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Tel 96224648 696320315 FOLLOWING the in- just before July 1 and given for goods or foodstuffs, housing, crease in IVA (Thurs- have to pay for them services – such as cultural activities Rates were set to rise by 7.5 per cent in www.lenasparra.com day, July 1), con- after this date. package holidays or such as ﬁlms, thea- a bid to help reduce the country’s budget sumer associations The law dictates that building works on a tre productions or deﬁcit, potentially making electricity prohibi- are preparing them- the IVA rate which house – will be paid concerts, hotel and tively expensive for the average household- FORMER UK MARSHALLS selves for a ﬂood of complaints. applies is the one at the previous rate if they were issued be- catering establish- ments, and health or er. But both José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero’s cabinet and the opposition party, the PP, valid at the time of REGISTERED CONTRACTOR They are putting to- the purchase, but if fore July 1, provided social care. intend to meet and discuss the matter this All aspects of building work and gether a guide as it is paid for in instal- the IVA rate is stated The ‘super-reduced’ coming week. In the long term, they hope hard landscaping to which goods and ments or with one on them or included rate, the only one to promote the use of ‘green’ energy sourc- Certiﬁcates & Portfolio availbale services will have in- month’s credit, the in the price and this not to increase, ap- es, which would cost less as well as being creased in price. new IVA rate applies. is not broken down. plies to staple food- kinder to the environment.Tel Gary 962728195 678946301 IVA comes in three Otherwise, technical- But if only the net amount is quoted stuffs such as bread, fruit, eggs and milk, Passport renewals could take rates – reduced (for- ly, anything charged merly seven per cent); after midnight on and followed by ‘plus school books and upto 2 months IVA’, if this amount medication. For Rent ‘super-reduced’ (four per cent), and the general rate of 16 June 30 now attracts the new rate, mean- ing those who ate is not stipulated, the new rate will now ap- And the general rate applies to all other WAITING lists for renewing expired identity cards and passports are set to reach up to two months this summer. For any Spanish Aquilar 300m2 Covered retail space per cent. The reduced rate is out on Wednesday night were in a rush ply. If an estimate was products and serv- ices. national whose ID card or passport has run out, the earliest appointment they will be now eight per cent, to ﬁnish their des- dated prior to July 1 This said, many com- able to get is August 23. plus 250 m2 outside and the general rate serts and get the and accepted by the panies have chosen Many of them say they start queueing at fenced area. bill before the clock consumer, but the is now 18 per cent. to bear the IVA rise 5.30am and still do not get seen, meaningMultipurpose Use. 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2 EMAIL: email@example.com • Tel 902733622 July 2010Was Derrick Bird’s 13th Hatched, matched andVictim Truth? Sterling stays ﬁrm as Fabio’s men slump dispatched numbers fall Mike WalshBreaking news stories in which a deranged killeris on the loose and adding victims by the minute T owards the end of last week con- cerns over debt crept was not as brutal as feared. However, eq- uity market drive has the time of writing. Cable has found further support with with time to work out their individual differences. SPAIN’S birth rate fell by ﬁve per cent last year – the ﬁrst time it has dropped in ahave become depressingly commonplace. Re- decade. back into the market clearly faded against talk in the marketmember that word. It may provide a clue as to Although the country historically has onewhy these tragedies, a modern phenomena are psyche. It marked a the background of that a UK clearer All in all, economicnow commonplace. disappointing end new growth con- needs to buy cable data this week is of the lowest birth-rates in the westenAfter the usual psychobabble mantras have to the week which cerns including de- today for dividend unlikely to lessen world, it has been gradually rising sincedied down and life returns to what we think of started so positively veloping evidence of payment purposes. growth concerns, the millennium.as normal, we know similar tragedies will hap- in response to Chi- a double-dip in the The effect is not like- with Euro zone, US However, the average number of childrenpen again and again. They never used to; except per female inhabitant of childbearingin war zones where passions run high. They cer- na’s de-pegging of US housing market ly to be excessively and UK consumer age was 1.4 last year, compared to 1.46tainly never happened in idyllic worldwide loca- the CNY. The good in addition to fresh large, however it and manufacturingtions each depicting scenic charm. in 2008. news didn’t last as it worries about the may well be helping conﬁdence indica-The knee-jerk reaction is to blame the gun; an But the death-rate also fell, this time by became evident that European banking underpin the pairing tors likely to post 0.7 per cent, making an average of 8.35answer that isn’t too intellectually demanding. Itignores the fact that there is no connection be- there was still plenty sector. In line with in recent trade. declines due to a deaths per 1,000 inhabitants.tween tough or lax gun control and unaccount- of two-way risk on the bearish news, host of factors. The Marriage statistics were also down byable acts of mass murder. the CNY. Other key US Q1 GDP was ac- Sunday saw the big- data will suggest a 10.8 per cent last year, although in overWas Derrick Bird the First Victim? events were a new cordingly revised gest non event after slowing in growth a ﬁfth of weddings celebrated, either oneIf I were a detective seeking a motive for Derrick PM in Australia, lower once again, to a certain football momentum follow-Bird’s killing binge in Cumbria, I would spend as or both of the couple was a foreigner.much time riﬂing through his bathroom cabinet who faces a difﬁ- a 2.7% annualised match with the G20 ing Q2 2010, in the The falling birth-rate means Spain’sas I would sifting through family wills and tax cult start in ofﬁce rate of growth. summit which like short term turning ‘natural’ population growth reduced lastdeclaration forms. over the contentious England, the com- lower, albeit gradu- year, its ﬁgures only being kept up by for-Everyone has those kinds of issues and deals new mining tax and Recent US data has muniqué failed to ally. Whilst a dou- eigners moving in.with them. The problems confronting mass-mur- Although non-Spanish residents make up the G20 summit in managed to hold get a grip on chal- ble-dip scenarioderer Derrick Bird were minor compared withtragedies affecting the lives of many others who Canada which took back the USD, sug- lenges that face still seems doubt- 12 per cent of the country’s population,do not go on crazed shooting sprees. place yesterday. gesting that cyclical them. Maybe a lit- ful there can be no they also accounted for 2.75 per cent ofThe media pundits, cops and psychologists de- factors and not just tle harsh as they doubt that austerity deaths in 2009.bate possible explanations as to why a normal The US Assembly risk aversion are be- agreed new targets measures and the And among expatriates who died lastcab driver should turn into a glassy-eyed killer. year, 70 per cent were EU citizens, most-They need their heads examined? conﬁrmed a major ginning to play into for reducing deﬁcits weakening of ﬁscal regulatory reform foreign exchange and sovereign debt, stimulus measures ly British or German and elderly.The Killers in the Bathroom CabinetOther candidates for the psychiatrist’s couch bill towards the end markets. This can however questions are starting to weigh The birth and marriage rate fall could beare the pharmaceutical giants and coerced doc- of the week and be seen with Cable regarding tougher heavily on global attributed to the recession, since couplestors who routinely prescribe anti-depressants as may put off starting a family until they markets, especially breaking through capital and liquid- growth prospects.magic bullets for ‘stressed out’ individuals. This are in stable employment, and the costis as irresponsible as dishing out antibiotics for ﬁnancial stocks, re- the key 1.50 level ity requirements for of a wedding ceremony being prohibitivethe common cold. acted positively as and even the ﬂag- banks were delayed report by Philip to couples who are out of work.The following have much in common: Eric Har- the bill appeared ging Euro is reaching until November’s Ryanris and Dylan Klebold (Columbine massacre), to give some sup- nearly 1.24 against summit in Seoul,Patrick Purdy (Cleveland School Massacre), port to banks and the greenback at providing leaders expat insurance agencyThomas McIlvane (shot nine postal worker); JeffWeise (Red Lake High School Massacre), TedKaczynski, Michael McDermott, Kip Kinkel, JohnHinckley, who gunned down President Reagan.Seung-Hui Cho went on the rampage, killing33 and wounding two dozen students. JosephWesbecker killed eight and wounded twelve be-fore taking his own life. 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Wealthy people rose in likely to place their fundsquarter of 2009. airlines that lost business due to the Private individuals with percentage by over half in outside their country of volcanic ash cloud that led to a blanketThe majority of homes that developers capital exceeding one mil- the USA, Japan and Ger- residence.began to build at the beginning of this ﬂight cancellation in April. lion US dollars (800,000 many, says the study. Expenditure on collecti-year were destined for private buyers euros), not including their Minister for public works, José Blanco,– 17,876 per cent – and the remainder Millionaire numbers went bles such as works of art, said many package travel companies ﬁrst residence, vehicles or up y 53.5 per cent in these wine and classic cars haswere council-subsidised houses and consumer goods, reached were able to offset their losses causedﬂats aimed at young ﬁrst-time buyers three countries. increased, but there has by ﬂights being grounded after the erup- 143,000 in 2009, repre- been less spending onand those on low incomes. The world total was an tion of Iceland’s Eyjafjällajøkull volcano, senting a rise of 12.5 per luxury consumer goods inAnd the number of homes being built increase of 17.1 per cent because hotel occupancy increased as cent. the past two years.that were ﬁnished in the ﬁrst quarter of in the number of well-off a result of passengers being stranded. This means that, although people, and an increase2010 fell by 29 per cent to 73,684. the rise in the number of Blanco was due to discuss the matter of 18.9 per cent of their yesterday with the Council of EuropeanMost of the homes that were started– a total of 60.9 per cent – were found Transport Ministers.in Catalunya, Andalucía, Castilla-La From Alicante to Valencia in less than an hour and a half Estimated losses to air companiesMancha and the Canary Islands, in that THE long-awaited train line from Valencia to Alicante via the coast will link the two provincial across Europe following the volcanic capitals in less than an hour and a half, according to the regional minister for infrastructure,order. eruption are around 42 million euros. Mario Flores. 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July 2010 www.thetraderonline.es • Tel 902733622 5Woman who murdered Nobody brought to justice over 330 of ETA’s More tax hikes ‘cannot bedaughter’s rapist could suspected terrorist attacks ruled out’have sentence halved NEARLY half the to justice. cient proof to con- before which any FURTHER tax hikes could be on the terrorist attacks And there could vict them. unsolved murders cards when next year’s annual budgetA WOMAN who threw petrol over her believed to have be more, because And Article 132.2 cannot be tried is announced, warns minister for thedaughter’s rapist and set him alight has been committed by the Foundation did of the Spanish Pe- – a total of 562 economy and sub-vice president Elenahad her prison sentenced halved on the Basque separatist not count the 72 nal Code states people were killed Salgado.grounds of diminished responsibility. cell ETA have been attacks that took that if the author in terrorist attacks Spain has been forced to take meas-Mari Carmen García Espinosa was jailed left unpunished in believed to have place prior to the of a murder has ures to cut its state deﬁcit to six perover the attack in 2005, when Antonio their 51-year his- been perpetrated Amnesty Law of not been found cent by the end of 2011, which meansCosme Velasco Soriano was out of pris- tory, according to by ETA. 1977, when the and proven guilty pension funds, state beneﬁts and pub-on on weekend leave and provoked her the Foundation for bombings were within 20 years, no The high court is lic sector workers’ wages are alreadyin a bar in Benejúzar, where his victim Victims of Terror- ‘re-clocked’ and further action can currently looking set to be sliced.and her family live. ism. counted again be taken. into all unsolved Also, IVA went up from 16 to 18 perVelasco was sentenced in 1998 to sev- These extrem- from scratch. bombings thought The Foundation cent, and from seven to eight per centen years for the rape of Verónica, then ists have carried to be the work of In most cases, the for the Victims of on reduced-rate goods and services, as13. out around 800 the Basque funda- attacks have been Terrorism revealed at yesterday.And in 2005, his victim saw him in her bombings in half a left unpunished that between mentalists in an Salgado – who was the driving force be-father’s local bar and warned her moth- century, but in the because the exact 1978 – the year attempt to identify hind the 2006 anti-smoking law whener. case of some 330 culprits have not when the Amnesty and localise those she was minister for health – said eachHe was said to be hanging round in the of these, nobody been identiﬁed, or Law ﬁrst came into responsible. of Spain’s autonomously-governed re-bus stop outside the bar, where Veróni- has been brought there is not sufﬁ- force – and 1990, gions ‘must take responsibility’ for re-ca caught her bus every morning. ducing the state’s deﬁcit.Upon seeing Mari Carmen, Velasco Comunidad According to the Movement Against Intolerance, the re- ment among those regions with the highest population Although tax reductions and increasesasked her, sarcastically, how her daugh-ter was, and said, “do you remember Valenciana ‘most cession is partly to blame for rocketing racism levels. of foreigners. Of the 79 reported cases, six come from the central government, each of Spain’s 17 regions have ame?” racist region’ Unemployed Spaniards are included race-related mur- certain level of independence when itHe told her he would make sure she THE Comunidad Valenciana campaigning for jobs to der. comes to ﬁnancial matters.never forgot him. has the highest level of rac- be given to natives before In fact, the movement be- But Salgado says this independence ism and xenophobia in the foreigners are even consid- lieves the true ﬁgures of in-Mari Carmen, who had been on anti- ered, with slogans painted ‘should go hand in hand’ with the re-depressants and receiving psychiatric whole of Spain, reveals a cidences of racism could be gions’ responsibility for their decisions. report by the Movement on walls and buildings to the as high as 3,000 in the pasttreatment since her daughter’s attack, effect of ‘Spanish people “If a regional president chooses to Against Intolerance. year, since many foreignersreturned home and fetched a bottle of ﬁrst, the others second’. increase taxes, he or she is account- In the last year, 79 cases of may not report an attackpetrol, which she then poured over the It means there has been an able to that region’s citizens, and will racial violence, incitement or and those occurrencesrapist and set him on ﬁre. upsurge in extreme right- be judged by the public on their deci- other anti-foreigner behav- that are not technicallyShe said she had not intended to actu- iour were reported – more wing thinking and even criminal offences may sions,” she said.ally set light to him or to kill him, merely than anywhere else in the fascism and neo-Nazism, particularly in the worst-hit never be heard about. 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