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Airport strikers are threatened with jail Tenerife tourism sector hit by a resounding 400m-euro blow A WILDCAT strike by Spanish air traffic controllers will probably have cost the tourism industry around 400 million euros, and could lead to criminal prosecutions. The airport workers including those at Tenerife South - called in sick enmasse last Friday, shutting down the country’s entire airspace at the start of one of Spain’s busiest holiday weekends. It caught everyone by surprise and their shock tactics, in protest over working hours and benefits, caused chaos for hundreds of thousands of people. It also cost Tenerife’s tourism and leisure industries a total of 17.5 million euros, according to Ricardo Melchior, President of the Cabildo. He defended the Spanish Government’s stance, but criticised the 20 hours it took ministers to respond, and condemned the strikers’ action as “disastrous and without any social conscience”. Unfortunately, Friday is a “changeover day” for tourists in and out of Tenerife South, and the strike left bewildered travellers stranded, there and in the UK. And with Gatwick airport closed for two days the previous week, the two episodes had a serious affect on the tourism sector

over here. But the controllers’ disagreement has won little sympathy with the Spanish public because they earn phenomenal salaries averaging 200,000 euros (£170,000) per year. José Manuel Bermúdez, Tenerife’s Tourism Minister, said 96,000 passengers were affected by the strike throughout the Canaries. There were 45,612 at Tenerife - 33,312 in the South airport and other 12,300 in the North. Bermudez also said that losses because of delayed arrivals totalled 3m euros, and that there were 7.5m euros lost in cancellations. These numbers added up to a five-million-euro loss from airlines, and tour operators being hit for two million. He added that on Friday alone, some 6,000 tourists

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had to be relocated for the night. Ashotel vice-president Juan Antonio Rosado confirmed the hotel trade had also suffered, with the loss of overnight stays adding up to 40,000 and accounting for 1.5m euros. He also said that hoteliers were considering whether to take legal action against the air controllers individually or jointly with (CEHAT), the Spanish Confederation of Hotels and Tourist Accommodation. Air services returned to normal on Sunday, a day after the government declared a 15-day state of alert. It placed the controllers under military command, with the threat of jail terms if they refused to get flights operating again and clear airports jam-packed

with angry passengers. It did the trick because, hours after the order was

issued at an emergency Cabinet meeting of the Government, strikers were

returning to work and Spain was given the green light from Europe’s air traffic control agency to reopen air space. But the chaos served up yet another headache for the Socialist government, floundering at the centre of Europe’s debt crisis and struggling to overcome recession as it trails badly in the polls with elections scheduled for 2012. Juan Iranzo, head of Institute for Economic Studies, told the business daily Expansion: “The unjustifiable stoppage of Spanish air traffic came on one of the high points for the tourism sector, with public holidays on both Monday and Wednesday leading many people to take a five-day break. “The stoppage will mean a Continued on page 3.


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Airport strikers are threatened with prison term Continued from front page. high cost, which we estimate at around 400 million euros, but it could have much wider consequences for the image of Spain. Overseas, Spain now not only has an image of economic crisis but one of institutional crisis as well.” But Rafael SanchezLozano, managing director of Spanish flag carrier Iberia, told Expansion: “Hopefully, the conflict will have no major long-term consequences, and this will be achieved if air traffic control returns to a normality we have not seen almost all year.” The Spanish Airline Pilots Association (SEPLA) has announced that it will now postpone its planned industrial action until after the Christmas period. A statement said it wants to make sure “everyone has a peaceful holiday period with no unpleasant surprises”. A union spokesperson also said that a meeting scheduled for this week with the Ministry of Public Works had been postponed until Tuesday, when the union hoped to produce a draft proposition for negotiations. But it may not be as simple as that. The public prosecutor’s office has launched “case-by-case investigations into nearly 500 striking airport staff - a figure similar to the number of disciplinary proceedings initiated by AENA. Each person will be considered individually before being judged. Justice Minister Francisco Caamaño said criminal proceedings had been initiated and that administrative sanctions, ranging from suspension of employment to the loss of the air traffic controller’s licence, would be applied where appropriate. Public Prosecutor Candido Conde-Pumpido confirmed that his office had begun taking statements from each of the controllers yesterday (Thursday). Under the current law, he said, controllers could be sentenced to prison terms ranging from three months to three years for milder cases, and three to eight years in the most serious cases. Both the Minister of Justice and the Minister of Public Works have stressed that “the full weight of the

law” will fall on those who closed Spanish airspace for 20 hours between Friday and Saturday. The pilot’s association SEPLA is asking the government to fulfil the commitment it made last year with regard to working hours and rest periods. European regulations have established a limit of 2,000 hours a year and 900 hours of actual flying time, but many airlines go over these maximums for economic reasons, producing excessive fatigue amongst flight crews. Deputy Prime Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba, while announcing approval for the “state of alarm” after the emergency Cabinet meeting, accused air traffic controllers of “blackmailing all of our citizens”. And he apologised to angry travellers forced to spend Friday night sleeping at airports. Sources within the Ministry of Public Works said the Government could not have imagined “anything like the violent reaction” the controllers had to the decree approved on Friday by the Council of Ministers, which clarified their working hours. Yet César Cabo, spokesman for USCA, made his own, personal apology through Facebook, and said that the airport chaos on Friday and Saturday could easily have been averted by a 10-minute meeting with Spanish Airports Authority. The government believes it is too early to know whether it will be necessary to extend the state of emergency beyond the 15-day period, saying it will wait to judge the reaction from the controllers and the unions that represent them. Spain’s air traffic controllers have actually apologised to the public affected by the wildcat strike. USCA, said on its Twitter page on Monday that it was an “extreme and excessive decision”, and, El Mundo reports, apologised to all the users affected by the strike. Spain, though reeling from the recession, has been battling back well in the tourist sector. It was the third mostpopular tourist destination in the world last year behind France and the US, and has showed optimistic signs of recovery this year.

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TITSA updates with new corporate image

INTERCITY Transport Tenerife (Tits), Cabildo Insular company, began a new phase marked by a renewed strategy that includes a makeover and a general improvement in services, reflecting a desire to update and adapt future commitment to the demands of users. The public transport company in Tenerife will pursue actions that will change the shape of their global strategy, not only through modernization of its current image with a new logo.

Will also launch a comprehensive plan of improvements related to the issues of concern to its customers: the frequency, timeliness and security in the buses and stations, among others. • It aims to consolidate the image and service of a company that in recent decades has strengthened its posi-

tion, standing today as the third in Spain. • It will strengthen its relationship with citizens Tenerife with which, over the years has acquired a close and trusting relationship based on concern for the improvement of their service. • In addition to the new cor-

porate image, provide more benefits will be more respectful of the environment and will be tailored to the territory with mediocrity or microphones for long distance 15 meters more accessible. • The company will make an initial segmentation of their services, express lines, the presentation of a revamped website and new brochures and informational media for the best stops. • The new website incorporates the Google Transit, which allows more precise routes and schedules. • Express lines together long distances between the main towns of the island, with no intermediate stops, thus reducing journey times at very competitive prices.

The Museum of Science and the Cosmos SEND your letter to Santa this weekend at the Museum of Science and the Cosmos where a small iceberg from the Arctic can be viewed. An iceberg is a large portion of ice floating on the sea surface and that has broken off

a glacier (large mass of ice formed on land by a large accumulation of snow, which slides slowly towards the sea The icebergs are drawn into lower latitudes, sometimes aided by cold ocean currents polar origin. One of those icebergs has arrived in the Canaries, in the museum. Not to be confused with sea ice icebergs. The former have

their origin in the snow and are, therefore, contributions to freshwater sea. The sea ice is frozen ocean water. Due to global warming of the Earth, melting glaciers off large icebergs are raising the sea level. We see only the tip of the iceberg, about one ninth of its volume, the rest

remains submerged. Therefore, these icy bodies are a danger to navigation as they can reach enormous dimensions. The collision with an iceberg caused the sinking of the Titanic. But this is not the case with their "little" iceberg, as it can be touched without fear.

‘Large haul’ in Madrid airport Three airline crew have been arrested at Madrid Barajas after what police say is the largest haul of cocaine the airport has ever seen. The flight attendants were arrested after arriving at Barajas on a flight from Mexico and were later found to be carrying a total of 140

kilos of cocaine in their luggage. The Interior Ministry said in a press release that police at security control became suspicious on noting that all three carried identical suitcases, and a search revealed the drugs hidden inside. Analyses carried out on the 132 white-coloured bricks the air crew were attempting to smuggle into Spain confirmed it to be cocaine.

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Sprout shortage

Boy of nine drowns after being swept off in river tragedy SOUTHERN Spain has been battered by torrential rain, which has claimed the deaths of a 31-year-old man and a boy of nine.

Love them or hate them they are a staple of festive fayre, Chistmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a Brussel or two. But, the reason spate of bad weather is causing concern for Sprout farmers, meaning that the traditional sprout is a bit scarce this season to say the least. The sprouts in the UK are frozen solid and cannot be harvested this means there could be a shortage at Christmas, farmers warned yesterday. Growers have a ‘window’ of ten days before Christmas to process their sprouts but forecasts suggest the key growing areas will be frozen right up to the festive period. Graham Marsh, 56, foreman at a Farm in Lincolnshire, said: ‘For the past weeks it’s been almost impossible to harvest because the sprouts are frozen solid. They will thaw eventually but this is our busiest time of the year. No one wants sprouts after Christmas.’ Now when I read this I didn’t understand as sprouts grow on a styalk they’re not a root vegetable so you can pick them – wrong. With modern technology sprouts are harvested by machine and if it’s too cold when harvested they shatter! Workers are having to cut the stalks by hand and bring

them indoors to thaw for 48 hours before stripping off the sprouts – which is proving both time consuming and costly. Farmer Mr Clappison said, “At this time of the year we should be harvesting 50 to 100 tonnes a week, but the early winter has brought things to a standstill. “If the icy weather continues it is going to be very difficult to get our sprouts out to the marketplace.” He grows 3.2 million sprout plants on 250 acres in the Beverley area, and the specialist crop is worth £1 million to his business. The huge operation at Risby Park Farm equates to 1,300 tonnes of sprouts a season, which runs from about October to March. Mr Clappison said: “I have never known winter set in so early before, and it is a very worrying situation. “It is a double whammy because once the temperature plunges below zero the spouts freeze into solid blocks of ice. “I am the biggest sprout grower in Yorkshire and a lot of people depend on me to supply them throughout the season, and especially in the run-up to Christmas.” He supplies Morrisons supermarket chain with about a third of their spouts, East Yorkshire’s wholesale markets, farmers’ markets, farm shops, restaurants, and catering businesses.

More than 3,000 people had to be evacuated in Andalucia on Tuesday as storms lashed the town, and about one-third of the historic centre, in the Sevilla town of Ecija, was under two metres of water after the River Genil burst its banks. Fierce flooding in Andalucia forced emergency services to evacuate some 3,000 people in the town. Dozens of homes were also evacuated and many main roads

The man died when his farmhouse was struck by a bolt of lightning in Arroyo del Ojanco, Jaén. He was inside when the TV exploded, killing him. The Spanish Meteorological Agency, AEMET, has kept its weather alert in place for the South-western area of the mainland and the Canaries, where Tenerife has had several storms over the past two weeks. The Met Office issued an orange alert for south Tenerife on Wednesday, and the forecast was spot-on as the rain clattered down during the evening and night, but sunnier weather is expected for the weekend and beyond.

In the UK, there are still severe ice warnings, with Scotland being hit the hardest. At least one-third of all garages have been forced to close because petrol tankers were unable to get through. And some garages with supplies were accused of cashing in by hiking up the price. An AA spokesman said: “Let’s hope motorists remember this when things are back to normal and steer clear of them.” Rain sweeping down from Scotland was at least getting rid of the snow all over Britain but, with temperatures still way below zero, it brought fresh concerns about the icy conditions on roads.

Lucky Lynne’s off to Alaska TENERIFE Sunshine’s Royal Caribbean Cruise competition had a fabulous response, with regular Tenerife holiday-maker Lynne Solly emerging triumphant. Lynne, who has been com-

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were blocked in other parts of the region. The heavy rains and strong winds, which began hammering Spain and Portugal on Saturday, had calmed down by Wednesday, although several provinces in Andalucia remained on high alert. The body of the nine-yearold boy, from Barcelona, was swept away by the river Alcudia on Tuesday afternoon and found the following morning. He had been travelling in a 4x4 with his father and 16year-old brother, when the swollen river carried the vehicle away. The father and the older boy escaped, but the younger boy was unable to get out of the car.

ing to the Island for about eight years, and who now spends about six months of the year here, was first out of the draw for the prize. She has selected a cruise to Alaska next March. She first cruised last year around the

island after booking through Tenerife Sunshine, and enjoyed it so much that she went back to the company to enquire about another cruise. That’s when she entered the competition, and a delighted Lynne said: “I’ve

never won anything big like this before and it’s so exciting.” Saloni Balani, a TS Travel Consultant, said: “The competition was adjudicated by local businessman Juan Andres Crespo, who oversaw the names being put into the pot.

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Nativity Scene

EU turns down an extension plan to maternity leave MINISTERS from the European Union have said an emphatic NO to a proposal by Euro MPs to extend maternity leave to 20 weeks on full pay.

Santa Cruz The nativity scene in the Cabildo building in the island’s capital is open to members of the public from 9.00 – 15.00 then 16.00 – 21.30 except on the 24th December and 31st when it closes at 15.00 and 25th December, 1st and 6th December where it only opens in the afternoon.

The European Parliament voted for the extended term in October, but the social affairs ministers expressed their concerns over the cost. Minimum maternity leave in the EU is 14 weeks and The European Commission has proposed extending it to 18 weeks. Britain was among the countries which lobbied against the 20-week plan, and it was felt that it could cost UK businesses an extra £2.5bn (2.8bn euros) a year. France and Germany were also in agreement, France estimating it would mean extra healthcare costs of

1.3bn euros, and Germany a fraction lower, at 1.2bn euros. Belgium, which holds the EU presidency now, said a majority of countries were in favour of more talks about the Commission’s original 18week proposal.

At the moment, New Zealand and Germany offer 14 weeks maternity leave on full pay, and the US 12 weeks but no pay, while Iceland has the most interesting system. Couples get nine months of

paid leave at around 80% of salary. Three months is reserved for the mother, three months must be taken by the father, and the couple can choose to share the remaining three. By 2007, dads were taking their full allocation of 13 weeks, with the rest being taken by the mother. The MEPs’ amendments included a proposal for two weeks of paid paternity leave for fathers as a minimum. Under the Commission’s original plan, mothers would be entitled to 18 weeks’ paid maternity leave, but not necessarily on full pay - at or above the sick-leave rate. Women in the UK are entitled to 12 months’ maternity leave, the first six weeks on 90% pay followed by 33 weeks on Statutory Maternity Pay of just under £125 a week.

Little Yahaira sings out for the Fat Man YAHAIRA GONZAGA, the 11-year-old Ecuadorian who sang out the winning number in last year’s El Gordo (the Fat One) Christmas lottery draw, will perform the same task again in Madrid on 22nd December. It will be the third time she has been involved with Spain’s biggest lottery draw, which marks the start of the festive season.

The winning numbers are drawn and sung out by pupils of Madrid’s San Ildefonso primary school, which was once an orphanage and has always been home to the children who make the draw. Will she draw out and sing the winning number again? “I doubt if I will be that lucky,” said the youngster. Traditionally, winners of El Gordo give gifts to the children who call their numbers, and Ivan Quintero, also 11, will be performing alongside

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Yahaira. “I can see myself calling the winning number, and my mother in tears,” he said, smiling. The draw can confuse even the most mathematicallyinclined and, because of the enormous number of prizes, the whole thing takes about three hours, with the children working in as many as nine shifts. There are 195 jackpots, each of three million euros, another 195 second prizes of 1m euros, then 195 prizes of 0.5m euros, and so on.

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Craft Fair in Pensions, health and Las Galletas benefits in Canaries THE MUNICIPALITY of Arona, through the Department of National Heritage, are putting the finishing touches to the celebration of the ‘Craft Fair Municipal de Las Galletas 2010’, which will take place this weekend on 11th and 12th, from 10.00 to 20.00 hours in the Rambla. Eva Luz Cabrera, said that “this exhibition aims to create a meeting place for the purpose of recognising and valuing the local and regional cultural heritage through the crafts sector, it’s also a means of social cohesion of major tourist and cultural development of high potential.“ Also, having these kind of fairs are contributing to the promotion, protection and commercialisation of craftsmanship. In this sense, the number of

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craftsmen with indigenous production has increased compared to previous editions and reaches the participation of 62 artisans, including 54 exhibitors are craftsmen, and eight deal with domestic production relative to the baking and Canarian cuisine. In this regard, exhibitors attendees constitute a representation of the trades of metal, wood, textiles, clay, leather, vegetable fibers, as well as the work of other materials such as cigars. The fair, to be held Saturday and Sunday, 11 and 12 December, will also host an exhibition of old photographs of the municipality of Arona.

A few weeks ago at the end of November Ciudadanos Eurpoeas (CE) arranged a talk here in the south for British Expats in conjunction with the British Consulate, Age Concern España and the Department of Work and Pensions – Pensions, health and benefits, based in Malaga. The event was attended by nearly 100 people, and proved very informative. CE Has been around for over 15 years and it’s aim is to help people integrate into Canarian LIFE. If you become a member it entitles you and your family access to a wide range of services and a regular newsletter. The next meeting of the CE is the last Wednesday in January. Age Concern España Their objective is to help older British Nationals living in

Spain, including he Canaries to overcome poverty, combat isolation and assist with integration into Spanish life. They also help those from a military background of any age. As well as outlining their background Sarah Rogers asked for volunteer caseworkers those in the community who would be willing to be trained to go into the community and complete a detailed assessment of the client’s needs. If this is something that would interest you they can be connected on 902 00 38 38 or from the UK + 34 917 718 794, www.acespaña.org Pensions, healthcare and benefits The second half of the session was all about pensions,

healthcare and benefits. Facts:Your UK state pension can be paid to you anywhere in the world – including a Spanish bank account. As long as you have worked for at least a total minimum of 15 years in the EEA and providing you have worked for at least one year in Spain you may be entitled to a pension. The benefit of winter fuel allowance is a bone of contention and it is only payable to you in Spain if you have been eligible for it at least once whilst living in the UK. Winter fuel allowance is not linked to your pension. If you are in receipt of a pension you may receive a document called a ‘life certifi-

cate’ you should complete this and return it as soon as possible - basically they are just checking that you are alive and living at the same address to receive your pension. If you do not complete it and post it back your pension payments may cease. In May 2010 the UK became responsible for issuing E121 holders and their dependants with the EHIC. UK state pensioners and their dependents can access free state healthcare in Spain. There is a wealth of information about pensions, benefits and healthcare entitlements whilst living in Spain from www.ukinspain.fco.gov.uk. If you’re below retirement age there is still an enormous amount of information available on the website. You can get certain UK benefits such as Disability Living Allowance DLA, and bereavement benefit in Spain. Means tested benefits can not be exported. Further information is available from the Department of Work and Pensions www.dwp.gov.uk.

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General strike on the cards… TODAY, THURSDAY CCOO and UGT delegations, headed by their general secretaries, Ignacio Fernandez Toxo and Candido Mendez, respectively, yesterday attended Congress to record their intention to submit a petition - the People’s Deputies Legislative Initiative (ILP), with which it intends to correct the most damaging of labour reform. Toxo explained at the doors of Congress, the unions will gather hundreds of thousands of signatures before the end of March to amend the labour reform approved by Parliament. The general secretaries of the CCOO and UGT, after recording the ILP, megaphone in hand went to more than a hundred people carrying banners against the delay in retirement, to renew the union rejection of the labour reform, “counter” as Toxo called it, who denounced the “ravages” that’s caused in the five months since its adoption, referring to the temporary increase at the expense of permanent employment. For the secretary general of the CCOO, permanent employment should be the norm, and temporary exception. “It is a contradiction in crisis and job losses approve a reform that facilitates the dismissal,” he complained. Toxo described as “intolerable” the government’s ultima-

Dead easy way to make money A BARCELONA cemetery worker, said to have made about 2,000 euros by stealing 17 gold teeth from corpses, has been arrested by police and is awaiting trial. The 39-year-old man has been charged with crimes against religious sentiment and respect for the dead, as well as 17 charges of theft. Police were alerted after he

tried, repeatedly, to sell the gold teeth in Santa Coloma de Gramenet, in Barcelona. He extracted the gold teeth from a communal bone depository, a place where skeletal remains are taken once a family’s lease on a niche expires, and they make no specific arrangements to have the bones taken elsewhere.

Table Tennis competition tum to reform pensions on Jan. 28, ahead of the deadlines with the support of right-wing nationalist parties PNV and CC, and accused the executive of stealing the democratic debate on an issue very serious as the reform of pensions “We will not tolerate a new outrage,” said Toxo. The ILP is an “amendment to the totality” of the reform approved by Parliament, and formally is a bill, a text articulated concrete alternatives to labour reforms that seek to correct the most damaging aspects of the reform. For

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the ILP to be submitted, CCOO and UGT need to collect at least 500,000 people signing it they hope to achieve more than the next three months. The confederal secretary of the CCOO trade union action, Ramon Górriz, has described as “intolerable” the withdrawal of aid of the 426 euros for the unemployed who have completed their service, while rejecting the “privatization” approved by the Government, as the partial privatization of Aena. Górriz Ramon said in Vigo, where he participated in an act with union representa-

tives, he disagreed with the disappearance of the aid of the 426 euros, in a situation like the present, with increasing unemployment and “more than 400,000 homeless “who do not have any income and there is” more than a million people “without benefits. All of this is taking place in the run up to proposed general strikes on the 15th and 18th of December, on the 15th action may be seen across the whole of Europe. However as we go to print no concrete details of stoppages or work to rule have been given.

Are you a fanatical table tennid player? Then why not enter? The Cabildo de Tenerife II Tournament organised by the People's table tennis tournament is to be held on the 15th December at the Santa Cruz Island Sports Complex. The competition is for individuals and for players from 14 years it will cost 5 euros to enter. The deadline for entries is

December 13th and those interested can register at the offices of Santa Cruz Island Sports Complex, by phone 922 822 056 or send an email to eventos.ofra @ idecogestion.net. The objective of this tournament is to enrich the range of sports which the council grants users of these facilities and now offers over 14’s to participate in this tournament.

Tenerife Tourism support for Carnival groups again Jose Manuel Bermudez visited the premises for rehearsais of the murgas La Traviata, Triqui-tracheids, Mamluk and Diablos Locos. Tenerife Tourism will once again this year support the Carnival groups, which will again promote the tourism image of the island during the most important events of the festival. This was announced by vice president and chief executive of the Cabildo Insular de Turismo, José Manuel Bermúdez, dur-

ing the recent visit to the rehearsal rooms of murgas La Traviata, Triqui-tracheids, Mamluk and Diablos Locos. The main aim of this sponsorship, says Bermudez, "support groups who lead the Carnival of the capital, the only declared party Canary international tourist attraction since 1980 and the only Spanish Carnival, next to Cadiz, which holds that designation." The visit was also attended by the Councillor for Fiestas del Ayuntamiento de Santa Cruz, Norberto Plasencia, and aldermen Angela Mena and José Alberto Díaz Estébanez.

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Ice skating in Plaza de España

The lake in Plaza de España in Tenerife’s capital has been transformed into an ice-skating rink as part of the Island of Ice initiative run by the Town Hall of Santa Cruz’s Development Company, Sociedad de Desarrollo. The ice rink is now open until the 10th of January, between 10:00 and 22:00. The mayor of Santa Cruz, Miguel Zerolo, explained that “This is a novel initiative for Santa Cruz. We are hoping to revitalise business, tourism and leisure in the municipality, especially during the festive

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Christmas season. The aim of the Island of Ice initiative is to attract the thousands of people from the island to Santa Cruz to do their Christmas shopping.” Ice skating is affordable for everyone, with different prices for children, adults, groups and low income families. The ice skating initiative has been organised by the Town Hall of Santa Cruz’s Development Company in cooperation with the Council of Tenerife, the Government of the Canary Islands’ Central Office for Business, Santa Cruz de Tenerife’s Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Shipping, CajaCanarias, the Regional Body for Culture, the Regional Body for Fiestas, Distrito Centro, Zona Centro, OICO and Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, among others.

King Carlos Leak! WIKILEAKS seems to be reaching far and wide. With Spain not being avoided, it revealed that 57 per cent of Spaniards considered politics beneficial. More identifying themselves as socialists approved of the leaks than conservatives but politics apart, new disclosures at the beginning of this week were eagerly digested by the public. The Spanish press reported that Wikileaks learnt that King Juan Carlos was well-disposed towards the United States and a formidable ally but would always do what he saw as best for Spain, according to Eduardo Aguirre during his time as Spanish ambassador. The president, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero was an astute politician of surprising ability, Zapatero was compared to a “feline in the jungle” who was able to sniff out opportunities or danger.

Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba, vice-president and Interior minister was very capable, serious, charming and the most impressive member of the government according to other information. Public Works Minister Jose Blanco was regarded with less esteem and not only “left a bad taste in the mouth” but was not considered trustworthy as he never looked anybody in the eye when shaking hands, revealed one source. Minister of Defence, Carme Chacon was “young and inex-

perienced” and concentrated too much on minor details but should not be underestimated and would grow into the job another document disclosed. Jose Alonso, who in the past occupied the ministries of Defence and the Interior and is now government spokesman was singled out as a childhood friend of Zapatero’s and “very loyal” to him. Former Foreign minister Miguel Angel Moratinos was unpredictable and tended to shout at ambassadors but was “well-meaning” although

self-centred. Bernardino Leon, a junior Cabinet Office minister was the government’s “golden boy”, the Speaker of the Lower House Jose Bone was a “media bloodhound” Both government and opposition have minimised the Wikileaks documents, dismissing them as subjective appraisals by ambassadors following private conversations although 55 per cent of the public told Metroscopia that America exerted too much pressure in Spain.

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Tenerife Tourism launches a new blog for tourists The island increases its presence in social networks and opens new channels of communication with tourists. Tenerife Tourism has launched a new blog aimed at tourists. Found at www.tenerife.eu, which will be displayed and updated on a regular basis all the information of tourist resources for the destination. The first vice president and chief Cabildo Insular de Turismo, José Manuel Bermúdez, notes that “since we were a pioneer for Spain in the use of all the possibilities offered by Internet and

social networking profiles on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, and this is a step in this area, for which we have become a benchmark.“ The head of Tenerife Tourism adds that “with this new tool, which will complement the official website of tourism on the island, webtenerife.com in which the blog will have a prominent space,” the traveller will find all the information they need, besides being able to interact and express themselves through opinions and comments. “ The blog seeks to capture the tourism destination with a direct style, which will always speak in the first person to create viral content

that makes talk of the island, it also intends to create a community or network. Users can find the blog recommendation of other tourists who have been on the island, past experiences of travellers during their stay, to celebrate important events in the destination as well as videos and photographs. Also find useful links, competitions (photography or travel stories, for example), or post thematic nature, sports, entertainment, food, health and beauty, traditions, events etc. The blog is still at an early stage of launch. In the coming weeks, with the collaboration of the users, it will be providing new content.

Where to worship

CHRISTMAS church services at St Francis Anglican Chaplaincy, Tenerife South, are as follows: Nine Lessons and Carols San Blas: Friday 17th - 7pm San Eugenio: Saturday 18th 6pm

Los Gigantes: Sunday 19th 6pm (followed by Eucharist) Christmas Eve Los Gigantes: 6pm - Eucharist with carols San Eugenio: 11.30pm Midnight Mass and Blessing the Crib Christmas Day San Eugenio: 10.15am - Holy Eucharist Sung

San Blas: 11.30am - Holy Eucharist Sung Boxing Day San Eugenio: 10.15am - Holy Eucharist Sung Los Gigantes: 6pm - Holy Eucharist Sung Swedish Church: 5pm - Carol Service (Casa Sueca is on the seafront walk in Los Cristianos)

San Miguel de Abona The Agency for Employment and Local Development of the City of San Miguel de Abona, in cooperation agreement with the Canarian Employment Service and the Federation of Municipalities Canaria (FECAM), will execute a Special Programme of beautification works in Municipal Areas and thus reduce unemployment by employing 25 people for six months, all from San Miguel de Abona.

Mayor, Victor Chinea, has expressed his “satisfaction and joy at the opportunities and new expectations that this programme opens up to many families and people of San Miguel de Abona. Twentyfive unemployed people will gain access to work and thereby help to improve the quality of life and family economic status is a significant and very promising. Cristina Marrero, Councillor

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for Employment and Local Development, stated that “this project has been selected for people with long periods of unemployment and were not gaining any salary or allowance. We are pleased that the people coming into this project meets these requirements and are responding to a wider group of families, in some cases, that have had two years of unemployment “

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Feast your eyes on this Nativity scene A HUGE mountain of chocolate has gone into creating an incredible nativity scene by master chocolatiers from Rute, in the province of Córdoba. It took six months and nearly 1.5 tons of chocolate, spread over a 62sq.m area, recreating the birth of Jesus,

with the city of Sevilla as the backdrop. The Galleros Artesanos chocolatiers have even built a chocolate version of the house from Hansel and Gretel, and a life-size chocolate statue of Prince Felipe. He ate up 320 kilos of chocolate and stands in the Casa Real, alongside chocolate versions of Princess Letizia and Doña Sofía, the Queen of Spain.

Extension Library hours THE BOARD of the Municipal Library of Los Cristianos is expanding its hours of the study room of the Municipal Library in the cultural center of Los Cristianos over the months of December and January in order to provide users with the ideal place to study during the weekends.

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The head of the department of Culture, Miguel Angel Méndez Fernández, explained that with the extension of time it meets the demands of students providing a more adequate space to facilitate their study habits.

Hospitality stress The Ministries of Health and Labour and the Canary CCOO Federación Canaria de Commerce, Catering and Tourism denounce the poor conditions of work that workers suffer from in the hotel sector. Back, neck and wrists, back pain, slipped discs, varicose veins, anemia, stress, are the most common injuries from work. This problem is exacerbated by the current situation of cuts in the staffing of the workplace. Carmen Marrero, Ministry of Health and Labour Canary CCOO, criticises the lack of measures to eliminate and / or minimise these problems. According to Marrero, those risks identified in risk assessments but then do not consider specific measures, but general measures do not help the implementation of actions in the workplace. As confirmed by the Second Survey on Working Conditions Canaria (2008), the body parts most affected by discomfort as a result of efforts and positions taken in the

workplace, workers in trade and services, are the lumbar area as well as neck. Also, most of doctor visits are for lower limb pain and back pain. This problem is compounded when the information and training received by workers is inadequate. All training information focuses mainly on other risks, cuts, punctures, falls, generally ignoring the risks associated with work demands. According to data from the Second Survey on Working Conditions Canaria, 65% of workers in this sector perceive that their jobs are likely to cause sickness because of physical fatigue associated with positions, effort, etc. On the other hand Paloma Barros, Secretary of Health Education Canaria Federation

of Commerce, Catering and Tourism indicated that psychosocial risks related to poor work organisation, are still “hiding”, so still not identified and assessed and, therefore, not eliminated. Paloma Barros claims that far from reducing the numbers of workers who suffer this type of risk, the reality is that the problems associated with these risks is increasing, confirming that it is women who are experiencing further problems. From the Occupational Health Office Canary CCOO understand that preventive measures to consider and implement within this group of workers are: • Identify and assess risks and ergonomics. • Bring proper preventive

planning. • Control the workload because it can become a source of stress. • Provide the time necessary to perform the task successfully and healthy. • The rotating shift work schedules must be stable and predictable. Avoids excessive hours. Plan ahead with enough time. • Take care that the relations among equals and between superiors and subordinates; are smooth and friendly. • Participate in making changes in work organization for occupational health reasons. • On the organization of work, must take into account the personal characteristics of each worker and worker (age, education, etc).

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It’s a laughing matter! Comedy Club closes out the year with a bang! for a smoke, but the rhythm of the night was never broken and polite staff let them know when it was time to take their seats. Funnyman Will Marsh let rip again before he introduced the penultimate player, Dutchman Wouter Meijs, Amsterdam’s favourite stand-up comedian. Long and tall, standing well over six feet and no more than 10 stone soaking wet, Wouter uses his goofy look to extract laughs without saying a word! But when he does speak, he is side-splittingly funny. His take-off of the

THE saying goes, “All good things come to those who wait,” and that certainly turned out to be true when it came to the 2010 season finale of the highly-successful Tenerife Comedy Club. Yet again, the shows were a sell-out at Karting, Las Americas, and not a seat remained empty in the house as five fabulous comedians did a terrific job of entertaining a mostly-resident crowd. Back again to host the gig, and what a fine job he does, was the hilarious Will Marsh. With an audience ready for fun, Will got the night started with a routine that didn’t shy away from having a little “banter” with the room. And make no mistake, this show is adult entertainment. The evening moved along at a perfect pace. No long gaps between acts is so important for keeping the laughter rolling. And roll it did. First up was a comic back for

a second visit to Tenerife, Jason Kavan, who is resident at the Jongleurs and Comedy Store. Jason challenged the crowd with his “thin-line” jokes regarding his diverse origins. Yes, Jason’s Dad is Caucasian and his mother Indian, and underlying the gags was a look at some of the not-so-pretty stereotypes that have arisen with the onset of the “worldwide terrorist threat”. Nuff said, he was riotously funny and it was good to see him back on stage in Tenerife. Will then brought on Jessica

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Fostekew, the 2009 Comedy Café New Act winner. It didn’t take too long to see why she had won the prize. Feisty, just the right touch on “women’s issues” and an irreverent look at the world had the room holding its collective sides with laughter. Currently without a boyfriend, she gleaned a wealth of material which she used to great effect. Come on back, girl! A quick break between every act allowed the gathering to move around and pop outside

“worst of British” is right on the money. Excellent entertainment. Building up to the headline attraction, a ten-minute break allowed the audience to stretch their legs and recover somewhat, having a few resident-priced bevies, before settling down to the final classic comedy moments with Will Marsh. He then had the pleasure of introducing “Top of the Bill” Andre King, coming to you direct from New Zealand, where he is the country’s

favourite clown. Taking time out from his absolute storming of the UK comedy scene, Andre has a droll wit, fast tongue and a host of putdowns! Truly well-worth waiting for was this one, and it’s little wonder that he is being touted as comedy’s next really big star. Yet it was his finale that had all the spectators suddenly go rather quiet, jaws dropping to their chests as Andre finished his act with a traditional Maori Haka. More than any other aspect of Maori culture, this complex dance is an expression of the passion, vigour and identity of the race. It is at its best, truly, a message of the soul expressed by words and posture. Check out http://nz-maori.com It was brilliant. The final Tenerife Comedy Club 2010 event really did go off with a bang, and new gigs will start again next February. If the audience response to these latest performances is anything to go by, then tickets will be in great demand. I, for one, can’t wait! By Jacqueline Flight

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The Lockerbie Immigration Centre death Bomber ‘on the of Briton, 26 verge of death’ A BRITISH man who died in an Australian immigration centre has been named as 29-year-old David Saunders.

A SOURCE close to the family of the Lockerbie bomber Adelbaset al Megrahi has said his health has deteriorated and every day is “expected to be his last”. Libyan Al Megrahi - who was convicted of killing 270 people by bombing a Pan Am jet in 1988 - has been unable to walk for a number

of weeks and is not expected to recover. A source close to his family said: “He is on life support and has been for some days. Many people have been waiting for him to die. “That day is coming very soon. Every day, his loved ones expect it to be his last.” Al Megrahi has survived far beyond the three months expected after his release on compassionate grounds from Greenock

Prison by the Scottish government in August 2009. The decision provoked international outrage and was roundly condemned by victims’ relatives and senior US politicians, including President Barack Obama and anger has grown the longer al Megrahi has lived. Since his release, he has been receiving chemotherapy in Libya. Medical observers have suggested that being amongst his family may also have helped pro-

long his life. Al Megrahi has always protested that he is innocent of the December 1988 bombing that brought down a plane flying from London’s Heathrow Airport to New York. British relatives have been vociferous amongst a group of campaigners who believe the Libyan was wrongly convicted and have long demanded an inquiry into the investigation and court proceedings that convicted him.

Trophies stolen from tennis legend Sampras TENNIS legend Pete Sampras has revealed that thieves have stolen almost his entire collection of trophies and career memorabilia. The items, which include an Olympic ring, were taken from a public storage facility in Los Angeles. The haul was not insured because Sampras said he could not put a monetary value on it. The former player said he had been robbed of his memories. “Losing this stuff is like having the history of my tennis life taken away,” he told the

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Los Angeles Times. “I’m not one to gloat about trophies, or show them off. I’ve never been like that. I just want them for my kids to see. They didn’t see me play, but I would like them to see these things. “For me to have it for my kids is priceless.” The star said he was hoping the public would help track down his trophies. I just want them for my kids to see. They didn’t see me

play, but I would like them to see these things. “I just hope it hasn’t already been destroyed,” Sampras said. “That’s why I wanted to get the word out now. I know this is a long shot, but I would regret it if I didn’t at least try. Maybe somebody knows something. “That’s all I can hope for.” The 39-year-old won 14 grand slams in his glittering career - a figure only bet-

Mr Saunders, who was due to be deported, is believed to have committed suicide at the Villawood Detention Centre, in Sydney. He is the third person to die at the centre in as many months, prompting calls for an investigation into how it is run. Mr Saunders was discovered not breathing in his high-security accommodation block at about 3.20am. It is understood he was wanted in the UK for serious criminal offences and had exhausted all avenues for possible appeal. The immigration department cannot explain this away. Something must be done to break the vicious downward spiral that has developed at Villawood. A spokesman for the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) said: “CPR was commenced immediately and an ambulance called but the man was pronounced dead by New South Wales Ambulance officers. “Police will investigate the circumstances around the man’s death which may become the subject of a coroner’s inquest. “The deceased had been detained for breaching his

visa conditions and was on a removal pathway.” Two previous apparent suicides at the centre have sparked week-long protests and hunger strikes. Fijian Josefa Rauluni, 36, threw himself off a building at Villawood on September 20, hours before he was due to be flown home. Iraqi Ahmad Al Eqabi was found dead in his shower on November 16. Ian Rintoul, of the Refugee Action Coalition, called for an immediate inquiry into the detention regime, saying: “The immigration department cannot explain this away. Something must be done to break the vicious downward spiral that has developed at Villawood. “The government’s addiction to such an authoritarian and punitive detention regime is literally costing people’s lives. How many more lives will it take before the government puts a stop to it?” Mr Saunders had reportedly told other detainees he had been in Australia for six months and in the highsecurity “stage one” area for more than a month. A Foreign Office spokesman said: “We can confirm there has been a death of a British national in Villawood Immigration Detention Centre today. “We are in contact with local authorities. “Next of kin have been informed and we stand ready to provide consular assistance to them.”

tered by Roger Federer, who has won 16. Sampras still has 13 of those trophies. But thieves took most of the hardware from his 64 tour title wins, two Davis Cups, six trophies for finishing world No 1 in the year-end rankings from 1993 to 1998, along with newspaper articles documenting his life. Sampras, who has two children with his actress-wife Bridgette Wilson, is widely considered to be one of the greatest players to have ever stepped on a tennis court. He retired in 2002 after beating his long-time adversary Andre Agassi in the 2002 US Open final.

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FORMER England footballer Paul Gascoigne has been given an eight week jail term, suspended for a year, for drink driving. The footballing legend was sentenced at Newcastle Magistrates’ Court, for driving while more than four times the legal alcohol limit. The troubled former England midfielder was arrested in the Jesmond area of Newcastle on October 8. Officers spotted him driving an MG erratically, and he was found to have 142mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35mg. Gascoigne arrived at court wearing a pinstripe suit and open-necked shirt. “He looked quite concerned, he wasn’t the normal fun-loving figure we see. “He came in and sat down at the back of the court.” He added: “He is a very, very relieved man to be walking, not exactly free of course, he still has this hanging over him for the next 12 months.” However, things didn’t immediately improve for the stricken star as he left court the car he was being driven off in became stuck in deep snow. It was down to members of the press to help push the vehicle out, as Gascoigne sat in the back seat. District Judge Stephen Earl

heard in court that Gascoigne had been staying at a rehabilitation centre in Bournemouth, the Providence Project, for the last month and would be there for several more weeks to come. He attends Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings in the evenings and is back at the centre by 9.30pm. Gascoigne admitted drinkdriving at a hearing in October and was warned then that he could be jailed. On that occasion, Judge Earl told him that 12 weeks in jail was a possibility. Gascoigne, 43, was due to be sentenced last month, but

failed to appear as he had checked himself into rehab. A separate drink-drive charge, which Gascoigne denies, will be heard next week at Northallerton Magistrates’ Court. Gascoigne was also banned from driving for three years and given an alcohol treatment order. He smiled when the judge, talking hypothetically about the player attempting to drive while banned, said: “He’s not a man who can easily pass off without notice, I suspect.” Judge Earl told Gascoigne: “I hope not to see you again.” Gascoigne thanked the judge as he left.

Breaking news - three police are injured in student clashes THREE police officers have been injured, one seriously, as violence breaks out among protesters marching on Westminster over plans to treble university fees. One police officer is in hospital with serious neck injuries, and a mounted officer has suffered leg injuries after being thrown off his horse as the clashes in central London escalate. Some of the protesters have been breaking down metal barriers around Parliament Square and surging onto the green towards Whitehall. A handful have been seen climbing onto a

statue of Winston Churchill and daubing it with graffiti. Flares, paint bombs, snooker balls and other missiles are being thrown towards police. Police reinforcements are arriving and officers are now attempting to contain protesters inside Parliament Square. At one stage, police horses were seen “charging” into crowds of protesters, Tom Parmenter said. So far, seven people have been arrested and medics are treating six for injuries. Police Supt Julia Pendry criticised protesters who were “intent on causing violent disorder” and said police had

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given a “proportionate” response to the violence. “The Metropolitan Police Service is extremely disappointed with the behaviour of protesters today,” she said. “It is absolutely obviously that people have come to London today intent on causing violent disorder, not coming to peacefully protest, and that can be proven by the number of people who have deviated from the agreed route.” She said protesters in the containment area would be allowed to leave along Whitehall if they agreed to go peacefully. Continued on page 19.

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Gunshot sensors used in the UK for the first time SENSORS which can detect gunshots being fired have been installed in areas of Birmingham. It is the first time the Shotspotter Gunshot Location System has been installed in the UK. It has been used across 50 US cities since 1995 and can pick up gunshots within a 25 metre (82ft) radius. West Midlands Police say the sensors had been placed on high buildings mainly in northwestern areas of the city. Project Safe And Sound records an audio clip and sends police a GPS location. A specially trained police officer listens to the clip to decide whether a firearms team should be deployed. A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: “The technology is designed to detect the sound of gunshot fire and will enable police to send officers to the scene in a timely and effective manner.

“The technology is not surveillance equipment and does not monitor or record actions or movements of individuals within the community. “The overall aim of the project is to reduce gun crime and potentially save lives.” The system can detect whether multiple shots were fired and whether they were fired on the move. The manufacturers claim an 85% accuracy rate. Residents have been consulted about the scheme which will include the Aston and Handsworth areas of the city where gun crime has been a problem in the past. Last month the force agreed to scrap surveillance cameras installed in parts of the city with large Muslim populations after they failed to consult local people. Police are not revealing exactly where the sensors have been placed or what they look like. They maintain that there is no surveillance issue because the sensors record decibels and not individual voices.

Milder weather due before Big Freeze is back

Middle East hit by ‘Biblical’ drought The Middle East is in the grip of an almost Biblical drought which has brought the region’s three major religions together to pray for rain. Israel’s main water source, the Sea of Galilee, is in serious trouble. November saw it receive the least amount of water since records began in 1927. While Britain and the rest of Europe battle arctic weather conditions, temperatures on Israel’s coast remain in the mid 20s. The month of November saw virtually no rainfall. There has not been enough rain in the region for the last seven years. Channel 10 weather forecaster Danny Roop told Sky News: “If I look at the meteorology it’s something we didn’t see for many years, maybe from the beginning of the ‘60s. It’s really troubling for Israel.” The dangers of these dry conditions were made tragically clear last week with the country’s worst ever forest fires, which claimed more than 40 lives and devastated thousands of acres of trees. Agriculture is threatened by both the lack of water and

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seasonal confusion. Unusually clement conditions mean plants like fruit trees are now blooming, tricked into thinking it is spring. The drought has brought the Holy Land’s three religions together to pray for rain. Jews, Muslims and Christians have held joint prayer sessions calling for divine intervention. In Jordan, the government has been encouraging special prayers and fasting to ask for rain. The desert kingdom now has an estimated shortfall of 500m cubic metres of water. Lebanon is in similar trouble. Forest fires broke out in the north over the weekend, though not on the same scale as Israel. Israelis were making the most of the unusual conditions, sunbathing and eating ice creams, while sparing a thought for people shivering through freezing temperatures in Britain. This week saw one day of heavy rainfall before conditions turned hot and dry again. More rain is predicted but water authorities say not nearly enough.

THE COLD snap continues to linger over the UK, with a brief spell of milder weather on the way before the expected return of sub-zero temperatures next week. It comes after hundreds of vehicles were stranded for a second night, with freezing conditions causing further disruption to roads and schools. Forecasters are predicting some respite from the icy weather on Thursday and predict temperatures throughout the country will rise above zero. But experts say next week is likely to bring more wintry conditions.

Prime Minister David Cameron told parliament the military were on stand-by “ready to help” if problems caused by Arctic-type weather persist. And transport secretary Philip Hammond said people should have access to supplies of grit and salt so they can tackle roads and pavements not treated by councils. Overnight temperatures in Scotland dropped to minus 20C, with -15C recorded in Yorkshire and parts of Cumbria. London was just below freezing. More snow is expected across Northern Ireland and northern parts of Scotland North Yorkshire, Norfolk and Suffolk are also expected to have snowfalls.

Some of the UK’s largest insurers say they have received up double the normal volume of calls for new home insurance claims over the past few weeks - with nearly half relating to snow damage. Nearly half of children in Scotland have been turned away from class as schools closed their doors. Drivers across central Scotland were forced to abandon their vehicles on Monday and Tuesday after the worst wintry weather for several decades brought the country’s busiest highways to a halt. The M8 motorway between Glasgow and Edinburgh where hundreds of cars were stranded - remained closed westbound between

junctions one and four, after gritters were unable to remove thick ice. First Minister Alex Salmond has admitted his government had been “caught out” by a “perfect storm” of heavy snow and bitter cold. As the big freeze kept its grip on the country, more than 100 vehicles were also trapped on the A171 between Whitby and Scarborough in North Yorkshire last night when a sudden heavy snow shower came in. The exposed route had to be closed temporarily after snow fell on ice, making driving extremely hazardous, North Yorkshire Police said. At least nine people have so far died during the big freeze.

It’s never too late… A 95-YEAR-OLD Californian woman returned a library book her late husband, Howard, had borrowed in 1936, and offered to pay the fine, which amount-

ed to $2,701 (£1,712). Luckily for Hazel Severson, the library didn’t charge her the fee, though it did accept a small donation from her.

Librarian Laura Einstadter said she was just happy to get the book back A friend of Mrs Severson’s found the book, Seaplane Solo,

about Sir Francis Chichester’s 1930 solo trip across the Tasman Sea, while sorting through things for a garage sale.

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Crackers Bank of England holds rates down THE BANK of England has held the base interest rate at 0.5% and has made no change to its quantitative easing programme.

SHOPKEEPERS could face up to six months in prison for selling Christmas crackers to people under 16 under new health and safety rules. Under the regulations crackers are classified as lowgrade fireworks and can only be sold to those aged 16 and over. Stores face financial penalties and individual shop assistants could be jailed or fined up to £5,000 if they break the law, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has warned. The policy adopted by many businesses means shops will ask for ID when selling agelimited items to anyone who looks under 25. As a result cashiers could even challenge people in their mid-20s when they try to buy Christmas crackers. The BRC says the rules are “particularly daft” and out of sync with European regulations that set the age limit at 12. Jane Bevis, head of public affairs for the British Retail Consortium BRC spokesman Jane Bevis said: “The Government has promised to ease up on regulations on businesses but this one seems to have slipped through the net.

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“The original EU directive which would have put the age restriction at 12 should never have been gold-plated,” she said. The contentious issue has now been raised at Prime Minister’s Questions as concerned parliamentarians seek guidance on the Government’s position. Tory Michael Ellis said: “Are you as concerned as I am about the absurd health and safety legislation that’s reached such dizzy heights in this country that the chief executive of Sainsbury’s told me last week? “That Christmas crackers are now categorised as Category 1 fireworks and cannot be sold to anyone under the age of 16 without the danger of a six-month sentence of imprisonment? Mr Ellis then asked: “Will you put a firework up their health and safety legislation?” David Cameron replied: “That would give me enormous pleasure and I look forward to doing so.” Ms Bevis stressed shopkeepers do not want children to be able to buy dangerous products, but banning the traditional Christmas treat by classifying them as fireworks is simply crazy. “It’s the health and safety rules which have gone crackers and not retailers themselves.”

Fears for European economies and mixed messages at home had made it unlikely for the Bank to make any changes. Economist David Kern of the British Chambers of Commerce suggested a further round of quantitative easing would be a “precautionary move” ahead of the VAT increase in January and further spending cuts. But entrepreneur James Caan argued: “The higher than targeted inflation level and good growth figures for the third quarter indicate that further QE is currently not required.” “To increase base rate at this stage, would result in the high street banks instantly raising their rates for those borrowing – bringing with it financial pressures for many who have already tighten their belts because of pay freezes and job cuts,” remarked tax specialist Angela Beech.

Baker Tilly tax expert George Bull added: “While developments in the eurozone are unsettling, balancing these with conditions in the UK makes change unlikely this time round.” Bronwyn Curtis, head of global research at HSBC, added that a further uncertainty was how much the big freeze would hurt the economy. “This is an important period for the retail sector and past data shows that retail sales, manufacturing and imports can be seriously disrupted by bad weather,” she said. When questioned about the position of Mervyn King following criticism of his

backing of coalition spending cuts, the panel were quick to defend the Bank of England head. None agreed with former MPC member David Blanchflower - who said Mr King was in an “untenable position” due to disagreement from within the committee over his deficit reduction support. “Perhaps King stepped over the line regarding attempting to be involved in the coalition’s strategy but I think his intentions were more about lending experience and knowledge than a personal power trip,” suggested Donna Bradshaw. Property investor Gary

McCausland said Mervyn King had shown “the courage to tell it as it is which is important in these difficult times”, while James Caan pointed out that the Governor had called for a spending cut plan almost a year before the General Election. “King at the Treasury Select Committee appearance in June 2009 was clear in his advice for the Government to prioritise and focus on reducing the structural deficit,” he said. Meanwhile, Graeme Leach of the Institute of Directors added that “a central bank governor without a view on the conduct of fiscal policy would be a concern”.

Kevin Pieterson is caught speeding in Lamborghini ENGLAND CRICKET star Kevin Pietersen has been fined after being caught speeding in Australia - in a Lamborghini organised for him by Shane Warne.

It comes a few days after Warne had warned his friend to watch out for speed cameras. Fresh from helping his side beat Australia in the second Ashes Test, Pietersen was clocked doing 121kph (75mph) in a 100kph zone (62mph) near Melbourne. The man of the moment, who smashed a double century in the Adelaide match, has not commented on the £149 fine. But he was clearly enjoying his drive down the scenic Great Ocean Road behind the wheel of a sports car arranged by former leg-spinning great Warne. He tweeted: “Stunning beaches on the Great Ocean Rd... Gorgeous drive!!” Pietersen had also posted a picture of the yellow vehicle, reportedly worth £296,000, and thanked Warne and the

car dealer. He said: “Massive thanks to Lamborghini Melbourne & @warne888 for letting me play with this for a few days.” A few days earlier Warne, who is an ambassador for the car maker, had warned Pietersen on Twitter about speeding. “@kevinpp24, will organize Lambo for you watc (sic) out for speed cameras, lots in Melbourne,” he tweeted.

South African-born Pietersen was alone in the car when he was pulled over by police. He had been caught speeding on the Geelong Ring Road after coming back from a beach resort. A police spokesman said: “Geelong highway police detected by laser a yellow Lamborghini travelling north along the Geelong Ring Road at 121kph in a 100 zone about 2:35pm. “The male driver was in his 30s and was issued with a penalty of $239 and three demerit points. There were no passengers in the vehicle.” The England team said no disciplinary action would be taken against Pietersen, one of its top batsmen. He scored 227 runs in Adelaide to help the visitors take a 1-0 lead in the five-test Ashes series.

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Extra gigs just the ticket for Take That fans

TAKE THAT have added a further four dates to their sell-out tour in an effort to keep up with demand. The group smashed records when 1.34 million tickets were snapped up in less than 24 hours, although many fans were still left empty-handed.

Now the band have added further shows in Sunderland, Manchester and London. However they have had to move one of their earlier show dates to accommodate their eight-night run at Wembley Stadium and promoters have apologised for the switch from July 3 to June 30. Tickets for the new dates go on sale at 10am on Friday.

In a statement, the band said: “We are really sorry to have to move the dates in London but we’d heard that there was a lot of disappointment from those not being able get tickets and this was the only way that we could fit in another show.” The extra date at Wembley will make them the only act to have ever played such a lengthy run at the venue.

Petrol bomber hit by fireball A MAN who tried to petrol bomb a pub but ended up injuring himself in the process - has been jailed for eight years. Amir Ali, 28, and an accomplice were caught on CCTV trying to lob the home-made grenade through the window of the Imperial Pub, in Crawley, Sussex. The footage shows Ali smashing the window with two bricks and his accomplice throwing the bomb. But the plan drastically backfires when the exploding Molotov cocktail strikes Ali in the head. The pair then attempt to flee - but dazed Ali runs straight into a lamppost. Ali, 28, was jailed for eight years. The incident, in the early hours of May 28, 2008, left Ali needing medical treatment. It was after he admitted himself to a walk-in medical centre that police were able

to link him to the attack. Detective Constable Craig Allan said: “This was a prolonged and difficult investigation during which the defendant consistently denied being responsible. “However, gradually we were

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able to piece it all together and today’s sentence reflects the seriousness with which the courts take this kind of behaviour.” The other man involved in the attack has never been traced.

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Benefit claimants to keep overpayments

Wood’s stand up for charity show VICTORIA WOOD has returned to stand up for the first time in 10 years to help raise awareness of heart disease in women.

BENEFIT claimants who were overpaid will not have to return the money after the Supreme Court dismissed a government challenge. The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) went to court after the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) sent out 65,000 letters to benefits claimants telling them they could face legal action if their overpayments were not returned. Judges at the Court of Appeal ruled in October last year the Government had no power to recover overpaid social security benefits from claimants who had done nothing wrong. In response the then Secretary of State, Yvette Cooper, took the case to the highest court in the land for a final decision. Between March 2006 and February 2007 the Government wrote to claimants telling them it could sue them in the county court if they did not pay back overpayments. The letters acknowledged that the money was paid due to DWP’s own mistakes.

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The benefits affected include those paid to families and those with disabilities as well as pensioners. We hope the department will regret the anguish caused to many of the people who received the letters and will seek to improve its own administration. CPAG was unsuccessful in the High Court but three judges at the Court of Appeal agreed there was no power of recovery where the overpayments were the result of a mistake and not of misrepresentation or fraud. The judges also ordered that the letters sent out to overpaid claimants, suspended pending their decision, should cease. Chief executive of CPAG Alison Garnham described it as an “important decision”. “Even though the letters claimants were sent acknowledged it was the Government’s own errors and the debt was unrecoverable under its own social security law, explicit threats of court action were still made. “We hope that the department will regret the anguish caused to many of the people who received the letters and will seek to improve its own administration to avoid overpayment problems.”

together our most fantastically funny women for a night of stand up, sketches and music. We all need a bit of hearty laughter.” Wood has taken a backseat

from the stage after 20 years of stand up and has recently focused on writing drama programmes. She won two Bafta awards for her 2006 wartime drama

Housewife, 49 receiving best actress and best single drama. Wood has also won Baftas for her sketch show Victoria Wood As Seen On TV.

The comedienne hosted a night of comedy entitled The Angina Monologues alongside the likes of Jo Brand, Katy Brand and Roisin Conaty. The one off show, which took place at London’s Royal Haymarket on Sunday, is part of a new campaign from the British Heart Foundation. It will be broadcast on Sky1 HD on December 21st at 9.30pm. Bafta award winner Wood gives her unique take on health issues and raises some important facts about heart disease. “Like most women, I thought heart disease was something that only affected men, like nose hair and not washing big dirty pans,” she said while publicising the event. “We need to spread the word. The Angina Monologues will bring

A FIRE at a prison in Chile has killed 81 people and has left 14 others with lifethreatening injuries. The blaze at San Miguel prison, southeast of the capital Santiago, broke out at about 4.30am on Wednesday, said police official Jaime Concha Soto. It was finally brought under control three hours later. The cause of the fire is currently being investigated, although there were no reports of riots before or after

81 inmates are killed in Chile prison blaze it started. Some inmates’ relatives have accused prison police of closing the gates to the jail, impeding the efforts of firemen. The third-floor blaze is the worst prison accident in the country’s history. “We are trying to identify the 81 dead inmates now,” said a spokesman for the state prison

system. Television footage showed hands poking through bars in one wing while flames engulfed the building. Family members gathered outside, screaming at police to let them into the prison to rescue their relatives. Mr Concha Soto claimed police acted quickly despite having to cope with a prison

population of 1,900 in a building that was designed for just 700 inmates. Health Minister Jaime Manalich told reporters that the 14 injured prisoners were so badly burned that their fate is uncertain. He also confirmed that a firefighter and three guards were less seriously hurt.

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Violence flares up at BAE Systems student fees protest confirm 1,400 As we go to print scuffles have broken out between police and thousands of students who are marching on Westminster to protest plans to treble university fees from 2012. Some of the protesters have broken through metal barriers around Parliament Square and are pouring onto the green towards Whitehall. Some protesters are throwing sticks and glass bottles into the secured police area outside Parliament. “It has the potential to really get quite ugly here,” reporters have warned. “It’s largely quite peaceful at the moment but there are agitators in the crowd who are trying to push others into pushing and surging forwards.” The demonstrators are angry at coalition proposals being debated now in Parliament - that could see students being forced to

pay up to £9,000 per year. The march in the capital began at University London Union, in Malet Street, at 12pm. Protesters have been streaming through Russell Square, Holborn, Kingsway, Aldwych, Strand, Trafalgar Square, Admirals Arch, Horse Guards Road, Great George Street into Parliament Square hoping to get to Whitehall. From there, the crowds will be dispersed along Victoria Embankment, where a rally will be held at 3pm. Just before 2pm, a smoke bomb or flare was thrown over the lines of police vans

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and filled the air with red smoke near the Carriage Gates entrance to Parliament. Officials, activists and members of some of the country’s biggest trade unions were expected to join the march. Other protests against the proposals are also set to take place across the country. Ahead of the vote, Prime Minister David Cameron insisted increasing tuition fees would widen access to university. They will also create incentives to improve the quality of courses and leave the

poorest graduates better off than under the existing system, the Conservative Party leader said. I want to make an appeal to Liberal Democrat MPs who are thinking of abstaining because if too many of them abstain, they will let these tuition fee changes through. He has rejected critics’ claims the Government is simply seeking to save money by removing state subsidies and heaping the burden of university funding on to students’ shoulders. But the University and College Union’s Sally Hunt said: “The introduction of a market in our universities will lead to students making their choice of degree based on its price. “That might not be an issue for the millionaires in the Cabinet but it will be for tens of thousands of students and their hardworking families.” Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced further concessions aimed at easing the financial burden on poor students in a fresh bid to win over critics.

jobs to be cut

BAE Systems has confirmed it intends to cut almost 1,400 jobs following the Government's defence review, which axed the Harrier and Nimrod aircraft. A consultation has begun with staff and unions at six sites and two RAF bases. BAE's managing director of Military Air Solutions, Kevin Taylor, said the cutbacks were designed to ensure the firm remains competitive as it pursued "a number of opportuni-

ties" for its other products. "I appreciate this is difficult news for our people and we are committed to working with employees and their representatives to explore ways of mitigating the potential job losses," he said. But BAE may be in for a fight. The Unite union's Bernie Hamilton was scathing in his reaction: "This is a tragedy for the workforce and for Britain. "The coalition Government's Christmas present to over a thousand skilled workers who support Britain's armed forces is the sack."

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Wild Boyz (and girls) night out! LIVE ARICO’S Christmas Gala Night takes place next Saturday (18th Dec) at the VIVO club in Las Americas. Tickets are 25 euros each for a three-course meal and a half-bottle of wine. Performing on stage will be Mark, from the Wild Boyz,

plus guest artists and two shows from the Estrellas Theatre School. There will also be a disco from midnight. The evening begins at 8pm for 8.30pm and tickets are limited, so call Suzy Q to reserve yours as soon as possible.

K9 tuning into a charity bonanza K9’S Gala Charity Evening at Flicks Bar, Silencio, was a great success, with a host of guest singers adding to the various sideshows. Those who gave up their time for the RSPCA International- affiliated sanctuary, were: Christine Kay, Adam Saint Johnny O’Connor, Jan Munro Phil Gibson and

Colin Stevens. Fund-raisers included a raffle, tombola, video/book stall, K9 calendar plus Christmas Cards, and they all flourished, so much so that a magnificent total of 550 euros was collected for the dog and cat refuge. Mikey from the refuge, said: “Many thanks to Flicks Bar for their hospitality, to the various artistes who contributed their time, and to Gloria and Dave for their efforts.”

Bowled over by the Early Birds’ charity THE Early Birds Bowling Club, who play at Happy Days, in Costa del Silencio, enjoyed a Charity Dinner-Dance at Westhaven Bay last Friday. Alan Hood, captain of the Early Birds, presented 500 euros to Liz Montague, from Helping Hands, who will distribute the donation to the Granadilla Children’s Home on behalf of the bowlers. Liz made an emotional, heartfelt response to the donation, saying it would be used to buy the children presents and pyjamas, which would brighten up their Christmas morning at the

Liz Montague with Early Birds bowls captain Alan Hood

home. A similar sum was presented to Pastor Bill Jeffrey, from the Christian Fellowship Church of Silencio, which supports battered wives, helping to relocate and assist them,

and also cares for many other people in need of help. The money was raised throughout the year by events and raffles held by the Early Birds. There was

also a “Nearest the Bottle” competition on the night in aid of Cancer Research on the Island. This raised 84 euros, which was presented to Carole Hart, who runs The Swallows group (which includes the Early Birds). The bottle of whisky was kindly donated by Westhaven Bay, with the winner generously donating it back to be raffled again at a later date. The Swallows meet at El Tejar, at the Apolo Centre in Los Cristianos, for coffee every Monday at 11am, and all are welcome. Alan Hood said “An excellent night was had by all, and many thanks go to Rita and Nele and her staff, but especially to the Early Birds’ members for their kindness and generosity throughout the past year.”

The Mar Y Sol International Open Remembering - a special event for special golfers

the Parrotman SANDRA EWINS has this week paid a touching tribute to her husband, Alan, who died on 14th December 2009 aged 66. Sandra say: “It has been one year since my wonderful husband sadly passed away. Every day he is in my thoughts and always in my heart. “Alan was known as the Parrotman because he bred parrots and was very involved with K9 and Live Arico. He used to take in injured birds and help with their recovery. He is sadly missed by me, and his family back in the UK in Bristol.” Alan was known as quite a character. He moved to Tenerife from Bristol 22 years ago and worked in various jobs in Island Village. He was a salesman and a maintenance man - and he even sold ice-cream from a van. In fact, he could often be found dozing in the icecream van, but he expended a lot of energy in the community. He and Sandra, who were married in Jamaica in 1996, lived in Villa de Arico with a small

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“zoo” of five dogs (from Live Arico and K9), a cat, chickens, ducks and 25 parrots. Alan helped K9 and Live Arico with fund-raising, even running the London Marathon for the K9 refuge in 2000, and he was in the Freemasons’ Lodge in Los Cristianos. His final job was at The Forteleza Restaurant, where he was the gardener and also looked after some fish and a few hand-reared birds. Sandra added: “He had lots of friends and was well thought of by everyone who knew him. But I still keep meeting people who were not aware that he had died.”

THE second International Mar y Sol Open proved to be a wash-out over the scheduled two-day event at Amarilla Golf, but the 50 competitors enjoyed brilliant sunshine on the third day. That inspired them to produce high-quality and inspirational golf to match the conditions during this unusual competition. And all visitors were united in their desire to return to Amarilla Golf next year to compete again. It was unusual in that many players were physically handicapped to varying degrees. Some were visually impaired, while others were single or even double amputees, paraplegic or hemiplegic. But each player had an official HDC, There have been separate tournaments for golfers with different abilities all over the world, so able-bodied golfers would play in their own competitions, golfers with impaired sight would play in a tournament together, and those with missing limbs would play in another one. But this tournament brought all of the golfers together, for the second year running at Amarilla Golf, and the vagaries of the golf handicap system allowed all of them to compete equally in a serious, integration tournament. Renate Kraus, manageress of Mar y Sol Hotel and tournament organiser, said: “We were not sure if all the able-

bodied and disabled players would want to give up the separate tournaments and play together, and whether it would affect the funding. But it all came together. “It takes many hands to put this event on and it simply would not happen without them. We have players from Spain, England, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland, Austria, Holland and from the Czech Republic as well. “The able-bodied resident members of Amarilla Golf & Country Club are committed to mixing socially with and competing against disabled golfers on an equivalent competitive level.” She added: “All the organisers gave up a lot of time and money to make this event happen because we want to facilitate the integration of disabled players from the whole of Europe into a major

event. “We thank our sponsors: Titleist, TAG Heuer, Banco Santander, Sinpromi, Hotel Mar y Sol, Teralava - Centro de Terapias, Tui Vital, Condor, The Players Golf Shop, Canary Golf Federation, PBT (powergolfer.de), Cicar and Halcon Viajes.” Mª Luisa Forniés Fdez. del Castillo, President of the Canary Golf Union, said: “The quality of play was excellent. I watched one competitor hit his tee shot with a driver using only one extremely strong arm. “A paraplegic player used the “powergolfer” sports wheelchair, which allows him to stand up, and chipped in from off the green straight into the hole.” Michael Baker, Club Captain of Amarilla Golf, said: “One cannot fail to be humbled by the way these extraordinary individuals overcome their disabilities to produce some exceptional golf.” Christian Nachtwey, inventor of the “powergolfer” sports wheelchair, explained that each golfer has to individually adapt either through special equipment, or by developing his own golf swing to find a way to get the ball around the course. Golf is a unique sports option and the Mar y Sol Hotel, Los Cristianos, is offering “get into golf” courses for the disabled, from January to March 2011. An experienced

coach will show the wonderful world of pitching and putting to all newcomers. The competition winners were awarded their prizes by Renate Kraus, Michael Baker and Mª Luisa Forniés Fdez. del Castillo, President of the Canary Golf Union. The awards ceremony at the Amarilla clubhouse, was also attended by Víctor Chinea Niebla (Mayor of San Miguel de Abona, María Aurora Rodríguez Medina (San Miguel Councillor for Tourism), Ángela Tavío (President of Amarilla Golf & Country Club), Salvador Morales (President of the association for physically disabled persons of the Canaries), Raquel Ceca (Tenerife Golf - Tourism of Tenerife), Dulce Torres (Sinpromi) and Luis Angel Vela (Banco Santander). Results (all GB unless stated) Gross winner: Luis Vicente Mateu Sisternas (Spain, 22 points) Net winner: David Hill (37) Category One winner: Joan Pere Morera Castell (Spain, 25 points) Category Two winner: Michael Baker (32) Category Three winner: Miroslav Lidinsky (Czech Rep, 34) Nearest the Pin: Linda Williams Longest drive, ladies: Marjo Boissovain (Swz) Longest drive, men: Gerhard Fuchs (Germany)

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will be The Swallows fly Who crowned Mr North for a day and Mrs Dog? AKTIONTIER’S eagerlyawaited Horse and Dog show takes place on Sunday at Hipico del Sur, in Buzanada. The fund-raiser begins at 1pm with a competition to find “Mr and Mrs Dog 2011”, followed by a Horse and Dog team agility competition. There will also be a demonstration of show-jumping by the horses, plus some fun dog racing. Father Christmas will be dropping in with lots of presents for the children, and there will be plenty of other activities, including pony rides, a barbecue, and lots more fun and games for all the family. Please contact Karen on 687 905 511 to enter, or for more information. All proceeds will go to the Aktiontier refuge at Accion del Sol, in Granadilla. Details on how to get to Hipico del Sur can be found at http://www.centrohipicodelsur.com/chs_COMO_LLEGAR.html With Christmas approaching fast, the need to rescue

THERE was a fantastic 87-strong turn-out of Swallows for their annual Christmas outing, from Los Cristianos up to El Monasterio, Puerto de la Cruz, for dinner last Wednesday. After stopping on the way at Al Campo for a spot of retail therapy, they made their way on to Monasterio (along with cupboards and quilts bought in IKEA, presents from Toys R Us and garden equipment from Leroy Merlin). At Monasterio, people chose which of the five restaurants they wanted to eat in, and by far the most popular was La Cabaña, where about 50 settled down for dinner. The service was efficient and the meals piping hot, with very generous portions. And the

abandoned dogs on the streets becomes even more pressing, and there is a legal system in place to ensure their safety. Aktiontier staff have issued a plea to anyone coming across a stray, saying: “Call the police on 112, and they will send Protection Civil to collect the dog. It will then be checked for a microchip and, if fitted with one, will be returned to its owner. “Otherwise, the dog will be taken to a relevant, legal refuge, where it will receive full medical care, including microchip, vaccination, treatment for fleas, fed, rested. It will then rehomed, if possible. “Marion, who runs Aktiontier, has helped well over 2,000 dogs in five years there by adopting the correct and legal procedure. So if people really want to help the strays in Tenerife, they should follow the system. “If they don’t, it means the authorities are not responsible, financially, for the dogs, and it also means they are less aware of the ever-growing problem of abandoned dogs on the Island.”

Paradise Park is given a Lions’ roar of approval PARADISE Park Hotel, in Los Cristianos, has been commended for supporting and cooperating with the Tenerife Sur Lions Club for the last 15 years. It was appropriate that Club President Norman banana flambé was to die for! Afterwards, the huge contingency of Swallows took a stroll around, taking in the night view of Puerto de la Cruz and the Christmas lights adorning the Monasterio. After a final

photo with Santa, it was time for them to return to to Los Cristianos, and Carole Hart, who organised the trip, said: “Excellent food and service, along with lovely company - what more could we have asked for? And the

weather was good as well.” The Swallows meet for coffee on Monday mornings from 11am at El Tejar Bar, Apolo Centre, Los Cristianos. Further information about the group can be found on www.swallows-tenerife.eu

Goodall MBE presented the hotel’s Commercial Director, Nino Riobo, with an award commemorating this alliance. The director pledged the hotel’s ongoing help to the club by continuing their many charitable activities in the local community here in the south of Tenerife.

Lions offer a Fayre deal

Clive’s 70th goes with a swing! CLIVE ROLLINSON, one of the Fun Golfers’ organisers since they started 16 years ago, celebrated his 70th birthday at Sunday’s Three-Club Challenge at Los Palos, and congratulations were the order of the day. The event, which also included the Harry Davis

Memorial Trophy, attracted 31 players, and luck was on their side as the rain stayed off. A good game was had by everybody, who wore Santa hats or a little glitter, and the honours went to Sean Bible, who won both trophies. Dave Pearse came sec-

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ond, followed by Ron Dixie. Jill Ashton was nearest the Pin for the Ladies, with Frank Moss winning the men’s contest. Afterwards, the players enjoyed lunch at Westhaven Bay and, as usual, the service and food were both excellent. A big thank-you to all

who made it such a special afternoon. The next Fun Golf day is on 9th January, and anyone wishing to play should contact Clive on 922 797 640. Finally, all the Fun Golfers wish everybody a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year.

SAN MIGUEL Lions Club are holding a Christmas Fayre at the Bar Patio del Coral, in Costa del Silencio, on Sunday week (19th Dec).

Lots of fun and entertainment are guaranteed, and stall spaces are still available at just five euros each. The event begins at 1pm, and for more information or to book a stall space, call John (609 213 528) or Ralph (685 542 128).

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Saturday 11 December, 7:00pm - 9:00pm, ITV1 After months of auditions, boot camps and live shows, this is it - the final. This year’s series has rarely been out of the headlines - there have been shock eliminations, Gamu Nhengu and Aiden Grimshaw to name two, and contestants who have divided the nation - like Katie Waissel. Now, The X Factor comes to a close in a double bill as the acts give it all they have got - but only two will make it through to the very last part of the competition. A few surprises are also promised during the show as big-name musical guests perform live. Dermot O’Leary presents.

Sunday 12 December, 7:30pm - 9:30pm, ITV1 With part one of the final behind them, the two remaining acts now have one last chance to impress the public as they each perform the winner’s single, before Dermot O’Leary reveals which of them will follow past champions Joe McElderry, Alexandra Burke and Leona Lewis to chart success. More famous musical guests are also lined up to perform on stage. Last in the series.

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Inspector George Gently 8:30pm - 10:00pm, BBC1 Bacchus and Gently hunt for the murderer of a woman whose body is discovered in a local church. As the investigation progresses, it turns out the victim was a waitress working at the first hostess club in Newcastle - an establishment that has greatly upset the local religious community. Martin Shaw and Lee Ingleby star, with guest appearances by Brendan Coyle (Lark Rise to Candleford) and Mark Williams (The Fast Show).

Total Wipeout - Celebrity Special 7:00pm - 8:00pm, BBC1 Richard Hammond presents the first of two celebrity specials, in which 10 famous faces travel to Argentina to take on the extreme obstacle course in a bid to win £10,000 for their chosen charity. The contestants will be facing challenges such as the Slide, Sucker Punch and, of course, the Big Balls.

Piers Meets Elton: A Life Stories Special, 9:30pm - 10:45pm, ITV1 Elton John talks to Piers Morgan about his career and performs two songs for the studio audience. Four decades after the release of his debut album Empty Sky, the rock legend continues to maintain a hectic schedule of recording and touring, most recently collaborating with American musician Leon Russell. Despite the music industry having changed beyond all recognition from when he started his career, the singer-composer remains sceptical about TV shows such as The X Factor, having disclosed he refused an opportunity to become a judge on American Idol.

Coronation Street 7:30pm - 8:00pm, ITV1 The destruction caused by the tram is seen in daylight for the first time, but as those in hospital fight for their lives, others on the street are keen to cover their tracks. Gary is full of remorse for not helping at the scene of the crash, while Becky is racked with guilt following her actions on the fateful night.

Holby City 8:00pm - 9:00pm, BBC1 Greg gains a new-found appreciation for Elliot’s skills when he is able to identify an obscure illness, but is stunned when he discovers Connie has decided to push the brilliant but temperamental surgeon out of Holby. Meanwhile, the pressure mounts for Ollie to perform well after his ill-fated time on Darwin, but a slip-up in theatre only serves to embarrass him in front of Michael.

Emmerdale 7:00pm - 7:30pm, ITV1 Rhona is unsure whether she can go through with the pregnancy after the midwife confirms her fears and tells her the baby has Down’s syndrome. Elsewhere, Hazel starts to feel the pressure of what she has undertaken, Andy comes round with flowers to apologise to Katie, and Leyla is furious when Alicia charges her for babysitting Jacob.

The Apprentice - Why I Fired Them, 10:35pm - 11:35pm, BBC1 Ahead of next week’s final, Alan Sugar reviews this year’s entrepreneurial contest, revealing why he fired each of the unsuccessful candidates and recalling their worst decisions as they took on a variety of tasks, from making sausages and selling clothes, to creating a new brand of cleaning product.

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Friday 10 December 6:00am Breakfast 9:15am Rip Off Britain 10:00am BBC News; Weather 10:00am Homes Under the Hammer 11:00am Real Rescues 11:45am BBC News; Weather 11:45am To Buy or Not to Buy 12:15pm Bargain Hunt 1:00pm BBC News; Weather 1:30pm Regional News and Weather 1:45pm Doctors 2:15pm Missing 3:00pm BBC News; Weather; Regional News 3:05pm Horrible Histories 3:35pm What’s New Scooby-Doo? 3:50pm Shaun the Sheep 4:00pm Sorry, I’ve Got No Head 4:30pm The Owl 4:30pm MI High 5:00pm Newsround 5:15pm Weakest Link 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 10:25pm 10:35pm 11:20pm

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BBC News BBC London News The One Show A Question of Sport EastEnders QI Strictly Come Dancing BBC News Regional News and Weather The Graham Norton Show The National Lottery Friday Night Draws Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights

6:00am Good Morning Sports Fans 9:00am Ringside 10:00am The Rugby Club 11:00am Rugby Union 11:30am Premier League World 12:00pm NFL 1:30pm Premier League World 2:00pm Ringside 3:00pm Rugby Union 3:30pm The Rugby Club 4:30pm Ringside 5:30pm Football League Weekend 6:30pm Big Fight Countdown 7:00pm 7:30pm 10:00pm 10:30pm 11:00pm

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6:00am Children’s TV 7:00am The Jungle Book 7:15am Muddle Earth 7:25am Newsround 7:30am Dennis and Gnasher 7:40am Diddy Dick & Dom 7:40am Eliot Kid 8:00am Prank Patrol 8:30am LazyTown 8:55am Big Barn Farm 9:05am Buzz and Tell 9:10am Tinga Tinga Tales 9:25am The Large Family 9:40am Toddworld 9:50am Pingu 10:00am Waybuloo 10:20am Clifford’s Puppy Days 10:30am Pablo the Little Red Fox 10:35am 3rd & Bird 10:50am Wibbly Pig 11:00am In the Night Garden 11:30am Animal Park 12:00pm Daily Politics 12:30pm Live Snooker: UK Championship 4:30pm Pointless 5:15pm The Hairy Bikers’ Cook Off 6:00pm 6:30pm

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Eggheads Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two Live Snooker: UK Championship Match of the Day Live The Stephen K Amos Show Newsnight Weather The Review Show Snooker: UK Championship

6:00am X-Weighted 7:00am Brainiac: Science Abuse 8:00am Oops TV 9:00am It’s Me or the Dog USA 10:00am Bones 11:00am The Filth Files 11:30am Adoption Diaries 12:00pm X-Weighted 1:00pm Road Wars 2:00pm Stargate Atlantis 3:00pm Stargate Atlantis 4:00pm Bones 5:00pm WWE Superstars 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm

Oops TV The Simpsons The Simpsons Modern Family Best of Oops TV Ross Kemp on Gangs House Stargate Universe

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7:00am Ray Mears’ Extreme Survival 8:00am Dragons’ Den 9:00am Top Gear 10:00am Ray Mears’ Wild Food 11:00am Full Circle with Michael Palin 12:00pm Top Gear 1:00pm Top Gear 2:00pm Seaside Rescue 2:40pm Have I Got News for You 3:20pm QI 4:00pm Top Gear 5:00pm Top Gear 6:00pm 6:40pm 7:20pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 10:40pm 11:40pm

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6:00am Big Fight Countdown 6:30am Premier League Preview 7:30am Ringside 8:00am Time of Our Lives 9:00am Live Ladies European Tour Golf 1:00pm Live European Cup Rugby Union 3:15pm Live European Cup Rugby Union 5:30pm Live European Cup Rugby Union 7:30pm

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Live European Challenge Cup Rugby Union Golf

12:00am European Tour Golf 2:30am Golf 4:30am Scottish Premier League Football 5:00am Take It Like a Fan 5:30am Champions League Weekly

6:00am Yoko! Jakamoko! Toto! 6:00am The Pingu Show 6:15am Bob the Builder: Project Build It 6:25am Penelope 6:30am Guess with Jess 6:40am Postman Pat 7:00am Arthur 7:15am Muddle Earth 7:25am OOglies 7:40am What’s New Scooby-Doo? 8:00am MI High 8:30am Mission: 2110 9:00am Ingenious 10:00am Little Howard’s Big Question 10:20am Sam & Mark’s Guide to Dodging Disaster 10:50am Dennis and Gnasher 11:00am Roy 11:30am The Big Performance 12:00pm The Cut 12:30pm The Season 1:00pm The Season 1:30pm The 5:19 Show 1:50pm Revealed 2:05pm Revealed 2:20pm The Sky at Night 2:40pm The Big Circus 4:30pm Live Snooker: UK Championship 5:30pm Dad’s Army 6:00pm 7:00pm 9:30pm 10:15pm 11:00pm 11:30pm

Making Scotland’s Landscape Live Snooker: UK Championship Have I Got a Bit More News for You QI XL The Trip Dara O Briain: Live at the Theatre Royal

12:30am Snooker: Championship 1:20am Gilda

10 December 2010 - 16 December 2010

Futurama The Simpsons The Simpsons Futurama Futurama UK Border Force Road Wars Fringe

6:00pm 7:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm 11:14pm 11:15pm

This Is JLS The X Factor Take Me Out Bridget Jones: the Edge of Reason ITV News and Weather London Weather Bridget Jones: the Edge of Reason

12:15am ITV News Headlines 12:15am The Zone 2:15am Surface 3:00am Sons and Daughters 3:25am ITV Nightscreen 5:30am ITV Morning News

6:25am The Treacle People 6:35am Yo Gabba Gabba 7:00am World Sport 7:25am Sailing 7:55am The Morning Line 8:55am One Tree Hill 9:50am Ugly Betty 10:40am Koko Pop 11:15am Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: T4 Movie Special 11:40am Friends 12:10pm Friends 12:45pm Beyonce: I Am World Tour 1:45pm Channel 4 Racing 3:55pm Come Dine with Me 4:25pm Come Dine with Me 4:55pm Come Dine with Me 5:25pm Come Dine with Me 5:55pm Come Dine with Me 6:25pm 6:30pm 6:55pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:40pm

The Political Slot Channel 4 News 4thought.tv Kirstie and Phil’s Perfect Christmas Kirstie and Phil’s Perfect Christmas Meet the Spartans The Beach

12:55am King of the Hill 1:20am King of the Hill 1:40am Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip 2:25am Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip 3:15am Brothers & Sisters 4:00am One Tree Hill 4:40am The OC 5:25am Countdown

UK

6:00am Brainiac’s Test Tube Baby 7:00am Vet Adventures 8:00am Malcolm in the Middle 8:30am Malcolm in the Middle 9:00am Wayne Rooney’s Street Striker 10:00am Soccer AM 12:00pm Best of Oops TV 1:00pm Malcolm in the Middle 1:30pm Malcolm in the Middle 2:00pm Oops TV 3:00pm Fat Families: Second Helpings 4:00pm Modern Family 4:30pm Modern Family 5:00pm Modern Family 5:30pm Futurama 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm

6:00am The Fluffy Club 7:25am Toonattik 9:25am The Cool Stuff Collective 9:50am Planet Sketch 10:00am The Planet’s Funniest Animals 10:30am The Crocodile Hunter Diaries 11:30am This Morning: Saturday 12:30pm News and Weather 12:34pm London Weather 12:35pm You’ve Been Framed! 1:05pm Best Ever Worst Dance Moments 2:05pm Step Up 4:00pm Liar Liar 5:35pm Weather 5:35pm London Tonight 5:45pm ITV News and Weather

7:00am Ray Mears’ Wild Food 8:00am Airport 8:30am Airport 9:00am Top Gear 10:00am World Rally 11:00am Top Gear 12:00pm Top Gear 1:00pm Ice Cold in Alex 3:30pm Ray Mears’ World of Survival 4:00pm Top Gear 5:00pm Top Gear 6:00pm 7:00pm 7:40pm 8:20pm 9:00pm 9:40pm 10:20pm 11:00pm

Top Gear Trawlermen Genius Have I Got News for You QI QI Mock the Week QI

6:00am Home Shopping 6:30am Home Shopping 7:00am The Jerry Springer Show 7:25am The Jerry Springer Show 7:50am Celebs 24/7 8:00am Maury 8:55am Celebs 24/7 9:00am The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 9:30am The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 10:00am My Wife and Kids 10:30am My Wife and Kids 11:00am Will & Grace 11:30am Will & Grace 12:00pm The Beckhams’ Crazy 2010 1:00pm Criminal Minds 2:00pm Criminal Minds 3:00pm Criminal Minds 4:00pm The Addams Family 6:00pm 8:00pm

1:00am Mock the Week 1:40am QI 2:20am That Mitchell and Webb Look 3:00am Close

9:00pm 10:00pm

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Criminal Minds Criminal Minds

6:00am Peppa Pig 6:05am Roary the Racing Car 6:15am Fifi and the Flowertots 6:25am Fireman Sam 6:40am Rupert Bear 6:50am Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Friends 7:00am Mio Mao 7:05am The WotWots 7:20am Roobarb and Custard Too 7:30am Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs 7:40am Make Way for Noddy 7:55am Mist: Sheepdog Tales 8:05am Little Princess 8:20am The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 8:35am Play! 8:45am Castle Farm 8:55am Olivia 9:10am The Mr Men Show 9:30am George Shrinks 10:00am Your Sport 10:10am The Gadget Show 11:10am All I Want for Christmas 12:55pm The Angel of Pennsylvania Avenue 2:55pm Avalanche Express 4:35pm Five News 4:40pm Airport 7:15pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 10:55pm 11:50pm

NCIS NCIS CSI: Crime Scene Investigation CSI: NY CSI: NY Cops in Crisis

12:10am SuperCasino 4:00am Fifth Gear 4:25am HouseBusters 4:50am Your Sport 5:00am Hana’s Helpline

6:00am Super Vets 6:25am MasterChef Australia 8:00am Animal Park 8:30am Outtake TV 9:00am A Life of Grime New York 9:30am A Life of Grime New York 10:00am A Life of Grime New York 10:30am A Life of Grime New York 11:00am A Life of Grime New York 11:30am A Life of Grime New York 12:00pm Don’t Tell the Bride 1:00pm Don’t Tell the Bride 2:00pm Don’t Tell the Bride 3:00pm Don’t Tell the Bride 4:00pm Don’t Tell the Bride 5:00pm Don’t Tell the Bride 6:00pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm

Primeval Sanctuary Doctor Who Jonathan Creek Sweet Home Alabama

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Sunday 12 December 6:00am Breakfast 7:35am Match of the Day 9:00am The Andrew Marr Show 10:00am Fern Britton Meets Jesse Jackson 11:00am Country Tracks 12:00pm The Politics Show 1:00pm Wild Weather: The South West 1:20pm EastEnders 3:15pm Drop Zone 4:15pm Points of View 4:30pm Songs of Praise 5:05pm BBC News; Regional News and Weather 5:30pm Jimmy’s Food Factory 6:00pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 8:30pm 10:00pm 10:25pm

10:55pm

Countryfile Strictly Come Dancing Antiques Roadshow Inspector George Gently BBC News; Regional News and Weather The Impressions Show with Culshaw and Stephenson Match of the Day 2

12:05am Weatherview 12:05am The Apprentice 1:10am Coast 2:10am Holby City 3:10am Who Do You Think You Are? 3:55am The Record Europe 4:00am BBC News 4:30am HARDtalk 5:00am The World Today 5:30am World Business Report

6:00am Aerobics Oz Style 6:30am Football First 8:00am Football First 9:30am The Sunday Supplement 11:00am Goals on Sunday 1:00pm Live Super Sunday 3:30pm Live Super Sunday 6:30pm 8:00pm 10:00pm

11:30pm

Live Spanish Football Live Spanish Football Football Special

Champions League Weekly

12:00am Spanish Football 2:00am Football Special 3:30am Champions League Weekly 4:00am Spanish Football

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6:00am Yoko! Jakamoko! Toto! 6:00am The Pingu Show 6:15am Bob the Builder: Project Build It 6:25am Penelope 6:30am Guess with Jess 6:40am Postman Pat 7:00am Arthur 7:15am Muddle Earth 7:25am Sportsround 7:40am Bear Behaving Badly 8:00am Scoop 8:25am Hotel Trubble 8:55am Diddy Dick & Dom 9:00am Deadly 60 9:30am Horrible Histories 10:00am Something for the Weekend 11:30am Escape to the Country 12:00pm Triple Cross 2:00pm Live Snooker: UK Championship 5:20pm The Three Musketeers 7:00pm 7:30pm

6:00am The Fluffy Club 7:25am Toonattik 9:25am Monk 9:30am The X Factor 11:30am This Morning: Sunday 12:30pm News and Weather 12:34pm London Weather 4:15pm Midsomer Murders 6:15pm 6:15pm 6:30pm 6:45pm 7:30pm 9:30pm

Weather London Tonight ITV News and Weather All Star Family Fortunes The X Factor Piers Meets Elton: A Life Stories Special

6:10am Sali Mali 6:15am Planet Cook 6:35am Yo Gabba Gabba 7:00am Survival of the Fittest 7:30am Freesports on 4 7:55am World B-Boy Series 8:55am Hollyoaks 11:35am Friends 12:05pm Friends 12:40pm Ugly Betty 1:40pm The Simpsons 2:15pm The Simpsons 2:50pm Volcano 4:50pm Deal or No Deal 5:40pm Elf 7:30pm 7:55pm 8:00pm

9:00pm 10:25pm

Johnny Kingdom’s Year with the Birds Dad’s Army

Channel 4 News 4thought.tv Celebrity Come Dine with Me Christmas Special Any Human Heart Desperate Housewives

6:00am Peppa Pig 6:05am Roary the Racing Car 6:15am Fifi and the Flowertots 6:25am Fireman Sam 6:40am Rupert Bear 6:50am Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Friends 7:00am Mio Mao 7:05am The WotWots 7:20am Roobarb and Custard Too 7:30am Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs 7:45am Make Way for Noddy 7:55am Mist: Sheepdog Tales 8:05am Little Princess 8:20am The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 8:40am Family! 8:45am Castle Farm 9:00am Olivia 9:15am The Mr Men Show 9:30am George Shrinks 10:00am iCarly 10:35am True Jackson, VP 11:10am Your Sport 11:25am Street Market Chefs 11:55am Cats and Dogs 1:30pm Blizzard 3:30pm Snow White 5:15pm Five News 5:20pm Force 10 from Navarone 7:50pm 9:30pm 11:35pm

8:00pm

Live Snooker: UK Championship

12:00am Never Mind the Buzzcocks 12:30am The Stephen K Amos Show 1:00am Homicide 2:35am Dateline London 3:00am BBC News 3:30am The Record Europe 3:55am Close

6:00am Hour of Power 7:00am It’s Me or the Dog USA 8:00am Vet Adventures 9:00am Oops TV 10:00am Oops TV 11:00am WWE: Experience 12:00pm Oops TV 1:00pm Futurama 1:30pm Futurama 2:00pm Real Filth Fighters 2:30pm Medical Emergency 3:00pm Fat Families: Second Helpings 4:00pm Modern Family 4:30pm Modern Family 5:00pm The Simpsons 5:30pm Must Be the Music: Winner’s Story 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm

The Middle Raising Hope Raising Hope The Simpsons Modern Family Bones House Cold Case

10:45pm 10:59pm 11:00pm

TV News and Weather London Weather Music and Lyrics

12:55am The Zone 2:00am Motorsport UK 2:55am ITV Nightscreen 5:30am ITV Morning News

7:00am Ray Mears’ Wild Food 8:00am Ray Mears’ Extreme Survival 9:00am Top Gear 10:00am Ice Cold in Alex 12:30pm Ray Mears’ World of Survival 1:00pm Top Gear 2:00pm Top Gear 3:00pm Ray Mears’ Extreme Survival 4:00pm World Rally 5:00pm Top Gear 6:00pm 7:00pm 7:40pm 8:20pm 9:00pm 9:40pm 10:20pm

Top Gear Genius Speed Have I Got News for You Men Behaving Badly Men Behaving Badly Men Behaving Badly

1:00am Red Dwarf 1:40am That Mitchell and Webb Look 2:15am Pulling 3:00am Close

11:25pm

8 Out of 10 Cats

12:15am The Real Housewives of New Jersey 1:15am American Football Live 4:45am Freesports on 4 5:15am Grudge Match 5:25am Countdown

7:00am The Jerry Springer Show 7:50am Celebs 24/7 8:00am Maury 8:55am Celebs 24/7 9:00am The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 9:30am The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 10:00am My Wife and Kids 10:30am My Wife and Kids 11:00am Will & Grace 11:30am Will & Grace 12:00pm Cougar Town 12:30pm Cougar Town 1:00pm George Michael Live in London 2:50pm Celebs 24/7 3:00pm The Addams Family 5:00pm Little Man: Looking for Love 6:00pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm

Jet Li’s The One Dirty Dancing Fools Rush In Next five channels Listings key

Robbie Williams’ Crazy 2010 Four Weddings Nikita Criminal Minds CSI: Miami Criminal Minds

1:40am SuperCasino 4:00am HouseBusters 4:25am Fifth Gear 4:50am Your Sport 5:00am Hana’s Helpline 5:10am The Milkshake! Show 5:35am Thomas & Friends 5:45am Roary the Racing Car

6:10am Weakest Link 7:05am A Life of Grime New York 7:30am A Life of Grime New York 8:00am A Life of Grime New York 8:30am A Life of Grime New York 9:00am Don’t Tell the Bride 10:00am Don’t Tell the Bride 11:00am Don’t Tell the Bride 12:00pm Don’t Tell the Bride 1:00pm Don’t Tell the Bride 2:00pm Don’t Tell the Bride 3:00pm Primeval 4:00pm MasterChef Australia 6:00pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 9:30pm

Total Wipeout USA Outtake TV Who Do You Think You Are? The Catherine Tate Show Leona Lewis: Labyrinth Tour Live at the O2

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Monday 13 December 6:00am Breakfast 9:15am Rip Off Britain 10:00am BBC News; Weather 10:00am Homes Under the Hammer 11:00am Real Rescues 11:45am BBC News; Weather 11:45am To Buy or Not to Buy 12:15pm Bargain Hunt 1:00pm BBC News; Weather 1:30pm Regional News and Weather 1:45pm Doctors 2:15pm Escape to the Country 3:00pm BBC News; Weather; Regional News 3:05pm Horrible Histories 3:30pm What’s New Scooby-Doo? 3:50pm Shaun the Sheep 4:00pm Hotel Trubble 4:30pm Deadly 60 Bite Size 4:30pm Blue Peter 5:00pm Newsround 5:15pm Weakest Link 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 8:30pm

9:00pm 10:00pm 10:35pm 11:05pm

11:45pm

BBC News BBC London News The One Show BBC News Inside Out EastEnders Baby P: In His Mother’s Words Panorama Accused BBC News A Question of Sport Sports Personality of the Year: The Contenders The Graham Norton Show

6:00am Good Morning Sports Fans 9:00am Football Special 10:30am Spanish Football 12:00pm European Rugby Special 12:30pm Football Special 2:00pm Champions League Weekly 2:30pm European Rugby Special 3:00pm Spanish Football 5:00pm Champions League Weekly 5:30pm Soccer AM: The Best Bits 6:30pm 7:00pm 10:30pm 11:30pm

Netbusters Live Monday Night Football You’re on Sky Sports! A League of Their Own

12:00am SPL Round-Up 12:30am Soccer AM: The Best Bits 1:30am Monday Night Football 3:30am Watersports World

6:00am Children’s TV 7:40am Eliot Kid 7:55am Diddy Dick & Dom 8:00am Prank Patrol 8:30am LazyTown 8:55am Big Barn Farm 9:05am Buzz and Tell 9:10am Tinga Tinga Tales 9:25am The Large Family 9:40am Toddworld 9:50am Pingu 10:00am Waybuloo 10:20am Clifford’s Puppy Days 10:30am Pablo the Little Red Fox 10:35am 3rd & Bird 10:50am Wibbly Pig 11:00am In the Night Garden 11:30am Animal Park 12:00pm Daily Politics 12:30pm GMT with George Alagiah 1:00pm Due South 1:45pm Film 2010 with Claudia Winkleman 2:15pm Ready Steady Cook 3:00pm Murder, She Wrote 3:45pm Flog It! Ten of the Best 4:30pm Pointless 5:15pm The Hairy Bikers’ Cook Off

6:00am Daybreak 8:30am Lorraine 9:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 10:30am This Morning 12:30pm Loose Women 1:30pm ITV News and Weather 1:55pm London News and Weather 2:00pm House Gift 3:00pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 3:59pm London Weather 4:00pm Midsomer Murders 5:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 10:30pm

6:00pm 6:30pm

7:00pm

8:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 10:30pm 11:20pm

Celebrity Eggheads Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two This World: Pakistan’s Flood Doctor University Challenge Miranda Ian Hislop’s Age of the Do-Gooders Grumpy Old Men Newsnight American Dream

6:00am X-Weighted 7:00am Brainiac: Science Abuse 8:00am Oops TV 9:00am It’s Me or the Dog USA 10:00am Bones 11:00am The Filth Files 11:30am The Real A&E 12:00pm X-Weighted 1:00pm Road Wars 2:00pm Stargate Atlantis 3:00pm Stargate Atlantis 4:00pm Bones 5:00pm Malcolm in the Middle 5:30pm Futurama 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm

Oops TV The Simpsons The Simpsons Modern Family Best of Oops TV UK Border Force NCIS: Los Angeles Cold Case

12:00am Road Wars 1:00am Road Wars 1:50am Dom Joly’s Happy Hour

10 December 2010 - 16 December 2010

10:35pm

London Tonight ITV News and Weather Emmerdale Coronation Street Countrywise Kitchen Coronation Street The Savoy ITV News at Ten and Weather London News and Weather Young Adam

12:25am ITV News Headlines 12:25am The Zone 2:25am UEFA Champions League Weekly 2:55am The Jeremy Kyle Show 3:50am The Jeremy Kyle Show 4:40am ITV Nightscreen 5:30am ITV Morning News

7:00am Airport 7:30am Airport 8:00am Dragons’ Den 9:00am Top Gear 10:00am Seaside Rescue 10:30am Ray Mears’ Extreme Survival 11:00am Full Circle with Michael Palin 12:00pm Top Gear 1:00pm Top Gear 2:00pm Seaside Rescue 2:40pm Have I Got News for You 3:20pm QI 4:00pm Top Gear 5:00pm Top Gear 6:00pm 6:40pm 7:20pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 10:40pm 11:40pm

Seaside Rescue Have I Got News for You QI Top Gear QI XL Mock the Week Have I Got News for You QI XL

6:10am Sali Mali 6:15am The Treacle People 6:30am Planet Cook 6:50am Yo Gabba Gabba 7:15am Freshly Squeezed 7:40am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:05am Smallville 9:00am One Tree Hill 9:55am Friends 10:25am Friends 10:55am Glee 12:00pm Channel 4 News Summary 12:05pm Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: T4 Movie Special 12:30pm Iron Chef UK 1:35pm Hills of Home 3:25pm Countdown 4:10pm Deal or No Deal 5:00pm Come Dine with Me 5:30pm Four in a Bed 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:55pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm

The Simpsons Hollyoaks Channel 4 News 4thought.tv Heston’s Christmas Feast River Cottage Christmas Fayre Alan Carr: Chatty Man Peep Show The Simpsons

6:00am Thomas & Friends 6:10am Roary the Racing Car 6:20am The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 6:35am Bert and Ernie’s Great Adventures 6:40am Rupert Bear 6:50am Peppa Pig 6:55am Mio Mao 7:00am Little Princess 7:15am The Mr Men Show 7:30am Thomas & Friends 7:45am Noddy in Toyland 8:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 8:15am Peppa Pig 8:20am Peppa Pig 8:30am Roary the Racing Car 8:40am Hana’s Helpline 8:50am Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom 9:05am Castle Farm 9:15am The Wright Stuff 10:45am Trisha Goddard 11:45am Five News 11:50am CSI: NY 12:45pm CSI: NY 1:45pm Neighbours 2:15pm Home and Away 2:50pm Your Sport 2:55pm Meals in Moments 3:05pm A Christmas Visitor 5:00pm Weather 5:00pm Five News 5:30pm Neighbours

12:10am Music on 4 Favourites: James Blunt 12:40am Premier League Poker 1:40am Guilty by Suspicion 3:25am King of the Hill 3:50am King of the Hill 4:10am Brothers & Sisters 4:55am ER

Home and Away Five News at 7 Five News Update How Do They Do It? The Gadget Show Extreme Fishing with Robson Green 10:00pm Sudden Impact 12:25am The World of Stupid Criminals

6:00am Home Shopping 6:30am Home Shopping 7:00am The Jerry Springer Show 7:25am The Jerry Springer Show 7:50am Celebs 24/7 8:00am Maury 8:55am Celebs 24/7 9:00am Maury 9:55am Celebs 24/7 10:00am CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 11:00am CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 12:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1:00pm CSI: Miami 2:00pm Criminal Minds 3:00pm Criminal Minds 4:00pm Charmed 5:00pm Charmed

6:00am Super Vets 6:25am The Hairy Bikers Ride Again 6:50am The Hairy Bikers Ride Again 7:15am Real Rescues 8:00am Casualty 9:00am The Bill 10:00am The Bill 11:00am Casualty 12:00pm Real Rescues 1:00pm The Hairy Bikers Ride Again 1:30pm The Hairy Bikers Ride Again 2:00pm My Family 2:40pm My Family 3:20pm The Real Hustle 4:00pm The Real Hustle 4:40pm Doctor Who 5:40pm My Family

11:05pm 11:40pm

6:00pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm

Cougar Town CSI: Miami Three Fat Brides, One Thin Dress America’s Next Top Model Harald Gloockler: Prince of Fashion

6:00pm 6:25pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 9:00pm

6:20pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm

My Family The Hairy Bikers Ride Again Traffic Cops Traffic Cops Traffic Cops Emergency Bikers Traffic Cops

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Tuesday 14 December 6:00am Breakfast 9:15am Rip Off Britain 10:00am BBC News; Weather 10:00am Homes Under the Hammer 11:00am Real Rescues 11:45am BBC News; Weather 11:45am To Buy or Not to Buy 12:15pm Bargain Hunt 1:00pm BBC News; Weather 1:30pm Regional News and Weather 1:45pm Doctors 2:15pm Escape to the Country 3:00pm BBC News; Weather; Regional News 3:05pm Horrible Histories 3:30pm What’s New Scooby-Doo? 3:50pm Shaun the Sheep 4:00pm Deadly 60 4:30pm Deadly 60 Bite Size 4:30pm Blue Peter’s Christmas Special 5:00pm Newsround 5:15pm Weakest Link 6:00pm Weather 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 10:25pm 10:35pm 10:45pm 11:35pm

BBC News BBC London News The One Show BBC News; Regional News EastEnders Holby City Crimewatch BBC News Regional News and Weather Crimewatch Update Imagine The Wackness

6:00am Good Morning Sports Fans 9:00am Monday Night Football 11:00am SPL Round-Up 11:30am Netbusters 12:00pm FIFA Futbol Mundial 12:30pm Monday Night Football 2:30pm SPL Round-Up 3:00pm Netbusters 3:30pm Monday Night Football 5:30pm Football Asia 6:00pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 10:00pm 11:00pm 11:30pm

Revista De La Liga Sky Sports News at Seven Live Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Football Revista De La Liga Football Asia A-League

12:00am Scottish Premier League Football 1:00am Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Football

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6:00am Children’s TV 7:40am Eliot Kid 7:55am Diddy Dick & Dom 8:00am Prank Patrol 8:30am LazyTown 8:55am Big Barn Farm 9:05am Buzz and Tell 9:10am Tinga Tinga Tales 9:25am The Large Family 9:40am Toddworld 9:50am Pingu 10:00am Waybuloo 10:20am Clifford’s Puppy Days 10:30am Pablo the Little Red Fox 10:35am 3rd & Bird 10:50am Wibbly Pig 11:00am In the Night Garden 11:30am Animal Park 12:00pm Daily Politics 12:30pm GMT with George Alagiah 1:00pm Due South 1:45pm Car Booty 2:15pm Ready Steady Cook 3:00pm Murder, She Wrote 3:45pm Flog It! Ten of the Best 4:30pm Pointless 5:15pm The Hairy Bikers’ Cook Off 6:00pm 6:30pm

6:00am Daybreak 8:30am Lorraine 9:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 10:30am This Morning 12:30pm Loose Women 1:30pm ITV News and Weather 1:55pm London News and Weather 2:00pm House Gift 3:00pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 3:59pm London Weather 4:00pm Midsomer Murders 5:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show

6:00pm 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm

Weather London Tonight ITV News and Weather Emmerdale Living in Fear: Tonight A Touch of Frost ITV News at Ten and Weather London News and Weather The War You Don’t See

Celebrity Eggheads Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two Coast Decade of Discovery Pompeii: Life and Death in a Roman Town Miranda Newsnight This World: Pakistan’s Flood Doctor

12:25am ITV News Headlines 12:25am The Zone 2:25am The Rockford Files 3:20am The Jeremy Kyle Show 4:15am ITV Nightscreen 5:30am ITV Morning News

6:00am X-Weighted 7:00am Brainiac: Science Abuse 8:00am Oops TV 9:00am It’s Me or the Dog USA 10:00am Bones 11:00am The Filth Files 11:30am The Real A&E 12:00pm X-Weighted 1:00pm Road Wars 2:00pm Stargate Atlantis 3:00pm Stargate Atlantis 4:00pm Bones 5:00pm Malcolm in the Middle 5:30pm Futurama

7:00am Airport 7:30am Airport 8:00am Dragons’ Den 9:00am Top Gear 10:00am Trawlermen 10:30am Seaside Rescue 11:00am Full Circle with Michael Palin 12:00pm Top Gear 1:00pm Top Gear 2:00pm Seaside Rescue 2:40pm Have I Got News for You 3:20pm QI 4:00pm Top Gear 5:00pm Top Gear

7:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm

10:00pm 10:30pm 11:20pm

6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm

Oops TV The Simpsons The Simpsons Modern Family Futurama Futurama Fat Families Fringe Sharpshooter

8:00pm 10:00pm 10:30pm 10:35pm

6:00pm 6:40pm 7:20pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 9:40pm 10:20pm 11:20pm

Seaside Rescue Have I Got News for You QI Top Gear QI Mock the Week Have I Got a Bit More News for You QI

6:25am Planet Cook 6:45am Yo Gabba Gabba 7:15am Freshly Squeezed 7:40am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:05am Smallville 9:00am One Tree Hill 9:55am Friends 10:30am Friends 11:00am Glee 12:00pm Channel 4 News Summary 12:05pm Iron Chef UK 1:05pm Swiss Family Robinson 3:25pm Countdown 4:10pm Deal or No Deal 5:00pm Come Dine with Me 5:30pm Four in a Bed 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:55pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 10:35pm 11:10pm 11:35pm

The Simpsons Hollyoaks Channel 4 News 4thought.tv Kirstie’s Homemade Home The Family Frankie Boyle’s Tramadol Nights The Morgana Show The Big Bang Theory Robert’s Web

12:10am Russian Standard Vodka Presents: Paloma Faith 12:25am The Album Chart Show Spotlight 12:40am The Crush 1:05am World B-Boy Series 2:00am Freesports on 4 2:30am Beach Volleyball 3:20am KOTV Boxing Weekly 3:50am World Sport 4:15am Survival of the Fittest 4:45am Sailing 5:10am Deadliest Catch

6:00am Home Shopping 6:30am Home Shopping 7:00am The Jerry Springer Show 7:25am The Jerry Springer Show 7:50am Celebs 24/7 8:00am Maury 8:55am Celebs 24/7 9:00am Maury 9:55am Celebs 24/7 10:00am CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 11:00am CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 12:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1:00pm CSI: Miami 2:00pm Criminal Minds 3:00pm Criminal Minds 4:00pm Charmed 5:00pm Charmed 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm

Cougar Town Cougar Town CSI: Miami America’s Next Top Model Four Weddings I Am Alex Reid Criminal Minds

6:00am Thomas & Friends 6:10am Roary the Racing Car 6:20am The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 6:35am Bert and Ernie’s Great Adventures 6:40am Rupert Bear 6:50am Peppa Pig 6:55am Mio Mao 7:00am Little Princess 7:15am The Mr Men Show 7:30am Thomas & Friends 7:45am Noddy in Toyland 8:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 8:15am Peppa Pig 8:20am Peppa Pig 8:30am Roary the Racing Car 8:40am Hana’s Helpline 8:50am Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom 9:05am Castle Farm 9:15am The Wright Stuff 10:45am Trisha Goddard 11:45am Five News 11:50am CSI: NY 12:45pm CSI: NY 1:45pm Neighbours 2:15pm Home and Away 2:50pm Your Sport 2:55pm Meals in Moments 3:10pm The Christmas Gift 5:00pm Weather 5:00pm Five News 5:30pm Neighbours 6:00pm 6:25pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm

Home and Away Live from Studio Five Five News at 7 Street Market Chefs Sea Patrol UK CSI: Miami Five News Update CSI: NY CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

6:00am Super Vets 6:25am The Hairy Bikers Ride Again 6:50am The Hairy Bikers Ride Again 7:15am Real Rescues 8:00am Casualty 9:00am The Bill 10:00am The Bill 11:00am Casualty 12:00pm Real Rescues 1:00pm The Hairy Bikers Ride Again 1:30pm The Hairy Bikers Ride Again 2:00pm My Family 2:40pm My Family 3:20pm The Real Hustle 4:00pm The Real Hustle 4:40pm Doctor Who 5:40pm My Family 6:20pm 7:00pm

My Family The Hairy Bikers Ride Again 8:00pm Traffic Cops 9:00pm Sanctuary 10:00pm Torchwood 11:00pm Torchwood 12:00am Spooks

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Wednesday 15 December 6:00am Breakfast 9:15am Rip Off Britain 10:00am BBC News; Weather 10:00am Homes Under the Hammer 11:00am Real Rescues 11:45am BBC News; Weather 11:45am To Buy or Not to Buy 12:15pm Bargain Hunt 1:00pm BBC News; Weather 1:30pm Regional News and Weather 1:45pm Doctors 2:15pm Escape to the Country 3:00pm BBC News; Weather; Regional News 3:05pm Children’s TV 4:30pm Dani’s House 5:00pm Newsround 5:15pm Weakest Link 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 10:25pm 10:35pm

10:45pm 10:45pm

BBC News BBC London News The One Show BBC News Dig 1940 Jimmy’s Food Factory Nigel Slater’s Simple Suppers The Apprentice BBC News Regional News and Weather The National Lottery Wednesday Night Draws National Lottery Update Film 2010 with Claudia Winkleman

6:00am Good Morning Sports Fans 9:00am Revista De La Liga 10:00am Scottish Premier League Football 11:00am Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Football 12:00pm Football Asia 12:30pm Revista De La Liga 1:30pm Scottish Premier League Football 2:30pm Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Football 3:30pm A-League 4:00pm Revista De La Liga 5:00pm Football Asia 5:30pm A-League 6:00pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 10:00pm 11:30pm

Darts Sky Sports News at Seven FIFA Futbol Mundial Live Ringside Boxing You’re on Sky Sports! FIFA Futbol Mundial

6:00am Children’s TV 6:40am Postman Pat 6:55am Pingu 7:00am The Jungle Book 7:15am Muddle Earth 7:25am Newsround 7:30am Dennis and Gnasher 7:40am Eliot Kid 7:55am Diddy Dick & Dom 8:00am Prank Patrol 8:30am LazyTown 8:55am Big Barn Farm 9:05am Buzz and Tell 9:10am Tinga Tinga Tales 9:25am The Large Family 9:40am Toddworld 9:50am Pingu 10:00am Waybuloo 10:20am Clifford’s Puppy Days 10:30am Pablo the Little Red Fox 10:35am 3rd & Bird 10:50am Wibbly Pig 11:00am In the Night Garden 11:30am Daily Politics 1:00pm See Hear 1:30pm Car Booty 2:15pm Ready Steady Cook 3:00pm Murder, She Wrote 3:45pm Flog It! Ten of the Best 4:30pm Pointless 5:15pm The Hairy Bikers’ Cook Off 6:00pm 6:30pm

7:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 10:30pm 11:20pm

Celebrity Eggheads Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two Escape to the Country Edwardian Farm Ancient Worlds The Apprentice: You’re Fired! Newsnight At Home with the Georgians

6:00am X-Weighted 7:00am Brainiac: Science Abuse 8:00am Oops TV 9:00am It’s Me or the Dog USA 10:00am Bones 11:00am The Filth Files 11:30am Medical Emergency 12:00pm Fat Families 1:00pm Road Wars 2:00pm Stargate: Continuum 3:50pm Bite Size Brainiac 4:00pm Bones 4:50pm Bite Size Brainiac 5:00pm Malcolm in the Middle 5:30pm Futurama 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 8:30pm 9:00pm 10:00pm

12:00am Ringside Boxing

10 December 2010 - 16 December 2010

Oops TV The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons Raising Hope Justin Lee Collins: The Wrestler Stargate: the Ark of Truth

6:00am Daybreak 8:30am Lorraine 9:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 10:30am This Morning 12:30pm Loose Women 1:30pm ITV News and Weather 1:55pm London News and Weather 2:00pm House Gift 3:00pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 3:59pm London Weather 4:00pm Midsomer Murders 5:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm

London Tonight ITV News and Weather Emmerdale

6:00am Sali Mali 6:05am The Treacle People 6:15am Planet Cook 6:40am Yo Gabba Gabba 7:05am Freshly Squeezed 7:35am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:00am According to Jim 8:30am Frasier 9:00am One Tree Hill 9:55am Friends 10:30am Friends 11:00am Glee 12:00pm Channel 4 News Summary 12:05pm River Cottage Bites 12:20pm Iron Chef UK 1:20pm The Love Bug 3:25pm Countdown 4:10pm Deal or No Deal 5:00pm Come Dine with Me 5:30pm Four in a Bed 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:55pm 8:00pm

7:30pm 8:00pm 10:00pm 10:30pm 10:35pm

The Lakes A Touch of Frost ITV News at Ten and Weather London News and Weather Falling Down

9:00pm 10:00pm 11:05pm

The Simpsons Hollyoaks Channel 4 News 4thought.tv The Million Pound Drop Live Grand Designs Hollyoaks The Event

12:05am Reaper 12:50am Isolation 2:30am King of the Hill 2:55am ER 3:40am Brothers & Sisters 4:30am Hill Street Blues 5:25am One Tree Hill

6:00am Thomas & Friends 6:10am Roary the Racing Car 6:20am The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 6:35am Bert and Ernie’s Great Adventures 6:40am Rupert Bear 6:50am Peppa Pig 6:55am Mio Mao 7:00am Little Princess 7:15am The Mr Men Show 7:30am Thomas & Friends 7:45am Noddy in Toyland 8:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 8:15am Peppa Pig 8:20am Peppa Pig 8:30am Roary the Racing Car 8:40am Hana’s Helpline 8:50am Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom 9:05am Castle Farm 9:15am The Wright Stuff 10:45am Trisha Goddard 11:45am Five News 11:50am CSI: NY 12:45pm CSI: NY 1:45pm Neighbours 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Meals in Moments 2:55pm Meals in Moments 3:10pm Noel 5:00pm Weather 5:00pm Five News 5:30pm Neighbours 6:00pm 6:25pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 10:10pm

12:40am ITV News Headlines 12:40am The Zone 2:40am End of Days 4:40am ITV Nightscreen 5:30am ITV Morning News

7:00am Airport 7:30am Airport 8:00am Dragons’ Den 9:00am Top Gear 10:00am Trawlermen 10:30am Seaside Rescue 11:00am Full Circle with Michael Palin 12:00pm Top Gear 1:00pm Top Gear 2:00pm Trawlermen 2:40pm Have I Got News for You 3:20pm QI 4:00pm Top Gear 5:00pm Top Gear 6:00pm 6:40pm 7:20pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 10:40pm 11:40pm

Trawlermen Have I Got News for You QI Top Gear QI XL Mock the Week Have I Got a Bit More News for You QI XL

Home and Away Live from Studio Five Five News at 7 Live UEFA Europa League Football Second in Command

12:00am Poker 1:00am SuperCasino 4:00am The FBI Files

6:00am Home Shopping 6:30am Home Shopping 7:00am The Jerry Springer Show 7:25am The Jerry Springer Show 7:50am Celebs 24/7 8:00am Maury 8:55am Celebs 24/7 9:00am Maury 9:55am Celebs 24/7 10:00am CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 11:00am CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 12:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1:00pm CSI: Miami 2:00pm Criminal Minds 3:00pm Criminal Minds 4:00pm Charmed 5:00pm Charmed 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm

Cougar Town Cougar Town CSI: Miami Four Weddings Cheryl Cole’s Crazy 2010 Criminal Minds Criminal Minds

6:00am Super Vets 6:25am The Hairy Bikers Ride Again 6:50am The Hairy Bikers Ride Again 7:15am Real Rescues 8:00am Casualty 9:00am The Bill 10:00am The Bill 11:00am Casualty 12:00pm Real Rescues 1:00pm The Hairy Bikers Ride Again 1:30pm The Hairy Bikers Ride Again 2:00pm My Family 2:40pm My Family 3:20pm The Real Hustle 4:00pm The Real Hustle 4:40pm Doctor Who 5:40pm My Family 6:20pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm

My Family The Hairy Bikers Ride Again Fantasy Homes by the Sea Don’t Tell the Bride World’s Strictest Parents USA

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Thursday 16 December 6:00am Breakfast 9:15am Rip Off Britain 10:00am BBC News; Weather 10:00am Homes Under the Hammer 11:00am Real Rescues 11:45am BBC News; Weather 11:45am To Buy or Not to Buy 12:15pm Bargain Hunt 1:00pm BBC News; Weather 1:30pm Regional News and Weather 1:45pm Doctors 2:15pm Escape to the Country 3:00pm BBC News; Weather; Regional News 3:05pm Horrible Histories 3:30pm What’s New Scooby-Doo? 3:50pm Shaun the Sheep 4:00pm Deadly 60 4:30pm Richard Hammond’s Blast Lab: The Experiments 4:30pm My Life: Toy Soldiers 5:05pm Newsround 5:15pm Weakest Link 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm

BBC News BBC London News The One Show BBC News; Regional News 7:30pm EastEnders 8:00pm The Royal Variety Performance 2010 10:00pm BBC News 10:35pm The Apprentice Why I Fired Them 11:35pm Skiing Weatherview 11:35pm This Week 12:30am Baby P: In His Mother’s Words - Panorama

6:00am Live Test Cricket 10:00am Live Test Cricket 4:00pm Test Cricket 5:00pm Transworld Sport 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm

FIFA Futbol Mundial Premier League World Live Darts

12:00am Ringside 2:00am Premier League World 2:30am Live Test Cricket

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6:00am Children’s TV 8:00am Prank Patrol 8:30am LazyTown 8:55am Big Barn Farm 9:05am Buzz and Tell 9:10am Tinga Tinga Tales 9:25am The Large Family 9:40am Toddworld 9:50am Pingu 10:00am Waybuloo 10:20am Clifford’s Puppy Days 10:30am Pablo the Little Red Fox 10:35am 3rd & Bird 10:50am Wibbly Pig 11:00am In the Night Garden 11:30am Animal Park 12:00pm Daily Politics 12:30pm GMT with George Alagiah 1:00pm Due South 1:45pm Car Booty 2:15pm Ready Steady Cook 3:00pm Murder, She Wrote 3:45pm Flog It! Ten of the Best 4:30pm Pointless 5:15pm The Hairy Bikers’ Cook Off 6:00pm 6:30pm

7:00pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 10:30pm 11:20pm

Celebrity Eggheads Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two Best of the Culture Show 2010 Nigella Kitchen Rick Stein’s Christmas Odyssey At Home with the Georgians Never Mind the Buzzcocks Newsnight Best of the Culture Show 2010

6:00am Fat Families 7:00am Brainiac: Science Abuse 8:00am Oops TV 9:00am It’s Me or the Dog USA 10:00am Bones 11:00am The Filth Files 11:30am Medical Emergency 12:00pm Fat Families 1:00pm Road Wars 2:00pm Stargate: the Ark of Truth 4:00pm Bones 5:00pm Malcolm in the Middle 5:30pm Futurama 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 10:30pm

Oops TV The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons Modern Family The Simpsons An Idiot Abroad Raising Hope A League of Their Own 11:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles

6:00am Daybreak 8:30am Lorraine 9:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 10:30am This Morning 12:30pm Loose Women 1:30pm ITV News and Weather 1:55pm London News and Weather 2:00pm House Gift 3:00pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 3:59pm London Weather 4:00pm Midsomer Murders 5:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 6:00pm 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 10:30pm 10:35pm

Weather London Tonight ITV News and Weather Emmerdale Christmas or Bust?: Tonight Emmerdale Coronation Street Celebrity Grimefighters ITV News at Ten and Weather London News and Weather 2 Fast 2 Furious

6:10am Sali Mali 6:15am The Treacle People 6:25am Planet Cook 6:45am Yo Gabba Gabba 7:10am Freshly Squeezed 7:40am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:05am According to Jim 8:35am Frasier 9:05am One Tree Hill 10:00am Friends 10:30am Friends 11:00am Glee 12:00pm Channel 4 News Summary 12:05pm My Eden 12:10pm River Cottage Bites 12:25pm Iron Chef UK 1:25pm Candleshoe 3:25pm Countdown 4:10pm Deal or No Deal 5:00pm Come Dine with Me 5:30pm Four in a Bed 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:55pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:05pm

12:30am The Zone 2:35am Surface 3:20am The Jeremy Kyle Show 4:10am ITV Nightscreen 5:30am ITV Morning News

The Simpsons Hollyoaks Channel 4 News 4thought.tv The Million Pound Drop Live The House That Made Me Jamie’s Christmas Lock-In Alan Carr: Chatty Man

12:10am Reaper 1:00am Slow Joe 1:10am Our Drugs War 2:05am Unreported World 2:35am Antwone Fisher 4:30am The Spy in Black 5:55am Brothers & Sisters

6:00am Children’s TV 6:35am Bert and Ernie’s Great Adventures 6:40am Rupert Bear 6:50am Peppa Pig 6:55am Mio Mao 7:00am Little Princess 7:15am The Mr Men Show 7:30am Thomas & Friends 7:45am Noddy in Toyland 8:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 8:15am Peppa Pig 8:20am Peppa Pig 8:30am Roary the Racing Car 8:40am Hana’s Helpline 8:50am Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom 9:05am Castle Farm 9:15am The Wright Stuff 10:45am Trisha Goddard 11:45am Five News 11:50am CSI: NY 12:45pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1:45pm Neighbours 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Your Sport 2:50pm Meals in Moments 3:05pm Crazy for Christmas 5:00pm Weather 5:00pm Five News 5:30pm Neighbours 6:00pm 6:25pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 10:55pm

7:00am Airport 7:30am Airport 8:00am Dragons’ Den 9:00am Top Gear 10:00am Trawlermen 10:30am Seaside Rescue 11:00am Full Circle with Michael Palin 12:00pm Top Gear 1:00pm Top Gear 2:00pm Trawlermen 2:40pm Have I Got News for You 3:20pm QI 4:00pm Top Gear 5:00pm Top Gear 6:00pm 6:40pm 7:20pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 9:40pm 10:20pm 11:20pm

Trawlermen Have I Got News for You QI Top Gear QI Mock the Week Have I Got a Bit More News for You QI

6:00am Home Shopping 6:30am Home Shopping 7:00am The Jerry Springer Show 7:25am The Jerry Springer Show 7:50am Celebs 24/7 8:00am Maury 8:55am Celebs 24/7 9:00am Maury 9:55am Celebs 24/7 10:00am CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 11:00am CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 12:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1:00pm CSI: Miami 2:00pm Criminal Minds 3:00pm Criminal Minds 4:00pm Charmed 5:00pm Charmed 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm

Cougar Town Cougar Town CSI: Miami Teens That Tie the Knot Nikita Chuck Criminal Minds

Home and Away Live from Studio Five Five News at 7 Five News Update Highland Emergency Five News at 9 Demolition: The Super Stadium NCIS Law & Order: Criminal Intent Law & Order

6:00am Super Vets 6:25am The Hairy Bikers Ride Again 6:50am The Hairy Bikers Ride Again 7:15am Real Rescues 8:00am Casualty 9:00am The Bill 10:00am The Bill 11:00am Casualty 12:00pm Real Rescues 1:00pm The Hairy Bikers Ride Again 1:30pm The Hairy Bikers Ride Again 2:00pm My Family 2:40pm My Family 3:20pm The Real Hustle 4:00pm The Real Hustle 4:40pm Doctor Who 5:40pm My Family 6:20pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:20pm 11:25pm

My Family The Hairy Bikers Ride Again Don’t Tell the Bride Jonathan Creek Jordan: The Truth About Me Traffic Cops

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Friday 17 December 6:00am Breakfast 9:15am Rip Off Britain 10:00am BBC News; Weather 10:00am Homes Under the Hammer 11:00am Real Rescues 11:45am BBC News; Weather 11:45am To Buy or Not to Buy 12:15pm Bargain Hunt 1:00pm BBC News; Weather 1:30pm Regional News and Weather 1:45pm Doctors 2:15pm Escape to the Country 3:00pm BBC News; Weather; Regional News 3:05pm Horrible Histories 3:30pm What’s New Scooby-Doo? 3:50pm Shaun the Sheep 4:00pm Sorry, I’ve Got No Head 4:30pm The Owl 4:30pm MI High 5:00pm Newsround 5:15pm Weakest Link 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm 9:30pm 10:00pm 10:25pm 10:35pm 11:20pm

BBC News BBC London News The One Show BBC News A Question of Sport EastEnders QI Have I Got News for You Live at the Apollo BBC News Regional News and Weather The Graham Norton Show The National Lottery Friday Night Draws

6:00am Live Test Cricket 10:00am Live Test Cricket 4:00pm Test Cricket 5:00pm Premier League World 5:30pm Football League Weekend 6:30pm 7:00pm

Premier League Preview Live Darts

6:00am Children’s TV 7:00am The Jungle Book 7:15am Muddle Earth 7:25am Newsround 7:30am Dennis and Gnasher 7:40am Eliot Kid 7:55am Diddy Dick & Dom 8:00am Prank Patrol 8:30am LazyTown 8:55am Big Barn Farm 9:05am Buzz and Tell 9:10am Tinga Tinga Tales 9:25am The Large Family 9:40am Toddworld 9:50am Pingu 10:00am Waybuloo 10:20am Clifford’s Puppy Days 10:30am Pablo the Little Red Fox 10:35am 3rd & Bird 10:50am Wibbly Pig 11:00am In the Night Garden 11:30am Animal Park 12:00pm Daily Politics 12:30pm GMT with George Alagiah 1:00pm Due South 1:45pm Car Booty 2:15pm Ready Steady Cook 3:00pm Murder, She Wrote 3:45pm Flog It! Ten of the Best 4:30pm Pointless 5:15pm The Hairy Bikers’ Cook Off 6:00pm 6:30pm

7:30pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 10:30pm

Celebrity Eggheads Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two Mastermind Natural World John Sergeant on Tracks of Empire Buzzcocks: The Doctor Who Special Newsnight

6:00am Fat Families 7:00am Brainiac: Science Abuse 8:00am Oops TV 9:00am It’s Me or the Dog USA 10:00am Bones 11:00am The Filth Files 11:30am Adoption Diaries 12:00pm Fat Families 1:00pm Road Wars 2:00pm Stargate Atlantis 3:00pm Stargate Atlantis 4:00pm Bones 5:00pm WWE Superstars 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm

Oops TV The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons Best of Oops TV Ross Kemp on Gangs House Fat Families

6:00am Daybreak 8:30am Lorraine 9:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 10:30am This Morning 12:30pm Loose Women 1:30pm ITV News and Weather 1:55pm London News and Weather 2:00pm House Gift 3:00pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 3:59pm London Weather 4:00pm Midsomer Murders 5:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm

10:30pm 11:00pm 11:05pm

ITV News and Weather London News and Weather Mad Max beyond Thunderdome

7:00am Airport 7:30am Airport 8:00am Dragons’ Den 9:00am Top Gear 10:00am Trawlermen 10:30am Seaside Rescue 11:00am Full Circle with Michael Palin 12:00pm Top Gear 1:00pm Top Gear 2:00pm Trawlermen 2:40pm Have I Got News for You 3:20pm QI 4:00pm Top Gear 5:00pm Top Gear 6:00pm 6:40pm 7:20pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 9:40pm 10:20pm 11:00pm 11:40pm

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London Tonight ITV News and Weather Emmerdale Coronation Street Countrywise Kitchen Coronation Street A Night of Heroes: The Military Awards 2010

Trawlermen Have I Got News for You QI Top Gear QI Mock the Week Have I Got News for You QI Mock the Week

6:40am The Treacle People 6:50am Yo Gabba Gabba 7:15am Freshly Squeezed 7:45am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:10am According to Jim 8:35am Frasier 9:05am One Tree Hill 10:00am Friends 10:30am Friends 11:00am Glee 12:00pm Channel 4 News Summary 12:05pm River Cottage Bites 12:20pm Iron Chef UK 1:20pm Ivanhoe 3:25pm Countdown 4:10pm Deal or No Deal 5:00pm Come Dine with Me 5:30pm Four in a Bed 6:00pm

The Simpsons

6:30pm 7:00pm 7:25pm 7:30pm 8:00pm

Hollyoaks Channel 4 News 4thought.tv Teen Undertaker The Million Pound Drop Live The Event Peep Show Robert’s Web Frankie Boyle’s Tramadol Nights The Morgana Show

9:00pm 10:00pm 10:30pm 11:05pm 11:40pm

6:00am Home Shopping 6:30am Home Shopping 7:00am The Jerry Springer Show 7:25am The Jerry Springer Show 7:50am Celebs 24/7 8:00am Maury 8:55am Celebs 24/7 9:00am Maury 9:55am Celebs 24/7 10:00am CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 11:00am CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 12:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1:00pm CSI: Miami 2:00pm Criminal Minds 3:00pm Criminal Minds 4:00pm Charmed 5:00pm Charmed 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm

Cougar Town Cougar Town CSI: Miami Criminal Minds Medium CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Criminal Minds

6:00am Children’s TV 6:35am Bert and Ernie’s Great Adventures 6:40am Rupert Bear 6:50am Peppa Pig 7:00am Little Princess 7:15am The Mr Men Show 7:30am Thomas & Friends 7:45am Noddy in Toyland 8:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 8:15am Peppa Pig 8:20am Peppa Pig 8:30am Roary the Racing Car 8:40am Hana’s Helpline 8:50am Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom 9:05am Castle Farm 9:15am The Wright Stuff 10:45am Trisha Goddard 11:45am Five News 11:50am CSI: NY 12:45pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1:45pm Neighbours 2:15pm Home and Away 2:50pm Your Sport 2:55pm Meals in Moments 3:10pm I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus 5:00pm Weather 5:00pm Five News 5:30pm Neighbours 6:00pm 6:25pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 10:55pm 11:55pm

Home and Away Live from Studio Five Five News Update Zoo Days Emergency Bikers The Mentalist Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Cops in Crisis

6:05am Super Vets 6:30am Total Wipeout USA 7:15am Real Rescues 8:00am Casualty 9:00am The Bill 10:00am The Bill 11:00am Casualty 12:00pm Real Rescues 1:00pm Total Wipeout USA 2:00pm My Family 2:40pm My Family 3:20pm Outtake TV 4:00pm Outtake TV 4:40pm Doctor Who 5:40pm My Family 6:20pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 9:50pm

10:50pm

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MARIANO E ZUNINO SIRI Understanding the Law Email: marianozunino@canarianweekly.com

Another eviction drama… I HAVE received an email from a reader that I consider very interesting. I have discussed evictions before in previous issues, and this is one of many cases in which the landlord has to suffer the bad attitude of his/her tenant. I reproduce the letter and reply, hoping that it can help. Dear Mariano, My partner bought a twobedroom penthouse off-plan in Las Chafiras several years ago. When it was completed, in August 2006, we found a tenant immediately, who promised he’d pay 650 euros a month, plus bills, and insisted on a “man-to-man handshake to seal the deal - no

contract needed”. Stupidly, we trusted him! He’s a plumber and actually carried out necessary remedial work almost immediately because the apartment smelled badly of sewage and the builders, CT Cop, (who have since gone bust) refused to get involved. Also, the lift to the penthouse did not work for seven months, and there were several power cuts, so we agreed to pay the bills for the first year. He promised to pay after that but, despite three promises, just ignored them. By this time, things were getting quite desperate in the Real Estate sector over here, so we left things as they were, without ever agreeing that he needn’t pay the bills. Then, 15 months ago, without warning, he dropped his rent by 100 euros a month. When I finally caught up with him, some time later, he just said he couldn’t afford any more. Then, in October,

again with no courtesy warning, he paid no rent. He said someone had bounced a cheque for £6,000 for work he’d done and he had no money. With this, I said he had to go by the end of November (he didn’t pay that month, either and I didn’t expect him to). His response was to say that he’d rip out the kitchen extension he’d fitted early on when he thought he’d be able to buy the place. Since September 2009, his rental arrears amount to 2,700 euros, and the bills another 4,000 euros. We offered him 500 euros just to vacate on 30th November without damaging the property, to which he agreed, But we simply don’t trust him. I believe he is trespassing, rather than squatting, as he has never paid bills, and I would like to have your opinion on the matter as far as the police are concerned.

He has worked here illegally for many years and, as far as I am aware, has never paid national insurance or tax. Thank you for your email. It is quite usual for this to happen in a “shake-hands” agreement. As a matter of fact, it could have happened with a signed written contract. Spanish law system does not require formalities for this kind of agreements. Consequently, in your case, there is an existing legal letting contract (verbal). The law says that there are two types of eviction: “desahucio” which is the eviction because of the lack of payment (with contract) and “desahucio por precario”, which is the eviction of someone living in your property without permission (without contract). Your case is an ordinary “desahucio” because the tenant has your permission to get into the house, and there was a verbal agreement. As he is not paying the rent, he

can be evicted. But without a written contract, you would need evidence to prove the verbal contract. If he signed receipts, you have proof of the 650 euros being paid monthly (which means evidence of payment of rental instalment via, say, bank statements). I do not have enough knowledge of the situation, and I do not know if the 500-euro payment for him to leave the property would work. In any case, be sure to settle the matter now with written evidence. The solution to your problem (outside an amicable arrangement) would be to start an eviction proceeding. You mentioned that he was working illegally without paying his duties, but this is an immigration, legal-status matter that does not affect the eviction. This article does not replace legal advice and you will need the advice of a lawyer, even if

you can arrive at a friendly arrangement. PS: I have now learned that the tenant did actually vacate at the chosen time, but only after removing every light fitting in every room (11 in all), plus fittings he had provided originally in the two bathrooms. He also left several holes in the walls all over the apartment where pictures, mirrors etc, had been hung. On top of that, there were many holes drilled into tiling in the kitchen and bathrooms, which can’t be repaired. But the reader considers it a cheap price to pay to see the back of him, even though it will cost him hundreds to get the place up straight again in readiness for new tenants (plus a big hole in the couple’s bank account). Incredibly, the tenant’s parting shot, before returning to the UK for good (the reader hopes), was: “I think you’ve done well out of me over the years!”

Xmas offers: 38% of goods on sale since Oct NEARLY two-fifths of goods on sale are already on discount in the run-up to Christmas, pushing down retail inflation, according to new data. A Nielsen Homescan survey showed that in the four weeks to the end of October, a record 38% of consumer goods were on promotion. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) said this caused shop price inflation to dip in November to 2%. However this compared to inflation of just 0.2% at the same time last year, confirming the rise in overall inflation over the year. Food inflation also dropped for the first time in five months, largely due to competition between supermarkets and the calming of previously volatile commodity prices. The broader measure of inflation, the Consumer Price Index, grew slightly in October to 3.2% according to the Office for National

Statistics. The index includes price changes on a wider range of items like fuel, utilities and services, and has remained well above the Bank of England’s 2% target for more than a year.

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BRC director Stephen Robertson said: “A fall in food inflation to 4% shows the highly competitive grocery market is keeping costs down for customers in the run up to Christmas.

“There’s been no fundamental change in the upward pressure coming from higher costs for wheat and other commodities but stores are holding back the full force of these rises.

“With the official measure of inflation now running at more than 3% for eight consecutive months, a shop inflation figure of 2% is much lower. “It’s soaring petrol and

energy prices that are hitting households. Retailers don’t want to be adding to that burden.” The good news may be short lived as the report suggested that retail inflation was likely to rise in 2011 because of the VAT hike and expected higher energy costs. Shoppers have become accustomed to heavy discounting prior to Boxing Day since the financial crisis began in 2008. Richard Dodd from the BRC told Sky News this was driven by customer reluctance to spend, particularly on bigticket items like household white goods. Although the upcoming VAT rise has prompted some shoppers to bring forward purchases, he said that the effect was “not big enough”. “Retailers need to discount in order to tempt customers to buy,” he added. Meanwhile, the industry received a stark warning recently from the Office of Fair Trading, telling them not to dupe customers with confusing offers.

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LIAM O’REILLY Music Matters Email: liam@canarianweekly.com

Will X Factor’s winner rage against the Cage? WE fully expect this year’s Christmas No1 to be dominated again by the X-Factor winner, but there are alternatives out there that may tickle your fancy for a flutter. Gamu Nhengu, who, controversially, didn’t make it past Boot Camp amid the deportation to Zimbabwe saga, has shown she is well supported, nonetheless. Having overturned her deportation order, the 18year-old has recorded a charity single Where Will You Sleep This Christmas? for the Aberlour Child Care Trust, backed by celebs and

politicians. However, anti-X-Factor campaigners “Cage Against the Machine”, may throw a spanner in the works as they go to new extremes to stop the tyrannical takeover of the charts.

John Cage’s Silent 4’33 seems to be one of the biggest early contenders for the No1 spot. The AvantGarde composer’s 1952 recording of an orchestra sitting in silence has been covered by celebs in a bid to

keep the X-Factor winner off the top. Pete Doherty failed to show up, but Billy Bragg, Suggs, Mr Hudson and others met in a Soho recording studio to emulate the controversial experiment. They tuned their guitars and pianos, checked the mics, set the phone link with participators around the country - and pressed Record. Four minutes and 33 seconds later, there were whoops and applause as the final mix was put to bed. All you can hear is the muffled laughter, shuffling of feet and the shutter of the camera capturing this bizarre recording. I found 73,000 “Likes” on the official

Facebook page backing the campaign. The money raised by the silent single will benefit tinnitus suffers, as all proceeds will go to youth music and auditory charities. Seen as a follow-up to last Rage year’s successful Against The Machine campaign against X-Factor winner Joe McElderry, or more directly, Simon Cowell, this year’s producers have stayed well out of the way of the main record companies. Ironically, last year’s campaign was released by Sony, the same record label with whom Simon Cowell is associated. My favourite is the ridiculous Surfin’ Bird (Papa-Oom-

Mow-Mow). Fans of Family Guy will recognise the 1963 Trashmen hit from the show. The song has been rereleased, backed by a 600,000-strong Facebook campaign. Originally a Twitter suggestion, the FB fan page seems to be growing each day. www.facebook.com/birdbirdbirdistheword will post the download links this Sunday to achieve eligibility for the Yuletide deadline. If we have complained in the past about novelty songs disappearing, look no further. It’s a surfin’ rockabilly romp which, although needing some modern remix, is still an unavoidable toe-tapper.

Giving the gift of music What to buy, YOU can now send gift certificates to the UK online from Tenerife, thanks to iTunes, who have come up with some innovative ways to treat your nearest and dearest this Christmas. The simplest is the iTunes gift card. If you are not a member of iTunes, it matters not a jot. Simply go to http://store.apple.com/uk/br owse/home/giftcards/itunes _cards and click on your gift card denomination of £15, £25 or £50, add to basket, go to check-out. You then fill in where you want the gift to be sent, and to whom. Pay online by card, cheque or bank transfer and send. It should take seven days to the UK, and delivery over £78 is free. The recipients will then be free to spend your cash anyway they like. You don’t have to join iTunes, but the recipient will have to join to redeem his/her present. iTunes also offer the same service for Apps gift cards,

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with varying gift prices along with iPods. For more information call 0800 048 0408. Amazon make things even easier, although you have to sign in and log a password. You can send gift certificates by post, email or print your own card out and send it yourself. There are no predetermined prices, you simply enter the amount you want to send, choose a card of your liking, add your message, pay online by card and it’s on its way. Amazon offer music, downloads, books, toys, DVDs, video games plus health & beauty. Check it all out at www.amazon.co.uk/gp/gc/re f=topnav_giftcert If you prefer familiarity and

simplicity, Tesco also offer a similar service, but with prepriced vouchers of £5, £10, £20, £30 etc. It’s a simple and trustworthy version in four easy steps at www.tescoentertainment.com/store/egift voucher.tla I also noticed that although it was no cheaper on chart albums than its rivals, with the big two Take That ‘Progress’ and ‘Now 77’ coming in at the same price (barring 4p) as Amazon, Alexander Burkes deluxe album ‘Overcome’ is on offer on download at £4.97. Their “stocking” CD section on the site is well worth a look for those on a budget of £4 and under. Spotify is fast becoming a

contender to iTunes and other downloadable sites where you buy and own the song. Spotify just stream the song you want, any time you like. It’s an unusual way of listening to music because it’s like your very own, unlimited juke box. Premium monthly subscriptions are 9.99 euros per month. This year, Spotify are offering gift vouchers in the form of a Spotify Premium ecard. You can gift 1, 3, 6 and 12 months of free listening cards to your friends and family. Spotify suggest that each of their five million subscribers, (750,000 premium in Europe), listen to 70 minutes of music a day on average. So effectively, you are gifting 17.5 songs daily, or 525 songs per month for your 9.99 euros, which works out at 0.02 cents per listen. Not at all bad. However, the recipient must join Spotify, but at no further cost. Like its competitors, you can buy gift vouchers online from www.spotify.com/uk/get-spotify/e-card/ and print a card off to send yourself, or email it to the recipient. It’s legal and cost-effective to say the least. Most of all, it’s simply a brilliant gift idea!

and for who? THIS season’s top-selling CD for the under-sixes is CBeebies Song Time. The BAFTA award-winning BBC show has released a 50-song CD featuring Balamory, In the Night Garden, Say Eh-Oh and all the other favourite theme songs. It costs £7.99 at Amazon.co.uk and Tescoentertaiment.com

For teenagers and up to 40, Now 77 is THE must-have album. With a record-breaking 12 UK No1s on it, including Rihanna, Cheryl Cole and JLS, it is on its way to being the biggest-selling Now ever. It’s £11.99 at HMV.com and £11.95 at tescoentertainment.com For the nostalgic ones, there’s Dreamcoats and Pettycoats Four, featuring

two CDs crammed with smash hits of the Fifties and Sixties, including Elvis, The Four Seasons, Cliff Richard, Connie Francis and more. It sells at £10.99p in Tesco or £9.49p rom Amazon.co.uk References: iTunes: http://store.apple.com/uk/b rowse/home/giftcards/itune s_cards Tel:0800 048 0408 Amazon: www.amazon.co.uk/gp/gc/re f=topnav_giftcert or http://www.amazon.co.uk/g p/gc/ref=sv__2 Spotify: www.spotify.com/uk/getspotify/e-card/ Tesco: www.tescoentertainment.co m/store/egiftvoucher.tla HMV: www.hmv.com

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Growing glory of Christmas colours NO other season inspires us to decorate our homes as much as the last few weeks of the year.

The decoration is, of course temporary, in the form of a Christmas tree, baubles, tinsel and lights, and with this in mind you can really experiment. When looking for Christmas decorations, the colour is sometimes more important than the decorations themselves. What will be most noticeable, rather than each individual bauble, will be the overall colour scheme. People respond to colour in various ways, and the first impression is often the one that will stay with them. You may choose to go for a monochromatic scheme, where you pick one colour in variations from light to deep. Add interest with proportion and texture. You might even choose to colour co-ordinate your present wrapping to the overall scheme. Alternatively, you may be the type of person who just wants to mix up all the colours and go for the fullon effect. Whatever your preference, for a stylish mix of colours this Christmas, remember

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that most colours of equal depth will “go” well together. Pastels can be mixed with ease - pinks, peaches, buttermilks, misty blues, lilacs and mints. If you want something more dramatic, try the deep tones of gold or silver with navy-blue and deep, rich red or green. Colours have different meanings and effects on people, but at Christmas time, they also take on a different significance. Red is a very Christmassy colour, and is associated with roaring fires, holly berries and, of course, Santa Claus. It is a bold exciting colour, and combines well with golds and silvers. Gold stands for sunlight and radiance, opulence and wealth. It can be combined with other bold colours and metallics to great effect Green is the colour of Christmas trees, and is a symbol of nature, youth and the hope of new life and new beginnings. Christmas is a feast of hope, lighting up the dim mid-winter (well in most climates, anyway), with a newborn child as a symbol of the future. White is representative of purity, light and cleanliness. Obviously, it is extremely present at Christmas in angels’ robes, Santa’s beard and, of course, snow.

Whatever your choice, enjoy it – and, as decorations are relatively inexpensive, don’t be afraid to experiment. Pick out your colour scheme in other small homeware items, such as scented candles, new cushion covers and table runners. Sometimes, it is not easy to make Tenerife seem Christmassy with our lovely climate, but you can, nevertheless, make it cosy, attractive and festive.

Gamers go second-hand GAME GROUP saw revenues fall over the past year despite the launch of two of the fastest-selling video games of all time. The high street gaming chain saw like-for-like sales in the UK and Ireland fall more than 12% in the 10 months to December 4. Online sales remained virtually flat over the period but fell slightly in the latest 18 weeks. However this did not include December 6, dubbed “Mega Monday” by analysts, when an estimated £830,000 was spent in just one minute according to Retail Decisions. Game maintained a leading market share in the Sony PlayStation 3 games Fifa 11 and Call of Duty: Black Ops, which both saw recordbreaking sales. But stronger customer preference for pre-owned games and trade-ins means the firm expects margins to

drop up to 1.9% by the end of the year. Pre-owned games account for a quarter of total sales for the full year, up from 21% last year. Including international operations, Game’s performance looked slightly better with like-for-like sales down just under 8% in the 44-week period. The company said it is maintaining a cautious outlook for the rest of the financial year but it is looking to the Christmas trading period with optimism. “Our most significant weeks are still ahead of us, historically representing over 25% of our annual revenues, and

every part of our business is primed to deliver everything out customers need,” it added. The gaming specialist may indeed see a boost in the run up to Christmas. It is Microsoft’s main European partner for Kinect, the hands-free controller for the Xbox 360, which is proving popular with gamers. Xbox games console sales soared past rivals after the launch of the motion-sensing controller, according to a report in the Financial Times. Xbox sales jumped 31% to 1.075 million units, whereas Nintendo Wii sales slid 23%.

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DAVID HUDGELL Getting to the root of your gardening problems! Email: David.hudgell@canarianweekly.com

CHRISTMAS POINSETTIA POINSETTIA, the popular Christmas plant whose yellow and redflowered varieties adorn roundabouts so prettily here in the south, is popular in homes all over the US, Australia and the UK. And with the introduction of long-lasting cultivars, its popularity has increased significantly, so much so that in the United States, this Sunday (12th Dec) is hailed as National Poinsettia Day. Joel Roberts Poinsett, a botanist-cum-diplomat and the first US ambassador to Mexico, obtained plants from the wilds of southern Mexico. He introduced it to the United States in 1825 and is credited with making it popular the world over. Botanically, the plant is known as Euphorbia pulcherrima, but the common name for this exotic plant came from his surname, and it is also called the Atatürk flower. Poinsettias of today look much different from those shrubs or small trees found growing in the tropics. Short, bushy types have been developed for indoor holiday decoration. Intensive hybridisation has resulted in beautiful new colours apart from the traditional flaming red, including cream, yellow, peach, pink, improved reds and marbled and speckled bracts. These modern hybrids also hold their colour for many weeks, lasting through the holidays and into the new year. The brilliant colours of the poinsettia do not come from the flowers, but rather the bracts. These are often mistaken for flower petals, but are actually modified leaves. The true flowers are small, yellow buttons, called cyathia, in the centre of these colourful bracts. Euphorbia pulcherrima typically reaches a height of 216ft, and the plant bears dark-green dentate leaves (tooth-like edgings) measuring 3-6 inches in length. The colours come from photoperiodism, meaning that they require darkness for 12 hours at a time to change colour. At

the same time, the plants need a lot of light during the day to produce the brightest colours. The species, native to Mexico, is found in the wild in deciduous tropical forests at moderate heights from southern Sinaloa down the entire Pacific coast of Mexico to Chiapas and Guatemala. It is also found in the interior in the hot, seasonally-dry forests of Guerrero, Oaxaca, and Chiapas, and, surprisingly, there are over 100 cultivated varieties of poinsettia available. The Aztecs used the plant to produce red dye and as an antipyretic medication (to reduce fever). Today, it is known in Mexico and Guatemala as Noche Buena, meaning Christmas Eve. Here in Tenerife and mainland Spain, it is known as Flor de Pascua, meaning Easter Flower. In both Chile and Peru, the plant became known as Crown of the Andes. The plant first became associated with Christmas in 16th century Mexico, where legend tells of a young girl who was too poor to provide a gift for the celebration of the birth of Jesus. She was inspired by an angel to gather weeds from the roadside and place them in front of the church altar. Crimson “blossoms” sprouted from the weeds and became beautiful poinsettias. From the 17th century, Franciscan friars in Mexico included the plants in their

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Christmas celebrations. The star-shaped leaf pattern is said to symbolise the Star of Bethlehem, and the red colour represents the blood sacrifice through the Crucifixion. Poinsettias are now popular Christmas decorations all over the world, and not just in homes. Churches, offices, stores and other establishments all feature them. How to care for poinsettia Give your poinsettia just a little care and the coloured bracts can last until Easter, or even longer. Treat it with great tenderness and it might even last through until next Christmas. Position the plant in good light, but away from direct sunlight and draughts. Avoid temperatures below 55F (13C), which is obviously not applicable over here, but overwatering, too, quickly damages the plant. When the surface of the compost begins to dry out, water thoroughly. Place the pot on a pebble tray, as a humid atmosphere will prolong the bract life. Trying to keep the plant from year to year is usually disappointing because it is difficult to provide optimum growing conditions. But it is possible, and if you want a challenge, then soak up the following instructions: In March, gradually reduce watering. Prune hard once the plant drops its leaves, and keep it fairly dry. Then, in early May, increase watering

and re-pot when new shoots start to develop. Once established, feed weekly with a balanced liquid fertiliser. As the days shorten from October, allow the plants to have 12 hours of light each day. For the remaining 12 hours, they need to be kept in darkness at a minimum temperature of 65F (18C). Artificial light is acceptable to supplement daylight. With this treatment, the red bracts and tiny yellow flowers should be brightening up the winter gloom from December Watering Examine the soil daily and, when the surface is dry to the touch, water it until it runs freely out the drainage hole in the container. If a saucer is used, discard the water that collects in it and don’t leave the plant standing in it. Overly wet soil lacks sufficient air, which results in root injury. A wilted Poinsettia plant may drop its leaves prematurely, so remember to check the soil frequently. Plants exposed to high light and low humidity require more frequent watering. If wilting does occur, water immediately and repeat again five minutes later. Lighting If you obtain a Poinsettia for your home, place it near a sunny window, where it will have the most available sunlight. A window facing south, east or west is better than one facing north. Do not let any part of the plant touch

the cold pane of glass because this may injure it. Temperature To keep the plant in bloom, maintain it at a temperature of 10-20 degrees Centigrade during the daylight hours and, if possible, move it to a cooler place at night. Because root-rot disease is more prevalent at temperatures below 10 degrees, do not put the poinsettia in a room colder than this. Again, it’s not a consideration over here, unless you are living high in the mountains. Also, avoid exposing the plant to hot or cold drafts, which may cause premature leaf drop. Make it flower next year Poinsettias can re-flower the following Christmas, but unless a year-long schedule of care is observed, the results are not good, usually. For such a schedule, continue normal watering of the soil until the first of April, and then allow it to dry gradually. Do not let it get so dry at any time that the stems shrivel. Following the drying period, store the plant in a cool (10°C), airy location on its side or upright. In mid-May, cut the stems back to about four inches above the soil, and either replant in a pot 1-2 inches larger in diameter, or shake old soil off the roots and repot in the same container, using a new soil with less mix. Many good, commercial, potting mixes are available. Choose one that is not very

finely textured. Using soil from the garden can introduce disease to the plant. Water the soil thoroughly after potting; wait five minutes and water again. Then put the plant near the window that is exposed to the most sunlight. Keep the plant at a temperature of 15 to 25°C, and water when the surface of the soil is dry to the touch. After new growth appears, fertilise every two weeks with a fertiliser at the rate recommended on the label for flowering plants. In June, leave the plant in the pot, move it outdoors, and place it in a lightly-shaded location. Continue watering and fertilising the plant while it is outdoors. Pinch each stem (remove one inch of terminal growth) in early July. Then, in late August, cut or pinch the new stems back, allowing three or four leaves to remain on each shoot. After this second pinch, bring the plant indoors and again place it near a window with a sunny exposure. If the plant is not pinched, it will grow too tall and be unsightly. Keep the plant at a temperature of 10-20°C at night and continue watering and fertilising. Poinsettias are short-day plants, which mean they flower about 10 weeks after the daylight shortens to about 12 hours or less. Therefore, to have the plant in full flower by Christmas, keep it in complete darkness between 5pm and 8am from early October for eight weeks. During this period, any kind of light exposure between those hours will delay flowering. A closet, opaque box or opaque cloth will keep the plant in darkness during that time. Remember to put the plant near a sunny window in the daytime and continue fertilising the plant until midDecember. Various reports over the years have led the general public to believe that poinsettias are toxic to animals; however, this has not been authenticated in humans. Research conducted at various universities and other institutions has proved the old wives’ tale about poinsettias are poisonous to be false.

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CARL PATTISON from Robot, answers your hair questions

DANNI BYRNE Keeping you fit Email: danni.byrne@canarianweekly.com

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Just ask us! And So tempting to make sure you do! go off the rails

Ask us if you can’t get the advice you want about your hair from your hairdresser, then where can you get it from?

I sometimes get a little peeved when clients ask questions that make me think, “Why?” If you’ve been using the same stylists for a while, then you should have some sort of relationship with them by now. You should be able to ask them any number of questions about your hair, your hair-care routine, your choice of styling, products, etc. I like to think that us stylists are approachable, and that you as clients can ask us anything. I’m amazed that sometimes, when I start to ask questions, I get quite a lot of negativity, be it in a response or body language. We’ve been trained not only look at your hair but at you as well. What is this style doing for your face, your image? Does it match your clothes, your age, your lifestyle? I’ve probably said No to clients more than I’ve said Yes. I’ve told people the truth, not only to achieve what I think is an honest opinion, but sometimes to save them from the dreaded “I don’t like my hair” syndrome. If I did what most of my clients asked for, they would leave my salon in tears. It’s like going into a clothes shop and trying on a dress or outfit, to

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CHRISTMAS is a difficult time when it comes to fitness. Tempting foods are all around, the weather is generally poor in the UK and common colds and flu are increasingly common.

be told nearly always by the assistant that you look gorgeous in it. Why? He or she is either the owner or works on commission. It’s not in a stylist’s nature to tell someone that she looks wonderful when, quite clearly, she doesn’t. I couldn’t send someone out of my salon if what was on her head were not cut correctly, or did nothing for her. Okay, sometimes I have to do what I’m asked, when I might not agree with what’s being requested. But as long as the client is happy, and the service is carried out professionally, then I’m happy. Don’t get me wrong, though, because many a time the client leaves, and I don’t like what I’ve done. But that’s the nature of my trade: “It’s what makes you

happy that counts.” So, the next time you have an appointment, use and abuse your stylist; get every scrap of detail you can about doing your hair. Get to know what’s going on, and why, say, you are having that colour put on your head. In other words, be nosy! Don’t just leave it up to us to tell you, but show an interest yourself and you will receive 100% attention back. After all, it’s a little late to ask questions after you’ve left. Your stylist should be your friend - approachable and trustworthy. It’s not everyone who gets to change something about your appearance, is it? It’s only doctors and dentists who have more contact with you personally than your hairdresser … think about it!

This makes it very difficult to maintain an exercise routine over Christmas. However, if you make proper plans, then you should be able to exercise regularly. Here are my six top tips for maintaining an exercise routine over the festive period. Exercise outdoors I keep fit outside anyway, so this one is not a change for me. However, if you normally exercise outside, you may wish to switch to the gym over Christmas. Whether the gym is your first-choice location for working out, or in the open, the change will improve your mood, motivation and even give you the oomph for a new type of exercise programme. Exercise in the morning Christmas brings with it social gatherings, most of which occur in the evenings. Therefore, you may not get to exercise as much because you are busy enjoying yourself. If this is the case, then you may have to exercise in the morning over this period. You might not like getting out of bed extra early, but it may be the only way to fit it in during your busy Christmas schedule.

Get an exercise DVD These are becoming increasingly popular, and there are now DVDs available which cater for a number of needs, including workouts for dance, yoga and bodywork. You can check out Amazon’s entire range of fitness DVDs, or have a browse through your friends’ collection for a selection. Not only will DVDs help you stay fit and healthy over the festive period, but they could also be the perfect Christmas present for you, a friend or a family member. Get Wii fit I’ve only tried Wii fit a few times, but it’s great fun and an excellent alternative to exercise DVDs for the gamers out there. It has a range of types of training you can choose, including balance, strength and stamina. Plus, it has a multiplayer option, which means the whole family can join in. This would make a great present to get out after the Christmas dinner because it will incorporate all the guests - and also allow you all to get some exercise and burn some calories.

Be innovative Despite your best intentions, the holidays are extremely busy and you simply may not have the time to fit in a full workout. If this is the case, you will have to be innovative and include exercise as part of other tasks. For example, try parking your car a bit further away from work or the shops when you do your Christmas shopping. Go for a brisk walk or jog during your lunch-hour, or do a few quick bodyweight exercises when you find yourself with a spare few minutes. Consistency is one of the keys to a successful exercise routine, and every little bit you do will help. Stick to a healthy diet Christmas is a time when we are increasingly susceptible to the common cold and the flu. On top of this, we are more likely to feel down around this time, and both these factors are likely to lower our motivation to exercise. If you eat a poor diet as well, your motivation to exercise is going to be even lower. I know it’s tough to stick to a perfect diet over Christmas, and you will undoubtedly eat some junk foods. However, if you plan to eat healthily when you can, your motivation to exercise is going to be much higher. Most of us will have worked hard to maintain an exercise routine throughout the year, so it would be a shame to let it all go over Christmas. Yes it is a difficult time of the year in terms of exercise and Yes, you want to have some time to relax. But even if you don’t do as much exercise as you normally do, make sure you do some over this holiday period. Thus, you will be in a much better fitness position when the New Year comes around.

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The Healing Hands offer much relief from all pain FOR Eugeni Evsikov, living in contact with nature is a challenge that people everywhere should take up to improve their mental and physical health. Using his hands as tools, and with deep knowledge of therapeutic techniques, this artist of healing and pain reduction helps to create in our bodies a space free from anguish and suffering. He also teaches people to enjoy living in modern-day society. Eugeni was born in Russia, Siberia, in 1973, and went on to graduate from the philological department at the university there. He later attended schools for alternative medicine in Russia and Latvia, and is a member of the Latvian naturopaths association. In Munich, he graduated from medical college and became a registered qualified therapist for traditional Chinese medicine. Then he created his own healing system called Energetic Cure Massage. Many people feel immediate results, which are sustained for long periods after being treated by Eugeni, whose method can help self-healing of the mind, body and spirit. It is also possible for him to cure a multitude of ailments, including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, insomnia, period pains, constipation, headaches, migraines, back problems, sciatica, stiff neck, dizziness, sinusitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, arthritis and asthma. His Energetic Cure Massage is complementary to all therapies and has no contra-indications. Since 2002, Eugeni has lived in Tenerife, working from his clinic in the Hotel Bitacora, in Playa de Las Américas. He has patients from all over Europe and is known in Tenerife as The man with the Healing Hands. For the past 4½ years, he has written and published

articles in local papers, recommending how to improve health by using effective and unusual methods from Asia and Europe. Last April, he visited Kerala, in south-west India, where worked together with Indian specialists for Ayurvedic massage. Here is a selection of some of the testimonials he has received from satisfied patients: Once again I must thank you for my massage. About seven years ago, I had three sessions with yo., I had three discs out of place and took 13 tablets a day for pain. Since I visited the Man with Healing Hands, I came back to normal life. Keep up the good work, and I will see you again next year. LL, Scotland Many thanks for the excellent treatment you gave my husband. For many years, he suffered pain in his back and knees and had to take various drugs. After two visits to you, he was completely clear of all his aches and pains, and he walks without limping. AM, England I suffered for many years with bad headaches, but after two sessions with you I forgot all about them. I found your method extremely effective and recommend the treatment to anyone. BS, England Thank you very much for your professional help, I am amazed that the problem disappeared so fast. I had muscle spasms in my throat and neck

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area for many years and had to take pain-killers daily. Doctors have sent me everywhere, but in just two sessions with you, I am a new woman. GP, Scotland Thank you for the treatments you gave me. One of my ear was blocked up regularly, even after visiting my local doctor. After your treatment, you recommended special exercises for me and, after carrying them out, the blockage gradually

disappeared. We look forward to seeing you again next year. BB, Ireland On the first week of my holidays, something happened with my back. I had to take pain-killers and was forced to use a walking stick because I was limping. After two sessions with you, however, I walked out without a stick. I now recommend you to all my friends. BL, England Thank you for helping my

husband, who suffered with painful knees and a swollen ankle. Amazingly, after only three visits to you, he was able to walk without his crutches. You did improve his physical condition, and I also felt that you improved his confidence and total wellbeing, and it made our holiday much more enjoyable. JE, England Thank you for the treatment you have given me, I came to Tenerife with terrible sciatica pain, which I suffered for years. I had many treatments with doctors and local massage people. After my first visit to you, I felt much better, and after the second visit, my pain disappeared. Keep the good work going. MW, England In 2006, Eugeni published a book called Good Health, detailing many effective and easy methods to improve health, using techniques from Russia, India, China, Tibet and Korea. In it, he stresses how a

well-chosen diet can improve health, enabling the body to avoid new diseases; he also gives recipes for natural ointments, shows exercises and gymnastics from the east and gives details of herbal baths. He mentions his own interpretation for the treatments of various ailments. Two years ago, he started to give lectures with his personal programmes using his own recommendations: “How to live and enjoy an active middle-age and retirement.” The main idea is to retain the balance of the body and reduce chronic problems caused by injuries, stiff joints and arthritis; special techniques can be learned in order to relax and stimulate the muscles and glands, increasing blood and lymph flow in the body. Eugeni is a physiotherapist, a naturopath and a masseur, so do not delay if you are in pain or discomfort. Contact him on 699 156 147 or www.ecm-evsikov.narod.ru

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Food News FOR children, there’s only one thought on their minds on Christmas Eve and that’s pressies. But for poor old mum, slaving away in the kitchen, the only thing she is concerned about is the turkey. It raises the same anxious questions each year: how long should it be cooked? How can you stop it drying out? How can you make the skin crisp and gold? Are there any new ways to use the leftovers? And to begin at the beginning, what kind of turkey should you buy? A national brand or a local bird? A tom turkey or a hen? The biggest, most handsome turkey you can lay your hands on, or a small one? Or maybe a couple of turkey breasts if there’s just two of you? All kinds and sizes of turkey are easy to come by, and the prices come in all sizes as well. Fortunately, though, advice about turkeys is also plentiful, and here’s all you need to know about buying and preparing your Christmas bird. Turkeys vary in flavour, so here is a guide to the differing types. Traditional white: These birds are often bred to have more breast meat, and to develop quickly. There are, however, good-quality white turkeys on the market if you prefer a milder flavour.

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Let’s talk turkey! Bronze: These are slowgrowing breeds, with full flavour and firmer texture. Not all bronze turkeys are produced in the same way because KellyBronze, for instance, are reared outdoors, hand-plucked and hung for 14 days to develop their flavour. Norfolk Black: This is a slowgrowing, traditional bird, classed as rare breed, with full flavour and a little more costly. If you are concerned about the turkey’s welfare, buy an ethically-produced bird which will have an “assurance scheme” label attached. These are voluntary schemes in which suppliers offer different levels of commitment to the welfare and production of birds. Not all quality turkeys will have a stamp because smaller producers may lack the funds to join the scheme. And if you buy from a farmers’ market, ask about their production methods. Do check for words like “organic”, “free-range”, “traditional” and “heritage” on the packaging. The first two cover the bird’s welfare, while the other two mean that the breed has been allowed to

mature more slowly. All turkeys, whatever their size, have the same ratio of meat to bone, so if you allow 1½lbs per person, you will have enough meat to serve everyone, plus plenty for leftovers. So now, you’ve got the turkey, Christmas Eve has arrived and it’s time to prepare stuffing. Most mums will have a family recipe handed down through the years, and there a dozens of alternatives you can attempt. Here’s a simple guideline for making stuffing and, depending on your family’s taste, add or delete ingredients (onions, celery, mushrooms, and/or nuts) to make to your liking. Above all, be creative! Ingredients 1/4 cup butter or margarine 1 large onion, chopped 2 cups chopped celery 1 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced 1 loaf day-old bread, toasted and cut into 3/4-inch cubes (about 10-12 cups) 1 egg, beaten Stock from the turkey giblets and/or chicken broth (approximately 1-2 cups) 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans Salt and freshly-ground pepper to taste

Dried crushed sage to taste Dried crushed thyme to taste Method Melt butter over a medium heat in a large frying pan. Fry onions and celery together with the dried herbs, salt and pepper, stirring often, until vegetables are tender (about 10-15 minutes). If you are making the stuffing ahead, transfer the cooked vegetable mixture into a large bowl. Let cool and refrigerate in an airtight container for 24 hours. Mix with bread cubes before stuffing the bird. Stuff the turkey at both ends with this mixture, just before baking it. Do NOT stuff the bird ahead and let it sit, even in the fridge, because it can become infected with bacteria. Assuming you have prepared the starters and sidedishes in advance, the decks are clear for the big moment! The first thing to note is that cooking poultry is not at all difficult, but remember that a recipe can never be 100% exact for several reasons. Don’t forget, ovens vary in size, and turkeys are chilled to different degrees when they are put in. Also, the number

of times you open the oven will affect the constant temperature. To have Christmas dinner on the table by, say, 2pm, you need to remove the turkey from the fridge at 7am, and then heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Prepare the turkey at 8.30am, ready for cooking 30 minutes later. For a bird weighing 4.5 to 6.5kg, allow 40 minutes per kg, and 35 minutes for those over 6.5kg. Rub turkey all over with oil and sprinkle with salt. Sit turkey in roasting tin and cover both bird and tin with foil. At 12.30pm, before the end of cooking time, remove the turkey from the oven and turn up the heat to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Remove the foil and put the bird back in for a further 30 minutes until golden. And if

your oven is big enough, start the roast potatoes on a free shelf. To test that the turkey is fully cooked, pierce the fattest part of the thigh with a skewer, and check that the juice running out is clear and not pink. Obviously, keep cooking if pink and check at10-minute intervals. Around 1pm, when the turkey should be out of the oven, leave it covered for around 30 minutes so the meat can set up nicely. In the meantime, add any other vegetables that need roasting (parsnips especially) to the potatoes. At 2pm, everything should be in place for you to carve the turkey and serve with all the trimmings, it, and put the leftovers away in the fridge within two hours. Before then, serve the Christmas pudding, which you will have been preparing for weeks, and then sit back and wait for dad and the kids to do the washing up. You’ll be lucky!

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Puzzle

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Sudoku - X

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Horoscopes of the week (November 23rd-December 21st) Your element of fire often sees you speaking without thinking, but this is one week where it will pay you well to be forthright. You have more facts than you think at your fingertips, and it’s time you left certain faces in your life behind once and for all. But there is someone who just can’t get you off his/her mind. CAPRICORN (Dec 22nd-Jan 20th) The forthcoming festive period is always a time of reflection for you. Just make sure you don’t call up faces who never were and never will be right for you. Eyes forward, Capricorn. There is a life out there waiting for you to live it, so be aware that you can demand a little more from it. AQUARIUS (Jan 21stFeb 19th) Stop keeping all your feelings to yourself and work instead on communicating with your close ones. Hard work and overtime you do in the coming week can earn you respect in high places, so make the extra effort. Good news is that this Christmas will be so different from most. PISCES (Feb 20thMar 20th) You’re starting to learn what and who you need to make you happy in life. You realise that you’ve been aiming too low and everything you do from now on starts to give you the confidence you’ve been obviously lacking before. An important piece of Christmas advice will soon surface. ARIES (Mar 21stApril 20th) I know that life has not been easy lately. You and a loved one

don’t seem to be able to agree on a matter which is fast becoming one of the most important subjects on your agenda these days. The moon shows you a different perspective on things on Sunday, so be alert to it. TAURUS (April 21stMay 21st) Results or words that you have been waiting to hear are making it quite a stressful period for you. You think you’ve guessed what’s going to happen, but rest assured that you couldn’t be more wrong. Dress to impress and use the help that Jupiter is offering to live life again. GEMINI (May 22ndJune 21st) Good times link to you taking a chance on your dreams, and giving in to what you want instead of bowing down to emotional pressure. That has been the case so far and it’s got to change. Alterations at home may seem scary at first, but they really are a blessing in disguise. CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd) Your ruling planet, the moon, brings out your secretive side and we may well see a lot of Cancerians doing things they wouldn’t normally dream of doing. Just bear in mind that if this includes naughty behaviour in love, you will just have to

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Big investigation into ‘Sharm’ Shark attacks A team of US experts are heading to Egypt to find out what is behind the series of shark attacks that have killed one tourist and injured four others over the past week. The attacks at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh turned fatal on Sunday after a shark tore the arm off a 71-year-old German swimmer, killing her almost instantly. Days earlier, a shark badly mauled three Russians and a Ukrainian. The Egyptian authorities believe two oceanic white tip sharks, which normally do not approach beaches, were involved in the attacks. The evidence is based on the patterns of bite marks on the victims’ bodies, according to Hesham Gabr, the chairman of Egypt’s

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chamber of diving and watersports. Before Sunday’s deadly attack, authorities believed they had caught and killed the two sharks that mauled the tourists.

The environment ministry said the problem had been solved and ordered that an extra month’s pay be given to the men who captured the sharks. The beaches were then

reopened, despite a warning from a local marine organisation that the killer shark could still be at large. The attacks have drawn parallels with the 1975 film Jaws, where a great white

shark believed to be responsible for a fatal attack is captured – only to strike again. Now the authorities are turning to the three visiting top shark experts for help. They are George Burgess, director of the International Shark Attack File, Marie Levine, head of the Shark Research Institute in Princeton, New Jersey, and Ralph Collier, author of Shark Attacks of the Twentieth Century. Since the attacks there have been numerous theories. Some environmentalists believe over fishing and a declining ecosystem could be driving sharks closer to shore in search of food. There are also claims tourist boats are illegally dumping meat into the water to attract sharks for passengers wanting to photograph them. Another theory is that sharks have been drawn to the area by the crew a ship transporting livestock that dumped dead animals over-

board. Egyptian tourism minister Zuhair Garana said shallow waters were “100% secure” at the resort. But he said swimming in deep water was currently prohibited and the US team would give the final word on when it is safe for swimmers to return. Sharm el-Sheikh is one of Egypt’s main beach resorts, attracting hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. It is feared the spate of attacks could deal a blow the country’s tourism industry, but marine experts say shark attacks are very rare. Last year around the world, there were 61 recorded shark attacks, resulting in just five deaths, according to the International Shark Attack File. “It’s a rare event. You’re more likely to be killed by a bee sting than a shark attack,” said shark expert Dr Jean-Luc Solandt of the Marine Conservation Society.

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Motoring

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ON THE ROAD WITH JAV Behind the Wheel Email: Jav@canarianweekly.com

You’ll be quids in with the remodelled Antara VAUXHALL have updated their popular 4x4 Antara off-roader to bring it up to date with the added bonus of a saving on the old model of nearly £3,000. It means you can pick up this new machine when it goes on sale next month for under £20,000, which is good going by anyone’s firm’s standards these days. And you won’t be disappointed with this new, sharp-looking SUV. The company have added their new front grille and Griffin logo, as sported by the Corsa facelift, while SE models get fog lights mounted in leaf-shaped bezels. New 19inch alloys and tweaked rearlight clusters complete the cosmetic modifications on the outside.

Inside, the Antara’s cabin features a revised centre console with extra storage and new materials, as well as improvements to instrument graphics and the interior lighting. Vauxhall have also improved their safety and comfort features, including a standard electric parking brake, a Hill Assist System as well as a “shift-up” indicator to optimise fuel economy. These subtle changes are the only visible differences to the model being replaced, but overall, the machine looks far more aggressive and will stand out in a crowd. There was actually a good reason for the update, because Vauxhall were forced to replace several of the engines available in the Antara to comply with new Euro5 engine legislation from January 2011. Under the bonnet, the SUV

gets a new 2.2-litre diesel engine, up from the current, single 148bhp 2.0-litre oil burner, and the engine is available in two states of tune: 161bhp or 181bhp. The 161bhp unit comes in front-wheel-drive with a six-

speed manual transmission only, or all-wheel-drive with a choice of either a manual or six-speed auto gearbox. The 181bhp engine is fourwheel-drive only, but buyers can choose manual or automatic transmissions, and all

versions will receive a new chassis to try to challenge the Ford Kuga’s famed road-going ability. In addition, revised spring and damper settings help onand-off-road driving dynamics. But while the power has

increased, Vauxhall claim the unit is cleaner than before, although official emissions data hasn’t yet been confirmed. Peter Hope, Vauxhall’s Marketing Director, says: “At less than £20k, the new Vauxhall Antara is set to be highly competitive in today’s SUV market. Its lower emissions, higher-output diesel engines and refreshed design will offer renewed appeal to both retail and fleet customers.” The lowest price is aimed at the front-wheel-drive only, and it is more likely that the four-wheel-drive versions will prove to be most popular in the long run. Either way, it appears to be good value for money, so if you are a keen 4x4 driver and are in the market for a new machine, you could do far worse than take a spin in the new Antara.

Holy Smoke! The Pope’s going green WOULD you believe it? The Pope is after a solar-powered Popemobile to reinforce his plans to make the Vatican a leader in green energy. Cardinal Giovanni Lajolo, who runs the Vatican City state, said The Pontiff would prefer an electric Popemobile to a

traditional, petroleum-powered one, given the priority he has given to going green in Rome. His comments came during a presentation of a book on the Vatican’s ecological efforts entitled The Energy of the Sun in the Vatican. The book documents the 2008 installation of photovoltaic cells on the roof of the Vatican’s main auditorium and the 2009 installation of a

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solar cooling unit for its main cafeteria, both of which have won awards and earned Pope Benedict a reputation as the Green Pope. Germany-based firm SolarWorld, who installed the photovoltaic cells, have already discussed the idea. Marketing chief Milan

Nitzschke said the main hurdle was to persuade Vatican security that electric cars can accelerate as quickly as traditional ones.. “It’s really no problem,” he said, stressing that electric cars can go from 0-100kph in just three seconds. “This is something we have to discuss

with the people in charge of the Pope’s security. But this is possible, of course, and it would be a huge symbol for the company.” Cardinal Lajolo added: “If the Pope’s offered a functioning, efficient and appropriatelysized Popemobile, then why

not? It would also be a sign of his ecological attention, and we hope SolarWorld can furnish it.” Pope Benedict XVI travels along the Mall in his Popemobile to attend a Prayer vigil in Hyde Park during his recent visit to London Photo: GETTY

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Strikers score at CDT! AS you’ve been reading on the front page, the wildcat strike by the Air Traffic Controllers caused Tenerife’s match with Granada on Sunday to be postponed. It was a strange decision at the time and one that would prove to be rather premature. The referees had made their way to Madrid, as requested, on Saturday lunchtime, and Granada’s players were prepared for their flight from Malaga airport. But by 1pm, there was no sign of the strike ending and the League’s rulers decided to cancel the Santa Cruz match. It seemed a tad hasty. The match was not until 5pm on Sunday, and there was always a chance that flights could be back to some sort of normality on match day. The League were having none of it. As I’m sure you now know, the strike was halted early evening and there were more than enough flights from Madrid and Malaga to accommodate the needs of those who needed to get to Tenerife. If they had left the decision a few more hours, everything would have been fine. After all, Las Palmas were able to get to Vigo for their Sunday lunch-time kick-off with Celta. It means that Tenerife have slipped back into the relegation zone, but last weekend was no disaster. The plethora of draws has worked to our advantage, and January will surely decide which way the season goes. With the Granada match having been rearranged for Wednesday, 26th, it means that Tenerife have four home matches in that month - and three in a week! The derby match with Las Palmas on the 23rd will be followed by Granada, and then the Santa Cruz clash with Girona. Throw in the home game with current bottom team Albacete and you can see how any possible promotion push comes down

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to next month. This weekend, Tenerife have another vital away clash. Recreativo, like Tenerife, were expected to be challenging for promotion at the start of the season. Like Tenerife, they have sacked their manager and, like Tenerife, there is evidence that the squad are starting to gel. They are unbeaten in six matches, and their home form is excellent. Recently,

they saw off Numancia and Cartagena without conceding. Couple that with fine draws at Cordoba, Xerez and Barcelona B and it’s easy to see why they are charging up the league. This weekend will see Tenerife facing their former captain and the man who, single-handedly, split Tenerife fans down the middle. Forget Team Jordan or Team Andre. For three years,

you either loved or hated Manolo Martinez. I remember a few years ago trying to explain to a Spanish journalist that he was what the British called Marmite. I failed miserably. Martinez is the closest thing I have seen to an oldfashioned English centreback. Sure he could be clumsy when bringing the ball out of defence and, yes, he could miss the odd header or get

tapped for toe in a sprint. But he was the sort of player every successful team need. He was the grit, the guts, the player who was happy to put his head where the studs were flying. In his first six months, he was played as the holding midfield player. He struggled to contain the forward runs and was often swamped in midfield. Then one day, coach Jose Luis Oltra saw what we knew all along. He played him at centre-back and suddenly, the light was switched on. For the next two-and-a-half seasons, he would be a regular and, more often than not, he was tossed the captain’s armband. A natural leader, he looked after the team. I vividly recall a match at the Heliodoro against Hercules. It was tasty from the off and Martinez was strutting his stuff. Their best player was a striker called Tote, who looked just like his Italian sound-a-like Totti. He could play a bit like him as well, and Tenerife knew this. Twice, Martinez stole the ball from him and left a little calling card. Tote was not a happy pooch. A few minutes before half-time, Tote threw an elbow at Martinez as the ref was looking the other way. It caught him flush in the

face and the crowd went mad. But Martinez knew the script. He dabbed the blood away, got to his feet and smiled at Tote. The Hercules striker started with the verbals, but Martinez said nothing. He just nodded. Two minutes later, Martinez picked the ball up from a throw-in and moved away from Tote, but he sensed what was coming next. Tote’s blood was still up and he couldn’t resist sliding in on Martinez. He caught him low, and then kicked out as Martinez lay on the ground, doing his best Saving Private Ryan impression. The Tenerife subs and coaching staff flew out of the dug-outs, the crowd went wild in the grandstand and the referee had little choice. Tote was shown the red card instantly and, as Martinez slowly regained his balance, a massive smirk broke out. This incensed Tote to such a level that it took four players to haul him away. It was a classic “old man” move that tipped the balance Tenerife’s way and, with the man advantage, led to a home victory It will be strange to see him playing against us. Like Culebras, who left in the summer, Martinez didn’t want to go. He turned down several English clubs to sign for Recreativo and now, after missing the last few weeks through injury, he will be back this weekend. In a press conference this week, he spoke of how much he is looking forward to it: “I enjoyed every minute of my time with Tenerife,” he said. “The promotion season was just the best of my playing career. “Last season was hard, but we were close to staying up and I am proud of our efforts. It will be strange to be playing against so many of my friends – that’s for sure.” Tenerife travel without Ricardo and Natalio, who remain suspended after last weekend’s postponement. Marc Betran and Omar face late fitness tests, and Tenerife fans will be delighted with any points return from this tricky match.

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No silent nights here! Division 1 Palms Bar A 9-1 Terrace Bar A Atlantis Sharks 7 - 3 Dreamers Bar Legends A 6 - 4 Target Bar Nauta A 2 - 8 Hoops Bar Palms Bar A 10 - 0 Bar La Cana Phoenix Knights 9 - 1 8 Ball Massive Summerlands Superstars 6 - 4 Bar 180 A Tenerife Hammers A 7 - 3 Men Of Atlantis Terrace Bar A 5 - 5 Rat Pack Toscales Old Boys 2 - 8 Trap Door Division One POS 1 Summerlands Superstars 2 Palms Bar A 3 Tenerife Hammers A 4 Phoenix Knights 5 Target Bar 6 Bar 180 B 7 Rat Pack 8 Trap Door 9 Hoops Bar 10 Atlantis Sharks 11 Bar 180 A 12 Nauta A 13 Summerlands Allstars 14 Terrace Bar A 15 Dreamers Bar 16 8 Ball Massive 17 Toscales Old Boys 18 Men Of Atlantis 19 Legends A 20 Bar La Cana

P 18 18 18 19 19 18 19 18 18 19 19 19 18 18 18 19 19 20 19 19

W 17 17 14 10 10 9 9 8 8 8 8 6 5 4 5 5 4 3 2 1

D 1 1 2 6 4 6 4 6 4 4 3 3 3 5 2 1 3 5 2 1

L 0 0 2 3 5 3 6 4 6 7 8 10 10 9 11 13 12 12 15 17

F 139 133 118 109 100 100 103 99 98 97 84 83 78 77 74 78 84 92 64 50

A +- PTS 41 98 52 47 86 52 62 56 44 81 28 36 90 10 34 80 20 33 87 16 31 81 18 30 82 16 28 93 4 28 106 -22 27 107 -24 21 102 -24 18 103 -26 17 106 -32 17 112 -34 16 106 -22 15 108 -16 14 126 -62 8 140 -90 4

Division 2 Bar 180 C 8 - 2 Palms Bar B Bar Tasca 4 - 6 Nauta B Barracuda Hunters 4 - 6 Tenerife Hammers C Gaffers 6 - 4 Toscales Tangos Inn The Pink 9 - 1 Phoenix Potters Lupain 4 - 6 Connors Target Rangers 4 - 6 Legends B Tenerife Hammers B 3 - 7 Terrace Bar B Woodys 5 - 5 Summerland Elite Division Two

POS 1 Legends B 2 Gaffers 3 Bar 180 C 4 Nauta B 5 Bar Tasca 6 Tenerife Hammers C 7 Phoenix Potters 8 Inn The Pink 9 Lupain 10 Target Rangers 11 Barracuda Bandits 12 Summerland Elite 13 Tenerife Hammers B 14 Woodys 15 Barracuda Hunters 16 Toscales Tangos 17 Terrace Bar B 18 Connors 19 Palms Bar B

P 18 17 18 18 18 17 18 18 18 17 17 17 18 17 18 18 17 18 15

THE Oasis Fm Pool League has hit the halfway point of the season, and there are still two undefeated sides. Palms A picked up six more points, and a massive boost to their “frames for” column this week as they match strides with Summerlands Superstars at the top of Division One. But the Superstars were given a real test by Bar 180 A on Tuesday. Inspired by the

W 14 12 12 11 10 9 9 9 8 9 7 5 6 3 3 2 2 2 1

D 3 3 2 3 4 2 2 2 5 1 5 8 4 3 3 5 3 3 3

L 1 2 4 4 4 6 7 7 5 7 5 4 8 11 12 11 12 13 11

F A +- PTS 117 63 54 45 100 70 30 39 100 80 20 38 101 79 22 36 112 68 44 34 98 72 26 29 99 81 18 29 98 82 16 29 92 88 4 29 94 76 18 28 90 80 10 26 93 77 16 23 83 97 -14 22 70 100-30 12 69 111 -42 12 74 106-32 11 65 105-40 9 62 118 -56 9 43 107-64 6

always-gobby Cloughie, they led 2-0 and should have gone 3-0 up before the leaders fought back. The Golf gang had their chances before eventually going down 6-4. The return this Tuesday could be tasty! Tenerife Hammers A and Phoenix both recorded smart wins, but the upset of the night was in Los Cristianos. Legends A have been floating around the bottom all sea-

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Division 1 Exiles P-P Bar 180 A Our Place Flukers 2-6 X-Men Phoenix Bar P-P Heroes Sports Bar Rood A P-P Bar Nauta A Sundowners 5-3 Strikers Bar Target Bar B 2-6 Tenerife Sons Toscales Allsorts 3-5 Target Bar A Woody´s A 5-3 Toscales Ensecan

Division 2 Bar 180 B P-P Rood B Barracuda Hunters 1-7 Yelas Bar Gaffers 7-1 Woodys B La Caña Lancers 3-5 Phoenix Flames Marilyns 1-7 The Tavern Naughty Nautas B 5-3 Amigos Bad Girls Nautas Nutters C 8-0 Our Place Playgirls Tenerife Sun P-P Barracudarts Boys The Knights B 2-6 Our Place Naturals Division 2

Division 1 POS Pld 1 Bar Nauta A 168 2 Phoenix Bar 176 3 Bar 180 168 4 Tenerife Sons 184 5 Exiles Bar 168 6 Toscales Allsorts 184 7 Target Bar A 176 8 Silver Surfers 176 9 Woody´s A 176 10 Rood A 168 11 X-Men 176 12 Target Bar B 184 13 Sundowners 176 14 Toscales Ensecan 184 15 Heroes Sports Bar 176 16 Ourplace Flukers 184 17 Strikers Bar 176

Sing 88 79 75 77 73 73 64 47 53 45 51 42 39 35 36 31 30

SOME teams in the Oasis Fm Darts League are already getting into the swing of the festive season. And nowhere was this more apparent than at Toscales Allsorts, during their home encounter with Target A. Indeed, it was the visitors who maybe had one over the eight, although that didn’t stop them from recording an important 5-3 win. Of course, the old amber nectar may have made Target skipper Bob see two boards (or four as the case is now!). Tenerife Sons also raised a glass to Target B and then roundly thumped them 6-2, while the corks were popping at Sundowners after they

Dbles 30 33 35 29 29 26 28 27 17 25 14 16 15 16 16 12 7

Treb 18 17 16 14 17 10 15 12 11 11 5 9 7 10 7 4 6

180’s 9 10 9 7 7 3 0 2 2 8 2 4 0 1 3 0 0

PTS 136 129 126 120 119 109 107 86 81 81 70 67 61 61 59 47 43

staggered their way out of the relegation zone with a 5-3 victory over fellow-strugglers Strikers. The X-Men sent the Flukers down the hatch with a 6-2 success, and it was cheers all round after Woodys A left Toscales Ensecan feeling a bit squiffy with a 5-3 win. The Nutters now top Division 2, with Dale staying firmly on the wagon as he hit a 118 check-out during their whitewash over the Playgirls. As always, the Gaffers team

POS Pld 1 Nautas Nutters C 192 2 Barracudarts Boys 176 3 Gaffers 192 4 Yelas Bar 192 5 Tenerife Sun 184 6 The Tavern 192 7 Bar 180 B 184 8 Naughty Nautas B 192 9 Ourplace Naturals 192 10 The Knights B 184 11 Rood B 168 12 La Caña Lancers 192 13 Woody´s B 192 14 Barracuda Hunters 192 15 Phoenix Flames 192 16 Ourplace Playgirls 192 17 Marilyns 176 18 Amigos Bad Girls 192

Sing 93 94 77 69 70 63 68 66 60 56 56 51 46 45 45 35 33 32

enjoyed their night out on the tiles and managed to distil Woodys B 7-1, the away team’s only point coming by way of an outstanding performance by Laura. Marilyns received a bout of the hiccups from the Tavern and crashed to a 7-1 defeat, while the Naturals poured a pint over the head of Knights B with a fine 6-2 success. Yelas Bar rolled out the barrel and squashed the Hunters 7-1, and those Naughty Nautas put one in the pump for the teetotal Bad Girls

Dbles 40 37 40 28 30 34 24 21 24 21 20 20 16 16 8 14 16 12

Treb 17 15 16 19 12 15 11 8 7 13 13 7 13 9 9 9 5 10

180’s 6 1 2 2 1 0 3 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

PTS 150 146 133 116 112 112 103 95 91 90 89 78 75 70 62 58 54 54

(yeah right!) and downed them 5-3. Finally, in a Los Abrigos derby match, Phoenix Flames stayed off the spirits long enough to send La Caña Lancers to Betty Ford’s with a battling 5-3 victory. Captain Carole, Batty Barb and Bubbly Babs all winning their singles for the Flames. There’s a break from League action next Friday with the second round of the John Lowe team handicap competition. Good luck to everyone.

Legends hit the Target son, but they have a side who can give anyone a match on their day. And so it proved when they beat high-flying Target Bar 6-4. It was Target’s first defeat in 122 matches and has given Legends a chance of avoiding the drop. Good yardsticks Trap Door tonked Toscales 8-2, although the match was closer than it reads. Atlantis Sharks did Dreamers 7-3, and Hoops will be delighted with their 8-2 win at Nauta A. Legends B were made to work hard for their latest win in Division Two. They snuck

home 6-4 at Target Rangers to stay six points clear, but Gaffers are chasing hard. They edged past Toscales Tangos 6-4 to stay second. Bar 180 C are going along nicely in third. They were full value for the 8-2 win over Palms B, while Hammers C improved with another win, this time at Barracuda Hunters. Nauta B’s 6-4 win over Tasca was watertight. Terrace B secured their second win of the season, at Hammers B, as did Connors, who upset Lupain 6-4, thanks in no small part to

Kim’s victory over Aston Villa John. “AV” has had some shocking nights in the bookies, but nothing compared with this! Hat tip of the week goes to Inn The Pink, who slaughtered promotion-chasing Phoenix Potters 9-1. Sadly, we have to announce the withdrawal of the Tenerife Hammers B side. Their place in Division Two will be taken by Exiles Bar, in Costa del Silencio. I’d like to welcome them to the league, and say thank you to Sean and the lads at Hammers B for their partici-

pation over the last few seasons. Meanwhile, the draw has been made for the preliminary round of the cup. The ties will be played on 4th January, with the winners going into the first-round proper. Lupain v Target Rangers Inn The Pink v Terrace B Connors v Palms B Woodys v Barracuda Hunters Barracuda Bandits v Exiles Tenerife Hammers C v Summerland Elite Phoenix Potters v Toscales Tangos

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CARS/BIKES Yamaha R1 2003, 30,000kms, Fantastic condition, loads of extras, very fast bike. 3,995 euros. Tel 610 285 953. To advertise here please call 902 232 102 or email us at info@canarianweekly.com

MG ZR 1.8 ITV until April 2012, 16 valve twin cam, 160 bhp, 2004, 86,000km, 17” alloys, all extras, air con, elec sun roof, etc. Full service history. 1 owner from new, 5,500 euros.

Tel 669 626 840

10 December 2010 - 16 December 2010

An evening venue in San Eugenio is looking for an experienced manager used to working with DJs and live bands. Applicants must have managed bars in Tenerife before, have NIE number and references. There’s a good pay structure with performance bonuses for the right person. Please call 669 67 31 31 for an interview. Viva Sol Resorts require 3 experienced Telemarketers or sales people. Fresh daily leads, high commissions and a weekly basic wage. Fantastic opportunity to earn great money for successful candidates. For a confidential interview please call Lee on 608 698 719. A busy salon require a fully qualified hair stylist for an immediate start, either on an employed basis or to rent a chair. For further information call 922 737 569

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AIR-CONDITIONING

CONSTRUCTION

HEALTH & BEAUTY www.tenerifehairandbeauty.com

BLINDS

KITCHENS & BATHROOMS

CARS

CARS TO RENT Long Term Rental

From 250€ per month, incl. Insurance.

Colin Taylor – Renovations & Maintenance, Bathrooms, Kitchens, Tiling, Plumbing etc. (e.g. complete bathroom & kitchen refurbishments, including all materials & labour from under €2000) Tel 661 081 843 for quotation.

Phone Terry on 661 264 080 Email: terrybury@gmail.com CHIROPODIST Ann Malpass M.A.F.H.P. M.C.F.H.P. Qualified Chiropodist. All your foot care needs solved in the comfort of your own home/hotel. Tel 625 799 570 Elaine Watson Jones MSSCh MBCHA, serving the community from El Medano to Los Gigantes for 13 years. Telephone 608 029 790

ELECTRICIAN

CLEANING

LAWYERS

SAFECLEAN For all professional cleaning of carpets & upholstery

Tel: 609 066 973 info@safecleantenerife.com

www.safecleantenerife.com

CONSTRUCTION

GARDEN FURNITURE

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LAWYERS

MECHANICS & VALETS

PLUMBING All plumbing works undertaken including boiler replacements, drain clearance, swimming pool pump repair & maintenance. Tel: 680 278 579 T & D Services – All aspects of plumbing, kitchen and bathroom refurbishments, water heaters fitted or replaced, Tiling. All quotes no obligation. 30 years experience. Tel 639 979 369 or 646 812 968

RE-UPHOLSTERY PATIO DOORS & WINDOWS

the English Upholsterer Sofas, bar seating dining chairs Free quotations & home visits Call Mike at ReStyle

677 806 800

REMOVALS UNIVERSAL EXPORTS. Let us take the hassle out of moving. Door to door removals to & from UK. 922 720 711.

MARKETS

ALCALA EVERY MONDAY

VISIT THE PRETTIEST & FRIENDLIEST MARKET IN THE SOUTH

9am - 2pm - Fancy a stall? Special new secondhand furniture section. Have you got any furniture for sale?

Tel: 922 796 414 or mob 610 464 841

ALUMINIUM & PVC

MECHANICS & VALETS

VISIT OUR SHOWROOM in Granadilla! Call for directions

Tel: 922 778 050 Fax 922 778 051 Mobile 696 889 048

Specialists in security shutters and blinds, locks security glass and grills.

QUALIFIED FITTERS AND FULL GUARANTEES Free no obligation survey & quotation. We speak English & German!

SECOND-HAND SHOPS FOR SALE & WANTED QUALITY SECOND HAND FURNITURE & HOUSEHOLD GOODS

OPEN 9am - 6pm Mon - Fri, Sat 10am - 5pm

PERSONAL SERVICES Polish very beautiful blonde girl, slim Barbie body, blue eyes, all services, lesbian too. Private apartment, hotel visits, 24hrs, good English spoken. Tel: 672 845 107

PETSWORLD D O G H O T E L Short or long holidays - Spacious kennels - Enclosed play area - 3 walks a day

TEL: 679 16 16 82

PHOTOGRAPHY

10 December 2010 - 16 December 2010

Vina del Mar Hotel Playa de las Américas

Other times by arrangement

Ring Ray or Gary on: 922 790 822 or 675 569 804 rotationstenerife@hotmail.com

BARGAIN BASEMENT

PETS

No car, no problem we can pick them up.

SECONDHAND CENTRE

UPSTAIRS! DOWNSTAIRS

EVERYTHING NEEDED TO START, ADD, FRESHEN OR JUST REPLACE ANYTHING IN YOUR HOME!

SOFA SALE, SUPER SALE Open Mon-Thurs. Los Cristianos, Edf.Rosy, Calle Valle Mendez, opp Police Station near Pet Shop

Tel: 618 381 488

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TV & SATELLITE Menny Fix, Satellite TV Tel 922 792 116 Avnd; Antonio Dominguez 18, Edif: MarOLa Local 2, Los Cristianos. EST 1994, Repairs, Maintenance & Sales.

ALADDINS CAVE. House clearance & removals. Call us on Tel: 922 720 493

SECURITY

TRAVEL

The Travel Shop

WARDROBES

THE BEST CHANCE OF GETTING THE FLIGHT YOU WANT AT A PRICE YOU'LL LIKE. SAVE TIME AND MONEY, ALL THE FLIGHTS UNDER ONE ROOF. SCHEDULE OR CHARTER, "FRILLS" OR "NOFRILLS", ONE WAY OR ROUND TRIP, STARTING IN TENERIFE OR UK. UNRIVALLED EXPERIENCE IN ASSURING THE BEST DEALS. FOR NEARLY 20 YEARS THE Nº 1 IN TENERIFE FOR FLIGHTS TO AND FROM THE UK. SOUTH ON 922 793 718 OR NORTH ON 922 371 422 OR SOUTH AIRPORT ON 649 884 365 OR IN UK ON 0871 717 4308

T-SHIRT PRINTING & EMBROIDERY SEWING SEW & SEW’S - For Clothing Alteration’s. Also stocking good quality used baby/children’s clothes, maternity wear, nursery items, toys, books, curtains etc. I also buy the above. Tel 671 784 608. Email: sue11@tesco.net

SPANISH LESSONS Conversational basic Spanish, “one to one” or small groups, home or workplace visits. Experienced language teacher at all levels. Excellent rates. Why not give it a try! Call 649 227 833 or 922 163 270

TEETH WHITENING

TAROT READING / ASTROLOGY Professional Psychic, Tarot and Rune reader. Advice about past, present and future financial and personal guidance.. Tel Amy on 666 083 494. International Psychic Tarot Card Reader. Confidential, reliable, caring readings in the privacy of your own home/hotel. Tel : Anna 678 236 803 Mark the Island Astrologer. Financial / business, relationship, health. One hour reading. Specific, accurate, guaranteed. Tel 922 772 422 / 610 089 157.

TILING

Colin Peel Tiling Specialist For All Your Tiling Needs: Bathrooms, Kitchens & Floors Most Aspects of Building Work Undertaken

Tel: 679 736 409

TREES & GARDENS

WATER TREATMENT

TRANSLATION TENERIFE TRANSLATION SERVICES Over 20 years experience. Official Translations, Medical, Conveyancing, Notary, Wills, Utilities, Insurances, Building licences Etc.. Transport available if required. Professionalism & Confidentiality guaranteed.

For these and many more call Tracey on 666 857 991

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www.canarianweekly.com British Consulate Address: Plaza Weyler, 8, 1º, 38003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife Tel: 922 28 68 63 Opening Hours: Mon - Fri, 8.30am 1.30pm British Consul: Matthew Vickers British Vice-Consul: Helen Keating Cosumer Office Tel: 922 76 16 00 Town Hall Tel: 922 76 16 00 Emergencies Emergency Services (All) Tel: 112 National Police Tel: 091 Local Police Tel: 092 Ambulance Tel: 061 Fire Brigade Tel: 080 Guardia Civil Tel: 062 Multi-lingual police central office Tel: 902 102 112 Call this number and ask to speak to an English operator to make a report or official complaint. Local Police Tel: 922 75 70 06 Red Cross Emergencies and Ambulances Tel: 922 28 18 00 Information and Blood Bank Tel: 922 28 29 24 International MEDSERVICE Tel: 922 79 05 63 Medical Benefits Agency

Tel: (00 44) 191 218 7547 For if you find yourself in medical difficulties whilst on holiday and without the proper holiday insurance. Pharmacy Information and Locator (24 hours) Tel: 922 28 24 24 Citizen Information Tel: 010 Lost Property Tel: 092 Postal Services Tel: 902 19 71 97 International Operator Tel: 11825 Local Operator Tel: 11818 Tourist Information Tel: 922 60 55 90 Hospitals & Medical Centres (Answering Machine) Tel: 094 Hospital Las Americas, Playa de las Americas Tel: 922 75 00 22 Playa de Las Americas Centro Medicos Del Sur Tel: 922 79 10 00 Candelaria Hospital Tel: 922 60 20 00 Beach Safety Obey the beach warning flags and always supervise children when near water. Red - Strong currents do not swim Yellow - Strong winds and turbulent sea conditions. Take care. Green - Safe to swim Shopping Most shops open from Mon - Sat 09:00 13:00 then 16:00 20:00 Some shops may open for just Saturday

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Morning, and many shops are closed on Sundays and Tourist Offices Bank Holidays, with the exception of souvenir shops which tend to open 7 days a week. Tourist Offices Tenerife Sur Tourist Office (Main Tourist Office) Tel: 902 00 31 21 Santa Cruz de Tenerife Tel: 922 28 93 94 Santiago de Teide Tel: 922 86 03 48 Costa Adeje Tel: 922 75 06 33 Puerto de la Cruz Tel: 922 38 60 00 El Medano Tel: 922 17 60 02 La Laguna Tel: 922 63 11 94 La Orotava Tel: 922 32 30 41 Las Galletas Tel: 922 73 01 33 Los Cristianos Tel: 922 75 71 37 Los Llanos de Aridane Tel: 922 40 18 99 Playa de las Américas Tel: 922 79 76 68 Playa de las Vistas Tel: 922 78 70 11

Tel: 902 232 102 Fax: 902 232 102 UK Tel No: 0844 734 5104 www.canarianweekly.com Delivered in Tenerife to 1000’s of residents & tourists every week

Deputy Editor: Ruth Summers ruth.summers@canarianweekly.com

Carl Pattison Christine Craggs-Hinton Danni Byrne David Hudgell Joe Ferguson John Hennessey Liam O’Reilly Roscoe Sue McDonald Val Sainsbury

10 December 2010 - 16 December 2010

Office Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm DESIGN DEPARTMENT Joe Price joe.price@canarianweekly.com

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SALES DEPARTMENT Sales Manager: John Zammit john.zammit@canarianweekly.com

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Telephone numbers: Flight Information Tel: 902 404 704 (lines open 24 hours) General Information Tel: 922 635 800 Buses TITSA is Tenerife´s public bus company. Tel: 922 53 13 00 The ´Bono-Bus´ discount card can be purchased from all TITSA stations and terminals of TITSA and reduces

the cost of transport by up to 30%. Radio Taxis Tel: 922 64 11 12 N.B. Taxi cabs display a special SP (Servico Público) licence plate. Arona Taxis Tel: 922 74 75 11 National Ferry Services Fred Olsen Tel: 922 62 82 52

Weather Outlook Friday Chance of Rain. Scattered Clouds. High: 22 °C . Wind SW 28 km/h . 20% chance of precipitation (trace amounts). Friday Night Chance of Rain. Scattered Clouds. Low: 18 °C . Wind NW 21 km/h . 20% chance of precipitation (trace amounts).

Saturday Partly Cloudy. High: 22 °C . Wind West 14 km/h . Saturday Night Scattered Clouds. Low: 17 °C . Wind North 32 km/h .

Sunday Clear. High: 22 °C . Wind North 32 km/h . Sunday Night Clear. Low: 17 °C . Wind NNE 36 km/h .

Monday Partly Cloudy. High: 22 °C . Wind NNE 25 km/h . Monday Night Scattered Clouds. Low: 17 °C . Wind NNE 21 km/h .

Tuesday Partly Cloudy. High: 24 °C . Wind ESE 21 km/h . Tuesday Night Partly Cloudy. Low: 19 °C . Wind SSE 14 km/h .

Transport TFS - Tenerife Sur Airport (Reina Sofia) For flights from the Spanish mainland and nearly all scheduled international

Managing Editor & Director: Chris Elkington

Contributors:

TFN - Tenerife Norte airport (Los Rodeos) For all domestic flights and some scheduled international and mainland services.

Tour Operators Thomson Tel: 922 79 86 07 TUI Tel: 922 77 77 20 Thomas Cook Tel: 922 757 409 Cosmos Tel: 922 793 802

chris.elkington@canarianweekly.com

SOLICITADO CONTROL OJD

flights. Telephone numbers: Flight Information 902 404 704 (lines open 24 hours) Airport Information Tel: 922 75 90 00 Tourist Information Tel: 922 392 037

Wednesday Chance of a Thunderstorm. Scattered Clouds. High: 23 °C . Wind SE 18 km/h . 30% chance of precipitation (water equivalent of 1.68 mm). Wednesday Night Chance of a Thunderstorm. Overcast. Low: 17 °C . Wind WSW 21 km/h . 30% chance of precipitation (water equivalent of 4.72 mm).

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