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Oxo mum Linda Bellingham linked to Turkey property fraud

The star of the Oxo British TV commercials, Linda Bellingham, has been linked to the Royal Resorts, Paradise Bay property scam in Akbuk, Turkey.

Bellingham, who starred as the Oxo mum in the advertisements for twenty-three years, has been connected to the scam through her husband, Michael Pattemore.

Bellingham met Pattemore in Spain in 1997, after he served a two-year jail sentence for investment fraud.

Pattemore ran a real estate company in Calpe on the Costa Blanca in Spain along with the prime suspect in the Turkish scandal, New Zealander Lionel Andrews.

The Oxo mum has always dismissed her husband’s criminal past with comments such as: “He was a small pawn in a financial scam. Michael has done his stint and it should be left to rest.”

Police finally arrested Lionel Andrews this month in Alicante, Spain after a nationwide search.

Andrews allegedly sold apartments of for a non-existent Turkish Mediterranean resort in partnership with his brother Nigel and sister-in-law Margaret.

The search for Nigel Andrews and his British wife Margaret continues, after they disappeared from their Spanish office in June last year.

Interpol have reported that the outfit absconded with up to £1.2 million (US$ 2 million) of their investor’s money, which they took as deposits for non-existent properties on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey.

Allegedly, the group set up front companies in high-end venues, such as the Guadalpin Hotel in Marbella, before disappearing quickly without settling their bills.

Bellingham now stars in the popular UK daytime TV show ‘Loose Women’ and is set to be reunited with Oxo in a new series of TV commercials.

In the new, £10 million (US$ 16 million) advertising campaign for Premier Foods, Bellingham will appear as herself, offering recipe tips for using Oxo.

“Oxo and I have decided to get together again. I was very upset when it ended ten years ago. I am so associated with it and it has many fond memories and the time is right,” she commented.

Rebecca Smith
Ocean Villas Group

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Overview of Singapore Permanent Residence Schemes

The population of Singapore reached to 5 million in year 2009. Almost one tenth of the population comprises permanent residents. There are thousands of people who become Singapore residents but they don’t undergo the same process. The Singaporean permanent residence application can be applied to the whole family done by the applicant himself, his spouse and then his unmarried children below 21 years old. An average of 36,000 foreigners from diverse cultures received stable residence yearly over the past 10 years.

In the last two decades, Singapore experienced low birth rate. This is one of the factors that led to the escalation in Singapore’s population growth in the last twenty years as well as the need to improve human capital. You will definitely enjoy lots of benefits and rights as a permanent resident in Singapore. The right to live without any restriction, freedom to buy unlimited property, public schooling for your kids, etc. can be attained as a function of your residency. Two-year military services for males are required once they reached the age of 18.

In line with this, below are four major permanent residence schemes for foreign professionals and investors who want to immigrate to Singapore.

Professional, Technical Personnel and Skilled Worker Scheme
This is the mostly used scheme for permanent residence in Singapore. It enables foreign professionals to work in Singapore under an Employment Pass, Entrepreneur Pass or EntrePass and Skilled Worker Pass to apply for permanent residence.
Global Investor Program Scheme
This scheme was launched by Singapore Economic Development Board and Ministry of Manpower. This is a program for foreign individuals and entrepreneurs who are very much eager to invest in or create new business activities in Singapore, and in the long run, obtain Singapore permanent residence. Family of the investors can legally live in Singapore as well.
Landed Permanent Residence Scheme
This kind of scheme allows foreigners outside of Singapore with a good academic or professional background to apply for Singapore permanent residence.  If you are excellent in your field, your chances of passing would be huge.
Foreign Artistic Talent Scheme
This was launched by the National Arts Council and Immigration and Checkpoints Authority of Singapore to be able to catch the attention of foreign artists with excellent talents to immigrate to Singapore. These artists should have had formal training and a well established reputation for their field. These field include  photography, dance music, theater, fine art, literature and film.
These are the things you need to know to obtain permanent Singapore residence. A lot of people are now aiming to have a permanent residence, so if you’re one of them this guide might help you significantly.

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High Speed Train Link Danger To Barcelona Sagrada Familia

The Sagrada Familia is the most popular tourist attraction in Barcelona and the number of visitors to this unique monument amounts to over 2,000,000 a year. Venerated by the World of Architecture as one of the most imaginative and ambitious contemporary buildings, it has been a work in progress since 1882 and isn’t expected to be completed for at least another 25 years. The building is also declared Patrimony of the Humanity by UNESCO.

Recently there are worries that the Expiatori Temple of the Sagrada Familia could be in danger since the Spanish government agreed to a major project that involves constructing an underground tunnel to provide a high-speed train line. The line will link Madrid and Barcelona and allow trains to pass underground just a mere 4m in front of the basilica’s main facade on Mallorca Avenue.

The project is expected to last for a period of 28 months in which time the Sagrada Familia’s foundations will be subjected to constant vibrations that could have a serious effect on the building and surrounding area. The monument is the last building planned by the architect Antoni Gaud and his masterpiece, and every day more than 7000 tourists visit the site.

However, it isn’t only the Expiatori Temple of the Sagrada Familia that is in danger, the project could also put an end to the Mil House, also known as La Pedrera, which took 4 years to construct and is a leading model of Gaudi’s civil architecture, visually pleasing in addition to being exceptionally practical.

As well as 2 of the most important works by the Catalan architect, there are other eminent famous buildings that could be irreparably damaged if something isn’t done to protect them. Amongst them are a farmhouse of the XIVth century, a refuge of the Spanish Civil War and two archaeological deposits, this is in addition to hundreds of local citizens who have houses nearby.

Going ahead with the project will not only put these buildings and residents in danger, they will also cause considerable risk to the construction workers who work on the Sagrada, and the thousands of people who visit every day.

Initially The Public Works Ministry approved a project to build a high-speed rail tunnel crossing Barcelona, far enough away from the Sagrada Familia to cause no concern. However, plans were changed when in 2005 there was a partial collapse in the district of Carmel resulting in a huge hole due to a weakness in the soil and insufficient planning, and ended in over a thousand people having to be evacuated from their homes.

The new plans involve the train line now crossing under the main facade of the Temple, the Facade of the Glory. To protect the tunnel and buildings above the idea is to position an underground protection screen; this screen would have to bear the weight of the facade of Glria, a colossal weight as the columns alone weigh 22.000 tons.

There are two groups opposing the project, the Sagrada Familia preservation society and the neighbourhood association AVE pel Litoral. The former have undertaken an in-depth study stating their arguments against the project and calling it ‘recklessness that borders the irrational’.

The Ministry’s analysis hasn’t taken into account the effect vibrations will have on the buildings over time, technical information point out that the vibrations from excavation and passing trains could damage the mosaics, glass windows and roofs, and even cause breaks and landslides, whilst destroying the structure of the temple.

A number of alternative routes have been presented to the Spanish government whereby the risks, and impact on the surrounding areas, are not as great, safer options that put neither homes nor monuments in danger.

The work of Antoni Gaud symbolizes an outstanding creative contribution to the development of architecture and building technology in the 19th and 20th centuries. If you have never been to Barcelona before then now might be a good time before the government goes ahead with its plan. Rent an apartment in the city as a convenient and economical option, suitable for all types of travelers, whether you are in the city on business, with your family or a group of friends. Barcelona apartments are economical, fully equipped and stylish. They also offer you more privacy than a hotel and lots of space

Mathieu Quintart writes about Cocoon Barcelona, a provider of vacation rental apartment in barcelona. There are many ferienwohnungen barcelona you can choose to put your luggage down, so go online and discover what appartement barcelona awaits.

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