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UN slams overbuilding on the Costa Cold snap and high winds hit the
UN representatives have criticised the mass
building development along the Mediterrane-
an coast, particularly on the Costa Brava and TEMPERATURES plummeted on the Costa
in the provinces of Barcelona and Tarragona. Azahar, Valencia province and Costa Blanca
on Sunday. Minimum temperatures in Vinaròs
They say it will encourage a ﬂood of immi-
(Castellón) fell to 5ºC, and to 6ºC in Pinoso
grants, bringing with it more terrorism and
(Alicante) and 7ºC in Polinyà (Valencia).
arms- and drug-trafﬁcking. Additionally, the
new homes, hotels and golf courses will use The cold-weather record for the region, how-
up massive quantities of water, damaging the ever, was Castellfort (Castellón) where resi-
environment. Harmful emissions into the at- dents were shivering in temperatures of just
mosphere could also result, claims the UN. 1ºC. In addition to near-freezing climes, wind-
speeds reached around 71 kilometres per
They fear that the third world will be the
hour (in excess of 35 knots).
worst-hit by the damaging effects of global
warming, pushing them to seek out a new life Oliva residents suffered minor damage to
in the more prosperous west and leading to their homes when winds of up to 64 kilome-
overcrowding and uncontrolled immigration. tres per hour swept the town, and people liv-
ing in Jávea (Alicante) and Manises (Valencia)
Early Christmas lights in Tarragona did not fare much better with gusts reaching
CHRISTMAS lights could go on early this year 61 kilometres per hour. The hottest places in
in the centre of Tarragona in a bid to give El Perelló shows that tracted more than 1,000 dren with Cancer – Tarragona the region on Sunday were Rojales (Alicante),
the retail industry a boost. Chamber of Com- fund raising can be fun ! visitors from El Perelló and province). where despite the wind, temperatures re-
merce president Albert Abellò insists that beyond, and raised over In a festive atmosphere mained at around 16ºC, and in Oliva (Valen-
El Perelló hosted their ﬁrst
funds spent on the extra electricity bill will be €3,000 for the following (helped by a beautiful day’s cia), Jávea, and Vinaròs, where the thermom-
Christmas Fair on Saturday
compensated for by the surge in city-centre cancer charities:- AECC (The weather) almost 60 stalls of- eters stayed at 15ºC for most of the day.
14th December 2009 for the
trade. Additionally, he recommends the use Spanish Association Against fered a superb array of goods
purpose of raising money for But the wind-chill factor in all of these towns
of energy-saving bulbs to cut costs and dam- Cancer - Tarragona prov- on sale – something for eve-
Cancer Charities in Spain. meant that for the ﬁrst time this year, many
age to the environment. The lights were due ince), CNIO (Spanish Nation- ryone – including local handi-
During the day - the “Fira people were having to don coats and scarves
to be switched on yesterday (Wednesday), al Cancer Research Centre), crafts and foodstuff.
de Nadal” (organised by the after enjoying late-spring weather just two
three weeks before Christmas. AFANOC (Association for Chil- .....Continued on p4
El Perelló Freesia Group) at- days previously.
Cashpoint mugger targeted the
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at least 11 muggings on senior citizens be- going a facelift. Street-lights will be set up,
tween May and September this year. He is and access to the street for trafﬁc improved.
also thought to have carried out three violent Mayor Jordi Baijet and town planning coun-
robberies on van-drivers who had just emp- cillor Armand Paco, together with the head
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www.which.co.uk So What is the Impact of the Situation
in Dubai ? By Currencies Direct the Abyss
Improved ﬂight Well so far, nobody
is really sure. Given
starting to draw
thing yet. Japanese
data was weak this
ing forward looking
policies. He said
IF BRITAIN GOES BUST
By Mike Walsh
that both Abu Dhabi their horns in for morning with in- that it is too early
rights welcomed and the UAE Central
Bank have quickly
the run up to Christ-
mas, there might
much weaker than
to exit the UK’s cur-
rent policy stance
He is one of Britain most respected ﬁnancial
pundits, a former city banker whose inde-
pendent company has a turnover of £80 mil-
come forward to be just time for one expectations. The though he added
by Which? assure markets of
their support for the
more spate of trad-
ing especially if the
support for Dubai
authorities need to
conjure up some-
thing - and quick.
that there should
always be time to
talk about suit-
lion a year. His prediction that Britain faces
bankruptcy was recently thrown into the long
Following the EU judgement stating that ates State, then offered from the able plans. Sterling Given the implications of such an event this
This morning’s UK was hardly surprising. James Palumbo has
air passengers will now be compensated the ﬁnancial impact UAE Central Bank data was also weak. starts the week
however put his money where his mouth is by
for delays of three hours or more, Ro- should be quite mi- is less rather than The November GfK as it ﬁnished last turning his sterling investments into cash.
chelle Turner from Which? Holiday says: nor. Certainly, there more. This morn- consumer conﬁ- week, on a softer
Britain, running on a credit card has maxed
“This is great news for air passengers. will be repercus- ing’s Dollar decline, dence index dete- note. There is plen-
the plastic. As in the Weimar Republic money
We hear all too often of people who are sions for Western on expectations of riorated steeply to ty of data this week is being hot-press printed to keep the banks
delayed for hours at the airport, often lenders and there is a successful out- -17 from -13 in Oc- to keep markets in business. Don’t try this at home. Hundreds
without any information about when no guarantee that come to the Dubai tober. The market interested starting of billions of pounds will somehow have to be
their ﬂight will ﬁnally leave, and are then Dubai’s ‘fairy god- World debt restruc- had been looking with some US data repaid before the bailiffs and police arrive.
offered no compensation. mother’ will stand turing, looks a little for an improvement this afternoon. The Some say it couldn’t happen: Ask Iceland;
behind its liabilities premature - look to -11. The UK’s CBI 1st major interest ask Dubai … who next?
“This judgement means that consumers
will now be compensated properly for
carte-blanche but for a bounce of any warned of the possi- though, will be the DEVALUATION OR EURO?
equity markets are contrary news. bility of double dip, result from this What would happen if Britain’s economic
long and often frustrating delays, and viewing the situ- month’s Reserve
not just when the airline takes the deci- Other weekend noting that service management is effectively removed from
ation as contain- news was largely sector activity dete- Bank of Australia Threadneedle Street and Westminster? The
sion to cancel a ﬂight.” able. policy meeting, tak- painful remedies imposed by the Internation-
centred on Japan riorated in th three
Currently, if your ﬂight is delayed the De- The potential prob- where intervention months through ing place in the ear- al Monetary Fund would be so severe that
nied Boarding Regulation won’t enable lem is any growth in chatter continued to November, with ly hours of tomor- even the little Englanders, hostile to the Euro-
you to receive compensation, but the air- row morning. Even pean Union, would scream for admission.
concern over global reverberate around consumer service
line does have an obligation to offer you Sovereign stability the markets and of- businesses seeing though the odds on The alternative could only be root and branch
assistance if your delay is expected to go and the fact that ﬁcials maintained activity well below the Central Bank reform on a Hitlerian scale that would effec-
beyond a certain point. leaving rates as tively impose British interests ﬁrst. Such a
CDS spreads have their stance on the normal for the time radical restructuring would put Britain on lep-
What you are currently entitled to: continued to widen current volatility in of year. Also, BDO, they are have short-
er-like isolation similar to Ahmadinejad’s Iran
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Iceland needed only a $6 billion bail-out from
priate to the delay calm on the sur- nied saying that he the BoE’s forecasts of continuing strong
the IMF. Dubai’s meltdown has been esti-
face, there is a lot wouldn’t intervene were too optimistic data releases from mated between £48 and £90 billion. For an
free hotel accommodation and hotel both Down Under
transfers if an overnight stay is required of thrashing about in the FX market but and that its own idea of scale it was recently revealed that in
below the surface. this doesn’t mean surveys were not and China plus addition to publicly declared bank bail outs
If the delay lasts for ﬁve hours or more, If things do be- that he would. Oth- showing any signs the very long gap the Bank of England secretly transferred £62
you can choose not to travel and get a gin to look a little ers talk of bold and of a signiﬁcant re- between this, and billion to the Bank of Scotland and the HBOS.
refund of your ticket cost. dire, then expect swift action by the covery. Other than the next scheduled What else may soon be revealed? The UK is
When you’re entitled to it: the Dollar to come Bank of Japan to that, all is rosy in meeting will mean spending £30 billion a year more than its in-
that the RBA will come.
When a ﬂight under 932 miles (for ex- back into focus as counter the Yen’s the garden. MPC
ample, London to Venice) is delayed for risk aversion trades current strength. member Posen was hike tomorrow. BASKET CASE BRITAIN
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Trickster poses as
British aristocrat to
Swine ‘ﬂu has hit In The Top 20 of Hospitals
con women out of
epidemic proportions THE region’s top three hospitals have
been named as those of Torrevieja, Alzira,
SWINE ‘ﬂu has reached and many schools are day are off sick at the and the Clínica Quirón in Valencia.
thousands epidemic proportions in
Spain, with the Comuni-
sending entire classes of
kids home until the risk of
Josep Iborra school with
All three appear in the list of Spain’s 20
best hospitals, which has just been pub-
NUMEROUS women have been duped dad Valenciana being one infection has been eradi- Valencia’s Doctor Peset lished by the ministry of health.
into handing over thousands of euros of the worst-hit regions. cated. hospital, which usually Catalunya is home to a whopping 14 of
by a conman posing as a member of In Benissa (Alicante), one At Benissa’s Manuel Bru sees around 70 children these, named after around a third of the
the British aristocracy. in four children are off primary school, 115 of the a day in its paediatric unit, region’s 155 hospitals were analysed by
The accused, 47, is said to have pre- school at the moment with 459 pupils have not been is now treating over 200 the central government.
tended to be an upper-class English- inﬂuenza-like symptoms. to class this week and are kids daily. Among the criteria judged was the mor-
man about to inherit a multi-million- The ministry of health reported as suffering from A total of 27 people have tality rate, the average length of stay, and
pound fortune, which he promised to says seasonal ‘ﬂu hit 59 fever, headaches and up- died from swine ‘ﬂu or the number of out-patient operations
share with his victims if they footed his people per 1,000 inhab- set stomachs. complications with the compared to surgery that requires pa-
admin and legal costs. itants a decade ago, but But headmaster Manuel virus and existing health tients to stay for at least a night.
He claimed that due to cash ﬂow, he the AH1N1 virus – which Juan insists there is no conditions in less than a They were classiﬁed into various catego-
was unable to pay these until he got his has symptoms very similar cause for alarm and that fortnight. ries, including specialist, general, region-
inheritance. to the common inﬂuenza most patients recover The death toll across Spain al and private.
But the trickster, who was not even – has already seen 6.9 within around three or has reached 115.
British but a Spaniard from San Se- per cent of the region’s four days.
Along with the Comunidad
The heat is on
bastián (Basque Country) amassed residents taking ill. However, he says he has MINIMUM and maximum temperatures
over 700,000 euros and the women he Figures have already risen ‘never seen anything like and the Basque Country for public buildings have now been stip-
targeted never heard from him again. by 64 per cent in less than it’ in his ten years as head are some of the worst af- ulated by legislation in order to protect
The women, who mainly lived in Can- two weeks. of the school. fected. the environment. Bars, shops, airports,
tabria and in the provinces of Guipúz- Children under 14 appear Also in Benissa, around supermarkets and other premises fre-
coa and Vizcaya in the Basque Country, to be the worst-affected, eight or nine children a quented by the public must be no warm-
were said to be sucked in by the man’s er than 21ºC in the winter.In summer, the
elegant nature and charm – and his temperature should be set to a minimum
fake identity. First-ever female Lieutenant Colonel in the Spanish of 26ºC. Humidity levels should be be-
tween 30 and 70 per cent. The central
As a result of the fraud, police say the
accused spent three years living like a
army FOR the ﬁrst time in Spanish history, a woman has reached the rank of government, having enforced these rules
Lieutenant Colonel in the Armed Forces. Patricia Ortega, who – until now – has been as part of their three-year plan to save
real member of the aristocracy, eating commander of the Polytechnic Engineering Corps, joined the army in 1988 when she
in the best restaurant and staying in energy, intends to install thermostats in
entered the General Military Academy in Zaragoza as a working pupil after completing all public buildings to ensure the owners
top hotels. her agricultural engineering degree at Madrid Polytechnic. After ﬁnishing her training of the premises adhere to the newly-im-
But some of the women he tried it on at the military school, Lt. Col. Ortega became captain of the Polytechnic Engineer- posed requirements.
with saw through him immediately and ing Corps and construction engineer in 1992. She has since completed a masters
reported him to the police, resulting in degree in eco-auditing and is currently studying for a PhD in town planning at Madrid ?
his arrest last week. Polytechnic.
The ministry of defence reveals that of the 16,412 women currently in the forces
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Council tax to come down
COUNCIL tax is set to come down this year all
over the province of Castellón. Some towns
have opted to freeze rates rather than reduc-
ing them, but a number of discounts are avail-
able to help hard-pressed home-owners cope
with the recession. Costa Azahar councils ini-
tially considered increasing IBI, or asset tax,
rates in 2010 to claw back the vital income
it has lost from the construction industry
crash. But given that in some households,
The bar and barbecue were very popular all members – both parents and the children
and the children were delighted to be able to – are unemployed due to the ﬁnancial crisis,
meet Santa and receive gifts. This was the local authorities have taken steps to make it
ﬁrst Christmas Fair to be organised by the El easier for them to pay their annual rates. In
Perelló branch of the Freesia Group - whose Vila-real, rates will come down and property
members - together with unprecedented sup- developers will get a 40 per cent reduction,
port from within the village business commu- with those who live in government subsidised
nity, worked tirelessly to ensure that this event homes – VPO properties, are to get 50 off.
was not only enjoyable but also a successful Burriana intends to keep its rates the same,
illustration of what can be achieved on a but will offer discounts to householders who
community basis – to raise funds for those in are unemployed. In order to offset the loss
need. The “Fira de Nadal” in El Perelló was a The recent harvest festi- people in Bangladesh lunch in Vinaros and a of public funds, the council has announced
successful example of how ex-pats and local val services at St Christo- to restored their sight, service and harvest sup- moves to apply higher taxes to mobile tel-
residents can work together! pher’s Anglican Church on mainly through cataract per in Ampolla. ephone companies and to banks with cash-
There is a Catalan saying which says it all! points on the pavements. Segorbe council
the Costa Azahar collected treatments. The money The cheque was present- has proven to be the most generous, offering
“Mica en mica s’omple la pica” Roughly trans- 950 euros for a mission was collected from three ed to vicar Paul needle by reductions of up to 100 per cent for certain
lated means – “Drop by drop the sink is ﬁlled” agency project called Eye congregations: a harvest church treasurer Phil Cor- households in need. Discounts will be offered
– in other words – “a few centimes won’t buy Treatment for the Elderly. festival service in Alcosse- nelius and church warden for those on low incomes, on the dole, or with
much – but if we all contribute a few a we can The agency help elderly bre, a service and harvest Eddie McKay. large families – usually deﬁned as three or
acheive a lot”. more children. Segorbe local authorities also
hope to be able to offer tax deductions of up
etc. The popular and talented “Santa Lucia”
and “Decibels” El Perelló choirs who per-
formed for the event. And a special thanks
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Individuals, nomic activity tax, and the cost of operating
licences, for all companies who offer more
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Ex faces prison for Sky-high police hash-plant hunters on patrol Four-million-year-old
‘puncturing girlfriend’s badger found in Almenara
condoms’ EUROPE’S oldest badger fossil has been
found on an archaeological dig in Alme-
A MAN who reportedly punctured his ex-girl- nara (Castellón).
friend’s condoms without her knowledge
could face two years in jail if found guilty. The unique ﬁnding was uncovered at
Police say the accused, David P.B., used the Casablanca 4 site, and is thought to
his spare key to the woman’s home in Vid- date back to the Middle Pliocene period,
reres (Selva) to enter her home, where she which was between two and 13 million
lived with her mother. He had arranged to years ago.
have a set of keys cut without his ex-part- The fossil in question is believed to be
ner’s knowledge. On occasions, the sus- around four million years old.
pect – who was in a relationship with the
woman for around 18 months – is thought Previous studies of the Casablanca digs
to have climbed through the window to gain have revealed remains of up to 150 dif-
access to the ﬂat when his former girlfriend ferent species, including lynx and deer.
changed the locks. Experts believe the ﬂora and fauna in
Once inside, he punched holes in the con- what is now the province of Castellón
doms she kept in her drawer, and moved would have been similar to that currently
her photographs around. The victim report- POLICE helicopters across Using the latest technology, though large plantations are
the Comunidad Valenciana including videos and high- occasionally found. One of found in the African savannah.
ed the matter to the Mossos d’Esquadra.
are patrolling the region to resolution cameras with ra- the largest hash allotments Historian Andrés Santos, who has been
Her ex-boyfriend faces trial in spring 2010 check for hidden cannabis dars and infrarred signals, discovered to date was in
before a jury. studying the fossil, says the discovery
plantations. the Guardia Civil are target- October last year in Alcalà de has enabled him and his colleagues to
They are not only taking pho- ing both residential and ru- Xivert (Castellón). publish articles in some of the world’s
Man Sought in connection tographs of entire allotments ral areas. They say it is more Another massive indoor plan- most-read palaeontology magazines.
of marihuana plants, but common to ﬁnd small num- tation was found when emer-
with hit and run also terraces and balconies bers of plants in indoor pa- gency services attended to a “The province of Castellón is now on the
of homes and greenhouses tios, terraces, balconies and house ﬁre in Torrent in July. front cover of all the specialist journals,”
Police have released details of Louis William
Connolly, born in England on 01/01/1987. in gardens. air-conditioned rooms, al- Santos reveals.
Mr Connolly is suspected of driving the ve-
hicle which was involved in a hit and run
incident in Torrevieja. It is thought that Mr Unemployment edges closer unemployment also increased in Cantabria
(5.39 percent), Galicia (3.78 percent), La
Connolly may still be in the Alicante area
and anyone who has any information as to
to 4 million Rioja (3.28 percent), Asturias (3.26 percent)
his whereabouts are requested to contact Ofﬁcial ﬁgures released show a 1.59% rise and Catalonia (2.17 percent). With increases
either David Sanchez Hernández (dsher- in the number of unemployed in Spain for also above the national average of (1.59 per-
firstname.lastname@example.org) of the Spanish November. There are now 3,868,946 people cent) were Castilla y León at (1.88 percent),
Guardia Civil or the Torrevieja Branch of the unemployed in the country, Valencia regis- Valencia at (1.80 percent) and Aragon (1.76 If Your have a local Interest story
Neighbourhood Watch (nhwintorrevieja@ tered the highest rise in unemployment in percent). Below average is the Basque coun-
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