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Calpe’s kindest cuts CALPE Town Hall is to lower the local IBI rates by 25 per cent. The council will cut rates by 10 per cent in 2014, followed by a 7.5 per cent reduction in 2015 and 2016. The reductions have followed protests from residents who have seen their IBI bills increase by 37.5 per cent in the last two years. Despite the cuts, the town hall will remain within budget expectations imposed by the central government in Madrid. This is possible because Calpe Town Hall is “competitive, solvent and trusted by residents, businesses and the bodies that work with us,” explained the mayor, Cesar Sanchez.

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In case of the unexpected TWELVE PER CENT of women of childbearing age in the Valencia Community have taken the ‘morning after’ pill. Andalucia, with 16.7 per cent, has the highest proportion.

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Crime office stays BENIDORM’S Servicio de Atencion al Turista Extranjero (SATE) office will not close this winter. The office located in the Torrejon municipal offices gives personal assistance to tourists who have been victims of crime. It opened last May and there have been repeated calls for it to remain open this winter.

There are no language problems as staff speak English and most European languages including Russian. The service provided by National Police and tourist office staff offers practical aid when crime victims most need it. There is help with filing a police report and they can also contact

relatives or friends at home and attend to vital formalities like cancelling credit cards. The SATE office was due to close for the winter earlier this week, but Benidorm’s police chief Juan Carlos Hernandez confirmed that it will remain open. A winter timetable has been adopted, with the office open each weekday morning.

VILLENA Town Hall is banning circuses with wild animals. This could be the first step towards banning bullfights, the PP opposition party has claimed.


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SIERRA HELADA: Strolling, not toiling.

Take a walk on the wild side

ALFAZ DEL PI has approved a motion to re-zone land adjoining the Sierra Helada national park. The decision adheres to the new General Urban Development Plan (PGOU), said town hall spokesman, Toni Such, which proposes to increase protected areas. Alfaz and Benidorm Town Halls are organising four

guided tours for residents and tourists wanting to know more about the national park. Located in the Sierra Helada, the mini-mountain range separating Albir and Benidorm is one of the Marina Baja’s most important protected areas. The first tour, on October 20, follows the Ruta de los Atajadores.

This route was taken centuries ago by sentinels who patrolled the crest of the sierra from the Bombarda tower in Albir to the Caletes tower in Benidorm. For more information, contact the Culture and Heritage departments at Alfaz and Benidorm Town Halls.

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NEWS Modest means FORMER CAM bank director general Roberto Lopez Abad faces charges in three of the four criminal investigations into the nationalised bank. He did not authorise exorbitant expenses, he has claimed.

Meal tickets ONLY families earning below €393 per head will receive the full €3.94 school lunch subvention. They must still pay the daily difference between the €4.25 cost and the €3.94 subsidy.

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Two suitors for InTempo A SAUDI and a Chinese showdown is brewing over Benidorm’s InTempo building. The European Union’s tallest residential tower block is practically finished but deep in debt, with 70 cent of its 269 apartments still unsold. A €93 million loan to developers Olga Urbana was acquired by Spain’s ‘bad bank’ Sareb. Now the Saudi Arabian

group, Al Dhowayan, is reportedly willing to take on the debt and the building for €130 million. So far, so good, but Olga Urbana administrator Isidro Bononat has signed an option-to-buy contract with a Hong Kong firm, White Pearl Limited. This stymies any move to sell to the Saudis by the president of Olga Urbana, Jose Ignacio de la Serna. The Saudi group has allegedly visited the Sareb offices to

negotiate the sale, sources claimed. Only Sareb knows whether or not this is correct and Sareb isn’t saying. Meanwhile, the building at the heart of the conflict - all 55 storeys of it - is a serious contender for the 2014 FIB ‘Outstanding Concrete Structure’ award. The winner will be announced in Mumbai, India, next February.

Sweet figures CHOCOLATES VALOR, Villajoyosa’s principal chocolate manufacturer, increased turnover by 8.2 per cent to €76.1 million last year. It exports to 50 countries including the US, China and the Emirates.

EU help BRUSSELS has sent 330,000 kilos of basic foodstuffs to Alicante’s Food Bank. It will go to 250 provincial charities for distribution amongst 42,600 disadvantaged families.

Stick together MARRIAGE break-ups in the Valencian Community fell by 25 per cent over the last five years. The economic crisis makes it harder for couples to live independently, experts explained.

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ALICANTE PORT sends 5,000 tons of scrap metal abroad each month. It goes mainly to Turkey, where there is a building boom, and Portugal which has a strong iron-foundry industry.

THE SUP police union has criticised the Interior Ministry’s failure to honour four Benidorm policemen. They deserve recognition for saving a baby’s life on two separate occasions, a spokesman said.

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Statue of Saint Francis in St John Lateran Square, Rome, Italy.

FRIENDS indeed! Animals take centre stage all round world

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NIMAL-LOVERS from all round the world, including Spain will be celebrating tomorrow (Friday). It started in Florence, Italy, in 1931 at a convention of ecologists, and celebrates animal life in all its forms. Special events are held all over the globe, including Spain. The date was chosen because it is the feast day of Francis of Assisi, a nature-lover who was named patron saint of animals and the environment. Numerous churches throughout the world observe the Sunday closest to October 4 with a Blessing of Animals.

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Chinese puzzle TWO Guardia Civil officers were amongst five people arrested in Valencia City. They are accused of helping Asians smuggle up to €500,000 out of Spain each month.

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There is no money and we have to make choices’ Minister of Taxes and Public Administration, Cristobal Montoro, referring to the 2014 General State Budget, 53 per cent of which he said is for social expenses (housing, pensions, unemployment, etc).

Despite its Christian origins, World Animal Day transcends religious divides. It is observed by animallovers of all beliefs, nationalities and backgrounds. Animal blessings are held in churches, synagogues, and by independent chaplains in parks and fields. Animal rescue shelters hold fundraising events, wildlife groups organise activities, schools undertake animal-related projects and people donate to animal charities or pledge to sponsor a shelter animal. Although celebrations are held in Spain, here it is more common to hold blessings for animals to mark the festivity of San Anton (Saint Anthony of Egypt) as he is the protector of animals, on January 17. Throughout the country, young and old will take their dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, turtles, hamsters, goats, iguanas and even snakes to be blessed, normally by the local priests.

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million will be paid by the Government to the Spanish Royal Family in 2014 according to the General State Budget. This is 2 per cent less than in 2013 and means it is the fourth year running that the budget has been reduced.

ANTONI MIRO will sue Gandia if his ‘25 d’Abril 1707’ sculpture is removed from the town’s principal roundabout. The town’s mayor intends to replace it with the word ‘Gandia’.

Walled-off JAVEA residents want the restored and artificiallyraised remains of the town walls removed from Avenida Principe de Asturias. They endanger passers-by and obstruct access to homes, they claimed.

Surprise packet THREE Spanish men have been arrested in Novelda. A search of their vehicle revealed 327 metres of copper cable and 15 bunches of grapes whose presence they could not account for.

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Hooligan caught A 14-YEAR-OLD was detained in Alicante City for throwing stones at a tram. Plainclothes police had kept watch after a tram was stoned two days earlier at the same spot.

Swap offer DENIA Town Hall wants to exchange municipal land near the courthouses for the former Health Centre plot. A public plaza or garden is planned, not another building, as originally suggested.

Better late... CARLOS FABRA, former president of Castellon’s provincial government is finally standing trial on corruption charges. The case has taken 10 years to reach court and involved nine different examining judges.

Staff cuts VILLAJOYOSA Town Hall will receive €2.3 million from the central government’s fund to pay suppliers. Economy measures will include an annual saving of €400,000 on staff wages.

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Fire hydrant survey sets the standard AROUND 100 of Javea’s 465 fire hydrants do not work. Members of the Civil Protection unit have inspected every one of the points where water should be available in the event of fire. The volunteers have used this information to compile a map giving the location of each hydrant and

details of its type and water pressure. The map has not only been passed on to Javea Town Hall but also made available to all branches of the emergency services. Javea covers an area of 68 square kilometres and the map was a task that required “years, not months,” according to Javea’s

Civil Protection co-ordinator Juan Pastor. The unit has done a grand job by setting an example that should be followed nationwide, said the area’s fire chief, Jose Melenchon. It is also essential to ensure that hydrants are well-distributed, without too many in some area and too few in others, he added.

Many happy returns! ISABEL BLANES ABAD recently celebrated her birthday in Campello. A birthday is always special, but the lunch party at a Campello restaurant was even more special because Isabel Blanes is now 104 years old. She was born in Alcoy in 1909 and worked as a seamstress but now lives with her daughter in Campello, where she is the oldest resident.

BIRTHDAY PARTY: Isabel with her family, Campello Mayor Juanjo Berenguer and Councillor Maria Camara.

NEWS Disappointing spring for ice-cream makers ICE-CREAM sales dropped by 3 per cent this year. The season got off to a slow start with a rainy spring and a chilly June, said Jose Luis Gisbert, president of the national association of ice-cream manufacturers, Anhcea. It has 400 members nationwide, although the majority are based in Jijona and Ibi. Turnover fell by 30 per cent between March and June, Gisbert explained, although July, August and September compensated for poor earlier sales. Takings are expected to reach approximately €250 million between March 19, when the season begins, and October 12 when it finishes. Although the final figures have yet to be analysed, Anhcea expects an overall 3 per cent reduction, Gisbert said.

Castedo bites the bullet on government bailout ALICANTE Mayor Sonia Castedo has requested help from the government fund for paying suppliers. The city hall has

accumulated around €27 million in unpaid bills but in exchange for the bailout that allows Castedo to pay them, the council will have to

follow strict guidelines laid down by the tax authority. Local taxes will inevitably increase and expenditure diminish. The plenary meeting

when the motion was approved had to be held behind closed doors after protesting municipal workers were ejected from the public gallery.

Opposition groups accused Castedo of taking on a mortgage that the city’s residents will have to pay for the next 10 years.


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Keeping an eye on Denia beaches LOCAL POLICE received 47 official complaints regarding animals on Denia beaches this summer. Practically all referred to dogs, said Public Safety Councillor Javier Ygarza. A special Local Police service was

assigned to the beaches from midJune until mid-September. The 12officer unit had an allocation of a boat, two quads, an off-road vehicle and two bicycles. They were called on to take action on 177 occasions for infractions that

ranged from unauthorised vending to illegally-parked caravans. Close watch was kept on the protected area of the Cabo de San Antonio marine reserve, with Local Police having to intervene on 28 occasions.

PRIVILEGED: A Costa Blanca winter is like summer anywhere else.

Pensioners keep things ticking over

THE Costa Blanca low season has another mainstay besides the ever-faithful British. They are Spanish pensioners on statesubsidised holidays. The Imserso scheme is feeling the effects of the central government’s spending cuts but many Costa Blanca hotels will stay open this winter thanks to the pensioners. Nevertheless, hoteliers receive just ₏20 per person per night, a charge that has not

altered in the last 10 years. No-one would deny that the clients get the better part of the deal, with hotels in Benidorm, Alfaz, Calpe, Javea, Finestrat and Guardamar offering the cheapest Imserso deals in the country. Pensioners living in Central or Northern Spain where central heating is a must during the winter can actually save by going away, they admit.

Bunnies bug AVE high-speed line RABBITS are colonising the Valencia-Madrid AVE track in the Utiel-Requena area.

Crane threat A CRANE still in place on an abandoned sixstorey block of 80 apartments in Relleu is causing concern. The town hall opposition party is calling for something to be done as it represents a danger to the public.

They are breeding unchecked because there is a hunting ban in the areas that adjoin the high speed line. There is also plenty of food for them in this wine-growing district. The rabbits are endangering the AVE line by hollowing out cuttings and embankments for burrows. The line is already fenced off, but close-knit netting will be installed on an experimental basis to deter rabbits, the Environment Department has said.

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Fruity honour ALICANTE bullfighter Jose Maria Manzanares is this season’s sponsor for Elche pomegranates. He opened the campaign by cutting the season’s first pomegranate.

Chain reaction GOOGLE, IKEA and Mercadona are Spain’s best-regarded brands, a survey found. Mercadona was also named as one of the country’s cheapest chains by the OCU consumers’ association.

Drinking habits SIXTY-FIVE per cent of Alicante University students drink alcohol each week. Half drink beer daily while another 50 per cent preferred carbonated soft drinks to natural products.

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Database to foil the Altea bicycle thieves ALTEA residents will soon be able to register their bicycles on a

Local Police database. The local town hall has signed

an agreement with the Ciudades por la Bicicleta network to participate in the ‘Biciregistro’ scheme. This assists residents in identifying and reclaiming bicycles that have been lost or stolen. Cyclists wanting to register their bicycles should access the www.biciregistro.es website and upload a photograph of their ZUMBATHON: More than 100 enthusiasts took part in fundraising for Akira. bicycle. They will later receive a sticker from the OAC citizens’ services office. THE Akira animal charity raised €2,500 part in the marathon that began at Registering in this 10.30am and continued until 1pm. with a ‘zumbathon’ in Moraira. way both safeguards The event on the Castillo de Moraria Zumba is a dance fitness programme bicycles and has been combining dance and aerobics with esplanade was organised by Kimberly shown to reduce the choreography that also incorporates Harrison of Zumba Costa Blanca and number of thefts, martial arts moves. Akira, the Teulada-Moraira and Benissa town hall sources More than 100 zumba enthusiasts took animal protection association. said.

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NEWS Tribute to victims of terrorism ALFAZ DEL PI will dedicate a street to those who have died through terrorism. The decision was prompted by a written request from Angeles Pedraza, President of the Victims of Terrorism Association (AVT). The street inscription will read: ‘Alfaz del Pi for peace, and in memory of the victims of terrorism’. “Alfaz has always embodied an open, integrated municipality where all cultures, nationalities and races live side by side in perfect harmony,” Pedraza said. “Each street, each monument, each park dedicated to the victims of terrorism is a homage that will endure forever,” the president wrote in his letter to the town hall.


NEWS New school promise GASPAROT school in Villajoyosa is one of 14 new state schools promised by the regional government. Regional President Alberto Fabra reiterated the regional government’s commitment to replacing the prefabricated facilities in some schools with permanent buildings. Gasparot has been housed in prefab classes for almost seven years. Two other state schools – Colegio Doctor Esquerdo and the Marcos Zaragoza institute – are also waiting to move out of prefabs. The Gasparot centre is the furthest advanced in terms of administrative and development formalities and will therefore be given priority, the town hall announced.

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Paedophile wants to stay in Spain CONVICTED paedophile Daniel Galvan is fighting extradition to Morocco. Galvan, who is 65, was included by mistake amongst Spanish prisoners pardoned by Morocco’s king, Mohamed VI. He still had 27 years of

his 30-year sentence to serve. Iraqi-born Galvan was arrested in Murcia shortly after the mix-up came to light. The royal pardon was revoked and Galvan remanded in custody owing to the gravity of his crimes and the likelihood that he would abscond. He obtained Spanish nationality through marriage but is now divorced and had no roots in Spain, the courts ruled. A 23-YEAR-OLD has been arrested in Alcoy and Galvan has since been charged with deliberately starting forest fires in accused by a Torrevieja July. man of abusing his He was allegedly responsible for three fires underage daughter in 2004. affecting the Camino Verde path used by hikers Galvan was living there at and cyclists and the area adjoining the Alcoyano the time and worked as a team’s football pitch. The Colonia Aviacion Guardia Civil translator but neighbourhood was also threatened and homes denied the charges when had to be evacuated. questioned by a Torrevieja Firefighting helicopters and hydroplanes had to judge last August. be mobilised to help firemen control the blaze. Following his refusal to Despite the arrest, the investigation remains return to Morocco, Galvan’s open. Other local youths were known to be case has been referred present when the accused started the fires and to the Penal High Court in more arrests are likely, revealed National Police Madrid to decide on the sources in Alcoy. next course of action.

Summer arsonist arrested in Alcoy

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At last! Bypass work is set to recommence Building of Benissa’s N332 bypass will start again next year

WORK on Benissa’s N332 bypass will recommence next year. The central government is releasing funds for the road, the region’s president Alberto Fabra recently told the regional

parliament. The N332 is Spain’s only national highway with bypasses still pending. It carries heavy traffic year round and is saturated throughout the high season.

Woman jailed for attempted murder AN attempted revenge killing earned a sevenand-a-half year prison sentence for a mother of three. The woman tried to

murder the director of a Pedreguer residence for abused women following her expulsion for aggressive behaviour. She also blamed her for having lost custody of her children. She returned later and tried to burn the director alive after throwing petrol over her. The intervention of another employee, who seized the matches she was about to strike, saved the director’s life, the court heard. The Prosecution Department recommended that the nine-year sentence be reduced by 18 months because the mother, an alcoholic, was drunk at the time of the incident.

Where it crosses demonstration calling for towns, bottlenecks work to restart on the inevitably form in narrow bypass. Since then, although streets built for horsedrawn traffic and Benissa Town Hall has continued to plead its accidents are common. case with Madrid, Begar The the bypass has Construcciones lain y Contratas, bypass has lain abandoned the abandoned since and the company 2009 and the town N332 route contracted to build the route is an accident through the town Benissa black spot remains an road, ran out accident black of money and began bankruptcy spot. proceedings in 2009. Benissa is not the only In 2010 Benissa’s Alicante town that is still councillors and residents, crossed by the N332, as accompanied by mayors Gata de Gorgos and Altea from neighbouring still await badly-needed towns, joined in a bypasses.

Give it a whirl on October 9! LA NUCIA wants dancers for its ‘9 de octubre’ celebrations. October 9, Dia de la Comunidad Valenciana, commemorates the day when Jaime I defeated the Moors in 1238 and retook Valencia City. To encourage participation in next week’s traditional country dancing during the celebrations, one free dance class has already been held at the Auditori Mediterrania. Another is scheduled for October 8 between 6.30pm and 8pm for children and from 8pm to 9.30pm for adults. The dancing will take place at the Plaça de l’Almassera at 1.30pm on October 9, following a concert by the Union Musical de La Nucia.


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Pay dispute settled GATA’S mayor is back on the town hall payroll. Ana Maria Soler (PP) governs in minority and her salary was blocked by the PSPV and Bloc following local elections in May 2011. The other parties refused to approve Soler’s €2,400 a month salary, proposing instead to reduce it by half to €1,200. The PP refused to accept the cut but Soler continued as mayor while surviving on unemployment benefit -

which expired months ago - and help from her family. At the last plenary council session all parties approved a motion to pay the mayor €1,800 a month gross or €1,359 net after tax and deductions. “It was about time the mayor was paid, because she worked 24 hours a day from the beginning and still does,” said Finance councillor Guillermo Cholbi.

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Virtual help ALFAZ residents can contact the town hall Citizens’ Services without having to leave the house via the OVAC internet portal. It will be accessible 24 hours a day.

Bangs banned NO more firework displays will be held in Alicante City’s Plaza Luceros during fiestas. Vibrations have seriously damaged its emblematic fountain, built in the last century.

Early closing BENIDORM Council will revert to ‘mornings only’ opening hours. There was no demand for Wednesday evening opening introduced last November, a municipal spokesman claimed.


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‘Quiet please’ residents beg TRACK OPERATOR Adif has pledged to reduce noise at Alicante City’s AVE station. The Alicante-Madrid high-speed train service began last June and residents living near the new station have been complaining ever since. With nine trains in each direction every day and 10 at the weekend, the protests have steadily grown, particularly from residents in Calle Bono Guarner, Poligono San Blas and Alipark. Periodically, when the train’s lavatories are cleaned out, there are also bad smells as well as noise to put up with. Adif has already banned all night-time loudspeaker announcements and ordered that local trains must be washed down with the engines turned off. Alterations to the station car park are now likely and a noise map will be compiled. Companies working at the station or with premises there have been asked to

Goodbye to letterboxes SIX of seven residents’ associations in San Vicente del Raspeig have agreed to communal post-boxes. Postal deliveries to individual addresses are to cease on October 31, Correos said, after classing the outlying urbanisations as ‘special areas’. This will affect more than 1,000 homes on urbanisations to the north of San Vicente. Only the Gantxo association has yet to accept the town hall’s compromise of post-boxes grouped at an agreed location on each urbanisation. Many members are unwilling to renounce their right to a home delivery, the Gantxo association declared.

limit noise pollution. “We are aware of the matter and understand the

complaints. We want to find a solution,” Adif sources said.

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Open-all-hours policy questioned THE regional government’s plans to remove opening-hour restrictions have met with a cool reception. Shop-owners, including large supermarkets like Consum and Mercadona, have criticised the move. It poses a direct threat to Valencian commerce, which generates 13 per cent

of the region’s income, claimed a joint statement. The decision to remove restrictions was adopted without consultation, the statement continued, and showed a ‘profound lack of knowledge’ of the sector, which would reduce competitiveness and destroy jobs.


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Airport baby buried in Javea THE baby who died at Alicante airport was named as Vashti Terry. The five-month-old child suffered irreversible injuries after she slipped from her mother’s grasp on to the luggage carousel. The accident occurred shortly after the baby’s parents, American Nathania Terry and her Canadian husband, arrived at the airport on a flight from Gatwick. She was buried in an intimate ceremony. Her tiny white coffin was interred in a section of Javea cemetery where other children are buried. The parents were free to leave Spain, an Elche court announced, after the death was officially rued to be an accident.

NEW LOOK: Javea players help fit seating to the Union Musical in Gata de Gorgos.

Javea Players lend a hand

THE Union Musical Gata Association has been making music and musicians in Gata de Gorgos for over 80 years. Around 30 years ago the Association acquired its own concert hall and rehearsal rooms. Ten years later it got a long-term, twice yearly, tenant, the Javea Players; who have now been lending a helping hand in renovating the space.

Members of The Javea Players have provided the Association’s committee with their expertise in the fields of lighting, sound and acoustics. New ceiling lights have been installed on the stage which has been extended in depth by 75cms. To improve acoustics, the walls of the stage area have been lined with wood. Fixed light supports have been installed in

the auditorium, as well as speakers at the rear of the auditorium, new seating and the whole of the interior has been repainted. You can see the new look cinema for yourself when the Javea Players perform Yes Prime Minister at the Union Musical from October 21 for five nights. For more information email: king.bernardo@gmail. com.

Time for bigger station THE SUP police union has produced further motives for relocating Benidorm’s National Police station. The archive contains

paperwork going back 40 years and weighs literally “tons,” a spokesman said. “The archive occupies

a small space and the floor is buckling under the weight,” he warned. “It could easily collapse to the floor below where members of the Criminal Investigation unit work.” “The safety of these officers, already housed in cramped conditions, is gravely compromised,” the spokesman added. The SUP passed on the relocation request at a meeting of the National Police’s Health and Safety, held recently in Valencia City.


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All the president’s men (and women) VALENCIA’S Regional President Alberto Fabra has a staff of 149. Of these, 32 work in the president’s office, 27 are public policies analysts and 11 deal with European Union relations. Another 31 are allocated to Communications and 26 are allocated to interdepartmental relations and institutional promotion. Twenty-one of the 149 staff members were direct appointments made by the president. They are Fabra’s 16 assessors, his three drivers, private secretary and assistant secretary. Posts occupied by administration

workers include the president’s cook or ‘mestra-sala’ in charge of the Palacio de la Generalitat’s kitchens and cellars. There are two cameramen and a photographer who accompany Fabra to public events. He can also call on the 21 journalists and reporters attached to the Communications section, although they also work for other regional government departments, the president’s office emphasised. Clerical support is also available for former regional presidents. Only Fabra’s immediate predecessor Francisco Camps uses these services and the office’s two members of staff are also direct appointments.

Gala uniforms for gala occasions

DENIA councillor Javier Ygarza has donated two full dress uniforms to the Local Police. Their €4,000 cost came from his own pocket. Ygarza, councillor for Governance, collects uniforms and the idea of the gala uniforms came to him from seventies photos of the town’s Municipal Police. Only one uniform remained, belonging to retired policeman Jose Antonio Sevillano. Two copies were made, substituting badges and insignias of the era with modern versions. They made a recent debut at the presentation of the Falleras who will preside over next year’s fiestas. The much-admired uniforms with gold frogging and epaulettes were worn with white gloves, plumed helmets and ceremonial sword.

Awareness of breast cancer TO mark breast cancer awareness month, we are looking for inspirational ladies to share their stories of survival. So if you have battled, or are currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer and would like to inspire others then we would like to hear from you. Call Gemma on 636 947 846 or email gemma.quinn@euro weeklynews.com.

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PCN charity shop set to reopen IT has been nearly a month since the Paul Cunningham Nurses charity shop has been closed down at Playa Flamenca beach due to it being extended. The doors will be open again on Monday October 7 at 10am so pop down and grab a bargain! We have a fantastic choice of clothing and household items and we are always looking for more stock to enable us to raise money for the charity. The opening hours are Monday to Saturday 10am to 2pm. For more information, please contact Chris on 650 695 482.

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Medcare launches a €1 screening test campaign MEDCARE, the British GP practice in Spain, is throwing its support behind the biggest ever diabetes awareness campaign in the UK by offering fasting blood tests to screen for the disease for only €1. The tests, which usually cost €25, can be booked at the low price during the two weeks the UK campaign is running. The UK campaign is being run by the charity Diabetes UK in conjunction with supermarket giant Tesco. Read more at www.medcarespain.com. To book an appointment at €1, contact Medcare on 966 860 258 or email doctors@medcarespain.com. Please quote promotion code TESCO. The campaign ends on October 6. DIABETES AWARENESS CAMPAIGN: Blood tests screen for the disease.


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Boat rescue COASTGUARDS have rescued 53 immigrants from a boat, including 16 women and two babies.

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Almond theft

THE Motril Criminal Court has sentenced a man to a year in prison for abusing his ex-wife on a street in Motril and imposed a two-year restraining order on him.

Naked protest

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Worrying statistics AN estimated 190,000 people in Alicante province have alcohol-related problems. According to the latest Survey on Alcohol and Drugs in the General Population, around 77 per cent of the population regularly consumes alcohol, showing it is the most commonly used drug ahead of tobacco and cannabis.

Home alone A MAN has been arrested for leaving his four children home alone. The youngsters, aged from two to nine, were locked in their house in Torrellano, Elche, when their father, who is separated from their mother, went out to play football.

Burglary spree A GANG believed to be responsible for 110 burglaries across Alicante Province has been disbanded in a joint operation by National Police and Guardia Civil.

Immigrants detained TEN illegal immigrants have been detained off the Cartagena coastline. Police intercepted a four-metre-long boat with 10 males on board in the area of Cabo Negrete.

A FARMER, aged 47, died of a heart attack while working on a plantation in Motril. He was taken to the regional hospital by ambulance, but to no avail.

Abuser sentenced

CUSTOMS officers have uncovered 18 tonnes of hashish in the largest drugs haul in the history of Almeria.

MOJACAR hosted the second ‘La Mojaquera’ marathon mountain bike race. The 48-kilometre race followed the Mojacar coastline before heading inland up into the mountains with a climb of more than 600 metres and provided a real test of strength and endurance for the cyclists.

Farmer dies

WORK to refurbish the 17th century Encarnacion church in Torrox has been halted for 15 days to protect archaeological finds.

18-tonne hashish haul

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THREE people have been arrested in Huercal-Overa for allegedly stealing 300 kilos of almonds from a farm.

A 38-YEAR-OLD man from Almeria, Carlos DS, was arrested last week after demonstrating naked outside the Madrid hospital where King Juan Carlos was undergoing an operation.

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Busy month REMEMBRANCE: Flowers thrown from the bridge.

We won’t forget Tribute paid to expat killed in floods

By Stephen Lear VERA residents joined together to pay their respects to those who died in last year’s devastating floods One year on from the ‘gota fria’ that caused such devastation in the province of Almeria on September 28, 2012, a small group of citizens from Vera gathered at the bridge that joins Puerto Rey and Pueblo Laguna to lay floral tributes to the people who lost their lives in the floods. Veraplayazul President Miguel Jurado Hurtado presided over a simple ceremony in one of the worst affected areas and paid tribute to resident Diana Dudas, 52, who lost her life on that tragic day. The neighbourhood association Veraplayazul has sent a registered letter to Queen Sofia of Spain with a request for help, asking for protection and mediation in order to get the government to sit down and address the problem of the floods. There are still hundreds of unresolved petitions asking for aid. Queen Sofia visited the area last year after the storm and witnessed the devastation for herself. Ten people were killed in the floods across Almeria and into Murcia.

Noisy summer

Under house arrest

NEIGHBOURHOOD noise complaints doubled in Alicante this summer compared to July and August 2012.

A MAN was arrested in Manacor for abusing his wife and banning her from leaving their home, seeing friends and family or studying.

MALLORCA

Pervert reported

Don’t laugh A MAN, 31, was arrested in Palma for allegedly attempting to stab another in an argument because he had laughed at his dog.

A GIRL, 12, reported to the Guardia Civil that a man had entered the home where she lives with her sister in Cala Rajada and attempted to sexually abuse her.

Big spenders

Forced down

FOREIGN tourists spent more money in the Balearic Islands in August than anywhere else in Spain, amounting to €2.27 billion. That was 14.8 per cent more than in August 2012.

AN American military tanker aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing at Mallorca’s Palma airport due to a leak in the fuel tank. No flights were disrupted at the airport during the incident.

SEPTEMBER has been a busy month at the Nerja Donkey Sanctuary. One horse has been re-homed and two rescued.

Jail threat A MAN who illegally entered his neighbour’s house in Almachar after getting fed up with his loud music is facing a prison sentence after allegedly committing a forced entry crime.

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Show on UNTIL April 20, an exhibition of landscapes by Monet, Leger and Derain can be seen at the Carmen Thyssen Museum in Malaga.

Flights on sale LOW-COST airline Volotea has put tickets on sale to travel between Malaga and Bordeaux from April 11 to May 26 at €19.99 each way.

Metro training THE opening of the first two lines of the Malaga Metro has reportedly been delayed until December so staff can be hired and trained.

Poor relatives THE average pension in Malaga is €798.38, which is €184.83 less than the national average but €18 more than the average for Andalucia.

Looky crackdown LOCAL POLICE have joined forces to crack down on ‘looky-looky’ men. The police in Malaga, Fuengirola, Torremolinos, Estepona, Benalmadena and Marbella have signed an agreement to create the first board in Spain of Local Police to fight illegal sales and forgery.


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€1.9m price of lost dream IT cost state broadcaster TVE €398,615.93 to finish last-but-one in this year’s Eurovision song contest. Although El Sueño de Morfeo’s offering was not to Europe’s taste, the debacle in Malmo (Sweden) cost less than the 2012 expedition when

TVE spent €427,613.99 and came 10th. The song contest has cost the state €1.9 million since 2009, said RTVE president Leopoldo GonzalezEchenique, answering MP Ricardo Sixto in the central parliament. The cost of entering Eurovision is “not high, given the contest’s popularity and huge audience share,” TVE’s Entertainment Director Carlos Mochales commented 29.45 per cent received a on the eve of the D. Only 0.16 per cent were contest last May. given a B while 0.49 per “We try to reduce cent managed an A. spending as much as Owners tend to regard possible and the EPCs as an additional minimise costs with cost imposed by the state commercial brands,” to raise money but it is an he added. EU directive that makes Pullmantur sponthem mandatory, Alquiler sored this year’s Seguro said. edition and El Sueño Landlords feel that a de Morfeo travelled prospective tenant ignores to Malmo on a the EPC and is more Pullmantur ship. interested in price and Sixto also asked situation, the company the RTVE president if said. next year’s song And in the majority of would be chosen by cases, it added, propertypopular vote. “Spain owners planning to rent do can win a World Cup not implement efficiency but can’t finish changes as these often halfway up the involve structural Eurovision leadermodifications. board,” he said.

Few in a sweat over efficiency AN Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is now required before selling or renting property. The certificate grades energy efficiency on a scale of A to G and in the three months since it became obligatory, most Spanish properties have proved to be inefficient. Most obtain a D or E grading, claimed rental consultants Alquiler Seguro. Since June, Alquiler Seguro has issued more than 5,000 EPCs throughout Spain. Obtaining an A or B is ‘complicated,’ its technicians stated. Instead, 54.85 per cent of properties inspected obtained an E and a further

The importance of subsidiaries THERE were 8,986 foreign subsidiaries based in Spain in 2011. They generated a total turnover of €422.4 billion and employed 1.23 million workers in the commerce, industry and services sectors. The majority were owned by France (18.6 per cent), Germany (14.1 per cent) and the US (13.6 per cent), accounting for 50 per cent of the

subsidiaries’ total turnover, said the national statistics’ institute INE. Most - 37.8 per cent - operated in the commercial sector, followed by services (37.5 per cent) and industry (24.7 per cent). Industry was responsible for 50.6 per cent of the subsidiaries’ turnover, commerce for 33 per cent and services for 16.4 per cent.

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STAT OF WEEK MOBILE phone companies made 169,856 new clients in July. Competition between operators increased, with a record 638,948 contracts (up by 47.9 per cent from 2012).

Bank fined FINANCIAL regulator CNMV fined Banco Pastor €400,000 for ‘grave’ infractions regarding financial products sold between January and September 2008.

Bid rejected

PRICEY: Spanish trio El Sueño de Morfeo.

SHAREHOLDERS in Telecom Italia rejected an €800 million offer from Spain's Telefonicato to buy part of their stake.


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LONDON - FTSE 100 C H A N G E ( P ) % C H G. -14.35 -3.71 -9.00 -0.72 -23.00 -1.43 -10.00 -0.92 -31.00 -2.01 -14.27 -1.72 -16.00 -1.58 -9.00 -0.48 -2.57 -0.08 -5.39 -1.34 -15.28 -1.27 -4.50 -0.96 -1.68 -0.63 -7.00 -0.59 -23.50 -1.28 -4.05 -0.92 -34.00 -1.03 -6.28 -1.07

NET VOLUME 592.04 17.21 33.73 54.35 204.42 158.82 306.21 49.71 154.97 697.86 21.15 336.77 6,097.02 212.89 317.49 1,702.06 147.53 107.14

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C O M PA N Y PRICE(P) Aberdeen Asset Mngmnt 372.35 Admiral Group PLC 1237.50 Aggreko PLC 1587.00 AMEC PLC 1082.00 Anglo American PLC 1508.50 Antofagasta PLC 816.00 ARM Holdings PLC 994.00 Associated Brit Foods 1876.00 AstraZeneca PLC 3198.25 Aviva PLC 398.00 Babcock Intrntnl Group. 1186.00 BAE Systems PLC 462.10 Barclays PLC 264.05 BG Group PLC 1185.50 BHP Billiton PLC 1818.50 BP PLC 437.10 British Amcn Tobacco 3261.00 British Land Co PLC 579.50

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British Sky Broadcasting BT Group PLC Bunzl PLC Burberry Group PLC Capita PLC Carnival PLC Centrica PLC Coca-Cola HBC AG Compass Group PLC CRH PLC

869.00 343.85 1333.50 1607.50 985.75 2085.00 365.10 1835.50 842.75 1477.00

C H A N G E ( P ) % C H G. -4.12 -2.58 -15.00 -16.00 -7.50 -29.00 -2.09 -19.00 -7.00 -17.00

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C O M PA N Y MMM 3M Co AXP American Express Co T AT&T Inc BA Boeing Co CAT Caterpillar Inc CVX Chevron Corp CSCO Cisco Systems Inc DD E. I. du Pont de Nemours and C... XOM Exxon Mobil Corp GE General Electric Co GS Goldman Sachs Group Inc HD Home Depot Inc INTC Intel Corp IBM International Business Machine... JNJ Johnson & Johnson JPM JPMorgan Chase and Co MCD McDonald's Corp MRK Merck & Co Inc MSFT Microsoft Corp NKE Nike Inc PFE Pfizer Inc PG Procter & Gamble Co KO The Coca-Cola Co TRV Travelers Companies Inc UTX United Technologies Corp UNH UnitedHealth Group Inc VZ Verizon Communications Inc V Visa Inc

PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE VOLUME 120.22 75.89 33.98 118.74 83.80 122.64 23.33 59.01 86.90 24.05 159.85 75.96 22.98 186.92 86.73 52.24 97.12 47.79 33.27 73.64 28.88 77.21 38.40 85.41 109.36 71.99 47.00 193.05

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2.0M 2.5M 14.0M 2.8M 3.0M 4.5M 82.5M 2.4M 10.9M 25.8M 3.7M 4.1M 28.9M 3.9M 5.5M 23.0M 3.5M 10.5M 55.3M 15.6M 28.2M 6.6M 12.6M 1.1M 1.8M 3.5M 10.3M 1.8M

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$ 10.54 $ 6.91 $ 4.01 $ 21.49 $ 16.70 $ 2.65 $ 27.23 $ 8.04 $ 2.22 $ 22.23 $ 2.15

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Most Advanced China Sunergy Co., Ltd. IntriCon Corporation Montage Technology Group Limited Rockwell Medical, Inc. Supertel Hospitality, Inc. RDA Microelectronics, Inc. GW Pharmaceuticals Plc Hydrogenics Corporation Geron Corporation Canadian Solar Inc. Linktone Ltd.

Most Declined Nektar Therapeutics Tower Group International, Ltd. Charm Communications Inc. Cellular Dynamics International, Inc. Zoltek Companies, Inc. KiOR, Inc. DexCom, Inc. Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. Echelon Corporation HMS Holdings Corp VisionChina Media, Inc.

C O M PA N Y Croda International PLC Diageo PLC easyJet PLC Experian PLC Fresnillo PLC G4S PLC GKN PLC GlaxoSmithKline PLC Glencore Xstrata PLC Hammerson PLC Hargreaves Lansdown HSBC Holdings PLC IMI PLC Imperial Tobacco Gr PLC InterContinental Hotels International Consldtd Intertek Group PLC ITV PLC Johnson Matthey PLC Kingfisher PLC Land Securities Gr PLC Legal & General Gr PLC Lloyds Banking Gr PLC London Stock Exchange Marks & Spencer PLC Meggitt PLC Melrose Industries PLC Mondi PLC National Grid PLC Next PLC Old Mutual PLC Pearson PLC Persimmon PLC Petrofac Ltd Prudential PLC Randgold Resources Ltd Reckitt Benckiser Gr Reed Elsevier PLC Resolution Ltd REXAM PLC Rio Tinto PLC Rolls-Royce Holdings Royal Bank of Scotland Royal Dutch Shell PLC RSA Insurance Grp PLC SABMiller PLC Sage Group (The) PLC Sainsbury (J) PLC Schroders PLC Severn Trent PLC Shire PLC Smith & Nephew PLC Smiths Group PLC Sports Direct Intrntnl SSE PLC Standard Chartered PLC Standard Life PLC Tate & Lyle PLC Tesco PLC Travis Perkins PLC TUI Travel PLC Tullow Oil PLC Unilever PLC United Utilities Grp PLC Vedanta Resources PLC Vodafone Group PLC Weir Group PLC Whitbread PLC William Hill PLC Wm Morrison Sprmrkts Wolseley PLC WPP PLC

PRICE(P) 2651.50 1963.00 1250.00 1171.00 985.50 254.25 344.80 1561.75 335.68 504.00 982.75 673.05 1449.00 2273.50 1788.00 334.70 3301.50 173.35 2782.00 385.20 917.50 196.80 73.40 1546.00 492.40 548.50 293.35 1031.50 737.50 5137.50 185.45 1249.50 1075.00 1396.00 1148.50 4460.00 4476.50 825.25 318.10 482.25 3001.00 1114.50 359.80 2141.75 121.85 3121.25 328.25 390.95 2545.50 1763.00 2474.50 767.50 1389.00 702.75 1466.50 1493.00 344.40 742.00 363.18 1613.50 363.60 1038.00 2440.50 690.50 1078.00 215.85 2323.00 3002.50 410.40 279.90 3222.00 1260.50

CHANGE -22.00 -13.50 -24.00 -13.00 -14.00 0.30 -7.40 -7.00 -8.30 -4.50 -11.40 -4.72 -20.00 -17.00 -18.00 -3.10 -43.00 -2.40 -30.00 -2.35 -9.00 -2.02 -0.73 -20.36 -3.90 -6.45 -5.69 -17.00 -1.12 -35.00 -2.60 -9.00 13.00 -15.00 -10.00 -51.00 -41.00 -14.50 -5.20 -2.30 -65.00 -10.36 -6.70 -4.50 -0.95 -43.50 -1.57 -3.70 -45.50 -8.00 7.00 -8.50 -10.69 -9.50 -1.65 -1.75 -7.20 4.00 0.65 -34.38 -4.60 -8.00 -17.00 0.22 5.00 -1.37 -46.00 -27.00 8.40 -0.10 -19.00 -22.00

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VOLUME 21.12 296.77 92.02 100.66 152.45 714.05 204.72 906.58 2,027.06 35.34 23.92 2,984.20 118.57 83.08 66.56 514.72 12.70 1,168.67 28.26 479.39 45.78 669.08 19,810.64 28.80 151.81 41.95 151.40 29.53 601.86 16.80 392.11 106.68 228.52 34.45 179.75 62.80 53.26 316.18 115.12 81.95 517.50 293.95 1,328.10 306.21 972.19 134.31 103.05 238.11 22.39 30.12 196.45 69.70 12.24 25.70 172.86 435.37 175.01 105.89 1,901.75 63.70 99.35 70.81 257.24 258.28 70.15 9,314.32 33.93 44.21 908.57 313.66 78.57 196.19


FINANCE, BUSINESS & LEGAL BUSINESS EXTRA

Contributions contract THE number of foreign Social Security contributors fell by 25,294 people in August, a 1.55 per cent reduction on July. There are now 1,607,609 foreigners paying into the system.

Light fantastic ELECTRICITY tariffs will increase by 3.1 per cent from October 1, following output auctions between providers. By the year’s end, electricity will have risen by 4 per cent since January.

Win some… OWING to low European Central Bank rates, the Spanish saved €11.5 billion in interest charges last year. In contrast German savers lost €5.8 billion €71 per head - on savings’ deposits.

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A change of mindset needed to become super-rich

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F the lifestyle of a jetsetting millionaire tickles your fancy then you may need to change a few things about yourself. The average niceynicey Jane Bloggs isn’t going to get anywhere near a rich list by putting others first or A look by dwelling on the at finance past. To be super-rich for females takes a certain mindset and it’s something that WASTE: Playing lottery. Above: Michael O’Leary. Jane Plunkett may be in conflict with jane.plunkett@euroweeklynews.com anyone else, whereas of euros to just fall into your lap. many personalities. First off, rich people most average earners Rather than sitting around waiting don’t get rich by playing the nice feel they should join Greenpeace on other factors to bring them card. Look at wealthy types like and put others before themselves. wealth, rich people come up with Michael O’Leary from Ryanair. The Studies on the super-rich reveal ideas and put them into action. The future isn’t scary for rich man is not renowned for his caring that they have a get-up-and-do-it disposition. mentality which is lacking in people, either. Twenty years from But the thing is that rich people average folk. For example, rich now isn’t thought about in terms don’t see selfishness in a negative people don’t play the lottery. To of wrinkles and creaky knees. For sense. Rich people take the them it’s a waste of time; rich people the future is exciting. attitude that if they don’t help gambling is equivalent to sitting They spend a lot of time looking themselves first they can’t help on the sofa and expecting millions into the future, setting goals and

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planning. Average people tend to dwell on the past, which isn’t an ideal way to make it on to a rich list. Also, in many instances, rich people don’t get bogged down in fancy Masters Degrees or lengthy PHD studies and the like. Super-rich people are usually those who have had a great idea, have acquired a specific knowledge related to that idea, and then have gone on to make lots of money because they follow their passion and aim high to ensure they finally bring home the big bucks.


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Eurozone September report points to growth CORE flat CPI data coming in at the end of August, alongside poor German retail sales figures, led to the Euro weakening at the start of September. The currency dipped to 1.3220 against the greenback, leading to the start of the decline in the Euro. On the other hand, we have seen Eurozone firms point to growth in September. Purchasing managers in the Eurozone have indicated the strongest business surroundings for two years. Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI) figures now sit at 52.1. Any value above 50 is always positive as it reflects growth. This was further backed up by the fact that business activity also grew in July and August. This is a good indicator for economic growth in the third quarter. France was also seen with a PMI score of 50, which was positive considering it

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had not seen a positive number in the last 19 months! In addition, both services and manufacturing sectors have led to positive data indicating that the Eurozone will not dip back into recession, after small growth was recorded between April and June. Looking at the currency itself, the end of August and start of September saw the interbank rates for EUR-GBP fall to the 0.84 mark at interbank level. This further dropped to the 0.83 mark, having not witnessed these lows for at least eight months. Despite the fact that it has weakened against the Sterling Pound, it has strengthened against other major

PLUMMET: The Euro began to fall at the start of September. currencies including the US Dollar. Having seen the Eurozone emerge from its longest recession in at least three decades, recovery will continue to be slow, with access to finance still a major problem. Policy-makers will still have plenty to do to prevent the Euro weakening further. They will need

to take advantage of the relative financial and economic calm to fast-track restricting, particularly in the banking sector. The European Central Bank (ECB) will also need to be ready to counter any tightening in market interest rates emanating from the US. All eyes were focused on the build-up to the German election

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to see if this would affect the currency for the majority of the month. The week before the election, the Euro enjoyed a steady run up to the German elections, given the weakness in the US Dollar. However, the currency upheld its strength as Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Party swept most of the votes. This was the biggest win in the last 20 years, which calmed markets greatly, indicating that appropriate steps will continue to be taken towards the survival of the currency. Finally, The Federal Reserve deciding not to taper stimulus and the release of fairly decent economic data has helped the Euro. Overall, a steady end to the month for the Euro but all focus will be on the ECB decision in October to determine whether the Euro will strengthen or decline.


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Always read the small print before paying IF you are thinking of taking out pet insurance, read ‘Is your pet really insured?’ by David the Dogman, ( Issue 1472). He illustrates that the cover provided by some companies is quite shockingly inadequate, and stresses the importance of reading the small print BEFORE paying for the policy. I can add to the list. I took out an insurance policy for my two dogs but when I read the small print, they were not covered for anything if they were not on a lead. Every day my dogs are taken to a remote part of the campo, where there is no traffic and where they can run free. Just like us, dogs need aerobic exercise which helps to keep them slim and fit, reducing the chances of diabetes, heart disease, strokes, and other medical conditions, many of which need expensive veterinary attention. My dogs are always slim, fit and happy and they have long lives. This policy was clearly useless for my dogs and I did not renew it, because it would not have covered trauma whilst exercising off the lead. I am not against pet insurance, but often the most expensive treatments are not covered, so read the small print and think carefully. Geoff Hall, Alcalali (Alicante) Editor’s note: Back issues of the Euro Weekly News can be viewed online at www.euroweeklynews.com.

Get organised I ATTEND a language school in La Cala de Mijas (Malaga) at the Casa de Cultura and when we finished the first course the teacher told us that the next course would start in October.

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Telefonica is an old monopoly company. In 2013, companies that want to expand have to listen to their customers. If they do not meet customers’ demands they will not survive. It is strange that leaders in such a big company do not understand that. Leif J Haarde, Marbella (Malaga)

Identity theft IN reference to the charming photo by John Pavey of the young birds being fed ( Snapped! Issue 1473 ), I rather think they may be redrumped swallows rather than housemartins. Mike Evans, Mojacar (Almeria)

It’s obvious On a drive to Carboneras, through breathtaking scenery at the Cabo de Gata, I had to stop to capture this panoramic view. By Robyn Boutilier, Turre (Almeria)

So on September 23, I went down to enrol thinking I was in plenty of time, only to be told that the classes had already started and I had missed four of them. The office girl was kind enough to tell me that it was because we had been given extra weeks of lessons, but if you don’t know when the course starts it is rather stupid. Would it not be a good idea to put it in the paper so the public has some idea of the changes? I rushed to the one and only book shop in La Cala that sells the course books, Eco, only to find they had run out and the next delivery could be four weeks away. So for all those that have the same problem, the book shop in Fuengirola opposite the Casa de Cultura has them. It seems a shame that things aren’t organised a little better. Trilby (By email)

Time to go CAN anyone explain to me why the Moroccan drug traffickers, the Playa de Palma looky-

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recent years for tourism in Fuengirola, but I hardly think it has reached the levels of 10 years ago. A little wishful thinking from beleaguered politicians, I think! John Brown, Fuengirola (Malaga)

Buck up!

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looky men and the two Nigerian prostitute muggers reported ( Mallorca, Issue 1471), all of whom have been arrested, are still in the country? Ron Lutschan, Puerto Pollenca (Mallorca)

Count again ‘AUGUST the best in the history of Andalucia for tourism’? (CDS Issue 1473). I am not sure where the Junta de Andalucia gets its figures from, but I would suggest it counts again. I will concede this summer has definitely been better than

TELEFONICA is a big, multinational company concentrating on Spanishspeaking markets. It is almost impossible to find any person in their customer service department that speaks English. I live in Marbella and have landline and ADSL internet from Telefonica. The capacity on ADSL is 1 Mbit. That means the internet is very slow and not sufficient to install a BoxTV. I do however pay full price for a service, which according to Telefonica, can be up to 10 Mbit, but that is in other places. When I ask when capacity will be increased in my home it is impossible to get any answer.

I SEE global warming has reared its ugly head again. Does anybody look at the obvious? Population increase has been staggering for many years. It may come as a shock to these scientists that this increase of population creates harmful gases and who are the most prolific producers? It is not us, but we seem to have the finger pointed at us all the time. What do they do? Build a load of ugly, useless windmills. The answer to the problem (this will upset the Catholics) is contraception Clive Graham (By email)

Pay up! IT is an absolute disgrace that suppliers are owed €283 million by town halls and the regional government in Murcia ( Costa Blanca South Issue 1473). Many of these companies will be small and struggling. Being made to wait for their money could push them into bankruptcy. The councils should pull their fingers out, pay up on time, then people might start to view them with a little less cynicism. J G, Los Alcazares (Murcia)

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Spain And Offshore Assets As the Spanish government seeks to increase tax revenue, it has set its sights firmly on offshore assets. The international move towards automatic exchange of information will now provide much more data on undeclared or misrepresented foreign assets and income. There is nothing wrong with owning assets outside Spain, but you need to ensure you fully declare them according to Spanish legislation. It is worth reviewing your assets, with the help of a tax specialist, to ensure they are in the most tax efficient vehicles for Spain. In spite of all the measures to increase tax revenue, Spain can still provide tax advantages for UK nationals if you have the right advice. Some people who meet the Spanish residency criteria do not declare themselves for tax. The tax agency, the Agencia Tributaria, has been cracking down on this, for example by looking through utility bills and lists of foreign children registered in local schools.

By Robert Croizat, Senior Partner, Blevins Franks We are hearing more evidence that the tax authority is using information from abroad and writing to residents suspected of having undeclared funds abroad. A tax amnesty, the Voluntary Disclosure Procedure, was available last year to encourage taxpayers to regularise undeclared assets. As reported by Expansion this July, the Agencia Tributaria is following this up by sending requests to participants, asking for proof of the source of the funds or

clarification on discrepancies with data already on file. The requests are more numerous and detailed than before. Regular taxpayers are also being targeted. The article concluded: “It is clear that offshore assets are being targeted for full investigation.” The government then unveiled its new anti-tax fraud law at the end of October 2012, including the obligation to report assets and rights held outside Spain on Form 720. According to the guidelines of the 2013 Tax Control Plan, the tax office will look at taxpayers who did not submit forms, but who appear to conduct transactions abroad that imply that they do have assets outside Spain’s borders. Speaking in May, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said that 131,411 taxpayers had submitted Form 720, declaring assets worth €87 billion. According to GESTHA, the union of tax inspectors, this is a

very low number since there are around 2.6 million foreign residents alone, the group most likely to have overseas assets. This was reported in an article on the Sur in English website on 12th June 2013, where the Secretary General of GESTHA also told the newspaper that the government will now “seek to focus more on foreign residents in Spain, especially those from the US and those from EU member states.” Spain has signed an intergovernmental agreement for automatic exchange of information with the US. EU Directives, soon to be widened, also provide for automatic sharing of information. The G5 (Spain, UK, France, Germany and Italy) announced a pilot scheme for the multilateral, automatic and standardised exchange of tax information in April. The Treasury Ministry said this would also enable checks on information related to overseas assets.

In September the G20 pledged to introduce automatic exchange of information as a global standard. It is really only a matter of time before the authorities discover undeclared foreign assets. With the new asset reporting rules, the penalties for nondisclosure can be devastating. The tax authorities effectively have no limit as to how far they can go back to assess tax. When you add the various tax rates, penalties, interest and fines, it could add up to more than the value of the asset. While this all sounds very worrying, it need not be. With expert professional advice you can structure your assets to be both tax efficient and fully compliant in Spain, and so that Form 720 need not be such a concern in future. 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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East of Eden Set in California's Salinas Valley, this powerful, and often brutal, epic tells the story of the rivalry between two brothers challenging for the affections of their farmer father. The story follows the intertwined destinies of two families - the Trasks and the Hamiltons - whose generations helplessly reenact the fall of Adam and Eve and the poisonous rivalry of Cain and Abel. When Cal Trask (James Dean), a wild visionary, discovers that his supposedly dead mother is running a nearby brothel, his already strained relationship with his brother, Adam (Raymond Massey) and father Aron (Richard Davalos) starts to irrevocably break down. Based on John Steinbeck's novel.

Bond 3:30pm Apollo 13 6:00pm East of Eden 8:00pm Annapolis 10:00pm 10 Years 11:50pm Apollo 13 2:20am Moonlight Mile

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Him and Her BBC 3 from 4:30am to 5:00am Comedy-drama series revealing what sometimes goes on behind the bedroom doors of today's 20-somethings in the guise of Steve and Becky young, unemployed and lazy.

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Rambo III Explosive adventure sequel in which reluctant oneman army Rambo goes into action against brutal Soviet invaders in Afghanistan. Sought out in a Buddhist monastery retreat, Rambo declines his former commander's request for help to deliver missiles to the Mujaheddin. But when his superior is captured and imprisoned, the hulking hero brings out the big guns.

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Don't Tell the Bride(Reality Show) BBC 3 from 8:00pm to 9:00pm Series in which the groom must choose every detail of his upcoming nuptials, from venue to cake to wedding dress.

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OPINION & COMMENT

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NOTHER 70 or more men, women and children dead in the name of Islam. Not a peep (that I’ve heard) out of the imams and Muslim leaders condemning this latest atrocity. Children with eyes gouged out, castrated men hung up to die on hooks, dismembered body parts used on police as weapons, no doubt to the accompanying chants of Allahu Akbar, and still more victims buried in the rubble of this sickening attack in Nairobi. How much more will it take to convince the pussyfooting PC and ostrich imitators to finally admit that radical elements of Islam mean it is no longer a case of ‘it could happen’ in the UK, but a clear-cut case of ‘when’. I wonder which side the so-called moderates will take then? I guarantee that the most any of them will do is lock themselves away until it’s all over. Don’t expect to see any of them standing up and taking the side of the infidels. When are the authorities going to get a grip? What they should now be doing is using all their high-tech knowledge and information sources to dig out all the caches

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Time to get a grip on terror ON TRIAL: Should terrorists be entitled to British justice?

LEAPY LEE SAYS IT OTHERS THINK IT

of illegal weapons which are no doubt tucked away in their totally unacceptable ‘no go’

areas until the order to eliminate the infidels is heard throughout the land. They must act before it’s too late and our own citizens and dismembered bodies are taking up the front pages of the world’s media. Another thing I truly fail to understand is how the two lowlifes who hacked young soldier Lee Rigby to death on the streets of London live on video and then appeared with his blood dripping from their hands to inform the world they had done this foul deed in the name of Islam, have been allowed to plead not guilty? The mind boggles. This is where we should truly take a leaf out of a Muslim country’s book. In Saudi Arabia a confession of a crime as blatant as this would have been aired

for all to see, and the following Friday, after prayers, they would have been minus their heads on chop square. Job done. Instead of that these two will now appear in a trial that, with appeals, etc, could last for months, get an enormous amount of free publicity for their ‘cause’ and cost the British taxpayer millions. Give us all a break! I’m interested to see what their no doubt ethnic minority lawyers put forward as their defence. As a final note, thanks to all those who extended such a great welcome to the old boy on his recent British mini tour and tele appearance. And thanks to my Mallorca venues for giving me time off. It was a blast. See y’all soon.

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LETTERS TO LEAPY

Burka gain

WE have lived and travelled in Muslim countries, most of which do not use the face covering which is part of the burka. What is happening in the UK is nothing more than intimidation for personal gain. Steve and Jen Theobald, Torrox Costa

No faith I SEE you are toffeenosing again, hoping you will get noticed by ‘dear David Cameron’. The Tory Government couldn’t care less about us when we leave the UK. All you get is a pension which is a pittance. Now they are taking our winter fuel allowance away. You may be able to keep the faith, but we pensioners can’t. R A Johnson (By email)


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9:00pm Groundhog Day 10:45pm Dead Man on Campus 12:20am Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 The Harry Potter films, based on the publishing phenomenon that was JK Rowling's books, have provided the British film industry with an unerring string of hits. Bringing the series to its much anticipated conclusion, this rip-roaring finale definitely doesn't disappoint.

Gardener 9:00pm We Bought a Zoo 11:15pm Wanderlust 1:00am Margaret 3:40am Giant

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10:50am The Grey 12:50pm The Dark Knight Rises 3:35pm Flags of Our Fathers 5:50pm Remember the Titans 7:45pm Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 10:00pm The Dark Knight Rises

BBC3/ 8:00pm Top Gear 9:00pm Gavin and Stacey 9:30pm Gavin and Stacey 10:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 11:00pm Bad Education 11:30pm EastEnders 12:00am Family Guy 12:22am Family Guy 12:45am American Dad! 1:07am American Dad! 1:30am Bad Education 2:00am Don't Tell the Bride 3:00am Some Girls 3:30am Staying in with Greg and Russell 4:00am Don't Tell the Bride

Bad Education (Sitcom, ,2012) BBC 3 from 11:00pm to 11:30pm School-based sitcom. Abbey Grove is plunged into financial ruin when headmaster Mr Fraser gives the Nigerian Minister of Finance all their money with the promise of huge returns on the investment. With Professor Green executing an austerity drive which sees the school pillaged of resources, Miss Gulliver thinks it's time to move on. Will Alfie come up with a plan to save the school and stop Miss Gulliver from leaving? And how will he react to the big announcement Professor Green is hiding from him about his father?

BBC4/ 8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm A Garden in Snowdonia 9:00pm A Pembrokeshire Farm 9:30pm Britain on Film

10:00pm The Art of Australia 11:00pm Pain, Pus and Poison: The Search for Modern Medicines 12:00am Skippy: Australia's First Superstar 1:00am The Great British Outdoors 2:00am Britain on Film 2:30am A Pembrokeshire Farm 3:00am A Garden in Snowdonia


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7:35am Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy 9:25am Mr Popper's Penguins 11:10am Bedtime Stories 12:50pm The Mask 2:35pm Liar Liar 4:05pm Little Nicky 5:40pm Bedtime Stories 7:25pm Mr Popper's Penguins 9:00pm The Mask 10:45pm Liar Liar 12:15am The 40 Year Old Virgin

Bad Boys II Sequel to the 1995 action hit Bad Boys, directed by blockbuster king Michael Bay of Armageddon and Transformers fame, and starring superstars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence as tough, trashtalking Miami narcotics cops Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett. The two unlikely partners team up once again, this time to go after a drug kingpin whose operation is flooding the streets of Miami with large amounts of ecstasy. The man behind the smuggling operation is Cuban drug kingpin Hector Juan Carlos ‘Johnny’ Tapia (Jordi Mollà), whose countless run-ins with the police have left him nearly untouchable.

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Unsafe Sex in the City (Documentary) BBC 3 from 1:30am to 2:30am Series looking at how staff at clinics in Leeds and Exeter are tackling STIs among young people. In Leeds, 23-year-old Krista and 20-year-old Emma have come to the clinic after enjoying the benefits of recently becoming single, while Geoff is facing the prospect of a third bout of chlamydia. In Exeter, Josh has had chlamydia before, but has he learnt from past mistakes? Ash worries that he could have passed on an STI to new boyfriend Jazz.

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Three New York friends are invited to be maids-of-honour at the wedding of the girl they belittled at high school. When they learn that Becky, the former classmate they called ‘Pig Face’, wants them to be bridesmaids at her wedding to the hunky Dale Regan, Katie and Gena set out to give her a sending off she’ll never forget. Starring Kirsten Dunst, Rebel Wilson and Lizzy Caplan. Directed by Leslye Headland. Runtime 87 minutes. Rated 15.

LIBRA (September 24 - October 23) As a home-loving Libran, you are torn between making changes to your surroundings and getting some cash in on the business side. Apparently, it is not possible to do both because energy levels fluctuate. SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22) There is so much in you that is determined and looking forward to a fresh start, but something that you are trying to get rid of, or give up, may be giving you more trouble than anticipated. Some things have to be done alone, or so you think, but others have gone through this before you so they are able to give support. SAGITTARIUS (November 23 - December 21) Is playing the waiting game really to your advantage? Your Sagittarian character naturally leads you to be optimistic, and why not? It wonʼt hurt to hurry someone along rather than having them go at their own pace.

October 4: Susan Sarandon, 67. American actress who won an Academy Award for her performance in Dead Man Walking. October 6: Kate Winslet, 38. British actress who gained fame for her role as Rose in James Cameron’s Titanic.

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20) The enthusiasm of your bright Capricorn mind is also capable of making you restless. There are mixed feelings about being at or near home this week, with thoughts of more progress possible elsewhere.

the weekend and do something with a loved one that you have not done together for some time.

AQUARIUS (January 21 - February 19) When you are at home this week I would like you to consider how you view your surroundings. This is a good week to make changes and have discussions about future directions.

ARIES (March 21 - April 20) Rarely has your mind been as sharp as it is at the moment. There have been some awkward and downright bad periods in the recent past, but this week everything falls into place.

PISCES (February 20 - March 20) Pat yourself on the back for all of your efforts of recent weeks. Looking back just a few months, would you have thought so much progress could be made? Because of your efforts, home life is enhanced and you are more appreciated. Give yourself a break at

TAURUS (April 21 - May 21) For all of the things that you want to do, there are three others that you wish to do. Maybe they are waiting for their own time to come. During the course of this week you will be thinking of what the future could hold, even though dealing with practical issues.

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ASSERT

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HEALED

TITLED

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LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION 1 Massed, 2 Aflame, 3 Helped, 4 Barely, 5 Hammed, 6 Railed, 7 Reacts, 8 Pitted, 9 Afresh, 10 Cheers, 11 Statue, 12 Tights, 13 Sheets, 14 Agrees, 15 Centre, 16 Desert, 17 Prints, 18 Cheeks, 19 Tested

IF ITʼS YOUR BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK: Expecting too much help from others has held you back in the recent past. It makes sense to be part of a team only when everyone is pulling their weight. Some things are best done alone for real progress.

October 3: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 32. Swedish football player who played as a striker for FC Barcelona.

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October 7: Thom Yorke, 45. British musician lead singer of rock band Radiohead.

October 5: Patricia Conde, 34, is a Spanish actress, model and TV presenter. In 1999 she took part in the Miss Spain beauty pageant and started to work on TV shortly after. She worked as a reporter for daily comic show El Informal, but her breakthrough came in 2007 when she started presenting Se lo que hicisteis. Conde is a UN ambassador with association Women Together.

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GEMINI (May 22 - June 21) When it isnʼt possible to change something, often it is just as effective to rearrange it. That is the solution which comes to you this week. Instead of being frustrated at a delay, try changing the conditions or times. CANCER (June 22 - July 23) When we have long-standing friendships, these are often taken for granted and yet often we could make so much more of them. LEO (July 24 - August 23) Consider what is the most important thing to you at the moment? Is it wealth or social

October 8: Sigourney Weaver, 64. American actress known for her role as Lieutenant Ripley in the science-fiction series Alien.

10-Star Quiz I GOT THE BLUES

1. At which capital city in Africa is the junction of the Blue Nile and the White Nile located? 2. Hippy Hippy Shake, Good Golly Miss Molly and You're No Good were all UK Top 20 hit singles for which 1960s British Merseybeat group? 3. In which 1930 film directed by Josef von Sternberg did Marlene Dietrich first sing Falling in Love Again (Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuß auf Liebe eingestellt)? 4. The blue flag with a white square in the centre, known as the ‘Blue Peter’, is raised by a ship when is about to do what? 5. What is the nickname of the professional baseball team (MLB) located in Toronto, Canada? 6. What name is often applied to companies or their shares considered to be a reliable investment, though less secure than gilt-edged stock? 7. Which famous radio comedy programme featured the characters Bluebottle, Henry Crun, Hercules Grytpype-Thynne and Major Denis Bloodnok all voiced by Peter Sellers? 8. Which Scottish pop band formed in Glasgow in 1985 took their name from the title of a track on Steely Dan’s 1977 album Aja? 9. Which state in east central United States is nicknamed the Bluegrass State? 10. Which US soul singer was backed by the Blue Notes?

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

TARGET: Average: 12

October 9: Sharon Osbourne, 61. X-Factor judge and wife of heavymetal singer Ozzy Osbourne. position? Your work, or how it may be possible to afford that new conservatory are minor considerations compared with your greatest asset which is your health. This week, then, is all about boosting this valuable commodity and building its future. VIRGO (August 24 - September 23) As the saying goes, ʻno one ever said it would be easyʼ. In the past few months you have found this to be true. Hard work is not alien to you, but there is a point where you want to shout ʻenoughʼ. It may be business or home life needs some rearranging, or that someone is moving job and the routine is severely disrupted.

Good: 16 Very good: 23 Excellent: 28

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION cede, cedi, deep, dent, dept, dice, diet, dine, dint, edit, iced, need, pend, pied, teed, tend, tide, tied, cited, edict, pined, tepid, tined, deceit, decent, deepen, depict, pieced, enticed, CENTIPEDE

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

JUMP HUMP HEMP HEAP LEAP LEAD

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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 (TABLET) and one letter in four other cells are given as clues.

1. KHARTOUM, 2. SWINGING BLUE JEANS, 3. THE BLUE ANGEL (DER BLAUE ENGEL), 4. LEAVE PORT, 5. BLUE JAYS, 6. BLUE CHIP, 7. THE GOON SHOW, 8. DEACON BLUE, 9. KENTUCKY, 10. HAROLD MELVIN.

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Funagram Unscramble the name of a famous Marx Brothers’ film (two words): THE HERO’S FEARS Unscramble the name of a famous former American professional boxer: DAY SCHOOL AREA

FUNAGRAM SOLUTION: FEATHERS, OSCAR DE LA HOYA

HORSE

Play on Words

10¢ 12 6 Stand in a kind of square, the French faint (6) 12 Girlʼs ten tousled curls (8) 14 Resentful in front of new one with wings (7) 16 Very loud in nuclear reactor? Nonsense (6)

18 From Americans we rely on the solution (6) 19 Fruit that comes in twos, by the sound of it (5) 21 Hamlet? Desperate character joining sweetheart (4)

Code Breaker Each number in the Code Breaker grid represents a different letter of the alphabet. In this week’s puzzle, 16 represents B and 10 represents V, so fill in B every time the figure 16 appears and V every time the figure 10 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.

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION

Across 1 Summit (4) 3 Announce formally (8) 9 Stubborn (7) 10 Pitchers (5) 11 Dramatic (5) 12 Constricted (6) 14 Gambling room (6) 16 Gentle wind (6) 19 Chase after (6) 21 Clever (5) 24 Bohemian dance (5) 25 White ant (7) 26 Emphasised (8) 27 Asks for alms (4)

Down 1 Rehearsal (8) 2 Once more (5) 4 Corpulent (6) 5 Transparent (5) 6 Windflower (7) 7 Tiny leafy-stemmed flowerless plants (4) 8 Grotto (6) 13 Fidgety (8) 15 Sordid dirtiness (7) 17 Holiday destination (6) 18 Kind and sweet (6) 20 Ascends dramatically (5) 22 Nimble (5) 23 Chooses (4)

English - Spanish The clues are mixed, some clues are in Spanish and some are in English.

P CIFIC A Answers: A dime a dozen, A drop in the ocean

Across 7 Facelift, one coming between minister and MP (6) 8 Able to help us with processed fuel (6) 9 Post that once provided personal protection (4) 10 One sort of egg I consumed as pioneer (8) 11 Deprived of food adverts, perhaps (7) 13 Came with nothing but a piece of jewellery (5) 15 Cop in estate car traps suspect (5) 17 Sour liquid made in grave (7) 20 Well off flute fan is in trouble (8) 21 Record is accepted by district commissioner (4) 22 Overcoatʼs unusual lustre (6) 23 Untidy diners should be washed with water (6) Down 1 Lessee finding article in canvas shelter (6) 2 See if Al can be wanting (4) 3 Priests drunk some spirits (7) 4 Greek character thus in harmony (5) 5 It goes with her age and thatʼs the lot (8)

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LAST WEEK’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC Across: 1 Banally, 5 Sprat, 8 Ransack, 9 Realm, 10 Reach, 11 Lignite, 12 Misery, 14 Vestas, 17 Stand-up, 19 Recap, 22 Acute, 23 Ordeals, 24 Event, 25 Bombers. Down: 1 Barer, 2 Ninja, 3 Leather, 4 Yokels, 5 Sprig, 6 Realist, 7 Tempers, 12 Massage, 13 Statute, 15 Earldom, 16 Aplomb, 18 Dwelt, 20 Chase, 21 Pests. QUICK Across: 1 Sedate, 4 Sharp, 8 Recur, 9 Terrier, 10 Cranium, 11 Fees, 12 Put, 14 Cell, 15 Once, 18 Aim, 21 Rear, 23 Overate, 25 Evasive, 26 Alike, 27 Since, 28 Select. Down: 1 Strict, 2 Declare, 3 Tortilla, 4 Sort, 5 Agile, 6 Parish, 7 Stamp, 13 Tolerate, 16 Chalice, 17 Orders, 19 Money, 20 Defeat, 22 Again, 24 Hive.

Across 1 Flowers (6) 4 Lámpara (4) 8 Picadura (de abeja, avispa) (5) 9 To take (5) 10 Twenty-one (9) 13 Arriba (5) 15 Tío (pariente) (5) 16 Nudo (en hilo, cuerda) (4) 17 Theory (6)

Down 1 Phase (stage) (4) 2 Aceituna (5) 3 Ingeniero (8) 5 Brazo (de persona) (3) 6 Because of (3) 7 Actitud (comportamiento, disposición) (8) 11 To be born (5) 12 Vein (4) 13 Preguntar (3) 14 Gold (3)

ENGLISH-SPANISH Across: 1 Bache, 4 Eagle, 7 Nightmare, 8 Gentleman, 12 Traveller, 14 Peach, 15 Sobre. Down: 1 Buho, 2 Con, 3 Eightieth, 4 Estrellas, 5 Guapa, 6 Even, 9 Etapa, 10 Step, 11 Jefe, 13 Rib.


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TOP TEN OF THE MOST EXPENSIVE JEWELLERY FROM AROUND THE WORLD

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1 Diamond Bikini

The number one spot in the list is not a necklace or a ring, but rather a Diamond Bikini by Susan Rosen & Steinmetz. Fitted with 150 flawless diamonds, some of which are extremely uncommon and are perfectly set in platinum, it’s no wonder this garment costs €22 million and is currently considered to be the most expensive piece of jewellery in the world.

2 Titanic Necklace

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Titanic Heart of the Ocean Diamond priced in the popular Titanic film at €2.6 million in reality costs €14.7 million and is currently the world’s most expensive necklace. The necklace’s main feature is a heart-shaped ocean diamond.

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IMAGES of horror and anguish convince Sophie that her world is in disarray as she witnesses bizarre images that torment her soul. With little aid from the doctor on her psychological status, she eventually turns to her brother James, an esteemed priest, and the one person who will help her to unravel the mysterious events that are about to unfold.

As they begin to investigate the unearthly happenings together, their closest friends become involved, and as their numbers grow it becomes clear that their purpose is to unite against the evil that awaits them. Glasgow born writer Dick Barton composes a supernatural tale that will intrigue the mind with the turn

3 White Diamond

This Sotheby’s piece is regarded as one of the most stunning white diamonds in the world, it weighs 100 NO KNIFE: it! carats and Butter is worth €17 million. Sotheby’s is considered in the list of the oldest auction houses in the world and has played a major role in the auction of luxury items for decades.

PRICIEST NECKLACE: Titanic Heart of the Ocean Diamond.

4 Blue Diamond Ring 2Designed by Chopard’d

the magnificent blue oval diamond is mounted on a white gold ring surrounded by smaller white diamonds. Rated the second most expensive ring in the world it costs around €12 million.

5 Heart of the Kingdom Ruby

A large heart-shaped Burma ruby 3 weighing 40.6 carats mounted on a 155 carat diamond necklace. Made by Garrard & Co, considered one of the

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oldest jewellery manufacturers in the world, the stunning necklace is priced at €12 million.

6 Diamond Drop Earrings

These are reportedly the most expensive earrings ever made.

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

of each page. For 11 youths who have yet to discover the reasoning for their involvement in such an unnerving phenomenon, they are compelled to follow the wishes of the ‘Virgin Mary’ in the hope that they will succeed in their endeavours. The book is a personal triumph for Dick who left school at 15 with no qualifications.

Designed by Harry Winston for the stars to wear at the Oscars, the two earrings consist of a total of four pear-shaped diamonds weighing approximately 60 carats, mounted in platinum and priced at an estimate of €6.3 million.

7 Blue Diamond

Cut by Sotheby’s the Blue Diamond was found in the Cullinan mine in South Africa, famous for discovering some of the most valuable diamonds in the world. The Blue Diamond weighs 6.03 carats and is set in a platinum ring. The beautiful piece has been priced at €5.89 million.

8 Neil Lane’s Diamond Necklace

Decorated with 140 carats worth of pear-shaped diamonds the necklace was designed by Neil Lane, famous worldwide for his unique style and

UNIQUE: The Marie Antoninette Necklace. finesse, this particular piece is priced at €2.95 million.

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Beers’ Marie Antoinette Necklace The necklace consists of 181 carats of diamonds. The main diamonds dominate the uniqueness of the Marie Antoinette necklace and are placed in the front middle row, with large pink diamonds at the top and two yellow diamonds directly below. The piece is currently priced at €2.7 million. Chopard’s Diamond and Emerald Necklace Possibly one of the most eyecatching necklaces in the world, with 16 carats of diamonds linked to green Colombian emeralds. Although there are many rumours about the price of the necklace, the estimated price is around €2.2 million.

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Boggled How many English words can you find in the Boggled grid, according to the following rules? The letters must be adjoining in a ‘chain’. They can be adjacent horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. Words must contain at least four letters and may include singular and plural or other derived forms. No letter may be used more than once within a single word, unless it appears twice. No vulgarities or proper nouns are permitted.

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION

TARGET: Average: 15

Just joking

Good: 19 Very good: 28

A MAN at an auction started bidding on a parrot. He really wanted this bird, so he got caught up in the bidding. He bid higher and higher, way more than he intended, before finally winning. As he was paying he said to the auctioneer: “I hope this parrot can talk. I would hate to have paid this much for it, only to find out that he can’t talk!” “Don’t worry,” said the auctioneer, “he can talk. Who do you think kept bidding against you?”

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SCORING: 4 letters: 1 point • 5 letters: 2 points 6 letters: 3 points • 7 letters: 4 points 8 or more letters: 11 points

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION lent, lento, lens, nether, teth, tether, then, sent, ether, hotel, heth, fete, herd, herb, tent, tenth, betel, beth, bethel, berth


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Is it time to let a woman take the reins of power in Spain? H

AVING a woman Prime Minister in Spain would be a good idea, according to David Collman, retired, who lives in Partaloa (Almeria). “It wouldn’t hurt. It would be good to have a change. Maggie Thatcher was a strong leader,” he said. Doreen Walsh and Carol Clark from Alfoquia (Almeria), both retired, agreed. “Yes, women should have the opportunity to be Prime Minister and to prove themselves. They can’t do any worse than the people running the UK government, for example.” Wendy White, retired, from San Luis, (Alicante) believes there are already a lot of women in government which can be a good thing: “Men can be so chauvinistic and Angela

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is on course to overtake Baroness Thatcher as the longest-serving female leader after her historic victory in the German General Elections. Following the re-election of Angela Merkel, do you think Spain should have a female Prime Minister?

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DAVID COLLMAN: It wouldn’t hurt.

WENDY AND GORDON: Gender should be irrelevant when leading a country. seems to get things done, although I don’t particularly like her,” she said, adding: “Maybe

Spain would do well with a female leader, but ultimately sex is irrelevant as long as you have

a strong personality, are well educated and have enough life experience to run a country.”

Her husband Gordon agrees: “Your ability will determine what you can achieve but your attitude will determine what you will achieve.” Nineteen-year-old student from Wales, Cary Williamson, on holiday in Alicante, said: “I think females make good leaders as I think they have to work so much harder to prove themselves than their male counterparts.” But Chris Adamson, a retired coalminer who lives in Estepona (Malaga), thought it is all irrelevant. “Whoever is in charge seems to be in thrall to big business and the rich. Look at Maggie, she was pro the rich and against the poor. Even Tony Blair was. He betrayed the working classes. Until there is a sea change in attitudes amongst the ruling classes you could have Minnie Mouse in charge and there would be no difference.”


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Some air fresheners are just as toxic as tobacco smoke SOME household airfresheners are more toxic than tobacco. According to the Consumer and User Organisation (OCU) in Spain, some household air fresheners which need heat, such as oils, incense and perfumed candles, worsen the quality of the air as they have excessive levels of toxic, allergenic and contaminating substances. OCU has examined 20 air fresheners to determine the substances they emit into the air. The products which were analysed are associated with a relaxing and healthy atmosphere, but some make the air as toxic as a room full of smokers with lit cigarettes, causing toxicity and risks to the health. The only products

which have been approved are candles, as oils and incense have too many small particles which can be breathed in and contain allergenic substances and compounds such as benzene and formaldehyde. OCU recommends not using them, as they neither clear the air nor get rid of bad smells, and especially not using them in the presence of children, pregnant women or people with allergies or asthma. Use of candles should

also be kept to a minimum. The best way to improve air quality is by ventilating the room. OCU and the other associations which carried out the study

have demanded that the EU create a law limiting the emissions of such products and obliging manufacturers to inform people about the health risks.

They have also asked for there to be stricter controls on the sale of oils and incense, and to remove those which have high levels of emissions.

Nose job A MAN in China has had a new nose grown on his forehead. The 22 year-old has undergone the treatment as a replacement for his original nose after it was irreparably damaged in a traffic accident.


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ICELAND is getting ready for Christmas! Iceland’s shops have begun displaying Christmas stock and will have small displays on show this month ready to be fully stocked in plenty of time for Christmas by the end of November. Fuengirola Store Manager David Doolan said: “Christmas is a very exciting time at Iceland.” “We get the shelves stocked with all the festive treats people like to indulge in during the winter months. Some of our best sellers are the chocolate selection boxes including Celebrations and Quality Street or novelty sweets like mince pies, Christmas puddings and Christmas cakes.” “The butchers in store will also begin stocking all the best cuts for a festive roast like turkeys and turkey crowns, along with beef and ham joints.” And David said “the butchers’ counter will begin taking orders as of now, so make sure you don’t miss out, the sooner you order the better.” David explained that the most important thing at Iceland is keeping

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FESTIVE TREATS: Wide selection on offer. customers happy, “I think one of the things customers at Iceland like the most about the store is ‘the feeling at home aspect’ and being able to buy those home comforts and enjoy the friendly customer service that reminds them of the UK.” And in order to make customers feel even more at home the store will be adorned with plenty of Christmas

ORDER NOW: The butchers’ counter is fully prepared. decorations for the festive season, as is tradition in stores across Britain. And keep an eye open for their special promotions which are great value for money. Iceland now has a total

of 13 stores overseas in mainland Spain, Tenerife and Portugal and is looking for more sites to build and expand further in areas without access to an English supermarket.

William Harrison a retired expatriate said: “We come to Iceland for all the things we can’t get elsewhere” Olivia 37 lives in Fuengirola said: “I like their selection of salads and vegetables, and it’s nice to come to somewhere to get all the naughty comfort foods you can’t get anywhere else.” Keely Richie 37 said: “I mainly shop for stuff for the kids, cereals, frozen goods, it’s convenient to get the stuff the kids like and there are really good deals” Laura Varity 34 said: “I love working at Iceland and we get customers from all over. We get people coming to the Fuegirola store from as far afield as Nerja and Morrocco! They contact us and we keep items for them so that they aren’t disappointed when they get here.” Gabriel Pajares a Fuengirola resident who studied in the UK says, “When I lived in England I missed my family a lot during the Christmas period, but my landlord would make me feel welcome and offer me Christmas pudding. Now I buy them at Iceland to share with my family.”

Snack on pistachios EATING nuts is good for the health, but of all nuts pistachios are probably the ones with more benefits. A study carried out at the Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona has revealed that pistachios help fight diabetes as they improve insulin resistance, a physiological condition in which cells fail to respond to the normal actions of insulin. “The unique nutritional

composition of pistachios makes them especially relevant in the fight against diabetes as they are rich in fibre, betacarotene (a pigment abundant in plants and fruits used to treat various diseases) and other anti-oxidant substances,” said the research author Monica Bullos. “This nut also helps in keeping a healthy heart and in preventing cardiovascular diseases.”

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Best for vegans “GOING vegan is easy in Glasgow,” the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) association claims. Glasgow has been

chosen as the most veganfriendly city in the UK by PETA. This is despite haggis, Scotland’s signature dish, being made from sheep’s offal and encased in the animal’s stomach. With nearly 20 vegan, vegetarian and vegetarianfriendly restaurants, the city is at the vanguard of healthy cuisine, according to the association. Some of them even offer

meat-free version of haggis that “must be tasted to be believed,” PETA said. Glasgow is described by PETA as some sort of vegan paradise with a great diversity in food stores offering meat-free eating options. Even the city council has been praised by the association for offering fresh fruit to children every day at school.

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WHEN buying new fruit trees, bushes or plants for your garden or wondering why some of the existing ones aren’t doing too Dick Handscombe well, recognise Gardening that success Corner factors struggle on a frosty inland valley. By Spain’s best include the Garden microclimate known expatriate If you want to grow following: gardening author living in Spain subtropical/tropical fruit, ensure Location for 25 years. that you have developed warm Choose the sheltered places in the garden types of fruit that are best grown in your area. for each season of the year. Plant what family likes to eat What will grow down by the sea may

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Reap the rewards From Page 59 healthy with good rootballs, especially if you purchase maiden one-year trees. Label information Look out for labels that tell you something. Often labels just say ‘orange’ but don’t mention the variety. Siting Fruit trees, bushes and plants can be grown in a wide variety of situations ranging from containers on terraces to a dedicated orchard. Soil preparation Improve a metre-wide and 50-centimetre-deep area of soil before you plant a fruit tree in the centre of it. This will help ensure the roots will grow outward, rather than be constrained within a small hole in solid clay! Planting Ensure that the graft is above soil level and that trees are supported by sturdy posts. Don’t crowd Plant fruit trees five

metres apart, unless growing as a hedge. The roots of a large tree next door might spread into your property and compete with the roots of a young tree against your fence. Watering Keep the deepest roots damp at all times and irrigate on a drip line, not against the trunk. Feeding If you prepare the soil by working in well-rotted compost and natural fertilisers, you do not need to feed new trees for the first three years. Then, give a spring feed each year. Autumn feeding will stimulate late overwintering new growth. Pruning Let trees grow naturally for a couple of years, then shape around the strongest branches. Shape, stimulate flowering buds, let air into the centre and increase size of fruit. Our book gives guidelines for different types of fruit. If you have

purchased 10,000 to 20,000 square metres of abandoned orchards, find help fast via the local agricultural co-operative. Eyes open Act if you spot signs of pest or fungal attacks. Patience The priority for a new tree is to develop a root structure that can support growth. Develop fruit buds and fruit. Remove fruits for a couple of years. Timing of replacements If you create unproductive trees, give them a last chance by doing a 60 to 80 per cent remedial pruning and giving the tree two or three years to recover. Remember, a healthy old tree has an incredible root structure you can never buy. You could also graft new blood onto the main branches or stump of the original trunk. ©Dick Handscombe www.gardenspain.com October 2013


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OW in their fourth year of trading as Neater Heater, Richard and Tony are still being asked the same questions. What makes Neater Heaters Special? Why should you choose them over other electric heaters? The simple answer is: design and build quality. Many families throughout the Costa Blanca are enjoying the soft warmth given off by these cleverly designed, unobtrusive Norwegian heaters. A good central heating system has never been so affordable. As Richard and Tony explain: “The basic choices for heating your home are either a full central heating system with water-filled radiators and pipes, or gas estuffas, or electric. Or a combination. “Obviously with central heating the main obstacle is the high installation cost. Also, there is quite a high ongoing maintenance cost. Gas estuffas are effective,

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but quite unhealthy, and give off a huge amount of vapour which causes black mould. “This brings us to electric. Until we started Neater Heater the options were awful. You either bought Jell-filled heaters that were as expensive as a central heating

system to buy, or cheap - but mostly inefficient - heaters that would make your electric meter wheel spin like helicopter rotors. There was nothing affordable, economical and effective available in Spain. We know, believe us, we looked.”

But sometimes in life luck plays a strange hand. It was while Tony was looking for a heater for his son’s bedroom that, quite by chance, he saw a heater in a house he was doing some maintenance jobs in and it fit the bill perfectly. It was a neat and efficient, wallmounted Norwegian convector heater. It could be used as an individual room heater, or as part of a complete integrated system. The rest, as they say, is history and four years down the road Tony and Richard are making NEATER HEATERS available to us all. If you are limited for wall space, you can now choose between wallmounted options or mobile versions.


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Chinese look to Spain CHINESE millionaires are looking to buy property in Spain. The Spanish property market, with more than two million properties available, has become the main place of interest for real estate agents who have rich Chinese clients. This is not only because of the wide variety of properties on offer, but also because those who spend more than €500,000 on buying property in Spain will be granted residence permits. They mainly want houses on luxury urbanisations close to good universities for their children.

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construction time is reduced by 66 per cent, the creators say. They have a factory in Toledo, Central Spain, to build the modules and buildings and are negotiating agreements at an international level. This includes plans for 500,000 social houses in Saudi Arabia in the next

three years. VERSATILE: Anything can be made using the 18-squaremetre Obox modules.

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Land prices fall NOW could be the perfect time to self-build. The price of land in Spain has fallen, making it a very real option for people wanting to build their own Spanish dream home. Compared with the same period in 2012, the average price of urban land fell by 17.4 per cent in the second quarter of the year, to an average €161.5 per square metre; the lowest levels since 2004. Year-on-year the price of land registered a drop despite their quarter-onquarter appreciation of 2.7 per cent, according to Ministry of Development data. In towns of less than 1,000 inhabitants the decline was 28.6 per cent compared to the second quarter of 2012 and in towns of more than 50,000 citizens, prices fell by 25.2 per cent year-on-year.


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“Some cats is blind, and stone-deaf some, but ain’t no cat wuz ever dumb.” - Anthony Henderson Euwer “The cat has a nervous ear, that turns this way and that. And what the cat may hear, is known but to the cat.” - David Morton “Cats do care. For example, they know instinctively what time we have to be at work in the morning and they wake us up 20 minutes before the alarm goes off.” - Michael Nelson “In my house you have to talk to cats because, being 10 of them, there are a lot of important things you have to say to them - like ‘Get off’

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“As to Sagacity, I should say that his judgement respecting the warmest place and the softest cushion in a room is infallable, his punctuality at meal times is admirable, and his pertinacity in jumping on people’s shoulders till they give him David THE Dogman some of the best of what is going, indicates great firmness.” - Thomas Henry Huxley Listen to David on TRE every Saturday 10am to 11am Costa del Sol (Gibraltar/Sotogrande) 98.7fm (San Roque to Calahonda) 91.9fm (Calahonda to Motril) 88.9, Costa Calida 92.7fm Costa Blanca (Torrevieja to Elche) 105.1fm (Elche to Calpe) 88.2fm, (Calpe to Gandia & Ibiza) 104.6fm, (Denia to Valencia) 95.3fm Mallorca 103.9fm

“A cat is more intelligent than people believe and can be taught any crime.” - Mark Twain “Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities as well.” - Missy Dizick

“Dogs eat. Cats dine.” - Ann Taylor

“A cat cares for you only as a source of food, security and a place in the sun. Her self-sufficiency is her charm.” - Charles Horton Cooley

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LAND FOR SALE BEAUTIFUL land (27,000sqm) with small log cabin for sale. Guadelest Valley. €63,000 contact - naturemoves@gmail.com (217823)

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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) WANTED Cars, vans, caravans, 4 X 4’s British Spanish 600 781 873 ibuyanycar@ hotmail.com (216711) DISCOUNT TYRES, Call 966 875 600 (216579)

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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 0ley@gmail.com (207499)

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M100 - BENITACHELL, top floor apartment of a 2 storey block, 2 bedrooms, quiet location, stunning panoramic views. 420€ pcm - 965 745 969 (89468) M141 - Second floor, 2 bed, 2 bath apartment in the sought after Port Xabia complex, Javea, walking distance to beach and all amenities 600 € per month plus bills. 965 745 969 (89468) JALON VALLEY. Quality villas and apartments to let. Long and and short term. All facilities. Tel 605 231 331 (217907) ANYBODY that has a 3/4 bedroom villa with private pool and garden for long term rent, unfurnished in Moraira, Montemar or La Fustera. Telephone 966 497 224 (217917)

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FURNITURE VAN FOR HIRE with driver. Careful local moves, Costa Blanca & UK. Hourly rate or fixed price. Call 676 644 014 (217894)

ROLLER SHUTTERS REPAIRS, cords, slats, winding mechanisms, motors. Calpe + 40 kms. Tony Bowers 659 464 992 www.toldosalchemy.com (219022)

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SERVICES BLUE SKY REPAIRS to all domestic appliances, also all TV and home audio. Entertainment equipment, professional audio & c ommercial appliances. Contact 626 430 671 or 966 875 283 (209232)

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Dynamic roadster with an updated sporty design BMW Motorrad has unveiled the BMW R 1200 R ‘DarkWhite’ special model motorbike, an update of the manufacturer’s R 1200 R launched in 2010. In the R 1200 R ‘DarkWhite’ special model, BMW highlights the sporty side of the original model, something that has always typified BMW roadsters with boxer engines. The special model underlines a contrast

between the bodywork with its light white paintwork and the jet black of the drivetrain and wheels. With the frame in an asphalt grey, swingarm, rear axle housing and triangular wishbone in matt black and the black anodised fork tubes lend the roadster an exclusive high-tech feel, the manufacturer claims. The sports windshield reduces the strain on the rider

UPDATED: This special model highlights the sporty side of the original model. in the area of the helmet and upper body. The standard sports seat

provides perfect contact with the motorcycle. In addition, the R 1200 R

‘DarkWhite’ special model can be individually enhanced with special accessories and optional extras from the extensive BMW Motorrad range. This special R 1200 R model offers a synthesis of riding dynamics, agility and classic looks. It combines nimble handling with a sharp line and balanced ergonomics, offering, BMW Motorrad claims, “maximum motorcycling pleasure at its purest.” Its boxer with 1170 cc and DOHC valve gear correspond to the engines already installed in the BMW R 1200 GS and BMW R 1200 RT. Maximised rigidity and strength is provided by the tried and tested, two part main/rear frame, which has a weightsaving structure of steel tubing designed as a load-bearing element for maximum stiffness and rigidity. The maximum safety standard is ensured by the established and proven brake system which can be fitted in the factory with the optional BMW Motorrad integral ABS.


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Alfa Romeo returns to lightweight sports coupes DESIGNED, engineered and built as a pure driving machine, the new Alfa Romeo 4C marks the brand’s return to the world of lightweight sports coupes. Built at the Maserati plant in Modena, the midengined Alfa Romeo 4C employs the latest technologies of Alfa Romeo’s newest models. In total, global production for the Alfa Romeo 4C is limited to just 3,500 units. Carbon-fibre was chosen for the one-piece monocoque due its high levels of structural rigidity and exceptionally low weight. Sheet Moulding Compound (SMC), which is lighter than both steel and aluminium, is used for the bodywork to help reduce the Alfa Romeo 4C’s overall weight. Less than four metres in length and with a wheelbase of 2.38m metres the Alfa Romeo 4C’s compact shape accentuates its agility. Power comes from a new four-cylinder turbo engine which, thanks to its aluminium block, is 22 kilos lighter than the engine that powers the Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV. Turbo-charged and with direct injection, this new 1750 turbo petrol unit sets new torque and specific power records for this size of engine, at over 200NM and 137hp-per-litre respectively. Accelerating from 0 to 62 mph takes just 4.5 seconds in the new Alfa Romeo 4C, on sale from €53,990 with deliveries expected early 2014. Due to its lightweight and advanced engine and transmission technologies, its official combined-cycle fuel economy figure is 6.8 litres/100km, its CO2 emissions are just 157g/km.

The exhaust has been tuned to emit a full, rich sound and particular attention paid to the seat design so the movement and reactions of the car can be ‘felt’ properly. The steering, unassisted, is progressive, direct and engineered to convey as much feel as possible. Inside the Alfa Romeo 4C, a multi-function, digital display occupies the instrument

binnacle and the steering wheel is a bespoke, flatbottomed, two-spoke item with integrated paddle gear-shifters. The remaining controls are grouped together on the tunnel console, including the buttonoperated TCT transmission selector. Composite bucket seats and aluminium pedals complete the minimalistic, drive-focused cabin.

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Q30 Concept aimed at younger customers JAPANESE manufacturer Infiniti revealed the next step in its strategy to expand into new segments with the debut of the Q30 Concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The sleek Q30 Concept is the design vision for a compact Infiniti vehicle with a contemporary, individualised character for a new generation of premium customers. “We are becoming the younger, trendsetting brand, more relevant and more exciting,” said Johan de Nysschen, President of Infiniti Motor Company Ltd. A unique blend of features reminiscing of a coupe, a hatch and a crossover, the Q30 Concept is designed to appeal to younger customers. Designers have explored bolder sculpting and enhanced playfulness, reflecting Infiniti’s alternative to traditional premium automobile brands, the manufacturer claims. Infiniti Q30 Concept is the design precursor for Infiniti’s future compact premium entry to be produced in Sunderland, United Kingdom, starting in 2015.

TRENDSETTING: The Q30 Concept premiered at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

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Record equalled

Captain’s Day fun OLIVA NOVA welcomed 44 members and 16 guests on a sunny day to help Pego GS’s Captain Mike Holloway celebrate his ‘captain’s day’. The format was a four ball better ball match play competition with teams playing for either the captain or vicecaptain, Danny Herron. Oliva Nova has recovered well from its recent maintenance, with all credit going to the green staff for its excellent presentation, said a society spokesman. The final result of the match play competition was 7½ points to the

has broken the world marathon record by 15 seconds, clocking 2 hours, 3 minutes, 23 seconds when winning in Berlin. • New Jersey and Mexico could stage a F1 Grand Prix in 2014.

Captain and 6½ points to the vicecaptain. Nearest the pins were won by Ray Young, Danny Herron, Dave O’Connor, and Angus Muir. Nearest the pin in two on hole 5 was Ricky Walker, and hole 18, Ken Millar. A total of €101.95 was raised for the captain’s charity, thanks to the generosity of members and guests. Next week the society is at Oliva Nova for a singles Stableford competition. Guests are welcome and can enter via the website at www.pegogolfsociety.com

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AFTER 48 hours of action in the Champions League, tonight Swansea (v St Gallen), Tottenham (v Anzhi) and Wigan (v Maribor) compete in the Europa League. And then, over the weekend, the top PL football matches are Manchester City v Everton, another London derby involving Spurs and West Ham, WBA play Arsenal and Norwich meet Chelsea while in the Championship, leaders QPR face lowly Barnsley. Also, we have the Korean Formula One Grand Prix... Warrington Wolves play Wigan Warriors in Sunday’s Rugby League Grand final at Old Trafford (Wigan are hoping to become the first team to complete the League/Cup double for seven years)... And GB Olympic heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua makes his professional debut against unbeaten Italian Emanuele Leo. MOTOGP Marc Marquez, fellow Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo and Italy’s Valentino (The Doctor) Rossi, finished 1-2-3 at the Aragon circuit near Teruel. Dani Pedrosa crashed out, again!

CRICKET - Derbyshire won two races and Neal and Surrey have been one. The last round of relegated from the First races takes place in two Division of the County weeks time. Championship, replaced by • Kenyan Lancashire and Northants. Wilson Surrey batsman Dominic Sibley, aged 18 years and 221 days, became the Kipsang youngest batsman ever to score a double century in first-class County cricket when he amassed 242 against Yorkshire in the final game of GOLF - Peter Uihlein the season. (USA) equalled the Sibley was European Tour record at the with a round of 60 at crease for the Dunhill Links 599 minutes Championship. He (virtually 10 missed his final putt hours), faced by an inch, denying 536 balls and hit him a score of two sixes and 24 59. fours. SHORTS • Congratulations to Oracle Team USA after a remarkable comeback from 8-1 down to beat New Zealand 9-8 to retain the 34th Americas Cup. • A near 90,000 Wembley crowd saw the Minnesota Vikings beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-27 in a AFL game. • Andrew Jordan leads Matt Neal by 34 points (378-344) after last weekend’s Touring Car Championship at Silverstone when Jordan

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THE Benidoleig & District Branch of The Royal British Legion has announced its forthcoming premier Poppy Appeal fundraising events. It will be hosting, for the first time, a golf tournament at the prestigious Oliva Nova Golf Course. The George Rutherford Trophy, named in honour of their president, will be held on Friday, November 15. Fabulous prizes can be won and early booking is advised. A Gala Ball will be held on Saturday November 16 at The Oliva Nova Golf Hotel. Tickets are priced at a €36 to include a cava reception, four-course meal with wine, water, soft drinks or beer served throughout the meal plus coffee or tea. Entertainment will be by Black Glitter with Master of Ceremonies Dave Pollard ensuring the evening will go with a swing. The Oliva Nova Golf Hotel is providing special room rates and spa experiences for these dates. For more information on either of these events please contact Josie Creasey on 965 583 199 or email josie@creasey.es

Pedrosa crashes out and Uihlein equals record

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Easy win WEST HALLAM returned to the Woodbridge oval with another large and entertaining crew. Fifty members were all out to have a good time, a fantastic achievement for any club. Sadly the cricket on Saturday was affected by the ‘Albir factor’. Bowling first in the September sun took its toll and the lads tried to keep on top, but although wickets fell steadily the run rate stayed high and SACC reached 242 with Crompton hitting a superb hundred. Most of the lads reached double figures. After a quick tea SACC bowlers found the right length and wickets again fell at regular intervals. Only Fletcher and Barrow held proceedings up whilst reaching 34 and 31. The SACC boys finished off the match in the 33rd over.


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THE winner of the first competition on the new green at Benitachell Bowls Club, Tony Lawley, received his trophy, a bottle of cava and a bowls shirt from the Captain, Bert McLean. For details of the Benitachell Bowls Club, visit: wwwbenitachell bowlsclub.com.

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Kids’ rugby open day at La Vila AT 11am on Saturday October 5, La Vila Rugby Club will open its doors to children aged between six and 12, for an open day and coaching session to encourage local kids to learn more about rugby. La Vila Rugby Club veterans will oversee the coaching session, and will be available to talk to the children about their personal experiences in rugby. All young participants will be rewarded with free drinks after the session. This season, the club has invested heavily in the development of the schools programme, with excellent results. Recently, a new under 10s rugby league made up of seven teams from the local area, including La Vila, was launched. The six new rugby schools have been started with help from the local councils of BENIDORM, ALTEA, ALFAZ DEL PI, POLOP,

Win on the board ELCHE have finally won their first match in the top division since 1989.A Javi Marquez goal was enough to take all three points away to Celta Vigo.and double their points tally for the season to six. It has been an encouraging start to the season for the promoted club. They kicked off their campaign with three draws, before losing away 2-1 to Osasuna. Then they lost at home to Real Madrid after a stoppage time penalty. BBVA LEAGUE - 1ª Division

CHALLENGE: Kids encouraged to attend. FINESTRAT and LA VILA. The club hope to see many new faces eager to try a new challenge this Saturday.

Champions League

Europa League

Relegation

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P

W

D

L

GF

GA

Barcelona

21

7

7

0

0

24

5

Atlético

21

7

7

0

0

19

5

Real Madrid

16

7

5

1

1

14

7

Villarreal

14

7

4

2

1

12

7

Athletic

12

7

4

0

3

12

12

Valencia

12

7

4

0

3

10

10

Espanyol

11

7

3

2

2

10

9

Getafe

10

7

3

1

3

9

10

Levante

10

7

2

4

1

6

11

Málaga

9

7

2

3

2

11

6

Betis

8

7

2

2

3

7

7

Granada

8

7

2

2

3

5

5

R. Sociedad

7

7

1

4

2

6

8

Sevilla

6

7

1

3

3

11

13

Celta

6

7

1

3

3

7

10

Valladolid

6

7

1

3

3

6

9

Elche

6

7

1

3

3

6

10

Almería

3

7

0

3

4

10

17

Osasuna

3

7

1

0

6

5

13

Rayo

3

7

1

0

6

5

21

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