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Becoming Spanish THE region’s registry offices have handled 48,564 naturalisation requests since late 2012. Seventy-eight per cent of requests were approved and 22 per cent rejected.

Empty seats CALLS to increase the train service between San Vicente and Alicante City have been rejected. Only 25 passengers use the trains each way, said operator RENFE.

Hungry cats FINES of €750 await Alcoy residents who feed stray cats. Periodically rounding up the cats has done nothing to reduce the town’s feline population, the town hall has explained.

Big-spending Brits Foreign tourists bring €579m September boost INTERNATIONAL tourist spending increased by 9.4 per cent in September in the Valencian Community to reach €579 million. According to the Egatur tourist expenditure survey conducted by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, in the first nine months of the year spending reached €47 billion in the country, an increase of

7.3 per cent over the same period in 2012. Average daily spending through September went up by 2.2 per cent to €108, with British tourists spending the most; 20.7 per cent of the total, followed by German tourists, up 4 per cent compared to the same period last year. Spending across the border in Murcia also

rose with foreign visitors handing over €506 million so far this year; an increase of 1.2 per cent over the same period last year. Visitors to the region spent an average €74.10 per person per day, below the national average, but the lower spend was made up for by tourists staying longer; an average of 13.1 days.

Bricks and mortar: Spanish piggy banks MORE houses were sold in Campello than any other L’Alacanti town between January and July. A total of 202 sales were finalised during this period, according to

Ministry of Public Works statistics. This was 6.3 per cent more than the 190 sales registered in 2012. Most of the properties were acquired as second residents by

foreign buyers, revealed Campello real estate sources. The majority were Russian although some buyers came from Algeria, France and Belgium.

Others were Spanish clients, the estate agents said, often buying as an investment because they do not trust the country’s banks.


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BURIED TREASURE: A 17th century crucifix.

What lies below

ANY infrastructure project that involves digging will uncover reminders of Villajoyosa’s past. It came as no surprise then that work on storm drains in Plaza de la Generalitat revealed the remains of an Augustinian convent built in 1607. The building was demolished in the 1930s to make way for what is now the N-322 through the town, said experts from the Vilamuseu museum. They have uncovered part of the convent’s high altar with two 17th

century tombs at right angles to its foot. Given this privileged location, those buried there must have been important people, the archaeologists said. One still wore a crucifix made of wood and bronze, a rosary and fragments of footwear. The building was abandoned in 1838 at a time when anti-clerical feeling ran high and legislation was introduced to confiscate Church property. This served both to raise money for the Crown and make unused land available.

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NEWS No excuse NON-ALIGNED councillor Juan Angel Ferrer has criticised delays over the planned Foietes park. Benidorm’s contribution to Valencia’s GDP is four times higher than the regional average, he reminded the regional government. Write-off THE Monovar birthplace of 19th century novelist Jose Martinez Ruiz ‘Azorin’ which was in danger of collapse has been demolished. The owners must rebuild it with an identical façade and plaque. No exceptions ALICANTE’S Catholic University (UCA) cannot open until it is officially recognised. Agreements with the Holy See must observe the same formalities as all private institutions, ruled the Constitutional Tribunal. New tax THE regional government plans to include a tax on the deposits in the region’s banks in next year’s budget. This will affect only the banks, not their clients’ deposits. Second thoughts BENIDORM Town Hall has postponed plans to increase hotel rubbish collection taxes, following protests from the sector. It also plans to reduce charges for private property and theme parks. Kerb crawling A PASSENGER suffered minor injuries when a car drove into a closed travel agency in Alicante City. The driver was over the drink-driving limit when breath-tested. Sentence review THE high court is to review Miguel Ricart’s case following a Court of Human Rights ruling. He was convicted in 1993 of raping and murdering three teenage girls in Alcasser (Valencia).

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Hospital care hypocrisy? THE PSOE (Socialist) party’s number two has been accused of hypocrisy after she spent three days in a private intensive care unit. Elena Valenciano, who is asthmatic, was taken to a private clinic in Benidorm with severe breathing problems while visiting her family in Altea.

She has since been discharged. When the news emerged, she was accused of hypocrisy for censuring King Juan Carlos when he chose a private hospital for his hip operation. Why did she not go to Marina Baja Hospital in Villajoyosa, she was asked? Valenciano was very ill and required immediate

treatment, family sources explained. Critics claimed the journey to Villajoyosa would have taken only a little longer, although Valenciano’s defenders questioned this. Traffic on the N-332 bypass can be unpredictable, they said, and using the A-7 would have wasted precious time.

CHESTNUT FESTIVAL: Celebrated in some parts of Spain.


HILE Halloween has ballooned into a massive worldwide event, in Spain the more traditional celebrations fall on All Saints’ Day. November 1 is a national holiday and queues form at cemeteries as families remember the dead. Families buy flowers, visit the tombs of deceased relatives and spend the night praying for them. Sweetmeats known as ‘Saints’ Bones’ are made with marzipan filled with egg yolk. They are shaped in the form of a bone and can be found in most cake shops, along with ‘buñuelos’ which are fried dough balls with sweet toppings. Celebrating Halloween has become popular in Spain in recent years, with many stores selling foodstuffs and decorations, and schools holding costume parties. Some TV channels show horror films or Halloween Buñuelos and pumpkins

Emilio de Llera, Head of the Andalucian Regional Department of Justice, regarding the search for the body of Sevilla teenager Marta del Castillo, murdered in January 2009.


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Sweet prospect EXPORTS of Christmas sweetmeat turron grew by 5 per cent this year. The increase is due to new markets in Russia, China and Arab countries, said Jijona manufacturers.

SOME of the tickets for a €600,000 national lottery prize were sold in Pedreguer. The winning number 36,075 was also sold in Barcelona, Medina Sidonia (Cadiz) and Beasain (Guipuzcoa).

Families remember the dead

THE search for Marta has cost too much already and it’s stupid to waste money’


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themed episodes of shows, and both children and adults dress up and go to parties and even trick-ortreating, especially in large towns and cities. However, October 31 has been celebrated in many points of Spain for centuries, although paying more attention to chestnuts than pumpkins. In parts of Spain like Galicia, Cantabria, Cataluña, Aragon, Asturias, and parts of Leon, Zamora, Salamanca and Caceres, they have the ‘Chestnut Festival’ which has Celtic roots and is a time when families get together and remember the dead. It is common to cook sweet chestnuts on a wood fire and eat them. In some areas, people paint their faces with the soot and jump over the fires for good luck. They play games, tell stories and sing songs.

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per cent of the population in Spain breathe air which is polluted beyond acceptable health levels, according to a 2012 study by Environmentalists in Action. This leads to 19,940 premature deaths every year, according to the study.

Raw deal ALICANTE CITY cabbies have complained that out-of-town taxi-drivers and unlicensed ‘pirates’ at stations and the ferry take away 10 per cent of their trade.

Home industry POLICE dismantled a cocaine laboratory in a Petrel apartment whose 34-year-old tenant manufactured and distributed the drug. He was carrying 100 grammes of crack cocaine when arrested.

Hotel deadline THE Alicante courts will auction the derelict five-star Sidi San Juan unless it finds a buyer. It is now owned by the official receivers and banks BBVA and La Caixa.

Severed link RYANAIR is discontinuing its Valencia-Oporto (Portugal) route. It blamed the ‘enormous’ increase in Spanish airport costs in general ‘and Valencia in particular’.

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Natural gas for Benidorm THE Cegas natural gas company has finally obtained permission to install piped gas in Benidorm. Now that all the formalities have been completed, the company plans to invest €8.7 million in the project over the next four years.

Excavating and laying the 13-kilometre pipeline is expected to cost €1 million and will take between eight and 10 months. Once the work is completed, Cegas will create a 56-kilometre network to deliver gas to 30,000 homes and 545 hotels and businesses in the resort. SIGNED AND SEALED: Akira president adds her signature as mayors look on.

Signing up for animal shelter BENISSA and Teulada Town Halls are to help Akira build a shelter for abandoned animals. Benissa Town Hall has agreed to provide land on the La Pedrera industrial estate, near the Ecoparque and licences for

building and setting up the shelter for 100 dogs, said Mayor Juan Bautista Rosello. The council will also connect water, drains, electricity and a telephone line. The installation should be ready within a couple of months, Rosello announced. Teulada is to contribute €15,000 towards building expenses and starting up the shelter, announced its mayor, Antoni Joan Bertomeu. A WEBSITE now lists the salaries commanded by Akira will provide the remainder and take political party Partido Popular’s (PP) high-ranking officials in the Valencian Community. responsibility for the It brought some surprises. Cesar Augusto Asencio, a shelter’s upkeep. It will PP vice-secretary as well as Mayor of Crevillente also collect animals at €99,408 last year – more than the regional president the town hall as and Alberto Fabra’s 2011 salary of €88,471. when required. Jorge Bellver and Marisol Linares, two more viceAkira’s president Gine secretaries on €88,000 apiece, each took home more Wilhemina Oosterthan Fabra. haven thanked the At the other end of the scale Miguel Ortiz, another mayors and said the vice-secretary as well as Altea mayor was paid €36,472. important thing was Although mayoral salaries tend to range between being able to save €50,000 and €90,000, Calpe Mayor Cesar Sanchez was abandoned animals and another exception, with earnings of €91,072. find them new homes.

Bumper paypackets for some PP officials


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A fond farewell to Manolo Escobar

THOUSANDS flocked to Benidorm Town Hall to pay their last respects to Manolo Escobar. Popular in Spain since the Sixties, the singer became world famous after recording ¡Que viva España! The town hall’s function room was turned into a temporary funeral chapel so that the singer’s countless fans, many of them elderly, could bid the popular singer farewell. The coffin’s arrival and departure a day later was greeted like a bullfighter entering the ring, with cries of ¡Que viva Manolo! and ¡Ole tu! He discovered Benidorm in 1963

when he and his German wife Anita stayed there after failing to find holiday accommodation elsewhere. The couple liked it so much they bought a home “to return to next year.” They moved into the Rincon de Loix villa named Porompompero after one of his biggest hits - in the Eighties. They returned when work permitted and settled permanently in the early 90s. Manolo Escobar, who was born in Almeria and grew up in Badalona, died a few days after his 82nd birthday, two years after he was diagnosed with cancer.

Sunrise case shelved THE judge investigating the Sunrise case has given up searching for the ship’s captain. He is unlocatable

Arrest of fraudsters TEN men and a woman were arrested for embezzling €20,335. The tricksters advertised apartment rentals in Benidorm on the internet. They received deposits of between €80 and €300 from 180 people, but on their arrival found no apartments were available.

and she has returned the case to the Prosecution Department. The ship ran aground off El Saler (Valencia) during storms in September last year, remaining near to shore for several weeks before it could be moved. The captain’s decision to bring the Sunrise so close caused such serious erosion, prosecutors said, that 60,000 cubic metres of sand were required to counteract the damage. The shipowners insurance covered the cost of repairs and regeneration, but the captain was accused of environmental offences.


Car theft ends in shooting A NIGHT-TIME car chase that began in Benissa ended in Alcalali. Instead of giving himself up, a car thief apprehended by Local Police in Benissa sped off through Senija and Lliber. Alerted to the chase, the Guardia Civil blocked the Jalon road with a vehicle, which the pursued driver managed to avoid.

MANOLO ESCOBAR: The famous singer had made Benidorm his home.


He finally stopped in Alcalali but on leaving the car made “a suspicious movement.” One of the Benissa policemen, believing that he was about to take out a weapon, opened fire in self-defence. The man was later found to be unarmed. He was taken to Denia hospital where he received treatment for a gunshot wound to his arm.


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Don’t bank on it! LA JARA residents are fighting the decision to close its only remaining bank. Other banks have

First job plan ends THE first 15-strong group of workers employed by Javea Town Hall have finished their threemonth contracts. Their places will now be taken by a further 15 unemployed Javea residents.

gradually closed branches there and now it is the turn of the one survivor. Although the cash machine will remain, the bank is due to close at the end of November, to the dismay of the local population. The decision will have particular impact on the elderly who have asked Mayor Josep Fornes to intervene. His request to the bank to postpone the closure met with failure. “It seems that the decision has been made,” said the mayor. “Figures are the important thing and they don’t balance,” he lamented.

Altea projects face local opposition ALTEA’S future Chapel of Rest will not be located near the town centre. Urban Development Councillor Carolina Punset and residents have objected to the choice of Calle Pontet. The town plan (PGOU) does not allow this type of installation, she said, prompting Health and Social Services Councillor Gregorio Alvado to select another site on the Montahud


It wasn’t me! AN employee has denied causing a fire at the municipal dump in Benidorm, which spread rapidly. He had lit and later put out a bonfire two days before on his bosses’ orders, he claimed.

Early warning GREEN LUNG: Montemolar in Altea. industrial estate. Punset also criticised the Norwegian geriatric residence planned for an 11,760-squaremetre plot of Montemolar woodland. Punset claimed that the residence poses an environmental threat by destroying Altea’s ‘green lung’. Its link to the N322 - “a goat track without room for two cars to pass” -

is inadequate, she declared. The PP party needs Punset’s Cipal party votes to maintain control of the town hall but is likely to be less acquiescent regarding the home. Planning permission was granted in September, seven years after original application. “Building will go ahead,” the town hall announced.

A MOTORIST tailing a drunken driver on the N-322 flashed his lights and sounded his horn to warn oncoming vehicles. The drunk was eventually arrested after driving for 20 kilometres.

Bleak outlook EMPLOYMENT in the Valencian Community will not improve until mid2014, a BBVA survey predicted. Its three provinces will take longer to recover from the crisis than other regions, it said.


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Consul urges Belgians to register THE Belgian consul in Alicante, Dominique Schoofs, has visited La Nucia. She was there to urge Belgian residents to register on the padron


Too close PERMISSION to open a new discotheque in Alicante City’s Calle Castaños has been refused. It would have been less than 50 metres from another disco, said the urban planning department.

Tree gift A LOCAL nursery donated more than 300 ficus trees to San Vicente’s Norte Canastell park. It intends to send more trees to other parks in the area.

Pups dumped FIVE puppies were found in a rubbish bin by Denia residents alerted by their cries. One was dead but the four survivors were taken to the local animal shelter.

Clock change saves money PUTTING the clocks forward last March saved the Valencian Community almost €12 million. The bulk of this amount €9.4 million - came from savings in domestic energy bills, with the provinces of Alicante and Valencia benefiting more than Castellon. Savings were most noticeable between March and October when the sun rises early and sets late, said the regional energy directorate. Valencia saved €5.8 million while Alicante Province made savings of €4.8 million. Castellon managed €1.4 million.

(municipal roll). At the last count, 900 were registered. Like her counterparts from the UK and elsewhere, Schoofs emphasised the importance of registering and the benefits this brings.

These include access to an important number of public services including schools, health-care and Social Services. Other services depend on the number

Sierra walk retraces history THE Sierra Helada national park not only separates Benidorm and Alfaz’s Albir, but unites them, too. Both local councils have joined forces to promote and protect the national park while introducing it to visitors and local residents through a series of conducted tours. The first followed the SIERRA HELADA: Following in lookouts’ footsteps. Ruta de los Atajadores, the trail taken centuries side. All this and more covered, it is hardly ago by sentinels who was explained by staff surprising that the patrolled the crest of from the culture Atajadores route was Sierra Helada between departments of both classed as ‘difficult’ but others that follow in the Bombarda and councils. As well as its history, November and December Caletes towers in Albir and Benidorm. Their task they also pointed out the will be less demanding. For more information, was to give early warning fossilised dunes and of pirates, foes and plants that are unique to contact the culture and heritage departments in invaders approaching the Sierra. from the Sierra’s blind Given the terrain Alfaz and Benidorm.

Floral Club help for Alzheimer’s Association THE Marina Alta Costa Blanca Floral Club donated €500 to the Teulad-Moraira Alzheimer’s Association (AFA). The cheque was presented to the local mayor Antoni Joan Bertomeu and Social Services councillor Sylvia Tatnell by the Floral Club’s president Pat Bramah. The mayor thanked the club for what he said was “a grand gesture” and a great help to the day centre run by AFA.

BIG CHEQUE: Teulada-Moraira’s mayor flanked by Pat Bramah (r) and Sylvia Tatnell (l).

Wooing clients in cyberspace IT’S back to school for many Costa Blanca hotel employees. Alicante University is organising an IT course aimed specifically at the tourist industry. Six out of every 10 tourists who visit the Valencian Community use the internet to plan and book holidays, according to regional government statistics. Hotels must move with ease

on the internet so they can promote and market themselves, said Javier Jimenez, co-ordinator of the 60-hour course. It is also important to know how to improve a hotel’s position in search engine results, Jimenez pointed out, while client reviews are ‘fundamental’ when choosing a hotel.

of registered residents. The greater their number – whether Spanish or foreign-born – the more central government money is allocated for public services in the town.


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More flights AIR BERLIN is increasing its weekly flights to Alicante-Elche Airport from 18 to 29 this winter. There will be direct links to Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Zurich, Munich, Hamburg, Berlin, and Dusseldorf.

Exports up EXPORTS in Alicante Province grew by 5.7 per cent in August compared to 2012. Between January and August they increased by 12.3 per cent.


Payout for victims of La Cala flood THE family of two Britons drowned during a flash flood will receive €225,000 in compensation. The couple were shopping at the open-air market in La Cala de Finestrat in October 2011 when a cloudburst turned the site into a raging torrent. The town hall assumed responsibility after ignoring warnings that the site, a paved-over riverbed, was at risk from flooding. The settlement, previously agreed between the couple’s family, their lawyer and insurers, was approved at a council meeting.

FLOOD RISK: The former site of La Cala ‘mercadillo’.

Neo-Nazis rear their heads SCHOOLS in Playa de San Juan have been defaced with fascist symbols. Swastikas were daubed on walls of the Radio Exterior institute and Mediterraneo school, as well as phrases praising Hitler and proclaiming ‘fascism is joy’. The walls were cleaned but the slogans and symbols reappeared a few days later. Similar symbols appeared in San Vicente. National Police believe the graffiti is the work of neoNazis. They also suspect the authors could be responsible for the stoning of a kebab shop in Playa de San Juan.

Flowers for November 1 ALFAZ DEL PI’S flower market is in full swing, ready for tomorrow, November 1. This is the day when the Spanish honour the dead and take flowers to the graves of their loved ones. To meet demand, a flower market has been set up for the second year running in Calle

Federico Garcia Lorca, near the taxi rank. Today (Thursday) and tomorrow (Friday) it will be open from 7am to 2pm. Urban Development and Environment Councillor Vicente Soler has now inspected the cemetery to ensure that all is ready for the large number of visitors expected.


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Confession to girl’s murder A SPANISH man of 37 confessed to killing his partner in Torremanzanas. Neighbours corroborated that on the evening of the killing, the couple had quarrelled violently. The man then stabbed and killed 26-year-old Sorina

Patirnac with a kitchen knife before dismembering her body, police revealed. Piling up furniture and belongings in the room with her remains, he set fire to them in the isolated house. He later described himself as “lost” for some hours, until he rang his father to confess what he had done and tell him that he was wounded. After his father advised him to go to hospital and give himself up, he drove to Villajoyosa hospital. Here he was treated for BENIDORM enjoyed a record September, with minor injuries and later arrested by the Guardia Civil. 88.65 per cent occupancy. The couple were little-known The figures were even better for hotels their Torremanzanas belonging to the Hosbec hoteliers’ association, to neighbours, although the man where 93 per cent of rooms were taken. The National Employment Office (INE) found was identified as a keen hunter. that Benidorm’s tourist establishments His Romanian-born victim had generated 5,270 direct jobs last September. This studied industrial engineering at was 351 fewer than in September 2012, the Alcoy campus of the University of although there were 1.12 million overnight stays, Polytechnic Valencia where she was a 21,876 more than last year. The reduction in jobs continued the trend of ‘brilliant’ pupil. Sorina was the sixth woman to June, July and August when a total of 835 jobs were eliminated despite local hotels’ high die at a partner’s hands in the Valencian Community this year. occupancy rate.

Higher occupancy, but fewer jobs


Frisking upsets Alicante lecturer POLICE at the national parliament have denied obliging an Alicante University lecturer to strip. As in the past, Mar Esquembre was an MP’s guest and had a pass for the public

gallery in the Madrid parliament chamber. This time she was stopped and taken to an anteroom by a female police officer. Here another female officer ordered her to remove her top and lower her trousers. They were clearly out to prevent a repetition of an earlier incident when activists from the Femen feminist group interrupted a parliamentary session, the lecturer later remarked. THE national government will waive airport Speaker Jesus Posadas passenger taxes for airlines opening new routes at ordered an investigation Alicante Airport in 2014. following Esquembre’s This would save around €2,250 each time a 150protests at her treatment. passenger aircraft takes off, said Spanish airports’ He was told that police operator AENA. controls do not include the Alicante must re-establish direct domestic routes need to remove jumpers or so that passengers do not have to change in blouses, he announced Madrid, the local tourist industry insisted. later. “First they label me Direct flights to Sevilla, Santander, Santiago de suspicious and now they’re Compostela, Zaragoza, Asturias and Vigo have all making me out to be a liar,” been lost. There are none to San Sebastian and fumed Mar Esquembre. Navarro, despite the large numbers of Basque “This is the limit. “No-one tourists visiting the province. Only Madrid, Bilbao expects to be attacked by and Barcelona connect directly with Alicante and someone who is supposed these routes need improving, insiders said. to protect them.”

Tax sweetener for new airline routes

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Diver’s body recovered RESCUE teams have recovered the body of a scuba-diver from the Morro de Toix beach near Altea. His family had contacted the emergency services the previous evening after he failed to return home.

A helicopter scoured the sea but gave up at nightfall, continuing the search the following morning assisted by emergency services’ launches and divers. The body was found 40 minutes later after locating the 39-year-old’s diving buoy.

Who takes care of the caretaker? ALICANTE CITY HALL has been accused of cutting back on municipal workers’ rights. The Department of Education is doing away with accommodation for live-in caretakers at city schools, complained the SEP-CV union. Regulations stipulate that security and maintenance at state schools should be carried out by municipal employees. At schools where housing is available, the caretaker is obliged to live onsite, the union claimed. City Hall is deliberately cutting down on this type of accommodation to save money, it continued. The time has come to eliminate the practice, the Department of Education replied. “With existing surveillance devices, schools no longer need a caretaker 24 hours a day,” said Education Councillor Antonio Ardid.

The man was correctly equipped, sources revealed later, and investigators are now probing the cause of death. It is believed that the victim lost consciousness for reasons that are still unexplained, the same sources said.

Say ‘No to fear’ with a picture LA NUCIA is once holding its ‘Say no to fear’ painting competition. Organised by the town hall, the competition brings home the message that gender violence is an issue that concerns every member of society. There is a €500 prize and the competition is open to over-18s, irrespective of nationality or place of residence. The winner will be announced on November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Entries should be left between November 11 and 21 at the Mediterrania Auditorium.

Calpe Charity Shop donated a computer installed by Alien Technologies.

Calpe donates computer CALPE Charity Shop has donated a brand new desktop computer and printer to help children from needy families in the town. Everything was supplied and installed by Alien Technologies, who loaded the computer with all the programs needed for homework and other activities. The computer is situated

in the new Weekend Children’s Activity Centre in the Plaza Central, which is run by the youth section of the Red Cross. It is available for use by children from families who are supported by the Red Cross. The centre is open on Saturdays from 11am to 1pm and 5pm to 7pm for children to do their homework, read, or get

involved in craft activities. In a few weeks, the Charity Shop will be celebrating its annual Christmas Event, with a range of stalls selling Christmas goodies, as well as gifts, competitions and a raffle. So put the date in your diary now, November 21, from 4pm to 6pm, and come along for a glass of Buck’s Fizz while you start your Christmas shopping.


Vote for Rob as Slimmer of Year CAMBRIDGE 800 has entered Robert Blyde, better known as Costa del Sol-based singer, Rob Stevens, into the International Slimmer of the Year 2013 competition. He is Spain’s first entrant into the

Cambridge Slimmer of the Year contest. Voting goes live on Monday, November, 4. Voting processes will be published on the Cambridge 800 Facebook page or read about it in the Euro Weekly News. A spokesman for Cambridge 800 EspañaSpain said: “We are proud to be helping people all over Spain to regain a healthy weight and lifestyle and very proud of Rob to FUNDING to complete Benissa’s N332 ring-road was be representing Spain in promised in the Spanish Government’s 2014 budget. this prestigious The announcement brought enormous satisfaction international competition. to Benissa, where the N332 main road – one of Spain’s “People can vote for busiest – still passes through the town centre. Joy was Robert from next Monday short-lived, however. and get an opportunity to Only €200,000 had been set aside for continuing the say something positive road which was approved in 2007, begun in 2009 and about Spain and how great it is. Cambridge 800 would halted in the same year after the contractor ran out of like to thank EWN for money. All political parties on Benissa Council, including the PP, approved a ‘compromis’ motion demanding a informing its readers about rectification from the national parliament. this great competition. “But no-one is holding their breath,” an insider “Go, Rob! win it for confided. Cambridge 800… win it for Spain!”

Stop, go and stop again for ring-road

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Get ready for Christmas MICK and Debbie at the Gata De Gorgos outlet of Iron Art Factory Outlets are hosting a Christmas Fayre on Sunday November 10 to help raise funds for the MABS cancer support group. MABS offer support and help for patients and their families over the phone and by home visits. Run solely by volunteers, MABS offer a variety of services. They provide a carer/buddy service enabling you to have some respite if you are the carer for a cancer patient, can assist in collecting prescriptions, shopping or just being a listening ear. They have a network of

translators who can assist with appointments and can provide transportation to hospitals for appoint-ments. The event will be open 11am - 4pm and offers free entrance and plenty of parking. There will be a wide range of local traders present selling their wares such as Christmas cakes, chutneys and jams, Christmas cards and wrapping paper, gifts, handbags and scarves, toiletries, hand-made chocolate goods, cheeses, wines, and much more enabling you to do all your Christmas shopping in one place and in plenty of time.

New ministry appointment

Captain Martinez Losada (l) with Mayor Berenguer (r).

NAVAL captain, Jose Carlos Martinez Losada, is the new Defence subdelegate in Alicante. He is the Defence ministry’s most senior official in Alicante and substitutes Carlos Dupuy who occupied the post until last July. He met with Campello’s Mayor Juanjo Berenguer who offered support.

You will also have the opportunity to visit the newly refurbished furniture showroom and peruse one of the largest collections of garden furniture and indoor suites on the Costas and not forgetting the gift shop which will have many items on offer on the day with some items being reduced by as much as 50 per cent. Refreshments will be available in Ye Old Tearooms where you can sit and have a natter over a nice cuppa or just sit and enjoy the ambience of the day. As a special touch to mark the day a ‘Memory Tree’ will be erected whereby customers can purchase a card in memory of loved ones and hang the card from the tree keeping half for themselves as a treasured memory. All proceeds will go to the MABS charity. MABS will also have a bric-a-brac stall and will be hosting some party games. All in all this will be a fun day out for all the family which will help raise funds and awareness of this very worthy cause. Anyone interested in having a stall on the day or further information regarding the event should call Debby on 965 757 775.




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New ambassador takes up his post BRITAIN has appointed a new ambassador Ireland Department (2002-2006). He has been posted to the UK’s Mission to Spain. Simon Manley, CMG, a member of the to the UN in New York (1993-1998), where UK’s Diplomatic Service since 1990, has he worked on Yugoslavia and UN reform, taken over from Giles Paxman as Her and has twice been seconded to the EU. Mr Manley was made a Companion of Majesty’s Ambassador to Spain and nonthe Order of St Michael and St George resident Ambassador to Andorra He said: “I am delighted to be here in (CMG) in 2009 and a Commander of the Spain and look forward to strengthening Polish Order of Merit in 2004. He read Modern our broad and deep bilateral relationship. History at Spain is a key ally within the European Magdalen Union and NATO and is one of our most College, Oxford important trading partners.” and Mr Manley, who is married with three International young daughters, said he was eagerly Relations at awaiting meeting and working with companies in both Spain and the UK, Yale University whether established investors or new Graduate entrants keen to secure a foothold in their School. respective markets. He has served as the FCO’s Director Defence and Strategic Threats (20082011), leading the government’s international counter-terrorist, counter-proliferation and counternarcotics efforts, as head of Counter-Terrorism Policy (2006Simon Manley, CMG 2008) and as head of the EU Economic, Central Europe and



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Bad neighbours THREE men have been arrested for allegedly throwing a petrol bomb at their neighbour’s house in Palma. They claimed they did so as a punishment for their neighbour lodging several complaints against them.

News from our editions With six editions and read by more than half a million people, EWN is Spain’s largest free local English-language newspaper

Bikers meet A GROUP of around 30 deaf motorcyclists met up for the second consecutive year to take a ride around the province visiting places such as Calar Alto and Tabernas.

TWO people, aged 39 and 48, were arrested at Son Sant Joan Airport for allegedly trying to smuggle 253 grams of cocaine into Spain hidden in their luggage.

Prison for stabbing

Vaccination campaign

Axe attack A MAN was arrested in Palma after trying to attack two Local Police officers with an axe. Police found €7,000 in cash in his pockets. He had previously smashed up six cars.

Father arrested A MAN of Moroccan origin has been arrested in Palma after he allegedly abused his daughter, aged 15, because she refused to wear a Muslim veil or hijab.


Block evacuated AN apartment block in Velez-Malaga had to be evacuated after a toddler accidentally started a fire that completely destroyed his house. No one was injured in the incident.

New logo ALMUÑECAR COUNCIL is to run a competition to find a new tourism logo for the town. The current one, which is 20 years old, is obsolete, according to Tourist councillor Rafael Caballero.

Angry goalkeeper

which was hidden in a vehicle they stopped at a routine checkpoint. The driver claimed he had sold a heavy vehicle but had no proof.


Hidden stash

THE seasonal flu vaccination campaign has started in the Balearic Islands with 139,800 vaccines. It will last until December 5. For more information call 902 079 079.


SPECTACLE MILESTONE: Lions President Janette Bennett delivers to Emilio Moreno.

Lions spectacles hit new heights

THE Torrevieja Costa Lions Club passed another milestone this week when its President Janette Bennett delivered more than 1,000 pairs of used spectacles to the Centro de Reciclaje de Gafas ‘Melvin Jones’ in San Vicente del Raspeig, Alicante. Emilio Moreno, the centre’s director, was delighted to receive the donation which brings the total provided by Torrevieja Lions to over 9,000 pairs in six years. This achievement is outstanding for the club and has been achieved with great support from the customers and staff of Specsavers in Torrevieja. The Lions have also agreed a collaboration with Francisco Jurado, Director of Specsavers in Guardamar del Segura. Nationally, Specsavers have launched an initiative in all their Spanish stores to collect used spectacles to donate to their local Lions Clubs for onward delivery to the recycling centre. The used spectacles are cleaned, graded and reframed at the recycling centre where they are then held awaiting orders from all round the world where eye care is not readily available. All donations are welcome.

Smugglers caught

Cheap homes

TWO men have been arrested at the port of Motril for allegedly trying to smuggle into Spain 3.5 kilograms of hashish hidden between shoe soles and sugar cubes.

THE SIMed property fair which will be held at the Malaga Trade Fair Centre from tomorrow (Friday) will be offering homes from €25,000.


Unlicensed drivers

MALAGA Prosecutor’s Office has asked for two years and two months in prison for a goalkeeper who reportedly assaulted a referee during a football match in Nerja.

TWENTY-FIVE drivers have been reported this year for carrying out public transport services without a licence in Malaga.

Snatch foiled

Burial site

A MOROCCAN man has been remanded in custody for allegedly snatching a fouryear-old girl at a school playground in Motril while shouting: “Islam will be imposed in Al-Andalus.”

A MEDIEVAL necropolis which could date back as far as the 13th century has been found in Cartama during an archaeological dig.

Text threats A MAN, 19, was arrested in Malaga for sending up to 50 insulting and threatening text messages to his exgirlfriend every day.

Strong wind STRONG winds blew over a palm tree in Avenida Antonio Machado in Benalmadena, which hit a delivery lorry and trapped the driver inside.

€100,000 seized MIJAS Local Police seized €100,000

AN Argentinian woman has been sentenced to five years in prison after killing her husband by stabbing him twice during a domestic argument. The incident occured in Almeria City in 2008.

On the trail A MAN was arrested in Almeria City after stealing items from a vehicle. The victim, who witnessed the crime, phoned the police and followed the man through the streets until police were able to catch up with him.

Surfing USA EL EJIDO windsurfer and former World Champion Víctor Fernandez is in Hawaii to take part in the JP Aloha Classic in Maui.

Sausage meet THE classic Feria of the sausage in Viator has beaten all records with 4,500 sausage sandwiches handed out in the Plaza de Constitution.


Parking dispute RESIDENTS in Elche, opposite the area acquired for car parking for a new multi-sport zone, say they want to ensure that ‘quality of life’ is preserved for neighbours and ask for the parking to be moved to another, more suitable, area.

18-year sentence A MAN, found guilty of beating his expartner to death at the bar in Pilar de la Horadada that they ran together, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.

Seal of approval TWENTY-FIVE establishments including hotels, museums and restaurants in the Orihuela municipality have been given the Tourist Quality hallmark.


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Bill of confidence

business & legal

Gates unquestionably acquired a bargain for his outlay of a little over €113 million, which also makes him FCC’s principal shareholder after the owner, Esther Koplowitz. He bought at €14.8 per share and although this is double last April’s price when it nosedived to €6.6, it was still a bargain compared with the pre-crisis €83.9.

Fruit policy was a big blunder... MERCADONA makes few blunders although owner Juan Roig recently admitted to one. The chain erred when it switched to pre-packaged fruit and vegetables in 2008. “People want a good aubergine picked yesterday and sold today,” he said. “You won’t see grocery stores in areas with a Mercadona, but you’ll find eight greengrocers,” he claimed. “Without going to Harvard, greengrocers were clever and went to Harvacete instead,” Roig said, combining the Spanish love of a pun with a reference to agricultural province Albacete. The supermarkets sell loose vegetables and fruit

once more, although customers now bag and weigh their own. Citing other policy changes, Roig pointed out that in 2009 Mercadona bought little Spanish fish but imported from all over the world. In contrast, the chain will buy 40,000 tons of Spanish fish next year, most of it directly from local fish markets. This policy will eventually extend to all food sections. He does not belong to the ‘buy Spanish’ school, Roig said. “You have to buy the best product at the best possible price. But by buying products in your own country, you generate wealth and obtain logistical advantages.”


usiness extra

Pesetas live SPANISH people still keep €1.67 billion in pesetas. In 2012, €16 million (the equivalent to 2.62 billion pesetas) were exchanged. Those who still have pesetas at home have until December 31, 2020, to exchange the currency.

Public tweet SOCIAL networking website Twitter seeks $1.4 billion (€1.04 billion) in what is expected to be the largest internet initial public offering since Facebook Inc made its debut. The San Francisco-based company intends to sell 70 million shares at $17 (€12.32) to $20 (€14.49) each.

Back to black for IBERIA, now merged with BA to form IAG, will return to profit in 2014. Spain’s flagship airline has been in crisis “but is well on the way to recovery,” claimed IAG chief, Willie Walsh. “It will make a profit next year, as British Airways and Vueling are already doing,” he insisted. The company has not been in the

black since 2008 when it made a profit of €5 million. Its results have been so disappointing that IAG reported a €501 million loss during the first half of this year, dragged down by Iberia’s own €35 million losses. IAG has cut 1,700 jobs at Iberia and aims to increase layoffs to 3,000 by 2014.


STAT OF WEEK THE price per square metre of housing fell 9.3 per cent during the third quarter of this year, accumulating a fall of 38.1 per cent since 2007.


Gates makes €113m investment in Spain BILL GATES has acquired 6 per cent of the Spanish construction firm FCC. The company CEO Juan Bejar had a ready answer for those who questioned the wisdom of the Microsoft magnate’s acquisition. “Spain is attractive,” Bejar explained. Prices have fallen so sharply that it is crammed with bargains, he told a Cadena SER interviewer.


BARGAIN-HUNTER: Bill Gates buys stake in FCC.


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LONDON - FTSE 100 C H A N G E ( P ) % C H G. 0.80 0.17 17.00 1.37 55.03 3.63 -7.00 -0.60 9.59 0.64 -2.59 -0.30 -2.50 -0.25 5.00 0.23 33.50 1.03 -1.20 -0.27 0.00 0.00 1.50 0.33 0.60 0.22 -10.72 -0.85 5.50 0.28 -0.95 -0.21 -5.50 -0.16 -0.36 -0.06

NET VOLUME 304.18 75.77 441.92 60.66 223.29 40.54 80.04 28.78 214.92 244.07 15.80 135.79 2,624.02 201.02 305.33 965.27 95.11 148.20



C O M PA N Y PRICE(P) Aberdeen Asset Mngmnt 460.00 Admiral Group PLC 1258.50 Aggreko PLC 1572.50 AMEC PLC 1157.00 Anglo American PLC 1514.00 Antofagasta PLC 873.00 ARM Holdings PLC 980.50 Associated British Foods 2139.00 AstraZeneca PLC 3282.25 Aviva PLC 437.30 Babcock Intrntnl Group 1248.50 BAE Systems PLC 453.25 Barclays PLC 268.47 BG Group PLC 1244.50 BHP Billiton PLC 1958.50 BP PLC 450.18 British Am Tobacco PLC 3409.25 British Land Co PLC 627.25


Units per €

United States $......................................................1.37986 Japan Yen ¥ ...........................................................134.723 Switzerland Francs................................................1.23380 Denmark Kroner ....................................................7.45942 Norway Kroner.......................................................8.12548



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

933.25 360.55 1359.00 1532.50 969.50 2217.50 357.00 1827.00 909.00 1505.50





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

PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE VOLUME 124.42 82.61 35.19 131.19 84.77 120.59 22.46 61.90 87.97 25.88 162.09 76.25 24.24 176.85 92.09 52.77 94.78 46.54 35.73 75.70 30.61 80.00 39.03 86.63 107.52 67.62 50.71 203.06

+0.93 +1.71 +0.56 +2.21 +0.24 +0.03 +0.0805 +0.52 -0.45 -0.06 +2.13 -0.53 +0.455 -0.95 -0.26 +0.29 +0.10 +0.32 +2.01 +0.19 0.00 -0.61 +0.23 -0.40 +0.46 +0.01 +0.29 +0.15

+0.75% +2.11% +1.62% +1.71% +0.28% +0.02% +0.36% +0.85% -0.51% -0.23% +1.33% -0.69% +1.91% -0.53% -0.28% +0.55% +0.11% +0.69% +5.96% +0.25% 0.00% -0.76% +0.59% -0.46% +0.43% +0.01% +0.58% +0.07%

2.1M 6.3M 21.3M 5.5M 4.9M 4.3M 34.3M 8.8M 11.4M 27.4M 3.7M 5.9M 59.6M 4.8M 6.1M 20.9M 3.1M 17.9M 113.5M 3.4M 24.4M 9.6M 14.4M 1.8M 2.7M 6.9M 9.2M 2.8M


C H A N G E ( P ) % C H G. 4.50 1.42 1.00 -0.50 3.00 10.00 0.88 14.00 1.66 -4.00


0.48 0.40 0.07 -0.03 0.31 0.45 0.25 0.77 0.18 -0.26

NET VOLUME 101.29 445.94 8.15 30.97 23.66 11.36 469.03 6.50 69.40 39.47



$ 5.98 $ 3.04 $ 5.06 $ 69.97 $ 27.18 $ 32.29 $ 15.71 $ 12.29 $ 44.14 $ 7.23 $ 6.57

2.18 / +57.37% 0.80 / +35.71% 0.86 / +20.48% 11.87 / +20.43% 4.16 / +18.07% 4.70 / +17.04% 2.13 / +15.68% 1.51 / +14.01% 5.37 / +13.85% 0.70 / +10.72% 0.635 / +10.70%

Healthways, Inc. $ 11.41 Alliance HealthCare Services, Inc. $ 25.58 Qlik Technologies Inc. $ 27.11 Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. $ 2.75 VisionChina Media, Inc. $ 7.99 Synaptics Incorporated $ 44.82 Renewable Energy Group, Inc. $ 11.34 ChinaCache International Holdings Ltd. $ 7.59 Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd. $ 4.40 China Mobile Games and Ent Group Lmtd $ 19 ATA Inc. $ 4.27

5.13 / -31.02% 6.03 / -19.08% 6.37 / -19.03% 0.63 / -18.64% 1.61 / -16.77% 8.22 / -15.50% 1.79 / -13.63% 1.02 / -11.85% 0.58 / -11.65% 2.50 / -11.63% 0.54 / -11.23%

Most Advanced Career Education Corporation Zogenix, Inc. Lattice Semiconductor Corporation Deckers Outdoor Corporation Constant Contact, Inc. Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. Brightcove Inc. QLogic Corporation eHealth, Inc. Builders FirstSource, Inc. Hong Kong Television Network Limited

Most Declined

C O M PA N Y PRICE(P) Croda International PLC 2601.00 Diageo PLC 2019.25 easyJet PLC 1328.00 Experian PLC 1220.50 Fresnillo PLC 1027.00 G4S PLC 260.80 GKN PLC 368.95 GlaxoSmithKline PLC 1613.50 Glencore Xstrata PLC 344.10 Hammerson PLC 536.75 Hargreaves Lansdown 1161.50 HSBC Holdings PLC 680.35 IMI PLC 1502.50 Imperial Tobacco PLC 2331.50 InterContinental Hotels 1834.00 International Consldtd ... 352.30 Intertek Group PLC 3288.50 ITV PLC 192.70 Johnson Matthey PLC 2973.50 Kingfisher PLC 371.40 Land Securities Grp PLC 995.50 Legal & General Grp PLC 212.95 Lloyds Banking Grp PLC 80.53 London Stock Exchange 1690.00 Marks & Spencer Group 475.95 Meggitt PLC 560.25 Melrose Industries PLC 313.30 Mondi PLC 1122.50 National Grid PLC 781.00 Next PLC 5220.00 Old Mutual PLC 204.40 Pearson PLC 1365.50 Persimmon PLC 1247.00 Petrofac Ltd 1472.50 Prudential PLC 1267.50 Randgold Resources 4708.50 Reckitt Benckiser PLC 4797.50 Reed Elsevier PLC 869.25 Resolution Ltd 348.85 REXAM PLC 512.25 Rio Tinto PLC 3228.50 Rolls-Royce Holdings 1168.00 Royal Bank of Scotland 371.45 Royal Dutch Shell PLC 2230.75 RSA Insurance Gr PLC 126.05 SABMiller PLC 3252.75 Sage Group (The) PLC 334.95 Sainsbury (J) PLC 395.85 Schroders PLC 2699.50 Severn Trent PLC 1879.00 Shire PLC 2847.50 Smith & Nephew PLC 799.50 Smiths Group PLC 1410.50 Sports Direct Intrntnl 690.00 SSE PLC 1444.00 Standard Chartered PLC 1544.00 Standard Life PLC 365.00 Tate & Lyle PLC 792.50 Tesco PLC 370.60 Travis Perkins PLC 1798.00 TUI Travel PLC 386.35 Tullow Oil PLC 963.75 Unilever PLC 2488.00 United Utilities Gr PLC 719.75 Vedanta Resources PLC 1071.50 Vodafone Group PLC 226.20 Weir Group PLC 2314.50 Whitbread PLC 3374.50 William Hill PLC 392.65 Wm Morrison Sprmrkts 281.95 Wolseley PLC 3288.00 WPP PLC 1339.00

CHANGE 4.00 2.00 -1.00 -1.00 -10.00 2.30 -3.20 9.40 1.65 0.00 6.00 0.25 -4.00 -10.33 -31.00 2.70 -21.00 0.80 16.00 1.30 4.00 -0.02 0.16 9.00 0.20 -0.95 -1.60 7.00 -0.58 15.00 -0.20 0.00 5.01 2.00 -2.59 67.00 16.00 3.00 0.70 1.50 6.00 -2.00 3.18 -6.95 -0.80 3.00 3.10 -0.99 14.00 -1.00 73.00 1.19 -5.02 1.66 4.75 18.50 -1.60 1.00 0.40 -4.64 1.15 -14.94 -5.00 1.00 5.00 -0.55 -2.00 1.90 1.30 0.00 -11.48 -5.00

% C H G. 0.15 0.10 -0.08 -0.08 -0.96 0.89 -0.86 0.59 0.48 0.00 0.52 0.04 -0.27 -0.44 -1.66 0.77 -0.63 0.42 0.54 0.35 0.40 -0.01 0.20 0.54 0.04 -0.17 -0.51 0.63 -0.07 0.29 -0.10 0.00 0.40 0.14 -0.20 1.44 0.33 0.35 0.20 0.29 0.19 -0.17 0.86 -0.31 -0.63 0.09 0.93 -0.25 0.52 -0.05 2.63 0.15 -0.35 0.24 0.33 1.21 -0.44 0.13 0.11 -0.26 0.30 -1.53 -0.20 0.14 0.47 -0.24 -0.09 0.06 0.33 0.00 -0.35 -0.37

VOLUME 10.01 72.60 19.61 66.01 42.26 2,108.83 287.63 281.61 2,841.19 59.25 12.98 1,385.77 11.82 137.50 71.39 465.99 20.30 243.06 28.73 277.14 33.48 188.50 19,000.20 41.55 91.73 22.90 18.59 64.68 249.25 6.26 185.33 77.02 45.15 64.33 45.65 42.85 39.19 20.75 207.98 24.88 108.97 116.58 1,401.38 184.68 649.53 22.83 348.39 119.79 4.31 26.74 603.59 91.63 17.18 18.80 87.81 634.30 231.90 14.83 694.48 10.51 46.14 127.75 115.34 68.97 23.08 2,951.55 13.68 12.69 98.25 130.05 11.37 219.31


Gas rise UTILITY company Enagas had net profits of €303.5m during the first nine months of the year. This was 7.9 per cent more than in 2012.

Stress tests SPAIN’S BBVA, Santander and Banco de Sabadell are amongst 128 banks to be examined by the Central European Bank. All will be asked for an 8 per cent capital buffer.

Hard work TWO-THIRDS of Spanish employees are not satisfied with their salaries. A further 12 per cent said their working hours were too long, found market research company Edenred e Ipsos.

LHR deal FERROVIAL sold 8.65 per cent of its Heathrow stake to the Universities Superannuation Scheme for €460 million. Ferrovial will remain a major shareholder in Heathrow Airport Holding.

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Ways to get noticed for the wrong reasons, as CV bloomers exposed Loose change A look at finance for females Jane Plunkett

WE’RE all different, us humans, that’s what makes us unique. So obviously, when it comes to applying for a job, we have our own way of going about writing a CV or prepping for an interview. And according to the confessions of a recruitment consultant, who wishes to remain anonymous, some job seekers are that little bit quirkier than others. For example, if you didn’t get a call back for a job it could have been the questionable photo attached to your CV that let you down. According to our recruitment source, some jobseekers just don’t seem to realise that an application for a job isn’t the same posting on a

Facebook page. Rather than the professional head and shoulders shot normally required, apparently recruitment agencies spend half their day bent over in laughter looking at the ridiculous pictures jobseekers send in. Like what? Well, how about a CV, where the first page is an A4 size photo of a woman wearing little hot pants and reclining on a tree. Or another classic mistake that is a

photo on a CV of a girl wearing a Santa hat, who is clearly inebriated at a party. Recruitment agencies even get sent family photos where the jobseeker writes something like: “I’m the one in the blue shirt.” Some people have been known to send entire cover letters in capital letters too, while others write CVs in Romanesque-style fonts that look like calligraphy, or use

THINK: Sort of photo not to put on a CV.

fluorescent colours. “No, no, no,” say recruitment experts. When it comes to CV writing the more normal and classic the style the better. And it doesn’t massively matter if your CV is longer than two pages as long as it contains interesting content, spelt correctly. Although the trend at the moment among many young graduate CVs is to send one page with really small font, which some recruitment experts like. And finally, nowadays with the internet everything moves at a fast pace, so as a jobseeker there is no time to be sitting around twiddling fingers. New jobs arriving to recruitment agencies are apparently posted online almost instantly, and recruiters begin to receive CVs within seconds. These CVs are sent on to the client within one or two hours, so it’s vital to be fast if you want to be interviewed.


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Spain inching its way to recovery... THE jobless queues in Spain shrank more than expected to below 26 per cent in September. Although still amongst the highest levels in Europe, it was good news at the same time that Spain officially exited recession

for the first time in 27 months. It raises hopes that Spain may have finally turned the corner in its fight for economic recovery. The unemployment rate stood at 25.98 per cent, down from 26.26 per cent and

beating a predicted rate of 26.1 per cent. According to the Ministry of Employment and Social Security, the number of jobless is now at its lowest level since June 2007. Unemployment fell by 72,800 to 5.904 million in the third quarter of the year, still

well above the 5.778 million, or 25.02 per cent a year ago. Private businesses were the driving factor in the increase in jobs. While 12,600 jobs were lost in the public sector, 52,000 were created in the private sector, according to the INE National Institute of Statistics. On top of that there has been a migration back to their homelands of the weakest. These did not include thousands of immigrants Santander, Sabadell and Bankinter, unable to find work. Meanwhile, the Bank of all of which sold assets or raised capital from private investors to Spain released figures that meet tougher new guidelines on Spain edged its way into economic growth with a capital reserves. Santander said net interest rise of 0.1 per cent in income was €19.7 billion or 14 per Gross Domestic Product cent lower than a year ago. And its (GDP) in the third quarter. net profit in Brazil plunged nearly That was the first quarter 24 per cent year on year in the nine of growth following nine months to September, to €1.3 quarters of decline in GDP. And the International billion. Overall Santander showed a Fund has profit of €1.06 billion in September, Monetary up from €122 million a year ago. changed its forecast for contraction, That made a nine-month profit of Spanish saying the economy will €3.31 billion, up 77 per cent. At Sabadell, nine-month profit contract 1.3 per cent this doubled to €186 million as did year before showing Bankinter, which also doubled modest growth of 0.2 per cent in 2014. profits to €156 million.

THE eurozone’s biggest bank, Santander, has posted a big rise in profits as it put aside less money to cover bad debt in Spain. Banco Santander’s chairman, Emilio Botín, said: “After several years of high levels of write-offs and reinforcement of capital, Banco Santander is prepared for a new period of increased profitability.” Santander was not alone as Bankinter and Sabadell also had bigger profits in September, despite net income at all three falling. Net income is what banks take in from interest on loans less deposit costs. Spanish banks have seen income fall but profits rise mainly because they have had to put aside less cash to cover bad debt, particulary on property deals,


Profits up at banking giant Santander

EMILIO BOTIN: Prepared for increased profitability. than they did in 2012. Last year they were forced to make huge provisions against bad loans by the Spanish Government.

The prolonged property market crash had left many of the country’s banks short of capital, and Spain turned to Europe for funds to help


Time for a rethink on sex trade HARDLY a week goes by without another report of women being ‘freed’ having been forced to work as prostitutes. Whilst I am sure this is a problem in many countries, surely the ‘turn a blind eye’ attitude many people in Spain seem to have to prostitution is one of the main causes of the abuse of these women. The way forward is to tightly control the ‘trade’. At the moment it seems to exist in a legal grey area, with rules differing from place to place. Prostitution should be expressly permitted in law, but only by licensed operators in licensed premises, subject to inspection and control by the police and health authorities. Coupled with a total ban on street prostitution, it would go a long way to solving the problems of criminal gangs intimidating women into becoming ‘sex slaves’. Anthony Jones, Mazarron (Alicante)

Take notice IT’S amazing how the accumulation of rubbish in the streets has woken the coastal residents up to the fact that they are always short-changed by the administration in Orihuela. The minority government is struggling to make the money go round, and we on the coast are the losers. They are spending the money on projects in Orihuela and the surrounding villages in the hope that they will get reelected. There is no need for the government to take the coast into consideration, as we have no representation. That is in part the fault of residents not bothering to vote in the local elections, and the Press not even bothering to have someone present when the plenary meetings are being held. People on the coast are not aware what gets decided in

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THE Lord’s own yacht? Walking along the promenade in Fuengirola I saw this magnificent sailing boat. Later that evening, I managed to capture this picture of the vessel at anchor. I would imagine that boat and crew are on a Christian mission.

By Colin Smyth, Torreblanca (Malaga)

Orihuela. Is it not about time that we get going and take notice as it affects all our lives from young to old? A coastal resident (By email) Editor’s note: The EWN reported (Issue 1476) that garden refuse was being left uncollected for weeks at a time in the streets of Orihuela Costa.

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Well done! WHAT a lovely story about the AECC and the Pink Ladies! As someone who had a cancer scare (thankfully now having had the all-clear) I think it is wonderful what these ladies are doing for no reward. The goodness of so many people in the expatriate community is really heartwarming. I urge everyone to support all those people determined to make a difference by giving up their free time, and often their money, too. Well done, ladies! J G, Torrevieja (Alicante) Editor’s note: AECC Torrevieja raised €4,163.50

from the sale of pink balloons and donations on International Breast Cancer Awareness Day.

Bloomin’ disaster RE ‘Red tide disaster’ (Axarquia, Issue 1477) where fishing boats have had to remain tied up for months as the shellfish beds have been closed due to an algal ‘bloom’. This is the inevitable consequence of pollution. Nitrates from fertilisers plus sewage swept to sea feed the algae. Combined with warmer temperatures, these toxic

blooms will become more and more common, causing huge economic loss to the fishing industry and untold damage to the environment. It is in the best interests of everyone to have stricter controls of what we put into the environment. Mankind cannot continue to poison the land and sea with impunity forever more. Janice Lacalle, Almuñecar (Granada)

Trade issues PERHAPS someone could explain why the world’s major manufacturing industries are concentrated in China, leaving the European workforce depleted of work opportunities. There appears to be a considerable number of contradictory, two-faced UK and European politicians who are quite willing to carbon tax our own homegrown industries into oblivion, but yet trade heavily with countries which pollute not only themselves but also the world. Bearing in mind that the minimum wage and health and



safety issues fought for in Europe are also ignored. G Smith (By email)

Britons first IN 1993, I went to Egypt, stayed at a hotel near Aswan. We chatted with Betani, a lovely Egyptian lad. He had not heard of Elvis or The Beatles, but he did say that he wanted to marry a nice English girl because “I can live in England and the Government will give me money!” It is no wonder the hardworking people of the UK are angry. Another occasion a guy in Calais, France, had been caught trying to enter the UK. The customs officer said: “Why don’t you stay in France?” He replied: “No, I want to go to England because I will be given money.” The UK has been a global joke for many years with respect to its benefits system. I know these people are having a bad time, but we should give preference to our own, because they are, too! Sue Metcalfe, Formentera del Segura (Alicante)

Their problem I READ the letter by D Blanchette (Issue 1476) about overpopulation in Third World countries and wondered how the women even get pregnant and carry through to birth if they are so emaciated. Anorexia usually stops a woman from having periods and therefore pregnancy. It takes two non-starved people to create a pregnancy. So are we being conned? Old people in England have to starve and freeze whilst hospitals, etc, are underfunded, so let these countries fend for themselves. Janet Hayden (By email)

That’s rich I THOUGHT I had seen it all. A British Prime minister feeling proud that the French are going to build a nuclear power plant with Chinese money to sell overpriced electricity to the long-suffering British public. Clive Graham (By email)

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John Carter (Film, 2012) A US civil war veteran is magically transported to Mars, where he is thrust into another battle between two warring alien races.

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Pop's Greatest Dance Crazes (Music) BBC 3 from 4:45am to 5:00am Robert Webb tucks into a delicious taster of Pop's Greatest Dance Crazes, celebrating the hippest, sexiest, quirkiest and campest dance crazes of the last forty years. Re-live your guiltiest pleasures, pay homage to your fast-footed heroes and scorn those annoying ones you thought you'd forgotten, in a fun-filled romp through the archives. Dance Master Webb takes us by the hand and leads us to the dance floor to find out what turns a simple bit of choreography into a worldwide phenomenon.


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7:00am Preview 8:10am Second Chorus 9:35am Stage Struck 11:10am Reel History of Britain 11:40am The Life of Birds 12:30pm Fred Dibnah's Industrial Age, Ships and Engineering 1:00pm The A-Z of TV Cooking 1:45pm Richard Burton Talking Pictures 2:25pm Becket 4:50pm Bitter Victory 6:30pm The House That £100k Built 7:30pm Flog It! 8:30pm Natural World 9:30pm Dad's Army 10:00pm Live From the the National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage 12:15am The Sarah Millican Slightly 12:55am A Cock and Bull Story 2:25am Octane 3:50am This is BBC Two

7:00am CITV 10:25am Saturday Cookbook 11:20am Murder, She Wrote 12:15pm ITV News and Weather 12:25pm Surprise Surprise 1:25pm All Star Family Fortunes 2:10pm Doc Martin 3:15pm Catchphrase 4:00pm Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith 6:35pm Local News and Weather 6:45pm ITV News and Weather 7:00pm You've Been Framed! 7:30pm Fool Britannia 8:00pm The Chase: Celebrity Special 9:00pm The X Factor 10:50pm The Jonathan Ross Show 11:55pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 12:10am Take Me Out 1:10am Jackpot247 4:00am The Jeremy Kyle Show 4:45am ITV Nightscreen


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Family Guy (Animation, 1999) BBC 3 from 12:12am to 12:34am When Peter reads some of Stephen King's works, he imagines his family and friends in three of King's stories. Firstly, Peter, Quagmire, Cleveland and Joe act out Stand By Me, where as 12-year-olds they travel along a railroad track on a journey of self-discovery.

BBC4/ 8:00pm Frozen Planet 9:00pm Re-Meet the Ancestors 10:00pm Inspector Montalbano 11:45pm Rock 'n' Roll Britannia

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9:00pm The Hangover Part II A group of friends go to 10:45pm Analyze This 12:30am Analyze That 2:10am Project X 3:40am The Out-of-Towners

SkyMoviesDrama/ 6:00am Easy Come, Easy Go 7:45am War Horse 10:15am Argo: Sky Movies Special 10:35am We Bought a Zoo

8:00pm Top Gear 9:00pm Rugby Union Autumn 10:00pm The Recruit 11:50pm Family Guy 12:12am Family Guy 12:34am Family Guy 12:56am Family Guy 1:18am Family Guy 1:40am Family Guy 2:02am Family Guy 2:24am Family Guy 2:50am Staying in with Greg and Russell 3:20am Sweat the Small Stuff 4:05am Some Girls 4:35am Going Native

Twins (Film, 1988) Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito are the two entirely different brothers in a hilarious comedy from Ivan 'Ghostbusters' Reitman. Two twin brothers, born as a result of a genetic experiment, are separated at birth and go on to live very different lives. The flawless Julius is raised by philosophers on a paradise island, while the less-than-perfect Vincent is sent to an orphanage.



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SkyMoviesAction/ 7:40am Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of James Bond

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BBC3/ 8:00pm Great TV Mistakes 8:10pm Cars 10:00pm Russell Howard's Good News 10:30pm Russell Howard's Good News 11:00pm Family Guy 11:22pm Family Guy 11:45pm Sweat the Small Stuff 12:15am American Dad! 1:00am Some Girls 1:30am Staying in with Greg and Russell 2:00am Hotel of Mum and Dad 3:00am Sweat the Small Stuff 3:30am Some Girls 4:00am Him and Her 4:30am Him and Her

American Dad! (Animation) BBC 3 from 12:15am to 1:00am Roger sells photos of himself to the media, prompting the CIA to set up an Alien Task Force. In a bizarre twist, Roger ends up in charge of the task force in disguise

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Groundhog Day (Film, 1993)


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Not comparing like with like... LEAPY LEE SAYS IT OTHERS THINK IT


DON’T often follow up on mail I receive, mainly because I think you can get too bogged down with a single subject. Frankly, with a short blurb such as mine, there simply isn’t enough space for such columnist luxury. I will, however, make an exception with regard to last week’s published missive, which likened the British expat community in Spain to the immigrants now threatening to swamp the UK. I agree many of the British are inclined to stick to their own, both socially and abodewise. It is, I suppose a tribal and comfort zone situation, and in many cases (not mine, I hasten to add) perfectly understandable. But there are one or two glaring differences. We don’t strut around with posters insulting and indeed openly threatening our Spanish hosts. We don’t try to change their customs and laws and we don’t insist that Spanish women should be classed as second-class citizens and clad in shrouds. In fact, as another correspondent observed, apart from the concerns now being raised by their ever increasing illegal numbers, the British had no

BRITS IN SPAIN: Not like immigrants in UK. particular trouble encompassing the West Indian and Asian immigrants, many of whom have integrated and brought a very welcome diversity to us notoriously staid Brits. It is only since the influx of the Muslim extremists that all the real troubles have reared up. It is a large section of the Islamic followers who have caused most of the unrest and bitterness. A situation that is now finally

being openly discussed by disgruntled British inhabitants and indeed many politicians. If a whole section of people from another religion and culture make every effort to disrupt and change the society that has taken them in, who can blame its locals for getting annoyed? You can’t really get more ungrateful than that! To compare British expats to these people is not only ridiculous, but to my mind also quite insulting. I think most of us are extremely grateful that we can live freely in the sunshine with our colourful and generally laid-back hosts. OK, so perhaps many could make more effort with the language, and I agree there are those who moan too much. Mind you, these are mainly people that moan about just about anything anyway! But heaven forbid we should try and change their culture, religion or laws. If I personally didn’t agree with the way our hosts lived, I would simply ‘up the roots’ and move to a country I did find ‘acceptable’. It’s a pity the same decision is not being made by many of those who are not satisfied with the British culture and way of life! As a final note I couldn’t make head nor tail of last week’s missive likening me to Sean Connery. Was it complimentary or insulting? Don’t ask me, I only scribble here!




Totally agree I FULLY agree with Leapy, like thousands do. We thank him for giving us a voice, and I hope he ‘keeps up the good work’. Tony Dodd (By email)

Sick of it I USED to enjoy reading your free newspaper, especially the intelligent, political comments by a couple of contributors. They would highlight the real criminals, those people who gambled in the banking institutions. The banks the people of Europe have bailed out and now are facing the consequences of austerity with lost jobs, homes and much more. All we get now are the rantings of Leapy Lee. He couldn’t fail to have a go at immigrants even when writing an article about the elderly. Sick of it! J Bowen (By email)


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UK Taxman Targets Rental Income s tax authorities everywhere look to increase tax revenue, rental income is coming under closer scrutiny. If you own and rent out property, whether in Spain, the UK or elsewhere, you need to be sure that you are paying tax correctly. It is quite easy to make mistakes, especially if the property is located in one country and you are resident in another. In the UK, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) calculates that it loses up to £500 million a year from underpaid tax on rental income. It has launched a ‘Let Property Campaign’ to encourage landlords to regularise their position, whether they have made genuine errors or deliberately not declared income. It is open to UK resident landlords and covers holiday lettings, including properties owned abroad in countries like Spain. A press release from HMRC warned: “HMRC will use information it holds about property rental in the UK and abroad, along


By Neil Jenkins, Senior Partner, Blevins Franks with information already held on HMRC’s digital intelligence system Connect, to identify people who have not paid what they owe. For those that fail to come forward, higher penalties - or even criminal prosecution - could follow.” With increasing exchange of information between countries, you can expect the UK authorities to find out about Spain property and vice versa. Where necessary, the UK and Spanish tax

authorities can help each other collect tax. What are your tax obligations if you are a UK resident owning property in Spain? If you own property in Spain but are a UK resident, you need to comply with both the UK and Spanish regulations. As a UK taxpayer, you need to declare the rent on your annual UK tax return. Expenses can be deducted. Any gains on sale need to be declared and taxed in the UK. Overseas property must also be declared as part of your estate for UK inheritance tax purposes. Here in Spain, rental income from the property owned by nonresidents is taxed at 24.75% (on net income after allowable expenses for EU residents). If you do not rent out the property, or when it is unlet, a notional income is deemed to arise and tax is due on this. When you sell the property you

will pay tax on the capital gain under the savings income regime, at rates of between 21% and 27%. The net equity value of the property is currently liable to wealth tax if valued at over the individual allowance of €700,000 for individuals and €1,400,000 for couples owning in joint names. A mortgage can reduce its taxable value. The property will be subject to succession tax, which can be expensive for non-residents. Spain and the UK apply their own tax rules so the taxable amount is different in each country. You do not however have to pay tax twice. You can offset the Spanish tax paid against the UK liability to avoid double taxation. If the UK tax is higher, further tax will be due in the UK. If the UK tax is lower, you do not get a refund for the difference. This article looks at Spanish

rental income and gains for UK residents, but you will have similar tax considerations if you are resident in Spain and own UK property. It can be hard enough getting tax planning right in one country; getting it right when it involves two countries is even more complicated. Seek professional advice from an adviser who specialises in both Spanish and UK taxation and how the two interact. The tax rates, scope and reliefs may change. Any statements concerning taxation are based upon our understanding of current taxation laws and practices which are subject to change. Tax information has been summarised; an individual should take personalised advice. To keep in touch with the latest developments in the offshore world, check out the latest news on our website


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7:10am Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of James Bond 8:50am The Grey 10:50am Anaconda 2: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid 12:30pm The Mummy 2:40pm The Bourne Legacy 4:55pm John Carter 7:10pm Dante's Peak 9:00pm The Mummy 11:10pm The Bourne Legacy 1:30am Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior 3:10am First Blood

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BBC3/ 8:00pm Total Wipeout 9:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 10:00pm Unsafe Sex in the City 11:00pm Staying in with Greg and Russell 11:30pm Russell Howard's Good News 12:00am Family Guy 12:22am Family Guy 12:45am American Dad! 1:27am Unsafe Sex in the City 2:10am Staying in with Greg and Russell 2:40am Cherry Healey: Old Before My Time 3:35am Going Native 4:00am Unsafe Sex in the City

American Dad! (Animation) BBC 3 from 12:45am to 1:27am When Steve tries to prove himself as a macho man to Stan, he follows in Roger's footsteps and tries to change himself from the outside in with a superhero persona. Meanwhile, Francine is going through an identity crisis of her own when she receives surprising news that could change the family forever.

BBC4/ 8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm Great British Railway Journeys 9:00pm Britain by Bike 9:30pm What Do Artists Do All Day? 10:00pm Speeches That Shook the World 11:00pm Martin Luther King and the March on Washington

12:00am Frozen Planet 1:00am Re-Meet the Ancestors: Families of the Stoneage 2:00am Great British Railway Journeys 2:30am What Do Artists Do All Day? 3:00am Britain by Bike 3:30am Speeches That Shook the World



ALLOWEEN is traditionally the most fearful of days. Some of the costumes available in the shops should probably be rated 18 years or older and if your house is on the trick-or-treat circuit, there is always the ultimate fear that the visitor will deliver an unwanted trick, unsatisfied with the sweet offerings. Or worse, it may be an opportunistic tax inspector lurking in your neighbourhood. One segment of society, however, is surely beating the voodoo drum of joy at this increasingly popular tradition: the retailers. Last year in the US, Halloween expenditure amounted to a record $8 billion (€5.8 billion), while Brits spirited away some £300 million (€351 million) on all things orange and ghoulish, up from a mere £12 million (€14.06 million) only a decade ago, according to The Independent. But if Halloween, or ‘La noche de brujas’ as some call it here, is not your cup of witches’ brew, you should not lay the blame solely on the Americans, who have admittedly assimilated this season with such gusto and finesse.

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Afraid of Halloween?

Just remember it’s best not to open the door... Ulrica Marshall

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HIDE: Lock the doors and watch a scary movie.

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Look no further than our forefathers from Scotland and Ireland who brought this predominantly Celtic tradition to the US centuries ago. It was not until the 1930s, however, that the ‘trick-or-treat’ term was coined in relation to ritualised begging on Halloween. And it did not become the ‘wholesome’ family pursuit it is seen as today until much later, only reaching most of Europe in the late 20th century. Personally, I am surprised it took so long; what with the immense money-making opportunity and our seeming fascination with all things occult, scary and morbid. In the US, Halloween lags only Christmas in

financial terms and accounts for a quarter of all sweets sold during the year. Yet come November 1, sugar highs have to be curtailed and any festivity-lag buried to head off to work or school. Not so in Spain - and much of Europe where All Saints’ Day is observed;

a day to visit the graves of family members, departed from this world. Halloween is also about the notion of life and death, yin and yang, or good versus evil something all humans tend to dwell on, regardless of religion,

race or background. So like it or not, this rather recent tradition is likely to go from strength to strength. If you still haven't the inclination or nerve to participate in these eerie festivities, may I recommend locking the doors, closing the curtains and turning off the lights to instead enjoy a good movie by candlelight. Some of my all-time favourites, for this particular occasion are The Blair Witch Project, Final Destination (there are four sequels, too, in case sleep eludes you) and The Sixth Sense. None are suitable for the kids, but then they will probably be out trick-ortreating with their friends. If this level of entertainment is not scary enough for you, then may I suggest opening a recent letter from the Hacienda or the Inland Revenue - an experience sure to send goosebumps down the spine of every living human being. Just remember not to open the door, should someone call...


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1517: Priest and scholar Martin Luther posts the 95 revolutionary opinions that would begin the Protestant Reformation. 1528: Spanish conquistador Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca discovers Texas. 1892: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle publishes the first collection of Holmes stories, ‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.’ 1903: Panama issues a declaration of independence from Colombia with the support of the US government. 1926: Magician and escape artist Houdini dies of peritonitis in Detroit, Michigan. 1952: The US tests the world’s first hydrogen bomb in the Pacific. 1957: Laika, a female Russian dog, becomes the first living creature to be launched into space. 1961: Joseph Stalin’s body is removed from Lenin’s tomb in Moscow. 1962: The United Nations condemns South Africa’s apartheid policies. 1984: India’s Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is killed by two of her own bodyguards. 1993: The European Union is formally established by the coming into effect of the Maastricht Treaty. 1994: George Foreman becomes the oldest heavyweight champion after defeating Michael Moorer in Las Vegas. 2004: George W Bush wins a second term as President of the United States after defeating Democratic John Kerry in the elections. 2008: Senator Barack Obama becomes the first African American president of the United States.

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.’ Audrey Hepburn (1929 –1993) British actress and humanitarian.

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The manager has personally passed all the water served here.’

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SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22) Someone with a larger-than-life imagination makes you smile but that was not their intention. Try to be diplomatic and steer them in a different direction. Some feelings of loneliness will not be assuaged by working more. Perhaps it is time to consider taking on a pet or giving a current pet more attention. SAGITTARIUS (November 23 - December 21) Sometimes, you find it hard to do things just for the pure enjoyment of it. Realise that not everything has to have a purpose or a profit. Look round this week and seek out something that will please your senses and bring a smile to your lips. CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20) Contact with a less than ideal situation makes you realise just how lucky you are. It has been clear that the weeks are changeable and your situation at the moment far from settled. Pity those whose day-to-day life is completely predictable. AQUARIUS (January 21 - February 19) This being a family oriented month, much of it may be spent getting together with relatives and going over old times. Perhaps you are compiling a photo album for older members of the family or vice versa. PISCES (February 20 - March 20) An exciting invitation may set tongues wagging and make a loved one jealous. You, meanwhile, are quite bemused by the whole thing. What comes out of this week is that you are of considerable value to others. The mere thought of you not being around sends ripples through your social circle. ARIES (March 21 - April 20) Being asked to take on a new and demanding task this week may see you wishing that you had been less visible.

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IF ITʼS YOUR BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK: This will be a super month for romance in all its guises. Physical relationships can be important to you and this month is all about getting a balance.

GEMINI (May 22 - June 21) An urge to get moving must mean that the new year is round the corner. Certainly, you are questioning where you want to be in the months ahead. A house move or work placement may be on your mind. CANCER (June 22 - July 23) Be aware that not everyone is willing to work as hard as you.













LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION 1 Demean, 2 Indeed, 3 Petrel, 4 Verify, 5 Around, 6 Fetter, 7 Render, 8 Forgot, 9 Birdie, 10 Dugout, 11 Debtor, 12 Detest, 13 Assort, 14 Dither, 15 Usable, 16 Abrupt, 17 Slough, 18 Yeasty, 19 Strobe

Your Stars November 4: Matthew McConaughey, 44. American actor, director and film producer.

November 1: Anthony Kiedis, 51. American musician, lead singer of rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers.

TAURUS (April 21 - May 21) An interest in technology is not something new to you. What is great, though, is that the penny has suddenly dropped. This week sees you understanding more and wanting to know more.



October 31: Peter Jackson, 52. New Zealand film director whose movies have won 20 Academy Awards.

November 3: Dolph Lundgren, 56. Swedish actor who played boxer Ivan Drago in Rocky IV.



November 2: Madridborn Juan Ramon Lucas is a Spanish journalist and TV presenter. Of Asturian parents, Lucas started his career in 1979 and has ever since worked on the main TV and radio channels of Spain, including Telecinco, Antena 3 and Cadena SER. Although mainly a news presenter, Juan Ramon Lucas has also hosted talk and reality shows.


November 5: Bryan Adams, 54. Canadian singersongwriter.

THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT 1. A bat is the logo of which large, family-owned spirits company? 2. In which republic in south-eastern Europe is the region of Transylvania located? 3. Often used as a mystic and magical symbol, which five-pointed star is formed by drawing a continuous line in five straight segments? 4. The name of which supernatural being supposedly responsible for physical disturbances such as making loud noises and throwing objects about, is derived from the German for ‘to make noise’ and ‘ghost’? 5. The Salem witch trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts. In which century did they take place? 6. The voice of which famous ‘horror actor’ featured on Michael Jackson’s Top 10 hit single Thriller? 7. What was the title of Salman Rushdie’s fourth novel, first published in 1988, which caused a major controversy as conservative Muslims accused it of blasphemy and mocking their faith? 8. Which 1980 psychological horror film, produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, was principally set in the Overlook Hotel?

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

TARGET: Average: 11

November 6: Emma Stone, 25. American actress who played Peter Parker’s love interest Gwen Stacey in The Amazing Spiderman.

When approached by someone wanting you to trust them, be sure of their motives. Do what you feel is right but remain firmly in control, especially financially. It may not be the time to make a particular move, although others think that it is. There's no problem with discussing things and talking them through..

VIRGO (August 24 - September 23) Be aware that leopards do not change their spots, they merely hide them. Those who demand your trust need a cool checking out and don't be afraid to say 'no' as and when necessary.

LEO (July 24 - August 23) Social demands are made, but try to shuffle them to the weekend. Be diplomatic or someone close could become irritated. Keep an eye on the small print because something fundamental may have changed in a long-standing arrangement. Suddenly, at the weekend, you are thrust into the limelight.

LIBRA (September 24 - October 23) Career and home are in disharmony but a bit of compromise soon sorts things out. You don't like playing the 'bad guy', but honesty is also important to you. Speaking your mind can be liberating although, initially, you may see it as a nuisance and embarrassing.

Good:14 Very good: 20 Excellent: 25

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION cent, cite, coin, cone, conn, cote, icon, nice, once, otic, cento, conte, octet, tinct, tonic, noetic, notice, content, innocent, CONTINENT

Word Ladder KEEP


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


Based on the 2006 novel with the same name, World War Z tells the story of Gerry Lane, a former United Nations employee who is forced to leave his family behind in order to stop the outbreak of a deadly zombie pandemic. In a race against time and fate, Lane travels the world to find the origins of the plague, which is key to developing a vaccine that would save the world.




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




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Unscramble the name of a British magazine-style television programme that first aired in July 1988 (one word): CEYLON FRUIT

Across 1 Looked after tabby, as it is disoriented (7) 5 Company business, a hot drink maybe (5) 8 Peter is about to have time off (7) 9 What was a performance to be precise (5) 10 Badly stain the material? (5) 11 Rest of school is out in the woods (7) 12 Moderate sermon is heard (6) 14 Son is in need of casual trousers (6) 17 Adult group entertains disheartened women (5-2) 19 Be losing track? (5) 22 Tapestry is in an embarrassing position (5) 23 Fierce tirade about article by Metropolitan Police (7) 24 Nudes wandering around sand hills (5) 25 Rob sets off for desserts (7)

Unscramble the name of a famous British weekly music newspaper, founded in 1926: ME OR MY DALEK FUNAGRAM SOLUTION: COUNTRYFILE, MELODY MAKER

Play on Words

BITE BITE 5 Egg on toast (5) 6 Study group in charge of a great literary work (7) 7 ʻDire Straitsʼ musicians (7) 12 Fat around a horse will result in a dawdler (7) 13 Hardly what a Scotsman would

wear under the kilt (7) 15 The French kept a watch on an English cleric (7) 16 Wears it at the games (6) 18 Sent son around to birdsʼ homes (5) 20 Saw a daughter get mature (5) 21 Louts destroyed a plant (5)

Code Breaker


Each number in the Code Breaker grid represents a different letter of the alphabet. In this week’s puzzle, 2 represents C and 4 represents F, so fill in C every time the figure 2 appears and F every time the figure 4 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.

Across 1 Debate (7) 5 Garden buildings (5) 8 Hard cheese from Somerset (7) 9 Once more (5) 10 Valuable quality (5) 11 Woman's sleeveless undergarment (7) 12 Stop doing something (6) 14 Laugh nervously (6) 17 Type of onion (7) 19 Settees (5) 22 Later in time than (5) 23 Teaching, instruction (7) 24 Depleted of strength or energy (5) 25 Make clean or pure (7)

Down 1 Russian country house (5) 2 Appears to be (5) 3 Makes more current (7) 4 Hit (6) 5 Extra (5) 6 Dodging (7) 7 Open and genuine (7) 12 Far away (7) 13 Smash to smithereens (7) 15 Fill with enthusiasm (7) 16 Lacking movement (6) 18 Glaringly vivid and graphic (5) 20 Pretend (5) 21 From that time (5)

ELXA Answers: Bite into (Bite in two), Back axle

Down 1 Incinerates Scottish poet (5) 2 Get placed in position and attacked on all sides (5) 3 Many nieces reconsidered area of study (7) 4 Chew toffee when you start to drive (3,3)


LAST WEEK’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC Across: 7 Domain, 8 Uneven, 9 Inca, 10 Opera hat,

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

11 Likened, 13 Vatic, 15 Flock, 17 Softens, 20 Camomile, 21 Anna, 23 Desire, 24 Oberon. Down: 1 Down, 2 Palate, 3 Snooper, 4 Cured, 5 Nevada, 6 Relation, 12 Ill-fated, 14 Boredom, 16 Chopin, 18 Thanet, 19 Hives, 22 Nook. QUICK Across: 1 Walrus, 5 Strict, 8 Boss, 9 Indolent, 10 Landau, 11 Horrid, 12 Ache, 14 All, 15 Seek, 16 Fumble, 18 Threat, 20 Damascus, 22 Neat, 23 Better, 24 Skewer. Down: 2 Aroma, 3 Residue, 4 Stimulate, 5 Sad, 6 Ruler, 7 Concise, 11 Halitosis, 13 Courage, 15 Strange, 17 Boast, 19 Aware, 21 Cur.

Across 1 To open (5) 3 Skirt (5) 5 Enfermo (3) 7 Quality (standard) (7) 9 Eneldo (4) 10 Aquí (en el espacio) (4) 13 Lettuce (7) 14 More (3) 15 Sectas (5) 16 Almas (espíritus) (5)

Down 1 Tonsils (9) 2 Arroz (4) 3 Caída (accidente) (4) 4 Direcciones (9) 6 Lila (5) 8 Sueño (5) 11 Encías (4) 12 Country (nation) (4)

ENGLISH-SPANISH Across: 1 Debil, 3 Beret, 7 Sphere, 9 Type, 10 Rastrillo, 13 Util, 14 Apoyar, 16 Syrup, 17 Batas. Down: 1 Dust, 2 Ice, 4 Royalty, 5 Tree, 6 Teorias, 8 Heavier, 11 Guns, 12 Gris, 15 Oca.


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TOP TEN MOST FAMOUS GEORGES FOLLOWING the recent christening of Prince George in the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace in London, this week our Top Ten looks at a colourful selection of the world’s most famous Georges. 1. George Clooney THE American actor, film director, producer and screenwriter famous for his good looks, who gained recognition for playing Dr Douglas Ross on the long running American drama ER. His first big commercial success however came when he starred in Ocean’s Eleven in 2001. 2. George W Bush THE 43rd President of the United States, and the son of the former president of the same name. Whilst in power Bush announced a Global War on Terrorism and took the country to war with Iraq after the bombings of 9/11.


3. George Harrison THE lead guitarist of The Beatles - considered by many as the greatest and most influential act of the rock era in the 1960’s - Harrison composed tracks including ‘While my Guitar Gently Weeps,’ ‘Here Comes The Sun’ and ‘Something.’ 4. George Michael MICHAEL first found success with Wham! along with Andrew Ridgeley in 1981. Michael rose to superstardom as a solo artist with his style of post-disco dance-pop. Questions of Michael’s sexuality, was a hot topic in the press, especially in 1998, when he was arrested for ‘engaging in a lewd act’ in a public toilet in California.

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It is September 1940, Maggie and her young siblings, Grace and Billy, are living in the East End of London with their mother. Their father is killed at Dunkirk and their mother goes into hospital, leaving the children with a neighbour. In one of the worst bombing raids of the war, their home is destroyed and the neighbour is killed. Bewildered and frightened, the children

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wander the streets until they are taken in by some nuns. But their problems are not over; no-one can trace their mother and, labelled as orphans, they are sent as child migrants to Australia. The novel traces their adventures in their new country. Homesick and heartbroken the children try to make new lives for themselves, but Maggie is still

Manchester United and the Northern Ireland national team. Described by many as one of the world’s most naturally gifted footballers, he also became known for his long hair, good looks and extravagant celebrity lifestyle.



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.

convinced that her mother is alive and, once she is old enough, begins to search for her. A work of fiction, this novel is based on the experiences of real people.

7. Boy George Or George Alan O’Dowd, was an extravagant singer and songwriter who played a massive part in the English New Romanticism movement in the early-mid-1980s. His music and androgynous style of dress are iconic, but he was also famous for a serious struggle with drug abuse.

George Lucas, filmmaker and George Clooney, actor, famous for his good looks.

5. George of the Jungle BEGAN as an animated series in the 60’s, before the 1997 film adaptation. A parody of the popular Tarzan stories by Edgar Rice Burroughs; George, is a dim-witted but bighearted ‘ape man’ who is called upon by the District Commissioner to save inhabitants of the jungle from various threats. 6. George Best BEST was a Northern Irish professional footballer who played as a winger for


George of the Jungle.

8. George Gershwin GERSHWIN was an American composer and pianist during the early 1900s. Gershwin’s compositions spanned both popular and classical genres, and his most popular melodies are widely known including; the orchestral compositions Rhapsody in Blue (1924), An American in Paris (1928), and Porgy and Bess (1935). 9. George Lucas BEST known as the creator of the space opera franchise Star Wars and the archaeologist adventurer character Indiana Jones. Lucas is one of the American film industry’s most creative and financially successful filmmakers. 10. George (Rainbow) AN effeminate anthropomorphic pink hippo and a character of the popular children’s television programme Rainbow in the 1980s. Sporting long eyelashes, George often appeared to be initially outwitted by the more extrovert and egotistical Zippy, but usually won through in the end.

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


TARGET: Average: 30

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Good: 39 Very good: 56

A blonde, a redhead, and a brunette were all lost in the desert. They found a lamp and rubbed it. A genie popped out and granted them each one wish. The redhead wished to be back home. Poof! She was back home. The brunette wished to be at home with her family. Poof! She was back home with her family. The blonde said, “Awwww, I wish my friends were here.”

Excellent: 69

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

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION duet, duets, tuts, tins, stud,stein, site, siege, sift, snit, fits, fist, fins, fief, fife, info, ions, nits, nite, egoist, feud, fete, feet, foist, gets, tons


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Better times ahead... or not? THE good news keeps on coming. The Spanish economy has finally come out of recession. After 27 months of contraction the third quarter of the year saw growth in the economy. Tourism figures for Spain are up, with many regions recording record levels of visitors.

Our reporters went out onto the street and asked: ‘Is the feel-good factor coming back to Spain?’ BOB COWAN and Sandy Tucker, who live in Partaloa and are both retired, remain downbeat about the economy. “There is not a feel-good factor in our opinion.The demolition of the houses in Cantoria is a big blow. (Editor’s note: Two ‘illegal’ homes in the town owned by expatriates were demolished. Hundreds of other cases are unresolved.) “Spain needs to get things in order. People want to pay their bills like IBI but are not able to. People have lost their savings investing in Spain. The cost of living is much higher now even on basic things like vegetables.” Johnny Slade, a DJ living in Arboleas, agreed. He said: “The Spanish Government can’t see in front of its nose. I don’t think there is a feel-good factor. Everything is complicated in Spain. “The banks Bob and Sandy have not seen a feel-good factor.


Torrevieja, isn’t so sure about the government’s austerity measures: “All you seem to hear and read about is how many cutbacks the government is making, but cutting education services and hospital staff isn’t the way forward, especially when there seems to be a fiesta every other week.”

frighten British people away; it is even hard to buy a car or get a bank loan. Having said all that, I still love life in Spain.” But Alison McLeary, 29, a restaurant worker from Marbella, is more positive about the future. “I have been in Spain for a few years now, and the restaurant trade in Puerto Banus has definitely picked up this summer. There was a real buzz about the place, and trade is still holding up, well into autumn. I really do think that we have turned the corner, but it has been a long time coming.” “I think we have ridden out the storm,” said John Wilkie, a driving instructor from near Wigan. His partner Jan Ratings agreed and thinks the economy is on the up, and has seen changes during visits to their holiday home on the Orihuela Costa: “I’ve noticed new buildings going up, and places being upgraded and I think the govern-ment is trying to help to get things going.” John and Jan believe things Retired Clive Barnes, 61, who lives in are on the up.

Johnny Slade not impressed.


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Staying positive in the fight against cancer TO mark the end of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Euro Weekly News reporter Gemma Quinn spoke with two ladies to listen to their experiences of breast cancer. They wanted to tell their inspirational stories to help other ladies going through breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.


ANCER is a disease that will affect one in three people, whether they suffer directly themselves or know someone who does. It is a word that strikes terror into the heart, but it is not to be feared as much as it once was. Given early detection, sufferers have a better chance of survival than ever, and there are more and more charities to help patients through the shock of diagnosis, then the periods of treatment and aftercare needed. That help comes in the form of

Annette said: Hardest thing: “The most difficult time was when I came round from the lumpectomy thinking it was all done and dusted, to then get the diagnosis and worrying I wasn’t strong enough or brave enough to go through it and fight it.”

Advice to other women: “Don’t keep anything in, keep talking and if you find a lump go see someone. I have since found lumps that have been nothing.”

free screenings, practical help in getting to doctors’ appointments, as well as emotional support. Annette O’Connor has been a breast cancer survivor for more than 30 years. Now living in Denia, it was in December 1982 that she found a pea-sized lump

in her breast whilst at home in Sussex (UK), but she admits her husband had to ‘bully’ her into visiting her GP. “At the time there was a lot of talk about self examination but we weren’t hearing any good news about survival rates of breast cancer.

“I’d only heard of one person with breast cancer, a friend of my mother’s, but hers was found too late and she passed away.” Annette was in her early 40s at the time with two children aged 10 and eight and was worried about what doctors would find.

Don’t put it off, go to your doctor PATRICIA DAVIES felt a lump in her breast whilst in the shower and went straight to her doctor in Wales. Being told she would have to wait two or three weeks to see a specialist she decided waiting was not an option and went private to have a mammogram and needle test. “That was pretty awful,” said the 69year-old who is now living in El Campello. She recalled: “I went a week later and was told I had breast cancer. My first reaction was ‘I’m going to die’ but my second thought was then ‘no, I’m not’.” It was around 15 years ago when Patricia had the diagnosis that the cancer had spread to her lymph nodes and she needed a mastectomy. She was fortunate enough not to require further treatment but decided against having implants. “At the time there was a lot of bad press over implants and I got frightened. It was another year out of my life, and I thought no, I’ve got things to do.” Patricia said she was practical in dealing with her diagnosis. “I had it and I have not got it now. There are times when no matter how positive you are you will feel down, but you have to carry on and try to stay strong

Patricia said: Hardest thing: “That initial diagnosis was the hardest thing for me. Hearing the word cancer but you have got to pick yourself up and say ‘no, this is not it’.” Advice to other women: “Talk to as many people as you can and need to. Don’t bottle it up and don’t let it take hold. It was six months out of my life and I cried when I first saw myself in the mirror but you get to look past that and there is nothing I can’t do; I go dancing, on cruises and that’s all thanks to the great doctor I had. Don’t ever put it off. If you find a lump or suspect something is not right, go to your doctor.”

and talk to someone.” The diagnosis also encouraged Patricia to move to Spain with her husband. She was a legal secretary in Wales at the time and she told her husband to retire. Not long after they moved to the Costa Blanca and have now been in El Campello for 13 years.

RESOLVE: Patricia was determined to survive.

Within weeks she was undergoing a biopsy and lumpectomy. Two weeks later she was having a mastectomy. “I thought ‘oh, my god, it’s going to be horrendous and painful,’ but all the things the nurses tell you to reassure you are true. But you just don’t believe it. I kept thinking who is going to look after my kids, and that takes over.” Annette, who will be 73 in November, decided breast reconstruction was not for her and it did not bother her husband and children. It was that family unit who helped Annette through the diagnosis, with her daughter acting as her nurse at the time. Annette did not require further treatment. “Some people could say it was easy for me as I didn’t need chemotherapy or radiotherapy, but it took me two years to mentally get over the operation,” she recalled. She also admits there were times when it was difficult coming to terms with things. “I was a survivor and I became very aware of that. I was very sad when Linda McCartney died, and it seemed that all the reports were negative about people dying from breast cancer. I spoke to someone about it who said I was suffering from something like ‘survivor’s syndrome’.” Last December the family marked the 30-year milestone since her breast cancer diagnosis with a small celebration.

Help at the end of a phone... FOR more information or for help and support contact Elaine Horton, Director of MABS Cancer Support Group, on 966 482 662 or 699 152 167. THE AECC cancer charity is able to book mammogram appointments for ladies and only ask for a donation to be made to the charity. Call Pamela Dawson on 966 860 735.


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HOW TO COPE? Most would prefer to continue living in their own homes in familiar surroundings with their own life possessions rather than having to go into a nursing or residential home, living with family members or just trying to ‘get by’ without help. For some a very successful and happy solution is to ask Consultus Care to supply them with highly qualified and experienced carers to ‘live in’ with them in their own home and make it possible to have the best quality care and companionship possible. Consultus Care and Nursing Ltd was established more than 50 years ago and is the leading provider of private live-in care in the UK with a reputation second to none. Interestingly, Spain provides many of Consultus’ most successful quality carers. It is feasible for carers with

EXPERIENCED: Consultus Carers. experience to go back to the UK to work for short periods when they want and then return to Spain between work assignments to continue their chosen quality life here. Here are extracts from testimonials received from their many carers who live in Spain and work for Consultus in the UK when they choose:

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HEALTH & BEAUTY OBESITY is one of the major health hazards facing people around the world today, and it is also a major expenditure for the health service in obesity and overweight related diseases and medical conditions. Being overweight or obese increases your risk of developing various medical conditions including high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes and diabetes, to mention but a few. If your weight is of concern to you and you have tried lots of different diets, only to regain more weight than when you started, then maybe it’s the right time to consider CAMBRIDGE 800, the weight management solution, available in Spain and part of the highly successful range of Cambridge Weight Plan group of companies, formerly known as the Cambridge Diet, manufactured in the UK. Rather than being a diet, CAMBRIDGE 800 is a weight management solution for long-term weight loss, stabilisation and maintenance, which has helped millions of people around the world to successfully lose weight and, more importantly, keep it off, using CAMBRIDGE as their supportive friend!

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abide by our code of conduct before embarking on their consultancy route. So should you experience any problems or have any questions your consultant can give you the answers you need at your regular one to one meetings. Losing weight may seem like an uphill struggle needing lots of willpower but with CAMBRIDGE 800, we won’t say it’s a ‘breeze’, it is a proven method, developed by doctors. It has been available for more than 25 years and is probably one of the most clinically researched programmes. What it is not, is a fad diet! We understand that to venture on a new weight-loss programme takes some deliberation and you want to be sure it’s the safest step for you in achieving your goals. LOSE WEIGHT: The Cambridge way. All consultants have experienced the plan themselves and are fully trained and accredited by the company and

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Yuzu fruit in takeover YUZU: Rare and costly fruit set to take the world by storm.

times more vitamin C than a lemon, making it super-healthy. The fruit has already had some media exposure. Jamie Oliver has a recipe for home-

Burger museum is one of a kind

made yuzu mayo which he drizzles over grilled scallops, while Nigel Slater makes a yuzu dressing for his crab and apple slaw. The worldwide chain Yo! Sushi is also adding a sashimi dish to its menu at the end of November featuring thinly sliced salmon with a tart salsa

BURGERS: In various shapes and sizes.

ONE fast food fanatic has transformed his home into a museum dedicated to hamburgers. American ‘Hamburger Harry’ as he is known, has spent 23 years collecting burger memorabilia and has created the world’s only museum dedicated to hamburgers


Trendy tea. To read more turn to page 56

Costa Blanca’s best guide for local restaurants

THE rare and costly Yuzu fruit from Japan is predicted to take the world by storm next year. It tastes like a cross between a lemon, mandarin and grapefruit and is already widely stocked in Asia. And now the popularity of this fruit is growing in Western cuisine and it’s being used to flavour everything from beer and chewing gum to vinegar and cocktails. Perhaps one of the reasons the fruit is becoming so popular is the fact that it has three


at his home in Daytona Beach, Florida. The 57-year-old’s collection includes a bed in the form of a cheeseburger, a burger mobile phone, hamburger money banks, biscuit jars, clocks, and even a hamburger Harley Davidson motorbike.

made of yuzu. As well as this, the East India Company has sourced yuzu direct from Japan to use in a new range of fruit-infused chocolates. And chocolatier William Curley uses fresh yuzu in his couture chocolate and cooks a yuzu and praline tart.

‘Rubbish’ restaurant open in Copenhagen A NEW restaurant has taken the phrase ‘waste not, want not’ to new levels as it offers customers a menu made entirely from waste food. Rub and Stub in Copenhagen (Denmark) creates dishes using food which supermarkets and farmers would usually throw away. The menu changes daily and is dependent upon what surplus food has been donated that day. It is a non-profit venture, run and operated entirely by volunteers and caters for 60 guests every evening.


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ALLING everyone between the age of 12 and 18! Telitec are launching T:Factor in the hunt for original singing and performance talent. Can you take a tune and make it your own? Have you got that extra something to be a true artist? The winner will enjoy a recording session in a top London studio where you can lay down your track with professional recording engineers. This is a competition so get competitive and give it your best All you need is to be able to upload a video of you doing your stuff to

YouTube, and send in the link to T:Factor, who will make it available for your family and friends to vote, and keep on voting. There are three rounds in the competition, the initial round is for anyone to enter, the second round will include those who received enough votes, and again for the final round. You’ll need to tell everyone about it to get enough votes and stay in the competition.

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Starbucks makes tea next big trend STARBUCKS is starting a new venture to make tea the next big trend in hot drinks, and has opened its first ‘tea

bar’ in New York City. The world renowned Seattle-based company says its new franchise will be known as the Teavana Tea Bar and will promote a healthy environment to enjoy its selection of Teavana Fine Teas, with unique blends including Spiced Mandarin Oolong tea, a Pineaple Kona Pop or Blueberry Bliss iced tea. The Tea Bars will also serve small plates of healthy option food NO SUGAR: New drink is just 60 calories a glass. including flatbreads and salads. Starbucks opened a similar tea shop last year near its headquarters under its Tazo brand and A LOW calorie Champagne has been launched. Champagne generally contains around 100 calories the company has said that per glass. Sugar is added at the end of fermentation to next month, it will also be ‘finish’ the Champagne with 12 - 17 per cent sugar converted into a Teavana being standard. Now, Champagne maker Alexandre tea bar. Starbucks bought the Penet has created the no sugar Brut Nature Cuvée Teavana chain of about 300 Grand Cru, which contains just 60 calories a glass. The Champagne is available via Thomson and Scott tea shops last year, primarily in shopping malls. website for £49 (€55) per bottle.

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Overwintering tomatoes Dick Handscombe

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


READER emailed the other day asking whether it was possible to grow and harvest tomatoes all the year round. My answer was that it is possible provided you protected them from chilly nights and days during the late autumn and winter days and that they are potted up in a rich compound, always kept damp, are fed with a nitrogen strong liquid feed until the flowers appear and that you

Dick and Clodagh with a selection of their gardening books. then switch to a potassium high feed. Protection can be placing the potted tomato plants in a

cool or heated greenhouse depending on whether you are in a frost free zone or not, on a shelf of a utility room or

garage, in front of a south facing wall covered with seven litre water bottles with the bottom cut out with a cane through the neck into the compost to give stability to the bottle, or covering with a plastic cold frame. Naturally one can grow potted up tomatoes on apartment terraces as easily as in a garden. These instructions may seem detailed, but they need to be for success. They are relatively easy in practice and

Today’s tomato and garlic tostado breakfast, brightened by tasty nasturtium flower. the effort is well worth the bother. Turn to page 60


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The benefits of harvesting all year - happy tomatoes! From page 59 The benefits are not only that you have the satisfaction of harvesting all the year round, but also that you can grow them without using chemical insecticides and fungicides and that you can harvest only when the tomatoes are fully ripe and tasty. The latter is important in preparing all dishes requiring tomatoes as illustrated (right) with a photo of one of the dishes I most enjoy preparing and eating.

Yesterday’s Andalucian tomato, orange and salted cod Romojon salad.

In respect of protecting plants from insects and fungi we suggest you spray lightly once a month with a 3 per cent neem oil solution and dust lightly monthly with natural sulphur powder if problems start to occur. During the colder months you may get away with no treatments. Earlier I recommended that a fertile compost be

used. This can be achieved by adding 20 per cent of worm compost or 30 per cent of a dried goat or sheep composted product. The latter, Estiercol puro de oveja, is often available in 30 kilo sacks costing around €5 or less. The last bag I purchased was marketed by Agro-Safor Miramar and their telephone number is 962

802 087 if you need to contact them, to find out if they have a distributor near you or if not, could they arrange a small delivery of two or three bags to your house. Incidentally there was a good description of contents on the back of the sack. This included phosphorus 3.3 per cent, potassium 3 per cent, nitrogen 3 per cent, iron 3 per cent, trace minerals and vitamins, plus beneficial microorganisms. It also claims to be free of the seeds of weeds. Happy tomato times. © Dick Handscombe November 2013.


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Bargains at Madrid fair


FIFTEEN housing and estate agencies attended a property convention held at the Casa de Campo Convention Hall in Madrid. On display were more than 15,000 new and resale flats in the Madrid community with discounts of up to 50 per cent. “People are looking more for price than areas. There is demand but the client is waiting for the property to meet new prices,” said the director of Basico Homes, Maria Jose Yague. She added: “In Madrid there are many resale properties under €100,000

that have attracted the interest of many people.” She said the feeling was that savers with fixed-term money are starting moving their money into buying homes, usually to then rent out. “The real estate market started some recovery around the summer, fuelled by the sale of previously owned homes, which are those that have adjusted their price.” Between 60 and 70 per cent of buyers are foreign, especially French and Swiss, in addition to English and German.



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ITH winter now upon us many people will be deciding how best to keep their homes warm. The choices seem endless, confusing, and contradictory. There is no simple answer, or single best solution. Tony and Richard at Neater Heater have, however, got one solution that deserves serious consideration. There are many reasons to choose electricity as your heating option. It is clean, requires no effort to maintain, and has a comparatively small installation cost. In fact, Tony and Richard claim to be able to install a five-to-seven heater system for the same price that many people pay just to have a gas bottle casita built. But once you have decided on electricity then you have even more choices to contend with.

AFFORDABLE: Easy to install and economical to run. The Neater Heater team sympathise with you, because that is exactly where they were four years ago. After discarding the unhealthy gas estuffas, and deciding to ‘heat electric’, they tried various options - as customers - and realised one thing. There were

no affordable, good electric heaters on the market. Electric heaters tended to fall into one of the following categories: • Very expensive (€400€800) but make a virtue of being economical • Cheap to buy (but horrendously expensive to run)

oil-filled heaters • Economical to run (but inefficient) panel heaters. With a great stroke of luck, it was while actively looking for a heater for his son’s room that Tony came across, and installed, some Norwegian BEHA convector heaters. That decision was life-changing. Discovering just how good these heaters were, Tony saw a business opportunity and approached his friend Richard Winter and between them they started Neater Heater. As Richard explains: “The beauty about Neater Heaters is that they are simple but built to the highest quality. It also helps that they look good. They use modern, state of the art technology, including extruded aluminium for the element, and a highly sensitive thermostat. This produces an affordable no-

NEATER HEATER DISTRUBUTORS COSTA BLANCA NORTH PEGO/OLIVA/DENIA: Calicomfort - Tel 687 694 038 MORAIRA: S&W, The Tool Bar Tel 965 745 805 JAVEA: Connect 2 Spain, Javea Port - Tel 966 460 133 CALPE: K & M’s Electro Domesticos - Tel 965 874 838 Imprint, Avda Gabriel Miró - Tel 965 874 451 ALTEA: Leo’s Superstore - Tel 965 844 848 nonsense heater that works efficiently and economically to keep your home warm through the long, cold winter nights.” For more information Email: Web: Tel: 634 312 171

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Don’t replace it, REPAINTIT! Restoring kitchen and internal doors at a fraction of the cost ARE your kitchen or wardrobe doors looking tired or outdated? Then REPAINTIT.ES can help. The company can transform kitchens and internal doors at a fraction of the cost of replacing them by offering a service whereby it repaints the doors using a tough, polyurethane paint. The process for transforming kitchens and doors is a tried and trusted method. REPAINTIT.ES first dismantle the doors and take them back to their workshop where they are prepared for the three-coat system of painting. This takes a couple of days and when finished, the doors

are returned and re-hung, totally transforming the look of a kitchen. Most customers also like to replace the handles, which we can supply from stock. This year REPAINTIT.ES has done a large number of two-tone kitchens including a metallic finish door which can be seen on the website under the section ‘pictures’. The company has been painting doors in Spain since 2005 with loads of happy customers. It now offers a semi DIY option where you can drop off your doors at our office/workshop in Javea where they will be sprayed to a smooth finish and you can do the frames yourself using the DIY kit, which will

save you around €250. REPAINTIT.ES also offers a furniture painting service as many people have nice, solid wood furniture which they don’t want to replace with cheaply-made modern versions, for a total transformation. Metal garden furniture is often neglected and when people want to replace it they see that it is a lot cheaper to have it recoated. If it is rusting then REPAINTIT.ES can sandblast it and apply a rust converter before repainting it using our electrostatic paint system. Metal and galvanized metal can be painted with automotive paint for a longer lifespan.

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Costa Blanca Mountain Walkers November walk schedule Walkers are invited to join us on any of the following walks Saturday November 2 a) Calpe circular walk. 10.30am start. Moderate 5hr walk on good paths ending at the Beerfest!. Dogs on lead at rear. Tel: Verity 695 059 810. b) Xeraco, Monduver. 10.00am start. Very strenuous 5hr walk with good views on rough terrain. Dogs on lead at rear. Tel: John 686 148 704. Wednesday November 6 a) La Nucia, Monte Casino. 10.30am start. Moderate 4hr walk on good tracks with views of Puig Campana and coast. Dogs on lead at rear. Tel: Geoff 676 616 101. b) Benidoleig. 10am start. Moderate 5hr walk some rough terrain. Dogs on lead at rear. Tel: Angela 606 334 790. WALKING: Boots, packed lunch and adequate drinking water are required.

c) Calpe, Val del Estre. 10am start. Very strenuous 6hr walk with scrambling and rough terrain. Dogs on lead at rear. Tel: Mary 655 676 118. Saturday November 9 a) Pinos, Marnes dos Barrancos. 10am start. Moderately strenuous 5hr walk with some rough terrain and excellent views. No dogs. Tel: Jean 626 522 161. b) Finestrat, Puig Campana circuit. 10.00am start. Strenuous 6hr walk with some rough terrain. Dogs on lead at rear. Tel: John 620 865 267. c) Fleix, the bull run. 10am start. Very strenuous 5hr walk done at a fast pace over rough terrain for experienced mountain walkers only. No dogs. Tel: Gordon 635 281 284. Wednesday November 13 a) Tarbena, la Montana Castle. 10.30am start. Easy 4hr walk with lots of stops and views. Optional

paella lunch. No dogs. Tel: Peter 620 319 797. b) Callosa. 10.30am start. Moderate 4hr walk touring the town and country at a gentle pace on good paths. Dogs on lead. Tel: Geoff 676 616 101. c) Lliber, including hidden valley and font. 10am start. Moderately strenuous 5hr walk with great views. No dogs. Tel: Pauline 645 082 381. Boots, packed lunch and adequate drinking water are required. Protection against sun and rain are recommended. Walkers participate at their own risk. The rules and guidelines for walking are given on our website, see Please refer to this website for further information and any last minute changes to the walks or contact the leaders on the numbers above.

Boy Boy became aggressive David THE Dogman Listen to David on TRE every Saturday 10am to 11am Costa del Sol (Gibraltar/Sotogrande) 98.7fm (San Roque to Calahonda) 91.9fm (Calahonda to Motril) 88.9, Costa Calida 92.7fm Costa Blanca (Torrevieja to Elche) 105.1fm (Elche to Calpe) 88.2fm, (Calpe to Gandia & Ibiza) 104.6fm, (Denia to Valencia) 95.3fm Mallorca 103.9fm

AFTER my radio show on Saturday, I decided to have a chat with Nazil from the Pointer Clinic since I had a major problem with Boy Boy (BB). Having spent 10 weeks at Cat and Dog World, requiring an emergency operation for stomach torsion and coming into a new home with boxes everywhere, I can understand any animal, including myself, suffering stress. My daughter Sarah

STRESS: Any animal can suffer stress and dogs are no exception.

visited and while relaxing in a chair she was scratching his hind corner lightly when suddenly BB turned around and jumped up at her. I stopped him with my voice and told him he was a good boy. Now, before any of you think I am out of my mind, it is important to remember we are dealing with a ‘dog’ and the last instruction was ‘No.’ He immediately stopped so I said he was a good boy.

That, my friends, is how we train dogs and never punish them for any reason whatsoever. Sarah had a small bite but had pain in her wrist for a few days. I was very upset at the thought that he could not be trusted and that Susan was now scared of him. I decided to discuss this with Susan, who confirmed she was afraid of him. We chatted about moving home, his insecurity and

what was to be his future and at this stage we agreed to give him more time. I made it clear I could not and would not give him to another home or have him put down. This was clearly a worrying and stressful situation for everyone. Next week I’ll tell you more about my conversation with Nazil. For your local radio frequency log onto


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ELECTRICIANS ALL washers / dryers/dishwashers/boilers/electrics in the house repaired. 626 828 974 (217992) Tel. 966 807 098. Free quotes given. (217756) ELECTRICAL UPGRADES. Moving meter boxes to boundaries. Rewiring with all paperwork issued. Surge protectors. 20 yrs experience on the Costa Blanca. ELECTRICS GOODMANS. Follow us on Facebook. Mark tel. 608 669 165 / 965 831 082 (217967)

THE TEAM Gardening Maintenance. Pool and Jet Cleaning. Quote Euro Weekly News for 10% discount. Call Stephen 650 984 348 (217949) ALL palm tree services. Please call Lee 618 146 228 or Thomas 699 524 934 (97547) LANDSCAPER - trained and registered. Do the right thing! Get the expert for quality and service. Call Andy 634 809 379 (219943)

GOLD WANTED ALEXANDERS Antique Jewellers pay top London prices. Est 2003, Open Mon-Sat 10am-2pm. Javea port seafront. 965 792 595 GOLD WANTED. English jeweller will buy broken, unwanted jewellery and coins. 664 890 990 (217530)

HANDYMAN PURELY MAINTENANCE For all your maintenance needs - big or small, contact Carl on 965 878 866 or 669 218 928 email purely maintenance@hot (217916)

HEALTH & BEAUTY CHIROPODIST/PODIATRIST, Philip Mann, clinics in Benissa, Moraira, Javea, Calpe and Albir. 686 912 307 (217965)

INSULATION offers a system to insulate non-cavity walls saving 35% heating costs. 678 179 346 (217935)

Price per word: 0,42€ + IVA minimum 15 words - Discount: Book 10 weeks, get 2 weeks free - Deadline: 4pm Mondays Contact: Phone (0034) 952 561 245 • Fax (0034) 952 440 887 • email •


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W. D GILMOUR. Painter & Decorator. Established 35 years in Moraira. Estimates FREE. Call William on 609 691 776 or 966 197 170. (217855)

THE DRAIN TEAM 24 hour services. No call out charge. All blockages, leak detection, pressure jetting. Quote Euro Weekly News for 10% discount. Call Stephen 650 984 348 (217949) painting, decorating, renovation. Covering the Costa Blanca and inland since 1996. Estimates free. Tel 649 181 526 (217755)

PLUMBING SERVICES. From leaking tap to full bathroom/kitchen installation. 24 hour call out. 634 303 830. Moraira, Calpe, surrounding areas (217950)


PEST CONTROL CHEAP, all insects and rodents. 648 057 091 (217992)


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LOCKSMITH LOCKSMITH/ELECTRICIAN/C ARPENTER for emergency safe opening Altea area. Call Michael Rice 686 513 510 or Calpe area Sean Gannon 667 507 630 (218537)

NEED YOUR PETS TAKEN CARE OF? Not kennels, just a friendly home. Large fenced area. 699 790 080 Altea PAWS PET TRANSPORT SPAIN UK SPAIN every month. We treat all pets as if they belonged to us. Maybe the best rates in Spain. Please call JOE on 966 074 576 or 650 341 087 for a chat or email Quote ewn1 (209004)


www.woofersandfriends. com. Your pets home from home while you are away. 663 540 300 (217879)


WE BUY, Sell, Remove all types of Mobile Homes. We pay CASH and cover all of Spain. More details call Suzi Caley 616 250 727 / 951 063 059 or email (207499)

MOBILITY INSURANCE SOS INSURANCE. www.sosin Best prices available. CALL US FIRST for all your insurance needs, including best deals on funeral plans. Buildings and contents cover from just 98 euros per year. Tel: 966 787 123 / 686 116 297 (219746)

INSURE your mobility scooter for just €105 per year, fully comprehensive inc 1,000.000 public liability cover, underwritten by Lloyds of London, dare you risk not to have it? / / tel: 952 663 131 / 633 127 901 (219688)

MORTGAGES GROUND CLAUSE: Paying too much mortgage interest due to Ground Clause? For more information and free calculation: (219595)

mins from Blackpool airport. Ideal UK base. Large lounge/bedroom. Luxury kitchen and bathroom. Large attic room above. Double glazed. Parking. Near shops, beach and Royal Lytham Golf Course. Reduced to GBP54,000. Ring British owner 0044 1772 701 237 for details or email elisepeterson1 (217564)


POOL SERVICES YES YOU CAN HAVE A POOL We design & install Wooden AboveGround Pools. Pools installed from 1,185€. With above ground pools there is “No Planning Permission Required”. You can also pay in Sterling. Phone or email for a FREE BROCHURE NOW. info@piscinas - Tel: 965 050 064 / 634 322 672 www.piscinas





MOTOR INSURANCE. For the most competitive quotes in English call Linea Directa on 902 123 153, you could save as much as 30% and you can transfer your existing no claims bonus. Call Linea Directa on 902 123 153 for motor insurance with a human voice in English from Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm and save money now! (95302) WANTED Cars, vans, caravans, 4 X 4’s British Spanish 600 781 873 (216711) DISCOUNT TYRES, Call 966 875 600 (216579)

MOTORHOMES MOTORHOME - ELNAGH. Top of the range 4 berth. 2005, 2.8TDI. Ex cond, only 61,000kms, ITV to Sept 2015. Air con, alarm. Many, many extras. 26,500€. Calpe. Tel 965 835 502 (219607)

PROTECTAPET. Spain’s leading pet insurance. 965 756 371. (216721)

PET TRANSPORT INTERPAWS: 20 years’ licensed pet transportation. Competitive rates. Difficult dog? Effective behavioural training in your home. www.inter, 689 742 289 (218076)

PIANO TUNING PIANO TUNING and repairs. PIANOMAN 607 346 658 and 608 191 616

PLUMBING www.100percentplumbing. com Call for a free quotation 965 835 939 (87006) Tel. 966 807 098. Free quotes given (217756)

APARTAMENTOS PLAYA ALBIR SL. Quality rental accommodation with reception, 2 beds, 2 bath. Washing machine, air con, sea views and swimming pool. Available for short or long term let. apartments@playaalbirsl.e.telefoni / Tel/fax 966 866 206 (209176) M100 - BENITACHELL, top floor apartment of a 2 storey block, 2 bedrooms, quiet location, stunning panoramic views. 420€ pcm - 965 745 969 (89468)


M141 - Second floor, 2 bed, 2 bath apartment in the sought after Port Xabia complex, Javea, walking distance to beach and all amenities 600 € per month plus bills. 965 745 969 (89468) JALON VALLEY. Quality villas and apartments to let. Long and and short term. All facilities. Tel 605 231 331 (217907) AN INDEPENDENT Bungalow to rent in Urb San Rafael, private garage parking, ONLY FOR PENSIONERS. Tel 670 378 899 (218947) TO RENT, a spacious one bedroom apartment in excellent condition. Situated in Moraira, includes garden & swimming pool. 325€/pcm. Tel 672 541 728 (218943)

PROPERTY FOR SALE NEW HOUSE. Benissa coast, 335m2 area, 2025m2 plot, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, pool, big garage, sea views, 415,000€. BARGAIN. Studio apartment for sale. Playmon Fiesta D Block (good block), separate kitchen, bathroom & lounge. Needs reform. €18,000. 965 878 956 / 627 090 910 (218938) HOUSE FOR REFURBISHING. Gata de Gorgos, 160m2 area, 825m2 plot, 2.5km from Gata, 10kms from beach. 965 832 658 / 629 991 543 (217990) MORAIRA - €130,000, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, terraced bungalow, garage. Tel 965 744 641 or email genneydawn@hot (219660)


CUSTOMER waiting for 3+ bedroom property in La Nucia. Must have a garden and ideally a private pool. Our family are wanting to rent on a long term basis and can make an immediate decision. 966 260 877 (209100)

REMOVAL/STORAGE EUROPEAN removals and transport with scheduled UK routes. UK Company, fully legal, taking loads from 5kg to 24,000kg. Lowest prices and the best service. 952 816 582 or (201300) INTERNATIONAL and European Removals. Expert removals worldwide. www.universalremovals. com. Tel: 951 247 834 (208021) VAN SPAIN-UK-SPAIN leaving every 2 weeks. Great rates. Contact Joe on 966 074 576 or 650 341 087 or email Quote EWN1 (209004) UK - SPAIN Removals. Masses of experience. New clean vehicles. Insured with AXA. Genuinely CARING service. FULL and part moves. ONLINE QUOTES!! UK 08456 443 784 / ES 634 344 787 (207584) BENIDORM AND SURROUNDING AREAS. REMOVALS. 655 239 797 (217937)

CLASSIFIEDS MR SHIFTER House Removals and Clearance. Full or part loads. Spain and UK fortnightly. Fully insured. Spanish mobile: 722 218 087 (209207) FURNITURE VAN FOR HIRE with driver. Careful local moves, Costa Blanca & UK. Hourly rate or fixed price. Call 676 644 014 (217894)

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

SCRAP VEHICLES SCRAP VEHICLES wanted for cash. Call 646 726 377 (219836)

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

SEWING MADE TO MEASURE loose covers. Choose from a wide range of materials in your own home. Javea area 686 453 827 (219535)

SITUATIONS VACANT FREE accommodation in Spain this winter in return for handyman work. For further details email: oa sisparks@ya or 696 090 776 (218521) NUSKIN independent distributors wanted and party planners, stay at home mums, this is your extra income for Christmas and every Christmas thereafter. Call 629 293 042 or email (218913)



SPANISH young woman, English speaker, offers to w ork with elderly: health care, housework and translations. Qualifications and experience working in UK. References available. Tel 617 653 406 (217559)

31 October - 6 November 2013 / Costa Blanca Nor th WIG SPECIALISTS WIGS-R-US. Indoor Market Rincon de Loix, Benidorm. Monday - Saturday 10 - 3. Also outlet at Wel Cisne, Benidorm Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 10 - 2. Home visits. 690 378 844 (206621)



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TILING JUST TILING, all floors terracing, kitchens, bathrooms. No job too small. From Oliva to Altea. Contact Geoff 620 237 869 / 966 456 546 (217857)

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DENIA, 2 females, very hard… Special services. Fendom. 666 139 928 appointmenht, English & German spoken (218945)

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Lamborghini celebrates its 50th anniversary AUTOMOBILI Lamborghini is presenting the Veneno Roadster racing prototype to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The Italian manufacturer has created a super sports car focusing on design, performance and exclusiveness. Not more than nine units will be built during the course of 2014, which will be sold at a price of â‚Ź3.3 million each. The design of the Veneno Roadster brings aerodynamics and stability together through an open roof with a rollover bar that ensures safety. The visual division of the rear bumpers from the car body is a reference from the manufacturer to the world of racing cars and optimises the aerodynamic flow. An adjustable wing has been put at the rear of the car to ensure optimum airflow when interacting with the rear diffuser. The lightweight design of the Veneno Roadster shows on the scales. With a dry weight of 1,490 kilograms, the car benefits from a power-toweight ratio of 1.99 kg/hp. The sports car is driven by a 12-cylinder engine with a displacement of 6.5 litres and is equipped with the fast-shifting ISR

transmission with five modes, permanent allwheel drive and a racing chassis with pushrod suspension and horizontal spring/damper units. With a maximum output

of 552 kW / 750 hp, the Veneno Roadster accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds and top speed stands at 355 km/h. The interior of the Veneno Roadster is

dominated by carbon fibre in order to reduce the weight of the vehicle. The carbon fibre monocoque is visible inside the car around the central tunnel and the sills.


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Orba Warblers golfers

FORD-DUNN BROTHERS: Continued winning streak.

All to fight for in Supermoto finale

FRESH from their double victories in last week’s round of the Spanish Supermoto championship at Villena, Alicante, the Ford-Dunn brothers continued their winning streak with four race wins over the weekend at the Catalan Championships in Lleida. The racing brothers, Anthony and Mat Ford-Dunn now face their toughest challenge, with the final race of the season deciding the Spanish championship honours at Albaida, near Alcoy this Sunday November 3. Racing starts at 10am on Sunday at the Circuito de Albaida. Maps and further directions can be found at The Supermotoland race team and their sponsors Advance Moves international removals and Stratton Motorsports will be in the race paddock to welcome anyone attending the days racing. More information:

GET HIM: La Vila players attempting to tackle Rodrigo Ramia.

La Vila fall to Cau Valencia LA VILA lost their place at the top of the league after losing away in Valencia, where they faced local side CAU Valencia in the third match of the Honour Division B.

La Vila took the first points through an Ignacio Luque penalty, but that was all the away side could muster in the first half as CAU dominated the game, crossing their

opponents line three times before the break. La Vila didn’t hold up well against their rivals in the second half and the final score read 26-16 to Cau Valencia.

THE ORBA WARBLERS travelled to Alenda for the final game of their eclectic competition as well as playing a weekly competition. In the eclectic competition, Division One was won by David Knight, who was 1.9 over Michael Taylor. Division Two was won by Nick Berry over Arthur Sullivan by 0.7 of a shot. In the weekly competition, first place in Division One went to Tony Young with 36 points, followed by Glynn Braidley (33) in second and Michael Taylor (31) in third place. Division Two was won by John Daniels (33) with second place going to Jack Bell (32) and third to Sheila Dindar (31). The next meeting for the Warblers will be a stableford game at La Sella on November 6.


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Sport 25th Autumn Fayre


All to fight for in finale of the Supermoto. To read more turn to page 79

Costa Blanca’s best guide to local sport


Anyone for tennis?

FOR the second year running pupils from Years 3 to 6 in Xabia International College Primary visited the world tour Valencia Open 500 tennis tournament based in the Ciudad de las Artes y Ciencias. The first-round match was between Frenchman Gael Monfils and ‘local hero’ David Ferrer. The children were highly complimented by staff.

ends up a scorcher

THE 25th Anniversary Autumn Fayre was held at Benitachell Bowls Club on Sunday. Guests were able to pick up a bargain at the many stalls and attractions as well as working on their tans whilst relaxing on the club terrace. Each year a competition is staged on the green involving a range of Fun Bowling Challenges, which this year was sponsored by Totus Financial Services in Benitachell. Meanwhile BBC Jaguars were hosts WINNER: Anne Jones was presented with her prize from Ian Botterill of Totus. to Javea Green Onyx. Jaguars won by a total of 91 - wins on two of the rinks and a very Opals where they came up against 45 and took all 10 points available in comfortable shot difference they some tough opposition, and with a the Northern League match. came away with eight points and a shot difference of 63/64 to Opals BBC gained four points. The BBC Lions returned to their plus 26 shot difference winning ways at Finca Guila. With Tigers were away to Javea Green

Calpe Bowls Club win again THE CALPE BOWLS CLUB sponsored by Europa Networks SL beat the Swifts from Finca Guila (Alfaz del Pi) 78 to 60 shots to gain another six League points this month. The points were close throughout with Stan Walmsley, Glenda Rowe and Liz Griffiths drawing on 16 points. Frank Thomas, Barry Stephens and Tony Sayers also drew on 15 points. Then Alan Steed, Geoff Pack and Enid Duxbury lost 18-19. However Paul Brown, Terry Street and Ray Collon won 29-10 to take the lead.

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