december2011

Merry Christmas and Happy Newyear to all our readers.

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Strick action by Pharmacies

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Pharmacies threaten to intensify their protest until payments are current

The strike is "a success" to reach almost unanimous track of all professionals in the Region of

The shutters are down as Pharmacies go out a three-day strike over the government default in payment. Today and tomorrow they will remain closed, but it is possible that the protests will not end there. The school of Valencia meeting held tomorrow and take further industrial action rule.

 

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POLICE ALCOHOL TESTS EXTENDS ALSO TO CYCLISTS

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Police alcohol tests extends also to cyclists

Over the next 15 days reinforced by 200 officers policing controls both day and night

over the next 15 days  THE ONLY WAY TO AVOID A  drinking fine  IS TO GO ON FOOT, BY TAXI OR SIMPLY DO NOT DRINK. THE ALCOHOL CONTROL CAMPAIGN, WHICH began last week  IS TAKING PLACE IN VALENCIA, it INCLUDES ALL DRIVERS WHO TRAVEL THROUGH THE CITY, WHETHER by CARS, MOPED or push bike ;ALL WITHOUT EXCEPTION."WE WILL NOT MAKE SPECIFIC CONTROLS FOR BICYCLES, BUT ARE MEANS OF TRANSPORT LIKE THE REST AND THEREFORE IF AN OFFICER OBSERVES A DRUNKEN RIDER he will PERFORM A BREATHALYSER TEST," SOURCES confirmed . .

 

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Which? warns against over-50s plans

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Over-50s plans* could leave pensioners thousands of pounds out of pocket, and the payout often falls well short of what they’d earn in a cash Isa, according to new research from Which?

The consumer champion found that on average, a 60-year-old man paying £15 a month into an over-50s plan for 30 years would earn a lump sum of just £2,980**. This compares to a cash Isa (4% AER) which would earn more than triple the amount over the same time (£10,313).

If a customer stops payments then they forfeit any payout or even the return of their premiums***. This means that they’re forced to keep paying money into the plan each month until they’re 90. For instance, a 60-year-old man with a monthly premium of £15 would pay a total of £5,400 by the time he reached 90. However, in some cases he could receive a payout of less than half that amount (£2,650). So the longer you live, the worse value over-50s plans become.

Even worse, if inflation was to follow the same patterns over the next 25 years as it has done over the past quarter of a century, by January 2037 the real value of a plan paying out £3,450 could be less than half this in today’s money.

Which? chief executive, Peter Vicary-Smith, says:

“For most people, over-50s plans are incredibly bad value. They’re inflexible and, for the majority of customers, they will pay out far less than you have paid in. For those that are looking to leave their family a cash sum, our advice is to steer well clear of these plans, and to put your money into a cash Isa instead.”

Read more: http://www.which.co.uk/about-which/press/press-releases/campaign-press-releases/personal-finance/2011/12/which-warns-against-over-50s-plans/#ixzz1h1w6V7BZ
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Ontinyent ice rink opens with criticism of the PP

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The ice skating rink located in the Plaza de Santo Domingo de Ontinyent opened to the public yesterday and had a great response from the students who premiered the installation. The PP have complained about the charge of six euros per hour of use it and have asked the mayor "to tell the truth about what is the cost of installation was and the electriticy costs to run it. Local government has replied that all costs are borne by the sponsoring company.

 

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Alcossebre Singers´ brilliant and entertaining concert at St. Christopher church of Alcossebre

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A really extensive programme, with funny and Traditional carols. There were two premieres - A Frère Jacques version „Where is Santa? Here I am" and The Twelve Days of Christmas, sung in Spanish, according to a pasodoble, a bright and witty idea of Vivienne Webb, the conductor´s wife, the keyboard player and accompanist. Most carols were sung in English, but there were also several Spanish carols, and some combined in English and Spanish, a good exercise and language test for British and Spanish. The church was packed with  British, German expats and local Spanish including local Mayor Francisco Juan and councillor Ricardo Aguilar. 

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