Author: Claire Richards

Private motor home park to be opened

The mayor, José Manuel Dolón, has made the announcement that a decree from the Valencian community does regulate the parking of motorhomes on public land. Until now, this particular law does not appear to have been acted upon. However, the intention seems to be that it will be in future. The regional law states that vans should not remain in the same public place for more than 48 hours. In fact, the mayor suggests, it should be less than this where there are no services available to accommodate the vans. At the moment campervans and other types of motor...

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Fiesta time in Quesada

The urbanisations of Ciudad Quesada have grown bigger than the mother town of Rojales and their importance is recognised by their own fiestas, which are in honour of San Justo. One of the emperors’ chief persecutors of Christians in the early years of the 4th century was Diocletian, who journeyed through Spain in a frenzy of violence demanding all Christians renounce their faith. Two schoolboys, Justus (age 13) and Pastor (less than 9), were determined to show that their Christian faith was strong and publicly recited their catechism. Diocletian ordered that they both be savagely flogged, but neither flinched and shouted words of encouragement to each other instead. Furious and shamed by their bravery, Diocletian had them killed secretly. Both were martyred in the early fourth century. Each year the Patron fiestas begin with a giant paella in the Plaza Blanca. However, the fiestas will get properly underway on Thursday, 2nd August with a Latin night and disco, a concert and disco on Friday, children’s activities and the Charanga Parade on Saturday and the religious procession, more music and entertainment and, of course, fireworks on Sunday. Councillor for Fiestas Charo López González said: “I would like to highlight the interest, work, enthusiasm and effort of a large number of people who have given their best to make these festivities a source of joy, fun, respect and especially to highlight...

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Help horses thrive

One hundred and twenty equines need your help. These animals have suffered abuse and neglect for many years, until Sue and Rod Weeding, co-founders of Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre, took them in and gave them a home. Every horse, pony and donkey that lives at the sanctuary is a survivor. Can you imagine living in a cage surrounded by your faeces, harassed by flies and with little access to food and water? Can you imagine being beaten almost to death and then being abandoned? This was the reality for these equines. Bronson was beaten with a hammer and...

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Edition 31 July – 6 August

Bank of England deputy governor Ben Broadbent spoke earlier this week about the history and future of QE, but offered no clues as to the outcome of the MPC policy meeting next week. Most investors are expecting an increase to 0.75%, but these issues are never certain. Brexit Minister Dominic Raab conceded in a parliamentary committee that PM May is leading the negotiations; investors took this as a sign that a softer Brexit would be more likely. It seems that despite the stories of food stockpiling and other concerns, investors do not subscribe to the no-deal outcome. Their assumption continues to be that Britain will maintain a close economic relationship with Europe after it leaves the EU. The European Central Bank made the widely anticipated decision to maintain the current interest rates and has also stuck its plan of ending bond purchases by the end of the year. The provisional purchasing managers’ index readings held few surprises; French manufacturing beat forecast at 53.1, services missed at 55.3. Most of the figures across Euroland fell slightlyshort of forecast with the exception of the German number, which was fractionally ahead. A meeting between US President Trump and Jean-Claude Juncker lead to an agreement that the US and the EU will refrain from imposing new tariffs and Europe will buy some of America’s subsidised soya beans.In the longer run, the aim is...

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Edition 31 July – 6 August

Val via email asks: Hi Aunty. On my tower PC in the UK I used to login with a 4 digit PIN number instead of a password that was so much easier than remembering my long and complicated password that I have to use on my new laptop. Is this something simple enough for an old time to setup or will I need to take it in somewhere? I have an Acer laptop with Windows 10 Home. Aunty Says: Hello Val. This is a really useful feature in Windows 10 and very easy to setup. Click on the Start icon and type SETTINGS and press enter. From the windows that pops up click on the “Accounts” section and choose “Sign-in options” and the rest is fairly obvious (if any of you don’t already have a normal password setup then you will first need to add one) Joan via email asks: Hi Aunty. I have a Samsung tablet and I’m continually getting an error message “there is insufficient storage to install this app” but as far as I know I haven’t asked to install anything. I only have a few photos and I don’t use the tablet for much other than Facebook, a bit of chatting with Skype and browsing the web. Aunty says: This app could be anything Joan and quite likely an update for one of your existing...

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