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It’s plane-speaking! Relief for airports as unions call a truce over one-day strikes TENERIFE’S tourism industry has been given a huge lift because the proposed series of one-day strikes by airport workers appears to be over. It would have spelled chaos for the hundreds of thousands of passengers flying from the UK to Spain and the Canaries daily, including tourists at peak holiday times, especially during Easter. Now, though, the airport unions throughout Spain UGT, CCOO and USO - at loggerheads with airport authority AENA, have called a truce. They planned 22 separate days of action in protest at the Spanish Government’s plan to part-privatise AENA which, the unions say, would spark redundancies and affect their working conditions. In fact, the unions also feared that privatisation could lead to a 25% increase in airport charges and, subsequently, higher ticket prices. The stoppages, by around 12,500 airport ground staff, threatened severe disruption at the country’s 47 airports during the Easter holiday, and at peak summer times. Now, however, the unions have reached a preliminary agreement with AENA to avert the mass walk-outs, leaving UK holiday-makers especially, and Tenerife Tourism officials, breathing a sigh of relief. A draft plan will be offered to workers next week in a referendum, and AENA bosses said in a statement on

Wednesday: “The agreement was reached after nearly 20 hours of talks.” The company’s proposal guarantees the workers’ jobs and present working conditions, which is what the bitter row has been all about. Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said: “It is good news, and guarantees the movement of the public.” And Isaiah Taboas, Spain’s Transport Secretary, added: “The tourism sector and citizens can be confident that they can travel in Holy Week (the week leading up to

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Easter Sunday, when families with schoolchildren tend to head for sunnier climes before the summer term). “We have started out on the right path towards reaching a peaceful solution, and good relations with workers, during our attempts to reorganise the administration of our nation’s airports.” José Manuel Lorenzo, CCOO spokesman, said one of the major requirements was that any protection afforded by the agreement must be applied equally to all airport workers, regardless of who

their employer may be. Included in the agreement, which will be in effect until 2018, is that AENA maintains a “presence” in the administration of whatever concessionaries take up the 49% privatisation offer. In addition, the unions hope to include a clause that will protect all jobs held by workers employed directly by AENA, although how this will be achieved practically has not been mentioned. “The unions are the first to want to see this situation resolved,” said Lorenzo, pointing out that, despite

reaching this pre-accord, they are still fundamentally opposed to AENA’s decision to privatise. According to those at the negotiations, the first AENA offer was rejected but, after hours of further deliberations, a second deal was accepted, to be presented to the membership of all unions concerned. This latest news really will be a shot in the arm for Tenerife Tourism minister Jose Bermudez, whose department has been clobbered time and again in the last year or so.

Firstly, it was ice and snow at the airports, then the Ash Cloud, then wildcat strikes by air traffic controllers then, finally, the closure of snow-bound Heathrow earlier this year because there was insufficient equipment to clear the runways. And the proposed one-day walk-outs by workers at both North and South airports here must have given him nightmares. Today, though, he will be all smiles again. Now, all we need is some decent sunshine for the tourists - and for us poor, hard-done-by residents!


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Guardia Civil issuing less traffic fines Motorists here in Tenerife may have noticed that the Guardia Civil are a little more reluctant

Unemployment decrease The Tenerife Cabildo’s Councillor for Tourism and first vice president José Manuel Bermúdez has announced a sharp rise in employment here in Tenerife for the months of January and February. According to Bermudez, the rise of 25 and 40 per cent respectively is due to the gradual improvements in the economic situation, this thanks largely to increased demand in the tourism sector, where the majority of the new contracts have been awarded.

Tax news GOOD NEWS for tax payers here in Tenerife as Canarian Government vice president María del Mar Julios announced that there are no increases in provincial taxes on the horizon. The feared increases were expected in order to cover the deficit in regional government costs, particularly in the area of health services, but the vice president commented that the public will not be ‘punished’ at this time by such a measure.

to issue fines than they have been in the past and there’s a good reason for that.

According to the association representing the force, traffic enforcement officers are conducting what we know as a ‘go-slow’ and this is definitely being felt in the public purse. Here in the Canarias the action is resulting in an average of 2,000 less fines being issued each month. This is a significant sum, since it represents 25 per cent of the usual monthly income from the more than 8,000 fines on the roads here on the Islands. So what is the problem? Since June of last year the

Guardia Civil have been demanding fixed working conditions, similar to those that govern the National Police. According to a statement from the AUGC, the organization that represents the force, “We are the only Spanish force that does not have regulated working hours”. Despite the long running, ten-month dispute, nothing has improved. In fact some sanctions have been applied to the force with a number of officers actually taking a pay cut. A source within the force commented that the real reason that the speed limit has been reduced on Spain’s roads from 120km to 110km is to compensate for the drop in fines income, as it is likely

that motorists will, at the outset, exceed the limit and thus force officers to pull them over and issue fines. Spanish authorities claim that the reduction in speed is an attempt to create a nation-wide reduction in the use of fuel and thus reduce demand and save energy. Here in Tenerife the protest has coincided with the introduction of some new fixed radars, which officers suggest have been installed in another attempt to recoup some of the losses from the 2,000 less fines coming in each month. On another note, most of the speeding fines that have been issued here in Tenerife since the introduction of the lower speed limit have been to tourists.

Space wanted for these digital waifs and strays NIKKI ATTREE, a professional photographer from El Medano, who specialises in digital images, is keen to stage an exhibition of her work. But she simply cannot find a venue to display her amazing pictures, despite a long search to display her ‘Digital Beach and Digital Dogs collection. Nikki supports the local dog refuges and was commissioned to produce the stunning 2011 “Wooftastic” calendar for K9, who will receive a percentage of her profits from an exhibition. The photographer has produced work for album covers, completed private commissions,

Carnival Following the success of the Santa Cruz and Puerto de la Cruz carnivals in the past weeks the festivities now move into the municipalities. Friday 18th March sees the start of the circus themed Arona Carnival with events throughout the ten period commencing with a photographic exhibition titled ‘our carnival’ in the Cultural centre in Los Cristianos. Saturday sees the election of the Arona Carnival Queen, taking place in the Plaza de Pescador at 8pm.

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and has had her digital art exhibited in London and Brighton. Her quirky photos, involving such visions as skateboarding and windsurfing dogs, always have people smiling. She believes that “art photography” can be fun as well as visionary, and that “commercial photography” can be innovative as well as popular. It’s not surprising that she bases much of her work on the sea because she has been windsurfing for more than 20 years, and it has played a big part in her life. For the past decade, she has lived beside the ocean, in Brighton on the south coast

of England, and now in El Medano. Nikki studied photography at the University of London, graduating with a BA in 1988, before working as a freelance photographer and digital artist in the UK until her move to Tenerife in 2007. Since then, she has been helping the hard-working animal rescue centres by running www.tenerifedogs.com seeking to find homes for abandoned dogs, hence her connection with K9. If you believe you have the space to bring Nikki’s exhibition dream to life, please contact her on www.nikkiattree.com

Spain’s nuclearreactor fears SPAIN is the only EU country with nuclear reactors similar to those seen in Fukushima in Japan, now seriously affected by the earthquake and tsunami. The boiling-water design at Cofrentes, Valencia, was opened in 1984, and another in Santa María de Garoña, in Burgos seven years later - the same time as the Japanese plant. This particular design came from General Electric in the Fifties as an alternative to the pressurised-water design, and both are considered equally as safe. The Japanese devastation has re-opened the nuclear debate, and the Spanish Government has already extended the life of the Garoña plant to 2013.

A decision on whether to extend the working life of the Cofrentes plant was expected from the Government this week. Greenpeace criticised safety at the Cofrentes plant recently, saying it was showing its age, and claiming it was not even needed if the data of the Spanish electricity supply was studied. ,The independent, environmental organisation has accused the plant’s owner, Iberdrola, of putting profit before investment. The ecologists also noted that earthquakes up to 5.1 on the Richter scale have been experienced in Spain, in provinces where there are nuclear plants. Meanwhile, EU leaders debated on Tuesday in Brussels just how prepared European infrastructure was in the event of a massive power-supply failure, as seen in Japan following the quake

Canaries bottom of new-companies pile OF the 7,123 new businesses opened in Spain in January, the Canary Islands fared worst of all in terms of capital used to establish them. There was a 13.6% increase in this field over the same period last year, and 15% more than in December, but the amount of subscribed capital fell compared with January 2010. The total capital employed to establish new companies exceeded 459 million euros, but was still 8.5% less than the same month last year,

according to this week’s data from the National Institute of Statistics (INE). Of the total subscribed capital, 70.9% went to establish limited companies and 29.1% for corporations. But the number of companies dissolved increased by 13.1% over January 2010, reaching a total of 2,814. Most dissolved voluntarily (77.2%), while 14.3% merged, and the remaining 8.5% were wound up for other reasons. The Asturias region had the highest average of subscribed capital for new companies in January, with 248,749 euros, and the Canaries trailed in last with just 20,181 euros spent.

A major drugs bust in Canarias ACCORDING to a report from the National Police, a major cocaine importation and distribution gang has been uncovered, with 28 people detained in the Canary Islands and on the mainland. Codenamed ‘Operation Romeo’, officers seized a total of 7.7 kilos of cocaine, 12 kilos of a cutting agent, laboratory equipment and a

variety of other paraphernalia along with 2,250 euros, five vehicles and a pistol. The operation dates back to 2009 in Las Palmas, and police claim the main destinations for the drugs were Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria, as well as a number of locations on the Spanish peninsular. The gang comprised 11 Spaniards, 12 Columbians, one Guatemalan, two Ecuadorians and one person from Paraguay. They remain in custody awaiting court appearances.

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So do something funny for money My first memory of Red Nose Day was many years ago when my mum sported a plastic red nose on her tiny car. Since then I’ve been an avid viewer of the Friday night telethon every other year. Red Nose Day is a UK-wide fundraising event organised by the Comic Relief charity every two years. On Red Nose Day everyone is encouraged to cast inhibitions aside, put on a Red Nose and Do Something Funny for Money – celebrities included! It culminates in a night of cutting edge comedy and moving documentary films on BBC One. Red Nose Day unites the entire nation in trying to make a difference to the lives of thousands of people across Africa and the UK who are facing terrible injustice or living in desperate poverty. Comic relief is now a well oiled mechanism, and yes there are poignant TV clips put together by a producer who knows what buttons to press to make us armchair dwellers part with our cash. That aside, I love it. The rationale behind the red noses and all the comedic goings on is simple, it is an attempt to raise funds for those less fortunate than you or I. The recent two programmes entitled, ‘Rich, Famous and in the slums’ was a prime example of the people and places that Comic Relief is trying to help. The show was part of Britain’s “Red Nose Day,” a nationwide campaign that uses comedy to raise money for charity. “Famous, Rich and in the Slums makes for difficult viewing,” wrote one review, “not because it’s bad telly,

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but because it is reality TV firmly grounded in the horrifying truth of millions of people’s lives.” One reviewer wrote; “Some may argue that humiliating the wealthy (and, more importantly, using the poor as props) is a cheap way to get ratings. But in these times of rising populism, using the wealthy to draw attention to the poor seems to me to be the perfect pairing.” For those that missed it basically Lenny Henry, Angela Rippon, Samantha Womack and Reggie Yates were dropped in one of the world’s largest slums, in Kibera, Kenya, iving and working, native – it proved hard to say the least. Lenny living with a family of orphans who were just so lovely, Angela trying to drum up business for a hairdresser with HIV, Samantha living with a sex worker and Reggie Yates trying to help a young Kiberan and cleaning toilets the worst job but the best paid!. Just because you live in Tenerife doesn’t stop you donating to Comic Relief. There are lots of ways you can make your donation; the easiest way from here is to pay online www.rednoseday.com and donate online – they accept £ sterling, US$, Euros and Aus$. If you’d rather make a bank transfer, you can email comic relief for details at fundraising@comicrelief.com On the phone - use your debit or credit card to make a donation via the Red Nose Day donation line – just call 03457 910 910.* *Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles will apply. You can make a payment by writing us a cheque (preferably in £ sterling) made payable to Red Nose Day 2011 and sending it to the following address: Comic Relief, 89 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TP, United Kingdom.

Smooth going as Arona roads are having a facelift MOTORISTS will have to contend with an upheaval for the next couple of months as some sections of Arona roads are resurfaced. The work is being cofinanced by the Tenerife Cabildo and the local authority to the tune of some 1,170,000 euros, which will provide employment for a host of workers. Already well underway is the re-asphalting of the TF657 in La Camella, as well as the TF-66 stretch between the Palm Mar roundabout

and El Fraile, and up to Guaza. Another job will start in the next few days when the Cabildo begins resurfacing a four-kilometre section of TF-28, where it passes through Chayofa, between La Camella and the TF-1 exit at the entrance to Los Cristianos. In addition, the Mayor of Arona, José Alberto González Reverón, said his administration was committed to make similar improvements on the TF-66 at Buzanada, with a further 170,000 euros on the table for that job - all coming from Town Hall coffers. The roadworks are all included in Arona’s initiative

to resurface its many roads in poor condition, and there are plans to extend the works further. Already listed as a priority is the old Chayofa road, calle Orobal, in La Camella. Work will also be taking place on the coast, in Los Cristianos and Playa de Las Americas, on the avenida Londres, avenida Chayofita, Siete Islas, the Antonio Domínguez roundabout and the avenida Juan Carlos I. Drivers will probably have noticed some of the other work already in progress, such as in Valle San Lorenzo, on the stretch linking El Toscal and El Almendro, as well as the Vera de Abajo, El

Colegio and Casas de Abajo roads. In all, the Town Council will be paying 770,000 euros of the total cost, with the Cabildo picking up the balance, which all adds up two million euros being spent on improving Arona’s roads. Mayor González Reverón said: “This collaboration between the Cabildo and the Arona Town Council is about establishing priorities, deciding where to focus our attention and looking at which roads are in need of urgent action.” He added: “All this work is aimed at making the roads significantly safer for users.”

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ONCE AGAIN Tenerife is hosting an important event, but this time it’s something a little different. In April Europe will join in “Destinations Meet Online” and more than 300 European tour operators and online travel agents will meet here on the Island, thanks to an agreement reached during the recent ITB travel fair held in Berlin. This will be the first time that this conference will be held in Spain and will go a long way towards improving Tenerife’s high position in the Europe-wide network as

well as allowing the Island to further promote itself as a first class destination on an international level. In general, the ITB has proved to be a big success for Tenerife, living up to the expectations of the Island’s representatives. In a statement from Cabildo Tourism chief José Manuel Bermúdez, he announced, “This fair has allowed us to put ourselves firmly in front for 2011. According to the present outlook, Tenerife will be the preferred destination among all the Canary Islands and we should actually receive more German visi-

tors this year than Gran Canaria, the Island that has traditionally been the favourite for tourists from this country,” he said. “So, Tenerife will be the leader in terms of visitors from the Archipelago’s three major sources of tourism, Britain, Spain and Germany.” This positive outlook is in large part due to an agreement reached between Tourism Tenerife and Germany’s largest travel agent and tour operator’s association, DRV. DRV has agreed to recommend the Island to its literally thousands of members who in turn will sell it to their cus-

tomers, a great result for Tourism Tenerife and the many people who have worked so hard at ITB to promote the quality and sustainability of tourism on offer here. The Tenerife delegation was headed up by José Manuel Bermúdez, and Cabildo President Ricardo Melchior and consisted of over 50 representatives from various branches of the tourist sector, including local Mayors and hotel associations. The ITB fair is one of the most important to be held each year across the globe and last year attracted over 180,000 visitors.

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Asocio business association ASOCIO is the name of the new business association in the South of Tenerife. There are many organisations in Tenerife but this one is specific; the group is dedicated to those within the leisure ‘Ocio’ industry. So whether you’re a bar, restaurant, pub, excursion company, theme park, gym, spa or recreational sportsrelated, then you are eligible to become a member. Lorenzo Reveron, Vice President of Asocio told Canarian Weekly: “we would like more business owners from the leisure industry to join our association. The more members we are the greater power we have.” Tenerife is a holiday island, its success and growth, depending on who you speak to, is built on tourism. However, for businesses such as restaurants and bars, many encounter major difficulties, even though their prime objective is to satisfy the needs of visitors, ensuring their holiday experience is good, making them want to return. At times business owners feel that they as individuals are banging their heads against a brick wall; whether due to licensing issues, escalating stock costs, lack of knowledge or even an Ayuntamiento.

Lorenzo Reveron (left) and Claudia Guerra Ucieda (right)

This is where Asocio can help, as their website states: “When there are more of us, clearly we have more power creating a stronger group, better organisation and when it comes to making important decisions, we can make more impact - e.g. legislation, security, police matters, etc, etc.” The ethos behind Asocio is clear then: there is strength in numbers. As a lone proprietor you feel isolated and achieve little as part of a group of like minded business, a team, great things can be achieved

– fighting for change. The monthly fee for belonging to Asocio is nominal 15 euros per month, then 10 euros per month for subsequent businesses, and there are a vast array of benefits for members. Asocio is non-profitmaking and the monthly contributions go towards the administration of running the group itself. Asocio is like a co-operative and through belonging to the group you can gain cost savings as the association, because of its size can negotiate discounts for its members

with suppliers. There will be a list of suppliers with one from each sector. Javier Cabrera, President of Asocio meets on a regular basis with the councillors, in Adeje and Arona, ‘Mesa de Ocio’ to iron out major issues that need resolving.

If you would like to join have a look at their website www.asocio.es or give them a call, 922 716 603. Your first contact will be with Claudia Guerra Ucieda. Born in mainland Spain she has lived here in Tenerife for most of her life, she speaks Spanish,

English and French and deals with the administration for Asocio. Claudia will happily answer any questions you have about being a member. Lorenzo Reveron, told Canarian Weekly, “if you join Asocio, together we can be strong”

Fears remain over landslides in Taco LANDSLIDES in the Taco region have all but destroyed a large warehouse and fears remain that even more buildings could be at risk. The recent heavy rains saw mud and rock cascade down the side of the embankment above the warehouse and vehicles were all but buried. Experts from Town Planning department at the Santa Cruz Town hall have warned that further landslides from the mountain are likely if the rains persist, threatening nearby houses. The department has warned homeowners at risk to take urgent action, par-

ticularly those in the Las Moraditas zone. The problem arises due to the fact that the mountain is made up of ‘picon’, the black, pumice like material that is extremely unstable. Already the rains have caused a landslide that not only affected the furniture warehouse last week, but also four homes. Technicians from the planning department have recommended that businesses in the industrial zone cease to trade until such time as the rains have stopped and any risk of more destruction is over. Local residents claim that the poor state of the mountain is due to the illegal extraction of the ‘picon’ that has taken place over the years. They also point

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out that they have been complaining about the situation for the past two decades, but the Town Council has done nothing. In fact the Santa Cruz council has passed the buck, claiming that the Taco mountain is actually in La Laguna and responsibility therefore is theirs and it is they that must determine the legality or otherwise of the ‘picon’ extraction. The La Laguna Town Council, however, puts the responsibility right back to Santa Cruz. Whatever the case may be in terms of the dispute between the two administrations, the seven people affected by the threat to their homes are still staying with family, waiting for some kind of resolution and for the rains to stop.

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Las Galletas - has international flavour Diving Capital WITH diving such a popular pursuit here in Tenerife it is little wonder that the Arona Town Council has developed a project entitled ‘Las Galletas – Diving Capital’. In a statement Arona’s Mayor José Alberto González Reverón, said, “This Project is specifically designed to promote Las Galletas as the real

central place in Arona to practice this popular pastime. “This will really go a long way towards the socioeconomic development of the town”. This initiative is included in Arona’s 2007-2013 Urban Project and is co-financed by the European Commission. The main aim of the project is to promote diving as not only a fun pursuit but also a way of taking care of the marine environment, and aiding in the recuperation of the biodiversity of this part of the Arona coastline.

Lots to do for the kids A special night is in store for youngsters on March Friday 18th at the Las Galletas Instituto de Enseñanza Secundaria, where ‘An Alternative Evening 2011’ will be laid on for their enjoyment. The initiative has been developed by the Youth department at the Arona Town Hall, under the directorship of Eva Luz Cabrera, in collaboration with the afore-

mentioned school and has been put on for the past several years with great success. From 6pm until midnight, kids will be invited to join in activities, according to Cabrera, who commented, “This project came into being some years ago with the object of providing young people in Arona with alternative ways of enjoying themselves”. During the evening the young people will be able to take part in events such as sports, cultural and musical pursuits and also take part in a variety of work shops.

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from March 18 until April 3rd this year. Canarian Weekly will keep you up to date when more information becomes available.

THEY just can’t get enough! After a nineday break, singers and supporters descended on the Theatre Bar in San Eugenio last Friday for the sixth heat of Tenerife Loves Karaoke.

Oh, what a night it was as the competition produced its first male winner, in the shape of Peter Kuhn, from Germany, who stunned the judges with his voice and stage presence. The runners-up were from Britain and Croatia, giving the contest an international feel about it. For the sixth consecutive heat - and this time despite showery weather - the venue was packed out, with standing-room reduced to a minimum inside and out. Again, the judges for this Oasis Fm-organised event were faced with a tough task in selecting the three singoff finalists from 15 competitors. After what seemed ages, and because of the closeness of their scoring, plus the checking and rechecking, the judges made their decision. And, for the first time, the women were outnumbered. The Fully Monty, in The Patch at Las Americas, produced the same reaction as a full complement of entertainers and supporters descended on the venue for Heat 7 on Wednesday. Residents and also tourists were keen to show off their vocal talents in this popular competition, which is proving to be a phenomenal success here in the south of the Island. The judges were again confronted by some difficult decisions, such was the quality of the contestants, but

they finally settled on three female finalists. The winner, and youngest finalist so far, was Shannon Swain, who will join the other six to emerge from the heats so far at the Grand Final, to be staged at Showtime, Las Americas, on 14th May. All 15 finalists will compete for a 500-euro cash prize, a 12-track recording session at Villa Studios, a contract with

top agents Paul James Associates, and the title of Tenerife Loves Karaoke 2011 king or queen. There are still eight heats outstanding at the following venues: Bow Locks, Calleo Salvaje; Irish Rose, Puerto Colon; Palms Bar, Golf del Sur; O’Jangles, Los Cristianos; Academy, Torviscas; Blarney Stone, Playa de la Arena; La Gua

Gua, Fanabe Beach and, lastly, Wigan Pier, Las Americas. If you are interested in competing in the biggest and Tenerife’s most popular talent contest this year, call Oasis Fm on 902 232 102, register at the venues or via Facebook. Otherwise, just come along, cheer along - and have a great night out!

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tops in It’s rubbish, Arona Annette’s technicolour clash WITH THE streets of Los Cristianos and Arona in general looking a somewhat messy lately it has now officially been brought to the notice of the local Town Council. In a recent sitting of the council the Socialist spokesman Francisco García accused the local government of a lack of control regarding the company that now handles the rubbish collection and street cleaning for the Municipality. It perhaps came as a sur-

prise to their detractors that the local council actually admitted that something had to be done. Town and Environment Councilor Antonio Luis Sosa spoke out after the special sitting, saying that the new company that has been contracted has indeed not provided the level of service that had been hoped for, despite being an improvement on the company formerly employed to do the same job. The Socialist critic said, “We have spent the past six years putting up with the poor job done by the previous company and now we have a new

one that is really not prepared to handle the job in a Municipality such as ours,” directly referring to the firm, UTE. “During the first three weeks they have been on the job we have scenes that are just not appropriate for a tourist based Municipality like ours,” he continued, saying that some workers could even be found on the street picking up the rubbish in shopping trolleys. Apparently Local Police have been called on 12 times to assist. On top of all that the company did not have enough containers to cover the area and Arona had to

call for help from Puerto de la Cruz and La Laguna to borrow some. In all, he said, the service is chaotic and this from a company that stands to earn some 12 million euros over the next eight years. “Local neighbours feel taken advantage of, conned basically, at having to put up with this kind of situation as a result of a new contract with a new company more expensive than the last.” However, Councilor Sosa assures that they are on the case and will tell UTE that the council will be unwilling to pay for services that are not being provided.

Canarian exports to Africa on the up More good news for Canarian-African relations as the figures for the total exports to the

African continent for 2010 reveal a significant 16.6 per cent increase in comparison with 2009

Allergic... and don’t know it? IF YOU constantly have a stuffy nose or weepy eyes then you may well have an allergy to pollen without realising it. According to a recent study, at least 14% of Canarian residents have the problem, which is, of course, particularly potent at spring-

time or anytime when plants are pollinating. The study makes up part of a book that was released here in Tenerife this week for the first time, regarding aerobiology and respiratory allergies on this Island. It seems in addition to problems with pollen, some five per cent of Canarians also suffer with allergies to various molds.

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In terms of billing, this represents an impressive 200,47 million euros with the top ten market nations being Mauritania (30.18 million), Benin (18.38m), Morocco (17.7m), Equatorial Guinea (17m), Cape Verde (16.84m), Nigeria (15.14m), Algeria (12.18m), Ivory Coast (11.46m), Liberia (9.43m) and Senegal (9.09m). Of the total billing amount some 46.7 per cent comes from petroleum derivatives. But 2010 has also seen an interesting increase in the sale of a wide variety of products for the second year in a row and despite the economic crisis. The most successful products were fish, glass, cork, vehicles, boats and machinery, with fish products bringing in 50m, glass at 8m and cork at 7.6m.

CARNIVAL came early to Los Cristianos last week when 42 ladies from the Los Hermanos Pentanca Club took part in a fancy-dress competition. The women, all dressed up to the nines, did themselves proud as they competed against each other, not just

with their fancy outfits but for trophies as well in a petanca match. After three hours of close competition, Annette Ward emerged triumphant by winning all her three games for a score of 23 points. She just pipped Adriana (22 points), who was followed by Maggie (19). And there was a bottle of cava for all the competitors - their reward for such a colourful, eye-catching turn-out.

However the biggest jumps were seen in drinks and wood, which saw both their export figures quadruple and in plants, which increased six times in comparison with the previous year. As far as increases in nonpetroleum based products, they have been particularly significant in Liberia at 605 per cent, Equatorial Guinea at 97 per cent, Senegal at 49 per cent, Ivory Coast at 32 per cent, Mauritania at 26 per cent, Algeria at 14 and Cape Verde at 12 per cent. The only country that has seen a decrease in non-petroleum products is Morocco with a drop of some 12 per cent. New markets for Canarian exports also opened up last year in Gambia, Angola, Sierra Leon, Burkina Faso and Ghana.

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Jonathan Barragán leader in MX Elite FOLLOWING the second qualifiers for the Spanish MX Elite Championships in Osuna last weekend, Jonathan Barragán has emerged as the leader of the pack as he prepares for the finals to be held here in San Miguel on 27th March. Barragán, who hails from Madrid, has finished first in the last four events leading up to the Championships and has won the past two National finals held here, although it is not his favourite track. In MX2 Jordi Páez achieved his second victory although José Luis Martínez holds leader position with five points more than Páez.

Martínez, from Holland, is one of the favourites here in Tenerife, since his father comes from Las Galletas and was a motocross driver himself. Now that the Osuna trials are over, all the equipment is being assembled at the port in Seville ready to be shipped here to Santa Cruz. The president of the Moto Club Abona, José Miguel Cabrera travelled to Osuna last weekend to supervise the loading of the containers. As for the circuit, the doors are now firmly closed to the public as work gets underway to prepare the track for the most prestigious event of the year.

Adeje-Arona gap bridged! THE MAYORS of Adeje and Arona met up recently to declare the Troya bridge, el Puente de Troya, officially open. The event, attended by many members of the tourism, hostelry and local business communities, took place at the point where the

two Municipalities meet, at the barranco Troya in the area closest to the beach front. Adeje Mayor Rodríguez Fraga called the opening of the crossing between Arona and Adeje “symbolic” and expressed the hopes of all concerned that the change would have a positive effect on local businesses, pedestrians, public transport and traffic flow.

Adeje is heading up employment figures for national tourism ADEJE has just received some very good news that has confirmed that they are definitely heading in the right direction in terms of tourist sector development. The body known as the Barometer of Affordability and Employment in Spanish Tourist Destinations has looked at 105 different Municipalities across the country and found that Adeje is among the top four for 2010. The results were revealed during the XIV International Forum of Tourism Adeje by Exceltur Vice President and tourism expert José Luis Zoreda, who said that only Benidorm, San Bartolomé de Tirajana and Palma de Mallorca, (in first place) are ahead of Adeje when it comes to employment in

national tourist destinations. The Forum was opened by Mayor of Adeje, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga and it was also revealed during the meeting that Adeje is one of the most affordable destinations too, drawing attention to the extensive work that has been done to upgrade the services and facilities on offer. Adeje actually provides some 10,260 jobs in the sector and the average daily cost per room in the zone is 57 euros. Included in the employment figure are not only hotels and other forms of accommodation but also restaurants, leisure and small and medium sized businesses. Also mentioned was Puerto de La Cruz, where some 5,449 people are employed in the sector and the average daily cost per room is just 29.9

euros. The city was cited as an example of how numbers can decrease if a location is allowed to fall into disrepair. Zoreda commented that Tenerife finds itself both at the top and the bottom of the list when comparing Adeje and Puerto de la Cruz. The Spanish tourism expert added that new ways of viewing the situation have to be found, “less rhetoric, more reality” he declared, saying that there needs to be a better understanding between the private and public sector. On a more positive note, he agreed with the Forum that 2011 will be a good year for tourism, “Thanks in part to the unfortunate situations that exist in other countries”, clearly referring to the recent unrest in Tunisia and Egypt, both rival destinations to Tenerife.

However, he warned that those destinations are now fighting to keep their heads above water and, “They are savagely cutting the costs of holidays and we simply cannot compete with that. So don’t get too euphoric here, because the risks are just around the corner. “What are needed are new approaches, literally an evolution, because we can’t apply old actions by way of new solutions.” He said that it will be necessary to reinvent these destinations that are flagging, update infrastructure and above all, the product, the offer, “Which is, after all, from where the promotion begins. There is little point in increasing the number of flights into the island if demand remains the same.”

Pirate cabs ‘must go’ MORE threats of strikes as taxi drivers who work the tourist zones here in Tenerife are up in arms after losing an important battle in their war against unlicensed carriers. Driver’s associations had petitioned the Canarian Government recently against the so-called pirate mini-buses that pick-up at airports and hotels and are seen by the group as a serious threat to their already shrinking incomes. But the Government failed to support their call for sanctions and the associa-

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tions are now considering a strike on 1st April. The drivers are looking for some kind of ban on vehicles that privately carry leess tha six passengers, and according the driver’s associations, “The situation as it stands at present is simply unacceptable and it is making it virtually impossible for us to work”. Another spokesman for the drivers, Juan Artiles, said, “We are not coming out against private transport companies but rather against the minibuses that put themselves forward as taxis but in reality have no permit whatsoever. “You can see them everyday at the airports with signs with passenger’s names on, waiting at the

arrivals terminal. “We have no problem with school transport or vehicles for the transport of the disabled, we just want control and sanction on illegals. “It seems most politicians agree with us yet we have been left out on a limb, with all the parties remaining silent on this issue. I don’t know if this is some kind of political strategy or whether there has been some kind of external pressure, but whatever the case we are all very upset by what has happened.” It is also possible that further stoppages could be ahead during Easter week if the cabbies fail to get some concessions in the coming weeks.

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Culture and tourism to unite in Magma Festival THE MAGMA Festival, to be celebrated this coming April in Adeje, will coincide with Easter week, uniting two of the greatest elements of the Island, culture and tourism, and complementing beautifully the slogan ‘Sol y Playa’, (sun and beach), according to Deputy Culture Minister for the Canarian Government, Alberto Delgado. The event, which focuses on cutting edge music and culture, has Canadian artiste Richie Hawtin topping the bill, a performer who is considered to be one of the most distinct voices in contemporary electronic music. The show is divided into two different parts; Lunar, which is dedicated to techno and minimal; and Solar, a programme featuring various Canarian artists creating elec-

The Palms serve up a real cracker THE PALMS, on Golf del Sur, has underprivileged children and orphans in mind when it stages a lengthy charity bash tomorrow (Saturday). The restaurant is donating all proceeds from its barbecue and entertainment to local charity Guadyl, and the

tronic sounds. In a press conference, Delgado stated that following the revival of the Magma Festival in 2010, as much as the event focused on this style of music it also proved that culture is a very important element in tourism. In this its sixth edition, the festival takes its place in the series of electronic music festivals here in Tenerife, using the Internet as its main form of promotion. Organiser of the event, Bernard Habis, says that he hopes it will attract at least as many participants as it did last year, which was more than 2,000, and added that the cost to mount the affair is 230,000 euros. The festival took four years

off but, according to Habis, this did little to reduce the appeal of the show, since there are still plenty of people interested in this area of modern culture. The festival will kick off in the afternoon at the Magma Centro de Arte y Congresos, (Art and Conference Centre), where short films will be shown as well as a space provided to promote new technologies, video games and art exhibits. Mayor of Adeje, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, commented that the fact that the festival will take place during Easter week means that it will be open to residents that come south for a visit as well as vis-

itors from abroad. In his opinion it is vital to increase the cultural element that is on offer, and this, he believes, can only enhance the tourism image of the Island. He also bemoaned the fact that for a long time the south has traditionally been outside of the cultural circuit and is gratified to see events such as this being held in Adeje and making up for the former lack of variety available to visitors. The Magma Festival is backed by Culture and Sport at the Canarian Government and organised by Airbag Events in collaboration with Tourism Tenerife and the Adeje Town Council.

eight-euro tickets are worth every cent! Proceedings get underway at noon with several attractions, including facepainting, tombola, a raffle and various stalls, with the barbecue beginning at 3pm. It’s going to be a super day out for families, with live entertainment, featuring Colin Stevens, Jamie Rourke, Jan Munroe and Alex Davis, starting at 9pm.

Sign up for a writers’ circle WRITING is a satisfying, though solitary, activity - and I can testify to that because I am a published author and writer. I have started a writers’ circle at my Parque de la Reina home, and we would be delighted to hear from any writers, published or unpublished, who would like to join us. You can find me on www.hazelbennett.co.uk We take turns to read out our short stories, features

and book chapters and give each other constructive feedback to help us all to improve. Parque de la Reina is easy to find, just off the TF1, two junctions west from the airport in Tenerife South, so even if you live in the north of the Island, it would be an easy journey. Whether you are a published writer or a complete beginner, I want to hear from you. Please contact me at hazel@hazelbennett.co.uk

There’s still time to see Carnival In Los Gigantes AS CARNIVAL festivities start to wind down around the Island there is still plenty of time to catch the action in Los Gigantes, often said by many to be one of the most fun events of the bunch. Here’s a quick look at what you can still enjoy this coming weekend and beyond. Friday 18th 6pm the Children’s Carnival Queen Gala kicks off, with entertainment from dance group Escuela Pancracio Socas, singers Yanira de León and Isabel Torbellino, a performance by Garaje Animado and the Galaxy Show acrobats. At

approximately 10.30pm, dancing begins to the sounds of the Orquesta Malibú Band y and the Orquesta Grupo Gomeray. Saturday 19th will see numerous activities in the plaza from 11am. At 5pm the Children’s parade begins at the calle Flamboyant to the Plaza Buganvilla, featuring Los Peques de los Gigantes, dance group Escuela de Baile Pancracio Socas, the Lulu Dance group, Muñecos Disney, and various floats including the most important, that of the Children’s Queen and those of her Ladies-inWaiting. From 7pm visitors can listen to singer Luis Deseda, followed by British rock and rollers Old Dogs New Tricks. The day will close with a Latin music dance featuring Orquesta Arguayo Band and

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Sensación Gomera. During the evening the finalists for best individual, couple and group costumes will be chosen. Sunday 20th 4pm The best costume awards will be given to the winners from the finalists chosen on Saturday night. At 5pm the Grand Parade will begin from the La Pescadora roundabout to the Plaza Buganvilla de los Gigantes, featuring the Carnival Queen float and many more to enchant carnival goers. The day will be rounded off with dancing in the plaza. Monday 21st From 4pm the Sardine will lay in state in the plaza until 8pm, when the Parade to mark the end of Carnival and the Burial of the Sardine will begin. The whole affair will terminate with a fabulous fireworks display and the last dance of the celebrations.

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Sam has all the fun on Sunday SAM STITT really was under-par and over the moon after the Fun Golfers’ Three Club Challenge & Joe Nixon Trophy on Sunday. Super Sam took all the honours by winning everything with an impressive threeunder-par for the day against the 38-strong field in this

individual competition. He not only carried off the ThreeClub Challenge and The Joe Nixon Trophy, but also took the Gents’ Nearest the Pin award. Francisco Gonzales was second in the main event and Marilyn Pendleton third. Ladies Nearest the Pin winner was Jill Maddock. Anyone wishing to join the Fun Golfers should call Clive on 922 797 640.

Mercedes-Benz to launch on Island

Testing for osteoporosis OSTEOPOROSIS Screening sessions can cost up to £300 in the UK, but an English charity is staging several sessions here in the south at the end of the month for just £20 a person. The English charity, Tenerife Excursions for Infirm and Disadvantaged Children Exchange (TEIDE), has again secured the services of Rex Mallett, who is fully qualified in the use of the Sahara Ultra Sound machine, to carry out

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the screenings. They will take place at Equipo Hire, La Camella (opposite the Biblioteca Restaurant) from next Friday (25th Mar), continuing on the Saturday, Monday and Tuesday. To make an appointment to be tested, contact Jim Hunter on 669 444 617 or 922 720 920. All proceeds will go to TEIDE’s Holiday Project, which hosts breaks for underprivileged Canarian children in England.

GERMAN car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz has chosen Tenerife as the location from which to present to the world its two new class C and SLK vehicles. Tourism Tenerife head and First Vice President of the Tenerife Cabildo, José Manuel Bermúdez, made the announcement and added that this promotion will bring

2.5 million euros into Tenerife, as well as put the Island right up on the world stage. During this month, March, more than 700 international journalists from Europe, Asia and North America will come to Tenerife to see and testdrive the new cars. The test drives will take place in the El Teide National Park, Buenavista del Norte and Guía de Isora, exposing the journalists to some of the most beautiful spots on the Island

and its variety of attractions. Bermúdez, expressed his satisfaction, saying, “We are delighted that we have been chosen to showcase this prestigious line of vehicles, an event that will bring two and a half million euros into our coffers. “Not only that, of course, but it gives us an opportunity to be seen right across the world, which is a fabulous promotional tool.” He added that by being chosen for such a momentous

occasion, Tenerife has the chance to demonstrate its capacity to host high level events. Tourism Tenerife, by way of the Convention Bureau, has collaborated in the organisation of this event, chartering a plane every day that will bring in 60 journalists, providing the appropriate permits and making the necessary contact with a variety of organisations across the Island.

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Silverpoint - real jobs, real people, real prospects For many who arrive on the island looking for a better way of life, the harsh reality of the Tenerife job market can soon take the shine off a dream lifestyle in the sun. Sure, there are plenty of sales and telemarketing vacancies for those with a persuasive personality, but in many cases the fluffy recruitment advertisement is far removed from the dayto-day grind of the job. Long hours, stroppy bosses, stressed-out colleagues and an uncertain future are often the very real issues that workers have to contend with - so you can see how the Tenerife dream can soon become a nightmare. If all this sounds familiar then you’ll be interested to hear that there’s a new company on the scene. A company that is committed to doing things differently.

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Britain‘s jobless total now at 17-year high

Police smash ‘biggest ever’ paedo network BRITISH police have helped smash what they believe is the biggest-ever online paedophile network.

THE LATEST unemployment figures contain mixed news for the Government unemployment rising to a 17-year high but fewer claims for Jobseeker’s Allowance. The official figures show an increase of 27,000 out of work in the three months to the end of January. It takes the unemployment total to 2.53 million. John Salt, director of totaljobs.com, said the figures were “in line with our prediction that unemployment won’t peak until late in the third quarter of 2011”. He added: “Private sector recovery has... been more sluggish than expected.” The statistics also show youth unemployment hitting a new record level. Those seeking work between the ages of 18 and 24 was at its highest since records began in 1992 - at 18.3%. The total youth unemployment rate stands at 20.6% an increase of 0.8% on last month’s figures. The number of over-65’s in work rose 56,000 in the three months to the end of January - another new high - reflecting the financial pressure on people to delay retirement. But the claimant count fell by 10,200 to 1.45 million in February, following a rise of 1,500 the previous month. Analysts had expected an increase of 1,000. The TUC general secretary Brendan Barber has described the unemployment statistics as “shocking”.

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A report released by the union organisation ahead of the official data suggested the number of dole claimants per job vacancy in Labour constituencies is twice as high as in Conservative areas. UK Unemployment: Key Figures :: UK Unemployment at 17year high of 2.53 million :: Youth unemployment rate at record 20.6% :: Number of over-65s in work at record high of 900,000 Source: Office for National Statistics Its survey found there were almost 10 claimants for every vacancy in Labour territories. The TUC says its figures highlight a “stark divide” in labour market conditions. Mr Barber said: “The Government’s response so far has been to cut key employment schemes and claim there are plenty of jobs out there. “If ministers look beyond their own constituencies, which have been less affected by rising unemployment than other parts of the country, they will see that millions of people cannot find work.” In reaction, the Department for Work and Pensions said: “The facts are that there are jobs available in the economy with Jobcentre Plus alone taking on over 70,000 new vacancies every week. “We are focused on restoring the economy and supporting private sector jobs growth.” Students are due to stand inside a rubbish skip outside Downing Street to protest against cuts to career and youth services, increases in tuition fees and the scrapping of the Education Maintenance Allowance.

Hundreds of child abusers have been arrested and many jailed during the three-year, global operation. The investigation exposed more than 70,000 network members in the UK, the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Brazil, where first evidence of the crimes emerged. The Australians charged with involvement in the ring were aged from 19 to 84 years old. Grant Edwards, of the Australian Federal Police, said: “These are heinous sexual predators.” Hundreds of young victims are said to have been taken

out of danger. The organisers set up an innocuous website that worked as a chatroom, but those who registered got access to more sinister sites where they were able to swap images and arrange to meet with victims. The layered approach to the website allowed it to remain under the police radar. Details of Operation Rescue were revealed at a press conference in The Hague, Holland, where the website server was hosted. Peter Davies, head of the UK’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre, said: “The scale and success of Operation Rescue has broken new ground. “While these offenders felt anonymous in some way because they were using the internet to communicate, the

technology was actually being used against them. “Everything they did online, everyone they talked to or anything they shared could and was tracked by following the digital footprint.” In Britain, more than 120 suspects have been arrested and 30 so far convicted. They include former scoutmaster John McMurdo, 38, who was jailed for three years in Plymouth for possessing and distributing nearly 2,000 indecent images of children. He had encrypted computer disks, but refused to give police the passwords. McMurdo told detectives he had become a scoutmaster to widen his social circle, but admitted fantasising about young boys in football kit. Gardener Stephen Palmer, 54, from Merseyside, collected 10,000 child abuse images

and shared them over the internet with others in the US. Police also found 288 videos at his home showing some of the most serious - Level 5 images of youngsters. He was jailed for two years. Another paedophile caught in a spin-off operation in Thailand was Robert Horsman, 47 - a property developer originally from Ipswich. He was jailed for 14 years for luring a 12-year-old boy and sexually assaulting him in his home in Pattaya. American and German suspects were also held during the Thai operation, which was supported by Ceop staff. Police said the global operation against the network members continues, though they are confident they have arrested the most serious offenders.

The Olympic countdown clock was launched by (left to right) Lord Sebastian Coe, London Mayor Boris Johnson, Omega President Stephen Urquhart and golden Olympic hope Jessica Ennis. Photograph: Rex Features

Olympic clock runs out of time IT has been billed as the Greatest Show on Earth, and the UK gasped in collective wonderment as a giant clock began counting down the days to the opening of the 2012 London Olympics. Unfortunately, all was not tickety-boo, despite Monday

night’s grand ceremony in Trafalgar Square, because the clock stopped ticking for several hours later that day! A spokesman for Swiss company Omega, the official Games’ timekeeper which made the giant clock, said his firm had put things right in next to no time! In fact, there was double embarrassment for London’s Olympic organisers because, although the first tickets went on sale on Monday as

well, some supporters were unable to finish ordering theirs following an error with card payments, which led to several complaints. And all the hassle followed a glittering ceremony as the giant clock was unveiled in a blaze of sparklers by Lord Coe, London Mayor Boris Johnson and potential London 2012 gold medallist Jessica Ennis. The timepiece, which has

become a traditional fixture for Olympic host cities, stalled when reading 500 days, seven hours, six minutes and 56 seconds to go until the opening ceremony. The 6.5m-high structure, occupying a prominent position in Trafalgar Square, was revealed by four Olympic gold medallists from Team GB: rowers Pete Reed and Andy Hodge and sailors Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson.

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William in NZ to meet victims of earthquake PRINCE WILLIAM has arrived in New Zealand at the start of a fiveday tour of the region hit by earthquakes and flooding in recent months. The visit will also see the prince fly to the Australian states of Queensland and Victoria where dozens of lives were claimed and communities devastated by floodwaters. Prince William’s arrival in the region comes as Japan continues to count the cost of its recent earthquake and tsunami. While here on behalf of the Queen, who is New Zealand’s head of state, the prince will visit Christchurch city centre hit by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake on February 22. According to Clarence House, Prince William is “very honoured” to be invited to pay his respects in “a place which is very close to him”. The earthquake, whose epicentre was just six miles south east of the city, was New Zealand’s deadliest disaster for more the 80 years, claiming more than 200 lives. Prince William will also attend Friday’s National Memorial Service for those who perished in the earthquake. And he will address the tens of thousands of New Zealanders who are expected to attend the event. There will be a moment of silence at exactly 12.51pm in Christchurch, the moment the earthquake struck. The prince, himself an RAF search and rescue pilot based in North Wales, is set to meet

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members of the emergency and search and rescue teams who helped pull people alive from the rubble. The prince’s tour of Christchurch’s ‘Red Zone’, the worst affected part of the city, coincides with news the royal couple has set up a charitable gift fund for those wishing to donate to charity to help celebrate their wedding on April 29. Among the charities to benefit is the New Zealand Government’s Christchurch Earthquake Fund. During his visit to New Zealand’s South Island the prince, travelling without his fiancee Kate Middleton, will also fly to Greymouth to meet relatives of the victims of the Pike River Mine disaster. According to St James’ Palace, the trip had been under consideration for weeks as members of the royal family watched “saddened and shocked” as a string of natural disasters hit the two Commonwealth countries. Once invitations had been received from Australia and New Zealand, together the Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William decided the prince would make the trip to pay respects on behalf of the whole family. It is also thought such a short trip, so far away, is more suited to the 28-year-old rather than his grandmother, who is soon to turn 85. Kate Middleton’s absence is due to the fact the prince is there as the Queen’s representative and Ms Middleton is not yet a member of the royal family.

Fears grow as Japan bids to cool reactors

INTERNATIONAL energy authorities have voiced concerns over the deteriorating situation at the tsunamihit Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. Workers at the stricken Fukushima 1 plant at Daiichi are desperately trying to prevent the fuel rods of several damaged reactors from overheating and ultimately melting down. Japanese military helicopters have attempted to dump seawater on reactor 3 to cool down the fuel rods inside the core. The plant operator said getting water to that reactor is a priority because of the radioactive steam which has been escaping, indicating water is evaporating from the cooling pool. Sebastian Pflugbeil, president of the private Germanbased Society for Radiation Protection, said Japan’s efforts to pull the Fukushima 1 plant back from the brink signalled “the beginning of the catastrophic phase”. “Maybe we have to pray,” he said. The head of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Gregory Jaczko, said he believes the situation is more serious than the Japanese government is letting on.

Mr Jaczko warned water in reactor 4’s cooling pool may have run dry and a second reactor could be leaking something experts say could accelerate the release of radiation. “We believe that around the reactor site there are high levels of radiation,” he said. “It would be very difficult for emergency workers to get near the reactors. “The doses they could experience would potentially be lethal doses in a very short period of time.” The International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA) said that the reactor 4 cooling pool has trebled in temperature while those for reactors 5 and 6 have more than doubled. But Japan’s nuclear safety agency and Tokyo Electric Power Co, which operates the six-unit Fukushima complex, denied Mr Jaczko’s statement that the water is gone from the pool. Utility spokesman Hajime Motojuku said reactor 4’s condition is “stable”. Four people were injured in the blast at reactor 1 on March 11, and at least 11 others were hurt in a subsequent explosion at reactor 3 on March 14. According to the IAEA, two people are still missing and at least 20 workers, police and firemen have suffered radiation contamination.

Meanwhile, thousands of people have been cleared from their homes, and thousands more have chosen to move away from the region surrounding the Fukushima plant which is 150 miles (240km) north of Tokyo. Both the UK and US governments have warned citizens living within 50 miles (80 km) of the reactors to evacuate. Japan said the US would fly a high-altitude drone over the stricken complex to gauge the situation with infrared cameras and other monitoring devices. The rapidly-changing situation has also led Britain, Germany, France, Austria and Australia to urge its citizens to leave the country’s capital. The UK government is chartering flights from Tokyo to Hong Kong to supplement commercially available options for those wishing to leave. The Foreign Office has advised against any nonessential travel to Tokyo or the quake-hit area. Asian and European airlines have begun diverting Tokyo flights to Osaka or cancelling them altogether. The IAEA director general is expected to travel to Japan today to assess what he called a “very serious” situation and urged the Japanese government to provide better information to his organi-

sation. A number of usually compliant Japanese citizens have also voiced concern that they are not being fully informed by officials on the full scale of the nuclear accident. China has urged Japan to give “accurate” and swift information on the nuclear crisis. The US-based Associated Press has also revealed that behind the escalating nuclear crisis sits a scandal-ridden energy industry in a comfy relationship with government regulators often willing to overlook safety lapses. Japan’s trade minister has warned that Tokyo may suffer rolling power blackouts if energy demands rise too high. The cash machine network of Japan’s second largest bank crashed for two hours on Thursday after a rush of withdrawals were made from accounts. Meanwhile, finance ministers of the leading G7 economies will also discuss today how to help Japan with the financial impact of the disaster. The nuclear crisis has diverted attention from the tens of thousands affected by Friday’s earthquake and subsequent tsunami. Around 850,000 households in the north are without electricity in near-freezing weather.

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Council staff pocket Baby girl on six-figure salaries the way for Kelly Brook

MORE than 2,200 council staff earned over £100,000 last year - many of them pocketing generous redundancy packages, it has been revealed. Research by the TaxPayers’ Alliance found 2,295 local authority workers were paid six-figure sums in 2009-10, up 18% on the previous year. The number receiving in excess of £250,000 has more than doubled from 19 to 48 over the same period. South Somerset chief executive Phil Dolan was top of the “Rich List”. His redundancy package on stepping down from his job last March totalled £569,000. He received £157,000 in pay and allowances, another £6,000 in “benefits in kind”,

GLAMOUR model Kelly Brook has announced she is expecting a baby girl with her boyfriend Thom Evans. £167,000 in compensation for loss of office and £239,000 in contributions to his pension. South Somerset Council insisted Mr Dolan was offered the same deal as junior staff, and sharing a CEO with East Devon District Council was already saving the public purse £96,000 a year. Households have seen their council tax bills double over the last decade and deserve better value. TaxPayers’ Alliance director

Matthew Sinclair said people would be “staggered” at the generous remuneration. The information was obtained from annual reports and through freedom of information requests. “Households have seen their council tax bills double over the last decade and deserve better value,” Mr Sinclair said. Local Government minister Grant Shapps said pay and perks at town halls had gone “through the roof” under

Labour. “The new Government is opening up the pay of middle and senior management to greater scrutiny,” he said. “(It) will require any six-figure salaries to be approved or vetoed - by elected councillors in the full public glare of the council chamber. “In these tough times of paying off Labour’s deficit, town hall bosses should consider following Government ministers and take a pay cut to lead by example.”

Taxman ‘stretched’ by government’s targets The tax office was facing a “stretching” challenge to bring in an extra £18bn from fraud and evasion investigations over the next four years, a committee of MPs has warned. Investigators from HM Revenue and Customs increased the total revenue received to £8.5bn last year - nearly 50% up from 2007/08. However, they also cut their own costs by 10%, according to a House of Commons Public Accounts Committee report. But the department is under pressure to further improve their performance in order to meet Government demands at a time of HMRC cost cutting. Senior officials in the department will need to “show strong leadership” to achieve their targets and improve staff morale - currently at a low ebb, said the cross-party committee. Committee chair Margaret Hodge urged HMRC to set more demanding targets for its investigation teams and to speed up fraud cases -

only a quarter of which are completed within 18 months. The level of penalties imposed on fraudsters has been too low, with more than one in four cases resulting in a fine of less than 10% of the tax due and one in seven attracting no penalty at all. An estimated £15bn of tax is lost each year through evasion, fraud and criminal attack. Ms Hodge said: “The two directorates in HMRC responsible for civil investigation work brought in £8.5bn of tax revenue in

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2009-10, nearly 50% more than the total three years before. “At the same time they reduced spending by 10%. “This was good progress and we welcome that. But the department now has a much more stretching target. Government spending plans require HMRC to bring in an extra £18bn of tax revenue over the next four years while reducing its costs.” And she urged the department to improve its performance. “Its targets for its investi-

gation directorates have not been demanding enough, sometimes being set below the yield achieved in the previous year. “Only a quarter of civil investigations of fraud cases were completed within the 18-month target. “The level of penalties being imposed in cases of fraud has been too low. And the systems for tracking whether tax debts are being collected are poor. “Strong leadership will be needed to boost morale within the department from its current low ebb.”

Brook, who rose to fame as a presenter on Channel 4’s Big Breakast, broke the news on Twitter. She said: “Thom and I are happy to announce we are expecting a baby girl. We are delighted XXXXX.” Brook and Evans, a former Scottish rugby player, are cur-

rently living in Los Angeles and have been together since last year. Brook had previously been in a relationship with England rugby player Danny Cipriani. He wished the couple all the best. He said: “Kelly told me in January that she was expecting. I am really happy for her. She will make a great mum.” The former Playboy centrefold’s other past loves include actors Billy Zane and Jason Statham, star of the Transporter films.

Height of fun as comics raise bar for comedy gig

COMEDIANS including Dara O Briain have set a new record for the “highest stand-up comedy gig in the world”. Performing in aid of Comic Relief, O Briain joined Jack Whitehall and Jon Richardson on board a British Airways flight to perform the “smile high gig” in front of 180 passengers. The audience, made up of guests and prize winners, was taken to 35,000ft for the 45minute show. But O Briain, who performed last, joked that he had tried to cheat. “I told the captain I’d bang twice on the locker like this when I was on - so he can take

the aircraft to 37,000ft and beat Jack and Jon’s record,” he jested. Whitehall said: “I was looking forward to today - after all, it’s the only gig where people can’t walk out. If you want to heckle you’ll have to press the call button.” The gig, hosted on board a BA A321 aircraft from London Terminal 5, raised almost £100,000 for Red Nose Day. British Airways Captain Brian Connolly said he proud of the part he played in the event. “It was an honour to captain this very special flight,” he said. “I’m proud to be able to say that I’m a Guinness World Records holder, and of course - member of the Smile High Club!”

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Arona kids will adopt stray dog THE Human Rescue Centre of Arona will be visiting Acción del Sol next week with a group of children aged between 11-17 years, who plan to adopt an abandoned dog there. The resident vet will explain to them how to take care of the dog, which will be therapeutic for the youngsters. There is obviously going to be one lucky, spoilt pooch saying goodbye to the refuge. The refuge’s Spring Event on 10th April promises to be a great day with lots of activities and entertainment for all. There will be a special area away from the dogs for the children to see, touch and learn about animals.

This poor dog came into the refuge recently. As you can see, his coat is in a bad state so he’s off to the dog-groomer

There will be pygmy goats, Luna the donkey, two fourmonth-old ostriches, lots of puppies, horses, pony rides and much more. The centre, sponsored by German charity Aktiontier, will

San Miguel Lions forge special link HANDS across the sea! Susan Solomon, President of the San Miguel Lions Club, is presented with a plaque by Graham Swann, of the Lancaster and More-cambe Lions, to celebrate the

“twinning” of the two clubs. “This is a real honour and takes a bit of organisation,” said President Susan. “It is also registered at our HQ in America.” Details of the annual San Miguel Lions’ Disadvantaged Children’s Holidays, to be held this year in May, will appear in future Canarian Weekly editions.

K9’s Song and Dance is free OFFICIALS of animal refuge K9 are making a real Song and Dance about their next event, on Sunday week (27th March) at Vivo, Playa de Las Americas. Their Song and Dance Afternoon begins at 2pm, admission is free and entertainment is provided by Michelle Almgill, the Ritmania Dance School and Dave

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Michaels, plus two Polercise demonstrations. There is also a raffle and quiz, and all proceeds are for the four-legged guys at K9. Patrons of all K9 functions are invited to come along and bring a treat or biscuits for the dogs and cats at the kennels. Stalls with K9 goods and personalised kids’ jewellery will be on site, and refreshments are available at Vivo. For further information, contact Kay on 626 759 007.

also be staging a fashion show, organised by Anne, from the Butterflys shop at Tenerife Auction Rooms in Las Chafiras. If any people have any new or nearly-new items of cloth-

ing they would like to donate to Acción Del Sol for the fashion show, then please contact Karen on 687 905 511, or call in to the Tenerife Auction rooms and ask for Anne.. Caz Irving, a qualified veteri-

nary nurse and dog trainer, and currently a police doghandler, is providing the refuge with “handy hints and tips”, which owners may find useful. Here is the first one, which is most appropriate for Tenerife. Heat exhaustion: If your dog over-heats, it is very important to get it into a shaded area and reduce its body temperature gradually. Stand the animal in a bath or shallow pool of cool water so that it covers the lower part of the legs, cover it in a cool, damp towel and offer small amounts of cool water or ice cubes to lick. Serious heatstroke will require veterinary attention. This week, five puppies still with their eyes closed were brought into the refuge. They will soon to be looking for new loving homes, so please

drop into the refuge if you are interested in adopting one of the many dogs at Acción Del Sol. Don’t forget Acción del Sol’s Pets Portrait Thread on The Tenerife Forum http://www.thetenerifeforum.com/showthread.php?67 828-Pets-portrait-thread Please submit photos of your pets, which will lead to an exhibition and competition at a later date this year. Aktiontier’s animal shelter, Acción del Sol, is a centre for the protection and medical care of dogs, based on the Tenerife Industrial area of Granadilla ITER Park Exit 52 TF1, 38600 Granadilla de Abona. The refuge is open MondayFriday (3-6pm) and all are welcome to pop in to say hello to the dogs, or even take them walkies (with prior notice).

Live Arico Update Our thanks to … All involved in our fundraiser at The Java Bar, Funchal, Los Cristianos, where we held a “lastminute” benefit last week and raised 125 euros. Thanks to Alan and all the staff, and entertainers Suzy q, Saphryn Townsend, Indiana, Robbie Dominic, Johnny Douran, Steve Delsey and UK-based singer Julie. Upcoming events This Sunday (20th Mar) we are having a Carnaval afternoon in Coral Mar Square, Costa del Silencio, from 26pm. Join us, in fancy dress if you wish, and enjoy the bbq, tombola and raffle, plus entertainment from Suzy q, Mad Mel, Christine Kaye, Simon King, Scotty and many more. A fortnight later, on Sunday, 3rd April, Tony Bailey will be running the La Galletas Half-Marathon in aid of Live Arico. He needs sponsors and well-wishers on the day. Come and join us. On Saturday, 16th April, we will be celebrating our 11th Birthday Party at the Harbour Club, Los Gigantes. Tickets are almost sold out, so be quick. The 15-euro entrance fee includes a five-

star buffet and a chance to win a luxury prize. The raffle features such prizes as a week’s holiday at the Harbour Club, Spa/Beauty treatments, many excursions and lots more. Call Suzy q for tickets on the number below. Hand-painted pet portraits Local artist Alison Sturgess will paint portraits of your pets and will donate 25% of her fee to Live Arico. Her work really is first-class and can be viewed at http://www.alisonsturgessartist-illustrator.com/ Refuge opening hours We are open Wednesday to Saturday, from 1-5pm, and Sundays by prior arrangement only with Eugene. Our Live Arico shop chain All three shops are now open for business, so come and bag a bargain from all the second-hand books, toys, clothes and bric-a-brac on sale. Also, pop in to leave donations of dog food, to ask for information about Live Arico, or just for a friendly chat. We need volunteers, so please call Trisha on 638 407 344, or Debbie on the number below, if you can spare a few hours a week.

Shops’ opening hours Coral Mar, Silencio (in association with Tenerife Nursing and Care) - Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm. Saturday, 11am2pm. San Eugenio (opposite La Niña Hotel, near Amandas Bar) - same hours. Los Cristianos (Churchill’s Square, near the play park and Chicagos Bar) - same hours, plus Thursday and Friday evenings until 8pm. Revised adoption procedures A minimum 50-euro donation for an adopted male dog, and 75 euros for a female, is now required by Live Arico. This is paid direct to Hospivet Sur on collection of your new pet, which will be chipped, vaccinated and wormed. We are negotiating special rates for neutering and spaying. South Tenerife Rescue Centre We have now sold 637sqm of land up to now, making a total of 3,185 euros. The plan to buy our own plot of land remains, possibly even where we are now renting, so are you prepared to buy a square metre of land for Live Arico? At just five euros, you will receive a certificate from Live Arico for now, and your name, address and number of

square metres purchased will be on a Roll of Honour at the new refuge. Dog-grooming Claire is now offering 10% of her fee to Live Arico. She has 18 years of experience, so call her on 660 862 910 for an appointment, and quote Live Arico so we can receive our donation. Important telephone numbers Eugene: 649 001 907 (call if you find an animal abandoned or in distress) Suzy Q: 629 388 102 (fundraising, press releases, prize donations, etc) Pete Holland: 661 099 365 (Poochies Pet Hotel for boarding your dog) Debbie Gibson: 637 918 158 (shop donations and collections, overseeing land purchase) You can also read about us at www.livearico.org http://twitter.com/tenerifedogs or http://tenerifedogs.blogspot.com Lastly, as we have said before, please think hard about what will happen to your pet if you are re-locating to the UK. Remember, a dog is for life and NOT just for the duration of your stay in Tenerife.

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Comic Relief 2011 Friday 18 March, 7:00pm, BBC1 Get your credit card out, make the phone call, pledge the money. Then you can sit back, guilt-free, and enjoy the funniest evening on telly since oooh, probably the last Red Nose Day. Anyone who's anyone from the world of comedy is on BBC TV tonight. There's funny stuff by Lenny Henry, Graham Norton, Peter Kay, Harry Hill and James Corden, and a road trip in the company of the Inbetweeners around the rudest places in Britain. There's also a mini episode of Doctor Who featuring two Amy Ponds, a special edition of Outnumbered and a Downton Abbey spoof. Adele sings live, and in a celebrity MasterChef Miranda Hart and Claudia Winkleman go head to head, which ought to be a physical impossibility. We also get a special version of The Choir, Gareth Malone's foolhardy bid to get celebrity chefs to sing Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up. In between all this are sobering film clips reminding us what it's all about and a ten-minute edition of EastEnders resolving the disturbing story about teenage prostitution.

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F R I D A Y 6:00am ............................Breakfast

6:00am...................... Children’s TV

6:00am ............................Daybreak

9:15am ......................Heir Hunters

7:45am ................................Eliot Kid

8:30am ................................Lorraine

10:00am ....BBC News; Weather

8:00am ..The Sparticle Mystery

10:00am ................Homes Under the Hammer

8:30am ............................LazyTown

9:25am ........................The Jeremy Kyle Show

11:00am ..............Britain’s Empty Homes

8:55am ..........................Octonauts: Creature Reports

10:30am ..................This Morning

8:55am ....................Numberjacks

1:30pm ............................ ITV News and Weather

11:30am ....BBC News; Weather

9:10am ................................Dip Dap

11:30am............ Cash in the Attic

9:10am ........The Koala Brothers

12:15pm ..................Bargain Hunt

9:25am ..................Big Barn Farm

1:00pm ......BBC News; Weather

9:40am ...... Little Human Planet

1:30pm ..................Regional News and Weather

9:45am ......................Timmy Time

1:45pm ................................Doctors 2:15pm Escape to the Country 3:00pm ..........................BBC News; Weather; Regional News 3:05pm ............The Smokehouse 3:35pm ........Deadly 60 Bite Size 3:40pm ........................Dennis and Gnasher Shorts 3:40pm ..........................Deadly Art 3:55pm ............Shaun the Sheep 4:00pm ................................Horrible Histories 4:30pm ............All Over the Place 5:00pm ........................Newsround 5:15pm ...................... Comic Relief Does Glee Club

9:55am ............................3rd & Bird 10:05am ........Postman Pat: SDS 10:20am ..................................Pingu

12:30pm ................Loose Women

1:55pm ....................London News and Weather 2:00pm ..........................House Gift 3:00pm ..............................The Alan Titchmarsh Show 3:59pm ............London Weather 4:00pm ........Midsomer Murders 5:00pm ..........................The Chase

10:25am ..................Chuggington: Badge Quest 10:25am ....................64 Zoo Lane 10:45am ..........................Waybuloo 11:05am ....In the Night Garden 11:35am ..............Meerkat Manor 12:00pm ....................Daily Politics 12:30pm ..........................GMT with George Alagiah

6:00pm ..............................Weather 6:00pm ..............London Tonight 6:30pm ............................ITV News and Weather 7:00pm ........................Emmerdale 7:30pm ..........Coronation Street 8:30pm ..............Die Another Day

1:00pm ............Diagnosis Murder 1:45pm ....To Buy or Not to Buy 2:30pm Restoration Roadshow 3:00pm Flog It! Ten of the Best 3:45pm ..........Helicopter Heroes

6:00pm ..............................Weather

4:30pm .............................. Pointless

6:00pm ............................BBC News

5:15pm ..............Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

6:30pm ..............................Weather 6:30pm ..........BBC London News 7:00pm ..........Comic Relief 2011 10:30pm ........................ BBC News 10:55pm ..............Regional News and Weather 11:05pm ......Comic Relief 2011

6:00pm ............................Eggheads 6:30pm ..................Royal Upstairs Downstairs 7:00pm ..................Britain by Bike 7:30pm ................An Island Parish 8:00pm ......................Mastermind 8:30pm ............Gardeners’ World 9:00pm ................African Railway

10:00pm .................... ITV News at Ten and Weather

1:00am ..........Comic Relief 2011

10:00pm ..................Great British Railway Journeys

10:30pm ................ London News and Weather

2:35am ........................The Record Review

10:30pm ......Comic Relief 2011

10:35pm .......... Die Another Day

1:05pm ..............................Weather

11:30pm ..................Take Me Out

1:00am ....................Weatherview

Night of Comic Relief 2011 7.00pm, BBC1 Red Nose Day is back with a bang as stars come together for a whole night of comic delight. The nation is gearing up for a night of riproaring laughter and top telly treats with the big names that viewers have come to expect from Comic Relief. The night is presented by TV favourites Fearne Cotton, Lenny Henry, Davina McCall, Michael McIntyre, Graham Norton, Jonathan Ross, James Corden and Claudia Winkleman, and there’s a whole host of comedy gold to look forward to. Highlights throughout the night include a feast of unmissable sketches from the likes of James Corden, the cast of Outnumbered, Miranda Hart, Harry Hill, Steve Coogan and Armstrong & Miller, among others. There are also Comic Relief

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specials of Masterchef and The Choir to look forward to, unforgettable music performances from some of the biggest names in the industry, as well as a plenty of reminders of why it’s all happening with celebrity reports from Africa and the UK. Red Nose Day raises money to change lives of extremely vulnerable and disadvantaged people across the UK and Africa. 19:00 - 20:15 The biggest night in television kicks off with Michael McIntyre and Claudia Winkleman. The fun begins with a very special Outnumbered featuring Andy Murray. There is also mini episode of Dr Who and Ruby Wax, Claudia Winkleman and Miranda Hart go head to head in the politically-charged Comic Relief Does MasterChef.

20:15 - 21:20 Graham Norton and Davina McCall will then take over the reigns. Highlights include the culmination of a special Comic Relief storyline in Eastenders, a Downton Abbey spoof featuring Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Kim Cattrall and Victoria Wood amongst many many others. And Ant and Dec are racing against time to raise cash for Comic Relief. 21:20 - 22:30 Dermot O’Leary takes over the presenting duties and the laughs continue with something very special from Peter Kay. James Corden returns for the latest instalment of Smithy featuring the biggest names in showbusiness, Harry Hill is joined by some very special friends from the wildlife kingdom, and Take That and Adele will be performing live.

3:00am ............................BBC News 3:30am ........................................Click

11:05pm ......................Newsnight 11:40pm The National Lottery Friday Night Draws

12:40am ......ITV News Headlines

4:30am ............The Bottom Line

11:50pm ......................ICC Cricket World Cup Highlights

2:40am ......................In Plain Sight

5:00am ............................BBC News

12:50am ..............Murder in Mind

5:30am ..........ITV Morning News

3:45am ........................Newswatch 4:00am ............................BBC News

12:40am ..........................The Zone 3:30am ..............ITV Nightscreen

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Friday 18 March 6:00am ........The Treacle People

6:00am ..........Thomas & Friends

6:10am ..........................The Hoobs

6:10am .... Roary the Racing Car

6:35am ..........................The Hoobs

6:20am ..............The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky

7:00am ............ Freshly Squeezed 7:30am ..........................Everybody Loves Raymond

6:35am ......................Elmo’s World

7:55am ..................................Frasier

6:50am ............................Peppa Pig

8:30am ............The Morning Line

6:55am ..................Little Princess

9:30am ............According to Jim

7:05am ......................Roobarb and Custard Too

10:00am ..............The Good Wife 10:55am ..................Gok’s Clothes Roadshow 12:00pm ........................Channel 4 News Summary 12:05pm ....River Cottage Bites

7:15am............ The Mr Men Show 7:30am ..........Thomas & Friends 7:45am ....Make Way for Noddy 8:00am ........................Fifi and the Flowertots

6:00am ................Live ICC Cricket World Cup

6:00am ................................Brainiac: Science Abuse

12:00pm ............Live ICC Cricket World Cup

6:00am ........Nothing to Declare

7:00pm ................Pop’s Greatest Dance Crazes

7:00am ..............................Lion Man

7:00am ............................The Jerry Springer Show

7:05pm ...................... Doctor Who

8:00am ..........................Top Design

8:00am ....................................Maury

7:50pm ........................The Aviator

5:30pm ..............Football League Weekend

9:00am ......Dream Lives for Sale

9:00am ................America’s Next Top Model

10:30pm ......................Family Guy

10:00am ..........................Lie to Me

6:30pm ..............Premier League Preview

11:00am ........................Dog Squad

10:00am ..............Four Weddings

11:30am ........................Dog Squad

11:00am ................................Maury

12:00pm ............................Oops TV

12:00pm ........................CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

11:15pm ..................Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps

7:00pm.......................... Sky Sports News at Seven 7:30pm ..........Live Super League

1:00pm ....Dream Lives for Sale

10:00pm ..........Take It Like a Fan

2:00pm ..................Stargate SG-1

10:30pm ............Premier League Preview

3:00pm ..................Stargate SG-1

11:00pm ............Football League Weekend

4:30pm ............................ Futurama

4:00pm ..............................Oops TV 5:00pm ..................The Simpsons

10:55pm ...................... Family Guy

1:00pm ............................CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

11:45pm ..................Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps

3:00pm....................Criminal Minds

12:15am ................American Dad!

4:00pm ..............................Charmed

12:40am ................American Dad!

5:00pm ..............................Charmed

1:05am ..................American Dad! 1:30am ..................American Dad!

12:25pm ....................Cheltenham Festival

8:15am ............................Peppa Pig

12:00am ..................Super League

8:20am ............................Peppa Pig

5:30pm ............................Futurama

4:15pm ................Deal or No Deal

8:30am ....Roary the Racing Car

1:30am ..............Premier League Preview

6:00pm ................America’s Next Top Model

6:00pm ..............................Oops TV

7:00pm ............Ghost Whisperer

5:00pm ........Come Dine with Me

8:40am ................Hana’s Helpline

8:00pm ....................................Bones

8:50am ....................The WotWots

2:00am ..............Football League Weekend

6:30pm ..................The Simpsons

5:30pm ..........................Coach Trip

8:00pm ............................Futurama

9:00pm ..................Criminal Minds

6:00pm ..................The Simpsons

3:00am ........ Sky Sports Classics

9:00pm ..........................Road Wars

10:00pm.......................... CSI: Miami

4:20am ......Snog, Marry, Avoid?

7:00pm ..............Channel 4 News

3:15am ................Live ICC Cricket World Cup

11:00pm ..............Criminal Minds

9:15am ............The Wright Stuff

10:00pm ..............Louie Spence’s Showbusiness

4:15am ..................Pop’s Greatest Dance Crazes

6:30pm ............................Hollyoaks

9:00am ................Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom

4:50am ......Snog, Marry, Avoid?

7:20pm ............Channel 4 Racing

11:05am ..........Colin and Justin’s How Not to Decorate

12:00am ........................CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

11:00pm ................Live to Dance

3:15am ........Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps 3:45am ........Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps

12:00pm ........Meals in Moments 12:10pm ......5 News Lunchtime 6:00am ..................Good Morning Sports Fans

7:10am ........................Whose Line Is It Anyway?

6:00am ..........................The X Files

6:00am ..........Coronation Street

7:00am ..........Star Trek: Voyager

6:25am ........................Emmerdale

7:00am ..................Good Morning Sports Fans

8:00am ....................................Speed

8:00am...... Star Trek: Enterprise

7:15am ....................Loose Women

8:30am ..........The Gadget Show

9:00am ............................................ ER

8:10am ........................Judge Judy

3:10pm ..................................Jenifer

8:00am ..................Good Morning Sports Fans

9:00am ..............................Top Gear

10:00am ..........thirtysomething

10:00am ............................Top Gear

9:00am ..Premier League World

11:00am ........................The X Files

9:25am ....The Real Housewives of Orange County

5:00pm ..............................Weather

11:00am ..................Dragons’ Den 12:00pm............................ Top Gear

1:00pm .... Star Trek: Enterprise

12:00pm ......Coronation Street

5:30pm ........................Neighbours

9:30am ..................Live European Tour Golf

12:00pm ......Star Trek: Voyager

10:30am ......................Judge Judy

5:00pm ........................5 News at 5

2:00pm ............................................ER

12:30pm ......................Emmerdale

6:00pm ..............Home and Away

1:00pm ..............................Top Gear

8:00pm ................Relocation: Phil Down Under

11:30am ......Football’s Greatest

6:25pm ..................................OK! TV

12:00pm ........Trans World Sport

2:00pm ............................Fifth Gear

3:00pm ..............thirtysomething

7:00pm ........................5 News at 7

1:00pm ................The Rugby Club

2:30pm ..........The Gadget Show

4:00pm ..........................The X Files

1:30pm ......................The Jeremy Kyle Show

9:00pm ................................ I, Robot 11:10pm ......................Rude Tube: Ultimate Champions

7:30pm ................5 News Update

2:00pm ........Football’s Greatest

3:00pm ................................Airport

5:00pm ..........Star Trek: Voyager

2:30pm ..................Live European Tour Golf

3:30pm ................................Airport

6:00pm ............................................ER

4:00pm ..............................Top Gear 6:00pm......................Dragons’ Den

7:00pm ............................Inside the Actors Studio

4:40pm ..................Loose Women

4:30pm Premier League World 5:00pm ............NFL: Total Access

7:00pm ............................................QI

8:00pm ......................Prison Break

6:00pm ......................Elite League Ice Hockey

7:45pm ......................James May’s Toy Stories

9:00pm ..............................Big Love

6:35pm ....................Ellie Goulding: The Hot Desk

10:15pm ................................Treme

6:50pm ......................Take Me Out

7:00pm ..............Road to London

9:00pm ................Mock the Week

11:30pm ..The Chris Rock Show

8:00pm ........ Harry Hill’s TV Burp

7:30pm ....Live Football League

10:20pm ..............Ruddy Hell! It’s Harry and Paul

12:05am ................................Weeds

8:30pm ..................Life’s Funniest Moments

12:20pm ................................House 1:15pm ................Home and Away 1:45pm ........................ Neighbours 2:15pm ..........The Vanessa Show

7:25pm ...................... 4thought.tv 7:30pm ............ Planning Outlaws

12:10am ..............10 O’Clock Live 1:10am ........................Cheltenham Festival Highlights 1:40am ..............................Mercury Prize Sessions

7:30pm ..................Vets in Action 8:00pm ........................5 News at 9 8:00pm ..........Ice Road Truckers 9:00pm ....................The Mentalist 10:00pm ....................Law & Order 10:55pm .................................... NCIS

1:55am ................................CTRL MX

11:55pm ..................Cops in Crisis

2:20am ................My Name Is Earl

12:15am ....................SuperCasino

2:40am ................My Name Is Earl

4:05am ......Motorsport Mundial

3:05am ......................Modern Toss

4:30am ....Animal Rescue Squad

3:30am ............Without a Trace !

4:45am ......................Nick’s Quest

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10:00pm ......WWE: Late Night Smackdown 12:00am ..........WWE: Late Night - Bottom Line

11:00pm ..............................Spaced 11:35pm ............Mock the Week

12:40am ............................Big Love

3:40pm ..............................The Real Housewives of Orange County 5:40pm ........................Judge Judy

1:55am ....................................Treme

9:00pm .................... American Idol

3:10am ....The Chris Rock Show

10:00pm ......................Forgetting Sarah Marshall

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S A T U R D A Y 6:00am ............................Breakfast

6:00am ..Finley the Fire Engine

6:00am ..............................Mini CITV

10:00am Saturday Kitchen Live

6:10am ...................................... Zigby

7:25am ........................................CITV

11:30am ..........Raymond Blanc’s Kitchen Secrets

6:25am ..........................Octonauts: Creature Reports

9:25am ..........Coronation Street

12:00pm ....BBC News; Regional News and Weather

6:25am ............The Large Family

11:45am ..................This Morning: Saturday

6:35am ......................Little Robots

12:45pm ..................................Monk

12:15pm ................Football Focus

6:45am ......................Rastamouse

1:00pm ......A Question of Sport

7:00am ..........Basil and Barney’s Game Show

1:40pm ............................ITV News and Weather

1:30pm ........................Outtake TV

1:44pm ............London Weather

2:00pm ..............Live Six Nations Rugby Union

7:30am ......................................Leon

1:45pm ....You’ve Been Framed!

7:30am ..................................Arthur

2:15pm ..................Doc Hollywood

4:30pm ..............Live Six Nations Rugby Union

8:00am ....................Sam & Mark’s Guide to Dodging Disaster

4:15pm ..................Evan Almighty

7:15pm ......BBC News; Regional News and Weather

9:00am ....................Dick & Dom’s Funny Business

10:00pm ..................The National Lottery Saturday Night Draws

10:00am ........Diddy Dick & Dom

10:30pm ............................National Lottery Update 10:30pm ........Match of the Day

5:55pm ..............London Tonight

8:30am ..................Project Parent

7:30pm ..............Live Six Nations Rugby Union

10:10pm ....BBC News; Weather

5:55pm ..............................Weather

6:05pm ............................ITV News and Weather

10:00am ....Trapped Ever After

6:20pm ......................New You’ve Been Framed!

10:30am ..............................OOglies

6:50pm ........Harry Hill’s TV Burp

10:45am ..........................Copycats 11:15am ....My Life: Big Brother

7:20pm ........................Ant & Dec’s Push the Button

11:45am ......Deadly 60 Bite Size

8:35pm ......................Take Me Out

11:50am ............ MOTD Kickabout

10:05pm ................ Casino Royale

12:05pm ........Diagnosis Murder 12:50pm ............................The Man from Laramie 2:30pm ....................Into the West 4:00pm ..........Churches: How to Read Them 4:30pm ..........................Final Score 5:15pm ..........Priceless Antiques Roadshow 5:45pm ............................Escape to the Country 11:50pm ................Weatherview

6:30pm ..................................Flog It!

11:50pm ..................The Football League Show

7:30pm ........................Dad’s Army

1:15am ............................ BBC News 1:30am ............The Bottom Line 2:00am ............................BBC News 2:30am ..................British Olympic Dreams 3:00am ............................BBC News 3:30am ..............Our World: Cuba at the Crossroads 4:00am ............................BBC News 4:30am ........................................Click

8:00pm ..........................The Art of Tommy Cooper 8:30pm ....................The Story of Variety with Michael Grade 9:30pm ..............Christopher and His Kind 11:50pm ...................... ICC Cricket World Cup Highlights

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Ireland v England 4.30pm John Inverdale is at the Aviva Stadium for coverage of Ireland v England. England have not won in Dublin since their 42-6 victory secured the Grand Slam in 2003. Martin Johnson was the captain that day and lifted the World Cup later that year, but he has suffered defeat both times he has faced Ireland as England‘s team manager. Joining John in the studio are Jeremy Guscott and Keith Wood, while match commentary is provided by

Eddie Butler Moore.

and

Brian

France v Wales 7.30pm Gabby Logan is at the Stade de France in Paris, where the 2011 Six Nations reaches a conclusion with France hosting Wales. Les Bleus were victorious in this fixture two years, ago and also beat the Welsh 26-20 in Cardiff on their way to winning the Grand Slam last year. Match commentary comes from Andrew Cotter and former Wales fly-half Jonathan Davies.

11:35pm ................ Casino Royale 12:55am ......ITV News Headlines 12:55am ..........................The Zone 3:00am.......................... Swingtown

12:50am ..................................Q & A 3:00am ......................................Close

Scotland v Italy 2pm Jason Mohammad introduces coverage from Murrayfield, where Scotland meet Italy as the final round of this year’s Six Nations matches get under way. Five of Italy’s seven victories in the championship have come against the Scots, including last year when the Azzurri won 16-12. And who can forget the day 11 years ago when they memorably shocked Scotland 34-20 in the very first Six Nations match?

11:34pm .......... London Weather

11:00pm ....................The Tudors

5:00am ............................BBC News 5:30am ........The Record Europe

11:20pm ..........................ITV News and Weather

3:45am ..............ITV Nightscreen 5:30am ..........ITV Morning News

CBeebies lights up little language learners with The Lingo Show CBeebies’ brand new online game The Lingo Show is proving a huge hit with the nation’s little language learners, attracting a massive 238,000 unique users in the week of its launch with nearly a quarter of all unique users on the CBeebies’ site visiting The Lingo Show’s games page. The new game – introduces different languages to a preschool audience. Following the CBeebies mantra of “learning through play”, The Lingo Show

features French, Spanish, Mandarin, Welsh, Punjabi, Urdu, Polish and Somali and celebrates the magic of language and different cultures through its collection of colourful bug characters. As children play online, the bugs enlist them to prepare for the Big Bug Show where, through a series of playful activities, they can learn new words in context and then use them as they sing their hearts out to the finale song. The Lingo Show content does-

n’t just include the game. The proposition also features makes, audio clips and songs designed to stimulate creativity and celebrate diversity. “We are thrilled that our Lingo Show bugs are proving such a huge hit with our little learners,” says CBeebies Controller Kay Benbow. “We certainly don’t expect children to be fluent at the end of it but we hope they’ll have lots of fun learning about different languages and cultures.”

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Saturday 19 March 7:00pm ..................Don’t Tell the Bride - The Vegas Wedding

6:10am ................................Sali Mali

6:00am ............................Peppa Pig 6:05am .... Roary the Racing Car

6:00am ................Live ICC Cricket World Cup

6:00am ....................Don’t Forget the Lyrics

6:00am ........Nothing to Declare

6:15am ..........................The Hoobs 6:40am .......................... The Hoobs

6:15am ........................Fifi and the Flowertots

11:00am ..............Live ICC Cricket World Cup

7:00am ..............................Lion Man

7:00am ............................The Jerry Springer Show

6:25am ......................Fireman Sam

5:30pm .......... Live Super League

8:00am ............................Gladiators

8:00pm ......Prizefighter Boxing

9:00am ............WWE Superstars

7:55am ............The Morning Line

6:40am ......Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Friends

7:30am ............................The Jerry Springer Show

8:30pm .... Live Big Time Boxing

10:00am ........................Soccer AM

8:00am ....................................Maury

8:50am ..................................Friends

6:50am .......................... The Beeps

11:30pm ....Prizefighter Boxing

12:00pm ........................Road Wars

9:00am ................Four Weddings

9:25am ........4Music Favourites: Nicole Scherzinger

7:00am ................................Mio Mao

12:00am ........................ICC Cricket World Cup

1:00pm ..A Town Called Eureka

10:00am .............. Four Weddings

9:55pm ..............................24 Hour Panel People

2:00pm ..........WWE: Smackdown

9:55am ................The Beckhams: Real Stories

7:15am ....................Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs

11:00am ..............America’s Next Top Model

10:30pm ............................24 Hour Panel People

12:00pm ........The Biggest Loser

11:05pm ............................ 24 Hour Panel People

7:05am ..................The Track and Field Show 7:30am ................................The Grid

10:55am ......................................Glee

7:10am ......................................Chiro

7:30am ..............................Lion Man

4:00pm ..............................Oops TV 5:00pm ........................Emergency Animal Rescue

6:30am ........Nothing to Declare

2:00pm ........Nothing to Declare

11:55am ....................Great British Hairdresser

7:25am ............Milkshake Monkey

5:30pm ........................Emergency Animal Rescue

2:30pm ........Nothing to Declare

7:30am ....Make Way for Noddy

12:55pm.. The Big Bang Theory

7:40am ..Milkshake! Show Songs

6:00pm.................... The Simpsons

4:00pm ......The Addams Family

1:25pm ....The Big Bang Theory

7:45am.......................... Igam Ogam

6:30pm.................... The Simpsons

8:00am.................... Little Princess

7:30pm ............................Futurama

6:00pm ............................CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

8:10am .................... Little Lodgers

8:00pm ..............................Oops TV

8:15am ..............The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky

2:00am ..............Spanish Football

8:30am ........................................Play!

4:30am ....................Super League

3:30am ..........................Champions League Weekly 4:00am ........Prizefighter Boxing

8:30pm ............................Futurama 9:00pm ..........The Time Machine 10:50pm ......................Road Wars 11:50pm ......................Road Wars

3:00pm ........Nothing to Declare

7:00pm ............................CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 8:00pm ............................CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 9:00pm ..................Criminal Minds 10:00pm ..............Criminal Minds

8:00pm ..................Frankenstein’s Wedding: Live in Leeds 9:20pm ..............................24 Hour Panel People

11:40pm ............................24 Hour Panel People 12:15am ........................Family Guy 1:00am ..................American Dad! 1:45am ..................Frankenstein’s Wedding: Live in Leeds 3:05am ....................Don’t Tell the Bride - The Vegas Wedding 4:05am ........................How to Live with Women

8:45am ......................Rupert Bear 1:50pm ............Channel 4 Racing 3:50pm ........................The Secret Supper Club

9:00am ......................................Olivia 9:15am ..........The Mr Men Show 9:30am ..Gerald McBoing Boing

6:00am ............Aerobics Oz Style

10:00am ........The Family Recipe

6:30am ................................Ringside

7:10am ....................Transatlantic: The Challenge

6:00am ............................Inside the Actors Studio

10:05am ..................UEFA Europa League Highlights

7:30am ................................Football League Weekend

8:00am ....................Transatlantic: The Challenge

7:00am ............................Inside the Actors Studio

11:10am ........The Gadget Show

9:00am ........Licence to Le Mans

12:10pm ........Ice Road Truckers

8:30am ..........................Champions League Weekly

8:00am ............................Inside the Actors Studio

1:15pm ................Jane Doe: How to Fire Your Boss

9:00am ................................Premier League Preview

10:00am ............................ Top Gear

2:55pm ................Mona Lisa Smile

9:30am ..............Take It Like a Fan

12:00pm ........................Hardliners

10:00am ........................Soccer AM

12:30pm ........................Hardliners

6:30pm ..............Channel 4 News

5:05pm ............................While You Were Sleeping

6:55pm ......................4thought.tv

7:10pm ............5 News Weekend

7:00pm ..................River Cottage Every Day

7:15pm ........................................NCIS

12:30pm ..................Live Football Special

8:00pm ..Seven Ages of Britain

8:05pm ....................CSI: Grissom’s Greatest

3:15pm ................................The Sky Sports Years

2:45pm ......................James May’s Toy Stories

9:05pm ................The Happening

9:05pm ..................................CSI: NY

4:15pm ........Sky Sports Classics

10:05pm.......................... CSI: Miami

4:20pm ......Come Dine with Me Extra Portions 4:50pm ......Come Dine with Me Extra Portions 5:20pm ......Come Dine with Me Extra Portions 5:55pm ......Come Dine with Me Extra Portions 6:25pm ..............The Political Slot

10:50pm ..................Stand Up for the Week

12:00pm ..........Take It Like a Fan

11:00am ............................Top Gear

1:00pm ..................Full Circle with Michael Palin

9:00am ............................Inside the Actors Studio 10:00am ..........................Inside the Actors Studio 11:00am ..Star Trek: Enterprise

8:30am ..............The Movie Show on ITV2 9:00am ..............................The Only Way Is Essex 10:00am ............................The Only Way Is Essex 10:30am ............................The Only Way Is Essex 11:05am............................ The Only Way Is Essex

1:00pm ....Star Trek: Enterprise

1:05pm ........................Ant & Dec’s Push the Button

4:00pm ............................................ER

2:20pm ......................Take Me Out

5:00pm ............................................ER

3:30pm ........Harry Hill’s TV Burp

6:00pm ............................................ER

4:00pm ....................American Idol

4:00pm .............................. Top Gear

4:30pm ........Champions League Weekly

6:00pm ....................American Idol

5:00pm ..............................Top Gear

7:00pm ............................................ER

6:00pm ..........................Hardliners

8:00pm ............................................ER

5:00pm ....................Live Saturday Night Football

7:00pm ..............The Lost World: Jurassic Park

6:30pm ..........................Hardliners

9:00pm ..........Boardwalk Empire

7:00pm ......................................Tribe

10:10pm ......................Blue Bloods

8:00pm ................ Full Circle with Michael Palin

11:10pm ........................Curb Your Enthusiasm

9:00pm ............Russell Howard’s Good News

11:50pm ........................Curb Your Enthusiasm

11:45pm ..........................Kalifornia

11:05pm ........................CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

1:55am ......Melinda and Melinda

12:05am ....................SuperCasino

3:35am ............................Privileged

4:00am ..........................Your Sport

7:30pm ........................Champions League Weekly

4:20am ............................Privileged

4:05am ....How Not to Decorate

8:00pm ........Football’s Greatest

5:05am ..................................Reaper

4:50am ..........Meals in Moments

8:25pm ....................Football First

5:55am ................................Sali Mali

5:00am ................Hana’s Helpline

2:45am ............NFL: Total Access

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9:30am ........Licence to Le Mans

6:00am ........................Emmerdale

2:00pm ............................................QI

12:00pm ..Star Trek: Enterprise

9:30pm ..............Mickey Blue Eyes 11:35pm .............. Celebrity Juice 12:20am ......................Waterworld 2:50am ....................American Idol 4:20am .................... Teleshopping 5:50am..............ITV2 Nightscreen

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S U N D A Y 6:00am ............................ Breakfast 7:35am ............ Match of the Day 9:00am ......................The Andrew Marr Show

6:00am ............................ Finley the Fire Engine

6:00am ..............................Mini CITV

6:10am ...................................... Zigby

9:25am ....................May the Best House Win

7:25am ........................................CITV

10:00am ........The Big Questions

6:25am ..........................Octonauts: Creature Reports

11:00am ..............Country Tracks

6:25am ............The Large Family

11:30am This Morning: Sunday

12:00pm ........The Politics Show

6:35am ......................Little Robots

12:30pm ....................Dinner Date

1:00pm ........................EastEnders

6:45am ......................Rastamouse

2:35pm...................... Weakest Link

7:00am ..............................Basil and Barney’s Game Show

1:25pm ............................ITV News and Weather

3:20pm .................... Bargain Hunt 3:50pm ............................Escape to the Country 4:50pm .................................. Lifeline 5:00pm ................Songs of Praise 5:35pm ..........................BBC News; Regional News and Weather 6:00pm ....................Nigel Slater’s Simple Suppers 6:30pm ................The Boat That Guy Built 7:00pm ........................Countryfile

7:30am ......................................Leon 7:30am ..................................Arthur 8:00am ....................Sam & Mark’s Guide to Dodging Disaster 8:30am ................Gimme a Break 9:00am ........Dick & Dom Go Wild

10:25am ........................House Gift

1:34pm ............ London Weather 1:35pm ......................Columbo: By Dawn’s Early Light 3:35pm ........Midsomer Murders 5:35pm ..............................Weather 5:35pm .............. London Tonight 5:50pm ITV News and Weather 6:10pm ........Harry Hill’s TV Burp

9:30am ..........................Cop School 10:00am ..............Something for the Weekend 11:30am ..............Film 2011 with Claudia Winkleman 12:00pm ........Diagnosis Murder 12:45pm ..................The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp 3:20pm ..................The Red Shoes 5:30pm ..................The Spice Trail 6:30pm ......................Live MotoGP

8:00pm ...... Antiques Roadshow 9:00pm ............Waking the Dead 10:00pm ......................BBC News; Regional News and Weather 10:25pm ..................Comic Relief Highlights 2011

6:40pm ..................Dancing on Ice

11:25pm ..................Stand Up for Comic Relief

8:00pm ..............................Top Gear

8:30pm ....................Duran Duran: One Night Only

9:00pm ......................Wonders of the Universe

9:30pm ................Dancing on Ice: The Skate Off

12:55am ..................Weatherview

10:00pm ....Match of the Day 2

10:00pm ..........................ITV News and Weather

12:55am ....................Lead Balloon

11:00pm ........ ICC Cricket World Cup Highlights

11:55pm ..................Reggie Perrin 12:25am ..................Reggie Perrin

1:30am ..............Faulks on Fiction 2:30am ............................Holby City 3:30am ................Romancing the Stone: The Golden Ages of British Sculpture

MotoGP – Losail Matt Roberts presents live coverage of the opening race of the 2011 MotoGP season, which revs into action in Qatar this weekend. Reigning champion Jorge Lorenzo will be looking to pick up where he left off in 2010, which he ended in fine style in Valencia by winning his ninth race of the season to finish on a record 383 points. One of his chief rivals will undoubtedly be seven-time MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi, who won at the Losail track in 2010 but whose season was wrecked by a broken leg suffered in practice for the Italian MotoGP last June. The

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charismatic Italian has warned that he may not be at his peak in Qatar as he is still returning to fitness after shoulder surgery, but he will still be the focus of attention – especially as it is his first race ride for Ducati, whom he joined from Yamaha at the end of last season. MotoGP, is the premier class of GP motorcycle racing, it’s changed dramatically in recent years. From the mid1970s through 2001, the top class of GP racing allowed 500cc with a maximum of 4 cylinders, regardless of whether the engine was a two-stroke or fourstroke. Consequently, all

10:15pm ................Leah’s Dream

1:30am ................ The Blue Tower

11:15pm ..................Anglo-Welsh Cup Rugby Union

3:00am ............................BBC News 3:30am ........ The Record Europe

4:30am ..............................HARDtalk

4:00am ............................ BBC News

5:00am ............The World Today

4:30am ..........................The Super League Show

5:30am ................World Business Report

6.30pm, BBC2

10:14pm ..........London Weather

12:00am ..............................MotoGP

5:00am ...................................... Close

12:10am ......ITV News Headlines 12:10am ..........................The Zone 2:00am ..........................Highlander 4:00am ................ITV Nightscreen 5:30am .......... ITV Morning News

machines were two-strokes, due to the greater power output for a given engine capacity. Some two- and three-cylinder two-stroke 500s were seen, but though they had a minimum-weight advantage under the rules, typically attained higher corner speed and could qualify well, they lacked the power of the four-cylinder machines. In 2002, rule changes were introduced to facilitate the phasing out of the two strokes, probably influenced by what was then seen as a lack of relevance. For the 2012 season the capacity will be increased to 1000cc.

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Sunday 20 March 7:00pm ......................The World’s Strictest Parents

6:00am ........The Treacle People

6:00am ............................Peppa Pig

6:00am ............Aerobics Oz Style

6:00am ..................Hour of Power

6:00am ........Nothing to Declare

6:10am ..........................The Hoobs

6:05am ....Roary the Racing Car

6:30am ....................Football First

7:00am ..............................Lion Man

6:35am ..........................The Hoobs

6:15am ........................Fifi and the Flowertots

8:00am ....................Football First

8:00am ..............Best of Oops TV

7:00am ............................The Jerry Springer Show

9:30am ........................The Sunday Supplement

9:00am ......Football’s Next Star

8:00am ....................................Maury

8:00pm ................Junior Doctors: Your Life in Their Hands

10:00am ..........WWE Superstars

9:00am ................Four Weddings

9:00pm ..........Becoming Human

11:00am ............Goals on Sunday

11:00am.......... WWE: Experience

10:00am .............. Four Weddings

9:50pm ........................EastEnders

12:00pm ........................Road Wars

12:00pm ........Dating in the Dark

10:00pm ......................Family Guy

1:00pm ..............UK Border Force

1:00pm ..........Dating in the Dark

10:20pm ......................Family Guy

2:00pm ..A Town Called Eureka

2:00pm ........Nothing to Declare

10:45pm ..............American Dad!

3:00pm ........................Emergency Animal Rescue

3:00pm ................Passport Patrol

11:05pm ..............American Dad!

3:30pm ................Passport Patrol

11:30pm ........Becoming Human

3:30pm ........................Emergency Animal Rescue

4:00pm ..........................Dog Patrol

4:00pm ............................Futurama

12:20am ................Frankenstein’s Wedding: Live in Leeds

4:30pm ............................Futurama

5:00pm ................America’s Next Top Model

5:00pm ....................The Simpsons

6:00pm ................Morbidly Obese

7:00am........ FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships

6:25am...................... Fireman Sam

7:25am ..............That Paralympic Show

6:40am ......Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Friends

7:55am ..................................Friends

6:50am ..........................The Beeps

8:25am ..................................Friends

7:00am ................................ Mio Mao

8:50am ..............................Hollyoaks

7:10am ...................................... Chiro

11:20am ..............................Friends

7:15am ....................Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs

11:50am ......................................Glee 12:50pm ................ The Simpsons 1:25pm ..................The Simpsons 2:00pm ....................Four in a Bed 2:30pm .................... Four in a Bed 3:00pm ....................Four in a Bed 3:30pm ....................Four in a Bed 4:00pm ....................Four in a Bed

7:25am ..............Bert and Ernie’s Great Adventures

1:00pm .......... Live Super Sunday

7:30am .... Make Way for Noddy

6:30pm ....Live Spanish Football

7:40am ..........................Igam Ogam

8:00pm ....Live Spanish Football

7:55am ....................Little Princess

10:00pm ............Football Special

8:05am ................Hana’s Helpline

7:00pm ..........Four Weddings US 8:00pm ....................Cougar Town

2:40am ........................The World’s Strictest Parents 3:40am ......................Hotter Than My Daughter

7:30pm ............................Futurama

8:30pm ..............Hot in Cleveland

8:00pm ..................The Simpsons

9:00pm ................................Bedlam

2:00am ................Football Special

9:00pm ....................Hawaii Five-0

3:30am ........Football’s Greatest

10:00pm ........NCIS: Los Angeles

10:00pm ......................Teens Who Tie the Knot

4:00am ..............Spanish Football

11:00pm ................................House

11:00pm ............Grey’s Anatomy

9:30am ................Gerald McBoing Boing

6:00am ................Live ICC Cricket World Cup

7:10am ....................Transatlantic: The Challenge

6:00am .......................... The X Files

6:00am ..........Coronation Street

7:00am ..........................The X Files

8:05am ........................Emmerdale

10:00am ..Camilla Kerslake Live

9:00am ................Live ICC Cricket World Cup

8:00am ....................Transatlantic: The Challenge

8:00am ..........................The X Files

11:00am ........Coronation Street

9:00am ..........................The X Files

1:30pm ....................American Idol

5:30pm ......................Motor Sport

9:00am ........Licence to Le Mans

10:00am............ thirtysomething

6:00pm ................Masters Tennis

9:30am ........Licence to Le Mans

2:35pm ..............................The Only Way Is Essex

8:00pm ......Live Masters Tennis

10:00am ............................Top Gear

6:30pm ..............Channel 4 News 6:55pm ......................4thought.tv

8:30am .................................. Family!

7:00pm ........Come Dine with Me

8:45am ......................Rupert Bear

5:30pm ..........................Time Team

11:30pm ......................Champions League Weekly

6:00pm ....................Live to Dance 7:00pm ............................Futurama

1:40am ................Junior Doctors: Your Life in Their Hands

12:00am ............Spanish Football

8:15am ..............The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky

4:30pm ................Deal or No Deal

3:30pm .......... Live Super Sunday

4:30pm ..........................Dog Patrol

4:05am ..................Frankenstein’s Wedding: Live in Leeds 5:25am ......................................Close

9:00am ......................................Olivia 9:15am............ The Mr Men Show

10:30am ..................Starlight: For the Children 11:00am ................Stansted: The Inside Story 12:00pm ..........Cowboy Builders

11:00am ............................Top Gear

1:00pm ............Cowboy Builders 8:00pm ............Civilization: Is the West History?

2:00pm ..........................Blood Alley

9:00pm ................Country House Rescue

4:20pm ........................Hellfighters

10:00pm ............................Shooter

9:00pm ........................Death Race

12:00pm .................. Dragons’ Den 1:00pm ...................... Traffic Cops

4:15pm ............5 News Weekend

1:30pm .................................... Crash 2:00pm ..............................Top Gear

6:40pm.................................. Stealth

3:00pm ..............................Top Gear

11:00am ............thirtysomething 12:00pm ..........thirtysomething 1:00pm ..............thirtysomething 2:00pm ..............thirtysomething 3:00pm ..........Star Trek: Voyager 4:00pm ..........Star Trek: Voyager 5:00pm ..........Star Trek: Voyager 6:00pm ........Star Trek: Voyager

10:30pm ..................Anglo-Welsh Cup Rugby Union

4:00pm ..............................Top Gear 6:30pm ....................................Crash

4:00am ..........................Your Sport

11:30pm ..........................School of Hard Knocks

2:40am ........................The Family

4:05am ....How Not to Decorate

12:00am ....Prizefighter Boxing

7:40pm ........Would I Lie to You?

3:50am ..............Without a Trace

4:50am ..........Meals in Moments

8:20pm ............................................QI

5:00am ................Hana’s Helpline

11:50pm ............How to Make It in America

4:35am ..................................Reaper

12:30am ........................ICC Cricket World Cup

5:25am ............Wogan’s Perfect Recall

5:10am ......The Milkshake! Show

2:30am ..............Road to London

5:55am .............. Yo Gabba Gabba!

5:45am ............................Roary the Racing Car

12:25am ..........................The NME Awards 2011 1:45am ..................The Strangest Hotel in Britain

11:10pm ........................Knock Off 1:00am ......................SuperCasino

5:35am ..........Thomas & Friends

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3:00am ..................Championship Rugby Union 5:00am ......................................Close

6:00pm ......................Traffic Cops 7:00pm Bang Goes the Theory

8:00pm ............................Inside the Actors Studio 9:00pm ..............................Recount 11:15pm ......................Entourage

9:00pm .......................... Red Dwarf

12:35am ............................Recount

9:35pm ..........................Red Dwarf

2:50am ..........Boardwalk Empire

10:15pm ........................Red Dwarf

4:00am ....................How to Make It in America

10:55pm ........................Red Dwarf

3:05pm ..............................The Only Way Is Essex 4:35pm ......................Take Me Out 6:10pm ................Jurassic Park III 8:00pm ..........................OMG! With Peaches Geldof 9:00pm ..................The Only Way Is Essex: Totally Vajazzled 9:55pm ..................The Only Way Is Essex Music Video 10:00pm ................The Only Way Is Essex 10:50pm ............Secret Diary of a Call Girl 11:25pm ....................The Bourne Ultimatum 1:35am ..................Dancing on Ice 3:05am ................Dancing on Ice: The Skate Off

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M O N D A Y 6:00am ............................Breakfast

6:00am ......................Children’s TV

6:00am ............................Daybreak

9:15am ......................Heir Hunters

7:25am ........................Newsround

8:30am ................................Lorraine

10:00am ....BBC News; Weather

7:30am ....................Muddle Earth

10:00am ................Homes Under the Hammer

7:45am ..................................Eliot Kid

9:25am ........................The Jeremy Kyle Show

8:00am ..The Sparticle Mystery

10:30am ....................This Morning

11:00am ..............................Britain’s Empty Homes

8:30am ............................ LazyTown

12:30pm ................Loose Women

11:30am ....BBC News; Weather

8:55am ..........................Octonauts: Creature Reports

1:30pm ............................ ITV News and Weather

11:30am............ Cash in the Attic

8:55am ....................Numberjacks

12:15pm ..................Bargain Hunt

9:10am ................................Dip Dap

1:55pm ....................London News and Weather

1:00pm ......BBC News; Weather

9:10am ........The Koala Brothers

1:30pm ..................Regional News and Weather

9:25am.................... Big Barn Farm

1:45pm ................................Doctors 2:15pm ..................Escape to the Country 3:00pm ....BBC News; Weather; Regional News 3:05pm ............................Deadly 60 3:35pm ........Deadly 60 Bite Size 3:40pm ......Richard Hammond’s Blast Lab: The Experiments

9:45am ......................Timmy Time 9:55am ............................3rd & Bird 10:05am ........Postman Pat: SDS 10:20am ..................................Pingu 10:25am ..................Chuggington: Badge Quest 10:25am ....................64 Zoo Lane 10:45am ..........................Waybuloo 11:05am ....In the Night Garden

3:40pm ..........................Deadly Art

11:35am ..............Meerkat Manor

4:00pm ..The Big Performance

12:00pm ....................Daily Politics

4:30pm .......................... Blue Peter 4:55pm ............Shaun the Sheep

12:30pm ..........................GMT with George Alagiah

5:00pm ........................Newsround

1:00pm ............Diagnosis Murder

5:15pm ......................Weakest Link

1:45pm ....To Buy or Not to Buy

6:00pm ..............................Weather

2:30pm Restoration Roadshow

6:00pm ............................BBC News

3:00pm ..................................Flog It!

6:30pm ..............................Weather

3:45pm .......... Helicopter Heroes

6:30pm ..........BBC London News

4:30pm .............................. Pointless

7:00pm ..................The One Show

5:15pm ..............Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

7:30pm ..........................BBC News; Regional News 7:30pm Bang Goes the Theory 8:00pm ........................EastEnders 8:30pm ................................The Big Squeeze: Panorama 9:00pm ............Waking the Dead 10:00pm ........................BBC News 10:25pm ..............Regional News and Weather

6:00pm ............................Eggheads 6:30pm ..................Royal Upstairs Downstairs 7:00pm ..............Nicolas Sarkozy: President Bling Bling? 8:00pm ....University Challenge 8:30pm ............Raymond Blanc’s Kitchen Secrets

3:00pm ..............................The Alan Titchmarsh Show 3:59pm ............London Weather 4:00pm ........Midsomer Murders 5:00pm ..........................The Chase 6:00pm ..............................Weather 6:00pm ..............London Tonight 6:30pm..ITV News and Weather 7:00pm..........................Emmerdale 7:30pm ..........Coronation Street 8:00pm ............................The Lakes 8:30pm ..........Coronation Street 9:00pm ..............Law & Order: UK

10:00pm ....................ITV News at Ten and Weather 10:30pm ................London News and Weather 10:35pm ............Real Crime with Mark Austin: Yvonne Fletcher - Justice Betrayed 11:35pm ..............River Monsters

9:00pm ..............The Secret War on Terror

12:35am ......ITV News Headlines

11:05pm ..................Late Kick Off

10:00pm ....................Never Mind the Buzzcocks

2:35am ............UEFA Champions League Weekly

11:35pm ..................A Bronx Tale

10:30pm........................ Newsnight

1:30am ..........................................Silk

11:20pm ............................Cabaret

3:05am ........................The Jeremy Kyle Show

2:30am ................Romancing the Stone: The Golden Ages of British Sculpture

1:20am ................An Island Parish

3:55am ..............ITV Nightscreen

1:50am ............ABC World News with Diane Sawyer

5:30am ..........ITV Morning News

10:35pm ........Mrs Brown’s Boys

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9:40am ...... Little Human Planet

2:00pm ....60 Minute Makeover

12:35am ..........................The Zone

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Monday 21 March 6:00am ..................Good Morning Sports Fans

6:00am ................................Brainiac: Science Abuse

6:00am ........ Nothing to Declare

7:00pm ..................Total Wipeout

6:30am ........Nothing to Declare

8:00pm ....................Freak Like Me

7:00am ..................Good Morning Sports Fans

7:00am ..............................Lion Man

7:00am ............................The Jerry Springer Show

8:30pm ......Snog, Marry, Avoid?

7:40am ..........................Everybody Loves Raymond

6:20am ..............The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky

9:00am ................Football Special

9:00am ......Dream Lives for Sale

8:05am ....................................Frasier

6:35am...................... Elmo’s World

10:00am ..........................Lie to Me

7:30am ............................The Jerry Springer Show

8:35am ..................................Friends

6:50am ............................Peppa Pig

10:30am ................Super Sunday: The Last Word

11:00am ........................Dog Squad

8:00am ....................................Maury

9:05am ..............Supernanny USA

6:55am ..................Little Princess

11:00am ............Spanish Football

12:00pm ............................Oops TV

10:00am ..............The Good Wife

7:05am ..............Bert and Ernie’s Great Adventures

12:30pm ......................Champions League Weekly

9:00am ................America’s Next Top Model

7:15am ............The Mr Men Show

1:00pm ................Football Special

7:30am ..........Thomas & Friends

2:30pm ..............Spanish Football

12:05pm ........The TV Book Club

7:45am ....Make Way for Noddy

12:30pm ............Arizona Raiders

8:00am ........................Fifi and the Flowertots

4:30pm ........................Champions League Weekly

6:20am ..........................The Hoobs

6:00am .......... Thomas & Friends

6:45am ..........................The Hoobs

6:10am .... Roary the Racing Car

7:10am ............Freshly Squeezed

10:55am Relocation, Relocation 12:00pm ........................Channel 4 News Summary

2:10pm ................Cookery School 3:10pm ........................Countdown 3:55pm ................Deal or No Deal 5:00pm ........Come Dine with Me 5:30pm .......................... Coach Trip 6:00pm ..................The Simpsons 6:30pm ............................Hollyoaks 7:00pm ..............Channel 4 News 7:55pm ......................4thought.tv 8:00pm ........Dispatches: Train J ourneys from Hell 9:00pm ............................One Born Every Minute 10:00pm ....Heston’s Chocolate Factory Feast

8:10am ................................Mio Mao 8:15am ............................ Peppa Pig

12:35am ..............4Play: Diagram of the Heart

5:35am ............Wogan’s Perfect Recall

12:00pm ........................CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

5:00pm ..................The Simpsons

1:00pm ............................CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

11:30pm ........Becoming Human

5:00pm ........................Soccer AM: The Best Bits

5:30pm ............................Futurama

3:00pm .................. Criminal Minds

6:00pm ........................Netbusters

6:00pm ..............................Oops TV

12:40am ........................Family Guy

4:00pm ..............................Charmed

12:20am ........................ Family Guy 1:05am ........................How to Live with Women

10:00pm .... Prizefighter Boxing

8:00pm ..........................Road Wars

6:00pm ................America’s Next Top Model

2:05am ....................Kara Tointon: Don’t Call Me Stupid

10:30pm ............................The Sky Sports Years

9:00pm ........................Ross Kemp: Extreme World

7:00pm ............Ghost Whisperer

3:05am ..................Total Wipeout

8:00pm ....................................Nikita

4:05am ......Snog, Marry, Avoid?

11:30pm ..............................Premier League Review

10:00pm ..........Spartacus: Gods of the Arena

9:00pm ................America’s Next Top Model

4:35am ............Becoming Human

7:10am ........................Whose Line Is It Anyway?

6:00am ..........................The X Files

6:00am ..........Coronation Street

6:30am ..........Kings of the Snow

7:00am ..........Star Trek: Voyager

6:50am ........................Emmerdale

7:00am ..........WWE: Bottom Line

8:00am ............................Fifth Gear

8:00am...... Star Trek: Enterprise

7:15am ....................Loose Women

8:30am ..........The Gadget Show

2:15pm ..........The Vanessa Show

8:00am ......................Elite League Ice Hockey

9:00am ............................................ER

8:10am ........................Judge Judy

9:00am ..............................Top Gear

3:05pm ..........The Family Recipe

10:00am ..........thirtysomething

9:00am ....................PGA Tour Golf

11:00am ..................Dragons’ Den

3:15pm ................Ike: Countdown to D-Day

11:00am ........................The X Files

2:00pm ......European Tour Golf

12:00pm ............................Top Gear

12:00pm ......Star Trek: Voyager

9:25am ..............................The Real Housewives of Orange County

4:00pm ..............Big Time Boxing

1:00pm .............................. Top Gear

1:00pm ....Star Trek: Enterprise

2:00pm ............................Fifth Gear

2:00pm ............................................ER

2:30pm ..........The Gadget Show

3:00pm ..............thirtysomething

3:00pm ..........................Ray Mears’ Extreme Survival

4:00pm ..........................The X Files

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 ............The Wright Stuff

5:25am ......................................Close

11:05am ..........Cowboy Builders 12:00pm ........Meals in Moments 12:10pm ......5 News Lunchtime 12:20pm ................................House 1:15pm ..............Home and Away

6:00am ............Aerobics Oz Style

5:00pm ........................5 News at 5 5:30pm ........................Neighbours 6:00pm ..............Home and Away 6:25pm ..................................OK! TV

7:00pm ............................Inside the Actors Studio

4:40pm ..................Loose Women

8:00pm .......................... The X Files

8:00pm ....................Dragons’ Den

9:00pm ..........................Curb Your Enthusiasm

7:00pm ..........................The Cube: Celebrity Special

8:00pm ..........The Gadget Show

10:00pm ......................Soccer AM: The Best Bits

9:00pm .............. Romeo Must Die

11:00pm ....................Boots ‘n’ All

9:00pm ..........................Have I Got News for You

11:20pm ......................Death Race

12:00am ....Superleague Netball

10:20pm ......................Peep Show

1:20am ......................SuperCasino

2:30am ......European Tour Golf

4:05am ......................The FBI Files

3:30am ....................PGA Tour Golf

10:55pm ....................Never Mind the Buzzcocks

4:55am .... Animal Rescue Squad

4:30am ............Wonderful World of Golf

11:35pm ........................Have I Got News for You

18 March 2011 -24 March 2011

1:30pm ......................The Jeremy Kyle Show

7:00pm ................Seaside Rescue

7:30pm ............Live Superleague Netball

5:10am ........................ Wildlife SOS

1:00pm ........................Emmerdale

6:30pm ..........The Gadget Show

6:00pm............................ Fifth Gear

8:00pm ........................5 News at 9

12:00pm ......Coronation Street

3:40pm ....The Real Housewives of Orange County

4:00pm................................Top Gear

6:30pm ................Thinking Tackle

7:30pm ................5 News Update

5:00pm ..........Star Trek: Voyager

10:30am ......................Judge Judy

6:00pm ............................................ER

6:00pm ........................Extra Time

7:30pm ......How Do They Do It?

5:20am ................................ChronoPerambulator

4:30pm ............................Futurama

11:00am ................................Maury

5:00pm ..............................Charmed

1:45am ....................Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day

4:25am ........The Bible: A History

4:00pm ..............................Oops TV

10:00am ..............Four Weddings

7:00pm ..................The Simpsons

7:00pm ........................5 News at 7

3:30am ....................................Codex

2:00pm ..................Stargate SG-1

10:30pm ................Kara Tointon: Don’t Call Me Stupid

6:30pm ..................The Simpsons

12:50am ..........................European Poker Tour

2:35am ......................Royal Deaths and Diseases

1:00pm ....Dream Lives for Sale

10:00pm ......................EastEnders

6:30pm ..The Sky Sports Years

5:00pm................................Weather 12:05am ..........Russian Standard Originals Presents

12:30pm ............................Oops TV

9:00pm ......................How to Live with Women

7:30pm ....Live Football League

8:20am ............................Peppa Pig

1:45pm ........................Neighbours

11:05pm ........................The Event

8:00am ..........................Top Design

5:40pm ........................Judge Judy

9:40pm Curb Your Enthusiasm

8:00pm ......................New You’ve Been Framed!

10:15pm ..........................The Chris Rock Show

8:30pm ........Harry Hill’s TV Burp

11:00pm ................................Weeds

10:00pm ..............Celebrity Juice

11:35pm ..............Six Feet Under

10:45pm ............Secret Diary of a Call Girl

9:00pm ..........Hell’s Kitchen USA

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6:00am ............................Breakfast

6:00am ....................Children’s TV

6:00am ............................Daybreak

9:15am ......................Heir Hunters

7:25am ........................Newsround

8:30am................................ Lorraine

10:00am ....BBC News; Weather

7:30am ....................Muddle Earth

10:00am ................Homes Under the Hammer

7:45am ................................Eliot Kid

9:25am ........................The Jeremy Kyle Show

8:00am ..The Sparticle Mystery

10:30am ..................This Morning

11:00am ..............Britain’s Empty Homes

8:30am ............................LazyTown

12:30pm ................Loose Women

11:30am ....BBC News; Weather

8:55am ..........................Octonauts: Creature Reports

1:30pm ............................ITV News and Weather

11:30am ............Cash in the Attic

8:55am ....................Numberjacks

12:15pm ..................Bargain Hunt

9:10am ................................Dip Dap

1:55pm ....................London News and Weather

1:00pm ......BBC News; Weather

9:10am ........The Koala Brothers

1:30pm ..................Regional News and Weather

9:25am ..................Big Barn Farm

1:45pm ................................ Doctors 2:15pm Escape to the Country 3:00pm ....BBC News; Weather; Regional News 3:05pm ............................ Deadly 60 3:35pm ........ Deadly 60 Bite Size 3:40pm ......Richard Hammond’s Blast Lab: The Experiments

9:45am ......................Timmy Time 9:55am ............................3rd & Bird 10:05am ........ Postman Pat: SDS 10:20am ..................................Pingu 10:25am ..................Chuggington: Badge Quest 10:25am ....................64 Zoo Lane 10:45am ..........................Waybuloo

3:40pm ..........................Deadly Art

11:05am .... In the Night Garden

4:00pm ..........Diddy Dick & Dom

11:35am ..............Meerkat Manor

4:00pm ................Dead Gorgeous

12:00pm ....................Daily Politics

4:30pm ..........................Blue Peter

12:30pm .......................... GMT with George Alagiah

4:55pm ............Shaun the Sheep 5:00pm ........................Newsround 5:15pm ......................Weakest Link 6:00pm ..............................Weather 6:00pm ............................BBC News 6:30pm ..............................Weather 6:30pm ..........BBC London News

5:00pm ..........................The Chase 6:00pm ..............................Weather 6:00pm ..............London Tonight 6:30pm ............................ ITV News and Weather 7:00pm ........................Emmerdale 7:30pm ..................Grimefighters 8:00pm ....................Lion Country 9:00pm ............Caroline Quentin: A Passage Through India

3:00pm ..................................Flog It! 3:45pm ..........Helicopter Heroes 4:30pm ..............................Pointless

6:00pm ............................Eggheads

7:30pm ........................EastEnders

6:30pm ..................Royal Upstairs Downstairs

10:25pm ..............Regional News and Weather

4:00pm ........Midsomer Murders

2:30pm Restoration Roadshow

7:30pm ..........................BBC News; Regional News

10:00pm ........................BBC News

3:59pm ............London Weather

1:45pm ....To Buy or Not to Buy

5:15pm ..............Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

9:00pm .......................................... Silk

3:00pm ..............................The Alan Titchmarsh Show

1:00pm ............Diagnosis Murder

7:00pm ..................The One Show

8:00pm ..........................Holby City

7:00pm ......................Wonders of the Universe 8:00pm ............The Hairy Bikers: Mums Know Best 9:00pm ..Bible’s Buried Secrets

10:00pm .................... ITV News at Ten and Weather

10:35pm ............Neighbourhood Watched

10:00pm ..............Have I Got Old News for You

10:30pm ................London News and Weather

11:20pm ................Weatherview

10:30pm ..........................Weather

10:35pm ............................Thirteen

11:20pm .............................. Jobless

10:30pm ......................Newsnight

12:25am ......ITV News Headlines

12:25am ............................See Hear

11:20pm ......................Storyville American Idol: Reagan

12:25am ..........................The Zone

1:00am ............................BBC News

3:15am ..............ITV Nightscreen

1:30am ............ABC World News with Diane Sawyer

5:30am .......... ITV Morning News

12:55am ................Human Planet 1:55am ................When Teenage Meets Old Age

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2:00pm ....60 Minute Makeover

2:25am ..............Crossing Jordan

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Tuesday 22 March 6:00am ........Nothing to Declare

7:00pm ....................Working Girls

7:00am ..............................Lion Man

7:00am ............................The Jerry Springer Show

9:30am ..............Football League

7:30am ..............................Lion Man

8:00am ....................................Maury

8:00pm ........................EastEnders Revealed: Whitney’s Story

11:00am ..The Sky Sports Years

8:00am ..........................Top Design 9:00am ......Dream Lives for Sale

9:00am ................America’s Next Top Model

7:15am ............The Mr Men Show

12:00pm ............Premier League Review

10:00am............................ Lie to Me

10:00am .............. Four Weddings

7:30am ..........Thomas & Friends

1:00pm .............. Football League

11:00am ........................Dog Squad

11:00am ................................Maury

9:05am ..............Supernanny USA

7:45am ....Make Way for Noddy

2:30pm ......Prizefighter Boxing

12:00pm ............................Oops TV

8:00am ........................ Fifi and the Flowertots

3:00pm ..........................Soccer AM

11:00pm ..............White Van Man

10:00am ............................Brothers & Sisters

12:30pm ............................Oops TV

12:00pm ........................CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

10:55am ................A Place in the Sun: Home or Away

8:10am ................................Mio Mao

4:00pm ..............Premier League Review

1:00pm ............................CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

11:30pm ......................EastEnders Revealed: Whitney’s Story

8:15am ............................Peppa Pig

5:00pm ......................Football Asia

8:30am ............................Roary the Racing Car

5:30pm ..........Revista De La Liga

6:00am ..............Yo Gabba Gabba!

6:00am ....................Children’s TV

6:25am .......................... The Hoobs

6:35am ......................Elmo’s World

6:00am ..................Good Morning Sports Fans

6:00am ................................Brainiac: Science Abuse

6:50am ..........................The Hoobs

6:50am ............................Peppa Pig

9:00am ........................Netbusters

7:15am ............ Freshly Squeezed

6:55am.................... Little Princess

7:40am ..........................Everybody Loves Raymond

7:05am ..............Bert and Ernie’s Great Adventures

8:05am ..................................Frasier 8:35am .................................. Friends

12:00pm ........................Channel 4 News Summary 12:05pm ........................Operation Amsterdam 2:05pm ................Cookery School

8:40am ................Hana’s Helpline 8:50am ....................The WotWots

3:10pm..........................Countdown

9:00am ................Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom

3:55pm ................Deal or No Deal

9:15am ..............The Wright Stuff

5:00pm ..........................Come Dine with Me

11:05am ..........Cowboy Builders

5:30pm ..........................Coach Trip

12:00pm ........Meals in Moments 12:10pm ......5 News Lunchtime

6:30pm ..............Premier League Review 7:30pm ....................Live Scottish Cup Football

1:00pm...... Dream Lives for Sale 2:00pm ..................Stargate SG-1 4:00pm ..............................Oops TV 4:30pm ............................Futurama

6:30pm ............................Hollyoaks 7:00pm ..............Channel 4 News

4:00pm ..............................Charmed 5:00pm ..............................Charmed

10:00pm ......................EastEnders 10:30pm ..............White Van Man

12:30am ........................Family Guy 12:50am ........................Family Guy

5:30pm ............................Futurama

6:00pm ................America’s Next Top Model

1:15am ................Junior Doctors: Your Life in Their Hands

5:00pm ..................The Simpsons 6:00pm ..............................Oops TV

7:00pm ............Ghost Whisperer

2:15am ..................White Van Man

10:00pm ..........................School of Hard Knocks

6:30pm ..................The Simpsons

8:00pm ....................Cougar Town

2:45am ................White Van Man

8:00pm ....................Live to Dance

8:30pm ..............Hot in Cleveland

10:30pm ............................The Sky Sports Years

9:00pm ..........The Time Machine

9:00pm ......................................Katie

3:15am ........................How to Live with Women

10:50pm ........................Brit Cops: frontline Crime UK

10:00pm ................Jade Changed My Life

11:50pm ..Border Invasion USA

11:00pm ....................Bridalplasty

11:30pm ....................A League of Their Own

12:20pm ................................House 6:00pm ..................The Simpsons

3:00pm ..................Criminal Minds

9:00pm ................Junior Doctors: Your Life in Their Hands

4:15am ......................Working Girls 5:15am ......................................Close

1:15pm ..............Home and Away 1:45pm ........................Neighbours 2:15pm ..........The Vanessa Show

6:00am ............Aerobics Oz Style

6:00am ..........Coronation Street

6:30am ..........Kings of the Snow

7:10am ........................Whose Line Is It Anyway?

6:00am .......................... The X Files

3:05pm ..........The Family Recipe

7:00am ..........Star Trek: Voyager

6:50am ........................Emmerdale

3:15pm ......Heart of a Stranger

7:00am ..............WWE: Afterburn

8:00am ............................Fifth Gear

8:00am ....Star Trek: Enterprise

7:15am ....................Loose Women

5:00pm ..............................Weather

8:00am ....The Sky Sports Years

8:30am ..........The Gadget Show

9:00am ............................................ER

8:10am ........................Judge Judy

5:00pm ........................5 News at 5

9:00am........ European Tour Golf

9:00am ..............................Top Gear

10:00am............ thirtysomething

10:00pm ............Lily Allen: From Riches to Rags

5:30pm ........................Neighbours

10:00am ................PGA Tour Golf

10:00am ............................ Top Gear

11:00am ........................The X Files

9:25am .... The Real Housewives of Orange County

6:00pm ..............Home and Away

12:00pm ......Star Trek: Voyager

10:30am ......................Judge Judy

6:25pm ..................................OK! TV

11:00am ..........Wonderful World of Golf

11:00am ..................Dragons’ Den

11:05pm ..........................The Big C

12:00pm ............................Top Gear

1:00pm ....Star Trek: Enterprise

12:00pm ......Coronation Street

11:45pm ......School of Comedy

7:00pm ........................ 5 News at 7

12:30pm ..........PGA Tour Classic

1:00pm .............................. Top Gear

2:00pm ..........................................ER

1:00pm ........................Emmerdale

7:30pm ................5 News Update

1:30pm ................Trilby Tour Golf

2:00pm............................ Fifth Gear

3:00pm.............. thirtysomething

12:15am ....................UK & Ireland Poker Tour

7:30pm ......Extraordinary Dogs

3:00pm ....The Sky Sports Years

2:30pm .......... The Gadget Show

1:30pm ......................The Jeremy Kyle Show

4:00pm ..........................The X Files

8:00pm ........................5 News at 9

4:00pm ......European Tour Golf

3:00pm ......................................Tribe

1:15am ........FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships

5:00pm ..........Star Trek: Voyager

8:00pm ..................Tutankhamun: The Mystery Revealed

5:00pm.................... PGA Tour Golf

3:40pm ....The Real Housewives of Orange County

4:00pm ..............................Top Gear

6:00pm ............................................ER

6:00pm ........................Boots ‘n’ All

4:40pm ..................Loose Women

1:45am ..............................The Grid

5:00pm ..............................Top Gear

9:00pm ............................CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

7:00pm ......Prizefighter Boxing

7:00pm ............................Inside the Actors Studio

5:40pm ........................Judge Judy

6:00pm .................... Dragons’ Den

7:30pm ..............Live Greyhound Racing

7:00pm ..........................Ray Mears’ Extreme Survival

8:00pm ......Battlestar Galactica

7:55pm ......................4thought.tv 8:00pm ......................Supersize vs Superskinny Kids 9:00pm ............................Katie: My Beautiful Friends

2:10am ......................KOTV Boxing Weekly

10:00pm ........................CSI: Miami

9:00pm ......Battlestar Galactica

2:40am ....................................Sailing

10:55pm ................................CSI: NY

3:05am............ Ironman Triathlon

10:00pm ........Revista De La Liga

8:00pm ......................................Tribe

11:55pm ........................CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

10:00pm ......................Blue Bloods

11:00pm ..........British Basketball

9:00pm ......................................QI XL

11:00pm ................................Treme

1:00am ....The Sky Sports Years

10:00pm .................................... QI XL

12:15am ....Battlestar Galactica

2:00am ........Modern Pentathlon

11:00pm ....................Argumental

2:15am ....................................Treme

3:00am ........Modern Pentathlon

11:40pm ....................................QI XL

3:30am .......................... Entourage

4:00am ......................................Close

12:40am ....................................QI XL

4:05am ............................The X Files

4:00am ......................Triathlon ITU World Championship Series Magazine

12:55am ....................SuperCasino

4:55am ............................Full Metal Challenge

4:55am ....Animal Rescue Squad

5:55am ..............Yo Gabba Gabba!

4:05am ......................The FBI Files 5:10am ........................Wildlife SOS

18 March 2011 -24 March 2011

7:00pm ..................................All Star Family Fortunes 7:45pm ......................The Planet’s Funniest Animals 8:00pm ..........................OMG! With Peaches Geldof 9:00pm ..............................The Only Way Is Essex 10:00pm ............Secret Diary of a Call Girl

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W E D N E S D A Y 6:00am ............................Breakfast

6:00am ............................Finley the Fire Engine

6:00am ............................Daybreak

9:15am ......................Heir Hunters 10:00am ....BBC News; Weather

6:10am ......................................Zigby

10:00am ................Homes Under the Hammer

6:25am.......................... Octonauts: Creature Reports

9:25am ........................The Jeremy Kyle Show

11:00am ..............................Britain’s Empty Homes

6:25am ............The Large Family

11:30am ....BBC News; Weather

6:50am ...................... Rastamouse

11:30am ............Cash in the Attic

7:00am ....Barney’s Barrier Reef

12:15pm ..................Bargain Hunt

7:25am ........................Newsround

1:00pm ...... BBC News; Weather

7:30am ....................Muddle Earth

1:30pm ..................Regional News and Weather

7:45am ................................Eliot Kid

1:45pm ................................Doctors

8:30am ............................LazyTown

3:00pm ..............................The Alan Titchmarsh Show

2:15pm Escape to the Country

8:55am ..........................Octonauts: Creature Reports

3:59pm ............London Weather

3:00pm ..........................BBC News; Weather; Regional News

8:00am ..The Sparticle Mystery

8:55am ....................Numberjacks

3:05pm ............................Deadly 60

9:10am ................................Dip Dap

3:35pm ........Deadly 60 Bite Size

9:10am ........The Koala Brothers

3:40pm ......Richard Hammond’s Blast Lab: The Experiments

9:25am ..................Big Barn Farm

3:40pm ..........................Deadly Art 4:00pm ..............Trade Your Way to the USA 4:30pm ..........Diddy Dick & Dom 4:30pm ..................................MI High 5:00pm ........................Newsround 5:15pm ......................Weakest Link 6:00pm ..............................Weather 6:00pm ............................BBC News

10:35pm ......Budget Statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer 10:40pm The National Lottery Wednesday Night Draws 10:50pm ....Would I Lie to You? 11:20pm ..........National Lottery Update 11:20pm ............Shattered Glass

4:00pm ........Midsomer Murders 5:00pm ..........................The Chase 6:00pm ..............................Weather 6:00pm ..............London Tonight

7:00pm..........................Emmerdale

10:20am .................................. Pingu

7:30pm ........The Unforgettable Sid James

10:25am ....................64 Zoo Lane 10:40am.......................... Waybuloo 11:00am .... In the Night Garden 11:30am ..........The Budget 2011

4:30pm ..............................Pointless

10:25pm ..............Regional News and Weather

2:00pm ....60 Minute Makeover

6:30pm ITV News and Weather

3:45pm ..........Helicopter Heroes

10:00pm ........................BBC News

1:55pm ....................London News and Weather

10:05am ........ Postman Pat: SDS

7:30pm .......................... BBC News; Regional News

9:00pm ........................MasterChef

1:30pm ............................ITV News and Weather

9:55am ............................3rd & Bird

7:00pm ..................The One Show

8:00pm ................Waterloo Road

12:20pm ..........The Chancellor’s Budget An ITV News Special

6:30pm ........Budget Statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer

3:30pm ..................Flog It! Travels Around Britain: Rural Crafts

7:30pm ................The Boat That Guy Built

10:30am ..................This Morning

9:45am ......................Timmy Time

9:40am ......Little Human Planet

6:30pm ..........BBC London News

6:30pm ..............................Weather

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6:40am ......................Little Robots

8:30am ................................Lorraine

5:15pm ..............Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 6:00pm ............................Eggheads 6:30pm ..................Royal Upstairs Downstairs 7:00pm ............................Escape to the Country 8:00pm ......................Great British Food Revival

8:00pm ........Midsomer Murders 10:00pm .................... ITV News at Ten and Weather

9:00pm The Truth About Lions

10:30pm ................London News and Weather

10:00pm Mock the Week Again

10:35pm ..............Mercury Rising

10:30pm ......................Newsnight

12:40am ......ITV News Headlines

11:20pm ....Budget Statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer

12:40am ..........................The Zone

11:25pm ......................ICC Cricket World Cup Highlights

2:45am ..........Perfect Strangers 4:15am................ ITV Nightscreen 5:30am ..........ITV Morning News

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Wednesday 23 March 6:00am ..................Good Morning Sports Fans

6:00am ................................Brainiac: Science Abuse

6:00am ........Nothing to Declare 6:30am ........Nothing to Declare

7:00pm ..................Young Voters’ Question Time

6:20am ..............The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky

7:00am ..................Good Morning Sports Fans

7:00am ..............................Lion Man

7:00am ............................The Jerry Springer Show

8:00pm ......................How to Live with Women

8:00am ................ Live ICC Cricket World Cup

9:00am ......Dream Lives for Sale 10:00am ............................Lie to Me

7:30am ............................The Jerry Springer Show

6:35am ..............Bert and Ernie’s Great Adventures

5:00pm European Tour Weekly

9:00pm ..............Anchorman: the Legend of Ron Burgundy

11:00am ........................ Dog Squad

8:00am ....................................Maury

12:00pm ............................Oops TV

9:00am ................America’s Next Top Model

10:50pm ......................Family Guy

10:00am ..............Four Weddings

11:15pm ........Becoming Human

11:00am ................................Maury

12:05am ..............Junior Doctors: our Life in Their Hands

6:20am ..........................The Hoobs

6:00am ..........Thomas & Friends

6:45am ..........................The Hoobs

6:10am ....Roary the Racing Car

7:15am ............ Freshly Squeezed 7:40am ..........................Everybody Loves Raymond 8:05am .................................. Frasier 8:35am .................................. Friends 9:05am .............. Supernanny USA 10:00am ........ Brothers & Sisters 10:55am ..............Country House Rescue 12:00pm ........................Channel 4 News Summary

5:30pm ......Prizefighter Boxing

6:40am ......................Rupert Bear

12:30pm ............................Oops TV

6:50am ............................Peppa Pig

6:00pm ........................Boots ‘n’ All

6:55am ..................Little Princess

7:00pm ............Sky Sports News at Seven

7:05am ..............Bert and Ernie’s Great Adventures 7:15am ............The Mr Men Show

8:00am ..........................Top Design

7:30pm ...................... Total Rugby 8:00pm ............Live Prizefighter Boxing

1:00pm ....Dream Lives for Sale 2:00pm ..................Stargate SG-1 4:00pm ..............................Oops TV 4:30pm ............................ Futurama

12:00pm ........................CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

10:30pm ......................Family Guy

1:05am ........................How to Live with Women

5:00pm ....................The Simpsons

1:00pm ............................CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

11:00pm .................... FIFA Futbol Mundial

5:30pm ............................Futurama

3:00pm ..................Criminal Minds

6:00pm ..............................Oops TV

4:00pm ..............................Charmed

11:30pm ......Football’s Greatest

6:30pm ..................The Simpsons

3:10am ..................American Dad!

8:15am ............................Peppa Pig

12:00am ...................... Total Rugby

8:00pm ................Louie Spence’s Showbusiness

6:00pm ................America’s Next Top Model 7:00pm ............Ghost Whisperer

3:35am ..................American Dad!

8:20am ............................Peppa Pig

12:30am ....Prizefighter Boxing

9:00pm ..............An Idiot Abroad

8:00pm ................Four Weddings

3:55am ..................American Dad!

8:30am ....Roary the Racing Car

10:00pm ................................Fringe

9:00pm ....................................Bones

8:40am ................Hana’s Helpline

3:30am ....................Victory Shield Football

11:00pm ............Spartacus: Gods

10:00pm ............Grey’s Anatomy

8:50am ....................The WotWots

5:30am ......FIFA Futbol Mundial

4:20am ................Junior Doctors: Your Life in Their Hands

of the Arena

11:00pm ..............Criminal Minds

11:05am ..........Cowboy Builders

6:00am ............Aerobics Oz Style

6:00am ........................Emmerdale

6:30am ..........Kings of the Snow

7:10am ........................Whose Line Is It Anyway?

6:00am ..........................The X Files

12:00pm ........Meals in Moments

7:00am .......... Star Trek: Voyager

6:25am ..........................Nanny 911

12:10pm ......5 News Lunchtime

8:00am ............................Fifth Gear

8:00am...... Star Trek: Enterprise

7:15am ....................Loose Women

12:20pm ................................House

7:00am ....................WWE Vintage Collection

8:30am ..........The Gadget Show

9:00am..............................................ER

8:10am ........................Judge Judy

1:15pm ..............Home and Away

8:00am ....The Sky Sports Years

9:00am ..............................Top Gear

10:00am ..........thirtysomething

1:45pm ........................Neighbours

9:00am ..........Revista De La Liga

10:00am ............................Top Gear

11:00am ........................The X Files

9:25am ....The Real Housewives of Orange County

2:15pm ..........The Vanessa Show

10:00am ........European Seniors Tour Golf

11:00am ..................Dragons’ Den

12:00pm........ Star Trek: Voyager

10:30am ......................Judge Judy

12:00pm............................ Top Gear

1:00pm ....Star Trek: Enterprise

12:00pm ......................Emmerdale

11:00am ..The Sky Sports Years

2:00pm ....................................Speed

2:00pm ............................................ ER

12:30pm ................Loose Women

12:00pm ....Prizefighter Boxing

2:40pm ........ Would I Lie to You?

3:00pm ..............thirtysomething

5:00pm ........................ 5 News at 5

12:30pm Scottish Cup Football

3:20pm ............................................ QI

1:30pm ......................The Jeremy Kyle Show

4:00pm ..........................The X Files

5:30pm..........................Neighbours

2:00pm ....The Sky Sports Years

12:10am ................Mercury Prize Sessions

3:00pm ..........Revista De La Liga

4:00pm ............Top Gear Winter Olympics Special

5:00pm ..........Star Trek: Voyager

3:40pm ....The Real Housewives of Orange County

6:00pm ..............Home and Away 6:25pm ..................................OK! TV

4:00pm ..Scottish Cup Football

4:40pm .................. Loose Women

12:30am ......4Play: Jamie Woon

5:00pm ............The Gadget Show

6:00pm ............................................ER

5:30pm ............................Fifth Gear

7:00pm ............................Inside the Actors Studio

5:40pm ........................Judge Judy

7:00pm ........................ 5 News at 7

5:30pm ...... Inside the PGA Tour

1:00am ............The Album Chart Show Spotlight

7:30pm ....................Starlight: For the Children

6:00pm .......... Kings of the Snow

6:00pm ....................Dragons’ Den

8:00pm ............................................24

6:30pm European Tour Weekly

7:00pm ........Would I Lie to You?

9:00pm ..................The Sopranos

1:15am ............ 4Play: Imelda May

8:00pm ........................5 News at 9

7:00pm ......FIFA Futbol Mundial

7:40pm ............................................QI

10:10pm ......Boardwalk Empire

1:30am ........The Frontier House

8:00pm ..........Emergency Bikers

8:20pm .......... I’m Alan Partridge

11:20pm ............................Big Love

2:25am .................... The Battle of Hood and Bismarck

9:00pm ........................................NCIS

7:30pm ......................Live Victory Shield Football

9:00pm ......Men Behaving Badly

12:25am ................The Sopranos

8:00pm ......................New You’ve Been Framed!

9:30pm ......FIFA Futbol Mundial

10:20pm ........................Red Dwarf

1:35am ................................Big Love

8:30pm ........Harry Hill’s TV Burp

10:00pm You’re on Sky Sports!

11:00pm ..........................Mock the Week Again

2:40am ............................................24

9:00pm ..........................OMG! With Peaches Geldof

12:05pm ..................................Kipps 2:05pm ................Cookery School 3:10pm ........................Countdown 3:55pm ................ Deal or No Deal 5:00pm ........Come Dine with Me 5:30pm ..........................Coach Trip 6:00pm.................... The Simpsons 6:30pm ............................ Hollyoaks 7:00pm .............. Channel 4 News 7:55pm ......................4thought.tv 8:00pm ......................Supersize vs Superskinny Kids 9:00pm ..Jamie’s Dream School

7:30am .......... Thomas & Friends 7:45am ....Make Way for Noddy 8:00am ........................Fifi and the Flowertots 8:10am ................................Mio Mao

10:00pm ......The Model Agency

12:45am ......................4Play: Emin

3:55am ..........................Belle Starr 5:25am ........................Countdown

2:25am ..................American Dad! 2:50am ..................American Dad!

9:00am ................Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom 9:15am ............The Wright Stuff

3:05pm ..........The Family Recipe

11:05pm ............Lily Allen: From Riches to Rags

2:05am ..................American Dad!

3:15pm ................................Flood: a River’s Rampage

10:00pm .................. Law & Order: Criminal Intent 10:55pm ..................Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

18 March 2011 -24 March 2011

11:30pm ......Trans World Sport

11:40pm ..Men Behaving Badly

3:55am ....................The Sopranos

7:00pm ..................................All Star Family Fortunes 7:45pm ....................Ed Westwick: The Hot Desk

10:00pm The Only Way Is Essex

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JOE ‘IN MY OPINION’ FERGUSON Weekly Update

T H U R S D A Y 6:00am ............................Breakfast

6:00am ....................Children’s TV

6:00am ............................Daybreak

9:15am ........................Heir Hunters

7:00am ....Barney’s Barrier Reef

8:30am ................................Lorraine

10:00am ....BBC News; Weather

7:25am ........................Newsround

Oh, do shut up!

10:00am ................Homes Under the Hammer

7:30am ....................Muddle Earth

9:25am ........................The Jeremy Kyle Show

7:45am ................................Eliot Kid

10:30am ..................This Morning

11:00am ..............................Britain’s Empty Homes

8:00am ....................The Sparticle Mystery

12:30pm ................Loose Women

FIRST of all, my thoughts and prayers are with all in Japan after the earthquake and tsunami, which has caused death and destruction in a way we have never seen before.

11:30am ....BBC News; Weather

8:30am ............................LazyTown

1:30pm ..............................ITV News and Weather

11:30am ............Cash in the Attic 12:15pm ..................Bargain Hunt

8:55am ..........................Octonauts: Creature Reports

1:55pm ....................London News and Weather

1:00pm ......BBC News; Weather

8:55am ....................Numberjacks

2:00pm ....60 Minute Makeover

1:30pm ..................Regional News and Weather

9:10am ................................Dip Dap

1:45pm ................................Doctors

9:25am ..................Big Barn Farm

2:15pm ............................Escape to the Country

9:40am ......Little Human Planet

3:00pm ....BBC News; Weather; Regional News

9:55am ............................3rd & Bird

Email: joe.ferguson@canarianweekly.com

That goes without saying, but I have heard the most ridiculous stories in the last week over this horrible story. I make no apologies when I say the people who actually believe these and start this rubbish seriously need medical help. Let’s start with the world ending! Any of you who have been on the social networks Facebook, Twitter etc - must have been sent the same links regarding the outrageous claims that this has all been written in the stars. Apparently, we are all doomed in 2012. The first to predict 2012 as the end of the world were the Mayans, a blood-thirsty race who were good at two things: building astrological equipment out of stone! That’s right, these ancient people with no scientific experience could make “stuff” to tell the future with stone. No electrics! Just stone! Oh, and the second thing they were brilliant at? Sacrificing virgins! And, of course, the movie from last year, also called 2012, has people running for the hills. Okay, I will go with you on this one as some of the scenes in the movie are indeed like the events of last week. But that’s simply using weather patterns, exaggerating them and all on a computer, to be included in a movie. So if you actually do believe this movie got it correct, then you must be the same people who go into the woods with a picnic basket, waiting for Yogi Bear to swoop down from a tree, steal your lunch and say, “I’m more than the average bear” to you as he runs off into the distance. Then the old chestnut of a “name” is brought into play: Nostradamus. You remember this guy who, all those centuries ago, wrote down the exact details of Hitler and the Second World War, and the President Kennedy assassination? I have news for you all. He

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3:05pm ............................Deadly 60 3:35pm..........Deadly 60 Bite Size 3:40pm ..........Diddy Dick & Dom 3:40pm ..........................Deadly Art 4:00pm ......................Prank Patrol 4:30pm ......Richard Hammond’s Blast Lab: The Experiments 4:30pm .............. Animals at Work 5:00pm ........................Newsround 5:15pm ......................Weakest Link

9:10am ........The Koala Brothers

9:45am ......................Timmy Time 10:05am ........Postman Pat: SDS 10:20am ..................Chuggington: Badge Quest 10:20am ....................64 Zoo Lane 10:40am ..........................Waybuloo 11:00am .... In the Night Garden 11:30am ............................See Hear 12:00pm .................... Daily Politics 12:30pm ..........................GMT with George Alagiah 1:00pm ............Diagnosis Murder 1:45pm ....To Buy or Not to Buy

6:00pm ..............................Weather 6:00pm ............................BBC News 6:30pm .............................. Weather 6:30pm ..........BBC London News 7:00pm ..................The One Show

didn’t do any of it. You look into this idiot’s ramblings and it says nothing of the sort. Socalled “prophets” simply came up with some mumbo-jumbo and changed the letters around to make whatever they wanted. And the thing is that even to this day, a lot of people actually believe it! A favourite subject of prophets has always been the end of mankind, and/or the demise of our planet, and/or the collapse of the entire universe. Part of the technique, for some, is to place the date far enough ahead so that, when The End fails to arrive, they are not around to be proved wrong. All you have to do is Google “When the world ends” and you can see the thousands of dates when we were all supposed to perish. I can tell you now the world is NOT going to end any time soon! But with the Japanese quake and tsunami just a week ago, the Tenerife Drums come into effect as brilliantly as always. For those not familiar with “Tenerife Drums”, this is the system used by residents on the Island to spread gossip faster than anything on the internet. I have lost count now the

number of those who choose to tell anyone who listens that the weather we are getting is “the tail end” of the Japanese tsunami! Excuse me? How in anything that’s holy can you get this geographical rumour so wrong? It makes no sense at all. Have you looked at a globe or atlas to see that we are in no way affected by this horrible thing? I swear to you that I was in shop and I overheard one lady explaining to another that Tenerife is so cold at the moment because of the wave patterns coming from the Pacific, and that we are next in line after Hawaii! It just makes me want to stop these people from opening their mouths ever again. This Island has had a horrible winter, and it’s cold because of the weather pattern in the sky … NOTHING to do with waves. And we have had bad weather from October. So please take it from me. The world is a little weird, but we are not coming to the end. The only effect on us from Japan is the sadness we all share for those concerned. And if you seriously believe in the stupidity of all the 2012 business, then please stay away from virgins. Joe

2:30pm Restoration Roadshow

3:00pm ..............................The Alan Titchmarsh Show

3:00pm ..................................Flog It!

3:59pm ............London Weather

3:45pm ..........Helicopter Heroes

4:00pm ........Midsomer Murders

4:30pm ..............................Pointless

5:00pm ..........................The Chase

5:15pm ..............Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

7:30pm ..........................BBC News; Regional News 7:30pm ........................EastEnders 8:00pm ............ DIY SOS: The Big Build - Haydock 9:00pm ..........................My Big Fat Fake Wedding: Panorama

6:00pm ..............London Tonight 6:00pm ............................Eggheads 6:30pm ..................Royal Upstairs Downstairs 7:00pm ..............Windfarm Wars 8:00pm ........................A Farmer’s Life for Me

10:00pm ........................BBC News

9:00pm ........The British at Work

10:25pm ..............Regional News and Weather

10:00pm ......The Grumpy Guide to Work

10:35pm ..............................Budget Response

10:30pm ..........................Weather

10:40pm ..............Question Time

11:20pm ........Budget Response

11:40pm Holiday Weatherview

11:25pm ......................ICC Cricket World Cup Highlights

11:40pm ........................This Week

6:00pm ..............................Weather

10:30pm ......................Newsnight

6:30pm ..........Budget Response 6:30pm ITV News and Weather 7:00pm ........................Emmerdale 7:30pm ..................Too Old to Be a Mum?: Tonight 8:00pm ........................Emmerdale 8:30pm ..........Coronation Street 9:00pm ................................Monroe 10:00pm......................ITV News at Ten and Weather 10:30pm ................London News and Weather 10:35pm ..............................Gone in Sixty Seconds

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Thursday 24 March 6:10am ........The Treacle People

6:00am ..........Thomas & Friends

6:20am .......................... The Hoobs

6:10am ....Roary the Racing Car

6:45am ..........................The Hoobs

6:20am ..............The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky

7:10am ............Freshly Squeezed 7:40am ............Everybody Loves Raymond 8:05am ..................................Frasier 8:35am ..................................Friends 9:10am ..............Supernanny USA 10:00am ........Brothers & Sisters 10:55am ..The Restoration Man 12:00pm ........................Channel 4 News Summary 12:05pm ..............Good Morning, Miss Dove 2:05pm ................Cookery School 3:10pm ........................Countdown 3:55pm ................Deal or No Deal 5:00pm ........Come Dine with Me 5:30pm ..........................Coach Trip 6:00pm ..................The Simpsons

6:00am ..................Good Morning Sports Fans

6:00am ................................Brainiac: Science Abuse

6:00am ........Nothing to Declare

7:00pm ..............................Top Gear

6:30am ........Nothing to Declare

7:00am ..................Good Morning Sports Fans

7:00am ..............................Lion Man

7:00am ............................The Jerry Springer Show

8:00pm ................Junior Doctors: Your Life in Their Hands

8:00am ........................Total Rugby

9:00am ......Dream Lives for Sale

6:35am ..............Bert and Ernie’s Great Adventures 6:40am ......................Rupert Bear

7:30am ............................The Jerry Springer Show

9:00pm ....................Working Girls

10:00am ..........................Lie to Me 11:00am ........................Dog Squad

8:00am ....................................Maury

11:30am ........................ Dog Squad

9:00am ................America’s Next Top Model

10:30pm ..........Russell Howard’s Good News

12:00pm ............................ Oops TV

6:50am ............................Peppa Pig 6:55am ..................Little Princess 7:05am ..............Bert and Ernie’s Great Adventures 7:15am ............The Mr Men Show

12:30pm ............................Oops TV

10:00am ................Celebrity Four Weddings

1:00pm ................Body Language Secrets

11:00am ................................Maury

2:00pm ..................Stargate SG-1

12:00pm ..........CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

4:00pm ..............................Oops TV

7:30am ..Milkshake! Show Songs 7:30am ..........Thomas & Friends

8:00am ..........................Top Design

7:45am ....Make Way for Noddy

8:30am ................Live ICC Cricket World Cup

8:00am Fifi and the Flowertots

5:30pm ........Football’s Greatest

4:30pm ............................Futurama

1:00pm ............CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

5:00pm ..................The Simpsons

3:00pm ..................Criminal Minds

5:30pm ............................Futurama

4:00pm ..............................Charmed

6:00pm ..............................Oops TV

10:00pm ......................EastEnders

8:20am ............................Peppa Pig

6:00pm ..............................Ringside

6:30pm.................... The Simpsons

6:00pm ................America’s Next Top Model

8:25am ................................Mio Mao

7:00pm ......................Live Premier League Darts

8:00pm ....................Hawaii Five-0

7:00pm ............Ghost Whisperer

9:00pm ......Thorne: Sleepyhead

8:00pm Addams Family Values

10:30pm ............................Ringside

10:00pm ................................House

10:00pm ..................................Katie

11:30pm ............The Rugby Club

11:00pm ........NCIS: Los Angeles

11:00pm ..............Criminal Minds

11:05am ..........Cowboy Builders

6:00am ............Aerobics Oz Style

6:00am ........................Emmerdale

6:30am ..........Kings of the Snow

7:10am ........................Whose Line Is It Anyway?

6:00am .......................... The X Files

12:00pm ........Meals in Moments

7:00am ..........Star Trek: Voyager

6:25am ..........................Nanny 911

12:10pm ......5 News Lunchtime

7:00am ............WWE: Experience

8:00am ............................Fifth Gear

8:00am...... Star Trek: Enterprise

7:15am ....................Loose Women

12:20pm ................................House

8:00am ........................Boots ‘n’ All

8:30am ..........The Gadget Show

9:00am ............................................ ER

8:10am ........................Judge Judy

1:15pm ..............Home and Away

9:00am ..................................Squash

10:00am............ thirtysomething 11:00am ........................The X Files

9:25am ....The Real Housewives of Orange County

1:45pm ........................Neighbours

10:00am ......Inside the PGA Tour

9:00am ..............................Top Gear Winter Olympics Special

10:30am ..........................European Tour Weekly

12:00pm ......Star Trek: Voyager

10:30am ......................Judge Judy

2:15pm ..........The Vanessa Show

1:00pm ....Star Trek: Enterprise

12:00pm ......................Emmerdale

2:00pm ............................................ER

12:30pm ........................Nanny 911

3:00pm ..............thirtysomething

1:30pm ......................The Jeremy Kyle Show

8:15am ............................Peppa Pig

8:30am ....Roary the Racing Car 8:40am ................Hana’s Helpline 8:50am ....................The WotWots

11:00pm ......................Family Guy 11:20pm ......................Family Guy 11:45pm ..................Working Girls

9:00am ................Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom 9:15am ............The Wright Stuff

3:05pm ......................Rough Guide to Adventures 3:25pm ....................................Claire 5:00pm ..............................Weather 5:00pm ........................5 News at 5 5:30pm ........................Neighbours

11:00am ................Live European Tour Golf

10:00am ....................Trawlermen 10:30am ....................Trawlermen 11:00am ..................Dragons’ Den

1:00pm ........Football’s Greatest

12:00pm ..........................Top Gear Bolivia Special

1:30pm ......FIFA Futbol Mundial

1:40pm............................ Fifth Gear

2:00pm ........................Boots ‘n’ All

2:10pm ..........The Gadget Show

3:00pm ........................Total Rugby

2:40pm ......................Trawlermen 3:20pm ......................Trawlermen

6:30pm ............................Hollyoaks

6:00pm ..............Home and Away

7:00pm ..............Channel 4 News

6:25pm ..................................OK! TV

3:30pm ..................Live European Tour Golf

7:55pm ......................4thought.tv

7:00pm ........................5 News at 7

5:30pm ..............................Racemax

6:00pm ....................Dragons’ Den

8:00pm ......................Supersize vs Superskinny Kids

7:30pm ................5 News Update

6:30pm Premier League World

7:00pm ......................Trawlermen

7:30pm ......How Do They Do It?

7:00pm ..............The Rugby Club

8:00pm ..........................Hardliners

9:00pm ....Love Thy Neighbour

8:00pm ........................5 News at 9

10:00pm ..............10 O’Clock Live

8:00pm ......................The Blasters

8:00pm ..........................ICC Cricket World Cup

11:05pm The Big Bang Theory

9:00pm ..........High Plains Drifter

10:00pm ........Time of Our Lives

9:00pm ..........................Al Murray: A Glass of White Wine for the Lady

11:35pm ........................The Ricky Gervais Show

11:15pm ......................CCTV Cities

11:00pm ......................WWE: Late Night - Raw

10:25pm ....Al Murray: Giving It Both Barrels

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4:00pm ..............................Top Gear

4:00pm ..........................The X Files 5:00pm ..........Star Trek: Voyager

3:40pm ....The Real Housewives of Orange County 4:40pm ..................Loose Women

6:00pm ............................................ER

5:40pm ........................Judge Judy

7:00pm ............................Inside the Actors Studio 8:00pm ............................................ ER 9:00pm ..................Six Feet Under 10:15pm ......................Entourage 10:50pm ..................How to Make It in America 11:35pm ............................Recount

6:10pm ............The Movie Show on ITV2 6:45pm ............Ant & Dec’s Push the Button 8:00pm ....................American Idol 10:00pm ..............Celebrity Juice 10:45pm ..........Mickey Blue Eyes

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Keeping it right on straight and narrow!

WHAT sort of window dressings you have in your home will really set the scene for your whole property. If you are making your house simple and modern, you will want them to be in keeping with that style. Curtains are still the most common choice, but with a

simpler type of heading, where the pole passes through eyelets in the material. These use less material because there is no gather, and the curtains hang in waves. However, a close second to curtains nowadays are vertical blinds. They are an excellent option for Tenerife because they are so versatile. The vertical slats can be pulled back to one side to

leave the window completely uncovered, and occupy little space. They can be closed across the window, and then the slats can be angled to control the entry of light and restrict the view. This is particularly useful over here, where direct sunlight or glare can be diverted without making the room dark. These slats can solve the problem of sun glare on the

TV screen at certain times of day, or if you get direct sunlight into your room. Also, in a room overlooked by neighbours, for example, the slats can be angled to give you light but with privacy. The slats can be obtained in sunblock to make the room completely dark when they are closed, in a lighter-textured material which allows some passage of light, or in rigid plastic.

In the photos, we have used rigid verticals, not at a window, but to create a room separation - in this case to close off a kitchen (marvellous if you want to hide those dirty dishes, or just don’t want to look at the number of empty wine bottles). The same system can be used to separate areas in a studio apartment between sleeping or lounge areas, or to partition off a lounge area

with a sofa bed, from the kitchen. Some people feel that verticals are a bit cold and reminiscent of an office, but this need not be true. The slats can be obtained in a huge variety of colours and textures, and in any case, it is perfectly possible to dress them with a nice pole and a light voile in a toning colour. All items mentioned are available at Deco Nuevo, next to Ofipapel in Los Cristianos.

There’s always a substitute for cleaning materials HERE’S a few hints on how to get round the problem of cleaning items at home without the prescribed materials. Low on silver polish? Use plain, non-gel tooth-

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paste (without additives like whiteners), because it can get rid of the light tarnish on silver pieces without damaging the surface. Moisten the silver and

apply a bit of toothpaste to your finger. Rub gently and rinse, then buff with a soft cloth. No Dishwashing Liquid? A teaspoonful of liquid

laundry detergent in a basin of hot water will cut grease on dirty dishes equally well, (though you may want to wear gloves, as detergent can dry your hands). To tackle cooked-on gunk, fill the offending saucepan or dish with hot water and a tablespoon of fabric softener and soak before sudsing in your detergent bath, as described. Rinse all items to remove any residue or fragrance. Need carpet-stain remover? Simply use a baby wipe or pre-moistened facial-cleansing wipe. Soak up the spill with a paper towel or clean cloth, before taking a baby wipe or a wet towelette (like Olay Daily Facial Express) from your bathroom. Blot the carpet, turning the wipe as it absorbs the stain, until clean. Sponge the area with

a damp cloth to rinse, and let dry. Even red-wine and chocolate spills have been known to disappear without damaging the carpet pile. Out of fine-fabric detergent? Wash with shampoo. It will be as gentle on your delicates as it is on your hair. Pre-treat any stains by gently rubbing in a drop of the shampoo. Then add a peasize dollop to a sink filled with cold water. Wash, rinse, and lay flat to dry, as usual. No stain pre-treater? Try hydrogen peroxide (3%). This medicine-cabinet staple has similar stain-fighting powers to that of a colour-safe bleach. And it can be applied directly to most fabrics, including washable silk and wool (but spot-test in a hidden place first). Dab the stain, then launder right

away in the warmest temperature permitted by the item’s care label. You mustn’t use … Ordinary soap (the kind you keep by the sink) instead of automatic dishwasher detergent or you’ll have a foamy mess on the floor. The machine requires a low-sudsing formula. Clothing stain-remover for carpet or upholstery cleaner. These products are too soapy for carpets or furniture and are best only for machine laundering. An all-purpose spray for cleaning glass. The containers are the same, but not the formulas, and the all-purpose varieties will leave soapy streaks on glass. Stainless-steel cleaner for silver polish. This tough metal cleaner can scratch and mar fine pieces.

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

La Laguna is greenest THE MUNICIPALITY of La Laguna, with some 300,000sqm of gardens and green space is one of the areas with the most public gardens throughout the entire Canary Islands. “We have twice the amount of green space as we have populated areas,” said La Laguna Mayor Fernando Clavijo. From the biggest parks, at over 20,000sqm, like the de La Vega and the Torres de Taco, to the smallest spaces in the plazas, local neighbourhoods and gardens, La Laguna is positively leafy. And now the Mayor is considering two more large parks, both planned at over 20,000sqm. If plans are approved the parks will be

located at La Higuerita and Geneto. All of these features are celebrated in a booklet just published and edited by the town hall locally, featuring 30 years of urban improvements and the introduction of green space in La Laguna.

Parque García Sanabria THE ISLAND of Tenerife is somewhat lacking in parks and gardens to visit, unlike the UK. However, nestled in the centre of the island’s capital Santa Cruz just off the Rambla del General Franco is Parque García Sanabria. The park is always open and entrance is free, it covers an area of 67,230 square metres. It was started back in 1926 when the project was approved by Mayor Santiago García Sanabria. There are several valuable sculptures in the park, some from the I Exhibition of Street Sculptures, by artists like Pablo Serrano and José Guinovart. It also contains busts of famous people of the city, and many plants and trees that are catalogued like a

Botanical Gardens. There is a monument to García Sanabria (1938) in the centre of the park, the work of expressionist sculptor Francisco Borges Salas, and designed by architect Marrero Regalado, “La Fecundidad” is next to the monument. La Rosaleda makes an interesting walk, as does Los Bambúes and the Las Casuarinas paths near the floral clock. The park’s floral clock was manufactured in Switzerland by the house Favag and was a gift from the Consul of Denmark to the island of Tenerife in 1958. Parque Garcis Sanabria is an ideal place to visit to get inspiration for your own garden or patio, or a place to have a coffee and watch the world go by.

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The book is, on the one hand an inventory of the parks and at the same time a trip through the spending made by the local authorities over the past three decades. The last 15 years, explains Councilor for Municipal Services Plácido Mejías, has

seen the most growth in parks in La Laguna, with more being created every year. The booklet sets out the evolution of each space, the date it was made and details the characteristics of each one of the plazas, parks and gardens. “We want this booklet to help citizens to better know the space around them,” said Mayor Clavijo, who also expressed his pride in the beauty of the Municipality and the ongoing work to keep the parks and gardens in the best condition. He calls La Laguna an example of how cities can be. “The difference in the parks here in La Laguna is that they are designed for the whole family, for sport, for the little ones to the oldest, they offer something for everyone. We were thinking about how they would be used when they were designed and you can see that it worked,” the Mayor proudly proclaimed.

Weather causes damage to crops THE RECENT bad weather has done farmers no favours here in Tenerife as the heavy rains, slush and snow that fell recently have significantly damaged a number of crops. In fact, according to experts, the harsh winters of the past two years, combining precipitation, low temperatures and winds, have damaged a number of crops, effecting potatoes in particular. In the higher regions where much of the farming takes place, the terraces in the north of the island especially were covered in a blanket of white. Worst affected is the summer potato crops, which

Gardener’s World hits 2.5m viewers ACCORDING to publication Horticulture Week the new series of BBC Two’s Gardeners’ World, averaged 2.5m viewers last Friday night. This is an increase of 700,000 viewers, due perhaps to the return of presenter Monty Don. Alison Kirkham, the commissioning editor for the show and all factual formats and features on BBC Two said: “It’s a crucial time in the garden right now as winter comes to a close so it’s fantastic news that the first episode has been so well received by BBC Two viewers. The mix of authentic advice from Monty’s own garden with the roving reports from the rest of the team will really help home gardeners to

get the most out of the new series as the seasons change.” This week’s episode, 18th March 8:30pm on BBC Two, will see Monty giving advice on jobs to be done in viewers’ gardens over the weekend at this time of year. He will also be planting summer bulbs for colour and scent, passing on his secrets for success by using a variety of different planting techniques. Carol Klein is visiting Glendurgan Garden in Cornwall, joining in with replanting a border and taking advice on the care and planting of ferns. And Rachel De Thame will help with the maintenance of a cottage garden once tended by Enid Blyton. So if you’re looking for your own ideas to fill a pot on your terrace, or dream that you had a garden like Monty Don, it’s definitely one to watch.

What not to plant Have you ever wondered why you plant seedlings and healthy plants and they quite literally curl up and die? Or you put something together in a pot or tub to save on space and they just don’t grow? Well plants are like

people some just don’t get on! Have you ever planted your tomatoes next to potatoes and they’ve been ravaged by insects? That is because they belong to the same family. Plant NOT next to:

Onions, beetroot, kohlrabi, sunflower

Runner or broad beans

Dill, strawberries, runner beans and tomatoes

Cabbages

Cucumber

Herbs, potatoes

Onion, potatoes, gladioli

Peas

dill

celery

are traditionally harvested towards the end of spring and early summer and are currently showing above ground and approximately mid-way through their growth cycle. As well, various fruit trees have been damaged by the negative impact of the ice on their leaves, the prolonged cold spell and the subsequent long-lasting snow. Asaga and COAG-Canarias, both associations that represent professional farmers, stated that the bad weather has had serious consequences particularly in the north but also in most areas above 900 metres in altitude.

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ADRIENN from Robot, answers your beauty questions

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

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Hammering home 20 ways to the nails formula be healthier THERE are many ways in which you can improve your health, and just a few small changes can give big results.

THIS week, I would like to talk about dos and don’ts you should consider when visiting your nail technician. The first and the most important thing is to ENJOY the treatment you are having. Try to relax and forget your problems, or the things you have to do because you need a bit of YOU-TIME! Forget your phone, unless you are having your feet done, of course, as you do not have to worry about this one. In case you are waiting for an important call, put your phone on the table (so you won’t have to go into your bag) and let your technician know, so she will be prepared whenever your phone rings. It can affect the quality of the treatment, especially

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with nail extensions - when you should not touch your nails or let them touch anything else (your bag, hair, face etc) because you may ruin her work (French tips, nail polish etc). If you do touch by accident, even, she will have to correct or redo the whole thing, which means more time for both of you. While on the phone, you can still use the speakers or a headset. Do NOT eat while having a hand treatment. A manicure is short enough and, if you are having nail extensions, try to eat beforehand. The reason is that the materials we are working with will adhere properly only if the surface of the nails is completely clean and dehydrated. As our skin is full of natural

oils and grease, letting these come in contact with the nails may give the treatment an unpleasant result, which will not be the fault of your nail technician. Last but not least: TALK! In case something is not to your liking let her know! During a treatment, we ask several times to see if you are pleased, simply to make sure you are satisfied at the end. So please do not hesitate to tell us what you think. I know Carl stresses this point in his regular column from time to time, and we feel the same. We want you to be happy, and certainly do not want to lose you as a client! In case you happen to have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact or visit me at Robot for a free consultation.

But there always seems to be conflicting advice concerning what is good for us, and what are the right ways to go about it. Carrying out a combination of my suggested activities will boost your health and improve your lifestyle and well-being so try them out! 1. Reduce your fat intake The effects of fat on our arteries and general health are pretty well known, so you should try to reduce your fat intake by changing your cooking methods. Try grilling, baking, steaming or poaching, rather than frying. 2. Improve your sleep If you’re having trouble sleeping, try cutting out alcohol or caffeine and other such stimulants, because this can help you nod off and get a good night’s sleep. Also, adding a few drops of lavender oil on to your pillow at night has been shown to have relaxing effects. 3. Cut down your salt intake To reduce the impact of salt on your blood pressure, cut down on your salt intake. I suggest using herbs and spices to season your food, rather than always adding salt. 4. Be good to your bones A diet high in calcium and vitamin D will lead to strong bones and healthy nerves and muscles. Good sources of calcium and vitamin D include egg yolk, broccoli, oily fish and direct sunlight. 5. Eat a high-fibre diet Fibre aids the digestive system by helping to speed up the passage of waste material through the body, thus ensuring that cancer-causing substances do not stay long enough in the bowels to have any damaging effect. 6. Have a good laugh Laughing can to boost the blood flow by more than 20%, and researchers say it may reduce the risk of developing

heart disease. Laughter can also help to fight infections, relieve hay fever, ease pain and control diabetes. 7. Fruits for immunity and blood pressure Fruits such as oranges, lemons, and grapefruit are a great source of vitamin C, which helps boost the immune system. Also, citrus fruits and bananas are a good source of potassium, which can help regulate blood pressure. 8. Eat more garlic Garlic is a powerful cleanser of the body. Regular consumption of garlic (either in natural form or odourless capsules) promotes a healthy heart and good circulation by lowering blood pressure and cholesterol - and it also helps to fight infection and boost the body’s immunity. 9. Drink more water The general recommendation is that we should drink around 1½ litres of water a day. Taking in this quantity will greatly enhance your digestion‚ nutrient absorption‚ skin hydration and detoxification. 10. Drink more tea Both black and green is believed to contribute positively to your health. Tea contains antioxidants which can inhibit the growth of cancer cells, support dental health, increase bone density and strengthen cardiovascular health. 11. Keep your brain active Doing a mentally-challenging activity, such as reading a book or completing a crossword or Sudoku puzzle, will help keep your brain functioning at a high level. People who do fewer mentally-challenging activities generally show more brain degeneration earlier on in life. 12. Eat more wholegrain foods Eating wholegrain foods such as bread, cereals and rice can reduce your cholesterol levels and greatly reduce your risk of getting heart disease. Make sure you take a look at the packaging on foods labelled “wholegrain” - especially cereals - to see which of them are actually the best sources of wholegrain.

13. Improve your posture Good posture is said to help the flow of energy in the body, so standing tall or sitting up straight should help improve your energy levels. Slouching is a definite no-no! 14. Exercise in water This form of exercise is a great way of getting a good workout without stressing the body too much. The water offers resistance, and so can help you to build your muscles and stamina. 15. Eat oily fish Eating more so-called “oily” fish, such as herring, kippers, mackerel, salmon, sardines and tuna, will provide you with large amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. These can reduce the levels of cholesterol in the blood, and so reduce the risk of a stroke. 16. Build stronger bones Weight-bearing activities such as running or dancing are great for increasing your bone health. Do plenty of dumbbell exercise because it tones as well as burns calories. 17. Always eat breakfast Your body needs good-quality fuel to wake up your metabolism, so always eat a hearty breakfast because you will, subsequently, burn more calories throughout the day. 18. Dance your way to fitness If you’re put off by obvious forms of exercise such as sports, then get your exercise on the dance floor instead. Dancing will tone and strengthens your whole body, and can increase your flexibility and improve your co-ordination and rhythm. 19. Avoid yo-yo dieting The majority of crash-dieters regain the weight they have shed, and then maintain a continuous cycle of weight loss and gain. The answer is to avoid crash diets and develop sustainable diet habits. 20. Think positively Having an optimistic outlook on life can actually help you live longer. Thinking positively lessens your chances of worrying and, therefore, reduces stress. This will certainly cut down the odds on you getting physical and mental illness.

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

Poorer people facing more threat of dying from heart conditions PEOPLE who live in deprived areas are still far more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than others. An online tool, showing the variation in death rates and risk factors for heart disease and strokes, reveals that those who live in poorer parts of England are 2½ times more likely to die of these ailments than those from the leastdeprived areas. The UK Government’s Department of Health hopes the comparative system will drive up standards and improve resources for the deprived. It has been developed so that local health services can assess the impact of cardiovascular diseases on their local populations, according to the department. The figures show the quality and availability of services, and where a stronger focus on prevention could improve a patient’s chances. Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and strokes, is the main cause of death in the UK, contributing to about one-third of all fatali-

ties. Figures from the tool show mortality rates for cardiovascular disease in England have decreased, but this varies from more than 55% in Sunderland, mid-Essex and Hartlepool, to around 40% in parts of London and the east of England. Obesity levels also change greatly between areas. Estimates of adult obesity vary from around 15% of the population in parts of London to some 30% in areas such as Stockton-on-Tees and Hartlepool. Professor Roger Boyle, National Clinical Director for Heart Disease and Stroke, said: “These profiles offer a snapshot of where we need to focus efforts to improve these services. “They are a sobering reminder of the public health challenges around poor diet and obesity. “But different parts of the country can learn from each other, too, which is part of the importance of making this data available publicly.”

Low wages and feeling low - thats the price you pay for a rotten job MANY of you will know the feeling only too well: you’ve got a rotten job, or it’s badly paid with little security, and you simply don’t know which way to turn. New research suggests that these scenarios can impact on people’s well-being just as much as unemployment. In fact, the jobless can feel better-off mentally than those who are in poor jobs of low “psycho-social quality”. Researchers, who analysed 7,000 people Down Under, said government policies tended to focus on job-seekers when they should also take into account the quality of a person’s job. Experts, led by a team at the Australian National University in Canberra featured in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine. They wrote: “This study shows that work of poor psychosocial quality (involvement

Lilly saves master’s life to be crowned Top Cat MEET Lilly, the cat who has become a real life-saver because she is able to detect when her owner is about to have an epileptic fit. Nathan Cooper came close to death during a particularly severe seizure, but Lilly stayed by the 19-year-old’s side, nudging and licking him until he starting breathing again. Nathan’s mum, Tracey, says Lilly can sense something is wrong when he is about to have a fit, and runs between her and her son, meowing to alert her. “Lilly has a very close bond with Nathan, but he didn’t believe it when I told him what she was doing,” said Tracey, 38. “After one fit, he stopped breathing and Lilly started licking his mouth. Somehow, it kick-started his breathing. When he came round, from when she licked him into breathing, and Lilly was right there, he just couldn’t believe it.

“He said to me: ‘“I never knew a cat could do this’.” The family, from Bournemouth, Dorset, have no idea how she picked up the skill, but they have been told by hospital staff that animals are sometimes able to detect

impending epileptic fits. Mrs Cooper said Lilly could normally detect an oncoming seizure up to five minutes before it happened. Mrs Cooper, a full-time carer for her son and her disabled husband, 44-year-old Simon,

has entered Lilly for Drontal’s My Pet Superstar competition. Lilly licked more than 6,000 other pets in the UK to be crowned Top Cat, and who could possibly say she didn’t deserve the accolade?

with their working environment), characterised by low job-control, high job-demands, job insecurity and the perception of unfair pay, does not bestow the same mental health benefits as employment in jobs with high, psychosocial quality. “In fact, we found that moving from unemployment to a job with poor psycho-social quality was associated with a significant decline in mental health, relative to remaining unemployed. “This suggests that psychosocial job quality is a pivotal factor that needs to be considered in the design and delivery of employment and welfare policy.” Studies have long found that people in work enjoy better mental health than those who are unemployed. But fewer studies have examined how people feel about their jobs when they are in employment.

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Oliver to open a new London Food Centre JAMIE OLIVER is expanding his Ministry Of Food project by opening his first centre in London - near the Olympic Games site. The chef, who features in the Channel 4 series Jamie’s Dream School as he tries to turn around the lives of disaffected youths, already has four centres in the north of England. They provide cookery classes for people, to encourage them to eat more healthily by preparing their own food.

The Stratford Ministry of Food will open in May as a mobile centre in the Olympic borough of Newham, in east London, after two years of planning. It will take lessons to schools, community centres and businesses across the area, and a permanent base is planned. His Ministries have already opened in Rotherham, Bradford and Leeds, while the North East has a mobile centre. “This is a day that I've dreamed about - the first Ministry of Food Centre in London,” said Jamie. “Knowing

how to cook nutritious and delicious food, using fresh ingredients, is an essential life-skill. “But because it hasn’t been taught in schools for many years, we’ve got a couple of generations of people who don’t have the knowledge. “Ministry of Food Centres offer that knowledge and, because they’re staffed by local people, it’s like being taught to cook by your mates or your neighbours.” Rosie Boycott, chair of London Food, said: “This area of east London has high levels of obesity and illness, linked to poor diets. “I hope that this scheme, along with the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, will inspire local people to adopt a healthier lifestyle.”

£3m TV campaign to plug turkeys BERNARD Matthews Farms is launching a £3m TV campaign, starring celebrity chef Marco Pierre White, to promote sales of turkeys in the UK. The ad is set in the Yorke Arms Restaurant and will run for four weeks from March. The Marco Meets advert sees White enjoying a meal with former Eastenders star Martin Kemp and explaining how to cook turkey so that it can be enjoyed all year round and not just at Christmas, as Kemp believes. The ad is part of a £10m campaign by Bernard Matthews which aims to help double turkey consumption by 2020. “When Marco came to us, we jumped at the opportunity to work with such a wellrespected chef, who is passionate about turkey,” said marketing controller Raj Sahota. “The partnership has gone from strength to strength, so who better to show Martin Kemp and the public how turkey is so versatile, delicious and easy to cook? “By getting the public to reappraise turkey, we can grow the market as a whole and, as the largest turkey farmer in the UK, Bernard Matthews Farms will be poised to meet this demand.” He added: “We love the ads and think they highlight just how passionate Marco is about turkey. They will show consumers why they should put turkey at the top of their shopping list.”

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head on? You can’t, is the answer. Do some honest sums this week and use the weekend to make those calls. Taking the first step is hard, but there is a solution out there for you. By the way, it’s worth compromising in love this week. LEO (July 24thAugust 23rd) You’ve been letting your standards slip and it’s time you raised your game. How can you expect others to treat you well when you don’t even believe they should? Many of those sharing your sign will be ending relationships this week, and others will be taking things to the next level. Which category do you fall into? VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd) Stop playing games and tell it like it is. How can you find out if you’re compatible if you don’t let the real you shine through? Travel plans will be made this week which will give you reason to be excited about what your future holds and who you’ll spend it with. LIBRA (September 24th-October 23rd) You’ve had too much pressure placed upon you recently but you’ve passed every test with flying colours. You’re so much stronger than you used to be, but you’re also very tired. Don’t give up yet, as this week can see you reach

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SAGITTARIUS (November 23rdDecember 21st) You think you’re not experienced enough to deal with a work issue which comes up. You’re wrong because your whole life is your qualification to deal with what is ahead of you. Having pride in all you do this week will pay back dividends. C A P R I C O R N (December 22ndJanuary 20th) You’re slowly but surely realising which friends really care for you and which ones are using you for what you can give them. Wear blue when confronting family about a recent drama, which has been played out. It can help you find the peace you’re seeking from such unions. Flirtation and shopping go hand in hand. AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th) You seem to have hit a brick wall in a personal matter, which you thought you were in control of this time last month. But just believe that you were - and you still are! This hiccup is just a test to see how strong you are. Proving it will be easier than you think if you keep a positive attitude.

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Tallinn... ‘Stories of the Seashore’ In 2011, Tallinn becomes one of the European Capitals of Culture, giving the city a chance to showcase the best of its creative spirit to the rest of the world. Under an EU initiative that started in 1985, Tallinn, along with Turku in Finland, will be the focus of the continent’s culture scene this year, with a huge number of intriguing events and exhibitions scheduled. The theme the city has chosen for its Tallinn 2011 programme is ‘Stories of the Seashore’, highlighting the legends and inspiration that the sea has given to countless generations of Estonians. Something will be happening in Tallinn every day in 2011, since the capital of culture year will be bringing some of the world’s biggest names to Estonia. What is European Capital of Culture? The European Capital of Culture is a city designated by the European Union for a period of one calendar year during which it organises a series of cultural events with a strong European dimension. Preparing a European Capital of Culture can be an opportunity for the city to generate considerable cultural, social and economic benefits and it can help foster urban regeneration, change the city’s image and raise its visibility and profile on an international scale. In 1985, former actress Melina Mercouri, then Greece’s Minister of Culture, and her French counterpart Jack Lang came up with the idea of designating an annual Capital of Culture to bring Europeans closer together by highlighting the richness and diversity of European cultures and raising awareness of their common history and values. The Commission of the European Union manages the title and each year the Council of Ministers of the European Union formally designates European Capitals of Culture: more than 40 cities have been designated so far. An international panel of

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cultural experts is in charge of assessing the proposals of cities for the title according to criteria specified by the European Union. A 2004 study conducted by Robert Palmer for the European Commission demonstrated that the choice of European Capital of Culture served as a catalyst for the cultural development and the transformation of the city.[1] Consequently, the beneficial socio-economic development and impact for the chosen city are now also considered in determining the chosen cities. Tallinn is the capital and largest city of Estonia. Tallinn’s Old Town is in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Tallinn is ranked as a global city and has been listed among the top 10 digital cities in the world. Tallinn is a European Capital of Culture for 2011, along with Turku, Finland. Since independence, improving air and sea transport links with Western Europe and Estonia’s accession to the European Union have made Tallinn easily accessible to tourists. The main attractions are in the two old towns (Lower Town and Toompea) which are both easily explored on foot. Eastern districts around Pirita and Kadriorg are also worth visiting and the Estonian Open Air Museum (Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum) in Rocca al Mare, west of the city, preserves aspects of Estonian rural culture and architecture. Toompea – Upper Town This area was once a separate town, the major attractions are the walls and various

bastions of Castrum Danorum, the Russian Orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the Lutheran Cathedral (Toomkirik) and the old Estonian Royal Palace now the Parliament building. All-linn – Lower Town One of two remaining towers that were once part of a larger gate system built in the 14th century. This area is one of the best preserved old towns in Europe and the authorities are continuing its rehabilitation. Major sights include Raekoja plats (Town Hall square), the town walls and towers (notably “Fat Margaret” and “Kiek in de Kök”) and St Olaf church tower (124 m). Kadriorg This is 2 kilometres east of the centre and is served by buses and trams. Kadriorg Palace, the former palace of Peter the Great, built just after the Great Northern War, now houses (part of) the Art Museum of Estonia, presidential residence and the surrounding grounds include formal gardens and woodland. Restored 2001–2004 with a large donation from the Swedish Government Pirita This coastal district is a further 2 kilometres north-east of Kadriorg. The marina was built for the Moscow Olympics of 1980, and boats can be hired on the Pirita River. Two kilometres inland are the Botanic Gardens and the Tallinn television tower. Freedom Square In summer of 2009 the residents of Tallinn were given back a vital piece of their city’s heritage: Freedom Square (Vabaduse väljak).

From the last days of the Tsars and through Estonia’s first period of independence, this open area at the edge of Old Town had been a place of national symbolism and civic pride, as well as a favourite public gathering spot. Rotermann Quarter To see where Tallinn is heading in the 21st century, take a stroll through the Rotermann Quarter, a former factory complex that sits between Old Town and the Passenger Port. What was a collection of dilapidated buildings just a decade ago is now a bustling commercial and cultural centre, whose avant-garde architecture stands as a powerful symbol of just how far Tallinn has come in re-inventing itself in recent years. St. Catherine’s Passage Easily the most picturesque of Old Town’s lanes, St. Catherine’s is a narrow walkway that runs between Vene and Müürivahe streets, along the back of what used to be St. Catherine’s Church. What makes the passage particularly interesting is that it’s home to the St. Catherine’s Guild, a collection of craft workshops where artists use traditional methods to create and sell glassware, hats, quilts etc. St. Olav’s Church and Tower Once upon a time, from 1549 to 1625 to be exact, this 13th-century church was the tallest building in the world. But its gigantic, 159-metre spire, which was probably meant to act as a signpost for approaching ships, also turned out to be a very effective lightning rod. Throughout the church’s history its steeple has been hit repeatedly by lightning, com-

pletely burning down the structure three times. The Cathedral of Saint Mary the Virgin The gleaming, Medieval church that stands at the centre of Toompea hill is best known by locals as the ‘Toomkirik’ (Dome Church), and it’s the main Lutheran church in Estonia. Established sometime before 1233 and repeatedly rebuilt since, the church displays a mix of architectural styles. Its vaulted main body dates to the 14th century, while its baroque tower was an addition from the late 1770s. ... Toompea Castle Perched on a limestone cliff and towering over the rest of the city, Toompea Castle has always been the seat of power in Estonia. Ever since the German Knights of the Sword first built a stone fortress here in 1227-29, every foreign empire that ruled Estonia used the castle as its base. Today, appropriately, it’s home to Estonia’s Parliament. The castle has been revamped countless times through ... Town Hall Square Picturesque Town Hall Square has been the undisputed hub of Old Town for the last eight centuries. Surrounded by elaborate merchant houses and, in summer, packed with café tables, it’s a natural magnet for tourists. Historically it served as a market and meeting place, and was the site of at least one execution (resulting from a dispute over a bad omelette). Find the round stone marked with a compass A trip to Tallinn isn’t a trip to Tallinn if it doesn’t

include a thorough sampling of the local flavours. Luckily there’s a huge range of cuisines to choose from on the Tallinn restaurant scene, everything from the exotic, Medieval dishes to the cutting-edge creations. If you want to rub elbows with the locals, and also pick up a bargain or two, you should definitely visit one of the many outdoor markets in Tallinn. The Central Market is the city’s largest food market, though you can also find cheap clothes and other trinkets here. The newly-remodelled Nõmme Market is its suburban equivalent. Many new visitors don’t realise that Tallinn, with all its Medieval charm, is actually one of the most high-tech cities on the planet. It leads the world in free, public wireless Internet access, it’s the birthplace of Skype, and it’s home to the best developed e-government system anywhere. In fact, the tech-savvy locals are so used to services like electronic banking and mobile parking that they can’t imagine life without them. The arrival of budget airline flights and its buzzing nightlife scene have given Tallinn a bit of a reputation as a stag and hen party zone in recent years, but look beyond the drinks specials and you’ll find more to this mini-Prague, which is this year starring as a ‘European Capital of Culture’. Until 1991 the capital of Estonia was clamped under the confines of Soviet rule, but since it broke free in the ‘Singing Revolution’, when the local people showed their defiance in outbursts of communal singing, it has made up for lost time, switching seamlessly from communism to capitalism. Anyone arriving with anachronistic images of what an old Soviet Bloc city looks like will be impressed by its new skyline and also by the chocolate box medieval old core that is graced with lofty church spires, orange-tiled rooftops and narrow cobbled streets. Tallinn’s compact size is all part of the charm as its main attractions are within easy walking distance. More information www.tallinn2011.ee.

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Audi racing ahead again! MORE than 30 years ago, Audi unveiled an eye-catching fourwheel-drive coupé that literally blew away its rallying competition. Now the German firm are set to do it again with their new 155mph Audi RS3 Sportback, which probably ranks as the world’s cheapest supercar. In recent years, the company have enjoyed an everincreasing rise up the sales chart. In fact, you’d struggle to find anything even resembling a credit crunch with them. They enjoyed their best worldwide sales last year, with record production levels and European sales up by an amazing 18%. In the current, gloomy, economic climate, that’s a staggering achievement. Audi sell more cars in Europe than even established rivals such as BMW and Mercedes and, by comparison, the likes of Volvo, Jaguar and Lexus aren’t even in the same league. That sales domination underlines just how confident Audi are with the RS3 which, incidentally, is the first time the RS badge has been seen at this level, even if it cost almost £40,000. That’s a lot of dosh for what is, essentially, a hot hatch. But, like its Avant estate stablemates, the RS badge has become synonymous with performance and practicality in equal measure. The initial over-riding impression is just how fast this baby Audi is. With a 2.5litre, five-cylinder, turbocharged engine under the bonnet boasting 340bhp and Audi’s renowned four-wheeldrive system, there’s nothing else out there like the RS3. Cars such as the VW Golf R can offer similar levels of practicality with their fivedoor hatchback bodies, but not quite the same pace. And the likes of the

Porsche Cayman and BMW 1 Series M Coupé can match the performance but nowhere near the same level of usability. Not so long ago, a car that sped from 0-60mph in just 4.6secs and boasted a 155mph top speed would have been firmly in supercar territory. It would also have been a supercar strictly for weekends only, as well as being unreliable, uncomfortable and bearing a stratospheric price tag. That progress is underlined massively the first time you point the RS3’s nose down a twisty country lane and start to use it in anger. Your initial over-riding impression is just how fast it is. From a standing start, accelerating mid-range or when cruising at faster speeds, the huge amount of grunt from the five-cylinder engine is mind-blowing. But then, it IS the fastest car in the compact class. That’s not to say that this is only a boy-racer machine because it is happy in everyday traffic, with a reasonable 31mpg average fuel economy. Yes, the ride is rather firm but it’s certainly not unbearable, yet given the RS3’s pace and on-road experience, the interior’s a bit of a let-down against the 40 grand price tag! After all, it is still, essentially, a car you can get for under £17,000 in the form of the entry-level A3. So while the RS is festooned with red stitching around the cabin and figure-hugging bucket seats, it can’t match some of its more specialist rivals. But it’s comfortable, wellbuilt and there’s plenty of space for four adults. But, unlike the S3, Audi won’t produce the RS3 in threedoor form, so this five-door Sportback is your only choice. Audi stunned new drivers and their rallying rivals with the original Quattro, but this superstar RS3 really is worth every cent, and it’s hard to see anyone even coming close - let alone matching it.

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Now here’s a n-ice surprise!

LESS than a month after Juha Kankkunen, driving a Bentley Continental, snatched the 200mph-plus ice speed record, an Audi RS6 has broken it! Finnish tyre company Nokian have apparently set a new ice-speed record of 206.05mph with an Audi RS6. That nudges ahead of Bentley’s recent record of 205.48mph, set by

Kankkunen last month in the frozen Baltic Sea, off the Finland coast, when the four-times WRC champion piloted his Supersports Convertible to the world record. Complete with spiked tyres, a roll cage and a few aerodynamic modifications one being an added parachute - Nokian’s Audi RS6 broke that record by just 0.57mph, with Finnish rally star Janne Laitinen behind the wheel.

The Nokian Tyre team were previous ice-record holders by coincidence with a Bentley - hitting a maximum speed of 199.86mph in 2007. There’s a belief that the blue saloon used in the record attempt wasn’t entirely a standard car, and this seems to be supported by the curious lack of detail surrounding engine modifications. Nevertheless, the record attempt went ahead at a special 10-mile track, laid out on the frozen Gulf of

Bothnia between Sweden and Finland. That the ice record has been broken twice in quick succession is surprising. Even less surprising, however, is that a Finnish rally driver was driving each time. Incidentally, Bentley have launched a limited-edition, convertible version of the outgoing Continental GT Supersports to celebrate its recent record. Dubbed the ISR (Ice Speed Record), it will be limited to just 100 cars.

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Luckless Tenerife can’t get to grips Numancia 2 CD Tenerife 1 CD TENERIFE are going through one of those spells at the moment. You know, the sort that only happens when you are in the relegation zone! On paper, this latest defeat looks bad. Three losses on the trot and their rivals, including the hated Las Palmas, winning. But there was lots to like about this performance. Numancia are no mugs, especially at home, and Tenerife matched them throughout. They showed pride and commitment and, on another day, they would have won this match, let alone take a draw. Barkero gave the hosts a lead after just 14 minutes, but Tenerife got a leveller shortly afterwards. A wellworked move found Pablo Sicilia in a yard of space in the area. His header glanced off Nagore and nestled in the back of the net. Both sides traded chances,

Sergio Aragoneses making a couple of fine saves in the process, before an early, second-half Barkero penalty gave the hosts the lead again.

Aragoneses continued to defy Numancia and he left with seven stitches in a nasty wound as a badge of honour. But Tenerife were always in the match. Nino

had his chances, Omar hit a post and Tenerife were denied a stonewall penalty. Former CDT favourite Jose Antonio Culebras handled in

Local celeb celebrates! Tenerife celebrity Sharon Barrett has become a Mum after giving birth to Izabella-Layla on Monday. Canarian Weekly wishes them both and proud dad Nicky Cook, who is a massive Justin Bieber fan, our warmest congratulations.

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the box but got away with it, despite strong Tenerife protests. On another day … The setback makes tomorrow’s (Saturday) match with Cordoba another must-win encounter. The visitors are on a poor run and they could yet get dragged into the relegation scrap. They have lost their last three matches and their thin squad is being stretched to the limit with injuries and suspensions. Key man Gerado is out with a torn thigh and defender De Coz is suspended. If Tenerife are to stay up, they must win this one. And there will be no excuses. Nino has had last weekend’s yellow card rescinded and he is available. Marc Betran should be fit as well, so it’s a fully-fit for squad for manager Antonio Tapia to choose from. Sergio Aragoneses will play,

despite his stitches, and he is raring to go: “I feel very well and I’m ready to play,” he said. “The cut hurt at the time and I didn’t realise it was quite so bad. “It’s never nice to get a knee in the face! But it will not affect me on Saturday. It’s a match we will be trying our hardest to win.” It’s the start of another vital period for Tenerife. Next week it’s a tricky trip to Elche, before a massive match at Nastic. I'm sure Tapia has set a sixpoint minimum return. The sides around Tenerife have some tricky matches this weekend. Salamanca are at second-place Real Betis, Nastic host Numancia while Las Palmas clash with Albacete. The importance of the Cordoba match is not lost on Pablo Sicilia: “We know that we could have returned from Numancia with some points,” he said. “But we have the chance to win on Saturday and make up some ground. “All the players are very focused on what we need to do. If we can win, it will set us up for the next two away matches.” The match is exclusively live on Oasis Fm from 4.45pm. In other news this week, Barcelona legend and B team manager Luis Enrique announced his intention to quit the club at the end of the season. It’s a massive shock as he has done wonders in the role. After promotion last season, his side sit fourth in the second division. It was understood he would be the next Barcelona boss after Pep Guardiola, but Enrique has decided to move on. It has led to speculation that he has a top job waiting for him in the summer, with Valencia and Atletico Madrid possible destinations.

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

P 27 27 27 26 26 27 27 26 25 26 27 26 26 26 27 24 27 26 27

THERE will be a new name on the Division One trophy this season after another crushing defeat finished of any hopes Tenerife Hammers A had of retaining their crown. The eel-munchers were upset by the improving Toscales Old Boys, who made hay after a night to forget

W 20 19 17 16 15 15 14 14 10 11 10 9 8 6 5 5 3 3 2

D 5 3 3 5 6 4 3 3 9 5 6 7 8 6 5 4 6 4 4

L 2 5 7 5 5 8 10 9 6 10 11 10 10 14 17 15 18 19 21

F A +- PTS 166 10462 65 163 10756 60 157 113 44 54 166 94 72 53 143 117 26 51 146 124 22 49 155 115 40 45 144 116 28 45 139 111 28 39 139 121 18 38 128 142-14 36 127 133-6 34 127 133-6 32 115 145-30 24 108 162-54 20 85 155-70 19 106 164-58 15 97 163-66 13 89 181-92 10

for Jambo. Last season’s player of the year lost all three of his matches to give the cup semi-finalists a prized scalp. There were no such worries for the top two sides as both Palms A and Summerland Superstars avoided potential banana skins. Bar 180 B stay fourth after a comfortable victory at Men of Atlantis, Trap Door rise to fifth with a win over Dreamers, Atlantis Sharks smashed Legends A and

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

Division 2 Barracudarts Boys 6-2 Barracuda Hunters Gaffers 4-4 Naughty Nautas B La Caña Lancers 3-5 Bar 180 B Marilyns 3-5 The Knights B Phoenix Flames 7-1 Amigos Bad Girls Tenerife Sun 3-5 Nautas Nutters C The Tavern 7-1 Our Place Playgirls Woodys B P-P Our Place Naturals Yelas Bar 6-2 Rood B Division 2

Division 1 POS Pld 1 Bar Nauta A 248 2 Bar 180 248 3 Phoenix Bar 240 4 Tenerife Sons 256 5 Exiles Bar 240 6 Target Bar A 248 7 Toscales Allsorts 248 8 Rood A 240 9 Silver Surfers 248 10 X-Men 240 11 Woody´s A 248 12 Target Bar B 248 13 Toscales Ensecan 248 14 Heroes Sports Bar 248 15 Sundowners 248 16 Ourplace Flukers 248 17 Strikers Bar 248

Sing 133 115 105 110 99 95 88 71 68 72 61 58 54 54 53 37 37

LONG-TIME Division 2 leaders Barracudarts Boys are tantalisingly close to claiming the title. The Boys won their their home derby match against the Hunters 6-2, while Nauta Nutters fell slightly further behind after a 5-3 win at Tenerife Sun. Third-placed Gaffers played out a hard-fought draw with Naughty Nautas, while Bar 180 B came from 2-0 down to get the better of La Cana Lancers. Yelas Bar enjoyed a 6-2 home win over Rood B, and the Knights B (Adam 180)

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Treb 26 23 23 19 26 21 14 16 16 8 13 11 13 9 10 8 7

180’s 15 15 10 8 10 1 4 8 3 3 2 4 2 3 0 0 0

PTS 207 189 173 172 165 158 133 123 119 99 95 92 89 86 80 61 55

warmed up for their impending John Lowe Trophy final by beating Marilyns 5-3. But the wooden spoon is still up for grabs, and Ourplace Playgirls could still just nick it after craashing 7-1 at Tavern. Meanwhile, the Phoenix Flames look to be safe after an excellent 7-1 derby victory over Amigos Bad Girls. The Division 1 relegation battle seems almost done and dusted. Heroes sports bar were on the receiving end of yet another whitewash by league champions Bar Nauta A, London compiling two 180s. Sundowners matched that minus result as they came away empty-handed

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

Pld 264 264 264 264 264 264 256 264 256 264 256 256 248 264 256 256 264 264

Sing 135 131 99 102 91 91 85 86 84 92 80 68 64 65 51 57 45 44

from Rood A. Bar 180 A, with Richard hitting a 180, are now guaranteed the runners-up trophy, thanks to a 7-1 victory over Strikers. But the 3rd spot silverware is still in the balance. The Phoenix bar are slight favourites, moving a step closer with a 6-2 win at local rivals Silver Surfers to leave themselves needing nine points from their last two matches.

Dbles 55 54 50 36 46 39 33 32 32 30 33 25 25 23 25 11 19 17

Treb 24 24 20 18 17 16 24 20 21 13 12 10 14 11 7 12 13 13

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

PTS 214 209 169 156 154 146 142 138 137 135 125 103 103 99 83 80 77 74

Target B finally banished any fears of the drop after a 5-3 success at Ourplace Flukers, and Tenerife Sons ended their season with a win at Target A. The Division 1 trophy for the most 180s is still up for grabs, going into the last round of matches, with three players having hit seven apiece. Those in the mix are Del Boy (Exiles), Luc (Cafe Rood A) and Richard (Bar 180 A). By Geoff Huxtable

Toscales leave Hammers in the Jam Terrace A shocked Hoops 6-4 in Los Cristianos. Summerland Allstars have been on a sticky run, but they eased their relegation worries with a 7-3er over La Caña. Gaffers continued their fine run to maintain a fivepoint lead at the top of Division Two. This week they routed Woodys, while second-place Legends will be delighted with their 7-3 win at Summerland Elite. Phoenix Potters’ promotion charge hit the buffers as Fat Nick’s Palms B stole a fine point in a fiery match in Torviscas. Bar 180 C are still in the mix, thanks to a 7-3 win over Barracuda Hunters, while Inn The Pink won again, this time at Toscales. And Tenerife Hammers C

still have a glimmer of promotion hope after a battling win at Nauta B.

Win of the week goes to Barracuda Bandits for their 9-1er over Connors, and

Exiles deserve a tip of the hat after their 8-2 success over Lupain.

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Excellent opportunity to work on a self employed basis in a busy Los Cristianos hair salon. Good location with convenient parking for clients. For more information call Carl on 922 789 058

Due to an acquisition between new resorts a number of sales and managerial positions are available. Previous experience preferred, but not essential as full training given. High quality leads with unlimited earning potential, high commissions and bonuses to be earned over a 4 day week. Call 922 727 184 for an interview, Monday to Friday or email admin@futureresortsmarketing.com The Chippy Plaza require full and part time assistants. Applicants must be able to work as part of a team, have experience in fast food and be over 30 years of age. Good rates of pay and contract given for the right people. Call Dawn on 679 604 267 Experienced Telemarketers are required for the biggest company in the south of Tenerife. Best commissions paid weekly. High spiffs paid daily. New leads provided every week. Call Lee on 608 698 719 to arrange an interview. Supercar Lifestyle UK Ltd are opening new headquarters in Tenerife and are looking for Telemarketers and Team Leaders for a new concept in marketing strategies. Basic knowledge of Formula One racing and Super Cars is useful but not essential as full training provided. Basic wage plus bonuses and commission paid. Call Carole on 648 190 056 People are required for a consultancy based role including telesales and field sales for an International business to business company. Commission only, OTE 40,000 euros per annum for part time hours. You are required to work 4 hours per day between 10am and 4 pm. This is not timeshare or travel related. Email your CV to welcome@capecan.com A Marketing Company in the South of Tenerife urgently require the follow speaking staff; Polish, Czech, Slovakian, Croatian, and Slovenian with some spoken English. Basic wage paid, plus excellent commission. Working Hours 9.30 to 5pm Monday to Friday. Call Sue between these hours on 922 713 070 or 686 154 066 anytime or send your CV to suecampbell@regencyresorts.com

Telemarketers Required Enthusiastic telesales people required for fully legal, well established office in Puerto Colon. Realistic target, proven earnings.

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AIR-CONDITIONING (CONT.)

TENERIFE AIRPORT LEAD GENERATING Enthusiastic, friendly, self motivated people required. Great rates of pay. Commission only, paid weekly.

CLEANING

SAFECLEAN For all professional cleaning of carpets & upholstery

Tel: 609 066 973 info@safecleantenerife.com

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CONSTRUCTION BLINDS

Please contact Grace Davis at gracedavis1@yahoo.co.uk or call Dave on 670 341 786 or Julie on 634 349 500 WANTED Wanted; Cots, Pushchairs, baby and toddler items in good condition. We collect. Cash paid. Tel 696 830 837

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AIR-CONDITIONING

CASH REGISTER / EPOS Tills, Touchscreens – sales, repairs. www.ofimart.net Tel: 922 721 320 (Est. 1994)

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

CLEANING

ELECTRICIAN

GARDEN FURNITURE

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HEALTH & BEAUTY

LAWYERS

MECHANICS & VALETS

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KITCHENS & BATHROOMS

LIGHTING / FLOORING

PATIO DOORS & WINDOWS MARKETS

ALCALA EVERY MONDAY

VISIT THE PRETTIEST & FRIENDLIEST MARKET IN THE SOUTH

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

Tel: 922 796 414 or mob 610 464 841 Colin Taylor – Renovations & Maintenance, Bathrooms, Kitchens, Tiling, Plumbing etc. (e.g. complete bathroom & kitchen refurbishments, including all materials & labour from under €2000) Tel 661 081 843 for quotation.

LAWYERS MARTIAL ARTS Be Safe! Golden Belt Hardcore are now offering private tuition at your own home. Best European instructors in Martial Arts, Self Defence, Unarmed Combat and more. One on one or family. Call 622 489 115

MECHANICS & VALETS

ALUMINIUM & PVC

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

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

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

PERSONAL SERVICES Blonde sweet, very beautiful, 26 years, slim body, large breasts, firm bottom, very sexy and erotic lady. Discreet luxury apartment, hotel visits (24 hours). Very good English & German spoken. Tel 0034 636 653 187. www.canarias69.com/angela

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PC’S/PRINTERS

SECOND-HAND SHOPS

Sales, repairs www.ofimart.net 922 721 320 (Est. 1994)

PETS

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

PETSWORLD

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

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

No car, no problem we can pick them up.

TILING

TEL: 679 16 16 82

Tel: 679 736 409

PLUMBING

TRANSLATION

All plumbing, water heaters, water filters, kitchens & bathrooms. No job too small.

Call 667 691 064 All plumbing works undertaken including boiler replacements, drain clearance, swimming pool pump repair & maintenance. Tel: 680 278 579

CASH waiting for all your SECOND HAND FURNITURE & HOUSEHOLD ITEMS House clearances etc undertaken Tel: 922 735 664 or 674 615 855

Need a Plumber? For all jobs big or small. Repairs & Maintenance, Plumbing, Bathrooms. Call Jo Man on 686 602 871 or 922 711 445

RE-UPHOLSTERY

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

TENERIFE TRANSLATION SERVICES

SECURITY

For these and many more call Tracey on 666 857 991

677 806 800

TEETH WHITENING

REMOVALS

TV & SATELLITE

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

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

THE WHITE VAN MAN House removals/apt removals. Quick cheap and cheerful service

No job too big or too small

Tel: 630 145 444 or 693 817 743 SECOND-HAND SHOPS

LIQUIDATION SHOP EVERYTHING U NEED 2 START, ADD, OR REPLACE 4 YOUR HOME!

BARGAIN BASEMENT 2nd hand furniture, Bar/Rest items. We buy ‘cash’ no need to wait!! Also our 500m2 warehouse, down stairs will be open for viewing soon!

Open Mon-Fri. Los Cristianos, nr Cultural Centre / Police station road, next to pet shop Tel: 618 381 488

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

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

Red Tomato, TV/Computer repairs inc. Plasma & LCD TV repairs, satellite installations, English Tele package, Xbox, Playstations, Wii, Satellite boxes & mobile phones, WiFi Hotspots in Golf del Sur & Amarilla. Call Alan 649 200 774

WATER FILTERS

TAROT READING / ASTROLOGY Mark the Island Astrologer. Financial / business, relationship, health. One hour reading. Specific, accurate, guaranteed. Tel 922 772 422 / 610 089 157. Professional Psychic, Tarot and Rune reader. Advice about past, present and future financial and personal guidance.. Tel Amy on 666 083 494.

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

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

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

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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 Sunny skies. 18 °C. Wind W 23km/h. Friday Night Partly cloudy skies. 18 °C. Wind ENE 19km/h. Saturday Sunny skies. 20 °C. Wind NNE 13km/h. Saturday Night Clear skies. 19 °C. Wind N 16km/h. Sunday Sunny skies. 19 °C. Wind N 19km/h. Sunday Night Partly cloudy skies. 18 °C. Wind NNW 19km/h. Monday Sunny skies. 19 °C. Wind NNW 24km/h. Monday Night Partly cloudy skies. 18 °C. Wind N 23km/h. Tuesday Sunny skies. 19 °C. Wind NNW 18km/h. Tuesday Night Clear skies. 18 °C. Wind NNW 19km/h. Wednesday Sunny skies. 18 °C. Wind N 18km/h. Wednesday Night Clear skies. 17 °C. Wind NNE 18km/h.

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

Managing Editor & Director: Chris Elkington

Contributors:

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

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

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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

Thursday Sunny skies. 18 °C. Wind WNW 18km/h. Thursday Night Partly cloudy skies. 17 °C. Wind W 21km/h.

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