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LOCK, STOCK, AND NOTHING

Light at end of tunnel blows massive heist  It was a like scene from a British crime caper movie of the 50’s and 60’s as a gang of robbers pretending to be More »

Blair & Bush - Press Conference - Brussels

LESSONS NOT LEARNT

The state of the world can really get you worried these days, yet I suspect more people are interested in a football match or a reality TV show. It‘s time to wake More »

Peter Capaldi

REGENERATION GAME WORKS

It was no surprise at all to see Peter Capaldi easily fitting into the latest regeneration of Doctor Who as the series bounded back to lift the recent dreary Saturday night TV More »

Erik Lamela

WHITE HOT LANE!

New Kids On The Block Take Tottenham Top On Super Sunday, the Erik Lamela–led Lillywhites put 48 passes together in two and a half minutes before Nacer Chadli headed his second and More »

FRONT PAGE HORROR SMASH

HORROR SMASH

“Hellish” scenes as eight people are burnt to death Eight people, including two young children, died on Tuesday after a head-on collision with a lorry on the AP7 close to Cox in More »

LOCK, STOCK, AND NOTHING

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Light at end of tunnel blows massive heist 

It was a like scene from a British crime caper movie of the 50’s and 60’s as a gang of robbers pretending to be builders, dug an elaborate tunnel to get into an Elche bank, only to run away when their plans were rumbled by a security guard once they were in the building!
The gang, which the police believe consisted of four members, had moved into the area a month before the planned robbery last Saturday, and had taken over an empty house, telling inquisitive neighbours that they were carrying out a renovation project. They had other plans though, in what might could ended up as being Alicante Province’s biggest ever bank robbery.

COSTLY LOST DIGITS

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A patient has been awarded 15,000 euros in compensation after his severed fingers got lost en route to Torrevieja Hospital. The victim has been fighting regional health authorities through the courts since May 2008 after he suffered an accident at work where three of his fingers were ripped off.
The local police put them all in a bag with ice, and the worker was taken to the A&E at Torrevieja Hospital by ambulance. But the form filled in by staff in the emergency department did not state that the fingers were still ‘available’. As a result, the patient was not examined by a specialist to see whether his extremities could be reimplanted. And a delay of more than a few hours means there would be no chance of sewing them back on. The victim’s career came to an end because with three fingers missing, he could not do his job.

MY CIRCUS INTENT

Clown

When I was young I wanted to run away from home to join the circus. ‘Are you sure you didn’t escape from one?’ guffawed Mrs S the other evening.
‘That is why I much prefer to reminisce with strangers,’ I replied coldly. ‘I have decided never to talk to you again.’
‘Can I have that in writing?’ Mrs S asked hopefully. I shook my head. ‘I write about you enough.’
So what was I telling you about? Oh, yes, as a little lad I wanted to join the circus.

GIVE THE DOG SOME CREDIT

PETER GIVE THE DOG SOME CREDIT

As I write this article, I am sitting in a soaking wet London, where it has not stopped raining now for two days. Not only is the sky grey, so is the mood of the people. I was always so fascinated in the fact that how can it be, that if you follow London to Alicante in a straight line, it is about 800 miles, but the differences are so huge.

SUMMERTIME AND THE LIVIN’ IS EASY

As August finally comes to a close, we can look back on those hot summer days and fun evenings. There’s the time spent with family and loved ones and that feel-good emotion that comes over us when we are enjoying everything this beautiful country has to offer.
For those of you keeping up to date on Spain from the UK or other country and planning your winter return, I hope you enjoyed your stay and are heading back with excitement to your Spanish life. I love this country more each year I´m here, and there is nothing that would get me to return for good to the UK. As I love the heat in summer, going back in August would be a definite no for me, but I appreciate we aren´t all fans of mid 30´s temperatures!

LESSONS NOT LEARNT

Blair & Bush - Press Conference - Brussels

The state of the world can really get you worried these days, yet I suspect more people are interested in a football match or a reality TV show.
It‘s time to wake up! In the old days of the Cold War, we knew where the bogeyman was based (Moscow) and that the Great Russian Bear would occasionally tickle the arm pits of Uncle Sam and vice-versa, but short of the Cuba missile crisis in 1962, sense would normally prevail. Now look at the problems we have. Western relations with Russia are worse than they were in the later stages of the Cold War, after their disgraceful behaviour in the Ukraine.

CARD TRICK MISSED

TONY MAYES MATTHEW WHELAN TATOO PICS

Do you feel you are safe while in Britain? Well, there are growing reasons to think we are becoming less and less safe there. Why? Because of the frightening number of illegal immigrants at large in the country. Despite all the controls, the UK borders are incredibly porous. Illegals are still flooding in. And those who fail immigration checks are not kept in custody and sent back quickly to home countries. They are let loose and simply disappear, with figures showing a big rise in the proportion who vanish after failing checks once inside Britain. Less than one in four are subsequently caught – meaning they have avoided detection while still inside the country.

Spanish 137

Here we are again, learning Spanish with all its forms it can be tricky to get a grip of but stick with it and you´ll soon be chatting with confidence. Use your Spanish as often as you can and you´ll soon find yourself talking without even thinking, but you have to be using it otherwise it will be very difficult to improve.
Here are the answers to last week´s homework, remember we were in the subjunctive which is the mood form, when we feel something or aren´t sure of something we use it, also remember the phrases that we learnt a few weeks ago to tell us when to use the subjunctive or the indicative, normally after the words for ´maybe´ we will use the subjunctive as it shows uncertainty, but most of all listen to how the Spanish talk and pick up on when they use it. There is no substitute for real life situations and no excuse for not being able to find a Spanish area if you are living here in Spain, even if it means moving off your urb. or slightly out of your area.

REGENERATION GAME WORKS

Peter Capaldi

It was no surprise at all to see Peter Capaldi easily fitting into the latest regeneration of Doctor Who as the series bounded back to lift the recent dreary Saturday night TV schedules.
Capaldi is a classy actor who has always left an impression with his different roles over the years, and he gave a bravura performance that lifted a somewhat lightweight and occasionally muddled opening story. It’s hard to believe that he’s actually older than William Hartnell when he became the first Doctor back in 1963, and I loved his patter and dry wit, along with his great expressions.

EVERY LITTLE HELPS?

ellen brown fore!

There’s some great news for people who want to get their hands on the latest golf equipment at competitive prices with the news that Sports Direct has taken a minority stake in Direct Golf UK.
Direct Golf (not surprisingly) has welcomed the opportunities that this new partnership brings and have also announced a tie-up with Tesco to offer golf equipment through the Tesco Direct online marketplace, including the option of collection in-store through the Tesco ‘Click+Collect’ service. That’s okay if you’re in the UK (I wonder why Tesco’s has not got it there?).