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ISSUE NO. 1575

10 - 16 September 2015

COSTA BLANCA SOUTH

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QUEEN ELIZABETH II is the longest reigning monarch in British history. God Save The Queen! Full story on Page 8


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Better WiFi for tourist venues GRANTS are to be given to improve WiFi in hotels and campsites in the Valencia Region to enhance service to customers. The national government has announced plans to al-

locate â‚Ź15 million to boost WiFi across 400 hotel establishments in the country and of the money to be invested, Valencia is to receive â‚Ź1.6 million.

Resident chokes to death in hostel A WOMAN has died at the Galicia Hostel in La Marina village by El Pinet beach. It is understood that the woman, reported as being aged around 80 years and from Madrid, choked to death despite efforts by the hostel staff and her family to revive her. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Elderly gypsy dies in stabbing F OUR p e o p l e h a v e b e en arrested in Mazarron in connection with the death of a woman. It follows a fight which broke out between two rival gypsy families in the town.

An elderly woman was killed after being stabbed in the neck and five more people were injured including a 15 year-old boy. Extra police have been d ra fte d in to th e are a t o keep the peace.

LOW-COST: Companies like Jet2.com are leading the way in flight numbers at Alicante-Elche Airport.

Alicante leads way for budget flights ALICANTE-ELCHE Airport came before Malaga, Tenerife and Madrid-Barajas By Gemma Quinn ALICANTE-ELCHE Airport led the way this summer with the most flights operated by low-cost airlines. The airport offered 77 connections and came before Malaga, Tenerife and Madrid-Barajas in the number of flights with over 80 per cent of all passengers at Alicante-Elche using low-cost airlines. Spain is a popular route for the budget carriers, with 17 per cent of the more than

77 low-cost connections offered at Alicante-Elche Airport 5,000 low-cost European routes starting or ending in Spain. Ahead of Spain is the UK, with a total of 935 routes. The news comes as low-cost carrier Vueling announced it was launching six

new destinations from Alicante-Elche to Santiago de Compostela, Algiers, Sevilla, Nantes, Santander and Asturias; the latter three operating on specific dates coinciding with holiday weekends. In total, Vueling will offer 20 direct connections between the low season running from October 26, 2015, to April 30, 2016, with a total capacity of 515,424 seats representing an increase of 23 per cent over the same period the 2014/2015 season.


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FEATURED NEWS

Girl held on suspicion of recruiting for IS MOROCCAN teenager arrested in seaside resort of Gandia, Valencia

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Hotel occupancy Up since last year ELCHE hotels recorded an average occupancy of 75.91 per cent during August, 5.33 per cent more than last year. Hotels reached 90 per cent during the festival weekend.

Saharawi farewell Children go home ELCHE has said goodbye to the 22 Saharawi children who spent the summer with local families.

Hospital improvements Units updated ALICANTE General Hospital has renovated the surgical anaesthesia blocks with the acquisition of 20 new high-end anaesthesia systems.

Pay up! Parents protest

Looking east Trade mission to Iran

UNDER ARREST: Female suspect is marched through the main street in Gandia.

By John Smith AS thousands flee from Syria for fear of persecution and ancient monuments are desecrated, the Spanish authorities are doing all that they can to combat ‘the enemy within’. A Moroccan teenaged girl was arrested on Saturday September 5 in the seaside town of Gandia, suspected of acting to recruit other young women to the cause of so called IS (Islamic State). Heavily armed police entered her home and marched her handcuffed and in full burka dress through the main street of the city in front of hundreds of local onlookers.

100 plus is the number people who have left Spain and are thought to have joined Jihadist fighters in Iraq and Syria. It is feared many of them could return and put their training to work in launching attacks on specific targets across Spain and Europe.

In a society that is so close to North Africa and has a recent history of religious tolerance, Spain is in a difficult position. It is easily infiltrated and with the open access of the internet, the dissemination of anti-Western and pro-Jihadist propaganda is difficult to stop. Many may condemn the open display of the arrest but the girl could not be identified as her face was fully covered and her name was withheld. The situation is clear to the majority that the more publicity gained for the legal removal of threats to society, the less chance there is to see a repeat of the shameful killing of 191 people in the Madrid train bombings of 2004.

THREE Spanish ministers are expected to accompany representatives of 40 companies on a trade mission to Iran to present opportunities to companies concerned with oil and general industry.

Quote of the Week May every parish, every religious community, every monastery, every sanctuary of Europe, take in one family” Pope Francis on the refugee problem

20 pharmacies want to sell online A TOTAL of 20 pharmacies have already applied to be able to sell drugs online in the Valencia Region; 12 of them in Alicante Province. Only pharmacies authorised by the Department of

Pharmacy can sell through their websites over-thecounter medications after the introduction in July of the new European regulations governing this type of electronic commerce.

Locally, two pharmacies in Orihuela, two in Elche and two in Benidorm have requested the necessary authorisation to sell online, along with one in Torrevieja. All pharmacies permitted

to sell online will have a logo on their website and they will then be listed on the www.distafarma.aemps.es website. Rules governing online selling state that only non-

prescription drugs may be sold with the sale overseen by a qualified pharmacist. In addition, no gifts, prizes, competitions or bonuses can be run on the website.

PARENTS have protested in Torrevieja outside the town hall to demand payment of school transport in advance so parents will not have to meet the cost.

Budget change Amendments made ALICANTE Mayor Gabriel Echavarri has announced amendments to the State Budget which includes €30 million for improvements and changes to the train station.

OAP found Woman went missing AN 80-year-old woman reported missing in Elche was later found 10 kilometres from her home. She was disorientated and thirsty but otherwise in good health.

Home dealing Man arrested A MAN has been arrested in Santa Pola accused of selling drugs from his home in Avenida Tamarit in the town.


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Proposals to provide free textbooks for children SCHOOLS will inform families how to apply By Gemma Quinn THE Valencian Government is p ro mo tin g a s ch eme to provide free textbooks for pupils. A lic a n te C ity h as re sponded to the news by saying they would need €2.3 million to promote free prov is io n o f tex tb o o k s to 3 4 , 0 0 0 p rima ry an d s e c ondary school students of the city, in both public and semi-private centres. Mayor Gabriel Echavarri said the council is looking for ways to fulfil its part of the deal as it endorses the plans by the regional presid e n t to imp leme n t a stronger scheme of providing free books within two years and offer aid to families. The regional government in te n d s to p ro v id e € 100 grants to parents, with Alicante’s Councillor for Education Jose Maria Espuch s ay in g : “A t th e mo ment th e re is n o n e e d to g o to City Hall to purchase tickets for books.” The councillor added that the schools themselves will

inform families how to process the grant applications in time. He sai d t hose f am i l i es who had already purchased t he school books f or t he new school t er m shoul d keep the receipts to be able to receive the €100 grant before the end of the course. The Ministry of Educa-

34,000 primary and secondary school students could get free textbooks under new plans proposed by the Valencian Government

SCHOOL BOOKS: Plans to provide free books for pupils.

t i on has al so announced pl ans t hat wi l l i nvol ve a free set of books for pupils next year if they return textbooks in a good condition after this year’s studies. Meanwhile, a report has revealed that the most expensive year for school books is for pupils entering the first year of primary. In this case, the average cost is €220.

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Alicante offers to host refugees temporarily PREPARATIONS in place to take families fleeing their home countries By Gemma Quinn ALICANTE City has offered to temporarily host refugees in Europe. Already the youth residence in the Florida neighbourhood is being prepared with around 96 beds ready to accommodate refugees from Syria. It comes as the council supported the proposal by the mayor of Barcelona to offer temporary refuge to those fleeing their home countries. The Department of Cooperation and Immigration of the city of Alicante, in collaboration with the areas of Finance, Social Welfare, Education and Historical Memory as well as citizens groups and specialised non-governmental organisations such as the UNHCR, Red Cross and the Spanish Commission for Refugee Aid (CEAR) are calling on assistance from the Generalitat Valenciana and the central government in designing a programme of temporary accommodation and care of refugees, which involves a budget to be put in place.

SYRIAN REFUGEES: The council will offer 96 beds to accommodate them.

The launch of the initiative also requires the implementation of such basic requirements such as legal advisory services and a group of translators and interpreters. Alicante reminded it has historical memory of the evacuation with the British ship

Stanbrook from the port of Alicante which saw thousands of refugees fleeing the horrors of the Spanish Civil War. The news came as the image of a dead boy drowned washed up on a Turkish beach swept across the globe.

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1,779 jobs created ALICANTE Province remains one of the biggest engines of employment in the Spanish hotel industry this summer to have created 1,779 jobs in August and maintain 77,748 jobs in the province. In August, affiliation to the Social Security recorded a 2.9 per cent increase in the number of workers in the hospitality industry, weighed against the rise of 1.4 per cent in the sector nationally, and represents an increase of 8 per cent compared to last summer.


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Power lines in playgrounds

Service concerns for school bus

DENOUNCED as they are dangerous to the public

MANY pupils in Orihuela returned to school today (Thursday) unaware of how they were getting there. Councillor for Education of Orihuela, Begoña Cuartero (PP) demanded the Ministry resumes the lines of school transport that were cancelled just days before they started. The councillor received calls from schools in San Bartolomé, La Aparecida, Desamparados and Los Dolses saying they had been informed they will not have their school bus transport and they were waiting to receive data from the Ministry with the total number of students affected. Cuartero was urging the Department of Education to solve the issue as soon as possible “because it would be impractical to begin the course with some children not being able to go.”

ILLEGAL PROPERTIES: Two properties were closed following complaints. By Gemma Quinn THE anti-corruption platform ‘Defense of Huerta de la Vega Baja’ has publicly denounced the location of electrical towers and power lines in several playgrounds and park areas in municipalities in the region such as those in Rojales,

Benijofar and Los Montesinos. One of the most serious cases, according to the spokesman of the group, Moisés Cruz, occurs in a public park in Ciudad Quesada where an electrical tower is installed “without any fencing that prevents approach from this dangerous space.”

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El Niño factor could lead to autumn storms EXPERTS urge town halls to ensure that flood preventive measures are in place By Gemma Quinn TORRENTIAL rains threaten to hit Alicante Province after a dry, hot summer. The Laboratory of Climatology at the University of Alicante said two key factors will come together this autumn to spark torrential rain. In the Pacific, the El Niño current, a phenomenon that has consequences for the Mediterranean, is very strong as in 1972, 1982 and 1997 (years of flooding in Alicante). In addition, sea temperature will remain at around 25 degrees until mid-October. Climatologist Jorge Olcina said these two signs “are not synonymous that a cold drop will definitely occur, but you have to take this into account from a prevention perspective.”

WEATHER WARNING: Torrential rains could be on the way this autumn.

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An historic achievement for a remarkable monarch THE QUEEN surpasses her great, great grandmother, Queen Victoria, in the length of her reign

FOUR GENERATIONS: The Queen and the royal family.

By John Smith IT was on February 6, 1952, that King George VI died whilst Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh were staying at Treetops in Kenya. It was the event which spawned the oft-repeated phrase ‘she went to bed a princess and woke up a queen’ although she wasn’t actually aware of the fact until the afternoon of the 7th when the Duke of Edinburgh broke the news to her. At 25, she was thrust into a role that she wasn’t really prepared for. Although she had become heir to the throne at the age of 10, there was still a chance that a if a son was born to the king, he would succeed him. In the event this was not to be and like her great, great grandmother, Victoria, not only has she been a successful and wellloved sovereign, she has also taken the title of longest reigning monarch in British history. Now in her 90th year, the woman christened Elizabeth Alexandra Mary has seen some of the most dramatic changes in society since the Industrial Revolution and she seems to cope with all of this transition gracefully and perhaps with a slightly knowing smile. It would be impossible to highlight the achievements of this remarkable woman who has dedicated so much of her life to the service of Country and Common-

CROWNED: The young queen takes up her role. wealth. But on September 9, she overtook Queen Victoria to ‘clock up’ 23,227 days as monarch and we at Euro Weekly News hope that this record will continue to in-

23,227 is the number of days Queen Elizabeth II has been on the throne, as of September 9, to become Britain’s longest-serving sovereign.

crease for many years to come. When on duty, Queen Elizabeth takes a keen interest in all things connected with

B rita in a nd of c ours e the Commonwealth, and although she is precluded from taking part in matters of a politic a l na ture , s he s till m eet s wi t h her prime minister every week to discuss matters of state, and it is said that she does from time to time give very good advice. A lover of horses and owner of a number of thoroughbreds, she used to enjoy riding, although now at nearly 90, she makes do with four wheels rather than four legs. Incredibly widely travelled, she has had to let other members of her family take over a number of her international duties. Still working hard, but also taking a great interest in her large family of four children, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, the Queen certainly

embodies all that is respected in what is still the United Kingdom. Whilst well-grounded in the protocol of the monarchy, Her Majesty gave no indication that she would celebrate the event in any public manner and carried on with her usual round of engagements. Time is weighing on both her shoulders and those of Prince Philip, who is now 94 - and holds his own record as the longestserving consort of a reigning British monarch and the oldest-ever male member of the British royal family - which is why more official visits will be undertaken by the Prince of Wales and other members of the royal family.


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Fire rescue unit APPROVAL was given originally in 2005 By Gemma Quinn ALICANTE’S Provincial Fire Consortium is working on establishing a rescue and debris removal unit. Plans are to be in place to create a specific set of performances to act against landslides or earthquakes, given the high seismic risk in the province of Alicante and southern regions. Approval to create such a unit within the fire brigade was approved in 2005 but in 10 years has yet to come to fruition.

RESCUE TEAMS: Specialist unit to be formed.

Investigating dead cats ALMORADI has announced the opening of an investigation following the appearance of numerous dead cats in El Bañet urbanisation. Councillor Ana Andreu Quiles (IU) who heads up the newly created Department for the Protection of Animals has said she intends to clarify what has happened.

She said: “Despite the prohibition to place any kind of poison in public places it looks like they have been poisoned, something which if confirmed could affect other animals and even, more seriously, pose a danger to children in the area.” She added: “We are talking about a very serious public health crime.”


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‘Serious consequences’ due to Imerso delay EMPLOYERS waiting to get go ahead By Gemma Quinn

HOSBEC, the hotel employers of the Costa Blanca, has warned of “serious consequences” because of the delay in the implementation of the Imserso pensioner programme which offers discounted breaks during the winter. They said the sector is concerned about hiring the necessary services and a delay can result in the uncertainty of users. Delays in awarding the tender and subse-

quent appeals filed by some of the companies that were not selected for participation, have led to the situation. HOSBEC said: “These incidents should not affect the timetable for accreditation, contracting and selling as many jobs depend on this programme.” It added: “Without this programme many facilities are forced to close during the winter.” It complains that there is no information on other aspects of the holidays like transportation or excursions, and the date when people can apply for them has not yet been published.

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PUDDLES: A wet flooded start to the week ensued after the heavy rains.

Storms cause flooding SEVERAL cars were swept away by the force of the water By Gemma Quinn THE Vega Baja registered overnight on Saturday September 5, over 75 litres per square metres of rainfall. The torrential rain caused road closures and some damage especially on the coast. In the case of Torrevieja and Orihuela Costa the rain recorded

tripled the amount collected throughout the year. According to the Meteorological Agency and data from Torrevieja’s Mastral Project up to 78 litres per square metres of rainfall was collected in the rain gauge network in the district of Aguas Nuevas. The CV-905 one of the main access roads into Torrevieja was

closed to traffic from 3.30am on Sunday until after 7am due to flooding of several lanes in both directions of travel, disrupting traffic in the area of Carrefour at the roundabouts of Los Altos del Limonar and Las Torretas. Several cars were swept away by the force of the water. Following the floods Mayor Jose Manuel Dolon attributed


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Torrevieja hotter than normal AS the city recovered from the weekend’s floods, figures released showed that Torrevieja recorded a higher than normal average temperature during August of a balmy 27.9 degrees.

RAIN DAMAGE: La Zenia beach suffers in the rain.

and landslides the floods to a “General Plan that has grown enormously, but lacks something as essential and a priority for the city as a network of rainwater drainage networks, something we have been denouncing for years.” He said the only solution to the programme is in implementing the widening of the N332 which would help “absorb all the water collected in the city” and the mayor has

called for a meeting with the Ministry to discuss the project. On Orihuela Costa Local Police were deployed to close the under bridge pass from the town hall to Flamenca beach, an area which suffers every time from flooding during heavy rains. Access to La Glea walkway on Campoamor beach was also closed. Landslides were reported in Orihuela and Benejuzar.

38.2 degrees was recorded in Torrevieja on August 13 The Mastral Project which records temperatures said whilst August was still very hot “it was more bearable compared with July” adding that “rains fell within what could be considered normal.” The figures emerged from data collected by the weather stations that make up Torrevieja’s Mastral, which recorded August 13 as being the hottest day with temperatures hitting 38.2 degrees in the city centre.

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A fundraiser with a sense of adventure Our Euro Women series is featuring women who have made a success of their lives in Spain. These outstanding ladies have been shattering glass ceilings whether in business, charity work or sports. Caroline Randerson’s inner passion spurs her on. CAROLINE RANDERSON radiates energy wherever she goes with her adventurous spirit. She is a woman that has put all her qualities and passion into helping others. Her success story began in 1989, when she attended a ball at the Grosvenor Hotel in London, which was in the aid of Children with Cancer. The event was an emotional one that struck a chord with Caroline, as she had met guests there who had children suffering from cancer. Being a parent of three daughters herself, Caroline empathised with those who were trying to cope with their grief. It was on that very same evening that the passion burned inside her to rise up and do something to help; after all, she was in a position to do so with her own life well in order. With an abundance of fundraising ideas, Caroline set to work, and before long, she was a highly respected figure amongst her many beneficiaries, which included Children with Cancer, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Cudeca. She helps with prizes for auction and silent auction through BlackshawArt and Central-memorabilia, and many other charity events. Children with Cancer UK, formerly Children with Leukaemia, is a British charitable organisation, inaugurated by Princess Diana on January 12, 1988. Caroline wanted very much to be heavily involved in this good cause. Without the support of key fundraisers, this charity cannot achieve the saving of children’s lives and give support to their families. Caroline continued to raise awareness and funds as she even worked alongside the late Jeremy Beadle organising large annual events in the UK, which

ALWAYS BUSY: Caroline Randerson puts all her qualities and passion into helping others.

Her inner strength shines through By Wendy Ann Cowham

I want to continue to raise more... I am like a dog with a bone that will not let go.”

Fact file Name: Caroline Randerson Age: 57 Profession: Fundraiser, Event Organiser Family: 3 Daughters Where from: London Where now: Back in London

pulled in thousands of pounds. After the death of Lady Diana, Caroline was given the honour of walking behind her coffin to represent the Children with Cancer organisation. Diana was a hero and mentor of Caroline’s along with Angelina Jolie. She said: “I admire women in a fortunate and high profile position who use their status in order to do good. These women are able to do something in their lives that will make a significant change.” In 2006, Caroline moved Marbella, where she continued her good works, networking and seeking out new venues and projects. She has brought celebrities to the coast who have pulled in the crowds to raise thousands year after year, and she is a

Pets: 2 Rescue dogs Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish Book or TV: Both Favourite title: Any crime thriller, Martina Cole Strengths: Organising and delegating Weakness: Talking too much and being impulsive What do you do to relax: Play golf, tennis, meet up with friends

lady that will never stop or say no. She is a tough cookie who hates injustice and lazy people and this has been the road to her

amazing achievements. The annual Children with Cancer event has now been a success for the last eight

years. The one-night-only annual event has raised a running total of almost £250,000. I asked Caroline if she had reached her goal or where she would like in five years from now. She replied: “I want to continue to raise more and help more needy charities so that we can see a real change and turn the lives of others around for the better. I am like a dog with a bone that will not let go.” And you can feel the enthusiasm that she generates into each and every new project. Caroline has three lovely daughters, aged 29, 27 and 16. The two eldest have successful careers and the youngest is studying ballet, so the strength within is a true family affair. Caroline also remembered her father as a significant influence on her childhood. She said: “My father was confident and determined. He taught me a lot that has made my life richer. If you want something done, then be assertive; lazy people are the ones that say they never have time.” In 2012, Caroline moved back to London, but she is still very much involved in the scene here in Spain. She is constantly organising events on the Costa del Sol as she has maintained her contacts and good friends who assist her. Always busy and always achieving, this lady has enough energy to make an incredible difference to people from all walks of life.

Do you know a Euro Woman? If you do please drop us a line at eurowomen@euroweeklynews.com giving full contact details and why you feel they deserve to be honoured. As well as being featured in the EWN a book is being produced for Christmas with all profits going to charitable organisations.


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Street investment STREETS of Pilar de la Horadada are being improved with an investment budget of €178,000. The project includes the paving of streets to improve vehicle traffic and the safety of drivers and pedestrians.

Hospital winners ONCE ticket holders took a share of €200,000 with tickets bought from a seller situated at the Vega Baja Hospital.

600 places REDOVAN is offering more than 600 places in its sports schools. Activities available for pupils for this year include racquet ball, hiking, cycling and gymnastics. Tennis, football, judo and running remain on the sports schedule.

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LIBBY GREENHALGH reflects on adventur By Gemma Quinn NINE months at sea, 11 ports, travelling 38,739 nautical miles, the Volvo Ocean Race is the toughest yacht race in the world and Libby Greenhalgh was part of the all female crew for Team SCA. It was 11 months ago that Euro Weekly News reporter Gemma Quinn met with Libby in Alicante at the Race Village ahead of the launch of the race involving seven teams. Now safely back on dry land Libby tells Euro Weekly News of her epic off-shore adventure. “In general it was what I expected as I had talked with my brother who has done the race several times. I think what I didn’t expect was how the team would and wouldn’t at times work well together.” Libby said: “The toughest part was the Southern Ocean where we could no longer race to our full po-

IN PORT RACE: Libby’s Team SCA tential having damaged a sail. Trying to route the boat and find the quickest way without the most useful sail was very hard and I perhaps didn’t deal with that very well and


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re as part of the all female crew

A lead the way in Auckland. work to my best.” Libby was the navigator for Team SCA and joined quite late. Back in October she admitted she was “quite settled and happy” with her

freelance work as a meteorologist and said “it was tough to leave that behind” as she made the decision to take part in the Volvo Ocean Race. Team SCA came sixth.

Tiger mosquitoes detected in 28 towns THE tiger mosquito has been detected in 28 municipalities within the Valencia Region. It arrived in Alicante Province a couple of years ago but this summer its presence has spread like wildfire from north to south with the Ministry of Health confirming the insect outbreaks in 28 towns based on the count being developed by the Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Valencia. As a result, the Department of Universal Health has presented a package of 26 measures that will apply in the three provinces of the Valencia Region from this month, aimed at the prevention and control of this species, which has increased in numbers this year.

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Fake female dentist arrested TORREVIEJA woman worked privately from home By Gemma Quinn A WOMAN has been arrested for working as a dental assistant and hygienist in Torrevieja without the correct qualifications. The 47 year-old Russianborn Spanish national is believed to have been working for 12 years as a dental ass is ta nt a nd is a lle ge d to have used her position to

47 year-old arrested for working as dentist in Torrevieja make private referrals at her home. The case came to light after a former patient made a complaint about a procedure carried out by the woman

for a molar extraction. When complications arose, anot her dent i st sai d t he procedure had not been carried out correctly and that it was not done by a professional. Upon arresting the woman, police found in the basem ent of her hom e a dentist’s chair and dentistry instruments as well as syringes and drugs.

Go to the fair by bike VISITORS to Murcia City are being encouraged to make use of the public bike rental scheme MUyBICI during September ’s Feria de Murcia to reduce traffic congestion in the city. C ounc illor Lola Sa n chez sai d al l

festivities are arranged in the vicinity of a bicycle station making it “the most desirable and efficient way to enjoy these fiestas.” Murcia’s Feria is on throughout September.


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A mass exodus from Elche THE exodus of young Ilicitanos (people from Elche) moving abroad has increased by at least 50 per cent in the past seven years: “It is a verifiable fact

there is a large number of young people with high level of professionalism that are forced to leave the city of Elche,� said Martin Carpena spokesman from the CCOO workers union. The number of people moving out of Elche to other countries has soared since the economic crisis. Since the year 2009, the exodus of residents abroad has increased at least by 43 per cent, although experts put the real figure much higher, because not all migrants living outside the city are part of the consular records. The Register of Residents Abroad said their data for Elche, which includes people registered in the municipality listed as residing outside the country, has gone from 1,610 to 2,463. The high level of unemployment and the precariousness of contracts within the Spanish workplace are said to be the main factors driving young people elsewhere.

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New viewing point open FACILITY was blocked off By Gemma Quinn THE walkway looking out to the lighthouse at Santa Pola is now legally and officially open. The area was sealed off

over two weeks ago as reported in the Euro Weekly News, to prevent people using it in the absence of liability insurance, but now, it complies with all regulations and the tape removed.

NOW OPEN: Barriers and tape preventing entry along the walkway have now been removed.


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Theatre to stay closed after report CULTURAL programme remains suspended By Gemma Quinn TORREVIEJA’S Municipal Theatre is to remain closed as the town hall follows Regional Government guidelines. In February 2015 the Generalitat Valenciana ordered Torrevieja City Council to obtain the correct certificates and opening licences, which they said had

not been obtained since the theatre was inaugurated in 2006. Although the Regional Government warned then the building had to be closed for lack of these reports, the previous PP ruling council ignored it, paid â‚Ź6,000 for licences and continued with the cultural programme. However, now, councillor for Urbanism, Fanny

Serrano, said she has a report concluding the building could not obtain the necessary licences because there were gaps in the security, but nothing was done to correct it. Councillor for Culture, Alejandro Blanco added the theatre is closed and the cultural programme remains suspended as they investigate the matter.

30,930 cruisers arrive in Alicante ACCORDING to the State Ports, between January and July the Alicante terminal has handled a total of 30,930 cruise passengers, 82 per cent more than in the same period of 2014. Cartagena port received 66,861 and Valencia received 181,000 during the first half

of the year. The figures show that Alicante is on its way to recovering some of the tourists which have been lost since 2013 when some of the ships moved to Valencia and Cartagena began operating cheaper cruises.

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Father and son rowing for cancer TRAINING for the 52km river row By Community Reporter FATHER and son team Dave and Mitch Bull are planning an epic kayak trip to help raise funds for the AECC cancer charity. Training is now under way for the 52km river row from Murcia to Guardamar. The aim is to set off on November 28 and they will be carrying GPS tracking devices so their progress can be followed down Rio Segura. However, they do need a second kayak so if anyone has one now could be the time to unearth it and put it to good use. Email Susan at sueinthesun@hotmail.co.uk. Check out their Facebook page ‘Rowing for Cancer.’

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Alicante power goes green STREET lights will have at least 60 per cent energy from renewable sources By Gemma Quinn ALICANTE has announced 60 per cent of the power in the city will be from renewable sources.

The council has announced that the service of electricity supply and municipal street lighting will have at least 60 per cent of its energy come from

renewable sources in a bid to “reduce the ecological footprint of the city of Alicante,” said councillor for Environment, Cleaning, Urban Waste and

Green Zones, Victor Dominguez. The councillor said the Department of Environment has initiated the procedures for the

awarding of the service tender, with the contract running for two years, with an extension of two others, for a tender of approximately €8.5 million.

Hotel summit planned OVER 5,500 visitors passed through Orihuela’s tourism offices during the month of August. Councillor for Tourism Sofia Alvarez (PP) said that 5,578 tourists had used the services available at the three offices in the municipality this year. This number is more

than the figures seen in 2014, highlighting the importance of tourism in the area. As a result, the councillor has announced a summit will take place with the owners of hotel businesses in Orihuela to discuss future plans and projects and how to promote themselves to tour operators.

Abuse of city’s cats AN increase in animal abuse complaints has been recorded in Alicante, particularly against the city’s cat colonies. The Lo Morant Cats Association has provided two videos to the authorities showing aggression against cats which was observed in the Plaza del Mediterraneo which shows a man kicking a cat and in another a woman is trying to catch the animal with a cable or rope. The Humane Society of Alicante has also opened an investigation following the deaths of at least 12 cats.


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Charity walk A CHARITY walk along the Mar Menor is taking place on September 19 from Lo Pagan for the 25km walk, Murcia airport for a 15km walk or Costa Narejos Hotel for 10km. Money raised is for research into Butterfly Skin (EB). For more information call Bernard on 659 751 611.

Food parcels REDOVAN Town Hall has distributed 13,000kg of food among needy families in the municipality and households with an income of less than €1,000 a month.

More flights AIR EUROPA is launching direct flights to Tenerife North from AlicanteElche airport. The weekly route will come into operation from late October.

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DEBRA achieve an historic result for Butterfly Children FREE bandaging materials for those affected by Epidermolysis Bullosa By Gemma Quinn AFTER many years and numerous meetings with representatives of the Public Health System, at both a national and regional level, the Butterfly Children Charity (DEBRA Spain) has managed to get the Ministry of Health and the regional government to agree to finance the bandaging materials necessary for those affected by Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) more commonly known as Butterfly Skin, throughout the whole of Spain. The agreement has now been formalised in a meeting of Inter-Territorial Council of the National Health System at the request of the committee of benefits, insurance and financing. Thanks to the agreement, those affected by Butterfly Skin will be able to go to their local health centre and receive all the materials essential to treat the disease (dressings, bandages, disinfectants and creams) totally for free. EB is a rare disease that creates ex-

EB: 80 per of the body can be affected with wounds. treme fragility of the skin, even the slightest touch causes the skin to blister leading to open wounds. Unfortunately there is no cure, wound care and protecting the body from further lesions are the only treatments available. In the more severe cases up to 80 per cent of the body can be affected with wounds, some

remaining open for months and years. Not having the appropriate materials can aggravate the wounds causing infection and new lesions, sacrificing the survival of those affected. The high financial cost of the materials has normally been the responsibility of the families, adding to the burden of the condition so the agree-

ment with the Spanish government to meet this cost has been hailed “historic” by the DEBRA charity and will help over 1,000 affected families in Spain. The DEBRA charity was founded in 1993 and has been assisting and helping families ever since, providing emotional and medical support to families and carers as well as social services professionals. The charity has two shops locally in La Marina and Doña Pepa and all money raised goes to the charity to help them continue their work and support the DEBRA respite centre in Marbella on the Costa del Sol. Manager of the La Marina shop Mary Chambers said the charity has been celebrating the agreement and recognition of the basic right of the Butterfly Children to receive dressings and bandages needed daily: “It's great news for all EB families in Spain and a great achievement by the charity,” she remarked. For more information on the charity visit www.butterflychildrencharity.com


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Gold for rescue centre supporter GEORGINA MASON competed in the Special Olympics By Gemma Quinn A YOUNG British woman who spends her summers riding at Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre in Rojales has won three gold medals at the Los Angeles Special Olympics World Games. Georgina Maton, 25, was part of Great Britain’s squad of more than 100 athletes with learning disabilities, and competed against 170 other coun-

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tries in the 2015 World Games held in the summer. Georgina, who won gold in Equitation, Dressage and Working Trail, said: “I find lots of things hard and have had some difficult times..., but I understand horses and they don’t judge me.”

GOLDEN GIRL: Georgina riding Dakar in the 2015 World Games in Los Angeles.

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September is Orthostatic Tremor awareness month LITTLE known condition can be debilitating for those who suffer SEPTEMBER is Orthostatic Tremor Awareness Month. Never heard of Orthostatic Tremor (OT)? Most physicians haven’t, let alone the general public. But for the small number of adults who develop OT around midlife, it’s very real, very life limiting and it’s very hard to explain to others. With OT, sufferers can walk quite well at a brisk

pace, but slow down or standstill, and their legs no longer hold them up. Orthostatic Tremor means weight-bearing tremor, a high-speed muscu-

lar tremor that begins the minute one slows down or stands still and makes the legs weak and unsteady. First identified in 1984 by Dr. Kenneth Heilman in the USA, it’s been compared to riding a bicycle: you’re fine when you’re riding along, wobbly when you slow down and unable to stand upright on two wheels. Orthostatic Tremor has

been confused with restless leg syndrome and it’s been called shaky legs syndrome. But mostly it’s been misdiagnosed or not diagnosed at all. In 2000, Gloria Nelson who was newly diagnosed created a website, www.otresource.org with help from her son, to see if there was anyone else out there. She began hearing from others, worldwide, about their experiences with OT and over 900 people have now registered on the site. During the last 15 years, thanks to the website and a core group of people with OT from around the world, money has been raised to help fund research in to the condition. For more information on OT visit www.otresource.org.


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Calling everyone who loves to sing CHANCE to learn a cappella over a weekend By Gemma Quinn THE Spanish Association of Barbershop Singers (SABS) is offering a unique opportunity to singers everywhere to learn a cappella four-part harmony over a weekend in October. International men’s quartet, Reckless, are being flown in from the UK espe-

cially to join in the workshop, offering help and advice. The event runs from October 2 to 4 at the Hotel Costa Narejos in Los Alcazares and it’s not too late to sign up and get your teaching tracks and music; just go to www.sabs.es and click on the Harmony College logo for full information.

Singers of all ages will be really welcome and you can enjoy singing in a men’s, ladies’ and mixed chorus. SABS is keen to spread the joy of learning this art form throughout Spain. “We had a wonderful time last year at this event which is open to everyone who likes to sing,” said SABS President, Lyn Baines. “It’s a great weekend, with a chance to make new friends as you sing together. Yes, it’s quite hard work but such fun as well and, on the closing afternoon, everyone will get a chance to perform to an invited audience of family and friends,” Lyn added. Places are limited and are being snapped up quickly, so register today.


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SUPPORT: Gary from the Supporters Club presents the money to Adam and Lucy.

Bid for personal best times in Italy FUNDRAISING for local swimming duo By Gemma Quinn FUNDRAISING has been in full swing to help local Down Syndrome swimmers Adam and Lucy Stewart compete in Italy. Following a fundraising night at Doolans Bar in Via Park III, the Playa Flamenca Arsenal Sup-

porters Club raised a further €460 by auctioning a signed Arsenal Club shirt. A donation brought it up to €500. This money brings the total to just over €1,200 and will cover the costs of getting Adam and Lucy to the Down Syndrome European Swimming Championships in Loano, Italy, in November.

A CHARITY fashion show and lunch takes place on Saturday September 12 at La Finca de Eduardos, Campoamor. Tickets for the poolside fashion show cost €12.95 and include use of all the facilities including pool and loungers, and lunch on the day. Singer Emily Hullmann will also be performing. A raffle held on the day will increase funds raised which will be donated to the Children’s Home in Elche. A return coach is being offered from Quesada Arches which will be an additional €5 or €6. For last minute reservations or more information, email suein thesun@hotmail.co.uk.


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Three more dates for popular show SMILE Charity Group extends Escape from Butlitz By Community Reporter FOLLOWING such positive responses to the performances of Escape from Butlitz earlier this year, the Smile Charity Group has arranged three further dates for the end of September/early October. The first of these new performances takes place at the Olympia Restaurant in Mil Palmeras on September 30. On October 1

the cast move to the Restaurante Fu in Avenida Baleares 36, Torrevieja and then on October 2 it will be at the Casa Cultura in Benijofar. Funds raised from these performances will go to the group’s three nominated charities: Torrevieja Stroke Support, The Elche Children’s Home and the Benijofar Crisis Fund. Tickets cost €10 for the Olympia and Restaurante

Fu performances, which includes food prior to the show, and €6 for the Casa Cultura, which includes a wine, beer or soft drink per person. Food is not available at this venue, as the performance will be in the recently renovated theatre. Tickets are available from the venues themselves and from the Post Room in Benijofar for the Casa Cultura show, or call 966 712 382.

First anniversary for charity shop ON Saturday, September 12, SAT animal rescue celebrates the first anniversary of the opening of its shop in the Benimar commercial centre. Everyone is welcome to browse the goods and take advantage of the half price sale on offer on

all clothes and shoes, and find out more about the animal charity over drinks and nibbles. The charity shop is also in need of extra volunteers and if anyone can spare a few hours a week, call Sheila on 693 067 577.

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Annual black and white ball WITH just a touch of blue

CHARITY GALA: Monies raised for Elche Children’s Home. THE annual charity Black and White Night is now in its sixth year. This year’s gala is on November 6 at The Club in Quesada and they are asking guests to dress in the usual black and white or combination and to add just a touch of blue. This can be anything from a complete dress for the ladies or

just a blue ribbon or scarf to blue shoes, blue jacket or even blue trousers for the more adventurous gentlemen. PDQ are playing and all money raised goes to the Elche Children’s Home. Tickets cost €15 for a three-course meal and wine. Email sueinthesun@ hotmail.co.uk to reserve your tickets.

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The Royal British Legion visit Viator SPANISH and British work together on parade and remembrance service to honour the war dead FOLLOWING an invitation from the Comandante of the Brigada de la Legion España, the Chairman of the Royal British Legion in Spain, Mr Nigel Hails together with the Parade Marshal, Mr Neil Pavitt and the District Administrator, Mr Christopher Wyatt travelled to Viator in the province of Almería where the Legion is based. They were there to coordinate a joint parade and remembrance service which had been mooted, not only to honour the war dead of both countries, but also to foster a deeper understanding and a cementing of relationships between an active service Spanish Brigade and The Royal British Legion’s mission, values and objectives as presented by its members in Spain. The Royal British Legion representatives were shown every courtesy during their visit, which included a planning meeting for the joint parade and service which takes place on October 21, a visit to the fascinating Brigade Regimental Museum and conversations with various Officers of the Legion España. The Royal British Legion was encouraged by the obvious desire expressed by the Comandante

VIATOR: Included a visit to the museum. for the need for closer cooperation and friendship with those from other countries who have made their home in Spain.

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Space voyage DENMARK: Andreas Mogensen has become the first Dane to travel into space. Last Wednesday, September 2, he took off aboard the Russian spaceship ‘Soyuz’ from Baikonur Cosmodrome for the International Space Station, and docked on Friday, September 4.

Lego mania DENMARK: Lego strengthens its position as a world leader in toys, as their revenue rose to 30 per cent in the first six months of the year. Between January and June, the company earned €622 million.

3 principles FINLAND: The Saunalahti district school, located in Espoo, is considered to be the best school in the world. Its educational system is based on three principles: Interaction and cooperation, learning outside the classroom and by doing.

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Massive ruby for sale EXPECTED to sell for €270,000 LAST sold by auction in 1917, a massive deep pink mounted ruby which is just over 50 carats is expected to sell for £200,000 (€270,000) when it is offered by Bonhams on September 24.

Stranded alone THREE year old Maisie, travelling on a tram with her parents in Nottingham, alighted onto the platform but the doors closed before her parents could join her and the tram moved on. Despite the fact that they explained the situation to the driver she refused to stop and the father had to rush back from the next stop. A spokesman from the company has since apologised.

Back benches FORMER leader of the Labour party, Ed Miliband is reported as having made the decision not to join the shadow cabinet of whoever is the next labour leader. Instead he is ex-

BRITISH PRESS TV hurts education A STUDY of 800 teenagers by researchers from Cambridge University says that for every hour they spend in front of a tv or computer each day their GCSE results will suffer. The study went on to suggest an extra hour of homework daily would help to increase their grades.

pected to move to the back benches and campaign on inequality and environmental issues.

Unboxing craze BRITISH viewers are hooked on watching unboxing videos on YouTube. It’s a simple idea where people are filmed unboxing all number of different items to music. So far there have been one billion views in the UK and one of the most popular video shows Thomas the Tank Engine eggs.

COMPUTER USE: Affects teenagers’ GCSE results.

Teen returns SWEDEN: A teenage boy hought to have gone to fight for the so called Islamic State, has returned to Sweden. This is not an isolated event as it is thought over 150 Swedish residents have been fighting for Isis.

A SCHALKE football supporter was jailed for 18 months for letting off a flare at a match. Smoke from the flare affected eight spectators including a 12-year-old who was treated for smoke inhalation.

Border checks ITALY has agreed to impose new temporary identification checks at Brennero, on the border near Austria, at the request of Germany, in order to slow down the number of refugees entering Bavaria, as Germany has seen over 100,000 refugees and migrants enter in August alone.

THE green lobby group Deutsche Umwelthilfe has proposed a 20 cent levy on throw-away cups sold in Germany. With an estimated 2.8 billion cups used each year, if successful, the levy would raise €560 million for environmental purposes.

Helmut well FORMER chancellor Helmut Schmidt, 96, is reported to have recovered so well from an operation to remove a blood clot in his leg that he is due to be released from hospital within a matter of days. YFKE STURM: Is a top Dutch model.

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Norwegian up NORWAY: Norwegian air carried over 2.56 million passengers in August, which is 9 per cent more than the same time last year. Long-distance air traffic, especially from Europe and the UK, contributed to this positive rise in numbers.

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Model injured in accident ITALIAN coast guard are now investigating TOP Dutch model Yfke Sturm, age 33, has sustained serious injuries after being run over by a motorised surfboard. The Italian coast guard are now investigating the accident, which has left the top model with a fractured skull and several broken vertebra in her spine.

Unclaimed riches TRANSLINK, the company that runs the public transport smart card scheme have made millions of Euros

DUTCH PRESS from expired cards. Cards expire every five years and new ones cost €7.50. So far €20 million have gone unclaimed.

Mortgage market ACCORDING to IG&H consultancy

research, alternative mortgage providers are on the rise and have captured a total 10 per cent of the Dutch market. The Dutch mortgage system appeals to investors, especially from abroad.

No to taps TELECOMS firms have slammed plans by the Dutch government to allow security services greater surveillance powers, including phone tapping and monitoring internet use.

GERMAN volunteers of Facebook group ‘Berlin Refugee Help’ have launched an online phrasebook to help refugees cope with life in Germany. Nearly 200 phrases have been translated into 30 languages and they hope to make it free of charge soon.

Mama Merkel DESPITE being condemned by many with regards to the Greek financial crisis, Angela Merkel has been called ‘Mama Merkel, Mother of the Outcasts,’ and a Ghanaian woman who arrived in Germany last year has now named her daughter after the German chancellor.


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Swimming gold DUO got a total score of 98,200

CHAMPIONS: Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romanshina.

NATALIA ISHCHENKO and Svetlana Romanshina took home gold for Russia in the final of the International Swimming Federation World Championships in Kazan. The Russian duo got a total score of 98,200 which netted them the victory against Chinese swimmers Xuechen Huang and Wenyan Sun.

Return items THE United Nations consider that Russia should compensate Holland as they failed to fulfil Sea Laws when capturing Greenpeace’s ‘Artic Sunrise’ ship in 2013. Moscow is to return all items confiscated from the ‘ship and pay financial compensation with interest to Holland for the problems caused.

Case closed RUSSIA has declared their disinterest in finding out what happened to the aircraft MH17, the plane shot down above Ukraine. A vote to create an international body to further investigate the disaster ended with a refusal to go any further.

Counted out THE International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has excluded Russia from every international competition this year. The penalty is largely due to the

Historic bomb THE AN602 Bomb, aka Tsar Bomba, the world’s most powerful atomic bomb, is on exhibition in Russia for the first time ever in history. One of the guides of the exhibition said, “this bomb is considered the most important factor in getting countries with nuclear weapons to settle for peace.”

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scandals the Russian Basketball Federation has been a part of in the last few months.

Skeleton found A GROUP of Russian archaeologists have found the skeleton of a woman that lived in the Ural Mountains around II B.C. The skeleton had an oversized head that has been compared with that of an alien, but experts explain it was common practise by nomads in the area to stretch their children’s heads to symbolise a higher social status.

Tap closed HEAD of Russian Gas Company Gazprom, Alexei Miller, said that “The gas supply to Ukraine is currently closed as it has not paid for July’s gas supply. Gazprom will not sell gas to Ukraine if they don’t pay in advance.”

Dance auctioned A DANCE with actress Pamela Anderson was auctioned last Thursday, September 4, in Russia to raise funds to fight poaching and illegal wildlife trade. Bidding started off at €6,635 according to the Pamela Anderson Foundation website.

Special guest RUSSIA’S own Vladimir Putin was declared the guest of honour at the Peking Victory Parade. The 70th anniversary marking the end of the WWII, brought Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping closer, but experts say that China and Russia have a tough time ahead in political and financial matters.

Power bridge AS confirmed by Russian company Inter RAO, the Russia-Japan power bridge could cost seven billion dollars and transmit up to 20 billion kilowatts/hours a year.

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IN a statement made by budget airline easyJet, it announced that profits for 2015 were forecast to rise by up to 10 per cent above the original forecast of between £620 million (€843 million) and £660 million (€900 million).

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It further revealed that for the second consecutive month, August figures showed that the airline had carried over seven million passengers. The value of shares in the company has risen by 30 per cent in the past year valuing it at £6.6 billion (€8.9 billion).

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Electricity bills increase CONSUMER group FACUA has released a report stating that electricity bills have increased on average by 10 per cent (€7.16 per month) and criticises governmental rules concerning permitted tariffs.

NISSAN JUKE: Will be built at Sunderland factory.

Japanese firm’s huge investment JAPANESE car manufacturer Nissan announced on September 3 that it will invest a further £100 million in its UK factory in order to build the new Juke model. This investment will not only safeguard over 6,000 jobs at the Sunderland factory, which produces the current Juke, Qashqai, Note and electric Leaf models but should also

secure some 27,000 jobs in suppliers businesses. Chancellor George Osborne welcomed the ‘fantastic news’ that was ‘an important sign of Britain being chosen as a global leader in car production’. Nissan has indicated that this is already the biggest car plant within the UK having manufactured 500,000 cars in 2014.

Extra charge LUFTHANSA has announced that effective from September 2, it will charge an additional €16 per ticket sold by any third party such as a travel agent. All parts of the Lufthansa Group will levy this charge with the exception of Germanwings.

Approved sale ROYAL Dutch Shell has had its £47 billion (€64 billion) takeover of British Gas approved by the EU which does not see that the merger of the two companies gives Shell a particular advantage in the market.

Unemployment increases AUGUST saw the overall loss of 134,000 jobs in Spain and the number of unemployed people increased by 21,679, which was almost three times that of the previous year. Overall the number of registered unemployed is still over four million, of which about half receive an average payment from the state of €770 per

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The strong pound against the euro appears to have been a major factor in travellers dropping the concept of the ‘staycation’ and the main targets have been Alicante, Barcelona, Faro, Malaga and Palma with an overall load factor of 94.4 per cent, which is a group record.

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% CHG. 0.16 1.38 0.20 1.03 0.50 0.10 0.47 0.20 0.48 0.81 0.26 -0.16 3.02 0.14 1.00 0.11 0.35 0.67 0.72 -0.28 0.65 -0.09 -0.24 1.02 0.46 0.88 -0.84 0.36 0.58 0.37 0.10 0.61 0.56 -1.51 1.18 -1.67 1.54 0.47 -0.25 0.00 0.25 0.77 0.74 2.04 1.17 -0.08 0.47 0.41 1.06

NET VOL 699.33 11,174.88 58,949.06 478.63 1,443.94 1,297.05 836.72 982.00 4,405.89 3,580.39 321.97 6,732.35 2,555.55 639.19 2,568.49 283.89 472.80 1,518.22 3,883.08 2,534.69 5,349.14 3,150.01 1,602.76 4,133.09 1,754.38 866.10 3,273.52 258.58 395.79 442.91 1,347.34 1,163.88 361.59 801.68 1,561.05 6,234.62 2,572.28 1,418.50 5,350.18 20,895.03 442.91 530.14 1,087.92 1,790.04 19,477.34 525.75 272.91 221.52 2,443.67

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PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE VOLUME 139.84 -1.90 -1.34% 3.2M 74.08 -1.18 -1.57% 5.1M 109.27 -1.10 -1.00% 50.0M 129.76 -1.26 -0.96% 3.7M 73.10 -1.35 -1.81% 12.0M 76.67 -1.59 -2.03% 11.2M 25.52 -0.38 -1.47% 26.9M 38.52 -0.64 -1.63% 15.5M 100.97 -1.02 -1.00% 9.2M 48.60 -1.96 -3.88% 8.8M 72.46 -1.33 -1.80% 14.9M 24.00 -0.51 -2.08% 35.6M 180.38 -4.68 -2.53% 4.3M 114.42 -2.18 -1.87% 5.8M 143.70 -3.08 -2.10% 4.2M 28.52 -0.56 -1.93% 29.1M 91.31 -1.33 -1.44% 11.0M 61.50 -1.18 -1.88% 20.2M 94.85 -1.16 -1.21% 4.4M 51.59 -1.06 -2.01% 14.5M 42.61 -0.89 -2.05% 37.1M 109.69 -1.16 -1.05% 3.6M 31.37 -0.52 -1.63% 22.6M 68.76 -1.17 -1.67% 11.5M 97.76 -1.61 -1.62% 1.9M 90.68 -1.23 -1.34% 4.6M 112.36 -1.63 -1.43% 3.4M 44.82 -0.90 -1.97% 16.0M 69.16 -1.24 -1.76% 9.5M 63.89 -0.97 -1.50% 9.2M

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Most Advanced KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Daily 2X VIX ST ETN Velocityshares Presbia PLC Trevena, Inc. Intersections, Inc. Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. Carbylan Therapeutics, Inc. VIX Short-Term ETN Velocityshares Qumu Corporation Flexion Therapeutics, Inc.

$ 4.01 $ 16.98 $ 7.35 $ 10.76 $ 2.14 $ 7.14 $ 3.26 $ 5.34 $ 39.55 $ 5.10 $ 27.29

0.98 ▲ 32.34% 2.05 ▲ 13.73% 0.78 ▲ 11.87% 0.87 ▲ 8.80% 0.17 ▲ 8.63% 0.56 ▲ 8.51% 0.24 ▲ 7.95% 0.35 ▲ 7.01% 2.58 ▲ 6.98% 0.31 ▲ 6.47% 1.65 ▲ 6.44%

$ 5.85 $ 4.02 $ 10.04 $ 16.38 $ 7.05 $ 22.75 $ 8.63 $ 22.81 $ 8.00 $ 13.62 $ 8.31

0.68 ▼ 10.41% 0.36 ▼ 8.22% 0.84 ▼ 7.72% 1.36 ▼ 7.67% 0.57 ▼ 7.48% 1.78 ▼ 7.26% 0.63 ▼ 6.80% 1.60 ▼ 6.55% 0.54 ▼ 6.32% 0.89 ▼ 6.13% 0.5128 ▼ 5.81%

Most Declined UTi Worldwide Inc. Bellerophon Therapeutics, Inc. Dynamic Materials Corporation Geospace Technologies Corporation Fifth Street Asset Management Inc. Daily Inverse VIX ST ETN Velocityshares Communications Systems, Inc. JD.com, Inc. Ambac Financial Group, Inc. CSI Compressco LP VisionChina Media, Inc.


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PRIME MINISTER David Cameron announced on Tuesday September 1 that he intends to introduce significant fines for companies that do not pay the national living wage. For those who may be confused, the phrase national living wage was dropped into George Osborne’s July budget and is taken to have replaced the previous minimum wage. The new base for the national wage for those over 25 will increase to £7.20 (€9.80) per hour from April of next year with an undertaking that it will, by 2020, rise to £9 (€12.25). The wages for those under 25 continues to be slightly less but will also rise next year. “The national living wage will only work if it is properly enforced,” David Cameron said in an article for The Times newspaper. “Businesses are responsible for making that happen, and today I’m

Company profits increase A REPORT published by the National Statistics Institute has shown a continued growth of company profits since the beginning of the recession. During the second quarter of this year the gross earning of Spanish companies was €119.88 billion, down only by 1.8 per cent when compared to the same quarter of 2008. Part of the reason can be explained by the fact that the cost of wages have actually dropped over the same period by around 8 per cent to €130.73 billion for the quarter. An increase in consumer confidence has seen strong performances from retail outlets such as El Corte Ingles and Lefties which is part of the Zara group.

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Bosses who don’t pay the National Living Wage will be penalised

DAVID CAMERON: Underpay staff and you will pay the price.

744,000 people were employed on zero-hour contracts in the second quarter of 2015

announcing how we will make sure they do.” Fines for non-payment will double, opening up employers to a penalty of 200 per cent of unpaid wages up to a maximum of £20,000 (€27,000), The Times said and those responsible could face disqualification as company directors for up to 15 years. “To unscrupulous employers who think they can get labour on the cheap, the message is clear: underpay your staff, and you will pay the price,” Cameron said.

Ironically the following day, the Office for National Statistics said it estimated 744,000 people, equivalent to 2.4 per cent of Britain’s workforce, were employed on zerohour contracts in the second quarter of 2015, compared with 624,000 in the same quarter of 2014. Supporters of these contracts say they offer flexibility to both employers and staff and that people on them find them to be very useful but trade unions believe that not only do they cause instability and uncertainty within the workforce, they also make it hard for workers to rent property, borrow money, or even to be eligible for sick pay. According to the ONS, women, full-time students and older people are more likely to work on zerohour contracts and up to 40 per cent of people on zero-hour contracts reported that they wanted to work more hours.

Quality pays dividends Talking shop Mike Walsh Mike Walsh was for 20 years Regional Assessment Manager for the Guild of Master Craftsmen, Britain’s biggest quality assurance body for businesses.

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NEW YORK’S Carnegie Hall is a theatre and a half. Like the city’s old Grand Central Station it was built to impress. I recall the Irish folk group telling their audience of their childhood experiences when carol singing. “The other children would rush through their songs as quickly as possible so they could cover more doors and collect extra money. We sang our songs slowly, deliberately and with feeling. We never made much money,” Tom Clancy quipped. “But we did end up at Carnegie Hall.” I was reminded of this when, after my dental bridge fell out, the dentist glued it back in faster than I can brush my teeth and then palmed €95. You guessed it; the bridge wiggled and fell out within weeks. Explaining my dilemma to an alternative dentist, el maestro diligently applied himself to the inside of my maws for at least 20 minutes. Suc-

CARNEGIE HALL: Was built to impress. cess, I am so happy. We can all learn from such stories. Forget the money; focus instead on getting the job right and any lost money will double when it finds its way back into your till. During 20 years of business doctoring I picked up many tips. The best and most memorable was; “Always exceed your customer’s expectations and you will never again

need to advertise.” This raises another point, that of advertising. The reason there are so many different forms of advertising is because they all work. The trick is to select the advertising medium that best suits your needs. Newspaper advertising, hard copy or online, will always be king. It simply ticks more boxes. A close contender is word of

mouth. It is a good idea to hand a few business cards to your client as you are about to go on your way. Press a few business cards into your client’s hand. “Feel free to call me in the unlikely event of a problem. I have left a couple more that you might pass on to friends who might welcome your recommendation.” This small gesture will be both appreciated and profitable.


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Your personality may be in the hot seat when applying for a bank loan Loose change Jane Plunkett A look at finance for females IN the music movie ‘Once’ the main characters bring a recording of a song they wrote into a bank manager’s office in an effort to woo him into giving them a loan for a studio recording session. More traditionally, however, those seeking credit tend to put on some respectable-looking clothes and just smile politely at the bank manager in the hope of securing a mortgage, a car loan or other credit. But all this may be about to change. A smart blouse or tie may no longer cut it when it comes to scoring some extra cash. Banks are now looking at getting customers to do a personality test if they want to borrow money. According to a new report from the UK, some banks are in the trial process of introducing ‘psychometric tests’ to better calcu-

PERSONALITY TESTS: Are already commonly used in the workplace. late the chances of borrowers failing to pay back a loan. As well as the regular routine credit checks, it looks like applicants in the

near future will also be told to answer a series of questions to examine their attitudes toward others, sense of honesty, integrity and

general beliefs about society. Sample type statement questions that you’ll need to give a rating to if seeking a loan in the next few years may include: - My goals in life are clear. - If people are rude I shrug it off. - I can work even when things are disorganised. - I prefer working in a stable rather than flexible environment. - It’s better to get the job done than aim for perfection. Apparently, the answers given to such statement questions are fed into a special computer programme, which then analyses just how trustworthy, or otherwise, a customer might seem to be. Depending on how well one does on this test could then influence whether a loan is given or not! These types of tests are already commonly used in the workplace. Human resources often use them when hiring staff to assess their potential weaknesses and strengths, but now your bank wants to delve deeper into your personality too!


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We could be importing a Trojan horse IF Jihadists invaded UK shores, where would migrants’ allegiances lie? LEAPY LEE SAYS IT

OTHERS THINK IT AN interesting reaction by the Spanish police in Gandia last week. After arresting a woman for allegedly trying to recruit other females to fight for ISIS, they cuffed her and paraded her down the street fully burka’d up. Personally I think they should have kept going all the way to the airport and shoved her on a plane to Syria. With a bit of luck she’d have been ‘martyred’ in a week. The problem I have with all this migrant business is that the majority of those wishing to cross into European countries are mainly pretty fit and able-looking young men; presumably running away from the various battles that plague their countries. I’m sure if the UK was being overrun by alien forces, most of the true Brit young men would be fighting to the death to preserve it. Fighting on the beaches, in the hills and so forth. Not so this lot, it seems.

DISASTROUS MISTAKE: Will Jihadists land in the shadow of the White Cliffs? I wonder, if we do let them all in (which in my opinion would be a disastrous mistake), and one day we find the Jihadists landing in the shadow of the White Cliffs

of Dover, would they all then fight for the country that gave them sanctuary? Somehow I doubt it. Faced with the murderers who terrified them in the first place, I for

one am pretty certain where their allegiances would finish up. Along with the undoubted scores of ‘sleepers’ and Muslim extremists already entrenched in our towns and cities, we could easily be importing a Trojan horse; the contents of which could one day rip the UK apart. I do of course feel considerable compassion for the poor little waif washed up on the beach and to me the answer is simple; only allow families to enter the UK. Wives, husbands and children. These are the ones who truly need the extended hand of our compassion. I also see they also recently arrested another woman and family just before she managed to cross into Syria. Apparently they’re shipping them all back to the UK. Oh good! Yet another bunch of disgruntled potential terrorists walking the streets of the UK. I dunno, sometimes I really do despair of it all. Keep the faith Love Leapy leapylee2002@gmail.com

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Reforms to the Rental Act 8. It is highly recommended that the tenant registers the lease in the ‘Registro de la Propiedad’, which will guarantee the duration agreed upon in the contract, from a legal standpoint. 9. This registration of the property at the ‘Registro de la Propiedad’ can be cancelled easily, when a contract is settled extrajudicially. It is highly recommended that the landlord includes in the contract “termination of contract due to non-payment and immediate return of the property to the landlord”. To conclude, the rental market in Spain has been residual in respect to the buying market, and what this reform aims to do is increase the amount of rentals and encourage lower prices. We recommend that any rental contract should be drawn up or reviewed by a lawyer.

THE New Rental Act (Ley 4/2013) for the development of the rental property market in Spain: Landlord and Tenants’ rights and obligations. Practical information for consumers. How does the new law affect us? This new reform of rental legislations aims to: 1. Increase the amount of rental properties. 2. Increase the amount of people interested in renting. 3. Adapt prices and rentals to make renting a property more appealing. Basically, it encourages and promotes renting as an appealing option to meet people’s housing needs. However, the new rules will only apply to leases that are signed after the new law comes into effect. Any leases that were made before this new regulation will not be subject to change, unless both parties agree and sign according to the new legal provisions. In what situations does the new rule apply? 1. Not included in the new law are short-term holiday rental properties. This means that temporary residential or commercial leases must follow the regulations of each different province. 2. It provides new possibilities for mediation and arbitration if disputes arise. 3. It provides the opportunity for both parties to

ADVICE: Rental contracts should be drawn up or reviewed by a lawyer. use an agreed email address for notifications. 4. In terms of contract duration; the contract will be freely agreed by the parties, and if this period is under three years, on the day of expiry of the contract, it is mandatory for it to be extended in oneyear periods until the lease reaches a minimum of three years. 5. Enforced extension of any contract can be denied on grounds of necessity, without the need of

it being specified in the contract, after the first year of the contract and with a two-month notice period. 6. Withdrawal from the contract: the tenant may cancel the contract after a period of six months, giving the landlord at least 30 days’ notice in advance, and without compensation. 7. Changes can be made in the amount to be charged for the rental.

This article is for information purposes only and we recommend a proper legal consultation on your rights and legal requirements as a landlord or tenant. For more information go to www.pellicerheredia.com and watch our videos at Pellicer Heredia TV or listen to our Question and Answer Radio Legal interview to learn more about the facts. You can contact our Law Firm at 965 480 737 or email info@pellicerheredia.com


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THERE appears to be a shocking lack of mainstream media control and accountability Mike Walsh Mike, based in Mediterranean Spain, is an international journalist, author and professional writer.

THE job of newspapers is to keep us informed. Tradition has it that they also provide space for readers’ letters and comment by columnists. Both are free spirits whose views don’t necessarily reflect editorial opinion. The system works. A trend has been for journalists, supposedly working to a code of ethics, to air their prejudices or nudge-nudge wink-wink connections to spin news stories. For this reason mainstream news often finds that they are the news. An example was when the Daily Mail carried a dramatic feature of a Russian naval exercise. Their image depicted seaborne assault forces landing on the beaches of Mordovia. This was claimed to be practice for an invasion of the Baltic States. Slight problem? Mordovia is landlocked and situated 1,800 km from the nearest sea. Associated Press carried a four column feature on the Chinese threat to Western interests. The headline reads:

JOURNALISTS: Air their prejudices to spin news stories.

‘China may be using the sea to hide its submarines.’ One reader, Sean Seamus says, “I bet the sneaky buggers are hiding their mines underground too.” Sebastian Ronin writes: “and hiding their jets in the skies I bet.’ British mainstream went ballistic, if you will excuse the expression. A Russian submarine, perfectly legitimately, recently bunkered at Ceuta, the Spanish enclave on the Moroccan coast. One national newspaper placed Ceuta near Mexico; sigh. The visit by the electric-diesel powered Kilo Class Russian submarine was one of many such visits by Russian and other such ships. But, why allow facts to get in the way of a good story. There appears to be a shocking lack of mainstream media control and accountability: US Vice-President Joe Biden told a CBS TV audience: “When the stock market crashed, Franklin D Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the princes of greed, he said, ‘look, here’s what happened.’ I have a problem with this: there were no TVs in 1929 and Herbert Hoover was the U.S. President. Joe Biden could soon be running America. You don’t have a problem with that? You will, my friends, you will.

Something for the weekend? HUNDREDS of children would converge on the cinema every Saturday morning Colin Bird A weekly look Each week, Colin brings his slightly off-thewall view of the world to the pages of EWN in his own irreverent style.

I WAS reminded this week of a huge presence in the lives of many kids in the 50’s - Saturday Morning Pictures. The cinema that served the south of Reading where I was brought up, was the grandly named Savoy and hundreds of kids would converge on the place every Saturday morning clutching their sixpence ticket money and another tanner to spend on sweets. Our harassed mums were glad to get shot of us for a few hours while they got on with their housework or shopping. The noise inside the cinema was unbelievable. Kids hollered at each other across the aisles and sweet wrappers, paper planes, and articles of clothing flew across the auditorium. The beleaguered stewards had an impossible task to keep things in order before the programme started. It must have been like dealing with a prison riot.

FLASH GORDON: The hero of Saturday morning pictures.

The Battle of Britain.

Have we learnt anything in 75 years? WE talk of the Battle of Britain spirit and rejoice in the strength of character of the British people, in and out of uniform during those terrible days. Then, we believed in our politicians, and even though there was a huge amount of censorship, generally people understood the need when facing the rapacious Nazi war machine. Churchill had been warning the country for years about the danger of Hitler and Mussolini, but the appeasers had taken little notice and like the French, had not given priority to their military forces and were to a great extent caught in a trap of their own making. When he became Prime Minister in the spring of 1940, he had to try to resolve a difficult situation, which was made worse by the losses at Dunkirk. Despite this, the British people rallied around its leaders including the Royal Family and took every mishap stoically. Although we are not facing anything like the same volume of attack, there is no doubt that we are all in danger from extremists in today’s world, and possible economic turmoil due to events in Syria and those unfortunates who have been forced to flee for their lives with so little. Sadly, the current crop of politicians is unlikely to engender the same spirit of unity that abounded in 1940.

Finally at the appointed time, the lights dimmed, the curtains opened and the words of our ABC Minors club song appeared on the screen which we noisily dispatched well ahead of the music, anxious to get on with the films. Our heroes were Flash Gordon - who got around in a spaceship powered by a sparkler Tom Mix; Superman; Dick Tracey; Tom; Laurel and Hardy, Marvel Man and many others. Opposite the Savoy was Lester’s the barbers and it was often a good idea to kill two birds with one stone on a Saturday when there would always be a lengthy queue of small boys waiting for haircuts, all with the same strict instruction from their mums - short back and sides! Mr Cooper, one of the three resident barbers, always had a cigarette dangling from his lips as he terrorised his way through a multitude of youthful locks. He might as well have been using a Now we strimmer for all the finesse he poswant to sessed, and after each session he would hear your views. ask me the same question to the amusement of his colleagues. YOUR PAPER - YOUR VOICE ‘Something for the weekend - YOUR OPINION sir?’ It was a year or two more bewww.euroweeklynews.com fore I understood what that meant.


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Spare glasses rule AS part of this series, we answer some common driving questions, kindly provided by members of the Guardia Civil based in Torrevieja, Costa Blanca, who set up the N332 website and Facebook page to help break down barriers. IT may not seem a major driving issue, but a commonly asked question on the N332 website is: “Do I need to carry a spare pair of glasses in my car?” The law regarding drivers with glasses to always carry a spare pair has been modified and last December a document was published by the DGT called ‘Consejos y Normas de Seguridad’ to give drivers some advice during their travels. In point 5.4 you can read the following: ‘Si utiliza gafas graduadas es aconsejable (ADVISABLE) llevar unas de repuesto’ (If you use prescription glasses, it is advisable to carry a spare pair.) So it is not compulsory to carry a spare pair in your car, but remember that you must wear glasses if you need them, all the time. Therefore, you cannot be fined for not carrying a spare pair of glasses, but you could be

fined if your glasses are broken and you are driving without them, which is why the DGT says it is advisable to carry a spare pair. End of summer road campaigns Last weekend saw the end of the summer road campaigns with ‘Retorno del verano’ marking the start of travellers returning from their holiday destinations along the coast. Running from last Friday at 3pm to midnight on Sunday, the authorities reported an expected 5.9 million vehicle movements during the weekend. To ensure the safe flow of movement, 10,000 traffic officers from the Guardia Civil were on duty supported by an army of engineers, technicians and traffic management staff throughout the country.

GLASSES: Better to carry a spare pair.

For more news and articles visit www.n332.es or search N332 on Facebook.

Can I drive a car that I don’t own? IN your article of August 27 you stated that an official Spanish resident was not permitted to own and operate a UK-plated car in Spain. My question is: Can I legally drive a UK-plated car not Yes, an official resident of Spain may legally drive a foreign-registered car on Spanish roads, as long as he does not own the vehicle. Let’s suppose that your cousin from the UK is spending the summer with you in Spain. Sometimes you use his car to run errands. This is perfectly legal. You should keep a signed note of permission from the owner in the car.

owned by me? This car would be legal to drive in the UK, with up-to-date MOT and insurance.

David Searl You and the Law in Spain

You should keep a signed note of permission from the owner of the car.

S H (Costa Blanca) If you have a plan to use the UK car in Spain for long periods there are two points to keep in mind. First, the owner of the UK car cannot stay in Spain more than six months in a calendar year. Second, many UK insurance companies place a time limit on how long the insured car can be outside the UK. They may also check the driver using the car is registered on the policy.

Send your questions for David Searl through lawyers Ubeda-Retana & Associates in Fuengirola at Ask@lawtaxspain.com, or call 952 667 090.

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May I see the third room first, please? THIRD-TIME lucky at hotel check-in Mike Senker

In my opinion Views of a Grumpy Old Man SO you have just finished a long, tiresome journey and all you want to do is check into your hotel and chill for a bit. You get to check-in and give them your passport, credit card, booking reference, car number (I usually make that bit up as it’s a hire car and I can’t be bothered to go check it). You then start the hike to your room, which is usually as far from Reception as can be. You open the door and there it is - the smallest room you have ever seen and a view of the air-conditioning units on the car park roof. This is where the fun begins! It’s 3 o’clock, it’s check-in time so you know it’s not because you are late. Off I go back to Reception. “Sorry that room is not for me, do you have another please?” I enquire. “Let me

look ….err, erm, let me check if they have been serviced,” replies the receptionist. Yes, sir, we can move you... there is a choice. Would you like to see them?” he asks. “Yes, please,” I reply and off we go with Sherpa Tensing leading the way on our trek. Room 2 is a bit better. I do the catswinging test and it fails although I can see a glimmer of daylight through the unopenable windows. BTW, what’s that all about? “May I see the other one, please?” I ask. And off we go again a few floors higher and there it is. The Room! The room that was being saved for whom? I don’t know. But now it’s mine. It has a view, it is spacious with a nice big double bed, not two singles hooked together. “Thank you, this will do nicely. But please tell me, why didn’t I get this room to begin with?” I say. Spotty youth shrugs and says he doesn’t know. If anyone does, know please enlighten me. So, people, when you check into a hotel in the future I give you permission to use my line: “May I see the third room first, please?”


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Forget New Year - September’s the time to make that fresh start! A TIME of fresh starts, self-evaluation and, for travel operators, the inevitable post-holiday complaints! Nora Johnson

Breaking Views Nora is the author of popular psychological suspense and crime thrillers and a freelance journalist. To comment on any of the issues raised in her column, go to www.euroweeklynews.com/3.0.15/nora-johnson

EVER felt that September is the true start of the New Year - and not January? The time when, after the long summer break, kids return to school and adults to work. So much so that, when I still lived and worked in the UK, I used to think of the day after the August Bank Holiday weekend as ‘back to school for adults.’ September always felt like a new start because of the change in routine (at least if you were in school or had kids in school). A time of fresh starts, self-evaluation and, for travel operators, the inevitable post-holiday complaints. Like some of the following that do nothing to dispel

HAPPY HOLIDAYS: Some people do nothing but complain.

Complaints from British tourists about Spain are particularly telling.

the cliché that we Brits are a nation of whingers! One woman on a Celebrity Cruise ship demanded a full refund because she didn’t see any celebrities on

board and said the company was guilty of ‘false advertising’ due to the lack of stars. For another on a Mediterranean cruise, the sea was too loud and the cabins should be ‘better sound-proofed against the noise of the sea.’ Complaints from British tourists about Spain are particularly telling. For some, there are ‘too many Spanish people.’ ‘The receptionist speaks Spanish; the food’s Spanish.’ ‘The street signs weren’t in English. How can anyone get around?’ ‘There are too many foreigners.’ ‘We bought ‘Ray-Ban’ sunglasses for €5 from a looky looky man, but they were fake.’ Others complained their holidays were spoiled because ‘the beach was too sandy’ and ‘no-one told us there’d be fish in the sea; the children were startled.’ ‘It should be explained in brochures that the local

store doesn’t sell proper biscuits like custard creams or ginger nuts and local shopkeepers shouldn’t be lazy and close in the afternoons because I often needed to buy things during ‘siesta’ time.’ ‘Topless sunbathing should be banned!’ for one angry wife whose ‘holiday was ruined my husband spent all day ogling women.’ Good grief! What’s up with these guys? I’d be more than happy to wait for shops to open late for some regional pastries to eat on that sandy beach. Because it would mean I WAS having a holiday! (Handsome hunks, an extra bonus!) Nora Johnson’s thrillers ‘Landscape of Lies,’ ‘Retribution,’ ‘Soul Stealer,’ ‘The De Clerambault Code’ (www.nora-johnson.com) available from Amazon in paperback/eBook (€0.89;£0.79) and iBookstore. Profits to Cudeca.


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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.

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49

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Saturday September 05

Friday September 04

Saturday September 05

Sunday September 06

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22 38

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THUNDERBALL

BONUS BALL

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40

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10

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21

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46

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29

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20 45

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SUNNY MAX 28C, MIN 21C

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LEO (July 24 - August 23) Many happy moments will keep you on your toes. With warming wishes in the wind, and a charming touch of luck, don't panic if certain events don't match up to your high standards. Just be Leoproud that you've got what it takes to make things tick. Unfortunately you can't afford to assume that everything will run to time.

TAURUS (April 21 - May 21) There will be enough hurly-burly to cope with at work, let alone elsewhere, so don't even think about doing everything single-handedly. Cooking, hosting and being all things to everyone shouldn't be your version of the perfect week. Teamwork is the way forward, so take the lead and be

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CANCER (June 22 - July 23) Good news should come your way this week. Regardless of how you mark it, you'll be surrounded by caring hearts. Sunday is one of two this year associated with journeys, homely connections and good fortune. Despite some workaday hassles your efforts will be well starred.

ARIES (March 21 - April 20) As you top up your spirits with some extra ideas, don't be surprised if a couple of items drop out of sight. If you seriously want to minimise niggles and hassles, then ask friends or relatives to lend a hand. It's a great week for togetherness, so ensure that you celebrate in style.

PISCES (February 20 - March 20) You will be ready and waiting for whatever you've organised. Then, without warning, you could have to backtrack or make other plans - you might even encounter some

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 D) and there must be AT LEAST ONE NINE LETTER WORD. Plurals, vulgarities or proper nouns are not allowed.

GEMINI (May 22 - June 21) The more you can offload, the happier you'll be. As you attract kindred spirits, you'll be able to look forward to the weekend whirl with family and friends. In the lead-up to the weekend, try to be patient with those who seem to be pulled in other directions. The weekend sets the scene for a useful exchange of ideas.

undeserved criticism. But no matter what happens, the weekend will definitely make up for any workaday muddles. Meanwhile, if you're a mixer and mingler, you'll be swept off your feet.

AQUARIUS (January 21 - February 19) With so much to think about, will it really be a wonder if something or someone gets left out? It's not just the glitz that's inspiring the action, but certain thankless tasks which are bound to crop up. Whatever the planets get up to, there'll be no stopping Friday and Saturday's enchanting delights.

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TORREVIEJA

TORREVIEJA

sure that everyone gets happily involved.

(August 24 - September 23)

LOTTERY

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 - December 21) Whatever your plans, or however you intend to enjoy the weekend, there'll be laughter, fun and plenty of action. Refuse to be distracted or upset by any of Monday or Wednesday's twists and turns.

Good: 18

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THIRD TIME LUCKY 1. After Yuri Gagarin and Alan Shepard, who, in July 1961, was the third man to travel in space? 2. In which decade was third class travel abolished on British Railways? 3. Now That We’ve Found Love, Cool Meditation and Dancing On The Floor (Hooked On Love) were all UK Top 20 hit singles by which Jamaican reggae band? 4. Rising to a height of 8,598 metres (28,209 feet), which mountain in the Himalayas on the border between Nepal and Sikkim, is the world’s third-highest mountain? 5. Which actress was the third wife of Frank Sinatra, who he married in Las Vegas in July 1966? 6. Which American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, was the third president of the United States? 7. Which famous actor starred as Harry Lime in the 1949 film version of The Third Man? 8. Which is the third book of the Old Testament of the Bible? 9. Which Scottish city was home to Third Lanark Athletic Football Club for 95 years from 1872 until it went into liquidation in 1967? 10. Who wrote and directed the 1977 science fiction film Close Encounters of the Third Kind? 1. Virgil Ivan GUS GRISSOM, 2. 1950s (June 3, 1956), 3. THIRD WORLD, 4. KANGCHENJUNGA, 5. MIA FARROW, 6. THOMAS JEFFERSON, 7. ORSON WELLES, 8. LEVITICUS, 9. GLASGOW, 10. STEVEN SPIELBERG

SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22) On a personal and financial level, wait for further developments before you reach or activate any important decisions. As you draw near the final phase of this year, the best results will come from spending as much time as possible with loved ones, or those who're on your creative wavelength.

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You won’t avoid the occasional mishap, but if you’re tactful on Tuesday and chill out on Wednesday, the lead-up to the weekend’s partying will see you go after whatever you want. Personal and financial discussions will remind you that life is what you make it. Just ride life’s waves with confidence.

VIRGO

LIBRA (September 24 - October 23) This week’s change of planetary powers will allow you to find exactly what you're looking for, especially if you're shopping for bargains. Happily, everything is coming together, so don't let everyday niggles spoil your longterm plans.

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Quick Across 1 Disperses, scatters or distributes over a given area (7) 5 Hold very tightly, as not to fall off (5) 8 Additional (7) 9 Worth (5) 10 Overly eager speed (5) 11 Outer edges of something (7) 12 Consecrated (6) 14 Removes from memory or existence (6) 17 Arrives at (7) 19 Distinctive odour that is pleasant (5) 22 Completely unclothed (5) 23 At a previous time (7) 24 Contesting groups (5) 25 Causes to feel happy and satisfied (7) Down 1 Break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over (5) 2 Public acts of violence by unruly mobs (5) 3 Gain with effort (7) 4 Low, woody perennial plants (6)

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LAST WEEK’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC Across: 1 Resided, 5 Cured, 8 Shone, 9 Startle, 10 Lamb, 11 Retreats, 13 Sabres, 15 Natter, 18 Parmesan, 19 Cast, 22 Primate, 23 Apron, 24 Large, 25 Overdue.

Down: 1 Results, 2 Storm, 3 Diet, 4 Dishes, 5 Chairman, 6 Retract, 7 Dress, 12 Delegate, 14 Barrier, 16 Retinue, 17 Gazebo, 18 Pupil, 20 Acrid, 21 Dale

QUICK Across:

5 Lid (5) 6 Instance of a disease or poor health (7) 7 Solves by correct conjectures (7) 12 Causes to become smaller (7) 13 Broken into coarse pieces (7)

English - Spanish

15 Hold back (7) 16 Napping (6) 18 Prevents from being seen or discovered (5) 20 Ways out (5) 21 Revolves (5)

Down: 1 Turns, 2 Whisper, 3 Range, 4 Supper, 5 Certain, 6 Actor, 7 Mystery, 12 Special, 13 Creates, 15 Improve, 16 Guests, 18 Given, 20 Helps, 21 Yield.

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

Across 1 Caras (5) 3 Ducks (birds) (5) 6 Strange (person, event, behaviour, feeling) (4) 7 Proof (evidence) (6) 9 Forks (cutlery) (9) 12 Height (6) 13 Seal (animal) (4) 14 Works (musical, theatre, literature) (5) 15 Cream (for face, shoes etc) (5)

ENGLISH-SPANISH Across:

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION

1 Calles, 3 Asks, 7 Ear, 9 Italian, 10 Aceitunas, 13 Outside, 14 Hoe, 15 Easy, 16 Beards.

Down: 1 Chew, 2 Edificio, 4 Spinach, 5 Sing, 6 Taburete, 8 Recetas, 11 Bone, 12 Beds.

Down 1 Granja (4) 2 Carpintero (9) 3 Loro (ave) (6) 4 Por lo tanto (9) 5 Jabón (para lavar) (4) 8 Barbas (6) 10 Hand (part of body) (4) 11 Straw (agriculture) (4)

Hexagram

1 Towards, 5 Claim, 8 Reign, 9 Pirates, 10 Supreme, 11 Agree, 12 Strict, 14 Untidy, 17 Eagle, 19 Unhappy, 22 Invites, 23 Loose, 24 Links, 25 Suspend.

Cryptic The purpose of the Hexagram puzzle is to place the 19 sixletter 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 (LESSON) and one letter in four other cells are given as clues.

BOUNCE

LESSON (10)

BRIGHT

LINKUP

BUNDLE

MILIEU

BUREAU

RENTAL

CANNOT

SEASON

CARROT

STATUE

CUTLER

TENSER

FINGER

TONSIL

FREEST

UNITED

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LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION 1 Rested 2 Bitten 3 Header 4 Intend 5 Hearts 6 Causes 7 Fender 8 Meters 9 Prints 10 Father 11 Amuses 12 Titter 13 Heater 14 Stacks 15 Hatter 16 Shirts 17 Gaiter 18 Lather 19 Repeat

Across 1 Confused mate is submissive (4) 3 Many a caper the Parisian concluded in song (8) 9 Some slippers and also shoes (7) 10 Tears when leading character in romance dies (5) 11 Monotonous sound in church anthem (5) 12 This Greek island has highways, it’s said (6) 14 Senior nurse is a close relation (6) 16 In the country female rushed to get to church (6) 19 More tied up, he misses meals out altogether (6) 21 From concealment, shoot a bird (5) 24 I love various Mediterranean fruit (5) 25 Confusing nice tax is inaccurate (7) 26 Wicked sister in trouble (8) 27 Lean nurse (4) Down 1 Examine luggage to establish legal precedent (4,4) 2 Heavenly food from the German nation (5)

4 Take in sailor’s sphere (6) 5 Trunk or tangled roots (5) 6 Business trouble (7) 7 Peace from ceasefire (4) 8 Rook in Englishman’s home? (6) 13 Found out that Ted and Ed etc were involved (8) 15 One’s position is not changed, at the inside (7)

17 Being more reckless, I might get grilled (6) 18 Quietly uplift with applause (6) 20 Set about wrong elders, for example (5) 22 Beheaded a buccaneer because he was angry (5) 23 Knotted ribbons? Fiddlesticks! (4)


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IS should be using ancient sites as refuges, not bombing them HOW stupid are the leaders of Islamic State (IS)? If they had any common sense at all they would be using these World Heritage Sites as safe havens, knowing full well that no-one is going to bomb them into oblivion! They c o u l d a l so c arry Wo rld Heritage priceless artifacts on the roof-racks of their vehicles when travelling between safe havens, or perhaps a couple of dozen copies of the Koran in full view. Who wo u l d d a r e t o in cu r th e wrath of the rest of the Muslim world by deliberately targeting these? We know that the leaders of the fight against Islamic State have no compunction against the collateral damage of women and children in drone attacks on real estate or vehicles, apart from public wringing of hands (and shaking of hands in private). But publicly damage a Koran? Keith Hallam (By email)

Off the mark I WOULD be very interested to know how Colin Bird can make such a ludicrous statement as he does, when listing the criteria he feels that ex-pats will follow when voting in the EU referendum. In pa r t i c u l a r i t e m 3 – q u o te “The L I E t h a t t h e y w ill b e cu t adrift should Britain leave”! How does he know that we will NOT be cut adrift? Has he been privy to Government plans for us ex-pats should we withdraw from the EU? I very much doubt that even the Government has given this any thought to date. Be in no doubt, based on past performance, his statement will likely be way off the mark. Where savings are to be made, such as for healthcare and annual pension increases for ex-pats, they will be made! What will that be if not being ‘cut adrift’? No problem for those who can afford to pay for private healthcare and to live on a frozen pension, or indeed who are working. Not so for the many pen-

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Forget all this softly, softly touch! LD Orihuela Costa, Alicante (By email)

Female only?

AS you know, under the sanitary regulations, section 26, any user is entitled to see the ‘Libro de registro y control’. I made this request and was shown the 2014 book. I asked to see the 2015 version but was told this was done on loose sheets of paper. The sheets were just in a pile, not filed or stamped. Does anyone know if this complies with the regulations? Robert Peake, Mijas (Malaga)

IN this PC non-sexual discrimination age, having female-only carriages cannot work to their benef i t . One can now deci de at a m om ent ’s whi m whet her one wants to be male or female. They don’t have to wear male or female designated clothing, or use male or female designated names, nor have had any or ongoing gender reassignment. All one has to say if challenged is that they are now to be classed as whatever they deem suitable at that time. Simple! Or a male could just wear a burka (carry a lightweight one in the briefcase). Who will dare to challenge that? Keith Hallam, travelling Europe (By email)

Road confusion sioners in a less fortunate position. We have no choice but to make our voices heard and vote to stay in the EU. The last thing we would want is to be competing with hundreds of thousands of other expats to sell our homes, in order to move back to the UK. Would the G o v e rn men t rea lly w a nt us a ll landing on their doorstep? Jacquie Court (By email)

Don’t fix it! I READ Leapy’s column in the Euro Weekly News but don’t always agree with what he says. However, most of the time we are on the same wavelength. As for interfering in world politics, my grandparents always said: “If it ain’t broke, don’t need fixing!” And I guess that applies to the

M iddle Ea s t. Should ha ve le ft them to their own devices; Blair and Bush have brought this on us. It’s great, really, Blair making millions out of being a warmonger, allegedly. Keep the faith. Greig Stewart (By email)

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Get tough! HOW I love reading Leapy Lee’s column, I wish more people were less hypocritical and would say what they felt. With regards to his article about ISIS, a regiment similar to the Selous Scouts should be formed. I have just finished reading their book, lent to me by a former member. An amazing read about the the most feared regiment ever.

I HAVE been reading the David Searl articles on driving in Spain and all the misunderstandings, differences of opinion, and confusions that appears to be here on the Spanish roads. Everyone I ask seems to be a barstool expert on the matter. Is there a definitive website or government office where one can seek a concrete answer to questions? Bernard, Torreblanca (Malaga)

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School makes mums anxious THIS week marks the return to school for most children in Spain, but rather than youngsters being stressed at the thought of returning to the classroom, it seems that it’s the mothers who feel most anxious. A psychologist said that mothers feel increased anxiety when term starts as well as worrying about the welfare of their child. In contrast, a UK study showed that 56 per cent of

children aged between six and 16, described themselves as ‘happy’ or ‘excited’ to be going back to school with seeing friends after the long summer break the biggest reason behind this. A third admitted that the new school term did not even feature on their radar until the week before they were due to go back.

BACK TO SCHOOL: Children feel happy.

DNA for funeral homes UNDERTAKERS are beginning to offer a DNA sample service, which aims to prevent crucial information for the health of families from being lost. By taking a simple swab test, it will provide a lasting record of the genetic health of the deceased, which family members can use to help with their own health in future. Analysis of the DNA sample could also help with identifying potential health risks within families.


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Beauty drink THE years can take their toll on your skin and macro-antioxidants are the latest revolution in a market worth over one billion euros in the United States and Japan, which now for the first time, features a Spanish seal. Two Spanish companies have developed four juices from fruit and vegetables to help improve your skin’s appearance and tone from within, rather than just using cosmetics to improve the outer appearance. The ‘Beauty and Go’ beauty drink is made in Spain and has ‘extraordinary benefits.’

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People power is needed BUSINESSES, clubs and societies invited to come together in support of the park By Gemma Quinn PUBLIC support is needed to help bring work back to the La Siesta/El Chaparral park, Torrevieja. The support group has already gathered 1,367 signatures on the petition calling for action to finish the park and 2,000 are needed before it can be presented to the town hall. Organiser of the petition Lyn Adams, said there has already been great support, but invites any groups, organisations or commercial premises to contact her and forms to sign for the petition can be arranged to increase the number of signatures: “The park is in an absolute mess and we need action.” Petitions can currently be signed in most commercial premises in El Chaparrel, San Luis and San Luis Lakeside. The work on the park was halted by the new governing team within the town hall who said the project did not officially have the correct paperwork in place and the remaining money to finish it was not there. However, former councillor Carmen Gomez, has met with the residents and showed the necessary paperwork to show the project’s initial approval and the funds set aside to complete it. For more information on the petition email kenlyn15@hotmail.co.uk.

VILLAMARTIN PLAZA: Hosts live acts.

September activities programme VILLAMARTIN Plaza hosts live acts open to all the public VILLAMARTIN PLAZA continues to host their live entertainment programme in the square. Tonight (Thursday) sees Atomic Blondie tribute band take to the stage and on Monday September 14, Kevin Tyler will entertain the crowds. All acts start at 9pm. COMMUNITY EFFORT: Support needed to convince town hall to finish park project.


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Terry O’Neill: The face of the legends CELEBRITY photo exhibition in Murcia By Gemma Quinn

TERRY O’NEILL: His reputation grew quickly.

PHOTOGRAPHY exhibition ‘Terry O’Neill: The face of the legends’ is now open and on display at the Victor Villegas Auditorium in Avenida Primero de Mayo, Murcia. It was officially opened by Murcia’s Minister of Culture Noelia Arroyo Hernandez. The exhibition displays around 40 iconic images taken by the British photographer whose

career began in the 1960s. His intention was to travel to America to become a musician but he ended up taking a photo of the British Foreign Secretary sleeping at the airport in London. The image was bought by a newspaper and his career was launched with him being offered a job on Fleet Street. His first professional job was photographing Laurence Olivier and his reputation quickly grew during the

1960s as he captured show-business elite such as Judy Garland, the Beatles, Elton John and the Rolling Stones. His work is renowned for his ability to capture his subjects candidly or in unconventional settings, often being allowed to follow celebrities more personally rather than a studio. The exhibition is on until October 9, for more information visit www.fundaciontelefonica.com/ exposiciones

A wild card THIS week’s film in English at the cinema in Pilar de la Horadada is ‘Wild Card’ showing today (Thursday) at 5pm and on Saturday September 12 at 5pm. The film tells the story of Nick Wild (Jason Statham) who is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss plunging Nick into the criminal underworld. Tickets cost €5 and the cinema is located in the Duplex Espacio Cultural in Calle Canalejas, 4. To keep updated on latest films and monthly specials such as classics and children’s films, search Cinemapilar on Facebook or visit http://cinemapilar.blogspot.com.es

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ANNUAL EVENT: Proceeds go to support people with learning disabilities.

Crossing the sands of Elche for charity ON SUNDAY September 13, Arenales del Sol hosts the third Crossing the Sands of Elche running event. All proceeds from this annual event will go to the Tamarit Association which works to support and assist people with learning and intellectual disabilities. The event has been organised by the Tamarit Association along with the Natura Club Deportivo and Sport Ilicitano Triathlon Club in collaboration with Elche Town Hall.

The sporting challenge involves a 6km run following by 2.5km of swimming and a 5km run along the sand between Arenales beach and Altet. There will also be several races for children in various age categories and families are welcome to go along and enjoy the day. There will be a raffle to increase funds for the charity. Racing is between 7.30am and 11am. Registration costs from €6 per entry at El Corte Inglés in Elche, at Natura Club Deportivo and at Elche’s sports centre.

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Tickets on sale for Benidorm Palace this year’s panto variety show DICK Whittington is on stage in November By Gemma Quinn

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PANTO time will soon be here, o h y e s i t wi l l , a n d Studio 32 Theatre Group have th i s we e k r e l e a s e d tickets for their November pantomime of Dick Whittington. The p r o d u c t i o n i s o n stage at the Cardinal Belluga Theatre in San Fulgencio from Thursday Novembe r 1 2 t o Sa t u r d a y November 14. Tickets cost €7 for the three evening shows which start at 7.30pm and €5 for the Saturday 2.30pm matinee.

Tickets can be obtained by calling Philip on 642 080 258 or email tickets@studiothirtytwo.org

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DICK WHITTINGTON: Tickets now on sale.

THE Palace Variety Show promises to be a glittering night of local and international entertainment. Being held on October 4 at the Benidorm Palace the event hopes to raise thousands for Help for Heroes and the Elche Children’s Home and features acts including Stacey Solomon, Chesney Hawkes and Jimmy Cricket. Local acts travelling up to Benidorm include the Compania de Flamenco JM, Nikki G, Kylie Burgazzi and the Melody Makers International, all being pulled together and kept in line by compere Stevie Spit. Tickets cost €25 available from the box office on 965 851 660 and a bus will be going from the Orihuela Costa area offering return transport for €20.


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‘Torrevieja Today’ photo exhibition is now open HOUSES a collection of photographs depicting life in Torrevieja By Gemma Quinn THE ‘ To r r e v i e j a To d ay ’ photographic exhibition has opened in Torrevieja at the Virgen del Carmen Cultural Centre. The exhibition runs until September 27, organised by the Municipal Institute of Culture , a n d h o u se s a collection of photographs depicting life in Torrevieja. The display is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 9pm and from 9.30am to 8.30pm at the weekend. Entry is free. You a l so h a v e a fin a l chance to see the Torrearte paintings exhibition which closes tomorrow evening (Friday). The paintings are on display in Torrevieja’s Cultural Society Casino on the Paseo Vistalegre. Entry is free. On Sunday September 13, the Virgen del Carmen Cultural Centre plays host to a Folk Festival from 7.30pm. Entry is free. For more information on these or any other events at the Cultural Centre, contact the Municipal Institute of Culture on 966 706 838.

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10 years archive of democracy THE exhibition ‘10 years of the Archive of Democracy’ is currently on at the MAHE museum in Elche. It is open from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sundays and holidays from 10am to 3pm with free entry. The Archive of Democracy was created by the University of Alicante in the academic year 20042005 as an initiative to the recovery and documentation of all kinds of testi-

monies on the transition to democracy in various moments of life of the local people. The exhibition commemorating the 10th anniversary of the archive has been arranged in gratitude to all who have made it possible, with the contribution of all types of items and memorabilia, including books, magazines, pictures, documents, videos, oral testimony, posters, stickers and photos.


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PETBOT: A web integrated camera to to check up on your pet when not at home.

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Tips to make gardening easier BUY yourself a set of mattocks instead of a spade and fork for most tasks Dick Handscombe

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

1. Don’t walk on soil that will be used for planting things, especially after rain, as this will only consolidate the soil and make dried out red clay soils even harder to work. 2. If you are about to lay out a new garden cover areas which will eventually be terraces with

solid plastic held down by rocks and a light coating of stone chippings or sand. 3. As soon as possible join these future terrace areas with strips of plastic covered with stone chippings to provide dry pathways even when it rains. 4 . Aim to have to work the minimum of soil into beds for plantings. 5. Once you have completed this initial lay out wander round it and look at the emerging network of paths and terraces aes-

thetically and decide where the directions, widths and shapes could be improved to make the garden more interesting. 6. Recognise that working consolidated Spanish soil for the first time, especially after a long hot summer is not kind to backs especially if you set out to use English style tools. Go out and buy yourself a set of mattocks to use instead of a spade and fork for most tasks including digging planting holes and weeding.

7. Once you have worked over the soil for the first time obtain a load of horse sheep or goat manure and spread it deeply over the areas which will be your main planting areas and work it into the partially prepared soil. 8. The greatest disturbances to partially prepared soils will be the making of planting holes for trees, so make these as soon as the weather and soil conditions allow even if you don’t intend to plant trees until next

spring. When we first decided where to plant trees we were still only visiting the property for holidays so preparations and plantings had to be carefully phased. So starting at Easter and through the summer holidays we dug planting holes after any thunder storms that occurred. The holes were then filled with green kitchen waste and weeds as temporary mini compost heaps which had rotted down within six months to be then be worked into the bot-

tom of the planting holes. All the trees planted into holes prepared this way grew well. 9. When you start to lay the final surfaces to terraces and paths slope them so that future rain water is directed and transported to where most required. 10. If it has not rained and none is expected for a while dampen soil before attempting to work it or don’t start until heavy rain has fallen. © Dick Handscombe www.gardenspain.com


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Nine properties per day BELGIANS rank high amongst foreigners who choose Spain to purchase a second property. In the first three months of 2015, Belgians purchased homes in Spain at a speed of nine properties per day, reaching fourth position of foreigners who buy homes in Spain, beaten only by the British, French and German.

GROWTH almost doubles the 3.2 per cent registered for whole economic scene

YEARS after construction cranes and cement mixers ‘stopped working until further notice,’ the sector is once again establishing itself as one of the growth engines of the Spanish economy. The contribution to the gross domestic product (PIB in Spanish) of this sector during the second three months of the year reached figures unheard of since the beginning of the 21st century, with a growth of 5.8

per cent when compared with the same period of 2014. Neither the agriculture, the industry or service sectors are recovering to such a high degree. In fact, this growth almost doubles the 3.2 per cent registered for the whole economical scene, which is starting to resemble data registered back in 2007. In addition, the investment on construction companies has rocketed to 5.1 per cent and the number of employees grew by 9.2 per cent.

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Buying property in Spain is like shopping in summer sales REMEMBER your home could be sold for a higher or lower price just like a quality branded or unbranded product John Graham The property expert

THE summer sales are over and I’m sure ardent shoppers are already looking forward to the winter sale bargains in December. Having spent some time looking at summer sale bargains, one of the interesting observations I made was that even after deducting the big discounts offered, the branded clothes and shoes etc were far more expensive than the same clothes and shoes that were unbranded. Why such a big difference in the

SALES OVER: Your property will fetch more if in good condition.

prices, I mean a suit is a suit or a pair of shoes is a pair of shoes, right? Obviously not, the quality of the material, design and brand value is worth a lot more than a non-branded product of less quality, hence the difference. Some of the same marketing principles which apply to selling clothes and other products in the sales are similar to selling your property. For example, in June this year a total of 30,578 homes were sold in Spain and it’s the 10th consecutive month of annual rises, according to the Instituto Nacional de Estadistica. This improvement in property transactions is mainly driven by foreign property buyers, shopping for luxury villas and apartments. Basically buyers are taking advantage of the fact that property prices

have hit rock bottom in most regions of Spain and can only go up in price in the future, so they want to take advantage of the bargain prices. The other similarity between summer/winter sales and selling property is quality and design, the better condition your property is in, the higher the price you can sell it for. So next time you go shopping in the sales for that bargain, remember your home could also be sold for a high price like a quality branded product or for a lower price like a poorer quality unbranded product. If you would like to know more and advice on how to maximise the value of your home contact me. John Graham. Fellow of The Architecture & Surveyors Institute. Gk.ipad@me.com


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Mortgages are on the increase RISE in June has been far starker than the one in May

MORTGAGES UP: Low interest rates offered by banks makes financing a home easier. By Maria José Fernandez MORTGAGES issued have increased one more month, making it 13 months of growth in a row. Despite banks applying restrictive measures when recruiting new clients after the years of recession, during the month of June, a total of 21,454 mortgages were issued, which translates into a 26.3 per cent increase if compared with the same month of 2014, according to the most

recent information published by the National Statistics Institute (INE). The increase experienced in June has been far starker than the one in May, when the mortgages signed grew by 10.9 per cent. “The confidence that financial recovery is producing causes an increase in the demand of property, and thus, of mortgages. The low interest rates offered by banks makes financing a home easier, even though the banks still have re-

strictive policies when granting a mortgage,” said an expert from Fotocasa. On average, mortgages issued have reached €103,626, 4.2 per cent more than the same month of 2014, while the total money lent has increased by 31.7 per cent, year on year, reaching more than €2.2 billion. By communities, the larger number of mortgages were issued in Andalucia (4,245), followed by Madrid (4,201) and Catalonia (2,713).

Property prices rise in the second quarter PROPERTY prices in Spain have increased by 2.8 per cent during the second three month period of 2015, according to the data displayed on the Property Statistics by the Registrars College. During this period, as many as 87,187 home transactions were inscribed on the property registries, which represent the second highest result for a three-month period over the last nine months. If compared with the same period of 2014, the increase has reached 11.1 per cent. On the other hand, during the past 12

months, a total of 334,163 homes purchased have been registered, 2.7 per cent more than the data registered from January to December of 2014. New homes amounted to 18,482 transactions (an 18.5 per cent decrease) and used homes bought and sold registered 1.2 per cent growth (a total of 68,705). Andalucia was the autonomous community with the larger number of purchases and sales (a total of 17,751) followed by Catalonia (13,228) and the Valencian Community (12,760).

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CHRIS EVANS left unruffled by collision By Steve Walsh THE future host of Top Gear, Chris Evans, must have kicked himself for taking his McLaren 650S to a car-fest last weekend, as a luckless driver didn’t use his mirrors and reversed a trailer into it. According to UK daily The Sun, Evans was about to drive away in his McLaren supercar on Monday morning when a car towing a trailer reversed into it. Witnesses said the television and radio presenter seemed unruffled by the collision, and left his passenger to exchange details while he drove off. Evans is a well-known petrolhead, but is planning to auction off a number of his cars at Goodwood Revival later this month. It’s not the first time he’s been involved in a prang; in 2005, he crashed a Ferrari 550 Maranello near his home in Surrey, and in 2001, Radio 2 presenter Vanessa Feltz reversed her Mini into his Ferrari 599 GTO.

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Brabus have taken another MercedesBenz and created a whole new monster LATEST model off the production lines for molecular transmogrification is the AMG C63 Well, maybe not, but one thing is for sure, there will be lots of interest around the Brabus stand this year, apart from the new C63, the company will also showcase its tuned Mercedes-Maybach.

By Steve Walsh THE new Brabus Benz saloon receives more power than it knows what to do with. Just when you think they have done all they can to reach the peak, Brabus have taken another Mercedes-Benz from their in-house nutters AMG, and created a whole new monster. The latest model that the mad scientists have whisked off the production lines for molecular transmogrification is the AMG C63. As if the standard AMG C63s wasn’t animal enough! The Frankenstein treatment from Brabus makes the performance figures even more ridiculous. Six hundred horse power, just let that sink in for a moment: 600 horse power with 591lb-ft of torque, which is enough to launch this compact saloon weighing 1.7 tonnes from 0 to 100kph in 3.8 seconds. If you could get enough traction and keep it straight as you lit the touch paper, you would probably stop the world turning.

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Costa Cobras keep moving COSTA COBRAS Rugby Football Club will be back training at Daya Vieja next week on Mondays and Wednesdays until a more permanent ground to train and play on as well as hold tournaments can be found. If anybody knows of any town halls in the area of Guardamar to Cuidad Quesada or surrounding area, that would like to have a rugby club based there, please contact Costa Cobras on 692 767 242. New players have already joined and more are always welcome of all ages and experiences, with the club looking to be able to put a team in at all levels in the league this time next year. For more information call 692 767 242.

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First competition of the season for Eurogolf AFTER the normal two month summer break, on Thursday September 3, Eurogolf held their monthly medal on their home course La Marquesa. The lack of playing was reflected in the results as nobody managed to break par. Gold division 0-19, first place was John Barraclough 74, second place was David Gregson 75, and third spot was Terry Sharley 77. In the Silver division 20 plus, first was Mary Sanderson 79, second was Clare D Gretton 80, and third was Bob Shorley 82. The overall Medal winner was John Barraclough. Best front nine was taken by Colin D Gretton 36, and Best back nine by Phyllis Venables 38. On Tuesday September 1, Toffs played their first competition, and

MONTHLY MEDAL: After the summer break, members played the competition on their home course of La Marquesa.

the results were: Gold division, first, J Barraclough 35 points, second, David Gregson 35 points. In the Silver division, first place was H Armstrong 39 points, second place was B Shorley 33 points. The Bronze division saw, Joy Gray winning with 32 points, followed by J Hill on 29 points. Eurogolf are 25 years old this year and are holding lots of special events to celebrate this event, the first being a buffet evening in the Chillout lounge at the Golf club on Saturday September 19, so members make sure you get your name down for this ASAP. If you are interested in becoming a member in one of the most established golf societies on the Costa Blanca please contact Sue Gillett on 966 715 838.

Junior Golf Leagues are now a reality THESE events will be well publicised at each of the clubs involved in the hope it will quickly spread Getting in the swing with Campbell Lamont

By Tony Myles OVER the last 10 years there has been a steady decline in the number of youngsters entering the sport. It is widely acknowledged that, for the modern youth, the game of golf can appear slow and less dynamic than their favourite modern video device. Various initiatives, such as footgolf where the ball is kicked, have been introduced in order to make the game more appealing, but most traditional golfers would dismiss these as transient gimmicks. For this reason it is gratifying to

JUNIOR GOLF: It is hoped this will stimulate an interest in golf. see a new project based on a regular golf format and exclusively for young players. It is Campbell Lamont’s Junior Golf Leagues Recognising the problem and the long term detrimental effect,

Javier Camuñas from Manises Golf Club and Manuel Dutor from Foressos Golf Club had several meetings during which they discussed the creation of a league for the younger players giving them the chance to compete and im-

prove during the year. This concept has become a reality and already this year Junior competitions are being played in La Sella Golf, Foressos, Manises, Costa Azahar and Masia de las Estrellas. Every Federated Junior player is welcome to play at a very competitive price of 10€ if they belong to any of the clubs taking part in the competition or 25€ if they are a visitor to the venue. Prizes in many categories It is hoped that this format will stimulate interest in golf and generate a long term association for the junior players. To aid this there will be many prizes awarded in several categories so that every grade of player will feel that there is a goal which is attainable. These Junior events will be well publicised at each of the clubs involved and it is hoped that this will

quickly spread so that within a short period every club in Spain is hosting a series of Junior League events. In the event that a young player wishes to compete he or she will be able to enlist at any of the participating clubs. A Grand Final and Prize Giving There will be a Grand Final scheduled for La Sella on December 20 and it is hoped that a senior event can be held for the supporting parents. Thereafter the prize giving will take place at the Campbell Lamont Golf Store in Ondara. In order to become a Federated player send your details to info@clgolf.es. If you are a member of a club that is not yet hosting these events, do be sure to raise the subject with the General Manager and suggest a call to Campbell or an email as above.


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TMGS found scoring a little on low side EXCEPT new Swedish member who seemed to be able to sink putts from everywhere THE forecast was for thunderstorms and rain, but as frequently happens in this area they had nothing but humidity. The scoring was expectedly a little on the low side, with the high humidity and very tricky greens playing their part, that is

except for the new Swedish member who seemed to be able to sink putts from everywhere. Viking and Ships Captain, Ole Rong left his long ship tied up at an oil platform in the North Sea and invaded the Costa Blanca with a few shipmates

GOLD CATEGORY: Lasse Hagstrom, Ole Rong and Chris Gray.

in the guise of member Kjell Aasebo and family member H. Rong and ‘Fredrik.’ On Ole’s last raid (a month ago) he cleaned up taking home a number of prizes, but on this occasion, he came up against an arch enemy in the guise of new ‘Swedish’ member Lasse Hagstrom. The results for the Gold category were as follows; first place, Lasse Hagstrom, 35 pts, second place Ole Rong, and third place Chris Gray. Please visit www.tmgs.org or via their Facebook/tmgsgolf page for events, news and information about the Society.

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Euro Weekly News - Costa Blanca South 10 - 16 September 2015 Issue 1575  

Newspaper in Spain with the best local news in English from the Costa del Sol, Costa Blanca North, Costa Blanca South, Costa de Almeria, Axa...