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DO YOUR BIT: WALK FOR LIFE TENERIFE’S annual Walk for Life, in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness, takes place on Sunday, amid a sea of pink. At least 2,000 women, men and children will be hot-footing it at 11am, with a fanfare from a live band, after registering at the Magma Centre, (next to the National Police Station), from 9am. Their route will take them down through Playa de las Americas to the coast and then along the seafront, ending up at the Plaza de Pescador in Los Cristianos, (the square by the port). The 4.8km walk will take an hour to 90 minutes, depending on your speed - and the crowds of wellwishers. You can register and walk for a minimum of two euros, and sponsor forms are available from the website. This colourful event brings together the municipalities of Arona and Adeje, and last year, more than 2,000 people took part, raising over 18,000 euros. Hopefully this year it will be more, despite these hard economic times.

F u l l details of the event were spelled out at a press conference yesterday (Thursday) at Hotel Villa Cortes, where Canarian Weekly were the only British Press in attendance. It was attended by

Francisco Niño in his first official engagement as Arona Mayor, and José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, Mayor of Adeje, among a host of other dignitaries. The Adeje Mayor said: “The South of the island is characterised as an area

of solidarity and thus, participating in this initiative represents our commitment to society. “At the same time, it serves as a platform to claim the importance of Spanish public health.” Francisco Niño said: “I am proud that we join two municipalities like this, and, for it to have the success it deserves, we need the cooperation of all citizens.” Walk for Life is a social

phenomenon, solidarity and emotion, which is organised every year, between Adeje and Arona, to raise funds to help fight against breast cancer. It reaffirms our commitment to all those affected by this disease. Many local businesses and individuals have made contributions to the massive raffle held at the end, and there’s even water and bananas being given out, and promotional items, for a small donation. If water is more your thing, you can join swimmingclub members from Tenerife Masters at 10am on the beach by Arona Gran Hotel. And for a four-euro donation, you can swim 800m with them across the bay to Los Cristianos. Finally, at the end of the walk, there will be entertainment, with local youngster Luke Towler performing his own personal song which he has written especially for the event. The two Mayors invited him to perform a cappella at the press conference and liked it so much that they’ve asked for the lyrics to be printed so that everyone can join in! There will be various stalls,

among them Excellent Medical Centre, who have put together a well-woman package (more details in January’s Canarian Weekly). As always, the focus is on trying to make people aware of the importance of detecting breast cancer early, and to show solidarity with those affected, and their families. Organiser Brigitte Gypen says: “We are most grateful this year for partnerships and sponsors, because we understand that times are tough for everyone. “But the signs of solidarity, optimism and hope for people affected are there more than ever. This year, there will be several new features in Walk for Life. “The walk took place for the first time in 2004 and continues to grow year after year. “Thanks to the increasing participation year after year, we can fight cancer by donating all proceeds from the event to the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC) and the Association of Women Affected by Breast Cancer (Ámate).” More information is available from www. carreraporlavida.com


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Primark ready to collar the market THE arrival of Primark in Tenerife, which will prove a blessing to cut-price shoppers on the Island, draws ever closer.

The Irish-based fashion chain, and a leader in textiles, has asked the Canary Islands’ Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs for a business licence for its installation and opening at the Centro Commercial Meridiano, in the centre of Santa Cruz. An announcement in the Boletín Oficial de Canarias (BOC) was published on Monday, 3rd December, and the application has been submitted for public information for a period of 15 days. Once this process is complete - on Tuesday - all that will be left to do is conduct negotiations with the locale’s managers and the refurbishment of the store, which will have a retail area of 2,608 square metres. Sources from store, which has taken the UK, Spain and the rest of Europe by storm, refused to reveal the exact date of the opening, or the number of jobs which will be created. That’s because the

company’s “trade policy” does not allow it, but we understand that Primark “expects some new chain openings in 2013”. A spokeswoman from Penneys, Dublin, Primark’s parent company, stated that ‘Primark Tiendas S.L.U (the name in which the licence has been submitted) is part of the Primark family. She would however “not pass further comment until all documentation has been signed off by the Directors.” This will be sweet music to the ears of many Islanders, who are happy to fly off to Gran Canaria regularly to stock up on their low-cost clothing from Primarni, as it

is called in jest. The excellent results Primark has obtained in the two stores opened there, in Las Palmas, and Las Arenas, has motivated the company to apply to open a store on Tenerife, where good results are virtually assured. With the philosophy of “Look Great, Pay Less”, the c o m p a n y, founded in Dublin in 1969, is experiencing an unstopp a b l e expansion. Spain is still a clear commitment

of the textile chain, which is enjoying great success since its arrival on the mainland in 2006. The company has about 238 stores in Europe and employs around 42,000 people, growing 16% in the first three quarters

of the 2011-2012 period. For shoppers who are after clothes they can afford to ruin (or for their children to ruin), or trend-led items they know will be “wear-once” wonders, Primark fits the bill. And while the store’s slightly pricier rivals, such as New Look and Peacocks, have been getting squeezed badly by the downturn, Primark has used its enormous, international buying power and closelyg u a r d e d supply chain to keep prices low, though

sacrificing some profit margin. The retailer has still been able to turn in impressive numbers every quarter, even with its rock-bottom prices. The key is that it hits the mark in terms of fashion as well as price. The notoriously private retailer, owned by Associated British Foods, has some of the best buyers in the business. They are adept at translating complicated pieces into simple cuts that can be run up by the hundreds of thousands. Primark features elasticated waistbands and loose-fitting tunic tops, because these garments do not require much in the way of labour. But to their credit, the buyers also have a sharp eye for commercial catwalk trends, and they make sure the rails are full of impressive high street garments - often before the high-end versions make it into stores. It’s thought that Primark, the winner of UK ITV’s Lorraine – Best affordable fashion award 2012 – will occupy locals GA 38 and OR30 in the centre. It seems, it is all systems go for Primark up North!

Cabildo piles on pressure for Hospital funding THE Tenerife Cabildo continues to stress the need to increase the budgets for the hospitals in the North and South, still believing that there is room for improvement in the Canarian Government’s Draft Budget for 2013, either by way of amendments or other formulas that guarantee more resources. So said Cabildo Vice President Carlos Alonso, after members of the Standing Committee of the Canarian Coalition decided to endorse the budget, even though the Cabildo has asked the 15 deputies from Tenerife

to exercise their veto if provisions are not included for the two hospitals. Alonso made it clear that the possibility to veto the budget is “the last resort” for the Tenerife Cabildo, believing that there is still room for negotiation on the part of the Canary Islands, the parliamentary groups and the Cabildo itself. “There

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are ways we are putting forward to deal with this issue and we think it likely that the veto will not be necessary,” he said. Carlos Alonso has admitted that the Canary Islands Health Service (SCS) budget is “highly constrained” by the economic situation and that a priority is to ensure existing welfare levels, but said he also

believes that it is a priority to improve the hospital infrastructure in the north and the south of the island. “Both are priorities and will have to be balanced and we are looking for ways to do it,” the Minister reiterated. However, the socialist PSC-PSOE has grave doubts regarding the Canarian Government’s commitment

to investing in the South hospital, located at El Mojon, just outside Los Cristianos. Of the three million euros the Canarian Government budgeted for the hospital for 2012, the regional executive has spent just 2,071,819.81 euros this year, 69.06% of the budget, leaving 928,180.19 euros, equivalent to 30.94%, not allocated to the project. The Socialist Regional Deputy and Mayor of Guía de Isora, Pedro Martin, expects the Health Department will offer appropriate explanations about it in Parliament, responding to the question he asked several weeks ago. Martin said: “It is very important to be attentive to the execution of this work, because what happened this year cannot be repeated in a work that is so fundamental to the whole Island, not

just the South”. The fact that the Canary Islands Government has provided for only 1.5 million euros for this work in the draft budget for 2013, he said, “Is not only insufficient but, de facto, means an indefinite stoppage of works. “Given all that has happened in the last two years with the South hospital, the PSOE have set realistic goals for the investment of nine million euros over 2013 and 2014”. While Martin is confident that there will be an increase in the planned investment, the citizen’s Pro Public Hospital Platform is not so sure. Spokesman Jordi Esplugas, restated the “firm decision to demand the remaining sum to complete the hospital is forthcoming in 2013. We will not back down”.

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Adeje encourages healthy eating for It’s PIT time! all school children Email: editor@canarianweekly.com

A NUMBER of Adeje Town Council’s departments, including Health and Education, are the driving forces behind a new project that falls under Education for Health called ‘Healthy Breakfast’.

CHRISTMAS is here, well nearly. The shelves of festive goodies are gradually depleting; shops that never open anything beyond their set hours are now open on a Sunday and each municipality is holding a whole host of traditional celebratory events. Christmas is a time for children and in Tenerife when PIT opens then Christmas is officially here! The Tenerife Cabildo has organised the XXI edition of the Children and Youth Park – PIT, with a total of 41 rides and games. This activity will take place at the International Conference and Exhibition Centre between the 21st December and 5th January between 10.00 and 20.00 hours, except on 24th/31st December, 1st and 5th January, when the regular hours will vary. This year, the theme is about the underwater world. The official presentation took place yesterday, with the Island Councillor for Economic Development, Trade and Employment, Efraín Medina, and the

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director of the International Exhibition and Conference, Ricardo Palacios attending. Medina explained that “the PIT is a playground and learning area that is already part of the Christmas season. Also this activity generates economic development and employment generating about 250 jobs. “ Among the novelties, Ricardo Palacios said that “this year we will have the greatest car track in Spain.” Since the first edition of the PIT, in 1989, there has been an increase of about 40,000 visitors, last year more than 54,580 visitors attended. To ensure that everything runs properly a team will be in constant contact with the public. This team consists of attraction monitors, security guards, medical personnel, civil protection, cleaning and organization, which will make the visitors stay in the park as enjoyable as possible. Cabildo de Tenerife started Park started the event in 1989 with the aim of providing a place where smaller, younger could learn and enjoy. The PIT consists of a set of outdoor games and fun activities aimed at all children and young people of the island, as well as their families and those with a youthful spirit and life. If you’ve never been it’s definitely worth a visit. Until next week…

It is being held in collaboration with primary schools, and intends to promote the habit of a healthy and balanced diet in order to improve student’s school performance and also encourage physical activity. Department of Education Councillor, Andres Perez Ramos explained, “Some students may be going to school or to sports activities without having had breakfast, with just a drink. “We want to show that a correct and balanced diet is the most important choice that people can make to have a positive effect on their medium to long term health. “In this sense, children are among the most vulnerable groups in terms of nutrition, and we want to teach the habit of eating healthily, because it is the best guarantee for the prevention of the most prevalent chronic diseases in society”. The Councillor explained that this project will involve three phases. The first is the collection of data, which means a preliminary examination of the nutritional problems existing in all primary schools in the Adeje Municipality. Perez Ramos said that, from the information obtained, the second phase of this project will be designed, with

educational content to be developed in the classroom or through complementary activities: educational material will be provided to parents with general healthy and balanced food recommendations that will also be launched at various educational workshops, to promote healthy eating and the need for children to practise physical activity, and finally, there will be story and drawing competitions based on healthy eating and the dangers of junk food. Upon completion of the project, Adeje’s Mayor said some assessments will be made with the objective of improving future editions. This will be done with the collaboration of students together with their parents

and teachers. This would be the third and final phase. Andrés Pérez Ramos notes that the objectives of this project are clear: to promote the development of healthy eating patterns and physical activity in children; to encourage families in the development of healthy eating habits and create healthy schools. He adds that it is important that, for this project to fully develop its objectives, collaboration with the Adeje Health Centre is essential, in the coordination and guidance of health education, as well as the involvement of health personnel promoting good food and healthy living. The project should kick off in February 2013 in all

schools in the municipality of Adeje, and is intended for students from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd cycle of Primary Education and the student’s teachers and parents. The Canary Islands has Spain’s highest rate of child and adolescent obesity. New lifestyles have led to significant changes and have especially affected the habit of eating breakfast. Lack of time, Ramos Perez explains, “Has led us to consider breakfast as a meal we can do without. Many children go to school or other activities without having eaten breakfast. However, breakfast is an important meal because it provides the energy needed to face each morning’s activities, including a day at school”.

Tremors felt again at school in Las Zocas THE recent inspection carried out at the Secondary School (IES) of Las Zocas due to recent earth tremors has led the regional government’s Department of Education to place a seismograph at the school, stated San Miguel’s Deputy Mayor and Town Planning Councillor, Arturo González Hernández. “The goal is to know where

vibrations that are occurring are coming from so we can find a solution to a problem that is keeping students and parents guessing,” he said. “A few days ago, after feeling more tremors, we made an inspection of the IES, but there were no cracks. Also, the testing that took place last March, as a result of the vibrations felt by students and teachers at that time,

did not reflect any structural abnormality and the technical foundations of the IES are in perfect condition,” he added. However, Arturo Gonzalez notes, “As a precaution it was decided to close the high school annex building until they find out the causes of the tremors. “This measure has meant that students receiving

classes in this space have relocated”. He stated that he regrets that the Ministry of Education did not include in its program of work the IES in Llano del Camello. “A few years ago we gave the regional department 12,000 square meters to build an institute in this part of town, but we are still waiting for it,” criticises Arturo Gonzalez.

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El Medano’s new look

Extra culture in 'schools' THE centre of El Medano will soon have some extra cultural space, now that Granadilla de Abona Town Council has finished converting the town’s old schools as locations for a variety of social activities. “We have painted and made some cosmetic changes to the properties, so they can now be adapted to the current needs of the population,” said Culture Councillor Oscar Delgado. The conversion is part of the Town Council’s savings drive during the economic crisis. Costs are cut, but it is still able to provide the public with services.

Canaries’ Economic Report THE Canary Islands will end the year with the unemployed total rising to around 380,000 people - a rate of 33.7%. Tenerife’s Economic Situation Report (CEOE) for the third quarter of 2012 estimates that job losses for the whole of 2012 will be about 15,000, while it expects seasonal demand in the fourth quarter to create about 2,500 jobs, ending the year with some 749,000 employed. That means the average loss of jobs per day in 2012 will be reduced to 50.

Lottery cash won’t help us THE Spanish Government will not use lottery funds to help struggling regions such as the Canary Islands. The decision, according to the Treasury, was made after pay-outs to nine autonomous territories came in at around one-third less than expected. “The Treasury has decided not to proceed with the national lottery debt plan because this additional financing is not needed,” said the Treasury. The lottery, which boasts the world’s biggest jackpot, is Spain’s most profitable, publicly-owned company.

No twinkle at Santa Cruz CHRISTMAS lights in Santa Cruz, the Island’s capital, fell victim to Endesa’s paperwork trail last weekend. The power company discontinued the supply on some of the roads, allegedly, on the grounds that the Council had not submitted the correct documentation. The mandatory technical bulletins were said to have been presented on 4th December, yet Plaza Weyler and Plaza Principe had no Christmas lights over the weekend.

Queen Mary sparks port run NINE cruise ships, starting with RMS Queen Mary 2 on Monday, will have docked in Santa Cruz port by the end of the week, bringing a total of 21,170 cruise passengers and 7,025 crew members. The Queen Mary arrived at 8am from Gran Canaria and set sail for Lisbon 10 hours later carrying 2,400 cruise passengers and 950 crew.

Iberdrola’s big power push IBERIA has opened headquarters in Scotland with a partner - forming the company Iberdrola - to further its wind-farm project there, and has awarded 23m euros to Scottish company Woods for metrological studies of East Anglia. The plan is to start generating electricity in 2015, providing power for about five million homes in Scotland.

Helping hand for jobless LOS Cristianos Remembers You is the name of the tourist town’s new campaign, offering discounts of up to 50% to the unemployed there this Christmas. Participating shops, numbering around 50, are running the savings promotion until tomorrow (Saturday) and ask only that shoppers show proof that they are unemployed. Look for shops that display the Zona Commercial Abierta sign.

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mean a “significant” change in aesthetics and the improvement of safety and accessibility to the areas. Bello Rodriguez explains that the works have focused mainly on general cleanliness, the removal of weeds, pruning back plants and making easier access to swimming areas. Above

THE capital’s tram operator, Metropolitano de Tenerife, (MTSA,) is offering its passengers a new service by allowing tram tickets to be paid for by credit card at machines located at the tram stops.

Tram tickets could be paid for by bank cards

With the introduction of this service, passengers will gain in convenience and speed when purchasing their tickets to board the tram. From now on every stop has at least one vending machine that is enabled for such operations. With credit cards or debit cards from any bank (VISA, MasterCard), users can now purchase their tickets by following the steps on the machine’s touch screen. During the first week, in the main tram stops,

Metropolitan personnel will be on hand to inform

all, he said, “It is much more attractive if we maintain these areas along the coast and thus avoid deterioration over time”. All this, said Rodriguez Bello, has been achieved by services personnel and paid for from the municipal coffers, in response to demands from citizens and users in general, due to the

poor state of this area of El Medano. So, not only does it provide better aesthetics, he said, but also safety and accessibility to beaches that are travelled by thousands of tourists and users throughout the year, along with providing the appropriate levels of security and welfare for the residents of the municipality.

THE Granadilla Department of Services, headed by socialist Councillor Juan Rodriguez Bello, is currently proceeding with the implementation of a comprehensive plan of improvements along the coast of the Municipality, specifically in the areas of La Jaquita and El Cabezo, in El Medano, which will

users about the features and modes for operating this new

means of payment and help them buy their tickets.

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New Director General for Abama Golf & Spa Resort THE Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has appointed David Cayuela the new CEO of Abama Golf & Spa Resort, located in Guía de Isora. With this new addition to the resort’s management team, a new stage begins at Abama, whose main goal is to continue to provide the quality and excellence that distinguishes the complex and also innovate and shape results by means of the best use of resources and thereby promote growth in sales. With over 26 years experience in the tourism sector in Europe, the U.S., Mexico, South America and Asia, David Cayuela is a customer-oriented professional who always seeks to offer unique services, operational strategies and new sales and marketing techniques. His career has seen him

travel around the world, occupying different positions in deluxe hotel chains such as Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, Fairmont - Raffles Hotels & Resorts, Meliá Hotels Internationals, The

Ritz Carlton Hotel Company and Hilton. He speaks seven languages (Castilian, Catalan, French, English, Portuguese, Italian and German) and has a Diploma in Business and Tourism Activities and a

specialty diploma in hotels with the CETT. Plus, he has the official Spanish Sommelier diploma. With this background, the resort will benefit from the skills of its new director and his extensive experience. Meanwhile, David Cayuela faces his new job with satisfaction and says his main goal is to turn Abama Golf & Spa Resort into the best resort in southern Europe. Located in Guia de Isora, with spectacular views of the island of Gomera, the Abama Golf & Spa Resort resembles a Moorish citadel. With a clear African influence in its decor, Abama Golf & Spa Resort offers 321 rooms in the Citadel and 148 rooms and suites in Villas. In addition, Abama Golf & Spa Resort has recently opened the Tagor Villas, a unique new concept in “adults only” accommodation. The 36 rooms that make up the Tagor Abama Villas, six of which are suites, are far from the main

Hospital waiting lists THE average time for a patient waiting to undergo surgery in one of the ten public hospitals in the Canary Islands has gone up to 213 days, or seven months, as confirmed by the Canarian Government’s Ministry of Health in response to a question from PP Member of Parliament Mercedes Roldós. Specifically, the Department of Health stated that the latest available data on the average delay to surgery here in Tenerife shows the Hospital

Universitario Nuestra Señora de La Candelaria with a wait

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of 142 days and the Hospital Universitario de Canarias

(HUC) at 122 days. Just a week ago the Minister of Health, Bridget Mendoza, announced in Parliament that ordinary surgical activity scheduled for the first half of this year increased by 9.5 per cent, due to Day Surgery, which recorded an increase of 20 per cent. “The surgical waiting list is increasing, as in most Spanish regions, due to lower funding resulting from the forced reduction of public spending imposed by the Government of Spain in their budgets,” she said.

building, surrounded by botanical gardens, towards the ocean. Its unique location makes this type of lodging an oasis of tranquillity that has been specially designed for those guests looking for a unique and special experience. Abama also features a beach club, a spa with more than 2.500m2, a golf course, nine swimming pools, two of which are natural, a tennis club, ten restaurants - one of which, MB, obtained its first Michelin star and is personally run by Martin Berasategui, the chef awarded three Michelin stars and offering fusion cuisine - Abama Kabuki Japanese restaurant overseen by Spanish chef Ricardo Sanz, whose restaurant Kabuki Kabuki Wellington in Madrid is considered one of the best Japanese restaurants in Europe and both boast a Michelin star - and multiple spaces for meetings and events. Located on an estate of 160 hectares, the Abama Golf & Spa Resort is surrounded by subtropical vegetation. Up to 90,000 trees and shrubs and palm trees of 300 different species are part of the complex designed by the internationally renowned architect Melvin Villarroel. Abama Spa, beauty centre,

health and fitness centre and African-inspired hotel is a haven of peace. With a menu of over 30 treatments, a thermal circuit and a team of experienced professionals, Abama Spa is a benchmark. In its commitment to evolving and always offering the best to each customer, Abama Spa has launched Abama Total Wellness, a comprehensive protocol of beauty treatments, personalised health and nutrition. Each of the programmes at Abama Total Wellness begins with a consultation and diagnosis and continues under the guidance of a life coach and does not end when you leave the spa or gym but continues throughout your stay at the resort. The Golf Course of 18 holes is a par 72 and 6,237 meters in length, designed by Dave Thomas. It has over 25,000 trees and tropical plants, numerous lakes, sand bunkers and surrounding hills. Golfers can see, from any green, both the sea and the summit of El Teide. The Tennis Club has seven tennis courts and four paddle courts and is overseen by the International Tennis Academy SanchezCasal, which handles international players Emilio Sanchez-Vicario and Sergio Casal, twice winners of Roland Garros.

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TOURISM SECTOR IS FLYING SO HIGH! THINGS are definitely looking up for the tourism sector here, if brand-new airline routes to the Island are anything to go by. Nearly a dozen links have been added in the last year, including those from Moscow (Aeroflot), Amsterdam (Corendon tour operator), Paris (Iberia), Oslo and Gatwick (Norwegian and SAS), Belfast (Jet2) and Nantes (Volotea). And from 1st April next year, British Airways will be operating flights to Tenerife from Gatwick five times a week, in direct competition

with several airlines there. The company will also introduce a twice-weekly Gatwick flight to Lanzarote next summer. Upbeat Tenerife Tourism Minister Carlos Alonso Rodriguez said: “We are delighted that BA has chosen to launch this weekly link to Tenerife South. “It will enable us to capture an important, premiumniche market, as BA will be the first operator on the route to offer a full Business Class service.” Alonso, together with Tenerife Tourism chief Miguel Angel Santos, this week hosted a presentation to 20 five-star establishments, travel agencies, broadcasters

and conference organisers, outlining details of the new Gatwick link. The Tourism Minister said these increased connections were giving strength and support to Tenerife as a competitive tourist

destination. The Gatwick flight will be operated by 124-seater BA aircraft, which include 25 seats in business class. This, said Alonso, will encourage the arrival of affluent visitors. He added: “A route with

these features is among the main demands in relation to the UK market made by four and five-star hotels on the Island, and Tenerife Tourism had been working on it for some time. “The connection to

Gatwick will help strengthen us as a tourist destination in a market in which our main source is tourism, with 1.68 million visitors welcomed in 2011, which was 16.4% more than the previous year.”

New Mayor of Arona sworn in

Dr. Francisco José Rodríguez Niño is now officially the new Mayor of Arona, with a majority support in the Council. The new Mayor said, “I will always be open to dialogue. We have to all work together so that the municipality progresses,” directly

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addressing the opposition, with the goal of ending the numerous “squabbles” that he said exist. In addition, the new Mayor recognised the need to promote partnership and collaboration among Municipalities in the region, as well as tourism and security. The opposition groups also hope that the change

of Mayor is beneficial to the interests of Arona. “We must work to reduce the current unemployment rate,” said opposition leader and PSC spokesman, José Julián Mena, who stressed the need to take measures to reduce the number of unemployed. The Socialist councillor also noted, “We must innovate, support business, eliminate red tape and boost tourism”.

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Arona beaches still safe

AS the dispute over unpaid wages between lifeguards and the company that provides them for Arona’s beaches continues, rumours that users are at risk abound. However, according to a member of the Arona Council’s press department, the matter is in hand. Canarian Weekly was told that members of the Local Police Beach Patrol are present on beaches such as Las Vistas, in Los Cristianos and all other beaches that would normally have lifeguards. These officers are specially trained to deal with any situations that may arise, until a solution is found and the lifeguards return. The Town Council has, according to the press office, no responsibility for the wages that have been unpaid since August, stating that it had paid the company contracted to provide the staff and it was their duty to use the money to pay workers. Meetings have been held during the past week or so in an effort to resolve the situation and it has been decided that the Council will employ a new service. A further meeting is due to be held next week to settle the matter and award a new licence for the service.

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Adeje Local Police on the job in 2012

MAYOR of Adeje, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, and the Chief Inspector of Adeje’s Local Police, Tomás Estevez, presented a report on police activity for 2012 at a recent press conference, reiterating their commitment to maximum transparency. Fraga noted that throughout this year the police have conducted

17,164 actions, split as follows:- 1,622 municipal services (insect infestation reports, public needs and reports of various kinds), 1,084 sanctions (camping, noise, public roads) 159 social services (reports on minors, juvenile records), 150 urban (underground works, and works at precincts reporting), 514 for other municipal areas (secretariat, traffic,

health and consumption, culture and sports) and 4,041 notifications. In terms of traffic, the officers conducted 11,306 actions, with 10,703 parking complaints and 19 complaints of driving under the influence of alcohol. To these figures are added 579 complaints referred to the Provincial Traffic (ITV, compulsory insurance, driving licences)

with all 11,306 sent on to the Cabildo for breach of transport rules. Regarding vehicles removed from the street, the municipal towing service attended 6,014 situations. Finally, police dealt with 154 disorderly conduct reports, 118 for drug use and 21 weapons infractions. The Mayor emphasised the great work carried out by the

124 members of the Adeje Local Police, which “are an example of professionalism at the service of others, sometimes risking their own lives.” The Mayor said that despite the current economic situation, the government team remains committed to improving the service offered by the local police to citizens. In this regard, he announced

the addition of two cars and three motorcycles to the current fleet as well as additional officers. The Mayor also stressed the importance of the local police in terms of tourist safety, saying: “The presence of agents prevents the presence of criminals and illegal activities and provides peace of mind to our visitors”.

Drug-smuggling brothers jailed

TWO Spanish brothers, who attempted to smuggle cocaine worth almost £300,000 through Heathrow Airport, have been jailed for a total of nine years. Roberto and Jesus-Maria Moreno-Ramirez were arrested by Border Force officers at Terminal 1 on 19th September after flying in from the Dominican Republic, via Frankfurt. Checks were carried out on their luggage and, when two suitcases were emptied out, they were found to be

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unusually heavy. The cases were X-rayed, revealing both had false bottoms. Packages of white powder were found concealed within the hidden compartments, and tests carried out on the powder showed it to be cocaine. Just under three kilos of the drug were seized and, if cut and sold on UK streets, would have been worth around £300,000. The brothers, aged 44 and 40 and originally from the La Rioja region of Spain, pleaded guilty to importing a class A drug and were each sentenced to 4½ years in prison by a judge at Isleworth

Crown Court on Thursday, 6th December. Assistant Director Peter Avery, of Border Force, said: “This was a significant quantity of drugs with a potential to do a lot of damage, and the sentences handed down here reflect that. “Drug trafficking is a serious offence, and this case should serve as a warning to others. “Border Force officers are on constant alert to prevent dangerous drugs like cocaine making it to our streets.” Anyone with information about activity they suspect may be linked to drugsmuggling should call our hotline on 0800 59 5000.

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Consulate eye-opener THE British Consulate has now revised its Open Day plans for Tenerife, which were put on hold recently. It could prove to be a real eyeopener for Expats. Perhaps you have been told you can receive medical treatment at the health centre in the town where you live, just by showing your UK-issued European Health Insurance Card. Maybe you’ve been informed that if you were thinking of going back to the UK, you’d have to wait at least six months to access NHS health care. And have you heard that you need to have worked 15 years in Spain to be entitled to a Spanish pension? Are you one of the thousands of “Swallows” who have arrived in the Canaries to escape the cold UK winter? If so, have you been told that your European Health Insurance Card will cover everything, from ongoing hospital treatment to repatriation back home?

Well, things might not be quite as they seem because the statements above are all false. Don’t listen to misleading rumours; instead, come and hear from the experts. The British Consulate is holding a series of open events throughout the Canary Islands, including Tenerife, offering advice on some of the issues that matter most to the Brits who live here. Consular assistance, your pension and benefit rights as a British resident in Spain, and your responsibilities as residents in the Canaries are just some of the areas which will be covered. How to register correctly for healthcare is an increasingly hot topic among residents, and this will also be on the agenda, as will details about where to apply for the European Health Insurance Card. Steve Jones, newly-appointed British Consul to the Canary Islands, who will be hosting the events, said: “These open days are a fantastic opportunity for our British residents in the Canaries to hear the most relevant, up-to-date information, from the experts. “I would urge those planning to come along to ensure

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they pass on information to friends in the community.” Those attending can submit questions in advance and should do so when booking their place at the event. The question and answer session will follow the main presen-

tation. The event will take place in Tenerife on Thursday, 31st January, at these venues, North and South of the Island: Puerto de la Cruz, Hotel Palmeras Playa - Salon Teide, Avenida Venezuela, at

10.30am (doors open 10am). Los Cristianos, Auditorio Infanta Leonor, Avenida Juan Carlos I, at 6.30pm (doors open 6pm). To book a place online, please visit www.ukinspain. fco.gov.uk/opendays - and if

you experience any problems booking, or do not have Internet access, please call 902 109 356 or 913 342 194. Please note that places are limited and can be guaranteed only if reserved in advance.

Iberia call halt to strikes A PLANNED series of one-day strikes by Iberia staff, which threatened to disrupt Christmas plans for thousands travellers, has been called off. There is still no agreement with the management, but the various unions representing cabin crew, ground staff and pilots, have shelved the walkouts leading up to the festive holiday “with the airlines users in mind”. The six strikes were planned between today (Friday) and next Friday (21st Dec) in protest against the proposed 4,500 redundancies and pay reductions of up to 35%, as well as fewer flights.

But it’s not over yet because the unions still plan to stage

the strikes next month should an agreement with

the Iberia management not be reached.

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Tune in to avoid Ex-pat pitfalls... A NEW campaign to help British residents avoid common pitfalls while living in Spain has been launched on English language radio stations across the country. Roadside robberies, out-ofdate passports, and benefits and health concerns all feature in the new radio ‘fillers’, which cover some of the most frequent issues tackled by British Consular staff. The issues are different, but the impact is the same: huge stress for Brits who suddenly find themselves facing frustration, inconvenience and large costs because they failed to take the right steps to avoid problems. Hundreds of Britishregistered and hire cars are targeted every year by gangs, who prey on foreigners by distracting them on the road or at rest stops, and then rob of them of luggage and possessions. In a 30-second filler Keith, an expat in Spain, warns his mate Roy to take care on the drive down, saying: “Lots of

crooks on the roads out here.” It’s all too easy to forget when your passport expires. But if it has and you need to travel urgently, an emergency travel document for one return journey costs around 125 euros. And that’s a costly mistake. In a second filler, Sheila’s renewing her passport to make sure she is able to travel to a ruby wedding party back in Britain. And there’s a reminder to visit the UKinSpain website for a wealth of information about living in Spain, featuring the facts, and not rumours and gossip. Find out why you should register on the Padrón at the local town hall, and how you could miss out on welfarerelated benefits and social services help in the future if you don’t. The UKinSpain website can be found at www.ukinspain. fco.gov.uk. The voices behind the fillers include Sheila Reid, who plays wheelchair menace Madge in the hit UK TV series Benidorm, Keith Barron, Benidorm’s deputy mayor in 2009, and Huggy Leaver, who has appeared in EastEnders and the film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.

Tenerife economy THE tourism sector continues to prop up the Island’s economy with a 9 per cent increase in tourist arrivals during the third quarter. According to the Cabildo, in the last three months analysed (July, August and September) goods carried by sea increased by 21.7 per cent and there was a 13.3 per cent rise in light vehicle registration in Tenerife. By contrast,

construction continues to fall without bottoming out, with a drop of over 20 per cent in the sale of cement, while the industrial and commercial sectors blame the increasing deterioration in domestic demand. However, the unemployment rate on the island stands at 32.2 per cent, 1.4 points below the Canary Islands average of 33.6 per cent.

Adeje Agromercado now four years old! EVERY weekend thousands of people come to buy local produce at affordable prices at the Agromercado in Adeje, a Municipality owned facility belonging to the Department of the Environment and Sustainable Development, directed by Esther Rivero Vargas. On December 20th it will be four years since it opened and, Rivero says that since that time consumers have

been able to confirm the variety, quality and best prices of the locally grown and produced products. To mark this anniversary, they are designing a seasonal products tasting, along with an advertising campaign to encourage the purchase of local products. Currently, the Agromercado receives an average of between 3,000 to 5,000 people every weekend. Unsurprisingly,

many restaurants in the area have decided to go for local, fresh produce, because Councilwoman Esther Rivero said,“Catering establishments have been checking, as residents of the municipality, the quality and variety available at the farmer’s market”. Among the products that are for sale there is a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, wine, honey,

mushrooms, cheese and dairy products, flowers, crafts and baked goods, and in response to increasing demand there are more organic products. Rivero Vargas said the objectives for the future are to improve the internal management of the Agromercado, making it more competitive, to increase the supply of products and their quality and improve service for the consumer.

‘Beautify Granadilla’ underway

Visitor figures on the increase THE total number of foreign visitors to the Canary Islands in November reached 910,989, according to Spain’s airport authority, AENA, representing a drop of 2.24 percent, or 20,852 fewer passengers than in November of last year. However, Ricardo Fernandez de la Puente Armas, the Canary Islands Government’s

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Deputy Minister for Tourism pointed out that despite the drop in comparison with 2011, this November’s figures are the fourth highest in the last 20 years. Here in Tenerife the news is much better. AENA reports that 351,862 passengers arrived on the Island in November, up by 3,166 compared to 2011. For the year so far, however, Tenerife has been visited by 3,433,532 foreign passengers, a decrease of 0.01 per cent or 443 foreign passengers less than 2011.

THE Granadilla Town Council’s Department of Works, headed by the popular Jose Manuel Garcia Mendoza, is currently undertaking improvement and conditioning works in the plaza

de Santa Lucia, located in the historic heart of Granadilla. The goal, said the Councillor, is to change the image of this emblematic area of the town, “And give it a more

attractive image and prevent deterioration that occurs over time”. Garcia Mendoza said that this reform is being carried out as a result of a project called ‘Beautify Granadilla’,

aimed at preserving the environment, landscape improvement, cleaning high traffic areas and maintenance of public spaces, all of which is providing jobs for 20 unemployed people.

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Pope’s first tweet so sweet! POPE Benedict XVI has launched his new Twitter account @Pontifex with a blessing for his one million internet followers.

“Dear friends, I am pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter. Thank you for your generous response. I bless all of you from my heart," he tweeted on Wednesday. Nearly 800,000 people have registered to follow his main account in English since the Pope announced earlier this month that he would start tweeting under his official Latin title. He gained about one million followers in the eight languages of his account: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and English. But he made it clear he will not be following any particular individual. For his first tweet, the Pope tapped on his tablet during a general audience which was, said Monsignor Paul Tighe, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, “An

extraordinary moment”. He told Radio Vatican the Twittersphere response was impressive, with more than 2,000 re-tweets in under two minutes. The Pope informed his followers that he was “pleased”

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to be in touch through Twitter. But personally, that’s as a far as it goes for the pontiff. Church officials said tweets would be sent by someone in the Vatican’s secretariat of state, but only after papal approval.

Subsequent papal tweets on Wednesday addressed some of the questions submitted to Benedict in the run-up to the launch at #askpontifex. The first tweets drew jokes, criticism and some positive responses. Some even

accused the Pope for the sexabuse scandal that has rocked the Roman Catholic Church in recent years. “hey @Pontifex you want 5,000 followers in five minutes? stop protecting paedophiles in the church

and follow back!” said user @elizabethdanger. “May the connection to God gets closer....” joked @Svidss. The German-born Pope, an 85-year-old theologian, is used to writing philosophical dissertations and papal encyclicals. But under his pontificate, the Vatican has pushed into the social media, using YouTube and Facebook for special events as it tries to reach out to the faithful, especially the young. One user, @becsplanb, replying to the Pope’s tweet asking how faith in Jesus can be lived in a world without hope, said: “I find drinking heavily helps.” Another appeared quite unimpressed with the question. “Seriously Pope I waited all this time for a Question,” said @kataranRI. Pope Benedict does have some previous experience of tweeting, having launched the official Vatican news site on Twitter, @news_ va_en, in June last year, but this was the first tweet under his personal handle. Vatican officials said, somewhat tongue in cheek: “While a Pope is infallible under Church doctrine, Benedict XVI’s tweets are not.”

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World News EVERYONE is aware of the 'Dog is for life' Christmas slogan, which has been around for 33 years. And for the 2012 Christmas campaign, Animal welfare charity The Dogs Trust is determined to press home the amount of care needed to have a dog. So often, puppies or rescue dogs have been given to a child for Christmas, only for realisation about the task of looking after it sets in. In the past 12 months, more than 16,000 mutts have been cared for at the charity’s 18 centres across the UK. The campaign discourages giving an animal as a present and, in line with this, the Dogs Trust will not rehome any dogs between 22nd-29th December at its Scotland centres. George Paparakis, assistant manager at Glasgow’s rehoming centre, said that while many people give up their pets for genuine reasons, others do so because they had not thought carefully enough about the demands of keeping them. “Sometimes, there are real reasons why dogs have to come in to us,” he said. “But it can get quite frustrating when people, perhaps, don’t truly understand what it means to live with a dog.” “So sometimes the dogs will come back to us, and

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Make sure you want that pet some of the reasons that we’ve seen over the years have been ridiculous, for instance: *The colour of the dog doesn’t match the colour of the sofa *The dog has got too big for the house *It barks and makes too much noise * He keeps scaring the goldfish *It snores really loudly *She can't do any tricks *It keeps passing wind

He added:“It just highlights the importance of doing research and thinking about the dog you’re taking before actually committing to it.” The Dogs Trust said some dogs are handed in “just for being dogs” and it is bracing itself for another influx of unwanted presents. Chief executive Clarissa Baldwin said: “Dogs can

provide a world of happiness and enjoyment, and we urge anyone considering a new addition to the family to think it through properly. “ They should

remember that the only place a puppy should be is on the outside

of the wrapping paper, and not inside it!”

Revised law will allow victims to strike back NEW legislation, which should come into force in 2014, will enable UK victims of anti-social behaviour to have a say in how offenders are punished. The so-called Community Remedy, based on a Government white paper, will slim down existing laws, with AntiSocial Behaviour Orders (Asbos) being scrapped on the grounds that some offenders regarded them as a badge of honour. Home Office minister Jeremy Browne said: “Victims of anti-social behaviour and low-level crime often feel powerless. “Our reforms will place power back in the hands of the people, and give them a proper say in how their local area is policed.” The plans have been welcomed by Joanne Binns, who was driven from her Leeds home six years ago by a gang of youths. “No matter what I did, they were tormenting me and my family,” said the 39-year-old.

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“We couldn’t go anywhere, and we couldn’t even sit in our own home.” Under the new plans, however, victims can make sure offenders repair vandalism. But for suffering Julie, it took a year to bring some of the offenders to court, by which time she’d had enough! ”Even in our own home, with the curtains closed, there were bricks getting thrown, graffiti drawn on our house,” she recalled. “It was just a life of hell.” Since then, Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Police have worked with other agencies to create a more effective system to deal with anti-social behaviour. Police Superintendent Keith Gilert, the council’s chief community safety officer, believes many of the proposals will help them to do even more. “What we find here in Leeds is that an awful lot of these issues can be dealt with at quite a low level,” he said.“They can

be resolved through mediation and negotiation between the parties.” Under the new legislation, more punishments will be dealt with outside the court system, with police, councils and others working together to create localised ways of dealing with offenders. Victims could be asked whether they want an offender to sign an Acceptable Behaviour Contract, take part in alcohol or drug treatment, pay compensation or repair damage. Ms Binns, who now works with her council to improve communities, cannot wait for the Bill to be passed. “With Asbos, they can tell them where not to hang around and where not to go,” she said. “ But they can’t tell them to go on a drug-rehabilitation course. “With the new Bill we can, so it’s going to help perpetrators, but also give the victim a voice, and that’s what my main concern is.”

Aussie DJ’s given protection AS the body of Jacintha Saldanha, who committed suicide days after receiving a hoax telephone call at the King Edward VII Hospital is released to undertakers, the Australian DJs who made the call, Mel Greig and Michael Christian have been given personal protection. The DJs from Sydney radio station 2Day FM have been moved to safe houses and 24-hour security to protect employees has been put in

place. The security measures have been put in place following alleged death threats to staff. An inquest into the 46-year-old’s death opened at Westminster Coroner’s Court yesterday and heard that injuries were found on her wrists and that she had left three notes. The mother-of-two’s body was released to undertakers on behalf of the family after the hearing. The court heard that police are exploring emails and texts sent by the 46-yearold, who was discovered by a colleague and a security guard on Friday. Officers are also interviewing Ms Saldanha’s

friends and family, and staff at the Australian radio station responsible for the prank. Detective Chief Inspector James Harman said: “On Friday December 7 Jacintha Saldanha was found by a colleague and a member of security staff. Sadly she was found hanging. “There were also injuries to her wrists. The London Ambulance Service was called to the scene. At this time there are no suspicious circumstances.” The inquest came as pressure mounted on bosses at the radio station to name the executives responsible for airing the hoax call.

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April's search team ease off THE huge police hunt for missing schoolgirl April Jones has been scaled down temporarily after more than two months.

The five-year-old was abducted on 1st October as she played out with friends on Machynlleth’s Bryn-y-Gog estate in mid-Wales, where she lived. Some 150 specialist officers from 16 police forces had been searching for her. April, who suffers from cerebral palsy, was out late on her bike as a treat for getting a glowing school report earlier that day. She was last seen getting into what was believed to have been a Land Rover Discovery. Mark Bridger, a local man and former lifeguard, was arrested the following day and his Land Rover Discovery seized for forensic examination.

The 46-year-old was later charged with the murder and abduction of the schoolgirl, and perverting the course of justice by disposing of her body. Superintendent Ian John said on Wednesday: “We will be taking a fortnight’s break, and then we will be carrying on at around the same level. Operations do sometimes go up and they go down, but it will be around the same level. ”We are working through a methodical plan, which we have been doing from day one. It obviously changes and is constantly under review. “The key thing is that the family liaison officers and

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the whole investigative team are focused on supporting April’s family, and they are kept up-to-date with any developments. We are in daily contact with them.” He added: “Police officers remain motivated by to find the schoolgirl and bringing some peace to her family. Their motivation maintains the same as it was from day one. ”The key message from Dyfed Powys Police is that while the operation will scale down over the Christmas period, work continues apace to make sure we are doing all that we can to find April.” “But we are committed to

stay here until we can be sure that there are no more viable places to look for April’s body.” He admitted the search area was “massive” and that police continued to focus on hunting through the nearby forest and its surroundings. Police search teams were initially supported by the Fire Service urban area searchand-rescue teams, hazardousarea search teams and the Ambulance Service. In addition, mountainrescue teams were called in as different terrain was encountered and closely searched. And even private planes full of technology otherwise unavailable to the police revealed possible search areas. Supt Jones added: “We will keep looking until we are satisfied we have exhausted all lines of enquiry. We are not putting an end date on the operation, and we are not willing to speculate how much longer it will last.”

Olympics helped boost UK income THERE were an estimated 590,000 completed visits to the UK by overseas residents in July and August.

They arrived for the 2012 Olympics/Paralympics (participating, working or watching) or mainly to attend another ticketed event. However, the total number of three million visits in August - for any purpose was 5% lower than in August 2011. Despite this, the money spent in Britain was 9% higher than the corresponding period last year, with the UK earning nearly £2.4 billion from all visits in August. This figure includes any money spent on purchasing Olympics tickets. The average sum spent by Olympic visitors was £1,290 per person - almost twice as much as the £650 average spent by other visitors. The majority of visits for the Games were made by

European residents, with an equal share coming from North America and other global countries. The August fall in total visits followed drops in June and July. And overall, visits to the UK in that period were 7% lower than in 2011, while spending on those visits matched last year’s. In the current year, the number of visits from overseas residents is unchanged in percentage terms from 2011, and spending is 3% higher. And UK residents made 7.3 million visits abroad in August. This was 1% lower than last year, but expenditure was 6% per cent higher, with total spend by UK residents abroad being over £4.5 billion. The distribution of visits abroad by region of destination (North America, Europe and other countries) so far this year is similar to 2011. However, holidays have fallen 2% to 25.3 million.

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Julie’s appeal from the heart JULIE TOWLER, who chronicled her breastcancer ordeal in the Canarian Weekly recently, is raising funds for the annual Walk For life in Tenerife. She is staging an Xmas Ball at El Rancho, in Palm Mar, which takes place tomorrow (Saturday) on the eve of the walk. Tickets are 18 euros for adults and 12 euros for

children, to include a meal with drinks. There will be live entertainment, which also features a special performance from Estrellas Theatre School, live music and dancing. Dress code is smart evening wear, and tickets are selling fast. Please contact Julie on 627 181 167, or Jean on 922 729 329 for more details.

K9’s seasonal Iceland raffle TICKETS for the annual K9 Christmas Hamper Raffle will be available at Iceland’s Las Chafiras store from 10th23rd December. The draw will take place on Christmas Eve. The K9 animal refuge receives no official funding and relies on the generosity

of the general public for raising funds to care for the stray, often abused, dogs and cats which come into the kennels and cattery. The K9 organisers are grateful to Iceland for allowing them the use of their premises for this fundraising effort.

Calendar Comp! Successful 2013 Calendars Such is the demand for our calendars that we are struggling to meet demand. Sorry if you still haven’t got yours, but we are now catching up and our three shops all have stock. Join our group Would you like to have a say in how we do things at Live Arico PAWS? Why not become a member for 2013. Come to our AGM and be involved in the decision-making process. Subscriptions are an annual 20 euros, along with a letter or email expressing an intention to be an active member. Mail sue@livearico.org for more information. Shops’ Xmas bargains We have raffles going on in our Los Cristianos and

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San Eugenio shops, so buy a ticket and get a chance to win a fantastic hamper. Also, Siobhan is having a December sale, with designer clothes at knock-down prices. Come along and get your glitzy party frock. Los Cristianos: Churchill Square, opposite the play park by the harbour. Open 10am-4pm, MondaySaturday. San Eugenio; opposite Hotel La Niña by Amandas Bar. Open 10am-4pm, MondaySaturday. Costa del Silencio: Opposite Coral Mar Square, next to Coral Bar. Open 11-5pm Monday-Saturday. Volunteers needed with a few hours to spare weekly. Call Siobhan for more details.

Peter Cook’s up winning formula CHRISTMAS came early for the Fun Golfers at Los Palos on Sunday, and especially for Peter Cook, who won the traditional, end-ofyear, 3-Club Individual Competition. Conditions were perfect for playing golf, and most of the players wore Christmas hats especially Avril Taylor, our own Santa’s little helper! Afterwards, the golfers retired to Westhaven Bay Restaurant in Silencio for lunch, and a big thank-you to all at the restaurant for a fabulous meal. Results 1st Peter Cook, 2nd Graeme Barry, 3rd Frank Moss. Nearest the Pin: Ladies - must try harder next time! Men -

Mike Madin. Booby Prize: Avril Taylor! All the monies raised will go

charity, and anyone wishing to join us on 13th Jan 2013 should call Clive on 922 797

640. The Fun Golfers wish everyone a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

A real gee-up for Accion kids ACCION del Sol’s Christmas fund-raiser on Sunday was a great success, enticing a huge turn-out of people of all nationalities. The afternoon was actionfilled with fun and games, the highlight being Father Christmas stopping by to pay a visit to hundreds of excited children. The puppies and smaller dogs had a busy, exciting afternoon, playing with children and adults alike. The kennels were open for viewing for an hour so, hopefully, one or two lucky dogs will find new homes. The children queued for ages in anticipation of a ride from one of the many horses and ponies which helped to make it a really special day.

It was also so nice to see so many adopted dogs back at the refuge for a visit, and all looking happy and well with there new owners. And how

they all loved joining in the fun dog agility and obedience competitions. Marion Gonzalez, director of the refuge, offer a huge “thank-you to all the staff, volunteers, entertainers and guests, who made the day such a success. And she has special thanks for all the generous donations from the public and sponsors of Accion del Sol. If you would like to assist Accion del Sol in any way, please call 922 778 630 for more information, or look in from Monday to Friday (3-

6pm). The refuge is situated at Granadilla Industrial Estate, Exit 51 on the TF1, right next to the ITER ecological park, by the windmills.

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2012 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Sunday 16th December, BBC1, 19.30 After one of the greatest years in British sporting history, Sue Barker, Gary Lineker and Clare Balding present the 2012 BBC Sports Personality of the Year, live from Excel London. In front of a crowd of over 15,000 people, this star-studded event will feature some of the greatest names in world sport, with the evening culminating in the presentation of one of the most coveted awards in sport, which is chosen by viewers live on the night. There are 12 contenders for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award this year to reflect such an extraordinary year. There is so much to look back on from the last 12 months and the 2012 BBC Sports Personality of the Year should be quite a night. As well as the main accolade of Sports Personality of the Year, other awards include a very special Lifetime Achievement Award, which will honour a true sporting legend. Further awards will be made to the Team of the Year, Coach of the Year, Overseas Sports Personality, Young Sports Personality of the Year, Sports Unsung Hero and the Helen Rollason Award, which recognises courage, achievement and the ability to inspire others in the face of adversity.

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Friday Friday Friday 06:00 ........................ Breakfast ( 09:15 ....................Heir Hunters 10:00 .......... Homes Under the Hammer 11:00 ......................You've Been Scammed 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 15:00 .........................BBC News 15:05 .......... School for Stars 2 15:35 .... Dennis and Gnasher 15:45 .......................The League of Super Evil 16:00 ....................Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated 16:30 ........................Pet School 16:55 ..............................Ooglies 17:00 ......................Newsround 17:15........................... Pointless 18:00 ....... BBC News at Six 18:30 ... BBC London News 19:00 ..........The One Show 19:30 ........Nigel Slater's 12 Tastes of Christmas

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Nigel Slater shares the flavours that for him make Christmas a truly delicious season. As we tick off the days and open our advent calendars, Nigel shows us how to cook for both entertaining and self-indulgence, filling the kitchen with tastes and smells to evoke the spirit of the season and serving up food designed to bring comfort and joy. Nigel also makes a culinary trip to Norway and goes in search of a very special Christmas tree.

20:00 ............... EastEnders 20:30 .......... Outnumbered 21:00 ................. Have I Got News for You 21:30 .... Live at the Apollo 22:00 ....... BBC News at Ten 22:35 ............... The Graham Norton Show 23:20 ............. The National Lottery Friday Night Draws 23:30 ... Would I Lie to You?

06:00 ...........................Tikkabilla 06:30 .......................... Balamory 06:50 ............. Charlie and Lola 07:05.................... Cloudbabies 07:15 ......... Everything's Rosie 07:25 .............. Bob the Builder: Project Build It 07:35 ...................Chuggington 07:45......................... Octonauts 08:00 .............Tilly and Friends 08:10.................Woolly and Tig 08:15.............. Mike the Knight 08:30..................... Timmy Time 08:40 ...........................Tweenies 09:00......................... Numtums 09:05 ...............................Abadas 09:15 .....................Alphablocks 09:20 ........ The Rhyme Rocket 09:35.............. The Lingo Show 09:45 ........Something Special: We're All Friends 10:05 ....... Show Me Show Me 10:35 ........................... Let's Play 10:55.... I Can Cook on the Go 11:10 ....................Mister Maker Comes to Town 11:30............. BBC World News 12:00............ The Daily Politics 13:00.................. Royal Upstairs Downstairs 13:30 .....To Buy or Not to Buy 14:15 ...........The Weakest Link 15:00.................... Real Rescues 15:45 ................................Flog It! 16:30 ........................Breakaway 17:15 .............. Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 18:00 ...Celebrity Eggheads 18:30 ............. Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two 19:00.....Nigella Express CW CHO ICE 19:30 ......................... Coast 20:00 .............. Mastermind 20:30 ....... An Island Parish 21:00 .. Westminster Abbey 22:00 ...............................QI 22:30 ................ Newsnight 23:00 ..... The Review Show 23:50 .......... Rolling Stones: Crossfire Hurricane

06:00.......................... Daybreak 08:30............................. Lorraine 09:25....................... The Jeremy Kyle Show 10:30 ................... This Morning 11:25........................... ITV News 11:30 ................... This Morning 12:30 ......... Let's Do Christmas with Gino and Mel 13:30........................... ITV News and Weather 14:00........... Storage Hoarders 15:00 ... Dickinson's Real Deal 16:00 ..... Britain's Best Bakery 17:00......................... The Chase 18:00 ........ London Tonight 18:30 .................... ITV News and Weather 19:00 ............... Emmerdale 19:30 .... Coronation Street 20:00 ...............You've Been Framed! Harry Hill showcases more of the funniest home footage filmed by viewers on their camcorders and mobile phones. In this edition, Granny comes a cropper on a scooter, Mum's patience is tested by a troublesome toy and we learn all about the perils of quad bikes.

20:30 .... Coronation Street

21:00..A Night of Heroes: CW The Sun Military CHO ICE Awards 2012 22:30 .................... ITV News and Weather 23:10 ...............Hard Target Martial arts adventure about a New Orleans merchant sailor who stumbles upon a deadly game in which groups of sadistic hunters pursue human prey. Approached by a young woman whose father has gone missing, the sailor agrees to help find him, but discovers that the father was a recent victim of one of these human hunts. He resolves to stop the slaughter - but taking on the chief hunter will test his martial arts skills to their limit.

Night of Heroes 2012 ITV1, 21.00 Leading celebrities from film, television, sport and music will join forces with Britain’s biggest selling newspaper and ITV1 to honour our Servicemen and women by attending this unique evening. The exceptional ceremony, now in its fifth year, will be hosted by Phillip Schofield and Amanda Holden. Phillip Schofield said: “A Night of Heroes allows us to pay our respects publicly to some of the courageous and remarkable service personnel who put duty first. I feel extremely privileged to be able to play a part in doing that.” Amanda Holden added: “The Sun Military Awards is one of the highlights of my year so I’m honoured to be back presenting it for its fifth year. The courage of the men and women we meet is awe-inspiring and it’s vital we never forget the important contribution they make for us all.” The awards will be judged by a panel which includes celebrity judges Jeremy Clarkson, Frank Lampard, Mark Cavendish, Andy McNab and Myleene Klass. Since 2008 the Millies have become one of the most important events dedicated to honouring the immense contribution made by the Servicemen and women who serve Britain at home and abroad. The lavish star-studded evening has become established in the annual events calendar. Last year’s event saw The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend with Prince Harry, David Cameron and his wife Samantha, David Beckham, Jimmy Carr, Gordon Ramsay, Frank Lampard and Christine Bleakley, Jerry Hall, David Walliams, Alesha Dixon, Jamie and Louise Redknapp and Myleene Klass. David Beckham, speaking at last year’s event, said: “Everybody is proud of these guys for what they put on the line for this country and it’s a great night to honour the brave.” Myleene Klass also said at last year’s gala: “They go beyond the call of duty and then they turn around and say I was just doing my job. That’s something that’s hard to understand as they are the exception not the rule.” The winners of this year’s eleven awards will be announced at the glittering ceremony organised by The Sun newspaper. The Millies are part of The Sun’s ongoing support for the UK’s Armed Forces, which also includes their award winning partnership with charity Help for Heroes; with The Sun’s help the charity has so far raised over £121m for wounded Servicemen and women.

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Friday Friday Friday 14 December 06:10 ....................... The Hoobs 07:00 ..........Freshly Squeezed 07:30 ........... According to Jim 07:55 ............Everybody Loves Raymond 08:55................................ Frasier 09:55 ..... Come Dine with Me 12:30 .............Channel 4 News 12:35 ..............Superscrimpers: Waste Not, Want Not 13:05 .......... Channel 4 Racing 15:30 ............. 1001 Things You Should Know 16:00 ..............Deal or No Deal 17:00 ..... Come Dine with Me 17:30 ......................... Jamie's 15 Minute Meals 18:00 ...........The Simpsons 18:30 .................. Hollyoaks 19:00 ....... Channel 4 News 19:30 ... Unreported World 19:55 .............. 4thought.tv 20:00 . Come Dine with Me 21:00 .......Peter Kay Live at the Top of the Tower 22:20 .................. Alan Carr: Chatty Man 23:25.....4funnies: Uncle CW CHO ICE 23:55 ............... Full English

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

06:00 ................................Cricket

06:00 .......................Airline USA

09:00....................... Tickety Toc

12:00 ...................... Test Cricket

06:30 .......................Airline USA

06:00 ................America's Next Top Model

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

Australia v Sri Lanka 1st Test (Day 1). Day one of the first test between Australia and Sri Lanka from the Bellerive Oval.The hosts have run out winners in both of their previous tests with the Lions at this ground.

07:00 .......................The Middle

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

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

08:00 ...................Cougar Town

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

08:30................... Cougar Town

13:00 ............................ Ringside

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

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

09:00 ...................Hawaii Five-0

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

10:00 ...................Hawaii Five-0

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

11:00 ........................... Lie to Me

12:00............ Ghost Whisperer

12:00 ........................... Lie to Me

14:00 ...............Criminal Minds

13:00 ...................Hawaii Five-0

16:00.. RSPCA Animal Rescue

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

16:30.. RSPCA Animal Rescue

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

17:00........Nothing to Declare

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

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

18:00 ......... Modern Family

18:00 .. Nothing to Declare

18:30 ............ Khan Preview

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

18:30 .. Nothing to Declare

19:00 ......................... World Championship Darts

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

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

20:00 ......... Modern Family 20:30 ............................ Spy

20:00 ........... Show Me Your Wardrobe

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

20:30 .. Nothing to Declare

22:00 ................... A League of Their Own

21:00 ........ Criminal Minds

23:00 ................. Road Wars

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

11:10 ......................Build a New Life in the Country 12:10 ........5 News Lunchtime 12:15 ..............Build a New Life in the Country 13:15 ............Home and Away 13:45..................... Neighbours 14:15 ..................The Mentalist 15:15 ..........................The Good Witch's Gift 17:00 ......................5 News at 5 17:30 ..................... Neighbours 18:00 ....... Home and Away 18:30 ...................... 5 News 19:00 ......Cowboy Builders 20:00 .................North Pole Ice Airport 21:00 ........... The Mentalist 22:00 ........................Castle 22:55 ......... Law and Order: Criminal Intent 23:55 ..... Inside Hollywood

14:00 ............. Barclays Premier League World 14:30 .......................Capital One Cup Football Capital One Cup Round 5 Review. All the goals from this week's Capital One Cup quarter-finals. Includes Bradford City v Arsenal, Norwich City v Aston Villa and Swansea City v Middlesbrough.

15:30 ...................... Test Cricket 18:00 .............. T20 Cricket The Big Bash

World Darts Championship 2012 (Day 1). Day one of the PDC World Darts Championship from London's Alexandra Palace. Twotime defending champion Adrian Lewis defeated Andy Hamilton in last year's title decider.

09:00................. Jerry Springer 10:30 .......Nothing to Declare

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

W C C H O IC E Nigella Express BBC2, 19:00

Forget the big day - the entire month of December is laden with fine food at Nigella's place. From drinks and nibbles when the guests arrive through to a no effort dinner and fabulous going home gifts. First up, for that inner glow it has to be Nigella's holiday hotcake, with lashings of egg nog cream for the grown-ups. Doubling up as gifts and get ahead goodies there are sweet spiced peaches and chocolate pistachio fudge. And to get the party started, Nigella's favourite Christmas cocktail - a frothy snowball with delicious spicy popcorn aplenty, to satisfy even the seasoned nibbler. And to round it all off, a substantial glazed gammon and roast butternut squash sprinkled with pecans and morsels of blue cheese.

4funnies: Uncle Channel 4, 23:25 19:00 ....................... Merlin Fantasy drama series. Morgana leads a terrifying manhunt in pursuit of her old foe Alator of the Catha, for she knows without doubt that he can tell her exactly where to find Emrys. Merlin's life has never been in more danger, so when the mysterious Finna offers to help him, is he right to trust her? Or will he find himself cornered with nowhere to run?

19:45 .............. Doctor Who 20:30 .............. The Premier League's Most Amazing Moments 21:30 ...... Russell Howard's Good News 22:00 ... Impractical Jokers 22:30 ............... EastEnders 23:00 ................ Some Girls 23:30 ............... Family Guy 23:55 ............... Family Guy

06:00 ................ Good Morning Sports Fans 07:00 ................ Good Morning Sports Fans 08:00............. Barclays Premier League World 08:30 ...... European Tour Golf 10:30............... Asian Tour Golf 13:30 ...... European Tour Golf 15:30 ................Australian PGA Championship Golf 18:00 ................ Tight Lines 19:00 ...... Barclays Premier League 19:30 .................. European Rugby Union 22:00 .............. The Fantasy Football Club 23:00 .....................Barclays Premier League 23:30 ......Great Matches of Euro Football

14 December - 20 December 2012

07:10 .................. Dragons' Den 08:00 .................. Dragons' Den 09:00 ............................Top Gear 10:00 ............................Top Gear 11:00 ......... Helicopter Heroes 11:30 ......... Helicopter Heroes 12:00 ........................Bush Pilots 13:00 ............................Top Gear 14:00 ............................Top Gear 15:00 ........................Bush Pilots 16:00 ......................Man v Food 16:30 ......................Man v Food 17:00 ............................Top Gear 18:00 .................... Top Gear 19:00 ................ Bush Pilots 20:00 ...............Man v Food 21:00 ..... Gavin and Stacey 22:20 ...... Mock the Week... Again 23:00 .... Andrew Maxwell's One Night Stand

06:00 ........................ The X Files 07:00............................ Star Trek: Enterprise 08:00 .......... Star Trek: Voyager 09:00 .........................................ER 10:00 ........................ The X Files 11:00............................ Star Trek: Enterprise 12:00.......... Star Trek: Voyager 13:00 .........................................ER 14:00................................. House 16:00.......... Star Trek: Voyager 17:00 .........................................ER 18:00 ........................House 19:00 ........................House 20:00 .............. Blue Bloods 21:00 ... Boardwalk Empire 22:15 ....................The Wire 23:55 ...... Richard E Grant's Hotel Secrets

06:00 .......................Emmerdale 06:50 ..........Coronation Street 07:20 ....................... The Jeremy Kyle Show US 08:10 .......................Judge Judy 08:35 ............................. The Real Housewives of DC 09:30 ............................. The Real Housewives of DC 10:30 .......................Judge Judy 12:00 .......................Emmerdale 13:00 ..........Coronation Street 13:30..The Jeremy Kyle Show 15:40...... Holiday Showdown 16:40 ............... The Xtra Factor 17:35 .......................Judge Judy 18:00 ........The Jeremy Kyle Show US 19:00 .........The Xtra Factor 20:00 ......The X Factor USA 21:00 ....................Hot Fuzz 23:25 ..........Celebrity Juice

The brand new comedy pilot continues. Talented comedian, singer-songwriter and poet, Nick Helm stars as Andy, an out of work musician who is forced to look after his 11-year-old nephew on the day he was planning to kill himself. Andy's chaotic sister Sam begs him to help her out, just this once. All he has to do is pick up Errol from school, take him to football and get him home before his dad calls. But in Andy's hands this turns into a decadent adventure involving a faked injury, a car crash, a visit to a gay club, a lot of lying and some hard lessons in life. Featuring Con O'Neill. Director: Oliver Refson Starring: Daisy Haggard.

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Saturday Saturday 06:00 ..................Babar and the Adventures of Badou

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

06:00 ...........................Tikkabilla

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

06:30.......................... Balamory

11:30 .........Baking Made Easy

07:05 .................... Cloudbabies

12:00 .........................BBC News

07:15 ......... Everything's Rosie

12:10 ........ BBC London News 12:15 ................Football Focus

07:25 .............. Bob the Builder: Project Build It

13:00 ...................Bargain Hunt

07:35 ...................Chuggington

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

13:30 ......................Gymnastics

07:45 .........................Octonauts

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

16:00 ....................... Final Score

08:00 .............Tilly and Friends

07:05.... Fleabag Monkeyface

17:25..........................BBC News

08:10 ................Woolly and Tig

07:20 .... Fleabag Monkeyface

17:35 ........ BBC London News

08:15 ..............Mike the Knight

17:45 ..... A Question of Sport

08:30 .....................Timmy Time

07:25 ..................Almost Naked Animals

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

08:40 ...........................Tweenies

20:15 ....................... Merlin

09:10 ..........................ZingZillas

21:00 ............. The National Lottery Saturday Night Draws

09:25 ...... Mr Bloom's Nursery

06:50 ............. Charlie and Lola

09:00 ..........................Baby Jake

09:45.........Something Special 10:05........................... Let's Play 10:30 ................. Get Well Soon 10:45 .................... Nina and the Neurons: In the lab

turday Numbers for Sa e: r ar be em 15 Dec

06:10 ..................Babar and the Adventures of Badou 06:25 ............................ The Hive 06:35............................ The Hive 06:45............................. The Hive

07:40 ..................Almost Naked Animals 07:50 ................... Horrid Henry 08:05 ................... Horrid Henry 08:15 ................... Horrid Henry 08:30 ...................... Fort Boyard 09:25 ...........................ITV News 09:30 ....................... The Jeremy Kyle Show US

11:00................. Justin's House

10:20 ....................... The Jeremy Kyle Show US

11:25......................... I Can Cook on the Go

11:15 .........Murder, She Wrote

11:40.................... Mister Maker Comes to Town 12:00 ......................Animal Park 13:00 .................................. Coast

12:20........................... ITV News and Weather 12:30 ................. Holiday Home Sweet Home

13:20 .................. Holiday Affair

13:30 ................. Holiday Home Sweet Home

14:45 ................. The War Lover

14:30 ....... Midsomer Murders

16:30 ...........................Escape to the Country

16:25 ..................All Star Family Fortunes

21:15 ....................Casualty

17:30 ................................Flog It!

17:15.............. London Tonight

22:05 ................. BBC News

18:30....The Hairy Bikers: CW 17:30........................... ITV News Mums Know CHOICE 17:45 ........................Back to the Best at Christmas Future Part II 19:30 .........Don't Panic! The 19:45 ............. Take Me Out Dad's Army Story 21:00...................10 Years CW 20:20 ............... Dad's Army of Girls Aloud CHO ICE

Bonus Ball

22:25 ..... Match of the Day Gary Lineker introduces highlights from the Premier League, with fixtures including the clash between Newcastle United and Manchester City. The Magpies have not beaten City in 11 Premier League matches, and the 2-0 win Roberto Mancini's side earned at St James' Park in May - largely thanks to Yaya Toure's superb opening goal - was absolutely crucial in helping the success-starved Blues lift their first league championship title since 1968. In the north west, Martin O'Neill takes his Sunderland side to Old Trafford, desperate to prove his credentials.

23:45 ..............The Football League Show

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Classic sitcom about the Home Guard unit. Captain Mainwaring tries to get out of attending a big church parade when the Home Guard are ordered to wear their medals from previous conflicts.

21:20 ................Clive Dunn: A Tribute 22:00 ........... Jools Holland: My Life in Music 23:00 .......Later... with Jools Holland and Friends

22:20 .................... ITV News and Weather 22:35 .......... Michael Buble: Home for Christmas In this festive special, singing superstar Michael Buble performs a selection of classic seasonal hits and other favourites from his luxurious Canadian mountain chalet.

23:50 ................... Captivity

Girls Aloud: Ten Years At The Top ITV1, 21.00

Over the past ten years Girls Aloud have grown from young pop wannabes, to become five remarkable women. This intimate portrait of their lives and music will remind us why they won Popstars – The Rivals all those years ago, and why they remain today Britain’s favourite girl-band. The show will feature three distinct chapters - the definitive history of the band, the individual successes of each girls solo projects, and their reunion. We’ll offer exclusive access to all the preparations that lead up to their launch and come-back, culminating in a headline performance in front of the Queen at this years Royal Variety Performance. Past documentaries have told the story of the band, but none have given us the definitive history of Girls Aloud, from their creation on Popstars the Rivals up until 2009. Featuring honest and frank interviews with the girls, and a wealth of previously unseen archive, we’ll tell the full story of the music, the achievements, their life in the spotlight, and all that goes into being the phenomenon that is Girls Aloud. The second chapter examines the girls’ solo projects, from Cheryl’s recent UK tour, to Kimberley’s own musical projects, Sarah’s film work to Nicola’s passion for fashion, and we hook up with Nadine in LA for an exclusive glimpse of her Sunset beach bar and restaurant.

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Saturday

06:10........................ The Hoobs 06:35............. Mobil 1 The Grid 07:00............................. Teenage Superhumans 07:55 .......... The Morning Line 08:55 ..............Rockcorps 2012 09:10 ............T4 Movie Special 09:45 .................Will and Grace 10:15 ............Everybody Loves Raymond 11:15 ................................ Frasier 12:10 .... The Big Bang Theory 12:40 .... The Big Bang Theory 13:10.................. The Simpsons 13:45 ...........Channel 4 Racing 15:55 ..................The Simpsons 16:25...... Come Dine with Me 18:00 .. Come Dine with Me 18:55 ........Channel 4 News 19:25 .............. 4thought.tv 19:30 ..................... Heston's Fantastical Food 20:30 ............. Stephen Fry: Gadget Man 21:00 .......................Eclipse 23:30 ..........Remember Me

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

06:00 ................................ Cricket

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

Day three of the fourth test between India and England from the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur.

19:00 ............... Doctor Who

06:00 .............Barclays Premier League 06:30 .......................Tight Lines

A Christmas Carol. Special Festive edition of the time-travelling drama. Amy and Rory are trapped on a crashing space liner, and the only way The Doctor can rescue them is to save the soul of a lonely old miser. But is Kazran Sardick, the richest man in Sardicktown, beyond redemption? And what is lurking in the fogs of Christmas Eve?

20:05 ................... Top Gear 21:15 ...... Russell Howard's Good News 22:00 ............ Kill Bill: Vol. 1 23:45 ................Family Guy Subversive animated comedy about the trials and tribulations of American family life. After hitting his head Peter develops amnesia and forgets everything, including his family and his friends. Lois takes extra care of Peter and tries everything to jog his memory until he starts hitting on other women. Having had enough of his antics, Lois takes the kids and leaves.

09:15 Toby's Travelling Circus 09:30 ....Roary the Racing Car

12:00 .......................Test Cricket

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

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

10:00 ............... Power Rangers: Super Samurai 10:35 ....................ThunderCats 11:10 .................. Chinese Food in Minutes 11:20 ... Highland Emergency 11:55 ......................The All New Gadget Show

Heineken Cup Round 4 - Ospreys v Toulouse. Ospreys take on Toulouse at the Liberty Stadium in the fourth round of the Heineken Cup. The French side have won this tournament four times, more than any other club to date.

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

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December

06:00 ...........................Lion Man

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

06:30 ...........................Lion Man

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

07:00............. UK Border Force

08:00 ............Ghost Whisperer

08:00 ............. UK Border Force

09:00.. RSPCA Animal Rescue

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

10:00................. Show Me Your Wardrobe

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

10:30.. RSPCA Animal Rescue

12:00 ..........WWE TLC Preview

11:00....................... Fat Familes

12:30............ Premiere Special

12:00....................... Fat Familes

13:00 ............... Modern Family

13:00................ America's Next Top Model

13:30 ............... Modern Family 14:00 ............... Modern Family

14:00 ...............Passport Patrol

14:30 ............... Modern Family

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

15:00 ............... Modern Family

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

15:30 .......................The Middle

17:00....... Nothing to Declare

16:00 .......................The Middle

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

16:30 .......................The Middle

18:00 ... Nothing to Declare

18:00 .......... Little Crackers 18:30 .......... Little Crackers

19:00 ........... Show Me Your Wardrobe

19:00 ............Hawaii Five-0

19:30 ... Nothing to Declare

20:00 ............Hawaii Five-0

20:00 ... Nothing to Declare

21:00 .......... Hide and Seek

21:00 .................. Ladyboys

22:55 .................Road Wars

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

23:55 ........Caribbean Cops

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

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

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

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

07:00......................... The X Files

06:00 ............ Planet's Funniest Animals

Each week Keith Arthur is joined in the studio by an expert from the world of fishing, with a look at the latest angling news and all the tips and tactics you could need.

08:30.......... The Gadget Show

08:00 ............................. Seinfeld

09:00 ..Robot Wars Extreme II

08:30............................. Seinfeld

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

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

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

10:00 .........................................ER

10:00 ....................... Emmerdale Omnibus

07:30 ...............................Boxing 08:00 ..................................World Championship Darts 10:00 ...................... Soccer A.M. 12:00 .............Barclays Premier League 12:30 .............................Football 15:15 ...............................Cricket 16:45 .....................T20 Cricket The Big Bash 17:15 .............................Football 19:55 ...................... Boxing 20:25 ............Football First 23:45 ............ Football First

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

11:00 .........................................ER

13:00........... The X Factor USA

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

12:00 .........................................ER

15:50............... The Xtra Factor

12:30 ......................Man v Food

13:00 .........................................ER

17:50 ............... The Xtra Factor

13:00 ............................Top Gear 14:00 ............................Top Gear

14:00 ............ Richard E Grant's Hotel Secrets

15:00 ......................Man v Food

15:00 ...... Star Trek: Enterprise

15:30...................... Man v Food

20:00 ...... Richard E Grant's Hotel Secrets

Groups Best and Worst Ever. The Xtra Factor team takes a look back and selects some of the stand-out group auditions from the past nine series of The X Factor. We revisit the amazing and not-so-amazing contestants who have braved comments from the judges, finding out which groups have gone onto global success and which ones have yet to make their mark.

12:55 ..............Chris Tarrant: CW Extreme Railways CHOICE

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

13:55 ..................A Grandpa for Christmas 15:35............. Meet the Santas 17:20 ........... 5 News Weekend 17:25 ......................Mrs. Miracle 19:20 .....An Old Fashioned Christmas 21:00 ... Greatest Christmas TV Moments 23:55 ......Inside Hollywood

14 December - 20 December 2012

20:00 ......................... World Championship Darts

16:00 ............................Top Gear 17:00 ............................Top Gear 18:00 ................... Top Gear 19:00 ...............Man v Food

21:00 .... Boardwalk Empire 22:15 ............ House of Lies 22:50 ...........................Girls

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

23:25 ................ Don't Sit in the Front Row

20:00 ..... Gavin and Stacey

23:55 ... Boardwalk Empire

06:20........................ Gossip Girl 07:10 .......... Coronation Street Omnibus

18:50 .........The Xtra Factor 21:00 ............. Take Me Out 21:45 ........... Sleepy Hollow

W C C H O IC E The Hairy Bikers: Mums Know Best at Christmas BBC2, 18:30

The Hairy Bikers, Si King and Dave Myers are on the search for the most interesting food that Britain's mums are cooking for their families at Christmas. Celebrating the very best of Christmas cooking in Britain, Si and Dave tour the nation hunting out Britain's festive favourites and a few surprises. On their journey they find mums cooking everything from roast goose with all the trimmings to pinnekjott (that's salted cured lamb steamed over birch twigs to you and me) and from festive gingerbread to Christmassy coconut samosas! The lads also conjure up their own seasonal specialities including loin of venison in homemade sloe gin and lime seared scallops with smoked salmon fritters. The celebration of Christmas favourites culminates at a stately home filled with nearly 200 mums tasting and sharing each others' favourite dishes.

Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways Channel 5, 12:55 Presenter Chris Tarrant takes a series of extreme railway journeys across the world's toughest terrains. Chris crosses the Australian Outback on an amazing rail line the 2,000 mile-long Adelaide to Darwin railway. Building the line proved to be a huge engineering challenge that took over 100 years to complete. In his quest to uncover the extraordinary story of this railway, Chris travels from Adelaide to Darwin, following the original ill-fated route of the line.

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Sunday Sunday Sunday 06:00 ...........................Breakfast

06:00 ...........................Tikkabilla

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

07:40 ...........Match of the Day

06:30 .......................... Balamory

09:00...................... The Andrew Marr Show

06:50 ............. Charlie and Lola

06:10 ..................Babar and the Adventures of Badou

10:00 ..... Fern Britton Meets...

07:15 ......... Everything's Rosie

11:00 ...............Sunday Politics 12:25 .......................Countryfile

07:25 .............. Bob the Builder: Project Build It

13:20 ...................Bargain Hunt

07:35 ...................Chuggington

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

The Making Of A Lady

14:05 ...........................Escape to the Country

07:45......................... Octonauts

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

08:00 .............Tilly and Friends

07:05 .... Fleabag Monkeyface

ITV1, 20.00

15:05 .............Call the Midwife

08:10 ................Woolly and Tig

07:15 .... Fleabag Monkeyface

08:15 ..............Mike the Knight

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

The classic tale tells the story of the well born, educated but penniless Emily who grew up hoping she would marry for love, but has come to realise that her priority must be survival. Opening in late Victorian London, initially in a shabby part of town, The Making of a Lady depicts genteel Emily struggling to make a living. Fine featured but at pains never to look pretty or attract attention, Emily works for Lady Maria Byrne, a domineering, acerbic older woman who lives in a very smart house on the other side of town. During her daily duties as a lady’s companion, Emily comes into contact with her employer’s wealthy widower nephew, Lord James Walderhurst. Weary of Lady Maria’s relentless match-making, Walderhurst cuts a rather distant figure, but he treats Emily with a great deal more respect and kindness than his aunt. When Walderhurst realises that a favour he asked of her has lost Emily her position he is mortified. It occurs to him that the two of them could come to a practical if unromantic agreement – marriage. He admires the fact she is dedicated and hard-working and appreciates her undemanding nature which he imagines would not impact too much on the life he has chosen. He realises that he can offer her a secure home and a true independence born out of his wealth. He and Emily aren’t in love, but he clearly hopes that one day affection may blossom. Emily is shocked and sad to give up her hopes of marrying for love but without other means of support her situation is such that she has little option and she finds herself accepting. His family disapprove of the marriage, but undaunted Walderhurst marries his Cinderella and they move to his beautiful stately home. With a ruby ring glowing on her finger, Emily is the new lady of the manor but while her relationship with her new husband very slowly starts to blossom the staff, especially the butler Litton and his housekeeper wife are less than welcoming and eye her suspiciously. The only friendly faces in her life are Walderhurst’s handsome nephew, Captain Alec Osborn and his beautiful Indian wife, Hester Osborn. They seem very much in love, which is the antithesis of Emily and Walderhurst’s still unformed relationship, and she is fascinated by their passion. Significantly, Walderhurst intensely dislikes his nephew and his frequent requests for money. Osborn is Walderhurst’s sole heir as long as he and Emily remain childless and Emily realises belatedly that Walderhurst’s sudden proposal was hastened by the family’s concerns about Alec’s marriage to Hester. Emily and Hester quickly develop a friendship and when Walderhurst decides to rejoin his regiment in India in response to an emergency, Emily is grateful for the company that she and Alec offer. Sad and insecure, with her husband having abandoned their home just as they were growing in warmth towards each other, Emily is delighted when Alec and Hester arrive to stay with her, but butler Litton is obvious in his disapproval and very suspicious of their motives. All is not what it seems as an increasingly contented Emily has no inkling her life is actually in danger. Whilst Walderhurst risks his life overseas, his wife is in peril and she seems powerless to avoid the threat that begins to encircle her. The arrival of Hester’s servant, the mysterious Ameerah only serves to heighten the jeopardy surrounding Emily. Will Walderhurst realise the threat that hangs over her new wife? Will Emily realise her life is in danger before it’s too late? Who is the secretive and shadowy Ameerah and why does she come into their lives? Can Litton, a loyal servant over many years to Lord Walderhurst, help Emily as the net closes around her?

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Drama based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth about midwifery and family life in London's East End during the 1950s. Sister Monica Joan is found wandering near the docks, and returned to Nonnatus House by the police. Her adventure takes its toll on her health and she succumbs to pneumonia. When she eventually recovers, she sails forth back into the community, only to find herself in trouble with the law when she is accused of theft. As Sister Monica Joan's case progresses to trial, the Nonnatus House community fear that the old nun could find herself going to jail. Already concerned about Sister Monica Joan, Chummy has further worries when her mother decides to make a trip to inspect her new 'beau'. The visit is not a success, and Chummy suffers a crisis of confidence and breaks off her relationship with PC Noakes. Jenny and the other midwives pull together to convince her she is making a mistake.

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07:05 .................... Cloudbabies

08:30 .....................Timmy Time 08:40 ...........................Tweenies 09:00 ..........................Baby Jake

06:25 ..................Babar and the Adventures of Badou 06:35 .................Signed Stories 06:45.................................. Monk

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

09:10 ..........................ZingZillas

07:50 ..................Almost Naked Animals

09:25...... Mr Bloom's Nursery

08:00 ................. Big Time Rush

09:45 ........................Something Special - Out and About

08:30 ...................... Fort Boyard

10:00............ Saturday Kitchen Best Bites 11:30........ Nigella's Christmas Kitchen The Stocking Filler. Nigella Lawson enjoys the run-up to Christmas and prepares her Christmas larder in advance. She starts early by filling her shelves with homemade seasonal beetroot and ginger chutney, bright red chilli jelly (fabulous with cold ham and spiced beef), spiced fruits steeped in Ximinez sherry (poured over Cornish ice cream) and winter spiced vodka. Nigella also makes her Christmas puddini truffles and Christmas cookies, showing that Christmas doesn't have to come 'off the shelf'.

09:25 ...........................ITV News 09:30 .........................There's No Taste Like Home 10:30 ..................... Dinner Date 11:30........................ Dickinson's Real Deal 12:30 ........................... ITV News 12:35................. Carry on Don't Lose Your Head 14:20 ..................... The X Factor Results Show 16:20 ..............London Tonight 16:40........................... ITV News 16:50 ................................E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

19:00 ..Happy Birthday E.T The story behind one of the best12:00 ..............Follow the Fleet loved films of all time - E.T. The 13:50............. Shall We Dance? Extra-Terrestrial - how it was made and what the experience was like 15:35...................... Animal Park for its young cast. Including the 16:05 .................................. Coast story of how Steven Spielberg shot the film in script order to get a 17:00.................................Flog It! genuine emotional response from 18:00................Cuba with CW the child actors, and how E.T.'s eyes Simon Reeve CHOICE were inspired by a combination of Albert Einstein and a newborn 19:00 ................... The Great baby. Henry Thomas, who played Elliott, returns to the house where Spanish Crash much of the film was shot for the 20:00 ...........Fawlty Towers first time in 30 years. 20:30 ........... Calendar Girls 20:00............The Making W C 22:15 ..........................QI XL of a Lady CHOICE 23:00 ............... Never Mind 21:45 .................... ITV News the Buzzcocks 22:00 .............. I Am Legend 23:30 .................. Surviving 23:50 ................. Pensioners Christmas Behind Bars

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West Bromwich Albion v West Ham United. West Bromwich Albion welcome West Ham United to the Hawthorns for this Barclays Premier League clash. The teams played out a thrilling 3-3 draw when they last met here.

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Adventurer and journalist Simon Reeve heads to Cuba to find a communist country in the middle of a capitalist revolution. In 2010 Cuba announced the most sweeping and radical economic reforms the country has seen in decades. From ending state rationing to cutting one million publicsector jobs, one of the last communist bastions in the world has begun rolling back the state on an unprecedented scale. Simon Reeve meets ordinary Cubans whose lives are being transformed. In this documentary Simon gets under the skin of a colourful and vibrant country famous for its hospitality and humour and asks if this new economic openness could lead to political liberalisation in a totalitarian country with a poor human rights record. Will Cuba be able to maintain the positive aspects of its long isolation under socialism - low crime, topnotch education and one of the best health systems in the world - while embracing what certainly looks like capitalism?

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Over 20,000 Brits have crossed the channel to enjoy La Belle Ville in one of the most beautiful regions of France – the Dordogne. ITV follow the lives of families who have upped sticks from the UK and taken on a French lifestyle with a distinctly British twist. Throughout the series they meet the people who have taken the bold leap to live in France, from long-standing Francophiles to new arrivals who are facing the daunting prospect of building their lives from scratch. The Brits are a resourceful lot and turn their hands to all sorts of things to ensure they can soak up a good life in the sun. Ventures include selling Britain’s favourite dish of curry at the local markets, running a campsite, owning a vineyard and setting up animal sanctuaries. There’s a surprising amount to discover in this deceptively tranquil corner of France. This week on Little England it’s the most important day of the year for the Moore family from Yorkshire. Its harvest time on their French vineyard but rain is threatening to spoil the crop. With time running out can they save the grapes and their livelihood? And we take to the open roads with Clive and Stella Wood from Essex. We join them in their classic British sports car for a rally through the beautiful Dordogne countryside.

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19:30 .................Inside Out 20:00 ............... EastEnders 20:30 .................My Family 21:00 ......... Britain's Secret Terror Squad For nearly two years, the British Army ran a highly secret undercover squad which, Panorama has found, was operating outside the law, hunting down enemies of the state. Known terrorists were to be shot on sight. The plain-clothed squad's existence in the early 1970s was deniable, its tactics and weaponry were unconventional. For the first time in 40 years, three former members of the unit, break their silence and talk candidly to Panorama's John Ware about their deadly role in Northern Ireland, which they believe saved lives. But he also uncovers new evidence that shows the unit may also have killed innocent civilians, fabricated statements and covered up their deeds and why, today, a team of detectives are trying to track down the truth.

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Conclusion of the two-part psychological thriller based on the novel by Erin Kelly. Karen Clarke is a woman haunted by tragic events which took place twelve years ago. Flashbacks unfold the story from the moment Karen is thrown into the extraordinary world of Biba Capel and Rex Capel to reveal the secrets she is hiding. Now living in Dungeness with Rex, who was recently released from prison, and their daughter Alice, Karen is stalked by mysterious stranger.

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06:00 ................................ Cricket

06:00 .......................Airline USA

09:15 .........Angelina Ballerina

12:00 .......................Test Cricket

06:30 .......................Airline USA

06:00................ America's Next Top Model

09:30 ..............Hana's Helpline

13:00 .... Ford Football Special

07:00 ...................................... Spy

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

07:30....................................... Spy

08:00 ...................Cougar Town

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

08:30 ...................Cougar Town

09:00 ...................Hawaii Five-0

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

10:00 ...................Hawaii Five-0

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

19:00 ....................... World's Craziest Fools

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

19:30 ........ Winter Wipeout

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

20:30 .......... Olympics 2012 50 Greatest Moments Gabby Logan presents a fun, irreverent and uplifting countdown of the 50 greatest moments from the unforgettable London Olympics of 2012, featuring contributions from the likes of Usain Bolt, Jessica Ennis, Jimmy Carr, Reggie Yates, Andy Murray, Tom Daley, Mo Farah, Gary Lineker, Greg James, Cherry Healey and Mel C. We relive all the great sporting moments, such as 'Super Saturday', when Team GB won three gold medals in 45 glorious minutes, and also look back at some of the lighter moments of the games.

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09:40 ... Mist: Sheepdog Tales 09:55 ..................Mexican Food Made Simple 10:25 ......... Emergency Bikers

Tottenham Hotspur/Swansea and W.B.a/West Ham. Another chance to catch Sunday's Barclays Premier League double bill. Tottenham Hotspur take on Swansea City at White Hart Lane and West Bromwich Albion face West Ham United at Upton Park.

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

11:25 ..............Build a New Life in the Country

14:30................................ La Liga

11:00........................... Lie to Me

11:00....... Nothing to Declare

12:20 ........5 News Lunchtime

16:00 .... Ford Football Special

12:00 ........................... Lie to Me

11:30........Nothing to Declare

12:25 ..............Build a New Life in the Country

Tottenham Hotspur/Swansea and W.B.a/West Ham. Another chance to catch Sunday's Barclays Premier League double bill. Tottenham Hotspur take on Swansea City at White Hart Lane and West Bromwich Albion face West Ham United at Upton Park.

13:00 ...................Hawaii Five-0

12:00............ Ghost Whisperer

14:00 ...................Hawaii Five-0

13:00 ............Ghost Whisperer

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

14:00 ...............Criminal Minds

16:00 .................. Stargate SG-1

16:00 .......................Puppy SOS

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

16:30 .......................Puppy SOS

17:30..................... Soccer A.M. The Best Bits

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

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18:00 ...............Modern Family

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21:00 .......... Little Crackers 19:00 .....................Football 23:00 ................ Netbusters 23:30 ...........SPL Round-Up

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

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

07:00 .................. Dragons' Den

06:00......................... The X Files 07:00 ...... Star Trek: Enterprise 09:00 .........................................ER 10:00 ........................ The X Files 11:00 ...... Star Trek: Enterprise 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 ................ Don't Sit in the Front Row 21:30 .............. Flight of the Conchords 22:05 ........................... Girls 22:40 ............. Nurse Jackie 23:15 .............How to Make it in America 23:50 ..................... Seinfeld

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18:00 ...Total Wipeout USA

17:30 ...................... Cricket

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

Day five of the fourth test between India and England from the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur.

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19:00 .........................World Championship Darts

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W C C H O IC E Royal Upstairs Downstairs BBC2, 13:00

Presenters Rosemary Shrager and Tim Wonnacott visit Castle Howard in Yorkshire to follow in the footsteps of Queen Victoria and her tour of the country visiting the great and the good. Tim talks to the current Earl of Carlisle, Simon Howard, who reveals the lengths his ancestors went to host the queen, and just what happened when 2,000 vistors turned up to see where her majesty had slept.

4thought.tv Channel 4, 19:55 Muslims around the world have expressed outrage about cartoons and a video mocking the Prophet Muhammad, which they regard as deliberate insults to their faith. Some British Muslims have joined Christians in complaining that aggressive atheists now treat all people of faith with contempt. But many others argue that freedom of speech is vital to the health of a civilised society, and that this freedom is more important than any religious sensitivity. 4thought. tv asks 'Should the religious learn to accept blasphemy?' Rabbi Herschel Gluck thinks we have to be careful not to hurt the feelings of others with blasphemous statements. After years of working as an interfaith Rabbi in Muslim and Jewish communities, he understands the Muslim perspective and why provocations like the Muhammad cartoons are unacceptable. He believes that very offensive blasphemy should ideally be dealt with in a criminal court.

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

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

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

09:15 ....................Heir Hunters

07:15 ......... Everything's Rosie

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

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

07:25 .............. Bob the Builder: Project Build It

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

11:00 ......................You've Been Scammed

07:35................... Chuggington

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

07:45 .........................Octonauts

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

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

08:00 .............Tilly and Friends

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

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

08:10 ................Woolly and Tig

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

08:15.............. Mike the Knight

12:30......... Let's Do Christmas with Gino and Mel

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

08:30 .....................Timmy Time

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

08:40 ...........................Tweenies

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

14:15 ...........................Escape to the Country

09:00 ......................... Numtums

14:00 ...........Storage Hoarders

09:05 ...............................Abadas

15:00 ... Dickinson's Real Deal

15:00 .........................BBC News

09:15 .....................Alphablocks

16:00..... Britain's Best Bakery

15:05 ................Show Me What You're Made of

09:20 ........ The Rhyme Rocket

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

09:35 ............. The Lingo Show

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

09:45 ........................Something Special - Out and About

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

10:05 ....... Show Me Show Me

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

10:30....... Mr Bloom's Nursery

19:30 ..The Unforgettable...

10:55... I Can Cook on the Go

20:00 ........ Inside Guinness World Records

Cosmetics. Episode 7. Five pampered British kids embark on the adventure of a lifetime, travelling across Asia to work and live alongside the people who make their favourite things. For the second leg of their Asian adventure the five kids are all back together and have landed in Thailand. They now face two tough days working in a huge international cosmetics factory where everything is made in a highly controlled sterile environment. The group's patience is pushed to the limit working long shifts doing the same thing over and over again. Plus away from the production line there's a split in the group as they revolt over spending two nights fending for themselves in a typical worker's home.

15:30 .... Bear Behaving Badly 15:55............Shaun the Sheep

Wartime Farm At Christmas BBC2, 21.00 Ruth Goodman and Peter Ginn are returning to Manor Farm in Hampshire to recreate the conditions of Christmas 1944, the sixth of the war. Britain’s cities were in the grip of the worst German attacks since the Blitz of 1940, as unmanned flying bombs rained down, stretching morale to breaking point. In addition to maintaining food production, it fell to Britain’s farmers to come to the aid of the nation’s urban dispossessed. Ruth discovers how the one million-strong Women’s Voluntary Service lifted the nation’s spirits – from running the government’s National Pie Scheme to making festive decorations from scraps. Peter and Ruth take a wartime steam train and see how the overloaded railway postal system saved space by miniaturising thousands of Airgrams onto film to help those serving abroad keep in touch with home. Finally they arrive at one of London’s biggest air raid shelters, Chislehurst Caves, just 10 miles from the city centre. They discover what life was like for some of the 15,000 people who sheltered there on Christmas Day 1944.

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16:00............. Help! My Supply Teacher is Magic

11:10 ....................Mister Maker Comes to Town 11:30 .............BBC World News 12:00 ............The Daily Politics 13:00 ..................Royal Upstairs Downstairs 13:30 .....To Buy or Not to Buy 14:15 ...........The Weakest Link 15:00.................... Real Rescues 15:45.................. Wanted Down Under Revisited 16:30.................................Flog It!

16:30................ Rocket's Island

17:15............... Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

17:00 ......................Newsround

18:00 .. Celebrity Eggheads

17:15........................... Pointless

18:30 ............ Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two

18:00 ........ BBC News at Six 18:30 ... BBC London News 19:00 ..........The One Show 19:30 ............... EastEnders 20:00 ................. Holby City 21:00 .................Last Tango in Halifax

19:00 ........ Masterchef: The Professionals Michel's Classics 19:30 .................. University Challenge

22:00 ...... BBC News at Ten

20:00 ....... The Great British Bake Off Christmas Masterclass

22:25 .... BBC London News

21:00........Wartime Farm

22:35 ..................Imagine... 23:35 ........The Unbearable Lightness of Being

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21:00 ...........Ruth Rendell's Thirteen Steps Down Part one of a two-part psychological thriller. Mix Cellini is an attractive and deceptively charming young man with a disturbed past who rents the top floor of a dilapidated Notting Hill residence. St Blaise House is also where Gwendolen Chawcer - a lonely spinster in her mid-70s has lived all her life, looked after by the only friends she has ever had, Olive and Queenie. There Gwendolen nurses the memory of her long-lost and only true love Dr Stephen Reeves, whom she believes was mistakenly connected to serial killer John Reginald Christie years before. When Gwendolen discovers that Stephen's wife has died, she attempts to make contact again. Meanwhile Mix has two compelling obsessions - Christie himself, and supermodel Nerissa Nashwhom he is stalking. Fantasy and reality merge as long pent-up violence is released and Mix begins to inhabit the spirit of the long-dead murderer.

22:00 ............... ITV News at Ten and Weather

22:30 ................ Newsnight

22:35 ...........Ruth Rendell's Thirteen Steps Down

23:20 .......Inside Claridge's

23:35 ...........Grimefighters

CHO ICE

22:00..........................Rev CW

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

06:00....................... Airline USA 06:30 .......................Airline USA

06:00 ................America's Next Top Model

Rev BBC2, 22:00

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

07:00 ...................................... Spy

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

07:30 ...................................... Spy

08:00 ................... Cougar Town

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

08:30 ................... Cougar Town

09:00 ...................Hawaii Five-0

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

10:00 ...................Hawaii Five-0

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

11:25........... Superior Interiors with Kelly Hoppen

11:00 ........................... Lie to Me

11:00 ....... Nothing to Declare

12:25...................... Oliver Twist

12:00 ........................... Lie to Me

11:30 ....... Nothing to Declare

12:20 ........5 News Lunchtime

14:40 ..................... Countdown

13:00 ...................Hawaii Five-0

12:00 ............ Ghost Whisperer

12:25 ......................Build a New Life in the Country

14:00 ...................Hawaii Five-0

13:00 ............ Ghost Whisperer

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

14:00................ Criminal Minds

13:30 ....................... Hitched for the Holidays

16:00 .................. Stargate SG-1

15:00 ............... Criminal Minds

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

16:00 ........................Puppy SOS

Sitcom about a vicar running an inner-city church. Christmas; the busiest time of year for a vicar, and Adam is full of ideas for his first Advent in London. However, he soon discovers that Christmas at St Saviour's is quite different to his sleepy Suffolk parish. He is under pressure from the archdeacon to maximise seasonal profits, the diary is packed with unusual events, and he is up at the crack of dawn every morning to cook breakfast at the homeless shelter. Exhausted, with a permanent hangover and midnight mass looming, he is in no mood for a house guest, least of all Alex's cantankerous father Martin.

06:10....................Children's TV

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

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

09:00 .......................Tickety Toc

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

09:30 ..............Hana's Helpline

10:00.... The Big Bang Theory

09:40 ... Mist: Sheepdog Tales

11:00 ......Kirstie's Homemade Christmas

09:55 ..................Mexican Food Made Simple

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

10:25 ......... Emergency Bikers

12:05 ....... Kirstie's Handmade Treasures

15:30 ............. 1001 Things You Should Know 16:00 ..............Deal or No Deal 17:00 ..... Come Dine with Me

09:15 .........Angelina Ballerina

08:00 ........................Netbusters 08:30 ..................... T20 Cricket The Big Bash 12:00....................... Test Cricket

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

15:10 ............. Mrs Santa Claus

13:00 ................. SPL Round Up

17:30.................. The Simpsons

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

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

17:00....... Nothing to Declare

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

17:30.......... Emergency Bikers

13:30.................... Ford Monday Night Football

18:00 ......... Modern Family

18:00 ... Nothing to Declare

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

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

16:00 ................. SPL Round Up

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

18:30 ... Nothing to Declare

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

19:00 ................... Highland Emergency

16:30 ........................Netbusters

19:00 ........... The Simpsons

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

19:30 ........... The Simpsons

20:00 .................. Sing Date

20:00 ................Last Resort

20:30 .................. Sing Date

21:00 ........... Little Crackers

21:00 ............... Elementary

22:00 ........... Hide and Seek

22:00 ............... Elementary

23:55 .........Brit Cops - Zero Tolerance

23:00 ..............Chicago Fire

20:00 ........... Embarrassing Bodies

20:00 ............. Murder Files

17:00 ............. Barclays Premier League Review

21:00 ...........Body of Proof

18:00 ..... Revista de la Liga

22:00...Ramsay's Kitchen CW 22:00 ...................... CSI: NY Nightmares USA CHOICE 23:55 ... Slaves in the Cellar 23:05 ................ Homeland

19:00 ......................... World Championship Darts

19:00 ..Snog, Marry, Avoid?

07:00 .................. Dragons' Den

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

06:00 .......................Emmerdale

08:00 ..............................Red Bull X-Fighters 2011

07:00 ...... Star Trek: Enterprise

06:25.......... Coronation Street

08:00 .......... Star Trek: Voyager

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

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

07:15....................... The Jeremy Kyle Show US

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

10:00 ........................ The X Files

08:05 ...... Holiday Showdown

11:00 ........ Total Wipeout USA

11:00...... Star Trek: Enterprise

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

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

09:00................ Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records

14:00 ......................................... QI

13:00......................................... ER

14:40 ......................................... QI

14:00 .................................House

15:20 ............... Never Mind the Buzzcocks

15:00 .................................House

21:00 ............... Bad Santas

20:00 ................... Don't Tell the Bride 21:00 ................... Don't Tell the Bride Christmas on Ice. In this Christmas special, Rosie can stamp her feet all she wants... because she has handed over control of her big day to her man with a festive plan. Rosie's fiance Nick has just three weeks and ÂŁ12,000 to give her the perfect Christmas present - a wintry wonderland wedding she will never forget. So will Nick give his little princess a very merry Christmas or will he be skating on thin ice and receive a frosty reception?

22:00 ...... Russell Howard's Good News 22:30 ................ EastEnders 23:00 ................Family Guy 23:25 ................Family Guy 23:45 ...........American Dad

06:00 ..........Aerobics: Oz Style 06:30 ....... Thrillseekers-Snow 07:00.............. WWE Afterburn 08:00 .................... Soccer A.M. The Best Bits 09:00 ...................Ford Monday Night Football 11:30 .......................Netbusters 12:00 .................... Soccer A.M. The Best Bits 13:00 ...... European Tour Golf 14:00 .....................T20 Cricket The Big Bash 17:30............................... Cricket 18:30 .............. T20 Cricket The Big Bash 19:00 ...... Barclays Premier League Review 20:00 ................Test Cricket 21:30 .......................F1 H20 Powerboating 22:00 .....Revista de la Liga

14 December - 20 December 2012

16:00 ......................Man v Food 17:00.............................Top Gear 19:00 ... Total Wipeout USA 20:00 ...............Man v Food

16:00 .......... Star Trek: Voyager 17:00 .........................................ER 18:00 ........................House 19:00 ........................House

21:00 .......................... QI XL

20:00 ......................... Friday Night Lights

22:00 ......... Have I Got a Bit More News for You

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

23:00 .........Mock the Week 23:40 ...............................QI

22:00 ............ House of Lies 22:35 .......Bradley Wiggins: A Year in Yellow

09:20 ............... The Xtra Factor 10:25 ............... The ITV2 Panto 12:00 .......................Emmerdale 12:30 ..........Coronation Street 13:30..The Jeremy Kyle Show 15:40 ....You've Been Framed! 16:10 ............... The Xtra Factor 17:10 ................The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas 19:00 .............. Take Me Out 21:00 . You've Been Framed! 22:00 .. Lemon La Vida Loca 23:30 ............American Pie: The Wedding

Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA Channel 4, 22:00 Gordon Ramsay continues his travels across the United States in a bid to save failing restaurants from disaster. This week, he travels to Philadelphia to visit a Mexican restaurant called Zocalo. At one point, this restaurant played Cupid to a young couple who met, fell in love and married while working here together. Greg and Mary Russell loved the place so much that they pooled their resources and bought it. However, it seems that Cupid's arrow had a poisoned tip: the restaurant has become an albatross around both their necks, threatening to destroy their happiness and tear their family apart. In a heartbreaking, real-life soap opera, Gordon attempts to turn this floundering restaurant - and, just as importantly, Greg and Mary's marriage - around.

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Wednesday Wednesday 06:00........................... Breakfast

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

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

09:15.....................Heir Hunters

07:35 ...................Chuggington

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

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

07:45 .........................Octonauts 08:00 .............Tilly and Friends

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

11:00 ......................You've Been Scammed

08:10 ................Woolly and Tig

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

08:15 ..............Mike the Knight

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

08:30 .....................Timmy Time

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

08:40 ...........................Tweenies

12:30 ......... Let's Do Christmas with Gino and Mel

11:30 ............ Cash in the Attic 12:15 ...................Bargain Hunt 13:00 .......... BBC News at One 13:45 ............................. Doctors 14:15........................... Escape to the Country 15:00 .........................BBC News 15:05 ................Show Me What You're Made of 15:35 ...................... What's New Scooby-Doo?

09:00 ......................... Numtums 09:05 ...............................Abadas 09:15 .....................Alphablocks 09:20 ........ The Rhyme Rocket 09:35 ............. The Lingo Show 09:45 ........................Something Special - Out and About 10:05 ....... Show Me Show Me

15:55 ...........Shaun the Sheep

10:35 ...... Mr Bloom's Nursery

16:00............. Help! My Supply Teacher is Magic

10:55... I Can Cook on the Go

16:30 ............... Rocket's Island 17:00 ......................Newsround

11:30 ............The Daily Politics

17:15 ........................... Pointless

13:00 ............................See Hear

18:00 ....... BBC News at Six

13:30............................... Lifeline

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

13:40 .................................. Coast

20:00 .............Snow Babies

13:45..... To Buy or Not to Buy

21:00 .................Last Tango in Halifax

14:15 ...........The Weakest Link

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

15:00 ....................Real Rescues

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

22:00 ...... BBC News at Ten

15:45 ................. Wanted Down Under Revisited

19:30 ....Coronation Street

22:35 .............. The National Lottery Wednesday Night Draws

16:30 ................................Flog It! 17:15..........Put Your Money CW Where Your Mouth Is CHOICE 18:00 ...Celebrity Eggheads 18:30 ............ Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two 19:00 ........ Masterchef: The Professionals - Michel's Classics

ednesday Numbers for W r are: be m ce De 12 Bonus Ball

19:30 ................. University Challenge 20:00 ............ All About the Good Life 21:00 ...........The Christmas No.1 Story 22:00 ...........Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience

22:45 ..................Film 2012

22:30 ................ Newsnight

23:15 ................ The League Cup Show

23:20 ...............Stuffed: The Great British Christmas Dinner

23:45 .......... Texas Rangers

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

11:10 ....................Mister Maker Comes to Town

14:00.......... Storage Hoarders 15:00 ...Dickinson's Real Deal 16:00 .....Britain's Best Bakery 17:00......................... The Chase 18:00 ....... London Tonight

20:00 .... Weight Loss Ward 21:00 .................. The Town Conclusion of the three-part drama. Mark attempts to discuss his grievances over the police investigation with Alice, but she shuts the door in his face, worried her husband will see them together. He goes to the council to persuade Shireen to look into the police investigation but she warns him to stop causing trouble. Mark is forced to reconnect with his family when Betty ends up in hospital. Upset, Jodie tells him it's time to get over his obsession with the truth and start looking after them like he promised. Mark agrees and they celebrate Jodie's 16th birthday like a normal family. But then a new piece of information from their parents' past comes to light, and Mark knows he has to keep pushing until the truth is finally revealed.

22:00 ............... ITV News at Ten and Weather 22:35 ................ Miami Vice

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Wednesday Wednesday 19 December 06:10.................... Children's TV

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

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

08:50...... Bananas in Pyjamas

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

09:15 .........Angelina Ballerina

10:00 .... The Big Bang Theory

09:30 ..............Hana's Helpline

11:00 ......Kirstie's Homemade Christmas

09:40... Mist: Sheepdog Tales

09:00 .......................Tickety Toc

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

09:55 ................. Mexican Food Made Simple

12:05 ...........................The Robe

10:25 ......... Emergency Bikers

14:40 ......................Countdown

11:25 ...........Superior Interiors with Kelly Hoppen

15:30............. 1001 Things You Should Know 16:00 .............. Deal or No Deal

12:20.........5 News Lunchtime

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

06:00 ...................... Airline USA 06:30 ...................... Airline USA

06:00................ America's Next Top Model

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

07:00 ......................................Spy

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

07:30 ......................................Spy

08:00 ................... Cougar Town

08:00 ..................... T20 Cricket The Big Bash

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

08:30................... Cougar Town

11:30 .................... Football Asia

09:00 .................. Hawaii Five-0

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

12:00 ............. Barclays Premier League Review

10:00 .................. Hawaii Five-0

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

11:00 ...........................Lie to Me

11:00 ....... Nothing to Declare

12:00 ...........................Lie to Me

11:30 ....... Nothing to Declare

13:00 .................. Hawaii Five-0

12:00 ............ Ghost Whisperer

14:00 .................. Hawaii Five-0 15:00 ..................Stargate SG-1

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

16:00 ..................Stargate SG-1

14:00 ............... Criminal Minds

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

15:00............... Criminal Minds

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

16:00....................... Puppy SOS

13:00 ............Revista de la Liga 14:00.................... Football Asia 14:30 ............. Barclays Premier League Review

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

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

12:25 ..............Build a New Life in the Country

17:30.................. The Simpsons

13:30 ........ Battle of the Bulbs

16:30.................... Football Asia

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

15:15................. The Santa Suit

17:00 ...................................... NFL

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

17:00...................... 5 News at 5 17:30......... Emergency Bikers

18:00 ..........Modern Family

16:30....................... Puppy SOS

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

18:00 ................ FIFA Futbol Mundial

17:00 ....... Nothing to Declare

20:00 ........ Kirstie's Vintage Christmas

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

18:30 .............. T20 Cricket The Big Bash

18:30 ...........The Simpsons 19:00 ...........The Simpsons

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

19:30 ...........The Simpsons

18:00 ... Nothing to Declare

20:00 ...... The Glee Project

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

21:00 ..........Little Crackers

20:00 ............... Elementary

21:30 ..........Little Crackers

21:00 .............. Chicago Fire 22:00 ........Grey's Anatomy

21:00 .................... Heston's Fantastical Food

19:00 .... World's Strongest Man 2012 20:00 .............. Building the Panama Canal

15:30 ............Revista de la Liga

19:00 .....................Football 22:00 ... Football's Greatest

22:00.......The Twins Who CW Share a Body CHOICE 21:00 ............ Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways 22:50 ........8 Out of 10 Cats 22:00 ......................Blade II 23:40 .................Rude Tube

22:30 ................ FIFA Futbol Mundial 23:00 ................ A League of Their Own

22:00 ....................... Fringe 23:00 ............... Last Resort

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

19:00 .... Young Apprentice

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

07:10 .................... Driving Wars

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

06:30 ....... Thrillseekers-Snow

08:00 ..............................Red Bull X-Fighters 2011

07:00...... Star Trek: Enterprise

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

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

08:00 ........... British Basketball League

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

10:00......................... The X Files

11:00........ Total Wipeout USA

10:00 ...........Revista de la Liga

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

11:00............................ Star Trek: Enterprise

11:00 ................................F1 H20 Powerboating

14:00 ......................................... QI

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

15:20 ............... Never Mind the Buzzcocks

13:00..........................................ER

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

15:00 .................................House

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

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

14:00..................... T20 Cricket The Big Bash

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

17:00 .........................................ER

19:00 ...Total Wipeout USA

18:00 ........................House

17:30........................ Junior Golf Championship

20:00 ...............Man v Food

19:00 ........................House

21:00 ..........................QI XL

18:00 ..............Watersports World

22:00 ......... Have I Got a Bit More News for You

20:00 ...... Richard E Grant's Hotel Secrets

19:00 .........................World Championship Darts

23:00 .........Mock the Week

22:00 ........... The Sopranos

23:40 ...............................QI

23:15 ... Boardwalk Empire

06:00 .......................Emmerdale 06:25 ........ All Star Mr and Mrs Christmas Special 07:15 ....................... The Jeremy Kyle Show US 08:05 ..................All Star Family Fortunes 09:00 ................Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 09:20 ............... The Xtra Factor 10:25 ............... The ITV2 Panto 12:00 .......................Emmerdale 12:30........................... The Cube 13:30..The Jeremy Kyle Show 15:40 ....You've Been Framed! 16:10 ................Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 16:25 ............... The Xtra Factor 17:30 ............... The ITV2 Panto 19:00 ................ Gossip Girl 20:00 ... Christmas Bonkers Guinness World Records 20:30 ..You've Been Framed! 21:00 .. Peter Andre: My Life

Festival. The six remaining candidates battle it out for a place in the final and the chance to win Lord Sugar's 25,000 pound investment in their business future. To get there they must select the right two products to sell at WOMAD, a festival of World Music that attracts almost 40,000 fans. One team thinks they will clean up with a portable toilet, the other has chosen a pedal powered washing machine that they believe will attract the glamping market. This week the stakes are even higher as two of the losing team will be fired.

20:00 ... Don't Tell the Bride 21:00 .............. Great Movie Mistakes 2012 23:00 .................Family Guy Animated comedy series about family life. Peter and Lois decide to go on a second honeymoon to spice up their marriage while Brian is left at home to take care of the kids.

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

07:00 ...................WWE Vintage Collection

11:30 .................................British Basketball League 13:30................................ F1 H20 Powerboating

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08:00 .......... Star Trek: Voyager

14:00 .................................House

21:00 .............. Blue Bloods

W C C H O IC E Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is BBC2, 17:15

Two well-known experts from the world of antiques go head to head over a week of challenges to see out who can make the most profit from buying and selling antiques - all of which will be donated to a charity of their choice. Our dealers are in a different buying location each day: an auction house, a car boot sale, a foreign antiques market and a UK antiques fair. They must then sell their purchases for as much money as possible. On Friday, the duelling dealers compete in the ultimate challenge - The Showdown - where at least half of their items must be sold at the Showdown auction. Once the deals are done, one expert will be crowned the Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is champion. The antiques market matchup sees 'Devilish' David Harper go head to head against James 'Bingo' Braxton in an all out pursuit of profit at an antiques fair in Lincolnshire.

The Twins Who Share a Body Channel 4, 22:00 Indian twins Sohna and Mohna are celebrating their ninth birthday. To have reached this milestone is an extraordinary achievement as they have only one body but two separate heads. They are known as dicephalic parapagus conjoined twins, a rare condition which is thought to affect only one in a million. This remarkable film poses the question: How do you live a fulfilled life when you are two conscious beings in one body? Accepted by their local community, one can be asleep, while the other is awake; one twin cheats off the other at school; and each twin controls a different side of their body.

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Thursday Thursday 06:00 ........................... Breakfast 09:15 .................... Heir Hunters 10:00 .......... Homes Under the Hammer 11:00.......................You've Been Scammed 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 15:00 ......................... BBC News 15:05 ................Show Me What You're Made of 15:35 ................... The Slammer 16:00 ............. Help! My Supply Teacher is Magic 16:30 ................Rocket's Island 17:00 ...................... Newsround 17:15 ............................Pointless 18:00 ........BBC News at Six 18:30 ....BBC London News 19:00 ........... The One Show 19:30 ................EastEnders 20:00 .... Young Apprentice Sportswear. In this final episode, just four candidates remain in the fight to be crowned Lord Sugar's young apprentice, with his investment of 25,000 pounds into their business future at stake. For their final task, the teams must create a new brand of sportswear with the potential to go global. They must come up with a brand name, logo and viral video that will get their product noticed. Finally, the teams must launch their brand to an audience of experts from the sporting world. The brand with the most potential will win, and from the winning team, Lord Sugar will choose this year's young apprentice.

21:00 ... Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow 22:00 .......BBC News at Ten 22:25 ....BBC London News 22:35 ......................Lapland 23:50 ..................This Week

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06:00 ...........................Tikkabilla 06:30 .......................... Balamory 06:50 ............. Charlie and Lola 07:05.................... Cloudbabies 07:15 ......... Everything's Rosie 07:25 .............. Bob the Builder: Project Build It 07:35 ...................Chuggington 07:45 .........................Octonauts 08:00..............Tilly and Friends 08:10................ Woolly and Tig 08:15.............. Mike the Knight 08:30......................Timmy Time 08:40 ...........................Tweenies 09:00......................... Numtums 09:05 ...............................Abadas 09:15 .....................Alphablocks 09:20 ........ The Rhyme Rocket 09:35 ............. The Lingo Show 09:45.......Something Special A Christmas Special 10:05 ....... Show Me Show Me 10:35...... Mr Bloom's Nursery 10:55... I Can Cook on the Go 11:10 ....................Mister Maker Comes to Town 11:30 .............BBC World News 12:00............ The Daily Politics 13:00 ..................Royal Upstairs Downstairs 13:30......To Buy or Not to Buy 14:15........... The Weakest Link 15:00.................... Real Rescues 15:45 ................. Wanted Down Under Revisited 16:30 ................................Flog It! 17:15 .............. Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 18:00 ...Celebrity Eggheads 18:30 ............. Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two 19:00 ........ Masterchef: The Professionals - Michel's Classics 19:30 ..University Challenge 20:00..........Springwatch CW CHO ICE 21:00 .. Last Chance Harvey 22:30 ................ Newsnight 23:20 .................. The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff

06:00................................. Daybreak 08:30 ....................................Lorraine 09:25 ......The Jeremy Kyle Show 10:30 .........................This Morning 11:25.................................. ITV News 11:30......................... This Morning 12:30 ...............Let's Do Christmas with Gino and Mel 13:30 .....ITV News and Weather 14:00 ................Storage Hoarders 15:00 ........Dickinson's Real Deal 16:00 ...........Britain's Best Bakery 17:00 ................................The Chase 18:00 ............London Tonight 18:30 ........................ ITV News and Weather 19:00 ....................Emmerdale 19:30 .......................... Tonight 2012 and the Best of British. The last episode before Christmas celebrates 2012 and asks whether it was the year that truly realised the Great in Great Britain. A host of well-known personalities reflect on major events, such as the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, the Olympic Games, and the Paralympics. There are also interviews with people whose extraordinary achievements in other areas have inspired the nation over the last 12 months. Julie Etchingham reports.

20:00 ....................Emmerdale 20:30 ........ Coronation Street

21:00 ....Celebrity Who Wants to be a Millionaire? 22:00 ................... ITV News at Ten and Weather 22:35 ................... Waterworld Big-budget action fantasy about the battle for survival in a world where dry land has disappeared with the melting of the polar ice caps. One man, who has become amphibious, tries to protect a group of survivors by taking on a gang of marauding pirates. He is also intent on discovering if there is any truth in the myth that there is still some land left above water.

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

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

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

08:35 ....Roary the Racing Car

10:00.... The Big Bang Theory

08:50 ...... Bananas in Pyjamas

11:00 .......... Jamie's Christmas with Bells On

09:00........................ Tickety Toc

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

09:35 ....Mist: Sheepdog Tales

12:05 ....... Kirstie's Handmade Treasure

09:55 ..................Mexican Food Made Simple

12:15..Swiss Family Robinson

10:25 ..........Emergency Bikers

14:40 ......................Countdown

11:25 ...........Superior Interiors with Kelly Hoppen

15:30 ............. 1001 Things You Should Know 16:00 .............. Deal or No Deal

09:15 ......... Angelina Ballerina

17:00 ......Come Dine with Me 17:30 ..................The Simpsons

13:30 ......................Mrs. Miracle

18:30 ..................Hollyoaks 19:00 ........Channel 4 News

15:15 .................... All I Want for Christmas

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

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

20:00 ........ George Clarke's Amazing Spaces

17:30 ..........Emergency Bikers

21:00 ... Jamie and Jimmy's Food Fight Club

19:00 ............ Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways

06:00 ................America's Next Top Model

19:00 ......................... World Championship Darts

07:10.................... Driving Wars

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

06:00...................... Emmerdale 06:25 ..........Coronation Street 06:50....................... The Jeremy Kyle Show US 07:40 ..................All Star Family Fortunes 08:40 ................Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 09:10 ............... The Xtra Factor 10:10 ............... The Flintstones 12:00 .......................Emmerdale 12:30 ..........Coronation Street 13:00 ....You've Been Framed! 13:30..The Jeremy Kyle Show 15:40 .... You've Been Framed! Christmas Special 16:10................ Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 16:20 ............... The Xtra Factor 17:30 ............... The ITV2 Panto 19:00 ... Christmas Bonkers Guinness World Records 19:30 ..You've Been Framed! 20:00 ......The X Factor USA

07:00 .................Good Morning Sports Fans 08:00...................... T20 Cricket The Big Bash 11:30...... FIFA Futbol Mundial 12:00 ...................................... NFL 13:00 ................................ Cricket

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

Strongest 22:00..............Adam Hills CW 20:00 .....World's Man 2012 Stands Up Live CHOICE 21:00 ...... Cowboy Builders 23:40 .......... Ferris Bueller's Day Off 22:00 ............... Lord of War

06:00......................Thrillseekers -Snow

December

06:00...................... Airline USA 06:30 ...................... Airline USA 07:00 ......................................Spy 07:30 ......................................Spy 08:00 ..............Dog the Bounty Hunter 08:30 ..............Dog the Bounty Hunter 09:00 .................. Hawaii Five-0 11:00 ...........................Lie to Me 12:00 ...........................Lie to Me 13:00 .............Life of PI Special 13:10 .... Stargate Continuum 15:00 ..................Stargate SG-1 17:00 ..........................Futurama 18:00 .........Modern Family 18:30 ........... The Simpsons 19:00 ................ The Middle 19:30 .........Modern Family 20:00 ............Our Diamond Queen 21:00 ..........Little Crackers 22:00 ....... An Idiot Abroad 23:00 ............................ Spy 23:30 ...............A League of Their Own

12:20 ........ 5 News Lunchtime 12:25 ..............Build a New Life in the Country

19:00 .............. Doctor Who

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

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17:30...................... T20 Cricket The Big Bash 18:00 .................... Ringside

06:30 ..................................... NFL

08:00 ..............................Red Bull X-Fighters 2011

07:00...... Star Trek: Enterprise

Christmas in Wonderland. Juan from Brighton met Alice 14 months ago and it was love at first sight during a night out in London. Alice is from Plymouth but moved to Brighton to be with Juan, kissing goodbye to her fashion career and friends and taking a job as an estate agent to pay the bills. Alice gave up a lot to be with Juan, but it was worth it. Juan knows this has been difficult for Alice, so as a way of thanking her he's going to end the year with a bang.

07:30 .............................Football

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

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

09:00 ............... Shoot Out Golf

11:00 ........ Total Wipeout USA

10:00 ........................ The X Files

12:00 ........................Junior Golf Championship

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

11:00 ...... Star Trek: Enterprise

14:00 ......................................... QI

13:00 .........................................ER

12:30 .............................Football

14:40 ......................................... QI

14:00 .................................House

14:00 .......... European Seniors Tour Review

15:20 ............... Never Mind the Buzzcocks

15:00................................. House

15:00 ............... Shoot Out Golf

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

18:00 ............................ NFL

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

21:00 ...... Russell Howard's Good News

19:00 ...... Barclays Premier League World

21:30 ... Impractical Jokers

19:30 ..............T20 Cricket The Big Bash

20:00 ...............Man v Food

20:00 ...................... Cricket

22:00 ......... Have I Got a Bit More News for You

20:00 .. Don't Tell the Bride

22:00 ...................... World's Craziest Fools 22:30 ............... EastEnders 23:00 ............... Family Guy 23:45 .......... American Dad

22:00 ....... The Footballer's Football Show 23:30 ...................... Cricket

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18:00 ................... Top Gear 19:00 ...Total Wipeout USA 21:00 ..........................QI XL

23:00 .........Mock the Week 23:40 ...............................QI

08:00 .......... Star Trek: Voyager

16:00 .......... Star Trek: Voyager 17:00 .........................................ER 18:00 ........................House 19:00 ........................House 20:00 ...........Urban Secrets 21:00 .............. Blue Bloods 22:00 ................ The British 23:00 ................ Don't Sit in the Front Row 23:30 .............. Flight of the Conchords

07:00 ................Passport Patrol 08:00.................... Cougar Town 08:30 ................... Cougar Town 09:00................................. Maury 10:00 ....... Nothing to Declare 12:00 .............CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 13:00............. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 14:00 ............... Criminal Minds 15:00 ............... Criminal Minds 16:00 ........................Puppy SOS 16:30 ........................Puppy SOS 17:00....... Nothing to Declare 17:30 ....... Nothing to Declare 18:00 ... Nothing to Declare 18:30 ... Nothing to Declare 19:00 .........Criminal Minds 20:00 ......... America's Next Top Model 21:00 .................. Ladyboys

W C C H O IC E Springwatch BBC2, 20:00

Guide to Otters. The Springwatch team are joined by fieldcraft experts Simon King and Charlie Hamilton James for an in-depth view of one of the United Kingdom's most charismatic yet enigmatic animals the otter. Living not only along our rivers but also at the coast, otters have remarkable adaptations to a life both in and out of water. The team bring you the very latest scientific discoveries as well as a review of the turbulent history of the otter in the UK. It looks like the otter is making a steady comeback around the country but not everybody agrees this is good news.

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

Adam Hills Stands Up Live Channel 4, 22:00 Fresh from his triumph as host of Channel 4's critically acclaimed Paralympics entertainment show The Last Leg with Adam Hills, Australian funny man Adam Hills returns with a one-off exclusive show recorded live at The Lyric Theatre in London's West End. This show combines Adam's trademark hilarious anecdotes, delivered in his own unique laidback style, with audience participation. Hills has achieved international acclaim, a string of awards, and earned a legion of faithful fans around the globe with his combination of uplifting comedy and spontaneity.

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11 Granadilla at Christmas This year, enjoy Christmas in Granadilla de Abona. The Municipality of Granadilla, through the Agency for Employment and Local Development and Business Associations of El Medano (Asec) and San Isidro (ASCUS) has developed a free magazine called ‘Christmas Special’. Within it you’ll find coupons for many stores in the municipality, which must be redeemed when making your purchases. Also, know the programming of the activities organized by the Department of Culture, Christmas will see reflections of people in our region, enjoy carols, write your letter to Santa Claus and more. Do not miss the Christmas Special Granadilla . If you have not received, you can request a copy in the SAC.

14 December - 20 December 2012

shopping days until Christmas Adeje The highlight of this week, is the traditional concert “Together for Christmas” by students and the faculty of the School of Music of Adeje, which will take place on Saturday 15th at 8:00 pm. in Plaza Espana. This year will also feature the participation of folk groups of the municipality and the Ballet Beanky who will participate on a stage with more than 250 people. There are carols on Wednesday at 5pm, from the parish of San José to the Parish of St. Ursula. Activities on the street for commercial revitalisation begin from Friday with workshops and children’s entertainment in el parque Piedra Redonda en el barrio de La Postura and the opening of the Bethlehem Chapel of La Viña. On Saturday afternoon, there is the Christmas market in the Rue Grande. On Sunday at 12:00 will take place the concert of the Band of Musical Patronage of Villa de Adeje in the Rue Grande. And the afternoon activities will continue in the street in the neighborhood of Las Torres from 17:00 h.

Arona Friday 14th December children’s activities - El Fraile en la Plaza and Las Galletas en la Calle Central. Santiago del Teide Friday sees children’s activities between 5pm -8pm in Playa de la Reina and on Saturday music from 9pm in Plaza de la Vigilia. Puerto de la Cruz The north city has literally hundreds of events taking place all accessible via their Christmas programme at www.puer todelacruz.es. The highlight this week is perhaps Wednesday carol choirs taking place at 8.30pm in the Castillo San Felipe with the choirs from San Andres and Sanat Monica. San Miguel de Abona CHILDREN´S THEATRE Cultural Center Aldea Blanca. Monday 17th december at 17:00 hrs Cultural Center El Frontón . Tuesday 18th december at 17:00 hrs Cultural Center Guargacho. Wednesday 19th december at 17:00 hrs

Granadilla The local Christmas programme for El Medano promises numerous events including Carol singing in the streets throughout the Municipality, a Christmas concert as well as a New Year’s Eve party and the traditional Three Kings Parade in the village, which goes from the church of San Antonio. Guia de Isora Saturday December 15 18:00 pm in the municipal auditorium, children dance with school groups Leisure and Recreation. Entrance 1 euro to benefit local food bank. PLAYA DE SAN JUAN At 19:00 pm in the square, the Association of the 3rd Age Las Salinas de San Juan beach, offer a Christmas concert. December 16 ALCALÁ At 1215 hours, in the church Christmas concert by the choir Ajijide. At 20:00 pm in the Municipal Auditorium, classical concert. Y o u n g

Performers. Mon - December 17 Chio At 19:00 pm in the church, the Association of the 3rd Age La Paz of Chio, will offer a Christmas concert. Tuesday December 18 At 19:30 pm in the church, drama and singing Christmas carols in the streets of the town. Wednesday December 19 PLAYA DE SAN JUAN From 8:00am to 13:00 pm in the square Christmas market stalls: craft, decoration, handmade toys, sweets, etc., Besides the usual Farmers Market stalls. Craft Workshop. ALCALÁ At 1900 hours, in the Plaza del Llano, the Association of the 3rd Age Tingara of Alcalá, will offer a Christmas concert.

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SUE MCDONALD Common Sense Furnishings Email: sue.mcdonald@canarianweekly.com

It's an early Merry Christmas from me! IT’S that time of year again, and you might think I am a bit early wishing you all a Merry Christmas. But since I don’t appear in every issue of the Canarian Weekly, I won’t be here again until 2013. I don’t know about you, but for me, the whole year has absolutely flown by! Our climate here is among the best in the world, but it doesn’t always lend itself to feeling very Christmassy. However, there are lots of things that you can do to set the scene, and enjoy your day in style. Dress your table with rich, opulent colours, for example, in reds, golds or greens. A runner along the centre of the table can be bought for a few euros and combined with colourful place mats. You can pick up some fabulous decorated wine glasses from the Christmas Fairs (many of them painted by my daughter Amber!) Your Christmas meal will be more appealing and appetising if the table looks good. In the evening, close the curtains, dim the lights, light a candle scented with cinnamon or spice – and then make yourself a mulled wine and imagine the roaring fire. Okay, that’s probably going too far. But after all, the Christmas spirit is more about who you are with, rather than where you are. The New Year usually also

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Gaming market expands brings a period of home improvements, new sofas and revamps, and let’s all hope that the property sales continue to increase and improve as we have seen in the last few months. We have some new ranges of economical furniture arriving in January, and we will continue to offer the furnishing service, which includes providing everything for a new property, right down to kettle, toaster, sheets etc, so that properties are ready to move straight into. We also anticipate that people working to a budget will go ahead with reupholstery and respraying work. So all in all, we are optimistically looking forward to a busy and successful 2013. Doom-mongers mutter about “the 2012 phenomenon” and declare that the end is nigh on 21st December. That is thought to mark the end date of yet another

calendar, the Mesoamerican Long Count, which has been as good as its word in having counted for a long 5,125 years. I reckon that they just got bored counting, or that there was no more space on the pyramid, or wherever they were writing their calendar. They probably found it quite funny that we would be in such a panic at the end of 2012! Just in case, I will make sure that I have a very large glass of wine in my hand for most of the day on the 21st - and probably pretty much of the festive season if I can get away with it! And all being well, I will be here writing again in early January when, of course, it will be the time of year to revamp your houses with Deco Nuevo and look to the future again! So we wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

THE Spanish video game market has grown more than any other in Western Europe, with an increase of 17% compared to 2011, according to a study from Newzoo. The study used figures from the markets in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium and Denmark. The Spanish market takes about three-quarters of the 20,000 million euros collected by the

European gaming market. Similarly, consumption of mobile games in Spain has almost equalled that of games consoles, with 12.9 per cent and 13 per cent, respectively, reports Europa Press. Spain has also exceeded consumption across four screens (computer, TV, mobile and tablets), with 33 per cent, compared with an average of 21 per cent in Europe and 22 per cent in the United States. The report also notes that the European video games market is growing faster than that of the US. Video

game consumer spending increased by 3 per cent in Europe, compared with 1 per cent in the United States. In the coming years it is expected that both the European and the US will increase their consumption by more than 17 and 36 per cent, respectively, as more players start spending money on games. Finally, the report explained that the digital distribution of online content on smartphones and tablets is helping to sustain the decline of physical sales of video games.

Who Do You Think You Are? Live IT started out as a TV Programme now a whole exhibition is devoted to finding your ancestors. The Olympia National Hall is playing host to the consumer exhibition - Who Do You Think You Are? Live over the weekend 22-24 February 2013. It’s the world’s leading family history event! Whether you’re new to tracing your family tree or a seasoned researcher, it’s packed with genealogy experts,

informative workshops, over 160 specialist exhibitors and celebrities from the television series to help you with your own family history search. The Military Pavilion will be making a welcome return to Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE with major expansion in preparation for the 100 year anniversary of The Great War in 2014. Experts will provide you with the answers to any questions you have about your military ancestors.

Eric Knowles returns as our Heirloom Detective. Eric will be appearing on all three days of the show and will help date any family treasures important to your family and place them in their social context. The Ancestry VIP ticket allows you to book workshop and theatre sessions in advance, allowing you to make the most of your day at the show. It is also the only ticket which allows you to book your ‘Ask the Expert’ session in advance. The Keynote Workshop will take place on Friday at 2.30pm in the Celebrity Theatre and focus on the 2013 theme of Migration; looking at how we can use the internet to research abroad. Find out how you can trace your ancestors’ footsteps using the online resources available. The number of experts working in the Photography Gallery has increased in response to the demand for this free service at last year’s show. Now there’s even more opportunity to identify your ancestors by finding the clues in your photographs.

14 December - 20 December 2012


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DAVID HUDGELL

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

Don’t get the needle this time THE life cycle of Christmas trees (conifers) includes shedding needles, and this process speeds up as they dry out. Some trees do so more quickly than others, and the best way to ensure satisfaction is to care for the tree while it is in your home, laden with decorations over the festive period. Before buying it, make sure it is fresh. The needles should not be dull and dried up, and the branches should not be brittle. The outer needles should not fall off if the tree is gently shaken. It should be treated like any plant being brought into a warm, dry atmosphere. So, after you have bought your cut tree, keep it outside in a cool, shaded place, preferably standing in water, until it is required indoors. Before bringing it inside, it

will help if about half-an-inch is cut off the butt to open up the pores of the tree. Mount it in a water-holding stand or wedge it in a bucket

with pebbles, small stones or screwed-up newspaper, and place it away from direct heat. Make sure you keep the container topped up with

water every day because you’d be surprised how much it needs. Container-grown trees These have been grown for

at least one season in their pots. It is often possible to lift the whole root system out of the pot and see the closelywoven root, which has grown in the pot. The trees themselves should look fresh. The trees will be small and seldom more than 3ft high. They should be watered and cared for, as you would any house plant. After Christmas they can be planted out, with a good chance of success, or left to grow on in their pot. But in this case, it is much better to re-pot the tree in a larger container, although it’s seldom possible to re-pot trees in this way for more than one season. Cut trees Root-balled trees These that have been carefully prepared so that they can be dug up with minimal disturbance to the earth round the root system. Earth is retained by wrapping the roots in sacking or similar material.

The roots should be kept damp and the trees, having had the sacking removed, should be potted in moist earth. These trees should remain fresh, retain their needles, and have a reasonable chance of survival if planted out after Christmas. Trees with bare roots These have been extracted with their roots. This is usually only possible with the smaller trees. The small roots break off and no soil comes with the larger root system. They should be freshly harvested, and it is best to soak the roots in water before potting the tree in moist earth. And make sure the earth is kept moist. These trees will last longer if they are kept away from direct heat when they are brought indoors. There is a slight chance that these trees will survive if planted out after Christmas, but keep watering well.

Ideal RHS Xmas gifts for all THE ever-thoughtful Royal Horticulture Society has compiled a list of online Christmas gifts for gardeners of all ages, expertise and interests. All four RHS Gardens - at Wisley, Rosemoor, Hyde Hall and Harlow Carr - have Christmas shopping events, for present ideas and inspiration away from the crowds. Plants for Pollinators - Mini Wildflower Meadow This easy-to-sow Mini Wildflower Meadow creates the perfect habitat for pollinating insects, containing as it does a wide selection of UK native wild flowers. Cost: £5.99 (7.4 euros) RHS Gift membership This includes free days out at more than 80 gardens across the UK, discounted tickets to RHS Flower Shows, and monthly magazine subscription to The Garden. Cost: £51 (63.1 euros) RHS Flower Show tickets Treat someone to one of the prestigious RHS Flower Shows. Next year, the Chelsea

Flower Show celebrates 100 years in the grounds of the Royal Hospital. Cost: Check RHS website for all 2013 shows and ticket prices Eucalyptus growhouse Keep seedlings and plants warm over winter and spring (in the UK) with this stylish two-tier growhouse.

Cost: £199.99 (242 euros) RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (Exclusive Preview Evening) Tickets to a glorious summer garden party, filled with horticultural delights, music and fireworks.

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Cost: Public £63 (75.4 euros); RHS members £53 (63.4 euros) RHS Latin for Gardeners Become a better informed gardener with this beautifully illustrated publication; RHS Latin for Gardeners unlocks the mysteries of botanical Latin by helping readers understand pronunciation

and origin. Cost: £12.99 (14.6 euros) Gardener’s Barrier Cream This double-action cream protects the hands from ingrained dirt in the garden, and moisturises them as well. Cost: £8.99 (10.18 euros)

Cast-iron hose tidy A Victorian style hose-holder keeps hoses tidy and knotfree. Made from cast iron. Cost: £24.99 (29 euros) RHS Prints High-quality prints available to buy online and delivered straight to your door. There’s currently a 10% discount on all RHS Prints (orders until 31st Dec). Cost: Browse the collection for prices Traditional stainless-steel hand tool-set A lovely, traditional toolset which contains a stainless-steel hand trowel,

transplanting trowel and hand fork. Cost: £25.99 (29.2 euros) RHS Shop From RHS calendars and diaries, to Christmas cards and wrapping paper, why not browse their carefullyselected collection and prepare to celebrate in style? Cost: Browse the on-line shop Set of 6 Hooker’s mugs Six coffee mugs featuring the illustrations of William Hooker (1779-1832). Cost: £37.50 (44.90 euros) Gold Leaf gardening gloves

Designed for those winter days (in the UK), with a thermal lining to keep your hands warm. Cost: £21.99 (26.5 euros) RHS Plants The RHS Plant Shop has a wide range of plants and products for handy gardening must-haves, and decorative items such as doormats and sundials. Cost: Browse the shop Rootgrow This is essential if you want to get the best out of your soil. Benefits include natural vigour, better root systems and the ability to overcome re-planting problems. Cost: Check the RHS website

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CARL PATTISON

from Robot, Los Cristianos answers your hair questions

Be jewelled, and party on! DURING this month’s party season, it wouldn’t be right not to add to your party a few extra little details. Hair accessories are still big news, and you can’t get away from the fact that even the major celebs are rocking this look. To me, an up-do isn’t complete without some sort of matching detail to add that extra sparkle to your outfit. Even if you aren’t wearing your hair up, there are many different ways to give your style that little more pizzazz, and hair-bands look great on swept-back hair left down. Try to match the jewellery with your hair accessory because clashing is rarely a good look. So, if you’re wearing your best diamantes, then tie this in with your hair bling. The simplest up-do can be really set off with a small statement piece in your hair, and these don’t even have to be expensive. A few euros spent on an expensive-looking piece will look a million dollars in your hair. As I usually explain to my clients, if you are going to use some hair ornaments, try to place then to one side of your hair because central has a little look of “bridesmaid”. You want to look chic, and not as though you’re go-

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ing to a wedding. If you are going to look around for something to complement your outfit, then try to go for something more vintagelooking rather than modern. Too blingy can look cheap rather than chic. And if you are going for diamante, try to find something that’s not too large as this can look too showy. Small and discrete always works well. Also, you need to remember that if you have darker hair, pick a brighter item, or else it will disappear into your hair.

It’s the same if you are blonde because diamante works well, as do darker stones. But anything whiter in blonde hair won’t show up. If you can’t find what you want to put in your hair, or simply don’t want the expense, then maybe you can adopt this tip. I’ve often used earrings placed in the hair, and they look just as good, and, depending on the shape, do necklaces. Anything to add that sparkle to your party style!

Brits spend a Billion on looking good for their Christmas bash

IN these austere times the in the mood to party hard hairstyle. When asked which traditional Christmas of- this festive season as we celebrity hairstyle women fice party is making a come have seen a significant rise would want to recreate back this festive season in room bookings in our themselves this party with 75% of UK bosses host- city centre hotels for end of season, findings revealed ing an all expenses paid-for week bookings. Key party Girls Aloud and fashion icon event for their workforce, locations include: Edinburgh, Cheryl Cole topped the poll according to research. Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, for her full bodied barnet. In contrast, last year less Birmingham, Cardiff and Second place was awarded than half (23%) of companies London. By stopping over, to Kate Middleton for her rewarded their workforce revellers can party hard and voluminous ultra glamorous with a yuletide celebration not worry about getting hairstyle and TV presenter and in 2010, 38% of bosses home and most importantly Holly Willoughby famous held a work’s Christmas bash. get some much needed shut for her big bouncy blow-dry The findings have been eye before starting work won third position. revealed in a new workers again.” In response to these study by the hotel chain Interestingly for women, findings and to ensure Travelodge with more than having their hair styled is female customers have a 2,000 British good big hair day workers surveyed · 49% of British workers will be splashing everyday, Travelodge to ascertain the out over a billion pounds in order to look has introduced an trends for this good for their works Christmas party. innovative rotating year’s Christmas hairdryer brush · On average adults will be forking out office party season. which can create big GBP 73.80 on new clothing, accessories, Key findings voluminous bouncy from the report hair-do’s and beauty treatments such hair like Cheryl Cole’s, as manicures and fake tans in order to revealed with the Kate Middleton’s and Christmas office impress fellow colleagues. Holly Willoughby’s party being back · One in 10 men reported they will get their - at its key UK party in full swing this hotspot locations. hair done especially for their Christmas year following five The study also party and 15% are opting for a fake tan in years of recession revealed as a result Britain, 53% order to look good. of another hard year, of workers are party fever is going preparing to party like never far more important than to peak in the lead up to before in reward of surviving purchasing a new outfit Christmas. So much so, that one of the hardest years of for their Christmas do. An hung-over Britons will cost their working career. Over a astounding 82% of females bosses a staggering GBP 740 third of workers (36%) stated reported they feel more million as workers predict they will be getting drunk confident with a sexy hair-do their productivity will halve at their work’s Christmas in contrast to wearing a sexy following their annual festive bash this year because they little black dress. bash. deserve it. The survey also found 42% With 70% of workers set to Shakila Ahmed, Travelodge women rely on a sexy hair- party at least two nights over spokeswoman said: “The do to give them confidence, the next 10 days, employers traditional office Christmas more so than a sexy outfit can expect a day of lost party is a long standing (35%) a fresh manicure (12%) productivity due to their British institution and it and new shoes (7%). workforce spending around is good to see that more Further findings revealed four hours nursing a post companies this year are that 77% say they don’t Christmas party hangover. rewarding their workforce feel like themselves if they Further research findings with an end of year are having a bad hair day. revealed a quarter of celebration. This is a positive Nearly nine out of 10 women employees will pull a ‘sickie’ sign that we are slowly (89%) surveyed stated big, the morning after their coming out of the recession. bouncy and voluminous Christmas works party due to British workers are certainly hair is their preferred sexiest a raging hangover.

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Health & Beauty

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VAL SAINSBURY Keeping her finger on the pulse Email: val.sainsbury@canarianweekly.com DIABETES could cause heart failure and even premature death for 65% of those suffering from the condition. The Diabetes UK charity admitted people were “dying before their time”, while Government Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said although progress was being made, there was an “unacceptable variation in diabetes care” in Britain. The National Diabetes Audit released the figures after studying data concerning almost two million people, and it also found increased risk of other complications, Now in its eighth year, the audit covered around 85% of people in England with diabetes, and about 54% of those in Wales. Researchers compared the rates of a range of complications among people with diabetes with those seen in the same-sized group in the general population. In 2010-11, 45,000 people with the condition had heart

Diabetes has deadly aspect failure (where the heart does not pump blood as effectively as it should), when the expected number was 27,300. The most common reason for heart failure is that the muscle has been damaged, for example, after a heart attack. Heart attacks were 48% more likely - 14,500 people with diabetes suffered this complication in that period - when 9,800 of such cases would have been expected. And people with diabetes were also at a significantlyincreased risk of needing a foot or leg amputation. All the complications studied are recognised as being linked to diabetes and, therefore, more likely to occur in people with the condition. But the researchers believe

better preventative care would reduce cases. Dr Bob Young, of the National Diabetes Information Service, who led work on the audit, said: “If everyone achieved the treatment targets laid down by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), none of the complications would be inevitable. There is substantial scope for improvement.” The audit also estimated people with diabetes had a 40% higher risk of death than the general population 65,700 deaths compared with an expected 47,000. Dr Young added: “Much can be done to reduce these risks if all health-care sectors work together with people who have diabetes.” Barbara Young, chief executive of Diabetes UK,

said: “We hope this report spurs the NHS into action to improve the current situation, in which fewer than half the people with diabetes meet the recommended cholesterol levels - and a significant minority are not even having it measured.” Professor Peter Weissberg, medical director at the British Heart Foundation, said: “It’s essential that, firstly, all people with diabetes are identified and, secondly, that they receive appropriate treatment and advice to help them avoid cardiovascular complications. ”Still more important is the need to prevent diabetes from occurring in the first place by tackling the increasing levels of obesity in our society, particularly in our children.”

Why sex addiction is so easy to come by EXPERTS blame sex addiction in teenagers on easy access to online pornography and a lack of education about the subject. Sex-addiction therapist Paula Hall said almost half of those who suffer with the problem first experienced problems before they turned 16. Her claims come after a survey she conducted in conjunction with the counselling organisation Relate found that 40% of teenagers had used pornography before the age of 12, and 90% felt it was to blame for their addiction. And earlier this year, Keir Starmer, Director of Public Prosecutions and Britain’s top prosecutor, said teenage relationships were becoming more abusive. That, he maintained, was because of the easy access to internet pornography, and he also expressed his concern about the “exposure of young people to all sorts of material”. The research also suggests that factors such as parental separation, single-sex schooling and limited sex education were all

contributing factors. Nearly half of those surveyed had experienced some kind of childhood abuse or assault, indicating this to be a major cause of the condition. Hall’s survey of people with sex addiction, conducted for her new book Understanding and Treating Sex Addiction, looked at the age most people started, what factors led them there, whether they sought help - and the consequences of their addictions. She defines sex addiction in its simplest terms as “a pattern of out-of-control sexual behaviour that causes problems in someone’s life”. The survey also highlights the contrasts between male and female attitudes about sex addiction. Substantially more men seek help than women, with 57% seeking

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professional help, and just 38% of women. In 80% of women, “affirmation and feeling wanted” was the biggest “reward” for their sexual behaviour, But for men, “excitement was the biggest reward. The results also indicated the damaging consequences of sex addictions, with 65% of those questioned struggling with low self-esteem, and almost half experiencing mental-health problems. Nearly half had lost a partner because of their behaviour, and a quarter said it had affected their sexual functioning. When asked what the biggest influence was on their sex addiction, “easy access” and “lack of education” were both cited as more significant

than “negative” childhood experiences. Watching pornography was also identified as being the most common result of addiction. Hall added: “The reality of the Western world today is that ‘opportunity’ is everywhere and people, with or without a background of trauma and/or attachment difficulties, can now indulge their sexual desires and run the risk of becoming addicted.”

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Planning ahead COOKING for family and friends at this time of year instils some of us with dread; but with a little careful thought and planning, festive food can be stress free. We’ve put together a few dishes that you can prepare and cook and freeze. Soup Home-made soup is ideal for freezing, the secret is to cool it quickly, store in rigid containers. To serve put it straight from freezer to pan, you may need to adjust the seasoning. Fish Fish cakes and fish goujons can all be made ahead of time and quickly put together on the day for your starter. Chicken/Turkey All raw poultry needs to be thoroughly unthawed before cooking. Do not stuff the bird before freezing. Because of the risk of freezer burn, it must be well packaged and as much air as possible excluded.

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Pigs in blankets Wrap a rasher of streaky bacon around fresh sausages and then you can freeze. Sage and onion stuffing Homemade stuffing made from 175g breadcrumbs, 10 ml sage, seasoning, 50g butter, ½ kg onions and one small egg can be frozen in a plastic bag for a timesaver, thawed at room temperature then cooked. Cranberry sauce If you can get hold of the cranberries can be made by tour own fair hands, frozen and then re-heated straight from the freezer.

Vegetables Blanche vegetables such as Brussels, carrots, cauliflower and open freeze. Store in plastic bags to serve plunge into boiling water for approximately 5 minutes. Dessert Homemade cheesecake, profiteroles, ice cream and even chocolate mousse can all be made in advance. Why not try –Easy Mince Pies? 500g short-crust pastry

200g mincemeat 300ml double cream 2tbsp brandy Cupcake tin Cook at 200 degrees Celsius Pre heat the oven Roll out the pastry Cut 12 rounds and place them into the tin Divide mincemeat between pastry, cover with foil to prevent burning Bake until pastry is cooked Leave to cool When ready to serve whip cream and brandy together and spoon on top Time saving items to freeze ahead Bread and rolls freeze well and easily. Garlic bread, make your own by slicing a loaf and inserting the garlic butter. Cover in foil and seal in a freezer bag. Breadcrumbs Cheese – grate hard cheese and freeze in usable portions Cream that contains 40% or more fat will freeze Croutons, homemade can be frozen down ready for your soup. Pastry can be frozen Sweet or savoury sauces can be made ahead and stored in handy portions Smoked salmon freezes well, so buy when you see it on offer Long life milk will also freeze so you have no excuse for running out

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Hobbit fever

A number of weeks ago we publicised the fact that Hobbit characters were being used in an airline safety announcement. Now, far from being an ‘Unexpected Journey’, the latest Hobbit film has helped drive an increase in flight searches to New Zealand this December, reveals leading travel search site Skyscanner. It’s no flight of fantasy; this December, worldwide searches to New Zealand are up 102% compared with December 2011.

Furthermore, Hobbit fever has caused a surge in searches to the country’s capital, Wellington, increasing by 117% compared with the same period last year. Officially renamed the Middle of Middle Earth for the film’s premiere, Wellington’s airport features a 12m sculpture of Gollum, while, in the city centre, Tolkien fans will find a 40ft statue of Gandalf and Middle-earth dollars in circulation. For aspiring elves or hairytoed hobbits, flights to New Zealand this month currently start at £934 from London Heathrow.

Travel news in brief Belfast to Birmingham EasyJet has added a second Sunday flight departing at 13.25 from Belfast International and 14.50 from Birmingham, from 31st March 2013. Flights are now on sale at www.easyJet. com with fares from £22.99, one way including taxes. The service only began in October of this year and already has flown 14,000 passengers on the route. Clowning around There’s still time to get your Christmas fix, by visiting a Christmas market. In Hamburg, in front of the town hall, is one of the most beautiful markets, with an added attraction of being designed by the famous German Roncalli’s Circus. Stocking up, up and away for Christmas An estimated 30,000 people will fly with British Airways on Christmas Day alone, the airline is stocking extra gifts for its busiest shopping month on board. This includes the launch of an exclusive charity donation card, created by Turner Prize nominated artist Tracey Emin. Last minute Christmas shopping is not just resigned to the high street – research found that nearly a third (32 per cent) of people would consider buying their Christmas gifts on board flights. While a further 17 per cent of those travelling will forget to pack a present accidentally leaving it at home, with the hard-done by brother-in-law being the person we are most likely to forget! Peter O’Shea, British Airways onboard retail executive said: “December is our busiest month for on board shopping. Customers like to chose from our carefully selected gifts and benefit from a wide range of travel exclusives and tax-free purchases. Many also like the convenience of buying on board, as it means less to carry in their luggage.” Monarch Airlines launches TV ad Monarch launched its second TV advertising campaign on the 26th November, in the South-East, encouraging customers to ‘dust off their suitcases’ whilst highlighting their new ski routes for the winter season and the growing number of city breaks now available. The advert increases awareness of Monarch Airlines’ product offering and its new scheduled services to the ski destinations of Friedrichshafen, Grenoble and Munich from where more than 100 ski resorts can be reached. The increasing number of city break routes the airline offers including the new ski destinations plus Venice, Rome and Barcelona are also highlighted.

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easyJet partners Paradores group EASYJET has announced a strategic partnership with Spanish hotel chain, Paradores de Turismo de España. It’s the first collaboration of its kind for the hotel group, all of the Paradores, a collection of 94 uniquely individual properties, will now be available to book as air-inclusive short breaks and holidays via the easyJet Holidays website. Located across mainland Spain and the Canary Islands, the Paradores offer a unique and authentic take on tourism. Spanning the many diverse regions and landscapes that Spain has to offer, no two Paradores are the same; ranging from mountainside estates to coastal retreats, many in buildings of historic significance, others sleek and contemporary, they offer year-round opportunities for a stylish and quintessentially Spanish getaway. The Paradores experience

offers a sense of place like few others; visitors have the opportunity to enjoy an in-depth appreciation of the country and the region they are visiting through its culture and cuisine, in chic, stylish surroundings. easyJet carries 13 million passengers to Spain each year; with 19 Spanish routes from 11 airports across the UK. The partnership will showcase a truly authentic side of Spain to those passengers, giving unprecedented access to an almost unlimited treasure trove of travel experiences. An array of cultural routes, wine trails, spa retreats, golf courses, sparkling beaches and nature reserves, as well as breaks at some of Spain’s landmark cities and lesser known historic towns will all be conveniently available. From June 2013, the airline will also be adding the Gatwick to Santiago route to its Spanish network, allowing convenient access to Santiago de Compostela, which is generally regarded as the most prestigious

Paradores in the portfolio. This means that almost all the Paradores are close to, or within comfortable driving distance of, an easyJet gateway airport. easyJet Holidays’ existing partnership with car hire company, Europcar, means that the Paradores can be easily booked as part of a tour or simply as a point-topoint short break. For those who don’t wish to hire a car, transfers are also available. Paul Simmons, easyJet UK Director, said of the partnership: “We are extremely excited to be the first airline to bring Paradores to our customers via this partnership. It further strengthens our presence in Spain and is a part of a strategic decision which we’ve actively made to offer even more choice via a well-respected and sought after hospitality brand that is synonymous with Spain. “The unique characteristics and breadth of variety presented by Spain’s Paradores, fit well with the easyJet philosophy

of enabling passengers to make individual travel choices that suit their needs, easily and affordably.” Commenting on the alliance, Ángeles Alarcó, president of Pardores de Turismo said, “We are very excited to establish this partnership with easyJet, who are such a significant generator of visitors to Spain, and to facilitate easy access from the UK to our many properties. There is a perfect synergy between the Paradores and easyJet with both offering a quality product with consistency to a broad demographic market and an accessible price point; we are confident that the partnership will enable more travellers from the UK to discover our unique taste of Spain”. Bookings for Paradores can be made through the easyJet Holidays website at easyjet.com/holidays. The packages will initially be available exclusively to easyJet Holidays customers in the UK, with plans to roll out the concept to other European markets in 2013.

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ON THE ROAD WITH JAV Behind the Wheel

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Honda hybrid is buzzing IT would take a real hawkeye to distinguish the new Honda CR-Z hybrid from the old one. But once behind the wheel, things get clearer. That’s because it feels faster and the Sport+ button adds some excitement. The hybrid didn’t exactly set the world on fire when it was launched in 2010. The petrol-electric powertrain was, and still is, a novelty for a sports car. But the smart-looking coupe just didn’t feel as though it was fun - or even fast enough to compete. Now, though, Honda have ironed out the Honda flaws with a subtle facelift, featuring tweaks to the styling and the mechanics, and it has a certain buzz. The visual updates are hard to spot. The grille is subtly different, with a new mesh, while the air intakes either side of the front bumper are now larger. At the back is a carefullyredesigned diffuser. And there are two new colours to choose from - Energetic Yellow and Aurora Violet! Interior changes are limited, with revised door panels freeing up a little extra space in the bins, and there’s also

a new S+ button on the steering wheel. And as for the powertrain, there’s a new lithium-ion battery pack, updated motor and tweaked engine, which add up to more power, up - by 9bhp to 135bhp. The steering wheelmounted button works in a similar way to an F1-style KERS system. You simply press it to get an extra boost from

the electric motor for up to 10 seconds. True, it does provide a noticeable difference in the car’s acceleration, but you still won’t be pinned back in your seat. But if it’s not quite up to McLaren’s standards, it’s still enough to give you a buzz! Economy and CO2 emissions are unaffected

by the mechanical changes, although as the GT now rides on 17-inch alloys instead of 16-inch wheels, it returns 54.3mpg and emits 122g/ km, compared with the prefacelift car’s 56.5mpg and 117g/km. The Honda drives in much the same way as before, with a comfortable ride and impressive refinement.

It has plenty of grip through corners, thanks to the suspension system, which uses a combination of MacPherson front struts with lightweight forged, aluminum lower control arms and a torsion-beam rear suspension. Using struts in front makes more room available for crash reinforcement, and the rear torsion beam’s compact size

helps maximise cargo space. Honda engineers have tuned these components to give the CR-Z responsive handling and a decisively funto-drive character. At the same time, the suspension is exceptionally compliant, even over rough roads. All CR-Z models feature Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with traction control.

Kia sow seeds for an almighty GT surge! KIA, the go-ahead Korean car-maker, whose motto is The Power to Surprise, are planning to do just that in mid2013. They will be releasing a completely new range of an entire GT brand after their Cee’d GT debuts at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The three and five-door warm hatchback will be the first in a wave of GT models from the Korean company. The Pro cee’d GT, as shown in this official picture of the mean-looking machine, is certainly a head-turner, with

many new features, including unique paint colours, special upholstery, Recaro sports

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seats, bodywork stickers, exhaust pipes, LED lamp clusters, 18-inch alloy wheels

and special body parts. And if the car is a hit, the models will be available

individually to drivers of standard Cee’d models soon after. A spokesman confirmed: “The UK will get some very distinctive trim and equipment with the GT, and if it’s successful we will offer the look as a ‘kit’ for other models. “We’re also considering a diesel version, and we’ve been approached by the US about a tuned-up version of the Forte.” There are also plans for further GT models, including a tuned-up diesel and eventually an even hotter petrol version than the 201bhp 1.6-litre Pro_cee’d GT. The new GT models will be powered by a new 201bhp 1.6-litre GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection) petrol engine.

It will be equipped with a twin-scroll turbo-charger and strengthened internal components. And the engine in both new GT models will be mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, enabling them to reach 0-62 mph in 7.9 seconds. To stand out from the rest of the cee’d range, the Kia Pro cee’d GT and Cee’d GT models will incorporate unique visual and under the skin features including new grilles, lamp clusters, deeper bumpers, 18-inch alloy wheels, red brake calipers, Recaro sports seats, alloy pedals and bespoke materials. The chassis and suspension are also updated to match the more powerful engine.

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Peacocks put Potters in a flap IT has been a tough first season in the top flight for Puerto Colon-based team The Peacocks. The chaps had a rough start as early defeats by Hammers C, Gaffers A and Phoenix Potters dented their confidence. But they laid one of the ghosts to rest with a fine 7-5 win in Los Abrigos. Phoenix Potters have been solid at home this season, but The Peacocks joined Hammers A in coming away with all three points. And with winnable matches coming up, they will be confident of moving up the table. Phoenix pub-mates Knights had a night to forget as they were turned over at Tenerife Hammers C. In a strange match, they were 2-0 down early on, only to rally and take

the next three frames. Baker and Sean got the Hammers lads back in front only for Harry to beat Ken to level at 4-4. The Bubble-blowers are use to tight matches and they ground out the next three frames to move to 30 points and a great return before Christmas. Dreamers are into the top half of the table after bagging their third straight win. Toscales A were their latest prey, with Tommy and Mark both sealing hat-tricks. Palms A returned to form, swotting Terrace B aside 8-4 despite Graham becoming Jean’s latest victim. And Terrace Bar A are back in the win column. They also came through 8-4 against La Cana, despite James losing all three rubbers. It’s all getting rather tight in Division Two. Well, behind

Match Report By Geoff Huxtable GAFFERS B starlet Jack, mentored by captain Neil, is turning into a fine young player. The 14-year-old, who has recently moved from ‘19s’ to ‘20s’, hit his first 180 in the league last Friday. However, this came during a 6-2 defeat against third-place Chipeque, who had Bryn checking out on 132. The other five Division 2 matches were all easy-looking wins, all finishing 7-1! Leaders Bar 180 C won at Palms B,

and Emerald Lounge emerged victorious at Phoenix Flames. There were giant-killing wins for Bar Plaza Rebels and Amistad 2, while La Cana Lancers hammered Sundowners 2. A few Division 1 teams also enjoyed some thumping scorelines, and none more so than Sundowners 1. Their whitewash win over

La Central Cozy Wanderers Phoenix Bar

PREMIER LEAGUE TABLE

Table DIVISION 1 TABLE 1 Xtreme Sports Bar 2 Bar 180 A 3 The Pub 4 Cozy Wanderers 5 Target Army 6 Phoenix Bar 7 La Central

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P W 17 15 16 10 18 6 16 7 17 6 18 4 18 2

RESULTS Palms Bar A Phoenix Potters Tenerife Hammers C Terrace Bar A Toscales A

8-4 5-7 7-5 8-4 3-9

D L F 1 1 97 2 4 74 5 7 68 1 8 61 2 9 63 4 10 57 5 11 60

Terrace Bar B The Peacocks A Phoenix Knights Bar La Cana Dreamers Bar

LEAGUE TABLE

Table 1 Gaffers A 2 Tenerife Hammers A 3 Phoenix Potters 4 Tenerife Hammers C 5 Palms Bar A 6 Dreamers Bar 7 Phoenix Knights 8 Toscales A 9 Terrace Bar A 10 Inn The Pink A 11 The Peacocks A 12 Terrace Bar B 13 Bar La Cana

Ryan's Bar, formerly The Square, suffered a setback at home to new boys Hoppys. The newbies have started amazingly well and were delighted with the 7-5 win. Picasso’s are going the

P W D L F 16 14 2 0 132 17 14 1 2 133 17 9 5 3 117 18 9 3 6 104 18 9 2 7 114 18 8 3 7 110 17 8 2 7 109 18 7 3 8 107 17 5 5 7 100 17 4 4 9 96 18 4 4 10 95 17 2 3 12 74 18 1 1 16 65

A 60 71 87 112 102 106 95 109 104 108 121 130 151

+- PTS 72 44 62 43 30 32 -8 30 12 29 4 27 14 26 -2 24 -4 20 -12 16 -26 16 -56 9 -86 4

right way. Their 9-3 win at Treehouse B keeps their fine run going. Tenerife Pool Tables played well in defeat last week, and they kept the form up as they beat Toscales B 8-4.

DIVISION 2 RESULTS Next Door Ryan's Bar Tenerife Pool Tables The Bluebell Treehouse B James Place

DIVISION 1

Marilyns at home included a 104 and a 75 finish on the bull for a certain Harry Booze in his singles. That was before Mr. Smirnoff turned up! Dennis hit a maximum during a 7-1 success for Gaffers A over Vikings, and young Becks hit his first 180 of the season for Bar 180 B as his team beat

A +- PTS 39 58 46 54 20 32 76 -8 23 67 -6 22 73 -10 20 87 -30 16 84 -24 11

the Bytes. Ourplace Playboys’ ninth consecutive win came at home against Naughty Nautas, while stablemates The Naturals walloped Scruffy Macs 7-1. Roods’ 5-3 win on the trebles leg came at the expense of Summerland, and Target Titans got their first three-pointer in

DIVISION 1 RESULTS

8-4 5-7 8-4 6-6 3-9 5-7

The Treehouse A Hoppys Bar Toscales B Exiles B Picasso's Gaffers B

LEAGUE TABLE

Table P 1 Next Door 19 2 Exiles A 16 3 The Treehouse A 17 4 James Place 17 5 The Bluebell 18 6 Ryan's Bar 19 7 Picasso's 19 8 Palms Bar B 18 9 Inn The Pink B 17 10 Exiles B 17 11 Gaffers B 18 12 Tenerife Pool Tables 18 13 Mountain Rangers 17 14 Full Monty A 17 15 Treehouse B 18 16 Hoppys Bar 4 17 Toscales B 18 18 Free Team 18 19 New Team 17

W D L F 17 1 1 161 11 4 1 127 12 1 4 129 11 3 3 123 11 2 5 131 10 4 5 140 10 3 6 119 10 2 6 125 9 3 5 108 7 5 5 111 7 1 10 115 5 4 9 98 6 0 11 95 5 1 11 93 4 2 12 102 4 0 0 41 4 0 14 84 0 0 18 25 0 0 17 5

A 67 65 75 81 85 88 109 91 96 93 101 118 109 111 114 7 132 191 199

+- PTS 94 52 62 37 54 37 42 36 46 35 52 34 10 33 34 32 12 30 18 26 14 22 -20 19 -14 18 -18 16 -12 14 34 12 -48 12 -166 0 -194 0

2-6 3-5 7-1 6-2 5-3 8-0 1-7

Bar 180 B Target Titans Scruffy Macs Naughty Nautas Summerland Hopefulls Marilyns Gaffers A

DIVISION 1 TABLE

Table 1 Palms Sports Bar A 2 Ourplace Naturals 3 Ourplace Playboys 4 Gaffers A 5 Rood 6 Target Titans 7 Sundowners 8 Scruffy Macs 9 Vikings Ensecan 10 Summerland Hopefulls 11 Bar 180 B 12 Barracuda Bytes 13 Cozy Warriors 14 Naughty Nautas 15 Marilyns

six matches as they squeaked past Cozy Warriors. Xtreme Sports Bar’s Premier League clash with Phoenix Bar included two maximums for that slip of a lad, Ian. In the 6-2 home win, Paul (Prince of Darkness) Mason put in a fine performance for the visitors to come back from two legs

down to beat Tim. Elsewhere, La Central pushed Target Army all the way, only to lose the trebles and the match. Tonight (Friday) sees a break from league action as teams do battle in the ever-popular John Lowe Team Handicap Cup competitions. Good luck to you all.

DIVISION 2 RESULTS

Barracuda Bytes Cozy Warriors Ourplace Naturals Ourplace Playboys Rood Sundowners Vikings Ensecan

PREMIER LEAGUE RESULTS 5-3 8-0 6-2

eight. James Place are struggling. They lost for the second straight week, this time 7-5 at home to Gaffers B, and need a change of luck. They welcome Kevin into the fold from this week and he will make a difference. The Bluebell are up to fifth following their with draw Exiles B while

Young Jack’s getting the knack!

Darts League Tables Target Army The Pub Xtreme Sports Bar

runaway leaders Next Door that is! They faced secondplace Treehouse A on Tuesday but with Steve H and Ian gathering six frames, they were always in control. The 8-4 win sees them 15 points clear at the top. There is a real bunfight behind them, with just five points separating second and

Bar Amistad 2 Bar Plaza Rebels Gaffers B La Caña Lancers La Central Chicas Palms Sports Bar B Phoenix Flames

7-1 7-1 2-6 7-1 P-P 1-7 1-7

Barracuda Hunters Ourplace Playgirls Chipeque Pool Bar Sundowners 2 Bar Amistad 1 Bar 180 C Emerald Lounge

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

W 20 17 12 12 11 10 9 8 7 7 6 5 2 3 1

D 0 2 3 2 5 4 5 5 4 2 4 1 4 1 4

L 0 2 5 7 4 5 6 8 10 11 11 15 14 16 16

F 132 127 90 97 91 85 83 84 71 63 68 63 60 58 52

A 28 41 70 71 69 67 77 84 97 97 100 105 100 102 116

+- PTS 104 60 86 53 20 39 26 38 22 38 18 34 6 32 0 29 -26 25 -34 23 -32 22 -42 16 -40 10 -44 10 -64 7

Table 1 Bar 180 C 2 Emerald Lounge 3 Chipeque Pool Bar 4 Gaffers B 5 La Caña Lancers 6 Bar Amistad 1 7 Barracuda Hunters 8 La Central B 9 Palms Sports Bar B 10 Ourplace Playgirls 11 Sundowners 2 12 Trap Door 13 Bar Plaza Rebels 14 Phoenix Flames 15 Bar Amistad 2

P 21 20 20 22 21 18 20 19 21 21 20 20 21 20 20

W 17 17 15 11 10 8 7 7 6 6 7 6 3 2 2

D 3 2 2 6 7 4 5 4 6 5 2 4 2 2 2

L 1 1 3 5 4 6 8 8 9 10 11 10 16 16 16

F 122 117 111 103 100 78 76 78 74 77 63 77 67 45 28

A 46 43 49 73 68 66 84 74 94 91 97 83 101 115 132

+- PTS 76 54 74 53 62 47 30 39 32 37 12 28 -8 26 4 25 -20 24 -14 23 -34 23 -6 22 -34 11 -70 8 -104 8

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Fuenlabrada 2 CD Tenerife 0 CD Marino 1 Zamora 1 THIS was CD Tenerife’s worst display of the season, and they are out of form at a pivotal moment. The warning signs have been there, and this debacle makes it back-to-back away defeats, with just one win in six matches. Make no mistake, this was no fluke or freak result. Tenerife were lucky to get 0, and a better side than Fuenlabrada would have scored four or five. The hosts are fourth in the table and on paper they are a good side. They are not, though. Real

The bubble has burst

Aviles, a tiny side with a fan base who go to matches in a taxi, are top of the table. They are not a good side, either. I’ll be surprised if either of them make the play-offs! Tenerife are a decent outfit, with a squad more than capable of getting out of this Mickey Mouse league. They have a fine manager as well, but something is not right at the moment. If I could put my finger on it, I’d be rich. Your guess is as good as mine. Maybe Cristo Martin’s petulance a few weeks ago was not a one-off case. Maybe the players are just having a dip at the same

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kopping it. It’s the first time since week two that Tenerife have not been top, and some Chicken Littles were calling for the manager to be sacked. The good old Canarian attitudes die hard. The boss is not the problem, and maybe a win on Sunday against Sanse will cure all the ills. Tenerife need a centreback, a play-making midfielder and proper competition for Aridane, who needs a kick up the backside. He is a laid-back character at the best of times, but now that he’s the league’s top scorer, he is playing like his job is done. I’d drop him this weekend if it were down to me. At the back, Bruno and Amado are not good enough, while David Medina’s worrying habit of falling asleep is getting worse. With Pablo Sicilia not reversing his decision to retire, Tenerife need a stopper. And fast. In midfield, Victor Bravo is so out of favour, I have more chance of playing. Yeray needs time to learn the role, but it’s time Tenerife don't have, while youngster Abel is even wetter than Yeray. Director of football Quique Medina hinted this week that reinforcements are on the way, saying: “We are still on a financial knife-edge, so we will see what we can do. “But there would be one, maybe two new players - but no more. We would have to move a few out to get some in.” Hardly Redknapp-esq! The local media have been banding a few names around, but there does seem to be

some legs to both possibilities. Jorge Luque, now 31, would be an easy signing to make. The veteran midfielder is a free agent after being released by Elche. He has spent most of his career in the top two divisions and would be a solid signing. He was part of the Xerez side who went up to La Liga with Tenerife in 2009, and he had good spells with Cordoba and Alicante. Luque is said to be keen to play here, and is good mates with Luismi Loro. But Tenerife are not the only show in town, so he may cost a few extra quid. The second option is a little out of left field, but not impossible. Albert Puigdollers, a former Barca youth player, has spent most of his career at this level. He had decent stints at Sabadell, Badalona and Gava

and, at the minute, is playing for Cowdenbeath in the Scottish First Division. He is on a month-by-month deal and is only now starting to get his match fitness and form back. Puigdollers has started the last four games for the “Blue Brazil” and is the sort of player we need. Again, he is in demand, but it would be a decent fit. Interestingly, youngster Omar Rodriguez has been training with the first-team squad this week. He turned 20 only two weeks ago and is being groomed for the new year. This would surely mean the end of Jeremy’s disastrous spell and free up a senior squad space. Fringe players, and those not even close to being good enough, Ayose and Germain, are also set to leave, while Abel could be loaned to CD Marino.

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