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Outrage RISKY LOOK: The costume sparked fury on social media.

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NEWS EXTRA Health cash increase THE Valencia Generalitat’s Health spokesperson Ana Barcelo has said her department will spend an extra 20.8 per cent on healthcare in the region in 2019 bringing the total to more than €6.6 billion, 3.1 per cent more than this year.

Island call THE leftist Podemos and Izquierda Unida parties in Benidorm have called on the Spanish government to enforce measures passed last year preventing the Isla de Benidorm from being developed following claims of planning and tax fraud there.

Ship sale ALICANTE City’s Port Authority opened an auction yesterday (Wednesday) to sell a replica of the Santisima Trinidad 18th century Spanish warship for a starting price of €152,000 due to repairs to open it to the public being too costly.


City unites Costume against violence drama By Tom Woods

MAYOR of Alicante, Luis Barcala, has announced that the city is ‘on the warpath’ against domestic violence. The mayor made the statement while presenting a series of initiatives to commemorate the International Day for the Eliminat i o n o f Vi o l e n c e a g a i n s t Wo m e n , w h i c h w i l l t a k e place on November 25. Mr Barcala said: “This is one of the most serious social issues of our time. “ We c a n n o t j u s t u s e grandiose words or big declarations, we must make a d i ff e r e n c e w i t h o u r a c tions.” A public campaign raising awareness of the issue will be run until the end of

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RIGHTS FIGHT: Alicante Council is taking action against violence. the month, and posters will be placed in the windows of the city’s 150 buses. Similar posters will be stuck on to as many as 70 lampposts in the area, while on November 23, a l a rg e b a n n e r w i l l b e u n -

veiled on the balcony of the town hall. Other public buildings like social centres, educational centres and training facilities will also publicise and display the campaign.

from Front page » A MOTHER who ‘blacked up’ her daughter for Halloween has refused to apologise. Claire Flynn, 26, from Motherwell, dressed Sienna, three, as a ‘lookie lookie’ man, a nickname for beach traders in foreign holiday resorts. The girl was covered in black paint and dressed in a bandana, sunglasses and an umbrella hat. She was even given a collection of shutter sunglasses and a cardboard sign that said ‘Ray Ban €20,’ but Claire has insisted the costume was not intended to be offensive and that she’s not a racist. The nursery nurse said

anyone who thinks so needs to ‘get a grip.’ She posted a photo of her daughter in the costume on Facebook with the caption: ‘Happy Halloween from Benidorm’s finest… lookie lookie.’ The post received hundreds of comments, many of which objected and accused Claire of racism. Commenting further, Claire said: “I’m not going to apologise for this or delete my post. If people want to be all PC about it they need to take a look at themselves. “It’s really not an issue.” She said she got the idea for the costume while on holiday, when her daughter received a toy from a street seller.


Animal funding ANIMAL protection officials with Alicante City Council have earmarked €8,000 to aid animal rights groups raise public awareness. Council officials said the fund was the first time the local authority had provided such funding, with groups able to apply for a grant from November 22 until December 31.

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Ranking high

Tourism fair OFFICIALS from the Diputacion de Alicante travelled to London last week to promote Benidorm’s golf tourism at the World Tourism Market fair. Diputacion president Cesar Sanchez also attended the ‘Costa Blanca - Senior Masters Benidorm’ exhibit and he said the destination would continue to pitch itself to British travellers after Brexit.

Two held LOCAL POLICE officers in Valencia City have arrested a man and a woman, both aged 22, in connection with allegations they assaulted each other. Officers were called out to the Torrefiel neighbourhood where the suspects were detained on suspicion of domestic violence and taken for medical treatment.

Health strike DOCTORS in several hospitals in Alicante Province staged walkouts last Monday afternoon in protest against changes that would see them paid per patient appointment rather than for time worked. Valencia’s Generalitat has published some of the pay rates which include €51 for operating on a cataract and €46 for carpal tunnel surgery.

‘Abuse’ probe NATIONAL POLICE officers have arrested a 60-year-old man in Valencia City in connection with the alleged sexual assault of his two underage granddaughters. Officers said they detained the suspect after he handed himself in to police and proceedings will now go to court.

Threat claims PROSECUTORS in Denia have lodged a complaint against the editor of a local newspaper over allegations he threatened and extorted six local mayors. Prosecutors claimed Andres Sanchez Aguiler, of the Mas Portal newspaper, harrassed the mayors of Alcalali, Altea, Callosa d’En Sarria, Gata de Gorgos and El Verger.

CLASSIC FILM: The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie was one of five Buñuel films in the table. THIS film is one of five by the Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel that made it into a new ranking of the 100 greatest foreign language films. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie placed 84th on the BBC’s table, which was put together by several international film critics. Buñuel’s films The Young and the Damned, Belle de Jour, The Exterminating Angel and Viridiana ranked 80th, 75th, 67th and 48th respectively.

The BBC said Buñuel was matched only by Ingmar Bergman in the number of films by a single director that ranked on the table. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie hit cinemas in 1972 and earned Buñuel his only Oscar. The French-language film follows a group of wealthy people trying to have dinner together before surreal events stop them whenever they try to eat. The film’s psychological themes

Youth accused of abuse AN underage immigrant was admitted to a Villena secure unit for the young following complaints of sexual abuse. The Moroccan youth, who arrived irregularly in Spain and is officially in the care of Valencia’s regional government, has been living in the Fundacion Antonio Moreno for young people, also in Villena. The youth is accused of sexually abusing seven of the centre’s female monitors and teachers who, offended by his continual and inappropriate

touching, reported him to the authorities. A day after making the complaint against the boy, he was transferred to the Minors’ Public Prosecution department in Alicante City. No details of the abuse have emerged, but after interviewing the adolescent the department immediately ordered his admittance to the La Villa in Villena, a detention centre for underage offenders responsible for offences included in Spain’s Penal Code.

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and commentary on and criticism of high society are typical of Buñuel’s work. Buñuel was born in Aragon to a well-off Catholic family in 1900. He lived in Paris in the 1920’s where he worked with surrealist painter Salvador Dali and made documentaries when he returned to Spain in the 1930’s. He was driven into exile in Mexico after the Spanish Civil War and died there in 1983.



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Growers fight back FIFTY agricultural growers and farmers temporarily prevented publicly-owned Tragsa, from felling diseased almond trees in Benissa. They were protesting against the Agriculture department’s policy of felling all trees in the vicinity of others affected by the Xylella Fastidiosa bacterium known as ‘tree Ebola.’ The owner of the almond groves said that Tragsa have already felled 300 of his trees and as agriculture is his only source of income, his way


of life is seriously threatened by the loss of future crops. He lodged an official appeal in an unsuccessful attempt to stop the destruction of his trees on receiving the notification from the regional government, the grower explained. Benissa’s mayor Abel Cardona, who joined the protest, questioned the effectiveness of the mass destruction of the trees, pointing out that even though they were felled, their possibly infected roots remained.

The total number of news and features which appeared in Issue 1739 of the Euro Weekly News Costa Blanca North edition, including 119 local stories.

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POLL OF THE WEEK In the wake of a comedian being criticised for blowing his nose on the Spanish flag, do you feel national symbols deserve more respect? LAST WEEK’S POLL: Should some hospitals be allowed to refuse women over 34 years old IVF treatment?

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VILLAJOYOSA HOSPITAL: Scabies outbreak under control.

Scabies scare at hospital THE outbreak of scabies at the Marina Baja hospital in Villajoyosa is under control, the health authorities announced. Hospital sources nevertheless added that the outbreak could not be pronounced eradicated until two weeks had passed with no new cases reported. At present 29 cases have been diagnosed amongst four patients and 25 hospital staff. Although scabies is not a serious condition, the health authorities explained that it is

‘very uncomfortable’ owing to the intense itching, rash and sores that accompany the infestation. They are now investigating how the highly contagious skin condition entered the hospital. It has an incubation period of between one and three weeks and is usually transmitted through skin-to-skin contact or via clothing, bedding or towels belonging to an infected person. The first case was diagnosed in October, Rosa Louis Cerece-

da, the manager of Villajoyosa hospital confirmed. Scabies outbreaks were ‘relatively common’ and she revealed that it was recently detected in two hospitals outside the Valencian Community. Referring to the origin of the outbreak, hospital sources disclosed that the first case registered inside Villajoyosa hospital was diagnosed in a patient from a residence for the elderly who was admitted to the Orthopaedic department.

Invaders kept out of city MUCHAMIEL is participating in Alicante Univesity’s Guerra y historia publica initiative, revealing its role in repelling Napoleon’s 1812 invasion. In April that year, Spanish and English troops stationed in Alicante under General Whittingham, went out to face French troops who were advancing on two fronts, from inland Castalla and Villajoyosa on the coast. According to contemporary reports 2,000 soldiers from both sides confronted each other for

several hours on El Calvari, the highest point in Muchamiel, and after several skirmishes, the Napoleonic troops retreated and failed to take the city. Muchamiel Town Hall intends to use this episode to launch an initiative making use of the town’s heritage and history to boost tourism. The incident is little-known, said Muchamiel’s Culture councillor Rafael Garcia Berenguer, but it occurred at an important time that was decisive in Spain’s future.

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POLICE DEATH: Officer stabbed in the early hours.

Police officer knifed to death in Spain in early hours of morning WATCH: Terrifying moment ship crashes into cargo crane in Spain engulfing pier in flames


Spanish naval ship ‘neutralises’ illegal whaling ship off Somalian coast


Racist row as mum dresses daughter as Benidorm ‘looky looky’ beach seller for Halloween


SCARE IN THE AIR: Two Ryanair planes involved in mid-air near-miss over Spain




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Land recovers its former use LAND earmarked for the campus at Mare Nostrum University in Campello, w ill i n st e a d b e u sed to grow vegetables. The former regional government approved preliminary plans for the university in 2013, but this was reversed by the pres e n t g o v e r n m e n t in 2016. A Murcia-based agricultural grower is now renting the land, which will revert to its former use. It was abandoned i n t h e 1 9 8 0 ’s , o w i n g t o lack of good-quality irrigatio n wa t e r, a n d th e winding-up of several local firms. The Mu r c i a c o m p an y has now received authorisation from the Riegos de la Huerta de Alicante irrigation syndicate, as the land in the zone near the

Campello train sheds has historic rights to use its water. The 27 hectares of rente d lan d h av e n o w b e e n weeded and cleared and ploughing is due to start this week. Campello’s abandoned agricultural land is gradually coming under cultivation once more, explained president of the Huerta de Alicante syndicate, Francisco Vidal. T h e M u rc ia co mp a ny was preceded by another from Murcia and one from the Vega Baja, both forced by lack of water to look further afield. “As far as we are able, a n d d e p en d e n t o n th e amount of water available, we are helping growers to recover land that was traditionally used for agriculture,” Vidal said.

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Free AP-7 could be a free-for-all MINISTER of Public Works Jose Luis Abalos insisted that from 2020 onwards, the AP-7 toll road would be ‘free for residents.’ Abalos was speaking two days after his party, the PSOE, abstained during a vote in the national parliament which approved a motion to lift tolls once the concession expires on December 31 next year. The government explained that although all other parties in the national parliament had backed the motion, a subcommittee from the Roads department would first need to analyse and discuss the issue. Meanwhile, despite initial satisfaction, Costa Blanca drivers who habitually use the AP-7 warned that once the motorway was open to all, there would be drawbacks for some. It was pointed out that upkeep of the road would probably suffer once it reverted to the State, and there was also the question of the situation of AP-7 employees who will presumably be out of a job

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AP-7: ‘Saturated once tolls go’ warning. once the concession expires. Saturated traffic could affect professionals who habitually use the road. “I know lawyers who attend several courts in a single morning, something that could prove difficult once tolls are

lifted and there is an increase in traffic,” a Benidorm businessman pointed out. Benidorm taxi drivers also expressed doubts. “At present it takes 30 minutes to reach the airport, but that could increase,” one warned.

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NEWS EXTRA Roof fall THE owner of a small family-run hostel in central Novelda died while repairing a roof, which collapsed under his weight. He fell from a height equivalent to two storeys after first hitting a skylight.

Swim away SPANISH toothcarp, small fish also known as fartet and threatened with extinction, were reintroduced to the Villena’s Acequia del Rey irrigation channel in 2016 and have now been found downstream in the River Vinalopo.

New bridge AS the Calpe-Denia section of the Line 9 railway continues, the 100-yearold metal platform of the Ferrandet viaduct is being replaced, unlike Benissa’s Quisi bridge which is being rehabilated in situ following a public outcry.

Fire-watchers officially thanked BENITACHELL’S Proteccion Civil volunteers carried out 343 hours of fire-watching this summer. Throughout August and September they watch over over 2,128 hectares in Benitachell’s high-risk areas, principally in the Puig Llorença zone. The local unit received a €5,250 grant from the regional government’s Agriculture and Environment department in an operation designed to dissuade, and at the same time raise public awareness. Benitachell mayor Miguel Angel Garcia recently met the Proteccion Civil volunteers to thank them personally. “Proteccion Civil unselfishly dedicate a large part of their time to the municipality and their work is well-known and valued by Benitachell residents,” Garcia declared. The mayor referred to 2016, a year that was ‘especially complicated’ owing to the massive fire in

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WELL PROTECTED: Volunteers kept watch for 343 hours. September when the collaboration of Proteccion Civil played an essential role. Their geo-locatable map listing the 84 hydrants in the area was de-

cisive in preventing the fire from spreading to the urbanisations, enabling firefighters to locate sources of water without delay using a smartphone app.


Public Works won’t budge THE regional government is unlikely to be influenced by protests against the 50kph speed limit between La Nucia and Benidorm. The populations of both towns were joined by those from as far away as Callosa in criticising the reduction from 70 to 50kph on the CV-70 linking the coast to Alcoy. “Some of the roundabouts have been systematically shown to be black spots,” responded sources at the regional government’s Public Works department. The La Nucia-Benidorm section of the CV-70 is used by 27,789 vehicles a day and 2.9 per cent of these are heavy goods vehicles, according to Generalitat statistics. There were 103 accidents on this same stretch of the road last year and 27 people were injured, although only one seriously. The Public Works department believes that the accident rate is bound to increase unless steps are taken now. That includes maintaining the 50kph speed limit on this part of the CV-70 which is now classed as a ‘through road’ and subject to urban traffic regulations. “This will improve road safety and mobility for other users,” the regional government sources said, pointed out that many cyclists and pedestrians use this ‘eminently urban’ section of road.


THE Guardia Civil’s bomb disposal experts were called in to deal with an 81-millimetre mortar shell found in San Vicente. An urbanisation resident found the mortar buried in his garden and immediately contacted the Emergency Services. When the Guardia Civil experts arrived, they cordoned-off

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Shell-shocked gardener the house, before taking the Civi l Wa r m o r t a r s h e l l , w h i c h weighed more than four kilos, to the Aridos Sabater quarry where it was then destroyed in a con-

trolled explosion. The mortar must have been buried for at least 80 years, Guardia Civil sources said, but its age did not make it any less

likely to explode. They added that all incidents like the San Vicente discovery should be reported to the Guardia Civil on the 062 Emer-

THE dress code stated ‘pink t-shirts’ in Finestrat as 200 people joined the second edition of the cancer fundraising march. The hike, in the foothills of Puig Campana was organised by the town hall’s Health department in collaboration with the Associacio de Dones de Finestrat women’s group, in aid of Spain’s national cancer charity AECC. The walkers set off at 9am from La Fonteta and followed a circular route around the lower slopes of the mountain. Finestrat’s Health councillor Victoria Paris, was accompanied by councillors Maria

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Mountain walk for AECC

FUNDRAISER: Puig Campana in the distance. Lorca and Amelin Mayor, in the initiative that marked the start of the town’s Health

Week. This continues until tomorrow with talks in the town centre and La Cala, with ad-

vice on preventing diabetes and applying CPR in lifethreatening situations.



gency line, and that it was vital that old bombs and shells were neither touched nor moved. M o s t C i v i l Wa r a r m a m e n t s were still dangerous, the Guardia Civil warned. “Although they are more than 80 years old, some of these artefacts are still active and could explode at any time as they are so unstable.”


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NATIONAL POLICE in Benidorm have put more officers on the streets of Benidorm as part of several security operations designed to protect tourists and locals. Police chiefs said officers would be tasked with tackling the sale and trafficking of drugs, preventing thefts targeted at tourists and stopping street brawls. Officers have also been tasked with lo-

Police backup cating and detaining people with outstanding arrest warrants and those living in Spain illegally, police said.

More than 40 officers took part in one of the operations last week which saw police patrol nightlife areas of Benidorm. Three inspections of nightlife venues were carried out in a bid to tackle drug use, with 20 seizures made. Police stopped more than 100 people for various offences, with five people arrested separately in connection with theft, fraud and being in Spain illegally.

Trial pending for train accident THE eight ex-directors of the Ferrocarrils de la G e n e r a l i t a t Va l e n c i a n a (FGV) train which was involved in a horrific accident, are reportedly on the verge of going on trial. The railway calamity o n L i n e 1 i n Tu r i a , s a w 43 people killed, includi n g t h e t r a i n d r i v e r, a n d 47 others injured. On shutting down an investigation into the Jul y 2 0 0 6 i n c i d e n t , Va l e n -

cian Judge Molina has notified the relevant legal parties and granted them a period of 10 days to decide whether to go ahead with a prosecution. Judge Molina has ruled that the accident occurred due to the excessive speed of the train, which should have been going at 40kph and was actually going at 80kph, even though no other safety regulations had been breached.


OUR VIEW Less politics, more progress NEWS that another row has erupted over efforts to grant irregular homes legal status is the latest instance of the issue being used as a political football. Accusations from the left leaning Partido Socialista (PSOE) that the Almeria-based Abusos Ubanisticos Almanzora NO (AUAN) is in cahoots with conservative Partido Popular (PP) are clearly unfounded. AUAN has long campaigned on behalf of expatriate homeowners who bought properties in good faith and later discovered they were illegal. AUAN’s agenda is non-partisan. Its goal is to speak out for expatriates whose lives in Spain have been left hanging in the balance after being told to leave homes they thought were built legally. Some cases have seen homeowners who were expecting to enjoy a well-earned retirement in southern Spain turfed out of properties. The Priors’ home was demolished in 2008 and they only received compensation last February after years of tireless campaigning. It is often tempting for politicians to take an issue and use it to score points with voters. The PSOE may have genuine and legitimate concerns about planning policy, but smearing their opponents by lumping them together with non-partisan campaigners will not solve the issue. The time has come for politicians to put people first and work together for the interests of threatened homeowners.

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DEAL: Travellers can enjoy free accommodation in exchange for lessons or a trade.

Barter for a bed By Tara Rippin HOTELS in Spain are among 450 in 61 countries taking part in a novel initiative which offers travellers the chance to exchange accommodation for a service or goods. Barter Week (November 19 to 25) was launched in Italy nine years ago through the Bed-and-Breakfast-It accommodation portal, whereby guests were invited to stay in one of its establishments in exchange for painting a wall, teaching a language or sharing a recipe from their country of origin. The idea took off to the extent that this year, it

has been expanded globally for the first time. The seven Spanish establishments participating are based in Denia, San Sebastian, Barcelona and Madrid, with management looking for help improving their website, giving yoga classes and looking for help in the garden. The principle of the initiative is that the website organisers have a list of bed and breakfasts/hostels willing to open their doors to future guests with a ‘wish list’ of what they would like in return. On finding potential lodgers, the portal organisers then negotiate with hostel owners to reach an agreement.


A TRIBUTE to the infamous ‘Ecce homo’ botched restoration painting from Zaragoza in Spain has appeared in a parade in Japan.   The real ‘Ecce homo’ painting resides in Borja, Zaragoza.  However, video footage has emerged from the Japanese town of Kawasaki featuring a carnival parade and a host of costumes representing the history of art from around the world. The impressive three-dimensional painting costumes featured authentic representations of acclaimed artistic pieces with participants painting their faces and standing inside picture frames. The paintings represented

Behold the art

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Student death fall POLICE are investigating the death of a foreign student who fell to his death from the second floor of a hotel in the south of Spain. The Erasmus Plus student died on Sunday in the town of Lucena (Cordoba) in Andalucia. Police are investigating the circum-

CLASSIC?: The ‘Ecce homo’ painting’s botched touch-up is making waves in Japan. in the parade included Vincent Van Gogh’s self-portrait, Johannes Vermeer’s Woman with a Pearl Necklace, Edvard Munch’s The Scream and Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. The footage also reveals the exhibition elected to feature Cecilia Gimenez’s ama-

teur restoration attempt, ‘Ecce homo,’ to their line-up of the history of art. The original ‘Ecce homo’ painting’s botched touch-up, which has already enjoyed heavy coverage from the western media is now making waves in Japan.

Referendum judge dies

S PA N I S H Judge, Juan Antonio Ramírez Sunyer, who was taking the lead on the investigation of Cataluña’s ‘illegal’ 1-O referendum case at Investigative court number 13 of Barcelona has died. Juan Antonio Ramírez Sunyer passed away at the age of 71, according to the Superior Court of Justice of Cataluña (TSJC). The magistrate was believed to be suffering from a long

term illness which had reportedly worsened in recent weeks. In December of last year, Judge Ramírez Sunyer was hospitalised with a serious illness, rejoining the 1-O case just weeks later in order to deny the appeals of the accused conspirators of the 1-O referendum. His death occurs as preparations for the 1-O court case are in full swing.

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stances surrounding the death of the 24year-old Serbian who was understood to have been alone in his room after his travelling companions had gone to breakfast. When paramedics arrived at the scene he was still alive, but he passed away before he could be transferred to an air ambulance.

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Catalan phobia claim EDUCATION officials have launched an investigation into a Valencia region history teacher after allegations surfaced that she told Catalan students they did not come from a real country. The pro-Catalan CNICataluyna Twitter page posted audio recordings of what it alleged was the teacher, from a Vinaros school in Castellon Province, telling the students Cataluña was ‘never’ a country. The teacher, who was not named, also said pro-Spanish Catalans were becoming isolated at work and that the ongoing independence issue had divided families there. CNICataluyna claimed the audio was evidence of Catalan-phobia. Officials from Spain’s Education Ministry were due to visit the school last Monday to investigate the claims. “You live in a country called Spain, not Cataluña. Cataluña is not a country, never has been nor will it be,” the teacher allegedly said. “The separatists have promoted violence punishable by the Penal Code. Families are divided and some of them no longer meet for Christmas,” she added. One of the students can be heard saying the teacher’s comments are ‘b******t’. The teacher responded by claiming she knew people who were looking to leave Cataluña after last year’s independence push. “It is a very big problem. Non-nationalists are being bullied and are becoming isolated in work,” the teacher said. The investigation continues.


Brit tourism hopes SPAIN’S Tourism Minister has said she expects British tourists to remain the single la rge s t group of holida ymakers visiting the country from overseas, at an industry event in London. Reyes Maroto said Spain w ould c ontinue to ha ve strong relations with Britain after the latter leaves the European Union (EU) next year. It c ome s a s figure s s how e d the numbe r of British tourists who holida ye d in Spa in de c line d year-on-year by 3.1 per cent in September, while spending rose by 3.2 per cent. A total of 2.1 million British tourists came to Spain last Se pte mbe r, a c c ording to tourist board figures. Maroto said the Spanish touris m indus try w a s pre pa ring for B re xit, but a dde d s he did not e xpe c t Britain’s exit from the EU to harm Spain’s appeal for British travellers.

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HIGH HOPES: Reyes Maroto (inset) is hopeful about British tourism to Spain after Brexit. She spoke while visiting the World Travel Market in London, w he re offic ia ls from touris t boa rds for Spa nis h de s tina tions , including the Costa del Sol, set out their stalls to British customers.

The number of Germans holidaying fell by a similar amount, with a total of 1.4 m i l l i on ar r i vi ng i n Spai n during the same month. Br i t i sh t r avel l er s r emained the single largest gr oup who hol i dayed i n

Spain, accounting for 23.6 per cent of all visitors. Spendi ng f r om Br i t i sh holidaymakers rose by 3.2 per cent , wi t h m or e t han one f i f t h of al l spendi ng from tourists coming from British wallets.

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Flag furore A COMEDIAN has been accused of insulting Spain after featuring in a television sketch in which he sneezes and blows his nose on the country’s flag. Businesses who work with Dani Mateo have cut or have threatened to end commercial ties with him since the sketch was broadcast last week. It featured on La Sexta’s El Intermedio tonguein-cheek news programme. People took to social media to support and condemn Mateo. Some claimed the sketch was an insult while others said it should not have been taken seriously. Mateo said his intention was to mock how seriously people took flags and other symbols of national

CREDIT: La Sexta, via Twitter

OUTCRY: Mateo said he did not want to cause offence. identity but added he did not want to insult anybody. “When tempers are very hot, flags become more important than people and that is dangerous,” he said. The sketch begins with

Mateo sitting at a desk next to the flag while the Spanish national anthem plays. Mateo starts to deliver a mock speech in homage to Frenadol, a cough medicine, before sneezing and then blowing his nose on

the flag. At least five companies said they would or were considering walking away from advertising deals with El Intermedio after the sketch. There have also been calls to boycott La Sexta. Social media was filled with posts supporting and condemning the comedian. Tw i t t e r user Jack C r o u c h s a i d : “ I t d o e s n ’t matter your ideology or your thoughts. “What Dani Maeto has done is belittle a flag that millions of Spaniards consider theirs.” Pablo Iglesias, leader of the leftist Podemos party, said outrage over the sketch had overshadowed other issues including the halting of compensation from a bank to its customers.

Tax fraud figures THE Spanish Treasury loses out on more than €26 billion a year due to tax fraud and avoidance, according to figures from an economics think-tank. The Funcas social and economic research body said this included €11 billion lost through the use of offshore tax havens. The amount is equivalent to €2,000 for every Spanish citizen. It comes as the amount lost to Spain’s ‘shadow economy’ profit-making activity that happens without state oversight or illegally in some cases, was estimated to be €70 billion. This is equivalent to 20 per cent of Gross Domestic Product, or economic output. The government recently announced measures to crack down on tax avoidance as part of next year’s budget. Proposals include changing rules governing cash payments between businesses, and increasing international co-operation to recover lost revenue.

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by Joe Gerrard SPANISH scientists working with researchers from Israel and the United States have said their reconstruction of a Neanderthal skeleton sheds

new light on how our ancestors moved and breathed. The team, led by an academic from the Basque Country, scanned a roughly 60,000year-old skeleton which allowed them to create the first

ever 3D reconstruction of a Neanderthal ribcage. The researchers said in the study, published in Nature Communications, that their findings showed a posture very different from the stereotypical hunched-over ‘caveman’ image of Neanderthals. The study claimed that instead of walking with a slouch, their findings showed Neanderthals may have walked upright and their spines might have been straighter than modern humans. Asier Gomez-Olivencia, an Ikerbasque Fellow at the University of the Basque Country and lead author of the study, said the ribcage was key to the findings. Studying the thorax and upper spine which make up the ribcage, allowed scientists to find out how Neanderthals moved, breathed and kept their balance. Patricia Kramer, an anthropology professor at the University of Washington in the

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Neanderthal breakthrough

NEW FINDINGS: Neanderthals may have walked upright. United States, said researching Neanderthals allowed us to understand our own evolution better. “Neanderthals are closely related to us with complex cultural adaptations much like those of humans, but their physical form is different from us in important ways,” she said.

The team has been working on creating virtual reconstructions of Neanderthal skeletons for almost two years. They have previously modelled a spine from the same ‘Kebara Two’ skeleton used in the latest study. The remains, also dubbed ‘Moshe’, were found in Israel in 1983. The Neanderthals were

members of the hominid family that first emerged around 400,000 years ago before becoming extinct about 40,000 years ago. Neanderthals were traditionally depicted as mentally inferior to modern humans but research found they have been more social, and the two species likely interbred.


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In the bag

Biker dies on mountain road CREDIT: Twitter / @IsAinmPeppa

IRISH b u d g e t a i r lin e Ryanai r h a s sa i d i t s n e w bags policy - introduced on N ovem b e r 1 i s ‘ wo r k in g well.’ The low-cost carrier said: “D ay o n e o f o u r n e w b ag policy a n d e a r l y r e p o rts from airports and customers are that it’s working well and reducing delays at security an d sp e e d i n g u p th e boarding process.” However, some customers have taken to Twitter complaining about queues saying: ‘Ryanair are a joke... They a r e 1 , 0 0 0 p e r ce n t gonna l o se b u si n e ss o v e r the new bag check in.’ And the Telegraph newspaper claimed that the airline postponed enforcement of new bag rules amid confus ion a t St a n st e d f ro m where it serves 150 destinations. Man y p a sse n g e r s s a id that, despite having the yellow ‘gate tag’ added to their carry-on cases, Ryanair had let them off the charge but said next time they would be charged €25. Telegraph Travel said a statement from Ryanair confirmed an unspecified period of leniency. ‘While our new bag policy has come in to effe c t t o d a y, we h av e briefed our gate agents to take a reasonable approach while customers get used to

NEW RULES: Queues at a check-in desk on the first day of the new baggage policy. the new rules.’ The change in the carrier’s baggage rules - the second this year - means passengers are only permitted to travel with one small bag (35cm x 20cm x 20cm) free o f ch arg e , w h ich mu s t be s to red u n d er th e s ea t in front.

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Those who pay the priority fee (€6 per person each way) are also permitted to travel with a larger bag (up to 55x40x20c m a nd no more than 10kg). Tra ve lle rs c a n a ls o pa y €8 to c he c k in a ba g of the s a me s iz e into the hold.

EMERGENCY services have confirmed that a motorcyclist has died after falling from their machine in an accident on the infamous road from the Costa del Sol to Ronda. The incident happened in the municipality of Parauta on the winding, mountain road - the A397 - that runs from San Pedro on the coast to

the Serrania de Ronda. The road is very popular with bikers, particularly at the weekends, with its challenging twists and turns. There have been numerous biker deaths on the road despite the installation of radar speed cameras and regular patrols by the Guardia Civil police.

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Catalan charges

Hotel expansion plans State and prosecutors differ on jail requests for Spain By Tara Rippin

By Tara Rippin THOMAS COOK has announced it will open six own-brand hotels across Spain between now and the end of 2019. The plans include the company’s first Casa Cook which will be opened near a secluded bay in Ibiza, with two restaurants, one vegan-inspired and the other with more locally-inspired cuisine, together with three penthouse suites with large rooftop terraces, plunge pools and views, as well as a four-bedroom private villa with pool. In Playa de Palma, Mallorca, an existing ‘smartline hotel’ will be converted into a Cook’s Club, will have a large central pool surrounded by cabanas and

a bar with adjoining restaurant. The firm has rolled out plans to build a total of 20 complexes before the end of the next year, in Greece, Turkey and Italy, as well as Spain and surrounding islands. And further openings look set to be announced in the near future, to take its portfolio to 200 hotels with around 40,000 rooms, making it one of the top 40 largest hotel groups in the world. In an official statement, a spokesperson said: “Next year we will add three more managed hotels as we accelerate our ambitions to take on more management contracts for hotels around the Mediterranean.”

LAWYERS with the Spanish government and prosecutors have both submitted different requests for sentences for 18 defendants due to stand trial in connection with last year’s Catalan independence vote. The State Advocacy office accused the defendants of sedition in its pre-trial submissions to the Supreme Court, which is due to hear the case next year. Prosecutors alleged they were guilty of the more serious charge of rebellion. The difference in jail time between the two requests is more than half in the case of some defendants. The State Advocacy office requested that former Catalan Vice President Oriol Junqueras be sentenced to 12 years in prison if found guilty. Prosecutors have asked the court to jail Junqueras for 25 years if he is convicted. Spanish government lawyers have accused the defendants of sedition because they argue that they did not attempt to get independence for Cataluña through violent means. Politicians including Prime Minister

DIFFERENT CHARGES: The defendants are being tried over last year’s Catalan independence vote. Pedro Sanchez have previously said the charge of rebellion is inappropriate and would not be appropriate in the Catalan independence case. Government lawyers also asked for smaller sentences for the other charges which include embezzlement in connection with the money used to hold the referendum. The Ministry of Justice said it was

done because it would have been impossible to hold the referendum, and thereby commit sedition, without embezzling public money Prosecutors claimed a total of €1.9 million was used to hold the referendum and argue the embezzlement charges are aggravated by the sedition charges, meaning jail terms should be longer. The case continues.

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DESECRATED: The grave of Francisco Franco has been painted red.

Tomb raider A SPANISH artist attending the 11am morning mass at the Valley of the Fallen was filmed desecrating the tomb of Spain’s exdictator, Francisco Franco last week. The incident involved a man spraying the tomb with red paint before being detained. The man was filmed kneeling down at the foot of the tomb before brandishing a spray can and painting a dove with the words ‘For Freedom.’

The graffiti artist is seen being detained by security guards and jeered by members of the liturgy while awaiting the arrival of the Guardia Civil. The man shouted: “For the reconciliation of all the Spaniards!” while being detained. According to sources, the man believed to be responsible for the desecration of the tomb is Galician artist, Enrique Tenreiro, who was taken into police custody.

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Gibraltar row PP claims officials missed Brexit ‘golden opportunity’ by Joe Gerrard MEMBERS of Spain’s conservative opposition party

have accused the governme n t o f th ro w in g a w ay a chance to assert long-standing claims over Gibraltar

following talks with Britain. Former Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo, of the Partido Popular (PP), s a id in Pa rlia me nt, current office holder Josep Borrell should have pushed for shared sovereignty over the British enclave. It comes as Spanish officials said they had wrapped up talks with Britain over Gibraltar ’s status after the latter country leaves the Europe a n U nion (EU ) ne xt year. Margallo said Spain had the c ha nc e to bring the B ritis h te rritory unde r a joint-rule arrangement during the talks. “You’ve wasted a golden opportunity,” he s a id to Borrell. Pablo Casado, leader of the PP, said Gibraltar was a ‘red line’ issue for his party. “We’re facing a historic

SOVEREIGNTY CLAIM: Spain has long disputed Britain’s rule of Gibraltar. opportunity to decolonise the last colonial enclave left in Europe after three centuries,” he told Parliament last week. Borrell said the current left-leaning Partido Socialista (PSOE) government’s pos ition w a s the s a me a s that of its PP predecessor. He added his forerunner Alfonso Dastis had dropped Spain’s sovereignty claim over Gibraltar after Brexit talks began in 2016. “The government’s policy

on Gibraltar, the negotiating strategy, even the negotiati ng t eam , i s exact l y t he same. “The PP has shifted positions by 180 degrees, you should start by acknowledging that,” he said. It comes as Borrell outl i ned t he det ai l s of t he agreement between Britain and Spain on Gibraltar after Brexit, due in March 2019. The r i ght s of ‘ f r ont i er ’ and ‘seasonal’ workers, or peopl e who l i ve i n ei t her

Spain or Gibraltar and cross t he bor der t o get t o t hei r jobs, will be protected, Borrell said. The Mi ni st er added Britain had also agreed to work with Spain on tax issues including duties on tobacco and other goods. Many issues, including the running of the enclave’s airport, remain unresolved. London and Madrid are due t o open f ur t her t al ks on a range of issues in the future.


NEWS EXTRA Policeman stabbing OFFICERS were called out in Extremadura last week after a 50-year-old off-duty Guardia Civil officer died from knife wounds in the neck and side, in a Badajoz Province town in the early hours of last Thursday.

Storm hits WINDS of up to 80 kilometres per hour have torn through a town in Andalucia’s Sevilla Province, with emergency services in La Rinconada called out for 40 incidents including toppled trees, but no-one was injured.

Father dies THE father of former Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, Mariano Rajoy Sobredo, has died in Madrid. The 97-year-old, previously worked as a judge and a politician in the Galicia Region’s Pontevedra Province.

Stone probe POLICE in Andalucia have identified a group of youths they claimed were responsible for throwing stones off a bridge onto cars in Rincon de la Victoria in Malaga Province, with one arrested and accused of road safety crimes.

Seven ill AUTHORITIES in the Madrid region have opened an investigation after seven children aged between one and three contracted salmonella in a Fuenlabrada nursery near the Spanish capital, where two of the infants have been taken to hospital for treatment.

Plant fire FIREFIGHTERS were called out to attend a furniture factory in Andalucia, following a blaze which had broken out at the plant, located on an industrial estate in the Sevilla Province town of Alcala de Guadaira. There have been no reported injuries.

THE amount of Yemeni refugees who applied for asylum in Spain has risen since last year, with 355 requests made, up to August 2018. Figures from the Spanish government show that 1 per cent of all asylum applications came from Yemeni nationals up to August this year. The proportion of requests from Yeminis stood at 0.5 per cent during

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Refugee rise the whole of 2017. The United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Refugees in Spain said the figures were not surprising due to the ‘terrible’ conditions un-

leashed by the ongoing civil war there. A total of 591 Yeminis have applied for asylum in Spain since the outbreak of the country’s civil war in

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2014. There were two requests in 2014 and 14 in the following year. Spain has granted asylum status to a total of 58 Yemini applicants since 2016, according to government data. More than 10,000 people have died since the start of the Yemen Civil War. The UN recently said the conflict had created what is currently the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

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Spanish princess makes first official speech PRINCESS LEONOR, the daughter of Spain’s King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia, marked her 13th birthday and the 40th anniversary of the Spanish constitution by making her first public speech. Standing alongside her father and watched by her mother and sister Princess Sofia, 11, the young teen read the first of 169 articles of the Carta Magna, which was approved by Spanish Parliament in 1978. Princess Leonor is next in line for the Spanish throne, and her official public appearance is a major step in her preparation to become Queen. In January, she was granted one of the country’s highest ranks of chivalry, the Order of the Golden Fleece, by her father, who was also just 13 when he made his first speech.

PRINCESS LEONOR: The future Queen with her father. During the granting of the honour, King Felipe VI told his daughter that she had a lot of challenges and responsibilities to face, but had the

support of everybody who wants the best for Spain. He added that the young princess had his ‘complete trust’.

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TURNED OUT: The girl was made to leave the centre. (stock photo)

Migrant age case by Joe Gerrard A MADRID court has ordered a centre for underage migrants to readmit a girl who was told to leave after staff claimed she had reached adulthood. Authorities are due to clarify the age of the girl, who arrived to Spain from Morocco last July. She has reportedly been in Madrid since August. Prosecutors are set to argue that the girl is legally an adult, meaning the Communidad de Madrid regional authority would not be able to offer her legal guardianship or protection. The girl had attempted to obtain protected status which would have left

her in the care of the authority. The girl, who claims to have turned 16 last June, told Spanish media she had arrived at La Linea de la Concepcion after fleeing poverty in La Patera. “An educator gave me a subway pass with three trips and the address of a hostel,” she said. The hostel was a centre for the homeless, she added. The 16-year-old said she had documents including a birth certificate which proved she was under age. She has also undergone medical tests as part of her efforts to get state protection which back up the docu-

ments, she added. A spokesperson for the Communidad de Madrid said the authority could not look after the girl if courts ruled in favour of prosecutors and decided she was legally an adult. Lourdes Reyzabal, director of the Raices Foundation which helps vulnerable children and young people, said the Moroccan girl had been left helpless after being ordered out of the hostel. “The only thing that was given to her was a document saying she was discharged. It left her unable to defend her minority age before any ordinary court,” Reyzabal said. The case continues.

Elderly women molested SPANISH POLICE force, Mossosd’Esquadra, have arrested a teenager, 16, for allegedly assaulting and molesting six women, each around 80 years old. The alleged sexual assaults took place in Olot, Girona, according to police sources. Mossos report that a spate of incidents occurred between August 7 and October 10 in dark corners and alleys in the city. Over the course of three months Mossos received complaints from six separate elderly women who each described the alleged attacker as a young man.

Each of the women described similar distinctive physical characteristics when asked about the alleged attacker. The victims all claimed to have been touched and each woman alleged that the young man took advantage of secluded places to expose himself. After a Mossos investigation based on the victims’ accounts, a suspect was arrested last Friday night at around 8pm. The teenage suspect has since been released pending the summons of the Juvenile Prosecutor’s Office of Girona.


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ONE in five Spanish people feel their culture is superior to others, the lowest amount of any country in Europe according to a new study. The Pew Research Centre’s report, which measured countries’ attitudes to culture, social issues and religion, also found that Spain was among the most accepting of minority faiths in Europe. It ranked lower, but still relatively high on a scale of how important Europeans believed Christianity was for their national identity, according to the same study. The Pew Research Centre said their study showed an eastern/western European divide across most of the issues surveyed. “The Iron Curtain that once divided Europe may be long gone, but the continent today is split by stark differences in public attitudes,” the Centre said. The Pew Research Centre surveyed almost 56,000 adults across 34 European countries on a range of issues between 2015 and 2017. The study found that the Spanish were the least cultur-

Culture study Spanish ‘least culturally superior in Europe’ CREDIT: Shutterstock

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TOLERANT: The Spanish are generally accepting of other cultures. ally chauvinistic people in Europe. A total of 20 per cent of Spanish respondents said their culture was not perfect

but was superior to others. Spain came ahead of all other surveyed countries including Russia, at 69 per cent,

Norway, 58 per cent, Britain, 46 per cent and Germany, 45 per cent. Greece, Georgia and Ar-

menia topped the list of the countries where people felt m ost cul t ur al l y super i or with 89, 85 and 84 per cent


respectively. Spain came sixth behind the Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Belgium on a poll of whether their citizens would accept Muslims or Jews into their family. Some 74 per cent of Spanish people said they would. The country came behind Britain, France and Sweden on a scale of how many people felt being Christian made them more truly a part of their nation. Around 38 per cent of Spanish people said the religion was very or somewhat important to their national identity. Spain came fifth out of the countries surveyed on support for same-sex marriage with 77 per cent in favour. Around 72 per cent of Spanish people believed abortion should be legal. Faith was also found to be on the wane in Spain. A total of 22 per cent of Spanish people said religion was ‘very important’ in their lives, and 23 per cent said they went to services at least once a month.

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Phone and travel concerns BRITISH expatriates and travellers could be hit with higher phones bills after the country leaves the European Union (EU) while the travel industry said Brexit was causing uncertainty for customers. Members of Parliament said there was no guarantee the British government would continue to enforce a current EU-wide ban on roaming charges after Brexit. It comes as Brittany Ferries said uncertainty over the consequences of Britain’s departure from the EU had led to travellers stalling bookings. The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) said its research showed 48 per cent of people thought travelling to the continent would become harder after Brexit. Separately, members of the House of Commons EU Scrutiny Committee said users of British phones should think carefully before using their devices on the continent. “It is probable that roaming charges, abolished within the EU, will return and that even where they do not, increased wholesale roaming costs incurred by British providers may be passed onto their consumers indirectly,” the committee said.

Deal hopes and plans

BREXIT EXTRA Tourism meeting THE head of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) Mark Tanzer met with Francisco Javier Fernandez, tourism spokesperson for the southern Spanish region of Andalucia, last Tuesday to discuss keeping holidaymaker flows open after Brexit.

By Joe Gerrard BRITAIN’S Prime Minister has told members of her government she is confident of reaching a Brexit deal, but warned she would not accept one at any cost. Theresa May told a meeting of cabinet ministers last Tuesday questions over customs checks at the Northern Irish border continued to stall progress. Michel Barnier, the European Union’s (EU) chief Brexit negotiator, said both sides were not yet in a position to call a special summit to seal the withdrawal deal. Both sides have said around 95 per cent of the deal is closed off. Negotiators are continuing to find a way to avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic after the March 2019 leave date. British and EU officials appeared to be moving increasingly towards what is known as the ‘Norway for Now’ option to secure an arrangement for the first years after Britain’s departure.


Road drive CONFIDENT: May is working to get a deal on the Northern Irish border. Support among politicians is growing for the proposal which would see Britain remain in an EU customs union while a long term deal is thrashed out. Hardline Brexiteers fear the arrangement could see Britain continue to stick with EU trade policy permanently. John McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor, said the Labour opposition would not back a deal that

kept Britain in such an arrangement indefinitely. It comes as the Spanish government unveiled a series of measures aimed at helping the country’s businesses draw up contingency plans for Britain’s departure from the EU. Research from the KPMG accounting firm has found 31 per cent of Spanish firms have such plans and 19 per cent have begun to implement them.

A GROUP of Chinese businesspeople set off from Xi’an to drive the almost 22,000km length of the ancient Silk Road trade route to London to promote economic ties between Britain and China after Brexit.

Health fears A REPORT from the Cavendish Coalition health workers group has estimated Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) could be understaffed by up to 51,000 nurses by the time the Brexit transition period ends in 2021.


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Benidorm NEWS

Police keep the peace A CRACKDOWN by Benidorm police produced five arrests in two days in the resort’s nightlife districts. The operation involving 40 officers was the outcome of a meeting between the town’s National Police and Local Police chiefs and the town hall’s Public Safety department. Drug traffickers, muggers and petty thieves who rob tourists were in their sights as well as individuals wanted by the police or immigrants in an irregular situation. Police were also on hand to prevent fights from breaking out in the early hours of the morning. A simultaneous drugs swoop on three nightspots to

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SPECIAL OP: Law and order in pub and bar zone. deter drug-dealing resulted in proceedings against 20 people for possession. After identifying more than 100 people, police arrested five, one of whom was wanted for questioning in two law courts. Benidorm’s Public Safety councillor Lorenzo Martinez explained that the meeting last month established procedures which will be followed throughout the winter. The objective was to ‘im-

prove the perception of law and order in the bar and pub zones’ while preventing theft and drug dealing in these areas. “These operations enter into our commitment towards the public, hotels, campsites, holiday apartments and tour operators,” Martinez said, emphasising the dedication and coordination of both police forces. “They brought the results we hoped for.”


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N-332 fatality


Pitch perfect at sports ground THE football pitch at Altea’s municipal sports complex was resown over four days last month. “The process of producing a green and uniform turf took 20 days in all,” said Pere Barber, Youth and Sports councillor at Altea Town Hall.

“Regenerating the turf at the football stadium takes place during the autumn because this type of grass originates in a sub-tropical climate and this is the best time of year for replanting.” He was “most satisfied” with the result, Barber said, and confirmed that the

teams from the municipal schools and the local team, UD Altea would soon be playing on a “superb” pitch. Altea is one of the few municipalities that still has a turf football pitch, which makes the town a favourite for sports tourism in the Valencian Community.

Fiestas’ ancient prequel A L FA Z ’ S f i e s t a s b e g a n with the traditional Nit d’Albaes on the night before the official inauguration. The junior and adult fiestas queens Maia Skarveland and Shannon Louise Abbot, together with their respective

maids of honour, were the protagonists as night fell. The traditional Albaes songs which are believed to date from the 14th century and sung at night or the early hours of the morning - were performed in their honour with a procession which

began at the Fiestas’ marquee and continued through the town, visiting the homes of the girls and their attendants. The fiestas officially began the following day with the formal announcement in Calle Murcia.

A MAN of 30 died after he was run over on the N332 inside the Alfaz boundaries, while the driver was unharmed. The accident occurred just after 7pm although it is not yet clear whether the man, who was on foot, lost his life through his own carelessness or distraction.

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Charity match THE Sporting L’Alfas Cricket Club held a charity match, fielding the club’s women’s team who played against a side made up of Albir business owners. The match was preceded by drinks and snacks and all money raised was split between Alfaz’s Volunteer Association and the national cancer charity AECC.


In at the deep end THE concessionary company that runs Altea’s municipal pool is threatening to close the installation. ‘Owing to administrative issues with Altea Town Hall, the swimming pool will close on December 1’ posters announced. The concessionary’s annual funding has failed to come through owing to concerns on the part of town hall officials which Sports councillor Pere Barber said his department was trying to resolve.

All calm on the seafront THE beach season is over for Albir, where the lifesaving service finished last month. “There were no serious incidents and the green flag flew on the Albir beach most of the time,” announced Alfaz’s Beaches councillor Rocio Guijarro. The lifesavers were needed on 13 occasions for minor incidents, she pointed out: “We had neither jellyfish nor Levante storms and we only hoisted the red flag on four days owing to heavy seas and three times for

electric storms.” The councillor also praised the maritime patrols carried out jointly by the Generalitat, and the Alfaz, Altea and Benidorm town halls along the Sierra Helada national park’s coastline. “The lifesaving service recommences at Easter and we are already working on next year’s compaign,” Guijarro said, stressing the importance of tourism as a generator of work and income in the municipality.


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Votes needed for local tree ALFAZ Town Hall hopes Marina Baja residents will vote for the Foia Brell carob as Spain’s Tree of the Year. As recently reported in the Euro Weekly News, the winner will represent Spain in the European Tree of the Year contest to find Europe’s ‘most loveable’ tree. Alfaz’s tree in Foia Brell between the Carbonera and Cautivador districts is 800 years old and the biggest and oldest carob in the Valencian Community. “We need the votes of everyone in Alfaz and we’re also asking for votes from our neighbours in adjoining municipalities so that our tree can go up in the listings,” said Alfaz’s mayor Vicente Arques who recently visited the monumental tree accompanied by Environment councillor Rocio Guijarro.

The object of the competition is not to find the oldest, most beautiful or biggest tree, but one with an interesting history and a place in the community. The carob is close to the hearts of the local population, as its huge crop of pods and beans fed both humans and animals in the lean years after the Civil War. Compared with the results obtained by some of the other candidates so far, the Foia de Brell carob tree will have to do some catching up, but votes can be cast until midnight on November 23. Voting on the vota-arbol-del-ano-en-espana-2019/ website is easy, Guijarro explained and requires only a valid email address with no need to register.

Ideal base for volunteer meetings ALFAZ recently hosted the annual assembly of Alliance, an international network of voluntary associations. The organisation coordinates more than 17,000 young volunteers worldwide and 100 representatives from Europe, America, Asia and Africa attended the meeting. Ignacio Gonzalez, president of De Amicitia, which organised the event, said the assembly had laid the foundations for improving international volunteer projects through continuous monitoring and assessment processes.

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Campaign trail SANTOS PASTOR was named the PSOE party’s mayoral candidate in Calpe for the upcoming municipal and regional elections next May. His campaign manager will be Marco Bittner who only days ago was defeated by Pastor during the primaries held to choose the socialist candidates who will head the voting lists in each town.


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CALPE’S Cucarres, Marisol Park, Los Almendros and Maryvilla urbanisations now have banks of postboxes Deliveries are guaranteed after Correos announced that there would be no deliveries in residential areas without groups of postboxes. Householders in these residential areas can apply to rent a postbox at the Citi-

zens’ Attention Office on the ground floor at the town hall. They will need to sign a Statement of Responsibility and produce proof of ownership or use of the property, usually the Land Registry’s Nota Simple or an IBI rates receipt. It will also be necessary to pay €120 to cover the cost

of renting the postbox for 15 years. The town hall, conscious of the difficulties involved, handled all the arrangements. Municipal sources explained the situation was complicated owing to the large number of postboxes involved and the fact that many propertyowners are foreign residents who are often absent.

Conversation piece COSMOS 62 was conceived as sculptor Andreu Alfaro’s ‘dialogue’ with the Peñon de Ifach. The polished brass structure which was acquired by the Valencia’s Modern Art Institute (IVAM) in 1992, will now be ceded to Calpe for a minimum of five years. The town hall will install the sculpture on one of the new N-332 roundabouts that give access to the town, and spend €25,000 on restoring the work.


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Diversionary tactics for Moraira stream IN January 2017, Teulada Town Hall asked the regional government to divert the Barranco de Moraira stream. The stream crosses the centre of Moraira below ground and the request was first made following storms which caused damage throughout the Costa Blanca. The town hall initiative was intended to prevent future flooding, but the PSOE, Ciudadanos and Compromis opposition parties saw no pressing need to divert the stream and did not back the proposal. The Partido Popular which controls the town hall, maintains that the project is necessary to prevent a repetition of 2007 when the stream, swollen by heavy rain, flooded the Les Sorts car park. Above all, the town hall was - and still is - anxious to prevent the subterranean stream from bursting through to the surface and triggering

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MORAIRA: Stream crosses the town centre below ground. disasters like those that took lives in Mallorca and Malaga last month. Another request was put

through in January to construct a channel cutting across the Barranco to divert it upstream. The town hall also wants to carry out improvements along the course of Las Fonts stream. The PSOE and Compromis councillors claimed that diverting the Barranco is an electoral strategy with an eye to next year’s municipal elections, although the town hall has pointed out that the original request was made in 2017 and repeated last January.

FIVE new paddle-tennis courts were recently inaugurated at the Teulada-Moraira municipal sports centre, bringing the total up to eight. Declaring the courts open, local mayor Carlos Linares said the courts were a necessary addition, owing to the popularity of paddle-tennis and the number of residents and visitors who practised the sport.

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Just the ticket


FURTHER education students from Teulada-Moraira have until the end of November to apply for travel grants. These are dependent on the family income and the students, who must have completed their 2017-2018 course, and also be able to demonstrate that there is no nearby educational centre where they could carry out the same studies.

TEULADA-MORAIRA has be e n re c ognis e d by UNICEF as a child-friendly community (CAI). Teulada-Moraira is one of the eight Valencian Community towns and cities that recently received CAI status. The inclusion of Alcoy, A lz ira , C a s te llon de la Plana, Picassent, La Pobla de Farnals, La Vall d’Uixo a nd J a ve a , a s w e ll a s Teulada-Moraira, brings a regional total of 14 communities. All are committed to ensuring that children in their communities are valued, respected and treated fairly. Their voices, needs and priorities are listened to and taken into consideration regarding regulations, policies, budget, and all decisions likely to affect them.

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Official childfriendly status

CHILD-FRIENDLY: Teulada-Moraira children have places to play and enjoy themselves. Children have access to quality social services with the right to live in c le a n, safe surroundings and the opportunity to enjoy family life with places to play and enjoy themselves. The c e re mony, w he re

each town receives its offici al r ecogni t i on, wi l l be

hel d on Novem ber 27 i n Oviedo (Asturias).

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OPERA HOUSE: Free visits to the Reina Sofia centre for conservatoire pupils.

Opportunity for young musicians THE director of the Mestre Berenguer Conservatoire in Teulada, Fany Banuls, recently visited Valencia City, invited by Concerts Costa Blanca. She was accompanied by Conservatoire pupil, Maria Escales, to a performance of Puccini’s Turandot at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía. The visit marked the start of Concerts Costa Blanca’s collaboration with the Mestre Berenguer centre, inviting two conservatoire pupils each time that the group arranges an opera or concert visit. The music school thanked Concerts Costa Blanca for such a generous gesture and in particular the important work carried out by Wilhelmina Hardee.

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No train today


Get in on the acting bug TEULADA-MORAIRA’S municipal Theatre School has started a new term. As they do each year, the Theatre School classes held in the Salon de Actos function room at Teulada-Moraira’s town hall began in October and continues until June 2019. Because of the increased demand and numbers it has been necessary to split the pupils into age groups, so classes for the youngest children are

UNEIX, an official Generalitat report which admitted that Marina Alta communications were flawed, omitted to give a date for reopening Line 9 between Calpe and Teulada. This was originally scheduled for late 2018, but could be delayed until 2019 or 2020 owing to unforeseen problems with modernising the Quisi viaduct in Benissa.

THEATRE SCHOOL: Pupils from last year.

held between 5pm and 6pm and older children from 6.30pm until 8pm. Classes for adults take place between 8pm and 9.30pm. Pupils work on improvisation techniques, diction and expression, together with movement and body control, teamwork and projecting personality onstage. At the end of the eight-month course, each group will perform a play corresponding to the

level that they have reached. Participants will learn how to act alone and as a team, and over time they will acquire the ability to act with spontaneity, respect, depth and creativity. This is a practical course, based on acting techniques, expressive movement and projecting the voice. Classes will be focused on the needs of the group whose members will choose the type of

project that they wish to work on and explore. Where possible, the drama students will take part in events including Culture Week, events at Christmas and the Medieval Fair. Those interested in taking part in the classes should contact the Youth Department at TeuladaMoraira Town Hall, 965 740 158 extension 1804 or 608 243 326, or at the juventud@teulada email address.

A chilly morning’s fishing THE Teulada-Moraira Fishing Club recently held the eighth match of the winter league programme. On this occasion they fished the B3 section of the River Jucar in the neighbouring Valencia Province. The water temperature had dropped to a chilly 15 degrees, but conditions looked favourable and members en-

joyed a mixed day with varying catches. Steve Hartwell topped the leader board with a 12.7 kilo total, but the catch of the day went to Graham Sewell who managed to land a magnificent carp that weighed 7.45 kilos. In all, members caught 32 carp that weighed in at 69.27 kilos.

The club is always happy to welcome new members and anyone without match fishing experience will be given assistance and advice from more experienced members. For further information contact Frank Povey on 966 490 338 or email or call Ray Craig on 966 492 083.


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Good clean fun FROM today (Thursday) until Saturday in Alcalali, Careline Theatre presents Dirty Dusting, about three elderly cleaning ladies who run a telephone sex line after being made redundant. Curtain up at 8pm, tickets are €12 with 10 per cent discount for pre-paid bookings of 10 or more. Contact the Box Office (605 181 726) or email


Communication and integration JAVEA Town Hall’s Civic Punt, attached to the Social Services department, is organising free Spanish classes for immigrants. The initiative which was introduced last year, was so well-received that the classes at the Civic Punt office will be held twice a week - on Mondays and Thursdays - to meet demand. The language course was introduced to encourage non-Spanish residents to integrate in Javea, particularly in the Arenal district by en-

abling them to communicate on a day-to-day level, Civic Punt sources explained. All places have been taken, but those interested in attending the classes can leave their details at the Civic Punt office in Calle San Tropez in Arenal between 9.30am and 3pm. Should a vacancy arise, the office will then be able to contact them.

WELL-RECEIVED: Spanish classes are popular with Arenal residents.

A date to look forward to MONTGO CHORALE will hold their Christmas concert at 5pm in the Loreto Church in Javea Port on Sunday, December 9. Under the direction of Jan Dewland, the choir will be singing traditional and wellloved carols - some with audience participation - as well as extracts from Bach’s Christmas Concerto, and items from Handel’s Messiah. No booking is required but it is important to arrive in good time as seats go fast. As is the custom, there will be a retiring collection in aid of Caritas, the charity that does such important work supporting local families in need. For any further information, please contact Jan Dewland on 965 770 973 or by emailing her at

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Not wanted JAVEA residents demanded that the town hall prevented the installation of a petrol station in Avenida Palmela. The site is near the Trenc d’Alba school and a children’s playground and, citing a World Health Organisation report, they claimed that high levels of benzene in the area could provoke cancer, anaemia, malformations and immune system disorders.

HANDOVER: Finds returned after 20-year absence.

MARQ brings local treasures home THE Soler Blasco museum in Javea has recovered an important number of items from MARQ, Alicante City’s archaeological museum. In 1998, Javea ceded the Coleccion Marina 95 to Jorge Soler, archaeologist and curator of MARQ’s Prehistoric Era section, to be studied and catalogued, and the findings later published. The collection comprises finds from 60 sites, practically all of them located in the Marina Alta, that cover a wide timescale. According to Joaquim Bolufer, director of the

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Javea museum, the most important part of the collection belongs to the period between 4,000 and 2,000BC with finds from the Marina Alta caves and burial sites. Last year, MARQ finally published a 584-page volume entitled New Information on pre-history in the Marina Alta which was co-ordinated by Soler and Josep Casabo. The Soler Blasco museum is now working on a project to display the returned items in Javea and as an itinerant exhibition.


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THERE is strong opposition to plans for rotation parking in Javea’s Old Town and Duanes de la Mar districts. The town hall hopes to free up parking for customers visiting local shops and businesses, but irate Duanes residents and business-owners in the port area were not slow to react. They presented 732 signatures, expressing ‘total disconformity’ with parking restrictions in Avenida Jaume I and Plaza Adolfo Suarez. Displaying cards designed like clocks, drivers must position the hands at the time they leave their vehicle. For those without cards, the Local Police will issue a note specifying the time, which will be left on the dashboard. Staying longer than an hour will mean an €80 fine, reduced to €50 for prompt payment, and officers will be on the lookout for drivers who change the hands on their clock-card or the time on the note.

Lighting up time Photo credit: Javea Players

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LIGHT FANTASTIC: Javea Players with the donation.

THE theatre company Javea Players, donated professional stage lighting to Javea Town Hall. This amateur group composed of British residents, wished to co-operate with the Department of Culture, headed by Quico Moragues, and improve the lighting for theatre and other productions at the Casa de Cultura. Javea Players hope that all of the associations and performers who use the Casa de Cultura, especially the theatre groups, would enjoy using the lighting, they told Moragues. The Players also took the opportunity to talk with the councillor, thanking him for his department’s support and discussing their forthcoming production of My Fair Lady, in March.

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Times past THE underwater telegraph cable between Ibiza and the Spanish mainland was laid by the British ship SS Stella, reaching Javea in September 1860. The original equipment and other items are now displayed at the restored Casa del Cable telegraph office in an exhibition organised by the Marina Alta Meridia Zero association and Javea’s Soler Blasco Museum.


ANDREA ESCORTELL RIBES, Ines Mut Villanueva, Amelia Gonzalez Algaba recently represented Spain in the Technovation Challenge 2018. The challenge, which was held in San Francisco, encourages girls aged between 10 and 18 to take an interest in science, technology and entrepreneurship, using their skills to solve a community problem. The three local girls, who attend the Maria Inmaculada school in J avea, a n d a r e a g e d 1 4 an d 1 5 , w ere t h e su b j e c t o f th e la te s t X abia T I C t a l k e n titled T h e story of three Javea girls in

Silicon Valley. The audience at the Soler Blasco museum heard how, in barely fiv e mo n th s , th e girls ha d prog ramme d a mo bile phone a pp named Join Us. This app was developed to help combat the loneliness experienced b y man y eld erly pe ople but a s they were over 14, the three girls also needed a business plan. This had to demonstrate that the a p p w o u ld b e via ble w hile a n aly s in g co mp e tition in the same field, the plan’s financial s u s tain ab ility, the mis s ion itself and their vision of the enterprise.

Thanks to the Join Us project, the three girls were named the Valencian community’s senior finalists, pitting then against more than 19,000 girls who entered the international competition. In San Francisco they were named one of the six best teams in the competition, the first time that a Spa nis h te a m ha s e ve r progressed so far in the Technovation challenge. The thre e girls w e re invite d to Silic on Va lle y, introduc e d to girls from othe r c ountrie s and cultures and visited technological pioneers like Google and Nvidia.

Photo credit: Colegio Maria Inmaculada, Javea (Facebook)

Three out of 19,000

APP WINNERS: The three Javea girls in San Francisco.

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Helping hand ALSA bus-drivers are loading passengers’ luggage for them at Denia bus station, owing to the design of the new terminus. They do this so that the public do not have to walk into the road to stow their cases and bags in the far side of the baggage compartment, and risk being run over.


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ANTI-HATE FORUM: Denia mayor Vicent Grimalt with Forum members.

Tackling hate crime DENIA recently hosted the regional Forum on hate crime and discrimination. The two-day seminar was organised by Denia’s Public Safety and Mobility department in collaboration w ith the Va le nc ia n O bs e rva tory against LGTBIphobia and the Diversitat Association.

The Forum’s target audience were the country’s police forces, judges, public prosecutors, lawyers and social services professionals, together with specialist groups and collectives. Topics discussed included judicial action against hate crime, and the help which the Anti-LGTBIphobia

Observatories provides for victims in Valencia, Madrid and Cataluña. The two days of talks and discussions included a round table with the participation of police experts in the fight against racism, xenophobia, hatred of the poor, LGTBIphobia and other expressions of discriminatory violence.

Have a say in municipal spending FOR the second consecutive year, Denia residents can decide how part of the 2019 municipal Budget is spent. The town hall has allocated €200,000 for projects suggested by local residents who ha ve until N ove mbe r 21 t o put f or war d ideas. These should come within areas where the town hall is able and authorised to act, and should be ‘viable, specific and economically attainable.’ Meetings with the councillors assigned to e a c h ne ighbourhood be gan ear l i er t hi s month, with the next scheduled for Baix la Mar today (Thursday), at 8pm in the Youth Centre.

Ther e wi l l be anot her m eet i ng at t he Yout h Cent r e on Monday, f or Les Marines residents at 8pm. Oest-Campament residents also have a m eet i ng at Edi f i ci o Les Por t el l es on Tuesday at 8pm. The Saladar meeting is next Wednesday, and wi l l be hel d at t he Social Centre at 8pm. Another meeting for La Faroleta-Diana residents will be on November 22, also at 8pm. Residents who have earlier meetings or cannot attend, may hand in their suggestions at l’Espai de Participacio de les Portelles in Calle Pare Pere 17.


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THE WEEK IN POLITICS By Joe Gerrard BUDGET plans for next year looked increasingly fragile this week after the ruling left leaning Partido Socialista (PSOE) were facing calls to salvage parliamentary support that appears to be jeopardised. The government has attempted to create a loose coalition composed of the PSOE, its leftist allies Podemos and smaller, regionalist parties to get the budget through Parliament. The PSOE has 84 seats in the lower house of Parliament, the Congress of Deputies, and relies on support from other parties to pass legislation. That pact seemed to be endangered this week after one party, the pro-independence Catalan European Democrat Party (PDeCAT) announced it would not back the spending plans. PDeCAT senator Josep Lluis Cleries said it was impossible to support the bud-

Budget pact strain

UNDER PRESSURE: Montero is working to win over smaller parties. get. His comments came after prosecutors and Spanish government lawyers submitted jail term requests to courts for 18 defendants due to be tried over last year ’s independence push. Maria Jesus Montero, the government’s Finance Minister, said on Tuesday she was working ‘intensely’ to secure backing for the budget.

“We are in negotiations with some parties and we will continue with them,” Montero said. She appealed to politicians from all parties to contribute to the talks but added the government would not be ‘blackmailed.’ Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias, who agreed budget plans with Prime Minister

Pedro Sanchez last month, said early elections could take place if smaller parties refused to back the proposals. “It would not be very sensible to try and maintain the current legislature if there is no budget agreement. “The government should try a little harder to get the backing of these parties. If they don’t it is more than possible there will be early elections next year,” Iglesias said. The PSOE need to pass the budget if they are to have any chance of remaining in power for the rest of the current parliamentary term which ends in 2020. Sanchez has repeatedly ruled out bringing the vote forward. If more parties refuse to back the budget and if the conservative Partido Popular (PP) tries to block it, Sanchez may be forced to hold a vote.

Far right rising A PREVIOUSLY little-known far right political party has begun to hit the headlines after around 9,000 people attended one of its rallies in Madrid. Vox, led by Santiago Abascal and founded in 2013, has attempted to out-right the Partido Popular (PP), traditionally the leading force on the Spanish right. Abascal said the party defends constitutional order, the unity of Spain, the centralisation of the state and advocates tougher migration laws. It has also come out strongly against separatist movements in Cataluña and elsewhere. Opponents of Vox claim that it courts sympathisers of former dictator Francisco Franco (Falangists), fascists and neo-Nazis. Current polling gives Vox the support of 1.5 per cent of voters which would translate to one seat in the Congress of Deputies, five times its support last January. Spanish far-right movements have up until now failed to attract much support outside a base of hardcore support, in contrast to their equivalents in Italy, Austria and Sweden. A turnout of 9,000 at the Madrid rally may show the far-right is beginning to make inroads into the Spanish political mainstream. Poll tracker: Partido Socialista (PSOE): 25%, 105 seats Partido Popular (PP): 22.2%, 92 seats Ciudadanos: 21.3%, 74 seats Unidos Podemos: 17.5%, 56 seats Result: PSOE largest party, no overall control.

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New court success: Money lost from off-plan purchases Construcciones Monte Puchol SL ONCE again in today’s article, we want to inform our readers of a new court success, which will give hope to those who purchased an offplan property from the developer Construcciones Monte Puchol SL. This company, like many others, became involved several years ago in the construction of new properties, selling off-plan, which never were finished - and in many cases were not even started - in the area of the Costa Blanca, Alicante, at the Marina Alta, mainly in the municipality of Lliber. In addition, this developer was involved in a scandal which affected its legal representative and a person that used to be the mayor, as well as the municipal architect of the municipality of Lliber. Following an investigation, it was concluded that this developer obtained building licences from the town hall, in

Carlos Baos We can help you.

exchange for bribes and payments in cash, which ended in criminal proceedings against those involved. Many of these licences, which were actually to build new houses, and sometimes also for the construction of small developments with several buildings, were granted by the municipality supposedly for the reconstruction of ruined property, when in reality the works that were executed and being allowed by the town hall, as already exposed in the media, were actually much larger and more expensive constructions. Although this developer was declared insolvent, meaning that it was not possible to

recover payments made by prospective purchasers, our firm was able to recover the money paid by our client, Mr J, an expatriate who made an advance payment of €28,000 into the account that the developer had with the bank, Bankinter. Therefore, despite the insolvency of Construcciones Monte Puchol SL, Bankinter has been instructed by the court of first instance of Denia nº2, in its ruling of 7/9/2018, to return the money delivered by my client, because the bank knew that the developer sold properties offplan and received payments on account to the developer’s account in this bank. According to the applicable law 57/68, the bank should have opened a special account and checked that all money paid by the buyers into said bank account was used only for the construction work and not for any other uses.

Likewise, it had to make sure according to the aforementioned law, that all the money paid by the buyers, like our client, was protected by way of a bank guarantee or an insurance policy, in case the developer, as actually happened, could not finish the work. Since the bank did not fulfil these obligations, it has been told by the court to refund to our client the money paid by them, together with interest as well as the costs and expenses of the court process. If you have lost money in the purchase of a property offplan with this developer or any other, contact us and we will help you. We are experts who will only charge you if you win and get your money refunded. The information provided in this article is not intended to be legal advice, but merely conveys general information related to legal issues.

Carlos Baos (Lawyer) - White & Baos - Tel: +34 966 426 185 - Email: - White & Baos 2018 - All Rights Reserved.

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CAT’S GREAT! Anna receives the donation from Gary.

STEP BY STEP: Gary and the walkers who raised €2,034 for the AECC.

Giving generously GIVING4GIVING has recently made two large donations. On Sunday, the charity donated €1,000 to a walk in Finestrat village in aid of the AECC (Spanish Association Against Cancer). Victoria Curtis from the Finestrat Town Hall organised the event with members from the Health department. The walkers had a great day and raised a total of €2,034 for the AECC. Earlier in the week, Giving4Giving also made

a donation to Mascotas (Gatami). This further €1,000 donation will be used for medical treatment, neutering and food for homeless cats and kittens. Mascotas are always willing to accept donations of wet and dry cat food in order to continue their good work. In addition, Giving4Giving always need volunteers. If you would like to volunteer some hours of your time, pleae call Gary on 603 137 697.


LIFT OFF: Roscosmos said the launch could go ahead on Dec 3.

Russia plots new ISS space launch A ROCKET carrying Russian cosmonauts may take off for the International Space Station next month after a failed launch in October, the Roscosmos space agency has said. The agency added the launch could take place on December 3, with the crew due back on Earth on December 20. A Russian cosmonaut and an astronaut from the United States (US) made an emergency landing on October 11.

Putin rights pledge PRESIDENT Vladimir Putin has said that he will defend the rights of his fellow nationals abroad after claiming ‘aggressive nationalism’ abroad has stoked anti-Russian feeling. Putin added he would use all international mechanisms to protect Russian expatriates. The country’s Rossotrudnichestvo body estimates there are around 30 million Russians living overseas.

Britain scrambles jets BRITAIN’S Royal Air Force scrambled fighter jets last week after a plane suspected of belo n g i n g t o R u ssia w a s d e te c te d in

British airspace. A Ministry of Defence spokesperson said the Typhoon jets were scrambled as a ‘precautionary measure’ and added there was no threat to British airspace at any time during the incident.

Ukraine ‘wives’ claim UKRAINIAN security officials have alleged that Russia and Donetsk and Luhansk rebels have attempted to recruit soldiers’ wives for spying. Officials with Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) claimed Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) was working with the rebels to place pressure on the women to inform on their husbands.

NGO prisoner figures A HUMAN rights NGO has claimed the number of political prisoners has doubled in Russia over the last year. The Memorial Human Rights Centre, one of oldest organisations of its kind in Russia, said in its annual list there were now 195 people jailed for political reasons. There are 115 new inmates, with 37 prisoners released.

Hallow-wars THE arrival of Halloween in Russia last week also saw calls from conservative and religious groups to ban the celebration. Duma member Vitaly Milonov said the day amounted to ‘dark Celtic death worship,’ while a Moscow priest said it was celebrated by ‘brainless people.’ Russia’s state media also quoted a Moscow State University psychologist who claimed costumes caused revellers to ‘lose touch with reality.’

SCARED: Some want Halloween banned.

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TOWERING TRIBUTE: Around 10,000 torches have been lit outside the Tower of London.

Remembering those who gave their today for your tomorrow By Tom Woods THIS year marks a poignant century since the First World War ended and fittingly, both Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday fall on November 11. Armistice Day honours the signing of the agreement between the Allies and Germany at 11am on November 11, 1918 to cease hostilities: the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Although fighting continued in some areas, the truce effectively brought an end to four years of brutal warfare. As a result, it is an important tradition to pause our busy daily lives at 11am on November 11 to remember those killed in the two World Wars as well

as those in the armed forces who have been killed or injured since 1945. Germany, exhausted by war and with a nation of hungry citizens, reluctantly accepted the terms. On November 10 the Queen will attend a Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall, hosted by the Royal British Legion. The next day she will attend a special service at Westminster Abbey in the company of German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and of course take her place at the Cenotaph commemoration at 11am with various other royals, politicians and members of the armed forces. Last year, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh watched proceedings from a balcony for the first time,

DURING the First World War, poppies grew on the battlefields, particularly in Flanders, Belgium. This inspired the well-known poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ by John McRae, which he wrote in May 3, 1915 and was first published in December of the same

and Prince Charles instead took on the mantle and laid the wreath. Appropriately, it was announced earlier this year that families of First World War veterans will be allowed to march past the Cenotaph to honour the sacrifice of their loved ones. Normally 10,000 people are permitted to take part in the annual march, but in light of this particularly significant year, an extra 10,000 places will be made available to those with an emotional connection to the Great War. After the Second World War, many countries changed the name of the day from Armistice Day to Remembrance Day, while the US chose to call it Veterans Day and made it a federal holiday.

Poppy history

In 1915, Canadian doctor Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae was inspired by the sight of poppies growing in battle-scarred fields to write the famous poem ‘In Flanders Fields.’ Before long, poppies made their way to the UK and became the symbol of the Royal British Legion when it was formed in 1921. This year ’s Poppy Appeal is unsurprisingly the biggest ever and the Legion hopes to raise £50 million (€56 million) for service men and women, veterans and their families. As part of Laurence Binyon’s poem ‘For the Fallen’ so rightly says: “They shall not grow old, as we who are left grow old.”

year. Since then, poppies have become a way to remember those who have lost their lives in war, and the money raised from selling them goes towards war veterans and their families who have been adversely affected by conflict.


British Embassy and Consulates unite in remembrance THIS Sunday, the British Embassy in Madrid and Consulates across Spain will mark the centenary of the Armistice by taking part in solemn acts of remembrance. They will also be giving thanks for the end of the war, for peace and for those who were fortunate enough to return to their families. This year, the British and German governments are promoting a special programme of bell ringing as a symbolic way of commemorating the end of war and conveying the importance of peace. In London, President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will lay a wreath at the Cenotaph on behalf of the German people in a historic act of reconciliation. It will be the first time a German leader will lay a wreath at the ceremony and the act marks the significance of the centenary, 100 years after the guns fell silent on the Western Front. Bells will be rung at many churches in Spain and the bilateral collaboration is also being marked in other ways. Britain’s Ambassador to Spain Simon Manley, and Germany’s equivalent Ambassador Wolfgang Dold will give readings at the Remembrance Day service at St George’s Church in Madrid. Ambassador Manley will also attend an event at the German Ambassador’s residence with the historian Dr RobertBenjamin Gerwarth entitled: ‘Cien años después, ¿por qué Europa no encontró la paz después de la Primera Guerra Mundial?’ (100 years after. Why has Europe not found peace after the First World War?). Ambassador Manley said: “As we remember the fallen on November 11, it is important to reflect on the importance of reconciliation and explore how, especially at a time when some seek to provoke discord and intolerance, we can build bridges where others want to build walls. “As Europeans, we are bound together by our values, our shared memories of the continent’s history and our common aspirations for peace, security and prosperity.” Credit: Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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PROMOTING PEACE: Ambassador Simon Manley is keen to build bridges.




Money worries A FRAGMENTED Spanish parliament in which the government controls fewer than a quarter of the seats in generating uncertainty over economic policy, the central bank’s governor has said. Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has struggled to gain parliamentary approval for next year’s budget, and said he may compromise on plans for more ambitious spending in order to secure its passage. Spain’s economy has grown steadily ever in recent years, but economists warn it may have passed its peak.

€5 Billion

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Minimum wage row THE head of Spain’s Central Bank has slammed the country’s recent 22 per cent minimum wage increase, claiming thousands of young people will lose their jobs as a result. Banco de España chairman Pablo Hernandez de Cos has openly criticised the ruling socialist p a r t y ’s d e c i s i o n t o p u t S p a i n ’s minimum wage up from €735 to €900. The seasoned economist said that the salary rise would slash 0.8 per cent of jobs in Spain and “have

by Tom Woods the opposite effect to that intended of hindering those we want to help most, young people.” Of the 19.5 million people registered as employed in Spain, that percentage amounts to 150,000 jobs. Previous minimum wage increases in Spain were of 8 per cent in 2017 and 4 per cent in 2018, but Hernandez de Cos claims that employers’ obligations to pay considerably more will make them fire

their least productive workers. According to the economist, the most effective way of protecting these vulnerable workers is by tackling the job market’s excessive temporary work demand as well as high turnovers and shift work exploitation. The Spanish government’s €900 new minimum wage will add up to €12,600 a year for those who earn it, as it is traditional in Spain for workers to receive two bonus salaries in the summer and at Christmas.

SPAIN is ready to cooperate with Pakistan in expanding their bilateral trade with an emphasis on food processing and tourism development, said Miguel Pena, the country’s Economic and Commercial Attaché. In a recent visit to the Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI), he said Spain had made excellent progress in the industrial sector, while 90 million tourists visited the country last year. Mr Pena said the volume of bilateral trade stands at $1.1 billion (€0.96 billion).

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Bank boost BANCO Sabadell has announced that it has agreed to help finance local wind turbine manufacturer Norvento’s 128 MW of wind projects in the autonomous community of Galicia, although a specific amount has not been disclosed.

CASA COOK: Spain is a big part of Thomas Cook’s expansion plans. HOLIDAY operator Thomas Cook has announced that it plans to open 20 of its own hotels by the end of 2019, including six in Spain. According to its strategic plan, the company aims to be providing 40,000 hotel rooms from 200 hotels, and to become a leading player in the hotel industry. New openings include Spain’s first Casa Cook hotel and the first family Casa Cook, as well as seven youthfocused Cook’s Club hotels. These youth or millennial-

centred hotels will feature escape rooms, VR gaming, rage rooms and private discos, as well as street food dining and a poolside cocktail bar. One of the ‘key assets’ is Casa Cook Ibiza, a 189-room hotel that will open next summer, the first of two new Casa Cook properties. Thomas Cook, which pioneered the package holiday concept, has also confirmed that it has removed nine hotels from its portfolio which did not meet brand quality standards.

Cheap deals ONLINE platforms for the purchase or rent of secondhand products, eg eBay, Wallapop or Vibbo, were the most used websites by Spanish internet users in the second quarter of 2018, according to the National Commission of Markets.

Sales soar SPANISH giant Inditex, the world’s biggest fashion retail group, trebled its profits last year across its 23 Irish stores, recording an 18 per cent increase in sales, hitting almost €136 million of sales revenues.

IAG investment gets lift off IAG (International Consolidated Airlines Group) is to raise its net capital investment to an average of €2.6 billion per year up to 2023. The owner of Iberia, British Airways and Aer Lingus also expects seat capacity to grow by 6 per cent annually, which will help to boost profits. This is likely to be the driving factor be-

hind a hike in cost estimates, along with the recent rise in fuel prices. IAG is confident of continuing strong returns for its shareholders, as highlighted by the healthy figures of its airlines. In addition, the company expects underlying earnings to average €7.2 billion per annum over the next five years, bettering its previous forecast of €6.5 billion.

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% CHG. NET VOL 0.54 24,125.60 -0.51 19,411.85 -0.73 5,799.89 -2.99 9,468.50 -1.67 8,160.92 -0.94 16,854.27 1.23 72,612.11 -1.62 17,126.04 0.27 30,095.34 0.76 76,668.50 0.58 5,465.79 0.92 4,692.87 -0.20 5,854.76 -0.08 34,028.51 -0.13 7,625.44 -0.72 106,998.88 -2.29 7,671.63 1.11 26,258.32 -1.77 8,722.01 -0.22 8,419.93 0.61 8,187.77 0.63 24,355.04 -0.44 6,360.99 0.04 19,108.66 -0.23 6,488.76 0.46 64,215.59 -0.77 4,472.88 4.78 7,844.79 0.57 16,065.61 0.28 4,959.14 -1.07 12,346.04 1.80 6,497.93 0.12 45,215.28 0.03 73,415.10 -1.42 5,528.53 -0.90 8,952.76 -0.37 5,147.99 -0.49 128,754.22 0.91 12,180.68 -0.28 7,960.47 -0.06 8,497.78 0.14 24,968.83 -2.00 9,074.25 -1.47 7,701.68 0.42 6,269.58 -1.12 4,511.16 -0.54 5,939.54 -1.27 5,605.34 0.05 6,348.40 -0.23 15,353.12



Lloyds Banking Group ORD 59.39 London Stock Exchange Grp 4,275.50 Micro Focus International 1,250.25 Marks & Spencer Group 303.25 Mondi 1,851.75 Melrose 175.18 Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets 254.78 National Grid 829.95 NMC Health 3,398.00 Next 5,390.00 Ocado Group 844.70 Paddy Power Betfair 6,985.00 Prudential 1,593.25 Persimmon 2,396.00 Pearson 908.60 Reckitt Benckiser Group 6,328.50 Royal Bank of Scotland Group 245.75 Royal Dutch Shell 2,396.25 Royal Dutch Shell 2,450.50 RELX 1,532.50 Rio Tinto 3,899.25 Royal Mail 361.20 Rightmove 464.48 Rolls-Royce Group 830.60 Randgold Resources 6,362.00 RSA Insurance Group 550.20 Rentokil Initial 311.65 Sainsbury (J) 315.25 Schroders 2,641.00 Sage Group (The) 563.00 Segro 615.20 Shire 4,514.75 Smurfit Kappa Group 2,487.00 Standard Life Aberdeen 273.10 Smith (DS) 382.20 Smiths Group 1,368.75 Scottish Mortgage Invstmnt Trst 480.65 Smith & Nephew 1,371.50 SSE 1,157.50 Standard Chartered 573.90 St James's Place 1,024.50 Severn Trent 1,901.50 Tesco 217.20 TUI AG 1,319.00 Taylor Wimpey 167.20 Unilever 4,085.25 United Utilities Group 738.70 Vodafone Group 150.73 John Wood Group 674.00 WPP Group 902.80 Whitbread 4,679.50

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Most Advanced Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. $ 7.56 China Internet Nationwide Financial Srvcs Inc. $ 2.14 111, Inc. $ 12.34 Acacia Communications, Inc. $ 44.75 Cardtronics plc $ 33.96 El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. $ 15.42 VIVUS, Inc. $ 4.08 Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc. $ 5.12 Energy Recovery, Inc. $ 9.18 L.B. Foster Company $ 20.05 VeriSign, Inc. $ 165.02

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LEAPY LEE SAYS IT OTHERS THINK IT AS much as I truly appreciate everyone who writes in, I don’t often take up issues with the perusers of this column (and I certainly heard from a few snowflakes last week!). Mainly because it can result in less space for any fresh perspective. I do however feel a word about one correspondent, ‘Appalling views bring shame’ that appeared on last week’s Letters page worth a mention. The gentleman in question, presumably a new reader, considered me homophobic because I sided with the couple who refused to advertise gay marriage on one of their products. Something they didn’t believe in. The court agreed and found in their favour. This of course was my point. I was merely objecting to the appeasement of minorities, simply because they were minorities. Most long-term readers of my ‘spoutings’ are completely aware that I am some considerable distance from being homophobic or any other phobic for that matter. One of my own offspring actually ‘came out’ some time ago, and has subsequently made our family unit stronger and even more fun to be around. They would however, never harbour an inferiority complex-inspired urge to consider we should all be gay! Apropos ‘lunatics’

Nothing to feel shame for running the asylum.’ I refer you to the statement from the chairman of the UK’s National Police Chiefs’ Council Sara Thornton, that the police should get back to solving ‘real crimes’ instead of concentrating on frivolous time-wasting claims of misogyny, hate crimes and ‘wolf whistling.’ I wouldn’t hold your breath on that one mind, there are too many lunatics ensconced at the head of that profession already! As a final observation on this reader’s missive, namely that he informed us he had ‘expected that leaving the ‘civility’ of the UK would lead to some adjustment of his new life’ (A more pompous and racist statement to that effect is difficult to imagine!), I can only say to you sir, that your new country of choice has not yet sunk into the mire of political correctness and morass of mental misogynists who are suffocating free speech and democracy in the UK. I am also delighted to be privileged and able to state my views in the EWN, a publication that prides itself in not having fallen into those depths of undemocratic and stifling freedom of expression either.

As a final short observation on last Thursday’s piece I wrote - and I quote. ‘The Saudis will declare the murder (Khashoggi’s) a rogue operation and will parade all the suspects (assassination squad) in a lavish Riyadh show trial and hand down long sentences to each.’ Unquote. Extract of a segment in Saturdays SUN newspaper UK. (Six days after my copy was handed in!) ‘Turkey is seeking the killer’s extradition. Riyadh blames a ‘rogue operation’ and has arrested 18 suspects.’ I rest my case. Congratulations to DJ Paul Gambaccini on winning hefty damages against the Crown Prosecution Service in their botched sex abuse probe. His main objection was that they had dropped the prosecution investigation through ‘insufficient evidence’ against him in their Yew Tree enquiries. He considered these were not words of exoneration, which of course they are not, and he rightly won compensation. Keep the faith Love Leapy

VINDICATED: Paul Gambaccini.

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He’s got a dark, dark heart Credit: itv

TV COUCH CRITIC by Adam Whalley-Lewis

ITV launched a new detective series last week, did you notice? Dark Heart played on Wednesday and Thursday, and will continue for the next couple of weeks. This has been done before, not just the moody policeman who likes to do a Bronte and stare across lakes in quiet reflection, but the actual show. An earlier version played about two years ago, but ITV have given it a spring clean and pushed it into the mid-week schedules. Tom Riley plays traditional policeman Will Wagstaffe, who doesn’t leave his feelings at the station door when he’s called in to investigate the torture and murder of alleged paedophiles. Is it just me, or is TV currently awash with this sort of thing? I know that real life is messy sometimes and yes, we need to talk

DARK HEART: A little too gloomy for autumn? about this ‘stuff’ much more, but isn’t there a place for a bit of quiet, lovely television? Will released some stress in episode two via a quick meet up with his ex-girlfriend, whilst struggling with the silence from the victims’ families. I don’t think this is going to get

any easier to watch, and I do wonder if it would have been better shown next spring. A little bit like poor Venice having too much water, I think darker evenings, grey clouds and a dark storyline might just be too much for an autumn success. I know many of us love a good

binge session of Come Dine with Me on Channel 4, and if you remember my lovely pal Val who watched the second Royal Wedding of the year with me, you might remember that she has a bit of insight. Val hasn’t been on the show, but knows someone who has - a little bit like ‘I’m asking for a friend’ on the problems page. Val - I mean her friend - has spoiled the Come Dine experience for me a bit, but a spoiler nevertheless. Apparently it’s hard work, early mornings, very late nights, masses of time between courses whilst cameras and lights are reset, no drinking between shots and worst of all, there is only one black cab which doesn’t actually go anywhere. You give your score, get out of the cab and go home in a normal taxi... we will still keep watching though, right? Dr Raj left Strictly last week and immediately gave an interview about the daily discrimination which he suffers as a Doctor

in the NHS. Discrimination like he described is never acceptable and it is a shame he didn’t go further, but his dancing was a bit off and others danced better. Kind of want to leave that one there.   Bit of TV news, firstly in the shape of Bradley Walsh who is recording a new show for ITV. Titled ‘It’s Showtime’, this is apparently a bouncy show with live music, celebrity guests and audience participation. Careful Bradley, Mr Norton is a past master of this sort of thing and even Mr Ross sometimes doesn’t stack up. Watch out for It’s Showtime early next year.  I’m a Celebrity is back soon with one of Ant and Dec and a Holly. The celebrities, well The Governess, will probably be in there with some reality TV types. Watch this space. Finally, news wise, Escape to the Chateau is back soon. Can’t wait.  Happy Viewing

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Dress to Impress Emmerdale Emmerdale You've Been Framed! The Ellen DeGeneres Show Who's Doing the Dishes? Dress to Impress Emmerdale Emmerdale You've Been Framed! The Ellen DeGeneres Show The Jeremy Kyle Show The Jeremy Kyle Show The Jeremy Kyle Show You've Been Framed! Take Me Out Two and a Half Men Two and a Half Men Paul Family Guy Family Guy



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This is BBC Four World News Today Top of the Pops Soul and Beyond with Corinne Bailey Rae and Trevor Nelson Boy George's 1970s: Save Me From Suburbia Boy George and Culture Club: Radio 2 in Concert The Joy of the Single Top of the Pops ... Sings the Great American Songbook Soul and Beyond with Corinne Bailey Rae and Trevor Nelson Boy George's 1970s: Save Me From Suburbia This is BBC Four

8:45am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:10am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:40am Everybody Loves Raymond 10:10am Frasier 10:40am Frasier 11:10am Find it, Fix it, Flog it 12:05pm Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back 1:00pm Channel 4 News Midday Summary 2018 1:05pm Couples Come Dine with Me 2:05pm A New Life in the Sun 3:10pm Countdown 4:00pm Fifteen to One 5:00pm A Place in the Sun 6:00pm Four in a Bed 6:30pm Embarrassing Pets 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News 8:30pm Unreported World 9:00pm Alone at Home 10:00pm Gogglebox 11:00pm The Last Leg 12:05am Naked Attraction

8:55am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 9:05am Paw Patrol 9:25am Floogals 9:40am Shimmer and Shine 9:55am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 10:05am Peppa Pig 10:15am Jeremy Vine 12:15pm A Heavenly Christmas 1:55pm Cruising with Jane McDonald 2:05pm 5 News Lunchtime 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm Merry Kissmas 5:00pm Friends 5:30pm Friends 6:00pm 5 News at 5 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away 7:30pm 5 News Tonight 8:00pm The Gadget Show 9:00pm The Great Model Railway Challenge 10:00pm Portillo's Hidden History of Britain 11:00pm The Hangover Part II 1:10am Super Casino 4:10am The Mentalist

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Teleshopping The Chase Kojak Quincy, M.E. Another investigation for the California coroner. Minder The Saint The Avengers Kojak Quincy, M.E. Minder The Saint The Avengers The Car Chasers The Car Chasers Snooker The Missouri Breaks FYI Daily The Missouri Breaks Lethal Weapon ITV4 Nightscreen Teleshopping Teleshopping

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The Competition Brewster's Millions Almost Christmas Chips: Law and Disorder 3:20pm Step Brothers 5:10pm Half Magic 7:00pm Hope Floats 9:00pm Chips: Law and Disorder 10:45pm Step Brothers 12:35am Liar Liar 2:10am Bruce Almighty 4:00am The Layover


Baby Daddy Baby Daddy Melissa and Joey Melissa and Joey The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Goldbergs The Goldbergs Brooklyn Nine-Nine Brooklyn Nine-Nine The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Melissa and Joey Melissa and Joey Baby Daddy Baby Daddy Brooklyn Nine-Nine Brooklyn Nine-Nine The Goldbergs The Goldbergs The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Hollyoaks Young Sheldon The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Transporter 3 The Inbetweeners The Inbetweeners The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory

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A Christmas Cruise Honey: Rise Up and Dance 9:00am Mary and the Witch's Flower 11:00am Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Blackly comic drama about a grieving mother who sets out to shame the police into doing their job. 1:00pm Darkest Hour 3:20pm Waiting for You 5:05pm Honey: Rise Up and Dance 7:00pm Mary and the Witch's Flower 9:00pm Darkest Hour 11:10pm Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 1:10am Black Butterfly 3:00am The Nile Hilton Incident 5:10am A Christmas Cruise


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Cricket Cricket The fourth day of the first Test as Sri Lanka take on England at the Galle International Stadium. Cricket My Icon Live F1 GP: Practice Live ICC Womens World T20: Nzvind Tony Bellew: Off Limits Football JD Ringside: The Weigh in JD Ringside: Fight Week EFL Greatest Games Remember some classic matches from English football. Live ICC Womens World T20: Wivban Cricket Info not available Cricket

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An indigestible fact Cassandra Nash A weekly look - and not entirely impartial reaction to the Spanish political scene

PARTIDO POPULAR Pablo Casado’s aggressiveness and verbal incontinence regarding Pedro Sanchez, his government, and socialist Spain is not doing him any favours. The latest CIS survey put the PP third, with 17.3 per cent of a hypothetical election vote, overtaken by the PSOE’s 31.6 per cent and Ciudadanos’ 21 per cent. Predictably, Casado has questioned the survey’s veracity and impartiality. There are lies, statistics and numbers can be taken out of context, twisted and turned into whatever their manipulator wishes, the PP claimed. That may be true, but it is also preferable to swallowing the indigestible fact that Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, the former vicepresident and Mariano Rajoy’s right-hand woman, would make a more seasoned and reasonable party president than toxic young fogey Pablo Casado.

The baksheesh syndrome A HIGH court investigation has discovered that the Spanish company Defex paid illegal commissions to Saudis and others, for arms sales. In 2017, Swiss banks blocked accounts that paid out at least €7.6 million in commissions and bribes, in exchange for Saudi contracts, prompting outrage from their unnamed clients. Like priests keeping mum about confessed sins, Swiss banks are expected to silence even the most terrible transgressions, unless they are faced with a derogatory letter from an outside government. As rich as the Saudis are, a little more is always welcome, and it is entirely in character, that Defex- which is 51 per cent-

UNSEASONED: Is Pablo Casado a toxic young fogey? owned by the Spanish state - paid the Saudis bribes and commissions between 1992 and 2014. After all, the kickback syndrome is based on baksheesh, another legacy from the Moors, along with the Alhambra, tangerines and turron.

Lacking integrity RETIRED police chief Jose Manuel Villarejo is remanded for trafficking privileged state information, amongst other things. With a detective agency as a sideline, this confidant of ministers, fixer and possible extorter, apparently told a fellow prisoner that he was saving the best for last. The latest victim of his bugged and leaked conversa tions, is Dolores de Cospedal, former Defence Minister, former Partido Popular secretary general and former president of the Castilla-La Mancha region. Villarejo allegedly gave De Cospedal’s husband Ignacio Lopez del Hierro, the heads up about Gurtel developments, and he didn’t do that from the kindness of his heart. Whatever form his final revenge will take, he is demonstrating his power in small, deadly doses, revealing the duplicity and lack of integrity of those he has helped in the past. Who next? How many Spanish politicians are waiting for the second shoe to drop?

Blockade turnaround ASTUTE Ciudadanos leader Albert Rivera, saw the light and shied away from the Partido Popular and Pablo Casado. Rivera no longer backs the PP’s bid to block 40 measures from going through

parliament. These include a reform preventing the Senate from stymieing Pedro Sanchez’s 2019 Budget. The C’s leader knows that preventing changes that will benefit those who suffered most during the crisis, and

the Rajoy governments would alienate the Centre votes that he needs. Unlike Casado, Rivera is aware that ambition needs leavening with pragmatism, and an eye for the main chance.

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1:45am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast 10:15am Saturday Kitchen Live 11:45am The Lord Mayor's Show 1:05pm Football Focus 2:00pm BBC News 2:15pm Bargain Hunt 3:00pm Rugby Union 5:30pm Final Score 6:20pm BBC News 6:30pm BBC London News 6:40pm The Time it Takes 7:10pm Pointless 8:00pm Strictly Come Dancing 9:30pm Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance 2018 11:10pm BBC News 11:30pm Match of the Day 12:50am The NFL Show 1:20am Weather for the Week Ahead Detailed weather forecast. 1:25am BBC News

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8:05am Mr. Bean: The Animated Series 8:15am Mr. Bean: The Animated Series 8:30am Scrambled! 8:35am The Tom and Jerry Show 8:50am The Powerpuff Girls 9:10am Toonmarty 9:30am Robozuna 10:05am Mighty Magiswords 10:25am ITV News 10:30am Saturday Morning with James Martin 12:40pm The X Factor 1:40pm ITV Lunchtime News 1:50pm You've Been Framed! 2:20pm Bean 4:00pm Tenable 5:00pm Tipping Point 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm ITV Evening News 7:10pm ITV News London 7:20pm Iron Man 2 9:30pm The X Factor 11:05pm The Jonathan Ross Show 12:10am ITV News 12:25am Play to the Whistle

10:15am Coronation Street Omnibus 1:10pm You've Been Framed! 1:40pm Harry Hill's Alien Fun Capsule 2:10pm Harry Hill's Alien Fun Capsule 2:40pm Step Up Revolution 3:40pm FYI Daily 3:45pm Step Up Revolution 4:35pm Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams 5:40pm FYI Daily 5:45pm Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams 6:25pm Johnny English Reborn 7:25pm FYI Daily 7:30pm Johnny English Reborn 8:25pm The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 9:30pm FYI Daily 9:35pm The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 11:35pm Celebrity Juice 12:20am Family Guy

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This is BBC Two Top Class All Over the Place Wild and Weird 2 Show Me What You're Made of Got What it Takes? Bears Andrea - Queen of Mantas Homes Under the Hammer Rick Stein From Venice to Istanbul The Red Shoes Flog It! Britain's Ultimate Pilots: Inside the RAF Rugby Union Rugby Union Dad's Army Egon Schiele: Dangerous Desires QI XL Snowfall Headhunters Trust This is BBC Two


4:35am This is BBC Four 8:00pm War Horse at the Proms 9:20pm John Denver at Wembley Arena 10:00pm Beck 11:40pm Top of the Pops John Peel and Janice Long present the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 28 August 1986 12:10am Top of the Pops 12:40am Better than the Original Documentary which celebrates the role of the cover version in the pop canon and investigates what it takes to reinvent someone else's song as a smash. 1:40am Big in America 2:40am Indie Classics at the BBC 3:40am John Denver at Wembley Arena 4:20am This is BBC Four

7:15am Triathlon: Pembrokeshire Coast 7:45am King of Queens 8:10am King of Queens 8:35am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:30am Frasier 10:00am Frasier 10:30am The Big Bang Theory 10:55am The Big Bang Theory 11:25am The Big Bang Theory 11:50am The Simpsons 12:20pm The Simpsons 12:50pm Come Dine with Me 1:50pm Four in a Bed 2:25pm Four in a Bed 2:55pm Four in a Bed 3:25pm Four in a Bed 3:55pm Four in a Bed 4:25pm A Place in the Sun 5:30pm Escape to the Chateau: DIY 6:30pm Channel 4 News 7:00pm Rugby Union 9:45pm Formula 1 11:15pm I, Robot 1:15am Mud 3:30am Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA

9:55am Pirata and Capitano 10:15am Noddy: Toyland Detective 10:30am Floogals 10:50am Paw Patrol 11:00am Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 11:15am Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 11:35am Cruising with Jane McDonald 11:50am Northpole 1:30pm A Star Crossed Christmas 3:20pm The Christmas Apprentice 5:05pm Just in Time for Christmas 7:00pm My Christmas Prince 7:55pm 5 News 8:00pm My Christmas Prince 8:40pm Shop Smart, Save Money for Christmas 9:25pm 5 News Weekend 9:30pm The Kennedys: A Fatal Attraction 10:30pm JFK's Secret Killer: The Evidence 11:30pm Mandela's Unsung Heroes 1:10am Super Casino

5:55am New Girl 6:15am New Girl 7:00am The Dog Who Saved Christmas 8:40am Made in Chelsea 9:45am Rugrats the Movie 11:20am The Muppet Movie 1:15pm Rude(Ish) Tube Shorts 1:30pm The Goldbergs 2:00pm The Goldbergs 2:30pm The Goldbergs 3:00pm The Goldbergs 3:30pm The Goldbergs 4:00pm The Goldbergs 4:30pm Young Sheldon 5:00pm Young Sheldon 5:30pm Young Sheldon 6:00pm Young Sheldon 6:30pm The Big Bang Theory 7:00pm The Big Bang Theory 7:30pm The Big Bang Theory 8:00pm The Big Bang Theory 8:30pm The Big Bang Theory 9:00pm The Big Bang Theory 9:30pm The Big Bang Theory 10:00pm The Inbetweeners Movie 12:00am The Inbetweeners 12:30am The Inbetweeners 1:05am Gogglebox

Cricket Cricket Cricket Football Rugby Union Football Live ICC Womens World T20: Engvsl 12:30am My Icon 12:45am My Icon 1:00am Sky Sports News 2:00am Sky Sports News 3:00am Sky Sports News 4:00am Sky Sports News 5:00am Sky Sports News 4:50am ITV Nightscreen 7:00am Dino Dana 7:10am Super 4 7:25am Super 4 7:35am Make it Pop 7:55am Share a Story 8:05am Mr. Bean: The Animated Series 8:15am Mr. Bean: The Animated Series 8:30am Scrambled! 8:35am The Tom and Jerry Show 8:50am The Powerpuff Girls 9:10am Toonmarty 9:30am Robozuna 10:05am Mighty Magiswords

5:45am Murder, She Wrote 6:35am ITV3 Nightscreen 7:00am Murder, She Wrote Murder mystery series about a sleuthing writer. 7:45am Columbo 9:15am A Touch of Frost 11:30am Agatha Christie's Poirot 1:35pm Agatha Christie's Poirot 3:45pm Agatha Christie's Poirot 6:00pm Agatha Christie's Poirot 8:00pm Midsomer Murders 10:00pm Midsomer Murders 12:00am Inspector Morse Morse and Lewis have a serious difference of opinion over correct police procedure when they investigate the murder of a young woman near a garage and driving instruction centre. 2:15am On the Buses

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12:00pm War for the Planet of the Apes 2:30pm Atomic Blonde 4:40pm Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge 7:00pm Collateral Damage 9:00pm War for the Planet of the Apes 11:30pm Atomic Blonde 1:30am V for Vendetta 3:50am The Accountant

5:10am A Christmas Cruise 7:00am Mary and the Witch's Flower 9:00am Waiting for You 10:50am Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 1:00pm Darkest Hour 3:10pm Better Watch Out 5:00pm The Grinch: Special 5:20pm Mary and the Witch's Flower 7:10pm Honey: Rise Up and Dance 9:00pm Darkest Hour 11:10pm Better Watch Out 12:45am Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Blackly comic drama about a grieving mother who sets out to shame the police into doing their job. 2:55am Black Butterfly 4:45am First Man: Special 5:15am A Christmas Cruise

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Teleshopping World of Sport The Avengers The Avengers Motorsport UK ITV Racing: The Opening Show River Monsters The Big Fish Off The Motorbike Show ITV Racing: Live From Wincanton The Car Chasers River Monsters The Chase: Celebrity Special Snooker Harry Brown FYI Daily Harry Brown The Americans The Car Chasers ITV4 Nightscreen Teleshopping

7:25am City Slickers 9:25am Get Him to the Greek 11:25am Evolution 1:15pm Top Ten Show, the 2018 1:35pm Girls Trip 3:45pm The Other Guys 5:45pm Airplane! 7:25pm Napoleon Dynamite 9:00pm Girls Trip 11:10pm The Other Guys 1:05am Brüno 2:35am This is Spinal Tap

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Football's Greatest EFL Greatest Games EFL Greatest Games EFL Greatest Games EFL Greatest Games EFL Greatest Games Football Soccer A.M. SPFL Matters Live Gillette Soccer Saturday Time of Our Lives Time of Our Lives Football EFL Goals: Championship EFL Greatest Games EFL Greatest Games EFL Greatest Games EFL Greatest Games EFL Goals: Championship SPFL Greatest Games EFL Greatest Games EFL Greatest Games EFL Goals: Championship EFL Greatest Games EFL Greatest Games SPFL Greatest Games

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8:35am Match of the Day 10:00am The Andrew Marr Show 11:00am World War One Remembered: The Cenotaph 2:30pm BBC News 2:45pm Songs of Praise 3:20pm Home Front Heroes 4:05pm Escape to the Country 4:45pm Countryfile 5:45pm BBC News 6:00pm BBC London News 6:10pm World War One Remembered: Westminster Abbey 8:00pm Doctor Who 8:50pm Strictly Come Dancing 9:30pm Dynasties 10:30pm Little Drummer Girl 11:30pm BBC News 11:50pm BBC London News 12:00am Match of the Day 2 1:15am The Apprentice 2:15am The Apprentice: You're Fired! 2:45am Weather for the Week Ahead 2:50am BBC News

2:55am This is BBC Two 7:45am Great British Garden Revival 8:45am Carol Klein's Plant Odysseys 9:15am The Instant Gardener 10:00am Countryfile 11:00am Saturday Kitchen Best Bites 12:30pm Rugby Union 1:30pm FA Cup Final Score 4:00pm Rugby League 6:30pm Match of the Day: FA Cup Highlights 8:00pm World War One Remembered: Highlights From the Cenotaph 9:30pm Dragons' Den 10:30pm They Shall Not Grow Old 12:05am Testament of Youth 2:10am Inside Obama's White House 3:10am Question Time 4:10am Holby City 5:10am This is BBC Two

10:25am ITV News 10:30am Love Your Garden 11:25am Gino's Italian Coastal Escape 12:00pm ITV News 12:05pm Best Walks with a View with Julia Bradbury 12:40pm Doc Martin 1:40pm ITV Lunchtime News 1:55pm The X Factor 3:25pm Paul O'grady: For the Love of Dogs 3:55pm Harry and Meghan: The First Tour 5:00pm The Chase 6:00pm Tenable 7:00pm ITV Evening News 7:15pm ITV News London 7:30pm Tipping Point 8:30pm The Chase: Celebrity Special 9:30pm The X Factor 10:30pm Britain's Poppies: The First World War Remembered 11:35pm ITV News 12:00am The Daily Mirror's Pride of Britain Awards 2018

4:00am Teleshopping 7:00am Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 7:25am Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 7:45am Emmerdale Omnibus 10:30am Coronation Street Omnibus 1:20pm Celebrity Catchphrase 2:20pm You've Been Framed! 3:25pm You've Been Framed! 3:55pm Nanny McPhee 5:10pm FYI Daily 5:15pm Nanny McPhee 5:55pm The Mummy 6:55pm FYI Daily 7:00pm The Mummy 8:15pm The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 9:20pm FYI Daily 9:25pm The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 11:00pm Family Guy 11:30pm Family Guy 12:00am Family Guy

4:20am This is BBC Four BBC Four is the BBC channel for people who want more. 8:00pm A History of Christianity 9:00pm Tennis: ATP World Tour Finals 2018 11:30pm Treasures of the Anglo Saxons 12:30am There She Goes 1:00am Darcey Bussell Documentary in which Darcey Bussell uncovers the life of Margot Fonteyn, who inspired generations of ballerinas and who, with her late flowering partnership with a much younger Rudolf Nureyev, created the most dazzling ballet partnership in history. 2:00am Mary Magdalene 3:00am A History of Christianity 4:00am This is BBC Four

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Buy it Now King of Queens King of Queens Everybody Loves Raymond Everybody Loves Raymond Frasier Frasier Jamie Cooks Italy Sunday Brunch The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons Madagascar Channel 4 News Great Canal Journeys Escape to the Chateau Extreme Everest with Ant Middleton Formula 1 Love is Strange

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7:00am King Kong 10:15am Solo: A Star Wars Story: Special 10:45am Wonder Woman 1:10pm Justice League 3:25pm King Kong 6:35pm Wonder Woman 9:00pm Justice League 11:15pm Red Heat 1:15am Desperado 3:15am Jarhead 3: The Siege 4:50am Kill Order

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Paw Patrol Shimmer and Shine Pirata and Capitano Noddy: Toyland Detective Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Friends Friends 5 News Special Friends Friends Friends Friends Friends Friends Friends Friends Free Willy A Cinderella Christmas Mrs. Miracle 5 News Mrs. Miracle Inside the Tower of London 5 News Weekend London Has Fallen 5 News London Has Fallen Grown Ups

11:00am It Had to be You 12:30pm Keeping up with the Joneses 2:20pm 10 Things I Hate About You 4:05pm The Little Hours 5:40pm Happy Gilmore 7:20pm Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story 9:00pm 10 Things I Hate About You 10:45pm The Little Hours 12:20am Zombieland 1:55am Death at a Funeral

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Happy Together New Girl Hollyoaks Omnibus Made in Chelsea Don't Tell the Bride Rugrats in Paris: The Movie The Great Muppet Caper Young Sheldon The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Rio Young Sheldon The Big Bang Theory The Wolverine Gogglebox Gogglebox Tattoo Fixers Rude(Ish) Tube Hollyoaks Omnibus

5:15am A Christmas Cruise 7:00am First Man: Special 7:30am Mary and the Witch's Flower 9:30am Darkest Hour Gripping historical drama following Winston Churchill during his turbulent early days as prime minister. 11:40am Better Watch Out 1:20pm Spinning Man 3:10pm Mary and the Witch's Flower 5:10pm Honey: Rise Up and Dance 7:00pm Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 9:00pm Darkest Hour 11:10pm Spinning Man 1:00am Better Watch Out 2:45am Black Butterfly 4:40am Waiting for You


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This article provided me with some very helpful tools in order to train my two-year-old pup. He explained everything so in depth in order for me to gain understanding and recognise the importance of certain training techniques and because of this, I myself am more motivated to keep on the training plan for my fur baby. After two days, I am already seeing improvements. 10/10. Thanks for your help. John My dog followed everything he asked and I started asking her to do the same things and she obeyed me right away. I highly recommend you as a trainer. (David The Dogman) Jackson

EU flag replaced with Commonwealth flag in Gibraltar Good!, make it permanent please. Enough of these intolerant, Anti-Democratic inward looking ‘little EUropeans’ - there is a big wide WORLD out there! (where 85 per cent and growing of the Global Economy is). John

Thomas Cook look to roll out more pre-bookable sunbeds in their Spanish holiday resorts

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Train your dog properly Comments from EWN online Great idea. This is one of the reasons I stopped going to hotels as it is difficult to find somewhere unless you get up really early, and I don’t want to if I’m on holiday. Also nice to know there is somewhere reserved when I come back from a trip. Julie

Racist row as mum dresses daughter as Benidorm ‘looky looky’ beach seller for Halloween True racism is an abomination - it is basically condemning all based on race alone. Bandying the term around merely detracts from the actual meaning and lessens its impact. I just wish these PC libertards would get a grip on what is really important. Annie

Has anyone told the Germans !


As usual the PC brigade, so desperate to be offended on behalf of others, rush to condemn, spewing more hate

than is caused by the act itself. Are any of those complainants actually black? I suspect not, as they rarely are, black people have more sense than to get offended by a child dressing up. White liberals seek racism where it isn’t. Please just calm down, you just cause more racial division by indignantly stirring up hatred as you are doing now. John

Biker dies in fall on notorious Costa del Sol road Very sad, but as you say it has very ‘Challenging Twists and Turns.’ They become more challenging the faster you go. There are several small shrines along the route to bikers who didn’t make it. PM

TWISTED TRIP: British family’s ‘holiday hell’ in tornadostruck Spanish resort It was an emergency situation! Trust a Brit to complain, what were TUI supposed to do? The power was off all over the island so there would still have been ‘stone cold water’ and for all the residents too. He should be grateful they got him safely home while the residents clear up. Jill S

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Nick Horne The Rich Pick Freelance correspondent, London, England WATCHES for ladies are small, bejewelled and driven by quartz. They may not even have a battery as ladies are assumed to be not so much interested in time as in diamonds. Or so goes the prejudice. Actually the contemporary woman is more likely to be looking for a watch that is big, bold and gold. One watch that sets it sights right at the modern woman is the Royal Oak Frosted Gold. The case of the watch measures 37mm in diameter while the case’s diamond dust sparking finish is achieved by hammering the gold surface with a diamond tipped tool to create indentations. The silver toned mirror dial under a glare proofed sapphire crystal has applied indices with luminous treated hands in the classical Royal Oak style. While a second sapphire crystal in the case back offers a delightful view of the self-winding movement, with a 3-hz frequency and a 60-hour power reserve. The creative partnership between Italian Jewellery designer Carolina Bucci and Audemars Piguet, the Royal Oak Frosted is an attention seeking piece. The diamond dust finish in yellow gold is hardly shy and retiring and is not going to stay locked away in the jewellery box, rather it’s on the wrist and in the face of any stray onlooker. The traditional Royal Oak could be considered a quintessentially male watch which has not been feminised, rather the Royal Oak has been roughed up a little, Frosted. Carolina Bucci explained her ethic as the Royal

Collect a watch for Christmas Oak Frosted Gold design, “I took the perfection of the Royal Oak case and bracelet and ‘roughened them up’ a little juxtaposing the perfectly imperfect Florentine finish with Swiss watchmaking precision. Now I’m doing the opposite, taking the textured surface of the Tapisserie dial and flattening it out into a perfectly smooth mirror. It’s a fresh take on an icon made in the image of the contemporary woman. “I know women with a great eye for keynote accessories who are going to love this. The mirror is always interacting with its environment, ever-changing according to what clothes you’re wearing, the décor of the room, the lighting, the time of day, the weather.” Audemars Piguet is the oldest fine watchmaking manufacturer still in the hands of its founding families. While Carolina Bucci shares Audemars Piguet’s dedication to craftsmanship and a family heritage. Tradition reinforcing modernity the contemporary woman,

TIMELESS: This lady’s watch is elegant and yet casual.

Money can pay after all Mike Senker In my opinion Views of a Grumpy Old Man SO, this week Lord Hain named Sir Philip Green, in the House of Lords, as the ‘celebrity’ who took out an injunction against the Daily Telegraph, to stop them naming him in accusations of alleged sexual harassment and racial abuse. The accusations, to be honest, are irrelevant, because recently many multi-millionaire businessmen in the UK have been accused of something. Hain himself resigned years ago due to an undeclared donation, and the fact he is involved with the law firm representing the Telegraph is surely a conflict of interest, even though he says he was unaware the firm was the same one he was paid by. Yeah, right, ok. Green, who I have no time for, got the injunction as he can afford it, proving there’s a law for the super wealthy and another for everyone else, which in itself is wrong. Hain’s rationale for using his Parliamentary privilege to name Green is that ‘it was in the public interest.’ Remember, these are just accusations at the moment. There is also a massive difference between the public interest and the public being interested. In my opinion, it’s not

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in the public interest at all, but the public love reading this stuff. In it’s most basic form, a non-disclosure agreement is a legal contract between at least two parties, that outlines confidential material they share, but don’t wish to share with anyone else. In business it makes perfect sense, but the NDAs are used as a confidentiality agreement with those that receive a large sum of money for keeping their mouth shut about an allegation of wrong-doing. These days it’s mostly sexual harassment or worse. Why did the accused pay the accuser? It’s not unusual for these wealthy guys to pay to make accusations go away, and therefore never get to court. You never read about Mr Small Businessman being accused of these things. It’s not newsworthy, even if the ‘little’ man subsequently ends up in court and is found guilty. It doesn’t make the news and I’m sure a few of these settle and get an NDA. I think people should not be named until found guilty. The system is just wrong. Injunctions are useless because of the internet and Parliamentary privilege. If an MP doesn’t shout out the name, it’s printed in every paper that can be bothered to report it so it’s out in the open in days. Just put it in your preferred search engine and there it is.

spontaneous true to life and unapologetic. Just 300 were made for just US$53,600 each. Happy shopping. Nick Horne, London, England

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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

NOW I’m into the 10th year of writing this column (can I just say, thank you, if you’re still here) but I’ll still start with another moan. No, not about Brexit, which I imagine, you’re simply bored to death with and want to hear nothing more about. Maybe even suffering from Brexititis? My moan this week concerns the reality TV star Scarlett Harrison, 20, who, when recently caught drink-driving, told police she couldn’t provide a breath test because her collagen-filled lips were too big! Don’t women like Scarlett realise how silly they look to everyone else? The Barbie doll look isn’t a good one. Why do they self-mutilate with collagen to the point of impairing mouth function? But appearance is everything now, isn’t it? Reports on America’s $88bn anti-ageing industry calculate that millions face serious health problems caused by the gurus of unregulated dietary, vitamin supplements and Botox crazes. I’m not sure, but I think we’re allowed to get older but not to look as though we are. Is that right? Do the Botoxers and face-

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The good the bad and the bonkers, with Barbie lips

PRICELESS?: Katie Price has undergone several Botox treatments. filler folk actually know, that we know that they’ve been pulling a fast one? Everything peeled, exfoliated, filled and polished. The full (late) Joan Rivers, bless her. The problem for people who have had excessive Botox is that they don’t look younger, just weirder. Think Katie Price.

Or, someone trapped in a lift for a week with Donald Trump. Now, I don’t doubt for a minute that it must be appealing to be regarded as ‘hot’ (although I have no personal experience of this, can you believe it?). As for looking younger, here’s a tip: the concealer under the eye trick makes you look 10 years younger. Without it, I look like I’ve done three rounds with Tyson (that’s the name of next door’s dog). Finally, on a really positive note, I’d like to thank all of you who have purchased my latest crime thriller ‘The Girl in the Woods’, now out in paperback (and as you know, all profits to Costa del Sol Cudeca cancer charity). Happy reading! Nora Johnson’s psychological crime thrillers ‘The Girl in the Woods’, ‘The Girl in the Red Dress’, ‘No Way Back’, ‘Landscape of Lies’, ‘Retribution’, ‘Soul Stealer’, ‘The De Clerambault Code’ ( available from Amazon in paperback/eBook (€0.99;£0.99) and iBookstore.

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Can one owner impugn AGM? Our community consists of some villas on plots and some attached row houses. All the houses have the same roofs with roof-tiles. Some owners have made new construction in their garden areas or changed their roofs. The AGM was not informed and no permission was given. The issue was discussed at a special EGM when the new president brought up the subject of ‘Legal action against the violators’. He himself is one of the offenders. The issue was not on the official agenda for the meeting. As he had collected many proxies beforehand, he was assured that he would have the majority when voting. So it was voted to stop any legal action against the violators. The administrator said that this was a legal vote. Can this be true? Yes, the vote is le- David Searl gal but questions arise. You and the Law Properly, an issue of this in Spain importance should be on the agenda so the proxy issuers and others will be informed. However, even one owner can go to court if he observes infractions of the Horizontal Law, which we have here. The court will probably order that the results of the meeting be annulled, and a new EGM called to deal with the issues.

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Cryptic Across 1 Very cold and resentful (6) 5 Deals with sources of gratification (6) 8 What has supervisor to do with poetry in Old English? (7) 9 Signal to a famous cyclist? (4) 10 Social sphere (4) 11 Second part of race, sprint recklessly (8) 12 Clues found in a Mickey Spillane novel (4) 13 Cherry does not need her blubber (3) 14 Some reach a delightful place in Africa (4) 16 Outlaws in gangs carrying equipment (8) 20 Atmosphere in a restaurant (4) 21 Bishop with a single part of skeleton (4) 22 I save on organised escape (7) 23 Trustee, for example, included in the rent (6) 24 Appeared to be soundly joined (6) Down 2 Is love dead or cut off? (7) 3 Tillers are shaken by such latticework (7) 4 Breaks useful for snooker players (5) 5 Party he arranged for treatment (7) 6 Antelope from Eastern country (5)

7 Implements for repairing broken stool (5) 13 Religious residence with Spanish outlet (7) 14 Poison found in any iced cocktail (7) 15 Make plans for a railhead on the mountains (7)

Code Breaker

17 Heron flying about European river (5) 18 Birds begin getting extra essentials surprisingly easily (5) 19 Getting an old horse into a ship poses problems (5)

Each number in the Code Breaker grid represents a different letter of the alphabet. In this week’s puzzle, 15 represents X and 22 represents Q, so fill in X every time the figure 15 appears and Q every time the figure 22 appears. Now, using your knowledge of the English language, work out which letters should go in the missing squares. As you discover the letters, fill in other squares with the same number in the main grid and the control grid.

Across 1 Potato chips (6) 4 Large number, amount or extent (4) 8 Separate into parts or portions (5) 9 Go into (5) 10 Country in East Asia (5,5) 13 Move faster (10) 17 Escape or avoid by cunning (5) 18 Unit of weight (5) 19 Look for (4) 20 Filled with fear or apprehension (6)

English - Spanish

Across 7 Thunderclap (6) 8 Dogs (6) 9 Island (4) 10 Then (at that time) (8) 11 Drawers (in a desk) (7) 13 Cordones (5) 15 Blonde (5) 17 Rarely (4,3) 20 Prince (8) 21 Bostezo (4) 23 Bronceado (6) 24 At random (2,4)


Down 1 Money in the form of bills or coins (4) 2 Eskimo hut (5) 3/18 Hold back to a later time (3,3) 5 Make different (5) 6 Disperse widely (6) 7 Plastic drinking container (6) 11 Bank clerk (6) 12 Military trainees (6) 14 Feel a powerful desire for (5) 15 Friendly Islands (5) 16 Bitter quarrel between two parties (4) 18 See 3

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

Down 1 Grey (in colour) (4) 2 Sin (religious) (6) 3 Para siempre (7) 4 Granos (en la piel) (5) 5 Press (newspapers) (6) 6 ¡Ven aquí! (4,4) 12 Acuario (8) 14 Suitcases (7) 16 Unknown (6) 18 De todos modos (6) 19 Worthy (5) 22 Débil (persona) (4)


Fill all the empty squares using the numbers 1 to 9, so that the sum of each horizontal block equals the ‘clue’ on its left, and the sum of each vertical block equals the clue on its top. No number may be used in the same block more than once.

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











Saturday November 03

Good: 15








Very good: 22


Excellent: 29

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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.

Thursday November 01







Saturday November 03







A meeting midweek could mean a change to your finances for the better. In the short term, it may be necessary for you to rearrange money and appointments but try not to be too put out. Change is something that we become less tolerant of after a situation has gone on for a time.

There is so much that has come to light in the past few weeks, it is no wonder that your mind is reeling. All will become clear in the weeks ahead and this cannot be rushed. However, there is a need to look after your health and get out in the fresh air. Any thought of joining a walking club or health group should be pursued.

ARIES (March 21 - April 20) A pleasant surprise makes you a little more optimistic midweek. It is possible for you to take on negativity too quickly. The next time something does not go according to plan, hold fire. It is amazing what a little time and distance will solve.


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AQUARIUS (January 21 - February 19)

PISCES (February 20 - March 20)


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Average: 11




TAURUS (April 21 - May 21) Although last week was not run at the pace anticipated, now the pace certainly picks up. Finances are still firmly on the agenda, but this time you will be able to deal on a more relaxed basis. A contact made recently gives you the opportunity not only to make some money but also to enlarge your circle of friends.

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GEMINI (May 22 - June 21)






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1 Músico, 4 Gospel, 9 Sueca, 10 Alacrán, 11 Assorted, 12 Uñas, 14 Dorado, 16 Deeper, 19 Codo, 20 Portátil, 23 Vulture, 24 Olive, 25 Scared, 26 Atasco.

1 Detach, 4 Masses, 9 Cabinet, 10 Scene, 11 Mayor, 12 Cheated, 13 Headmasters, 18 Returns, 20 Rogue, 22 Chain, 23 Elegant, 24 Rotten, 25 Mortar.

Down: 1 Mustard, 2 Steps, 3 Cuadrado, 5 Ojal, 6 Parsnip, 7 Lunes, 8 Nacer, 13 Beetroot, 15 Rodilla, 17 Relleno, 18 Money, 19 Caves, 21 Twins, 22 Rude.

Down: 1 Decamp, 2 Tabby, 3 Centred, 5 Aisle, 6 Sweater, 7 Steady, 8 Stock answer, 14 Extract, 15 Torpedo, 16 Grocer, 17 Heater, 19 Rinse, 21 Graft.








Across: 1 Sever, 3 Sushi, 6 Ale, 8 Cover up, 9 Daily, 10 Opus, 13 Away, 14 Wages, 17 Trident, 18 Pea, 19 Signs, 20 Edges.

Down: 1 Sham, 2 Recall, 3 Save, 4 Scrapheap, 5 Impose, 7 Emanating, 11 Cactus, 12 Rattle, 15 Less, 16 Pass.


Make a point of putting on a happy face and your mood will stay high. There is still some more to be done to improve your social life and a recent offer of charity work may be just the thing. Avoid restricting the sort of folk who you are willing to mix with.

CANCER (June 22 - July 23) Being considerably more relaxed about those things which cannot be changed has taken a weight from your shoulders. It is also easier to understand why others have taken this approach in the past. There is, however, a balance to be found. Don't be put off by people who have become sloppy in their approach because this is not going to affect you.

LEO (July 24 - August 23) Are you still patting yourself on the

back for that recent achievement? Socially, this is a lovely week when old friendships are strengthened and new acquaintances prove to be relaxing. It is another mellow week but one in which you seriously consider making a major change.

VIRGO (August 24 - September 23) Be your charming self this week without pushing too much. A natural approach when you are seeking a response is the best course of action. Simply being in the right place and under someone’s gaze is all that is required. Are you getting itchy because an offer is not forthcoming? Well, if you absolutely must, then get a little bird to whisper in their ear.

LIBRA (September 24 - October 23) It is clear that you really love your hearth and home but, every now and again, there is a small voice calling. The good things in life appeal and, to have these, an effort is involved. Do not underestimate the amount of pleasure that you will enjoy when putting in that extra effort. It does, after all, involve other people. Some of those people prove to be quite fascinating.

SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22) Having put in extra effort to bring a zing into your life, it is important that you keep the impetus going. This is not only good for your health and wealth, but also your mind. Although trying something new brings a few odd remarks your way, try not to be sidetracked.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23 - December 21) There is still a strong accent on family matters and getting things sorted out. The way ahead is clear. If you are able to persuade someone that an idea was theirs and not yours, so much the better. Being in a practical mood serves you well because it is possible to get a lot done in the next few days. The weekend, however, is another matter.

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20) Your mind is still sharp this week and there are many questions that you would like answered. Doing a bit of research proves fruitful and also quite amusing. A recent contact may not come up with the proposition hoped for, but realise that it is still early days.

QUIZ: MYTHICAL CREATURES 1. According to Irish folklore, leprechauns are solitary creatures who spend their time making and mending what? 2. Created in 1937 by novelist J R R Tolkien, what sort of imaginary creature is Bilbo Baggins? 3. ‘Every time a child says “I don't believe in fairies” there is a little fairy somewhere that falls down dead’ is a famous line from which 1904 play and a 1911 novel by J M Barrie? 4. In Enid Blyton’s series of Noddy books, what is the name of the wise, bearded brownie who lives in a toadstool house outside of Toyland and is Noddy's helper and father-figure? 5. In J K Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, what is the name of the house-elf who warns him not to return to Hogwarts and admits to intercepting Harry's post from his friends? 6. In Shakespeare’s comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream, what are the names of the King and Queen of the Fairies? 7. The question researchers of which British comedy panel game television quiz show are known as Elves?

8. What did 16-year-old Elsie Wright and her nine-year old cousin Frances Griffiths claim that they had taken five photographs of in the Yorkshire village of Cottingley in mid-1917? 9. What was the name of the English poet who wrote the epic poem The Faerie Queene, published in two parts, in 1590 and 1596? 10. Which 1994 American Christmas fantasy family comedy film starring Tim Allen as Scott Calvin also features David Krumholtz as Bernard the Head Elf and Paige Tamada as Judy the Elf? Not a lot of people know that… a hybrid lion-eagle creature, the griffin was revered in mythology as the king of all creatures, and is found in European, Islamic, and Far Eastern traditions. One of the more unusual aspects of the species is that its claws were believed to cure the blind and have other medicinal powers.



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ROSACEA - those painful red facial patches some of us suffer from- can be both uncomfortable and distressing. Often mistaken for acne or eczema, rosacea is an inflammatory condition which can cause the blood vessels in the face to swell and become more obvious. More commo n i n f a i r- sk i n n e d people, experts do not yet fully understand what causes rosacea, which first presents itself in the form of large, red bumps. While as yet not everything is k n o wn a b o u t th e condition, doctors do agree there a r e v a r i o u s f a c to rs which can exacerbate the condition, and that avoiding thes e c o u l d h e l p c o n tro l breakouts. The first and most important thing to do if you have developed any new, chronic skin condition on the face, such as itching, redness, or spots, is to see a pharmacist of doctor who may be able to advise you what you are suffering from. This is particularly important if the condition is near your eyes. Rosacea has four sub-types and if you are still uncertain, it may be helpful to consult a dermatologist who will be able to tell you exactly which condition you have in more detail. If yo u k n o w y o u h av e rosacea, although distress-


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Treating rosacea belong to the tetracycline group and include tetracycl i ne, oxyt et r acycl i ne, doxycycline, lymecycline and m i nocycl i ne. Er ythromycin is another commonly used antibiotic. The dur at i on of an ant i bi ot i c course depends on your response. Your doct or m ay suggest t hat you use a cream and oral treatment together.’ There are also things you can do at home to help the

ROSACEA: Can be uncomfortable and distressing. in g , try n o t to w o rry too mu ch . T h is is a co mm on c o n d itio n w h ic h a ffec ts around one in 10 people in the UK, according to Bupa. It can fluctuate with seasonal changes, as well as h o rmo n a l o n es an d many


things can be done to lessen its symptoms or appearance. The British Skin Foundation recommends, ‘the infla mma tory e le me nt of rosacea may be controlled with a drug applied to the affected areas. It takes at

least eight weeks for its effect to become evident.’ For some cases, oral antibiotics may help, ‘these are helpful for the inflammatory element of moderate or severe rosacea. The most commonly used antibiotics

condition. These include protecting your skin from the sun by using a sun block (with a sun protection factor of at least 30) on your face. You should also take care not to rub or scrub your face when cleansing or use perf um ed soap as t hi s can make rosacea worse. It may also help to use an unperfumed moisturiser on a regular basis if your skin is dry or sensitive. Finally, gentle make-up can be used to lessen the appearance of rosacea. Try to choose a more natural, unper f um ed f or m ul a wi t h good coverage that still allows your skin to breathe.

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Beat winter skin woes with Medcare AS well as being a leading medical and dental clinic, Medcare has been providing aesthetics services to thousands of expatriates for over 10 years on the Costa Blanca. The medical aesthetics department is led by Doctor Hussain, British GP trained at Guys and St Thomas’ in London. She has a passion for natural aesthetic results and is continually adapting to keep treatments and products in line with the latest UK trends. As she is fully licensed and registered here in Spain, you can be sure of a professional service in a safe environment. At this time of year, the change of season brings changes in our skin. It feels drier, tighter and can be lacklustre. With this in mind, the aesthetics team at Medcare has created two wonderful product kits to combat these winter skin worries. The Winter Revival Kit includes Glo Skin B e a u t y R e st o rativ e ma s k an d Restorative cream. This powerful duo revitalises dull-looking skin overnight! With natural ingredients and completely crueltyfree, Glo Skin Beauty has always been a clinic favourite.

The products have high concentrations of active ingredients such as retinol and vitamin C that High Street and pharmacy brands do n o t p rovide , a nd they provide real results. Another fab u lo u s kit created by the Medcare team is the Winter Glow Trio. Containing Glycolic cleanser, brightening polish (a natu ra l s c rub) and brighteni n g

serum, this arsenal combats winter woes by leaving an extra dewy and glowing skin! G lyc olic a c id ha s be com e a huge favourite to beauty buffs, as it effectively resurfaces the skin. One of Medcare’s regular patients started using the glycolic products from Glo four months ago and has said she has never had such gorgeous skin. Even after using some very expensive brands in the past she has never had such good results as she has had with the Glo Skin Beauty products. A s M e dc a re i s at t he f or efront of anti-ageing treatments, what better offer for the upcoming Black Friday event than a whopping 15 per cent off Botox and fillers a n d ALL ski ncare products! To be booked ONLY on Fri-

help us get to and stay asleep. We know sleep helps us recover from the day before, resting our bodies and allowing certain chemical processes to kick in which prepare us for the

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WINTER GLOW: Medcare has special skin care kits.

Sleeping beauty WE all know we should get at least eight hours sleep a night. This advice has been drummed into us from childhood, sparking a lucrative industry of products promising to

day, November 23, for an appointment over the following two weeks. In order to enjoy the new season and your renewed glowing skin, it is of course important to stay well. Don’t fall foul of the flu! Get your vaccination at Medcare for just €25. Book now as there is limited availability. Finally, don’t forget that at Medcare you can get your friend or loved one a gift they REALLY want wi t h a Gi f t Car d. For a treatment package or product kit, you can give the perfect present for a birthday, anniversary, wedding or Christmas!

day ahead. But did you also know night-time is when your skin tries to repair itself, making it an optimum time to use certain beauty products? At night, skin goes into a

mode of recovery, fighting to repair any damage caused in the day. In fact, it can heal up to three times faster at night than in the day time. The hormone melatonin pri-

REN: Offers a product to repair skin overnight. marily works to make us feel sleepy but also works during the day to ward off damage from UV and pollution. Another hormone, HGH (the human growth hormone), also gets to work while we sleep, helping to speed up our skin’s repair process and regenerate cells. This causes our cell production to double between the hours of 11pm and 4am and potentially triple in our deep sleep between 2am and 4am. So it’s no wonder cosmetic companies are falling over themselves to create products designed specifically to be used at night and which take advantage of and assist our bodies’ natural processes. The range of products available ranges from serums, to creams and masks, each promising to tackle a variety of issues and help you wake up looking more rested. So which one is for you? If you are suffering from red, inflamed or sensitive skin, you may benefit from a calming solution which will work with

your body as it restores itself. REN Evercalm Overnight Recovery Balm (€48 from is a ‘rich night balm that feeds the skin when it is most perceptive to healing. Targeting sensitivity, inflammation and dryness, the balm boosts and safeguards natural regeneration and repair.’ For more sensitive skins which prefer a more natural approach, the formula uses olive, almond, borage, jojoba, betaglucan, sunflower and linseed oils to calm stressed out skins. For a more anti-ageing product for those worried more about lines and wrinkles, there is the Clinique Turnaround Overnight Revitalising Moisturiser (€53.50 from This cream claims to work overnight to reveal more luminous skin, and ‘gently clears the dulling effects of time and sun damage, nourishing with moisture.’ Finally, for those specifically worried about dryness around the eyes, there are a variety of


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Therapy for mind body and soul A message from Soul Balanced Healing I’D like to welcome you to Soul Balanced Healing, dedicated to Holistic thera p y f o r y o u r m in d , b o d y a n d soul especially, for individuals who may f i n d t h e m se l v e s in a h e a lth and/or spiritual crisis. My aim with Soul Balanced Healing is to share my story and to use my skills, qualifications and the personal experiences to support you on your own healing journey. I have worked with clients for 18 years inspiring them to remember how to hear and follow their inner wisdom, and to take action. I started my first Reiki course in Holland at the age of 21 and finished my Reiki Master at the age of 33. I hold a solid background in the art of healing with this ancient practice. During my years as Reiki Practition e r I h a v e c o m p lete d s e v era l courses including: Life coaching for adults and for children, crystal healing, EMDR eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing, mindfulness and developed my energy healing skills and to sense and work with my intuition that all can be used during treatments if needed. When you are out of balance and

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Feeling oil-right HALLOWEEN has come and gone, Bonfire Night is in the rear-view mirror and now Christmas is looming firmly on the horizon. This can only mean one thing; winter is definitely here. This is no bad thing. Winter signals the beginning of snuggly nights in, log burning fires, mulled wine and our favourite comforting foods. But the season’s colder, wetter weather can also play havoc with our skin, hair and nails. The constant merry-go-round of central

heating, high winds and driving rain can destroy our lipid (moisture) layers, leaving us with peeling nails, dry, bushy hair, and flaky skin. Nip this unpleasant seasonal side effect in the bud, by using a three-in-one oil to protect against moisture loss. A natural oil such as argan, jojoba or apricot kernel can be used to slick through hair ends, massage onto nail beds and can be applied to wet skin post-shower, leaving you glowing, hydrated and ready for the festive period.

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Update on food, drink, entertainment, what’s on and weekly happenings



MABS anniversary dinner ball THERE is not long to go until MABS’ annual Christmas dinner ball in the Marina Hotel in Benidorm. The money raising event is being held on November 24 at 7.30pm and this year they hope to raise money for two electric chairs to enable carers to support MABS’ clients in their homes. Entertainment will be provided by local artists from Benidorm plus a three-course meal will be served. MABS is a non-profit organisation and one of the leading charities in Spain dedicated to the support of all who are affected by cancer, whether patients or those close to them. Their aim is to help anyone affected by cancer. They can provide transport to and from hospital or clinic appointments. Where possible, they provide patient’s escorts if you do not have a family member or friend who can accompany you to your appointment. They also have a panel of experienced translators/interpreters who are able to attend appointments with you should it be necessary. This service must be booked and approved through the helpline prior to the appointment, otherwise MABS cannot cover the cost. They do, however, reserve the right to make a charge for this service.

DON’T MISS: A wonderful night for a wonderful cause. Depending on your situation, their volunteers may be willing to help around the house in the form of ironing, washing, gardening, walking the dog, or just visiting you now and then. Their comprehensive stock of mobility

and medical equipment includes hospital beds, ripple mattresses, wheelchairs, walking frames, and other personal aids. These are available, on loan, to MABS’ patients. They have information pamphlets or booklets on cancers and their treatments, in-

formation on where to get specific items, and counsellors who can talk through any concerns you may have. You can donate to the charity shops if you or a neighbour or friend are replacing furniture or home items in reasonably good condition. They also accept clothing, shoes and ladies’ bags in good condition. Please take time to look at their website in detail to understand our aims and objectives and how they operate across the Valencia and Murcia regions of Spain. They appreciate any help given toward their goal of helping those who need it most. They are not a nursing service and therefore cannot provide 24-hour care. They will provide care assistance during daytime hours and work alongside the Spanish palliative care team, but night cover must be provided by the family, friends or an approved nursing agency. MABS cancer support foundation’s commitment in Spain can be summed up in this short sentence: ‘To care, comfort and counsel people affected by cancer.’ MABS is an acronym for Marina Alta Breast Cancer Support, dropping the C. You can buy a ticket for €35. Contact Sheila 628 783 398 or Sue 664 266 991.

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THE department of equality of La Nucia Council is presenting a ‘No silence’ painting contest against gender violence. The purpose is to capture the situations, emotions, harm and tears caused by gender abuse, both physical and mental suffered especially by women, but not excluding men who also suffer. This contest theme has been represented in seven previous editions: ‘No to fear and no to silence,’ with an objective to promote empathy and selfesteem and to take sides against gender violence. Anyone over 18 years of age can enter the contest and there are no restrictions on nationality or where they live in Spain. Each participant may present a single original work that must be unpublished and must not be signed or have any markings indicating its origin. The theme of the works will follow the objective set by the contest against gender violence.

CREDIT: Mark Shearman

Art against gender violence

SILENT: Speak up about gender violence (inset). The works can be done with any procedure, technique or material desired, except for perishable materials or those that prevent their proper display. The maximum size of the works is 150 x 150cm and the minimum is 30 x 50cm. In the case of diptychs or triptychs the sum of their

parts should not exceed these measures. Submitted works should not have previously won a prize in another contest. Prize-winning works, copies or reproductions of other works are not permitted. Registration forms are available at La Nucia Council offices, or can be downloaded

from, with entries made between November 12 and 23. The works can be delivered to the Auditori de la Mediterrania located in Plaça l'Almassera, 1. 03530 La Nucía from Monday to Friday from 10am to 2pm and from 5 pm to 8pm, and Saturday from 10am to 2 pm.


Extra show JAVEA PLAYERS has been forced to put on an extra performance of Rough Justice to meet public demand. Possibly explaining the reason for the rapid ticket sell-out, director Lindsay Johnson, said: “When you come across a play as well written as Rough Justice, which has been performed by some of the UK’s top professional actors (Tom Conti, Diane Quick and Martin Shaw), and been extremely well received by audiences around the country, you know you are on to a winner.” Rough Justice will now run at Javea Players’ Studio Theatre from November 24 until December 1. Tickets are €10 and available on, e - m a i l : boxoffice@javeaplayers.c om or call 634 330 915. La Cocina will open specially for a pre-theatre dinner from €17.50 each night, and you can see the menu at www.lacocina and click Javea Players. Dinner bookings on 965 795 140.

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BEAUTIFUL: Royal Opera House ballet screened on the Costa Blanca.

A ballet good show… DIRECT from the Royal Opera House Covent Garden coming to the Condado Theatre in Denia and the IMF Cinema (at the Ondara shopping centre) on November 13 at 8.15pm will be a live performacnce of La Bayadère. The production has already received good reviews from the UK press, and now Costa Blanca residents have a chance to see it beamed directly onto the big screen. Natalia Makarova’s production of this 19th century classic ballet brings an exotic world of temple dancers and noble warriors to life. Nikiya, a temple dancer, is in love with the warrior Solor. The High Brahmin also desires Nikiya, and when she rejects him, he plans to take revenge on Solor.

When the high Brahmin tells the Rajah about Solor’s secret love, the Rajah decides that Nikiya, not Solor, should be killed. Princess Gamzatti is to be married to Solor. She overhears and tries to bribe Nikiya to give up Solor, but Nikiya refuses. The Rajah and Gamzatti arrange for Nikiya to be killed by a snake bite during the engagement festivities. Despondent, Solor is filled with remorse and haunted by visions of Nikiya. He cannot complete the wedding ceremony. The gods are angered and destroy the temple with all inside it. In the afterlife, Solor and Nikiya are finally united. An iconic 19th century Russian ballet, La Bayadère was originally performed at the Bolshoi theatre in St Pe-

tersburg in 1877, and was regularly performed within the former Soviet Union throughout the 20th century. It remained little known in the West until the Kirov Ballet toured with the Kingdom of the Shades scene in 1961. Natalia Makarova saw La Bayadère as a child in Leningrad and created this production in 1980. It was first performed by the Royal Ballet in 1989. The Kingdom of the Shades scene in Act II is one of the ballet’s highlights, in which a series of arabesques across the moonlit stage demonstrates the strength of the corps de ballet and the beauty of Marius Petipa’s choreography. The ballet also contains roles of very different styles for two ballerinas in Nikiya and Gamzatti.

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WHILE most people are attracted to Spain for its beaches, countryside or cities, some culture vultures may be more interested in a property in one of Spain’s most Roman artefact-rich areas, Extremadura. This autonomous community is the furthest west in Spain, sharing a large border with Portugal and featuring some of Spain’s most impressive Roman ruins. As well as being rich in amphitheatres, ancient bridges, fountains and roads, Extremadura was the birthplace of many of Spain’s most famous conquistadors who later returned, building elaborate palaces and castles which remain today. The area also hosts a variety of wildlife in it’s national park in Monfrague, which features awe-inspiring views, as well as prehistoric caves and cave paintings. Better still, property in Extremadura is very reasonable, as it has no coast line and is still relatively unknown. The region’s capital Merida, was founded by the Romans in the 1st century BC and contains remains of the very well-preserved and stillused Teatro Romano (Roman theatre). This spectacular double-tiered theatre is now used for operas and plays, and is open for both day and night visits.


Room to Rome

TRUJILLO CORTIJO: On sale for €698,000. The city also offers the remains of an amphitheatre originally used for gladiatorial games and animal fights, a hippodrome, an aqueduct, a temple to the goddess Diana and original mosaics and statues in it’s Roman museum. Elsewhere in Extremadura lies a 16th century Renaissance palace restored by famed explorer Juan Pizarro, the conquistador who conquered Peru alongside his three brothers in 1532. On returning home to Spain, he took over a 15th century military fortress, restoring it into a Renaissance palace which still stands today. This impressive building, located in the small

TEATRO ROMANO: Now used for operas and plays. town of Trujillo, hosted Don Quixote author, Miguel de Cervantes. If the idea of living amongst this cultural wealth is enough to tempt you away from the beaches and mountains, what sort of properties can you expect to find there? For easy access to the sights, why not consider a four-bedroom bolthole in central Merida, for €63,000 with Inmobiliaria Cervantes. The 112 square metre apartment is within walking distance of the city’s main attractions and less than an hour’s drive from Portugal. If you fancy something more in-keeping with

the region’s historic heritage, check out an 11bedroom, 19th century country house just outside Trujillo. On sale with Idealista for €698,000, this cortijo has its own ancient winery, swimming pool, and six hectares of vineyards and olive groves, only a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Madrid. Finally, less than a two-hour drive from Sevilla is a 20-room, 19th century manor house in Burguillos del Cerro. On the market for €475,000 with Housell, this property is chockfull of original features, giving you a taste of the area’s cultural heritage.


Beware of rental pitfalls WHEN it comes to renting property in Spain whether it be short or long term - it has only been relatively recently that tighter rules have been introduced in the various Autonomous Communities; especially rules connected with holiday rentals. The tougher action was taken when increased places which were advertised for rent, had no basic amenities, such as ceiling fans or air conditioning, both vital pieces of equipment to ensure a comfortable summer stay. Some were even found to have no natural light in bedrooms, with others falling below the accepted health and safety standards. The only issue is that each region has its own rules and regulations, although there are important ones that apply across Spain. Yes, you must declare all rental income to the taxman, and you must have a licence to advertise the property which will make everything legal and above board. Different rules apply to different types of rental contract on offer, depending if it’s long or shortterm or a holiday let. As always, if you’ve any doubts on what you’re being offered, or asked to sign on the dotted line, it is best to seek legal advice before committing yourself and to avoid the many pitfalls. If you are looking to receive income from renting out a property which is not your main home, this can be done for a period of three years with an option to renew after a year and thereafter.

If you decide not to renew the contract after three years, you need to give the tenant two months advance notice. As a landlord, you are responsible for the maintenance and refurbishment of the property, whereas the tenant is expected to pay for minor work such as a leaking tap. A tenant with a long-term rental contract in Spain has key rights under the law. This means, if you intend to sell the property, the tenant must be given first refusal before any other buyers, and they have 30 days to confirm whether they wish to purchase it themselves. If the tenant isn’t told by the landlord that the property is up for sale, they can take legal action when it is later sold, and if the tenant can come up with the funds within 30 days, they can buy the property outright. However, many landlords and tenants agree to have these clauses taken out of the rental contract. As for short-term holiday rentals, apart from being the most popular form of renting, it also has the least rights for the tenants. Not that it is straightforward, as nowadays there are several things that a property owner must do before they can legally rent out to holidaymakers. This has been due to the rise of Airbnb, and as such many local authorities have cracked down on private rentals. As a rule, if you take note of the local regulations and conditions, there shouldn’t be any problem letting out your property to tourists.

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2018 has been a record year for Javea Home Finders TO continue their success, the team are offering a €50 gift voucher for new property listings in November 2018. Javea Home Finders have gone from strength to strength since opening on the eve of the global financial crisis nine years ago. They have doubled the size of their office, situated right in the heart of the Arenal in Javea. The team speak Spanish, French and English, and the immediate impression one gets when entering their bright office is of a friendly professional group. Owner Michael Booth has striven to give his customers the very best, and together with his team of family and fellow professionals, they have obviously succeeded, as many of their clients who have bought or sold with them in the past, won’t entrust their purchase or sale with anyone else. They have even sold the same property twice in a 12-month period. Listed on Friday, sold on Monday! Selling well, in what could be described as a difficult market, the one thing the company could do with more of is property to sell, as they

WELCOMING: The professional and friendly office. are in the lucky position of constantly having new buyers looking. Currently, they have a portfolio of hundreds of direct listed properties, but they need more as properties are selling rapidly. Their record sale time was a property listed and sold in literally four days - listed on Friday and sold on Monday - at 97 per cent of the asking price. Mike explains why sellers can expect results when they list their property with Javea Home Finders.

Javea, London, Norway, Holland and France “We are perfectly located to catch would-be buyers that are looking in the area, as our office is positioned right on the main walk in the Arenal. “Whilst we have built a solid reputation locally, we also invest successfully in advertising and new technology. The fact you are reading this in the Euro Weekly News shows our commitment to selling the property.

“Our new listings are frequently covered in the Euro Weekly Javea pages in a prime position, and your property will be uploaded and listed on all major international property websites, as well as our own constantly updated site. “Your property will also be with our exclusive agents overseas in the strongest markets: London, Norway, Holland and France. We send out a weekly newsletter with new property listings to our 1,000-plus potential buyers who have expressed an interest in buying and have not yet bought.” Javea Home Finders, the key to selling your property. Let us sell YOUR property! Whilst the main interest in the market seems to be for villas between 200-300k, we are lucky enough to have buyers looking for properties across the board, including the most expensive and exclusive. Whatever your property in and around Javea, why not see how we can help. Our office is in Avda Libertad 19 in Javea’s Arenal, our website is, or simply give us a call on 966 470 133.


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HOUSE sales have maintained an encouraging pace since 2014, reversing the trend of declining transactions. The improved economy, and despite wage stagnation, a return to more accessible finance has stimulated demand that had lain dormant while waiting for better times. In fact, between January and October this year, a total of 352,768 new and pre-owned homes changed hands, compared with 317,437 during the same period last year, accumulating an annual increase of 11.1 per cent. “The evolution of sales is maintaining a rhythm of sustained growth and for the first time since 2008 operations will top the half-million mark by the end of the year,” said Fernando Encinar, research director at Idealista. “More houses were sold in the first eight months of

this year than throughout 2015.” These encouraging figures nevertheless fall short of 2007 when the property boom was at its height. In that pre-crisis year, 555,211 homes changed hands between January and August, 57 per cent more than during this period in 2018. Encinar believes that a possible drop in sales in coming months could be a sign of the market’s maturity, but also attributable to rising prices. “Despite the economic context and more accessible financing, most of the population continue to experience significant problems when buying a home owing to insufficient savings and low purchasing power,” Encinar said. “If prices continue to rise, the offer will not correspond to demand,” warned Beatriz Toribio from Fotocasa.

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PERFECT: Choose your finca by the sea or inland.

Mallorca - traditional meets contemporary MALLORCA is fast becoming the perfect place to buy a second home. With a beautiful coastline, natural landscapes, luxury houses, and a more than impressive mountain range, what more could you possibly need? One of the most popular property purchases is the Mallorcan finca. Mention the word finca to many and they conjure up a rustic house, often in need of renovation

and lots of hard work. Yes, they exist for those that are looking for a building project, but the typical finca in Mallorca is much more than that. They are large, luxurious villas found in the island’s interior, with many having a large plot of land containing an olive tree plantation. As a result, you can guarantee a high degree of privacy and much-valued peace and quiet.

If you’re looking for something closer to the coastal areas, there are a number of fincas with spacious gardens, swimming pools and plenty of space that are perfect for retiring to or simply a holiday or weekend retreat. From the oldest to the most modern, a Mallorcan finca is full of its own unique character and charm, featuring some of the traditional elements of the island’s architecture, such as the arches and the stone walls.

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COLDER, rainy days offer the perfect chance to give the garden shed an overhaul. Lock yourself away for an afternoon and give those hard working tools a good clean or fix up. All you need is a bucket of warm soapy water, a kitchen knife and a stiff brush to clean off dried-on muck and spruce up your hoes, spades, forks, rakes and trowels. Mower blades, shears and secateurs as well as old iron spades or hoes (don’t try to sharpen stainless-steel ones) will benefit from a light touchup too, which will make them easier to use. It is a good idea to invest in a decent sharpening stone if you have a workbench with a vice for holding blades steady while you work on them, ideally several of different sizes and grades for different sorts of blades. Alternatively, you can get toolsharpening attachments for electric drills which are effective and easy to use.




ORGANISED: Hang handled tools up out of the way.

CLEAR OUT: Now is a good time to give garden tools an overhaul. If you can’t, or don’t want to sharpen your tools yourself, look out for the sort of old-fashioned hardware shop that can do it for you.

Once your tools are clean and dry, take a can of easing oil such as WD40 and spray all the metal surfaces generously to stop them rusting, paying

particular attention to moving parts and places where water could get trapped, such as the axis of shears and secateurs.

Some gardeners use general purpose DIY oil or old engine oil, which they paint on with an old brush, before wrapping the tools in oiled paper and packing them away. However, see-through plastic storage boxes from DIY stores are a good way to keep smaller tools, so you can see where everything is. Spades, hoes and other tools with long handles, are best hung on proper tool racks on the wall of the shed or garage. With specialist gadgets, power tools or machinery, it is always advisable to hang on to the owner’s handbook and follow the maker’s instructions to the letter, especially while expensive items are under warranty. It may be a tedious task, but if you look after your tools, over the years you’ll save yourself the cost of replacing new sets of gardening gear, meaning a little bit more cash for plants, a new barbecue or garden furniture.


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Stay warm without breaking the bank THE change in season is apparent all around us, from the leaves on the trees turning colour and falling to the ground, to a drop in temperatures and dark mornings and nights. But there are ways to battle the dreariness and keep your home warm, and costs down. This is the season in which it is vital to ensure your heating system is working effectively, the last thing you want or need is a boiler breakdown as winter sets in. It is not a legal requirement, but it makes good sense to have your boiler serviced once a year. The weather is still quite mild, and if you and your partner or family tends to only use one main room in the house, it makes more sense to use spot instead of central heating.

HEATING: Oil filled and electric radiators can be more effective than heating a whole house.

SERVICE: Good idea to have your boiler checked every year. There are plenty of options available, from electric or oil filled radiators, to fan or convector heaters and portable gas heaters. The latter offers spot heating from around €1 an evening.

It will heat a space up quickly and comes with variable heat settings, so you can turn the heat up or down as required. The smallest changes can help to retain the heat and minimise energy usage. Shut interior doors, as cold air can creep in through the smallest of holes, which can increase heat loss by up to 8 per cent.

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“McLaren hits top gear

MCLAREN has revealed its fastest ever road car. The 250mph Speedtail. Described as the modern version of the F1, the three-seater comes with an incredible price tag. Marketed at €2 million, anybody who wishes to own one of these supercars will have to fork out around €2.4 million after taxes. But while replacing one of the greatest cars of all time is no easy task, McLaren’s latest supercar entry has plenty to shout about in its own right. Built with a 5.2-metre long sweeping body, it is designed to be as aerodynamic as possible, while still offering plenty for the eye to enjoy. This includes an all-carbon fibre body, aluminium active suspension and carbon ceramic brakes, while the flashy motor boasts a petrol-electric hybrid engine capable of 1,035bhp, which gives the car the power to accelerate from 0-186mph in an eye-watering 12.8 seconds. However, arguably the most interesting feature of the Speedtail is its interior setup. Fitted with just three seats, the driver is centrally located in the cockpit, just like

The US Peerless Car Company was founded in 1900 but by the 1930’s it saw a brighter future in beer, so it bought a licence from Carling to produce their Red Cap and Black Label beers.

the famous McLaren F1. The racing-inspired position can place a passenger either side of the driver, in the teardrop-shaped compartment. Unlike most supercars, this one is actually built for grand touring, rather than track performance, meaning that more thought and care has been lavished on the interior. The inside is trimmed with carbon fibre, airline leather and other exclusive materials, all of which can be customised through the McLaren Special Operations department. The Speedtail is due for delivery in 2020, with McLaren offering an exclusive line of just 106 cars.

NEED FOR SPEED: The Speedtail lives up to its name.

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Mazda 6 reinvented IT is hard to think of a car that has had more makeovers than the Mazda 6. However, even though it has had four updates, only five years have passed since the model was first revealed. This is the sturdiest version

yet, with an entirely new interior, two new engines, but with only slight tweaks to the styling. The 2.2-litre diesel option delivers plenty of kick in the rev range, so you’re never short changed pulling away from a junction or overtaking.

Apart from the acceleration, the Mazda 6 is pleasingly quiet on the move, and there is good body control over larger bumps and undulations. Quick, light steering makes the 6 feel agile, but it can also result in turning into corners a little more quickly than you’d expect, and there is some steering kick-back over bumps. Mazda wants the 6 series to compete on level terms with cars like the BMW-Series and the Audi A4, and the interior has undergone quite the revamp. The result is impressive, tastefully designed, expensive-feeling plastics and some upmarket touches like a dashboard slathered in faux-suede on topspec models. The infotainment system, while still commendable for its clarity and ease of use, is starting to look a little dated next to the plush, high-resolution widescreen systems in its rivals. There are split-folding rear seats which you can flop down from within the boot thanks to clever releases sited at the top of the boot opening.


La Liga Preview

City crush sorry Saints

STERLING EFFORT: Raheem Sterling was at the heart of City’s win. MANCHESTER CITY cruised to a 6-1 demolition of Southampton to return to the top of the Premier League. City’s thumping win, with Aguero and Sterling at the forefront of all their good work, marked the 12th time that Guardiola’s side have scored five or more goals in a league game since the Spaniard arrived at the club. Aguero, Silva, Sterling (2) and Sane were all on the scoresheet for City (along with a Hoedt own goal), with Danny Ings’ penalty the only crumb of comfort in a woeful Southampton display. Guardiola’s side have now won eight of their last nine matches across all competitions, and have conceded only once in six games. Man City will next host Manchester United in the derby on Sunday, while Southampton entertain Watford on Saturday. Leicester City played with great bravery and nerve to beat Cardiff City 1-0 on an emotional day, in the first game since the death of their owner in a helicopter crash. On an afternoon when football seemed both irrelevant and a welcome outlet for the Foxes’ grieving players and fans, the two clubs united to remember Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and the other four people who lost their

lives on October 27. When Demarai Gray scored with a low finish early in the second half, he unveiled an undershirt which had the words ‘For Khun Vichai’ emblazoned on it. Leicester will next face Burnley on Saturday, while Cardiff will take on Brighton. Alexander Lacazette’s late equaliser extended Arsenal’s unbeaten run to 13 games in a hard fought 1-1 draw with Liverpool at the Emirates stadium. James Milner’s powerful

strike just after the hour, looked to have put unbeaten Liverpool on course for three points. The Reds will feel hard done by after a first-half strike from Sadio Mane was incorrectly ruled out for offside. Liverpool will next play Fulham at Anfield on Sunday, while Arsenal will face Wolves. Other fixtures this weekend will see Crystal Palace face Tottenham, Chelsea host Everton, and West Ham travel to Huddersfield.

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8 - 14 November 2018 DAME KELLY HOLMES described Laura Muir, who is the European 1,500m champion, as a ‘future Olympic champion’ as she presented the 25-year-old with Scotland’s athlete of the year award.

the series before this Sunday’s final Test in Leeds. Connor put the hosts into an early lead with a penalty before Kiwi captain Dallin WateneZelezniak scored the opening try for the visitors. England drew level before the interval with a composed finish out wide by Makinson, after good hands from

those inside him. But New Zealand regained the lead after the break as WateneZlezniak carved through the defence before feeding Ken Maumalo on the wing for a simple run in. Shaun Johnson added a further two points before England hit back with

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TOMMY MAKINSON stole the show with a hat-trick of tries as England’s rugby league side sealed the three-match series with a 20-14 victory over New Zealand at Anfield. The St Helens’ winger followed a thumping try-saving tackle with three clinical tries as England battled back to win a bruising second Test. Makinson’s decisive score, in which he weaved through the Kiwi defence and beat the fullback to score, completed a superb individual performance. Jake Connor claimed England’s other try as the hosts overturned a 14-6 deficit to win

Makinson’s second try of the match in the corner. England piled on the pressure and Tom Burgess got over the line only to be held up by three Kiwi defenders. But the match was soon all square as Connor went over after a New Zealand handling error. Then it was time for Makinson to claim his third and best try of the evening, scampering inside off his wing before snaking his way to the try line including a side-step to get past the full-back.

MAKING IT HAPPEN: Tommy Makinson was the stand out performer.


Rose triumphs in Turkey ENGLAND’S Justin Rose regained the world number one spot after successfully defending his Turkish Airlines Open title, overcoming China’s Li Haotong in a playoff on Sunday. Rose carded five birdies in a typically consistent display to take a one-shot advantage after 16 holes in the final round at the Antalya event. However, he bogeyed the 17th hole to slip back into a share of first with overnight leader Li. Mediocre putts on the 18th from both Li and Rose meant they both finished at 17under-par after 72 holes. Both players returned to the playoff and after Rose missed a 15footer for birdie, Li surprisingly three-putted from just nine yards to hand his opponent the title. The 23-year-old Li said: “A tough day for me, honestly. “I think I played well the whole week, but didn’t hole a few putts on the last and that was it.” It was the first time Rose had successfully defended a title in his career and it moved him above American Brooks Koepka at the top of the witter stinRose99/T Credit: @Ju

Makinson hat-trick kills Kiwis


world rankings. Spaniard Adrian Otaegui and Belgian Thomas Detry both finished with rounds of 65 to share third on 15 under. German Martin Kaymer closed on 14-under alongside Dane Lucas Bjerregaard, while English pair Tommy Fleetwood and Danny Willett were a shot further back.

JUSTIN TIME: Rose reeled in overnight leader Li.

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