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Angry dog owner fined A VELEZ-MALAGA man has been sentenced to pay a €180 fine after he insulted two Local Police officers when they asked him to put a muzzle on his dog.

Cheap rent SAVINGS BANK La Caixa will provide six houses under special rental provisions for people at risk of social exclusion in Benagalbon. Those to benefit from the scheme will pay a rent of between €85 and €150 per month.

No tax rise NERJA COUNCIL will not raise local taxes next year, Councillor for Finance Antonio Villasclaras has announced.

Charity concert THE Calderon de la Barca theatre in Motril is hosting a charity event for the benefit of Acompalia tomorrow (Friday) at 9pm. Tickets are €10 and can be bought by calling 664 776 251.

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Red tide disaster Fishing families face bleak future A RED TIDE is putting the futures of 100 fishing families at stake. A large concentration of aquatic micro-organisms, known as a ‘red

European Union (EU) regulations prevent the harvesting of shellfish when a red tide affects the fishing waters. The reason is that the algal bloom may produce poisons which are absorbed by shellfish. When eaten, infected shellfish can cause severe poisoning and even death. More than 100 Malaga families depend on the 80-boat fleet. Overall the La Caleta fishing industry has seen an 85 per cent fall in profits since the summer, when the red tide started. Fishermen’s guild representative Jose Luis Guerrero confirmed that some people have already sold their boats. “Our future is at stake,” he said. A NEW tourist office has opened in the historical centre of Velez-Malaga The fishing ban featuring a unique relic of Moorish times. started in July and there The so-called House of the Narsy Arch tourism office is dominated by one are no signs of the EU of the best preserved mirhab arches found in Andalucia. lifting it. Fishermen Councillors for Tourism and Employment, Rocio Ruiz and Lourdes Peña hoped the national (pictured) inaugurated the office, which happens to be the first one built in government would put the historical centre of the town. The 14th century arch is the main element pressure on the EU to of the office. The premises have been declared a monument of cultural lift the ban, which is, interest. The decoration of the arch, which has remained intact since it was according to them, the built, throws light on how small mosques looked during the Nasry times. only way to save them.

tide’, or algal bloom, has meant shellfish boats at la Caleta Port in Velez-Malaga have had to remain tied up in port.

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ALMUÑECAR: Visiting the Phoenician necropolis.

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MALAGA archaeology enthusiasts visited Almuñecar recently to learn more about the town’s cultural legacy. Almuñecar was inhabited in at least 1500BC and was settled by the Phoenicians during the 9th century BC. Following the Punic wars, the town was colonised by the Romans who founded a

flourishing economy based on farming and processing fish. The group, including university professors, was accompanied by experts from the town hall’s Archaeology department who showed them the Phoenician burial ground at Puente de Noy and the Cueva Siete Palacios

archaeological museum. “The Malaga visitors were surprised by the town’s rich history and told us they hoped to return soon,” said the coordinator Manuel Galiana. The success of the visit was further proof that Almuñecar’s important heritage is now preserved and publicised as deserved.

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NEWS Sewerage repair MOTRIL council is carrying out work to repair the sewage network at the social housing complex of San Antonio. Bike lane proposal NERJA council has made a proposal to the Public Works and Housing department to build a bike lane that would link the town centre with the Maro area, where the Nerja Cave is located.

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Paedophile up to his old tricks A BRITISH paedophile jailed for the attempted kidnapping of a girl in Velez Malaga is facing trial for another child snatching attempt. Welshman Robert Bill, aged 59, was arrested last June in the city of Tetouan (Morocco). He is accused of trying to kidnap a girl, aged six, in a poor area of the

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XCITEMENT is mounting as filming of the latest Hollywood blockbuster to be shot in Spain was due to start this week. Sir Ridley Scott’s biblical epic Exodus is being shot in Almeria from now until mid-November. Several auditions have been held in the province to find thousands of people who will take part as extras. They will mainly be used for filming on the sets which have been built in Sierra Alhamilla and the Macael quarry, famous for its marble. A further 500 people have been hired in the province. Rumour has it that one of the stars of the show, Sigourney Weaver, will not be coming to Almeria, as the scenes she is in are going to be shot in London. Despite this, Almeria won’t miss out on seeing some famous faces including Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, John Turturro and Ben Kingsley.

Hiking day ALMUÑECAR council has organised a hiking day trip to the Camarate pasture in Lugros (Granada) on November 10. Participants can sign up in the Almuñecar Sports Board office in the Francisco Bonet stadium.

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Advice wanted NEARLY 4,000 people, 35 per cent of them British, have asked for information at the new tourist offices at Nerja Cave and the town’s museum since they opened in March this year.

Nerja praised FILM SET: Becomes tourist attraction after filming. The film tells the story of Moses and the liberation of the Jewish people in search of the Promised Land. Residents in the area hope that once filming is over, the sets will remain as a tourist attraction. Many of the hotels have already seen a rise in the number of bookings over the period the film will be shot. Sir Ridley Scott is said to be enamoured with Almeria, and will be living there while filming continues. Actors will be staying in apartments and the crew will stay in hotels. The Andalucian Film Office has said the film will leave some €23 million in the province.

A GROUP of travel agents from the German city of Dusseldorf praised Nerja’s tourism resources during a visit to promote the town in the German market.

Refurbished THE 16th century convent of Nuestra Señora de Gracia in Velez-Malaga has been changed into a cultural centre that will host art exhibitions, concerts and plays.

Needy talks RINCON DE LA VICTORIA hosted a meeting between several associations from the Axarquia to discuss the needs of families with disabled members.

Lots of books MORE than 2,000 books in German and English are available at the Torrox municipal library, which is open to donations from residents. S_BUKLEY

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No money BUDGET cutbacks have seen plans to expand the Charca de Suarez natural park in Motril shelved. Land Management councillor Jose Luis Chica stated neither the town council nor the regional government had the funds to carry out the project.

Now a judge in Tetouan Court has granted his lawyer time to prepare his defence. Robert Bill is known to the town of Velez-Malaga for a similar case, when he tried to kidnap a 12-yearin 2012. He served two years in prison.

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New junction A THREE-WAY junction is to be built by the end of the year on the MA-3112 road linking El Borge and Almachar in order to improve road safety.

Moroccan city. Bill tried to abduct his young victim in broad daylight, but residents managed to stop him and handed him over to police. He has since been remanded in custody. According to Moroccan police sources, Robert Bill confessed to raping two girls in the country before his failed kidnap attempt.

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Landslide plea ALMUÑECAR Town Council has made a plea to the regional government to solve a landslide problem that is affecting the Carmenes del Mar urbanisation. Mayor Trinidad Herrera asked the government to be “sensitive” with the residents affected. Ministry supervision THE Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment is supervising the building project of the new sewage plant in Nerja. Once plans are revised, work to build the plant will start.

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NOT using the word ‘crisis’ from the beginning was a clear mistake’

Former Spanish Prime Minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, when asked about his government’s management of the financial crisis.

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explosive devices, including fire-extinguishing bombs, ‘rain rockets,’ mortar bombs and artillery shells have been made safe by the Guardia Civil Bomb Disposal Unit so far this year. Of them, 440 came from the Spanish Civil War.

And finally... The winner of this month’s logo competition is Mrs Lilian Warbrick-Smith from Costa Blanca North, chosen at random by Marie from Premier Heating Costa Blanca. She takes home €100. How many EWN logos like this can YOU find in this week’s paper? Visit www.euroweeklynews.com to answer, for a chance to win €100 each month! All correct answers will also go into a Christmas draw for a gift voucher to spend in local businesses.


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Health demo THE Rincon de la Victoria branch of left wing party Izquierda Unida has organised a demonstration to be held tomorrow (Friday) from 6pm to demand the opening of the Torre de Benagalbon health centre.

Gutter cleaning THE Costa Tropical community of municipalities is cleaning nearly 8,000 gutters in several towns including Salobreña and Motril to prevent flooding during the rainy season.

Fishing tour FIFTY Polish fishermen have visited the port of Motril as part of a tour to learn the fishing techniques used in Granada and Malaga.

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Smugglers arrested at Motril port THREE men, aged between 31 and 44, have been arrested for trying to smuggle 340 kilos of hashish into Spain from Morocco. They were allegedly hiding

the drugs in two cars on the ferry covering the route between the cities of Al Hoceima (Morocco) and Motril. According to sources,

HIDDEN: The drugs were found in the cars’ bumpers and seats. National Police found some of the drugs during a vehicle checkpoint at Motril port.

Police get on their bikes LOCAL POLICE are being put back on bikes after the success of a summer scheme. The success rates of the Police Cycling Unit on the Rincon de la Victoria promenade this summer has led to the service being extended all year round with patrols in the town centre. The service will particularly target the security of areas near education centres and schools, as well as keeping an eye out for abandoned vehicles and having them removed. The unit will also inspect and control road works, and look out for damaged and dangerous roads. It will be responsible for investigating how well

traffic lights and other road items work, as well as ensuring members of the public follow the rules and settling any problems efficiently and peacefully. It is also hoped their presence will help prevent criminal acts. The Police Cycling unit began as a service solely for the patrol of beach promenades during the summer months and following its success “it has been extended to the rest of the year, and the services’ responsibilities have been increased, to act as a form of neighbourhood police in the town centre, maintaining close contact with the urban community,” according to Mayor Francisco Salado.

They arrested the men and took the car to police premises under the suspicion they could find more drugs hidden in them. Their suspicions proved right as they found more drugs carefully hidden in the cars. Officers had to disassemble the vehicles to reach the illegal substances, which had been hidden in different parts of the cars, including in the seats and the bumper, sources said. As a result, the two cars together with the 340 kilos of hashish and €1,200 in cash were seized. The arrested men have been remanded in custody.


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Police crackdown on cannabis FIVE people have been arrested in three separate drugs related operations. They are alleged to have been involved in possessing, growing, and selling large amounts of cannabis in Motril. National Police arrested the men during a three-part operation, which aside from the arrests, involved the seizure of 40 large cannabis plants, with a combined weight of 60 kilos and six bin bags of marihuana. The operations took place in accordance with the police movement

to prevent the growing of illegal substances for the purpose of drugs trafficking. In a series of operations that began weeks ago, the police initially gained information about a farm near the town of Motril, believed to be growing substantial amount of cannabis plants with intentions to traffic and sell their produce. After carrying out several checks, a procedure was put into place to intervene and dismantle the industrialscale drugs operation, and arrest two

brothers, aged 31 and 18. The many plants involved in this operation were described by the authorities as large, with a combined weight of 52.78 kilos. As well as these, police found 540 grammes of bagged marihuana allegedly prepared to be sold illegally. The second arrest occurred in the city centre of Motril, whereby police were informed that a 31-year-old Spanish man, local to the area, could be involved in growing cannabis plants and selling marihuana. In a search of the property carried out by

police they found five cannabis plants each weighing more than seven kilos. In the third operation, police intercepted a vehicle at a police checkpoint and found the passengers of the vehicle to be acting suspiciously. Police then searched the car and found six rubbish bags in the boot containing seven kilos of marihuana. Subsequently police arrested the two individuals, 22 and 25, and confiscated the drugs and the vehicle in which they were travelling.

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A NEW truck capable of emptying underground waste containers in 60 seconds has been bought by Motril council,

Pool re-opened TORROX municipal swimming pool has reopened its doors after undergoing cleaning work at the end of the summer.

Dwarf day MOTRIL is celebrating for the first time Dwarf World Day tomorrow (Friday) with a series of events to be held at the Plaza de la Coronacion from 4.30pm.

House guests THIRTY-SEVEN German students from the Albert Schweitzer Gymnasium High School in Hurth have lived with Motril families as part as a foreign-exchange programme with the Gines de los Rios school

Restaurant burns TWO people were injured in a fire that destroyed a restaurant in Salobreña.

VIOLINIST: Young musician Maria Dueñas.

Young artists on stage THE Almuñecar Casa de la Cultura concert hall hosted a concert by Granada young violinist Maria Dueñas. Dueñas played several pieces by composers Beethoven, Paganini and Bach. The next concert to be held at the Casa de la Cultura is scheduled for Monday at 8.30pm. This will feature local musicians Alberto and Beatriz Gonzalez. Entrance is free.

Police hurt trying to stop arson attack THREE police officers called to an arson attempt next to a 12th century monument were injured when a man pulled a knife on them. The man of Nigerian origin was arrested after he allegedly tried to start a fire next to the Velez-Malaga monument known as La Fortaleza Castle. The arrested man, aged 28, was also accused of hurting three officers as they were tried to stop him.

Police said he attacked them with a 23-centimetre-long knife, causing minor injuries. They added that as they put him in a police car following his arrest he broke one of its windows. Police had been called to the scene after a local resident dialled the 112 emergency number when he spotted the man apparently trying to set fire to bushes next to the monument.

A fire engine as well as Local and National Police were deployed to prevent the fire. According to sources, the man was trying to set the fire using old clothes and cardboard. Velez-Malaga Mayor Francisco Delgado Bonilla has thanked the firefighters, and the Local and National Police for preventing a fire that “could have seriously damaged the town’s heritage.”

TWO Chinese men, a shop owner and his son, have been arrested after they allegedly assaulted three police officers in VelezMalaga. The event took place during an inspection to confirm an alleged case of illegal tobacco selling at the shop, located next to the municipal sports centre. The shop owner, aged 39, reportedly tried to bribe the officers when they told him about the possible fines he could face for this offence. When they refused, the man reacted violently and assaulted them with an iron bar he was hiding. The assault escalated and more officers were needed to restrain the man, who tried to grab an officer’s gun. When police finally handcuffed the shop owner, his son, aged 16, allegedly assaulted one of the officers causing him injuries to his body. The teenager was eventually stopped and taken to the police station along with his father. Velez-Malaga Mayor, Franciso Delgado Bonilla, stated the council will inspect the shop premises and confirmed the attacked officers had recovered from their injuries.


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Beach security beefed up after several thefts VELEZ-MALAGA council is increasing the security on local beaches after a

series of thefts affected lifeguard posts and public toilets.

Fish hatchery at the Torrox Aula del Mar THE regional government has green-lighted the setting up of a tilapia fish hatchery in the Aula del Mar marine centre in Torrox. The go-ahead comes after experts at the marine centre obtained a new variety of tilapia fish by crossing the Nile, Mozambique and Niger species. Both the regional government and the Torrox Council have funded this research, which has been going on for four years. Now the fish hatched at the Aula del Mar marine centre will be sold to US and China, where this type of fish is said to be widely consumed.

TILAPIA: To be hatched at the Aula del Mar centre in Torrox.

The deputy mayor for Torre del Mar and councillor for Beaches, Emilio Martin explained that thieves struck at lifeguard posts on the beaches of Benajarafe and Torre del Mar and the toilet facilities at a beach in Lagos were stripped. At the lifeguard post in Benajarafe, the windows were smashed and all of the airconditioning units were stolen, whilst at Torre del Mar 40 metres of structural aluminium were stolen. At the toilet huts in Lagos various cleaning and work materials were taken. The councillor has promised that the town hall “will increase surveillance at different points of our coastline to avoid a repeat robbery of this nature” and said that the offence has been reported to the National Police, who “we hope can detain those responsible for these wrong-doings in their forthcoming investigations.”


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Dog show ANIMAL Association CAS, in collaboration with Nerja Town Hall Foreigners Department, has organised a dog show on Saturday starting at 1pm until 5pm at the market site.

Thieves caught THIRTEEN people have been arrested in different operations for allegedly stealing a total of 600 kilos of custard apples and avocados in Motril.

Scary nights VELEZ-MALAGA is to host the ‘Noche de los espantos’ (Scary Night) on October 31 and November 1 from 11pm. Participants will visit the Santa Maria church where horror stories related to the town will be told. For more information call 952 502 061.

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Don’t lose out on your UK pension and benefit payments EXPATRIATES who draw UK pensions and benefits may soon be contacted by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) to confirm international bank details.

From January 31, 2014, the DWP will need an International Bank Account Number (IBAN) and Bank Identification Code (BIC) in order to make payments to

expatriates’ accounts in Spain and other Eurozone countries. This change is due to new European Union regulations which aim to make payments between EU

A candidate for the candidacy WHO will head the Partido Popular in Andalucia? The present regional leader Juan Ignacio Zoido stated he does not want to continue. The identity of his successor is less clear. The obvious choices - ministers Fatima Bañez, Miguel Arias Cañete or Cristobal Montoro - are out of the running. Junior minister Juan Manuel Moreno Bonilla hinted he was ready to serve before announcing: “I don’t want to be a candidate and I’m not going to be one.” A similar message was heard from Celia Villalobos, an MP in the national parliament. But as she bats away the question, Villalobos increasingly mentions Carolina España, who is an MP for the PP in the Madrid parliament.

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countries faster and more secure. The DWP already holds IBAN and BIC details for most of its customers. But expatriates whose details are not yet held by the DWP will soon receive a letter asking for them. If you receive a letter, you should complete the attached form and return it as soon as possible. Failure to do so may mean your payments will be stopped because after January 31, banks in Eurozone countries will not accept any DWP direct payments without these details. You can get the IBAN and BIC details from your bank statement or directly from your bank. Expatriates only need to provide additional bank details if they receive payments into a Eurozone account outside the UK and have received a letter from the DWP. Call 0044 1912 187777 to make sure their details are up to date. http://ec.europa.eu/internal_m arket/payments/sepa/index_en.


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SWEDEN - A pensioner, 75, killed a fox with her bare hands when the animal tried to attack her hens in her house in northern Sweden. “I wasn’t scared,” she told a local newspaper.

Mother in jail DENMARK - Four people have been sent to prison for kidnapping and torturing a boy, 16. One of the offenders is the mother of the victim’s ex-girlfriend, who accused him of raping her.

Teenage killer NORWAY - A teenager, 13, confessed to having killed a three-year old boy who was living with him and his family in foster care. The teenager will be handed over to social services as he cannot be prosecuted.

DENMARK - A paramedic from eastern Denmark has been charged with rape after he reportedly had sex with a drunk girl without her consent. The alleged rape took place in an ambulance while they were going to hospital.

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THE UK is asking European Commission permission to offer discounted fuel prices at remote rural garages. A five pence a litre discount on pump prices is being sought for three English and seven Scottish towns. It would be an extension of a scheme offering discounts to remote island communities.

Titanic auction A VIOLIN played by the master of the Titanic’s band, members of whom famously stayed at their posts as the ship sank, has been sold at a Wiltshire auction house for £1.185 million (€1.4million). It was found at sea with musician Wallace Hartley’s body a week after the Titanic went down.

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SINGER Robbie Williams has closed his clothing line, Farrell. The unexpected news comes just weeks after he opened a pop-up shop in Covent Garden, which is also closing.

SCOTLAND’S Finance Minister John Swinney has pledged that there will be no charge to use the new Forth road bridge. It is due to open in 2016.

Yours for a quid MILLIONAIRE pop star Britney Spears went shopping in a London branch of Poundland. She was buying novelty mini-matches.

Good spenders SCOTLAND attracted 2.2 million visitors from overseas last year. According to tourism body VisitScotland, that generated £1.4 billion (€1.65 billion) for the local economy.

RUSSIAN PRESS TWO suicide terrorists died after a bomb exploded at the gates of Dygulubgey village cemetery next to a mosque.

Rocky show A RETROSPECTIVE of paintings by American action film actor Sylvester Stallone will be STALLONE: on display in St Paintings to go Petersburg’s on display. Russian Museum from this Sunday until the middle of January.

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NORWAY - The temperature at the Barents Sea in northern Norway is five degrees Celsius warmer this year, according to Norway’s Institute of Marine Research.

A CAMBRIDGESHIRE school has decided to teach children how to play conkers after finding out 95 per cent of pupils did not know how. John Cattermolehead of Littleport Primary, said parents were “very supportive” and the children loved it.

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A REPORT by the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) has placed Russians as the most

PRESS No privacy A BLOGGER from Berlin is posting every detail of his life online as part of an experiment to prove that technological advancements have made every effort to protect private life pointless.

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educated people in the world. They are followed by Canadians and Japanese.

Bamboo clothes RUSSIAN cosmonauts will wear garments made of bamboo from next year after the state rocket and space corporation reached an agreement with clothes manufacturer Faradei. Bamboo fibre is said to be light and durable.

HIV spread RUSSIAN scientists have raised the alarm over a new and more virulent form of the HIV virus that causes AIDS. Known as 02_AG/A, it is said to be spreading in Siberia, Chechnya, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.

Car spend THE government is to spend 12 billion rubles (€272 million) on limousines for high-ranking officials.

Dodgy matches FOOTBALL governing body FIFA will investigate 12 football matches that took place in Russia for alleged match-fixing.

SEVENTY-SIX passengers were trapped for hours in a cable car in the city of Wuppertal due to an electrical fault. No injuries were reported.

Animal accidents THE German Hunting Association reported 210,000 road accidents involving wild animals during the 2012-2013 hunting season. The damage caused by these accidents was worth €500 million, according to the association.

For richer for poorer... A MAN who won €500,000 in the lottery has been ordered to share his winnings with his ex-wife by a court. They had been separated for eight years when he won the money, but divorced two months after the win.

Crime of passion A WOMAN, 40, has been sentenced to six years in prison after she shot her love interest four times. The man had previously rejected her. He survived the incident.

Cyclist gored A GERMAN cyclist, 54, was gored to death by a bull in southern France. The bull escaped from its enclosure and attacked the man, who was on holiday in France with his wife. She was taken to hospital with minor injuries.


NEWS THE European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has revoked the so-called ‘Parot doctrine,’ which allowed the extension of prison sentences to terrorists. The ‘Parot doctrine’ said the time reduced off a prison sentence for good behaviour should be taken away from a prisoner’s total sentence, and not the 30-year limit stated by the Spanish law. The ECHR considers the doctrine, named after the first ETA terrorist prisoner it was applied to, Henry Parot, is a violation of the European Convention on Human Rights. The court’s decision comes after ETA terrorist group member Ines del Rio

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Terrorist is freed by human rights court Prada lodged an application in 2009 complaining about an extension on her prison sentence. Del Rio, who was serving a 3,800 year prison sentence linked to terrorist attacks carried out between 1982 and 1987, was due to be released in July 2008. However, her release was postponed nine years in application of the ‘Parot

doctrine’ to June 2017. Now the Spanish Government has released Del Rio following the Strasbourg-based court’s ruling, which has also ordered her to be given €30,000 compensation. Members of the Spanish Government have claimed they respect the ECHR’s ruling, although they disagree with it. “It deeply hurt us,” said

Historic jewellery theft SEVENTEEN people were jewellery heists in the arrested in Madrid for world. their alleged involvement The thieves accessed in a jewellery heist in the Diarsa watch shop in which €23 million worth the Ciudad Lineal area of Madrid where they of items was stolen. The National Police cracked the safes and report that amongst the stole more than 1,700 Swiss watches without detainees, there is a raising any alarms. known criminal known Police have as the ‘troll’ who SWISS WATCHES: Recovered. recovered more than normally operated in Madrid’s Golden Mile and is believed to 300 watches, some of them worth be the mastermind behind almost €270,000, and thanks to the collaboration of Interpol, they have the heist in December 2012. The ‘troll’, said to be a violent located more of them in Shanghai, common thief, is believed to have where they were being sold on the planned what is one of the largest black market.

the Minister for Justice Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon, who added the Government made all possible efforts to keep the ‘Parot doctrine.’ Meanwhile, Spain’s Terrorist Victims Association has asked the Government not to obey the ruling claiming it will bring insecurity to Spanish citizens. Several associations

have warned this decision could open the door to the

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Holiday ruined TWO people had to be taken to the Son Espases hospital by helicopter after they fell ill while holidaying on the Costa Fortuna cruise ship 65 miles off Mallorca.

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A BATHER, aged 50, drowned on the Trenc beach in the town of Campos. A doctor who was passing by spotted the man and tried to save his life, but to no avail.

THE OWNER of a fruit shop in Palma has been charged with fraud after he reportedly set fire to his shop to claim the insurance money.

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Treatment plant THE FCC and Urbaser consortium chosen to run the Antequera recycling plant will spend €7.6 million on enlarging the installation. Capacity will double to 15,000 tonnes a year.

Dance date SEVENTY local children auditioned for the Imperial Russian Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. Thirty were chosen for the production on December 17 and 18 at Malaga’s Teatro Cervantes.

Taking care AN early detection programme has increased Malaga Province’s breast cancer survival rate by 30 per cent. More than 1,700 breast tumours were diagnosed in women aged between 50 and 69.

Bollywood in Mijas MIJAS PUEBLO is one of the locations for a Bollywood film. Entitled ‘Heart attack,’ the film is directed by Puri Jagannadh and stars two of India’s most famous stars, Nitin Reddy and Adah Sharmah.

Free visit THE Picasso Museum celebrates its 10th

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IT is now 1,000 years since Denia was declared a Moorish kingdom. The MARQ archaeological museum joined the millennium celebrations with a series of talks in Alicante and Denia.

AT LEAST 622 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed on the Balearic Islands every year, according to the Spanish Association Against Cancer. Five hundred of them are diagnosed in Mallorca.

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EVERY car in the Sa Pobla Local Police pool now has an integrated global positioning system (GPS) device to improve the response time during emergencies.

resulting in death of all the provinces of Andalucia.

BENIDORM is the priciest place to rent accommodation in the Valencia Region. The average cost of renting property in the city is €7.09 per square metre. Alzira, Valencia, was the cheapest with an average of €3.99 per square metre.

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Maria Wilson with her Pink Ladies. Inset: Around 1,600 balloons were released to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Day.

Breast cancer balloon release By Gemma Quinn AS a mass of pink balloons floated into the Mediterranean sky, tears were shed as many people remembered a loved one lost to breast cancer. As part of International Breast Cancer Awareness Day, around 1,600 helium-filled pink balloons were released at Zenia Boulevard. The day-long event, hosted by the shopping centre, was organised by the AECC cancer charity’s Torrevieja President Maria Wilson and her Pink Ladies. Maria said she was blown away by the support from all nationalities and she will never forget the sight of so many balloons being released: “It brought a tear to the eye of many in the audience and most dedicated their balloon to a loved one who lost the fight to this evil disease.” There was ongoing entertainment before the release of the balloons at 7pm to the sound of Nessun Dorma, sung by Paul Michael. A total of €4,163.50 was raised on the day from the sale of the balloons and donations. anniversary with free entry this weekend. The entry charge will be waived from 8pm on Saturday until 8pm the following day.

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Clothes donations ALMOST 58 tonnes of clothes and shoes have been collected from clothes recycling containers in 48 towns of the province so far this year.

Film talk FILM director Gracia Querejeta was in Almeria City to talk about and present her new film 15 Años y un dia (Fifteen years and one day) at the Cervantes Theatre.

Tennis anyone?

Natural gas MARINA ALTA residents can expect natural gas by 2014. The 21-kilometre Marina II project will cost an estimated €6.6 million and extend from Javea to Calpe. Teulada’s section of pipeline will also supply natural gas to Moraira, Benitachell and Benissa.

Noisy councillor GANDIA Town Hall has fined its Beaches Councillor Pep Just for flouting noiseabatement regulations at his bar. It is claimed that during recent fiestas the manager disconnected a sound-limiter that cuts off the power supply if noise rises above permitted levels.

Fake goods ALMOST 3,000 counterfeit garments have been recovered from stores in Benidorm. Ten store managers of Spanish, Chinese and Indian nationalities were arrested.

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Long run

EL EJIDO Tennis Club is hosting the 84th Andalucian Tennis Championships this week. It features both singles and doubles, in categories for males and females.

TORREVIEJA athletes will travel throughout the Valencian Community in five days in a bid to raise thousands of euros. The event will see the athletes travel around Valencia from December 10-14, covering around 85 miles a day.

Bikes burned

Rents down

A COLLECTION of up to 90 historic motorbikes has gone up in smoke. A man from Cuevas del Almanzora saw his lifetime’s collection destroyed when fire destroyed the motorbikes which were inside a warehouse.

MURCIA is the third cheapest place in Spain to rent housing. The average price is now €5.09 per square metre, with prices falling by 1 per cent.

Death toll

MURCIA’S Housing Fair opened with 18 promoters offering 500 properties with 100 per cent bank financing from around the province.

THE province of Almeria has registered the greatest number of work accidents

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Airport looking for budget airline THE government believes that a low-cost airline will lift Barajas out of the doldrums. There was a 22 per cent drop in passengers using the Madrid airport in August compared with 2012. September saw an 11.5 per cent reduction. Nationwide passenger traffic fell by 5 per cent since January, but this rose to 14 per cent at Madrid-Barajas.

Minister of Public Works Ana Pastor believes that a Barajas-based low-cost airline could help to reverse this trend. “We are putting the finishing touches to an agreement,” Pastor recently confirmed in a radio interview. Asked to name the company, she declined to give more details. “We shall wait until the agreement is signed,” she said.

No more hidden Swiss accounts NO undeclared Spanish bank accounts remain in Switzerland. All were regularised during the Spanish government’s fiscal amnesty last year, claimed the Swiss Private Bankers Association (SPBA). Practically every Spanish account-holder accepted the amnesty in order to pay less than the usual penalty for undeclared assets, an SPBA spokesman told Spanish journalists recently. The Spanish government announced that the amnesty brought approximately €40 billion to the surface. Tax authority Hacienda received €1.2 billion, although this was less than half of the expected €2.5 billion.

At one stage Madrid was interested in the Rubik system where, in exchange for anonymity, Switzerland levies a withholding tax at source to discharge an accountholder’s tax liability. This would then have been forwarded to Spain. Despite initial interest, nothing more was done and Finance Minister Cristobal Montoro denied in parliament last December that Spain contemplated taking the Rubik route. Although Italy and Greece are considering the system, only Austria and the UK have so far signed up to it. Vienna is said to be satisfied with the results although London is allegedly “disappointed.”

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New rules for jobless WITH Spanish unemployment forecast by the IMF to stay above 25 per cent for five more years Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is trying to push people off benefits. New rules planned for next year are aimed at making it harder for claimants to reject job offers and to clamp down on benefits fraud.

Debt rises DESPITE the Spanish government’s austerity drive public debt keeps going up. It will peak at 101.13 per cent of gross domestic product in 2015, claims the government in documents sent to European Commission.

Easy come easy go... YOUNG Spaniards spend €8 billion a year but have little grasp of basic finance. Eighty per cent in the 14 to 24 age group do not know the difference between a debit and a credit card and 70 per cent admit doing nothing to earn their allowance. Although they receive an average €40 a month they spend €150.

These were amongst findings from Keepunto, an internet site that aims to show young people how to appreciate the value of money and use it responsibly. Spending habits are formed between the ages of 14 and 24 and this age group is now notable for creating tendencies and defining families’ consumer habits.

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STAT OF WEEK MOVISTAR and Vodafone lost 147,687 and 58,642 lines respectively last year. Mobile Virtual Network operators gained 159,056 new contracts, followed by Orange (44,274) and Yoigo (8,535).

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LONDON - FTSE 100 C H A N G E ( P ) % C H G. 2.40 0.58 3.00 0.25 17.00 1.17 13.00 1.18 13.50 0.88 11.00 1.22 7.00 0.69 2.00 0.10 13.86 0.44 -0.90 -0.20 17.64 1.46 7.70 1.73 -3.25 -1.17 -1.50 -0.12 17.50 0.94 0.05 0.01 -1.50 -0.05 -1.21 -0.20

NET VOLUME 106.92 28.80 34.64 216.31 194.67 66.53 68.18 51.75 112.98 202.48 48.56 291.91 2,008.99 118.75 505.27 957.25 120.58 212.48

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C O M PA N Y PRICE(P) Aberdeen Asset Mngmnt 417.50 Admiral Group PLC 1211.50 Aggreko PLC 1471.00 AMEC PLC 1117.50 Anglo American PLC 1546.25 Antofagasta PLC 910.00 ARM Holdings PLC 1020.00 Associated British Foods 2063.00 AstraZeneca PLC 3164.25 Aviva PLC 440.75 Babcock International 1224.50 BAE Systems PLC 452.55 Barclays PLC 274.57 BG Group PLC 1231.50 BHP Billiton PLC 1878.50 BP PLC 447.53 British Amcn Tobacco 3321.25 British Land Co PLC 606.50

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PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE VOLUME 122.84 80.52 34.61 122.52 87.34 119.65 22.96 59.62 87.55 25.55 158.69 74.69 23.88 173.78 91.63 54.30 95.20 46.61 34.96 75.93 30.51 79.41 38.78 86.58 107.74 68.76 50.01 200.45

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Most Advanced Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Align Technology, Inc. athenahealth, Inc. Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Gaiam, Inc. USA Truck, Inc. Google Inc. KiOR, Inc. SolarCity Corporation CoBiz Financial Inc. Sify Technologies Limited

$ 13.83 3.06 / +28.41% $ 57.98 12.05 / +26.24% $ 130.832 25.367 / +24.05% $ 13.20 2.05 / +18.39% $ 6.49 0.89 / +15.89% $ 11.03 1.36 / +14.06% $ 1,011.408 122.614 / +13.80% $ 2.60 0.30 / +13.04% $ 59.46 5.37 / +9.93% $ 10.78 0.96 / +9.78% $ 2.26 0.19 / +9.18%

Most Declined ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. pSivida Corp. Acacia Research Corporation Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. Knightsbridge Tankers Limited Bridgford Foods Corporation Immunomedics, Inc. First Financial Service Corporation Alico, Inc. Alimera Sciences, Inc. Kaiser Aluminum Corporation

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C O M PA N Y PRICE(P) Croda International PLC 2532.50 Diageo PLC 1995.00 easyJet PLC 1360.00 Experian PLC 1210.00 Fresnillo PLC 983.00 G4S PLC 248.90 GKN PLC 369.80 GlaxoSmithKline PLC 1579.50 Glencore Xstrata PLC 337.23 Hammerson PLC 526.00 Hargreaves Lansdown 1132.00 HSBC Holdings PLC 678.60 IMI PLC 1532.50 Imperial Tobacco Group 2272.50 InterContinental Hotels 1863.50 International Consldtd ... 360.75 Intertek Group PLC 3252.50 ITV PLC 195.45 Johnson Matthey PLC 2965.50 Kingfisher PLC 378.10 Land Securities Grp PLC 979.00 Legal & General Grp PLC 206.65 Lloyds Banking Grp PLC 76.50 London Stock Exchange 1646.50 Marks & Spencer Group 489.70 Meggitt PLC 550.25 Melrose Industries PLC 308.05 Mondi PLC 1094.00 National Grid PLC 764.00 Next PLC 5182.50 Old Mutual PLC 199.35 Pearson PLC 1343.00 Persimmon PLC 1233.50 Petrofac Ltd 1416.50 Prudential PLC 1254.00 Randgold Resources Ltd 4491.00 Reckitt Benckiser Group 4501.00 Reed Elsevier PLC 863.25 Resolution Ltd 346.05 REXAM PLC 496.20 Rio Tinto PLC 3240.00 Rolls-Royce Holdings 1099.50 Royal Bank of Scotland 360.35 Royal Dutch Shell PLC 2167.50 RSA Insurance Group 120.90 SABMiller PLC 3132.25 Sage Group (The) PLC 330.85 Sainsbury (J) PLC 398.30 Schroders PLC 2610.00 Severn Trent PLC 1834.00 Shire PLC 2530.50 Smith & Nephew PLC 791.50 Smiths Group PLC 1413.50 Sports Direct Intrntnal... 712.25 SSE PLC 1454.00 Standard Chartered PLC 1491.50 Standard Life PLC 360.25 Tate & Lyle PLC 776.25 Tesco PLC 370.43 Travis Perkins PLC 1804.50 TUI Travel PLC 379.40 Tullow Oil PLC 989.00 Unilever PLC 2458.50 United Utilities Group 710.00 Vedanta Resources PLC 1052.50 Vodafone Group PLC 227.65 Weir Group PLC 2320.00 Whitbread PLC 3369.50 William Hill PLC 404.35 Wm Morrison Sprmarkets 279.20 Wolseley PLC 3282.50 WPP PLC 1292.00

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FINANCE, BUSINESS & LEGAL BUSINESS EXTRA

More car jobs NISSAN will increase production at its Barcelona plant by 80,000 when its new eNV200 is launched next year. It will create 1,000 direct and 3,000 indirect jobs.

Trains contract KAZAKHSTAN’S state railway service placed a €400 million order with Talgo to design, build and market ‘competitive and innovative’ suburban trains

Lost property YEAR-ON-YEAR property sales fell by 15 per cent in August for the fourth consecutive month. This was blamed on unemployment and few bank loans.

Refinery shifted REPSOL will spend more than €120 million to move its crude oil, coke and sulphur operations from La Coruña’s Inner port to its new Outer port.

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As my friends can prove, every cent certainly counts Loose change A look at finance for females Jane Plunkett jane.plunkett@euroweeklynews.com

SOMETIMES it’s the little things that do count. The other day a friend of mine, who has just moved into a new apartment with her husband, mentioned they have already kitted out their new pad with a sofa, dining room table, chairs and a brand new bed. All paid by cash. My jaw dropped. These days our lovely friends at the bank aren’t in the habit of giving out extra money on top of mortgages to help furnish a new house - so how did she manage to buy all these lovely new things?

KEEP SAVING: Put away loose change. Well, my pal began the process of purchasing this particular apartment off plan a couple of years ago, and, in what ended up being three years of waiting for the place to be built and finished,

herself and her husband managed to put away a tidy sum of savings in a piggy bank nonetheless. Every evening when the pair came home from work they

would empty any small change from their wallets into a piggy bank. Between the two of them on a daily basis they might have tipped in up to €8, but even at an average of €4 per day into a piggy bank, in one year that amounts to almost €1,500. So you can imagine that after three years they had saved up quite a lot of money. The best part of the whole thing, she told me, is that they never felt like they were saving. It wasn’t as painful as trying to put €100 away in one go. By putting a few loose coins into a savings jar each night, saving was easy. I think it’s a great idea - and while I don’t own a piggy bank, I have instead cut a coin slot into a used five-litre water bottle, which now serves as a savings device. It’s only day four of saving so far, but in 361 days from now I too hope to buy some fancy new furnishings for my home!


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BBVA sells stake in China bank SPANISH bank BBVA is strengthening its capital reserves and meeting new banking rules by selling a 5.1 per cent stake in China CITIC Bank Corporation Limited. Its partner CITIC Group has agreed to pay €944 million. The deal, carried out at market price, will free up capital and increase reserves by €2.4 billion. It retains a 9.9 per cent holding in the Chinese state owned bank, which brings it under the 10 per cent limit for stakes in other banks recently agreed.

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Shopping mall sold for €144.5m A BRITISH company has sold its stake in Spain’s biggest shopping mall for €144.5 million.

British Land announced it has sold its 50 per cent interest in Puerto Venecia Shopping

Centre and Retail Park in Zaragoza, to Orion European Real Estate III C.V. (a fund managed by

Short hours

JOB HUNTING: No time.

JUST 23 per cent of unemployed people spend a minimum of three hours a day looking for work. Madrid is the autonomous community where the jobless spend the most time looking for work - but even there just 27 per cent of people spend more than three hours a day on the job hunt.

Electrical appliances in trouble FAGOR, the Spanish electrical appliance maker has filed for bankruptcy. The company, which has 6,000 employees estimates sales have plunged 37 per cent

since 2007. The company, which says it is the fifth largest appliance maker in Europe now has four months to reach an agreement with creditors.

Human resources company Manpower interviewed 7,000 work seekers. By age, those between 35 and 44 spent the most hours looking for jobs, (29 per cent over three hours) whilst of those aged 16 to 24, just 84 per cent spent less than three hours a day seeking work.

Orion Capital Managers). The centre was previously owned in a joint venture partnership with them. Puerto Venecia is an 82,600m2 retail park which opened in 2008 plus a 130,000m2 fashion and leisure phase which opened in October 2012. Charles Maudsley, Head of Retail for British Land, said: “I am pleased with the sale of Puerto Venecia which is in line with valuation. We have worked well with Orion to successfully complete and let the scheme and the disposal

is in line with our strategy of exiting our European business. It halves our European exposure to 1 per cent.” The deal comes hot on the heels of news that British mall owner Intu Properties is looking to expand in Spain. Earlier this month it bought a shopping centre in Oviedo, northern Spain, in partnership with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. British Land is one of Europe’s largest Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) with total assets, owned or managed, of £16.9 billion (€20 billion).

Surveillance cameras: who sees the images? Q. Readers have brought up more questions regarding surveillance cameras in Spain after our earlier piece. In particular, they want to know who sees the images, and how this works.

You and the Law in Spain By David Searl

A. When you apply to the Agencia de Protección de Datos, the APD, for a permit to install a video camera, you must identify the department or person who will administrate the recorded images. When you are granted a permit, you

will also receive an ‘official’ warning sign for the public to know that cameras are present. You have probably seen these small yellow notices in various establishments, such as your bank. If you approach the sign, you can read the small print, which identifies the person in charge of the images. If you have a complaint, you have the right, under the Law of Data Protection, to have your images erased from the data bank. These images can generally be kept for only one month. No use can be made of them except for security purposes. If there are break-ins in the community parking garage, the recorded video of that night will be carefully studied. Otherwise, as various users of security cameras have told me, it is quite likely that no one will ever look at them before they are thrown away. If, by unfortunate chance, the video cameras have caught Mr. Smith and Mrs. Jones in a compromising situation, and this later comes to light, the registered administrator of the images will be in serious trouble indeed, facing high fines and even possible criminal charges. These rules are the public’s protection against illegal use of the videos.

Send your questions for David Searl through lawyers Ubeda-Retana & Associates in Fuengirola at Ask@lawtaxspain.com, or call 952-667090


OPINION & COMMENT

Unjust law for innocent homeowners REGARDING the homes demolished in Cantoria (Reduced to rubble, Issue 1476). These poor people, the judge agreed, had bought their homes in good faith, yet he ordered the demolition of their properties before they received a penny in compensation. Surely the most just outcome would have been to order the developer of the illegal homes to buy back the houses and then put a demolition order on them. As it is, the only people punished are the innocent house buyers who have lost their homes and money. The builders still have the cash, and the town council has washed its hands of the affair. But then the courts are about the law, not justice. Samantha Weston (By email) Editor’s note: the EWN reported how two illegal homes in Almeria Province were demolished on a judge’s orders, despite the owners having bought them in good faith.

Scrooge-like I DO not think I have ever read a more revolting letter than D Blanchette’s (Issue 1476). Was it not Ebenezer Scrooge who expressed the hope that paupers would go off and die right away, so as to reduce the surplus population? What right has your correspondent to decide that he has a better right to go on living, than children who are suffering privations which it is hard for us even to imagine? No one denies that population cannot grow indefinitely, but experience has shown that when medical and general living standards are good, birth rates fall, as has happened in Western Europe. Mind you, Mr Blanchette’s views look well in a paper which continues to indulge Leapy Lee’s paranoias. Now he tells us that because some taxi firms are staffed by immigrants, this proves that they practise racism. What evidence has he for such a wild

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statement? Has he tried to get a job with such a firm and failed? Does he know anyone else who has? And his ranting about the burka is getting to be paranoiac, too. Is it really anyone’s business how other people dress? Leapy concludes that ‘The list goes on’. No, Leapy, it’s your paranoia that goes on, and we’re sick of it. Bill Campbell (By email)

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Editor’s note: D Blanchette stated that charities should concentrate only on sex education and contraception in Third World countries. Children saved now will otherwise have more children and perpetuate the problem of overpopulation.

Cover up I AM happy to see Palma Council (Cover up or be fined, Mallorca Issue 1476) is going to make it an offence to walk around the city semi-naked, punishable with €200 fines. I really do not understand why people, many of them obese, think it remotely appropriate to wander around town in just

bikinis or swimming costumes. What is OK on the seafront is most certainly not OK in shopping streets. It is not difficult to put a shirt on and spare the rest of us the sight of your bright red, sunburned rolls of flab. DB, Palma (Mallorca)

Feria rip-off MY visiting daughter and I went to the Nerja feria on Saturday, October 12. On the way home, we stopped for tapas at a bar called Sevillano. We had a glass of wine, a beer, two nice tapas, and the bill was just over €4. The following day, we decided

to go to another bar, which I praised, telling my daughter how much she’d like it. We had one glass of wine, one lemonade, two beers and four tapas. This should have amounted to under €10. Instead, my 22-year-old daughter was presented with a bill for €29.50. When we queried this, we were told “It’s the feria.” I was absolutely furious, and needless to say, will never go there again on principle! Others, beware! Kate Lee-Renwick, Nerja, (Malaga)

Open doors WHEN will the powers-that-be finally allow Sunday trading? I work hard through the week, and it is galling not to be able to do my shopping on a Sunday, the only day I have free. Living in a ‘tourism area’ the shops CAN stay open, but only in the summer months. But now they are back to being shut again. Surely the simple measure of Sunday opening would create more employment in these difficult times. And it would mean I would not have to do a late

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night supermarket dash before they shut! Justin Hunter, Mijas Costa (Malaga)

Seats please AIRPORTS never seem to have enough places to sit. It does not matter where you are in the world, if there are any delays many passengers must stand. The problem is worse late at night when people stretch out to sleep across three or four seats, never mind that it means three other people then have to stand. Sheer selfishness! Flying back to London, I encountered just this problem at Stansted Airport. I had four hours to wait for the first London train, and spent them on my feet whilst others happily slept. AB, Estepona (Malaga)

Paws for thought THE English language is rich in collective nouns to distinguish between different groups of animals: a herd of horses, cows or elephants; a school of fish, etc. Less known, even for many natives of Shakespeare’s language, are: an ‘exaltation’ of doves, and supposedly because they’re so wise, a ‘parliament’ of owls. However, until recently, I never knew the anthropomorphic term for a group of baboons. I knew that they are the noisiest, most stubborn, least intelligent and most dangerous of all the primates. And what is the collective noun in English for this group? Exactly! A ‘congress’ of baboons is what we Americans now have representing us in Washington DC! Richard M McBride, Benidorm (Alicante) PS: My deepest apologies to our less harmful and hairier ape cousins.

Any answer? HAS anyone successfully claimed Attendance Allowance while living in Spain? I don’t mean if you have had the benefit exported, just that you have claimed and got the benefit since you went to live in Spain. I would be grateful for any info melaniecastle1@aol.co.uk. Melanie Castle (By email)

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Listen to your elders... LEAPY LEE SAYS IT OTHERS THINK IT

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grandad was 99 when I went to visit him, on what was sadly the last occasion. He lay in his hospital bed, looking extremely frail, but still bearing a wonderful head of hair. He was a very successful butcher and always maintained that greasy hands rubbed through his hair on a daily basis was responsible. (Gawd!) Mind you, that’s all Brylcreem was, scented grease!

T IS not only a national scandal, but also an almost inexplicable waste the way the British treat their elderly citizens. Cast aside like bundles of old, no longer fashionable, clothes, they are stuck out of sight by younger generations, who have no respect or time for them and often regard them as an embarrassment. All that wealth of experience with WISER: Ignore positively treasure troves of knowledge, completely discarded to the advice of the make way for new generations, older generation bristling with inexperience and for at your peril! the most part arrogant enough to believe they will not only make better life decisions, but will also stay young forever. Ha! Give us a break! This blatant disregard of human experience is slowing the progress of the West at an alarming rate. I don’t know of any life situation or business that has prospered by starting completely afresh every few years. I still vividly remember a wonderful example of elderly acumen when, despite an inability to keep up with modern technology, back in the mid-sixties I received truly sound advice from the voice of real experience. My dear old

He greeted me with a wide, beaming face and told me he had heard me singing on the ‘wireless’ that morning. “Bloody warz!” he exclaimed. “I heard you singing on the wireless at 6.30 this morning. I can remember the time you couldn’t even get out of bed till half past ten!” Lovely. Just before I left he gestured me to come closer. I bent down. Putting his mouth right next to my ear he then uttered words that, had I truly taken his advice, would have undoubtedly stood me in extremely good future stead. “Put yer money in bricks and mortar,” he whispered conspiratorially. Ah, Grandad, 99 years of experience and I didn’t take it. Take fair warning, all you youngsters; ignore the knowledge of those who manifested long before you at your peril. The successful Asian races don’t. Could you all do everyone a favour and give nothing at all to these East European beggars, who are multiplying like fleas on our streets and thoroughfares? They are a blight on the landscape, a filthy disgrace and a professionally organised racket. Personally, I find it extremely disconcerting to find the same grubby hand recently shoved out for coppers, later holding to a filthy ear, a mobile phone I couldn’t even afford myself! Keep the faith Love Leapy Leapylee2002@gmail.com

LETTERS TO LEAPY

Glass-houses LEAPY said of UK immigrants: “Far from integrating with their generous hosts, they have gone out of their way to recreate their own societies, even to forming segregated areas where they endeavour to reproduce the culture and customs of the countries they have actually run away from!” That’s the best description I’ve read of foreigners here in Spain. After 13 years on the Costa, I’m the only foreigner I know who has bothered to learn Spanish and integrate with the locals. Nuff said. Q. What does Leapy have in common with Sean Connery? A. They both left their native countries decades ago, but are great admirers from afar. Mike Casey, Benalmadena (Malaga)

Dog lovers, jugglers and skateboarders beware! Nora Johnson

Breaking Views A Costa del Sol resident for a number of years, Nora is the author of psychological suspense and crime thrillers. To comment on any of the issues raised in her column, go to www.euroweeklynews.com/columnists/nora-johnson

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LAYING bingo, snacking while sitting on a monument, feeding pigeons - all seem innocent enough to you? These, though, are just some of the reasons why many Brits find themselves faced with whopping fines or in some instances arrested or detained abroad. Every year Brits are caught out by local laws and customs commonplace in the UK but which carry serious consequences elsewhere. Well, you can now add Madrid to the list with its own planned anti-social by-laws. In probably the greatest

clampdown on anti-social behaviour in decades, these include fines for juggling, skateboarding, littering, begging, soliciting prostitutes, carpet-beating/dog-feeding in public and using a park bench for - don’t ask! - ‘something other than sitting’. Hypocritically, though, despite unveiling these new, wide-ranging laws, Madrid’s government is desperately trying to overturn another established one: Spain’s antismoking legislation. Specifically so that gamblers can smoke inside Eurovegas, Madrid’s planned and eagerly-awaited megacasino resort. (Notwithstanding chucking a cigarette butt on the pavement outside could still incur a fine up to €750.) I find this truly alarming. If Madrid’s right-wing People’s Party government manages to

overturn the anti-smoking legislation - the most sensible legislation passed here in my not-impartial opinion - what’s the betting it won’t be extended nationwide by cigar-smoking President Mariano Rajoy and his national PP government? And we’ll all end up inhaling other people’s smoke once more? Now, non-smokers shouldn’t be forced to do this in public places, although smokers should feel free to slowly kill themselves in the comfort of their own homes. They smell like ashtrays anyway, have prematurely wrinkly skin and look like they’ve been shipwrecked for months on a desert island with Gordon Brown. Alcohol surely kills at least as many innocent victims in road traffic accidents and random drunken assaults as tobacco does with passive

FEEDING PIGEONS: Banned in some countries. smoking. That’s why drinkdriving is illegal - and so is assault, alcohol-boosted or not. The tobacco industry has spent millions trying to disprove the effects of passive smoking and convince smokers they’re a put upon lot. It targets the poorest and most vulnerable in society, not only in the West but globally, encouraging them to become hooked as young as

possible on a drug that’s extremely addictive, kills them slowly but surely, but is only mildly euphoric. A pretty bad trade-off, eh? Nora Johnson’s thrillers Retribution, Soul Stealer, The De Clerambault Code (www.nora-johnson.com) available from Amazon in paperback/eBook (€0.89; £0.77) and iBookstore. Profits to Cudeca.


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OLDEST IN SPAIN: The original airport.

Hub of the Costa del Sol THE new runway was opened in June 2012, with the aim of doubling the number of flights and passengers, to 30 million passengers a year, providing them all with safety and a quality service, capable of dealing with 9,000 passengers every hour. As well as the new terminal and airport, there is a new seven-storey car park and improved access, both by road and by public transport once the airport has been totally reformed. The total surface of the terminals will be 385,000 square metres, with 180 check-in desks, 48 boarding gates and 26 luggage belts. When the airport is totally completed, with an investment of €1.775 billion, there will also be 74 bays for aircraft, 26 of which will be connected directly to the boarding gates. Following the T3 opening, the total commercial area of Malaga Airport covers 18,000 square metres, 10,800 of which are in T3. It has the largest food hall in Europe, dozens of shops and the first National Geographic Store in the world. There are also pharmacies, vending machines, internet access, phones, photo booths, cash points, currency exchange booths, and Spain’s largest duty free shop, Aldeasa. CONNECTIONS The airport currently connects with Malaga and Fuengirola via the Cercanias C-1 Renfe train line which runs every 20 minutes. There is a bus from Malaga City to the airport, and a coach to Marbella or Estepona, as well as a large number of rent-a-car services and a taxi rank. The new terminal allows better connections to all these options. HISTORY Malaga Airport is the oldest in Spain to remain in its original location. Its story begins way back in 1919. On March 9 of

FACTS Location: Eight kilometres from the centre of Malaga City IATA code: AGP OACI code: LEMG Fourth busiest airport in Spain. Number of passengers per year: 12,581,984 in 2012 Connections to: Europe, Eastern Europe, North Africa, Middle East and North America. Busiest route: Malaga to London Gatwick

that year, Frenchman Pierre Latécoère was flying a Salmson 2A in the area, searching for a place to land and did so on a plot of land known as El Rompedizo. Latécoère was scouting the area with plans to build airfields in Spain, with a view to establishing a commercial line between France and its colonies in Africa, stopping off in Spain. In September that year, Didier Daurat, who later became the manager of the airfield, inaugurated the regular flights between Toulouse, Barcelona, Alicante, Malaga, Tangiers and Casablanca. In 1937, coinciding with the start of the Civil War, Malaga Airport became a military base and the Spanish Air Force schools were opened. In 1938, an international flight with Italian company Ala Littoria was opened. On July 12, 1946, the airport opened to more national and international flights and border controls were created. Until 1948, when the civilian airport was opened, passengers used the air force base. Throughout 1960, the runway was extended and a new terminal built some 1.5 kilometres from the original location, as

well as the control tower which throughout the 1960s was equipped with more modern navigational equipment. In 1965, the airport, which until then had been known as El Rompedizo or Garcia Morato, was called Malaga Airport. By that same year, some 30 companies were operating from it. The new passenger terminal was opened on January 29, 1968, and dealt with national and international flights. In 1972, a new terminal for charter flights was built, but due to the everincreasing number of flights operating from the airport, it became clear a larger, more modern building was needed. The new, Pablo Ruiz Picasso Airport, designed by Ricardo Bofill, was finally opened on November 30, 1991, with two separate areas for arrivals and departures. In 1995,

the car park was opened, and the old passenger area, dating back to the 1940s, was refurbished to become the General Aviation Terminal. In 1996, a hangar for aircraft maintenance and a merchandise terminal came into operation. In 1997, the area for stationary craft was extended and a new refuelling system introduced. In 2002, a new control tower with the latest navigation system, known as VICTOR, was inaugurated. In 2007, Terminal 1 was improved and extended, as well as the car parks. In 2010, the new T3 terminal was opened by King Juan Carlos I. In 2011, the name was officially changed to Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport. In 2012, the second runway was opened.


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ELLE HOLLIS with more than 30 years of car hire experience on the Costa del Sol, and also well known for the quality of its car hire, now offers public parking in the building next to its Head Office by Malaga Airport. Managing Director Hans Hugo From announces that Helle Hollis has been considering opening up public car parking for a long time. A large proportion of our ‘older’ car hire clients have over the years moved permanently to the Costa del Sol and bought a car themselves. Hence we get daily requests for parking of private cars, which until now, unfortunately, we had to reject. As our building next to the Head Office was available at the end of July we were finally able to realise these new plans. The parking garage is called ‘Helle Hollis Parking’ and was officially inaugurated on October 1. “We started, however, slowly during the month of September, although we were not fully operational,” continues Hans Hugo. Everything is now in place and Hans

INDOOR PARKING: Where the customer’ s car stays safe and secure. Hugo says that Helle Hollis Parking will stand for safety, quality and service - just as it is known for with its car hire. Helle Hollis Parking only offers indoor parking where the customer can be 100% safe and secure that the parked car will not be moved around or taken to an outdoor

parking as soon as they are on the plane. The parking garage is alarmed with video surveillance and the cars are in a locked area which only authorised Helle Hollis employees have access to. In addition, there are staff at work 24/7/365. If you park seven days or longer we give the

courtesy of a free car wash before the vehicle is returned to you. During October, Helle Hollis is offering an introductory ‘Price Match’. We must fill up the parking spaces, so we’ll match any published indoor parking price on Avenida Garcia Morato. This also applies to annual contracts made during October. Helle Hollis Parking is open around the clock, all year round. The customer service with check-in and return of the car takes place at Helle Hollis car hire office, after which the car is parked in the enclosed indoor area. A free courtesy bus service takes customers quickly back and forth from Malaga Airport. It’s easy to reserve your parking at the new website www.hellehollis parking.com where you will also receive a 15% online discount on the parking tariff. More information at www.hellehollisparking.com or email parking@hellehollis.com or call 951 014 058.


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MALAGA AIRPORT: Now known as AGP.

Did you know? CURIOSITIES THE standard procedure to assign an IATA code to an airport is to use three letters of the name of the city or area it is in. As the only vowel in ‘Malaga’ is ‘A,’ there were only 13 possible combinations for Malaga Airport, but they were already assigned to other international airports. Therefore, it was obligatory to choose two letters from the name ‘Malaga’ and complete the code with a letter not used by another airport. That left 20 possible combinations, starting with AA or AG. AG was chosen, and of the final possible choices, P was chosen to complete the code as AGQ, the desired combination, was already assigned to Agrinion in Greece.

TERMINAL 3: Finally opened in 2010. TERMINALS Terminal 1 is used for flights to nonSchengen agreement destinations and Ceuta and Melilla. It opened in 1972. Terminal 2 was opened in November 1991, and is used for flights to nonSchengen destinations. Terminal 3 was to open in 2008, but was finally inaugurated by King Juan Carlos I on March 15, 2010. It is used for flights within the Schengen zone.


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CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20) The need to plan ahead is frustrating when you know exactly what ought to be going on. Patience is something that you need to cultivate, or you risk upsetting someone close.

5-Star Quiz All the answers are people/events named in Billy Joel’s famous 1989 UK top 10 hit single. 1. Following the Algerian Crisis, who was elected the first president of the French Fifth Republic in 1958? 2. Launched by the Soviet Union on October 4, 1957, what was the name of the first man-made satellite to orbit Earth? Its name literally means fellow traveller? 3. Located in Gyeonggi Province, what is the name of the abandoned village on the de facto border between North and South Korea, where the 1953 Korean Armistice Agreement that paused the Korean War was signed? 4. What 11-letter word that originated during the 1960s, was used to describe the intense fan frenzy directed toward the Beatles during the early years of their success? 5. What papal name did Cardinal Giovanni Montini take when he was elected to the papacy in June 1963?

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IF ITʼS YOUR BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK: Social life is important because friendships will be made that last a long time. Your popularity should not be taken for granted, but built on. As you need other people, they also need you.

October 24: 49. Rosana is a singer-songwriter from Lanzarote who has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. She started singing at an early age and wrote her first song when she was only eight years old. Rosana made her musical debut in 1996 with Lunas Rotas, which sold 1 million copies in Spain and gained her international recognition. So far she has released seven albums and a book of poems.

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ARIES (March 21 - April 20) A rather slow start to the week leads you to feel bored but be assured that the weekend will be far from dull. A recent conversation or correspondence with an old friend leads to unexpected contact.

GEMINI (May 22 - June 21) When discussing a holiday with others, be aware that agreement is not always easily met. Although you are not inclined to compromise, it is necessary to go with the majority decision.

PISCES (February 20 - March 20) Who is trying to push you into a corner? Maybe it is being done so subtly that you have not even noticed. Who wants a decision from you?

TAURUS (April 21 - May 21) Everything on the home front is emphasised and there will be a flurry of activity. Work in the garden or painting is much more enjoyable and half the work if you enlist the help of someone you get on well with.

CANCER (June 22 - July 23) After the 2nd it is much easier to see the path ahead. This is particularly true of a financial situation, so there's no sense in fussing until you understand what needs to be done. LEO (July 24 - August 23) Your attention is needed on more than one front, and some decisions are at odds with your personal thoughts and attitudes.

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.

VIRGO (August 24 September 23) Are you willing to take a risk on someone who has let you down before? Looking into their recent past is likely to tip the balance.

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LIBRA (September 24 October 23) A disagreement with a friend upsets you but is short-lived. To avoid such a situation in the future, look at how you should have dealt with it. There is always something to know that guides us to a better position.

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Average: 6

Very good: 10

Good: 7

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vbeer, bevy, bode, body, bore, bred, byre, obey, robe, verb, beery, bored, brede, breed, breve, derby, orbed, robed, obeyed, obeyer, EVERYBODY

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SAGITTARIUS (November 23 - December 21) Travel arrangements may have to be changed at the last minute. Do not fret, however, because success is more likely later in the month. During a dream, or when reading a book, an idea comes to you.

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SCORPIO (October 24 November 22) A great feeling of joy comes over you more than once in the week ahead. Your inner child has been set free, and this is likely to be because of recent restrictions, which are now lifted.

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Across 7 Territory governed by the same chief (6) 8 In June Venetian weather is erratic (6) 9 Cain wounded Peruvian Indian (4) 10 Redesigning headgear made Pat a hero (5,3) 11 Compared to Barbieʼs partner in German song (7) 13 Prophetic but victorious leader at 99 (5) 15 Loud curl on woolly animals (5) 17 Relents frequently aboard ship (7) 20 Aimless Milo came for the plant (8) 21 Woman of American nationality (4) 23 Wish to reside in style (6) 24 Titaniaʼs husband developed Borneo (6) Down 1 Depressed plumage (4) 2 Taste dish containing asparagus head (6) 3 Person wandering round inside whoʼs nosy (7) 4 Copper-coloured - like kippers? (5) 5 State limits of New Hampshire, Virginia and Dakota (6) 6 Connection with someone in the

Across 1 Large marine mammal (6) 5 Exact (6) 8 Chief (4) 9 Habitually lazy (8) 10 Horse-drawn carriage with folding top (6) 11 Dreadful (6) 12 Persistent dull pain (4) 14 Each and every (3) 15 Look for (4) 16 Feel about blindly (6) 18 Menace (6) 20 Capital of Syria (8) 22 Tidily organised (4) 23 Improve (6) 24 Long pin for holding meat (6)

family (8) 12 Turned tail and fled, being doomed (3-5) 14 Tedium in the redesigned bedroom? (7) 16 Composerʼs phonic variation (6)

Code Breaker Each number in the Code Breaker grid represents a different letter of the alphabet. In this week’s puzzle, 15 represents B and 3 represents Z, so fill in B every time the figure 15 appears and Z every time the figure 3 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.

18 Possibly the tan is from somewhere in Kent (6) 19 Nasty rash obtained from national archives (5) 22 A chimney corner needs no approval (4)

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC Across: 7 Donate, 8 Uproar, 9 Hers, 10 In camera, 11 Printed, 13 Habit, 15 Units, 17 Tipples, 20 Delegate, 21 Ohio, 23 Aussie, 24 Agents. Down: 1 Rote, 2 Raisin, 3 Merited, 4 Quack, 5 Crimea, 6 Hairline, 12 Runner-up, 14 Fireman, 16 Tsetse, 18 Phoney, 19 Cadet, 22 Iota. QUICK Across: 1 Melodic, 5 Bored, 8 Cruiser, 9 Sends, 10 Waste, 11 Sincere, 12 Scanty, 14 Biased, 17 Forward, 19 Niche, 22 Renal, 23 Betting, 24 Needs, 25 Ensnare. Down: 1 Macaw, 2 Lauds, 3 Dessert, 4 Caress, 5 Bison, 6 Runners, 7 Descend, 12 Saffron, 13 Arrange, 15 Ignites, 16 Edible, 18 Atlas, 20 China, 21 Eagle. ENGLISH-SPANISH Across: 1 Sepia, 4 Apple, 7 Temporada, 8 Mushrooms, 12 Edificios, 14 Tools, 15 Enero.

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Funagram

Down: 1 Shed, 2 Pet, 3 Armchairs, 4 Apologise, 5 Psalm, 6 Edad, 9 Unico, 10 Meat, 11 Apio, 13 See.

Play on Words

English - Spanish The clues are mixed, some clues are in Spanish and some are in English. Across 1 Weak (person, limb, sun, signal, voice, smile, government) (5) 3 Boina (5) 7 Esfera (6) 9 Escribir a máquina (4) 10 Rake (tool) (9) 13 Useful (information, advice, tool) (4) 14 To support (6) 16 Jarabe (liquido) (5) 17 Dressing gowns (5) Down 1 Polvo (en el aire) (4) 2 Hielo (3) 4 Realeza (7) 5 Árbol (4) 6 Theories (7) 8 Más pesado (7) 11 Pistolas (armas) (4) 12 Grey (in colour) (4) 15 Goose (domestic) (3)

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

FORGOT

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BIRDIE

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Spotting the signs of cancer CANCER is a disease that touches the lives of one in three people whether they suffer from it or know someone who has been affected by it. October has been Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. But do you think enough is being done to make people aware of all forms of cancer?

RETIRED Jenni Blair-Hipkin, 65, from Torrevieja, does believe there is enough publicity and awareness about breast cancer these days:

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STREET TALK “I’ve had breast cancer and got so much support from the hospital. They were all marvellous. I was given a lot of information.” She added: “I think the information is out there but some people hide away from it and don’t want to listen, but the best thing to do is get checked out if you have any concerns, it is nothing to be scared of.” Lottie Williams, an 18 year-old student from Torrevieja, agreed: “I think there is plenty of information out there. It is not something I am particularly worried about at my age, but I am aware of breast cancer and know what to look for. I don’t think there is any woman out

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there that couldn’t say they don’t know some of the warnings signs of breast cancer.” Chris Greswold lives in Antas and is Manageress of the new Paws Shop in Las Buganvillas: “Yes I do,” she said, “but whether people listen and follow it up by going to the doctor’s is another matter. “People need to make the effort to visit the doctor.” John Leyland, who lives in Pueblo Laguna and is retired, said: “I think it is more active in England than in Spain. I don’t think it is publicised as much as it should be. You never see collectors in the streets in Spain, like you do in the UK.” John Leyland


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€7.3 million Fantasy Bra Soap dodgers HAND WASHING: At least 20 seconds needed to kill germs.

THE British are a nation of soap dodgers, with one in five admitting they don’t wash their hands after using the toilet, while 10 per cent of people just splash their fingers with water. Research found that 40 per cent wash their hands for less than 10 seconds, half the time required to kill germs effectively.

Cabbage protection in cancer treatment CABBAGE could be the key to protecting people from radiation during cancer therapy. Researchers say they have found a compound which is found in vegetables such as cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli, which in tests

protected rats and mice from radiation. Their study suggests the compound, known as DIM, is safe for humans and could protect normal tissues during radiation therapy and help prevent sickness.

EVERY year the Victoria’s Secret fashion show features a showstopping garment, often shockingly expensive, known as the Fantasy Bra. This year’s Fantasy Bra is no different. The newest bra is reportedly worth more than €7 million, and will be worn by the Victoria’s Secret Angel, Candice Swanepoel. Swanepoel follows successful models Alessandra Ambrosio, Gisele Bundchen, and Heidi Klum as the bearer of the Fantasy Bra. The majestic undergarment comes with a matching belt and features 4,200 precious gems, including several rubies, diamonds and yellow sapphires. The framework consists of an 18carat gold setting and from

BRA BEARER: Candice Swanepoel. where the eye is drawn to a 52carat pear-shaped ruby that hangs from the centre of the bra. In a recent interview, Swanepoel told the press they had made a mould of her body in order to design the intricate piece. Due to the sheer value of the one-of-a-kind piece it also comes with not one, but two bodyguards.

CBT aid for anxiety COGNITIVE behavioural therapy (CBT) is a more suitable treatment than standard care for people suffering from hypochondria or health anxiety, according to a research study published in The Lancet. CBT uses techniques which aim to change thought patterns and behaviour and has already proven to be an effective treatment for other anxiety disorders. It is estimated between 10 per cent and 20 per cent of hospital patients are thought to over worry about their health. The UK study saw 219 people with health anxiety receive an average of six sessions of CBT while 225 received reassurance and support, which is standard practice in most countries. The study found 14 per cent of patients who received CBT regained normal levels of anxiety, against 7 per cent who received basic reassurance.


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ONE in six adults has never cooked a meal from scratch and use jars or packets of ingredients at least four nights a week. According to a survey of 1,000 adults by Cooperative Food, two thirds admit they are more likely to go for ready made options than fresh ingredients and nearly half would use ready made sauces if cooking for friends or family, with a quarter pretending they had prepared everything themselves. The study also found that when serving an evening meal, 43 per cent said the most important thing was its taste rather than how healthy, filling or cheap it is.

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Burgers, go from fast food to gourmet dish HAMBURGERS have become a gourmet dish. Gone are the days in which the popular meat sandwich was a synonym for fast food. Fine dining restaurants have incorporated them onto their menus, while many others have opened specialising in them. A passing fad for some, gourmet burgers are made with the finest ingredients. From the classic bacon and cheese one to more sophisticated options, they can satisfy the most demanding palates. According to chefs, a

GOURMET BURGER: To satisfy the most demanding palate. good gourmet burger has to be home-made. Everything from mincing meat to baking buns has to be made on the premises.

This way, chefs make sure the ingredients are always the freshest and no sub-standard produce is used. At the same time, they are able to add some innovations to the burgers to appeal to customers. Knowing of this burger craze, managers at Blend

restaurant in Paris have published a gourmet burger recipe book. The book contains 58 original recipes by French chef Victor Garnier. “Things have changed and burgers have become a gastronomic pleasure,” they said. “Possibilities are endless with good ingredients.”

Brewbot: brewing gets easy CARGO, a multidisciplinary team of designers based in Belfast, has developed an appliance for those considering taking their love for beer a bit further. Their creation, Brewbot, is a smart brewing appliance that can be controlled and monitored with a smartphone. Brewbot is designed to make consistently high quality craft beer at home, its creators say. Brewbot is still a prototype, but looks promising with a stainless steel design. No previous brewing knowledge is required to use it, their creators claim. A smartphone app monitors temperature and time. Users only have to buy the ingredients, set up a recipe in the app and connect to Brewbot.

Less pasta for Italians ITALIANS are gradually eating less pasta, the Wall Street Journal says. According to the American newspaper, pasta consumption in families dropped from 40 kilos to 31 kilos per year in the past decade. The Wall Street Journal points at international dishes, especially sushi, as the cause behind the Italians’ low appetite for pasta. Trying to keep fit may also be a reason for the decrease. American global information and measurement company Nielsen claims

PASTA: Consumption is down in Italy. the number of Italian women aged between 26 and 30 who believe pasta is fattening increased by 26 per cent between 2008 and 2012. Oddly enough, pasta consumption has increased outside the boundaries of Italy. In 1987 in the UK, £53 million (€62 million) worth of pasta was consumed, whereas in 2009 that figure rose to £282 million (€333 million).


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Ensure you grow your own fruit and veggies for healthy vitamins Dick Handscombe

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

DAILY we read advertisements and articles persuading us to buy manufactured vitamin tablets to supplement vitamin deficient diets. But how much better to eat the vitamins as nature intended them by growing and eating fruit and vegetables that are known to contain the main vitamins we apparently need for continuous good health or for recovery if ill. Interestingly the labels on some bottles of vitamin pills include the note ‘Not intended as a substitute for a balanced diet.’ Further, health

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authorities worldwide now recommend that we eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day for their vitamin and mineral contents, others emphasise that these are best if fresh and grown ecologically/ organically without the use of chemical fertilisers, insecticides and fungicides and the

Slow Food movement recommends that we should try and eat local produce to sustain the local economy. So let’s do it by growing our own in containers on apartment terraces, in raised beds in small gardens, in the

garden or if convenient an allotment/orchard. The great advantages are that you can focus on growing those fruits and vegetables with the greatest beneficial vitamin and mineral contents and harvest each day just what is

required for each meal or day. To help you understand which vitamins minerals etc are of benefit to your wellness and which vegetables and fruits include them we include descriptive tables in our book ‘Living well from our garden Mediterranean style’ which is available exclusively from Amazon Books or if you require autographed copies handscombe2 from @hotmail.com. Whatever you select to grow, ensure you include anti-oxidant and

anti-inflamatory vitamin /mineral rich foods. We ensure that we grow and eat plenty of dark green acelga (chard) and spinach leaves, sprouting broccoli, tomatoes, nasturtium flowers and leaves, garlic, onions, tomatoes, radishes, beetroots and carrots. As for fruit we can harvest something on every day of the year to give seasonal diversity ranging from vitamin C packed mandarins and oranges from now to May and red raspberries from May to November. Having planted a perpetually flowering and fruiting Lunar lemon tree, lemons can be harvested 365 days a year. After waiting six years we finally had a good harvest of vitamin packed kiwinos which are like mini kiwis but growing in small bunches a little like grapes and yesterday ate the first of this year’s crop of goji berries. By the way the plants were grown from a few berries taken from a bag of dried berries purchased in a local market. And remember that working in the garden, on the vegetable plot or in the orchard under the winter sun means that the sun stimulates natural vitamin D when we most need it during the shorter winter days.

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Di Stefano: One of the all-time greats By Tony Matthews RECENTLY I had the pleasure of making contact with Alfredo Di Stefano, one of the greatest ever footballers. Born on July 4, 1926, in Barracas, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina, he is one of the oldest former internationals and indeed, ex-Real Madrid players, alive today. Widely regarded as one of the finest footballers of all time, he is most associated with Real Madrid and was instrumental in their domination of the European Cup during the 1950s, a period in which the Spanish club won the trophy in five consecutive seasons from 1956. Alfredo, nicknamed ‘Saeta rubia’ (Blond Arrow), was a powerful centre-forward with great stamina.

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A wonderful tactician, he had great vision, possessed a powerful shot and could play virtually anywhere on the pitch. The fourth highest scorer in Spanish League football history (Primera/La Liga) with 377 goals in 521 appearances, he’s also Real Madrid’s second top League scorer of all time with a total of 216 goals in 282 top-flight matches played over a period of 11 years, from 1953 to 1964. Alfredo’s playing career spanned 21 years: 194566. During that time he served with two Argentinian clubs, River Plate (1945-49) and Huracan (on loan, 1946), CF Millionarios in Colombia (1949-53) and two in Spain, Real Madrid and Espanyol (1964-66). On the international front, he won a total of 41 senior caps - six for Argentina (1947-48, six goals scored), four for

URNITURE retailer World of Sofas is coming up to its fourth anniversary in Spain, and what an interesting four years it has been! During this time, Spain has undoubtedly seen the most turbulent trading period experienced in most people’s living memory, what with the housing market almost coming to a standstill and people worrying about the economy and their job security. Even retired folk relying on overseas pensions have seen them eroded by worsening exchange rates. We look back at the last four years and see how a small, independent furniture retailer managed to be one step ahead. World of Sofas first came about after the owners, who had holiday homes on the Costa del Sol, needed to furnish them. They both recognised immediately the lack of choice and competition within the marketplace. Every furniture shop they went into looked the same; they all had the same styles and, to be honest, the stock looked rather dated. As seasoned furniture retailers

BEST IN 50 YEARS: Top man, top player, Alfredo Di Stefano, is now 87.

IN ACTION: Since the 1950s. Colombia (1949-50) and 31 for Spain (1957-61, 23 goals)… and for the record, he is one of only a handful of footballers in the history of the game to represent three different countries in major competitions. Amazingly, in club and international football, the

Blond Arrow rattled in no less than 514 goals in 705 competitive matches. He struck 267 goals in 292 outings for Millionarios and 307 in 396 games for Real Madrid with whom he won eight League titles, the Copa del Rey and as mentioned earlier, the

European Cup five times. Retiring as a player at the age of 40, Alfredo went on to manage Elche/Spain (1967-68), Boca Juniors, Valencia, Sporting Club de Portugal, Rayo Vallecano, Castellon, Valencia (again), Real Madrid (1982-84), Boca Juniors (for a second time) and finally Real Madrid once more. He won six trophies as a manager/ head coach before quitting football in 1991. In November 2000, Alfredo was appointed Honorary President of Real Madrid and three years later, to celebrate UEFA’s Jubilee, he was selected as the ‘Golden Player of Spain’ by the Royal Spanish Football Federation as their most outstanding player of the past 50 years. In May 2006, the Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium was officially opened as Real Madrid’s training ground and four years ago, he was named by Brazilian

superstar Pele as one of the ‘125 greatest living footballers and the best Argentinian player ever’. Placed fourth, behind Pele, Diego Maradona, and Johan Cruyff, in a vote organised by the French weekly magazine France Football whereby former Ballon d’Or winners were consulted to elect the Football Player of the Century, Alfredo has been, without doubt, one of the greatest players ever to grace the world scene Several others stars of yesteryear, including Eusebio, Luis Suarez, Sandro Mazzola and Welsh hero John Charles, all described Alfredo as ‘the most complete footballer in the history of the game’. Alfredo, who is now aged 87, said: “I love football… it’s been my life for 75 years. And I would, if possible, spend another 75 years in a game I’ve enjoyed so much.”

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€500,000 STOCK CLEARANCE SALE NOW ON! themselves for many years back in the UK, and having had a chain of more than 140 successful stores, they decided to use their expertise here, too. The first store was opened on the Mijas road nearly four years ago, followed a while later with a

larger store in Velez Malaga. The idea was simple, to offer UK style furniture at the best possible price. The buyers travel all over the world sourcing

unusual and interesting pieces for the shops. As the name would imply, they stock retail sofas in fabric and leather; they also offer sofa beds, beds, garden furniture, BBQs, pictures, mirrors, rugs and all manner of accessories to liven up your home. Similar to the fashion industry, they need to remain one step ahead to ensure that the models are regularly updated and remain fresh. Hence the current €500,000 STOCK CLEARANCE SALE. General Manager Simon Scott explains: “As we are now coming to the end of another successful year, it is necessary to clean out the old and bring in the new. We need to move the ex-display

models quickly to make way for all the new stock that will be arriving shortly. There is only one surefire way of turning stock into cash quickly and that is by slashing the prices. These are all ex-display models that are available for immediate delivery. “So if you really want a bargain, then come and see us before they are all gone!” Simon also feels very confident about the future. He comments: “I can really feel a change in the wind and people are feeling more optimistic. There are definite signs that the housing market is picking up again and this is exactly what we all need to get the economy moving again. I do think the future looks bright.” World of Sofas can be found on the main road between Fuengirola and Mijas, also instore at Banderas Vivar opposite Lidl in Velez Malaga. Opening hours Mon–Sat 10am right thru until 8.30pm. For more information please click onto www.worldofsofas.es or call 952 665 187.


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Craftsmanship defines 2015 Cadillac Escalade AMERICAN manufacturer Cadillac introduced the allnew 2015 Escalade, a sport utility vehicle that brings craftsmanship and technology together. Production for the 2015 Escalade begins next spring in Texas, with the release in European markets scheduled for the end of 2014. Offered with 2WD and 4WD drivetrains, Escalade features a new 6.2 litre V-8 engine that is more powerful and more efficient than previous models. Cadillac’s Magnetic Ride Control, a reacting suspension system unique to the manufacturer, is now standard, delivering precisely controlled driving performance. The exterior features new sharp, complex surfaces accented by lightemitting diode (LED) lighting. The fourth-generation

ESCALADE: Hits the European market in 2014. Escalade interior features leather that is hand cut, sewn and wrapped, with wood trim options. The new interior is also quieter, thanks to a stronger new body structure and Bose Active Noise Cancellation tech-

nology. CUE, Cadillac’s system for connectivity and control, is standard featuring voice recognition with touch controls common with the world’s most popular tablets and mobile devices. A standard 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster can be reconfigured with four themes and a head-up display projects information onto the windshield. An available Blu-Ray DVD rear

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entertainment system includes a nineinch, roof-mounted screen. Escalade’s technologies also include safety features to help protect occupants before, during and after a collision. These include front and rear automatic braking, which relies on short-range radar technology and ultrasonic sensors to help the driver prevent front and rear low-speed collisions via a progression of alerts that extend to complete braking.

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VOLKSWAGEN has presented the new member of the up! family, the cross up! The up! family includes the CrossPolo, CrossGolf and CrossTouran models. The cross up! Is a compact four-door car with the customised styling of a small sport utility vehicle (SUV). The sporty and rugged appearance of the 3.56 metre long cross up! is marked by exterior elements. External features include bumpers in a sporty design with silver-coloured inserts, black styling add-ons to the wheel arches and sills, door mirrors painted in metallic and the anodised silver roof rails. The appearance of the cross up! finishes with a 15mm higher ride height and exclusive 16-inch alloy wheels. With a starting price of €13,950, the new cross up! is available in five body colours - white, red, dark blue metallic, light silver metallic and black pearl for selection. A three-cylinder petrol engine with 999 cc displacement and 55 kW / 75 PS at 6200 rpm specially developed for the up! series guarantees fuel economy, the German manufacturer claims. To make everyday driving safe and comfortable, Volkswagen offers various optional equipment and trim packs for the cross up! These include ‘drive pack plus’ with City Emergency Braking - a lidar-based emergency braking system designed to help a driver avoid a low-speed crash, ‘cool & sound pack’ with air conditioner and audio system and ‘maps & more pack’ with a multi-coloured 5-inch TFT touchscreen.

PIVE Plan gets an extension THE SPANISH Government has announced it will extend the PIVE incentive programme to buy new cars. The announcement came after the third phase of the plan came to an end. The fourth phase of the PIVE programme will have an estimated budget of €70 million.

The PIVE plan was designed by the Spanish government to boost car sales. Buyers receive a €2,000 discount when buying a new car - the price of which should not exceed €25,000 - in exchange for presenting a car at least 10 years old. Although the discount is €2,000, the Govern-

ment only grants €1,000 whereas the remaining €1,000 is provided by car dealers. So far 220,000 people have benefited from the PIVE programme in its three phases. The Minister for Finance Cristobal Montoro has stated this plan is part of the Government’s action to

stimulate business competitiveness. Montoro pointed out the motor industry is key to the economic recovery. According to the Spanish Car and Lorry Manufacturers Association (Anfac), the whole of the programme’s phases have created an economic activity worth €3.4 billion.


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Vettel and Marquez close to finishing line, Rugby League World Cup starts Tony Matthews

International Sports A former football player and the world’s most prolific author of football books (more than 100 published), Tony is also the sports reporter for Spectrum Radio and lives in the Cabrera mountains.

Costa de Almeria

IT’S almost certain that in India on Sunday, Sebastian Vettel WILL win the F1 world title for the fourth successive year. And either Marc Marquez (298 points) or Jorge Lorenzo (280) will be crowned MotoGP champion, with Marquez firm favourite ahead of Sunday’s penultimate race in Japan. The opening ceremony of the Rugby League World Cup

takes place in Cardiff on Saturday. Top football matches on Saturday/Sunday are: Villa-Everton, ChelseaManchester City, Crystal Palace-Arsenal, LiverpoolWBA, Manchester UnitedStoke, SunderlandNewcastle (the Tyneside derby) and Spurs-Hull (PL); Blackpool-Blackburn, Burnley-QPR and DerbyBirmingham (Championship), unbeaten Leyton Orient-Rotherham (FL1) and Chesterfield-Bristol Rovers (FL2). FOOTBALL - England, despite winning their final two qualifying group matches, will NOT be seeded when the draw is made for the 2014 World Cup on December 6. Therefore, they could

Change of coach LAURA ROBSON may choose Maria Sharapova’s former mentor Thomas Hogstedt as her next coach.

initially meet Argentina, Brazil, even Spain. And Roy Hodgson has

arranged several friendlies before Rio, starting with back-toback Wembley games next month against Chile and Germany, followed by matches with Denmark, the USA and two others in the New Year. Last weekend, PL leaders Arsenal beat Norwich; Liverpool (now 3rd, with Steven Gerrard’s

GINS MEMBERS: After playing a stableford competition at Los Moriscos.

Good scoring for GINS players

TWENTY members of GINS turned up to play a Stableford at Los Moriscos. They reported that the course is in excellent condition. The perfect greens led to some good scores. Tomorrow (Friday) they will be starting the Los Moriscos Eclectic and it will be played right through to March. It is also a sponsored day. Christopher Morbey has sponsored the McCracken Trophy for a number of years and is always very generous with his prizes. The results of the stableford

competition were: in first David Oxford (39 points) with Pepe Gil second (34) and Rod Oldham (33). Marlene Taylor (32) was top lady. At Añoreta a Texas Scramble was played. As they started off the weather was cool with a little cloud cover, perfect conditions for golf, though the sun soon rose and burnt the cloud away. Winning teams were in the three ball competition, Peter Garner, Frank Ferdinales and Ana Junquera (net 64.17) and in the four ball competition

Helmut Muller, Alan Lloyd Edwards, Wim Janson and Barbara Schmidt (net 61.37). At Baviera GINS had their biggest field of the year - 54 players - who all played at a good pace. The scoring was the best they have had for a long time with the majority being in the 30s. Overall winner was Pepe Gil (39). Dave Miles (37) was men’s winner with Alan Jones (36) second and Derek Geelon (36) third. Stef Elsey (36) was winning lady with Gill Sibson (36) second.

100th top-flight goal) drew at Newcastle; Chelsea (2nd) defeated Cardiff; Everton (7th) pipped Hull; Southampton (6th) drew at Manchester United; Manchester City (4th) won at West Ham; Spurs (5th) beat Aston Villa and Swansea belted Sunderland (bottom). The derbies between Millwall-QPR (Championship) and Wolves-Coventry (FL1) ended in draws; Plymouth, making football’s longest return journey, a 754-mile round trip to Hartlepool, lost, and Celtic and Rangers are running away with the SPL and SL1 respectively. RUGBY UNION - Last Friday, 61,418 fans at Wembley (a Heineken Cup pool game record) saw Toulouse beat Saracens; Cardiff Blues, Glasgow, Leicester, Leinster, Munster, Northampton and Ulster also won the latest games. CRICKET - India’s Sachin Tendulkar (40) will retire next month. He’s already scored 83,502 runs in 950 matches - 15,837 in 198 Tests, 18,426 in ODIs, 2,334 in the IPL, 10 in one 20/20 game and 46,895 at club level. The only player to hit 100 centuries and score 200 in limited over competitions, he’s struck 241 hundreds (best knock 248) and 403 fifties in a brilliant career which began in 1987. Bangladeshi Sohag Gazi is the first cricketer to score a century and take a hat-trick in the same Test, doing so against Pakistan. Soon afterwards Pakistan ended South Africa’s 14 match unbeaten run with victory in Abu Dhabi. MOTOGP Jorge Lorenzo won a most confusing - and dramatic -

IN MEMORIAM Before Leyton Orient’s home game with MK Dons earlier this month, a plaque was unveiled to commemorate the life of soccer legend Laurie Cunningham. He played for the Os (1974-77), WBA, Real Madrid, England and others before his tragic death in a car crash near Madrid in 1989, aged 33. Australian Grand Prix after fellow countryman Marc Marquez was disqualified for failing to make a pit stop! Dani Pedrosa was second, Valentino Rossi third. TENNIS - Andy Murray, OBE, may not compete in the Australian Open due to a back (disc) injury. FORMULA 1 - The funeral of Spain’s F1 reserve driver Maria de Villota, found dead in a hotel room in Sevilla earlier this month, took place last week. Maria (33) lost her right eye after crashing in July 2012 while testing a car for Team Marussia. Subsequent neurological damage led to her death. RIP CYCLING - In the European indoor track championships in Holland, GB riders Jason Kenny, Jess Varnish, Laura Trott (two gold) and Joanna Rowsell all won medals. GOLF - Fellow exprofessional footballer, Ray McHale has won his first trophy here in Spain, clinching the Handicap Shield in the Desert Springs Constitution Cup competition with a net score of 65.

DID YOU KNOW? ONLY four midfielders have scored 100 PL goals: Frank Lampard (166); Ryan Giggs (109); Paul Scholes (107); Steven Gerrard (100).


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Dave Redshaw Malaga CF Reporter Dave Redshaw Dave is the author of ‘Malaga Football Club - The Story’ available from Amazon.

Steven Gerrard’s 100th top flight goal. To read more turn to page 47

MALAGA enter Saturday’s home game with Celta Vigo (kick-off 4pm) looking to get back on track having suffered a second successive defeat. They went down 2-0 to Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu. Los Blanquiazules’ boss Bernd Schuster caused a surprise before the game by naming Samuel alongside Mounir El Hamdaoui in attack, and the youngster had the first effort of the game when his shot was comfortably gathered by Diego Lopez. Cristiano Ronaldo then had a great opportunity to put Madrid ahead on eight minutes when his attempt from the edge of the area came back off the crossbar,

before Alvaro Morata, in for the injured Karim Benzema, had a header from Dani Carvajal’s cross ruled out for offside. With the Costa del Sol outfit barely troubling the hosts it was left to goalkeeper Willy Caballero to keep them in the game with some great saves. Eliseu failed to find the target in a rare attack from the visitors just before halftime as they continued to frustrate Carlo Ancelotti’s men, but just four minutes after the break Caballero was beaten by a somewhat fortuitous goal, Di Maria’s right-wing cross sneaking in at the far post. Di Maria then presented Isco with a clear opening to score against his old club

BBVA LEAGUE - 1ª Division

Champions League

Europa League

Relegation

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P

W

D

L

GF

GA

Barcelona

25

9

8

1

0

28

6

Atlético

24

9

8

0

1

21

7

R. Madrid

22

9

7

1

1

19

9

Villarreal

17

9

5

2

2

15

9

Getafe

16

9

5

1

3

14

11

Athletic

16

9

5

1

3

15

13

Espanyol

14

9

4

2

3

12

11

Valencia

13

9

4

1

4

12

13

Levante

13

9

3

4

2

9

14

Elche

12

9

3

3

3

10

12

Sevilla

10

9

2

4

3

15

16

R. Sociedad

10

9

2

4

3

8

10

Málaga

9

9

2

3

4

11

9

Rayo

9

9

3

0

6

7

21

Betis

8

9

2

2

5

9

12

Granada

8

9

2

2

5

5

10

Valladolid

7

9

1

4

4

9

15

Osasuna

7

9

2

1

6

6

13

Celta

6

9

1

3

5

8

13

Almería

3

9

0

3

6

11

20

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but his shot was palmed away. The goalkeeper denied Ronaldo with 17 minutes remaining when he fisted away a free-kick heading for the top corner.

Nonetheless, the clincher was when a penalty was awarded, Ronaldo finally managing to get his name on the scoresheet beating Caballero to secure a win.

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