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Finally! Primark opens and 50 Shades shoots!

TWO massivelyhyped events are finally here, and the ladies will have big smiles on their faces this week.

The long-awaited Primark store finally opens in Santa Cruz on Thursday (27th Feb) and, over the weekend, the 50 Shades of Grey movie will be filming in El Medano. The Primark opening has been a year in the making, but the doors will open to the public at 11am. The Centro Comercial Meridiano, in the centre of Santa Cruz, is expecting a large crowd for the opening ceremony, which will be attended by Breege O’Donoghue, director of Primark, and Jose Luis Martínez de Larramendi, CEO of Primark Iberia. Santa Cruz Mayor Jose Bermudez and Cabildo President Carlos Alonso are expected to be among a number of VIPs who will also witness the cutting of the ribbon. The new store has over 3,000sq.ft of shop floor on two levels, manned by more than 130 employees.

While the reality of Primark in Tenerife has excited shoppers, there have, predictably, been some grumblings. Sections of the Island’s commercial sector have expressed concern about the arrival of the low-cost clothes chain. Some have claimed that the shop will be a “diversion” from the other Commercial Centre shops. Moujir Abbas, secretary general of the Federation of Urban Areas of Canarias (FAUCA), said: “We are working hard to enhance the historical district of Santa Cruz, but this is diverting customers and

could harm the downtown areas.” Tenerife’s Primark shop will be the Irish company’s 39th in Spain, and staff are getting into the Carnival spirit. They will be giving away 25-euro vouchers to the first 50 customers who appear in fancy dress. Well, once they have made a purchase! Primark was originally called Penney’s and started out in Ireland, opening its first shop in Dublin in June 1969. Within the year, four more stores appeared in and around the Dublin area. By 1971, it had opened its first non-Dublin

store in Cork and in that year, 11 more stores had opened up across Ireland. Northern Ireland swiftly followed, and by 1973 there were 17 shops in Great Britain. Over the next 10 years, the number of shops increased in both the UK and Ireland, with a total of 22 stores in the UK and the same number in Ireland. From 1984 to 1994, the brand began to purchase Woolworth stores and, by the end of 1994, the group had 66 branches. Following the acquisition of the BHS group in 1995, the brand became more known on

the high street. By 1999, the group had acquired stores from the Co-op and a year later saw the demise of C & A in the UK. Some of the empty premises were snapped up by Primark, taking its chain up to a total of 108 stores. It was one of the great success stories of all, but the company had more expansion in mind, opening Spain’s initial Primark in Madrid in May 2006 the first Primark was opened in Madrid. Another store followed in Murcia that same year, and the brand has since blossomed all over Europe. There are now stores in the Netherlands, Portugal, Germany and Belgium. The first Canary Islands’ store arrived in Gran Canaria in 2010, and there are now two shops there. Whilst Santa Cruz can expect a shopping frenzy this week, there will be a different kind of crowd in Los Abrigos, straining to get a glimpse of the latest Hollywood blockbuster to film on these shores. The cast and crew of Fifty Shades of Grey

will be shooting the ‘Honeymoon’ scenes at Playa de la Tejita in El Medano. Actors Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson will portray Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in the erotic telling of the best selling book. There have been rumors in America that Dakota Johnson’s real-life boyfriend is extremely jealous over the actress’s lovemaking scenes with Jamie Dornan in the film. The filming team will be in Tenerife for four days shooting the romantic rendezvous scenes, before production moves to Madrid. This weekend’s shooting is the latest location shoot on our islands from major Hollywood studios. The Clash of the Titans and sequel Wrath of the Titans has opened the way for more and more location work. Recently Ron Howard filmed In the Heart of the Sea featuring Thor star Chris Hemsworth in La Gomera while Ridley Scott’s upcoming epic movie Exodus, starring Christian Bale, were also filmed across the water.


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Walk for Life chief honoured by Adeje B R I G I T T E GYPEN, who has organised the annual cancer charity fund-raiser Walk for Life, throughout its 10-year span, is to be honoured with Adeje Council’s 2014 Abinque prize.

It is given in recognition of a woman (or women) for her work in promoting equal opportunities and enhancing the life of Adeje people. Adeje Mayor Jose José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga said: “After consideration, the commission has awarded this prize to Brigitte and her team for their humanitarian work, and the assistance they offer to women who have breast cancer, and their families.” The Mayor added: “It is important to continue to support solidarity initiatives such as the Walk for Life, which has become a movement that attracts more people to participate each year. “This project is a true example of a social reality that exists here in the South of Tenerife, where people of many different backgrounds live together, and which underlines our commitment to fight the problem of breast cancer.” Brigitte said: “I am absolutely delighted to receive the Abinque prize.

“It is an honour, because it will be of great help to all those who work to make the Walk for Life a reality.” She added: “Every year, we make a bigger effort and are stronger and more motivated to continue, fundamentally, because we put our heart and soul into the event. “And, as you now know, thousands of people join us every year. “The Walk for Life began as a personal project. I wanted to create an event to raise awareness among people about the importance of early detection of breast cancer, which was considered a taboo subject in the past. “For that reason, I involved my family, my friends and acquaintances, all of whom were happy to support the cause.” Each year, the Walk for Life sends all the monies raised to the Amate and Spanish Cancer Association. The funds go towards helping to treat women resident in South Tenerife who are suffering from breast cancer. These organisations care for and help those persons suffering from the disease, and their families. During 10 wonderfullycolourful years of Walk for Life, the organisers and charities have been able to offer psychological help, all kinds of assessments, residential options for patients who have to travel long distances for chemotherapy treatments, help

such as free wigs, makeup workshops, transport to hospitals, etc. And last year, despite these austere times, the 18,000-plus euros collected proved to be a record-breaker. Brigitte has pledged continue to “walk for life” for as long as she can, because, as she says, “there are always things that can be improved”. The Abinque prize will

be awarded during a dinner celebrating International Women’s Day on 8th March in the Costa Adeje Tourism Development Centre (CDTCA). And, for the second successive year, men are also welcome. As the Mayor has said: “We want to advance equality, eliminate barriers that separate men and women - and share moments of celebration.

“We recognise that this is a day to commemorate the advances already made by women in equality of opportunities. “But we also need to remember that there is still work to be done to achieve real and effective equality. With that in mind, we invite everyone to take part.” People interested in tickets for the dinner

should contact Adeje’s Department of Equality in the town’s Cultural Centre. The Abinque prize, created in 2004, has recognised the work of a number of individuals and collectives, including the Association of Women Managers, the Union of Saharan Women, Orbelinda Pérez Médina, Ana Oneida Borges Medina, Amada Trujillo Bencomo, Visiting Nurses, Rosa María Medina García, Adeje’s tomato and banana packers, the Limpiezas Domínguez SL cleaning company and employees and, last year, Maria Isabel Fernández González and her team at the Niño de Adeje crèche. The prize itself, always crafted by the Asociación San Juan, is a sculpture made with natural materials such as wood, wax and natural pigments. The name Abinque honours the Roque Abinque, which is a natural monument to the richness, beauty and history of the borough of Adeje. Mayor Jose José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga said: “With this honour, we work to recognise and value the work of so many women who, on a daily basis, are an example to the rest of the world. “Thanks to them, today we have the energy to continue to fight for equal rights. All of them deserve a lasting recognition, which perpetuates their example and memory.”

New Armed Forces chief sworn in LIEUTENANT General Pedro Agustín Galán is the new Chief General of the Canary Islands Command. The event took place at the Palace of the General Captaincy of the Canary Islands in Santa Cruz, where Galán took the oath, appointed by Royal Decree 84/2014 at the proposal of the

Ministry of Defence. In his speech, Galán spoke about what he is expected to do, saying: “That which we who work in the Military have done all our lives; work with full dedication to the best service for Spain and the Spanish through the Army.” He added: “As a principal responsibility, I

see the preparation of soldiers, units and commanders which are necessary to continue the current operating structure of the Armed Forces.” With regard to the way he will carry out his duties, Galán quoted General Antonio Gutiérrez, whose army defeated Lord Nelson in 1797.

General Gutiérrez, as read from texts by General Emilio Abad Ripol (who last year published a book about the defence of Santa Cruz), made particular reference to creating a force which “ensures the main moral and professional standards for military service conform to the ideas and

orders of the General. “Everything from their ability to make decisions, to become the one who adheres to orders, carrying out the most accurate and timely enforcement of the ordinances, and fulfilling orders from above with the same determination and accuracy, and carrying this

discipline through life.” Later in the Santa Cruz ceremony, General Jaime Domínguez Buj, the Army’s Chief of Staff, thanked the authorities for their presence. VIPs included Canarian Government President Paulino Rivero and Santa Cruz Mayor José Manuel Bermudez.


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Ring road and schools to cost a mighty 500m IT will cost about 500 million euros to complete the Island ring road and build 15 new schools.

That’s the prediction of José Luis Delgado, Tenerife’s Minister for Roads and Landscapes, who says the investment would, potentially, create 1,500 jobs directly, and a further 2,200 indirectly. Priority would be given to completing the ring road section between El Tanque and Santiago del Teide, followed by the 15 schools. Funding would be sought from the Canary Island Government and Tenerife Cabildo, as well as private companies, which, Delgado

believes, is the “only way forward” for the pending projects.

The Minister, accompanied by Chamber of Commerce Vice-Presi-

dent Hoel Pérez Rein, was addressing over 100 entrepreneurs at

a co-operation day for the “Public and Private Partnership for the Promotion of Infrastructure”. It featured 15 speakers, including senior officials from the Development Ministry, plus representatives of major banking institutions BBVA and Caixabank. Leading consultancy firms Price Waterhouse Coopers and Corporación5 were also there. Delgado, not for the first time, criticised the Development Ministry for refusing to invest in roads, particularly when residents contribute, via taxes, towards their upkeep. His sentiments were supported by Hoel, who said public investment had plummeted since the start of the reces-

sion. He also stressed that the infrastructure was a strategic asset an investment which would boost the economy. Delgado hopes to open doors for collaboration between public and corporate entities, and feel that a public/private partnership is the way forward. He emphasised the need for global action, which would include construction, maintenance, renovation and renewal, together with operations’ management for publiclyowned infrastructure. He also hopes to secure the co-operation of companies with experience in the sector, particularly those with the equipment and credentials to meet the challenges ahead.

Soria backs oil search JOSÉ Manuel Soria, Spain’s Minister for Industry, Energy and Tourism, is defending the proposed search for oil off the Canaries’ coast. He believes the benefit to the Islands’ economy and job creation is “very important”. Gran Canaria-born Soria, former Cabildo President there, and once Mayor of Las Palmas, is supporting the proposal, which seeks to carry out surveys off the coast of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. In response to a question in Parliament, Soria said that the Canaries’ jobless total sat at 35%, and that anything to boost job creation should be welcomed. He added that as twothirds of the Islands’ economy depended on tourism, the figure of 35% unemployed tied in with his reasoning that the Canaries currently have “tourism and nothing else”. He also called for support to promote the research and exploration,

while remaining sympathetic to the environment. Soria stressed that no surveys were to take place within 60 kilometres of the Canary Islands’ coasts, nor the coast of Morocco. Also, surveys will be confined to an area sitting on an imaginary line separating Spanish and Moroccan waters. The Minister said the preliminary studies

indicated that oil in the area could reduce Spain’s imports of crude by around 10%. The proposal has been met with much local opposition, particularly by those who fear that drilling will affect tourism and the environment. However, Soria believes that an oil industry will bring improvements to ports, and, in turn, tourism.


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Miles of smiles from the Junior Carnaval Queen A M AN D A Sánchez Suárez is Tenerife’s junior Carnaval Queen, chosen from 21 entrants … and she’s lovely!

The eight-year-old has hardly stopped smiling since being crowned on Sunday night in Santa Cruz. Amanda, representing the Carricitos Cultural Association, did not expect to win, and she said it was “mad” when she heard her name called out. Ángel Ramos designed her costume (or “fanta-

sy” as they are known), which was called “Item 13, Page”, and personifies Amanda as the teacher in a school for witches, trying to teach the class to fly. It took him several months to complete, and Amanda “helped a little” by attaching glitter on to the stars. Despite the economic crisis, every effort went into making the contestants’ costumes as spectacular as possible. Ramos said the standard was “extraordinarily high,” and given financial constraints, he added, all the designers had to “sharpen their

wits” to make the best of what they had. Amanda said it was great fun taking part,

Alonso’s unhealthy delay IT is fair to say there is little love lost between Carlos Alonso and Paulino Rivero.

The Tenerife Cabildo President told a radio broadcast this week that he has been frustrated in his efforts to tie down a meeting with the Canary Islands President. Alonso is urgently seeking a meeting with Rivero and Canaries’ Minister of Health Bridget Mendoza, as well as Social Welfare Minister Inés Rojas. He wants to discuss the status of health in Tenerife, and how the implementation of a new A&E system in the hospitals can be speed-

They are known as ninis (“Ni estudian, ni trabajan” - they don’t study, they don’t work). The situation has been alarming for some time, and the Canarian ninis now top the national

on Gala Election day. As for Amanda, life will not be returning to normality for some time. She will take part in the spectacular Carnaval Parade, through the streets of Santa Cruz, on Tuesday, 4th March, and then at local celebrations all over the Island. Meanwhile, Agatha Montesdeoca Mendez has been crowned Carnaval Queen of the Elders, also in Santa Cruz. She was elected in front of a 2,300-plus audience after a threehour extravaganza in the Santa Cruz Fairground.

Adeje’s animal adoption deal ADEJE Council has signed an agreement with two animal protections agencies regarding adoption of abandoned animals.

ed up. Alonso said: “Every time I ask him (Rivero), in various media outlets, questions on a topic as sensitive as the health of the people of Tenerife, I get nothing. “I’ve always wanted to sit down with the Government of the Canary

Islands and see how we can solve this problem and quickly. “But the truth is that after seeing some of his ‘statements’, you just run out of patience.” Let’s hope the men can get around the table at some stage this year!

Canarian ‘do-nothings’ top the Spanish ratings NEARLY 30% of Canary Island youngsters aged between 19 and 24 did not study or work last year.

and when asked if she would make an appearance at the adult gala on Wednesday (26th

Feb), she replied shyly: “maybe”. Ángel has spent many years dressing junior Carnaval Queen candidates, as far back as when the contest was held in the Santa Cruz bullring. This was his third title, following success in 2007 and 2008 - and when his candidates did not win, they finished either second, or became a Maid of Honour (Dama de Honor). But Ángel has not been tempted to design the huge costumes associated with the main Carnaval Queen competition, despite having helped other designers

list of do-nothings. The data comes from the Ministry of Education, and places the Canaries almost seven points over the 22.8%national average. There are more young men out of work and not studying than young women, and they are more at risk of becoming “long-term” unemployed. Some, 27.9% of women are ninis, compared

with 31% of men. This gap has been attributed to improved standards of education, as well as more educational opportunities for young women, and it has been evident for the last few years. The level of education attained also has an impact on the ninis; 36% of those who did not work or study in 2013 did not complete secondary education.

It will be working hand in hand with MADAT, the Dogs’ Welfare Trust and vet Nahum García del Río, to rehome animals cared for at the Adeje Animal Refuge. The associations will take preference when it comes to adopting those from the centre who have stayed beyond the normal legal limit, with no financial benefit to either side. Municipal Services Councillor Gonzalo Delgado Díaz, says: “We have been working on this for some time, and we have met all the animal protection agencies who showed an interest to speed up and assist the adoption of animals, mostly dogs, who have been abandoned. “From the Council’s point of view, these agencies can help to promote the adoptions.” Under the agreement

MADAT (Friends of Animals in Tenerife), will take all the dogs who can be adopted, and who have passed the municipal by-law’s 20-day limit at the centre, so that owners may reclaim them. The by-law states that once that period has passed, the Council is allowed to seek a new owner for the animal, or pass it on to an animal protection agency. The Dogs Welfare Trust will meet the costs of the vet, who is also a part of the agreement. He will include a health report, check for worms and carry out any other treatment required by the animals,

such as vaccinations and micro-chipping. The agreement will last for a year and will be overseen by a committee comprising representatives from each of the involved associations and the Council. An abandoned animal is one not wearing identification, whose owner is unknown to the authorities and is not registered on the census. The Council identifies the animal if it has a micro-chip and lets the owner know he or she has 10 days to collect the animal. Once this period has passed, the Council and the protection agencies named in this agreement may offer the dog for adoption.


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Rajoy in the Foreign chair

SPANISH Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy met with the Foreign Policy Council on Monday for what was probably his most important meeting of the year so far. The FPC supports and advises the PM of its

foreign affairs policy and there was plenty to cover. Rajoy chaired the meeting at Madrid’s Moncloa Palace, and also in attendance were Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría, along with

his senior ministers. They reviewed various issues affecting international current affairs, and the 2014 Spain Action Plan was also discussed, together with various legislative initiatives on foreign affairs policy.

Favourite baby names are Valeria and Hugo FORGET Amelia and Harry, the top baby names in the Canaries in 2012 were Valeria and Hugo.

For the second year running, Valeria has topped the list of mostpopular baby names for girls born in the Canary Islands, notching up 193 instances. Lucía, Daniela, Paula and Carla were also in the picture. For the boys, Hugo was followed by Diego, Daniel and Pablo, according to data supplied by the Canary Islands’ Statistics Institute (ISTAC). Regarding names with roots steeped in Canary Islands history, there were several instances of girls being named Gara and Haridian. And for boys, Aday, Airam and Nauzet were the most popular. By islands, the most popular names in Lanzarote were Lucía, Alejandro, Daniel and Hugo. Sara, Daniela and Daniel topped the list in Fuerteventura. Valeria, Hugo and Pablo were most popular in Gran

Canaria, and Valeria and Hugo in Tenerife. In La Gomera, Lucía was chosen most often for the girl’s name, and for boys, and it was a tie between Álvaro, Andrés, Darniel, Erik and Irome. In La Palma, Valeria and Gabriel led the pack, and in El Hierro, Nerea was the most popular girl’s name, along with Cesar and Hugo for boys. And now for the rather tragic history of the most popular aboriginal girl’s name. Gara was the name of a La Gomera girl, who fell in love with Jonay, son of the king of Adeje. Every year, the noblemen of Tenerife were invited to parties in La Gomera, and Gara and

Jonay fell in love. But their love was forbidden because of their opposing religious beliefs. One night, Jonay took to the treacherous sea and swam to La Gomera to be reunited with his love. He and Gara escaped together to the highest peak on the island, but, pursued by their families, they committed suicide by flinging themselves on to a sharp cedar branch, impaling them in a mortal embrace. Gara (princess of water) and Jonay (prince of fire) gave their names to the highest peak on La Gomera, as well as the National Park. Aday was the name given to the strongest Guanche warrior in a group who usually lived away from the rest of the tribe. It means “one who lives below” and is believed to have derived from the Berber name “Uaday”. The Berbers were some of the first settlers in the Canary Islands, and Aday is typical to Tenerife.

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Ashotel’s mighty tourism dreams THE vice-president of Ashotel, Tenerife’s Hotel Association, is making a push to develop tourism in the North.

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Zuckerburg makes an almighty mark! I HAVE all the time in the world for those who want to get on in life. And for those who want to make life better, or simpler or just more fun. It astounds me that people like Bill Gates get such a bad press. This man, in many ways, changed the world. And he’s donated billions of dollars to charity. Ditto Mark Zuckerburg. Last week it was revealed that he had raised a billion dollars for charity. Yet he is hated. Maybe it’s the haircut? What I do know is that he’s as a sharp as tack. This week’s deal, which saw him snap up WhatsApp was mind-boggling. He paid $19 billion (more than 11bn quid) for a company which has never earned a penny. But Zuckerburg has just secured Facebook’s future. The internet’s short history has already shown us how quickly the top dogs can be swallowed up. Websites have given way to Apps, which are now set to be taken over by the next big thing. And yet trusty old “boring” Facebook trundles along. The

owners missed a trick, a gap in the market if you will, a few years ago, and WhatsApp have scooped the bounty. Like Twitter, Facebook do a messenger system, but not the same way. And the key to the WhatsApp success was keeping it simple. And free. I’m sure Zuckerberg looked long and hard into how he could do a Facebook rival, and I’m sure it can be done from scratch, for less than $19billion. But why start at the beginning? In an instant, he guarantees Facebook’s future and sends the Grim Reaper over to Skype towers. But he’s not the only smart cookie here. Jan Koum and Brian Acton are now overnight billionaires. In 2009 they were living on the breadline. But a good idea is a good idea. With ambition, drive, smarts and a goal, we can all achieve our dreams. We just need to have that one great idea.

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Gabriel Wolgeschaffen is mainly targeting Santa Cruz and La Laguna and hopes his ideas will be taken seriously, because, he says, development will aid the economy’s recovery. “Not all tourists want sun and sand when on holiday,” he adds. “Santa Cruz and La Laguna “offer a different, yet complementary option to the stereotypical Tenerife holiday.” Ashotel’s internal figures suggest Wol-

geschaffen may be on to something because hotel occupancy in the metropolitan area for the Christmas period registered 82.03% - up 45% on 2012. Winter is still a peak time for overseas visi-

tors, and that is why Wolgeschaffen has called on the local government in both areas to think seriously about investing in tourism. As he says, it again highlights the positive effect on the economy

of the area if successful campaigns are rolled out. Wolgeschaffen spoke of the difficulties faced by Tenerife in the past few years, not only in employment, but in the performance of tourism in general. “It’s not about filling hotels occasionally,” he said. “We have to continue to invest in the metropolitan area of an Island so well known as a predominantly tourist destination.” Wolgeschaffen also brought up the recent increase in cruise traffic to Santa Cruz. He hopes to use the increased passenger traffic to the area as leverage to persuade the Council to invest further in the future

Budget airlines still flying high

THE Canary Islands last month welcomed 302,841 international passengers on budget airlines.

It added up to a 21.7% rise against the same period last year and put the Islands second on a national level, behind Madrid. Brits again topped the

list of travellers with 40.2% (up 14.1% on January 2013) and German visitors were second (up 16.6% from 16.4%). Overall, the Canaries had 1,007,211 international passengers in January, up 14.1% on 2013, which was also the second-highest rise in the country. Nationally, Spain’s airports handled 3.4 million international pas-

sengers, up 8.3% against January last year. Of these, around 25% flew with budget airlines, while the rest chose the more traditional companies. But both budget and regular airlines had better figures this January - 10.9% and 6.5% respectively. Both types of airlines saw similar occupancy figures: 71.4% for the

budget brigade, as opposed to 70.6% for the traditional companies. Ryanair, EasyJet and Vueling again carried the highest number of low-cost passengers, accounting for 67.9% between them. Of the trio, only EasyJet saw a fall in its figures between January 2013 and last month.

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Real gents happy to pay the dating game HOORAH for the good old-fashioned gentleman and yes, there are plenty still around.

Despite years and years of women making huge strides towards gender equality, most men are still happy to foot the bill on their first date, and continue to do so throughout the relationship. And a new American study reveals that although more than half of women offer to pay, 39% of them secretly hope their partner rejects their offer. The survey, covering 17,000 men and women, found that 84% of men and 58% of women said their partners usually paid when the bill came, even after they had been together for some time. But the developing confusion between male and female gender roles was revealed by nearly 66% of men, who believed women should contribute, compared with 44% of women who felt put out when it was suggested. And although 75% of men felt guilty accepting women’s money, 44% would stop dating a

woman who never paid. Dr David Frederick, an assistant professor in psychology at California’s Chapman University, who led the study, said the findings showed how traditional notions of relationships between men and women were clinging on, despite moves towards equality of the sexes. “The motivation for the study was to understand why some gendered practices are more resistant to change than others,” he said. “For example, the acceptance of women in the workplace versus holding on to traditional notions of chivalry. “Conventional notions of chivalry dictate that on a date, the man pays, whereas egalitarian ideals suggest gender should not determine who pays for the entertainment expenses.” Dr Frederick added: “This research examines the extent to which people embrace or reject these competing notions after nearly 50 years of feminism. “It is known that 80% of marriages today are based on sharing the bread-winner’s burden, so is that role shared prior to marriage and, if so, how early in the

dating process? His team say their results, presented to the American Sociological Association, suggest that the deep-rooted courtship ritual concerning who pays is changing, along with the transformation of the relative material and social power of women and men. Other results showed that as the relationship develops, the couple’s spending roles become more equal. Even if men are paying a larger proportion of expenses, 40% of couples agreed that dating expenses were, at least, partially shared within the first month, while 74% of men and 83% of women reported some sharing of expenses within six months. In some ways the historical idea that the man displays benevolent sexism and dominance as a bread-winner is still alive. Dr Frederick added that young men and women in their twenties were the most likely to endorse the “all people are equal” philosophy. But this is a mass culture phenomenon with the same basic patterns being seen, regardless of daters’ ages, income, or education.

Tourism jobs’ boom NEW jobs in the Canarian tourism sector last month rose by 5.9% against the January 2013 figures. The total, released by the Ministry of Energy, Industry and Tourism on Monday, depicted

the highest increase in new contracts and affiliation to the Social Security system - nearly treble the 2% national average. There are now 120,523 people employed in hostelry or travel agencies throughout the

Canaries, which bodes well for the holiday periods especially. Following the Canaries were Murcia, Andalucia and Valencia, where employment in the tourist industry rose by 4, 3.8 and 3.2% respectively.

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Tragedy cruise ship rusty, claims widow THE widow of a man who died on St Valentine’s Day when a freak wave crashed into a cruise ship claims the vessel was “improperly maintained”.

Helen Swinstead said she told her 85-yearold husband, James, that the windows of the Marco Polo were going to leak before water started pouring in as they sat in a restaurant on deck six. He died before he could be taken to hospital, and a number of the 735 passengers - mainly British - were injured when the wave struck the ship in the English Channel. Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV), which owns the vessel, said it had undergone “stringent and rigorous surveys” and regular inspections. But Mrs Swinstead, from Colchester, Essex, told Sky News: “I said to my husband - because my father used to make paint the windows are going to leak because of the rust. “There was a rusty puddle on the window sill. I think the ship was improperly maintained. “It had come from Madeira, I think, before we got on it in January, and they had bad storms then. “And there’s so much paint on the outside that you probably can’t see the rust. They’d

just slop some more on whenever we got into port.” Christian Verhounig, chief executive of CMV, said the safety of passengers travelling with the company was of “paramount importance”. .He added: “Marco Polo undergoes stringent and rigorous surveys and is inspected regularly including a recent annual dry docking survey and certification,” he said. “It is a purpose-built, deep-sea, ocean-going liner, maintained and serviced in full compliance of strict British and international maritime regulations, and it is efficiently manned by a professional and dedicated crew.” The Marco Polo was travelling through an area of the English Channel known as the Western Approaches when the freak wave struck. The extent of the waves, whipped up by the severe storm which hammered Britain on Friday, was revealed in photos taken from on board the ship as it sailed past France. It was heading back to its home port of Tilbury, Essex, at the end of a 42-night voyage, which had included the Brazilian Amazon and the West Indies. Nektarios Rigas, who uploaded the pictures to Facebook, described the 20-metre waves as “mountains”. A female passenger in

her Seventies was airlifted off the ship, and 14 others were treated for minor injuries.

THE first nudist beach on La Palma was created 30 years ago by Los Llanos Town Hall.

It was in the Las Monjas cove, between Puerto Naos and Charco Verde, and proved to be a huge success. But it was closed in 2011 because of a rockfall risk, and the loss of sand. Now, however, Tazacorte Town Hall has approved a new naturist beach for this summer. It will be sited at the end of the Los Tarajales beach, in El Puerto, covering around 15,000sq.m. It has a large area of sand, created after recent enlargements to the port. Gonzalo Pascual, the councillor responsible for beaches in that district, said: “A practice existing with roots in

Mrs Swinstead described the moment the water burst into the restaurant area

where she sat with her husband. “It was quite dreadful,” she recalled. “I was sitting next to him and this window just came in - and the sea with it. I was … well … we were all very, very wet. “With our insurance, I think I’m entitled to £2,000, which won’t even cover getting him home to Colchester. I think the shipping company should give some sort of compensation.” She added: “He was a lovely husband.” Others disembarking

the 22,000-tonne ship described the scenes on board. Linda Kogan said: “It was horrendous, I’ve never been in storms like it. “The waves were coming up almost over the ship, which was at an angle. Some people reported that drawers were falling apart and the wardrobe doors falling off. “A lady was actually thrown out of bed with the force. We weren’t in the restaurant when the windows broke, but I believe it was really scary.”

La Palma uncovers a new nudist beach

the area, which is increasingly demanded by residents and tourists, will now be available again.” Tazacorte Town Hall has also amended a rule which allowed pets to enjoy the beach when accompanied by their owners. Now, they will be restricted

to the northern half of the beach in Los Guirres. The idea of a new nudist beach is to attract more tourists to the area, known as the Costa Bagañeta, which has more than three kilometres of beach. La Palma intends to

create more beaches which qualify for the prestigious Blue Flag. That tells everyone that a beach meets stringent standards of safety, health, hygiene, accessibility, respect for the environment and water quality, among other criteria.


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PINEWOOD Studios ...opening in Cardiff!

PINEWOOD Studios, the worldrenowned film company, is opening a new studio in Cardiff.

Pinewood Studios Wales will be based at the former Energy Centre building in Wentloog, forming part of the company’s global network. The deal was announced on Monday by the Welsh Government’s First Minister, Carwyn Jones, and Pinewood Shepperton chief executive Ivan Dunleavy. The Welsh Government believes the 180,000 sq.ft complex could generate an estimated £90m for the economy. A jubilant Jones said: “Attracting such an iconic global brand as Pinewood is wonderful news for Wales. “This high-profile investment is of significant economic value to Wales while the partnership between the Welsh government and Pinewood offers a priceless opportunity to promote Wales as a world-class location for film and television production.” Pinewood and Shepperton Studios have created in excess of 1,500 films in over 75 years, including the incredibly successful James Bond franchise and the Carry On series. The news was welcomed by Hollywood star Michael Sheen, from Port Talbot, who described the deal as great news. “This is a logical next step, building upon the huge success of the re-

vitalised Welsh entertainment industry,” he added. “It’s always a precarious business to attempt such a large undertaking, but it points to the confidence, the expertise and the creative spirit of the people of Wales. “And I hope it can help the country come closer to realising its hopes for the future.” Matthew Rhys, star of Brothers and Sisters, from Whitchurch, Cardiff, said it was an opportunity for Welsh talent. “This is more good news for Wales, and recognition of our place on the world stage as a destination for film and television drama production,” he added. “Pinewood is a massive name in film and it’s great that more of the many talented people in Wales will now have a chance to ply their trade at home. “Having a studio like this on their doorstep will also inspire a new generation of actors and film-makers from Wales.” Award-winning production designer Ed Thomas, whose credits include Da Vinci’s Demons, Doctor Who and Torchwood, was in full agreement. “As someone who actively promotes and works in the industry here, I am continually surprised when I meet producers from around the world who still have no idea of our country’s contribution to film and television,” he said. Pauline Burt, Chief Executive of the Film Agency for Wales, said: “A major player like

Pinewood is a great neighbour to have, stimulating inward investment and creating jobs, and we are looking forward to developing opportunities together.” Wales Economy Minister Edwina Hart said her Government would invest up to £30m into projects brought forward by Pinewood. Wales has already established a name for itself in TV and drama production since the official 2012 opening of BBC Cymru Wales’ Roath Lock studios in Cardiff Bay. Programmes such as Casualty, Welsh-language drama Pobol y Cwm and children’s drama Wizards vs Aliens are made there. Rhodri Talfan Davies, director of BBC Cymru Wales, said Pinewood Studios Wales was “terrific news” for television and movie production. “Wales has demonstrated over recent years that we can deliver on the global stage, and this news opens up another exciting new chapter in a remarkable Welsh renaissance,” he added. Pinewood will lease the Cardiff building from the Welsh Government for at least five years. Curiously, it is not the first attempt to create a film studio complex in Wales. In 2008, the multi-million-pound Dragon International Studios in Rhondda Cynon Taf nicknamed Valleywood - was partly mothballed after promising to put Wales at the heart of the UK film industry. Just one film, Ironclad, was shot at the site.

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THE revived Lego craze sweeping the world has even reached David Beckham and The Simpsons.

The animated cartoon characters are getting a plastic makeover in one episode as the Danish company, which dreamed up Lego in the Forties, teams up with family to produce a show from the building blocks. It is entitled Brick Like Me and sees Homer Simpson wake up in Springfield, where everyone and everything is made out of Lego. It will be shown in th US on 4th May. Homer has to figure a way out of his dilemma before he gets stuck in the plastic world forever. The Lego Group first started producing the colourful blocks in 1949 and, even after all these years, it remains one of the most popular toys

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in the world. Earlier this month, legendary rertired footballer Beckham told The Sunday Times Magazine that playing with the blocks calmed him down. And Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond admitted that building Lego models helped him recover from a 300mph jet-car crash, which nearly killed him in 2006. The Simpsons, created by Matt Groening, is the longest-running

animated series in the history of US television, with more than 500 episodes behind it. The series entered its 25th season last year, and the Lego episode will be its 550th show. So far, the season has seen a special Halloween episode directed by Mexican film-maker Guillermo Del Toro, while a future show will cross over with Futurama, another animated series by Groening.

The Simpsons has also been renewed for a 26th season, in which producers have been teasing followers that one long-standing character will die. Lego, meanwhile, has become a hot box-office commodity. Last week’s American release of The Lego Movie, featuring super-heroes and villains in a complete Lego world, raked in $69.1 million (£41,104,670) in its opening weekend.

THE number of longterm, unemployed people in the Canary Islands has risen from 200,300 to 235,080 people in 2013. At 17%, it is one point above the national average, according to a report by employment agency Randstad. The phrase “long-term” refers to those who have been unemployed and looking for work for at least 24 months. In Spain, a total of just over 3.5 million was registered last year, compared with 3.03 million in 2012. The greatest increases were in Asturias, Castilla - La Mancha and Cantabria (averaging +34 %, +29 % and +27% respectively). In contrast, the lowest increases were seen

in the Balearic Islands (+4%: 63,700 more than 2012), La Rioja (+5%: 15,525) and Extremadura (+8%: 95,175). The Canary Islands currently has 940,300 people registered out of work. In Spain, unemployment benefit is calculated according the length of employment prior to being out of work (on which Social Security contributions have been paid, and where the employee has contributed at least 360 days in the previous six years), and the registered salary earned in the 180 days before redundancy. It has a maximum duration of 720 days, after which benefit entitlement stops.


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I’ve murdered at least 23 people in America, boasts 19-year-old girl Coca-Cola

A TEENAGER, charged with her husband of murdering a man they met through Craigslist, claims she has killed at least 22 others across the US.

In a jailhouse interview with a local newspaper in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, 19-year-old Miranda Barbour said she wanted to plead guilty to killing Troy LaFerrara in November. She also said that in the last six years, she had killed all the other people, from Alaska to North Carolina, as part of her involvement in a satanic cult. When asked about the exact number of victims, Barbour said: “When I hit 22, I stopped counting.” The teenager stressed

that she did not want to get out of jail, and that she would kill again if she were released. “I don’t care if people believe me - I just want to get it out,” she told the Daily Item. Sunbury police Chief Steve Mazzeo said investigators had been in contact with the FBI and law enforcement in several states. “From information we gathered and from information gathered from her interview, we

are seriously concerned and have been in contact with the proper authorities,” he added. Attorneys for Barbour and her husband, 22-year-old Elytte Barbour, have not commented on the contents of the interview. The couple’s lawyers have sought psychiatric evaluations for their clients. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Barbour and her husband.

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Barbour told investigators she met Mr LaFerrara after he responded to her advert in the worldwide social media outlet Craigslist, offering companionship for money. Police allege her husband told investigators they committed the crime because they wanted to kill someone together. The couple told police that Miranda Barbour stabbed Mr LaFerrara in the front seat of her car while her husband held a cord around his neck. In her interview, Barbour offered little detail on the murders in which she claimed to have been involved – in Alaska, Texas, North Carolina and California. She said she joined a satanic cult in Alaska when she was 13, before moving to North Carolina.

workers strike UNIONS representing CocaCola workers in the Canaries led a two-day strike this week in protest against the potential dismissal of 1,250 employees.

The company is also proposing to close four Spanish production plants, which could affect 52 workers in the Canaries. But that figure may increase because the company plans to outsource certain services now handled by its staff. Trade unions believe the proposals are unjustified because the company continues to make “huge profits”.

The Islands are already in turmoil regarding unemployment, and the unions believe that Coca-Cola’s decision is “irrational and unacceptable”. A spokesperson said: “It is destroying the jobs of workers, who are being punished by a simple desire to restructure, which, in turn, will generate even more profits for those at the top of the company.” As a show of support, unions have asked Canarian families to stop buying Coca-Cola. On Tuesday, the Coca-Cola Company published its full year and fourth-quarter 2013 reports, which indicated a worldwide annual volume growth of 2%, and a 1% growth in the last quarter alone.


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Fred. Olsen brings ray of Sunshine FRED. OLSEN Cruise Lines and Tenerife Sunshine last month held three joint events to showcase the current season of Canary Islands and West Africa cruises, departing from Santa Cruz.

Fred. Olsen’s 929-guest ship Braemar has been based in the Port since November and will remain there until 3rd May. The events, which proved to be a huge success on every occasion, were a great opportunity for past and present customers of local Tenerife-based travel company Tenerife Sunshine, to get to know Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and the exciting cruise itineraries on offer. Kate Wooldridge, Fred. Olsen’s International Sales Manager delivered a presentation on the company’s background, from its beginnings as a Norwegian-based shipping company to the present-day operations

as a global cruise line. Kate also gave attendees detailed information on the fantastic destinations, which include Lanzarote, Cape Verdes, Senegal and the Gambia. In addition, guests were informed about the exciting new 30-night “Amazon River and Beaches of the Caribbean” cruise - an exclusive sailing for Tenerife Sunshine - on board the cruise line’s slightly smaller ship Boudicca. This fantastic cruise, which departs from Santa Cruz on 27th March, takes in three Amazon ports Santarem, Manaus and Parintins, as well as six Caribbean islands. Prices start from 2,299 euros per person. The three events attracted over 160 guests, to The Bistro in the Winter Gardens, Golf del Sur; the Highland Paddy, Los Gigantes, and Manhattans, in Los Cristianos. They learnt about Fred. Olsen’s fleet of four cruise ships - Black Watch, Braemar, Boudicca and Balmoral which are ideally suited

to the traditional British cruise guest. With everything on board priced in pounds sterling, there is a definite “home-from-home” feel throughout the fleet. Guests were given a copy of the new brochure and a DVD, which showcases the style and ambience of the vessels. It also gave them the opportunity to view the public areas onboard, and the high standard of accommodation available - which ranges from inside cabins to suites with balconies. All four ships offer a friendly and welcoming

“country house” atmosphere, where friendships are forged with fellow guests and crew alike. Fred. Olsen ships offer a relaxed and informal style of cruising, yet retain those aspects which make a cruise such a “special” form of holiday, such as dressing for the formal dinner evenings. Kate and the Tenerife Sunshine team were on hand to chat to guests and answer any questions they had regarding the cruise line and the array of cruises on offer.

Many guests at the event were so keen that they booked their cruise there and then! Kate said: “Fred. Olsen is delighted to have worked with Tenerife Sunshine to host these three special events, especially after the huge success of previous similar events in July and October last year. “To have the opportunity to meet potential new customers again, and to raise the awareness of the ex-Tenerife cruises on Braemar, is fantastic. “Plus, we are very excited that we have also

been able to tell guests about the exotic “Amazon River and Beaches of the Caribbean” cruise, which really is a holiday of a lifetime.” Kate added: “The Tenerife Sunshine team have surpassed themselves again in organising professional, yet relaxed and fun, events for all, and we are delighted to be working with them as a key trade partner in Tenerife.” Highlights from the new cruise programme include: “Cape Verdes and West Africa” for 14 nights; “Madeira, Morocco and the Canaries” for 11 nights; “Senegal, Gambia and Cape Verdes” for 11 nights, and “Canary Islands and Portugal” for 10 nights. Prices start from 746 euros per person, based on two people sharing an inside twin-bedded cabin - subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply. For more information on the new ex-Tenerife programme, contact Tenerife Sunshine on +34 922 751 867 ext. 1, or email info@tenerife sunshine.com.


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INHERITANCE TAX By Mariano Zunino Siri

THANK YOU to all readers who are sending me enquires. Please keep them coming in and I will reply to them.

This week, I received an email from Mrs Mary Frewin, who wrote: “Can you please tell me what the Inheritance Tax is for Tenerife? My husband and I have lived here for nearly 10 years and we have a villa. I have read in the paper this past week about the Spanish tax. Does this mean that here in Tenerife we have to pay?” I have written many articles in Canarian Weekly connected to Inheritance Tax, and this a good opportunity to refresh some concepts. The answer to your question is Yes. You and your husband have to liquidate and pay Inheritance Tax if you inherit properties in Spain house, villa, monies, vehicles and so on. If you have properties in Spain, your inheritors must pay such tax. The quota to be paid depends on the value of the estate. The tax is due from the date of the death, and the inheritors have six months from that day to liquidate and pay tax. Bear in mind that in many cases, there is no tax payable if the value of the estate is low. But the tax should be liquidated anyway. The rules and rates of the Inheritance Tax (or

Gift tax) are different and depend on the relationship between Grantor and Inheritors (beneficiaries). If there is no relationship, the tax is higher than in the case of relatives. Inheritance Tax is the tax payable on any increase of wealth, obtained by reason of death. Gift tax is charged on the increased wealth, caused by virtue of a gift while the transferor is still living. The inheritance and Gift Tax is levied on the following: *The acquisition of assets and rights by way of succession. Foreign individuals must pay Inheritance Tax in Spain for the Spanish estate only. *Obtaining assets and rights by way of gift. This includes any other gratuitous transfer during Grantor’s lifetime. *Acquisition of revenue

from a life insurance policy, where the contractor party is a different person from the beneficiary. Each beneficiary must individually pay the tax, which must be paid before the beneficiary can sell the decedent’s assets. If the inheritor wants to sell all the assets of the deceased, he) must first pay the Inheritance Tax. In addition, the Grantees (those who acquired an asset by gift) and the beneficiaries of an insurance policy, also have to pay this tax. To calculate the rate of the tax is complicated. Different percentages shall be charged according to an increasing scale, and other circumstances will be taken into account. In fact, every Autonomic Communities has its own rules (different regimes, exemptions, etc). Inheritance and Gift

Tax is progressive, and the rates applicable are determined by the following circumstances: *The value transferred to the beneficiaries *The existing wealth *The beneficiary’s relationship with the deceased The applicable deductions for the relatives, are divided into these groups: Group I: Descendants and adopted individuals under 21 Group II: For descendants, adopted individuals over 2.plus spouses and ascendants Group III: For second or third-degree collateral family (aunts and uncles, for example) and descendants by affinity or ascendants Group IV: For fourthdegree collateral family and other transferees, no reductions shall be applied A progressive rate is

applicable to the net taxable amount to arrive at the gross tax payable. The final amount is the final tax payable (which is called cuota tributaria or deuda tributaria). It is suggested that all legal matters referred to Inheritance and Gift Tax be sent to professionals for advice, guidance and execution. Group I has more tax deductions than Group II, which, at the same time, has more deductions than Group III, and so on. The return of Inheritance Tax and Gift Tax will not affect non-residents as they have been paying such taxes in spite of the exemption (available for residents). The control of the tax belongs to every local or Autonomous Community. In many Communities (i.e. Madrid) there is almost an exemption

to this tax. In the past, Canary Islands Community enjoyed a period of exemption, but the tax was recovered by the Canarian Government in 2008. This means that the tax is back now. There are ways to reduce the impact of the tax, but not all solutions are good. In fact, the solution applied to one case is not necessarily good for another case. It is recommended that you ask for legal advice. It is also advisable for these purposes to make a Spanish Will. I will be back with this item, which seems to be very interesting. Mariano Zunino Siri is a lawyer registered in the Tenerife Bar Association since 1991. Office in Los Cristianos at Edificio Valdes Center Torre “A”, oficina 1, piso 2º. Phone: 922 79 44 12. Email: marianozuninosiri@gmail.com


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It’s so simple, Simon

By Joe Ferguson

EVERYBODY loves the birth of a new baby. From the first test confirming that a new one is on the way and that runup to the big day itself.

Obviously the mother, who can be in labour for days, can have that rest she deserves, but for the father it’s a different matter. We want to shout out to the whole world. Who cares about how much the next mobile bill will be – every one of your friends in your contacts list needs to know. Does not matter if it has been years since you have spoken to quite a few, they need to know. As a new father, it’s your duty to go to the pub and tell complete strangers that you have a new member of the family to feed. And, in turn, it’s the duty of the random people to buy you beer all night! Well, that’s how the normal people like you and I would deal with it. If you’re a celebrity, however, it’s a whole different ball game. So, as you’re the most famous person on the planet (in your mind, at least) forget anyone in the family.

The most important person to you is your PA. Without this person, you wouldn’t even know what’s going on outside of your secluded world. The press release needs sorted out long before the grandparents need to know. Tell the glossy mags of the new child and let them battle it out as to who has the exclusive rights to that first public picture. Nothing goes “kerrching” like a celebrity baby. It’s definitely up there with black slavery! And they have to get their “people” to write that first Tweet. If you do follow celebs on Twitter, do you seriously think they write themselves? Do you? Madness!

And after all the fuss and press for a month, they go and pay a nanny or two, and maybe spend a few minutes every week with their child because they are far too busy trying to get a deal for the next reality show. That’s how celebs spend their time after the birth. You think I’m exaggerating? You just have to open your eyes and look at what’s happening over the new baby of Simon Cowell and the mother called … Oh, what’s her name? Hold on, I’ll get it … I give up! See? It’s the mother’s day, really. But nobody cares, or wants to care, because in everyone’s mind, Simon is famous

and that’s all that matters. It’s the truth, isn’t it? You know it! But you know what surprises me more? The fact that the media and YOU not me - have suddenly forgotten the circumstances surrounding all of this. Simon slept with this woman who, at the time, was married to his best friend! It was the biggest news in the world at the time. But it seems to have been swept under the carpet watching the entertainment shows. The presenters happily show the official picture of Simon, baby … and what’s her name. Congratulating all those concerned.

Maybe it’s just me, but as someone who was cheated on a few years ago, I can’t help but feel for Andrew Silverman. That’s the name of the husband, who must be going through hell at this very minute. A year ago Mr Silverman, Simon and that woman were holidaying all over the place. He’s a billionaire, so the fame thing wouldn’t matter. Simon is a friend. They all get on together. It was only the three of them under the moonlight on a yacht for weeks when they had time. Unknown to Andrew, Simon and the other one started an affair. From what we gather, and it has to be true, the two of them started to steal kisses behind the husband’s back. And then they totally killed trust and proved that they do not have one moral bone in their bodies as they slept together on the same trips while the husband was in the next room. The fall-out was worldwide news. Andrew, rightly so, was angry over the whole sordid situation. Quite a lot called him “bitter”. Nothing wrong with that. He at least shows his emotions. Yes, it was his friend. But the most important thing was the fact that it was his wife. He was reported at the time to say he loved his wife and always would. Nine months down the road and I’m sure nothing’s changed for the

guy. Only now, it must be killing him. Living in America, as he does, he’ll have to put up with every morning, afternoon and tea-time television show reporting on it. Magazine shows in the States last all day. It’s like watching This Morning on a constant loop. Going out for a walk to get away from it will be no good because all the papers and magazines on the newsstands are covering it. Total nightmare for the poor bloke. Looking at the pictures of the baby, yes he’s cute and healthy and, maybe, Simon will be a great father. I say maybe, and I’ve no personal experience of the man, so what do I know? The kid will have a wonderful life, I’m sure. But my thoughts are with a man who’s broken-hearted, and not only because he’s lost his wife. Now he has to put up with looking at her smiling all over the place with her newfound happiness. Of course, you can say he’s a billionaire. But as great as that would be, having all the money in the world does not mend a broken heart. So remember Andrew Silverman, the guy who was cheated on so cruelly by Simon Cowell, who’s famous. Good luck to baby Eric, who we know because of the father. But the woman involved? Not so much.

Bite is worse than its bark

LAST week, plans were put forward in parts of the UK to make it law that you cannot smoke in a car if you have kids with you.

I’m all for it. Why should you put innocent young children through the smell and danger of your cigarettes? Those who don’t understand and, to be honest, are so stupid to have kids and hold a driving licence, were up in arms. Stupid statements like: “Why should

they who pay tax, insurance and own their car, be told what to do?” Would those same people set fire to their house with their kids

in it? Makes you think. But there’s one thing that seems to becoming a habit. Not only in living rooms around the world, but making headlines.

I’m talking about the complete morons who think leaving a newborn baby or young child in a room alone with a dog is okay. How many times have we woken up to the horrific news that a child had been mauled to death by a dog, which has been in the family for years? Too many times. This week another family pet killed a baby, biting the poor thing’s head off! So I’m saying there should be a law, and not only for these idiots to be made aware of the dangers. Like driving a car, tests

should be carried out by examiners for anyone wanting to own a dog. At the end, a test is done and you must pass every question. I’m sick of hearing the same thing by those who don’t have the brains to look after a kid, “Our dog has always been friendly. I don’t understand what happened.” I’ll tell you what happened. You, as always, showed a lack of com-

mon sense. Would you leave your kid with a stranger while you popped out for a minute? So why would you leave them with a dog? And the same people who would oppose a law on this will always say: “We’re turning into a nanny state.” At least a nanny wouldn’t leave a child alone with, for all intents and purposes, what is still a wild animal!

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Saturday 22nd February, ITV1, 19.00 Global superstar Michael Bublé will be joining Ant & Dec live in the studio. The award winning singer songwriter will be lending his distinctive tones in the Guest Announcer Booth and will also be taking part in the End Of The Show Show The only series on TV that says ‘Don’t just watch the ads – win them!’ returns to the our screens with a host of brand new stunts, surprises and shocks for the studio audience and viewers at home. ‘A’ list superstars will also be joining the fun live in the studio, but not even the biggest stars are safe as the Geordie duo lead some of their most ambitious celebrity set-ups. This series sees Ant & Dec attempt some of their most difficult Undercovers to date including tricking close friend and fellow TV host Holly Willoughby on the set of Surprise Surprise. Whilst This Morning’s Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langford are among the stars forced take Ant & Dec’s instruction in a brand new I’m A Celebrity Get Out…of Me Ear! Ashley Roberts will be back to challenge the pair to the ultimate duel in Ant V Dec, and whilst Little Ant and Dec may have already rubbed shoulders with Gerard Butler, Mila Kunis and Bruce Forsyth, this series will see them spring more cheeky questions on their new celebrity chums. One lucky member of the studio audience will also be given the chance to play for the contents of a commercial break in Win the Ads, with spectacular prizes including cars and holidays on offer. Each show will end in spectacular style as some of the world’s biggest and best performers grace the Takeaway stage for a one-off performance that will come with its own unique surprise - you won’t want to miss them! Last series saw Ant & Dec scale a 50ft tower, trick the world’s biggest boyband One Direction with their Undercover guises, join Spelbound for a special one off performance and top the UK charts with ‘Lets Get Ready To Rumble’.


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Friday Friday Frida 06:00............................ Breakfast

06:00 ............. This is BBC Two

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

09:15 .................. Wanted Down Under Revisited

06:20 ..........The Great Interior Design Challenge

08:30...............................Lorraine 09:25........................ The Jeremy Kyle Show

14:15 ......................... Perfection

Architectural historian Tom Dyckhoff presents the series searching for untapped interior design talent, judged by interior designers Sophie Robinson and Daniel Hopwood. The search for Britain’s best amateur interior designers begins with the first of eight heats. Would-be interior designers Sarah, Helen and James take on three large bedrooms in Edwardian homes in the leafy north London district of Muswell Hill. They have 48 hours, £1,000 and the help of a builder to interpret and make real the homeowners’ briefs.

15:00 ............................Escape to the Country

07:20 ........... Torvill and Dean: The Perfect Day

15:45 ...................James Martin: Home Comforts

08:20 ............................. Lifeline

16:30 ............... Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

12:00 ...........Winter Olympics

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

16:30........... Winter Olympics

16:00 ....................Tipping Point

10:00 ................... Homes Under the Hammer 11:00 ....................... The Sheriffs are Coming 11:45.......................... Saints and Scroungers 12:15.................... Bargain Hunt 13:00 ............BBC News at One 13:30 ......... BBC London News 13:45 .............................. Doctors

17:15............................ Pointless 18:00 ........ BBC News at Six 18:30..... BBC London News 19:00............The One Show 19:25 .................. Room 101 19:55 .................Six Nations Rugby Union Wales v France. John Inverdale presents as Wales continue their defence of the Six Nations title they won in 2013 against a France side keen to avenge their poor showing in last year’s tournament. There has been an exodus of Welsh talent to the French Top 14, including Jonathan Davies and Leigh Halfpenny, which has openly frustrated France coach Philippe Saint Andre in his bid to build a world-class squad. His players hope to prove themselves to their country, their clubs and the rest of the northern hemisphere after their 2013 ‘wooden spoon’ disappointment. Studio analysis comes from Jeremy Guscott, Shane Williams and Thomas Castaignede, with commentary by Eddie Butler, Jonathan Davies and Martyn Williams.

22:00........ BBC News at Ten 22:25..... BBC London News 22:35................ The Graham Norton Show 23:25 ..... Pound Shop Wars 23:55 ................. EastEnders Omnibus

08:30 ...........Winter Olympics

The afternoon’s action is introduced by Clare Balding and focuses on short track speedskating, where thrills and spills are guaranteed. Great Britain will be hoping for a medal from Elise Christie in the women’s 1,000m, her favourite event. It is also the final of the men’s 500m, where the fastest men on skates will do battle. Charles Hamelin, who became one of the stars of his home Olympics at Vancouver 2010, will be defending his crown. The opposition will include Viktor Ahn, who won three golds for South Korea at the 2006 Winter Olympics, but who will be representing host nation Russia at these Games. There are also regular updates on the women’s slalom, where the second and final run is being held under the floodlights in the mountain resort of Rosa Khutor. Can teenager Mikaela Shiffrin add the Olympic gold medal to the world title she won in 2013?

10:30 .................... This Morning 11:25 ............................ITV News 11:30 .................... This Morning 12:30 .................. Loose Women 13:30 .............................ITV News and Weather 14:00 .........................Dickinson’s Real Deal David Dickinson and his team of dealers are in Stockport, where David Hakeney’s eyes light up for a bizarre antique lamp, Simon Schneider forecasts a battle over a barometer and Brenda Haller gets a big kick out of a rare 1920s football programme.

17:00 ..........................The Chase 18:00...... ITV News London 18:30............. ITV News and Weather 19:00 ................ Emmerdale 19:30 ..... Coronation Street 20:00 .........Student Nurses: Bedpans and Bandages An observational series which follows student nurses at different stages of their training, revealing the challenges they face both in the classroom and on the wards. In this episode, first year student Kelly gets a reality shock while Aimee starts work on a stroke ward. Meanwhile, father of two TK tries to win the trust of his four-year-old patient.

20:30...... Coronation Street

19:00...... Winter Olympics 20:00 .............Mastermind 20:30 ...... An Island Parish 21:00.........Mock the Week 21:30 ..............................QI 22:00 .............. Alan Davies Apres-Ski 22:30................ Newsnight 23:05 .............Synecdoche, New York

21:00......Edge of Heaven

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22:00................. ITV News at Ten and Weather 22:35 ...........The Americans 23:40 .................. The Chase

W C choice Edge of Heaven ITV1, 21:00 Brand new six-part comedy drama series set in a Margate guesthouse, featuring feisty Judy Taylor-Chatterjee, her husband and chef Tandeep and Judy’s grown-up children - sofa salesman Alfie and his ex-soldier sister Ann-Marie. In the first episode, it is Alfie’s wedding day and he is in for a shocking surprise at the altar. It turns out that his fiancee Carly has had second thoughts, brought on by a randy encounter on her hen night. Single for the first time since he was sixteen, Alfie’s life is about to change forever - unless he can win Carly back.


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ay Friday Friday 21st February 06:15........ Kirstie’s Handmade Treasures 06:25 ...................... Countdown 07:10 ................. Will and Grace 08:00 .............Everybody Loves Raymond 09:30 .................................Frasier 11:00......The Big Bang Theory CW choice 12:00 ..............Channel 4 News 12:05...... Celebrity Come Dine with Me: Ireland 14:40 ...................... Countdown 15:30 ...............Deal or No Deal 16:30 ...... Come Dine with Me 17:00 .........................Coach Trip 17:30 ...............Superstar Dogs: Countdown to Crufts 18:00 ............The Simpsons 18:30 .................. Hollyoaks 19:00 ........ Channel 4 News 20:00....Extreme Dog Styling 21:00.......... 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown 22:00 .............. The Last Leg 22:50.....Brooklyn Nine-Nine 23:20....... The Naked Gun 2

06:00..................... Children’s TV

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

06:15 ......... Coastguard Alaska

06:00........................... Switched

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

07:00 .....You’ve Been Framed!

07:00 ...................... Robin Hood

06:25...................................90210

08:35 .................................. Toby’s Travelling Circus

07:25 .....You’ve Been Framed!

08:00 ........................ Masterchef South Africa

07:10 ......................... Ugly Betty

09:00 ................................The Bill

09:00..................................... Glee

08:30...................... Dinner Date

10:00 ................................The Bill

10:00................ Rude(Ish) Tube

09:30...... The Real Housewives of Atlanta

11:00 ...................... Doctor Who

10:30................ Rude(Ish) Tube

12:00 ............................Babylon5

10:30 ..... The Real Housewives of New Jersey

11:00........................... Charmed

13:00 .......................... Sanctuary

12:00 ... Rules of Engagement

14:00............................... Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

12:30 ...........................Hollyoaks

08:45 ..............................Bananas in Pyjamas 09:00 ........................ Tickety Toc 09:15 ..............The Wright Stuff 11:10 .........Police Interceptors 12:10 .........5 News Lunchtime 12:15 .................... Benidorm ER 13:15 .............Home and Away 13:45 ...................... Neighbours 14:15 .................................... NCIS 15:15 .......... Recipe for Murder 17:00 .......................5 News at 5 17:30 ...................... Neighbours 18:00 ........Home and Away 18:30 ............Newstalk Live

07:45 ........................ The Jeremy Kyle Show USA

11:30 ..................The Millionaire Matchmaker 12:30 ........................Emmerdale 13:30 .....You’ve Been Framed!

15:00................ Fantasy Homes by the Sea

14:00......................... The Jeremy Kyle Show

16:00 ...................... Doctor Who

16:10 ..... The Real Housewives of New Jersey

18:00 ....... The Hairy Bikers’ Food Tour of Britain

17:05 ..................The Millionaire Matchmaker

17:00 ...........................Babylon 5

08:00 ........................... Charmed

13:00.......................... How I Met Your Mother 14:00 .....The Big Bang Theory 15:00 ................ Rude(Ish) Tube 16:00.... Rules of Engagement 17:00...How I Met Your Mother 18:00....The Big Bang Theory 19:00................... Hollyoaks

19:00................. Masterchef South Africa

19:30 .......... How I Met Your Mother

19:00.......................... You’ve Been Framed!

20:00 ................ Traffic Cops

20:00 .......... How I Met Your choice Mother

21:00.......... Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild

20:00... Two and a Half Men

22:00 ................ Cops Uncut

21:00 ......... 2 Fast 2 Furious

22:00 .................Navy Seals

22:30 ................ Cops Uncut

23:10............... Take Me Out

23:00 ................ Traffic Cops

23:00............................ Troy

06:00 ................................. RSPCA Animal Rescue

07:10 .............................Matt and Allegra’s Big Farm

06:00........................ Iconoclasts

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

07:00 ...............Dog the Bounty Hunter

07:00 ..................Downsize Me!

07:35 .............................Matt and Allegra’s Big Farm

08:00....... Star Trek: Enterprise

08:00 ................Modern Family

09:00 ................................. Maury

09:00........................... Futurama

10:00................................. Maury

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

11:00................ Four Weddings

14:00 .................. The Simpsons

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

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

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

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

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

15:00.............. Storage Hunters

16:00... RSPCA Animal Rescue

16:00.......... Lizard Lick Towing

17:00 ....... Emergency Abroad

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

18:00... Nothing to Declare

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

19:00 ...... My Kitchen Rules

19:00........ Storage Hunters

20:00 ................. CSI: Miami 21:00.......... Criminal Minds

06:00 ...................Luton Airport 06:30 ...................Luton Airport

15:30........................... Futurama 16:30.................. The Simpsons 17:30 ................Modern Family 18:30............ The Simpsons 19:00............ The Simpsons 20:00 ..........Modern Family 21:00 ..........................Stella 22:00 ..............Duck Quacks Don’t Echo 23:00 ................ Moone Boy 23:30 ................A League of Their Own

19:00........................ World’s Fastest Train 20:00 ......Ice Road Truckers

08:00 ........Nothing to Declare

22:00........ CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 23:00......................... Bones

18:00 ............... Dinner Date

08:00 .............................Top Gear 10:00.............. Storage Hunters 11:00.......... Lizard Lick Towing 13:00............................. Top Gear

21:00 ......... Motorway Cops

07:00............. Thirtysomething 09:00....................... Blue Bloods 10:00....... Star Trek: Enterprise 11:00................... Stargate SG-1 12:00....................... Blue Bloods 13:00 ..................................House 14:00...................................House 15:00....................... Blue Bloods 16:00 .......Star Trek: Enterprise 17:00 ................... Stargate SG-1

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20:30....The Big Bang Theory 21:00 .............. Role Models

09:00 .....................................FL72 10:00 ............................. Ringside 11:00.............. Barclays Premier League World 11:30 .....................................FL72 12:30 ... Premier League Darts 16:00 .....................................FL72 17:00 ..........Football’s Greatest 18:00 .................Champions League Weekly

18:00 .........................House

18:30................ The Fantasy Football Club

19:00 .........................House

19:30 ........... Rugby League

20:00 ........................... Suits

20:00................ Blue Bloods

21:00 .... Dynamo: Magician Impossible

21:00 ............The Following

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

22:00............... Nurse Jackie

22:00............ Not Going Out

22:35 ....................Mad Men

23:20 ..........Mock the Week

23:35 ....................Mad Men

23:00 ........Barclays Premier League Preview 23:30 .................Champions League Weekly

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The Times They are a Changing. Series following the community on the island of Sark. The final episode covers the delicate position that Sark finds itself in, as it balances its uniquely old-fashioned qualities - the ones the visitors flock to experience against the arrival of the 21st century and all the modern initiatives that brings. Rosie Guille organises a visit from respected artists to capture the beauty of the island and highlight conservation issues, but the arrival of a huge road maintenance machine (the Mericrusher) represents the future, doing a job that road gangs of outof-season fishermen used to do. Methodist lay preacher Karen Le Mouton has dedicated the last three years of her life to the people of Sark but now, on the verge of beginning ordination training, she and her congregation must come to terms with the idea that she may have to leave her beloved Sark.


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Saturday Saturday S 06:00 ............................Breakfast 10:00............................. Saturday Kitchen Live 11:30............... Food and Drink 12:00 ..........................BBC News 12:15 .................Football Focus 13:00 .........................Six Nations Rugby Union 15:30 .........................Six Nations Rugby Union

The Cube ITV1, 18.00 Phillip Schofield is back with The Cube, the game show that tests contestants’ skill, nerve and determination to win. The question is, can anyone beat The Cube this time round for a quarter of a million pounds? A host of new games have been developed for this series to test contestants’ nerves, skills, balance and tenacity. One game involves having to count a number of balls before a smart glass screen obscures the contestants’ view, whilst another asks players to simultaneously open a trap door and throw a ball so that it remains inside. In a special celebrity edition of the show Boxer David Haye tries to intimidate The Cube. While singer and presenter Kian Egan takes some big risks in an attempt to win £250,000 for chairty. But do either of them have what it takes to beat The Cube?

England v Ireland. John Inverdale introduces live coverage of the clash between England and Ireland on the third weekend of the Six Nations championship, with studio analysis from Sir Clive Woodward, Jeremy Guscott and Keith Wood plus commentary by Eddie Butler and Brian Moore. England ground out a 12-6 win on a tricky day for rugby in Dublin last season, and the Red Rose also emerged victorious during their last Six Nations meeting at Twickenham, a 30-9 win in March 2012. With a home World Cup on the horizon next year England have spoken of wanting to make Twickenham a fortress, but legendary Irish centre Brian O’Driscoll will no doubt have other ideas. If he plays in Ireland’s opening two fixtures, O’Driscoll will equal Australian legend George Gregan’s world record of 139 Test appearances at Twickenham in what is his final season as a professional.

17:55 ..........................BBC News 18:15.................... Pointless 19:00.............. The Voice UK Blind Auditions. Emma Willis and Marvin Humes host the final round of blind auditions and the final opportunity for artists to claim the remaining places on the coaches’ respective teams, as the search to find the UK’s next great voice continues. Each of the four coaches must fill the final coveted places on their teams based only on what they hear and their musical intuition. Once they have each chosen the 12 singers for their team, each coach dedicates themselves to developing their artists, sharing the secrets of their success and making their team’s voices the very best they can be as they move into next week’s battle rounds.

20:30 .............. The National Lottery: Who Dares Wins 21:20 .....................Casualty 22:10................... BBC News 22:30 ...... Match of the Day 23:55 ...............The Football League Show

The Jonathan Ross Show ITV1, 21.50 Winter Olympic gold medal winner Lizzy Yarnold, who won Gold in the skeleton, and Jenny Jones who won Bronze in the snow-boarding, will be on The Jonathan Ross Show this week. Jonathan will also be chatting to McBusted, Jack Whitehall and Bradley Walsh. McBusted will be performing.

06:00 ................ The Little Polar Bear 2: The Mysterious Island

06:00............................ Dino Dan

07:15............... The Magic Box

06:45 ............................ Canimals

09:00........... Winter Olympics

06:55 ............................ Canimals

11:30 ........................... Escape to the Country

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

12:00................................. Flog it! Trade Secrets

07:15 ..............Om Nom Stories

12:30 ...........Winter Olympics 16:00 ...........Winter Olympics 16:50 ...................... Final Score 17:05 ...........Winter Olympics 17:35 ...................... Final Score 18:00 ..... Winter Olympics 19:10...... Winter Olympics 20:00 .................. Top Gear Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May demonstrate their love for compact, small-engined cars with a trip to the Ukraine. With Clarkson in a Volkswagen Up, Hammond in a Ford Fiesta and May in a Dacia Sandero the trio zoom around the Crimean Peninsula absorbing some local history, visiting an old Soviet submarine pen and enjoying their manoeuvrable, economical cars to the full. Unfortunately, their carefree time is curtailed when they are challenged to a vast drive, heading north across one of the largest countries in Europe, and they must take any steps necessary to fight the immense boredom of a long car journey. Eventually, the three arrive in Kiev only to receive one final and truly fearsome challenge.

21:00 ......... A Culture Show Special The Lost Portrait of Bonnie Prince Charlie. Having proved in 2009 that the Scottish National Portrait Gallery’s iconic portrait of Bonnie Prince Charlie was not in fact him, art detective Dr Bendor Grosvenor is keen to make amends. He retraces Charles’ journey in the hope of unravelling one of the greatest mysteries in British art, by finding out if a long-lost portrait of the Prince by one of Scotland’s greatest artists, Allan Ramsay, still survives.

22:00 .........................QI XL 22:45....................There Will be Blood

06:25........................ Matt Hatter Chronicles

07:10 ..............Om Nom Stories 07:20 ...................................Sooty 07:30 ........................Scrambled! 07:35 ...................Almost Naked Animals 07:50 ...............Adventure Time 08:30 .................... Horrid Henry 08:50 .................... Horrid Henry 09:05 ................................Bottom Knocker Street 09:25............................ ITV News 09:30 ...................... Dinner Date 10:30.......... Murder, She Wrote 11:30 .............................ITV News and Weather 11:40 ................... The Crocodile Hunter Diaries 12:10........................ The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 13:05................... Casino Royale 15:35 ........ Midsomer Murders 17:35........... ITV News London 18:00...............The Cube

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19:00............. Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway 20:20............... Take Me Out Paddy McGuinness presents the last in the current series of the hilarious dating show in which he introduces 30 single girls to a succession of single guys. Today’s available dates include current reigning Mr Wales Michael Rae from Carmarthen, musical theatre-loving cleaner Jason from Bristol, landscape gardener and semi-pro wrestler David from Glasgow and champagne importer Vincent from London. There is also an update on the couples who enjoyed a date last week on the Isle of Fernando’s.

21:50.........The Jonathan CW Ross Show choice 22:50..................... ITV News 23:05 ...............The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift


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Saturday Saturday 22nd February 06:00 ..................Superscrimpers: Waste Not, Want Not

06:00..................... Children’s TV

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

06:55 .....................Roobarb and Custard Too

07:00................Transworld Sport

07:05 .......Bananas in Pyjamas

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

07:20 .....Make Way for Noddy

09:00 ................Everybody Loves Raymond

07:40................. City of Friends

09:30..................................... Frasier

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

10:35........ The Big Bang Theory 11:30...How I Met Your Mother 12:00...How I Met Your Mother 12:25...................... The Simpsons 13:00...................... The Simpsons 13:30...............Channel 4 Racing 16:10..........Come Dine with Me 16:40..........Come Dine with Me

07:55 ...................Little Princess

08:25 ..........Angelina Ballerina 08:45 ...................... Rupert Bear 09:00 ................ Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom 09:15 ........................Jelly Jamm 09:30 .......................... LazyTown

10:00................................. Access 18:15......Superstar Dogs: W C Countdown to Crufts choice 10:15....... Paul Blart: Mall Cop 12:00................................Sabrina 18:45............Channel 4 News 19:00... The Restoration Man

14:25 ...........Diagnosis Murder

20:00.......... Walking Through History

15:25 ........................... Columbo 17:20 ........................... Columbo

21:00..................Hostages

18:40....... 5 News Weekend

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21:55................Transporter 3

18:45 ........................... NCIS

23:55....................... Cop Land

22:10......... Midnight Bayou

06:00 .....................................Glee 08:00....................... The Fantasy Football Club 09:00 .............Sky Sports Game Changers 10:00 .......................Soccer A.M. 12:00 ...............World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars 13:00 ................. Harrow: A Very British School 14:00 ................................Sinbad 15:00 ...........................Futurama 15:30 ...........................Futurama 16:00 ................Modern Family 16:30 ................Modern Family 19:00 ............The Simpsons 19:30 ............The Simpsons 20:00 ................A League of Their Own 21:00......................... Arrow 22:00 ..................... Volcano

06:00.........Nothing to Declare 06:30 ........Nothing to Declare 07:00............. Motorway Patrol 07:30............. Motorway Patrol 08:00 ..................Downsize Me! 09:00 ..................Downsize Me! 11:00 .. RSPCA Animal Rescue 14:00.............My Kitchen Rules 15:00 ...................The Face USA 16:00 ........Nothing to Declare 16:30 ........Nothing to Declare 17:00 ........Nothing to Declare 17:30 ........Nothing to Declare 18:00 ... Nothing to Declare 18:30... Nothing to Declare 20:00........ CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 21:00................ Elementary 22:00 .........................Bones 23:00..........................Bones

06:00 .........................Beauty and the Geek

06:15......... Total Wipeout USA

06:00 ............................... Switched

07:00 ......... Total Wipeout USA

06:25 ............. Make it or Break it

06:45............ Coronation Street Omnibus

08:00.................................The Bill

07:10 .............................Ugly Betty

09:05........................ Emmerdale Omnibus

09:00 ................................The Bill

07:55 ............................... Charmed

10:00 ................................The Bill

08:55 ......................................... Glee

12:00........................ You’ve Been Framed!

11:00 ................................The Bill

10:00 ..............................How I Met Your Mother

12:30....................... You’ve Been Framed! Kids Special

13:00....................... Traffic Cops

13:30........... The Mighty Ducks 15:40 ................................The Brit Awards 2014 17:55...............The Perfect Man Teenager Holly is fed up with having to move house every time her mother’s relationships break down, so resolves to sort out her mum’s love life problems for good. Cunning Holly conceives a plan to boost her mother’s self-esteem by inventing a secret admirer who inundates her with gifts and notes, but has to resort to increasingly desperate measures to maintain her mum’s happiness.

12:00....................... Traffic Cops 14:00 ...............Motorway Cops 15:00 .......................... My Family 15:40 .......................... My Family 16:20 .......................... My Family 17:00 ....................................... Life 18:00.............................. Life 19:00 ......... Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities 19:30......... Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities

11:00............. The Mindy Project 11:30 ......Rules of Engagement 14:00..............The Mindy Project 14:30.............................. How I Met Your Mother 15:30 ....... The Big Bang Theory 16:30 ....................Rude(Ish) Tube 17:30 ................................How I Me Your Mother 18:00 ......................How I Met Your Mother 18:30....The Big Bang Theory

20:00..................... Dynamo: Magician Impossible

19:30 ......................How I Met Your Mother

21:00 ........... Cars, Cops and Criminals

21:00 .......................Airplane!

23:10 .................... Hannibal

23:00 ....................Stansted: The Inside Story

23:50....The Big Bang Theory

07:00 .......Ray Mears’ Northern Wilderness

06:00........................... Team Sky: Road to Glory

06:00 ................... Football Gold

08:00............................. Top Gear

07:00.............................. Seinfeld

06:30 ............................. Ringside

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

07:30 .............................. Seinfeld

10:00.............. Storage Hunters

08:00 ..............Richard E Grant’s Hotel Secrets

07:30 .............. Barclays Premier League Preview

20:00............Ocean’s Eleven 22:20 ...........Celebrity Juice

11:00.............................. Flip Men 11:30 ............................. Flip Men 12:00 ..........Lizard Lick Towing 13:00 .............................Top Gear 15:00 ..............Storage Hunters 16:00.......... Lizard Lick Towing 17:00 .............................Top Gear 18:00..... Dynamo: Magician Impossible 19:00........ Storage Hunters 19:30........ Storage Hunters 20:00........................... QI XL

09:00 ......... Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

20:00 ........Tomorrow People 22:50 .................... Rude Tube

06:15 ................... Football Gold

08:00 ....................... The Fantasy Football Club 09:00 .............. Game Changers

12:00 ...............Flying Monsters

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

13:30 ..............Making of Flying Monsters

12:00.............................. Football

14:30 .............................. Seinfeld 15:00........................Blue Bloods 18:00 .................... Star Trek: Enterprise 19:00 .................... Star Trek: Enterprise

14:30................. Saturday Night Football: Team Talk 15:00 .................. Gillette Soccer Saturday 17:00 .......Ford Saturday Night Football Live 20:00 .......... Saturday Night Football: Game of the Day

21:00.......... Mock the Week

20:00 ............ David Bailey’s Stardust: Exclusive

21:40 ..........Mock the Week

21:00 ...........True Detective

22:00 .......... Saturday Night Football: Match Choice

23:40........................... QI XL

22:20 .......The Act of Killing

23:30 ........................... FL72

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Superstar Dogs: Countdown to Crufts Channel 4, 18:15

Television presenter and dog-lover John Barrowman taps into the UK’s affection for all things canine. In a game show that sees dogs and their owners from all over the UK competing in a number of challenges, leading to the final spectacular Dogstacle Course, the series promises to be full of sporting drama and entertainment. After weeks of competition the eventual winner will be crowned at Crufts. Today’s three competitors are civil servant Dave and German Shepherd Rex, lettings administrator Kelly and border collie Harry, and retired Denise and Labrador/ Staffordshire bull terrier Batty Nora.

Hostages Channel 4, 21:00

Ellen and Brian decide they won’t be able to escape until they’ve taken Duncan down, so Ellen sneaks away to see a friend of her father’s who has previously helped her to solve severe problems in her life. However, she is unaware that this man has close family ties to Duncan. Archer takes steps to stop an accomplice revealing vital information to the Assistant District Attorney, while Morgan is interviewed by social services.


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

06:00 ............Bachelor Knight

06:00.............................Dino Dan

07:30............................. Match of the Day

07:30 ....................Monty Don’s Italian Gardens

06:10 ............................Dino Dan

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

08:30 ..................... Countryfile

06:25 ........................Matt Hatter Chronicles

09:30 ...........Winter Olympics

06:45............................ Canimals

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

Jonathan Edwards introduces live coverage from Sochi as the final medals of the 2014 Winter Olympics are decided. The four-man bobsleigh reaches its conclusion with the third and fourth runs. American Steve Holcomb is the defending champion but has a poor record outside of his own continent. John Jackson and the GB crew will be hoping to still be in the mix. Paul Dickenson and Colin Bryce are the commentators. The final cross-country skiing medals will also be decided in the men’s 50km mass start. While endurance is obviously key for this discipline, so is a sprint finish, as was evident in Vancouver 2010, when Norway’s Petter Northug chased down Germany’s Axel Teichmann on the final straight in a thrilling end to the competition. And the sporting action of the Winter Olympics ends with the men’s ice hockey. Commentary by Seth Bennett and Brent Pope.

11:00 .............Saturday Kitchen Best Bites 12:15 ....................MOTD2 Extra 13:00 ..........................BBC News 13:15 ....................Bargain Hunt 14:15 ..........The Indian Doctor Comedy drama set in 1960s Wales. Prem, Emlyn and Owen fight for survival and Kamini finally finds a role for herself. At the mine Prem, Emlyn and Owen are trapped deep underground following an unexplained accident. Meanwhile, an unknowing Kamini is left to deal with the patients in the surgery and an Awol Dan. Basil’s continuing drive for new home buyers is reaping great results and even has Ceri seeking his advice on how to deal with Sian, while Robert takes advantage of Emlyn’s absence by taking Megan out for a sentimental journey. Below ground, the trapped men each battle with their demons as their situation takes an even more serious turn until they are left with an impossible choice.

14:30 ...........Winter Olympics 16:00 ...........Winter Olympics

14:55 ..................... Flog it! Trade Secrets 15:30 ............................Escape to the Country

19:00............Hunt v Lauda: F1’s Greatest Racing Rivals 20:00................... Top Gear

21:00 ........ The Musketeers

Motoring magazine. Jeremy Clarkson celebrates the return of the hand-crafted, coachbuilt car with a trip to Italy to drive the achingly beautiful and incredibly rare Alfa Romeobased Touring Disco Volante. Richard Hammond attacks the dunes of Abu Dhabi in a remarkable new six-wheeled Mercedes called the G63 6x6, while James May makes a rare trip to the test track to try out the intriguingly minimalist Caterham 160 and its insanely fast sister, the 620R. Also in the show, comedian Jack Whitehall tries his hand as the star in the Reasonably Priced Car.

22:00 .................. BBC News

21:00 ...........Dragons’ Den

22:15 .... BBC London News

22:00 .............. Alan Davies Apres-Ski

16:15 ....................... Deadly on a Mission: Pole to Pole 16:45................ Songs of Praise 17:20............................. Pointless 18:10................... BBC News 18:25 .... BBC London News 18:30.................. Blandings 19:00 ................ Countryfile 20:00....Call the Midwife

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22:25 ..................... Match of the Day 2 23:35 ..................The Devil’s Double

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22:30 .............Line of Duty 23:30 ..............Of Time and the City

06:55 ............................ Canimals 07:10 ..............Om Nom Stories 07:20 ...................................Sooty 07:30 ........................Scrambled! 07:35 ...................Almost Naked Animals 07:50 .................... Horrid Henry 08:10 .................... Horrid Henry 08:30 .......................... Victorious 09:05 ................................Bottom Knocker Street 09:25 ......... Murder, She Wrote 10:20 .........................Dickinson’s Real Deal 11:20............................. ITV News and Weather 11:30 ..................... Countrywise 11:45 ........................... Inside the National Trust 12:45.......... Evil Under the Sun 15:00 ............. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service 17:50........... ITV News London 18:15........... Dancing on Ice 19:45............ All Star Family Fortunes 20:30........... Dancing on Ice 21:00 ...............Mr Selfridge Selfridge and the store which he founded. Anti-German feeling is running high so Harry arranges a patriotic concert featuring music hall singer Richard Chapman, an old friend of Lady Mae’s. Mae confides in Richard that she feels trapped in her marriage to Loxley - whose conflict with Harry reaches a new peak. Harry decides to help the intelligence services, but is surprised when he has to leave London. Agnes and Victor revisit old territory, and a paranoid Thackeray takes action against Henri - the results of which leave everyone stunned.

22:00............. ITV News and Weather 22:15............. It’ll be Alright on the Night 23:15 ...... Rugby Highlights

The Only Way Is Essex ITV2, 22.00

It’s the most talked about county in Britain, and its residents are back to deliver another high dose of glamour clad drama and scandal as The Only Way Is Essex returns to ITV2 for its eleventh series. In the place where there really is never a dull moment, it’s been an eventful few months for the TOWIE gang, with Dan becoming a father, Billie falling pregnant, Gemma getting engaged, Arg losing weight (again), and Charlie and Ferne... well, you’ll just have to wait and see what’s going on there. Old favourites Sam, Arg and Jess are back, as are new faces Elliot and Lewis – but which TOWIE girl will the rivals be vying for this time round? Will some sexy new arrivals turn their heads? With explosive fall outs, complicated love lives, outrageous fashion attempts and OMG moments galore, in Essex one thing’s always guaranteed – expect the unESSEXpected.


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day Sunday Sunday 23rd February 06:10 ........................ The Hoobs

06:00..................... Children’s TV

06:35......................... The Hoobs

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

07:05 ...............Freesports on 4

08:40....................... Rupert Bear

07:30 ........Garmin Arenacross 08:00..................................Frasier

08:55 ................ Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom

08:25............................ The Taste

09:15 ........................Jelly Jamm

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

09:30........................... LazyTown

12:30 .....The Big Bang Theory

10:00 ...Power Rangers: Super Samurai

13:00 .....The Big Bang Theory 13:30.......................... How I Met Your Mother 13:55 .......................... How I Met Your Mother

10:35 ................Power Rangers: Megaforce 11:00 .................................Access 11:10 .......... The Dog Rescuers

14:25 .................. The Simpsons

11:45........The Hotel Inspector

15:00.................. The Simpsons

12:45............ Ice Road Truckers

15:30......... Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast

13:45.................Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild

16:30............... Deal or No Deal

14:45 ...............................The Kid

17:35.............................The Devil Wears Prada

16:45...... Over Her Dead Body

19:40 ........ Channel 4 News

18:40 ................. The Man in the Iron Mask

20:00 ..................Time Team Special 21:00.............. Bridesmaids 23:25........ Sex and the City

06:00 .........The Hour of Power 07:00......................................Glee 09:00 ................Modern Family 09:30......... The Greek Dancers 10:00 ...............World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars 11:00 ............ WWE Experience 12:00 ................................Sinbad 13:00........................... Futurama 14:00................ Modern Family 16:30 .................. The Simpsons 18:00...................... The East London Girls 18:30 ..........Modern Family 19:30 ..............Duck Quacks Don’t Echo 20:00 ............The Simpsons 20:30 ............The Simpsons 21:00 ............ Hawaii Five-0 22:00...... NCIS: Los Angeles 23:00 ........ An Idiot Abroad

18:35 .......5 News Weekend

06:00 .........................Beauty and the Geek

06:10 ...................... Doctor Who

06:00 .......... Make it or Break it

07:00 ...................... Doctor Who

06:45 ......................... Ugly Betty

06:45 ........................ Emmerdale Omnibus

08:00 .........................Hollywood Treasure

07:35 ........................... Charmed

09:35 ............Coronation Street Omnibus

08:30 .........................Hollywood Treasure

12:05 .....................Take Me Out

09:00 .......Hollywood Treasure

13:35 .... You’ve Been Framed!

12:30 ............................ Revenge

09:30 .......Hollywood Treasure

14:05................. Kangaroo Jack

13:30 ................ Rude(Ish) Tube

10:00 ...................... Doctor Who

14:00 ................ Rude(Ish) Tube

11:00 ...................... Doctor Who

14:30..... The Big Bang Theory

12:00 ...................... Doctor Who

15:00 .......... Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Comedy adventure. Two childhood friends get caught up with the mob in New York and find themselves forced to travel to Australia to deliver 50,000 dollars of dirty money. The trouble really starts when they reach the outback, and a kangaroo bounds away with the cash.

15:50.................... Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway 17:15 ................................. Junior 19:30 ....... Ocean’s Thirteen

13:00 ...................... Doctor Who 14:00 .......................... My Family 16:00 ....................................... Life 17:00........................................ Life 18:00 ......... Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities

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

08:00 .............................Top Gear

07:00 .............Motorway Patrol

09:00 ................... Total Wipeout Australia

06:30 .............................. Seinfeld

07:30 .............Motorway Patrol 08:00 .. RSPCA Animal Rescue

10:00.............. Storage Hunters

07:30.............................. Seinfeld

09:00..... Sports Women Week

11:00 .......................................... QI

08:00 .........Friday Night Lights

09:30 .. RSPCA Animal Rescue

11:35 .......................... Have I Got News for You

09:00 ......................... The British

13:00 ....... Emergency Abroad 14:00 ....... Emergency Abroad 17:00........ Nothing to Declare 18:00.... Nothing to Declare 18:30.... Nothing to Declare 20:00 .............Harley Street 21:00........ Obese: A Year to Save My Life USA 22:00 ...................Ladyboys 23:00 ...............Doll and Em 23:30......... Caribbean Cops

18:00.....Brooklyn Nine-Nine 18:30........................ The Big Bang Theory 20:00............ Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

07:15 .............................Top Gear

12:15 .......................................... QI

17:00...................................... Troy

19:00....The Big Bang Theory

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

12:00 ............My Kitchen Rules

16:00 ....................................... The Tomorrow People

19:00................ Who Do You Think You Are?

22:55 ................. The Matrix Revolutions

11:00 ...................The Face USA

09:55 .......Hollyoaks Omnibus

18:30 ......... Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities

22:00..........The Only Way CW is Essex choice 21:00 ....................Stansted: The Inside Story 23:00 ........................ Utterly Outrageous 22:00 ...............Airport 24/7 Reality TV 23:00 ..............Jackpots and Moments 2013 Jinxes: Lottery Stories

21:00.............. Daybreakers

08:30 .......................... How I Met Your Mother

06:00.................... The Mortified Sessions 07:00 .............................. Seinfeld

10:00......... Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

22:00........................ The Big Bang Theory 22:30 ..... My Mad Fat Diary 23:30 ...................... Rules of Engagement

06:00 .................Saturday Night Football: Match Choice 07:30 .............. Game Changers 08:30 .....................................FL72 09:00 ........................The Sunday Supplement 10:30 .............Goals on Sunday 12:30 .........Ford Super Sunday 15:30 .........Ford Super Sunday

16:00 ..............Storage Hunters

14:00 .........Networks of Power

Norwich City v Tottenham Hotspur. Norwich City take on Tottenham Hotspur at Carrow Road in the Barclays Premier League. Gylfi Sigurdsson inspired Spurs to victory when the teams met earlier in the season.

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

15:00....................... Blue Bloods

18:30 ..................... Football

18:00 ................................QI

17:00....... Star Trek: Enterprise

18:40 ...................Have I Got News for You

18:00.....Star Trek: Enterprise

22:00............. Ford Football Special

19:20 ................................QI

21:00....... Game of Thrones

20:00.....Would I Lie to You?

22:15....... Game of Thrones

20:40.....Would I Lie to You?

23:30....... Game of Thrones

13:00 .............................Top Gear 15:00 ..........Dynamo: Magician Impossible

11:00 ......... Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations 13:00 ...................Urban Secrets

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

Newcastle United v Aston Villa and Norwich City v Tottenham Hotspur. Another chance to catch Sunday’s Barclays Premier League double bill. Newcastle United face Aston Villa at St James’ Park and Norwich City take on Tottenham Hotspur.

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W C choice Call The Midwife BBC1, 20.00

As the midwives set off for their rounds, they get waylaid by Tom, the local curate, and Fred, who are trying to spruce up an old bus outside Nonnatus House. Tom is clearly keen on Trixie and asks if she would like to join him for a day of cricket. She happily accepts and goes back to work with a spring in her step. But, their date is disastrous and she is left feeling disappointed. Patsy appears to be struggling to adapt to the unpredictable and chaotic working life that midwifery brings. She upsets a young mother in the clinic which sees her being taken off midwifery and put on to the district rota. In the course of her work, she forms a bond with a docker, Maurice, and has to work tirelessly to find a diagnosis for his unusual symptoms which in turn reveals more about her own background. Trixie is played by Helen George, Tom by Jack Ashton, Fred by Cliff Parisi, Patsy by Emerald Fennell and Maurice by Neal Barry.


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21st February 2014 - 27th February 2014

Monday Monday Mond 06:00 ............................Breakfast

06:00 ............. This is BBC Two

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

09:15 .........Operation Hospital Food with James Martin

06:05 ......... Homes Under the Hammer

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

10:00 ................... Homes Under the Hammer 11:00 ............. Countryside 999 11:45 ....................... Caught Red Handed 12:15.................... Bargain Hunt 13:00........... BBC News at One 13:30......... BBC London News 13:45 .............................. Doctors 14:15 ......................... Perfection

DCI Banks ITV1, 21.00 With David Hornby now a suspect in the case, Annie is forced to admit that the father of her baby doesn’t know anything about her pregnancy. Banks tries to be supportive, but soon Annie finds juggling the affections of her boss and her former lover leads her to a difficult choice. When Banks and Helen learn that Ian Basset has returned to the country, the surviving members of The Crystal Kiss are reunited, and the trio seem tighter than ever. What is it about John Gaunt’s death that provided the motive for Matt Barber’s murder? When Annie discovers that Martin Harford’s confession in the John Gaunt case is missing and that Jack Barber was the original investigating officer, Helen believes she has the evidence she needs to push Barber harder. But when Banks learns of a mysterious tape recording that appears to bind both Jack and The Crystal Kiss together, he realises he is in a race to find the tape and understand it’s significance if he has any hope of uncovering the truth.

15:00 ............................Escape to the Country 15:45................... James Martin: Home Comforts Homemade Takeouts. TV chef James Martin shares the recipes he cooks in his own kitchen and explores every aspect of home cooking. In this episode James proves that fast food does not need to cost a fortune, as he prepares a menu of must-have, home-cooked takeaway meals. These include cod and chips in a beer batter with home-made mushy peas, a Thai chilli beef classic, and chicken in black bean sauce. Historian Annie Gray cooks the curry that delighted Victorian dinner tables, and husband and wife team James and Nicola Adedeji reveal how they turned their family recipe for African sauce into an awardwinning business.

07:05 .............. The Sheriffs are Coming 07:50........................ Saints and Scroungers 08:20 ........Helicopter Heroes 09:05 ...............Ben and James Versus the Arabian Desert 10:05 .................... Great British Railway Journeys 10:35.................................. Click 11:00........................ BBC News 12:00 .......... The Daily Politics 13:00 ....... Instant Restaurant 13:45 ........Andrew Marr’s The Making of Modern Britain 14:45 ....... Cagney and Lacey 15:30.......................... Bergerac 16:20 .................Are You Being Served? 16:50......................... ‘Allo, ‘Allo!

09:25 ........................ The Jeremy Kyle Show 10:30.................... This Morning 11:25............................ ITV News 11:30..................... This Morning 12:30................... Loose Women 13:30 .............................ITV News and Weather 14:00 .........................Dickinson’s Real Deal 15:00 ............................. The Alan Titchmarsh Show 16:00.................... Tipping Point 17:00 ..........................The Chase 18:00...... ITV News London 18:30............. ITV News and Weather 19:00 ................ Emmerdale 19:30..... Coronation Street 20:00............. A Great Welsh Adventure with Griff Rhys Jones

20:00................. EastEnders

Series in which Griff Rhys Jones explores some of the most beautiful and enchanting parts of his native land. In the last of the series, Griff is in Hay-on-Wye where he discovers his challenge is to swim wild in a mountain lake. He heads up Hay Bluff on a scooter to the beautiful Llangorse Lake, only to discover swimming is prohibited there. He decides to take to the air in a glider to view the Beacons, then comes back down to earth to explore the area’s famous pot holes. There he discovers the source of the famous Brecon Carreg mineral water. Finally, he finds his perfect mountain lake just beneath Pen Y Fan, the highest point on the Beacons - but will he brave the icy waters?

20:30...................Panorama

20:30 ..... Coronation Street

17:15 ....Antiques Roadshow 18:00......... Revenge of the Egghead 18:30..... Great Continental Railway Journeys 19:00 .................. Top Gear

16:30 .............................Antiques Road Trip 17:15 ............................ Pointless 18:00 ........ BBC News at Six 18:30 .... BBC London News 19:00 ...........The One Show 19:30 ..................Inside Out

21:00 ........................Silk

CW choice

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

Anna tries to cover up her ordeal. Can suspicious Eileen uncover the truth? Norris helps Rita to put a brave face on.

22:25 .... BBC London News

20:00 .................University Challenge

22:35 ............Have I Got Old News for You

20:30.....Food and Drink

23:20 ........... BBC News: The Editors

21:00.................... Horizon

Ten and Weather

22:00.... The Culture Show

22:35 ............... The Agenda

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

23:05 .................The Mighty Mississippi

23:50 ............... The Graham Norton Show

21:00..............DCI Banks CW W 22:00 ................ ITV Newschoice C at choice

23:20 ...........Dragons’ Den


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day Monday Monday 24th February 06:25 ...................... Countdown

06:00..................... Children’s TV

07:10 ................. Will and Grace

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

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

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

09:30 .................................Frasier

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

11:05 .....The Big Bang Theory

11:10 .........Police Interceptors

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

12:15 ............................. Ultimate Emergency Bikers

12:05.................... Four in a Bed

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

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

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

15:30 ...............Deal or No Deal

14:20 .................................... NCIS

16:30 ...... Come Dine with Me

15:15 ................... Chinese Food in Minutes

17:00......................... Coach Trip 17:30 ...............Superstar Dogs: Countdown to Crufts

15:20....... McBride: Fallen Idol

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

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

18:30 .................. Hollyoaks 19:00 ........ Channel 4 News

17:00 .......................5 News at 5 18:00........ Home and Away

18:30 ............Newstalk Live 19:55 .....Paralympic Winter CW 19:00...... The Gadget Show Games... The Countdown choice 20:00 ... Police Interceptors 20:00 ................ Dispatches 21:00 ......... Can’t Pay? We’ll 20:30 ......Food Unwrapped Take it Away! W 22:00 ....Caught on Camera C 21:00 ....................One Born choice Every Minute 23:00............Austin Powers: 22:00 ........ 8 Out of 10 Cats International 22:50 ............................Troy Man of Mystery

06:00 ...................Luton Airport 06:30 ...................Luton Airport

06:00... RSPCA Animal Rescue

07:00 ...............................Dog the Bounty Hunter

07:30.........Nothing to Declare

08:00 ................Modern Family

07:00.........Nothing to Declare 08:00...................Downsize Me! 09:00.................................. Maury

06:00 ........................Emmerdale 06:25........... Coronation Street 07:25..... You’ve Been Framed! 07:45 ........................ The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 08:30....................... Dinner Date 09:30 ..... The Real Housewives of Atlanta 11:30 ..................The Millionaire Matchmaker 12:30 ........................Emmerdale 13:00 ...........Coronation Street 14:00 .... The Jeremy Kyle Show 16:10 ..... The Real Housewives of New Jerse 17:05 ..................The Millionaire Matchmaker 18:00............... Dinner Date 19:00....You’ve Been Framed! 20:00... Two and a Half Men 21:00 ...........................Mom 21:30 ........................... Dads 22:00 ................ The Job Lot 22:30 .......................... Plebs 23:00 ............Fake Reaction 23:50... Two and a Half Men

07:00.......... India with Sanjeev Bhaskar 08:00 .......................Man v Food 08:30 .......................Man v Food 09:00 .............................Top Gear

06:15 ......... Coastguard Alaska 07:00 ...................... Robin Hood 08:00 ........................ Masterchef South Africa 09:00 ................................The Bill 10:00 ................................The Bill 11:00 ...................... Doctor Who 12:00 ...........................Babylon 5 13:00.......................... Sanctuary 14:00........ Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 15:00 ................ Fantasy Homes by the Sea 16:00...................... Doctor Who 17:00............................Babylon 5 18:00........ The Hairy Bikers’ Food Tour of Britain 19:00 .................Masterchef South Africa 20:00 ........Dynamo Top Ten Greatest Moments 21:00 ........... Derren Brown: Evening of Wonders 22:30 ........... Derren Brown: Trick or Treat 23:10........................ Grimm

06:00........................ Iconoclasts 07:00..............Thirtysomething 08:00 .......Star Trek: Enterprise 09:00 .......................Blue Bloods 10:00 .......Star Trek: Enterprise

09:00........................... Futurama

11:00.................Four Weddings

11:00 ..........Lizard Lick Towing

09:30........................... Futurama

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15:00 .................. The Simpsons

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

15:00.......... Lizard Lick Towing

15:30 ...........................Futurama

16:00... RSPCA Animal Rescue

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

16:30 .................. The Simpsons

17:00........ Emergency Abroad

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

17:30................ Modern Family

18:00.... Nothing to Declare

19:00..... Lizard Lick Towing

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

18:30.... Nothing to Declare

20:00 ...........................QI XL

20:30 ..........Modern Family

19:00.... Nothing to Declare

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

21:00 ................ Moone Boy

20:00..........................Bones

22:00 ....Would I Lie to You?

20:00.... Friday Night Lights

21:30 ............The Simpsons

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

22:00 ..........................Stella

22:00.........CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

22:40 ........Russell Howard’s Good News Extra

21:00 ......................Fleming 22:00 ............................Girls

23:40 ...................Alexander Armstrong’s Big Ask

22:35...................... Looking

23:00................ A League of Their Own

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

11:00 ................... Stargate SG-1 12:00 .......................Blue Bloods 13:00 ..................................House 14:00 ..................................House 15:00 .......................Blue Bloods 16:00 .......Star Trek: Enterprise 17:00................... Stargate SG-1 18:00 .........................House 19:00 .........................House

23:10........... True Detective

06:00 ........................... Switched 06:25.................................. 90210 07:10......................... Ugly Betty 07:55 ........................... Charmed 08:55 .....................................Glee 10:00 .............................New Girl 10:30 ..........The Mindy Project 11:00........................... Charmed 12:00.... Rules of Engagement 12:30 ...........................Hollyoaks 13:00 .......................... How I Met Your Mother 14:00 .....The Big Bang Theory 15:00 .............................New Girl 15:30 ..........The Mindy Project 16:00 ... Rules of Engagement 17:00 .......................... How I Met Your Mother 18:00 ...The Big Bang Theory 19:00................... Hollyoaks 19:30 ...................How I Met Your Mother 20:00.....Brooklyn Nine-Nine 20:30.............. 2 Broke Girls 21:00 .................... Revenge 22:00...... My Mad Fat Diary

06:00................. Good Morning Sports Fans 08:00...................... Cricket Gold 08:30................................. Cricket 16:00 ......................Cricket Gold 16:30........................ The Fantasy Football Club 17:00 .............. Game Changers 18:00 ....... Soccer A.M. - The Best Bits 19:00 ........................... FL72 20:00 .........The Footballer’s Football Show 21:00 ....................Football’s Greatest Teams 21:30 ....................Football’s Greatest Teams 22:00 .........The Footballer’s Football Show 23:00 ........................... FL72

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W C choice Silk BBC1, 21:00

Legal drama series. Feelings run high when a murder trial close to home sends shockwaves through Shoe Lane Chambers. Clive has finally become a silk, but his celebration party is dramatically cut short when news of the arrest of the son of the head of chambers for killing a police officer reaches the celebrations. Martha must step in to defend the young man despite the overwhelming evidence. Can Clive help Martha ask the tough questions needed?

Food and Drink BBC2, 20:30

Chef Michel Roux Jr and drinks expert Kate Goodman in a series highlighting all that is excellent in food and drink. Scottish chef Tony Singh joins Michel Roux Jr in the studio to prove that even in winter, it’s possible to eat well using seasonally available ingredients. He creates a seasonal feast of venison with haggis ravioli and argues that eating with the seasons is all about picking the best of the month’s homegrown ingredients and cooking creatively! Kate Goodman’s guide to choosing the right whisky with food helps make the perfect match and there’s a lively debate about whether we’ve got it wrong about food miles.


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Tuesday Tuesday T 06:05 ................. Homes Under the Hammer

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

07:05 ...........Countryside 999 07:50 ... Caught Red Handed

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

08:20 ........Helicopter Heroes

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

11:00............. Countryside 999

09:05 .................... Great British Garden Revival

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

11:45 ..... Caught Red Handed

10:35 .........................HARDtalk

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

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

11:00 ........................BBC News

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

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

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

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

13:00 ....... Instant Restaurant

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

13:45 ........Andrew Marr’s The Making of Modern Britain

06:00 ............................Breakfast 09:15......... Operation Hospital Food with James Martin 10:00 ................... Homes Under the Hammer

14:15......................... Perfection 15:00............................ Escape to the Country

14:45........ Cagney and Lacey

15:45................... James Martin: Home Comforts

16:20 .................Are You Being Served?

16:30........ Antiques Road Trip

16:50......................... ‘Allo, ‘Allo!

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

17:15 ....Antiques Roadshow

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

18:00 .........Revenge of the Egghead

18:30 .... BBC London News 19:00 ...........The One Show 19:30 ................ EastEnders 20:00.................. Holby City 21:00 ..... Death in Paradise 22:00........ BBC News at Ten

15:30.......................... Bergerac

18:30..... Great Continental Railway Journeys 19:00 ................Permission Impossible 20:00.......The Great British Sewing Bee

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22:35 ................Traffic Cops

21:00........................The Necessary War

23:35 ..... Who Do You Think You Are? USA

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

22:25..... BBC London News

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22:00 ..............................QI 23:20.................... Horizon

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

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

14:00......................... Dickinson’s Real Deal 15:00.............................. The Alan Titchmarsh Show 16:00.................... Tipping Point 17:00.......................... The Chase 18:00 .................... ITV News London 18:30............. ITV News and Weather 19:00 ................ Emmerdale The stakes are high as Jai strikes a deal to get Archie back. Charity makes a plan to thwart Jai. Priya struggles through her first counselling session.

19:30 ....... UEFA Champions League 22:00 ................ ITV News at Ten and Weather 22:35 ....... UEFA Champions League 23:35.....................Sports Life Stories

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The Vampire Diaires ITV2, 21.00

Stefan continues to offer Katherine his support while trying to mask his own pain, until Caroline shows up with an unusual form of therapy. After trying to make amends with Caroline, Elena grows so concerned about Damon that she turns to Aaron (recurring guest star Shaun Sipos) for help. Later, when Damon tells Elena about a terrible ordeal in his past that he has kept secret for decades, she shares the disturbing information she just learned about her own family. Finally, Aaron decides on a desperate course of action after a conversation with Dr. Wes (recurring guest star Rick Cosnett).


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Tuesday Tuesday 25th February 06:20 ...................... Countdown 07:05 .......... Paralympic Winter Games... The Countdown 07:10 ................. Will and Grace 08:00 .............Everybody Loves Raymond 09:30 .................................Frasier 11:00 .....The Big Bang Theory 12:05 ....................Four in a Bed 14:40 ...................... Countdown 15:30............... Deal or No Deal 16:30 ...... Come Dine with Me 17:00 .........................Coach Trip 17:30............... Superstar Dogs: Countdown to Crufts 18:00............ The Simpsons 18:30................... Hollyoaks 19:00........ Channel 4 News 19:55......Paralympic Winter Games... The Countdown 20:00............... Kirstie’s Best of Both Worlds CW choice 21:00 ................... The Taste 22:00.................... Strippers 23:05......... 8 Out of 10 Cats 23:50..............Random Acts

06:00..................... Children’s TV

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

06:15.......... Coastguard Alaska

06:00 ........................... Switched

08:35.................................. Toby’s Travelling Circus

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

07:00 ...................... Robin Hood

06:25 ..................................90210

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

07:25 .....You’ve Been Framed!

08:00 ........................ Masterchef South Africa

07:10......................... Ugly Betty

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

07:45......................... The Jeremy Kyle Show USA

09:00 ................................The Bill

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

09:00 .....................................Glee

08:30...................... Dinner Date

11:00 ...................... Doctor Who

11:10 .........Police Interceptors

10:00 .............................New Girl

09:30..... The Real Housewives of Atlanta

12:00 ...........................Babylon 5

10:30 ..........The Mindy Project

13:00.......................... Sanctuary

11:30 ..................The Millionaire Matchmaker

11:00 ........................... Charmed

14:00 ........ Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

12:00 ... Rules of Engagement

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

15:00................ Fantasy Homes by the Sea

06:00 ...................Luton Airport

12:10......... 5 News Lunchtime 12:15 .............. Trauma Doctors 13:15 .............Home and Away 13:45 ...................... Neighbours 14:20 .................................... NCIS

13:00 ...........Coronation Street

08:00 ........................... Charmed

12:30 ...........................Hollyoaks 13:00 .......................... How I Met Your Mother

14:00......................... The Jeremy Kyle Show

16:00...................... Doctor Who

16:10 ..... The Real Housewives of New Jersey

18:00........ The Hairy Bikers’ Food Tour of Britain

18:30 ............Newstalk Live

17:05.................. The Millionaire Matchmaker

19:00 ..... The Dog Rescuers

19:00 .................Masterchef South Africa

18:00............... Dinner Date

18:00....The Big Bang Theory

19:30 ...................... Police 5

19:00.......................... You’ve Been Framed!

20:00 ......... Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities 20:30......... Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities

19:30 .......... How I Met Your Mother 20:00 .........10 Things I Hate About You

23:55 ................. CSI: Miami

21:00............ Frozen Planet 21:00...........The Vampire CW Diaries choice 22:00 ..............South Pacific 22:00 ...........Celebrity Juice 23:00 ........Dynamo Top Ten Greatest Moments 22:50.......... 2 Fast 2 Furious

06:00 ................................. RSPCA Animal Rescue

07:15 .......... India with Sanjeev Bhaskar

06:00........................ Iconoclasts

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

07:00............... Dog the Bounty Hunter

07:00 ........Nothing to Declare

08:00 .......................Man v Food

08:00 .......................Fat Families

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

08:00 .............................Star Trek: Enterprise

08:00 ................Modern Family

09:00................................. Maury

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

09:00........................Blue Bloods

09:00........................... Futurama

11:00 ................Four Weddings

11:00 ..........Lizard Lick Towing

10:00....... Star Trek: Enterprise

09:30 ...........................Futurama

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

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

11:00................... Stargate SG-1

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

12:00 .......................Blue Bloods

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

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

13:00 ..................................House

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

15:00 ..........Lizard Lick Towing

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

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

15:00........................Blue Bloods

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

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

16:00....... Star Trek: Enterprise

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

12:00..................................... FL72

17:00 ................... Stargate SG-1

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

18:00......................... House

16:45 .............UEFA Champions League

19:00 ..................... Flip Men

19:00 .........................House

19:00...... Revista de la Liga

20:00.........Storage Hunters

20:00 ............Urban Secrets

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

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

20:00........ UEFA Champions League

22:00 ..........Mock the Week

22:00 ............The Following

22:15...... Revista de la Liga

23:20 .......... Never Mind the Buzzcocks

23:00 .................. Spartacus: Vengeance

23:15.........Barclays Premier League Review

06:30 ...................Luton Airport

10:00 .......... NCIS: Los Angeles 14:00 ................... Hawaii Five-0 15:00 .................. The Simpsons 15:30........................... Futurama 16:30 .................. The Simpsons 17:30 ................Modern Family 18:30............ The Simpsons 19:00 ............The Simpsons 20:00 ............ Hawaii Five-0 21:00 ................ Ross Kemp: Extreme World

15:15............ The Shell Seekers 17:00 .......................5 News at 5 17:30 ...................... Neighbours 18:00 ........Home and Away

20:00 ............. Benidorm ER 21:00 ............ The Mentalist 22:00 ..........Law and Order: Special Victims Unit 23:00............ Body of Proof

16:00.................................. RSPCA Animal Rescue 17:00 ....... Emergency Abroad 18:00 ... Nothing to Declare 20:00....... My Kitchen Rules 21:00................ Elementary 22:00 ...............Doll and Em

22:00 ................ The Smoke

22:30 .........................Bones

23:00..... NCIS: Los Angeles

23:30............... Chicago Fire

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20:00... Two and a Half Men

17:00 ...........................Babylon 5

07:00............. Thirtysomething

14:00..... The Big Bang Theory 15:00 .............................New Girl 15:30.......... The Mindy Project 16:00 ... Rules of Engagement 17:00...How I Met Your Mother 19:00 .................. Hollyoaks

22:00 ............................Troy 23:00....The Big Bang Theory

07:00................. Good Morning Sports Fans 09:00 ............................Football’s Greatest Teams 09:30 ............................Football’s Greatest Teams 10:00................ The Footballer’s Football Show

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W C choice The Necessary War BBC2, 21.00

Sir Max Hastings explains with piercing clarity why the British were right to enter the First World War and oppose Germany’s war aims. Sir Max will outline the case for the British Empire’s declaration of war on 4 August 1914. He’ll debate the common argument that the price of participation was so appalling that no purpose could have conceivably justified it. He’ll also trace the complex origins of the war to show that it was not a ‘war by accident’ but a conflict which the Germans, even if they were not directly responsible for its outbreak, could have prevented if they chose. And the film will paint a picture of a German Empire, under Kaiser Wilhelm II, determined on primacy whether by peaceful means or, if necessary, by war. Sir Max argues that for a great power such as Britain, which valued and guarded its freedom and independence above all, the conflict was neither avoidable nor futile.

Nicola Adams: Sports Life Stories ITV1, 23.35

“I almost feel like it was my destiny to go to the Olympics and win gold. Something was always telling me at the back of my mind that you need to stick at at boxing, this is going to be your way out, this is your way to having a better life. Boxing is your path.” - Nicola Adams Olympic gold medal-winning boxer Nicola Adams talks to Adam Darke about her life in sport, from her tough upbringing in Leeds to achieving her dream at London 2012. With contributions from trainer Alwyn Belcher, fellow boxer Kid Galahad and her mother Dee, this programme provides a vivid insight into a character who suffered from a lack of funding which nearly forced her to quit boxing, a back injury which set her back several months, yet returned to take Olympic victory over her great rival, Ren Cancan of China. Nicola reveals that as a youngster she looked up to boxers Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard. “It was always a big family thing, everyone would sit around and watch the big fights, we’d always have the re-runs on of Muhammad Ali boxing and Sugar Ray Leonard. It was really really exciting and watching the fights and seeing the crowd, and how everybody cheers, I was just amazed by it all, especially watching some of Muhammad Ali’s fights back, I just thought wow. He gets in there and absolutely destroys all his opponents then outside of the ring he was like totally different person.” But she didn’t take up the sport until at the age of 13 she was taken to an after-school boxing class, which gave her the opportunity to forget about her parents’ split and her mother’s illness through meningitis. “Boxing gave me a bit of stability there was other kids there, they might have had a break-up or some sort of problem going on, and it was nice because you go to that gym and you’d leave your problems outside the door.”


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Wednesday 06:00............................ Breakfast 09:15 .........Operation Hospital Food with James Martin

Wednesd

06:00 ................. Homes Under the Hammer

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

07:00 ...........Countryside 999

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

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

07:45.... Caught Red Handed

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

08:15........ Helicopter Heroes

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

11:00 ............. Countryside 999

09:00............................. Nature’s Weirdest Events

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

11:45 ..... Caught Red Handed 12:15 ....................Bargain Hunt

10:00 ............ An Island Parish

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

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

10:30.......................... See Hear

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

11:00 ........................BBC News

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

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

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

14:15 ......................... Perfection

13:00 ....... Instant Restaurant

15:00............................ Escape to the Country

13:45 ........Andrew Marr’s The Making of Modern Britain

15:45................... James Martin: Home Comforts 16:30 .............................Antiques Road Trip 18:00 ........ BBC News at Six

16:50......................... ‘Allo, ‘Allo!

18:30..... BBC London News

17:15 ....Antiques Roadshow

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

18:00 .........Revenge of the Egghead

Sitcom following the hectic lives of the Brockman family. There are more crossed lines, missed deadlines and communication nightmares as Mum and Dad try to find out where their children are. Jake is trying to get home with no money or means of transport, Ben is meeting lots of interesting strangers, and Karen is having a life-changing conversation with her headmistress.

21:30..... Mrs. Brown’s Boys Comedy series about a loudmouthed Irish matriarch and her family. Spartacus, the old family dog, is looking poorly. Reluctantly, the family decide the time has come to put her in a home. However, when the Brown children gather together to decide how to break the sad news to their mother, Agnes gets the wrong end of the stick. Under the impression that her children are planning on putting her in a nursing home, a furious Agnes sets out to persuade her children she is not going senile.

22:00........ BBC News at Ten 22:25..... BBC London News

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

15:30 .......................... Bergerac 16:20 .................Are You Being Served?

21:00........... Outnumbered

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

14:45 ....... Cagney and Lacey

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

20:00.......... Waterloo Road

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

18:30..... Great Continental Railway Journeys 19:00.................Permission Impossible 20:00......... The Restaurant Man Desi Fusion. Restaurateur Russell Norman helps struggling newcomers to the trade find their feet. Coventry mother of ten Nahida is used to cooking for big numbers, so she’s decided that opening a restaurant offering the same tasty Asian fusion food she cooks at home will allow her to make money from what she does best. But with no business plan, no grip on her finances and no intention of asking for help despite keeping her full-time job as a social worker, will naive Nahida’s restaurant become one of the many that fail before opening?

16:00 ....................Tipping Point 17:00 ..........................The Chase 18:00...... ITV News London 18:30 ............. ITV News and Weather 19:00................ Emmerdale 19:30 ..... Coronation Street

21:00 .............Line of Duty 22:00............... Inside No 9 Last Gasp. A season of dark comedies by Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith. Tamsin is a very sick little girl, so Jan and Graham asked WishmakerUK to brighten up their daughter’s birthday.

20:00....................Midsomer Murders 22:00................ ITV News at Ten and Weather

22:35................. A Question of Sport

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

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

23:05 ...................Film 2014

23:20 .......... The Necessary War

23:35 ...............Corfu: A Tale of Two Islands

23:35 .................. Blandings

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Party Wright Around The World ITV2, 21.00

Party Wright Around The World sees king of the Essex party scene Mark Wright travel the globe in search of new surroundings and social groups, before throwing them the party of a lifetime. On home turf he’s the life and soul of the party, but out of his comfort zone, how will Mark cope when confronted with an entirely different social soiree? Each week, Mark will be challenged to take on some of the weirdest and wildest parties on the planet, throwing himself into a new ‘tribe’, learning about the people he is planning a party for, and ultimately throwing them an event to remember. Mark said “I know the Essex party scene inside out, but I’ve no idea what to expect about the people I’ll be meeting or the parties I’ll be throwing. Not since leaving the jungle have I been put in a situation that feels completely out of my comfort zone, but I’m determined to take on whatever challenge comes my way.”


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Wednesday

26th

February

06:20 ...................... Countdown

06:00..................... Children’s TV

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

06:15 ......... Coastguard Alaska

06:00........................... Switched

07:05 .......... Paralympic Winter Games... The Countdown

08:35 .................................. Toby’s Travelling Circus

06:25................ Holiday Airport

07:00 ...................... Robin Hood

06:30 ..................................90210

07:10 ................. Will and Grace

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

07:25 .....You’ve Been Framed!

08:00 ........................ Masterchef South Africa

07:10 ......................... Ugly Betty

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

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

07:45 ........................ The Jeremy Kyle Show USA

09:00................................ The Bill

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

09:00 .....................................Glee

09:30 .................................Frasier

08:30....................... Dinner Date

10:00 ................................The Bill

11:10......... Police Interceptors

10:00..............................New Girl

11:00 .....The Big Bang Theory

09:30.The Real Housewives of Atlanta

11:00 ...................... Doctor Who

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

10:30 ..........The Mindy Project

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

12:00 ...........................Babylon 5

12:15 .......... The Gadget Show

11:00 ........................... Charmed

12:05.....................Four in a Bed

13:00 .......................... Sanctuary

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

11:30 ..................The Millionaire Matchmaker

12:00... Rules of Engagement

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

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

14:00 ........ Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

12:30 ...........................Hollyoaks

15:30............... Deal or No Deal

14:20.................................... NCIS

16:30...... Come Dine with Me

15:15 ........... The Shell Seekers

17:00......................... Coach Trip

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

17:30............... Superstar Dogs: Countdown to Crufts

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

18:00............ The Simpsons 18:30 .................. Hollyoaks 19:00 ........ Channel 4 News

18:00 ........Home and Away 18:30.............Newstalk Live 19:00 ........ Trauma Doctors 20:00 ...............Born to Kill?

12:30 ........................Emmerdale 13:00............................ The Cube 14:00...The Jeremy Kyle Show 16:10..... The Real Housewives of New Jersey

16:00...................... Doctor Who

17:05 ..................The Millionaire Matchmaker

18:00 ....................The Hairy Bikers’ Food Tour of Britain

18:00................ Dinner Date 19:00....You’ve Been Framed!

19:55..Paralympic Winter W C 21:00 ........................... NCIS Games... The Countdown choice 22:00.................... Suspects 20:00... The Restoration Man 23:00 ..........Law and Order: 21:00... 24 Hours in A and E Special Victims Unit 22:00..............First Dates CW choice 23:55 ..........Law and Order: 23:00 ........... Bodyshockers Special Victims Unit

20:00... Two and a Half Men

06:00 ..................RSPCA Animal Rescue

07:15 ........................... India with Sanjeev Bhaskar 08:00.............. Storage Hunters 09:00 ............................. Flip Men 10:00 .............................Top Gear 11:00.......... Lizard Lick Towing 12:00.............. Storage Hunters 13:00 ............................. Flip Men 14:00 .............................Top Gear 15:00.......... Lizard Lick Towing 16:00 ..............Storage Hunters 17:00 ............................. Flip Men 18:00..................... Top Gear 19:00..... Lizard Lick Towing 20:00 ........The Hairy Bikers’ Cookbook 21:00........... Have I Got a Bit More News for You 22:00 ................. Dave’s One Night Stand 23:00...........Mock the Week 23:40...........Mock the Week

06:00 ...................Luton Airport 06:30 ..... Crash Test Dummies 07:00 ...............................Dog the Bounty Hunter 08:00 ................Modern Family 09:00 ...........................Futurama 10:00 .......... NCIS: Los Angeles 14:00.................... Hawaii Five-0 15:00.................. The Simpsons 15:30........................... Futurama 16:30.................. The Simpsons 17:30 ................Modern Family 18:00.......... Modern Family 18:30 ............The Simpsons 19:00 ............The Simpsons 19:30 ............Schalke v Real Madrid-Live

06:30 ..................RSPCA Animal Rescue 07:00 ........Nothing to Declare 08:00 .......................Fat Families 09:00 ................................. Maury 10:00................................. Maury 11:00 ................Four Weddings 12:00............. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 14:00 ................Criminal Minds 16:00... RSPCA Animal Rescue 17:00 ....... Emergency Abroad 18:00 ... Nothing to Declare 20:00 ........UK Border Force 21:00 .........................Bones

22:00 ..............Duck Quacks Don’t Echo

22:00......... Grey’s Anatomy

23:00 ..................... Volcano

23:30 .........................Bones

23:00............... Doll and Em

15:00................ Fantasy Homes by the Sea 17:00 ...........................Babylon 5

19:00 .................Masterchef South Africa

08:00 ........................... Charmed

13:00 .......................... How I Met Your Mother 14:00 .....The Big Bang Theory 15:00 .............................New Girl 15:30 ..........The Mindy Project 16:00.... Rules of Engagement 17:00 .......................... How I Met Your Mother 18:00....The Big Bang Theory

21:00..........Party Wright W 20:00................. Beauty and C the Beast Around the World choice 21:00........................ Grimm 22:00 ............. The Only Way

19:00................... Hollyoaks

is Essex

22:00 ........The Happenings

22:50 ........The Big Reunion

23:00 .............Stansted: The Inside Story

21:00............ The Tomorrow People

06:00........................ Iconoclasts

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

23:50... Two and a Half Men

07:00 .............Thirtysomething

19:30........... How I Met Your Mother 20:30....The Big Bang Theory

08:00............................. Star Trek: Enterprise

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

09:00....................... Blue Bloods

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

10:00............................. Star Trek: Enterprise

10:00............ Revista de la Liga

11:00................... Stargate SG-1

11:00 ................... Football Gold

12:00 .......................Blue Bloods 13:00 ..................................House

11:30 .......... Football’s Greatest International Teams

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

16:00 ............ Revista de la Liga

15:00....................... Blue Bloods

18:00.................... Football’s Greatest Teams

16:00....... Star Trek: Enterprise 17:00 ................... Stargate SG-1 18:00 .........................House 19:00 .........................House 20:00 .................... Mankind

18:30 ....................Football’s Greatest Teams 19:00 ..................... Football 22:15 ...... What’s the Story?

21:00 ......................Fleming

23:15 ............ Football Gold

22:00 ...........True Detective

23:30 ............ Football Gold

23:20 ................. True Blood

23:45 ............ Football Gold

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Paralympic Winter Games... The Countdown Channel 4, 19:55

This series of short films introduces key Paralympic winter sports, featuring some of the stars and medal hopefuls from GB and other teams. Mixing high speed action with breath-taking photography and personal interviews, these films get to the heart of the athlete, their disability and their sport.

First Dates Channel 4, 22:00

Modern dating has never been so complicated. In our socialnetworked world millions of Britons log on each month in the hope of finding that special person they can spend the rest of their lives with. Finding someone to go out with you is half the battle, but nothing gets the heart pumping faster than the make-or-break first date. First Dates offers the frisson of excitement that comes from meeting someone new coupled with the crippling nerves of what to wear and what to say. And when it comes to potentially finding your soul mate, the stakes have never been higher. Each week the restaurant fills with hopeful singles looking for love.


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21st February 2014 - 27th February 2014

Thursday Thursday T 06:00 ............................Breakfast

06:00 ...............This is BBC Two

09:15 .........Operation Hospital Food with James Martin

06:05 ...................Homes Under the Hammer

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

07:50 .... Caught Red Handed

11:00 ............. Countryside 999

09:05............... Italy Unpacked

11:45...................... Caught Red Handed 12:15 ....................Bargain Hunt 13:00........... BBC News at One 13:30........... BBC London New 13:45.............................. Doctors 14:15......................... Perfection 15:00 ............................Escape to the Country 15:45................... James Martin: Home Comforts

Pound Shop Wars BBC1, 20:00 Too Posh to Pound Shop? Documentary series following the competition between pound shop chains. Chris fights to win customers who would not normally visit a pound shop - the middle classes. With signs that the middle classes are warming to the idea of pound shopping, Chris opens a store in one of the few places in Britain that does not have a pound shop - affluent Harrogate. But some locals are horrified, and he faces a fight to win over the upmarket town. Chris also tries to make pound shop history by becoming the first to go online, launching what he hopes will be Britain’s first online pound store. It is a venture that sees him getting into bed with an unlikely business partner. As well as winning new markets, Chris is also fighting to keep hold of the customers he already has. Faced with the might of Tesco and Asda, now muscling in on the £1 phenomenon, Chris fights back by launching Great Britain’s first pound shop mascot - Mr Pound.

Meals for One. TV chef James Martin shares the recipes he cooks in his own kitchen and explores every aspect of home cooking. In this episode James devises perfect recipes to replace those ready meals for one. On the menu is a Thai crab risotto, and an easy-cook steak and chips with home-made bearnaise sauce. Historian Ivan Day recreates kippered salmon, a dish popular with single scholars who relied on quick and easy meals in their university lodgings. And cake maker Serena Whitefield explains how her love of making healthy flourless cakes has grown into a flourishing business.

16:30 ........ Antiques Road Trip 17:15 ............................ Pointless 18:00 ........ BBC News at Six 19:00........... The One Show 19:30................. EastEnders 20:00...Pound Shop Wars

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20:30 ....................Inspector George Gently Gently Going Under. Detective drama set in 1969. The mysterious death of a union leader in the mine at Burnsend leads Gently and Bacchus to explore the tensions and relationships in the once-thriving colliery town, whose pit is under threat from the coal board. Gently and Bacchus encounter families driven by politics and caught in grudges that date back to the Second World War.

22:00........ BBC News at Ten 22:35 ...........Question Time 23:35 .................. This Week

The Hairy Bikers’ Asian Adventure BBC2, 20:00 Thailand - Beaches and Mountains. Cookery series in which the Hairy Bikers tour the birthplaces of favourite Asian cuisines. The Bikers travel to the beaches of the south and the mountains of the north to discover how Thailand’s multicultural history and its place at the heart of the spice trade has created a rich and varied cuisine. They meet a coconut-picking monkey, head out to sea during the monsoon for what turns out to be a rather nerve-wracking fishing expedition, and they cook their own jungle curry for a remote hill tribe.

07:05 ............Countryside 999 08:20 .........Helicopter Heroes 10:05 ............. An Island Parish 10:35 ..........................HARDtalk 11:00 .........................BBC News 12:00........... The Daily Politics 13:00........ Instant Restaurant 13:45......... Andrew Marr’s The Making of Modern Britain 14:45......... Cagney and Lacey 15:30........................... Bergerac 16:20..... Are You Being Served? 16:50.......................... ‘Allo, ‘Allo! 17:15..... Antiques Roadshow 18:00 ..........Revenge of the Egghead 18:30...... Great Continental Railway Journeys 19:00..................Permission Impossible Britain’s Planners. Documentary series following the work of Britain’s environment planners. A father-and-son property development team have risked over £100,000 to secure planning permission to build a block of eight flats, but local residents are fighting back to stop the scheme going ahead. A Gloucestershire couple objecting to a £1,000,000 property being built next door are hoping their outdoor pursuits will put off potential buyers. Naturists Rod and Terry Clifford are opposed to the new build on the grounds that it is too big. In Torfaen, South Wales, a retired couple take on Wales biggest housing association over the erection of railings. Jan and Pete Newsome hate the prospect of metal railings going up in their beloved close but who will win, David or Goliath?

06:00 ........................... Daybreak Every weekday morning Daybreak covers the stories that matter in the worlds of news and entertainment. Miranda and Call the Midwife star Miranda Hart chats about her new stand-up tour.

08:30 ..............................Lorraine 09:25 ........................ The Jeremy Kyle Show 10:30.................... This Morning Presented by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby. All the day’s big news stories, viewers’ comments from the Hub, former Met detective Sue Hill needs help solving crimes, and resident agony aunt Denise Robertson offers advice to viewers.

11:25............................ ITV News 11:30..................... This Morning 12:30.................. Loose Women 13:30 .............................ITV News 14:00......................... Dickinson’s Real Deal Antiques show with David Dickinson and the team. Some sellers are in for some real surprises, especially one who thinks her chess set is plastic. A signed Wallis Simpson and Duke of Windsor photograph appears on Ian Towning’s table, and will Tim Hogarth be able to buy a bronze pheasant?

15:00.............................. The Alan Titchmarsh Show More chat with Alan Titchmarsh and his celebrity guests, and regulars stylist Myleene Klass and hairdresser Richard Ward are in the studio.

16:00 ....................Tipping Point 17:00 ..........................The Chase 18:00 ...... ITV News London 18:45 ................ Emmerdale 19:45 .............. UEFA Europa League

21:00...... Jumbo: The Plane That Changed the World

Tottenham Hotspur v FC Dnipro. Matt Smith is joined by Gordon Strachan for live Europa League second-leg action as Tottenham Hotspur entertain Ukrainian side FC Dnipro at White Hart Lane. New man at the helm Tim Sherwood will be looking to continue his strong start with a place in the last sixteen. With commentary from Sam Matterface and Andy Townsend.

22:00..........Mock the Week

22:10......... ITV News at Ten

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

22:45......... Edge of Heaven

23:20....The Restaurant Man

23:45 ....................The Cube

20:00....The Hairy Bikers’ W C Asian Adventure choice


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Thursday Thursday 27th February 06:20 ...................... Countdown 07:05 .......... Paralympic Winter Games... The Countdown 07:10 ................. Will and Grace 08:00 .............Everybody Loves Raymond 09:30................................. Frasier 11:00..... The Big Bang Theory 12:00 ..............Channel 4 News 12:05 ....................Four in a Bed 14:40 ...................... Countdown 15:30 ...............Deal or No Deal 16:30 ...... Come Dine with Me 17:00......................... Coach Trip 17:30............... Superstar Dogs: Countdown to Crufts 18:00 ............The Simpsons 18:30 .................. Hollyoaks 19:00........ Channel 4 News 19:55 .....Paralympic Winter Games... The Countdown 20:00.............Supersize v CW Superskinny choice 21:00......... The Storms That Stole Christmas 22:00........... The Repo Man

06:00..................... Children’s TV 06:00 ........................Emmerdale 09:15 ..............The Wright Stuff 06:25 ...........Coronation Street 11:10 .........Police Interceptors 06:55 .....You’ve Been Framed! 12:10 .........5 News Lunchtime 07:45 ........................ The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 12:15 ................Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild 08:30....................... Dinner Date 13:15 .............Home and Away 09:30 ..... The Real Housewives of Atlanta 13:45 ...................... Neighbours 11:30.................. The Millionaire 14:20 .................................... NCIS Matchmaker 15:15 ................... Hunger Point 12:30........................ Emmerdale 17:00 .......................5 News at 5 13:00........... Coronation Street 17:30 ...................... Neighbours 13:30..... You’ve Been Framed! 18:00........ Home and Away 14:00...The Jeremy Kyle Show 18:30 ............Newstalk Live 16:10 ..... The Real Housewives 19:00 ..........Royal Funerals: of New Jersey The Inside Story 17:05.................. The Millionaire 20:00 ....... Henry and Anne: Matchmaker The Lovers Who Changed History 18:00................ Dinner Date 21:00 ................... The Hotel 19:00....You’ve Been Framed! Inspector 20:00... Two and a Half Men 22:00.......Brain Hospital: CW 21:00........ The Big Reunion Saving Lives choice 22:00 ............Fake Reaction 23:00 ............ Extraordinary 22:50 ...........................Mom People 23:20 ........................... Dads 23:55......................... Access 23:45... Two and a Half Men

06:15 ......... Coastguard Alaska 07:00....................... Robin Hood 08:00 ........................ Masterchef South Africa 09:00................................ The Bill 10:00 ................................The Bill 11:00....................... Doctor Who 12:00 ...........................Babylon 5 13:00........................... Sanctuary 14:00 ........ Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 15:00................. Fantasy Homes by the Sea 16:00 ...................... Doctor Who 17:00 ...........................Babylon 5 18:00 ....... The Hairy Bikers’ Food Tour of Britain 19:00 .................Masterchef South Africa 20:00........................ Grimm 21:00............. Stansted: The Inside Story 22:00............... Airport 24/7 23:00...... Rescue: Code One 23:30...... Rescue: Code One

06:00.............. Home Shopping

06:00 ........................ Iconoclasts

07:00 ........Nothing to Declare

07:00 ........................... India with Sanjeev Bhaskar

07:00 .............Thirtysomething

08:00 ................Modern Family

08:00 .......................Fat Families

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

09:00 ................................. Maury

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

09:00 .......................Blue Bloods

09:00 ...........................Futurama 09:30........................... Futurama

10:00................................. Maury

11:00 ..........Lizard Lick Towing

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

11:00 ................Four Weddings

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

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

12:00 ...............The Hairy Bikers’ Cookbook

06:00 ..... Crash Test Dummies 07:00 ...............................Dog the Bounty Hunter

15:00.................. The Simpsons 15:30 ...........................Futurama 16:30.................. The Simpsons 17:30 ................Modern Family 18:00 ..........Modern Family 18:30 ............The Simpsons 20:00 .........................Arrow 21:00 ................ The Smoke 22:00 ................ Ross Kemp: Extreme World 23:00 ................A League of Their Own

06:00 ................................. RSPCA Animal Rescue

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

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

15:00 ..........Lizard Lick Towing

16:0..... RSPCA Animal Rescue 17:00 ....... Emergency Abroad

16:00 ...............The Hairy Bikers’ Cookbook

18:00.... Nothing to Declare

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

18:30 ... Nothing to Declare

19:00..... Lizard Lick Towing

20:00 ...........America’s Next Top Model

20:00........................... QI XL 21:00........................... Suits

21:00 ...... My Kitchen Rules

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

22:00............... Doll and Em 22:30 ................. CSI: Miami 23:30..........................Bones

22:55 ..........Mock the Week 23:35 ...........................QI XL

08:00 .......Star Trek: Enterprise 10:00 .......Star Trek: Enterprise 11:00 ................... Stargate SG-1

06:00........................... Switched 06:25 ..................................90210 07:10......................... Ugly Betty 08:00........................... Charmed 09:00..................................... Glee 10:00............................. New Girl 10:30...........The Mindy Project 11:00 ........................... Charmed 12:00 ... Rules of Engagement 12:30 ...........................Hollyoaks 13:00 ....How I Met Your Mother 14:00 .....The Big Bang Theory 15:00 .............................New Girl 15:30 ..........The Mindy Project 16:00...Rules of Engagementt 17:00.....How I Met Your Mother 18:00....The Big Bang Theory 19:00 .................. Hollyoaks 19:30 .......... How I Met Your Mother 20:00....The Big Bang Theory 20:30 ...................How I Met Your Mother 21:00..... Brooklyn Nine-Nine 21:30......The Inbetweeners 22:00 ......The Midnight Beast 22:30.............. The IT Crowd

06:00...................Good Morning Sports Fans 07:00 ..................Good Morning Sports Fans 08:00...................Good Morning Sports Fans

12:00 .......................Blue Bloods

10:00 ..........................What’s the Story?

13:00 ..................................House

11:00 .....................Racing News

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

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

15:00 .......................Blue Bloods 16:00 .......Star Trek: Enterprise

13:00 ..........................What’s the Story?

17:00 ................... Stargate SG-1

14:00............... Sporting Greats

18:00 .........................House

14:30................................... Dubai Racing Carnival

19:00 .........................House 20:00 ............ David Bailey’s Stardust: Exclusive 21:00 ....... Richard E Grant’s Hotel Secrets

18:00........ Barclays Premier League World 18:30............................ FL72 19:30 ........... Rugby League

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

22:00 ........................... FL72

23:00 ..................... Banshee

23:00 .....................Ringside

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Supersize v Superskinny Channel 4, 20:00

In the Feeding Clinic, 35-stone Michael swaps meals with Superskinny air steward Sam who weighs eight and a half stone. Before Michael and Sam enter the feeding clinic, Dr Christian Jessen sends Michael to Virginia, America to meet Jeff, an exhunter and fisherman who, at over 40 stone, can now barely get out of his house. Plus, former anorexia sufferer and journalist Emma Woolf concludes her investigation as she meets Ashley - who appeared in series three - when he was in the grip of anorexia, but has now turned his life around.

Brain Hospital: Saving Lives Channel 5, 22:00

Documentary series following the pioneering work of neurosurgeons and their patients at the Walton Centre in Liverpool. In this episode, we follow 24-year-old Bradley who has to decide whether to undergo radical surgery to control a violent tremor that has blighted his life, 18-year-old student Jess who has a tumour on her brain and a professor called Rodney whose tumour has returned. However, both Jess and Rodney’s tumours are dangerously close to the part of their brains that controls speech.


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Fiona Kelly’s Royal show! EARLIER this week, Roscoe handed me a piece of paper with the name Fiona Kelly and a telephone number.

I knew the name instantly but couldn’t place it. However, after a quick Google search, all became clear. Fiona appeared on BBC 1’s The Voice this year and 8th February was her last performance on the show, when she sang an operatic arrangement of Take That’s Rule The World. She has been living here during the winter months, performing operatic arias and classical crossover covers. Most of her work is in the five-star hotels, but you can catch Fiona’s show at The Harbour Club in Los Gigantes on a Sunday evening. Although her journey on The Voice has ended, this lady from Aberdeen already had an interesting story to tell because she is a confident, classicallytrained singer.

THE biggest concentration of Tenerife workers has always been around Starco and Veronicas. The workforce in these areas of the Island is as much of an attraction for the younger audiences as a cabaret show would be to, let’s say, our more mature visitors. These workers party hard and work hard and, generally, in that order. However when they all pull together like they all did this week, magical memories are created, as well as raising money for a good cause. Beckie Davies and Nicola Gaston organised the workers on Wednesday evening, rallying the troops to dress

It is hardly surprising that after singing in a choir at a church service attended by the Queen and other members of the royal family, she was invited by Her Majesty to the annual Ghilles Ball at Balmoral. Fiona told me during a radio interview on Oasis Fm: “The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and, I think, Princess Anne were at the church. “It is such a beauti-

up as Marvel super heroes and cartoon characters, and generating

ful setting to sing in. I didn’t speak to them at the time, but I did get invited to the ball so I guess I wasn’t all that bad. “I danced in the same set as the Queen. You know, she’s even smaller than I am and there are not many people who are. Only her and Kylie! “What really struck me, and what I really remember from that night, is that the Queen

funds through raffles and games at Coco Bongo’s in Tramps for The

applied her lipstick right there in the ballroom where she was sitting. Most of us would just go to the ladies, but she took out her compact, reapplied her lippy and that was it.” Fiona Kelly has an amazing talent and should you wish to book her, contact can be sought via the website www.operaforevents. com or via Facebook.

IT has now been confirmed that I have the honour of hosting this year’s Tenerife Loves Karaoke … (you know you want it!). It is now into its fourth season and is more popular than ever, with most of the venues taking up the booking slots as soon as the 2014 dates were made public. This year’s evening format will be the same. Fifteen entrants will compete per heat, producing 15 grand finalists, who will then sing against each other to win the 1,000-euro jackpot. But there is a slight difference. The competition will be taking place on Fridays, and, I will be broadcasting the Oasis Fm afternoon show from that evening’s TLK venue. I will be joined by a team of regular guests, who will be known as The Drew Crew. Popular compere Ash Jolly will be providing a slapstick comedy element to the crew. The newest and youngest recruit to the fold is Megan, a barmaid from Tramps whose talent lies in the fact she looks just like Melinda Messenger - and this is the sole reason she is on the team. Special guests will be joining us each week for interviews, opinions and plain old fun by the bucket-load. We will be live next Friday (28th Feb) at Harveys Bar in Los Cristianos, so come and join us - you may win a prize - and a limited edition Drew Crew T-Shirt! Then, it’ll be a quick change and, from 9pm, Harveys will host the first 2014 heat of TLK. See you there.

Helping Hands Charity. Everyone turned out and made the effort.

costumes were spotted last night at The King of Clubs and its surrounding area. The party went on till it was almost light. The summer is creeping slowly back to Tenerife and Tramps’ manager Olly Fisher is already planning this summer’s promotions, booking personality DJs like Tim Westwood, Vernon Kay and Radio 1’s Danny Howard. Also this year, Olly has secured a booking with Ultrabeat and N-Trance. Tramps are also shipping in more TV screens ready for the 2014 World Cup. The year is shaping up nicely, with Olly and his team wound up and ready to play.

This photo shows just a few of the participants, but over 100 fancy-dress


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The Slave to success

IT is acknowledged as the most exciting night in Britain’s film calendar, but the BAFTA Awards ended in disappointment for the most successful group.

Alfonso Cuarón and the rest of the Gravity crew were delighted to win Best Director and Outstanding British Film during the ceremony, held at the Royal Opera House on Sunday evening. The film collected another impressive four awards, but the two they really coveted Best Film and Leading Actor - went elsewhere. In fact, 12 Years A Slave, a historical drama, was the talk of the town after winning Best Film, with Chiwetel Ejiofor in the starring role proclaimed Leading Actress. Accepting the trophy from Uma Thurman, Chiwetel thanked director Steve McQueen, saying: “Thank you for you work, your artistry and your passion in this project … to make it of such value, of such worth.” Waving the trophy

aloft, he added with a smile: “This is yours by the way. I’m going to keep it. That’s the kind of guy I am. But it’s yours.” The ceremony opened with a performance from Tinie Tempah and Laura Mvula, before Oprah Winfrey handed the award for Outstanding British Film to Gravity, But no sooner did they receive the news that they had won the coveted award, than they found out that they had also picked up Best Sound, Best Original Music, Best Director Cinematography and Special Visual Effects. As he collected the “Outstanding” award, producer David Heyman said: “Of course, the film would mean nothing without our cast, George Clooney and, of course, the heart of the film, Sandra Bullock.’ Accepting his Best Director award, Mexican Alfonso, who has lived in England for more than several years, said: “I don’t know if I can open my mouth. I consider myself a part of the British film industry. “I’ve lived in London for the last 13 years and

BAFTA AWARD WINNERS BEST FILM 12 Years A Slave OUTSTANDING BRIT FILM Gravity DOCUMENTARY The Act Of Killing DIRECTOR Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity) ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY American Hustle (Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell) ADAPTED SCREENPLAY John Ridley (12 Years A Slave) LEADING ACTOR Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) LEADING ACTRESS Amy Adams (American Hustle) SUPPORTING ACTOR Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips) SUPPORTING ACTRESS Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle) FELLOWSHIP AWARD Dame Helen Mirren

done almost half of my films in the UK. This means a lot to me because it is this community giving this award. “I’d also like to thank Sandra Bullock, who is Gravity. Without her performance, everything would have been nonsense. I guess I make a good case for curbing immigration.” On welcoming the audience to the Opera House, host Stephen Fry made a joke directed towards actress Dame Helen Mirren, who has played the Queen on stage and screen, saying: “This year brought her

grandson along. Welcome, his Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge.” Best Original Screenplay went to American Hustle, beating industry heavyweights such as Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine, Alfonso and Jonás Cuarón’s Gravity, Joel and Ethan Coen’s Inside Llewyn Davis and Bob Nelson’s Nebraska. Earlier, the film also picked up Best MakeUp & Hair, while being nominated for eight other awards. Leading Actress went to Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine.

ARTIST SONG TITLE A Great Big World Say Something Alessovs One Republic If I Lose Myself Bastille Flaws Bombay Bicycle Club Luna Bruce Springsteen Just Like Fire Would Bruno Mars Young Girls Chvrches Recover Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynne Rather Be David Guetta& Skylar Grey Shot Me Down Ella Eyre Deeper Ellie Goulding Goodness Gracious Foxes Let go for Tonight Grouplove Ways to Go Katy Perry Dark Horse Kwabs Wrong or Right Kylie Into the Blue Le Youth Dance With Me Lily Allen Air Balloon Little Mix Word Up Miley Cyrus Adore You Nina Nesbitt Selfies Paloma Faith Can’t Rely on You Paolo Nutini Scream Pixie Lott Nasty Rebecca Ferguson All That I’ve Got Route 94 ft. Jess Glynne My Love Stylo G Move Back Tensnake Love Sublime The 1975 Settle Down The Vamps Wild Heart U2 Invisible will.i.am Feelin’ Myself Zedd ft. Hayley Williams Stay the Night


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Home and Lifestyle

By Sue McDonald WE are coming to the end of furnishing a lovely property in Palm Mar. The specification from the owner was to use browns and golds in muted, tasteful colours, but to achieve the “wow” factor through the quality and style of the furniture and fittings, rather than using bright colours. The client is quite high tech and likes his gadgets, so, apart from ensuring that there were TVs and docking stations everywhere, we also took the opportunity to install a sofa with built-in speakers and controls.

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On the same Temperatures wavelength drop to zero I suppose it’s like having a surround-sound system without all the extra components. At first, I thought it was a bit of a boy’s toy, but I must admit that it has grown on me! You can connect it to Bluetooth, to the TV or to your phone, and the controls are in the armrest with the speakers all along the back. It certainly adds a certain dimension to watching a good action film. In actual fact, technology has made some major changes to the furnishings business. When you think how much TVs have changed in the last 1015 years, you can see that wall units to accommodate them have also had to change. Nowadays, most TVs are fixed on the wall,

leaving much more freedom to fit the design and shape of the furniture around them. In addition, there is no need for a computer table in the house. Most people have laptops nowadays which, of course, with wifi facilities, can be used anywhere in the house. Also in the Palm Mar house, we used a coffee table which has a top that lifts up. It’s perfect for using the laptop in front of the TV for multi-tasking, and also for snacking there, too. Fortunately, the property has three lovely bedrooms, plus a fabulous garden and terrace areas with sea views; otherwise, they might actually spend all their time on the fabulous sofa!

A BIG freeze is underway, with Másmóvil clients noticing a substantial drop in temperatures with the all-new PLAN ZERO. This plan allows Másmóvil clients to talk free for the first five minutes of EVERY phone call. All you need to pay is a call set-up charge of just 18,15 cents, IVA included! And from minute six onwards, you can phone for just 3.63 cents/min (IVA incl.) Plan Zero allows you to use the Internet as much as you want, and it now comes with an extra 512 MB for many of the Internet bundles for the same price as before! Másmóvil has also decided to upgrade the 500 MB option to 1GB, the 1GB to 1,5GB and the 2GB to 2,5GB without extra charge. That means you can get 1GB for just five euros, plus IVA, so you only ever pay for what you actually need! Should you ever exceed the limit, all you

pay is 3.63 cents/MB, including IVA, and you will even continue to enjoy the same speed as before! For those who only ever talk on the phone, there’s an option without Internet as well. Plan Zero allows you to use the Internet as much as you want, and it now comes with an extra 512 MB for many of the Internet bundles for the same price as before! Másmóvil is all about transparency without small print, fines or permanence clauses, so you may leave whenever you want! You may even “park” your SIM card for up to nine months at a time, so you avoid those ex-

pensive, roaming charges when you go back home. And you can continue to keep the same Spanish number when you come back! This, together with a polite customer-service team who speak no fewer than six languages (English, German, Spanish, Scandinavian, Russian and Finnish), makes Másmóvil a firm favourite with expats. Over 150.000 satisfied customers can’t be wrong. Find out more about the terms and conditions for Plan Zero by phoning tollfree number 1473 today, or visit www.masmovil.es for the name of your nearest Másmóvil agent.


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Thistles… or are they? By Margaret Tully I FIND myself in recovery mode this week after having an operation on my sinuses.

This means that I cannot smell the beautiful flowers, which is just as well as hubby didn’t buy me a bunch for Valentine’s Day. Seriously, though, I miss smelling the flowers and I thought that this week I would look at flowering plants which appear similar but don’t have any scent. Thistles! You are already conjuring up a spiky, purple-headed flowering plant which grows in brushland, or in Scottish woodlands. This is not necessarily false, but there are thistles - or at least their common names suggest as much - growing right here in the Canaries. I have previously mentioned Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum), which is a favourite plant of mine and I have included it in my “Green Box” for edibles. The problem is identifying it correctly. I know my plants are Milk Thistle because I bought seeds from a reputable herbal supplier, and I have gathered the seeds from my plants over the years. They are so easy to grow here as they love the warm conditions this climate offers. It’s worth repeating the uses of this plant because it has been used in its entirety for hun-

dreds of years by many cultures. I use only the leaves and the seeds now, but you can use the roots and the stem. The plant is excellent for the liver, aiding in cleansing the organ from toxins, such as alcohol. Don’t overdo it though. Just chew a few seeds now and again and use the leaves by cutting away the prickly edges and eating the young leaves in salads, or boiling the older leaves and use as an alternative to spinach.

The plant is strong, with an erect, spineless stem with alternate green leaves that have white mottling on them and are spiky-edged. The flowers rise up with their beautiful purple/pink heads of bristly tips. And, as the plant dies back, the flower heads dry and each one contains lots of seeds. The seeds, or fruits, are black with white, hairy attachments, which are easily removed. This is when it gets confusing. I rescued a plant a few weeks ago.

It had spiky leaves which were green and it had a slight mottling on the leaves just like Milk Thistle. When I got it home it flowered, yet it was not a thistle but, in fact, a poppy-like flower. It was, after identification, found to be the White Prickly Poppy (Argemone albiflora). But if it hadn’t flowered it could easily have been mistaken for a Thistle. It is always wise to wait until a plant flowers, as it is another way to identify it. You can look at the leaves, stem, flowers and seeds. Thistles which are identified as such here in the Canaries are from the Sonchus genus: they are the Sonchus congestus, Sonchus oleraceus and the Sonchus acaulis or Sonchus canariensis, which is known as the Giant Sow Thistle or, in Canarian, the

Cerrajon Mount. It looks like a giant dandelion. I saw one in Cho Pancho some time ago and couldn’t believe my eyes. But I had no idea at the time what it was. They are endemic to Tenerife and Gran Canaria and get their common name because it is said that pigs enjoy eating them. They seem to be edible for humans, too, but I wouldn’t risk it. In La Gomera and El Hierro there is the Sonchus hierrensis which, again, is a Giant Sow Thistle. The leaves are not bristly on any of these plants, yet they are still known commonly as Thistles. They are all in the family Asteraceae which is the daisy family again! In fact, there are absolutely hundreds of daisy types. Growing Milk Thistle If you want your own Milk Thistle plants in your garden space, they are really easy to grow. You can get seeds from other gardeners on the Islands (such as me, if you fancy a seed swap) or you can send away from online companies such as “Mountain Herbs”, who are licensed to send seeds abroad. *Take your seeds and lay them on the top of flattened multi-purpose or seeding compost *Sprinkle a layer of soil over the top to just cover them *Place the tray or pot into a tray of water and allow the earth to become wet *Once this happens, take the pot or tray out of the water and leave in a warm but semi-shad-

ed spot to germinate. *Soon, you will have little seedlings which are so cute. But they grow so quickly and need transplanted as soon as there are four true leaves *Give each plant its own pot and let them develop Once they are too big for their pots and the roots are showing out of the bottom, plant into final position in the garden or, if in pots, plant into 5in pots at least. Soon a flower head will emerge - and then the beautiful flower. Gather seeds for next year and you will never need to buy any seeds again. As the thistle is an ancient Celtic symbol and, in fact, was used as the national emblem for Scotland since 1249, it’s only fair to mention the Scots Thistle (Onopordum acanthium). It is a prickly thistle and was said to pierce the foot of a Norseman who thought that by removing his footwear, he could sneak up on the Scots. Yikes, that must have hurt. In saying this, in those days the Spear thistle (Cirsium vulgare) was abundant in Scotland and so, it could actually be the true Scots Thistle. It is difficult to identify different thistles, let alone plants which are commonly called Thistles. But they are all fascinating, nevertheless. And I hope that when you see the humble Field Sow Thistle or the more impressive Giant Sow Thistle, you look at them more closely and don’t simply brush them off as weeds.

SOW IT… GROW IT… TASTE IT I’m cheating a little this week, but I don’t think Thistle pie would go down to well, But at least the recipe has a “Milk” connection. Homemade Rice Pudding Ingredients *500ml of milk (coconut, semi-skimmed cow’s milk, full-fat cow’s milk) *Handful of short grain

rice *2 tbsp white sugar *2 cardamon pods *1 tsp of jam (strawberry, blackcurrant) Method *Put washed rice into a pot and just cover with water *Bring to the boil and put a lid half on pot and turn heat down to a simmer

*Let the liquid slowly disperse. *Drain off any liquid that may be left - rice should be soft and edible *Take cooked rice and put into the pot again and cover with the 500ml of milk *Bring to the boil and turn heat down immediately to a

simmer *Add the cardamon pods (slightly crushed) *Put a lid half on and

let milk soak into the rice, making it swell even more *When half the milk

has been soaked up, add the sugar, stir to dissolve *Leave pot on slow simmer until all the rice has swelled and there is just a small amount of thick, milky liquid behind. “Serve straight away and add the jam, or leave to cool and add the jam once cold


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Health and Beauty

By Val Sainsbury CANCER victims are reducing their chances of survival by holding back on reporting the symptoms because they do not want to waste the doctor’s time.

Even though going to a GP immediately increases the chance of the cancer being caught, some are waiting up to a month after noticing signs. Research reveals that there are concerns about people not knowing how to recognise the signs - or are too embarrassed to describe lumps over the phone. Some patients adopt a stoical approach and decide it is not worth bothering their GP. Britain has one of the worst cancer-survival rates in Europe, and experts believe it may,

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Don’t delay

cancer check-up partly, be because patients are delaying seeking help. Typical symptoms that patients ignore include a persistent cough, which could signal lung cancer, or a sore throat and ulcers, which could mean throat cancer but are mistaken for a cold. Other symptoms can include general weight loss and tiredness, and delays of a month can be life-threatening. Once reluctant patients eventually see their GP and have a diagnosis, they still have to wait to be referred to hospital for further tests and scans. In fact, it can be several months before treatment begins, by which time the cancer will have spread and become more difficult to treat. Research by the University of Cambridge and University College

London has found that patients with rarer cancers affecting the throat wait the longest. They asked 14,320 cancer patients how long they had waited after first noticing troublesome symptoms before seeing their GP. The average time was 10 days, rising to 22 days for patients with oesophageal cancer, and 30 days for oropharyngeal cancer – both affect the throat. Women were, on average, 10% less likely to wait around than men, who are notoriously reluctant to seek medical help. Sara Hiom, from Cancer Research UK, which commissioned the research, said: “Some symptoms are more obvious than others, so the important thing is to get to know your own body and what’s normal for you.

“When cancer is diagnosed earlier, treatment is usually more effective and the chances of beating the disease are higher.” The study, published in the International Journal of Cancer, found the over-75s were 80% more

likely to see their doctor promptly than younger patients, suggesting they are more alert to the symptoms. And those with more common cancers tended to seek help more quickly. The average time was a week for

breast-cancer patients and six days for prostate cancers. The shortest time was for bladder cancer - two days - and kidney cancer, three. The symptoms for these two tumours are alarming - blood in the urine -which explains why patients do not wait around. Professor Jane Wardle, of University College London, said: “These findings suggest that lack of knowledge about symptoms may play a significant role in any delay in going to get checked out with the doctor, for oropharyngeal and oesophageal cancer.’ In 2011, researchers at King’s College London warned that patients were being too stoical about cancer symptoms, with two-thirds waiting at least a week before making an appointment.

Reasons to miscarry - or are they? ONE in four miscarriages might be preventable if the mum-to-be had paid closer attention to avoidable risks.

That’s according to a Danish team of researchers, whose comprehensive study did not meet with the approval of two eminent professors based in London. The “avoidable risks” included being underweight or obese before conception, and drinking alcohol during pregnancy. The study claims that working nights and lifting heavy loads also increased the chance of miscarriage, as did being in the over-30 age group. It also revealed that if women were able to cut these risk-factors to low levels, 25% of miscarriages could probably be prevented. Each year, 250,000 British women have a

miscarriage. Most happen in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, but up to 10,000 occur at a later stage. Scientists from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, looked at 91,427 pregnancies between 1996 and 2002, of which 3,177 ended in miscarriage

before 22 weeks. At 16 weeks, women were asked about their lifestyle before conception and during pregnancy. Those who had already experienced a miscarriage were asked about their habits before it took place. The study found that age, drinking alcohol,

lifting more than 44lb (20kg), night shifts and being obese or overweight were all associated with miscarriage. Age and alcohol were the most significant factors, said the report in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. It added: ‘In a pre-

vention scenario where women conceived at the age of 25 to 29 years, consumed no alcohol during pregnancy, were normal weight before pregnancy, did not lift more than 20kg daily during pregnancy, and worked only during the day, 25.2% of miscarriages were preventable. “This scenario resulted in the highest preventable proportion of miscarriage.” Sandra Feodor Nilsson, one of the researchers, said: “Miscarriage is the most common adverse pregnancy outcome, affecting at least one in seven pregnancies.” Half of all miscarriages result from chance abnormalities in the baby’s chromosomes, which can cause the mother’s body to reject the foetus. Professor Tom Bourne, a consultant gynaecologist at London’s Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital, said: “This is a big study, but it does

not really say anything new. There are also issues of recall bias, and the fact that they show an association rather than causation. “Saying that by changing X or Y, a percentage of miscarriages could be prevented is quite a statement in the absence of an interventional trial. However, it does add to the view that alcohol in pregnancy is not a good idea.” Patrick Wolfe, a professor of statistics at University College London, also disagreed with the team’s conclusions, saying: ‘This study does not establish a causal relationship between its reported risk factors and miscarriage. “The study has several statistical limitations, and so I caution that its conclusions may be subject to over-interpretation.” He stressed that it should not be seen as “the last word” on the issue.


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Health and Fashion

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My fun-filled days of guns and poses!

THICKER, FULLER SHINIER HAIR… A REAL MIRACLE By Carl from Robot

By Ruth Benson

THE headline made you look, didn’t it? And if only this were true. Sadly, it’s just clever marketing, using words to confuse and deceive.

IN a previous article, I mentioned that the award season had begun and how important fashion was for making a statement.

And I’m not talking about rip-off merchants or some wheeler-dealer, either. I’m talking about some of your regular hair-care manufacturers who claim to have miracles in bottles, and new ways to give you what you don’t have, or yearn to have, when you see the adverts on TV or in a magazine. I have talked about this subject before, but the hype seems to be getting worse - advert after advert about THE new shampoo, or THE must-have home haircolour. Time and time again, I see advertisements about products that simply cannot do what they claim to be saying. For instance, a make of home hair-colorant which says it “blends together three salon tones to create multi-tonal hilites”. In reality, this is impossible to do with one tube of colour at home. It requires the use of foil hi-liting and the application of different colours to achieve this. The one colour in a box will NOT give you this effect - end of story, no matter what the makers

claim. Another is a certain hair-colour company which uses a wellknown TV presenter to promote its colours. She’s shown with a full head of luxurious, thick hair, claiming she uses a home hair-colorant! In reality, she has very fine, wispy hair - and, obviously, I cannot imagine her sitting at home trying to create a salon-quality colour when she earns a fortune. And what about those shampoos which claim to “cut out salon visits” because their ingredients “seal” split-ends and thus, prolong your next salon visit for a haircut? Absolute fantasy! Then there are the hair-thickening products, which say they will create volume and a full head of voluptuous tresses. Check out the advert. The girl featured has had a professional blow dry, and whoever created the look has used a tin of hairspray! If I can see this, then I hope you can, too. Always read the small print at the bottom of the ad. Check out the claim

that “72% of women tested agreed”. Yes, they did, and 28% said they didn’t agree! But they don’t put that last bit in. It’s there in front of you to see, but you don’t ever read it, do you? I don’t even know how they get past Trading Standards. But then, THE biggest hair-care brand is owned by the world’s biggest company. They make breakfast cereals, so is their heart in their clients who buy their hair-care products, or are they only interested in your pockets? I’m not saying “don’t buy anything from anywhere but a salon”, but what I am asking you to do is think before you buy. Ask yourself if the claims being made are really achievable, or pure fantasy? Is the product doing what it claims, or pulling the wool over your eyes? I can’t decide for you because it’s your money. But it’s me who has to put things right when what you are using, or what you have used, has had an adverse effect.

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Well, one of the films nominated for the Oscars this year has been noted for its fashion alone. American Hustle is set in the Seventies and, therefore, the clothing depicts what was in fashion at the time. Love or loathe the Seventies, the fashion was iconic with flares, platforms, big hair and beards. The film has actually brought back how dramatic the fashion was. Hadley Freeman, who writes for the Guardian, asks: “Did people really dress like this? She even goes on to say that the Oscar the film should receive is for costume and hair, because of the outlandish hairstyles and clothing. In her article, she goes on to say that those born after the late Eighties will look on this film and not believe that people actually looked like

that. Hadley’s image of how previous fashion trends are perceived by those who did not experience them is all wrong. Her view is: “In order to prevent such disasters as the Seventies style returning, we should always dress with one eye on how future generations will mock us.” I cannot agree with her because, to me, this is what fashion is all about and how it has been depicted in each decade: the Sixties, short skirts: early Eighties, punk and New Romantics are such examples. Part of fashion is having fun, and having worn one

of these trends at one time or another brings back memories, good or bad, of being at a disco or party; maybe even dancing round your handbag. It is better to have these memories, (even if the photographs make you squirm) of having worn these fashions in the disco or out on the town, than looking back and not having had the fun experiences which come with these clothes. My own personal fashion journey had me as a child in flared cords with a bowl haircut, to wearing a peach puff ball at the school disco, moving on to college and university in my Stone Roses T-shirt and purple kickers. I do look back on these memories as some of the most fun of my life. Oh, not forgetting, of course, my wedding dress and maternity jeans - two of my most memorable fashion choices.


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21st February 2014 - 27th February 2014

A real Shanghai EVEN for longterm residents, there are parts of Las Americas which are still to be discovered.

Some areas are in need of regeneration, while there are newer commercial centres or strips popping up. And the Gourmetland group seem to understand this concept. They have created an amazing new row of restaurants behind the Safari centre and Hotel Vulcano, next door to the popular Parque de la Paz strip of bars. The area is immaculately clean, grass freshly cut and with some lovely flowers, shrubs and arrangements. Love India we have reviewed before, and I’m looking forward to visiting Melrose’s in a few weeks. And this week we enjoyed the beautiful Shanghai Chic. I’ve been looking forward to the visit, as I do all

of Gourmetland’s restaurants. But this time there was a sense of excitement. Shanghai Chic has couple of staff from Oriental Garden, including

the manager, Johnny. And I was keen to find out how similar they were and, also, whether SC would find its own direction. The old mantra “if it’s

not broke, don’t fix it” is very true. While Shanghai Chic does retain the OG feel and spirit, it certainly has a different voice. And don’t let the

name make you feel pigeon-holed. There are strong Chinese dishes, of course, but there are just as many Thai and Japanese options, as well as the unique Tibetan Tandoori. Now this we will cover on a separate visit, but if you are a regular diner, ask yourself this. Have you ever seen, let alone tried, Tibetan food? You know what you have to do. I’m sure you have seen the “kitchen nightmare” shows on TV. You know, the ones where Gordon Ramsey or Robert Irvine turn around failing restaurants. One of the things they change is the menu normally slicing down a 50-dish menu to one that is barely a dozen.

Now, while this might work in the deep south of America, or in New York, there are strong reasons for doing the exact opposite in somewhere like Shanghai Chic. And their near-200dish menu will be one of the keys to their success. Ordering is hard. Very hard. Nearly as hard as watching the other tables eating what you would like to try as well. For example, one of the tables next to us had Canton-style baby back ribs, Citrus Duck, Thai chicken and a Korean barbeque. To the other side, there was a delightful French family enjoying Sashimi Moriwase, Angus Te Maki, Amberjack Nigiri and Ox Maki. I had just to order some of the Ox Maki. Beef sushi? Seriously, as they say in advertising, it’s a must! As I mentioned, it’s the menu options that grab you at Shanghai Chic. And it’s different from Oriental Garden. In fact, you could visit 20 or 30 Asian restaurants and never stumble across these dishes, flavours or concepts. Eventually, we went for a variety of starter-dishes, and a special main course. Along with the mentioned Ox Maki, we enjoyed the Galician Mussels, Har Gau, Sui Mai and Massaman meatballs. The Galician Mussels were completely new to me. They are whole Mussels served inside the shell with coconut


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surprise milk and spicy, Thai flavourings. The sauce is so rich and spicy that you want to order some bread to mop up the sauce. The Har Gau comprises gorgeous shrimp dumplings, which you dip in a soy-and-ginger sauce. It’s so hard to cook correctly and requires some skill. As does the Sui Mai, which is a similar Pork dumpling. But where the Har Gau is closed, the Sui Mai is an open dumpling. They were both stunning. The Massaman meatballs were nice and spicy Thai beef balls with a tangy coconut sauce. Again, it was something completely different. The main dish was on the manager’s recommendation. Johnny suggested the Tibetan Tandoori Jumbo Prawns. These were whole king prawns with ginger and galangal. They were so perfectly cooked that the flesh eased away from the

shell, and the ginger brought it alive. It took all of five seconds to fall in love with Tibetan food. To accompany, we tried the beef fat noodles with sweet chilli and mint. Chilli and mint? Really? Yes, really! As with all Gourmetland restaurants, the wine list was extensive, the staff as friendly as they come - and the toi-

lets spotless. The opencooking system adds a lovely atmosphere. The restaurant is outside, but it’s not cold because the heaters will help you feel at home. Shanghai Chic at the moment is a great little secret, but it will not stay that way. Shanghai Chic? Go for the food, and you’ll come back for the menu. For reservations, call 922 789 518

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Our not-sosupermarkets! IT MAKES you want to throw up! You arrive home from your weekly shopping at the supermarket and proudly hand over your two-for-one bargain. Only for your husband to point out that it would have been cheaper for you to buy the items individually. Sadly, supermarkets seem more than happy to baffle us with special offers which are far from special. An investigation by consumer association Which? has revealed the confusing tactics used by shops to encourage spending Cadbury’s Giant Creme Eggs were priced at £10 in Tesco and Sainsbury’s in February last year. They were then on offer at Tesco for £8 and at Sainsbury’s for £6.66 from March onwards. Another common tactic used was putting

signs for offers near to products not included in the deal. Marks & Spencer put a “2 for £4” sign near to packets of mixed grapes, but the fruits next to the sign weren’t included in the offer. Which? also found evidence that certain products were made smaller, but the price remained the same, or even more. For example, in Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons, the price of Persil Small and Mighty Biological Colour Liquid increased, despite the size decreasing by 17%. Which? also discovered a bigger “value” pack didn’t always mean better value, - and buying smaller packs or separate items often worked out cheaper. Many stores placed £1 signs on products - such as bags of spinach at Tesco - despite the item always costing the same

price. Which? executive director, Richard Lloyd, said: “We’ve uncovered pricing tactics that make shopping for your weekly groceries look like tackling an obstacle course.” A Tesco spokesman told Which?: “We use £1 labels to draw attention to our good prices. We believe customers recognise it isn’t a special offer.” A Sainsbury’s spokesperson said: “The use of ‘Only £1’ doesn’t indicate a special offer - just great value. Customers buy Easter eggs from the moment we stock them. This egg was competitively-priced even before discount.” Asda said: “We would never deliberately mislead customers on price, while M&S said: “All our products have a shelf-edge label next to them, stating the price and promotional details.”


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A Senior View

21st February 2014 - 27th February 2014

LOVE AND MARRIAGE

By Monica Dyson HOW was Valentine’s Day for you in the Canary Islands? Frank Sinatra sang “Love and Marriage, go together like a Horse and Carriage”. But do they really go together in today’s society? Valentine’s Day used to be a popular date for marriage proposals. But, it’s amazing how different family structures have become in the UK over the past 60 years, with engagements and weddings having much less importance than they used to have. When I was a teenager I knew girls who had “got into trouble”, becoming pregnant out of wedlock and, very often, “having to get married” Sometimes, with the help of their families, they didn’t get married and brought up the child as a single mother. Sometimes, the child was brought up by the girl’s parents as her sibling. And sometimes, they went away to a home to have the baby and had it adopted. Being a single mum didn’t seem to be the career choice which, it seems, many young women make today. I’m not generalising here, but, whenever I travel on a bus or tram, there seems to be scores of young mums without wedding rings. The reports in our local press of babies born over Christmas and New Year referred for the most part to “partners” rather than Mr and Mrs. A leading family lawyer said recently that, in her opinion, marriage was as important to the na-

tion as climate change and poverty. She said that the growing number of families without fathers was doing more harm to the next generation than factors such as smoking, alcohol, poor diet and lack of exercise. She warned that a conspiracy of silence surrounded the issue because political leaders were afraid to say that married families were better for children than cohabiting families, or single parents. With exceptions, of course. I have two good friends who each brought up a child as a single mother, and, some 40 or 50 years later, can look upon it as a job well done. Their respective daughters became successful, happy and confident people. However, their mothers would be the first to admit that it wasn’t easy; least of all the stigma they encountered, and the financial problems.

Although the divorce rate in the UK is high, married parents are, apparently, more likely to stay together during a child’s formative years, with children of single mothers having greater problems than those of cohabitee or married parents. It has been said that the problems started in the Eighties, when it became easy for single mothers to obtain a council house and benefits. Thus, it made the single state one of independence - and a way of leaving the parental home. But things were very much different in the Fifties and Sixties, and I wonder if the cost of today’s weddings is a good enough reason for many young couples choosing to remain unmarried at a time when marriage levels in Britain are at an all-time low.

Cohabitation has risen 64% in a decade, with almost half of children now born outside of wedlock. In the old days, you didn’t live together. You got married from your parents’ house. It was unheard of for any young person to buy a house of his/her own. And a woman would have needed a male guarantor to even rent a flat. Courtships were long, while “saving to get married”, with the wedding traditionally being paid for by the bride’s father, who would have usually been asked for his daughter’s hand in marriage! Once engaged, you would start collecting your “bottom drawer”, which would be full of things like tablecloths and tea-towels. There was no such thing as wedding registries at stores like John Lewis. You could be

asked what you would like for a wedding gift or, there again, you might not be and end up with three toasters. The wedding and reception would have been booked at least a year in advance, always on a Saturday, often clashing with some football fixture. Unless, of course, the prospective groom put his foot down and insisted that the wedding be held out of season. That didn’t happen very often because the wishes of the bride and, more importantly of her mother, were law! There had to be plenty of time for the purchase of a wedding dress and bridesmaids’ dresses, and to book the venue for the wedding breakfast, as there wasn’t the choice there is today. There would be a sitdown meal after the service, with no evening reception and no wedding planner or Master of

Ceremonies to formalise the proceedings. The meal, often held at the Co-op, would be plain and simple. No favours, no chocolate fountains, no mock magazine covers; just a meal, toasts and speeches. At some point during the afternoon, the bride would get changed into her “going away outfit” and the whole wedding party would then wave the happy couple off on honeymoon, usually somewhere like Torquay. Towards the end of the Sixties, an evening event started to become popular to accommodate all those people who were not considered important enough to be asked to the main event! There was usually music but, funnily enough, if there were a live band, no one ever danced to them - only to the records during the band’s interval! Even then, weddings were an expensive business, but the cost of stag and hen “dos” were minimal compared with today. They usually took place on one evening, often at the Black Swan or the Locarno. No week-long affairs in Magaluf with customised T-shirts, L-plates or bridal headdresses. And when it was over and the happy couple were happily living either in a home of their home or with in-laws, it started, didn’t it! “When are you starting a family? You don’t want to leave it too late, you know!” Remaining a childless couple by choice really wasn’t an option, not in those days! A giggle for you – Little boy asked his father: “How much does it cost to get married, Daddy?” His father replied: “I don’t know son, I’m still paying for it!”

Swallows go Tea Dancing on THE Swallows will be holding their next fortnightly Tea Dance at Lewinskis Bar on Wednesday (26th Feb). The bar is on the corner of the traffic lights below Los Cristianos bus station, and tuition

for beginners with professional teacher Beverley is from 1.30pm to 2pm. This is followed immediately, until 4pm, with social dancing for everyone, and features Ballroom, Latin American and

Modern Sequence. The cost is four euros each, with profits shared between the Swallows’ official charity, Cancer Research in Tenerife, and the Living Room in Las Americas, which offers support to

local workers and the homeless. The Wednesday March tea dances will be held on Wednesday 12th and Wednesday 26th. For further information, contact Beverley on 636 817 265.


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Bernie Bucket time again T O N I G H T (Friday) is the cue for Bernie Bucket’s annual fund-raiser for Cancer Research UK at Showtime, Las Americas.

Previous years with her at Showtime have proved hugely successful, with a plethora of the Island’s artistes performing, and prizes galore. They have all been donated by many local businesses, with some worth hundreds of euros.

We spoke with Bernie earlier in the week, and she is again overwhelmed by the show of support from Tenerife’s residents. Bernie has been a fulltime fund-raiser for CRUK for five years, and she has been instrumental in generating more than 150,000 euros in that time. Jamie Drew, from Oasis Fm, has been invited back this year to host, and he is delighted at the prospect. You can still get tickets for this evening’s event, which is always a top night out.

Acts appearing are Nathan Jones, Keith Singleton, Ged Bolton’s Rod Stewart, Soul Train’s Sebastian Whitaker, Dominic James, from The Sound Of Musicals and, finishing the night, Suzie Moore, a vibrant, top-class female vocalist. You get to see all this talent, with a twocourse meal, and raise money for CRUK, for just 20 euros. Transport to and from the venue is available, so don’t hesitate: call Bernie now on 602 401 436 and book one of the few remaining tickets.

Live Arico News

Katie and pals’ birthday bbq OUR lovely horse Katie will be 13 soon and we are having a party.

Come and join us at Horse Riding Adventures on Sunday, 2nd March, for a birthday barbecue as we celebrate not only her birthday, but the birthdays of Alfie, Olivia and Luke which all fall at the same time. From 2pm there will be food and drink aplenty. It will be our third bbq there and the first two were fantastic - so come and enjoy yourselves. Get involved with us Why not become a member of Live Arico and get involved in what we do. You can set up a monthly payment of just three euros via our website www.livearico.com or make a one-off yearly payment in cash at any of our shops. We will just need a little bit of info about you to add you to our members’ book, and you can attend our AGM and really get into the work we do. Call Sue on 629 388 102 for more information. Our charity shops If you have unwanted quality clothes, cds, dvds, shoes, household items or children’s clothing, call Siobhan

now on 630 857 626. And do come and see us. We have shops in Los Cristianos, Calle Revron near Churchills Bar, and San Eugenio, opposite Hotel La Nina by Amandas bar at las Carabelas complex. Both shops open from 10am-4pm Monday to Friday, and until 2pm Saturday. Kel opens the Los Cristianos shop on Sundays.Come and have a browse, bag a bargain and help the

animals. Kenya and Rosa, Dogs of the Week Kenya and Rosa are six-month-old sisters looking for their forever families. They are quite small, loving, playful and extremely sweet. They are also fully vaccinated, chipped and sterilised. Our usual adoption 140-euro fee includes all the above. Call Sue on 629 388 102 for more information.

The Tenerife Family Church in Coral Mar, Costa Del Silencio are pleased to announce their next event on Wednesday 5th March starting at 11am. Come along and bring a packed lunch so that you can enjoy during the short break and get the chance to chat with everyone who comes along. All are welcomed to come along and explore their creative side, men and women. We look forward to seeing you all there. There is a small charge of 3 euros per person for the craft work. For more details contact Irene Bruce on 602 586 565.


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Motoring

By Jav

21st February 2014 - 27th February 2014

Don’t blink or you’ll miss it!

McLAREN Automotive are sure to wow the crowds at next month’s Geneva International Motor Show with their fastest, series -production supercar of all.

The McLaren 650S joins the range as an additional model alongside the 12C and soldout McLaren P1™. The designers have lifted knowledge from both models, as well as utilising the company’s 50 years’ experience of competing at the highest motorsport levels. The new, greasedlightning machine will be available as a fixedhead coupé or as a Spider, with a retractable folding hard top. It will almost certainly redefine the high-performance supercar segment, and has been designed and developed to provide the ultimate drive for those behind the wheel on race track or road. The 650S badge designation refers to the power output - 650PS (641 bhp) - of the unique

British-built McLaren M838T twin-turbo V8 engine. The S, which stands for Sport, underlines the focus and developments made to handling, transmission, drivability and engagement. Performance figures of the speedster, costing from £190,000, will be confirmed ahead of the Geneva Show (between 6-16th March), and they’re likely to be 0-62mph in three seconds, with a top speed of 207mph. Whatever the outcome, they will definitely improve on the already-rapid 12C, which will continue to be sold. The design is inspired by the McLaren P1™, previewing a new fami-

ly-design language. The front bumper gives this new McLaren a dramatic, yet clean appearance and sits below new LED headlamps, which reflect a similar look to the McLaren P1™. The more integrated front splitter contributes to increased levels of downforce, giving a greater level of steering feeling and confidence to the driver on turnin, while also adding to the agility and the car’s handling balance. Unique door blades behind the front wheels direct air from the trailing edges of the front splitter, further benefiting front-end grip and vehicle balance. Its aerodynamic performance is as efficient as the 12C, boasting

the same drag coefficient figure, yet the air is being worked harder and more efficiently as it flows over, and through, the functional bodywork. At 150 mph, downforce levels are increased by 24%. McLaren Automotive chief Mike Flewitt says: “As always with McLaren, the new design is there for good engineering reasons. “The newly-designed front bumper improves downforce and steering turn-in. The highspeed handling balance is now even better, and the LED lights use less power and last longer.” Unique side intakes behind the dihedral doors feed large, efficientlypackaged radiators, which help provide the

cooling requirements of the mid-mounted, compact engine. The five-spoke, lightweight, forged 650S alloy wheels are unique to the model, and are fitted with Pirelli P Zero™ Corsa tyres to offer optimised road-holding, handling and driver feedback. The 650S builds on experience from success on the track, and ground-breaking technologies fitted to other McLaren models. Active aerodynamics, which feature on both the 12C and McLaren P1™, have been further developed and honed to ensure the ultimate performance. The McLaren Airbrake, originally fitted to the 12C and 12C Spider and designed to offer optimised levels of downforce on the rear of the car, now operates at an even greater level, providing increased stability. The newly-developed system means the Airbrake deploys whenever the car senses that extra downforce is advisable - rather than simply under-braking, or when manually operated in Aero mode. Mike Flewitt adds:

You cant buy a car... because of its colour

By Emma Swain WHEN you are considering buying a car - new, second-hand or upgrading your current model there are many things to consider. Firstly, you should decide on your budget and have a contingency plan in case the car you fall in love with is a little more expensive than your budget. Once you have decided on how much you can afford, you should factor in any other costs, including insurance and potential transfer costs. A lot of cars sold in-

clude the cost of transfer in the price, or it can be negotiated if you are a serious buyer. The costs of both new and second-hand cars vary from make to make, and from UK prices. In general, new cars here tend to be sometimes a little cheaper than in the UK. But second-hand cars hold their value and are more expensive than the identical model in the UK. Part of the reason for this is that we are on a small island and there are substantially fewer cars than, for example, on mainland Spain. Both the transfer costs

and insurance premiums differ from the UK, where to change ownership is fairly straightforward and involves simply filling out a form and sending it off to Swansea DVLA. Here, the cost of transferring a car can be quite substantial, depending on the make, model and engine size, as well as age and official valuation of the vehicle. Also, it cannot be completed unless the purchaser has an NIE number and/or a Residencia, an in-date Passport and proof of address, such as a Certificate of Empadronmiento or Registered Escritura.

Once you have decided on your budget, you should ascertain which size car you want - 2,4,5,7 or 9 seats and whether you want manual or automatic transmission, as this will affect the type of vehicle you can look at. It is not such a good idea here to set your sights on a specific make and model because, quite often, they are just not available. A woman will tend to choose a car by size and colour, such as a white Seat Ibiza, whereas a man will consider more practical options, like engine size,

fuel consumption and, generally, size as the last thing. Women tend to prefer a smaller car, probably because it’s easier to find a parking space on all their shopping trips! You should always insist on a test drive, and ask when the cam belt was last changed. If this has not been carried out, it should be done as a matter of priority - dependant on the vehicle’s age and mileage. By test-driving a car, you will get a feel of how it suits your needs, even though you may be a little nervous at the time. People often start

“McLaren are a fastmoving company, continually striving for improvements and technical advantages. “We are always seeking to innovate, to be the class leaders, to bring new technologies and thinking to market. That’s our Formula 1 heritage shining through. “Everything we’ve learnt from the 12C and the McLaren P1™ has gone into the design and development of the McLaren 650S.” Yet it is not simply a stripped-out road-racer because ride comfort and refinement are up to executive saloon standards. Also, the 650S models are equipped with IRIS satellite navigation with Bluetooth telephony, DAB digital radio, wireless tethering, audio streaming and voice control as standard. Options include fixed-back carbon racing seats, based on the lightweight design found in the McLaren P1™, an electric steering column adjustment assisting ingress and egress, a rear-parking camera and extended carbon fibre throughout the interior. looking for a small or compact car and end up with something completely different, simply because they had a test drive in something they had not previously considered. When buying a car, insurance costs will play a part but they sometimes vary quite substantially from UK costs. Here, it is the car and not the person who is insured, so, dependent on your policy, it means that in the event of you becoming ill when out, or perhaps having a little too much to drink, another driver (within the specified age limits and criteria) is legally safe to drive your car home. If you have any questions or queries, please contact me at emma@ motorworldtenerife. com or call 629 048 529 or 922 783 828.


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Puzzle

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PRIZE Godoku!

WIN! Tickets for bowling at Megabowl The rules of Godoku are simple - just enter the letters stated below once in each row, column and 3 x 3 square within the puzzle grid. When you have completed it a word will appear.

Email the answer to info@canarianweekly.com before 5pm on Wednesday 26th February and you’ll be in with a chance of winning.

Last Weeks winner (Issue 840): Kristina Stuttle Please come up to the OasisFm / Canarian Weekly offices to pick up your prize. You have until 21st March to pick up and ue your vouchers.

This week’s letters: C H I L N O R S Y This week’s mystery clue: Craig McDonald’s direct-to-ebook thrillers feature this writer (9 letters).

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30-Second Brain Training

What better way to train your brain. Starting at the left with the number provided, work across each of these lines applying the mathematical instructions to your running total. Don´t reach for the calculator - that´s cheating! Write your final answer in the last box of the line. Aim to complete each round in about 30 seconds. Good Luck! Starter Number

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Sudoku X...

Just enter the numbers 1 - 9 once in each row, column and 3 x 3 square within the sudoku X puzzle grid. In addition to standard sudoku, the numbers must only occur once in each side of the ‘X’ that is marked on the grid.

9 6 1 4 5 6 2 9 5 7 2 3 8 6 3 7 4 9 6 1 4 3 6 1

Brain Training: Beginner: 7 Intermediate: 29

Advanced: 36

Making you think: Answer: 1. Taking any series of 3 numbers in a straight line in the diagram, their total is always 19.

And 2 normal sudokus for you aswell...

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Godoku:

Sudoku X: 4 1 9 5 8 6 7 3 2 5 8 7 1 2 3 4 6 9 2 6 3 4 7 9 5 8 1 8 5 1 7 6 4 2 9 3 7 9 2 3 1 8 6 4 5 36 3 4 9 5 2 8 1 7 1 2 8 6 3 5 9 7 4 9 7 6 2 4 1 3 5 8 3 4 5 8 9 7 1 2 6

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A point gained, or two lost?

By Roscoe

CD Tenerife 1 Real Zaragoza 1 AT the start of the season, even at the start of the match, I think most fans would have taken a draw at home to Real Zaragoza.

On paper, on teletext, it’s a fine point. However, but for one minute of madness, it would have been three fine points. But on reflection, it was a fair result. Both sides squandered chances to take all the spoils. Tenerife were let down by some poor finishing, while young keeper Roberto produced some decent stops to deny the visitors. But it was his one moment of madness, six minutes from time, which gifted Zaragoza a point. It happens with young keepers. They produce some good saves and the adrenaline comes rushing to the surface. A free-kick is drifted in, and it looks like an easy pluck. But suddenly, you are 10 yards off your line

and the ugly defender is five inches taller. And then, bang, the ball is in the onion bag. Zaragoza bossed the early exchanges, but Tenerife opened the scoring midway through the first half. Some dogged wing play from Suso produced a lovely

Position

dink cross for Juanjo to head home deftly. There is nothing quite like scoring on your home debut to win the fans over! I wonder what Aridane, sat on the bench, made of it? Both sides then traded chances and, late on, it looked as if Tenerife

Points

PLD

Won

Draw

Lost

F

A

1º SD Eibar

45

26

13

6

7

33

21

2º RC Deportivo

43

26

12

7

7

27 19

3º RC Recreativo

43

26

12

7

7

41 35

4º Real Sporting

42

26

10

12

4

42 32

5º CD Numancia

37

26

8

13

5

29 23

6º Real Zaragoza

37

26

10

7

9

31

29

7º CD Lugo

37

26

10

7

9

26 30

8º Real Murcia CF

36

26

8

12

6

33 30

9º UD Las Palmas

35

26

9

8

9

25

29

10º RCD Mallorca

35

26

9

8

9

35

41

11º Real Jaén CF

34

26

9

7

12º FC Barcelona B

34

26

10

4

12 34 35

13º Córdoba CF

34

26

9

7

10 28 31

14º CD Tenerife

34

26

9

7

10

27 31

15º SD Ponferradina

33

26

8

9

9

30 28

16º AD Alcorcón

32

26

8

8

10 26 24

17º CE Sabadell FC

31

26

9

4

13

18º Hércules CF

31

26

8

7

11 29 42

19º Deportivo Alavés

30

26

7

9

10

39 36

20º Girona FC

30

26

6

12

8

32

21º Real Madrid CF Castilla

30

26

9

3

14 31 36

22º CD Mirandés

30

26

8

6

12 25

10 31 30

30 39

31 32

would hang on. Roberto’s error spurred the hosts forward and Ayoze nearly stole the winner from a fine inswinging corner-kick. Then another Suso corner gifted Aridane a chance, which went begging. It was a fine match, and manager Alvaro Cervera would have been pleased with the attitude, commitment and fight. This was a million times better than the Alcorcon or Sabadell debacles. For a brief moment on Saturday, Tenerife were flirting with the play-offs. In fact, had they held on to win, they would be in eighth place rather than the 14th they now occupy. This division is THAT crazy. Bottom team Mirandes are just seven points off the play-offs, while four points separate the bottom 12. Who will go down or make the play-offs is anyone’s guess. But the tight table has led to some nervy chairmen pulling the trigger. There is a lot to like about Cordoba, but their manager Carrion went on Monday. They have not won for

four matches, and he has been replaced by former CDT, Barca and Chelsea defender Albert Ferrer. It’s a great opportunity for him. Elsewhere, Mallorca’s director of football was fired on Tuesday as he tried to sack manager Jose Luis Oltra. The replacement names were not acceptable to their owner, so Serra Ferrer was sacked. Oltra gets a stay of execution, and it’s win or bust for the Islanders when they take on Mirandes on Saturday. Las Palmas coach Sergio Lobera has been given the dreaded vote of confidence. The Gran Canarians have the worst record in the league in 2014, and have not scored for four matches. Tomorrow (Saturday), they host Girona, who scored six last week! And Tenerife face the side Girona battered. Lugo have had another fine season and they just had one of those days at the office, it seems. It took Girona half-an-hour to score, and then they popped one in every 10 minutes. Lugo are a small club, even in this league. They

are a smart, compact side who are normally build on their solid defence! In fact before Girona, they hadn’t conceded in four matches and they were nicely positioned in the play-offs. They will be desperate to get back to winning ways but, for a side at the top end of the table, they don’t score many. They are happy to sit deep, soak up pressure and hit on the counter or set-piece. This is not the way to play Tenerife. If they invite CDT forward, they could be in trouble. And Cervera has options. Edgar and Juanjo have given him some fresh choices since joining last month. And with Aridane fully fit, he could spring a couple of shocks. Chechu and Nano are certainly out, while it may be too soon to risk Borja and Aday. Sunday’s match kicks off a tricky little run of matches, and a point would be perfect acceptable. But in many ways, the match revolves around Lugo. Would an early Tenerife goal shatter the fragile confidence?


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A lucky 13 for Steve?

AS mentioned last week, the race for the most Premier League 180s is really hotting up.

Tied on nine apiece now are Steve, of Target Army, Mick, of Bar 180 A and Phoenix Bar’s Mitch. Steve fired in his ninth in a stunning 13-dart leg as his team hammered Gaffers A. Richard, of Bar 180 A, also chalked one up during a top-two clash with Palms Sports Bar. At 4-1 down, the Palms boys, with a 114 check by Daniel, came storming back to tie the match. A 6-2 win for Phoenix Bar at Ourplace Natu-

rals included a maximum by Mitch, and, at the same venue, the Playboys managed to win again! Their 5-3 victory was aided by a 152 finish by Alex. The Pub, still chasing hard for that third place, notched up a 6-2 success at Vikings Ensecan.

PRemier division ResultS

Congratulations to Division One Rood, whose 5-3 win at Marilyns guarantees them promotion to the Premier League. But who will be joining them? Gaffers B are almost there after just pipping Chipeque. Emerald Lounge, however,

came seriously unstuck at Bar 180 B, losing 7-1. Promotion nerves maybe? That result means there are just five points separating third from sixth. Game on! Elsewhere, Sumerlands’ 6-2 win at Naughty Nautas has

brought them to within five points of Barracuda Bytes, and they could yet avoid the drop. More back-slapping in Division 2, this time for Emerald Shamrocks. A 6-2 victory over Barracuda Hunters means they will be plying their wares in Division One next term. It’s been a superb effort in their first season in the league. La Cana Lancers scored three valuable points at Tenerife Sun in the race for third place, although the gap did narrow a bit after Pas O Nadas beat the Playgirls 6-2. Sundowners took the trebles leg to win at The Rebels, while just around the corner, Phoenix Flights gave a

Division 1 ResultS

Division 2 ResultS

Amistad 1 0-8 Bar 180 C Bar 180 B 7-1 Emerald Lounge Barracuda Bytes P-P Trap Door Gaffers B 5-3 Chipeque Pool Bar Marilyns 3-5 Rood Naughty Nautas 2-6 Summerland

Emerald Shamrocks Pas ‘O’ Nadas Phoenix Flights Tenerife Sun The Rebels

Premier Division Table

Division 1 Table

Table P W D L F A +- PTS 1 Bar 180 A 28 23 4 1 176 48 128 176 2 Palms Sports Bar 28 21 3 4 162 62 100 162 3 Phoenix Bar 29 20 6 3 155 77 78 155 4 The Pub 28 19 3 6 147 77 70 147 5 Target Army 29 16 4 9 141 91 50 141 6 La Caña Pirates 28 12 3 13 107 117 -10 107 7 Target Titans 29 9 5 15 103 129 -26 103 8 Ourplace Naturals 29 10 4 15 102 130 -28 102 9 Vikings Ensecan 29 7 5 17 99 133 -34 99 10 Gaffers A 29 3 5 21 62 170 -108 62 11 Ourplace Playboys 29 3 5 21 61 171 -110 61 12 Scruffy Macs 27 2 5 20 53 163 -110 53

Division 2 Table

Table 1 Rood 2 Gaffers B 3 Emerald Lounge 4 Chipeque Pool Bar 5 Bar 180 B 6 Bar 180 C 7 Trap Door 8 Naughty Nautas 9 Barracuda Bytes 10 Summerland 11 Marilyns 12 Amistad 1

Ourplace Naturals Ourplace Playboys Palms Sports Bar Scruffy Macs Target Army Vikings Ensecan

2-6 5-3 4-4 P-P 7-1 2-6

Phoenix Bar Target Titans Bar 180 A La Caña Pirates Gaffers A The Pub

P W D L F A +- PTS 30 24 5 1 163 77 86 163 29 19 6 4 145 87 58 145 29 15 4 10 133 99 34 133 30 15 3 12 133 107 26 133 30 15 6 9 132 108 24 132 29 12 7 10 128 104 24 128 28 8 11 9 110 114 -4 110 29 7 7 15 106 126 -20 106 28 10 6 12 103 121 -18 103 29 8 7 14 98 134 -36 98 29 4 3 22 78 154 -76 78 30 3 5 22 71 169 -98 71

strong performance to put 6 past Amistad 2. The League’s calendar tells me that most teams can enjoy a wellearned rest this week as we turn our attention to the John Lowe team handicap semi-finals. These are the ties to be played, and good luck to you all: Trophy Tenerife Sun 666 v Sundowners 576 Bar 180 A 1026 v Summerland 711 Plate Target Army 966 v Picassos 621 Marilyns 696 v Phoenix Flights 546 Consolation cup, 2nd rnd The Pub 981 v Emerald Shamrocks 651 Ourplace Playgirls 501 v Scruffy Macs 861

6-2 6-2 6-2 5-3 3-5

Barracuda Hunters Ourplace Playgirls Amistad 2 La Caña Lancers Sundowners Bar

Table P W D L F A +- PTS 1 Tenerife Sun 29 22 5 2 166 66 100 166 2 Emerald Shamrocks 29 21 3 5 150 82 68 150 3 La Caña Lancers 29 14 7 8 127 105 22 127 4 Pas ‘O’ Nadas 30 14 3 13 123 117 6 123 5 Picassos 28 11 8 9 118 106 12 118 6 The Rebels 30 12 6 12 118 122 -4 118 7 Sundowners Bar 29 12 5 12 116 116 0 116 8 Bar 180 D 29 11 7 11 113 119 -6 113 9 Phoenix Flights 29 10 8 11 109 123 -14 109 10 Barracuda Hunters 28 8 3 17 99 125 -26 99 11 Amistad 2 29 6 5 18 89 143 -54 89 12 Ourplace Playgirls 29 2 2 25 64 168 -104 64

Curlers’ Bronze bonanza! B R I TA I N ’ S women curling team grabbed a last-gasp bronze medal yesterday (Thursday) to help Team GB equal their record Winter Olympics tally.

Skip Eve Muirhead’s perfect last stone secured a 6-5 victory over Switzerland in the

bronze medal play-off in Sochi. A delighted Muirhead said: “We knew we had to step it up and we did. The girls were fantastic. “When you look at our successes over the last couple of years since we’ve come together, this was the one medal we were missing as a team - and we’ve managed to get that. “For us to finish the Olympic Games on a high makes it even more fun.”

The medal was Britain’s first women’s Olympic curling medal since Rhona Martin team won gold in 2002. Muirhead’s team, which included Anna Sloan, Vicki Adams and Claire Hamilton, fought back from an early 2-0 deficit to snatch third place in dramatic circumstances. Liz Nicholl, chief executive of UK Sport, said: “For them, it is due reward for the years of

training and preparation they have put in. “But for British winter sport, we are witnessing history in the making. There has been a record investment of National Lottery and Government funding into British winter sports, and now we have a historic medal haul.” And there will be more Curling success today as Britain’s men face Canada in the goldmedal final.


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Top two march on

IT really will be a case of who blinks first as we approach the last few months of the season.

The race to win the Direct Telecom 8 Ball Pool League looks like going to the wire. Champions Tenerife Hammers A are still in the top spot, but the gap is just one point - and Gaffers A are keeping up the pressure. Hammers were in action at Terrace Bar A down on Amarilla Golf this week, and it certainly wasn’t a match for the purists. Both teams made mistakes, but the difference on the night was in-form Jambo. He bagged two 8-ball clearances, and both against new Terrace player Sergio! Ouch. Hammers dropped a few soft frames, but they squeezed over the line and bagged the points. Meanwhile, Hammers’ C team were looking to do them a favour in Torviscas. They gave Gaffers A a real match. The scoreline flattered Gaffers, though, and Hammers C should have taken a point.

Third spot in the league looks to have been already decided, with Phoenix Knights having a nine-point cushion over the team in fourth. They kept up their winning ways with a victory over fellow-Los Abrigos team La Caña A, who are fourth. Phoenix Potters were hoping to move a little closer to La Caña but slipped up at Exiles A, who were value for their win. But Potters have two games in hand over La Caña and, if they can get the points, they will move above them and closer to their stablemates, the Knights. Palms A have started to go through the gears, picking another three points up by beating basement boys Toscales A. They look well-placed for a top-six finish, while The Peacocks improved their league position, moving out of the bottom three with a solid win over The Treehouse A. The league’s remaining match ended in the only draw of the night, with Inn the Pink A and Dreamers A sharing the points. In the Second Division, Inn the Pink B

Division 2 results

Division 1 Results Exiles A Inn The Pink A Palms Bar A Phoenix Knights Tenerife Hammers C Terrace Bar A The Peacocks

7-5 6-6 7-5 8-4 4-8 4-8 7-5

Phoenix Potters Dreamers A Toscales A Bar La Cana A Gaffers A Tenerife Hammers A The Treehouse A

Division 1 Table

Table P W D L F A +- PTS 1 Tenerife Hammers A 24 21 1 2 190 98 92 64 2 Gaffers A 24 20 3 1 192 96 96 63 3 Phoenix Knights 24 12 7 5 168 120 48 43 4 Bar La Cana A 24 10 4 10 135 153 -18 34 5 Phoenix Potters 22 9 6 7 129 135 -6 33 6 Palms Bar A 24 9 5 10 141 147 -6 32 7 Inn The Pink A 24 9 4 11 150 138 12 31 8 Exiles A 23 9 4 10 136 140 -4 31 9 Dreamers A 23 8 5 10 135 141 -6 29 10 The Treehouse A 22 8 4 10 132 132 0 28 11 The Peacocks 23 7 3 13 120 156 -36 24 12 Terrace Bar A 24 6 4 14 118 170 -52 22 13 Tenerife Hammers C 24 6 2 16 125 163 -38 20 14 Toscales A 25 3 4 18 109 191 -82 13

kept themselves at the top with a tight victory over James Place. There was little between the sides as the lead changed hands on

numerous occasions. But the Patch posse just about got home. Palms Bar B are comfortably in second place, just four points behind, and they kept within touching distance with a win away at Shorty’s, despite being 3-1 down. Palms have two games in hand over Inn the Pink B, so it promises to be a close run-in. Exiles B are still in the hunt for a top-three finish after beating Tenerife Pool Tables, and Bluebell B will also be

2JZ Bar La Cana B Dreamers B James Place Shorty’s Tenerife Pool Tables Toscales B Treehouse B Bluebell B Division 2 table

9-3 3-9 3-9 5-7 5-7 4-8 7-5 3-9 6-6

Picasso’s A Bluebell A Next Door Inn The Pink B Palms Bar B Exiles B Hoppys Bar Gaffers C Gaffers B

Table P W D L F A +- PTS 1 Inn The Pink B 22 17 3 2 169 95 74 54 2 Palms Bar B 20 16 2 2 160 80 80 50 3 James Place 21 14 3 4 163 89 74 45 4 Exiles B 21 13 3 5 152 100 52 42 5 Bluebell B 19 13 2 4 127 101 26 41 6 Gaffers B 18 12 4 2 137 79 58 40 7 Bluebell A 22 11 5 6 148 116 32 38 8 2JZ 22 10 4 8 140 124 16 34 9 Gaffers C 22 9 5 8 137 127 10 32 10 Kandi 13 21 9 5 7 127 125 2 32 11 Terrace Bar B 21 9 4 8 134 118 16 31 12 Hoppys Bar 20 8 6 6 125 115 10 30 13 Next Door 22 8 2 12 123 141 -18 26 14 Toscales B 22 8 2 12 118 146 -28 26 15 Tenerife Pool Tables 21 6 3 12 111 141 -30 21 16 Treehouse B 20 6 0 14 97 143 -46 18 17 Bar La Cana B 20 5 1 14 93 147 -54 16 18 Picasso’s A 21 2 3 16 88 164 -76 9 19 Shorty’s 22 2 1 19 88 176 -88 7 20 Dreamers B 21 1 2 18 71 181 -110 5 there or thereabouts come the end of the season, despite a draw against Gaffers B. Bluebell A put in a fine performance and were worthy winners against La Caña B. But with the current points’ difference and games in hand, it looks like the

Bluebell bragging rights will go to the B team. 2JZ’s were too strong at home for Picasso’s A, and Next Door beat Dreamers B. Rounding off the results, Toscales B squeezed past Hoppys Bar, and Gaffers C had the better of The Treehouse B.

BOD fit to face England ALL eyes are on Twickenham this weekend as Ireland try to land the Triple Crown.

England will be buoyed after the shutout win in Scotland, and both sides have been given confidence this week. For Ireland, the legendary Brian O’Driscoll will create rugby history. He will draw level with former Australian

George Gregan’s record of the winning the most Test caps. The 35-year-old will earn his 131st cap for Ireland tomorrow (Saturday) when, combined with his eight Lions nods, he will draw level with Gregan. Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has made two changes to the replacements bench from the side who smashed Wales, with Iain Henderson replacing Dan

Tuohy and Jordi Murphy in for Munster’s Tommy O’Donnell. England boss Stuart Lancaster has also made a couple of tweaks. David Wilson comes in at tight-head prop, while there is a long-awaited callup for uncapped flyhalf George Ford, who starts on the bench. Wilson replaces the influential Dan Cole, whose season is now over because he has a

bad neck injury. “It’s a shame about Coles,” said Lancaster. “However, David Wilson is an experienced international with 31 caps, and he showed in his three starts against Argentina last year what he can do. “And it’s great to have George involved. He has settled in well and we are confident in his ability, should he get his opportunity from the bench.”


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Premier League Preview By Adi Benson IT’S hard to believe that there are just a dozen games to go, and still nothing is becoming any clearer.

Four teams are capable of winning the league - maybe even five if Spurs carry on winning. And at the bottom, there are 11 teams who could possible get relegated. What a finish we have in store! Chelsea v Everton (Saturday, 12.45pm) It may help Chelsea to play first this weekend, as a win would put down a great marker, but they will need to be on their game. Everton are still a hard team to beat, and we know Chelsea have really lacked a strike force, so this could make it difficult for them. Should Everton get a result, then the title race really gets interesting. Prediction: Draw West Ham v Soton) (Saturday, 3pm) West Ham have had a couple of decent wins recently, and they have moved up to 11th. Yet they are still just four points off the relegation places. They will need to continue their good run if they want to avoid a nervy ending to the season. Southampton will be disappointed with the way they played in their recent FA Cup game. They are eighth and have no chance of a Champions League place. Their boss

doesn’t want Europa League football, so is it season over for The Saints? Prediction; Away win West Brom v Fulham (Saturday, 3pm) This is a massive match. West Brom are just outside the relegation places, courtesy of a better goal difference than Sunderland, and Pepe Mel has not set the league alight since he arrived as manager. He is desperate for the win, as are Fulham. This week, Felix Magath is the manager and, at this rate, it could be me in charge next weekend. Despite being bottom they haven’t looked too bad over the last couple of games, and I think they can get the better of West Brom. Prediction: Away win Man City v Stoke (Saturday, 3pm) I am not sure I would want to be a Stoke player tomorrow. City will be hurting after losing to Barcelona in midweek,

and they’ll be itching to punish somebody - and Stoke are in the firing line. City have been scoring for fun at home, although the last few games have been a little quieter. They will attack from the start and try to put the game to bed early. We know Stoke can be good defensively, but they will have to be on their A game to keep the score respectable. That said, will former City boss Mark Hughes cause an upset? Prediction: Home win Cardiff v Hull (Saturday, 3pm) Cardiff cannot seem to get out of the bottom three, but these are the games they have to win. They have home advantage and they really need their fans to get behind them. They worked hard to get promotion to the Premier League and now they need to work twice as hard again to stay there.

Hull started off brightly and had a good first half of the season. But lately they have looked a shadow of that team. Steve Bruce has a winning mentality from his days at Man Utd, and he will need to instil it into his players as we enter the home stretch. Prediction: Away win Arsenal v Sunderland (Saturday, 3pm) Arsenal avenged the mauling they received against Liverpool in the league by knocking them out of the FA Cup on Sunday, but they did not play well. They were better against Bayern Munich on Wednesday and lost! So watch out Sunderland! The Gunners are hurting. However, Sunderland are a resilient side and are fighting with their backs against the wall. I expect a tough game, with Sunderland trying to ruffle Arsenal’s feathers with a physical approach. Prediction: Home win

C Palace v Man Utd (Saturday, 5.30pm) Under normal circumstances, you would go for a United win in this fixture every time. But this season has not been normal for them and Palace will believe they can get points here. The fear factor has gone now, and Tony Pulis knows how best to use the resources he has. He will relish putting a side out against United, and I feel Palace will attack from the first whistle and try for an early goal. David Moyes cannot afford any more slip ups. Prediction: Draw Newcastle v Aston Villa (Sunday, 1,30pm) Newcastle are safe this season and don’t really have anything to play for, which might explain their performances of late. Alan Pardew will disagree with that, yet they have lost their last four home matches, and the rumour is that he will be fired if that becomes five. He de-

serves better than that. Villa are still embroiled in the relegation fight, and they badly need the three points. They still play some nice football and they will feel the points are there for the taking if they can keep it tight early on. Prediction: Away win Liverpool v Swansea (Sunday, 1,30pm) Brendan Rodgers welcomes his old club to Anfield and he must be a happy man. His Reds are just four points off the top spot and, after the FA Cup defeat, Liverpool have no distractions. In recent seasons, they have struggled to beat the clubs below them. But they bump into a Swansea team who had a tough fixture against a good Napoli side last night (Thursday) in the Europa League. If Liverpool start fast, they could easily get five or six. Prediction: Home win Norwich v Spurs (Sunday, 4pm) Just one point off the relegation places, Norwich have got to start winning games. But they have suffered from a lack of goals despite spending big in the summer. Chris Hughton is in danger of losing his job, although Norwich have never been in the relegation zone. Meanwhile, Spurs are flying. Adebayor is like a new signing, scoring goals for fun again, and they are just three points off fourth spot. They will be looking to keep the pressure on Liverpool, and you can’t see beyond another three points for them here. And after that? Well, I’ve seen worse 100-1 shots than Spurs for the title. Prediction: Away win


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