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Christmas plan APPLICATIONS are now being accepted for the ‘Do not be alone at Christmas’ campaign in Torrevieja for those over 65. Registration closes on November 4. Enquire at Town Hall.

Palm fall AN Elche man was rushed to hospital with a fractured wrist, head injuries and abdominal bruising after falling from a palm tree.

Permit wait BUILDING promoters in Orihuela are complaining that the city is taking more than eight months to process building permits that by law should only take two.

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24,000 seniors helped by Alicante aid workers MORE than 24,000 elderly people across Alicante Province have been treated and attended to by Red Cross workers during the first half of the year. This figure almost reaches the 28,600 people assisted by the 2,200 volunteers in the whole of last year. Red Cross projects include home telecare services, home help and promotion of healthy habits through training activities. Meanwhile, the 44 Red Cross aid workers patrolling Torrevieja’s beaches this summer have supported the 75 qualified lifeguards in dealing with 6,000 incidents. They performed 215 searescue missions; of these, 187 were rescues by lifeguards of swimmers

who got into difficulties, and 28 involving people swept out to sea on inflatable items like lilos. In 66 cases, an emergency ambulance was needed.

Red Cross workers also helped 558 people to use the three disabled bathing platforms situated on the beaches of Los Naufragos, Los Locos and on the Paseo de Juan Aparicio.


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Finance 23 - 28 SPECSAVERS: From left, Marisa Gimeno, President of UDP Alicante; José Ángel Moral-Tajadura, Retail Development Consultant and Business Development Manager; Jose Manuel Cebrian, National Partnership Co-ordinator for AESFAS.

Optician offering over 50s a deal SPECSAVERS has become the first optician to collaborate with Asociacion Española de Funcionarios y Amigos Senior (AESFAS) and the Union Democratica de Pensionistas (UDP) to offer discounted eye care for the over 50s. AESFAS is a non-profit-making organisation which works in conjunction with UDP to improve the quality of life of its members in areas of health, education and finance. Jose Manuel Cebrian, from

AESFAS, said: “As one of the world’s leading opticians, this collaboration shows their awareness of the problems that older people face and we believe that through our long-term partnership we can offer lots of benefits to older people.” Now Specsavers have become an official partner, all AESFAS and UDP members will receive €25 off all glasses over €75 across their stores on the Costa Blanca, Costa del Sol and Mallorca, including a free eye test.

Builder found guilty of murder A MAN has been found guilty of the murder of a woman in Torrevieja. The defendant, a builder, is understood to have carried out

work on the Belgian woman’s home in 2007 but arguments arose when he then demanded IVA on top of payment for his services.

The court heard how he returned to the 52-year-old’s property and beat her as his son, who turned 18 on the night she died, looked on.

The defendant maintained that he was at home with his wife on the night of the murder, but DNA evidence put him at the scene of the crime.

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NEWS Leak closes beach BENIDORM’S Cala Finestrat had to be closed to bathers as sewage from La Vila treatment plant leaked on to the beach.

Diplomas won DIPLOMAS have been given to 40 unemployed people in Orihuela who completed a course in construction.

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Drinking too much, too soon AN estimated 190,000 people in Alicante Province have alcoholrelated 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. The survey said that 36 per cent of young people

aged 14 to 18 years acknowledges being drunk sometime in the last month, an increase from 2006 when the figure stood at 25 per cent. Although the average onset of alcohol consumption nationally is 16.7 years, Addictive Behaviours Units (AAUs) placed the first contact with drinking in the province between 13 and 18 years, beginning with occasional consumption to regular drinking. Alcohol psychiatrist, Bartolome

Perez Galvez, said binge drinking can be the most problematic: “It is difficult to say how many are at risk of being alcoholics in the province but it is clear that consumption is risky; almost 5 per cent in any case, have a clear dependence.” There are 29 Alcoholics Anonymous groups across Alicante for the multilingual population.

Iceland auction MORE THAN €400 was raised for animal charity APAH from an auction at Iceland in San Javier.

Yes to parking PARKING regulations have been relaxed allowing limited parking along Torrevieja’s Ramon Gallud between Calle Chapaprieta and Calle Orihuela from 10am-1pm and from 5-9pm.

Debt payment ELCHE City Hall has urged the government to pay a debt owed to nursing homes in the city.

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AROUND 200 unemployed people in Torrevieja will benefit from the latest training programme in the city, offering language courses and vocational skills including hairdressing and building.

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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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A YOUNG man was bitten by a dog on the dangerous breed list whilst walking his own dog along Elche’s Paseo del Vinalopo. He was treated in hospital for his injuries.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS (AA) has celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Torrevieja branch by hosting an Annual International Convention, attracting more than 370 members.

POLICE have arrested two men on suspicion of a burglary in Orihuela Costa. A security guard caught them climbing on to a roof on the Entre Golf urbanisation to allegedly steal telecommunications cables.

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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.

A NEW square in Los Balcones has been inaugurated by the mayor. It has been named after Tomas Martinez Domenech who has been involved in the city’s cultural and football scene.

Photo contest A PHOTOGRAPHY competition has been launched asking people to enter photos of their vision of accessibility around towns and streets. Visit www.fundacionaccede.org for more information.

Adult education THE EPA School for Adults in Orihuela has received €12,500 in funding.

Clinic open TORREMENDO medical clinic has now reopened. Following a petition it will be open from 8am-3pm Monday to Friday.

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Burglary spree brought to end 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. Twelve people have been charged with different levels of involvement in the gang

No entry 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. All were of Algerian nationality and taken to Cartagena for full medical checks. They are now at the immigrant centre in Santomera waiting for repatriation.

and police have not ruled out more arrests. The group allegedly stole agricultural and construction machinery, TVs, computers, hard drives, cameras, mobile phones, games consoles, microwaves and jewellery.

Italian held for drug trafficking AN Italian has been arrested by Murcia police on charges of drug trafficking. The 52-year-old was the subject of a detention order issued by authorities in Italy relating to criminal gangs and drug smuggling. He is believed to have used his connections in the world of high-speed boats to make contacts and supply vessels for drug trafficking operations. He was arrested in Espinardo, north of Murcia and procedures are now in place for his extradition to Italy.

NEWS Children left 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, as their father, who is separated from their mother, went out to play football. It is understood when the eldest boy woke up and realised his father had gone he called his mother who lives in Los Arenales. She alerted the police who arrived just as the father returned. As they entered the property, the four-yearold was having an asthma attack and had to be taken to hospital. The other three children left with their mother.


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Hell’s Angels in the dock for murder SIXTEEN alleged members of bikers group Hell’s Angels are due in court this week charged with murder and attempted murder as well as conspiracy, robbery, forgery and escape from prison.

The case dates back to October 2009 when two men broke into a notary’s office in Torrevieja. Demanding money, the owner got in a struggle with the robbers and was fatally shot in the abdomen. Just days

Loud summer in Alicante NEIGHBOURHOOD noise complaints doubled in Alicante this summer compared to July and August 2012. Police were called to 44 complaints of noise violations in the city this summer, with a particular increase in the number of establishments receiving denuncias for leaving soundproofing doors open. The Town Planning Unit of the Local Police also dealt with complaints about loud recreational activities from neighbouring properties and issues over operating licences.

earlier, two of the defendants targeted a bar in San Javier, injuring the owner and stealing €900 from the premises. Police investigations into the Hell’s Angels’ members led to arrests being made in Santiago de la Ribera, Pilar de la Horadada and the Valencian town of Torrent. The trial in the Court of Alicante is scheduled to last for six days throughout October.

Rush hour accident RUSH HOUR traffic came to a standstill in Alicante as a vehicle crashed into the central reservation on the A-31 in Las Atalayas. No one was injured in the accident.

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Work on Paramount Park to start by end of year CONSTRUCTION of the Paramount Park will

begin before the end of the year.

That’s according to the mayor of Alhama de

Beef thieves arrested THREE Romanians suspected of more than 30 crimes of theft and forgery have been arrested in Torrevieja. The three women are believed to be the perpetrators of a number of thefts from supermarkets across Alicante and Murcia provinces. They allegedly worked in pairs and used special pouches to stop the alarms sounding as they stole alcoholic drinks and deli meats. The third woman was waiting outside in a parked vehicle ready to make their get away.

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BEEF HAUL: Goods stolen from supermarkets. As police tracked down the women they found more than 30 joints of beef stolen from supermarkets, as well four

tablet PCs, 20 telephone terminals, false Romanian and Spanish documents and pieces of jewellery, in a Torrevieja property

Murcia, who insists there are no problems regarding the paperwork and granting of licences. Mayor Alfonso Fernando Ceron said: “We are serious about what we do, everything we do is fully transparent and the Paramount Park will be a reality.” He was speaking in response to criticism from the opposition party about the development and its environmental impact. He added that work did not begin in September as originally planned as the developer had been delayed in completing the new plans relating to the structure of the project and had asked for an extension to deadlines.

Airport closure nears SAN JAVIER’S airport is set to close as operations move to Corvera. The regional government of Murcia is expected to sign an agreement with AENA in the coming days to close San Javier in order ‘to pay’ for Murcia International Airport. Regional President Ramon Luis Valcarcel said if all goes to plan, closure could be expected in the first half of 2014, explaining that the process would be ‘gradual and simultaneous’ as San Javier returns to military use. He added that workers would also have ‘full guarantees’ of employment at the new Corvera Airport.


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Murcia’s investment set to fall STATE investment in the Murcia Region will fall 26.96 per cent in 2014 compared to this year. This means that €300.50 million will be assigned to the region next year, compared to €411.56 million this year. Of the total, €287.30 million are investments made by the Ministry of Public Works, Agriculture, Food and Environment, while the remaining investment will be made by different ministries. Murcia Region sees the second largest fall in financing of the 17 autonomous communities, behind Asturias.

Mediation is the way forward THE first school for Professional Mediation has now opened in Alicante. It was founded by lawyer Maria Jesus Fernandez. She has studied and worked in social work, family mediation and civil and commercial law in Alicante for the last 12 years. “Mediation is a vital tool in today’s society and promotes a cultural change of peace to resolve conflict outside of court, freeing up the court system,” the lawyer said. “People can avoid going to trial and mediation can resolve 80 per cent of cases,” she added. The mediation courses include 230 hours of training. They follow guidelines according to the University Rey Juan Carlos of Madrid.

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Tourist police service office will stay open THE SATE office in Benidorm, run by the National Police to provide a service for foreign tourists who

Coastal clean up AROUND 150 people took part in a coastal clean up along the Orihuela Costa. Organised by the Department of the Coast, Beaches and International Residents, volunteers gathered to clean and remove waste and litter from La Glea and the Rambla de Barranco Rubio. Volunteers came from different points of Orihuela Costa, Orihuela City and the hamlet of Hurchillo, to pick up papers, containers, bottles, glasses and even tyres.

have been victims of crime, will stay open this winter. Local Chief of Police, Juan

Carlos Hernandez confirmed that the Ministry of the Interior has approved the continuation of the office following good results achieved in the first four months of operation. Located in the municipal building Torrejo since May, it aids tourists in their own language including Castilian, English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Finnish and Russian to facilitate the filing of a complaint and report in the case of minor incidents such as theft or losing documents or passports. Previously it has been open from 9am9pm but will operate in the mornings only in CLEAN UP: Volunteers help tidy the coast. the winter months.

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Free AVE tram popular AROUND 25,000 AVE users have travelled on the free tram from Alicante to Benidorm in the first three months of its use, averaging 270 people a day.

EHIC info AN informative talk about health and the health insurance card (EHIC) takes place this morning (Thursday) at 11am for British expatriates at the Playa Flamenca Town Hall.

Integrated A TOTAL of 139 children this summer took part in intercultural and sociocommunity driven projects organised by Orihuela’s Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

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Number of small tourist offices are questioned THE Vega Baja has the second highest number of tourist information offices in Alicante Province. Fourteen tourist centres are distributed across a dozen municipalities with

local government having to bear the cost of maintenance. Besides tourist hotspots like Torrevieja, Guardamar del Segura and Orihuela, the service is proving

costly in smaller towns compared to the number of tourists, with opposition parties calling it a waste of public money. In San Fulgencio (12,400 inhabitants)

New housing in Rabasa FORTY-SIX houses have been finished in Rabasa, Alicante, for social housing. They were built on two parcels of land in the city bought in 2010 through the Valencia Institute of

Housing (IVVSA). Pricing of the three-bedroom homes has benefitted from the housing scheme with local families being given priority to purchase them.

expenses of the tourist office reach around €55,000 per year. In San Miguel de Salinas (6,800 inhabitants) the socialist opposition questions its efficiency, but the mayor insists the service should be kept. Mariola Rodriguez from the Renovación party in Dolores (7,400 inhabitants) said the tourist information office is a waste of money because “barely any visitors come.”


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OOMPAH: Party-goers celebrate the 200-year-old Bier Fest.

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By Mike Walsh THERE were high spirits along the Costas as enthusiasm for German atmosphere and Bavarian beer gripped

the imagination. De Bassus Restaurant at La Zenia on the Costa Blanca was the scene of much oompah. Restaurant staff and party-goers celebrated the 200year-old Oktober Bier Fest, the world’s largest fair staged in Munich. Oktoberfest lasts 17 days TORREVIEJA has marked World Tourism Day and and an estimated six million the theme of ‘Tourism and Water: Protecting our enjoy the occasion. The beer Common Future.’ The Department of Tourism, in is stronger than the average conjunction with the Real Club Nautico de tipple. Those who can’t take Torrevieja organised a range of events. their beer are known as ‘beir leichen’ or beer corpses.

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Caves exhibition A PAINTING exhibition launches in the Sala Mengolero at Cuevas del Rodeo in Rojales by artist Federico Rico. The work is on display Monday to Friday from 9am-3pm.

Arabic festival THE first Arabic Dance and Music Festival takes place in Torrevieja this weekend. It opens tonight (Thursday) at 8.30pm in the municipal theatre involving conferences, dances, classes and competitions.

Pretty windows THIRTY traders attended a course organised by Santa Pola’s Department of Commerce on visual merchandising and windowdressing to improve their business management.

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RBL dedicate standard THE new Standard of District North of The Royal British Legion in Spain has been given a blessing in the church at Mil Palmeras, Pilar de la Horadada. More than 120 people witnessed the Dedication of the Standard which was presented as a gift to the District by the Chairman Chris Wyatt and his wife Peggy. It was received by Keith Carter, District Ceremonial Officer, and Standard Bearer. All

DEDICATION: Standard given religious blessing in Mil Palmeras. Legion Standards are made with the Union Flag

Padron on the go for Camposol CAMPOSOL residents now have a mobile padron service available twice a month. On the first and last Friday of every month, council staff will be on hand at the Camposol Cultural Centre from 10am to noon to help residents sign on the municipal register, obtain printed copies of padron certificates or check the details registered for their household.

in the top left hand corner; symbolic of unity and loyalty to the crown, community and nation.

The royal blue signifies fidelity and the gold band recalls all those who have died in service.

Schools take on gender violence TORREVIEJA’S secondary schools have launched an awareness and prevention of domestic violence campaign, which will run throughout October. Under the motto of ‘United we can react,’ the campaign continues Torrevieja’s commitment to stamping out the social problem. The city first launched such educational programmes in 2004.

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Speculation over future of five-star hotel AS the La Torre Intercontinental Hotel closes for the winter period, there is speculation regarding its future. The five-star hotel on Polaris World’s La Torre Golf Resort has previously closed for winter, but rumours are rife that its closure may extend past the traditional reopening dates as Spanish newspapers question whether it has a future. Internet bookings via the Intercontinental website for next summer are coming up with rooms unavailable, but reservations can be made at the nearby Intercontinental on the Mar Menor.


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Top notes CRESCENDO International Choir performed its first concert of the 2013/2014 season in Pinoso, raising €360 for the Red Cross. Their next concert is in the main square in Dolores on November 2.

Queen rocks QUEEN tribute band Chess is performing at Los Rosales Restaurant on Lemon Tree Road on Saturday in support of AFA Torrevieja to help those with Alzheimer’s. Call 697 501 992 for tickets.

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Young entrepreneurs rewarded in Torrevieja ARENA PARK SL has won first prize in the 10th Young Entrepreneur Competition ‘Ciudad de Torrevieja’. Ten projects were entered into this year’s edition with the judges, including Torrevieja Mayor Eduardo Dolon, unanimously voting for Arena Park to win the €7,000 prize. Directed by Daniel and Eloy Tarazaga, the company offers children’s

entertainment, games, catering and extracurricular activities for schools. Five other companies, headed by young entrepreneurs were also awarded €1,000. The purpose of the award, part of the promotion of active employment policies of Torrevieja, is to encourage the creation of new companies

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FUN NETWORKING: Businesspeople got up close and personal in The Photo Lounge.

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IT was time to turn passion into promotion as the first Business Networking Cocktail Party got under way. Gina Marks from GM Promotions, who organised the event at Fairways Chill-Out Bar and Restaurant in Villamartin, said: “It was a huge success at connecting new faces to put new business into place here on the costas. It proved to be very beneficial to many local and corporate businesspeople looking forward to creating more opportunities to improve business

and boost the economy.” With profitable piña coladas, business B52s and motivating mojitos on offer, The Photo Lounge España added extra flashes to the evening as the businesses mixed and mingled in the photo booth to capture on camera the fun of the evening.

The next event will be held in Moraira at Cafe del Mar on Wednesday November 6 at 6.30pm. For details see Facebook ‘GM Promotions’ or call 634 399 125.

Breast cancer awareness TO mark breast cancer awareness month, we are looking for inspirational ladies to share their stories of survival with our readers. So if you have battled, or are currently undergoing treatment

for breast cancer and would like to inspire and help other ladies then we would like to hear from you. Call Gemma on 636 947 846 or email gemma.quinn@euroweeklynews.com


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Medcare supports diabetes drive with €1 tests MEDCARE, the British GP practice in Spain, is throwing its support behind the biggest ever diabetes awareness campaign in the UK by offering blood tests to screen for the disease for a nominal cost of €1. The tests, which usually cost €25, can be booked at the low price during the two weeks the UK campaign is running. Said Dr Najma Hussain from Medcare: “We are pleased to support the UK campaign and provide cut-price screening for expats who may see the

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Charity sailing MORE than €1,500 has been raised for Help at Home from a race day held by the Sailing Association Mar Menor (SAMM) off the waters of the Mar Menor.

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campaign messages in the UK media but have no way of accessing a GP for testing even if they feel they are at AGE CONCERN Costa risk.” Calida’s annual Black The UK campaign, launched this and White Ball held at week, is being run by the charity Bar La Sal, Puerto de Diabetes UK in conjunction with Mazarron, raised more supermarket giant Tesco. than €1,200 for the The £2-million drive is urging all charity. those at high risk of Type 2 diabetes to see their GP to get a blood test, and aims to make everyone aware of the main risk factor of Type 2 diabetes – THE regional parliament being over 40, having a large waist and building in Cartagena is being black or South hosting an exhibition of Asian. photographs of Francisco To book an Salzillo’s sculptures. The appointment at €1 exhibition can be seen contact Medcare on from 10am-2pm until next 966 860 258 or email Tuesday. doctors@medcare spain.com. Please quote promotion code GUARDAMAR DEL SEGURA TESCO. The campaign the error can be has opened a new pier in ends on October 6. considered as an the port area, expanding Read more about infringement of the Data the service provided to diabetes at Protection Law as the small vessels and fishing www.medcarespain. users’ personal boats. com information could have been exposed. The problem, said to have affected several countries including Spain, ON October 9 you can enjoy a night of live Rock ‘n’ Roll was solved shortly after with ‘Woody & The Peckers’ at El Alto La Dolores users raised the alarm Restaurante, Guardamar. Tickets are €10 and include a on different social BBQ meal. networking websites. For ticket details, please call 692 866 536.

Google reported for possible personal data leak CONSUMERS association FACUA has reported internet giant Google to the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) for a failure in its instant messaging services. The malfunction caused users to receive messages they were not supposed to while operating with Google’s Hangouts and Gtalk apps. According to FACUA,

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Antiques fair AN antiques fair went ahead as planned at the IFEPA exhibition centre in Torre Pacheco, despite an earlier fire which damaged the roof of one of the pavilions.

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Search resumes for underwater heritage THE second season of surveying the waters off Tabarca Island has begun.

Alicante’s MARQ archaeological museum is behind the programme which runs for two weeks combing

Classic cars NEARLY 140 classic cars and 300 people from across Spain arrived in Orihuela to mark the third National Meeting of Classic Cars.

Water route BETWEEN 800 and 1,000 people took part in the Water Route organised by Orihuela’s Department of Tourism to mark World Tourism Day.

ZUMBA TIME: Participants will be hoping to top last year’s event.

All day dance fun THE third annual Zumbathon with Cindy van Asperen takes place on Sunday at Casa La Pedrera. The non-stop dancing event starts at 10am to raise money for the AECC cancer charity. Owner of Casa La Pedrera, Jenni Ray, said: “We have raised over €6,000 to date so it is certainly a worthwhile

event. Cindy’s partner has been fighting cancer so this cause is particularly personal for her.” There will be live entertainment from 1pm, followed by a tea dance with cream tea. For more information see www.thingstodoinspain.info or call Jenni on 660 816 620.

new areas of the marine reserve to survey the underwater archaeological heritage of the province. Last year a Roman anchor was amongst the items recovered.

Fashion and trade for charity A FASHION show and trade fair takes place on Friday, October 11, from 11am at Cheers Bar, Eagles Nest in support of AFECANCER supporting families with cancer. Health and beauty treatments will be available for €5 as well as craft and gift stalls. Tickets for the fashion show, starting at midday, cost €2 including a complimentary cava reception and canapés. For more information contact Teresa on 687 427 686.

NEWS DEBRA’S double anniversary TOMORROW (Friday) the DEBRA charity shop in La Marina will be having a double celebration as they mark the 20th anniversary of DEBRA Spain and the sixth year of opening the store in Centro Comercial Consum, Urbanisation La Marina. DEBRA helps ‘butterfly children’ suffering from the rare genetic condition Epidermolysis Bullosa and their families. Customers old and new are invited to celebrate the anniversary with them as they will be serving free tea, coffee and homemade cakes between 10.30am-2pm.


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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 claimed.

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Fresh start FORTY-SEVEN per cent of employees in the Valencian Community expect to find new jobs in the near future, compared with the national average of 40 per cent.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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.

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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.

Under house arrest

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.

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

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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.

Big spenders

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.

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.

Forced down

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 other 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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New financial adviser appointed FIDUCIARY WEALTH MANAGEMENT has announced the appointment of Donald Johnston as its local financial adviser on the Costa Blanca Donald has been working as a financial adviser in the wealth management sector in the UK since 1987. He is fully qualified, holding the Diploma in Financial Planning with the CII (Chartered Insurance Institute). In a career spanning

PCN charity shop reopens IT has been nearly a month since the PCN charity shop closed down at Playa Flamenca beach due to extension work. The doors will be open again on Monday at 10am so pop down and grab yourself 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 and if you need any more information, please contact Chris on 650 695 482.

ADVERTISING works! DON’T take our word for it, listen to what our advertisers say. Vincent Ware of Andalucia Glass and Steel said: “I am extremely happy with the response we have had since we advertised with the Euro Weekly News. After just two weeks of our campaign we have had 15 customers approach us as a direct result. With a response like that, we would definitely recommend the EWN to any business looking to be a success.”

24 years in financial services he specialises in retirement, investment and tax planning solutions. He has worked for Abbey Life Assurance Ltd for 10 years and was

subsequently invited to join the St James’s Place Partnership (formerly J. Rothschild Assurance) where he ran his own practice for 14 years. Donald who is looking forward to providing

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To arrange a private consultation with him please call him on 674 632 219.

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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

CU RR EN CI ES

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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

-0.44 -0.43 -0.25 -0.64 -0.40 -0.85 -0.44 -0.50 -0.17 -0.20 -2.44 -0.11 -0.43 -3.30 -0.34 +0.35 -1.07 +0.11 +0.50 +3.30 +0.36 -0.84 -0.34 -0.42 -0.30 -0.17 -0.67 -0.51

-0.36% -0.56% -0.73% -0.54% -0.48% -0.69% -1.85% -0.84% -0.20% -0.82% -1.50% -0.14% -1.84% -1.73% -0.39% +0.67% -1.09% +0.23% +1.53% +4.69% +1.26% -1.08% -0.88% -0.49% -0.27% -0.24% -1.41% -0.26%

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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NET VOLUME 122.84 915.19 13.02 49.45 51.39 40.87 733.35 3.95 260.31 88.59

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0.95 29.14% 0.68 19.71% 2.35 18.36% 1.56 16.94% 0.93 16.43% 1.66 11.96% 1.78 11.27% 1.29 10.63% 0.35 10.45% 1.45 9.50% 0.30 9.23%

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

3.31 23.90% 1.26 15.42% 0.69 14.68% 2.58 10.72% 1.81 9.78% 0.24 8.30% 1.96 6.71% 0.56 6.51% 0.14 5.93% 1.40 5.92% 0.13 5.70%

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

% C H G. -0.82 -0.68 -1.88 -1.10 -1.40 0.12 -2.10 -0.45 -2.41 -0.88 -1.15 -0.70 -1.36 -0.74 -1.00 -0.92 -1.29 -1.37 -1.07 -0.61 -0.97 -1.02 -0.98 -1.30 -0.79 -1.16 -1.90 -1.62 -0.15 -0.68 -1.38 -0.72 1.23 -1.06 -0.86 -1.13 -0.91 -1.73 -1.61 -0.47 -2.12 -0.92 -1.83 -0.21 -0.77 -1.37 -0.48 -0.94 -1.76 -0.45 0.28 -1.10 -0.76 -1.33 -0.11 -0.12 -2.05 0.54 0.18 -2.09 -1.25 -0.76 -0.69 0.03 0.47 -0.63 -1.94 -0.89 2.09 -0.04 -0.59 -1.72

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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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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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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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?

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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.

BBC4/ 8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm Timothy Spall: All at Sea 9:00pm Heritage! The Battle for Britain's Past

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Foreign aid begins at home Discovering the importance of lending a helping hand

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NSWERING my door to a young Polish woman, she told me she desperately needed internet access. Having no idea where the nearest Wi-Fi location was, she asked if she could use mine. I was happy to oblige. I was reminded of the many Mike Walsh times I have asked locals for assistance when in their countries. Their generosity of Mike Walsh. Based in Mediterranean Spain, is spirit has taught me some great an international journalist, author and life lessons. Arriving late at Italy’s Bergamo professional writer. Airport and having picked up the hire car, it dawned on me that budget airlines tell lies. The kissed ‘nearby hotel’ I had booked was a his girlfriend ‘ciao’ and invited us to perplexing few spaghetti junctions follow him. It was a difficult route but we distant. At night, faced by a bewildering reached our hotel. The teenager refused series of meaningless signs and caught the well-deserved €10 I offered. up in a maelstrom of fast moving traffic, my As a youngster, I had on several son and I were soon out of our depth. occasions used my old car to tour “I will ask this couple,” I said. I had Europe. Looking for an address in spotted Romeo and Juliet whispering Munich, I asked a young soldier for sweet nothings to each other by their directions. Realising he was not making Vespa scooter. My son could not get over much sense, he jumped in our car and it when, without a qualm, the youngster guided us there. Munich is about the

COMING TOGETHER: Learning that we too can reap the rewards to be found in helping others.

same size as Greater Manchester, the journey took nearly half an hour. He was happy to oblige without payment. When in Latvia, both Russians and Latvians couldn’t do enough to help when I needed advice. It sometimes seems to me that, by helping others, we too become happier. I could never fault the native Africans. No matter how much my request inconvenienced those I asked assistance of, their reward seemed to be their

satisfaction at having helped a stranger in trouble. In Japan, a cinema manager realised that we young sailors could not afford the entrance fee. He invited us to take our seats free of charge. We couldn’t understand the movie but we understood the lesson. I found the Germans the friendliest of all. In a remote part of Bavaria, we were horrified when steam began to issue from under the car bonnet. Coming to our assistance a youngster got us to a garage where, free of charge, the thermostat was dumped, the gasket replaced and all was well. Again, I offered payment, which was refused. He did give me a little advice: “Pay me by offering assistance to any foreigner who needs you in your country.” It was a lesson I have never forgotten. I have paid for that car repair and other acts of kindness many times, by assisting others in need of a kindly gesture.


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ILD spin, always detectable from the Zarzuela Palace, went into overdrive in April last year. This followed the King of Spain’s disastrous elephantshooting trip. Juan Carlos, now 75, has always had a roving eye but discretion ruled until he broke his hip in Botswana. That was when the press broke its silence regarding his elephant-shooting companion, Princess Corinna zu SaynWittgenstein. A nation that kills bulls for sport cannot criticise a monarch who shoots elephants, but the lavish trip and the fair Corinna were redolent of other unloved Borbons. Juan Carlos is not responsible for his son-in-law’s involvement in alleged misuse of public funds, but Iñaki Urdangarin casts a long shadow and the king’s popularity ratings have slipped inexorably. Coinciding with the king’s recovery from spinal surgery, the Zarzuela wanted to show him back on form and raring to go. The strategy faltered early on when, following his mediation

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A different tack THE central government in Madrid is soft-pedalling, not backpedalling, over Cataluña. Mariano Rajoy and his team are reviewing a new financial model for the region. It’s not an independence referendum and it’s not constitutional change, but the way to an autonomy’s heart is always through its pocket.

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with Morocco, a convicted paedophile was released from jail along with other pardoned Spanish prisoners. Juan Carlos has since needed another operation - his fifth in

18 months - and will be out of circulation for months. Spin is not a tradition in Spain where the demolishing thrust of the estocada is still preferred to manipulating public opinion. And in Juan Carlos’s situation no amount of spin can deflect the stab-wound inflict that now-mentioned word, abdication.

WHEN the Costa Concordia cruise ship ran aground, its captain Francesco Schettino left before most of the passengers. He now blames the helmsman although whatever happens to a ship is ultimately the captain’s fault. No-one knows this better than 78-year-old Apostolos Mangouras, captain of the Prestige. He remained aboard until the last possible moment after the stormstricken tanker began to break up in November 2002. He wanted to take the ship to port to contain the inevitable oil

spill but was told to put out to sea. The order came from the Interior Minister of the day, one Mariano Rajoy, a decision that precipitated Spain’s worst-ever environmental catastrophe. Eleven years later, Mangouras now awaits sentencing for the disaster. The buck stops with the captain as Apostolos Mangouras knows. Although he has also learnt that politics will sink any ship.

Diversion backfires THE Noos corruption case centring on Iñaki Urdangarin could have gone to Valencia’s Upper Court of Justice (TSJV), owing to the involvement of Valencian politicians Francisco Camps and Rita Barbera. The TSJV rejected the Prosecution Office’s attempts to offload the case on them. It sees no evidence of wrongdoing, it said, bouncing the case back to Mallorca’s implacable judge, Jose Castro. Someone, somewhere could be disappointed.


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BIGGER, fuller, bolder brows are the ‘it’ trend for this autumn, according to many on beauty forums. “Eyebrows are a major focal point; like that statement accessory or perfect red lips, a freshly groomed and

Some air-fresheners bad for your health SOME household air-fresheners 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 including 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.

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Divas of decadence or just dressing up? Are children growing up

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HERE has been much press coverage lately about child beauty pageants. First, France announced plans to ban them for promoting ‘hyper-sexualisation’ of minors. Next, child abuse charity Kidscape condemned them while mother-of-six Natalia Adlington from Liverpool claimed that, far from forcing her children to grow up too fast, they prepared them for adult life. Whilst I agree child beauty pageants come over as creepy - tots teetering down the catwalk in full make-up and bikini or BAN: France opposes child beauty pageants.

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Netmums, that childhood is over for many by the age of 12. More than two-thirds of its users complained kids are under pressure www.euroweeklynews.com/columnists/nora-johnson to grow up too fast - girls made to ball-gown - is the other worry about their appearance and boys end of the spectrum pushed into ‘macho’ behaviour too early. any better? Doesn’t this speak more about Netmums By this, I mean users’ desire to keep their children ‘children’ the findings a few long after their natural progression into months back of adolescence? We tend to forget that the the parenting concept of ‘childhood’ is a relatively modern website one. In agricultural and industrial society,

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Are we going to lose BBC TV?

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Women’s wit

1813: Intertribal Indian leader Tecumseh is defeated at the Battle of the Thames near Ontario, Canada. 1871: A two-day fire kills between 200 and 300 people and destroys 17,450 buildings in Chicago. 1908: The Dual Monarchy of Austria-Hungary annexes Bosnia and Herzegovina. 1927: The sculpting of granite images of four American presidents begin on the face of Mount Rushmore. 1932: Iraq wins independence after 17 years of British, and centuries of Ottoman, rule. 1940: A German air raid on London during the Second World War pierces the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral. 1947: American President Harry Truman gives the first-ever presidential speech on TV. 1952: Britain successfully tests its first atomic bomb at the Monte Bello Islands, off the northwest coast of Australia. 1957: The Soviet Union launches Sputnik, the world’s first artificial satellite. 1967: Marxist revolutionary Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara is executed by Bolivian armed forces. 1989: The Dalai Lama is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his non-violent campaign to end the Chinese domination of Tibet. 1990: East and West Germany come together on Union Day a year after the destruction of the Berlin Wall. 1995: Former American football star OJ Simpson is acquitted of double murder. 2003: Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes Governor of California. 2011: Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs dies.

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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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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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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

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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.

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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?”

Excellent: 34

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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Create the life you desire and deserve

ELCOME to your forecast for October. Each month I write about how the moon cycles, numerology and major arcana tarot cards connected to the current month affect you. By understanding these influences, you are more able to move forward to create the life you desire and deserve. Read on for more info... Encounter new horizons with the number one: October is the 10th month of the year. This month is all about overcoming self doubt and developing a new sense of inner confidence. Be brave, daring and courageous as you pursue your goals! Use your natural leadership abilities to initiate new projects, relationships and ideas. Go for what you want in all areas of your life and believe in your own power to create a great future. The number one is helping you to put yourself first, to recognise your own needs and develop more self awareness. If you encounter challenges along the path this month, simply recognise them as a gift to help you recognise exactly what you want and need in all areas of your life.

Get in tune with the moon: the new moon on the October 4 is ruled by the sign of Libra, which brings the focus to your relationships. Developing a strong network of supportive relationships is vital in order for you to flourish. Libra is helping you to create balance in all your relationships. Allow the Venusian energy from this sign to gently guide you to the right people at the right time so that you can easily fulfil your By Sally Trotman desires. The full moon www.sallytrotman.com in Aries on October 18 Based in Mallorca, Sally Trotman is a is helping you to create DRAW AN ACE: Get the feeling that anything is possible. qualified Counsellor who works with Astrology, Numerology and the Tarot. Each a life that inspires and month she will deliver the forecast as an intuitive tool to aid increased self excites you! Draw on this month. Leave the Discover how the numbers in your awareness. the fiery energy of this past behind and know date of birth, and placement of the moon to guide you that now is the time to planets at your time of birth, influence forward fearlessly. fly free. You can attract whatever you your relationships, career, health and Draw an ace! In the tarot deck each want into your life now. The challenges home life. card is linked to a number. All the aces, are waning, the lessons are being I hold one-hour sessions in Palma, Wheel of Fortune and Card of learned and now is the time to seize your Mallorca and in Watford, UK. Sessions Judgement are linked to the number destiny. can also be held via Skype, telephone one. The combination of these cards will Would you like to receive a more and email. Please contact me to book in bring a feeling that anything is possible personalised astrological forecast? for your personalised forecast.


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Authentic Italian dining in Benimar Restaurant just over the road. This Italian neighbour soon built up its own crowd of regular customers enjoying the authentic Italian cuisine on offer. The extensive menu created by the talented Italian chef boasts over 20 pizzas, a range of soups, salads and starters including bruschettas and carpaccio. The pasta is homemade and served with your choice of tasty sauce, but for serious meat eaters try the mixed grill or grilled fillet steak with a mushroom, red wine or

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SITTING outside on the spacious terrace, enjoying a plate of antipasta, some freshly made stone baked pizza and a glass or two or wine, you could be mistaken for thinking you are in Italy. But you don’t need to go all the way to Italy for the experience; Rialto, nestled in the heart of Benimar near Benijofar, offer diners the authentic Italian taste. Having opened over seven years ago, Rialto is owned by Dilbag Singh who also owns the popular Taj Mahal Indian

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pepper cream sauce. A special children’s menu is also available. The restaurant is spacious and comfortable with a large upstairs function room complete with its own bar and

access to two roof terraces. It offers the perfect space for private parties and celebrations and can host up to 80 people. Rialto will work with you to create the perfect party for any occasion and staff are

RIALTO: Enjoy the best Italian food in a spacious and comfortable restaurant. available to offer help and advice in meeting your requirements. You can also enjoy some al fresco dining on the extensive outside patio area with the waiting staff happy to attend to your every need.


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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

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FESTIVE TREATS: Shelves stocked. David explained that the most important thing at Iceland is keeping 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 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 elsewhere.” Keely Richie 37 said: “I mainly shop for cereals and frozen goods. It’s convenient to get the stuff the kids like and sometimes 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 for 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 offer me Christmas pudding. Now I often buy them at Iceland to share with my family here in Spain.”

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Serrano ham reaches a new dimension MOLECULAR gastronomy chef, Ferran Adria aims at

reinventing the way people eat Serrano ham in a new project. The Michelin starwinning chef has teamed up with Serrano ham producer Joselito to open a culinary laboratory to make the most of the renowned Spanish appetiser. Joselito Lab is a virtual kitchen accessible from any computer, tablet or mobile phone with 40 recipes available in 12 languages. Among the dishes offered, users can find bold proposals like hambutter filled cherries, and Adria’s homage to Japanese nigiri sushi in the shape of a croquette topped with a slice of ham. All these recipes, available in video

SERRANO HAM: The cornerstone of Spanish gastronomy.

format, have been created in cooperation with the team of the prestigious restaurant elBulli, where Adria worked as its head chef and mastermind until its closure in 2011. This has greatly influenced Joselito Lab’s style, with cutting-edge

ideas like infusing olive oil with Serrano ham flavour to add an extra touch to salads. Joselito Lab is an open project that pretends to encompass ideas from professional and amateur chefs in order to expand its existing menu.


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When did birthday celebrations become so complicated?

WICE each year I face my ultimate trial by the two most discerning of customers. Get it right and I can breathe a sigh of relief until the following year, get it wrong and my value both as a mother and event organiser plummet into an abyss of silent reprimand and disappointment. Failure in the kids’ birthday game is not an option. Over the years, we’ve had Ariel, Cinderella, Pirates and magicians to entertain the jury of expectant kids; once in an emergency I even had to resort to putting on the Snow White costume myself when the bonafide version fell through. The kids were highly sceptical and rightly pointed out that Snow White was not blonde and she was supposed to be the fairest in the land. When princesses no longer reigned supreme, mass sleepovers replaced them, although I

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use the term ‘sleep’ in the loosest possible sense, since there was not much shut-eye for anyone. The bar for kids’ birthday parties these days is set so high, I think I was less stressed about my wedding.

FORGOTTEN: When a Victoria sponge was enough. So it came as a huge relief when my 10-year-old daughter said she did not want a birthday party this year. Instead she wanted to do something ‘fun’ with her family and her best friend. Once I’d finished doing cartwheels across the floor, I put my thinking cap on. How to create a special day that would stand out from others? Fortunately, living in Mallorca, we are spoiled for choice and we ended up taking the little troupe to Marineland in Portals, where

we spent the day seeing some impressive shows of sea lions, dolphins and parrots. The veritable icing on the birthday cake was the added option of an ‘encounter with dolphins’, where you can spend some 40 minutes in the water with Sacha the dolphin learning how these mammals are trained and trying out some fishincentivised tricks. Beaming little faces proved that I’d passed the test this year.

As a finale to the day, we then went to the nearby Savannah Beach restaurant, and while we were tucking into a feast of a barbecue the kids were entertained by the hugely popular waterslide that sits on the side of the restaurant. A perfect day, with no goody bags to pack, no party games to organise and no mess. One down and one to go, I am now hoping her younger sister will also opt for a simplified celebration this year. When did birthdays become so complicated? When I was young, a hastily concocted Victoria sponge and a sing-song was enough. Maybe I am overcompensating - still I’m a long way off from the couple who hit the headlines this summer by spending £70,000 on their twins’ first birthday. Now that really sets the stakes too high.


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Classic kittie quotes from some feline fans... “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

MORE literary commentaries on cats. Suitable for pasting up on the office or kitchen wall, using as a tag line in your email, or wrapping fish in.

“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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“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 “One cat just leads to another.” - Ernest Hemingway For your local radio frequency log onto www.talkradioeurope.com


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HEN buying new fruit trees, bushes or plants for your garden or wondering why some of the existing ones aren’t doing too well, recognise that success factors include the following: Location Choose the types of fruit that are best grown in your area. What will grow down by the sea may struggle on a frosty inland valley. Garden microclimate If you want to grow subtropical/tropical fruit, ensure that you have developed warm sheltered places in the garden for each season of the year. Plant what family likes to eat Think about types and how much you can eat or use for cooking. Right choice Type is especially important with oranges and mandarins where there are early, mid season and

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Gardening Corner By Spain’s best known expatriate gardening author living in Spain for 25 years.

SHAPE THE FLOWERING BUDS: Let air into the centre and increase the size of the fruit. late varieties. Plant selection Ensure they are 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-centimetredeep 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


HOMES & GARDENS 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 over- wintering 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 cooperative. Eyes open Act if you spot signs of pest or fungal attacks. Patience The priority for a new

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tree is to develop a root structure that can support growth. Develop fruit buds and

fruit. Remove fruits for a couple of years. Storage Freeze, make jam, wine and dry fruit. 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.

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Mexican and Nordic buyers off to Canaries BUYERS from Mexico and the Nordic countries are boosting the property market on the Canary Islands. They join German, British, and more recently Russian buyers attracted by a property market that is giving signals of recovery thanks to these international buyers. Property transactions on the Canary Islands have increased by 16.2 per cent between April and June this year. Mexican buyers especially focus on the tourism property market, that is to say, the buying of hotels and residential complexes that do not necessarily have to be in a difficult economic situation. Meanwhile, Nordic buyers go the

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Canary Islands attracted by its climate and scenery. “They want to be able to enjoy

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Right time to build as 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 â‚Ź161.50 per square metre; the lowest levels since 2004. According to the latest data from the Ministry of Development, yearon-year the price of land registered a drop despite their

quarter-on-quarter appreciation of 2.7 per cent. 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. Urban land prices also fell by 24.8 per cent in the towns with between 1,000 and 5,000 inhabitants, by 19.8 per cent in those with 5,000 to 10,000 inhabitants and by 11.7 per cent in towns with 10,000 to 50,000 residents.


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Russians has come as a result of Spain’s new law granting visas to non European Union citizens who invest in property worth more than €500,000. This gives them automatic residency for as long as they own the property. Previously, visas were only valid for up to 90 days to non EU citizens. According to the Ministry of Development during the second quarter of the year, 3,543 property transactions were completed by foreigners while Andalucia recorded 2,363 and Malaga 1,771. In the Valencia Province, the favourite destination for Russian, British, Belgian and Norwegian nationals is Orihuela followed by Torrevieja.


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channels which did move, Channel 5 was probably the most important and we can use Channel 5 as a guide to what may happen in the future. Astra 2E is the next satellite due to launch, it should have gone up in July but the launch was delayed by the explosion of the Proton rocket on the preceding launch from the launch site at Baikonur Cosmodrome. The best estimate I can find at present is for a launch date of around now. If they do manage to launch then this would be followed by a six to 10 week testing period before the channel migration process starts, so the earliest we should see any

change would then be November of this year. What’s the outcome going to be? There are a few suppositions here and as always we can never be certain of the outcome until the new satellite is actually broadcasting. But given that the satellite is built by the same manufacturer, is due to broadcast from the same location at 28.2º and shows identical footprint maps as the 2F satellite which went up last year, it would be reasonable to assume that the coverage will be similar. Effectively this would mean that if you live in an

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off a huge amount of vapour which and efficient, wall-mounted Norwegian has plentiful stock so install them now convector heater. It could be used as an and be happy in the knowledge that causes black mould. “This brings us to electric. Until we individual room heater, or as part of a when winter arrives you won’t be cold. If you are limited for wall space, we are started Neater Heater the options were complete integrated system. The rest, as awful. You either bought Jell-filled they say, is history and four years down able to offer custom designed brackets to heaters that were as expensive as a the road Tony and Richard are making enable the heater to be used freestanding and to be moved around your central heating system to buy, or cheap - NEATER HEATERS available to us all. The time to buy heaters is before they house to suit. You can now choose but mostly inefficient - heaters that would make your electric meter wheel spin like are needed, so you can get what you between wall-mounted options or mobile helicopter rotors. There was nothing want without compromise. Neater Heater versions. affordable, economical and effective available in Spain. For more information We know, believe us, we Email: info@neaterheater.es Web:www.neaterheater.es Tel: 634 312 171 looked.” NEATER HEATER DISTRUBUTORS: COSTA BLANCA SOUTH / COSTA CALIDA But sometimes in life luck BENIJOFAR: Vincent Real Estate Tel. 966 712 440 plays a strange hand. It was NORTH TORREVIEJA: For home inspections call Colin Tel. 636 537 338 while Tony was looking for a TORREVIEJA: S J & A. Digital Tel. 966 319 253 heater for his son’s bedroom BLUE LAGOON: The Electrical Shop (Euronics) Tel. 966 188 169 that, quite by chance, he PLAYA FLAMENCA: Buster’s Bar Tel. 678 063 268 saw a heater in a house he SOUTH TORREVIEJA: For home inspections call Edmund Tel. 966 765 552 was doing some mainteBALSICAS/SAN JAVIER: Sierra Golf Tel. 968 018 257 nance jobs in and it fit the SAN JAVIER DFS Spain Tel. 968 334 194 bill perfectly. It was a neat MAZARRON Camposol B: La Red Solutions (Mapfre) Tel. 968 199 025


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Alfa Romeo returns to lightweight coupes

UPDATED: This special model highlights the sporty side of the original model.

New BMW with sporty design BMW Motorrad has unveiled the BMW R 1200 R ‘DarkWhite’ special model motorbike, an update of the 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 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.

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 mid-engined 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.

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 combinedcycle 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 Don’t take a chance! Don’t break the law! are grouped together on Take the hassle out of the tunnel console, re-registering your including the buttonvehicle onto operated TCT transmission Spanish plates selector. We endeavour to better any genuine quotation Composite bucket seats 490 Euro + Road Tax + CO2 and aluminium pedals emission tax if applicable complete the minimalistic, Alan 662 249 159 drive-focused cabin. www.replatematecostablanca.com

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 fourcylinder turbo engine which, thanks to its aluminium block, is 22 kilos lighter than the engine that powers the Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV. Turbo-

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EUROGOLF played their first team game of the season earlier this month at La Marquesa Golf Course. In first place were Malcolm Foskett, Stan Low, Cindi Green and Jan Shorley with 85 points, followed by the team of David Gregson, Dave King, Mike Gillett and Peter (82) and the team of Vince Tocker, Mike Mitchell, Brian Heard and Eamonn Devine (79) on countback in third. Nearest the pins went to Steve Darlington, Gloria Manning, Ian Turner and Chris Stanley. Gold Division winner on Tuesday, September 24, was Bill Martin with 39 points, followed by Steve Yoxall (35) in second and Keith Wright (34) in third. Silver Division was won by Alan Venables (37), followed by Tony Stanley (31) and Harry Armstrong (30) in third. Franz Brendt (39) was the winner of the Bronze Division, with Angelika Berndt (37) in second, followed by Jan Shortley (36)in third. Nearest pins went to Ian R Pegg, Ken Brett, Alan Venables and Bill Martin.

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. FOOTBALL Last weekend, Aston Villa and WBA pulled off terrific and unexpected wins over the Manchester clubs, beating City (3-2) and United (2-1) respectively. The Baggies last won at Old Trafford in 1978 (remember that 5-3 victory) and as a result it’s the worst-ever PL start for the Reds. Arsenal won at

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conquerors of Celtic meet St Johnstone, Aberdeen visit Motherwell and Inverness CT oppose Dundee United. England’s women are bang on course for the 2015 World Cup after resounding wins in their first two qualifiers. They beat Belarus 6-0 and Turkey 8-0 There were also qualifying wins for Wales 1-0 v Belarus and Scotland 7-0 over Bosnia. England meet Wales in their next game. And last Sunday, Liverpool Ladies beat Bristol Academy 2-0 to clinch the Women’s Super League title.

Swansea 2-1, Cardiff defeated Fulham by the same score - their first away win in the top flight since 1961 - Rickie Lambert netted his 200th career League goal in Southampton’s 2-0 win over Crystal Palace, Hull pipped West Ham 1-0, Norwich won by a single goal at Stoke, Luis Suarez MOTOGP scored twice in Liverpool’s Marquez, 3-1 win over bottom club fellow Sunderland and the London showdown finished Spurs 1 Chelsea 1. In Spain’s La Liga, only 11,975 fans saw Almeria lose 2-0 at home to Barcelona (Messi on target, again) as out of sorts Real Madrid GOLF - Peter Uihlein were beaten 1-0 (USA) equalled the by Atletico European Tour record with a round of 60 at Madrid. the Dunhill Links There’ll Championship. He be an missed his final putt Edinburgh by an inch, denying derby in the him a score of Scottish LC 59. quarter-finals when Hibs play Hearts. Morton,

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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 and Surrey have been relegated from the First Division of the County Championship, replaced by Lancashire and Northants. Surrey batsman Dominic Sibley, aged 18 years and 221 days, became the youngest batsman ever to score a double century in first-class County cricket when he amassed 242 against Yorkshire in the final game of the season. Sibley was at the crease for 599 minutes (virtually 10 hours), faced 536 balls and hit two sixes and 24 fours.

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THE Fairwayz Golf Society played at Alenda Golf course with more than 30 players. In first place was Bob McShane with 34 points, followed by Iris Cleaver (33) on countback from Norman Padmore (33) in third. Nearest the pins went to Bill Howie and Bob McShane. The next tournament takes place today at Vistabella.

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Rockets zoom to Alicante THE Rockets Golf Society played at the Ray Battiste memorial Trophy earlier this month at Alicante Golf Course. Merv Williams, won the gold category with 36 points and took the trophy, followed by Les Yates (31) in second position and Rodney smith (28) in third. The silver position was won by Ken Hopkings (32) followed by Ron Chambers (27) in second place and Alan Brooker (25) in third. For more information contact Ron Nicholson on 678 849 142.

TMGS results THE Members Golf Society played at Villamartin. Winner for the Gold Division was Darren Hancock with 35 points, followed by John Mellor (34) in second and Captain Mick Kennedy (34) in third. The Silver Division was won by Robbie Rae (39), followed by Olga Haubner (38) and Audrey Mellor (34) in third place. For more information go to www.tmgs.org or call the Match Secretary on 966 719 604.

New team takes the points SATURDAY saw the new juniors team of Racing Playas de Orihuela representing the Orihuela Costa area in the Valencian Federacion league play their first game. The club is mainly made up of two former clubs joining forces Orihuela Costa Cadetes and Orihuela Costa CF. The new look team got off to a bright start. But against the run of play it was home side Benijofar who took the lead when a quick

counter attack saw Benijofar score on 23 minutes. The second half saw Benijofar have more possession due to a confidence boost from their goal lead but still Racing looked the more dangerous and likely to score with tough tackling and accurate passing from Racing midfielders Glen Lawton, Said and Farid Boulkab, and the pace out on the flanks of Broadway and Antonio. On the 53rd minute great

GREAT START: Racing score two against Benijofar. play and control from Nico Garcia saw him pick out Sam Broadway to score the first goal in the club’s history to bring the score level 1-1. Garcia didn’t let up and continually looked a threat against a nervous home defence and on 70 minutes struck what could be already the goal of the season to

the delight of the travelling fans and to give Racing a 2-1 lead and the win.


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IN first place with 50 points in the El Plantio 2 Golf Society competition was Frank Stanhope, followed by Ray Housley (54) on count back from Martin Rickman. The next competition will be the Yearly Battiste Trophy contest. It will be held on Tuesday October 1 at El Plantio. To participate call Ian Henderson on 966 716 616 or mobile 636 116 230.

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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 to double their points tally 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.

ABRUPT END: Mazarron failed to capitalise on their 2-0 lead.

Fine start is over MAZARRON’S fine start to the season came to an abrupt end when they failed to capitalise on a 2-0 lead and, in the end, were well beaten by CD Juvenia. Mazarron took the lead after just five minutes when Pescao ran on to a fine through ball from Alcaraz and slotted the ball past the advancing keeper. Mazarron continued to press forward and, after 20 minutes, Mazarron increased their lead. Chema was fouled on the edge of the penalty area and Tico’s perfectly

flighted free kick nestled in the net. However, poor defending by Mazarron allowed the home side back into the game three minutes before half time. CD Juvenia equalised after 54 minutes after a goalmouth scramble and they took the lead for the first time after 70 minutes. In the final minutes, an error by the usually dependable Juan Andreu made the final score 4-2 in favour of the home team. Next game, at home to Sangonera La Verde, is on Sunday, kick off 5.30 pm.

BBVA LEAGUE - 1ª Division

Champions League

Europa League

Relegation

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D

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GF

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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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