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Floral Procession and festive fun

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The Christmas Season kicks off today, starting with an expected 'river' of more than 5,000 local residents and neighbours who will be filling the streets this evening from 5.00pm for the annual floral processions.

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The Nativity scene is also open 24-hours a day, and is especially attractive in the evening as many of the exhibits have lights and working models. Bring your camera to capture the fantastic models of the Bethlehem scene plus a few local references to Torrevieja landmarks, thrown in to add a special touch. Unfortunately, one of the most popular events in Torrevieja's International Calendar, the XIV edition of Carols on the Square has been cancelled this year. It was due to take place next Friday but for whatever reason or excuse tha the new Government will come up with,t the event will not take place unless they have a change of heart. However, the International Mass in the Inmaculada Church should still be going ahead at 7.30pm. There are a multitude of events for your festive diary taking place at Torrevieja Christian Fellowship, located at Avenida de las Cortes Valencianas 68, Torrevieja 03183. Next Saturday Saturday, December 10th, there is a Charity Concert in aid of ‘Age Concern’ with: ‘Crescendo International Choir’ and ‘Spangles Ladies Harmony Chorus’ at 7:00pm. Entry fee is 5:00€ with tickets available by calling 966 786 887 or 965 725 641. Their Carols At Christmas takes place on Wednesday December 14th at 7.00pm with a collection taken on behalf of Contra Cancer. On Sunday December 18th at 10:30 am their will be a TCF Carol Service followed by mince pies and that evening at 5:00 pm: ‘Songs for Christmas’ on stage at Zenia Boulevard. Their Christmas Day Service is at 10:30am. On Sunday 4th December 2016, there is a free Saxophone Ensamble concert at the Capitol Theatre in Rojales. In Torrevieja until 7th of December 2016 Friday, Lily and the Big Heads will be walking through the streets of the city. On Monday, December 5 at 12.30pm they depart from the Plaza

de la Constitución, Caballero de Rodas, Orihuela, Gabriel Miró, San Julián, Diego Ramrrez, Avda. Estación, Blasco Ibanez, Maldonado and Plaza Constitución. They follow a similar route at 5.45pm. On Tuesday, December 6 they start at 12.00 noon alongside the paella contest and again at 5.45pm. On Wednesday, December 7 they again walk at noon 12.00 and then twelve hours later they have a fun night of 'pranks' with Lily, the Ogre and the Wolf on Calle Blasco Ibanez. This morning, Saturday Saturday at 11.30am is a fun event for kids, the Gran encierro infantil de San Fermín Torrevieja 2016. It's sdvisable to wear white dress and until supplies run out, the Department of Fiestas will distribute a red handkerchief to all the participants. It starts from C / Maestro Vallejos and travels to Paseo Vista Alegre, where the portable plaza will be located for the arrival of the bulls and runners. Next Tuesday December 6th at 7.00pm, the first concert of the 2016-17 season of the Torrevieja Symphony Orchestra will take place at the Torrevieja Auditorium. This time, the orchestra will perform Holberg Suite, from the Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg, Edward Elgar’s String Serenade, Bejamin Britten’s Simple Symphony and the Concert for Marimba and String Orchestra, from the French composer Emmanuel Séjourné. Holberg Suite, Op. 40, was originally composed by Grieg for piano in 1884, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Danish writer Ludvig Holberg (considered by most the father of Danish and Norwegian literature). It was adapted for string orchestra just one year after by the composer itself, and it’s written in the baroque way (as a set of popular dances from that epoque). Elgar’s String Serenade in E minor, Op. 20, was composed in 1892, although it wasn’t performed for the first time until 1896 in Amberes. It was dedicated to his friend, the philosopher and amateur musician Edward W. Whinfield. The suite is believed to be a reworking of one of the first works from his youth, although the central Larghetto is considered one of his best and most mature writings, and very frequently performed. Britten’s Simple Symphony, Op 4, was composed between late 1933 and early 1934. It’s a work for string orchestra (or quartet) based on bits of score written for piano when the autor was a teenager. It’s dedicated to Audrey Alston, his viola teacher from his childhood. The Concert for Marimba and String Orchestra was written by Séjourné in 2006. Emmanuel Séjourné (born in 1961) is considered one of the best vibraphone and marimba players in the world, and this concert is nothing but a beautiful display to show the mastery of the soloist. Ticket Price: 6:00€ to 16:00€ Ticket Sales: C/Vicente Blasco Ibanez,23 every Monday from 10:00am to 1.00pm or at the ticket window of the International Auditorium prior to the show. The last night of the three day holiday period on Thursday features the solemn celebration of the Eucharist at 6.30pm with a procession with the image of oTorrevieja's Patroness, the Immaculate Conception. Route: Caballero de Rodas, Clemente Gosálvez, Paseo Vista Alegre, Joaquín Chapaprieta, Vicente Blasco Ibañez, Azorin and Caballero de Rhodes to the Arciprestal Temple. During the procession, on the arrival of the Purísima at the gates of the Cultural Society Casino of Torrevieja, the Virgin will be raised facing the sea and proceed to the firing of a monumental castle of fireworks. Upon arrival again from the Purísima to his Temple, the Salve Marinera and the Hymn will be sung by Torrevieja's Town choirs.


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Bethlehem Figures On Display Tonight Al hough they were mysteriously 'lost' for a week last Christmas, the spectacular miniature Nativity scene is now on display in Torrevieja's main square, in front of the Inmaculada Church. The Bethlehem Nativity scene, is made up of of more than 250 parts and valued at around 27,000€ and is stored in a warehouse in Pilar de la Horadada by an association of nativity scenes. The scene has been gracing Torrevieja for over 15 years and features many scenes with a local theme, such as the salt lakes and pyramids of salt, Torre de Moro and other local artefacts. It's open 24-hours a day but probably more spectacular at night due to the display being lit up from inside the sculptures with many of the props working. Thus its a photographers delight and captured on thousands of mobile phone video apps every year. Nothing To Read On Orihuela Costa (apart from The CoastRider of course) Last week the Orihuela Town Hall announced that they were close to finishing a new multicultural centre, in calle Tosca in the PAU-8, Villamartin Area. It is a brand new two-floor building containing different multipurpose rooms that can be used for concerts, performances, rehearsals, meetings, etc. This is the area's third such facility as the Orihuela Costa already has two more civic centres: the Centro Civico Alameda del Mar, located behind Hipercor at calle Allodia, plus the Punto de Lectura in Lomas de Cabo Roig; this being a library that features different multipurpose rooms. However, following this announcement, in a Press Release from CLARO, they say: “The inappropriate reading point of the coast (Punto de Lectura in Lomas de Cabo Roig) and its volunteers, are in a precarious situation due to the incompetent management from the coordinating councillors and advisers. The Coast of Orihuela with its nearly 50,000 residents needs a library now. The unknown, remote and insufficient Reading Point, which emerged from the magic hat of the socialist councillors of the last legislature in 2013, as a handout to La Costa, for the inauguration of the 3rd library La Maria Moliner, whose cost amounted to € 2,600,000, is dying thanks to the disastrous management, carried out by the coordinators of

few months ago and now opens one day a week for about four hours, with 3 volunteers. The new promises of support have been broken again by the City Town Hall, resulting in putting the volunteers at risk by having cut sometimes the water from the centre, and having them perform the cleaning duty of the local Town Hall.

the Coast and one of their advisers. One of them from C's Orihuela, a party that has the Cultural Delegation in the Municipality, scheduling an endless number of cultural events, concerts and Exhibitions in the libraries of Orihuela. Insufficient Costa Rican Reading Point schedule, a few hours only, 1 day a week. This insufficient Reading Point, which since 2013, Councillor Scheurer maintained with dignity, even assured insurance for the volunteers, was abandoned to its fate when the new government team entered, with unfulfilled promises of support, which led to the resignation of the 9 volunteers who opened it 3 times a week. Many shortcomings made it difficult for them to manage the Reading Point. They were not provided with basic office supplies such as pencils, paper etc which the volunteers had to fork out for themselves, they had to use their own mobile phones, Wi-Fi, forms for bookkeeping etc. Out of 14ooo books only 8000 have shelf room of which about more than half 6ooo are in boxes still unpacked due to lack of space This number being totally insufficient, since the parameters for these centres in the Valencian Community are 1.1 books per inhabitant, and in the Coast this should translate into being 0.25 books, which is well below the average. Etc. , situation that led to the closure of the Reading Point. Faced with the repeated demand from local associations, schools, the situation was addressed a

In light of the complaints from the volunteers about these shortcomings, the Coast Coordinator's adviser, inappropriately told them, "that there is no money for this centre, nor for its cleaning, and if you want cleaning you have to buy the products and clean this municipal centre yourselves as do the other 2 or 3 social groups that use the centre on a weekly basis.. " A very regrettable utterance from a public servant in receipt of a generous salary paid for by the public coffers, paid to solve these deficiencies. The volunteers are tired of so many empty promises, for the good work they are doing and are considering to resign again, not in the least in light of yet more municipal nonsense. All this is further proof which adds to the already tall tally of what is the mismanagement of the government team of PP and C's and to the comparative grievance, in this case in a cultural service, more absurd considering that in Orihuela there is a budget of more than 1.000.000-€ intended for culture. The Coast needs that Multicultural Centre, by general neighbourhood demand, not in a remote place like this, but in a central place, as claimed by associations and neighbours. The fact is that none of the residents have been consulted or informed of its planned location. The need for a centre which has a library in fit conditions for the varied and multicultural population that it has, and for the more than 5,000 children and young people is critical and way over due. Claro will present a proposal to the budgets of the City Council so that the necessary funds are allocated urgently, to end these deficiencies, and to support the disinterested social work of these volunteers, thereby avoiding the closure of this much appreciated Reading Point, until we have the finalisation of the Multicultural Centre for La Costa, which includes a library that provides a sufficient service for the great demand of the neighbourhood that exists and which takes into consideration the constant increase of population in this area of ??the Municipality. Claro will also request the support of the Consell Valencià of Culture, an advisory and advisory institution of the Generalitat Valenciana in the specific subjects of culture, as one of its missions is to watch over the defence and promotion of cultural values. This is to once and for all put a stop to this cultural gap existing between the Casco with its 3 libraries and the 50.ooo neighbours of the Coast, with the precarious situation in which it finds it selves, without Multicultural centre and without Municipal Library, despite the undisputed fact that according to Spanish law, a town with more than 5000 inhabitants have the right to a public library.”


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Cuba Libre! (Make Mine a Double) rebels. Balsam plays the Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista, who ironically would die among the authentic luxury of nearby Marbella in 1973.

By Bob Yareham As crazy as it may sound, the Cuban authorities are not crazy about James Bond, and have never been especially co-operative when it comes to making Bond films on the island. They wouldn’t even lend their scenery to Sean Connery when he made a film there that wasn’t especially hostile to the Cuban revolution. Fortunately, Cádiz bears a passing resemblance to Havana, and was the chosen location for two films about Castro’s haven. When British ex-army officer Robert Dapes arrives in Cuba to advise the Batista government on fighting the revolutionaries, he realises that the cause is already lost, with well organised rebels constantly gaining ground against poorly trained government troops. His difficulties are compounded when he runs into Alexandra, the love of his life who has settled for a comfortable marriage which is now threatened by the revolution and by the exploits of her philandering husband. At the beginning of Richard Lester’s Cuba, two

suspects are being driven to a seaside fortress which in reality is the castle of San Sebastian in Cádiz harbour. So Cuban-looking is it in fact that it would be used again for the same function in the James Bond film ‘Die Another Day’. Cadiz’s Plaza de España was used for the scene with the Havana crowds hailing Castro, and black marines

from the nearby Rota Military Base helped to give the scene some authentic Havanan ethnicity. The battle scenes in a cane field with the old steam train were shot in Motril, using the famous Babwil 140 train, used in so many films. Martin Balsam’s troops are defeated among the reeds by Castro’s

Motril is also host to the tobacco factory that an American businessman is thinking of doing business with, and is in reality the Fabrica del Pilar, an old sugar factory where, in another scene, Sean Connery is taken prisoner by the rebels. These scenes also include some footage shot in the old tobacco factory of Cadiz, which has since been transformed into the Palacio de Congresos. When Connery takes a young officer to ambush some guerrillas, the filming was done near the Camino del Canal around Monte Castillo known as the Era del Maíz, just above the

aerodrome E.V.A 9, also at Motril. When he arrives in Cuba, Connery is taken to a modern hotel, which he rejects for something with more ‘local colour.’ The hotel he rejected was Malaga’s Miramar Hotel, while the more down-market one he moves to is the Hotel Roma en Calle Real, Cadiz. Another location in Cadiz was the Isla (Island) del Trocadero, while Malaga’s Town Hall and Plaza de San Juan de Dios also feature in the film. Some equestrian elegance was provided by the Fundación Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Equestre at Avenida Duque de Abrantes, Jerez de la Frontera. The Havana Yacht Club scenes were also shot in Jerez, using the swimming pool of the Five Star Hotel Jerez, Avenida Alcalde Álvaro Domecq, 35, where Connery

actually stayed instead of the seedier Hotel Roma. Perhaps the most curious scene in the film is the one in which Connery visits a police station (Comiseria de Policia) and walks past a row of cages holding prisoners. Behind them we can make out some children playing basketball. All very charming and probably typical of preCastro Cuban police stations, except that the scene was shot in the Padre Luis Coloma school in Jeréz de la Frontera where, presumably for budgetary reasons, they didn’t bother to close the school for filming. Cádiz got another chance to be Cuba when Pierce Brosnan’s Bond need to sneak onto the island to visit a spa. The spa, where Bond meets Jinx (Halle Berry), is in fact the Castle of San Sebastian in Cádiz, and the wide sweeping Bay of Cuba is Cádiz Bay too. Filming took place between 3-12 April 2002 and made good use of 600 local extras. The castle is situated on a small island at the end of La Caleta Beach,

where Halle Berry walks out of the sea in a bikini, wearing a white belt and a diving knife, just like Ursula Andres did in ‘Dr. No.’

After Bond comes through the window of the medical facility in Cuba, he grabs a few grapes as he did before making his exit from a room in the medical centre in ‘Thunderball’. The spot where Bond’s arrives in Cuba is ‘el Campo del Sur’ and the road he drives along goes to the Camposoto beach at San Fernando.


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PG15: 2016 - Drama film/Thriller - 2h 4m During World War II, intelligence officer Max Vatan (Brad Pitt) is stationed in North Africa where he encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Marion Cotillard) on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war.

Initial release: November 23, 2016 (USA) Director: Robert Zemeckis Showtimes: Sala 5: Cines IMF: Monday to Thursday 18.00 / Friday to Sunday 18.00 Admission 7:00€. Admit One Club Members 5.00€ Monday to Thursday. 5.00€ Monday and Wednesdays. Discounts for Carnet Joven, those over 65 and Carnet Universitario (except fiestas): 5.00€


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Caramel Apple Baked Brie And that was that. A base of crisp apple slices into a Tupperware dish and this delicious sweet and savoury dessert was ready to go. But feel free to also serve with your favourite crackers, if you’d like, and/or chop up the apples to sprinkle on top with the nuts. Lots of great choices to experiment with.

By Keith Nicol

I was about to head off to Ireland two weeks ago and rummaging through the fridge for a snack I came across some brie that I knew would not last until my return. Before I left we had a small party for Thanksgiving to attend with a few friends from the USA and looking for something quick and easy to make, a quick rummage around the kitchen for a few extra ingredients and I came up with Caramel Apple Baked Brie.

Ten-Minute Caramel Apple Baked Brie Eight to Ten Servings This delicious Caramel Apple Baked Brie recipe can be ready to go from start to finish in about ten minutes, and it's the perfect sweet and savoury appetizer for a party. Prep time: One minute: cook time: nine minutes: total time: ten-minutes.

December is a busy month. We have Spanish holidays and Red Days this week and Christmas is just around the corner, and it seems like every gathering I go to includes an invitation to bring some sort of food. And during a busy month, that doesn’t need to add extra stress to the day. So if you happen to be looking for an ultra-easy appetizer to serve (or bring along!) to holiday parties this year, here's one that works for me and you might like. You need just three simple ingredients, ten minutes of your time and it's easy-peasy to prepare. I had a quick poke around the fridge and my cabinets to see what I could serve with it and found a few nice apples and thus, this delicious idea was born. This Ten-Minute Caramel Apple Baked Brie recipe is super-easy to make with just Four ingredients, and it's the perfect appetizer for any party. But since then I've expanded the theme and made something equally delicious with other fruits such as cranberries, raspberries and Kiwis. Come up with your own ideas and have fun.

Ingredients: 1 wheel Happy Farms brie (but any wheel will do) 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans 1/3 cup caramel sauce, homemade or storebought 3 apples, cored and sliced

I just popped the wheel of brie on a baking sheet, sprinkled on some chopped walnuts that was also handy and baked it up in the oven until it was nice and warm and melty. And then while the brie was baking, I chopped up a bunch of fresh apples into slices. Once it was ready to go, I drizzled some caramel sauce over it, that we'd not used since the summer, which you can find in the baking or ice cream topping section or any major store.

Directions: Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper. Place brie on the baking sheet, and sprinkle the chopped walnuts evenly on top of the brie. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the brie is warmed through and starts to ooze out a bit. Cut up your apples while the brie is warming. Remove from heat, and drizzle the caramel sauce on top of the brie. Serve immediately with apples for dipping.


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A BBC Christmas

BBC Television invites viewers to celebrate Christmas 2016 in all its glory across BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Four, with a bountiful array of festive delights from the nation’s favourite shows, alongside all-star names in brand new content especially for the Christmas season. With Mary, Paul, Mel and Sue eager to taste some Christmas bakes in The Great Christmas Bake Off, the last ever episodes on the BBC; Mrs Brown turning into Scrooge and refusing to put up her Christmas tree; animated adventures and drama with Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes and Raymond Briggs’ Ethel And Ernest; brand new drama with

Agatha Christie’s The Witness For The Prosecution; glittering entertainment with Dame Shirley Bassey and David Walliams in a one-off special; stunning snow animals surviving the deepest of winters; The Nutcracker performed by the Royal Ballet; through to Eric Idle trying to educate everyone on the Universe, there is an abundance of Christmas specials for all the family to enjoy. Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content, says: "We've pulled out all the stops this Christmas to bring the nation together with a sparkling line-up of family favourites, brand new treats and festive specials on BBC Television. We are showcasing an unrivalled range of top quality comedy, drama, entertainment, factual and religious programmes across our channels that promise to deliver something for everyone." It is time for some of The Great British Bake Off’s memorable past contestants to dig out their

pinnies and re-enter the famous tent armed with their best festive recipes, as The Great Christmas Bake Off makes mouths water with its final ever episodes on the BBC. Brendan O’Carroll is back with more from Agnes

Brown and family, as the smash hit comedy Mrs Brown’s Boys once again brings laughs galore to two Christmas episodes. More fantastic comedy is in store as the Brockman family return, all grown up, with a festive edition of Outnumbered.

Hugh Bonneville swaps Downton Abbey for Walliams & Friend as he joins David Walliams in his hilarious sketch show, and Granville is back with the first in a new series of Still Open All Hours, starring Sir David Jason. More celebrated actors are set to grace brand new BBC drama this Christmas with the likes of Kim Cattrall, Andrea Riseborough, Toby Jones and David Haig joining forces in Agatha Christie’s tale, The Witness For The Prosecution. Bafta-winning writer Sally Wainwright pens new drama To Walk Invisible, which tells the story of the extraordinary Brontë women and the obstacles they faced to come from obscurity and produce some of the greatest novels of all time. The much anticipated return of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in Sherlock sees the nation’s favourite detective return to British soil. In New York, the Doctor is back on screen for the first time in a year, as Peter Capaldi joins forces with an investigative journalist and a superhero in a bid to save the city in brand new Dr Who The Return of Mysterio. Christmas isn’t complete without some showbiz sparkle. There’s nothing like a Dame and this year the BBC has exclusive insight into not one, but two of Britain’s finest talents, Dame Shirley Bassey and Dame Judi Dench. In David Walliams Celebrates Dame Shirley Bassey the iconic singer performs in a glittering night of glamour and entertainment, and documentary, Dame Judi Dench - All The World’s Her Stage, looks at the phenomenal career of one of the world’s most loved and decorated actresses. Sir Lenny Henry is also honoured with this year’s Bafta tribute, Sir Lenny Henry: A Life On Screen. The baubles are out for the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special, after the nation has chosen its champion for 2016 in the Strictly Come Dancing Grand Final, and more winners will be crowned on Sports Personality Of The Year and The Apprentice Final. It is also time to say farewell to Head Judge Len Goodman who hangs up his ‘seven’ paddle for the last time, with a look back on his Strictly career in Strictly Len Goodman (w/t). Among a raft of comedy and entertainment specials, Michael McIntyre’s Big Christmas Show gets a merry makeover full of Christmas cheer, as celebrity guests - along with comedians Catherine Tate and Harry Enfield - join in the fun at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Whereas theatre of an altogether different kind is in store, as Peter Pan Goes Wrong delights audiences with Mischief Theatre’s comedy of errors, narrated by David Suchet. Jonathan Creek is back with a macabre mystery to solve, and there will be more laughs on BBC One as Mr Khan experiences his own festive It’s a Khanderful Life. Over on BBC Two Professor Brian

Cox tries to explain The Entire Universe amid an elaborate amateur dramatics musical theatre production from Eric Idle’s Rutland Weekend Television. And the house robots deck the halls in two Robot Wars Christmas specials, alongside some celebrity guests. For music lovers, Top Of The Pops once again returns on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, as does Jools Holland with his annual Hootenanny. BBC One will present the annual fireworks display to see out 2016 along with a headlining concert from one of the UK’s biggest stars, and BBC Two celebrates a Gospel Christmas with US jazz singer Gregory Porter and West End star Beverley Knight. Bruno Tonioli and broadcaster Suzy Klein present West Side Stories, a celebration of the iconic musical ahead of its 60th anniversary. Marigold Hotel On Tour heads to Florida and Tokyo; the Royal Institute Lectures on BBC Four tackle 'fuelling the future' with Saiful Islam, Professor of Materials Chemistry at the University of Bath; and James May returns for Reassembler. Viewers can also experience life manning the engine of the most famous steam train in slow TV special, Flying Scotsman: From The Footplate. The arts are celebrated this festive season, with Darcey Bussell looking for Margot Fonteyn; the Royal Ballet production of The Nutcracker, with a tribute to choreographer and director Sir Peter Wright to coincide with his 90th birthday; revered author Alan Bennett opening up his diaries, and Glyndebourne Festival 2016 featuring on BBC Four alongside the New Year’s Day concert from Vienna. BBC Three will make you think and laugh this Christmas with box sets of some of BBC Three’s best shows, including Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag, Tom Davis’ Murder In Successville, hit dramas Thirteen and Barracuda, documentaries including Drugs Map Of Britain and American High School. And, as an extra bonus, box sets of some BBC Three classics including Being Human and Bad Education. Merry Christmas from the BBC.


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Don’t Take A Risk With Drink-Driving This Christmas then make arrangements to get home. A £20 taxi fare is definitely worth every penny for your peace of mind. And if you prefer to drive, then stay on soft drinks. “Finally, do be aware that alcohol takes time to be expelled from your system. Just because you’ve been to sleep does not mean you’re safe to drive next morning. That’s why around one in six of all positive breath tests are provided ‘the morning after’”. Follow GEM on Twitter @MotoringAssist for the latest industry news.

By Keith Nicol UK based Road Safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is urging drivers to make safety their priority this Christmas and not to take any risks with alcohol. The advice comes as official figures show there has been no decline in the number of people killed through drinkdriving in recent years. An average of 240 people are killed in the UK through drink-driving each year, a figure that has remained unchanged since 2010 (source: Department for Transport). GEM road safety officer Neil Worth commented: “It is unacceptable that drink-drive deaths have not reduced. The time is now absolutely right for a reduction in the limit, which we believe will give a strong and clear message to anyone still willing to take a risk by drinking and then driving.” Latest UK Government figures show there were more than 607,000 breath tests conducted in England and Wales (2014), of which 67,000 were positive or refusals. The legal limit in England and Wales is 35 micrograms (μg) of alcohol in 100ml of breath. In Scotland the limit changed in December

2014 and is now 22μg. This is equivalent to a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.8 in England and Wales and 0.5 in Scotland. The penalty for a first drinkdriving offence is a minimum 12-month ban, a fine of up to £2,500, and even a prison sentence of up to six months. Refusal to provide a specimen carries the same penalty. Neil Worth continued: “Don’t ever take a risk with drink-driving. If you’re going out for a few drinks,

Regarding driving in Spain, the RAC note that the Legal limit here for drivers of private vehicles and cyclists is 0.05%, the same as in Scotland. After a traffic accident, all road users have to undergo a breath test. A driver (or cyclist or even someone jaywalking who is the cause of an accident) suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or who has committed a traffic offence must undergo a breath test for alcohol or a saliva test for drugs. If he/she refuses, the vehicle may be immobilised by the police, a 1 to 4-year suspension of the driving permit may be imposed, and he/she may receive a prison sentence of 6 months to 1 year, plus a large fine. Just stay safe and sensible and don't Drink and Drive.


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Travel

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Carnival Vista Launches Year-Round Service from PortMiami and Cozumel, while a mix of different eight-day itineraries visit some of the Caribbean’s most sought-after destinations, including Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Kitts, St. Maarten and La Romana (Dominican Republic).

PortMiami welcomed Carnival Cruise Line’s newest, largest and most innovative ship, Carnival Vista, when it arrived last weekend to kick off a year-round schedule of six- and eightday cruises to the Caribbean. To officially welcome Carnival Vista to its Miami homeport, Carnival Vista Captain Stefano Battinelli and PortMiami Assistant Director Fred Wong participated in a traditional maritime plaque exchange prior to the ship’s inaugural departure from Miami.

As the line’s newest ship, Carnival Vista takes cruising to new heights, introducing groundbreaking features such as SkyRide, a suspended open-air cycling experience; the world’s first IMAX® Theatre on a ship; Kaleid-OSlide, the line’s first water tube slide, part of the ship’s massive WaterWorks aqua park; and the RedFrog Pub & Brewery featuring the first brewery on a North American-based cruise ship. “Miami has been our home since our company’s inception in 1972 and homeporting the new Carnival Vista here not only provides consumers with a convenient homeport with renovated facilities and numerous operational enhancements but speaks volumes about our confidence in growing this important market,” said Christine Duffy, Carnival’s president.

“We are thankful for Carnival Cruise Line’s continued growth at PortMiami,” said Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “The arrival of new and innovative cruise ships such as Carnival Vista helps solidify our place as a global hub for travel and tourism, vital to the continual growth and development of our community.” “It’s an exciting day at PortMiami,” said PortMiami Director/CEO Juan M. Kuryla. “There’s no doubt that the arrival of the Carnival Vista, Carnival Cruise Line’s newest and largest cruise ship, represents a new vacation option for passengers sailing out of the Cruise Capital of the World. We’re grateful to have this opportunity, and we look forward to continue strengthening our partnership with Carnival,” he added. Island-Intensive Caribbean Cruises from Miami Carnival Vista kicked off its new schedule from PortMiami with a special six-day cruise to Grand Turk, Ocho Rios and Nassau that departed yesterday. The ship will then launch a year-round schedule of six- and eight-day cruises beginning with an eight-day voyage departing Dec. 3, 2016. Six-day cruises feature Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman

The ship will also offer a combination of onetime voyages, including a five-day cruise departing Dec. 11 and seven-day voyages departing Dec. 17 and 24, 2016, that offer an exciting selection of ports including the Caribbean’s newest destination, Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic, as well as Mahogany Bay, Grand Turk, Belize, San Juan, St. Thomas and Cozumel, depending on the itinerary. In addition to visiting

breathtaking Caribbean destinations, guests can experience all the Carnival Vista has to offer – from the colorful Havana area with tropics-inspired staterooms and suites and Family Harbor with special accommodations and a new family concierge to delicious choices like Seafood Shack and new al fresco options at the Fahrenheit 555 steakhouse, Bonsai Sushi and Cherry On Top, featuring a mixed-to-order premium ice cream bar.


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New Ancient City Discovered The BBC report that archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed what they describe as a city that dates back more than 7,000 years, containing houses, tools, pottery and huge graves. It lies by the river Nile, close to the Temple of Seti the First in Abydos. Experts say the size of the 15 newly discovered graves indicates the high social standing of those buried. It is believed the city was home to important officials and tomb builders and would have flourished during early-era ancient Egyptian times.

metal and stone.

Experts say the find could be a boost for Egypt's struggling tourism industry which has been in the doldrums since President Hosni Mubarak was overthrown in 2011. A sarcophagus containing a millennia-old mummy which was found by Spanish archaeologists near the southern Egyptian town of

It comes at a time when the country is trying reenergise its hugely important tourism industry, which has suffered badly as a result of protracted political turmoil. Officials quoted in the Egypt Independent said the discovery was made by an archaeological mission that belongs to the country's Antiquities Ministry, and not a foreign group.

But the BBC's Middle East analyst Alan Johnston says that most significant is the discovery of the huge graves. It is believed that this location was home to important officials and tomb builders who may have been engaged in the construction of royal graves in the nearby sacred city of Abydos - a place of many temples, and a capital in an early period of ancient Egyptian history. The rich discovery is exciting news, our correspondent says, and not just for modern Egypt's archaeologists.

Luxor on 13 November. 2016. Archaeological sites near Luxor and elsewhere in Egypt have struggled to attract visitors amid continued political uncertainty. Archaeologists have made a range of finds in the newly-discovered city including buildings, shards of pottery and tools made of

The best airports in the world in 2016 revealed

Several airports in the world are now ready to provide adjustments and facilities similar to those of large hotels, with important facilities turning them into luxury destinations on their own. Nowadays, airports are the right places for shopping, eating in restaurants offering invaluable experiences for passengers preparing to come on-board. There are some airports around the world who have led this experience to another level and The Independent magazine made the list of best airports in the world.

International Airport the Singapore-Changi - It is easy to understand why Singapore airport is voted frequently as the best in the world if considering that it has gardens, an entertainment centre and passengers can even use hot tubs. Located on the rooftop there are poolside bars and showers. Access to these facilities is allowed in exchange for 19 euro, but to play on X Box and watch the movies is free. There are green spaces where you can walk and relax while you're waiting for the next flight, were on

cactus gardens, along with water lilies, sunflowers and orchids, even butterflies can be seen. Incheon International Airport, located in Incheon, 48 kilometres west of Seoul, is the largest and busiest airport in South Korea and one of the largest in the world. The airport provides not only the pleasure of going shopping, but also the opportunity to go to the casino or play golf on a specially arranged location. In the airport there is a museum, and performances are held daily. Perhaps the most amazing part of the airport is the Ice Forest, which has an ice rink open all year round. Munich Airport is located 28,5km northeast of Munich, Bavaria. The airport lies on territories of four municipalities: Freising, Oberding, Hallbergmoos and Marzling. The airport provides multiple ways to relax for passengers waiting for their plane. For those who want a drink there is a garden where beer is served. For 15 years, Airbrau serves beer produced on site, there are three types: Fliegerquell, Kumulus, and Jetstream. A mug of German beer costs 2.70 euros.


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Ray's Rant: A Changing Europe By Ray Kearney What strange times we live in now. Everything is so different. In the mid 70’s we were so happy to be part of Europe. We had an identity which was more out-going, liberating and less steeped in traditional (biased) history. We became more cosmopolitan, more tolerant, more openminded, and more European. During the first 3½ decades as Europeans we enjoyed a surge in personal wealth, improved infrastructure and a buoyant economy. The downside of the EEC (EU) was inflation with supermarket prices increasing daily and the huge increase in the cost of property. As time went by countries like Ireland seemed to embrace their new European identity, maybe to escape the rigid intolerances of previous decades, so the Irish became model Europeans. They shed, not only their catholic leprechaun image but they saw Europe as a means to drop the imperialistic ways of their British dominated past. Along with the UK they accepted monetary decimalisation and dropped pounds, shillings and pence, pints and gallons were replaced by litres. The Irish readily accepted kilos instead of pounds and kilometres instead of miles. Road signs were changed at the first opportunity to accommodate European ways. Here is where the differences began; the British hierarchy were slow to move away from the “institutions” of their imperial past. After centuries of Britain imposing their rule on “the colonies” they became uncomfortable with the new European

ways. The British government refused to move from their imperial miles, inches and pounds. Then they resisted joining the Euro. They blamed Europe for their immigration problems even though the 1960’s were fraught with these problems (ref. Enoch Powell). The UK had input into the laws and policies of Europe but in 2016, in a very unfair way, Europe was blamed for the immigration problems of the UK. The changes that the “leave” voters have inflicted on their “remain” countrymen/women are confusing and unclear. Nobody can tell the future. To be fair and clear, the British Government did not impose leaving Europe on the British people but since the referendum they have embraced it with reckless imperialistic fervour last seen in the Falkland’s war. Right and wrong, misinformation and accuracy seems to be totally irrelevant to them. Alternate options don’t seem to get a second

glance. Businesspeople, lawmakers and elected MP’s in parliament are ignored. Is the “charge of the light brigade” the model being used by the current British government? There are some things we can predict if government bull-headedness is not checked. It will certainly be more difficult for British people to live abroad than before. UK inflation will increase due to the weakness of the pound sterling. Travel and holiday costs will increase. The value of a British pension will plummet. Pensioners have already lost 20% of their pensions, seriously affecting living standards. British expats will be unable to stand or vote in local elections ending the influence of parties like Claro unless they join with a Spanish party where they can have some influence. Meanwhile Irish eyes are smiling and looking forward to their Scottish and Northern Irish cousins finding a way to stay European.


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White Christmas By Bing Crosby Album: Christmas Carols Released: 1942 This 8-line song that paints a picture of holiday nostalgia was written by Irving Berlin for the 1942 movie Holiday Inn, where Bing Crosby sings it from the perspective of a New Yorker stranded in sunny California during Christmas. Crosby recorded a version of the song for release as a single with the Kim Darby Singers and the John Scott Trotter Orchestra on May 29, 1942 - a few months before the movie hit theatres. At the advice of Bing's record producer Jack Kapp, this original first verse was excised as it made no sense outside of the context of the film. Now starting with the familiar, "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas," the song became a huge hit, going to #1 on the Billboard chart (measuring sales) in October, and staying in the top spot for 11 weeks, taking it through the first two weeks of 1943. This won the Academy Award for Best Song of 1942. A perennial seller for an entire generation, the song is by far the biggest-selling Christmas song of all time. The original Drifters with Clyde McPhatter as their lead vocalist recorded their Doo-Wop version in November 1953. It hit #2 on the R&B

charts in 1954, and made the Pop charts in 1955. The deep bass-tenor voice you hear on this version was Bill Pinkney, who was an early member of the group. By 1954, this song was a holiday favourite, and that year Paramount Pictures released a movie called White Christmas to tie in with it. Crosby starred in the film along with Danny Kaye, and of course performed his famous song. Elvis Presley recorded this song in 1957 along with other holiday standards for his Elvis' Christmas Album. Most songwriters dream of having Elvis record their songs, but Irving Berlin spoke out against the King's cover, calling it a "profane parody of his cherished yuletide standard" and claiming that his staff was ordered to call radio stations and ask them not to play it. There's a chance that Berlin was simply drumming up publicity for his song, as there was nothing all that offensive about the Elvis version, and The Drifters had already done an R&B version. Elvis doing Christmas songs did rub some people the wrong way, but much of the controversy was

manufactured, helping Elvis' Christmas Album stay at #1 for an amazing five weeks in late 1957 and early 1958. Phil Spector put this as the first track on his 1963 Christmas album A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector, which was unfortunately released on November 22, 1963 - the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Spector had Darlene Love sing this one, and he used many of his favorite Los Angeles session musicians on the album, including a then unknown Cher. The sessions were notoriously difficult, with Cher explaining, "Philip was just insane about the Christmas album. We just never left the studio. I mean, you went home to take a shower, you came back. We didn't go home for six weeks, we just were there. I had just turned 17, and I'm thinking, How are all these old people doing this? I am dying, I can hardly drag myself outta bed. How are these old guys doing it?" Lady Gaga recorded a jazzy version for her 2011 A Very Gaga Holiday EP. Her take includes an original verse in which she jokes, "O.K., I suppose it's not very white outside yet." Many popular artists have recorded this song, but since 1963, only one has charted in the US: Michael Bolton. He make #73 with his 1992 rendition. Andy Williams released this song on his very first Christmas album (there were eight total), The Andy Williams Christmas Album in 1963, which also debuted his own enduring holiday classic "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year." His version of "White Christmas" also became the #1 selling Christmas single that year.


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This Day In Music: December 3rd 1955, Elvis Presley's first release on RCA Victor Records was announced. The first two songs ‘Mystery Train’ and ‘I Forgot to Remember to Forget’ had been purchased from Sam Phillips of Sun Records. Elvis was described by his new record company as 'The most talked about personality in recorded music in the last 10 years.'

from its moorings. The pig, nicknamed Algie, was being photographed for the forthcoming Pink Floyd Animals album cover. The Civil Aviation Authority issued a warning to all pilots that a flying pig was on the run, and the pig eventually crashed into a barn in Godmersham, Kent, where the farmer complained of his cows being scared by the incident.

1956, Guy Mitchell was at No.1 on the US singles chart with his version of 'Singing The Blues', which spent nine weeks at the top of the charts. Two other charting versions of the song were released almost simultaneously with Mitchell's, one by UK singer Tommy Steele (with the Steelmen) and the other by US country singer Marty Robbins.

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1961, Brian Epstein invited The Beatles into his office to discuss the possibility of becoming their manager. John Lennon, George Harrison and Pete Best arrived late for the 4pm meeting, (they had been drinking at the Grapes pub in Matthew Street), but Paul McCartney was not with them, because, as Harrison explained, he had just got up and was "taking a bath".

1966, British act The New Vaudeville Band started a three-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Winchester Cathedral'. A No.4 hit in the UK. 1966, Ray Charles was given a five year suspended prison sentence and a $10,000 fine after being convicted of possessing heroin and marijuana.

1964, The Rolling Stones had their second UK No.1 single with their version of 'Little Red Rooster'. The Stones had recorded the song at Chess Studios in Chicago, the same studios where Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters and Little Walter had recorded their blues classics. 1965, Rolling Stone Keith Richards was knocked unconscious by an electric shock on stage at the Memorial Hall In Sacramento, California, when his

1965, The Beatles set out on what would be their last ever UK tour at Glasgow's Odeon Cinema. Also on the bill, The Moody Blues, The Koobas and Beryl Marsden. The last show was at Cardiff's Capitol Cinema on 12th December just nine days later.

1966, The Monkees made their live debut at the International Arena, Honolulu. 1969, The Rolling Stones recorded 'Brown Sugar' at Muscle Shoals studios. The single went on to be a UK & US No.1. The song was written by Mick Jagger with Marsha Hunt in mind; Hunt was Jagger's secret girlfriend and mother of his first child Karis. 1976, A giant 40ft inflatable pig could be seen floating above London, England after breaking free

1976, An attempt was made on Bob Marley's life when seven gunmen burst into his Kingston home injuring Marley his wife Rita and manager Don Taylor, the attack was believed to be politically motivated. 1976, An estimated three and a half million people applied for ABBA's forthcoming British Albert Hall concerts, there were just over 11 thousand tickets available. 1977, Wings started a nine-week run at No.1 in the UK with 'Mull Of Kintyre'. The first single to sell over 2 million copies in the UK, (it was co-written by Denny Laine who sold his rights to the song when he became bankrupt). 1979, A concert by The Who at The Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, turned to disaster when 11 members of the audience were trampled to death after a stampede to claim unreserved seats, another 26 fans were injured. The concert was using 'festival seating' where seats are available on a first comefirst served basis. When the waiting fans outside the Coliseum heard the band performing a late sound check, they thought that the concert was beginning and tried to rush into the still-closed doors.


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Jimmy Buffett's Classic Albums

Jimmy Buffett's classic albums, 'Songs You Know By Heart' and 'A-1-A,' have been released back on vinyl via Geffen/UMe, making the timeless records available for the first time in decades on the format they were originally released on. Jimmy's beloved greatest hits album, Songs You Know By Heart, has remained a perennial favourite since it was released in 1985 and has sold more than seven million copies.

music," the record is filled with the breezy, laid-back melodies and songs of surf, sun and good times that Jimmy has become known around the world for. From the carefree, autobiographical romp of "Life Is Just A Tire Swing" to the twangy, tongue-incheek "Door Number Three," written with Steve Goodman, to the topical shuffle of "Migration," it's easy to hear why the album is considered one of Jimmy's best.

Buoyed by his trademark single, "Margaritaville," its success acknowledged at the time of release with the winking subtitle, Jimmy Buffett's Greatest Hit(s), the album collects some of the songwriter's best known songs including "Cheeseburger In Paradise," "A Pirate Looks At Forty," "Come Monday" and "Son Of A Son Of A Sailor." These iconic tunes have become a part of our collective memory and fixtures in Jimmy's sold-out concert tours. The album is a perfect primer for those just discovering Jimmy or for Parrotheads that want to replace their worn out copy.

Jimmy also has a brand new Christmas record guaranteed to get you in the holiday mood. Tis The SeaSon, released October 28 on Mailboat Records, features many classic Christmas favourites, as well as three new songs written especially for the album. The 13-track record also includes an updated Parrothead version of "The 12 Days Of Christmas."

Jimmy's fifth album, A-1-A, named for the beach access road that runs on and off U.S. 1 in Florida, was released in 1974. Described by All Music Guide as one of his "classic '70s albums that established his persona," and "a perfect introduction to his

Singer/songwriter/author Jimmy Buffett has become a legend of popular culture as the composer of such classic songs as "Margaritaville," "Come Monday" and "Cheeseburger In Paradise." He has recorded over fifty albums, most of which have gone gold, platinum or multi-platinum. His sold-out concert tours are an annual rite of summer for his legions of fans, affectionately known as Parrotheads, many of whom are professionals by day and who dress in spectacular and outrageous tropical outfits and headwear when Jimmy comes to town.

Born in the Gulf Coast town of Pascagoula, Mississippi, he was raised in Mobile, Alabama. He is a fourth-generation sailor and fisherman, a pilot, a surfer, and a frequent traveler to remote and exotic places of the world, having become addicted to National Geographic magazine as a child. The lyrics to many of his songs are influenced by his travels all over the globe. As a best-selling author, he is one of only nine authors in the history of the New York Times Bestseller List to have reached #1 on both their fiction and nonfiction lists. Jimmy has received two Grammy nominations, numerous Country Music Association awards and was the recipient of one of the nation's highest songwriting honours when he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame. And now Jimmy is heading into the Theatre world. The idea of turning Margaritaville into a musical has been percolating for quite a while but now it's gearing up to make its debut. The musical will have its world premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse, in La Jolla, California, in May 2017. It will feature the music and lifestyle of Jimmy Buffett, from an original story, and includes both new songs and the most-loved Buffett classics. Speaking of Buffett classics, the most famous of them all, "Margaritaville" has been inducted into the 2016 Grammy Hall of Fame for its cultural and historic significance. Only those recordings that have influenced and inspired both music creators and fans for generations are considered for this most special honour.


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The Back Stage Interview with Rain O’Connor Who are you and what do you do? Singer and Karaoke host, originally from Ireland but now living and performing in the Orihuela Costa area. My main genres are Pop, Rock and Roll, Irish and Country. How did you start in the business? I've always loved singing since my school days and I used to sing in trad sessions back in Ireland. I got thrown in at the deep end one evening covering a karaoke night and loved it so I started learning from there. After a lot of encouragement from friends, family and other entertainers I got the confidence to do it for a living. What would you be doing if you were not an entertainer? I qualified as a photographer about ten years ago so I would be taking photos of entertainers as that is what I did before. As an entertainer who has been your biggest influence? Freddie Mercury and Tina Turner are my absolute musical heroes, in general I tend to look at performers who have been around a long time and whose music is still as popular as ever. But for the type entertainer I am, I look to the likes of Philomena Begley, Mary Black and Nathan Carter for inspiration. I started out doing pop, with a bit of soft rock and Motown mixed in there, but Irish Country and the Show bands are very popular in the part of Ireland that I’m from and I grew up

listening to that style so it seemed the natural route for me to take. I was very lucky that my parents have such varied tastes in music that I was exposed to lots of different influences. Do you ever get nervous or have you suffered stage fright? I used to be terrified when I first started out, but the more I worked the more confident I became. I still get a healthy dose of nerves though which just makes me work harder to give a better performance. What was your best moment? I couldn't pick out a best moment as I absolutely love what I do, but when the audience get up dancing, or when a person thanks you because you sang something which is special to them, that is a fantastic feeling. I also get to see hear some fantastic singers when hosting karaoke, I even had some of the cast of Cats at a gig a few weeks ago. I also love surprising family and friends when they come to visit as most of them never heard me sing before. What has been your worst moment? When I was starting out so many things went wrong with my gear it was terrifying and it could have made me think twice about this as a career but it had the opposite affect and made me work harder and it improved my performance as I had to learn how to communicate well with the audience.

What’s the best piece of advice you have received or would give someone starting out in the business? Look after your voice and your gear and work hard putting the preparation into your gigs. Vary your repertoire and play to the audience, to make sure they are enjoying it. A lot of entertainers play the same sets over and over, and no matter how good you are it becomes boring for a regular audience, but I’m constantly learning new songs and I have never played the same set twice. As for Karaoke it takes a lot of guts for some people to get up and sing in public so give them lots of encouragement so they enjoy the experience and want to do it again. Also enjoy yourself and remember how lucky you are to be doing a job you love. Any little anecdotes or interesting stories? A. Loads of funny things have happened on the karaoke nights. When I first started out a friend of mine was singing a tune but the track sounded strange and slowed down and sped up of its own accord, the poor fella kept singing in sync with the track and sang high pitched when the track sped up and deepened his voice when it slowed down, we couldn't have planned it if we tried. The whole bar was in stitches but he turned to me at the end and said 'its ok I don't think anyone noticed'. Everyone had tears running down their face laughing. People still laugh about it now, I still have a regular gig in that bar and my mate still sings at it and he's a karaoke hero Rain O’Connor is can be booked direct at Artistsdirect-spain.com

After Hours at the AULD DUBLINER The Auld Dubliner is at Lomas Cabo Roig on the roundabout. Contact them on 602 436 455 and find out what they have going on at whatsoncostablanca.com/aulddubliner

However we are looking to do breakfasts and lunches in the summer. We had a part-time chef with us last summer and we’re hoping he’ll come back to us this year.

Tell us about yourselves My name is Damien and I am originally from Ireland where I spent over 30 years as a college lecturer in engineering and construction. I own and run the Auld Dubliner bar in Lomas Cabo Roig and have been living in Spain for 4 years.

What’s your favourite dish on the menu? Going back to last summer our chef did a lovely steak pie with chips. It was basic but really tasty.

What made you open a bar? The opportunity arose to buy a well-established business along with my brother-in-law so we went for it. 2 years ago he wanted to move on so I continued alone. Now it is me plus my loyal staff Catherine, Donall and Rain. Where did the inspiration for the name come from? Well I may be ‘auld’ but I’m not from Dublin. However the bar was already long-established and was wellknown by that name so I saw no reason to change it. Who does the cooking? And how would you describe your style? At this time (winter) we are just doing sandwiches and snacks.

Favourite day of the week? At this time of year definitely Saturday as there is so much going on. We show sports during the afternoon, including premier league football then in the evening we have karaoke with our resident host Sammy Starr. Always good fun. There

are a couple of things I should add. One is that one of our staff members, Rain O’Connor, is a brilliant singer and entertainer in her own right and regularly hosts karaoke and entertainment nights here in the summertime. Leading on from that we step up the entertainment considerably during the summer months providing live entertainment or karaoke 7 nights a week in high season. This year we hope to include musical theme nights once a month or so; such as country nights, songs from films and musicals etc. Any interesting tales? Well despite the fact that we are very popular with

holidaymakers during the summer we are first and foremost a community bar catering for the residents in our area. We are used to some of our regulars having loads to drink (always behaving themselves I must add) and then stumbling out having forgotten to pay their bar bill. We never worry because we always know they’ll be back - anxiously asking if they’ve forgotten to pay. The amusing thing is that sometimes they come back in the next day apologizing for forgetting to settle up and then hearing us tell them that it was ok as they actually HAD paid the night before. One of our summer residents comes in every day for breakfast. “Breakfast” consists, without fail, of a Smirnoff Ice followed by 2 Sambuca’s. Amazing thing is he never seems to get drunk!


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Coastrider Gig Guide Grace Coghlan

Red Strokes 10:00pm Snowblind Slieven's Irish Bar, Cabo Roig Sat 3 Dec Thu 8 Dec 3:00pm The Streeters The Village Inn, Sucina 7:30pm Terry Hart L & A Familia, La Florida 8:00pm Rob Roberts La Manzana Sidreria, Dona Pepa 8:00pm Andy Winwood Pimientos, San Miguel de La Salinas 8:30pm Shanie Vaughan Sports Bar, Playa Flamenca 8:30pm Shirelle La Manga Camping, La Manga 9:00pm Tony Capaldi Bar Papillon, Torreta 2 9:00pm Elvis The Legend Bar Med, Puerto de Mazarron 9:00pm Andy Jones Inn at the Green, Entre Naranjos 9:30pm Roz McQuillan Alioth, Playa Flamenca 10:00pm Snowblind Slieven's Irish Bar, Cabo Roig 10:00pm Steve Clark The Priory, El Galan Sun 4 Dec 2:00pm Terry Hart Sunrise, Playa Flamenca 5:00pm Bee The Orange Bar, Entre Naranjos 6:00pm Tony Capaldi Cafe De Toppers, Benijofar 9:00pm Shanie Vaughan The New Porterhouse, Altos del Limonar 9:30pm Roxy Alfie's Bar, Lomas Cabo Roig 11:00pm Drew Clark - The Trinty, Cabo Roig Mon 5 Dec 1:00pm Terry Hart Alfie's Place, La Zenia 7:00pm Roz McQuillan St. James Gate, Torreta 2 9:30pm Duo Zodiac Rio Connection Bar, Benidorm 10:30pm Martin Kay Cabaroke Celtic Drop, Playa Flamenca

4:00pm"Guitar Heroes" Show Manor House, Paredon 8:00pm Sharni Draculas, Calpe 9:00pm Duo Zodiac Hotel Rio Park, Benidorm 9:00pm Christmas Variety Show - New Tavern, San Miguel 10:00pm "Guitar Heroes" Show Lansdowne, Playa Flamenca 10:00pm Andy Winwood The Kvikk Baren, Torre La Mata

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11:00pm Drew Clark - The Trinty, Cabo Roig Tue 6 Dec 5:00pm Sugar 'n Spice Washington Bar, San Luis 9:00pm "Guitar Heroes" Show Hen's Teeth, Villamartin Plaza 9:30pm Martin Kay Cabaroke Pablo's, Playa Flamenca 10:30pm Duo Zodiac Tower Lounge, Benidorm Wed 7 Dec 8:00pm Las Vegas Christmas Show (Andy Jones & Lynden B) Sports Complex, La Marina 8:30pm Duo Zodiac Hotel Helios, Benidorm 8:30pm Dan Davy Fuegos, La Fuente 8:30pm Tony Capaldi Sports Bar, Torretas 2 9:00pm Rain O'Connor Spanglish, Balsicas 9:00pm Roz McQuillan the New Porterhouse, Altos Del Limonar 9:00pm "Guitar Heroes" Show Bar Trevi, Camposol

7:30pm Saxy Johan Restaurant Panache, Cabo Roig 8:30pm Dave the Hat Park Inn, Quesada 9:00pm Rob Roberts Rusty Nail, Campoverde 9:00pm Roz McQuillan Durty Nelly's, Torrevieja 9:00pm Tony Capaldi Timo & Treff's Bistro, Playa Flamenca 9:00pm Terry Hart Busters Bar, Playa Flamenca 9:00pm Sharni Cooper Rusty's, Benitachell 9:00pm Shanie Vaughan The New Porterhouse, Altos Del Limonar 9:00pm Rob Roberts The Rusty Nail, Campoverde 9:00pm Lynden B Inn at the Green, Entre Naranjos 9:00pm Drew Clark - Princess Lounge, Punta Prima 9:30pm "Guitar Heroes" Show Bar Amigos, San Pedro de la Pinatar 11:00pm Martin Kay Cabaroke New Priory, El Galan Acts and Artists: would you like to see your gigs promoted in the gig guide? Contact Artists Direct at: info@artistsdirect-spain.com or 966784456


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Andrew Sachs dies at 86

The actor, Andrew Sachs, who starred as hapless Spanish waiter Manuel in the beloved 1970s sitcom Fawlty Towers, passed away in a care home last week. He died at the age of 86, according to reports.

Fawlty Towers ran for two series between 1975 and 1979. His wife Melody said he had been diagnosed with vascular dementia four years ago, but his condition had rapidly deteriorated in the days before his death. "My heart has been broken every day for a long time," Mrs Sachs told the Daily Mail. "It wasn't until the very end that it got very bad. He couldn't speak because he had vascular dementia that means that you lose your speech but you don't lose your mind."

Sachs was born in Berlin in 1930, and his family moved to England when he was eight years old to escape the Nazi persecution of Jews. His wife of 57 years, Melody, cared for him throughout his illness. They had three children. Comedian Sir Tony Robinson, who starred in Blackadder, wrote on Twitter: "So sad that Andrew Sachs has died. A true friend and a kindred spirit. I still have the wonderful baby pictures he took of my children. RIP." And Samuel West, whose mother Prunella Scales starred alongside Sachs in Fawlty Towers, said: "Creator of one of our most beloved EU migrants. Such warmth and wit; impossible to think of him without smiling." On 25 October 2008, the BBC apologised to Sachs and his

agent after they had been informed that comedian Russell Brand and presenter Jonathan Ross had made several obscene phone calls to Sachs during an episode of The Russell Brand Show recorded on 16 October and broadcast two days later, on which Sachs had agreed to appear. Both presenters had left explicit messages on Sachs' telephone answering

machine stating that Russell Brand had had sex with his granddaughter, Georgina Baillie (a member of Burlesque dance group Satanic Sluts Extreme). Gordon Brown, then the Prime Minister, criticised Ross and Brand's actions, saying that it was "clearly inappropriate and unacceptable behaviour", and the television watchdog, Ofcom, launched an inquiry into the matter. Afterwards, Brand and Controller of Radio 2 Lesley Douglas resigned, with Ross soon suspended. In February 2014, Sachs was interviewed by the BBC about his autobiography. He spoke of how the

scandal still affects him. Sachs has also said that the calls caused a family rift and that Sachs and his wife rarely talk to Georgina. At the time, Sachs told reporters he did not want to take the matter to the police, adding: "These two are performers, I'm a performer, and sometimes it goes very wrong and it's up to them to do better." On his role of Manuel, Sachs said in 2014: "It was just a part I was playing and people seemed to laugh." Manuel's most famous line in the 12-episode sitcom was "I know nothing" and the waiter was regularly hit by John Cleese's character, Basil Fawlty. "I never got upset when he hit me," Sachs said in 2014. "He's my friend, I must say yes, yes [it hurt], several times, more than once."


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07:00 Mighty Joe Young (1949) 08:30 Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2011)

14:00 BBC News; Weather

10:00 Natural World (R)

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17:30 Final Score 18:25 Celebrity Mastermind (R)

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18:55 BBC News

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14:30 Rebecca (1940)

19:10 Pointless Celebrities (R) 20:00 Strictly Come Dancing 21:00 Michael McIntyre's Big

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19:00 International Rugby

22:50 The National Lottery

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23:00 Mock the Week (R)

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23:30 The Dresser (R)

07:00 Are You Smarter Than a 10 Year Old? (R) 08:00 Ashley Banjo's Secret Street Crew (R) 09:00 Game Changers (R) 09:30 Premier League World 10:00 The Fantasy Football Club (R) 11:00 Soccer AM 12:30 Futurama (R) 13:30 Futurama (R) 14:30 Modern Family (R) 15:30 Modern Family (R) 16:30 Modern Family (R) 17:00 Harry Hill's Tea-Time (R) 17:30 Yonderland (R) 18:00 Supergirl (R) 19:00 The Flash (R) 20:00 The Simpsons (R) 21:00 Landscape Artist of the Year 22:30 David Attenborough's Natural History Museum (R)

02:15 Old Grey Whistle Test: Reggae Concert from the Edinburgh Festival (R) 03:00 Sounds of the 70s (R) 03:30 How Quizzing Got Cool: TV's Brains of Britain (R) 04:30 Close 20:00 A Timewatch Guide (R) 21:00 Egypt's Lost Queens (R) 22:00 Modus 22:45 Modus 23:30 Top of the Pops: 1982 00:10 Top of the Pops: 1982 00:45 Reggae at the BBC (R)

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07:00 Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids (R) 07:10 Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids (R) 07:20 Dino Dan: Trek's Adventures (R) 07:35 Signed Stories (R) 07:40 Thunderbirds Are Go 08:00 Super 4 (R) 08:15 Oddbods (R) 08:25 Scrambled! 08:30 Nerds & Monsters (R) 08:50 Horrid Henry (R) 09:10 Looped 09:30 Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! 10:05 Adventure Time (R) 10:25 ITV News 10:30 Carry On Girls (1973) 12:10 All Star Family Fortunes 12:55 ITV News and Weather 13:05 Judge Rinder (R) 14:05 Cash Trapped (R) 15:05 St Trinian's (2007) 17:00 Thunderbirds Are Go 17:20 The Chase (R) 18:25 ITV News London 18:40 ITV News and Weather 19:00 Tipping Point: Lucky Stars 20:00 Meet the Parents 21:00 The X Factor 22:30 I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! 23:35 ITV News and Weather 23:49 ITV London Weather 23:50 10,000 BC (2008)

07:10 Gillette World Sport

22:00 Now You See Me (2013)

07:00 Milkshake! Monkey (R) 07:10 Peppa Pig (R) 07:15 Angelina Ballerina (R) 07:25 Bob the Builder (R) 07:40 Wanda and the Alien (R) 07:50 Zack and Quack (R) 08:00 Seaside Antics (R) 08:05 Fireman Sam (R) 08:15 Pip Ahoy! (R) 08:35 Little Princess (R) 08:50 Paw Patrol (R) 09:10 Blaze and the Monster Machines 09:35 Noddy in Toyland (R) 09:55 Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom (R) 10:05 Shimmer and Shine (R) 10:30 Peppa Pig (R) 10:50 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (R) 11:25 The Gadget Show (R) 12:25 This Christmas (2007) 14:35 A Fairytale Christmas 16:20 A Belle for Christmas 18:10 Mrs Miracle (2009) 20:05 NCIS (R) 21:00 NCIS: New Orleans 21:55 5 News Weekend 22:00 Football on 5: The Championship 23:20 The Frozen Ground (2013)

07:00 Emmerdale 10:05 Coronation Street 12:00 I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! (R) 13:30 Catchphrase (R) 14:30 You've Been Framed! (R) 15:00 You've Been Framed! (R) 16:05 Beethoven's Christmas Adventure (2011) 17:55 I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! (R) 19:25 The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) 21:30 Scorpion 22:30 The Xtra Factor 23:00 Family Guy (R) 23:35 I'm a Celebrity: Extra Camp

07:00 Movies Now (R)

07:00 Tommy Cooper (R)

07:35 Everybody Loves Raymond (R) 08:00 Everybody Loves Raymond (R) 08:30 Frasier (R) 08:55 Frasier (R) 09:25 Frasier (R) 10:00 The Morning Line 11:00 The Big Bang Theory (R) 11:30 The Big Bang Theory (R) 11:55 The Simpsons (R) 12:25 The Simpsons (R) 12:55 The Simpsons (R) 13:30 Deal or No Deal 14:25 Channel 4 Racing 17:00 Jamie's Super Food (R) 17:30 Location, Location, Location (R) 18:35 A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun 19:30 Channel 4 News 20:00 China: Between Clouds and Dreams 21:00 Britain at Low Tide

07:10 Calamity Jane (1953)

07:25 The Professionals (R) 08:15 Motorsport UK (R)

09:00 Santa Claus: The Movie

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Highlights (R) 10:10 Cash Cowboys (R)

11:10 Columbo: A Case of Im-

11:10 Cash Cowboys (R)

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12:10 Pawn Stars (R)

12:40 Foyle's War (R) 14:45 Foyle's War (R) 16:50 Foyle's War (R) 18:50 A Touch of Frost (R) 21:00 Doc Martin (R) 22:00 The Booze Cruise (R)

13:05 Pawn Stars (R) 14:05 Pawn Stars (R) 15:00 All Quiet on the Western Front (1979) 18:05 Fishing Impossible (R) 19:10 Storage Wars 20:10 Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985) 22:00 16 Blocks (2006)


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4th December Channel 00:45 The NFL Show 01:15 Dragonfly (2002) 02:55 Weather for the Week Ahead 03:00 BBC News 07:00 Breakfast 08:30 Match of the Day (R) 10:00 The Andrew Marr Show 11:00 Fern Britton Meets 12:00 Sunday Politics 13:15 Bargain Hunt (R) 14:00 BBC News 14:10 Weather for the Week Ahead 14:15 Escape to the Country (R) 14:45 Final Score 17:20 Planet Earth II (R) 18:20 Songs of Praise 18:55 BBC News 19:10 BBC Regional News; Weather 19:20 Countryfile 20:20 Strictly Come Dancing 21:00 Planet Earth II 22:00 My Mother and Other Strangers 23:00 BBC News 23:20 BBC Regional News; Weather 23:30 Match of the Day 2

01:15 Ill Manors (2012)

00:00 A League of Their Own 01:00 Hawaii Five-0 (R) 02:00 Arrow (R) 03:00 Stan Lee's Lucky Man 04:00 A Town Called Eureka 05:00 Border Security: Canada's Front Line (R) 06:00 Road Wars (R) 07:00 Hour of Power (R) 08:00 Duck Quacks Don't Echo (R) 08:30 Futurama (R) 10:00 Supergirl (R) 11:00 The Flash (R) 12:00 WWE: Raw 13:00 Drone Racing League 14:00 Futurama (R) 15:30 Modern Family (R) 18:00 The Simpsons (R) 19:00 Harry Hill's Tea-Time 19:30 Yonderland 20:00 The Simpsons (R) 21:00 A League of Their Own 22:00 A League of Their Own US Road Trip (R) 23:00 The Force: Essex (R)

00:10 Top of the Pops: 1982

03:10 This Is BBC Two 07:00 The A to Z of TV Gardening (R) 07:45 Big Dreams Small Spaces (R) 08:45 Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Klein (R) 09:15 Carol Klein's Plant Odysseys (R) 09:45 Countryfile (R) 10:45 Saturday Kitchen Best Bites 12:15 International Rugby Union (R) 13:15 MOTD2 Extra 14:00 Live Snooker: UK Championship 19:00 Match of the Day 20:00 Live Snooker: UK Championship

00:45 Reggae at the BBC (R) 02:15 Old Grey Whistle Test: Reggae Concert from the Edinburgh Festival (R) 03:00 Sounds of the 70s (R) 03:30 How Quizzing Got Cool: TV's Brains of Britain (R) 04:30 Close 20:00 The Flying Archaeologist (R) 20:30 Britten's Endgame (R) 22:30 The Turner Prize 2016 23:00 Storyville

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01:45 Jackpot247 04:00 ITV Nightscreen 07:00 Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids (R) 07:20 Dino Dan: Trek's Adventures (R) 07:45 Sooty (R) 07:55 Signed Stories (R) 08:00 Super 4 (R) 08:15 Oddbods (R) 08:25 Scrambled! 08:30 Nerds & Monsters (R) 08:50 Horrid Henry (R) 09:10 Looped 09:30 Thunderbirds Are Go 10:05 Adventure Time (R) 10:25 ITV News 10:30 Bear Grylls Survival School 11:00 Peston on Sunday 12:00 Best Walks with a View with Julia Bradbury (R) 12:30 Let's Do Christmas with Gino & Mel (R) 13:30 ITV News and Weather 13:35 The Chase (R) 14:35 The X Factor (R) 16:05 Midsomer Murders (R) 18:00 Tipping Point (R) 19:00 ITV News London 19:15 ITV News and Weather 19:30 Off Their Rockers 20:00 The Next Great Magician 21:00 The X Factor 22:00 I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! 23:35 ITV News and Weather 23:50 Peston on Sunday (R)

00:15 GI Joe: Retaliation (2013) 02:20 Hollyoaks (R) 04:25 Location, Location, Location (R) 05:20 George Clarke's Amazing Spaces (R) 06:15 Kirstie and Phil's Love It or List It (R) 07:10 The King of Queens (R) 07:35 The King of Queens (R) 08:00 The King of Queens (R) 08:25 Everybody Loves Raymond (R) 08:55 Everybody Loves Raymond (R) 09:25 Frasier (R) 10:00 Frasier (R) 10:30 Sunday Brunch 13:30 Jamie's Cracking Christmas (R) 14:30 The Big Bang Theory (R) 14:55 The Big Bang Theory (R) 15:20 The Simpsons (R) 15:50 The Simpsons (R) 16:20 School of Rock (2003) 18:35 Miracle on 34th Street (1994) 20:35 Channel 4 News 21:00 Escape to the Chateau 22:00 Humans 23:00 Gogglebox (R)

01:15 SuperCasino 04:10 The Boy Who Can't Stay Awake (R) 05:00 Celebrity Botched Up Bodies (R) 05:50 House Doctor (R) 06:40 Angels of Jarm (R) 06:50 Roary the Racing Car 07:00 Milkshake! Monkey (R) 07:10 Peppa Pig (R) 07:15 Angelina Ballerina (R) 07:25 Bob the Builder (R) 07:40 Wanda and the Alien 07:50 Zack and Quack (R) 08:00 Seaside Antics (R) 08:05 Fireman Sam (R) 08:15 Pip Ahoy! (R) 08:30 Little Princess (R) 08:45 Paw Patrol (R) 09:05 Blaze and the Monster Machines 09:30 Noddy in Toyland (R) 09:45 Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom (R) 09:55 Shimmer and Shine (R) 10:25 Peppa Pig (R) 10:45 Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom (R) 10:55 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (R) 11:30 Football on 5: The Championship (R) 12:50 Funniest Fails, Falls & Flops (R) 13:20 The 12 Gifts of Christmas (2015) 15:05 Call Me Claus (2001) 16:50 Deck the Halls (2006) 18:45 5 News Weekend 18:50 Bulletproof Monk 20:40 Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) 23:00 Green Lantern (2011)

00:35 Family Guy (R) 01:05 Family Guy (R) 01:35 American Dad! (R) 02:05 American Pie (1999) 03:50 Teleshopping 06:50 ITV2 Nightscreen 07:00 Planet's Funniest Animals (R) 07:20 Emmerdale (R) 10:25 Coronation Street (R) 12:25 The X Factor (R) 14:00 I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! (R) 15:00 Beethoven's Christmas Adventure (2011) 16:50 The Polar Express (2004) 18:50 I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! (R) 19:50 The Incredible Hulk (2008) 22:00 The Xtra Factor 23:00 Family Guy (R) 23:35 I'm a Celebrity: Extra Camp

00:10 Lewis (R)

00:05 Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009) 02:00 Car Crash Global (R) 03:00 Hell on Wheels (R) 03:50 ITV4 Nightscreen 04:00 Teleshopping 07:00 World Cup Rivalries (R) 07:15 Fifth Gear (R) 08:05 The Classic Car Show 08:55 The Motorbike Show 10:55 The Big Fish Off (R) 12:00 Cash Cowboys (R) 13:00 Pawn Stars (R) 13:55 All Quiet on the Western Front (1979) 17:00 Tobruk (1967) 19:10 Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985) 21:00 Premiership Rugby Union 22:00 Jaws 3 (1983)

02:15 Wycliffe (R) 03:15 ITV3 Nightscreen 03:30 Teleshopping 07:00 Movies Now (R) 07:10 Doctor at Large (R) 07:35 A Touch of Frost (R) 09:40 Heartbeat (R) 10:40 Heartbeat (R) 11:45 Foyle's War (R) 13:45 Columbo: Dagger of the Mind (1972) 15:50 The Nun's Story (1959) 18:50 Foyle's War (R) 21:00 Lewis (R) 23:00 Alexander Armstrong's Land of the Midnight Sun (R)


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00:35 Sunny D 00:55 Citizen Khan (R) 01:25 Weather for the Week Ahead 01:30 BBC News 07:00 Breakfast 10:15 Oxford Street Revealed 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer (R) 12:00 Sister Rita to the Rescue 12:45 Rip Off Britain: Food 13:15 Bargain Hunt 14:00 BBC News at One; Weather 14:30 BBC Regional News and Weather 14:45 Doctors 15:15 The Doctor Blake Mysteries (N) 16:10 Think Tank 16:55 Escape to the Country 17:40 Flog It! (R) 18:15 Pointless (R) 19:00 BBC News at Six; Weather 19:30 BBC Regional News and Weather 20:00 The One Show 20:30 Fake Britain 21:00 EastEnders 21:30 Lawful Killing: Mark Duggan 23:00 BBC News at Ten 23:30 BBC Regional News and Weather 23:45 Walliams & Friend (R)

00:00 QI XL 00:45 Jazzie B's 1980s: From Dole To Soul (R) 01:45 Three Fugitives (1989) 03:20 Countryfile (R) 04:15 Holby City (R) 05:15 This Is BBC Two 07:00 The World's Most Photographed (R) 07:30 The Big Food Rescue (R) 08:15 The Secret Life of the Hospital Bed (R) 09:00 Extreme Wales with Richard Parks (R) 09:30 Great British Menu (R) 10:00 Victoria Derbyshire 12:00 BBC Newsroom Live 13:00 Daily Politics 14:00 Wheelchair Tennis 15:00 Just Good Friends (R) 15:30 Open All Hours (R) 16:00 Natural World (R) 16:45 A Place to Call Home (R) 17:30 A Place to Call Home (R) 18:15 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (R) 19:00 Eggheads 19:30 Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two 20:00 FA Cup Football 20:30 Antiques Road Trip (R) 21:00 University Challenge 21:30 Only Connect 22:00 Titanic's Tragic Twin: The Britannic Disaster 23:00 Two Doors Down 23:30 Newsnight

00:50 Premiership Rugby Union 01:40 Jackpot247 04:00 Motorsport UK 04:50 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 Tenable 17:00 Tipping Point (R) 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 BRITs Icon: Robbie Williams 23:25 ITV News 23:55 ITV News London

00:05 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (R) 01:05 The Last Leg (R) 02:00 60 Days in Jail (R) 02:50 A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014) 04:35 Shipping Wars UK (R) 05:10 George Clarke's Amazing Spaces (R) 06:05 Location, Location, Location (R) 07:00 Countdown (R) 07:45 The King of Queens (R) 09:00 Everybody Loves Raymond (R) 10:00 Frasier (R) 11:30 Jamie's Super Food (R) 12:00 A Place in the Sun: Summer Sun (R) 13:00 Channel 4 News Summary 13:05 Kirstie's Handmade Christmas (R) 14:10 Deal or No Deal 15:10 Countdown 16:00 Coast vs Country 17:00 A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun 18:00 Four in a Bed 18:30 Come Dine with Me 19:00 The Simpsons 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 Channel 4 News 21:00 Supershoppers 21:30 Tricks of the Restaurant Trade 22:00 Our Guy in China 23:00 First Dates

01:15 Zoolander (2001) 02:50 SuperCasino 04:10 Tour de Celeb (R) 05:00 Tattoo Disasters UK (R) 05:50 House Doctor (R) 06:40 Angels of Jarm (R) 06:50 Roary the Racing Car 07:00 The WotWots (R) 07:10 Lily's Driftwood Bay 07:20 Fireman Sam (R) 07:30 Peppa Pig (R) 07:40 Bob the Builder (R) 07:50 Little Princess (R) 08:05 Pip Ahoy! (R) 08:20 Thomas & Friends (R) 08:35 Noddy 08:50 Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom (R) 09:00 Wissper (R) 09:15 Peppa Pig (R) 09:35 Paw Patrol (R) 09:50 Toot the Tiny Tugboat 10:00 Toby's Travelling Circus 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:40 5 News Lunchtime 12:45 The Christmas Switch 14:25 Mrs Miracle (2009) 16:15 Hats Off to Christmas! 18:00 5 News at 5 18:30 Police Interceptors (R) 19:30 5 News Tonight 20:00 Tour de Celeb 20:00 5 News Update 21:00 All New Traffic Cops 21:00 5 News Update 22:00 The Secret Life of Puppies 23:00 Greatest Christmas TV Moments (R)

00:00 The Force: Manchester 01:00 Ross Kemp on Gangs 02:00 Strike Back (R) 04:00 DC's Legends of Tomorrow (R) 05:00 Road Wars (R) 07:00 Hawaii Five-0 (R) 08:00 It's Me or the Dog (R) 09:00 RSPCA Animal Rescue 09:30 Wild Vets (R) 10:00 Monkey Business (R) 11:00 Monkey Life (R) 12:00 Police Force: Australia 13:00 All Aboard: East Coast Trains (R) 14:00 Hawaii Five-0 (R) 16:00 Modern Family (R) 17:00 Futurama (R) 18:00 The Simpsons (R) 18:30 Futurama (R) 19:30 The Simpsons (R) 21:00 Supergirl 22:00 Trollied 22:30 A League of Their Own 23:00 Prison: First and Last 24 Hours

00:25 Cosmonauts: How Rus-

00:35 Family Guy (R) 01:35 American Dad! (R) 02:30 The Cleveland Show (R) 03:25 Teleshopping 06:55 ITV2 Nightscreen 07:00 Dinner Date (R) 07:50 The Ellen DeGeneres 08:35 Emmerdale (R) 09:05 Coronation Street (R) 09:35 You've Been Framed! (R) 10:05 Psych (R) 10:55 Catchphrase (R) 11:40 I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! (R) 13:15 Emmerdale (R) 13:45 Coronation Street (R) 14:15 You've Been Framed! (R) 14:45 The Ellen DeGeneres 15:35 The Jeremy Kyle Show 19:00 I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! (R) 20:30 You've Been Framed! (R) 21:00 Two and a Half Men (R) 22:00 Family Guy 22:30 American Dad! 23:30 Family Guy (R)

00:00 A Touch of Frost (R) 02:00 Santa Claus: The Movie 04:00 May the Best House Win 05:40 Wycliffe (R) 06:35 ITV3 Nightscreen 07:00 Movies Now (R) 07:10 Doctor in the House (R) 07:35 Heartbeat (R) 08:35 Where the Heart Is (R) 09:40 Wild at Heart (R) 10:40 Judge Judy (R) 11:55 Murder, She Wrote (R) 13:00 Wycliffe (R) 14:05 Heartbeat (R) 15:10 Wild at Heart (R) 16:10 Where the Heart Is (R) 17:20 Doctor in the House (R) 17:50 You're Only Young Twice 18:25 George and Mildred (R) 18:55 Heartbeat (R) 19:55 Murder, She Wrote (R) 21:00 Midsomer Murders (R) 23:00 Mr Selfridge (R)

00:05 Rambo III (1988) 02:10 Fishing Impossible (R) 03:10 Hell on Wheels (R) 04:00 Teleshopping 07:00 The Professionals (R) 07:50 The Chase (R) 08:40 Quincy ME (R) 09:45 Ironside (R) 10:50 The Professionals (R) 11:55 The Chase 12:55 Cash Cowboys (R) 13:55 Pawn Stars (R) 14:50 Storage Wars (R) 15:50 Quincy ME (R) 16:55 Ironside (R) 18:00 Counting Cars (R) 19:00 Cash Cowboys 20:05 Pawn Stars (R) 21:00 Storage Wars 22:00 Renegades (1989)

sia Won the Space Race (R) 01:55 Monkey Planet (R) 02:55 Horizon (R) 03:55 Egypt's Lost Queens (R) 04:55 Close 20:00 World News Today 20:00 Weather 20:30 Railway Walks with Julia Bradbury (R) 21:00 Insect Dissection: How Insects Work (R) 22:00 Monkey Planet (R) 23:00 Timeshift (R)


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6th December Channel 00:15 Have I Got a Bit More News for You 01:00 The Graham Norton Show (R) 01:45 Weather for the Week Ahead 01:50 BBC News 07:00 Breakfast 10:15 Oxford Street Revealed 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer 12:00 Sister Rita to the Rescue 12:45 Rip Off Britain: Food 13:15 Bargain Hunt (R) 14:00 BBC News at One; Weather 14:30 BBC Regional News and Weather 14:45 Doctors 15:15 The Doctor Blake Mysteries 16:10 Think Tank 16:55 Escape to the Country 17:40 Flog It! (R) 18:15 Pointless (R) 19:00 BBC News at Six; Weather 19:30 BBC Regional News and Weather 20:00 The One Show 20:30 EastEnders 21:00 Holby City 22:00 Rillington Place 23:00 BBC News at Ten 23:30 BBC Regional News and Weather

00:15 Black and British: A Forgotten History (R) 01:15 Sold! Inside the World's Biggest Auction House (R) 02:15 The Choir: Gareth's Best in Britain (R) 03:15 This Is BBC Two 07:05 The World's Most Photographed (R) 07:35 Sister Rita to the Rescue 08:25 Flog It! (R) 09:00 Coast (R) 10:00 Victoria Derbyshire 12:00 BBC Newsroom Live 13:00 Daily Politics 14:00 Cash in the Attic (R) 14:30 Cash in the Attic (R) 15:00 Just Good Friends (R) 15:30 Open All Hours (R) 16:00 Talking Comedy 16:30 The Snow Wolf Family and Me (R) 17:30 A Place to Call Home (R) 18:15 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (R) 19:00 Eggheads 19:30 Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two 20:00 Celebrity Antiques Road Trip 21:00 MasterChef: The Professionals 22:00 The Choir: Gareth's Best in Britain 23:00 Live at the Apollo 23:30 Newsnight

00:10 Fierce (R)

00:00 The Force: Essex (R) 01:00 Air Ambulance ER (R) 02:00 Most Shocking (R) 03:00 Most Daring (R) 04:00 Brit Cops (R) 05:00 RSPCA Animal Rescue 06:00 Motorway Patrol (R) 07:00 Hawaii Five-0 (R) 08:00 It's Me or the Dog (R) 09:00 Wild Vets (R) 10:00 Monkey Business (R) 11:00 Monkey Life (R) 12:00 Police Force: Australia 13:00 All Aboard: East Coast Trains (R) 14:00 Hawaii Five-0 (R) 16:00 Modern Family (R) 17:00 Futurama (R) 18:00 The Simpsons (R) 18:30 Futurama (R) 19:30 The Simpsons (R) 21:00 The Flash 22:00 Air Ambulance ER (R) 23:00 A League of Their Own (R)

00:00 The First World War (R) 00:50 Dan Cruickshank's Adventures in Architecture (R) 01:50 Egypt's Lost Queens (R) 02:50 Timeshift (R) 03:50 Insect Dissection: How Insects Work (R) 04:50 Close 20:00 World News Today 20:00 Weather 20:30 Railway Walks with Julia Bradbury (R) 21:00 Ian Hislop Goes Off the Rails (R) 22:00 Digging for Britain (N) 23:00 The Secret History of Our Streets (R)

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00:05 The Lie Detective 00:55 Bodyshockers (R) 01:50 Flying to the Ends of the Earth (R) 02:45 Kids On The Edge (R) 03:40 Shipping Wars UK (R) 04:20 George Clarke's Amazing Spaces (R) 05:15 Kirstie and Phil's Love It or List It (R) 06:10 Deal or No Deal (R) 07:00 Countdown (R) 07:45 The King of Queens (R) 09:00 Everybody Loves Raymond (R) 10:00 Frasier (R) 11:30 Jamie's Super Food (R) 12:00 A Place in the Sun: Summer Sun (R) 13:00 Channel 4 News Summary 13:05 Kirstie's Handmade Christmas (R) 14:10 Deal or No Deal 15:10 Countdown 16:00 Coast vs Country 17:00 A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun 18:00 Four in a Bed 18:30 Come Dine with Me 19:00 The Simpsons 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 Channel 4 News 21:00 The Secret Life of 22:00 This Is Us (N) 23:00 The Undateables (R)

01:50 Lip Sync Battle UK (R) 02:15 SuperCasino 04:10 The Yorkshire Vet (R) 05:00 Now That's Funny! (R) 05:45 Divine Designs (R) 06:10 House Doctor (R) 07:00 The WotWots (R) 07:10 Lily's Driftwood Bay 07:20 Fireman Sam (R) 07:30 Peppa Pig (R) 07:40 Bob the Builder (R) 07:50 Little Princess (R) 08:05 Pip Ahoy! (R) 08:20 Thomas & Friends (R) 08:35 Noddy 08:50 Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom (R) 09:00 Wissper (R) 09:15 Peppa Pig (R) 09:35 Paw Patrol (R) 09:50 Toot the Tiny Tugboat 10:00 Toby's Travelling Circus 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:40 5 News Lunchtime 12:45 A Belle for Christmas 14:30 Mr Miracle (2014) 16:15 The Nine Lives of Christmas (2014) 18:00 5 News at 5 18:30 Police Interceptors (R) 19:30 5 News Tonight 20:00 All New Traffic Cops (R) 20:00 5 News Update 21:00 The Yorkshire Vet 21:00 5 News Update 22:00 Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild 23:00 Slum Britain: 50 Years On

00:30 The Cleveland Show 01:30 Bordertown (R) 02:25 The Vampire Diaries (R) 03:20 Teleshopping 06:50 ITV2 Nightscreen 07:00 Planet's Funniest Animals (R) 07:20 Dinner Date (R) 08:10 The Ellen DeGeneres 08:55 Emmerdale (R) 09:25 Coronation Street (R) 10:25 Psych (R) 11:20 You've Been Framed! 12:15 Dinner Date (R) 13:15 Emmerdale (R) 13:45 Coronation Street (R) 14:45 The Ellen DeGeneres 15:35 The Jeremy Kyle Show 18:50 Take Me Out (R) 20:00 You've Been Framed! 21:00 Two and a Half Men (R) 22:00 American Pie (1999) 23:55 Family Guy (R)

00:30 Blue Murder (R) 01:30 Bouquet of Barbed Wire 02:25 Heartbeat (R) 03:20 ITV3 Nightscreen 03:30 Teleshopping 07:00 Movies Now (R) 07:10 Doctor in the House (R) 07:35 Heartbeat (R) 08:40 Where the Heart Is (R) 09:40 Wild at Heart (R) 10:40 Judge Judy (R) 12:00 Murder, She Wrote (R) 13:05 Wycliffe (R) 14:05 Heartbeat (R) 15:10 Wild at Heart (R) 16:10 Where the Heart Is (R) 17:20 Doctor in the House (R) 17:55 You're Only Young Twice 18:25 George and Mildred (R) 18:55 Heartbeat (R) 20:00 Murder, She Wrote (R) 21:00 Midsomer Murders (R) 23:00 Mr Selfridge (R)

00:10 Bundesliga Football Highlights 01:10 Premiership Rugby Union (R) 02:10 Motorsport UK 03:10 The Professionals (R) 04:00 Teleshopping 07:00 Sporting Funnies (R) 07:10 The Professionals (R) 08:00 The Chase (R) 08:50 Quincy ME (R) 09:55 Ironside (R) 11:00 The Professionals (R) 12:00 The Chase 13:00 Cash Cowboys (R) 14:00 Pawn Stars (R) 14:55 Counting Cars (R) 15:50 Quincy ME (R) 16:55 Ironside (R) 18:00 Counting Cars (R) 19:00 Cash Cowboys 20:00 Pawn Stars (R) 21:00 The Chase (R) 22:00 Benidorm (R) 23:00 Jaws 2 (1978)

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What Is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a common life-long health condition. There are 3.5 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK and an estimated 549,000 people who have the condition, but don’t know it. Diabetes is a condition where the amount of glucose in your blood is too high because the body cannot use it properly.

This is because your pancreas doesn’t produce any insulin, or not enough insulin, to help glucose enter your body’s cells – or the insulin that is produced does not work properly (known as insulin resistance). Insulin is the hormone produced by the pancreas that allows glucose to enter the body’s cells, where it is used as fuel for energy so we can work, play and generally live our lives. It is vital for life. Glucose comes from digesting carbohydrate and is also produced by the liver. If you have diabetes, your body cannot make proper use of this glucose so it builds up in the blood and can’t be used as fuel.

There are two main types of diabetes: Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes. Diabetes develops when glucose can’t enter the body’s cells to be used as fuel. This happens when either: There is no insulin to unlock the cells (Type 1): There is not enough insulin or the insulin is there but not working properly (Type 2).

that unlocks the door to the body’s cells. Once the door is unlocked, glucose can enter the cells where it is used as fuel. In Type 1 diabetes the body is unable to produce any insulin so there is no key to unlock the door, and the glucose builds up in the blood. The body can't use glucose to provide energy and tries to get it from elsewhere and starts to break down stores of fat and protein instead. This can cause weight loss. Because the body doesn’t use the glucose it ends up passing into the urine. Nobody knows for sure why these insulin-producing cells have been destroyed, but the most likely cause is the body having an abnormal reaction to the cells. This may be triggered by a virus or other infection.

What is Type 2 diabetes? Type 2 diabetes develops when the insulin-producing cells in the body are unable to produce enough insulin, or when the insulin that is produced does not work properly (known as insulin resistance). Who typically gets Type 2 diabetes? Type 2 diabetes usually appears in people over the age of 40, though in South Asian people, who are at greater risk, it often appears from the age of 25. It is also

What Is Type 1 Diabetes? Type 1 diabetes develops when the insulinproducing cells in the body have been destroyed and the body is unable to produce any insulin. Who typically gets Type 1 diabetes? Type 1 diabetes accounts for about 10 per cent of all adults with diabetes and is treated by daily insulin doses – taken either by injections or via an insulin pump. It is also recommended to follow a healthy diet and take regular physical activity. Type 1 diabetes can develop at any age but usually appears before the age of 40, and especially in childhood. It is the most common type of diabetes found in childhood.

What is insulin? Insulin is a hormone. It works as a chemical messenger that helps your body use the glucose in your blood to give you energy. You can think of it as the key

Blurred vision Although the majority of people with Type 1 diabetes are diagnosed in childhood and early adulthood, the symptoms are the same at any age. Adults diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes may not recognise their symptoms as quickly as children, which in turn will prove detrimental as diagnosis then treatment may be delayed. The 4 Ts campaign describes the symptoms to recognise in children; however, these will match symptoms in adults and could include a further ‘T’, Thrush. High levels of glucose being passed in the urine are a perfect breeding ground for the bacteria which cause thrush.

Spotting Type 1 diabetes in children

increasingly becoming more common in children, adolescents and young people of all ethnicities. Type 2 diabetes accounts for between 85 and 95 per cent of all people with diabetes and is treated with a healthy diet and increased physical activity. In addition to this, medication and/or insulin are often required. In Type 2 diabetes there is not enough insulin (or the insulin isn’t working properly), so the cells are only partially unlocked and glucose builds up in the blood.

To help you spot the four most common symptoms of Type 1 diabetes in children and young people, Diabetes UK has created the 4 Ts of Type 1 diabetes. Too many children and young people are not diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes until they are in diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a life-threatening condition that requires urgent medical attention. It’s a frightening time for everyone involved. We are raising awareness of the four most common symptoms of Type 1 diabetes (the 4 Ts), to make sure more children are diagnosed early. By making sure children and young people get a quick diagnosis and early treatment, we can avoid them becoming seriously ill with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).

What are the 4 Ts? What are the signs and symptoms of diabetes? Are you worried that you, your child or someone you know, may have diabetes? Having some of the signs of diabetes doesn’t mean you definitely have the condition, but you should always contact your GP, just to make sure. The common symptoms of diabetes Going to the toilet a lot, especially at night. Being really thirsty. Feeling more tired than usual. Losing weight without trying to. Genital itching or thrush. Cuts and wounds take longer to heal.

Toilet: Going to the toilet a lot, bed wetting by a previously dry child or heavier nappies in babies Thirsty: Being really thirsty and not being able to quench the thirst Tired: Feeling more tired than usual Thinner: Losing weight or looking thinner than usual

What to do if a child shows signs of the 4 Ts If your child has any of these signs and symptoms, you should take them straight to the doctor and insist on a test for Type 1 diabetes there and then. All it takes is a quick and simple finger-prick blood test, which your GP can carry out straight away. If the result indicates Type 1 diabetes, the GP should arrange for your child to see the specialist paediatric diabetes team the same day so they get immediate treatment to bring their diabetes under control and to prevent DKA.


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The End Of Castro's Cuba

The former Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro passed away on Saturday bringing with it mixed emotions: tears in the streets of Havana and dancing in the streets of Miami. During his lifetime he survived more than 600 assassination attempts, went head to head with ten US presidents and shaped half a century of history. Fidel Castro turned 90 this year although he handed over the reins of power to his brother Raul more than a decade ago due to his ill health. The final years took their toil on the father of the Cuban Revolution. His long black beard turned to grey and apart from very rare appearances n public, he also gave up smoking his iconic Cohiba cigars, which he long been photographed with over the last sixty years.

Fabian Escalante. Castro once told Spanish journalist Ignacio Ramonet he nearly always carried his Browning pistol just in case. "I was so impressed! I could only look at his face and say, 'I love him,'" says Mercedes Gonzalez, 59, who has only seen Castro twice up close. But she says she felt an overpowering attraction.

No one, least of all the US Government, could have predicted his place in history. He first made headlines in 1953 with a botched attack on Cuba's Moncada military barracks. The 26-yearold lawyer was captured and jailed for the failed raid, which ended with dozens of rebels killed or executed by dictator Fulgencio Batista's forces. Just six years later, Castro was triumphantly rolling into Havana, having returned from exile to lead a guerrilla army that once numbered just 12 men to defeat Batista and his military of 80,000.

Castro defined himself in opposition to the American "empire," and the resentment lingers to this day. He held his tongue when his successor Raul and US President Barack Obama announced a historic rapprochement in 2014 -- his younger brother's latest move to slowly reopen the Communist island. Weeks later, he gave his lukewarm blessing. But after Obama visited Cuba last March, Castro lashed out, telling Cubans not to be fooled by the US president's "syrupy words."

This unlikely victory brought with it the era known as the Cold War as Castro sided with the Soviet Union to create the "red menace" of Communism right on the doorstep of the United States. So worried were the US that the USSR might have a found a base for Necular weapons within easy striking distance of the USA, that the Central Intelligence Agency and Cuban exiles tried to assassinate Castro 634 times: as estimated by his former chief of intelligence,

With his rugged rebel look and imposing persona, Castro has long fascinated people, and women in particular. "He projects a very attractive public image," says Salomon Susi, the author of a 'Dictionary of Fidel Castro's Thoughts.' "It's part of his legend." Officially, Castro has been married twice and fathered seven children by three women. Rumours of secret affairs and more children abound.

He recalled the island's long enmity with the US, including Washington's backing for the failed invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs in 1961. His bitterness over that botched CIA plot played a part in pushing the world to the brink of nuclear war during the Cuban Missile Crisis the following year, when the Soviet Union agreed to his request to send ballistic missiles to Cuba. He opened his half-century of iron-fisted rule in 1959 by jailing one of his own guerrilla

commanders, Huber Matos, for 20 years when he criticized the new regime's turn toward Communism. Hundreds of thousands of Cubans fled the island, mostly to the United States, to escape repression and poverty. Castro had a penchant for trying to pull off the seemingly impossible. In 1961, he all but eradicated illiteracy with an ambitious rural education campaign. When the exodus of Cuban exiles left the country with just 3,000 doctors, he vowed to make the island a "medical superpower." Today it has 88,000 doctors and one of the most respected health systems in the world. Other projects were less successful. In 1970, with Cuba's economy strangled by the US embargo, he ordered a nationwide campaign to harvest a record-shattering 10 million tons of sugar. Despite mobilizing Cubans en masse to work the fields, the campaign failed. Cubans are all too used to "Fidel Plans" that never quite pan out, like the ones to raise buffalo or turn Cuba into a world-class cheese producer despite a shortage of cows. As Castro gave his speech proclaiming the triumph of the revolution in 1959, a white dove landed on his shoulder. The man had officially become the myth. In a country where Catholicism blends with African religions, Cubans said that Castro was protected by Obatala, the most powerful of the "orisha" divinities. Some had thought him immortal, until a health crisis forced him to give up power in 2006. But he survived for more than a decade longer than most observers thought. Last April, however, a frail Castro seemed to say goodbye with a couple of public appearances and at the time said: "Soon I'll be like all the rest. Everyone's turn comes." His turn came on Saturday.


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7th December Channel 23:45 Imagine 01:00 Mystery Road (2013) 02:55 Weather for the Week Ahead 03:00 BBC News 07:00 Breakfast 10:15 Oxford Street Revealed 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer (R) 12:00 Sister Rita to the Rescue 12:45 Rip Off Britain: Food 13:15 Bargain Hunt (R) 14:00 BBC News at One; Weather 14:30 BBC Regional News and Weather 14:45 Doctors 15:15 The Doctor Blake Mysteries 16:10 Think Tank 16:55 Escape to the Country 17:40 Flog It! (R) 18:15 Pointless (R) 19:00 BBC News at Six; Weather 19:30 BBC Regional News Programmes 20:00 The One Show 20:00 BBC News; Regional News 21:00 Watchdog 22:00 Six Wives with Lucy Worsley (N) 23:00 BBC News at Ten 23:30 BBC Regional News and Weather 23:45 A Question of Sport

00:15 NFL This Week 01:05 Back in Time for Brixton 02:05 The Apprentice (R) 03:05 Who Do You Think You Are? (R) 04:05 This Is BBC Two 07:10 The World's Most Photographed (R) 07:40 Sister Rita to the Rescue 08:25 Flog It! (R) 09:00 See Hear 09:30 Great British Menu (R) 10:00 Victoria Derbyshire 12:00 BBC Newsroom Live 12:30 Daily Politics 14:00 Cash in the Attic (R) 14:30 Coast (R) 15:00 Just Good Friends (R) 15:30 Open All Hours (R) 16:00 Talking Comedy 16:30 The Snow Wolf Family and Me (R) 17:30 A Place to Call Home (R) 18:15 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (R) 19:00 Eggheads 19:30 Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two 20:00 Celebrity Antiques Road Trip 21:00 MasterChef: The Professionals 22:00 The Big Life Fix with Simon Reeve (N) 23:00 The Premier League Show 23:30 Newsnight

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00:00 Karl Pilkington: The Moaning of Life (R) 01:00 Hard Time (R) 02:00 Most Shocking (R) 03:00 Most Daring (R) 04:00 Hawaii Five-0 (R) 05:00 RSPCA Animal Rescue 06:00 Motorway Patrol (R) 07:00 Harrow: A Very British School (R) 08:00 It's Me or the Dog (R) 09:00 Wild Vets (R) 10:00 Monkey Business (R) 11:00 Monkey Life (R) 12:00 Police Force: Australia 13:00 All Aboard: East Coast Trains (R) 14:00 Hawaii Five-0 (R) 16:00 Modern Family (R) 17:00 Futurama (R) 18:00 The Simpsons (R) 18:30 Futurama (R) 19:30 The Simpsons (R) 21:00 Arrow 22:00 Stella (R) 23:00 The Force: Essex

00:00 Treasures of Ancient Greece (R) 01:00 A Timewatch Guide (R) 02:00 Nigel Slater's Icing on the Cake (R) 03:00 Ian Hislop Goes Off the Rails (R) 04:00 Digging for Britain (R) 05:00 Close 20:00 World News Today 20:00 Weather 20:30 The Taff: The River That Made Wales (R) 21:00 Britain's Treasure Islands 22:00 The Ipcress File (1965) 23:45 The Highest Court in the Land: Justice Makers (R)

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00:05 Gogglebox (R) 01:05 Skeg Vegas 02:05 European Poker Tour 03:00 Life on the Edge 03:55 KOTV Boxing Weekly 04:20 Gillette World Sport (R) 04:50 Kirstie's Vintage Gems (R) 05:10 Kirstie and Phil's Love It or List It (R) 06:05 Location, Location, Location (R) 07:00 Countdown (R) 07:45 The King of Queens (R) 09:00 Everybody Loves Raymond (R) 10:00 Frasier (R) 11:30 Jamie's Comfort Food (R) 12:00 A Place in the Sun: Summer Sun (R) 13:00 Channel 4 News Summary 13:05 Kirstie's Handmade Christmas (R) 14:10 Deal or No Deal 15:10 Countdown 16:00 Coast vs Country 17:00 A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun 18:00 Four in a Bed 18:30 Come Dine with Me 19:00 The Simpsons 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 Channel 4 News 21:00 Kirstie's Handmade Christmas (N) 22:00 24 Hours in A&E 23:00 Finding My Twin Stranger

00:30 The Secret Life of Puppies (R) 01:30 Lip Sync Battle UK 01:55 SuperCasino 04:10 GPs: Behind Closed Doors (R) 05:00 Now That's Funny! (R) 05:45 Divine Designs (R) 06:10 House Doctor (R) 07:00 The WotWots (R) 07:10 Lily's Driftwood Bay 07:20 Fireman Sam 07:30 Peppa Pig (R) 07:40 Bob the Builder (R) 07:50 Little Princess (R) 08:05 Pip Ahoy! (R) 08:20 Thomas & Friends (R) 08:35 Noddy 08:50 Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom (R) 09:00 Wissper (R) 09:15 Peppa Pig (R) 09:35 Paw Patrol (R) 09:50 Toot the Tiny Tugboat 10:00 Toby's Travelling Circus 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:40 5 News Lunchtime 12:45 A Christmas Promise 14:25 Noel (2004) 16:15 Defending Santa (2013) 18:00 5 News at 5 18:30 Police Interceptors (R) 19:30 5 News Tonight 20:00 Mega Builders: Building the Ice Hotel (R) 20:00 5 News Update 21:00 GPs: Behind Closed Doors 21:00 5 News Update 22:00 Can't Pay? We'll Take It Away 23:00 Undercover Criminal

00:25 Family Guy (R) 00:55 The Vampire Diaries 01:55 American Dad! (R) 02:25Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 02:55 Planet's Funniest Animals 03:20 Teleshopping 06:50 ITV2 Nightscreen 07:00 Planet's Funniest Animals 07:20 Dinner Date (R) 08:10 The Ellen DeGeneres Show 09:00 Emmerdale (R) 09:30 You've Been Framed! (R) 10:30 Psych (R) 11:20 Scorpion (R) 12:15 Dinner Date (R) 13:15 Emmerdale (R) 13:45 You've Been Framed! (R) 14:45 The Ellen DeGeneres 15:35 The Jeremy Kyle Show 18:50 Take Me Out (R) 20:00 You've Been Framed! (R) 21:00 Two and a Half Men (R) 22:00 Love Actually (2003)

00:00 Blue Murder (R) 01:00 Bouquet of Barbed Wire 02:05 Secrets from the Asylum 02:55 ITV3 Nightscreen 03:30 Teleshopping 07:00 Movies Now (R) 07:10 Doctor in the House (R) 07:35 Heartbeat (R) 08:35 Where the Heart Is (R) 09:35 Wild at Heart (R) 10:35 Judge Judy (R) 11:55 Murder, She Wrote (R) 12:50 Wycliffe (R) 13:55 Heartbeat (R) 15:00 Wild at Heart (R) 16:00 Where the Heart Is (R) 17:10 Doctor in the House (R) 17:45 You're Only Young Twice 18:15 George and Mildred (R) 18:50 Heartbeat (R) 19:55 Murder, She Wrote (R) 20:55 Wycliffe (R) 22:00 Christmas Epic Fails (R) 23:00 Mr Selfridge (R)

00:15 Jaws 2 (1978) 01:25 River Monsters 02:30 Fishing Impossible (R) 03:25 Tommy Cooper (R) 03:50 ITV4 Nightscreen 04:00 Teleshopping 07:00 Snooker v Darts 07:05 The Professionals (R) 08:00 The Chase (R) 08:45 Quincy ME (R) 09:50 Ironside (R) 10:55 The Professionals (R) 12:00 The Chase (R) 13:00 Cash Cowboys (R) 14:00 Pawn Stars (R) 14:55 Counting Cars (R) 15:55 Quincy ME (R) 16:55 Ironside (R) 18:00 Counting Cars (R) 19:00 Cash Cowboys 20:00 Pawn Stars (R) 20:55 River Monsters (R) 22:00 Car Crash Global 23:00 The Last Boy Scout (1991)

04:00 Loose Women (R) 04:50 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 Tenable 17:00 Tipping Point (R) 18:00 The Chase 19:00 ITV News London 19:30 ITV Evening News 20:00 Emmerdale 20:30 Coronation Street 21:00 I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! 22:00 In Plain Sight (N) 23:00 ITV News at Ten 23:30 ITV News London 23:40 UEFA Champions Lea-


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8th December Channel 00:15 Film 2016 00:45 Who Do You Think You Are? (R) 01:45 Weather for the Week Ahead 01:50 BBC News 07:00 Breakfast 10:15 Oxford Street Revealed 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer 12:00 Sister Rita to the Rescue 12:45 Rip Off Britain: Food 13:15 Bargain Hunt (R) 14:00 BBC News at One; Weather 14:30 BBC Regional News and Weather 14:45 Doctors 15:15 The Doctor Blake Mysteries 16:10 Think Tank 16:55 Escape to the Country 17:40 Flog It! (R) 18:15 Pointless (R) 19:00 BBC News at Six; Weather 19:30 BBC Regional News and Weather 20:00 The One Show 20:30 EastEnders 21:00 Who Do You Think You Are? 22:00 The Apprentice 23:00 BBC News at Ten 23:30 BBC Regional News and Weather 23:45 Question Time

00:15 The Choir: Gareth's Best in Britain (R) 01:15 The Choir: Gareth's Best in Britain (R) 02:15 See Hear (R) 02:45 Planet Earth II (R) 03:40 The Last Miners (R) 04:40 This Is BBC Two 07:10 The World's Most Photographed (R) 07:40 Sister Rita to the Rescue 08:25 Flog It! (R) 09:00 Great Continental Railway Journeys (R) 10:00 Victoria Derbyshire 12:00 BBC Newsroom Live 13:00 Daily Politics 14:00 Coast (R) 14:45 Just Good Friends (R) 15:15 Live Rugby Union 17:30 A Place to Call Home (R) 18:15 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (R) 19:00 Eggheads 19:30 Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two 20:00 Celebrity Antiques Road Trip 21:00 MasterChef: The Professionals 22:00 Close to the Enemy 23:00 The Apprentice: You're Fired 23:30 Newsnight

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00:00 Prison: First and Last 24 Hours (R) 01:00 Britcam: Emergency on Our Streets (R) 02:00 Most Shocking (R) 03:00 Most Daring (R) 04:00 Hawaii Five-0 (R) 05:00 RSPCA Animal Rescue 06:00 Motorway Patrol (R) 07:00 Harrow: A Very British School (R) 08:00 It's Me or the Dog (R) 09:00 Wild Vets (R) 10:00 Monkey Business (R) 11:00 RSPCA Animal Rescue 12:00 Police Force: Australia 13:00 Road Wars (R) 14:00 Hawaii Five-0 (R) 16:00 Modern Family (R) 17:00 Futurama (R) 18:00 The Simpsons (R) 18:30 Futurama (R) 19:30 The Simpsons (R) 21:00 DC's Legends of Tomorrow 22:00 A League of Their Own US Road Trip (R) 23:00 Duck Quacks Don't Echo (R)

00:45 Britain's Treasure Islands (R) 01:45 The Secret History of Our Streets (R) 02:45 How to Build a Dinosaur (R) 03:45 The Highest Court in the Land: Justice Makers (R) 04:45 Close 20:00 World News Today 20:00 Weather 20:30 Top of the Pops: 1982 21:00 Dangerous Earth 21:30 Dangerous Earth 22:00

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00:05 First Dates (R) 01:05 The Great Songwriters 02:00 The Secret Life of (R) 02:55 Fast Girls (2012) 04:25 George Clarke's Amazing Spaces (R) 05:20 Location, Location, Location (R) 06:10 Deal or No Deal (R) 07:00 Countdown (R) 07:45 The King of Queens (R) 09:00 Everybody Loves Raymond (R) 10:00 Frasier (R) 11:30 Jamie's Comfort Food (R) 12:00 A Place in the Sun: Summer Sun (R) 13:00 Channel 4 News Summary 13:05 Kirstie's Handmade Christmas (R) 14:10 Deal or No Deal 15:10 Countdown 16:00 Coast vs Country 17:00 A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun 18:00 Four in a Bed 18:30 Come Dine with Me 19:00 The Simpsons 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 Channel 4 News 21:00 The Secret Life of the Zoo 22:00 Grand Designs: House of the Year 23:00 The World's Most Expensive Christmas (R)

00:05 The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door (R) 01:05 Tattoo Disasters UK 02:00 SuperCasino 04:10 The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door (R) 05:00 World's Most Pampered Pets (R) 05:45 Divine Designs 06:10 House Doctor (R) 07:00 The WotWots (R) 07:10 Lily's Driftwood Bay 07:20 Fireman Sam (R) 07:30 Peppa Pig (R) 07:40 Bob the Builder (R) 07:50 Little Princess (R) 08:05 Pip Ahoy! (R) 08:20 Thomas & Friends (R) 08:35 Noddy 08:50 Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom (R) 09:00 Wissper (R) 09:15 Peppa Pig (R) 09:35 Paw Patrol (R) 09:50 Toot the Tiny Tugboat 10:00 Toby's Travelling Circus 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:40 5 News Lunchtime 12:45 Call Me Claus (2001) 14:30 A Snow Globe Christmas (2013) 16:15 Christmas Confession 18:00 5 News at 5 18:30 Police Interceptors 19:30 5 News Tonight 20:00 UK's Strongest Man 20:00 5 News Update 21:00 Can't Pay? We'll Take It Away (R) 22:00 The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door 23:00 Benefits Britain: Life on the Dole (R)

00:45 Family Guy (R) 01:45 American Dad! (R) 02:45 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records (R) 03:15 Teleshopping 06:45 ITV2 Nightscreen 07:00 Planet's Funniest Animals (R) 07:20 Dinner Date (R) 08:10 The Ellen DeGeneres 09:00 Emmerdale (R) 09:30 Coronation Street (R) 10:00 You've Been Framed! 10:30 Psych (R) 11:20 Scorpion (R) 12:15 Dinner Date (R) 13:15 Emmerdale (R) 13:45 Coronation Street (R) 14:15 You've Been Framed! 14:45 The Ellen DeGeneres 15:35 The Jeremy Kyle Show 18:50 Take Me Out (R) 20:20 The Hot Desk (R) 20:30 You've Been Framed! 21:00 Two and a Half Men (R) 22:00 Through the Keyhole 23:00 Celebrity Juice

00:05 The Ice Cream Girls (R) 01:05 Bouquet of Barbed Wire 02:05 Secrets from the Asylum 03:00 ITV3 Nightscreen 03:30 Teleshopping 07:00 Movies Now (R) 07:10 Doctor in the House (R) 07:35 Heartbeat (R) 08:40 Where the Heart Is (R) 09:40 Wild at Heart (R) 10:40 Judge Judy (R) 12:00 Murder, She Wrote (R) 13:00 Wycliffe (R) 14:05 Heartbeat (R) 15:05 Wild at Heart (R) 16:10 Where the Heart Is (R) 17:20 Doctor in the House (R) 17:50 You're Only Young Twice 18:25 George and Mildred (R) 18:55 Heartbeat (R) 20:00 Murder, She Wrote (R) 21:00 Agatha Christie's Marple 23:00 Mr Selfridge (R)

00:05 The Last Boy Scout 01:10 Death Wish V: The Face of Death (1994) 03:15 Tommy Cooper (R) 03:40 ITV4 Nightscreen 04:00 Teleshopping 07:00 The Professionals (R) 07:50 The Chase (R) 08:40 Quincy ME (R) 09:45 Ironside (R) 10:50 The Professionals (R) 11:55 The Chase (R) 12:55 Cash Cowboys (R) 13:55 Pawn Stars (R) 14:50 Counting Cars (R) 15:50 Quincy ME (R) 16:55 Ironside (R) 18:00 Counting Cars (R) 19:00 Cash Cowboys 20:00 Pawn Stars (R) 21:00 The Hand of God: 30 Years On (R) 22:00 Assassins (1995)

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 Tenable 17:00 Tipping Point (R) 18:00 The Chase 19:30 ITV Evening News 20:00 Emmerdale 20:30 Tonight 21:00 Emmerdale 21:30 Coronation Street 22:00 Extraordinary Weddings (N) 23:00 ITV News at Ten 23:30 ITV News London 23:40 UEFA Europa League


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9th December Channel 00:45 This Week 01:30 Weather for the Week Ahead 01:35 BBC News 07:00 Breakfast 10:15 Oxford Street Revealed 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer (R) 12:00 Sister Rita to the Rescue 12:45 Rip Off Britain: Food 13:15 Bargain Hunt 14:00 BBC News at One; Weather 14:30 BBC Regional News and Weather 14:45 Doctors 15:15 The Doctor Blake Mysteries 16:10 Think Tank 17:00 Escape to the Country 17:45 Flog It! (R) 18:15 Pointless (R) 19:00 BBC News at Six; Weather 19:30 BBC Regional News Programmes 20:00 The One Show 20:30 Still Open All Hours (R) 21:00 EastEnders 21:30 Citizen Khan 22:00 Have I Got News for You 22:30 Walliams & Friend 23:00 BBC News at Ten 23:25 BBC Regional News and Weather 23:35 The Graham Norton Show

00:15 The Big Life Fix with Simon Reeve (R) 01:15 Imagine (R) 02:55 Black Is the New Black 03:25 Imagine (R) 04:20 This Is BBC Two 07:10 The World's Most Photographed (R) 07:40 Sister Rita to the Rescue 08:25 Flog It! (R) 09:00 Richard Parks on Everest 10:00 Victoria Derbyshire 12:00 BBC Newsroom Live 13:00 Daily Politics 14:00 Cash in the Attic (R) 14:30 Coast (R) 15:00 Just Good Friends (R) 15:30 Open All Hours (R) 16:00 Talking Comedy (R) 16:30 Natural World (R) 17:30 A Place to Call Home (R) 18:15 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (R) 19:00 Strictly Come Dancing It Takes Two 20:00 Celebrity Antiques Road Trip 21:00 Mastermind 21:30 Coastal Path 22:00 Rick Stein's Long Weekends 23:00 QI 23:30 Newsnight

00:55 The Chase (R)

00:00 Trollied (R) 00:30 A League of Their Own 01:00 Australia's Hardest Criminals (R) 02:10 Most Shocking (R) 03:00 Most Daring (R) 04:00 Hawaii Five-0 (R) 05:00 RSPCA Animal Rescue 06:00 Motorway Patrol (R) 07:00 Harrow: A Very British School (R) 08:00 It's Me or the Dog (R) 09:00 Wild Vets (R) 10:00 Monkey Business (R) 11:00 RSPCA Animal Rescue 12:00 Motorway Patrol (R) 13:00 Road Wars (R) 14:00 Hawaii Five-0 (R) 16:00 Modern Family (R) 17:00 Futurama (R) 18:00 The Simpsons (R) 18:30 Futurama (R) 19:30 The Simpsons (R) 21:00 Harry Hill's Tea-Time (R) 21:30 Modern Family (R) 22:00 Karl Pilkington: The Moaning of Life (R) 23:00 Rugby's Funniest Moments (R)

00:00 Colour: The Spectrum of Science (R) 01:00 Deep, Down and Dirty The Science of Soil (R) 02:00 Top of the Pops: 1982 02:40 Cosmonauts: How Russia Won the Space Race (R) 03:40

Vienna:

Empire,

Dynasty and Dream (R) 04:40 Close 20:00 World News Today 20:00 Weather 20:30 Top of the Pops: 1982 21:00 Classic Cellists at the BBC 22:00 Arena (R) 23:55 Arena (R)

CHANNEL

23:40 Junior (1994)

00:05 60 Days in Jail 01:05 Random Acts 01:35 Finding My Twin Stranger (R) 02:30 Queen (2014) 04:55 Shipping Wars UK (R) 05:30 Kirstie and Phil's Love It or List It (R) 06:25 Deal or No Deal (R) 07:15 Countdown (R) 08:00 The King of Queens (R)) 08:50 Everybody Loves Raymond (R) 09:50 Frasier (R) 10:50 Jamie's Best Ever Christmas (R) 11:50 A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun 12:35 Deal or No Deal 13:35 Channel 4 News Summary 13:40 Channel 4 Racing 16:00 Coast vs Country 17:00 A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun 18:00 Four in a Bed 18:30 Come Dine with Me 19:00 The Simpsons 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 Channel 4 News 21:00 Alan Carr's Happy Hour 22:00 Gogglebox 23:00 The Last Leg

00:05 At Christmas (R) 01:00 SuperCasino 04:10 Secrets of Great British Castles (R) 05:00 World's Most Pampered Pets (R) 05:45 Divine Designs (R) 06:10 House Doctor (R) 07:00 The WotWots (R) 07:10 Lily's Driftwood Bay (R) 07:20 Fireman Sam (R) 07:30 Peppa Pig (R) 07:40 Bob the Builder (R) 07:50 Little Princess (R) 08:05 Pip Ahoy! (R) 08:20 Thomas & Friends (R) 08:35 Noddy 08:50 Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom (R) 09:00 Wissper (R) 09:15 Peppa Pig (R) 09:35 Paw Patrol (R) 09:50 Toot the Tiny Tugboat 10:00 Toby's Travelling Circus 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:40 5 News Lunchtime 12:45 The 12 Gifts of Christmas (2015) 14:25 The Christmas Bunny 16:20 Christmas With the Andersons (2016) 18:00 5 News at 5 18:30 Police Interceptors (R) 19:30 5 News Tonight 20:00 The Gadget Show 21:00 Secrets of Great British Castles 22:00 Building the World's Most Luxurious Cruise Ship 23:00 The Best of Bad TV

00:00 Family Guy (R) 01:00 Family Guy (R) 01:30 American Dad! (R) 02:00 Two and a Half Men (R) 02:25 The Vampire Diaries (R) 03:25 Teleshopping 06:55 ITV2 Nightscreen 07:00 Planet's Funniest Animals (R) 07:20 Dinner Date (R) 08:10 The Ellen DeGeneres 09:00 Emmerdale (R) 10:00 Coronation Street (R) 10:30 Psych (R) 11:20 Scorpion (R) 12:15 Dinner Date (R) 13:15 Emmerdale (R) 14:15 Coronation Street (R) 14:45 The Ellen DeGeneres 15:35 The Jeremy Kyle Show 18:50 Take Me Out (R) 20:00 You've Been Framed! (R) 21:00 Hairspray Live! 23:45 Family Guy (R)

00:00 The Ice Cream Girls (R) 01:00 Carry On Camping 02:40 George and Mildred (R) 03:05 ITV3 Nightscreen 03:30 Teleshopping 07:00 Movies Now (R) 07:10 Doctor in the House (R) 07:35 Heartbeat (R) 08:40 Where the Heart Is (R) 09:40 Wild at Heart (R) 10:45 Judge Judy (R) 12:00 Murder, She Wrote (R) 13:00 Wycliffe (R) 14:05 Heartbeat (R) 15:05 Wild at Heart (R) 16:10 Where the Heart Is (R) 17:15 Doctor in the House (R) 17:50 You're Only Young Twice 18:20 George and Mildred (R) 18:55 Heartbeat (R) 19:55 Murder, She Wrote (R) 21:00 Foyle's War (R) 23:00 Mr Selfridge (R)

00:40 Car Crash Global (R) 01:40 The Motorbike Show 03:35 Tommy Cooper (R) 04:00 Teleshopping 07:00 The Professionals (R) 07:50 The Chase (R) 08:45 Quincy ME (R) 09:50 Ironside (R) 10:50 The Professionals (R) 11:55 The Chase (R) 12:55 Cash Cowboys (R) 14:00 Pawn Stars (R) 14:55 Counting Cars (R) 15:55 Quincy ME (R) 16:55 Ironside (R) 18:00 Counting Cars (R) 19:00 Cash Cowboys 20:00 Pawn Stars (R) 21:00 Ray Mears' Close Encounters (R) 22:00 Jaws 3 (1983)

01:45 Jackpot247 04:00 Tonight (R) 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 Tenable 17:00 Tipping Point (R) 18:00 The Chase 19:00 ITV News London 19:30 ITV Evening News 20:00 Emmerdale 20:30 Coronation Street 21:00 Countrywise 21:30 Coronation Street 22:00 Ball and Boe: One Night Only 23:00 ITV News at Ten 23:30 ITV News London


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THE BIG CROSSWORD

Across 1 What name is given to the angular distance between an imaginary line around a heavenly  body parallel to its equator and the equator itself? (8) 7 What name is applied to a natural stream of water smaller than a river and often a tributary of a river? (5) 8 Which city is the capital of Mongolia? (4,5) 9 By what nickname is someone called Henry often known? (3) 10 The name of which flatfish is also the name given to the underside of the foot? (4) 11 What name was given to the collection of Zoroastrian texts gathered during the fourth and sixth centuries? (6) 13 According to the Bible, what was the name of the sister of Moses and Aaron, and the daughter of Amram and Jochebed? (6) 14 Which medical publication takes its name from a surgical knife with a pointed double-edged blade? (6) 17 Which plant is also known as the 'love apple'? (6) 18 Usually portrayed as a winged youth with bow and arrows, what was the name of the Greek god of love? (4) 20 What name is given to a profound emotion inspired by a deity? (3)

22 What name is given to the northernmost point of the Earth's axis? (5,4) 23 Rodrigo Diáz de Vivar was the real name of which 11th century Spanish warrior hero? (2,3) 24 See 12 Down

Down 1/5 Which soldier and statesman was the first premier of the Union of South Africa (1910-19)? (5,5) 2 What name is given to a fishing boat that uses a dragnet to catch fish? (7)

the crossword grid FILL-IT-IN Complete by using the given words: 2 letter words As Hi It Us 3 letter words Ale All Ant Ape Are Art Day Ens Get Had Has Lay Loy Nor Oar Oft Ore Pan Par Pea Ply Rag Rat Sap Sir Spa Tea Ten Tut Use 4 letter words Aloe Area Arts Cast Cons Cosh Dais Earl Fees Free Hays Isle

Lees Leis Lens List Lure Oats Para Pass Sale Sane Scam Scan Sear Semi Sire Sold Sore Span Suds Tent Trug Yeti 5 letter words Aloes Aorta Cease Crane Hasty Nerds Panda Peace Saint Sales Stoat Upset 6 letter words Append Dressy Forget Harass Parish Settee 7 letter words Lattice Seaside 8 letter words Secluded Trotters

3 Which type of jug or mug is in the form of a stout man wearing a three-cornered hat? (4) 4 In grammar, which category of nouns serve as the indirect object of a verb (6) 5 See 1

6 By what name is a small metal frying pan with a long-handle known as in the US? (7) 7 What was the surname of the actor who played James Bond in the films Golden Eye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day? (7) 12/24 Which American author created the tough private eye Philip Marlowe? (7,8) 13 What name is given to optical illusions in which atmospheric refraction by a layer of hot  air distorts or inverts reflections of distant objects? (7) 15 Lewis who was the British writer and mathematician who wrote the children’s classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and the sequel, Through the Looking-Glass? (7) 16 Which complex carbohydrate found chiefly in seeds, fruits, tubers, roots and stem pith of plants is used in adhesives and as fillers and stiffeners for paper and textiles? (6) 17 Which freshwater dace-like game  fish of Europe and western Asia is noted for its ability to survive outside water? (5) 19 The name of which long pointed weapon is also applied to the tip and stem of asparagus or broccoli? (5) 21 What name is given to the protruding part of the lower  jaw? (4)

The Big Crossword Answers


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sudoku

logic puzzle Logic puzzles require the solver to deduce the relationships between different people, places and things based on a limited number of clues given in the puzzle.

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

1. The person whose flight departs at 8:00am is Kristen. 2. The person whose flight departs at 1:00pm didn't buy a novelty snow globe. 3. The driver with the PLX-819 license plate bought the novelty figurine. 4. Of Lucia and the driver with the KNZ-771 license plate, one bought the novelty figurine and the other will depart at 8:00pm. 5. The 5 people were the driver with the KNZ-771 license plate, the person whose flight departs at 11:30am, Kristen, the tourist who bought the novelty snow globe, and the driver with the PLX-819 license plate. 6. The tourist who bought the novelty snow globe is not Brenden. 7. Either the person whose flight departs at 1:00pm or the person whose flight departs at 7:30pm bought the novelty figurine. 8. The driver with the MNU-665 license plate will depart later than Zachariah. 9. The driver with the MRM-019 license plate will depart later than the tourist who bought the novelty kitchen magnet. 10. Brenden will depart later than the tourist who bought the novelty postcard.

Cryptic Across 1 Traditional stories involving confused, shy and heartless Maoist (5) 4 Vehicle with black on, soot? (6) 9 Violent behaviour with sheep call (7) 10 Set up stall (5) 11 The kicker, is he so confused? (4) 12 Old-timer set on a pedestal (7) 13 Some wine tasters are remaining (3) 14 Disgusting evil doctor (4) 16 Found irritable in a hired gyroscope (4) 18 Ask one for an offer (3) 20 Increase general confusion (7) 21 Shout about everything (4) 24 Army divisions ruined Tunis (5) 25 It is a chore to put out this type of cigar (7) 26 Listen around, then join up (6) 27 Get rid of the trench (5)

Sudoku Solution

French journalist (4) Down 1 Gold found in mass quagmire (6) 2 Part time worker has nothing like the rhythm (5) 3 Behind defense attorney’s disclosure (4) 5 Agreed, it’s like it was posted to the editor (8) 6 Winning or getting a hammering (7) 7 Signify agreement, and you’ll reportedly get growth (6) 8 Stale concoction is the bare minimum (5) 13 Nothing nurse is preparing for a mild mental disorder (8) 15 Malice shown when Shakespeare wasn’t at his best, perhaps (3,4) 17 Take exception to the East, otherwise prim (6) 18 A seat for the judiciary (5) 19 Grasp a number of eggs (6) 22 Legend on the move (5) 23 Legal document of

Standard Across 1 Fables (5) 4 Chemical element (6) 9 Run riot (7) 10 Endure (5) 11 Foot covering (4) 12 Timepiece (7) 13 Mesh (3) 14 Disgusting (4) 16 Nervy (4) 18 Offer (3) 20 Make bigger (7) 21 Cry (4) 24 Items (5) 25 Type of cigar (7)

26 Join up (6) 27 Trench (5) Down 1 Quagmire (6) 2 Rhythm (5) 3 Chair (4) 5 Agreed (8) 6 Thumping (7) 7 Small swelling (6) 8 Smallest (5) 13 Psychological disorder (8) 15 Hostility (3,4) 17 Overmodest (6) 18 Long seat (5) 19 Cling to (6) 22 Walking (5) 23 Document (4)

Crossword Solution

Solution for Logic Puzzle


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Clubs & Associations Running a Club, Association or Charity Event? Let us know email info@whatsoncostablanca.com Sat 03 Dec Costa Blanca Mountain Walkers - see list on website Admit One Film Club IMF Cinemas Torrevieja 9:30am La Siesta Bowls Club - Torrevieja 10:00am Oliva Drama and Cultural Association Viva Espana N332 1:30pm Charity Bowls - Torrevieja Royal British Legion , San Luis Bowls Club 5:00pm English Film Showing - Pilar De Horadada Neighbours Assoc - Calle Canalejas, 4 9:00pm Live Entertainment Night - PALS La Siesta Sun 04 Dec Admit One Film Club IMF Cinemas Torrevieja 8:30am Costa Blanca Runners South - Caprabo Supermarket Tel 966 786 774 9:30am La Siesta Bowls Club - Torrevieja 10:00am Campoamor Tennis Club - Campoamor Golf & Tennis Club 10:00am Tennis Club Los Amigos Oliva 10:00am Monte Mar Bowls Club, Gran Alicant - ROLL UP 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 05 Dec Admit One 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 Horadada - Duques de Palma Sports Centre 10:00am Tennis Club Los Amigos Oliva 10:30am Age Concern C B South - La Siesta - Calle Paganini 11:00am Rascals - Sacko's Bar El Limonar San Luis 11:00am Cambridge Slimming Club - Washinton Bar La Siesta 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 Cntre Blue Lagoon 2:00pm Tai Chi - Cultural Centre Quesada 7:30pm Ballroom & Latin Dancing - La Bamba's Asturias Restaurant La Zenia Tue 06 Dec Admit One 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 Meat Raffle & Bingo - PALS La Siesta 10:00am El Rancho Bowls Club 10:00am Horadada Bowls Club Roll Up Day 10:00am Monte Mar Bowls Club, Gran Alicant - ROLL UP 10:30am Cambridge Slimming Club & Zumba - Bar Columbus Toretta II 10:30am Age Concern C B South - La Siesta - Calle Paganini 10:45am Gardeners Corner Torrevieja - at karaoke bar 'Supersof' Torrevieja 1:00pm The Good Life Club - Los Arcos Restaurant Avenida Baleares Torrevieja 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 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 Friends and Buddies - Cats Bar, Sector A Camposol 8:00pm Games Night - PALS La Siesta 8:30pm The English Folk Music Club - Matrix Madhouse La Fuente Wed 07 Dec Costa Blanca Mountain Walkers - see list on website Admit One 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 Horadada - Duques de Palma Sports Centre 10:30am Successful Slimming Bar Carlos La Romana 10:30am Age Concern C B South - La Siesta - Calle Paganini 10:45am Belly Dancing Keep Fit Session Quesada Wellbeing Centre, under The Club 11:00am Dayamantes Singers - Music Room of San Miguel Archangel, Daya Nueva 12:00pm Al-Anon Family Groups Rojales & Torrevieja Ring 692 799 318 1:00pm Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre Open Day Ptda. Lo 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 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 Restaurant, 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 08 Dec

Carp-R-Us Angling Club Phone for meet point 966 717 923 Admit One 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 Mazarron Bay Bridge Club - Playa Grande Hotel, Puerto de Mazarron 10:00am Rojales Pantomime Group - Cultural Centre Quesada 10:00am Badminton Pilar de La Horadada - Duques de Palma Sports Centre 10:00am Tennis Club Los Amigos Oliva 10:00am El Rancho Bowls Club 10:00am Horadada Bowls Club Roll Up Day 10:00am Monte Mar Bowls Club, Gran Alicant - ROLL UP 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 11:00am Orihuela Costa Male Voice Choir La Zenia Church 11:00am Rascals - Sacko's Bar El Limonar San Luis 11:00am Cambridge Slimming Club - The Irish Rover Torrevieja - Calle Dr Waksman 11:30am Ballroom & Latin Classes Bienvenido Chinese Restaurant La Zenia 1:00pm Bridge Club Rest Antonios Quesada 1:00pm Torrevieja Association of Amateur Balladeers Singers El Paraiso Restaurant 1:30pm Charity Bowls - Torrevieja Royal British Legion , San Luis Bowls Club 2:00pm Craft Club - PALS La Siesta 3:30pm Campoamor Tennis Club - Campoamor Golf & Tennis Club 4:00pm Latin Line Dancing - Emerald Isle, La Florida 5:00pm Phoenix Solos Club - Torrevieja Bowls 6:00pm The Sunshine Club 966 791 514 – Various Venues - Villamartin 6:00pm Torrevieja Digital Camera Club - Casa Ventura San Luis 6:00pm Gandia Area Social Club (GASC) - Viva Espana, Oliva 7:00pm English Film Showing - Pilar De Horadada Neighbours Assoc - Calle Canalejas, 4 7:00pm Bingo - PALS La Siesta 8:00pm Costa Barber Singers - Recibar La Torre, Benissa. Fri 09 Dec Admit One Film Club IMF Cinemas Torrevieja 9:30am La Siesta Bowls Club - Torrevieja 9:45am Cresendo International Choir - El Paraiso, Torrevieja 10:00am Unisex Slimming & Recreation - PALS La Siesta 10:30am Cambridge Slimming Club & Zumba - Bar Columbus Toretta II 10:30am Line Dancing & Country Music - Marina Bar Toretta 3 10:30am Age Concern C B South - La Siesta - Calle Paganini 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 7:00pm Monthly Country Music & Dance Camposol Cultural Centre 9:00pm Jazz Club - El Puente, Santiago de la Ribera


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What’s on in The Costa Blanca Bars

Here is a roundup to what’s going on in your local area and these below are on every day – check the website for the latest information. To add your events – email info@whatson-costablanca.com

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 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

3.00pm Churchills San Luis KARAOKE 5:00pm Bamboo Lounge Entrenaranjos LIVE PREMIERSHIP 5:00pm Bar Carmens, El Chaparral, La Siesta KARAOKE 8:00pm El Capitan Los Altos QUIZ NIGHT 8:30pm Auld Dubliner Cabo Roig KARAOKE 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 Lo Crispin Tavern, Lo Crispin QUIZ 9.00pm Bar Stop, Torrevieja KARAOKE Monday

11:00am Lo Crispin Tavern, Lo Crispin ZUMBA 3:00pm Oceans Bar Gran Alacant BINGO 3:00pm The Inn @ The Green Entrenaranjos DOMINOS 4:00pm Bar Carmens - El Chapparal, La Siesta BINGO 5:30pm Matrix Madhouse Studio La Fuente KIDS ROCK CHOIR 6:30pm Matrix Madhouse La Fuente ADULT ROCK CHOIR 7:00pm Auld Dubliner Cabo Roig HAPPY HOUR 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 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 Tuesday

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 6:00pm Blackbull Torremendo STEAK NIGHT 6:30pm Bamboo Lounge Entrenaranjos LIVE FOOTBALL 7:00pm Auld Dubliner Cabo Roig HAPPY HOUR 8:00pm Papillon Bar Rest. Torretta 2 LIVE ENTERTAINMENT 8.30pm The Watering Hole San Luis Square LIVE ENTERTAINMENT 8.30pm Bar Stop Torrevieja GAMES NIGHT 9:00pm La Bocana Cable Ski, Torrevieja Marina MUSIC 9:00pm Inn @ The Green Entrenaranjos LIVE MUSIC 9.00pm Churchills San Luis KARAOKE 9:00pm Mono's Bar Quesada LIVE MUSIC 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 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 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 2:00pm Auld Dubliner Cabo Roig HAPPY HOUR 2:30pm Bamboo Lounge Entrenaranjos LIVE FOOTBALL

10:30am Matrix Madhouse Studio La Fuente YOGA 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 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 7:00pm Auld Dubliner Cabo Roig HAPPY HOUR 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 8:30pm Auld Dubliner Cabo Roig DARTS LEAGUE 9:00pm Lo Crispin Tavern, Lo Crispin DARTS 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 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 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 7:00pm Auld Dubliner Cabo Roig HAPPY HOUR 8:00pm Matrix Madhouse Studio La Fuente QUIZ & BINGO 8.30pm Drivers Bar Villamartin DISCO 9.00pm The Fire Station Via Park 1 KARAOKE Thursday 10:00am Matrix Madhouse La Fuente COFFEE MORNING CRAFTS BINGO & MY WEIGH IN 11:00am El Castillo La Marina TAI CHI 11:00am Mono's Bar Quesada LADIES PAMPER DAY 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 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 El Capitan Los Altos DARTS LEAGUE 8.30pm Drivers Bar Villamartin LIVE ENTERTAINMENT 7:00pm Auld Dubliner Cabo Roig HAPPY HOUR 9:00pm La Bocana Cable Ski, Torrevieja Marina MUSIC 9:00pm Oceans Bar QUIZ NIGHT 9.00pm Bar Stop, Torrevieja KARAOKE 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. 2:00pm Bar Carmens, La Siesta LIVE ENTERTAINMENT 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 Auld Dubliner Cabo Roig HAPPY HOUR 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 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 9.00pm Bar Stop Torrevieja LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

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Fiestas, Festivals & Concerts Mon 5 Dec

Sat 3 Dec San Javier Fiestas Mazarron Fiestas Archival Fiestas Santa Pola Fish Tapas Route All Saints – Torrevieja Rojales Christmas Market Almoradi Medieval Market

Sun 4 Dec San Javier Fiestas Mazarron Fiestas Santa Barbara – Mazarron Archival Fiestas All Saints – Torrevieja Santa Pola Fish Tapas Route Rojales Christmas Market Almoradi Medieval Market

San Javier Fiestas Mazarron Fiestas Archival Fiestas Fiesta De La Virgen - Yecla All Saints – Torrevieja Santa Pola Fish Tapas Route

Tue 6 Dec San Javier Fiestas Mazarron Fiestas Archival Fiestas Fiesta De La Virgen – Yecla All Saints – Torrevieja San Nicolas - Alicante Santa Pola Fish Tapas Route

Wed 7 Dec San Javier Fiestas Mazarron Fiestas

Archival Fiestas Fiesta De La Virgen - Yecla All Saints – Torrevieja Santa Pola Fish Tapas Route Daya Vieja Christmas Fair

Thu 8 Dec San Javier Fiestas Mazarron Fiestas Archival Fiestas Fiesta De La Virgen - Yecla Santa Eulalia – Totana All Saints – Torrevieja Santa Pola Fish Tapas Route Daya Vieja Christmas Fair

Fri 9 Dec San Javier Fiestas Mazarron Fiestas Daya Vieja Christmas Fair Biar Christmas Fair

Markets Costa Blanca and Costa Calida Yecla Ondara Guardamar del Segura Street Market Guardamar Fish Market - Port Marina de las Dunas

Sat 26 Nov Calpe HELP Charity Sale - Behind Rendezvous Bar Tiro de Pinchon Pueblo Principe Underworld Car Boot Sale Punta Prima Alicante Market Benissa Torre Pacheco Street Market Almoradi Street Market Los Narejos Street Market Fortuna Pedreguer Los Narejos Santa Pola Street Market Abanilla Elda Águilas Playa Flamenca Street Market Orihuela Street Market Fuente Alamo San Javier Craft Market El Verger Car Boot - Safari park Mazarrón Gandia Callosa d‘ En Sarrià Molina de Segura El Poblets Flea Market - El Pont Bar and Restaurant Callosa d‘ En Sarrià Antiques Market - Fuentes del Algar Bigastro Market Guardamar Fish Market - Port Marina de las Dunas Bigastro Market

Cabo de Palos Street Market Cape Palos, Murcia Guardamar Campo Lemon Grove Market Pedreguer Flea Market La Marina Street Market Zoco’s Market - Quesada Aledo Los Nietos HELP Charity Sale Punta Prima - Water Tower Punta Prima Murcia Antiques Market Mazarrón La Nucía Flea Market Flea Market Punta Prima Rocajuna

Sun 27 Nov

Mon 28 Nov

Lorca San Pedro del Pinatar Craft Market Torremanzanas

San Pedro del Pinatar Street Market Dénia Roldan

Thu 1 Dec

Beniel Parcent La Nucía Caravaca de la Cruz Ontinyent Los Narejos Artisan Market Santa Pola Street Market Guardamar Fish Market - Port Marina de las Dunas

Tue 29 Nov Los Belones Benissa Los Alcazares Street Market La Unión Los Alcázares Alhama de Murcia Relleu Altea Jumilla Callosa d‘ En Sarrià Agost Bullas

Orihuela Street Market Pilar de la Horadada Guardamar Fish Market - Port Marina de las Dunas

Wed 30 Nov Alcoy Calpe Flea Market - Car park close to Casa Santiago de la Ribera Street Market Polop Mutxamel San Miguel Street Market Teulada El Poblets Craft Market Alcantarilla El Campello San Javier Benidorm Orba Benitachell La Mata

Benidorm Antiques Market El Cisne Villajoyosa Lorca Javea Blanca Los Urrutias Guardamar del Segura Street Market Murcia San Javier Street Market San Javier Balsicas Street Market Gandia Agost Librilla Rojales Street Market La Marina Street Market Guardamar Fish Market - Port Marina de las Dunas

Fri 2 Dec Alfas del Pi Abarán Gata de Gorgos Pilar de la Horadada Onil Torrevieja Street Market Calasparra Finestrat El Verger Guardamar Fish Market - Port Marina de las Dunas Benidoleig Charity Auction at El Cid Los Montesinos Street Market


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Formula 1 in 2017: What changes can we expect for next year? By Nigel Owen

overtaking manoeuvres are driven by DRS and tyre regulations."

Whether it is the aesthetics, noise, tyres, engines and even how the drivers will cope, here's what you can expect from Formula 1 in 2017. In what is possibly the first time F1 has made aesthetics a central pillar of future regulations, 2017's cars are set to look more "aggressive" thanks to regulations to make them wider, heavier and run on fatter tyres. Wings will also be wider, with the rear wing lower than it is currently. How much faster will the cars be? The FIA claim substantial gains of five to six seconds are expected in 2017 through the "aerodynamic rules evolution, wider tires and reduction of car weight", though many believe the improvement may not be as drastic. The natural rate of F1 development already means the current 2016 cars are even faster than last year's, with track records set in Bahrain and Austria among others despite the smaller-capacity V6 engines, while Nico Rosberg's pole time at the Hungarian GP was more than two seconds under 2015's benchmark. It's been a trend all season. Will overtaking improve? While the decrease in lap times and increase in down force is likely to make the cars more challenging for drivers, few believe the changes will do anything to alleviate F1's overtaking issues -

and some fear the age-old problem of cars being able to follow each other closely will only get worse. "The truism is that the more down force you've got on the car the more you're going to be affected by the wake of another car," said Symonds. Which in turn will mean the drivers will have to be physically fitter to take them to the limit? But there are also those who believe racing will improve next season. And it's not just Alonso at McLaren, team principal Eric Boulder has also given his backing. "The car will generate more down force from the tyres, so mechanically, which should not hurt the overtaking numbers," he said. "Additionally, the influence of the front wing will be lower, since the floor and the diffuser will generate more down force, allowing more overtaking. "All this makes the car allow more overtaking manoeuvres, maybe by 5 per cent, as all current

What's the plan with tyres? With Formula 1 intent on increasing down force, plans have long been in place to make the tyres wider to increase mechanical grip. The front tyres will be a 305mm-wide thread rather than the current 245mm, while rear tyres will be increased to a 405mm-wide thread from 325mm - around 25 and 30 percent wider than the current spec. Pirelli were allocated 25 days testing with the new rubber, with Ferrari and Red Bull kicking off the extensive schedule this month ahead of Mercedes' first venture in September, with all three teams permitted to report their findings back to the rest of the grid. What is happening with engines? Despite some high-profile and persistent opposition to the hybrid turbos since their 2014 introduction - most notably from Bernie Ecclestone - the technology will remain in place until at least 2020. Customer costs was one of the biggest issues when it came to engines and power unit supply costs will be reduced by 1m Euros in 2017 compared to this year's price and by a further 3m Euros in 2018. What will the cars look like? All the Teams have kept their car design under wraps but it is possible they may look like this.


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A Tour Of Cartagena, The Great Seducer Of The Mediterranean By Fiona Crate

This December they celebrate their international film festival.

With more than 3,000 years of history, Cartagena has been the scene of some of the most incredible passages in history. Today, this city, which is less than an hour's drive away, offers so many things to see and do that is not surprising that it is one of the most seductive destinations in the Mediterranean. Carthaginians, Romans, Visigoths, Byzantines, Muslims ... Its privileged enclave and its natural resources, such as minerals, made Cartagena the object of most outstanding struggle for civilizations. Since Hasdrubal founded it in 227 BC, this city has lived through great moments of splendour becoming one of the most important Roman cities plus being the capital of the Byzantine province of Spania, and also facing hard times of decadence, especially in the Middle Ages. Today, Qart Hadast, Nea Karchedon, Cartago Nova or Cartago

Spartaria, or what is the same, Cartagena, offers a fascinating journey through time along its streets, monuments and castles thanks to its recovered, rich heritage. To discover the city and understand its development, it is best to start the tour through its History Interpretation Centre. From there we can see its origins through the remains of the Punic Wall, vestiges of its foundation, and to discover the several archaeological remains that

provide a path following stretches of ancient causeways.

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Undoubtedly, the archaeological building of greater monumentality is the Roman Theatre, an exceptional site built in the time of Emperor Augustus. While walking, we also discover that the city presents a military footprint that dates back to medieval times, when the Castillo de la Concepción was built. Baroque, neoclassical and modernist constructions let us discover other interesting itineraries through the historical centre of this city, which is open to the sea. Another way to discover it is to visit its museums, either the archaeological or the modern art one, where you can contemplate the many discoveries and artistic manifestations throughout time. Festivals are also a major reason to travel to Cartagena, which throughout the year hosts music, dance, theatre, cinema and folklore meetings, such as Easter Week or Moors and Christians Fiesta.

If you want sun and beach, this is the right destination, as the city is bathed by two seas, the “Mar Menor” and the “Mar Mayor”, where it is possible to enjoy a relaxing bath and practice all kinds of water activities. Those who prefer to enjoy nature, to observe the landscape and to discover its surroundings, have the possibility to walk along the numerous paths that run around the city. In addition, Cartagena is an ideal place for family outings, such as in the tourist boat that goes around the lighthouses of Curra and Navidad, the Algameca Chica and the island of Escombreras. Or the tourist bus that runs through the historic and commercial centre of the city as well as the renovated seaside promenade. In a marine environment like this, their gastronomy is a pleasure that helps the visitor to recover strength after a long excursion. “Salazones”, fish, seafood and dishes such as the “caldero”, combined with the region's agricultural products, add flavour to an offer of activities of which nothing is lacking. More information at www.cartagena.es and www.cartagenaturismo.es ED: Fiona Crate is a former journalist that has been the director of different publications. She leads the internal communication department of one of the biggest companies in Spain and loves to communicate. That’s the reason she is delighted to write for The CoastRider.


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Being Abused By The Electric Company By Andreu & Alenda legalservice@andreualenda.com

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For many years, the electricity company IBERDROLA, through its distribution company, has issued invoices to its customers for exorbitant amounts. They have accused some customers of having manipulated their electrical meter counter to read a lesser amount than their actual electrical consumption; thus avoiding paying higher chargers, than the one paid. Iberdrola practices a policy of 'subjective regularisation', taking into account the supposed consumption of electricity that they think you should have made during the period in which the consumer has supposedly carried out the manipulation of the meter. In most cases these invoices are accompanied by a very brief report of a technical inspector, carried out without prior notice to the consumer so that they can’t be present during the inspection and making it impossible for them to be able to check the reality of this situation. Thus, the consumer, even though they are totally uninformed of the rights that they have by Iberdrola, is placed in a position of submission based on what is stated in the technical report. Clients have to face paying higher charges, against their will, and pay whatever amount that

Iberdrola has decided to impose at its discretion, because the non-payment of the bill entails cutting off their electricity supply and thus depriving clients of their basic needs. Thus the client is guilty until proven innocent. Faced with this situation, the consumer tries by all possible means to contact the electricity company for an explanation of their bill and, above all, to see for themselves the 'clear evidence' of the accusation made against them. Phone calls to the company are eternal: they pass you through one operator to another, they just say that the information presented in the invoice is what they have on their computer, thus avoiding proving a real answer to the question. They do not give you any way to amend the situation or to prove a means to prove otherwise; they just recommend that you pay the invoice or to go court. The electric company acts in a totally authoritarian way, granting the consumer a deadline to pay the invoice, while warning that otherwise the supply will be cut. What is significant is that the contract holder is accused by the company without any evidence and they are considered guilty of manipulated their Electric Meter until proven otherwise. Surprisingly, Iberdrola issue bills for the amount of 2,500€, or higher, which forces the consumer, if they want to protest and to appeal the invoice, to go to court.To do so they require the assistance of a lawyer and be represented by a court prosecutor, with a high cost for legal fees. In addition to this, you are forced to

pay the high electricity bill regardless, if you do not want your electric supply to be cut-off: as we all know that Justice in Spain does not happen quickly. Andreu & Alenda Lawyers act on your behalf to defend those who that have been abused by Iberdrola. We have a full team of lawyers and expert electricians to probe into any abuse suffered and to discover the real consumption of electricity; to defend you in court and to fight for your rights. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any query you might have at 96 692 77 99 or by email: legalservice@andreualenda.com.

WHAT IS THE PRESCRIPTION OF TRAFFIC TICKETS? By Andreu & Alenda Lawyers Prescription is the legal figure by virtue of which, for a period of time (set by the law in each case): when a 'right' is lost. The time to exercise a 'right' expires. It is when the administration loses the right to claim a payment of a traffic ticket as the time has passed. In this case, the administration is the Dirección General de Tráfico (General Traffic Directorate), City Halls or other public bodies are capable to impose fines. When do traffic tickets expire? The term to execute economical fines expires after four years of its imposition. If the fine is of any

other nature, it expires after one year (RDLeg 339/1990 Article 92.4). In both cases, the limitation period begins to count from the day after the Administration declares the sanction to be final (it cannot be appealed).

How is the prescription period calculated? The limitation period begins to count from the day after the traffic ticket cannot be appealed and it is considered firm. However, this period may be interrupted. The limitation period may be interrupted by administrative activity held by the competent body to claim that fine. This means that as long as the Administration is working on your file, for example, trying to get the accused off the fine, through notifying them by all means, the counting of the term stops. The countdown starts again the day after the Administration leaves the file paralysed and does nothing with it. The prescription penalises the administration for their inactivity. So sometimes, citizens are lucky and the administrations forgets about them.

No Win No Fee For Claims Against Bank Guarantors For more than 25 years, the Law Firm of Andreu & Alenda Abogados SCP has been serving the Torrevieja community. After a recent change in Spanish legislation, the Law firm can now offer their services on a No Win No Fee basis to serve claims against Banks for Off-Plan developments that were never fulfilled. If you were unfortunate enough to invest in such a scheme, you now have the opportunity to put forward a claim with a Law Firm that can boast a 100% success rate in the cases they have taken against Spanish Banks. Hundreds of expatriates who once thought they had said

goodbye to their savings, now have the possibility of receiving a refund on their deposits as Andreu & Alenda Abogados work directly with the Banks that received payments directly from builders and developers for off-site construction. What many potential home owners failed to understand is that the vast majority of developers had to take out general bank guarantees for the buyers or an individual policy for each prospective client. Andreu & Alenda Abogados base their claims on the fact of Bank liability, as the financial institutes received payments directly from the developers however the banks did not grant individual guarantees to

the buyers. Many of these builders and developers who sold off-site plans have gone into voluntary administration or filled for bankruptcy, making it impossible for you to receive a refund of all the monies paid to their client-buyers directly from the developers. Some of these companies include Herrada del Tollo, SL; San Jose Inversiones, SL; Eurohouse 2010,SL; Huma Mediterraneo, SL etc... Andreu & Alenda Abogados SCP say: “We will assess your claim on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can tell you how successful your claim is likely to be. This service is 100% free and confidential. We offer our services on this basis because we

think you have already paid a lot of money to buy your property. You have been though a distressing situation but the main point is that we do believe we can help you to recover what you deserve. We file the petition in court asking for the refund of the principal amount invested plus the legal interest applied. We have already been 100% successful in recovering the amounts paid to developers, for all our clients. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any query you might have for a free, no obligation consultation. You can contact us by phone: 966 927 799 or by email: legalservice@andreualenda.com.”


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Debt Collection Recovery Companies By Andreu & Alenda Solicitors Do I have a debt? Who is claiming that debt from me? Am I enrolled in a debtor’s registry? Will my salary and my assets be seized? Who else knows that I am in this situation? These and other questions are those that are constantly made by people who receive several letters in their post and numerous telephone calls per day from those commonly known in Spain as "Recovery Companies" or in the UK as 'Debt Collection Agencies'. This is done in order to frighten and upset the daily life of an alleged debtors to achieve the refund of a debt. These are usually small debts, such as associated with typical household suppliers, such as telephone, gas, water, television, or small bank debts. These companies take over the debt and become the new creditor because the main company transferred them the credit and the necessary data to claim the debt, but without the express consent of debtor to this transfer of their personal and private information. After a first contact between the parties, the debtor receives a letter explaining the existence of a debt and in which it is said that if the payment is made within the stipulated period, they will lower the debt. At this point, the debtor does not know with whom to communicate to carry out the subsequent steps. To avoid fraud, it is important to ask the creditor to inform us about the debt that they are claiming, when it was contracted and the

amount demanded. This is to be sure that the information is correct and to be able to negotiate how the payment will be made. There have been cases in which the recovery companies try to collect a debt that has already been paid, or a debt that is prescribed (we talked about this in a previous article about prescription, see Edition 607: www.thecoastrider.com) or even claim an amount higher than the principal owed. Often the amount of these debts is not very high and the debtor just pays them off to prevent the continuation of the numerous calls and letters, even though you do not have any agreement with them. However, in many cases you can avoid payment to such third parties by simply contracting a lawyer. These Debt Collection Agencies use procedures that could be classified as reprehensible and even illegal, starting from the moment they have access to your personal data. This implies a direct violation of the rights protected by Organic Law 15/1999, of December 13, on the Protection of Personal Data, since the calls are not only made to the alleged debtor, but extend to the family environment, to friends and even the workplace. In these calls, the company not only do not identify themselves correctly, but they are not worried if the person they are speaking to, is or is not, the actual debtor. They then provide all the information that they have regardless the call receiver. This constitutes a violation of the right to privacy of personal and family living, directly

impacting your right to privacy and affecting your honour and your own image. This cascade of calls is linked to a series of constraints and even threats in which the receiver is made to believe that the default of the debt will cause it to be included in a debtors' registry that is accessible by all financial institutions. They imply that financial institutions will make a study of your solvency and to proceed to attach any debt to your property and salary until the collection of the amount takes place. Thus, these companies exceed the limits of legality, giving them the ability to make use of your personal data without your consent, since it's only a Judge who has these powers through a correct legal procedure. Given that this is the way that Debt Collection Agencies and Recovery Companies typically act to recover debts, it is very important that the debtor contact a law firm quickly to find out what defence mechanisms can be employed. It allows one to be able to face up to this situation with the utmost calmness and without one's day-to-day life being harassed because of the techniques and methods used by these companies. Should you find yourself in such a situation, to this end, Andreu & Alenda Lawyers are at your disposal for more information about this and for any legal query you might have. We are located in the centre of Torrevieja; C/. Caballero de Rodas, nÂş 27, 2Âş C, in front of the Town Hall and beside the church. Phone: 966 927 799 or email: legalservice@andreualenda.com.


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Some Motoring Advice For Visitors To Spain By David Hudson Last Week on the Spanish National TV programme, the 'Anna Rosa Show' on Telecinco, I saw a video of a women who was trapped trying to drive under a bridge in Segunto, Valencia. As the water rose halfway up her driver's door, thus stopping her ability to open it, she wound the window down and climbed out on to the roof taking her bag with her. As she stood on the roof of the car it started to sink. Within minutes the car disappeared under the water with the lady standing on the roof as spectators looking on helplessly. Then the fire engine arrived and the rescue began and using a line the firemen, they managed to fight their way against the current and the women climbed onto the shoulders of one of the firemen and was carried to safety. She was very gutsy and agile and as the water did not look very deep it had seemed safe for her to drive through. Afterwards she complained that the police had not put out warning signs! The depth of water can be deceiving so if in doubt get out onto high ground. When it rains heavily, water can rise very quickly; which reminds me of one night when I went to bed at midnight to dry and clear skies. I was woken at 1.30am by my Spanish neighbour banging on the door shouting “Agua! Agua!”. Rain water had covered three steps on to my patio. Running to my Seat 600 in my pyjamas, I opened the car door and plunged my feet into the water to find the pedals. The engine started first time and I put it in to reverse, then into first and upon reaching high land the engine cut out. The speed that my area was flooded shows how quickly it can happen. If you are in an underground car park and water starts coming in get out quickly and leave the problem to the insurance, not to the undertaker. In this area two pensioners, sleeping in their beds in a second story house, were drowned in their bed as the water rose up the stairs. Also many people have died trapped in their car unable to open the door. A car is not a good boat but somewhere that can trap you. For those returning to visit their relatives or coming here for a winters break,there are a few laws you should know about. For instance, it is illegal to drive for more than two hours or 200 kms. without a stop. This will not take effect until there is an accident where, if this can be proved, then the least you would receive is a fine for dangerous driving, This is a sensible law, even though some drivers think it would slow them down unnecessarily but when I have been driving my

750cc, 600 around Spain, I easily managed to do 500 kms between 10.30 and 5.00pm, as well as having breaks for coffee and lunch and reading the map! Heavy snow warnings have been given out recently and you may be stopped and told to put on snow chains before you can continue by the Police. IN WINTER, you must carry snow chains with you in areas where there are regular heavy falls of snow. Snow chains cost approximately 30€ in the likes of Carrefour or FeuVert shops and and are worth it for any inconvenience that might occur. In Germany and Scandinavia, on a certain date, all vehicles must change to winter tyres and if you are involved in an accident without winter tyres then the insurance will not pay out. The same applies to incorrect tyre tread and not having a current car tax or MOT in the UK. Each Country have their own rules. Trafico has advertised on Television that it is safer to wear sunglasses in the strong Spanish sun. In the winter you can come across blinding sun that can hit you suddenly and I think this is sensible advice. Remember that in Spain children under 1.35m tall, and not in an approved child seat could see the driver being fined 200€ and the vehicle immobilised. Children between 1.35m & 1.50m must be secured correctly, making sure the diagonal belt sits across the chest and not across the neck. If necessary use a bolster cushion to adjust the height of the child to eliminate any

danger. If the child is sitting in the front seat, the airbag may cause injury, so it should be immobilised. Rear facing child seats are illegal here and only authorised child seats are permitted. It is illegal to do a three point turn in Spain on a carriageway but if you have to execute a 'U turn'. the correct way to carry it out is to pull onto the hard shoulder off the carriageway, allowing free flow of the traffic behind you. Then when the traffic flow is safe enough you can execute a 'U turn'. The VADO signs mean that only the registered vehicle can park in front of it - you will receive a fine and possibly have your vehicle impounded if you ignore it. EMERGENCY NUMBER is 112 and can be obtained on any type of telephone and the operator will be able to speak your language. IF THERE IS AN ACCIDENT in an out of the way place, by law you should stop to lend assistance. DO NOT MOVE THE PERSON unless it is necessary BUT CALL 112. If you do move the person or do major first aid, then you may be responsible for anything that happens to the person afterwards, whether it is your fault or not. A STOP Line or Sign means just that in Spain. So do not creep over the line as you will be fined for dangerous driving. Hogging the overtaking lane or middle lane on multi lane carriageways will also be classed as dangerous driving, especially if you are driving a right hand vehicle. The Spanish return to the inside lane after overtaking for this reason. In 2014 a special law for foreign residents now obligate those that have Spanish residencia to change any vehicle they own in Spain, onto Spanish plates. This now clears up any grey areas that some foreigners tried to use to prevent them having to pay to get their vehicle onto Spanish registration. I have seen a large number of illegal UK registered vehicles in Los Montesinos recently so maybe the National Police will start ticketing drivers there, to get their practice in on booking foreign registered vehicles. This will be good for those who abide by the law because being illegal could mean that their insurance will not pay out if they are involved in an accident. For more free information on these subjects please email: lasicos600@yahoo.co.uk.


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Android Phones Open To Hacking Another good reason that you may wish to invest that little extra in an iPhone has just surfaced. First the war of the 7's came to nothing with Apple's iPhone 7 being announced the winner by a knockout as the offering from Samsung decided to self-destruct, costing the South Korean company billions in lost revenue and maybe more in credibility. This week US company Kryptowire has identified several models of Android mobile devices that contained firmware that collected sensitive personal data about their users and transmitted this sensitive data to third-party servers without disclosure or the users' consent. These devices were available through major US-based online retailers (Amazon, BestBuy, for example) and included popular smartphones such as the BLU R1 HD. The core of the monitoring activities took place using a commercial Firmware Over The Air (FOTA) update software system that was shipped with the Android devices we tested and were managed by a company named Shanghai Adups Technology Co. Ltd. These devices actively transmitted user and device information including the full-body of text messages, contact lists, call history with full telephone numbers, unique device identifiers including the International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) and the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI). The firmware that shipped with the mobile devices and subsequent updates allowed for the remote installation of applications without the users' consent and, in some versions of the software, the transmission of fine-grained device location information. The firmware could identify specific users and text messages matching remotely defined

keywords. The firmware also collected and transmitted information about the use of applications installed on the monitored device, bypassed the Android permission model, executed remote commands with escalated (system) privileges, and was able to remotely reprogram the devices. In September 2016, Adups claimed on its web site to have a world-wide presence with over 700 million active users, and a market share exceeding 70% across over 150 countries and regions with offices in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Beijing, Tokyo, New Delhi, and Miami. The Adups web site also stated that it produces firmware that is integrated in more than 400 leading mobile operators, semiconductor vendors, and device manufacturers spanning from wearable and mobile devices to cars and televisions. The data collection and transmission capability is spread across different applications and files. The data transmission occurred every 72 hours for text messages and call log information, and every 24 hours

for other PII data. The information was transmitted to the following back-end server domains: As smartphones are ubiquitous and, in many cases, a business necessity, our findings underscore the need for more transparency at every stage of the supply chain. Kryptowire has developed tools aimed at detecting software that can violate privacy and security policies that are not necessarily classified as malware. In many cases, these applications are benign, but exhibit behaviour that is non-compliant with

organizational, industry, government policies.

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Kryptowire has communicated its findings with respect to the affected devices with Google, Amazon, Adups, and BLU Products, Inc. Manufacturers that believe their devices may be affected can contact oem@kryptowire.com for additional information. Consumers that believe their devices may be affected can refer to the manufacturer warranty or retailer terms of purchase for more information. http://www.kryptowire.com.


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"Who pays when a driverless car crashes?" Cars of the future will need to collect a basis set of data so insurers can determine who was in control of the vehicle at the time – the driver or the car? One of the key challenges for the future of automated driving will be determining where liability rests in the event of an accident with an automated car. A crucial part of making sure claims are settled fairly will be to understand who was in control of the vehicle at the time – the driver or the car? According to Peter Shaw, Chief Executive at Thatcham Research:“Future legislation needs to protect the consumer so that in the event of an accident, responsibility and who pays can be quickly determined.Was it driver error or a failure of the automated driving system?This can only happen if their insurer has access to key data about the crash.We would like to see car manufacturers and legislators working together with the

insurance industry to develop a framework to make this happen.” British insurers are leading efforts to have a standard set of data agreed at an international level which would be easily accessible in the event of an accident involving a highly automated vehicle. This would include an indication of whether the vehicle was operating autonomously or not, and what technology was in use. Shaw continues:“It’s in everyone’s interests to be able to establish the facts quickly and the proposals for standardised data being put forward by UK insurers would achieve this.” This information would be used to: establish liability for anything that had gone wrong inform emergency services’ investigations ensure insurance claims could be processed promptly help vehicle manufacturers improve their products On occasions where faulty technology was shown to have caused an accident insurers should be able to recover the costs from the manufacturer the ABI says, helping keep insurance premiums down. The information insurers want to see universally collected only concerns the autonomous systems and driver interaction – it is not proposed that any information measuring driver performance should be gathered. The data would cover a period from 30 seconds before to 15 seconds after an

incident and is: a GPS record of the time and location of the incident confirmation of whether the vehicle was in autonomous or manual mode if in autonomous mode, whether the vehicle was parking or driving when the vehicle went into autonomous mode, and when the driver last interacted with the system any driver activity such as braking or steering whether the driver’s seat was occupied, and whether the seatbelt was fastened The UN body responsible for vehicle regulations is preparing to impose its own data requirements on motor manufacturers from 2019, which insurers in the UK are hoping to influence for the benefit of motorists. Huw Evans, ABI Director General, said: “Insurance is an increasingly innovative sector, constantly responding to evolving technology. We have created new ways for people to manage their motor insurance via their smart phones, and a service to collate people’s pension savings online is in development. Insurance enables technological advances in other sectors, and we are backing the development of automated cars one hundred per cent. “As part of insurers’ commitment to getting automated cars on the road and dramatically improving road safety, there will need to be basic data easily available to make sure customers are looked after if something goes wrong. This would offer public reassurance by protecting motorists from being incorrectly blamed if something fails with their car, helping police investigations and supporting prompt insurance pay outs.”

Shopping Made Fun: Perfect Christmas Gifts For Volkswagen Lovers With the Christmas countdown well and truly under way, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has launched its 2016 Christmas merchandise range. Just the ticket for those looking to give someone a gift that’s a little different, the exclusive collection is only available from Volkswagen’s Van Centre network. Inspired by the brand’s heritage, the new collection

boasts a great range of themed items that will appeal to any Volkswagen lover. Prices range from £5 for a T1-shaped Christmas biscuit cutter, to £28 for a genuine Steiff teddy bear, with special Volkswagen chest mark and red satin scarf. This teddy bear is sure to melt hearts both large and small! The collection offers fans a variety of choices covering all tastes and budgets, whether

it’s a Transporter T1 egg cup holder or distinctive T1 Christmas bauble. Model collectors should look out for the limited edition Zinc Transporter T1 piccolo model. The 1:87 Christmas special comes complete with bespoke gift packaging. The ever-popular campervan moneybox and USB sticks are also available. For younger fans, the funky campervan tent will provide hours of fun, while looking forward to warmer days there’s the Campervan Cookbook packed with delicious recipes, plus a new T1 Bulli picnic blanket. New for this year is the retro-styled Classic Campervan range of collectables. A ‘must have’ for any die-hard Volkswagen fan, the range includes stylish round storage tins, classic campervan mugs and a set of matching coasters. There’s even a practical travel mug with lid to ensure you stand

out with your coffee while out and about. The professional Volkswagen van owner is also catered for this Christmas with Volkswagen branded business card organisers, a slimline silver pen and iPad covers now

available. For further information regarding the new Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles accessories range visit your local Van Centre or www.volkswagenvans.co.uk/accessories/merc handise.


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This week in History December 1918 The Allied Conference ends in London where they decide that Germany must pay for the war. 1925 The League of Nations orders Greece to pay an indemnity for the October invasion of Bulgaria. 1926 British reports claim that German soldiers are being trained in the Soviet Union. 1979 Eleven are dead and eight injured in a mad

rush to see a rock band (The Who) at a concert in Cincinnati, Ohio. 1984 Toxic gas leaks from a Union Carbide plant and results in the deaths of thousands in Bhopal, India. 1989 Presidents George H. W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev announce the official end to the Cold War at a meeting in Malta. 1992 A test engineer for Sema Group sends the world’s first text message, using a personal computer and the Vodafone network. 2005 First manned rocket aircraft delivery of US Mail takes place in Mojave, Cal. 2009 Suicide bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia, kills 25 people, including three ministries of the Transitional Federal Government. Born on December 3 1925 Jean-Luc Godard, French film director (Breathless). 1933 Paul Crutzen, Dutch chemist. 1934 Abimael Guzman (Presidente Gonzalo),

leader of the Shining Path Maoist guerrilla insurgency in Peru. 1937 Morgan Llywelyn, American-born Irish author noted for historical fantasy and historical fiction novels. 1948 Ozzy Osbourne, singer, songwriter, actor; member of the influential rock band Black Sabbath. 1951 Rick Mears, race car driver; three-time Indycar national champion (1979, 1981, 1982). 1960 Daryl Hannah, actress (Blade Runner, Steel Magnolias).

1963 Terri Schiavo, who became the focus of a 15year legal struggle over the question of artificially prolonging the life of a patient. 1973 Holly Marie Combs, actress, TV producer (Charmed; Pretty Little Liars TV series). 2005 Prince Sverre Magnus, third in line of succession to the Norwegian throne. December 4 1914 The first Seaplane Unit formed by the German Navy officially comes into existence and begins operations from Zeebrugge, Belgium. 1918 France cancels trade treaties in order to compete in the postwar economic battles. 1942 U.S. planes make the first raids on Naples, Italy. 1947 Tennessee William’s play A Streetcar Named Desire premieres on Broadway starring Marlon Brando and Jessica Tandy. 1952 The Grumman XS2F-1 makes its first flight. 1981 President Ronald Reagan broadens the power of the CIA by allowing spying in the United States. 1985 Robert McFarland resigns as National Security Advisor. Admiral John Poindexter is named to succeed.

1991 The last American hostages held in Lebanon are released. 1992 US Pres. George H. W. Bush orders 28,000 troops to Somalia during the Somali Civil War. Born on December 4 1865 Edith Cavell, English nurse who tended to friend and foe alike during World War I. 1875 Rainer Maria Rilke, German poet. 1892 Francisco Franco, Spanish general and dictator who came to power as a result of the Spanish Civil War. 1924 Frank Press, geophysicist. 1937 Max Baer Jr., actor, screenwriter, director, producer; best know for his role as Jethro on The Beverly Hillbillies TV series 1940 Gary Gilmore, American murderer who demanded his death sentence be carried out. 1944 Chris Hillman, singer, songwrier, musician; performed with the bands The Byrds. 1945 A. Scott Berg, Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer (Lindberg, 1998). 1949 Jeff Bridges, actor, producer; won Academy Award for Best Actor as Otis “Bad” Blake in Crazy Heart (2009). December 5 1945 Four TBM Avenger bombers disappear approximately 100 miles off the coast of Florida. 1950 Pyongyang in Korea falls to the invading Chinese army.

1953 Italy and Yugoslavia agree to pull troops out of the disputed Trieste border. 1955 A bus boycott begins under the leadership of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., in Montgomery, Alabama. 1966 Comedian and political activist Dick Gregory heads for Hanoi, North Vietnam, despite federal warnings against it. 1978 The Soviet Union signs a 20-year friendship pact with Afghanistan. 1983 Military Junta dissolves in Argentina.

2006 Commodore Frank Bainimarama overthrows the government in Fiji. 2007 A gunman armed with a semi-automatic rifle kills 8 people at Westroads Mall, Omaha, Neb., before taking his own life. Born on December 5 1839 George Armstrong Custer, Union cavalry leader who met his fate at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. 1890 Fritz Lang, film director (Metropolis, M). 1901 Walt Disney, animator and creator of an entertainment empire. 1931 James Cleveland, considered the “King of Gospel.” 1932 Richard Wayne Penniman [Little Richard], singer, musician; important influence on rock ‘n’ roll.

1934 Joan Didion, essayist and novelist (Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Play it as it Lays). 1935 Calvin Trillin, journalist and writer. 1963 Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, first to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping. 1969 Morgan J. Freeman, film director. December 6 1948 The “Pumpkin Spy Papers” are found on the Maryland farm of Whittaker Chambers. They become evidence that State Department employee Alger Hiss is spying for the Soviet Union.


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1957 Vanguard TV3 explodes on the launchpad, thwarting the first US attempt to launch a satellite into Earth’s orbit. 1967 Adrian Kantrowitz performs first human heart transplant in the US. 1969 Hells Angels, hired to provide security at a Rolling Stones concert at the Altamont Speedway in California, beat to death concert-goer Meredith Hunter. 1971 Pakistan severs diplomatic relations with India after New Delhi recognizes the state of Bangladesh. 1975 A Provisional IRA unit takes a couple hostage in Balcombe Street, London, and a 6-day siege begins.

1976 Democrat Tip O’Neill is elected speaker of the House of Representatives. He will serve the longest consecutive term as speaker. 1992 The Babri Mosque in Ayodhya, India, is destroyed during a riot that started as a political protest. 2006 NASA reveals photographs from Mars Global Surveyor that suggest the presence of water on the red planet. Born on December 6 1898 Alfred Eisenstaedt, photojournalist. 1898 Gunnar Myrdal, Swedish economist and sociologist. 1901 Eliot Porter, nature photographer. 1920 Dave Brubeck, jazz pianist and composer. 1942 Peter Handke, playwright and poet.

1948 JoBeth Williams, actress, director (Poltergeist, The Big Chill). 1952 Charles Bronson (Michael Gordon Peterson), criminal often called “the most violent prisoner in Britain” by the British Press. 1952 Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist. 1967 Judd Apatow, film producer, director, screenwriter (Bridesmaids). December 7 1931 A report indicates that Nazis would ensure “Nordic dominance” by sterilizing certain races. 1941 Japanese planes raid Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in a surprise attack, bringing the US into WWII. 1942 The U.S. Navy launches USS New Jersey, the largest battleship ever built. 1972 The crew of Apollo 17, the last manned mission to the moon, lifts off at Cape Canaveral,

Florida. 1988 An earthquake in Armenia kills an estimated 100,000 people. 1988 Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat recognizes Israel’s right to exist. 1995 Galileo spacecraft arrives at Jupiter after a 6year journey. 1999 The Recording Industry Association of America files a copyright infringement suit against the file-sharing website Napster. 2003 A tornado in Kensal Green, North West London, damages about 150 properties. Born on December 7 1888 Joyce Cary, Irish-born novelist (The Horse’s Mouth). 1888 Ernst Toch, composer and pianist. 1895 Sir Milton Margai, the first prime minister of Sierra Leone. 1896 Stuart Davis, painter. 1928 Noam Chomsky, writer, linguist and political activist. 1932 Ellen Burstyn, actress. 1949 Tom Waits, singer, songwriter (“Jersey Girl,” “Downtown Train”), musician, actor (Down by Law). 1988 Emily Browning, actress, singer, model.

2003 Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange, heiress apparent to the throne of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. December 8 1941 Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita begins his attack against the British army at Singapore. 1943 U.S. carrier-based planes sink two cruisers and down 72 planes in the Marshall Islands. 1968 South Vietnam’s Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky arrives in Paris for peace talks. 1980 John Lennon is shot to death outside his Manhattan apartment building. 1982 In Washington, D.C., police shoot and kill a man threatening to blow up the Washington Monument. 1987 The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is signed. 2004 The Cuzco Declaration signed in Cuzco, Peru, establishing the South American Community of Nations. 2010 SpaceX becomes the first privately held company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft. 2010 The Japanese solar-sail spacecraft IKAROS passes the planet Venus. Born on December 8 1933 Flip Wilson (Clerow Wilson Jr.), comedian and actor. 1939 Sir James Galway, virtuoso flute player known as “The Man With the Golden Flute.” 1941 Bobby Elliott, drummer, member of the band The Hollies. 1943 Jim Morrison, singer, songwriter, poet; lead singer for The Doors and Rick & the Ravens.

Gardening45 1943 Larry Martin, paleontologist; leading opponent of the “birds are living dinosaurs” theory. 1947 Gregg Allman, singer, songwriter, musician; founding member of The Allman Brothers Band. 1953 Kim Basinger, actress, singer, producer. 1964 Teri Hatcher, actress; Lois Lane on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman TV series. 1966 Sinead O’Connor, Irish singer, songwriter. December 9 1900 The Russian czar rejects Boer Paul Kruger’s pleas for aid in South Africa against the British. 1908 A child labor bill passes in the German Reichstag, forbidding work for children under age 13.

1917 The new Finnish Republic demands the withdrawal of Russian troops. 1940 The British army seizes 1,000 Italians in a sudden thrust in Egypt. 1950 Harry Gold gets 30 years imprisonment for passing atomic bomb secrets to the Soviet Union during World War II. 1955 Sugar Ray Robinson knocks out Carl Olson to regain the world middleweight boxing title. 1990 Lech Walesa is elected president of Poland. 1992 U.S. Marines land in Somalia to ensure food and medicine reaches the deprived areas of that country. 2008 Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich is arrested on federal charges. Born on December 9 1906 Grace Hopper, mathematician and computer pioneer.

1918 Kirk Douglas, American actor (Spartacus). 1919 William Lipscomb, chemist; awarded Nobel Prize in 1976. 1926 Henry Kendall, particle physicist; shared Nobel Prize in 1990. 1929 John Cassavetes, actor (The Dirty Dozen), film director, screenwriter (Faces). 1932 Billy Edd Wheeler, singer, songwriter (“Jackson,” “Coward of the County”). 1934 Judi Dench (Dame Judith Dench), actress. 1953 John Malkovich, actor (Places in the Heart), producer (Juno), director, fashion designer. 1963 Masako, Crown Princes of Japan, wife of Crown Prince Naruhito, heir apparent to the Chrysanthemum Throne.


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Trivia of the Day for Saturday A lion in the wild usually makes no more than 20 kills a year. The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth. Oscar the Grouch used to be orange. Jim Henson decided to make him green before the second season of Sesame Street. How did Oscar explain the color change? He said he went on vacation to the very damp Swamp Mushy Muddy and turned green overnight. On Good Friday in 1930, the BBC reported,

If a US coin has the letter “S” printed on it, it was minted in San Francisco; a “D” means it was made in Denver; no letter at all means it was minted in Philadelphia. The odds against a flipped coin coming up with the same side showing ten times in a row are 1,023 to 1.

“There is no news.” Instead, they played piano music. The 3 Musketeers bar was originally split into three pieces with three different flavors: vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. When the other flavors became harder to come by during World War II, Mars decided to go all chocolate.

Baton Rouge is a French term meaning “red stick.” Liberace once used the stage name Walter Busterkeys. Paul Revere took his midnight ride on a horse named Brown Beauty.

Trivia of the Day for Sunday Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can. When he passed away in 2008, his ashes were buried in one. In the 1980s, Pablo Escobar’s Medellin Cartel was spending $2,500 a month on rubber bands just to hold all their cash. Johnny Cash’s “A Boy Named Sue” was penned by beloved children’s author Shel Silverstein. Ben & Jerry learned how to make ice cream by taking a $5 correspondence course offered by Penn State. (They decided to split one course.) M&M’s actually stands for “Mars & Murrie’s,” the last names of the candy’s founders. Trivia of the Day for Monday The sound you hear in a seashell is actually the echo of the blood pulsing in your ear. Beavers can swim underwater for 15 minutes. In the 1700’s, you could sell a fresh deerskin of a buck for one dollar – hence, the term “buck.”

Trivia of the Day for Tuesday Men outnumber women in US prisons by about 25:1.

In China, the day a child is born it is considered one year old. Trivia of the Day for Wednesday There are 1,792 steps to the top of the Eiffel Tower, 296 steps to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and 168 steps to the crown of the Statue of Liberty.

Dr. Scholl’s first name was William. An armadillo can be trained to be housebroken. Rudyard Kipling would write only with black ink. In many species of birds, the eyes weigh more than the brain. Trivia of the Day for Thursday New Mexico is the only US state with two official languages – English and Spanish. Lightning is the cause of most forest fires. The J&B in the famous scotch maker’s name

stands for Justerini and Brook. The stopwatch on 60 Minutes is made by Heuer. BMW, as in the car, stands for Bavarian Motor Works. Bonus Trivia Why do various branches of the military require their recruits to have such short haircuts? Short haircuts became a tradition after campaigns were fought in tropical climates – the danger of scalp infestation was greatly increased. Coupled with a general advance in medicine, the armies were led to require their field soldiers to cut their hair very close to the scalp in order to make it easier to clean, make scalp wounds easier to treat, and to make hair less trouble to maintain in battlefield conditions. Trivia of the Day for Friday Two of three Americans have haemorrhoids. An ant has five noses. At one time, all radio stations east of the Mississippi River had call letters beginning with the letter “W.” West of the Mississippi, they began with the letter “K.” A cave man’s life span was only 18 years. Cinderella is known as “Tuna” in Finland.


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Nico Rosberg retires five days after title win World champion Nico Rosberg has announced he has retired from Formula 1 with immediate effect. The 31-year-old German won his first world title on Sunday, beating Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton by finishing second in the final race in Abu Dhabi. "I have climbed my mountain, I am on the peak, so this feels right," Rosberg said. Rosberg won nine of this season's 21 grands prix, beating three-time champion Hamilton by five points. "For 25 years in racing, it has been my dream, my 'one thing' to become Formula 1 world champion," he added. "Through the hard work, the pain, the sacrifices, this has been my target. And now I've made it." Rosberg raced in 206 grands prix winning 23 and finishing on the podium 57 times. Rosberg wins F1 championship in Abu Dhabi. By Nigel Owen Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg is the 2016 world champion, emulating his father Keke in 1982, to become the second in history to have a father and son WDC , the other being Graham and Damon Hill. Nico’s achievement after a tense 2016 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in which he finished second as winning team mate Lewis Hamilton attempted to back him up as much as possible into the clutches of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen after being told twice over the radio to increase his lap times. Less than two seconds covered the top four at the chequered flag as Hamilton ignored instructions from the Mercedes pit wall to up his pace in the closing laps. Daniel Ricciardo followed his Red Bull team mate home, with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen taking sixth ahead of Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez. Williams’ Felipe Massa and McLaren’s Fernando Alonso completed the top ten. The start saw the two Mercedes lead off the line, with Hamilton heading

Grand Prix, the three time champion set out to back his team mate into the path of nearest pursuers Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen, hoping that they could leapfrog the German and gift him the glory. Not only did the ruse backfire, it cast him into potentially serious difficulties with his employers, who suggested he had created a situation of “anarchy”.

Rosberg, as Raikkonen passed Ricciardo for third. Hamilton and Rosberg moved clear until their first pit stops, respectively on the seventh and eighth laps, after which Hamilton led again but with Verstappen having risen to second ahead of Rosberg. The German was then content to follow him for the next 12 laps before finally slicing by the Red Bull, with a closely fought but crucial pass. When Ferrari kept Vettel out until lap 37 before switching him to super soft tyres, when everyone else was running soft’s, the German suddenly became the danger man. He passed team mate Raikkonen for fifth on the 41st lap, and then set out after Ricciardo, who was having a subdued run in fourth. He passed the Red Bull on lap 47, and that set up the final showdown. On his worn soft’s Verstappen had pitted on lap 21 and just wasn’t able to get closer than within three seconds of Rosberg as Hamilton continued to lap at a relatively slow pace despite being implored and at times directly told to speed up by his Mercedes bosses. There was dismay at Mercedes, especially as Hamilton told them quite trenchantly that if he was losing the world championship he didn’t particularly care if he lost the race as well. He did everything that he could to slow Rosberg and crossed the finish line 0.4s

ahead after 55 laps to score his 10th win of the season and to lose his world title. Rosberg kept his cool despite the pressure from Vettel, but said it had been tough. “That definitely wasn’t the most enjoyable race I’ve ever had!” he admitted. “With Max early on, and then with these guys coming at the end, it definitely wasn’t fun. I’m just really glad it’s over!” For Vettel, third was a decent way to finish the season, with Verstappen taking fourth from his team mate and the distant Raikkonen.

feeling, Hamilton said as he congratulated his team mate, “and I’m looking forward to fighting with him for it again next year.” Rosberg, meanwhile, looked forward to celebrating with his father Keke and mother Sina, and did so in the moment with his wife Vivian, on the greatest day of his racing career. It would, he admitted, take some time before it really sank in. Rosberg dedicated his win to fellow German seven time Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher.

Hulkenberg took a fine seventh for Force India, and with team mate Sergio Perez eighth Force India easily secured their fourth position in the constructors’ stakes. But Perez only just got home ahead of the fighting Williams of Felipe Massa, who signed off on his F1 career by maintaining his record of scoring points in each Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in which he has competed, and Fernando Alonso, who took the final point for McLaren. Alonso’s team mate Jenson Button was in contention for points in his final Grand Prix, until a right-front suspension failure put him out after a heavy kerb contact. He was joined in retirement by the Toro Rossos of Daniil Kvyat and Carlos Sainz, Williams’ Valtteri Bottas and Renault’s Kevin Magnussen.

Lewis Hamilton could be suspended by Mercedes after brazenly and repeatedly defying team orders in a futile attempt to deny Nico Rosberg a first world title. In an astonishing climax to the Abu Dhabi

Afterwards, Hamilton shook hands reluctantly with the man who has taken his crown. “Winning the championships is a great

Toto Wolff, Mercedes’ head of motorsport, did little to conceal his displeasure at what he had witnessed. First Hamilton ignored a radio command by Pete Bonnington, his race engineer, to pick up the pace, and then disobeyed a further instruction by technical director Paddy Lowe. “I suggest you guys just let us race,” he snapped. Wolff took a starkly different view, indicating that Hamilton had put a Mercedes victory in jeopardy and placed his own interests ahead of those of his team. “One half of me say’s that with 1,500 people in this company, you respect those values,” he said. “Undermining a structure means you are putting yourself before the team. It is very simple. Anarchy does not work in any team or in any company.” Pressed on whether Hamilton could face sanction or even suspension, Wolff replied: “Everything is possible.”


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Breathing Space For Torre Day 18 in Group Six. CD Torrevieja vs CF Recambios Colon. Ideal moment to breathe calmly... It has been a desperate beginning to this season for us all. The team was not fully formed: then there were institutional problems that have occurred, as well as the closure of our Vicente García Stadium. However, we are in the now: and now, it promises a lot.

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Football y Fútbol This week the world of sport was shocked by the news that an airplane crash had clamed the lives of 71 people, including a major Brazilian football team Chapecoense. Doctors said that one of the six survivors, defender Neto would be able to resume his career, according to the player's father A Brazilian football player who survived a plane crash in Colombia on Monday is recovering and may be able to resume his career, his father says. Helio Hermito Zampier Neto, a 31-year-old defender for Chapecoense, was in a stable condition, doctors said, after surgery on a lung, a knee, a wrist and his head. Five other people survived the crash, which killed 71 people. Colombian officials say evidence is growing that the plane ran out of fuel. Miguel Quiroga, the pilot of the British-made Avro RJ85 aircraft, had been warned by an official at Santa Cruz airport, in Bolivia, where the plane took off, that he might not have enough fuel, Bolivian Deber newspaper said. But, despite the official's concerns, he went ahead with the flight to Medellin. The country's authorities have not yet commented. In a leaked tape, the pilot can be heard warning of a "total electric failure" and "lack of fuel". What we know: The flight missed a planned refuelling stop in Cobija, on the border between Brazil and Bolivia, because the airport did not operate at night, Brazil's O Globo newspaper reported. The pilot had the option to refuel in Bogota, it said, but headed straight to Medellin. Bolivia's President Evo Morales said he would take "drastic measures" to determine who was responsible for the crash. On Thursday, the country's aviation authority suspended the operating licence of charter airline LaMia, which was part-owned by the pilot and two other aviation officials. Colombian police released a video (in Spanish) with the moment crew member Erwin Tumiri was rescued alive. It showed him conscious, screaming for his colleagues. He is in hospital and reports in local media suggest he may be discharged this weekend. The other crew member who survived, Ximena Suarez, was said to be in good condition in hospital. The four other survivors were still in intensive care. Neto's father, Helam, said on Facebook that news of his recovery was giving the family "renewed hope and faith". "My son is getting better and better. He has just undergone surgery on his leg and doctors say he will return to football," he said.

"We shall continue praying because we still need his discharge from hospital to see him closely." Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo & Antoine Griezmann up for Fifa prize Fans will be given the chance to vote on the award after the world governing body's association with the Ballon d'Or. Barcelona's Lionel Messi, Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann of Atletico Madrid are contenders for the Best Fifa Men's Player 2016 award. Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri, Portugal boss Fernando Santos and Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane are up for the coach of the year award. Melanie Behringer, Carli Lloyd and Marta are the nominees for the Best Fifa Women's Player award. Pia Sundhage, Jill Ellis and Silvia Neid contest the women's coach prize. The winners will be announced on 9 January at an award ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland. Fans will be given the chance to vote on the award after the world governing body's association with the Ballon d'Or ended earlier this year. The votes of the captains and head coaches of all of the world's national teams will make up 50% of the result, with the other half split between an online public ballot and votes from more than 200 media representatives around the world. Fifa also announced the final three nominees for its Puskas Award for the "most beautiful goal of the season". They are: Marlone; Corinthians v Cobresal, Copa Libertadores. Daniuska Rodriguez; Venezuela v Colombia, South American Under-17 Women's Football Championship. Mohd Faiz Subri; Penang v Pahang, Malaysia Super League. Nominees for Best Fifa's Men's Player 2016: Antoine Griezmann: Forward; 25; Atletico Madrid and France: Lionel Messi: Forward; 29; Barcelona and Argentina: Cristiano Ronaldo: Forward; 31; Real Madrid and Portugal. Nominees for Best Fifa's Men's Coach 2016: Claudio Ranieri (Leicester): Fernando Santos (Portugal): Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid).

Almazora was 'the king of ties' and that is what happened. We went 2-1 up before the break thanks to the goals of Damian and the tranquility of Hugo Salamanca from the penalty spot, but, at the end of the game, the Castellers got the draw via a penalty and managed to get a point. The bad news is that Hugo Salamanca got injured,which will keep him out for another 12-15 days again. On Sunday we face Recambios Colón, a team that arrives after losing 0-4 at home against Alzira and losing at the home of Muro (their direct rival) 21. They are 4 points above us and include the presence of players like Sergio Cuesta and Koeman, well known players in the group six. They know that if they can take the 3 points, they take a giant step to clear the bottom. This is a battle at the bottom. The match to be played on Sunday, November 4 at 5,00pm at Nelson Mandela. CD Montesinos back in Action CD Montesinos had a rest day last week, but are back in action tomorrow, Sunday 4th December at 4:00pm, CD Montesinos travel away to play against C.F. Popular Orihuela Dva, at Polideportivo Municipal "El Palmeral" F-11, situated at Calle (3300) Orihuela. Travelling supporters to meet at Bar Tambalache, Los Montesinos, at 3.00pm. At Monte's last game at this ground several supporters were fined by the Policia Local for illegal parking, so please park your car carefully. HamKam Juniors Results Pre-Benjamins sponsored by Garaje Alonso, Rojales. HamKam 0 v Pablo Iglesias 5. Man of the Match: Ola: Benjamins sponsored by Kulsveen.sl. Penya Barcelonista de Santa Pola 10 v HamKam 1. Goals: Anas. Man of the Match: Anas: Alevins sponsored by VikingPosten. HamKam 3 v La Murada 2. Goals: Dmirty Erokhin. Man of the Match: Kirill Polianski: Infantil "A" sponsored by Contrimar Inmobilaria. Redovan 3 v HamKam 2. Goals: Josh and Lewis McPhee. Man of the Match: Lewis McPhee: Infantil "B" sponsored by Costa Blanca Consulting. HamKam 6 v Crevillente 4. Goals: Mohammed 4 and Jordan Harding 2. Man of the Match: Mohammed: Cadetes sponsored by La CasaBlanca Estates. La Murada 3 v HamKam 2. Goals: Paul Ritchie and Henning Haarberg. Man of the Match: Henning Haarberg.

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