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Chaos looms for holidaymakers as Monarch risks losing its licence
28 September 2016

A major airline needs urgently to renew its operating licence to avoid closing this week and causing chaos for hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers.

Monarch Airlines, which carries six million passengers a year, was trying to raise funds yesterday after concerns from the industry regulator. Its licence runs out on Friday.

Source: TIMES and MONEYSAVINGEXPERT

 

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Cathy's Curiosity Corner, an amazing labyrinth of second hand goods in Benijofar
06 September 2016

If you haven't already visited Cathy's Curiosity Corner then it is a MUST... something for everyone at the most amazing prices....

Quality furniture...beautiful china, crystal, pottery, mirrors, pictures, paintings and some of the most beautiful antiques you will ever see and it's all at unbelievably low prices.

 

                     

 

Address is Calle de Rambla 5, Benijofar.

Coming from Quesada through Benijofar, turn right at the Citreon showrooms and the shop is on the left hand side on the corner.

+34 622 89 99 06

Mon - Fri: 10ish till 4pm

The shop is also a drop off point for any donations of goods, be it clothing, bric a brac, dried foods, tinned goods, male & female toiletries, furniture and furnishings etc...for the Elche Childrens home.

For those who use Facebook you can see a bigger selection of items if you click on this link then look at 'photos' but you need to go to the shop to see for yourself, there's far too much to show you here or on FB.

https://www.facebook.com/CathysCuriosityCorner

 

 

BELOW: A selection of items that the shop currently has but items are forever changing.

 



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Thousands evacuated in Spanish towns packed with British tourists as 'horrendous' wildfire hits the Costa Blanca
05 September 2016

 

  • Dramatic images show fire raging close to Spanish coastal resort of Xabia
  • Police say about 20 homes are said to have been destroyed in the blaze
  • Three fires broke out on Sunday amid fears they were started deliberately
  • Local sources say a group of 15-year-old youths have since been arrested

Thousands have been evacuated in Spanish towns packed with British tourists after 'horrendous' wildfires hit the Costa Blanca.  

Dramatic images show forest fires raging close to Xabia, south of Valencia amid fears the blaze was started deliberately yesterday.

Holidaymakers and residents are being evacuated to schools and hostels in the area while some 20 homes are said to have been destroyed in the blaze.

According to local sources, a group of 15-year-old youths have been arrested over the fires.

BBC Radio 1 presenter Chris Stark was among those caught up in the drama, tweeting: 'This is crazy. I think my car and maybe my apartment is on fire.'

later confirmed to fans that he was 'safe' but described the inferno as 'scary'. 

It comes amid high temperatures which are due to last well into the week ahead.

One British tourist described the scenes as 'horrendous'.

She added: 'I've never seen anything like it. Really scary. Still got helicopters going over with water. Flames were from one mountain to another. There are hundreds of cars taking pictures.' 

Another wrote on Twitter: 'Crazy to see the pictures from Xabia this morning. Praying for safety and swift eradication of the fires.'

According to local police, properties in nearby Benitatxell, Tossalet and Cansalades were also evacuated as the flames came closer.

There had been hopes yesterday that the fire had been contained, but new outbreaks later took hold.

Aircraft have been used in a bid to contain the blaze overnight.

Police are investigating the fire and say the cause is 'suspicious'. 

According to the Daily Express, three fires broke out yesterday - one at the Cumbres del Sol at 4.10pm, a second at 6.30pm in Granadella and a third at Playa del Arenal at 8.30pm. 

Radio One presenter Chris Stark said he had just started a week long holiday with his family when the fires broke out.

'We were just on the beach all day – it was the first proper day of our holiday,' he told MailOnline.

'We saw this plane picking up water. He was doing shuttle runs, but this fire was so far in the distance. And it was like he did it every day.

'We went away and came back at about six, six thirty-ish. That was when we noticed ash falling from the sky. And the shuttle runs the plane was making were a lot quicker.'

Chris and his family were still unfazed, believing the fire was some distance away. But then the waiters in the restaurant began to crowd around the window, watching the mountains.

One of the party went outside to have a look.

'He came back almost a bit panicked,' the 29-year-old said. 'I thought he was exaggerating.

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Carnage in Calais: Horrific crash as jungle migrant gangs target tourists in cars in terrifying new ambush technique
04 September 2016

Carnage in Calais: Horrific crash as jungle migrant gangs target tourists in cars in terrifying new ambush technique that left Daily Mail journalists covered in blood after narrowly escaping death.

Migrants from the Calais Jungle camp are using a deadly new tactic in their attempts to get to Britain.

Ruthless gangs are deliberately causing crashes on the roads to the French port by hurling large objects at cars – then sneaking on to lorries caught up in the resulting tailbacks.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has spoken out after a team of Mail on Sunday journalists narrowly escaped death last week when three migrants threw a log at their car, forcing it into the path of a 38-ton juggernaut.

After being briefed about the incident, Ms Rudd issued a statement describing the development as 'extremely concerning'.

She added: 'It's vital that people feel safe when using the Channel ports. This shows just how it is in all our interests to combat attempts to enter the UK illegally.'

Reporter Ben Ellery, 32, and photographers Steve Burton and John McLellan were all injured when their British-registered Audi swerved to avoid the missile.

They then hit the lorry, sending their vehicle spinning out of control. The juggernaut dragged the car sideways for about 50 yards.

The three men were later rushed to hospital for treatment. Ellery's head was gashed to the bone after it struck the steering wheel, and he required eight stitches. 

McLellan, 60, was left with deep cuts to his face, and Burton, 57, suffered a gash on his head and severe bruising to his back.

They had been investigating a shocking explosion of violence at the squalid migrant camp and the growing number of attacks on trucks heading for Britain. 

This sinister escalation risks the lives of thousands of British families using ferries and the Channel Tunnel as they return from their summer holidays. And it comes ahead of planned 'go slow' protest by French truckers tomorrow that is likely to cause chaos for returning tourists.

French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve has pledged to close the camp – where numbers have swelled by 3,000 to more than 9,000 – by the end of the year, but local residents want him to speed up the process. An extra 200 police officers have been dispatched to the area and uniformed French troops have also started patrolling.

A Calais police source told The Mail on Sunday there had been a number of reported incidents 'of projectiles being thrown directly at cars, so as to force them to stop'.


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