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SUCH are the current concerns about the spate of pickpockets in Tenerife that the island’s three main areas now have day and night surveillance, courtesy of the National Police and Guardia Civil. Continued on Page 3


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Romanian police join anti-pickpocket force Continued from Front These targets for the Eastern European sneak-thief gangs, who come from Romania and Bulgaria, stretch from Valle de La Orotava to la isla Baja (Garachico), the metropolitan area, and the tourist areas of Los Cristianos and Las Americas in the South. And Romanian police officers have been flown in to collaborate with the National Police and Guardia Civil, because “they know how these criminals work”. Tenerife Cabildo subdelegate Guillermo Díaz Guerra, also worried about the increase of pick-pocket gangs, helping themselves to wallets, watches and phones, considers “these careless robberies to be seasonal, and usually last until Easter”. Yet it is actually the first time the authorities have actually recognised this criminal activity on the island throughout the winter. And although Díaz Guerra is most reluctant to name the criminals’ nationality, sources say the gangs comprise Romanians, as has been stated repeatedly via social

media, and also Bulgarians. In fact, photos of nine individuals, believed to be at the heart of the criminal gangs, have been circulated on social media. And Díaz Guerra believes they are operating all over the island, but mainly in the South. He says the criminal gangs

always employ various scams, sometimes pretending to be blind or deaf, the most reported con on social media. That prompted the Canary Island Deaf Federation to issue a statement last week, insisting its members never resort to asking for funds on the street.

Joy for Rajoy SOME 95.65% of nominated Popular Party electors, from around the country, chose to re-elect Mariano Rajoy as Chairman of their party, during the party’s 18th conference, held in Madrid. No

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competed against the Spanish PM, although his victory was slightly smaller than in 2012, when he won 97.56% of the vote. Despite his resounding, uncontested win, he insisted the PP was party open to reform and change. “We are people who are capable of evolving and adapting,” he said. “We are not a rigid, immovable structure. We change when it is necessary to adapt.”

The sub-delegate also cited another scam: the affectionate woman who approaches elderly people and starts to flatter them, at the same time removing their wallet, purse or watch. Finally, said Diaz Guerra, another popular scam is practised by the well-dressed

“tourist”, who enters luxury restaurants and steals handbags or backpacks from the backs of chairs, or out of cloakrooms. He also made it clear, in his quest not to blame Romanians, that the security forces did not provide images of the nine individuals circulated on social media sites. “They do not correspond to any person arrested by the Police or Guardia Civil,” he stressed. But he can hardly protest about the 17 Romanian pickpockets arrested before Christmas by police in the South, on charges of fraud, criminal deception and theft. Or the presence of Romanian police on the island. The Spanish cops, who believe there could be up to 500 Eastern Europeans involved in the mammoth pickpocketing enterprise, are also considering charging them with being involved in organised crime when they are nabbed. That could lead to the individuals concerned being held in custody, which would be approved by many people, victims or not.

Such a good place to buy first home BRITISH relocation service MoveHub has analysed 33 countries by comparing property prices for 2016 with average salaries to determine the best countries for firsttime buyers. And Spain has come out second-best in the world for first-time buyers. The United Arab Emirates topped the list, thanks to an almost 8% drop in property prices last year.

Spain saw a 2.2% increase in salaries against a 5.75% drop in property prices, putting it in second place, followed by Greece, Singapore and Switzerland. MoveHub said in a statement: “Countries with the highest salary growth enjoyed more affordable property prices, or even prices in decline, making them the best places for first-time buyers.”


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Dad of two is killed on birthday holiday IT should have been a relaxing holiday break for British couple Daryl Bhandal and his partner, from Woolwich, South London, but it ended in tragedy within hours.

Iglesias still reigns PABLO Iglesias confirmed his hold over political party Podemos at Sunday’s Annual Conference, known as Vistalegre II. He beat all-comers to both the leadership of the party and its strategic direction, via dominance of its Citizens Council. Iglesias whipped the

only other contender for the post of Secretary General, Juan Moreno Yagüe (Andalusia), by a huge margin: 128,743 votes (89,09%), to Mr. Yagüe’s 15,772 (10.91%). A delighted Iglesias said: “Party members have given us an order - unity and humility.”

Police officer kills himself

A NATIONAL Police officer committed suicide by shooting himself with his own gun while on duty at Gran Canarias Court house, in Las Palmas. According to sources the officer, whose brother is also a member of the National Police force, had been assigned to transferring

detainees to and from there for years. He was said to have been well-respected by colleagues, and no one realised that he was depressed. News of the suicide caused a commotion in the Las Palmas Court-house between his fellow officers, auxiliaries and court civil servants.

At midnight last Friday, on his 36th birthday and following their earlier arrival at the four-star Lagos de Cesar Hotel, in Puerto de Santiago, he was said to have been struck by a cleaner’s “Wet Floor” sign. It was thrown by fellowguest Michelle Peterson, who had been teased about her make-up. This, it is believed, sparked a violent struggle between Mr Bhandal and Ms Peterson’s partner, John Vout (below), in the hotel. Tragically, Mr Bhandal, a 36-year-old building-firm owner (pictured), died in hospital of a heart attack a few hours later, having sustained severe head injuries. The peaceful, westcoast resort was shocked as details emerged, while friends in England, offering condolences on social media, spoke of a devoted family man and fitness enthusiast. It is not known whether the other couple involved knew Mr Bhandal and his partner. Police were called at midnight after reports of the fight, and

Mr Bhandal was taken to hospital. The other couple, both 27, were later arrested. Mr Vout, captured by police as he tried to escape the scene, had facial injuries, including a severely-bitten lip. The couple appeared in Arona Court on Monday, and Mr Vout was detained in custody, on suspicion of murder. His partner was released on bail “with conditions”. But Mr Vout was also released the following day, with charges, having paid a bail fee. It is believed that other circumstances, such as the victim’s alcohol level, may have influenced Mr Bhandal’s death, and pathologists are understood to have ordered further tests. The initial examination indicated the Brit’s death could have been caused by a mixture of booze and the blows he took during the fight. As is customary in Spain, the results of the post-mortem have not been made public. But the final conclusions about his death by experts are expected to play a part in the formal accusation prosecutors could end up making against Mr Vout. The family of the deceased have flown here to attend the court proceedings, and Mr Bhandal’s sister, Carly said: “We’re devastated.

“We have no idea how long we’ll be here for. Obviously, we want justice, but our main priority is to bring Daryl home.” A witness, who did not want to be named, said he saw the Brit rowing with a lady at around 10.30 on Friday night. “I was walking by the hotel with my wife and two kids and we saw him outside on a terrace,” he said. “He was really agitated. “He was arguing with her about somebody inside the restaurant and I heard him say, ‘he shouldn’t talk to me like that’. He was swearing, angry and agitated. “Maybe I should have stopped and said, ‘Mate, you should go home and relax’.” The 36-year-old witness, who was born in Romania and lives in the UK, is staying at a hotel across the road from where Mr Bhandal was staying. He is with his British wife and two small boys, aged four and nine, and said his family were stunned when they heard about the death. “My wife is still in shock,” he said. “ She is really affected by this. We are just a normal family, and we saw the guy just before he died.” Among the many social media tributes to the deceased was one from a friend, saying: “Absolute pleasure knowing you. Top bloke and a brilliant father.”

“My wife is still in shock, she is really affected by this. We are just a normal family, and we saw the guy just before he died.”


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Floor-clause mortgages: How to reclaim money SOME 150 people attending a public meeting in Adeje Cultural Centre on Wednesday learned more about the controversial mortgage “floor clause” or “clausula suelo”, and how they can reclaim money from Spanish banks. The floor clause was, in effect, a scheme to keep mortgage interest rates artificially high over a number of years, which has been ruled illegal by Spanish courts and, ultimately, the European Court of Justice. The meeting’s main speaker was Pedro Herrera, from AIDCAE, a consumer organisation for bank and credit union clients in Spain, which is taking action on behalf of thousands of people throughout the country. He addressed a number of issues, and also spoke about the parallel issue of mortgage costs, paid by clients and

which, in most cases, can now be reclaimed from banks as well as the over-charged mortgage sums. He was very clear on a couple of key points: the courts have ruled that the practice was wrong, and that banks MUST repay affected clients, as long as they make a claim. In other words, the banks will not seek you out and offer you money back if you don’t claim. Banks have been given a month to put their repayment machinery in place, and that month ends on Wednesday (22nd Feb).

People can initiate a claim whenever they like, either with a lawyer or using an association such as ADICAE. The consumer group hopes to have an office here in the South soon. And, from Monday, it will install someone dedicated solely to this matter. It costs just 40 euros to join this organisation, and then 36 euros annually. And, obviously, it will represent you over a huge range of consumer matters if you’re a member. If you do enlist, it will represent you at your bank on the mortgage

costs, and any other issues you may have. Pedro Herrera also repeated the association’s firm belief that any letter your bank might have asked you to sign, renouncing any future claims regarding the floor clause in your mortgage, is not legal, and, in fact, is indicative of further abusive practice. A representative from Adeje consumers’ office, the OMIC, also told the meeting that it has standard letters/forms which the public can use to make their initial claim to the bank. The OMIC’s offices are in the

Hacienda building, beside the town’s main post office. Once an individual has written to his/her bank, the bank has three months to respond, with an offer! The belief is that most banks will pay up because the court rulings have been fairly clear. But in some cases, hiring a lawyer might be your only option. The OMIC office staff in Adeje are always happy to advise on any consumer issue. There is generally someone there who speaks English, and the staff have a good track record of solving problems.


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Reverón is facing more legal action SPAIN’S Supreme Court has confirmed former Arona Mayor José Alberto González Reverón’s seven-year ban from public office for abuse of power, relating to the building of the Sir Anthony Hotel, in Las Americas. And Antonio Luis Sosa Carballo, his former Minister of Town Planning and Environment, received an 8½-year ban from public office for continued abuse of authority, hiring four known, unqualified individuals during his 2007-2011 term in office. This was a separate part of the Arona Case, in which González Reverón was sentenced to a 17-year ban from public office for crimes against urban planning and abuse of authority, relating to more than 200 licences and 75 irregular contracts during the 2003-2007 period of his reign.

The Provincial Court, comprising Lucía Machado, María Vega and Aurelio Santana, who presided in the Arona case, also heard this separate case. And there is still another sentence pending, regarding another case against González Reverón, and former Local Police Deputy Inspector Hortensia García. Prosecutor Jaime SerranoJover is demanding a nineyear ban from public office for González Reverón. He is also seeking a 10-year ban for Carbello for the same crime, plus a year’s imprisonment for embezzling public funds. The latest sentences against González Reverón are pending ratification by the Supreme Court, together with those of 11 others convicted. Serrano-Jover said: “There were clear indications of bribery.” And during the two-day court case, there was no mention of the privileges available to the former mayor at the Sir Anthony Hotel, in Las Americas, where he could enjoy two rooms in his name.

González Reverón, during his hearing, assured the court that construction work on the Sir Anthony Hotel was a regulated procedure, a statement denied by the municipal technicians in court. Even Rafael Estartús, representing the Mare Nostrum group which owned the hotel, explained that a minor work licence was requested with the intention, subsequently, of seeking a major work licence. The plan, he said, was to renovate the hotel totally, and that the then Arona Mayor was aware of the hotel’s intentions. But González Reverón said he never intended to favour Estartús. He also stated that he did not know when the construction works began at the hotel. But this proved to be a lie, thanks to recordings between Estartús and the former mayor, which list the favours he did for the mayor, with room availability, without him going through the reception.

Adeje libraries clock up nearly 27,000 customers ADEJE’S libraries continue to be a valuable resource for the public, with almost 27,000 registered visits last year, during which staff carried out over 34,000 consultations. The majority of visits were to the main library in Adeje Cultural Centre (24,000), followed by Armeñime, the Canarian library, Tijoco and Fañabe. Juan Desiderio Afonso Ruiz, the Councillor with responsibility: said: “The profile of the library-user has changed since the creation of the university campus here in the cultural centre. “There is a notable increase in the demand for books relating to tourism as a career. But we are seeing more members of the Adeje public using the libraries as a research source.”

On average, 1,718 people visited a library in the borough each month, with just over three-quarters of those being adults, and slightly more women than men. And the busiest days were Mondays and Tuesdays. There was an average of 32 Wi-Fi connections with the library network daily, while 14,529 people used the study sections of the libraries, during the week and at weekends. The most requested books for younger readers were Sponge Bob books, and Bach for my Baby. In the audio-visual section, most in demand were The Wonderful World of Animals, and Disney’s Magic English plus, among other titles. Slightly older readers were reading Ciudad de Cristal, and a number of books belonging to the Diario Greg (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) series. Third-level students sought titles on the economy, sociology, leisure and tourism and accountancy.

Trucker’s lucky escape

Couple rescued from drowning

A BRITISH couple were airlifted to safety in Tenerife after getting into severe difficulties while swimming off the Northern coast, during stormy weather on Tuesday. The couple, aged 45 and 46, were swimming in the Charco de La Laja area, which is renowned for its strong currents. The emergency services were called out, and crew members with the rescue helicopter were able to pick them out from the air, off the coastal area of San Juan de la Rambla. Despite the gusty conditions, which made hovering very difficult for the helicopter pilot, they were plucked to safety, one after the other. But the rescuers were just in time because the pair came perilously close to rocks, which were being battered by strong waves. Rescuers said the couple had both shown signs of neardrowning in the incident. They were both suffering from hypothermia and were taken to hospital in the North for treatment.

A TRUCK driver had a miraculous escape on Wednesday, following an accident in rainswept conditions on the TF-1 motorway near Fañabe. His lorry landed across the barrier on the central reservation and overturned. But despite the seriousness of the accident, he suffered only minor cuts to his hands. The driver told police that he had aqua-planed in the rain and lost control. No other vehicles were involved, although the incident caused lengthy delays because it affected traffic in both directions.

Chinese duo grew tons of marijuana NATIONAL Police officers have discovered a Chinese man, responsible for cultivating thousands of marijuana plants at his León home, in north-west Spain. The building contained 140, 600-watt lamps, using as much electricity as a small factory, which was stolen from the mains. The Police also found details of a second address, where they discovered another

Chinese male using stolen electricity to grow many more plants and bulbs. Following their arrest, and the confiscation of 3,523 plants, the officers learned that the two men had not left the premises for several months. They were, it was determined, existing in what could only be described as sub-human conditions to try to escape detection.


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Former anti-drugs officer such a dope

A FORMER Guardia Civil chief, who once led a tough fight against organised crime and the battle to stop drug gangs swamping towns and cities with narcotics, has been jailed for a plot to land hashish on a Marbella beach. The trial of Valentin Fernandez made headlines across Europe when he stood before the jury, accused of colluding with Moroccan and French drugs gangs. Evidence of corruption at the highest levels of the Guardia Civil hit the organisation’s reputation hard, and dented the public’s confidence hugely. Lieutenant Fernandez was former head of the Costa del Sol’s EDOA, its organised crime and anti-drug team.

He was brought down, remarkably, by a grubby plot to land two tonnes of hashish at La Araña, having spent years fighting drug gangs and receiving commendations for his actions. Fernandez, along with more than 30 others, including a former Malaga football player, was eventually sentenced to 18 years behind bars. He was convicted of conspiring to land the drugs, money-laundering and also passing on information crucial to the drug gangs in their attempts to evade detection. Jurors were given a report, nearly 300 pages in length, which detailed the ring of corruption surrounding Fernandez.

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Safety first - but not at this port’s barrier AUTHORITIES at Los Cristianos Port could never have imagined the problems they stirred up after installing a barrier there. There have been various complaints, not only from disabled people in wheelchairs and on mobility

scooters, but also from pedestrians with prams or pushchairs, along with the emergency services. The shortcomings came to a head on Sunday, 5th February, when a person suffered a heart attack and local police arrived to assist the victim. An ambulance and firefighters were summoned, but couldn’t get passed the barrier.

The victim was revived, but the emergency crews had to locate port authorities holding the barrier’s remote control. It is lifted only until 11am daily, when delivery trucks come and go, and is causing serious problems in the area. The area is listed as an “emergency access” for pedestrians in the Los Cristianos

Goya jewellery thief’s ‘trinkets’ Oasis Fm’s Brightest Breakfast Giveaway competition’s winner Alan Braid, got the Valentines news of winning the Guess Watch from Jenny T last Friday courtesy of Adeley Jewellers in Las Chafiras.

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THE man who stole jewellery worth 30,000 euros from the Goya film awards believed the items were merely “trinkets”. The thief, in his fifties, confessed after turning himself in to Madrid police

after they went missing from the prestigious Spanish gala at the Hotel Marriott Auditorium. Four sets of expensive cufflinks, one ring and some earrings by the Suarez Joyeria brand were removed by the man, who had been working at the event for a sub-contracted company.

Only when media reports revealed their true worth did the worker, who had no previous convictions, admit his crime. The jewellery, hidden in a dressing room, had been left over from a collection that could be borrowed by redcarpet stars invited to the event.

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ISIS direct-threats warning ‘isn’t true’ A SPANISH Government report, said to be warning of Islamic State fanatics issuing “direct threats” and a “largescale massacre” to tourist hotspots in Spain and other European countries, is simply not true, says the Home Office, The threats were, according to Monday’s MailOnline website, found on social media, amid fears that terror group ISIS also recruiting translators and foreign jihadists from the country. But the Spanish Home Office has dismissed the report, saying the Government is not concerned at present about any specific threat of terrorist attacks. The rebuff comes just weeks after police in San Sebastian, in the north of Spain, arrested a Moroccan boxing coach on suspicion of recruiting for ISIS. The man, suspected of recruiting for the terror group, was said to have specialised in “sending foreign fighters to Turkey, where they received instructions from DAESH to commit attacks in Europe”, said the Ministry in a statement, using the Arabic acronym for ISIS. More recently, Another Moroccan was arrested by police in Gran Canaria. The 33-year-old was, said the Interior Ministry, planning to carry out a terrorist attack. Police said he “constituted a potential threat to national security, having manifested his clear intention to carry out a terrorist attack of great scope and repercussion”. The Moroccan, living illegally in Spain, had been under investigation since 2012. He was considered potentially dangerous, and had become more radical in a short time.

The probe revealed that he had developed an extensive, social-media presence, publishing jihadist content supporting DAESH. He had also shared violent videos, openly-approved terrorist attacks and even posed next to his wife and young son, wearing clothes with emblems of the terrorist organisation, holding weapons. A 36-year-old Spanish woman from Alicante, planning to travel to Syria with her four children to join DAESH, has also been detained by police. She was set to make the journey until she learned that her husband, allegedly a high-ranking member of the terrorist group, had died. The woman had gone through all the necessary procedures, and had even denounced the fictional disappearance of her husband, and father of the children, to obtain absolute parental authority of the kids. Investigators discovered that she carried out propaganda through social networks, using aggressive slogans, jihadist emblems, and published “extremely violent” videos of her own. Since 2015, when the Ministry of the Interior raised the Anti-Terrorism Alert Level to 4, the security forces have detained a total of 190 jihadist terrorists. Spain’s “direct threats” were outlined within an official government report,

according to the MailOnline. True or not, it is sure to raise fears among holiday-makers about a repeat of Tunisia’s gun massacre in June 2015, in which ISIS fanatic Seifeddine Rezgui shot 38 people, including 30 British tourists in the coastal resort of Port El Kantaoui. The Spanish Government’s so-called official document, it is claimed, said: “ISIS has been publishing in Spanish, which means an increase in the risk of its influence on radicals living in our country.” It also stated that last year, “DAESH launched a campaign to hire Spanish translators, which suggests a growing interest in attracting Spanish-speaking foreign fighters”. In January 2016, ISIS issued a chilling video threat to launch terror attacks in Spain, declaring: “We will recover our land from the invaders.” Spain is currently Level Four on the anti-terror alert, which is the same ranking as the UK. And around 15 million of the 65m foreign tourists who flock to Spain every year are British. A British Foreign Office spokesman pointed to its own official travel advice for the country, telling MailOnline: “Our online travel advice contains thorough information on staying safe abroad, including terrorism threats, and we keep it under constant review.” Former Met Police counterterror officer David Videcette, who investigated the 7/7 London bombings, said an attack on Spain was “very possible”. He added that some Spanish resorts could be vulnerable to “truck” attacks, like the ones carried out in Nice and Berlin.

“They may well be looking to attack specific countries with tourists,” he added. “It’s very possible that Costa Brava and Costa del Sol, those sort of places, could be on someone’s target list.” Official guidelines for travelling to Spain says there is a “general threat from terrorism” and that attacks “could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners”. Tourists are warned to be “vigilant”, amid warnings that a number of Spanish nationals “successfully travelled to Syria and Iraq”. According to Spanish authorities, 181 alleged jihadists have been detained since 2015, when the country increased its terror alert to category four on a five-point scale. Yet Spain has been spared any incident since March 2004, when bombs exploded on commuter trains in Madrid, leaving 191 dead in attacks claimed by the AlQaeda-inspired militants. Last November, two suspected ISIS terrorists, who, say authorities, were willing to carry out attacks in Spain, were arrested in Barcelona and Madrid. The Moroccan pair were “dangerous” and “directed and controlled” by the terror group, said Spanish Interior Ministry officials. Earlier that month, four people suspected of trying to recruit so-called Caliphate Cubs - child soldiers as young as 12 to fight for ISIS - were held in Spain’s North African enclave of Ceuta. And in October, two Muslim preachers accused of supporting ISIS were held in the Ibizan party resort of San Antonio.

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Let’s have Brit working hours

SPANISH workers seem to be more in favour of a more compact British 9-5 day, according to a new study by sociological organisation Ulises. Results showed that 86% of full-time employees wanted the change. A further three out of four believed the working day should end at 6pm, while 64% signalled that they would like to turn the clocks back an hour, to British GMT. And of the 10,303 adult respondents, another 67.5% showed willingness to have a lunch break of under one hour, in return for an earlier finish. Yet a resolute 40% told researchers they would not be willing to bring their lunchtime forward to avoid disturbing Mediterranean meal-time norms.

Dead whale taken to wildlife centre

A DEAD Cuvier-beaked whale, found off the coast of Buenavista del Norte, has been taken to Garachico port and handed over to the Wildlife Recovery Centre for examination. Emergency services, which received a call about an “object” floating off the coast, dispatched a maritime rescue boat and helicopter to the scene. The aircraft crew thought the object was a bottlenose dolphin, and the rescue boat transported it to the port, where Wildlife Recovery Centre staff identified the animal.


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A MAN from Venezuela, aged 44, died last Tuesday night after being struck by a tourist bus on the TF-1, near Guimar. The incident happened on the north carriageway by the bus stop, in the direction of Santa Cruz. Guardia Civil officers arrived on the scene quickly and were able to divert traffic. But paramedics confirmed that the man had died instantly on impact.

Joint drug-op success

GUARDIA Civil officers, collaborating with the tax agency Agencia Tributaria, have unmasked a drugtrafficking gang. In the operation, carried out jointly in Madrid and Tarragona, police arrested two Dominicans, who have been detained in custody. Around 78kg of cocaine was discovered in pressed sheets, which had been hidden inside boxes of bananas being shipped from the Dominican Republic.

Murder suspect caught

A MOLDOVAN national, arrested in El Campello on the Costa Blanca during a spot-check, is wanted for murder in his own country. The 39-year-old man, a Torrevieja resident since 2015, was intercepted by the police while travelling on a bus from Alicante to Paris. Officers who stopped the vehicle discovered the man had false documents. Then, during a detailed search of his belongings, they learned of his true identity, and found 3,500 euros in cash. He was wanted on two Interpol arrest warrants: one for shooting a fellow national and then beating him to death; the other for embezzlement.

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Canaries top chart for sexual diseases

THE Canary Islands has registered more than 4,000 new cases of HIV since 2000, and these figures have remained stable, compared with previous periods.

However, the National Epidemiological Surveillance Network has detected a increase in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as Syphilis, Gonorrhoea or Chlamydia in Spain, and, more specifically, in the Canaries. Dermatologist Agustín Viera (pictured), the medical director of Ivalia Dermis, said the increase in recent years was down to “relaxed, sexual habits”. He added: “Some 41% of adults admit that when they have occasional sex, they do not protect themselves. We perceive a greater use of protection by younger people, but they say this to avoid pregnancies and not to prevent a sexually transmitted disease.” Doctor Viera also believes that this phenomenon is through

the lack of protection, but mainly being unaware that they have contracted a STD because there are no initial symptoms. “The moment a patient feels a strange discharge, itching, a wart that was not there before, or a wound, he or she must see a doctor,” he said. He considers that the current system, which requires patients to visit their GP when they notice one of these symptoms, generates a “embarrassment” for them. This results in these

patients not seeking medical attention. To counter that response, Dr Viera is working on an accessibility system, and is establishing areas to treat sexually transmitted diseases. The LGS-Analysis laboratory has warned that the Canaries is one of the communities declaring more cases of Syphilis, with nearly 12% of victims positive for every 100,000 inhabitants. This figure far exceeds the national average of 4.28%. Agustín Viera, also offers data on another sexuallytransmitted disease, for which the Canaries is above average. That is Gonorrhoea, accounting for 8.23% cases per 100,000 inhabitants, while the national average is 3.84%. The most lethal STD, with most victims during the Eighties and Nineties, was AIDS, Spain maintaining a rate of over 10% per 100,000 inhabitants. Transmission in men who have sex with men is the most common (51.2%), followed by heterosexual (28.5%) and 4.4% among injecting drug-users.

Junior Carnival Queen

FIVE people, aged between 27-36, were injured in a car accident on Sunday on the TF-1 around Arico. One of the injured parties, a 32-year-old man, had to be transferred to Candelaria Hospital after suffering abdominal and serious chest trauma. The other four, a 36-year-old man, two women aged 31 and a 27-year-old girl, had minor injuries and were treated by paramedics. The incident occurred around 7.20am, when emergency services received a call that two vehicles heading towards Santa Cruz had collided near Las Eras, and that one was on fire. Firefighters extinguished the flames.

Police theft bonanza

ALICANTE police have recovered some 400 highvalue items which had been stolen, including latestgeneration mobile phones, jewellery, computers and tablets, valued at about 100,000 euros. The products would have been transferred by a network of “mules” to Algeria for resale. Seventeen members of the network have been arrested by the Guardia Civil in the second phase of the operation “Bijouterie”. Their ages range from 23-58 and their nationalities range from Spanish, Algerian, Bolivian and Moroccan. In addition to the stolen items, about 5,000 euros in cash was seized. And two mobile-phone repair shops were also raided.

AMAIA Hernández Perdomo was chosen from 20 candidates to be this year’s Junior Carnival Queen in Santa Cruz.

Her fantasy dress, called “Contigo aprendí” (with you I learn), was designed by Eduardo Martín Quintero, representing Club Rik&Rock Alcampo La Laguna. Her six maids of honour are: 1st: Astana Martín Hernández, fantasy dress “Adamantos”. 2nd: Africa Guibert Santiesteban, “Siempre habrá un mañana”. 3rd: Iztiar Suárez Alonso, “Llévame a Palacio”. 4th: Gisela Medina Rodríguez, “…Cuando se abre el telón, comienza la función”. 5th: María González García, “Marie est l’amour”. 6th: Patricia Delgado Garrido, “¿Probamos suerte?”


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Sex-shop break-in goes flat on couple TWO people broke into a Marbella sex shop on the eve of St Valentine’s Day… and walked out empty-handed! They failed to help themselves to a single item of lingerie or a sex toy, to the surprise of shop owner Laura Tona. The 43-year-old Londoner, baffled that none of her

valuable stock, including upmarket toys, had vanished, said: “It’s totally bizarre. They took absolutely nothing.” Laura, who has been running the successful store in Nueva Andalucia for seven years, added: “They broke the door down to enter but didn’t take any stock or cash. “It really was stupid of them because we clearly have security cameras,and police are dealing with it.”

Thieving gang such a problem Injured driver trapped for residents A MAN was badly injured in Guia de Isora on Tuesday morning after his car went off the road and overturned, trapping him inside. Firefighters stabilised the car, which skidded off the road and fell three metres into a garden. They then freed the driver, who suffered a severe chest trauma and was disorientated. Paramedics took the man to the Green Hospital, in Las Americas.

Cash-machine bombers nailed by diligent police THE Police have smashed a gang of thieves, who were using explosives to blow up cash machines in Spain.

THREE young men have been held by the Guardia Civil on suspicion of being involved in numerous robberies with force to homes and public premises in the North. Officers are also investigating another seven people, all residents in Santa Cruz and aged between 20-23, all allegedly involved in the thieving. The incidents took place last year in September and December, creating huge concern for residents and business-owners. With regards to the home break-ins, two men were alleged to have committed 18 robberies. Six other suspects are being investigated for providing the robbers with rental cars, to make

their identities difficult. A third man involved, whose whereabouts was unknown, had various outstanding arrest warrants and gave himself in voluntary to Tenerife II Prison. Both the detainees and the seven under investigation will also be charged with belonging to a criminal organisation. This probe uncovered a second group of criminals, also committing robberies with force, but this time to public establishments in the North. They were closely related to the other group, through friendship and family ties. Finally, a 10th person was identified and detained for his alleged involvement in 10 robberies, always at night time. At the time of his arrest, the suspect had several specialised tools in his vehicle, used for breaking in.

At least 23 people were arrested over a period of several months, but details are only now being released. The gang have been involved in numerous crimes, including burglary, identity

theft, stealing high-value vehicles and the use of gas and explosives, to blast open cash machines. Their offences were committed partly in Catalonia and also in Valencia, Vitoria and Pamplona. And later it was discovered that gang members had started operating in Madrid. In one robbery cashmachine robbery, nails were thrown across roads in the area to hinder the chances

of police following them. Several private vehicles were damaged, and a postman was injured when a nail went into his foot. Diligent police have also tracked down several people who were handling the stolen property. Checks on the men showed that a number had committed crimes in other European countries, including Sweden, Germany and Switzerland.

Endesa is hit by bill fraud THE Guardia Civil has tweeted a warning to all its subscribers, warning them of a resurrected invoice scam. It attempts to extract information, and, possibly money, from those who receive what are convincing but fake e-mailed bills, supposedly from Endesa. The dodgy invoices show large amounts of money due for payment, together with a link which encourages consumers to check their

bill and consumption. This leads to a new site, which then attempts to obtain information from worried individuals.

The Guardia Civil campaign, which warns consumers not to click on the link, also tells them to delete any e-mail of this type that they receive.


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Paedo, 70, is sent to prison for life BRITISH paedophile Mark Frost, aged 70, who was arrested in Alicante last week and extradited to the UK, has been jailed for life at the Old Bailey and warned that he will probably die in prison. The former teacher was initially identified when a contact in the Netherlands, arrested for owning child pornography, had a video of Frost abusing children in Thailand. The pensioner, who had been a teacher for a number of years, as well as a scout leader, admitted 45 sex offences against nine children

in Thailand between 2009 and 2012 and two British pupils in the Nineties. These offences including rape, sexual assault and inciting sexual activity with a child under 13. His victims were aged between 10-15. Judge Mark Lucraft said his crimes were “the most appalling catalogue of sexual abuse”. He added: “It is clear you have an obsession with sexually abusing young boys with evidence of planning and grooming. “Your conduct towards each and every one of these victims is horrific and deeply disturbing.” He added that Frost was someone who would continue to pose a risk to children. The court heard how Frost had raped impoverished Asian

Homeless man stabbed in gut

GUARDIA Civil officers are still trying to locate the person who stabbed a 37-year old homeless man in Callao Salvaje at around 3am on Tuesday.

The victim, who suffered a serious injury to his side, was involved in a fight with his knife attacker. But told the Guardia Civil and Local Police that he did not know him. The homeless man was attended by paramedics and then taken to Hospiten Sur initially, before being switched to Candelaria hospital.

boys and encouraged them to engage in sex acts after grooming them with cash and sweets. He was also found guilty of abusing children at his school.

Ruona Iguyovwe, from the state’s Crown Prosecution Service, said: “The harrowing evidence presented by the prosecution in this case outlined the suffering that Mark

Frost caused to his victims. “Over many years, Frost repeatedly exploited vulnerable young victims, both in the UK and in Thailand, for his own sexual gratification.

“His offending has caused severe psychological harm to all the children he abused, many of whom are now old enough to realise the enormity of what happened to them.”


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Guardia Civil is hot on heels of terrorist group

THE Guardia Civil, as part of the Operation Nobel-Constancia framework, has unearthed a former stash belonging to terrorist group PCE(r)GRAPO in the Sierra Norte countryside of Madrid. It contained significant information on the group’s potential targets, as well as internal documentation about its operations, and basic logistics material to be used in the case they were forced to flee. The stash was located in an area which had previously

been inspected by the Guardia Civil, because information received pointed to the same location as a meeting place and campsite for many PCE(r)-GRAPO members. Some months prior to the find, material for sleeping outside had been found. But although a more exhaustive examination has not yet been carried out, initial investigations would seem to point to the stash dating back to 2000. That was when the terrorist group was going through a major managerial and organisational re-vamp. In addition to a blow to its infrastructure, which, until now, had remained unknown, the location of this stash of

material, used by members of the terrorist group, could possibility lead to clearing up certain attacks by unknown perpetrators. Forensic examination of the material found will determine whether it will be possible, in the future, to resolve attacks committed by the members of PCE(r)-GRAPO. And although the terrorist group has had no operational capabilities since 2007, the PCE(r)-GRAPO has not renounced its armed fight, focussing its efforts on recruiting new members. That’s why the Guardia Civil is keeping various lines of investigation open, in the hope of finding the part of its infrastructure that still remains intact; thus averting

its possible use in the case of a hypothetical return to terrorist activity. In relation to PCE(r)GRAPO, the Guardia Civil’s main priority is still to locate the remains of Publio Cordón, the Zaragoza business owner, kidnapped on 27th June 1995. Older members of the group are currently under investigation in these proceedings. But although the Guardia Civil arrested all members of this terrorist group-inhiding in 2007, the group has not renounced its armed struggle. That is why investigations continue, aimed at disbanding the entire group, and at resolving all those terrorist actions yet to be resolved.

Tucker Hard Rock concert wiped out HIGH winds and rain alerts for the Canary Islands forced the late cancellation of last Saturday’s muchanticipated Barbara Tucker concert at Hard Rock Hotel, in Playa Paraiso. It’s always safety-first with outdoor concerts, and this spectacular was set for the open-air pool arena, so it was a wise decision. Full refunds have been issued to those had booked tickets. But there are plenty more Children Of The 80s concerts coming up at Hard Rock Hotel. Kym Mazelle (pictured), mother of house music, will be performing on

Saturday, 18th March, from 6pm. Tickets, from 18-55 euros, can be bought from www.tomaticket.es. American Kym, born in Gary, Indiana, has lived in London for many years. Young Hearts Run Free was one of her memorable hits, and she has worked closely with The Blow Monkeys and Norman Cook.

Youngsters die in Sharp-eyed police sea-bed car terror find fake Ferraris OFFICERS from the National Police, who spotted a fake Ferrari in Benidorm, created from the shell of a much cheaper car, traced the workshop in which it had been compiled. They also identified the seller, via a web advert, and traced the car to Sils, in Girona.

Police visited a premises there and discovered 14 vehicles, on their way to being transformed into “supercars”. They also found four fakes ready for sale, a number of parts, fibre-glass moulds, speedometers, Ferrari stickers and false registration documents. And, as a bonus, the officers, in the course of arresting three workshop men, also found a fully-equipped marijuana plantation.

TWO lads, aged 17 and 18, died after the car they were in plunged into the sea in Laredo, Cantabria. The teenagers were unable to get out of the vehicle, which fell four metres from the municipal docks and ended up on its roof in six metres of water. A third boy escaped and was transferred to hospital, suffering from hypothermia. Police sources suggest that one of the youngsters

was driving the Fiat Bravo without a licence, and may have lost control. Rescue attempts were hampered by the depth and freezing conditions, the first Guardia Civil officer on the scene being unable to reach the car. Three firefighters wearing neoprene suits couldn’t dive deep enough because they lacked oxygen tanks. But Red Cross divers reached the vehicle, which was removed by crane with the bodies still inside.

Arrested for false licence

A POLISH man was arrested in Las Galletas last Friday for falsifying an official document, and driving without a valid driving licence. A passer-by alerted officers that three people, who had attempted to rob a couple of tourists, were driving around Prince Felipe Avenue in a Chevrolet Aveo. The cops stopped them and asked the occupants for their documentation. The driver showed them a Romanian driving licence, which one officer realised was false, and the youngster was arrested.

Airport murder: suspect arrested AN Irishman has been arrested over the suspected murder of a homeless man at Malaga airport last October. Steven Allford, 51, was found on a bench with his trousers pulled down and ham placed on his exposed buttocks, while his genitals had been placed in an empty tuna can. Following a European arrest warrant, James O’Byrne, 58, was picked up by Spanish police in Algeciras. Two Finnish nationals and a Brit are still wanted by police after they were seen taunting Mr Allford in a video posted on Facebook. It was recorded on the night he died, but has since been removed from the socialnetworking site.

Paraglider’s painful landing

A FEMALE paraglider was injured after landing on Adeje’s La Enramada beach on Monday afternoon. The 50-year-old, who damaged a hip, was taken by paramedics to Hospiten Sur for treatment.


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Woman, 64, has twins A WOMAN of 64, who has given birth to twins in the northern Spanish city of Burgos, is the second-eldest in Spain to have babies. She has been identified by the initials M.I.A. only, and was pipped by Carmen Bousada, who had two children at the age of 67 but died of cancer three years later. The twins, a boy and a girl weighing 5lb 3oz and 4lb 8oz, respectively, were born by caesarean section after their mother experienced

vitro fertilisation (the joining of a woman’s egg and a man’s sperm outside the body) in the US. She actually gave birth to a daughter six years ago via the

same method, But the regional government of Castille and Leon placed the girl into the care of a relative in 2014. That followed social worker’s reports of issues with her personal hygiene, clothing, and absenteeism from school. The regional authorities would not be drawn on the fate of the new arrivals, a spokesman saying: “The government will not yet decide on what happens with the new-born children.” A 62-year-old Galician woman, amid much controversy, also gave birth last year, having had a caesarean section.

The perfect day to propose marriage JUST a relaxing day out with no plans … that’s what Suresh told Sonia on Tuesday. But as it was 14th February, St Valentine’s Day, she should, perhaps, have been on her guard. Instead, she was swept off her feet in a romantic whirl. A speedboat voyage, helicopter ride, two special meals and an accepted proposal later, and they were sitting on Las Vistas beach, Los Cristianos, in a heart-shaped ring of flowers. Suresh from London, and New Yorker Sonia, met five months ago through family friends who live in Tenerife. They are now planning a June wedding here on their favourite holiday island, before settling down in London. Suresh had been busy, pulling his plans together, the day before. And after meeting early on Valentine’s Day, they were soon skimming over the sea in a speedboat. If that made Sonia’s heart leap around a little, the next stop

was about to take her soaring. Helidream Canarias, in Costa Adeje, took them up for a stylish helicopter ride. Could the day get any higher? Yes it could, because Saresh produced a ring as they hovered in the air and asked Sonia to marry him, The delighted American said Yes! After landing, it was time for a Chinese meal, a stroll along Los Cristianos promenade … and another surprise for Sonia. “I was still trying to catch my breath after all that had happened, when I saw this beautiful, heart-filled flower display on the beach,” she said. “I thought it was a nice, romantic gesture involving another

couple. But Saresh led me down to it and we sat there, gazing out to sea.” Saresh had planned it all to perfection, with the help of a good florist. And, as the sun started to set, they moved on for a special evening dinner at a local Italian restaurant. The next day would be another busy one for Saresh. “I’m going to organise our wedding here for June,” he said. “Most of my friends and family in London know now, and Sonia has told many of her New York friends.” It should be some wedding because guests from the UK and America will come together in a meeting of the two families here on the island.

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SPAIN’S Ministry of Health has closed the neo-natal, intensivecare unit of a Madrid hospital because 51 babies were affected by a bacterial outbreak. Of the babies affected by the Serratia marcescens bacteria at the La Paz hospital, 27 have developed some infection. The remainder are carriers but have not developed any infection, and most tots have now been allowed home. But 11 remain in isolation. Serratia marcescens is implicated in a wide range of serious infections, including pneumonia, lower respiratory tract infection, urinary tract infection, bloodstream infection, wound infection and meningitis.

Hat-trick of bites

THREE women were injured last Tuesday after being attacked by a dog in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. Police were told that the dog had bitten various people, who needed medical assistance, and two ambulances were sent to the scene. Medical staff attended to all three women, who had wounds from dog bites, two of them minor and the third a bit more severe. They were taken to Hospital Universitario de Gran Canaria for further treatment.

Tragic father kills himself and his tot

A FATHER killed himself and his oneyear-old daughter after jumping out of a hospital window in Madrid.

Staff at the La Paz Hospital said the 27-year-old man launched himself and his tot out of the four-storey window after a heated argument with his partner. An emergency services spokesperson Javier Chivite said staff spent 45 minutes trying to resuscitate them both without success. Hospital representatives said they were unsure how the man was able to open the window because they were normally locked. Police have launched an investigation into the tragedy.

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Arona tunes up for the FIMA concerts BATONS raised and instruments polished, it’s time for the 8th annual FIMA (Festival Internacional de Musica Arona) bringing you a series of concerts in Los Cristianos. The standard entry fee is five euros, but a couple of events are free. The concerts take place in the 800-seater Auditorio Infanta Leonor, which backs on to the Cultural Centre, at the main crossroads of Los Cristianos. They start next Friday, 24th February, at 8pm, and this opening night offers the Municipal Band of Arona with CinemArona, a selection of well-known film soundtracks. Entry five euros. Rest of programme Saturday, 25th Feb: Arona School of Music and Dance

take centre stage with a concert of plectrum guitar music, From 8pm in the Auditorio. Entry free. Tuesday, 28th Feb: Recital with Sara Cabrera on flute,

and Ana Belen Gutierrez on piano. From 8pm in the Auditorio. Entry five euros. Wednesday, 1st March: Recital with John Kenny (from London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama) on trombone, and Ana Belen Gutierrez on piano. 8Pm, Auditorio. Entry five euros.

Thursday, 2nd March: Recital with Steven Mead (from Bournemouth) & Misa Mead (from Japan) on euphonium, plus Ana Belen Gonzalez on piano. 8Pm, Auditorio. Entry five euros. Friday, 3rd March: Recital with Samuel Delgado on guitar. 8pm, Auditorio. Entry five euros. Saturday, 4th March: Closing concert, with a mix of all the artists involved in FIMA. 8Pm, Auditorio. Entry free. Tickets for the five-euro concerts can be bought in advance at the Auditorio box office, from 9am-2pm, Monday to Friday, or via www.arona.org All the participants of FIMA will also be holding a series of special courses for young aspiring musicians.

A few grains short! WHAT do you get if you cross The Apprentice with Record-Breakers? Something pretty similar to the corporate teambuilding attempt on the Guinness World Record for the most sand-castles built in an hour in one location.

Las Vistas beach, Los Cristianos, was the setting for the challenge, involving 400 workers from JTI (Japan Tobacco International), drawn from Spain, Andorra, and Portugal. It still left plenty of staff to keep the company ticking over because it has 25,000 staff spread across 90 sites, including a new factory in Santa Cruz. Ten large zones were marked out in the sand as six coaches of would-be record-breakers arrived from the Hard Rock Hotel in Playa Paraiso. The target stood at 2,230 castles, set in Germany in July 2013. Maybe the brightly-coloured buckets, spades and clear plastic rulers made it look like child’s play. But although it was great fun, those involved had to adhere to strict guidelines, laid down by the Guinness Book Of Records. The 12 rules posted in each

zone included limits to the dimensions of the buckets and spades, minimum height and width requirements for each castle (60cm high

and 60cm wide at the base), and disqualification for any construction not looking like a traditional castle. Part of the delegating

between team members was to get runners to fill buckets with sea-water. And no adhesive sprays or thickeners could be used. The week’s events were organised by Team Factory World. Last June, there was a smaller team-building event involving workers from an Ellesmere Port chemical plant. This attempt proved extremely tense as the official judges measured and examined the new kingdom of castles. But the weary staff found out later that evening that they had fallen just short of the record target. It was all supposed to be a learning experience and, anyway, at least they looked as though they were enjoying themselves.


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Understanding the law

By Mariano Zunino Siri Registered lawyer at the Tenerife Bar Association.

THE matter of the cláusula suelo (floor clause) and the reimbursement of mortgage costs (notary, registry, taxes) is, at present, a “hot” matter expanded everywhere (radio, TV, papers), especially since the last European Court judgement of December 2016. We must recall that the floor clause and the clause of paymentof-mortgage costs are “abusive” clauses. But they are not the only ones. There are others like high-default interests or the anticipateddeadline clause. And I believe it would be a good idea to incorporate in this column the main points of one of the articles included in my

Foreclosing proceedings

blog www.abogados madridtenerife.com In this, I explain, according to my point of view and experience of, “how to face a foreclosing proceeding”. When the mortgagor has failed to pay one or more mortgage instalments, the bank (mortgagee) enacts an internal procedure, requiring the debtor to update his situation, including payment of interests and costs. If the default situation continues, the file is sent to the banks legal department, who start the foreclosing proceeding before a Court. In many cases, the financial institution asks the debtor to pay, partially, the mortgage instalments (without paying every instalment in full). But every instalment not paid generates

interest, and the following payments destined to cover the debt are, in fact, imputed (calculated) to such accumulated interests. Consequently, the outstanding amount is increased day after day. At the time of execution, the overdue sum is higher than expected because the partial payments have been mainly imputed to cover interests. The affected debtor continues believing that the bank will not foreclose if he pays every month (even not in full). The surprise comes when he finds out that the bank does execute it because the mortgage is not updated. If you know you will fail to make the instalment payments, it’s best if you negotiate with the bank to refinance, which means a Refinance Title

Deed should be signed before Notary. Normally, a waiting period is agreed (in most of the cases, two years) in which interest only is paid. At the deadline, though, the system of payment of capital and interests arises again. Once the foreclosing proceeding is started, the bank claims all the outstanding amount of the loan (not only the sum debt to date), after a previous, unilateral, notarial liquidation. What can be done at that time? The execution continues and, normally, cannot be stopped. The outcome is to delay the proceeding as long as possible. The defence could be based either on formalities, like the lack of personal notification, or in substantive grounds, the existence of abusive clauses, by

means of opposition. In the first case, the debtor can ask for nullification of procedure to rewind it and restructure it. However, it is interesting to note that there are many cases in which all the proceeding is nullified, enforcing the bank to start a new, foreclosing procedure. An example of this case is when two banks have merged, so the Mortgage Deed was granted for one bank (say, Bank A), which later merged with another one (creating Bank B) and this last one is foreclosing. This way, the debtor can bring the exception of lack of active legitimation (of Bank B) because the bank foreclosing is not the one that signed the mortgage. Other nullification reasons is when the bank starts a foreclosing pro-

ceeding against mortgagee and guarantor. Many High Courts have ruled that mortgagee and guarantor cannot be issued in the same foreclosing proceeding, nullifying the proceeding. In any case, the outcome is to roll back the procedure, or start a new one, gaining time. The most important thing is to act in time. Do not give up. Make a plea to the Court and interpose all legal measures to minimise the foreclosing effects. To try to do something a few days before the auction date is a difficult task (although in some cases, the auction could be suspended). The measures should be prepared from the moment you stop paying a mortgage instalment, because, sooner or later, the bank will foreclose.

Fixed-rate loans a bonus By Carol Schleisman of Currencies Direct

AT the end of January, Spanish mortgage repayments fell after 12 months of negative rates. The Euribor (Euro Interbank Offered Rate) was at a record low of -0.094%. And, as most Spanish mortgages are based on this, it means that repayments for homeowners have been going down for some time. With more investors taking advantage of low interest rates and secure fixed-rate loans, this protects them against any future, potential increases. In 2016, the Spanish

Mortgage Association reported that 53.3% of home-owners had a fixed-rate mortgage. The end of last week saw Greece and its debt problems come to the fore again, the Bank of Greece Governor saying that his country needed another urgent bail-out.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and EU disagree with how to deal with the situation, which is adding more pressure to what has already been a difficult start to the year for Europe. The Euro may be struggling this week,

but there is a bit more market data on the Eurozone schedule than last week. And with the ECB Monetary Policy Meeting accounts released yesterday (Thursday), we could see GBP-EUR pairing moving upwards, should the re-

sults be as predicted. Despite their initial belief that Brexit would harm UK growth, the European Commission has since projected an expansion of 1.5%, rather than the 1% it predicted previously. Wednesday saw the data release of the UK Average Earnings Index (expected to remain flat at 2.8%), the UK Claimant Count Change and the UK Unemployment Rate. The pound fell with softer data. Meanwhile, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation Think-Tank reports that almost one-third of the UK population is living on an “inadequate” income. In the 2014-2015 period, 19 million people were living on less than the MIS (Minimum Income Standard) because incomes remained at the same level, despite increasing household costs. Those of us living in the Canary Islands, if only for the winter months,

are lucky not to have the worry of expensive electric or gas bills for central heating, etc. Yet another reason that makes the islands so appealing to expats! The UK retail sales are, today (Friday), expected to show a positive increase for January. This will be closely monitored because consumerspending has been a big driver of the UK economy post-Brexit vote. Have a good weekend! Whether you’re moving to Spain or transferring money overseas, keep on top of the currency market. Our friendly Currencies Direct experts are just a phone call away whenever you need them. At home in Spain since 1999, we have 12 offices across the country, including one in Tenerife, and are set to open more Spanish offices soon. T: 922 971 781 E:canaries@ currenciesdirect.com W:currenciesdirect.com


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Britain’s Busiest Motorway Tuesday 21st February, ITV1, 19.30

“I cherish it like the misunderstood child that it is. It’s like the black sheep of the family. Everybody’s disparaging and says horrible things about it, but I like the M25.” Andy, M25 Traffic Officer The M25 is the busiest motorway in Britain, stretching 117 miles around our capital city. It’s used for 73 million journeys a year, twice as many as it was designed for. In this brand new six-part documentary series we go behind the scenes with the hidden army of traffic controllers, patrol officers, engineers and maintenance workers who work tirelessly around the clock to keep the M25 motorway moving. From dealing with multiple vehicle pile-ups and assisting the emergency services, to clearing up after lorry drivers, there is never a dull moment where the hidden heroes of the M25 are concerned. But capacity on the iconic motorway is pushed to the max and every hold-up costs the economy thousands of pounds, which often makes the job of those that work on it a race against time. Love it or hate it, one thing’s for sure, after this series you’ll never look at the M25 in the same way again. In episode one, we meet traffic officers Simon and Gary on their early morning patrol shift as they are faced with a four car pile-up that has closed two lanes of the motorway during rush hour. As they race to reach the collision, Gary explains: “People are getting impatient and starting to use the closed lanes. It’s stopping emergency services reaching the scene.” Meanwhile, fuelled by tea and toast, control room operator Emily is part of a team keeping a watchful eye on the motorway with the help of more than 1000 CCTV cameras. After two consecutive traffic collisions in the Dartford area, the pressure is on. Control room operator Sarah says: “Anyone trying to commute in that area today is going to be late... rubberneckers will be causing massive amounts of congestion.”

Wednesday 22nd February, ITV1 & ITV2 The BRIT Awards 2017: Red Carpet: ITV2, 18.30pm The BRIT Awards 2017: ITV1, 19.30 The BRIT Awards 2017: Backstage: ITV2, 22.00 Read about this year’s Brit Awards on page 32 of the TV Guide.

Piers Morgan’s Life Stories Friday17th February, ITV1, 21.00 Boy George joins Piers Morgan to look back on his spectacular and often controversial life and career. He reflects on his complex relationship with his violent but loving father, and how - at the age of just eight - he helped his mum survive a suicide attempt. George opens up about his rise to global fame with Culture Club, and his tempestuous relationship with bandmate Jon Moss. He speaks candidly about his traumatic descent into heroin addiction, how a relapse into drug use saw him sweeping the streets of New York, and his 2009 conviction and prison sentence. Now nine years clean and sober, George reveals how he’s swapped drugs for Buddhist chanting, and the truth behind his feuds with rival pop superstar George Michael.


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Fri 17th Feb 06:00 ...................... Breakfast 09:15 ..... Countryfile Winter Diaries 10:00 ...... Homes Under the Hammer 11:00 .............Wanted Down Under Revisited 11:45 ...............Oxford Street Revealed 12:15............... Bargain Hunt 13:00...... BBC News at One 13:45 .........................Doctors 14:15 ..............Father Brown 15:00 ...............Escape to the Country 15:45 .................The Farmers’ Country Showdown 16:30 ...Antiques Road Trip 17:15 .......................Pointless 18:00.... BBC News at Six 19:00 ....... The One Show 19:30 .........A Question of Sport 20:00 ............ EastEnders 20:30 ..............Room 101 21:00 ...... Not Going Out 21:30 ..... Tracey Ullman’s Show 22:00 ... BBC News at Ten 22:35 ........... The Graham Norton Show 23:25...................... Uncle 23:55 ................. The Real Marigold Hotel 01:00............... BBC News

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06:00........ My Life in Books 06:30 .............Wanted Down Under Revisited

06:00 ............ Good Morning Britain 08:30 ........................ Lorraine

07:15................. The Farmers’ Country Showdown

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

08:00.......... DIY SOS The Big Build

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

09:00 .. Victoria Derbyshire

13:30 .............ITV Lunchtime News

11:00........... BBC Newsroom Live

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

13:55..... ITV News London

13:00.........Cash in the Attic

14:00 .............. Judge Rinder

13:30............. Beat the Brain

15:00 ............ James Martin’s French Adventure

14:00.................... Landward 14:30...... Wild Shepherdess with Kate Humble

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

15:30 ..........The Blue Planet

18:00 ................ ITV News London

16:25 ............. A Place to Call Home 17:15........................... Flog It! 18:00.............. Eggheads 18:30 ..... Great American Railroad Journeys 19:00............. Big Dreams Small Spaces 20:00.......... Mastermind 20:30........ Only Connect 21:00...............The Lake District: A Wild Year

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18:30 ........... ITV Evening News 19:00............ Emmerdale 19:30 .Coronation Street 20:00...........Best Walks W C with a View choice with Julia Bradbury 20:30..Coronation Street 21:00........ Piers Morgan’s Life Stories

22:00........................... QI

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

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

22:30.. ITV News London

23:05...... Further Back in Time for Dinner

22:40.................... Fishing Impossible

00:05.......Spy in the Wild

23:10...... The Wine Show

01:05............... Imagine...

00:10............ Jackpot247

The Lake District: A Wild Year BBC2, 21.00

In England’s largest national park nothing stands still and everything is in a state of continuous change. Using a huge range of photographic techniques, The Lake District: A Restless Year gives a new and unique perspective on a year in the life of the Lake District, and an insight into the wildlife and people who live in this dramatic landscape. Fixed cameras all over the Lake District show the scenery as it transforms; changes that take weeks and months appear to pass in seconds. As the year begins, ice and snow give way to the green and sunshine - and truly British rain - of spring and summer, followed by the violent storms and deep-freeze of autumn and winter. Throughout this, the animals, plants and people that call the Lake District home have to weather everything that this stunning landscape can throw at them. Elsewhere, unique Lake District stories continue to unfold. Herdwick sheep give birth to their lambs, signaling the traditional start of the year, while climbers rescue sheep trapped on rocky ledges, caterpillars gingerly ‘disarm’ seed pods so they can feed before the pods explode, and the record floods of December 2015 rip through the fells and towns alike. Deep within ancient dry-stone walls, baby slugs have the perfect place to hatch, and tiny Jumping Spiders hunt amongst the rocks. Tourists brave the April showers, while thousands of people take to the water in the biggest lake swimming event in Europe. From shepherds herding thousands of sheep down from the mountain tops, to Red Squirrels - in one of their few English strongholds burying nuts to feed themselves over winter, to mountaineers braving the frozen peaks, each story takes a new approach to show the challenges of living with the turbulent and unpredictable year.


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

06:00 ............. The Wotwots!

06:45 ........................... King of Queens

06:10 ...........Lily’s Driftwood Bay

07:10 ........................... King of Queens

06:20 ......................Pip Ahoy!

07:35 ........................... King of Queens

06:35 .....................Peppa Pig

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

06:55 ............. Little Princess

08:35 .................... Everybody Loves Raymond

06:30..................... Peppa Pig 06:40 ..........Bob the Builder 07:05 .............. Fireman Sam 07:20................. Thomas and Friends 07:30 ... Milkshake Monkey

09:05 ........................... Frasier

07:35........... Noddy: Toyland Detective

09:35 ........................... Frasier

07:50 ....................Paw Patrol

10:05.................. Undercover Boss USA

08:00 ........... Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom

11:05....................... Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA

08:15............ Digby Dragon

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

09:00................ Toot the Tiny Tugboat

12:05 .................... A New Life in the Sun

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

13:05............................ Find it, Fix it, Flog it 14:10................. Countdown 15:00............ Fifteen to One 16:00....................... A Place in the Sun 17:00.................... Come Dine with Me 18:00 ....... The Simpsons 18:30............... Hollyoaks 19:00.................. Channel 4 News 20:00 ...............Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast 21:00................... 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

08:30..................... Peppa Pig 08:40..................... Peppa Pig 08:50......................... Wissper

12:15 .................Winter Road Rescue 13:15 ........Home and Away 13:45 .................Neighbours 14:20 ............................... NCIS 15:20 .... Forbidden Secrets 17:00 ..................5 News at 5 17:30 .................Neighbours 18:00.... Home and Away 18:30 ..... 5 News Tonight 19:00 ....Happy Campers: Caravanning 20:00....... Celebrity Carry on Barging 21:00.......... Cruising with Jane McDonald

23:05............. First Dates

22:00......... Bankrupt and Broke: When Celebs Go Bust

00:10....... Alan Carr Live: Spexy Beast

23:30...................Lip Sync Battle UK

01:05................... Skyline

00:00..........Super Casino

22:00.......... The Last Leg

06:00 ................. You’ve Been Framed! Gold 06:25......... Who’s Doing the Dishes? 07:15........................ The Ellen DeGeneres Show 08:00 ..................Emmerdale 09:00 .....Coronation Street 09:35............................. Psych 10:25....................... Scorpion 11:25......... Who’s Doing the Dishes? 12:25 ..................Emmerdale 13:30..... Coronation Street 14:00 ....................... The Ellen DeGeneres Show 14:50.......... The Jeremy Kyle Show 17:00.............. Judge Rinder 18:00 ........... You’ve Been Framed! Gold 19:00......... Funniest Ever You’ve Been Framed! Gold 20:00 ...............Two and a Half Men 21:00...Shaun of the Dead 23:00............. Family Guy

06:10 .......................... Believe 07:00........... Passport Patrol 08:00 .......My Dream Home 09:00 .............Wanted Down Under 10:00.......................... The Bill 11:00 ..............Tipping Point 13:00..............Choccywoccydoodah: Starstruck 14:00 .............Wanted Down Under 15:00 ....Who Do You Think You Are? USA 16:00....... My Dream Home 17:00 ... Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 18:00 ........ Tipping Point 19:00...... Honey I Bought the House 20:00.... MasterChef USA 21:00...... Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders 22:00............. EastEnders 22:40... Indecent Proposal 01:05............. EastEnders

08:55.................... Come Dine with Me

06:00 ..............Hawaii Five-0 08:00 ................ Monkey Life 09:00 ..................Police Force Australia 10:00 .. Nothing to Declare 11:00............. A Town Called Eureka 12:00..... NCIS: Los Angeles 13:00 ..............Hawaii Five-0 15:00 ..... NCIS: Los Angeles 16:00 ..................... Futurama 16:30........... Modern Family 17:30 ..................... Futurama 18:30........ The Simpsons 20:30 ..... Modern Family 21:00 ............A League of Their Own 22:00 .................Blacklist 23:00 ...... Ross Kemp: On Gangs 00:00 .............. The Force: Manchester 01:00........... Most Daring

07:10...... Ice Road Truckers

06:00 ............. Football Gold 07:00 .......WWE Main Event 08:00 .........Barclays Premier League World 08:30 .......... Premier League Legends 09:00 ................ One2eleven 10:00 .......... Premier League 100 Club 10:30 .........Barclays Premier League World 11:00 .......... Premier League Legends 11:30 ........... Live Rotterdam 500 Tennis 15:30 ................ One2eleven 16:00 .......... Premier League 100 Club 17:00 .........Barclays Premier League World 17:30........... Premier League Legends 18:00 ..... Premier League Legends 18:30............ The Fantasy Football Club 19:30 .......Rugby League 22:30 ........... The Fantasy Football Club 23:30.... Barclays Premier League World

10:00.................... Come Dine with Me 11:05.................... Come Dine with Me 11:35......A Place in the Sun 13:40................... Time Team 14:45....................Time Team 15:50................... Great Canal Journeys 16:55.....Location, Location, Location 17:55 .......................Car S.O.S 18:55......... The Supervet 19:55 ...... Grand Designs 21:00............... The Team 22:20............. 24 Hours in A and E 00:25... Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA 01:25... Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA

11:15 ..................GPs: Behind Closed Doors 12:10 ....5 News Lunchtime

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08:10...... American Pickers 09:00........ Storage Hunters 10:00 ........ Storage Hunters 11:00 ...... American Pickers 12:00....................... Top Gear 14:00.................... Room 101 14:40.................................... QI 15:20... Would I Lie to You? 16:00....................... Top Gear 17:00........... Best of Red Bull Soapbox Race 18:00 ................Top Gear 19:00.. American Pickers 20:00......... Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge 21:00 ......The Full Monty 22:50 ..........Alan Davies Life is Pain 00:35...................... QI XL 01:35.... 8 Out of 10 Cats

Britain’s Best Walks With Julia Bradbury ITV1, 20.00

Julia manages to squeeze three walks in one: starting with the mysterious Dhoon Glen river walk to the magnificent Irish Sea coast. She then reveals a magical walk down the Laxey Valley to explore its mining heritage and climb the world’s tallest water wheel. Equidistant between England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, on a clear day the Isle of Man affords views to all five kingdoms and Julia leads us to the top of Snaefell Mountain to share its spectacular summit. From ancient Neolithic sites, Viking strongholds to electric mountain railways and the pull of peregrines, puffins and dozens of nature trails – there’s plenty packed in this walk on an Island only ten miles wide and forty miles long.


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17th February - 23rd February 2017

Sat 18th Feb 06:00...................... Breakfast 10:00 ........................Saturday Kitchen Live 11:30 .............The Little Paris Kitchen: Cooking with Rachel Khoo 12:00 ............Football Focus 13:00.................... BBC News 13:15 ....................... Athletics 16:30................... Final Score 17:10 .....................BBC News 17:25 ........ Who Dares Wins 18:10................ Pointless 18:55............ Let it Shine 19:55................ Casualty 20:45.....Let it Shine - The Results 21:15..................... Taboo 22:15 .............. BBC News 22:30........... Match of the Day: FA Cup Highlights 23:40.......... This Country 00:05.............Having You 01:45............... BBC News

06:30 .................. Stage Door 07:55..................... Lucky Jim 09:30............................. Coast 10:00.. Britain’s Secret Seas 11:00 ...... Homes Under the Hammer 12:00 .......... A Cook Abroad 13:00 ......... Talking Pictures 13:30 .....An Ideal Husband 15:00 ...............Escape to the Country 15:45 ................ Mastermind 16:15 ......................University Challenge 16:45 ............. Only Connect 17:15 .......Nature’s Weirdest Events 18:00 ................... Flog It! 19:00... The Lake District: A Wild Year 20:00........Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands 20:30.............Dad’s Army 21:00...........Testament CW of Youth choice 23:05.............Safe Haven 00:55..The White Ribbon

06:00 .............The Aquabats! Super Show! 06:20 ..........Dino Dan: Trek’s Adventures 06:30 ..........Dino Dan: Trek’s Adventures 06:45............................. Sooty 06:55 .............. Share a Story 07:00 ......................Oddbods 07:05 ...............Thunderbirds are Go 07:30 ..................Scrambled! 07:35 ....................... Mr. Bean 07:50 ...............Horrid Henry 08:10 .......... Teen Titans Go! 08:30 .................... Bear Grylls Survival School 09:05......... Adventure Time 09:25 ...................... ITV News 09:30 ............... Alphabetical 10:30 .....................Guess This House 11:25 .............. Judge Rinder 12:25.............. ITV News and Weather 12:35........... River Monsters

Testament Of Youth BBC2, 21.00

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13:05.............. Tipping Point 14:05.................... The Chase 15:10............... Dance Dance Dance

16:40....................... ITV News London BBC Films’ Testament 16:55 .............. ITV News and of Youth is directed Weather by James Kent and stars Alicia Vikander, 17:10 ...........Despicable Me Kit Harrington, Taron Egerton and Colin 19:00....................Ninja CW Morgan. Testament of Youth premieres on Warrior UK choice BBC Two. 20:00......... The Voice UK Testament Of Youth is a searing story of love, war and remembrance, based on the 21:20............Through the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain Keyhole which became the classic testimony of 22:20..........ITV News and that war from a woman’s point of view. Weather A powerful and passionate journey from 22:35........... Knocked Up youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of 00:50............ Jackpot247 despair and back again, it’s a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times. Vera Brittain, irrepressible, intelligent and free-minded, overcomes the prejudices of her family and hometown to win a scholarship to Oxford. With everything to live for, she falls in love with her brother’s close friend Roland Leighton, as they go to University to pursue their literary dreams. But the First World War is looming and as the boys leave for the front Vera realises she cannot sit idly by as her peers fight for their country, so volunteers as a nurse. She works tirelessly, experiencing all the sorrows of war, as one by one those closest to her are killed and the pillars of her world shattered. But Vera is an indefatigable spirit. She endures and returns to Oxford, irrevocably changed, yet determined to find a new purpose which spurs her towards a powerful act of remembrance.


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17th February - 23rd February 2017

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W C choice 06:20.......... King of Queens 06:45 ..........King of Queens 07:10 ........Everybody Loves Raymond 07:35 ........Everybody Loves Raymond 08:00.........Everybody Loves Raymond 08:30........................... Frasier 09:00........................... Frasier 09:30 ...........................The Big Bang Theory 09:55........................... The Big Bang Theory 10:25 ...........................The Big Bang Theory 10:55 .............The Simpsons 11:25 .............The Simpsons 12:00...................... Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast 13:00.................... Come Dine with Me 13:30.................... Come Dine with Me 14:00.................... Come Dine with Me 14:30.................... Come Dine with Me 15:00.................... Come Dine with Me 15:35............................ A Place in the Sun 16:35........................ Location, Location, Location 17:35............ Grand Designs 18:30...................Channel 4 News 19:00......The Restoration Man 20:00............. Great Canal Journeys 21:00...................Taken 2 22:50............. The Bourne Legacy 01:20................. Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA

06:00 .....................Peppa Pig 06:10 ... Milkshake Monkey 06:15 .. Milkshake! Bop Box 06:20 ....................Paw Patrol 06:30 ..........Bob the Builder 06:40 .............. Fireman Sam 06:55 .................Rupert Bear 07:05 ...............Olly the Little White Van 07:10 ........... Wanda and the Alien 07:20 .... Angelina Ballerina 07:35............. Little Princess 07:50.................... Paw Patrol 08:00............... Blaze and the Monster Machines 08:25 .......... Noddy: Toyland Detective 08:45 ........... Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom 09:00. Shimmer and Shine 09:25 .....................Peppa Pig 09:45 ........... Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom 10:00 .........Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 10:35........................... Access 10:40... Police Interceptors 12:35 ........... On Benefits: 26 Kids and Claiming 13:35.......... On Benefits: The Millionaire Shoplifter 14:35............ The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door 15:35............ The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door 16:30 ...... 5 News Weekend 16:35....Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords 17:30.......................Can’t Pay? We’ll Take it Away! 18:30......... FIA Formula e Live: Buenos Aires 20:10 .........Secrets of the Great Train Robbery 21:00 .........Football on 5 22:30 .......................NCIS 23:25........................NCIS: Los Angeles

06:00....................Emmerdale Omnibus 08:25.................... Coronation Street Omnibus 11:20 ............................... Ninja Warrior UK 12:20................ Take Me Out 13:35.................. You’ve Been Framed! Gold 14:10 ........................... Honey 16:05 ...................St. Trinian’s 18:05 ............ After Earth 20:00................ Scorpion 21:00 ................ Hot Fuzz 23:25............. Family Guy 23:55............. Family Guy 00:25............. Family Guy 00:50................ American Dad! 01:20 ............... American Dad! 01:50 ............ Release the Hounds

06:00.......... Are You Smarter Than a 10 Year Old? 07:00....... Monkey Business 08:00 ...............The Big Spell 09:00 .........Fantasy Football Club 2016/17 10:00...Soccer a.M 2016/17 11:30..................... What’s Up 12:00................Portrait Artist of the Year 2017 13:00...Fences Film Special 13:30...................... Futurama 15:00.......................Egg Drop 15:30............Modern Family 17:00....................... Supergirl 18:00................The Flash 19:00...............MacGyver 20:00..NCIS: Los Angeles 21:00.................Star Trek: Generations 23:15.............A League of Their Own 00:15................ Football’s Funniest Moments

06:10 .......................... Believe

08:55....Come Dine with Me

07:00 ...............Million Dollar Intern

11:05....Come Dine with Me

08:00.......................... The Bill 09:00 .......................... The Bill

12:35.....Location, Location, Location

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

13:40..........Coast v Country

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

14:45................Four in a Bed

12:00 .......................... The Bill

16:50................Four in a Bed

13:00.................... EastEnders Omnibus

17:25....Come Dine with Me

16:00..........................Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 18:00 ..............My Family 18:40 ..............My Family 19:20.............. My Family 20:00............... Inside the Ambulance 21:00......The Bodyguard 23:40.................... Grimm 00:40..... Motorway Cops 01:40.......................Crisis

07:10........ Storage Hunters 08:00 ........ Storage Hunters 09:00 ........ Storage Hunters 10:00 .............. Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge 11:00 .............. Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge 12:00 .......................Top Gear 13:00 .......................Top Gear 14:00.............................. QI XL 15:00............................... QI XL 16:00 .......................Top Gear 17:00 .......................Top Gear 18:00................ Top Gear 19:00 ...... Not Going Out 21:00 ........ Passenger 57 22:40.......Have I Got a Bit More News for You 23:40.......Have I Got a Bit More News for You 00:40....... Not Going Out 01:20....... Not Going Out

11:35......Homes by the Sea

18:25.............. Come Dine with Me 19:25.............. Come Dine with Me 19:55.................. The Real Noah’s Ark 21:00....Bin Laden: Shoot to Kill 22:40............. 24 Hours in A and E 23:45...... 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown 00:50...............Bin Laden: Shoot to Kill

06:00............. Football Gold 07:00 .......... Premier League Legends 08:00.......... Premier League 100 Club 09:00...................The Fantasy Football Club 10:00 ................. Soccer A.M. 11:30.......... Premier League Gold 11:40........ Spanish Football Gold 11:55........................ Football 14:00... Super League Gold 14:30............. Great Sporting Moments 14:45 .............. Rugby Union 19:15....... Great Sporting Moments 19:30...... Live World Club Series 22:30......... Super League Gold 00:00...World Club Series Highlights

Ninja Warrior UK ITV1, 19.00

Tonight viewers will see fifteen would be ninja’s compete in the final of Ninja Warrior UK 2017. So far no-one has been able to reach the final hurdle and climb Mount Midoriyama. Does one of this year’s finalists have what it takes to be the first ever Ninja Warrior UK? The final course will challenge our contestants over 17 different obstacles. If they complete all of them in the time limit, they will then have scale Mount Midoriyama, a 20 metre high climb against the clock. Only if they complete this, will they be crowned Ninja Warrior UK Can anyone make it all the way and be crowned the UK’s first Ninja Warrior?


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SS-GB BBC1, 21.00

Adapted from Len Deighton’s 1978 alternate history novel, and starring Sam Riley and Kate Bosworth, SS-GB premieres on BBC One this spring. Produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd and written by Bafta Award-winners Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (Spectre, Skyfall, Casino Royale), SSGB is a complex thriller focusing on British Detective Douglas Archer. Forced to work under the brutal SS in occupied London, Archer is determined to continue to do his job in the service of his country, but against impossible odds. We first meet Archer in 1941, with the vast majority of England and Wales are under Nazi occupation after losing the Battle of Britain. Pockets of resistance continue to show their defiance against the occupying German forces, but after a German pilot is murdered by a British Resistance fighter, tensions in London could not be higher. When investigating what appears to be a simple black market murder, Archer is dragged into a much darker and more treacherous world where the stakes are as high as the ultimate outcome of the war. The elusive American journalist Barbara Barga may hold the key - but can he trust her? And when his lover Sylvia endangers her life by bravely making a stand against the oppressive regime, Archer is forced to confront a deeper dilemma. Can he carry out his duty to defend law and order when he is working for the wrong side? What is he willing to risk in the fight against fascism? Detective Douglas Archer is played by Sam Riley, Barbara Barga by Kate Bosworth, DS Harry Woods by James Cosmo, Sylvia Manning by Maeve Dermody, PC Jimmy Dunn by Aneurin Barnard, Fritz Kellermann by Rainer Bock, SS Standartenfuehrer Dr Oskar Huth by Lars Eidinger, Mrs Sheenan by Christina Cole, Douggie Archer by Louis Serkis, Bob Sheenan by Kit Connor and John Spode by James Northcote.

17th February - 23rd February 2017

Sun 19th Feb

06:00 ...................... Breakfast 07:50...... Match of the Day: FA Cup Highlights 09:00 .......The Andrew Marr Show 10:00 .... The Big Questions 11:00 .............. Bargain Hunt 12:00 .....................BBC News 12:15... Shrek Forever After 13:40 ....... Match of the Day Live

06:30 ...................Big Dreams Small Spaces

06:00 .............The Aquabats! Super Show!

07:30 ....................... An Island Parish

06:20.......... Dino Dan: Trek’s Adventures

08:00 ...................Around the Worldin 80 Gardens

06:30.......... Dino Dan: Trek’s Adventures

09:00 ..... Countryfile Winter Special

06:55 .............. Share a Story

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

06:45 .............................Sooty 07:00 ......................Oddbods 07:05 ...............Thunderbirds are Go

16:05 ...............Escape to the Country

11:30 ................Nigel Slater’s Dish of the Day

16:50.......................... Lifeline

12:00 ................ Nigellissima

17:00.......... Songs of Praise 17:35 .....................BBC News

12:30 ........................... A Cook Abroad

18:00.....The Big Painting Challenge

13:30........................... Talking Pictures

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

19:00............ Countryfile

14:00 ..................Funny Lady

09:05 .........Adventure Time

20:00.... Call the Midwife

16:15........................... Birds of Paradise

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

21:00...................Ss-GB

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22:00 .............. BBC News 22:20.BBC London News

22:30... Match of the Day: FA Cup Highlights 23:10....... American High School 23:55................. Celebrity Apprentice USA 01:20............... BBC News

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17:15................... Ski Sunday 18:00.......... Oz: The Great and Powerful 20:00........ Dragons’ Den 21:00 ....................Special Forces 22:00..............Being Ap

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07:30 ..................Scrambled! 07:35....................... Mr. Bean 07:50 ........................ Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors 08:45 .......... Teen Titans Go!

09:30 ............... Countrywise 10:00 ......................Peston on Sunday 10:55................ Gino’s Italian Escape: Hidden Italy. Tuscany 11:25......... Chopping Block

23:40 ................ Defiance

12:30 .............. ITV News and Weather

01:45 ...... Question Time

12:45 ..............Carry on Jack 14:25 ..............All Star Family Fortunes

Being AP BBC2, 22.00

The film takes an intimate but epic look at one of the world’s greatest sportsmen; ageing but fearless, nearing the end of his career yet still willing to sacrifice everything to achieve his dream in a competitive and dangerous sport. Through this intimate portrait we are immersed in the colourful, dramatic, and rich world of racing. Throughout the film we follow AP’s daily life: his training routine, his family and home life and the team around him - all the elements that make this man the greatest jump jockey the world has ever seen.

15:10 ........Ninja Warrior UK 16:15 ...............The Voice UK 17:30 ..............Tipping Point 18:30 ................ ITV News London 18:40 ............... ITV News 19:00 ...........Take Me Out Celebrity Special 20:00......... Lion Country: Night and Day 21:00.............The Good Karma Hospital

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22:00 .........ITV News and Weather 22:20................Peston on Sunday 23:15..................... Rugby


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W C choice 06:15 ........................... King of Queens 06:40 ........................... King of Queens 07:10.................... Everybody Loves Raymond 07:35 .................... Everybody Loves Raymond 08:00.................... Everybody Loves Raymond 08:30........................... Frasier 09:00........................... Frasier 09:30........................... Sunday Brunch 12:30........................... George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces 13:35.................................. The Simpsons 14:05.................................. The Simpsons 14:35................. The Addams Family Values

16:30......................... Channel 4 News 17:00 ............The Karate Kid 19:30............... The Jump 21:00 ....................X-Men: Days of Future Past 23:40...................Lawless 01:40 ..........The Last Leg

06:00..................... Peppa Pig 06:10... Milkshake Monkey 06:15 .. Milkshake! Bop Box 06:20 ....................Paw Patrol 06:30.......... Bob the Builder 06:40.............. Fireman Sam 06:55................. Rupert Bear 07:05............... Olly the Little White Van 07:10 ........... Wanda and the Alien 07:20...... Angelina Ballerina 07:35 ............. Little Princess 07:50 ....................Paw Patrol 08:10 ...............Blaze and the Monster Machines 08:35 .......... Noddy: Toyland Detective 08:50........... Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom 09:05 .Shimmer and Shine 09:35 .....................Peppa Pig 09:50 ........... Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom 10:00 .........Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 10:35.............. Football on 5 12:00............ Inside Windsor Castle 12:55 .............. Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh 13:55.................... Seabiscuit 16:30 ...... 5 News Weekend 16:35 .........................National Lampoon’s Vacation 17:35 ............5 News in Film 17:40 .........................National Lampoon’s Vacation 18:25 ................. National Lampoon’s European Vacation 19:25....... 5 News in Film 19:30 ................. National Lampoon’s European Vacation 20:10....... That’s So 1985 21:00............ The Freddie Mercury Story: Who Wants to Live Forever? 23:05... 20 Moments That Rocked the 80s 00:35.......Lip Sync Battle

06:00............ Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 06:10 ...................Emmerdale Omnibus 08:45 ...... Coronation Street Omnibus 11:40 ...............The Voice UK 13:00 ...................2awesome 13:05 ..............Guidance. B+ 13:40 ...................Fame High 13:55................. Third Wheel 14:25........ La Story. Heating Up the Kitchen 14:45 ................. You’ve Been Framed! Gold 15:10 ................The Haunted Mansion 16:55 ...............The Smurfs 2 19:00........... Jack and Jill 21:00 ...Ibiza Weekender 22:00 ............ Family Guy 23:30 ......American Dad! 00:25........ The Cleveland Show

06:00..........Betty White’s Off Their Rockers 06:25.......................... Believe 07:15 .............. Your Home in Their Hands 08:30 ........ MasterChef USA 10:35 ........ MasterChef USA 12:30 ................ Doctor Who 14:30 ................ Doctor Who 16:00.................... My Family 17:20 .................... My Family 18:00........Outnumbered 18:40........Outnumbered 19:20........Outnumbered 19:55...... Honey I Bought the House 21:00.....Celebrity Advice Bureau 22:00................. Sherlock 00:00............. Code Black 01:00................ Inside the Ambulance 01:50.......................Crisis

08:55...Building the Dream 10:00................Coastal Walks with My Dog 11:00............. Vet on the Hill 12:00....Come Dine with Me 13:05....Come Dine with Me 14:10....Come Dine with Me 14:40................Four in a Bed 15:50................Four in a Bed 16:50................Four in a Bed 17:20.. Come Dine with Me 18:25.............. Come Dine with Me 19:25.............. Come Dine with Me 20:00......................... Nazi Megastructures 21:00.............. Father Ted 22:00........ Big Fat Quiz of Everything 00:05...... 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown 01:10.............. Father Ted

Take Me Out Celebrity Special ITV1, 19.00

06:00 ... The Hour of Power 07:00 ..................... Futurama 08:00 ..................... Futurama 09:00 ...................... Supergirl 10:00 ......................The Flash 11:00 .................... WWE Raw 12:00 ..................... Futurama 13:00..................... Futurama 13:30........... Modern Family 15:30 ...........Modern Family 17:00 .............The Simpsons 17:30 ...............The Big Spell 18:30........ The Simpsons 19:00........ The Simpsons 19:30........ The Simpsons 20:00......... Freddie Down Under 21:00......... Hawaii Five-0 22:00..NCIS: Los Angeles 23:00...............MacGyver 00:00.... The Force: Essex 01:00.......Air Ambulance

07:20 .......................Top Gear 08:30 .......................Top Gear 10:00 .............. Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge 11:00 .........Motorway Cops 12:00 ..... Jay Leno’s Garage 13:00..... Jay Leno’s Garage 14:00....................... Top Gear 15:00....................... Top Gear 16:00 .......................Top Gear 17:00....... Red Bull Soapbox Race 18:00................ Top Gear 19:30................ Top Gear 21:00 ......Have I Got a Bit More News for You 22:00 .......................Suits 23:00........ Dave Gorman: Modern Life is Goodish 00:00............ Crackanory 00:35 ..............Room 101 01:10 ........ Dave Gorman Goodish Hits 1

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

As Holi festival fever hits The Good Karma Hospital, an abandoned baby strikes a personal chord with Ruby. Meanwhile, Lydia is reacquainted with an aging expat artist, whose alternative life choices may be about to catch up with him.

09:00.................. The Sunday Supplement 10:30......................... Goals on Sunday 12:30 ........................ Football 15:00 ........................ Football 17:30..................... Live World Pool Masters 21:30.................. Goals on Sunday 22:30................ Football’s Greatest 23:00................... Premier League 100 Club 23:30................... Premier League 100 Club 00:00.............. World Pool Masters

Paddy McGuinness plays cupid for three famous and single men in this special celebrity edition of the hit dating show. Eligible bachelors descending down the love lift tonight are TOWIE star James “Arg” Argent, presenter and radio DJ Melvin Odoom and Olympic medalist Nile Wilson.

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The Halcyon ITV1, 21.00

Toby works late into the night, looking stressed and miserable. His eyes scan the figures he’s working on the page: what’s he looking for? His pall descends further as he enters the hotel, only to bump straight into Lucian. The latter is his usual charming self, but there’s an edge of steel underneath as he maintains that he needs Toby needs to work harder. Meanwhile an unwelcome visitor arrives at the hotel: and Garland is panicked. The hotel prepares for 50th anniversary celebrations: Lady Hamilton’s getting into the spirit, but she can’t help Toby’s anxiety. He attempts to talk to her about Lucian, but is interrupted by the man himself: there seems to be no escape. Happy news for Max as Garland summons him and informs him that he’s letting him off work early, something he’d never be so lenient over, were it not for a very special occasion. Adil attempts to corner Toby and bring him back from the edge of doing something terrible, but Toby’s raging. It’s looking more and more unlikely that they’ll ever reconnect – or that Toby will find anywhere to turn. His last hope lies in Garland, who snaps into actions. Emma’s still confused about the men in her life – she and Betsey talk about love in war. The tension between Joe and Freddie is palpable: will it spill over? And loved up Lady Hamilton is none too pleased to hear about Garland’s objections to Lucian: she puts up a steely face but it’s hit a nerve: when she makes investigations of her own, things get serious, very quickly. Meanwhile, sparks fly downstairs, as the 50th anniversary celebrations kick into life. Betsey and Sonny, blissfully in love, start the band off loud – enough to nearly drown out the sirens that start to blare overhead. As Garland frantically staves off unwanted attention from the police at the hotel and Emma is pushed to make a final decision, it becomes clear that it’s not a drill.

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

06:00 ........ My Life in Books

09:15 .............Britain’s Home Truths

06:30 .............Wanted Down Under Revisited

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

07:15................. The Farmers’ Country Showdown

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

11:00 .............Wanted Down Under Revisited

08:00....... The Great Interior Design Challenge

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

11:45 ...............Oxford Street Revealed

09:00 .......................... Victoria Derbyshire

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

11:00 .BBC Newsroom Live

13:30............. ITV Lunchtime News

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

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

13:30 ....BBC London News

13:00 ........Cash in the Attic

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

13:25 .............Beat the Brain

15:00 ............ James Martin’s French Adventure

14:15 ................The Coroner

13:55 .................... Landward

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

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

14:25 .....................Mountain

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

15:45................. The Farmers’ Country Showdown

15:25.......... The Blue Planet 16:25 ......................A Place to Call Home

18:00................ ITV News London

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..................Match of the Day Live 22:00.... BBC News at Ten

17:15........................ Antiques Road Trip 18:00.............. Eggheads 18:30....................... Great Continental Railway Journeys

06:00 ............ Good Morning Britain 08:30........................ Lorraine

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

13:55 ..... ITV News London 14:00 .............. Judge Rinder

18:30............ ITV Evening News 19:00............ Emmerdale 19:30..............Coronation Street 20:00.............. The Martin Lewis Money Show

19:00..............The Hairy CW Bikers’ Chicken choice and Egg

22:30.BBC London News 22:45............... Have I Got a Bit More Old News for You 23:30............ The Graham Norton Show

20:00............... University Challenge 20:30.....An Island Parish 21:00............. SAS: Rogue Warriors 22:00......Cradle to Grave 22:30..............Newsnight

00:15.............Weather for the Week Ahead 00:20............... BBC News

20:30..............Coronation Street 21:00........The Halcyon

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

23:15..................Hospital

22:30................. ITV News London

00:15..............Countryfile Winter Special

22:40............Through the Keyhole

01:10............ Who Do You Think You Are?

23:40...............The Chase 00:35............ Jackpot247


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

06:00...................... Pip Ahoy!

06:45 ........................... King of Queens

06:10........... Lily’s Driftwood Bay

07:10........................... King of Queens

06:20............. Little Princess

07:35 ........................... King of Queens

06:45.......... Bob the Builder

08:00 ........Everybody Loves Raymond 08:35 ........Everybody Loves Raymond 09:05........................... Frasier 09:35........................... Frasier 10:05 .................. Undercover Boss USA 11:05........................ Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA

06:30.................... Paw Patrol 06:55.............. Fireman Sam 07:05 .................Thomas and Friends 07:20... Milkshake Monkey 07:25.. Shimmer and Shine 07:35.......... Noddy: Toyland Detective 07:50.................... Paw Patrol 08:05 ........... Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom 08:15 ............ Digby Dragon 08:30..................... Peppa Pig

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

08:40..................... Peppa Pig

12:05.................... A New Life in the Sun

09:00 ................Toot the Tiny Tugboat

13:05 ............................ Find it, Fix it, Flog it

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

14:10 .................Countdown

11:15.................. GPs: Behind Closed Doors

15:00 ............................Fifteen to One

08:50 .........................Wissper

12:10 ....5 News Lunchtime

16:00 ...................... A Place in the Sun

12:15 ............The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door

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

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

18:00........ The Simpsons 18:30............... Hollyoaks 19:00.................. Channel 4 News 20:00............ Dispatches 20:30 ....................... Food Unwrapped 21:00............ The Trouble with Dad 22:00 .....Jon Richardson: How to Survive the End of the World 23:05................... 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

13:45 .................Neighbours 14:15 ............................... NCIS

06:00.................. You’ve Been Framed! Gold 07:15 ....................... The Ellen DeGeneres Show 08:00.................. Emmerdale 08:30..... Coronation Street 09:30........ Ninja Warrior UK 11:30 ................Take Me Out 12:30 ..................Emmerdale 13:00 .....Coronation Street 14:00........................ The Ellen DeGeneres Show 14:50 ...................The Jeremy Kyle Show 17:00 .............. Judge Rinder 18:00............ You’ve Been Framed! Gold 20:00 ...............Two and a Half Men 21:00 ............ Family Guy 21:30. The Great Indoors 22:00 ......American Dad! 23:00 ............ Family Guy

06:10........................... Believe 07:00 ...........Passport Patrol 08:00 .......My Dream Home 09:00 .............Wanted Down Under 10:00 .......................... The Bill 11:00 ..............Tipping Point 13:00 .............Choccywoccydoodah 14:00 .............Wanted Down Under 15:00 ..... Who Do You Think You Are? USA 16:00 .......My Dream Home 17:00.... Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 18:00........ Tipping Point 19:00.......... Supernanny 20:00...... Honey I Bought the House 21:00.........Stacey Dooley Investigates 22:00..... David Beckham: For the Love of the Game 00:00.............. Absolutely Fabulous

08:55.. Come Dine with Me

06:00 ..............Hawaii Five-0

07:10...... Ice Road Truckers

08:00 ................ Monkey Life

08:10 ...... American Pickers

09:00.................. Police Force Australia

09:00 ........ Storage Hunters

10:00... Nothing to Declare

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

06:00 ............. Football Gold 07:00..................... WWE Raw 08:00........ Goals on Sunday 09:00.......... Premier League 100 Club 10:00 ....Football’s Greatest 11:00 ..................The Premier League Years 13:00 .......... Premier League 100 Club 14:00 .......... Premier League Legends 15:00 ................ One2eleven 16:00 .......... Premier League 100 Club 17:00 .......... Premier League Legends 18:00 .......... One2eleven 18:30...... Soccer AM: The Best Bits 2016/17 19:00 ........Football Gold 19:30 .................Football 22:15...... Premier League World: Gary Speed 22:45.... Scottish Football Round Up

15:15.......... Lifetime of Lies

11:00 ............. A Town Called Eureka

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

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

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

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

18:00.... Home and Away

15:00..... NCIS: Los Angeles

18:30..... 5 News Tonight

16:00...................... Futurama

19:00 ......... The Cars That Made Britain Great

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

20:00 ...........Winter Road Rescue

18:00............... Futurama

21:00 ..........The Railways That Built Britain, with Chris Tarrant 22:00............. 50 Greatest Magic Tricks

17:30..................... Futurama 18:30 ....... The Simpsons 19:30........ The Simpsons 20:00............... Star Wars: Episode I 22:45 .................Blacklist

00:10................ Parenting for Idiots

00:45... Criminals Caught on Camera

23:45 .............. The Force: Manchester

01:05........... Girls to Men

01:15..........Super Casino

00:45........... Most Daring

10:00 ...... American Pickers 14:00 .................... Room 101 14:40 .................................... QI 15:20 ...Would I Lie to You? 16:00....................... Top Gear 17:00......................... Red Bull Soapbox Race 18:00 ................Top Gear 19:00...American Pickers 20:00.............. Room 101 21:20...... Mock the Week 22:00....................... QI XL 23:00........................Mock the Week 23:40........................Mock the Week 00:20...............Room 101 01:00....................... QI XL

10:00.. Come Dine with Me 11:00.. Come Dine with Me 11:35......A Place in the Sun 12:35......A Place in the Sun 13:45....................Time Team 14:45....................Time Team 15:50................... Great Canal Journeys 16:55.....Location, Location, Location 17:55........................Car S.O.S 18:55......... The Supervet 19:55....... Grand Designs 21:00........ Vet on the Hill 22:00............. 24 Hours in A and E 23:05..... 999: What’s Your Emergency? 00:05... Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA 01:05........ Vet on the Hill

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Morocco. The Hairy Bikers are on a mission to find, cook and eat the most delicious chicken and egg recipes in the world. Chicken was barely eaten in North Africa before the 1970s and now it is the most eaten meat in Morocco. In Tetouan, the gastronomical and poultry capital of the country, the boys experience the full extent of Spanish and Moorish influences on Moroccan cuisine. In the mountains north of Fez, Dave and Si cook a chicken tagine with preserved lemons and olives for some rebel Berbers, before heading into the city itself where they make rose and pistachio ice cream to cool down after a visit to a Hamman. The boys join a hen(na!) party after which they are taught how to make the special pastry for their piece de resistance, chicken pastilla pie.


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T uesday 06:00 ...................... Breakfast 09:15 .............Britain’s Home Truths 10:00 ...... Homes Under the Hammer 11:00 .............Wanted Down Under Revisited

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11:45 ...............Oxford Street Revealed 12:15 .............. Bargain Hunt

Inside No.9 - The Bill BBC2, 22.00

Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith are back for a third series of their critically-acclaimed and award-winning BBC Two anthology series. Expect macabre twists, shocks and surprises as Pemberton and Shearsmith deliver their most daring series yet. Anything can happen when you are Inside No.9. After a tiresome game of badminton a group of friends go for a night out at a local restaurant. They indulge in some tapas and a few drinks, which sounds like a lot of fun - but ultimately somebody has to pay the bill at the end of the night. What has started out as a pleasant evening ends with a shocking twist, as an argument about who is going to pick up the bill erupts - and then spirals out of control.

13:00 ...... BBC News at One 13:30 ....BBC London News 13:45......................... Doctors 14:15 ................The Coroner 15:00............... Escape to the Country 15:45 .................The Farmers’ Country Showdown 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 21:00.........DIY SOS The CW Big Build choice 22:00.... BBC News at Ten 22:30.BBC London News 22:45............Imagine...

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23:45............ Who Do You Think You Are?

00:45...... Weather for the Week Ahead 00:50............... BBC News

06:00 ........ My Life in Books 06:30 .............Wanted Down Under Revisited 07:15..................The Farmers’ Country Showdown 08:00... Great British Menu 09:00........................... Victoria Derbyshire 11:00............BBC Newsroom Live 12:00 .......The Daily Politics 13:00 .................. Countryfile 13:10 ......The Super League Show 13:55 .................... Landward 14:25 .....................Mountain 15:25.......... The Blue Planet 16:25 ......................A Place to Call Home 17:15....Antiques Road Trip 18:00 .............. Eggheads 18:30.. Great Continental Railway Journeys 19:00 ... The Hairy Bikers’ Chicken and Egg 20:00....... Further Back in Time for Dinner 21:00........ The Drug Trial: Emergency at the Hospital 22:00..........Inside No 9 CW choice 22:30 .............Newsnight 23:15 ....... Special Forces 00:15 ............ SAS: Rogue Warriors 01:15.Our Dancing Town

06:00 ............ Good Morning Britain 08:30........................ Lorraine 09:25.......... The Jeremy Kyle Show 10:30 .............. This Morning 12:30 ............ Loose Women 13:30 .............ITV Lunchtime News 13:55...... ITV News London 14:00.............. Judge Rinder 15:00............. James Martin’s French Adventure 16:00.............. Tipping Point 17:00.................... The Chase 18:00 ................ ITV News London 18:30 ........... ITV Evening News 19:00 ........... Emmerdale 19:30 .....Britain’s Busiest Motorway 20:00 ....... Tales From the Coast with Robson Green 21:00 .............. Secret Life of Dogs 22:00..... ITV News at Ten and Weather 22:30................ ITV News London 22:40........... Take Me Out Celebrity Special 23:40...... Carry on Henry 01:15............ Jackpot247

Imagine…. She Spoke the Unspeakable BBC1, 22.45 Egyptian author Nawal El Saadawi is a worldwide legend. Imagine…visits her home in Cairo and travels with her to the village where she was born. She is as outspoken and hilarious today at 85 as she ever was: she is a force of nature. Nawal El Saadawi is famed as a pioneer in the fight against female genital mutilation, which she herself was subjected to. She has published over 50 novels, memoirs and studies of women’s oppression - translated into many languages and winning numerous international awards. Nawal El Saadawi relives her magical, though difficult, childhood in a village by the Nile in the 1930s, her work as a doctor there in the 1950s, her years high up in the Ministry of Health, and later in prison under President Sadat. She was on the frontline in Tahrir Square when Egypt rose against President Mubarak in 2011. Today she fronts a forum in her name where the issues she has championed all her life are discussed by crowds of young Egyptians. In this episode of imagine… Nawal El Saadawi addresses some of the world’s biggest challenges in a surprising and personal way.

Cristimar Los Cristianos 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, terrace, commity pool, lift. 175.000€

Playa Paraíso studio in Paraíso del sur- liftterrace- pool – bar and shops

Galeón – Adeje:

97.000€

182.000€

Chayofa Country Club:

Playa Graciosa

125.000€

495.000 €

1 bedroom, lounge, American kitchen, bathroom, community pool.

Los Cristianospenthouse dúplex with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen office, lounge with 2 terraces, full size 250 m2, lift, storeroom, community pool, 500 metres from the sea.

3 bedrooms 2 baths. penthouse dúplex with lift, terrace 80m2, garage space, community pool

Chayofa

Los Halcones- semi detached dúplex, 2 bedrooms, bathrooms, lounge kitchen, 2 large terraces, community pool.

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2 1 st 06:00 .................Countdown 06:45 ........................... King of Queens 07:10........................... King of Queens 07:35 ........................... King of Queens 08:00 ........Everybody Loves Raymond 08:35 ........Everybody Loves Raymond 09:05 ........................... Frasier 09:35........................... Frasier 10:05.................. Undercover Boss USA 11:00....................... Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA 12:00 ........ Channel 4 News 12:05.................... A New Life in the Sun 13:05............................ Find it, Fix it, Flog it 14:10................. Countdown 15:00 ............................Fifteen to One 16:00 ...................... A Place in the Sun 17:00 ................... Come Dine with Me 18:00........ The Simpsons 18:30 .............. Hollyoaks 19:00.................. Channel 4 News 20:00 ................ UK’s Best Place to Live 21:00............. 24 Hours in A and E 22:00 ...................Staying Healthy: A Doctor’s Guide 23:00 ............. This is Us2: The Big Day 00:00 ................. Revenge Porn 00:55 ..........KOTV Boxing Weekly 01:25......... Gillette World Sport 01:50 ................ Ramsay’s Hotel Hell

F ebruary 06:00 ......................Pip Ahoy! 06:10 .Lily’s Driftwood Bay 06:20 ............. Little Princess 06:30 ....................Paw Patrol 06:45 ..........Bob the Builder 06:55 .............. Fireman Sam 07:05.Thomas and Friends 07:20... Milkshake Monkey 07:25. Shimmer and Shine 07:35.......... Noddy: Toyland Detective 07:50.................... Paw Patrol 08:05 ........... Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom 08:15 ............ Digby Dragon 08:30 .....................Peppa Pig 08:40..................... Peppa Pig 08:50 .........................Wissper 09:00 ................Toot the Tiny Tugboat 09:15 ........ The Wright Stuff 11:15 ..................GPs: Behind Closed Doors 12:10 ....5 News Lunchtime 12:15 ............The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door 13:15 ........Home and Away 13:45 .................Neighbours 14:15 ............................... NCIS 15:15 ............The Nightmare Nanny 17:00...................5 News at 5 17:30................. Neighbours 18:00.... Home and Away 18:30..... 5 News Tonight 19:00 ...........Winter Road Rescue 20:00 .......Inside Windsor Castle 21:00..........Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh 22:00....... Celebrity Carry on Barging 23:05.......I’m 20 But Look 60: Extraordinary People 00:05.... The Great British Benefits Handout 01:00..........Super Casino

06:00.................. You’ve Been Framed! Gold 07:15 ....................... The Ellen DeGeneres Show 08:00 ..................Emmerdale 08:30 .....Coronation Street 09:30 ........Ninja Warrior UK 11:30 .................Take Me Out Celebrity Special 12:30.................. Emmerdale 13:00 .....Coronation Street 14:00 ....................... The Ellen DeGeneres Show 14:50 ......... The Jeremy Kyle Show 17:00............... Judge Rinder 18:00............ You’ve Been Framed! Gold 19:00..........Funniest Ever You’ve Been Framed! Gold 20:00............... Two and a Half Men 21:00......... Hell’s Kitchen 22:00...... Celebrity Juice 22:50 ............ Family Guy 23:45 ......American Dad!

06:10 .......................... Believe 07:00 ...........Passport Patrol 08:00 .......My Dream Home 09:00 .............Wanted Down Under 10:00 .......................... The Bill 11:00 ..............Tipping Point 13:00 .............Choccywoccydoodah 14:00 .............Wanted Down Under 15:00..... Who Do You Think You Are? USA 16:00 .......My Dream Home 17:00 ... Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 18:00 ........ Tipping Point 19:00 .......... Supernanny 20:00 ... MasterChef USA 21:00................... Grimm 22:00............ EastEnders 22:40.............. Absolutely Fabulous 23:20...... The Call Centre

08:55....Come Dine with Me 09:35....Come Dine with Me 10:00....Come Dine with Me 10:30....Come Dine with Me 11:00....Come Dine with Me 11:35......A Place in the Sun 12:35......A Place in the Sun 13:45 ...................Time Team 14:45 ...................Time Team 15:50.................. Great Canal Journeys 16:55.....Location, Location, Location 17:55 .......................Car S.O.S 18:55 ........ The Supervet 19:55 ...... Grand Designs 21:00 ...........Building the Dream 22:00................Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners 23:05............. 24 Hours in A and E 00:05... Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA

06:00 ..............Hawaii Five-0

07:10 ......Ice Road Truckers 08:10...... American Pickers 09:00........ Storage Hunters 10:00...... American Pickers 12:00 .......................Top Gear 14:00.................... Room 101 14:40.................................... QI 15:20... Would I Lie to You? 16:00....................... Top Gear 17:00....... Red Bull Soapbox Race 18:00 ................Top Gear 19:00 ..American Pickers 20:00 .............. Scrappers 20:30 ...............Bin There, Dump That 21:00...................... QI XL 22:00 ...........Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled 23:00 ..... Mock the Week 00:20 ........................... QI 01:00 ...........Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled

06:00 ............. Football Gold 07:00....WWE SmackDown! 08:00 .......... Premier League Legends 09:00 ............. Football Gold 09:30 ........... Soccer AM: The Best Bits 2016/17 10:00 .......... Premier League Legends 10:30........... Premier League Legends 11:00............. Football Gold 12:00.......... Premier League 100 Club 13:00............ Soccer AM: The Best Bits 2016/17 13:30............. Football Gold 14:00 .......... Premier League Legends 15:00 ................ One2eleven 16:00.................. The Premier League Years 18:00.. Revista de la Liga 18:30...... Premier League Legends 19:00.... Scottish Football Round Up 19:15.........Football Gold 19:30.......Live ATP Tennis 500 - Rio

08:00 ................ Monkey Life 09:00.................. Police Force Australia 10:00.. Nothing to Declare 11:00............. A Town Called Eureka 12:00 ..... NCIS: Los Angeles 13:00 ..............Hawaii Five-0 15:00 ..... NCIS: Los Angeles 16:00..................... Futurama 16:30........... Modern Family 17:30 ..................... Futurama 18:30 ....... The Simpsons 20:00................ Supergirl 21:00.. Ross Kemp Libya’s Migrant Hell 22:30 ........ Hawaii Five-0 23:30...... Air Ambulance 00:30 .......... Most Daring 01:30 ............... Brit Cops: Frontline Crime

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Rotherham. When 36-yearold Terry Guest, father of two daughters, had a catastrophic brain injury, he was left with severe disabilities. As his house was unsuitable for him, the only care available was an old-people’s dementia care home, where he remained for several years. In need of more day-to-day care and a place of his own, his sister Tracey stepped in to offer help, but her house was also unsuitable. Now DIY SOS and their team of generous South Yorkshire volunteers and suppliers are stepping in to adapt Tracey’s home and also, in a DIY SOS first, build Terry his very own separate pad at the end of the garden. Battling adverse Yorkshire weather, the team’s electrician Billy’s tricks with the electrics and a massive misjudgement in ordering materials, this unique build definitely tests the team’s resolve.


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The BRIT Awards 2017: Red Carpet

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Join Clara Amfo, Laura Jackson and Alice Levine as they host The BRIT Awards: Red Carpet bringing you all the latest gossip and exclusive interviews from all of the night’s performers, nominees and guest presenters, as they arrive for the star-studded event.

The BRIT Awards 2017 ITV1, 19.30 Dermot O’Leary and Emma Willis host star-studded ceremony live from The O2, London. The show features performances from some of the biggest names in music including Robbie Williams, Emeli Sandé, Little Mix, Skepta, Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars. Skepta and Little Mix lead the nominations with three each. David Bowie receives two posthumous nominations in British Male Solo Artist and Mastercard Album of the Year with Leonard Cohen receiving his first BRIT Award nomination in International Male Solo Artist Two nominations for The 1975, Kano, Michael Kiwanuka, Calvin Harris, James Arthur, Clean Bandit, Jonas Blue, Tinie Tempah and Coldplay. Sisters Beyoncé and Solange go head to head in International Female Solo Artist category 2017 will celebrate the Awards 37th show since its debut year in 1977 (which was followed by a short break of a couple of years). The BRIT Awards have established themselves as a global music institution that annually celebrates UK chart and commercial successes. Last year (2016) The BRITs celebrated an incredible night in British music with Adele picking up four Awards as well as giving a show stopping performance. The Awards raised an incredible £265k for Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy and The BRIT Trust from live performance downloads and streams from the ceremony. The BRIT Awards annually raises funds for The BRIT Trust charity, whose main beneficiaries are the BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology, Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy and other selected charities. To date, over £16.8million has been raised for The BRIT Trust charity.

The BRIT Awards 2017: Backstage ITV2, 22.00 Clara Amfo, Laura Jackson and Alice Levine take us backstage at the biggest music bash of the year! The girls will bring us all the glitz, glamour and gossip, from winners, performers and celebrity guests.

06:00 ...................... Breakfast 09:15 .............Britain’s Home Truths 10:00...... Homes Under the Hammer 11:00 .............Wanted Down Under Revisited 11:45............... Oxford Street Revealed 12:15.............. Bargain Hunt 13:00...... BBC News at One 13:45 .........................Doctors 14:15 ................The Coroner 15:00 ...............Escape to the Country 15:45................. The Farmers’ Country Showdown 16:30 ...........................Flog It! 17:15....................... Pointless 18:00 .... BBC News at Six 19:00........The One Show 20:00 ........... Who Do You Think You Are? 21:00...............The Real W C Marigold Hotel choice 22:00.... BBC News at Ten 22:45 .......Peter Kay’s Car Share 23:15............... Film 2017 23:50.....The Big Painting Challenge 00:50............... BBC News

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06:00 ........ My Life in Books 06:30 .............Wanted Down Under Revisited 07:15................. The Farmers’ Country Showdown 08:00 ................World’s Most Extraordinary Homes 09:00 .. Victoria Derbyshire 11:00 .BBC Newsroom Live 11:30....... The Daily Politics 13:00.......................... Lifeline 13:10........ Cash in the Attic 13:35 .............Beat the Brain 14:05.................... Landward 14:35 .....................Mountain 15:30 ..........The Blue Planet 16:20............. A Place to Call Home 17:15 ...Antiques Road Trip 18:00............... Eggheads 18:30.. Great Continental Railway Journeys 19:00.... The Hairy Bikers’ Chicken and Egg 20:00 ......The House That £100k Built 21:00............Incredible CW Medicine: choice Dr Weston’s Casebook 22:00..... Mock the Week 22:30............. Newsnight 23:15........ Dragons’ Den

06:00............ Good Morning Britain 08:30........................ Lorraine 09:25 ......... The Jeremy Kyle Show 10:30.............. This Morning 12:30............ Loose Women 13:30............. ITV Lunchtime News 13:55..... ITV News London 14:00 .............. Judge Rinder 15:00 ............ James Martin’s French Adventure 16:00 ..............Tipping Point 17:00 ....................The Chase 18:00................ ITV News London 18:30 ........... ITV Evening News 19:00..............Coronation Street 19:30............... The Brit Awards 2017

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22:00 ..... ITV News at Ten and Weather 22:30................ ITV News London 22:45....UEFA Champions League Highlights 23:55......................Sports Life Stories 00:45............ Jackpot247

Incredible Medicine: Dr Weston’s Casebook BBC2, 21.00

Surgeon Gabriel Weston has spent many years studying the workings of the human body. In this new series she introduces us to people from across the globe, individuals with the world’s most unique bodies. Using the latest technology and with the help of leading scientists, Dr Weston uncovers the secrets of their bodies and reveals what makes them unique. By studying the rarest of cases, scientists hope to develop the treatments and even cures of the future. In episode one, we meet seven year-old Virsaviya, who was born with her heart on the outside of her ribcage. Desperate to find someone who could help, Virsaviya’s mother moved them from Russia to the US where scientist Dr Bob Adelstein, a molecular biologist, is at the cutting edge of research into this rare and life threatening condition.


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17th February - 23rd February 2017

Y 2 2 nd F ebruary 06:00.................. You’ve Been Framed! Gold 06:25................Funniest Ever You’ve Been Framed! Gold 07:15........................ The Ellen DeGeneres Show 08:00 ..................Emmerdale 08:30.... Totally You’ve Been Framed! Gold 09:15 ........Ninja Warrior UK 10:15 ..................... Step Up 3 12:30 ..................Emmerdale 13:00.. Funniest Ever You’ve Been Framed! Gold 14:00........................ The Ellen DeGeneres Show 14:50.......... The Jeremy Kyle Show 17:00.............. Judge Rinder 18:00 ........... You’ve Been Framed! Gold 18:30..The Brit Awards W C 2017: Red Carpet choice 19:30...... Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 19:55 ............ After Earth 22:00..The Brit Awards W C 2017: Backstage choice

06:10 .......................... Believe 07:00 ...........Passport Patrol 08:00....... My Dream Home 09:00 .............Wanted Down Under 10:00 .......................... The Bill 11:00.............. Tipping Point 13:00 .............Choccywoccydoodah 14:00............. Wanted Down Under 15:00 ..... Who Do You Think You Are? USA 16:00 .......My Dream Home 17:00 ... Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 18:00........ Tipping Point 19:00.......... Supernanny 20:00... MasterChef USA 21:00............. Code Black 22:00........ Louis Theroux 23:00 ............. Absolutely Fabulous 23:40...... The Call Centre 00:40 ......................Crisis

08:55....Come Dine with Me

06:00.............. Hawaii Five-0

07:10...... Ice Road Truckers

08:00 ................ Monkey Life

08:10 ...... American Pickers

12:15......... The Great British Benefits Handout

09:00 ..................Police Force Australia

09:00 ........ Storage Hunters

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

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

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

11:00 ............. A Town Called Eureka

14:00 .................... Room 101

06:00............. Football Gold 07:00 .......WWE Experience 08:00 .......... Premier League Legends 08:30.......... Premier League Legends 09:00 ............. Football Gold 10:00 .......... Premier League Legends 10:30 .......... Premier League Legends 11:00.................. The Premier League Years 13:00..... Football’s Greatest Teams 14:00 .......... Premier League Legends 15:00 ................ One2eleven 16:00 ............. Football Gold 16:30 .....Football’s Greatest Teams 17:30 ........................ Football 19:45...... Live ATP Tennis 500 - Rio

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

06:00 ......................Pip Ahoy!

06:45........................... King of Queens

06:10 ...........Lily’s Driftwood Bay

07:10........................... King of Queens

06:20 ............. Little Princess

07:35........................... King of Queens

06:45 ..........Bob the Builder

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

07:05 .................Thomas and Friends

08:35..................... Everybody Loves Raymond 09:05........................... Frasier 09:35........................... Frasier 10:05.................. Undercover Boss USA

06:30 ....................Paw Patrol 06:55 .............. Fireman Sam

07:20 ......................Milkshake Monkey 07:25....................... Shimmer and Shine 07:35 .......... Noddy: Toyland Detective 07:50 ....................Paw Patrol

11:00........................ Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA

08:05 ........... Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom

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

08:30..................... Peppa Pig

12:05 .................... A New Life in the Sun

08:50......................... Wissper

13:05 ............................ Find it, Fix it, Flog it 14:10 .................Countdown 15:00 ............Fifteen to One 16:00 ...................... A Place in the Sun 17:00 ................... Come Dine with Me 18:00........ The Simpsons 18:30.............. Hollyoaks 19:00...................Channel 4 News 20:00................. Location, Location, Location 21:00................ The Royal House of Windsor 22:20.............Four Rooms with Sarah Beeny Ep3 23:25...............The Billion Pound Hotel 00:25...................Walking the Nile 01:20............... The Secret Life of 5 Year Olds

08:15 ............ Digby Dragon 08:40 .....................Peppa Pig 09:00................ Toot the Tiny Tugboat

09:35....Come Dine with Me 10:00....Come Dine with Me 10:30....Come Dine with Me 11:00....Come Dine with Me 11:35......A Place in the Sun 12:35......A Place in the Sun 13:45....................Time Team 14:45....................Time Team 15:50................... Great Canal Journeys 16:55.....Location, Location, Location 17:55 .......................Car S.O.S 18:55......... The Supervet 19:55...... Grand Designs 21:00............... Car S.O.S. 22:00..... 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown 00:05... Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA 01:05................Car S.O.S.

09:15 ........ The Wright Stuff 11:15 ..................GPs: Behind Closed Doors 12:10 ........................... 5 News Lunchtime

13:45................. Neighbours 14:15............................... NCIS 15:15 ............................A Killer Among Us 17:00 ..................5 News at 5 17:30 .................Neighbours 18:00.... Home and Away 18:30 ..... 5 News Tonight 19:00 ....A New Life in Oz 20:00............ GPs: Behind Closed Doors

12:00 ..... NCIS: Los Angeles 13:00 ..............Hawaii Five-0 15:00 ..... NCIS: Los Angeles 16:00 ..................... Futurama 16:30 ...........Modern Family 17:30 ..................... Futurama 18:00 .............. Futurama 18:30........ The Simpsons

10:00 ...... American Pickers 13:00....................... Top Gear 14:40.................................... QI 15:20 ...Would I Lie to You? 16:00 .......................Top Gear 17:00....... Red Bull Soapbox Race 18:00................ Top Gear 19:00...American Pickers 20:00..Jay Leno’s Garage

21:00 ..........Climbing the Property Ladder

20:00 ..............MacGyver

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

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

22:00....................... QI XL

22:00......... Extraordinary People

22:00..NCIS: Los Angeles

23:00...... Mock the Week 00:20............................ QI

23:05........ Seven Pounds

23:00............... The Force: Manchester

01:15..........Super Casino

01:00........... Most Daring

01:00.......Have I Got a Bit More News for You

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W C choice The Real Marigold Hotel BBC1, 21:00

A group of celebrities travel to India to see whether retirement would be more rewarding there than in the UK. The gang continue to settle into Indian life and, for Amanda Barrie’s birthday, attend some local theatre performances. Unfortunately, a yoga session triggers Amanda’s vertigo, but Kochi has one of the most advanced hopsitals in the country. Lionel Blair, who has also had health issues over the years, investigates Ayurveda, an alternative medicine, while Bill Oddie takes a wildlife trip into the jungle and reveals how exploring the natural world has helped with his mental health problems. Finally, everyone sets off to visit one of India’s most spectacular temples - but the journey involves a 13-hour overnight train and a very hairy taxi ride.


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17th February - 23rd February 2017

T hursday 06:00 ...................... Breakfast 09:15............. Britain’s Home Truths 10:00 ...... Homes Under the Hammer 11:00 .............Wanted Down Under Revisited 11:45 ...............Oxford Street Revealed 12:15.............. Bargain Hunt 13:00...... BBC News at One 13:45 .........................Doctors 14:15 ................The Coroner 15:00 ...............Escape to the Country 15:45................. The Farmers’ Country Showdown 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...............Shop Well for Less

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21:00.. Death in Paradise 22:00 ... BBC News at Ten 22:45 ...... Question Time 23:45 ...............This Week by-Election Special

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06:00........ My Life in Books 06:30 .............Wanted Down Under Revisited 07:15 .................The Farmers’ Country Showdown 08:00..........An Island Parish 08:30................. Great British Railway Journeys 09:00... Victoria Derbyshire 11:00..BBC Newsroom Live 12:00 .......The Daily Politics 13:00 ........Cash in the Attic 13:25 .............Beat the Brain 13:55 .................... Landward 14:25 .....................Mountain 15:25 ............................. Africa 16:25 ............. A Place to Call Home 17:15 ...Antiques Road Trip 18:00.............. Eggheads 18:30.. Great Continental Railway Journeys 19:00.... The Hairy Bikers’ Chicken and Egg 20:00...The Great Pottery Throw Down 21:00...Born Too White CW choice 22:00... Match of the Day 22:30..............Newsnight 23:15....... The Drug Trial: Emergency at the Hospital

06:00............ Good Morning Britain 08:30 ........................ Lorraine 09:25 ......... The Jeremy Kyle Show 10:30............... This Morning 12:30............ Loose Women 13:30............. ITV Lunchtime News 13:55..... ITV News London 14:00.............. Judge Rinder 15:00............ James Martin’s French Adventure 16:00 ..............Tipping Point 17:00.................... The Chase 18:00................ ITV News London 18:30............ ITV Evening News 19:00............ Emmerdale 19:30........ Men Behaving Badly? Tonight 20:00............ Emmerdale 21:00......Mafia Women W C with Trevor Macdonald choice 22:00..... ITV News at Ten and Weather 22:30.. ITV News London 22:40.......... UEFA Europa League Highlights 23:40 ........ Tipping Point

Born Too White BBC2, 21.00

A new documentary for award-winning international current affairs strand This World explores the discrimination and persecution of people with albinism in Tanzania and Malawi, East Africa. In Born Too White, NHS doctor Oscar Duke (24 Hours in A&E), who himself has albinism, embarks on a personal journey to discover what life is like for people who share his condition in these countries. Oscar struggled with the visual impairment albinism causes and has taken a long time to come to terms with his condition, but feels he has never really suffered from serious discrimination. In contrast, the stigma that surrounds people with albinism has been greatly ingrained within some African societies for many generations. In Tanzania, home to among the highest proportion of people living with albinism in the world, they are vulnerable not only to bigotry but also mutilation and murder. In the last ten years alone there have been 170 attacks on people with albinism in Tanzania, 70 of which were fatal. Many are killed for their body parts, which are believed to have magical powers. Born Too White explores why these terrible crimes are taking place and who is responsible. Oscar meets young people with albinism facing the brunt of this discrimination: from a 15 year-old boy who was brutally attacked, to children placed in a secure camp. As he digs deeper into the culture of the places he visits, he speaks to a traditional healer, to the people who hold prejudiced views towards albinism and those responsible for attacks, including a man who admits to having murdered a person with albinism for money.


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17th February - 23rd February 2017

2 3 rd february 06:00................. Countdown

06:00 ......................Pip Ahoy!

06:45 ........................... King of Queens

06:10 ...........Lily’s Driftwood Bay

07:10............................ King of Queens

06:20............. Little Princess

07:35 ........................... King of Queens

06:45.......... Bob the Builder

08:00.................... Everybody Loves Raymond 08:35..................... Everybody Loves Raymond 09:05 ........................... Frasier 09:35 ........................... Frasier 10:05 .................. Undercover Boss USA 11:00 ....................... Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA

06:30.................... Paw Patrol 06:55.............. Fireman Sam 07:05................. Thomas and Friends 07:20 ......................Milkshake Monkey 07:25....................... Shimmer and Shine 07:35........... Noddy: Toyland Detective 07:50.....................Paw Patrol 08:05........... Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom 08:15............ Digby Dragon 08:30..................... Peppa Pig

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

08:40......................Peppa Pig

12:05 ................A New Life in the Sun

09:00 ................Toot the Tiny Tugboat

13:05 ............................ Find it, Fix it, Flog it 14:10 .................Countdown 15:00 ............Fifteen to One 16:00 ...................... A Place in the Sun 17:00................... Come Dine with Me 18:00........ The Simpsons

08:50 .........................Wissper

08:55.................... Come Dine with Me 09:35.................... Come Dine with Me 10:00.................... Come Dine with Me 10:30.................... Come Dine with Me 11:00.................... Come Dine with Me 11:35......A Place in the Sun 13:45....................Time Team 14:45....................Time Team 15:50................... Great Canal Journeys 16:55.....Location, Location, Location 17:55........................Car S.O.S 18:55......... The Supervet 19:55....... Grand Designs 21:00........Patriot Games 23:20...... 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

11:15 ..................GPs: Behind Closed Doors 12:10 ....5 News Lunchtime 12:15......... On Benefits: The Millionaire Shoplifter 13:15.........Home and Away 13:45 .................Neighbours 14:15 ............................... NCIS 17:00.................. 5 News at 5 17:30................. Neighbours 18:00.... Home and Away 18:30 ..... 5 News Tonight

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06:10 .......................... Believe 07:00........... Passport Patrol 08:00 .......My Dream Home 09:00 .............Wanted Down Under 10:00.......................... The Bill 11:00.............. Tipping Point 13:00........................................... Choccywoccy-doodah 14:00 .............Wanted Down Under 15:00..... Who Do You Think You Are? USA 16:00 .......My Dream Home 17:00 ... Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 18:00......... Tipping Point 19:00.......... Supernanny 20:00 ... MasterChef USA 21:00....... John Bishop in Conversation With... 22:00............. EastEnders 22:40.............. Absolutely Fabulous 23:20...... The Call Centre

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

15:15 .........Deadly Paradise

18:30............... Hollyoaks 19:00.................. Channel 4 News 20:00......... The Supervet 21:00............ Has Political Correctness Gone Mad? 22:00......... The Swingers 23:00............. 24 Hours in A and E

06:00 ................. You’ve Been Framed! Gold 06:25 ...............Funniest Ever You’ve Been Framed! Gold 07:15 ....................... The Ellen DeGeneres Show 08:00 .....Coronation Street 08:30.................. You’ve Been Framed! Gold 09:30........ Ninja Warrior UK 10:30........................... Honey 12:30 .....Coronation Street 13:00 ..... 100% You’ve Been Framed! 14:00 ....................... The Ellen DeGeneres Show 14:50.......... The Jeremy Kyle Show 17:00.............. Judge Rinder 18:00............ You’ve Been Framed! Gold 19:00......... Totally You’ve Been Framed! Gold 20:00............... Two and a Half Men 21:00 ............ Release the Hounds CW 22:00............. Family Guychoice 23:30.......American Dad!

19:00 ............. Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords 20:00...... Bargain Loving Brits in the Sun 21:00.... The Great British Benefits Handout 22:00................. Celebrity Sex Pod 23:05....... The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door

06:00.............. Hawaii Five-0 08:00 ................ Monkey Life 09:00 ..................Police Force Australia 10:00 ....................Nothing to Declare 11:00............. A Town Called Eureka 12:00...... NCIS: Los Angeles 13:00 ..............Hawaii Five-0 15:00..... NCIS: Los Angeles 16:00..................... Futurama 16:30........... Modern Family 17:30..................... Futurama 18:00............... Futurama 18:30........ The Simpsons 20:00 ..........Duck Quacks Don’t Echo 21:00 .....................Arrow 22:00.. Ross Kemp Libya’s Migrant Hell 23:30............... The Force: Manchester

Shop Well for Less BBC1, 20:00

Alex Jones and Steph McGovern are on a mission to help families change the way they shop without changing their lifestyle. Alex and Steph head to Glasgow to meet the Rodger family. Event organiser, Colin and dance lecturer Karen are parents to three sets of twins. This supersized family are desperate for their first holiday abroad, but they need to get their spending in check if this dream is to become a reality. Karen’s addiction to shoes is rubbing off on the kids, and when it comes to technology, Colin always opts for the brand leader. While the family are out, Alex and Steph take a sneaky peek inside the house and make a pop-up shop with all the things the family already own to get them to face up to their spending. The family want to change, and we’ve put them to the ultimate test. All their usual branded products have had their labels removed and have been replaced with substitutes to open their eyes to alternatives. But will the family like Alex and Steph’s changes?

07:10...... Ice Road Truckers 08:10 ...... American Pickers 09:00 ........ Storage Hunters 09:30 ........ Storage Hunters 10:00 ...... American Pickers 11:00 ...... American Pickers 12:00 .......................Top Gear 13:00 .......................Top Gear 14:00 .................... Room 101 14:40 .................................... QI 15:20 ...Would I Lie to You? 16:00 .......................Top Gear 17:00......................... Red Bull Soapbox Race 18:00 ................Top Gear 19:00 ............... American Pickers 20:00 ...................... QI XL 21:00....... Not Going Out 21:40....... Not Going Out 22:20...... Mock the Week 23:40...... Mock the Week

06:00 ............. Football Gold 07:00 ...WWE SmackDown! 08:00 .......... Premier League Legends 09:00 .........Barclays Premier League World 09:30.......... Premier League Legends 10:00................ One2eleven 11:00 ..................The Premier League Years 13:00..........Barclays Premier League World 13:30 .......... Premier League Legends 15:00................ One2eleven 16:00 ..................The Premier League Years 18:00...... Premier League Legends 18:30.... Barclays Premier League World 19:00............Live Premier League Darts 22:00...... Premier League Match Pack 22:30..........La Liga Show

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Mafia Women with Trevor Macdonald ITV1, 21:00

Second of two programmes in which Trevor McDonald returns to the world of the Mafia. His journey takes him to a series of secret locations to meet women who must live in hiding. Trevor meets Marian Romano, wife of one of the richest gangsters in mob history - a crooked Wall Street trader who made hundreds of millions in illegal stocks and shares for the mob... and himself. Sal Romano built a palatial mansion in Staten Island where they held private parties with stars such as Paul Anka. But the net closed in and Sal went to prison, insisting that they kept the real story from their family. Trevor also sits down for dinner with Donna Mangiavillano, daughters Stefanie and Victoria and husband Salvatore. Salvatore once made millions masterminding bank heists for the mob. When he chose to cooperate with the FBI, Donna and her daughters were furious at his betrayal of the Mafia.


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17th February - 23rd February 2017

February

February

Santa Cruz Carnival

Exhibition of Mandalas

22.02 - Carnival Queen Gala Exhibition Centre, 21:30 24.02 - Grand Opening Parade Avenida de Bélgica, 20:00 25.02 - Rhythm and Harmony Parade Avenida Francisco La Roche, 21:00 26.02 - Day Carnival from 13:00 28.02 - Coso Closing Parade Avenida Francisco La Roche, 16:00 february Santa cruz www.carnavaldetenerife.com

February

Yoga Walking Festival

It’s time to warm those bones, give your mind a break and rejuvenate your entire body. On offer every day are yoga and meditation, coastal walks to hidden beaches and even a volcano, delicious vegetarian food, time to relax beside the swimming pool or venture down to picturesque beaches and swim with turtles.

February

Vuelta al Teide

One the best things to do in Tenerife in February 2017. This interesting trial is not competitive the prize without a doubt has to be the trial itself and the setting where it takes place. Registration is 30 euros for the two possible distances: 99 kilometres and 143 kilometres.

In the Fisherman’s Museum of Puerto de Santiago, the presentation of the Mandala painting exhibition will be made by the artist Esther Lafiebre. It will be open from 26th January to 25th February, inclusive, and can be visited from Monday to Friday from 9:30am-1pm and 4pm - 7pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm Mandala is a masculine word used in Buddhism as a type of representation of the universe. Culturally speaking has to do with the unity of our being (our own subconscious). At the opening of this exhibition that is organized by the Department of Culture will be present the artist herself accompanied by the Councilor for Culture, María José García.

18th February

Until 25th Feb

from teide

Puerto de Santiago

www.vueltaalteide.com

From 19th February hacienda Cristoforo, Adeje www.michaelryanyoga.com

April

February

Los Cristianos Wine Festival 2017

Los Cristianos Wine Festival 2017 en el Paseo Marítimo de Los Cristianos

18th February Los Cristianos www.arona.org

This weekend

Canarias Folk Fest

On Wednesdays and Thursdays from 16:00 h onwards, the Plaza de La Pescadora (Fisherwoman’s Square) in Los Cristianos hosts Canarias Folk Fest Arona, which includes a crafts and food market, and also features performances by folk groups from the Arona area, among them the municipal School of Folk and the Verodal, I´Gara, Amigos de Punta Rasca and Herederos de Chasna folk groups.

Until 23rd march March

Pink Floyd Project LT

This Dutch band are widely regarded as the best Pink Floyd tribute band around; not just for their music but also the lavish stage show. Tickets range from 25 euros to 100 euros, from www.tenerifemagma.com

Plaza de la Pescadora, Los Cristianos www.arona.org

February

San Felipe XC. Puerto de la Cruz

Tenerife’s MTB season kicks off in February, at the circuit where it all began over 20 years ago. The San Felipe XC circuit, where spectators can almost follow the entire lap and experience the thrill of the races from beginning to end.

Nicky Jam

The Boston-born singer-songwriter will be bringing his reggaeton style to town. Tickets range from 35 euros to 125 euros for the VIP zone, with free bar, and can be bought from Jack & Jones clothes shops, or at nickyjam.es 8th/9th April, 21.00

18th march, 21.30

18th February, 13.00

Santa Cruz Port

magma, Las Americas

Playa Jardin, Puerto de la cruz

www.nickyjam.es

www.tenerifemagma.com

www.ciclismocanario.es


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17th February - 23rd February 2017

Accion del Sol news

Thanks for a great time! AFTER a windy start, the sun shone for our fun-day at the refuge. To the delight of our dogs, many of our volunteers and supporters arrived for an afternoon of fun, starting with a stroll to the beach, followed by lots of attention and cuddles. Many of the dogs experienced their first attempts at agility, and they took to it with ease - I’m sure there are a few budding professionals

among them! They retired to their kennels that evening knowing what love and care humans can offer. A

great day was had by dogs and humans alike, and we would like to say a special thank-you to everyone who came and supported our event, and for making such a difference to the dogs’ lives. We always welcome people who would like to walk our dogs during our opening times. Assistance required Please contact us if you can assist in any way on 922 778 630. We always

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need tinned dog-food for our older animals, plus blankets, towels, sheets, dog toys, collars and leads. You can call into the Accion refuge on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons, from 2-5pm, and Saturdays between 1-4pm. Find us here Accion del Sol is situated directly under the Ecological Park (exit 52) on the northbound TF-1.

Dear Editor, I wish to nominate myself as the minister of entertainment, drink, food, and artists’ employment. I wish to denounce the closing of so many bars and entertainment venues by the police, which is ruining lives of visitors to the Canary Islands, with claims of noise caused by music and loud laughter and applause, causing unemployment of staff and professional entertainers, while failing to resolve Island crimes. The bars are charged for music licences and fined for doing a good job for everyone, incurring high expenses for opening and running their premises, and turning a fun island into a miserable island with nowhere for locals and holiday-makers to go. This is the reason for the reduction of tourists visiting the islands, destroying the turn-over and benefits for all, causing unemployment. I have supported the islands since childhood, and now, at 84 years old, I have been retired here in Tenerife since 1984, having run my business from Covent Garden market for the previous 42 years. I was involved in business with every exporter in The Canary Islands since WW2 began, in 1939. Yet we were forced to close business in 1994 as the supermarkets took over the fruit and veg trade, contrary to the government monopolies commission. And 90% of wholesale market traders closed their businesses for good as it was no longer profitable. I opened a bar/nightclub in Tenerife in 1995 for two years and lost £48,000, the only failure I have ever had in my life, so I can speak from personal experience. I still love the islands and look forward to you doing something for the good of your beautiful island instead of destroying it. I am a 100% disabled veteran of the Korean War, which did not stop me winning the “Potato War” in 1966. I imported 36,000 tons of Cyprus potatoes and Canarian potatoes through Gerald Navardo, who was food minister in the government at the time, and he backed me up for stopping the importation of 50,000 tons of Egyptian potatoes for not complying with British Import regs. If nothing is done to compensate the proprietors of this industry, you will have to open the bars yourself and suffer the losses of money and wealth to the islands, and misery for all concerned. Yours sincerely, RV Ward Note from editor: Thank you Mr Ward for your fascinating letter, although I’m sure many of us agree with most of the issues you’ve highlighted, we must point out that tourist figures are actually on the increase, not decrease. In fact, 2016 saw a record number to the Canary Islands as a whole.


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17th February - 23rd February 2017

Live Arico news

Dog of the week – Pat! PAT is a small, four-year-old male dog. He is well behaved and, through no fault of his own, is looking for a new home. Can you give him love for the rest of his life? For more information call Sue on 629 388102.

Helping Hands and Live Arico join forces Many thanks to all who supported and assisted at last Sunday’s fundraiser at Clouseau’s, Palm Mar, where a great afternoon was had by all. The weather didn’t do us any favours, but the sun came out and brought the crowds with it. We enjoyed fine entertainment, hosted by Derek Lynes. Storm Duo opened the day, followed by Scott Bateman, Chrissie Dean, Jon-Paul and Carol Parker, Rick Porter, Soni Farrell, Hayley Butler, Simon Roberts and Uproar.

Thanks guys. You were all amazing. Prizes were donated by Music Hall Tavern, Poochies Pet Hotel, Cindy Howells and Sharon Edens, to name but a few. Finally, thank you to Ang for letting us use her bar, and Vicki Lynes for the tombola. We raised 400 euros to help the animals injured in a recent house fire, and Helping Hands donated 500 euros to the family, to make repairs and to replace lost items. All-in-all, a good day’s work. Thank you, once again, to all involved. Live Arico Shops Come and bag a bargain

at any of our three shops: San Eugenio - opposite Hotel La Nina, at Las Carabelas, near Amanda’s Bar. Open Monday-Saturday (10-4pm), and now Sundays! Los Cristianos - Calle Revron, near Thistle and Dragon Bar and play-park. Open daily (10-4pm) Golf del Sur - Golf Park, just before the lottery kiosk. Open MondayFriday (10-6pm), Saturday (10-4pm), Sunday (10-3pm) Don’t throw things away! Call us on 629 388102, and we’ll sell your unwanted items to help the dogs.

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K9 animal news

K9 sponsor-dogs: the Fab Fourteen Meet Ella, one of our Fab Fourteen. These are our beautiful dogs who have found it very difficult to find their forever homes. Some are getting on in years, some are shy and retiring, and some are very large. They each have hearts of gold and have so much to give in return for a loving and safe home. But, sadly, they continue to be overlooked as family pets and faithful companions. We know many people would love to adopt a dog, but, for many different reasons, it isn’t practical to have a pet. If that’s the case for you, how about sponsoring one of our special guys? For 8 euros or £8 each month, just chose which of our Fab Fourteen you would like to sponsor, and he or she will send you regular news, along with some photos, of what they have been up to at the refuge. Of course, if you live locally and can visit us, they’d be delighted to go walking with you, showing you their favourite places and

introducing you to their chums. You can find out how to sponsor Ella, or any of our Fab Fourteen, at www.k9tenerife.com Go to “K9 dogs/K9 Sponsor Dogs” or e-mail us at info@k9tenerife. com or call us on 667 638 468. Flight-buddy needed Little Chiqui has a lovely new home and family waiting for her in Germany. Now she needs to get there! Are you flying to Düsseldorf, Köln, Frankfurt or Münster sometime after the 17th February? If so, are you willing to be a flight-buddy for our girl? There’s very little to it, and it is very rewarding. If you can help, please contact us in any of the ways detailed below.

Meet our dogs We have many dogs, in all shapes and sizes, waiting patiently for their loving, safe-and-secure, forever homes. You can see them all, their stories and pictures, on our website at www.k9tenerife.com Go to “K9 dogs/Dogs waiting for homes”. Why not visit us at K9 Refuge on Calle Chimbesque between Las Chafiras and Las Zocas any day of the week between 102pm. Alternatively, you can get in touch by telephoning us on 667 638 468, or emailing info@k9tenerife.com You will also find stories of our dogs, their antics and heart-warming rehomings on Facebook by following Diary of a K9 Tenerife Dogwalker and also K9 Tenerife.


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Wine and Dine

17th February - 23rd February 2017

Adeje Chicken in Buzanada

The Swan

Adeje chicken in Buzanada has re-opened its doors with the new owners Bryan and his mum Chemy in the kitchen. You can still enjoy her home chicken recipes of fried, spicy, garlic, home made honey or even plain chicken breast together with her BBQ and special Canarian sauces. Now they also have meat and fish dishes available and much more. They have a menu of the day for only 6.80 euros plus a drink (Tues - Fri, 1pm - 4pm). A pint of beer for 1 euro and now offering sorbets of lemon, coco, cherry and mango. Now doing Southern Fried Chicken Kentucky style!

Fresh food served 7 days a week, all with good quality produce. We also cater for any special requirements. Daily Specials. Friday: Cod and chips night. Sunday Lunch: 12noon - 8pm. 24hr notice for paella, lamb shank, fillet steak or ask us for anything you fancy. Or just pop in for a drink, with live entertainment every night, 9pm - midnight, and your favourite quiz on Sunday evenings. Great entertainment, even greater value!

Buzanada Roundabout, Buzanada.

In front of Margarita Apartments, Los Cristianos

Open: Tues-Sun 9.30am-10.30pm, kitchen closes 4pm-6pm. Closed Mondays.

Open: 10am - Late. Food until 8pm

Call: 602 601 634

Call: 922 728 290 / 629 331 124

Lupita Parque de la Reina has a secret - Lupita restaurant is fast becoming the place to eat, and it has a well-deserved reputation. All the usual Mexican specialities are on offer, but from midday until 4pm, check out its 3.95-euro menu. You can have a bowl of soup or garlic bread, main meal (selection of 20) and ice cream or coffee to finish, which is excellent value for money. Also, evening and weekend menus are available from 4.95-euros. Now open Mondays! Cañada Blanca 2, Parque de la Reina Open: 12noon - 11pm. Closed Tuesdays

Call: 922 739 250

Gorilla Grill Gorilla Grill is a fantastic all day family pub & kitchen serving fine quality gourmet meals at affordable prices. The menu has been carefully prepared so suit everyone’s taste and including a range of breakfasts, pizzas & pasta, fancy sandwiches, gourmet burgers (including the 16oz King Kong burger), salads and an extensive grill section. There are also fantastic drink prices and promotions. Centro Comercial La Niña. On the walkway down to the beach in Torviscas. Open: 09.00 – 23.59

Alejandra

Lamb a speciality

Call: 922 712 836

Alejandra is a gem of a restaurant in Costa del Silencio. All our food is freshly prepared from scratch and served by our friendly staff. Try our breakfast, lunch or dinner menu, including homemade fish pie with salmon, prawn and haddock. Sunday Lunch: 4 meats to choose from; beef, lamb, chicken and pork. Haggis, neeps & tatties also available on Sundays. Homemade desserts including Victoria sponge, Baileys cheesecake. Bookings advisable to avoid disappointment. Calle Chasna 2, Local 3, Residencial Costa Sol, Costa Del Silencio Open: Mon - Thurs, 9am - 9pm. Closed Fridays. Sat, 9am - 9pm. Sun, 9am - 4pm.

Tel: 922 734 802

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Wine and Dine

17th February - 23rd February 2017

Olive oil is key to good cooking... says expert A NEW Malaga cooking school is rustling up its own recipe for promoting extra virgin olive oil.

The Extra Virgin Olive Oil International Cooking Academy (ICA), based in Benalmadena, will teach cooking and classes about the science behind the oil. The first seminars and workshops, conducted in Spanish and English, began last month. School founder Jose Antonio Amerigo said: “We are going to teach cooking to the cooks.” He conceived the project, aimed at kitchen professionals, because, he said, use of the product too often goes no further than salad dressing.

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You’ll fall for artichokes THE prime artichoke season is now here, which means vegetarians will be on the look-out for the thistle-related plants. These knobbly-green flower buds have been a Mediterranean favourite for centuries and could well have originated in Andalucía. Despite their long history, artichokes have often been described as ugly and undesirable. Yet Greek mythology has it that they were created when the god Zeus became jealous of the beautiful goddess Cynara and hit her with a thunderbolt … turning her into an artichoke! They were thought to enhance sexual prowess and were reserved for men exclusively. And in 16th century Europe, a woman could cause great scandal by daring to eat an artichoke. In these heady days of female emancipation,

however, the artichoke’s culinary delights (and secondary effects) are available for all to enjoy. From the 16th century to the end of the 20th century, the French were growing artichokes in Paris, even elevating them to gourmet status. But, like many uncommon vegetables of that time, artichokes were so costly that only the wealthy aristocracy could afford them. And when farmers in Italy, Greece and Spain began to grow artichokes in large quantities, the vegetable lost status in France and cultivation began to diminish. But

not so in Spain, where they are still extremely popular. The plants can be grown at home, thriving in deep, well-fertilised, and well-drained soils,which provide plenty of room for root development. And they can be grown as annuals in areas that experience freezing temperatures, which, obviously, does not apply to Tenerife. Points to look for when buying artichokes *Look for one which seems firm and heavy for its size, because that means its leaves will be packed with moisture *Find a bud with densely-packed petals

Smokeys Beer Garden Come and enjoy a drink, brunch, lunch or dinner at Smokey’s beer garden & enjoy the views overlooking Puerto Colon and La Gomera. Well known for ribs, burger and gourmet street food. With live entertainment starting at 3pm every day, the Smokey’s team welcomes you. Plus kids under 12 eat for free. Look out for our special offers on drinks and food, follow us on Facebook and instagram. You’ll find us street level, opposite the lifts in Teranova shopping center, Puerto Colon

Call: 634 811 930 James’ Place The only British bar and the jewel in the crown in La Caleta. Something for all the family with stylish dining area, sun drenched terrace, games room, all your Live Sport and a fantastic menu. Freshly beer-battered fish and home to ‘The Best’ Sunday Roast in the area! 1pm-6pm James’s Place - Where we just haven’t met you yet! La Caleta

Open: Food served Mon-Sat: 10am - 10pm. Sun: 10am - 6pm. Open til late.

Call: 922 168 139

and not splayed out *Colour: If you see an artichoke with a blotchy, white or blistered exterior, be sure to try it. This discolouration is caused by cold temperatures, and connoisseurs believe these frost-kissed buds are the most tender and delicious Preparation is the key to cooking this vegetable Many people are put off by this fiddly process. But, if you follow a few simple steps, your artichokes will turn out beautiful and tasty. You can bake, boil or steam the buds, but the best way to retain moisture while cooking is to boil them, following these steps: *Cut the stem off at the base *Cut the sharp tips off the leaves, using a serrated knife *Place your thumbs in the centre and force the leaves to open. It will

help the artichoke cook more effectively *Put the artichoke in a deep pot, with three inches of hot water. Cover and boil for 3040 minutes, depending on size. You’ll know it’s done when the petals near the centre come out easily *Stand the artichoke upside-down to drain How to eat artichoke The only effective way is using your fingers, so start with the petals, pulling them off one at a time. Dip each petal into melted butter or olive oil, then pull it through your teeth to remove the soft flesh. When all the petals have been removed, spoon out and discard the fuzzy centre at the base. The bottom, or heart, is the best bit and should be tender and moist: cut into slices, dip them into the sauce … and you will enjoy!

British veg costs too ‘aggressive’

PRODUCERS in Spain have caned the British press over its coverage of the vegetable shortage by Spanish producers. Several articles in the media there accused Spain of storing the vegetables and salad produce, so they can sell them later at a higher price. Fernando Gomez, head of the Association of Fruit and Vegetable Producers and Exporters of Murcia (Proexport), has hit back at this criticism, labelling it “totally false”. He pointed to numerous photographs of empty shelves in British supermarkets, compared with those in Spain, which are overflowing with lettuce. Gomez said the British

shelves were marked with a “shameful” price tag, while in Spain, the same product was on sale for twice the price, at 1.15 euros.. “If they don’t have lettuces, it’s because they don’t want to buy them” he said. The Association chief added that Spanish growers could not be”‘secretly storing” lettuces, because they are perishable good and don’t last in storage. According to Gomez, the “aggressive•” pricing of British supermarkets is to blame for the shortage, and not Spanish producers.


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Coral Bar

Nutters

Come down to Coral Mar Square and see us at the Coral Bar with a full menu all day, every day, you don’t want to miss out. We have our fabulous carvery on Sundays 12pm - 6pm, with a choice of 3 hand-carved meats, and help yourself to homemade Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, fresh vegetables, stuffing and roast meat gravy, all for only 8.95 euros. And if you bring this advert along with you we will give you a free glass of wine to go with your carvery.

Full English breakfasts, traditional home-cooked food, homemade chips, freshly-prepared sandwiches and baguettes, children’s menu, variety of cakes, ice-cream, Drinkers welcome! - Lavazza coffee, branded spirits, Dorada. Food served all day, takeaway available. Middle Square, San Blas, near taxi rank

Coral Mar Square, Costa Del Silencio Open: 10am - 10pm. Food until 9.30pm

Tel: 634 395 548

Our gourmet burgers are 2nd to none Come and join us on our new sunny terrace and enjoy a cocktail or two... Food served all day. Full English breakfasts, burgers, toasties, plus full evening menu including; sirloin steak, Canarian style chicken and American rib rack. Sunday Roast served all day. All major sports shown live. Happy Hour: 6pm - 7pm

Castle Harbour, Los Cristianos Open: 9am - 11pm, kitchen open, 9am - 10pm

Tel: 922 750 949

Open: Sun-Fri, 9am-5pm. Sat, 9am-4pm


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Travel

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Irish writer’s bolster for Tenerife tourism TENERIFE’S main inbound tourism market generated media coverage valued at almost 12m euros in 2016, and the British and Irish media published more than 330 articles about the island last year.

They included two reports by Irish travel journalist Isabel Conway, written after she took part in the Tenerife Walking Festival. As a result, she was voted Journalist of the Year in the category for reports on Spain in the last edition of the Travel Extra awards,. They were published in the Irish Examiner and Sunday Business Post, after the Press trip, organised by Tenerife Tourism, whose chief, Alberto Bernabé said: “It is excellent news that a report about the Walking Festival has been valued so positively. “This reinforces the importance of an event that has already become a reference in Europe.” Bernabé added: “The media impact in the UK and Ireland contributes to reinforcing Tenerife’s presence in that market, as well as highlighting the island

as a premier destination for British visitors.” Last year, a total of 30 journalists from the UK and Ireland visited Tenerife on Press, family and blog trips, co-ordinated by Tenerife Tourism (Turismo de Tenerife). They generated media coverage worth nearly five million euros, with a potential audience of around 100 million (according to the circulation and print run figures), and more than 100 articles in the media. Outstanding coverage was featured in publications such as The Daily Telegraph, The Times, Condé Nast Traveler and Cosmopolitan. Eighty members of the British Guild of Travel Writers, who held their AGM in Tenerife in January 2016, deserve a special mention. This important group visit generated over 60 articles, including magazines, travel blogs and a large number of regional and local newspapers in the UK, valued at a million euros, and reaching a potential audience of the same number. In addition to trips by travel journalists, more than 20 Press releases were sent to the British and Irish media in 2016. They were promoting

both the island’s new developments, such as the motor-racing track, hotels, etc, and a wide variety of events and festivals. They included the Santa Cruz Carnaval, the Mueca

(international street art festival) and Tenerife Bluetrail mountain race, to strengthen the island’s presence in its main market. In other words, Britain, the main market for incoming

Tenerife tourists. And the proof really was in the pudding because last year, 2,049,093 Britons took their holidays on the Island, which was a 16.1% increase on 2015.

BA’s sunshine bonus

BRITISH AIRWAYS will start flying from Birmingham and Bristol airports again, with four summer-only routes to Spain and Italy.

The airline last flew from the airports in 2007, when the regional airline business was sold to Flybe. From May, BA will begin direct flights to Malaga, Ibiza and Palma, and to Italian city Florence. Basic, each-way fares from Birmingham to Ibiza start from £45 and to Florence, Malaga and Palma from £4 more. The new return flights from both airports will operate on one weekend day only, using 98-seat Embraer 190 jet aircraft. “We are very excited to be returning to Birmingham with four popular routes,”

said Luke Hayhoe, British Airways’ general manager, commercial and customer. “Customers can again enjoy competitively-priced flights to the sun, direct from their doorstep with BA, to those destinations they tell us they want to fly to.” David Winstanley, Birmingham Airport’s chief operating officer, said: ‘Having BA return here is great news for the airport,

and also for the Midlands region. We are confident this is the beginning of a longterm growth plan with the airline.” And Robert Sinclair, Bristol Airport’s chief executive officer, added: ‘These additional flights offer passengers in the South West and Wales region a further choice of scheduled flights for the summer season.”


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Lifestyle

17th February - 23rd February 2017

That kitchen

A lighter shade of you

magic

By Carl from Robot

By Miruna Voicu

THERE comes a time, in many a woman’s life, that fighting those white hairs becomes a losing battle. Unless you want to be in the salon every week or two, then changing that once-dark hair may not just be an option - it may be a necessity.

WHATEVER your particular interior- desi g n taste, the kitchen is one area where a sleek, shiny, modern look usually works.

No-one wants to admit that their natural colour doesn’t suit them any more. Opting for a lighter tone may bring thoughts of dread to a woman, but when you lose the colour in your

hair, you also lose the tone in your skin. That once-deep brown can now drain you, and give your skin a sallow look. Lifting the colour a few shades, and adding in lighter pieces, can take away the harsh regrowth and make your colour last so much longer. There’s nothing worse than seeing a white line

on darker-coloured hair. If you can’t keep up to it, then hesitate about having it in the first place. It’s not good to repeatedly colour your hair, and that’s why blending in tones and lifting the depth will help so much with the overall colour. So don’t be stuck with those roots waving at you, calling for attention. Consult your salon to say goodbye to the trauma of constant regrowth, and see what a difference just going a few shades lighter can make to your hair.

In many Tenerife properties, the kitchen is open-plan, combined with a dining area, if not the lounge as well. Therefore, the style of your kitchen has more impact on your overall, interior design than might be the case in the UK. Traditionally, most properties built over 10 years ago would have been fitted with a pine kitchen and granite work surfaces.

Gonna make you sweat! By Carl Pattison

MAYBE half of you guys made New Year resolutions to “get fit” or “lose weight”, but how many of you are still devoted to what you promised yourselves? Getting fit and attending a gym is serious stuff, and you need the right mindset to reap any benefits. Looking the part is all part-and-parcel of being serious about changing your lifestyle and body. Choosing the

appropriate gym gear, according to what you want to achieve, is crucial. Just throwing on any old clothes isn’t going to give you self confidence, is it?

Co-ordinating what you wear, albeit slightly, is the best look to go for. You’re not in a team; just give a little thought to what you’re wearing. Clothes that are too

tight-fitting will show off those areas that you’re trying to get rid of. Change your gym clothes daily, and try not to always wear the same trainers, either. Looking good in the gym goes with smelling good, too. Keep your casual clothes as that, and don’t combine the two. Never seriously train in day-wear. If you look good in the gym you’re going to perform better, too. Take pride in your image, even while working up a sweat. This doesn’t mean spending a fortune - a basic collection will last for years.

And many of them have lasted to this day, so they have done their job! But today’s tendency is towards finishes that are part of your overall property, and on show at all times. It adds style to your home, and conveys the idea that this space is not just the place where you cook your food! Sleek, shiny, worksurfaces, in materials such as siltstone or, better still, Neolith, can add glamour, while still being practical and long-lasting. New gloss-finish doors are easy to keep clean and look excellent. Integrated appliances will hide away the working parts of the kitchen into a smooth, modern area, and good planning of the cupboard areas means there is no clutter on display. And do invest in a stylish set of taps because they will be on show. If your property is small, go for pale and neutral colours in the kitchen area, such as white, cream,

light grey or beige, to make the room look bigger. Use small pops of colour to tone the kitchen with the rest of the space, such as coloured tiles or glass for the splash-back, or some of the equipment, such as a coloured kettle. Incorporating the dining area into the kitchen can free up a lot more space in openplan property, and also make even the smallest kitchen a sociable area. If your property is larger, you can play with different finishes and colours in your kitchen: make it look grand! If it’s time to update your kitchen, do it the right way! Don’t just work with the existing lay-out, but look at ways to use all the space wisely. Choose lasting and decorative materials, and make the kitchen an integrated part of your property design, and not just an afterthought. All the items and services mentioned are available from Deco Nuevo on 922 789 729.


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What a bruiser!

By Val Sainsbury WE all notice bruises on our bodies from time to time, and there are several reasons why we could bruise easily. As you get older, your skin loses some of the protective, fatty layer that provides cushioning against bumps and falls. Your skin also becomes thinner, while the production of collagen slows. This means that it generally takes much less force to cause a bruise than it did when you were younger. The reason why most people bruise is that their capillaries are too fragile and, essentially, are easily torn. One of

the best ways to ensure that your capillaries remain strong and flexible is to make sure you have an excellent source of bioflavonoids in your diet. Excellent dietary sources of bioflavonoids include dark-coloured berries, dark, leafy greens, garlic and onions. Typically, a wellrounded diet, with plenty of organic vegetables and some fruits, will be more than sufficient to provide all the micro-nutrients you need to prevent bruising from all but the most severe traumas. Here are some other reasons why we do bruise: Purpuric dermatosis This vascular condition, more common in the elderly, causes thousands of tiny bruises, often on your shins, which may have the appearance of cayenne pepper from

afar. The bruises are the result of blood leaking out of small capillaries. Blood disorders Haemophilia and leukaemia can cause unexplained bruising, often because your blood fails to clot properly. If you have severe and frequent, unexplained bruising, it’s a good idea to see a doctor to rule out such disorders, especially if it seems to come on suddenly. Diabetes People with diabetes may develop dark,

skin discolourations, often in areas where skin touches other skin frequently. These discolourations may be mistaken for bruises, but they are actually down to underlying insulin resistance. Excessive straining while you exercise Putting your muscles under excessive strain, which might occur during heavy weight lifting, can cause blood vessels to burst and lead to bruising. Microscopic tears in

Doctors involved in huge hospital fraud A MAMMOTH scam, concerning the theft of more than 250,000 euros from the Andalucian Health Service, has led to the arrest of 22 people in Cadiz.

That includes present and former senior figures, and some doctors from the Puerto Real and Puerta del

Mar de Cadiz Hospitals. They are all accused of embezzlement of public funds, fraud, falsification of documents and membership of a criminal group. The accused were said to have been entering false orders for prosthetics and other expensive pieces of medical equipment, and then selling them on to third parties. At the same time, those

in need of the items were denied access to them during the scam, which ran from 2012 to 2014. In one case an individual who, supposedly, received one item but didn’t, eventually suffered an amputation which may have been unnecessary had he been treated properly in the first place. In total, records suggest that illegal documentation was

entered for no fewer than 125 actions, which resulted in the fraud. And there were some for which all computer records had been destroyed. Since the crimes were discovered, the authorities estimate that the saving has been far more than the amounts defrauded, and that the right patients are being treated according to their needs.

your muscle fibre, caused by exercise, can also cause bruises. In addition, if you engage in sports or vigorous exercise, you could be exposed to bumps and small traumas that cause bruises, without remembering the actual impacts. Certain medications Medications such as aspirin, anti-coagulant medications, and antiplatelet agents reduce your blood’s clotting ability and make bruising more likely. And medications, including prednisone, prednisolone, oral contraceptives and others, may also weaken your blood

vessels, increasing the likelihood of bruises. Family history If you have close family members who tend to bruise easily, there’s a chance you will, too (although there are usually steps you can take to overcome this potential, genetic tendency). Pale skin Pale skin doesn’t make you more prone to bruising, but it does make any bruises you do get more visible than they would be on someone with darker skin. Sun damage While your body needs regular sun exposure to produce vitamin D (and get a host of additional benefits), excessive sun exposure, especially the type that leads to burning, can cause your skin to lose its pliability and resilience. This, in turn, makes bruising easier and more noticeable. So be careful here in Tenerife because the sun can be searing, without you noticing, especially on the beach.


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www.canarianweekly.com 17th February - 23rd February 2017 Interview by Val Sainsbury

Brad Chermside Frozen melts their hearts WHEN a very sick little girl arrived too late to see her favourite part of the show, the cast of The Sound of Musicals knew there was only one thing that would mend her broken heart. And that was to put on a special performance of the show’s “Frozen” section she had missed, especially for her and her family, after the audience had left. Cast-member Brad Chermside recalled: “Both the family and the cast were streaming with tears, and that’s what motivates me to keep doing this job.” Brad, born in the Essex town of Basildon, came to Tenerife in January 2012. “I’d been doing six-month, summer seasons in Menorca and Cyprus with my Robbie Williams tribute act,” said the 39-year-old, “and I lived at a friend’s place in Barcelona during the winter months. “But I wanted to work somewhere all year round. On a professional level, I love Tenerife. It couldn’t have gone any better, and it’s been really fantastic. “I’ve been part of The Sound of Musicals for the last 2½ years, and I do my tribute act at weekends. “I won the Best Newcomer award at the 2012 TEAs, and the award for the Best Tribute Show two years later. I also formed the group Riffs and Quiffs, with singer Pip Brown, and we won the Best Group award at the 2013 TEAs.” Brad added: “After school, I studied for two years at Luton University to be a PE teacher. I completed my final year at university in Florida, and graduated from there with a First-Class Honours degree.

“I always found my Basildon teachers to be inspirational, and I wanted to do the same for other kids. They were a good influence on me.” Brad had planned to study for an additional year, for his Post Graduate Certificate in Education, but decided to take 12 months out to earn some money instead! “I came back to the UK, and started working in Hertfordshire for The Prince’s Trust,” he said. “I was a team leader on personal-development programmes for those aged 16-25, and guided them to their first qualifications. “I’d always written lyrics and strummed a guitar just as a hobby, and I put an ad on a website for musical recording studios. Three guys approached me needing a singer for their rock band, Levanter. “So, at the age of 24, I started singing with them at weekends, in and around London. I’d never sung before in my life! We were together for about five years. I was still working in education, but decided I didn’t want to be a full-time teacher. “I left The Prince’s Trust after 14 months, and I still get messages from the people I helped. “After that, I started my own company as a qualified UEFA level-B football coach,” said the avid West Ham supporter. “The next step up would have been working in a professional club. “I was coaching football in schools, and the business went really well. But I didn’t want to carry on, so I closed it down. I became a supply PE teacher on long-term contracts, and, all the while, I was still in the group. “Eventually, I taught English in

Barcelona, and PE in a private American school there. Then, through a casting website, I was offered singing work in Cyprus.” He was supposed to have auditioned as a rock singer, but was offered the chance to do a Robbie Williams tribute act instead. “I really didn’t want to do that,” he said, “but they twisted my arm! So I borrowed Robbie’s Greatest Hits CD from the library, learned 20 songs and the show went really well.” But, after moving between Cyprus, Minorca and Barcelona every few months, Brad was fed up with all the travelling. “I came over here on holiday to check it out, and then went back to Barcelona,” he said. “I returned a year later for a little trial, and then came here fulltime in 2012. “Everyone at The Sound of Musicals gets on really well, and I’ve never laughed so much. Also, the Showtime staff are a massive part of the whole experience for the guests, and we couldn’t do it without them. “Both my jobs balance and complement each other, and I never get bored. But, as a kid, my dream was to be footballer. “As a 16-year-old, I trained with Leyton Orient, and was coached by ex-Manchester United goalkeeper Chris Turner. “Ability-wise, I probably could have made it, but I didn’t have the right guidance. And, anyway, my passion for music was always there, burning throughout.” July 2016 saw Brad taking part in the New York City Triathlon which consisted of a 1½-mile swim in the Hudson River, a 40km bike ride along Manhat-

tan’s W e s t Side Highway, and a 10km run through Central Park. He raised 650 euros for a lady who had lost her home in last year’s tragic building collapse in Los Cristianos. Another string to Brad’s bow is the recent launching of his podcast website www. frontcovershow. com where listeners can hear him chatting with global cabaret entertainers. He added: “But now my dream is to become an author, and to publish the book I’m writing. “I believe that performing is a lot more important than it appears to be, and not just because the audience will spend an evening as a diversion from everyday life. “Before every performance of The Sound of Musicals I say to the guys: ‘Come on, let’s go and change lives tonight.’” And Brad’s motto for life? “Head down and keep pedalling!”

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Quick quiz CW crossworD Which number replaces the question mark?

Godoku! This week’s letters: A C F K O R S T X This week’s mystery clue: The seventh mystery in the Jane Arnold series by Rita Mae Brown has this title.

C R O A

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Across 1, 16. Rotating entrance (9,4) 8. North African capital (5) 9. Italian rice dish (7) 10. Of the newborn (8) 11. See 21 13. Keen perception (6) 14. Cat with certain skills (6) 16. See 1 17. Make a huge effort (slang) (4,1,3) 19. Eternal (7) 20. Head (slang) (5) 21, 11. Crossdressing theatrical (9,4)

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Down 1. Said again (8) 2. Spoken (6) 3. Succulent — alcoholic (4) 4. Impervious to persuasion or reason (12) 5. Traveller the world over (12) 6. Domestic light on a pole (8,4) 7. Relating to a large language family — undo a pioneer (anag) (4-8) 12. Designed to be easily carried (8) 15. Breakfast mixture of dry cereals and fruits (6) 18. Mexican currency unit (4)

K T C R

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K F C X 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.

1 7

2

8

9

5

5 2

30-Second Brain Training

What better way to train your brain. Starting at the left with the number provided, work across each of these lines applying the mathematical instructions to your running total. Don´t reach for the calculator - that´s cheating! Write your final answer in the last box of the line. Aim to complete each round in about 30 seconds. Good Luck! Beginner Starter Number

1

2

3

50

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+23

of this

6

7

8

9

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-63

3/4

-9

x15

2

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Face Mix

Can you name the three siblings in this picture? Top ______________________

Answer

Middle ______________________

2 7 Intermediate

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Starter Number

3 4 6 7 1 4 2 6 9 8

23

x3

-60

6

7

8

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-13

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Bottom ______________________

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9

Last Issue's Answers:

2/3

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Crossword:

Advanced Starter Number

1

70

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6

7

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And 2 normal sudokus for you as well...

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Quick Quiz: Answer: 9 Add together the four outer numbers in each diagram. Divide this answer by two to get the middle number.

Answer

8 5 2

3 2 6

8 3

5 4

2 9 1

4 1 5 2

2 3 9

4 5 3 1

Brain Training: Beginner: 30 Intermediate: 100 Advanced: 140

Godoku:

Face Mix:

Caprice Bradley Wiggins Lydia Bright

Sudoku X: 5 6 1 3 4 8 9 7 2 8 2 7 6 5 9 1 4 3 9 4 3 1 2 7 6 5 8

7 1 9 6 3

3 4 9 8

9 6 1

9 8 6 5

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6 5 8 7 9 3 4 2 1 4 7 9 5 1 2 3 8 6 1 3 2 8 6 4 5 9 7 2 1 5 9 7 6 8 3 4 3 9 4 2 8 1 7 6 5 7 8 6 4 3 5 2 1 9

Sudoku: 6 3 9 8 5 7 4 2 1

8 2 7 3 1 5 9 4 6

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Gaffers Hammered! IT was semi-final week in the PJ Electrical and Building Services Cup and Plate competitions, and we had THE shock of the season! Gaffers A, who have already sewn up the Division One title, were chasing a League and Cup double. Their opponents were James Hammers C, still battling it out for the Second Division title. Nobody gave the Hammers a chance against a team who were unbeaten all season. And when Gaffers A roared into a 3-1 lead, the writing was on the cards. Or was it? Tony beat Bangkok Kev in the opening frame of session two, but, surely, that was just a consolation frame for Hammers C? Maybe it wasn’t because James took a great scalp in beating Neil. This inspired Macaroni and Ken H, who also won. All of a sudden, Hammers C led 5-3. A shocked Gaffers rallied as Kev beat James to draw closer. But Macaroni was inspired and Neil was beaten twice in a night, guaranteeing Hammers C a play-off frame. Ken H then completed an outstanding performance by 7-balling Top Sixty Dave to take his third game of the night, which left David beating Goliath, and Tenerife Hammers C were in the Cup Final. The other semi-final, contested by Palms Elite and Exiles A, promised to be close. Early frames were traded and neither team wanted to concede anything. As the frames were ticked off, Palms Elite had a breakthrough and opened a slender lead, leaving Exiles A with it all to do. But, try as they might, they couldn’t overturn the advantage and Palms Elite held

their nerve to remain in the trophy hunt! The Plate’s first semifinal was between Terrace Roosters and Phoenix Potters. The former were seeking a final appearance after a dismal season, and the latter still in with a chance of runners-up spot in Division One. Roosters in decent form of late, were short on players, which enabled Potters to storm into the lead, taking the first four frames. Roosters pulled a frame back, but it just wasn’t their night as the Potters took the next three in quick succession, Pod rolling in the winning black to put Roosters back to their relegation battle, with no silver in sight. The second semi-final featured Treehouse against Dreamers and, on paper at least, this looked a real tough game. And so it proved because there was nothing between the two sides in the first session, leaving the match poised at 2-2. Treehouse A took the first frame of the second session for a slight lead, and, despite good league form, Dreamers A then collapsed as their opponents took the next three frames to be 6-2 ahead. Dreamers A rallied and took frame nine, but that was as far as they got. Treehouse A won the next game to give them the seven frames they required to win. The PJ Electrical & Building Services Cup and Plate finals will be held on Tuesday, 21st March 21st at the Terrace Bar, on Amarilla Golf, with an 8.30pm start. The Cup Final line-up is James Hammers C v Palms Elite and the Plate Final, Treehouse A v Phoenix Potters. Everyone is welcome to come along and watch what promises to be an excellent night of pool. There were a couple of

division 1 ResultS Palms A

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12 139 150 -11 28

from the home side, Paul having one eye on the clock through work commitments! It was the first time Palms A had led, and that advantage increased when Chris beat Pete to put a point on the board. And JT had a chance to wrap up the issue by winning his third frame of the night, against Mal, who was also after his hattrick. Mal was on the black first, but when he hit it too hard and rattled it, JT was in. But he hit an awful shot that allowed Mal back to the table, and this time he made sure, giving Bantams a chance to draw. This left Roscoe against Adi, fellowcaptains, colleagues and friends! Both played some superb pool, but Roscoe was in the driving seat, taking his last two balls in style but snookering himself on the black. But he didn’t give a foul away and Adi was back at the table. He sunk two of his final colours, but rattled the third. Now Roscoe was on the black and he took it with confidence, potting it in the middle bag. But he gave it too much juice and the white cannoned off the top cushion and ended in the bottom bag! It was his third loss of the night and the game finished all-

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catch-up league games in Division One and Division Two on Tuesday. In the top division, Palms A, chasing runners-up spot, had a home game against Terrace Bantams. The away side struck first, with Paul beating Dave, which was followed by a frame for

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the home side as JT beat Pete. This pattern continued through the first eight frames, to leave the score tied at 4-4. Dave struck first for Palms A in the final session, beating Paul at the third time of asking. But this was after a little gamesmanship

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square. Points shared! In Division Two, there was a top-table clash between Yates Bar and Bluebell B, two teams still in the title race. Away team Bluebell B struck first as Craig and Keith took the opening frames. But this served to wake up Yates Bar, who put their foot down and won the next six frames. The points looked secure, but Bluebell B do not know when they are beaten. Dougie and Mal pulled them closer with the first two frames of the final session, and the comeback was on. However, Lee had a chance to wrap things up for Yates Bar, only to foul on the black. This allowed Craig back on the table with two shots, and he didn’t waste them. It was now 6-5 and Yates Bar were rattled. It was down to Biggie against Grant, and a situation the latter was used to. Biggie was under pressure and it showed as he struggled to get into the game. Grant seized on this and finished off the Bluebell B comeback, grabbing what looked an unlikely point earlier on. Next week will be interesting because these two go head-tohead again. Another point apiece will not suit either side.


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Highest-handicap heaven! THE marvellous thing about Canarian Weekly’s Team Handicap competition is the chance it offers weaker teams to get their hands on a nice bit of silverware. And with four Division 2 teams in the semi-

finals, it seemed a good bet that at least one of them would get through. Sadly, it was not to be, and, having had reports back from all concerned, it seemed that the dreaded “double trouble” haunted our gallant losers. That was certainly so at Phoenix Bar, where Legends started their legs with a 352-point

Semi-final results - Trophy Phoenix Bar (901) Pas O Nadas B (565)

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Legends (549) Pas O Nadas A

Semi-final results - plate Palms Sports Bar (789) 4-3 Clouseaus (629) Scruffy Macs (933) 4-3 Ourplace Playgirls (501) Finals to be played at neutral venues on Friday, 31st March head start, because, in almost every leg, they got to the double first, but failed to convert. Phoenix took four of the five singles, leaving Legends to take both

doubles games to obtain a respectable scoreline at least. Respect to Legends’ Dave P, who fired in a 106 check-out. The same could be

said at Pas O Nadas B, who hosted their A team. Again, they also failed to get those doubles, which led to a 5-2 win for the Division 1 outfit. In the Plate, there was one young lady who did get that winning double. Step forward Ourplace Playgirls’ Angie, who used her mammoth 432-point advantage to beat Scruffy Macs’ Tom. He

may well get a ribbing about that! Anyhow, the Playgirls’ missed doubles allowed Scruffy Macs’ lads to book their place in the final showdown. There, they will meet Palms Sports bar, who were pushed all the way by Division 2 opponents Clouseaus. But it just wasn’t to be for the lower-league team, despite their valiant effort.

Beat the pack and cut costs PREPARATION is the key to a good run, so take advantage of early-bird, signup rates for La Espiritu Triabona 5km and 10km runs in Granadilla on Saturday, 3rd June. Both runs take place around the historic town centre of Granadilla, and, at that time of year, the evening sun will bathe the streets and offer wonderful,

Ladies need home revival NOT a good match for Egatesa Granadilla Tenerife as they let slip a 1-0 lead at Rayo Vallecano before losing 3-1. Coach Toni Ayala had a more colourful description for the game, and, needless, to say, he wasn’t pleased. Pisco earned the halftime lead with a goal

made by Ayano Dozono. But the home side took control after the break and Carreño levelled after 50 minutes. There was still hope of a draw as late as the 83rd minute, but that was snuffed out by two goals from Natalia Pablos in as many minutes. It was Tenerife’s third defeat on the bounce, yet they are still holding sixth place.

But they need to get back to winning ways on Sunday, at home to Zaragoza, (noon kickoff at El Medano), to push their claims for a place in the Copa del Reina. Entry is just seven euros. Tacuense, bottom of the table, had hoped to build on their first win of the season. But they were beaten 2-0 at home by Athletic Bilbao.

high-altitude views down to the El Medano coast. Entry fees vary between 7-15 euros. depending on how quickly you join those who leapt in when inscriptions opened this week. The senior races, at 5km and 10km, are for anyone over 14. The day before, there will be shorter races, in seven youth categories, for those aged between 3-14. The youngsters’ fee is just one euro, or a kilo of food, to be presented on the day. These fees will help

the charity ACTAYS - action and cure for Tay Sachs - a genetic disorder which attacks the nervous system and is usually fatal. There are plenty of ways to get on board, either at a Base Deportes Salud sports shop in Los Cristianos or Las Chafiras, or on either of the websites www. triabona.com or www. laespiritutriabona.com Plaza de San Antonio de Padua will be the official starting point for the races, the 5km race setting off at 6pm and the 10km an hour later.


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Illegal Premier football provider blown offside POLICE have closed down an internet service provider, which has been streaming hundreds of online, pay-per-view channels illegally, some showing Premier League matches. The company was being run from the UK by two Britons, who, said police, were using “sophisticated videorecording devices”. As soon as officers entered the facility, the owners attempted to remotely-destroy evidence, but were unsuccessful. An undercover FA representative discovered that the provider sold its devices at a fraction of the retail cost from a Malaga shopping centre. National Police officials have posted a video of the raid on Twitter, stressing that they have teamed up with Premier League bosses to crack down on illegal streaming. The Spanish Police said in the post: “One goal against piracy! Spanish Police and Premier League join forces to raid a local ISP in Malaga, offering

unauthorised matches.” The Police were informed by an Irdeto (digital platform security) investigator of Y Internet’s unlawful actions, through which thousands of homes and businesses across the UK and Spain had been streaming football matches illegally. . Kevin Plumb, Premier League Director of Legal Services, said: “The raids conducted by the Spanish authorities, supported in this case by Irdeto’s expertise, are a positive example of law-enforcement taking piracy and IP infringement seriously. “This approach is essential for organisations like the Premier League, and other creative industries, because our model is predicated on the ability to market and sell rights, and protect intellectual property.” He added: “It is because of this that clubs can invest in star players and managers, and world-class stadiums … the very things fans enjoy about our competition.”

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Neighbours breach fortress Iberostar Tenerife 60 Gran Canaria 70

OF all the teams to lose to… Iberostar Tenerife´s six-game winning streak was ended at home by island neighbours Gran Canaria. Coach Txus Vidorreta was critical of the referee, but his side were found wanting at key stages, especially leaking 17 points without reply at the end of the second quarter. Over 5,000 fans crammed into the La Laguna stadium and Tenerife shaded the first quarter 21-17. But that was soon eroded by that dreadful second period, which put the visitors 40-33 up at the halfway point. The remainder of the game was tighter, with 11-15 and 16-15 quarters ensuring the surprise victory. Home top scorers were Davin White, Fran Vazquez, and Aaron Doornekamp,

all with 12 points. But Gran Canaria had the dominant player in Kyle Kuric, who led his side with 15 points. The only consolation for Tenerife was that they stayed in second place in the Liga Endesa, with Gran Canaria a few places below. Following the game, latest signing Taqwa Pinero, from the US, parted company with the club after failing to make any impression after joining from the Angolan league a month ago. On the plus side, inspirational captain Nico Richotti is finally fit again and ready to hit the court.

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Steady as she goes Valladolid 0 CD Tenerife 0 By Colin Kirby

VA L L A D O L I D , never a happy hunting ground, was seen as a tricky test for Tenerife, who are in a rich vein of form.

But they kept their nerve and came back with another valuable point, and these impressive stats keep stacking up,. They are unbeaten this year, and that’s now 483 minutes and five games without conceding a goal. And though they dropped one place in the league, they still hold a promotion playoff spot. It was a pig of a week leading up to the game for coach Pep Marti, with injuries, illness, and wild speculation about Japanese signing Gaku Shibasaki’s debut. Sadly, the highprofile new boy was hotel-bound with a stomach complaint, but his team-mates’ performance must have felt like a box of Rennies to cheer up his bewildering arrival. The pre-weekend worries must have concentrated the mind of the coach. Complacency, loss of form and lack of match-fitness are all possible obstacles on the horizon, so Pep

Marti made a few wise adjustments. Omar, given a rare start in place of out-of-sorts Suso, is a proud little fighter who always responds well when people start to doubt him. The game again showcased Tenerife’s defensive qualities and pushed keeper Dani Hernandez a few more steps up the hero ladder. Amath toyed with the hosts early on, his check and little dragback of the ball leaving two defenders looking like novices, only for him to shoot wide. Valladolid had some good moves, however, and a neat, looping ball into the box could have caught out a mere

mortal. But Dani tipped it away with barely a clear sight of it. Another long shot later in the first half was met with a two-handed block. Valladolid went close in the second half with one attempt headed wide, while Suso came off the bench for Aaron after 70 minutes. The home side were down to 10 men for the final 13 minutes after Villar was given a straight red for a sneaky punch, well-spotted by the linesman. But Tenerife, who just can’t seem to punish short-handed teams, saw out the game without any serious threat to the opponents’ goal, despite late changes as Tyronne replaced Omar and

Jouini took over from Alberto. The latter’s earlier booking rules him out for the home game against Almeria tomorrow (Saturday) at 5pm. Jouini, who has been poor for Tenerife, is most fans’ last choice to play up front. But the coach knows he needs to keep all the squad motivated for the challenge ahead. Striker Cristo, who has lost form, may finally realise that with Jouini back in contention, he must raise his own game. But Tenerife’s promotion dream, still very much alive, should push tomorrow’s home crowd beyond the 15,000 mark.

Marino beat the weather Arucas 1 CD Marino 1

TRAVELLING between the Canary Islands was a bit hitand-miss during last weekend’s storms. But CD Marino were just glad to see their game in Gran Canaria go ahead. They were even happier when they brought back a point from Arucas, and what a perfect start! Saul scored within two minutes, winning a duel with the keeper

after a deep ball in from Alberto. New signing Bamba made his debut from the bench after 14 minutes, and it was plain-sailing up to half-time, with Daylo, for Arucas, and Marino’s Saul both having half-chances. There were high hopes of a rare away win as the game moved towards the end. But a penalty, given for a Mendy handball, enabled the home side to level after 84 minutes. This Sunday, Marino welcome Lanzarote to Playa de Las Americas for a noon kick-off.


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