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The Trial of the Nóos case
Today, Tuesday 9th February, the trial of the Infanta starts, pending pacts 'in extremis'. However, agreements between the prosecutor and some defendants may complicate the defence of Inaki Urdangarin The trial of the Nóos case, where the Infanta Cristina will be the absolute protagonist, begins today in the Provincial Court of the Baleares, in Palma de Mallorca, pending possible last minute pacts between the prosecutor and some of the 18 defendants. These agreements that revolve around the fact that the defendants might testify for the prosecution in exchange for
a reduction in any sentence, may complicate matters and may or may not, materialise. The infanta has been called to court along with her husband, Inaki Urdangarin. The Prosecutor is demanding 19.5 years in prison for the husband of Cristina de Borbon and sister of the King. Chronology: this has taken eleven years for this most awaited trial to come to court. The prosecutor submits a report to save the Infanta The sister of the King returns to the hearing today, 9th February Spanish citizens, stunned by an avalanche of cases of public
immorality, may not value the importance of the events that start today when for the first time in history, the sister of a king sitting in office, faces all the consequences of appearing in court charges. Cristina de Borbon, despite having the State Attorney on her side, has not managed to avoid a trial through a private prosecution, led by the union Manos Limpias, who are asking for her to be sentenced to eight
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years in prison for two tax offences. Felipe VI's sister will be sitting on the bench along with 17 other people, including her husband, Inaki Urdangarin; his former business partner, Diego Torres, and former Balearic President, Jaume Matas. The main issues from the prosecution relate to the use of public funds and awards worth 6.2 million euros from the regional governments of the Balearic Islands, Valencia and the city of Madrid to Nóos Institute chaired by Urdangarin and registered as a non-profit entity. Cristina de Borbon will be the last person on the list of defendants to testify before the court, presided over by Judge Samantha Romero, on February
26th, according to the tentative schedule of the hearing. However, today, the first day appears decisive. Prior to today's session starting at 9.15am, those accused can reach plea bargains to achieve reductions in sentences in exchange for recognizing the facts that the prosecution is putting forward in this indictment. It is becoming more than likely that a pact with the Balearic Government, including Matas, is included. The prosecutor claimed in his indictment that policymakers helped Urdangarin and Diego Torres to benefit "fraudulently through the Nóos Institute". Matas and former officials have been accused of providing contracts to pay Nóos "totally unreasonable prices" based on "false quotes" delivered by the entity directed by Urdangarin. Should the former Balearic political figures reach an agreement with the prosecutor Pedro Horrach and admit these facts before the trial starts, the position of defending Urdangarin and Diego Torres would be seriously compromised. Those who seem more willing than others to give into the legal battle are the four senior members of the Generalitat Valenciana, who are defendants in the case. This group, after failing in its attempt to be tried in the Provincial Court of Valencia, aims to try and convince the court that the agreements signed with Nóos were justified. The case starts and continues, today.
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Dog 'poo' still causing a stink! By Andrew Atkinson There's a phrase 'Dog is mans best friend' - but when it comes to not cleaning up after a 'poo' - a stink is still being caused. The problem is world-wide - and despite 'doggy-bins' in place - many irresponsible owners remain to turn a blind eye to the problem. And 'blind' is an important aspect of this issue. Dog faeces can cause blindness, with children particularly vulnerable. Areas on the South Costa Blanca have suffered with the problem for years - and there doesn't appear to be an end in sight. From Torrevieja to Toledo; and Montesinos to Madrid. The problem remains. The CoastRider has heard of the issue this week, with one angry mother saying: "I took my son for a walk and spent the entire time dodging dog poo. Pick it up people." Los Montesinos property owner Jenny Denham said: "I think it has become worse in the last 10 years. “It is difficult for us trying to dodge it - when we are pushing our daughter in her wheelchair - as we have to bring her into the house in it. "We have stopped parking in the disabled bay by the church, as you can't avoid it there." In fairness to the Los Montesinos Town Hall they have acted in recent years with new dog signs being displayed on Urbanisations - but the problem remains. In Guadalajara, 50km from Madrid, the City Hall is to introduce a Database of dogs' DNA - of which owners can be identified. Guadalajara City Hall say they will fine irresponsible dog owners if they fail to clean up faeces: "This measure will increase the vigilance in order to prevent dog-owners from leaving faeces in public roads," said a spokesperson from the City Hall. Policia can fine owners - if they catch them not picking up faeces. The new Database will enable Policia to take samples and send them for analysis - of which owners will be identified. Fines of up to €250, along with as incurred costs will be charged to the owners: "We hope that these measures will improve the health, hygiene and aesthetics of our city," said Environmental Councillor Francisco Úbeda. The Database will also be used to investigate cases of animal abuse - and potentially dangerous dogs. It is hoped that Guadalajara's lead will be followed by Local Policia in other areas in Spain. Los Montesinos
resident Michael Elliott said: "Before La Herrada had its spare ground 'parcels', surrounded by chain-fencing, dog owners 'emptied' their dogs on these areas. "There was little, or no dog 'poo' on the pavements. Where the fencing is in-complete dog owners still let their dogs 'poo'." The criticism is not aimed at all dog owners there are responsible owners who do clean up. "Some dog owners don't bother to clean up. I wish they'd bring a DNA testing system - to catch and prosecute these owners," said another resident from Los Montesinos. "It's just everywhere. I am a dog lover too - but it can't be hard for everyone to pick up," added another. According to Wiki Pets, although cleaning up after your dog can be a stinky job, someone's gotta do it and a constant clean-up is necessary for a healthy environment for you and your family. Is dog poop dangerous? Love, food, and shelter were all things you actively agreed to providing for your new pet when you purchased or adopted them. Sanitation and clean-up are also important facets of pet ownership that are critical to the health and well-being of your entire family. Dog faeces is as high as 3rd on the list of contributors to contaminated water. Cleaning up after your dog is one guarantee in the life of every pet owner. Left unchecked, your yard can quickly turn into a mine field of faeces in a week or less. On average, dogs do a number two twice per day which adds up to about 14 piles of poo in just one week, per dog. Contrary to popular belief, dog faeces is not fertilizer and does not provide any benefit to the soil. Dog faeces may contain parvovirus, whipworms, hookworms, roundworms, threadworms,
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campylobacteriosis, giardia, and coccidia. If left unattended, these parasites will contaminate the water, soil, and can even cause infection in both pets and humans (especially children). The microscopic Hookworm larvae can be passed to another pet or person directly through the skin or by accidental ingestion as can other bacteria. Yes, humans are capable of contracting hookworms, tapeworms, threadworms and campylobacteriosis. This is the most significant reason to avoid allowing dogs (especially puppies) to lick your face and mouth affectionately known as "puppy kisses". If a dog has recently eaten faeces or attempted to groom their hind quarters and come into contact with this infectious material, there is a chance the parasites will be passed directly into your mouth. Children are especially venerable to infection because they tend to enjoy playing in the dirt, where parasites such as hookworm larvae lay dormant waiting for a new host. Young children may also put dirty hands or toys in their mouth, further increasing the chance for infectious material consumption. Pet faeces can be catastrophic to the local water table, contaminating nearby ponds, lakes, rivers and drinking water. When faeces is allowed to remain on the soil for long periods, rainstorms will begin to dilute and break apart the faeces and slowly spread the bacteria on other contaminants into local water sources. If your yard happens to hold water for extended periods of time, the problem may be amplified. To avoid potential infection, dog faeces should be removed from the yard every 1 - 7 days, depending on the size of the dog and number of dogs in the household. Larger dogs will need more frequent cleanup, as will households with more than 1 dog. A family with one Pomeranian will have a much lower environmental impact than the family with 2 Great Danes. Please clean up after your dog: you know it makes sense.
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Costa Blanca Tourism visits Belgium Last weekend the Provincial Board of Tourism took their stand to the Belgian market to show the full tourism potential of the coastal and inland regions. The event, which annually brings together more than 97,000 people and 700 professionals, is considered one of the most important in the country. Eduardo Dolon stressed the importance of this action "and that Belgium is the second largest market for visitors to the Costa Blanca, just behind the United Kingdom." The Costa Blanca Tourist Board has designed a complete schedule of international promotions for 2016 that
includes participation in major trade fairs. In this sense, the autonomous agency of the Province of Alicante attended the fair that finished yesterday, Monday February 8th, in the 'Salon des Vacances' in Brussels. The vice president and deputy of Tourism, Eduardo Dolon stressed the importance that comes from being present at this fair, "and that Belgium is the second largest market of visitors to the Costa Blanca, just behind the United Kingdom" and recalled that "this promotion with the Belgian market has been ongoing since last January, when we were at the specialized cycling Velofollies fair.”
The 'Salon des Vacances' in Brussels attracts more than 97,000 people and 700 professionals who are interested in learning about new destinations, and is considered the most important travel event in the country. The supply of sun and beach, gastronomy, festivals, culture, diving or wealth of municipalities in the province are some of the different products that the Costa Blanca Board will be promoting at this event, which is also attended more specifically by the towns of Javea, Calpe, El Campello, Elche and Guardamar del Segura. During 2015, Valencia received 355,263 Belgian visitors, an increase of
25% over 2014. The Belgium profile is characterized by a strong seasonality (most journeys are made in summer), as well as they mostly arrive on non-package travel and fly to Spain mainly on regular flights. The 70% of tourists coming to the Region, chose as their main destination the Costa Blanca. Belgium is the fifth largest foreign arrival country to Alicante-Elche Airport, with over 505,494 passengers received between January and
November 2015. These figures represent an increase of 11% over the same period last year. At present, Belgium is connected to the Costa Blanca through the airport of Antwerp (Jetairfly), Brussels (Jetairfly, Vueling, Brussels, Liege (Jetairfly) and Ostend (Jetairfly). In addition, this summer it is expected that existing air links will be expanded from Brussels with new flights operated by Ryanair.
World Cancer Day
Torrevieja keeps growing
Yet another new housing development has opened their doors in Torrevieja as the city continues to attract new buyers from all over Europe. On Friday afternoon, a group of torrevejense entrepreneurs opened their new show house, offering what will be a quality development and add quality to life itself. This is the Residencial El Amanecer Phase I and II. Located in the privileged area of Aguas Nuevas, it consists of 28
independent villas of modern style, on two floors. The properties offer a variety of sizes with 3 or 4 bedrooms, 3 or 4 bathrooms plus a terrace with spectacular sea views. They have private pools, large gardens and parking plus are close to all amenities, schools, sports city, shopping and only 5 minutes from the beach of La Mata. Anyone interested in seeing this latest development should call: 678 578 532 and ask for Emilio.
On Saturday a conference on the subject of Coping with Cancer was held at the Music Palace organised by Torrevieja NGO, Afecáncer Association. The speaker was, Nuria Javaloyes, Psycho-oncologist at Quiron Hospital of Torrevieja, who gave an overview of her many years of experience of working with Cancer patients and also talked about the hospital and the fact that they are one of the pioneers in cancer treatment hospitals in Spain. Visitors also had a chance to tell their testimonies with some of the people present being cancer sufferers, including the president of Afecáncer, Luisa Martínez and vocal Carmen Pacheco. The event was attended by the Councillor for Health of the City of Torrevieja, Carmen Morate and Councillor, Carmen Gomez. This Friday, 12th February from 5.00pm to 7.00pm, C.L.A.R.O is pleased to announce their second Friday Forum at the Asturias Restaurant in Punta Prima. The C.L.A.R.O Friday Forum’s objectives are to inform, educate, and help the resident families living in Orihuela Costa. We believe that the residents would benefit more if they are informed of the current events and developments happening on the coast. Another objective is to present local groups & associations to the residents so they are aware of the work that is being carried out on their behalf, along with
giving residents the opportunity to work with and collaborate with these causes. They said they are very honoured to have as their next special guest speaker Maria Wilson, the founder and President of both the AECC Orihuela Costa and The Pink Ladies. Maria was diagnosed with cancer for a second time back in 2010 and although she had her own health problems to worry about, she decided to do something to help others prevent cancer. This desire to help lead to the birth of Maria and the Pink Ladies, a fundraising group of volunteers who are dedicated and devoted to Helping the AECC - The Spanish Association against Cancer. Maria even helped to set up a separate organization of AECC to help residents based on the Orihuela Costa and she was a key instrument in organizing the opening of the very first office on the Orihuela Costa. During the forum, Maria will be speaking about the works she and her team carries out for AECC and the different fundraising events and activities that are organized by the Pink Ladies. They do hope you can participate in this event and show your support for this worthwhile cause. Please confirm by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by signing in for their Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1000 510849995571/.
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Spanish Decision time
The world of Spanish politics has but a few more weeks to get their act together, face a new general election or allow the present government to try and run the country under minority rule. Last Wednesday Socialist PSOE leader Pedro Sánchez began a round of talks with the heads of various parties that he hopes will support his bid to become Spain’s next prime minister. Although the PSOE chief has expressed a willingness to reach out “to the left and to the right” in order to build the largest possible alliance, he has said that despite meeting with the PP, that he will not be seeking support from his main rival, the conservative Popular Party (PP), the Partido Popular. “To negotiate with the PP would be to forgive it,” said the PSOE secretary César Luena, alluding to the raft of corruption cases affecting the conservatives. Sánchez has also noted that he will not be negotiating with the different groups that support regional independence, such as Democràcia i Llibertad and ERC in Catalonia, or Bildu in the Basque Country. Some PSOE officials had expressed misgivings that concessions might have to be made with such minority groups in exchange for their allegiance in order for Sánchez to grab power. Sánchez has asked the speaker of Congress for an extra month to build enough political support to ensure he gets enough backing to be voted in. The PP and Podemos last Wednesday unsuccessfully tried to cut this period down to two weeks. In Spanish law, the decision is up to the speaker, the Socialist Patxi López, who said he will award Sánchez three to four weeks. The PP, which won the December 20th election with
123 seats but lost its congressional majority and has been unable to muster enough support to get Mariano Rajoy reinstated. They are still hoping that Sánchez will fail in his bid to create an alternative governing alliance. This, they feel, would force the Socialists into a grand coalition with the PP. Meanwhile, the anti-austerity Podemos is hoping for a three-way coalition between the PSOE, themselves and the small United Left group, rather than the broader alliance that Sánchez seeks. The first parties in line for a face-to-face meeting with Sánchez were Canaries Coalition, New Canaries, United Left-Popular Unity, Compromís, Ciudadanos, Podemos and the Basque Nationalist Party. “This is off to a good start,” said Sánchez at 8.00pm on Wednesday, after meeting with the first four. “Political forces are grateful that the situation is unblocked, and everyone agrees that an enormous opportunity has opened up to create a progressive, reform government in Spain.” Cayo Lara, of United Left, came out of the meeting with a warning to those who oppose the creation of a broad progressive alliance. “Whoever puts sticks in the
wheels to prevent a government of progress will lose credibility before the public opinion,” said Lara, noting that Spain “has a vital need” to get a working government after more than a month since elections were held. Sánchez meet Ciudadanos leader Albert Rivera on Thursday and Podemos chief Pablo Iglesias on Friday. The latter has said that Sánchez has to make a choice between both emerging forces, as he will not enter into a coalition that includes Ciudadanos. Any deal with Podemos will be controversial. The PSOE federal committee ruled on December 28th that the party may not ally itself with groups that support “separatist” causes or the right to decide. Podemos campaigned during the December election on the platform that Catalonia had the right to a self-rule referendum, although they have been conspicuous in that they have said little on the matter in recent weeks. This week Sánchez will meet with acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy for reasons of protocol, rather than to ask anything of him. “I respect the PP because I respect the more than seven million Spaniards who voted for it,” said Sánchez. If he becomes the next head of government, Sánchez will only seek the PP’s cooperation on matters of state such as the anti-terrorist fight, rather than day-to-day legislation. Meanwhile, should Spain go back to the ballot box, a recent poll says that the Partido Popular would take 28.8% of the vote, ahead of Podemos, with 21.9% and the PSOE, with 20.5% according to the CIS, the Centre for Sociological Research. The CIS poll sees the PSOE gaining 1.4 points that would stand them as the second political force in the country after the PP and keep intact the support they obtained in the elections of December 20th, 2015, according to the latest barometer of the Centre for Sociological Research (CIS). The CIS reflects only a small change in the political landscape with the first political force, the PP taking 28.8 percent of the vote (down from 28.72 that won the 2D) and similar results for other parties, but projects slightly better results for the PSOE.
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Local News Briefs Job search and Food Hygiene free courses The Department of Public Works and Economic Development of the City and CDT Torrevieja are offering two new free courses for unemployed workers. The first course is on 'Job Search Techniques' which will be held from February 22nd-24th at the Training Room of the Civic and Social Center Township, from 4.00pm to 8.00pm. The second course is 'Basic Training in Food Hygiene and Food Handling Allergen Management' to be held on March 23rd from 9.00am until 2.00pm. Places are limited for both courses, and registrations will be formalized at the City Hall. SEN Grants in Los Montesinos Grants have been made for Special Educational needs (SEN) in Los
Montesinos, Alicante, granted by the Association Adismon. The Councillor for Social Services presented the Scholarships. Construction boost Orihuela Town Hall has issued eight building licences for 250 homes, with 129 residential developments in Cabo Roig set to be constructed - giving a sign that the slump in the construction industry has eased significantly. Following the 'crisis' that hit in 2008, thousands of construction workers were made redundant. Councillor Damaso Aparicio said: "Developers are confident that the construction industry will continue to recover." New Guardamar walkway A new wooden walkway has been completed by the Guardamar del Segura Town Hall on the Playa del Campo.
Montesinos Mayor Jose Butron congratulates author Judit By Andrew Atkinson Los Montesinos author Judit Garcia Garcia was centre stage along with the mayor Jose Manuel Butron in recognition of her Novel: 'Teach me to Fly'. A presentation to Judit - a young 'Montesinera' - was made the Mayor Jos茅 Manuel Butr贸n, along with the Councillor for Culture Rosa Bethlehem Moran, The Writer Blas Ruiz. "Our congratulations and wishes of success go to Judit," Mayor Butron told The CoastRider after the presentation staged at the Auditorium of Los Montesinos, Alicante.
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Carnival hots up
The afternoon Carnival Parade delighted thousands of onlookers on Sunday afternoon as upwards of two thousand participants danced their way along Torrevieja's main street. Sunday's parade is also an attraction for local schools and organisations who may or may not, take part in the main Night Parade, which takes place this Saturday, February 13th, at 10.00pm. The afternoon parade is also 'judged' and prizes are awarded in different categories after the parade finishes. This year, for Carnival 2016, the first prizes in the categories and Fantasy Costume, went to the troupe “Dando Caña” and “Aquí hay tomate” and the children's prize to “Payás” and “Ni pa ti, ni pa mí” Thousands of people lined Torrevieja's Calle Ramon Galud from mid-afternoon, providing a party atmosphere and adding a little fun to a sunny afternoon. Taking part were 10 children troupes; 6 specialty groups; 2 singles, 15 adult and 6 new arrivals from outside the city, surpassing the numbers of previous years. Nearly two thousand people participated in one of the most spectacular editions in recent years with the Carnival parade-contest declared a Fiesta of Provincial Tourist Interest and it could be clearly seen that carnival in Torrevieja is possibly not only the best in our province, but also those of the Community, according to comments from those watching. For more than four hours, the snake of people paraded from the area close to Mullin's Irish Pub at the Plaza de Maria Asuncion to Calle Patricio Perez, with the rhythm of the music loudly wrapped in applause from an audience that enjoyed and stayed for the entire event. This year we missed the always spectacular troupe "La Sal de Torrevieja", which, like in other years, in the city of Macao (China), celebrating Chinese New Year. The Queen and Youth Queen of Carnival, Carmen Saez
and Carmen Prieto, also paraded wearing their 'fantasies'. With the Municipal Theatre still being closed, after the parade it was time for the awards ceremony, which took place in the Carnival tent in Eras de la Sal. Hundreds of participants stayed behind and waited for the awards. After a long time waiting, because the jury said they found it very difficult to decide on the top prizes, the presenter Francisco Reyes, began the ceremony awards. This started by presenting the jury, which this year was composed of Marisa Martín, director of the Escuela de Diseño y Moda Virma de Alicante; Mariano González Miguel, Técnico of the Council of Cultura y Fiestas del
Ayuntamiento de Murcia; Elisa Gil, broadcaster and presenter with Cadena SER; Patricia Pérez, Technical Architect who is involved with the design and construction for the fiestas patronales del Pilar de la Horadada; and Alejandro Espí, Councillor from Los Montesinos. AWARDS "Mª Conchi Baths" the funniest costume prize Comparsa "Bufa la Gamba" Fairground troupes 1st prize (600 € and a trophy): Comparsa "Tymbalia" Single mode 1st prize (280 € and a trophy): Antonio and Toni 2nd prize (200 € and a trophy): Manolico Zafra Group mode 1st prize (500 € and a trophy), "Lanikai" 2nd prize (200 € and a trophy): Antonio Rivera 3rd Prize (100 € and a trophy): "Limbo" Child comparsas Disguise mode 1st prize (1200 € and a trophy): "Ni pa ti, ni pa mí” 2nd prize (800 € and a trophy): "Dando Caña" 3rd prize (€ 560 and a trophy): Quarter Acequión Fantasy mode 1st prize (1200 € and a trophy): "Payás" 2nd prize (800 € and a trophy): "Glitter" 3rd prize (€ 560 and a trophy): "Sea Town" Adult extras Disguise mode 1st prize (1400 € and Trophy): "Aquí hay tomate" 2nd prize (800 € and Trophy): "Payás" 3rd prize (€ 560 and a trophy), "the Gamba Bufa" 4th prize (420 € and a trophy) "Blanca de Sal" 5th prize (320 € and Trophy): "Jolgorio" Fantasy mode 1st prize (1400 € and Trophy): "Dando Caña" 2nd prize (800 € and Trophy): "I-Point" 3rd prize (€ 560 and a trophy): "Confettis and Streamers" 4th prize (420 € and a trophy): "Mar de Plata 5th prize (320 € and Trophy):" No, not naaa "
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2nd Classic and Specialist Car meeting to benefit the various Penas and Brotherhoods in Catral.
Sunday’s event was attended by thousands of people who enjoyed everything from classic cars to exotic and American muscle, through Tuning Cars and a drifting display. Star of the show and most ‘photographed with’ car, had to be the brilliant ‘Tow Mater’, hand built by Andy from Hot Rods Espana.
British Embassy launches expat awareness campaign to vote in the EU Referendum
If you have been on the electoral roll in the UK within the last 15 years then you can register to vote in the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union. Last week the British Ambassador Simon Manley launched a major campaign to make expats aware that they may be eligible to have their say in the EU referendum – provided they register to vote in good time. Speaking at a meeting with representatives of the expat community to launch the registration campaign, Mr Manley said: “Interest among expats in the EU referendum is high, but awareness that you may be able to vote is low. We want as many expats as possible to be aware that they can have their say. You can register to vote in a few minutes via the government website: www.gov.uk and do encourage your friends, family and colleagues to do the same.” The British Embassy in Madrid is backing a global campaign by the Electoral Commission to encourage Britons who live overseas to register to vote. Some 283,000 Britons are registered on the padrón as resident in Spain, but just 11,000 are registered to vote in the UK. So the vast majority of expats will miss out on having their say in the referendum – unless they take a few simple steps. To register as an overseas voter, you must have been registered in a UK constituency within the last 15 years. All you have to do is visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote with your passport details and National Insurance number to hand, and the postcode of where you last lived in the UK. You can choose how you want to vote: by post, by proxy (voting by appointing someone you trust to vote on your behalf ), or even in person if by chance you will be in your UK local authority area on polling day. All it takes is five minutes to register. And because overseas voters must allow enough time for their ballot paper to be posted from the UK, you should do it now rather than wait for the final deadline, at which point it may be too late to use a postal vote effectively. Postal ballot papers will be despatched about a month ahead of the referendum - earlier than for the General Election last year giving overseas voters more time to
receive, complete, and return their ballot pack to the UK. The Embassy is urging Brits to pass on the register to vote message via its ‘Brits living in Spain’ accounts on Facebook and Twitter, the expat media and a wide range of partners that work with the British Consulates in Spain. If you are active on Twitter then do tell others that #YourVoteMatters and add the URL http://bit.ly/1RGrh5H so that they can register too. Go to www.gov.uk/registerto-vote and make sure you can have your say. How you can register to vote in the EU Referendum 1 A referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union will be held by the end of 2017. It could even be this year – the date hasn’t been announced yet. 2 If you were registered to vote in the UK within the last 15 years, then you can register as an overseas voter and have your say. #yourvotematters. 3 Go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote and fill in your data. All you need is your National Insurance number, passport details and date of birth. (Even if you don’t have an NI number, you can still register.) 4 Choose how you want to vote – by post, proxy, or even in person if you will be in the UK on polling day. If you choose to vote by post, ballot forms will be despatched about one month ahead, giving you time to receive, complete and return your vote to the UK. 5 Do register early, so you have done it well before the referendum date is announced. If you wait, you may miss your chance to have your say. 6. Just as in the UK, you need to register annually. So if you registered as an overseas voter for last year’s General Election, you need to renew your registration for the EU vote. 7 Out of 283,000 Britons officially resident in Spain, just 11,000 were registered to vote in last year’s General Election. Many British expats could miss out on the EU referendum, so tell your friends and family to register too. 8. Use Facebook and Twitter to pass the message on that #yourvotematters. Go to www.gov.uk/register-to-vote make sure you can have your say
Three arrested in Torrevieja for drug trafficking Last week the Guardia Civil dismantled one of the busiest points of sale for dealing drugs in the region. Local agents arrested two men, aged 45 and 48 years old, of Spanish nationality, and a 22 year old Russian woman, for an alleged crime against public health and also for belonging to a criminal group. The detainees were caught selling drugs in different parts of the city, where they constantly changed their sales locations, making it difficult for the Guardia Civil to track them down. After several inquiries, the Guardia Civil managed to locate one of their most recent points of sale. They then spent several days keeping the area under intense surveillance and after finding repeated visits by known drug addicts, they were able to determine the habits of the detainees to obtain information on the rest of their sales outlets and pick their moment for the arrests. Following the arrest of the three suspects, it has been confirmed that the outlets that they had established were the most active in Torrevieja at that time.
First Zika pregnancy case in Europe as Spanish woman tests positive for the virus A pregnant woman in Spain has tested positive for the Zika virus, in what is thought to be Europe's first case. Spanish officials confirmed Thursday the woman is among seven people identified as being infected with the virus after visiting affected countries. The virus has been linked with a surge in the number of babies born with abnormally small heads. As a result, it is most dangerous for pregnant women - and expectant mothers have been warned not to travel to affected areas. Zika, carried by mosquitoes, has recently rampaged through the Caribbean and Latin America. However an estimated 80 per cent of people infected have no symptoms, making it difficult for pregnant women to know whether they have been infected. The Health Ministry said in a statement today that the woman, who had travelled to Colombia, was presumably infected during the trip and is in her second trimester of pregnancy. 'One of the patients diagnosed in (the north-eastern region of ) Catalonia is a pregnant woman, who showed symptoms after having travelled to Colombia. 'She is one of seven cases in Spain and all are in good condition.' The 41-year-old woman, of Latin American origin
who lives in Spain, is 13 or 14 weeks pregnant, regional health official Joan Guix told a news conference. She will undergo detailed medical tests to see if there is a risk to the foetus. Ms Guix said there was only a small possibility of problems and a scan at 15 weeks would show whether the baby was developing normally. Zika has been linked to about 4,000 cases of microcephaly in Brazil - in which a newborn's head is smaller than normal and the brain may not have developed properly. However, experts say no cases of microcephaly
associated with Zika virus infections have been seen in neighbouring Columbia as yet. Dr Ed Wright, senior lecturer in medical microbiology at the University of Westminster, said there was not enough evidence to definitively link the two. 'Whether that link stands up to scientific scrutiny is something scientists and healthcare professionals are urgently trying to determine,' he said. 'Collection of accurate, reliable epidemiological and clinical data over the coming weeks and months will hopefully provide the answers we need so at risks groups can be given appropriate advice and support.' This was supported by Dr Clare Taylor, general secretary for the Society for Applied Microbiology, who said: 'Brazil appears to be the only country currently where Zika is associated with microcephaly.' The ministry says the number of cases diagnosed so far are within expectations and do not pose a risk for the virus to be spread in Spain. World Health Organisation officials have predicted that as many as four million people could be infected with Zika this year. The virus, which causes symptoms including rash, fever, conjunctivitis and headache, has now been linked to birth defects in children born to mothers infected while they are pregnant.
Is this proof of a Spanish YETI? Over one-fifth of Spanish motorists believe they can trick a drug test
Shaky camera footage and pictures appear to show a mysterious Yeti-style creature. Spanish ski resort bosses have combed part of the tourist spot after a skier posted the image appearing to show an abominable snowman in Formigal in Spain. The photograph, posted online with the message: 'Strange animal spotted in Formigal. What the hell is this?', has been shared thousands of times. The picture sparked a search by ski resort owners Aramon and a frenzied debate over whether a Spanish Yeti was on the loose or if it was a bear, Photoshop montage or even a soldier wearing mountain camouflage. The mystery remained unsolved last night, although skiers were being reassured there was no cause for alarm. A spokesman for the resort, which hosted the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships in 2008, confirmed a search of the area had been conducted after an 'alleged Yeti sighting.' He said: 'We have spoken to the witnesses of the sighting to identify the area in which it took place and after combing the area we have found nothing. 'We believe therefore that there is no cause for alarm and that visitors' security
is guaranteed. 'In any case we will remain alert.' The mystery man behind the photo, who posted it on a popular internet forum under the user name Kangaroo, sparked the alarm by writing: 'This morning skiing in Formigal with friends we've come across this. What the hell is it? 'A bear or a bloody Yeti? 'We've told the ski resort but they haven't taken us seriously. 'I bet there's something on the loose out there. I know what I saw.' Former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer Fonsi Nieto were among those who joined in the debate the photo sparked, tweeting: 'Is there a bear in Formigal? Be careful. Others joked the animal was Snowflake, the famous albino gorilla who lived at Barcelona Zoo from 1966 to 2003, back from the dead. He was put down after being diagnosed with an unusual form of skin cancer. The Yeti, also known as the Abominable Snowman, is an ape-like creature taller than an average human said to inhabit the Himalayas. The scientific community generally regards the Yeti as a legend given the lack of conclusive evidence.
A new study has revealed that 22% of Spanish motorists believe they can get around drug tests performed at Civil Guard traffic control stops. Drinking water, coffee or energy drinks, sweating through exercise, using mouthwash, and eating lemons are some of the “myths” many Spaniards believe will help from getting a positive reading when they are subject to the saliva test used by the authorities to detect narcotics use. The conclusions are contained in a study Mitos and falsas creencias de los conductories sobre los controles de drogas (or, Myths and other erroneous beliefs of drivers over drug control stops), which was prepared by the Spanish Foundation for Traffic Safety (Fesvial) and published by the DGT state road safety agency. “Products are available on the market for this purpose [to try and avoid a positive reading],” said Juan Carlos González, assistant deputy director for investigation and intervention at the DGT. “However, they are ineffective, as various scientific studies have shown.” The survey was carried out on 1,205 people between the ages of 18 and 60. It also revealed that younger people are more likely to think they can cheat a drug test, with 27% of under 25s saying it could be done. In 2013, Fesvial published a similar study about motorists who believed that they could get around a breath analyser test for alcohol. In that survey, 30% said that they thought that some of that some
of the same practices were effective. “Nothing works,” said the DGT. “When we perform these tests there is a long and continuous exhaling of the breath. Air is expelled from the alveoli, which are subjected to exchanges of gases and air. This makes it impossible to adulterate the results.” In a Fesvial study on drug use published last month, 30% of Spanish motorists said they believed that using narcotics, such as cocaine and heroin, wouldn’t lead to a positive reading. Some 30.8% also said that they thought drugs tests wouldn’t detect small amounts of hashish or marijuana. “A positive drug result from saliva always means that there is a sufficient quantity to determine that the drug has been consumed,” said González several months ago. Civil Guard officers can detect whether a person has smoked hashish or marijuana up to six hours before they are tested. DGT authorities have embarked on a new campaign over the past few months to go after motorists who are under the influence of drugs. The Civil Guard said it will conduct up to 120,000 tests at traffic control points this year.
British teenager, 18, gang-raped
A British teenager has been gang raped after being dragged into a car by a group of men as she walked home from work in a Spanish village. It was reported that the 18-year-old went to the police after she was dragged into a car behind the Mercadona store in Sabinillas, near to Marbella, after she finished work late at night A friend of the victim told the news site that police are trying to find a group of Moroccan men, but so far police have not commented. “She is absolutely devastated,” the friend said. “I hope the police catch these men and they get what they deserve. “They are the lowest of the low.” A spokesman for the Guardia Civil in Malaga, which covers Sabinillas and
would investigate crimes in the area, said: “We are aware of a local newspaper article reporting the gang rape but are not aware of any such incident taking place recently. “I have made check calls to investigators but am drawing a blank.” A worker at the Mercadona supermarket in Sabinillas, where the gang rape is said to have taken place behind, added: “The Guardia Civil station is right near us and I’d expect to have seen officers in here making inquiries if there’d been an incident like this. “But no-one’s been in. The only reason I know about this is because a customer came in this morning saying he’d read something in the paper. “It doesn’t mean it’s not true but I haven’t heard anything."
Irish pilot arrested by Spanish cops after romp row with hooker
An Irish pilot was arrested by Spanish cops after a row with a hooker he accused of taking €1,000 from him. The incident took place before the man set to be in the cockpit of a plane a few hours before the man was set to fly out of the city to Ireland. Police sources said that the Irishman had been on a night out and came back to his hotel near the airport with the woman who he took to his room. During the night at around 4.30am, the hotel clerk got calls from other guests that there was a noisy row involving a man and a woman coming from the pilot's room. The employee shut the front door of the hotel and waited for police to come. Cops told the Irish Sun that the man intended to pay the prostitute with €1,000 in cash but couldn't find it.
This led the pilot to accusing the women of stealing it and a row began. Police found the man on the scene barefoot and with scratches. The woman was from North Africa with Spanish citizenship and she had a few brusies. However, the cops found money in his other trousers and the officers believe he had forgotten where he had left the cash. The man was brought to a local police station where he started to cry in the cells. He said that he didn't want anybody to be contacted over his arrest. The pilot informed them he was meant to be on a flight out of Spain at noon that day. He was later released without change as the hooker didn't make a complaint.
Shuggi Otis gets his biography back By Andrew Atkinson CoastRider Exclusive Guitar legend Shuggi Otis who played San Javier Jazz Festival - dubbed the new Jimi Hendrix and who turned down the chance to join The Rolling Stones - set to get 'lost' Biography returned after 25 years. THE unpublished 'lost' Biography of legendary guitarist Shuggi Otis - who has played at the San Javier Jazz Festival is set to be returned to him after 25 years. I have been in contact with drummer Alphonse Mouzon, who is part of the Shuggi Otis band, playing at Manchester's Academy Club, as part of his European Tour 2016 on February 19. I contacted Charleston, South Carolina born Alphonse, who lives in Porter Ranch,
California, and studied music and drama at the City College of New York, to inform him of Shuggi's long lost Biography. "I have contacted Shuggie's bass playing son Eric Otis so he can tell Shuggi about the Biography," Alphonse, exclusively told The CoastRider. Shuggi Otis gave his Biography to Mike Summers, formerly of Fender Music, 25 years ago. Otis, who turned down the opportunity to join The Rolling Stones, and was dubbed the new Jimi Hendrix following Hendrix's death in 1970, aged 27, performed at the San Javier Jazz Festival in Murcia in 2013, where I exclusively interviewed him. His son Eric Otis, is a producer, composer, guitarist
UK star entertainer speaks to the CoastRider after Quake between Morocco and Spain By Andrew Atkinson Star George Formby impersonator and musical variety entertainer Andy Eastwood has exclusively spoken to the CoastRider having been rocked by the 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck the Mediterranean between Morocco and Spain on Sunday. Andy, staying in Fuengirola, told The CoastRider: "After the gig last night I had the TV on in my hotel room, watching footage of yesterday's (Saturday) Alaskan earthquake. "I actually thought 'wow, that's something I've never had to experience." Andy, who tours Europe playing ukulele and singing tribute George Formby songs, added: "About 5.30 am I
was woken by a banging and a sense of movement. â€œAt first I thought someone had come into the room - but seconds later the whole place was shaking - and it was obvious what was happening. Being on the 14th floor, it was pretty rocky." The earthquake damaged hundreds of properties and damaged schools, of which many were closed. The 20 mile deep earthquake, was 39 miles north of the Moroccon City of Al Hoceima, and 102 miles east-south east of Gibraltar. "It takes a lot more than that to get me out of bed!," joked Andy. "Many of the residents had more sense than me. So I got dressed - and scrambled downstairs in a panic!," said Andy. "The epi-centre was about 100 miles away - but it was definitely close enough for me.â€?
and bassist, based in Los Angeles, who specialises in his own creative sub-genre of electronic music, along with big band jazz and jazz fusion. Shuggi Otis is an American singersongwriter, recording artist, and multiinstrumentalist, whose hit 'Strawberry Letter 23' topped the Billboard R & B chart and was number five of the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in 1977. Born in Los Angeles, California, Otis is the son of Rhythm and Blues late legend Jonny Otis. In 1974 Shuggi Otis had a hit single 'Inspiration Information', of which an album of the same name was also produced, and rereleased in 2013. The Album 'Wings Of Love', written in 1975, was released in 2013. Freedom Flight is another Otis hit album. Along with playing San Javier, Murcia, Shuggie Otis 'Rite' band toured Australia, Japan, America, Ireland and the United Kingdom in 2013.
In February Otis, who will be in New York, Paris, Dublin and Manchester, says he feels a spiritual connection for doing music, different from when he was younger. Otis, 62, said: "I was too insecure. And I had a lot of hang ups. I think I'm on a better path now. Every day you learn something new." Alphonse said: "Shuggie has been a badass guitarist and songwriter since he was playing with his legendary dad Johnny Otis at the age of 14. "I played at a private event with Shuggie recently and will tour Europe with his band in February 2016. We'll be playing some amazing funloving Blues, Soul, Funk & Pop." Alphonse, whose New Alphonse Mouzon signature drum snare was played by iconic Stevie Wonder on January 22, 2016, said: "Let's see what Shuggi decides to do about his Biography after his son Eric passes on the message."
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The winners of the Goya Awards 2016
The Goya's are Spain's version of the prestigious Oscars. On Saturday, 'Truman' came away as the major winner of the Goya Awards night, having won five categories on a night where the awards were very scattered and in which 'La Novia', a great favourite to sweep the Goya's this year with 12 nominations, only it won two. 'Truman' won five of the six categories they were nominated for: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor (Ricardo Darin) and Best Supporting Actor (Javier Camara). This is the full list of the winners of the Goya 2016 in order that they were presented on the night (with titles translated into English): Best Picture : 'Truman' Best Director : Cesc Gay ( 'Truman'). Best New Director : Daniel Guzmán ( 'for nothing'). Best Actor : Ricardo Darin ( 'Truman'). Best Actress : Natalia de Molina ( 'room and board'). Best Supporting Actor : Javier Cámara ( 'Truman'). Best Supporting Actress : Luisa Gavasa ( 'La Novia). Best Male Newcomer . Miguel Herran ( 'for nothing') Best Actress : Irene School ( 'An Autumn without Berlin'). Best Original Screenplay: Cesc Gay ( 'Truman'). Best Adapted Screenplay: Fernando Leon De Aranoa. Best Original Song: 'Palmeras in the snow' Best Production: 'Nobody wants night'. Best Cinematography: 'La Novia'. Best Editing: 'The Unknown'. Best Art Direction: 'Palmeras in the snow'. Best Costume Design: 'Nobody wants night'. Best Makeup And Hair: 'Nobody Wants Night' Best Sound: 'Unknown'. Best Special Effects: 'Anacleto'. Best Animated Film: 'Capture the Flag'.
Best Documentary Film: 'Sueños De Sal'. Best Latin American Film: 'The Clan' (ArgentinaSpain). Best European Film: 'Mustang' (UK). Best Spanish Short Fiction: 'Running'. Spanish Best Animated Short Film: 'Alike'. Spanish Best Documentary Short Film: 'Children Of Earth'. Goya Of Honour : Mariano Ozores. This year, "Truman" was the main winner over "La Novia: Bride" as Cesc Gay's film triumphs in the gala and lets others share the awards. Taking home Best Actor was Ricardo Darin, a sublime artist, who the Spanish see as the best actor in the Spanish-speaking world and one of the three best in the world of this generation, alongside Daniel Day Lewis and Edward Norton.
"Truman" turned out to be the big winner of the night (winning film, director, lead actor, supporting actor and original screenplay), as expected and as deserved as it is one of the best films of the year, not only at national level but also internationally. The big loser was "La Novia: Girlfriend" which received twelve nominations but only won two (Actress and photography). Oddly enough, it was the fourth time that Darin has aspired to win the prestigious Goya (and he tried to "The Secret in Their Eyes" and "Wild Tales" as a principal actor and "The Dancer and the Thief" NIM) but was seen as almost impossible this time around that the award would escape him in that his performance in the film by Cesc Gay, is perfect, flawless, technically and emotionally. Equally moving was the tribute to Mariano Ozores. He received a two-minute ovation for his work as director and producer. Ozores, 91, is pure history in terms of Spanish film, making them back at a time (like now), which was very difficult to make films. Ozores, has made an astonishing 96 films and shared his Goya with the great actors of the time; a difficult generation equal in talent and courage. Of local interest, 'Sueños de Sal: Salt Dreams' took the Goya for best documentary at the XXX edition of the festival of Spanish cinema. The Goya Awards 2016 gave "Salt Dreams" the award for Best Documentary to noveldense Spices Films, which has won the statuette in its class. The film directed by Alfredo Navarro, took the top prize for his low cost production that was once again financed with 100% private capital and filmed with the involvement of all the people of Novelda (Alicante). The film also had a social purpose, since the film makers had reached agreements with the Red Cross and Caritas so that the film will help raise funds for these entities.
Markets Costa Blanca and Costa Calida Tuesdays 9:00am Los Belones 9:00am Benissa 9:00am Los Alcazares Street Market 9:00am La Unión 9:00am Los Alcázares 9:00am Alhama de Murcia 9:00am Relleu 9:00am Altea 9:00am Jumilla 9:00am Callosa d‘ En Sarrià 9:00am Agost 9:00am Bullas 9:00am Orihuela Street Market 9:00am Pilar de la Horadada 10:00am Guardamar Fish Market Wednesdays 8:00am Alcoy 8:00am Calpe Flea Market - Car park close to Casa 9:00am Santiago de la Ribera Street Market 9:00am Polop 9:00am Mutxamel 9:00am San Miguel Street Market 9:00am Teulada 9:00am El Poblets Craft Market 9:00am Alcantarilla 9:00am El Campello 9:00am San Javier 9:00am Benidorm 9:00am Orba
9:00am Benitachell 9:00am La Mata 9:00am Yecla 9:00am Ondara 9:00am Guardamar del Segura Street Market 10:00am Guardamar Fish Market - Port Marina de las Dunas Thursdays
8:00am Benidorm Antiques Market - El Cisne 9:00am Villajoyosa 9:00am Lorca 9:00am Javea 9:00am Blanca 9:00am Los Urrutias 9:00am Guardamar del Segura Street Market 9:00am Murcia 9:00am San Javier Street Market 9:00am San Javier 9:00am Balsicas Street Market 9:00am Gandia 9:00am Agost 9:00am Librilla 9:00am Rojales Street Market 9:00am La Marina Street Market 10:00am Guardamar Fish Market - Port Marina de las Dunas Fridays 8:00am Alfas del Pi 8:30am Abarán 9:00am Gata de Gorgos 9:00am Pilar de la Horadada
9:00am Onil 9:00am Torrevieja Street Market 9:00am Calasparra 9:00am Finestrat 9:00am El Verger 10:00am Guardamar Fish Market - Port Marina de las Dunas 12:00pm Benidoleig Charity Auction at El Cid 4:00pm Los Montesinos Street Market Saturdays
8:00am Calpe 9:00am HELP Charity Sale Behind Rendezvous Bar Tiro de Pinchon 9:00am Underworld Car Boot Sale Punta Prima 9:00am Alicante Market 9:00am Benissa 9:00am Torre Pacheco Street Market 9:00am Almoradi Street Market 9:00am Los Narejos Street Market 9:00am Fortuna 9:00am Pedreguer 9:00am Los Narejos 9:00am Santa Pola Street Market 9:00am Abanilla 9:00am Elda 9:00am Águilas 9:00am Playa Flamenca Street Market 9:00am Orihuela Street Market 11.00am Javea Craft Fair Post
Office Old Town Sundays 9:00am Alhama de Murcia Craft Market 9:00am Lorca 9:00am San Pedro del Pinatar Craft Market 9:00am Torremanzanas 9:00am Cabo de Palos Street Market 9:00am Guardamar Campo Lemon Grove Market 9:00am Pedreguer Flea Market 9:00am La Marina Street Market 9:00am Zoco Street Market 9:00am Aledo 9:00am Los Nietos 9:00am HELP Charity Sale Punta Prima - Water Tower 9:00am Murcia Antiques Market 9:00am Mazarrón
9:00am La Nucía Flea Market 10:00am Flea Market Punta Prima 11.00am Javea Craft Fair Seafront Harbour Mondays 9:00am San Pedro del Pinatar Street Market 9:00am Dénia 9:00am Roldan 9:00am Beniel 9:00am Parcent 9:00am La Nucía 9:00am Caravaca de la Cruz 9:00am Ontinyent 9:00am Los Narejos Artisan Market 9:00am Santa Pola Street Market 10:00am Guardamar Fish Market - Port Marina de las Dunas
Back Stage with Mister X Who are you and what do you do? I'm Mister X - a professional magician, who does general magic, illusion manipulations and illusion with large equipment. How did you start in the business? I started as a circus variety artist in variety shows venues around Bulgaria, since I graduated at the Unique Circus School in Moscow, Russia. What would you be doing if you were not an entertainer? For me the stage is everything and I love to perform on it! I love my job as a magician! Anyway, I'm also a civil engineer, so I do have an alternative job. As an entertainer who has been your biggest influence? I was mostly influenced by the son of the legendary Bulgarian magician Miti, called Julian. I got attracted by his tricks and illusions and that determined my future life.
Do you ever get nervous or have you suffered stage fright? When I started, I was concerned about my first appearances on stage about how the audience would react, and worried that if someone in the audience is illusionist with more experience than me and what would he say. But with the time I was seeing the audience's reaction and become more confident. I love the stage and the audience and have no worries now whatsoever. Even when I run a new magic trick I'm not worried as I know I have practised it many times and it has been refined in order to make sure that everything would run smooth. What was your best moment? For me, the best time is after every applause of the audience. This is the criteria for each artist. What has been your worst moment? At the first Balkan Festival of Magicians I had to open the festival. When I got announced, I appeared on stage
and the wrong music was playing which threw me for a moment, I looked at the show director and I nodded to the audience, and invited my assistant on stage. My correct music started with my performance. The audience didn’t notice that. Later on I’ve found that the director had had informed the sound master about the problem which was solved within seconds. What’s the best piece of advice you have received or would give someone starting out in the business? I've received a lot of advice from colleagues and show directors. I'd share them with younger colleagues – the magic tricks have to be performed in front of an audience only after one is 100% sure and confident that the performance would run smooth. The hands have to do the magic trick instinctively, otherwise the audience would notice that the magician is not prepared. Any little anecdotes or interesting stories? A. I was working in a variety complex with a live orchestra, playing with real cigarettes and throwing them on the floor. One cigarette’s spark fell on the magical towels on my table, so they got on fire. When I turned around I saw the guitarist trying to extinguish the burning towels stamping them with his feet. Mister X is available for table magic, magic and illusion shows as well as grand scale illusions. Take a look at his web page on ArtistsDirect – Spain.com and phone to book him direct.
After Hours at Mexi Mundo
Whats On Costa Blanca caught up with the staff at Mexi Mundo International Restaurant this week. See what meal deals they each day of the week and their menus on their page on the website at whatson-costablanca.com Sharing a brandy with the lovely staff at Mexi Mundo Mexican Cantina and International Restaurant on Urbanisation Altos del Limonar this week was something special. This lovely venue can be seen off the CV905 on the right travelling towards Torrevieja. The roof top solarium has been turned into a mini golf course offering adults and kids the chance to do something more than just ‘eating out’. They offer more than famous Mexican dishes, they also offer an International Menu that has mouthwatering appealing with dishes such as Plank Steak which is a rib eye steak served
on a wooden oak plank and served with mash potato and béarnaise sauce. Great for those who have people in their parties that prefer more traditional food as well as Mexican food lovers. Every week on Thursday evenings they offer a Tex-Mex buffet with as much as you can eat for the price of €7.50 per person and every night they offer a three course Menu del Noche including wine and beer for €9.50.
As you arrive on the terrace it really does feel like a little piece of Mexico in Spain – perfect on those balmy summer evenings. Inside is very spacious and the tables are beautifully set. Mexican food is renowned for its freshness and this is true of Mexi Mundo and there are some real treats to be had; Tacos, Quesadilla, Nachos, Enchiladas, Burritos, BBQ rack of ribs and a Mexican steak. There can’t be too many places where you can go and enjoy good food and also enjoy having a few drinks before and maybe afterwards as well, up on the solarium playing 18 holes of mini golf with outstanding views across the mountains. The course is well designed and certain to make the evening a night
out to remember. Mexi Mundo Mexican Cantina and International Restaurant also offer a takeaway service with a 10% discount on all takeaway orders. The winner of the recent competition to win a menu del noche for two was won by David Male who correctly answered the question: what day do Mexi Mundo hold their Tex Mex Eat As Much As You Want buffet, which of course is Thursday. Hope David enjoys his meal. You can find Mexi Mundo Mexican Cantina just off the CV905 dual carriageway – just after the San Luis Roundabout (Orange Casas Agents on the corner). You can access either off that roundabout or the next roundabout which has the Indoor Market just off to the left going in towards Torrevieja. To book a table telephone 966 789 368 or 671 656 462
Coastrider Gig Guide Las Cuatro Eco
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Tuesday 9th Feb
8:00 PM El Marino Restaurante Casa Da Vinci, Zenia Mar 8:30 PM Graeme Mykal Friendly Bar, Playa Flamenca 8:30 PM Timewarp Duo Rosamar Hotel, Benidorm 8:30 PM Tony Capaldi Tango Bar, Avda Purissima, Torrevieja 9:30 PM Martin Kay Cabaroke Pablo's, Playa Flamenca 10:00 PM Andy Winwood Kvikk Baren, Torre La Mata 10:00 PM David John Yolo's, Cabo Roig 10:30 PM Gina G Lansdowne, Playa Flamenca
Saturday 13th February 8:00 PM Rob Roberts Centro Rural, Algorfa 8:30 PM Sharni Brauhaus, Calpe 8:30 PM Shanie Vaughan Sports Bar, Playa Flamenca 8:30 PM Tony Capaldi Aneto Cerveceria, Benijofar 9:00 PM David John Quesada Country Club Valentine tribute show 9:00 PM Graham York Trevis Bar, Camposol 9:30 PM Dan Davy Emerald Isle, La Florida Sunday 14th February
Wednesday 10th Feb 8:30 PM Dan Davy Chemies Lounge, Villamartin 8:30 PM Duo Zodiac Hotel Helios, Benidorm 8:30 PM Sharni Bar La Copa, Calpe 9:00 PM Ed Temple Pablos, Playa Flamenca 9:00 PM Dougie Munro Queen Victoria, Cabo Roig 9:30 PM Showaddywaddy Legends Emerald Isle La Florida 10:00 PM Gina G Local, La Florida 10:30 PM Backyard Session Murphys on the Park, Torrevieja Thursday 11th Feb 8:30 PM Tony Capaldi Ali Baba, Rojales 9:00 PM Duo Zodiac Hotel Rio Park, Benidorm 9:00 PM Dougie Munro The Local, La Florida 10:00 PM Dan Davy O'Riordan's, Cabo Roig 10:00 PM Andy Winwood Kvikk Baren, Torre La Mata 10:30 PM Showaddywaddy Legends Yolo, Cabo Roig
10:30 PM Shanie Vaughan Shannon's Bar, Altos del Limonar 10:30 PM The Streeters Lansdowne, Playa Flamenca 11:00 PM Martin Kay Cabaroke New Priory, El Galan
Friday 12th February 2:00 PM The Streeters El Rincon Tio Cali, Torrevieja 2:00 PM Andy Winwood Carmen's Bar & Restaurant, El Chaparral 8:00 PM El Marino Restaurante Nautilus, Punta Prima 8:30 PM Dave the Hat Park Inn, Quesada 8:30 PM Nigel Burchill as Elvis Sportsbar, Playa Flamenca 8:30 PM David John Pablos International, Playa Flamenca 8:30 PM Graeme Mykal Friendly Bar, Playa Flamenca 9:00 PM Gina G Clarke's Bar, Playa Flamenca 9:00 PM Timewarp Duo Hotel Sol Ifach, Calpe 10:00 PM Dan Davy Tradewinds, La Fuente
1:30 PM Tony Capaldi Gastro Restaurant, Torrevieja 8:30 PM Dougie Munro Bar Argento, Orihuela 8:30 PM Andy Winwood Pheonix Bar, Via Park 5 10:00 PM Rain O'Connor Gogarty's, La Zenia 10:00 PM Sharni Tradewinds, La Fuente 10:00 PM David John Yolo's - Valentine night special 10:30 PM Showaddywaddy Legends Paddy's Point, La Zenia 10:30 PM Gina G Lansdowne, Playa Flamenca Monday 15th February 8:00 PM El Marino The Bells Restaurant, Quesada 8:30 PM Rain O'Connor Pablo's, La Florida 8:30 PM Tony Capaldi Asturias Restaurant, Punta Prima 9:00 PM Gina G Bar La Torre, Playa Flamenca 9:00 PM Backyard Session Emerald Isle, La Florida 10:30 PM Showaddywaddy Legends Celtic Drop, Playa Flamenca Acts and Artists: would you like to see your gigs promoted in the gig guide? Contact Artists Direct at: email@example.com or 966 784 456
Health and Beauty
Healing Herbs: Top 7 Tips to Choose Healing Herbs for Your Conditions
Those who use over-thecounter and prescription pharmaceuticals always know how much medicine they are taking because FDA regulations require precision. People who use herbs face more of a challenge. However, in controlled doses, herbs cause fewer side effects than pharmaceuticals. Pharmaceuticals are highly concentrated, and pills and capsules have little taste, factors that make it easy to overdose. The active constituents in herbs are typically less concentrated, and most taste quite bitter, which discourages taking too much. Once you decide you want to use herbs, you are still left with some key questions. Which herbs? And how do you use them? Here is a list of common safe and effective herbs to choose from, along with some information about the conditions they treat that you can consider. 1. Ephedra In addition to its decongestant value, Chinese ephedra has a long history of use in Asia as a coffee like stimulant. Recent studies have also shown that ephedra boosts metabolic rate - the speed at
which the body burns calories. As a result, it has shown some benefit as a weight-loss aid, but only in those who are significantly overweight. Ephedra can also increase heart rate and blood pressure, so do not use it if you have high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes or glaucoma. You should also not take ephedra if you have thyroid problems. In fact, ephedra has been shown to be harmful when taken improperly and should not be used by anyone with health problems. If you want to take ephedra or any product containing ephedra, you should discuss it with your doctor. 2. Ginseng Prized above gold for thousands of years, ginseng root has been Asia's most revered tonic. It was viewed as an aphrodisiac that strengthens the body, enhances health and aids longevity. Early Jesuit missionaries in Canada discovered American ginseng in 1704 and made a fortune shipping it to China. The herb was eventually discovered growing as far south as Georgia, and it quickly became one of the American colonies' most valuable exports, until the over
collection just about wiped it out. Today American ginseng is farmed in Wisconsin. Most of the crop is shipped to Asia. Evidence is mounting that the herb helps the body resist illness and damage from stress. Studies show that ginseng stimulates the immune system, helps reduce cholesterol levels, and protects the liver from toxic substances and increases stamina and nutrient absorption from the intestines. Asian Olympic athletes take it regularly to boost their performance. 3. Ginger Scientific research has shown that ginger fights nausea better than the over-the-counter antinausea drug Dramamine. This root herb does more than simply soothe the stomach, however. An ancient Indian proverb says, "Every good quality is contained in ginger." Well, not quite, but studies show that it also boosts the immune system's ability to fight infection. And like garlic, it lowers blood pressure and cholesterol and helps prevent the blood clots that trigger heart attack. 4. Rosemary Long before refrigeration was available, the ancients noticed that wrapping meat in crushed rosemary leaves preserved it and imparted a tasty flavour. To this day, the herb remains a favourite addition to meat dishes, and its preservative action led to its use in herbal medicine. Meats spoil in part because oxidation turns their fats rancid. Rosemary oil retards spoilage and compares favourably with the commercial preservatives BHA and BHT.
Rosemaryâ€™s preservative action may help prevent food poisoning at your next picnic. Mix the crushed herb into burger meat and tuna, pasta and potato salads. Rosemary also helps soothe the stomach. 5. Aloe Vera In ancient Egypt (1500 B.C.), the Ebers Papyrus recommended aloe vera for skin problems, and the world has been using this herb ever since. Chinese, Greek, Roman and Arab herbalists recommended it for wounds, burns, rashes and haemorrhoids. During the 1930s, radiologists discovered aloe vera's effectiveness in treating radiation burns. The latest studies show that the herb has clear value in treating minor cuts, scrapes and burns. 6. Chamomile When Peter Rabbit ate himself sick in McGregor's garden and got chased out at the wrong end of a hoe, his mother gave him chamomile tea, a traditional remedy for indigestion, anxiety and wounds. Peter's mom was a wise woman...er, bunny. German herbalists once used chamomile so extensively, they called it alles zutraut, "capable of anything." That is an exaggeration, but recent studies show that this popular beverage herb does indeed calm jangled nerves, relieve stomach distress, prevent ulcers and speed their healing and help fight infection by stimulating the immune system. Chamomile tea is an
excellent home remedy for indigestion, heartburn and infant colic. It also has mild relaxant and sedative properties. 7. Garlic After ephedra, garlic is considered the world's second oldest medicine. The oldest surviving garlic prescription, chiselled into a Sumerian clay tablet, dates from 3000 B.C. The ancient world revered garlic as a virtual panacea, but none loved it as deeply as the Egyptians who consumed so much that the Greek historian Herodotus called them "the stinking ones." As the centuries passed, Europeans hung braided garlic plants from their doorsteps to keep evil spirits at bay - a custom echoed today in the garlic braids that adorn many kitchens. During World War I, army doctors used garlic juice quite effectively to treat wounds and dysentery. After the war, scientists discovered why it worked: When chewed or chopped, garlic is a potent natural antibiotic. In fact, ten medium cloves pack approximately the same antibiotic punch as a typical dose of penicillin. Garlic also has antiviral properties. Garlic is a useful herb. It can help protect against stomach cancer and reduces risk of heart disease by lowering blood pressure, reducing cholesterol and decreasing the likelihood of blood clots that can trigger heart attack.
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Yoga is not a sport, it involves much more than physical exercise, but also seeks mental and spiritual well-being. Practicing yoga allows us to be healthier in every way and feel better, avoiding many problems and diseases from the first moment we start a class. Knowing how yoga changes your body is essential to feeling better inside and out. AFTER YOUR FIRST YOGA CLASS your brain function will improve. Just 20 minutes can increase your cognitive abilities, concentration and memory. It also reduces the stress on the body, which also results in less creation of proteins, responsible for inflammation. And, of course, yoga helps to relax the shoulders, lower back and hamstrings. It brings more power and generates less body fat than other exercises. AFTER A FEW MONTHS of practicing yoga regularly youâ€™ll notice that your blood pressure is lower, especially if you suffer from moderate hypertension. After practice timing yoga for 15 weeks it significantly improves your lung capacity, allowing your
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Bloodhound land speed record attempt delayed British team aiming to drive a car at 1,000mph blames a lack of funding for its decision to put back record breaking runs A lack of sponsorship cash has forced the Bloodhound land speed record team to delay its timetable by 12 months, meaning the first runs of the 1,000mph, jet-and-rocket-powered car will now take place in South Africa next year instead of this autumn. The delay also means that the first try-out runs at St Mawgan airfield in Newquay, Cornwall will be put back from this spring to the autumn. "It's frustrating," said Mark Chapman, the team's chief engineer, "but if we are going to the desert, we need a team of a certain size and that costs money. In reality a lot of our sponsorship deals are still in negotiation." The team had been planning to go to the 11.8-mile Hakskeen Pan in the North of South Africa early this October to set a new Land Speed Record at 800mph – comfortably faster than the current 763.035mph record set in 1997 by wing commander Andy Green in Thrust SSC; Green will also be driving Bloodhound. With 800mph under its belt, the team planned to return to the desert in 2017 and have a tilt at writing themselves more history by travelling at 1,000mph on land – not even fighter jets have travelled this fast at low altitude. Record breaking is traditionally a hand-to-mouth existence, but the Bloodhound team had hoped that the display of the car at Canary Wharf last autumn would have generated more sponsors, which would come in
quicker. While Chapman confirmed that new sponsors were attracted (as were 8,000 members of the public who came to see the 7.8-tonne, 13.5-metre-long car) it's taken more time than anticipated to negotiate the deals. Chapman blames factors such as the Christmas holiday, Easter and the end of the financial year rather than any specific slow-down in world markets or the low price of oil. "We're not dealing with anyone specifically in those [oil or Asia] markets," he said. "And besides, our existing sponsor Castrol has been massively supportive. It just takes this amount of time to go through the sponsorship negotiations and due diligence, and we can't spend what we don't have."
The Bloodhound project is still continuing and Chapman says the car is virtually ready to run and he is committed to getting the car to St Mawgan this autumn. "We need to test in 2016 just from a project perspective," he said, "and that is achievable." He also said the intention is to go to Hakskeen Pan next year in the dry season, which runs from about June to the end of November. "There's a great deal of difference between working on the car in our workshops in Bristol and taking the whole team out to the desert in South Africa, where you not only have to take the kitchen sink, but the water, too," he explained. On the plus side, one aim of the project is still being fulfilled, which is its educational requirement. Richard Noble, Bloodhound project director and a former land speed record holder himself, said: "Most importantly, the project is achieving its primary goal even without the car running: we’re turning kids on to science and engineering. More than 100,000 children took part in Bloodhound lessons or events in the UK last year, and universities involved with the project have reported significant increases in the number of students applying to study engineering, with the University of the West of England (UWE) doubling its undergraduate engineering intake. "Setting some Land Speed Records will amplify all this, of course, and get the world watching," Noble said, "but we should not forget that this is what success really looks like.”
First Drive: Twisted Defender 110 T60
What’s new? It’s only been a week since the last Land Rover Defender rolled off the production line so it’s no wonder that demand for the iconic off-roader has spiked. But Twisted – a UK firm – has been modifying Land Rover products to suit customer’s needs for decades, ranging from some new wheels and a paint job to a complete ground-up rebuild. You can take your current Defender to Twisted or they will supply one new built to your spec. This T60 example is near the top of the range and is packed with upgrades inside and out, but you can individualise to your heart's content. Twisted says it always keeps the essence of what a Land Rover should be whilst improving and enhancing the final product. Looks and image A T60 spec car looks the business; over a week of driving this silver example turned more heads than a car of this lineage should. Partly it’s the 18-inch alloy wheels wearing seriously chunky Goodrich tyres, but the high
gloss respray and stainless steel exterior fittings play a part too. Add in privacy glass and the LED lights in the bumper and you have a Defender with attitude. It’s no high street bully boy though; the changes don’t sacrifice the unmistakable Defender shape, merely toughen them up a little, and it’s all the better for it. Parked next to a standard Defender and the original comes out looking a little weedy. Space and practicality The majority of the changes are cosmetic, so whichever bodystyle of Defender you choose it comes with broadly the same amount of space as the standard machine. So a 110 Station Wagon can handle five people (and theoretically more on the rear benches), although its width hasn’t changed in decades so elbow room isn’t fantastic. However it doesn’t change the fact that a Defender is one of the most practical cars at any price. It will do anything you ask of it, swallow vast amounts of kit in the rear and tow virtually anything – including lesser offroaders. Plus your kids will love it. Behind the wheel While the visual enhancements are welcome, it’s the other upgrades that make the real difference. Buy a T60 from Twisted and all the exterior panels are realigned and additional soundproofing is fitted. That doesn’t turn it into a limousine, but the difference over the standard car is marked; you can hold a conversation at motorway speeds without shouting. You’ll get there faster too. The T60 has a remapped ECU, bespoke exhaust and a new air filter, all of which mean you now have 168bhp up from 120bhp and a mighty
316lb.ft of torque, an increase of 50lb.ft, which makes life much easier whether you’re in town or running at higher speeds. It even sounds more beefy, which isn’t easy with a diesel. The final ace is the suspension. New anti-roll bars and dampers transform its behaviour on the road. The ride is more controlled and body roll is reduced, and although it’s still a simple car underneath, it’s far less wearing to drive over longer distances. Add in the smart leather seats and tasteful cabin trim and you have a car that’s far more pleasant in all conditions. Value for money Bought off the shelf a T60 in this specification starts at £69,000 including VAT, which is unquestionably a large slice of money. However this is a hand-finished vehicle that is mostly dismantled and rebuilt, and thanks to all the work that goes into it should last better than the original example. You can of course choose your spec as you go along or take your existing car in to be modified, so there’s plenty of scope for varying budgets. Who would buy one? You’re probably already too late to buy a standard Defender from a Land Rover dealer, so if you crave a new example then Twisted may be your only option. As well as being an agricultural workhorse beyond reproach, the Twisted T60 is that bit more civilised for everyday use and certainly has a great deal more kudos than the show-pony 4x4s that clog up high streets everywhere. This car summed up in a single word: Tough If this car was a…: multi-tool it could shear sheep and cut cigars. FACTS AT A GLANCE Twisted T60 Defender 110 Station Wagon, £69,118 Engine:2.2-litre diesel unit producing 168bhp and 316lb/ft of torque Transmission: Six-speed manual gearbox driving all four wheels Performance: Top speed 100mph (est), 0-62mph in 11 seconds (est)
Kia to launch GT sportscar and new 180bhp Rio hot hatch
Kia’s next-generation Rio will feature a 180bhp range-topper wearing the company’s new GT badge. The new hot hatch will be based on the same all-new platform that will underpin the rest of the Rio range. Kia says this will be lighter than the outgoing model’s, meaning greater agility – which the GT model should be well placed to exploit. Taking aim at the Ford Fiesta ST, the Rio GT will go on sale in 2018. It’s the latest in a line of GT variants to be announced – Kia has already said that the Procee’d and Optima will get the treatment too. Kia also plans to launch a stand-alone
model simply called the GT in 2017. The sportscar is based on the company’s Stinger and GT Coupe concepts; it’s yet to be unveiled in production form, but this is likely to happen towards the end of 2016. Away from the performance side of things, the new Rio will also feature a 1.0litre three-pot to complement the GT’s 1.6. Kia says the car will represent a major step forward in terms of cabin quality and multimedia systems – though with Albert Biermann, formerly of BMW M, heading up the GT project, much of the focus will inevitably be on the Korean outfit’s use of speed to shine a light on the rest of its range.
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00:15 The Story of China 01:15 NFL Highlights 02:05 Immortal Egypt with Joann Fletcher 03:05 Trust Me, I'm a Doctor 04:05 This Is BBC Two 07:15 The Housing Enforcers 08:00 Wanted Down Under Revisited 08:45 Emergency Rescue Down Under 09:15 Close Calls: On Camera 09:45 Mary Berry's Foolproof Cooking 10:15 Victoria Derbyshire 12:00 BBC News 12:30 Daily Politics 14:00 Coast 14:05 The Pallisers 15:00 Who Do You Think You Are? 16:00 A Place to Call Home 16:45 The Best Dishes Ever 17:15 Nature's Great Events 18:15 Flog It! 19:00 Eggheads 19:30 Great American Railroad Journeys 20:00 The Great Interior Design Challenge 21:00 The ÂŁ100K House: Tricks of the Trade 22:00 How To Die: Simon's Choice 23:30 Newsnight
00:40 Double Decker Driving
00:15 Family Guy 00:40 Family Guy 01:00 American Dad! 01:20 Family Guy 01:40 Professor Green: Hidden and Homeless 02:40 The Revolution Will Be Televised 03:10 Emergency Rescue Down Under 03:40 Comedy Feeds 04:00 Professor Green: Hidden and Homeless 04:55 Close 20:00 Top Gear 21:00 Don't Tell the Bride 22:00 Life and Death Row 23:20 Russell Howard's Good News 23:50 Russell Howard's Good News
00:00 Addicted to Sheep 01:00 How Earth Made Us 02:00 How the Celts Saved Britain 03:00 Sir Gawain and the Green Knight 04:00 Shipwrecks: Britain's Sunken History 05:00 Close 20:00 World News Today 20:30 Grand Tours of Scotland 21:00 Tales from the Royal Wardrobe with Lucy Worsley 22:00 A Timewatch Guide 23:00 Shipwrecks: Britain's Sunken History
23:40 Parking Wars
00:00 First Dates 01:05 Three Wives, One Husband 02:00 KOTV Boxing Weekly 02:30 Gillette World Sport 03:00 Embarrassing Bodies 03:55 Beat My Build 04:50 Phil Spencer: Secret Agent 05:45 Deal or No Deal 06:35 1001 Things You Should Know 07:00 Countdown 07:45 The King of Queens 09:00 Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00 Frasier 11:30 Undercover Boss USA 12:30 Four in a Bed 13:00 Channel 4 News Summary 13:05 Four in a Bed 15:10 Deal or No Deal 16:10 Countdown 17:00 A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun 18:00 Come Dine Champion of Champions 19:00 The Simpsons 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 Channel 4 News 21:00 Posh Pawn 22:00 24 Hours in A&E 23:00 Bodyshockers
00:00 The X-Files 01:00 The Missing Evidence 01:55 SuperCasino 04:10 10,000 BC 05:00 Wildlife SOS 05:25 HouseBusters 05:45 House Doctor 07:00 The WotWots 07:10 Chloe's Closet 07:20 Lily's Driftwood Bay 07:30 Fireman Sam 07:40 Wissper 07:50 Peppa Pig 07:55 Pip Ahoy! 08:05 Little Princess 08:20 Bob the Builder 08:35 Thomas & Friends 08:50 Noddy in Toyland 09:00 Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 09:15 Peppa Pig 09:35 Paw Patrol 09:50 Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00 Toot the Tiny Tugboat 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:10 Cowboy Builders 13:10 5 News Lunchtime 13:15 Benefits 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:15 NCIS 16:15 My Family's Secret 18:00 5 News at 5 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Home and Away 19:30 5 News Tonight 20:00 The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door 21:00 GPs: Behind Closed Doors 22:00 Violent Child, Desperate Parents 23:00 10,000 BC
00:20 Mom 00:50 Two and a Half Men 01:45 Ibiza Weekender 02:40 Planet's Funniest Animals 03:05 The Hot Desk 03:15 Teleshopping 06:45 ITV2 Nightscreen 07:00 Planet's Funniest Animals 07:20 Dinner Date 08:10 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 09:05 Emmerdale 09:35 The Cube 10:35 Catchphrase 11:20 Dinner Date 12:20 Royal Pains 13:10 Emmerdale 13:45 You've Been Framed! 14:45 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 15:40 The Jeremy Kyle Show 18:50 Take Me Out 20:00 You've Been Framed! 21:00 Two and a Half Men 22:00 Sex and the City 2
01:00 The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes 02:05 Where the Heart Is 03:00 ITV3 Nightscreen 03:30 Teleshopping 07:00 Man About the House 07:25 Heartbeat 08:25 Where the Heart Is 09:30 The Royal 10:35 Judge Judy 11:55 The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes 13:00 Murder, She Wrote 14:00 Heartbeat 15:05 The Royal 16:05 Where the Heart Is 17:15 Man About the House 17:55 In Loving Memory 18:20 On the Buses 18:55 Heartbeat 20:00 Murder, She Wrote 21:00 Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs 22:00 Martin Clunes & a Lion Called Mugie 23:00 Lewis
01:20 Nighthawks 03:15 Ax Men 04:00 Teleshopping 07:00 Football's Greatest: Thierry Henry 07:05 The Professionals 07:55 The Sweeney 08:50 Shed and Buried 09:50 Minder 10:55 Magnum, PI 11:55 The Sweeney 13:00 Pawn Stars 13:55 Shed and Buried 14:55 The Professionals 15:55 Magnum, PI 16:55 Minder 18:00 The Sweeney 19:00 The Professionals 20:00 Pawn Stars 21:00 Storage Wars: Texas 22:00 Benidorm 23:00 The Long Kiss Goodnight
School 01:10 Jackpot247 04:00 Loose Women 04:45 ITV Nightscreen 06:05 The Jeremy Kyle Show 07:00 Good Morning Britain 09:30 Lorraine 10:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30 This Morning 13:30 Loose Women 14:30 ITV Lunchtime News 14:55 ITV News London 15:00 Judge Rinder 16:00 Dickinson's Real Deal 17:00 Tipping Point 18:00 The Chase 19:00 ITV News London 19:25 Party Political Broadcast 19:30 ITV Evening News 20:00 Emmerdale 20:30 Coronation Street 21:00 Midsomer Murders 23:00 ITV News at Ten 23:30 ITV News London
11th February Channel
00:15 Film 2016 00:45 Michael Clayton 02:40 Weather for the Week 02:45 BBC News 07:00 Breakfast 10:15 The Housing Enforcers 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer 12:00 Wanted Down Under Revisited 12:45 Emergency Rescue Down Under 13:15 Bargain Hunt 14:00 BBC News at One; Weather 14:30 BBC London News; Weather 14:45 Doctors 15:15 Father Brown 16:00 Escape to the Country 16:45 Holiday of My Lifetime with Len Goodman 17:30 Antiques Road Trip 18:15 Pointless 19:00 BBC News at Six; Weather 19:30 BBC London News; Weather 20:00 The One Show 20:30 EastEnders 21:00 Dickensian 21:30 Room 101 22:00 Death in Paradise 23:00 BBC News at Ten 23:45 Question Time
00:10 Russell Howard's Good News 00:40 World's Weirdest Events 01:40 Attenborough & the Giant Dinosaur 02:40 This Is BBC Two 07:15 The Housing Enforcers 08:00 Wanted Down Under Revisited 08:45 Escape to the Continent 09:15 Great British Menu 09:45 Close Calls: On Camera 10:15 Victoria Derbyshire 12:00 BBC News 13:00 Daily Politics 14:00 Coast 14:05 The Pallisers 15:00 Who Do You Think You Are? 16:00 A Place to Call Home 16:45 The Best Dishes Ever 17:15 Nature's Great Events 18:15 Flog It! 19:00 Eggheads 19:30 Great American Railroad Journeys 20:00 Sea Cities 21:00 Cats v Dogs: Which Is Best? 22:00 The Story of China 23:00 The Clare Balding Show 23:30 Newsnight
00:40 The Kyle Files 01:10 Jackpot247 04:00 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 04:40 ITV Nightscreen 06:05 The Jeremy Kyle Show 07:00 Good Morning Britain 09:30 Lorraine 10:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30 This Morning 13:30 Loose Women 14:30 ITV Lunchtime News 14:55 ITV News London 15:00 Judge Rinder 16:00 Dickinson's Real Deal 17:00 Tipping Point 18:00 The Chase 19:00 ITV News London 19:30 ITV Evening News 20:00 Emmerdale 20:30 Tonight 21:00 Emmerdale 21:30 Birds of a Feather 22:00 Jericho 23:00 ITV News at Ten 23:30 ITV News London 23:40 Car Crash Britain: Caught on Camera
00:05 Royal Navy School 01:10 The Last Leg Goes Down Under 02:05 (500) Days of Summer 03:45 Undercover Boss Canada 04:35 Beat My Build 05:30 Hugh's 3 Good Things: Best Bites 05:45 Deal or No Deal 06:35 1001 Things You Should Know 07:00 Countdown 07:45 The King of Queens 09:00 Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00 Frasier 11:30 Undercover Boss USA 12:30 Four in a Bed 13:00 Channel 4 News Summary 13:05 Four in a Bed 15:10 Deal or No Deal 16:10 Countdown 17:00 A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun 18:00 Come Dine Champion of Champions 19:00 The Simpsons 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 Channel 4 News 21:00 Location, Location, Location 22:00 Keeping Up with the Khans 23:00 Britain's Weirdest Council Houses
00:00 Katie Price: In Therapy 00:55 Botched Up Bodies 01:50 SuperCasino 04:10 10,000 BC 05:00 Wildlife SOS 05:25 HouseBusters 05:45 House Doctor 07:00 The WotWots 07:10 Chloe's Closet 07:20 Lily's Driftwood Bay 07:30 Fireman Sam 07:40 Wissper 07:50 Peppa Pig 07:55 Pip Ahoy! 08:05 Little Princess 08:20 Bob the Builder 08:35 Thomas & Friends 08:50 Noddy in Toyland 09:00 Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 09:15 Peppa Pig 09:35 Paw Patrol 09:50 Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00 Toot the Tiny Tugboat 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:10 Cowboy Builders 13:10 5 News Lunchtime 13:15 Benefits 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:15 NCIS 16:15 Guilty at 17 18:00 5 News at 5 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Home and Away 19:30 5 News Tonight 20:00 Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild 21:00 Flood Chaos: Winter Road Rescue 22:00 Inside the World's Toughest Prisons 23:00 10,000 BC
00:20 Family Guy 00:45 Family Guy 01:05 American Dad! 01:30 Family Guy 01:50 Siblings 02:20 Professor Green: Hidden and Homeless 03:20 The Revolution Will Be Televised 03:50 Great Movie Mistakes 04:00 Bad Education 04:30 Siblings 05:00 Close 20:00 Top Gear 21:00 Traffic Cops 22:00 Live at the Apollo 22:30 Live at the Apollo 23:05 EastEnders 23:35 Pulling
00:00 Russia's Lost
00:55 The Keith Lemon Sketch Show 01:30 Two and a Half Men 02:20 Scorpion 03:05 The Hot Desk 03:15 Teleshopping 06:45 ITV2 Nightscreen 07:00 Planet's Funniest Animals 07:20 Dinner Date 08:10 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 09:05 Emmerdale 09:35 Coronation Street 10:05 You've Been Framed! 10:35 Catchphrase 11:20 Dinner Date 12:20 Royal Pains 13:10 Emmerdale 13:45 Coronation Street 14:15 You've Been Framed! 14:45 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 15:40 The Jeremy Kyle Show 18:50 Take Me Out 19:50 The Hot Desk 20:00 You've Been Framed! 21:00 Two and a Half Men 22:00 Scorpion 23:00 The Keith Lemon Sketch Show 23:30 American Pie: the Wedding
01:05 The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes 02:05 Where the Heart Is 03:00 ITV3 Nightscreen 03:30 Teleshopping 07:00 Man About the House 07:25 Heartbeat 08:25 Where the Heart Is 09:30 The Royal 10:35 Judge Judy 11:55 The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes 13:00 Murder, She Wrote 14:05 Heartbeat 15:05 The Royal 16:10 Where the Heart Is 17:15 Man About the House 17:50 In Loving Memory 18:20 On the Buses 18:55 Heartbeat 20:00 Murder, She Wrote 21:00 Doc Martin 22:00 Britain's Busiest Airport Heathrow 23:00 Lewis
01:25 The Fog 03:10 Ax Men 03:55 ITV4 Nightscreen 04:00 Teleshopping 07:00 Football's Greatest: Ronaldo 07:05 The Professionals 07:55 The Sweeney 08:50 Shed and Buried 09:50 Minder 10:55 Magnum, PI 12:00 The Sweeney 13:00 Pawn Stars 13:55 Shed and Buried 14:55 The Professionals 16:00 Magnum, PI 17:00 Minder 18:00 The Sweeney 19:00 The Professionals 20:00 Pawn Stars 21:00 The Classic Car Show 22:00 GoldenEye
Princesses 01:00 Tales from the Royal Wardrobe with Lucy Worsley 02:00 Je t'aime: The Story of French Song with Petula Clark 03:00 Timeshift 04:00 A Timewatch Guide 05:00 Close 20:00 World News Today 20:30 Top of the Pops: 1981 21:00 A Timewatch Guide 22:00 Horizon 23:00 The Brain with David Eagleman
12th February Channel 00:45 This Week 01:30 Weather for the Week 01:35 BBC News 07:00 Breakfast 10:15 The Housing Enforcers 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer 12:00 Wanted Down Under Revisited 12:45 Emergency Rescue Down Under 13:15 Bargain Hunt 14:00 BBC News at One; Weather 14:30 BBC London News; Weather 14:45 Doctors 15:15 Father Brown 16:00 Escape to the Country 16:45 Holiday of My Lifetime with Len Goodman 17:30 Antiques Road Trip 18:15 Pointless 19:00 BBC News at Six; Weather 19:30 BBC London News; Weather 20:00 The One Show 20:30 A Question of Sport 21:00 EastEnders 21:30 Dickensian 22:00 Shetland 23:00 BBC News at Ten 23:25 BBC London News; Weather 23:35 The Graham Norton Show
00:15 James May's Cars of the People 01:15 Panorama 01:45 The Story of China 02:45 Victorian Bakers 03:45 This Is BBC Two 07:15 The Housing Enforcers 08:00 Wanted Down Under Revisited 08:45 Emergency Rescue Down Under 09:15 MasterChef: The Professionals 10:15 Victoria Derbyshire 12:00 BBC News 13:00 Daily Politics 14:00 Coast 14:05 The Pallisers 15:00 Who Do You Think You Are? 16:00 A Place to Call Home 16:45 The Best Dishes Ever 17:15 Nature's Great Events 18:15 Flog It! 19:00 Eggheads 19:30 Great American Railroad Journeys 20:00 Sea Cities 21:00 Mastermind 21:30 What to Buy and Why 22:00 Earth's Greatest Spectacles 23:00 QI 23:30 Newsnight
00:05 Family Guy 00:30 Family Guy 00:50 American Dad! 01:10 Family Guy 01:35 Pulling 02:00 Bad Education 02:30 Bad Education 03:00 Bad Education 03:30 Bad Education 04:00 Bad Education 04:30 Bad Education 05:00 Close 20:00 Top Gear 21:00 Don't Tell the Bride 22:00 Russell Howard's Good News 22:30 Russell Howard's Good News 23:00 EastEnders 23:30 Russell Howard's Good News Extra
00:00 Top of the Pops: 1981 00:40 The London Markets 01:40 Horizon 02:40 Fifties British War Films: Days of Glory 03:40 The Brain with David Eagleman 04:35 Close 20:00 World News Today 20:30 Top of the Pops 21:00 The Good Old Days 21:45 Sounds of the Sixties 21:55 Sounds of the Seventies 22:00 Totally British: 70s Rock 'n' Roll 23:00 AC/DC and the Story of Aussie Rock
23:45 Birds of a Feather
00:05 24 Hours in A&E 01:10 My Baggy Body 02:05 Embarrassing Bodies 03:00 Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA 03:50 Dispatches 04:20 Back from the Dead 05:15 Phil Spencer: Secret Agent 06:10 Deal or No Deal 07:00 Countdown 07:45 The King of Queens 09:00 Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00 Frasier 11:30 Undercover Boss USA 12:30 Four in a Bed 13:00 Channel 4 News Summary 13:05 Four in a Bed 15:10 Deal or No Deal 16:10 Countdown 17:00 A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun 18:00 Come Dine Champion of Champions 19:00 The Simpsons 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 Channel 4 News 21:00 Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast 22:00 First Dates 23:00 The Last Leg
00:00 The Great British Benefits Handout 01:00 SuperCasino 04:10 That's So 05:00 Wildlife SOS 05:25 HouseBusters 05:45 House Doctor 07:00 The WotWots 07:10 Chloe's Closet 07:20 Lily's Driftwood Bay 07:30 Fireman Sam 07:40 Wissper 07:50 Peppa Pig 07:55 Pip Ahoy! 08:05 Little Princess 08:20 Bob the Builder 08:35 Thomas & Friends 08:50 Noddy in Toyland 09:00 Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 09:15 Peppa Pig 09:35 Paw Patrol 09:50 Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00 Toot the Tiny Tugboat 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:10 Cowboy Builders 13:10 5 News Lunchtime 13:15 Benefits 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:15 NCIS 16:15 Justice for Natalee Holloway 18:00 5 News at 5 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Home and Away 19:30 5 News Tonight 20:00 Funniest Fails, Falls & Flops 20:30 5 News Update 20:30 That's So 21:30 Bankrupt & Broke: When Celebs Go Bust 23:00 Lip Sync Battle UK 23:30 The Best of Bad TV
01:25 Two and a Half Men 02:20 The Keith Lemon Sketch Show 02:45 Planet's Funniest Animals 03:10 Teleshopping 06:40 ITV2 Nightscreen 07:00 Planet's Funniest Animals 07:20 Dinner Date 08:10 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 09:05 Emmerdale 10:05 You've Been Framed! 10:35 Catchphrase 11:20 Dinner Date 12:20 Royal Pains 13:10 Emmerdale 14:15 You've Been Framed! 14:45 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 15:40 The Jeremy Kyle Show 18:50 Take Me Out 20:00 You've Been Framed! 21:00 Two and a Half Men 22:00 The Bourne Identity
01:05 The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes 02:10 Where the Heart Is 03:05 ITV3 Nightscreen 03:30 Teleshopping 07:00 Man About the House 07:25 Heartbeat 08:30 Where the Heart Is 09:35 The Royal 10:35 Judge Judy 11:55 The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes 13:00 Murder, She Wrote 14:00 Heartbeat 15:00 The Royal 16:05 Where the Heart Is 17:10 Man About the House 17:40 In Loving Memory 18:15 On the Buses 18:50 Heartbeat 19:55 Murder, She Wrote 20:55 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 22:00 Long Lost Family 23:00 Lewis
00:40 Apocalypse Now 03:35 Nitro Circus 04:00 Teleshopping 07:00 Motorway Patrol 07:25 The Sweeney 08:20 Shed and Buried 09:20 Minder 10:20 Magnum, PI 11:20 The Sweeney 12:25 Pawn Stars 12:55 Pawn Stars 13:20 Shed and Buried 14:20 The Professionals 15:20 Magnum, PI 16:20 Minder 17:25 The Sweeney 18:25 The Professionals 19:30 Live Snooker Shootout
00:40 Murder, She Wrote 01:35 Jackpot247 04:00 Tonight 04:25 ITV Nightscreen 06:05 The Jeremy Kyle Show 07:00 Good Morning Britain 09:30 Lorraine 10:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30 This Morning 13:30 Loose Women 14:30 ITV Lunchtime News 14:55 ITV News London 15:00 Judge Rinder 16:00 Dickinson's Real Deal 17:00 Tipping Point 18:00 The Chase 19:00 ITV News London 19:30 ITV Evening News 20:00 Emmerdale 20:30 Coronation Street 21:00 The Martin Lewis Money Show 21:30 Coronation Street 22:00 Mr Selfridge 23:00 ITV News at Ten 23:30 ITV News London
13th February Channel 00:25 Would I Lie to You?
00:15 Evil under the Sun 02:20 Jackpot247 04:00 Murder, She Wrote 04:50 ITV Nightscreen 07:00 Bottom Knocker Street 07:25 Dino Dan 07:50 Signed Stories 07:55 Sooty 08:05 Super 4 08:15 Looped 08:30 Scrambled! 08:35 Mr Bean: The Animated Series 08:50 Horrid Henry 09:10 Nerds & Monsters 09:30 Jessie 10:05 The Tom & Jerry Show 10:25 Columbo: It's All in the Game 12:15 The Jeremy Kyle Show 13:20 ITV News and Weather 13:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show 14:30 Judge Rinder 15:30 Tipping Point 16:30 Doc Martin 17:30 The Martin Lewis Money Show 18:00 The Chase 19:00 ITV News London 19:15 ITV News and Weather 19:30 You've Been Framed! 20:00 Ninja Warrior UK 21:00 Take Me Out 22:20 The Jonathan Ross Show 23:20 ITV News and Weather 23:35 Twins
00:05 Virtually Famous
23:30 Match of the Day
00:00 Artsnight 00:30 Weather 00:35 Rudolf Nureyev - Dance to Freedom 02:05 X the Unknown 03:20 Question Time 04:20 The Real Marigold Hotel 05:20 This Is BBC Two 07:20 Battle Cry 09:45 The Desperados 11:10 Homes Under the Hammer 12:10 Natural World 13:00 James Martin: Home Comforts 13:45 Rick Stein's India 14:45 The Best Dishes Ever 15:15 Holiday of My Lifetime with Len Goodman 16:00 Escape to the Country 16:45 Flog It! 17:30 Final Score 18:30 Earth's Greatest Spectacles 19:30 Back in Time for the Weekend 20:30 Henry VII: Winter King 21:30 Dad's Army 22:00 The Real Marigold Hotel 23:00 Live at the Apollo 23:45 Insert Name Here
22:00 Escape Plan
01:00 SuperCasino 04:10 Police Interceptors 05:45 House Doctor 07:00 Peppa Pig 07:05 Bananas in Pyjamas 07:20 Bob the Builder 07:30 Tickety Toc 07:40 Zack and Quack 07:50 Roobarb and Custard 08:00 Make Way for Noddy 08:10 Paw Patrol 08:25 Little Princess 08:40 Pip Ahoy! 08:50 Blaze and the Monster Machines 09:15 Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 09:30 Wanda and the Alien 09:45 Toby's Travelling Circus 09:55 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 10:30 The Saturday Show 12:30 Funniest Fails, Falls & Flops 13:00 Police Interceptors 14:00 Now That's Funny! 15:00 The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door 19:55 5 News Weekend 20:00 World War II in Colour 21:00 Nazi Quest for the Holy Grail 22:00 Football League Tonight 23:30 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
00:15 American Dad! 00:40 American Dad! 01:00 Family Guy 01:25 Family Guy 01:45 Siblings 02:15 Russell Howard's Good News Extra 03:00 Russell Howard's Good News 03:30 Russell Howard's Good News 04:00 The Revolution Will Be Televised 04:30 Bad Education 05:00 Close 20:00 Pop's Greatest Dance Crazes 20:20 Don't Tell the Bride 21:20 Top Gear 22:20 Meet the Fockers
00:00 Rock 'n' Roll America 01:00 Top of the Pops 01:40 Britain's Most Dangerous Songs: Listen to the Banned 02:40 AC/DC and the Story of Aussie Rock 03:40 Totally British: 70s Rock 'n' Roll 04:40 Sounds of the Sixties 04:50 Close 20:00 How Earth Made Us 21:00 Nelson's Caribbean Hell- Hole: An Eighteenth Century Navy Graveyard Uncovered 22:00 Trapped 22:50 Trapped 23:40 Motown at the BBC
00:20 Take Me Out 01:35 Two and a Half Men 02:30 The Almost Impossible Gameshow 03:20 Teleshopping 06:50 ITV2 Nightscreen 07:00 Emmerdale 09:35 Coronation Street 12:00 Ninja Warrior UK 13:00 Scorpion 14:05 You've Been Framed! 15:35 Beethoven 17:25 Catchphrase 18:10 Despicable Me 20:05 The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor 22:20 Take Me Out - The Gossip 23:20 Secret Dates
01:10 Hamlet 03:30 The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes 04:25 Lewis 06:05 Judge Judy 06:25 ITV3 Nightscreen 07:00 Man about the House 08:30 Where the Heart Is 10:45 George and Mildred 12:40 A Touch of Frost 14:50 The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes 15:55 The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes 17:00 Columbo: Last Salute to the Commodore 19:05 Midsomer Murders 23:00 Lewis
00:15 Escape from New York 02:15 Ax Men 03:10 Motorway Patrol 03:35 ITV4 Nightscreen 04:00 Teleshopping 07:00 Football's Greatest: Bobby Charlton 07:15 Ax Men 09:00 Bundesliga Football Highlights 10:00 World Rugby 7s Series Highlights 10:35 FIA Formula E Championship 11:05 Storage Wars 11:35 Pawn Stars 13:30 Live Snooker Shootout 18:20 Storage Wars 19:15 Football's Greatest: Zinedine Zidane 19:30 Live Snooker Shootout
00:55 The Apprentice USA 02:20 Weather for the Week 02:25 BBC News 07:00 Breakfast 11:00 Saturday Kitchen Live 12:30 Mary Berry's Foolproof Cooking 13:00 BBC News; Weather 13:10 Football Focus 13:50 Saturday Sportsday 14:00 Bargain Hunt 15:00 Live Six Nations Rugby Union 17:30 Live Six Nations Rugby Union 19:55 BBC News 20:05 BBC London News; Weather 20:15 The Voice UK 21:30 The National Lottery: Win Your Wish List 22:20 Casualty 23:10 BBC News; Weather
00:55 Rude Tube 01:50 Boomerang 03:50 Undercover Boss USA 04:40 Beat My Build 05:35 Deal or No Deal 06:25 1001 Things You Should Know 06:50 How I Met Your Mother 07:15 The King of Queens 07:35 Frostgun Invitational 08:30 Tenerife Blue Trail 09:00 Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00 The Morning Line 11:00 Frasier 12:00 The Big Bang Theory 13:30 Marvel's Agents of SHIELD 14:30 Channel 4 Racing 17:00 Come Dine with Me 19:30 Channel 4 News 20:00 Great Canal Journeys 21:00 Penelope Keith's Hidden Villages
14th February Channel 00:55 Meet the Parents 02:40 Weather for the Week Ahead 02:45 BBC News 07:00 Breakfast 08:35 Match of the Day 10:00 The Andrew Marr Show 11:00 The Big Questions 12:00 Sunday Politics London 13:15 Bargain Hunt 14:00 BBC News 14:10 Weather for the Week Ahead 14:15 Homes Under the Hammer 15:15 The Truth About 16:15 Escape to the Country 17:15 Songs of Praise 17:50 Pointless Celebrities 18:35 Nature's Miracle Orphans 19:35 BBC News 19:50 BBC London News; Weather 20:00 Countryfile 21:00 Call the Midwife 22:00 British Academy Film Awards
00:15 There Will Be Blood 02:45 Primeval 04:10 This Is BBC Two 07:00 The A to Z of TV Gardening 07:45 The A to Z of TV Gardening 08:30 The Secret History of the British Garden 09:30 Countryfile 10:30 Saturday Kitchen Best Bites 12:00 James Martin: Home Comforts 12:45 The Best Dishes Ever 13:15 MOTD2 Extra 14:00 Coast 14:30 84 Charing Cross Road 16:00 The Importance of Being Earnest 17:30 Cats v Dogs: Which Is Best? 18:30 Flog It! 19:15 Ski Sunday 20:00 Six Nations Highlights 21:00 Greece with Simon Reeve 22:00 Chinese New Year: The Biggest Celebration on Earth 23:00 Match of the Day 2
01:30 Jackpot247 04:00 Murder, She Wrote 04:50 ITV Nightscreen 07:00 Bottom Knocker Street 07:25 Dino Dan: Trek's Adventures 07:50 Signed Stories 07:55 Sooty 08:05 Super 4 08:15 Looped 08:30 Scrambled! 08:35 Mr Bean: The Animated Series 08:50 Horrid Henry 09:10 Nerds & Monsters 09:30 Bear Grylls Survival School 10:05 The Tom & Jerry Show 10:25 Columbo: Murder with Too Many Notes 12:15 The Jeremy Kyle Show 13:20 ITV News and Weather 13:30 Off Their Rockers 14:00 Live Six Nations Rugby Union 17:30 Big Box Little Box 18:00 Ninja Warrior UK 19:00 ITV News London 19:15 ITV News and Weather 19:35 Planet's Got Talent 20:05 Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands 21:00 Vera 23:00 ITV News and Weather 23:15 Rookies
00:10 Family Guy 00:35 Family Guy 00:55 Family Guy 01:15 Family Guy 01:35 Family Guy 02:00 Him & Her 02:30 Him & Her 03:00 Him & Her 03:30 Him & Her 04:00 Him & Her 04:30 The Revolution Will Be Televised 05:00 Close 20:00 Great Movie Mistakes 20:10 The Voice UK 21:30 EE British Academy Film Awards: Red Carpet 22:00 Little Fockers 23:30 Russell Howard's Good News
00:40 Northern Soul: Living
00:20 Ibiza Weekender 01:20 The Keith Lemon Sketch Show 01:50 Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands 02:50 Reality Bites 03:30 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 03:55 Teleshopping 06:55 ITV2 Nightscreen 07:00 The Hot Desk 07:10 Planet's Funniest Animals 07:35 Emmerdale 10:20 Coronation Street 12:55 Take Me Out 14:05 Take Me Out - The Gossip 15:10 The Perfect Man 17:15 Legally Blonde 19:10 Catchphrase 20:15 Along Came Polly 22:00 Ibiza Weekender 23:00 Love Fix
01:00 Blue Murder 02:35 Man About the House 03:05 ITV3 Nightscreen 03:30 Teleshopping 07:00 Movies Now 07:10 Rising Damp 08:00 On the Buses 09:05 The Three Musketeers 11:20 Heartbeat 13:25 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 16:55 Lewis 19:00 Midsomer Murders 21:00 Barging Round Britain with John Sergeant 21:30 Barging Round Britain with John Sergeant 22:00 Caroline Quentin: A Passage Through India 23:00 Mrs Biggs
for the Weekend 01:40 Sings Motown 02:40 Top of the Pops: 1981 03:20 Top of the Pops: 1981 04:00 Britain's Most Dangerous Songs: Listen to the Banned 05:00 Close 20:00 Horizon 21:00 The Sky at Night 21:30 Canals - The Making of a Nation 22:00 Storyville 23:15 Thérèse Desqueyroux
02:20 Hollyoaks 04:35 Phil Spencer: Secret Agent 05:30 Deal or No Deal 06:20 1001 Things You Should Know 06:50 How I Met Your Mother 07:40 The King of Queens 08:30 Everybody Loves Raymond 09:25 Frasier 10:30 Sunday Brunch 13:30 George Clarke's Amazing Spaces 14:30 Location, Location, Location 15:35 The Harry Hill Movie 17:20 The Simpsons 17:50 The Simpsons 18:20 Channel 4 News 18:40 Mr Popper's Penguins 20:30 The Jump 22:00 Deutschland 83 23:45 Predator 2
CHANNEL 00:25 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 01:15 SuperCasino 04:10 The Great British Benefits Handout 05:00 Bargain-Loving Brits in the Sun 05:50 Divine Designs 06:20 HouseBusters 06:45 Angels of Jarm 07:00 Peppa Pig 07:05 Bananas in Pyjamas 07:20 Angelina Ballerina 07:30 Bob the Builder 07:45 Tickety Toc 07:55 Zack and Quack 08:05 Make Way for Noddy 08:15 Paw Patrol 08:35 Little Princess 08:50 Pip Ahoy! 09:00 Blaze and the Monster Machines 09:25 Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 09:45 Wanda and the Alien 10:00 Toby's Travelling Circus 10:15 Jelly Jamm 10:25 LazyTown 10:50 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 11:25 Football League Tonight 12:45 Police Interceptors 13:45 Mr Holland's Opus 16:20 HouseSitter 18:20 What a Girl Wants 20:25 5 News Weekend 20:30 Jumper 22:00 Homefront
00:20 The Long Kiss Goodnight 02:45 River Monsters 03:40 ITV4 Nightscreen 04:00 Teleshopping 07:00 Ax Men 08:35 Minder 09:35 The Sweeney 11:35 Storage Wars: Texas 12:30 Pawn Stars 14:30 Live Snooker Shootout 17:15 Storage Wars: Texas 18:10 The Classic Car Show 19:15 Goals of the 90s 19:30 Live Snooker Shootout 22:20 Sudden Impact
15th February Channel
00:00 BBC News 00:30 While You Were Sleeping 02:05 Weather for the Week 02:10 BBC News 07:00 Breakfast 10:15 The Housing Enforcers 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer 12:00 Wanted Down Under Revisited 12:45 Claimed and Shamed 13:15 Bargain Hunt 14:00 BBC News at One; Weather 14:30 BBC London News; Weather 14:45 Doctors 15:15 Father Brown 16:00 Escape to the Country 16:45 Holiday of My Lifetime with Len Goodman 17:30 Flog It! 18:15 Pointless 19:00 BBC News at Six; Weather 19:30 BBC London News; Weather 20:00 The One Show 20:30 Inside Out London 21:00 EastEnders 21:30 Panorama 22:00 The Not So Secret Life of the Manic Depressive: 10 Years On 23:00 BBC News at Ten 23:30 BBC London News; Weather 23:45 Tracey Ullman's Show
00:10 Tron Legacy 02:05 Steal 03:25 Countryfile 04:20 Holby City 05:20 This Is BBC Two 07:15 The Housing Enforcers 08:00 Wanted Down Under Revisited 08:45 Emergency Rescue Down Under 09:15 Close Calls: On Camera 09:45 Now You See It 10:15 Victoria Derbyshire 12:00 Coast 12:05 The Taming of the Shrew 14:05 The Pallisers 15:00 Who Do You Think You Are? 16:00 A Place to Call Home 16:45 The Best Dishes Ever 17:15 Frozen Planet 18:15 Antiques Road Trip 19:00 Eggheads 19:30 Great American Railroad Journeys 20:00 The Great Interior Design Challenge 21:00 Chinese New Year: The Biggest Celebration on Earth 22:00 American Crime Story 23:00 Mock the Week 23:30 Newsnight
00:15 Premiership Rugby Union 01:15 Jackpot247 04:00 ITV Nightscreen 06:05 The Jeremy Kyle Show 07:00 Good Morning Britain 09:30 Lorraine 10:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30 This Morning 13:30 Loose Women 14:30 ITV Lunchtime News 14:55 ITV News London 15:00 Judge Rinder 16:00 Masterpiece with Alan Titchmarsh 17:00 Tipping Point 18:00 The Chase 19:00 ITV News London 19:30 ITV Evening News 20:00 Emmerdale 20:30 Coronation Street 21:00 Griff's Great Britain 21:30 Coronation Street 22:00 Benidorm 23:00 ITV News at Ten 23:30 ITV News London 23:45 The Jonathan Ross Show
01:45 Embarrassing Bodies 02:40 Come Dine with Me 05:05 Undercover Boss USA 05:55 Kirstie's Handmade Treasures 06:05 Beat My Build 07:00 Countdown 07:45 The King of Queens 09:00 Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00 Frasier 11:00 Car SOS 12:00 Undercover Boss USA 13:00 Channel 4 News Summary 13:05 The Supervet 15:10 Deal or No Deal 16:10 Countdown 17:00 A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun 18:00 Come Dine Champion of Champions 19:00 The Simpsons 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 Channel 4 News 21:00 Dispatches 21:30 Supershoppers 22:00 Royal Navy School 23:00 Crashing 23:35 Tattoo Fixers
00:05 Revolver 02:15 SuperCasino 04:10 Prison Brides 05:00 Wildlife SOS 05:50 Great Artists 06:20 Great Scientists 06:45 Angels of Jarm 07:00 The WotWots 07:10 Chloe's Closet 07:20 Lily's Driftwood Bay 07:30 Fireman Sam 07:40 Wissper 07:50 Peppa Pig 07:55 Pip Ahoy! 08:05 Little Princess 08:20 Bob the Builder 08:35 Thomas & Friends 08:50 Noddy in Toyland 09:00 Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 09:15 Peppa Pig 09:35 Paw Patrol 09:50 Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00 Toot the Tiny Tugboat 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:10 Cowboy Builders 13:10 5 News Lunchtime 13:15 Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:15 NCIS 16:15 A Woman Betrayed 18:00 5 News at 5 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Home and Away 19:30 5 News Tonight 20:00 FIA World Rally Championship Highlights 21:00 Ice Road Truckers 22:00 The X-Files 23:00 Gotham
00:05 Family Guy 00:25 Family Guy 00:50 American Dad! 01:10 Family Guy 01:30 Russell Howard's Good News 02:00 Professor Green: Hidden and Homeless 03:00 Siblings 03:30 Siblings 04:00 Murder Games: The Life and Death of Breck Bednar 05:00 Close 20:00 Top Gear 21:00 Don't Tell the Bride 22:00 Gavin & Stacey 22:30 Little Britain 23:00 EastEnders 23:30 Bad Education
01:00 Natural World 02:00 Canals - The Making of a Nation 02:30 Rock 'n' Roll America 03:30 Sounds of the Eighties 04:00 Singer-Songwriters at the BBC 05:00 Close 20:00 World News Today 20:30 Grand Tours of Scotland 21:00 Natural World 22:00 The Renaissance Unchained 23:00 Botticelli's Venus: The Making of an Icon 23:30 The Search for Alfred the Great
00:00 Forgetting Sarah Marshall 02:15 Release the Hounds 03:05 Planet's Funniest Animals 03:30 Teleshopping 07:00 Planet's Funniest Animals 07:20 Dinner Date 08:10 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 09:05 Emmerdale 09:35 Coronation Street 10:35 Catchphrase 11:20 Dinner Date 12:20 Royal Pains 13:10 Emmerdale 13:45 Coronation Street 14:45 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 15:40 The Jeremy Kyle Show 18:50 Take Me Out 20:00 You've Been Framed! 21:00 Two and a Half Men 22:00 The Bourne Supremacy
00:00 The Constant Gardener 02:30 Ghostboat 03:45 A Touch of Frost 05:30 On the Buses 06:20 Judge Judy 06:45 ITV3 Nightscreen 07:00 Man About the House 07:25 Heartbeat 08:30 Where the Heart Is 09:35 The Royal 10:35 Judge Judy 11:55 The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes 13:00 Murder, She Wrote 14:00 Heartbeat 15:05 The Royal 16:05 Where the Heart Is 17:15 Man About the House 17:50 In Loving Memory 18:20 On the Buses 18:55 Heartbeat 20:00 Murder, She Wrote 21:00 Rosemary & Thyme 22:00 The Bletchley Circle 23:00 Lewis
00:45 Mercury Rising 03:00 Ax Men 03:45 ITV4 Nightscreen 04:00 Teleshopping 07:00 Minder 07:50 The Professionals 08:50 Shed and Buried 09:50 Magnum, PI 10:50 The Sweeney 11:50 The Chase 12:55 Storage Wars 13:50 The Professionals 14:55 Magnum, PI 15:55 Minder 16:55 The Sweeney 18:00 The Professionals 19:00 Storage Wars: Texas 20:00 Premiership Rugby Union 21:00 Storage Wars 22:00 The Chase 23:00 Ax Men
Fiestas, Festivals & Concerts Tue 9 Feb Moors & Christians Bocairent Valencia Carnival Alicante Carnival de Águilas - Aguilas (Murcia) Fiesta San Martín de Traspinedo Valladolid Madrid Wed 10 Feb Carnival, Jijona Carnival Alicante Carnaval de Águilas - Aguilas (Murcia) Fiesta San Martín de Traspinedo Valladolid Madrid
Fri 12 Feb Fiesta San Martín de Traspinedo Valladolid Madrid Sat 13 Feb Fiesta San Martín de Traspinedo Valladolid Madrid Alicante Free Concerts Sant Joan Alicante Sun 14 Feb Historical Recreation Fiesta - Quesa, Valencia Carnival Alicante Fiesta San Martín de Traspinedo Valladolid Madrid
Thu 11 Feb Mon 15 Feb Fiesta San Martín de Traspinedo Valladolid Madrid 8:00pm The Magic Of Santana Teatro Principal Alicante
Tue 9 Feb Admit One English Film Club - IMF Cinemas Torrevieja 9:30am La Siesta Bowls Club - Torrevieja 10:00am Cycling Club (Club Ciclista) - Main square in San Miguel de Salinas 10:00am Table Tennis Club Casa Ventura San Luis 10:00am Open Air Keep Fit - Playa Flamenca - Orihuela Costa 10:00am PALS La Siesta Meat Raffle & Bingo 10:30am Bar Columbus Toretta II CAMBRIDGE SLIMMING CLUB & ZUMBA 10:30am Age Concern C B South La Siesta - Calle Paganini next to local police office 10:45am Gardeners Corner Torrevieja - at karaoke bar 'Supersof' Torrevieja 11:30am Javea Royal British Legion L'Ancora Tenis Club - Tel 965 790 123 1:00pm The Good Life Club - Los Arcos Restaurant Avenida Baleares Torrevieja 1:00pm Calpe Rotary Fellowship - Asia Restaurant La Fustera 1:00pm Phoenix Concert Band in Torrevieja - Centro Social, San Miguel de Salinas 1:00pm Bridge Club Rest Antonios Quesada 1:00pm Torrevieja Association of Amateur Balladeers Singers El Paraiso Restaurant 2:30pm Labour International Costa Blanca - Ancora Tennis on the Arenal in Javea 4:00pm Belly Dancing - The Emerald Isle, Urb. La Florida 4:00pm Latin Line Dancing - Casa Venture San Luis 5:45pm Calpe Bowls Club - Edf Paraiso Mar Levante Beach 7:00pm Badminton Club Teulada - Calle Benopia 2, Moraira 7:30pm Modern Jive Club - La Acena Gym, Puerto de Mazarron 8:00pm Lions Club Javea, Denia and Pedreguer - Hotel El Rodat in Javea. 8:00pm Royal Air Forces Association in Torrevieja Social Various Tel : 966 798 071 8:00pm Friends and Buddies - Cats Bar, Sector A Camposol 8:00pm PALS La Siesta GAMES NIGHT 8:30pm The English Folk Music Club Matrix Madhouse La Fuente Wed 10 Feb Costa Blanca Mountain Walkers Admit One English Film Club IMF Cinemas Torrevieja 9:30am La Siesta Bowls Club - Torrevieja 10:00am Velvetones Harmony Choir El Paraiso Jardin Del Mar Torrevieja 10:00am Badminton Pilar de La Horadad - Duques de Palma Sports Centre 10:30am Successful Slimming Bar Carlos La Romana 10:30am Association of Retired Police officers 10:30am Age Concern C B South La Siesta - Calle Paganini next to local police office 10:45am Belly Dancing Keep Fit Session Quesada Wellbeing Centre, under The Club 11:00am Sailing Association Mar Menor - Centro Deportivo (CTD), Los Narejos 12:00pm Al-Anon Family Groups Rojales & Torrevieja Ring 692 799 318 12:00pm Jalon & Orba Lions - Jalon/Orba 12:30pm Royal British Legion in Torrevieja 1:00pm Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre Open Day Ptda. Lo
Winter Fiestas Jijona Garriga 2:00pm Campoverde Theatre Group - Community Centre Blue Lagoon 2:00pm Tai Chi Cultural Centre Quesada 2:30pm Spiritual Friends Los Leones Restaurant Moraira 2:30pm Strictly Social Club Meetings Asturias Restaurant Punta Prima 3:00pm Moraira Ladies Craft Club - Various Tel: 965 744 008 3:00pm Castilla Amigos Meetings Castilla Bar Lemon Tree Road Torrevieja 3:00pm MOFTAG - Crosskeys pub in Calpe 4:00pm Belly Dancing - Keep Fit - Las Claras, Urb. Oasis, Los Alcazares 5:30pm Children's Theatre Workshops Nou Espai Social Centre La Nucia 6:00pm Netball Club in Torrevieja - At Playa Flamenca 6:00pm Torrevieja Christian Fellowship Av de Las Cortes Valencianas Torrevieja 7:00pm Line Dancing Camposol Cultural Centre 7:00pm Speed Dating a Luna Bar & Restaurant Guardamar 7:30pm Ballroom & Latin Classes Bienvenido Chinese Res. Molino Blanco La Zenia 7:30pm Computer Club - Da Vincis Bistro San Luis 7:30pm GASP Salas Municipales Life Resort Gran Alacant 8:00pm Ballroom & Latin Dancing La Bamba's Asturias Restaurant La Zenia Thu 11 Feb Carp-R-Us Angling Club Phone for meet point 966 717 923 Admit One English Film Club IMF Cinemas Torrevieja 9:30am La Siesta Bowls Club - Torrevieja 10:00am Cycling Club (Club Ciclista) - Main square in San Miguel de Salinas 10:00am Table Tennis Club Casa Ventura San Luis 10:00am Open Air Keep Fit - Playa Flamenca - Orihuela Costa 10:00am Mazarron Bay Bridge Club - Playa Grande Hotel, Puerto de Mazarron 10:00am Rojales Pantomime Group Cultural Centre Quesada 10:00am Badminton Pilar de La Horadad - Duques de Palma Sports Centre 10:00am Tennis Club Los Amigos Oliva 10:30am Pat a Cake Club Bar Med Mazarron 10:30am Ladies' Barbershop Harmony Chorus - Las Claras Comm Centre, Los Narejos 10:30am Age Concern C B South La Siesta - Calle Paganini next to local police office 11:00am Orihuela Costa Male Voice Choir La Zenia Church 11:00am Rascals Sacko's Bar El Limonar San Luis 11:00am The Irish Rover Torrevieja CAMBRIDGE SLIMMING CLUB - Calle Dr Waksman 11:00am Labour International - Casa del Pueblo, Calle La Paz, Torrevieja (PSOE Offices) 11:30am Ballroom & Latin Classes Bienvenido Chinese Res. Molino Blanco La Zenia 1:00pm Bridge Club Rest Antonios Quesada 1:00pm Torrevieja Association of Amateur Balladeers Singers El Paraiso Restaurant 2:00pm PALS La Siesta CRAFT CLUB 3:30pm Campoamor Tennis Club - Campoamor Golf & Tennis Club 4:00pm Latin Line Dancing - Emerald Isle, La Florida 6:00pm The Sunshine Club Tel 966 791 514 for venue Villamartin 6:00pm Gandia Area Social Club (GASC) - Viva Espana, Oliva 7:00pm PALS La Siesta BINGO 8:00pm Costa Barber Singers - Recibar La Torre, Benissa. Fri 12 Feb Alcalali Angling Club Admit One English Film Club IMF Cinemas Torrevieja
Carnival Torrevieja Carnival Aguilas Carnival Cehegin Murcia Province Carnival Cartgena Historical Recreation Fiesta - Quesa, Valencia Fiesta de La Llum Manresa Barcelona Fiesta San Martín de Traspinedo Valladolid Madrid 9:30am La Siesta Bowls Club - Torrevieja 9:45am Cresendo International Choir El Paraiso, Torrevieja 10:00am PALS La Siesta UNISEX SLIMMING AND RECREATION 10:30am Bar Columbus Toretta II CAMBRIDGE SLIMMING CLUB & ZUMBA 10:30am Line Dancing & Country Music Marina Bar Toretta 3 10:30am Age Concern C B South La Siesta - Calle Paganini next to local police office 11:00am Ballroom & Latin Dancing La Bamba's Asturias Restaurant La Zenia 2:00pm Tai Chi Cultural Centre Quesada 2:30pm Strictly Social Club Meetings Asturias Restaurant Punta Prima 3:00pm Cantabile Ladies Choir La Siesta Church 5:45pm Calpe Bowls Club - Edf Paraiso Mar Levante Beach 7:00pm Coropilar - Choral group - Municipal offices at Campoverde 7:00pm Badminton Club Teulada - Calle Benopia 2, Moraira 9:00pm Jazz Club - El Puente, Santiago de la Ribera Sat 13 Feb Costa Blanca Mountain Walkers Admit One English Film Club IMF Cinemas Torrevieja 9:30am La Siesta Bowls Club - Torrevieja 10:00am Oliva Drama and Cultural Association Viva Espana N332 9:00pm PALS La Siesta LIVE ENTERTAINMENT NIGHT Sun 14 Feb Admit One English Film Club IMF Cinemas Torrevieja 8:30am Costa Blanca Runners South - Caprabo Supermarket 9:30am La Siesta Bowls Club - Torrevieja 10:00am Campoamor Tennis Club - Campoamor Golf & Tennis Club 10:00am Tennis Club Los Amigos Oliva 10:30am Christ In You - Torrevieja - Europa Building, Pinar de Campoverde. 10:30am Torrevieja Christian Fellowship Av de Las Cortes Valencianas Torrevieja 11:00am Netball Club in Torrevieja - Playa Flamenca 1:00pm Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre Open Day Ptda. Lo Garriga 5:45pm Calpe Bowls Club - Edf Paraiso Mar Levante Beach 6:30pm International Christian Assembly - Calle San Miguel de Salinas 2, Torrevieja Mon 15 Feb Admit One English Film Club IMF Cinemas Torrevieja 9:30am La Siesta Bowls Club - Torrevieja 10:00am Scottish Bagpipers - Hoggies Bar La Siesta 10:00am Rojales Pantomime Group Cultural Centre Quesada 10:00am Torrevieja Craft Club - Diane's bar at 55 Dr Gregorio Maranon, Torrevieja 10:00am Badminton Pilar de La Horadad - Duques de Palma Sports Centre 10:00am Tennis Club Los Amigos Oliva 10:30am Age Concern C B South La Siesta - Calle Paganini next to local police office 11:00am Rascals Sacko's Bar El Limonar San Luis 11:00am Washinton Bar La Siesta CAMBRIDGE SLIMMING CLUB 11:00am Jelly Beanz Parent Toddler Group Condado de Alhama, La Isla 12:00pm Al-Anon Family Groups Rojales & Torrevieja Ring 692 799 318 2:00pm Campoverde Theatre Group - Community Centre Blue Lagoon 2:00pm Tai Chi Cultural Centre Quesada 7:30pm Ballroom & Latin Dancing La Bamba's Asturias Restaurant La Zenia
What’s on in The Costa Blanca Bars
Here is a guide to what’s going on in your local area and these below are on every day – check the website for the latest information and to win a meal for two at one of our participating venues. Pimientos Restaurant San Miguel A LA CARTE from 7PM Bar Carmens El Chaparral, MENU DEL DIA from 9am Star Of India San Luis SPECIAL EVE MENU €9.95 from 5.30pm Mono's Bar Quesada Serving Food 10 - 3pm Reflections, San Luis 5 EURO MEAL DEAL from 12pm Glenn's Bar San Luis VALUE MEALS 2 for €8 Bar Carmens El Chaparral MENU DEL NOCHE 5.30pm Mono's Bar Quesada EARLY BIRD DEAL 1 for €6,2 for €10 Marabu Lounge Dona Pepe MENU DEL NOCHE €15.95 6pm Marabu Lounge MENU DEL DIA €11.95 1pm La Bocana Water-Sports OPEN ALL DAY from 9.30am El Capitan Los Altos MENU DEL DIA €6.50 from midday El Capitan Los Altos MENU DEL NOCHE €8.50 from 6pm El Castillo La Marina TEA/COFFEE & HOME MADE SWISS CAKE €3.00 from 11am till 6pm El Castillo MENU DEL DIA €8.50 11.30am El Castillo La Marina MENU DEL NOCHE €15.00 from 6pm Bar 1 The Carabasi Centre Gran Alacant HAPPY HOUR 5pm Restaurant Rendezvous Altos Del Limonar OPEN 12 - 12 Mexi Mundo Altos Del Limonar MINIGOLF Mexi Mundo Altos Del Limonar MENU DEL NOCHE €9.95 from 6pm Mexi Mundo Altos Del Limonar LUNCH Midday - free glass of wine with any main course Stan & Ollies El Raso 3 COURSES €15 Hen’s Teeth Villamartin Plaza MENU DEL DIA and TAPAS until 6pm Hen’s Teeth Villamartin Plaza MENU DEL NOCHE and TAPA Lo Rufete Torremendo Open All Day Kayaking, Horse Riding Quad Biking Tuesday 10:30am Matrix Madhouse Studio La Fuente YOGA 11:00am Posh Club La Marina SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS 11:00am Lo Crispin Tavern Lo Crispin TAI CHI 11:00am El Castillo La Marina DANCE CLASSES 12:00pm Restaurant Rendezvous Altos Del Limonar MEAL DEAL €12.50 12:30pm Posh Club La Marina SPANISH INTER. CLASSES 6:00pm Matrix Madhouse Studio La Fuente KARATE 6:00pm Mono's Bar Quesada MOTOWN SOUL NIGHT & PLAY YOUR CARDS RIGHT 6:00pm The New Tavern San Miguel PIE NIGHT 2 for €9.50 7:00pm Posh Club La Marina KARAOKE 7:30pm The Fire Station Via Park 1 – PASO A PASO 8:00pm Bar Imanyo, Daya Nueva - QUIZ NIGHT 8.00pm Drivers Bar Villamartin POOL NIGHT 8:00pm PALS Washington Square La Siesta GAMES NIGHT 8:30pm Reflections Bar & Restaurant, San Luis QUIZ NIGHT 9:00pm Lo Crispin Tavern, Lo Crispin DARTS 9:00pm The Porter House, Altos Del Limonar - KARAOKE 9:00pm Bar Carmens El Chaparral, La Siesta KARAOKE 9:00pm The Inn @ The Green Entrenaranjos QUIZ NIGHT Wednesday
Hen’s Teeth Villamartin Plaza FREE POOL ALL DAY 10:00am Matrix Madhouse Studio La Fuente SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS 10:00am El Castillo La Marina YOGA 10:30am Posh Club La Marina RELAXCERSISE 11:00am Lo Crispin Tavern, Lo Crispin ZUMBA 1:00pm Marabu Lounge Lo Marabu - TAPAS Wednesday 1:00pm Papillon Bar Restaurant Torretta 2 - SCHNITZEL DAY €6.50 1:30pm Lo Crispin Tavern Lo Crispin COMMUNITY LUNCH €3.00 2:00pm Posh Club La Marina CRAFT EXCHANGE 2:00pm Marabu Lounge Dona Pepe LIVE ENTERTAINMENT 3:00pm Matrix Madhouse Studio La Fuente LINE DANCING 4:00pm The Inn @ The Green Entrenaranjos BINGO 4:00pm Mono's Bar Quesada ROCK AND ROLL BINGO AND MUSIC QUIZ 5:15pm Matrix Madhouse Studio La Fuente KIDS THEATRE GROUP 5:30pm Bamboo Lounge Entrenaranjos BIG JAM 6:00pm Bar Imanyo,Daya Nueva - Special Menu €5.00 (Club Members €3.00) 6:00pm Bar Carmens, El Chaparral, La Siesta CARVERY
6:00pm The New Tavern San Miguel STEAK NIGHT (minibus service) 6:00pm Olive Bar Dona Pepe STEAK AND PIE NIGHT 6:00pm Blackbull Torremendo STEAK NIGHT 8:00pm Matrix Madhouse Studio La Fuente QUIZ & BINGO 8:30pm Reflections Bar & Restaurant, San Luis CARD BINGO 8.30pm Drivers Bar Villamartin DISCO 9:00pm The Porter House, Altos Del Limonar – KARAOKE 9.00pm The Fire Station Via Park 1 KARAOKE Thursday
10:00am Matrix Madhouse La Fuente COFFEE MORNING CRAFTS BINGO & MY WEIGH IN 11:00amEl Castillo La Marina TAI CHI 11:00am Mono's Bar Quesada LADIES PAMPER DAY 1:00pm Posh Club La Marina LIVE ENTERTAINMENT 2:00pm Reflections Bar & Restaurant, San Luis MUSIC BINGO 3:00pm Bar Carmens, El Chaparral, La Siesta, JULIES CARDS 3.30pm Churchills San Luis LIVE ENTERTAINMENT 4.00pm The Watering Hole San Luis Square CARD BINGO & PLAY YOUR CARDS RIGHT 5:00pm Olive Bar and Kitchen Dona Pepe KARAOKE 6:00pm Matrix Madhouse Studio La Fuente KARATE 6:00pm Mexi Mundo Altos Del Limonar All You Can Eat Buffet €7.50 7:00pm Posh Club La Marina BINGO eyes down 7.30pm 8:00pm Bar 1 The Carabassi Centre DARTS PRACTICE 8:00pm Bar Imanyo, Daya Nueva – DARTS COMPETITION 8:00pm The Inn @ The Green Entrenaranjos QUIZ & GAMES 8.00pm Hen’s Teeth Villamartin DARTS LEAGUE 8:30pm Reflections, San Luis, LIVE ENTERTAINMENT 8:30pm El Capitan Los Altos DARTS LEAGUE 8.30pm Drivers Bar Villamartin LIVE ENTERTAINMENT 9:00pm The Porter House, Altos Del Limonar - KARAOKE 9:00pm La Bocana Cable Ski, Torrevieja Marina MUSIC 9:00pm Glenn's Bar San Luis LIVE ENTERTAINMENT 9:00pm Oceans Bar QUIZ NIGHT 9:30pm The Fire Station, Via Park 1 - LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Friday 10:00am Matrix Madhouse Studio La Fuente SPANISH BEG. 10:00am El Castillo La Marina YOGA 11:00am Matrix Madhouse Studio La Fuente SPANISH INTER. 11:00am Posh Club La Marina LINE DANCING 12:30pm Posh Club La Marina COUNTRY MUSIC - Check first 865 777 281 2:00pm Bar Carmens, La Siesta LIVE ENTERTAINMENT 3:00pm The Porter House Altos del Limonar - BINGO 4:00pm Matrix Madhouse Studio La Fuente FAMILY NIGHT MEAL DEALS Bouncy Castle 6:00pm The New Tavern San Miguel STEAK NIGHT (minibus service) 7:00pm Reflections, San Luis LIVE ENTERTAINMENT 8:00pm Bar Imanyo, Daya Nueva – FREE POOL 8:00pm Papillon Bar Restuarant Torretta 2 KARAOKE 8:00pm El Capitan Los Altos FUN DARTS 8.30pm Drivers Bar Villamartin QUIZ NIGHT 9.00pm The Watering Hole San Luis Square KARAOKE 9:00pm The Porter House, Altos Del Limonar - KARAOKE 9:00pm La Bocana Cable Ski, Torrevieja Marina MUSIC 9:00pm Inn @ The Green Entrenaranjos LIVE MUSIC 9:00pm Mono's Bar Quesada LIVE MUSIC 9:00pm Bamboo Lounge Entrenaranjos LIVE ENTERTAINMENT 9:00pm Lo Crispin Tavern, Lo Crispin, KARAOKE 9:00pm The New Tavern San Miguel LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Saturday 10:00am Matrix Madhouse La Fuente STREET DANCE CLASS 4 - 7years 10:45am Matrix Madhouse La Fuente STREET DANCE CLASS 12:45pm Bamboo Lounge Entrenaranjos LIVE PREMIERSHIP 4:00pm Bamboo Lounge Entrenaranjos LIVE PREMIERSHIP 4:00pm The Porter House, Altos del Limonar - JAM SESSION 6:00pm Blackbull Torremendo STEAK NIGHT 6:30pm Bamboo Lounge Entrenaranjos LIVE FOOTBALL 7:00pm Reflections, San Luis LIVE ENTERTAINMENT 8:00pm Papillon Bar Rest. Torretta 2 LIVE ENTERTAINMENT 8.30pm The Watering Hole San Luis Square LIVE ENTERTAINMENT 9:00pm The Porter House, Altos Del Limonar - KARAOKE
9:00pm La Bocana Cable Ski, Torrevieja Marina MUSIC 9:00pm Inn @ The Green Entrenaranjos LIVE MUSIC 9.00pm Churchills SanLuis KARAOKE 9:00pm Mono's Bar Quesada LIVE MUSIC 9:00pm Glenn's Bar San Luis LIVE ENTERTAINMENT 9:00pm Lo Crispin Tavern, Lo Crispin LIVE ENTERTAINMENT 9:00pm El Capitan Los Altos LIVE ENTERTAINMENT/KARAOKE 9:00pm El Castillo La Marina LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Pls Check in Winter 666 761 495 9:30pm Bar Imanyo, Daya Nueva - LIVE ENTERTAINMENT 9:30pm The Fire Station, Via Park 1 - LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Sunday 12:00pm Olliewoods Restaurant at the Madhouse La Fuente FAMOUS ROAST 12:00pm Glenn's Bar San Luis SUNDAY LUNCH 12:00pm Bar Imanyo, Daya Nuevo - Sunday Lunch €5.00 12:00pm Pimientos Rest. & Tce San Miguel SUNDAY LUNCH 12:00pm Stan and Ollies El Raso SUNDAY LUNCH 12:30pm Bar Carmen's El Chaparral, La Siesta CARVERY 1:00pm El Castillo La Marina AS MUCH AS YOU CAN EAT HOT & COLD BUFFET 1:00pm The Porter House - Sunday Lunch €5.95 - Altos del Limonar 1:00pm The New Tavern San Miguel CARVERY €7.50 (free minibus service available) 1:00pm Marabu Lounge Dona Pepe SUNDAY LUNCH 1:00pm Blackbull Torremendo SUNDAY ROAST CARVERY 1:00pm Olive Bar and Kitchen Dona Pepe SUNDAY LUNCH 1:00pm Papillon Torretta 2 - ROAST DINNER from €4.90 2:30pm Bamboo Lounge Entrenaranjos LIVE FOOTBALL 3.00pm Churchills San Luis KARAOKE 4:00pm Reflections Bar & Restaurant, San Luis BIG JAM 5:00pm Bamboo Lounge Entrenaranjos LIVE PREMIERSHIP 5:00pm Bar Carmens, El Chaparral, La Siesta KARAOKE 7:00pm Posh Club La Marina KARAOKE 8:00pm El Capitan Los Altos QUIZ NIGHT 8:30pm The Fire Station, Via Park 1 - QUIZ & BINGO 8.30pm Drivers Bar Villamartin KARAOKE 9:00pm La Bocana Cable Ski, Torrevieja Marina MUSIC 9:00pm Inn @ The Green Entrenaranjos KARAOKE 9:00pm Mono's Bar Quesada KARAOKE & PLAY YOUR CARDS 9:00pm Glenn's Bar San Luis KARAOKE 9:00pm Lo Crispin Tavern, Lo Crispin QUIZ Monday 11:00am Lo Crispin Tavern, Lo Crispin ZUMBA 11:15am Posh Club La Marina PILATES 3:00pm The Porter House Altos Del Limonar - BINGO 3:00pm Oceans Bar Gran Alacant BINGO 3:00pm The Inn @ The Green Entrenaranjos DOMINOS 4:00pm Bar Carmens - El Chapparal, La Siesta BINGO 4:00pm Glenn's Bar San Luis KARAOKE & LIVE MUSIC 5:30pm Matrix Madhouse Studio La Fuente KIDS ROCK CHOIR 6:30pm Matrix Madhouse La Fuente ADULT ROCK CHOIR 8:00pm Bar 1 Carabassi Centre Gran Alacant DARTS LEAGUE 8:00pm Fire Station Via Park 1 – POOL LEAGUE & CRIB NIGHT 8:00pm Matrix Madhouse Studio La Fuente SKITTLES 8:30pm Reflections San Luis LIVE ENTERTAINMENT 8:30pm El Capitan Los Altos DARTS LEAGUE 9:00pm Bamboo Lounge Entrenaranjos LIVE PREMIERSHIP 9:00pm Mono's Bar Quesada FUN QUIZ NIGHT 9:00pm Lo Crispin Tavern,Lo Crispin CRIB NIGHT 9:00pm Marabu Lounge Dona Pepe FUN QUIZ
This week in History
February 9 1567 Lord Darnley, the second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, is murdered in his sick-bed in a house in Edinburgh when the house blows up. 1916 Conscription begins in Great Britain as the Military Service Act becomes effective. 1922 The U.S. Congress establishes the World War Foreign Debt Commission. 1942 Chiang Kai-shek meets with Sir Stafford Cripps, the British viceroy in India. 1946 Stalin announces the new five-year plan for the Soviet Union, calling for production boosts of 50 percent. 1951 Actress Greta Garbo gets U.S. citizenship. 1964 The U.S. embassy in Moscow is stoned by Chinese and Vietnamese students. 1978 Canada expels 11 Soviets in spying case.
1994 Nelson Mandela becomes the first black president of South Africa. Born on February 9 1773 William Henry Harrison, ninth U.S. President and the first to die in office. 1814 Samuel Tilden, philanthropist. 1819 Lydia E. Pinkham, patent-medicine maker and entrepreneur. 1846 William Maybach, German engineer, designed the first Mercedes automobile. 1871 Howard T. Ricketts, pathologist. 1874 Amy Lowell, poet. 1880 James Stephens, Irish writer (The Charwoman’s Daughter, The Crock of Gold). 1923 Brendan Behan, Irish playwright and poet (The Hostage, The Quare Fellow). 1944 Alice Walker, Pulitzer prize winning author (The Colour Purple).
1915 President Wilson blasts the British for using the U.S. flag on merchant ships to deceive the Germans. 1939 Japanese occupy island of Hainan in French Indochina. 1941 London severs diplomatic relations with Romania. 1945 B-29s hit the Tokyo area. 1955 Bell Aircraft displays a fixed-wing vertical takeoff plane. 1960 Adolph Coors, the beer brewer, is kidnapped in Golden, Colo. 1966 Protester David Miller is convicted of burning his draft card. 1979 The Metropolitan Museum announces the first major theft in 110-year history, $150,000 Greek marble head. 1986 The largest Mafia trial in history, with 474 defendants, opens in Palermo, Italy. Born on February 10 1890 Boris Pasternak, Russian novelist and poet (Dr. Zhivago).
1893 Jimmy Durante, American comedian and film actor. 1894 Harold MacMillan, British prime minister (19571963). 1898 Bertolt Brecht, German poet and dramatist (The Threepenny Opera). 1902 Walter Brattain, physicist, one of the inventors of the transistor. 1910 Dominique Georges Pire, Belgian cleric and educator. 1914 Larry Adler, harmonica virtuoso. 1920 Alex Comfort, English physician and author (Joy of Sex). 1927 (Mary Violet) Leontyne Price, opera singer. February 11 1942 The German battleships Gneisenau, Scharnhorst and Prinz Eugen begin their famed channel dash from the French port of Brest. Their journey takes them through the English Channel on their way back to Germany. 1953 Walt Disney’s film Peter Pan premieres. 1954 A 75,000-watt light bulb is lit at the Rockefeller Center in New York, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Thomas Edison’s first light bulb.
1962 Poet and novelist Sylvia Plath commits suicide in London at age 30. 1964 Cambodian Prince Sihanouk blames the United States for a South Vietnamese air raid on a village in his country. 1965 President Lyndon Johnson orders air strikes against targets in North Vietnam, in retaliation for guerrilla attacks on the American military in South Vietnam. 1966 Vice President Hubert Humphrey begins a tour of Vietnam. 1974 Communist-led rebels shower artillery fire into a crowded area of Phnom Pehn, killing 139 and injuring 46 others. 1975 Mrs. Margaret Thatcher becomes the first woman to lead the British Conservative Party. 1990 South African political leader Nelson Mandela is released from prison in Paarl, South Africa, after serving more than 27 years of a life sentence. Born on February 11 1535 Gregory XIV, Roman
www.coastriderspain.com www.coastrider.net CoastRider CoastRider - Edition - Edition 470584 - March - February 5th 2013 9th 2016 Catholic Pope. 1800 William Henry Fox Talbot, photography pioneer, produced the first book with photographic illustrations (The Pencil of Nature). 1833 Melville Weston Fuller, eighth U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice. 1847 Thomas Alva Edison, prolific American inventor who jointly or singly held over 1,300 patents. 1855 Josephine Marshall Jewell Dodge, American educator, pioneer in the concept of day nurseries for children. 1898 Leo Szilard, physicist, instrumental in the Manhattan Project.
1907 William J. Levitt, U.S. businessman and community builder who led the postwar housing revolutions with his Levittowns. 1908 Phillipe Dunne, screenwriter and director (How Green Was My Valley). 1912 Roy Fuller, poet and novelist. February 12 1921 Winston Churchill of London is appointed colonial secretary. 1924 George Gershwin’s groundbreaking symphonic jazz composition Rhapsody in Blue premieres with Gershwin himself playing the piano with Paul Whiteman’s orchestra. 1929 Charles Lindbergh announces his engagement to Anne Morrow. 1938 Japan refuses to reveal naval data requested by the U.S. and Britain. 1940 The Soviet Union signs a trade treaty with Germany to aid against the British blockade. 1944 Wendell Wilkie enters the American presidential race against Franklin D. Roosevelt. 1949 Moslem Brotherhood chief Hassan el Banna is shot to death in Cairo. 1980 The Lake Placid Winter Olympics open in New York. 1987 A Court in Texas upholds $8.5 billion of a fine imposed on Texaco for the illegal takeover of Getty Oil. 1999 The U.S. Senate fails to pass two articles of impeachment against President Bill Clinton. He had been accused of perjury and obstruction of justice by the House of Representatives. Born on February 12 1768 Francis II, the last Holy Roman Emperor 1775 Louisa Adams, wife of John Quincy Adams
1809 Charles Darwin, naturalist and influential theorist of evolution (On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection). 1809 Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. President of the United State (1861-1865). 1828 George Meredith, English poet and novelist. 1857 Eugene Atget, French photographer, took over 10,000 photographs documenting Paris.
1874 Auguste Perret, French architect, pioneer in designs of reinforced concrete buildings. 1880 John L. Lewis, American labor leader. 1893 Omar Bradley, U.S. army general during World War II. February 13 1542 Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII, is beheaded for adultery. 1689 British Parliament adopts the Bill of Rights. 1692 In the Glen Coe highlands of Scotland, thirty-eight members of the MacDonald clan are murdered by soldiers of the neighbouring Campbell clan for not pledging allegiance to William of Orange. Ironically the pledge had been made but not communicated to the clans. The event is remembered as the Massacre of Glencoe. 1945 The Royal Air Force Bomber Command devastates the German city of Dresden with night raids by 873 heavy bombers. The attacks are joined by 521 American heavy bombers flying daylight raids. 1949 A mob burns a radio station in Ecuador after the broadcast of H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds.“ 1951 At the Battle of Chipyong-ni, in Korea, U.N. troops contain the Chinese forces’ offensive in a two-day battle. 1953 The Pope asks the United States to grant clemency to convicted spies Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. 1968 The United States sends 10,500 more combat troops to Vietnam. 1970 General Motors is reportedly redesigning automobiles to run on unleaded fuel. Born on February 13 1764 Charles de Talleyrand, Napoleon‘s foreign minister. 1849 Lord Randolph Churchill, English politician, Winston Churchill‘s father and member of Parliament. 1873 Feodor Chaliapin, opera singer.
1892 Grant Wood, painter (American Gothic). 1902 Georges Simenon, novelist. 1910 William B. Shockley, physicist, co-inventor of the transistor. 1919 Tennessee Ernie Ford, country and gospel singer. 1923 Charles “Chuck”Yeager, American test pilot, the first man to break the sound barrier. 1933 Kim Novak, actress. February 14 1929 Chicago gang war between Al Capone and George “Bugs” Moran culminates with several Moran confederates being gunned down in the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. 1939 Germany launches the battleship Bismark. 1940 Britain announces that all merchant ships will be armed. 1945 800 Allied aircraft firebomb the German city of Dresden. Smaller follow-up bombing raids last until April with a total death toll of between 35,000 to 130,000 civilians. 1965 Malcolm X’s home is firebombed. No injuries are reported. 1971 Moscow publicizes a new five-year plan geared to expanding consumer production. 1973 The United States and Hanoi set up a group to channel reconstruction aid directly to Hanoi. 1979 Armed guerrillas attack the U.S. embassy in Tehran. 1985 Vietnamese troops surround the main Khmer Rouge base at Phnom Malai. 1989 Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini charges that Salman Rushdie’s novel, The Satanic Verses, is
45 blasphemous and issues an edict (fatwa) calling on Muslims to kill Rushdie. Born on February 14 1760 Richard Allen, first black ordained by a MethodistEpiscopal church. 1817 Frederick Douglass, slave, and later, activist and author. 1819 Christopher Latham Sholes, inventor of the first practical typewriter. 1845 Quinton Hogg, English philanthropist. 1859 George Washington Gale Ferris, inventor of the Ferris Wheel.
1894 Jack Benny, comedian, radio and television performer, and violinist. 1894 Mary Lucinda Cardwell Dawson, founded the National Negro Opera Company (NNOC) and was appointed to President John F. Kennedy‘s National Committee on Music. February 15 1900 The British threaten to use natives in the Boer War fight. 1925 The London Zoo announces it will install lights to cheer up fogged-in animals. 1934 U.S. Congress passes the Civil Works Emergency Relief Act, allotting new funds for Federal Emergency Relief Administration. 1940 Hitler orders that all British merchant ships will be considered warships. 1942 British forces in Singapore surrender to Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita. 1957 Andrei Gromyko replaces Dmitri T. Shepilov as the Soviet Foreign Minister. 1961 Eighteen members of the U.S. figure skating team are lost in an airplane crash in Belgium.
1965 Canada’s maple leaf flag is raised for the first time. 1967 Thirteen U.S. helicopters are shot down in one day in Vietnam 1974 U.S. gas stations threaten to close because of federal fuel policies. Born on February 15 1564 Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer and mathematician. 1710 Louis XV, King of France 1726 Abraham Clark, signer of Declaration of Independence. 1797 Henry Steinway, piano maker 1820 Susan B. Anthony, suffragette and political activist. 1882 John Barrymore, actor, sibling to actors Lionel Barrymore & Ethel Barrymore, father of actors John Drew Barrymore & Diana Barrymore and grandfather of actor Drew Barrymore. 1905 Harold Arlen, composer, arranger and pianist (“Stormy Weather,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon”). 1954 Matt Groening, cartoonist (The Simpsons).
Torrevieja tied at home (0-0) against Villarreal A high noon kick off on a bright and sunny Sunday afternoon finished with both teams taking a point but the reality is that Torrevieja lost two. The clash between two of the strongest teams of the moment yielded a goalless draw in a game that did not live up to the hype surrounding it. The early kick off was to avoid clashing with the carnival parade competition, which was held in the afternoon. As is usual in their visits to Torrevieja, Joel received greetings from the local supporters and players. The weather was sunny, but a strong wind made it difficult for playing football.
From the beginning, both contenders showed caution that intensified the struggle in midfield. The expulsion of Raba for two yellow cards after just ten minutes of the second half, left the torrevejenses outnumbering the visitors, but as has happened before this season, they could not capitalise on having the extra man. Although Torrevieja was more incisive, especially, and understandably, after the expulsion of Villarreal's Raba, the constant threat of a yellow submarine counterattack was enough to put serious strain on the defence. After this, Torrevieja's attacks would intensify,
especially on the wings. However, the Villarreal defence held strong and the 'salt' accumulates the ninth straight game without losing; Villarreal meanwhile, remain the team with the fewest losses, with only two, the last at Borriol, in Week 18, of competing in this group. Category: Third Division. Group: sixth (Valencia). Season: 2015-2016. Time: 24 Stadium: Municipal Vicente Garcia. Date: Sunday, February 7, 2016. Start Time: 12.00. Club Deportivo Torrevieja: Miguel Serna, Vicente Boix, Luis Carlos, Matej, Quintero, Martín, Higón (Rafa Gómez 68’), Burguillos, Prieto, Rubén Suárez and Lewis. Did not play: Pablo Redondo, Sánchez and Carrasco. Entrenador: Antonio Pedreño Saura. Villarreal Club de Fútbol C: Joan, Genís, Maldo, Ramón, Juan, Olabe (Maxi 77’), Joel (Simón 61’), Morlanes, Cerem (Chepe 69’), Raba and Javi García. Did not play: Chimo and Guasa. Entrenador: Carlos Pérez Salvachúa.
Monumental Monte: Rayo Orihuela 0–3 Cd Montesinos By Andrew Atkinson Dani O'Rourke’s all-round outstanding display helped CD Montesinos win their fourth consecutive game with an impressive 3-0 away win against Rayo Orihuela in the 2nd Regional Segunda Grupo at the Sports Centre, Playa Flamenca. And, despite ‘Monte’ being on a roll, Dani exclusively spoke to The CoastRider saying that there are no 'easy games'. "It became clear in previous games that no team is easy to beat in the 2nd Regional Segunda," said Dani. "We went through a patch where we struggled. And, although we went into the game against Rayo Orihuela on the back of three wins, we could not afford to relax. Rayo Orihuela are a tough team - they had nothing to lose," added Dani. O'Rourke believes that CD Montesinos have strength in depth in the 2nd Regional Segunda Grupo in the wake of suffering injury setbacks. "We will have to sacrifice the injury blows - but we will fight right to the end of the season." Seventh placed CD Montesinos travelled to third bottom Racing Orihuela, who have conceded 45 goals in 18 games, on February 6th, with long-term injury casualties Carlos and Galindo both side-lined. Carlos has sustained a serious knee injury and Galindo suffered a double break of his left wrist in a game against CD Benijofar in late January. "It is a blow to lose Carlos and Galindo. But we are ready to go - we have players in the squad who are capable of doing very well as replacements," said Dani. CD Montesinos consolidated seventh place in the table - having chalked up their tenth win of the season against third placed SS Fulgencio last week. "Despite the heavy casualties that we have suffered we are performing well," added Dani. CD Montesinos coach Roberto Cases' injury hit squad saw striker/winger Carlos and broken wrist victim Galindo face lengthy spells on the side-lines and were without Pley who is suspended. However, CD Montesinos were favourites against third bottom Rayo
Orihuela, with just two wins in 18 fixtures, and having conceded 45 goals. Played in very windy conditions, in front of a 150 crowd, Montesinos pressed from the kickoff. A Fernando cross into the top corner, saw the Orihuela keeper save - suffering a head injury after colliding with the post – and receive treatment. On 20 minutes, Parades beat the keeper and centre half, which lead to Dani ORourke side-foot inches wide of the post. Again O'Rourke threatened, when a shot crashed against the bar, with Macan following up to net, the ‘goal’ ruled offside by the referee. A Dario shot
from the half way line, saw the Orihuela keeper save. On 30 minutes Parades was substituted, following a knee injury, with striker Wallace coming off the bench. Montesinos continued to press with an O'Rourke volley, following a corner that saw the home keeper palm the ball away. Montesinos’ pressure lead to them breaking the deadlock on 37 minutes. Following a corner, O'Rourke leapt like a salmon - rising above the Orihuela defence - to head home. HT: 0-1. Wallace shot over bar in the early stages of the second half with Montesinos adding a second on 50 minutes following a free kick by O'Rourke; Dimitri crossed, for Manuel to side foot home. Montesinos made a substitution, with Macan replaced by Alberto. On 72 minutes a free kick by Dario was brilliantly saved by the Orihuela keeper. A rare Orihuela attack saw Montesinos keeper ‘The Cat’ Lopez save and moments later Orihuela came close when they hit the post. Montesinos substituted M&A, replaced by youth player Josema. Montesinos netted a third goal on 84 minutes through Wallace to lead 3-0; with the Orihuela keeper and a defender booked for retaliation. In injury time Lopez thwarted an Orihuela attack when saving; and Montesinos substitute Fran replaced Mario. Team: CD Montesinos: Lopez, Dimitri, Fernando (capt), Mario, Manuel, ORourke, Dario, David Parades, Macan, Jose Antonio, M & A. Substitutes: Alex (gk), Josema, Fran, Alberto, Wallace. SS Fulgencio, who suffered a 1-0 defeat at CD Montesinos last week, hosted Sporting Orihuela and maintained second spot with a 2-0 win. CD Murada hosted second bottom Atl. Benejuzar and gained a comfortable 3-1 victory. Deportivo Orihuela slammed four past Grupo Caliche in a 4-1 rout and CD Almoradi defeated San Isidro 1-0. Results: CD Murada 3-1 Atl. Benejuzar; SS Fulgencio 2-0 S. Orihuela; Dep.Orihuela 4-1 Grupo Caliche; CD Almoradi 'B' 1-0 San Isidro; R.P. Orihuela - CD Borneo; R. Orihuela 0-3 CD Montesinos.
Monte Mentals on the road Los Montesinos based Walking Footballers, the Monte Mentals headed up towards exit 63 and to the coast to play against various teams in Moraira last week. It was their first away trip having previously hosted visiting teams from England and organised their own local tournaments. Two teams plugs WAGS and guests filled a coach to play teams from Moraira. A beautiful day greeted one and all and upon arrival in Moraira they found the host teams already warmed up and waiting to kick off. After just five minutes to warm up, the Mentals were under the cosh due in the main part to playing on much smaller pitches and to different, local rules. And it's difficult to play on smaller pitches, as the set up at Los Montesinos is designed for five-a-side and works very well for sevens playing the walking version of the beautiful game. However, although they didn't manage a win, and were missing a few players, the team fared well and went down 3-2 and 1-0 in the first two games. The second set of games were conducted on their astro turf pitch only, as the concrete one was deemed too
dangerous. The first game featured a team of the Mentals 70 year olds was against their very fit young ladies who came out on top 1-0 due to one of the Mentals stepping into the box and giving away a penalty which was taken expertly by one of the ladies. The remaining games were drawn as our guys got used to the pitch and rules. The final game was won by their top team against a select team of Mentals 20. The trip was rounded off by a superb meal at “Munroes” where a trophy was presented to the home team. A very pleasant day, good football, good camaraderie, enjoyed by all and lessons
learned. The Monte Mentals play at the rear of the Los Montesinos sports ground every Tuesday morning at 10.00am, and is open to players of 50 plus. Along the coast, Playa Flamenca play on Monday afternoons and Torrevieja at the Sports City at 11.00am on Fridays with other teams to be found further in land.
For more information about playing Walking Football or to touch base with Stan from the Monte Mentals regarding the possibility of playing local friendlies, please contact Stan by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Monte Mentals are part of the very successful Full Monte supports club of CD Montesinos.
CD Dolores keep on winning
By Andrew Atkinson CD Dolores continued their impressive form this season in the 2nd Regional Segunda Grupo with a 2-0 win against Formentera CF - to consolidate their place at the top of the league. "It was another three points and another victory against Formentera CF. We must remember that the victories do not depend on our position in the table, but the effort in every game," a spokesperson
from the club told The CoastRider. Despite topping the league, nine points ahead of Racing San Miguel, having chalked up 17 victories from 19 games, CD Dolores will not be taking their foot off the pedal. "It's not a time to relax - there is still a lot of league games to play. We are all paddling in the same direction, so that we can achieve our goal. The result against Formentera CF was another encouraging win," they said.
Torregolf.eu terminate contract with Las Colinas in wake of talks with IRM Nike Golf, Polaris World By Andrew Atkinson Torregolf.Eu have terminated their contract with Las Colinas, due to price increases - a decision backed 100% by members - in the wake of discussions with IRM Nike Golf, who are managing the old Polaris World courses. "It is with regret we have terminated our agreement for this year with Las Colinas," David Winder told The CoastRider in an exclusive interview. "This has been brought about, due to an increase in price, and problems with the way they are running the course," said David. "After our last two visits it was put to the regular playing members for their thoughts, on whether they wanted to continue with this venue. And it was 100% in agreement to not playing there again. We are not a Society - we are a golf club for the members - run by the members." And
David revealed that La Marquesa has also been omitted from their calendar as a venue - due to prices: "We have also dropped our game at La Marquesa in September - due to extortionate prices charged. We will continue with our booking at La Marquesa in May," added David. In the wake of the termination of playing at Las Colinas and La Marquesa, David revealed to The CoastRider that talks had taken place with IRM Nike Golf of Polaris World. "I have been in discussions with IRM Nike Golf, who now manage the old Polaris World courses. We will take up the cancelled venues - with visits to Mar Menor, La Torre, Saurines, Riquelme and El Valle." "At the moment we have not gone for Alhama because of its distance. Two of their courses - Mar
Menor and Alhama - have now come into the top 100 courses in Spain," said David. "We will be playing 13, and possibly 15 different courses on the Costas in 2016. Event 23 of 2016 is now at El Valle and, I personally think it is the best of their courses. Venues for 2017 have been completed and I will be booking as soon as courses release next year's dates.” David said of golf during the winter months: "The weather has been great - and the golf courses are in very good condition - with greens very fast, something we have not seen for a while." David added: "Membership continues to grow - in Association with our Partners, 'The Full Monte Supporters Club', of CD Montesinos football club who are doing well in the 2nd Regional Segunda Grupo."
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Football y Fútbol
It's been another topsy-turvy week in the Premiership with both Manchester clubs being unable to perform and much scorn levelled at City with their £200 million plus team, who were made to look very ordinary against league leaders Leicester City whose team cost around £20 million. Meanwhile Liverpool fans walked out in protest on the 77 minute mark as a protest against the planned £77 ticket price for next season, while the team squandered a two goal lead to let Sunderland travel home with a point. In the gossip stakes, the Sunday Mirror say that Pep Guardiola has made Barcelona's ex-Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, 29, his main target when he takes over at Manchester City while the Mail on Sunday expands the Barcelona target base by adding striker Neymar, 24, and midfielder Sergio Busquets, 27, as targets for Guardiola as he plans a £150m double swoop. Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is "confident" he will be Manchester United manager by the start of next season say the Independent on Sunday and buoyant after taking another three points and climbing out of the relegation zone, Newcastle are planning a summer move for Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge and Reds boss Jurgen Klopp will consider selling the injury-prone 26-year-old for £30m as per the Daily Star. However, former Manchester City and Chelsea striker Sturridge is considering his future at Liverpool and wants a move back to London according to the Sunday People and staying in London, Tottenham will have first refusal on signing West Brom striker Saido Berahino, 22, in the summer following talks between Spurs chairman Daniel Levy and Baggies owner Jeremy Peace. Inter Milan have turned down a £23m bid from Manchester United for 22-year-old striker Mauro Icardi say Corriere dello Sport while a downturn in the global stock markets, along with Manchester United's poor form, has
seen £345m wiped off the club's value. China is becoming the new Elephants Graveyard for football's walking dead, as they try and do what the NASL never managed to do in the USA by tempting more and more players with vast amounts of money. The Sun on Sunday say that Paris St-Germain midfielder Ezequiel Lavezzi, 30, is set to turn down Chelsea and join Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua while Chinese Super League clubs will also target Fenerbahce striker Robin van Persie, 32, and Chelsea's on-loan Monaco forward Radamel Falcao, 29, plus Chelsea striker Loic Remy, 29, is a target for Chinese Super League side Hebei Fortune, all before the close of their transfer window on 26 February. Not everyone is in the game only for the money and according to ESPN, Southampton striker Graziano Pelle, 30, has rejected
several offers to move to China. Not everyone is impressed with the standard of football in the Premiership and apparently Pep Guardiola's dad has branded the Premier League as "boring" and 84-year-old Valenti Guardiola added that it was little more than constant "long balls and running" say the Sunday Mirror. He must be well impressed by the normal one sided games that the big four or five teams have to contest in La Liga I guess. Crystal Palace co-owner Steve Parish has revealed that the club did consider a deal for Remy in the January transfer window, meanwhile, Remy's Chelsea team-mate Eden Hazard, 25, has said he would like to play under new Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane at some stage of his career. Under-fire Valencia Coach Gary Neville has denied that the last few days have been the worst experience of his football career and says he is confident he can turn things around at the La Liga club even after losing two league games in a row, and being thrashed 7:0 by Barcelona in the first leg semi-finals of the King's Cup. The Mail on Sunday note that Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is being considered by Chelsea to replacement Guus Hiddink and never short of a few words, Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross, 28, has told England rugby union coach Eddie Jones to "stick to what you know" after he made disparaging remarks about the "old Stoke City". Another one not happy with the ticket prices for the Kop was Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher, who joined Reds supporters in a mass walkout protest at Anfield over an increase in ticket prices. And keeping his fingers crossed is Leicester-born Keval Nakeshree who is on course to win £33,000 from a £5 bet he placed on them to win the Premier League.