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Two female doctors drown after being swept out by waves TWO British mothers died when huge waves swept them off the rocks at Playa Paraiso and out to sea on Sunday - but their two children and another woman survived.

Barathi Ravikumar, 40, and Uma Ramalingam, 42, both doctors, were on holiday together with their families when the tragedy occurred. They were pronounced dead at the scene, while the third woman was saved by the searchand-rescue helicopter, which had been scrambled following an emergency call. Dr Ramalingam’s husband, Palanichamy Chandra, a 49-year-old consultant gastroenterologist, dived in but could only save their 10-year-old son, Hari. Miraculously, the 14-year-old girl - unnamed - was rescued by Adam Cramer holidaymaker who had checked into his hotel, overlooking the scene, minutes earlier. “The waves are always

very rough,” recalled Mr Cramer, who had stayed at Playa Paraiso - five miles west of Las Americas - several times before. “They come crashing in against the rocks. If you’re stuck out on one of them, you’re going to struggle to get back.” The 49-year-old accountant from Mill Hill, north-west London, rushed down to the shore after hearing a woman shouting for help. He promptly spotted a young girl in the water by the rocks. “Eve-

ryone was just standing there helpless because it wasn’t possible to get anywhere close to the sea to get in and help her,” he said. But Adam, a father of three, waited for a big swell and dived into it courageously, making his way to the teenager. Somehow, he was able to drag her away from the rocks and out of the pull of the waves. “She was conscious and was able to talk to me,” he said after carrying her and swimming for about 10 minutes down the coast, where they clambered on to the shore with the help of a swimming ring. By that time, a helicopter and lifeboat had arrived to help pull the others out of the water. Two ambulances were standing by as well. As emergency crews attempted to revive one of the women, Borja Sánchez, of the Roca Nivaria hotel, heard someone yell that one person was still missing in the water. “The helicopter crew then caught sight of the other woman,” said Borja. “She had been swept further away, but they rescued her and brought her to land. Sadly, they couldn’t revive her.” The tragedy, he said, unfolded in less than 20 minutes and added: “It was a horrendous situation.” Hari was taken to hospital with suspected hypothermia, and the 14-year-old girl was

treated at the scene for minor bruising. The third woman was treated in hospital for water in her lungs and is not believed to be in a critical condition. Mr Cramer said on Tuesday: “The girl told me I had saved her life. She wasn’t even in swimwear - she was in shorts and a T-shirt. “They had been standing on the rocks, looking at the waves crashing in. Unfortunately, one of those waves was so big that it swept them out to sea.” He added: My hotel overlooks a rocky outcrop that juts into the sea, and I felt the group had probably been swept into the water by a wave. “I’ve got three great children and all I can see is the faces of those kids who lost their parents.” Police and the fire brigade assisted in the emergency operation,

and the Guardia Civil is now investigating the incident. Colleagues of Uma Ramalingam, a consultant gynaecologist originally from Chennai, India, who lived in upmarket Bowden, Greater Manchester, paid tribute to her on Monday. Olubusola Amu, a consultant and clinical director of women and children’s services at the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS trust, said: “Uma had been working for the trust for about six years. “She was a fantastic clinician who brought a lot of hope to the highrisk patients attending the women and children’s unit at the Royal Oldham hospital. “This is a terrible shock to me and everyone who knew Uma. Our thoughts are with her family. She will be sorely missed.” The dead woman suffered tragedy seven years ago when her first husband, Dr Kannan Palaniswamy, was killed in a car crash near the Dundee hospital where they both worked. Barathi Ravikumar was a partner at a surgery in Bracebridge Heath, Lincolnshire, where she was described as “a hard-working and dedicated GP”. A statement on the surgery’s website said: “It is with regret that we have to inform you that Dr Barathi Ravikumar has been fatally injured in an accident while on holiday with her family. “Dr Ravikumar joined the practice in 2011 and became a partner in 2012. During her short time with the practice, she was passionate about making a difference to healthcare in Lincolnshire and specialised in working with ‘Looked After Children’. Dr Ravikumar will be sorely missed and leaves behind a husband and two children.” A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesman said: “We are aware of reports of an incident in Tenerife and we are in touch with the local authorities and providing consular assistance.”


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Guargacho school update

EZE GROUP DONATES I.T. EQUIPMENT AFTER hearing of SCHOOL BREAK-IN

A week after callous thieves reaped havoc at a school for handicapped children in Guargacho, staff at EZE Group have provided some cheer by donating computer tablets and digital cameras. Matthew Harper, sales director at Los

Cristianos based EZE Group, handed over the equipment to children and staff during a special visit to Centro de Educacion Especial (CEE) in Guargacho on Wednesday. When the company read about the plight of the school they decided to spend funds

raised through the EZE Group Foundation on replacing some of the stolen equipment. A recent fund-raising visit to Tenerife by Eze Group Ambassadors and darts stars James Wade and Simon Whitlock raised over 5,000 euros for the EZE

Group Foundation and the company decided to use all the money to support island based causes. “The break-in by vandals had a devastating impact on the children and staff, particularly as the school is struggling for funding,” said Mat-

thew. “When we heard about the problem we had no hesitation in using some of the money we raised to replace the stolen equipment. “It’s a small gesture, but we really hope it helps the local community, including parents who have come togeth-

er to raise funds for the school.” Matthew (end right) presented the equipment to teachers Montserrat Diaz Lorenzo (first left) and Juan Carlo Zuppo Gonzalez. They were joined by Helping Hands’ Liz Montague and school attendee Alicia!

Community chips in ALONG with EZE Group, there has been a tremendous response from the community as the CEE Disabled School Adeje tries to get back to normality. The council has released funds to help with the upkeep of the school following last week’s break-in by vile thieves. There are five workmen currently sprucing up the exterior. Pot-holes have been filled in, running repairs carried out and the exterior is even getting a lick of paint. And extra protection has been implemented: there are now security cameras, and the school

will be fitted with security grills. But this doesn’t erase the memory of that horrendous break-in. The police seem to have made little progress in catching the scum who stole everything, from laptops to the special food in the cupboard. As always, the local community has rallied around and there have been many offers of help. Former Amarilla Golf captain Simon Shovler has purchased equipment worth 1,200 euros, including a couple of laptops and other electrical items. Paul and Muriel, from

the Golf Shop next to Canarian Weekly Oasis Fm, have purchased a laptop and a computer. The Lions of Arona, Las Galletas and Costa Del Silencio have agreed to purchase security grills for all the interior classrooms. This will ensure the school is alarmed both internally and externally, while the Santiago Del Teide Lions will be helping on a different project. As usual, those on our entertainment scene have rallied around. Shane Haigh Sousa, who will soon be on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent with his Mister Sister show,


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Canaries lead the way! RAFAEL DOMENECH, a leading bank’s chief economist, believes the Canary Islands will be at the forefront of Spain’s economic recovery.

He maintains the Islands’ economy is set to grow by 1.5% this year, and a further 2.5% in 2015, leaving it positioned to put the recession far behind us.

Domenech, from the bank’s Developed Economies department, outlined his reasons during the Canary Islands’ Status Report on Monday. He was accompanied at a press conference by Fernando Alonso, BBVA’s Canary Islands director. The Canaries “bottomed out” in 2013, and the recovery is just becoming evident, said Domenech, who added that several factors

Rivero demanding road-fund millions CANARIES’ President Paulino Rivero is still battling to collect the outstanding 462m-euro Spanish Government payment for road improvements. The State had promised to pay 639m euros under the Roads Convention between 2012 and 2014, but has so far come up with just177m. Rivero, responding in Parliament to a question from the Canary Nationalist Party, said the Roads Convention, in which that figure was

agreed, was signed in 2006. He highlighted Article 95 in the Fiscal Regime (REF), which says that roads linking the main cities in the Canary Islands are “of general interest to the Islands, and, therefore, subject to State funding”. Rivero said the situation “requires understanding” and stressed that the Canaries Government would “in no way give up what belongs to the Islands”.

has raised over 700 euros as part of a 1,000-euro target. The sum came from donations made after his show. Two charity gigs have also been arranged. The Premier Bar in Amarilla Golf hosts the first event tomorrow (Saturday) from 2pm and there will be another in Los Cristianos at the end of the month. In addition, Linekers

will use their St George’s Day event to help swell the charity’s fund. Monster.travel donated 500 euros after hearing about the robbery, and there have been numerous other donations. This amazing response means the school can start planning a new sensory room and, as the saying goes, “Out of darkness cometh light”.

had contributed to the small but noticeable turnaround. Firstly, he said, financial markets have settled, and there has been a recovery in economic activity and employment, mainly because of the improvement in foreign tourism. This suffered in the Canaries in 2012 (after a gradual decline since 2009), and began its recovery during the second half of 2013,

eventually posting favourable end-of-year figures. This has continued during the first quarter of 2014, and is expected to last throughout the year. Domenech added: “Our expectation is that the end of this spring season and into summer, we will see an influx of tourists equivalent to almost 50% more than in March 2010.

“This has had a positive effect on rates of profitability of the hotel industry.” Domenech, far from forgetting some Mediterranean countries’ financial instabilities during this period, was quick to applaud the “dynamism” of the Canaries, and the offer of “best value” holidays. He also said the Islands faced “significant” challenges and insisted that reforms

must continue to be enforced to increase the effect of labourforce policies, productivity and competitiveness. Domenech closed by saying that 2014 should be “easier” than 2013, given that the process of fiscal consolidation was more advanced than in some areas in Spain, particularly as the Islands met their deficit objective of -1.2% last year.


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Coma family offer 3k reward THE family of a father-of-two, left for dead in an empty swimming pool in Las Americas, have posted a 3,000-euro reward for information leading to a conviction.

They believe Andy Openshaw was the victim of a vicious assault that left him fighting for his life in the Green Clinic hospital. But Arona police, adamant he merely fell or dived into the pool, have washed their hands of the incident, despite evidence from specialists which does not support their view. Andy, from Westleigh, Wigan, was on a stag do in January when, on his first night, he was found on the floor of the Sanraf apartments’ pool with a fractured skull. Arona Police initially claimed he had dived into the pool, but that theory was dismissed by his family. His mother and father flew over and met with the police, refuting their report of the incident after reading their sketchy details. These included a claim that emergency services arrived at the scene at 12.45am, despite a recording of them receiving a call 15 minutes later. They also said he had scaled a huge wall to get in to the complex, even though the gate was wide open. After a big fund-raising campaign to get Andy home for specialist treatment in the UK - insurance companies refused to pay out, believing it to be a drunken accident - a £30,000 total was raised by public sympathisers to fly him back to Lancashire He was taken immediately to Liverpool’s renowned Walton Centre, where the full extent of his appalling injuries was revealed. Consultants said the

31-year-old had also sustained fractured eye sockets, cheekbones and jaw sockets, as well as two broken fingers and a dislocated knuckle. They believed Andy’s injuries were not consistent with him merely falling or diving into a pool. Instead, they were convinced he had been brutally attacked. Relatives of the Westleigh dad, including wife Laura, were told that he had been kicked around the eye sockets, the cheekbones and lower jaw, and that he had front temple fracturesas well as the main impact to the rear of his head. Since these details were revealed in February, the family have become determined for

the truth to come out, despite Arona police’s attitude. Leigh MP

Andy Burnham has also thrown his weight behind the family’s case,

but there has been no progress. However, after carrying out their own investigations, the Openshaws believe there is a key witness, who saw the attack and they have decided on the cash incentive for any information that leads to a conviction. Andy’s father, Simon, said: “If this were to happen, it would help the truth come out and the insurance would also have to pay out.” “But our only way forward now is for someone in Tenerife to come forward with information. “The Spanish police have now altered their initial report, with their inaccuracies, which we had given to us, with a lady called Mary from the British Consulate present. But they still

claim Andrew dived into that pool.” Although the family are frustrated that the investigation has not been reopened, there have been positive signs with regards to Andy’s progress in recent weeks. Initially, Spanish doctors gave him 48 hours to live, prompting relatives to fly over to Spain to be at his bedside. Now though, with him back in Britain, he has made steady progress. “He has been making some movements,” added Simon. “He has also started trying to speak and he’s been making noises, which is obviously a really good sign. “The other day, a nurse heard him call Laura’s name, and a nurse in another room came running in after she heard it, too.”


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A humbling experience I SPENT last weekend in the UK – well, Dorset to be exact. It’s the sort of place you couldn’t wait to leave as a youngster. It’s in the middle of nowhere, there was nothing to do and it was so boring. But as an adult, it’s paradise. Because it’s in the middle of nowhere, there is nothing to do and it’s so boring. I like the trips back to the UK because they remind me of how happy I am to be living here. There really is so much we take for granted. Reading the local papers, I was overcome with the feeling of relief. Relief that we don’t have to fill this paper with so much crime and bad news. But we still have our bad days. The events of Monday (pages 1and 3), and last week’s disgusting burglary of the CEE school in Guargacho, are a sharp reminder of how horrible this world can be. On Tuesday I was fortunate enough to visit the school (page 4) with Liz Montague, from Helping Hands, and EZE Group’s Matthew Harper, to see first-hand what had happened. Liz is a regular visitor, but it’s safe to say that Matt and I were not prepared for what we saw. The school has 28 children and they all have severe disabilities. I can only imagine how hard it must be for the parents, and that is why the CEE School is so im-

portant. The 15 teachers, carers and helpers are doing amazing work every single day. It’s easy to see the progress being made, together with the rewards the children get from their hard work. The school is basic, in every single way. There is no central government funding and the local councils give minimal help. That’s not a dig, but a fact. The school relies on the charity it receives, and the help it has been given is repaid in spades by the work being done to help these incredible children. I’m delighted and proud that our community was able to rally around and ensure the thieving scum didn’t affect the lives of these brave kids. I cannot undersell how important the stolen items are to the children’s progress. But, thankfully, they have no understanding of what has happened. After an hour at the school, I left without a care in the world because my problems and troubles are nothing. But I left with one wish. I hope the scum responsible are caught, and then made to look every child in the eye. Before their nice “welcome” - in some 6 by 8!

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AN attempt by Catalan authorities to stage a referendum on independence on 9th November has been rejected by Spanish MPs.

After seven hours of debate, 299 MPs voted against the motion, with 47 votes in favour and one abstention. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy earlier warned a referendum would be “an economic disaster” for both Spain and Catalonia. Plans to let the eastern region people break away from Spain has led to months of constitutional debate. The region already enjoys a wide degree of autonomy, but Spain’s economic crisis fuelled Catalan nationalism. All Spain’s major political parties, including Mr Rajoy’s conservative Popular Party and the Socialist opposition, opposed the petition, with Catalan and Basque nationalist parties voting in favour. Rajoy repeated his ar-

gument that a referendum would be considered illegal because, under Spanish law, referendums on sovereignty must be held nationally and not regionally. “Together we all win - but separate, we all lose,” he told Parliament in a pre-vote debate. “This isn’t just

a question of law, but of sentiment … I can’t imagine Spain without Catalonia, or Catalonia out of Europe.” But following the vote, Catalan President Artur Mas said his regional government would still press ahead with the plan to hold a referendum in November.

Catalan President Artur Mas had previously signalled he would not break the law. But now he said: “Some would like to present this as the end of the matter but, as President of Catalonia, I say to them that it is not the end.” He added that the Catalan authorities would search for legal mechanisms to find a way to continue consultations on the referendum. Tensions between the Spanish Government and Catalonia’s regional government have been rising in recent months. The regional government announced in December that it had decided on the two questions it would put to the electorate. Voters would be asked if they wanted Catalonia to be a state, and if they wanted it to be an independent state. The Catalan regional authorities have a long history of fighting the central authorities in Spain for greater autonomy. Catalonia is one of Spain’s most developed regions, with a population of 7.5 million.

Property market is on the way up THE Canary Islands was the only region to post positive property sale figures between February 2013 and this February.

But on a national level, sales fell by 27.6% in the same period. The figures were released on Wednesday by the National Statistics Institute (INE),

and show an overall fall in sales for the 10th consecutive month. As for the sales figures between January and February this year, a drop of 16.1% is the highest month-onmonth fall since 2010. The annual decline is down mainly to a drop in the sales of new homes (down 37.4%), and, to a lesser extent, by the sales of previously-owned homes (down 17%). The region posting

the highest number of sales per 100,000 of the population in February was Andalucia (94), and that region also led the table for absolute sales, with 5,182 properties changing hands. Behind Andalucia was Valencia (3,842 sales), Madrid (3,776) and Catalonia (3,625), while the regions with the least number of sales were La Rioja (212), Cantabria (282) and Asturias (418). In relative terms, the

Canaries was the only region to increase yearon-year sales, posting a 5% improvement. Regions suffering the biggest drops were Asturias (-43.5%), La Rioja and Cantabria (both -42.2%) and Galicia (-41.2%). Rural properties also experienced an annual drop, farm sales falling by 18.2%, donation deals by 40.4% and swap deals by 42.5%. But farm inheritance figures rose by 8.1%.

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Bumper holiday period on cards TWO of the biggest tourism employers in the Canaries predict a “magnificent” Easter for hotels.

Fernando Fraile, President of the Las Palmas Federation of Hospitality and Tourism (FEHT) says surveys indicate that hotels will have generally higher occupancy rates than in previous months, echoing last year’s figures. And Ashotel (Tenerife Hotels Association) believes there will be 89% occupancy in South Tenerife, falling to 63% and 40% in central areas. Fraile expects both hotels and apartments to show high occupancy levels, despite a predicted fall in Scandinavian tourism, because of the current trend of switching from the Canaries to the Mediterranean after the spring.

Flights from Scandinavia start to decrease from this week, which may affect the apartment occupancy figures. Fraile also expects Canary Island residents to take holidays within the Islands, particularly after what he described

as a “cold” winter. As for visitors form the mainland, Fraile suspects that high ticket prices may affect figures for Easter Week. Even so, he is “delighted” with figures that showed the influx of foreign tourists was up by

10.5% last month, compared with March 2013, adding: “This is great news.” But Fraile was disappointed with the delays in implementing the Canary Islands Tourism Renewal act, calling it “a shame” that supply

and demand were not being taken into consideration. “If Gran Canaria had as many beds on offer as Tenerife, we could receive a million more tourists a year, and create employment for many people,” he

stressed. Meanwhile, Ashotel President Jorge Marichal said profitability was improving because of small but noticeable price increases, which have set tourism on the road to recovery after the recession. Regarding recruitment, Marichal does not expect to see much of a rise because many establishments have retained their staff from the winter season. Ashotel estimates that in addition to the encouraging South Tenerife occupancy figures, La Gomera is set to soar, with levels reaching 90% over Easter. Marichal believes that this is a critical time of the year, along with Christmas, and is a good indicator of tourism industry’s progress, year on year. Even in the recession, he added, they were still peak occupancy periods.


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Renewable energy draws a bit nearer THE price of renewable energy throughout the Canary Islands should be in place by the summer.

That’s the message from Francisca Luengo, Canaries’ Minister for Employment, Industry and Commerce. It follows this week’s meeting between Luengo and Alberto Nadal, the Spanish Government’s Energy Minister. Luengo said the Ministry for Industry was committed to a price of 84 euros per megawatt, which was agreed in principle back in 2012, but was not made official at the time. “The process is imminent,” said Luengo. “It should come into effect before summer.” The demand for renewable energy in the Canaries is expected to be high, and Luengo also said the community hopes to supply 30.6% of its energy from such renewable sourc-

es by 2020. Pumping stations and electrical cables will have to be installed between the islands to carry the supply. In addition, Luengo stressed that the Canary Islands aim to produce their own electricity to “reduce the deficit and improve economic and social welfare”. It was also agreed to discuss prioritising the work, making the development of Chira Soria an immediate requirement, as well as the electrical inter-connections between Gran Canaria-Fuerteventura and Tenerife-La Gomera. Luengo added: “Without these works, pumping stations and interconnections, it is not possible to increase availability of renewable energy in the Canary Islands.” He also said it was three times cheaper to produce renewable energy than energy from fossil fuels.

Faulty plane turns back LOW-COST airline Vueling’s 7am flight from Los Rodeos to Barcelona on Monday returned to Tenerife’s North airport with an engine fault. The Airbus 320 was on its ascent to 30,000ft and had reached

20,000ft when the fault was detected. The aircraft, flying over Gran Canaria at the time, turned back to Los Rodeos and made an emergency landing. The flight was rescheduled for Monday afternoon.

Winning space for the Canaries again A SATELLITE photo of the new volcano forming off El Hierro beat off tough competition to win NASA’s Earth Observatory Tournament Earth photo competition last year. And the Canaries have done it again! This year’s

photo, Trailing the Canaries, shows sunlight reflecting off the surface of the sea surrounding the Islands. It was entered in the “art” category and secured more votes in the knockout sections of each round than

some other stunning images. And the picture beat a photo of the Kliuchevskoi volcano (in far-east Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula) in the final. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS),

on board NASA’s Terra satellite, took the image on 15th June 2013. It shows apparent trails on the surface of the sea, caused by the reflection of sunlight on areas of the sea, roughened or smoothed by the prevailing winds.


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PM coming to Canaries! D O W N I N G Street has confirmed that the Prime Minister will enjoy his Easter holiday in Lanzarote.

David Cameron is bringing all the family for his first-ever visit to the Canary Islands. His wife, Samantha, will be joined by their three

children, Nancy, Arthur and Florence Rose. It is understood that the Camerons will be staying on the south coast, most probably in Yaiza. Although it will be the Prime Minister’s first trip to the Islands, he is a regular visitor to Spain. In 2011, he took the family to Ibiza for a long weekend, and pictures of them stroll-

ing the streets of Santa Gertrudis made frontpage news. A few months later he visited Granada, staying in Realejo, and he went back to Spain in the summer of 2012. After the rigours of the Olympic Games, the PM enjoyed a week in Mallorca, where he relaxed on the beach almost every day.

Man dies as trucks collide

AN early-morning collision between two trucks on the TF-1 southbound lane yesterday (Thursday) left one man dead and another hospitalised with head injuries.

The crash, which happened by Arico just after 7am, caused chaos on the motorway, with horrific tailbacks all day - 20km long during the rush-hour!

One of vehicles was a fully-loaded Fonteide water truck. Two other people trapped in the wreckage were freed by firefighters and were not taken to hospital.

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Blind will soon have time on their hands A WRISTWATCH designed especially for blind people is mostly being bought by those who have perfect vision.

The Bradley Timepiece, named after a Paralympian gold medallist who lost his sight in Afghanistan, is up for Design of the Year at London’s Design Museum. It has a stark, circular titanium face, with no hands or numbers. But a ball-bearing rotates to mark the minutes around a groove in the centre. And around the edge of the watch, another ball-bearing rotates to tell the hours. The Bradley was designed for the use of blind people, the latest in a long line of efforts to help those without sight tell the time efficiently. Designer Hyungsoo Kim was in a lecture hall at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in September 2011 when a neighbouring student asked him the time. “My classmate is visually impaired, and had been for 10 years,” said Kim. The student had a watch that could tell the time, but only by pressing a button that would make it speak out loud. Doing so in a classroom could be disruptive, so instead, says Kim: “I was his wristwatch.” There are a number of timepieces designed for the blind, including the Meteor vibrating watch

which uses a series of rumbles to denote hours and minutes. Tactile, or Braille watches, are popular in the blind and partially sighted community. They look similar to a normal watch, but the front glass can be flipped up, allowing the wearer to touch the hands and tell the time. “If you’re blind, you don’t know if you’ve got up in the middle of the night,” said Leslie Duroe, of the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB), which is Britain’s main charity for the blind and partiallysighted. “It can make people feel very insecure to not know what time it is.” Kim’s previous designs were more functional than beautiful because,

though they are a fashion statement for sighted people, he assumed blind people cared about function only. But once he learned otherwise, he set about designing a good-looking watch which would also enable his pal to tell the time. “I put together a team of engineers, and we came up with the idea of a Braille display,” he said. “One that would display the time written out in Braille.” But his prototype experienced poor feedback because, as he explained: “We learned that less than 10% of visually-impaired people can read Braille. “What’s more, many people in the UK and US are not born blind but develop sight prob-

lems later in their lives.” In fact, 82% of those living with blindness are aged 50 or older, according to the World Health Organisation. With less experience of reading Braille, their sense of touch is often less developed. Kim and his team went back to the drawing board and 25 versions were eventually tested by visually-impaired people. There was always a battle between functionality and producing a beautiful object but, finally, a design was agreed upon: a magnet underneath the metal watch face would control two rotating ballbearings for hours and minutes. But even the ball-bearings were subject to de-

bate. “People wanted the ball-bearings to be bigger so they could feel it better,” recalls Kim. “As designers, though, we were concerned that making them bigger would make the watch clunky. We had to find the midpoint.” In September 2011, the same month Hyungsoo Kim started work on his project, life changed for bomb-disposal officer Lieutenant Bradley Snyder. He stood on an explosive device in Afghanistan, suffering serious injuries and losing his sight. Yet by August 2012 just 11 months later - he had won two swimming gold medals at the London Paralympic Games. But the practicalities of daily life were initially a huge struggle. “I was hurt in Afghanistan and the next thing I know, I’m waking up in hospital in the United States,” he says: “There was a 60-hour-long gap in my memory.” Immediately, Snyder found it difficult to get his bearings. “You don’t realise how much you use time to orient where you are.” he says. “At the beginning, it was very disorienting. And especially being in the military, time is all important.” Eventually Snyder was approached by Kim, after a chance meeting with a mutual friend. “Hyungsoo was making a product for blind people,” says Snyder. “I was his blind guy.”

He adds: “I had a speaking watch for a little while. You pressed a button and it told you the time. Snyder says with a laugh: “It was utilitarian. And if I’m on a train, I can’t hear it.” With the watch now named the Bradley, there was an appeal last July on Kickstarter, the crowd-funding website, and 3,681 people from 65 countries backed the project, donating a total of £357,290. It will be available for sale from next month in the US, with the UK and Europe likely to follow later. A further 1,000 people have since pre-ordered the watch online, but only a tiny fraction Kim estimates between 1-2% - are visually impaired. “It bridges the gap between the disabled and the non-disabled,” says Snyder. This incredible timepiece is now among the favourites in the 76 nominations for the Designs of the Year contest at London’s Design Museum. The nomination has already led to interest from European retailers. There’s an obvious gimmick for selling to sighted people: you can check the time in a social or work setting without appearing rude. “The stereotype is that visually-impaired people are not fashionconscious,” says Kim. “I had that misconception, too, but it’s wrong.”


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Canaries’ house-owners are still feeling the pinch THE average price of Canaries’ homes fell by 10.7% in the first quarter of the year.

It represents one of the highest drops in Spain, which saw an average 6.3% drop against the same period last year. The average cost of new ands used housing in Spain is now 1,270 euros per square metre - a drop of 47.1% since the 2007 peak of 2,400 euros - at the beginning of the recession. Despite the disappointing figures, the Valuation Society, which compiled the data, suggests the decline has been less severe than in the past,

particularly in higherquality housing, where the drop was contained at just 3%. Yet the news was better in the cities, house prices in Barcelona and Seville actually rising during the first quarter, posting 0.5% and 3.4% increases respectively. On the other hand, the biggest drops were recorded in Bilbao and Zaragoza, with respective decreases of 14.5% and 14.1%. Regionally, areas experiencing the biggest falls were the Canary Islands (-10.7%) and Valencia (-10.5%). House prices fell the least in Cantabria (-1.3%), Navarra (-2,6%) and Galicia (-3%). The Valuation Society predicts that the downward trend will

continue in the coming months, but will slow down “in the very near future,” becoming less pronounced than in previous periods. In its quarterly report, the Society indicates that despite the slight decrease in unemployment, activity in the housing sector remains “very sensitive to both the difficulties of access and retention of employment” along with “a progressive reduction in family income”. And despite the more encouraging employment statistics, there has not been a significant increase in mortgage approvals, which, the Society says, is an “essential factor for reactivation”.

What’s the story? Liam’s divored! THE six-year marriage of pop stars Nicole Appleton and Liam Gallagher is over following the ex-Oasis singer’s admitted adultery. A “quickie divorce” was granted in a brief hearing at the Principal Registry of the High Court’s Family Division which the pair did not attend. The marriage foundered after reports that the 41-year-old had fathered a daughter with an American journalist. The pair, who have a 12-year-old son called Gene, married at Old Marylebone Town Hall on St Valentine’s Day

in 2008 after getting together eight years earlier. They lived in Hampstead, north London. Among the documents made public was a statement, signed by All Saints Canadian singer Appleton last December, in which she said that Gallagher “admitted adultery to me, prior to it becoming publicised in national newspapers”. She said the woman with whom Gallagher cheated on her “now has a child” by him. Ms Appleton said she first knew about the adultery in July last year. She hadn’t lived

with Gallagher at their Hampstead home in North London since because she found it “intolerable”. In papers acknowledging the proceedings, Gallagher replied “Yes” when asked if he admitted the alleged adultery and said he did not intend to defend the case. The judge held in the decree-nisi document that Ms Appleton had “sufficiently proved” the contents of her petition and “is entitled to a decree of divorce”. Ms is currently on tour in the UK with the reformed All Saints group.


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What do UK pension changes mean for us Tenerife expats? IN last month’s UK budget, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced several changes to the UK pension system.

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funds can be taken as a lump sum, regardless of triviality limit: now three funds up to a maximum £10,000 each. A number of the remaining changes are still subject to consultation and, indeed, legislation in the Finance Act 2015, immediately ahead of next year’s UK General Election, which in itself creates further uncertainty. But the main announcement was that from April 2015 you would be allowed the cash in all of your UK private pensions. Please note this doesn’t and will not include final salary or government pension and, at the moment, QROPS. However what has

been glossed over is that if you cash in your pension you will be taxed, up to 45%. Featured here is an illustration of the tax consequences of cashing-in a UK Pension Fund, based on the proposed rules *These figures are based on current tax rates, they assume no other UK income, and assume that the personal allowance reduces after £100,000 Additional Notes: *In section 2.67 of the

2014 UK Budget Report, the intention is stated to remove the personal allowance from non-residents - unless they can prove close ties with the UK. *If only some of the fund is taken from a UK Defined Contribution Scheme (a SIPP, for example), the balance will be charged at 55% on death - potentially being reduced, subject to consultation, but unlikely to be below 40% even after this. *Final Salary and

Government Pensions will not be able to be cashed-in, and they will no longer be allowed to be transferred - to a QROPS for example. As an expat in Spain you have another route, and many of you will have read about QROPS and their benefits. If you have any questions about your private pensions, or had considered transferring your Government or Final Salary pension out of the UK but decided to

wait, now is the time to act while you still can. If you need independent, impartial advice on your financial future, please contact me by email: laura.mann@ blacktowerfm.com or call me on 922 816 443 to arrange a free consultation. This information was correct at the time of preparation and does not constitute investment advice. You should seek advice from a professional adviser before embarking on any financial planning activity. *Blacktower Financial Management Ltd is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority and is registered with both the DGS and CNMV. Blacktower Financial Management (Int) Ltd is licensed in Gibraltar by the Financial Services Commission (FSC) Licence No: 00805B and registered with the DGS in Spain.


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Adeje’s Easter Passion Adeje’s Easter Week programme, which starts today (Friday of the Sorrows) is a busy liturgical one with a host of parallel cultural activities organised by the Council. The processions are a chance for the public to appreciate some of the town’s most sacred images, many of them artistically excellent, and many restored in the last 15 years under the Council’s Heritage and Conservation Training programme. Adeje Culture Councillor Nayra Medina Bethencourt said: “Adeje’s Easter Week is a very important part of the borough’s cultural calendar. “Many of the people who live here take part in acts and events during the celebrations and, above all, those participating in the live representation of The Passion. “There are also group activities which, year after year, see distinct groups and collectives taking part in liturgical events, among them the Hermandad del Santísimo, the Porteadores de

la Virgen and the Mujeres Adejeras con la Virgen. “We also have the municipal band and groups from the borough’s school of dance and music, alongside neighbourhood associations and other groups.” The Culture Councillor added: “While the council respects the needs of many Adeje citizens, we know that not everyone celebrates this particular festival. “We will work to avoid too many changes or hold-ups on public streets, traffic diversions, etc. We will also have a special security detail in place, made up of the Local Police and the Civil Protection Brigade throughout the Easter events.” The most important events during the celebrations take place on Monday (14th April) Thursday (17th) and Friday (18th). On Monday, one procession with a high turn-out takes place, with many official bodies taking part, such as the Local and National

police, the Guardia Civil, the Civil Protection Unit and the Voluntary Fire Brigade. It starts from the La Viña hermitage in La Postura, with people carrying impressive images of the Captured Christ and Our Lady of Hope, carved in cedar by one of the most important artists of the day, Álvarez Duarte. Maundy Thursday (17th) will see the Mandato procession in the Calle Grande, considered one of the most solemn acts in the Easter schedule, attended by all of the local authorities, including the Mayor, councillors, members of the security forces and representatives of the borough’s associations and other groups. During the procession, a representation of the Crucified Christ by the 18th Century Canarian school, attributed to Alonso de Raya, and the carvings of the Last Supper and the Virgin of Hope, will be carried through the main street. Other solemn events include the Sacred Burial and the Silent, candlelit procession, which take place tonight (Friday) at 7pm and 11pm respectively. This morning, thousands of visitors will, traditionally, come to Adeje to witness the street theatre representation of The Passion of Jesus Christ, with hundreds of Adeje residents taking part. This will be held in the Calle Grande, starting at noon, and will be broadcast live nationally, by Channel 2 TVE. Apart from these events, there is a daily agenda of the celebrations, with

processions, liturgical events, and much more besides. Three neighbourhoods will host processions on the Friday of Sorrows, specifically Tijoco-La Hoya, Fañabé and the church of Santa Úrsula in Adeje town centre Tomorrow night (Saturday), a special Way of the Cross is celebrated, from the town cemetery to the church, starting at 10pm. And on Sunday (Palm Sunday), Armeñime’s

procession begins at 10am, with the procession and blessing, followed by the parishes of Santa Úrsula and TijocoLa Hoya at noon, Fañabé at 12.30pm. And, from 7pm in Los Olivos, the day’s events come to a close with one of the most heartfelt processions of the day - the Oration of Our Lord in the Garden of Gethsemane, from the Las Nieves hermitage. On Tuesday, an emotional ceremony takes

HOLY WEEK PROGRAMME Today (Friday) 6pm: La Milagrosa Church (Tijoco - La Hoya) 6.30pm: Friday of Sorrows, Santa Úrsula Mártir Church (Adeje) 9pm: Ntra. Sra. del Campo Church (Fañabé) Tomorrow (Palm Saturday) 9am-1pm: Confessions at Santa Úrsula Márti Church. 6pm: Mass. 7pm: Concert of sacred music, 9pm: San Francisco Convent, Adeje. Stations of the Cross, from the town cemetery to Santa Úrsula Mártir Church. 7-9pm: Confessions at San José Church, Los Olivos 7pm: Mass at Jesucristo Redentor Church (Callao Salvaje) Palm Sunday 10am: La Resurrección del Señor Church (Armeñime). Procession of Palms and Mass. 11am: Santa Úrsula Mártir Church. Procession of Palms from the Plaza de la Cruz del Llano to the church, followed by Mass 11am: La Milagrosa Church (Tijoco - La Hoya). Procession of

Palms from the old Hermitage to the church, followed by Mass 12.30pm: Ntra. Sra. del Campo Church (Fañabé). Procession of Palms, followed by Mass 6pm: San Sebastián Church, Mass. 7pm: San Jose Church, Blessing of the Palms and Mass, followed by the Procession of Jesus to pray at the Mount of Olives 8pm: San Francisco Convent, concert of sacred music Monday 8.30am: San José Church, Monday-Thursday, communal Morning Prayer. 9am-1pm: Confessions 8pm: Ntra. Sra. de la Esperanza Chapel (La Viña), Mass. 9pm: Procession of Jesus Captive and Our Lady of Hope Tuesday 6-7.30pm: Confessions at Santa Úrsula Mártir Church. 7pm: Mass and the Reception of the Holy Oils. 7.30: Procession, meeting of Jesus of Nazareth and the Holy Mother 7pm: San José Church, Mass and Reception of the Holy Oils. 8-10pm: Confessions 6pm: La Milagrosa Church (Tijocola

place with the procession of the meeting of Jesus of Nazareth and his Blessed Mother. Another comingtogether also takes place, with two neighbourhoods meeting at the Way of the Cross, from Tijoco Bajo to La Hoya. All the information can be found in the Adeje webpage, www.adeje.es in the “culture” section in Spanish and English. ​The programme is also available in Spanish in many local outlets. Hoya) Stations of the Cross, from Tijoco Bajo to La Hoya Wednesday 5-6pm: Confessions at Santa Úrsula Mártir Church. 7pm: Mass. 8pm: Procession to Los Olivos Church. On arrival, penitential procession, then return to Santa Úrsula Mártir. 9am-1pm: Confessions San José Church. 7pm: Mass. 7.30-9.30pm: Confessions Maundy Thursday 4pm: La Milagrosa Church, Mass, followed by Holy Hour 4pm: La Resurrección del Señor Church (Armeñime), Mass, followed by Holy Hour 4.30pm: Ntra. Sra. del Campo Church (Fañabé), Mass, followed by Holy Hour 9am-1pm: Confessions at San José Church. 7pm: Mass, followed by Holy Hour 7pm: Santa Úrsula Mártir Church, Mass followed by main procession. 11pm: Holy hour in front of the altar 9.30pm: Calle Grande Church, Adeje, general rehearsal of Representation of The Passion (The Good Friday Street Theatre).


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By Joe Ferguson

MONDAY was a terribly sad news day. But as day turned to night, anyone would think I was the worst human being on the face of the earth.

Early that afternoon, news was breaking in the UK that two British woman drowned off the coast of Tenerife. As someone who has lived there, my ears pricked up and I wanted to know the full details. Rolling news channels that you can flick on any time of the day are, to me, no longer needed. In the age of social media, with everyone seemingly a registered user of Facebook and Twitter, it is extremely easy to find out details before the media outlets. I had full knowledge of the tragic circumstances surrounding this story within five minutes, largely down to Oasis Fm, Canarian Weekly and expats throughout the Island. It took at least another hour for it to be known in the UK. As you’ve read on page 3, Uma Ramalingam, 42, and her relative, Barathi Ravikumar, 39, were on holiday in the popular tourist resort of Playa

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Paraiso, in the southwest of the Island, to mark the beginning of the Easter holidays when disaster struck on Sunday night. Witnesses said the two women rushed into the ocean to rescue the two children, aged 10 and 14, but quickly got into difficulties near a rocky outcrop.

Horrified onlookers managed to rescue the children and a third woman was winched from the sea by helicopter. But they were unable to save the two women. Any parent, me included, with any decency and intelligence as a human being, must have felt heartbroken.

It was all I could think about that day. Putting myself in that situation, I would not have hesitated for one moment. Then, on the six o’clock news that evening, the story broke that Peaches Geldof, daughter of Bob, had been found dead in her house. Like everyone else, whenever you hear of the death of a “celebrity” there’s a sharp intake of breath and the words, “No, you’re joking,” comes out of our mouths. So you listen to the story and think it’s so sad. A 25-year-old woman and mother of two children dies. But then, after an hour, you’d have thought that story was the only thing that had happened that day. Nothing else happened that day, according to Sky, the BBC and the main ITV bulletins. The story of the two British women was given a 30-second slot in between news presenters asking other “celebrities” for their thoughts on the death of Peaches. At that very moment I saw red, and I took to Facebook and Twitter to see if there was any more news on the two women. As I scoured through page after page, the tributes to Ms Gel-

dof were endless. All of which started with “RIP” and ended with the words, “leaving two children behind. So sad”. And it is. It’s a heartbreaking story. But I wanted to see some kind of tribute to the ladies in Tenerife. The good people of the Island again showed their hearts by persisting with their tributes. But for anyone else in the UK - nothing! So I wrote on my Facebook page: “Just to balance it all up, two British woman drowned yesterday in Tenerife trying to save their kids. But they didn’t write a blog, design clothing, did a bit on This Morning or have famous parents! No, none of that. They simply jumped in the sea to save their kids. Celebrity vs heroic mothers.” That opened the floodgates. I was called uncaring, arrogant, bighead, etc. You name it, I was called it. My Twitter page exploded. Obviously I cannot repeat the names that were fired in my direction in this newspaper. But through all that, I was proved right. Sadly, no-

body seemed to care. The point is that the death of Peaches, as yet unexplained, was more important to those on social media; the death of a celebrity they never met but had read about or saw on television, proves that celebrity culture is the thing foremost in the minds of most people. And the TV channels are not doing their jobs. I was being vilified because of their guilt. I’m still taking hate messages from people all over the world. I’m big enough to not let it annoy me, and intelligent enough to block every one of these idiots of whom I would otherwise never have heard! Death is a horrible thing, and writing about it is not the thing I wish to report in this column. It’s only ever my opinion, so here is my penny’s worth for this week. The death of a young woman leaving two kids, celebrity or not, is sad. The deaths of two women who gave their lives trying to save their children, deserves the respect and our hearts - just like every other hero does.

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Cabildo-owned casinos endure 3m-euro deficit WHILE the future of Tenerife casino workers hangs in the balance, two of the Island’s three casinos posted losses of three million euros last year.

Only the Las Americas made a profit, according to a document leaked to the Press this week. The document was presented by Cabildo technicians to the Council of Insular Government on Monday. The overall deficit

for the year stands at 2,944,224 euros - an increase in losses against 2012 figures.. The Government’s decision to sell off the casinos, starting with the one in Las Americas, is said to be directly related to the losses mounting up. Tenders are expected to be invited soon, and are also expected to be linked to the launch of a massive tourism project for the area. Yet this particular casino posted a 17,601euro profit against the 133,033-euro plus secured in 2012.

Puerto de la Cruz’s Casino Taoro accumulated the heaviest losses, closing 2013 with a 2.6m-euro deficit, and 2012 with 2.2m losses. Santa Cruz Casino suffered losses of 338,000 euros in 2013, against the 2012’s 705,000-euro deficit. The document clearly shows that the Casino Group is suffering massive losses. And that directly affects the Cabildo’s financial position because it is the sole shareholder of the entities. All three casinos were

undergoing plans for restructuring, and only the casino in Playa de las Americas had fulfilled its brief. Casino Taoro’s “situation” ended up worse than before the plans were implemented. The accumulated debt of the group over the past few years amounts to 15 million Euros, which, says the Cabildo, puts it at risk and warns of “possible repercussions” if the sale of the casinos are not pushed through. Meanwhile, 140 workers from the three ca-

sinos, along with union representatives, met on Monday, when accusations were made about the Cabildo favouring a private company with regards to the proposed sale of the Las Americas business.. Union representatives want to know why a particular company has already been linked with the purchase when the first phase of negotiations has yet to be completed. Workers also argue that the Las Americas casino is profitable, and, therefore, selling it off to

save money is not a viable proposition. Gustavo Santana, general secretary of the General Workers’ Union (UGT), said: “There is no legal or economic reason for selling that casino.” And Manuel Fitas, secretary of the Canaries’ Federation of Commerce, Catering and Tourism of the Workers’ Commission (CCOO), spoke of a large tourism project in the South. “Some promoters have expressed an interest in adding a casino to their project,” he said.


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Saturday 12th April 2014, ITV1, 19.15 The one and only Britain’s Got Talent returns for another action packed, fun-filled series this spring with a new addition to the judges’ desk in the shape of the brand new Golden Buzzer! The dream judging panel of Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams, are back on a mission to unearth the most original talent around, searching for a winning act who can entertain the nation and capture the hearts and the imaginations of the Great British public. Joining the judges are the UK’s favourite TV presenters, award winning duo Ant and Dec, who will be guiding viewers through all the acts as only they can. Once again the judges will be saying yes to the acts that impress and buzzing off the acts that fail to make the mark, but this year they will also have the brand new Golden Buzzer for an act they think has that extra special something. Leaving no stone unturned the Britain’s Got Talent auditions have scoured the country, visiting London, Cardiff, Manchester, Birmingham and, for the first time ever, Belfast. Viewers can expect to be amazed and astounded by an incredible line up of acts competing to be crowned this year’s winner, from comedians and contortionists through to singers and spoon players. The lucky act who is crowned the winner in the live grand final will secure a life changing cash prize of £250,000 and the opportunity to perform at this year’s Royal Variety Performance.

The London Marathon

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Mo Farah will be looking to win his first marathon and what a debut – on the streets of London. Britain’s Olympic and world champion in 5,000m and 10,000m is guaranteed a hero’s welcome and he’ll be cheered on by the masses as he tries to beat a top-class field including world record holder Wilson Kipsang and defending champion Tsegaye Kebede. Thousands of club and fun runners will also take to London’s streets, each with their own personal story and objective, some trying to set a new personal best, others trying to raise money for various charities and good causes. The BBC’s team of reporters will be positioned across the course to tell some of those remarkable stories and feats of achievement. The action also includes the women’s elite race and the men’s and women’s wheelchair races. Jonathan Edwards presents the coverage with Steve Cram leading the commentary alongside Brendan Foster, Paula Radcliffe and Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson.


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Friday

Frid

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

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

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

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

07:05 .............Don’t Get Done, Get Dom

11:00 ...............Don’t Get Done, Get Dom

07:50........................ Saints and Scroungers

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

11:45.......................... Saints and Scroungers

08:20 ............. Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

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

09:05 ..........The Great Interior Design Challenge

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

13:00 ............BBC News at One 13:45 .............................. Doctors

10:05 .........Mary Berry Cooks

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

10:35 ........... The Travel Show

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

11:00 ........................BBC News 12:00 .......... The Daily Politics

16:00 ................ More Creatures Great and Small

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

16:30 ................................ Flog It!

14:30 .................................Coast

17:15 ............................ Pointless 18:00......... BBC News at Six

13:45 ........... Cash in the Attic 15:15................... Planet Earth

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

16:15............ The Great British Bake Off

19:30...A Question of Sport

17:15 ....Antiques Roadshow

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

18:00 .................Eggheads

20:30................ MasterChef

18:30........................... Golf

21:00 .................. Have I Got News for You

19:30.. Great British Menu

21:30........... Outnumbered 22:00........ BBC News at Ten 22:35................ The Graham Norton Show 23:25 ...........Bad Education 23:55... EastEnders Omnibus

20:00 .............Mastermind 20:30..... Gardeners’ World 21:00 ..........Natural World 22:00 ....... The Trip to Italy

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

10:30 .................... This Morning 11:25............................ ITV News 11:30.................... This Morning 12:30.................. Loose Women 13:30............................. ITV News and Weather 14:00 .............Auf Wiedersehen My Pet 15:00 .........................Dickinson’s Real Deal 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................Weekend CW Escapes with choice Warwick Davis 20:30 ..... Coronation Street 21:00 ....................The Cube

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

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

23:05 ........... The Battle for Britain’s Breakfast

22:35 ................ The Bourne Identity


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11th

06:00 ...................... Countdown

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

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

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

06:45 ................. Will and Grace

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

06:25........................ Emmerdale

07:00 ................Prehistoric Park

07:10 ............ According to Jim

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

06:55..... You’ve Been Framed!

07:35............. Everybody Loves Raymond

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

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

08:00 ...............................Walking with Beasts

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

11:10.... Conned, Fleeced and Left for Broke

10:00 ...Undercover Boss USA

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

11:00 ...... Come Dine with Me

12:15 .................................... NCIS

08:30....... Walking with Beasts

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

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

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

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

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

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

11:00 ...........Emergency Bikers

13:40.......... A Place in the Sun

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

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

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

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

14:15.......... Diagnosis Murder

16:30................. Fifteen to One

15:15........................... Columbo

17:30...... Come Dine with Me

16:55 .................................Access

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

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

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

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

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

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

19:30 .... Unreported World

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

19:55............... Lent Diaries

18:35.... Caught on Camera

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

20:00 .........Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

19:00...... The Gadget Show

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

21:00 ................ Gogglebox

20:00...... Ice Road Truckers

19:00................. Masterchef New Zealand

21:00 ................. Gypsies on Benefits and Proud

19:00 ............... Britain’s Got More Talent

20:00 ....................... Believe

20:00.................... Two and a Half Men

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

22:00 ................... Alan Carr: Chatty Man

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

13:00 ......... Dynamo: Magician Impossible

13:00........................ Emmerdale

14:00...................... Doctor Who

13:30..... You’ve Been Framed!

15:00...................... Doctor Who

15:05 ........................ The Jeremy Kyle Show

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

16:10 ..... The Real Housewives of Miami

17:00........................... Babylon 5 18:00 .................... Dynamo: Magician Impossible

21:00................ Traffic Cops

April 06:00 ........................... Switched 06:25 ..................................90210 07:10......................... Ugly Betty 08:00................. Rude(Ish) Tube 09:00............. Made in Chelsea 10:00 ........................... Charmed 11:00 ................ Rude(Ish) Tube 12:00 ...............................Rules of Engagement 12:30.......................... Hollyoaks 13:00.......................... How I Met Your Mother 14:00 .....The Big Bang Theory 15:00 ... Rules of Engagement 16:00 ........................... Charmed 17:00 .......................... How I Met Your Mother 18:00........................ The Big Bang Theory 19:00 .................. Hollyoaks 19:30 ...................How I Met Your Mother 20:30....The Big Bang Theory 21:00..... There’s Something About Mary 23:25.................. Rude Tube

23:05 ........ 8 Out of 10 Cats

22:00...... Law and Disorder: Catching Criminals Live

23:55.....Brooklyn Nine-Nine

23:00............. Webcam Girls

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

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

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

07:10 .............................Top Gear

06:00 .............Thirtysomething

06:30......................... Dog Patrol

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

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

07:00 .......................Blue Bloods

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

08:00 .. RSPCA Animal Rescue

09:00 ...............Motorway Cops

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

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

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

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

09:00 ............... Without a Trace

09:00........................ Yonderland

11:00 ............My Kitchen Rules

10:30 ..............Storage Hunters

10:00........................Blue Bloods

11:00 .....................Racing News

10:00........................... Futurama

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

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

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

11:30... ATP Tennis Uncovered

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

12:00 ............... Without a Trace

12:00 ... Premier League Darts

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

13:00............... Motorway Cops

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

15:30 .....................................FL72

14:00 ..............Storage Hunters

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

16:30............................. Ringside

14:30.............. Storage Hunters

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

17:30................... Football Gold

16:00................ Without a Trace

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

12:00 ...........NCIS: Los Angeles 14:00................. Inside Gatwick 15:00........................ The Middle 15:30 ........................The Middle 16:00................... The Simpsons 17:30................ Modern Family 18:00 .......... Modern Family 18:30 ............ The Simpsons 20:00 ..............Star-Crossed 21:00 ........... Flintoff’s Road to Nowhere 22:00 .......... Modern Family 22:30.......... Modern Family 23:00...... NCIS: Los Angeles

14:00................ Criminal Minds 16:00 ............My Kitchen Rules 17:00................. Inside Gatwick 18:00.... Nothing to Declare 18:30.... Nothing to Declare

21:00........ Fast and Furious

15:00............................. Top Gear 16:00............................. Top Gear 17:00............... Motorway Cops

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

18:00........ Storage Hunters

20:00 ................. CSI: Miami

18:30........ Storage Hunters

21:00 ..............The Blacklist

19:00........................... Suits

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

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

23:00 ......... Criminal Minds

22:20 ......... Russell Howard

21:00 ........... Not Going Out

22:30 ................ Cops Uncut 23:00 ....................Stranded

17:00....................... Blue Bloods 18:00......................... House 19:00......................... House 20:00................ Blue Bloods 21:00.............The Following 22:00 .............. Nurse Jackie 22:35 ...............Enlightened 23:10 ................. Tell Me You Love Me

06:00 ..................Good Morning Sports Fans 09:00 .....................................FL72 10:00 ............................. Ringside

18:30................ The Fantasy Football Club 19:30 ........... Rugby League 22:15 ..................he Fantasy Football Club 23:15........ Barclays Premier League Preview 23:45 ............ Football Gold

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Weekend Escapes with Warwick Davis ITV1, 20.00

Warwick Davis is joined by his family for this new series about holidaying in Great Britain. As a keen ‘staycationer’, Warwick loves nothing more than spending time in Britain rather than travelling abroad, however his family don’t feel quite the same way. Over six episodes, Warwick and his wife Sam, kids Annabelle and Harrison and dog Sherlock explore the British Isles investigating what makes a quintessential British holiday. Warwick also tries to convince them of the benefits of holidaying near home. The Davis family visit some of Britain’s most famous holiday spots, camping, caravanning or staying in their campervan. As well as showing some of the great destinations the UK has to offer, the series is also an amusing insight into how families behave on holiday.


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Saturday Saturday 06:00.............................Breakfast 10:00 ............................. Saturday Kitchen Live

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

07:35 ........ Great British Menu

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

11:30 ...........Mary Berry Cooks

08:05 ........ Great British Menu

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

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

08:35 ........ Great British Menu

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

12:45....... Saturday Sportsday

09:05 ........ Great British Menu

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

13:00...........................BBC News

09:35 ........ Great British Menu

07:05 ............................ Canimals

13:15 ......................................Golf

10:05 ...........The Living Planet

07:10 ..............Om Nom Stories

14:30 ....................Bargain Hunt

11:00 ................... Fred Dibnah’s Industrial Age

07:15 ...................................Sooty

11:30 ......................Great British Railway Journeys

07:35 ...................Almost Naked Animals

12:00................... James Martin: Home Comforts

07:50............... Adventure Time

15:30............................ Escape to the Country 16:15 ........................ Final Score 17:15 ............... Shrek The Third 18:40 .................. BBC News

The Guess List

12:30 ................. Joan Fontaine: Talking Pictures 13:00 ..........................Suspicion 14:35 .............................Rebecca

BBC1, 21.30 Rob Brydon takes centre stage as the host of The Guess List, a brandnew entertainment series crammed with big laughs and famous faces. Each show pits two members of the public against one another as they compete for an exclusive tailor-made prize. With questions based on modern life and relationships, they’ll need some expert advice. Thankfully, five celebrity guests are at hand to lend their support as Rob draws up a Guess List of answers. Thanks to Rob’s razor-sharp wit, everybody’s held to account and no one’s allowed to take themselves too seriously. Celebrities taking part in this energetic new series include: James Corden, David Walliams, Jennifer Saunders, Emilia Fox, Ronnie Corbett, Harry Judd, Aled Jones, Jason Manford, Kate Humble, Carol Vorderman, Simon Callow, Louis Smith, Kate Silverton, Tess Daly, Kian Egan, Larry Lamb, Deborah Meaden, Julian Clary, Mel C and David Haye.

06:00 ...........................From This Day Forward

Saturday Numbers for e: 12th April ar Bonus Ball

19:00 ....................Pointless 19:50 .............. The National Lottery: In It to Win It 20:40 .....................Casualty 21:30........... The Guess List 22:10................... BBC News 22:30 ...... Match of the Day Gary Lineker presents highlights of the day’s six Premier League games. Fulham take on fellow strugglers Norwich looking to maintain their 100% winning record against the Canaries at Craven Cottage in the Premier League. Not only have the Cottagers won all three previous meetings but they have scored 13 goals in the process. Cardiff travel to Southampton seeking their first win away to the Saints since 1962, Sunderland welcome Everton to the Stadium of Light having beaten them 1-0 in their last two league meeting.

23:50 ...............The Football League Show

08:30 .................... Horrid Henry 08:50 .................. The Aquabats! Super Show! 09:25 ............................ITV News

16:45............ Mountain Gorilla

09:30 .........Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For

17:45................................ Flog It!

11:15...................... Dinner Date

Paul Martin is joined by experts James Lewis and Christina Trevanion in Winchester. Paul gets excited about some Rolling Stones autographs, and Christina falls in love with a very old teddy bear. James finds himself herding some slightly disturbing ceramic sheep. So which will fetch the highest price at auction?

18:30............. Escape to the Continent 18:50 .... BBC London News

07:30 ........................Scrambled!

Property show as Brits test drive an alternative life in Europe. Anita Rani is in the Paphos region of Cyprus, property shopping with a Yorkshire couple who want to set up home together, with a budget of £200,000. While in the region, Anita offers up some helpful tips on moving to Cyprus and meets a food producer, responsible for one of Cyprus’s most famous exports.

19:30............................ Golf The Masters 2014. Hazel Irvine presents live coverage of the 78th Masters from Augusta National course, Georgia. In 2013, America’s Brandt Snedeker and Argentina’s Angel Cabrera both shot third round 69s to share the clubhouse lead. Cabrera, the 2009 Masters champion, lit up the course with seven birdies to put himself firmly in contention. Adam Scott, who had a four shot lead with four holes to play in the 2012 Masters, was a further shot behind. Commentary comes from Peter Alliss, Ken Brown, Andrew Cotter and Paul Azinger, and Rishi Persad provides reports from around the course.

12:15............................. ITV News and Weather 12:25..................... Countrywise 12:45 ................... The Crocodile Hunter Diaries 13:15 ...................... Smokey and the Bandit 15:00 ..........................The Chase 16:00........... ITV News London 16:10 .............................ITV News 16:30.......... FA Cup Semi-Final 19:15 ....Britain’s Got Talent 20:30 .......... Amazing Greys Paddy McGuinness and Angela Rippon present this brand new game show in which a series of confident young challengers take on some of the UK’s most celebrated senior citizens in games and challenges based around the elders’ formidable talents. The series opener sees contestants Sal and Duncan facing off against 73-year-old strongman Henry Clark, 75-year-old radio DJ David Hamilton, 77-year-old cyclist Derek Stewart, 68-year-old darts hero John Lowe and 67-year-old quiz mastermind Liz Horrocks.

21:30 ......................Law and CW Order: UK choice 22:30........... The Americans 23:30 .................... ITV News 23:45 ........................ FA Cup Highlights


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Saturday Saturday 12th April 06:30 ...............................Mobil 1

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

07:00 ............................. Brighton Marathon

08:05 ..........The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky

08:00 ...........The Morning Line 09:00 .................................Frasier 09:25................................. Frasier

08:25 ..........Angelina Ballerina 08:40 ...................... Rupert Bear

09:55 ................................The Big Bang Theory

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

10:50.......................... How I Met Your Mother

09:15 ........................Jelly Jamm 09:30.......................... LazyTown

11:50.................. The Simpsons

10:00................................. Access

12:15.................. The Simpsons

10:05...... Can’t Pay? We’ll Take it Away: Final Demand

12:45............... Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 13:45........... Channel 4 Racing 16:10...... Come Dine with Me 16:45 ...... Come Dine with Me 17:20 ...... Come Dine with Me 17:50 ...... Come Dine with Me 18:25 ........ Channel 4 News

11:05........ Columbo: The Most Dangerous Match 12:35...................... Scooby-Doo 14:15 .....................The Goonies 16:25 ............5 News Weekend 16:35 .................Most Shocking Talent Show Moments

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

06:05 ................Seaside Rescue

06:00 ......................... Ugly Betty

06:30................................ The Bill

06:45............. Made in Chelsea

08:40 ............Coronation Street Omnibus

07:20 ................................The Bill

07:40........................... Charmed

11:05............................... The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

08:20 ................................The Bill 09:50 ................................The Bill

08:35.......................... How I Met Your Mother

12:05 .............................. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills 13:00 .......................... Tom Daley Goes Global 14:05.................................. You’ve Been Framed! 14:35 ...................The Incredible Hulk 16:50 ..................Cats and Dogs 18:35..................... Year One 20:30...........Britain’s Got More Talent

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19:15 ..............Britain’s Best Loved Double Acts

21:35.................You’ve Been Framed! 22:00........... Celebrity Juice

21:00 ........ It’s Complicated

22:10 ........ Morecambe and Wise Live 1973: Rare and Unseen for 27 Years

23:15 .................Epic Movie

06:00 .....................................Glee

18:55 ...............Lent Diaries 19:00 .......... Grand Designs

10:50............... Jonathan Creek 12:00 ............................Escape to the Country 13:00............................ Escape to the Country 15:00 ....................... Traffic Cops 16:00 ...............Motorway Cops 17:00 .........................Wild Africa 18:00 ................. Wild Africa 19:00 ......... Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities 19:30 ......... Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities 20:00 ......... Motorway Cops 21:00 ......... Motorway Cops

09:00........................... How I Met Your Mother 09:30 ................ Rude(Ish) Tube 10:30 ... Rules of Engagement 13:00........................... How I Met Your Mother 14:00 .....The Big Bang Theory 15:00................ Rude(Ish) Tube 16:00............. Made in Chelsea 17:05 .......................... How I Met Your Mother 18:05........................ The Big Bang Theory 19:00 ...................How I Met Your Mother 20:00 ........... The Tomorrow People 21:00 ......................Mission: Impossible II

22:50........... Crazy Beaches

22:00 ............ The Catherine Tate Show

23:35 .................. The Plank

23:15....................... Britain’s Got Talent

23:20............ The Catherine Tate Show

23:25........................ The Big Bang Theory

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

07:10 ...............................Red Bull X-Fighters 2013

06:00 ....................The Mortified Sessions

06:00 ......................... Darts Gold

09:00............. Motorway Patrol

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

07:00...........................Petrol Age

06:30 .....................................FL72

09:00 .............Sky Sports Game Changers

10:00 ............My Kitchen Rules

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

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

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

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

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

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

11:00 ............My Kitchen Rules 15:00................. America’s Next Top Model

10:30 ..............Storage Hunters

09:00 .......Star Trek: Enterprise

11:00 ....Rocket City Rednecks

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

08:00 ....................... The Fantasy Football Club

16:00........ Nothing to Declare

12:00 ..........Lizard Lick Towing

09:00............... Game Changers

16:30 ........Nothing to Declare

12:30.......... Lizard Lick Towing

11:00 ......... Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

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

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

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

12:00............................. Mankind

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

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

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

13:00..............................Mankind

18:00.... Nothing to Declare

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

14:00 ...................Urban Secrets

14:30 .................. Gillette Soccer Saturday

18:30.... Nothing to Declare

15:30.............. Storage Hunters

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

19:00.... Nothing to Declare

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

16:00 .......................Blue Bloods

19:30.... Nothing to Declare

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

18:00 ......... Without a Trace

20:00.........CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

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

19:00.......... Without a Trace

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

20:00 ........................ Smash

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

20:00 ................... Hostages

08:00 ....................... The Fantasy Football Club

12:00 ...............World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars 13:00......... Kingdom of Plants 14:00................................ Sinbad 15:00 ...........................Futurama 15:30............................Futurama 16:00................ Modern Family 19:00 ............The Simpsons 19:30.............The Simpsons 20:00................ A League of Their Own 21:00 .........................Arrow 22:00................. Revolution 23:00 ................A League of Their Own

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06:15 ......................... Darts Gold

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FA Cup Live semi-final Arsenal v Wigan Athletic ITV1, 16.30

Arsenal start firm favourites against Wigan Athletic in today’s FA Cup semifinal at Wembley Stadium. But Wigan like nothing more than upsetting the odds. A year ago they beat Manchester City in the one of the biggest FA Cup Final shocks in history - a success the Championship club repeated last month winning at City in the quarterfinals of this season’s competition. Arsenal supporters are desperate for their team to end a nine-year run without a major trophy. With a place in next month’s Final at stake, the FA Cup represents their best remaining hope of winning silverwarethis season. Adrian Chiles is joined by Roy Keane, Lee Dixon and Ben Watson, the scorer of Wigan’s historic FA Cup Final winner in 2013. Commentaryfrom Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend.

17:00.................. Championship Rugby 19:00....................... Scottish Cup Football 20:00 .......... Saturday Night Football: Game of the Day

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

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

22:00...............The Blacklist

23:00................ Crackanory

22:10 ............ The Sopranos

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

23:00.....................Hannibal

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

23:25 .....................The Wire

23:30 ......... Fl 72 Highlights

Britain’s Got More Talent ITV2, 20.30

Host Stephen Mulhern returns for his eighth series and once more he’s at his cheeky best – asking questions that no one else dares to ask. In a new regular feature Ant and Dec are tested to their limits in the Quiz Show MORE-athon, where they’ll be going head to head playing various well known retro quiz shows, it all kicks off with the classic ‘The Price is Right.’ In another new feature, each week David Walliams will be facing a worthy competitor in his very own item, David Vs Doris, which will see him pitted against a 90 year old woman in various nail biting challenges. Who will be victorious? Stephen gets up close and personal with the judges finding out who their favourite person to follow on Twitter is, who they’ve been star-struck to meet and what Sunday roast tips they have, and that is just the tip of the iceberg. And once again it’s the acts that will make this series of Britain’s Got More Talent the best one yet. Stephen will be meeting the weird, the wonderful and the well funny, up first is a rapper who’s written a song about chicken, roller-skating twins in a need of a new name, and the return of one of our favourite acts of all time. Britain’s Got More Talent gives the viewer’s exactly what they want when the main show finishes – MORE! MORE talent, MORE judges and loads MORE unbelievable entertainment!


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

06:25 ...............The Westerner

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

07:05 ............Match of the Day

08:00 ..................... Countryfile

08:30 ............................ Athletics

09:00 ..........Gardeners’ World

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

14:30 ................Sunday Politics

09:30......................Beechgrove Garden

06:50............................ Canimals 07:10 ..............Om Nom Stories

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

07:15 ...................................Sooty

11:30 .................James Martin: Home Comforts

07:35 ...................Almost Naked Animals

15:45 ....................Bargain Hunt

The Olivier Awards 2014

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

ITV1, 22.15

17:00 ................Songs of Praise

The 38th Olivier Awards with MasterCard takes place on Sunday 13th April at the Royal Opera House, with highlights broadcast on exclusively on ITV. The Awards is the starriest night in theatre and is a wonderful chance to celebrate the very best in terms of talent both on-stage and off. Two international stage and screen stars will host the proceedings for this glittering event: Gemma Arterton, announced to star this coming autumn in the new musical Made In Dagenham and Stephen Mangan, appearing on stage in Olivier nominated comedy Jeeves & Wooster In Perfect Nonsense. The voiceover will be provided by Olivier Award winner Julie Walters. Meanwhile, Myleene Klass will present on the outside ITV stage, which will host performances from some of the West End’s most popular musicals, including Wicked and Les Miserables. Myleene said “Hosting on ITV’s outside stage is like getting the best seat at some of the West End’s biggest shows. I started out in theatre and have always loved it so it’s a real honour to be involved in the industry’s most prestigious awards.” Citation readers on the night include Michael Ball, Kristin Davis, Nigel Harman, Gok Wan, Lesley Sharpe and Samantha Barks. In addition, to celebrate 15 years of the hit show MAMMA MIA!, ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus will be reuniting to appear with the current London MAMMA MIA! company in the awards’ grand finale.

17:35 ...................... The People’s Portrait

Endeavour ITV1, 20.00 November 1966. Oxford’s dreaming spires darken as Bonfire Night beckons. A housewife, Mrs Vivienne Haldane, found choked to death in her own home marks the third strangling in a month, setting Oxford City Police on edge. Pulled tight around the victim’s throat - a silk black stocking. Though the victims bear little relation to one another beyond the superficial, DC Endeavour Morse bridges the divide: the three victims are married women, all of whom have been found shorn of their wedding rings. As a city-wide manhunt for a multiple murderer brews, Endeavour unearths a private diary kept hidden by Mrs Haldane, detailing periodic infidelities with an anonymous ‘Mr X’. Her husband, a bloated mathematician, offers precious little information. But the specificity of the murderous stocking - a high-line brand, ‘Le Minou Noir’ - opens a new avenue of investigation. Endeavour traces the garment’s provenance to Burridges, an innocuous department store, save for being the stocking’s sole supplier across Oxford. As its denizens fall under suspicion, the investigation draws out painful memories for DI Fred Thursday, for whom a chance encounter with shopgirl Luisa Armstrong rouses reminiscences of wartime strife and unbidden promises.

18:35 .................. BBC News 19:00................ Countryfile 20:00..................... Antiques Roadshow 21:00..... The Crimson Field Drama series presenting one of the untold stories of World War I. The volunteers settle into life at the hospital but Kitty keeps herself at a distance and its clear to Grace that something is deeply troubling her. Despite this, Kitty throws herself into her work, helping new patients Major Crecy and Private Byeford. Crecy awakens from the brink of death but still badly wounded to find his troops have been decimated. As the world closes in around him he clings to his friendship with Byeford, but when his wife Adelinde visits he finds himself torn between the old life back home and a new one with his men.

22:00................... BBC News 22:25..................... Match of the Day 2 23:25 ............... The Graham Norton Show

12:15................. MOTD2 Extra 13:05............................... Gypsy Entertaining screen version of the hit Broadway musical based on the life of vaudeville artist Mama Rose and her two daughters, Baby June and Gypsy Rose Lee.

08:20........................... Victorious

09:25.... Dickinson’s Real Deal

15:30 .........Great Barrier Reef 16:30 .............................. Flog It! 17:30.......................... Athletics

18:30.......................Golf

07:55 .................... Horrid Henry 08:55 .................. The Aquabats! Super Show!

15:25 .................................Coast

London Marathon Highlights. Helen Skelton presents highlights of the 34th London Marathon. Mo Farah was the headline name as Britain’s Olympic and world champion over both 5,000m and 10,000m made his full race debut over 26 miles. Thousands of club and fun runners were also in action, each with their own personal story and objective, some trying to set a new personal best, others trying to raise money for various charities and good causes.

07:30........................ Scrambled!

10:25............................ Columbo 12:25............................ ITV News 12:30.................... The Crocodile Hunter Diaries 13:00 ...................All Star Family Fortunes 13:45........ Big Star’s Little Star 14:40.......... Britain’s Got Talent 15:55 ......................... Octopussy 18:25 ...... ITV News London 18:45 .............. Catchphrase 19:30 .......Off Their Rockers 20:00..............Endeavour

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nday Sunday Sunday 13th April 06:10 ........... Street Velodrome

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

06:40 .............Goodwood 72nd Members’ Meeting 07:05.......................... How I Met Your Mother 07:30 .......................... How I Met Your Mother 07:55 .............Everybody Loves Raymond 08:25................................. Frasier 08:55................................. Frasier 09:30 ................Sunday Brunch 12:30 .................... Secret Eaters 13:35 .....The Big Bang Theory 14:05.................. The Simpsons

06:15 ...................... Doctor Who

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

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

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

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

06:45 ........................... Charmed

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

06:45 ................... The Hot Desk

08:05 ..........The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky

08:00 .............. The Hairy Bikers’ Food Tour of Britain

07:35......................... Ugly Betty

06:55......................... Emmerdale Omnibus

09:00 .............. The Hairy Bikers’ Food Tour of Britain

08:55............................ Youngers

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

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

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

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

12:25 ................................Dennis

14:00 .............. The Hairy Bikers’ Food Tour of Britain

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

16:25 .........Britain’s Got Talent

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

17:40 ....................... Britain’s Got More Talent

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

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

14:15...................... Nancy Drew

18:45................ You’ve Been Framed!

14:35.................. Stormbreaker

10:25 ................Power Rangers: Megaforce

16:25 ...............Deal or No Deal

11:00 ..........Alpha and Omega

21:00 ...............Knocked Up

17:25 ..............Channel 4 News

12:40............. Winnie the Pooh

17:45...................... Lent Diaries

13:50............................ Surf’s Up

23:35 ................ Paranormal Activity

17:50 ................ Marley and Me

15:25................... Chicken Little

20:00.Dirty Weekenders with Richard E. Grant

16:55..... Oliver and Company

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21:00 ................... The Three Musketeers 23:15 ...........No Country for Old Men

06:00 .........The Hour of Power 07:00 .....................................Glee 09:00........... Jameson’s Empire Movie Awards 09:30 ...................Noah: Special 10:00 ...............World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars 11:00 ............ WWE Experience 12:00......... Kingdom of Plants 13:00 ...................Ashley Banjo’s Secret Street Crew 14:00 ...........................Futurama 15:00................ Modern Family 17:30 .................. The Simpsons 18:00............ The Simpsons 19:30.......... Modern Family 20:30............... About a Boy 21:00 ............ Hawaii Five-0 22:00 ..... NCIS: Los Angeles 23:00 ................A League of Their Own

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

19:15 ......... Johnny English

23:10.............. The Goonies

Hit low-budget horror about a young couple who find themselves terrorised by a demonic presence after they move into a seemingly idyllic starter home. When student Kate begins experiencing ghostly occurrences during the night, her sceptical boyfriend sets up a video camera to capture the terrifying spirits.

06:00...................RSPCA Animal Rescue 06:30 ..................RSPCA Animal Rescue 09:00 .....Sports Women Week 09:30.................. RSPCA Animal Rescue 10:00................ Four Weddings 11:00 ................. America’s Next Top Model 12:00 ................Four Weddings 15:00................. Inside Gatwick 16:00................. Inside Gatwick 17:00................. Inside Gatwick 18:00.......... Inside Gatwick 19:00 .......... Inside Gatwick 20:00 .............. Chicago Fire 21:00 ........ Obese: A Year to Save My Life USA 22:00................... Ladyboys 23:00......... Grey’s Anatomy

07:00................... Radical Highs 07:10 ..............Storage Hunters 08:00 .............................Top Gear 10:00 ..........Lizard Lick Towing 11:00 ..............Storage Hunters 12:00 .... Macaskill’s Imaginate 13:00 .......................................... QI 13:40 .......................... Have I Got News for You 14:20 .......................................... QI 15:00 .............................Top Gear 16:00 ..............Storage Hunters 17:00 .... Macaskill’s Imaginate 18:00 ................................QI 18:40 ...................Have I Got News for You 19:20 ................................QI 20:00 .......... Have I Got a Bit More News for You 23:00 .......... Have I Got a Bit More News for You

18:25....... 5 News Weekend 18:30............. Spider-Man 3 21:00................. Grown Ups

15:00 .............. The Hairy Bikers’ Food Tour of Britain 16:00 .........................Wild Africa 17:00 .........................Wild Africa 18:00......... Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities 18:30......... Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities 19:00................ Who Do You Think You Are? 20:00 ....................... Believe 21:00 .............The Men Who Jump Off Buildings 22:00................ Traffic Cops 23:00 ............... Who Do You Think You Are?

08:30................ Rude(Ish) Tube 09:25 ........................... Youngers 10:00....... Hollyoaks Omnibus 12:30............. Made in Chelsea 13:35 ............................ Revenge 14:40 ................ Rude(Ish) Tube 15:05 .......................... How I Met Your Mother 16:05..... The Big Bang Theory 17:00 ..................The Tomorrow People 18:00..................... Brooklyn Nine-Nine 18:35 ....................... The Big Bang Theory 20:00 ............ The Simpsons Movie 22:00 ................. Rude Tube 23:00 ...................How I Met Your Mother 23:30 ...................How I Met Your Mother

06:00 ....................The Mortified Sessions

06:00 ......................... Darts Gold

07:00 .............................. Seinfeld 08:00 .........Friday Night Lights

06:30 .................Saturday Night Football: Match Choice

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

08:00.............. Game Changers

10:00....... Star Trek: Enterprise 11:00....... Star Trek: Enterprise

09:00 ........................The Sunday Supplement

12:00....... Star Trek: Enterprise

10:30............. Goals on Sunday

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

13:00 ...................Urban Secrets 14:00 ......... Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations 15:00....................... Blue Bloods 16:00....................... Blue Bloods 17:00 ............... Without a Trace 18:00 ......... Without a Trace 19:00 ......... Without a Trace 20:00 ......... The Guest Wing 21:00....... Game of Thrones 22:15............................... Ali

Golf: The Masters BBC2, 18.30

Hazel Irvine. Photographer: Phil Fisk Hazel Irvine presents live coverage as the 78th Masters from the world famous Augusta National course, Georgia, draws to a dramatic conclusion. Twelve months ago, Australia’s Adam Scott overcame his 2012 demons to claim the green jacket for the first time in a play-off with 2009 champion Angel Cabrera, and with it become the first Australian to claim the Masters title. Scott held his nerve to shoot a final round 69, while many of his rivals faltered. He holed a 15-foot birdie putt to see off Cabrera at the second extra hole in fading light, securing his maiden major title in dramatic circumstances. Live coverage of Amen Corner is available on the Red Button. 6pm– 12midnight. Commentary comes from Peter Alliss, Ken Brown, Andrew Cotter and Paul Azinger. Rishi Persad provides reports from around the course.

06:15 ......................... Darts Gold

12:30......................... Ford Super Sunday 15:30......................... Ford Super Sunday 18:55 ..................... Football 20:00 ..................... Football 22:00 ............. Ford Football Special 23:30............... Scottish Cup Football

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Dirty Weekenders with Richard E. Grant Channel 4, 20:00

Self-confessed curio hunter Richard E. Grant takes a trip to the continent to reveal the world of the people who spend their time rifling through the barns, cowsheds and French farm attics, looking for pre-war treasures to bring back home. The show explores the world of professional antique hunters and dealers who seek out hidden treasures at flea markets and antique shops all over France; hoping to find curios like absinthe glasses, horse linen and vintage traffic lights that will sell like wildfire in the UK. Richard and two dealers storm the continent to plunder its treasures and discover the stories behind their amazing vintage finds, as well as the history and culture of the areas they visit. But can they recover their outlay in a weekend? And as Richard revels in the land of dusty cafes, beautiful B&Bs and the perfect citron press?, can these dealers actually make a living from their weekend of treasure hunting?


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Monday Monday Mon 06:00............................ Breakfast 09:15 ..........Helicopter Heroes 10:00 ................... Homes Under the Hammer 11:00 ...............Don’t Get Done, Get Dom 11:45.......................... Saints and Scroungers 12:15 ....................Bargain Hunt 13:00 ............BBC News at One

06:15 ...................Homes Under the Hammer

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

07:15 .............. Don’t Get Done, Get Dom

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

08:00......................... Saints and Scroungers

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

08:30............... Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

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

09:15 ...............Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

10:30........................... A Man for All Seasons

15:30............... The Hairy Bikers’ Best of British

12:25................. Bye Bye Birdie

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

14:15............. The Great British Bake Off

17:00 ..........................The Chase 18:00...... ITV News London

15:15 .....................Planet Earth

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

18:00.................. Eggheads

Undeniable ITV1, 21.00 In spite of irrefutable evidence, Jane remains convinced that Andrew is guilty. So, when Andrew is reinstated at the hospital where he works as a consultant oncologist, she assaults him publicly at the hospital. Andrew’s daughter and lawyer, Emma applies for a restraining order against Jane. Jane’s life begins to unravel as her family become increasingly concerned about her obsession with Andrew. And when Ali Hall, her loyal ally, is relieved of the investigation it looks as though all hope is lost. However, Jane remains defiant and does her own digging into Andrew’s past. When she tracks down the address for Andrew’s former wife, Isobel she decides to pay her a visit. Although Isobel isn’t at home, her new husband gives Jane damning information. As Ali is leaving the station she gets a phone call from a former student nurse who had dealings with Andrew Rawlins many years before. It’s enough for Jane to persuade Ali Hall to investigate Andrew’s former professional history as a young doctor. The profile of a violent, abusive and self-­obsessed fantasist starts to emerge. Following a confrontation between Emma and Jane, Emma is compelled to visit her estranged mother and learn about the past. Isobel is a former doctor and now hopeless alcoholic, but could she hold the key to the truth?

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

14:30 ............................Escape to the Country

17:15..... Antiques Roadshow

Paul Martin uncovers the secret British pioneer that invented the world’s first aeroplane. Suzannah Lipscomb investigates if a man from Bristol gave America its name, and Steve Mould reveals a forgotten inventor by stepping into the limelight.

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

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

16:15 .................................. Coast

ITV1, 20.00

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

13:45.......................... Perfection

16:30 ................................ Flog It!

I Never Knew That About Britain

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

17:15 ............................ Pointless 18:00 ........ BBC News at Six 18:30 .... BBC London News 19:00 ...........The One Show 19:30 ........... Bang Goes the Theory Flooding. Series presenting the science behind the headlines, and looking at the issues that have a real impact on all our lives. With the waters receding, Bang Goes the Theory takes a more considered look at the recent floods. Did global warming play a part, or is this simply the extreme end of the natural cycle? Maggie investigates the real threat of storm surge as water levels rise, Liz Bonnin looks at how to use nature to ‘slow the flow’ and the team are joined by Charlie Dimmock who wants to know if her love for patios and decking might have played a part in creating urban flash floods.

20:00 ................ EastEnders 20:30.................. Panorama 21:00 .............. The Treasure Hunters 22:00 ....... BBC News at Ten 22:35 ............... The Michael McIntyre Chat Show 23:25 ..............Late Kick Off 23:55 ..... Live at the Apollo

18:30 .............Escape to the Continent 19:30....Great British Menu 20:00 .......Restaurant Wars: The Battle for Manchester Behind-the-scenes documentary series following two of Britain’s best chefs Simon Rogan and Aiden Byrne as they both try to open fine dining restaurants, just a few hundred yards from each other in Manchester, a city that has always resisted Michelinstyle food. In this episode, Simon Rogan, famed for his two Michelin starred restaurant L’Enclume, takes over at The French restaurant, housed in Manchester’s historic Midland Hotel. This is Rogan’s first foray in to a permanent city r estaurant, but the news of his arrival and elaborate ten-course tasting menu is met with resistance by the staff and customers. Meanwhile, across the city in a tiny development kitchen, Aiden Byrne puts the finishing touches to a menu that he hopes will put him back in to the arena of fine dining since winning a Michelin star nearly twenty years ago.

15:00 .........................Dickinson’s Real Deal

19:00 ................ Emmerdale 19:30................. Coronation Street 20:00......... I Never Knew CW That About Britain choice 20:30 ..... Coronation Street 21:00............Undeniable

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

23:05 ....................... Women Behind Bars

21:00..Real Storage Wars: CW Business Boomers choice 22:00.........................Rev

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

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

23:20 .......Digby Jones: The New Troubleshooter

First in a two-part documentary which follows Trevor McDonald as he ventures inside two jails that hold some of America’s most notorious women criminals, Indiana Women’s Prison and the state’s Rockville Correctional Facility. In the first episode, Trevor meets Sarah Pender. Charismatic and educated, she was once labelled America’s most wanted woman and has now spent more time in solitary confinement than any other female offender in Indiana. Desiree Hancock robbed a bank at gun point. She talks freely about relationships inside and how she has become a lesbian since her incarceration. Paula McIntosh has just arrived at Rockville and breaks down as she talks about her four children. Martha Search is soon to be released after serving 20 years for murder. She is excited about using a mobile phone, sending her first email and finally sleeping in a bed of her own.


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nday Monday Monday 14th April 06:00..................... Children’s TV

06:00 ...................... Countdown 06:45................. Will and Grace 07:10............ According to Jim 07:35 ............... King of Queens 08:05............. Everybody Loves Raymond 09:00................................. Frasier 10:00....Undercover Boss USA 11:00...... Come Dine with Me 12:00 ..............Channel 4 News 12:05....... Come Dine with Me 13:40.......... A Place in the Sun 14:40 ...................... Countdown 15:30 ...............Deal or No Deal 16:30 ................. Fifteen to One 17:30...... Come Dine with Me 18:00.............The Simpsons 18:30 .................. Hollyoaks 19:00 ........ Channel 4 News 19:55 ...............Lent Diaries 20:00 ................ Dispatches 20:30 .............Shop Secrets: Tricks of the Trade 21:00 ....................One Born Every Minute 22:00 ........ 8 Out of 10 Cats 22:50................. Gogglebox

23:00................... Can’t Pay? We’ll Take it Away: Final Demand

06:00 ........................Emmerdale 06:25........... Coronation Street 06:55........... 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 10:30 .............................. The Real Housewives of Miami 11:30 ..................The Millionaire Matchmaker 12:30 ........................Emmerdale 13:00............Coronation Street 14:00......................... The Jeremy Kyle Show 16:10 ..... The Real Housewives of Miami 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 22:00..........Couples Retreat

06:00 .........................Dog Patrol

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

06:30......................... Dog Patrol

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 .................The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door 13:15 .............Home and Away 13:45....................... Neighbours 14:15.......... Diagnosis Murder 15:15 ............. Mystery Woman 17:00........................5 News at 5 17:30...................... Neighbours 18:00 ........Home and Away 18:30 ............Newstalk Live 19:00 ..... The Gadget Show 20:00 .... Classic Car Rescue 21:00........... Britain’s Crime Capitals 22:00 ............... Pickpockets and Proud

06:15 ...................... Doctor Who

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

07:00 ................Prehistoric Park

06:25 ........................Being Erica

08:00 ...............Planet Dinosaur

07:10 ..................................90210

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

08:00 ......................... Ugly Betty

10:00................................. The Bil

09:00 .............Made in Chelsea

11:00 ...........Emergency Bikers

10:00........................... Charmed

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

11:00 ................ Rude(Ish) Tube

13:00............................. Dynamo: Magician Impossible

12:00 ... Rules of Engagement 12:30............................Hollyoaks

14:00 ...................... Doctor Who

13:00 .......................... How I Met Your Mother

15:00....................... Doctor Who

14:00 .....The Big Bang Theory

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

15:00 ... Rules of Engagement

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

16:00 ........................... Charmed

18:00 .................... Dynamo: Magician Impossible

17:00 .......................... How I Met Your Mother

19:00 .................Masterchef New Zealand 20:00 ................ Traffic Cops 21:00 .................... Dynamo: Magician Impossible

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

22:00 ........... My Penis and I

21:00 .................... Revenge

23:00................ Doctor Who

22:00........ Made in Chelsea

07:00................... Radical Highs

06:00............. Thirtysomething

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

07:10............................. Top Gear

07:00....................... Blue Bloods

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

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

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

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

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

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

09:00 .............. Man v Food: The Carnivore Chronicles

09:00....................... Yonderland

08:00 ................................. RSPCA Animal Rescue

10:00.......... Lizard Lick Towing

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

13:00 .............. Man v Food: The Carnivore Chronicles

09:30....................... Yonderland 10:00........................... Futurama 12:00 .......... NCIS: Los Angeles 14:00................. Inside Gatwick 15:00 ....................... The Middle 15:30........................ The Middle 16:00.................. The Simpsons 17:30 ................Modern Family 18:00 ..........Modern Family 18:30 ............The Simpsons 20:30 ..........Modern Family 21:30............... About a Boy 22:00.............. Star-Crossed 23:00................ A League of Their Own

11:00............ My Kitchen Rules

10:00 .......................Blue Bloods

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

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

09:00 .....Ford Football Special

12:00 ............... Without a Trace

10:30 ................................ La Liga

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

11:30 ....Scottish Cup Football

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

12:30.... Scottish Cup Football

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

13:30 .....Ford Football Special

16:00 ............... Without a Trace

15:00................................ La Liga

18:00 .... Lizard Lick Towing

17:00 .......................Blue Bloods

19:00................. Rocket City Rednecks

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

16:00 ....................... The Fantasy Football Club

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

16:30.............. Game Changers

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

20:00.... Friday Night Lights

21:00 ....Would I Lie to You?

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

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

21:40.......... Have I Got a Bit More News for You

22:15 .................Thronecast

22:35........ Russell Howard’s Good News

23:55............... Nurse Jackie

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

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

14:00.......... Lizard Lick Towing

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

17:00.............. Man v Food: The Carnivore Chronicles

16:00 ............My Kitchen Rules 17:00 .................Inside Gatwick 18:00.... Nothing to Declare 19:00 ...... My Kitchen Rules 20:00 .........................Bones 21:00 ......... Criminal Minds 22:00 ........CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 23:00 .........................Bones

09:00 ............... Without a Trace

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

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

22:45 ...........True Detective

18:30............................ FL72 22:30 .........The Footballer’s Football Show 23:30............................ FL72

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Real Storage Wars: Business Boomers BBC2, 21:00

Four-part series on businesses that have boomed despite tough economic times. This discovers why Britain came to have the biggest self-storage industry in Europe, when just three decades ago the industry didn’t even exist in this country. It is the entertaining tale of canny entrepreneurs who grew rich selling empty space, of the garish multicoloured monster sheds that have sprung up around towns and cities and - above all - of Britain’s national predilection for buying stuff and hoarding it.

Rev BBC2, 22:00

Sitcom about a vicar running an inner-city church. The position of church treasurer is vacant and Adam has found the ideal candidate to turn the church’s dire finances around, unfortunately he has a conviction for viewing child abuse images online. Meanwhile, when Adam’s own transgressions come back to haunt him, he ends up sofa surfing at Nigel’s flat and Colin’s homeless hostel.


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Tuesday 06:00 ............................Breakfast 09:15 ..........Helicopter Heroes 10:00 ................... Homes Under the Hammer 11:00............... Don’t Get Done, Get Dom 11:45 .......................... Saints and Scroungers 12:15.................... Bargain Hunt 13:00 ............BBC News at One 13:30 ......... BBC London News 13:45 ......................... Perfection 14:30 ............................Escape to the Country 15:30 .............. The Hairy Bikers’ Best of British 16:30................................. Flog It! 17:15............................ Pointless 18:00......... BBC News at Six 18:30..... BBC London News 19:00 ...........The One Show 19:30 ................ EastEnders 20:00.............Holby City

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21:00 ....................Shetland 22:00 ....... BBC News at Ten 22:25 .... BBC London News

22:35.......... Have I Got a Bit More News for You 23:20 ........... The Guess List

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Tuesday

06:05 ...................Homes Under the Hammer 07:00.............. Don’t Get Done, Get Dom 07:45 ......................... Saints and Scroungers 08:15 ...............Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 09:00 ......................Great British Garden Revival 10:00 ......................Great British Railway Journeys 10:35.......................... The Super League Show 11:20 ................ A Goofy Movie 12:30.................. The War Lover 14:15 ............. The Great British Bake Off 15:15 ......................Planet Earth 16:15 ...................................Coast 17:15...... Antiques Roadshow 18:00 .................. Eggheads 18:30 .............Escape to the Continent 19:30.... Great British Menu 20:00..... The Big Allotment Challenge 21:00..... Watermen: A Dirty Business 22:00....Later Live... with W C Jools Holland choice 22:30..................Newsnight

06:00........................... Daybreak 08:30 ..............................Lorraine 09:25 ........................ The Jeremy Kyle Show 10:30.................... This Morning 11:25............................ ITV News 11:30.................... This Morning 12:30.................. Loose Women 13:30............................. ITV News and Weather 14:00............ Storage Hoarders 15:00 .....Dickinson’s Real Deal 16:00 ....................Tipping Point 17:00 ..........................The Chase 18:00 ...... ITV News London 18:30 .................... ITV News 19:00 ................ Emmerdale 19:30......River Monsters

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20:00.... Midsomer Murders Harriet Farmer wakes up after being in a coma since the night she tried to elope. Harriet’s boyfriend Finn Robson has been missing since the couple tried to run away together a year before. Then the president of the local chess society, Edward Stannington, is found dead in a lake with an ice pick in his back. His damaged car is nearby and Kate finds a clue in his mouth - a chess notation known as the Sicilian Defence.

22:00.......... ITV News at Ten 22:35..............The Grudge 2

Later… Live with Jools Holland BBC2, 22.00 Later... With Jools Holland returns for a new series on 15 April for a run of seven episodes, with the now regular live show on Tuesdays and full-length show on Fridays. As has been the case with the previous 43 series, Jools will be welcoming some of the biggest acts in the world, alongside the usual legends, as well as shining a light on the new and interesting. Acts scheduled to appear during this run include Coldplay, Eagulls, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Paolo Nutini, Joan as Policewoman, Elbow, The Black Keys, Damon Albarn, St Vincent and Kelis.


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Tuesday

Tuesday

06:00 ...................... Countdown 06:45 ................. Will and Grace 07:10 ............ According to Jim 07:35 ............... King of Queens 08:00 .............Everybody Loves Raymond 09:00................................. Frasier 10:00 ...Undercover Boss USA 11:00 ...... Come Dine with Me 12:00...............Channel 4 News 12:05 ...... Come Dine with Me 13:40 .......... A Place in the Sun 14:40 ...................... Countdown 15:30 ...............Deal or No Deal 16:30 ................. Fifteen to One 17:30 ...... Come Dine with Me 18:00............ The Simpsons 18:30................... Hollyoaks 19:00........ Channel 4 News 19:55 ...............Lent Diaries 20:00 ............ Embarrassing Bodies 21:00............... New Worlds 22:15 ........... Dogging Tales 23:25 ................... Alan Carr: Chatty Man

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

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

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

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

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

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

07:00 ................Prehistoric Park

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

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

06:55 ...........Coronation Street

08:00 ...............Planet Dinosaur

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

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

07:25..... You’ve Been Framed!

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

08:00 ................ Rude(Ish) Tube

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

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

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

08:30 ................ Rude(Ish) Tube

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

11:00 ...........Emergency Bikers

09:00............. Made in Chelsea

12:15 ..........Classic Car Rescue

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

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

10:00 ........................... Charmed

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

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

13:00 ......... Dynamo: Magician Impossible

11:00................. Rude(Ish) Tube

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

14:00...................... Doctor Who

12:00 ... Rules of Engagement

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

15:00 ...................... Doctor Who

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

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

13:00 .......................... How I Met Your Mother

13:45 ...................... Neighbours 14:15 ...........Diagnosis Murder 15:15.......................... Lucky Day 17:00 .......................5 News at 5 17:30 ...................... Neighbours 18:00 ........Home and Away 18:30 ............Newstalk Live 19:00 ................... Gibraltar: Britain in the Sun 20:00 .......... The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door 21:00............ The Mentalist

13:00........... Coronation Street 15:05...The Jeremy Kyle Show 16:10 .............................. The Real Housewives of Miami 17:05 ..................The Millionaire Matchmaker

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

14:00 .....The Big Bang Theory

19:00 .................Masterchef New Zealand

15:00... Rules of Engagement

21:00 ..........................Africa

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

22:00 ................ Traffic Cops

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

22:30 ................ Traffic Cops 23:00 ............... Doctor Who

20:00... Two and a Half Men

22:55............ Body of Proof

22:00............Celebrity Juice

23:50 ............Body of Proof

22:50.. Paranormal Activity

06:00 .........................Dog Patrol

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

06:00.............. Home Shopping

06:00 .............Thirtysomething

06:30 .........................Dog Patrol

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

07:10............................. Top Gear

07:00 .......................Blue Bloods

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

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

09:00 ....Rocket City Rednecks

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

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

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

10:00 ..........Lizard Lick Towing

09:00 ............... Without a Trace

09:00 .......................Yonderland

08:00... RSPCA Animal Rescue

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

10:00 .......................Blue Bloods

09:30 .......................Yonderland

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

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

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

10:00 ...........................Futurama

11:00 ............My Kitchen Rules

13:00 ....Rocket City Rednecks

12:00 ............... Without a Trace

12:00 .......... NCIS: Los Angeles

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

14:00 ..........Lizard Lick Towing

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

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

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

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

17:00.... Rocket City Rednecks

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

18:00 .... Lizard Lick Towing

16:00 ............... Without a Trace

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

17:00 .......................Blue Bloods

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

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

20:30 ........Storage Hunters

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

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

20:00 ................ Kingdom of Plants 2D

15:00........................ The Middle 16:00 .................. The Simpsons 17:30 ................Modern Family 18:00.......... Modern Family 18:30............ The Simpsons 19:00............ The Simpsons 20:00............. Hawaii Five-0 21:00................ Twin Towns 22:00 ................ The Smoke 23:00 ..... NCIS: Los Angeles

14:00................ Criminal Minds 16:00............ My Kitchen Rules 17:00................. Inside Gatwick 18:00.... Nothing to Declare 19:00...... My Kitchen Rules 20:00 .........................Bones 21:00 ................Elementary 22:00 .........................Bones 23:00 ........ Caribbean Cops

23:00 ..........Mock the Week 23:40 .......... Never Mind the Buzzcocks

14:30..... The Big Bang Theory 16:00........................... Charmed 17:00.......................... How I Met Your Mother 18:00....The Big Bang Theory 19:00................... Hollyoaks 19:30... Independence Day

21:00...The Vampire Diaries

22:00 ............ Dara O’Briain: School of Hard Sums

11:30................ Rude(Ish) Tube

18:00..... Dynamo: Magician Impossible

22:00 ..........Law and Order: Special Victims Unit

14:00 .............. Emergency with Angela Griffin

April

22:25 .........Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 23:25............ Bodyshockers

21:00 ....................Networks of Power 22:00 ............The Following 23:00 ............ The Sopranos

06:00 ..................Good Morning Sports Fans 09:00............... Fl 72 Highlights 10:00 ............... The Footballer’s Football Show 11:00 ..................... Soccer A.M. The Best Bits 12:00..................................... FL72 13:00................ Fl 72 Highlights 14:00................ The Footballer’s Football Show 15:00..................... Soccer A.M. The Best Bits 16:00............... Fl 72 Highlights 17:00 .............. Barclays Premier League Review 18:00...... Revista de la Liga 19:00 ..................... Football 22:15...... Revista de la Liga 23:15............. Football Gold 23:45 ............ Football Gold

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River Monsters ITV1, 19:30

Angler Jeremy Wade investigates the story of a man who had his face ripped off in a remote Bolivian river, leading to a confrontation with one of his oldest adversaries. Jeremy’s initial thought is that it was the work of piranhas, but they rarely attack unless threatened in some way. A chat with the surgeon who performed the post-mortem on the victim changes his mind. Then an interview with someone who witnessed the attack reveals it was a Red Bellied Piranha - but why the change in the creature’s behaviour? Is there another predator in the river system threatening the piranhas?

Holby City BBC1, 20:00

Raf and Amy are set to discover whether their final round of IVF has been successful. However, Raf soon gets consumed in a diverting case - a patient who has been technically dead for several hours but whom Raf believes is a candidate for a Lazarus-like resuscitation. Torn between his wife’s emotional needs and cuttingedge medicine, Raf’s priorities are tested and his marriage buckles beneath the strain.


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11th April 2014 - 17th April 2014

Wednesday 06:00 ............................Breakfast 09:15 ..........Helicopter Heroes 10:00 ................... Homes Under the Hammer 11:00............... Don’t Get Done, Get Dom 11:45 .......................... Saints and Scroungers 12:15.................... Bargain Hunt 13:00........... BBC News at One 13:30......... BBC London News 13:45 ......................... Perfection 14:30 ............................Escape to the Country

Wednes

06:20 ................. Homes Under the Hammer

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

07:20 .............Don’t Get Done, Get Dom

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

08:05........................ Saints and Scroungers 08:35.............. Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

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

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

09:20.....Antiques Roadshow

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

10:20..............Food and Drink

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

10:50.......................... See Hear 11:20 ......................... Fall of the Roman Empire 14:15............ The Great British Bake Off

14:00 ............Storage Hoarders 15:00......................... Dickinson’s Real Deal 16:00.................... Tipping Point

15:30 .............. The Hairy Bikers’ Best of British

15:15 ................... Planet Earth

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

16:30................................ Flog It!

16:15 .................................Coast

18:00...... ITV News London

17:15 ....Antiques Roadshow

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

17:15............................ Pointless 18:00 ........ BBC News at Six 18:30 .... BBC London News 19:00 ...........The One Show 20:00............MasterChef

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21:00.......... Monkey Planet 22:00 ....... BBC News at Ten 22:25 .... BBC London News

22:35 ................. A Question of Sport 23:05 ............... The Michael McIntyre Chat Show 23:55 ............Scary Movie 4

18:00..................Eggheads 18:30 ............Escape to the Continent 19:30........................Great British Menu

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20:00.............. Under Offer: Estate Agents on the Job 21:00............... Ian Hislop’s Olden Days 22:00........ Happy Birthday BBC Two 22:30............... Newsnight 23:20 ................Watermen: A Dirty Business

19:00 ................ Emmerdale 19:30 .................Coronation Street 20:00 .................... Big Star’s Little Star 21:00..................Law and CW Order: UK choice 22:00................ ITV News at Ten and Weather 22:35............ Paul O’Grady’s Animal Orphans 23:35............. Baboons with Bill Bailey

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Law & Order: UK ITV1, 21.00 A bloody hotel room and a stolen credit card lead Ronnie and Joe to Charles Hutton (James Wilby), a member of the wealthy upper classes who dotes on his wife Camille, and daughter Georgia (Lucy Boynton). Without a body it is difficult to ascertain the crime, but before long, Ronnie and Joe have enough evidence to suggest that Georgia gave birth in the hotel room – but where is the baby now? Georgia and her boyfriend Rufus (Greg Austin) are difficult enough for Jake and Kate to prosecute but to make matters worse the defence counsel turns out to be an old nemesis of Jake’s, Maitland Cosby (Joseph Milson). But as the evidence against the young couple stacks up, how far will Georgia’s father go to protect her future?


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11th April 2014 - 17th April 2014

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Wednesday

16th

06:00 ...................... Countdown

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

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

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

06:45 ................. Will and Grace

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

06:30 ....................... Britain’s Got More Talent

07:00 ...............The Truth about Killer Dinosaurs

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

07:25 .....You’ve Been Framed!

08:00 ...............Planet Dinosaur

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10:00....Undercover Boss USA

12:15 ..............Gibraltar: Britain in the Sun

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

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

10:30..... The Real Housewives of Miami

07:10............. According to Jim 07:35............... King of Queens

11:00....... Come Dine with Me 12:00.............. Channel 4 News 12:05 ...... Come Dine with Me 13:40 .......... A Place in the Sun 14:40 ...................... Countdown 15:30 ...............Deal or No Deal 16:30................. Fifteen to One 17:30...... Come Dine with Me 18:00............ The Simpsons 18:30 .................. Hollyoaks 19:00 ........ Channel 4 News 19:55 ...............Lent Diaries

13:45 ...................... Neighbours 14:15 ...........Diagnosis Murder 15:15......................... Bonneville 17:00 .......................5 News at 5 17:30...................... Neighbours 18:00 ........Home and Away 18:30 ............Newstalk Live 19:00 ..... The Gadget Show 20:00 ..............Killing Spree 21:00 ........................... NCIS

CW 22:00 .........................Castle 20:00............. Secret Eaters choice 22:55 ........CSI: Crime Scene 21:00 .............. How to Get a Investigation W C Council House choice

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

10:00 ................................The Bill 11:00 ...........Emergency Bikers 12:00 ...........................Babylon 5 13:00............................. Dynamo: Magician Impossible 14:00 ...................... Doctor Who

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

15:00 ...................... Doctor Who

13:00 ....................... Britain’s Got More Talent

16:00 ...................... Doctor Who 17:00........................... Babylon 5

15:05...The Jeremy Kyle Show 16:10 ..... The Real Housewives of Miami

18:00..................... Dynamo: Magician Impossible

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

19:00...................... Dynamo Revealed

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

20:00 ................ Beauty and the Beast

19:00....You’ve Been Framed! 20:00... Two and a Half Men

21:00........................ Grimm

22:00........ The Hunt for the Boston Bombers

23:55.......... Law and Order: Special Victims Unit

21:00... Through the Keyhole

22:00 ....................... Believe

22:00........Shaun of the Dead

23:00 ............... Doctor Who

06:00......................... Dog Patrol

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

07:00 ....................... The Middle 08:00................ Modern Family

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

09:00....................... Yonderland

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

10:00........................... Futurama

08:00... RSPCA Animal Rescue

12:00.......... NCIS: Los Angeles

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

14:00.............. Emergency with Angela Griffin

11:00 ............My Kitchen Rules

07:00................... Radical Highs 07:10............................. Top Gear 09:00 ..............Storage Hunters 10:00.......... Lizard Lick Towing 11:00............................. Top Gear 13:00 ..............Storage Hunters 14:00.......... Lizard Lick Towing 15:00............................. Top Gear 17:00.............. Storage Hunters 18:00..... Lizard Lick Towing 18:30..... Lizard Lick Towing 19:00........................... QI XL 20:00 ............ Dara O’Briain: School of Hard Sums 21:00........... Have I Got a Bit More News for You 22:00 ............Dave Gorman: Modern Life is Goodish 23:00 ..........Mock the Week 23:40........... Frank Skinner’s Opinionated

06:00............. Thirtysomething

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

15:00 ....................... The Middle

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

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

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

16:00 .................. The Simpsons

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

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

16:00............ My Kitchen Rules

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

17:00 .................Inside Gatwick

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

18:00.... Nothing to Declare

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

18:30.... Nothing to Declare

20:00 ..............Duck Quacks Don’t Echo

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

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

21:00 .........................Bones

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

20:00 .............. Chicago Fire 22:00 ........ Grey’s Anatomy 23:00 .........................Bones

07:00....................... Blue Bloods 08:00 .......Star Trek: Enterprise 09:00................ Without a Trace 10:00....................... Blue Bloods 11:00................... Stargate SG-1 12:00 ............... Without a Trace 13:00.................................. House 14:00.................................. House 15:00............................. Star Trek: Enterprise 16:00................ Without a Trace 17:00 .......................Blue Bloods 18:00......................... House 19:00......................... House 20:00.... Networks of Power

April 06:00 ........................... Switched 06:25 ..................................90210 07:10 ......................... Ugly Betty 08:00 ................ Rude(Ish) Tube 09:00 .............Made in Chelsea 10:00 ........................... Charmed 11:00................. Rude(Ish) Tube 12:00 ... Rules of Engagement 12:30............................Hollyoaks 13:00 .......................... How I Met Your Mother 14:00..... The Big Bang Theory 15:00... Rules of Engagement 16:00 ........................... Charmed 17:00 .......................... How I Met Your Mother 18:00... The Big Bang Theory 19:00 .................. Hollyoaks 19:30 .......... How I Met Your Mother 20:30....The Big Bang Theory 21:00............ The Tomorrow People 22:00.........Party House : It’s Complicated 23:0........... Made in Chelsea

06:00................. Good Morning Sports Fans 09:00..... Ford Football Special 10:00............ Revista de la Liga 11:00.......... Barbados Legends Football 12:30............... Sporting Greats 13:00 ............ Revista de la Liga 14:00.................... Ford Football Special 15:00........... Barbados Legends Football 16:30 .....Ford Football Special 17:30................... Football Gold 18:00................ Boots ‘n’ All 19:00 ............. Spanish Gold

21:00 ................The Borgias

19:30.................. Ronaldo: A Golden Year

22:00.................... Mad Men

20:00 .... Copa Del Rey Final

23:00 ......................Game of Thrones

23:00 ............. Ford Football Special

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MasterChef BBC1, 20:00

The cookery competition continues with the fourth week of heats. First, the contestants are asked to cook their Calling Card, a practiced dish that represents who they are as a cook and showcases their talent. Then it is time for the Invention Test, where the contestants are given the choice of two sealed boxes of ingredients - one sweet and one savoury. The contestants then have just one hour to cook a dish good enough to keep them in the competition. For the four remaining cooks’ final challenge, they have to cook an impressive menu for some very special guests - 2009 MasterChef Champion Mat Follas and previous finalists Tom Rennolds and Daksha Mistry.

Great British Menu BBC2, 19:30

Great British Menu is back and 24 of the nation’s top chefs are competing for the chance to cook at a glorious banquet marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day. It is main course day for the North West chefs Mary Ellen McTague, James Durrant and Mark Ellis. After a disastrous fish course they are all desperate to impress the veteran judge. But who will redeem themselves?


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TV Guide

11th April 2014 - 17th April 2014

Thursday Thursday 06:00 ............................Breakfast 09:15.......... Helicopter Heroes 10:00 ................... Homes Under the Hammer 11:00............... Don’t Get Done, Get Dom 11:45.......................... Saints and Scroungers

06:00 ...................Homes Under the Hammer 07:00 .............. Don’t Get Done, Get Dom 07:45......................... Saints and Scroungers 08:15 ...............Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

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

09:00 ...............Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

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

09:45 ...........Gardeners’ World

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

10:15 .....................Animal Park

06:00 ........................... Daybreak 08:30.............................. Lorraine 09:25 ........................ The Jeremy Kyle Show 10:30.................... This Morning 11:25 ............................ITV News 11:30 .................... This Morning 12:30.................. Loose Women 13:30 .............................ITV News and Weather

11:00 ........... Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan

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

12:35.................. Jason and the Argonauts

15:00 .........................Dickinson’s Real Deal

15:30 .............. The Hairy Bikers’ Best of British

14:15 ............. The Great British Bake Off Masterclass

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

16:30 ................................ Flog It!

15:15 .................... Planet Earth

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

16:15 ..................................Coast

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

17:15..... Antiques Roadshow

13:45......................... Perfection 14:30............................ Escape to the Country

18:30 .... BBC London News 19:00 ...........The One Show 19:30 ................ EastEnders 20:00 ................MasterChef

CW 21:00..........Parking Mad choice 22:00 ....... BBC News at Ten 22:25 .... BBC London News 22:35 ...................... Life and Death Row 23:35 ...............The People’s Portrait

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18:00.................. Eggheads 18:30 .............Escape to the Continent

17:00...........................The Chase 18:00..................... ITV News London 18:30............. ITV News and Weather 19:00 ................ Emmerdale

19:30... Great British Menu

19:30 ...................... Tonight

20:00....... Digby Jones: The New Troubleshooter

20:00................ Emmerdale 20:30 ..................Ade at Sea

21:00 .......... Protecting Our Parents

21:00.............The Walton CW Sextuplets choice at 30

22:00..........Happy Birthday BBC Two 22:30................ Newsnight 23:20................ Ian Hislop’s Olden Days

22:00................ ITV News at Ten and Weather 22:35........... Mercury Rising

The Walton Sextuplets at 30 ITV1, 21.00

The Walton Sextuplets celebrate their 30th birthday in this new one off documentary. In an hour long special we meet the six girls Hannah, Luci, Jennie, Ruth, Kate and Sarah as they reach this milestone birthday and take a special trip of a lifetime to New York with their parents Janet and Graham - their first holiday together for nearly ten years. The Waltons, from Wallasey, are the world’s only surviving all female sextuplets and have attracted headlines from the moment they were born. ITV has followed the girls throughout their lives and in this brand new programme we get an insight into the girls’ lives as they approach 30. We also hear Janet and Graham’s extraordinary journey from trying to conceive to being told they were having sextuplets and through archive footage we see the girls over the years as babies, toddlers and teenagers. The girls are now almost the same age Janet was when she fell pregnant and we hear the girls talking about the prospect of having families of their own.


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11th April 2014 - 17th April 2014

Thursday Thursday 17th April

23:05............. Embarrassing Bodies

06:00..................... Children’s TV 08:35................................... Toby’s Travelling Circus 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 .............It Takes a Thief to Catch a Thief 13:15 .............Home and Away 13:45 ...................... Neighbours 14:15 ...........Diagnosis Murder 15:20 ...........................The Front 17:00 .......................5 News at 5 17:30 ...................... Neighbours 18:00........ Home and Away 18:30 ............Newstalk Live 19:00.... Police Interceptors 20:00 ....... Beware! Cowboy Builders Abroad 21:00..............Driven to Kill: Harold Shipman 22:00...... Person of Interest 23:00.................. Gypsies on Benefits and Proud

06:00 ........................Emmerdale 06:25 ...........Coronation Street 06:55 .....You’ve Been Framed! 07:45............... The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 08:30...................... Dinner Date 09:30 ..... The Real Housewives of Atlanta 10:30 ..... The Real Housewives of Miami 11:30.................. The Millionaire Matchmaker 12:30 ........................Emmerdale 13:00 ...........Coronation Street 13:30......You’ve Been Framed! 16:10 ..... The Real Housewives of Miami 17:35 ..................The Millionaire Matchmaker 18:30................ Dinner Date 19:30....You’ve Been Framed! 20:00... Two and a Half Men 21:00 .................. Tom Daley Goes Global 22:00........... Celebrity Juice 22:50............................ Dads 23:20... Two and a Half Men

06:00 .........................Dog Patrol

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

07:10 .............................Top Gear

06:00 .............Thirtysomething

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

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

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

07:00 .......................Blue Bloods

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

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

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

09:00....................... Yonderland

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

09:00 .............. Man v Food: The Carnivore Chronicles

09:30.......... Football’s Funniest Moments

08:00 ..................RSPCA Animal Rescue

10:00 ..........Lizard Lick Towing

10:00 .......................Blue Bloods

10:00 ...........................Futurama

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

10:30 ...........................Futurama

11:00 ............My Kitchen Rules

13:00.............. Man v Food: The Carnivore Chronicles

12:00 .......... NCIS: Los Angeles

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

06:00 ...................... Countdown 06:45 ................. Will and Grace 07:10 ............ According to Jim 07:35 ............... King of Queens 08:00..............Everybody Loves Raymond 09:00 .................................Frasier 10:00 ...Undercover Boss USA 11:00 ...... Come Dine with Me 13:40 .......... A Place in the Sun 14:40 ...................... Countdown 15:30................Deal or No Deal 16:30................. Fifteen to One 17:30 ...... Come Dine with Me 18:00 ............The Simpsons 18:30 .................. Hollyoaks 19:00 ........ Channel 4 News 19:55 ...............Lent Diaries 20:00................. Posh Pawn 21:00 .........15,000 Kids and Counting 22:00......... 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

14:00 .............. Emergency with Angela Griffin

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

15:00........................ The Middle

16:00 ............My Kitchen Rules

16:00.................. The Simpsons

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

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

18:00 ... Nothing to Declare

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

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

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

20:00 ...........America’s Next Top Model

19:30 ............The Simpsons 20:00 .........................Arrow 21:00 ............... Intelligence

21:00 ........ My Best Friend’s Wedding

23:00..................Revolution

23:00.................. CSI: Miami

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

14:00 ..........Lizard Lick Towing 15:00 .............................Top Gear 17:00.............. Man v Food: The Carnivore Chronicles 18:00..... Lizard Lick Towing 19:00......... Motorway Cops 20:00............................QI XL 21:00 ........................... Suits 22:00 ..........Mock the Week 22:40 ............ Dara O’Briain: School of Hard Sums 23:40........................... QI XL

06:10...................... Doctor Who 07:00 ...............The Truth about Killer Dinosaurs 08:00..................... Walking with Monsters: Life Before Dinosaurs 09:00 ................................The Bill 11:00........... Emergency Bikers 12:00........................... Babylon 5 13:00.............. Dynamo Top Ten Greatest Moments 14:00 .............................Dynamo: Magician Impossible 15:00 ...................... Doctor Who 16:00 ...................... Doctor Who 17:00 ...........................Babylon 5 18:00.... Dynamo: Magician Impossible 19:00.........Dynamo Top Ten Greatest Moments 20:00......................... Grimm 21:00 ....................... Believe 22:00 .....................Love Me, Love My Face 23:00................ Doctor Who

09:00................ Without a Trace 11:00 ................... Stargate SG-1 12:00 ............... Without a Trace 13:00 ..................................House 14:00.................................. House 15:00....... Star Trek: Enterprise 16:00 ............... Without a Trace 17:00 .......................Blue Bloods 18:00......................... House 19:00 .........................House 20:00 .......................... David Attenborough’s Galapagos 21:00.............Steve Coogan: Stand-Up Down Under 22:00 ............... Blue Bloods 23:00 ..................... Banshee

06:00 ........................... Switched 06:25 ..................................90210 07:10 ......................... Ugly Betty 08:00 ................ Rude(Ish) Tube 09:00 .............Made in Chelsea 10:00 ........................... Charmed 11:00................. Rude(Ish) Tube 12:00... Rules of Engagement 12:30 ...........................Hollyoaks 13:00 .......................... How I Met Your Mother 14:00..... The Big Bang Theory 15:00... Rules of Engagement 16:00 ........................... Charmed 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...............2 Broke Girls 22:00.............. The IT Crowd

06:00................. Good Morning Sports Fans 07:00 ..................Good Morning Sports Fans 08:00 ..................Good Morning Sports Fans 09:00 .....Ford Football Special 10:00 ............What’s the Story? 11:00 ......... Copa Del Rey Final 12:00 ........................ Boots ‘n’ All 13:00 .....Ford Football Special 14:00 ............What’s the Story? 15:00 ......... Copa Del Rey Final 16:00 .....Ford Football Special 17:00..................................... FL72 18:00 .....................Ringside 19:00 .............Super League Superstars 19:30............ Rugby League 22:15............................ FL72

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Documentary series about the world of parking, following the work of those in the public and private parking sectors and telling the stories of motorists involved in parking disputes. The series also follows the tribunals that adjudicate parking disputes between motorists and councils, and the bailiffs who pursue unpaid fines. In this episode, parking campaigner Mr Mustard helps a 93-year-old man appeal against a fine he has been given by Barnet Council. At a roadside operation run jointly with the police, bailiff Debbie is confronted by a very angry man - will she be able to confiscate his van? In Lincoln, we meet the team dealing with parking in an increasingly busy city centre. Residents in a quiet Sussex village take direct action to stop commuters to London from parking on their road, which happens to be right next to the station. And in Devon, a businessman has developed a talking parking ticket.


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Entertainment

By Jamie Droo WHEN it comes to being on stage, it is usually a calling and not a job. Like nursing being an entertainer is something that is in the blood.

As a solo artiste it can be a very exciting life, but to share that love and excitement with another artiste is an even better feeling. There have been some fabulous duos here in Tenerife over the years - and some still remain and continue to succeed. The first ingredient for an entertainment duo, whether they are musical instrumentalists, vocal harmonisers or comedians, is chemistry. If you get lucky and the chemistry is there from the beginning, then you’ll have an easy ride - as long as it’s also backed up by talent. There is something magical about watching more than one person perform on stage. Duos seem to gain more respect a lot quicker than a solo artiste would from an audience and those who don’t? Well, they don’t last very long on this circuit, where you are only as good as your last gig. Until recently, the majority of duos working in Tenerife have been resi-

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TWO’S COMPANY! dent in one venue. This has helped establish them and the bar they perform in. No matter whether you are solo or a duo, consistency breeds custom, and people love to come back to Tenerife to recreate the memories made on their last visit. There are so many duos like this that I could write about this week, but I would like to focus on one. When it comes to consistency, Innuendo have to be recognised as one of the hardest-working duos on the Island. This is not just for what they do on stage but, equally, what happens off-stage as they market their venue and Innuendo as a product. Les and Donna have been working together for almost 20 years in Tenerife, and they have always put in so much effort in creating a viable brand with Innuendo. They were quick to exploit social networks and were one of the first, if not the first, to have their own website which did more than just give information. Les, a guitarist from Leicester, is also a “Tech Head” and totally into his gadgets. He always has the best of everything when it comes to equipment. The pair were also the first on the Island to stream their performances via their website, so that people all over the world could log on and reminisce of their time in Tenerife. And also for loved ones

back home to see their family and friends enjoying themselves on holiday. For years, Les and Donna have been uploading photographs of the nights at their resident venue, and they now have a database of tens of thousands of pictures, all organised

in date order and available for viewing at www. innuendotenerife.com About five years ago, they introduced a function on their live stream, which allowed the viewer to buy the artiste a drink. This, I believe, is a facility unique to them. Along with other

hooks and features, Innuendo have amassed a huge fan base from all parts of the globe. They have a chemistry on stage which audiences love - and keep returning to see. For many years, Les and Donna were well known for working in Puerto Colon and put-

ting on some of the best shows on the Island. You can now find Innuendo performing every night at Crazy Las Vegas Bar, along the Fañabe Promenade. It can be so challenging being partners in life as well as partners on stage, and also maintaining the presence they have online and as a duo when performing live. The couple cover all kinds of music and have an international appeal. Alongside their work with Innuendo, they have produced some excellent work for other artistes. As I have mentioned all the latest gadgetry is set up in the Innuendo studio, and they have made countless posters for many artistes. Not only static publicity but video publicity is also on the menu. Back in 2005, Innuendo created a video of my show at The Moonlight Bar, using four cameras and capturing both the delivery and reaction to comedy. Although technology has moved on somewhat in the field of video production, I still use that video as part of my own publicity pack. Innuendo are so talented. They are experts in maintaining a consistent entertainment programme and also in promoting themselves online the way they do. The dynamic they bring to a venue is unique to them, and that venue gets so much more than just a resident duo for its evening entertainment.

Fun in Fañabe!

THE phrase “Fun Pub” emerged in the late Eighties and early Nineties and described a place where entertainment came at you from all angles. Almost a year ago the two Fun Pubs in Fanabe, The First & Last and Ye Olde Ocean, were taken over by an English family. They have been in business here for many years and have already enjoyed success running some of the larger bars in Tenerife. The new manage-

ment team are looking forward to the summer and have already seen some really busy nights. The entertainment programme in both bars has been designed not to clash, and offers variety in abundance. Whether you like a tribute artiste, live bands, vocal groups and duos, or just enjoy getting up on the karaoke, these bars have a fine selection, featuring the best artistes on the Island performing every night at 11pm.

Compere Vinnie Love, who holds the keys to the stage in The First & Last, can be seen from 9.30pm every night. I have the pleasure of occupying the residency at Ye Olde Ocean as compere, and I love it there. It reminds me of my time at The Full Monty bar before, sadly, it closed its doors. The bar’s atmosphere alone was buzzing, and that’s just how the Fañabe fun pubs make you feel.


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Tenerife Loves Karaoke

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HEAT 6: Tenerife Loves Karaoke at Springers Bar

Chloe survives - by a mile! OVER the years, Springers Bar has always hosted a successful Tenerife Loves Karaoke heat – and last Friday was no exception.

Eddie Marzella, business partner and resident compere at Springers, has to be congratulated for the way he promotes this event. His build-up started around St Patrick’s Day, three weeks ago. Every night, Eddie let everyone know that the TLK tour bus was coming to town, And he encouraged the best of his regular karaoke singers to enter at Springers - and nowhere else! Something tells us that Eddie wants Springers to produce a Grand Final winner. As a result of Eddie’s industry, Springers produced the most pre-registered number of contestants so far in this year’s event. The judging panel was a little different this week as regular judges John Zammit and Michelle Phillips were absent from the table, but not from the bar! This time they were there to enjoy the show. Flying the Oasis Fm flag instead were Jo and Ange, with compere Eddie and regular customer Mike representing

also occupied! Some brilliant songs were performed and the judges and audience were all treated to that “wow” factor. The top three after round one were regular competitor Gary (Shaggy) Thomson, 2011 grand finalist Alex and 17-year-old Chloe Guy. The eventual winner by a clear margin was Chloe, who sang a beautiful version of Leah McFall’s I Will Survive (the original hit was performed by Gloria Gaynor) and followed it up in the sing-off with Emeli Sande’s Read All About It. Alex came second, and Gary took home his second third-place TLK trophy to add to his other two runner-up trophies. Confused? So were we! But we look forward to the next heat of Tenerife Loves Karaoke, which takes place tonight

the bar. All four agreed their task was difficult, and this was clearly shown by the difference in points between the placings, most separat-

ed by fractions. Fourth, fifth and sixth places could have easily been in the sing-off were it not for just one point. It was so close, and proved

that Eddie’s plan to put on a great show had worked. The bar was packed, with standing-room only, and that space was

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(Friday) at Soul Train, San Eugenio, where, no doubt, Gary Thomson will be in action again! He is as determined as ever to secure a place in the Grand Final on 6th June at Showtime, Las Americas, when the eventual winner will take home the 1,000euro cash prize. Paul Sherman of PS Photography (TLK 2014 sponsor), is astounded by the quality of singers in the final so far and is looking forward to the final night. However, as a judge, he knows he’ll find it tough. See you all tonight at Soul Train, and don’t forget to tune in to Oasis Fm from 3pm till 6pm as Jamie and The Droo Crew broadcast live from the bar. And Jamie will be featuring a live performance by New York soul singer Sebastian Whittaker.

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Vegas plants a winner! By Margaret Tully I CAN’T believe how quickly this year is flying by. It is only weeks until May, which is the start of the hot season for plants.

I have started my preparations by washing lots of 3in pots in preparation for transplanting my seedlings. As I have mentioned previously, I have a tiny plant room, covered in the fabric used at the banana plantations, which has a plastic window and a door. I use this for my seedsowing and pottingon, and I have started some seeds already as it maintains a regular temperature and I can get a head start. As the year hots up and no more seed-sowing goes on, I use it for tomatoes, cucumber and pepper plants. It offers a great deal of shelter from the vicious winds. Once you have washed your pots in a mild soap solution and rinsed thoroughly, make sure they are dry and store in a dry, dust-free place until you use them. By washing them and storing them, you will have clean, germ-free pots for use when needed. When the hot season really takes off, seedlings generally germinate quicker and you can find yourself with a lot of seeds ready at the same time. This is when you must be prepared for a massive commitment to your plants.

They need a lot of water, especially fruit and vegetables. They need to be harvested when ripe, and they must be

Fruit or vegetable, and what can I do with it?

A FEW people have mentioned to me that they see fruit and vegetables for sale in the Farmers’ Markets, or in greengrocers, and they just don’t know what they are and what you do with them.

If you have come across a fruit or vegetable which leaves you baffled, I would love you to email me at margaretktully@aol.com giving a description, a name if possible and any other relevant information. And I will share my findings with everyone.

removed when they have gone over to prevent disease. You can grow all the sun-loving fruit and veg in pots, so don’t be put off by thinking you need acres of earth to grow some edibles. As you know, I like to see plants growing in their natural habitat, so I went off to Las Vegas this weekend. Don’t panic, it was Tenerife’s own Las Vegas - a lovely little village a few kilometres from Chimiche/El Rio. I have been there before and never tire of looking at the flora and fauna on offer.

There were lots of Echium simplex growing wild. This is commonly known as White Viper’s Bugloss, the vernacular name being Taginaste. The bees were buzzing busily around its tall stems of white flowers because they are a rich source of nectar. This Echium is very similar to the Taginaste Rojo (Echium wildpretii). But, as the Spanish name suggests, the flowers on this one are red and the whole plant grows more vigorously. Echium wildpretii grows higher up, near to and in Teide National Park. I took lots of photos of this echium the last time I was there as it is an iconic image, used in many postcards. In La Palma, they have Echium wildpretii sub. Trichosiphon, which has pink flowers. I haven’t grown any of the above Echiums but, by accident, I have grown the Viper’s Bugloss (Echium vulgare). Bugloss means oxtongued, which describes its spiny/hairy, tongue-shaped leaves. I must have carried the plant or its seeds on the soles of my shoes the last time I went to Las Vegas, because it ended up seeding itself in my garden. It doesn’t look as impressive as other Echiums, but the colour of its deep-purple flowers, which start out as

a deep red, are amazing - and it also attracts bees. Another plant I saw was the Pericallis Lanata, previously known as a Senecio and acknowledged in the Canaries as a Palomera. It took my breath away at times as it clung in clumps to rocks and hung high above me like a purple waterfall. It was in abundance, with a delicate, daisylike flower, and is actually from the Asteraceae family. The petals are anything from pink to purple, with white near the centre. They have five, notched green leaves, which are also purple on the underside. It’s a fantastic plant

to grow in a dry, shady corner of your garden, either in a pot or in the ground, or on your patio. But make sure you don’t over-water - give them free-draining, slightly-acidic soil and they will thrive. There are lots of hybrids on the market now, generally known as Senetti. It’s a plant to consider for next year: sow in the cold season (Oct) for a show in April-June. In the gardens on the way back down to the car from Las Vegas, there were fruit trees laden with Nisperos (Loquats) and Seville Oranges, but why don’t they pick them? I would happily take them off their hands!

SOW IT… GROW IT… TASTE IT Hot and spicy Potato Wedges

THIS week will not be a Sow it, Grow it, Taste it recipe. Instead, it will be a “What can I make to eat after a four-hour walk up the hot mountains”? Ingredients *Potatoes *Pimiento pepper powder *Oil *Sprig of fresh Rosemary Method *Scrub potatoes clean, leaving some of the skin on them *Cut them into wedges and wash, but do not dry *Roll wedges in a plate full of pimiento pepper powder

*Sprinkle with chopped Rosemary and let wedges dry *Heat some oil (enough to cover wedges) in a deep pan (a wok is excellent) *Once the oil is very hot, add in the wedges a few at a time *Make sure they are cooked thoroughly until fluffy inside *Keep adding raw wedges as you remove the ones which are cooked to a clean plate, using kitchen paper, to allow them to drain *Serve with a dollop of tomato sauce or mayonnaise on the side


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Health and Beauty

By Val Sainsbury

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Drugs not a solution for hyperactive kids

ATTENTION deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is not a real disease, according to a leading neuroscientist.

Dr Bruce Perry, an acknowledged worldwide expert in child trauma, believes anyone would fit at least two of the criteria for being diagnosed with ADHD at any time - and says the disorder is “best thought of as a description”. Prescriptions for stimulant drugs such as Ritalin have increased twofold for children and adolescents in the UK with ADHD, and fourfold in adults between 2003 and 2008. Dr Perry, a senior fellow of the ChildTrauma Academy in Houston, Texas, was speaking ahead of his meeting last week with Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

He is concerned that children are being diagnosed with ADHD - despite, in his opinion, it being a label describing symptoms of various physiological problems only. He told The Observer: “We are very immature in our current evolution in giving diagnoses. One hundred years ago, someone would

go to the doctor with a chest pain and would be sweating. “And the doctor would say, ‘Oh, you have a fever’. “The doctors would label it, just like we label it ADHD now. But it’s a description rather than a real disease.” Dr Perry added: “If you give psycho-stimulants to animals when they

are young, their rewards systems change … taking a medication influences systems in ways we don’t always understand. “The psycho/stimulant drugs given to children are believed to stimulate a part of the brain that varies behavioural and mental reactions.” Around 3-7% of children, or 400,000, are

said to have ADHD in Britain, with many being prescribed drugs to try to improve their concentration at school. The NHS Choices website describes the disorder as being “a group of behavioural symptoms that include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness”. Common symptoms include a short attention span, restlessness or constant fidgeting and being easily distracted, says the Health Service. Many people with ADHD also have learning difficulties and other problems such as sleep disorders. The condition is normally diagnosed between the ages of three to seven. Potential risk factors include smoking, alcohol or drug abuse during pregnancy, premature birth, and simply being male. Dr Perry was guest speaker at last week’s Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) ScienceSeries event in London. And Labour

MP Graham Allen, the EIF chairman, calls him the “best in his field”. In January, MailOnline reported paediatric neurologist Dr Richard Saul’s comments that ADHD “simply doesn’t exist” and was being used to mask less-serious problems. In his own practice, Chicago-based Dr Saul unpicked cases such as a young girl who was unruly in school. It transpired that she couldn’t see the blackboard and simply needed glasses. He wrote a Daily Mail article last month, claiming the symptoms of ADHD could have routine causes which are ignored because of a knee-jerk diagnosis. A group of researchers from Australia and the Netherlands, echoing Dr Saul’s views, said last November that the diagnosis of ADHD may have become too broad. The EIF was officially launched by Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street a year ago, with full crossparty support.

No more heart aches? A NEW heart drug, which has no side-effects, could be used as a powerful alternative to statins.

Doctors in America are confident that the new treatment, not yet licensed, has the potential to help save

millions of lives worldwide. Statins reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes by lowering levels of LDL, known as “bad” cholesterol. But some users suffer from side-effects. Several companies are developing these drugs, and three studies of Amgen’s ver-

sion of this treatment, known as evolocumab, found it lowered LDL by 55-66%, compared with others who took a fake drug. Research into evolocumab, revealed at the American College of Cardiology’s scientific meeting in Washington over the weekend, showed it outperformed

other cholesterol medicines significantly. Dr Michael Koren, one of the lead investigators on two of the studies, said: “In terms of the LDL lowering, these drugs are as good, or better, than anything we have.” The drug has been shown to reduce cholesterol, but doctors

want further evidence to prove it could help prevent heart attacks and deaths, as has been shown with statins. However, as with most new drugs, there are drawbacks because the new medication is likely to be far more expensive than statins - and it is administered through injections rather than

pills. Nevertheless, Dr Koren said his team, from Jacksonville Centre for Clinical Research in Florida, were “very, very pleased” with how well patients accepted the jabs. Overall safety “is very, very encouraging,” said Dr Scott Wasserman, Amgen’s executive medical director.


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THE FINE ART OF FACIALS…

By Stella from Robot

A FACIAL treatment is not just about great products, but also about taking time to massage in those beneficial ingredients.

The massaging action itself helps boost circulation and brings fresh nutrients to the surface layers of the skin. This helps to improve the complexion, improves skin tone and reduces the appearance of fine lines. So enjoy a facial every 4-6 weeks. Relaxation For many people, the very act of lying down and being pampered for 30 minutes or more is a tonic in itself. It can make you feel as revived and refreshed

as a siesta. And when we look good, we feel good. Deep cleansing A thorough cleanse will work wonders for the skin’s appearance, but it can be hard to find the time at home. A regular facial means you are allocating specific time to care for your skin and keep it looking its best. Advice and information A good facialist will be a mine of invaluable information about how to keep your skin looking good. If she’s passionate about what she does, she will welcome any questions and be pleased to offer advice. Aftercare advice For 24 hours after a facial, avoid make-up and UV light exposure. Combined with potentially pore-clogging products such as make-up, this could lead to blocked pores, blackheads and spots. And, combined with a sunbed or sunbathing,

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it could result in an adverse reaction, such as prickly heat. Skin care at home A good skin-care regime at home doesn’t have to be about expensive products. There are excellent products on the market to suit every skin type and condition. Drinking plenty of water, getting enough sleep and cutting down on nicotine, caffeine and alcohol will also help. Cleanse, tone, moisturise For make-up removal, use a separate cream or lotion cleanser, toner and moisturiser to ensure that all traces have disappeared. Liquid cleansers, or face washes (with water) are best used in the morning, on clear skin. Exfoliants Exfoliation is important to keep skin looking fresh and bright, and to avoid congestion (clogged pores that lead to spots and blackheads). Exfoliating 2-3 times per week for oily and combination skins, and once or twice a week for dry or sensitive skin, using a gentle product with fine grains. Face masks It’s really important to get the right product for your skin type as face masks vary enormously. Clay or mudbased setting masks are for deep cleansing and are best for oily skins. Creamy, nonsetting masks tend to be for intensive hydration and are best used on dry skin. Ideally, a mask should be applied once a week following cleansing and exfoliation.

By Ruth Benson IN the last few weeks, fashion has been inspired by a new trend and that is food!

The most talkedabout has been the Moschino Fashion House and its take on the fast-food brand McDonald’s. It has become so popular that celebrities such as Katy Perry and Rita Orla have been spotted wearing it. But it has caused controversy with McDonald’s employees. Staff have viewed the fashions first seen at the Milan Fashion Week as “mocking.” Employee Mia Brussendorff said: “There is nothing fashionable about working at McDonald’s,” and she went on to say that they were paid just the minimum wage. “People paying up to 1,000 dollars for an item inspired by our uniform are mocking us,” she added. Jeremy Scott, who designed the collection, also took inspiration from Cheeto’s, Hershey’s and Fruit Loops in his homage to icons from the Nineties. Moschino are not the only designers to have been inspired by food. In 2004, Jean Paul Gaultier created a collection of clothes, made from bread and aptly named “Pan Couture”. In 2009, milliner Judy

Bentinck designed the “flake hat” for Ascot, which included edible chocolate for racegoers to sample. The most memorable would probably be Lady Gaga’s meat dress, which she wore in 2010 to the MTV music video awards. My own favourite is the annual catwalk for the Salon du Chocolat, held in Paris every season. And I’m sure I don’t need to tell you what the clothes are made of for that. Jeremy Scott, when

asked about his choice for the recent collection, says: “Ultimately, we need no more clothes. We could function with all that is on the earth now. So you have to have this reason to want things. “To me, it’s to make you happy - and to me, that’s linked to humour.” I can see where he is coming from as I often go on about fashion and fun. But personally, I would prefer to eat my McMenu than wear it!


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Cabildo culinary season underway TENERIFE Cabildo always does an excellent job of promoting local produce, and its annual “sampling” season is underway.

Over the next few months, there will be 14 gastronomic events in different municipalities, showcasing Tenerife food and drink to tourists and Islanders. This week, Icod de los Vinos had the honour of getting the season underway with its popular rabbit condumio. Until the end of the month, local restaurants will create their own signature dishes, all based on the Icod tradition of rabbit and potatoes! This weekend Los Cristianos has a mini tasting event and later this month, Vilaflor has its white potato show-

case. Granadilla’s festival next month will be devoted to “oily fish” dishes, while July’s Los Realejos gastronomic show is another feast for potato protagonists! At the end of the summer, Adeje’s September food festival combines

cheese, honey and corn dishes, although maybe not on the same plate! Santa Cruz follows, offering food lovers potato products in a range of formats, including the special Canarian sweet potato. The last quarter of 2014 begins in October in Puerto de la Cruz, with the popular fish festival teaming up with a banana showcase. Guimaras will focus on sweet potato, Arico (honey), Candelaria (sweet potato), La Matanza de Acentejo (apple) and Guia de Isora (almonds and honey) to complete a busy month of fayres. November begins with events returning to Guia de Isora before, Arafo (sweet potato and chestnut) and, finally, Acentejo (chestnuts) bring us around to Christmas time. These festivals and gastronomic routes are co-organised by the various participating councils and co-ordinated by Tourism Tenerife. The colourful events give the local produce a real platform and are always well attended. There are numerous competitions during each festival, producing a friendly, but very real rivalry between producers and restaurants. In 2013, over 50 food companies and producers took part - and more than 300 restaurants entered dishes for competition.


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GastroBar, La Kocina

An artistic dining experience

WE had the opportunity this week of sampling a completely different style of eatery in the South of Tenerife.

Even though GastroBar La Kocina, in El Camison, Las Americas, has been open for about a year, it is still a relative newcomer to the local restaurant scene. Although the outside, candle-lit terrace looked lovely, we chose to sit inside in a dining area I would describe as modern with an Art Deco flair. The menu is based on classic dishes from mainland Spain, and has a range of speci-

alities from Bilbao and the Basque country of Northern Spain. We were treated to their “Special Sharing menu”, from which we were invited to try small portions (known as raciones - a bit bigger than tapas) of their best dishes. This Sharing menu is also available to the public and can be customised to suit your taste. As we waited for our first course we sipped on a lovely glass of red Ribero Del Duero wine, Canta Perdices, which was recommended by Paco, the owner himself. To start, we were brought Marinated Salmon, topped with a Mango Vinaigrette and Foie “Micuit” with a Fig

marmalade served with Olive oil-drizzled crispbreads on a cool slate platter. The salmon was fresh and fruity and the Pate rich and smooth. The next course to share was a classic Warm Goat’s cheese salad, with raspberry vinaigrette - you can never go wrong with that! This was served alongside homemade Iberian ham croquettes, on a dab of Ali oli. A range of other “different” salads is also available. The next dish out was something slightly different, by the name of Marmitako. It was a Traditional Basque Speciality of Fresh Tuna chunks (not from a tin) cooked in a stew of potatoes, peppers

and onions. Hearty and full of flavour but, in all probability, it would not have been a first choice for me. But after trying it, I was hooked and would definitely order it again. Even though we were starting to feel a bit full, there were still another couple of dishes to tackle: Seabass Fillets topped with a wild mushroom sauce and lightly-battered Cod Tempura with a wholegrain mustard-andhoney dipping sauce. Both light, and both delicious! Finally, it was time for desserts: warm, luxurious Chocolate Brownie, topped with a Strawberry coulis and dairy ice-cream on the side. Safe to say, we were totally stuffed by the end of it. Although our menu of the evening was more fish-orientated, La Kocina offer some lovely meat dishes, such as Crunchy Chicken, Duck, Veal, and much more. One of the interesting features about this restaurant is that they have a different exhibition on every month from range of artists, so you have the option of admiring their work while you eat. And you can even take a painting home with you if anything particu-

larly catches your eye. They’re open for lunch or dinner, serving their five-star quality food at reasonable prices. But,

unfortunately, they are closed on Sundays. Phone 922 794 630 for more details of this sizzling restaurant.


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By Monica Dyson MY mother never visited a gym in her life, or knew anything about the Durkan or Atkins diets. Slimming clubs were certainly not an option for her; nor classes in Zumba or Pilates. Yet she was slim and fit. It seems that women 60 years ago in the UK managed to burn up more calories than any woman does today. Women in 1953 spent three hours each day doing the housework, an hour walking to and from the shops, an hour doing the shopping, traipsing from the butchers, bakers and greengrocers and doing this frequently during the week as they did not have a freezer or often a fridge. They would then spend another hour making the evening meal, sometimes also preparing lunch because many husbands came home in the middle of the day. They also burned up many more calories in walking their children to and from school, in a time when a family car was still a rarity. In fact, most things seemed to involve walking: to school, to church,

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Having a life of Riley! to the shops. Even their recreational activities could be something energetic, like sequence dancing, although mothers could often be seen to be “wasting a bit of time”, having a cup of tea when they stopped work for a break to listen to Mrs Dales Diary. Modern women consume a lot more calories. This could well be attributed to junk food because, in years gone by, they were more likely to cook everything from scratch than rely on anything pre-packed. They’d also prepare what my mother would have called a “proper meal”, with plenty of fresh vegetables like swede, turnips, cabbages and sprouts. Today’s young women have a life of Riley compared with those days. They drive rather than walk; they have freezers, which means fewer shopping trips; and they use supermarkets, which have everything under one roof. It’s far cry from 50-60 years ago, but it does seem that modern technology has made women two-thirds less active than their forebears, which goes to show how important exercise is in the battle to maintain a healthy balance. Also surprisingly is that housewives then, while not having access to information like 50 Shades of Grey, enjoyed a much

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more active sex life than women of today That’s because they did not have to divide their time between career, childcare and socialising. Women today have many more headaches! Recent studies also show how unfit and obese many of our children and grandchildren are. When we were children, we lived in the shadow of post-war rationing. Our mothers were obsessed with making sure we were well-nourished as foods, hitherto unavailable, started to come into the shops. It was a matter of pride that, when we were taken to the local clinic to obtain malt and a certain kind of concentrated orange juice - the taste of which our generation has never forgotten - we were seen to be well-fed. We ate things that would be totally frowned upon today. Cholesterol and its link to heart disease wasn’t something anyone thought about. It was all about filling your family as cheaply and as plentifully as possible. Some foods were said to “line your chest”

against winter infections. There would be no way you could have a joint of pork without cooking it in a large slab of lard, which made delicious pork dripping for sandwiches. Many foods were fried. Grilling wasn’t an option, and our mothers had a baking day when they would produce enough bread, cakes, tarts and buns to last the whole week. Meals would often finish off with a homemade pudding. Once sweets were no longer rationed, in 1953, there was no stopping us as we spent our pocket money on blackjacks, sherbet fountains, gob-stoppers or liquorice sticks. So, given the amount of “bad” food we ate as children, we should have been totally obese. But that wasn’t the case. It appears that child nutrition in the Fifties was superior to that of today’s children. We ate more bread and drank more milk, which gave us calcium and fibre. Red meat gave us iron, and there were few fizzy drinks or sweets. And we were used to

eating lots of vegetables because of the plentiful supply grown by father in the back garden. What’s more, we ate what was put in front of us. No multiple choices in those days! My family ate a lot of fish - one of the few foods not on ration during the War - which was good for fish-and-chip shops! So why was the Fifties’ child often in better shape than the child today? It’s not rocket science. When we were young, we were more active than today’s children are, and, like our mothers, we walked everywhere. We didn’t have a television to sit in front of, and no computers. When we weren’t at school, we couldn’t wait to get outside to play, sometimes disappearing for hours. We skipped, played tiggy and hopscotch and, of course, without the same concerns for our safety that parents have today. It is said that a return to some Fifties’ values would help in the fight against obesity in children here in the UK

and, I am sure, in many other countries. Like having meals as a family instead of at different times, and having the same meals as adults and not things like chicken nuggets. Like making sure children get enough sleep, and have no access to computers in their bedrooms - and limiting their television viewing. It’s very sad that so many of today’s activities cost money, such as swimming, gymnastics, football and rugby training, which prohibits many families from affording them for their children. It’s a sad fact that if the current trend towards overweight children continues, governments could face a serious health crisis, hospitals being unable to cope with the number of obesity-related illnesses in adulthood. The phrase “Life of Riley” originated from a letter home by an Irish/ American soldier in the US Army during the First World War. That’s how he described the camp’s good conditions and food.

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(Old) Dog of the Week! PUPPIES are relatively easy to home, and most adopters like a blank canvas, free of baggage and issues.

Doubtless, the older the dog, the more difficult it is to find a loving home. And, sadly, some dogs really do “miss the boat” and are overlooked for most of their lives. Solitario is one such dog. He is 12 and has been with us for almost all his life. We think he deserves a nice place to enjoy his final years, but we fully understand that some people might be put off by any looming vet bills. Therefore, Solitario is on our list of “permanent foster dogs”, which means that we retain legal ownership of the dog and must meet his vet care needs.

All YOU need to do is feed him and love him. Can you do that for Solitario? If so, call Sue on 629 388 102 for more information. Our charity shops We are looking for volunteers to work in one of our charity shops, Please get in touch with Siobhan on 630 857 626

if you are interested. Also, if you have any quality, unwanted clothes, cds, dvds, shoes, household items or children’s clothing, call Siobhan now. 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 on Saturdays Kel even opens the Los Cristianos shop on Sundays. Come and have a browse, bag a bargain and help the animals.


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Accion del Sol news

Police lowdown on micro-chips! WITH the help of refuge staff last Friday, Arona’s local police learned how to read dogs’ micro-chips to enable them to trace the lost and abandoned animals.

This has again demonstrated the importance of having your pet micro-chipped, with the correct contact information, so they can be traced quickly and returned safely to you. Accion is holding a sponsored dog walk on Sunday (13th April), meeting at 10.30am by the Los Cristianos Harbour car park entrance. We will walk along the seafront to Las Americas and back, via The Patch and Parque Santiago. Please join us with your own dog or, for a five-euro donation, you can borrow a refuge dog, which will guarantee to bring a little sunshine to his/her life.

As it’s nearly Easter, there will be a prize for the dog and owner wearing the best Easter bonnet. Please call Accion del Sol on 922 778 630 to reserve your dog, or for

more information about the event. San Miguel’s branch of the Red Cross (Cruz Roja) also visited the refuge recently to learn how to assist, handle and help dogs in need

Calling all you mods, rockers and hippies! SAN MIGUEL Lions Club will be turning the clock back to the Sixties on Sunday at Coral Bar Restaurant, Coral Mar, Costa del Silencio. Live entertainment, from 1pm, will be provided by Aidy Evans, and there’ll be plenty of surprise guestss, so get those mini-skirts and mods’ outfits out and get ready to shake it all about. And a hot/cold buffet will also be avail-

able. Tickets are just 10 euros, available at the Charity Shop from Anne on Mondays and Thursdays, from 10am to 2pm. Or contact Club Secretary Ralph on 685 542 128. Come dressed as you please, all you old hippies, and remember: “Be there or be square!” This will be the club’s last charity event until October because. their Disadvantaged Children’s Holiday starts

next month. The Lions will be playing host to 18 youngsters and their carers from the Legacy Rainbow House, Ormskirk, Lancs, together with six children and carers from Columbus Special Needs School and College, Chelmsford, Essex. President’s Night takes place on 28th June, which leaves July and August for members to put their feet up after this annual “hectic” period.

Lions Sunday fun is all the fashion now

THE Arona Lions Club, Las Galletas and Costa del Silencio, kicks off its “Second Sunday of the Month” entertainment show this week. This Sunday (13th), members will stage an afternoon of fun at The Heritage Bar, Los Cristianos, between 2-8pm,

beginning with a fashion show! This will be staged by Maria Art Fashion, to be followed by a Tombola, Raffle, Guess the Number of Sweets plus more fund-raisers, together with a BBQ for a nominal fee. Entertainment will be provided by Dave

Michaels, Ken Sharratt, Steve Delsey, Hollie Bourne, Storm Duo, Vanessa Vee, Georgee Boyce, Spencer Robson and Jo, with regular Lions Club host and compere Derrick. Please come along and have an enjoyable afternoon. Your support is appreciated.

because their work involves many situations where animals are involved. Coupled with the continuing Accion’s Educational Programme, it has been busy time

at the refuge. So many dogs on a daily basis still arrive, abandoned on our streets - and many in terrible conditions. We have rehomed more than 70 dogs here and in Germany during the first three months of 2014, which is excellent news for us and the animals. But there are still many more dogs at the refuge awaiting new homes. Please call in if you are thinking of adopting a dog.

Toys for the boys Towels, blankets, sheets, collars, leads and toys for the puppies are needed continually, so if you can help in any way, please phone 922 778 630 or call in. Refuge opening times Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 2-5pm. Saturday: 1-4pm. How to find us The refuge is situated at the Granadilla Industrial Estate, Exit 51 on the TF1, directly next to ITER, the ecological park by the windmills.


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Motoring

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PHEW! WHAT A PHEV!

By Jav MITSUBISHI are genuinely thrilled with their new Outlander PHEV and they’re shouting it from the rooftops!

After years of relatively dull products and facelifts, the company believe they have hit the jackpot with the PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle). It is a fascinating proposition, which could even direct Mitsubishi towards a brand-new audience. The pure EV Drive mode means you could run the hybrid SUV entirely on electric power, and never need visit a petrol station again. And that is saying something! In a typically-buoyant launch presentation, Mitsubishi made multiple references to “game changing” and “no compromise”. But this time, they could be spot-on with their assessments. This machine has no need to shout aloud its green credentials because, apart from the charging cap on the offside rear wing, along with the obligatory Plug-in Hybrid EV badges, it’s very much business as usual on

the outside – and you’d never know the difference. Even by SUV standards, though, the Outlander could never be viewed as a looker. At best, it looks a little ungainly, but the worst aspect is that it seems dated, even a bit frumpy, and it’s just two years since it first appeared. But that may not matter. The PHEV is a car you’ll definitely buy with your head and not your heart. And if you’ve got a head for calculations, the Outlander PHEV could add up to be an attractive proposition, close to your heart.. It is powered by a smooth and refined 2.0-litre petrol engine, mated to a pair of electric motors mounted to the front and rear axles. These in turn are powered by a lithium-ion battery, which can be charged either at home

or, handily, while on the move. Select D on the single-speed transmission and, as with other hybrid models, the PHEV moves forward silently. Every drop of the car’s combined 249lb.ft of torque is instantly available, and that’s enough to propel the 1,810kg SUV to 62mph in a respectable 11.0 seconds. Out on the road, performance is relaxed almost leisurely, and it is possible to drive at speeds of up to 70mph solely on electric power. The PHEV, which offers three models, is said to be good for a range of 32.5 miles on electric power alone when charged fully. But this figure drops if you are heavy on the accelerator. On the plus side, the battery can be recharged via the petrol engine, or through various levels of regenerative braking.

And the Battery Charge Mode even allows for an 80% recharge when the car is stationary for 30 minutes. The actually drive is nothing to write home about, which in a way is quite a compliment because it is comfortable, with an infotainment system packed with a wealth of eco-driving support data and routeguidance information It would appear to be an easy car to live with, switching effortlessly between driving modes and offering light, if numb steering. Visibility is also good, and the person behind the wheel has a commanding driving position. Power is independently delivered to the front wheels (from the front electric motor and/or engine) and rear wheels (from the rear electric motor), with the system doing without any kind of mechanical connection.

And there is enough evidence to suggest that the PHEV will be more than adequate for the majority of buyers, with the Lock Mode and 1,500kg towing capacity making it a useful allrounder. There’s plenty of luggage capacity, but Mitsubishi can’t work miracles, so the electric tech sat beneath the boot floor means the PHEV is available as a five-seater only, which is a pity. That apart, it’s business as usual on the inside, which means a workmanlike interior that’s a little out of keeping with the cutting-edge technology found elsewhere. The PHEV range

starts with GX3h specification, offering 18-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, dual-zone climate control, privacy glass, electric folding/heated mirrors, leather steering wheel, steering wheel audio controls and Bluetooth connectivity. The GX4h adds features such as leather seats, a seven-inch touchscreen, power tailgate, DAB digital radio, heated front seats and an electric sunroof to provide a more premium feel. All in all, Mitsubishi have virtually transformed a three-star SUV into a vehicle which is thoroughly merits four. The choice genuinely comes down to individual needs. Mitsubishi UK should be applauded for introducing such a bold pricing strategy – and where they lead, others must surely follow? The PHEV starts from just £33,249 (for the wellequipped GX3h model, but even the top-spec GX4hs is hugely tempting at a penny under £40,000. While the company insist it’s as cheap as chips to run, claiming an almighty 148mpg, reckon on around 92mpg for a more-than-impressive return.

Key Specs Price: £34,999 Engine: 2.0-litre 4cyl petrol plus electric motors Transmission: drive

Single-speed

auto,

four-wheel

0-60mph: 11.0 seconds

Ford luxury that’s worth the wait FORD have revealed their luxurious S-Max Vignale concept during the current Milan Design Week, and it’s a goer!

It is the second model to wear the company’s proposed new rangetopping brand badge and should be available in the next two years. Like last year’s Mondeo Vignale concept, the company say of this S-Max: “It continues to expand its vision for a unique upscale product and ownership experience for European customers.”

The S-Max gets quilted, soft-touch, leather seats and a leather-

covered dashboard and centre console. The interior trim is described

as “woven texture embossed” aluminium, while the interior also

has tablet docking stations. On the outside are the hexagonal Vignale grille, 21-inch Vignale wheels, exterior aluminium trim and a unique paint finish called “Milano Grigio”. Ford confirm that a production version of the S-Max will arrive in European showrooms after the new Ford Mondeo Vignale reaches customers next year. No information about the likely pricing or engine options has yet been released. Ford’s designers say that much of the motor has been influenced by wider trends in furniture and fashion de-

sign. Stefan Lamm, Ford of Europe’s exterior design director, said: “We can see from the designs around us that modern luxury does not need to be loud. “Lighter tones and careful application of detailing have helped us deliver a level of sophistication Ford customers have not seen before.” Roelant de Waard, the company’s VicePresident for marketing, sales and service in Europe, adds: “Many customers are looking for a Ford that’s more exclusive than we currently offer in Europe.


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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.

Starter Number

Last Weeks winner (Issue 847): David Retberg Please come up to the OasisFm / Canarian Weekly offices to pick up your prize. You have until 9th May to pick up and use your vouchers.

This week’s mystery clue: Jeremy Robinson’s 2013 thriller features park ranger and expert tracker Mark Hawkins (9 letters).

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A 3 D 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.

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6 9 7 3 1 5 1 4 9 6 9 5 8 3 4 7 1 5 2 9 7

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Which number should replace the question mark?

Advanced

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Making you think...

Intermediate

This week’s letters: 1 3 7 A D I L N S

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!

Beginner

Email the answer to info@canarianweekly.com before 5pm on Wednesday 16th April and you’ll be in with a chance of winning.

30-Second Brain Training

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Last Issue's Answers: Brain Training: Beginner: 25 Intermediate: 361

Advanced: 384

Making you think:

Answer: 4. Calculate the difference between adjacent numbers in the centre of each oval and put the result in the space between the two ovals in the opposite side of the diagram.

And 2 normal sudokus for you aswell...

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4 8 5 1

9 3 5 6

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Godoku:

Sudoku X: 6 5 9 3 8 2 7 1 4 2 3 8 1 7 4 5 6 9 1 7 4 5 6 9 2 3 8 3 2 5 8 4 1 9 7 6 8 4 7 2 9 6 3 5 1 9 1 6 7 3 5 8 4 2 7 6 3 4 2 8 1 9 5 4 8 1 9 5 7 6 2 3 5 9 2 6 1 3 4 8 7

Sudoku: 2 6 1 3 5 8 7 4 9

6 8 1 4 7 9 2 5 3

8 5 3 9 7 4 2 6 1

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11th April 2014 - 17th April 2014 Pharmacy Information and Locator (24 hours) Tel: 922 28 24 24 Citizen Information Tel: 010 Postal Services Tel: 902 19 71 97 International Operator Tel: 11825 Local Operator Tel: 11818 Tourist Information Tel: 922 60 55 90 Hospitals & Medical Centres (Answering Machine) Tel: 094 Hospital Las Americas, Playa de las Americas Tel: 922 75 00 22 Playa de Las Americas Centro Medicos Del Sur Tel: 922 79 10 00 Candelaria Hospital Tel: 922 60 20 00 Beach Safety Obey the beach warning flags and always supervise children when near water. Red - Strong currents do not swim

Yellow - Strong winds and turbulent sea conditions. Take care. Green - Safe to swim Shopping Most shops open from Mon - Sat 09:00 - 13:00 then 16:00 - 20:00 Some shops may open for just Saturday Morning, and many shops are closed on Sundays and Tourist Offices, Bank Holidays, with the exception of souvenir shops which tend to open 7 days a week. Tourist Offices Tenerife Sur Tourist Office (Main Tourist Office) Tel: 902 00 31 21 Santa Cruz de Tenerife Tel: 922 28 93 94 Santiago de Teide Tel: 922 86 03 48 Costa Adeje Tel: 922 75 06 33 Puerto de la Cruz Tel: 922 38 60 00 El Medano Tel: 922 17 60 02 La Laguna Tel: 922 63 11 94 La Orotava

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TFN - Tenerife Norte airport (Los Rodeos) For all domestic flights and some scheduled international and mainland services. Telephone numbers: Flight Information Tel: 902 404 704 (lines open 24 hours) General Information Tel: 922 635 800 Buses TITSA is Tenerife´s public bus company. Tel: 922 53 13 00 The ´Bono-Bus´ discount card can be purchased from all TITSA stations and terminals of TITSA and reduces the cost of transport by up to 30%. Radio Taxis Tel: 922 64 11 12 N.B. Taxi cabs display a special SP (Servico Público) licence plate. Arona Taxis Tel: 922 74 75 11 National Ferry Services Fred Olsen Tel: 922 62 82 52

roulette wheel, boxed, used once, 25 euros. Darts drinking game, boxed, 15 euros. Tel; 922 16 70 37

This week’s best photo: Joanne Price

Theme: Sunflare

Nao and Lladro figurines from 30 euros, boxed. Los Cristianos. Tel: 676 051 341

How to submit your free adverts: PHONE 902 232 102 Email: classified@canarianweekly.com Just pop in the office in Las Chafiras (next to the Golf Shop). Deadline for Free ads is Tuesdays at 4pm. Up to 500 euros only. 4 x XL mens, left hand golf gloves, 10 euros each. Grey marl 3 piece suit, jacket and waistcoat, 40L and trousers, 34L, 20 euros. Timberland juumper, XL, 10 euros. Sonnetti combats, 34L, 10 euros. Jane, pink and orange pregnancy sleeping/ feeding cushion, also turns into cushion for baby to lay in, 20 euros. Second hand mens golf shoes, size 11, 20 euros ONO. Events management level 3 course from www.openstudycollege.com, 300 euros including name change. Tel: 637 206 026 Titanium Taylor-made driver used twice, R7 quad, 10.5, 75 euros, ono. Tel: 659 630 257 1.5 litre Severing electric kettles, brushed chrome and black, hardly used, 15 euros. 1.7 litre gas electric jug kettle, surplus to requirements. Excellent condition, 10 euros. Tel: 922 733 299 Brass (trumpet) cornet in original case, ideal for child learning in school, 100 euros. Baby-carrier car seat, 10 euros. Ladies half-moon shaped luggage, 2 cases and vanity case, good condition, tapestry with roses in beige, designer, 30 euros. Los Cris area. Tel: 922 794 790 Single bed (base and mattress) used twice, very clean, 75 euros. Large ceramic Indian elephant, 15 euros. Large beige floor-standing vase, 20 euros. 7 curved glass photo frames, 25 euros. 16in adult

Cash drawer with lock and key. Opens with pressbutton, suitable for shop or bar, vgc, 20 euros. Wireless keyboard and mouse, vgc, 8 euros. Office desk, vgc, 50 euros. Tel: 659 036 393. 110-volt professional power tools: transformer, large extension reel, 2 long extension leads, 2 work lamps, Dewalt pull-out mitre saw, Makita Skilsaw, Bosh plane, Bosh angle-grinder 125mm, the lot, 300 euros. Will not split! Tel: 637 166 582 Volvo 850 T5 estate, low-profile, alloy wheels, good tyres, good for spares, UK registered, 150 euros ono. Tel 693 743 999 Outside furniture for restaurant or café, eight tables and 26 chairs. 500 euros. Roast House. Tel: 922 791 338 Round white table, 35in diameter, 40 euros ono. Small dressing table, two drawers, 15 euros. Raised toilet seat, (for hip operation) as new, 20 euros ono. Valle San Lorenzo Tel: 634 042 025 Microwave and grill, 35 euros. TDT with remote, 15 euros. Ceiling fan with lamp, 25 euros. Camping gas, 20 euros. DVD player/video recorder combo remote, 45 euros. DVD player, 25 euros. VCR player, 20 euros, Butane gas bottles, 40 euros each, 3 for 110 euros. Two orange-juicers, 10 euros each. Deep-fat fryer, 20 euros, VCR player, 20 euros. Cordless home phone, 10 euros. Table lamp with shade, 10 euros. Computer monitor, 25 euros. Child’s car seat, 20 euros. Tel: 632 526 710 Under-counter fridge, 50 euros. Stainless-steel, 4-ring electric hob, 50 euros. White microwave, 25 euros, Stainless-steel electric kettle, 12 euros. Chest freezer, 120 euros. Computer monitor, 10 euros, Mountain bike, 85 euros. Video recorders, 20 euros. Table fan, 15 euros. Computer tower,


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Jobs (cont.)

70 euros. PC monitor, 30 euros. DVD player, 20 euros. VCR player, 25 euros. Foot bath massager, 20 euros. Playstation 2 with controller + two games, 45 euros. Microwave 25 euros. Microwave dishes, 8 euros each. Vacuum cleaner, (bagless), 20 euros. 21in TV, 30 euros. Mini-oven, 20 euros. Tel: 686 336 904 Wheelchair (Breezy), new, unused, cost 230 euros, sell for 100 euros. Tel: (0044) 776 5312 138

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Cars wanted CARS BOUGHT FOR CASH - Offer made once seen, we will come to you. WANTED small cars to medium cars, 4 X 4’s, small vans, people carriers, runners and non runners, accident damaged, etc. ANYTHING CONSIDERED.

Call us now on 678 451 641

Cars/BIKES

Excellent Medical are looking for various members of staff. A pharmacy assistant, a nursing assistant, receptionists, plus a waiter/waitress. Must speak perfect English and have an NIE number. Please send your CV to info@excellentmedical.es An established resort in South Tenerife requires Czech, Slovakian Bulgarian, Croatian, Slovenian, Romanian, Polish and Hungarian speaking persons for their Telemarketing office. Must be self motivated and able to work as part of a team. Training will be given. Hours Monday to Friday 8.30 – 4.00. Please send CV to mail@destinationtenerife.com or call Sue on 922 713 070 or 686 154 066

Property for rent

Air-conditioning

2 bed large apartment, San Eugenio. Close to Bus Station, 5 mins walk from beach, Mercadona and shops. Suit 3 mature people, pet ok. 2 enclosed terraces and garden. 680 euros month + deposit, inc elec. Tel: 699 199 392 / 922 794 790 GOLF DEL SUR - Charming 2-bed bungalow. Fabulous views. Garden. Parking. 750€ monthly. Tel: 627 219 001 Long Term, 2 bedroom apartment to rent, furnished, immaculate, Los Cristianos. 650€ including bills up to 50€. Tel: 667 361 198

Jobs

Suncare Central are looking for two people to join their team of Suncare Advisors. One with a good level of Spanish. Contract, great working environment and earnings. Please call Craig on 651 172 738 Spains 3rd largest financial institution CaixaBank has a new concept in providing a top range of insurances to the marketplace. Along with our jewel in the crown Adeslas Health and Dental cover we have a top range of competitive general insurances and needs 2 extra top individuals to help grow and develop the marketplace in south Tenerife. Can you meet the challenge of selling intangible products that make a real difference in people’s lives? If so great financial rewards and career advancement await you, call for an appointment on651 660 830 El Patio outdoor furniture in Las Chafiras is looking for a full time Delivery Driver. Contract will be given to successful applicant. Spanish would be an advantage, but not essential. For more information

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Service Point

Blinds

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Construction (cont.)

Cars

Garden Furniture

Health & Beauty

www.fitnesswithdebbie.com Tel: 664 576 779

Insurance

Chiropodist Ann Malpass M.A.F.H.P. M.C.F.H.P. Qualified Chiropodist. All your foot care needs solved in the comfort of your own home/hotel. Tel 625 799 570 Elaine Watson Jones MSSCh MBChA - making happy feet between El Medano and Los Gigantes for 18 years. Tel: 608 029 790

Cleaning

Counsellor Feeling depressed, anxious, low? Bacp qualified professional counsellor seeing clients in a private specialist medical centre. Many years experience in UK and qualified to degree level. South Tenerife. Call (+34) 618175048

Elite Cleaning Services is an established cleaning company who can provide a professional cleaning service for Apartments, Villas and Offices. Call us today on 922 789 795 or 696 922 597.

Electrician

Kitchens & bathrooms Colin Taylor – Renovations & Maintenance, Bathrooms, Kitchens, Tiling, Plumbing etc. (e.g. complete bathroom & kitchen refurbishments, including all materials & labour from under 2000 euros) Tel 661 081 843 for quotation.

Lawyers

CLUBS & SOCIETIES An opportunity for residents & holidaymakers to meet & socialise at the Restaurante Castañuelas, seafront, Los Cristianos near the Sunday market, 3 course meal with ½ bottle of wine for only 12 euros. To reserve call Nancy on 655 679 033. (closed after 18th December until 15th January).

Computers

Telephone: 922 736 728

Flowers

E-mail: Computer Service Provider BT Authorised Dealer Dell Registered Partner

info@act-tenerife.com

Web:

www.act-tenerife.com

Construction

Mechanics

Fly Screens


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Painting & Decorating

Pool tables

Sports Therapist

Patio Doors & Windows

Removals

Translation

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UNIVERSAL EXPORTS S.L. PROFESSIONAL REMOVALS TO AND FROM THE U.K. Email: info@removals-tenerife.com Transport Licence: No. 11572932 C.I.F. No. B38820395 Tel: 922 720 711

repairs

Second-hand Shops

TENERIFE TRANSLATION SERVICES: Legally registered with over 25 years experience. Official, Medical, Notary, Wills, Utilities, Probate, Pensions, car paperwork and much more. Professionalism and confidentiality guaranteed. Transport available. Call Tracey on 666 857 991 or email on info@tenerifetranslationservices.com

Personal ServiceS Eva, the girl you’ve been looking for in Las Galletas, all services, to fulfill your fantasies, call now on 669 738 298. SISSY LOS CRISTIANOS SLIM, SEXY, DOMINATING GOODLOOKING, PRIVATE APARTMENT, CALL : 634 273 126. 2 friends in Las Galletas, slim, big breasts, erotic massage, obliging, fantasies, threesomes, lesbianism, call 669 738 298.

Furniture & Household Items bought for cash Immediate decisions

Phone Freddie 609 303 634

TV and Satellite Menny Fix, Satellite TV Tel 922 792 116 Avnd; Antonio Dominguez 18, Edif: MarOLa Local 2, Los Cristianos. EST 1994, Repairs, Maintenance and Sales.

Upholstery cleaning

security

Meliza, a blond sexy girl in Los Cristianos, home-hotel visits, 24 hour service, call 605 375 495

Windows

Plumbing

Boiler King: All plumbing works undertaken including boiler replacements, drain clearance, swimming pool pump repair & maintenance. Tel: 680 278 579


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Sport

By Roscoe

CD Tenerife 2 Alaves 0

LAST weekend finally saw a bit of order in the second division, yet only a Muppet would bet his life on anything going to plan in this league.

But it does seem that the promotion places will go to one of eight teams. Remember, for promotion issues, Bar-

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A sense of Deja-vu

celona B do not count as they cannot go up. So you can draw a line under Lugo, and, with all the respect to the great little team, I don’t see them going the distance. Real Murcia have had a fine season and they must also be respected. Interestingly, they visit Santa Cruz in the penultimate match - and there will be the world riding on that match. In fact, starting with this weekend’s trip to a secondplace Eibar, Tenerife have to play four of their promotion rivals. They go to Sporting on the final afternoon and, of course, have the big Canarian derby in Las Palmas next month. Last Sunday’s win was as easy as the previous

thrashing of Ponferradina. Tenerife may have declared on the two early goals they got. But if they really pushed the envelope, they could have repeated the previous home match’s tally of five. Juanjo claimed another goal and Ricardo is our Steven Gerrard after slamming home another penalty. While the win was pleasing, what really caught the eye was the crowd. Over 11,500 were at the Heliodoro, and that figure will leap, match on match. When you consider that 16,000 watched some matches in a league below last season, you can see how this is going. The buzz is similar to the last time Tenerife

went up to La Liga, and there are more than a few omens. Manager Alvaro Cervera’s style is very similar to that of Jose Luis Oltra, and both of them had a knack of getting it right off the bench. Also, the way Tenerife have crept up the table, week in, week out, and hit form at the right time, is spooky. This Sunday’s match with Eibar is tough, and Tenerife’s record in the north east of Spain is rubbish.

That said, we have all been waiting for the bubble to burst. There is a world of difference between being an underdog and being a promotion favourite. They have just started to tire in matches and they were poor against Zaragoza last week. Tenerife should be confident of picking up something. Talking of collecting stuff, boy wonder Ayoze Perez won the league’s Player of the Month award. That should up his value a bit!

I’ll confess, I have a little soft spot for Eibar. I’ve enjoyed watching them over the last two seasons and they way the club is set up is brilliant. They are run as a proper business, don’t owe a penny and spend only what they can afford to spend. The town has a population of just 27,000, yet here they are on the verge of La Liga. They are full of local lads and play football the right way. And they like a row! My kinda team.

Position

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1 RC Deportivo

57

33

16

9

8

36

24

2 SD Eibar

55

33

15

10

8

41

24

3 RC Recreativo

51

33

14

9

10

47

43

4 UD Las Palmas

51

33

14

9

10

38

34

5 Real Sporting

49

33

12

13

8

53

45

6 FC Barcelona B

48

33

14

6

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38

7 CD Tenerife

48

33

13

9

11

41

37

8 Real Murcia CF

47

33

11

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35

9 CD Lugo

46

33

12

10

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33

37

10 RCD Mallorca

44

33

11

11

11

42

47

Stirring it up for Maggie! ANOTHER week of games ticked off as we enter the home straight in the Barclays Premier League, and we still do not know who will be crowned champions. But things are becoming a little clearer at the bottom, as the three clubs occupying the relegation places

Time to honour the darts winners! It’s been another fine season of Tungsten throwing in the Oasis

Fm Darts League and tonight it’s the annual end of season knees up

at Showtime. A plethora of trophies and cups will be pre-

sented and there will also be the finals of the Memorial Trophy.

2013-14 Roll of Honour: PREMIER LEAGUE

Champions: Bar 180 A. Runners-up: Palms Sports Bar. 3rd, Phoenix Bar Most 180s: Mick (Bar 180 A) - 12 Highest check-out: Daniel and Graham: (Palms Sports Bar) - 170 Singles champion: Mitch (Phoenix Bar). Runner-up: Nathan (Ourplace Naturals) Doubles champions: Dave/Pete (The Pub). Runners-up: Tom/Mario (Palms Sports Bar) Trebles champions: Tom/Mally/Mario (Palms Sports Bar). Runners-up: Bubbles/Mitch/London (Phoenix Bar)

DIVISION ONE

Champions: Rood. Runners-up: Gaffers B. 3rd: Bar 180 C Most 180s: Rob (Bar 180 C) - 4 Highest check-out: Bryn (Chipeque) - 153 Singles champion: Paul (Gaffers B). Runner-up. Lol (Chipeque) Doubles champions: Arny/Carl (Bar 180). Runners-up: Lol/Neil (Chipeque) Trebles champions: Neil/Paul/Jack (Gaffers). Runners-up: Lol/Neil/Bryn (Chipeque)

DIVISION TWO

Champions: Tenerife Sun. Runners-up: Emerald Shamrocks. 3rd: La Caña Lancers Highest check-out: Gary (Emerald Shamrocks) - 150 Singles champion: Gary (Emerald Shamrocks). Runner-up: Matt (Emerald Shamrocks) Doubles champions: Gary/Dave (Emerald Shamrocks). Runners-up: Matt/Wez (Emerald Shamrocks) Trebles champions: John/Liam/Rachel (Bar 180). Runners-up: Paul/Gary/Matt (Emerald Shamrocks)

LADIES

Singles champion: Julie (Naughty Nautas). Runner-up: Nuala (Ourplace Playgirls) Doubles champions: Joan/Maddie (Phoenix Flights). Runners-up: Jackie/Lynn (Bar 180) Trebles champions; Nuala/Rhi/T (Ourplace Playgirls). Runners -up: Rachael/Lynn/Sharon (Scruffy Macs)

are starting to lose ground on their rivals. Fortunately in the world of Fantasy Football, there is no relegation. But there is still the shame of finishing bottom, and the bookies are ready to pay out on Maggie Lennard for the wooden spoon! This week’s highest point-scoring players again are a reflection of the battles going on in the league. The best-represented clubs this week are Crystal Palace and Spurs, with two players apiece. Hull, West Ham and West Brom have all got high point-scorers, as have usual suspects Man Utd, Liverpool and Chelsea. In the Oasis FM Fantasy League, Steve Schofield is back in top

spot, and he also gets Team of the Week with a total of 77 points. It’s not the highest scoring week we have seen but, nonetheless, it puts him 53 points clear of Andy Palmer. Is there enough games left for Andy to overturn him again. That said, Jony Diaz is closing in on second spot, just 39 points behind Andy and continuing to score well. Adi Benson is looking good for being the highest-placed Oasis Fm DJ. He is in the top 10 and holds a 53-point lead over Chris Elkington. The real battle will be for second spot, with Roscoe just seven points adrift of Chris, which could make for some interesting office banter.

Top Ten standings Pos

team name

player

this week

total pts

1

Tenerife Hotspur

Steven Schofield

77

2,075

2

Premier Sat Utd

Andy Palmer

45

2,022

3

@Jony_TF

Jonay Diaz

41

1,983

4

Turbin Terrorists

James Ferraby

63

1,975

5

Over land and sea

Paul Tregent

51

1,967

6

Summerland Saints

Jeff Hall

54

1,963

7

Blacktower Finance

Laura Mann

65

1,954

8

Shankly’s Best

Michael Dwyer

58

1,922

9

The Spartans

Jamie Palmer

51

1,914

10

Skegness Scorers

Adrian Benson

53

1,876


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Harry wins Gaffers’ joust THEY say it isn’t over until the fat lady sings, but she is surely on the verge of bursting into song following this week’s Division One results. Last year’s winners Tenerife Hammers A, who have led for the majority of the season, came through a tough test against Inn the Pink A for a vital win. Pink A are a real handful at times and they took it to the Hammers early on. Only John knows how he didn’t beat Jambo in the opener, and they should have been ahead after the first set. From 2-2 it became 3-3 and when they nosed ahead at 4-3, the shock was on. But Hammers dug in and showed their class, reeling off four straight frames to get home a little cosier than the scoreline suggests. It was a title-winning performance, especially from the magnificent Wes. As Hammers celebrated a crucial win, nearest challengers Gaffers A were crying into their beer. They travelled to Los Abrigos to take on Phoenix Knights, in what turned out to be a great jousting contest. The game went to the wire and the two captains faced off in the decider. It was tasty, as

you would expect, and Harry got the better of Neil to give Knights the points and, effectively, end Gaffers’ title challenge. Gaffers are now 10 points behind the Hammers, and that is surely that. Dreamers A, looking for a fourth-placed finish, saw off The Peacocks in a spirited game. The Los Cristianos chaps are in fine form and they have two games in hand over Palms A, who are a point behind them. Palms faced off against what may have been their bogey team, Treehouse A, but they continued their own decent run with a strong 9-3 victory. Two other teams who had a lofty finish in mind through the first half of the season came together in the Los Abrigos derby. La Caña A held their nerve and grabbed the win against Phoenix Potters in a fiery encounter. At least it wasn’t a long journey home for the Phoenix old boys! At the bottom, Toscales A were soundly beat by Exiles A. But Terrace Bar A have done themselves a favour in their own battle against relegation by beating fellow-strugglers Tenerife Hammers C.

Division 2 results

Division 1 Results

Bar La Cana A Dreamers A Palms Bar A Phoenix Knights Tenerife Hammers A Terrace Bar A Toscales A

7-5 7-5 9-3 7-5 7-5 8-4 3-9

Phoenix Potters The Peacocks The Treehouse A Gaffers A Inn The Pink A Tenerife Hammers C Exiles A

Division 1 Table

Table P W D L F A +- PTS 1 Tenerife Hammers A 30 27 1 2 244 116 128 82 2 Gaffers A 29 23 3 3 226 122 104 72 3 Phoenix Knights 30 15 8 7 201 159 42 53 4 Dreamers A 28 13 5 10 180 156 24 44 5 Palms Bar A 30 12 7 11 180 180 0 43 6 Phoenix Potters 29 12 6 11 177 171 6 42 7 Exiles A 29 12 5 12 172 176 -4 41 8 Inn The Pink A 29 11 5 13 181 167 14 38 9 Bar La Cana A 30 11 5 14 158 202 -44 38 10 Tenerife Hammers C 30 9 2 19 160 200 -40 29 11 The Treehouse A 27 8 4 15 148 176 -28 28 12 Terrace Bar A 29 8 4 17 145 203 -58 28 13 The Peacocks 28 7 5 16 145 191 -46 26 14 Toscales A 30 4 4 22 131 229 -98 16 Terrace’s Mal had another shocker and again got Terrace’s Wally of the Week wooden spoon. Rumour has it that he now has more wooden spoons than Robert Dyas! The Second Division title race is still too close to call, with a point separating the top two teams. Inn the Pink B returned to the top spot after a brace of victories. They had no problems getting a result against Bluebell A on Tuesday, and 24 hours later they accounted for Picasso’s in a catch-up game. Palms B have been kicked back to second

spot, but they will not be shaken off. They took on Gaffers B on Monday and eased to victory without any fuss. Exiles B are still holding on to third spot and were good value for their win against Shorty’s. But the battle for third is interesting. James Place are a point off, Bluebell B are not too far behind after seeing off Gaffers C and in-form Terrace Bar B are not out of it after yet another victory, this time over Tenerife Pool Tables. But Terrace B have played more games than the others, and though games in hand are not

Bar La Cana B Inn The Pink B Terrace Bar B Toscales B Bluebell B Gaffers B Inn The Pink B Kandi 13 Picasso’s A Shorty’s Gaffers B

0-12 9-3 10-2 6-6 9-3 2-10 9-3 9-3 7-5 3-9 3-9

James Place Picasso’s A Tenerife Pool Tables 2JZ Gaffers C Hoppys Bar Bluebell A Next Door Treehouse B Exiles B Palms Bar B

Division 2 table

Table P W D L F A +- PTS 1 Inn The Pink B 27 22 3 2 213 111 102 69 2 Palms Bar B 27 22 2 3 215 109 106 68 3 Exiles B 27 18 4 5 206 118 88 58 4 James Place 26 18 3 5 208 104 104 57 5 Bluebell B 26 17 3 6 173 139 34 54 6 Terrace Bar B 28 16 4 8 194 142 52 52 7 Kandi 13 28 15 5 8 187 149 38 50 8 Bluebell A 28 14 6 8 189 147 42 48 9 2JZ 29 13 6 10 185 163 22 45 10 Gaffers B 27 13 5 9 174 150 24 44 11 Gaffers C 28 12 5 11 177 159 18 41 12 Hoppys Bar 26 10 7 9 156 156 0 37 13 Toscales B 28 10 4 14 155 181 -26 34 14 Next Door 28 9 3 16 156 180 - 24 30 15 Tenerife Pool Tables 27 8 4 15 146 178 -32 28 16 Treehouse B 26 6 1 19 122 190 -68 19 17 Picasso’s A 29 5 3 21 132 216 -84 18 18 Bar La Cana B 28 5 1 22 100 236 -136 16 19 Shorty’s 27 3 1 23 108 216 -108 10 20 Dreamers B 26 1 2 23 80 232 -152 5 points on the board, there is still a long way to go for that third promotion spot! Kandi 13, another in-form team, have been climbing the table steadily. They dispatched Next Door and will be happy with a top10 finish this season, as will 2JZ’s, who grabbed

a point against Toscales B. Picasso’s A were also in action twice this week. Inn the Pink B were too strong for them, but they got a deserved victory against Treehouse B. Hoppy’s B also had a good week, with a fine result and performance against Gaffers B.

Hair-raising Hamilton hits the heights again! TEAM-MATES Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg staged one of the greatest F1 battles of all on Sunday, transforming the Bahrain Grand Prix into the ultimate thriller. And Paddy Lowe, their Mercedes co-team boss, said after Hamilton’s brilliant defensive tactics earned him the title: “There’ll be no team orders from us. They can race against each other freely in every race - providing they don’t crash into one another.” He added: “Imagine if we’d imposed team

orders from lap two or something. What a terrible thing that would be for F1.” His Mercedes partner, Toto Wolff, said: “It’s great watching two drivers of that level racing fair and square.” Hamilton and Rosberg were side by side several times during the highoctane showdown, with each pushing the other to the limits of the track and beyond as they fought for victory. At one stage, it looked as though Hamilton had the race in the bag when he opened a

9.5sec gap. But the appearance of the safety car late on wiped that out and the 2008 world champion feared the worse. This stunning, all-action show, involving several wheel-to-wheel matchups between rival drivers throughout, added to the most awesome spectacle. Coincidentally, it came at the end of a weekend in which F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone and Ferrari president Luca Di Montezemolo had both criticised the new efficiencybased rules, saying they had produced a lack of

action. Wolff said: “The drivers delivered a megashow, and it doesn’t get any better advertising for F1, especially at a time when lots of people were talking F1 down. “You need the drivers to know that it is important not to risk the image of such a brand. We are representing a big brand and they need to know what to do. And they did it in a fantastic and spectacular way.” Mercedes have dominated the early stages of the new season, and Lowe said the team felt it

was their duty to let the drivers race without interference. “It is something we owe to ourselves, the sport and to the drivers. They are great drivers. They are professionals. You want to give them the opportunity to race.” The most intense laps of the clash between teammates, who have raced each other since their karting days as juniors, followed the late-race, safety-car period. Rosberg, on the faster, soft “option” tyres, definitely had the advan-

tage over his team-mate, running on the slower “prime” tyres. A delighted yet relieved Hamilton said: “We were both on the knife-edge, when the risk increases. “We were on the limit and I said to myself, ‘It’s going to take a miracle to hold him back because he has so much grip’.” But the English driver added: “It felt like one of the best-calculated races I’ve done - how I was using my power, how I was positioning my car. I don’t know how I did it but I did!”


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By Adi Benson WITH Liverpool hosting Manchester City, the weekend fixtures could give us a clearer idea of who will be crowned Barclays Premier League Champions.

And it could also spell the end of Arsenal’s season if Wigan can pull of a shock in their FA Cup semi-final at Wembley. It is also the 25th Anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster, and kickoff times have been put back seven minutes so all clubs can observe a silence and offer respect to the 96 souls who, sadly, lost their lives on that fateful day. West Brom v Spurs (Saturday, 3.07pm) A win against fellow relegation strugglers Norwich last weekend saw the Baggies move five points clear of the danger zone, and, in my opinion, that will be enough. Spurs had a thumping victory against Sunderland on Monday. But in fairness, the opposition didn’t put up much of a fight. A European place is still a possibility for the North Londoners -and now that we know Tim Sherwood is going, maybe his team will play with a bit more freedom. Prediction: Away win Sunderland v Everton (Saturday, 3.07pm) Sunderland were awful on Monday, and I feel that their two Cup runs this season have cost them in the League. At one point, they had it in their own hands with games in hand. Now they are rock-bottom, seven points from safety, and they need teams above them to drop points. They also need to start winning! Everton are on a roll and, after battering Arsenal last time out, they have made sure the race for fourth spot will be interesting, to say the least. Prediction: Away win Stoke v Newcastle (Saturday, 3.07pm) Stoke are on target for their highest-ever Premier League finish, and

they will be relishing this game because victory can move them closer to their opponents. That will get them thinking of an even higher finish. Newcastle are going backwards, and it is pretty obvious that they’ve been on the beach for some time now. They have enough points to be safe with no challenge ahead, and their performances have spoken volumes about their mood. They definitely need to give their fans something to cheer over the last few games, but can they motivate themselves? Prediction: Home win Southampton v Cardiff (Saturday, 3.07pm) I honestly thought Southampton would have given Manchester City a more difficult game last week. But the loss of Jay Rodriguez with what looked like a serious injury, and two quick goals right before half-time, really knocked the wind out of their sails. This game should be a chance to get back to winning ways. Cardiff are not showing the spirit needed for a relegation battle. They were poor last weekend against a team from which they would have hoped to take points - and that just about summed their season up. For me, they are down already! Prediction: Home win Fulham v Norwich (Saturday, 3.07pm) Fulham gave themselves a glimmer of hope with a win against Villa, They are five points from safety and the

team above them is Norwich. And you have to fancy Penfold - sorry Felix Magath’s side - after they way they knuckled down at Villa. Norwich have got rid of Chris Hughton - but at this stage of the season, I am not sure how that is going to help. They need the new manager effect this weekend (well first-team coach, acting manager) and a loss would be a disaster. I tipped Norwich to go down at the start of the season and it’s looking a good call at the minute when you look at their run-in. They have not won away since Noah started chopping down trees, but that run has to end some time. Prediction: Away win C Palace v Aston Villa (Saturday, 3.07pm) Palace knew what they needed to do last weekend at Cardiff - and they didn’t disappoint their manager or fans. The performance was positive from the first whistle, and the belief of the players was paramount to the victory - a complete contrast to Cardiff’s attitude. A win here and other results going for them and they could move up to 12th in the table! I always thought Paul Lambert was a decent manager. He did a good job at Norwich and I felt for him last season as he struggled with a squad who were not his. Also, he had little to spend, but he kept them up. I expected more from Norwich this season, but they have been poor. They are just lucky that there have also been plenty of other

poor teams, but I can’t see them getting a result against a confident Palace team. Prediction: Home win Liverpool v Man City (Sunday, 1.37pm) Will this be the title decider? Liverpool cannot afford to lose if they are to keep their hopes of a first Premier League crown alive. They looked nervy last time out against West Ham and, if they play like that against City, they could wind up on the end of a heavy defeat. They need to be solid at the back and hope that their carefree attacking style brings rewards. City are still favourites for me, and this is the game in which they can move closer to a second title in three seasons. They attack with pace

and will look to get an early goal. However, they are slow across the back four and must display caution at all times. This could be a shootout - potentially, THE match of the season. Prediction: Away win Swansea v Chelsea (Sunday, 4.07pm) Swansea have had a season in which they have been distracted by a European campaign and a change of manager, coupled together with Michu being out for long periods, so it’s safe to say that the fans will be happy staying up. Their home performances have been well below par, and they will be hoping Chelsea turn up with a Champions League hangover. However, after a gutsy Tuesday night display

against PSG, which saw them progress to the semi-finals, Chelsea will be up for this fixture, as they still want to be in the title fight. A draw earlier in the day would be a good result for them, and the little horse would still be in with a shout. Prediction: Away win FA CUP SEMI-FINALS Wigan v Arsenal (Saturday, 5.07pm) After a scare early in the competition against Macclesfield, Cup-holders Wigan are again at Wembley with a chance to make the final two seasons in a row. They are also riding high in the Championship with a current play-off spot, and they have also knocked out Manchester City. So they will be full of belief that they can overcome Arsenal as well. This is a big game for Arsenal - it is fair to say that their season rests on winning the FA Cup. They’re out of the title race and being pursued for fourth spot by Everton, so this competition gives them a chance of silverware. But would it be enough to appease the fans? I’m not so sure. Wigan are in form and I have a feeling they might just jump this one-from-last hurdle. Prediction: Wigan win Hull v Sheffield Utd (Sunday, 4.07pm) What a game for both teams: a Wembley appearance and the opportunity of an FA Cup Final spot. Plus a real chance of playing in Europe next season. Hull have got to be favourites. They have just about ensured Premier League safety, so this game will not come as a distraction for them. Steve Bruce has played in many finals and his experience will prove vital in motivating his team. Sheffield Utd are here on merit and have taken a few decent scalps on the way. They will relish being underdogs, knowing they have nothing to lose and nothing to fear. It doesn’t matter how big the opposition, anything can happen over 90 minutes of football and I’m sure Nigel Clough will want to go all the way and lift the trophy - a feat his Dad Brian never achieved. Prediction: Hull win


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