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CANARIAN BAILOUT!

Shock loan for Islands government, but the Spanish PM is still in denial THE Canary Islands Government has become the sixth Spanish region to seek a bailout from the central government’s rescue fund. It came as quite a shock this week, especially as speculation over whether Spain will request a bailout from the European Union is still a hot topic in the international media. So, while Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy continues to deny that the nation needs one, the Canaries’ request for a 756.8-million-euro loan from the Autonomous Liquidity Fund (FLA), slipped right under the radar. Ironically, the Canary Islands have the lowest debt per capita ratio among the country’s 17 regions, but they need to make up for state budget cuts amounting to 448 million euros. Canary Islands President Paulino Rivero believes this to be one of the best options because it offers better terms than those of normal financial institutions. The FLA, which has resources of 18 billion euros, will exist until the end of the year, said Javier González Ortiz, the region’s Economic Commissioner. González Ortiz insisted they were using the FLA because the funding conditions were more accessible than those currently available in the market, and added: “It is not because the region’s solvency is in doubt.” He also said the Canaries have the poorest state funding of all regions, but the surprise bailout request takes the total money required by

the country’s cash-strapped regions to around 16.3 billion euros. To finance the 18-billioneuro fund, the Treasury raised 3bn euros through a bond issue, subscribed to by Spanish banks almost entirely. And it plans a 5bn-euro private sale of debt securities in the next week or so. The rest of the financing will come from a 6bn-euro contribution by the national lottery and a direct injection of four billion euros by the Treasury. President Rivero says that the 2013 budget will generate more unemployment in the Archipelago and stressed that the Canary Islands Government must use “all

tools to fight abuses” by the State. The new cuts facing the Islands, amounting to 448 million euros, follow on from the April cuts, when Rivero was furious with Prime Minister Rajoy, who went back on his promise not to trim spending for the regions. At that time, Rivero said he would take “emergency measures to tackle the problem”. But he failed to offer any ideas on how he would solve it. The Canary Islands lost around 800m euros in state hand-outs, which was roughly 12% of the total budget cuts for the regions. Since then, the Islands have suffered profound effects, resulting from the cuts

and the austerity measures introduced by the State, and also by the Canarian Government. A prime example is the plight of pharmacies across the Archipelago, which are still waiting for the health services to pay their share of the drug costs. While customers must pay -up on the spot, the lion’s share of the cost is covered by the Government. Education is also dealing with reduced funds. The regional Ministry of Education has just issued a notice in the Official Gazette of the Canary Islands (BOE), saying that students may now apply for grants for the 2012-2013 academic

year. The announcement is surprising, given that the department led by José Miguel Pérez has not yet paid the aid for the previous year. Thousands of students are still awaiting their 20112012 grants. In the South of the Island, work has again been halted on the hospital project in El Mojon through lack of payment. The joint venture of companies working on the site has told workers to down tools, and materials have been removed. Overall, the ailing construction industry has also suffered. The Ministry of Public Infrastructure’s contribution for the Archipelago from the state in

the last Budget was far from what was agreed in the Joint Monitoring Committee in 2010. In just two years, the State Government has cut the Canaries by almost 292 million euros from what was due for 2012 and 2013. With 414 million agreed in 2010, the Ministry has provided the Canaries with a little over 68 million in 2012 - and only 54 million is expected in 2013. Canarian Government analysts say that under all of these circumstances, it is little wonder that the region has asked for aid. In response, Jose Manuel Soria, the Canarian-born Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism, has warned that the Autonomous Liquidity Fund cannot be used to pay salaries, or for wasteful spending, but to meet debt maturities and prepayments to suppliers. Soria, many feel, has forgotten his roots and comes down too hard on the Canaries. However, he did say: “This is a refundable aid”. It is tracked month by month by the State Audit Office, and also requires implementation of Government measures to improve public-sector management. In addition, he said, the Royal Decree which created the fund provides for penalties if conditions are breached. The Industry Minister said he was unaware that the Canaries were about to ask for aid, but confessed: “I sensed it because I had to deal with its debt maturities.” According to Canarian Government sources, the aid should become available in the next few weeks.


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Spanish law reform THE Spanish Minister for Justice Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón has yesterday published a draft of the new Spanish Penal Code. The reform focuses on the need to guarantee the equality of women, and to reform some of the ‘conducts of violence against women’. These range from stalking and harassment to undue use of personal data. An individual stalking or harassing a woman will be punished with up to two years in prison. The new legislation is included in the new draft of the Penal Code which was approved yesterday, Thursday. In addition the new draft includes reversible life imprisonment and safe custody. After such a sentence there will be a period when the ex-prisoner is subjected to close watch if released. How long that goes on for depends on how serious the crime was. Passive resistance has been grouped with disobedience, for this there is a sentence of between 6 months and a year in prison. There have also been changes to the forfeiture or confiscation sections.

This section of the code includes money laundering, mistreatment of human beings, prostitution,

Islas Airways under attack THE Provincial Prosecutor in Santa Cruz de Tenerife has filed a complaint against Islas Airways following an investigation of the company by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, which concluded that the airline had violated the General Subsidies Act by failing to apply the entire amount provided by the government to pay subsidies to residents, according to Canariasahora.com. Islas Airways is also accused of employing “fraudulent means” and to have made false justifications by manipulating files. It is alleged that the amount of funds wrongly applied ranges between 3.6 and 4.5 million euros. This estimate takes into account that the total subsidy to Islas Airways during the period under investigation amounted to 9.1 million

euros. The Secretary of State for Transport decided to refer the case to the prosecutor to discover any evidence of crime having been committed. The Provincial Prosecutor of has now taken it on and will be looking at the implementation of the resident discount for the years 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. And yet more trouble for the airline as a pilot’s protest caused the cancellation of 15 flights in one day. Thankfully, normalcy has now returned. Union sources say that the company has accumulated a debt of almost two million euros in unpaid wages. Some 160 employees have not been paid their last three nominas, (wages). The Spanish Union of Airline Pilots (Sepla) stated that they will be meeting the company soon in an effort to find a solution and avoid further disruption to passengers.

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exploitation, abuse of minors, drug trafficking, falsification, and corruption in the private sector. The distribution of messages which incite any public order offence or alteration of public order will be punished as will public order offences and acts of violence. Any other attack against the police or other security forces will receive harsher treatment. The draft document includes incitement to hate or violence which is could

be violence because of race, religion, or origin, and ideological discrimination. Any person who has distributing intimate images without the person’s consent is now committing a crime. This is also applied to videos and new legislation says even if the recording was made with consent, the minister said ‘The mere disclosure becomes a target of criminal reproach’, and the punishment here would be between 6 months and a year. The seizure or interception of private

letters or messages is also in the document. And finally there will be a

sentence up to 12 months if anyone deactivates an electronic device.

It’s Comedy Club weekend TENERIFE Comedy Club takes place this weekend on Friday 12th October and Sunday 14th October at Showtime Las Americas and MC Will Marsh returns after taking time out due to the Edinburgh Festival.

Bristolian James Dowdeswell, a stand-up comedian with a passion for wine which perhaps stems from that fact that his dad is a publican owning a gorgeous local country pub. He’s

travelled the globe telling his imaginative stories from Slovakia to Singapore. With a number of TV credits to his name including playing ‘The Count’ in Ricky Gervais’ Extras, due to the Bristol connection. His latest solo show – Urban Wurzel, was a hit at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival. “His material is top drawer” Chortle He is currently taking time out from filming his own comedy show about wine called “James Dowdeswell Black Belt In Wine” to join us in Tenerife. Six-foot Canadian, Pat Burtscher brings his dark sense of humour

to the island; his new ‘Patopotamoose’ show went down a storm at Edinburgh. Now if you think he looks familiar that’s because you’ve been watching too many adverts on TV, he’s appeared in an advert for drinks company Diageo and Cravendale Milk. “His dark, cool brand of comedy should get him booked steadily and soon, if he’s got plenty more where that came from.” Chortle Headliner Benny Boot completes the line up for the evening of hilarity. Aussie Boot has been wowing audiences in the UK for 8 years with his speciality -

observational comedy. His show, “Set-Up, Punchline, Pause for Laughter” debuted last year; he delivers his jokes in a unique style on a variety of strange topics. His engaging persona and material keeps the laughter rolling through the entire show and is guaranteed to bring any audience undone. ‘He may come from down under but we should be loath to let them have him back’ – Guardian If you’ve never been to the Tenerife Comedy Club it’s definitely worth a visit, just 10 euros for residents and 15 euros for non-residents it’s a brilliant night out.

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WHAT'S ON! Oktoberfest The festival is based on the model of the famous festival that takes place every year in the city of Munich. Residents and visitors can enjoy twelve days of Canarian and German cuisine, with typical Bavarian music and traditional celebrations, in a giant tent, as well as an amusement park covering 12,000 square meters, suitable for the whole family. This meeting between the Canaries and Germany will take place from the 12th to 22th October, in a specially equipped area. Costa Adeje Oktoberfest will be located off Miraverde [highway exits 76 and 30 towards Santa Cruz, Adeje address]. Timetable : From 17 pm to midnight. Weekends from 11am to 3 am.

Expoutlet 13th – 14th October the annual liquidation of goods fair is taking place in Los Cristianos. See page 38.

II Tricontinental Craft Fair II II Tricontinental Craft Fair II, Centro Internacional de Ferias y Congresos of Santa Cruz, 240 artisans will participate from October 6th to 14th. The fair aims to promote and demonstrate crafts from both sides of the Atlantic, with Tenerife as an intercultural bridge between the peoples of Latin America, Africa and the Iberian Peninsula.

Ocean Festival Adeje Campo de Fútbol Saturday October 13th A spectacular audiovisual show will accompany the performances of more than10 internationally renowned artists at Ocean Festival. Festival goers can look forward to performances by five major national and international DJs, including Yves V, Cristian Varela, Miss Nine, Djchus, Uner and resident DJs James Padilla, Jonay Amador, Dario, Leon Cormack and Crazy. Prices from 15 to 40 euros.

Beauty and the Beast The production company Stage Entertainment presents for the first time in Spain the national tour of Disney’s musical, which will visit seventeen cities with a cast led by Ignasi Vidal in the role of Beast, Talia del Val as Bella, Raúl Peña playing Lefou and Daniel Diges Gaston. Tickets for the musical “Beauty and the Beast” are already on sale. The Tenerife premiere will take place on December 28th in the Auditorium and will continue until January 6th. Tickets are on sale through the usual channels: telephone, on 902 317 327, and at the Auditorium box office from 10:00 to 15:00, Monday to Friday, and from 10:00 to 14:00 on Saturday, or on the internet at www.auditoriodetenerife. com. They can also be purchased through www. ticketmaster.es in Carrefour and Falcon Travel offices.

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www.canarianweekly.com AS we go to print Spain’s government is coming under pressure to accept rescue funds from Brussels after the credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s downgraded the country to BBB-, just above junk status.

Stand & Poor’s downgrade of Spain to BBB-

S&P said it had lowered the rating on Spain’s debts two notches following a slump in its fortunes that meant its recession would be longer and unemployment higher than expected. The agency also cited the increase in social unrest and the probable rise in tensions between central government and the regions. S&P attached a “negative outlook” to its rating, a warning of another possible downgrade in the medium term. “The downgrade reflects our view of mounting risks to Spain’s public finances, due to rising economic and political pressures,” said the ratings agency. “In our view, the

capacity of Spain’s political institutions (both domestic and multilateral) to deal with the severe challenges posed by the current economic and financial crisis is declining, and therefore, in accordance with our rating methodology, we have lowered the rating by two notches.” Rival ratings agency Moody’s is considering the situation in Madrid and is expected to issue its own downgrade within days. It is likely to tell investors that Spain’s limited scope for improvement means its debt should be considered junk. That would mean many of the world’s largest investment funds, including British pension

funds, would be forced to sell their loans to Spain. S&P said it would drop the country’s debt status one notch further if political support for Madrid’s reform agenda weakened. It added that another downgrade would also follow if Spain’s borrowing costs reached unsustainable levels or if debt topped 100% of GDP. The rating agency doubts the 17-member euro currency union will support attempts to boost Spain’s troubled banking system following dissent from Finland and other countries keen to limit the extent of bailout funds. S&P said the country’s debt burden would “balloon” without access to EU funds.

“Against the backdrop of a deepening economic recession, we believe that the government’s resolve will be repeatedly tested by domestic constituencies that are being adversely affected by its policies,” S&P said. “Accordingly, we think the government’s room to contain the crisis has diminished.” Spain’s economy is shrinking and its banks are struggling under the weight of a collapsed real estate market. The European Central Bank has agreed to buy Spanish government bonds to help lower borrowing costs, but the government first needs to apply for a bailout.

Adeje top in World Architecture Festival

THE Plaza de España in Adeje has received some much-deserved, world-wide attention, thanks to the fabulous design of Canarian architect Fernando Menis.

great honour for both the town and the architect, with

the plaza holding its own amidst fabulous projects

The plaza, completed in 2010, has just been chosen as the winner in the ‘New and Old’ category at the fifth edition of the World Architecture Festival (WAF), celebrated in Singapore last week. The category ‘New and Old’, looks at work that combines traditional, existing elements with new, contemporary style, and this award is a

from around the world. Also in the group this year were ten other projects, from the U.S.A., China, U.K., Australia, Estonia, Switzerland, Canada, New Zealand, Slovenia and Singapore. According to its website, the World Architecture Festival is the world’s largest festival and live awards competition, dedicated to celebrating and sharing architectural excellence from across the globe. Now in its fifth year, the World Architecture Festival has attracted over 8,000 attendees to date. 2012 is a landmark year for the Festival, heralding its move to the Asian gateway and design hub, Singapore.

New Canarian travel system YET again the system changes; airline BinterCanarias, in collaboration with the Ministry of Development, is about to apply a new system that allows the public to buy tickets without having to submit a Canary Islands residence certificate, which Iberia and Air Europa will also adopt in the coming weeks.

Before the end of this year it is expected that all airlines will adapt their systems to allow residents in the Canary Islands, the Balearics, Ceuta and Melilla, to buy their tickets without having to physically present the certificate. This was announced in a statement from the airline

and sources have confirmed that this pioneering initiative is possible because the company has an advanced computer system that connects to the municipal register. The new application, which will end the requirement to show a certificate of residence to qualify for the 50% discount, is called Automatic

Private Accreditation System (SARA ). Under this system, when a customer purchases a ticket via the web “www. bintercanarias.com” it will make an online consultation to the Ministry of Development database to validate whether the customer is resident in the Canary Islands, the airline explained in a statement.

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Adeje ready for Fiesta

PREPARATIONS for the traditional festivities in Adeje, held in honour of the Virgin of the Incarnation, St. Ursula and St. Sebastian are entering the final stretch.

With a rich cultural, social and religious history, this year will see major participation from neighbourhood groups and individuals in most of the events planned, said Adeje’s Culture Councillor Nayra Medina Bethencourt. In his letter of greetings in the Fiesta’s programme, Mayor Jose Miguel Rodriguez Fraga said, “In these times when austerity has become our travelling companion and when we still have the memory of the terrible fire on our mountain, we can at last celebrate Adeje’s festival and enhance the joy of sharing unforgettable moments of solidarity, generosity and courage to face the present

and the future”. The Fiesta in Adeje, which has adapted to changing times without forgetting its true essence, begins today (Friday) at 7pm with the traditional celebration when the Virgin of the Incarnation is brought down from her throne for the faithful to pay their respects. At 10pm comes the highly-anticipated Gala performance with the participation of six queens representing districts of the municipality of Adeje: Zulay Mendez Hernandez (Las Nieves), Tania Martin Chavez (Tijoco-La Hoya), Afonso Coraima Navarro (Los Olivos), Rosi Sago Seydi (Armeñime), Brenda Coto Meceira (Fañabé) and Cristina Torres Domínguez (Adeje town). They all symbolise the unity of citizenship and multicultural reality of a people, in the words of the Mayor. On the 13th, the six queens will participate in the traditional parade of floats down the Calle Grande at 7.30pm. Tomorrow (Saturday) is

Youth Day in Adeje. From 1pm the doors will open for Ocean Fest, an electronic music festival that brings together an impressive lineup of artists of national and international fame. There will be 12 hours of uninterrupted music, audiovisual and artistic spectacle unmatched in this part of the island. Another religious event highlighted in this edition is the traditional Eucharist on Sunday. At the end of the service, the bearers of the Virgin lead the procession through the main streets of the historic centre of the town. Music features prominently and at 10pm, the show “Atlántico que cantas” will be performed, featuring Chago Melian, with José Manuel Ramos Benito Cabrera, Alba Perez, Nauzet and Yanira Martín. This show features songs from countries bordering the ocean with a special focus on those that have, throughout history, maintained a relationship with the Canaries. Cuba,

Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay, Jamaica and Portugal share their music with songs from the islands. Folklore will have an active presence in the festivities. On Saturday 20th at 9pm the Plaza de España will host the XVIII Festival of Folklore: Festival Dancers. This event has become one of the most important in southern Tenerife in its genre and is now one of the pillars of the cultural scene in Adeje. Attending this year is the Arona Municipal School of Folklore, the Municipal School of Folklore of Santiago del Teide, Samara Group (Guía de Isora,) Guargazal Group (San Miguel), folk group Igara (Cabo Blanco, Arona), Municipal School Folklore of Adeje and, as a special guest, the Asociación Cultural Los Alzados of Icod. The programme of festivities for 2012 is jammed-packed with events, including craft fairs, street dances and more. For further information go to www.adeje.es

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Super day to flog a book!

SUPER THURSDAY (yesterday) is always acknowledged as the busiest day of the year for authors and publishers. More books are published on this day than any other in the year, and yesterday’s offerings totalled 220 hardbacks, all aimed at the Christmas market. Publishers believe it is the autumn day which offers the best chance for potential best-sellers to be launched. “Authors” such as Cheryl Cole, Rod Stewart and David Walliams are offering celebrity-watchers a glimpse of their personal lives with their autobiographies. Pop star Stewart’s extracts are being serialised in the Daily Mail. while David Walliams discusses his lifelong depression and suicide attempts in Camp David. Philip Stone, charts editor of The Bookseller, says:“Super Thursday is the biggest day of the year in terms of the calibre of the books and the authors in general.

“Publishers are after the Christmas market because about one-fifth of the annual total spend on books takes place in the last month of the year.” The date is chosen between publishers each year and, traditionally, comes at the end of September or beginning of October. “We had JK Rowling and Jamie Oliver releasing their books on 27th September,” adds Mr Stone. “I imagine that other authors did not want to be put head-tohead with such book-selling giants and held back for a week or so.” This year’s sales will be watched even more closely than in previous time after a surge in ebook sales saw traditional book sales fall by 6%. “Traditional book shops and sellers are having a hard time of it,” reveals Mr Stone. “Readers are definitely turning to ebooks, and fiction has been shown to be very popular with Kindle readers, with Fifty Shades of Grey being hugely successful.”

Price of water set to increase

THE Canary Islands government has warned that water bills here in the Archipelago could be increased by up to 50% if the central government does not recti-

fy the State Budget for 2013 and continue to subsidise desalination plants here on the Islands. The Canarian government spokesman, Martin Marrero,

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said in 2011 the grant for desalination was 9.7 million euros, in 2012 it was lowered to 4.5 million euros in 2013 it completely disappears. Its suppression, continued the

spokesman, will affect some of the poorest families in the Canaries. He insists that this decision will lead to “a disproportionate increase in the water bills”.

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NEWS IN BRIEF We’re spreading our wings TENERIFE is aiming to become an international hub, with routes to West Africa and South America. The Island already has one route to Caracas, Venezuela, but plans are in hand to add routes to Argentina and Uruguay. Tourism Minister Carlos Enrique Alonso Rodríguez beat the drum at a recent Routes Talks Tourism seminar in Abu Dhabi where he spoke of Tenerife being the leading tourist destination within the EU. “We have more than 6.5 million passengers per year, and have a 37% market share within the Canary Islands, he said. He added that two gateways, Los Rodeos Airport in the north and Tenerife South’s Reina Sofia Airport, together handled 12.6 million passengers last year and 4.3 million travellers in the first quarter of 2012. The minister also told delegates that Tenerife was now connected to more than 140 airports, mainly within Europe.

House sales still moving THE number of house sales recorded in the Canary Islands in August was up, with 1,418 operations - 45 more than in the same period of 2011. An annual increase of 4% confirmed the upward shift, which has continued for several months. The National Statistics Institute (INE) report, released this week, also reveals that, in the whole of Spain, sales grew again in August, reaching 27,708 operations after 17 consecutive months of decline.

Ban smoking on beaches LORENZO PEREZ, spokesman for the Canarian Society of Pneumology, has announced the formation of nofumadores.org - a citizens’ initiative which calls for a smoking ban on beaches and in sports and football fields across the islands. The lung specialist reported that only Mogan, Gran Canaria, has a limited space for smoking on its beaches, while there is no legislation governing smoking in the UD Las Palmas and Tenerife CD stadia. Cigarette butts are the No pollutant on beaches. They can amount to 30% of all waste collected and take up to 10 years to disappear completely.

South Airport’s minor drop A TOTAL of 153.9 million passengers passed through airports in the Aena network up to September, representing a nationwide fall of 3.9%. The trend has also occurred in all Canarian airports, says the Spanish airports’ authority. They registered 24.6 million passengers up to last month, with Tenerife’s South Airport receiving 6.2 million visitors - a minor drop of 1%. Los Rodeos airport in the North received 2.8 million passengers, which was a fall of 7.4%.

The Magic of Mozart TENERIFE Auditorium, in Santa Cruz, is staging Mozart’s The Magic Flute as part of the Tenerife Opera Festival, in the hope of attracting youngsters. Four performances are scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday at midday and 6pm in the Symphony Hall. Nicola Berloffa, stage director of the work, said the opera tells a story that revolves around a dream and is easy to understand. The Magic Flute premiered in Vienna on 30th September 1791 under the direction of Mozart himself, just two months before his death. The 10-euro tickets can be obtained by phoning 902 317 327, calling at the box office or at http://entradas. auditoriodetenerife.com

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Santiago del Teide dressed up to celebrate Our Lady of Pilar

THE Municipality of Santiago del Teide last night (Thursday) began its traditional festivities in honour of Our Lady of Pilar and Santo Domingo de Guzmán. The colourful event runs all week until Friday and features a variety of activities. Last night, there was a celebration of the Eucharist, led by Pastor Don Silvestre Gorrín Rivero and sung by the Parish Choir of El Tanque. Then followed the procession, accompanied by the Municipal Band and municipal authorities, plus a fireworks display. Then, at 11pm, the festival orchestra Arguayo Band kicked off the dancing. Today (Friday) is the Day of Our Lady of Pilar, and at 4pm, there will be another Eucharist service, presided over by parish priest Silvestre Gorrín Rivero and sung by the

School of Folklore of Santiago del Teide. This will be followed a procession in honour of Our Lady of Pilar, accompanied by the Municipal Band and municipal authorities. At about 6.30pm, a variety show takes place starring singers Leonardo and Ángeles, comedians Peter and Cantinflas and featuring Fran Dieli (a singer on Spanish TV’s Qué Tiempo Tan Feliz and Operación Triunfo). The night ends with a big surprise! Tomorrow, from 10am, is Children’s Day in the square with bouncy castles and more. At 6.pm, a Folk Festival will be staged starring Tayme and the Municipal School of Folklore of Santiago del Teide. Then to finish off the night, there will be a giant paella waiting to be scoffed, and dancing with music from the group Sensación Gomera. On 16th, 17th and 18th, at 4pm, the Eucharistic

Triduum will be held around Our Lady the Virgin of Pilar to pray for the dead of the neighbourhood. Who is Our Lady of Pilar? The tradition relates that seven years after the death of Jesus, on 2nd January 40 AD, The Apostle St James the Elder, brother of St. John, sat tired and disappointed by the bank of the Ebro River in what is now Zaragoza, Spain. The people of the Roman province of Hispania (Spain/

Iberian Peninsula) were not open and receptive to his preaching, and St James was ready to give up his efforts. On that day the Virgin Mary, still living in Palestine, appeared to James atop a column or pillar of stone. With encouraging words, she assured him that the people of Hispania would become Christians and that their faith would be as strong and durable as the pillar on which she stood.

International Documentary Film Festival in Guía de Isora A TOTAL of 46 films are in competition at the seventh edition of the International Documentary Film Festival in Guía de Isora, ‘MiradasDoc,’ which has various categories in the competition including Canarian Documentaries, national, and international competitions in three sections - feature, short and debut.

MiradasDoc will be held here for the seventh time, from October 27th to November 3rd. The Festival is actually meeting with international recognition and is focused on the situation of emerging countries and the

Third World. With these 46 films, some twenty nationalities are represented by the productions and coproductions. Half of the productions have European origin, from Spain, France,

Poland, Belgium, Germany, Portugal, Switzerland, Russia, Lithuania and Romania. There are also several films made by producers based in Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and the United States. The rest of the productions come from the Middle East (Israel and Palestine), Asia (China) and Africa (Mali). In the main competition is the section on international film, involving fourteen documentaries. The international competition also involves twelve short films, while seven films aspire to win the prize in the debut section. For more information go to www.miradasdoc.com

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La calle Londres in Costa Adeje changes direction

Bonny Tomatoes THE agricultural processing company Bonny Gómez, the largest agricultural exporter in the Canary Islands, is ready for a new winter season, with high expectations this year due to the “current uncertainty in the tomato and cucumber markets after the strong rains that fell in the south of the peninsula.”

Bonny, which has been producing and exporting tomatoes for 77 years, offers every variety of commercial tomato, including round, vine, beef, pear, cherry, cherry on vine, yellow pear cherry, and more, grown in greenhouses, wire meshes and hydroponics. Taking into account that the Canary Islands has lost some market share to Almería, Jota Cabrera, Exports Manager of the firm, says that the “goal is to maintain the current quota.” “Trouble does not come from competing with Almería, but with Morocco,

which should abide by its certificates of compliance and agreed volumes with Europe, as well as be subject to more exhaustive quality and phyto-sanitary controls. We simply want them to do what was agreed on paper, because otherwise we do not compete on equal terms. It is fine for the European Union to be courteous to Morocco, but we ask customs officers to control what comes in,” explains Jota. Bonny’s Canary tomatoes are characterised by their high quality and by meeting every phyto-sanitary standard. England is the main export market for Bonny’s tomatoes, as well as Scandinavia, the

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Netherlands and Germany. “Compensations for transport are essential to be able to compete on equal terms with other regions of Spain. Our main handicap is long distance transport. Again, what we ask is for administrations to do what they promised.” Bonny always sends their shipments on pallets, leaving the harbour twice a week towards Rotterdam and Southampton. “When there is a shortage in Europe, we can fill the gap, because due to our climate we have a very regular production,” affirms Jota. Talking of the famous “Local for Local” movement,

which prioritises the purchase of local products in countries such as the Netherlands, Germany, the UK and Scandinavia, Jota states that Canary tomatoes can compete thanks to the quality that characterises them and to the fact that they are produced in a natural way. “We have many hours of sunshine in the winter, which is the only natural source of heat. This leaves a much lower carbon footprint than fruit grown with artificial light and heaters. We have four windmills providing electricity to all the facilities, as well as solar panels on the roofs of some packing plants. Furthermore, we were the first to set up a desalination system for agricultural use. We are fully committed to the environment. These values are reflected in the flavour of our products, and customers appreciate it.” The firm has every quality seal, from BRC Global Standard, Global Gap, Tesco Nurture, Marks & Spencer Field to Fork, and above all, from Cedex, for which they are really proud, because it is a certificate rewarding commitment with the ethical and social conditions of the workers.

ADEJE Councilman for Works and Municipal Services, Gonzalo Delgado Díaz, has announced that the direction of traffic flow on the calle Londres in Costa Adeje has changed. He explained that the road works are included within the Convention Strategy for improving public space in tourist areas, signed between the Government of the Canary Islands and the Cabildo’s Tenerife Tourism. The councillor said, “During construction, we can guarantee at all times the passage of persons and

vehicles as well as access to shopping facilities in the area”. The refurbishment of the street is divided into two phases: the first, currently underway, is the improvement of the public space, with the widening of pavements, improved landscaping and street furniture and paving. This first phase of the project has a budget of 1.5 million euros, approximately. The second phase will be from the roundabout in front of the hotel Jardines de Nivaria to calle Roma, with the same assurances of as little nuisance as possible, said Gonzalo Delgado Diaz. When the work is complete, he added, the municipality will have a totally modernised space, adapted to the new tourist market.

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Municipalities create jobs for unemployed IN response to the unemployment situation here in Tenerife, some of the local councils have begun to create projects offering jobs to the local unemployed.

Dorada Factory opens its doors A GROUP of regional and Island authorities and numerous members of the Canarian business sector gathered recently at the Compañía Cervecera de Canarias factory in Santa Cruz to inaugurate its new Company Tour. This innovation means the factory will open its doors to the public to see for themselves the process of brewing Dorada, one of its premier beer brands. The CEO of Compañía Cervecera, Mark Tindall, explained: ”One of the goals of this tour is to give Santa Cruz and the island an added point of attraction for visitors in the very near future. We have put a lot of effort into the remodelling of this factory to start a programme of public tours that show the production process of our beer and the history of the factory and the Dorada brand.” He pointed out that Compañía Cervecera is part of the fabric of society and he wants to strengthen those links in order to drive economic growth and stimulate social development. Tindall emphasised, “This is an initiative that we have prepared with lots of hard work and love,” and he put special focus on the strong link that Cervecera

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de Canarias and its brand Dorada have had in the social, economic and cultural life of Santa Cruz and Tenerife during the 73 years of the company’s life. He added that they will continue to maintain this link, as is evident in the constant investment in its facilities and the continual innovation and renewal of its brands. The first tour started with the screening of a video that shows the history of the company and the brand, from its origins in 1939. The video highlights the work and dedication that have marked the company’s career. Also, it includes a brief review of what the tour will encompass and the different parts of production. Afterwards, tour attendees went to the brew-house, where they could see the raw materials used in the production of beer: malt, yeast and hops. The next meeting point was the packaging room, which includes washing the bottles, labelling, pasteurising, capping and packing the boxes. The culmination of the visit took place in the BarMuseum, decorated with old cloth sacks in which the malt arrived in the early years and which displays the most emblematic pieces of the brand. Of particular note are an exhibition of bottles from 1948, displays of the different labels used, as well as the medals and awards that Dorada has received throughout its history.

Granadilla has launched a project called ‘Granadilla Assists,’ which will employ 17 people to help out in the local home help services. Councillor for Social Services, Ana Esther Flores Ventura, said that this project, with a budget of 91,969.97 euros, has enabled the employment of a physiotherapist, seven cleaners, a socio-cultural worker and eight home care aides. Granadilla Mayor González Cejas welcomes the implementation of these projects, which promote employment among people of the municipality, while pointing out that the Town Council will remain committed to policies that generate economic activity and jobs for local unemployed in order to meet the essential needs of the population. The overall goal is to complement the assistance provided by the Council, allowing for support services in domestic tasks, such as personal care and physical stimulation. Specific objectives are the recruitment for domestic services, professional care, improving the quality of life of the elderly and facilitating labour market integration. In Adeje the Council has launched two agreements with the Canarian Employment Service, (SCE). These agreements will provide employment for 25

residents of the municipality. The projects represent an investment of 213,209.71, of which 182,335.20 will be subsidized by the SCE and the remaining 30,874.51 paid by the Adeje Town Council. The first agreement is in the area of municipal works and services and will involve improvements to the Calle Virgen del Carmen in Tijoco and roadsides on the TF 583 on the Los Menores – Taucho section. For this project 18 people have been hired, selected by the Canarian Employment Service. The other agreement is the Strategies Improving Employability. In this case seven people have been hired, two who provide career guidance, one for technical training and three administrative assistants.

Easing up of Coastal Law The Cabinet has just approved a reform of the Coast Law, extending an amnesty for the owners of beachfront properties that would otherwise have to be demolished. Many of these properties are here in Tenerife and the rest of the Canary Islands, while the majority are on the mainland. Owners of properties that were in breach of the current legislation, many of them foreigners, were given a 30-year concession of use

that was due to expire in 2018. The overhaul of the current law, which has been in place since 1988, also creates a special regime for 11 areas, which will be taken out of the public domain. It also established four-year concessions for beach bars and restaurants. The text of the draft reform said the current legislation “has tolerated outcomes that are not acceptable in environmental terms,” adding that “time has consolidated certain situations,” and that the

law has “prompted mistrust and uncertainty.” “The aim of the reform is to avoid the risk of homeowners losing their property rights in the short term, and particularly bearing in mind the difficulties this could create for foreigners,” the text also says. Owners of beach properties now have the right to sell them and to carry out refurbishments with prior permission, provided these do involve any increase in the size of the home. The law established a

demarcation boundary that forbids private ownership in areas classified as being in the public domain, made up of the surf zone and the beach, in which there can be no private ownership. Inside this public domain everything belongs to the state. The second zone, which includes land running inland up to about 500 meters, imposes restrictions on private ownership. Environmental groups have criticised the change to the law, which they consider to be more permissive.

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Water-Ski Championships racing by in Los Gigantes LOS GIGANTES is hosting the Spanish Water Skiing Championships and the International Open Water Ski Championships, this week. The event is taking place now until tomorrow (Saturday) in collaboration with the Cabildo’s Sport Department, Santiago del Teide’s local council, the

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Canarian Water Ski Federation and a number of sponsors. The presentation ceremony, which took place in the Noble Hall of the Cabildo Insular de Tenerife was attended by Cabildo Minister of Sports Jesus Perez Zamora, Councillor for Sports for Santiago del Teide, Évora Guillermo Marrero and President of the Federation Water Ski Canaria, Juan Antonio González. The press conference was opened

by Minister Perez Zamora, who praised the work of the Canarian Federation and Santiago del Teide in hosting the Championships. Then Guillermo Évora thanked both the council and the Canarian Ski Federation for their commitment and said, “We invite fans to join us in the marina at Los Gigantes”. For his part, President of the Canarian Water Ski Federation, Juan Antonio González, acknowledged

the support of the Cabildo and the municipality of Santiago del Teide for their commitment and confidence, “In these championships “The involvement of the municipality of Santiago del Teide has been instrumental in holding the event at the magnificent facilities, with a great hotel for our visitors and, above all, I have to thank the help and support of the Los Gigantes Marina, especially Maximo Calarco (Manager) who has made the work a lot easier. “We have to realise that the Championships are not only a challenge for the organisers and the Canarian teams, but because we are going to host the best of Europe and the world, they are a showcase of what is here on offer for the future. A future that looks good and I will soon give you some very important news for the sport and for the Islands”. The actual competition began yesterday Thursday, October 11th at 4.00pm with the first of three races, followed on the 12th and 13th with the last events and presentations. Finally, here are some of the international skiers taking part: Steven Van Gaeveren: 1st in European Championship European Cup and F1. Dave Vansteelant: 3rd in the European Championships and European Cup 6th F1 and F2 in the World. Nico Bertels: 3rd in the Diamond Race in F1. Vicky Leysen: 3rd in the European Cup of F1. Bertels-Buby: 2nd in the Junior European Championships. Roel Hermans: 2nd in the European Championship and European Cup 5th Seniors. Neil Coppens: 1st Trophy Race in Antwerp in F2.

ADEJE’S Councilwoman for Rural Development and the Environment, Esther Rivero Vargas, is calling out to beekeepers in the municipality, encouraging them to take part in the XVI Regional Honey Contest, organised by the Tenerife Cabildo through the Casa de la Miel. According to the Councillor, Adeje produces good quality, fresh honey and producers deserve to be among the best in the region, as demonstrated by the recent Degusta.me municipal initiative devoted to local honey and cheese. The Cabildo councillor

for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, José Joaquín Bethencourt, explains that this event, the biggest in Spain, has made important progress in the enhancement and dissemination of excellent honey produced on the Island and right across the Canaries. Bethencourt adds that this next contest, to be held on October 23rd and 25th, will be the first in which productions are presented under the Designation of Origin label, (PDO), under which the honeys are marketed. This makes Tenerife the only island with this mark of quality available to consumers.

Huge job losses are in the pipeline for construction sector COALICION Canaria (CC) representative at the State Government, Ana Oramas, has warned the Secretary General of the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, saying: “The strong adjustment applied by this department in the 2013 Budget allowance for roads will affect 2,000 direct jobs and 6,000 indirect on the Islands. “ Oramas was addressing the Development Commission in Congress. The nationalist lawmaker noted,“Far from the objective of the Government to lay the foundations for future employment, these further cuts will result in the suspension of public works, business closures related to construction and thousands of people will be without work”. Oramas noted, in this regard, “The absence of incentives from the government to stimulate the economy and, in this case, the construction and related sectors, further suffocates one of the

fundamental pillars of our economic system and will force many companies to pack up and seek refuge in those countries where, unlike Spain, there is a commitment to public investment.”. At present, there are 19 works ongoing, works whose continuity is, “hanging by a thread,” because the contribution from the state in the last Budget was far from what was agreed in the Joint Monitoring Committee, 2010. In just two years, the State Government has cut the Canaries by almost 292 million euros, from what was due for 2012 and 2013. With 414 million agreed in 2010, the Ministry has provided the Canaries with a little over 68 million in 2012 and only 54 million is expected in 2013. Oramas noted, “The consequences of this significant gap will hit the work force and will result in a disastrous situation for many people in this region, with an unemployment rate of over 32 per cent.”

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A week of mountain sports GRANADILLA de Abona set the benchmark this summer with its variety of sports activities on offer, and now it is introducing a new adventure, with a week dedicated to mountain sports. Sports Councillor Marcos Alonso González, accompanied by the President of the Granadilla Mountaineers Group (GMG), Jose Antonio Rivero Oval, recently presented the ‘First Mountain Week’ initiative, to be held from November 3rd to11th, an eight-day sporting event with various activities aimed at professionals, amateurs and walkers. Gonzalez stressed that this is a very comprehensive programme which includes different pastimes that should appeal to all skill levels and see plenty of people participating. In the municipality, “We have a significant mountain area, highlighted by Guajara at 2,718 meters altitude, the third-highest summit of the island, and a

network of trails where you can enjoy various mountain sports. “So here at the Department of Sports, we wanted to take advantage of these natural resources that we have, and the growing demand for this sport, and organise an

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intensive and interesting week that will take us through the Cruz de Tea, el Pinar, Las Vegas, Madre del Agua and Granadilla, besides the possibility of biking from the coast up to the mountain via a mountain bike route and Open Climbing, among other

things”. The representative from the group of mountaineers explained that the first mountain trail, on November 3rd, is in two stages of 10.5 and 19 kilometres; open-house days and climbing, as well as an introductory course in nature

photography by Juanmi Alemany, and talks on the island’s network of trails, a documentary of Everest and mountains of the world and more. Alonso González projects like these could not be realised without the

collaboration of many individuals and businesses, and thanked them all, as well as taking the opportunity to encourage and invite those who wish to enjoy this great adventure sports week. For more information go to www.granadilladeabona.org

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No discount for highfliers THE Development Ministry has announced that it will be putting a ceiling on the price of tickets that will be eligible for air travel between the mainland and the Islands or Ceuta and Melilla. However, 50 per cent will still be paid on the approved ticket fare, said Secretary General of Transport, Carmen Librero. Librero believes, “It is not normal”, especially in the current economic climate, for the government to be subsidising the price of airline tickets that cost as much as 600 euros or 550 euros when, according to their data, the average rates for these tickets are 120 and 70 euros, respectively.

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“Airlines are working in a free market and, therefore, it is normal to put prices at their discretion, but the state must know what it is subsidising, since it is being done with the Spanish taxpayer’s money,” she added. In this regard, the Secretary General of Transport will, in 2013, “intensify” the checks carried out by the Ministry in the granting of these subsidies since 2012. “This inspection will minimise fraud and leave more funds available to legitimate beneficiaries of these grants,” said Librero, who recalled that Development has a budget of 274 million euros to subsidise 50% of the tickets. According to their data, it is estimated that a total of 7.6 million passengers will be entitled to this assistance in 2012.

A rocky battering for scallop-catching Brits BRITISH fishermen were bombarded with rocks by their French counterparts on Monday. The bust-up stems from a row over scallop fishing in the English Channel Some 40 French boats were believed to have surrounded five British vessels 20 miles off the coast of Le Havre in Normandy. British crew members said some of the boats tried to ram them, and that rocks and

flares and other missiles were thrown during the clash. The French Navy had to intervene and the row was finally defused after a meeting between the warring factors. A spokesman for the Marine Management Organisation (MMO), which manages the UK fishing fleet, said: “As soon as we were made aware of the situation, we contacted the French authorities and encouraged them to intervene. “We are continuing high-

level negotiations with our French counterparts to seek assurances that these issues will not recur.” British trawlers are allowed to fish for scallops all year round, whereas fishermen in France have their activities limited during a five-month period, which ends on 1st October. Monday’s stand-off happened on the French side of the English Channel, although an international agreement allows British fishermen access to French waters. Figures

from the MMO show that in 2011, British fishermen landed 157,000 tons of shellfish, including scallops, valued overall at £290m. In total, 83 UK vessels spent almost 10,000 days fishing for scallops in the area where the row erupted. A spokesman for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, responsible for ensuring safety at sea, said: “The French authorities are continuing to monitor the situation, which we now believe has been resolved.”

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www.canarianweekly.com SHARES in insurer Direct Line opened up yesterday as it floated on the London stock market. The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) set the final price of stock in its insurance arm at 175p, ahead of the start of conditional trading. This meant that the value of the company was an estimated £2.625bn which is lower than many City analysts expected. Direct Line Group offers insurance on homes, cars,

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pets and travel, owns a number of household brands including Churchill, Green Flag and Privilege. It’s Britain’s largest motor insurer and stockbrokers had reported strong interest for

shares from members of the general public. RBS said it had raised £787m from the sale of 30% of the company, or 450 million shares. Richard Hunter, head

of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown, said “thousands” of buyers had registered for shares since the pricing range was announced. “The issue seems to have captured the retail investor’s

imagination, with a wellknown brand in the midst of a turnaround story appealing. “The additional possibility of a decent dividend yield is also an attraction given the current interest rate environment.” RBS is 82% owned by the taxpayers in the UK it must

sell a majority stake in the group by the end of next year and the rest of its shares by the end of 2014. It has been under pressure to secure a good price for the business to reduce the loss to taxpayers. Unconditional trading of shares will begin on October 16.

Man killed as van tumbles 100ft A BODY was found inside a van which fell from cliffs on the Isle of Wight in the early hours of yesterday (Thursday). The vehicle ended up in the sea after dropping 100 feet from Culver Cliffs, soon after police had received a phone call raising concerns

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about the safety of a local man. Efforts by rescuers to reach the van were initially hampered by poor weather and the incoming tide. A spokesman for Hampshire Constabulary said: “Detectives are in the process of informing the family of a missing 20-yearold man from Newport. “The discovery of the body is not being treated as suspicious.”

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Ring out the bells for 100-year anniversary of the First World War

PUBLIC figures in the Uk are calling for shops to be closed and major sporting fixtures postponed to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the First World War, in 2014. In a letter to The Times newspaper, they also say that flags should be flown at half-mast from every town hall in the country on Remembrance Day 2014, as well as extending the traditional silence at the Cenotaph. The missive reads: “As the generation who fought in that war passes on, remembrance should become more valued, as long as we all know this shared history. “In our view, Britain should

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mark Remembrance Sunday in 2014 as a very special Sunday.” The letter is signed by MPs including David Lammy, Andrew Rosindell, and Kwasi Kwarteng. Other public figures involved include journalist Mihir Bose, Colonel Charles Garraway, and public policy expert Philip Blond. A poll by the think-tank British Future found that 83% believe bells should ring across the country and 54% say major sports games should be moved to other days. But it’s 50-50 on whether shops should shut for the day. Sunder Katwala, director of British Future, told the Guardian newspaper: “The centenary of the Great War should be the next great national moment, bringing us together - as the Jubilee and Olympics did this year.”

Pinkie Pie given a bounty from Google A SMART teenager has made £37,446 for hacking into Google, legitimately, for a second time, during a competition. Google offers the “bug bounty” to hackers who can find security problems with its products. And the youngster, known as Pinkie Pie, found holes in the Chrome web browser

which were described by Google as “critical”. According to VentureBeat (a technology blog), Google described the discovery as “another beautiful piece of work”. Google experts fixed the problem with a software update about 10 hours after the bug was identified. The competition took place on Tuesday at a conference called Hack in the Box in Kuala Lumpur,

Malaysia. The reverseengineering enthusiast had applied for a job at Google in 2011 but did not hear back from the company. But Google unveiled its Chromium Security Rewards Programme in 2010 and Pinkie has taken full advantage with his hacker’s know-how. Google opened the latest “Pwnium” contest in August offering a total of $2m (£1.2m) prize-money. “Full

exploits” were offered up to £37,446, with “partial exploits” getting up to £6241. The teenager also won £37,446 in February during the first Pwnium competition. Google is not the only company offering rewards for highlighting system vulnerabilities. Facebook has a programme which pays users at least £312 to spot holes in its systems.

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Atol certificates are a must-have TRAVEL agents and tour operators selling holidays involving a flight with hotels or car hire must now give travellers a certificate explaining how their holidays are protected.

The Atol Certificate must be given out to everyone who buys a holiday that is covered by the Atol scheme, which protects your money if a company involved in the holiday goes bust before you depart and guarantees you will be brought home if the company collapses while you are abroad. New laws increasing the number of holidays protected by Atol have been in force since April, but from this month it is now a legal obligation for retailers to give you a certificate. Failure to do so is a criminal offence, which could ultimately be punished by two years in jail. You should be given a

certificate, stating what parts of your holiday have financial protection, what company is giving you that protection, and what you are entitled to if that company goes bust. You should be given a certificate in three circumstances. The most simple is if you buy a traditional package holiday, covered by the European Package Travel Directive. Another is what is known as a Flight Plus holiday, which is

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not covered by the Package Travel Directive, but does have the financial protection of the UK’s Atol scheme. The third is if you buy only a flight from a retailer that is not the airline. Sales of holidays by airlines themselves are not covered by the Atol scheme, so you should not expect an Atol Certificate from airlines. Which? thinks reforms to the Atol system could go further by bringing airlines into the scheme.

Always ask for an Atol Certificate if you buy a package, Flight Plus holiday or a flight from a retailer other than the airline. If you are not offered one consider whether you should book the holiday, and report the retailer to the Civil Aviation Authority. A Which? spokesperson said: ‘Travel agents and tour operators are, by law, required to issue Atol certificates which are vital for holidaymakers to know the level of protection they have for their holiday. We would advise consumers not to book through a travel agent or tour operator who is unable to issue an Atol certificate for an Atolprotected holiday.’ A Which spokesperson added, “From 1st October travel agents are, by law, required to issue Atol certificates which are vital for holidaymakers to know the level of protection they have for their holiday. We would advise consumers not to book through a travel agent who is unable to issue an Atol certificate.”

Rooneys have another little star twinkling

MANCHESTER UNITED star Wayne Rooney and his wife, Coleen, are “thrilled” to be expecting their second child. Coleen revealed the news on Twitter, telling her 840,000 followers the baby was due in May. She tweeted: “A few people guessed, so news is out ha!! Me wayne and Kai are thrilled that we are expecting a new addition to our family around May time x.” This was followed by a second message, saying: “Its still only early but bursting with excitement! Also wanted the news to come from us, before anyone else!??.”

The couple, who were childhood sweethearts, already have a son, Kai, who was born in November 2009. Wayne, also a top England player, has spoken before about how fatherhood gave him a bigger kick than his football career. And he described becoming a father as the “proudest moment of my life”. Coleen’s career has flourished in recent years, with her own column in Closer and OK! magazines, presenting a TV show with Sir Trevor McDonald and making her own series, Coleen’s Real Women, for ITV. They were married in a lavish ceremony in June 2008, when they were both 22.

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Corden and pal Rankin combine for a spoof on charity adverts

JAMES CORDEN, who first came to prominence in TV comedy series Gavin and Stacey, has appeared in a spoof advert. The video, shot by photographer and director Rankin, is a cheeky look at how, or how not, to do a charity advert. It has been made to help support the development organisation Sightsavers, and the pair hoped to use comedy to spread the word about World Sight Day, which took place yesterday (Thursday). “Charity campaigns are saturated with negative images, so this film is about making people connect with

something, being honest and human,” said Rankin. “For the project, I suggested that we went for something positive instead and James was the perfect man for the job. We wrote the script with him in mind. He is a great actor, friendly and funny.” Corden, who recently received critical acclaim in New York for his awardwinning performance in One Man, Two Guvnors, said: “When Rankin asked me, it took me all of two seconds to say yes! It is such an important charity that means a lot to me.” Rankin was involved with the project from conception. There are 39 million people in the world who are blind, yet 80% of blindness is preventable or curable.

Death-crash runaways end ‘nightmare’ after six years A COUPLE who featured on Crimestoppers’ Most Wanted list last month have surrendered after six years on the run following a death crash. Driver Wayne Smith, who killed a pedestrian in a hitand-run smash, and his partner, Julie Anne Skelding, are being held in a police cell after giving themselves up in Cyprus, where they were hiding out. Smith said when interviewed before his arrest that their time on the run had become a “living nightmare”. He jumped bail after a conviction for causing death by dangerous driving. His partner joined him when, soon afterwards, she was found guilty of giving him a false alibi. They had been exposed on the latest Most Wanted list released by Crimestoppers and the UK’s Serious Organised Crime Agency. Smith told Sky News: “I want to go back and face justice. It’s about closure for me, and closure for the family of the

When convicted, Smith had been an account executive with a mobile-phone company. He was driving behind a friend’s car when it hit Mr Idrees as he crossed a suburban road. Smith’s car then dragged the 22-year-old for more than 100 metres before he pulled over and found the young man dead under his vehicle. He said he drove off because a large group of Asian men were running towards him, and he feared they would attack and kill him. Smith also said the couple were already considering returning to Britain before the“Most Wanted appeal. He was employed as an odd-job man in Cyprus, while 40-year-old Skelding worked in various bars used by British expats. Smith said: “It has become a living nightmare because, eventually, your passport runs out. I never wanted to escape justice. I wanted time to consider my actions because I felt I was unfairly convicted. “I was involved in a tragic accident. It was hurtful to see myself described as Most Wanted. I would never put

myself in that category, with terrorists and murderers.“ What I did was wrong. I killed a man, but it wasn’t intentional. I was charged with the wrong offence and I am going back to launch an appeal.” The couple informed the British High Commission three weeks ago that they wanted to surrender, but their return was complicated because his passport and Northern Cyprus visa had expired. Her documents were still valid. To surrender, Smith had to leave the north and cross the border to the Greek south, where police were waiting with a European Arrest Warrant. But he feared the Turkish border guards would arrest him first and jail him for document violations before he could cross to the Greek side. In the end, though, the guards waved him through, and the couple were arrested in the south. They have been held in a police station in the capital Nicosia, where Smith surrendered. The couple will be put on a plane and extradited.

‘Bond’ to the rescue as Chinese luxury food farm is forbidden SIR ROGER MOORE, one of the most popular James Bond stars of all, has leapt into action again and he’s on the verge of turning 83! The veteran British actor, who celebrates his birthday on Sunday, lent his weight to a campaign against a licence to kill millions of geese at a huge British-backed foie gras factory farm in China, and succeeded. The campaign was backed by animal welfare charities, including the Humane Society International (HSI), Compassion in World Farming, and the RSPCA. British firm Creek Projects Investments Ltd had planned to finance the £10m project to build one of the biggest facilities in the world producing the luxury liver pate. Based in the Jiangxi Province, it would have had eight million ducks and two

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man who died. Their loss is tragic and I sympathise - and I’m truly and deeply sorry. No one wants to turn back the clock more than I do if I could.” The 38-year-old is facing a lengthy jail sentence for causing the 2005 death of Mohammed Idrees in Birmingham. Smith said he had fled England because he was suffering from stress and had received death threats, which were not taken seriously by the police. Yet the couple survived undetected in the Turkishcontrolled north of the divided island because, although many Brits live and holiday there, it has no extradition treaty with the UK. Smith added: “This is no holiday lifestyle here. We have no money and struggle from day to day to make ends meet. “We have been lucky to make some unbiased friends, and they have supported us. No one knew our background but, obviously, they do now. “I didn’t come here and change my name or my appearance. When someone has challenged me, I’ve told the truth.”

million geese slaughtered every year to produce 1,000 tonnes of foie gras. Producing the delicacy is horrific. It involves forcefeeding birds by placing a tube down their throats and pumping large amounts of food directly into their stomachs, causing the liver to become enlarged by up to 10 times its normal size. Foie gras force-feeding is banned in the UK, even though the product is still available from fine-food specialists and in restaurants. The actor called on the Chinese authorities to halt all foie gras production, saying in a petition letter: “Foie gras is sold as a luxury product,

but there is nothing luxurious about animal cruelty. “Force-feeding geese massive quantities of food, by ramming a metal tube down their throat until their livers become obese, is quite rightly banned in Britain. So I am utterly appalled that a British company would fund this cruelty in China. “I urge the Chinese authorities to show compassion and kindness by shutting down foie gras production in China altogether. In a modern society, there is no place for this extreme animal cruelty.” Creek Projects announced on its website in April that

the foie gras operation had been suspended because of “concerns from the public”. The company’s directors called for a review “to include input from animal welfare and environmental experts to address any issues which may or may not exist”. Animal welfare campaigners have now received confirmation from China that the construction will not go ahead, following months of appeals and petitions in the UK and China. An HSI spokesperson said the project was “definitely not going ahead”, and that its representatives in China had learned that the Creek Projects facility had been abandoned. Campaigners sent a petition letter in June to Jianxi Province officials in China, co-signed by a number of organisations - and included the message from Sir Roger. Appeals were also sent to the Chinese Embassy in London, and the headquarters of Creek Projects Investments in Huntingdon.

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So many dogs, - and so many homes sought

ACCION DEL SOL will be open to the public on the last weekend of the month (2728th Oct) to enable visitors to have a good look around the magnificent refuge. It will be open between 4-6pm, and you will be able to view the 200-plus dogs looking for new homes. If adoption of a dog is beyond your scope, perhaps you might have some spare time to assist in dog-walking. The refuge is situated at the Poligono Industrial Estate, Granadilla (Exit 51 on the TF1, right next to the windmills). It is normally open to the public from Monday-Friday between 3-6pm. Please call 922 778 630 for more information. A few Accion animals visited Sunday’s dog show at El Medano, where they were all very well behaved. And one happy dog found a new home which was excellent news. Sadly, more and more

dogs are taken to the refuge by Protection Civil. Accion has collaborations with the municipalities of Guia De Isora, Granadilla and Arona, so all dogs collected from their streets all arrive at the refuge. Another interesting article from Dr Hoelscher, head vet at Accion’s German sponsor Aktiontier, highlights the dangers of giving your cats or dogs human drugs if they show signs of fever or pain. “They can be fatal,” he warns. “Paracetamol, which can be found in almost every household, can cause severe poisoning to cats - just one tablet can cause your pet to have various ailments, such as difficulty breathing, vomiting, diarrhoea, a racing heart or their bones going cold.” Without the aid of professional veterinary treatment, such as the administration of charcoal preparations, which will prevent further toxins being absorbed into the body the outlook is not good. The vet says it would be better to give your pet nothing and seek help from a vet as soon as possible.

Live Arico (PAWS) news Our thanks to … All who were involved, and who supported our event last Wednesday at Restaurant Maria, El Nautico Suites, Golf del Sur, to raise money for the Fasnia Refuge dogs. An excellent night’s entertainment featured Aidy Evans, Andy Phillips, Michaela, Ian Anderson, Tanya Tevaro, and Colin Stevens. Restaurant owner Patricia Dojorti and her staff provided a fantastic buffet at cost price, which meant a 630-euro total was raised for the dogs. This will provide medicines and instruments so that our in-house vet, Cesario Bertoldi, can carry out many on-site procedures. From this month, Live Arico PAWS will be paying for all vet care for the Fasnia dogs. Upcoming Events On 9th November, we will be raising funds on the Top Square, Golf del Sur, to finance the vet care of a special lady called Bess. She is a year old and was abandoned on Golf del Sur recently with a debilitating leg injury, which we have pledged to sort out. Cruelly, her leg was broken at the shoulder several

to all within, and outside of Live Arico who begged borrowed and sweated blood and tears to get these dogs away. It’s raining puppies We have so many puppies to rehome. With Live Arico’s help, a litter of young pups were rescued from the Guaza mountain wild pack and are being hand-fed by Sarah Wilson until they are old enough to be adopted. For photos please check our Facebook page. On top of this, a litter of four pups were dumped on Amarilla Golf last week. The official channels could not

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months ago and left to mend itself. This now must be corrected so that Bess can have the mobility she deserves. Dogs for UK arrive Following the success of the Movie Musical Madness event held in Coral Mar Square, Silencio in August, we are pleased say that all who gave up their time, and those who came to support on the day, the six dogs have now arrived safely in the UK and are with their new families. Thanks must go to Alice and Mark at Poochies, Sharon Edens, and Linda Smethurst for fostering these dogs, and

help so in the end, Live Arico’s Linda went to collect them, and they are in her home. They will be big, but they are stunning dogs: again, see our Facebook page for up-todate photos. If you can offer a permanent, loving home to any of these pups, please call Sue on 629 388102. A sum of 70 euros, payable at Hospivet Sur, will supply the pups with vaccinations, chip and passport. Our best-bargain shops We have some fantastic bargains in our three shops. We are in Los Cristianos, Churchill Square, opposite the play park by the harbour, and open from 10am to 4pm daily, including Sundays. Our San Eugenio shop, opposite Hotel La Niña, by Amandas Bar, opens Monday to Saturday, from 10am-4pm. And our original shop in Costa del Silencio opens Monday to Saturday, 11am-5pm. Important phone numbers Adoption Hotline: 682 517 045. Heidi speaks Spanish, English and German. General Enquiries: Linda Smethurst (617 374 816) or Siobhan Fergusen (630 857 626).

They were also delighted to introduce an international singer and his group, Shanty and Co, who are new to the Island. They got the event off to a fantastic start at Starlights, Coral Mar Square, Costa del

Silencio, where Liz provided her usual hospitality and superb food. Local entertainer Dave Tracey, dressed to fit the theme, then guided members through the evening skilfully, with a wide range of music.

The club’s next event will also be at Starlights, on 27th October. CAPTION: Dave Tracey welcomes everyone, and even joins in the fun with his own Hawaiian costume

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It’s all downhill for fearless Phil after his tragic motorbike crash BY his own admission, Phil Hall is “a bit of a nutter”, and it doesn’t take long to discover that his self-assessment is spot-on. The 40-year-old is an adrenaline addict who thrives on danger - the more the danger, the better it suits him, which isn’t necessary a good thing, especially for family and friends, for obvious reasons. But Phil is not your ordinary bloke in the street, or a keepfit fanatic, say. When he’s not hurtling down rough-terrain tracks in forests from great heights, he runs the most exclusive sporting club in Britain. From his wheelchair! That’s because a fateful motorbike accident nine years ago left him with a broken back and, as he subsequently discovered, a severed spine which rendered him paralysed from the waist down. It goes without saying that, at 31, it was the darkest moment of his life. And life was to get even gloomier before he found the brightest of lights, and in the most spectacular way. “I’ve always loved motorbikes but I honestly wasn’t going fast on this particular night,” said Phil, who had moved to Tenerife four years earlier, in 1999. “It happened on the Adeje roundabout while I was on the way home from a night out with friends at a restaurant. “I got on to the roundabout and the bike just slid from under me. Police believe there was either sand or diesel on the road. I blacked out and I have no recollection of the crash. “I was taken to the Green Hospital in Las Americas, and then swiftly to Candelaria Hospital in Santa Cruz. I was doped up for much of the time, so I felt no pain.” From there, two weeks later, his parents brought him back to Southport Spinal Unit, where he received specialist treatment for three months before being sent home to Preston. Depression soon set in while he was in hospital, where his over-riding feeling was:“That’s it. My life’s over. This is the end.” But he was taught a salutary lesson one day, which restored his faith: “An 18-year-old boy was put the bed next to mine,” said Phil. “He’d been playing football and had broken his neck severely. My first thought

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was, ‘Poor bloke - at least I’ve had a life’.” Little did he know that he was about to discover a new life, embarking on the most incredible journey and, introducing on the way, a revolutionary sport to the UK. And it happened by sheer luck. Phil, a qualified printer and graphic designer, was invited to take part in a game of wheelchair basketball during a visit to Stoke Mandeville Hospital, in Aylesbury. Buckinghamshire, which is among the foremost spinal injury centres in the world. It was founded by Professor Sir Ludwig Guttmann in 1944 to treat servicemen who had sustained spinal cord injuries in World War II. He believed that active sport, even from a wheelchair, was a major method of therapy for his patients and thus, the annual Stoke Mandeville Games arrived, later to become the Paralympics. True enough, joining a basketball team put some purpose back into Phil’s life. But he yearned for high adventure - the thrills and scares of mountain-biking down rough tracks in forests, as he had done in the year before his accident. Salvation came in the form of a poster he happened upon one day advertising ‘Fourcross’ four-wheel mountain bikes for paraplegics. But a desperate trawl through every advertising medium in the UK failed to reveal the whereabouts of these machines. Eventually, he discovered the source: Colorado, where an American company ran an Action Centre, with courses designed

for paraplegics. He flew to the States as soon as possible, having contacted the centre - “my mum thought I was bonkers” - and for two glorious days he was in his element again, though chaperoned closely by an expert. “By the fourth day, they just pointed to the bike when I arrived and let me get on with it,” he said with a grin. “I was really buzzing, and they knew it!” It opened his eyes to a new way of coping with life as a paraplegic and, in 2007, armed with his own £8,000 downhill bike, shipped in from Canada, he founded the Rough Riderz club with pal Dave Bower, also a paraplegic. Before long, they had established some roughterrain tracks in Whinlatter Forest, in the Lake District. In 2008, they were featured on national TV in the BBC’s Countryfile, hosted by the evergreen John Craven. It gave the club a huge boost, especially when they were filmed belting down one their trails. "It gave me a massive buzz and we decided to start Taster Days, where people

could come along, have a day’s training and get a feel for the action.,” said Phil. “But the first time we ran one, it was tipping down with rain and I told Dave we’d give it half-an-hour or so, then clear off home,” he recalled. “Eventually, four people turned up, three of them ablebodied, and my heart sunk. I thought they’d be bored, but they all loved it.” From that humble beginning, the club grew steadily, and there are now Rough Riderz trails in Wales and Scotland. The aim is to set up a series of satellite sections of the club throughout the UK, featuring, eventually, interbranch competitions. “Our main problem has been the prohibitive cost of the bikes,” said Phil. “But we have made contact with an engineer at Swansea University, who is making a carbon-copy of my bike and will then produce a British prototype much cheaper. “The scheme is called Project GravityX, and he reckons he can get the cost down to £5,000. For that, a rider will get a super deluxe model

with all mod-cons.” Forget the idea of seat and chassis plonked on top of four wheels. Phil’s ‘Fourcross’ bike is, as he says, a “people-puller - a mean machine” because it is absolutely stunning. There are no pedals, naturally, because they are built for paraplegics, and each wheel has a sophisticated hydraulic braking system and independent suspension, which is vital in view of the rough trails down which the riders race. To make braking much like an ordinary bike, there are two levers on each side of the handlebars, one set operating the front wheels and the other the back pair. And the levers are welded together, so that when one double lever is pulled, the pressure is applied to both wheels together, either front or back. There’s also a big belt to strap the riders in and keep them secure. “Able-bodied people love having a go,” said Phil. “But they don’t like the idea of being strapped in.” So why on earth would Phil abandon his Lake District tracks to spend a month in his

beloved Tenerife? “Because,” he says, with a glint in his eye, “there are some fantastic downhill trails over here. “I brought my Rough Riderz wagon, complete with my Fourcross bike and threewheel mountain bike (made in Alaska, of all places), and I’ve had the best holiday ever on the Island. “I’ve ridden nearly every day with my old mountain-bike mates who are all able-bodied, and it has been a wonderful experience. I can’t wait to come again.” By the way, Phil’s club is strictly non-profit-making. “I don’t earn a penny out of it and I don’t want to,” he said after the busiest of months. “I’m only interested in getting people on my bike, especially paraplegics, in the hope that they can also find a life outside their wheelchairs. That’s the other great buzz in my life.” To get an idea of four-wheel downhill mountain biking, click on to http://www. roughriderz.co.uk and witness some incredible footage of Phil, Dave and others in action. It really is mind-blowing.

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Miranda BBC1, 20:30 Tilly's fiancee Rupert is on army leave and their wedding plans are in full swing. Miranda is set up with Rupert's ghastly best man Ping Pong Charlie at the same time as Stevie and Clive set her up with a 'special someone' else. Her date with the 'special someone' gives Miranda a new-found confidence that Ping Pong Charlie and Rupert find irresistible. How will she shakeoff Ping Pong Charlie? Should she tell Tilly about Rupert's advances, and more importantly, how long will the 'special someone' wait for a kiss? Starring: Miranda Hart, Patricia Hodge, Tom Ellis, Sarah Hadland, James Holmes, Sally Phillips

06:00 ...........................Breakfast 09:15......... Helicopter Heroes 10:00 .................. Homes Under the Hammer 11:00 ..............................Britain's Empty Homes 11:30 ............ Cash in the Attic 12:15 ...................Bargain Hunt 13:00 .......... BBC News at One 13:30......... BBC London News 13:45 ............................. Doctors 14:15 .........................Only Fools and Horses 15:05 .......... Horrible Histories 15:35 .............. Lockie Leonard 15:55....................................LĂŠon 16:00 .................... Hacker Time 16:30 .........................Blue Peter 17:00 ......................Newsround 17:15 ........................... Pointless 18:00 ....... BBC News at Six 19:00 ..........The One Show 19:30 .............Nigel Slater's Dish of the Day Making the Most of it. Nigel Slater returns with a new cookery series, in which he shows how - with a bit of culinary creativity - he turns the contents of his weekly shop into seven delicious dishes, one for every day of the week. Along the way, he proves that adding new flavours to everyday ingredients can make them sensational, shows how he makes the most of a glut or a special offer at the shops, and how to create culinary magic in just one pan. As he works his way through his weekly shop in this episode, Nigel shows ways to cook with an abundance of ingredients, whether a glut from the garden or a special offer in the shops.

20:00 ............... EastEnders 20:30 .................... Miranda 21:00 .................. Have I Got News for You 21:30 ... Me and Mrs. Jones 22:00 ...... BBC News at Ten 22:35 ... Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow 23:05 .... Live at the Apollo 23:35 ............. The National Lottery Friday Night Draws 23:45 ................ EastEnders Omnibus

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06:00.................... Children's TV

06:00.......................... Daybreak

07:40 ............................. Eliot Kid

08:30............................. Lorraine

07:55 ...................... Newsround

09:25 ....................... The Jeremy Kyle Show

08:00 ...................... What's New Scooby-Doo?

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

08:20.................................... LĂŠon

11:25........................... ITV News

08:25 ....................Mister Maker Comes to Town

11:30................... This Morning

08:45 ........................ I Can Cook

13:30 ........................... ITV News and Weather

09:00 ......... The Adventures of Abney and Teal 09:15.............................. Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 09:25 ........................Wibbly Pig 09:40........ The Koala Brothers 09:50 ............... Get Squiggling 10:05 ....... Nuzzle and Scratch: Frock and Roll 10:25 ......................Driver Dan's Story Train

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

14:00 ....................... Dickinson's Real Deal David and his dealers Karen Dalmeny, Tony Geering, Janice Kehoe and David Ford head for Macclesfield. Car mascots, a royal yacht sailor's hat and a gold Waltham pocket watch are some of the items on offer - but some silver flatware steals the show.

15:00 ............................ The Alan Titchmarsh Show

10:40 ......................... Waybuloo

16:00 .................... May the Best House Win

11:00...... In the Night Garden

17:00 .........................The Chase

11:30............. BBC World News

18:00 ........London Tonight

12:00 ............The Daily Politics

18:30 .................... ITV News and Weather

13:00 .......................Restoration Roadshow

19:00 ............... Emmerdale

13:30 .....To Buy or Not to Buy 14:15 ...........The Weakest Link 15:00 ... Wanted Down Under 15:45 .................... Paul Martin's Handmade Revolution 16:30 ........................Breakaway 17:15 ........Antiques Road Trip 18:00 .................. Eggheads 18:30 ............ Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two 19:00 .................. The Many Faces of Les Dawson 20:00 .............. Mastermind 20:30 ..... Gardeners' World 21:00 .......Servants: The CW True Story of CHOICE Life Below Stairs 22:00 ...............................QI 22:30 ................ Newsnight 23:00 .................... The Book Review Show 23:50 ............... Later... with Jools Holland

19:30 .................FIFA World Cup Qualifier 22:10 ............... ITV News at Ten and Weather 22:45 .................FIFA World Cup Qualifier 23:45 .............................The Unforgettable... Spike Milligan. Writer, musician, Goon, poet, artist and humanitarian, perceived as genius and madman in equal measure, Spike Milligan was a man whose life was full of contradiction, controversy and comedy. This intimate tribute includes previously unseen home movies and photographs from Spike's personal collection as well as classic comedy clips. Spike's family and lifelong friends provide a true insight into a man who was much misunderstood. With contributions from Spike's children, his manager Norma Farnes, Eric Sykes, Terry Jones, Paul Merton and for the first time, his secret daughter, Romany.

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Friday Friday Friday 12 October 06:00 ............. Barclays Premier League World

06:15....................Children's TV

06:00................. Childeren's TV

08:00 ............Everybody Loves Raymond

08:15 .........................Peppa Pig

08:55 ................................Frasier

08:45 ......Bananas in Pyjamas

10:00...Undercover Boss USA 11:00......... A Place in the Sun

09:00 ...................Abby's Flying Fairy School

12:00............. Channel 4 News

09:15 .............The Wright Stuff

12:05 ..... Come Dine with Me

11:10 ..................................Shark

07:00 ............. Tennis-Shanghai Masters 1000

14:05 .................... Phil Spencer: Secret Agent

08:30 ... Roary the Racing Car

A round-up of all the latest headlines from the Barclays Premier League. Including interviews with players and managers, vital team news and insider knowledge.

06:00 ..............Best of Oops TV

06:00....... Nothing to Declare

07:00............... Modern Family

07:00 ................................ Maury

07:30 .......................The Middle

08:00 ................America's Next Top Model

08:00 ............................. Dog the Bounty Hunter

09:00 .................Jerry Springer

08:30 ............................. Dog the Bounty Hunter

10:00 .......Nothing to Declare

09:00 .........................Road Wars

11:00 ...............Passport Patrol

12:05 .........The Family Recipe

15:00 ..... ATP Tour Uncovered

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

11:30 ...............Passport Patrol

12:10 ........5 News Lunchtime

15:30 ............. Barclays Premier League World

12:00 .................. Stargate SG-1

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

15:10 ..................... Countdown

12:15 ........................ CSI: Miami

16:00 ..............Deal or No Deal

13:15 ............Home and Away

17:00 ..... Come Dine with Me

13:45 ..................... Neighbours

18:00 ...........The Simpsons

14:15............................... CSI: NY

18:30 ................. Hollyoaks

15:15....... What I Did for Love

19:00 ....... Channel 4 News

17:00 ......................5 News at 5

19:55 ..............4thought.tv

17:30 ..................... Neighbours

20:00 ................... Baggage

18:00 ....... Home and Away

21:00 ................The Million Pound Drop Live

18:30 ...................... 5 News

06:30 ......ATP Tour Uncovered

16:00 .......European Tour Golf 18:00 ... Football's Greatest Franz Beckenbauer. A profile of Germany's Franz Beckenbauer. He is the only player to have captained three European Cup winning sides and has won most of the trophies in world football.

14:00 ..............Dog the Bounty Hunter 14:30 ..............Dog the Bounty Hunter 15:00.................. Stargate SG-1 17:00 .......................... Futurama 18:00 ...Last Man Standing

10:30 .......Nothing to Declare

14:00 ...............Criminal Minds 15:00 ...............Criminal Minds 16:00 ...............Passport Patrol 17:00 .......Nothing to Declare 17:30 .......Nothing to Declare 18:00 .. Nothing to Declare

18:30 ...Football's Greatest

18:30 ........... The Simpsons

19:00 ................. FIFA World Cup Qualifier

19:30 ................The Middle

19:00 ...Heroes of the Skies 22:00 ...............Alan Carr: CW 20:00 ...........Eddie Stobart: Chatty Man CHOICE Trucks and Trailers 23:10 ..............Friday Night 21:00 .......................... NCIS Dinner 22:00 ....... Being Liverpool 23:40 .....................Comedy 23:00 ............... Soho Blues World Cup

22:00 ............... The Fantasy Football Club

20:30 ............................ Spy

23:00 ...................Football's Greatest

21:00 ......................Trollied

20:00 ................ Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model

21:30 ................ Moone Boy

21:00 ........................ Nikita

22:30 . Walking and Talking

22:00 ........ Criminal Minds

23:00 ........ An Idiot Abroad

23:00 ....... Mount Pleasant

06:00 ........Thrillseekers-Earth

07:10 .................. Dragons' Den

06:30 ........................ Golf World Final 2012

08:00.......... The Gadget Show

06:00 ....................Star Trek: The Next Generation

09:00 ..........................Fifth Gear

07:00 .......... Star Trek: Voyager

Drama series telling the story of the famous wizard's young adulthood in Camelot. Camelot basks in the halcyon days of a new golden age. But even as she flowers, so the dark seeds of her destruction are being sown... For in the frozen wastelands of the north, men are disappearing without trace. In search of answers, King Arthur and his knights must undertake a dangerous mission to the unknown. As the sun sets on the icy plains, Merlin finds himself locked in a battle unlike any he has fought before; a battle with fate itself.

10:30 .............Barclays Premier League World

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

08:00 ........................ The X Files

11:00 ..........The Gadget Show

09:00 .........................................ER

11:30.......... The Gadget Show

10:00 ....................Star Trek: The Next Generation

20:00 .... Be Your Own Boss 21:00 ..................Unzipped 21:45 ...... Russell Howard's Good News Extra 22:30 ............... EastEnders 23:00 ......................Cuckoo 23:30 ............... Family Guy

2014 World Cup Qualifier - Republic of Ireland v Germany. The Republic of Ireland face Germany at the Aviva Stadium in a qualifying match for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Giovanni Trapattoni's side defeated Kazakhstan in their opening game.

06:00 .......................Emmerdale 06:55 ..................Life's Funniest Moments 07:15 ....................... The Jeremy Kyle Show US 08:05........................Judge Judy 09:25.....The Real Housewives of New York City 10:30 ....Beauty and the Geek 11:30 .......................Judge Judy 12:00 .......................Emmerdale 13:00 .......................Judge Judy 13:30..The Jeremy Kyle Show 15:40 ....The Real Housewives of New York City 16:40.....Beauty and the Geek 17:30 .......................Judge Judy 18:00 ........The Jeremy Kyle Show US 19:00 ..........Top Dog Mode 20:00 .........Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records

19:00 ........... Pop's Greatest Dance Crazes 19:15 ....................... Merlin

11:00 .................IAAF Athletics 11:30 ...... European Tour Golf 13:30 .............Barclays Premier League World 14:00 ............................Ringside 15:00 ...........Transworld Sport 16:00 ............................Ringside 17:00 ....... ATP Tennis Masters 19:00............................. Football

22:00 ....... World Wrestling Entertainment Late Night Smackdown

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23:30 ...................Football's Greatest

12:00 ..........................Fifth Gear 12:30 ..........................Fifth Gear 13:00 ............................Top Gear 15:00 ..............Motorway Cops 16:00 ............................Top Gear 17:00.............................. Red Bull X-Fighters 2012 18:00 ................... Top Gear 19:00 ........ Motorway Cops 20:00 ................... Top Gear 21:00 .......... Not Going Out 22:20 .........Mock the Week 23:40 ............Men Behaving Badly

20:00 ......... Modern Family

11:00 ....................Star Trek: The Next Generation 12:00........... Star Trek: Voyager 13:00 .........................................ER 14:00 .................................House 15:00 .................................House 16:00 .......... Star Trek: Voyager 17:00 .........................................ER 18:00 ........................House 20:00 .............. Blue Bloods 21:00 ... Boardwalk Empire 22:15 ....................The Wire 23:30 ...................Mad Men

18:30 ... Nothing to Declare 19:00 ........ Criminal Minds

W C CHOICE Servants: The True Story of Life Below Stairs BBC2, 21:00 Series about the real history of Britain's servants. Dr Pamela Cox explores how the 20th century dealt a hammer blow to domestic service as we knew it. It's the story of how - the moment they had a choice - servants left domestic service, leaving the master servant relationship spiralling into decline. The Great War dealt the first blow, as menservants enlisted and women stepped in to fill their roles, both in stately homes and factories. Having had a taste of better working conditions, women were reluctant to return to service, with its hated, now old-fashioned starched cap and apron. Mistresses tried to tempt women back with prettier uniforms and even a Masters and Servants' Ball. Yet radical change came from suburban housewives in a new type of house springing up in the 1930s: the semi-detached home. Here new 'daily' servants used novel technologies like the vacuum cleaner but still had to use the outside toilet.

Alan Carr: Chatty Man Channel 4, 22:00 Alan's sofa is crammed with a bevvy of pop stars as Cheryl Cole talks about her new book, Cheryl: My Story, and boy band McFly give the inside story on their new book, Unsaid Things: Our Story. Comedian Dara O'Briain drops in to talk about his new Craic Dealer tour and music is from Leona Lewis, who performs her latest single, Trouble.

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Saturday Saturday 06:00 ................. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

07:30 ...........................Breakfast

06:00 ................... Children's TV

10:00 ............................ Saturday Kitchen Live

07:55 ..................... The ScoobyDoo Show

11:30 .....................Nigellissima

08:20................................ Dennis and Gnasher

06:50 ........................... Canimals

08:30 .............................Trapped: Ever After

07:05 ....The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes

09:00 ............................12 Again

07:25 .............................Rated 'A' for Awesome

12:00 .........................BBC News 12:10 ........ BBC London News 12:15 ................Football Focus 13:00 .................. F1: Grand Prix Qualifying 14:30 ...................Bargain Hunt 15:25 ...........................Escape to the Country

09:30 ........................... Sorry, I've Got No Head 10:00 ..................... The Ministry of Curious Stuff

06:25 ............................ The Hive 07:00 ........................... Canimals

07:40 .............................Rated 'A' for Awesome 07:50 ................... Horrid Henry

10:25 ............................Splatalot

08:05 ................... Horrid Henry

10:50 ...............Deadly 60 Bites

08:20 ................... Horrid Henry

16:40 ..... A Question of Sport

10:55..................... Prank Patrol

08:35 .......................Shake it Up

17:10 .........................BBC News

11:25.................. Diddy Movies

09:00............ My Phone Genie

17:30 .................Total Wipeout

11:55 ............MOTD Kickabout

09:25........................... ITV News

18:30 ............ Strictly Come Dancing

12:10 .............The Sky at Night

09:30 ....................... The Jeremy Kyle Show US

16:10 ...................... Walk on the Wild Side

Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly host a live dance extravaganza as all 14 couples hit the floor to try and impress the Strictly judges and viewers at home. For the first time this series, the phone lines will be open for the public vote. The celebrities are now dancing for survival, as the two lowest-scoring couples will have to face the dreaded danceoff in Sunday's results show.

20:25 ....................... Merlin 21:10 ....................Casualty 22:00 ............. The National Lottery Saturday Night Draws

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22:10 .................. BBC News 22:30 .................. Good Cop 23:30 ..............The Football League Show

12:30 ......................Animal Park 13:30 .................. Sydney White 15:10 ...........Bicentennial Man 17:15 .................................. Coast The Bafta-winning Coast ventures out to brand new territory, the astonishing man-made shoreline of the Netherlands. Nick Crane explores how ingenious Dutch engineers created massive coastal defences following the great North Sea flood in 1953, which killed thousands of people in the Netherlands and Britain. Nick also discovers how, during the Second World War, traitors from the British Indian Army took part in the Nazi occupation of the tiny isle of Texel. This remarkable remote outpost in the far north of the Netherlands was later the unlikely site for the last battle in Europe of the Second World War; Nick investigates how the island fortress of Texel was torn apart by a murderous fight to the death between Soviet and Nazi soldiers in April 1945. Coast newcomer, historian Tessa Dunlop, is on the trail of 'Tulipmania', the extraordinary trade in tulip bulbs that's said to have nearly bankrupted the Dutch nation nearly 400 years ago.

10:25 ....................... The Jeremy Kyle Show US 11:20 ......................Dinner Date Australia 12:20........................... ITV News and Weather 12:30 ..................All Star Family Fortunes 13:15 ................Jurassic Park III 15:00 ..........Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 17:35 ..............London Tonight 17:50........................... ITV News and Weather 18:05 ...............You've Been Framed! 18:35 ........... Fool Britannia 19:05 ............. Take Me Out

19:15 .... Servants: The True Story of Life Below Stairs

Matchmaker Paddy McGuinness attempts to play cupid for his line-up of single girls. Up for grabs is a dream date on the Isle of Fernando's, but which single boy will bag himself a beauty and who will face the dreaded blackout? Tonight's hopefuls are twins from Cambridge, a club promoter from Newcastle, a yoga instructor from Romford and a young farmer from County Mayo.

20:15 ................ Dad's Army

20:20 ..............The X Factor

20:45 ..........................QI XL 21:30 ...........The Thick of It

22:35 ............ The Jonathan Ross Show

22:00 ............ Gosford Park

23:35 .................... ITV News

17:45 ...........Wartime Farm

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23:50 ..........................Gone

Knowing Channel 4, 21:35 Nicolas Cage stars in Australian director Alex Proyas's science fiction thriller about the discovery of a series of deadly prophecies. Back in 1959, a Boston school buried a time capsule containing the pupils' imaginings of what life would be like in the future; most contributions were in the form of pictures, but one was very different. Now, 50 years later, the experiment has been dug up, and the predictions distributed among the school's current students; the oddity - a long list of numbers that baffles everyone - is given to Caleb Koestler, who takes it home. When Chandler's scientist dad, John, takes a look at it he realises that the list details a series of lethal events, all but three of which have already happened. Convinced he's right, John sets out to both prove his theory and stop the impending disasters. But little does he know the danger he, his family and everyone around him are in.

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06:15............................... FIA GT1 Championship

06:00................... Children' s TV

06:00 .............................Ringside

06:00 ....................Safebreakers

06:00 ...............Passport Patrol

07:50 .................. Little Princess

07:00......... The 10th Kingdom

07:00 ................................ Maury

07:05 .......................... British GT

08:00 ........ Last Man Standing

08:00............... Passport Patrol

07:35 .... FIM Superbike World Championship 2012

08:10 .........The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky

07:00 .................... International Football 08:00.................... International Football

08:30 ........ Last Man Standing

08:30 ...............Passport Patrol

08:00 .......... The Morning Line

08:25 ......... Angelina Ballerina

09:00 ..............World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars

09:00 ............. Grey's Anatomy

09:00 ...................... Real Stories

08:45 ......................Rupert Bear

10:00 .......................Soccer A.M.

10:00 ................The Crush with KFC Krushems

09:00 ...............Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom

10:30 ................Animal Rescue

12:00......... Last Man Standing

11:00 ..........The Biggest Loser

10:35 ............................Revenge

09:15 .............Toby's Travelling Circus

12:30 ................. Ashley Banjo's Secret Street Crew

13:00 ...... Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model

13:30 ........................... A League of Their Own

14:00 ..........................Sing Date

11:35 ..............Suburgatory

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2014 World Cup Qualifier - Republic of Ireland v Germany. The Republic of Ireland face Germany at the Aviva Stadium in a qualifying match for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Giovanni Trapattoni's side defeated Kazakhstan in their opening game.

09:00 ...............Sporting Greats

12:05 .... The Big Bang Theory

09:25 ....Roary the Racing Car

13:10.................. The Simpsons

09:40 ........................Jelly Jamm

09:30 ...................... ATP Masters 1000 Tennis

13:45........... Channel 4 Racing

10:00 ............... Power Rangers: Samurai 10:35 ..................... Batman: The Brave and the Bold

15:55 ......Come Dine with Me 16:25 ......Come Dine with Me 16:55 ......Come Dine with Me 17:25 ......Come Dine with Me 18:25 ........Channel 4 News 18:55 .............. 4thought.tv 19:00 .. Comedy World Cup 20:00 ................The Million Pound Drop Live 21:35 ...............Knowing

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11:10 ...... The Battle of Britain 13:45 ......The Battle of the V.1 15:55 .................................. Anzio 18:10 ...... 5 News Weekend 18:15 ........Charlie's Angels 20:10 ...........................NCIS 21:00 .................CSI: Miami

23:55 ....... Mona Lisa Smile

22:00 .....Live International Boxing

19:00 .......... Pop's Greatest Dance Crazes

06:00 ................................F1 H20 Powerboating

Robert Webb hosts a top 50 countdown of the hippest, sexiest, quirkiest and campest dance crazes of the last 40 years. What turns a simple bit of choreography into a worldwide phenomenon? What do Single Ladies, Thriller, Vogue, Oops Upside Your Head and the Macarena have that the Birdie Song and the Ketchup Song don't? Featuring interviews with Melanie C, Louie Spence, Rufus Hound, Bradley Macintosh, Katy Brand, Craig Revel Horwood, Richard O'Brien, MC Hammer, Carl Douglas, the Village People, Jarvis Cocker, Suggs, Andrew Stone, Shappi Khorsandi, Lisa Scott Lee and Whigfield.

06:30 .......................... European Tour Golf

20:00 ................... Top Gear

08:30 .......................Champions League Weekly

15:30 ............... Modern Family

16:00 ................. Show Me Your Wardrobe

11:30 ...............Sporting Greats

16:00 ............... Modern Family

16:30 ...............Passport Patrol

12:00 .............................Ringside

16:30 ............... Modern Family

17:00............... Passport Patrol

13:00 .............European Rugby

17:00 ............... Modern Family

17:30............... Passport Patrol

15:30 .............European Rugby

18:00 ................ Terra Nova

18:00 ........ Passport Patrol

19:00 ................... A League of Their Own

18:30 ... Nothing to Declare

19:30 ................... A League of Their Own

19:30 ... Nothing to Declare

Heineken Cup Round 1 - Leinster v Exeter. Leinster host Exeter at the RDS Arena in Pool 5 of the 2012/13 Heineken Cup. The home side are the two-time defending champions, while the Chiefs are making their debut in the competition.

20:00 ... Nothing to Declare 20:30 ... Nothing to Declare

21:00 ................ Cop Squad

20:00 ....... European Rugby

22:00 ....Kiss of the Dragon

22:00 ...ATP Tennis Masters

23:55 ........ Dog the Bounty Hunter

06:00 .............Home Shopping 07:10 ..............................Carpool

06:00 .......................... Inside the Actors Studio

06:00 ..................All Star Family Fortunes

08:00 ..Robot Wars Extreme II

07:00 ........................ The British

09:00 ............................Top Gear

08:00 .........................Petrol Age

06:35.......... Coronation Street Omnibus

11:00 ..........................Fifth Gear

09:00 ....................Star Trek: The Next Generation

08:00 ...Emmerdale Omnibus

10:00 ....................Star Trek: The Next Generation

11:50....... Holiday Showdown

12:00 ............................Top Gear

10:00 ...................... Soccer A.M.

15:00................ Have I Got a Bit More News for You

13:00 ......................Man v Food

17:00............................ Top Gear

13:00 ..................... ATP Masters 1000 Tennis

18:00 ................... Top Gear

15:00 ............. Sporting Greats

20:00 ......... Have I Got a Bit More News for You

15:30 ................................F1 H20 Powerboating

20:00 .................Road Wars

19:00 ... Nothing to Declare

17:45 .............European Rugby

09:00 ......................The Fantasy Football Club 12:00 ......................The Fantasy Football Club

10:00 ................Animal Rescue

19:00 ...............Man v Food

11:00 ....................Star Trek: The Next Generation 14:00 ............................. Seinfeld 14:30 ............................. Seinfeld 15:00 .........................................ER 16:00 .........................................ER

21:00 ..................Ladyboys 22:00 ........ Criminal Minds 23:00 ........................Bones

10:55 .........................Girlfri3nds Reality show in which two families go on each other's favourite holidays. The Williams family from Hampshire enjoy a week of good food, wine and golf at a chateau in Bordeaux, but the Matthews clan from Selsey do not appreciate the appeal of seafood banquets and dressing for dinner.

12:55.......................... Free Willy

18:00 .............................. ER

16:00 ....... WWE SmackDown!

21:00 ......... Have I Got a Bit More News for You

21:00 .....Live at the Apollo

18:00 ....WWE Bottom Line

22:00 .................Red Dwarf

21:00 .... Boardwalk Empire

21:45 ...... Russell Howard's Good News Extra

19:00 ........................ Grand Prix Darts

22:40 ......... Have I Got a Bit More News for You

22:15 ............ House of Lies

20:15 ................ Back to the Future Part II

22:50 ...Ronna and Beverly

22:30 ......Meet the Fockers

23:40 ............... Cliffhanger

22:35 .........The Xtra Factor

22:00 .... Currie Cup Rugby

23:50 ................. Hunderby

23:35 ............. Take Me Out

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20:00 ................ The British

15:10 ........... The X Factor USA 18:00 .................. Peter Pan

W C CHOICE Wartime Farm BBC2, 17:45 Historian Ruth Goodman and archaeologists Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn turn the clock back to run Manor Farm in Hampshire exactly as it would have been during the Second World War. The team tackles the conditions faced by British farmers in 1943,when food imports slumped to their lowest level during the war. The government feared a crisis and Britain's farmers were challenged with somehow increasing food production yet again. There were renewed shortages of animal feed so Alex and Peter use some clever 1940s technology to produce a hay crop from grass in the church yard. Ruth enlists some children to help collect herbs that were needed to make medicines during the war and discovers the methods women used to look good despite the restrictions of rationing.

Suburgatory Channel 4, 11:35 When George discovers the box of condoms that Lisa gave to Tessa, he frets about his daughter becoming sexually active but finds it difficult to talk to her about it. Instead, he tries to keep her at home by organising board game nights with her friends. However, the more time Tessa spends with her date Scott, the less attracted to him she becomes, as his only topic of conversation is the time he spent in Africa. Meanwhile, Dallas makes an unpleasant discovery that leads her to come to an important decision about her marriage.

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A Big Mac for Elvis DAVE HANDLEIGH and partner, spanning five years successfully as popular country and western duo Rhythm ’n’ Booze, gigged all over the UK. They also secured regular spots at the Creetown Country Music Festival, the biggest country festival outside of North America. For your information, Creetown is set in the heart of beautiful Dumfries and Galloway. In 2008, Dave and wife, Mary, moved to Tenerife, where he immediately found work with various cover compère spots, before teaming up

with Kelvin Cameron Reid to become the duo Rokk Solid. At the same time, Dave created his own tribute show

- Elvis McPresley. Rokk Solid parted early this year and so, along with his own unique homage to the King, he went solo as Dave Mac, performing a mixture of country, soul and rock ’n’ roll. He now splits his time between the two shows, as well as occasionally covering for compères. See both of him here: Mondays: 9.30pm Rendezvous Bar and Bistro, Golf del Sur, Elvis McPresley Saturdays: alternately, 10pm - The Albatross, Silencio; 9.30pm - The Rendezvous, Golf del Sur, Dave Mac show

06:00 ..................F1: Grand Prix

07:00................... Children's TV

06:00 ......................Engie Benjy

Korean Grand Prix. Jake Humphrey presents live and uninterrupted coverage of the Korean Grand Prix, the 16th of 20 races in the 2012 calendar. The race has proved eventful since its introduction in 2010, and Sebastian Vettel's victory last year helped clinch a second consecutive constructors' championship for Red Bull. Double world champion Vettel is finding the going tougher this season, with 2010 race winner Fernando Alonso leading the challenge as he pursues a first world title for six years. Lewis Hamilton is another former world champion vying to stay in contention, and he has finished runner-up at the Korean International Circuit in the two previous years. Commentary comes from Ben Edwards and David Coulthard, with expert analysis by Eddie Jordan.

08:15 ...................Paradise Cafe

06:10 ..............Jungle Junction

08:40.......................... Wingin' It

06:25 ..............Jungle Junction

09:00 ............................12 Again

06:35 .................Signed Stories

09:30................ Junior Bake Off

06:40 .................Signed Stories

10:00 ............Saturday Kitchen Best Bites

06:45 ..................................Monk

11:30 .......................... The Great British Bake Off

07:00 ........................... Canimals

09:15 ......................The Andrew Marr Show 10:15 ...............................Sunday Morning Live 11:15............... Sunday Politics 12:35 ...................Bargain Hunt

The Wonder of Tiny TINY Bit of Elvis (not his real name) was born in the Lake District, Cumbria, and travelled with his

DURING his 20 years on Tenerife, David J Cocker, aka Didi, couldn’t fail to notice that many entertainers seem to be offering the same types of show: Elvis, Rod Stewart, Elvis, Michael Bublé, Elvis, Neil Diamond, Elvis - you get the picture. He was determined to develop something completely different, yet equally as entertaining and attractive to an audience. To that end, Didi presents his new show One Step Beyond, an affectionate history of 2Tone and Ska, which includes music from Madness, The Specials,

parents before eventually settling down on a farm in Yorkshire. After attending Askham Bryan College of Agriculture and Horticulture, he worked on various farms but felt drawn inexorably towards the music industry. He travelled and, finding himself in Nashville, Tennessee, was thrown into a completely different world to that of pig manure and sticking one’s hand up a cow’s bottom. And so, after a call from his brother, who lives in Tenerife, he and wife Julie moved here

in 2006. Tiny initially started out as a compère but, with peer pressure from family, friends and entertainers, made the transition to cabaret which, he says, can be both amazingly enjoyable and very frustrating - but one hell of a roller-coaster ride. Catch the Mystery Train here: Mondays: (fortnightly), 9pm - Flicks Bar, Silencio Tuesdays: 9pm - The Olde Ocean, Fañabe Wednesdays: 9pm - The Market Tavern, Los Cristianos Thursdays: 9pm - The Market Tavern, Los Cristianos

Didi done it Bad Manners and Amy Winehouse, to name just a few. As you can imagine, the show is fast-paced, energetic and fun, and gets a great reaction from all ages. Step out and see him at these venues:

Mondays: (alternately), 10.30pm - Highland Paddy III, Los Gigantes; 9pm - The Red Lion, Los Cristianos Tuesdays: 11pm - Mikey’s Bar, Los Cristianos Wednesdays: 9pm - Red Lion, Los Cristianos T h u r s d a y s : (alternately), 11pm Brewer’s Droop, The Patch; 11pm - First and Last, Fañabe Saturdays: 9pm - Red Lion, Los Cristianos Sundays: 9pm - Red Lion, Los Cristianos Plus: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, from 1am,

Contact numbers: Elvis McPresley 627 089 706. Tiny Bit of Elvis 603 214 982. David J Cocker 676 961 326 Email: johnashfordshowtime@hotmail.com Page 26

13:35 .........Helicopter Heroes 14:05 ..................F1: Grand Prix 16:05 ...........................Escape to the Country 17:05 .................Points of View

06:50 ........................... Canimals

12:30 ............................. MotoGP

07:05 .......................Matt Hatter Chronicles

14:00 ....................Nicholas and Alexandra

07:30 ................................Almost Naked Animals

17:00 ................................Flog It!

07:40 ................................Almost Naked Animals

18:00 ............. Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve In a new six-part series, Simon Reeve travels around the edge of the Indian Ocean in an exotic journey that takes him from the paradise islands of the Maldives to the front line of the war against piracy and terror on the streets of Mogadishu. This first leg takes him from the rugged coast of South Africa, where he joins the fight against wildlife poachers, through Mozambique, and on to the tropical island of Zanzibar. On the way, he swims with sharks, meets the refugees who have found shelter in a luxury beachfront hotel, and travels on a huge container ship fortified against the constant threat of pirates.

07:50 ................................Almost Naked Animals 08:05 ........... Phineas and Ferb 08:20........... Phineas and Ferb 08:30 ................. Big Time Rush 09:00 .........Good Luck Charlie 09:25........................... ITV News 09:30 ........................ House Gift 10:25 .........................There's No Taste Like Home 11:30 ....................... Dickinson's Real Deal 12:30 ........................... ITV News and Weather

17:20............... Songs of Praise

19:00 ........... Fawlty Towers

12:45 .........Murder, She Wrote

17:55 .................... Nigel Slater's Dish of the Day

19:30 ................... Top Gear

13:45..................... The X Factor

20:30 .......... Built in Britain

18:25 ................. BBC News

21:30 ............Dragons' Den

15:55 .................... The Home of Fabulous Cakes

18:40 ... BBC London News 18:50 ............ Strictly Come Dancing 19:30 ............... Countryfile 20:30 ....................Antiques Roadshow Port Sunlight. Fiona Bruce and the team visit Port Sunlight on the Wirral for another busy day of valuations. Treasures under scrutiny include a portrait of Shakespeare discovered beneath another painting, a model of Buckingham Palace made from thousands of matchsticks, and one of the most exciting pieces of jewellery seen on the show.

It is another busy week in the Den as eight more entrepreneurs pitch to the Dragons for a cash injection in their moneymaking ideas. Often, a visual aid helps get across what is being pitched, and this time there is a plethora of props to help the multimillionaires understand the commercial potential of the businesses on offer. A Herefordbased ballroom dancer turned inventor brings a bit of sparkle into the Den via a waltz and a glitter ball; Theo Paphitis and Peter Jones crawl into a new concept for the camping industry; and a labrador called Margot helps to sell the idea of doggy ice cream.

22:30 .........Mock the Week

21:30 .......Andrew Marr's CW History of CHOICE 23:00 .........Never Mind the the World Buzzcocks 22:30 ................BBC Newss 23:30 ..........................Howl

17:00 ............ Downton Abbey 18:00 ............ Cornwall with Caroline Quentin 18:30 ........London Tonight 18:45 ................... ITV News 19:00 .... Coronation Street Will Tracy succeed in tearing Steve and Michelle apart? Audrey struggles to come to terms with Lewis's departure. Gloria turns on the charm in order to win.

20:00 .............. The X Factor Results Show 21:00 .......Downton Abbey 22:05 ................... ITV News and Weather 22:20 .......... Piers Morgan's Life Stories 23:20 ..........Strictly Kosher

22:55 ....Good Will Hunting

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06:00....................Children's TV

06:00 .......... Aerobics: Oz Style

06:40 ....................International Volleyball

08:25 .........Angelina Ballerina

06:30 .............Grand Prix Darts

08:40 ..................Little Lodgers

07:35 .................Stockton River Rat Race

08:45 ..................... Rupert Bear

09:30...................... ATP Masters 1000 Tennis

08:00........... BT and Channel 4 Present...

09:00 ...............Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom

11:30.............. Sporting Greats 12:00 ..............Sporting Greats Sean Fitzpatrick. A look at the career of Sean Fitzpatrick, one of the finest rugby union players New Zealand has ever produced. A World Cup winner in 1987, Fitzpatrick earned 92 caps for his country.

08:05 ................ Will and Grace

09:15 .............Toby's Travelling Circus

08:30 ................................Frasier

09:30... Roary the Racing Car

09:00................................ Frasier

09:45 ....................... Jelly Jamm

09:30............... Sunday Brunch

10:00 ............... Power Rangers: Samurai

12:30 ............ European Rugby

10:35 ..................... Batman: The Brave and the Bold

11:55 ....The Big Bang Theory

15:00............ European Rugby

14:20 ................... Just My Luck

11:20 .....................Monkey Life

16:20.............. Deal or No Deal

11:50 .................................Dallas

Heineken Cup Round 1 - Toulouse v Leicester Tigers. Toulouse take on Leicester Tigers at Stadium Municipal in the pool stage of the 2012/13 Heineken Cup. Toulouse claimed a 22-11 win when the sides last met at this stage in December 2007.

17:20 .............Channel 4 News

12:45 ...Yours, Mine and Ours

17:30 ........ATP Tennis Masters

17:50 .....................4thought.tv

14:30 ......The Next Karate Kid

19:00 ...... Grand Prix Darts

17:55 .. The Golden Compass

16:35 ......................A Bug's Life

21:00 ....... Football League

20:00 ........ Kevin Mccloud's Man Made Home

18:30 ...... 5 News Weekend

21:00 ................ Homeland

21:00 ........... Rocky Balboa

22:00 ..Friday Night Dinner

23:05 ...........Dragon: Bruce Lee Story

Another chance to see Sunday's npower League One double bill. Shrewsbury Town take on Walsall at Greenhous Meadow and Preston North End face MK Dons at Deepdale.

12:25 ....The Big Bang Theory 12:50 ....The Big Bang Theory 13:20 ............The Simpsons

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11:10 ................. Looney Tunes

18:35 .................... Godzilla

23:00 ...... Grand Prix Darts

06:00 ........The Hour of Power 07:00 ............................ The 10th Kingdom 08:00 ............. Best of Oops TV 09:00 ........Last Man Standing 10:00 ..............World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars 11:00 ........... WWE Experience 12:00 ................. Ashley Banjo's Secret Street Crew 13:00 ......................A League of Their Own 13:30 ......................A League of Their Own 14:30 ...................... The Middle 17:00.................. The Simpsons 17:30................. The Simpsons 18:00 ...........The Simpsons 18:30 ............Raising Hope 19:00 ...... The Glee Project 20:00 ................... A League of Their Own 21:00 ............... Strike Back 22:00 ................Ross Kemp: Extreme World 23:00 .... NCIS: Los Angeles

06:00 ...............Passport Patrol

06:00............ Planet's Funniest merdale Omnibus

19:00 .......... F1: Grand Prix

06:00 ...........................Racemax 07:00 ...... European Tour Golf

07:10 .........................Hammond Meets Moss

06:00 ........................ The X Files

20:00 ..... Gavin and Stacey

09:00 .......................Champions League Weekly

08:00 ....................... Robot Wars Extreme II

08:00......................... The X Files

09:30 ...................... The Sunday Supplement

09:00 ............................Top Gear

Comedy series about the longdistance relationship of Essex boy Gavin and Welsh lass Stacey. After his initial angry reaction to Stacey's news, Uncle Bryn agrees to drive the family to Essex to meet the Shipmans. Pam lays on a cracking spread and the party goes with a bang. Then Gavin and Stacey make an announcement that throws the bonhomie out the window.

11:00 .........................Hammond Meets Moss

07:00......................... The X Files 09:00 ........................ The X Files 10:00......................... The X Files 11:00............................. Seinfeld

06:30............... Passport Patrol 07:00 ................................ Maury 08:00 ................ Styled to Rock 09:00 ............. Drop Dead Diva 10:00 ..........The Biggest Loser 12:00............ Ghost Whisperer 13:00 .......Nothing to Declare 13:30 .......Nothing to Declare 14:00 ..........................Sing Date 14:30 ..........................Sing Date 15:00.......................... Sing Date 15:30 ..........................Sing Date 16:00 ...............Passport Patrol 16:30 ...............Passport Patrol 17:00 ...............Passport Patrol 18:00 ..Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model 19:00 ... Nothing to Declare 19:30 ... Nothing to Declare 20:00 ... Nothing to Declare 20:30 ... Nothing to Declare 21:00 ................ Mean Girls 22:55 ....... Mount Pleasant 23:55 ............Supernatural

09:10 .......... Coronation Street Omnibus 10:40 .....................The X Factor 12:50 ...................The Hot Desk

12:00 ......................Man v Food

11:30 ............................. Seinfeld

13:00 ..............................Winners and Losers

12:00 ......Golden Moments of European Football

13:00 ............................Top Gear

12:00 .........................Petrol Age

14:00 ...............Top Dog Model

14:00 ............................Top Gear

13:00......................... The British

14:55 ..........Mr Bean's Holiday

20:30 ..... Gavin and Stacey

13:00 .............................Football

15:00 ............................Top Gear

14:00.......... Star Trek: Voyager

16:45 .................... Take Me Out

21:00 ............. Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents

15:15 .............................Football

16:00 ......................Man v Food

15:00 .......... Star Trek: Voyager

17:55 .................... Take Me Out

18:00 ............... Champions League Weekly

16:30...................... Man v Food

16:00.......... Star Trek: Voyager

17:00...... Red Bull Cliff Diving

17:00 .......... Star Trek: Voyager

18:40 ................ Back to the Future Part III

18:30 .. Golden Moments of European Football

17:30.............................Top Gear

18:00 .... Star Trek: Voyager

19:00 ............... Man v Food

19:00 ................ The British

19:30 ...............Man v Food

20:00 .................Petrol Age

20:00 ..................Jo Brand's Big Splash

21:00 ....................... Awake

21:00 ............... Cliffhanger

23:00 ........................ Friday Night Lights

22:00 ......... American Dad! 22:45 ............... Family Guy 23:30 ......................Cuckoo Comedy series in which a daughter returns from her gap year with an American husband in tow. Ken is over the moon when he is picked to become a local councillor. Cuckoo is full of advice, as politics is his specialist subject.

11:00 ......Golden Moments of European Football

19:30 ......European Rugby 22:00 .................. European Rugby Special 23:00 .................ATP Tennis Masters

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23:15 .......... The Cable Guy

22:00 .............. Blue Bloods

21:00 .....................The Xtra Factor Results 22:00 .................... The Only Way is Essex 22:45 ................. Girlfri3nds 23:50 ..........Celebrity Juice

W C CHOICE Andrew Marr's History of the World BBC1, 21:30 Documentary series charting the story of human civilisation. In this episode, Andrew Marr reaches the Middle Ages. After the collapse of the Roman Empire, Europe was little more than a muddy backwater. Vikings explored and pillaged from Northern Europe to North America. But they also laid the foundations of powerful new trading states - including Russia. This was also the Golden Age of Islam, and the knowledge of ancient civilisations from India, Persia and Greece was built upon by Islamic scholars in Baghdad's House of Wisdom. By exploring the conquests of Genghis Khan, the adventures of Marco Polo and the extraordinary story of an African King - the wealthiest who ever lived Marr finds out how Europe emerged from the so-called 'Dark Ages' and used influences from around the world to rise again with the Renaissance.

The Simpsons Channel 4, 13:20 Animated comedy series following the hilarious adventures of a working class, semi-dysfunctional nuclear family in the misfit city of Springfield. Homer gets a free trampoline, but it ends up injuring anybody who uses it. Marge feels that she nags too much, so she decides to watch a video made by a self-help Guru Brad Goodman (Albert Brooks). But then Brad Goodman comes to town, and his way of helping everybody is telling them to act like Bart!

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Monday Monday 06:00........................... Breakfast 09:15 .........Helicopter Heroes 10:00 .................. Homes Under the Hammer 11:00 .....................Claimed and Shamed 11:30............ Cash in the Attic 12:15 ...................Bargain Hunt 13:00 .......... BBC News at One 13:30 ........ BBC London News 13:45 ............................. Doctors 14:15 ...........................Escape to the Country

W C CHOICE Switch ITV2, 22:00 Switch is an upbeat, comedy drama series about a coven of witches living in the heart of Camden. Stella (Lacey Turner), Grace (Phoebe Fox), Jude (Nina Toussaint-White) and Hannah (Hannah Tointon) are best friends trying to make their way in the big smoke – forging friendships, negotiating love lives and beating out career paths. They’re trying to live a modern life, not one based on their mothers’ old rituals, but modern life has its problems. Luckily, with a spell book nestled on the shelf, these girls have got a better chance than most of adding a little bit of magic to their lives. Stella (Lacey Turner) is in deep trouble. Summoning the girls home with a “Switch” text, she’s desperate to cast a spell to save her skin. Hannah (Hannah Tointon) flies home from India, Jude (Nina Toussaint-White) abandons customers in work while Grace’s (Phoebe Fox) romantic encounter is interrupted. With chaos under control and buoyed by initial success, Stella’s confident enough to stand up to her boss, Janet (Amanda Drew). She gets sacked. The Witches of Camden cast another spell, but rusty after months of being apart, it results in a magical race against time to undo their own mistakes. When Grace’s mum, Gloria (Caroline Quentin), turns up out of the blue Grace is forced to cut the apron strings or be a mummy’s girl forever. Meanwhile commitment-phobe Hannah must choose between life on the road or life with her coven.

Shropshire. Series in which prospective buyers are helped to find their dream home in the country. Alistair Appleton is in Shropshire helping a couple seek out a 'green' country dream. They have big ambitions and need a property from which to run an environmentally friendly B and B, selfcatering lets and sustainable eco lodges. But when they set eyes on a Grade II listed, 600-yearold farmhouse with brick barns to convert and three acres, all within budget, they can't quite believe their luck.

15:00 .........................BBC News 15:05 .......... Horrible Histories 15:35 .............. Lockie Leonard 15:55 ...................................Léon Nature Reserve. Animated comedy shorts about a lion who sometimes blunders but never gives up. Leon tries to catch a meerkat - but it is so scared that it disappears in a flash at the bottom of its burrow at the slightest movement of the lion.

16:00 .................... Hacker Time 16:30 .............. Sam and Mark's Big Wind Up 17:00 ......................Newsround 17:15 ........................... Pointless

Sing for Your Life

18:00 ....... BBC News at Six 19:00 ...........The One Show

Channel 4, 20.00

19:30 .................Inside Out

As part of Channel 4’s week of Stand Up To Cancer programming throughout the week, Sing for Your Life tells the story of the incredible journey taken by a unique choir. In this one-off documentary, 35 cancer patients come together to learn to sing and to test the ground-breaking theory that singing may help people battling the illness. Within the space of just 12 weeks, they juggle treatment sessions and rehearsals and get help from singing stars including Emeli Sande and Russell Watson. Their adventure takes them all the way to the Royal Albert Hall... But will they pull off the performance of their lives?

20:00 ............... EastEnders 20:30 .................Panorama 21:00 ................ New Tricks 22:00 ...... BBC News at Ten 22:35 ...............Have I Got a Bit More News for You 23:20 .................... Our War

06:00 .......................... Daybreak 06:00................... Children's TV 08:30............................. Lorraine 06:45 ...................Chuggington 09:25 ....................... The Jeremy 06:50 .....................Rastamouse Kyle Show 07:00 ..................... Escape from 10:30 ................... This Morning Scorpion Island 11:25 ...........................ITV News 07:30 .......................The League of Super Evil 11:30 ................... This Morning 07:40 ............................. Eliot Kid 12:30 ................. Loose Women 07:55 ...................... Newsround 13:30........................... ITV News 08:00 ...................... What's New and Weather Scooby-Doo? 14:00 ....................... Dickinson's 08:20 ................................... Léon Real Deal 08:25 ....................Mister Maker 15:00 ............................ The Alan Comes to Town Titchmarsh Show 08:45 ........................ I Can Cook 16:00 .................... May the Best House Win 09:00.......................... ZingZillas 17:00 .........................The Chase 09:15 .............................. Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 18:00 ........London Tonight 09:25 ........................Wibbly Pig 18:30 ................... ITV News and Weather 09:40 ........The Koala Brothers 09:50 ............... Get Squiggling 19:00 ............... Emmerdale 10:05 ....... Nuzzle and Scratch: 19:30 .... Coronation Street Frock and Roll 20:00 ......Paul O'Grady: For 10:25 ......................Driver Dan's The Love of Dogs After seven weeks Paul O'Grady's Story Train stint at Battersea Dogs and Cats 10:40 ......................... Waybuloo Home is finally coming to an end. It has clearly been an enjoyable 11:00...... In the Night Garden and emotional experience for 11:30 .............BBC World News Paul and little does he know the staff are planning a wonderful 12:00 ............The Daily Politics surprise for him on his last day. Before that though Paul helps 13:00. Restoration Roadshow out a deaf dog called Rizzler by 13:30 .....To Buy or Not to Buy teaching him some sign language, and catches up with the 14:15 ...........The Weakest Link tiny dog Bourbon and her pup15:00 ... Wanted Down Under pies that we met earlier in the series. There is some sad news 15:45 .................... Paul Martin's though as two of Bourbon's pupHandmade Revolution pies did not survive, but it does end on a happy note as mum is 16:30 ........................Breakaway reunited with the two surviving pups that were hand-reared by 17:15........ Antiques Road Trip the staff at birth. 18:00 .................. Eggheads 20:30 .....Coronation Street 18:30 ............ Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two 19:00....The Hairy Bikers: CW Mums Know Best CHOICE 20:00 .................. University Challenge 20:30 ..............Nigellissima 21:00 ..................... Monroe 21:00 ..............Wonderland 22:00 ............... Never Mind the Buzzcocks 22:30 ................ Newsnight 23:20 ............Dragons' Den

22:00 ............... ITV News at Ten and Weather 22:35 ...........The Agenda

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The Agenda ITV1, 22:35 Weekly discussion show The Agenda with Tom Bradby returns to ITV1 at 10.35pm on 15th October and will be on our screens on Monday nights for the next eight weeks. Fronted by ITV News Political Editor Tom Bradby, a panel of four guests discuss the coming week’s agenda, from politics to popular culture, in front of a studio audience. Viewers can expect insightful discussion of the major talking points of the coming week and the stories of the moment rather than party political arguments or grillings. Series one of The Agenda attracted a wide range of guests including Nick Clegg, Mariella Frostrup, Boris Johnson, Martin Sorrell, Germaine Greer, Ross Kemp, William Hague, Fiona Shaw and Ed Miliband, and discussion ranged over dozens of topics - everything from “Eurogeddon” to leaders’ wives and from political “Omnishambles” to Titanic and nostalgia TV. Series two will pick up where series one left off, and add more context and insight to the major stories. Speaking about the new series, Tom Bradby said: “This is a forum to delve into the most-talked about topics of the week ahead. Our guests won’t be short of conversation, insight and opinion when we return in the autumn in the midst of the fall-out from the party conference season, the US elections, the double dip recession and any number of cultural highlights.”

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Monday

06:15.................... Children's TV

06:00....................Children's TV

07:55 ............Everybody Loves Raymond

08:40 ........Milkshake Monkey

09:00................................ Frasier

08:55 ........................... Mio Mao

10:00... Undercover Boss USA 11:00 ..........A Place in the Sun

08:45 ......Bananas in Pyjamas 09:00 ...................Abby's Flying Fairy School

12:00.......... Channel 4 Midday News Summary

09:15 .............The Wright Stuff

12:05...... Come Dine with Me

12:05 .................. Chinese Food in Minutes

14:05 .................... Phil Spencer: Secret Agent

11:15.................................. Shark

12:10........ 5 News Lunchtime

15

October

06:00 .................Good Morning Sports Fans

06:00 ..............Best of Oops TV

06:00 .......Nothing to Declare

07:00 .................Good Morning Sports Fans

07:00............... Modern Family

06:30....... Nothing to Declare

07:30 .......................The Middle

07:00 ................America's Next Top Model

08:00 .................Good Morning Sports Fans 09:00............. Grand Prix Darts 11:00 ...........................European Rugby Special 12:00 ..............Football League 14:00 ....................... Champions League Weekly

08:00 ............................. Dog the Bounty Hunter

08:00................................ Maury

08:30 ............................. Dog the Bounty Hunter

09:00................. Jerry Springer

09:00 .........................Road Wars

11:00 ...............Passport Patrol

09:50.......................... Futurama

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

10:00 .......... NCIS: Los Angeles 12:00 .................. Stargate SG-1

10:00 .......Nothing to Declare

13:00 .............CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

15:10 ......................Countdown

12:15 ............................... CSI: NY

16:00 .............. Deal or No Deal

13:15 ............Home and Away

14:00 ............................. Dog the Bounty Hunter

17:00 ......Come Dine with Me

14:30 ...........................European Rugby Special

13:45 ..................... Neighbours

15:30 ............. Grand Prix Darts

14:15 ................................... NCIS

17:30 ....................... Champions League Weekly

14:30 ............................. Dog the Bounty Hunter

16:00 ...............Passport Patrol

18:00 ........... The Simpsons

15:00 .................. Stargate SG-1

17:30 .......Nothing to Declare

17:00 .......................... Futurama

18:00 ... Nothing to Declare

17:30 .......................... Futurama

19:00 ........ Criminal Minds

19:00 ................ Netbusters

18:00 ...Last Man Standing

20:00 .. Nothing to Declare

18:30 ...................... 5 News

19:30 .....................Football

18:30 ........... The Simpsons

19:00 ...... Cowboy Builders

22:00 ................. Netbusters

20:30 ........... Show Me Your Wardrobe

20:00 ....Classic Car Rescue

22:30 ................ Champions League Weekly

20:00 ................... A League of Their Own

18:30 ..................Hollyoaks 19:00 ........Channel 4 News 19:55 ... Stand Up to Cancer 20:00 ..Sing for Your Life

17:00 ......................5 News at 5 17:30 ..................... Neighbours

CW 18:00 .......Home and Away CH OI CE

21:00 ....... 999: What's Your Emergency? 22:00.....8 Out of 10 Cats

15:15 ..................... Safe Harbor

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22:50 .................. Alan Carr: Chatty Man 23:55 ............ Random Acts

21:00 .................. Collateral Damage 23:15 ....... Blood and Bone

19:00 ................... Don't Tell the Bride

06:00 ..........Aerobics: Oz Style

20:00 ......... Junior Doctors: Your Life in Their Hands

07:00 .........WWE Bottom Line

21:00 ......................... UFO's Conspiracy Road Trip. Are we alone in the universe or have we been visited by aliens? If the answer to the last question is yes, have the world's governments been covering up this incredible 'truth'? Comedian Andrew Maxwell is a logical guy and he is going to tackle these big questions on an American road trip from Los Angeles to Area 51. He is taking five UFO believers who claim to have witnessed spacecraft from other galaxies, been attacked by UFOs and had close encounters with ETs.

22:00 ...... Russell Howard's Good News

06:30 ........Thrillseekers-Earth 08:00 ................. PGA Tour Golf 11:00 .......................... European Tour Golf 13:00 ................. PGA Tour Golf 16:00 ..................... ATP Masters 1000 Tennis 18:00 ........Thinking Tackle 19:00 ......................Road to Kona Ironman 19:30 .............. Elite League Speedway 22:00 ......... NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

23:00 ................Family Guy

The 2012 Nascar Sprint Cup Series continues with the Bank of America 500 from Charlotte Motor Speedway. Matt Kenseth wrapped up his third race win of the season here last year.

23:45 ..........American Dad!

23:00 ........Thinking Tackle

22:30 ................EastEnders

18:00 ..............Soccer A.M. The Best Bits

14:00 ...............Criminal Minds 17:00 .......Nothing to Declare

21:00 ........An Idiot Abroad

21:00 ......... America's Next Top Model

23:00 ..............Soccer A.M. The Best Bits

22:00 ......Game of Thrones

22:00 ........ Criminal Minds

23:15 ....Kiss of the Dragon

23:00 ........................Bones

07:00 ..............................Carpool 07:10.................. Dragons' Den 08:00 ..........................Fifth Gear 08:30 ............................Top Gear 11:00.......... The Gadget Show 12:00 ...... Red Bull Cliff Diving 12:30 ............................Top Gear 15:00 ......................Man v Food 16:00 ......................... Have I Got News for You 16:40......................................... QI 17:20....................... Never Mind the Buzzcocks 18:00 ................... Top Gear 19:00 ...............Man v Food 20:00 ..................... Red Bull X-Fighters 2012 21:00 ......... Have I Got a Bit More News for You 22:00 ..........................QI XL 23:00 ......... Frank Skinner's Opinionated

06:00.................... Star Trek: The Next Generation

06:00 .......................Emmerdale 06:25 ..........Coronation Street 07:15 .......................The Jeremy Kyle Show US 08:05....................... Judge Judy 09:25.... The Real Housewives of New York City 10:30.... Beauty and the Geek 11:30....................... Judge Judy 12:00 .......................Emmerdale 12:30 ..........Coronation Street 13:30. The Jeremy Kyle Show 15:40 ....The Real Housewives of New York City 16:40.... Beauty and the Geek 17:30 .......................Judge Judy 18:00 ....... The Jeremy Kyle Show US 19:00 .............. The X Factor Results Show 21:00 ..The Vampire Diaries 22:00................... Switch CWCE

07:00 .......... Star Trek: Voyager 08:00 ........................ The X Files 09:00..........................................ER 10:00 ....................Star Trek: The Next Generation 12:00 .......... Star Trek: Voyager 13:00 .........................................ER 14:00 .................................House 16:00 .......... Star Trek: Voyager 17:00 .........................................ER 18:00 ........................House 20:00 .....................Seinfeld 21:00 ...Ronna and Beverly 22:00 ............. Nurse Jackie 22:35 .............. Flight of the Conchords 23:10 .....................Seinfeld 23:40 .....................Seinfeld

W C CHOICE The Hairy Bikers: Mums Know Best BBC2, 19:00 Series celebrating the very best of British home cooking. Great family food is much more than simple sustenance. It provides comfort, both physical and emotional. In this episode, which celebrates that dual role, the Hairy Bikers meet three great home cooks with a diverse range of recipes. Dee's family is from Denby Dale, famous for its giant pies. She cooks up a meat and potato pie using a recipe handed over for the very first time from her father. Anjie lives in Blackpool. Like her mother, Anjie loves to cook a curry. She finds comfort in using a homemade cookbook entitled Hug from Mum. The third family live in the Calderdale Valley. Ruth and her mother Ann come from several generations of farmers. As well as a comforting ginger sponge and custard, they show Si and Dave their unusual 'dock pudding'.

8 Out of 10 Cats Channel 4, 22:00 The latest series of 8 Out of 10 Cats is brings viewers more facts, polls, figures and laughs. Host Jimmy Carr is once again joined by team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson as they discuss the topical events that set the great British public's chins wagging. Sean and Jon are joined in their quest to uncover the public's most popular taking points by famous faces from the world of comedy, entertainment and showbiz.

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Tuesday Tuesday 06:00 ...........................Breakfast

06:00.................... Children's TV

06:00 .......................... Daybreak

09:15 .........Helicopter Heroes

06:45 ...................Chuggington

08:30............................. Lorraine

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

06:50 .....................Rastamouse

09:25....................... The Jeremy Kyle Show

11:00... Claimed and Shamed

07:00 ..................... Escape from Scorpion Island

10:30 ................... This Morning 11:25........................... ITV News

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

07:30 ..................The League of Super Evil

13:00 .......... BBC News at One

07:40 ............................. Eliot Kid

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

13:30........ BBC London News

07:55 ...................... Newsround

13:45............................. Doctors

08:00 ...................... What's New Scooby-Doo?

13:30........................... ITV News and Weather

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

14:15 ...........................Escape to the Country 15:00......................... BBC News 15:05 .......... Horrible Histories 15:35 .............. Lockie Leonard Angels and Monsters. Live action comedy series following the adventures of 12-year-old Australian surf rat Lockie. Mum is still in hospital and it is starting to take its toll on Phillip: his bedwetting has been getting worse. Lockie takes it upon himself to cheer his little brother up, entering them in the Annual Angelus Fishing Competition. Out in the boat, things soon go awry when the boys find themselves stranded, and the stressful situation forces Phillip to reveal what really is worrying him.

15:55 ...................................Léon 16:00 .................... Hacker Time 16:30 .........................Trade Your Way to the USA 17:00 ......................Newsround 17:15 ........................... Pointless 18:00 ....... BBC News at Six

08:20 ................................... Léon

14:00 ....................... Dickinson's Real Deal

08:25 ....................Mister Maker Comes to Town

15:00 ............................ The Alan Titchmarsh Show

08:45........................ I Can Cook

16:00 .................... May the Best House Win

09:00 ..........................ZingZillas 09:15. Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 09:25 ........................Wibbly Pig 09:40 ........The Koala Brothers 09:50 ............... Get Squiggling 10:05....... Nuzzle and Scratch: Frock and Roll 10:25 ......................Driver Dan's Story Train 10:40 ......................... Waybuloo 11:00...... In the Night Garden 11:30 .............BBC World News 12:00 ............The Daily Politics 13:00. Restoration Roadshow 13:30..... To Buy or Not to Buy 14:15........... The Weakest Link 15:00 ... Wanted Down Under

18:30 ... BBC London News

15:45 .................... Paul Martin's Handmade Revolution

19:00 ..........The One Show

16:30 ........................Breakaway

19:30 ............... EastEnders

17:15 ........Antiques Road Trip

On the day of their civil partnership ceremony, Syed finally owns up to Christian about the mess he has got the family into. But is he ready to reveal all his secrets? Fat Boy cannot quite believe what happened the night before, and finds an excuse to slip away from the ceremony to search for his mystery woman.

20:00 ................. Holby City 21:00 ............ The Paradise 22:00 ...... BBC News at Ten 22:25 ... BBC London News 22:35 ...... Freddie Mercury 23:40 ...... The Gingerbread Man

World Cup 2014 ITV1, 19:30

11:30................... This Morning

18:00 ..................Eggheads 18:30 ............ Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two 19:00 ...... The Hairy Bikers: Mums Know Best 20:00 ................... The Great British Bake Off 21:00 .....Ian Hislop's Stiff CW Upper Lip: An Emotional CHOICE History of Britain 22:00 ....... Later Live... with Jools Holland 22:30 ................ Newsnight 23:20 .................. The Choir

Series set among the British expat community in France and Spain in which four proud home owners hope to win 1,000 Euros. Poitiers in the west of France is the destination today, where Sue Jones from Suffolk runs a B&B in a medieval country house. Also competing are Laura Henderson and Susan Dixon, from Lancashire and Hampshire respectively, and guest house owner Helen Chivers from Glasgow, who has a riverside home complete with pet crayfish.

17:00......................... The Chase 18:00 ........ London Tonight 18:30 .................... ITV News 19:00 ............... Emmerdale 19:30 .................FIFA World Cup Qualifier World Cup Qualifier Live: Poland v England. Adrian Chiles introduces live coverage of England's World Cup qualifier against Poland at the National Stadium in Warsaw. England began their World Cup campaign with an emphatic 5-0 win in Moldova. However tonight's match with the Euro 2012 co-hosts will prove a much tougher test. With studio analysis from Roy Keane, Gareth Southgate and Lee Dixon, and commentary by Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend.

22:10 ......... ITV News at Ten 22:50 ................. World Cup Qualifier Highlights Matt Smith presents highlights as Roy Hodgson's England return to Poland, the scene of this summer's European Championships. Commentary comes from Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend.

23:50 ............. Take Me Out

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Adrian Chiles introduces live coverage of England’s 2014 World Cup qualifier against Poland at the National Stadium in Warsaw. England began their World Cup campaign with an emphatic 5-0 win in Moldova. However tonight’s match with the Euro 2012 cohosts will prove a much tougher test. The good news for Roy Hodgson is the availability of Wayne Rooney who missed last month’s qualifiers through injury. Commentary from Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend. Kick-off at 8pm.

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Tuesday

Tuesday

06:10 ....................... The Hoobs

06:00 ...................Children's TV

07:00 ..........Freshly Squeezed

08:40 ........Milkshake Monkey

07:30 ........... According to Jim

08:45...... Bananas in Pyjamas

07:55 ............Everybody Loves Raymond

08:55........................... Mio Mao

09:00................................ Frasier

09:00................... Abby's Flying Fairy School

10:00.. Undercover Boss USA

09:15............. The Wright Stuff

11:00 ......... A Place in the Sun

11:15 ..................................Shark

12:00 ......... Channel 4 Midday News Summary 12:05..... Come Dine with Me 14:05 .................... Phil Spencer: Secret Agent 15:10..................... Countdown 16:00 ..............Deal or No Deal 17:00 ..... Come Dine with Me 18:00 ...........The Simpsons 18:30 .................. Hollyoaks 19:00 ....... Channel 4 News 19:55 ...Stand Up to Cancer 20:00 ... Double Your House for Half the Money 21:00 ..............Jewish Mum of the Year 22:00 ............... Fresh Meat 22:55 ....... 8 Out of 10 Cats

19:00 ...........Total Wipeout 20:00 .........................UFO's 21:00 ... Don't Tell the Bride Terry and Melissa. Another brave bride leaves the most important day of her life in the hands of the man she loves. Liverpool lad Terry plans a wedding in three weeks for Northern Irish beauty, Melissa. While controlling bride Melissa dreams of a traditional Irish wedding, happy-go-lucky Terry's a Ghanaian Scouser with grand plans to celebrate his African roots. After disastrous efforts to plan their wedding together, Melissa fears that unless she hands control over to Terry they will split up for good. So will Terry ignore Melissa's controlling ways and bring the great plains of Africa to Liverpool or will he give her the Irish experience she craves?

22:00 ...................... Cuckoo 22:30 ................EastEnders 23:00 ................ Family Guy 23:45 ..........American Dad!

12:10 ........5 News Lunchtime 12:15 ............................... CSI: NY 13:15 ............Home and Away 13:45..................... Neighbours 14:15 ................................... NCIS 15:15 ....Honeymoon for One 17:00 ......................5 News at 5 17:30 ................Neighbours

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18:00 .......Home and Away 18:30 ...................... 5 News 19:00 .................... Highland Emergency

Ocotber

06:00 .................Good Morning Sports Fans

06:00 ..............Best of Oops TV

06:00 ....... Nothing to Declare

07:00 ............... Modern Family

06:30 ....... Nothing to Declare

07:00 .................Good Morning Sports Fans

07:30 .......................The Middle

07:00................................. Maury

08:00 ............................. Dog the Bounty Hunter

08:00 ................America's Next Top Model

09:00 ............................. Football

08:30 ............................. Dog the Bounty Hunter

09:00................. Jerry Springer

10:30........................ Netbusters

09:00 .........................Road Wars

11:00 .....................Soccer A.M. The Best Bits

11:00 ................Passport Patrol

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

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

08:00 .................Good Morning Sports Fans

12:00 ............................. Football 13:30........................ Netbusters 14:00 .....................Soccer A.M. The Best Bits 15:00 ....................... Champions League Weekly 15:30 ........................Netbusters 16:00 .....................Soccer A.M. The Best Bits 17:00 ............................. Football 18:30 ................ Netbusters

20:00 ..............Born to Kill?

19:00 ............. Football Asia

21:00 .... Person of Interest

19:30 ...Football's Greatest

22:00 ...................... CSI: NY

20:30 .................... Football

23:50 .......CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

23:00 ... Football's Greatest

06:00 ..........Aerobics: Oz Style 06:30 ........Thrillseekers-Earth 07:00 ..............WWE Afterburn 08:00 .................... Soccer A.M. The Best Bits 09:00 ............. Trilby Tour 2012 10:00 ...... European Tour Golf 11:00 ................. PGA Tour Golf 12:00 ..................... Elite League Speedway 14:30 ........Thrillseekers-Earth 15:00............. Trilby Tour 2012 16:00 ...........Four Nations Golf Challenge 17:00 ......... To be Announced 17:15 ...............LPGA Tour Golf 18:45 .................... Football 21:15 ..................Marathon Des Sables 21:45 ......................... Poker 23:45 ..........LPGA Tour Golf

07:10 .................. Dragons' Den 08:00.......................... Fifth Gear 09:00 ............................Top Gear 11:00 ..........The Gadget Show 12:00.......................... Fifth Gear 13:00 ............................Top Gear 15:00 ......................Man v Food 16:00 ......................... Have I Got News for You 16:40 ......................................... QI 17:20 ............... Never Mind the Buzzcocks 18:00 ................... Top Gear 19:00 ...............Man v Food 20:00 ................... Top Gear 21:00 ..........................QI XL 22:00 ......... Have I Got a Bit More News for You 23:00 ............... Never Mind the Buzzcocks 23:40 ................................QI

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23:30 ....Football's Greatest

11:00 .......... NCIS: Los Angeles 12:00 .................. Stargate SG-1 14:00 ............................. Dog the Bounty Hunter

10:00....... Nothing to Declare

13:00..............CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 14:00 ............... Criminal Minds

14:30 ............................. Dog the Bounty Hunter

15:00 ............... Criminal Minds

15:00 .................. Stargate SG-1

16:30 ................Passport Patrol

16:00.................. Stargate SG-1

17:00 ....... Nothing to Declare

17:00.......................... Futurama

17:30....... Nothing to Declare

17:30.......................... Futurama

18:00 ... Nothing to Declare

18:00 ...Last Man Standing

19:00 .........Criminal Minds

18:30 ........... The Simpsons 20:00 .................Road Wars

20:00 ......... America's Next Top Model

21:00 ................ Strike Back

21:00 .......... Styled to Rock

22:00 ................ Cop Squad

22:00 .........Criminal Minds

23:00 .................Road Wars

23:00 ........................ Bones

06:00 ....................Star Trek: The Next Generation

06:00...................... Emmerdale

07:00 .......... Star Trek: Voyager 08:00......................... The X Files

07:15 ....................... The Jeremy Kyle Show US

09:00 .........................................ER

08:05 .......................Judge Judy

10:00.................... Star Trek: The Next Generation

09:25 ....The Real Housewives of New York City

11:00 ....................Star Trek: The Next Generation

10:30 ....Beauty and the Geek

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

12:00 .......................Emmerdale

13:00 .........................................ER

12:30 ..........Coronation Street

14:00 .................................House

13:30..The Jeremy Kyle Show

16:00 .......... Star Trek: Voyager 17:00 .........................................ER

15:40 ....The Real Housewives of New York City

18:00 ........................ House

17:30 .......................Judge Judy

20:00 ... Friday Night Lights 21:00 ....................... Awake

18:00 .........The Jeremy Kyle Show US

22:00 ............ House of Lies

19:00 .............. Take Me Out

22:35 ............. Nurse Jackie

21:00 .............. 40 Days and 40 Nights

23:10 ...................Mad Men

16:00............... Passport Patrol

06:25 ..........Coronation Street

11:30 .......................Judge Judy

22:55 ..........Celebrity Juice

W C CHOICE Ian Hislop's Stiff Upper Lip: An Emotional History of Britain BBC2, 21:00 Last Hurrah? In the final part of his new series, Ian Hislop takes a wry and witty look at the ups and downs of the Stiff Upper Lip since the First World War and asks whether it still has a role in contemporary Britain. He begins with the General Strike of 1926 and reveals how, despite growing class conflict, British resilience and control helped hold the nation back from all out revolution. He considers how, as the Empire declined in the 1930s, the Stiff Upper Lip became something to have an affectionate laugh at, exploring in particular the 'British Character' series of cartoons by Pont. From then onwards, Britons became increasingly self-conscious about the Stiff Upper Lip -everyone, regardless of how they felt about it, recognised it as a facet of the national character. This would serve us in good stead during the war years - when 'keeping calm and carrying on' became essential for national survival.

Neighbours Channel 5, 17:30 Back at work, Rhys manages to stall assisting in an operation, hoping that the extra time will help his recovery. Jade arbitrates as Sonya and Toadie's plans for the birth become more and more polarised. An extremely impressive candidate secures the role of deputy editor. But is he everything he appears to be?

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Wednesday Wednesday 06:00 ...........................Breakfast

06:00.................... Children's TV

06:00 ..........................Daybreak

09:15 .........Helicopter Heroes

06:20.................... Little Robots

08:30............................ Lorraine

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

06:30..................... 64 Zoo Lane 06:45 ...................Chuggington

09:25 ....................... The Jeremy Kyle Show

11:00... Claimed and Shamed

06:50 .....................Rastamouse

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

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

07:00 ..................... Escape from Scorpion Island

11:25.......................... ITV News 12:30................. Loose Women

13:30 ........ BBC London News

07:30 .......................The League of Super Evil

13:45 ............................. Doctors

07:40 ............................. Eliot Kid

14:15 ...........................Escape to the Country

07:55 ...................... Newsround

12:15 ...................Bargain Hunt 13:00 .......... BBC News at One

15:00 .........................BBC News

08:00 ...................... What's New Scooby-Doo?

15:05 .......... Horrible Histories

08:20 ................................... Léon

15:35 .............. Lockie Leonard

08:25 ....................Mister Maker Comes to Town

15:55 ...................................Léon 16:00 .................... Hacker Time 16:30 ....................Stepping Up 17:00 ......................Newsround 17:15 ........................... Pointless

09:25 ........................Wibbly Pig 09:40 ........The Koala Brothers

18:30 .... BBC London News

09:50 ............... Get Squiggling

19:00 ..........The One Show

10:05 ....... Nuzzle and Scratch: Frock and Roll

17:00 ........................ The Chase 18:00 ....... London Tonight

10:40 ......................... Waybuloo

18:30 .................... ITV News and Weather

22:25 ... BBC London News

11:00 ......In the Night Garden

19:00 ...............Emmerdale

22:35 ............. The National Lottery Wednesday Night Draws

11:30 ............The Daily Politics

20:00 ...All Star Mr and Mrs

13:00 ............................See Hear

21:00 ................. DCI Banks

13:30 .....To Buy or Not to Buy

Crime drama series. While Banks has been searching for his missing younger brother Roy, DI Helen Morton has become convinced that Roy is the prime suspect in the Jennifer Lewis murder. But when a body found at Halton quarry turns out to be Roy, Banks must return to his childhood home to inform his parents of the terrible news. When his parents, desperate for answers, plead with him to find out what happened to Roy, Banks defies Morton and returns to the station to try and lead the investigation into both murders. Can the detectives agree to put their differences aside to help each other get to

15:45 ..Paul Martin's Handma de Revolution 16:30........................ Breakaway 17:15 ........Antiques Road Trip 18:00 .................. Eggheads

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16:00 .................... May the Best House Win

22:00 ...... BBC News at Ten

15:00 ... Wanted Down Under

Gone Maybe Gone. Six years after the first Gossip Girl blast rocked the Upper East Side — and viewers at home — GOSSIP GIRL, a one-hour drama about the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite, returns for an unforgettable final season. Season six begins with the Upper East Siders working together to find one of their own. Serena van der Woodsen (series star BLAKE LIVELY) has gone off the grid, beyond even the reach of Gossip Girl. Her friends fear for the worst and hope for the best, but even they can’t imagine where they will ultimately find her. Meanwhile, Blair Waldorf (series star LEIGHTON MEESTER) has offered Chuck Bass (series star ED WESTWICK) her heart, but is her love enough to help him win back his empire? Dan Humphrey (series star PENN BADGLEY), aka Lonely Boy, is writing a new book that promises to make even more trouble than the first, and this time he has no desire to remain anonymous. Nate Archibald (series star CHACE CRAWFORD) is determined to finally reveal the true identity of Gossip Girl, thereby making a name for The Spectator — and himself. Lily van der Woodsen (series star KELLY RUTHERFORD) and Rufus Humphrey (series star MATTHEW SETTLE) turn on one another when Rufus makes a surprising new ally who threatens Lily and her family. And, always ready with a scheme, Ivy Dickens (series star KAYLEE DeFER) is prepared to stir up trouble. Anywhere else it would be too much drama to handle, but this is the Upper East Side. XOXO. In the sixth season premiere, after a brief encounter abroad, Chuck and Blair make a promise to each other about their relationship … which leaves them once again apart. Dan, with some help from an unlikely ally, Georgina Sparks (recurring guest star MICHELLE TRACHTENBERG), is writing a scathing tell-all book that can only mean trouble. Meanwhile, as the sole head of The Spectator, Nate is making his own decisions and is ready to go up against Gossip Girl. As word spreads that Serena is missing, the gang bands together to find her and are shocked by what they find. Recurring guest stars also include BARRY WATSON (7th Heaven, Samantha Who?) as Steven, ANDREA GABRIEL (Lost) as Amira, ROBERT JOHN BURKE (Person of Interest, Rescue Me) as Bart Bass and SOFIA BLACK-D’ELIA (Skins) as Sage.

15:00 ............................ The Alan Titchmarsh Show

09:15.............................. Raa Raa the Noisy Lion

14:15 ...........The Weakest Link

ITV2, 19:00

14:00 ....................... Dickinson's Real Deal

09:00.......................... ZingZillas

21:00............Who Do You CW 10:25 ......................Driver Dan's Think You Are? CHOICE Story Train

Gossip Girl

13:30 ........................... ITV News and Weather

08:45........................ I Can Cook

18:00 ....... BBC News at Six

20:00 .................Watchdog

11:30................... This Morning

ednesday Numbers for W re: 17 October a Bonus Ball

22:45 .......... Not Going Out 23:15 ......... It's a Wonderful Afterlife

18:30 ............ Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two 19:00 ...... The Hairy Bikers: Mums Know Best 20:00 ............. Great British Food Revival

the truth?

21:00 ..... Welcome to India

22:00 ............... ITV News at Ten and Weather

22:00 .....The Culture Show

22:35 .................. Exposure

22:30 ................ Newsnight

23:35 .............Perspectives: Looking for Lowry

23:20 .................. Storyville

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Wednesday Wednesday 17 October 06:05 .............................Sali Mali 06:00....................Children's TV 06:10 ........................The Hoobs 08:45 ......Bananas in Pyjamas 07:00 ...........Freshly Squeezed 09:00 ...................Abby's Flying Fairy School 07:30 ............According to Jim 09:15 .............The Wright Stuff 07:55 ............Everybody Loves Raymond 11:15 ..................................Shark 09:00 ................................ Frasier 12:10 ........5 News Lunchtime 10:00... Undercover Boss USA 12:15 ............................... CSI: NY 11:00 ..........A Place in the Sun 13:15 ............Home and Away 12:00 ......... Channel 4 Midday 13:45..................... Neighbours News Summary 14:15 ............ CSI: Crime Scene 12:05 ......Come Dine with Me Investigation 14:05.................... Phil Spencer: 15:15 ..................... Devil Winds Secret Agent 17:00 ......................5 News at 5 15:10 ......................Countdown 17:30..................... Neighbours 16:00 .............. Deal or No Deal 18:00 ....... Home and Away 17:00 ......Come Dine with Me 18:30 ...................... 5 News 18:00 ........... The Simpsons 19:00 .......... Eddie Stobart: 18:30 ..................Hollyoaks Trucks and Trailers 19:00 ........Channel 4 News 20:00 ....Emergency Bikers 19:55 ... Stand Up to Cancer 21:00 ........................Dallas 20:00 ....The Food Hospital 21:00 .......Grand Designs CW 22:00 .........Law and Order: CH OI CE Special Victims Unit 22:00 .................Shameless 22:55 .........Law and Order: 23:05 ............ Random Acts Special Victims Unit 23:10 ............. 2 Broke Girls 23:50 ..............Born to Kill? 23:40 .................... New Girl

06:00 .................Good Morning Sports Fans

06:00 ..........Aerobics: Oz Style

07:10 .................. Dragons' Den 08:00...........................Fifth Gear 08:30...........................Fifth Gear 09:00 ............................Top Gear 11:00 ..........The Gadget Show 11:30.......... The Gadget Show 12:00 ..............................Red Bull X-Fighters 2012 13:00 ............................Top Gear 14:00 ............................Top Gear 15:00 ......................Man v Food 16:00 ............................Top Gear 17:00 ............................Top Gear 18:00 ...............Man v Food 19:00 .................. Have I Got News for You 19:40 ...............................QI 20:20 ................. Red Dwarf 21:00 ....... Russell Howard's Good News 22:00 ........... Frank Skinner

19:00 ................... Top Gear Motoring news and views with Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. Jeremy and Richard settle the thorny issue of which company has, above all others, made the greatest number of truly brilliant cars. James has a novel solution for getting caravans to campsites without clogging up the roads, and Jeremy hits the track in a remarkable replica of a legendary rally car. Plus Radio 2's Breakfast Show DJ-elect and all-round petrolhead Chris Evans is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

20:00 ..... Gavin and Stacey

06:30 ........Thrillseekers-Earth 07:00 ...................WWE Vintage Collection 08:00 ...............LPGA Tour Golf 09:30 ..... British Carp Angling Championship 10:30 ......... LGU Monthly Golf 11:00 ...Marathon Des Sables 11:30 ...............LPGA Tour Golf 13:00 ................. Golfing World 13:30 ..................Fishing Gurus

20:30 ...... Gavin and Stacey

14:00 ..... British Carp Angling Championship

21:00 ..... Be Your Own Boss

15:00....Marathon Des Sables

22:00 .................. Unzipped

15:30 ...............LPGA Tour Golf

22:45 ................Family Guy

17:00 ...Champions Tour Golf

23:10 ................Family Guy

18:00 .....Transworld Sport

23:30 ..........American Dad!

19:00 .............. Total Rugby

23:55 ..........American Dad!

19:30 ............... William Hill Northern Festival

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07:00 .................Good Morning Sports Fans 08:00................. Good Morning Sports Fans 09:00....International Football 10:00....International Football 11:00..................... Football Asia 11:30 .........Football's Greatest 12:00....International Football 13:00... International Football 14:00 .........Football's Greatest 14:30 .................... Football Asia 15:00....International Football 17:00 .........Football's Greatest 17:30 ...................... Total Rugby 18:00 .. Inside the PGA Tour 18:30 ......Euro Tour Weekly 19:00 ..FIFA Futbol Mundial 19:30 ................ Johnstone's Paint Trophy 22:00 ..FIFA Futbol Mundial 22:30 ................Total Rugby 23:00 .......Transworld Sport

06:00 ............. Best of Oops TV 07:00 ...............Modern Family 07:30 ...................... The Middle 08:00 ............................. Dog the Bounty Hunter 08:30 ............................. Dog the Bounty Hunter 09:00 ........................ Road Wars 10:00.......... NCIS: Los Angeles 11:00 ..........NCIS: Los Angeles 12:00...................Stargate SG-1 14:00 ............................. Dog the Bounty Hunter 15:00 ..................Stargate SG-1 16:00 ..................Stargate SG-1 17:00 ..........................Futurama 17:30 ..........................Futurama 18:00 .....................Last Man Standing 18:30 ........... The Simpsons 20:00 ...... The Glee Project 21:00 ..................... Trollied 21:30 ....... An Idiot Abroad 22:30 ................Cop Squad 23:30 ..................... Dog the Bounty Hunter

06:00 ....... Nothing to Declare

06:00 ......... Star Trek: The Next Generation

06:00 .......................Emmerdale

07:00 .......... Star Trek: Voyager 08:00 ........................ The X Files

07:15 ....................... The Jeremy Kyle Show US

09:00 .........................................ER

08:05....................... Judge Judy

10:00 ......... Star Trek: The Next Generation

09:25 ....The Real Housewives of New York City

11:00 ......... Star Trek: The Next Generation

11:30....................... Judge Judy

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

12:30 ........................Nanny 911

13:00..........................................ER

13:30..The Jeremy Kyle Show

14:00 .................................House 16:00 .......... Star Trek: Voyager

15:40 ....The Real Housewives of New York City

17:00......................................... ER

17:30....................... Judge Judy

18:00 ........................ House 19:00 ........................House

18:00 ........The Jeremy Kyle Show US

20:00 ................ The British

19:00..............Gossip Girl

21:00 ........... The Sopranos

20:00 ............... Emmerdale

22:00 ... Boardwalk Empire

21:00 ................ Girlfri3nds

23:15 ....Ronna and Beverly

22:00 .................... The Only Way is Essex

06:30 ....... Nothing to Declare 07:00 .................................Maury 08:00 ................America's Next Top Model 09:00................. Jerry Springer 10:00 ....... Nothing to Declare 11:00 ................Passport Patrol 11:30............... Passport Patrol 12:00 .............CSI: Crime Scene investigation 13:00 .............CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 14:00 ............... Criminal Minds 15:00 ............... Criminal Minds 16:00 ................Passport Patrol 16:30 ................Passport Patrol 17:00 ....... Nothing to Declare 17:30 ....... Nothing to Declare 18:00 ... Nothing to Declare 19:00 .........Criminal Minds 20:00 ...........Fat and Proud 21:00 ........Mount Pleasant 22:00 ............ Supernatural 23:00 ............ Supernatural

06:25 ........................Nanny 911

12:00 .......................Emmerdale

CW

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W C CHOICE Who Do You Think You Are? BBC1, 21:00 John Barnes. Celebrity genealogy series. Fifty years after Jamaica gained independence from Britain, former footballer and sports pundit John Barnes sets out to investigate the extraordinary role his grandfather, Frank Hill, played in the island's struggle for self-rule. John discovers how his grandfather became the subject of secret telegrams, and why he was interned by the British during World War Two. John also uncovers how, from being at the heart of Jamaican politics, Frank fell from grace among his political allies.

Grand Designs Channel 4, 21:00 It's the 100th episode of Grand Designs, and to mark this momentous event - a truly momentous project. Leigh Osborne and Graham Voce want to convert and extend a landmark 150-year-old, 100-foot-high water tower right in the heart of central London. Grade II listed, but utterly derelict, with six foot thick walls and crowned with a huge steel tank - it is an almighty task. As if this isn't challenging enough, Graham and Leigh also plan to build two additional contemporary structures at the base: a new lift shaft connected to the tower by a series of glass tunnels, and a modern living space nicknamed the 'Cube'. Altogether this cluster of buildings will create a four bedroom luxury home over nine floors, crowned with a spectacular viewing room at the top offering 360 degree views across London.

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Thursday Thursday 06:00 ........................... Breakfast

06:00.................... Children's TV

06:00 .......................... Daybreak

09:15 ......... Helicopter Heroes

06:45....................Chuggington

08:30............................. Lorraine

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

06:50 .....................Rastamouse

09:25 ....................... The Jeremy Kyle Show

11:00 ...Claimed and Shamed

10:30 ................... This Morning 11:25 ...........................ITV News

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

07:30 .......................The League of Super Evil

13:00........... BBC News at One

07:40 ............................. Eliot Kid

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

13:30 .........BBC London News

07:55 ...................... Newsround

13:45 ..............................Doctors

08:00 ...................... What's New Scooby-Doo?

13:30........................... ITV News and Weather

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

14:15........................... Escape to the Country 15:00 ......................... BBC News

Emmerdale at 40

07:00 ..................... Escape from Scorpion Island

15:05 ...........Horrible Histories 15:35............... Lockie Leonard

ITV1, 20:30

15:55 ................................... Léon

As one of Britain’s best-loved soaps turns 40, this all-new series for ITV takes a look back at the most dramatic, moving, shocking and amusing storylines the show has witnessed. Spilt into five parts, the series looks at: • The Headline Makers • The Affairs • The Crimes • The Weddings • The Woolpack Narrated by Gaynor Faye, each thirty-minute show is packed with the soap’s most memorable scenes and exclusive interviews with actors both past and present who give their views on the soap’s best plots, stunts, romances and scandals.

16:00 .....................Hacker Time 16:30 ................Show Me What You're Made of

11:30................... This Morning

08:20................................... Léon

14:00 ....................... Dickinson's Real Deal

08:25 ....................Mister Maker Comes to Town

15:00 ............................ The Alan Titchmarsh Show

08:45 ........................ I Can Cook

16:00 .................... May the Best House Win

09:00 ..........................ZingZillas 09:15 .......................Raa Raa the Noisy Lion

17:00 .........................The Chase 18:00 .........London Tonight

09:25 ........................Wibbly Pig

18:30 ................... ITV News

Stacey Dooley presents a documentary series where five cosseted British kids travel to the other side of the world to work in factories making their muchloved gadgets, toys and clothes. Do these five UK kids have the backbone to swap places with the workers of Asia? The kids move on to another country, the Philippines. As they learn how to make the sort of jewellery for sale on British high streets, can they survive their toughest boss yet in one of the many jewellery factories on the Philippine island of Cebu? The conditions are hotter than anything they have experienced before and as tempers fray within the group of kids, their mentor reads them the riot act. The kids are taken into the interior of the island to stay in a remote village where many of the people support their families by making jewellery. How will the kids cope with the basic rural living conditions and lack of running water?

09:40 ........The Koala Brothers

19:00 ............... Emmerdale

09:50 ............... Get Squiggling

19:30 ..................... Tonight

10:05 ....Hoof and Safety with Nuzzle and Scratch

20:00 ............... Emmerdale

10:25 ......................Driver Dan's Story Train

21:00 ................ Homefront

17:00 ...................... Newsround

18:00 ..................Eggheads

22:00 ........ ITV News at Ten

17:15 ............................Pointless

18:30 ............ Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two

22:35 ..............Corfu: A Tale of Two Islands

19:00 ...... The Hairy Bikers: Mums Know Best

23:05 ........... Grimefighters

18:00 ........BBC News at Six 18:30 ....BBC London News 19:00 .......... The One Show 19:30 ................EastEnders 20:00 ......... Waterloo Road 21:00 ......................Hunted 22:00 .......BBC News at Ten 22:35 .......... Question Time 23:35 ..................This Week

10:40 ......................... Waybuloo 11:00 ......In the Night Garden 11:30 .............BBC World News 12:00.............The Daily Politics 13:00 .......................Restoration Roadshow 13:30 .....To Buy or Not to Buy 14:15 ...........The Weakest Link 15:00.... Wanted Down Under 15:45 ..............Paul Martin's W C Handmade Revolution CHOICE 16:30 ........................Breakaway 17:15 ........Antiques Road Trip

20:00 ...........Wartime Farm 21:00 .................. The Choir 22:00 ................... Hebburn 22:30 ................ Newsnight 23:20 ........ Ian Hislop's Stiff Upper Lip: An Emotional History of Britain

20:30...Emmerdale at 40

CW

CH OI CE

Drama about the wives and a mother of British soldiers serving in Afghanistan. The date of Matt's inquest arrives and Paula wants answers. Matt's brother Tom is flown back from Afghanistan to give evidence. His OC Pete suggests Tom sticks to his original witness statement, but will Tom tell the truth and risk hurting those he loves the most? Claire quits her new job to attend the hearing, while Millie is left heartbroken by Rob's indifference. Paula's new friendship causes alarm and threatens her marriage to Howard. Louise goes out on the town and finds a new man, but will he stick around when he discovers who her husband is?

Series following Britain's cleanup crews. A developer's dream turns into a nightmare when Rob and Rob find squatters and rats living in the building. A blocked sewer disturbs the peace of Twickenham until Joe swings into action and puts paid to a very bad pong.

23:35 ....... The Late Debate

My Tattoo Addiction Channel 4, 22.00 This film explores the world of tattoos; the artists, the reasons why people have them and what happens when they regret them. From a drunken dare to tattoo addictions, My Tattoo Addiction seeks to discover what people’s tattoos say about their lives and tells some of the compelling stories that lie beneath the surface of body art. There are over an estimated 20 million tattoos in Britain and full arm, leg, chest, back and even head tattoos are now more popular than ever. Reflecting the changing nature of tattoos and the industry, the film follows contributors who have all developed a unique relationship with their tattoos.

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Thursday

06:00.................... Children's TV 06:10........................ The Hoobs 08:15 ......................... Peppa Pig 07:00............Freshly Squeezed 08:30 ....Roary the Racing Car 07:30 ............According to Jim 07:55 ............Everybody Loves 08:40 ...............Bert and Ernie's Raymond Great Adventures 09:00 ................................ Frasier 08:45 ...... Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00 .. Undercover Boss USA 09:00 ...................Abby's Flying 11:00 ..........A Place in the Sun Fairy School 12:00 ......... Channel 4 Midday 09:15 ............. The Wright Stuff News Summary 11:15 .................................. Shark 12:05 ......Come Dine with Me 12:10 ........ 5 News Lunchtime 14:05 .................... Phil Spencer: Secret Agent 12:15................................ CSI: NY 13:15 ....... Home and Away 15:10 ......................Countdown 13:45 ...............Neighbours 16:00 .............. Deal or No Deal 17:00 ......Come Dine with Me 14:15 .......CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 18:00 ........... The Simpsons 15:15 ......... Picking Up and 18:30 ..................Hollyoaks Dropping Off 19:00 ........ Channel 4 News 17:00 ............... 5 News at 5 19:55 ... Stand Up to Cancer 20:00 ................... Location, 17:30 ...............Neighbours Location, Location 18:00 ....... Home and Away 21:00........Embarrassing CW 18:30 .......................5 News Bodies CHOICE 19:00 .... Classic Car Rescue 22:00 ..............My Tattoo W C Addiction CHOICE 20:00 .. Heroes of the Skies

06:00 ............. Best of Oops TV

06:00 ....... Nothing to Declare

06:30....... European Tour Golf

07:00............... Modern Family

06:30 ....... Nothing to Declare

10:30 .......Inside the PGA Tour

07:30 ...................... The Middle

07:00 .................................Maury

11:00 ....................... Paul Lawrie Invitational Golf

08:00 ............................. Dog the Bounty Hunter

08:00 ................America's Next Top Model

The 2012 Paul Lawrie Invitational from Deeside Golf Club in Aberdeen. The field for this event includes aspiring tour professionals, top amateurs and seasoned campaigners.

09:00 ........................ Road Wars

09:00 ................. Jerry Springer

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

10:00....... Nothing to Declare

11:00 ..........NCIS: Los Angeles

10:30....... Nothing to Declare

12:00 ..................Stargate SG-1

11:00 ................Passport Patrol

14:00 ............................. Dog the Bounty Hunter

11:30 ................Passport Patrol

12:00 ...... FIFA Futbol Mundial 12:30 ...................... Total Rugby 13:00....... European Tour Golf Perth International Golf Championship (Day 1). Day one of the Perth International from C. With a prize fund of two million dollars, this is the richest golf tournament in Australia.

19:00 ........... The Simpsons

17:00 ....... Nothing to Declare

19:30 ...........The Simpsons

18:00 ... Nothing to Declare

20:00 ............... The Middle

19:00 .........Criminal Minds

20:30 .........Modern Family 21:00 ............... Moone Boy

20:00 ......... America's Next Top Model

22:00 ........ The Footballer's Football Show

22:00 ...................... Trollied

21:00 ............................. Big

22:30 ................Cop Squad

22:55 ........Grey's Anatomy

23:30 .................... Ringside

23:30 ................ Road Wars

23:55 .........Criminal Minds

06:00 ....................Star Trek: The Next Generation 07:00 .......... Star Trek: Voyager 08:00 .........................................ER 09:00 ....................Star Trek: The Next Generation 10:00 ....................Star Trek: The Next Generation 11:00 .......... Star Trek: Voyager 12:00 .........................................ER 13:00 .................................House 16:00 .......... Star Trek: Voyager 17:00 .........................................ER 18:00 ........................ House 19:00 ........................ House 20:00 .................Petrol Age 21:00 ................. The British 22:00 ... Ronna and Beverly 23:00 .............. Flight of the Conchords 23:35 ................ The British

06:00 .......................Emmerdale 08:00....................... Judge Judy 08:25 .......................Judge Judy 08:55 .......................Judge Judy 09:25 ....The Real Housewives of New York City 11:25 .......................Emmerdale 12:30 .......................Emmerdale 13:30..The Jeremy Kyle Show 15:40 ....The Real Housewives of New York City 16:40 ....The Real Housewives of New York City 17:30....................... Judge Judy 18:00 ........ The Jeremy Kyle Show US 19:00 ................... The Cube 20:00 ..You've Been Framed! 21:00 ......The X Factor USA 22:00 ..........Celebrity Juice 22:45 ................The 40 Year Old Virgin

18:00 .................... Ringside 19:00 ....... European Rugby Club Special

08:30 ..........................Fifth Gear

12:00....Asian Tour Golf Show 12:30 ......................Johnstone's Paint Trophy 14:00.. FIBA World Basketball 14:30 .......................UK Angling Championship

08:00.......................... Fifth Gear 09:00 ............................Top Gear 11:00 ..........The Gadget Show 12:00 ..........................Fifth Gear 13:00 ............................Top Gear 14:00 ............................Top Gear 15:00...................... Man v Food 16:00 ......................... Have I Got News for You 16:40......................................... QI 17:20 .......................Never Mind the Buzzcocks

21:30 ......................Cuckoo

15:30 ......................Johnstone's Paint Trophy

22:00 ......................Wilfred

17:00........... Transworld Sport

22:20 .............. Great Movie Mistakes

18:00 ...........America's Cup Discovered

22:30 ............... EastEnders

18:30 .. ATP Tour Uncovered

21:00 .................Red Dwarf

23:00 ............... Family Guy

19:00 ...... Barclays Premier League World

21:40 .................Red Dwarf

23:45 ......... American Dad!

12 October - 18 October 2012

14:00 ............... Criminal Minds

17:30 ............. Barclays Premier League World

09:00 ......................Johnstone's Paint Trophy

11:30 ..................... Total Rugby

17:00 ..........................Futurama

16:00 ................Passport Patrol

19:15 ....................... Merlin

Topical comedy show in which Russell Howard offers up an energetic look at global goingson and finds his own uniquely upbeat angle on the news each week, from over 60 international news channels, 140 worldwide newspapers and over a thousand news clips. He and his crack team will leave no stone unturned in their pursuit of the weird and wonderful stories.

13:00 .............CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 15:00 ............... Criminal Minds

07:10 .................. Dragons' Den

11:00 ........ Hyundai A League

15:00 ..................Stargate SG-1

18:30 ............Raising Hope

06:00 ................ Good Morning Sports Fans

10:30 .....FIFA Futbol Mundial

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

18:00 ... Last Man Standing

19:00 .......... Pop's Greatest Dance Crazes

21:00 ...... Russell Howard's Good News

14:30 ............................. Dog the Bounty Hunter

17:00 ............................. Hyundai A League

21:00 ................. Pale Rider

20:00 ... Don't Tell the Bride

October

06:00............ Euro Tour Weekly

23:05 ................ 999: What's Your Emergency?

23:10 .......... The True Story

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18:00 ................... Top Gear 19:00 ...............Man v Food 20:00 ................... Top Gear

22:20 .................Red Dwarf

W C CHOICE Paul Martin's Handmade Revolution BBC2, 15:45 Paul Martin continues his quest to uncover our nation's craft traditions, and travels to Wales to meet master weaver Stuart Neil. Meanwhile, the judges have to decide which one of five talented amateurs, including a model maker and a furniture maker, is worthy of a potentially lifechanging opportunity.

Embarrassing Bodies Channel 4, 21:00 As part of Channel 4's week of Stand Up To Cancer programming, the Embarrassing Bodies doctors take an emotional medical journey with cancer patients. Dr Christian meets Josh, who tragically lost half his face following the diagnosis of a rare cancer, orbital melanoma. He also meets Danny, the father of two young boys, who's been diagnosed with bladder cancer at just 39. Fortynine-year-old Julie comes to see Dr Dawn having overcome breast cancer eight years ago and hoping to now have her breasts rebuilt with a pioneering technique. And Dr Dawn meets 22-yearold Natalie as she undergoes radiotherapy for cervical cancer. Dr Pixie offers a guide to the pitfalls of bowel cancer. Dr Christian dons a pair of fake boobs and hits the streets so women can see what's normal and healthy. And celebrities share their personal stories of how cancer has affected them.

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My agony, fear and smiles! Concluding the harrowing but, ultimately, uplifting tale of Julie Towler’s battle to beat breast cancer THE morning of my operation, 14th January, came round, but my blood pressure was high so it was postponed until the afternoon. I was petrified going down to the theatre. When I awoke, the first thing I did was look down at all the bandages around my chest and felt agonising pain. However, once I was back in my room, the pain-killers kicked in. I was in hospital in the North for four days, and my husband was travelling back and forth to work and returning at 2-3am to be with me. After I was released from hospital, I met the oncologist, who asked me various questions about my general health. He told me that once he had all the results, within about 10 days, he would tell me what treatment would be necessary. I asked him when I would be cured. “NEVER,” he said. “You have to learn to live with it!” I asked if I would lose my hair. “YES,” he said, “but it will grow back.” Would the cancer return? “Yes, it could do,” he informed me. The next 10 days were terrible and I prepared myself for the worst. But when he told me the cancer was aggressive and that I would need chemotherapy for six months and then a further course of intravenous drugs for a further year, followed by tablets for five years after that, I was devastated. I could not imagine how awful the chemo would be, and all I could think of was a year-and-a-half of my life being taken up with this treatment. For three weeks, I could not bring myself to look at my missing breast. I would go to the health centre for them to dress it, but I could not bear the thought of looking at it. Eventually, my GP helped me to look. It was bad, but not as bad as I thought it would be. She was fantastic - really supportive and kind. After that, I showed my husband and my son, Luke, who actually told me that he didn’t think it was that bad - and that the breast which remained wasn’t very nice either! I had to laugh. During the next couple of weeks, I prepared my body for what was coming. I started a really healthy,

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antioxident diet. My first chemo session was due on 22nd February, just six days before my son’s 14th birthday. When we went to the hospital for the first session, I was absolutely terrified. They told me my hair would start to fall out after about two weeks. I looked around the room and saw all these people with no hair or very little. It was heartbreaking. Where the chemo was being administered, they sat me in a chair next to a machine then inserted a needle into my vein. I will never forget the fear. As it started pumping in, I could feel the cold liquid inside my veins. The sound of the machine clicking as it pumped the chemo into my veins will stay with me forever. After 3-4 hours it was over, and I was free to leave. My next trip would be in three weeks, and I wondered how I was going to get through it. My brother came out to visit me with his family. It was nice as we had sort of lost touch over the years. I tried to enjoy myself with them and tried to be positive. My niece is actually a scientist, so she was well aware of what I was going through as she had studied cancer. After two weeks my hair had not fallen out and I thought I’d got away with it, even though I’d bought three wigs. However, on day 17, I woke up to find hair all over my pillow. Every time I ran my fingers through my hair, it came out in handfuls! I was horrified. I took a shower and washed my hair, and it was like a

bird’s nest on the floor of the shower. For a couple of days I coped, but then I had to wear a hat to cover up my bald patch. On 11th March, I decided to go to the hairdressers I always use and have it all shaved off. But afterwards, I could not look in the mirror because it was like something out of a horror movie. Eventually, I had to look at myself. I just burst into tears, and I never got used to seeing my reflection in the mirror. Every three weeks, I had to go for blood tests before I could have the chemo. I dreaded this every time as my veins were becoming very sore. I also feared that they would tell me it was not working, or that I may not be able to continue with the treatment. The doctor told me I had to be very careful with

my health because even a common cold could kill me as my immunity system was being destroyed by the chemo. If I had a temperature, he told me to go immediately to the emergency department. I continued to eat well and stick to my diet. I was not sick once during the

treatment and managed to keep my weight more or less balanced. I tried to continue with a normal life, but it was very difficult. I felt so tired, and by the time I started to feel better, it was time for another blast of chemo. But I kept smiling, even though inside I was struggling so badly. I had my son to fight for, which kept me going. I kept thinking: “I cannot die yet - I have to get better. He needs me.” Some days were diamonds, some days were stones. I cried a lot. I worried a lot. The cancer never leaves your mind. You want someone to tell you it will be okay, but nobody will. They even sent me to a Spanish psychologist to talk about it, but it didn’t help me much, although he was very kind and supportive. Nobody can tell you what it feels like unless they have been through it. The cancer is bad enough, but the treatment is awful, too - it’s the medicine that makes you feel ill. Going for my first big

check-up was really scary. I was petrified the doctor would say it had returned, but when I came out I was jumping for joy as he said it was clear. I finished my chemo in June 2011 and, after having visited the plastic surgeon on various occasions for him to fill the expansor in my chest, I then underwent breast reconstruction. My hair then started to grow back and my head was covered in a fine stubble! By the end of August I went out for the first time in six months without wearing a hat or a wig. I felt very self-conscious at first, but nobody stared at me it and it was okay. In the July, I began the next course of intravenous drugs, which were to last a year. I had to go every three weeks, but the side-effects were not so bad as the chemo. On 11th December 2011, exactly one year after my diagnosis, I took part in the Breast Cancer charity’s Walk for Life. It was all very emotional for me, especially as Luke sang Unchained Melody at the end of the walk. I think everyone was in tears. This event is so important because, as well as raising money for the charity, it also increases the awareness of breast cancer. It now seems strange not having to be at the hospital so much. I am still scared, I still worry. But as time goes on, it does improve a bit. I appreciate life a lot more now and I hate hearing people moan about trivial things. I’m still living in fear sometimes, but I now feel so much better and have regained my strength I thank all of my doctors and nurses who have saved my life. I know I would not still be here today had it not been for them. And I urge every woman to check her breasts regularly. You should also be checked out by a doctor as you can’t always feel a lump yourself. It could save your life! I am now involved with the Walk for Life here, and I plan to organise more charity events to raise money for breast cancer. I actually feel healthier now than I did before the cancer! Maybe that’s because I’m more vigilant about what I eat and my lifestyle. Remember, if found early, breast cancer has a very good survival rate.

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www.canarianweekly.com THE topic of toilets: did you know there are 43 million of them in Britain today and as many as 45% of British homes have two or more?

Expoutlet Arona 2012 Expoutlet Arona 2012 is taking place next to the Pabellón de Deportes in Los Cristianos tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday. The annual event sees dozens of stores sell off their liquidation stocks between 10am and 9pm on each of the two days.

British Gas will hike energy bills BRITISH GAS will hike energy prices by as much as £100 a year for six million households on today (Friday), according to reports. The UK’s biggest energy supplier is preparing to announce a rise in gas and electricity prices which would kick in next month, according to an article in the London Evening Standard newspaper. The increase is expected to be in the ‘high single digits’, similar to the 9 per cent increase coming into force from Scottish and Southern Energy on Monday. British Gas is preparing to put up bills by £100 according to the Evening Standard. A spokesman from British Gas said that they could not "speculate on price movements." Any price rise will anger British Gas customers, who are already feeling the squeeze from sky-high food prices and inflation-busting rises in the cost of other essentials. The rise comes just in time for winter, when households use the most energy and rack up most of their annual energy bill. The rise will be even harder to take because Centrica announced in July that its first-half profits were up 15 per cent on the same period last year at £1.45billion. This included a 23 per cent rise in operating profits at British Gas, to £345million. British Gas’ parent company Centrica warned of a price rise in May this year, saying that the trend in retail energy costs ‘remain upwards’.

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Energy companies are under scrutiny over their prices. As an essential living cost, there is pressure to keep gas and electricity bills under control to ease the burden on consumers. The latest phase of the financial crisis, including the double-dip recession, has been characterised by a collapse in consumer spending as wages have stood still while living costs spiral. This has drawn the attention of politicians, including Labour leader Ed Miliband, who have vowed to bring the energy giants to heel. From Monday average dual bills for the five million customers of Britain’s secondbiggest energy company SSE, which operates in London as Southern Electric, will hit £1,354 a year. Other big suppliers, including EDF Energy, Scottish Power and nPower, are also expected to announce higher prices. E.ON is the only energy supplier to have guaranteed that it will not put up prices before the end of the year, but it has refused to extend this promise.. Jo Ganly, energy expert at comparison website uSwitch. com, said: ‘This further speculation will add fuel to the fire that consumers will be seeing a general hike in energy prices this winter. ‘Consumers will be bitterly disappointed – the pressure of an extra £100 or so on energy bills will leave many buckling and forced to face another winter where they are scared to turn on the heating for fear of the cost.’ Source www.thisismoney. co.uk

New research from Mintel on the toilet cleaning market in the UK reveals how cleaning Britain’s bogs drives the nation potty. Indeed, while multiple ownership may sound impressive, for one in six (17%) of us this presents a real problem - as today, 9 million Brits admit they hate having to touch the toilet bowl when cleaning it. While one toilet is bog standard for half (55%) the nation, Mintel’s research finds almost a third (32%) of Brits own two. Meanwhile, one in ten (10%) households boast three and an impressive 3% own four or more. The South West and Wales are the toilet capitals of the nation - with one in five (19%) having three or more toilets in this area. But while, for some, multiple toilet ownership may be a luxury, 17% of consumers admit they hate having to touch the toilet bowl, rising to over one in five (21%) of the nation’s women. Fear of the toilet bowl declines with age - almost three in ten (27%) Brits aged between 16 and 24 hate touching the toilet bowl, but this declines to just 8% of those aged 65 and over. Richard Caines, Senior Household Analyst at Mintel, said: “That so many people hate touching the toilet bowl, particularly among younger consumers who are newer to toilet cleaning, indicates convenient products that take away the need for touching or heavy scrubbing of the toilet bowl - such as inbowl rim blocks or liquids or gels - will have strong appeal to a new generation of toilet cleaners.” When it comes to cleaning the smallest room in the house, Mintel’s research finds we are a nation of extremes. One in five (20%) Brits clean the toilet once a day or more, while a further 16% of them whip out the brush between four and six times a week. Meanwhile, things are a little less fresh in one in twenty (5%) households where the toilet is cleaned between two and three times a month. Some 1.5 million consumers (3%) admit to cleaning it once a month or less. Almost three in ten (27%) clean the pan two to three times a week, while the same number (27%) take on the task on a weekly basis. Today, two thirds (67%) of consumers claim it is important toilets look clean for visiting guests - rising to

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72% of women. Regionally, the North West (72%) is the most concerned about sporting a clean toilet for guests, while those in East and West Midlands and the North and Scotland (63%) are the most relaxed about toilet cleanliness for any impending guests. “Room exists in the toilet care market to encourage more frequent toilet cleaning among the third of adults who clean the toilet only once a week or less often. With more products promoting long-lasting results in terms of keeping toilets clean and germ-free for longer, the market also needs to make sure this does not lead to a reduction in the frequency of toilet cleaning.” Richard continues. Valued at £125 million, the market for specialist toilet care products is essentially a stable market, with sales tending to fluctuate from year to year, partly in response to varying levels of NPD activity.

The value of the specialist toilet care products market grew by 3% during 2011, with sales of liquid or gel toilet cleaners proving popular and increasing 10% between 2009 and 2012 to reach £63 million. However, flush treatment products that are seen by many people as less of a necessity have proved themselves vulnerable to the tightening of household budgets, with sales of inbowl rim blocks and liquid and gels decreasing by more than 10% over the same 3 year period to reach around £40 million. Specialist liquid or gel toilet cleaners face strong competition from bleach, with sales of bleach estimated at an eye watering £120 million. And while there may be a mass of new products and formulations for the smallest room in the house, Mintel’s research highlights traditional bleach as the most popular choice for toilet cleaning, with 90% of people

using it. Indeed, today, a third (34%) of Brits believe you can’t beat bleach for cleaning the toilet and a further 15% clean their toilets with bleach most days. Meanwhile, 84% of consumers use a specialist liquid toilet cleaner or gel, 67% use disinfectant and two thirds (66%) use multipurpose cleaners. “The high importance attached to cleaning the toilet compared to other cleaning tasks provides a good basis for increased sales of toilet care products offering multiple benefits to consumers. But specialist liquid or gel toilet cleaners face strong competition from bleach, so although bleach is a mature market, many consumers see it as the best cleaning solution for the toilet. Brands of specialist toilet cleaners therefore need to convince more people about the cleaning power and multiple benefits of their products.” Richard concludes.

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RHS Britain in Bloom BROUGHSHANE, in County Antrim, was awarded the ultimate community gardening prize by the world’s leading gardening charity last weekend. It won the RHS Britain in Bloom Champion of Champions category meaning the large village is arguably the cleanest, greenest and most beautiful location in Britain.

Matt Baker, host of BBC TV’s The One Show, presented the prestigious awards ceremony held in St Peter Port, Guernsey and attended by 450 community gardening champions. More than 1,200 UK communities, from big cities to wee villages, participate each year in the RHS campaign to green-up and clean-up Britain. Of these, just 72 finalists were chosen to represent their region/ nation in the 2012 UK Finals. A record 24 Gold medals were awarded along with 37 Silver-Gilts*, proving that Britain’s best towns, villages and cities truly are being transformed through gardening. Chair of the RHS Britain in Bloom UK Judging Panel, Roger Burnett, led a team of 14 volunteer judges who toured the UK in July and

THE Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Advisory Service is encouraging gardeners to check their compost before winter. Lush growth this summer means there are now heaps of grass and hedge cuttings that, if prepared properly, could be made into useful garden compost. “Autumn is the ideal time to check compost heaps,”

Growing success from behind bars August visiting each finalist. They marked against three key criteria - horticultural achievement, community participation and environmental responsibility. Roger said: “We had the privilege and pleasure of visiting the most environmentally aware communities in Britain and meeting the wonderful people responsible for them. The best thing about being a judge is meeting the volunteers. They’re hard-working and resilient – whatever’s thrown at them, whether it’s a hosepipe ban or flooding, they’ll find a way around it. It’s a hugely comforting thought to know that there are over 200,000 Britain in Bloom volunteers across the UK.” Judge John Woodward, who visited Broughshane,

described it as “a shining example”. He said: “25 years ago, the town was a centre of sectarian problems and the idea of a cohesive community seemed an unlikely possibility. Years of solid hard work and vision under the motto ‘Plants, people and pride growing together’ have turned Broughshane into an area of beauty, warmth and charm that has a future as bright as its flowers. Come and visit to see for yourself.” Last year, the RHS released a report demonstrating how RHS Britain in Bloom benefits the physical, social and economic health of the country. It revealed that being involved in the campaign was a key factor in driving visitors

and investment into areas, thus improving economic wellbeing. Local businesses flourish, jobs are created and local authorities save a vast amount of money. Through Britain in Bloom activities, for example, Broughshane (once a derelict village with only one service) now enjoys 150,000 visitors a year and has a number of services, employing 300 local people. Several discretionary awards were also given to communities and individuals who demonstrated excellence in a particular area of the campaign. These included awards for young people’s involvement, environmental sustainability and community-wide participation, among others. Source rhs.org.uk

Compost corner says Guy Barter, RHS Chief Horticultural Advisor. “Some gardeners will have just dumped their grass cuttings in a corner, which potentially will now be a smelly, slimy pile. But if mixed with the straw-like material produced in gardens at the end of summer these cuttings can become a useful soil conditioner next year.” This is also a good opportunity to turn over existing material in compost bins, swapping the inside

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material with the outside material before hedgehogs or snakes begin to hibernate. Both like compost bins because of the warmth the composting material produces, so care is needed to avoid disturbing them. Gardeners can use either open heaps or closed compost bins. However, bins retain some warmth and moisture and therefore make better compost more quickly; but even an open heap (not enclosed in a bin) will compost eventually.

Any of the compost bins on the market should produce compost as long as they exclude rain, retain some warmth, allow drainage and let in air. Bins less than 1 cubic m (1.3 cubic yd) in size are much less effective than larger ones. An earth base is ideal as it allows drainage and access to soil organisms. If composting has to be carried out on a hard surface, then it is useful to add an initial spadeful of soil to the compost bin.

GREEN-fingered prisoners from HMP Whatton, in Nottinghamshire, have been awarded the Windlesham Trophy 2012 by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), the UK’s largest gardening charity, for the best-kept prison garden in England and Wales.

On average 50 prisoners look after the gardens at HMP Whatton, which ranges from large impressive borders and a rock garden to sweeping lawns and wildflower grasses. The wildflower meadow area is a haven for butterflies, bees and hoverflies, essential for increasing biodiversity. The garden also is home to bumblebee nests, rabbits, hedgehogs and a wildlife pond. There are glasshouses and a polythene tunnel, where a variety of fruit and vegetables are grown from aubergines to cucumbers. Plant feed is even a made from scratch using a diluted by-product from the wormery. Colin Pound, Head of Catering & Support Services at HMP Whatton, says, “The gardens here at HMP Whatton are integral to the wellbeing of the staff and inmates, encouraging a more positive environment for all in the prison. Our gardens facilitate healthy physical

activity and the work party develop team building skills, a sense of responsibility and the personal pride of starting a project and seeing the finished result. The gardeners also have the chance to gain accredited qualifications and input design ideas for the grounds. “For our prisoners winning the competition and receiving the Windlesham Trophy is so important, as for many of them it is the first thing they have ever won.” A panel of three judges visited Whatton, of which the RHS Chairman of Windlesham Trophy Judges, Michael Hickson, says, “This year the judges’ decision was very difficult; the four finalists were all exceptional, but Whatton went that extra mile to win the Windlesham Trophy. The fruit and vegetables that are grown are put towards prison catering, and excellent companion planting means that no pesticides or chemicals are used. Whatton stood out in all areas of judging from environmental impact, wild and ecosystem criteria to creating a positive atmosphere both for prisoners and staff.” RHS President, Elizabeth Banks, presented the Windlesham Trophy - a ‘Green Goddess’ Fire Engine bell - at an award ceremony held at the prison on Friday 14 September. Participating prisoners were also presented with a certificate to acknowledge their efforts.

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Don’t grow too old gracefully! STOP IT! Yes, you mature ladies out there who keep telling me you want what can only be described as a man’s short-backand-sides. On top of this, you want to grow your colour out and, as far as I can see, just give up and turn into a wallflower. WHY? Is it that you have reached an age and thought, “I don’t care any more”? Or is it that you think no one else cares any more? Well we do! I hate to see women of a certain age fall into the trap of having the same, boring, short hairstyle - a little longer on the top to blow-dry with a small brush and you’re off. NO! Why do you all want to look the same? I think it’s great to look good for your age without looking like, erm, an ageing Barbie doll. You get the picture? It’s not about trying to create a facelift with a haircut or colour, but making the best of what you have got. Don’t tell me you don’t care because you do. You’re just too scared to push the boat out a little and try something new. If someone comes into our salon, I have no qualms about telling them that their style is too old for them if that’s the case. And 99% of the time they

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agree, and come back with the answer: “Well, my old stylist didn’t seem to bother.” Rubbish! It’s up to you to ask for something new and more up-to-date to inspire your stylist to be a little more creative with your hair. If not, then vote with your feet and look elsewhere. I’m not talking about going mad with a stupid cut, or an over-the-top colour. I am saying that with a little more adventure on your side, and some inspiration from your stylist, I’m sure you will leave the salon feeling a whole lot better - and a little younger! I recently cut a new client’s hair. She’d booked for just a cut, but I looked and thought, “What do I cut”? It was literally an inch long, all over her head, so where do you begin to tell a woman that her hair is just too manly and way too old for her? I just start at the beginning and gently advise them that it doesn’t flatter them. I also tell them: “Okay, we have to grow it a little, but soon it could look so much better.” I also wonder what their partners think about their once-glamorous wife now

looking like one of their friends. There’s no need for it. You can still be short and have white hair, too, but please do it softly and don’t try to look more masculine than your man indoors. I believe a lot of it is that some women don’t want to spend too much time on their hair. That’s fine, but with the right cut, it can still be simple to do but look soooo much better. If your hair has turned a silver-white, I wouldn’t dream of asking you to colour it, unless you asked. But if it’s steely-looking, then soften it a little with some warmer colours. It flatters your face so much better and lifts it as well. Many of my clients get compliments about their hair, and from younger ones, too, which just goes to show that if your hair is cut right, then its not going to take rocket science to look after. Above all else before you decide on a change, be realistic about what you are asking your stylist to do and create for you. Sometimes, a small change every time eases you into a new look without the getting-used-toit phase. The next time you’re at the salon, try something new and more youthful. And don’t get dragged into Little Old Lady land. I’m not coming there to rescue you!

Dear Christine, I have terrible trouble showing my feelings. For instance, I’ve always hated the Tenerife custom of kissing on both cheeks and dread it happening. When I was married, I couldn’t just pop a kiss on my husband’s cheek, or take his hand when we were out walking. He was very patient with me, but ended up finding someone else. I now have a wonderful boyfriend and couldn’t bear for history to repeat itself, yet already I’m nervous of taking his hand, and so on. I have no idea why I’m like this and don’t know how to overcome it. Can you help me, please? Debbie You have my sympathy. There are plenty of people who find it hard to be close to others, and you need to have a little courage to want to change. Do you get so scared at the idea of showing affection that you feel tense in your chest or stomach? Did you feel dependent on the approval of your husband, and now your boyfriend? Do you constantly imagine a dreary future if you didn’t have your boyfriend (and previously your husband)? If the answers are Yes, then you obviously doubt yourself and lack confidence, but this can be overcome. A good first step would be to work through some confidence-building books, and another tactic is to consciously take in the positive messages your boyfriend and others offer you. For example, if he holds your hand, cuddles or kisses you, you can tell yourself mentally:“He’s holding my hand because he likes me/he’s cuddling me

because he thinks I’m cuddly/ he’s kissing me because he fancies me.” Regarding your friends, if they ring you up it’s because they enjoy talking to you. These things all mean that you’re likable, cuddly, fanciable and good to talk to. It’s worth writing down these positive messages and carrying them around with you to look at frequently. You can also repeat them to yourself mentally as you walk along the street. They’re particularly effective if you say them out loud to your reflection in a mirror. The more you do it, the more they work. Remember that your happiness depends on you, and true self-confidence comes from within rather than being borrowed from other people. I wish you happiness, both in yourself and with friends and partners. Dear Christine, My Mum died last Christmas and I feel guilty that I promised to go back to the UK to see her last summer. In the end, though, wasn’t bothered enough. Mum was an alcoholic and so was my step-dad. Our conversations were always difficult because she invariably brought up the past when my stepdad sexually abused me. I was afraid that my children would get to know and that this would affect them. My husband knows everything about me and understands, but I don’t like him blaming my Mum. I hadn’t seen her for years, but decided to start seeing her again five years ago. I couldn’t take my children, though, as she was drinking so much and wasn’t able to

look after herself very well after my step-dad died. I’ve accepted that Mum must have had a hard life and that I will never know the whole truth, but I miss her so much. My children are now teenagers and have their own lives, while my husband works long hours and I feel so miserable. I hope you can help. Jenny You’ve had a very hard time with all this, and I feel for you.You sound very lonely and isolated in your unhappiness, and I’d say that bottling things up hasn’t worked for you. I strongly recommend that you visit www.griefnet.org the website run by and for the bereaved. There, you could share your feelings with people who understand. You might also go to www. alanonuk@aol.com the website of Al-Anon, which is a support group for relatives of people with a drink problem. Although your mother has passed away, her drinking has had a big impact on your life, your beliefs and behaviours. Another possibility is contacting either Survivors of Incest Anonymous via www.siaswo. org or Rape Crisis, via www. rapecrisis.org.uk - or on the UK telephone number 0800 731 1162. Here in Tenerife, there are plenty of qualified private counsellors, such as Andrea Greenhalgh on 659 054 745. In my opinion, there’s time later to decide whether or not to disclose to your children the abuse you underwent as a youngster. It could be a focus for one of your counselling sessions, so you can see the pros and cons objectively and make a decision you’re happy with. No good counsellor will push you into doing something you’re not happy about. And once you’ve reconnected with all your emotional resources, you should have the tools to invite more positive interactions with friends, and the energy to widen your interests and social circle. Christine Craggs-Hinton is the author of 20 self-help books, including ‘How to Lower your Blood Pressure’, ‘Coping with Hearing Loss’, and ‘Coping with Hayfever’. Her books are available from all good UK bookshops as well as ‘The Paper Shop’, Apolo Centre and ‘Bookswop’, Edificio Cristianos 1, both of which are in Los Cristianos.

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That apple a day could keep you in good heart THE old saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” could not be more true! In fact, eating one daily could significantly produce healthier hearts in middleaged adults in just a month. An American study has determined that those who stuck to eating an apple every day lowered “bad” cholesterol - a substance linked to hardening of the arteries - in the blood by 40%. True, taking capsules containing polyphenolsm (a type of antioxidant found in apples), had a similar effect, but nowhere near as large. Bad cholesterol, or lowdensity lipoprotein (LDL), can interact with free radicals to become oxidised, which can trigger inflammation and can cause tissue damage. Research leader, Professor Robert DiSilvestro, from Ohio State University, said: “When LDL becomes oxidised, it takes on a form that begins atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. “We got a tremendous effect against LDL being oxidised with our study. The difference was similar to that found between people with normal coronary arteries against those with coronary artery disease.” The study, funded by an apple industry group, is published online in the Journal of Functional Foods. Prof DiSilvestro described daily apple consumption as significantly more effective at

Coffee may put eyesight at risk MORE than three cups of coffee a day may increase the risk of vision loss and blindness, according to American research.

lowering oxidised LDL than other anti-oxidants he has studied, including the spicebased compound curcumin, green tea and tomato extract. “Not all anti-oxidants are created equal when it comes to this particular effect,” he said. The professor first became interested in studying the health effects of daily apples after reading a Turkish study that found such a regimen increased the amount of a specific anti-oxidant enzyme in the body. In the end, his team didn’t find the same effect on the enzyme, but were surprised at the considerable influence the apples had on oxidized LDL. For the study, the researchers recruited nonsmoking, healthy adults in the 40-60 age group, who had a history of eating apples less than twice a month and who didn’t take supplements containing polyphenols or other plant-based concentrates.

Even moderate amounts of coffee can lead to developing glaucoma, the devastating eye condition. Research published in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science suggests that coffee lovers reduce their intake to reduce their chances of developing the condition. Glaucoma occurs when the drainage tubes within the eye become slightly blocked. This prevents eye fluid from draining properly, causing pressure to build up. This can damage the optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain, and the nerve fibres from the retina (the light-sensitive nerve tissue that lines the back of the eye). Researchers from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston say compounds found in coffee may increase pressure within the eyeball, causing a vision-destroying condition known as exfoliation glaucoma. This occurs when material

is rubbed off the eye’s iris and lens, which then clogs up the eyeball’s fluid-draining system, leading to increased pressure within the eye. However, this problem did not occur with other caffeine products such as tea, cola or chocolate. Previous research has found that Scandinavian populations have the highest incidence of exfoliation glaucoma. They also have the highest consumption of caffeinated coffee in the world. The new study assessed more than 120,000 over-40s in the UK and US who were not suffering from glaucoma. They each completed

questionnaires about how much coffee they drank, and their medical records were checked for a history of glaucoma. Those who drank more than three cups a day were had an increased risk of developing glaucoma compared with those who abstained. Women with a family history

of glaucoma also had an elevated risk. Coffee may not be without its benefits, however. Research published earlier this year in the New England Journal of Medicine found drinking four to five cups a day possibly reduced the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes, among other conditions.

Worry of the autism kids who abandon safe homes NEARLY half the children in America diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder wander away from safe places. A new study, carried out by the Kennedy Krieger Institute, which looked at more than 1,200 families, highlighted how significant a concern the issue is. “We have long heard from families of children with autism that they often place themselves in danger by wandering or eloping,” said

lead author Dr Paul Law, senior author and director of the Project, conducted at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. “These are the first published findings in the United States which provide an estimate of the number of children with ASD who cause real concern.” Nearly 50% of ASD kids attempted to run away at least once after the age of four. And of those who attempted to wander or make a bolt for it, 53% went

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missing for a worrying period. Those reported missing were older, more likely to have experienced skill loss and less likely to respond to their name,” wrote Dr Law. “They were also more likely to have lower intellectual and communication skills than those who did not go missing.” Autism, Asperger Syndrome and other related disorders are diagnosed in one out of 88 children in the United States, according to the Centres for Disease Control.

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Food News A PANEL of wine experts were asked to blind taste 21 economy class wines served on board the major European carriers, and score each a mark out of 10. Thomson Airways was voted as offering the best red wine – Finca La Linda, Cabernet Sauvignon 2011. It was a clear winner among the judges with SAS five points behind in second and Turkey’s leading budget carrier Pegasus Airlines taking third place. The competition in the white wine category was more closely fought, with judges agreeing that the overall quality of the white wines was particularly high. Lufthansa just edged out KLM and easyJet, with four points separating the top three wines. Last year’s winners easyjet CHANNEL 4 has announced the launch of its new Jamie’s 15-Minute Meals app on iOS to accompany Jamie Oliver’s brand new TV series for Channel 4 this autumn. The app can deliver any of the 80 dishes featured in the Jamie’s 15-Minute Meals series straight to the viewers’ mobile or tablet as a downloadable meal video to keep forever - and for the first time, these meal videos will be available ahead of the TV series on-air premiere. The meal videos enable viewers to watch Jamie making their chosen dish whenever they want, rewind and pause as they wish, and virtually cook alongside him in their own kitchen. Each meal video can be purchased at a cost of £1.49. Viewers can also get the ingredients lists and nutritional information from all of the 80 dishes in the series, set reminders for specific shows - and explore 36 other meals exclusive to the Jamie’s 15-Minute Meals book which accompanies the series. A scanner feature compatible with the builtin camera in many iOS devices is also available on the app and complements the Jamie’s 15-Minute Meals book. Using the scanner, viewers can hold their device over a recipe image in the book to reveal the corresponding Meal Card, and access the download-toown meal video. Commissioning Editor Anna Cronin said: “We’re excited by this app as, true to Jamie Oliver’s philosophy, it encourages more people to get cooking. This app is certain to be the perfect

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of on-board wines this year. And it was the white wines

Jamie App accompaniment to the new Jamie’s 15-Minute Meals series and book. The easy-todownload meal videos bring the series to life and we hope will inspire people to take

the app into their kitchen.” The app, available from the beginning of October on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, was created and developed by Fresh One Productions

from both airlines which performed well with the judges this year, both making the top five. KLM and Pegasus were the most consistent performers, featuring in the top five white and red wines. KLM now holds the distinction of being the only airline to appear in the top five for each category for two years in a row. Tom Cannavan, wine expert and writer of the wine pages, commented after the event; “All the judges were agreed that the white wines on offer by the leading airlines were of a consistently high quality. While the reds were a little more up and down, overall I was impressed by the standard of wines being offered in-flight. The results

just go to show that if airlines choose carefully, they can find good quality, tasty wines for their customers in the sky.” “Lufthansa is clearly showcasing some of the best of German wine-making with a really punchy Riesling, while Thomson’s customers should see their holiday start on a high note with such a high quality wine on offer from a good Argentine producer. Good on Thomson

for putting such a nice wine in front of its customers.” “My tip for air travellers is to always take a chance on perhaps a wine you’ve not heard of before and try something new. As our judging shows, you can’t go far wrong with the quality currently being offered on board.” The tasting panel was made up of 12 wine experts and international travellers led by renowned wine expert Tom Cannavan and including Stuart Fyfe, Head Sommelier at the Hotel Du Vin, Edinburgh, Claire Blackler, founder of the Case Studies Wine School and Denise Medrano – The Winesleuth.

with Savvy digital, with supporting designs and coding delivered by Hedgehog Labs. The new Jamie’s 15-Minute Meals TV series begins this month on Channel 4 and the new book to accompany the series (published by Michael Joseph - an imprint of Penguin) is available.

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Highclere Castle is the top tourist attraction of all! IF you’re a fan of Downton Abbey it’s likely that you would have been sat on the edge of your seat eagerly awaiting the first episode of the new series on Sunday night. Following the premiere of series three, TripAdvisor has revealed that interest in Highclere Castle’s attraction listing, the stately home where Downton Abbey is filmed, has increased by 78% after the first episode pulled in an audience of 9 million. In addition, the 24

hours immediately following Sunday’s broadcast saw the most visits to the Highclere Castle attraction listing on TripAdvisor in history. “Downton Abbey has a huge following, but clearly a weekly installment on TV isn’t enough, with some fans interested in visiting beautiful Highclere Castle where the show is set and all the on-screen actin happens”, commented TripAdvisor spokesperson, Emma Shaw. Highclere Castle in Newbury, Berkshire is a 19th century stately home, and is open to tourists. The attraction has an average rating of 4 out of 5 on TripAdvisor.

Aeroflot flying in to Tenerife THE airline Aeroflot will begin operating a direct route twice a week between Moscow and Tenerife South Airport from 30th October.

Councilor Carlos Alonso, is satisfied with the start of this new connection stating that, “this comes after starting the negotiations with the Russian airline a year ago” The dialogue with the

Mobiles to hit the airwaves shortly “WE remind you that the use of mobile devices is not permitted throughout the flight”. A common phrase on every flight; but this could soon be condemned to the history books. Manufacturer Boeing continues to advance its connectivity offering on its commercial jetliners. Boeing 747-8 and 777, currently in production, will have systems installed by the end of next year that will provide in-flight use of mobile phones, wi-fi connectivity for passengers, internet access using inflight entertainment, and live television broadcasts. “We’re always working to ensure that our products offer the airlines of the world

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the most modern and robust technologies available to provide their passengers with an exceptional flying experience,” said Mike Sinnett, senior chief engineer of Airplane Systems for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “Passengers want the option of staying connected to e-mail and the internet and other online offerings when flying. We’ve looked across the industry and are partnering with several connectivity system providers across our family of airplanes.” The prime connectivity systems currently in development at Boeing are the Panasonic Global Communication Suite and Thales TopConnect system. Wireless media streaming is expected to be available on all new Boeing airplanes in 2014.

Russian carrier began at a travel fair last year in Berlin. Carlos Alonso added that “this connection will affect the growth of the number of Russian tourists we get, the market in which we are already the absolute leaders in the Canaries hosting 97 percent of all travellers of that nationality who come to the Archipelago; in addition Tenerife is the second favorite destination in Spain just behind Catalonia.” CEO Tenerife Tourism,

Miguel Angel Santos commented, “thanks to the hard work we have been developing over the last year we now have this connection with Aeroflot airline with which we continue to negotiate with the objective that we can open more connections to the island from other Russian cities in addition to Moscow.” Aeroflot’s flight will operate twice a week, Tuesdays and Fridays, departing from

Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport at 12:55 and return from Tenerife at 17:40. The service provided by an Ilyushin Il-96, has a capacity for 261 passengers, 22 of them in business class. This connection is in addition to existing Russian flights arriving here on Fridays. The Russian market has doubled in the last year with 110,000 visitors in 2011.The average age of a Russian visitor is 38 years-old.

Jet2 companies collect a prestigious island award AIRLINE Jet2.com and tour operator Jet2holidays were awarded the “Isla de Lanzarote 2012” prize during this year’s International Day of Tourism presentation ceremony. Janice Mather, Airports & Tourism Organisations General Manager of Jet2. com, received the award from Canaries President Paulino Rivero for the effort made by Jet2.com and Jet2holidays for increasing tourism to Lanzarote. Hector Fernández Manchado, Director of Lanzarote Tourism, said: “We’re glad to see them rewarded for the strong commitment they have shown in the five years they

have been working together with us.” Jet2.com will continue to expand its operation to Lanzarote with a 22% increase in seats for 2013 from its seven UK bases, adding up to more than 200.000 seats. The airline will operate up to 12 weekly summer flights

on the seven routes it serves. Also, the routes to Manchester, East Midlands, Glasgow, and Leeds-Bradford will operate all year, providing a constant flow of British tourists in the winter season. Jet2holidays, working with incoming agent Viajes de la Luz/Open Travel, has more than 80 hotels directly

contracted, and the company offers full package holidays from its UK bases Jet2holidays also works with over 5,000 UK travel agents, the increase in flights will allow it to sell packages all year round which, in turn, will increase business with local partners in 2013.

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This speedster won’t be Vanquished too swiftly! ASTON MARTIN’S Vanquish uses a similar recipe to the DBS it replaces but, as an individual product, it is absolutely sensational! The essential Aston DNA is there, with a thunderous V12 and a sumptuous cabin. Adjustable suspension makes it both accomplished cruiser and full-on supercar. Okay, the Vanquish is only slightly better than the DBS - but you devotees will still want one. Aston chief Dr Ulrich Bez, reviewing the new Vanquish, asks: “Why would we make an Aston Martin any different? You don’t just make something new for the sake of it - you make something better.” It’s hard to knock this view, especially when you realise the Vanquish is incrementally better than the DBS it replaces. True, the car’s low-slung proportions will be familiar, but every inch of the carbonfibre bodywork (a first for Aston) is new. And it’s a

stunning design. A slightly more compact grille is surrounded by a flowing, barecarbon front-splitter, bonnet vents and LED running lights, while protruding side strakes extend down the sides. At the rear, you’ll find LED tail-lamps inspired by the One-77 hypercar, and an integrated spoiler which looks more like a sculpture than an aerodynamic aid. The interior has taken even greater strides forward, with a brand-new centre console - also inspired by the One-77. Astons have being crying out for this user-friendly new interface, and it features some intriguing novelties. Touch-sensitive glass buttons vibrate when your finger makes contact, while the new Garmin sat-nav and properly-integrated, infotainment system are light years ahead of the DBS, with its clunky Volvo navigation set-up and fiddly stereo controls. Fit and finish is typically gorgeous (each Vanquish interior takes 70 hours to trim, while the whole car takes 300 hours to build by hand). The dashboard has moved

forward by 2cm to create more interior space, and there’s a 368-litre boot, which is 60% bigger than the DBS’ luggage space. Like the exterior, the 6.0-litre V12 engine feels familiar, but it has been overhauled significantly. Variable valve timing, a new fuel pump and a larger intake manifold have increased power by 55bhp to 565bhp, and also improved fuel

consumption by around 10%. The engine is also mounted 1.9cm lower in the chassis, to help the handling. The six-speed Touchtronic gearbox has been improved, as well, with 37% faster shifts when you’re in sports mode. And the result? Well, it feels similar to a DBS, which is not a bad thing, of course. There’s now more torque at lower engine speeds, but, like most non-turbo engines, the

Vanquish needs revs to give its best. Aston quote 0-62mph in 4.1 seconds - two-tenths faster than the DBS - and anything around the four-second mark is real supercar territory. The Vanquish won’t rearrange your internal organs like a Ferrari F12 will, but there’s plenty of performance for the public road - and then some! The rich, multi-layered V12

exhaust note is also a bit special, especially when you hit the Sport button on the steering wheel and open up the baffles permanently. New launch control also allows you to experience the full 565bhp. Simply push the button marked L/C and move your foot from the brake to full throttle. After a moment’s pause, the car screams off, with minimum wheelspin and maximum acceleration. But despite the full carbonfibre skin, plus carbon on parts of the chassis, the Vanquish weighs only 1kg less than the DBS. Any savings are cancelled out by extras like the new infotainment system and bigger carbon-ceramic brakes. But the weight is better distributed now, with more of the mass concentrated within the wheelbase, which means the Vanquish changes direction quicker and feels more agile. At £189,995 and now in the showroom, this peach of a sports car will Aston Martin followers drooling all the way to the bank.

VW lift lid on up-to-date golden-oldies THE newly-redesigned Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet relies on nostalgia for much of its appeal, so what better way to promote it than with special editions that honour the car’s formative years? The new model has been unveiled ahead of its debut at next month’s Los Angeles Motor Show and will be offered in Fifties, Sixties and Seventies trim, each paying tribute to the topless Beetles of the era, VW considering them to be “authentic recreations”, but with the benefit of a modern

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drivetrain and contemporary safety features. These new models, set to rival the MINI Convertible, take the new Beetle’s sharper lines and flatter bonnet and rooflines, and transfer them to the retro-styled soft-top. The four-seater’s black softtop roof is fully electric and folds into its own storage area in just 10 seconds and say VW, “lies very flat, enabling good vision to the rear”. It boasts 225 litres of boot space, which is 85 litres less than the Beetle hatch but much larger than the MINI Convertible’s tiny 125-litre boot. The Cabriolet will be offered with a choice of seven engines. This includes 1.2, 1.4 and 2.0 TSI units, with

104bhp, 158bhp and 197bhp respectively, while diesel options include a 104bhp 1.6-litre and 138bhp 2.0-litre TDI. More efficient BlueMotion Technology versions of the 1.2-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel will also be offered. Trim levels are also expected to follow that of the Beetle hatch range, which incorporates Beetle, Design and Sport models, while VW’s Active Rollover System will be fitted as standard. This compact Cabriolet is expected to start from £18,500 when it goes on sale in the UK next summer, and for those oldies with rose-tinted memories of the Beetle, they will be licking their lips!

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Toscales overturn Hammers TENERIFE Hammers C have enjoyed their debut season in Division One of the Oasis Fm Pool League, but they were given a reality check on Tuesday. Toscales A have been on a good run recently, but even they would have been surprised with how they took apart the bubble-blowers. Alex, returning to the side, was bang on form, as was Steve H, who enjoyed a 7-baller. Only Sean, who won two frames, put up any resistance as Toscales eased home 10-2. Gaffers A have a four-point lead at the top after edging a fine match with Palms A. Gaffers had the rub of the green as they went 4-0 up, but the former champs roared back. At 4-3 it was game-on, only for JT to grab defeat from the jaws of victory to set Palms back 5-3 - and the game was then up. Phoenix Potters remain third, despite being held to a draw by Inn The Pink. In fact, the Pink boys felt they should have won, and would have

STACEY KEATING, who won her first major golf title in Tenerife recently, notched her second on the Ladies European Tour on Sunday. The 26-year-old Australian, who won the Spanish Open at Golf Las Americas, came from three shots behind overnight leader Diana Luna to capture the Lacoste Ladies French Open at Chantaco

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but for Geoff's last frame victory for the Potters. Dreamers edged a tight one at Peacocks A. They were 5-4 down with the hosts set for a much-needed victory. But Gav, Steve and then Tommy sunk blacks to break Peacock hearts. Phoenix Knights won the battle of Los Abrigos as they proved too strong for Bar La Cana (9-3), while the A team have bragging rights in the Terrace Bar. In a close contest, they were always just in front of the B team with turncoat Conrad, ironically, securing the winning frame. The top two look to have slipped the field in Division Two. Leaders Next Door were pushed all the way by Treehouse B. Steve and Craig pulled the leaders over the line in a tight one in Chayofa. James Place had it a little easier at home against Mountain Rangers, while third-placed Treehouse A crashed 8-2 at Inn The Pink B. Or, to use their captain Greg’s words: “We got creamed!” Fourth-place Exiles A also had a setback as they were turned over by The Bluebell. It

was the first away league win for the “Rangers” this season! Palms B whitewashed Jardin Canario, who are finding

life tough, while The Square continue to catch the eye. This week they accounted for the Full Monty, and Exiles B

DIVISION 1 RESULTS Bar La Cana Phoenix Potters Terrace Bar A The Peacocks A Toscales A Gaffers A

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edged past Gaffers B 7-5. Picasso’s bounced back to

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DIVISION 2 RESULTS Exiles A Full Monty A Gaffers B Inn The Pink B James Place Palms Bar B Picasso's Treehouse B Full Monty A LEAGUE TABLE

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Tenerife winner Keating is straight back in the swing! Golf Club, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, in the south-west. Italy’s overnight leader, Diana Luna, had to settle for her third consecutive second-place finish at the same tournament. Keating, who received her

trophy from Sophie Lacoste, President of Lacoste SA, who was accompanied by victorious European Ryder Cup Captain José María Olazábal and former women’s world No1 Lorena Ochoa.

The delighted Aussie said: “Ten years ago, my dream was to meet Lorena Ochoa, so thank you to Lorena for playing in this event.” Keating thanked her caddie and boyfriend Darren Peters, who has been at her side since she joined the tour in 2011. She shed tears after being

disqualified from the Ricoh Women’s British Open a month ago after signing for an incorrect score, but since then it has been smiles all the way. “After the disappointment of the British, I was really low in confidence, but I’m very happy now,” she said, after her back-to-back triumphs.

A final round of six-underpar 64 left her 14-under, which proved one shot better than Luna, who, agonisingly, missed a putt on the 18th which would have forced a play-off. Two strokes back, in a tie for third place on 11-under, were Spain’s Azahara Munoz and Hannah Jun, of the United States. Fifth place was shared by England’s former champion Trish Johnson, local player Anne-Lise Caudal and Carlota Ciganda, who moved to the top of the Ladies European Tour’s ISPS Handa Order of Merit. Ochoa, making a limited return from retirement, tied for 22nd place after a final round 70 and said: “It was really a good week. I did make a few mistakes and had trouble a little bit on the greens. I was frustrated, but I am here just to enjoy it. This is more like an exhibition for me.” This was the last tournament in Europe for the 2012 LET season, and the next event is the China Suzhou Taihu Open at the end of the month.

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CDT make Real progress our front page the Government is broke. So while they have passed the begging bowl to Madrid, CD Tenerife and, for that matter, Las Palmas, have to wait for their dosh. This, coupled with the possible collapse of Islas Airways, owned by CD Tenerife’s Jefe Miguel Conception, has caused real concern. Canarian President Paulina Rivero said: “I am a man of my word and this will be paid. It could be tomorrow, in two weeks or a month.” Hmmm. On the field, and week eight sees one of the form sides of the division in Santa Cruz. Atletico Madrid B finished like a train last season and, after a slow start, they are picking up a head of steam again. They have won their last three matches and will be full of confidence ahead of this Sunday’s noon kick-off. They are easy on the eye with an all-out attack style. They score and concede for fun, and I can say with confidence that this will be no goalless draw! CD Marino, meanwhile, make the trip to the northwest of Spain for a tricky match at SS Reyes’s tight stadium.

Real Madrid C 1 CD Tenerife 2 CD Marino 2 Fuenlabrada 3 TENERIFE returned from the capital with another away win and lots to smile about. They had been flat for the last two weekends, but on Sunday the old zest was back against a young Real side who will hold their own in this division. Over 100 die-hard CDT fans made the early-morning trip, and they were rewarded with beautiful weather and a super match. Tenerife bossed the early exchanges and need just three minutes to open the scoring. Luismi Loro helped himself to the opener, even though there was a hint of offside. It was his fourth goal of the season, already matching his total for the last two campaigns. Aridane squandered a chance to double the lead as Tenerife took complete control. But the second goal never came, and Real got themselves back into the match when Ramirez finished a sweet move cooly. I did tell you about him last week! The leveller opened the match up and there was little to choose between the sides at half-time.

Again, Tenerife started the half the brighter and 10 minutes in, Chechu’s smart shot powered Tenerife into a lead they never looked like losing. Cristo Martin was having his best game in a CDT shirt, and maybe coach Alvaro Cervera reads this column. After I banged the drum for him last week, Nico got his first taste of action on the hour mark, and did well! He looked sharp and was buzzing around the area, causing Real the world of problems. There was the traditional late scare as Real pushed for a winner, but the victory was deserved and Tenerife march on at the top of the table. But the woes mount up for

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CD Marino. They got the thin edge of a five-goal thriller in Las Americas, losing to a side they had beaten in last season’s play offs. Javi Marchena gave them a seventh-minute lead, only for the visitors to hit back 10 minutes later through Pachon. But barely two minutes after Aguilar gave the visitors the lead, Noah rowed in with the equaliser. In a fiery encounter, ref Gustavo Lopez got his yellow card out 10 times and, at the death, his red for Marino goalie Alberto sounded the death knell. He somehow handled outside the area, the ref felt deliberately, and the subse-

quent free-kick was netted by Rueben Ramos to compound the pain. Seconds after the full-time whistle, manager Willy Barroso tended his resignation. Thankfully, the fans, players and even El Presidente talked him out of it. He has done a fine job and that was the last thing the club needed. Only 150 people attended, and the financial

woes are really starting to bite. The club even has to find 120,000 euros to pay five players who were owed money from 19 years ago! You couldn't make it up. Tenerife have their own financial problems. In June they were due a payment of 800,000 euros from the Canary Islands Government, but this was pushed back to October. And, as you will read on

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I know it seems as if you are not getting on as well as you’d hoped with a close one, but don’t turn what is a misunderstanding into a full on war. If you involve others in your dispute, then you could come out the loser. There is much more to be gained from your work in the week ahead than you think, especially if it involves a trip to a different town. SCORPIO (October 24th-November 22nd) Stop looking so deeply at your problems. If you can take a lighter view of what is occurring around you, then you’ll find the right solution. You’re a sign that never does anything by halves, so tip the scales and show us all what fun you can be. A certain person is getting bored with this quiet spell and wants the old you back. SAGIT TARIUS (November 23rdDecember 21st) Many of you archers will be trying to reach a compromise with close ones over travel plans. Don’t fight them. Lie back and let them do all the hard work and arranging, for a change. Some sort of tension which has recently occurred in the home is making for a rather difficult air. Open up and tell them the real reason behind your reluctance. C A P R I C O R N (December 22ndJanuary 20th) Try not to judge a friend for what you think he/she has done, or what is rumoured to have happened. For a sign who holds own personal life so dear, you’re acting in a very contradictory manner. Give them the benefit of the doubt and you can find out all you need to know. Continue to accuse and believe in this manner and you are only going to find an enemy before you. AQUARIUS (January 21st-February 19th) Stress is evident. The younger generation are going to be of more importance than usual, and you may find yourself having to bail them out from an elder they have angered in some form or manner. You are only a child at heart

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yourself, and you are also a very good soul. Do make some time, though, to indulge in your own pastimes. It’s the recipe for a clear mind. PISCES (February 20th-March 20th) Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty, and to show those you work with that you can be a team player. There is a lot for you to tie up if you’re to end the week with a peaceful mind. All the answers you need in love come later on. A phone call gives you the chance to ask the questions which last week just seemed inappropriate to broach. ARIES (March 21stApril 20th) At last, your plans are starting to take shape but you may have some problems getting a loved one to fully understand the importance of your goals. Don’t turn moody on them, but instead sit down and talk them through your plans. It doesn’t suit you to play such an emotional role. Someone is placing unfair pressures on you, but you are capable of gaining the insight and strength to get your point across. TAURUS (April 21stMay 21st) The stars line up to give you the gift of clear vision People that you may have thought once had your best interests at heart will now have to show their true colours, which, as you can imagine, could lead to quite a few surprises for many of you bulls. True friends rally round this weekend and in some cases, friends turn into lovers. GEMINI (May 22ndJune 21st) You really do like to make situations more difficult for yourself

than is necessary, and some of you are going to find yourself having to choose between two lovers. Go for the one you know is right for you long-term and not just the one who can show you a good time. You actually need a mental and a physical attraction together, don’t you think? CANCER (June 22ndJuly 23rd) There is a lot of work you need to do in order to tie up this week as you had originally planned. You are spending more time thinking about what you have to do than actually getting on with it. A letter needs be sent, or even e-mailed, to someone from far away who is beginning to think you no longer care. Is he/she right? LEO (July 24thAugust 23rd) You have not been handling the departure of a certain person well. If you have something to say, then say it now before you run out of chances completely. Don’t let pride stop you from objecting to changes in the workplace. You may not be aware, but the silent option you are taking is speaking volumes. Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face. VIRGO (August 24th-September 23rd) You must try to look at your cash flow and assess how best to handle it. You don’t even seem to have a firm idea of whether or not you are in or out of debt. You need to get some help with a work issue which has had you over a barrel. You are intelligent, fun and full of life, so stop moping. Get the help, advice and support you need to make your life the best it can be.

Quiz Each answer is a three letter word 1. The alter-ego of Arnold Rimmer in Red Dwarf, played by Chris Barrie __________________________ 2. The acronyms used for either of the F1 Red Bull drivers in 2012 season __________________________ 3. Easter-themed live-action and animated comedy film of 2011 with the voices of Russell Brand and Hugh Laurie __________________________ 4. IATA airport code in California __________________________ 5. European Union’s agricultural subsidy system __________________________ 6. 1009 __________________________ 7. Clothing adornment made from marabou or chandelle __________________________

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Tel: 679 736 409 TRANSLATION POOLS

SECOND-HAND SHOPS

Furniture & Household Items bought for cash Immediate decisions

Phone Freddie 609 303 634

POOL TABLES

TENERIFE TRANSLATION SERVICES

RE-UPHOLSTERY

Sofas, bar seating dining chairs Free quotations & home visits Call Mike at ReStyle: 677 806 800 SECURITY REMOVALS

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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.

For these and many more call Tracey on 666 857 991 info@tenerifetranslationservices.com

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

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www.canarianweekly.com British Consulate Address: Plaza Weyler, 8, 1º, 38003 Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Public opening hours from 1st July 2012: Tuesdays & Fridays: 08.30hrs – 13.30hrs Notarial services: Please consult our webpage or call 902 109 356 or alternatively +34 913 342 194 for further information on how to make an appointment. Please note, we are no longer able to provide notarial services without prior appointment. Emergency Assistance: Assistance is available 24hrs a day, 7 days a week by calling us on 902 109 356 or alternatively +34 913 342 194 E-mail: info.consulate@ fco.gov.uk Web:http//:ukinspain.fco. gov.uk British Consul: Maria Leng 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 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

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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 13:00 then 16:00 - 20:00 Some shops may open for just Saturday 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

Telephone numbers: Flight Information 902 404 704 (lines open 24 hours) Airport Information Tel: 922 75 90 00 Tourist Information Tel: 922 392 037 TFN - Tenerife Norte airport (Los Rodeos) For all domestic flights and some scheduled international and mainland services. Telephone numbers:

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

Contributors: Carl Pattison Christine Craggs-Hinton Christopher Pennington David Hudgell John Hennessey

DESIGN DEPARTMENT Joe Price

Nicola Roberts

CLASSIFIED Alison Nicholls

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Roscoe Sue McDonald Geoff Huxtable Mariano E Zunino Siri

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

Friday Sunny skies 29 °C. Wind 12mph. Friday Night Clear skies 23 °C. Wind 12mph. Saturday Cloudy skies 28°C. Wind 14mph. Saturday Night Clear skies 22°C. Wind 14mph. Sunday Cloudy skies 27 °C. Wind 14mph. Sunday Night Clear skies. 22°C. Wind 14mph. Monday Cloudy skies 26 °C. Wind 12mph. Monday Night Clear skies 22°C. Wind 12mph. Tuesday Sunny skies 27°C. Wind 13mph. Tuesday Night Clear skies 22°C. Wind 13mph. Wednesday Cloudy skies 27°C. Wind 13mph. Wednesday Night Clear skies 22 °C. Wind 13mph.

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

chris.elkington@canarianweekly.com

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%.

Weather Outlook

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

Managing Editor & Director: Chris Elkington

Flight Information Tel: 902 404 704 (lines open 24 hours) General Information Tel: 922 635 800

Thursday Sunny skies 25°C. Wind 13mph. Thursday Night Clear skies 22°C. Wind 13mph.

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