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Gone… in a puff! New Smoking Law will hit café-bars and restaurants the most CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE TENERIFE GOVERNMENT Dear Ladies and Gentlemen: It is Christmas again, the most dearly loved time of the year, and I would like to share with you a few moments of reflection. Because, above all, that is what Christmas is about: showing our willingness to help others and strengthen the most solid values in an exchange of joy and hope. Only with hope shall we be able to face difficult situations. With spirit and determination. Christmas awakens our need to be closer to our loved ones, our family and friends with whom we share a special sense of togetherness. It is these good intentions which make us reach out to the people who need our help and support. This is why we should have confidence in the future and in our own ability to succeed…together. I wish you a very merry Christmas. Ricardo Melchior

THE Spanish Government’s tough AntiSmoking Law was finally given the green light by an overwhelming majority in the Senate on Tuesday night. The legislation, forbidding people from lighting up in enclosed public places, takes effect from 2nd January. It falls into line with most other European countries, but stronger than most, and will almost certainly have huge repercussions for hotels, restaurants, nightclubs and café-bar owners.

Congress threw out all the amendments which had been placed by opposition parties, especially the People’s Party, in an attempt to weaken the new law. Thus, all enclosed public spaces will be smoke-free, including bars and nightclubs. Sealed-off smoking areas will not be allowed, except in amusement arcades where no games can installed - and no drinks or food can be served in the smoking zones. Even smoking areas in airports, including Madrid Barajas, will be removed, while a ban has already been in place at Tenerife South airport for some time.

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Yet criminals will be allowed to smoke in prisons, while nursing homes, psychiatric wards, and specially-equipped theatres are exempt from the law. Hotels will be allowed to reserve 30% of their rooms for smokers, but these should always be the same, and be identified properly as such when being booked. The law will allow smoking at outside tables in restaurants and bars, and in the open air on university premises, despite a motion to make them smoke-free. But the ban remains in schools, children’s parks and in the doorways of hospitals and health centres.

A 2006 law had already barred smoking at workplaces and in public buildings such as hospitals, schools, shopping centres and railway stations. Yet the law allowed bar or restaurant owners to decide whether to authorise smoking in their establishments, which the vast majority did. But not any more. The new law also modifies the regulation of the sale, supply, consumption and advertising of tobacco. Among the new rules is the prohibition of smoking on television, after consumer complaints that this was happening in some popular programmes. Continued on page 5.


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Zapatero’s Austerity Budget just creeps through in Parliament SPAIN’S Austerity Budget for 2011, proposed by the Government to put the country back on its feet, was approved by just six votes in Parliament on Tuesday. Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero’s Socialist Government aims to cut the debt-ridden country’s deficit and amend its strained public finances. It will trim expenditure by 7.9% to 122 billion euros, and will also reduce the public deficit from 11.1% of annual output last year to 6% in 2011, and to the European Union limit of 3% by 2013. The estimated 2010 deficit is 9.3% of GDP (Gross Domestic Product), which is derived from adding up a country’s consumer spending, investment spending, government spending and the value of the exports, and then subtracting the value of the imports. The austerity measures also include a 16% cut in departmental spending, a 7.9% cut in state-level spending, plus tax increases on annual incomes over 120,000 euros. Finance Minister Elena Salgado admitted that 2011 was shaping up to be “a difficult year” because of the austerity measures. But she said that ongoing structural reforms and fiscal consolidation were “the cornerstone of a return of growth in the medium term”.

El Gordo lottery delivers 2.3 billion Christmas gifts

Budget Minister Carlos Ocana said the government was duty-bound “to fulfil its deficit reduction objectives” in the coming year. The budget was passed with 177 votes for and 171 against, reflecting the narrow margin for a government whose austerity measures have been very unpopular. Zapatero is short of a majority in Parliament with only 169 seats, but support by two small regional parties won him approval. The financial markets may welcome the budget as removing uncertainty for next year, with Spain, a member of the eurozone, being under extreme pressure lately in the wake of the fall-out from the Greek and Irish debt crises. Greece and the Republic of Ireland have both needed EUInternational Monetary Fund bail-outs, any many experts

predicted that Portugal, followed by Spain, could be next in the firing line. But the Spanish economy ranks fourth in the eurozone - twice that of Greece, Ireland and Portugal combined - and a rescue act would be far bigger than anything yet seen in Europe. Spain has faced higher borrowing costs since Ireland last month agreed to a bail-out from the International Monetary Fund and the European Union, similar to the one granted Greece in May. Last week, Moody’s highlyregarded international rating agency, which trimmed Spain’s sovereign debt rating from top-notch Aaa to Aa1 in September, has put it on review for a further cut. Earlier on Tuesday, Moody’s downgraded its credit rating for two of Spain’s 17 regional governments, Castille-La Manche

and Murcia. Finance Minister Salgado pointed out the previous day that the 17 regional governments had a combined public deficit during the first nine months of the year equivalent to 1.24% of GDP, which was “perfectly compatible” with the year-end target for regional government debt of 2.4%. Spain’s 17 Spanish regions have considerable autonomy, with the right to issue bonds to finance their expenses. They account for around one-third of general government expenditures, and just over 50% of the nations civil servants. European leaders, struggling to reassure markets about the stability of the euro, agreed at a Brussels summit last week to establish a permanent financial bail-out mechanism from mid-2013, to assist troubled eurozone governments.

Police nab illegal film downloaders POLICE arrested the owners of two filmdownload sites on Wednesday, just one day after the Spanish Government’s antidownload law, the Ley Sinde, was defeated in Congress.

The two suspects had a network of “screeners”, who recorded the latest releases in Andalucía and Valencia cinemas. They were available for download on six websites just hours after their first screening. Over the course of the year, police believe some 100 films were recorded illegally, with some 2.5 million downloads being distributed.

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Two of the screeners were also remanded, and four illegal audio-visual labs were dismantled in Sevilla and Valencia. The anti-download law was defeated on Tuesday evening after all parties except the governing Socialists voted against the legislation, despite last-ditch attempts by PSOE for support.

It formed part of the Sustainable Economy Law, which now goes on to the Senate next month without any reference to the antidownload measures. Despite calls for Culture Minister Ángeles GonzálezSinde, its main proponent, to resign, she intends to carry on with the Government’s work to protect copyright.

SPAIN’S beloved Christmas lottery, known as El Gordo (The Fat One), paid out a mammoth 2.3 billion euros on Wednesday in a country struggling with 20% unemployment. The world’s richest lottery has no single jackpot but a complex share-the-wealth system instead, in which thousands of five-digit numbers, running from 00000 to 84999, win something. Totals range from the face value of a 20-euro ticket the most common one - to the top prize of 300,000 euros, known as El Gordo. And this time, some tickets bearing the magical, winning number, 79250, were sold in

Tenerife. The draw goes on for about three hours and ushers in the Spanish festive season. El Gordo has been running since 1812, and many people now spend the day glued to TV sets, radios and computer terminals to see if they are among the lucky winners. Two uniformed children from a Madrid school, which used to be a home for orphans, pick small wooden balls bearing the winning numbers and corresponding prizes out of two giant golden tumblers. They then sing them out in a time-honoured chant known to every Spaniard. To complicate things further, and ensure that the money trickles down as much as possible, each of the numbers running from 00000 to 84999 appears on 1,950 20-euro tickets.

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Speeding? Go to Tis the season to… jail - and forfeit your car as well

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As the year draws to a close it’s time to reflect upon the last 12 months, celebrate the festive season in anticipation of abstinence and new habits which begin in the New Year. This period of time provides you with the opportunity to get in touch with family and friends that you have perhaps lost contact with – it gives you an excuse, as if you needed one. Many of us will have a few days holiday, so you can get those jobs done that you’ve been meaning to do for months; alternatively you can spend time doing something that you wouldn’t normally do. Each municipality (the area where you are living or staying if you’re on holiday) have information offices where a whole raft of leaflets are available saying what’s going on, plus they each have their own websites. Or you can rest and relax, eating typical Christmas goodies and watching as much TV as you possibly can.

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Did you know? Father Christmas has two addresses, Edinburgh and the North Pole. Letters addressed to ‘TOYLAND’ or ‘SNOWLAND’ go to Edinburgh, but letters addressed to ‘THE NORTH POLE’ have to be sent there because there really is such a place! An old wives’ tale says that bread baked on Christmas Eve will never go mouldy. Christmas pudding originates from an old, Celtic dish known as ‘frumenty’. In the 19th century, the Christmas Cake was eaten on Christmas Eve. It is considered unlucky to cut a mince pie with a knife. Mince pies should only be eaten between Christmas Eve and Twelfth Night and one should be eaten on every day of the twelve days of Christmas to bring good luck. The Queen’s Christmas speech was televised for the first time in 1957. Christmas crackers were invented by Thomas Smith. He had imported some French novelties to sell as Christmas gifts, but these were not popular until he wrapped them up and added a snapper. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

SPAIN’S new Penal Code is frightening news for motorists all over the country, and here in Tenerife, because they face losing their cars altogether if caught speeding. The Guardia Civil will impound your vehicle if a radar traps you driving at more than 200 kms per hour on a motorway, or 120 kph in town. Drink-drivers over the limit will suffer the same fate, as will anyone caught driving against the traffic on a carriageway, modifying road signs (covering up a radar, say), without a driving licence or refusing an alcohol or drugs test. In addition, dangerous drivers could be imprisoned, and that applies to anyone breaking the local speed limits by more than 60 kph in town, and by more than 80kph out of town. Motorists exceeding those limits, or driving under the

influence of alcohol or drugs, will now either go to prison for three to six months, be subject to fines, or be made to carry out community service. Until now, a judge could apply two of these sentences simultaneously, and this move is partly to cut down prison overcrowding by not handing out jail sentences to offenders deemed no danger to the general public. This part of the new Code has already been criticised by drivers’ associations in Europe, such as the AEA, which has described it as “an authentic bodge”, which will bring many challenges. The Code, introduced by the Government on Wednesday, also increases possible sentences for a host of law-breakers, including terrorists, the corrupt, paedophiles, violent squatters and ocean pirates. But more than 200 drugtraffickers could be released earlier from prison following the revision of 6,000 cases, with at least as many prisoners being released yesterday

(Thursday). The Government anticipates imminent freedom for 239 prisoners of the 65,000 incarcerated, including 40 immigrants on remand for selling pirated copies of such items such as CDs, DVDs and fake designer accessories. on the streets. This is now described as a “fault” and not a crime, but only if the value of goods involved is under 400 euros. The Code’s longer sentences for certain offences will not apply to those already inside. They will be released after the original period imposed, and those behind bars for crimes where the maximum sentence has been reduced will be set free earlier. Prison terms for those in public office found guilty of corruption are set to increase and, from now on, they will always be jailed, and not just fined and banned from office. There will also be more after-release controls for those imprisoned for sexual and terrorist offences. People in for more than five

years will not be allowed more generous prison conditions until at least half the sentence is served. Paedophiles are now looking at 15 years in jail, while using children for pornographic films is also a crime now. A new crime has been introduced as well for those who exploit victims sexually holding them against their will, or forcing them into prostitution. Violent squatters and graffiti “artists” could face up to two years in prison instead of being fined, as before, although community work orders are expected to be used in such cases. Repeated bag-snatchers, who were fined previously, now face weekend prison sentences if the sums stolen amount to under 400 euros. Another new crime is piracy on the high seas, resulting in prison terms of up to 15 years for taking control of a boat or plane. Some environmental crimes have also been toughened, as has punishment for those who try to evade justice by “vanishing”.

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Arona Arena THE MAYOR OF Arona, Jose Alberto Gonzalez Reveron, chaired the opening ceremony of the sand sculptures that have been put together with support from the council, the Tourist Board and the Association of Businessmen, Traders and Professionals in the municipality,. This initiative is part of the activities organized in order

to revitalize the commercial areas of town during the

Christmas period, as well as being “an undeniable tourist

attraction, since they are located in a strategic area of the Arona coast, the intersection between the beaches of Los Cristianos and Las Vistas.“ Three sculptors of the municipality, Sergio Linares, Juan Carlos Martín and Juan Abreu, together with seven other workers, have made the realization of Bethlehem, an area of 500 square meters. For its preparation 67 tons of sand have been used and 250,000 gallons of salt water. The visit to the Bethlehem sand scene is free, although you can make a charitable donation if you wish.

Good weather for Christmas THE GOOD weather will prevail throughout the Islands over the Christmas weekend, with temperatures at seasonal norm, no rain and little cloud in most parts of the archipelago. The Meteorological Agency (AEMET) provides, for these days, some cloudy intervals in the western islands and the predominance of slightly cloudy skies in the east. The temperature does not suffer significant changes. Also, the wind will blow from the north generally, with periods of light winds and some variables local moderate range in the eastern islands from the afternoon.

On 25 December there will be some cloudy intervals in most of the archipelago and the

temperatures will see a slight increase. The wind from the north will blow low to moder-

ate. On Sunday, slightly cloudy skies predominate in the south of the archipelago.

Spanish economy in English The Spanish Government Ministry of Economy has published a new website in English to disseminate information about the Spanish economy The Ministry of Finance is seeking to accommodate this new site on its website to facilitate communication and information on the situation of the Spanish economy to international observers that are monitoring the evolution of the country. This new website is called The Spanish Economy and is accessible through the website of the Ministry of Economy and Finance http://www.meh.es and also

at the following addresses: • http://www.thespanisheconomy.com • http://www.thespanisheconomy.es • http://www.thespanisheconomy.gob.es

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The new site is organised into five categories which refer to “Economic Outlook”, “Public Finance and Debt,” Financial Sector “,” policy measures “and” macro data “and will be updated regularly.

The initiative of the Ministry of Finance is part of a transparency and communication initiative being carried out by the Government to explain the reality of the Spanish economy.

Gone… in a big puff! Continued from front page. It doesn’t only prevent the lighting of a cigarette on screen, because it will also be illegal to mention tobacco directly or indirectly, or to show trademarks, logos and signs identifying tobacco companies. The PP’s three main proposals were thrown out. They were: that establishments may voluntarily close off an area reserved for smokers; compensation for bar owners who had spent money under the previous law to create smoking areas; the official definition of a “terrace” under the law which, it said, should take into account “regional differences”. But the law clearly defines a terrace as a space with two walls and a roof in which smoking is allowed. It is estimated that the anti-smoking laws will cost the hotel and catering industry around 50,000 jobs. That’s the findings of the Institute of Economics Studies (IEE), which suggests that the new laws will see up to a 3.5% job loss in a sector employing some 1.5 million people. In turn, that would lead to a “very negative impact” on the sectors contribution to the Gross Domestic Product, which stands at 7.2% right now. Carmen Calderón, director of research for the IEE, also pointed out that the effect of the new laws would not be the same across the hotel and catering trade as a whole, because the worsthit would be bars, restaurants and cafés. José Luis Guerra, representing the Spanish Federation of Hoteliers and Restaurateurs (FEHR), stressed that the sector was in favour of modifying the smoking laws to protect non-smokers and children. He also said that the Federation had put forward excellent proposals for increasing smoke-free areas in restaurants and bars, and providing ventilated, smoking areas without waiter service. Leire Pajín, Minister for Health, admitted that adapting to the new law “would not be easy or immediate” but said it was ‘the responsibility of everyone” to do so. She tried to calm the fears

of the largest protest group, from the hostelry sector, claiming that the new law would not result in a drop in trade, but describing their doubts as “logical and legitimate”. The Health Minister added: “To say that smoke-free bars will end up empty is like saying that bars are full because smoking was allowed. Neither case is true. “This is a necessary law which makes history,” she said, noting that 800,000 workers in the hostelry sector would no longer have to deal with contaminated air, which has been responsible for the death of 5,000 passive smokers in Spain each year. Socialist Deputy Pilar Grande asked all the regional governments for their “implication” in the application of the new law. She stressed that the objective was to reduce the number of 166 Spaniards who die every day from smoking-related illnesses, and said the new legislation was supported by 74% of the country’s population. Some changes on the sale of cigarettes were also confirmed on Tuesday. Petrol stations, and shops whose main activity is selling newspapers, will now be able to install vending machines and sell individual packets of cigarettes, as they do already in Tenerife. Fines for those who break the law range from 30600,000 euros. But it is not all doom and gloom, especially for some of the many café-bars here in the South Tenerife. One owner said: “There are pluses and negatives for me. For starters, I won’t have to put the air-conditioning on all the time to clear the haze, which will save money, and my staff won’t be allowed to smoke behind the bar, which looks bad anyway. And my hair and clothes will no longer reek of tobacco smoke. “On the other hand my regulars, who sit around the bar smoking all night, won’t like having to go outside for a puff. And if they do, it will probably upset the other regulars who sit out there to get away from the fumes. “All in all, there are good and bad points, and it may not prove to be a bad thing in the long run.”

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Cabildo set to take over the National Park again THE PRESIDENT of the Tenerife Cabildo, Ricardo Melchior, said that in early January, the Corporation Insular will receive “delegated” authority to manage the Teide National Park

THE CABILDO building becomes a giant screen with moving Christmas themes. The Department of Landscape and Urban Environment Council of Tenerife presented a novel activity using a video mapping technique simultaneously projecting three emblematic buildings of the island (the Cabildo, the church of La Concepción Laguna and San Agustín in La Orotava), on giant screens with Christmas motifs. They can be seen from 19:30 hours on 26th and 30th December, as well as 2nd, 4th and 5th January 2011. This is a projection of

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videos in two and three dimensions which will change shape, size and colour. They are creations of visual coordinated by Enrique Rodríguez González, and offer an unusual picture of the Cabildo and two churches. • The “video mapping” allows you to decorate and play with the morphology of the property. • The aim is that the properties chosen come to life. • This project will attract visitors to the shopping areas of the three municipalities, and will value the island’s architectural heritage. • The script for each screening will highlight the main architectural features of each building, and deliver a Christmas message.

and from that time “shall be administered more effectively.“ Melchior stated in a press conference that this decision goes back to how it used to be five years ago. • The Canary Islands government took over jurisdiction a year ago and, after negotia-

tions “it has not been easy.” • The archipelago is the only autonomous region with protected areas that has been transferred to the Islands. • The Cabildo of Tenerife has “all means” to assume responsibility, for it manages the entire area surrounding the national park.

• “There will be a more effective management,” said Ricardo Melchior who continued by saying that much care will be taken in fire prevention and surveillance. • The visitor center in Icod will be executed in 32 months thanks to an award worth 1.7 million euros.

Tenerife to Toulouse TENERIFE has two new direct air links with the French city of Toulouse from next April. This new route from South Tenerife airport will have a frequency of twice a week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays and will be operated by Vueling. The low-cost airline, a subsidiary of Iberia, already links the island to domestic destinations such as Barcelona, Malaga and Sevilla. The first vice president and chief Cabildo Insular de Turismo, José Manuel Bermúdez, notes that “with this new connection it will increase our growth expectations in France, a country in which we had set to

increase the presence of the island during this year as a step to balance our flow of tourists and not rely solely on a few markets.” “Our challenge now is to get these planes to have a high occupancy and consolidate our presence in France,” says Bermudez. This exercise has strengthened the market upturn in France with the attendance at fairs for the general public, the media inserts, press trips and various Internet campaigns. So far in 2010 the number of French passengers arriving in the island has seen an increase of 29.1 percent.

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Amateur tried to flog valuable sculpture as scrap for 30 euros SPANISH police believe a bunch of amateurs were responsible for stealing 35 works of art by Picasso, Eduardo Chillida and others, worth millions of euros. That’s because an 800,000euro Chillida sculpture, offered to a scrap-dealer for 30 euros (£25), enabled the police to recover all the works only weeks after the heist. The precious collection was stolen from a warehouse in a Madrid suburb on 27th November, and police were tipped off about the scrapyard deal. The entire haul was found in a nearby suburb, but no

arrests have yet been made. The art works had just been brought back from an exhibition in Germany and were all still in the truck in a warehouse in Getafe, when thieves broke in and drove off with the lorry and its contents, worth more than 5m euros (£4.2m) in total. At the time, detectives said the robbery looked like an inside job. But following the discovery of the haul just a few miles away, and the attempt to offload a sculpture, a police spokesman said: “It now appears more likely that we are dealing with amateurs.”

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The yo-yo costs of toys SHOPPERS have been warned against toy products being used as “bait” to lure them into stores, which pile on the prices of other goods. It leads to the cost of the same toy varying by as much as 11 euros from shop to shop. A report published by the Spanish Consumers Federation (FUCI) this week includes examples of prices of 30 toys available in Carrefour, Alcampo, El Corte Inglés, Hipercor, ToysRUs, Juguetilandia, Poly and Juguettos. Figures showed a huge difference between prices in over

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half of the products analysed, which could be as much as 18% of the total price. People will each spend an average of 206 euros on Christmas presents, and FUCI president Agustina Laguna recommends that they make a list before heading out to the shops -and comparing prices in different stores. The biggest price difference was found in Toy Story for the Wii, which cost 11 euros less in one of the shops studied. Big differences were also found in prices of board games for teenagers.

THE AVERAGE pension stands at 892.38 euros, representing an increase of 3.6%. The monthly pension payroll tax for Social Security passed on 1 December, 6,867,000 euros (6,867,948), 5% more than the same month of 2009, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Labour and

Immigration. The average pension of the Social Security system reached this month, the amount of 892.38 euros per month, representing a 3.6% increase over the same month last year. In December, the number of contributory Social Security pensions amounted to 8,739,732 pensions, representing a growth of 1.6%.

More than half of the pensions are for retirement, 5,193,107, 2,300,877 are widows, 271,182 orphans and 37,671 for families. All pensions will rise on January 1, despite the freeze. The minimum retirement pension without dependent spouse and widow’s goes up to 601 euros. All pensioners will see an

increase in their pension from that date, following the upward deviation of the CPI by 1.3%. In sum, all pensioners, 8.5 million people in Spain, will have their pensions increases across the board next January 1. Between 2004 and 2011 the minimum contributory pensions have risen from 28% to 81.25%.

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Relocating? You just know that you can rely on Worldwide to complete your carefree move over to the Canaries

THE Canary Islands, lying off the northwest coast of Africa, has long been a popular destination for those wishing to relocate to sunnier climes. And Worldwide Moving and Storage SL, based in the north and south of Tenerife, have been helping people make the move since 1988. The company started life as Union Jack Canarias CB under the directorship of Philip Manock. They were the only British removal company in the Canaries, and Philip is still at the helm as a handson director. In 1995 Worldwide applied, successfully, to become full members of the British Association of Removers (BAR), which gave their clients the protection of working standards being upheld to the highest degree. Worldwide are very proud of their association, as the support of BAR is especially important for clients moving to and from the UK. That’s because it gives them the confidence in the company to move their personal and household effects. The removals industry, since the appearance of Worldwide, has seen many changes and strong growth, with the exception of the past two years, when growth turned to consolidation very quickly as the recession in the housing

market took hold. The company reshaped their business very early and are now more efficient and more costeffective than ever, working from a much stronger platform for the future. From this platform, Worldwide Moving and Storage will remain the leaders of relocations here to the Canaries, and they are confident that the future is very positive, although challenging. During the last two years they have made radical changes to their global position, led by their manager, Lynne Sowerbutts, who has been at the helm of their transformation in meeting the changing times. Thanks to her tireless efforts, Worldwide have now consolidated new partners from around the world, giving them the service and professionalism for which they were searching. This reshaping is now reaping the rewards by showing a strong increase in their importations, back to the 2007 level. Since the start of these difficult times, there has been a lot said regarding the housing crisis in the Canaries, but Worldwide’s reliable barometer tells them the interest in relocating here has seen a significant increase, and they believe the future is a lot brighter than people are led to believe. While relocations from the UK are still under-perform-

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ing, the global picture is much brighter and conversations regarding this service need to be positive, giving the negatives a rest. This has been a very positive year for Worldwide, who have been part of some very prestigious moves for varying governments and local authorities. Their latest is a return to his home country by the Belgium Consulate from a high-rise penthouse in the centre of Santa Cruz. This type of moves is always a logistical challenge because of the restrictions in accessibility, but again, Worldwide were able to complete the relocation to everyone’s satisfaction. Several more government moves are pending with Worldwide, who will offer the same attention to detail as with all their clients. As the global financial recovery slowly builds momentum, it would seem that the Canary Islands, with their unique year-round climate, will continue to be a hotspot for people wishing to relocate. And Worldwide Moving and Storage SL will be there, leading the field and ensuring completely trouble-free moves. Philip Manock believes it is the responsibility of everyone in the Canaries to exude confidence, especially for the future benefit of all. And that, he feels, should not be difficult for those living in these beautiful, unique islands.

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Shocking price to pay for electricity fat cats RISING prices of electricity, gas and bus fares are funding huge salaries for a select few, according to leading consumer association FACUA. Electricity has shot up by 10.2% per kilowatt, increasing the average bill for householders by 4.4% during the year. The problem, says FACUA, is that while the public have to pay over the odds for essential commodities, greedy electricity and gas chiefs are lining their pockets with outrageous earnings, and are not prepared

to make cutbacks. Gas bottles have gone up by 2.10 euros - a total of 19.6% - in one year and the increase in mains gas was 11.4%. This does not take into account the IVA rise in July, from 16% to 18%. In addition, the cost of inter-urban buses rose by an average of 2%, which is more than double inflation. FACUA calls the situation “scandalous” and says householders are struggling to pay their utility bills in order to fund the company fat-cats.

New speed trap to put the brakes on drivers AN EXPERIMENTAL system by Spain’s DGT traffic authority should encourage drivers not to drive too quickly. A speed trap comprising two separate radars on different sections of the road will clock a driver, and then work out the vehicle’s average speed. Two tunnels have been selected for tests: the 3.5km long AP-6 Guadarrama tunnel between Madrid and Segovia, and the 1km A7 tunnel at Torrox, heading for Nerja. Although the system clocks drivers at both locations, the DGT will not issue any speeding

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tickets or points reductions until 1st February. Drivers will simply receive a notification until then. But those travelling at an average of more than 100 kms/hour after that date face a fine. If it proves successful, four more sections of road will be added to the system in 2011. The new system will be designed in the same way as the conventional speed traps, and will be unaffected by radar inhibitors. The Spanish Highway Code has been changed to allow “section of road” to be considered for excess speed.

Our November tourism figures HOTELS occupancy increased by 7.2 percent in November, registering 14.2 million, while prices fell 0.6 percent, according to recent Tourism statistics. The survey, published by the National Statistics Institute (INE) shows that the increase occurs primarily by non-residents, which grew 15.3 percent in November, while overnight stays by residents fell by 1 2 percent. During this month the number of people who spent at least one night in a hotel was 4.9 million. The average stay rose 1.9 percent from November 2009 to stand at 2.9 nights per visitor. The average price per night was 68.6 euros. Compared to the same period last year overnight stays have increased 6.6%. In November, occupancy was 41.7 percent, representing an increase of 4.2 percent

over the same month last year, and the occupancy rate at the weekend stood at 47.9 percent, with growth of 5.1 percent. German and British remain travellers who stay longer, with 3.7 million, 47.9 percent of the total, with increases of 9.8 percent and 10 percent. The following markets are France, Italy and Sweden, with growth rates of 28.7 percent, 16.6 percent and

35.6 percent, respectively. As resident travellers, Madrid, Andalusia and Catalonia account for 52.4 percent of the total, followed by Valencia, with 9.3 percent and Galicia with 5.9 percent. The main destination for residents in November was the Canary Islands, with 47.8 percent of the total, followed by Catalonia, with 15.1 per cent, Ontario, with 11.5 percent and the Community of

Madrid, with 9.6 percent. Overall, the Canaries is the region with the highest degree of occupancy during the month of November, 64.8 percent, followed by the Community of Madrid, with 48.6 percent, and the Balearic Islands, with 46 percent. The tourist areas with the highest occupancy rates were Tenerife, with 75.7 percent. and Gran Canaria, with 72.2 percent.

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THE IRISH government is preparing to take state control of a fourth bank. Finance minister Brian Lenihan is seeking court approval to pump more than £3bn into Allied Irish Banks to improve its capital levels. The bank is already 19% taxpayer-owned, and with the latest cash boost - plus another larger bailout planned for next year - it will pass almost entirely into state ownership. “It’s a sorry end to a sorry year,” said one Dublin-based dealer. “There is no value if you are going to be effectively nationalised.” Allied Irish Banks ran into trouble when the Irish property market collapsed, due to the size of its exposure to failed real estate developments. Despite selling off overseas assets to strengthen its balance sheet, it was unable to keep on top of its losses on bad loans. Ireland’s government already controls Anglo Irish Bank, and the Irish Nationwide and EBS building societies.

The cash for the latest bailout will come from Ireland’s National Pensions Reserve Fund, as agreed under the terms of last month’s EU/IMF bailout plans. If the High Court accepts finance minister Brian Lenihan’s request, the sum will be transferred immediately. Earlier this month, Allied bowed to government pressure and confirmed it would not award bonuses from a pot worth almost £34m. Some 2,500 workers were due to collect rewards relating to their performance in 2008, but Mr Lenihan wrote to the bank threatening to withdraw state financial support if the payouts were made. The government’s bank cash boost comes as analysts predict a rocky outlook for the eurozone in 2011. The euro was, however, briefly buoyed by comments suggesting China may step in to help out Europe, which is a key export market. Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said the nation would support the IMF element of a bailout package for the eurozone.

Drivers’ main Xmas getaway

MILLIONS of people are travelling on Britain’s roads as the Christmas getaway hits its busiest day. The AA says three quarters of its members are planning to drive today ( Thursday), despite the bad weather. Nearly 14 million cars are expected on the roads - so journey times could double. Motorists are being warned to plan ahead. The number of cars on the roads is expected to peak later this evening, as people try to get home before Christmas Eve and out for some last-minute shopping bargains.

Meanwhile, airport operator BAA has been fending off critics after ice and heavy snow left thousands of travellers stranded, as passenger backlogs ease. Flight schedules at Heathrow Airport are returning to normal, but Mayor of London Boris Johnson said BAA had “very serious lessons” to learn. Many services to and from the world’s largest international airport were cancelled earlier this week. British Airways’ chief executive has promised that customers affected by the cold snap will get refunds for all cancelled flights. Willie Walsh has written an

open letter to customers thanking them for their patience and understanding during what he says has been “a very difficult time”. He asks anyone who can to consider cancelling their flight as the airline tries to get its schedule back to normal. BMI chief executive Wolfgang Prock-Schauer claimed Heathrow “did not have enough de-icing fluid” something a Heathrow spokesman denied. “It is categorically untrue that we have either run out of de-icer, failed to order enough de-icer or accepted de-icer supplies from the Government,” the spokesman said.

BAA chief executive Colin Matthews announced he would forgo his annual bonus. Mr Matthews said: “I have decided to give up my bonus for the current year. My focus is on keeping people moving and rebuilding confidence in Heathrow.” BAA would not reveal how much his bonus was worth. Mick Rix, the GMB union’s national officer for the aviation industry, previously said paying him “a huge bonus” would be “an absolute slap in the face to the thousands of people who have been stranded at Heathrow”. Britain’s transport network had been badly hit by the freezing conditions.

NHS Helpline struggling after surge in calls THE NHS helpline is struggling after calls soared by 50% in the past few days, it has been claimed. The call service is under huge pressure as flu infection rates more than doubled in the past week, the Daily Mail reported. Patients have had to wait for two days to speak to a nurse, with 46,000 people calling the helpline last weekend at a rate of almost 960

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an hour, the paper said. A senior nurse told the Mail: “This is by far the worst it has ever been. “People have not been receiving call-backs for 48 hours - it’s appalling. “I am concerned about the way the public are being treated. They are not getting the support they need.” On Tuesday, the Department of Health announced that 302 people were currently in intensive care with flu while 17 people had died.

Swine flu is still the most dominant strain of flu this winter, but there are other types, including type B. But a Department of Health spokeswoman said the health service was coping “very well” with the outbreak of flu. She said: “We are currently seeing an unusually high number of people in critical care with flu. But the NHS is well prepared. “There is always more pressure on the NHS at this time of year and this year is no different.

“But the NHS is coping very well with only a small percentage of the intensive care capacity being taken up by patients with flu.” The spokeswoman insisted “prevention is better than cure”, urging people who are at risk to get their free seasonal flu vaccination. “All pregnant women should have the flu jab - at any stage of pregnancy. If you are eligible, contact your GP or practice nurse now to get your seasonal flu jab,” she added.

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It’s‘Therapy on ice’ for TV star Kerry Katona

KERRY KATONA, one of the 16 contestants training for the new series of Dancing on Ice, has described skating as being like therapy for her. The reality TV star, who has endured well-documented battles with drugs and mental illness, said she is taking part to make her children proud to call her their mum. She is up against the likes of US rapper Vanilla Ice, TV newsreader Angela Rippon, ex-England-cricketer Dominic Cork and actor Steven Arnold, whose character Ashley Peacock was recently killed off in Coronation Street. Hollyoaks actress Jennifer Metcalfe, Jeff Brazier, Sam Attwater who played Leon Jackson in EastEnders, Dave Vitty from Radio One and Richard and Judy’s daughter Chloe Madeley are also in training. Others include footballer Frank Lampard’s ex-partner Ellen Rives and former Neighbours star Craig McLaghlan.

All of them have suffered bumps and bruises - children’s TV presenter Laura Hamilton has had stitches on a cut. Nadia Sawalha, who had coaches Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean hold her up during her first lesson, said the show should be renamed “Knives on Ice”. The TV presenter and food writer said: “I didn’t want to do the show. When I went to the audition, I only went to keep my agent quiet. “But I literally fell in love with it at the audition... Now I realise I can’t skate, have no natural talent, no natural aptitude, nothing. So it’s been real graft for me.” Victoria Cross hero Lance Corporal Johnson Beharry is the first person to take part in the show from outside the worlds of sport and show business. He said: “It’s completely out of my comfort zone, what I know in life. I came from an island, I have never seen an ice rink before. The only time I seen ice is in the bottom of my drink.” The contestants have been advised to train for about 10

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hours per week. Loose Women star Denise Welch said she is not finding it easy: “Fitness training and me have never been natural bed-fellows, let’s put it that way. “The natural me would be lying with a vat of wine, watching Dancing On Ice.” Although 16 have been preparing for the show since October, viewers will be asked to vote and 12 will get through to the competition stage - four will not compete at all. The series starts with two special shows on January 9 and 16 with two contestants axed during each show. Other changes include ice dancer Karen Barber moving from judge to head coach, a role which will allow her to fight for the contestants when they are criticised by the panel. Spice Girl Emma Bunton and choreographer Jason Gardiner remain on the judges’ panel, along with former figure skater Robin Cousins, who is head judge. Former judge Nicky Slater, who announced last month he was leaving the show, is not being replaced.

Football and X Factor are Facebook’s most popular THE UK is officially obsessed with The X Factor and football, according to Facebook statistics. At least, that is according to the majority of the country’s 26 million users on the social networking site. The World Cup was discussed more than three million times in status updates, the greatest rise of 2010. X Factor contestants

Wagner and Cher were the second and third most discussed topics, while Wayne Rooney was fourth. One Direction, the boy band X Factor finalists were the fifth fastest-growing topic, according to official figures. Others, though, were more interested in current affairs than reality television. The general election provided a focal point for political discussions this year, with Liberal Democrat leader Nick

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Clegg enjoying a surge in Facebook support before the country went to the polls. Users also showed support for British troops fighting overseas, with a big growth in conversations encouraging people to buy a poppy in the run-up to Remembrance Sunday. Globally, popular topics of discussion in status updates included the World Cup, films, iPad and iPhone technology, Haiti and teen pop sensation Justin Bieber.

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Homeowners ‘beware rate rise up to 5%’ HOMEOWNERS must prepare for a series of interest rate rises to about 5%, a Bank of England official has warned. Paul Fisher, a member of the Bank’s rate-setting Monetary Policy Committee, said officials would like the current 0.5% base rate to rise to a “normalised” level 10 times as big. But, in an interview with The Daily Telegraph, he said “the speed at which that happens is another thing entirely”. Mr Fisher told the paper: “We hope people are aware that interest rates at some point will go up again and that they will head back to a normalised position. It’s not something where we would put rates up and ignore the reaction to it. “There’s no reason why the pace should be more precipitative. We would only tighten quickly if the strength of the economy did demand it. “So obviously we would not be putting up rates so quickly as to cause that sort of neg-

ative reaction. That’s something we can try to anticipate and build in. “So we would put rates up, see what the effect is and then judge how quickly to go.” Asked if the goal was to get interest rates to about 5%, he added: “Yes, but the reaction of people to those changes in rates is part of the process of information that we have to build into our forecasts and policy decision. “It’s not something where we would put rates up and ignore the reaction to it.” Mr Fisher said he did not think a change of either 0.25% or 0.5% was going to trigger a recession. “But what we need to do is to trigger the mindset in people that that’s where rates will eventually go back to,” he added. Minutes of the Bank’s December rates meeting revealed members of the MPC were split three ways again this month when they left the 0.5% rate unchanged. But there were increasing concerns among the committee over inflation after it rose again in November to 3.3%.

James May is injured filming Top Gear stunt TOP GEAR presenter James May has suffered head injuries while filming the show’s Christmas special. May, 47, was helping fellow presenter Jeremy Clarkson tow his car from a ditch in Syria when he fell, hit his head on a rock and lost consciousness. Suffering a severe concussion, the presenter was taken to hospital, given a brain scan, put on a drip and given stitches for a head wound. Speaking to The Sun, May said: “I stood in the line of where the tow rope went taut. I told the driver to move off and became part of a giant catapult. I don’t want to pretend I had an accident as bad as Hammond. He bashed his head on the whole of Yorkshire. I just hit mine on a stone. Speaking of his trip to hospital, he added: “They gave me a brain scan, but to be honest

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I think the Syrians were just excited to be able to use their new scanner.” May was quick to play down the seriousness of the incident, saying his injuries were not nearly as bad as those suffered by co-presenter Richard Hammond four years ago. “I don’t want to pretend I had an accident as bad as Hammond,” he said. “He bashed his head on the whole of Yorkshire. I just hit mine on a stone.” Hammond was left in a coma and fighting for his life after his car overturned at 300mph while filming the show in 2006. In the Top Gear Christmas special, the three presenters try to recreate the journey of the Three Wise Men.

Shoppers set to smash records despite freeze SHOPPING records looked certain to be smashed yesterday (Thursday), despite the travel disruption caused by the snow. December 23 has been the busiest shopping day for retailers in the past two years and that was expected to be repeated, according to payment card group Visa. An average of £833,000 was expected to be spent by shoppers every minute nearly £14,000 a second. Experts felt there will be a large influx of shoppers because of Christmas Day falling on a Saturday this year. The bad weather also prevented many customers from hitting the shops earlier. Britons are set to spend more on Christmas this year than in 2009 as the January’s VAT increase means customers are likely to bring forward the purchase of bigticket items. Extended opening hours and heavy discounting are likely to draw in the crowds and capture those who prefer to see and feel their products prior to purchasing. And even the big day itself is likely to see an online retail rush, with an estimated 4.8 million people forecast to spend around £153m on December 25. According to the Interactive Media in Retail Group, Christmas Day has become a busy web shopping day in recent years, as people seek to snap up early sale bargains. High street spending overall

is down 0.3% from the same time last year. But levels are expected to bounce back by today, as people opt to pick up gifts themselves, rather than risk them not being delivered in time for Christmas. Online spending for this week in comparison to last year has soared by 11.3% because of the winter weather. Visa expects to process

around 26.5 million transactions, worth more than £1.2bn, in total today. Dr Steve Perry, commercial director at Visa Europe, said: “While the weather has affected some people, our data shows that despite a cautious start to the spending season in November, spending has been strong in the lead-up to the busiest high street shopping day.

“With VAT set to rise from 17.5% to 20% in January, consumers are bringing forward big-ticket purchases this month, which has given a boost to spending levels. “Extended opening hours and heavy discounting are likely to draw in the crowds and capture those who prefer to see and feel their products prior to purchasing.”

London Tube strike to hit Boxing Day Sales shoppers and sport fans are set to be among hundreds of thousands inconvenienced by a Tube drivers’ strike on Boxing Day. Talks aimed at averting the walkout over pay have broken up without agreement. The Aslef union has been seeking three extra days’ pay and a day off in lieu for its

Tube members scheduled to work on Sunday. It says London Underground (LU) management see it as a normal work day. General secretary Keith Norman said: “This is not a dispute of the union’s making, but one caused by stubborn management intransigence.” Tube Drivers: What’s The Deal? · Average salary, according to mysalary.co.uk, is £37,800. · Can earn up to £45,000 a year.

· Benefits include almost seven weeks’ holiday per annum. Source: London Underground LU has accused Aslef of “holding Londoners to ransom” and has argued that Boxing Day working is covered by a long-standing salary agreement. It claims union leaders walked out of today’s talks at the conciliation service, Acas, adding that “It is obviously not the season of goodwill for the leadership of Aslef.”

LU has pledged to run as many services as possible, but drivers belonging to the RMT union may choose not to cross picket lines in support of their colleagues. An RMT spokesman told Sky News: “We’re not issuing any guidance to our members.” The stoppage coincides with the start of the postChristmas sales and a string of top sporting fixtures, including the Fulham v West Ham London football derby in the Premier League.

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Cumbria feels shock force of an earthquake A 3.5 magnitude earthquake has shaken homes across Cumbria, the US Geological Survey has confirmed. The USGS said the tremor happened just before 11pm. It lasted up to 20 seconds, according to people in the area. The earthquake’s epicentre was 30 miles south-southwest of Carlisle and 75 miles west-southwest of Newcastle. Data from the British Geological Survey showed the location of the tremor as Coniston, Cumbria, 5.6 miles southwest of Ambleside, and with a depth of 8.9 miles. The USGS’ Dale Grant said

that seismic activity was “not uncommon for the area”. Earthquakes in Britain: · Six recorded within 50km of the latest earthquake - two had a magnitude of 3.7, in 1988 and 2009. · Dumfries in Scotland suffered a tremor measuring 3.5 on Boxing Day in 2006. · Kent (pictured) also saw an earthquake measuring 4.3 in April 2007. He said: “We have had ‘quakes dating back to 1976. This is a seismically active area. “The largest that we have ever recorded is a 4.3 (magnitude tremor) on November 21, 2002.” Mr Grant said the 3.5 magnitude tremor, initially reported to be 3.6, “would have got people’s attention”.

“But this is not the type of magnitude that would lead to extensive damage,” he continued. “It is something that will be roundly felt in the area... but, quite fortunately, it’s not any bigger than it is.” People who felt the earthquake described the sensation with a flurry of online activity on Twitter. “Tremor in Ambleside...felt and heard a rumble,” one tweeted. Another posted: “So it seems like we have just had an earthquake in Milnthorpe, doors rattling, house shook. Exciting.” USGS geophysicist Susan Potter said, in the past 40 years, six earthquakes had been recorded within 50km of the latest earthquake.

Zara following William with Royal engagement

THE QUEEN’S eldest granddaughter Zara Phillips and her longterm boyfriend Mike Tindall are engaged to be married. The Gloucester and England rugby star proposed to Ms Phillips, 29, at their Gloucestershire home. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are said to be “delighted” by the news. It is the second royal engagement this year, after Prince William and Kate Middleton’s announcement last month. Mr Tindall - born in Leeds and nicknamed ‘the Fridge’ presented his fiancee with a

solitaire diamond nestled within a pave of set diamonds on a platinum band. The former eventing world champion and 2006 BBC Sports Personality of the Year met her 32-year-old husband-to-be in 2003 after England lifted rugby union’s World Cup. In a short statement Ms Phillips said: “I was really shocked when Mike proposed but I am very happy.” Mr Tindall added: “I am delighted that Zara has agreed to marry me. We are both very excited about the next stage of our lives together.” Ms Phillips, daughter of the Princess Royal and her first husband Captain Mark

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Phillips, has been living in Gloucestershire with Mr Tindall since 2009. In an interview the couple gave last year, the 12th in line to the throne indicated that marriage was a case of “when, not if” and they expected it to be a white wedding. A date for their wedding is yet to be set. But their engagement is expected to be much longer than that of William and Kate, who will marry on April 29. A joint statement issued on behalf of William, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry said they were all “delighted” with the news.

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Make it a date with this K9 puppy calendar THERE’S STILL time to buy a K9 Puppy Calendar to give to a loved one or friend as a Christmas present. The calendar (with brilliant images by digital artist Nikki Attree) features puppies from the rescue shelter in a variety of cute, fun and unusual settings. These cheeky chappies will brighten up anybody’s wall throughout 2011. All profits from the calendar will go towards the ongoing costs of feeding and caring for the 80-plus dogs and cats in the K9 kennels at San Miguel. The refuge receives no funding from any official

body, and relies solely on the generosity of the public. The calendars will be on sale for eight euros at the following venues: Properties R Us - opposite La Pinta Hotel at Torviscas The Avenue Cafe - at Coral Mar Square, Costa del Silencio (next door to HiperDino) Premier Satellite Services Hotel Conquestador, Playa de Las Americas Libelula Shop - Santiago 3, lower mall leading to the pool Friends of the Animals Shop - Playa de la Reina, next to medical centre Various K9 & FOTA car boot sales and market stalls K9 Kennels – phone 667 638 468 or email: mikebtenerife@yahoo.co.uk

Nativity children’s play and party time

LOCAL children dressed up to entertain members of the South Tenerife Christian Fellowship with their own Nativity Play on Sunday.

Their efforts were appreciated by the large congregation, who applauded them loudly, and the children then enjoyed a Christmas party in the Fellowship rooms.

Nurses’ boxful of thanks

EDNA GOODALL, representing Tenerife Sur Lions, presented a box of biscuits to some of the staff in the reception area of the Green Hospital on Wednesday. Each of the 30 nursing sta-

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tions throughout the hospital will receive a box as a thankyou for the long hours spent, especially through the night, looking after the welfare of holiday-makers and residents alike.

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Lions’ fun day, despite a storm

SAN MIGUEL Lions enjoyed a fun-packed Christmas Fayre at Bar Patio del Coral, in Coral Mar, even though the appalling weather beat them in the end.

But before the storm, the various stalls attracted plenty of support, and entertainment was provided by Dave Tracey. Social Secretary Ralph Solomon said: “My special thanks to Dave, and for everyone who helped make the day a success.” The Lions also held a successful Charter Night and

Christmas dinner at Westhaven Bay on their 11th birthday, which was “absolutely brilliant”. Ralph, whose wife, Sue, is President, added: “On behalf of the San Miguel de Abona Lions, I’d like to thank everyone for their support throughout the year and wish them a merry Christmas and a fruitful 2011.”

K9 Information KENNELS are open every day except Xmas Day and New Year Day when they will be closed to the public, but remain open for exercise and for dog walkers between 10am to 1.30pm. The K9 shop in Costa Silencio is open each day from 10am to 5pm except 25th Dec and Jan 1st. Tel 619 678 384 for info.

Where to worship at Christmas

Osteoporosis screening is now on at La Camella THE English charity, Tenerife Excursions for Infirm and Disadvantaged Children, is holding sessions for Osteoporosis Screen-ing at various venues from today (Christmas Eve). They are being carried out by Rex Mallett, a chartered sonographer, who is fully qualified in the use of the Sahara Ultra Sound machine. It is the best available test, according to the UK authorities. It is completely painless ands takes about two minutes. The machine uses ultra sound and not radiation to measure bone density, and only the foot is scanned.

Osteoporosis, known incorrectly as Brittle Bone Disease, literally means “porous bone” and is a condition characterised by a decrease in bone mass, which produces a weakness. Our skeletons are like scaffoldings, which hold our bodies together and. Like all living tissue, our bones can fall prey to lack of care and nutrition. The condition is more prevalent in the elderly, but through lifestyle and diet over the past few decades, it is lowering its target age. How do we know if we’ve got osteoporosis, or if we are at

risk? Check it out at Equipo Hire, La Caamella (opposite Restaurant Biblioteca, on the following dates: Today (Friday), and on January 3rd, 4th, and 7th. To make an appointment for the test, contact Jim Hunter on 669 444 617 or 922 720 920. The test in England costs up to £300 but, thanks to Rex’s generosity, TEIDE can offer it for just 20 euros per person. All proceeds will go towards TEIDE’s Holiday Project, which hosts holidays for under-privileged Canarian children in England.

St Francis Anglican Chaplaincy Christmas Eve (today) 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) Catholic Church, San Blas Christmas Eve ‘Midnight’ mass - 7pm Christmas Day Usual Mass - 10am

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Here’s what’s going on at Christmas and New Year Just a selection of what’s on in the local area. Cultural displays for the month of December 2010. The Board of Culture of the Municipality of Arona invites you to attend cultural exhibitions throughout the region. Exhibition of Paintings by Greta Nebel, Cultural Center - Los Cristianos from 03/12/2010. Exhibition of Paintings by Mary Andreu, Cultural Center - Los Cristianos From 23/12/2010 Photo Exhibit: Between Yesterday and Today, Parque de la Reina Cultural Centre. Until 3rd January – Shop storytelling Las Galletas For the first time the shops of Las Galletas recreate the most famous stories of all time. The most important morals of the Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault and Hans Christian Andersen

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await you from 22nd December until 3rd January. Through guided tours you can listen to the stories of many characters as you watch the staging of the story in the windows of participating merchants. 26th December - Disney Christmas Live 17.00, free, Church Square Los Cristianos. Boxing Day – The Friends of the Animals Car Boot 9am until noon at Los Gigantes Bus Station Chicago, the musical ( The rhythm of jazz) Auditorio de Tenerife (Santa Cruz) Prices: 30, 40 and 50 euros From 26/12/2010 to 2/1/2011 This great dance company, headed by Carlos Lozano, Marta Ribera and María Blanco, arrives on the Island after some award-winning successes. It is one of the most spectacular shows to visit Tenerife, and tickets for

the nine performances at Auditorio are now on sale. Murders, fraud, avarice, adultery and betrayal are all portrayed as the rhythm of jazz is pounded out. More information: www.auditoriodetenerife.com Carols and storytelling with hot chocolate is taking place in various areas from 17.30 – Tuesday 28th December, Buzanada, Wednesday 29th December, El Fraile, Tuesday 4th Cabo Blanco, 30th December - night shopping in Valle San Lorenzo From 20:00 hours to 23:00 hours the businesses will be offering for sale a selection of products with discount prices. Thursday, December 30 Adeje 19:00 to 21:00 Parade Musical Location: Calle Grande. 20:30 Fairy tales for adults and hot chocolate. Place. Biblioteca Canaria. Calle Grande. New Year’s eve Street entertainment with a grand finale of fireworks from 10pm. Plaza del Pescador - Centro Cultural de Los Cristianos Friday, December 31 - Adeje 23:30 pm END OF YEAR. WAMAMPY orchestras and La Fortaleza. Broadcast live on TVE Canarias. Location: San Sebastián (La Caleta). 2nd January 21:00 Centro Cultural Cultural Center, Los Cristianos Free admission with limited seating. The Board of Culture of the Municipality of Arona invites you to attend the 2011 New Year’s Concert, dedicated to issues of The Night of Broadway. Divertimenti Orchestra is made up of 20 professional musicians, mostly components of the OST, which apart from their work with the symphony orchestra, present performances from a diverse repertoire, with the aim of bringing the classical and popular music to different corners of the Canary Islands. 2nd – 4th January – Christmas Letters 17.00 – 19.00, in various locations Cultural Centre Los Cristianos Buzanada. Monday 3rd - El Fraile, Parque La Reina and Valle San Lorenzo.

Tuesday 4th - Las Galletas, La Camella, Arona and Guargacho (Urbanización Virgen del Carmen). 3rd January - night shopping in Las Galletas From 5pm until midnight El día 30 de diciembre, desde las 20:00 horas hasta las 23:00 horas los comercios de Valle San Lorenzo ponen a la venta una selección de productos con unos precios que parecerán de cuento. A whole host of activities will

be taking place, live theatre, workshops, musicians, activities for Children and much more. 3rd - 5th January – Antique Fair, Elkastillo Camino Largo, La Laguna, more information (www.elkastillo.com) 5th January - 2011 Kings Parade 19.15, free, Los Cristianos. Everyone is invited to visit the parade in Los Cristianos, if you’ve never been it is well worth it!

Wednesday, January 5th Adeje 10:00 am ADEJE CHARITY MARKET Place: Cruz del Llano (Adeje). 17:00 pm HELICOPTER ARRIVAL OF THE WISE MEN, and welcome ceremony. Location: Soccer Camp Adeje. 19:30 pm BIG Three Kings, with the presence of major children’s characters in film and television. Location: Calle Grande de Adeje.

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FULL CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR VIEWING 10 CHANNELS INCLUDING BBC, ITV, CHANNEL 4, CHANNEL FIVE SKY & SPORTS CHANNELS

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Festive Films CHRISTMAS EVE

Miracle on 34th Street 12:55pm - 3:00pm, ITV1

Cars 3:05pm - 4:55pm, BBC1

Scrooge 4:00pm - 5:45pm, Channel 5 Released in the US under Dickens’s original title, A Christmas Carol, this is easily the best screen version of the much loved yuletide tale. The ever-versatile Alastair Sim is impeccable as the miser who comes to see the error of his ways through the promptings of the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Michael Hordern makes a splendid Jacob Marley and Mervyn Johns a humble Bob Cratchit, while George Cole does well as the younger, carefree Scrooge. Beautifully designed by Ralph Brinton and directed with unexpected finesse by Brian Desmond Hurst, this is not to be missed.

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restored by an incredible journey to the North Pole on board a magical train. Forrest Gump director Robert Zemeckis’s fantasy adventure is undoubtedly technically impressive, thanks to the introduction of “Performance Capture” - a new type of CGI that transfers the live actions of actors into a digital format. The process enables star Tom Hanks to take on six different roles, from the young hero to Santa Claus himself. However, as a fast-moving life lesson about faith and hope, the film weaves sentimentality and gentle moralising into every scene. But, though the emotion feels contrived, that’s nothing compared to the flashy set pieces and meticulous detail, which do more to flaunt the technology than move along the story.

BOXING DAY Love Actually 10:15pm - 1:05am, ITV1

“Crocodile” Dundee 5:10pm - 6:55pm, Channel 4

CHRISTMAS DAY The Grinch 3:10pm - 5:00pm, ITV1

Edward Scissorhands 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Channel 4

The Polar Express 1:10pm - 3:00pm, ITV1 In this animated tale based on Chris Van Allsburg’s children’s book, a sceptical boy finds his belief in Father Christmas

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The Railway Children 12:15pm - 2:20pm, ITV1 Directed by Lionel Jeffries, this adaptation of E Nesbit’s much-loved novel is simply the finest children’s film ever made in this country. Told with quiet intelligence and wry humour, the story follows three Edwardian siblings as they relocate to Yorkshire with their mother (Dinah Sheridan), following their father’s wrongful arrest for treason. The narrative is essentially episodic. But the set pieces are equally memorable - whether it’s the prevention of a train wreck, the rescue of a schoolboy trapped in a tunnel, or the collection of birthday gifts for the proud but kindly stationmaster (winningly played by Bernard Cribbins). Sally Thomsett and Gary Warren are laudably spirited as Phyllis and Peter, but it’s Jenny

Agutter’s magnificent performance as Bobbie that stands out. It perfectly balances a child’s passion for adventure with a growing sense of responsibility as she comes to understand her family’s predicament.

MONDAY 27 DECEMBER There’s Something about Mary, 10:35pm - 12:50am,

Channel 4 Happy Feet 4:35pm - 6:30pm, ITV1 George Miller, the director and co-writer of Babe, does for penguins what he did for pigs in this fabulous Oscar-winning family adventure. Playing like “March of the Penguins: the Musical”, it combines jaw-dropping computer animation with contemporary and classic tunes to bring to life a simple but eloquent story of an outcast emperor penguin’s struggle for acceptance. Moral and ecological messages abound as avian cutie Mumble (voiced by Elijah Wood) hatches without the ability to sing - a terrible misfortune in an Antarctic community where penguin couples find their mate through song. What he can do however is tap dance brilliantly, leading to social rejection that prompts him to embark on an exciting quest to prove his worth. Every element of this heart-warming tale is delightful, from the astonishing visuals and imaginative Busby Berkeley-style song-and-dance numbers to the relentlessly paced (and occasionally scary) action sequences. The voice talent is also seriously classy, with Robin Williams (in dual roles) a highlight in a cast that also includes Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman as Mumble’s parents.

TUESDAY 28 DECEMBER

I Am Legend 9:00pm - 10:50pm, ITV1 Francis Lawrence (Constantine) directs this third big-screen version of Richard Matheson’s classic 1954 sci-fi tale (after The Last Man on Earth in 1964 and The Omega Man in 1971). Will Smith gives a convincing performance as a military scientist who is immune to a virus that turned most of humanity into vampire-like zombies. He effectively puts across the paranoid loneliness and sense of hope in the face of despair of a man who could be the last surviving human on Earth. However, the flashbacks, with epic scenes of Manhattan in chaos, sit awkwardly next to Smith’s attempts to cope with his isolation - such as conversing with shop dummies and working his way through every single DVD in the local rental shop. Some formulaic shocks, credibility-busting plot holes and unconvincing CGI monsters shift this apocalyptic chiller into B-movie territory. But there’s still an eerie charge in seeing familiar landmarks like Times Square transformed into desolate, overgrown wilderness.

cess of Pixar movies such as Toy Story and Monsters, Inc, a computer-animated feature needs to be extra special to really make a mark. It’s not good enough to be merely average, which is why this family comedy from DreamWorks the company behind the Shrek phenomenon - disappoints a little. A thinly disguised morality lesson, it tells the tale of a celebrity-obsessed fish (voiced by Will Smith) who masquerades as a shark-killing hero with the aid of a vegetarian great white (Jack Black). Overall, the film is entirely serviceable, kept buoyant by its irreverent humour and some adultfriendly movie skits. However, unlike its closest companion, Finding Nemo, it gives the underwater world a humanised slant, ignoring its natural magic. Instead, the sea life looks rather charmless, but there is a certain “wow” factor in the cleverness of the “car wash” scenes. Luckily, the voice casting shows more imagination, with Robert De Niro’s Mafioso shark and Martin Scorsese’s crooked puffer fish both delightfully memorable.

corporation. On a foray into Manhattan, he meets a florist called Vanessa (voiced by Renée Zellweger), and the pair strike up an inter-species friendship that is strictly forbidden in his world. From there the plot takes off in several directions, but the screenplay deftly treads the tightrope between keeping the kids amused and entertaining adults with some more topical gags. The supporting voice cast includes John Goodman as a lawyer and Chris Rock as a mosquito, while Ray Liotta and Sting (naturally) contribute fun cameos. Truly, the bee’s knees.

SUNDAY 02 JANUARY The Incredible Hulk 5:00pm - 7:00pm, ITV1

The Towering Inferno 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Channel 5

SATURDAY 01 JANUARY WEDS 29 DECEMBER The Lost World: Jurassic Park 4:10pm - 6:30pm, ITV1

Forgetting Sarah Marshall 9:45pm - 10:45pm, ITV1

MONDAY 03 JANUARY Three Men and a Baby 1:00pm - 3:00pm, Channel 4

Mary Poppins 4:05pm - 6:20pm, BBC1

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 5:05pm - 7:30pm, ITV1

Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me 8:05pm - 10:00pm, Channel 5

FRIDAY 31 DECEMBER The Sound of Music 3:30pm - 6:20pm, BBC1

ET the Extra-Terrestrial 2:40pm - 4:50pm, ITV1

Shark Tale 2:10pm - 3:30pm, BBC1 Thanks to the enormous suc-

Bee Movie 1:40pm - 3:00pm, BBC1 Nearly a decade after Antz and A Bug’s Life, this appealing animated adventure from DreamWorks proves there’s still plenty of mileage in computergenerated creepy-crawlies. Smart and sassy, it’s the first high-profile big-screen venture for comedian Jerry Seinfeld, who co-wrote the screenplay and provides the voice for the story’s hero, Barry B Benson. Young Barry is a honey bee from New Hive City who rebels against the prospect of a life spent toiling away for the Honex

The Matrix Reloaded 10:15pm - 12:35am, ITV1

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Christmas Eve 6:00am Breakfast 9:00am Horrible Histories: Horrible Christmas 9:30am The Slammer 10:00am Christmas Saturday Kitchen 11:30am The Santa Clause 2 1:10pm BBC News; Weather 1:25pm Regional News and Weather 1:35pm Only Fools and Horses 2:35pm Jimmy’s Food Factory 3:05pm Cars 4:55pm Shrek the Halls 5:15pm The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian 7:35pm 7:50pm 7:50pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 9:30pm 10:00pm

10:30pm 11:15pm

11:30pm 11:30pm 11:45pm 11:45pm

BBC News Weather BBC London News EastEnders My Family QI Have I Got News for You Christmas Special The Graham Norton Show The National Lottery: 25 Christmas Millionaires Weather BBC News Weatherview Midnight Mass

1:15am The Money Pit 2:40am The Record Review 3:00am BBC News 3:30am Click

6:00am Good Morning Sports Fans 7:00am Good Morning Sports Fans 8:00am Good Morning Sports Fans 9:00am Ringside 10:00am The Rugby Club 11:00am Premier League World 11:30am Football’s Greatest 12:00pm Darts 5:00pm Premier League World 5:30pm Football League Weekend 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 10:00pm 10:30pm 11:00pm

Premier League Preview Sky Sports News at Seven Super League Soccer Special Take It Like a Fan Premier League Preview Football League Weekend

6:00am The Large Family 6:10am Charlie and Lola 6:30am 64 Zoo Lane 6:45am Postman Pat 7:00am League of Super Evil 7:15am Sam & Mark’s Guide to Dodging Disaster 7:40am Little Howard’s Big Christmas Question 8:05am Eliot Kid 8:20am Pinky and Perky: It’s Christmaaaas! 8:35am Shaun the Sheep 8:45am Animal Park: Wild in Africa 9:30am Climbing Great Buildings 10:00am The Fox and the Child 11:30am Suspicion 1:05pm She Wore a Yellow Ribbon 2:45pm Mozart’s Don Giovanni from Glyndebourne 5:45pm Celebrity Eggheads 6:15pm 6:45pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 9:55pm 10:55pm

Dad’s Army Carols from King’s Edwardian Farm Whistle and I’ll Come to You The Many Faces of Alison Steadman Gavin & Stacey Christmas Special

6:00am Daybreak 8:30am Lorraine 9:25am This Morning: Christmas Crackers 10:40am Casper 12:30pm ITV News and Weather 12:45pm London News and Weather 12:55pm Miracle on 34th Street 3:00pm The Queen 4:55pm Countrywise at Christmas 5:55pm The Santa Files with John Sergeant 6:50pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm

The Worst Christmas of My Life

6:00am Best of Brainiac: Science Abuse 7:00am Malcolm in the Middle 8:00am Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather 10:00am Malcolm in the Middle 10:30am Malcolm in the Middle 11:00am Wayne Rooney’s Street Striker 12:00pm Football’s Greatest 12:30pm Football’s Greatest 1:00pm George and the Dragon 2:45pm Little Crackers 3:00pm The Simpsons 4:00pm Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather 6:00pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm 9:30pm

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Noel’s Christmas Presents 2010 Avatar Special Modern Family The Simpsons Little Crackers Andrew Stone’s Meaning of Christmas

6:00pm 7:40pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:05pm 10:40pm 11:15pm 11:50pm

10:00pm 11:55pm

ITV News and Weather Emmerdale Coronation Street You’ve Been Framed! Christmas Coronation Street Paul O’Grady’s Christmas

6:00am Sali Mali 6:05am The Treacle People 6:15am Yo Gabba Gabba 6:40am Freshly Squeezed 7:10am Frasier 7:35am According to Jim 8:00am Olive the Other Reindeer 9:00am Friends 9:30am Friends 10:00am The Simpsons 10:30am Cheryl Cole T4 Special 10:45am Glee 11:40am Jingle All the Way 1:20pm The Snowman 1:50pm Prep & Landing 2:20pm Celebrity Come Dine with Me 2:50pm Celebrity Come Dine with Me 3:25pm Celebrity Come Dine with Me 3:55pm Celebrity Come Dine with Me 4:25pm Celebrity Come Dine with Me 5:00pm Deal or No Deal: Scrooge or Santa

10:15pm

ITV News at Ten and Weather The Holiday

7:10am Total Wipeout USA 8:00am Top Gear 9:00am Top Gear 10:00am Robot Wars Extreme 11:00am Total Wipeout USA 12:00pm Top Gear 1:00pm Genius 1:40pm Have I Got News for You 2:20pm QI 3:00pm Robot Wars Extreme 4:00pm Top Gear 5:00pm Top Gear 6:00pm 7:00pm 7:40pm 8:20pm 9:00pm

Total Wipeout USA Have I Got News for You QI I’m Alan Partridge Mock the Week

11:40pm Mock the Week 12:20am Mock the Week 1:00am Mock the Week 1:40am Mock the Week 2:15am Chandon Pictures 3:00am Close

A Christmas Carol: the Musical Channel 4 News One Born at Christmas Peep Show & Tell Peep Show Peep Show Peep Show Chris Moyles’ Christmas Quiz Night

12:40am The Moonbird 12:55am Hero 2:35am King of the Hill 3:00am This Week’s 4Music Top 20 4:45am ER

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 Four Weddings 11:00am Four Weddings 12:00pm Four Weddings 1:00pm Four Weddings 2:00pm Four Weddings 3:00pm Four Weddings 4:00pm Four Weddings 5:00pm Four Weddings 6:00pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm

Four Weddings CSI: Miami Criminal Minds Criminal Minds CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 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 7:00am The WotWots 7:10am Thomas & Friends 8:15am Fifi and the Flowertots 8:30am Peppa Pig 8:40am Peppa Pig 8:45am Roary the Racing Car 8:55am Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom 9:10am Little Princess 9:25am Olivia 9:40am The Mr Men Show 10:00am K9 10:35am Penguin Adventure with Nigel Marven 11:05am Zoo Days 11:15am Zoo Days 11:45am Five News 11:55am I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus 1:40pm Neighbours 2:10pm Single Santa Seeks Mrs Claus 4:00pm Scrooge 5:45pm Neighbours

6:15pm 6:45pm 9:00pm

Monkey Life Last Action Hero Greatest Christmas TV Moments

6:10am Animal Park 7:00am Doctor Who 8:00am Doctor Who 9:00am Total Wipeout USA 9:55am Total Wipeout USA 10:50am Outtake TV 11:20am Outtake TV 11:55am My Family 1:00pm My Family 2:25pm The Little Polar Bear: the Mysterious Island 4:00pm Christmas with the Kranks 5:55pm Outtake TV 6:40pm 8:00pm

My Family Doctor Who

9:00pm 11:30pm

The Legend of Zorro Top of the Pops Christmas 2009

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Christmas Day 6:00am Breakfast 9:00am The Sarah Jane Adventures 9:50am Shaun the Sheep 10:00am Christmas Day Eucharist from Tewkesbury Abbey 11:00am The Santa Clause 3: the Escape Clause 12:25pm Madagascar 1:45pm BBC News and Weather 2:00pm Top of the Pops Christmas 3:00pm The Queen

3:10pm Shrek the Third 4:30pm The Gruffalo 5:00pm BBC News; Weather 5:10pm The One Ronnie 6:00pm 7:00pm

8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 10:30pm 10:45pm 10:50pm

Doctor Who Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special EastEnders The Royle Family Come Fly with Me BBC News On Christmas Night Starsky & Hutch

6:00am The Large Family 6:10am 3rd & Bird 6:30am Penelope 6:35am Something Special - A Christmas Special 7:00am Dani’s House 7:30am The Story of Tracy Beaker 7:45am What’s New Scooby-Doo? 8:05am Eliot Kid 8:20am Shaun the Sheep 8:30am Jinx 8:55am Animal Park 9:55am The Meerkats 11:15am Singin’ in the Rain 12:55pm The Man Who Would Be King 3:00pm Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Cinderella 5:00pm The Queen 5:10pm The Private Life of a Christmas Masterpiece: The Adoration of the Christ Child 6:00pm

6:55pm 8:00pm 8:35pm 9:20pm 10:45pm 11:15pm

Carols for Christmas Day: From Winchester Cathedral Top Gear Dad’s Army Blackadder’s Christmas Carol Swingin’ Christmas Miranda Have I Got a Bit More News for You Christmas Special

6:00am The Fluffy Club 7:25am Toonattik 8:05am The Little Polar Bear 9:25am Carols at Christmas 9:50am Family Film of the Decade 10:50am Santa Claus: the Movie 12:55pm ITV News and Weather 1:10pm The Polar Express 3:00pm The Queen 3:10pm The Grinch 5:00pm ITV News and Weather 5:15pm You’ve Been Framed! Christmas 6:00pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 11:00pm 11:15pm

Emmerdale Coronation Street All Star Family Fortunes Agatha Christie’s Poirot ITV News and Weather You, Me and Dupree

1:40am ITV News Headlines 1:40am Clockwise 3:05am Police Academy 4:40am ITV Nightscreen 5:55am ITV Morning News

6:00am Premier League Preview 6:30am Take It Like a Fan 7:00am Soccer Special 9:00am Premier League Preview 9:30am Take It Like a Fan 10:00am Soccer AM 12:00pm Soccer Special 2:00pm Netcrackers 2:30pm Take It Like a Fan 3:00pm Soccer AM 5:00pm Netcrackers 5:30pm Take It Like a Fan

6:00am Brainiac’s Test Tube Baby 7:00am So You Think You’re Safe? 8:00am 10 Minute Tales 10:00am Soccer AM 12:00pm Noel’s Christmas Presents 2010 1:30pm Avatar Special 2:00pm Andrew Stone’s Meaning of Christmas 2:30pm The Simpsons 3:00pm Got to Dance: Preview Show 3:10pm Louie Spence’s Christmas Message 3:30pm Louie Spence’s Showbusiness Christmas 4:30pm The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Special 5:00pm Making David Attenborough’s Flying Monsters

7:05am James May on the Moon 8:00am Top Gear 9:00am Top Gear 10:00am Robot Wars Extreme 11:00am James May on the Moon 12:00pm Top Gear 1:00pm Genius 1:40pm Have I Got News for You 2:20pm QI 3:00pm Robot Wars Extreme 4:00pm Top Gear 5:00pm Top Gear

6:00pm 6:30pm 8:00pm

AT this time of the year, we all start dusting down the record or CD collection, looking for those classic Christmas songs to set the seasonal mood. Well, there seems to be thousands of people every year who have either misplaced those old chestnuts, or never had them in the first place. Yet again, we have seen our best-loved festive songs reenter the UK singles and download charts, so what pulled our Christmas crackers in 2010? Here are favourites, bought by UK customers:. No8. John Lennon’s 1971

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Louie Spence’s Christmas Message The Simpsons Louie Spence’s Christmas Message

9:00pm 10:00pm

Edward Scissorhands One Born at Christmas Alan Carr: Tooth Fairy Live 4thought.tv Jamie’s Christmas Lock-In

12:10am Carrie 1:55am The Real Housewives of New Jersey 2:40am King of the Hill 3:00am Brothers & Sisters 3:50am ER 4:35am One Tree Hill 5:15am One Tree Hill

12:00am Being Ronnie Corbett 1:00am Top of the Pops 2 Christmas Special 2010 2:30am Close

Soccer Special Take It Like a Fan Netcrackers Monty’s Ryder Cup The Ashes Live

7:00pm

11:05pm 11:10pm

12:25am Weatherview 12:25am A Fish Called Wanda 2:15am BBC News 2:30am HARDtalk 3:00am BBC News

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

6:20am Famous Fred 6:45am Little Wolf’s Book of Badness 7:15am Friends 7:45am The Simpsons 8:15am Friends 8:50am The Muppet Christmas Carol 10:30am The Simpsons 11:00am Glee 12:00pm One Born at Christmas 1:00pm Scrooged 2:50pm One Born at Christmas 3:50pm Deal or No Deal: Scrooge or Santa 4:50pm One Born at Christmas 5:50pm Channel 4 News 5:55pm Come Dine with Me: Celebrity Christmas Special

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

James May on the Moon Have I Got News for You QI I’m Alan Partridge QI XL QI XL QI XL

12:00am QI XL 1:00am QI XL 1:55am QI XL 3:00am Close

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 Jenni Falconer’s Secret Santa 10:00am Criminal Minds 11:00am CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 12:00pm CSI: Miami 1:00pm Criminal Minds 2:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 3:00pm CSI: Miami 4:00pm Criminal Minds 5:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 6:00pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm

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

6:00am Peppa Pig 6:05am Roary the Racing Car 6:15am Fifi and the Flowertots 6:25am Fireman Sam Christmas Special 6:50am Rupert Bear 7:00am Mio Mao 7:05am The WotWots 7:20am Roobarb and Custard Too 7:25am Noddy Saves Christmas 7:55am The Milkshake! Show Christmas Special 8:25am Little Princess 8:50am Play! 8:55am Olivia 9:15am The Mr Men Show 9:30am George Shrinks 10:00am K9 10:35am Ice Road Truckers 11:30am The Gadget Show’s Christmas Stocking 12:30pm Mrs Miracle 2:30pm Meet the Santas 4:20pm 4:25pm 6:55pm 9:00pm

12:05am SuperCasino 4:05am Poker 4:55am The Family Recipe 5:00am Hana’s Helpline 5:10am The Milkshake! Show 5:35am Thomas & Friends 5:45am Roary the Racing Car

6:10am Animal Park 7:00am Doctor Who 7:55am Doctor Who 8:55am Strictly Come Dancing 10:15am Outtake TV 10:45am Christmas with the Kranks 12:40pm EastEnders Christmas Fall Outs 2:00pm EastEnders Feuds: The Beales v The Mitchells 3:00pm EastEnders Unveiled: A Weddings Special 4:00pm EastEnders Christmas Fall Outs 5:20pm Top of the Pops Christmas 2009 6:40pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 11:35pm

No6. Band Aid’s Do They Know it’s Christmas broke all records in 1984, selling one million copies in its first week. It remains in the top-three, biggest-selling songs in the UK ever, and will continue to re-enter the charts for years to come. No5. Wham! came in just behind Band Aid in the same year with Last Christmas, and it has re-charted seven times since. Nos 4 and 3. This year’s countdown sees Seventies Glam Rockers Slade and Wizzard almost neck and

neck. Back in 1973, they were locked in one of the biggest Christmas chart battles of all time, conquered eventually by Slades’ Merry Xmas Everybody. Roy Wood’s Wizzard have got their own back this year by edging slightly ahead with I Wish it Could Be Christmas Every Day. Both songs will forever remain firm British favourites. No2. The biggest-selling female Christmas song of all time is 1994’s All I Want For Christmas Is You. Mariah Carey wrote the song to con-

My Family Doctor Who Spider-Man 2 Top of the Pops Christmas 2009

12:55am EastEnders Unveiled: A Weddings Special

Our dusty classics never fade anti-Vietnam song Merry Xmas (War is Over) made No4 when first released, interestingly selling less than Imagine that Christmas. Since then the peace anthem has reentered the chart several times, most notably after Lennon’s assassination in December 1980 peaking at No2. No7. Shakin Stevens topped the Christmas charts in 1985 Merry Christmas with Everyone. It has made this list every time for the last six years, since the introduction of download singles.

Five News The Remains of the Day Stranger than Fiction Greatest Christmas Adverts

trast with the more traditional songs on her Merry Christmas album. All the other songs from it have faded into obscurity since, butAll I Want became one of the best-selling top-20 songs of the 20th century. No1. This year’s top-selling Yuletide ditty is again Fairytale of New York. The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl seemed to capture fun and emotion in this 1987 Celtic folk song. Despite never reaching No1 in the UK, it has charted repeatedly at this of year. However, just watch at

the Christmas party because, after all these years, no-one knows all the words! Incidentally, Stacey Solomon and Shaun Ryder are to record a version of the Fairytale classic according to reports. Sean mentioned plans to “meddle” with the track, but it looks as though he will now duet with his “I’m A Celebrity” co-star and series winner, Stacey. “We probably shouldn’t because the original is so good,” said Happy Mondays man Ryder. “But you can’t help meddling.” Source: http://www.theofficialcharts.com/singles-chart By Liam O’Reilly

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Boxing Day 6:00am Breakfast 9:00am CBeebies Christmas Panto 2010: Aladdin 9:30am Grandpa in My Pocket - A Christmas Special 9:45am Who Framed Roger Rabbit 11:20am BBC News and Weather 11:25am SPYkids 12:50pm The Ant Bully 2:10pm Over the Hedge 3:25pm Enchanted 5:05pm BBC News; Regional News and Weather 5:15pm Songs of Praise 6:00pm

Nigel Slater’s Christmas Suppers

6:00am Charlie and Lola 6:10am Postman Pat’s Magic Christmas 6:35am Buzz and Tell 6:45am Gigglebiz - A Christmas Special 7:00am League of Super Evil 7:15am Deadly 60 7:45am Bear Behaving Badly 8:05am Eliot Kid 8:20am Shaun the Sheep 8:25am My Almost Famous Family 8:55am Kiss Me Kate 10:40am Wild China 11:40am Who Do You Think You Are? 12:40pm Anchors Aweigh 2:55pm We Dive at Dawn 4:30pm Final Score 5:20pm The Red Baron 7:00pm 8:00pm 9:15pm

6:30pm 7:30pm 8:30pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 10:15pm 11:45pm

Countryfile Antiques Roadshow EastEnders Upstairs Downstairs BBC News and Weather Match of the Day The Football League Show

10:45pm

Oz and Hugh Raise the Bar Top Gear When Harvey Met Bob Live Aid

6:00am The Fluffy Club 7:25am Toonattik 9:25am You’ve Been Framed! Christmas 10:10am Jack Frost 12:05pm ITV News and Weather 12:15pm The Railway Children 2:20pm From Time to Time 4:10pm Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 6:15pm 6:20pm

8:30pm 9:00pm

6:00am The Ashes Live 8:00am Live Test Cricket 11:30am Live Super Sunday 2:30pm Soccer Special 5:15pm Live Super Sunday 7:55pm

8:25pm 10:15pm 10:45pm 11:00pm

Football’s Greatest

Football First Football’s Greatest Sky Sports Classics The Ashes Live

6:55pm 10:00pm

11:05pm

10:15pm 1:05am Weatherview 1:05am Iron Eagle 3:00am BBC News 3:30am The Record Europe 4:00am BBC News 4:30am HARDtalk 5:00am The World Today 5:30am World Business Report

ITV News and Weather The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Harry Hill’s Best of Christmas TV Burp Benidorm

6:00am Sali Mali 6:05am The Treacle People 6:15am Planet Cook 6:35am Rugrats Go Wild 7:55am The Morning Line 8:50am Hollyoaks 11:20am The Simpsons 11:45am Beyonce: I Am - World Tour 12:45pm Jamie’s Best Ever Christmas 1:45pm Channel 4 Racing 3:55pm Deal or No Deal: Scrooge or Santa 5:00pm Channel 4 News 5:05pm 4thought.tv 5:10pm “Crocodile” Dundee

12:15am The Goodies 12:45am Medium 1:25am Medium 2:10am BBC News 2:30am Dateline London 3:00am Close

6:00am Hour of Power 7:00am Vet Adventures 8:00am Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather 10:00am WWE Superstars 11:00am WWE: Experience 12:00pm Futurama 12:30pm Futurama 1:00pm Modern Family 1:30pm Modern Family 2:00pm Modern Family 2:30pm Noel’s Christmas Presents 2010 4:00pm Got to Dance: Preview Show 5:00pm The Simpsons 5:30pm The Simpsons 6:00pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm 9:30pm 10:00pm 11:00pm

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The Middle The Simpsons The Middle The Middle The Simpsons The Simpsons An Idiot Abroad A League of Their Own: Best of

Love Actually

1:05am ITV News Headlines 1:05am Paul O’Grady’s Christmas 2:05am Idlewild 4:05am ITV Nightscreen 5:55am ITV Morning News

7:10am Total Wipeout USA 8:00am Top Gear 9:00am Top Gear 10:00am Robot Wars Extreme 11:00am Total Wipeout USA 12:00pm Top Gear 1:00pm Genius 1:40pm Have I Got News for You 2:20pm QI 3:00pm Robot Wars Extreme 4:00pm Top Gear 5:00pm Top Gear 6:00pm 7:00pm 7:40pm 8:20pm 9:00pm

Total Wipeout USA Have I Got News for You QI I’m Alan Partridge Have I Got a Bit More News for You

12:00am Have I Got a Bit More News for You 1:00am Have I Got a Bit More News for You 1:50am Have I Got a Bit More News for You

100 Greatest Toys with Jonathan Ross Alan Carr: Chatty Man

Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge and Other Less Successful Characters

12:05am 8 Out of 10 Cats Christmas Special 1:00am American Football Live 4:45am ER 5:30am One Tree Hill

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 Celebrity Four Weddings 10:00am Four Weddings 11:00am Four Weddings 12:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2:00pm CSI: Miami 3:00pm Criminal Minds 4:00pm An All Dogs Christmas Carol 5:30pm Will & Grace 6:00pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm

I Am Alex Reid CSI: Miami CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Criminal Minds Criminal Minds Criminal Minds

6:00am Peppa Pig 6:05am Roary the Racing Car 6:15am Fifi and the Flowertots 6:25am Fireman Sam 6:35am Rupert Bear 6:45am Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Friends 7:00am Mio Mao 7:05am The WotWots 7:20am Roobarb and Custard Too 7:25am Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs 7:40am Make Way for Noddy 7:50am Mist: Sheepdog Tales 8:00am Little Princess 8:15am The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 8:30am Family! 8:45am Funky Christmas Special 9:00am Olivia 9:15am The Mr Men Show 9:30am George Shrinks 10:00am iCarly 10:35am True Jackson, VP 11:10am K9 11:45am Animal Rescue Squad 12:05pm Zoo Days 12:35pm Behold a Pale Horse 2:50pm Five News 3:00pm High Society 5:10pm Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 6:40pm 7:55pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:45pm

Top of the Pops Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? Out for a Kill America’s Toughest Prisons

12:45am SuperCasino

6:05am Outtake TV 6:45am Doctor Who 7:45am Doctor Who 8:45am Tarrant Lets the Kids Loose 9:40am Top of the Pops Christmas 2009 11:00am My Family 12:20pm Doctor Who 1:25pm Doctor Who 2:25pm Doctor Who 3:25pm Doctor Who 4:25pm Doctor Who 5:25pm Doctor Who 6:25pm

Spider-Man 2

9:00pm

Superman Returns

12:00am Stealth 2:20am Bait Car 3:00am Close

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Monday 27th December 6:00am Breakfast 7:30am Match of the Day 9:00am The Sarah Jane Adventures 9:25am Richard Hammond’s Blast Lab: The Experiments 9:25am The Slammer 10:00am SPYkids 2: the Island of Lost Dreams 11:40am EastEnders 1:40pm BBC News 1:45pm Regional News and Weather 1:55pm EastEnders 3:25pm The Incredibles 5:10pm Weather 5:10pm BBC News 5:40pm The Impressions Show with Culshaw and Stephenson 6:10pm 6:30pm 6:30pm 7:10pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 10:20pm 10:25pm 10:55pm 11:40pm 11:40pm

Halcyon River Diaries Weather BBC London News Casualty EastEnders Celebrity Mastermind Upstairs Downstairs BBC News Regional News and Weather A Question of Sport The Graham Norton Show Weatherview Wild Hogs

6:00am Bob the Builder: Project Build It 6:10am Pingu 6:35am Zingzillas 7:00am League of Super Evil 7:15am Deadly 60 7:40am Bear Behaving Badly 8:05am Eliot Kid 8:20am Shaun the Sheep 8:30am Animal Park 9:15am Great British Railway Journeys 9:45am Indian Hill Railways 10:45am Wild China 11:45am Who Do You Think You Are? 12:45pm Live Horse Racing 3:00pm Coast 3:10pm Flog It! 3:40pm Hidalgo 5:45pm James May’s Top Toys 6:45pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm 11:30pm

Top Gear Three Men Go to Scotland Oz and Hugh Raise the Bar Charlie Brooker’s 2010 Wipe Never Mind the Buzzcocks The Goodies

12:00am Grumpy Guide to Christmas 1:00am Medium 1:40am Medium 2:20am BBC News 2:30am The Record 3:00am BBC News 3:30am Victoria Derbyshire Interviews 4:00am BBC News 4:20am Close

6:00am The Fluffy Club 7:00am Daybreak 8:30am Lorraine 9:25am Coronation Street 12:15pm You’ve Been Framed! 12:45pm ITV News and Weather 12:50pm London News and Weather 12:55pm Midsomer Murders 3:00pm March of the Penguins 4:35pm Happy Feet 6:30pm 6:30pm 6:45pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm 11:00pm 11:14pm 11:15pm

Weather London Tonight ITV News and Weather Emmerdale Coronation Street You’ve Been Framed! Coronation Street Agatha Christie’s Marple ITV News and Weather London Weather Benidorm

12:30am ITV News Headlines 12:30am Premiership Rugby Union 1:20am Surface 2:10am Surface 2:55am ITV Nightscreen 5:55am ITV Morning News

1:20am The Apprentice 2:20am Holby City 3:20am The Big Silence 4:20am BBC News

6:00am The Ashes Live 8:00am Live Test Cricket 11:00am Soccer Extra 1:00pm Live Darts 5:00pm Super League 5:30pm Goles Y Goles Y Goles 6:00pm 7:00pm 10:30pm 11:00pm

The Ashes Highlights Live Monday Night Football SPL Round-Up The Ashes Live

6:00am Best of Brainiac: Science Abuse 7:00am Malcolm in the Middle 8:00am Dazzle 9:45am Bite Size Brainiac 10:00am Malcolm in the Middle 10:30am Malcolm in the Middle 11:00am Noel’s Christmas Presents 2010 12:30pm Tron Special 1:00pm Got to Dance: Preview Show 2:00pm Best of Oops TV 3:00pm The Librarian: Quest for the Spear 4:50pm Got to Dance: Preview Show 5:00pm Scooby-Doo 6:40pm 6:50pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm

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Got to Dance: Preview Show Fantastic Mr Fox Special The Simpsons Modern Family The Simpsons Fat Families

7:10am Total Wipeout USA 8:00am Top Gear 9:00am Top Gear 10:00am Robot Wars Extreme 11:00am Dragons’ Den 12:00pm Top Gear 1:00pm Seaside Rescue 1:40pm Have I Got News for You 2:20pm QI 3:00pm Robot Wars Extreme 4:00pm Top Gear 5:00pm Top Gear 6:00pm 7:00pm 7:40pm 8:20pm 9:00pm

10:40pm

Total Wipeout USA Have I Got News for You QI I’m Alan Partridge Al Murray: The Pub Landlord - Live at the Palladium Al Murray: A Glass of White Wine for the Lady

6:10am World Sport 6:35am Sailing 7:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 7:25am Frasier 7:50am According to Jim 8:20am Friends 8:50am Ugly Betty 9:45am Friends 10:15am The Simpsons 10:45am Ugly Betty 11:40am The Simpsons 12:15pm Benji the Hunted 1:55pm Ladyhawke 4:10pm Deal or No Deal: Scrooge or Santa 5:00pm Celebrity Come Dine with Me 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:05pm 7:10pm 9:00pm 10:00pm

10:35pm

The Simpsons Hollyoaks Channel 4 News 4thought.tv Porridge Lee Evans: Access All Arenas Lee Evans: Up Close

There’s Something about Mary

12:50am Premier League Poker 1:45am The Real Housewives of New Jersey 2:30am King of the Hill 2:55am King of the Hill 3:15am Fathom 4:55am ER 5:40am One Tree Hill

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 Four Weddings 10:00am An All Dogs Christmas Carol 11:30am Will & Grace 12:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2:00pm CSI: Miami 3:00pm Criminal Minds 4:00pm The Curse of the Pink Panther 6:15pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm

Celebs 24/7 Will & Grace CSI: Miami 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 6:55am Mio Mao 7:00am The WotWots 7:10am Castle Farm 7:15am The Mr Men Show 7:30am Thomas & Friends 7:45am Noddy in Toyland 8:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 8:10am Funky Valley 8:15am Peppa Pig 8:20am Peppa Pig 8:30am Bert and Ernie’s Great Adventures 8:35am Roary the Racing Car 8:45am Hana’s Helpline 8:55am Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom 9:10am Castle Farm 9:15am Little Princess 9:25am Olivia 9:45am The Mr Men Show 10:00am K9 10:35am Panda Week with Nigel Marven 11:05am Zoo Days 11:35am Ice Road Truckers 12:35pm Five News 12:40pm Top of the Pops 2:00pm Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? 3:00pm Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em 4:00pm Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers 5:05pm Rooster Cogburn 7:05pm 7:05pm 8:00pm 9:00pm

Five News Update Cowboy Builders There’s a Hippo in My House Greatest Christmas TV Moments

6:00am Animal Park 7:00am Doctor Who 8:00am Doctor Who 9:00am Tarrant Lets the Kids Loose 10:00am Total Wipeout USA 11:00am Total Wipeout USA 12:00pm Outtake TV 12:30pm Doctor Who 1:30pm Doctor Who 2:30pm Doctor Who 3:30pm Stealth 5:50pm Superman Returns 9:00pm 10:45pm

Superman IV: the Quest for Peace Troy

1:55am Commercial Breakdown 2:15am Commercial Breakdown 2:40am Rex the Runt 3:00am Close

24 December 2010 - 06 January 2011


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Tuesday 28th December 6:00am Breakfast 9:00am The Sarah Jane Adventures 9:25am Deadly 60 Bite Size 9:25am The Slammer 10:10am SPYkids 3: Game Over 11:25am Return to Never Land 12:30pm Just William 1:00pm BBC News 1:05pm Regional News and Weather 1:15pm Wallace & Gromit: A Grand Day Out 1:40pm Doctor Who 2:40pm Robbie the Reindeer in Close Encounters of the Herd Kind 3:10pm Chicken Run 4:30pm Final Score 5:25pm Countryfile Winter Special 6:20pm 6:20pm 6:50pm 6:50pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 10:15pm 10:25pm 11:10pm 11:10pm

Weather BBC News Weather BBC London News Celebrity Mastermind EastEnders Holby City Upstairs Downstairs BBC News Regional News and Weather Live at the Apollo Weatherview Blades of Glory

12:45am Highgrove: Alan Meets Prince Charles 1:45am Upstairs Downstairs 2:45am The Meerkats 4:05am BBC News

6:00am The Ashes Live 8:00am Live Test Cricket 12:00pm Live Football League 2:30pm Soccer Special 5:15pm Live Football Special 7:30pm 10:30pm

Live Football Special The Ashes Live

6:00am The Pingu Show 6:10am Timmy Time 6:20am Louie 6:30am Charlie and Lola 6:40am Postman Pat 7:00am League of Super Evil 7:15am Deadly 60 7:40am Bear Behaving Badly 8:05am Eliot Kid 8:15am Shaun the Sheep 8:25am Shaun the Sheep 8:35am Great British Railway Journeys 9:05am Indian Hill Railways 10:05am Wild China 11:05am Who Do You Think You Are? 12:05pm Victorian Farm Christmas 1:05pm The Fall of the Roman Empire 4:00pm Escape to the Country 5:00pm The Indian Doctor 5:45pm Weakest Link 6:30pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm

Miss Potter Funny Turns: Penelope Keith The Good Life All About The Good Life Giles & Sue Live The Good Life 2010 Unwrapped with Miranda Hart

12:00am The Goodies 12:30am Medium 1:10am Medium 1:55am ABC World News with Diane Sawyer 2:00am BBC News 2:30am The Record 3:00am BBC News 3:30am Reporters 4:00am BBC News 4:05am Close

6:00am The Fluffy Club 7:00am Daybreak 8:30am Lorraine 9:25am The Unforgettable Terry Scott 9:55am Joanna Lumley’s Nile 10:55am Agatha Christie’s Thirteen at Dinner 12:55pm ITV News and Weather 1:00pm London News and Weather 1:05pm Midsomer Murders 2:40pm ET the Extra-Terrestrial 4:50pm Robots 6:30pm 6:30pm 6:45pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:50pm 11:04pm 11:05pm

Weather London Tonight ITV News and Weather Emmerdale River Monsters Smile: That Was Candid Camera I Am Legend ITV News and Weather London Weather The Break-Up

1:00am ITV News Headlines 1:00am A Shock to the System 2:30am The Rockford Files 3:25am ITV Nightscreen 5:55am ITV Morning News

6:25am Sali Mali 6:30am Planet Cook 6:50am Yo Gabba Gabba 7:15am Everybody Loves Raymond 7:40am Frasier 8:00am According to Jim 8:30am Friends 9:00am 4Music Favourites: Paloma Faith 9:30am Shooting Nicole Scherzinger 10:00am Friends 10:30am The Simpsons 11:00am Glee 12:00pm Explorers 2:05pm “Crocodile” Dundee II 4:10pm Deal or No Deal: Scrooge or Santa 5:00pm Celebrity Come Dine with Me 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:10pm 7:15pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 10:35pm 11:05pm 11:40pm

The Simpsons Hollyoaks Channel 4 News 4thought.tv One Born at Christmas The Miracle Baby of Haiti Frankie Boyle’s Tramadol Nights The Morgana Show Peep Show The Big Bang Theory

12:10am The Crush 1:15am Beach Volleyball 2:05am KOTV Boxing Weekly 2:35am World Sport 3:00am The Cat Returns 4:20am ER 5:05am Deadliest Catch 5:55am Planet Cook

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 The WotWots 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 8:25am Peppa Pig 8:30am Bert and Ernie’s Great Adventures 8:35am Roary the Racing Car 8:45am Hana’s Helpline 8:55am Igam Ogam 9:05am Castle Farm 9:10am Little Princess 9:30am Olivia 9:45am The Mr Men Show 10:00am K9 10:35am Panda Week with Nigel Marven 11:05am Ice Road Truckers 12:05pm Five News 12:15pm How to Hook Up Your Home Theatre 12:20pm The Winslow Boy 2:20pm David Copperfield 6:05pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 11:00pm

Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers Five News Update Cowboy Builders Greatest Christmas Adverts Red Corner

1:20am SuperCasino

6:00am Best of Brainiac: Science Abuse 7:00am Malcolm in the Middle 8:00am The Librarian: Quest for the Spear 9:50am Got to Dance: Preview Show 10:00am Malcolm in the Middle 11:00am Scooby-Doo 12:40pm Bite Size Brainiac 1:00pm UK Border Force 2:00pm Best of Oops TV 3:00pm The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines 4:50pm Got to Dance: Preview Show 5:00pm The Simpsons 6:00pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm

24 December 2010 - 06 January 2011

The Middle The Simpsons Modern Family The Simpsons A League of Their Own: Unseen An Idiot Abroad A League of Their Own

7:10am Total Wipeout USA 8:00am Top Gear 9:00am Top Gear 10:00am Robot Wars Extreme 11:00am Dragons’ Den 12:00pm Top Gear 1:00pm Seaside Rescue 1:40pm Have I Got News for You 2:20pm QI 3:00pm Robot Wars Extreme 4:00pm Top Gear 5:00pm Top Gear 6:00pm 7:00pm 7:40pm 8:20pm 9:00pm 9:40pm 10:20pm 11:00pm 11:40pm

Total Wipeout USA Seaside Rescue Have I Got News for You QI Mock the Week Mock the Week Mock the Week Mock the Week Mock the Week

2:15am Argumental 3:00am Close

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 Four Weddings 10:00am The Curse of the Pink Panther 12:15pm Celebs 24/7 12:30pm Will & Grace 1:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2:00pm CSI: Miami 3:00pm Criminal Minds 4:00pm Mannequin 5:50pm Celebs 24/7 6:00pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm

Robbie Williams’ Crazy 2010 CSI: Miami CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Criminal Minds Criminal Minds Criminal Minds

6:00am Animal Park 7:00am Doctor Who 8:00am Doctor Who 9:00am Tarrant Lets the Kids Loose 10:00am Total Wipeout USA 11:00am Total Wipeout USA 11:55am My Family 12:35pm My Family 1:15pm Doctor Who 2:15pm Superman IV: the Quest for Peace 4:00pm The Karate Kid 6:40pm 7:20pm 8:00pm 9:00pm

My Family My Family Doctor Who Troy

12:05am The Last Samurai 3:00am Close

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Wednesday 29th December 6:00am Breakfast 9:00am The Sarah Jane Adventures 9:30am OOglies 9:45am A Goofy Movie 10:55am Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco 12:20pm Just William 12:50pm BBC News 12:55pm Regional News and Weather 1:05pm Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave 1:35pm Doctor Who 2:50pm Flushed Away 4:05pm Mary Poppins 6:20pm 6:20pm 6:50pm 6:50pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 10:20pm 10:25pm

10:35pm 10:35pm 11:45pm 11:45pm

Weather BBC News Weather BBC London News Celebrity Mastermind Dig 1940 Polar Bear: Spy on the Ice Rock & Chips BBC News Regional News and Weather The National Lottery Wednesday Night Draws National Lottery Update Match of the Day Weatherview Hard Rain

1:20am Countryfile 2:15am Whistle and I’ll Come to You

6:00am The Ashes Live 8:00am Live Test Cricket 1:00pm Live Darts 5:00pm The Ashes Highlights 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 10:00pm

Super League Goles Y Goles Y Goles Netbusters Live Football Special Football Special

6:00am The Pingu Show 6:10am Timmy Time 6:20am Louie 6:30am Harry and Toto 6:40am Postman Pat 7:00am League of Super Evil 7:15am Deadly 60 7:40am Bear Behaving Badly 8:05am Eliot Kid 8:20am Shaun the Sheep 8:30am Great British Railway Journeys 9:00am Indian Hill Railways 10:00am Wild China 11:00am Who Do You Think You Are? 12:00pm Victorian Farm Christmas 1:00pm Cromwell 3:15pm Coast 3:30pm The Indian Doctor 4:15pm Weakest Link 5:00pm Strictly Ballroom 6:30pm

8:00pm

9:00pm 10:30pm 11:15pm 11:50pm

12:50am Medium 1:35am Medium 2:15am BBC News 2:30am The Record 3:00am BBC News 3:30am Click 4:00am BBC News 4:10am Close

6:00am Best of Brainiac: Science Abuse 7:00am 7:30am Malcolm in the Middle 8:00am The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines 9:50am Got to Dance: Preview Show 10:00am Malcolm in the Middle 11:00am Emergency Animal Rescue 12:00pm Road Wars 1:00pm UK Border Force 2:00pm Best of Oops TV 3:00pm The Librarian: the Curse of the Judas Chalice 4:50pm Got to Dance 2: Preview Show 5:00pm The Simpsons 6:00pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm

11:00pm

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The Ashes Live

Springwatch / Autumnwatch Christmas Special Les Mis at 25: Matt Lucas Dreams the Dream Arena: Rolf Harris Paints His Dream QI XL The Goodies Andy Parsons: Britain’s Got Idiots

The Middle The Simpsons Modern Family The Simpsons Louie Spence’s Showbusiness Christmas

6:00am Daybreak 8:30am Lorraine 9:25am The Unforgettable Harry Secombe 10:25am Joanna Lumley’s Nile 11:25am Agatha Christie’s Dead Man’s Folly 1:25pm ITV News and Weather 1:45pm London News and Weather 2:05pm Oliver Twist 4:10pm The Lost World: Jurassic Park 6:30pm 6:30pm 6:45pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 8:00pm

Weather London Tonight ITV News and Weather Emmerdale The Lakes Agatha Christie’s Marple

6:15am Wilde Stories 6:45am Yo Gabba Gabba 7:10am Everybody Loves Raymond 7:30am Frasier 7:55am According to Jim 8:25am Friends 8:55am The Hollyoaks Music Show 9:25am Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1: T4 Movie Special 10:00am Friends 10:25am The Simpsons 11:00am Glee 11:55am An American Tail 1:25pm River Cottage Bites 1:35pm Zulu 4:10pm Deal or No Deal: Scrooge or Santa 5:00pm Come Dine with Me: Coronation Street Special 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:10pm 9:00pm

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

ITV News at Ten and Weather London News and Weather ITV News Headlines Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous

12:40am Sweeney! 2:20am The Jeremy Kyle Show 3:15am ITV Nightscreen 5:55am ITV Morning News

7:10am Total Wipeout USA 8:00am Top Gear 9:00am Top Gear 10:00am Robot Wars Extreme 11:00am Total Wipeout USA 12:00pm Top Gear 1:00pm Seaside Rescue 1:40pm Have I Got News for You 2:20pm QI 3:00pm Robot Wars Extreme 4:00pm Top Gear 5:00pm Top Gear 6:00pm 7:00pm 9:00pm 9:40pm 10:20pm

Total Wipeout USA Blackadder: The Whole Rotten Saga Blackadder II Fawlty Towers Fawlty Towers - Reopened

12:20am Blackadder: The Whole Rotten Saga 2:10am Lead Balloon 3:00am Close

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

The Simpsons Hollyoaks Channel 4 News Cheaper by the Dozen 2 The House That Made Me Peep Show Frankie Boyle’s Tramadol Nights 4thought.tv Jason Manford: Live

12:10am The Family Stone 2:00am The Real Housewives of New Jersey 2:45am The Real Housewives of New Jersey 3:30am King of the Hill 3:55am King of the Hill 4:20am ER 5:05am Hill Street Blues

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 Four Weddings 10:00am Mannequin 11:50am Celebs 24/7 12:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2:00pm CSI: Miami 3:00pm Criminal Minds 4:00pm Thunderpants 5:50pm Celebs 24/7 6:00pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm

The Beckhams’ Crazy 2010 CSI: Miami CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Criminal Minds Criminal Minds 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 The WotWots 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 8:25am Peppa Pig 8:35am Roary the Racing Car 8:45am Hana’s Helpline 8:55am Igam Ogam 9:10am Little Princess 9:25am Olivia 9:45am The Mr Men Show 10:00am K9 10:35am Panda Week with Nigel Marven 11:05am Ice Road Truckers 12:05pm Five News 12:15pm Mickey Mouse: Lonesome Ghost 12:20pm Rooster Cogburn 2:25pm Doctor Zhivago 6:05pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 8:00pm

9:00pm

Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers Five News Update Cowboy Builders Five News at 9 Cheryl Cole: Where Did It All Go Right and Wrong? Most Shocking Celebrity Moments 2010

6:00am Animal Park 7:00am Doctor Who 8:00am Doctor Who 9:00am The Bill 10:00am The Bill 11:00am Casualty 12:00pm Outtake TV 12:30pm Doctor Who 1:30pm The Karate Kid 4:00pm The Karate Kid Part II 6:10pm 6:40pm 7:20pm 8:00pm 9:00pm

Outtake TV My Family My Family Doctor Who The Last Samurai

12:00am Traffic Cops 1:05am Outtake TV 1:40am Commercial Breakdown 2:05am Commercial Breakdown 2:30am Bait Car 3:00am Close

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Thursday 30th December 6:00am Breakfast 9:00am The Sarah Jane Adventures 9:25am Diddy Dick & Dom 9:25am The Slammer 10:00am Antz 11:20am Bridge to Terabithia 12:50pm Just William 1:20pm BBC News 1:30pm Regional News and Weather 1:40pm Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers 2:10pm Doctor Who 3:10pm 102 Dalmatians 4:45pm Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events 6:20pm 6:20pm 6:50pm 6:50pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:30pm 10:45pm 10:55pm 11:55pm 11:55pm

Weather BBC News Weather BBC London News Celebrity Mastermind EastEnders DIY SOS: The Big Build - Littlehampton Toast BBC News Regional News and Weather Sport Relief 2010 The Final Score Skiing Weatherview Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

1:35am When Harvey Met Bob 3:05am Upstairs Downstairs 4:05am BBC News

6:00am The Ashes Live 8:00am Live Test Cricket 1:00pm Live Darts 5:00pm The Ashes Highlights 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm

11:00pm

Netbusters Premier League World Live Darts

Ringside

12:00am The Rugby Club The Ashes Highlights International Twenty20 4:00am Test Cricket Premier League Review

1:00am 3:00am Cricket 5:00am

6:00am The Pingu Show 6:10am Timmy Time 6:20am Louie 6:30am Guess with Jess 6:40am Postman Pat 7:00am League of Super Evil 7:15am Deadly 60 7:40am Bear Behaving Badly 8:05am Eliot Kid 8:15am Shaun the Sheep 8:25am Great British Railway Journeys 8:55am Bombay Railway 9:55am Wild China 10:55am Who Do You Think You Are? 11:55am Victorian Farm Christmas 12:55pm Dances with Wolves 3:45pm Flog It! 4:30pm Escape to the Country 5:30pm The Indian Doctor 6:15pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 9:30pm 10:00pm 10:30pm 11:00pm

Weakest Link Coast Three Men Go to Scotland The Rob Brydon Show Never Mind the Buzzcocks Shooting Stars Mock the Week Rich Hall: Hell No I Ain’t Happy

12:00am The Goodies 12:30am Medium 1:10am Medium 1:55am ABC World News with Diane Sawyer 2:00am BBC News 2:30am The Record 3:00am BBC News 3:30am Our World 4:00am BBC News 4:05am Close

6:00am Best of Brainiac: Science Abuse 7:00am Malcolm in the Middle 8:00am The Librarian: the Curse of the Judas Chalice 9:50am Got to Dance: Preview Show 10:00am Malcolm in the Middle 11:00am Emergency Animal Rescue 11:30am Emergency Animal Rescue 1:00pm UK Border Force 2:00pm Best of Oops TV 3:00pm Merlin the Return 4:45pm Little Crackers 5:00pm The Simpsons 6:00pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm

24 December 2010 - 06 January 2011

The Middle The Simpsons Modern Family The Simpsons Top Fat Families An Idiot Abroad A League of Their Own

6:00am Daybreak 8:30am Lorraine 9:25am The Unforgettable Bob Monkhouse 10:25am Joanna Lumley’s Nile 11:25am Agatha Christie’s Murder in Three Acts 1:25pm ITV News and Weather 1:35pm London News and Weather 1:45pm Smile: That Was Candid Camera 2:45pm Oliver Twist 4:50pm Jurassic Park III

6:20am Wilde Stories 6:50am Yo Gabba Gabba 7:15am Everybody Loves Raymond 7:40am Frasier 8:05am According to Jim 8:30am Friends 9:00am The 4Music Video Honours: Top 20 10:00am Friends 10:30am The Simpsons 11:00am Glee 11:55am Inspector Gadget 1:25pm River Cottage Bites 1:40pm True Grit 4:10pm Deal or No Deal: Scrooge or Santa 5:00pm Celebrity Come Dine with Me 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:10pm 7:55pm

6:30pm 6:45pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 10:30pm 10:35pm

London Tonight ITV News Emmerdale Cheetah Kingdom Emmerdale Coronation Street Ad of the Year ITV News at Ten and Weather London News X2

12:55am ITV News Headlines 12:55am House of Wax 2:50am Surface 3:35am ITV Nightscreen 5:55am ITV Morning News

7:10am Total Wipeout USA 8:00am Top Gear 9:00am Top Gear 10:00am Robot Wars Extreme 11:00am Total Wipeout USA 12:00pm Top Gear 1:00pm Seaside Rescue 1:40pm Have I Got News for You 2:20pm QI 3:00pm Robot Wars Extreme 4:00pm Seaside Rescue 4:30pm Top Gear 6:00pm 7:00pm 9:00pm 11:00pm

Total Wipeout USA Blackadder’s Most Cunning Moments Fawlty Towers - Reopened Fawlty Towers Exclusive: Basil’s Best Bits

1:00am Blackadder’s Most Cunning Moments 3:00am Close

8:55pm 10:30pm 11:30pm 11:35pm

The Simpsons Hollyoaks Channel 4 News Kirstie and Phil’s Embarrassing Bits Location, Location, Location: A Decade in Property Phil and Kirstie’s Homes for Heroes Bill Bailey: Tinselworm 4thought.tv Frankie Boyle’s Tramadol Nights

12:05am Frankie Boyle’s Tramadol Nights 12:40am The Album Chart Show Spotlight 1:10am The Real Housewives of New Jersey 1:55am The Real Housewives of New Jersey 2:40am King of the Hill

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 Four Weddings 10:00am Thunderpants 11:50am Celebs 24/7 12:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2:00pm CSI: Miami 3:00pm Criminal Minds 4:00pm Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle 6:00pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm

Cheryl Cole’s Crazy 2010 CSI: Miami CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Criminal Minds Criminal Minds 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 7:00am The WotWots 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 8:25am Peppa Pig 8:35am Roary the Racing Car 8:45am Hana’s Helpline 8:55am Igam Ogam 9:10am Little Princess 9:25am Olivia 9:45am The Mr Men Show 10:00am K9 10:35am Panda Week with Nigel Marven 11:05am Ice Road Truckers 12:05pm Extreme Fishing with Robson Green 12:55pm Five News 1:00pm Alice in Wonderland 3:45pm From Here to Eternity 6:05pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 7:55pm 9:00pm 9:45pm 10:25pm

Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers Five News Update Cowboy Builders Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em Butterflies Terry and June Down and Out in Beverly Hills

12:25am SuperCasino

6:00am Animal Park 7:00am Doctor Who 8:00am Doctor Who 9:00am The Bill 10:00am The Bill 11:00am Casualty 12:05pm My Family 12:45pm Doctor Who 1:45pm The Karate Kid Part II 4:00pm The Karate Kid III 6:10pm Outtake TV 6:40pm 7:20pm 8:00pm 9:00pm

My Family My Family Doctor Who Alexander

12:25am Poseidon 2:25am Commercial Breakdown 3:00am Close

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New Years Eve 6:00am Breakfast 9:00am Horrible Histories: Savage Songs 9:30am What’s New Scooby-Doo? 9:50am Piglet’s Big Movie 11:00am Paulie 12:25pm Just William 12:55pm BBC News 1:00pm Regional News and Weather 1:10pm Doctor Who 2:10pm Shark Tale 3:30pm The Sound of Music 6:20pm 6:20pm 6:50pm 6:50pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 8:40pm 10:15pm 10:40pm

11:45pm 11:55pm

Weather BBC News Weather BBC London News Celebrity Mastermind A Question of Sport EastEnders Jonathan Creek BBC News; Weather The Graham Norton New Year’s Eve Show The National Lottery Friday Night Draws New Year Live 2010

12:15am Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: the Cradle of Life 2:10am BBC News 2:30am The Record Review 3:00am BBC News 3:30am Click 3:45am Newswatch 4:00am BBC News 4:30am Talking Books 5:00am BBC News

6:00am The Pingu Show 6:10am Timmy Time 6:20am The Large Family 6:35am Octonauts 7:00am League of Super Evil 7:15am Deadly 60 7:40am Bear Behaving Badly 8:05am Arthur 8:35am Great British Railway Journeys 9:05am Bombay Railway 10:05am Wild China 11:05am Who Do You Think You Are? 12:05pm Legends: The Beverley Sisters - Tickled Pink 1:05pm Nicholas Nickleby 3:15pm Flog It! 4:00pm Escape to the Country 4:45pm The Indian Doctor 5:30pm James May: My Sisters’ Top Toys

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

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Football League Weekend Sky Sports News at Seven Premier League Preview Football League Weekend Take It Like a Fan Premier League Preview Fights of 2010

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

It’s Paul Burling Emmerdale Coronation Street You’ve Been Framed!

6:25am Sali Mali 6:30am Planet Cook 6:50am Yo Gabba Gabba 7:15am Everybody Loves Raymond 7:35am Frasier 8:00am According to Jim 8:30am Friends 9:00am JLS Only Tonight: Live in London 9:55am Friends 10:25am 127 Hours: T4 Movie Special 10:55am Glee 11:55am The Simpsons 12:20pm Wedding House 1:15pm Doctor Dolittle 4:00pm Deal or No Deal: Scrooge or Santa 5:00pm Celebrity Come Dine with Me 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:10pm 7:15pm 8:10pm 9:10pm

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

Just like Heaven Edwardian Farm 100 Years of the London Palladium Grumpy Old New Year Jools’ Annual Hootenanny 2010

1:15am TOTP2: 2:15am Close

6:00am Good Morning Sports Fans 9:00am FIFA Futbol Mundial 9:30am Goles Y Goles Y Goles 10:00am The Rugby Club 11:00am Live Tennis 3:00pm Goles Y Goles Y Goles 3:30pm Premier League Review 4:30pm Football Asia 5:00pm Goles Y Goles Y Goles 5:30pm Premier League World

6:00am Daybreak 8:30am Lorraine 9:25am This Morning: The Very Best of 2010 10:40am Joanna Lumley’s Nile 11:40am David Suchet on the Orient Express 12:40pm ITV News and Weather 12:50pm London News and Weather 12:55pm Oliver Twist 3:00pm The Living Daylights 5:30pm Weather 5:30pm London Tonight 5:45pm ITV News and Weather

80s

Special

6:00am Best of Brainiac: Science Abuse 7:00am Malcolm in the Middle 8:00am Merlin the Return 9:45am Bite Size Brainiac 10:00am Malcolm in the Middle 11:00am Must Be the Music: Winner’s Story 12:00pm Road Wars 1:00pm UK Border Force 2:00pm Best of Oops TV 3:00pm Dazzle 4:45pm Little Crackers 5:00pm The Simpsons 5:30pm The Simpsons

8:40pm 9:10pm 11:20pm 11:50pm

12:05am ITV News Headlines 12:05am Mars Attacks! 1:50am Outland 3:40am ITV Nightscreen 5:55am ITV Morning News

7:00am James May: My Sisters’ Top Toys 8:00am Ray Mears’ Extreme Survival 8:30am Top Gear 10:00am Robot Wars Extreme 11:00am James May: My Sisters’ Top Toys 12:00pm Top Gear 1:00pm Seaside Rescue 1:40pm Have I Got News for You 2:20pm QI 3:00pm Robot Wars Extreme 4:00pm Top Gear 5:00pm Top Gear 6:00pm

6:00pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 9:15pm 9:30pm 9:45pm 11:00pm

The Middle The Middle: Behind the Scenes The Simpsons Little Crackers Little Crackers Little Crackers Little Crackers A League of Their Own

Coronation Street Elizabeth: the Golden Age That Was 2010 ITV News and Weather: Countdown to 2011

7:00pm 7:40pm 8:20pm 9:00pm

James May: My Sisters’ Top Toys Have I Got News for You QI I’m Alan Partridge Troy

12:10am QI XL 1:10am QI XL 2:10am I’m Alan Partridge 2:40am Zimbani 3:00am Close

11:40pm

The Simpsons Hollyoaks Channel 4 News 4thought.tv Relocation: Phil Down Under Come Dine with Me Channel 4’s Comedy Gala Father Ted

12:10am Father Ted 12:45am Father Ted 1:15am Father Ted 1:40am The Real Housewives of New Jersey 2:40am The Real Housewives of New Jersey 3:35am Brothers & Sisters 4:25am ER 5:10am Hill Street Blues

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 Four Weddings 10:00am Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle 12:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2:00pm CSI: Miami 3:00pm Criminal Minds 4:00pm Mrs Henderson Presents 6:00pm 7:00pm 8:00pm

Simon Cowell’s Crazy 2010 CSI: Miami Criminal Minds

12:00am CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1:00am Criminal Minds 2:00am Criminal Minds 3:00am Men in Trees

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 7:00am The WotWots 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 Bert and Ernie’s Great Adventures 8:30am Peppa Pig 8:35am Roary the Racing Car 8:45am Hana’s Helpline 8:55am Igam Ogam 9:05am Castle Farm 9:10am Little Princess 9:25am Olivia 9:45am The Mr Men Show 10:00am K9 10:35am Panda Week with Nigel Marven 11:05am Ice Road Truckers 12:05pm Extreme Fishing with Robson Green 12:55pm Five News 1:00pm Terry and June 1:40pm Butterflies 2:25pm Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em 3:30pm Arabian Nights 7:00pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:50pm

Five News Update Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers Cowboy Builders Shadow Man World’s Most Extreme Airports

6:00am Charlie’s Angels 7:30am Outtake TV 8:00am Doctor Who 9:00am The Bill 10:00am The Bill 11:00am Casualty 12:10pm My Family 12:50pm Doctor Who 1:50pm The Karate Kid III 4:00pm The Next Karate Kid 6:05pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:40pm 9:00pm 11:05pm

Funniest Pets and People Outtake TV My Family Top of the Pops New Year’s Eve 2009 Poseidon Signs

1:10am Doctor Who 2:10am Doctor Who 3:00am Close

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New Years Day 6:00am Breakfast 10:00am Saturday Kitchen Live 11:30am Football Focus 12:20pm BBC News; Regional News and Weather 12:35pm The Archbishop of Canterbury’s New Year Message 12:40pm Doctor Who 1:40pm Bee Movie 3:00pm WALLE 4:30pm Final Score 5:15pm BBC News; Regional News and Weather 5:35pm Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 7:30pm 8:30pm 9:00pm 9:30pm 10:00pm

10:10pm 10:30pm 10:30pm 11:50pm 11:50pm

The Magicians EastEnders Come Fly with Me Live at the Apollo The National Lottery Saturday Night Draws BBC News; Weather National Lottery Update Match of the Day Weatherview The Football League Show

1:15am BBC News 1:30am Victoria Derbyshire Interviews 2:00am BBC News 2:30am HARDtalk 3:00am BBC News 3:30am Our World 4:00am BBC News 4:30am Click 5:00am BBC News 5:30am The Record Europe

6:00am Football League Weekend 7:00am Speedway 9:00am Fights of 2010 11:00am Live Tennis 2:00pm Live Darts 5:00pm Time of Our Lives 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:30pm

10:30pm 11:30pm

Take It Like a Fan The Sky Sports Years Live Darts

The Sky Sports Years Ryder Cup Golf

1:00am Spanish Football 2:30am Ryder Cup Golf 4:00am Spanish Football 5:30am Take It Like a Fan

6:00am Pingu 6:05am Bob the Builder Snowed Under: The Bobblesberg Winter Games 7:00am Basil and Barney’s Game Show 7:30am The Legend of Dick & Dom 8:00am Da Dick and Dom Dairies 8:30am Sorry, I’ve Got No Head 8:55am Diddy Dick & Dom 9:00am The Legend of Dick & Dom 9:30am Da Dick and Dom Dairies 10:00am Sorry, I’ve Got No Head 10:30am The Legend of Dick & Dom 10:55am OOglies 11:15am New Year’s Day Concert from Vienna 2011 12:50pm The War Bride 2:30pm The Horse Whisperer 5:10pm The Archbishop of Canterbury’s New Year Message 5:15pm The Indian Doctor 6:00pm

7:25pm 7:55pm

9:00pm 10:30pm 11:30pm

Live Darts: BDO World Championships Dad’s Army The Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show 1976 Eric and Ernie Eric and Ernie Behind the Scenes Rising Damp

1:05am Darts: BDO World Championships 1:55am Darts Extra 3:55am Close

6:00am Brainiac’s Test Tube Baby 7:00am Vet Adventures 8:00am Guinness World Records Smashed! 9:00am Got to Dance: Preview Show 10:00am Soccer AM 12:00pm My Pet Shame 1:00pm Oops TV 2:00pm Modern Family 2:30pm Modern Family 3:00pm The Middle 3:30pm The Middle 4:00pm Modern Family 4:30pm Modern Family 5:00pm The Simpsons 5:30pm The Simpsons 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm 11:40pm

24 December 2010 - 06 January 2011

The Middle The Middle Diversity The Simpsons The Simpsons Westlife Live at the O2 A League of Their Own: Best Bits

6:00am The Fluffy Club 7:25am Toonattik 7:40am The NeverEnding Story 9:25am The Planet’s Funniest Animals 9:50am Coronation Street 12:10pm ITV News and Weather 12:20pm Midsomer Murders 2:20pm Downton Abbey 3:50pm Downton Abbey 4:50pm ITV News and Weather 5:05pm Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 7:30pm 8:30pm 9:45pm

Primeval Take Me Out Forgetting Sarah Marshall

6:05am Sali Mali 6:10am The Hoobs 6:35am World Sport 7:00am GT Academy 7:25am Freesports on 4 7:55am The Morning Line 8:50am Friends 9:20am Friends 9:50am T4 Stars of 2010 12:20pm Glee 1:25pm Channel 4 Racing 3:25pm Come Dine with Me 3:55pm Come Dine with Me 4:25pm Come Dine with Me 5:00pm Come Dine with Me 5:30pm Come Dine with Me 6:00pm 6:15pm 6:20pm

9:00pm 9:05pm 9:35pm 10:05pm 10:45pm 10:59pm 11:00pm

ITV News and Weather London Weather Forgetting Sarah Marshall

12:10am ITV News Headlines 12:10am American Pie: the Wedding 1:55am Blues Brothers 2000 4:00am ITV Nightscreen 5:55am ITV Morning News

7:10am Whose Line Is It Anyway? 7:35am Whose Line Is It Anyway? 8:00am Race Car Driver 8:30am Race Car Driver 9:00am Robot Wars Extreme 10:00am Top Gear 11:00am Top Gear 12:00pm Ray Mears’ Extreme Survival 1:00pm Fifth Gear 1:30pm Fifth Gear 2:00pm Robot Wars Extreme 3:00pm Top Gear 4:00pm Top Gear 5:00pm Top Gear 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 8:20pm 9:00pm

Seaside Rescue Seaside Rescue Total Wipeout USA QI QI

1:30am Chandon Pictures 1:55am Whose Line Is It Anyway? 2:20am Oz and James’s Big Wine Adventure 3:00am Close

11:15pm 11:50pm

Channel 4 News 4thought.tv Independence Day

Father Ted Night Unintelligent Design Father Ted Small, Far Away The World of Father Ted Father Ted The Heartbreak Kid

1:50am Comedy Lab: MovieMash 2:15am Dirty Sexy Money 3:00am Dirty Sexy Money 3:45am Brothers & Sisters 4:30am Beauty and the Geek 5:15am Beauty and the Geek

6:00am Passport Patrol 6:30am Passport Patrol 7:00am The Jerry Springer Show 7:30am The Jerry Springer Show 8:00am Maury 8:50am Celebs 24/7 9:00am Four Weddings 10:00am Mrs Henderson Presents 12:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2:00pm CSI: Miami 3:00pm Criminal Minds 4:00pm Celebrity Four Weddings 5:00pm Celebrity Four Weddings 6:00pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm

Celebrity Four Weddings CSI: Miami Criminal Minds Criminal Minds 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 7:05am The WotWots 7:25am Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs 7:45am Make Way for Noddy 8:00am Hana’s Helpline 8:10am Little Princess 8:25am The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 8:45am Play! 8:55am Olivia 9:10am The Mr Men Show 9:30am George Shrinks 10:00am Zoo Days 10:20am High Society 12:25pm Titanic 3:55pm The Searchers 6:15pm 6:20pm 7:10pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm

Five News CSI: Miami CSI: Miami CSI: Miami CSI: NY CSI: Crime Scene Investigation CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

12:00am SuperCasino 4:00am Brian Sewell’s Grand Tour 4:45am Animal Rescue Squad 4:55am The Family Recipe 5:00am Hana’s Helpline 5:10am The Milkshake! Show 5:35am Thomas & Friends 5:45am Roary the Racing Car

6:00am Boom Bang A Bang 7:00am Outtake TV 7:40am Outtake TV 8:10am Outtake TV 8:40am Total Wipeout USA 9:40am Top of the Pops New Year’s Eve 2009 11:00am The Next Karate Kid 1:05pm Doctor Who 2:10pm Doctor Who 3:30pm Doctor Who 4:50pm Doctor Who 6:10pm 7:40pm 9:00pm 11:35pm

Doctor Who Doctor Who Godzilla Once upon a Time in Mexico

1:35am Commercial Breakdown 2:05am Commercial Breakdown 2:35am Bait Car 3:00am Close

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Sunday 2nd January 6:00am Breakfast 8:30am Match of the Day 9:55am Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas 11:10am BBC News 11:20am Sport Relief 2010 The Final Score 12:20pm Doctor Who 1:35pm EastEnders 4:10pm Halcyon River Diaries 5:10pm Songs of Praise 5:45pm BBC News; Regional News and Weather 6:10pm 7:10pm 8:10pm 9:00pm 10:30pm 10:55pm

Countryfile Antiques Roadshow Casualty Zen BBC News; Regional News and Weather Gavin & Stacey

6:00am Pingu 6:05am Bob the Builder: Built to be Wild 7:05am Basil and Barney’s Game Show 7:30am Sam & Mark’s Guide to Dodging Disaster 8:00am Deadly 60 8:30am Barney’s Barrier Reef 8:55am Deadly 60 9:25am The Owl 9:25am Barney’s Latin America 10:00am Something for the Weekend 11:30am Escape to the Country 12:30pm Bargain Hunt Famous Finds 1:00pm Live Darts: BDO World Championships 4:45pm Flog It! 5:30pm Live Darts: BDO World Championships 6:50pm

8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm 11:30pm 11:25pm

Norbit

The Morecambe and Wise Christmas Show 1977 Oz and Hugh Raise the Bar Arctic with Bruce Parry Match of the Day 2 Never Mind the Buzzcocks The Man Who Made Eric & Ernie

1:00am Weatherview 1:00am The Sky at Night 1:25am Holby City 2:25am Polar Bear: Spy on the Ice 3:25am Coast 4:25am BBC News 4:30am HARDtalk 5:00am The World Today 5:30am World Business Report

12:30am Darts: BDO World Championships 1:20am Darts Extra 3:20am BBC News 3:30am The Record Europe 4:00am BBC News 4:25am Close

6:00am A-League 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

6:00am Hour of Power 7:00am Must Be the Music: Winner’s Story 8:00am It’s Me or the Dog USA 9:00am Emergency Animal Rescue 10:00am WWE Superstars 11:00am WWE: Experience 12:00pm UK Border Force 1:00pm UK Border Force 2:00pm The Middle 2:30pm The Middle 3:00pm The Middle: Behind the Scenes 4:00pm The Simpsons 4:30pm The Simpsons 5:00pm The Simpsons

6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 10:30pm

Super Sunday: The Last Word Scottish Premier League Football Live Darts The Ashes Live

6:00pm 8:00pm

8:30pm 9:00pm 11:15pm

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Got to Dance Louie Spence’s Showbusiness Sneak Peek The Simpsons Road to Perdition Louie Spence’s Showbusiness Sneak Peek

6:00am The Fluffy Club 7:25am Toonattik 9:25am Curious George 11:00am Beethoven’s 5th 12:45pm You’ve Been Framed! 1:15pm ITV News and Weather 1:29pm London Weather 1:30pm Downton Abbey 2:30pm Downton Abbey 3:30pm Downton Abbey 4:30pm Weather 4:30pm London Tonight 4:45pm ITV News and Weather 5:00pm The Incredible Hulk

7:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 11:00pm 11:14pm 11:15pm

Primeval The Cube: Celebrity Special Agatha Christie’s Marple ITV News and Weather London Weather The Comedy Annual 2010

12:15am ITV News Headlines 12:15am Premiership Rugby Union 1:15am The Shadow 3:00am ITV Nightscreen 5:55am ITV Morning News

7:00am Cooking in the Danger Zone 7:30am Cooking in the Danger Zone 8:00am The Challenge 9:00am Ray Mears’ Extreme Survival 10:00am Top Gear 11:00am Top Gear 12:00pm Traffic Cops 12:30pm Traffic Cops 1:00pm Three Men in a Boat 2:00pm Three Men in a Boat 3:00pm Top Gear 4:00pm Top Gear 5:00pm Top Gear 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 9:40pm 10:20pm 11:00pm 11:40pm

Traffic Cops Traffic Cops Ray Mears’ Extreme Survival Three Men in a Boat Would I Lie to You? Would I Lie to You? Would I Lie to You? Would I Lie to You? Would I Lie to You?

6:00am Sali Mali 6:05am The Treacle People 6:15am The Hoobs 6:40am The Hoobs 7:05am Athletics 8:00am Friends 8:30am Friends 9:05am The Album Chart Show Introduces Jessie J 9:25am Hollyoaks 12:05pm Glee 1:05pm The Simpsons 1:35pm The Simpsons 2:05pm Son of the Mask 3:55pm The Simpsons 4:25pm Deal or No Deal 5:30pm Channel 4

News 5:35pm 4thought.tv 5:40pm Iron Man 8:00pm 10:00pm 11:05pm

Famous and Fearless Alan Carr: Chatty Man Lee Evans XL Tour

12:10am Russian Standard Originals Presents 12:25am Little Noise Sessions 1:00am American Football Live 4:45am British Triathlon Grand Prix 5:15am Brothers & Sisters

6:00am Passport Patrol 6:30am Passport Patrol 7:00am The Jerry Springer Show 7:30am The Jerry Springer Show 8:00am Maury 8:50am Celebs 24/7 9:00am Changing Faces 10:00am Simon Cowell’s Crazy 2010 11:00am Changing Faces 12:00pm Robbie Williams’ Crazy 2010 1:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2:00pm George Michael Live in London 3:50pm Celebs 24/7 4:00pm The Birdcage 6:20pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm

Celebs 24/7 Nothing to Declare Cheryl Cole’s Crazy 2010 Criminal Minds Criminal Minds 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 Chiro 7:25am Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs 7:45am Make Way for Noddy 8:00am Hana’s Helpline 8:10am Little Princess 8:25am The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 8:45am Family! 9:00am Olivia 9:15am The Mr Men Show 9:30am George Shrinks 10:00am iCarly 10:35am True Jackson, VP 11:10am Zoo Days 11:40am Around the World in 80 Days 2:55pm Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London 4:50pm Five News 5:00pm Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers 6:00pm 9:00pm

The Towering Inferno Most Shocking Celebrity Moments 2010

12:00am Russell and Katy Get Married 1:00am SuperCasino 4:00am Brian Sewell’s Grand Tour 4:45am Animal Rescue Squad 4:55am The Family Recipe 5:00am Hana’s Helpline 5:10am The Milkshake! Show 5:35am Thomas & Friends

6:05am Outtake TV 6:40am Total Wipeout USA 7:35am Total Wipeout USA 8:35am Doctor Who 9:55am Doctor Who 11:15am Doctor Who 12:40pm Doctor Who 2:00pm Pride and Prejudice 3:00pm Pride and Prejudice 4:00pm Pride and Prejudice 5:00pm Pride and Prejudice 6:00pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 10:35pm

Pride and Prejudice Pride and Prejudice Godzilla Once upon a Time in Mexico

12:35am Motorway Cops: A Traffic Cops Special - Highway Robbery 1:35am Commercial Breakdown 2:05am Commercial Breakdown 2:35am Bait Car 3:00am Close

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Monday 3rd January 6:00am Breakfast 9:00am Wanted Down Under 9:45am Homes Under the Hammer 10:45am Saints and Scroungers 11:30am To Buy or Not to Buy 12:00pm Bargain Hunt 12:45pm BBC News; Weather 1:00pm Regional News and Weather 1:15pm Cash in the Celebrity Attic 2:00pm Keeping Up Appearances 2:30pm Three Men and a Little Lady 4:10pm Doctor Who 5:15pm Weakest Link 6:00pm 6:00pm 6:15pm 6:15pm 6:30pm

7:00pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 10:15pm 10:25pm 10:55pm 10:55pm

Weather BBC News Weather BBC London News Wallace & Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death Jimmy’s Food Factory Nigel Slater’s New Year Suppers EastEnders Celebrity Mastermind Silent Witness BBC News Regional News and Weather A Question of Sport Weatherview The Football League Show

6:00am The Ashes Live 8:00am The Sky Sports Years 9:00am Soccer Extra 11:00am The Ashes Highlights 12:00pm Live Football League 2:30pm Soccer Special 5:00pm Live Football League 7:00pm 10:30pm 11:00pm

Live Darts SPL Round-Up The Ashes Live

6:00am Postman Pat 6:25am Postman Pat 6:50am Octonauts 7:00am Animals at Work 7:25am Newsround 7:30am Da Dick and Dom Dairies 8:00am Mission: 2110 8:30am LazyTown 8:55am Octonauts: Creature Reports 8:55am Numberjacks 9:10am Dip Dap 9:10am The Koala Brothers 9:25am Sesame Tree 9:40am Big & Small 9:55am Guess with Jess 10:05am Postman Pat 10:20am Pingu 10:25am 64 Zoo Lane 10:40am Waybuloo 11:00am In the Night Garden 11:30am Animal Park 12:30pm Open Gardens 1:00pm Live Darts: BDO World Championships 4:30pm Final Score 5:15pm Antiques Road Trip 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm

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

Eggheads Great British Railway Journeys Live Darts: BDO World Championships Stargazing Live The Bear Family and Me Never Mind the Buzzcocks Smart People

6:00am Daybreak 8:30am Lorraine 9:25am Britain Does the Funniest Things 10:30am This Morning 12:30pm The Unforgettable Hattie Jacques 1:00pm ITV News and Weather 1:15pm London News and Weather 1:30pm Downton Abbey 2:30pm Downton Abbey 4:00pm Doc Martin 5:00pm The Chase 6:00pm 6:30pm 6:30pm 6:45pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 10:14pm 10:15pm

You’ve Been Framed! Weather London Tonight ITV News and Weather Emmerdale Coronation Street The Lakes Coronation Street Above Suspicion: Deadly Intent ITV News at Ten and Weather London Weather The Matrix Reloaded

12:35am ITV News Headlines 12:35am The Zone 2:40am Spartacus 4:10am ITV Nightscreen 5:30am ITV Morning News

12:00am Darts: BDO World Championships 12:50am Darts Extra 2:50am The Record

6:00am Brainiac: Science Abuse 7:00am Fat Pets 8:00am Oops TV 9:00am It’s Me or the Dog USA 10:00am Project Runway 11:00am Stargate SG-1 12:00pm Stargate SG-1 1:00pm Stargate SG-1 2:00pm Futurama 2:30pm Futurama 3:00pm Skellig 5:00pm Diversity Live: The Diversitoys Tour 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm

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

24 December 2010 - 06 January 2011

Raising Hope The Simpsons The Simpsons Louie Spence’s Showbusiness Sneak Peek The Simpsons The Simpsons 200kg Kid Mental Inside: America’s Toughest Jail

7:05am Whose Line Is It Anyway? 7:30am Whose Line Is It Anyway? 8:00am Airport 8:30am Airport 9:00am Top Gear 10:00am Dragons’ Den 11:00am Airport 11:30am Airport 12:00pm Top Gear 1:00pm Top Gear 2:00pm Dragons’ Den 3:20pm Trawlermen 4:00pm Top Gear 5:00pm Top Gear 6:00pm 7:20pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm 11:35pm

Dragons’ Den Trawlermen Top Gear Have I Got a Bit More News for You Have I Got a Bit More News for You Peep Show Have I Got a Bit More News for You

6:00am Sali Mali 6:05am The Treacle People 6:20am The Hoobs 6:45am The Hoobs 7:10am Freshly Squeezed 7:40am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:05am Frasier 8:30am Friends 9:00am Friends 9:25am Famous and Fearless 11:30am Glee 12:30pm 127 Hours: T4 Movie Special 1:00pm Three Men and a Baby 3:00pm Celebrity Come Dine with Me Extra Portions 3:30pm Celebrity Come Dine with Me Extra Portions 3:55pm Deal or No Deal 5:00pm Celebrity Come Dine with Me Extra Portions 5:30pm Celebrity Come Dine with Me Extra Portions 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:05pm 8:00pm 9:30pm 11:35pm 11:40pm

The Simpsons Hollyoaks Channel 4 News Relocation: Phil Down Under Famous and Fearless Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2010 4thought.tv Alan Carr: Chatty Man

12:45am Premier League Poker 1:45am The Genius of British Art 2:40am Headhunters of World War II 3:35am The North Star

6:00am Passport Patrol 6:30am Passport Patrol 7:00am The Jerry Springer Show 7:30am The Jerry Springer Show 8:00am Maury 8:50am Celebs 24/7 9:00am America’s Next Top Model 10:00am Four Weddings 11:00am The Birdcage 1:20pm Celebs 24/7 1:30pm Nothing to Declare 2:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 3:00pm Criminal Minds 4:00pm Charmed 5:00pm Charmed 6:00pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm

America’s Next Top Model Ghost Whisperer P****d and Pregnant America’s Next Top Model Hairy Women 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 Castle Farm 6:55am 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 8:25am Peppa Pig 8:30am Roary the Racing Car 8:40am Hana’s Helpline 8:50am The WotWots 9:00am Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom 9:15am K-9 9:50am Ice Road Truckers 10:50am CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 11:45am Our Man in Havana 1:50pm Five News 2:00pm Ryan’s Daughter 5:30pm Cowboy Builders 6:25pm

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Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me Until Death

12:10am America’s Toughest Prisons 1:10am SuperCasino 4:00am Brian Sewell’s Grand Tour 4:45am HouseBusters 5:10am Wildlife SOS

6:05am Animal Park 7:00am Escape to the Country 8:00am Casualty 9:00am The Bill 10:00am The Bill 11:00am Casualty 12:00pm Escape to the Country 1:00pm Pride and Prejudice 2:00pm Pride and Prejudice 3:00pm Pride and Prejudice 4:00pm Pride and Prejudice 5:00pm Pride and Prejudice 6:00pm 7:00pm 8:20pm 9:00pm 11:45pm

Pride and Prejudice My Family Traffic Cops Conspiracy Theory The Sum of All Fears

2:00am Traffic Cops 2:35am Bait Car 3:00am Close

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Tuesday 4th January 6:00am Breakfast 9:15am Wanted Down Under 10:00am BBC News; Weather 10:00am Homes Under the Hammer 11:00am Saints and Scroungers 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 Cash in the Celebrity Attic 3:00pm BBC News; Weather; Regional News 3:05pm Deadly 60 3:35pm Me and My Monsters 4:00pm The Big Performance 4:30pm JLS to Justin Bieber: Blue Peter Music Special 4:55pm Shaun the Sheep 5:00pm Newsround 5:15pm Weakest Link 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 10:25pm 10:35pm 11:35pm 11:35pm

BBC News BBC London News Celebrity Mastermind BBC News; Regional News EastEnders Holby City Silent Witness BBC News Regional News and Weather Motorway Cops Weatherview The Kovak Box

6:00am The Ashes Live 8:00am Live Test Cricket 4:00pm The Ashes Highlights 5:00pm Football Asia 5:30pm Netbusters 6:00pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 10:00pm 11:00pm

Revista De La Liga Sky Sports News at Seven Soccer Special Revista De La Liga The Ashes Live

6:00am Harry and Toto 6:10am Everything’s Rosie 6:20am Dirtgirlworld 6:35am Jakers! 7:00am Animals at Work 7:25am Newsround 7:30am The Owl 7:30am Dennis and Gnasher 7:45am Eliot Kid 8:00am Mission: 2110 8:30am LazyTown 8:55am Octonauts: Creature Reports 8:55am Numberjacks 9:10am Dip Dap 9:10am The Koala Brothers 9:25am Sesame Tree 9:40am Big & Small 9:55am Guess with Jess 10:05am Postman Pat 10:20am Pingu 10:25am 64 Zoo Lane 10:40am Waybuloo 11:00am In the Night Garden 11:30am Animal Park 12:30pm Darts: BDO World Championships 3:00pm Escape to the Country 3:45pm Flog It! 4:30pm Pointless Celebrities 5:15pm Antiques Road Trip 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm

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

6:00am Brainiac: Science Abuse 7:00am How Fat Is the Future? 8:00am Oops TV 9:00am It’s Me or the Dog USA 10:00am Fat Pets, Fat Owners 11:00am The Filth Files 11:30am The Real A&E 12:00pm Project Runway 1:00pm X-Weighted 2:00pm Stargate SG-1 3:00pm Stargate SG-1 4:00pm Futurama 5:00pm The Simpsons 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:30pm

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Eggheads Great British Railway Journeys Live Darts: BDO World Championships Stargazing Live The Bear Family and Me Have I Got Old News for You Newsnight Darts: BDO World Championships

Raising Hope The Simpsons Louie Spence’s Showbusiness Sneak Peek Got to Dance Louie Spence’s Showbusiness Sneak Peek A League of Their Own

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 A Touch of Frost 3:00pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 3:59pm London Weather 4:00pm Doc Martin 5:00pm The Chase 6:00pm 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm

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Weather London Tonight ITV News and Weather Emmerdale Kids Under Pressure - Too Much Too Young: Tonight The Secret Mediterranean with Trevor McDonald Above Suspicion: Deadly Intent ITV News at Ten and Weather London News and Weather The Matrix Revolutions

12:50am ITV News Headlines 12:50am The Zone 2:55am Spartacus 4:25am ITV Nightscreen 5:30am ITV Morning News

7:05am Whose Line Is It Anyway? 7:30am Whose Line Is It Anyway? 8:00am Airport 8:30am Airport 9:00am Top Gear 10:00am Dragons’ Den 11:00am Airport 11:30am Airport 12:00pm Top Gear 1:00pm Top Gear 2:00pm Dragons’ Den 3:20pm QI 4:00pm Top Gear 5:00pm Top Gear 6:00pm 7:20pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm 11:40pm

Dragons’ Den QI Top Gear QI XL QI XL Stephen Fry: Guilty Pleasures QI XL

1:30am Banzai 1:55am Chandon Pictures 2:20am Oz and James’s Big Wine Adventure

6:10am The Hoobs 6:35am The Hoobs 7:00am Freshly Squeezed 7:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 7:55am Frasier 8:25am Friends 8:55am Friends 9:25am Famous and Fearless 11:00am Glee 11:55am 4Music Meets Glee 12:30pm The Longest Day 3:55pm Deal or No Deal 4:55pm Come Dine with Me 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:55pm 8:00pm 9:35pm

11:40pm

The Simpsons Hollyoaks Channel 4 News 4thought.tv Famous and Fearless David Walliams’ Awfully Good

The Big Bang Theory

12:10am European Poker Tour 1:10am Freesports on 4 1:35am World B-Boy Series 2:00am Beach Volleyball 2:55am KOTV Boxing Weekly 3:20am World Sport 3:45am Triathlon ITU World Championship Series 4:40am Grudge Match 4:50am Bear Grylls: Born Survivor 5:45am Yo Gabba Gabba

6:00am Passport Patrol 6:30am Passport Patrol 7:00am The Jerry Springer Show 7:30am The Jerry Springer Show 8:00am Maury 8:50am Celebs 24/7 9:00am America’s Next Top Model 10:00am Four Weddings 11:00am CSI: Miami 11:55am Celebs 24/7 12:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 3:00pm Criminal Minds 4:00pm Charmed 6:00pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm

America’s Next Top Model Ghost Whisperer Fat Families Half Ton Teen Teenage Tourette’s Camp 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 Castle Farm 6:55am 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 The WotWots 9:00am Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom 9:15am K-9 9:50am Meals in Moments 10:00am Ice Road Truckers 11:00am CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 11:55am CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 12:55pm Five News 1:00pm A Mother’s Gift 3:00pm Lily Dale 5:00pm Weather 5:00pm Five News 5:30pm Monkey Life 6:00pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 10:55pm 11:55pm

Cowboy Builders Five News at 7 How Do They Do It? Goering’s Last Secret: Revealed CSI: NY CSI: NY CSI: Crime Scene Investigation True CSI

6:10am Animal Park 7:00am Escape to the Country 8:00am Casualty 9:00am The Bill 10:00am The Bill 11:00am Casualty 12:00pm Escape to the Country 1:00pm Animal Park 2:00pm My Family 2:40pm My Family 3:20pm Traffic Cops 4:00pm Traffic Cops 4:40pm Escape to the Country 5:40pm Doctor Who 6:40pm 7:20pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 11:20pm

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Wednesday 5th January 6:00am Breakfast 9:15am Wanted Down Under 10:00am BBC News; Weather 10:00am Homes Under the Hammer 11:00am Saints and Scroungers 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 Cash in the Celebrity Attic 3:00pm BBC News; Weather; Regional News 3:05pm Deadly 60 3:35pm Me and My Monsters 4:00pm Little Howard’s Big Question 4:25pm World of Happy 4:30pm Winter Rivals: Blue Peter Special 4:55pm Shaun the Sheep 5:00pm Newsround 5:15pm Weakest Link 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 8:10pm 10:00pm 10:25pm 10:35pm

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BBC News BBC London News Celebrity Mastermind Rip Off Britain Raiders of the Lost Ark BBC News Regional News and Weather The National Lottery Wednesday Night Draws Match of the Day

6:00am Harry and Toto 6:10am Everything’s Rosie 6:20am Dirtgirlworld 6:35am Jakers! 7:00am Animals at Work 7:25am Newsround 7:30am The Owl 7:30am Dennis and Gnasher 7:45am Eliot Kid 8:00am Mission: 2110 8:30am LazyTown 8:55am Octonauts: Creature Reports 8:55am Numberjacks 9:10am Dip Dap 9:10am The Koala Brothers 9:25am Sesame Tree 9:40am Big & Small 9:55am Guess with Jess 10:05am Postman Pat 10:20am Pingu 10:25am 64 Zoo Lane 10:40am Waybuloo 11:00am In the Night Garden 11:30am Animal Park 12:30pm Darts: BDO World Championships 3:00pm Escape to the Country 3:45pm Flog It! 4:30pm Pointless 5:15pm Antiques Road Trip 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm

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

Eggheads Great British Railway Journeys Live Darts: BDO World Championships Stargazing Live The Bear Family and Me Never Mind the Buzzcocks Newsnight Darts: BDO World Championships

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 A Touch of Frost 3:00pm Dickinson’s Real Deal 3:59pm London Weather 4:00pm Doc Martin 5:00pm The Chase 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm

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The Ashes Highlights Sky Sports News at Seven Soccer Special

6:00am Brainiac: Science Abuse 7:00am X-Weighted 8:00am Oops TV 9:00am It’s Me or the Dog USA 10:00am UK Border Force 11:00am The Filth Files 11:30am The Real A&E 12:00pm Project Runway 1:00pm X-Weighted 2:00pm Stargate SG-1 3:00pm Stargate SG-1 4:00pm Futurama 4:30pm Futurama 5:00pm The Simpsons 5:30pm The Simpsons 6:00pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 8:00pm 9:00pm

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6:00am Children’s TV 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 The WotWots 9:00am Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom 9:15am Bert and Ernie’s Great Adventures 9:20am K-9 9:55am Animal Rescue Squad 10:15am Ice Road Truckers 11:15am CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 12:10pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1:10pm Five News 1:15pm The Big Heist 3:05pm Mary Higgins Clark’s Moonlight Becomes You 5:00pm Weather 5:00pm Five News 5:30pm Monkey Life 6:00pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 8:00pm

9:00pm 10:00pm 10:30pm 10:35pm

6:00am The Ashes Live 8:00am Live Test Cricket 4:00pm The Ashes Highlights 5:00pm Hyundai A League Football 5:30pm European Tour Weekly

London Tonight ITV News and Weather Emmerdale Snatched Kids - Too Much Too Young: Tonight The Unforgettable Bob Monkhouse

6:10am The Hoobs 6:35am The Hoobs 7:00am Freshly Squeezed 7:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 7:55am Frasier 8:25am Friends 8:55am Friends 9:25am Famous and Fearless 11:00am Glee 11:55am Wedding House 1:00pm The Greatest Show on Earth 3:55pm Deal or No Deal 4:55pm Come Dine with Me

Above Suspicion: Deadly Intent ITV News at Ten and Weather London News and Weather Frantic

7:05am Whose Line Is It Anyway? 7:30am Whose Line Is It Anyway? 8:00am Airport 8:30am Fifth Gear 9:00am Top Gear 10:00am Dragons’ Den 11:00am Fifth Gear 11:30am The Gadget Show 12:00pm Top Gear 1:00pm Top Gear 2:00pm Dragons’ Den 3:00pm Fifth Gear 3:30pm The Gadget Show 4:00pm Top Gear 5:00pm Top Gear 6:00pm 7:00pm 7:30pm 8:30pm 9:00pm 9:40pm 10:20pm 11:00pm 11:40pm

Dragons’ Den The Gadget Show Top Gear Carpool Not Going Out Not Going Out Mock the Week Would I Lie to You? Not Going Out

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Hollyoaks Channel 4 News 4thought.tv Famous and Fearless Britain’s Fattest Man Barbara Windsor: A Comedy Roast Peep Show

6:00am Passport Patrol 6:30am Passport Patrol 7:00am The Jerry Springer Show 7:30am The Jerry Springer Show 8:00am Maury 8:50am Celebs 24/7 9:00am America’s Next Top Model 10:00am Four Weddings 11:00am CSI: Miami 11:55am Celebs 24/7 12:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 1:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 3:00pm Criminal Minds 4:00pm Charmed 5:00pm Charmed 6:00pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm

America’s Next Top Model Ghost Whisperer Half Ton Teen Bones Grey’s Anatomy Criminal Minds

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Cowboy Builders Five News at 7 Five News Update Highland Emergency There’s a Rhino in My House! NCIS Law & Order: Criminal Intent Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Poker

6:10am Animal Park 6:35am Animal Park 7:00am Escape to the Country 8:00am Casualty 9:00am The Bill 10:00am The Bill 11:00am Casualty 12:00pm Escape to the Country 1:00pm Animal Park 1:30pm Animal Park 2:00pm My Family 2:40pm My Family 3:20pm Traffic Cops 4:00pm Traffic Cops 4:40pm Escape to the Country 5:40pm Doctor Who 6:40pm 7:20pm 8:00pm 9:00pm 10:00pm 11:00pm

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Merry Christmas from Deco Nuevo IT`S CHRISTMAS, which means it’s probably too late to do much in the way of refurbishing or reorganising your home. If you are the organised type, you will probably have all your presents bought, the tree decorated, and the turkey defrosting as you read this. Hopefully, you will have bought your comfy sofa bed from Deco Nuevo earlier in the year, and have it all made up ready for your guests over Christmas! For those of you less organised like me, there will be a mad flurry of present-buying, last-minute wrapping, and then the horror of realising that you haven’t got a present for one of your Christmas-Day guests - and all of the shops are closed. Here in Tenerife you can, of course, always pretend that you are giving presents on 6th January instead of 25th December, which will buy you a bit of time! In honour of the festive period, I thought I would let you all know a few of my own personal housekeeping tips, which may help to make your Christmas more bearable.

Burnt ovenware If you accidentally burn a pan while cooking the Christmas dinner, soak it in a mixture of bicarbonate of soda and hot water. Then throw it away when no-one is looking. Changing the duvet cover Duvets are the devil’s work. If you need to change one because someone is coming to stay, simply turn it on to its fresh side. Clean out the fruit bowl The fruit bowl, (underneath any fruit) will probably contain several topless pens, a collection of batteries (used or not - who would know?) and a small piece of something decayed. Empty, wipe, and wonder where all this stuff comes from. Get help Explain that you have a lot to do, and encourage your teenagers to help you around the house during the festive period with a few simple jobs, such as emptying the dishwasher and hanging out the washing. When they haven’t done it after the seventh time of asking, the washing is starting to smell, and you need the dishes again, so do it yourself. Then bang your head repeatedly on the work surface and open a bottle of wine.

Ironing Collect items into separate piles, such as shirts, trousers, etc, ready for ironing. Then return them to the cupboard on the grounds that the ironing can probably wait another day. Have a glass of wine instead. Minute suppers Ignore any celebrity advice that you can prepare an appetising and healthy threecourse meal in 30 minutes. This does not take into account the shopping for 40 exotic ingredients, and four hours’ preparation for that final 30 minutes of cooking. Open a can or packet instead, and a bottle of wine while you are at it Men around the house It is true that more men nowadays contribute towards the housework. However, women often complain that they haven’t done it right. It could be said that women are making a rod for their own backs, but as one said: “When would I have time to make a rod for my own back? I am too busy cleaning out the fruit bowl.” Leftovers Place any leftovers in a Tupperware container and put in the fridge. Leave for a week, then throw away. Alternatively, place in the

freezer and throw away after six months. Freeze any leftover wine to use as … wait a minute! Leftover wine? Recycling Separate glass, cans and paper, then watch as it is all loaded into the same truck. Wok Buy a wok. Place it in the

back of the cupboard and leave to rust. Throw away after six months. Clutter Take a few minutes every day to tidy away any clutter from the lounge and hall areas. Most of it will return within 24 hours. Place any broken pens, used batteries

or unrecognisable items in the fruit bowl. And finally I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for reading my column all year. Have a great Christmas, and I look forward to seeing you all in the New Year, via the column.

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expedition found the parasitic plant, named Helixanthera schizocalyx, near the summit of Mount Mabu in northern Mozambique. The mistletoe was first noticed during the expedition in 2008 by Colin Congdon, a butterfly specialist, who realised it was different from anything he had seen on mountains in Malawi and Tanzania, the gardens said in a statement. Scientists confirmed that it

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Transform those festive leftovers THE week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is usually filled with bargainhunting at afterChristmas sales, gift exchanges and returns, parties … and leftovers! Most of us have turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, roast beef, or cranberry sauce sitting in the fridge, covered with foil and cellophane wrapping. Try these delicious recipes using the remains of your Christmas feast to make tasty meals and treats. They are, of course, good enough to serve to company. But also treat your family to a warm, comforting meal on one of the freezing cold days (in the UK, of course), after the big day. Christmas leftover recipes Ham-stuffed manicotti

This rich and comforting dish features large pasta tubes, usually stuffed with various types of cheeses, meats, vegetables or seafood, and then baked in a

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cheese or tomato-based sauce, uses leftover ham in the most brilliant way. You will enjoy it, whether you have leftover ham or if you have to buy it just for this recipe!

Chicken/turkey tomato wraps These fresh-tasting wraps are so easy to make. Put together the filling and keep it in the fridge, so that your guests or family can roll their own! Wild rice chowder with ham The combination of textures and flavours in this easy recipe are excellent. You can make the chowder (a type of rich soup, usually made with seafood, vegetables, and cream) Casserole This simple, five-ingredient recipe is so quick to make. Use refrigerated prepared polenta (ground yellow or white cornmeal, or ground maize), a container of alfredo sauce, ham, asparagus and Parmesan cheese for a perfect meal in minutes. Turkey mornay This is an easy but classic festive leftover recipe, fea-

turing turkey (naturally), grated Parmesan or shredded gruyere cheese, garlic cloves, chopped onion, butter and cream. Ham filo roll Nobody will ever think that this recipe is made using leftovers because it is elegant enough to serve to company. The filling is a colourful mixture of minced chicken/turkey and plenty of vegetables, with a little smoked ham and fresh herbs to add to the flavour. The rolls are served with a piquant cranberry relish.

Turkey/chicken salad No explanation really needed because chopped-up fowl, mixed with a selection of salad items and mayonnaise and a spice or two, makes for a welcome break from all the heavy stuff. Whatever your choice, make sure your leftovers work for you and the family or friends without too much fuss. And don’t forget: there’s no such thing as leftover wine! Cheers. Wind down gently after a smashing, annual festive period.

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My Hair Awards 2010 SO this year’s just about over, another one passes by and we all tend to look back at what we have done or achieved this year. I’ve seen quite a change in my hairdressing career, from feeling, “Where is my profession going”? to, “I’m so glad things are changing for the better”. I’ve seen a near-overhaul of the hair industry which, in this ongoing crisis, is a remarkable thing. We’ve gone from a couldn’t-care-less attitude to hair and its care, to the present time of care, style, experimentation and, above all, glamour. The last time we had this “Let’s get dressed-up” era was during the Eighties. Just think, we had grunge for years, and I couldn’t stand that “I don’t give a damn about my looks” phase we went through a few years ago. So, for the last of my words for this year, I’d like to thank the many stars and celebrities who have influenced my work during the past 12 months. We’ll start with groups such as the Saturdays and Girls Aloud. Countless photos are brought to the salon with the words “I want her hair”. We saw all the girl contestants of X Factor, who showed that anyone could be transformed, from Rebecca to Cher, Mary to Katie. Film stars showed the way on the red carpet, from Sharon Stone to Halle Berry, plus Sharon and Kelly Osborne, who still bring glamour to the forefront.

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How to cure all those hangovers THE best and most painfully obvious remedy for Christmas and New Year hangovers is not to have one! How? By not drink yourself into oblivion.

Popstars from Rihanna to Kylie all showed us not only how to dress ourselves but also how to manage our hair. Lady Gaga, as quirky as she is, does so much for the hair industry. Yes, a lot of her styles are wigs, but so what? She looks amazing. Without these people ringing the changes and showing what can be achieved, my job would be so much harder. People love to be inspired, and so do I. It’s such a challenge when given a photo to be asked “Can you make me look like this”? I love it. So, back to the title Hair Awards 2010. There’s only one person I ca give this award to and, thanks to her and her stylist, my work has been given a new interest. I haven’t had clients talk about anyone’s hair so much in years. She’s looked amazing twice a week, with a new style every time. She hasn’t got the world’s

best hair, but she makes the best of it. She has a simple bob that has been transformed umpteen times. Yes I’m talking about Dannii Minogue. Forget her clothes and always-impeccable taste in everything, her hair has inspired so many of my clients to try something new, be it a cut, colour or hair-up. Dannii has proved that if you get bored with your look, there’s always something different that your stylist can do for you. And that’s why my vote for Best Hair 2010 goes to Miss Minogue. She’s always stylish, never scared to try something new, effortlessly glamorous and, above all, inspiring. Thank you to all the readers of Canarian Weekly for your positive comments and interest concerning my weekly write-ups. Merry Christmas to you all and a glamorous new year!!

While the amount of alcohol needed to wreck a person varies by size, gender and genetics, most studies describe “binge drinking” as consuming more than five drinks in a night, or more than three drinks in 1-2 hours. Some folk are genetically more susceptible to hangovers. Women and people of Asian descent, for instance, generally have lower levels of alcohol dehydrogenase an enzyme that breaks down alcohol. And some drinks leave behind more devastation than others. For instance, colourless cocktails like vodka and gin are kinder on the body than dark whiskey, or even red wine. As for morning-after cures, they come in many forms, both medicinal and mythical. Alas, doctors admit that they aren’t entirely sure what a hangover is, let alone how to cure it. “Imagine how difficult it is to have a clinical trial,” says Dr David Katz, director of the Yale Prevention Research Centre. “I don’t know about you, but I’m not sure I’d want to play.”

Here’s what doctors do know about hangovers. For starters, booze dehydrates. Alcohol blocks hormones in your kidney that would normally keep you from racing to the bathroom. With each drink, you effectively lose more water than you take in, and that leads to all sorts of problems, like a searing headache, for starters. Dr Katz suggests pairing at least one glass of water with every beer or spirit. On the plus side, that will not only keep you hydrated, but will probably see you drinking less. Need faster relief? Pain relievers such as aspirin, ibuprofen and acetaminophen can all stave off hang-

over headaches. But they can also do a number on your liver when mixed with alcohol, especially those with acetaminophen. Another problem can be brought on by a late-night bender: When breaking down alcohol, your body pumps out lactic acid and other byproducts that impede the production of glucose (sugar) and electrolytes (salts and other minerals which keep your body functioning properly). Hence that familiar weak, woozy feeling you get when you’re hungover, but at least be aware that sports drinks can replenish those reserves. Too much alcohol also irritates your gastro-intestinal tract - just imagine pouring a large vodka on an open wound. Eating just about anything while you drink eases the pain because food coats the lining of your intestines, and although raw eggs is a traditional cure (ugh!), plainer fare is easier to digest than the rich varieties. As a last resort, legend has it that a morning nip, known as the “hair of the dog”, can keep a hangover at bay. But far be it for us to put you on a slippery slope to dependency. Canarian Weekly’s suggestion, from years of practical study by one or two of our neighbouring Oasis Fm Djs: A plate of greasy eggs and

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Health & Beauty

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VAL SAINSBURY Keeping her finger on the pulse Email: val.sainsbury@canarianweekly.com

Fancy a slice of cake? Dream on and be slim WHEN the lure of cake or chocolate proves irresistible, simply think about tucking in instead of actually scoffing it! Fantasising about eating your favourite food is the secret to losing weight and keeping it off according to new research carried out by scientists in the United States. The trick, they say, is to visualise gorging non-stop on the food, rather than conjuring up an appetitewhetting single image. This feeds into the natural mechanisms, which control consumption and prevent over-indulgence, say the researchers. Study leader Dr Carey Morewedge, from the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, said trying to suppress thoughts of desired foods to curb cravings was a “fundamentallyflawed strategy”. She added: “Our studies found that those who repeatedly imagined the consumption of a morsel of food - such as an M&M or cube of cheese - subsequently consumed less of that food than those who imagined consuming the food a few times, or performed a different but similarly engaging task.” The scientists conducted tests in which groups of vol-

Meat to please you, but it’s not always the case! AROUND six out of 10 people believe that lean cuts of red meat contain more than 20% fat, even though the true level is less than half that amount.

unteers were asked to imagine placing coins into a laundry machine repetitively, or popping M&Ms - sugar-coated chocolate buttons - into their mouths. Both involve similar motor actions. Some participants had to imagine eating more M&Ms while inserting fewer coins, while others did the reverse, or only imagined inserting coins. Later, all the volunteers were presented with a bowl of the sweets and invited to eat their fill. Those who had previously imagined swallowing M&Ms many times over helped themselves to significantly fewer from the bowl than those of the

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other groups. Further experiments were carried out substituting cheese cubes for M&Ms. They confirmed that the effect was food-specific - if volunteers thought about eating M&Ms or cheese cubes they were put off eating that food. But thinking of M&Ms did

not reduce their appetite for cheese, and thinking of cheese did not lessen consumption of M&Ms. The findings, published in the journal Science, showed that thoughts of eating a particular food tapped into a psychological effect called “habituation” which reduces motivation.

More than 2,000 people were questioned, and twothirds also feel chicken has less fat than steak, although this has not always been the case. Meatmatters, funded by the meat industry, was responsible for a new survey, which shows that people have been led to believe that meats like beef, lamb and pork are unhealthier than they are. The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has warned against people eating too much red or processed meat because of fears that it increases chances of cancer. Experts predict 3,700 cases of cancer could be prevented each year by people consuming less meat. In

particular, meats such as bacon, ham, salami and some sausages can increase the risk of bowel cancer, according to the WCRF. The average person has a 5% risk of bowel cancer, but this rises to 6% if he or she eats an extra 50g of processed meat per day. Rachel Thompson, deputy head of science at the WCRF, said: “Red meat does contain valuable nutrients. But regardless of fat content, there is convincing scientific evidence that red and processed meat increase the risk of bowel cancer.” Chris Lamb, from Meatmatters, said: “If you eat too much of anything, you are potentially doing harm to yourself. It is misleading to link eating a lot of meat solely to cancer. “Even if people argued that we are glossing over the dangers of eating meat, they are also glossing over the benefits of eating meat, of which there are an awful lot.”

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Puzzle

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Christmas Crossword Christmas Word Search Can you find these words? Angel Boughs Christmas Excitement Green Joy Lights magical Ornaments Presents Santa Claus Snow Tree Twinkle Winter

ACROSS 2. What you put on your gifts so you know who the gift is for. 4. ____ the Snowman (name of a song) 8. Where does Santa live? 9. What month do we celebrate Christmas? 10. ____ Bells (name of a song) 12. Who has a long beard and wears a red suit? 14. What children like to get for Christmas. 15. What Santa rides in.

DOWN 1. What do you give each other at Christmas? 3. What a Christmas house is made of. 5. Something you put on your Christmas tree. 6. If you are bad, what does Santa put in your stocking? 7. What is the name of the reindeer with a nose that glows? 10. Whose birthday is celebrated on Christmas? 11. You put these on your Christmas tree to make it glow. 13. What do you decorate with ornaments for Christmas?

Can you fit these words into the jig-word, they all only appear once 3 letters 5 letters Wreath Elf Santa dasher Toy Comet Donner Cupid Sleigh 4 letters Vixen Dancer Gift Candy Bell 7 letters Chimney Tree 6 letters Star Frosty Blitzen

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Spot the christmas difference Can you spot the 5 differences between these two pictures?

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Puzzle

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Sudoku - X

The rules of sudoku X are simple - just enter the numbers 1 - 9 once in each row, column and 3 x 3 square within the sudoku X puzzle grid. In addition to standard sudoku, the numbers must only occur once in each side of the 'X' that is marked on the grid. Use logic alone to deduce where each of these numbers must be placed in every cell of a puzzle. Don’t worry! We´ve kept in two original sudokus for you on the right.

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Horoscopes of the week Capricorn (December 22nd-January 20th) Heavy social commitments you have made are taking their toll on your job, which means you may well find that you have not done even half the amount of work you usually manage to complete. Don’t worry because the people who need to be impressed already are. AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th) Love really is making you act in some very strange ways of late, but you are the only one who does not seem to have noticed. Could it be that you’ve finally been hooked? Librans link to fun offers and professional ones as well, and Santa is planning an extra-special event in your honour. PISCES (February 20th-March 20th) You have some very impressive plans for the future, but the real question is whether you have the monetary means to back your big ideas? Well, you could have if you follow up the leads given to you last week. Disregarding the bad weather, it will pay you to stick to the travel plans you have made for this special season. ARIES (March 21stApril 20th) Many of you Aries people will have been preparing for Christmas travel, but don’t forget to sort out an important monetary problem first – provided the weather hasn’t put a snow cloud over them. Leos link to fun invitations and also to offers of love for many of you. Accepting help instead of trying to cope alone can solve tricky situations - as you will soon discover. TAURUS (April 21stMay 21st) Instead of worrying so much about the future, why don’t

you try instead to enjoy the many good things the planets have placed before you instead? Geminis link to fun offers so make sure you accept. You could do with blowing off some steam. GEMINI (May 22ndJune 21st) From here on in, you regain control of your purse strings. Make your own decisions and you’ll discover that your instincts will be spoton. Enemies will be revealed, and you will get the chance to throw out the bad in your life and attract new and refreshing faces - and situations. This is your time; enjoy it, especially the treat in store. CANCER (June 22ndJuly 23rd) You should be able to look at your work and be really pleased with all that you have achieved. You have come so far in the past 12 months, and it is now time to make the final changes you have had on your mind, and in your heart, for so long. All your dreams can be turned into realities. LEO (July 24thAugust 23rd) You just love it when a plan comes together. This time, though, your ideas may take a little longer to come to fruition, so don’t be in too much of a rush to finalise things. Better options make this end-ofmonth period an extra-special time for you. Mars pushes a family issue, and

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1. William the Conqueror / William I (in 1066) 2. Holiday Inn 3. Australia 4. 12 Drummers Drumming 5. Chris Rea 6. Mud 7. Capricorn 8. `Do They Know Its Christmas` by Band Aid 9. Max Brain Training: 10. Italy Beginer: 23 Intermediate: 31 Advanced: 172 Sudoku X: 7

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Weekly Quiz 30-Second Brain Training Festive Quiz Every answer has a seasonal theme whether it be food, a carol, or just a phrase associated with Christmas. 1. new mill due (anag)

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Travel

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2011 is the year to… EVERY YEAR at this time the media is jam packed full of suggestions as to the hottest, trendy destinations for the coming year. So ash cloud, snow and airport duty tax allowing, there are a myriad of places for you to discover. One weekend broadsheet has put a handful of places together. There’s nothing amazing about them but they are quintessentially interesting if you’re looking to experience something just a little different. They’re not off the beaten track and neither do they cost an arm and a leg; plus you’ll be glad to know there is not one cruise liner amongst them – as personally I’m a little cruised out for now having read enough information about the floating hotels to last me a lifetime. This week we’ll briefly mention a few places to visit and then over the coming weeks provide more detail information about the locations.

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Antigua – cheap luxury in the Caribbean, a favourite destination which never falls out of favour. Costa Rica – now easily accessible from the UK, allegedly the greenest country in the world and Ecotourism draws many tourists to visit the extensive national parks and protected areas around the country. Costa Rica was a pioneer in this type of tourism, and it’s recognised

as one of the few with true ecotourism. India – For Cricket fans Spring 2011 sees the Cricket World Cup being held in India. There are trips which include your match ticket available, you’ll be truly bowled over by the once in a lifetime experience. Miami – is hip and trendy with lots going on for the discerning traveller. Montenegro – one of those places that you know from

the Eurovision song contest – a Mediterranean jewel. Morocco – Marrakech is full of visiting cruise passengers go instead to Meknes, small but with ambience and less people! Paris – the lover’s city, of which you can never tire. Large Manet exhibition from April to July. Peru – An old faithful, destination of the original ‘gap year’ this coming year is the 100th anniversary of the dis-

covery of Machu Picchu although known locally, it was unknown to the outside world before being brought to international attention in 1911 by the American historian Hiram Bingham. Since then, Machu Picchu has become an important tourist attraction. Sierra Leone – Travellers are regaining confidence in one of the most beautiful countries in Africa, adorned with deserted beaches. Spain – The Way is a new

film starring Martin Sheen on his road to discovery which he chooses to do in…you guessed it – Spain, Northern Spain to be precise. Thailand – a bit jaded as a backpacker paradise, it’s now branching out with the Spa scene. Tunisia – when someone mentions the name I always think of Tunis cake that you had at Christmas. New boutique hotels, the island of Djerba, just enchanting.

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Motoring

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

Clean your car sir? That’ll be just seven grand, if you please! A PENSIONER pal mine cleans the odd car here and there for bit of pocket money – especially with Christmas around the corner and all those rounds of booze to get in! He spends about three hours on each one, gives them a good wash and polish and then valets the inside, and all for between 20-30 euros, depending on how big they are, and how scruffy they are inside. Another, much younger man, actually cleans cars for a living, and he charges a little more. In fact, he offers the world’s most expensive car-wash service, costing up to a staggering £7,200 per vehicle. Gurcharn Sahota takes up to 250 hours to clean each motor with an array of 100 cleaning fluids, finishing with wax that costs £8,200 per tub. His premier wash includes polishing and buffing every inch of the car inside and out five times. He even uses a computerised microscope - normally employed by forensic scientists - to examine the bodywork for the tiniest scratch, not even visible to the naked eye. The 30-year-old, from Derbyshire, who drives a clapped-out VW Golf himself (the only thing my pal has in common with him), started the business five years ago by washing his neighbour’s cars with a bucket and sponge. Since then, he has cleaned dozens of supercars and now boasts a string of celebrity clients. “When I was younger, I washed neighbours’ cars and my dad’s car for free because I enjoyed it so much,” he said. “‘Things have built up from there and now I’m cleaning some of the fastest, most powerful sports cars in the world. People come to me, wanting the best treatment going for their car. “It makes sense because if

Chelsea ‘tractors’ rule the London set

IN THE upmarket London borough of Chelsea, you are more likely to see a 4x4 than any other motor.

you’ve got a £500,000 car, then spending a few grand on having it cleaned is worth it. Sometimes, I’ll work through the night to get a car looking absolutely pristine, because they deserve a world-class wash.” Gurcham, who lives with his parents, has converted their double garage into a hi-tech workshop, building a Formula 1-style pit for scrubbing the underneath of cars. He has even layered the entire workshop floor and walls with specialist tiles imported from Italy, which reflect flecks of dirt on the cars. And after spending hundreds of hours cleaning and polishing by hand, after washing a car with a lambs-wool mitten and soapy water, he uses a £5,000 computerised microscope to examine it for blotches and scratches. “The first time I cleaned a Ferrari Enzo it took a week and when I tried to sleep, all I could see was Ferrari red,” he recalled. “I just want perfection. Finishing is the best part because you know what it was like when you started. That gives me great satisfaction.” Gurcham started cleaning cars while studying for a degree in accountancy at Birmingham University. After graduating, he begged a local Aston Martin dealer to let him clean a DB9 for free. He agreed, reluctantly, but

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was so impressed with the results that he passed on his details to clients and began using him on a regular basis. Gorham then established his own firm, Elite Detailing, and since then he has washed several supercars, including Lamborghinis, Ferraris and Porsches. His proudest moment was cleaning the world’s most expensive car, the McLaren F1 GTR, worth up to £3 million.

It’s my favourite car,” he said. “It is so exclusive that you hardly ever see any of them on the roads.” One of his customers is celebrity lawyer Nick Freeman, known as Mr Loophole, who sends his Aston Martin DBS Volante to him regularly, and Gurcham’s other clients include Premiership footballers, rock stars, actors and stockbrokers. Okay, seven grand is a lot of dosh to spend on a clean, and it takes only a heavy snowstorm, then a thaw, and your car is filthy again! But hey, when you’re earning £500,000 a month for kicking a football around, the car clean is the equivalent of a round of drinks. And that’s how my old chum views his earnings!

That’s the findings of a survey by Diamond Insurance, and I don’t suppose there will be too many arguments on that score because nearly one in five cars in that district is a big ‘un, known sarcastically as the Chelsea ‘Tractor’. The popularity of 4x4s in suburban areas of southern England is so evidence, with Kensington, Guildford in Surrey, Wadhurst in Kent and Brentwood in Essex all being in the top 10. And the Range Rover is the most popular model, followed by the Land Rover Freelander. Occupation-wise, those most likely to drive a 4x4 are in the building trade, with bank directors, farmers and agricultural contractors also buying them. Footballers also enjoy the bigger models. A Range Rover spokeswoman explained their popularity, saying: “A lot of it right now is down to the weather conditions,” she said. “Four-

wheel drives have better traction than other cars, and that’s a big plus in these slippery times. “It also has the raised driving levels, which means the driver will feel more secure - and safety is of big concern for people with families.” While many Londoners complain about the need for hefty 4x4s on confined roads, Range Rover point out that many of city-dwelling customers also have a home in the country. “They’re very practical cars, brilliant for motorway-cruising and very spacious,” added the spokeswoman. “That’s another reason they’re so popular.” UK areas with the most 4x4 drivers and owners 1. Chelsea, London - 17.8 2. Kensington, London - 17.4 3. Banchory, Aberdeenshire 17.0 4. Turriff, Aberdeenshire 16.4 5. Ashford, Kent - 16.2 6. Cobham, Surrey - 15.7 7. Dorking, Surrey - 15.7 8. Guildford, Surrey - 15.5 9. Wadhurst, Kent - 15.5 10. Brentwood, Essex - 15.4

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The CD Turkeys! CD Tenerife 0 Real Betis 3 DEFEAT is never easy to accept. Unless you have Superman playing for you, it is something you are going to experience at some stage of any campaign. The pain of a defeat eases with time, but this loss to Betis will linger in the soul for a lifetime. You can accept losing to the biggest club in the division, the league leaders and a tasty outfit. What you cannot accept is total surrender, and no fight for the cause. A few weeks back, fans felt that Tenerife had hit rockbottom when they were humiliated at home by Nastic. But, it transpires, we were not even close. This HAS to be as far as our proud club can sink. If it isn’t, then relegation will be a certainty in June. Let’s get one thing straight. Real Betis are a La Liga side in everything but name. They are easily the best Second Division side I have seen in the last six years and if they don’t go up, I will wear a Las Palmas jersey during a commentary match next season. They battered Tenerife from pillar to post. The excellent Emana

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opened the scoring after six minutes with a shot that was reminiscent of Marco van Bastan’s classic from Euro 88. Eleven minutes later it was 2-0. Former Las Palmas forward Ruben Castro, who I flagged up in this column last week, picked the ball up on the halfway line. There was a stiff breeze at his back and he noticed that Aragoneses was

a couple of yards off his line. He caressed the ball into the breeze, over the head of the keeper into the net, even though Aragoneses got a finger to it. It was a stunning goal and it killed the crowd and the match stone dead. The fans couldn’t even stomach a boo for Castro. Instead, they saved it for the players, coach and board when Real made it 3-0

before half-time. David Prieto had already experienced an afternoon to forget. Emana had thrown him around like a rag doll and, 12 minutes before the break, he totally lost his mind. Emana is a Cameroon international. He is 6ft tall. And a lump. He was also wearing a green and black jersey. Despite all this, Prieto must have thought he was a teammate as he passed the ball to him on the edge of the area. Emana thanked his angels for the early Christmas present and smacked it into the net gratefully. The second half saw Real in first gear and, with Tenerife offering nothing, the game petered out. And then the real action began. Straight away, the fans were calling for everyone’s head. The Spanish radio phone-ins were inundated with angry callers. The papers the following morning led with pictures of the protests. A board meeting was called and sporting director Santiago Llorente was

promptly sacked. This swiftly led to rumours of a new manager. But Juan Carlos Mandia got a brief stay of execution and the dreaded vote of confidence. You see, the President, Miguel Conception, cannot sack the manager. That is the job of the sporting director and, since that position was vacant, Mandia kept his job. For now. That position will be filled next week, and who will be charge of team affairs when Tenerife travel to face Valladoild on 2nd January is anyone’s guess. Also, with the transfer window opening before the match, only Nostradamus knows who will be pulling on a jersey. Captain Marc Betran, who has been playing like a man after a move, could be sold. Julio Alvarez looks certain to go, with clubs in Greece and Turkey lined up. Beranger, Melli, Hidalgo, Juanlu and Ricardo could all follow him out of the club. It seems a drastic knee-jerk reaction, but something has

to be done. The club is a mess at the moment. A year ago, Tenerife were looking forward to matches with Barcelona and Real Madrid. The team were working hard, playing good football under a bright young coach. Now, it’s matches with Lanzarote on the horizon. The football is rubbish and our bright coach is pulling up trees at Almeria. The small plus side is that we have still got 26 matches to play. The teams around the drop zone are also struggling to buy wins, and surely we can only get better. Surely? Canarian Weekly ratings Tenerife: Aragoneses 7, Bertrán 5, Prieto 4, Melli 5, Beranger 4, Ricardo 4 (Hidalgo 73 min 5), Alonso 8, Kome 6 (Juanlu 55min 5), Natalio 5, Álvarez 4 (Omar 66min 5), Nino 6. Betis: Goitia 7, Isidoro 7, Roversio 7, Dorado 7, Nacho 8, Iriney 8 (Ezequiel 81min), Arzu 7, Salva Sevilla 8, Emaná 9, Ruben Castro 7 (Rodri 85min), Molina 7 (Juande 60min 6).

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Suffering Surfers stuffed! Division 1 Bar 180 B 7 - 3 Target Bar Legends A 3 - 7 8 Ball Massive Nauta A 1 - 9 Trap Door Palms Bar A 7 - 3 Bar 180 A Rat Pack 8 - 2 Bar La Cana Summerlands Superstars 9 - 1 Dreamers Bar Tenerife Hammers A 7 - 3 Summerlands Allstars Terrace Bar A 1 - 9 Phoenix Knights Toscales Old Boys 5 - 5 Men Of Atlantis Division One

POS 1 Palms Bar A 2 Summerlands Superstars 3 Tenerife Hammers A 4 Phoenix Knights 5 Trap Door 6 Bar 180 B 7 Rat Pack 8 Target Bar 9 Hoops Bar 10 Atlantis Sharks 11 Bar 180 A 12 Summerlands Allstars 13 Nauta A 14 8 Ball Massive 15 Terrace Bar A 16 Dreamers Bar 17 Toscales Old Boys 18 Men Of Atlantis 19 Legends A 20 Bar La Cana

P 20 20 19 21 20 20 21 21 19 20 21 20 21 21 20 20 21 21 21 21

W 19 18 15 12 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 6 6 6 4 5 4 3 3 1

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

L 0 1 2 3 4 4 6 7 6 7 9 11 12 14 10 13 13 12 16 19

F 149 152 125 126 114 111 116 105 105 103 93 87 87 87 83 79 93 97 75 53

A +- PTS 51 98 58 48 104 55 65 60 47 84 42 42 86 28 36 89 22 36 94 22 35 105 0 34 85 20 31 97 6 31 117 -24 30 113 -26 21 123 -36 21 123 -36 19 117 -34 18 121 -42 17 117 -24 16 113 -16 15 135 -60 11 157 -104 4

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

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

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

PALMS BAR A have the lead in Division One going into the festive break after another fine win. Last week, Bar 180 A ended Summerland Superstars’ unbeaten run, and they were always competitive against Palms A. But the league leaders always had something in reserve and they powered back from 3-2 down to win 7-3. Superstars stay in second

W 15 14 13 11 11 11 10 9 10 9 6 7 7 5 4 3 3 2 2

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

L 2 2 5 4 6 7 7 6 8 9 4 6 8 12 12 14 12 13 15

F A +- PTS 127 73 54 48 113 77 36 45 109 91 18 41 118 72 46 37 108 92 16 36 112 88 24 35 108 82 26 32 101 99 2 32 104 86 18 31 104 96 8 29 100 80 20 26 92 88 4 26 95 105-10 26 83 117 -34 18 85 115 -30 16 79 121 -42 12 61 119 -58 12 81 119 -38 11 70 130-60 9

place after a thumping 9-1 win over Dreamers, with defending champions Hammers A almost in their own league in third place after victory over Allstars. Rat Pack, Phoenix Knights and Trap Door all recorded wide margin wins, while 8 Ball Massive got a vital victory over Legends to give themselves some breathing space above the drop zone. Target Bar’s poor run of

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Division 1 Bar 180 A 5-3 Rood A Bar Nauta A 8-0 Silver Surfers Heroes Sports Bar 6-2 Sundowners Strikers Bar 3-5 Exiles Target Bar A 7-1 Our Place Flukers Tenerife Sons 8-0 Woody´s A Toscales Ensecan 0-8 Phoenix Bar X-Men 3-5 Target Bar B

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

Division 1 POS Pld 1 Bar Nauta A 176 2 Phoenix Bar 192 3 Bar 180 176 4 Tenerife Sons 192 5 Exiles Bar 176 6 Target Bar A 184 7 Toscales Allsorts 184 8 Silver Surfers 184 9 Rood A 176 10 Woody´s A 192 11 X-Men 184 12 Target Bar B 192 13 Sundowners 192 14 Heroes Sports Bar 192 15 Toscales Ensecan 192 16 Strikers Bar 192 17 Ourplace Flukers 192

Sing 93 87 78 82 76 69 73 47 47 52 54 44 46 41 36 34 31

AS we head into our own mini winter break, Nauta A remain top of the tree (not as fairies, of course!) after bashing the Silver Surfers 8-0. And the Phoenix Bar gave Toscales Ensecan a good roasting with their seventh whitewash of the season to stay in second spot. It was jingle bells all the way for Bar 180A as they earned a hard-fought win over Rood A, George hitting a 16-dart leg for the home team. And Exiles kept their sprouts on the boil with a 5-3 success at Strikers, Chuckling Chimp being in fine form for the home side.

Dbles 32 36 36 31 30 30 26 27 26 18 14 18 17 19 15 8 12

Treb 19 19 17 15 18 15 10 12 11 11 5 10 8 8 10 6 5

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

PTS 144 142 131 128 124 114 109 86 84 81 73 72 71 68 61 48 48

Target A’s Steve received a 180 from Santa during a comfortable 7-1 victory over the Flukers, while Harry called for some help from the elves as Heroes beat Sundowners 5-3. Target B, now well clear of the drop zone, unwrapped their presents to find a lovely 5-3 win at X-Men. Second Division Nauta Nutters, with Terry scoring a maximum, fell down the chimney at Barracudarts Boys by losing 5-3 in a top-of-the-table clash. Gaffers showed their baubles to the Phoenix Flames and came away with a 7-1 victory, and Knights B watched their flocks by night (Friday night, that is!) as they also won 7-1 at Ourplace Playgirls. Bar 180B, playing away in a

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

Pld 200 184 200 192 192 200 192 200 192 176 200 192 192 200 200 200 200 176

Sing 96 96 81 72 69 66 72 70 61 61 61 51 46 45 46 35 33 33

manger at Amigos Bad Girls, shot into a 4-1 lead but were then pegged back and had to rely on some festive-style darts to take the trebles for a 5-3 win. Tenerife Sun have been making a strong charge up the table of late, and they continued that form to ensure that they will see in the new year in fourth place after beating the Tavern 5-3 Naughty Nautas took their mistletoe and wine to Ourplace Naturals and kissed and drank their way to a solid 5-3 tri-

Dbles 40 39 42 32 28 34 24 21 23 22 26 20 16 16 8 14 14 16

Treb 17 16 17 13 19 15 12 9 13 14 7 7 13 9 9 10 10 5

180’s 7 1 2 1 2 0 3 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

PTS 153 151 140 117 116 115 108 100 97 97 94 78 75 70 63 59 57 54

umph. The Oasis Fm Darts League will resume on Friday, 7th January and. on behalf of the committee, I would like to wish you all a merry Christmas and all the best for the new year. By Geoff Huxtable

Christmas cheer for Palms Bar form continues. This time they crashed at 180 B, and Toscales Old Boys blew a 5-1 lead as Men Of Atlantis battled back to earn a draw in Valle San Lorenzo. How crucial that will be to both sides at the end of the season, I wonder? Division Two is coming to the boil nicely, and there is all to play for at both ends of the table. Leaders Legends B came unstuck at Phoenix Potters, who are still unbeaten at home. In a nip-and-tuck contest, Phoenix won the last two rubbers, with Geoff the Guv sinking the winning black. That loss has opened the door to Gaffers, who com-

fortably beat Nauta B 7-3. They are just three points behind with a match in hand. Bar 180 C blew their chance to get involved at the top as they were upset by Terrace B. The Amarilla Golf guys were good value for the win, and their recent signing, Scudz, continues to make his

mark. He beat Richard, the division's top-ranked player, in both their matches. Hammers continue to edge towards the promotion shake-up. They overtook Lupain after beating them 73. New boys Exiles have started well. This week they beat Inn The Pink 7-3, and

Barracuda Hunters did Toscales Tangos by the same scoreline. At the bottom, Palms B are showing signs of life. They jumped two places after their win at Woodys, and that puts Connors bottom following their tight loss at Target Rangers. This Tuesday (28th Dec), there is the traditional Division One versus Division Two challenge. The Palms Bar, in Torviscas, hosts the match, which starts at 7.30pm. Thirty players from each league will do battle, and everyone is welcome to cheer them on!

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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

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

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

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.

TEETH WHITENING

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

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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

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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 Clear. High: 22 °C . Wind NNE 21 km/h . Friday Night Clear. Low: 17 °C . Wind NNE 32 km/h .

Saturday Clear. High: 23 °C . Wind NNE 28 km/h . Saturday Night Chance of Rain. Scattered Clouds. Low: 18 °C . Wind North 32 km/h . 20% chance of precipitation (trace amounts).

Sunday Chance of Rain. Scattered Clouds. High: 22 °C . Wind NNE 28 km/h . 20% chance of precipitation (trace amounts). Sunday Night Scattered Clouds. Low: 17 °C . Wind NNE 28 km/h .

Monday Partly Cloudy. High: 22 °C . Wind NE 18 km/h . Monday Night Clear. Low: 16 °C . Wind NNE 14 km/h .

Tuesday Clear. High: 22 °C . Wind WNW 18 km/h . Tuesday Night Chance of Rain. Scattered Clouds. Low: 16 °C . Wind North 28 km/h . 20% chance of precipitation (trace amounts).

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

Managing Editor & Director: Chris Elkington

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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

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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 Rain. Scattered Clouds. High: 21 °C . Wind WNW 21 km/h . 20% chance of precipitation (trace amounts). Wednesday Night Chance of Rain. Scattered Clouds. Low: 15 °C . Wind NNW 25 km/h . 20% chance of precipitation (trace amounts).

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