13 - 19 December 2012
Costa de Almería
Schoolchildren narrowly escape ceiling collapse FOUR-YEAR-OLDS at a school in Valencia were
forced to move to the library after their classroom ceiling collapsed. The president of the Cervantes Primary School reported that a part of the plaster from the ceiling fell on one of the desks, although at the time the children were hanging up their coats and no-one was injured.
SCANDINAVIAN PRESS Stories making headlines in Denmark, Norway and Sweden
MONEY LAUNDERING: €14m allegedly passed through Spanish company.
Spanish connection THE tax evasion network run by Chinese businessman Gao Ping allegedly laundered €14 million through the company of Spanish porn actor Nacho Vidal. The money was allegedly sent from the US to companies belonging to the network in China. ‘Vidal Production’ allegedly issued false invoices created by Nacho Vidal’s sister’s partner, according to the anti-corruption prosecutor, based on notations in a book found in the possession of Gao Ping’s wife. Vidal allegedly obtained commission amounting
Britons held in porn swoop TWO British residents of Alicante are amongst the 28 people arrested throughout Spain for their involvement with a network which recorded child abuse. A further 10 have been charged in the international operation codenamed ‘Espada’ which focused on a network based in Canada selling videos of child abuse. Nineteen boys have been rescued in Madrid and Alicante, although most of the abused minors, aged between 11 and 16, who appeared in the videos were from the Ukraine, Romania and Germany. Four of the detainees, including the two Britons, are accused of abusing the children. One of them had spent a year in prison in the UK for child abuse. A third person is an elderly ‘sexual tourist’ also arrested in Alicante, and the fourth, in Madrid, manages a cycling club and is accused of abusing 14 children.
to more than €180,000 which was paid into accounts in Andorra and not declared to the Spanish tax office. Gao Ping was remanded to prison following his arrest in the ‘Emperor’ operation, but has since been released due to a legal technicality. He left Villena prison in Alicante in a Mercedes. Another 11 people, arrested for their involvement in the network, were also released but have to appear in court every day and have had their passports confiscated.
Local weather for next 7 days ALMERIA TODAY AND TOMORROW
HUERCAL OVERA VELEZ RUBIO
GARRUCHA MOJACAR ALMERIA
Child abuse NORWAY – An Indian couple living in Oslo were sentenced to 18 and 15 months in jail (father and mother, respectively) for physical abuse of their six-year-old son.
Party over DENMARK – Organisers of the 30year-old Copenhagen Carnival announced it will not be held next year, as public funding was cut from €67,000 to €27,000.
SWEDEN – This year’s 13-metre tall straw Christmas goat in Gävle is being watched day and night by private security guards. Thirty-three goats have been burnt and another seven vandalised, since 1966.
SWEDEN – Two managers at a McDonald’s restaurant in Stockholm were suspended from their jobs after allegedly selling work permits to illegal foreign workers.
Alicante TODAY: CLEAR Fri - 18 9 C Sat - 22 13 Cl Sun - 22 11 Cl
C Cloud, Th Thunder
MAX 18C, MIN 12C Mon - 18 12 Cl Tues - 17 12 Cl Wed - 17 11 C
TODAY: SUNNY, Fri - 18 10 C Sat - 18 13 Cl Sun - 20 11 Cl
MAX 10C, MIN 1C Mon - 11 -3 Cl Tues - 11 -3 C Wed - 9 3 C
MAX 15C, MIN 7C Mon - 16 9 Cl Tues - 15 8 Cl Wed - 13 8 Cl
TODAY: SHOWERS, MAX 17C, MIN 9C Fri - 17 12 C Mon - 17 9 S Sat - 19 12 Cl Tues - 17 8 Cl Sun -19 9 S Wed - 17 8 Cl
MAX 20C, MIN 7C Mon - 19 10 Cl Tues - 19 9 Cl Wed - 18 8 Cl
TODAY: CLEAR, Fri - 18 8 C Sat - 21 12 Cl Sun - 21 9 Cl
Malaga MAX 18C, MIN 9C Mon - 16 10 Cl Tues - 16 9 Cl Wed - 14 8 C
Benidorm TODAY: CLEAR, Fri - 20 9 C Sat - 23 14 Cl Sun - 23 11 Cl
TODAY: CLEAR Fri - 12 7 Sh Sat - 14 10 Sh Sun - 13 -5 Sh
Barcelona TODAY: SHOWERS Fri - 16 8 C Sat - 18 12 Cl Sun - 19 10 Cl
MAX 18C, MIN 7C Mon - 18 9 Cl Tues - 18 8 Cl Wed - 17 8 Cl
Almeria TODAY: CLEAR Fri - 18 12 C Sat - 21 13 Cl Sun - 19 12 S
MAX 18C, MIN 5C Mon - 18 8 Cl Tues - 17 7 Cl Wed - 17 6 Cl
Sex affair NORWAY – State Secretary Roger Ingebrigtsens resigned after reportedly having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old member of the Labour Party.
Poker shot DENMARK – Danish poker champion Theo Jørgensen was robbed in his home in Copenhagen after being shot three times in one leg by three assailants.
Published on Dec 12, 2012
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