity of individuals and companies. Individuals and companies may donate prizes so that the charity can organise raffles and auctions and donate all sorts of good quality and unsold goods to their charity shops. Another way to help is to become a volunteer and help out in the charity shops, seeking donations for the shops or events and helping during the events. To donate monthly, quarterly or yearly, simply become a member of the charity. Call 952 816 434, email Comunicacion@debra.es, see their website www.debra.es or head on down to their Marbella office on Calle Jacinto Benavente 12.

What is Butterfly Skin? EPIDERMOLYSIS BULLOSA (EB), also called Butterfly Skin, is an incurable, rare and serious genetic condition that affects the skin making it as delicate as a butterfly wing. Simply touching the surface of the skin causes severe blistering and wounds that never heal. Even a slight breeze or water is painful. Blistering can also occur internally in the mouth, oesophagus, intestine, airways, urinary tracts and even the inside of the eyelids, leading to further

suffering and serious health problems. EB causes a serious disability because people suffering from this condition require intensive daily care from their relatives and affects every part of the sufferer’s life. One in every 227 people is a carrier of the condition without even knowing. Scientists are looking for a cure. James has participated in one of the clinical trials in which Fiberblast cells were injected directly into one of

his wounds. “I was supposed to have it done in three different wounds, but it was so painful I could only manage one,” said James. He hopes to be able to participate in future trials that do not involve such painful methods. “Doctors said that they are working on a pill, so I hope that will be successful.” James asks that everybody “please just keep supporting the charity so it can get closer to a cure.”


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•ROMAN CATHOLIC MASS in English, Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Fuengirola, 12pm. 952 474 840. •ROMAN CATHOLIC MASS in English: St Andrew’s Chapel, Los Boliches, Saturdays 6.30pm; Calvario Church, Marbella, Sundays 11am. 951 153 340. •ROMAN CATHOLIC MASS in English, Arroyo de la Miel,

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•ROYAL ANTEDILUVIAN ORDER OF BUFFALOES España No 1 Lodge meet at Woodies/Peacock Bar, Avenida de Bonanza, Benalmadena at 7pm. Call 952 563 950. • MODERN JIVE CLUB ‘rocks’ Calahonda. Beginners welcome. www.jivespain.com or 635 717 211.

Thurs and Sat. Contact 952 485 678 or ace.bridgeclub@yahoo.com. • AGE CARE ASSOCIATION: El Zoco, Calahonda 11am-1pm – 655 903 182. www.agecarecosta.org. • AGE CONCERN Estepona and Manilva:acesteponaymanilva@age concern-espana.org or 650 163 928. • LUX MUNDI DUTCH LANGUAGE LIBRARY, Calle Nueva, Fuengirola, 3pm-5pm. • MABS Cancer Support Group: 952 833 568. • MARBELLA HEALING CIRCLE fortnightly: www marbellahealing circle.com. • SOUTHERN SOUND BARBERSHOP CHORUS Lux Mundi, Fuengirola, 5pm-6pm. 952 473 051.

Parroquia de la Inmaculada, Plaza de la Estacion, with Father Joe Crawford, Saturdays 1pm.

•ELIM FAMILY FELLOWSHIP Sunday service: 11am in Benalmadena Costa and 3.30pm in San Pedro de Alcantara. www.elimfamilyfellow ship.com. 695 115 496.

madena. Children welcome. Call 663 138 062 or drtfranklinkim32@ yahoo.com. • ICE COFFEE MORNING: www.siberme.com or 952 802 549.

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

•ST ANDREW’S CHAPLAINCY - 952 461 662 or 952 582 499. BATIST CHURCH, Arroyo del la Miel: Sunday English Service 4pm, Conjunto Zodiaco, Edificio Aries, C/ Sagitario. Call 952 447 967. •EVANGELICAL CHURCH, Paseo Maritimo 77, Los Boliches. Sunday ‘Breaking of Bread’ at 2.45pm; worship and Bible teaching at 4pm. Wednesday Bible study and prayer at 7.30pm. Call 952 460 728. •THE WAY – Christian Counselling Ministery – Fuengirola. 634 369 414 or 663 708 224.

• AL ANON – Help for family and friends of alcoholics – meets 8.30pm. Tel: 670 635 201. • BRIDGE CLUB Los Boliches meets at Cafe Manilla 1.45pm to 5pm. New players welcome. 645 684 756/951 081 984. • COSTA BOOK CLUB, Hotel Tamisa, second Monday of month. 677 251 058.

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• FUN2DANCE Line dancing classes every Tuesday and Friday from 2-

5pm. Beginners welcome at Talk Of The Town, Ronda IV Paseo Maritimo, Los Boliches. First week free for new members. Tel: Jean 952 443 584/695 309 730 or email:jardal7@me.com •ESTEPONA FLORAL ART CLUB flower arranging demonstrations third Tuesday of month except December. 951 170 573 www.facebook.com/esteponafloralartclub. • MODERN JIVE CLUB ‘rocks’ Cancelada. Beginners welcome. www.jivespain.com or 635 717 211. • ACE BRIDGE, 4pm at Pueblo Lopez. Computer scoring also Mon,

Wednesday

•PARASOL SINGERS, friendly amateur singing group, welcomes new members. We rehearse Wednesday evenings . Call Mike on 692 558 041 or parasol.singers@btinternet.com. •MODERN JIVE CLUB ‘rocks’ San Roque. Beginners welcome. www.jivespain.com or 635 717 211. • SEPE COFFEE MORNING, La Alqueria: 610 775 413.

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Just joking A Responsible Employee A man was interviewing for a job. The interviewer said, “In this job we need someone to take on a lot of responsibilities.”

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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ARIES (March 21 - April 20)

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.

Being totally inspired this week, you

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With everyone busy round you, the chance may be taken to show what you are capable of. Instead of watching someone make a pig's ear of a work project, offer to help. It's important, though, to let them think any bright ideas were theirs.

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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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Someone you mistrust offers to add to your celebrations. Why not call a truce? We both know that little long term will come out of it, but who cares? Sometimes, it is better to

TAURUS (April 21 - May 21)

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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Move from the start word (PUBS) to the end word (BEER) in the same number of steps as there are rungs on the Word Ladder. You must only change one letter at a time.

PUBS SUBS SUES SUER SEER BEER

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PISCES (February 20 - March 20)

PUBS SUBS SUES SEES BEES BEER

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.

1. SADZA (African porridge made of ground maize or millet),

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20)

Karlos Aguiñano Urkiola.

Born September 6, 1948 in Beasain Guipuzcoa, Karlos is a popular chef, cooking show host and television producer. His love for Basque cooking began at home as a child, when he would help his mother in the kitchen.

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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Asking too much of yourself is unrealistic. You need to pace yourself and make plans.

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1. Aboriginal terms: bunyip, nulla-nulla, sadza, woomera 2. Abbey buildings: cellarium, cloisters, garth, sacrum 3. Aircraft: aileron, elevator, fuselage, pistolet 4. Alchemy terms: arcantum, azoth, elixir, tuatara 5. Alphabets and writing systems: cuneiform, Cyrillic, diptera, kanji 6. American Indian terms: axon, hogan, papoose, sachem 7. Angels: anaglyph, seraphim, thrones, virtues 8. Archaeology terms: dolmen, frond, menhir, stele 9. Architectural terms: Majlis, Norman, Regency, Rococo 10. Armour: babbit, fauld, gorget, greave

(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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Which of the following four words in the lists below is the cuckoo-inthe-nest?

5. DIPTERA (genus of two-winged insects), 6. AXON (long

LIBRA (September 24 - October 23)

holiday property. Written to advise and guide would-be holiday home landlords on setting up and marketing a holiday home, it takes you through the whole process in easy practical steps and offers useful advice and expert tips. As well as advice on buying and equipping the property,

Holiday lets: how to get started is the definitive guide to letting your

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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WITH self-catering holidays gaining in popularity, holiday let owners have never had it so good and more and more people are considering owning and letting a holiday home. And this summer many will be browsing estate agents’ windows while on holiday, thinking about how they can get a slice of this increasingly profitable pie.

it provides useful tips on marketing your holiday let through online advertising, managing guests and bookings and tax, insurance and financial matters. With case studies, handy templates and all the latest regulations, Holiday lets: how to get started gives you all you need for a successful holiday let.

ron), 7. ANAGLYPH object carved in low relief), 8. FROND

WITH Diane Keaton as the leading lady, Darling Companion is a comedydrama film that revolves around the life of a couple who lose their beloved dog at the same time their marriage is being put to test. Beth (Keaton) is the wife of an ambitious and work-absorbed doctor named Joseph (Kevin Kline), and while their marriage deteriorates Beth’s relationship with her pet ‘Freeway’ and her children is strengthened. However, shortly after their daughter’s wedding, Joseph loses Freeway while on a walk, giving their marital issues a chance to surface.

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Across 1 Small laboratory with our work (6) 5 Search for water to put out the fire, one hears (5) 8 Quote the Church of England about it (4) 9 Order ale, but at riot (8) 10 Manager is hesitant but is the exact opposite (10) 13 Look at old boy over in summerhouse (6) 14 Possibly buries gems (6) 16 Selfish lover giving flowers to saint (10) 19 More of us play a game of golf (8) 21 Originate from Thailand (4) 22 Started to damage the skating area and take in liquid (5) 23 Vet show on television (6) Down 2 Enthusiastic prima donna on the way up (4) 3 Stayed too long at the fare? (7) 4 Schedule is not altered by the revolutions (9) 5 Spot the bad back (3) 6 Earnest writer spotted in the wilderness (5) 7 Involved ideal networks (8)

The clues are mixed, some clues are in Spanish and some are in English. Across 1 Sorpresas (9) 5 Lights (not darkness) (5) 7 Milk (5) 9 Después de (5) 10 Delante (5) 11 Circus (entertainment) (5) 12 Nickname (5) 14 Margarina (9)

Co d e B r e a ke r 11 Dines in with sailors who are late (9) 12 Hiding a Para? No Iʼd be fearful (8) 15 However, Sonnyʼs partner is a killer (7) 17 The Queen is dogged by an American soldier when the fabulous bird returns (5) 18 Dreadful ride (4) 20 Article in fine wood (3)

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC - Across: 1 Clutch, 5 Mutiny, 8 Esau, 9 Turnover, 10 Oilstone, 11 Else, 12 Igloos, 14 Chumps, 16 Reap, 18 Sombrero, 20 Sure-fire, 21 Zinc, 22 Bedsit, 23 Straps. Down: 2 Lasting, 3 Truss, 4 Hotdogs, 5 Merge, 6 Thoreau, 7 Noels, 13 Orpheus, 14 Campers, 15 Parsnip, 17 Elude, 18 Swift, 19 Razor.

QUICK Across 7 Garden flower (6) 8 In a foreign country (6) 9 Hairless (4) 10 Particular (8) 11 Moorland shrub (7) 13 At no time (5) 15 Convey (5) 17 Last course (7) 20 Hair problem (5,3) 21 See 2 Down 22 Containing salt (6) 23 Not wide (6)

Down 1 Handle (6) 2/21A Best clothes (4,4) 3 Burrowing rodent (7) 4 Army trainee (5) 5 Running shoes (8) 6 Large gully (6) 12 Wonderful (8) 14 Marriage ceremony (7) 16 Earnest request (6) 18 Area (6) 19 Postpone (5) 21 Uncommon (4)

QUICK - Across: 1 Summons, 4 Topic, 7 Scald, 9 Retains, 10 Absolve, 11 Lotus, 12 Nickel, 14 Madras, 18 Brass, 20 Measles, 22 Actress, 23 Dense, 24 Stray, 25 Dead end. Down: 1 Sustain, 2 Means, 3 Shriek, 4 Total, 5 Painter, 6 Costs, 8 Delve, 13 Chapter, 15 Award, 16 Suspend, 17 Amused, 18 Boars, 19 Seedy, 21 Lunge. ENGLISH - SPANISH Across: 1 Fregadero, 5 Tired, 7 Cinta, 9 Suave, 10 Noise, 11 Latas, 12 Reeds, 14 Insurance. Down: 1 Fat, 2 Addresses, 3 Encontrar, 4 Brake, 6 Roast, 8 Naipe, 9 Salad, 13 See.

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Down 1 Sun (3) 2 Embalse (9) 3 Atrocity (9) 4 Pan (5) 6 To make an appointment with (5) 8 Sky (5) 9 Wide (street, river, trousers) (5) 13 Deber (dinero, explicación, respeto) (3)

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Each number in the Code Breaker grid represents a different letter of the alphabet. In this week’s puzzle, 11 represents B and 2 represents Z, so fill in B every time the figure 11 appears and Z every time the figure 2 appears. Now, using your knowledge of the English language, work out which letters should go in the missing squares. As you discover the letters, fill in other squares with the same number in the main grid and the control grid.

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

Adhere Bitten Crater Dearly Dwells Enters Hearts Medals Neatly Raised RECALL(10) Reeled Rested Sickly Stayed Steeds Treaty Weeded Welled

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION about what we pretend to be. 1Island, 2 Shells, 3 Sender, 4 Billed, 5 Hinted, 6 Waters, 7 Felled, 8 Enters, 9 Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007) was an Reeled, 10 Fender, 11 Elders, 12 Cheers, 13 Render, 14 Hopped, 15 Resent , 16 American writer and humanist intellectual. Barely, 17 Oceans, 18 Steady, 19 Spears

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Flu could be spread earlier than thought FLU may spread long before symptoms appear. Doctors and nurses could unintentionally be infecting patients after being exposed to the bug, even if they feel healthy. Office workers could be passing flu to colleagues before they have even coughed or sneezed. This is what a study in ferrets by Britain’s leading flu expert, Professor John Oxford of the Queen Mary School of Medicine in London suggests. The aim is to back the case for more healthcare workers to be given the flu jab and later a universal vaccination programme. The ferrets were able to pass on the flu 24 hours after being infected with the virus, even though no symptoms were shown for another full day. The strain used was the same

TOO LATE: By the time coughing and sneezing symptoms come about, the virus may have already been passed on. one that caused the 2009 swine flu pandemic which reportedly

killed almost 300,000 people worldwide.

Electronic displays can affect sleep.

Sleepy gadgets BREAKTHROUGH: Early-stage sperm from human skin tissue could help thousands of infertile men.

Sperm from skin could help fertility EARLY-STAGE sperm has been successfully made from human skin tissue. Thousands of infertile men could be potentially helped by this technique. Using sperm ‘grown’ from slivers of their skin could allow them to father children

genetically their own. It could also lead to a ‘miracle pill’ to treat infertility. American scientists used a cocktail of chemicals to wind back the ‘biological clock’ in skin cells, turning them into ones with the chameleon-like powers

of embryonic stem cells. Critics argue it is wrong to meddle with the building blocks of life, warning of a future where babies are created entirely through artificial means. The technique is still many years away from use in clinics.

SLEEP problems can be caused by using an electronic gadget for two hours before bed. Teens are particularily susceptible, researchers from the Lighting Research Centre at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York (USA) found. They believe the displays cause melatonin suppression. Melatonin is the chemical that controls the body clock. The study shows a two-hour exposure to light from self-luminous electronic displays can suppress melatonin by about 22 per cent.


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Exercise helps risk of cancer EXERCISE 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 fitness regime.

Get the beauty bug essential for your skin THE good bacteria in one’s skin are essential for the immune system, just like it is for the gut. Upping them can also combat wrinkles, sagging and pigmentation, restoring your complexion’s youthful plumpness and glow, studies suggest. The beneficial bugs on the surface of the skin work to maintain moisture and radiance and fight the bad bacteria which cause redness, sensitivity, spots and other infections. Good bacteria penetrate the deeper levels to repair skin DNA and build wrinklepreventing collagen.

BENEFITS: Good bacteria can keep one’s skin youthful. This probiotic reduced cellular damage by up to 50 per cent, irritation by up to 35 per cent and activated cellular renewal by up to 70 per cent in lab tests.

Following these results many cosmetic companies are offering a host of ranges that contain ingredients to increase ‘beauty bacteria’.

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FLIP FLOPS: Figures show that a high number of hospital complaints were due to wearing flip flops.

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flop around. The Daily Mail ran an article stating exactly this and went on to say that “Figures show that 55,100 men and women went to hospital with flip-flop related complaints in 2002”! www.thebodyworksclinic.com If your child is allowed to wear trainers at school, these are Shoes must be comfortable straight excellent for their feet. They are away - if they need to be ‘broken in’ usually well designed and they are not the right shoes for incorporate advanced techniques your child or indeed yourself if you and materials to provide the foot are buying a new pair. Poorly fitted with a comfortable and hygienic shoes restrict your child’s feet and environment. can cause foot problems and For shoes, heels of any great deformities, so please make sure height should be avoided as there is that the shoes are the proper considerable evidence that raising the length, width, depth and shape for heel alters the mechanical relationyour individual child’s feet. Take ships in the human foot and could time to find a good shoe shop with deform your child’s growing bones. competent shoe fitters as they can Shoes should always be roomy help you select the right shoes. enough to allow space for growth and Have you been setting a good a finger’s width of growing room example over the summer? We all beyond the big toe is essential when love to wear sandals when the buying new shoes for children. weather is hot but have you or your If your child has or you suspect child been wearing flip-flops all that they have biomechanical day? Unless specifically made, flip- problems, get them seen by a flops allow the foot to do just that, Biomechanical Specialist as there are many simple and inexpensive remedies to help little problems before they develop into bigger problems. Any questions, contact Estelle Mitchell, your English Chartered Physiotherapist and your chance of surviving a bleed. Biomechanical and brain bleed and those The more people Musculoskeletal Specialist that live often face a smoked, the more at risk at The Bodyworks Health lifetime of disability. they were. Clinic on 952 883 151 or: While quitting reduces After giving up for at www.TheBodyworksClinic. the danger, heavy least five years, the risk com. smokers who give up are was reduced by 59 per still twice as much at risk cent, other than those as those who have never who smoked more than smoked. 20 a day. “To forestall More than 420 cases of tragic SAH events, our subarachnoid results call for more haemorrhage (SAH) global and vigorous between 2002 and 2004 efforts for people to stop were investigated by smoking,” stated Dr Chi Korean researchers and Kyung Kim, from Seoul compared with the same National Univerity number of people Hospital, in the Journal matched for age and sex of Neurology, that have not Neurosurgery and experienced a brain Psychiatry.

FTER enjoying a wonderful hot summer running around barefoot, playing in the sand and by the water, are your children complaining about having to wear school shoes? Could there be more to their complaint than having their feet enclosed in sensible shoes? Do they complain about having sore feet? Do they complain about their feet being tired? Do their legs ache or do they have pains in their knees, hips or back? Foot care is important at all ages, but never more so than with children. If a child’s feet do not get the necessary care and attention, they are going to be prone to many disorders later in life. Good foot care will keep your child’s feet healthy, will help prevent foot problems, will help to keep your child happy (less to complain about) and will help keep your child and the later adult healthy. The main purpose of shoes is to protect the feet. Shoes should be lightweight, flexible and made of natural or ‘breathable’ materials.

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CUTE: Give the dog a bone.

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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BEFORE bringing home your new dog, introduce your new pet to your resident pet in a neutral area like a park. 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 second 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 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; you will cause conflicts if you treat both dogs equally. Assess which dog is the dominant one, it is usually the older pet and act accordingly. The dominant dog generally should be first when greeting the owners, passing through a door or getting fed. But he shouldn’t mistreat the

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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 new pet in any way. 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-byside communicates to them that this is your house, and they will behave themselves here regardless of how they feel about each other. How can I get my cat and new dog used to each other? Put the new dog on a leash when he meets your cat. 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. If you feel it’s necessary, keep the leash on the dog so you can step on it to correct him midchase. Your cat will take a while to adjust to the newest member of the household. Help her by ensuring 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, like a tabletop or a strictly ‘nodoggy’ area. Keep the litter box out of your dog’s domain. Put the dog on a “down-stay” while you pet your cat; your cat will know she’s still loved, and your dog will realise the cat is not to be touched simply because you say so. 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. Open the door after a couple of weeks and let her decide how much she wants to interact with the dog. Keeping a happy household with more than one pet takes a lot of effort. Keep a baby gate across the door to the room so she can escape when things get too hectic. You may want to consider keeping her in her crate/carry case so the dog can sniff her and she will feel secure. Should I get help from a professional trainer? Don’t hesitate to seek professional assistance if you don’t feel capable of teaching your pets to get along. A professional trainer will implement methods to help your current pet cope with the new arrival. Well-trained pets adjust better to changes and are easier to control when conflicts arise. Contact your vet or a trainer immediately if any of your animals react aggressively. They will decide if you should try to keep everyone happy or make other living arrangements for the new dog. Keeping a happy household with more than one pet takes a lot of effort. Be alert and extra attentive while everyone’s getting used to each other and never let them forget who’s boss.


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IF you are looking for true traditionally prepared fish and chips look no further than the Crispy Cod. You will not be disappointed. Located on the Paseo Maritimo in Fuengirola close to the Hotel Pyramides, Crispy Cod was tipped as the best fish and chip shop on the Costa del Sol in the results of a survey published in the Daily Mirror naming five of the top chippies in the UK and abroad. Their unique restaurant and takeaway is a favourite of local residents and tourists alike, and they try to make your visit a memorable one by providing all customers with the same excellent standards of service and using only the best produce. They have a complete menu including cod, haddock and plaice to chicken, burgers, sausages and Pukka pies. All the food is prepared in the gleaming open kitchen and you can eat inside or on the weatherproof terrace with

VOTED BEST: According to the results of a Daily Mirror survey. peas. It was gorgeous, the fish was moist, meaty and full of good flavour, the meat came away in large flakes as you’d expect from an Icelandic cod. The deepgolden batter flaky rather than crumbly. The batter is one of the highlights - made from scratch to Crispy Cod’s own secret recipe, and the dry, crisp chips actually taste of Maris Pipers. Crispy Cod also have an online menu, www.crispycod.com. You can pre-order via telephone to takeaway which avoids you having to wait when they are busy. employed by British Telecom to They have a well promote their ‘Mars communicator’ stocked bar with lager at the UK National Space Centre in and cider on draught. Leicester, Sky channel TV requested At the Crispy Cod you an appearance to launch their can eat true, authentic biography channel, a film company fish and chips, not to be recorded a gig for inclusion in a film confused with the pre (DVD) about David Bowie, and real battered then frozen heights were scaled with a ‘fish’ presented by many performance at the utmost top of establishments. When what is affectionately known as ‘the hunger strikes and you Gherkin Building’ in the heart of feel like a true taste of London. home look no further For the next week he is appearing than the Crispy Cod. at various venues on the Costa del Sol and among the others at Paseo Maritimo Miraflores restaurant next Fuengirola Wednesday. 952 587 351

attractive views over the beach to the sea, which creates an informal, relaxed and friendly atmosphere for both diners in the restaurant and those waiting to take away. On my visit I chose the cod with chips and a portion of mushy

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Pete Nabarro as Neil Diamond PETE has been at the forefront of the tribute business for many years. His uncanny resemblance to Neil Diamond and his personal charm and charisma make for a great stage presence few can equal. Having travelled the world with his â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Diamond Experienceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Pete has honed his show to perfection. He is now based in Spain and can be Charm and charisma. see every Saturday at the Miraflores Restaurant near Riviera del Sol. He still travels on occasions but enjoys the Costa too much, to be away for long.


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Autumn sale in Cudeca shops BOTH Cudeca charity shops in Arroyo de la Miel and the El Palo shop in Málaga will hold their autumn sale from Monday September 10 until Saturday 22. All adult clothing and shoes will be on sale for €1. These bargains will only last a week, so get down to your nearest shop to support the Hospice. Funds raised from these charity shops help Cudeca to continue offering the cost-free special kind of caring to people suffering from advanced and noncurable illnesses and support to their families. For more information for shop addresses and telephone numbers, visit their website www.cudeca.org or call the Cudeca Centre on 952 564 910.

A free taste of Andalucian fare HUNDREDS of residents and visitors to Torremolinos have enjoyed the opportunity to sample local produce free. Floridito, sweet Muscatel, lemonade, a dash of strawberry syrup,

olives and pickled garlic were also there for the taking in the Plaza del Remo. They were handed out by the ‘Yo? Andaluz!’ association of local producers with the backing

Expensive food FOOD in the future is expected to be far more expensive due to a spike in prices caused by poor harvests and rising demand. The increase in maize, wheat and soya bean prices this summer is the third spike in the past five years. Though farmers have become more efficient, increasing their yields of land under production, this has been offset by two negative factors. These are policies in the US and the EU that divert large amounts of corn for biofuels and poor harvests caused by the weather, the Guardian newspaper reported. Over the next two decades there will be an extra 70 million mouths to feed each year, if the World Bank’s projections are accurate. This will result in a 50 per cent rise in demand for food by 2030, while at the same time there will be less land.

of Torremolinos town hall. The Muscatel was from Montilla (Cordoba), the lemonade from Sevilla and the strawberry syrup from Malaga. The garlic was grown in Alhaurin el Grande and the olives in Sevilla. “We want people inside and outside the region to discover and enjoy the quality and flavour of products that are 100 per cent Andaluz,” said association president, Bartolome Florido.

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El Jinete for great food and pleasant service at La Cala THIS is a gem of a restaurant with great food and pleasant service. A little off the beaten track, on the way to La Cala Golf, and fortunately unaffected by the recent terrible fires, this attractive restaurant enjoys beautiful views from its large, partially covered, terrace. Be it lunch or dinner this is an idyllic venue to enjoy good food. The restaurant itself is divided into sections of various sizes, offering smaller, more intimate dining areas. The menu is sumptuous with a large range of attractive starters such as a Gratin of Prawns and

A HIDDEN GEM: The restaurant is a little off the beaten track but worth finding. Salmon served with mash and dill sauce and delicious Argentinean meat pies. The large gleaming kitchen is complemented by a separate BBQ Grill area and offers such delights as Chargrilled Rabbit, Chicken or Pork and a range of steaks including a 400gr Entrecote and a fillet steak ‘Rossini’ served with Goose Liver and Tarragon and Mushroom Sauce. A variety of fish dishes are also available including Baked Salmon Fillets marinated in Herbs and Fillets of Sole with Prawns and Garlic Butter.

El Jinete offer a three course menu for €17 with a choice of five starters and main courses with choices like Spare Ribs, Grilled Lamb Chops or Chicken Kiev to name but a few. Desserts are not forgotten with choices like Homemade Apple Pie and Cheesecake with marinated berries on offer. Mondays, Thursday and Saturday nights are music nights with the coast’s most popular band Monkey Tennis on Mondays, Igor a popular saxophonist appearing on Thursday, and the very talented vocalist Paul

Anthony on Saturday. The wine list of El Jinete is quite extensive with a good house wine costing just €12 a bottle. El Jinete is a perfect venue for private parties and corporate events. Venta El Jinete is quite easy to find, heading out of La Cala towards the mountains, follow the signs for La Cala Golf and it’s on the right hand side of the road. There is plenty of parking space.

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Free summer concerts in Estepona plaza MANY expats along with Estepona Spanish locals regularly attend the six free concerts during summer Sunday evenings presented by Banda Municipal de Música de Estepona in the Plaza del Reloi. Amongst these, always to be seen sitting on the left hand side facing the band stand, is a large contingent from the International Club of Estepona. “Members of the club really appreciate these fabulous concerts, the Banda Municipal always performing an excellent and varied programme on each occasion and are so well turned out in their uniforms,” said member Terry Smith.

“It is a popular way to cool off after a hot day, watch the sun go down, and listen to the music. “After the concerts the plazas in the area suddenly fill up with concert goers refreshing themselves with a meal, drink or ice cream. “On the night of the last performance club members may have been heard singing an English translation of the Estepona Anthem. “At the end of this performance there was a short firework display. We are looking forward to next July when once again the Banda will perform.”


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Organic food is healthier but not necessarily better WHILE organic food contains fewer contaminants, there is little evidence that organic foods are more nutritious than

conventionally grown foods. Eating organic foods can reduce the likelihood of consuming pesticides and antibiotic-resistant bacteria, one of the most comprehensive studies to address the questions to date shows. Two-hundred-and-forty published studies of the nutrient and contaminant levels in organic and conventionally grown foods and studies of humans eating them were looked at by a team of researchers from Stanford University in COSTA DEL SOL SEPTEMBER 2012 The Queen of Country Music

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wrote in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Their analysis did find that conventional produce is 30 per cent more likely to be contaminated by pesticide. The risk of bacteria E.coli contamination was unrelated to farming methods, it was also found. Based on this result, people who do not wish to have exposure to any pesticide residues may prefer to choose organic foods for that reason.


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FUNDING: Some councils have expanded the number of trees along streets and in public parks.

Early autumn issues and coaching sessions Autumn talks and coaching AS said recently Dick is prepared to allocate a number of days to talks, question and answer sessions and coaching sessions in reader’s gardens during the autumn and next spring from Andalucia to Cataluña provided those requests a long way away can be grouped to make the travel involved more sensible. Already sessions in Malaga Province have been linked with sessions in Almeria and sessions in Castellon with others in Cataluña. If you and friends have an interest in a session or sessions do contact Dick before his allocated days are all taken up.

Falling palms Increasingly one is now hearing of more and more cases of palm trees falling and causing damage to properties, cars and people even when not yet affected by the palm weevil. So do check there is no movement of any palms you have, by having a couple of people put maximum pressure on the trunk from several angles while a third person checks for any movement from the vertical. Other palms have fallen because their trunks are seriously weakened by the hollowing out effects of fast munching weevil grubs. The other day we read that 10,000 Canary Island palms have now been affected by weevils in the three Valencian provinces alone.

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Replacement and additional trees 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.

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’.

Obtaining vegetable fruit and herb dryers Apologies, but Conasi where we purchased our driers have changed their email address from info @conasi.biz to info@conasi.eu. If you email them they can send you an article by us about how to use the driers in both English and Spanish. Running out of space so happy gardening until next week. Regarding availability of our books, on searching the internet we came across the internet bookshop of WHSmith. They are an alternative stockist to Amazon UK and Spain. (c) Clodagh and Dick Handscombe www.gardeninginspain.com September 2012


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Artificial grass has proven successful A MASSIVE THANK YOU from Jack and Tim of ARTI LAWN to all at EWN for all your help regarding the creative design of our first advertisement and compilation of the editorial in your 1415 issue. Jack said first impressions are always of paramount importance and you certainly presented us with an excellent first impression to your readers, the response has been massive, in fact overwhelming, this is Arti Lawn’s first advertising campaign here on the Costa Del Sol, and with your advice and support it has already proven successful!! Within seven days of that issue we have taken enquiries, quoted

and installed in the likes of the Ave It Bar, Benalmadena, in addition to those we have since successfully quoted with installation dates booked over the next few weeks. What a result!!! We were intending advertising elsewhere but that’s on the back burner for the time being. Tim added “not only has the advertisement proven successful it has also demonstrated the value and effectiveness of the advertorial/editorial as a powerful form of supportive and subliminal advertising. The Sunday following we had many people approach our stand at La Trocha Market, Coin commenting on our advertorial/editorial. Two in

particular, one saying that they had been told about Arti Lawn by a friend who had read about us in the EWN and another who said that having read the advertisement she completely revised her landscape design and booked us there and then to provide her with a quote and assist in the design of her garden. Following an enquiry from Jane, a Wedding Planner based in Benalmadena we are now providing a rental service for the likes of such, weddings or any other type of special occasions. Now that’s what I call advertising!! Bring on the next six weeks of Euro Weekly News and our advertising campaign.

Upcoming flower arranging demonstration THE Estepona Floral Art Club will be holding its next flower arranging demonstration at Tikitano Restaurant, Estepona, on Tuesday September 18 from 3.45pm-6pm. This is the first event in the new club year, and there will be two demonstrators; Elizabeth Rea and Ross McGookin from Northern Ireland. Elizabeth Rea is a national speaker and Ross McGookin is chairman of the Northern Ireland Group of Flower Arrangement Societies (NIGFAS). Their most recent achievement is gaining second place in the class ‘Nature Is Never Spent’ at this year’s National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS) National Show in Southport. Established more than 10 years ago, Estepona Floral Art Club is a very friendly club on the Costa del Sol, Spain with members and visitors from Nerja to Gibraltar. Once a month there is a flower arranging demonstration, where spectacular displays are created live on stage. There are workshops for those who would like to

learn practical skills, coffee mornings and special events. Members and visitors are most welcome to attend and do not need any prior knowledge of flowers or flower arranging to enjoy the club’s events. Members are of various nationalities, but all meetings are in English. For more information and photographs, please see the club’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/este ponafloralartclub. For Facebook users; to receive regular updates on the club’s activities and events click ‘like’. Alternatively, call Lesley on 610 950 810 or email esteponafloralartclub@hot mail.com to join the mailing list for the monthly newsletter.

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NE of the more frequent questions that I get asked relates to nursing care in Spanish state hospitals. Invariably, people believe that this does not exist or, if it does, that it is very restricted. At times, I have spoken to people who think that any nursing in a Spanish hospital has to be done by members of a patient’s family, who are also responsible for bringing food into the hospital. I am not certain where this misconception comes from but I suspect that it may derive from the fact that numerous members of Spanish families are invariably present in a ward when a member of their family is ill. I suspect this may give the impression that they are there to nurse and actively care for the patient concerned. Certainly, one of the endearing traits to Spanish hospital care is the freedom to have visitors whenever you want (unless you are in intensive care) and for those visitors to stay overnight as they so desire. I say ‘endearing’ with some trepidation, as having a noisy family around the bed next to you when you are feeling grim is not always a pleasure! In any event, let me confirm that you do get proper nursing in a Spanish state hospital and, along with it, meals and everything else you need. In fact, the care is pretty much identical to what you would expect in a UK hospital. This is important to know – particularly if you are thinking of moving

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to Spain (or even coming here on holiday). In fact, most people that I know who have had to use state health care in Spain have been impressed by the efficiency and service that they have received. On my part (in case you think I am writing from sheer hearsay!), I have personally tested everything from the local GP and his nurse right through to the ambulance service and intensive care. This was not, of course, so that I could write authoritatively on the subject of Spanish health care but because I had a nasty heart attack, whilst rock climbing a couple of years ago. As you can imagine, my heart attack resulted in an emergency pick up from a road side close to me (with all sirens blazing) and a rapid trip to A&E and then intensive care. There I stayed for a few

Nursing care in a Spanish state hospital is pretty much identical to what you would expect in a UK hospital. days before going into a normal ward, followed by the extensive after-care that I have received ever since. There are, of course, downsides to Spanish state health care and one of these (understandably) is that few medical staff can be relied upon to speak English. So, you can feel very vulnerable unless you speak Spanish, although even then you may find that your Spanish lacks the specific vocabulary to either understand or communicate properly. It is at times like this that you will almost certainly need a translator. However, I can honestly say that the treatment and nursing that I had in intensive care was nothing short of superb and was followed by more than adequate care when I was on the recovery ward. So, worry not, if you have been worrying about the type of care that you would receive – and whether, if something awful happened, you

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SKY-HIGH: easyJet says passengers prefer allocated seating.

ALLOCATED: Passengers will get set seats from November.

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ROM November, easyJet passengers will be allocated seats, rather than boarding to take pot luck at where they sit. This follows a six-month trial on 6,000 flights carrying more than 800,000 passengers. Passengers paying extra will still be able to select their seats, but those not choosing this option will be allocated a seat. Friends or family travelling on the same booking will be seated together wherever possible, says easyJet. Research among passengers this year

spellt out that more than 70 per cent wanted allocated seating rather than than easyJet’s current system. Carolyn McCall, Chief Executive of eastJet said: “Allocated seating gives all passengers the choice of selecting a seat. “"On trial flights the majority of passengers were simply allocated seats when they checked in. “Some passengers chose particular seats with best-selling seats usually those near the front, for those who wish to get off the aircraft quickly at their destinations, and exit row seats with their extra leg room.”

Allocated seating will continue on trial flights and the dates in the roll out across easyJet’s network are: Services to/from: November 13: Gatwick South, Luton, Stansted, Southend, Bristol and Glasgow November 20: Gatwick North, Milan Malpensa, Rome Fiumicino and Paris Charles de Gaulle November 27: Belfast, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Basel, Geneva, Lyon, Nice, Toulouse, Paris

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Antiques WANTED! All types of antiques, paintings, jewellery, watches, silver etc. Any condition. Immediate cash settlement. For more information call into Anthony´s Antiques and Jewellers shops, extensive premises at C/Ramon y Cajal 40, Fuengirola. Mobile 609 529 633. Telephone 952 588 795 (85364) ANTIQUES WANTED. Cash paid for furniture and smalls. Anything with age considered. Lamps, clocks, watches, paintings, bronzes, statues, silver & gold, instruments, tools, LPs & records. Anything decorative or unusual. Design furniture - 50’s, 60’s, 70’s & 80’s. Good quality modern furniture and bric-a-brac. Houses, gardens and garages cleared. For a prompt reply call 677 276 956 / 951 047 328 / email: winger den99@hotmail.com (204445)

Awnings ALL types of awnings & blinds, manual and motorised. See our main ad on page 87. Ace of Shades (101730) EXPRESS Toldos. Any Colour. Any size. Choice of patterns. Urbanisations catered for. Express ordering, Express delivery, Express fitting. 952 485 261 or 617 065 636. (204383)

UPHOLSTERY for boat cushions in fabric and leather, boat cover for sailing and motor boats. www.iris seegert.com phone 647 764 426

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Bath Repairs BATHOLOGIST. Specialist in repairing chipped baths or refurbishing old/worn baths. No mess or disruption. 952 467 754 / 657 959 436 (101382)

Blinds ACE OF SHADES - Vertical, Venetian, Roman, Roller, Wooden Blinds, Various colours available, also Black-out Blinds. Tel: 952 493 414 / 671 732 204 / aceofshadeslacala@hotmail.com (101730) BLINDS, awnings, mosquito screens, curtain rails, vast choice. All areas covered. Coast and inland. 655 825 931 (100103)

SOLAR BLINDS SOLAR BLINDS ES Ideal for large glazed areas to reflect heat / glare and stop furniture fading and still keep the view. SAVE HEAT IN THE WINTER TOO improve your living environment. So larblinds.es@gmail.com Telephone Ian 644 546 176 (98224)

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MIKANN BUILDING SERVICES. Extensions, kitchen / bathroom reforms. All maintenance/repairs. Carpentry, decking. Phone Mike on 605 269 066 / Phone Steve on 666 273 429

GET PUBLISHED on Amazon.com and other e-book websites from as little as £250 for a 50,000 word book. Contact Angela@eu ropeaxess.com (100158)

Building Services

CONCRETE Ozbuild specialist imprinted concrete. Reseals, brickwork, tiling, plastering, screeding. 10 years coast/campo. Competitive prices, quality finish. 952 426 074 / 606 745 920 www.ozbuildspain.com (101460) SWINGLES CASAS SL. For all your building needs. Visit www.swinglescasas.webs.com for more details or call 952 428 067 / 666 960 262 (88621) L.G.S CONSTRUCTION. All building work undertaken. New builds, extensions, reforms, driveways, slabbing, brickwork, internal & external tiling. Ground works & concrete specialists. All work guaranteed. For a free quote. Tel: 699 049 296 lightgaugesystems1@gmail. com (98076) PROFESSIONAL Building Services. All aspects of work undertaken. Fast, reliable service. References available. 952 492 681 / 606 143 829 (100143) DO RIGHT BUILDERS. 45 years Federation of Master Craftsmen, all aspects of work guaranteed. 639 014 237 (204344)

PLASTERING, rendering, dry lining, coving, suspended ceilings. Fitted kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms. All work guaranteed. 689 515 558 (96789) PLASTERING, RENDERING, Water damage. Tradesman, over 20 years experience, references available. Call: 618 776 864 (100417)

Business for Sale GUEST HOUSE for sale. 12 bedrooms, owner’s accommodation, fully licensed. Selling due to retirement. San Roque, Cadiz. 435,000 euros. Call 952 793 578 (100147)

Business Opp. GET PUBLISHED on Amazon and other e-reader websites and devices from as little as £200 for a 10,000 word book. Contact Angela@europeaxess .com (101643) FOR RENT: Office in Calahonda facing N340. 108m2. Suitable for an office, shop or warehouse. Tel: 696 206 698 (100152) FUENGIROLA - Bar/Restaurant for rent. Has opening licence , for any type of business, 100m2, C/ Maestra Angela Piazzo, 800 Euros negotiable. Tel : 626 248 132 or 634 402 659 (204318)

Buy & Sell POOL TABLES, Snooker Tables, Table Tennis Tables, Darts Tel: 666 933 726 www.spain pool.com (98424) CD’s, DVD’s, collections. Large or small. TC will buy them all. Tel. 652 072 600 (100177) SUPERPOOL est. 1985. Pool tables, boxing and mini-vending machines on profit share, also new/second hand domestic tables and accessories. Tel 629 530 233 - www.superpool spain.com (100403)

DAMP PROOFING DR DAMP leaking roofs, damp walls, all mould cured. All work guaranteed. Call 689 515 558 (96789)

PLASTERING PLASTERER. 20 years experience in the trade, clean, reliable and efficient, specialising from damp solutions to re skims. An excellent portfolio and references are always available. For a free quote or just some simple advice, call Darryl on 693 929 284 (97799) T1

Caravans PARKING, STORAGE & SALES. Caravans - Motorhomes - Boats - Cars and Vans etc. Short / long term - Safe & secure, drop off & collections. Excellent rates, discount for long term, 5 mins from Fuengirola. Established 25 years. www.eurodog .es / info@eurodog.es 679 786 669 / 606 101 807 (88614)

TIMBER Building SL has been a leader in a prefabricated market for the last 28 years with more than 5,500 happy customers. Ring for wooden houses, garden sheds, pergolas, reforms. 666 819 689 (101657) CASAS MOVILES EUROPA has an experience in the mobile home trade, all over Europe for the last 25 years. You can put your trust in us! Ring Jane now on 952 119 053 (101657)

Car Boot Sale HIPPODROMO Car Boot. Every Sunday. Sell your unwanted items or grab a bargain. 654 144 414 / 651 585 862 (204147)

Car Hire BOOK your Gibraltar/La Linea car hire online at www.brunoscar.com. Malaga and Gibraltar car hire with inclusive rates. Also cheap airport parking, Malaga. 952 891 415 (98017) T1 CAR HIRE long term from 300€/month. Short term from 70€/week. Delivery & airport service, call 607 334 610 (99401) NO FULL TANK CHARGE, delivery airport, coast and inland. www.rentacar3000.com Tel 639 682 081 or 952 490 692 (94677) CAR HIRE. Quality, legal cars from 70€ per week. Tel 658 031 285 (204167)

Car Transport www.cartransportunique.co m, Spain UK Spain, car transport, best rates, call 664 600 806, www.cartransportunique .com (99434)

Carpentry CARPENTER cabinet maker, Irish. Available for all types of property maintenance, plumbing, painting, electrical, kitchens and bathrooms renovated etc. 30 years experience. Very reliable. Tel: 952 441 955 / 677 087 575 (101611)

Catering PERSONAL CHEFS take the stress. PROFESSIONAL, FLEXIBLE, REASONABLE. Spanish cookingbreaks.com/personalchef-service.html or call Pam 671 176 653 (97779)

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Chimney Services APEX CHIMNEY SERVICES, professional sweeping, fault detection, smoke testing. Qualified, legal and fully insured. Tel: Bob 696 320 202 (95283)

Chiropractors CHIROPRACTIC Steiner Clinics. British trained, fully qualified, registered chiropractors. Specialists in back and neck pain, sciatica and sports injuries. Edif. Panorama 2a floor no 20 Marbella Torre Real, km 184 in front of Funny Beach, Coca Cola Can. For appointments call, Marbella 952 866 661, Estepona 952 798 296 (100457) MARBELLA Chiropractic. Free spinal check. Mark Lane, Australian trained, licensed chiropractor. C.C. Guadalmina. San Pedro de Alcantara. 952 880 398 www.marbellachiropractic .com

Classes

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WINDOW Cleaning, professional, established 12 years. Friendly, reliable service. Call Mike 670 765 742 (99341) UPHOLSTERY & CARPET CLEANING, including leather, thoroughly cleaned. 952 930 472 / 667 430 518. i n fo @ w w w. t h o r o u g h c l e a n spain.moonfruit.com (99410) L & B CLEANING services, no job too small, professional ladies. Tel 645 561 716 (204204) PROFESSIONAL cleaner / House keeper. Tel 633 461 951 (204205)

Computers COSTASYS computer support and maintenance. Home and office visits. Support Contracts, ADSL, Wireless, Antivirus, Networks, PC Repairs, Hardware and Software. www.costasys. com or call Steven 622 253 592 (89638) T1

Dance DANCE Classes. MODERN JIVE CLUB. Five fabulous venues along the coast, dancing every week. Visit: www.JiveS pain.com or call 635 717 211 (98090)

Domestic App Repairs DOMESTIC Appliance repairs washing machines, fridges, cookers, ovens, water heaters, gas/electric. Professionally repaired, Christian 608 337 497 (97989)

Drainage

UPHOLSTERY and steam cleaning sofas, carpets etc… JA Cleaning Services 626 357 955

For Sale

CARPET & UPHOLSTERY PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE WET OR DRY CLEAN, HONEST,RELIABLE SERVICE. PLEASE CALL 678 808 831 / 952 669 701 (101382) CONEJO CLEANING. All types including regular rentals and holiday lets. Most areas. 20 yrs on the coast. Wendy 635 630 370 / 952 964 407. See website for out of season specials!! www.conejocleaning.com (98030) TOTAL CLEANING SOLUTIONS. PROFESSIONAL AND EXPERIENCED CLEANING SERVICES FROM HOUSE CLEANS, CHANGEOVERS TO FULL COMMERCIAL CLEAN, INCLUDING BAR AND RESTAURANT KITCHENS. CALL 633 061 607 / 659 945 915 (95531) OVEN CLEANING, DOMESTIC, COMMERCIAL, COMPLETE FITTINGS. LET PROFESSIONAL DO HARD, DIRTY WORK, FROM 35€. 632 569 282 ovencleaning costadelsol.com (98222)

CURTAINS, black-out curtains, 30 colours, voiles, blinds, headboards, soft furnishings and upholstery. Complete Service. Mary 675 813 348 (99368)

Friendship CLEARFLOW DRAIN SERVICES. All drain problems solved. More than 25 years on the coast. Telephone 952 885 661 or 630 200 600 (98075) UNBLOCKED DRAINS. New Installation & Problem Solving. Professional Service Guaranteed. All Inclusive. Free Estimate! 690 049 011 (95493)

FIND LOVE IN THE SUN w w w. i w a n t 2 m e e t y o u . c o m . Browse for free Spain’s No 1 online dating site. Bringing ex-pats together. (100329)

Furniture

ELECTRICIAN 16th Edition BS7671 qualified, 24 years experience. Rewires, extra sockets, lights, fault finding etc. www.electriciancosta delsol.com Contact electri cian.in.spain@gmail.com. Call Ian 650 151 569

Entertainment PARTYTIME KARAOKE. Karaoke, Disco, Top Cabaret Artist, Affordable Entertainment, For Your Bar, Restaurant or Private Party www.party timekaraoke.moonfruit.com Tel: 699 767 451 (85885)

Fencing Services CHAINLINK FENCING erectors, general builders, really competitive prices. Free quotation, no job too big or small, very reliable. Tel: 655 218 466 (97757)

Floor Polishing POLISH your marble floor professionally at half price. 671 244 683 (95518) T1

PRIVATE Villas & Communities. Cleaning, gardening, fumigation, pruning, irrigation systems and much more … Free estimate! 951 088 826 (95493) GARDENER. TREES, HEDGES, PALMS PRUNED, LAWNS, FENCING, STRIMMING, GARDEN TIDIED, MAINTENANCE. STEVE 952 383 722 / 616 669 285 / 654 320 567 (100418) GARDENER for private homes, communities, tree pruning, pool maintenance, garden design. Specialist in water systems. Tel: 666 953 892 (100065)

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39€ / PALM PRUNING!!! General Tree Care. Dead Tree Removal. Free Quotes! 647 874 547 (95493) T1

FUMIGATION. LOCAL EXPERTS for all kinds of pests. General Garden Care. Free Quotation! 647 874 547 (95493) T1

Damp Proofing

ROOFS, WALLS, BASEMENTS. Without Damp nor Leaks. Your Local Specialists in Damp Proofing. Free Estimate! 690 049 011 (95493)

PROFESSIONAL GARDEN CARE. All inclusive. Cleaning. Pruning. Fumigation. And Much More … 647 874 547 (95493) T1

HANDYMAN & general maintenance. No job too small. 15 years on coast. Honest, trustworthy & reliable. Call Mark 675 382 808 (99445)

TREE SURGERY. Pruning and felling of all kinds of trees. Dead tree removal. Free Quotation!!! 692 960 142 (95493)

Curtains QUALITY hand finished curtains & soft furnishings, professionally qualified, contact Rachel 952 825 766 or visit www.curtain couturemarbella.com (99478)

Handyman

DO IT RIGHT. Marble floor polishing, 20 years experience. 639 014 237 (204345)

PC PROBLEMS solved! Error messages fixed, viruses removed. Hardware and software upgrades available. Also one-toone training. Experienced and reliable service, no callout charge. Paul 630 652 338 / 952 493 859 (99398)

Cleaning Services

EXPRESS Metalwork Services. Gates, grilles and rails. On site welding and repairs. Scissor gates. Stainless steel specialists. 952 485 261 , 617 065 636. www.express-steel.com (204384)

MARBLE FLOOR (2.50€/m2) WHY PAY MORE. WE CLEAN, CRYSTALLISE THEN POLISH TO HIGH GLOSS NON SLIP. PROFESSIONAL FAST SERVICE. COVER ALL COSTA DEL SOL. 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE, TEL: 671 244 683 (95517) T1

TONY’S MARBLE RESTORATION SERVICE. Marble and terrazo floors, professionally refurbished, quotations without obligation. +34 620 726 875 (98126)

COMPUTER HELPLINE. Desktop, laptops, upgraded, repaired. New and used supplied. Internet, Email problems solved. 952 564 274 / 677 702 501 (89597)

SECURE - IT . Manufactures of gates, railings, staircases, stainless steels, etc. You price it, we slice it. We’ll beat any genuine quote. Call for free estimates. 652 625 050 / 952 465 230 www.secureit-spain.com (98204)

MARBLE FLOORS polished. Fast service. Reliable, family run. TERRACOTTA CLEANED and sealed. Wooden floors treated. No job too small. Family run. Cleansol 10am - 10pm 7 days all areas. 952 930 861 / 607 610 578. Discount Code: EWN 1 CLEAN (204360)

29€/WEEK. Cleaning. Garden maintenance and more … 634 355 441 (95493)

SECOND HAND TOMS. In San Pedro. Furniture bought and sold. House clearances. Best prices paid. Tel: 951 136 531 / 615 404 405 (100053) ALL styles of furniture designed and made to measure,built-in or freestanding. Residential/Commercial. Portfolio available. 635 878 116 stuart_macg@hot mail.com (204127)

Gardening

LANDSCAPING ARCHITECTURE. Water features, computer design, all inclusive. Company established 1990. Free Quotation! 634 355 441 (95493) 30€ PALM CLEANING. Pruning & fumigation. Tree felling. No tree too tall. Free Quotation! 634 355 441 (95493)

IRRIGATION IRRIGATION SYSTEMS. New Installation and Problem Solving. General Gardening. Free Quotation! 647 874 547 (95493) T1

Gates

SAYAN MASSAGE. Your best traditional & tantric massage for ladies and gentlemen. 952 586 339 - 608 977 260 www. masajessayan.es (101307) ACRYLIC NAILS (Guaranteed not to lift) and beauty treatment. Mobile inland and also available in La Cala de Mijas. Call Caroline 633 092 098 (97772) WHEATGRASS Juice, flash frozen! Get Healthy, Stay Healthy! Anti Diabetes, Cancer & Ageing? www.ab solutejuice.net Tel: 699 199 805 (98161) DEDICATED female trainer, home/gym, self defense,swimming (infants, adults, pregnancies & rehabilitation) .687 245 399 Mercedes www.m2ctrain er.com (204057) PERFECT touch full body massage with magical hands. 620 934 782. (204073)

Hire Services MINI DIGGER with skilled operator, all areas covered 678 450 051 (98192) MINI digger and driver, self drive hire available, sand and stone delivery service 649 526 922 (98135)

Hot Tubs/Spas HOT TUBS, new, used, bought, sold, hired. Also move & repairs. 691 973 131 / 952 793 398 (93498)

Home Clearances WANTED FURNITURE & household items, houses, gardens, garages cleared, top prices paid, fast reliable service 639 229 607 / 649 977 723 (100416)

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www.euroweeklynews.com WANTED HOUSE CLEARANCE. We buy anything, best prices paid for your unwanted items. Call mobile 693 480 411 email annette.goddard@yahoo.co. uk (95519) Wanted house, garages, clearances. Fair prices paid. 617 543 315 (99412)

House Sitting

ABBEYGATE INSURANCE If you are renewing your policy or looking for new cover. Call us, as we are the only Insurance Company in Spain to offer protection on your no claims bonus. Call 952 893 380 (68259)

YOUR HOME SECURE from Burglars and Intruders during your Absence. Reference Available! 647 874 547 (95493)

ABBEYGATE INSURANCE Make the right choice and join the thousands of expatriates who have. We provide a friendly personal service, for all your Home, Motor, Health, Travel or Marine insurance. Call 952 893 380 (68259)

Insurance

HEALTH INSURANCE Competitive prices, English worded policies. Pay monthly or annually. All levels of Cover. Premiums from 25.00 euros a month. Tel: 956 795 453 Abbeygate Insurance (68259) ABBEYGATE INSURANCE Car insurance exclusive for expatriates, save up to 50%. Find out about our price pledge on UK plated cars. Home insurance from 50 euros. Tel: 952 893 380 (68259) EU INSURANCE DIRECT Extra Special Offers. Up to 50 euros cashback for car and home insurance (conditions apply) for new customers. For all your Insurance Needs and the Best Price and Best Cover in English, call Wendy on 952 830 843 / 676 098 464 email info@euinsurancedirect.com www.euinsurancedirect.com (97957)

HOSTING - Carrier grade data centre in Elviria, two diesel generators, multiple backbone symmetrical carrier-class connections, BGP4 routing, aircon, secure facilities. For dedicated housing or hostings with serious bandwidth and 99.99% uptime, We can host your servers and applications in our data centre in Elviria. Feel free to visit us to discuss your needs. 951 055 676 www.mercuryinternet.com (98184)

Interpreters PROFESSIONAL INTERPRETERS. All Major Languages. Literary. Legal. Technical. Scientific. 647 874 547 (95493)

Lawyers

Specialised cover for Expats living in Spain Travel Insurance International Health Insurance from 90€ per month

Home & Holiday Home Insurance

Home & Garden

LOCKSMITH Unlock doors, strong box/cars. Change security locks, emergencies, 24 hours, Marbella, 630 333 615 (204217)

Locksmith Auto CAR KEYS lost or need a spare? Keys cut & paired with car, car opening, car key & remotes. Specialist, call Ray 679 831 166 (93449)

Loans LOANS AVAILABLE on all types of paintings, jewellery, watches, silver etc. Any condition. Immediate cash settlement. For more information call into Anthony’s Antiques & Jewellers shops extensive premises at C/Ramon y Cajal 40, Fuengirola. Mobile 609 529 633. Tel: 952 588 795 (85364)

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Miscellaneous WOODY´S LOS BOLICHES. Greeting Cards, mail to and from the UK. Passport renewals and all adverts for Euro Weekly News – display or classified. Open 9.00-2.00PM (Sat 10.00 – 2.00PM) One street behind the Confortel, just off Plaza San Rafael, Los Boliches, on C/Poeta Salvador Rueda 93. (Passports Mon to Fri Only). Tel: 952 471 877 (95705)

WANT TO RELOCATE? We can transport your home and install on to a 12 month park from £4,995 . Annual site fees from €3000. Freephone: 0044 1782 90 80 70 (85143)

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MOBILITY SCOOTERS, electric wheelchairs, wheelchairs, walking frames etc for sale and hire. Delivered to home or hotel. Always a good selection of quality used scooters in stock with guarantee. e.g. used 4 wheel scooter, new batteries €350. Electric wheelchair can go into car €1,595. Rascal Eco 4 boot scooter €2,100 for €1,395. New wheelchairs from €250. Mobility scooter batteries supplied and fitted. For same day delivery phone 609 581 139. Mobility Scooters Direct. www.mobilityscootersdi rectspain.com (99298)

MOBILE HOME WOODEN HOUSE ? We buy & sell new and second hand units. Remove, level, repair, transport and build extensions. 30 years experience nationwide. Call us Casas Moviles Europa 952 119 053 (101657)

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SECURITY OF SPAIN – 24 HOUR LOCKSMITH – Lock/Safe opening service. Locks changed / upgraded. Contact Darren Telephone 636 770 865 w w w. s e c u r i tyo fs p a i n . c o m (98203) T3

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

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Mobile Homes

SANITAS. Affordable private medical insurance linked to B.U.P.A. Phone 952 383 127 or 670 217 272 (96805)

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COSTALOCKS 24/7, LOCKSMITH/ HOME SECURITY, NEW KEYS, KEYED ALIKE, WINDOWS SECURED, SAFES OPENED / INSTALLED, FREE HOME SECURITY CHECK, CALL Debby or Bob 952 660 233 / 667 668 673 CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED WWW. COSTALOCKS.COM (99468) T2

24 HOUR locksmith. Emergency opening of doors and safes, established since 1993. 617 921 824 (95422)

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Mortgages NEW purchase mortgages from 2.1% up to 100% LTV, resell mortgages 70% from 4.25% with LTV equity release up to 50% LTV. All status considered.. Tel: 951 272 084, 666 709 743 www.thefinancebureau.com (99475)

Mosquito Screens ACE OF SHADES - Unique in Andalucia, Roller, Sliding, Folding. Various colours available inc. wood effect. Tel: 952 493 414 / 671 732 204 / aceof shadeslacala@hotmail.com (101730)

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ARE YOU GETTING BIT TO S**T ? GET YOUR MOSSIE SCREENS MADE TO FIT. GARY 692 209 501 (100045)

LOCKSMITH emergency / Appointment. Doors opened without damage, locks changed, patio doors and windows secured, 24 hour honest, fast and reliable service. Call Paul 657 466 803 (83235) T1

THE MOSQUITO Screen Company. Screening the coast for 10 years. Quality products at affordable prices. 622 244 116 www.mosquitoscreenco.com (204121)

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www.euroweeklynews.com MOSQUITO SCREENS - Call Mosquito Nick - 647 072 861 / www.mosquitonick.ws (99349)

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CHIPS AWAY, Marbella, San Pedro. Tlf. 952 853 350. See advert on page 101. (99500) EXHAUSTS, Catalytic Converters etc. BIG Serving Guaranteed, if we can’t get it , we can make it ! All work is ITV approved. Tel : 675 377 994 or 722 256 556 (204061)

FOR SALE ROBERTSON CARS: If you want to sell your car, please e-mail us with the make, model, year and KMS and we will get back to you. Samantha and Gordon Robertson. 952 832 173 / 608 658 785 www.robertsoncars-spain.com CABRIO Automatic BMW 329CI stunning gold/beige leather, genuine 102,000kms (63,000 miles) with full service history, absolutely beautiful and drives like new, only 8,995€ Samantha and Gordon Robertson. 952 832 173 / 608 658 785 www.robert soncars-spain.com (99491) SELLING for a client, 1997 Mercedes E 290 Turbo Diesel, burgundy/black cloth, only 1,995€ Samantha and Gordon Robertson. 952 832 173 / 608 658 785 www.robertsoncars-spain.com PEUGEOT 308, 5 door, 1.4 VT.195. 2010 one private owner, only 17,000klm (12,000mls), bought and serviced main dealer Marbella, used only as second car, graphite grey, twin climate control, fantastic value at only 9,995€. 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 billbradycars.com (98211) IDEAL Costa car Citroen C-3 Exclusive 1.4 Inj 5 door 2005, one private owner only 69,000klm (48,000mls) with service history, climate control, cruise control, full electric pack, six CD changer and lots more and only 4,995€. 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 billbradycars.com (98211)

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952 83 21 73 608 658 785 www.robertsoncars-spain.com WWW.BENALCARS.COM Sports, prestige and 4x4’s. Always buying and selling. Telephone 661 351 877 (95435) THE GARAGE .Jaguar and Landrover main dealer diagnostics, without the dealer pricetag. Workshop 952 827 443 or Mobile 609 503 476 (99438)

CAR SERVICES MECHANIC workshop & mobile. All work undertaken. ITVs done. Reasonable rates. Prompt, reliable services 24/7. 620 020 232, 951 165 090 (97994) AUTOMATIC gearbox specialist. Transmatic. All models including classic cars, serviced, repaired and reconditioned. Also 4x4 transfer boxes and power steering. Call/fax 952 796 166 / 952 805 804. email: transmatic2005@ya hoo.com. www.transmatic.es (99449)

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JAGUAR XF Diesel 2.7 Premium luxury , Automatic 2008, only 48.000km. Bought from main dealer Marbella, Sat/Nav, parking sensors, front and rear memory seats to many extras to list , metallic silver black leather , this car has been garaged since new and immaculate condition. Sell at half price – only 29.995€ . Tel 952 838 842, 608 950 221 billbradycars.com (98211) VW Polo 1.4, 2010 5 door from lady owner, metallic black, climate control and full electric pack. A very scarce car, leaving Spain hence this low price 9,995€ 952 838 842 / 609 950 221 billbradycars.com (98211) SMART for two Automatic + Triptronic Sept 2011 with only 8,000klm. Sat/Nav, Bluetooth, I phone connection, metallic black, save a fortune on new price, yes its only 8,995€. 952 838 842 / 608 950 221 bill bradycars.com (98211) FORD FIESTA 1.25 Inj. 16V 2009 5 door (new shape) from lady owner bought from Ford Malaga and serviced by them. Parrots hands free for mobile, metallic silver looks and drives fantastic for only 7.995€ 952 838 842 608 950 221 billbrady cars.com (98211) AUTOMATIC/Diesel 4x4 Hyundai Tucson 2.0 CRDI.2005 from private owner, parking sensors, turquoise/tan leather, alloys, full electric pack, a very scarce Jeep and very, very clean, yes only 6,500 euros. 952 838 842 or 608 950 221 billbradycars.com

Costa del Sol NEED A CAR? - Can’t get credit? - Self employed? Why not “Rent to Own” your next car? - No loans, no credit checks. HispAuto.com 952 564 912 (98186) WANTED all cars. Any registration, runners or non runners. Embargos no problem. Call now, cash waiting. 687 049 592 or 622 156 022 (99453) 4x4 KIA Sorento 2003/4 2.5 CRDI EX from private owner (Spanish jeep), well maintained and drive great, metallic silver, wanting sell quick, hence this low price of 5,995€ 654 507 921 (98211) XC Volvo Estate automatic, Spanish plates, VGC, FSH, 11,500 euros. Tlf 676 393 938 (204306)

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Multiservices MULTISERVICES. General building & reforms. Painting, gardening, pool cleaning, all areas covered. Free Quotation! 647 874 547 (95493)

Painter/Decorator COCKROACHES, ANTS, insects, fleas, mice, rats, wasps, termite specialists. Fumigations, bars, restaurants, houses, etc. Sanitary department officially registered certificates. Guarantee. serving the coast since 1985. Only legal English owned pest control company on the coast. If you want the best then phone N.P.S. Nigel 606 008 940 (95515)

INSURANCE ABBEYGATE INSURANCE. No automatic annual increase on our Motor Insurance, renewal policies. Call 952 893 380 (68259)

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MOTOR INSURANCE. For the most competitive quotes in English call Linea Directa on 902 123 153, you could save as much as 30% and you can transfer your existing no claims bonus. Call Linea Directa on 902 123 153 for motor insurance with a human voice in English from Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm and save money now! (95302)

YOUNG DOMESTICATED cats rescued from the killing station need kind homes. Fully vaccinated and neutered, free of charge. We will also deliver to England for a donation to the charity. Please give one of these beautiful cats a home so we can save more from death. Can be seen without obligation at Cat and Dog World Kennels. Tel. 630 197 435 (93398)

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REPAIRS AUTO ELECTRICAL Specialist. Over 30 years experience. Cars, commercials & boats. Latest diagnostic equipment. Petrol / diesel fuel injection problems solved. No job too small. Tlf: 647 289 753 (99376)

REGISTRATION CAR TRANSFERS AND IMPORTS PROBLEMS WITH EMBARGOS ON ROAD TAX? SAME DAY COLLECTION OF PAPERS. ENGLISH SPEAKING. PLEASE CALL 633 271 274 (101382)

WANTED WANTED. CARS & JEEPS & camper vans for cash. All makes, LHD, any condition. 693 357 000 (96496)

CHIHUAHUA pedigree puppies with passport. All year round available. 952 112 870 / 654 285 667 (97945)

CHARITIES PROFESSIONAL HOUSE PAINTING and Decoration. Tidy Service Guaranteed. Free Estimate! References Available. 690 049 011 (95493) I F Y O U J U S T want the job done, then call the rest. But if you want it done right, then call the best. Sam, simply the best. 35 years experience, 17 years in Mijas. 952 666 025 / 629 546 128 (99300) PAINTER & DECORATOR. Lounges from 120€, bedrooms, halls 60€. Call Dennis, Calahonda. 670 774 527 (97987) PAINTER & DECORATOR. All aspects of work undertaken, references available. Tlf 654 193 472 (204305)

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CARS, VANS UK OR SPANISH BOUGHT FOR CASH. FREE COLLECTION IN SPAIN AND UK. PLEASE CALL 678 808 837 OR 952 669 701 (101382)

FINDING THAT OLD or forgotten UK pension could increase your retirement income. Contact richard@pensiontrac ing.com (89993)

CAR, VANS BOUGHT WITH OR WITHOUT PAPERS. CASH WAITING 678 808 837 (101382)

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SEPE the horse and donkey charity is open to the public week-ends from 10.00 to 5.00. Volunteers are much needed in all departments and are welcome at anytime. For our riding for the disabled classes, we are also in need of extra helpers. We are nationally registered by the Spanish Ministry of the Interior (164640) but only with your support can we give the equine a voice. If you can just commit to 2 or 3 euros a month it will really help make a difference. You can find us at Lauro Golf Equestrian Centre, Alqueria, Alhaurin de la Torre. Tel. 608 258 950 info@sepeonline.net www.sepeonline.net (93321)

PROFESSIONAL live music for any event. Weddings a speciality. Solo Spanish guitar to dance bands. Details David 687 627 434 (Not an Agent) (204219)

OPEL Frontera Sport, three door, canvas top, radio/CD, 4x4, MOT 2013, owner direct, good condition. 2,200 euros. 620 653 734 (204288)

BRITISH MOBILE MECHANICS. Fully qualified, home visits, reasonable prices and repairs for all cars. ITV’s 80€ we come to you 951 400 189 www.mbcmechan ics.com 695 913 592 (101500)

also needed for our many inmates! Vivien 639 991 079 (93320)

PEST CONTROL. Legal Full Certificates. British 952 449 591 Graham (see our module above) (97919) T1

ANCRAA – The Andalucian Giant Donkey sanctuary is open to the public every Sunday from 11.00am to 2.00pm, free of charge and needs volunteer helpers for all the Andalucian Giant Donkeys. The Sanctuary can be found by taking the N340 from Marbella/San Pedro towards Estepona and leaving at km164 (just after Agro Jardin Vivero Grande) Look for signs for Parque Botanico, about 3kms to Finca Los Pajaritos for the incredibly interesting, informative and educational few hours. Oh! Of course the donkeys do enjoy a cuddle!! You can also visit the web site www.ancraa.org or email marlene@ancraa.org Tel: 952 790 511 (93318) ADANA THE ANIMAL SHELTER IN ESTEPONA. We always need volunteers to walk and socialise with our dogs and help with cleaning. We also need good homes for our animals who you can see on www.adana.es. Kennels open every day 10-1.30, Camino de Casares, near Parque de los Pedregales, Estepona. (5 minutes from the Poligono) For more information call Marjorie 952 79 74 05 or 636 934 146 (93319) ACE CHARITY at El Refugio Kennels always needs volunteers to help with dog walking. Its good exercise, a couple of hours any morning of the week. Foster and permanent homes

At SOS Animal Refuge we have dogs, young and old looking for homes. Some of our dogs have been with us for some time and would love to find a cosy spot to curl up in and a knee on which to rest their heads. If you have room in your heart and home we would love to hear from you. We do not put our dogs to sleep - no matter how old, they are safe with us. For day to day needs and to pay for veterinary care, we much appreciate the support we receive. We desparately need items to sell on our market stall to help raise funds and are happy to come and collect. So if you are having a clear-out, please contact us on 665 682 919 or 605 227 155. If you would like to know more about rehoming, please call 653 257 875. Visit our website www.sos-animals.org or please phone Sandy on 952 385 923 or 666 814 056 if you would like to make a donation or help in any way. (93317) ARCH - THE ANDALUCIAN RESCUE CENTRE FOR HORSES WELCOMES VISITORS AND VOLUNTEERS TO THEIR STABLES ON SATURDAYS FROM 10 - 12 OR BY APPOINTMENT. COME AND HELP OUT, DROP YOUR CHILDREN OFF FOR THE KIDS CLUB ON A SATURDAY, OR SPONSOR OR ADOPT ONE OF OUR HORSES, DONKEYS OR MULES. WE ALWAYS NEED HELP WITH FUND RAISING TO LOOK AFTER THE ABANDONED AND ABUSED ANIMALS. OUR AIM IS TO RESCUE, REHABILITATE AND REHOME. WE ARE A SMALL FRIENDLY TEAM - WHY NOT JOIN US. FIND US IN ALHAURIN EL GRANDE, BEHIND THE VENTA MIRALMONTE ON THE ROAD FROM ALHAURIN TO COIN, (A404), URB. VIÑA BORREGO, FOLLOW THE YELLOW SIGNS. CHARITY REGISTERED WITH THE JUNTA DE ANDALUCIA NO 8448. WWW. HORSERESCUESPAIN.ORG INFO@HORSERESCUESPAIN.OR G ARCHRESCUE@YAHOO .CO.UK TEL:- 635 798 219 OR 656 935 613 OR 620 175 828 (93322)

KENNELS EURODOG Boarding Kennels and Cattery. Under new ownership, fully licensed and sanitary approved. Long/short term. Mijas Costa Tel 697 731 171 www.eurodogspain.com (89637) SPECIAL PROMOTION for new clients at Cat and Dog World Kennels. Dogs 10€ per day plus IVA. Tel: 952 112 978. www.cat-and-dog-world.com (97995)


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THE IRISH PLUMBER for all your plumbing requirements, all areas covered. 7 days, reasonable rates. 605 206 394 (97993)

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COOL KENNELS AND CATTERY. Air conditioned. Your pets lovingly cared for by English mother and daughter. Near Coin. LAGUNAKENNELS@hotmail.com Tel 952 112 021 / 606 838 983 (100345)

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

TECNOALUMINIO.COM, Kommerling brand. Direct manufacturers of PVC & aluminium windows and doors, awnings, blinds, insect screens, security glass, conservatories. Phone 952 805 267 / 672 066 710. Showroom (we are front Estepona Wednesday market) email: info@tecnoaluminio.com (204126)

PET-COURIERS.COM – If you love your pet try us first – we are the best. Door to door service throughout Europe. Specialised vehicles – bespoke service. Full legal service including documentation if required. For further information call or email us: Tel: (0034) 651 033 670 or (0034) 637 066 227. Email: info@pet-couriers.com or www.pet-couriers.com (95495) THE DOG MOVER. Licensed professional transporters. Two handlers, so dogs never alone. 680 781 699 / 0044 (0) 7875 947230. www.moveyourdog .com (89749) LOOK NO FURTHER FOR YOUR PET TRANSPORT. WE OFFER A SERVICE TO TRAVEL WITH OR WITHOUT YOUR PETS/FURNITURE. ALL PETS TRAVEL WITH US IN AIR CONDITIONED PEOPLE CARRIERS. CALL FOR PRICES. 952 596 213 / 665 150 227 WWW.SPAINUKSPAIN.COM (87192) PET TRANSPORTATION by air. Complete service from professional licensed kennels. 630 197 435 www.cat-and-dogworld.com (97995) ACCOMPANY your pets to their new home. Fully licensed pet transport service. Denise www.petchauffeur.eu 952 197 187 / 696 233 848 info@petchauffeur.eu (101721

Plumbing NEED a Qualified Plumber? No call-out charge. Call Vinny 662 682 220. www.costaplumber.es (100058) T1 RETIRED REGISTERED PLUMBER / DRIVER. Needs beer money, any job considered. Free advice, lowest rates. Chris 652 665 380 (93499) PLUMBER: Water heaters repaired, replaced same day. Full bathroom and kitchen reforms, previous work can be seen. References available. Mark Allan 608 454 778 / 952 937 244 (98029) LEAK detection using ultrasound technology, domestic leaks our speciality. Perfectos leak detection 951 047 399 / 622 939 151 (98195)

LA CALA HILLS. Spacious 3 bed, 2 bath apartment, 160m2, underground parking and storage, good outlook and ideally located for all amenities. Realistically priced at 259,000 euros. Call 647 379 427 for further info. (99419)

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NEED an administrative or computer job done, but don’t have the time or staff? Computer literate women, Dutch and English, can help. Content management, data entry, mailings, typing jobs, etc. Call Eva on 632 993 039 (204012)

PRIVATE DETECTIVE DETECTIVES PRIVATE, Entrellaves (1958), Marbella. All types investigations. www.en trellaves.es. 669 021 002 (98143)

Property for Sale WWW.INMOANDALUZ.COM. Bargain inland properties for all budgets. Tel 952 491 609 / 685 514 835 (100017) GREAT OPPORTUNITY. TORREBLANCA. Ideal detached villa offering two self contained separate levels - main upper level 3 beds/1 bath - lower level 1 bed/1 bath, ideal for rental or elderly person/teenager/guests. Large plot - private swimming pool and spacious garage - quiet residential area. Original asking price €299,500 - no agents fees, now €240,000. Viewing recommended - 647 647 629 (101501) BENALMADENA Torremar 4 bedroom 3 bathroom house. Large sunny terrace, parking, pool.140,000 euros 678 675 071 (204463) MARBELLA centre, first line beach. 3 beds, 3 baths. Suitable for cash buyer. Price €250,000. 671 244 683 (95518) BENALMADENA detached villa in Torremar. Full sea views. 3 bed, 2 baths, pool, garden, parking. Separate outbuilding. 299,999€. 647 585 490 (99457) PUERTO BANUS, private sale, four bedroomed townhouse, Condes de Iza, gated urbanisation, garage, two pools. 0044 (0)7801 427 884 (204462)

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EL SOTO DE MARBELLA (lowest priced apartment), large, immaculate two bedroom ground floor apartment fully furnished to a high standard with outstanding views. Prestigious development with own on-site restaurant, 9 hole golf course, gym, sauna, spa & tennis courts and set in an area of natural beauty. Final price 135,000 euros. Tel Paul 627 134 866 (92604) RIVIERA DEL SOL - LAS CABAÑAS. Drastic reduction, bank repossession, 3 beds, 2 bath, 1st line golf, Miraflores. 199,000€. Stand Inmobiliario. Tel: 626 489 292 info@stand marbella.com (204290) ALHAURIN de la TORRE, Sol Andalusi, spacious furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment. Large terrace, underground parking, storeroom, communal pool, gym, many more facilities. €215,000. Esme 678 457 784 (99448) BENALMADENA Costa. Townhouse, 3 bedroom, for sale, close to beach. www.casangela.co.uk (100157) PENTHOUSE Puerto Banus, 2 bedrooms, huge terrace, fantastic sea views, pool, parking. 360,000 euros 667 411 111 (99396) CLIENTS waiting for quality properties for sale and rent.Mijas Costa/La Cala / Mijas Golf.No obligation valuation.Extra low commission.952 494 362/687 283 153.(204160) BENALMADENA Arroyo 1 bed apt Corinto. Refurbished,pool garden,great rental location 69.000. 1 bed Piscis , sunny spectacular views, spacious rooms, parking 79.000. 630 817 715 or 0044 1214 777 898.(204158) PLOT OF LAND for sale, 20 minutes from La Cala de Mijas, approximately 500 square metres, with existing access to electric, water and cesspit. Perfect for caravan or static home for cheap living or holidays. Will be fully fenced when sold. Only 29,500€ all included. Tel 622 555 816, 690 667 603. (204268) THREE BEDROOMED finca, 12,000m2 of land, tree, Alhaurin Campo, 120,000 euros. Telephone 616 357 096 (204213)

Prop Management K1 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT. Free marketing. Key holding from 3€ per week to full management. Cleaning 7€ per hour, pools 15€. “Your investment is safe in our hands”. John 952 447 594 / 691 949 398. www.koneproperty.com (99452)

BENALMADENA long term rental: 3 bed townhouse, garden, parking, furnished, ideal location, only 200m to the beach. 600€ pcm. Tel: 951 247 066 (204275) EL CHAPARRAL - self contained apartment within villa grounds. Fully furnished, SKY, internet, singles only.No animals. 952 193 338/634 105 369 (204149)

BENALMADENA Costa. Large sunny 1 bedroom apartment, 69,000 euros, low maintenance, enclosed terrace ,close to beach & amenities. Tel 639 631 807 (97961)

STEFANIE’S KENNELS AND CATTERY, Estepona. Fully licensed, Junta approved, est. 1986. Viewing welcomed 952 790 943 w w w. s t e fa n i e s ke n n e l s . c o m (99331)

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Property Wanted WWW.INMOANDALUZ.COM. Inland property rentals. Long or short term, holidays. 952 491 609 / 685 514 835 (100017) MARBELLA centre, rooms to let. 671 244 683 (95518) FUENGIROLA, La Sierrazuela, Villa with pool, four bedrooms with separate apartment, three bedrooms. 639 014 237 (204346) Nr La Duqesa Port - 2 bed, 2 bath apartment. UK TV, garage, communal pool. 5 mins walk to beach. 400 euro per month. HaciendaGuadalupe - 3 bed, 2 bath apartment overlooking country. Communal pool, UK TV, underground parking. 500 euro per month. Tel: 678 307 622 (101254) LONG TERM rental, super prices, no commission, apartments, townhouses, villas, fincas. Coast and inland. Tlf. 679 111 522 (99425) www.costarents.com over 900 properties for long term rent 671 093 925 (100338) EXCELLENT country house in Alhaurin el Grande. The property is on 2 floors. Ground floor: front covered porch, entrance hall, 2 bedrooms, bathroom and garage. On the first floor is the fitted kitchen, utility room, living room with terrace and bedroom with ensuite. Extras: heating throughout the whole property, A/C in 2 bedrooms, fully fenced, automatic entrance gates, parking, put up swimming pool and amazing views. Semi furnished. Built: 180m2. Land 4,000m2 Price: 800€. TLF: 656 917 342 (REF AQ_F-788) (204315) COUNTRY house in Coin. Front porch, living room, fitted kitchen with utility room, 3 bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, 1 bathroom and terrace. Extras: A/C in the living room and bedrooms, parking area, vegetable plot, chicken pen and nice terrace with beautiful views. Built 90m2. Land: 3700m2. Price 600€ including bills. TLF: 656 917 342 (REF AQ_F-787) (204315) MARBELLA BANUS CENTRE. Apartment 2-3 bedrooms, pools, garage. Private garden. Tel: 34 637 439 222. bravoelezovic@ gmail.com (98124) cheaprentalscostadelsol.com. Inland and coast. Alhaurin, Coin, Cartama, Villafranco. Call Maddy 665 452 917. Call Trish 635 152 323 (99342) FUENGIROLA Centre, Edificio Sol-Playa, close to Hotel PYR, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom flat with two terraces and garage, second line from beach with seaview. Long term 600 euros per month. Tel: 607 614 730 (204464)

WANTED. To rent very long term. Penthouse 2/3 bedrooms, beach side of main road, San Pedro to Marbella. 120 square metres + terrace. Unfurnished/part furnished. 630 039 218 (204273)

Pumps WATERWELLS.ORG waterwell drilling, well pumps, irrigation, pump tests, pressure pumps. Waterwells.org / Sondein SL. Established on the coast since 1995. Web page www.water wells.org.uk. Enquiries in fo@waterwells.org.uk. 629 978 801 (Fax) 952 793 250 (98077)

Refrigeration REFRIGERATION/AIR CONDITIONING. Service and repairs. Fridges, bottle coolers, display cabinets. Same day 24 hr repair service. Tel. 627 769 969 (99451)

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SOUTH-AMERICA SPECIALIST. Combitrans Movers. 952 775 300 www.combitrans.es (204194) MOVING MATTERS SL – removals and storage. Local or to and from UK/Ireland/Portugal and across Europe. Over 16 years experience. For free quotation, telephone. 951 311 118. www.movingmatters.eu (100030) WWW.SPAINUKSPAIN.COM Vehicle leaving Spain on 9th / 19th / 28th of each month, returning 10th / 20th / 29th of each month. Prices from £90 per cubic metre. Cars £525, bikes £325, jetskis/boats from £525, dogs £395, cats £295. All animals travel with us in air conditioned people carriers. 952 596 213 / 665 150 227 (87192) MOVING BACK TO UK? Removal vehicle departing weekly throughout 2012. Excellent, professional service & great rates. Ring (0034) 665 089 244 or (0044) 01543 467 777 & see www.elite-european.com (93139) 15 CUBIC metre van returning to the UK 21st September. Space available. Tel. 639 928 090 (99280) MULTIMOVERS CdS, local, international and overseas removals and storage. 952 423 128 or visit www.multimovers. com (93474) THE MARBELLA Removal Company. Movers, packers, storers. Local, Europe, worldwide. Call Graham 636 555 519 www.shippingrus .com (97814) TRUCK leaving for the UK 12th September. Collections from UK arranged. Space available at discounted rates. Call: 678 643 727 (93125) INTERNATIONAL and European Removals. Expert removals worldwide. www. universalremovals.com. Tel: 951 247 834 (100499) MOVERS INTERNATIONAL EUROPE. Regular Spain - UK and Ireland Service. Competitive Rates, Insurance, Storage. 952 426 560 / 660 815 524 (99352)

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MAN AND VAN VAN AND MAN. Removals, clearances. Experienced and 100% reliable. 20€ per hr. Paul: 622 793 989 (97996) MANVAN REMOVALS 20 euros/hour, 3 vans available. House clearances. Storage from 10 euros/week. Telephone David 696 810 618 (89629) EUROPE / UK fortnightly, full or part load service. David 696 810 618 (89629) MAN & VAN Removals and transport, all areas covered 100% reliable 952 816 582 (100423) THE VAN MAN. Cheap and cheerful. 20 euros per hour. 677 251 025 (91628) A TO Z TRANSPORT. Costa del Sol based. Will travel to any European destination. Removals, deliveries, collections, etc. IKEA collections. No job too small, 30 years experience. From 25 euros per hour. Contact Billy 605 321 903 www.atoztransportand solutions.com (98196)

STORAGE REMOVAL BOXES Large, med, wardrobe, bubble wrap, tape, collect or delivered. Local and international removals also undertaken. 952 239 110 / 632 702 306 (44093)

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BRITANNIA SOUTHERN. Excellent range of quality packing materials on sale: boxes, bubble wrap, paper and tape. Tel: 952 470 707 www.southern.es (97960)

Rental Prop Wanted www.costarents.com properties urgently required for long term rent, clients waiting. 671 093 295 (100338)

Roller Shutters ACE OF SHADES - Security Shutters, various colours available inc. wood effect. For security and sun protection. Tel: 952 493 414 / 671 732 204 / aceof shadeslacala@hotmail.com

Services CARPENTRY CARPENTER cabinet maker, Irish. Available for all types of property maintenance, plumbing, painting, electrical, kitchens and bathrooms renovated etc. 30 years experience. Very reliable. Tel: 952 441 955 / 677 087 575

FURNITURE FRENCH POLISHING REPAIRS, restoration etc. restore your valuable furniture to its former glory. Tel 647 579 519 / 952 119 190 (86046)

WINDOW COIN WINDOWS Aluminium windows, Doors, PVC Blinds, Mosquito screens, Canopies, Glass Factory, shower screens, etc. All at village prices. Spanish owned business English 646 066 351 (100345)

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Sewing ALL STYLES Curtains, upholstery, soft furnishings and bean bags made to measure. Sensible prices. Also repairs / alterations. All areas. Call 672 800 887 or email judeinspain@hot mail.com (100047)

Sewing Machines SERVICE and repairs to all makes of sewing machines. Free estimates. Tlf: 695 373 982 (99359)

Situations Vacant ENGLISH Speaking? Opportunities Part/Full time. Tel: 952 660 858 or 660 641 913 patroys pain@gmail.com (204208) EXPERIENCED Telesales staff required for immediate start in Fuengirola. Full time and p a r t t i m e s h i f t s ava i l a b l e . COMPETITIVE RATES OF PAY fo r t h e r i g h t c a n d i d a t e s . Weekly paid. Please call Jenn i fe r o n 6 6 4 4 1 5 3 4 2 . (100044) NATIVE English teachers required for English Academy in Benalmadena. Tel: 666 215 125 LOOKING for extra income? Visit www.yourfinancialopportuni ty.net (100141) CARERS URGENTLY REQUIRED NOW! If you care, join our team of self-employed carers who work in the UK for 2-4 weeks at a time earning between £868 - £1,330 for a 2 week assignment. Good written/spoken English plus a British or EU Passport required. Contact Sandra Field on 658 965 204 or email s.field@consultuscare.com WISH Vacations Club, full training given, spiffs, high commissions paid weekly. Contract + basic. Dutch, French, German, English & Russian speakers. 952 477 064, Mob 602 504 290 (204266)

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Tarot Reading MR EDUARD. Spiritualist with 35 years experience, national and international healer, adviser. Call 952 824 446 / 626 502 803 (100114)

Therapists COUNSELLING LIFE COACHING: All addictions, depression, other problems. 23 years experience. Contact 634 369 414 (98065) PSYCHOLOGIST: Depression, panic attacks, hypnosis. Dr Frank Stahl. Tel: 609 503 021 (98067) HYPNOTHERAPY. List of treatments available at: www.hyp notherapycostadelsol.com or call 952 199 298 (98120)

Tiling TILING & REFORMATION. Bathrooms, kitchens. All areas covered. Tiling in general. Free estimate! 647 874 547 (95493)

advertise online FULL TIME Administration Staff Required. Mijas town based photographic agency requires a computer literate, energetic person to help with general office administration. Must be fluent in spoken and written English. Please email your CV to: jobs@arcangel-images.com (204097) NEW Partner wanted for real estate business in Marbella. Join us and upgrade from sales person to partner. Minimum 3 years experience, conditions negotiable, extra experience an added value. Confidentiality guaranteed. agentmarbella @gmail.com 603 122 840 (204342) ENGLISH teachers are required due to expansion of language school in Marbella for mid-September. Applicants should have minimum 1-2 years teaching experience, a CELTA qualification and speak some Spanish. Experience with Cambridge exams (PET/FCE7CAE) and teaching young learners necessary. Good salary, professional development and full contract offered. Send CV: gema@advancemar bella.com (204303) PART-TIME book-keeper/administrator, wanted for adventure company in BANUS. Email CV to Robert@dustdevils.net (204355) TELEPHONE Qualifiers required, full time. Positions available for telephone qualifiers in our new office in San Pedro. Weekly basic offered. Promotions available. Great hours and working atmosphere. Please send your CV to granthamilton@mail.com or call Grant on 675 192 765

MARKETING staff required for our new law firm. This is a face to face strategy with the potential to earn a month’s salary in two days + expenses. Contact us via our website: www.JaCogLaw.com or email info@JaCogLaw.com (204490) LIVE-IN Carer - cook, clean, shopping. Days off, 1.5 a week (not overnight). Board & lodging. Use of car/proof of driving licence. Four weeks holiday a year (no more than 2 weeks at a time - negotiable)/1 month notice for hols. €800 per month (negotiable). Proof of right to work. Conversant in Spanish / English speaking. Non-smoker. No pets without prior approval from us. References. Text (I’ll call you back). 0044 (0)7775 752 706 (204271)

Soft Furnishings CURTAINS, blinds, cushions and much more. Free estimates and home visits. Tel 657 369 343 or rosannacarmella@hot mail.com (85968)

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Sala 7-a-side tourney gets set for kick-off THE Sala Group is sponsoring the Campeonato de Europa InterAyuntamientos, a seven-a-side soccer tourney. Created to satisfy a need as well as to unite security forces with personnel from the town halls through sport, the tournament will be made up of four groups with four teams in each. The teams will be made up of 16-20 players. The match will be a seven-a-side game and involve more than 350 players, with matches held at Marpafut Stadium from September 17 - 22: Marbella Paradise of Football & Sports (MARPAFUT) Urb.La Quinta, Finca el Potril 29670 San Pedro de Alcántara (Málaga)

The teams consist of: • Sel. Ayto de Marbella & San Pedro de Alcántara • Policia Local Marbella • Policia de Gibraltar • Policia Nacional de Málaga Capital • Policia Nacional Cádiz • Policia Local San Roque • Sel. Bomberos Málaga • Policia Local de Guadalajara • Sel.Ayto Melilla • Sel. Policia Ceuta • Consulado Francés • Consulado Rumanía • Consorcio de Bomberos Málaga • Sel.Ayto.Estepona • Sel. Ayto Los Barrios • Policia Local Málaga To kick off this event Sala Group

will tomorrow (Friday) host a Press conference and presentation at La Sala Restaurant - Puerto Banús. The mayoress will be attending along with sponsors, and government and town hall officials: • Excma Sra. Alcaldesa de Marbella -Dña Mª Angeles Muñoz Uriol. • Teniente Alcalde de San Pedro de Alcántara - Sr. D. Miguel Troyano • Sr. Concejal de Bienestar Social D.Manuel Cardeñas • Sr.Concejal de Industría - D. José Eduardo Díaz • Sr.D. Rafael Mora- Jefe Policia local Marbella • Sr D. Ricardo del Río FernándezInspector Jefe Policia Local • Rafael Piña Troyano-Concejal OSP • Ricardo Juan López Weeden- Concejal PSOE The presentation will be held between 8pm-9pm.

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EXCITING GAME: A spectator with the scoreboard.

Big-hitting Mijas Cricket Club gain 18-run win MIJAS Cricket Club won an exciting game against Costa del Sol CC by 18 runs after winning the toss and deciding to bat first. Dave and Brian opened the batting scoring 20 and 48 respectively, CDS’ bowlers showing their class with Duncan Henshall (visiting from Kidsgrove CC in England) taking 3-31 and For more local sports for this area visit www.euroweeklyne ws.com/sports or scan this QR code

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Nick with a great 2-8 in only two overs. Bully (36 runs) and Paul (25 runs) took it to the bowlers for MCC before Morly (2-24) sent Bully back to the changing rooms while Jody’s caught and bowled took care of Paul. Newcomer Sean Thomas made a quick 19 with two massive sixes to announce his arrival before they were all out for 182. CDS, needing only 183 to win, were optimistic but with the openers falling for a combined 12 runs, things started to look bleak. Tony (12) and Morly (14) couldn’t find the boundaries and were bowled out by Paul and Brian. Jason made a hard fought 53 runs from the tight MCC bowling

eventually being bowled by Paul. Nick took up the challenge making 21 not out, Jody added 9 but was caught by Brian at midwicket. The last three in were obviously not as fast as Nick as all were run out after adding only three more runs, with the side all out for 164. At the end of this month The Cartama Oval will host the First inaugural Cricket Fest with teams from the UK competing against the locals. All are welcome, entry is free and there will be a raffle with the proceeds equally shared between cricket development on the Costa and Cudeca. www.sportsworldspain.co.u k or tim@sportsworld.co.uk


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www.euroweeklynews.com 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

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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 50over 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,

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