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Local lawyer wins landmark case ■ MIREILLE TODDINGTON mireille@costablancapeople.com

os Balcones-based lawyer Ruth Lopez Morueco (pictured left) has taken Chris Wakeling’s case from the courts of Orihuela, to Alicante and finally Supreme Court proving that banks must honour bank guarantees and wining Chris his initial investment, plus interest and legal costs totalling more than 200,000 euros. The new legal resolution stipulates that the bank, as legal guarantor of funds has to be responsible for and return the funds on failed developments where the property

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Expat residents battling the Spanish legal system over property issues will be delighted to hear that one British man has won a four year fight in a case that sets a legal precedent and opens the doors for hundreds of people to have lost money reimbursed. developer is unable to do so through financial bankruptcy. Claims can be made with no statute of limitations so cases as old as ten and 15 years may now be made. In July 2005 Chris paid a 50 percent deposit on a property ay Santa Ana, Jumilla. The development was due to be completed in two years and included around 1,500 properties. Six months after the completion date the developer, San Jose Inversiones y Proyectos Urbanisicos, admitted financial difficulties and went into

voluntary liquidation. A meeting of property owners offered two choices on a majority decision basis with the outcome being that people would receive 65 percent of their money back. However, as time went on this agreement was never honoured. Initially Chris struggled to find affordable legal representation with many lawyers asking for tens of thousands up front. This additional financial outlay meant many expats could not afford to fight for their money in court. Chris was one of the lucky ones,

hiring former Madrid-based lawyer Ruth Lopez of Morueco Abogados who offered affordable representation. Chris said: “There is no doubt this was a big risk at the time. Further financial commitments were really tough. Often I would have to scrim, save and sell things to pay Ruth but I always believed I was in the right. Ruth was never greedy and only asked for reasonable costs.” Initially Ruth took Chris’s case to Orihuela court. She knew that by the time most bankrupt developers had paid the tax man, the social security and the bank there was never anything left for the buyers themselves. However, she believed that banks should be held responsible where they had acted as official guarantor on a development. The bank argued that Chris did not have the official certificate of guarantee and had accepted a lower offer. Ruth took the and case to regional court in Alicante and finally Supreme Court, counter-claiming that Chris was never provided with a certificate by the developer and that he had no choice as CONTINUED ON PAGE 2

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Conflict over sports provision in Torrevieja The councillor for sport, Pablo Samper, has sent out a press release challenging the claims made by Miguel Cano, PP councillor in Torrevieja. The remarks were made by Councillor Cano during a press conference and have caused concern amongst the sporting population of the town. Councillor Samper denies that there have been difficulties with the paying of sports subsidies to the sports clubs in the town. He states that all sports subsidies have been approved and some of them have already been paid. March is the usual month during which payment of the subsidies is received. Accusations had been made that Pablo Samper had not been available to clubs raising queries about the dates of payment and had not made himself accessible to those wanting more information. Pablo Samper strongly refutes the accusations being made by the PP and considers that they are part of a campaign to misinform people. He suggests that this is in the wake of the number of accusations there are against the PP nationally and the cases of corruption that are emerging.

Awarding contracts in Torrevieja The town council continues in its quest Continued on page 4

it was a majority decision and this hadn’t been honoured anyway. Ruther said: “The climate changed with the economic downturn and banks were no longer seen as angelic or invincible. Suddenly they had to be more accountable for their actions and newspapers were full of their shortcomings.”

Supreme Court success Finally after four years the Supreme Court issued a new doctrine on the 57/1968 Law allowing buyers to recover their money even if they voted in favour of a Creditors Agreement in a bankruptcy procedure and do not have a copy of the bank guarantee. This landmark decision couple with a similar recent judgement

set a legal precedent that will open the door for thousands of expats who find themselves in a similar situation. This includes those fighting Corvera Golf & Country Club and Trampolin Hills. Asked how he feels now he has won his case and a considerable chunk of money Chris jokes that he’ll feel better when the check arrives, but says the whole process has been exhausting. He said: “Hopefully others will not have to go through what I have experienced. Banks will now have no choice but to honour bank guarantees without argument or question. It’s an amazing result and I hope everyone who has a case now comes forward and claims what has always been rightfully their money.”

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Charity fair in Torrevieja ■ SUZANNE O’CONNELL

suzanne@costablancapeople.com On Saturday 26th March a charity fair was held on the Paseo de Juan Aparicio on the sea front in Torrevieja. This is becoming an annual event intended to draw attention to the number of ONGs there are in and around the town, the work they do and the assistance they need. Charities in Spain are described as ONGs or organizaciones no gubernamentales. The number of these voluntary organisations in Torrevieja has grown and the need for the work they do has increased. They are dependent not only on the money that is raised on their behalf but on the volunteers who give time to them. In order to make this not just an awareness raising event but a fun one too, entertainment was provided including music and dancing. The teachers from local dance group Payas put the crowd through their paces and African drums and dance entertained the onlookers too. Councillor Carmen Morate explained the purpose of the event; ‘The idea is that people get to know what the different charities do and there is opportunity to explain the services they provide and encourage others to support the organisation.’ There were more than twenty organisations represented including Diabéticos de Torrevieja, Animalistas, AFA Torrevieja and Alcohólics Anónimos. Help

when the children have PE they must take off jumpers and layers of clothing to allow for physiotherapy to take place. This can be cold in ‘The idea is that the winter months. Help Vega Baja Altogether in 2015 they The Help Vega Baja charity people get to know donated €21,242 to a variety provides information and what the different of different charities, the total advice to the Englishlist of donations being visible charities do and speaking population. You on their Facebook page. can download a number of there is opportunity The main question that’s help sheets from their being asked of the group at to explain the website and they have an the moment is what the emergency line that you can services they provide implications of a Brexit might call. They provide additional and encourage be. Although the answer is services to members which is something that no one can only €7 a year for a single others to support the be sure of, people are membership and €12 organisation.’ showing concern and for a couple. On anxiety about what the the day of the future might be for those living here now charity fair they had from the UK. The organisation’s president, already enrolled two new Michele Masson, was recently members. interviewed by Tobias Buck, The group has an office in Torrevieja but also in San Miguel de Salinas. The San Miguel office has recently been refurbished and a new meeting room created. This will mean that meetings will be able to take place during normal working hours as well as providing an additional confidential area where face-to-face discussions can be held. Help Vega Baja need money to keep themselves running but they also donate money to other charities too. Recently they have given €2,500 to APNE in order to help this school for children and young people with learning needs to purchase an air conditioning system. Currently Vega Baja are a popular and much-needed organisation that also had a stall on the front on Saturday morning.

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correspondent for the Financial Times in Madrid. The content of the article can be read on Help Vega Baja’s Facebook page. In the meantime, organisations like Help Vega Baja continue to provide a point of contact for those who are on their own or just a little at a loss of how to go about things in Spain. If you would like to find out more about them and/ or become a member visit their website http://www.helpvegabaja.com/index.asp or look at their Facebook page. Suzanne O’Connell

to place all services on official contracts through a tendering process. The latest service to be put out to tender is that of ticket sales. Councillor Fanny Serrano has announced that this particular contract is worth €48,600 and whoever is successful in their application will be responsible for the accessibility of tickets to major events in Torrevieja. Other contracts that have been recently awarded include the running of the mini boats in the Parque de las Naciones, the maintenance of software in the Department of Planning and transport services for the sports schools. Contracts in the last stages of being processed include those for the maintenance and repair of public schools, firework expenses and the maintenance of fire extinguishers in public places.

Specsavers is 10 It is now ten years ago that Specsavers arrived in Spain. The third largest optical group in the world will be celebrating the fact during April and May this year. The first Specsavers opened in Javea in April 2006 and since then have opened eight stores on the Costa Blanca, Costa del Sol and in Mallorca, creating 68 jobs along the Costas. Their first store in Javea will be celebrating on Saturday 9th April from 11.00am until 3.00pm with live music, free food and make up and nail artists to Continued on page 5


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Continued from page 4 give guests free make overs. The Mayor of Javea will be opening the event and the shop has pledged to give ten pairs of glasses to the charity Todos Juntos Javea for local people who can’t access eyecare. They will also be raising money for this charity during the event. Other stores in the region will also be joining in with the celebrations and events will include the Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition. We can expect further announcements of what the group have planned for Torrevieja.

Country and Western Charity Evening There will be a charity evening held for Paul Cunningham Nurses at The Club, Quesada on Saturday 2nd April at 8.00pm. The entertainment will be provided by Dan ‘The Man’ Morrison and tickets cost €12. Included in the price is a dinner of ribs, wedges, BBQ beans or southern fried chicken. There will be a charity raffle and all the money raised will go towards the Paul Cunningham Nurses Charity. To book you can telephone 966 717 028.

Borrow a book from Age Concern For those who enjoy reading, and not with a kindle, it’s useful to know that Age Concern has their own charity lending library with hundreds of books to choose from. The library is situated in the large garage behind the Age Concern Centre in La Siesta and is open every Tuesday from 10.30am until 12.30pm. The books include many fiction and non-fiction titles that have been generously donated over the years. It’s a great resource that the Age Concern team would like to see used even more.

Torrevieja thinks of Brussels A minutes silence was held on the 22nd March for the victims of the terrorist attack in Brussels. The town councillors and workers stood outside the town hall as a mark of respect for those killed and injured in the tragedy. The mayor, José Manuel Dolón said, ‘Once more terrorism and fanaticism has hit a European city as happened in Paris, Madrid and London. It’s clear that no specific person is the target just humanity, liberty and the west’s peace and democracy.’

Plans for the port Changes to the port area have been hotly contested for many years in Torrevieja. The previous council of the Continued on page 6

The contract to organise the next Orihuela Medieval Market – which is supposed to take place from 8th-10th April – could not be awarded because the only offer that was presented “did not meet the technical requirements” and “lacked essential elements” and “details” which made it impossible to even judge it properly, according to the committee in charge of public contracts. This means that the market, a huge draw for visitors and revenue to the city, will not take place at all. This is yet another blow for the local government team, who also recently failed to attract any takers for the municipality’s three-year life guard contract. The opposition Socialist councillor Victor Ruiz said: “This is bad news for Orihuela and for tourism, business, the hospitality trade and also for fun lovers.” He blamed Mayor Emilo Bascuñana and Councillor Mariola Rocamora for what he called “an unprecedented disaster”. He

criticised that first they had put back the date for what is known to be one of the best medieval markets in Spain, causing serious losses for hotels which already had reservations. “They justified this as being because of the weather, when really they wanted to hide that they were later awarding the contract for the Medieval Market,” he said. “Now we will have to see what happens, as although they had more than enough time to award this event, once again they have reacted late and have no time to react.” In this situation, if the council wants to keep the same dates they can only either hand pick a company or organise it themselves directly. “In both cases this would cost too much to afford, instead of the event making money for the Town Hall.” “Someone has to give an explanation, admit the mistake and take responsibility,” he concluded.

Concerns at Torrevieja hospital Concerns have been raised by the unions representing staff at Torrevieja hospital that there is insufficient cover for staff when they are on both short term and long term sick leave. Union representatives have declared that the company that manages the hospital does not cover in most cases when staff are on short term sick. In some cases cover isn’t organised when the sick leave extends for a longer period of time. An example provided by the union is in the department of Psychiatry where a leading member of staff was not replaced for a month. This was a very important position that did require that

there was someone on site with the necessary qualifications and experience. ‘In spite of the requests made by the unions to fill the post, nothing was done to address the problem,’ a union representative explained. Absences amongst members of staff are particularly acutely felt during holiday periods when the number of people attending the hospital multiplies. ‘During these times we are seeing the hospital full on a daily basis. In these circumstances there can be a risk to patients who may well experience a lower standard of care at these times.’ Suzanne O’Connell

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A wet start to the Easter processions It was a sad day for those who had prepared to take part in the Monday Easter processions. The La Junta Mayor de Cofradias was forced to take the difficult decision of cancelling the procession due to the heavy rainfall. With the weather already inclement and further rain forecast, the event was called off. This left the six brotherhoods (cofradías) who were due to take part without their procession. On Holy Tuesday the processions were able to take place but it wasn’t until 4.00 pm that the decision was made that they could go ahead. There was a particularly good turnout for this procession, possibly assisted by the fact that the Monday one had been cancelled. Fortunately for the remainder the weather improved leading to a glorious Easter weekend and no further disruption of planned events. The Holy Thursday procession went ahead in silence and the lights were turned off as well both on the streets and in people’s homes as the procesiones del Silencio met with the Descendimiento del Calvario. The busy streets of Torrevieja were silent once the church doors opened. In contrast, this week has seen thousands of tourists arrive in Torrevieja. With temperatures hitting the mid 20s at the weekend, the beaches were full and some even ventured into the sea. With this influx it wasn’t surprising that there was an increase in road traffic too particularly

BITE SIZE NEWS: Continued from page 5 PP had their own extensive plans for how the area might be transformed. On the 22nd March councillor for planning, Fanny Serrano, announced that the previous plans submitted by the PP prior to the local elections had no foundation and could not have been implemented. The current council does intend to put forward a plan for the port area but councillor Serrano has stressed that this will be consulted on carefully and will be part of a whole approach to the development of Torrevieja. In view of the development of the port, the town council are working closely with the Valencian government and several meetings have already taken place.

Samaritans in Spain celebrate St. Patrick’s Day On St. Patrick’s day the Samaritans in Spain were delighted by the total raised by their new sponsors Central Bar in Mar Azul. This newly opened bar had organised the event and €400 was raised through the sale of raffle tickets. There was also a Secret Auction with a star prize of a long weekend in the South of France. Unfortunately, this prize was withdrawn as the reserve price was not met. It will now be put into the next event which is scheduled for the end of May. To celebrate the day itself there was a selection if mixed Irish and English music and a hog roast for those feeling a little peckish. Suzanne O’Connell

on the A-7 to Murcia and N-332 coastal road. An interesting contrast between the solemn religious processions of Semana Santa and the holiday mood of the

tourists who have arrived from across Europe as well as Spain and are determined to make the most of the spring weather. Suzanne O’Connell


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New 24-year tender for Corvera Airport The plight of the Corvera Airport has taken another step forward. The regional Government has finally collected the keys to the facility, with the consequential eviction of the personnel contracted by Sacyr; and now begins the complicated process of liquidating the first contract and issuing a new tender. It is hoped the tender will be able to recover the 182 million euros by the end of the contracts 24 year period, the amount advanced to the constructor Sacyr as a guarantee. In addition, the talks with airport authority Aena are still paralysed and so everything indicates that Corvera will go to the highest bidder and as quickly as possible, given that San Javier Airport still has to remain open to the public until an alternative can be found. The commission, formed by technicians from the Autonomous Community, were able to enter the airport last week making use of a mandate from the Murcia High Court of Justice, escorted by the Guardia Civil. The representative of the business consortium, IvĂĄn Tejada, was principally reluctant to sign the document for the hand-over of the airport, arguing the existence of another appeal of annulment. Finally he signed, with a letter of allegations in which he noted the ruling by the Murcia High Court of Justice has been appealed to the Supreme Court. He also signed another document to interchange the security personnel. The previous concessioner could appeal for disobedience, if the airport remains out of their reach. But the Direction of the Judicial Services of the Autonomous Region, had to fight

strongly to obtain the possession, as otherwise it would be impossible to launch a new tender, while the disagreement with Aena remained unsolved. After the signing of the deeds, all the workers contracted by Sacyr left. Some 20 technicians and security guards, which had supposed cost 180,000 euros a month, according to the company, money which will now be reclaimed by the Murcia Regional Government. They will argue that most of them were contracted, at the insistence of the Regional Government in 2014, during the mandate of Alberto Garre. From the take-over, the maintenance costs will be paid by the Concierge for Development and Infrastructures, which has budgeted 420,000 euros for this year. The commissioned technicians (lawyers, architects and engineers) crossed the two access walls at 10.40am, once inside they inspected the state of the equipment and the installations. The autonomous treasury has to pay the 182million euros guarantee, apart from the 66 million euros paid for land expropriations and accesses to the airport.

Legal appeal? The spokesman for Sacyr insisted on the existence of an appeal to the Supreme Court to claim his rights, and that the airport is in the process of liquidation. This procedure could be simple but also tortuous if both parties can’t reach an agreement on money. The Development Ministry wants to start as soon as possible, and that is no obstacle for launching another concession. The specified conditions are based on

the duration of 24 years, during which time the new management will have to pay a rental (an amount not yet known) to the regional administration to recover the famous guarantee of 182 million. Sacyr can be one of the new bidders, although that depends on the specifications of the tender. A group of local businessmen are prepared to bid supported by the Murcia Regional Confederation of Business Organisations. In any case, Aena will also present for the concession, as minister Ana Pastor said last month. The new concession will not oblige the new managers to pay for the workers at the San Javier airport, and neither will they have to compensate Aena if they finally close the airport. The regional Government defended that framework in January 2015, when they broke off relations with Aeromur, but this would have supposed leaving the rest of the bidders at a disadvantage. Aena will have to present their application under the same conditions, and if they win the contract then they will have to decide what to do with the workers and their compensation, but not before. Until Aena reaches an agreement with the Regional Government on the ending of civilian flights at San Javier, talks which have been paralysed for months, presumably those flights would continue. The Concierge said that there had been nothing new with respect to Aena. So the Regional Government will have to take the decision to immediately launch the concession or restart talks with Aena which would delay even further the opening of the airport.


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Sierra Challenge For the past nine years a group of retired residents, known as the Entre Naranjos Mountain Hiking Group, have been exploring the Costa Blanca’s mountains, organising hikes and documenting new routes. Led by

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coordinator Dave Hill, who has been hiking in various mountains since he was 16 years old, the group walk every Tuesday from October to May travelling far afield to enjoy the beauty and the terrain of the region's mountains. “It is not just a passion but an obsession! I can't imagine life without the joy of being in the mountains,” said Dave Hill who has in the past few years also trekked in the Atlas Mountains, the Alps and in Nepal. “Life would not be normal if I did not escape to the mountains at least once a week.” Currently the group comprises people in their sixties - but they are always looking for new people to join – and is about to embark on a new challenge. This one is much more localised and is in aid of cause that is close to the hearts of all the group’s members - Animal Welfare. On Tuesday April 5th the group is embarking on hiking the whole of the Sierra Orihuela to raise funds for Asoka the charity which runs the animal refuge centre in Orihuela.

route and the three peaks from Santomera to Montepinar and will mean they will have hiked a total of 4000 feet by the end of the challenge. The group have decided to support Asoka because it is a charity run by many volunteers who work hard to re-home unwanted and abandoned animals from their base in San Bartolome where they have at least 180 dogs, up to 80 cats and a host of other animals in their care. The funds raised will contribute to the running costs of the refuge and may contribute to the additional costs it takes to rehome the animals, many which are relocated across Europe and Scotland. The group is asking local people for donations in the name of its Sierra challenge. You can drop donations off at the Taverna Naranjo, Entre Naranjos, via Paypal at www.paypal.com using the email donacionparaanimales@gmail.com or using the bank account ES54 3058 2501 0027 2090 3876 (SIERRA CHALLENGE) Any enquiries please call Nick Moore on 692 747 685.

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It’s a mad world… Bacon Easter egg fuels facebook debate A not-so-sweet-toothed sweetheart has made the perfect Easter egg for her loving boyfriend - but without any chocolate. The bizarre but mouthwatering creation is crafted entirely of bacon and comes with a gut-busting surprise in the centre. To some people, this is the most thoughtful and romantic gesture possible at Easter but to others, this is a waste of precious breakfast foods. Facebook group The Fry Up Police mission statement: “We are the original and notorious fry up policing organisation” - has posted a photo of the bacon and sausage ‘egg’, which, when cut into, spills out an inviting fryup, complete with hash brown, baked beans and sauce.. The Fry Up Police call the recipient of this gourmet dish ‘a lucky guy’, but fussy commenters have been quick to protest this, citing reasons such as the ingredients touching each other, ‘beans all over the place,’ and the potentially catastrophic application of brown sauce. However some people have been sticking up for the dish, with numerous requests for menu improvements. Other commenters suggest that making this 'egg' means that the girlfriend is ‘a keeper’, who deserves ‘a ring on that finger now’ and that girlfriends should ‘up their game’. Never has a simple fry-up all wrapped up in a bow been so divisive.

Spar put their foot in it A 'hilarious' Spar advert for Easter opening times that tries to be helpful just ends up sounding very sarcastic. It's good customer service to advertise when your shop is open over a Bank Holiday weekend. So Spar were only trying to do the right thing when they produced an Easter information poster. The advert features a list of the store's opening hours from Good Friday to Easter Monday - or, rather, their closing hours. You see, the Spar isn't actually open at all over the weekend. But an amused passer-by noticed the ironic placement of the chain's tag line, 'There for you' after a list of the four days it would be closed. Actor Kate Robbins tweeted a photograph of the ad with the caption: “Spar. Kings of irony.” and it's since been retweeted over 700 times. Many were quick to call the sign 'hilarious', but Twitter user Jason Crouch took a more upbeat view of it by suggesting that the 'you' in the motto was actually aimed at Spar staff, who are getting a weekend off. It's not known where the image was originally taken, but we imagine the shop was just trying to be helpful - and its tag line was just unfortunately placed.

Family stunned by what is living inside their car A family suffering car trouble certainly didn't expect to find this under their car bonnet. The mum took her car to the garage to get looked at after hearing strange scratching sounds inside the vehicle. She suspected it was a squirrel and when the mechanic lifted up her bonnet she was proven right. The baby squirrel in question was found inside the car engine belonging to an American motorist in Pennsylvania. As the mechanic opens the bonnet, it looks as though nature has taken over and several of the cute rodents have made themselves a new nest. The video was posted on Liveleak by garage workers, who wrote: “We called customer and he came and got them

and returned them to the spot his car was set in.”

Easter Guinness hunt Mum pulls brilliant Good Friday prank on her husband after hiding his stash of Guinness around the garden. Good Friday is the only day in the year in Ireland where it is impossible to buy a drink - which makes this woman's prank even more evil.

Discovering her husband had stored up a stack of Guinness cans to ensure he wouldn't be going dry, she decided to steal them all and hide them in the garden in a very adult version of an Easter egg hunt. All the pubs are shut and the supermarkets won't sell booze so it would have been impossible for him to get another bottle. Paul Mahon posted a photo of a text his pal got from his mum to the Oh My God What A Complete Aisling Facebook page, the Irish Mirror reported. The text reads: “As its Good Friday, I thought I'd have a can of Guinness hunt for dad and hide all his cans around the garden! “He's out there with his little basket now.” In the photo posted alongside the text, the dad can be seen scanning the area for more cans of stout. The social media post has gone viral, with over 1,000 likes and 250 shares so far.

PSOE promotes law against hate crimes and racism The intention of the political party is to elaborate an educational protocol against discrimination and to promote inclusion and diversity from an early age. The announcement was given to the press by the Afro-socialist federal coordinator of the PSOE, Consuelo Cruz, after a party meeting had been held in Congress with more than thirty collectives for racial integration. The initiative was to be presented on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination but has been postponed to incorporate ‘new ideas and change other which have been suggested’, explained the socialist equality spokesman, Susana Sumeizo. “We believe it is important to raise awareness, educate from an early age about the problems of hate and discrimination”, added Sumeizo. The socialist general secretary of Social Movements, Ibán Garcia, specified the intention to bring the initiative into law, for an inclusive education for which ‘the

direct responsibility lies with the education administrations’. As spokesman for the African and African descendents groups in Spain, Consuelo Cruz, made a call ‘to all the parties with parliamentary representation’ to support and remember that, according to a Government report, 80 percent of hate crimes are against the blacks. Also the PSOE regarding the important day yesterday, called for ‘collective responsibility to protect the ideals of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and remembered article 9.2 of the Constitution speaks about ‘equal human dignity for all people’ They reaffirmed their compromise with the Law of Equal Treatment and against discrimination, for which their initiative will serve. They also consider necessary ‘to promote opportune legislative reforms for the possible illegalisation of any organisation which systematically violated liberties and fundamental rights.’


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Spanish wines amongst best in the world As most of you will know, there are good wines and then there are ‘GOOD’ wines. Of course there are also wines that aren’t that great at all which you could just about get away with adding to a beef bourguignon during cooking - but we do not even want to discuss those. Last weekend the Gran Bacchus 2016 wine-tasting festival took place in Madrid, during which 80 wine-tasting experts from around the world gathered together in order to taste 1,800 national and international wines and choose the best for this year. It’s tough job but someone has to do it! Representatives from Mexico were invited as special guests as their country is currently considered to be one of They are as follows: • Don PX Convento Selección 1931 (Montilla -Moriles) priced at 595,00 euro a bottle: http://www.ebuywines.com/d on-px-convento-seleccion1931.html • Cuatro Palmas (Jérez) priced at 84,90 euro a bottle: http://www.bodeboca.com/vi no/gonzalez-byassamontillado-cuatro-palmas-20 15-500-ml

• Pedro Ximenez Tradición (Jérez) priced at 59,40 euro a bottle: http://www.lavinia.es/es/prod uctos/bodegas-tradicionpedro-ximenez-vos • Noe PX (Jérez) priced at 49,20 euro a bottle: http://www.vilaviniteca.es/sho p/es/gonzalez-byass-pedroximenez-noe-v-o-r-s.html • Carpe Diem Trasañejo (Málaga) priced at 17,99 euro:

the best up-and-coming wine producers in the world. The event, which celebrated its 14th edition, was organised by the Spanish Union of Wine Tasters (UEC) and endorsed by the International Organization of Wine (OIV) and the World Federation of Great Wine Competitions (Vinofed). The 80 wine tasters were divided into 12 judging panels of five experts in each group. The wines were brought out covered in black bags and with only a code showing, so that no one knew beforehand which wine they were tasting. And out of the 13 wines that were awarded a prize, seven of them were of Spanish origin and gained in excess of 93 points out of 100. http://tierrasdemollina.net/tie nda/index.php/marcas/carpediem/trasa-ejo.html • Arzuaga crianza 2013 (Ribera del Duero) priced at 17,50 euro a bottle: http://www.bodeboca.com/vi no/arzuaga-crianza-2013 • Arautava Gran Reserva 2002 (Valle de la Orotava, Tenerife) The other winners, and best wines from 2016, were: • William Deutz Champagne

2006 (France) • Cibébov V Ber 2013 (Slovakia) • Vasques de Carvalho 40 Years Old Port (Portugal) • Anselmann Gewürztraminer Spätlese 2015 (Germany) • Superbia Chardonnay Pozdni Sber 2011 (Czech Republic) • V Ber Z Hrozna Gewürztraminer (Slovakia)

Clothes recycling in Algorfa The local town of Algorfa is contributing to the improvement of the environment with the collection and recycling of more than six tons of its used clothes and textiles. Algorfeños deposited 34.6 percent more garments in 2015 than in the previous year, which also means a significant saving for the municipal coffers in terms of the solid waste collection service. Residents of the municipality contributed throughout 2015 to make the planet a little more sustainable and improve the environment. In total 6,127 kilos of used fabrics, a figure that represents a

substantial increase on the 4,522 kilos of textiles that were collected previously. The town has four containers specifically for this purpose. Residents can deposit garments, clothing, footwear, accessories and home textiles that are no longer used into them for specialist collection. These go to organisations that collecting these items free of charge, which also means important savings on the costs of collection and disposal of municipal waste. Previously these garments and fabrics were deposited in the normal cycle of waste and transported to general recovery plants.


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Twenty all-new superfoods that can help you lose weight Superfoods are, of course, really good for you. But there’s only so much kale a woman can eat, right? Thankfully, food is just like fashion—the trends are constantly changing. So while kale may have been Banana Flour Step up your gluten-free baking game with banana flour, suggests Tingle. Made from unripe bananas, not only is it packed with potassium, but it also avoids the typical post-baked goods sugar spike thanks to its resistant starch, which the body breaks down more slowly. And it's crazy easy to substitute into any recipe that calls for white flour. The secret? Reducing the amount of flour a recipe calls for by 30 percent. So if you're looking to curb a chocolate biscuit indulgence use just over one cup of banana flour instead of the three and a half cups the recipe calls for. Likewise, experts recommend it for anyone who suffers from a gluten or wheat-intolerance; but really its high levels of resistant starch makes banana flour a healthier choice for everyone. Millet This ancient grain, which is also glutenfree, is high in prebiotic fibre, so not only will it help you feel fuller, longer, but it will feed the existing, healthy bacteria in your gut, too. It's also chock full of manganese, says Goldfarb, which aids in the development of connective tissues as well as the production of sex hormones. And if you've got the blues, complex carbs like millet help your brain produce serotonin, the neurotransmitter that makes you feel happy. Better mood, better sex - we're already in love with this new superfood. Black Garlic Black garlic is really just aged garlic. The flavours get sweeter and the garlic is mellower and not as harsh. He suggests treating it like umami in Japanese cooking, as a base for sauces and vinaigrettes, or used raw or roasted. And while it has double the antioxidants as regular garlic, the health benefits in an actual serving are likely small because we eat it in such small quantities, explains Goldfarb. That shouldn't hinder you from loading up, though - just maybe check your breath after. Hemp Milk There are so many great alternatives to cow's milk out there now, and hemp milk is one of the most unique options. Great for children and adults with a lactose intolerance, hemp milk has a thicker texture than the traditional kind and a slightly nuttier taste. Hemp seeds are loaded with omega-3's, essential fatty acids that the body cannot produce on its own. Not only are omega-3's good for brain health, but a recent study also found that they increase your fat-burning power when you workout. And since most natural sources are sourced from fish, hemp milk is an especially good choice for vegetarians or vegans. Use it in your coffee, in your cereal, or drink a glass straight up. Savoury Yogurt You know how good Greek yoghurt is for your gut. And traditionally, yogurt's been dressed as a dessert, often topped with fruits, nuts, and other sweets. But no more; Chef Danny Elmaleh of Hyde Beach Kitchen + Cocktails recommends adding lemon juice and salt for a simple, savory take. Bone Broth We've already told you that soup is a dieter's best friend - which means that bone broth is basically soup on steroids. Made from veggies, spices, and animal bones (typically chicken or beef), bone broth is full of gelatin and collagen, which soothes any irritation in the intestinal tract. The collagen, along with amino acids such as glycine and proline, support hair, skin, and nail growth and general health. It's the ultimate beauty food, too, helping to improve skin elasticity and fight wrinkles. Try sauteing veggies in the liquid, or make a big batch in your slow cooker so you can enjoy throughout the week. Black Rice If brown rice is good for you, then black rice is great. Not only is it gluten-free and high in fibre like its brown counterpart, but the ‘forbidden rice’ is also insanely rich with antioxidants. In fact, research

the bite to grab last year, there are a slew of surprising - or sort of unknown - foods that have similar, if not better, health and weight loss benefits than the likes of quinoa and almond butter. Because as much as we

are creatures of habit, learning about new foods is an easy way to stay interested in your own health. In light of that, these are the 20 foods you should make room for in your kitchen.

shows that one spoonful of black rice has more antioxidants than a spoonful of blueberries, while also having more vitamin E and less sugar than the fruit. Plus, it's fun to cook with: Black rice gets stickier than the other varieties, making complicated dishes like risottos easier claim experts. Serve alongside quality cuts of beef or fish.

thyroid healthy, she says. And it's surprisingly versatile in the kitchen: Try a nori sheet as a wrap instead of sandwich bread, or sprinkle flakes of dulse seaweed into your dinner (it goes with pretty much anything). Pro tip: Next time you're cooking dried beans, toss in a strip of kombu - it helps break down the high fibre content of the beans, so you'll have less gassiness later on.

Maca Powder Maca is a root that grows in Peru and is rich in vitamins B, C and E, as well as minerals like calcium and iron. The nutrient-dense food, usually found in powder form stateside, boosts your energy, mood, and libido - a review of maca found that the plant is especially beneficial with male sperm count and motility. So if you're trying to get pregnant, put some maca powder into his morning smoothie, and if you're just trying to set the mood, whip up a batch of Sakara Life's raw cacao-maca truffles, which the founders describe as ‘a treat with aphrodisiac powers.’ Food Waste Next time you're steaming broccoli or slicing a beetroot for your salad, pause before hitting the trash can—the usually tossed parts of vegetables, dubbed food waste (think: broccoli stems and beet roots), are now nutritional, chef-worthy gold. They're often as hydrating and nutrient-rich as the veggies they came from. Beet greens have a mild flavour, similar to that of spinach; mix them with lighter greens, like romaine and arugula, for the perfect salad. Likewise, broccoli stems are crunchy and surprisingly sweet - perfect for a crudite platter. Pickled Veggies Odds are you've seen some sort of pickled vegetable served up at a restaurant as a side dish, but now they're in the spotlight for their high pre- and probiotic levels. The fermentation process produces lactic acid, which contains probiotics that are essential for gut health. And because fermented slaws like kimchi and sauerkraut use vinegar, you can add spice without inundating it with extra calories. Chefs recommend that red vegetables, like beets, are great for pickling because they keep their colour instead of turning, well, a lessappetising shade of brown. Don't forget to mix some with Greek yogurt for a trendy savoury treat. Rose Water Praised by the beauty world for its anti-inflammatory powers (it's sprayed on practically every model during Fashion Week), nutrition gurus are now looking to drink the stuff. It's rich in the antioxidant flavonoid, the same one found in our one true weight-loss love, dark chocolate, as well as vitamins A, B3, C, D, and E. It's also used as a holistic health treatment for a sore throat, tension, and diarrhoea. Kohlrabi A little like cabbage and a smidge like turnip, the kohlrabi is anything but basic. Kohlrabi is low in calories, is versatile thanks to its crunchy texture, and packs a huge health punch. It is often used it in salads as it pairs well with apples and something creamy, like a whole-grain mustard. Make kohlrabi soup (just boil and puree with spices) to get the veggie's high levels of iron, beta carotene, and potassium, the latter of which provides your body with the energy it needs to muscle through a tough workout. Seaweed Gluten-free and high in fibre, seaweed— and its multiple types, including nori and kelp—is a nutritional powerhouse, especially because of its high content of iodine, a mineral missing from most foods (which is why it's usually in table salt). Iodine is key to keeping your

Kalettes (and Other Hybrid Vegetables) If you're still stuck on kale, try this refreshed variety. Scientists and farmers are playing with veggie seeds, growing unique hybrid plants that have a new taste and look but all of the same nutrients. Kalettes, a mix of kale and Brussels sprouts, taste both sweet and nutty, making them easy to eat both raw and cooked. And ‘designer’ produce like kalettes isn't genetically modified, so they contain the best nutrients of both veggies—making these little guys weight-loss powerhouses thanks to their high fibre, low calorie, antioxidant-boosting benefits. Moringa The moringa plant is a complete, veganfriendly protein that provides all nine of the essential amino acids your body needs from food. While the plant itself, which is found in the Middle East, consists of leaves, seeds, and fruits, moringa is usually sold at health food stores as a powder. Which makes it perfect to toss into your morning glass of green juice: You'll boost your metabolism while also getting satisfying fiber and a hit of protective antioxidants. Algae Although algae may conjure the image of, well, pond scum, the simple plants are way more than that - they're now known for being nutritional superstars. Algae provides your daily dose of chlorophyll, which offers a number of health benefits, floods your system with oxygen, and is packed with nutrients like iron, protein, and B vitamins. One type of algae, chorella, is a popular supplement for vegan athletes because it has muscle-reparative proteins similar to ones normally found in animals. There's spirulina, too, which is commonly added to smoothies for its high-protein punch, but it can also be worked into soups, salads, dressings, pastas, and baked goods. Baobab Baobab is an African fruit loaded with antioxidants and adds tons of flavour to a smoothie. Its high vitamin C content - reportedly six times that of an orange - helps to protect your immune system, not to mention ward off wrinkles, as the stuff now popping up in skincare products thanks to its youth-boosting properties and free-radical protection. Baobab is another great source of calcium, too, and one fruit actually has twice as much as what you'll find in a glass of milk. Be careful how much of it you consume, though: It has a ton of fibre, so it'll definitely, err, get things moving. Black Raspberries Not to be confused with blackberries (which is very easy to do, considering their similar appearance), black raspberries are small fruits that are big on antioxidants. Research found that the fruit, when injected into rats, reduced the rate of malignant tumours by a whopping 80 percent, suggesting the superfood could potentially be a powerful ingredient in the battle against cancer. You can find them frozen at Whole Food retailers and you can toss them in a smoothie or eat them with your Greek yogurt. With less sugar - and thus not as sweet as blackberries - black raspberries have a unique flavour. And because they contain the same antioxidants as black rice, the health benefits are similar.


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WEEKLY EURO UPDATE The European single currency ends the week slightly lower against the US dollar, but firmer against the unloved British pound. Sterling continues to remain on the back foot as Brexit fears leave investors unnerved, with little appetite to buy the pound at present. Of the two opinion polls released this week on this subject, one saw the out camp gaining ground against the in camp, and the other saw the leave camp extending its lead. With just under a 100 days to go before the referendum market anxiety towards the pound is rising. Sterling was further hampered as political infighting engulfed the Conservative party, following the shock resignation of Work and Pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith. He quit his post in protest over the cuts to the disability allowance following the recent budget. The Tory hierarchy were forced into an about turn, as Prime Minster David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne found themselves heavily criticised as the Tory back bench shelved all support for the £4.3b cost savings, which were then dropped. Sterling Euro traded from a high just above 1.28 to hit a low of 1.2580, its weakest level since December 2014. UK consumer price inflation rose by just 0.3% in the year to February, leaving the markets less expectant of a rate hike in the UK for months if

not years to come. UK Retail sales did rise in February, although the pace was muted. The tragic events in Brussels did see a brief Euro sell off and lower stock market levels. The news from Belgium overshadowed the release of the Eurozone’s PMI’s (Purchasing Managers Indices) which were on the whole, rather positive. EU growth turned higher for the first time in three months. The firmer US dollar tone over the week was the direct result of US Federal Reserve central bankers sharing their views that the US economy remained healthy and that not two but either three or four possible interest rate hikes from the US will be needed this year. This surprising hawkish view has helped investors take the US dollar higher as the respective central bank monetary policies diverge further. Each Federal Reserve meeting is ‘live’ for a rate hike and perhaps the market should be prepared for the next move upwards in the very near future. It does feel as if the US is poised for interest rate normalisation as soon as possible. The Euro lost ground against the dollar, from a high of 1.1285 to drift down to 1.1145 at one point. Next week’s non-farm payroll data for the USA, plus US unemployment data, will help the market to better forecast whether the April FOMC meeting will be the point of the next rate rise.

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March 2016 Meeting of the Vega Baja Garden Club The March meeting of the Vega Baja Garden Club was hosted by Irene Davis. She reminded everyone of the many garden tasks that can be undertaken now. It is a good time to plant summer flowering bulbs such as lilies and begonias, as well as biennials for next seasons flowers. Many herbs and vegetables can also be sown now. Irene introduced Tom Gardin, the main speaker for the afternoon. Tom is a Club Member and he and his wife recently visited the wonderful gardens of Kuekenhof in Holland. The gardens cover some 32 hectares, and have been in existence since the 15 century, when they were little more than kitchen gardens producing herbs for the table of the Countess Quel of Bavaria. In 1947, the leading bulb producers in Holland decided to plan an exhibition in the park to showcase their bulbs, and, over the years, their efforts have culminated in the world class gardens which exist today. There are lakes and a windmill, cafes and gift shops to visit, as well as five main pavilions. The pavilions showcase lilies, orchids and hyacinths, as well as tulips, of which there are over 800 varieties. It is a major showcase and event for the Dutch bulb producers and new varieties are often introduced here to the market. There is a strong emphasis on the arts, and each year sculptors are invited to exhibit their works, which are integrated into the gardens designs. Tom had many beautiful photographs which the meeting very much enjoyed. Irene then had a little surprise for the Club. She has negotiated discounts at three major local garden centres for club members, Naturplant, Valentin, and Christians. Members were issued with new cards

enabling them to receive these discounts, which are, of course, very welcome! She then made a brief presentation about foraging for edible plants in the local area. She had found wild camomile, infusions of which can be used as a tea, mouthwash, insect repellent, and to make blonde hair shiny! She also had wild fennel, wild rocket, sorrel and oxalis, all for free! Accurate identification is necessary, of course, but everyone was very interested in this topic. An avocado growing competition was announced. Members were asked to try to grow an avocado from a stone and the results will be judged later in the year. Anna van Dijkh spoke about iron deficiency in plants and explained how this can be identified and treated. She also introduced the raffle of plants. This month there were fuscias and one beautiful pink jasmine. This fast growing twining climber from China, with its lovely fragrance, layers easily and loves a large space in full sun or part shade. The flowers are edible, making a pretty, if bitter, addition to the salad bowl. The next meeting will be held on Monday 4th April at Bar Trasgu, Calle Alicante 12, Formentera del Segura, at 2.15 for a 2.30 start. There will be two presentations, one on the subject of houseplants and the other on unusual planters. There will also be a competition for a decorated Easter Egg, which must, of course be garden related! If you are interested in gardening and would like to come along to the meeting, please do so, you will be most welcome. For further information, please contact The Vega Baja Garden Club at vegabajagardenclub@gmail.com

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As well known for its striking flowers as for the fruit itself, the passion fruit vine is loved by many. Passiflora edulis is a fast-growing, climbing vine that flowers from late spring to late autumn with fruiting following on the heels of bloom. The slightly fragrant and exotic flowers are the main draw of this plant, but its fruits are coveted by many for eating fresh from the vine as well as for preserving.

Of the estimated 500 species of Passiflora, only one, P. edulis Sims, has the exclusive designation of passion fruit. Within this species, there are two distinct forms, the standard purple, and the yellow, distinguished as P. edulis flavicarpa (sometimes called maracuya). The purple passion fruit is native from southern Brazil through Paraguay to northern Argentina. It has been stated that the yellow form is of unknown origin, or perhaps native to the Amazon region of Brazil. The purple passion fruit is subtropical and prefers a frost-free climate. However, there are cultivars that can take occasional light frost without serious damage. The vines may lose some of their leaves in cool winters, but the roots often re-sprout even if the top is killed. The yellow passion fruit is tropical or neartropical and is much more intolerant of frost. Both forms need protection from the wind. Passion fruit vines make good container specimens and also perform well indoors.

Pruning: Pruning is necessary to keep the vines within bounds, to make harvest easier and to keep the plants productive by maintaining vigorous growth. In warm winter climates prune immediately after harvest. In areas with cool winters prune in early spring. As a a general rule remove all weak growth and cut back vigorous growth by at least one third. In very hot climates allow a thick canopy of foliage to grow around the fruit to prevent sunburn. Propagation: Passion fruit vines are usually grown from seeds. Seed planted soon after removal from the fruit will germinate in 10 to 20 days. Cleaned and stored seeds have a lower and slower rate of germination. Seeds should be planted 1/2 to 1 inch deep in beds, and seedlings may be transplanted when 10 inches high. Plants can also be propagated by layers or cuttings of matured wood with 3 to 4 nodes. Rooting may be hastened by hormone treatment. Cuttings should be well rooted and ready for setting out in 90 days.

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Description: The passion fruit is a vigorous, climbing vine that clings by tendrils to almost any support. It can grow 15 to 20 ft. per year once established and must have strong support. It is generally short-lived (5 to 7 years). The evergreen leaves of passion fruit are alternate, deeply three-lobed when mature and finely toothed. A single, fragrant flower, 2 to 3 inches wide, is born at each node on the new growth. Purple passion fruit is self-fruitful, but pollination is best under humid conditions. The flowers of the yellow form are perfect but self-sterile. Bees and other large insects are the most efficient pollinators. Wind is ineffective because of the heaviness and stickiness of the pollen. The flowers can also be hand pollinated.

Soil: Passion fruit vines grow on many soil types, but light to heavy sandy loams with a pH of 6.5 to 7.5 are the most suitable. Excellent drainage is absolutely necessary. Also, the soil should be rich in organic matter and low in salts. Because the vines are shallow-rooted, they will benefit from a thick layer of organic mulch. Irrigation: Regular watering will keep a vine flowering and fruiting almost continuously. Water requirement is high when fruits are approaching maturity. If the soil is dry, fruits may shrivel and fall prematurely. Fertilization: Passion fruit vines are vigorous growers and require regular fertilizing. Plants that have been damaged by frost should receive a generous fertilizing after the weather has warmed.

The passion fruit is round to oval, either yellow or dark purple at maturity, with a soft to firm, juicy interior filled with numerous seeds (a bit like a pomegranate). The unique flavour is appealing, musky, guava-like and sweet/tart to tart. The yellow form has generally larger fruit than the purple, but the pulp of the purple is less acid, richer in aroma and flavour, and has a higher proportion of juice. Numerous hybrids have been made between purple and the yellow passion fruit, often yielding colours and other characteristic intermediate between the two forms. The vine, especially the yellow form, is fast-growing and usually returns a crop within 18 months of planting. Ripening occurs 70 to 80 days after pollination. The fruit will quickly turn from green to deep purple (or yellow) when ripe and then fall to the ground within a few days. They can either be picked when they change colour or gathered from the ground each day. To store passion fruit, wash and dry them gently and place them in bags. They should last 2 to 3 weeks when stored cold. The fruit is sweetest when slightly shrivelled. The fruit is both eaten and juiced both the fruit and the juice freeze well. Fresh passion fruit is high in beta carotene, potassium, and fibre and is also a good source of vitamin C. The flavour of passion fruit blends well with citrus and many other fruit flavours, and is quickly appreciated by many people as they become familiar with it. Marc Vijverberg

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‘OH, GOD GIVE ME PATIENCE...’ The other evening we had visitors in our house and the topic came up about family trees. I ever so casually happened to mention that I believe my tree could be traced back as far as Job. Mrs Youcantbeserious was of the view that I was making a mistake! ‘The patience of Job’, is when someone exhibits great endurance through all kinds of set-backs, annoyance and provocation. In the Old Testament, Job is heralded as the greatest example of a patient man. He was very likely a Westmeath GAA follower. ‘Patience is a virtue, have it if you can; it is seldom in a woman – and never in a man.’ Master Lawlor used tell us that one regularly in national school. I should have thought to remind him that Job was a man. My father’s second favourite war-cry, after ‘If ever a man suffered’ was ‘Oh God give me patience!’ You see, it is not in our nature to be patient and it is therefore the most difficult virtue in practice. The human, as well as all other animals, are naturally inclined to favour short-term rewards over longterm benefits. This happens even when we can clearly see greater

benefits associated with the longterm advantage. The word ‘patience’ can take many forms. It can mean just putting up with someone who constantly bores you with the same bore. Another tester of patience is when something which should work – doesn’t. I understand

that ‘computer rage’ is now an accepted state. The computer doesn’t respond, or embarks on a go-slow and by all accounts machines have been known to finish up in a pile of spare parts on the floor as a result. One place where we all need to exercise the maximum patience is behind the wheel of a car. Driving on today’s roads would undoubtedly test the patience of my ancient ancestor, Job. Lack of patience has cost lives on the road. Demonstrating patience while teaching somebody something you know and they don’t, is a very vital part of such a role. Like the guy who writes the instruction manual, because he knows how to do the thing, nobody else can understand it; too many instructors adopt the persona of genius over fool. Queuing does not essentially demand a lot of patience – provided it is fair and orderly. It is a different story when you see some yahoos taking a short cut to jump the queue. I have seen patience run out in these situations, but like everything else, all is not always what it seems. There was this guy, a former brilliant county

footballer, who used sit near me in Croke Park. Bobby sadly got Alzheimer’s, which got rapidly worse. I used have to watch at half time as Bobby would sail off down for a coffee, passing no remarks on the queue, whilst using fierce language on anyone who said anything! I would discreetly inform the queue and staff and the man got his coffee quickly. As well as people who are not well, we should always be patient with children – and especially with old people. Some categories of people are much more patient than others and this has to do with their job or profession. A good teacher should be patient; some are, some aren’t. Nurses are by and large the most wonderfully patient group of saints in the world: No, I don’t believe that the word ‘saint’ is too estimable. If you want the best example of patience at work, just go study a farmer. The farmer knows he can never sow and reap the same day. He accepts that he has little say over how much he receives for his produce; and no control whatever over the weather which can decimate his income any year. Disease can hit his crops or

livestock and literally clean him out. Your typical farmer gets up again next day and soldiers on with whatever God sends for another day. In other words, farmers – and fishermen too, it must be said; always demonstrate a willingness to suppress annoyance, restlessness and self-pity. In other words, they are patient men and women. It is said that you can measure the character of a man by the size of the problem it takes to upset him. I suppose some people are born with a more stoic disposition than others – as must have been the case with my great- great – etc grand-uncle, Job. While I’m at it, dear readers; may I compliment you on your patience shown to this column over the past decade!

The true measure of a man is the height of his ideals, the breadth of his sympathy, the depth of his convictions, and the length of his patience.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

DEAR EDITOR Reading in the Costa Blanca People dated the 22 March on page 3, you have an article from the local political party CLARO. These people must be rubbish at their jobs, because they are writing a load of rot. They are also a load of liars and scare mongers. They would be better off going to Britain and sharing a platform with the likes of them other liars .Cameron, Mandelson and Kinnock plus the other idiots who do not know what they are talking about. My wife and I have lived in Spain for 13 years and we like it. During this time we have meet and listened to many Barrack room lawyers who know it all but know nothing. I will tell these scare mongering idiots “YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN AFTER THE "REFERENDOM SO DO NOT PRETEND YOU DO!” My wife and I are going to vote out and we do not know what will happen if Britain comes out. But it is almost certain that if the in camp win, Britain will be paying a lot more money to the European Union. My wife and I will not sell out Britain and our grandchildren’s future for the sake of a SIP card. As Abe Lincoln said, “ Its better to look a fool and keep your mouth shut than to open and prove your a fool.” Tony and Sue Wade San Fulgencio Dear Editor Just read your article in this week’s paper and found it interesting as my

wife and I are from N.Ireland and qualify to vote. On applying to the electoral office we have been told that we can only vote if we are actually in N.Ireland on the day of the vote or if we use a proxy vote where we get somebody who is resident to vote for us. I find this very strange as N.Ireland is still part of the U.K. and we are British passport holders. If we come from Scotland, Wales or England we could have a postal vote. I have contacted the N.Ireland office over a week ago regarding this and have had no reply giving me a reason for this position Possibly you should mention something in future warning any residents from N.Ireland about the situation. Regards Robert Treharne La Marina DEAR EDITOR It is probably true that we have all had a bad experience with rude shop assistants and poor service with businesses here in Spain and we tend to put all Spanish in the same category. Well I had an experience just recently to prove otherwise. I was driving past the Marquesa golf course in Rojales when the front windscreen of my car was hit by a wayward golf ball, causing severe damage. I went to the clubhouse and reported it. A member of the staff inspected it and promptly filled in a

DEAR EDITOR On Friday the 1st of April, AFECancer and Happyanimalesspanien are having a charity afternoon together, at THE STRAY SOD in La Fuente from 13.00 o'clock with entertainment and a raffle! Come along and join us to raise money for these 2 causes. For more information: AFEcancer info@afecancer.org Happyanimalesspanien nicosolm@hotmail.com

claim form and told me the insurance company would be in touch today (Sunday) or tomorrow. No sooner I had walked in the door the telephone rang and a very pleasant lady gave details of the company (Rarlesa in Torrevieja) that would effect the replacement of a new screen and that they would contact me. On Monday they did just that, saying they would call when they had the new one in stock. I expected some delay as my car is twenty years old, but on Thursday they called with an appointment for Friday morning at 11.0am. At 12.15pm the job was completed. My sincere thanks go to Marquesa Golf and Jessica the receptionist at Rarlesa for their kind and professional services. Tony Wagstaff DEAR EDITOR BAR KENZ SAN LUIS DO IT AGAIN!

Prolific fundraisers Bar Kenz have again raised funds for the AECC. Through raffles, the weekly card bingo and personal donations they have raised 840€ which was given to Maria and the pink ladies who raise money for the Spanish cancer charity the AECC. Pictured are some of their regular customers ready to start the card bingo. Jan and Ken Keeley landlords of Bar Kenz would like to thank their customers for their generosity and continued support when raising money for local charities. As a few of their customers are either suffering themselves or who have friends or family affected by cancer the AECC is very close to their hearts. If you would like to arrange for a cervical smear, mammogram or prostate test through the AECC please phone 965 32 9841 Monday to Friday 10-1. Regards Debbie Weedon Quesada Pink Ladies

DEAR EDITOR Whilst looking through your paper recently, looking for a painter and decorator, we came across an advert for Mike The Painter. We decided to give him a try. Mike came out to give us a quote and just 5 days later, he and his team turned up to start the work. They were punctual, friendly and helpful. In just 2 days they had repainted 5 rooms, one of which was a hall & stairs over 3 floors. They left no mess and the work was first class. We were so impressed that we are having them back in a couple of weeks time to do the remaining 3 bedrooms. I would like to thank Mike and his team for their commitment and dedication to their work. I would also like to recommend them , their service is second to none and prices are good too. Thank you Mike, be seeing you soon. Margaret & David Swaby Petrer


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When a person thinks of San Francisco, a giant International Orange-colored bridge, a park spanning more than 1,000 acres or a city where contemporary art and culture collide often come to mind. While these mainstays never lose their luster, the reasons to visit San Francisco are even more numerous. Where most visitors go while here might surprise you. San Francisco has long had an LGBTfriendly history. It was home to the first lesbian-rights organization in the United States, Daughters of Bilitis; the first openly gay person to run for public office in the U.S., José Sarria; the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in the U.S., Harvey Milk; the first openly lesbian judge appointed in the U.S., Mary C. Morgan; and

the first transgender police commissioner, Theresa Sparks. The city's large gay population has created and sustained a politically and culturally active community over many decades, developing a powerful presence in San Francisco's civic life. One of the most popular destinations for gay tourists internationally, the city hosts San Francisco Pride, one of the largest and oldest pride parades. Nothing says San Francisco like the world-famous cable cars that are part of the city's Muni system. The cable cars are so iconic to San Francisco that they have been designated as the city's only moving historic landmarks. Known simply as "the Rock," Alcatraz Island was — during its operation as a

federal penitentiary from 1934 to 1963 — home to some of the nation’s most infamous criminals. Some of the more famous inmates include Al Capone, George "Machine Gun" Kelly, and Robert Stroud "The Birdman of Alcatraz." For a fresh take on San Francisco, see it from the water. On a Blue & Gold Fleet ship you'll get the best panoramic views of the Bay while you enjoy a one-hour narrated tour. Don't forget to bring your camera! Folks won’t want to miss the gorgeous coastal community of Monterey, just south of San Francisco. Rated the #1 aquarium in the world by TripAdvisor, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is well-worth the drive from San Francisco. The Golden Gate Bridge first opened in 1937 and is perhaps San Francisco’s most recognized landmark. The bridge is so iconic that it has been named one of the Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. As the historic center of the city’s fishing industry, Fisherman’s Wharf is a working neighborhood and commercial area. Looking for some good seafood? Then this is your place to visit.

Albatera Mobile Home Park

Located in the Albatera countryside, the newest mobile home park on the Costa Blanca is an ideal early retirement site for the over 50s. Set in quiet surroundings, the newly built, fully legal mobile home park offers affordable Spanish living to a very high standard. The park itself is an easy walk from Albatera town with its public swimming pool and gym as well as a plethora of bars, coffee shops and restaurants. Located just 30 minutes from blue flag beaches and near the large indoor shopping centre, Nueva Condominia, there is never a shortage of ideas for days out. The town square of Albatera has cafes and is a great place to sit back, relax and watch the world go by. Albatera also has a busy market every Thursday with fresh fruit, vegetables, textiles and gifts on sale by local vendors. If you enjoy the great outdoors, Albatera Mobile Home Park is adjacent to a number of popular countryside walking routes or, if mountain walking is more your style, a ten minute drive will bring you to the nearby mountains with stunning scenery and

excellent walking routes. The local train service brings you to the cities of Alicante and Murcia for shopping trips or days out, and within a short drive of the mobile home park are a range of pretty Spanish villages just waiting to be explored. The mobile home park makes a great choice for retirees and those taking early retirement. It is a quiet, rural park just thirty minutes from Alicante airport. Plot prices are very reasonable and start at just €235 per month. You are free to landscape your plot to your own taste with plenty of space to park your car. What’s more, when you make the move, owners Chad and Jayne are more than happy to guide you through settling in to Spain and can help with paperwork, local advice and information about doctors, hospitals etc. Plots for rent and mobile homes for sale. For more information or to arrange a viewing, contact 0034 965 966 165 or 0034 686 665 720, or email enquiries@albateramobilehomepark.co.uk

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Police Earth hour catch thieves in Guardamar Local Police officers in Guardamar has arrested five people as alleged perpetrators of a robbery at a residence in the town. The incident occurred about three o'clock in the morning when a routine patrol by officers noticed the presence of a vehicle that matched the description of one which days earlier had committed at least one robbery. When officers tried to stop and identify the occupants, the driver of the blue Seat Ibiza, drove off at speed and had to be pursued by the police. Officers were able to intercept the vehicle at the entrance to the locality and during the identification process supported by other Local Police officers and Civil Guard officers - found that the vehicle was occupied by five people who had several screwdrivers and a considerable amount of cash. In addition, during the attempt to flee the occupants threw handfuls of coins out of the window, which police were then able to recover. Before the arrest of the five people it was discovered that a house in the neighbourhood had been broken into and money taken. Those arrested were taken to the Civil Guard barracks. Before going to court officers will try to establish if these are the same people who committed the previous robbery.

Orihuela was just one of the cities in Spain that participated in Saturday’s global Earth Hour initiative. WWF’s Earth Hour is an annual global celebration where people switch off their lights for one hour to show they care about the future of the planet. This year’s celebrations took place on Saturday 19th March from 8.30pm to 9.30pm with millions of individuals, businesses, governments, cities and countries taking part in the big switch off. Since it first began in Sydney Australia in 2007, the number of countries taking part in Earth Hour has grown to an incredible 172 countries and territories – a number that keeps rising every year. Earth Hour is not about how much energy is saved during the hour, but more a chance to put the spotlight on the issues facing the planet, and to inspire millions across the world to live more sustainably. To show support Orihuela residents gathered at the Glorieta Gabriel Miró, which was lit only by candles. The Councillor for the Environment said: “We believe our participation has contributed to reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, and reduce energy consumption. With more than 200 Spanish cities taking part the country’s contribution and commitment to environmental issues has been made clear.” Earth Hour is a worldwide grassroots movement uniting people to protect the planet, and is organised by WWF. Engaging a massive mainstream community on a broad range of environmental issues, Earth Hour was famously started as a lights-off event in

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Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then it has grown to engage more than 7000 cities and towns worldwide, and the onehour event continues to remain the key driver of the now larger movement. Earth Hour came from a think tank initiated by Earth Hour CEO and CoFounder, Andy Ridley, resulting in the formation of a partnership between WWF Australia, Leo Burnett and Fairfax Media to address the climate change issue. In 2007, there was still a degree of scepticism and denial about the issue of climate change. Earth Hour came as the inspiration to rally people to the reality of climate change and start a dialogue about what we as individuals can do to help address the greatest problem facing our planet today. Leo Burnett partnered with WWF to promote the idea and help make the campaign a reality in Sydney, a campaign which has now gone beyond climate change to symbolise the growing global pursuit of a better, healthier world.

Since the year 2008, Guardamar has attended the Salon Mondial du Tourisme in Paris, one of the most important tourist events in the annual calendar. This is predominantly a public fair, as the French - unlike the residents of the majority of other European countries - often make their own travel arrangements for family holidays.

French nationals travelling to Spain in 2016. The two decisive factors are the rediscovery of Spain by new generations of French and geographical proximity. The movement of French tourists from conflict zones such as Tunisia, Morocco and Turkey in favour of more peaceful destinations such as Spain is also expected.

Bookings are made in various ways and to gain expert advice at professional travel fairs is popular, with information checks and booking mainly made online. In addition, word of mouth is also important to the French when considering potential destinations. This is an audience that, once happy will often return to that destination for many years. French tourism has been the fastest growing country sector in Guardamar in recent years. In 2015, it was the second largest international destination supplier at 40 percent, Brits followed at 14 percent. The Spanish Tourist Office in Paris announced an increase of 31 percent of

Guardamar is helping to fly the Spanish flag, specifically for the area of Valencia and the Costa Blanca. As well as Guardamar, the show included representatives from Denia, Javea, El Campello and Elche. Provincial Tourism was also on the agenda with Valencia and Castellon joining the Alicante province offering. Turespaña and the Valencia Region Tourist Board stand cover all costs, common areas and transport material. Attendees from each of the municipalities cover the cost of travel and subsistence relevant to their staff, making attendance cost effective for each town.

Mobile homes invade The power of the press the coast Concerns are being raised about the number of mobile homes that are being set up along the coast in the region. The concern comes from the fact that those establishing temporary residence this way do not pay towards the infrastructure of the area. These people tour around the coast of Spain and set up home at different points for a few weeks or months. It is a type of tourism that is increasingly popular not only amongst foreigners but some Spanish nationals too. It is reported in Información that Alicante is becoming particularly popular for this kind of tourism. Dutch, German, British and Swedish tourists choose the coast of Torrevieja during the low season from November to March and park their caravans along the waterfront. Many of these people are pensioners who are looking for quiet spots to enjoy the views and live in an uncomplicated and simple way. One area where this takes place is in Punta del Salaret close to the Playa de los Locos. The attraction of this location is that it isn’t far from the restaurants, bars and local shops whilst also being sufficiently isolated to allow those camping

here to be left undisturbed. Informacióndescribe it as a makeshift camp and as such it does not have the services set out and it remains on public land. There are more than 35 camper vans of one kind or another and usually they are home to two people. Each van has its own tables and chairs and outdoor eating, including barbecues, is normal. The travelling homes themselves do not come cheap costing anything up to €150,000. They are equipped with everything that their inhabitants need to be self-sufficient. Many of them have bicycles attached and even motorbikes on some occasions. Punta del Salaret isn’t the only popular location. Further along the coast in La Mata a number of people have also set up home.

Some prefer not to be as close to the sea and the large campers can be seen on occasions more inland on the streets ofTorrevieja. Another popular assembly point is El Campello by the Secoriver. This is a favourite with Belgian, British and French tourists, some of whom are just passing and stay for a few days and others who can be there for weeks. People are divided in their views of this way of living. There are those who resent the fact that these tourist pay nothing towards their site and then there are those who are more sympathetic and feel this way of life should continue but perhaps in specially designated areas. Either way, for many, it continues to be an ideal way to enjoy their retirement years. Suzanne O’Connell

Living in Spain the lack of tabloids comes as a welcome relief. New research suggests that the popular press in the UK are not just responsible for page three and the spreading of scandal but are also leading their readers by the nose when it comes to perception of the news. Cardiff University’s Journalism School conducted a study to examine how the refugee and migrant crisis was being reported in the press in different European countries. Their findings are reported in ‘the Conversation’ and are grim news for those hoping for a balanced picture in the UK. ‘We examined different types of source used by the press as well as the use of terminology – “migrant”, “refugee” or “illegal immigrant”,’ explain the researchers, ‘It was also important to analyse the different themes highlighted in the coverage, whether it be policy debates, humanitarian suffering or potential threats to national security.’ The most striking finding for the researchers was the level of polarisation and aggression in the British press reporting in comparison to that of other European countries. In most countries both the left wing and right wing press tended to use the same sources for their information and covered

similar themes. However, in the UK there were big differences. Whilst the Guardian and, to some extent, the Daily Mirror included a range of humanitarian themes, the

right-wing press promoted a hardline anti-refugee and migrant view. For example, 7.1% of the Sun’s articles featured humanitarian themes whilst the EU average was 38.3%. When it came to emphasising the threat that refugees and migrants pose the Daily Mail came in worst with 41.9% of its articles in comparison to an EU average of 8.9%. The researchers explain that in the EU press negative commentary about refugees and migrants is usually restricted to a reported

sentence or two. However, the British right-wing press continuously reinforce antirefugee and migrant themes throughout the story, editorial and comment pieces without any alternative view point being put forward. Does this matter? We cannot make an automatic link between the way in which immigrants are portrayed in the press and peoples’ attitudes towards them. However, it is likely that being constantly presented with one view point will have an impact on what you believe to be true. In recent research on EU attitudes towards immigration it was found that the Italians (57%), Greeks (56%) and Britons (48%) were the most likely to be in favour of more restrictive asylum policies. The Germans, Spaniards and Swedes tended to say that their asylum policies were about right. There may be various reasons for these differences in attitude but at least some blame must be laid at the door of irresponsible reporting. To read the whole article: ‘UK press is the most aggressive in reporting on Europe’s ‘migrant’ crisis’: https://theconversation.com /uk-press-is-the-mostaggressive-in-reporting-oneuropes-migrant-crisis-56083 Suzanne O’Connell


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ABOUT US GO SATELLITE was set up 12 years ago by husband and wife team. Ian has more than 20 years experience, having spent 10 years with SKY in Home Services in the UK, where he worked on the specialist heights team as well as SKY’s Prestigious VIP Team, which caters for the stars, therefore the quality of his workmanship is extremely high! After leaving SKY, Ian set up his own business in the UK and ran this very successfully for 5 years before moving to Spain. SERVICES WE OFFER We are here to help! We can arrange installation of TV direct from the satellite with no monthly subscription. We are able to make repairs to existing satellite systems, potentially saving you from additional costs. We are suppliers of Sky and Humax receivers direct from the UK. You will find we are the cheapest on the Costa Blanca. Ask us about Sky cards and subscriptions. We are not only here for your TV and Satellite solutions, but are able to offer help with internet and telephone.

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WHERE ARE WE? GO SATELLITE is based in Ciudad Quesada and covers most of the Costa Blanca. WHY ARE WE DIFFERENT? Ian said “Being a small company has its advantages. We offer a personal service and get to know all our customers by name. It’s important to us that people fully understand and are happy with the service we are providing. We realise that the technology involved can be confusing, but we are happy to spend time with our customers to ensure that they get the best system for their needs”. CUSTOMER SERVICE Any concerns of queries are dealt with in a clear and professional manner and clients can call Ian at any point if they have any queries. This ensures that all of their customers have complete peace of mind throughout the lifetime of the service. Added to that is the fact that GO SATELLITE is a fully legal, Spanish registered business that provides individual, company and community installations with a free no-obligation site survey. Go Satellite is going from strength to strength! SATISFIED CUSTOMERS! Over the past 12 years the company has installed hundreds of satellite TV systems for individuals, companies and communities. The Go Satellite system uses highest quality Portuguese manufactured dishes and requires NO monthly payments. Packages are available to suit everybody’s requirements and budget. GO SATELLITE offer expertise, reassurance and a proven track record, which can be backed up by many a satisfied customer. OTHER SERVICES Go Satellite not only provide television, but are also able to provide internet and telephone services. Packages are available to suit all with a switch on/off service available for non-residents.

COME AND MEET US! We have an office in the Business Centre, Calle Los Arcos No 7B, Ciudad Quesada, so you can now come and meet us and we will endeavour to help you with all of your TV queries. DISH ISSUES? Here at Go Satellite, we only use only top quality Portuguese dishes and Invacom LNBs. Sky Packages are also available. If you do not have room or do not wish to have a dish, give us a call, as we have a solution! At Go Satellite, we will endeavour to provide TV for everyone. So, if you are fed up of missing your favourite programmes or you have lost your TV signal and do not want to lose out any more, then call 965 725 670 or call into our office to find out more about GO SATELLITE and its services. Alternatively, check out the website: www.freetvspain.com


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Football pitches in dangerous state of repair Concerns have been raised with the OARI (Office for Attention to International Residents) about the state of some of the football and basketball pitches that were built in Torrevieja around 2010. Particular concerns surround the pitches in Calle Tirso de Molina which originally were part of a planned leisure facility to include a park and landscaping. Although the park and landscaping were never completed, the football pitches were and originally were well used until they fell into disrepair. Now local residents Anthony

and Andreena Lister, have contacted the OARI to raise their concerns about the state of the pitches and the need for urgent

repair to take place. ‘The wire netting around the pitch is broken and it is

particularly bad behind the goal next to the street,’ explains Anthony. ‘It is a danger to players and road users because footballs are continually being kicked through the gap in the netting and into the street.’ Anthony is also concerned because one of the poles providing a goal net for basketball has broken and is also in a dangerous state. Following his communication to Carlos González at OARI, Anthony received a reply. Carlos has passed on his concern and is anticipating that the repairs will be done before the end of April. Suzanne O’Connell

Fiddler on the Roof Studio32 the Costa Blanca’s leading amateur musical theatre company is well into its rehearsal schedule for the summer production of “Fiddler on the Roof”. This is by far the most ambitious musical they have attempted to date but it holds no fear for a very talented array of actors. The Fiddler is played by Jacob Baylis, pictured, one of our younger talents who recently played one of the hench rats Tuck - in the groups pantomime

“Dick Whittington”. Jacob appears at various points throughout the show, accompanying the lead role Tevye played by Bill Nicholson, and providing some haunting melodies to set the scenes. The audience will be treated to some fine acting, dancing and songs including “If I Were A Rich Man”, “Sunrise Sunset” and “Matchmaker Matchmaker”. Show dates are Wednesday 1st June to Saturday 4th June at the Cardenal Belluga Theatre in

San Fulgencio, all performances start at 7.30pm with doors open 7pm. Reserved seating tickets are now on sale, priced at 9 euros, and can be obtained by calling Philip on 642 080 258, by emailing tickets@studiothirtytwo.org , or from the following outlets: Tourist Information, La Marina 966 790 021, Cards & More, La Marina 966 790 954, The Card Place, Benijofar, 966 713 266 and Kennedy Supermarket, Los Montesinos 966 720 006.


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Triumph for ACTS Theatre Group’s first production

Play Director Albert Stokes (3rd from left) presents the cheque to the Mayor of BenijofarLuis Rodriguez Pérez There is a thirst for quality theatre productions here on the Costa Blanca as was proved by newcomer ACTS Theatre Group’s production of Mark Camoletti’s ‘Don’t Dress for Dinner’ which played for three evenings recently at the Cultural Centre in Benijofar. The group was formed by Tony and Angela Goddard to provide ‘a professional drama company in the area’ and while it may be new in name it is certainly not new in experience, featuring several familiar faces to local theatregoing audiences. The storyline is a beautifully engineered tale of confusion and misunderstanding. It all starts with what is supposed to be the perfect

weekend for husband Bernard (played by Ian Vallender), spending it with his mistress Suzanne (played by Robin Smith). His wife Jacqueline (played by

A scene from the play

Suzanne Stokes) is about to go and see her mother and Bernard has even laid on a Cordon Bleu cook, Suzette (played by Michelle Edwards) to do the catering. However the scene is set when Suzanne discovers that her husband Bernard has also invited Robert (played by Tony Goddard) along and Robert just happens to be Suzanne’s lover – I hope you are keeping up. Suzanne pretends her mother has developed a sudden case of the flu and cancels her trip in order to spend the weekend with Robert.This forces the Machiavellian Bernard to come up with a Baldrick like cunning plan to pass his mistress off as Robert’s mistress in order to cover his own tracks. It might still just have turned out well had Robert not mistaken the cook for Bernard’s mistress and so the seeds are sown for much hilarious confusion. As in all good farces things more or less sort themselves out at the end and a note of cold reality is eventually introduced at the end of the proceedings when Suzette’s very down to earth husband George (played by Michael Sheridan) appears on the scene to break the complex web of deceit sown over the two acts of the play and take his wife home. Farce is not easy to pull off well. It requires good timing, accuracy in presenting lines and the ability to maintain and control high emotion over a considerable period of time. It is too easy for the whole thing to degenerate into an awkward mess.

They say everybody has a book in them – a story to tell! Have you been contemplating writing your memoirs, or a Novel? Maybe getting your Family history published? Author and journalist Andrew Atkinson has over 30 years experience in the Media, having had 10 books published, with his latest book: ‘Formby’s Lost Love’ – the Biography of late ukulele legend George Formby’s fiancée Pat Howson. Andrew, who has homes in Los Montesinos, Alicante, Spain, and in Penwortham, Preston, Lancashire, in the UK, is now available to discuss your hopes of getting your dream book published: “Many people have contemplated writing a book – but never got round to doing it. Now is the time to put that right. An opportunity has arisen, insofar that I will help you realise your ambitions,” said Andrew. Andrew, who has appeared on Spanish television broadcasters Viva TV’s ‘Let’s Talk Show’, has worked for all the leading daily and national weekend newspapers in Britain during the last three decades; including the former News of The World, The Sun, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Daily Express, Daily Star, The Times, Daily Record, The Scotsman, Sunday Mail, the Belfast Telegraph, along with writing articles in glossy magazines – in both Spain and the UK – and appearing on BBC Radio. Other books published by Andrew Atkinson include: David Beckham – In at the Deep End; Racing into The Millennium; Sex Scandal of Penwortham Prior; and The Mad Monk: “I have vast knowledge within the Media, covering an ‘across the board’ wealth of experience, spanning over three decades. I am here to help you become an Author. Hopefully I can help people realise a dream of getting their book published,” said Andrew. If you are interested in Andrew helping you to get your book published email: lancashiremedia@gmail.com with your details. In return Andrew will personally give details of his services, including writing, proof reading, design, delivery, and the costs incurred, based on the book pages (pagination), colour, and the print run (number of books required) in both hard back and soft back finish. Quoting George Formby: “It lancashiremedia@gmail.com today.

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The simplest of mistakes or unexpected pauses can turn what should be a soufflé of entertainment into a flat omelette. Above all the audience needs to be persuaded that despite the absurdity of events unfolding before their eyes it is all perfectly plausible. On this occasion all the cast managed to create for the audience that spell that separates a special piece of theatre from the merely humdrum. Ian Vallender was suitably waspish, irritated and yet pleading whilst Tony Goddard as his old friend bore the brunt of being Bernard’s patsy like a trouper. Both Robin Smith as the mistress having to pretend to be a chef and Suzanne Stokes as Bernard’s wife and Robert’s mistress were wonderful foils to the men’s antics; whilst Michelle Edwards was hilarious as she moved on from merely being the caterer to taking on the role of first

Robert’s mistress and then of all things his niece as the occasion demanded to provide alibis and explanations for the men’s increasingly erratic and desperate manoeuvres. The audience clearly thoroughly enjoyed the performances which was underlined when the ACTS Theatre Group was able to donate €2500 to the Benijofar Social Fund to help those in need in the municipality. There to accept the donation after the performance on Saturday evening from the play’s director Albert Stokes was the Mayor of Benijofar, Luis Rodriguez Pérez. By the way if you missed the show or want to see it again it is available on You Tube at https://youtu.be/rAXwxmjJc2Q. After this admirable first production let us hope that this is the first of many from this very talented group. Paul Mutter

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Thousands of life insurance policies could be void Spain's Supreme Court has ruled that life insurance bonds for investment could be declared void. A recent Supreme Court ruling made in March 2015 has sent shockwaves through the many insurers that are offering single-premium life insurance policies. Whether named as unitlinked single-premium life assurance policy, life assurance bonds, capital assurance or any other more or less fanciful denomination, any life insurance bond made up solely for the purpose of investment faces one very serious prospect: being declared void by Spanish Courts. This ruling has not come from nowhere. For some years, the administrative section of the Spanish Supreme Court has been applying a not too wellknown article of the consolidated text of the Private Insurance Supervisory Act, which states the following: Article 4. Forbidden transactions and sanction of nullity.

It is forbidden for insurance companies, and its conclusion will determine it utter nullity and voidness, the following transactions: 1. Those that lack actuarial technical base But what does the term ‘actuarial base’ mean? Simply put, traditional actuarial base or science largely revolves around the analysis of mortality and the production of life tables, and the application of compound interest. This is exactly what these ‘life insurance’ policies, for want of a better word, actually lack. The Spanish highest Court, in declaring the nullity of these contracts in at least 8 rulings, has argued the following: “Judging by its features, this contract cannot be classed as an insurance policy but a capital investment”. “In normal insurance death impacts the assurer in such way that, when a claim occurs, it is the company that suffers a loss” “The blurring of the risk element is, in these contracts, complete and distorts the very

nature of an insurance contract” “If there is no transfer of risk from insured to insurer there is no insurance contract” “it makes no palpable difference if the insured lives or dies” “Where age or medical condition –absence of medical questionnaire being symptomaticare not parameters of any interest, the contract is doubtfully an insurance policy” “The nature of financial product has been repeatedly concluded by Section 3 of the Supreme Court” Judging by these conclusions, thousands of contracts signed by expats face a serious risk of nullity: to name a few, Lex Life/Altraplan’ life policies, Nordea’s Capital Managed Plan, Seb-Irish Life’s Spanish Portfolio Bond, Prudential’s Spanish International Prudence Bond, Old Mutual’s Executive Investment Bond, Danske Life/Danica Life – and there is no time limitation.


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any people, particularly those in the limelight are obsessed about attaining the perfect face or body and with plastic surgeons at hand, as well as air brushed photographs it is easier today than ever to have that Hollywood ‘smile’. However, we hear time and time again how stars of the screen are not happy even though they look a million dollars and have enough money to sink a ship. No amount of botox can replace the person we are inside. Love and wisdom arises from within, and this little story says it all!

The lion cub who thought he was a goat A young Lion cub was walking along the forest when he lost his mother. He was hungry and frightened when he saw ahead of him a familyof goats that looked after him and brought him up as one of their own. It didn’t take long before the little cub started to bleat like the other goats although the sound he made wasn’t quite like his ‘goat

brothers and sisters’. One day, the goats were eating in a grassy field, when a big Lion passed by. The young goats ran and hid behind some trees as they had been told by their parents that sometimes Lions would eat goat for their supper. The big lion had already had his meal, but was surprised to see a young lion cub running off to hide with the goats. He went over to the cub and asked, "What are you doing here with these goats?" The cub was scared but he said “What do you mean; these are my goat brothers and sisters. I am also a goat”. The Large Lion couldn’t understand what was going on but he realised that something was amiss so he said “Why do you think you are a goat?” This question confused the cub. Couldn't the lion see he was a goat? Nobody had ever questioned his ‘goatness’ before and the cub became suspicious and frightened of the Lion. Maybe it wanted to eat him. "Please, just leave me alone so I can play with my goat brothers and sisters and go home to my goat parents." implored

the cub, "Everything is just fine here with us goats." However, the lion couldn't bear to let this poor cub live on in such delusion. After all, he was the king of the forest, not a lowly goat. "Come with me," the lion said, leading the cub to a nearby stream. "Look into the waters and see your true nature." The cub walked up to the water's edge. He had drunk from these waters many times before, but had never bothered to look at his reflection before, breaking the water's surface. As he peered into the waters, the cub saw his own majestic face and began to roar with amazement and joy. Isn’t this a wonderful story? Yes it’s a fable, but the meaning behind it is true. The cub trusted his own heart – he would gradually become the King of the jungle but he was so humble – giving his love to the goat family and receiving their love in return. Appearances didn’t get in the way of who he really was. Many people base their self image on the opinions of others and don’t realise their own true identity.

When I went for my audition as cohost on the show Rescue Mediums I was running around worrying about what to wear, and looked in the mirror saying to myself look at the state of your hair, you can’t go like that! Then I heard my main Spirit Guide say “It’s not a fashion show you know – go and enjoy it and just be yourself”. I realised in an instant how wise those words were and realised I was being told off in the nicest possible way! I did as he bid, and I got the job because I had no expectations and it wasn’t perfect hair they wanted! It was me, just as I am, enjoying working with spirit and the angels, and feeling blessed to have been given such a very special

gift that I can share with others. Remember - never try to be like anyone else. You are unique and perfect just the way you are. So the next time you are looking at your reflection in the mirror, instead of pulling yourself apart, look straight into your own eyes and say “I love and accept myself for who I am”. Do this every day and start to believe in you! When you truly believe that you deserve the best in life and stop comparing yourself to others, everything will start to slot into place and you will attract the right type of people into your life who will love you, the real YOU - because it's what's inside that counts......


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The freemasons make a come back in Spain It probably won’t be a surprise to the majority of people that communists, Jews and socialists were the target of Franco’s genocide. But Freemasons? The Freemasons were, in fact, one of the groups most loathed by General Francisco Franco to the point that he campaigned to have them all either killed off, imprisoned or driven out of the country during his rule. But why? This is the question that El País has asked recently as the Freemasons gradually have made a come back into Spain after years of exile. The paper tentatively suggests that part of his dislike might have been fuelled by the fact that both his brother and father were masons and that he disliked them both and had himself been rejected by a lodge. What isn’t in doubt is the devastating effect that Franco had on this group of people during and after the civil war in Spain. In 1936 there were 6,000 masons in Spain but by the time that Franco was well and truly in control of the country, freemasonry was outlawed and freemasons obliterated. No one should underestimate the viciousness with which Franco ran down and had murdered this group of people. Many were subjected to firing squads or long term prison sentences during which many chose to commit suicide to avoid systematic torture. Franco was ruthless in his search for the opposition even when the war was over. It was

sufficient simply to be found in possession of a union card, to have once been a freemason or have voted for the Republic to be killed on the spot. Franco made it clear that he intended to eradicate socialism, communism, liberal democracy and freemasonry from Spain for centuries to come. However, Franco’s dislike of the masons didn’t always do him good in his political aspirations. He was something of a social climber and keen to be accepted by the big guns on the political stage. In 1958, according to El País, whilst ingratiating himself with the US, he made the mistake of adding the Freemasons to his list of groups to be obliterated. The visiting US senators were a little surprised at this and pointed out that one of them was in fact a mason and the other a Jew. A combination that in any other circumstance might have been worthy of the death penalty as far as Franco was concerned. Following this, Franco is reported to have kept his opinion about the Freemasons to himself. Now, the Freemasons are gradually making a return. But it’s not been an easy transition for them. Even after Franco was dead and buried, they continued to be ostracised and unwelcome in many circles. It may take a while for them to rebuild the strong base they once held in the country but their spirit of determination suggests that they will. Suzanne O’Connell

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Spain boosts security at airports after Brussels attacks Spain has beefed up security at its airports in the aftermath of the deadly attacks on the Brussels airport and its metro system, Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz said.

“A catalogue of operational measures whose goal is to reinforce security at airports has been adopted. Obvious reasons allow me not to give you more details about those measures,” he told a news conference. Spain will maintain the nation’s state of alert at a level of four out of five on the ‘unanimous’ recommendation of Spanish antiterror experts, he added. Level four is the highest level since March, 11,

2004, when 10 bombs exploded in four trains in Madrid killing 191 people and injuring more than 1,800 others. An official investigation determined

that the attacks were directed by an Al-Qaeda-inspired cell. The bombings in the Brussels metro and the Zaventem airport just outside the Belgian capital, claimed by the Islamic State group, left around 35 dead and scores more injured. There are no known Spanish fatalities after the attack but four Spaniards had been hospitalised, the interior minister said. Their injuries did not appear to be serious, he added.

“It is a black day for Belgium but also for the rest of Europe,” the minister said. Earlier Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said it was “a sad day for all decent human beings. Nobody is safe from indiscriminate attacks. Terrorism is a global threat against freedom and rights. There is no religion which supports such criminal fanaticism. There is no possible justification for this barbarity,” he said. Anti-Jihad prosecutor in Spain's National Court, Dolores Delgado, says there is no connection between the arrest of Paris terror fugitive Salah Abdesalam and the fatal shooting of one of his DAESH colleagues, and the morning’s attacks at Zaventem airport and Maelbeek metro station. She says the Brussels bombings were not an improvised revenge reaction, but would have been planned to coincide with Easter week when air travel and public transport movements were at their peak. “An attack of this magnitude takes a lot of planning, and could not have been organised in the four days since Abdesalam's arrest”, she insists. And the aim is always to 'cause as much chaos as possible'. She reveals that Belgian authorities had known for some time that an attack of this nature in the country was likely to occur, and several in the planning stages have already been

thwarted. Although Spain has upped its terrorism risk alert level to 4 – the highest being 5 – since the Paris attacks, Sra Delgado says the danger is no higher on Spanish soil than anywhere else in Europe; if anything, it is considerably lower. Spain has 363 people under close scrutiny by Intelligence services for their direct or indirect connections with DAESH terrorism, and between 133 and 135 Jihad recruits trained in combat – some of whom have returned from Syria, some in prison, but very few still walking the streets – but France and Belgium are aware of between 1,300 and 1,400 people who have left for Syria. Delgado says the risk of terror attacks in a given country is directly proportionate to the number of residents who have joined DAESH and have been to, or plan to go to, Syria or Iraq for combat training. In France and Belgium, DAESH recruits are second- and thirdgeneration Algerians and Moroccans who are French and Belgian and, in some cases, their parents are, too, having been born there. They often live in ghettos – France in particular has always had trouble with poor integration and few community facilities and services in its outers suburbs, leading to crime, drugs and conflict in these areas, and

Brussels' Molenbeek district is another suburb home to ghettos occupied by descendants of north African migrants.

Integration But in Spain 'we do not have that type of profile', Delgado stresses – even though some parts of Spain have higher concentrations of secondand third-generation Muslims, such as Ceuta and Melilla due to their land borders with Morocco, and the Mediterranean coast. Spain's international residents are treated as any other part of society and services and facilities exist to help foreigners with different needs to natives, as well as active integration policies meaning the likelihood of vulnerable Spanish-born youths becoming directionless, feeling ostracised by their own country and turning into cannon fodder for DAESH recruiters is much more remote than in other nations where they are kept on the fringes of society for generations. “That's why integration policies are so vital,” Sra Delgado stresses. “Spain's all-inclusive approach to other nationalities means the proportion of potential or actual combat-trained Jihad fighters in the country is less than 10 percent of that of France or Belgium.”


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QUESADA GOLF. DETACHED VILLA WITH ALMOST 400M PLOT, 3 BEDS, 3 BATHS, NICE KITCHEN, BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED THROUGHOUT, KIDNEY SHAPED POOL, OFF ROAD PARKING, LARGE STORAGE UNIT, BBQ, FULLY AIR CONDITIONED THROUGHOUT HOT AND COLD, EASY MAINTENANCE GARDEN, FULLY WALLED AND PRIVATE LOCATION. PRICE 175,000 EUROS. DIVORCE SALE, OWNERS ARE MINDED TO SELL, AND ANY SERIOUS CLOSE OFFERS WILL BE GIVEN EQUALLY SERIOUS CONSIDERATION. ALL PHOTOS AVAILABLE IN OFFICE. WALKING DISTANCE TO LOCAL BARS, SUPERMARKETS ETC. EXCELLENT VALUE, VIEWING ESSENTIAL TO APPRECIATE THIS PROPERTY.

La Horadada, close to Los Montesinos, semi detached villa, 3 beds, 2 baths, living dining room, scope to extend, large driveway to suit motorhome parking, space for own pool, yet beautifull communal pool 4 minutes walk away. Walking distance to the centre of Los Montesinos with various banks, bars, and restaurants, supermarket 3 minutes walk away! Viewing essential to appreciate all.

San Luis, semi-detached villa with large plot, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, large kitchen, living room and dining room, plus separate guest suite of bedroom and bathroom, large garage, rooftop solarium with lovely views, outside BBQ area, so many extras, too many to list. No pool, but space for. Located within easy walking distance to all amenities, a family home, not a holiday home.

Quesada, detached villa with 2 beds, 1 bathroom, lovely kitchen, two living rooms, legal extension, mature garden, off road parking, with brick built storage unit underneath, this property is presented immaculately, and represents spacious accommodation with recent extension, many, many extras too numerous to list, or indeed very close offers. Viewing essential.

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El Raso, large semi detached villa, 3 beds, 2 baths, 2 separate reception areas, large kitchen, lovely garden, walking distance to the commercial area, beautifull communal pool, fully furnished to a very high standard, divorce sale, priced at 175,000 euros, but owners are very minded to sell. To view the property is to buy it!!!!!!

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Quesada, detached villa with huge underbuild, own pool, good views, 3 beds, 2 baths, plus underbuild with separate kitchen and bathroom, ideal granny annexe, teenager annexe, 500sqm plot, very tastefully furnished.

Quesada, detached villa with 2 beds, 1 bath, 550m plot, above ground swimming pool, walking distance to Dona Pepa Gama supermarket. First time for sale in 27 years, needs minor TLC to make immaculate, yet perfectly serviceable now. Scope for extension, priced sensibly at 149, 950 euros. These properties are hard to find, you need to be quick.

Quesada, mid terrace bungalow with 2 beds, 1 bathroom, dining room with beautiful kitchen, plus extension to make a large living room. Off road parking, front garden fully tiled, south facing. This is the best one I have seen in 15 years, fully furnished to an excellent standard. Price 79,000 euros, but owner is serious to sell, and will negotiate. Full photos in office. Located walking distance to supermarket, bars and restaurants.

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Benijofar, new build villas, 3 bed, 2 bath, private pool, under floor heating, 400m2 plot - Price 240,200€

Quesada, 3 bed, 2 bath villa, Communal pool, located nr the country club, air conditioning, needs lick of paint, hence price - Price 79,995€

Los Montesinos. 3 bed, 2 bath semi-detached villa. Communal pool, fully furnished + A/C, off road parking, solarium. Price 99,999€

NEW OFFICE NOW OPEN, OPP. SANTANDER BANK, NR THE ARCHES. You can also visit us at our El Raso office on Commercial El Campico next to The Hot Stone Restaurant, for more information on the above properties and many others available. We will be happy to give advice on the buying or selling process in Spain and look forward to meeting you at either office. Pop in to see us for our new commission deals.

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CD Montesinos is a bigger club than I thought coach Roberto BY ANDREW ATKINSON Costa Blanca People Exclusive CD MONTESINOS coach Roberto Cases exclusively told the Costa Blanca People he didn't realise how big the Segunda 2nd Regional Grupo 15 club is: “It's bigger than I thought,” he revealed. "Since I arrived at CD Montesinos the committee and the fans have shown me that it is a bigger club than I thought," said former Torrevieja player Roberto. And Roberto, who replaced Juanpe after seven years in charge, said: "Having replaced Juanpe this season as coach I felt no pressure - I put my own pressure on." Roberto, who has won 14 games and drawn four from 25 fixtures going into the Easter game against Grupo Caliche, said: "I put pressure on myself. I am always putting pressure on myself. "And I try to put that pressure across to the players - in a positive way." The Los Montesinos, Alicante based club saw their hopes of a play-off spot fade after an unexpected home defeat against lowly Formentera CF, leaving them in seventh place. With striker Carlos ruled out through injury for the remainder of the season and Macan sidelined following sustaining a neck injury in training coach Roberto's woes pile up. "Unfortunately we have a very small squad, and with injuries to players this season, that can make a difference, it's been a blow," said Roberto.

With recent home defeats against Formentera CF and Callosa Deportivo 'B' at The Municipal Stadium, Roberto said: "After seven games undefeated and to lose against Callosa it was a bad day. "Other results went our way - a win could have seen us go up the table. That's football. After the disappointing defeat against Callosa it was always going to make it difficult to reach the play-offs." And Roberto added: "Games are running out. Having to play the same players, week-in, week-out, and having a small squad, it makes it difficult." CD Montesinos have averaged crowds of over 200 fans during the course of the 2015-16 campaign vociferously backed by the 'Full Monte' Supporters. “After eight months here I now understand that CD Montesinos are a big club, at this level," said Roberto. “That has been shown by the way the committee works hard - and the way our fans respond to us on match days this season," added Roberto.” NEXT WEEK: The Costa Blanca People interview CD Montesinos President Felipe who exclusively talks to Andrew Atkinson. Above: Costa Blanca People sports correspondent Andrew Atkinson exclusively interviews CD Montesinos coach Roberto.

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Detached villa, 3 bed, 2 bath, 120m2 plot, 85m2 build, communal pool. REF. 275

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Detached villa, 2 bed, 2 bath, 500m2 plot, 95m2 build, space for pool. REF.199

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Warcraft (2016) Rating 8.0 An epic fantasy/adventure based on the popular video game series. Director: Duncan Jones Writers: Duncan Jones (screenplay), Charles Leavitt (screenplay) Stars: Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Toby Kebbell

Risen (2016) Rating 6.9 In 33 AD, a Roman Tribune in Judea is tasked to find the missing body of an executed Jew rumored to have risen from the dead. Director: Kevin Reynolds Writers: Kevin Reynolds (screenplay), Paul Aiello (screenplay) Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton, Peter Firth

Eddie the Eagle (2016) Rating 7.5 The story of Eddie Edwards, the notoriously tenacious British underdog ski jumper who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics. Director: Dexter Fletcher Writers: Sean Macaulay (screenplay), Simon Kelton (screenplay) Stars: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Tom Costello Jr.

Jungle Book (2016) An orphan boy is raised in the jungle with the help of a pack of wolves, a bear, and a black panther. Director: Jon Favreau Writers: Justin Marks (screenplay), Rudyard Kipling (book) Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba, Christopher Walken

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News from los Montesinos Siestas bad for your health

A minute’s silence outside Los Montesinos Town Hall in the wake of the Brussels bombings.

Los Montesinos Mayor Jose Butron (centre) held talks with the Director General of Urbanism. Los Montesinos Mayor Jose Manuel Butron has held a meeting with the directorGeneral of Urbanism - in a bid to look for alternatives and solutions - for the drafting of the general plan within Valencia. The Alicante based Province asked the Director of Equality to request help from Valencia in the implementation of policies of equal opportunities between men and women in Los Montesinos for a sustainable municipality. The meeting looked at the social, economic and environmental areas. Also in the Vega Baja town a minute’s silence was held outside Los Montesinos town hall following the terrorist bombings in Brussels. The minute's silence was staged in solidarity with the families of the deceased and injured in the bombings, that took place on March 22.

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Also members of the town hall and residents of Los Montesinos sent their support to the Montesineros and Montesineras who remain in Brussels - in the wake of the atrocities - that they return safely to Los Montesinos soon.

Spain’s popular ‘national yoga’ – the famous siesta – could be dangerous to health unless it is capped at 40 minutes, maximum, claim recent studies. Long naps in the daytime can lead to so-called‘metabolic syndrome’, a cluster of health conditions including high cholesterol, high blood pressure, excess waist fat and high blood-sugar levels, all of which can lead to heart problems, stroke and diabetes. Being exceptionally tired throughout the day and ‘carrying on regardless’ is also linked to the same ailments. Dr Tomohide Yamada, diabetes specialist at Tokyo University carried out 21 investigations involving a total of 307,237 people – a mix of western and Asian subjects – and extrapolated data from his previous research. Among the studies, each of the subjects was asked to fill in a questionnaire, giving responses about whether or not they took a siesta in the daytime, or slept in daylight hours at all, whether they felt sleepy during the day, among other topics. Their medical history, and whether or not they suffered type II diabetes, cardiovascular problems or obesity was taken into account. A direct relationship between length of time spent on siestas and incidence of metabolic syndrome was found: those who took siestas of no more than 40 minutes showed no increased risk, but the danger rose significantly in those whose daytime naps went on for longer. An hour-and-a-half-long siesta increases the risk by 50 percent, as does feeling tired or sleepy in the daytime, whilst the danger actually went down in those whose siestas lasted less than half an hour. Overall, taking a siesta lasting longer than an hour pushed the risk up by as much as 82 percent, and increased the likelihood of death from cardiovascular problems by 27 percent. Siestas of more than an hour were found to cause a rise of 46 percent in the probability of acquiring diabetes, rising to 56 percent for those who were tired in the daytime. Dr Yamada concluded that future studies should centre on the opposite effect: whether shorter siestas

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Short nap Despite common misconception, the siesta in Spain is not an all-afternoon affair: most of the long lunch break, which ranges from around two hours in office jobs in major cities through to four or five hours or even longer in small towns or rural areas and family-run businesses, is taken up by eating a full meal, taking time over it and chatting to the family or colleagues either at home or in a restaurant whilst relaxing to let food go down. Siestas are generally only taken by those workers who live very nearby and max out their lunch break. They rarely last more than 15 to 30 minutes – Spaniards generally sleep for well under half an hour, although some may even put their pyjamas on and go to bed for that time. Overall, those who do so say it refreshes them and leaves them less tired and more energetic for the rest of the day's work.

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Long lasting droughts Easter weather on the horizon

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o said weather experts Aemet, which celebrated World Meteorological Day under the slogan: ‘Warmer, drier and more humid – we face the future’. According to the state metrological agency, the tendencies of the winters in Spain, more gentle and with a 30 percent drop in precipitation, especially in the south, will increase the intensity and duration of the droughts, the natural disaster which most concerns the Spanish. The warning came in an interview with Ernesto Rodríguez, area chief of Climate Modelling and Evaluation of the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet). Against the background of an increase in global extreme conditions, the forecasting models for the Iberian Peninsular are ‘more gentle and warm winters’, such as the one which has just finished - the second warmest since 1961, said Rodríguez. In this context, a significant part of Spanish territory will be classified as‘arid zones’and therefore subjected to seasonal droughts and vulnerable to desertification. We can’t forget, - he continued – that the Mediterranean Sea is the largest zone on the planet where we expect a clear reduction in water supplies. Referring to precipitation, the climatologist argued the situation signifies a lower amount of rainfall, especially in the south. This would leave the obvious problem of how to distribute the scant rainfall over the year, if the droughts continue intense and continuous. Rodriguez said: “The problem with precipitation is it is more difficult to observe and predict given its multidecades cycles, however, the current tendencies signal a lower amount of precipitation (between 10 and 30 down) in the south at the end of the century.” Regarding extreme natural phenomena, the expert explained that although the drought continues to be the national disaster of most concern to the Spanish, we have valued the need for adaptive measures to gradually implement in Spanish cities. As a climatologist he praised the advantages of

renewable energies, when more is better, not only in Spain, but in any country which gives any serious import to avoid the continued accumulation of greenhouse gases at a global level.

Awareness There is a lack of climatic awareness’ he said, explaining that people, in their role as consumers, could play a vital role in the mitigation of climate change, if in their daily customs (shopping, leisure and transport) they chose to adapt to other ways of living more respectful of the climate, and to halt the ‘devourers of coal’ However, such a life change to address the effect of greenhouse gases would require ‘profound changes’ in daily habits and in the conscience of the consumer, which sometimes is difficult to make. One inefficient use of energy is home heating, driving to work in your own car, taking holidays the other side of the world, or consuming food out of season, together lift CO2 levels to ‘tremendous’ levels, unless the population were aware and conscious to avoid it, added the expert in climatology. In terms of foodstuffs, he added, the expansion of world trading of food has shot up the effects of contaminating gases in their production, and transport and many consumers are unaware of the damaging ecological footprint created by the items they consume. To reverse this situation, the products must be better labelled, next to the price and place of origin, and its carbon footprint, with the only objective of ‘raising awareness’ of the consumer in the fight against climate change, insisted the meteorologist.

The coldest-ever temperature in history over the week that Easter 2016 has fallen in was in the centrenorthern province of Palencia, in Castilla y León, at -7.9ºC – and the warmest, curiously, was in its 'rhyming province' on the east coast, Valencia, at 33.2ºC. State meteorological agency AEMET has studied its figures over the last 35 years across the country for the week of March 20 to 28 in a bid to work out what could have been the likely forecast for Easter this year, but the variations are so huge that only vague averages could be given. On average, it has rained for between three and four days over this period since 1981, meaning a 40 percent chance of a wet Easter this year, and average temperatures for this week sit between 12ºC and 14ºC – but this takes the vast climatic disparities across the whole country into account, as well as thermometer readings from the coldest part of the night in northern, inland areas compared with the warmest part of the day in Mediterranean and southern locations – even without including the Canary Islands in the equation. Average temperatures for this last full week in March have sat at around 8ºC in the northern half, with lows of 3ºC and highs of 14ºC, cloudy skies and fog, reaching an average of 16ºC in southern and eastern coastal areas, with typical highs of 20ºC and lows of 10ºC. For the Balearic Islands, averages reach around 15ºC and, in the Canaries, 19ºC, whilst altitudes of over 2,000 metres sit at a chilly 6.6ºC. Over the week Easter falls on this year, in 1988, records of 33.2ºC were seen in Valencia – the warmest province in the country that year over the last full week in March – followed closely by 32.6ºC in the province of Alicante which borders Valencia to the south. But in the same week in 2007, Castilla y León was in the depths of a harsh winter: Palencia's 7.9ºC in the daytime was not out of the ordinary

in the context of its wider region, with Salamanca seeing the mercury plummet to -7ºC, Valladolid suffering -6.6ºC, León lighting the fires and wrapping itself in blankets to combat temperatures of -6.4ºC, and the region's most northerly province of Burgos, whose capital is famous for its soft white cheese and Spain's second-largest and arguably most breathtakingly-spectacular cathedral, shivered as the mercury plunged to -5.5ºC.


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7.15am 8.00am 9.00am 10.00am 12.00pm 1.00pm 1.05pm 1.35pm 2.20pm 3.05pm 4.40pm 5.25pm 6.15pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 9.00pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 11.30pm 12.05am 1.25am 3.20am 4.20am 5.20am 6.20am

ITV2 7.00am 7.10am 7.30am 8.20am 9.00am 9.30am 10.00am Records 10.35am 11.15am 12.15pm 1.10pm 1.45pm 2.15pm 2.45pm 3.35pm 4.40pm 5.45pm 6.50pm 7.50pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 11.05pm

Catchphrase Dinner Date Royal Pains Emmerdale Emmerdale You've Been Framed! The Ellen DeGeneres Show The Jeremy Kyle Show The Jeremy Kyle Show The Jeremy Kyle Show Take Me Out The Hot Desk You've Been Framed! You've Been Framed! Two and a Half Men Two and a Half Men The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift FYI Daily The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

7.00am 7.15am 7.30am 8.30am 10.20am 10.30am 2.00pm 2.15pm 2.30pm 4.30pm 5.00pm 5.30pm 6.00pm 6.30pm 7.00pm 8.00pm 11.15pm 11.45pm 12.00am 12.20am 12.35am 12.50am 3.00am 3.15am 4.15am 4.30am 5.00am

Football Gold Football Gold WWE Main Event Live Super Rugby Sky Scholars Premier League Darts Football Gold Football Gold The Premier League Years La Liga Show 2015 Premier League 100 Club Barclays Premier League World Game Changers La Liga Show 2015 The Fantasy Football Club Football Barclays Premier League Preview Sporting Triumphs Boxing Gold Boxing Gold Super League Highlights Football Super League Highlights The Fantasy Football Club Sporting Triumphs Barclays Premier League Preview The Premier League Years

7.00am 7.45am 8.35am 9.05am 9.35am 10.00am 10.30am 11.00am 11.30am 12.00pm 1.00pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.30pm 4.00pm 4.30pm 5.00pm 5.30pm 6.00pm 6.30pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 12.15am 12.45am 1.15am 2.25am

Charmed Charmed Hollyoaks Rules of Engagement Rules of Engagement New Girl New Girl Baby Daddy Baby Daddy Charmed Charmed How I Met Your Mother How I Met Your Mother The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Baby Daddy Baby Daddy How I Met Your Mother How I Met Your Mother The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Hollyoaks Brooklyn Nine-Nine The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Terminator Salvation The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Tattoo Fixers The Goldbergs

Sky Movies Premiere Robot Overlords

8.45am

Tracers

10.30am

Kung Fu Panda 3: Special

11.00am

The Captive

1.00pm

Robot Overlords

2.45pm

Zootropolis: Special

3.00pm

Entourage

5.00pm

Jurassic World

7.15pm

Tracers

9.00pm

Jurassic World

11.10pm

Entourage

1.00am

The Captive

3.00am

Stage Fright

4.45am

Tracers

6.30am

Kung Fu Panda 3: Special

ITV1 7.00am 9.30am 10.25am 11.30am 1.30pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 4.00pm 5.00pm 6.00pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 11.40pm 2.10am 4.00am 4.50am

Sky Sports 1

The Hot Desk Planet's Funniest Animals Dinner Date The Ellen DeGeneres Show Emmerdale Emmerdale Totally Bonkers Guinness World

7.00am

Call the Council Homes Under the Hammer Sea Cities Victoria Derbyshire BBC Newsroom Live The A to Z of TV Cooking The Chef's Protege Wogan: The Best of Talking Pictures Angels One Five The Indian Doctor Coast Australia Antiques Road Trip Eggheads Too Much TV The Enemy Files Perry and Croft: Made in Britain Gardeners' World Celebrity Mastermind Two Doors Down Newsnight Lilting I Am Love Inside Obama's White House Land of Hope and Glory British Country Life The Estate We're in This is BBC Two

Good Morning Britain Lorraine The Jeremy Kyle Show This Morning Gok's Lunchbox ITV Lunchtime News Judge Rinder Dickinson's Real Deal Tipping Point The Chase ITV News London ITV Evening News Emmerdale Coronation Street Best Walks with a View with Julia Bradbury Coronation Street Billy Connolly's Tracks Across America ITV News at Ten and Weather A View to a Kill Jackpot247 Murder, She Wrote ITV Nightscreen

Sky 1 7.00am 8.00am 9.00am 9.30am 10.00am 11.00am 12.00pm 1.00pm 2.00pm 3.00pm 4.00pm 5.00pm 5.30pm 6.00pm 6.30pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.00am 12.30am 1.00am 2.00am 3.00am 4.00am 5.00am 6.00am

Glee Glee Futurama Futurama Hawaii Five-0 Hawaii Five-0 NCIS: Los Angeles Hawaii Five-0 Hawaii Five-0 Supergirl Supergirl Yonderland Yonderland The Simpsons Futurama Futurama The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons Supergirl A League of Their Own Duck Quacks Don't Echo The Simpsons The Simpsons NCIS: Los Angeles Hawaii Five-0 Hawaii Five-0 Dogs Might Fly Stargate SG-1 Stargate SG-1

7.00am 7.10am 7.35am 8.35am 9.40am 10.40am 11.05am 11.35am 12.00pm 1.05pm 2.10pm 3.15pm 4.10pm 5.15pm 5.50pm 6.20pm 6.55pm 8.00pm 9.00pm 11.00pm 1.05am 2.05am 2.10am

Movies Now Doctor in the House Heartbeat Where the Heart is The Royal Judge Judy Judge Judy Judge Judy The Darling Buds of May Murder, She Wrote Heartbeat The Royal Where the Heart is Doctor in the House On the Buses On the Buses Heartbeat Murder, She Wrote Agatha Christie's Marple A Touch of Frost Steptoe and Son Ride Again FYI Daily Steptoe and Son Ride Again

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appears to backfire. provides Buster with a sympathetic ear - but does he have other ideas in mind? EMMERDALE Liv moves in with Aaron, but spies on him and Robert, hoping to provide Gordon with information that will damage the prosecution’s case. Kerry plans an April Fools prank on Dan which

Channel 4 7.00am 7.45am 8.10am 8.35am 9.00am 9.30am 10.00am 10.30am 11.00am 11.30am 12.00pm 12.25pm 12.50pm 12.55pm 2.35pm 3.05pm 4.05pm 4.55pm 6.35pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.05am 12.40am 1.40am 3.15am 3.45am 4.15am 5.10am 6.10am 6.25am

CORONATION STREET Liz is concerned about Michelle's rekindled interest in Will, and Sarah becomes overprotective of Harry. Meanwhile, Izzy is down when she doesn’t get the medication she needs, and Sharif is shocked when an Environmental Health officer demands to inspect the chicken coop.

Countdown The Goldbergs The Goldbergs The Goldbergs Everybody Loves Raymond Everybody Loves Raymond Frasier Frasier The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Shipping Wars Shipping Wars Channel 4 News Summary Formula 1 The Big Bang Theory Deal or No Deal Countdown Formula 1 The Simpsons The Simpsons Hollyoaks Channel 4 News Unreported World Food Unwrapped Travel Man Gogglebox The Last Leg Raised by Wolves First Dates The Keep Friday Night Dinner Friday Night Dinner Kirstie's Fill Your House for Free Location, Location, Location Kirstie's Fill Your House for Free Deal or No Deal

BBC 4 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.30am 1.00am 1.35am 2.35am 4.05am 4.35am 4.40am

World News Today Top of the Pops: 1981 Sir Peter Maxwell Davies: Master and Maverick Meat Loaf: In and Out of Hell Heavy Metal Britannia Metal at the BBC Top of the Pops: 1981 Meat Loaf: In and Out of Hell Heavy Metal Britannia Metal at the BBC Sounds of the Sixties This is BBC Four

9.55am

Jamie's Money Saving Meals

10.35am

Food Unwrapped

11.05am

Come Dine with Me Abroad

12.10pm

Four in a Bed

12.45pm

Four in a Bed

1.15pm

Four in a Bed

1.50pm

Four in a Bed

2.25pm

Four in a Bed

2.55pm

Come Dine with Me

3.25pm

Come Dine with Me

4.00pm

Come Dine with Me

4.35pm

Come Dine with Me

5.05pm

Come Dine with Me

5.40pm

A Place in the Sun

6.45pm

A Place in the Sun

7.50pm

Great Canal Journeys

8.55pm

Grand Designs

10.00pm

Blue Eyes

11.10pm

Kingdom of Heaven

1.55am

Grand Designs

3.00am

The Good Wife

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The Wotwots!

7.10am

Chloe's Closet

7.20am

Lily's Driftwood Bay

7.30am

Fireman Sam

7.40am

Wissper

7.50am

Peppa Pig

7.55am

Pip Ahoy!

8.10am

Little Princess

8.20am

Bob the Builder

8.35am

Thomas and Friends

8.50am

Noddy in Toyland

9.00am

Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom

9.15am

Peppa Pig

9.25am

Peppa Pig

9.35am

Paw Patrol

9.50am

Bananas in Pajamas

10.00am

Toot the Tiny Tugboat

10.15am

The Wright Stuff

12.15pm

Cowboy Builders

1.10pm

5 News Lunchtime

1.15pm

Pets Make You Laugh Out Loud

2.15pm

Home and Away

2.45pm

Neighbours

3.15pm

NCIS

4.15pm

Family Secrets

6.25pm

5 News at 5

6.30pm

Neighbours

7.00pm

Home and Away

7.30pm

5 News Tonight

8.00pm

The Gadget Show

9.00pm

That's So... 1994

10.00pm

Police Interceptors

11.00pm

The Last Stand

1.10am

Super Casino

4.10am

Trauma Doctors: Every Second Counts

5.00am

All New Super Scary Plane Landings

5.45am

House Doctor

6.10am

House Doctor

6.35am

House Doctor

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Hogan's Heroes Hogan's Heroes The Chase The Professionals The Sweeney Ax Men The Chase The Professionals Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Storage Wars Storage Wars Hogan's Heroes Hogan's Heroes The Sweeney The Professionals Storage Wars Storage Wars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars The Goodwood Members' Meeting The Krays FYI Daily The Krays

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A new theme park is built on the original site of Jurassic Park. Everything is going well until the park's newest attraction--a genetically modified giant stealth killing machine--escapes containment and goes on a killing spree. Director: Colin Trevorrow Writers: Rick Jaffa (screenplay), Amanda Silver (screenplay) Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins


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7.00am 11.00am 12.30pm 1.00pm 1.05pm 1.10pm 1.50pm 2.00pm 3.00pm 4.00pm 5.00pm 6.20pm 6.50pm 7.00pm 7.05pm 7.10pm 8.00pm 10.05pm 10.55pm 11.05pm 11.20pm 11.25pm 12.55am 2.10am 2.15am

Breakfast Saturday Kitchen Live MasterChef BBC News Weather Football Focus Saturday Sportsday Bargain Hunt Homes Under the Hammer Escape to the Continent Final Score Now You See It BBC News Regional News Weather Can't Touch This The Voice UK Casualty The National Lottery Live BBC News Weather Match of the Day Salvage Weather for the Week Ahead BBC News

BBC2 7.30am

I Remember Mama

9.40am

The Women's Football Show

10.10am

A Distant Trumpet

12.00pm

Natural World

1.00pm

Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul

2.00pm

The Best Dishes Ever

2.30pm

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Talking Pictures

3.20pm 5.00pm

Flog It!

6.00pm

Big Dreams, Small Spaces

7.00pm

Gardeners' World

7.30pm

Bake Off Crème de la Crème

8.30pm

Tribes, Predators and Me

9.30pm

Dad's Army

10.00pm

John Le Mesurier: It's

11.00pm

Quartet

12.35am

The Lady

2.40am

This is BBC Two

6.45am

Great British Garden Revival

All Been Rather Lovely

ITV2 7.00am 9.35am 12.00pm 1.35pm 2.30pm 3.25pm 4.25pm 4.30pm 5.25pm 6.30pm 7.30pm 7.35pm 8.35pm 9.35pm 9.40pm 11.00pm 11.50pm 12.20am 12.45am 1.15am 1.45am 2.45am 2.50am 3.35am 3.45am 6.45am

Emmerdale Omnibus Coronation Street Omnibus Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway The Almost Impossible Gameshow Scorpion A Little Princess FYI Daily A Little Princess Britain's Got More Talent Happy Feet FYI Daily Happy Feet The Mummy Returns FYI Daily The Mummy Returns Celebrity Juice Family Guy Family Guy American Dad! American Dad! The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift FYI Daily The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift The Hot Desk Teleshopping ITV2 Nightscreen

Robot Overlords

8.45am

Tracers

10.30am

Kung Fu Panda 3: Special

11.00am

The Captive

1.00pm

Entourage

3.00pm

Zootropolis: Special

3.15pm

Robot Overlords

5.00pm

Jurassic World

7.15pm

Tracers

9.00pm

Jurassic World

11.10pm

Entourage

1.00am

The Captive

3.00am

Stage Fright

4.45am

Tracers

6.30am

Kung Fu Panda 3: Special

ITV1 8.05am 8.15am 8.30am 8.35am 8.50am 9.10am 9.30am 10.05am 10.25am 11.20am 12.15pm 1.20pm 1.30pm 2.30pm 3.30pm 4.35pm 5.00pm 7.00pm 7.15pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 9.30pm 10.35pm 11.30pm

Sky Sports 1 7.00am 7.30am 7.45am 8.00am 8.15am 8.30am 9.00am 9.30am 10.00am 11.00am 1.00pm 3.45pm 6.00pm 9.00pm 12.30am 12.45am 1.00am 1.15am 1.45am 2.00am 3.30am 5.00am 5.30am 6.00am 6.30am

Barclays Premier League Preview Football Gold Football Gold Football Gold Football Gold Barclays Premier League Preview Game Changers Nick Kicks The Fantasy Football Club Soccer A.M. Football Live Pro 12 Rugby Live Ford Saturday Night Football Live Fight Night Super League Highlights Super League Highlights La Liga Sporting Mavericks Sporting Triumphs SNF: Match Choice SNF: Match Choice Football's Greatest II Football's Greatest II Football's Greatest II Football's Greatest II

7.00am 7.45am 8.10am 8.40am 9.05am 9.35am 10.00am 11.45am 12.00pm 1.00pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.30pm 4.00pm 4.30pm 5.00pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 12.15am 1.20am 2.25am 3.30am 3.55am 4.20am 5.15am 5.35am

Jane the Virgin Baby Daddy Baby Daddy Melissa and Joey Melissa and Joey How I Met Your Mother Fantastic Mr. Fox Rude(Ish) Tube Shorts Couples Come Dine with Me Couples Come Dine with Me New Girl The Goldbergs The Goldbergs The Goldbergs Brooklyn Nine-Nine Brooklyn Nine-Nine 17 Again The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Red Gogglebox Gogglebox Rude Tube How I Met Your Mother How I Met Your Mother Gogglebox How I Met Your Mother Revenge

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Super 4 Looped Scrambled! Scrambled! Horrid Henry Scrambled! Scrambled! Scrambled! Murder, She Wrote Murder, She Wrote The Jeremy Kyle Show ITV News and Weather The Jeremy Kyle Show Judge Rinder The Chase Planet's Got Talent Nanny McPhee Regional News and Weather ITV News and Weather You've Been Framed! Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway You're Back in the Room The Jonathan Ross Show ITV News and Weather

Sky 1 7.00am 8.00am 9.00am 9.30am 10.00am 11.00am 1.00pm 1.30pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.30pm 5.30pm 6.00pm 7.00pm 8.00pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.00am 1.00am 2.00am 3.00am 4.00am 5.00am 6.00am 6.30am

Ashley Banjo's Secret Street Crew Ashley Banjo's Secret Street Crew Game Changers The 1986 Masters - Jack's Glorious 18th The Fantasy Football Club Soccer A.M. The F1 Show Modern Family Modern Family Modern Family Modern Family Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams The Simpsons Supergirl The Flash NCIS: Los Angeles Hawaii Five-0 Limitless An Idiot Abroad A League of Their Own Duck Quacks Don't Echo Arrow Strike Back: Vengeance Strike Back: Vengeance Emergency Abroad Nothing to Declare Nothing to Declare

7.00am 7.10am 7.30am 8.30am 8.35am 9.10am 10.20am 11.30am 12.30pm 12.35pm 1.25pm 2.25pm 2.30pm 3.15pm 5.25pm 7.00pm 9.00pm 11.00pm 1.25am 2.55am 3.20am 3.30am

Movies Now Judge Judy Carry on Loving FYI Daily Carry on Loving Where the Heart is Where the Heart is Carry on Cleo FYI Daily Carry on Cleo Carry on Matron FYI Daily Carry on Matron A Touch of Frost Columbo Midsomer Murders Foyle's War Inspector Morse Blue Murder Doctor in the House ITV3 Nightscreen Teleshopping

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Channel 4

The Captive

Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing incidents seem to indicate that she’s still alive. Police, parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.

Channel 5

7.15am

How I Met Your Mother

7.00am

Peppa Pig

7.40am

How I Met Your Mother

7.05am

Bananas in Pajamas

8.05am

Freerider World Tour

7.20am

Angelina Ballerina

8.30am

Mobil 1 The Grid

7.30am

Bob the Builder

9.00am

Everybody Loves Raymond

7.45am

Tickety Toc

9.30am

Everybody Loves Raymond

7.55am

Zack and Quack

10.00am

The Morning Line

8.05am

Make Way for Noddy

11.00am

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

8.20am

Paw Patrol

12.00pm

The Superhumans Show

8.35am

Little Princess

12.30pm

The Big Bang Theory

8.45am

Pip Ahoy!

9.00am

Blaze and the Monster Machines

9.25am

Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom

9.40am

Wanda and the Alien

1.00pm

The Big Bang Theory

1.30pm

The Big Bang Theory

1.55pm

Formula 1

3.05pm

Channel 4 Racing

9.55am

The Fairly Odd Parents

10.13am

The Fairly Odd Parents

10.30am

The Saturday Show Live

12.30pm

Police Interceptors

1.25pm

Police Interceptors

2.25pm

Police Interceptors

3.25pm

The Dog Rescuers

4.20pm

The Dog Rescuers

5.20pm

The Dog Rescuers with Alan Davies

4.00pm

Formula 1

6.30pm

Speed with Guy Martin

7.30pm

Channel 4 News

8.00pm

The World's Weirdest Weather

9.00pm

Beatrix Potter with Patricia Routledge

10.00pm

Identity Thief

12.15am

Sliver

2.10am

Hollyoaks Omnibus

6.15pm

The Dog Rescuers with Alan Davies

4.20am

Location, Location, Location

7.10pm

NCIS: Los Angeles

5.15am

Selling Houses with Amanda Lamb

8.00pm

NCIS: New Orleans

6.10am

Kirstie's Fill Your House for Free

9.00pm

NCIS

6.25am

Deal or No Deal

9.55pm

5 News Weekend

10.00pm

The Championship

11.00pm

Goal Rush

11.30pm

NCIS

12.25am

NCIS

1.15am

Super Casino

4.10am

Law and Order: Special Victims Unit

5.00am

Law and Order: Special Victims Unit

5.40am

Divine Designs

6.05am

HouseBusters

6.30am

Access

6.45am

Angels of Jarm

6.50am

Angels of Jarm

8.10am 9.10am 9.40am 10.10am 10.35am 11.00am 11.30am 12.00pm 12.30pm 12.55pm 1.55pm 2.00pm 3.10pm 4.10pm 4.15pm 5.00pm 6.00pm 6.05pm 7.15pm 8.15pm 9.15pm 9.20pm 10.00pm 11.00pm

Goodwood Members Meeting Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Shalako FYI Daily Shalako The Rawhide Years FYI Daily The Rawhide Years Dr. No FYI Daily Dr. No The Snooker Mavericks Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol FYI Daily Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol Driven to Kill FYI Daily

BBC 4 8.00pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.00am 1.00am 2.00am 2.35am 3.10am 4.10am 4.40am

Treasures of the Indus Human Planet Follow the Money Follow the Money TOTP2 Boy George and Culture Club: Karma to Calamity Top of the Pops: 1981 Top of the Pops: 1981 One-Hit Wonders at the BBC Sounds of the 70s This is BBC Four

9.55am

Time Team

11.00am

Bugsy Malone

12.50pm

Jamie's 15 Minute Meals

1.20pm

Four in a Bed

1.55pm

Four in a Bed

2.25pm

Four in a Bed

2.55pm

Four in a Bed

3.25pm

Four in a Bed

4.00pm

Channel 4 Racing

5.45pm

Grand Designs

6.50pm

Vet on the Hill

7.55pm

Great Canal Journeys

9.00pm

Father Ted

9.30pm

Father Ted

10.00pm

It Was Alright in the 1960s

11.00pm

It Was Alright in the 1990s

12.05am

That's So Last Century

1.15am

8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

2.15am

Speed with Guy Martin

3.20am

Blue Eyes

4.30am

River Cottage Bites

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Breakfast Match of the Day The Andrew Marr Show The Big Questions Wanted Down Under Revisited Bargain Hunt BBC News Weather for the Week Ahead Homes Under the Hammer Secret Britain Escape to the Country Points of View Songs of Praise Life in the Air Paul O Grady: The Sally Army and Me BBC News Regional News Weather Countryfile Antiques Roadshow Undercover BBC News Regional News Weather Match of the Day 2 Butterfly on a Wheel Weather for the Week Ahead

7.45am 8.45am 9.15am 9.45am 10.15am 11.15am 12.45pm 1.15pm 2.00pm 3.55pm 4.30pm 6.00pm 7.00pm 8.00pm

This Farming Life Gardeners' World Island Parish Shetland The Beechgrove Garden Countryfile Saturday Kitchen Best Bites The Best Dishes Ever MOTD2 Extra Silk Stockings Flog It! Figure Skating The Hairy Bikers' Northern Exposure The Secret History of My Family Bletchley Park: Codebreaking's Forgotten Genius 9.00pm Natural Born Winners 10.00pm Tribes, Predators and Me 11.00pm Thirteen 12.00am The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story 12.40am Snow Cake 2.25am Countryfile 3.20am Holby City 4.20am This is BBC Two

ITV2 7.00am 7.10am 7.30am 10.00am 12.30pm 1.45pm 2.45pm 3.45pm 3.50pm 4.55pm 5.55pm 7.25pm 8.25pm 8.30pm 11.00pm 11.30pm 12.05am 12.30am 1.00am 1.30am 1.55am 2.25am 2.50am 3.15am 3.25am 6.55am

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Robot Overlords

8.45am

Kung Fu Panda 3: Special

9.15am

Tracers

11.00am

Entourage

1.00pm

Robot Overlords

2.45pm

Zootropolis: Special

3.00pm

The Captive

5.00pm

Jurassic World

7.15pm

Tracers

9.00pm

Jurassic World

11.10pm

Entourage

1.00am

The Captive

3.00am

Stage Fright

4.45am

Tracers

6.30am

Kung Fu Panda 3: Special

Sporting Triumphs

7.15am

Sporting Triumphs

7.30am

Sporting Triumphs

7.45am

Sporting Triumphs

8.00am

Premier League

8.30am

SNF: Match Choice

10.00am

The Sunday Supplement

11.30am

Goals on Sunday

1.30pm

Live Ford Super Sunday

4.30pm

Live Ford Super Sunday

8.00pm

Sir Alex Ferguson Interview

8.30pm

Boxing

9.00pm

Football League Goals

10.00pm

Goals on Sunday

11.00pm

Boxing

11.30pm

Sir Alex Ferguson Interview

12.00am

Ford Football Special

1.30am

Football Gold

1.50am

Football

4.00am

Ford Football Special

5.30am

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How I Met Your Mother How I Met Your Mother Baby Daddy Baby Daddy Melissa and Joey Melissa and Joey The Goldbergs The Goldbergs The Goldbergs Hollyoaks Omnibus Hop Toy Story of Terror Toy Story Toons Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade Rude(Ish) Tube Shorts Rude(Ish) Tube The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Tattoo Fixers Rude Tube The Aliens The 100 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Rules of Engagement

Sky Movies Premiere 7.00am

ITV1 8.05am 8.15am 8.30am 8.35am 8.50am 9.10am 9.30am 10.05am 10.25am 11.20am 12.20pm 1.25pm 1.35pm 2.40pm 3.40pm 4.40pm 5.10pm 7.35pm 7.40pm 8.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 11.15pm

Sky Sports 1

The Hot Desk Planet's Funniest Animals Emmerdale Omnibus Coronation Street Omnibus Take Me Out Catchphrase Peter Pan FYI Daily Peter Pan Britain's Got More Talent Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway King Kong FYI Daily King Kong Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy Bordertown American Dad! American Dad! The Cleveland Show The Cleveland Show @Elevenish The Hot Desk Teleshopping ITV2 Nightscreen

Television: Sun 3rd April

Super 4 Looped Scrambled! Scrambled! Scrambled! Scrambled! Scrambled! Scrambled FIA Formula e Championship Highlights Murder, She Wrote The Jeremy Kyle Show ITV News and Weather The Jeremy Kyle Show River Monsters Big Star's Little Star Off Their Rockers The Living Daylights Regional News and Weather ITV News and Weather The Chase Celebrity Special Home Fires ITV News and Weather The Olivier Awards

Sky 1 7.00am 8.00am 8.30am 9.00am 9.30am 10.00am 11.00am 12.00pm 1.00pm 1.30pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.30pm 4.00pm 4.30pm 5.00pm 5.30pm 6.00pm 6.30pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.00am 1.00am 2.00am 3.00am 4.00am 4.30am

The Hour of Power RSPCA Animal Rescue RSPCA Animal Rescue Monkey Life Monkey Life Supergirl The Flash WWE Raw Futurama Futurama Futurama Futurama Futurama Futurama Futurama Futurama Futurama Futurama The Simpsons The Muppets Modern Family The Simpsons Dogs Might Fly Duck Quacks Don't Echo Hawaii Five-0 NCIS: Los Angeles Ross Kemp's Britain Stop, Search, Seize The Force: Manchester DC's Legends of Tomorrow Motorway Patrol Motorway Patrol

7.00am 8.00am 8.05am 8.30am 9.30am 9.35am 10.15am 11.15am 12.20pm 1.50pm 3.55pm 6.00pm 8.00pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.15pm 12.15am 12.20am 1.35am 3.05am 4.00am 4.50am 5.40am

Carry on at Your Convenience FYI Daily Carry on at Your Convenience Carry on Again, Doctor FYI Daily Carry on Again, Doctor Heartbeat Heartbeat Columbo A Touch of Frost A Touch of Frost Midsomer Murders Doc Martin By Royal Appointment Great Estates The American President FYI Daily The American President Kindness of Strangers Wycliffe May the Best House Win May the Best House Win On the Buses

E4

Channel 4 How I Met Your Mother

7.00am

Peppa Pig

7.40am

How I Met Your Mother

7.05am

Bananas in Pajamas

8.00am

Everybody Loves Raymond

7.20am

Angelina Ballerina

8.30am

Everybody Loves Raymond

7.30am

Bob the Builder

9.00am

Everybody Loves Raymond

7.45am

Tickety Toc

9.30am

Frasier

10.00am

Frasier

7.55am

Zack and Quack

10.30am

Sunday Brunch

8.05am

Make Way for Noddy Paw Patrol

1.30pm

George Clarke's Amazing Spaces

8.15am

2.35pm

The Big Bang Theory

8.35am

Little Princess

3.00pm

The Big Bang Theory

8.45am

Pip Ahoy!

3.30pm

The Big Bang Theory

8.55am

Blaze and the Monster Machines

4.00pm

Formula 1

9.20am

Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom

7.30pm

Speed with Guy Martin: F1 Special

9.35am

Wanda and the Alien

8.30pm

Channel 4 News

9.00pm

Great Canal Journeys

10.00pm

Indian Summers

11.00pm

Gogglebox

9.50am

Toby's Travelling Circus

10.00am

Jelly Jamm

10.20am

LazyTown

10.45am

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

12.00am

Formula 1

1.00am

I Love You Phillip Morris

11.20am

The Championship

2.45am

Embarrassing Bodies

12.20pm

Goal Rush

3.40am

Come Dine with Me

12.50pm

The Gadget Show

4.05am

Come Dine with Me

1.45pm

Police Interceptors

4.30am

Come Dine with Me

2.45pm

Greatest Animated Movies

5.00am

Come Dine with Me

5.40pm

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return

5.25am

Come Dine with Me

7.20pm

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

5.50am

Kirstie's Fill Your House for Free

9.00pm

Now That's Funny!

6.05am

Location, Location, Location

9.55pm

5 News Weekend

10.00pm

Penn and Teller: Fool Us in Vegas

BBC 4 8.00pm 9.00pm

11.00pm

Carrie

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies:

1.00am

Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final

Master and Maverick

1.55am

Super Casino

4.10am

The Tube: Going Underground

5.00am

Wildlife SOS

Pappano's Classical Voices

10.00pm Bob Geldof on Wb Yeats: A Fanatic Heart 11.40pm Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas 1.35am

Dan Cruickshank: Resurrecting History

2.35am

Sounds of the 70s

3.05am

Bob Geldof on Wb Yeats: A Fanatic Heart

ITV3

5.25am

Wildlife SOS

5.50am

The Great Artists

6.20am

Divine Designs

6.45am

Angels of Jarm

6.50am

Angels of Jarm

Football's Greatest

More 4

ITV4

9.55am

River Cottage Bites

7.00am

10.25am

Discovering Britain

7.15am

Ax Men

11.20am

Selling Houses with Amanda Lamb

8.10am

Storage Wars

12.25pm

Jamie's 15 Minute Meals

8.40am

Pawn Stars

1.00pm

Come Dine with Me

9.05am

The Classic Car Show

1.30pm

Come Dine with Me

10.10am

BRDC Formula 4 Championship

2.05pm

Come Dine with Me

11.15am

MSA British Touring Car Championship

2.35pm

Come Dine with Me

7.15pm

Goodwood Members Meeting

3.05pm

Come Dine with Me

8.15pm

Football's Greatest: George Best

3.40pm

Four in a Bed

4.10pm

Four in a Bed

8.30pm

Pawn Stars

4.45pm

Four in a Bed

9.00pm

Rugby Highlights

5.15pm

Four in a Bed

10.00pm

Police Academy

5.50pm

Four in a Bed

11.00pm

FYI Daily

6.20pm

Come Dine with Me

11.05pm

Police Academy

6.55pm

Come Dine with Me

12.05am

Driven to Kill FYI Daily

7.25pm

Come Dine with Me

1.05am

7.55pm

Come Dine with Me

1.10am

Driven to Kill

8.30pm

Come Dine with Me

2.10am

The Sweeney

9.00pm

Car S.O.S

3.05am

Ax Men

10.00pm

Kingdom of Heaven

4.00am

Teleshopping

The Beechgrove Garden BBC 2, 9.45am 1/26. New series.

Family sci-fi adventure, starring Ben Kingsley, Gillian Anderson and Callan McAuliffe.

Channel 5

7.15am

SUNDAY MOVIE PICK tv PICK Robot Overlords, Sky Movies Premiere, 1.00pm In a world controlled by a robots, the human population is constantly monitored and is unable to venture outside. However, a boy manages to turn off his personal surveillance device, enabling him to begin a search for his long-lost father, who may hold the key to saving humanity.

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The green-fingered team returns after the wettest winter on record, wading in to find out how the rain has affected growing conditions. Chris Beardshaw also begins work on Beechgrove’s own exotic garden, filled with lush-but-hardy plants. Carole Baxter pays a visit to the garden of Maggie Patience near Aboyne, finding out how has added year-round colour.


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Television: Mon 4th April BBC1

7.00am 10.15am 11.00am 12.00pm 12.45pm 1.15pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 2.45pm 3.15pm 4.00pm 4.45pm 5.30pm 6.15pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 9.30pm 11.00pm 11.30pm 11.40pm 11.45pm 12.15am 1.05am 1.10am

BBC2

Breakfast Fake Britain Homes Under the Hammer Call the Council Caught Red Handed Bargain Hunt BBC News Regional News Doctors Think Tank Escape to the Country My Life on a Plate Flog It! Pointless BBC News Regional News The One Show Panorama EastEnders The Vikings Uncovered BBC News Regional News Weather Cuckoo The Graham Norton Show Weather for the Week Ahead BBC News

7.00am 7.30am 8.15am 9.00am 9.30am 10.00am 12.00pm 1.00pm 1.30pm 2.15pm 4.40pm 5.25pm 6.15pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 9.00pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 10.45pm 11.30pm 12.10am 12.15am 1.15am 2.15am 3.40am

ITV2 7.00am 7.10am 7.30am 8.20am 9.00am 9.30am 10.00am 10.35am 11.15am 12.15pm 1.10pm 1.45pm 2.15pm 2.45pm 3.35pm 4.40pm 5.45pm 6.50pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 10.30pm 11.00pm 11.30pm 12.00am

7.00am 7.15am 7.30am 7.45am 8.00am 9.00am 10.00am 11.30am 1.30pm 3.00pm 4.00pm 4.15pm 4.30pm 5.30pm 6.00pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.30pm 10.30pm 11.00pm 11.30pm 12.30am 1.00am 1.30am 2.30am 3.30am 4.00am 4.30am 5.30am

Sky Movies Premiere 7.00am

Robot Overlords

8.45am

The Captive

10.45am

Kung Fu Panda 3: Special

11.15am

Tracers

1.00pm

Robot Overlords

2.45pm

The Top Ten Show 2016

3.00pm

Entourage

5.00pm

Jurassic World

7.15pm

Tracers

9.00pm

Jurassic World

11.10pm

The Captive

1.10am

Entourage

3.00am

Stage Fright

4.45am

Tracers

6.30am

Kung Fu Panda 3: Special

ITV1

Flog It! Call the Council Think Tank Caught Red Handed Gardeners' World Victoria Derbyshire BBC Newsroom Live The Chef's Protege Pressure Pad Becket The Indian Doctor Coast Australia Bargain Hunt Eggheads Great British Railway Journeys The Hairy Bikers' Northern Exposure University Challenge Island Parish Shetland The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story QI XL Newsnight Weather Natural Born Winners MasterChef The Celebrity Apprentice USA This is BBC Two

7.00am 9.30am 10.25am 11.30am 1.30pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 4.00pm 5.00pm 6.00pm 7.00pm 7.25pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 9.30pm 11.00pm 11.45pm 12.20am 1.20am 4.00am

Sky Sports 1

The Hot Desk Planet's Funniest Animals Dinner Date The Ellen DeGeneres Show Emmerdale Coronation Street Coronation Street Catchphrase Dinner Date Royal Pains Emmerdale Coronation Street Coronation Street The Ellen DeGeneres Show The Jeremy Kyle Show The Jeremy Kyle Show The Jeremy Kyle Show Take Me Out You've Been Framed! You've Been Framed! Two and a Half Men Two and a Half Men Family Guy Family Guy Plebs Plebs Family Guy

Football Gold Football Gold Football Gold Football Gold WWE Raw Goals on Sunday Ford Football Special The Premier League Years Ford Football Special Goals on Sunday Football Gold Football Gold Football League Goals Fantasy Football Club Highlights Soccer A.M. - The Best Bits Anthony Joshua: The Knockouts To be Announced Live Elite League Speedway Boxing Anthony Joshua: The Knockouts To be Announced SPFL Round Up Boxing Soccer A.M. - The Best Bits Football League Goals SPFL Round Up Fantasy Football Club Highlights Soccer A.M. - The Best Bits Football Gold

Charmed Charmed Hollyoaks Rules of Engagement Rules of Engagement New Girl New Girl Baby Daddy Baby Daddy Charmed Charmed How I Met Your Mother How I Met Your Mother The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Baby Daddy Baby Daddy How I Met Your Mother How I Met Your Mother Rude(Ish) Tube Rude(Ish) Tube The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Hollyoaks The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Colombiana Tattoo Fixers Tattoo Fixers Gogglebox New Girl

Good Morning Britain Lorraine The Jeremy Kyle Show This Morning Gok's Lunchbox ITV Lunchtime News Judge Rinder Dickinson's Real Deal Tipping Point The Chase Regional News and Weather Party Election Broadcast by the Conservative Party ITV Evening News Emmerdale Coronation Street Further Tales from Northumberland with Robson Green Coronation Street ITV News at Ten and Weather The Agenda The Jonathan Ross Show Jackpot247 The Jeremy Kyle Show

Sky 1 7.00am 7.30am 8.00am 9.00am 10.00am 11.00am 12.00pm 1.00pm 2.00pm 3.00pm 4.00pm 4.30pm 5.00pm 5.30pm 6.00pm 6.30pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.00am 1.00am 2.00am 3.00am 4.00am 5.00am 6.00am

E4 7.00am 7.45am 8.35am 9.05am 9.35am 10.00am 10.30am 11.00am 11.30am 12.00pm 1.00pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.30pm 4.00pm 4.30pm 5.00pm 5.30pm 6.00pm 6.30pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 12.05am 1.05am 2.10am 3.15am

CostaBlancaPeople March 30th - April 4th 2016

The Dog Whisperer The Dog Whisperer Glee Glee Dogs Might Fly Hawaii Five-0 Hawaii Five-0 NCIS: Los Angeles Hawaii Five-0 Hawaii Five-0 Modern Family Modern Family Futurama Futurama The Simpsons Futurama Futurama The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons The Muppets Modern Family An Idiot Abroad Ross Kemp's Britain Limitless NCIS: Los Angeles Hawaii Five-0 Hawaii Five-0 Macintyre: World's Toughest Towns Stargate SG-1 Stargate SG-1

Movies Now Doctor in the House Heartbeat Where the Heart is The Royal Judge Judy Judge Judy Judge Judy The Darling Buds of May Murder, She Wrote Heartbeat The Royal Where the Heart is Doctor in the House On the Buses On the Buses Heartbeat Murder, She Wrote Rosemary and Thyme Long Lost Family Wycliffe The Olivier Awards ITV3 Nightscreen

SOAP UPDATE

EASTENDERS Mick and Linda visit the doctor, determined to get some answers about Ollie, and after a heartto-heart with Honey, Linda realises the Carters will only get through this if they stick together as a family. Shirley storms out half through a meal with Buster when the subject of Phil comes up. Kathy provides Buster with a sympathetic ear but does he have other ideas in mind? EMMERDALE Liv moves in with Aaron, but spies on him and Robert, hoping to provide Gordon with information that will damage the prosecution’s case. Kerry plans an April Fools prank on Dan which appears to backfire. Andy and Chrissie’s

Channel 4 7.00am 7.45am 8.10am 8.35am 9.00am 9.30am 10.00am 10.30am 11.00am 11.30am 12.00pm 12.30pm 1.00pm 1.05pm 2.10pm 3.10pm 4.10pm 5.00pm 6.00pm 6.30pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 9.00pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.05am 1.10am 2.05am 3.00am 3.55am 4.50am 5.45am 6.10am

relationship is discovered by Bernice, Holly resolves to give up drugs for good, and Belle tells Priya she is seeing an older man. CORONATION STREET Liz is concerned about Michelle’s rekindled interest in Will, and Sarah becomes overprotective of Harry. Meanwhile, Izzy is down when she doesn’t get the medication she needs, and Sharif is shocked when an Environmental Health officer demands to inspect the chicken coop.

Countdown The Goldbergs The Goldbergs The Goldbergs Everybody Loves Raymond Everybody Loves Raymond Frasier Frasier The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Shipping Wars Shipping Wars Channel 4 News Summary A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun Deal or No Deal Countdown Couples Come Dine with Me Four in a Bed Too Many Cooks The Simpsons Hollyoaks Channel 4 News Dispatches The Food Chain The Island with Bear Grylls Sex Box 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown One Born Every Minute President Trump: Can He Really Win? Alan Carr: Chatty Man Selling Houses with Amanda Lamb Location, Location, Location Sarah Beeny's How to Sell Your Home Deal or No Deal

BBC 4 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 10.30pm 11.00pm 12.00am 1.00am 2.00am 3.00am 4.00am 4.30am

ITV3 7.00am 7.10am 7.35am 8.35am 9.40am 10.40am 11.05am 11.30am 11.55am 1.00pm 2.05pm 3.05pm 4.10pm 5.15pm 5.50pm 6.20pm 6.55pm 7.55pm 8.55pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.00am 2.55am

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Channel 5 7.00am

The Wotwots!

7.10am

Chloe's Closet

7.20am

Lily's Driftwood Bay

7.30am

Fireman Sam

7.40am

Wissper

7.50am

Peppa Pig

7.55am

Pip Ahoy!

8.10am

Little Princess

8.20am

Bob the Builder

8.35am

Thomas and Friends

8.50am

Noddy in Toyland

9.00am

Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom

9.15am

Peppa Pig

9.25am

Peppa Pig

9.35am

Paw Patrol

9.50am

Bananas in Pajamas

10.00am

Toot the Tiny Tugboat

10.15am

The Wright Stuff

12.15pm

Cowboy Builders

1.10pm

5 News Lunchtime

1.15pm

Can't Pay? We'll Take it Away!

2.15pm

Home and Away

2.45pm

Neighbours

3.15pm

NCIS: New Orleans

4.15pm

Access

4.20pm

Deadly Suspicion

6.00pm

5 News at 5

6.30pm

Neighbours

7.00pm

Home and Away

7.30pm

5 News Tonight

8.00pm

World's Biggest Beasts

9.00pm

Police Interceptors: Deadly Pursuits

10.00pm

The Tube: Going Underground

11.00pm

Neighbours

12.00am

Person of Interest

12.55am

Person of Interest

1.45am

Super Casino

4.10am

Castle

5.00am

Wildlife SOS

5.20am

The Great Artists

5.45am

House Doctor

6.10am

House Doctor

6.35am

House Doctor

More 4 9.55am

Jamie's Money Saving Meals

10.35am

Food Unwrapped

11.05am

Four in a Bed

11.40am

Four in a Bed

12.10pm

Four in a Bed

12.45pm

Four in a Bed

1.15pm

Four in a Bed

1.50pm

Come Dine with Me

2.20pm

Come Dine with Me

2.55pm

Come Dine with Me

3.25pm

Come Dine with Me

4.00pm

Come Dine with Me

4.35pm

A New Life in the Sun

5.40pm

A Place in the Sun

6.45pm

A Place in the Sun

7.50pm

Great Canal Journeys

8.55pm

Grand Designs

10.00pm

Vet on the Hill

11.00pm

24 Hours in A and E

12.05am

24 Hours in A and E

1.10am

Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA

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The Vikings Uncovered BBC1 – 9.30pm New series. Dan Snow is joined by space archaeologist Dr Sarah Parcak to search for evidence of Viking settlements in North America, trying to prove that they settled in the New World 500 years before Columbus. Dan explores how they travelled west as first raiders, then settlers and traders throughout Britain and beyond to Iceland and Greenland, before excavating what could be the most westerly settlement ever discovered.

ITV4 7.00am 7.25am 7.50am 8.50am 9.50am 10.55am 11.50am 12.55pm 1.55pm 2.25pm 2.55pm 3.25pm 3.50pm 4.25pm 4.55pm 6.00pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 11.00pm 12.00am 1.00am 2.00am

Hogan's Heroes Hogan's Heroes The Chase The Professionals The Sweeney Ax Men The Chase The Professionals Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Storage Wars Storage Wars Hogan's Heroes Hogan's Heroes The Sweeney The Professionals Storage Wars Storage Wars Pawn Stars FA Youth Cup Motogp Highlights Bundesliga Rugby Highlights BRDC Formula 4 Championship


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Television: Mon 4th April BBC1

7.00am 10.15am 11.00am 12.00pm 12.45pm 1.15pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 2.45pm 3.15pm 4.00pm 4.45pm 5.30pm 6.15pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 9.30pm 11.00pm 11.30pm 11.40pm 11.45pm 12.15am 1.05am 1.10am

BBC2

Breakfast Fake Britain Homes Under the Hammer Call the Council Caught Red Handed Bargain Hunt BBC News Regional News Doctors Think Tank Escape to the Country My Life on a Plate Flog It! Pointless BBC News Regional News The One Show Panorama EastEnders The Vikings Uncovered BBC News Regional News Weather Cuckoo The Graham Norton Show Weather for the Week Ahead BBC News

7.00am 7.30am 8.15am 9.00am 9.30am 10.00am 12.00pm 1.00pm 1.30pm 2.15pm 4.40pm 5.25pm 6.15pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 9.00pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 10.45pm 11.30pm 12.10am 12.15am 1.15am 2.15am 3.40am

ITV2 7.00am 7.10am 7.30am 8.20am 9.00am 9.30am 10.00am 10.35am 11.15am 12.15pm 1.10pm 1.45pm 2.15pm 2.45pm 3.35pm 4.40pm 5.45pm 6.50pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 10.30pm 11.00pm 11.30pm 12.00am

7.00am 7.15am 7.30am 7.45am 8.00am 9.00am 10.00am 11.30am 1.30pm 3.00pm 4.00pm 4.15pm 4.30pm 5.30pm 6.00pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.30pm 10.30pm 11.00pm 11.30pm 12.30am 1.00am 1.30am 2.30am 3.30am 4.00am 4.30am 5.30am

Sky Movies Premiere 7.00am

Robot Overlords

8.45am

The Captive

10.45am

Kung Fu Panda 3: Special

11.15am

Tracers

1.00pm

Robot Overlords

2.45pm

The Top Ten Show 2016

3.00pm

Entourage

5.00pm

Jurassic World

7.15pm

Tracers

9.00pm

Jurassic World

11.10pm

The Captive

1.10am

Entourage

3.00am

Stage Fright

4.45am

Tracers

6.30am

Kung Fu Panda 3: Special

ITV1

Flog It! Call the Council Think Tank Caught Red Handed Gardeners' World Victoria Derbyshire BBC Newsroom Live The Chef's Protege Pressure Pad Becket The Indian Doctor Coast Australia Bargain Hunt Eggheads Great British Railway Journeys The Hairy Bikers' Northern Exposure University Challenge Island Parish Shetland The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story QI XL Newsnight Weather Natural Born Winners MasterChef The Celebrity Apprentice USA This is BBC Two

7.00am 9.30am 10.25am 11.30am 1.30pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 4.00pm 5.00pm 6.00pm 7.00pm 7.25pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 9.30pm 11.00pm 11.45pm 12.20am 1.20am 4.00am

Sky Sports 1

The Hot Desk Planet's Funniest Animals Dinner Date The Ellen DeGeneres Show Emmerdale Coronation Street Coronation Street Catchphrase Dinner Date Royal Pains Emmerdale Coronation Street Coronation Street The Ellen DeGeneres Show The Jeremy Kyle Show The Jeremy Kyle Show The Jeremy Kyle Show Take Me Out You've Been Framed! You've Been Framed! Two and a Half Men Two and a Half Men Family Guy Family Guy Plebs Plebs Family Guy

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Charmed Charmed Hollyoaks Rules of Engagement Rules of Engagement New Girl New Girl Baby Daddy Baby Daddy Charmed Charmed How I Met Your Mother How I Met Your Mother The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Baby Daddy Baby Daddy How I Met Your Mother How I Met Your Mother Rude(Ish) Tube Rude(Ish) Tube The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Hollyoaks The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Colombiana Tattoo Fixers Tattoo Fixers Gogglebox New Girl

Good Morning Britain Lorraine The Jeremy Kyle Show This Morning Gok's Lunchbox ITV Lunchtime News Judge Rinder Dickinson's Real Deal Tipping Point The Chase Regional News and Weather Party Election Broadcast by the Conservative Party ITV Evening News Emmerdale Coronation Street Further Tales from Northumberland with Robson Green Coronation Street ITV News at Ten and Weather The Agenda The Jonathan Ross Show Jackpot247 The Jeremy Kyle Show

Sky 1 7.00am 7.30am 8.00am 9.00am 10.00am 11.00am 12.00pm 1.00pm 2.00pm 3.00pm 4.00pm 4.30pm 5.00pm 5.30pm 6.00pm 6.30pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.00am 1.00am 2.00am 3.00am 4.00am 5.00am 6.00am

E4 7.00am 7.45am 8.35am 9.05am 9.35am 10.00am 10.30am 11.00am 11.30am 12.00pm 1.00pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.30pm 4.00pm 4.30pm 5.00pm 5.30pm 6.00pm 6.30pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 12.05am 1.05am 2.10am 3.15am

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EASTENDERS Mick and Linda visit the doctor, determined to get some answers about Ollie, and after a heartto-heart with Honey, Linda realises the Carters will only get through this if they stick together as a family. Shirley storms out half through a meal with Buster when the subject of Phil comes up. Kathy provides Buster with a sympathetic ear but does he have other ideas in mind? EMMERDALE Liv moves in with Aaron, but spies on him and Robert, hoping to provide Gordon with information that will damage the prosecution’s case. Kerry plans an April Fools prank on Dan which appears to backfire. Andy and Chrissie’s

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relationship is discovered by Bernice, Holly resolves to give up drugs for good, and Belle tells Priya she is seeing an older man. CORONATION STREET Liz is concerned about Michelle’s rekindled interest in Will, and Sarah becomes overprotective of Harry. Meanwhile, Izzy is down when she doesn’t get the medication she needs, and Sharif is shocked when an Environmental Health officer demands to inspect the chicken coop.

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The Vikings Uncovered BBC1 – 9.30pm New series. Dan Snow is joined by space archaeologist Dr Sarah Parcak to search for evidence of Viking settlements in North America, trying to prove that they settled in the New World 500 years before Columbus. Dan explores how they travelled west as first raiders, then settlers and traders throughout Britain and beyond to Iceland and Greenland, before excavating what could be the most westerly settlement ever discovered.

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Famous father River cleanup just not good and son appear in enough La Zenia concert Two excellent choirs will combine in concert at the Ecumenico Centro – Cristo Resucitado church in C/Diamante at La Zenia. The concert will take place on Friday 8th April at 8pm and will feature the well-known Orihuela Costa Male Voice Choir, conducted by local singer, conductor and voice teacher Nigel Hopkins. The Male Voice Choir will sing a brand new programme of popular songs designed to please local audiences, which will even include a song sung in Zulu! The visiting guest choir is the famous NTU (Nottingham Trent University) Chamber Choir who are in La Zenia as part of their Spanish Tour. Their tour takes in Barcelona Cathedral, the Sagrada Familia, and the feted Montserrat Monastery, La Zenia, and the Military Church (Santo DOMINGO) in Cartagena. They are conducted by Matthew Hopkins, son of Nigel, who is Director of Music at

NTU in the UK, and himself a top class professional tenor, orchestral and choral conductor, and voice coach. Last autumn NTU Chamber Choir were runners up in the International Eistedfodd at Llangollen - one of the world's most prestigious choral competitions, and are in constant demand throughout the UK. In May they are backing the singer Russell Watson on his UK tour, and next month appear with the Philharmonic Orchestra in the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham. It is very rare for father and son to sing together in public these days, due mainly to busy schedules and distant geography, but who knows? - this may be one of those happy occasions. Tickets (in aid of church funds) are €8 and are available from La Ponderosa Gift Shop at La Zenia C.C. This happy concert is an event not to be missed.

Keen local fisherman Tony Wagstaff contacted the Costa Blanca People in February when we published photos of the appalling state of the river banks in the area. The power of the press was certainly evident as the very week we published the photos and information, a clean up was arranged and the bank restored to a tidy and pleasant place from which to enjoy an afternoon’s fishing. Tony was back in touch with us this week after learning that the River Segura Basin Authority had been awarded first prize for the restoration of the river. Tony said, “I am on my high horse again about the river Segura. I appreciate that yes, a lot of improvements have been made over recent years, but for them to say, ‘Since 2010, pollution has been unnoticeable’, must be totally false. At one time you would see many fish in the stretch of the river that flows though the town of Rojales but I have not seen one in a very long time.” Tony continued, “I am very happy to tell you that they did finally remove all the rubbish that they left on the river bank three weeks ago. Alas they did not remove the ‘log jam’ of rubbish half a kilometre further downstream . I paced it out and I estimate it to be about fifty metres long of solid filth. There are areas of stagnant water lying alongside the river which must be a giant maternity ward for mosquitoes etc.” Tony concludes, “I wonder what the Trent River Authority would say if they had sight of these pictures and saw what they came runners up to! It appears that

RSBA won €10,000 which I doubt even covered the cost of their jolly to go and collect it!” To read more about the river competition, this year’s winner and finalists, go to the following website: https://www.riverfoundation.org.au/river prize_european.php Demands for River Segura clean up The Councillor for the Environment of Orihuela, Miguel Angel Fernandez has made an urgent plea to the Hydrographic Confederation of Segura (CHS), which is in charge of cleaning up the River Segura which runs through the city. The Councillor said: “The river is riddled with sludge which has strong odours and is a nuisance to neighbours and this situation cannot be accepted any longer.” Two months ago, the councillor, the Mayor of Orihuela, Emilio Bascuñana, and the Councillor for Infrastructure, Francisco Saez, held a meeting with Commissioner Jose Carlos Gonzalez, who pledged to

evaluate the dredging of the channel passing through the center of the city. The CHS has been responsible for carrying out the removal of sludge in several municipalities, including most recently in Murcia. The work is aimed at restoring the ecological flow in the river by dredging the slit and sludge, as well as cleaning water and the banks of the river. Councillor Fernandez insisted that ‘the Department of Environment and the government team will continue to demand these actions are carried out until Orihuela has acceptable river conditions. What is needed is a definitive solution to this situation and to ensure that it is not repeated.” The Department said that it had written to both the CHS and the Ministry of Environment, ‘to ask for the immediate execution of dredging sludge’ while also calling for ‘the reinstatement of the maintenance service, which was cancelled on 31st December 2015’.

Charity designer fashion show An exclusive fashion show to reveal the Joseph Ribkoff summer collection is to boost the coffers of the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre. Famed Canadian fashion designer Joseph Ribkoff will once again helped raise vital cash for the local animal rescue charity during an exclusive fashion show this April. The one-off show, which will be held on Saturday, 2nd April at Orihuela Costa, is organised by long-time rescue centre supporter and Looking Good Boutique owner Louise Brandley. A team of Joseph Ribkoff representatives travel from Canada each year with a collection of 2016 summer designs to preview exclusively to local residents. Tickets cost just €1 and the proceeds will be donated to the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre. “Joseph Ribkoff and his team are happy to help such a worthwhile cause. They have previously visited the centre and immediately agreed to help once again.” Louise said. The 2nd April fashion show begins at 12 noon and will be held at the Looking Good Boutique near La Zenia roundabout, near paddy’s Point. Seats can be reserved by phoning 966 760 479 or emailing info@lookinggoodboutique.eu with payment on the day. A second fundraiser is also planned for Friday, 13th May, with Louise hosting a luncheon and fashion show at The Olympia Restaurant at Mil Palmeras from 1pm. It is hoped that a raffle and special sale rail will help raise more funds for the rescue centre. Tickets are available at €25 from the Looking Good Boutique and some Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre charity shops.

Louise has also convinced Joseph Ribkoff to donate several designer outfits each year to sell or raffle as rescue centre fundraisers. The Looking Good Boutique has so far sold two Joseph Ribkoff dresses this year, raising €400 for the rescue centre, and has another two tops currently in store, with more designs on the way. “I do what I do because I love the centre and its mixed bag of residents. I have heard a lot of the terrible stories that led to the rescue of some of the residents and these stories would break even the hardest heart,” Louise said. “I have seen rescue centre founders Sue and Rod Weeding open their home to the public for rescue centre open days, work 365 days a year, do anything to get a vulnerable animal out of danger and turn themselves inside out trying to raise enough money to keep things going. This would be a challenge even to Richard Branson!” The Centre The Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre relies entirely on donations from the

public to fund its animal welfare work, including the feeding and care of the centre’s more than 90 horses, ponies and donkeys rescued from abuse, neglect and abandonment. Donations of cash or items for the centre’s network of eight charity shops across the Alicante province are gratefully welcomed. A pick-up service is available to collect large donated items such as furniture and each shop also offers a delivery service for large items purchased in-store. Anyone interested in making a donation, becoming a long-term sponsor, or volunteering at the rescue centre or in the charity shops can call Sue on 652 021 980. The Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre, located just outside Rojales at Partido Lo Garriga, 59, opens to the public on the first Sunday of every month between 1pm and 4pm. Free horse tours run throughout the afternoon and refreshments are available in the café. For more details and directions, please visit www.easyhorsecare.net.


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President of the Generalitat Valencia visits Orihuela The Mayor of Orihuela Emilio Bascuñana, has met with the President of the Generalitat Valenciana, Ximo Puig, on his first official visit to the City and Town Hall of Orihuela. Members of the municipal corporation received the VIP guest in the Consistory Hall and later held a working meeting with the Mayor and spokespeople for local groups. After the meeting, Senor Puig signed the Book of Honours and Awards in which he wrote: “I promise to be loyal to this city [...] it is in an exciting task to have been entrusted by those who deserve the greatest respect and dedication, the citizens of this municipality.” Subsequently, both Bascuñana and Puig discussed issues with the media that had been raised during their previous encounter, which were outlined in a document consisting of 21 points, including the award of the Health Centre Rabaloche, the Emergency Centre for Orihuela Costa, the reversal of the old courts, the union of Orihuela Costa with the centre of the region, among others. Also, the Mayor publicly thanked “the goodwill gesture of the president, as it is a step that

will make Orihuela feel comfortable about their community.” With regard to the Rabaloche Health Centre, the Mayor reiterated to Senor Puig “the need to have the facilities as quickly as possible” and called of a speedy award of the contract with Orihuela and Valencia working in partnership. The president of the Consell also

appealed for dialogue between the two institutions. Commenting on the issue of the Courts he said: “In one way or another this will be fixed and the building will be the responsibility of the city because it is in this city.” In addition, Puig expressed his willingness “to resolve all outstanding issues” between the municipality and the Generalitat Valenciana.

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Restaurant Christopher Restaurant Christopher is a hidden jewel nestled in the heart of Mar Azul, Torrevieja. This restaurant has been established for the past 13 years (this coming May) and holds a very high standard with many returning customers. As others before me have found, everything about Christopher's is first class. You will receive a warm welcome as soon as you walk through the door and Christopher Cain the owner and his team will give you their upmost attention making sure your dining experience is first class. Christopher continually provides new menus to offer something for everyone with their gourmet dishes. If you love a Sunday Roast then for €12.95pp you can have a choice of ten different starters then for your main there is roast lamb, turkey, pork, beef, chicken, gammon, duck, venison and salmon, all served with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes and vegetables of the day (a vegetarian option is available). For dessert you can pick from baileys crunch, lemon meringue pie, chocolate fondant and many more mouthwatering delights. Week nights you can choose from two a la carte, 3 course menus. Menu A is €22.95pp which includes a choice from 17 starters delicious Thai fish cakes , homemade soup, Cajun sticky ribs, garlic king prawns, Greek lamb koflas, mussels and more . The mains course has

a fantastic selection from char grilled Cajun chicken breast, pork stifado, smokey Texan BBQ rack of ribs, marinated pork shank and much more including daily specials. Menu B is again 3 course for €24.95pp, this gives you the choice of 17 starters and for main there are a selection of steaks, fresh lobster, lamb shank, Tagine, salmon, sea bass and so many more delicious dishes that you suddenly feel very spoilt for choice. All the deserts are to just die for and will be a delight for anyone with a sweet tooth. Restaurant Christopher consistently gives a high standard of service in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, with fresh seasonal

menus and wine list that will suit any taste. All dishes are cooked to perfection and you will enjoy excellent food whatever the menu. Restaurant Christopher is open Tuesday to Saturday from 6pm to late, Sunday lunches from 1-4.30pm. We would advise to book. Restaurant Christopher, Mar Azul, Eliseos Playa, Torrevieja - down from Torrevieja hospital towards the beach. Tel 600 012 824 / 965 710 007

An Evening of Mediumship Pets in Spain Fundraising committee will be holding An Evening of Mediumship on Friday 27th May 2016 7pm at the Hillside Complex La Marina Urbanisation. The evening is hosted by two local Spiritualist mediums Sammy Fitzsimmons and Belinda Bradley. Tickets are 6 euros each and are available online at www.jumblebee.co.uk/mediumship or available from Pets in Spain Charity shops located on the La Marina urbanisation. Pets in Spain are committed to the rescue and re homing of abandoned and displaced animals, and also run a very successful feral cat sterilisation program in the La Marina area.

The charity is registered with the Valencia Regional government and provide the best of care with a great team of foster carers and all necessary veterinary treatment and rehabilitation for an animal. The charity also has amazing success with reuniting lost pets with their owners , this is done thanks to their long established Europe wide networking connections and collaboration with many other animal rescue organisations. For more information about the Pets In Spain registered charity and the many different animal rescue and welfare projects please call 645 469 253 or email info@petsinspain.com. Website: www.petsinspain.com

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Punjabi Palace Punjabi Palace will be celebrating their 2nd anniversary on 12th April from 7pm to 11pm. For just €44.95 per couple you can enjoy their starter which is a special platter for two people.

Main course choose any curry dish with rice or naan bread. Unlimited drinks – draught beer, house wine or soft drinks. There is live entertainment with Max Bacon and Bollywood

Dancer. The restaurant overlooks the popular La Marquesa Golf Club with its stunning views. Voted Best Indian 2015. For more information call 966 714 963.

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Ashoka celebrates one year in La Zenia Ashoka celebrated one year in La Zenia in February. It has been a successful busy year and the team would like to thank all of their customers, old from El Galan, and new from La Zenia and surrounding areas. A big thank you from Inderjit and all the team. The restaurant has an extensive menu and the same high standard of cuisine, with a more central location and ample parking. We sent Mireille Toddington to Ashoka to find out how the food measured up... Ashoka is a spacious and comfortable restaurant with a friendly atmosphere. We were offered drinks, popadoms and chutneys by Inderjit while we read through the menu - and it’s a good job because it takes a while to go through the wide-range of dishes on offer at this authentic Indian restaurant. The starters include soups, pakoras, kebabs, samosas and chaat dishes and many of the tandoori options can also be ordered as a starter portions. John chose meat samosas and I opt for onion bhaji. Both were accompanied by a fresh side-salad and were very tasty. The samosas stole the show, with their light, non-greasy pastry full-to-bursting point with succulent meat and fragrant spices. The bhajis were light and filling and with two per portion I couldn’t resist swapping so we had one of each to try. The mains at Ashoka are very easy to choose, because you can have any of the

dishes listed with your choice of chicken, lamb or King Prawns. And with more than 20 dishes to choose from there is something from everyone; from mild butter and korma dishes to hot and kicking vindaloo and phal. Traditional favourites such as: masala, jalfrezi, bhuna, dopiaza, saag, balti and dansak are all featured. These can be accompanied by a selection of vegetable dishes, rice and naan breads. John chose chicken karahi and I went for the chicken tikkajaipuri. We decided to share a garlic naan and a portion of mushroom rice. The dishes looked wonderful as they were placed in front of us, and smelt even better. Despite both of our dishes have the same bases ingredients of chicken, ginger, pepers and being cooked in a tomato-based sauce, they tasted completely different. The mix of spices gave a huge hit of flavour and the medium heat was enough to give a gentle kick without overpowering the taste.The chicken was succulent to the point of falling apart and perfectly cooked. The side dishes were also gorgeous, the rice fluffy and the naan full

of flavour. This is a restaurant where you will want to return time and time again. For further information call 865 779 454.

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KaceyD KaceyD are an award winning Irish singing duo and they are coming on tour to The Costa Blanca. Featuring Karen Carroll and Adrian Dolan, this two piece with a big band sound are hugely popular in their native Ireland, performing a mix of the hits from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and Noughties. Adrian is from Mullingar Ireland and plays bass and sings in the band. He is a nephew of the late great Irish International Singer, Joe Dolan, who’s hits included, ‘Good Looking Woman’ ,‘Make Me An Island’ and ‘More and More’. Adrian played bass guitar in his Uncle Joe’s backing band for over 25 years and toured the world. Adrian also wrote many hits for Joe, including the top ten single ‘Ciara’. Karen, from Dundalk Ireland, is the band’s lead singer, and adds the sparkle to the show, with her unique voice and her fondness for bling! An accomplished recording artiste, she has worked with many of the greats, including Charley Pride, Joe Dolan, and Johnny Logan. She has recorded in Nashville and also worked as backing singer for many of the Irish entries in the Eurovision

Song Contest. With a wealth of music experience behind them, this musical partnership, KaceyD, will have you singing and dancing along to all those great hits. Whether it’s Country, Pop, Ballad or SingAlong – and not forgetting those great Joe Dolan songs - you are sure to have a great evening ! KaceyD are playing the Torrevieja, La Zenia and Cabo Roig areas from the 5th April to the 12th April. Check out their dates on the separate advertisement, or follow KaceyDBand on Facebook for updates.

5th April The Randy Leprechaun, Calle Maestro Torralba, La Zenia 6th April Durty Nellys, Calle Pola de Siero, Torrevieja 8th April Durty Nellys, Calle Pola de Siero, Torrevieja 9th April O’Shea’s Pub, Centro Comercial Costamarina, Cabo Roig 10th April The Bog Road, Centro Comercial Aguamarina, Cabo Roig 11th April The Gap Lounge, Calle Maestro Torralba, La Zenia 12th April The Bog Road, Centro Comercial Aguamarina, Cabo Roig

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Buried under the cellar In a real-life story that reads more like the plot of a soap opera, a British ex-pat living on the Costa Del Sol has discovered a body buried under the cellar of his home. The skeleton was discovered by builders during restoration work and the bones have now been removed to determine their age. Retired pub landlord Terry Nash, 70,

was given ‘the shock of his life’ after discovering a skeleton at his dream Costa del Sol home. The Welshman called in police when he discovered a human skeleton in the cellar of his new three-bed property in Mijas. Nash, from Porthcawl, said “One of the workmen knocked on my door around midday while I was making my lunch and told me they had found a

body in my cellar. “I was pretty horrified as you can imagine, especially because I knew the previous owners had dug out the basement to turn it into a utility room around ten years ago and the woman’s husband died around six years ago. But when I saw the skeleton I realised that theses bones were much older.”

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Microsoft issues apology over racist chatbot fiasco Microsoft has apologised for creating an artificially intelligent chatbot that quickly turned into a holocaust-denying racist. But in doing so made it clear Tay's views were a result of nurture, not nature. Tay confirmed what we already knew: people on the internet can be cruel. Tay, aimed at 18-24-year-olds on social media, was targeted by a “coordinated attack by a subset of people” after being launched earlier this week.

Within 24 hours Tay had been deactivated so the team could make “adjustments”. But on Friday, Microsoft's head of research said the company was “deeply sorry for the unintended offensive and hurtful tweets” and has taken Tay off Twitter for the foreseeable future. Peter Lee added: “Tay is now offline and we'll look to bring Tay back only when we are confident we can better anticipate malicious intent that conflicts

with our principles and values.” Tay was designed to learn from interactions it had with real people in Twitter. Seizing an opportunity, some users decided to feed it racist, offensive information. In China, people reacted differently - a similar chatbot had been rolled out to Chinese users, but with slightly better results. “Tay was not the first artificial intelligence application we released into

the online social world,” Microsoft's head of research wrote. “In China, our XiaoIce chatbot is being used by some 40 million people, delighting with its stories and conversations. “The great experience with XiaoIce led us to wonder: Would an AI like this be just as captivating in a radically different cultural environment?” Corrupted Tay The feedback, it appears, is that western audiences react very differently when presented with a chatbot it can influence. Much like teaching a Furby to swear, the temptation to corrupt the well-meaning Tay was too great for some. That said, Mr Lee said a specific vulnerability meant Tay was able to turn nasty. “Although we had prepared for many types of abuses of the system, we had made a critical oversight for this specific attack. “As a result, Tay tweeted wildly inappropriate and reprehensible words and images. We take full responsibility for not seeing this possibility ahead of time.” He didn't elaborate on the precise nature of the vulnerability. Mr Lee said his team will continue working on AI bots in the hope they can interact without negative side effects. “We must enter each one with great caution and ultimately learn and improve, step by step, and to do this without offending people in the process. “We will remain steadfast in our efforts to learn from this and other experiences as we work toward contributing to an Internet that represents the best, not the worst, of humanity.” Next week, Microsoft holds its annual developer conference.


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Neater Heater The last year has seen a massive upturn in the property market, with many people visiting Spain to renovate their property. Whether they are refurbishing them as a holiday home, rental business venture, or even their new permanent home, it is evident that people can see a brighter future ahead. Tony and Richard at Neater Heater have been a god send to those who need a solution to enhance their homes either for their own economical but stylish living, or even for those wishing to attract potential tenants. Neater Heaters are designed to set up a more efficient way of heating the home so that, when compared to most other electric heaters, monthly bills can be reduced, which is music to anybody´s ears. The Norwegian design and engineering make these the most efficient electric heaters for our Spanish climate. Convector heaters warm the air around you and provide a pleasant ambient heat for your home. Neater Heaters do it better, and cheaper, than the “Competition”. The difference between our heaters compared to most electric convector heaters is that most other electric heaters use their energy in getting the heater hot, whereas the Neater Heater is designed to heat the air in your room directly. The element in most electric heaters has to get unnecessarily hot in order to heat the casing, which in turn, warms the air it contacts as it slowly heats up. With Neater Heaters, however, the air is drawn into the heater, where it is in direct contact with a very efficient element causing the air to heat up extremely

rapidly, creating a convection current. You save time and money as your room is heated within minutes at a lower energy cost. Neater Heaters are designed and built in Norway, where these stylish heaters are hailed as the first choice for quality and performance. There are many designs that are on offer which can be incorporated into your room’s colour pallet and style. Neater Heaters will not restrict your furniture layout either, as there are so many options that you can work with if space is tight including mounting the heater on factory designed feet if wall space is limited. Whether you are choosing from the stylish Glamox or Beha ranges, or the more utilitarian Adax Standard range you can be confident that you will have an efficient cost-effective heater with safety and quality assured. For modern interiors, or where a splash of colour may be desired, the slim and elegant design of the Neo fits right in. The Neo is both smart and clever, with a digital display and an in-built day and night temperature reduction, it can provide a further 25% reduction in running costs. There is more good news, Neater Heater can offer their Adax and Neo

ranges to their clients at a lower competitive price, because delivery comes from the Adax sister factory located within Europe, thus benefiting us all from no importation tax. Neater Heaters are available as Panel Heaters, low-profile skirting heaters and can be supplied with feet to provide a stand-alone option if required. With our new website online or phone facilities for credit card payments, bank transfer and PayPal, purchasing these fantastic heaters couldn't be easier. Where you can also view and purchase our heaters: BENIJOFAR:Vincent Real Estate. Tel. 966 712 440 QUESADA: The Electrical Shop (Euronics). Tel: 966 188 169 TORREVIEJA AREAS: For home inspections call Colin. Tel. 636 537 338 mTORREVIEJA: S J & A. Digital. Tel. 966 319 253 BLUE LAGOON: The Electrical Shop (Euronics). Tel. 966 188 170 MURCIA PROVINCE Nigel & Anne home inspections Tel. 660 893 861 Heaters also available for purchase at our online shop with free home delivery WWW.NEATERHEATER.ES OR Tel. 634 312 171

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Don't rock the boat, Gibraltar pleads as Brexit breeds fear It's early morning and the sun shines down on a line of cars in southern Spain waiting to cross into Britain... or rather its overseas territory Gibraltar where a potential Brexit has set alarm bells clanging. Miles away from the debate gripping Britain over whether to leave or stay in the European Union, this rocky outcrop of 33,000 residents where fish and chips and double-decker buses are a fixture is nevertheless eyeing June's upcoming referendum with increasing alarm. At stakes are a thriving services-based economy that relies in large part on access to the EU's single market, and a sovereignty spat with Spain it believes threatens its only land access to the continent. “I'm very concerned that it would mean that our current economic model would not be sustainable,” says Gibraltar's Chief Minister Fabian Picardo, sitting in a white government building in the city centre. The territory - half the size of London's smallest borough of Kensington and Chelsea - relies on tourism, financial services, online gaming and shipping services for its economy, which grew an estimated 10.3 percent in the last financial year. Part of the attraction for foreign investors lies in its low-tax regime. But Gibraltar's EU membership also allows firms approved to operate there to do business in any other nation of the bloc without having to re-apply for permission. The combination has proved attractive to investment, insurance firms and others in the

financial services sector, which represents around 20 percent of Gibraltar's economy. “One of the reasons why companies are here is their ability to sell their services throughout the EU... and that reason for being in Gibraltar will be taken away,” says Picardo. Not far from his government building, crowds throng a main street lined with shops, including the quintessentially British Marks & Spencer. In one particularly belligerent row over disputed waters, Spanish authorities upped border checks in 2013, creating hours-long logjams and forcing the European Commission to wade in and ease the crisis. Many fear this could happen again if Gibraltar loses its EU status. “Half or more of the clients we have are people who cross the frontier,” says Isaac Batista, who works at a liquor store on the main street, where cigarettes and alcohol are far cheaper than in Spain. "If the border closes, it's going to be very different," he adds, not just for retailers but also for the 10,000 people who make the crossing daily from Spain to work. But for Juan Franco, Mayor of La Linea, the real concern would be Brexit's impact on Gibraltar's economy. Unemployment in his 72,000-strong city stands at 40 percent, one of the worst-hit places in Spain, and the majority of those who work do so over the border. "If Gibraltar stopped to generate work, it would be a real problem for our city," he says.

Celebrity chefs destroy classic Spanish dishes A top Spanish food critic has blasted British chefs Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver and Marco Pierre White for butchering classic Spanish dishes. In a hilariously damning review, Ana Vega has slammed a number of celebrity and internationallyacclaimed chefs. Jamón, sangría, paella and tapas – the symbols that represent Spanish cuisine abroad and the sudden popularity of chorizo across the globe has sent overseas chefs into overdrive, coming up with things like chorizo meatballs, chicken and chorizo paté, chorizo pizza and even chorizo jam – and all of it marketed as “Spanish.” But that’s okay, because Spaniards also do horrible things to foreign dishes, such as using cream in spaghetti carbonara. It’s normal for home cooks to play fast and loose with international dishes. Sometimes you just can’t find the correct recipe, or you might tailor a dish to fit your tastes or whatever you happen to have in the fridge at that particular moment.

But a professional chef is another story – especially the media-savvy ones. You might expect individuals with specialised training, experience, fame and travel time under their belts to know that real carbonara uses no cream and that paellas are made in paella dishes…but no. Ana Vega reviews some of the more appalling examples of how celebrity chefs from other countries have altered Spanish cuisine. She says: Gordon Ramsay, a chef with a total of 14 Michelin stars and umpteen TV cooking shows, teaches an Englishwoman how to make a paella. Without even venturing into a detailed discussion of what, exactly, constitutes a paella – an issue that raises passions in Valencia – you should be warned that what follows does not even deserve to fall into the category of “rice with stuff in it.” Ramsey launches into making a “paella” with (what else?) chorizo, chicken, shrimp, squid and clams. He then jazzes

it up with a generous squirt of sherry, as well as a few chili peppers – because it’s never too late to confuse Spain with Mexico. But perhaps the worst part is the fact that he prepares this concoction in a frying pan, and it comes out so runny that he is forced to serve it with a ladle. Yum yum. John Torode, the Australian-born celebrity chef, restaurateur and host of the UK version of Masterchef, also claims to know a lot about paella says Ana. Cooking to the sound of Spanish guitar chords, he makes his paella in a sauté pan. Moved by the spirit of his inner Spaniard, he stir-fries onion, garlic, turmeric and paprika, then adds the rice, the broth and, instead of just leaving it be, stirs everything vigorously, lest the flavors should not gel completely together. In all fairness, Torode should be credited for using beans in his paella, which might not have been of the bajoqueta or garrofó variety, but which will still earn him brownie points with Valencian viewers. But then he botches it by sautéeing cod to decorate the paella, which he also tops with shrimp, mussels and the classic – and utterly useless – lemon quarters. Then, when the rice is done, he shakes it up passionately one more time leaving an unappetising eyesore. Marco Pierre White also rises to the paella challenge. Ramsay’s mentor, the enfant terrible of British cuisine and once the youngest holder of three Michelin stars, White has a video of his paella creation. But we dare not put it up here says Ana Vega, because he states that he had the best paella of his life in northern

Spain, and Valencians are going to have a stroke when they hear that. Let’s just reveal that he adds a more-thangenerous helping of white wine to his rice, and enough paprika to stop a moving train. Jamie Oliver has made Spanglish food something of a personal trademark. He enthusiastically adds chorizo to pretty much everything, and his odd “Made in Spain” combinations make for a good laugh for any Spaniard watching his program. Oliver cooks this way because

he is a free spirit and because that’s the way he feels like cooking – not because he lacks experience in Spain. Jamie has traveled through Andalusia where he had the nerve to make his own version of gazpacho. His ingredients were correct: tomato, cucumber, pepper, vinegar, olive oil and bread. But the end result was visibly questionable. His gazpacho had a sad hue as a result of the small amount of tomatoes he used, and bloodthirsty Spaniards tore him to pieces for it on YouTube. Vega ends the public flogging saying: “Fortunately, Oliver’s FoodTube now has someone named Omar Allibhoy, a Spanish cook who knows both how to make a decent “tortilla de patatas” and how to explain it in English. At this rate, between him, Mario Batali, Claudia Roden and a few other evangelists, we’ll have no cause for complaint.”


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Number of Spaniards abroad goes up On 1st January 1 this year, 2,305,030 Spaniards were registered with consulates abroad, representing a 5.6 percent rise from the same date in 2015, according to figures released on Thursday by the National Statistics Institute (INE). Compared with 2009, the first year that these indicators were published, the increase has soared to 56.6 percent. One of the main reasons for the trend is the nationalisation of foreign citizens. Between 2009 and 2016 the number of Spanish passports holders living abroad who were born in Spain has only risen 21 percent. The figures show that several of the countries with the highest concentration of Spanish residents are in Latin America: Argentina (439,236), Venezuela (188,025), Brazil (125,150), Cuba (128,541) and Mexico (123,189). The recent growth of the Spanish economy has so far failed to stem the flow of migrants looking for better job opportunities abroad. There are now 102,498 Spaniards living in Britain, a 77 percent rise from 2009, and 139,555 in

Germany, a 35 percent increase from seven years ago. But Íñigo Domingo, a demographer at the Center for Demography Studies, believes that these figures underrepresent the real number of Spaniards living abroad. Consulate registration is voluntary, he notes, and many young people who travel to other parts of the world never bother to take that step, believing that they will only be abroad on a temporary basis and that registering will not bring any benefits. This expert adds that consular registration also automatically means migrants being taken off the local electoral rolls in their place of residence in Spain, leading to the loss of regular access to the Spanish healthcare service or eligibility for subsidised housing. Besides the growing number of Spanish residents abroad, Spain for the first time last year registered more deaths than births, as well as record emigration figures, leading to the conclusion that the country’s population is dwindling.

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What’s in a name British, Irish, German and French expats living in Spain are most likely to be called Smith, Murphy, Müller or Martin, meaning metalworker, descendant of a ‘sea warrior’ or Murchadh, a miller, and ‘of Mars’ – the god, not the planet – according to Czech linguist Jakub Marian. Marian has created a map of Europe with the most-common or frequently occurring surname for each country featured, and a second map explaining, in English, what each of the names mean. Spain’s most commonly-found surname is ‘García’, which could come from a Basque word meaning ‘bear’ or ‘young’. Spain's neighbours, Portugal, are most likely to be called Silva, from the Latin word for ‘forest’ (selva in Spanish), or Da Silva, meaning ‘of the forest’. Across the water from Spain, the most-frequent Italian surname is Rossi, meaning red in the plural, and probably referring to hair colour or complexion. Spain’s highest numbers of European expats come from Romania, where the most common surname is Popa, meaning priest, and in smaller number from Bulgaria, where the most-frequent surname is Ivanov, meaning 'of John' – the same as in Belarus, and similar to Serbia's Jovanović, which means ‘son of

John’. Estonians are also most likely to have the surname Ivanov, and also Tamm, meaning ‘oak’. Like Germans, Ukrainians' most common surname means 'miller', but is Melnyk rather than Müller – also the joint-most popular surname in

Switzerland along with Bianchi, or 'white' in the plural. Greece and Romania have similar surname concepts in common – the Greek equivalent of Spain's García, ‘Papadopoulos’, means ‘son of a priest’. Although Smirnoff vodka is popularly found in cocktails in chiringuitos, or beach bars in Spain in summer, the more-common spelling is Smirnov – Russia's most-seen family name, meaning ‘peaceful’. In Russia's near-neighbours Latvia, Lithuania and Moldavia, the commonest family names are Berziņš, Kazlauskas and Rusu, meaning 'little birch', 'a person from Kozlow (in Poland)', and ‘Russian’.

Mediaeval tradition Scandinavian names often relate to ‘son of' – Iceland’s most-frequent surname is not listed, because the country still follows the Mediaevalorigin system of putting son or dóttir after the father’s first name to create the child’s surname – for example, Olafsson is ‘Olaf’s son’, and ‘Jonsdóttir’ is ‘Jon’s daughter’. Danes are often called Nielsen – son of Niels, or Nicholas – whilst Norway's inhabitants are most likely to be named Hansen, or son of Hans, and Swedes, Andersson, or son of Anders. However, no meaning is given for Finland’s most common surname, which is Korhonen. Others listed are Turkey’s Yılmaz (meaning dauntless, courageous, unbeatable); Hungary’s Nagy (big); Austria's Gruber (miner, or a person from the town of Grub); The Netherlands’ De Jong (‘the young’); Belgium's Peeters (‘of Peter’) or Dubois (‘of the wood’); Luxembourg's Schmidt (smith, or metalworker); Poland's Nowak and the Czech Republic’s and Slovenia’s Novák (meaning ‘Newman’); Slovakia’s Horváth and Croatia’s Horvat (meaning ‘Croat’, in old Croatian); Albania’s Kelmendi (person from the Kelmendi mountains); Macedonia’s Stojanovski (‘son of Stojan’); Bosnia’s Hodžic (son of a preacher), and Montenegro’s Popovic (meaning the son of a priest).


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Breast cancer detecting bra Researchers in Colombia have created a bra which can detect breast cancer. The bra works by recording breast temperatures using infra-red sensors. When any changes in breast temperature are detected, the bra will deliver a warning signal to the wearer using different coloured lights. A green light means there are no issues, a yellow one indicates the wearer might need to do another test, and a red light indicates the need to visit a doctor for a thorough medical examination. Researchers believe the bra could help detect breast cancer in women before it develops and spreads. “When you have cells in your mammary glands that are anomalous, the body needs to send more blood to that specific part of the body and the temperature of this organ increases,” explained Maria Camila Cortes, an

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electrical engineering student at Colombia’s National University, according to Fusion. The bra is currently being tested at the university's lab. All being well, researchers hope to mass produce it and sell it at an affordable price to women across the globe. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the UK. In fact almost one third (31 percent) of cancers diagnosed in women are breast cancers. Breast cancer rates in England have increased by 90 percent since records began in 1971, according to Breast Cancer UK. Maria Jaramillo, who is helping to develop the cancer-detecting bra, said: “We don’t want to replace a doctor’s job. The idea is to develop a technique that will help with [early] detection.”


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Tuberculosis, Spain still lags behind Europe With the recent heralding of World Tuberculosis Day, Spain still has a lot to do. Although the number of cases falls each year in Spain, it incidence remains high. In 2012 the number of reported cases in Spain was 6,019 and in 2014 it had fallen to 5,018 according to reports from the National Epidemiology Centre, but still above average European levels. “We continue to have slightly higher numbers than our neighbouring countries, but in recent years we are reproducing the models from the most developed countries”, said Javier García Pérez, coordinator for Tuberculosis in the Spanish Society for Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery. “In Spain, the cases of tuberculosis have reduced by nearly half since 2000”, assured Alberto García-Besteiro, a researcher at the Barcelona Global Health Institute. According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Spain registered in 2014 a rate of 10.85 affected per 100,000 inhabitants, when in 2013 it was 12.04, and still below the heights of 2008 when it reached 18.02. On the same playing field as Spain we find the United Kingdom with 11.0 and Greece with 11.7 and those who are leading the field are Holland (4.89), Czech Republic (4.89), Germany (5.56), Denmark (5.69)

and France (7.36) Javier García-Pérez, noted one of the reforms which had helped in Spain was when decree 16/2012 was passed by the PP which excluded irregular immigrants from the health service, it also produced a National Plan against this illness, and distributed free the drugs which combat it ‘which are , also very cheap treatments.

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Seven ‘Healthy’ Habits You Need to Break Right Now It can be hard to decipher the hype from the facts when it comes to health and fitness. Should you really avoid gluten, carbs, desserts and detox once a month? The answers may shock you. Some myths and half-truths won’t hurt you, but others can cause serious damage. Weight gain, stress and injuries are just a few possible consequences of not getting it right. Supermarkets offer tons of choices but how many of them are really healthy? Certain sugar-free and lowcalorie items, such as diet drinks, are worse than their original versions. Food labels can be deceptive, which is why some personal trainers promote never buying foods with a long list of ingredients. Remember products have labels, foods do not think fresh fruit, veg

and meats for the majority of your meals. Forget about what’s popular these days, it’s time to break the “healthy” habits that may actually be harming you. 1. Eating fat-free food The fat-free food industry is worth billions but studies show that these kinds of foods don’t help with weight loss or even healthy eating. Researchers observed 50,000 women, half of whom were on a diet eating low- or non-fat foods. The participants did not have lower risk of cancer of heart disease and they didn’t lose extra pounds. Nutritionists recommend a balanced diet with enough health fats (nuts, fish, avocado) and complex carbs (wholewheat bread, riceand green veg). Also, fat-free products sometimes have a lot

of sugar because of unnatural substitutes, resulting in weight gain, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. 2. Exercising too much Working out too much is not good. In a way, it can be just as bad for your body as not being active at all. Exercise addiction often starts with the remarkable feeling you have when you push yourself hard to get to the next level and see the results of your hard work. Combine that with friends who constantly tell you how fit and healthy you look, and you have a recipe for disaster. All of a sudden you wake up at 4am to do cardio training before work, weight lifting in your lunch break and Zumba classes before you get home. You are constantly tired but find artificial ways to boost your energy such as drinking coffee and energy drinks all the time. Also, you make yourself a very easy target for injuries. You give your muscles no time to recover and they will punish you for it. 3. Not eating dessert Don’t blacklist sweets and treats. Studies have shown that restriction often leads to overeating. Among the 103 women in the research, chocolatedeprived restrained eaters consumed more chocolate food than did any other group. Restrained eaters experienced

more food cravings than the unrestrained eaters and were more likely to eat the craved food. A small dessert won’t hurt you and there are ways in which you can consume sweets and not gain weight.All things in moderation. 4. Snacking too often Eating smaller meals more often is the way to go. But you have to be careful and not lose track of how often you’re snacking. Junk food doesn’t fall in the “snack” category because of its unhealthy ingredients and lack of nutritional value. A snack is not an entire meal. Don’t confuse the two because you risk overeating and gaining weight. Are you really hungry and not just bored or stressed? Ask yourself that before reaching for that cake. If you are, there are plenty of healthy options you can choose from. 5. Detoxing Detoxing has been a popular diet aid over the last several years. Many toxins are used to grow the food we eat, so we consume the harmful chemicals all the time. Even the air we breathe has too many. The liver and kidneys naturally get rid of them every time you sweat or go to the bathroom. This has been the case for thousands of years. So why do people need to do more? They don’t. Cleaning up your diet instead will do just fine. Science is not conclusive whether detox is good for you. There is no

definitive proof that such diets help the body eliminate toxins faster. You are, however, often starving, which is never a good idea. Your body needs about 2,000 calories a day to function properly. It must have its vitamins, minerals and other nutrients to keep you healthy so you don’t gain weight, get constipated or sick, lose your energy...Anything less than that puts it in stress mode. 6. Skipping breakfast Breakfast is not the most important meal of the day; they are all equally vital. Just like you don’t skip lunch, you can’t skip breakfast. Have some food to get your metabolism started. You will also have more energy throughout the day, which means you won’t be overeating later. Studies have shown that skipping breakfast is associated with a significantly higher risk of obesity. Another benefit of eating healthy in the morning is steady blood sugar levels. 7. Low-carb diet There is nothing wrong with cutting back on bad carbs such as those coming from fries, but you can’t give up on all carbs. People trying to lose weight adapt such diets because the body burns carbs before it gets to the fat (ketosis). But experts have rung the alarm. Risks of low-carb diets include high cholesterol, kidney problems, stones and osteoporosis because you’re getting rid of more calcium than you should.


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While it is believed that an even more luxurious version of the Range Rover is under development without the Sport SVR’s focus on performance upgrades, the next launch is reported to be the Discovery SVX, so that the SVO division — which has yet to even formally open its headquarters — can showcase its capabilities across the full range of its brief. SVO boss John Edwards declined to comment on specific models but said: “Every nameplate we produce will be

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Ford Cmax 1.6 TDCI, 2011, 115CV, Titanium spec, many extras. 11,495€

Toyota Aygo 1.0 Petrol, 2012, 70,700kms, air con, CD, Bluetooth. 6,995€

Audi A4 Avant 2.0 TDi, 2012, parking sensors, many extras. 16,995€

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March 30th - April 4th 2016 All fattened up with lots of chocolate and hot cross buns audiences are ready to see the new acts that will be making their mark on the circuit. Spring symbolises fresh and new and that is exactly what is in store for music lovers up and down the Costa. In Santa Pola del Este, The Leprechaun will be leading the way by bringing more new talent to the area with Alicante’s top acoustic guitarist Paul Harris. Paul has performed all over the Costas and has had the honour of being resident in many 5 star hotels from Majorca to Portugal. Covering anything from Shirley Bassey and Swing to Snowpatrol, Paul is quickly becoming a favourite artist in many bars. Meanwhile in La Fuente, a fresh face will be appearing at Tradewinds on Friday then Imanyos (Daya Nueva) on Saturday. Dawn has been a vocalist for many years and is married to my very own Phil Collins tribute (who has been taking the area by storm). Dawn loves Soul, Motown and Disco music and is all set to party the night away. If you love all the 70’s disco hits then Dawn is the girl for you. With the recent passing of Eagles legend Glenn Frey audiences have had a renewed interest in all things Eagles. On Saturday a brand new Solo show will be premiering at El Rey in Balsicas. The 3 hour long show is dedicated to The Eagles and its band members’ music, which spans into the films that we all know and love. Ricky Patton is also well known along the Costas for the many bands and duos that he is part of. A real music lover this guitarist and vocalist can turn his hand to anything from Barry Manilow to Status Quo and the Beatles. As a bar owner he is aware of the importance of bringing quality live entertainment into venues. His recent Eagles Band Tribute was a massive sell out. Marabu Lounge in Pueblo Bravo welcomes the return of Kevin Tyler, who has not been seen at the venue since August last year. Liverpulian Kevin always says that he was given a great gift – the ability to sing anything. He promoting himself as something for everyone and Kevin can certainly belt out anything from reggae to soul and up to the minute music. Music is in the ear of the listener and we are very lucky to have a huge range of genres to keep anyone happy. From Soul to jazz, brass bands to opera. The Costa Blanca is rich with the sounds from every era and every genre you can think of. All you have to do it go out and enjoy it. The venues and musicians are waiting for you. If you would like your events in this guide, they are FREE. Just email me the details to letsrockshowslive@gmail.com. To book acts please go to my new site www.jaxlawson.com Love life, love music and support your venues and acts. Jax Lawson xx

Saturday April 2nd Tuesday March 29th YOLO, Cabo Roig – David J Williams – 10pm Pablos International, Playa Flamenca – Martin Kay 9pm The Archers, Quesada – Denis Christian – 5pm Stray Sod, La Fuente – Bella Luna – 10pm Alfie’s Bar, La Zenia – The Rekords – 1.15pm Jose and Maria Bar, Vistabella Urb – There n Back – 9pm Bamboo Lounge, Entre Naranjas – Paul Christie – 9pm

Wednesday March 30th Nonduermas, Catral – Variety show – James McDonald and Friends – 20 Euros – 7.30pm CJ’s, Consum Square La Marina – JJ Soulman – 2pm Park Inn, Quesada – Samantha Curtis – 8pm The Local, La Florida – Richie Alexander – 6pm So Bar, Benimar – Paula Molina – 5pm Paddy’s Point, La Zenia – The Cages Acoustic – 10pm Maggie O’Briens, Campoverde – Brian Bennett – 4.30pm Marabu Lounge, Pueblo Bravo – Juanjo – 3pm Bar Britannia, Torrevieja – The Blue Waves – 3pm The Club, Quesada – Everlys – 9pm

Thursday March 31st Pablos International, Playa Flamenca – Paul Allen – 9pm The Local, La Florida – Richie Alexander – 6pm Stray Sod, La Fuente – The Cages – 10pm Mono’s Bar, Quesada – Samantha Curtis – 8pm Restaurante Nautilus, Torrevieja – Jose Bolero – 7.30pm Camping Marjal, Catral – Randall Cain – 7.15pm

Friday April 1st Marabu Lounge – Kevin Tyler – 8pm Tradewinds, La Fuente – Dawn – 9pm El Rey, Balsicas – Eagles Solo Tribute – 9pm Pablo’s International, Playa Flamenca – Pitu – 9pm La Taberna, Quesada – Nilo – 9pm Emerald Isle, La Florida – Richie Alexander – 9pm Lansdowne, Playa Flamenca – The Streeters – 10pm The Club, Quesada – Double Trouble – 9pm – 12€ O’Riordans, Cabo Roig – Paul Allen – 10pm Doolans, Via Pk 3 – The Blue Waves – 3pm Eddie’s Bar, San Miguel – Jose Bolero – 7.30pm Bamboo Lounge, Entre Naranjas – Dan Davy – 9pm

Orange Bar, Entre Naranjas – Cassi Kennedy – 9pm Imanyos Disco Bar, Daya Nueva – Dawn – 9.30pm La Bodegueta, Lo Crispin – Benny Van De Burg – 9pm The Leprechaun.Bar, Santa Pola Del Este – Paul Harris – 8.30pm Pablo’s International, Playa Flamenca – Gene Pitney – 9pm Stray Sod, La Fuente – Kolted – 10pm Landsdowne, Playa Flamenca – Richie Alexander – 10pm Aneto Cerveceria, Benimar – Tony Capaldi – 9pm Bar Carlos, Torrevieja – Open Mic night - 9pm Stray Sod, La Fuente – Kolted – 10pm Foxy’s Bar, Via Park V – James Ellis – 6.30pm Eduardos, Villamartin - David John Williams – 10pm Slievenemon Bar, Cabo Roig – Snowblind – 10pm Capitol Theatre, Rojales – Just Brass Spring Concert – 8pm – 5€ Eddie’s Bar, San Miguel – Keely – 9pm Bar Piscina, Lago Jardin 1 – Lynn and Brian – 9pm Bamboo Lounge, Entre Naranjas – Rain O’Connor – 9pm

Sunday April 3rd Pablos International, Playa Flamenca – Richie Alexander – 9pm Sports Complex, La Marina – Woody – 9pm The Stray Sod, La Fuente – Dougie Monroe – 9pm Eddie’s Bar, San Miguel – Benny Conway – 7pm Ship Inn, Marina International, Torrevieja – Cover Brothers – 9pm

Monday April 4th Pablo’s International, Playa Flamenca – Rain and Melissa – 9pm Tradewinds, La Fuente – Richie Alexander – 9pm Stray Sod, La Fuente – Jimmy and John Acoustic – 10pm Final Whistle, La Marina – Richie Alexander – 2pm


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quick ACROSS 1. Compassion (4) 3. Grumble (8) 8. Stagger (4) 9. Scholarly (8) 11.Disconcerting (12) 13.Defer (6) 14.Fit (6) 17.Slander (4-8)

5. Walker (10) 6. Oak fruit (5) 7. Promontory (4) 10.Currency (10) 12.Advance (8) 15.Confidential (7) 16.Orb (6) 18.Essential (5) 19.Den (4)

20.Was present (8) 21.Challenge (8) 22.Alleviated (8) 23.Minus (4) Down 1. Wilful (8) 2. Quiver (7) 4. Bandit (6)

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DOWN 1. Brutal in adjudicating body (8) 2. This place is unusual (7) 4. Done out of money by a bird? (6) 5 Approach cad and accept directions (4,2,4) 6. Consumed in a fire at engineering works (5)

7. Tender 23 (4) 10. Manufacturing court hearing on river (10) 12. Demonstrations in favour of examinations, perhaps (8) 15. He couldn't possibly have an unbroken record! (7) 16. 10 action resulting in light? (6) 18. Exhaust Sue, upset on rising (3,2) 19. Just an article in a tree (4)

SOLUTIONS 626 QUICK Across: 1 Parenthesis; 9 Matador; 10 Olden; 11 Error; 12 Average; 13 Tender; 15 Regard; 18 Nurture; 20 Alien; 22 Nears; 23 Artless; 24 Pertinacity. Down: 2 After; 3 Endorse; 4 Threat; 5 Erode; 6 Indiana; 7 Impertinent; 8 In readiness; 14 Narrate; 16 Elastic; 17 Remain; 19 Upset; 21Inert. CRYPTIC Across: 1 Demonstrate; 9 Ejector; 10 Barge; 11 Radio; 12 Brigand; 13 Hearty; 15 Tip-off; 18 Current; 20 Paper; 22 Seats; 23 Granite; 24 Aeolian harp. Down: 2 Emend; 3 Outpost; 4 Scribe; 5 Rabbi; 6 Tornado; 7 Bear the cost; 8 Ready for bed; 14 Acreage; 16 Impeach; 17 Stigma; 19 Easel; 21 Prior.

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1. The 5 people were the one who is seventh in line, the wine enthusiast who specializes in riesling, the person who bought the belt, Cody, and the one who is eighth in line. 2. The one who is seventh in line bought the hat. 3. The person who bought the purse is closer to the front of the line than the wine enthusiast who specializes in shiraz. 4. The one who is first in line specializes in chianti. 5. The wine enthusiast who specializes in merlot is not Jude. 6. The one who is eighth in line is Mark. 7. The person who bought the hat is not Jude. 8. The wine enthusiast who specializes in chianti didn't buy the belt. 9. The wine enthusiast who specializes in merlot didn't buy the hat. 10. The person who bought the shoes is farther down the line than the person who bought the hat. 11. The person who bought the shoes is Macie. 12. The wine enthusiast who specializes in shiraz didn't buy the hat. 13. The wine enthusiast who specializes in shiraz is not Mark. 14. Jude is closer to the front of the line than the person who bought the earrings.

international match? (3,2,3,4) 20. I get mail indicating too young or old (3,5) 21. Kiss sporting gear (4) 22. Drives back less pure (8) 23. Rose for arrow-boy (4)

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Remember: every item on the board belongs to one and only one person, no item will ever be shared. Using only the clues provided and simple deductive logic and reasoning, fill in the grid with Xs and Os to determine the solution.

ACROSS 1 To lose nothing, request a job (4) 3. Goes on to get a profit (8) 8. Thing I came face to face with on returning (4) 9. Regular traveller to city who lessens the punishment? (8) 11. For which joint minutes are needed? (5,7) 13. Everybody must leave at full speed (3,3) 14. A drop of rain for the exhibitor (6) 17. Try out a player in an


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ARTS & CRAFTS Kilned Ceramic Bisqueware ready for painting, Jugs.Vases. Garden ornaments. Chess sets, etc. 966 184 124. La Marina Urb. (628)

BUILDERS G.F.R. Builders 30 years experience 13 years in Spain All general building work and Property Maintenance undertaken Gazebos, Pergolas and car ports made to yourspecification All works guaranteed Competitive prices Ring now for free no obligation quotation Tel 653 262 489, Whatsapp or email: gfrbuild@gmail.com (LR) (627)

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES Quesada, Graces Bar/Cafeteria lease for sale. Established almost 30 years, on the main square of Quesada village. These premises have recently been refurbished to a very clean and smart, inviting location. As everyone knows the current tenant has just had a baby, and babies and bars do not work - not rocket science? Fully licenced by the local Ayuntimiento and 101% legal. 30 plus covers inside, 60 plus covers outside. Full stainless steel kitchen. Rent is 1,000 euros per month, equal to 33 euros a day. No other similar premises available within the same area, for anywhere near the same price. Even if you were given an empty unit, anyone would have to spend in excess of 25,000 euros to fully equip said premises, right down to the knives and forks? Easter is here, and the summer right behind. Whilst the present tenant freely admits business has gone down, that’s the time to buy, as there’s only one way - up! Any bar and or restaurant is only as good as the service provided and the quality of food they serve. Graces bar for sale at 16,500 euros. For sale exclusively through SunseekersQuesada telephone 966 718 779 office hours, or 672 366 275 any reasonable time. (626)

BUY & SELL For sale 4 red toldos complete. 157cm, 94cm, 420cm, 435cm, 435cm width. 345cm height. 2 large have windows. 9 months old. Widths are reducible. Offers over 350€ for all. Satellite dish 240cm with stand 150€. GIHD digital combo receiver Avatar 1080p 50€. Avtex 12/24 volt TV. freeview DVD 19inch 150€. Avtex 12/24 volt TV DVD 16 inch 120€ or 240€ for both. White wall hung radiator 1500 watt used once. 40€. Tel. 865 779 609 or 653 341 422. Catral (627)

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Turn your unwanted furniture, electrical, household goods, Bric-a-Brac, clothing, antiques and collectables into cash. Anything! Anywhere! 965 319 220/663 012 541 (629) Two “Z” Beds as new. 2 seater garden swing. Large garden plastic table. Picture mount cutter. New car/caravan fridge. 2 golf bags. Large 3 piece suite. Reasonable offers. Tel 966 715 811 (628)

COUNSELLING Cognitive Behavioural therapist available for consultations. Tel 691 734 775 or email sacred_waters@hotmail.co.uk (630)

EMPLOYMENT Experienced waiting staff and trainee starter chef required for Pimientos Restaurant San Miguel. Tel 966 723 657 (628)

GARDENING Eazy Lawns the artificial grass experts Eight year guarantee Many different effects for all surfaces and budgets Full garden design & construction Fully legal and registered company covering all of the Costa Blanca Tel 636 102 509 or email info@eazylawns.es or www.eazylawns.es (C) (627)

HEALTH & BEAUTY Experienced mobile hairdresser. Good price and service. City & Guilds qualified. Tel 663 173 385. (M) (627) Salon in Ciudad Quesada, require a nail technician with experience in all nail systems, nail art, pedicures, eyelashes and brows. Must speak fluent English and Spanish. Qualification certificate must be produced. Tel: 772 116 393. (627)

HOME IMPROVEMENTS METAL MAN! All your metal and iron works made to your specification. Specialising in Staircases, Roller Shutters, Gates and Railings. Best prices on the Costa Blanca! Call for no obligation quotation. Tel 652 262 489/ whatsapp or email: metalguy1958@gmail.com (L) (626) Bathroom conversions, complete installations, excellent service. Costa Blanca. Tel 698 320 434 (644)

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Sophie. Elegant, sexy, naughty lady. Visit, all areas. Home/house and hotel visits. Tel 693 357 526 (653)

Torrevieja Centro, young oriental girl gives complete massage, 24 hrs in your house or mine. C/ Concordia 2, 4K. Tel: 698 280 842 (643)

English, semi-retired gent is looking for lady, between 30-55 years for companionship. Returnable photo appreciated. No strings attached. Send info to: Aptdo de Correos 54, 03170 Rojales, Alicante (628)

Thai lady for massage and lots of pleasure.Tel 605 292 304, Cabo Roig (630)

Tony now has in stock the following tablets: Super Kamagra 160mg. Kamagra 100mg. Kamagra Polos. Aurogra 100mg. Femalerga Pinks (for Women). We also keep a range of slimming tablets for Men and Women. Deliveries in all Torre areas. Tel . 697 777 811 (628)

Mary 33, Polish sweet friend. Wonderful body, fantasies. The best attention. Cabo Roig, oposite Puccini Restaurant. 672 872 050. www.sensualspain.net (627)

Retired English Gentleman. Seeks affectionate, passionate, attractive female for discreet, romantic, sexual relationship in area from Torrievieja to Cartarenga. I would travel to your home for meetings and outings. Happy to assist with finances. Please email me on reg.england@yahoo.co.uk to exchange photos and other details. (626)

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Torrevieja Casa Angela Discreet and private deluxe chalet offers you exotic girls from South America, call us, come and enjoy 24 hrs, easy to find, easy parking, free drink also escort service 609 573 468/639 832 118 Address: Avd. Association Victimas Del Terrorismo (631) Massage For Women. Feeling frustrated? Stressed? Fed up? Want to feel alive again? Why not treat yourself to a sensual massage for discerning ladies of all ages byexperienced mature male in a comfortable apartment in Guardamar. Absolute discretion and satisfaction guaranteed. No time limit, no rush, normal rate 25 euros Special offer first time visit only 15 euros. Transport can be arranged, if required. Tel. 635 938 330 (628) Playa Flamenca (near new Carrefour before La Florida) Original Spanish lady 35 very attractive offers complete service & erotic massages, private house, very discreet with parking has medical cert. 865 646 437 (630) Experience a great one hour massage with Veronica, fully qualified. For appointments call 679 292 678 (630) Torrevieja veteran lady, fat, busty. Massage expert. Eastern technique. Erotic Tantra, happy ending. by appointment 698 516 142 (626)

Cindy the horniest Venezuelan friend. Wonderful body. Fantasies. La Zenia close Consum, house 77. 607 735 745. (629)

Kamagra.Gold.100mg. Free Weekender with every purchase .Delivery or collection. Call Roy 602 579 481 email royframe@ gmail.com (629)

House for rent Algorfa area. Fully furnished detached 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house. aircon, ceiling fans, alarm, UK.TV supply, communal pool. 450€ pcm + bills. Tel: Bob. 965 724 183 or 616 883 103. (627)

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PROPERTY FOR SALE REF 692. Rojales Hills. 3/4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Detached Villa Well Maintained Fully Furnished Very Good Location 470m2 Plot Large Double Garage Close to All Local Amenities. €235,000 REF 683. Pueblo Bravo. 2 Bedroom Semi-Detached Bungalow Part Furnished Immaculate Condition Large Communal Swimming Pool Gated Community. €105,000 REF 718. Ciudad Quesada. 3/4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Detached Villa Part Furnished Beautifully Presented Large Garage + Utility Area Communal Swimming Pool Small Gated Community Mountain Views. €218,000 REF 724. Ciudad Quesada. 4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Detached Villa Split Level Kitchen Private Swimming Pool Garage + 500m2 Plot Stunning Sea & Lake Views. €397,000 REF 727. Ciudad Quesada. 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Linked Duplex Beautifully Presented Furnished Stunning Views Roof Solarium Resident Parking Communal Swimming Pool. €130,000

Attractive mature bi-sexual lady. Full sex. Couples welcome. €70.00. 10 mins from Quesada. Tracy. Tel 672 932 162 (630)

REF 730. Ciudad Quesada. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Detached Villa Fully Furnished Corner Plot Off Road Parking Communal Swimming Pool. €135,000

Torrevieja. Madam Silvy. Dominatrix, cruel and ruthless. Whip, toys and more. By appointment 678 364 210. (626)

REF 733. Ciudad Quesada. 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Semi-Detached Villa Furnished Roof Solarium Communal Swimming Pool Located on the La Marquesa Golf Course. €110,000

Torrevieja. Loving blonde. Natural French. Golden showers, black kisses, erotic massage. Calle Goleta 38. Tel 608 059 794 (628) Spanking Ladies! Young or old, big or small, enjoy a sensual spanking and more from the Headmaster. He visits you at home and it’s free! Details: headmaster@live.co.uk (629)

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Ref 2571 La Mata. 95m2 Townhouse. So close to beach, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, communal pool, solarium with panoramic views, garden, parking space, cloakroom. 135.000€ Ref 2587 Los Montesinos. South facing .Top floor close to lovely square, 102m2, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, sunny terrace overlooking gardens, utility room, shared solarium. 74.950€ Ref 2595 Benijofar. Central location. First floor apartment 164m2, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, C/H, separate kitchen, 2 courtyards, covered terrace, log fireplace. 126.000€ Ref 2677 Catral. Executive villa. 193m2 on a 2.013m2 landscaped plot, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, private pool, C/H, A/C, solarium, terraces, garage, sunny South East facing. 375.000€ Ref 4109 San Luis. Just listed. Top floor 64m2 apartment, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, communal pool, solarium, separate kitchen, terrace, lake views. 64.950€ Ref 4111 Montebello. Large glazed terrace. Quad villa 93m2, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, communal pool, car port, garden, solarium, terrace, A/C, near La Finca Golf. 98.500€ Ref 2597 Lo Crispin. Central heating. Detached villa on corner plot, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, A/C, communal pool, driveway, spacious terrace, underbuild. 149.950€ CONTACT VINCENT REAL ESTATE: 966 712 440 info@vincent-realestate.com (627)

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE Electrical, plumbing, fencing, water boilers, balustrades, painting and general maintenance. Tel 965 328 361 or 680 934 549. (631)

PROPERTY WANTED Quesada, Lo Marabu area, retired widow is looking for a bungalow with 2 bedrooms within this area for a long term rental. Fair rent paid for an equally fair property, good references available, if you have such a property, them please contact SunseekersQuesada on 966 718 779 office hours, or 672 366 275 any reasonable time. Reason for moving, this lady’s current home has many steps hence the need for a bungalow! (626)

TILING P&R Tiling The best quality and value around. Only the highest quality materials used (swimming pool grade adhesive and grout). Call 622 154 380 for a no obligation quote or to see our extensive portfolio of bathrooms, kitchens, driveways, patios, solariums, swimming pools, landscape gardening and more. Happy to introduce new clients to previous clients for references. See our website www.pandrtiling.com or call 622 154 380. Hablamos Español. (AL) (626)

REF 734. Fincas De La Vega. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Detached Villa 519m2 Plot Large Roof Solarium Private Swimming Pool Off Road Parking.€220,000 REF 735. Ciudad Quesada. 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Detached Villa 150m2 Build Size + 500m2 Plot Modern – Brand New Build Fabulous Golf Views Private Swimming Pool €360,000

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Ref 744. Ciudad Quesada. 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Ground Floor Apartment Fully Furnished Beautifully Presented Large Tiled Gardens Communal Swimming Pool Golf Course Location.€69,000

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Emergency chemist In every town on the Costa Blanca, you will find a chemist open out of hours. In some larger towns such as Torrevieja, some chemists open throughout the day with no ‘siesta’, or even until 9pm and over weekends. The duty chemist can change on a weekly basis and in some towns, local pharmacies take turns to be ‘on duty’ out of hours and through the night for emergencies. If you approach an emergency chemist and it appears to be closed, look closer as often for security reasons, out of hours business is done via a small hatch

through which prescriptions, payment and medication can be passed. Consult a full list of emergency chemists for out of hours medication at: www.lasfarmaciasdeguardia.com Under the heading, “Farmacias de guardia por provincia” choose your province (Alicante or Murcia for most readers) and you will be presented with an alphabetical list of towns. Simply click the town you are in, or a nearby town, and you will be given the name of the chemist along with a Google Maps link to the location.

Gorgeous George is in desperate need of a new home. He is an 8 month old Galgo cross and great with other dogs and loves children. Call: 645 469 253 or email on: info@petsinspain.com www.petsinspain.com

Airport Bus Timetable This service offers eight return trips between Alicante-Elche Airport and Torrevieja central bus depot without any stops, every day of the year. Torrevieja to Airport: 7:00, 9:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00, 19:00, 21:00 Airport to Torrevieja: 8:00, 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00, 20:00, 22:00 Departure and arrival (in Torrevieja): From Torrevieja bus station. Calle del Mar, 50 Departure and arrival (in AlicanteElche Airport): 2nd Floor Price: €6.92 Children under 4 years travel for free (ID may be requested) Pensioners: 30% discount available for pensioners with accreditation from Social Security. Please note that the discount here applies ONLY to pensioners registered as permanent residents of the Valencian Community.

To prove this, you must show ID stating that you are over 65 as well as your DNI (if Spanish) or Residencia (if foreign resident) confirming that your residence is within the Valencian Community. All buses on this route have wheelchair access, free wifi and luggage storage. Tickets in Torrevieja are available for purchase within the bus station (Calle del Mar 50), and in the airport directly from the driver. Prior booking is not required, however more information can be found by calling the bus station (in Spanish) on 96 571 01 46. The journey time is 50 minutes and the driver takes the route to and from the airport via the A7 motorway, thus avoiding the frequent seasonal delays on the N332.

Useful numbers Transport Torrevieja Bus station 96 670 10 68 Torrevieja Radio Taxi 96 571 22 77 – 96 571 10 26 Orihuela Costa Radio Taxi 966 76 10 88 Alicante-Elche Airport 96 691 90 00 Renfe (trains) 902 24 02 02

Commercial Centres Zenia Boulevard 96 676 15 30 Habaneras 96 571 23 00 Dos Mares 968 54 70 00 L’Aljub (Elche) 965 43 00 90

Emergency Services National Police (NIE/Residencia application) 96 570 88 34 Guardia Civil 062 Protección Civil 96 571 39 27 Fire Brigade 96 670 44 33/53 EMERGENCIES 112

Local Services Torrevieja Town Hall 96 571 02 50 Rojales Town Hall 966 71 50 01 San Miguel de Salinas Town Hall 965 72 00 01 San Fulgencio Town Hall 966 79 42 01 Orihuela Town Hall 966 73 68 64 Elche Town Hall 966 65 80 50

Alicante Town Hall 965 14 91 00 Los Alcazares Town Hall 968 57 44 09 San Pedro del Pinatar Town Hall 968 18 06 00 Pilar de la Horadada Town Hall 965 35 22 25 Guardamar del Segura Town Hall 965 72 90 14 Los Montesinos Town Hall 966 72 10 87 Sports Palace Infanta Cristina 966 111 222 Sport palace Cecilio Gallego 966 111 222 Tourist info 901 343 343 Consumer Info Centre 96 570 78 88 Ecoparque 96 570 72 32 La Mata’s Natural Park 96 692 04 04 Museo del Mar y de la Sal 96 670 46 43 Museo de Semana Santa (Easter Museum) 96 670 80 37

Services Iberdrola (Electricity) 96 571 02 48 AGAMED (water) 902 222 306 and 96 571 09 66 SUMA 96 670 37 44

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now. Sadly, Eubank Jr’s opponent Nick Blackwell was taken to hospital after the fight and was put into an induced coma to stop swelling on the brain following a punishing ten rounds.

Folks, I am afraid this is it for me. Sport is no longer sacred. I cannot do this anymore. There is no point. If a bastion of sporting tradition like Twickenham is prepared to sell it’s soul to the highest bidder than I want nothing to do with it. Chief Executive Ian Ritchie announced over the weekend that “if the price was right” then they were open to selling the naming rights to the ground promising that “the money would go back into the game.” England beating France at the Money Super Market Stadium just doesn’t do it for me sadly. Tradition in British sport is a curious thing, which is one of the main reasons the boat race between Oxford and Cambridge Universities is still considered one of the events of the season. Oxford had just been having it their own way for too long, so Cambridge deserved their turn to win the two boat race. It was the 162nd time the two teams had gone head to head, and it has not got any more interesting as the years have gone by.

Eubank Jr

Kell Brook was keen to get the job done before the clocks changed in Sheffield. The IBF welterweight champ successfully defended his belt in five minutes against Kevin Bizier. Eubank Jr also won his bout, meaning British boxing is in pretty good shape right

For someone that plays tennis with a fair amount of talent and grace, Novak Djokovic has the ability to erase that from memory as soon as he opens his mouth. In a world where the common feeling is that girls should earn as much as boys when they win their game of tennis, Novak chose to buck the trend by saying that women players should be grateful to Roger Federer for making the game so popular, basically saying that if it were not for the greatest player ever then women would not be making as much as they do now. I have a sneaky feeling that the Serb didn’t get this year’s Easter egg from Serena and Venus. Mo Farah had asked for some rain, some wind and slightly chilly temperatures to help him win the World Half Marathon in Cardiff. The elements delivered but Mo, never one to shy away from getting some extra help, didn’t. The two young Kenyans, Geoffrey Kamworor and Bedan Karoki, gave an early warning shot that Mo will not have it all his own way in Rio, beating the Brit into the bronze medal position. Personally, I would have thought Sebastian Coe has slightly bigger things to be worrying about right now but he still found time to comment on Great Britain’s disappointing showing at the World Indoor Championships. Coe, clearly wanting a break from turning a blind eye to corruption at the IAAF, suggested that “there is nothing better than competition” referring to many leading British athletes deciding to rest from the recent event. Neil Black, Performance Director of Team GB and therefore one would hope the man in the know retorted that “we don’t want tired athletes in Rio.” Whether he added “we also don’t want drug cheats Seb, so crack on will you” has not been confirmed. I’d also like to make a suggestion to WADA, the drug doping chasers. Rather than announcing on a weekly basis that you are now investigating another Russian sport (this week was swimming if you are

There has been some thrilling cricket and some terrible cricket played in the World T20, and England have been serving up both with great abandon. Nearly losing against Afghanistan having shocked South Africa England needed a win against Sri Lanka to secure a semi final berth. Enter Joss Buttler, smashing the ball all over the place and setting a very respectable total. It took some fine death bowling by Chris Jordan to see the game out and England, incredibly, progressed. Afganistan beating the West Indies and Kohli leading India to a fantastic win over Australia, England will line up in the semi finals against New Zealand. Stranger things have happened, England might get to the final where they will play the winner of India and the West Indies. Let’s hope Root & Buttler get plenty of rest between now and then. Formula One drivers have chosen to place their entry in this month’s “Stating the Obvious Award” by “revolting” against Bernie Ecclestone claiming he is “unfit to manage the sport.” By revolt, I mean a strongly worded statement indicating that biting the hand that feeds them is something the drivers are prepared to consider, providing they still get paid of course.

CD Montesinos 0 - 1 Formentera CF Team:- Lopez, Fernando, Galindo, Mario, Josema, Manuel, O’Rourke, Dario Ferrandez, Paredes, Dimitry, Pley. Sub’s:- Dario Perez, Alberto, Jose Antonio, Wallace, Yerey. It’s obvious Monte are missing potency up front with Carlos out for the season and Macan also a casualty, out with a neck injury sustained in training. But Roberto must be thinking they have enough quality to see off sides well below them such as Formentera, but yet again for the second successive home match the side below them walked away victors, and Formenteras ceremonial celebrations at the end said it all how much it meant to them. O’Roukes free-kick sauntered close over as did Marios effort. Dimitry pulled out a sublime piece of skill only to see his shot go wide. Good work by Fernando set up Dario to go close but Monte were resembling like the Big Bad Wolf huffing and puffing and getting nowhere. Wallace was chasing shadows and on 35 min’s came off for Josema. Little Paredes produced a tip over from the away keeper and the last attempt of the half was O’Rourke, whose fantastic free-kick grazed the cross-bar. Half-time 0-0. Montes impression of the big bad wolf continued at the start of the second half .

O’Rourke yet again was unlucky producing a fine stop. Monte keeper Lopez was then called on to make his only real energetic effort of the game and that was to pick the ball out of the net when Formentera stunned the 187 crowd with a shock but well worked goal, their only serious attempt. Roberto immediately rang the changes, Perez and Alberto replaced Pley and Galindo. The changes had little effect O’Rourke squandered yet another good opportunity, but the easiest chance of the game fell to Alberto

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interested) why not cut to the chase and investigate all of them? Then you might be able to move on to all the other countries that are up to no good as well. Just an idea.

who shot straight at the Formentera stopper. A succession of corners came to nothing and the impressive match official blew up to leave Monte an uphill near impossibility of getting a play-off spot. Full-time 0-1. Match sponsor was Blue Moon. Monte are away against Grupo Caliche on Wednesday 23rd March kick-off 2130hrs For more info check website www.cdmontesinos.com or email thefullmonte2011@hotmail.com . VAMOS MONTE Angus Jeffers

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Regular readers of this column will know how I can barely contain my excitement as international weekends rock around. What finer way to spend an Easter weekend than watching teams such as England put out weakened teams and slip two goals behind the world champions, right?

nice to see the smile on Gary Neville’s face as he remembered how nice it is to win a game of football. Let us not get too carried away. Unleashing the likes of Kane, Vardy and the superb Dele Alli in a friendly is one thing. Having the strength of mind to select them ahead of long term favourites like Rooney, Wilshere (yes Roy has intimated that he will select Wilshere regardless of any match minutes, purely a fitness test) and Welbeck in the heat of a major championships is another. That said, Roy picked quite the experimental side against Germany and hopefully some players played themselves into those absolutely garish new shirts that have been released. Don’t let us down Roy, if we are going to fail let us fail they way we want, awful shirts and all. Plus, let’s see how we do on Tuesday night shall we?

Roy Hodgson

It is fair to say I have grown a little weary of Roy Hodgson and the tactics that served him quite well a few decades back. Worryingly I was one of the very few that felt he was a better appointment than the Jordan manager a few years ago. I was virtually apoplectic that Danny Welbeck was selected ahead of Jamie Vardy, vowing to care even less about the England side than in recent times. Toni Kroos and Mario Gomez moving Germany into a two-nil lead before the hour was more than vindicating my view point. If you cannot celebrate turning a 2-0 deficit against the World Champions into a 3-2 victory, albeit in a friendly, when can you? To make it even better, three stars of the New Top Order got the goals. First, Harry Kane drilled in to give England a sniff and then Jamie Vardy rose from the bench to make it all square. Kane’s goal was a classic moment of calm in a crowded area. The ball arrived to him from a corner, yet he was facing the wrong way. With a move the late Johan Cruyff would have been proud of Kane twisted round and got his shot away in an instant, nestling low in the far corner of the German net. Not to be outdone, substitute Vardy raised the bar. Clyne raced down the right once again and his cross was a fraction behind the darting run of the Leicester forward. Yet Vardy is a man full of confidence and a slightly misplaced cross is not something to get him worried these days. He simply caught the ball on the half volley behind his standing leg and watched it fly home. When you are the main marksman of the Premier League leaders, this is all in a day’s work. Let’s be honest, Roy would have taken that wouldn’t he? His experimental team had fought back admirably, but no. Seize the Dier! Germany will have been a touch disappointed in the manner they conceded the injury time winner from the Tottenham midfielder. Henderson put in a simple near post corner where Dier rose unchallenged to power the ball home with a fine header. That’s it, England will now win Euro 2016, right? It was also very

Johan Cruyff

Following the sad news that football revolutionary Johan Cruyff had passed away earlier in the week, the friendly match between the Netherlands and France was momentarily paused after 14 minutes as a mark of respect to the first European football superstar. The game ended in a 3-2 win for France, with Dimi Payet impressing for Deschamps’ men. There has been a great deal said and written about the Dutch legend in the last seven days. Nothing I say now will be that original, but for me football might have looked completely different without Johan Cruyff. No Cruyff would have meant Holland would not be seen as the country of the football hipster. Barcelona would be completely different today if it were not for Cruyff, for it was he that instigated the philosophy that Guardiola carried on and the La Masia academy that gave the world Xavi, Iniesta and Leo Messi. Just imagine, if Cruyff had not spotted a slow right winger and turned him into a metronomic central midfielder that could deliver his tactical wishes, Pep Guardiola would have been lost to football. If Cruyff hadn’t built Ajax as a football power, then we would never have had Louis Van Gaal. Actually United fans, just ponder that one for a while. Ronaldo missed a penalty in a surprise 1-0 defeat for Portugal against Bulgaria. The Republic of Ireland got an impressive win at home to Switzerland whilst Wales and Northern Ireland sized each other up and shook hands on a 1-1 draw. Scotland, about five months too late, put it all together and beat the Czech Republic 10, something that is bound to keep them warm at night as they watch Euro 2016 on the television.


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SAMM Spring 2016 Racing Starts The crews of seven boats arrived at the CTD ‘Infanta Cristina’ Los Narejos at 10am for the first race day of the Spring 2016 handicap series to find that something was missing – the wind. It did not appear until late morning, delaying the start from 11am till 12.30pm, but then blew steadily at between 8 and 12 knots. This meant that only one six lap race could be scheduled. The larger boats were away first, with the two Sailfish (Mistral and Sirocco) crossing the line just feet apart. The dinghies followed 10 minutes later and all four crossed within a few seconds, overall a very good start for all boats. Mistral held the lead for the first four laps until she was caught by the faster dinghies. The catamaran ‘Hamour’ had a bad race and was lapped by all the other boats. At times there was some very close racing between ‘Mistral’ and ‘Hamour’ and then ‘Mistral’ and the Gamba ‘Shoestring Cuatro’, the later boat taking over the lead position with a lap and a half to go which she held onto till the end, finishing the race in

1hr, 16mins, 38secs. The last boat to finish, other than poor ‘Hamour’, completed the course in 1hr. 35mins 16secs. Final positions once handicaps were applied were first ‘Shoestring Cuatro’, second the other Gamba ‘Shoestring Uno’ and third the Sailfish ‘Mistral’. An unwanted bit of excitement occurred at the end of the race when the crew of ‘Sirocco’ went overboard while picking up the mooring buoy, but a prompt reaction by the skipper, Julian Pering, had him back on board before the support boat arrived. The next race day is March 27th. For information about SAMM go to www.sailingmarmenor.com

Stray Sod Golf Society What a great turnout on a cold wet day for the Jim Whelehan memorial cup, the bacon butties were well appreciated. We played pairs better ball and 4 nearest the pins. Once again the course at La Saurines was in great condition, todays winners were Jim and Marie Fegan with a massive 48 points. Runner up was Dave Templeton and Andy McDonald with another massive 47 points. Nearest to the pins hole 6 Mo Flint hole

10 Fergal Murray hole 14 Ray Pryce and hole 18 Marie Fegan. We all returned to The Sod for the presentation and another fantastic buffet ,thanks again Eoin, Marie and all the staff for your amazing hospitality Also thanks to the members for donating prizes The photo shows Marie and Jim Fegan with Eoin and Marie Whelehan Our next game is Saurines on the 5th of April you can put your name behind the bar at the Sod or ring 690268711

LINEA DIRECTA TO SPONSOR NATIONAL LAWN BOWLS CHAMPIONSHIPS The Championship committee are delighted to announce that competition sponsorship has been obtained from Linea Directa for this years’ National Lawn Bowls Championship. Due to the substantial sum involved the Championships have been renamed as the Linea Directa Lawn Bowls Championships. We would like to give huge thanks for the generous sponsorship and hope that

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ROCKET’S GOLF SOCIETY Our second visit to this delightful course and it was in good condition despite the torrential raid the day before. The greens were a little slower than we are used to and not easy to read but that did not deter our talented members. Our leader took a tumble on the Tee of the 15th Hole, and ended up looking as if he had been to the mud flats The highest score was 38 points by Ron Swift. I am sure our handicap secretary will swiftly reduce your handicap, so welcome to your new handicap Ron!! RESULTS GOLD 1st Ron Swift 38 pts 2nd Rodney Smith 31 pts 3rd Arthur Williams 31 pts C/B SILVER CATEGORY 1st Ken Hopkins 31 pts 2nd Graham Knight 30 pts 3rd Ron Nicholoson 27 pts NEAREST PINS Hole 4: Rod Smith Hole 6: Alan Williams Hole 8: Rod Smith Hole11: Liam Foley LONGEST DRIVE: Malcolm Anderson So it was back to St. James’s Gate for the

celebrated munchies and Martin’s hospitality. Next home game is back at Vistabella on Tuesday 11th April. First Tee 09:00. For more information or if you wish to play with arguably the friendliest Golf Society contact Ron Nicholson on 678849142 or email sanmigron@gmail.com

Silver Winner: Ken Hopkins. Gold Category Winner: Ron Swift

2 pairs from the Archers Jays won 2 games each for a 5-4 win. Casa Ventura Merlins also had 2 pairs winning 2 games each to win 5-4. Da Vinci’s Ospreys followed tradition with 2 pairs winning 2 games to win 5-4. Rojales Steakhouse also won 5-4 with 2 pairs winning 2 games each. Geoff & Stan from Lo Crispin Tavern won all 3 games to have a good 7-2 win. All 3 pairs from Concierto Jaguars won 2 games each for a nice 6-3 win. Spanglish Voles won 6-3 with Sid & Norman winning all 3 of their games. Catorce B won 5-4 helped by 2 pairs winning 2 of their games each.

this will be just the start of our association with this major International company. If you contact Linea Directa to obtain an insurance quote please tell them that you are doing so because of the bowls sponsorship. All matches will take place at Emerald Isle Bowls Club during the period 14-28 May, so come along, watch some great bowls and pick up details of how to make massive savings with Linea Directa.

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This months’ visit was to play the final round of our Eclectic competition. 36 members turned up for the early start of 8, 20 and thanks to all of you for being at the course promptly, it does help with the organisation of the day. The course was in good condition especially the greens, this should have helped when it came to the par 3’s, but it appears that no one had their putting boots on and although the “2’s” pot was won last week it began again today with a very healthy €34 which will of course be rolled over to next week’s competition at Roda. Every member who has played in this Eclectic competition could see their progress on our website, but it seems that only one player actually new on what holes he could improve on. Roger Nilsen didn’t score so well on the day but he did point out that he now should have a total of 51 points, but hot on his heels is cuddly from Dudley A.K.A. Alan Rickers and Irishman Robbie Rea who were just 3 points behind the Viking before today’s play, full results will be posted on the website at the weekend. In the normal Stableford competition Lennart Holmberg took 3rd place in the Silver category with 31 pts. 2nd place was Alan Rickers 32 pts. John Hillier butchered his way to 1st place with 34 pts. Butcher by trade and butcher by nature! Gold category results; 3rd place Viking Henning Kyvag 32 pts. 2nd place Viking Raymond Eiken 32 pts. But with lower handicap. 1st place was won by Captain, John Eyre with 34 pts. Well we did give the Vikings a trouncing last week! This week’s N.T.P. Competition. Hole 6 no one, hole 9 Jenny Morris, hole 13 Kenneth Persson and hole 17 it was that butcher again John Hillier. Forth coming events; Captain’s day at Campoamor 20/4/16 reserve your tee time soon, not too many spaces left. This will be followed by the annual trophies prize giving whilst enjoying the buffet, then the serious business of the A.G.M. Photo; Silver Category winners. Follow us via Facebook/TMGS or @TMGSGOLF our website is www.tmgs.org call the Secretary on 661 524 101


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Sporting Alfas Cricket Club ABBEY ANGLING We fished the 2nd round of The Spring Series at the El Bosquet Complex on the 22nd March. It was a good Job the match had been transferred off the Eden Stretch, as the heavy rain had caused the river to flood. What a difference having all the roads and pegs now hard cored here at El Bosquet, making the fishing so much easier what ever the weather. Alan Reid drawn on the Lake and fishing the feeder on corn had an excellent day to win the match. The water temperature is picking up it was 16degrees today. 1st Alan Reid with 22.160kgs fishing the feeder using corn 2nd Lennie Bolton with 14.980kgs fishing the pole using bread and maggot 3rd Terry Screen with 14.000kgs fishing the pole using maggot and pellet There are still some vacancies available for membership at the club All details are available on our website www.abbeyangling.com or from me on 965328368

What a difference a day make’s, no rain just high winds., Jim Rouse drew one of the flyers and fished it well to take 2nd spot, but not quite well enough to beat Lennie Bolton who once again won the match. The top two weights were not bad, but the rest dropped off drastically with a couple of dry nets, one of them being myself. 1st Lennie Bolton with 12.700kgs fishing the pole using bread and corn 2nd Jim Rouse with 10.900kgs fishing the pole using corn 3rd Mick Hill with 3.440kgs fishing the pole using corn and maggot

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There are still some vacancies at the club and if anyone is interested in joining please contact Derek Swann on 966729293 or 617283503

To days 12th round of the Spring Series was also fished at the El Bosquet Complex on the 23rd March.

TIGHT LINES Terry Screen

Glous Seniors came back once again for their 3rd match in three days at the Picturesque Woodbridge Oval in Alfas del Pi looking for their 1st win on tour. Having been on the losing end of a very close game last year where there was only 3 runs in it, they hoped fortune would favor them today. Alfas openers Fletcher and J. Perman set off nice and steadily, Perman hitting a lovely six early in the match and keeping the score ticking along against the openers Daniels and Brown. However, an inspired change of bowler saw Courtney come on in the 7th over and get Fletcher caught on 17, just after he had hit threesuccessive boundaries. Laundon went in and put on another 36 with Perman before a rash shot saw Perman sky one more or less straight up and Thomas settled himself well under the high, high ball before taking the catch, two down after 15 and Alfas on 74. Marriner strode confidently out to the centre but looks can be deceiving and was on his way back 4 balls later, popping one to Austen off Thomas to leave Alfas wondering 77 for three off 17. Byrne joined Laundon at the crease and together saw the team to drinks - 102/3. After drinks, Laundon took a liking to the bowlers and the boundary and reached his half century with little ease, Byrne happily working the singles to give the experienced batsman the Lion´s share of the strike. With Waqer coming in after the retired Laundon, Byrne and Waqer used their experience running between the wickets to keep the score steadily ticking along. All the while, Byrne was still

in and still running 1´s and 2´s (the latter very grudgingly) and delighting the crowd with a reverse......something along the way! Inexpicably, finally, Byrne reached the half century and as his celebration walked straight past the next ball and off, barely able to move after running 38 of his own 50, batting with Waqer not helpful for older players! Waqer continued to play some nice shots and rotate the strike before eventually missing a straight one and falling for 29, Ward breathing a sigh of relief at the other end. Ward then displayed his famed helicopter swing and another stumping saw Dhondai come in to bat out a solid wicket maiden in the last over! Alfas ending on 213. In reply, Austen (the Seniors stand out bowler)and Febery set about the opening bowlers with abandon, rotating the strike well and finding a few boundaries. Seeing off the opening bowlers, it looked like they were well set on their way to make it to drinks until Skipper Perman brought Waqer into the attack. Getting lovely swing, he found the edge of Febery's bat with Laundon taking a sharp catch at slip and Alfas had the break through. Next over, Waqer got another, this time, read this carefully, getting Daniels trapped LBW in front of Vince O'Reilly, the Irish turning the game on it's head today! Austen was next to go as Waqer got one to beat the batsman and send the bails flying, Seniors had gone from 70-1 to 1003 and danger batsmen had been removed. The game turned again with the

introduction of Marriner who coaxed extra bounce out of the pitch and in his second over, two wickets fell. Firstly, a fiece strike by Thomas found Waqer who threw down the stumps without blinking and then Courtney was left in shock as Marriner somehow took a blistering return catch over his head! 100-3 turned to 101-5. Collinson came and went, much in the same way as the bowler who got him, Abdul taking an easy catch to leave the Seniors on 111-6, Nelson striking. Moneybill and Deane were able to rally the side a bit and together put on 24 before Marriner once again got the breakthrough, taking a high skied return catch off his own bowling. As often happens, a batsman can miss his partner after they have been together a while and next over Moneybill followed Deane after Skipper Perman found the edge, Byrne taking the catch "off" 1st slip Laundon. 134-8 Murray then added some gloss to the score with some meaty blows for a quick fire 20 before Marriner picked up another with Byrne doing the honours with a stumping and, in a blantant bid to curry favour with the powers that be, Mr. Chairman B. Fletcher was allowed to finish proceedings taking the final wicket, caught by Abdul with Marriner close to intervening! A great game by all, spirits were good all day and Alfas look forward to the Seniors final game this tour on Tuesday coming. Alfas MOM - I. Byrne - Maiden 50, 1 Catch and 1 Stumping


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