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Bag snatches are on the increase in all areas
Cold snap and high winds hit
Mortgages plummet as Euribor We urge you all to take a little more care to se-
cure your bags whilst shopping. Also we have
received several reports of attempted and
TEMPERATURES plummeted on the Costa
Azahar, Valencia province and Costa Blanca hits record low successful bag snatches in supermarket car
parks. Normally, the culprits will distract you by
innocently asking for the time or directions, as
on Sunday. NTEREST rates in the Eurozone fell for not now go up until 2011. you enter or leave your car. In the mean time
Minimum temperatures in Vinaròs (Castellón) his assailant removes your valuables from your
the ninth consecutive time last month, The European Central Bank (BCE) says car. Also, if you are travelling in a car and some
fell to 5ºC, and to 6ºC in Pinoso (Alicante) and with the Euribor sitting at an historical it will start to gradually increase rates one tries to get you to pull over, by indicating
7ºC in Polinyà (Valencia). The cold-weather low of 1.231 per cent. there may be a problem with your car, please
record for the region, however, was Castell-
in the second half of 2010, although its drive on, (unless its the Guardia of course ) until
fort (Castellón) where residents were shiver- This means the average variable-rate chairman, Jean-Claude Trichet, says it is you reach a petrol station or safe area to do so,
ing in temperatures of just 1ºC. In addition mortgage will have come down by 240 too early yet to say Spain is out of the re- this is another common way to steal your valu-
euros a month. A mortgage of 150,000 cession. ables.
to near-freezing climes, wind-speeds reached
around 71 kilometres per hour (in excess of
35 knots). Oliva residents suffered minor
euros over 25 years is said to be the av-
erage proﬁle of a home loan in Spain, to
But in spite of uncertainty and lack of FOR RENT SAX
conﬁdence in the ﬁnancial markets
damage to their homes when winds of up to which this ﬁgure will apply. across the continent, economists from Bar complete with
64 kilometres per hour swept the town, and
Variable-rate mortgages in general will the BCE say they are not concerned that Restaurant , Seats 40
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(Valencia) did not fare much better with gusts
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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
Two free phone calls, faxes or e-mails; suggests that even foreign exchange the accountancy ened, I still think and Saddam’s Iraq. It would be unthinkable.
and free meals and refreshments appro- though things look rates. Fujii has de- group, suggested that a combination
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
more than two hours. re-emerge. No sign of any- in the papers talk- Britain needs £200 billion a year just to serv-
ice its commitments but the UK government
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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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GATA de Gorgos’ Corral de Pato res- “HELP” at La Pedrera Hospital, Denia “HELP” GET INTO THE
The La Pedrera Hospital in Denia has now reo-
taurant is featuring a fun art display until
December 21. pened to accommodate long term patients. CHRISTMAS SPIRIT
The exhibition is the work of pupils at an oc- Many of these are British and are often alone
cupational workshop for those with mental and experiencing difﬁculties. The “HELP” of De- Santa arrived early at the “HELP” of Denia
illnesses in Jávea. nia and Marina Alta organisation has now set us and Marina Alta Christmas Fayre at Casa
Participants were encouraged to make un- a team of volunteers in to visit these patients. Holanda on Saturday 28th November. Al-
inhibited use of their individual creative urg- They are referring to this as “The Adopt a Patient though the event opened at 10.30am there
es, reveals Anna Perles, who led the work- Scheme”, which means once a patient is “adopt- were eager customers waiting to get their
shop. This means there are sure to be some ed” by a volunteer they visit that one patient only bargains well before that time. The stalls
startling, intriguing, colourful and fascinat- on a regular basis building up a relationship of care and companionship assisting with any dif- were, as usual manned by willing volunteers
ing paintings on display to contrast with and ﬁculties they may be experiencing, That can cover many areas from someone needing a change from the “HELP” organisation and all were
complement the traditional farmhouse-style of scene to help with the language conveying their problems to the staff. This scheme is up beautifully presented to tempt the custom-
backdrop of this country restaurant, which and running now and in the words of the social and patient care staff at the Hospital they are ers. There were stalls providing mouth water-
specialises in typical local dishes. “invaluable” to them. If you wish to become involved in this scheme or learn more about the ing cakes and preserves, home grown plants,
“HELP” Organisation with visit their website www.helpofdenia.com . jewellery, toys, books at bargain prices and a
Investment planes for Marina Christmas stall with all kinds of goodies plus
Alta next year. Pick it up or pay up, that they have to send street-
cleaners out several times a
their fellow townspeople. all the usual competitions. A rafﬂe, guess
The council also has to shell the name of the doll, guess the weight of the
NEW sports centre in Pedreguer and a big- says Xàtiva council day to clear up after lazy pet- out a signiﬁcant sum of mon- Christmas cake and the Tombola stall. All the
ger and better bus station in Dénia are just DOGS in Xàtiva who defecate owners who cannot be both- ey on a regular basis to dis- prizes were donated by generous members
two of the major plans on the table to im- on the street could cost their ered to clear up their dogs’ infect roads, pavements and and supporters of “HELP”. For more informa-
prove public services in the Marina Alta next owners a fortune unless the excrement. gardens where dog-mess has tion relating to the “HELP” organisation or
year. A total of 1.4 million euros is due to pooch’s parents pick it up. They also hit out at selﬁsh led to infestations of ﬂies, it how to become a member please visit the
be ploughed into building a fully-equipped dog-owners who let their pets has revealed.
Fines ranging from 60 to 300 website www.helpofdenia.com.
leisure centre open to all residents in foul on parks and gardens de-
Pedreguer in 2010. Dénia will also have a euros will be slapped on dog- Canine excrement attracts
walkers who do not bag it signed for the public to relax germs that can cause seri-
bus station just outside the town, offering and enjoy the view, and for
more space and better facilities than the ex- and bin it. ous infections and other ill-
children to play, saying they nesses.
isting one. Funds are also being invested in Local authorities complain
are spoiling the privilege for
dualling the CV-725 Ondara-Dénia road; on
building an auditorium, and on improving ac- CV-660 to be ﬁnished by June All Aboard the party bus
cess roads into Dénia’s new hospital and its THE new road between Fontanars and On-
rubbish tip. The provincial council’s budget tinyent will be ﬁnished by the end of June Photos By JJ
for public works next year also includes a next year, local authorities conﬁrm.
new public library in Jávea port, an indoor Work has been ongoing on the CV-660 in
swimming pool in Moraira and extending order to get rid of the sharp bends and dan-
the mains drainage network in Teulada. gerous curves that make this stretch of the
Oliva U3A Group Leaders’ road a notorious accident blackspot and
particularly nerve-wracking after dark.
Conference It will also ﬂatten out the sloping parts of the
On 25th November Oliva U3A hosted its carriageway, cut down air pollution levels
third Group Leaders’ conference which was and enable the trafﬁc to ﬂow more freely.
organized by the Group Leaders’ coordina- A fantastic time was had by all who ventured
tor, Karmanie Hastings. This event is the out on November 5th to the Bonﬁre party
only time when all the Group Leaders meet ‘Insalubrious’ campsite shut night, hosted by the Costa Blanca Party bus.
in one place. Group leaders are the heart
of all U3A associations and although they down A CAMPSITE in Llíria has been The delicious ﬁsh & Chips were enjoyed by
all, Untraditional, was the mild weather that
closed down due to its dirty and unhygienic
are busy running their groups they do not evening, unlike the usual bitterness experi-
normally get the opportunity to meet their state, reveals the town council. Formally
enced on November 5th in the UK. Congrat-
colleagues, share their experiences, and Local authorities have been threatening to ulations to the winners of the Bonﬁre night Castalla Fryer
discuss problems and future plans. shut the Camping Aguas site for 15 years, quiz and the best dressed guy.
Committee members were also in attend- claiming it is illegal.
All the kids would like to thank the party bus
Menu of the day
ance, some in their duel role as Group
Leaders The Conference took the form of
They say there are too many caravans and
prefabricated buildings, meaning the occu-
team for giving them a taste of a traditional
UK bonﬁre night.
6.95 12.00-14.00 and 18.00-20.00
a seminar, with plenty of opportunity for
individuals to contribute and raise issues
pants are packed together like sardines.
Karen and Abbey are great hosts and can lend Choice of Haddock or Cod
Loose electricity cables and out-of-control their talents to any kind of event or party.
that concerned them. Among the topics dis-
dumping of waste were among the reasons Open Tue 10.00-14.30 18.00-22.00
cussed were premises for meetings, calen- The Costa Blanca party bus is an impressive
the council cited for closing the site. Wed 10.00-15.00 closed evening
dar clashes, the possibility of sharing some achievement and provides great fun for all
activities with other U3A’s in the region, Its owners were given notice at the begin- those who board her. Fully equipped with a Thur 10.00-14.30 18.00-22.00
ideas about short taster sessions for mem- ning of the summer to resolve the various Bar, catering equipment and restaurant style Fri 10.00-14.30 18.00-23.00
bers who did not want to make a commit- problems on the site or face closure and a seating on the top deck, it’s ideal for children Sat 10.00-14.30 18.00-23.00
ment to a regular group, better integration ﬁne. or adult parties, business and charity events.
with the Spanish community, new activities
and resources. At the end of the session Closed all day Sunday/Monday
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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
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