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Heavy rains and strong winds for the weekend After a few days of stable and sunny weather earlier in the week, Thursday and Friday brought the rain and over the weekend the weather changes significantly. The situation for the Vega Baja is very complicated in that the Mediterranean area is 'welcoming' a mass of cold air with warm, moist wind from the east. These conditions often result in large amounts of rain coming to the region, that
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started yesterday on Friday afternoon, but we can probably expect another downfall on Saturday. The weather forecasters predict that we should expect between 60 and 70 litres per square meter, but in certain areas this could exceed 100 litres per square meter. Faced with this situation of possible very heavy rains, they advise everyone to take precautions in the coming days and stay informed of developments and predictions.
Another factor to consider is the wind; especially in coastal areas, where it could exceed 80 kilometres per
hour (50mph) and waves up to four meters high. The wind will be at its strongest on Saturday afternoon. On Sunday the instability
will continue. You can follow the development of the local weather situation on the website of Project Mastral (www.eltiempoentorrevieja. es) as well as through their Facebook page ( www.facebook.com/proyect omastral ) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/proyecto mastral). More information about the weather throughout Spain can be found at: http://www.aemet.es. For those travelling south this weekend, severe weather warnings and possible flooding is predicted for Andalusia.
La Playa de El Cura's New Walkway Two new walkways have been installed along the beach in La Playa de El Cura and Los Locos to make it easier for people who use a walker or wheelchair to reach the water, from the promenade. The beach of Playa de El Cura is the first of three beaches in Torrevieja to install a walkway. In this case, the runway has a length of 37 linear meters, the wider beach of the Los Nรกufragos will have a much longer installation of 78 meters and the beach of Los Locos 33 metres. It is expected that all walkways will be installed next week although obviously wont's see much use until at least the Spring. Councillor for Beaches Javier Manzanares said that these platforms are not a fixed element but, as in the regulations, can be removed. He added that they are being installed in December, before the start of the bathing season of Easter, so that the council will have room to resolve any difficulties in the assembly or the structure itself once it is in use . With the three walkways Torrevieja becomes one of the locations with the most accessible beaches in Spain. Also, to complete this service, new shaded platforms for people with wheelchairs or with mobility difficulties are to be installed.
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The Cucaracha Club: How Tom Watt turned Lovable Lofty into Caustic Cameron Carrington By Sandra Piddock Back in 1985, Tom Watt breathed life into George ‘Lofty’ Holloway, the amiable barman at the Queen Vic in EastEnders. Lofty had to leave the Army because of his asthma, but Tom was – and still is – pretty much obsessed with football. He played in matches for Walford Boys Club, the EastEnders’ charity football team, and became friends with Billie Anthony Gaddess, a fellow actor and now screenwriter and producer of The Cucaracha Club. Tom was impressed with the events Billie organised for the club, and when Billie confided his dream of writing a feature length spy thriller, Tom offered to appear in it and help in any way he could. I loved the idea of the set up – it had a real community feel to it,’ Tom told me when we caught up recently. ‘I’ve worked on small independent British films in the past, but they were very different to this project. It brought people together and took his friendship with Billie and the attraction of The Cucaracha Club concept that he agreed to play one of the pivotal characters. Cameron Carrington is just what you’d expect in a spymaster – ruthless, married to the job, and taking no excuses. When he tells Billie’s character George he wants his team of sangria-soaked former spies to come out of their drunken, empty retirement to rescue the ambassador’s kidnapped children, he brushes aside George’s protests with the line, ‘Nobody retires from the Service until they die.’ That just about sums up Carrington, but you get the feeling that, although he’s in a position of power, his life is just as cheerless as theirs. Tom seemed pleased I picked up on that one. ‘I see Carrington as a lonely man, and that’s how I intended him to come across.’ Director Rai Woods also visualised the spymaster as unfulfilled, and brought that out in his direction. It’s Rai’s first full length feature film, and I wondered how Tom viewed the production team, having appeared in a popular soap and a Hollywood movie. He was pretty emphatic on that one.
them out of their comfort zone, so collectively they produced something that achieved much more than they could have done individually. Coming from someone who has appeared in a Hollywood blockbuster – Tom played the Electrician in Patriot Games and was one of the few characters who didn’t get shot – that’s praise indeed. These days, Tom doesn’t do a great deal of acting. He makes documentaries for BT Sport Films, and concentrates on producing, writing, presenting and consultancy work, as well as appearing in the occasional play. It’s a measure of
There was a great community feel about the whole project, and a fantastic atmosphere. Everyone was so enthusiastic, and I respond very well to that. You have to have faith in what you’re doing, and all the different people who came together to make The Cucaracha Club had plenty of that. Tom, like the rest of the cast, delivers a fine performance, but it wasn’t all plain sailing, especially when they were filming in the Delfin submarine. It was September, and it was 40 degrees, so effectively, they were acting in a tin box. On this particular day, the performances were defined by trying not to sweat! It’s not exactly something ruthless spymasters are known for, is it? The Cucaracha Club is a very good film – it isn’t likely to win any Oscar nominations, but it has an engaging plot line that
doesn’t try to be too clever, the acting is good, the cinematography tells the story without getting wrapped up in special effects, and it looks good on screen. The Cucaracha Club 2 is already written and waiting to go into production, and the team are identifying areas where improvements can be made. I asked Tom for a professional actor’s perspective on this – how did he think the next film could be improved? Well, everywhere you look there’s room for improvement – in the writing, the acting, the shooting, the lighting. I don’t mean that in a negative way, because a major part of wanting to do another film in a series is wanting to do it better. The fact that the first one got made at all is something really special, and of course we all want to improve on what we’ve already achieved. Tom is justifiably proud of his part in the making of The Cucaracha Club, and is looking forward to being involved in the continuation of this remarkable project. Lovable Lofty has effortlessly become Caustic, Conniving Cameron Carrington, and we haven’t seen the last of him, or the rest of The Cucaracha Club team. Watch this space! About SandraPiddock I’m Sandra Piddock, and I’m a freelance writer, dividing my time between Spain and the UK. I’ll write about anything that interests and/or challenges me, and I like to focus on the lighter side of life whenever possible.. Sandra's 'Space' can be found at: http://www.sandrainspain.com.
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A Spanish Tale of Two Hepburns By Bob Yareham Two mythical maidens have made movies in Spain, and they both went by the name of Hepburn, although they were unrelated. Katherine Hepburn, who out-acted Humphrey Bogart in the African Queen, played King Priam’s queen, Hecuba in The Trojan Women, released in 1971, and Audrey Hepburn, who entranced us all in My Fair Lady and Breakfast at Tiffany’s, was none other than Maid Marian in Richard Lester’s Robin and Marian, where she played alongside Sean Connery as an ageing Robin Hood, released five years later. Part Two: the Audrey Sherwood Forest’s theme park would today probably detract from the area’s authenticity, and even in the mid-seventies Richard Lester chose the unspoilt Orgi wood, an 80-hectare oak grove more than 4,000 years old, now a Recreational Nature Zone, to portray Sherwood Forest. In the park we saw a tree that looked suspiciously like the one that Denholm Elliot and Ronnie Barker fall out of onto the Sheriff’s men, but that might just be wishful thinking. Lester commented that the area looked like everyone’s idea of what England looked like in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. The glades among the oaks where Robin acts out his second childhood do indeed seem to be as idyllic and halcyon as any English country beer garden. In Lisazo we met Manolo el Herrero (the Blacksmith),
Lionheart’s real life father-inlaw, and that the display room representing the palace where Richard dies bears Sancho’s name, but it seemed too good a coincidence to be coincidence.
whose father and grandfather had indeed exercised that profession. Manolo was one of many local people who turned up looking for work and glory, and who was chosen to be Sean Connery’s stand-in for when the scenes were being prepared.
team to give it a suitably ‘lived in’ feel. In one scene Robin and Little John ride to the castle on a stolen cart through a vineyard, which is still there today, in order to rescue some kidnapped nuns. We were shown around Artajona by Town Hall employees Soco and Daniel, who generously
Although most of his time was spent with Audrey Hepburn’s stand-in, he did once get to sit down with the lady herself, and witnessed the strange fact that when she washed her hands, it was with bottled mineral water. Some of the crew stayed at Lisazo’s Posada (Inn), which is now closed. Sherwood was in fact played by two different forests in Navarra, the mountainous Quinto Real on the way north to Roncesvalles, was also employed. The Sheriff of Nottingham’s castle is in fact the Navarra village of Artajona, with a little bit of extra work by the production
showed us the imposing skyline from inside, outside and in all kinds of light and floodlight. We were also introduced to some of the local people who participated in the making of the film, such as octogenarian Jerusalén Jurio, who explained to us how she had been one of ‘Nottingham’s’ market vendors, peeling the skin from a rabbit as though taking off a glove. The castle besieged incompetently by Robin (Sean Connery) at the beginning and then pillaged irrationally by a psychotic King Richard (Richard Harris) was in reality Villalonso Castle in Zamora province. Richard pays the price for his blood thirst when an old man ‘throws’ an arrow into his neck, causing his death the following day during a banquet held quite far away in the Palacio de Capitania,
which is now the General Archive building of Navarra in Pamplona. On our visit to the Archive we were shown around by Peio Monteano, who was well aware of the building’s movie use, having himself shown his in-laws from Wisconsin around the various local locations of the film. I don't
know whether or not director Richard Lester knew that the Palace had originally belonged to Sancho el Sabio (the Wise), Richard
The famous, sensuous Spanish actress Victoria Abril plays Queen Isabella, King John’s child queen who occasionally isn’t thinking about sex, while Audrey Hepburn’s Marian, gave up the life of the flesh when Robin left her for a Crusade, and now she is willing to give up everything for him, even his life. Hepburn proved her impractical nature by driving a horse and cart laden with nuns into a river during filming, a genuine accident that remained in the film. The river in question is the one that now surrounds the camp site at Urrobi, just south of Roncesvalles, where we were told by two local people that shooting took place. Marian’s ‘Abbey’ was constructed especially for the film at the Urbasa mountain range, to the north west of Pamplona, where the final battle scene also took place. Local expert Balbino García de Albizu informed us of the exact location of Hepburn’s convent, which was built at the Alto de Aranzaduia. Connery and Hepburn developed a close friendship during filming, and even attended the bull running at Pamplona’s San Fermin festival in July 1975.
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 2016 - Science fiction film/Action - 2h 13m In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
Release date: December 15, 2016 (Spain) Director: Gareth Edwards Budget: $200 million USD Showtimes: Sala 4: 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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Quirรณnsalud Christmas High Tea Hospital Quirรณnsalud Torrevieja (formerly known as Hospital San Jaime) is located in the North of Torrevieja, close to the Natural Salt Lake Park. Since it opened in 2002 the Hospital has developed a reputation as an important multidisciplinary centre of the highest standard. It is recognised throughout the health industry as an excellent clinical centre with the sophisticated diagnostic equipment and advanced treatment of oncological diseases. The hospital is led by a highly qualified team of 400 employees which includes 80 doctors and nearly 200 nurses.
On Thursday the Hospital invited local journalists along with those from various clubs and associations to a fun and relaxed High Tea at La Laguna Hotel as both a chance to network and a thank you for the continued support from the International Community. Almost 50% of their patients come from different countries, mostly from Western Europe. To communicate easily and closely with their patients they have qualified interpreters who speak 15 languages, including English, French, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian Russian, Italian, Arab, etc. and
polyglot administration staff. Many of the doctors and nurses speak English. One of the ambitious projects of the hospital is the creation of an International In-Patient Area where the overriding priority is the needs of their foreign patients, with multilingual staff and an in-house translator. During 2017, we hope to run a number of informative projects and sessions in association with the hospital, so keep reading The CoastRider to find our more in the New Year.
From The Prairie To Passchendaele By Keith Nicol On Wednesday, former Director of the Foreign Residents Office, Graham Knight, accompanied by Joy Lennick and Andy Ormiston, welcomed guests to the official book launch of Graham's Grandfather's book, 'From The Prairie To Passchendaele" by Fred Knight. In WW1, Fred fought with the famed 'Canadian 10th Infantry' and was awarded the Military Medal for his conspicuous bravery and although suffering from Parkinson's he managed to write out part of life's story which Graham had kept under wraps for years and finally decided that in his own retirement years, it was a story worthy of being told. Graham took the hundreds of pages of foolscap paper to local prize winning author Joy Lennick back in 2015 with the book finally being published on Remembrance Day, 11/11/2016. Graham said:
â€œNext year, 2017, marks the centenary of Passchendaele, one of the more famous battles of WW1 and it's fitting that his story be told now and also it and can reach out to new audiences.â€? Andy spoke of his own grandfather and family fighting in WWI and terrible consequences suffered by those who returned without limbs, shell shocked or disabled in some way. Back in WWI, today's post combat syndromes were not understood. Many soldiers on both sides who were suffering from shell shock were often put before their own firing squads by officers who were totally out of touch with the realities of this first ever trench warfare, and the fatigue that common soldiers suffered through. Publishing the book was a labour of love for Graham, who felt it fitting that his Grandfather's manuscript should be published and available for one and all. Jokingly he did mention that if a certain Mr. Spielberg was looking for a new blockbuster film, that he'd be delighted to talk about the rights. The book is available on AMAZON by searching for 'Fred Knight' or 'Joy Lennick' and will soon be available for downloading for the Kindle and iTunes.
Holland America Line 'Explorations Central'
Holland America Line is amplifying its destination immersion experiences with the launch of Explorations Central, or EXC, as it will be called. The multifaceted EXC experience combines a wide array of indispensable travel resources with enrichment opportunities for guests that make their travel experience more engaging, vivid and meaningful.
EXC will also feature the transformation of the Crow's Nest on some ships to create a newly named venue, Explorations Central, as a comprehensive resource and engagement centre. Programming for EXC begins in early 2017 and will roll out across the entire fleet by the end of the year. The EXC shipboard centre will debut aboard ms Westerdam in April 2017 following a scheduled dry dock and is scheduled to expand across the rest of the fleet through 2018. "Explorations Central is revolutionizing the way we deliver destinations to our guests, and it's going to profoundly change how our guests are immersed in the history, culture and cuisine of the places we visit," said Orlando Ashford, Holland America Line's president. "Those who see the world better understand the world; and when we better understand the world we can gain insights into ourselves and personally experience the transformative effects of travel. EXC is going to show our guests the world in a whole new way and enable them to engage in truly meaningful experiences." As the centrepiece for interactive discovery, Explorations Central, in the space currently occupied by the Crow's Nest, will be a hub of information redefining the way Holland America
into each port of call.
Line guests experience each destination. Through EXC, guests will be able to relax and immerse themselves, whether collecting information about a port or indulging in a cup of espresso or Sudoku at the coffee bar. In-depth content will showcase digital storytelling and interactive video experiences on subjects ranging from travel and food to the arts. In an industry first, EXC will feature a virtual ship's bridge where real-time data from the ship's actual bridge reveals the cruise experience to guests from a unique vantage point. Also being introduced is a dedicated EXC Team that will bring local culture and history onboard with customized guidance for each destination. Guests can ask advice from the EXC Guides about the best tours, most popular sites and where to go to feel like a local so each destination can be explored to its fullest. These specially trained experts shape the story of each journey by providing informative talks, fielding questions and hosting local visitors in engaging encounters with guests. EXC Talks by the EXC Guides bring each locale to life by digging deeper, beyond facts and figures. Guests will learn some of the local customs, hear interesting tales and gain extensive insight
Through EXC Encounters, local cultural representatives come on board before the ship reaches the next destination to build anticipation for the adventures that await. Guests might learn how to play the steel drums from a Trinidadian, make a flower lei with a native Hawaiian or create a sense of balance and serenity every morning in a class led by a master tai chi instructor. EXC Encounters also include informal small-group gatherings hosted by the EXC Guides. These feature language and cultural etiquette lessons, hands-on discovery of local items and products, participatory programs covering music and dance and storytelling sessions. To ensure guests are prepared to go ashore, online EXC Port Guides using tips and information from AFAR Media provide exclusive handbooks for each destination. Guests can create a personalized journey based on their interests in a variety of subjects. For guests who enjoy exploring on their own, printed EXC Port Maps present a simple view of the best each port has to offer by highlighting the key points in each port that are easily reachable during the stay in port. Tips and suggestions will be included from shipboard crew who have visited the port several times before. Completing the new on-board offerings, stateroom televisions also become a portal to the world through the EXC Channel featuring a selection of curated films, documentaries and TV shows exploring destinations on the ship's itinerary. For more information about Holland America Line, consult a travel professional or visit hollandamerica.com.
Princess Cruises illegally polluted British coastline then lied to cover it up Princess Cruises has been fined US$40 million after pleading guilty to illegally polluting the sea and trying to cover it up. The illegal dumping came to light back in August 2013 when a newly-recruited engineer, working on Caribbean Princess, reported a so-called 'magic pipe' being used to illegally get rid of oily waste off the coast of Britain. The fine - the largest of its kind - will send a strong message to the entire cruise industry, said John Cruden, assistant attorney general for the US Justice Department's environmental division. He said Caribbean Princess broke the law, covered it up and then lied about it. "The pollution in this case was the result of more than just bad actors on one ship," he said. "It reflects very poorly on Princess's culture and management. This is a company that knew better and should have done better. Hopefully the outcome of this case has the potential not just to chart a new course for this company, but for other companies as well." Alongside the fine, the US federal court also ordered that 78 ships belonging to other brands owned by parent company Carnival are subject to a five-year environmental compliance programme. These include ships of Holland America Line, Cunard Line, Seabourn Cruise Line and Costa Cruises. Princess cruises, based in California, pleaded guilty to seven felony charges relating to polluting and intentional acts to cover it up. The Justice Department said the 3,192-passenger Caribbean Princess had discharged oily waste into
the sea for years through a 'magic pipe' that bypassed the ship's waste treatment system. One discharge, on August 26 2013, involved dumping 4,227 gallons just 23 miles off the coast of England within an 'Exclusive Economic Zone'. At one stage, the chief engineer of the ship held a 'sham meeting' in the engine control room pretending to look into the allegations while holding up a sign stating 'LA is listening', which staff believed to be referring to the company's headquarters. As part of a major investigation, five other Princess ships were found to have been involved in illegal activity. This included using clean sea water to trick onboard sensors that would otherwise have detected that improperly contaminated bilge water was being discharged. The Justice Department indicated the motive was financial, as the chief engineer who ordered the dumping off the UK coast told staff it cost too much to offload it properly. A statement from Princess Cruises said: "We are extremely disappointed about the inexcusable actions of our employees who violated our policies and environmental law when they bypassed our bilge water treatment system and discharged untreated bilge water into the ocean." It said once it had been made aware of the allegations it launched its own internal investigation and discovered illegal practices on some of its other ships. "Although we had policies and procedures in
place, it became apparent they were not fully effective. We are very sorry that this happened and have taken additional steps to ensure we meet or exceed all environmental requirements," it said. "In fact, over the past three years we have implemented a number of corrective measures to improve our oversight and accountability. For example, we completely restructured our entire fleet operations organization including new leadership. We also increased the scope and frequency of our training, and proactively invested millions of dollars to upgrade our equipment to new ship standards to ensure compliance with all environmental regulations. "The marine environment is incredibly important to us and we are using this experience to further improve our operations. Princess Cruises stands committed to environmental practices that protect our oceans."
Indexing: what’s that? By Ray Kearney When we were younger we had fads like the yoyo, conkers, push-penny, marbles and the hulahoop, to name but a few. Today we have our armchair brain teaser crosswords, Sudoku and logic puzzles. We also have computer games, TV, Netflix, Facebook, instagram etc. The problem with these activities is the overwhelming feeling that we have wasted a few hours of our lives. There is no feeling of achievement. We accomplish nothing; we have not contributed to making this world a better place. Yes, we can share funnies and interesting stories but the closest we ever get to making a difference is when we can sign a petition for a worthy cause. Indexing is fast becoming a world-wide phenomenon with half a million people of all ages from 115 different countries indexing genealogical records. One million records are indexed every single day and so far over one billion records have been published for free through FamilySearch Indexing. Unlike other leisure activities, indexing is a very rewarding and worthwhile activity that is not hard or complicated. The basic requirements you need are the internet, a computer and to be able to read, your age and mobility are irrelevant. Do you qualify?
Public and church records have always been recorded in large books where each entry is made as it happens. Occasionally an event such as a birth, christening, marriage, death or burial is recorded out of sequence, but generally the events are in date order. That’s all very fine for the person who recorded the information but not so good for the person, who years later is trying to find some information about a specific event. Let’s think for a moment about an English dictionary. Imagine if the person compiling the dictionary wrote down words with their explanations as he thought about them and NOT in alphabetical order. How easy would it be for a student to look up the meaning of words randomly spread throughout this book with nothing in alphabetical order? With the click of a button, names entered in a computer can be sorted alphabetically by surname, Christian name, maiden name, place or date. The only problem is that all public and church records until recently have been handwritten, they are not on computer. This is where volunteer indexers help; they enter all the relevant details from handwritten volumes, word by word onto their computers. Over the last 100 years The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-Day Saints has microfilmed millions of records from most countries in the world. On https://familysearch.org/indexing/ there are almost 400 active projects to choose from in 13 different languages. The images from
these projects are divided into small manageable batches. As I am Irish I am fascinated by the Irish birth, marriage and death records from 1864 to 1913. At the moment there are seven different UK parish records ready to be indexed each containing thousands of names. Indexers choose the project that most interests them and on the click of a button download batches to work on. Literally all and indexer has to do is read the registrar’s entry, made at the time of the event, and type the required information into their computer. The FamilySearch/Indexing program does all the rest by sorting the information they have typed into usable indexes. Now future generations will be able to find their ancestors quickly and for free. To get started go to https://familysearch.org/indexing/ Click “FREE ACCOUNT” (in the top right corner) and follow the instructions. In the meantime if you have any questions about getting started please drop me a line on firstname.lastname@example.org Once you have a free account just click the “Indexing” button and there will be a small tutorial to help you get started. Then choose a project that you like. Each project has specific instructions as they are all different so you need to read and follow the instructions carefully. The first few batches will take the longest but then you will get faster however accuracy is far more important than speed. Indexing will add meaning to your life, it is interesting and worthwhile, and ……who knows, you may unlock your own families’ records in the process.
This Day In Music: December 17
1936, Born on this day, Tommy Steele, singer, actor, (1957 UK No.1 single 'Singing The Blues', plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles). 1939, Born on this day, Eddie Kendricks, vocals, The Temptations, (1971 US No.1 & UK No.8 single 'Just My Imagination' and re- issued 'My Girl' UK No.2 in 1992, solo US No.1 & UK No.18 single 'Keep On Truckin'). Died on 5th October 1992. 1943, Born on this day, David Dee, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich, (1968 UK No.1 single 'Legend Of Xanadu'). Dee died on 9th Jan 2009 at the age of 65, following a three-year battle with cancer. The singer, whose real name was David
Harman, was originally a police officer and as a police cadet was called to the scene of the car crash that killed Eddie Cochrane during a UK tour in 1960.
1949, Born on this day, Paul Rodgers, singer, guitarist, Free, (1970 UK No.2 & US No.4 single 'All Right Now'). Bad Company, (1974 UK No.15 single 'Can't Get Enough'). Also a member of The Firm, with Jimmy Page.
which he had obtained from his stewardess girlfriend, who brought the single back from the UK. Due to listener demand, the song was played daily, every hour. Since it hadn't been released yet in the States, Capitol Records initially considered court action, but instead released the single earlier than planned.
1968, The Who played their Xmas party at the The Marquee Club London. Also on the bill was a new
1960, Returning from Hamburg, The Beatles appeared at the Casbah Coffee Club in Liverpool. Chas Newby joined The Beatles on bass guitar (to replace Stuart Sutcliffe, who had remained in Hamburg), a position he would hold for only two weeks and four performances. When Newby bowed out to return to college, Paul McCartney became The Beatles' bass player. 1962, Bob Dylan arrived in England for the first time; he played his first UK date the following night at the Troubadour Club in London. 1963, James Carroll at WWDC in Washington, DC, became the first disc jockey to broadcast a Beatles record on American radio. Carroll played 'I Want To Hold Your Hand',
fourth album Hunky Dory, which was the first to feature all the members of the band that would become known the following year as Ziggy Stardust's Spiders From Mars. 1973, Slade were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Merry Xmas Everybody' their sixth chart topper. It has been released during every decade since 1973, and has been covered by numerous artists. In a 2007 poll, 'Merry Xmas Everybody' was voted the UK's most popular Christmas song. 1977, Deputising for the Sex Pistols on NBC- TVs 'Saturday Night Live', Elvis Costello stops his performance of 'Less Than Zero', saying ' there's no reason to do this', and launches into 'Radio Radio' which he'd been told not to perform.
group called Yes. Members 15 shillings, or ÂŁ1.00 on the night. Other acts appearing at the club this month included Joe Cocker, Free and Led Zeppelin. 1971, David Bowie released his
1982, Karen Carpenter made her last live appearance with The Carpenters when she performed in Sherman, California. Carpenter suffered from anorexia nervosa, the eating disorder which was a littleknown illness at the time. She died at the age of 32 from heart failure, on February 4, 1983 caused by complications related to her illness.
John Lennon: Songwriter, Singer (1940–1980) “If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliché that should have been left behind in the '60s, that's a problem. Peace and love are eternal.” —John Lennon Thirty Six years ago, on December 8th, 1980, the music world was robbed of one of its most influential characters when former Beatle John Lennon was murdered outside his Manhatten Residence. The singer-songwriter was one of the founders of the Beatles, a band that impacted the popular music scene like no other before, or since. John Lennon was born on October 9, 1940, in Liverpool, England. He met Paul McCartney in 1957 and invited McCartney to join his music group. They eventually formed the most successful songwriting partnership in musical history. Lennon left the Beatles in 1969 and later released albums with his wife, Yoko Ono, among others. Elvis Presley's explosion onto the rock music scene inspired a 16-yearold Lennon to create the skiffle band called the Quarry Men, named after his school. Lennon met Paul McCartney at a church fete on July 6, 1957. He soon invited McCartney to join the group, and the two eventually formed one of the most successful songwriting partnerships in musical history. McCartney introduced George Harrison to Lennon the following year, and Harrison and art college buddy Stuart Sutcliffe also joined Lennon's band. Always in need of a drummer, the group finally settled on Pete Best in 1960. The first recording they made was Buddy Holly's "That'll be the Day" in 1958. In fact, it was Holly's group, the Crickets, that inspired the band to change its name. Lennon would later joke that he had a vision when he was 12 years old—a man appeared on a flaming pie and said unto them, "From this day on, you are Beatles with an 'A.'" The Beatles were
discovered by Brian Epstein in 1961 at Liverpool's Cavern Club, where they were performing on a regular basis. As their new manager, Epstein secured a record contract with EMI. With a new drummer, Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey), and George Martin as producer, the group released
their first single, "Love Me Do," in October 1962. It peaked on the British charts at No. 17. Lennon wrote the group's followup single, "Please Please Me," inspired
primarily by Roy Orbison, but also fed by Lennon's infatuation with the pun in Bing Crosby's famous lyrics, "Oh, please, lend your little ears to my pleas," from the song "Please." The Beatles' "Please Please Me" topped the charts in Britain. The Beatles went on to become the most popular band in Britain with the release of such mega-hits as "She Loves You" and "I Want To Hold Your Hand." Lennon married Cynthia Powell in August 1962. The couple had one son together, Julian, who was named after Lennon's mother. Cynthia was forced to keep a very low profile during Beatlemania. She and Lennon divorced in 1968. He remarried the following year, on March 20,
1969, to Japanese avant-garde artist Yoko Ono, whom he had met at the Indica Gallery in November 1966. Beatlemania In 1964, the Beatles became the first British band to break out big in the United States, beginning with their appearance on television's The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964. Beatlemania launched a "British Invasion" of rock bands in the United States that also included the Rolling Stones and the Kinks. Following their appearance on Sullivan, the Beatles returned to Britain to film their first film, A Hard Day's Night (1964), and prepare for their first world tour. The Beatles' second film, Help!, was released in 1965. That June, Queen Elizabeth II of England announced that the Beatles would be named a Member of the Order of the British Empire. In August 1965, the foursome performed to 55,600 fans at New York's Shea Stadium, setting a new record for largest concert audience in musical history. When the Beatles returned to England, they recorded the breakthrough album Rubber Soul (1965), noted for extending beyond
the love songs and pop formulas for which the band was previously wellknown. Lennon left the Beatles in September 1969, just after the group completed recording Abbey Road. The news of the break-up was kept
secret until McCartney announced his departure in April 1970, a month before the band released Let It Be, recorded just before Abbey Road. Solo Career Not long after the Beatles broke up, in 1970, Lennon released his debut solo album, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, featuring a raw, minimalist sound that followed "primal-scream" therapy. He followed that project with 1971's Imagine, the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed of all Lennon's postBeatles efforts. The title track was later named No. 3 on Rolling Stone magazine's "All-Time Best Songs" list. Lennon and Ono moved to the United States in September 1971, but were constantly threatened with deportation by the Nixon Administration. Lennon was told that he was being kicked out of the country due to his 1968 marijuana conviction in Britain, but the singer believed that he was being removed because of his activism against the unpopular Vietnam War. Documents later proved him correct. (Two years after Nixon resigned, in 1976, Lennon was granted permanent U.S. residency.) Tragic Death In 1980, John Lennon returned to the music world with the album Double Fantasy, featuring the hit single "(Just Like) Starting Over." Tragically, just a few weeks after the album's release, a deranged fan, shot Lennon several times in front of his apartment complex in New York City. Lennon died at New York City's Roosevelt Hospital on December 8, 1980, at the age of 40. John Lennon's assassination had, and continues to have, a profound impact on pop culture. Following the tragic event, millions of fans worldwide mourned as record sales soared. And Lennon's untimely death still evokes deep sadness around the globe today, as he continues to be admired by new generations of fans. Lennon was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.
Happy Xmas (War Is Over) By John Lennon By Keith Nicol John Lennon and Yoko Ono wrote this in their New York City hotel room and recorded it during the evening of October 28 and into the morning of the 29th, 1971 at the Record Plant in New York. It was released in the US for Christmas, but didn't chart. The next year, it was released in the UK, where it did much better.
featuring artists like The Ronettes and Darlene Love. Unfortunately, the album was released on November 22, 1963, which was the same day US president John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and the album sold poorly as America was focused on news of the killing. This was originally released on clear green vinyl with Yoko Ono's "Listen, The Snow Is Falling" as the B-side.
John and Yoko spent a lot of time in the late '60s and early '70s working to promote peace. In 1969, they put up billboard advertisements in major cities around the world that said, "War is over! (If you want it)." Two years later this slogan became the basis for this song when Lennon decided to make a Christmas record with an anti-war message. John also claimed another inspiration for writing the song: he said he was "sick of 'White Christmas.'"
At the beginning of the song, two whispers can be heard. Yoko whispers: "Happy Christmas, Kyoko" (Kyoko Chan Cox is Yoko's daughter with Anthony Cox) and John whispers: "Happy Christmas, Julian" (John's son with Cynthia). This being a Phil Spector production, four guitarists were brought in to play acoustic guitars: Hugh McCracken, Chris Osbourne, Stu Scharf and Teddy Irwin. McCracken had recently played on the Paul McCartney album Ram. Jim Keltner played drums and sleigh bells, Nicky Hopkins played chimes and glockenspiel. Keltner and Hopkins were part of Lennon's Plastic Ono Band, and a third member, Klaus Voorman, was supposed to play bass on this track, but got stuck on a flight from Germany. One of the guitarists brought in for the session cover the bass - which one nobody seems to remember.
The children's voices are the Harlem Community Choir, who were brought in to sing on this track. They are credited on the single along with Yoko and The Plastic Ono Band. Lennon and Ono produced this with the help of Phil Spector. Spector had worked on some of the later Beatles songs and also produced Lennon's "Instant Karma." It was not Spector's first foray into Christmas music: he and his famous session stars (including a 17-year-old Cher) spent 6 weeks in the summer of 1963 putting together A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector,
Lennon was shot and killed less than three weeks before Christmas in 1980. The song was rereleased in the UK on December 20th of that year. This has been covered by The Alarm, The Cranes,
The December People, and Melissa Etheridge (in a medley with "Give Peace a Chance"). The Australian artist Delta Goodrem also covered this in 2003. She received special permission from Yoko Ono to record the song. When Lennon first played his demo for Phil Spector, the producer remarked that the song's opening line, "So this is Christmas...", was rhythmically identical to the Paris Sisters' 1961 hit "I Love How You Love Me," which he produced. Though now a Christmas standard, Lennon originally penned this as a protest song about the Vietnam War, and the idea "that we're just as responsible as the man who pushes the button. As long as people imagine that somebody's doing it to them and that they have no control, then they have no control."
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The Back Stage Interview with DJ WEETO Daniel DJ Weeto is available to be booked via the artistsdirect-spain.com website. You can call him direct on 662 443 877. Daniel has a huge karaoke with songs both in Spanish and English. He can be booked for private parties as well as in bars and restaurants as a DJ or with Karaoke.
but after I setup and start playing I am fine. What was your best moment? It was last August when I was doing sound and lighting for the guy who was the 45th member of the Drifters (he performed with them the same
Who are you and what do you do? My name is Daniel Wheatley and I am a DJ and a Karaoke host. I have been doing disco´s and karaoke for over 18 years and been in Spain for 9 years now, doing karaoke in both English and Spanish bars. How did you start in the business? It was all down to my Nan really. We were at a family birthday party she asked the DJ if I could help him out that night and he asked me to take over for an hour or so. It was after that when he asked me to work with him then one day he had a booking that he could not do so he asked me so that was my first real disco on my own. What would you be doing if you were not an entertainer? I would definitely be a car mechanic. trained as a car mechanic for 3 years when I was 16 year old. As an entertainer who has been your biggest influence? My biggest influence was really my Nan who pushed me into becoming a DJ in the first place. Do you ever get nervous or have you suffered stage fright? Yes I do - all the time when I first get to the place
time as Ben E King), it was outside and we had over 300 people there and the singer said that my gear was one of the best he has used. What has been your worst moment? That was when I was doing sound for a fiesta and the sound system packed up. Worst of all - the duo who was on that night was on the show the X Factor about 4 years ago so were quite well known. What’s the best piece of advice you have received or would give someone starting out in the business? My best advice would be to always do your homework in the business and save up to buy the best gear and therefore not have to buy twice. Any little anecdotes or interesting stories? There is one time when I was DJ at a wedding and the bride went in to labour after the first dance and the party stopped for an hour then restarted again.
After Hours at the STAR OF INDIA Tell us about yourselves My name is Preet (pronounced ‘Pritt’ in English) and I, my father and several other members of our family own and run the ‘Star of India’ restaurant in San Luis. We have been here almost 5 years now. What made you open a restaurant? I am originally from India but have lived in Spain for 11 years. I came here first of all to study but, after working in several restaurants and learning the trade as they say, I decided that I would like to have my own restaurant. My family and I had been living in the San Luis area for some time and had made friends with a lot of people and it seemed right to open our place in this area.
Where did the inspiration for the name come from? The premises where we are located in San Luis Square was previously an Italian restaurant which I and some of my local friends frequented sometimes. Not long before opening some of us were trying to think of a name and one of them, Dom, who later became a valued customer of ours, came up with ‘Star Of India’ and so we went with that. Who does the cooking? And how would you describe your style? My father does most of the cooking and we do mainly traditional Indian food. However we are well aware that we have a truly International clientele with obviously varying tastes so we are more than happy to cook to order.
“Keep the customer satisfied”, as they say. What’s your favourite dish on the menu? My personal favourite is Chicken Bhuna. This may surprise some people as they tend to assume that all people from India prefer strong spicy dishes. Chicken Bhuna is a medium dish but it has lots of flavour and I absolutely love it, especially when it is cooked by my father. Favourite day of the week? Favourite day? I love them all. We have made so many friends here that have become regular customers and every day we have people we know coming in to eat and to chat with us. If I had to choose a day I would go for
Thursday as, for some reason that is consistently our busiest day. Any interesting tales? On our fourth anniversary we decided to celebrate with an evening of dining accompanied by live music. We also arranged for a ‘Bollywoodstyle’ dancer to entertain us and our customers. We were expecting an Indian girl but when she turned up she spoke no English or any of our dialects to us, only Spanish. We were a bit perplexed at first. However when she got into costume and danced she looked more ‘Bollywood’ than Bollywood! She was amazing. In the end we found out she was from Russia. The Star of India is at San Luis, La Siesta just off the CV905 main road from Torrevieja and is open every day for lunch and evening meal as well as for takeaways. You can book a table by calling them on 966 788 781/680 168 888
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10:00pm Snowblind Slieven's Irish Bar, Cabo Roig
Sat 17 Dec
Thu 22 Dec
3:00pm Lynden B The Arches, Los Alcazares 7:30pm Terry Hart L & A Familia, La Florida 8:00pm Andy Winwood La Manzana Sidreria, Dona Pepa 8:30pm Shanie Vaughan Sports Bar, Playa Flamenca 9:00pm Abba-solutely Fabulous Time Out Sports Bar, San Javier 9:00pm Danny Ray Orange Bar, Entre Naranjos 9:00pm Cherry K Inn at the Green, Entre Naranjos 9:00pm Dee Hillside, La Marina 10:00pm Snowblind Slieven's Irish Bar, Cabo Roig
1:30pm Tony Francis Laurel's Restaurant, Quesada 8:00pm Sharni Draculas, Calpe 9:00pm Duo Zodiac Hotel Rio Park, Benidorm 9:00pm Rain O'Connor Auld Dubliner, Lomas Cabo Roig 10:00pm Andy Winwood The Kvikk Baren, Torre La Mata Fri 23 Dec
Sun 18 Dec 2:00pm Terry Hart Sunrise, Playa Flamenca 5:00pm Shanie Vaughan The New Porterhouse, Altos del Limonar 5:00pm Lynden B Casa Ventura, San Luis 9:30pm Roxy Alfie's Bar, Lomas Cabo Roig
Grahame Alexander Tue 20 Dec 5:00pm Lynden B Washington Bar, La Siesta
10:30pm Duo Zodiac Tower Lounge, Benidorm Mon 19 Dec Wed 21 Dec 1:00pm Terry Hart Alfie's Place, La Zenia 9:30pm Duo Zodiac Rio Connection Bar, Benidorm 10:30pm Martin Kay Cabaroke Celtic Drop, Playa Flamenca
8:00pm Lynden B The Park Inn, Quesada 8:30pm Duo Zodiac Hotel Helios, Benidorm 9:00pm Rain O'Connor Spanglish, Balsicas 9:00pm Andy Jones Nina's Bistro, Mil Palmeras
7:30pm Saxy Johan Restaurant Panache, Cabo Roig 8:30pm Dave the Hat Park Inn, Quesada 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 Cherry K Rusty Nail, Campoverde 9:00pm The Streeters The Hen's Teeth, Villamartin Plaza 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: email@example.com or 966784456
Exponadal: Fun For Kids At Christmas From December 23rd through 31st, the IFA Exhibition Centre beside the airport turns into a Winter Wonderland of fun and games for Children of all ages and nationalises. It's time for the 23rd edition of Exponadal. There will be many new features and surprises this year, all designed for kids to enjoy and make for an unforgettable Christmas. Exponadal is open from 11.00am to 9.00pm except for Christmas Eva and New Year's Eve, when t closes at 7.00pm. General admission: 10.00€. Bono-Entry With Discount: 8.00€. Entrance Carnet Jove: 8.00€. Circus: 2.00€. Family Bono: Bono 3. 2 adults + 1 child:
24.00€. Bono 4. 2 adults + 2 children: 30.00€ . Bono 5. 2 adults + 3 children 35.00€. Bono 6. 2 adults + 4 children: 40.00€. Reduced Rate: Unemployed, Disabled and Pensioners: 8.00€. Groups: more than 25 people: 6.00€. Early Entry: 8.00€. Discounts are not cumulative. Children free up to two years old. Activities include: Circus, exhibition, inflatable attractions, crafts, bebeteca, family gymkhanas, consoles, sports, storytelling, magic, face painting, puppets, mailbox of the Magi, giant Scalextric, tombola, fishing for ducks, food, gifts, games ... Cavalcade of the Magi, costume parades, etc. More info at: http://exponadal.feria-alicante.com.
December Channel 07:00 Breakfast 11:00 Saturday Kitchen Live 12:30 James Martin - Home Comforts at Christmas (R) 13:00 Football Focus 14:00 BBC News; Weather 14:15 Sports Personality of the Year (R) 15:15 Bargain Hunt 16:15 Escape to the Country (R) 17:00 Final Score 18:30 BBC News 18:40 BBC Regional News; Weather 18:50 Pointless Celebrities 19:40 Strictly Come Dancing 21:55 Michael McIntyre's Big Show 22:55 BBC News; Weather 23:15 The National Lottery Live 23:25 Match of the Day 23:25 National Lottery Update
07:50 Holiday Affair (1949)
07:00 Are You Smarter Than a 10 Year Old? 08:00 Monkey Business 09:00 Game Changers 09:30 Futurama 10:00 The Fantasy Football Club 11:00 Soccer AM 12:30 NCIS: Los Angeles 13:30 Futurama 15:00 Modern Family 17:00 Harry Hill's Tea-Time 17:30 Moana: Special 18:00 Supergirl 19:00 The Flash 20:00 The Simpsons 21:30 Star Wars: Rogue One Special 22:00 Wedding Crashers (2005)
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) 08:20 Oddbods (R) 08:25 Scrambled! 08:30 Nerds & Monsters (R) 08:50 Horrid Henry (R) 09:10 The Powerpuff Girls (R) 09:30 Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! 10:05 Adventure Time (R) 10:25 ITV News 10:30 Carry On Follow That Camel (1967) 12:20 Judge Rinder (R) 13:25 ITV News and Weather 13:35 This Time Next Year (R) 14:35 Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007) 16:20 Thunderbirds Are Go 16:45 ITV News London 17:00 ITV News and Weather 17:15 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) 20:30 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) 23:40 ITV News and Weather 23:55 Private Benjamin (1980)
07:10 Three Peaks Yacht Race 08:05 Everybody Loves Raymond (R) 08:30 Everybody Loves Raymond (R) 09:00 Frasier (R) 09:30 Frasier (R) 10:00 The Morning Line 11:00 The Big Bang Theory (R) 11:25 The Big Bang Theory (R) 11:50 The Simpsons (R) 12:15 The Simpsons (R) 12:45 The Dog Who Saved the Holidays (2012) 14:30 Channel 4 Racing 17:05 The Simpsons (R) 17:35 The Simpsons (R) 18:05 Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (R) 18:40 Arthur Christmas (2011) 20:30 Channel 4 News 21:00 Tree of the Year with Ardal O'Hanlon 22:00 It Was Alright In 23:00 Escape Plan (2013)
07:00 Milkshake! Monkey (R) 07:05 Milkshake! Bop Box (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) 08:20 Pip Ahoy! (R) 08:30 Little Princess (R) 08:45 Paw Patrol (R) 09:05 Blaze and the Monster Machines 09:35 Noddy in Toyland (R) 09:50 Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom (R) 10:00 Shimmer and Shine (R) 10:25 Peppa Pig (R) 10:45 Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom (R) 11:05 Jelly Jamm (R) 11:15 The Gadget Show (R) 12:15 A Cinderella Christmas 14:05 Christmas Cookies 15:50 Love Always, Santa 17:35 Christmas Under Wraps 19:25 Space Cowboys (2000) 22:00 Football on 5: The Championship 23:00 Football on 5: Goal Rush 23:30 The Funny Thing About Christmas
01:00 Agnetha: Abba and
07:00 The Hot Desk
03:10 ITV3 Nightscreen
09:40 Coronation Street
07:00 Movies Now
13:35 You've Been Framed!
07:10 The Belles of St Trinian's
07:00 Snooker v Darts 07:05 Motorsport UK 07:55 Bundesliga Football Highlights 08:50 World Rugby 7s Series Highlights 09:20 Cash Cowboys 11:20 Storage Wars 11:50 Pawn Stars 13:40 The Great Outdoors (1988) 15:30 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) 17:15 Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991) 19:10 On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) 22:00 The Specialist (1994)
(1947) 11:00 This Farming Life (R) 12:00 This Farming Life (R) 13:00 Japan: Earth's Enchanted Islands (R) 14:00 Japan: Earth's Enchanted Islands (R) 15:00 Japan: Earth's Enchanted Islands (R) 16:00 The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012) 17:35 Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger! (2012) 19:25 Dad's Army (R) 19:55 Operation Snow Tiger (R) 20:55 Walt Disney 21:55 A Christmas Carol (2009) 23:25 QI XL
02:00 Kings of 70s Romance 03:00 Burt Bacharach: A Life in Song
14:35 Elf: Buddy's Musical
20:00 A Timewatch Guide
15:35 Peter Pan (2003)
21:00 Last Journey of the
17:45 Snow Dogs (2002)
Magna Carta King
20:00 You've Been Framed! 21:00 Scorpion
(1954) 08:50 Columbo: By Dawn's Early Light (1974) 10:55 A Touch of Frost 12:50 A Touch of Frost 14:50 Foyle's War 16:50 Midsomer Murders
22:00 A Very Harold & Kumar
18:55 Midsomer Murders
21:00 Doc Martin
23:30 Top of the Pops: 1982
23:50 Family Guy
22:00 The Booze Cruise III
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18th December Channel 00:45 The NFL Show
00:10 Porridge (R)
01:15 Old School (2003)
00:50 The Making of Young
02:45 Weather for the Week
01:20 Balletboyz - Young Men
02:50 BBC News
02:20 Chances Are (1989)
04:05 This Is BBC Two
08:40 Match of the Day (R)
07:20 A to Z of TV Gardening
10:00 The Andrew Marr Show
08:05 Big Dreams Small Spa-
11:00 Fern Britton Meets
12:00 Sunday Politics
09:05 Countryfile (R)
13:15 Bargain Hunt (R)
10:00 Natural World (R)
14:00 BBC News
11:00 Saturday Kitchen Best
14:10 Weather for the Week
12:30 The A to Z of TV Coo-
14:15 Flog It! (R)
15:10 Elizabeth at 90 - A Fa-
13:15 MOTD2 Extra
mily Tribute (R)
14:00 Tom Kerridge Cooks
16:40 Planet Earth II (R)
17:40 Songs of Praise
18:15 BBC News
17:35 Full Steam Ahead (R)
18:30 BBC Regional News;
18:35 The Terminal (2004)
20:40 Victoria Wood as Seen
on TV (R)
19:40 Sports Personality of
21:20 Best of British (R)
22:00 Victoria Wood's Midlife
22:00 The Apprentice
23:00 The Apprentice: You're
23:00 Victoria Wood: At it
00:20 A League of Their Own 01:20 Karl Pilkington: The Moaning of Life 02:20 Arrow 03:10 Stan Lee's Lucky Man 04:10 Nothing to Declare 06:10 Road Wars 07:00 Hour of Power 08:00 Monkey Business 08:30 Futurama 10:00 Supergirl 11:00 The Flash 12:00 WWE: Raw 13:00 NCIS: Los Angeles 14:00 Futurama 15:30 Modern Family 18:30 The Simpsons 19:00 Harry Hill's Tea-Time 19:30 The Simpsons 21:00 Duck Quacks Don't Echo 22:00 A League of Their Own US Road Trip 23:00 The Force: Essex
00:00 Top of the Pops 01:00 Agnetha: Abba and After 02:00 Kings of 70s Romance 03:00 Burt Bacharach: A Life in Song 04:30 Close 20:00 Danielle de Niese: The Birth of an Opera 21:00 The Barber of Seville from Glyndebourne 23:45 Lucy Worsley: Mozart's London Odyssey
01:55 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 The Powerpuff Girls (R) 09:30 Thunderbirds Are Go 10:05 Adventure Time (R) 10:25 All Stars (2013) 12:20 Let's Do Christmas with Gino & Mel (R) 13:15 ITV News and Weather 13:19 ITV London Weather 13:20 Off Their Rockers (R) 13:50 The Incredible Hulk 15:55 National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) 17:45 Santa Claus: The Movie 19:40 ITV News London 19:50 ITV News and Weather 20:00 All Star Mr & Mrs 21:00 Midsomer Murders 23:00 ITV News and Weather 23:19 ITV London Weather 23:20 Hot Fuzz (2007)
01:15 The Guest (2014)
23:00 Gogglebox (R)
00:30 Greatest Ever Christmas Songs 02:25 SuperCasino 04:10 All New Traffic Cops (R) 05:00 The Secret Life of Puppies (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) 08:40 Paw Patrol (R) 09:00 Blaze and the Monster Machines (R) 09:25 Noddy 09:40 Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom (R) 10:00 Shimmer and Shine (R) 10:25 Peppa Pig (R) 10:45 Jelly Jamm (R) 11:00 Football on 5: The Championship (R) 12:00 Football on 5: Goal Rush (R) 12:30 The Gadget Show (R) 13:30 A Perfect Christmas List 15:15 Lost Letter Mysteries for Christmas (2014) 17:00 The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey (2007) 18:45 Scrooge (1970) 21:00 Michael Buble at Christmas (R) 21:55 5 News Weekend 22:00 Hercules (2014) 23:55 Snitch (2013)
00:20 Family Guy 01:15 Mom 01:40 American Dad! 02:10 Bring It On (2000) 04:00 Teleshopping 07:00 The Hot Desk 07:10 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 07:35 Emmerdale 10:20 Coronation Street 13:20 You've Been Framed! 14:20 The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol 14:45 Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups (2012) 16:40 Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas (2004) 18:05 Catchphrase 19:05 The X Factor 20:10 The Amazing SpiderMan (2012) 23:00 Family Guy 23:30 Family Guy
00:00 Inspector Morse 02:15 Wycliffe 03:10 ITV3 Nightscreen 03:30 Teleshopping 07:00 George and Mildred: The Movie (1980) 08:45 Heartbeat 09:45 Heartbeat 10:45 An Avonlea Christmas 11:45 An Avonlea Christmas 12:45 Agatha Christie's Marple 14:45 Columbo: The Conspirators (1978) 16:45 Casablanca (1942) 18:55 Agatha Christie's Marple 21:00 Meet the Penguins 22:00 Alexander Armstrong's Land of the Midnight Sun 23:00 Wycliffe
00:10 Inside Man (2006) 02:50 Hell on Wheels 03:45 Movies Now 03:50 ITV4 Nightscreen 04:00 Teleshopping 07:00 The Wine Show 07:55 Fifth Gear 08:40 World Rugby 7s Series Highlights 09:15 The Motorbike Show 11:15 Storage Wars 11:40 Pawn Stars 14:25 Rio Bravo (1959) 17:15 The Horse Soldiers (1959) 19:40 Diamonds Are Forever (1971) 22:00 The Deer Hunter (1978)
03:00 Bear's Wild Weekend (R) 03:50 The Last Leg (R) 04:45 Hollyoaks (R) 07:20 Everybody Loves Raymond (R) 07:45 Everybody Loves Raymond (R) 08:10 Frasier (R) 08:40 Frasier (R) 09:05 The Big Bang Theory (R) 09:35 The Big Bang Theory (R) 10:00 The Big Bang Theory (R) 10:30 Sunday Brunch 13:30 Formula 1 15:05 Inkheart (2008) 17:10 The Snowman (R) 17:45 Channel 4 News 18:10 Cars (2006) 20:30 Britain's Wildest Weather 22:00 Humans
19th December Channel 00:00 BBC News 00:20 BBC Regional News; Weather 00:30 Walliams & Friend (R) 01:00 Have I Got a Bit More News for You 01:45 Weather for the Week Ahead 01:50 BBC News 07:00 Breakfast 10:15 Christmas City (N) 11:00 Christmas Kitchen 12:15 Homes Under the Hammer (R) 13:15 Bargain Hunt (R) 14:00 BBC News at One; Weather 14:30 BBC Regional News and Weather 14:45 Cool Runnings (1993) 16:20 The Nativity (R) 16:50 Madagascar (2005) 18:10 Donkey's Caroling Christmas-tacular () 18:15 Pointless (R) 19:00 BBC News at Six; Weather 19:30 BBC Regional News and Weather 20:00 Celebrity Mastermind 20:30 Panorama 21:00 EastEnders 21:30 Would I Lie to You? 22:00 Last Tango in Halifax 23:00 BBC News at Ten 23:30 BBC Regional News and Weather 23:45 Match of the Day 2
00:30 Last Chance Harvey (2008) 01:55 Countryfile (R) 02:50 Holby City (R) 03:50 This Is BBC Two 07:30 Operation People Power with Dave Myers (R) 08:15 Coastal Path (R) 08:45 Great British Menu (R) 09:15 The Game Plan (2007) 11:00 Robot Wars (R) 12:00 Money for Nothing 13:00 Daily Politics 14:00 Natural World (R) 14:45 Nigella's Christmas Kitchen (R) 15:15 This Farming Life (R) 16:15 A Place to Call Home (R) 17:00 Full Steam Ahead (R) 18:00 Gareth Malone's Great Choir Reunion (R) 19:00 The Real Marigold Hotel (R) 20:00 We're Doomed! The Dad's Army Story (R) 21:00 Christmas University Challenge (N) 21:30 Only Connect 22:00 Sir Lenny Henry - A Life on Screen 23:00 Two Doors Down 23:30 Two Doors Down
00:00 The Force: Manchester 01:00 Ross Kemp on Gangs 02:00 Strike Back 04:00 DC's Legends of Tomorrow 05:00 Nothing to Declare 06:00 Road Wars 07:00 Sinbad 08:00 The Flash 10:00 Futurama 11:00 Modern Family 13:00 Futurama 14:00 David Attenborough's Wild City 15:00 Treasure Island 17:00 The Simpsons 17:30 Modern Family 19:30 The Simpsons 21:00 Greatest Disney Songs 22:00 Trollied 22:30 A League of Their Own 23:00 Karl Pilkington: The Moaning of Life
00:45 Horizon 01:45 How to Build 02:45 Inside Porton Down: Britain's Secret Weapons Research Facility 03:45 How to Build 04:45 Close 20:00 Indian Hill Railways 21:00 Digging for Britain 22:00 Time Commanders 23:00 Timeshift: Booze, Beans and Bhajis - The Story of the Corner Shop
23:40 Fierce (R)
00:05 About a Boy (2002) 01:55 Before I Go to Sleep 03:25 60 Days in Jail (R) 04:20 Kirstie and Phil's Love It or List It (R) 05:15 Location, Location, Location (R) 06:10 Supershoppers (R) 06:40 The King of Queens (R) 07:35 Everybody Loves Raymond (R) 08:25 Frasier (R) 09:20 The Big Bang Theory (R) 10:40 Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (R) 11:10 12 Dates of Christmas 13:00 Channel 4 News Summary 13:05 Kirstie's Handmade Christmas 13:25 A Christmas Proposal 15:10 Countdown 16:00 Coast vs Country 17:00 Deal or No Deal 18:00 Four in a Bed (R) 18:30 Come Dine with Me (R) 19:00 The Simpsons (R) 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 Channel 4 News 21:00 Jamie's Ultimate Christmas 22:00 First Dates 23:00 Alan Carr's 12 Stars of Christmas (N)
02:00 SuperCasino 04:10 The Yorkshire Vet (R) 05:00 Now That's Funny! (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 (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) 08:30 Noddy 08:45 Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom (R) 09:00 Wissper (R) 09:10 Peppa Pig (R) 09:30 Paw Patrol (R) 09:45 Toot the Tiny Tugboat 09:55 Toby's Travelling Circus 10:10 Milkshake! Monkey (R) 10:15 Milkshake! Bop Box (R) 10:25 Jelly Jamm (R) 10:35 SpongeBob SquarePants 11:10 Christmas Truce (2015) 13:00 A Husband for Christmas (2016) 14:45 Christmas Hero (2016) 16:35 My Angel (2011) 18:15 A Christmas Reunion 20:00 Tour de Celeb 20:55 5 News 21:00 All New Traffic Cops 22:00 Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways 23:00 Greatest Ever Christmas Ads
00:00 Family Guy 00:55 American Dad! 01:55 The Cleveland Show 02:55 Bordertown 03:20 Teleshopping 06:50 ITV2 Nightscreen 07:00 You've Been Framed! 07:25 The Ellen DeGeneres 08:05 The Cube 08:55 Emmerdale 09:25 Coronation Street 10:25 Ninja Warrior UK 11:25 Scorpion 12:20 I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! 13:20 Emmerdale 13:55 Coronation Street 14:50 The Ellen DeGeneres 15:45 The Jeremy Kyle Show 19:00 You've Been Framed! 21:00 Two and a Half Men 22:00 Family Guy 22:30 American Dad! 23:00 Family Guy 23:30 Family Guy
00:10 Wimbledon (2004) 02:05 Lewis 03:55 Wycliffe 04:45 May the Best House Win 06:30 You're Only Young Twice 06:55 ITV3 Nightscreen 07:00 The Return of Sherlock Holmes 09:00 The Belles of St Trinian's (1954) 10:55 Bertie and Elizabeth 13:00 Lewis 14:55 Agatha Christie's Marple 17:00 Carry On Cleo (1964) 19:00 Long Lost Family 20:00 Agatha Christie's Marple 22:00 The Suspicions of Mr Whicher
01:45 Hell on Wheels 02:40 Quincy ME 03:45 Ironside 04:40 Tommy Cooper 05:10 The Wine Show 07:55 The Chase 08:45 Quincy ME 09:45 Ironside 10:50 The Professionals 11:55 The Chase 12:55 Cash Cowboys 13:55 Pawn Stars 14:50 Counting Cars 15:50 Quincy ME 16:55 Ironside 18:00 Minder 19:00 Cash Cowboys 20:00 Pawn Stars 21:00 Storage Wars 22:00 Live and Let Die (1973)
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 Dickinson's Real Deal 16:59 ITV London Weather 17:00 Tipping Point (R) 18:00 The Chase (R) 19:00 ITV News London 19:30 ITV Evening News 20:00 Emmerdale 20:30 Coronation Street 21:00 You've Been Framed! 21:30 Coronation Street 22:00 The Prince Harry Documentary 23:00 ITV News at Ten 23:30 ITV News London
00:55 Citizen Khan (R) 01:25 The Graham Norton Show (R) 02:10 Weather for the Week Ahead 02:15 BBC News 07:00 Breakfast 10:15 Christmas City 11:00 Christmas Kitchen 12:15 Homes Under the Hammer (R) 13:15 Bargain Hunt (R) 14:00 BBC News at One; Weather 14:30 BBC Regional News and Weather 14:45 Rise of the Guardians 16:10 The Nativity (R) 16:45 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) 18:00 The Penguins of Madagascar (R) 18:15 Pointless (R) 19:00 BBC News at Six; Weather 19:30 BBC Regional News and Weather 20:00 Celebrity Mastermind 20:30 EastEnders 21:00 Holby City 22:00 Last Tango in Halifax 23:00 BBC News at Ten 23:30 BBC Regional News and Weather 23:45 Darcey Bussell: Looking for Margot
00:00 TOTP2 (R) 01:00 The Choir: Gareth's Best in Britain (R) 02:00 Rick Stein's Long Weekends (R) 03:00 This Is BBC Two 07:15 Christmas City (R) 08:00 Bargain Hunt (R) 08:45 Fern Britton Meets (R) 09:45 Underdog (2007) 11:00 Robot Wars (R) 12:00 Money for Nothing 13:00 Daily Politics 14:00 Natural World (R) 14:45 Nigella's Christmas Kitchen (R) 15:15 This Farming Life (R) 16:15 A Place to Call Home (R) 17:00 Full Steam Ahead (R) 18:00 Gareth Malone's Great Choir Reunion (R) 19:00 The Real Marigold Hotel (R) 20:00 Mary Berry's Absolute Christmas Favourites (R) 20:30 Christmas University Challenge 21:00 MasterChef: The Professionals 22:00 Inside the Factory 23:00 Live at the Apollo 23:45 Upstart Crow (R)
00:40 Carry On Camping 02:10 Jackpot247 04:00 The Jeremy Kyle Show 04:55 ITV Nightscreen 06:05 The Jeremy Kyle Show 07:00 Good Morning Britain 09:30 Lorraine 10:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30 This Morning 13:30 Loose Women 14:30 ITV Lunchtime News 14:55 ITV News London 15:00 Judge Rinder 16:00 Dickinson's Real Deal 16:59 ITV London Weather 17:00 Tipping Point (R) 18:00 The Chase (R) 19:00 ITV News London 19:30 ITV Evening News 20:00 Emmerdale 20:30 The Cruise (R) 21:00 Hilda Ogden's Last Tara - A Tribute to Jean Alexander 22:00 Paul O'Grady's Favourite Fairy Tales 23:00 ITV News at Ten 23:30 ITV News London 23:40 Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
00:05 Derren Brown: Miracle 01:40 The Woman in Black 03:15 Supershoppers (R) 04:10 Location, Location, Location (R) 05:05 Deal or No Deal (R) 05:55 Countdown (R) 06:40 The King of Queens (R) 07:30 Everybody Loves Raymond (R) 08:20 Frasier (R) 09:15 The Big Bang Theory (R)) 10:10 The Simpsons (R) 10:40 The Simpsons (R) 11:10 Holiday in Handcuffs 13:00 Channel 4 News Summary 13:05 Kirstie's Handmade Christmas 13:25 Christmas Magic (2011) 15:10 Countdown 16:00 Coast vs Country 17:00 Deal or No Deal 18:00 Four in a Bed (R) 18:30 Come Dine with Me (R) 19:00 The Simpsons (R) 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 Channel 4 News 21:00 The Supervet 22:00 This Is Us 23:00 Alan Carr's 12 Stars of Christmas
01:05 Jaywick: Christmas on Benefits (R) 02:00 SuperCasino 04:10 Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild (R) 05:00 Tattoo Disasters UK (R) 05:25 Caught on Camera (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) 07:55 Little Princess (R) 08:05 Pip Ahoy! (R) 08:20 Thomas & Friends (R) 08:30 Noddy 08:45 Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom (R) 09:05 Wissper (R) 09:10 Peppa Pig (R) 09:35 Paw Patrol (R) 09:45 Toot the Tiny Tugboat 10:05 Toby's Travelling Circus 10:20 Milkshake! Monkey (R) 10:25 Paw Patrol (R) 10:35 SpongeBob SquarePants 11:10 Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004) 13:00 Dear Santa (2011) 14:50 A Christmas Carol 16:35 Christmas in the City 18:20 Operation Christmas 19:55 5 News 20:00 World's Strongest Man 2016 (N) 21:00 Make You Laugh Out Loud 22:00 The Graham Norton Story 23:35 Lip Sync Battle UK
00:00 A League of Their Own 01:00 Don't Tell the Bride 02:00 Duck Quacks Don't Echo 03:00 Most Shocking 04:00 Hawaii Five-0 05:00 Monkey Life 06:00 David Attenborough's Wild City 07:00 Sinbad 08:00 The Flash 10:00 Futurama 11:00 Modern Family 13:00 Futurama 14:00 David Attenborough's Wild City 15:00 Treasure Island 17:00 The Simpsons 17:30 Modern Family 19:30 The Simpsons 21:00 The Flash 22:00 Stealth (2005)
00:00 American Dad! 01:00 The Cleveland Show 01:30 Bordertown 02:55 Wild Target (2010) 04:35 Educating Joey Essex 06:15 You've Been Framed! 06:40 ITV2 Nightscreen 07:00 You've Been Framed! 07:25 The Ellen DeGeneres 08:05 The Cube 08:50 Emmerdale 09:20 Coronation Street 10:20 Ninja Warrior UK 11:20 Catchphrase 12:20 The X Factor 13:20 Emmerdale 13:50 Coronation Street 14:50 The Ellen DeGeneres 15:45 The Jeremy Kyle Show 19:00 You've Been Framed! 21:00 Two and a Half Men 22:00 Hot Fuzz (2007)
00:00 The Return of Sherlock Holmes 02:20 A Is for Acid 04:05 Bertie and Elizabeth 05:55 Wycliffe 06:50 ITV3 Nightscreen 07:00 You're Only Young Twice 07:25 The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes 09:30 Agatha Christie's Marple 11:30 Anne of Green Gables (2015) 13:10 Lewis 15:10 Agatha Christie's Marple 17:10 Carry On Girls (1973) 19:00 Long Lost Family 20:00 Agatha Christie's Marple 22:00 The Suspicions of Mr Whicher
00:30 Bundesliga Football Highlights 01:35 Ronaldo (2015) 03:25 Euro 96: The Summer Football Came Home 04:15 Quincy ME 05:10 Minder 06:05 The Wine Show 07:55 The Chase 08:45 Quincy ME 09:45 Ironside 10:50 The Professionals 11:55 The Chase 12:55 Cash Cowboys 13:55 Pawn Stars 14:50 Minder 15:50 Quincy ME 16:55 Ironside 18:00 Minder 19:00 Cash Cowboys 20:00 Pawn Stars 21:00 Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991) 23:00 The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
01:00 A Timewatch Guide 02:00 Indian Hill Railways 03:00 Time Commanders 04:00
Beans and Bhajis - The Story of the Corner Shop 05:00 Close 20:00 Indian Hill Railways 21:00 How the Wild West Was Won with Ray Mears 22:00 Digging for Britain 23:00 The Inca: Masters of the Clouds
Christmas Carols Start the Festive Season In Torrevieja It almost didn't happen, but thanks to the efforts of Band Master and host for the evening Bill Singleton and others, this year's carol service took place. As in previous editions, the concert of carols in English in the Plaza de la Constitution took place for the sixteenth consecutive year. The event featured local
choristers from many of Torrevieja's clubs and associations, some councillors of the municipal corporation, mostly from the PP and Suenos Torrevieja and one or two from local government. The Mayor did not attend. More
torrevejenses of different nationalities, mainly of British and Scandinavian origin, gathered at the front door of the Church of the Immaculate Conception to sing the most popular and famous AngloSaxon carols, beginning with British punctuality at 5.30pm and finishing an hour later. New this year were
Christmas themed laser images projected on the facade of the church. Music was provided by the "Phoenix Concert Band"who are mainly composed of British musicians retirees and residents in Torrevieja, while the choir is composed of more than a hundred choristers of various nationalities.
21st December Channel 00:45 Six Wives with Lucy Worsley (R) 01:45 Weather for the Week Ahead 01:50 BBC News 07:00 Breakfast 10:15 Christmas City 11:00 Christmas Kitchen 12:15 Homes Under the Hammer (R) 13:15 Bargain Hunt (R) 14:00 BBC News at One; Weather 14:30 BBC Regional News and Weather 14:45 Puss in Boots (2011) 16:05 Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos (2012) 16:20 The Nativity (R) 16:50 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) 18:15 Pointless (R) 19:00 BBC News at Six; Weather 19:30 BBC Regional News Programmes 20:00 Celebrity Mastermind 20:30 A Question of Sport 21:00 Watchdog 22:00 Six Wives with Lucy Worsley 23:00 BBC News at Ten 23:30 BBC Regional News and Weather 23:45 Mrs Brown's Boys (R)
00:15 NFL This Week 01:05 The Apprentice (R) 02:05 Who Do You Think You Are? (R) 03:05 This Is BBC Two 07:05 Christmas City (R) 07:50 Bargain Hunt (R) 08:35 Coastal Path (R) 09:05 Great British Menu (R) 09:35 Flight of the Navigator (1986) 11:00 Robot Wars (R) 12:00 Money for Nothing 13:00 Equestrian 14:00 Natural World (R) 14:45 Nigella's Christmas Kitchen (R) 15:15 This Farming Life (R) 16:15 World's Sneakiest Animals (R) 17:00 Full Steam Ahead (R) 18:00 Back in Time for Christmas (R) 19:00 The Real Marigold Hotel 20:00 Mary Berry's Absolute Christmas Favourites (R) 20:30 Christmas University Challenge 21:00 MasterChef: The Professionals 22:00 The Big Life Fix with Simon Reeve 23:00 Insert Name Here (N) 23:30 The Premier League Show
00:15 A League of Their Own 01:15 Don't Tell the Bride 02:15 Duck Quacks Don't Echo 03:15 Most Shocking 04:10 Most Daring 05:00 Monkey Life 06:00 David Attenborough's Wild City 07:00 Sinbad 08:00 The Flash 10:00 Futurama 11:00 Modern Family 13:00 Futurama 14:00 David Attenborough's Wild City 15:00 Fungus the Bogeyman 16:30 The Simpsons 17:30 Modern Family 19:30 The Simpsons 21:00 Arrow 22:00 Star Wars: Greatest Moments
00:00 The Incredible Story of Marie Antoinette's Watch with Nicholas Parsons 01:00 Timeshift: Booze, Beans and Bhajis - The Story of the Corner Shop 02:00 Indian Hill Railways 03:00 The Inca: Masters of the Clouds 04:00 Digging for Britain 05:00 Close 20:00 Indian Hill Railways 21:00 Britain's Treasure Islands 22:00
Mega Tomb 23:00 The Ides of March (2011)
23:40 Wanted (2008)
00:00 First Dates (R) 01:05 Parents Do the Funniest Things 02:00 European Poker Tour 02:55 Life on the Edge 03:50 Gok Does Panto (R) 04:45 Location, Location, Location (R) 05:40 Jamie's Comfort Food (R) 05:45 Deal or No Deal (R) 06:35 The King of Queens (R) 07:25 Everybody Loves Raymond (R) 08:15 Frasier (R) 09:15 The Big Bang Theory (R) 10:15 The Simpsons (R) 11:10 The Last Mimzy (2007) 13:00 Channel 4 News Summary 13:05 Kirstie's Handmade Christmas 13:25 The Holiday Tree (2014) 15:10 Countdown 16:00 Coast vs Country 17:00 Deal or No Deal 18:00 Four in a Bed (R) 18:30 Come Dine with Me (R) 19:00 The Simpsons (R) 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 Channel 4 News 21:00 Kirstie's Handmade Christmas 22:00 24 Hours in A&E 23:00 Alan Carr's 12 Stars of Christmas
00:05 22 Jump Street (2014) 02:05 SuperCasino 04:10 GPs: Behind Closed Doors (R) 05:00 Tattoo Disasters UK (R) 05:25 Caught on Camera (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) 07:55 Little Princess (R) 08:05 Pip Ahoy! (R) 08:20 Thomas & Friends (R) 08:30 Noddy 08:45 Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom (R) 09:00 Wissper (R) 09:10 Peppa Pig (R) 09:35 Paw Patrol (R) 09:45 Toot the Tiny Tugboat 10:00 Toby's Travelling Circus 10:10 SpongeBob SquarePants 10:45 World's Strongest Man 2016 (R) 11:45 The Nutcracker Sweet 13:20 The Elf That Rescued Christmas (2011) 14:55 The Christmas Gift 16:35 Christmas Under Wraps 18:20 The Borrowers (1997) 19:55 5 News 20:00 World's Strongest Man 2016 21:00 The Dog Rescuers with Alan Davies 22:00 The Trafford Centre: Countdown to Christmas 23:00 Chas & Dave's Xmas Knees Up! (R) 23:55 Greatest Ever Christmas Songs (R)
00:25 Family Guy 01:25 The Vampire Diaries 02:25 American Dad! 02:50 Couples Retreat (2009) 04:45 The Vampire Diaries 05:30 Planet's Funniest Animals 05:50Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 06:15 You've Been Framed! 06:40 ITV2 Nightscreen 07:00 You've Been Framed! 07:25 The Ellen DeGeneres 08:05 The Cube 09:00 Emmerdale 09:30 You've Been Framed! 10:05 Ninja Warrior UK 11:10 Small Soldiers (1998) 13:20 Emmerdale 13:50 You've Been Framed! 14:50 The Ellen DeGeneres 15:45 The Jeremy Kyle Show 19:00 You've Been Framed! 21:00 Two and a Half Men 22:00 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
00:00 Lewis 02:00 The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes 03:50 A Touch of Frost 05:30 Wycliffe 06:30 ITV3 Nightscreen 07:00 The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes 08:50 Casablanca (1942) 11:00 Goodbye Mr Chips 13:00 Lewis 15:00 Agatha Christie's Marple 17:00 Carry On Follow That Camel (1967) 18:55 Long Lost Family 20:00 Agatha Christie's Marple 22:00 Les Dawson Forever 23:00 Les Dawson: An Audience With That Never Was
00:05 The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) 00:45 The Deer Hunter (1978) 04:20 Minder 05:05 ITV4 Nightscreen 05:15 The Wine Show 06:10 Fifth Gear 07:00 The Wine Show 07:55 The Chase 08:45 Quincy ME 09:45 Ironside 10:50 The Professionals 11:55 Goodwood Classic Cars 12:55 Cash Cowboys 13:55 Pawn Stars 14:50 Minder 15:50 Quincy ME 16:55 Ironside 18:00 Minder 19:00 Cash Cowboys 20:00 Pawn Stars 20:55 Mr Bean 22:00 The Living Daylights (1987)
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 Dickinson's Real Deal ) 16:59 ITV London Weather 17:00 Tipping Point (R) 18:00 The Chase (R) 19:00 ITV News London 19:30 ITV Evening News 20:00 Emmerdale 20:30 Coronation Street 21:00 This Time Next Year 22:00 In Plain Sight 23:00 ITV News at Ten 23:30 ITV News London
22nd December Channel 00:15 Who Do You Think You Are? (R) 01:15 The Apprentice (R) 02:20 Weather for the Week Ahead 02:25 BBC News 07:00 Breakfast 10:15 Christmas City 11:00 Christmas Kitchen 12:15 Homes Under the Hammer (R) 13:15 Bargain Hunt (R) 14:00 BBC News at One; Weather 14:30 BBC Regional News and Weather 14:45 The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006) 16:10 The Nativity (R) 16:40 How to Train Your Dragon (2010) 16:40 Hammy's Boomerang Adventure 18:15 Pointless (R) 19:00 BBC News at Six; Weather 19:30 BBC Regional News and Weather 20:00 Celebrity Mastermind 20:30 EastEnders 21:00 Who Do You Think You Are? 22:00 The Royle Family (R) 23:00 BBC News at Ten 23:30 BBC Regional News and Weather 23:45 Mrs Brown's Boys (R)
00:00 Sir Lenny Henry - A Life on Screen (R) 01:00 Planet Earth II (R) 02:00 Black Is the New Black 02:30 The Selfless Sikh: Faith on the Frontline (R) 03:00 This Is BBC Two 07:00 Christmas City (R) 07:45 Bargain Hunt (R) 08:30 Coastal Path (R) 09:00 Great British Menu (R) 09:30 The Fox and the Child 11:00 Robot Wars (R) 12:00 Money for Nothing 13:00 Father of the Bride Part II 14:45 Rick Stein's Cornish Christmas (R) 15:15 This Farming Life (R) 16:15 World's Sneakiest Animals (R) 17:00 Full Steam Ahead (R) 18:00 Back in Time for Christmas (R) 19:00 Nigella's Christmas Kitchen (R) 19:30 The Cook Who Changed Our Lives 20:30 Christmas University Challenge 21:00 MasterChef: The Professionals 22:00 Close to the Enemy 23:00 QI 23:30 Mock the Week (R)
00:00 Star Wars: Rogue One Special 00:30 A League of Their Own 01:30 Don't Tell the Bride 02:30 Duck Quacks Don't Echo 03:00 Most Shocking 04:00 Most Daring 05:00 Monkey Life 06:00 David Attenborough's Wild City 07:00 Sinbad 08:00 The Flash 10:00 Futurama 11:00 Modern Family 13:00 Futurama 14:30 Fungus the Bogeyman 17:00 The Simpsons 17:30 Modern Family 19:30 The Simpsons 21:00 DC's Legends of Tomorrow 22:00 Carpool Karaoke 23:00 Trollied
00:35 Britain's Treasure Islands 01:35 Indian Hill Railways 02:35 How the Wild West Was Won with Ray Mears 03:35
Mega Tomb 04:35 Close 20:00 Natural World 21:00 Timeshift 22:00
Dynasty and Dream 23:00 The Fairytale Castles of King Ludwig II with Dan Cruickshank
00:05 Micky Flanagan: Back in the Game (R) 01:05 Bear's Wild Weekend (R) 02:05 The Great Songwriters 03:00 Liberty of London (R) 03:55 Four Rooms 04:50 Location, Location, Location (R) 05:45 Supershoppers (R) 06:10 Countdown (R) 06:55 The King of Queens (R) 07:45 Everybody Loves Raymond (R) 08:35 Frasier (R) 09:30 The Big Bang Theory (R) 10:25 The Simpsons (R) 11:25 Space Chimps (2008) 13:00 Channel 4 News Summary 13:05 Kirstie's Handmade Christmas 13:10 Nothing Like the Holidays (2008) 15:10 Countdown 16:00 Coast vs Country 17:00 Deal or No Deal 18:00 Four in a Bed (R) 18:30 Come Dine with Me (R) 19:00 The Simpsons (R) 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 Channel 4 News 21:00 The Secret Life of the Zoo 22:00 The World's Most Expensive Toys 23:00 Alan Carr's 12 Stars of Christmas
01:50 SuperCasino 04:10 Xmas Excess: Parents Splash the Cash (R) 05:00 Tattoo Disasters UK (R) 05:25 Caught on Camera (R) 05:45 Divine Designs (R) 06:10 House Doctor (R) 07:00 The WotWots (R) 07:10 Lily's Driftwood Bay (R) 07:15 Fireman Sam (R) 07:30 Peppa Pig (R) 07:40 Bob the Builder (R) 07:50 Little Princess (R) 08:00 Pip Ahoy! (R) 08:20 Thomas & Friends (R) 08:35 Noddy 08:50 Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom (R) 09:05 Wissper (R) 09:15 Peppa Pig (R) 09:35 Paw Patrol (R) 09:50 Toot the Tiny Tugboat 10:05 Toby's Travelling Circus 10:20 Milkshake! Monkey (R) 10:25 Milkshake! Bop Box (R) 10:30 Paw Patrol 10:55 SpongeBob SquarePants 11:30 The Water Babies 13:20 James and the Giant Peach (1996) 14:50 A Christmas Story 16:35 The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) 19:10 All New Traffic Cops (R) 19:55 5 News 20:00 World's Strongest Man 2016 21:00 Make You Laugh Out Loud 21:00 5 News Update 22:00 The Peter Kay Story (R) 23:35 Comedy Store (R)
00:10 Family Guy 01:10 American Dad! 02:05 Celebrity Juice 03:05 Release the Hounds 03:55 Bachelorette (2012) 05:20 Educating Joey Essex 06:10 Planet's Funniest Animals 06:30 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 06:55 ITV2 Nightscreen 07:00 The Hot Desk 07:10 The Ellen DeGeneres 07:50 The Cube 08:45 Emmerdale 09:15 Coronation Street 09:45 You've Been Framed! 10:15 Ninja Warrior UK 11:15 See Spot Run (2001) 13:20 Emmerdale 13:50 Coronation Street 14:20 You've Been Framed! 14:50 The Ellen DeGeneres 15:40 The Jeremy Kyle Show 18:50 You've Been Framed! 19:20 The Amazing SpiderMan (2012) 22:00 Educating Joey Essex 23:00 Celebrity Juice
00:05 Lewis 02:00 The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes 03:55 Goodbye Mr Chips 05:45 Wycliffe 06:40 ITV3 Nightscreen 07:00 The Return of Sherlock Holmes 09:00 Lewis 11:00 Clash of the Santas 13:00 Lewis 14:55 Agatha Christie's Marple 17:00 Carry On Cowboy (1966) 18:55 Long Lost Family 20:00 Agatha Christie's Marple 22:00 Les Dawson Forever 23:00 Lewis
00:45 Jackie Brown (1997) 03:50 Quincy ME 04:40 ITV4 Nightscreen 04:50 The Motorbike Show 05:40 The Wine Show 06:35 Tommy Cooper 07:00 The Wine Show 07:55 Goodwood Classic Cars 08:45 Quincy ME 09:45 Ironside 10:50 The Professionals 11:55 Goodwood Festival of Speed 12:55 Cash Cowboys 13:55 Pawn Stars 14:55 Minder 15:55 Quincy ME 16:55 Ironside 18:00 Minder 19:00 Cash Cowboys 20:00 Pawn Stars 21:00 The Chase 22:00 Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
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 Dickinson's Real Deal 16:59 ITV London Weather 17:00 Tipping Point (R) 18:00 The Chase (R) 19:00 ITV News London 19:30 ITV Evening News 20:00 Emmerdale 20:30 Tonight 21:00 Emmerdale 21:30 Countrywise 22:00 Extraordinary Weddings 23:00 ITV News at Ten 23:30 ITV News London 23:40 Shaun of the Dead
23rd December Channel 00:15 Katherine Jenkins: Home for Christmas 01:15 Have I Got Old News for You 01:45 Weather for the Week Ahead 01:50 BBC News 07:00 Breakfast 10:15 Christmas City 11:00 Christmas Kitchen 12:15 Homes Under the Hammer (R) 13:15 Bargain Hunt (R) 14:00 BBC News at One; Weather 14:30 BBC Regional News and Weather 14:45 Father Brown (N) 15:40 On Angel Wings (R) 16:10 Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) 18:15 Pointless (R) 19:00 BBC News at Six; Weather 19:30 BBC Regional News Programmes 20:00 Strictly Len Goodman 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
00:05 Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (2013) 01:30 The Big Life Fix with Simon Reeve (R) 02:30 The Apprentice (R) 03:30 The Apprentice: You're Fired (R) 04:30 Who Do You Think You Are? (R) 05:30 This Is BBC Two 06:45 Christmas City (R) 07:30 Bargain Hunt (R) 08:15 Fern Britton Meets (R) 09:15 The Prince and Me (2004) 11:00 Robot Wars (R) 12:00 Money for Nothing 13:00 Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993) 14:45 Rick Stein's Cornish Christmas (R) 15:15 This Farming Life (R) 16:15 World's Sneakiest Animals (R) 17:15 Full Steam Ahead (R) 18:15 Porridge (R) 19:00 Inside the Factory (R) 20:00 Christmas University Challenge 20:30 Wild Tales from the Village 21:30 Saving Mr Banks (2013) 23:30 Mock the Week (R)
00:00 A League of Their Own 01:00 Don't Tell the Bride 02:00 Duck Quacks Don't Echo 03:00 Most Shocking 04:00 Most Daring 05:00 Monkey Life 06:00 David Attenborough's Galapagos 07:00 Sinbad 08:00 The Flash 10:00 Futurama 11:00 Modern Family 13:00 Futurama 14:00 Andre Rieu: Home for Christmas 16:30 Moana: Special 17:00 The Simpsons 17:30 Modern Family 19:30 The Simpsons 21:00 Modern Family 22:00 Stella 23:30 Trollied
00:00 The Search for the Lost Manuscript: Julian of Norwich 01:00 Natural World 02:00 Timeshift 03:00 Danielle de Niese: The Birth of an Opera 04:00
Dynasty and Dream 05:00 Close 20:00 Top of the Pops: 1982 20:30 Top of the Pops: 1982 21:00 Darcey Bussell: My Life on the BBC 22:00 The Old Grey Whistle Test 23:30 Joy of Abba
lation of Smaug (2013)
00:05 Gogglebox (R) 01:10 Father Ted (R) 03:05 The Simpsons (R) 03:55 Four Rooms (R) 04:50 The Restoration Man (R) 05:45 Supershoppers (R) 06:15 Location, Location, Location (R) 07:10 Everybody Loves Raymond (R) 08:00 Frasier (R) 08:55 The Big Bang Theory (R) 10:15 The Simpsons (R) 10:45 The Simpsons (R) 11:15 Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back (2010) 12:50 Kirstie's Handmade Christmas 13:10 Miracle on 34th Street (1947) 15:10 Countdown 16:00 Coast vs Country 17:00 Deal or No Deal 18:00 Four in a Bed (R) 18:30 Come Dine with Me (R) 19:00 The Simpsons (R) 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 Channel 4 News 21:00 Food Unwrapped 22:00 The Last Leg 23:00 The Windsors
00:05 The Graham Norton Story (R) 01:25 SuperCasino 04:10 Make You Laugh Out Loud (R) 05:00 Tattoo Disasters UK (R) 05:25 Caught on Camera (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) 07:55 Little Princess (R) 08:05 Pip Ahoy! (R) 08:20 Milkshake! Festive Fun 08:25 Thomas & Friends (R) 08:35 Noddy 08:45 Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom (R) 09:00 Wissper (R) 09:10 Peppa Pig (R) 09:30 Paw Patrol (R) 09:45 Toot the Tiny Tugboat 10:05 Toby's Travelling Circus 10:15 SpongeBob SquarePants 10:50 World's Strongest Man 2016 (R) 11:45 Christmas Cookies 13:25 Snow Queen (2012) 15:00 Jack and the Beanstalk 16:45 Five Children and It 18:25 A Christmas Star (2015) 19:55 5 News 20:00 World's Strongest Man 2016 21:00 Christmas with the Double Acts (R) 22:00 The Morecambe and Wise Story: Look Back in Laughter 23:35 Morecambe & Wise Live! 1973 (R)
00:05 Family Guy 01:30 American Dad! 02:30 Celebrity Juice 03:25 Wild Child (2008) 05:05 Scorpion 05:50 Planet's Funniest Animals 06:15 You've Been Framed! 06:40 ITV2 Nightscreen 07:00 You've Been Framed! 07:25 The Ellen DeGeneres 08:05 The Cube 09:00 Emmerdale 10:00 You've Been Framed! 10:30 Ninja Warrior UK 11:30 Beethoven's Christmas Adventure (2011) 13:25 Emmerdale 14:20 You've Been Framed! 14:50 All Star Family Fortunes 15:50 Take Me Out 17:00 Snow Dogs (2002) 19:05 You've Been Framed! 20:05 Uncle Buck (1989) 22:00 Casino Royale (2006)
01:00 Inspector Morse 03:05 Clash of the Santas 04:45 A Touch of Frost 06:25 You're Only Young Twice 06:50 ITV3 Nightscreen 07:00 You're Only Young Twice 07:25 The Four Musketeers (1974) 09:35 Bertie and Elizabeth 11:35 Agatha Christie's Marple 15:35 A Christmas Carol 17:10 Carry On Camping (1969) 19:00 Long Lost Family 20:00 Agatha Christie's Marple 22:00 Murder on the Home Front 23:00 Murder on the Home Front
00:25 Bundesliga Football Highlights 01:30 Ronaldo (2015) 03:20 1966: A Nation Remembers 04:10 ITV4 Nightscreen 04:20 Quincy ME 05:15 The Wine Show 06:10 The Motorbike Show 07:00 The Wine Show 07:55 Goodwood Festival of Speed 08:45 Quincy ME 09:45 Ironside 10:50 The Professionals 11:55 Goodwood Revival 12:55 Cash Cowboys 13:55 Pawn Stars 14:25 Pawn Stars 14:50 Minder 15:50 Quincy ME 16:55 Ironside 18:00 British Superbike Championship 20:00 Pawn Stars 21:00 River Monsters 22:00 Benidorm 23:00 Inside Man (2006)
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 Dickinson's Real Deal 16:59 ITV London Weather 17:00 Tipping Point (R) 18:00 The Chase (R) 19:00 ITV News London 19:30 ITV Evening News 20:00 Emmerdale 20:30 Coronation Street 21:00 The Hobbit: The Deso-
THE BIG CROSSWORD
Across 1 It’s Not Unusual, in 1965, was which singer’s first British number one hit single? (3,5) 7 What name is given to a broad white stripe running the length of a horse’s face? (5) 8 In which 2000 Ridley Scott film did Russell Crowe star as Maximus? (9) 9 Chickadee is the North American term for which small songbird? (3) 10 What nickname is shared by Derby County FC and the American football team based in St Louis? (4) 11 What was the Roman name for the Isle of Wight? (6) 13 See 22 14 What name is given to a hot spring in which water intermittently boils, sending a tall column of water and steam into the air? (6) 17 What title is given to a person who manages the financial affairs of a college or school? (6) 18 What is the name of the French military cap with a horizontal peak? (4) 20 What name is often applied to a pilot who has shot down many enemy aircraft? (3) 22/13 What was the name of the French revolutionary who assassinated Jean-Paul Marat in his bath in 1793? (9,6) 23 How many times have Nottingham Forest won the European Cup (now known as the
UEFA Champions League)? (5) 24 Which large expanse of water is linked to Lake Huron by the Detroit River and to Lake Ontario by the Welland Ship Canal and the Niagara River, which is its only natural outlet? (4,4)
Down 1 The name of which large cat can precede snake, shark and beetle? (5) 2 By what name is Burma now known? (7)
the crossword grid FILL-IT-IN Complete by using the given words: 3 letter words Ace Aim Ale And Awe Ear Era Err Koi Moi Net Oct Pam See Tea Tis 4 letter words Afar Alba Amah Aves Bass Bola Clad Dodo Edge Ewer Held Ides Imps Iota Isms Lass Lose Mute Nail Near Nerd Noel Noes Noir Ogre
Oven Rand Rasp Sari She's Sled Slit Soap Span Tong Tows 5 letter words Aloof Attic Emeer False Gloat Havoc Mooli Mould Patio Peter Ranch Salsa Shews Stone Stove Tesla Tooth Trees 6 letter words Batter Slinks 9 letter words Criterion Simulcast 10 letter words Diminuendo Interstate 11 letter words Ostentation Spendthrift
3 According to Scandinavian mythology, who was the supreme god and creator, god of victory and the dead? (4) 4 In Britain, what name is given to a dish served between the fish and meat courses at a formal dinner?
(6) 5 Boy From New York City, Daddy Cool and Duke of Earl were all British top 10 hit singles for which ‘doo-wop’ group? (5) 6 In Greek mythology which creature had the head, arms, and torso of a man and the body and legs of a horse? (7) 7 What was the surname of the composer of the operas Peter Grimes (1945), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1960) and Death in Venice (1973)? (7) 12 What name is given to ‘a sudden and unaccountable change of mood or behaviour’? (7) 13 What is the name of the famous dry red Italian wine produced in Tuscany? (7) 15 Siwash and Cowichan are both Canadian types of which knitted garment worn on the upper body? (7) 16 Which tropical fruit shaped like an elongated melon, with edible orange flesh and small black seeds is also called a papaw? (6) 17 Porto Novo is the capital of which West African country? (5) 19 What was the first name of the comedy actress Ms Handl, who starred in over 100 films including Carry On Constable and Carry On Nurse? (5) 21 Which river of central Europe, flows 1,159 km (720 miles) from the Czech Republic through Dresden, Magdeburg, and Hamburg to the North Sea? (4)
The Big Crossword Answers
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. Traci had the shiraz.. 2. Willie didn't have the riesling.. 3. The diner who ordered the beef stir-fry was either the person who
Cryptic Across 1 Able Scot’s tricky hurdle (8) 7 Shiver when she drinks a cocktail (5) 8 Dead inmate Ian is hidden (9) 9 Yank a vessel (3) 10 The girl who’s crazy about one? (4) 11 Irritating plant unsettles us and son having left (6) 13 And little Sally put her foot in it (6) 14 Begins again concerning those tidings (6) 17 Good person a short time in charge, not dynamic (6) 18 Even a drone has a right to an ale (4) 20 The network contains more than one (3) 22 Move round behind old stove (9) 23 Inexperienced getting one in a church area (5) 24 Asks advice from diplomats around
Tuesday (8) Down 1 Work I and you mark as a drug (5) 2 Class Australian sheep farm (7) 3 Part of the BurmaSiam landmass (4) 4 Editorial chief? (6) 5 Hates wrong speed (5) 6 The result of US Eagle’s associations (7) 7 Boiled the seed in error (7) 12 Black bra came undone (7) 13 Session with a painter when it’s time for everyone to eat (7) 15 Timeless characteristic of white tern altered (7) 16 Star sign about a fierce woman (6) 17 A boom in unusual icons (5) 19 The right fish and the means to catch them (5) 21 Weapons held by Neil Armstrong (4)
Standard Across 1 Obstruction (8) 7 Tremble (5) 8 Lifeless (9) 9 Pull hard (3) 10 Servant (4) 11 Stinging plant (6) 13 Light shoe (6) 14 Renovates (6) 17 Motionless (6) 18 Ale (4) 20 Pair (3) 22 Change the position of (9) 23 Unsophisticated (5) 24 Looks up (8)
Down 1 Addictive narcotic (5) 2 Television channel (7) 3 Largest continent (4) 4 Head (6) 5 Hurry (5) 6 Associations (7) 7 Raged (7) 12 Gruesome (7) 13 Perching (7) 15 Endless (7) 16 Bad-tempered woman (6) 17 Relating to sound (5) 19 Spins (5) 21 Weapons (4)
paid $24.99 or Traci.. 4. The diner who ordered the lobster tail didn't have the port.. 5. Priscilla ordered the lobster tail.. 6. Of the person who paid $28.99 and the person who paid $24.99, one was Yolanda and the other ordered the sea bass.. 7. April was either the diner who ordered the osso bucco or the person who paid $26.99.. 8. April paid 1 dollar more than the one who had the merlot.. 9. Willie didn't order the sea bass.. 10. Neither April nor the person who paid $27.99 was the diner who ordered the red snapper.. 11. The person who paid $27.99 didn't have the riesling..
Solution for Logic Puzzle
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Clubs & Associations Running a Club, Association or Charity Event? Let us know - email firstname.lastname@example.org Sat 17 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- Duplex Espacio 9:00pm Live Entertainment Night - PALS La Siesta Sun 18 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 Royal Air Forces Association in Torrevieja Social Club at San Miguel. 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 19 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 20 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 6:00pm Torrevieja Digital Camera Club - Casa Ventura San Luis 6:00pm PALS Washington Square La Siesta TORREVIEJA CAMERA CLUB 6:00pm PALS La Siesta Torrevieja Camera Club 7:00pm Badminton Club Teulada - Calle Benopia 2, 03724 Moraira 7:30pm Modern Jive Club - La Acena Gym, Puerto de Mazarron 8:00pm Games Night - PALS La Siesta 8:30pm Friends and Buddies - Los Galayos, Puerto de Mazarron Tel: 968 163 758 8:30pm The English Folk Music Club - Matrix Madhouse La Fuente Wed 21 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 Cntre Blue Lagoon 2:00pm The Golden Girls - The Emerald Isle, La Florida 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 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 22 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 Rest 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 Villamartin 6:00pm Gandia Area Social Club (GASC) - Viva Espana, Oliva 7:00pm English Film Showing - Pilar De Horadada Neighbours Assoc - Duplex Espacio 7:00pm Bingo - PALS La Siesta 7:30pm Lions Club Javea, Denia and Pedreguer - Hotel El Rodat in Javea 8:00pm Costa Barber Singers - Recibar La Torre, Benissa. 8:00pm Royal Air Forces Association in Torrevieja Social â€“ Tel: 966 798 071 for venue Fri 23 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 French & Breton Folk Dance - The Matrix Madhouse, urb. Pueblo Principe 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, 03724 Moraira 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 email@example.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 8.00pmDrivers 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 DART 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
Torrevieja's Weekend Diary:
Lots of music, dance and other activities to enjoy and keep you busy over the weekend.
Saturday December 17 17.00h : Family gymkhana, Association "“Hechos 29 / Acts 29". An evening of fun and games, especially for the little ones in the main town square in front of the Inmaculada Church and pedestrian streets 18.00 to 21.00 h .: Opening Day Festivities: " “Raíces/Roots". C /. Musical Union Torrevieja, 21 19.00 h : XXXVII Fiestas del Casino.. As part of their winter season, the Casino is offering a Concert Choral Mass Jose Hodar. Free entry until the seats are filled. 20.00 h .: Christmas Concert. Soul Music Dance. Palacio de la Música/Music Palace. Free entry until seats are filled 21,00 h .: Violin Concerto "Ara Malikian". International Auditorium. 10€ to 25€. A wonderful opportunity to enjoy the Torrevieja Symphony Orchestra in this special concert this evening in the superb International Auditorium. Tickets available at the Auditorium window from about an hour before the show, if not earlier. Sunday 18 10,30 h and 17.00 h .: On Sunday at 10:30am there will be a TCF Carol Service followed by mince pies and that evening at 5:00pm: ‘Songs for Christmas’ on stage at Zenia Boulevard. Looking ahead, their Christmas Day Service is at 10:30am. They do not have a service on New Years Day. 10.00 to 14.00 h .: Rutas Eco Turísticas.Routes Eco Tourism. Our woods are called salt marshes and if you'd like to discover more about them, put on your walking boots, dress for the weather and head over to the Natural Park of the Laguna de La Mata for this free tour, which will be given in Spanish. 19.00 h .: Concierto de Navidad de la Unión Musical Torrevejense: Christmas Concert of the Union Musical Torrevieja. International Auditorium. 5€. Another opportunity to enjoy the award winning UMT band as they perform their fun, Christmas Concert in the International Auditorium. Tickets available at the Auditorum window as space permits.
29,00 h .: "The Phantom of the Opera" benefit of AFA Torrevieja (Alzheimer's), with Derek Francis and Friends. Palacio de la Música/Music Palace. 7€. Local Tenor Derek Francis returns to the Palacio de la Música on Sunday to perform renditions from the "The Phantom of the Opera", other light opera and Christmas music, accompanied by a few friends on stage. Tickets available at the entrance until full. Another fun and unusual event for kids of all ages is the Torrellano Miniature Steam Train. It is run by the friends of the railways association and so is normally only open on Saturdays between 4.00pm and 8.00pm with Miniature Train Rides during February and March on the 2nd Sunday from 10:30am to 1:30pm. Every month the Friends of the Railways Association host a miniature train event at the railway museum in Torrellano. Donations of 1.50€ per visit are requested.
For more updated news about local artists and events that are happening all around the Costa Blanca, check out a new Facebook page called 'Artists Direct Spain' which is constantly updated to find out the latest news and whereabouts of your favourite local artists and updated news on events as they happen. Exponadal, Exhibition of children's and youth entertainment returns to the IFA in Alicante. From the 23rd to 31st December 2016 the kids fun fair returns to Alicante's exhibition centre. It's open 11.00 to 21.00 and lots of discounts on tickets are available by visiting their website: http://feriaalicante.com. Activities include Circus, exhibition, inflatable attractions, crafts, bebeteca, family gymkanas, consoles, sports, storytelling, magic, face painting, puppets, mailbox of the Magi, giant Scalextric, tombola, fishing for ducks, food, gifts, games ... Cavalcade of the Magi, costume parades, etc. There's Parking for 3,000 vehicles, picnic area, restaurant and cafeteria, Looking for something a little different or maybe a unique gift idea then look no further than Casa La Pedrera, their Tea Garden and Craft Shop. You might even purchase a voucher for a costa blanca quad tours or outdoor activities: Open all year round but activities must be booked in advance. They are open over Christmas and the New Year daily from 12.00 noon to 4.00pm. Although the house has been closed since the 18 November you should know the tea garden and craft shop will be open daily from 12.00pm to 4.00pm daily from December 18 to Friday 8th January for tea and cake and you will also be able to sit inside the house, that's been beautifully decorated for Christmas and grab a Christmas gift from the craft shop. And don't forget that after New Year, the Spanish move into 'their' gift buying frenzy as they prepare for the arrival of Magic Kings, which is celebrated on the night of January 5th, with many towns and villages all having parades, with one of the largest being in Torrevieja, which usually starts at around 5.30pm with the arrival of the Kings by boat into Torrevieja's harbour. Just seven more shopping days until Christmas... Can you believe it?
Trio of Futuristic Cars Arrive for Holiday Window Display on Park Avenue Should you happen to be going to or be in New York City, for Six Days Only - December 14 - 19, 2016, at 432 Park Avenue, there is a very special little car display. Questions of the future are in everyone's mind. What's the future of cars, and our mobility? "The Future of Automobility" holiday window display was unveiled this week at 432 Park Avenue. The display is curated by Stanford University Professor Michael Shanks of the Center for Design Research and the Historic Vehicle Association. On display are the: Shell Concept Car (2016) From today one of the world's most efficient internal combustion cars. Spearheaded by Shell, the project challenged the limits of current technology. Together, Gordon Murray Design, Geo Technology and Shell created a compact and nimble city car with reduced weight and friction that achieves 89 mpg. This is its first New York appearance. The 1956 Firebird II concept car was one of the industry's first vehicle concepts that explored automated driving. The concept had an electronic brain that connected to a future highway called the Safety Autoway, which was equipped with metallic
conductor embedded in the roadway. The conductor would allow the car to drive in automated mode. And the 1896 Benton Harbor. GM Firebird II (1956) From sixty years ago — at the New York Motorama show in 1956, General Motors unveiled a dazzling vision of the future — a gas turbine
family car with autonomous driving features guided by maps and a communication system displayed through television screens on the dashboard. Benton Harbor (1896) From one-hundred twenty years ago — this is the very first automobile built in Michigan. Fifteen years later, Detroit was the automotive capital of the world. This wasn't evolution — it was revolution. It was disruptive technology that changed virtually every aspect of American life.
Disruption! New York City went from horses to horseless in less than fifteen years. Disruption in automobility is again on the agenda. Will we be safer with driverless cars as first envisioned sixty years ago? Will we love cars with less weight and less room that use far less energy? How will companies collaborate to realize the power of less? These are some of the questions to contemplate as we face dramatic changes in The Future of Automobility. The Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) is dedicated to preserving and sharing America's automotive heritage. In 2014, the HVA established the National Historic Vehicle Register and partnered with the U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Heritage Documentation Programs and Library of Congress to document historically significant automobiles in America's past. The HVA is supported by over 400,000 individual historic vehicle owners, key stakeholders and corporations such as Hagerty and American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers, as well as numerous individual benefactors. Please visit: historicvehicle.org The window display was created in association with General Motors, Antique Automobile Club of America Museum (Hershey, Penna.), The NB Center for American Automotive Heritage (Allentown, Penna.) and Macklowe Properties with support from Shell..
7 Days To Save Your Life When you meet the owners of Inside Out Spain it is difficult to believe that only recently they were suffering from the effects of ill health, addiction and depression. Nestled among the Bernia Mountains in the Lliber Region of the Costa Blanca, the resort provides the resources and support for anyone who wants to get their life on track. Looking at the stunning accommodation, breathtaking views and fabulous facilities it would be easy to think that they have found a great, pleasurable lifestyle - and that any talk of their stressful life is only what the rest of us "mere mortals" suffer on a daily basis. Gareth Stubbs and Jeroen Coenen have taken stress to the extreme: two heart attacks, ruptured ulcers, alcohol and drug issues, attempted suicide, bipolar disorder, broken relationships and marriages, diabetes, blood pressure problems and absolutely no life balance at all were the tip of the iceberg. But that was then and this is now. Gareth and Jeroen have both struggled with a life that challenged them on many levels - to the point that they lost much of what they had
nutshell, the Inside Out Living philosophy is about real-life healthy living." around them. Not what you'd expect from two young men who have developed a passion for helping people to live healthy lives. Not just in terms of how they look, but also how they feel and think. Inside Out Spain isn't a health spa you go to for a quick fix and a nice break away from everything - although judging by the many testimonials on TripAdvisor, these things do happen. It's more like a 7-day experience that creates a new journey for the rest of your life. Gareth said: "If you had said to us five years ago that we would each find a friend who had such similar dreams, and together find the courage to make one of our biggest dreams a reality, we probably would have laughed at you. And if you had looked into our separate lives over a decade ago, opening a health resort probably would have been laughed at because the stresses and strains of everyday life were what ruled every decision we made." What the two of them are doing now is what they truly love - working closely with
people to manage stress, return balance to their lives and radically improve their health and well-being. The results speak for themselves. Testimonials state great changes for many of the visitors, with one regular visitor losing four stone in less than a year and completely changing his life - and health. The programme doesn't just involve juices and exercise, although that in itself provides an initial three-day detox. There are five different approaches to the week, each complementing the other, so that guests take home knowledge and a new way of thinking. Gareth said: "We see it as having seven days to save someone's life. They learn what scares them, what excites them and how to face up to the glass ceiling that is preventing them from being who they want to be." Jeroen said: "We have created a place to understand the power of possibility, stretch your limits and finally understand what it truly means to supercharge your life. It is a space where you can retreat from all the stress and distraction of the daily routine of life, get away from it all and find your home away from home." If there is one thing that they are passionate about at Inside Out Spain, then it is life, which for some people may seem like a vast word that conjures up all sorts of images. For them, the Inside Out Living Experience is about embracing what life is truly about - whatever that might mean for you. Gareth said: "It is about breaking free from the excuses and labels that restrict us, hold us back and keep us stuck in that vicious cycle of never-ending dieting, weight-loss battles, stressful living and self-sabotaging bad habits. In a
But unlike specific weight-loss retreats, which Gareth and Jeroen are keen to point out is not their specific focus but more of a side effect, the philosophy is not about extremes and radical changes to your lifestyle. "We choose to follow our own version of healthy, balanced living, one that might offend and upset people because it goes against some beliefs; one that tests the myths and breaks through the barriers, showing people how simple and fun healthy, balanced living can really be - when we give ourselves the permission.' This means the resort is not vegan or vegetarian, raw foodies or juice fanatics. Neither are they exercise junkies or yogis who meditate all day. "We enjoy chocolate and wine, meat and potatoes, snacks and sneaky treats, lazy duvet days on the couch and even days where we can't be bothered to do anything. We have excellent days, good days and days where nothing appears to work, no matter how hard we try. We know that life is for living and that if we want results, we need to take responsibility, create strategies and go for them. Basically, we're regular people who do regular things and live a healthy life." So it seems that joining the family at Inside Out Spain will find you educating yourself, finding your personal "Balance Factor" and releasing it into your life so that it becomes a far more satisfying experience - far beyond the week or so you might spend at the gloriously relaxing and stunningly positioned Spanish resort. It's a life change that may also help you get into those smaller clothes; something to think about after you've enjoyed all those Christmas goodies.
Affected By The Volkswagen’s 'Dieselgate'?
Find Out What Can You Claim From Them petition, we request that you are compensated for the full depreciation of the value of the vehicle (with the scandal, the value of your vehicle has dropped and this has an economical value), the effective repair cost of the vehicle to eliminate the causes of producing contaminates. This involves all the costs needed for this, not only the ones involved from the mechanic but also any additional ones as if there is a need for your car to be homologate and to pass the ITV again and for the time that you cannot use the car plus your need to use a replacement vehicle. In some cases the total repair is not possible, and the car suffers a loss of power: this is the object of the petition as it can be translated into an economic compensation. If your car has already been repaired by Volkswagen, it will be hard to start legal actions, so we do not recommend doing so if you are deciding going to court.
By Andreu & Alenda Lawyers On September 18th 2015 one of the biggest scandals in the car industry erupted in the worldwide news. The American Environmental Protection Agency certified that Volkswagen cheated on their emissions tests with nearly half a million TDI diesel cars. The American E.P.A declared they found that the TDI cars contained “a sophisticated software algorithm”, which detected when the car was being tested for emissions. When a car was being tested, the software drastically reduced the emissions as compared to normal driving, indicating to testers that the car passed the levels required. The origin of this came about in order for VW to meet tougher emissions standards regulations that went into effect in 2008. It started with most automakers supplying their diesel cars with tanks of an urea-based solution (often referred to as “AdBlue”) that cuts down on nitrogen oxide emissions to protect the environment. The reason that Volkswagen included this software in their cars instead of using the urea solution and its machinery, was to keep the cost of its diesel cars lower, as diesel cars tend to be more expensive than gasoline simply for the extra hardware it takes to make them run cleanly. Experts say that it’s possible that restricting emissions in a way that complied with the law would have reduced the power and fuel economy that the TDI engines are known for. This decision gave them a direct benefit translated into more sales and higher market share, as well as a better competitive position in respect to other brands. But at the same time Volkswagen violated its "good faith duties" and attacked "consumer confidence" by producing deception and violating environmental protection laws. This is the origin of the largest settlement ever for an auto maker in the USA: a $15-billion deal for customers compensation, plus more than $17-billion to cover the costs of the ordeal and an unspecified amount for further penalties, civil and criminal actions. The final reckoning for Volkswagen is likely to cost the company billions more.
What cars are affected by this? The cars are 2009 to 2015 TDI Volkswagen Golf, Jetta, Beetle and Audi A3s, and the 2014 to 2015 Passat. All are powered by the company’s 2.0-litre turbodiesel four-cylinder engines. You can check if your car is affected in these links: http://info.volkswagen.com/es/es/home.html?t ab=check-own-car http://microsites.audi.com/servicecampaigns/e s-es/index.html http://www.seat.es/posventa/motoresdiesel/verifica-tu-coche.html http://skoda-recallactions.skoda-auto.com/eses?s=W&cd=0 Or simply by following these links on the website: www.andreualenda.com. Can I be compensated if I own one of those cars? Yes, consumers that bought a car from Volkswagen, Skoda, Seat or Audi, deserve to be compensated for the fraud committed, the depreciation of value of the vehicle and all the costs involved repairing the car. According to the Spanish Law there are different legal actions that can be filed in court. For such a
The first civil conviction against the automobile company issued in Spain, ordered VW to compensate the buyer of one of those cars 5,006€. The judgement states that Volkswagen deceived the authorities responsible for controlling those emissions and the consumers themselves. "It does not seem reasonable that a brand of the prestige of Volkswagen considers it acceptable to carry out such deceptive practices as something peculiar to its business activity," maintained the judge in his sentence. In order to quantify for the compensation of 5,006€, the magistrate took into account that fraud "is a mass action that affects a general consumer, which implies a deception of the control authorities, which entails the violation of basic rules of regulation of the sector [the previous homologation], and affecting the general good, as it is the environment". The final sum corresponds to 10% of the purchase price of the applicant's vehicle, an Audi Q5 Ambiente Quattro 177 CV STronic, valued at 50,065€. Andreu & Alenda Lawyers is taking action to protect and claim the damages caused to consumers. If you are in this situation and you think you deserve to be compensated, do not hesitate to contact us at our office in C/. Caballero de Rodas, nº 27, 2º C, Torrevieja. Phone 966 927 799 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Costa Blanca Clubs And Associations AGE CONCERN Age Concern Costa Blanca Sur was formed in March 1998 and our geographical area covers from Gran Alicant to Murcia and inland to the mountains. Our aim is to promote the well being of all older people and help make life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience. Visit us at the Centre in Torrevieja or one of our Outreach Centres for free advice, information and to discuss matters in confidence. The Main Drop In Centre – Torrevieja, Age Concern Costa Blanca Sur, C/Paganini s/n, Urb. La Siesta, 03184 Torrevieja, Tel/Fax: (34) 966 786 887, E-mail: email@example.com. The centre is open 10.00am to 1.30pm Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays and the month of August. Closure over Easter and Christmas will be advertised. CLUB DEPORTIVO TORREVIEJA Torrevieja's Third Division Football Club. Foundation date: 1993. Offices and Shop: Avda. Monge y Bielsa, s/n 03183 Torrevieja (Alicante) Phone: 629 55 08 56 (Jose Antonio Alvarez) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.clubdeportivotorrevieja.com President: Vicente Boix Mora,
Stadium: Nelson Mandela, Matchday; Sunday (5pm or 6pm). Twitter @CDTorrevieja. More information: Jeff Scott, Vice President CD Torrevieja. +34 966 180 609, +34 610 134 068. NEW CARDENAL BELLUGA THEATRE GROUP. The New Cardenal Belluga Theatre Group.established over 7 years but two years ago we decided to revise the group to a better formation due to many existing committee members leaving the group on age problems.Last year we produced our first show as the new group and this was a complete success. Our show took place at the Cardenal Belluga Theatre on Thursday 20th of October and Friday 21st October, along with the dance group TOTALLY DANCE. We donated 1,500€ to The Musical band of San Fulgencio and 500€ to the underprivileged children of San Fulencio's school to provide books for their library . We are still looking for members and especially technical personnel for the above positions. Contact Thomas Ford: email@example.com. PHOENIX CONCERT BAND. The band was originally formed 1996 then named “ The Alpengold
Show Band”. Later changed the name to “ The Phoenix Concert Band.” We play a wide variety of music, from songs from the musicals, marches, ballads, sing-a-Long, Novelty pieces, Carols and Hymns for special occasions. Many of our concerts are performed for Local Charity Associations. There are always vacancies for musicians in all sections of the band, these vacancies need to be filled BY YOU. Come along and have a chat with us. We rehearse in San Miguel every Tuesday from 2.00pm – 4.00pm. Contacts are: Derek Henderson. MD. Tel : 96.676.0663. Email : firstname.lastname@example.org. Pat Shepley. (Sec). Tel : 646.031.584. Email: email@example.com. SAMARITANS IN SPAIN If you have something on your mind give us a call. Talk to us any time you like, in complete confidence.You don't have to be suicidal to get in touch. You Talk, We Listen. We operate a 24 hour confidential telephone support line on: FREEPHONE: 900 525 100 or you can email us on : firstname.lastname@example.org. STUDIO 17 Studio 17 life drawing group in Rojales is still running and is now in its 9th year and meets every Friday in the studio of Martin Robinson in Rojales and is open to all. Employing a different model each week from all round the world, artists have the chance to experiment and improve their art and their self confidence in a relaxed, informal and friendly atmosphere with help and guidance available as required. Artists of all levels are welcome to join the group from absolute beginner to professional artists. There is a website: http://www.martinenterprises.eu/STUDIO17/ and a Facebook page: studio 17 art as well as a closed Facebook group for attending artists to share their work etc. The number of artists is limited by
studio size, so it is necessary to book in in advance by emailing Martin at: email@example.com - who will hire a bigger venue if required, Martin the artist in Rojales (+34) 965 724 927. TAABS Torrevieja Amateur Association of Balladeer Singers was formed some 15 years ago, under the musical Direction of some wonderful people, with the purpose of helping to raise money for any charity. In 2009 TAABS received the accolade of ‘The CoastRider Pride of Spain’ Fund Raiser of the year. Today TAABS is still performing to help raise much needed funds and basically we love to sing at the request of any charity, i.e. for the sick, the needy, or Animal Societies, who procure a venue, and maybe have sold tickets for fetes, fiestas, markets or fun runs, currently we sing 60/70’s style music, in the past themed events such as old time musical etc. We practice weekly at the Asturias Punta Prima. Currently we have all new members, and are managing without a musical director, we would therefore welcome the input of an experienced willing person in this field, we would also welcome more male singers. The new singers are especially looking forward to the next years Spring, Summer and Autumn Events Please contact Marion on 638 266 432 or Carol 688 215 049 to book us for your charity event or for more information. TORREVIEJA CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Torrevieja Christian Fellowship (TCF) is an English speaking, lively church, located at Avenida de las Cortes Valencianas, 68, Torrevieja 03183. Residents and holiday makers are welcome to attend our services with communion and "kids church" each Sunday at 10.30am.We have a Fellowship Meeting (Bible Study) each Wednesday at 6.00pm. For further information see our website www.tcf-spain.org or tel: 966 700 391.
The Only Production Car Banned For Being Too Fast By Nigel Owen The Capri Perana was produced by Basil Green Motors of Johannesburg South Africa torun the 302 Ford Windsor V8 engine, and became South Africa’s fastest locally produced car eclipsing more exotic rivals. Developed by Basil Green, the car won the South African championship three times under the name Z181 before being banned perhaps due to the car winning every race it entered that year with one solitary exception. The name Perana was a deliberate misspelling of the word Piranha describing the ferocious fish found in South America, the model was the only Capri ever fitted with a big V8 that was officially sanctioned by Ford.
The Perana was manufactured between 1970 and 1972, during this period between 500 and 550 examples were produced the precise figure is unknown as no records exist to confirm production figures. Ford and Green had originally planned for 800 vehicles to be produced but this never materialised, at launch the car cost around £2200. Development of the vehicle was undertaken by Basil Green motors who worked closely of Ford of South Africa. Production was split across two sites, the Capri – minus engine and gearbox was manufactured at Ford’s facility in Port Elizabeth, and the rolling chassis’s were transported to Basil Green Motors in Johannesburg for completion. The car was an official Ford sanctioned product and was sold through the Ford dealership network in South Africa; the car even retained its Ford manufacturer’s warranty. The car was based upon the Mk 1 Ford Capri 3000 XL albeit with a strengthened shell, Basil Green installed a V8 engine from the Mustang along with a four speed close ratio top loader manual gearbox. Optionally the car could be fitted with a Ford C4 3 speed automatic gearbox. Power was delivered to the rear wheels through a Borg Warner Limited Slip Differential that was taken from the Ford Falcon with slight modifications.
The Perana was fitted with a Ford 302 Windsor 90 Degree V8 with a bore and stroke of 101.6mm x 76.2mm giving rise to a 4,949cc displacement with a compression ratio of 9.3:1. The power plant was fitted with a high lift Motorsport camshaft with solid lifters, fuel was fed to the engine through a four barrel Holley 460 CFM Carburettor. A large capacity radiator and unique exhaust system, both built to Basil Green’s exacting specification completed the setup. In this guise the unit produced 281 bhp @ 5,800 rpm and 300 lb/ft of torque @ 3,500 rpm – a colossal improvement over the three litre Essex powered Capri’s. Fuel economy, whilst not at Mini levels of frugality was certainly very good considering the units output potential and matched very closely those achieved by the Capri 3.0.
The front Macpherson struts were completely rebuilt with modified valves and stronger spring rates, the suspension being lowered by 1.5” and made stiffer to compensate for the extra weight. The brakes remained standard but had up-rated friction material (expensive Ferodo DS11 pads being fitted) with front discs and rear drums. It was not possible to retain the standard setup for the rack and pinion steering system due to the position of the larger V8 sump. To resolve the problem the Perana was fitted with an inverted left hand drive rack that was mounted on the back of a modified front cross member, the front struts were swapped from side to side to relocate the steering arms. The drive shafts for the Perana were custom produced
in Australia and imported to exacting Basil Green specifications. The Perana was only available in two colours in Peri Peri Red or Bright Yellow, a few cars did slip out of the factory in other colours including Gold and Mustard yellow. Visually the cars were distinguished from the 3000XL through the lowered ride height and twin black stripes running alongside the bonnet and along up the side of the rear windows – all Perana Capri’s had a matte black boot lid finish. The car retained the XL badges on the front wings but had a discreet V8 badge on the bootlid and bonnet. The appearance was enhanced through the fitting of 5” x 13” Chrome Rostyle wheel fitted with 185/70 tyres. Many of the cars were fitted with a rear window louver although this was an optional extra the majority of cars left the factory with this fitted. The Capri Perana V8 could achieve 60 Mph from rest in 6.1 seconds, powering on to a top speed of 147 Mph such was the power of the engine it was found that at 150 km/h the car had a fifty percent reserve of power. The torque characteristics of the engine allowed the car to accelerate in top gear from 12 Mph all the way through to the vehicle's top speed (147 Mph).
The car was phased out in 1972 at the same time that Ford decided to discontinue the Mk1 Capri, during its short production run somewhere between 500 and 550 Perana Capri’s had been produced making this a very exclusive Capri. Various rare Team Gunston decal stickers can be found and bought via Racing-Heritage on eBay.
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PowerWallet Plus Introduces Innovative Technology Licensing Program agreement with PowerWallet Plus can now essentially own proven technology, allowing them to customize it to their heart’s content.
After celebrating the successful launch of its white-label personal financial management (PFM) platform earlier this year, the team behind PowerWallet Plus has now unveiled their new Technology Licensing Program. Under the innovative scheme, start-ups and established companies now have the opportunity to license the technology and have access to the source code behind the PowerWallet Plus PFM – an industry first. The FinTech revolution has taken the financial industry by storm – something that PowerWallet Plus is all too aware of. Their personal financial management platform, stressing the importance of corporate financial wellness, has been attracting clients from across the corporate world. From the insurance and mortgage industry, to benefit consulting companies to technology creators of CRM systems, everyone has been taking notice. After an overwhelmingly positive reaction to their PFM, PowerWallet Plus has undergone a careful rebranding process to incorporate technology licensing under the umbrella of their operations. “Over the past year as we’ve been
signing new clients for our out of the box, white label PFM, it became apparent that a select number of prospects had an interest in customizing our PFM,” said Cris Frankel, President of PowerWallet Plus. “This led us to the idea of creating our Technology Licensing Program.”
In a financial world now governed above all else by the application of technology, new and established companies have the chance to utilize a proven platform. The benefits from such a licensing agreement are clear – companies across the financial sector can avoid a lengthy and costly development process, starting one step ahead of the competition by using a successful PFM that is connected to over 14,000 financial institutions. Combined with unparalleled access to the technology’s source codes, PowerWallet Plus are yet again leading the way in the FinTech revolution.
Under their new scheme, a licensee has the opportunity to gain access to the source code of the PowerWallet Plus PFM, which allows one of the highest levels of customization on the marketplace. Any company who enters into a licensing
PowerWallet Plus is now offering new customers an opportunity to try its product for free. The free trial period of your license will last for thirty (30) days after your white label site has been launched. Following the trial period, the “key to the kingdom” will be unlocked and your full customizable application will be conveyed to you under your full licensing agreement. More info on the Web: www.powerwalletplus.com.
Apple Wireless Headphones Available Now
Apple announced this week that their new AirPods are available to order online now from Apple.com and will start delivering to customers and arriving at Apple Stores, Apple Authorized Resellers and select carriers next week, just in time for Christmas. AirPods introduce an effortless wireless listening experience packed with high-quality audio and long battery life. These magical wireless headphones use advanced technology to reinvent how we listen to music, make phone calls, enjoy TV shows and movies, play games and interact with Siri, providing a wireless audio experience not possible before. The effortless wireless listening experience provides high-quality audio and long battery life. With AirPods, setting up and using wireless headphones has never been easier. Just open the charging case near your iPhone and with a simple tap, AirPods are immediately set up
with all the devices signed into your iCloud account, including your Apple Watch, iPad and Mac. Advanced sensors detect when AirPods are in your ear and can automatically play and pause your music. Double tapping on AirPods activates Siri, allowing you to access your favourite personal assistant to select and control your music, get directions, make and receive calls or perform any other Siri task. This revolutionary experience is enabled by the new ultra-low power Apple W1 chip, which enables AirPods to deliver high-quality audio and industry-leading battery life in a completely wireless design. AirPods deliver up to five hours of listening time on one charge while the custom-designed charging case holds additional charges for an industry-leading total of more than 24 hours of listening time, ensuring AirPods are charged and ready to go whenever you are. Apple-Designed Wireless AirPods Including charging case are priced at 179.00€.
Mclaren Automotive Builds Its 10,000th Car By Keith Nicol This week McLaren Automotive celebrated the manufacture of its 10,000th car from the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, England. The 10,000th car, a McLaren 570S finished in Ceramic Grey paintwork from the McLaren Special Operations ‘Defined’ palette, rolled out of the Production Centre just over five years after the first car, a McLaren 12C, was completed. Commenting on the moment that the car left the Production Centre, McLaren Automotive Chief Executive Officer, Mike Flewitt, said: “The production of the 10,000th McLaren is a significant milestone in the short history of the company. The fact that it took us 42 months to build our 5,000th car and just 22 months to build the next 5,000 speaks volumes about the pace of development of the company. Much of that development is thanks to the introduction of the Sports Series family of cars and it’s therefore fitting that the 10,000th car is a McLaren 570S.” In early 2016, a second shift was introduced into the McLaren Production Centre to cater for the increased volume thanks to the introduction of the
Sports Series family, today comprising the 540C, 570S and 570GT. This took capacity at the Production Centre from 10 cars per day to 20 cars per day. 2016 also marked the announcement of the company’s third year of profitability in the first five years it has been producing cars – unprecedented in the automotive industry. McLaren is also on target to almost double its sales this year compared to 2015, from 1,654 cars last year to over 3,000 cars in 2016, of which over 90% will be exported. This volume increase is thanks, in large part, to the ramp up in production and success of the Sports Series models.
Like the McLaren Technology Centre, the McLaren Production Centre was designed by Foster + Partners and took 14 months to build, from breaking ground until the 18 July 2011 when the first car, a McLaren 12C, was approved for shipping. Since then, the McLaren Production Centre has been the only location where McLaren cars have been built, from the initial 12C and 12C Spider, through to the 650S and 675LT in the Super Series, as well as each of the 375 highlybespoke McLaren P1TM cars. Today, the McLaren Production Centre employs around 750 people out of a total of approximately 1,750 employed by McLaren Automotive. McLaren Automotive is a British manufacturer of luxury, high-performance sports and super cars, located at the McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) in Woking, Surrey. For the past 30 years, McLaren has pioneered the use of carbon fibre in vehicle production and since introducing a carbon chassis into racing and road cars with the 1981 McLaren MP4/1 and 1993 McLaren F1 respectively, McLaren has not built a car without a carbon fibre chassis. The 10,000th car will be retained by the company in its Heritage Collection. Visit cars.mclaren.com for more details.
Dynamic Road Sign Display Delivers The Latest Information In Real Time From Keith Nicol “Is there still a speed limit?” Probably every motorist has at some time asked this question either in the city or when driving on open roads and motorways. If you can’t get any indication either from passengers or other signs, you run the risk of falling foul of the rules.
In this case Volkswagen’s traffic sign recognition can be helpful. Within the limits of the system, you can check on the most important warning and prohibition signs along the route in real time. With Dynamic Road Sign Display, the driver has a
“companion” on board, which instead of an unhelpful shrug often has the right answer – because it constantly keeps its “eyes” open. It records the relevant road signs within the limits of the system with a camera, displaying them either in the multifunction display, the display of the radio and navigation system
and/or the head-up display, depending on the vehicle equipment. Speed limits, exit signs, ‘no overtaking’ signs and other signs – and of course the corresponding ‘end of...’ signs are displayed. The driver is provided with up to date information. To make sure that the information is as accurate as possible, the on-board computer compares three sources: traffic signs detected by the camera, information from the navigation device and current vehicle data. In some cases, even dirty or
damaged signs can be displayed correctly. In addition, the system calculates whether traffic signs are plausible, relevant and currently valid. The incorporation of the rain sensor is particularly smart. The rain sensor can perceive that the precipitation on the windscreen exceeds a certain amount, and speed limits applicable ‘when wet’ are automatically displayed. You can find out more at: www.volkswagen.co.uk/tech nology/driving/sign-assist
This week in History December 17 1903 Near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville and Wilbur Wright make the first successful flight in history of a self-propelled, heavier-than-air aircraft. 1948 The Smithsonian Institution accepts the Kitty Hawk – the Wright brothers’ plane. 1952 Yugoslavia breaks relations with the Vatican.
1965 Ending an election campaign marked by bitterness and violence, Ferdinand Marcos is declared president of the Philippines. 1981 Red Brigade terrorists kidnap Brigadier General James Dozier, the highest-ranking U.S. NATO officer in Italy. 1989 The Simpsons, television’s longest-running animated series, makes its US debut. 1989 Fernando Color de Mello becomes Brazil’s first democratically elected president in nearly 30 years. 1990 Jean-Bertrand Aristide wins Haiti’s first free election. 2010 Mohamed Bouazizi immolates himself, the catalyst for the Tunisian revolution and the subsequent Arab Spring. Born on December 17 1778 Humphrey Davy, English chemist who discovered the anesthetic effect of laughing gas. 1807 John Greenleaf Whittier, American poet, abolitionist, reformer and founder of the Liberal Party. 1929 William Safire, journalist and author.
1930 Bob Guccione, publisher; founder of Penthouse magazine. 1935 George Lindsey, comic actor best known for his role as Goober on The Andy Griffith Show. 1936 Pope Francis (born Jorge Mario Bergoglio in Buenos Aires, Argentina), named to the Papacy March 13, 2013. 1937 Art Neville, singer, musician; member of The Neville Brothers and The Meters. 1937 Kerry Packer, Australian businessman who founded World Series Cricket. 2007 James, Viscount Severn, son of Prince
Edward, Earl of Wessex. December 18 1940 Adolf Hitler issues his secret plans for the invasion of the Soviet Union–Operation Barbarossa. 1941 Defended by 610 fighting men, the American-held island of Guam falls to more than 5,000 Japanese invaders in a three-hour battle. 1941 Japan invades Hong Kong. 1942 Adolf Hitler meets with Benito Mussolini and Pierre Laval. 1970 An atomic leak in Nevada forces hundreds of citizens to flee the test site. 1989 The European Economic Community and the Soviet Union sign an agreement on trade and economic communication. 2005 Civil war begins in Chad with a rebel assault on Adre; the rebels are believed to be backed by Chad’s neighbor, Sudan. 2008 United Arab Emirates holds it first-ever elections. 2010 In an opening act of Arab Spring, antigovernment protests erupt in Tunisia. Born on December 18 1879 Paul Klee, Swiss abstract painter.
1886 Ty (Tyrus Raymond) Cobb, American baseball player, first man to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. 1913 Willy Brandt, German political leader. Mayor of Berlin and Chancellor of West Germany. 1946 Steven Spielberg, film director (E.T., Jurassic Park, and Schindler’s List). 1963 Brad Pitt, actor (12 Monkeys, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button). 1978 Katie Holmes, actress (Dawson’s Creek TV series, Batman Begins). December 19 1950 The North Atlantic Council names General Dwight D. Eisenhower as supreme commander of Western European defense forces. 1959 Reputed to be the last civil war veteran, Walter Williams, dies at 117 in Houston. 1974 Nelson Rockefeller is sworn in as vice president of the United states after a House of Representatives vote. 1982 Four bombs explode at South Africa’s only nuclear power station in Johannesburg. 1984 British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang sign an agreement that committed Britain to return Hong Kong to China in 1997 in return for terms guaranteeing a 50-year extension of its capitalist system. Hong Kong was leased by China to Great Britain in 1898 for 99 years.
1998 President Bill Clinton is impeached. 2001 The highest barometric pressure ever recorded (1085.6 hPa, 32.06 inHg) occurs at Tosontsengel, Khovsgol, Mongolia. 2001 Rioting begins in Buenos Aires, Argentina, during the country’s economic crisis. 2012 Park Geun-hye elected President of South Korea, the nation’s first female chief executive. Born on December 19 1683 Philip V, the first Bourbon King of Spain.
1820 Mary Ashton Livermore, a temperance worker, women’s rights activist, lecturer, and writer. Founded her own suffrage paper, the Agitator, in 1869. 1906 Leonid Brezhnev, Soviet General Secretary of the Communist party and President of the Supreme Soviet from 1964 until 1982. 1915 Edith Piaf, internationally famous French cabaret singer, best remembered for her songs “La Vie en rose” and “Non, je ne regrette rein.” 1933 Cicely Tyson, actress, best remembered for her role in The Autobiography of Ms. Jane Pittman. 1940 Phil Ochs, singer, songwriter, producer; best known for his protest songs of the 1960s. 1941 Maurice White, singer, songwriter, musician, producer; founder of the band Earth, Wind & Fire. December 20 1930 Thousands of Spaniards sign a revolutionary manifesto. 1938 First electronic television system is patented.
1941 The Flying Tigers, American pilots in China, enter combat against the Japanese over Kunming. 1962 In its first free election in 38 years, the Dominican Republic chooses leftist Juan Bosch Gavino as president. 1963 Four thousand cross the Berlin Wall to visit relatives under a 17-day Christmas accord. 1989 U.S. troops invade Panama to oust General Manuel Noriega and replace him with Guillermo Endara.
1995 NATO begins peacekeeping operation in Bosnia. 1996 NeXT merges with Apple Computer, leading to the development of groundbreaking Mac OS X. 2007 Queen Elizabeth II becomes the oldest monarch in the history of the UK; previously, that honor belonged to Queen Victoria. Born on December 20 1881 Branch Rickey, president of the Brooklyn Dodgers. 1901 Robert J. Van de Graff, physicist, invented the Van de Graaff generator. 1904 Virgil “Spud” Davis, pro baseball catcher, coach, scout and manager. 1914 Harry F. Byrd Jr., first independent ever elected to US Senate by a majority of the popular vote (Virginia).
forth gases and ash after nearly a half-century of dormancy. 1995 The city of Bethlehem passes from Israeli to Palestinian control. 2004 A suicide bomber attacks the forward operating base next to the US military airfield at Mosul, Iraq, killing 22 people.. Born on December 21 1804 Benjamin Disraeli, Prime Minister of Great Britain. 1879 Joseph Stalin, Communist leader of the Soviet Union. 1911 Josh Gibson, baseball player for the Negro Leagues, Home-Run King. 1918 Kurt Waldheim, controversial fourth Secretary General of the United Nations. 1937 Jane Fonda, actress, political activist, exercise guru; films include Klute and Coming Home. 1940 Frank Zappa, bandleader, composer, guitarist, satirist, filmmaker and advocate of creative freedom. 1954 Chris Evert (Chris Evert-Lloyd), No. 1 women’s pro tennis player in the world for 260 weeks in the 1970s. 1959 Florence Griffith Joyner, track star, Olympic medalist. 1966 Kiefer Sutherland, British-born Canadian actor, producer, director. December 22
1921 George Roy Hill, film director (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting). 1946 Dick Wolf, television producer (Miami Vice, Law & Order). 1948 Alan Parsons, musician (The Alan Parsons Project); producer who was involved with The Beatles’ Abbey Road and Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon. 1963 Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo, elder daughter of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain. 1976 Adam Powell, Welsh game designer; cofounder of Neopets and Meteor Games companies. December 21
1946 An earthquake and tidal wave kill hundreds in Japan. 1963 The Turk minority riots in Cyprus to protest anti-Turkish revisions in the constitution. 1964 Great Britain’s House of Commons votes to ban the death penalty. 1965 Four pacifists are indicted in New York for burning draft cards. 1969 American draft evaders gather for a holiday dinner in Montreal, Canada. 1986 500,000 Chinese students gather in Shanghai’s People’s Square calling for democratic reforms, including freedom of the press. 1988 Pan Am Flight 103 from London to New York explodes in midair over Lockerbie, Scotland, an hour after departure. 1994 Popocatepetl, a volcano in Mexico spews
1942 The Soviets drive German troops back 15 miles at the Don River. 1944 During the Battle of the Bulge, General Anthony McAuliffe responds to a German surrender request with a one word answer: “Nuts!” 1945 The United States recognizes Tito’s government in Yugoslavia. 1989 The Romanian government of Nicolae Ceausescu is overthrown, ending 42 years of communist rule. 1997 Hussein Farrah Aidid relinquishes his disputed title of President of Somalia, an important step toward reconciliation in the country. 2001 President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, takes over an interim government. 2001 A passenger on American Airlines Flight 63 from Paris, Richard Reid, unsuccessfully attempts to destroy the plane in flight by igniting explosives he’d hidden in his shoes. 2008 Some 1.1 billion gallons of coal fly ash slurry flood part of Tennessee after an ash dike breaks at a solid waste containment area in Roane County, in the eastern part of the state. 2010 US President Barack Obama signs a law officially repealing the 17-year-old policy known as “Don’t ask, don’t tell”. Born on December 22 1858 Giacomo Puccini, Italian operatic composer best known for Madam Butterfly. 1883 Arthur Wergs Mitchell, first African-American to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. 1912 Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson, wife of US
Gardening45 President Lyndon Baines Johnson. 1921 Hawkshaw Hawkins (Harold Hawkins), country singer. 1945 Diane Sawyer, journalist; anchor of ABC World News. 1949 Robin and Maurice Gibb, singers, songwriters; co-founders of the Bee Gees band. 1946 Rick Nielsen, musician, vocalist, primary songwriter of the band Cheap Trick. 1951 Charles de Lint, author; helped popularize the urban fantasy genre.
1951 Major-General Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster, owner of the property company Grosvenor Group. December 23 1937 London warns Rome to stop anti-British propaganda in Palestine. 1939 The first Canadian troops arrive in Britain. 1940 Chiang Kai-shek dissolves all Communist associations in China. 1947 President Harry S Truman grants a pardon to 1,523 who had evaded the World War II draft. 1967 U.S. Navy SEALs are ambushed during an operation southeast of Saigon. 1974 The B-1 bomber makes its first successful test flight. 1986 The Voyager completes the first nonstop flight around the globe on one load of fuel. 1990 In a referendum on Sovlenia’s independence from Yugoslovia, 88.5% vote in favor of independence. 2002 An Iraqi MiG-25 shoots down a US MQ-1 Predator drone. Born on December 23 1777 Alexander I, czar of Russia.
1790 Jean François Champollion, French founder of Egyptology who deciphered the Rosetta Stone. 1805 Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon Church. 1867 Madame C. J. Walker, first female African American millionaire. 1933 Emperor Akihito, Emperor of Japan. Broke with tradition by marrying Michiko Shoda, the first non-aristocrat to join the royal family. 1938 Bob Kahn, computer scientist and engineer; co-developed the Transmission Control Protocol that web browsers use to connect to servers on the World Wide Web. 1943 Queen Silvia of Sweden (born Silvia Renate Sommerlath); spouse of King Carl XVI Gustaf.
Trivial Trivia Of The Week
Trivia of the Day One Alaska is the only American state that can be typed on one row of keys. (Go ahead and try typing the other 49 states.) At the 1905 wedding of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, President Teddy Roosevelt gave away the bride. William Faulkner refused a dinner invitation from JFK’s White House. “Why that’s a hundred miles away,” he said. “That’s a long way to go just to eat.” In 1907, an ad campaign for Kellogg’s Corn Flakes offered a free box of cereal to any woman who
would wink at her grocer. Why did the FBI call Ted Kaczynski “The Unabomber”? Because his early mail bombs were sent to universities (UN) & airlines (A). Bonus Trivia How come someone who is feeling great is “on cloud nine?” Types of clouds are numbered according to the altitudes they attain, with nine being the highest cloud. If someone is said to be on cloud nine, that person is floating well above worldly cares.
Bonus Trivia Why do X’s at the end of a letter signify kisses? In the middle Ages, when many people were unable to read or write, documents were often signed using an X. Kissing the X represented an oath to fulfil obligations specified in the document. The X and the kiss eventually became synonymous. Trivia of the Day Four A blue whales heart only beats nine times per minute. A cat uses its whiskers to determine if a space is too
small to squeeze through. A chameleon’s tongue is twice the length of its body. A crocodiles tongue is attached to the roof of its mouth. Rodent’s teeth never stop growing. Trivia of the Day Five Cher’s last name was “Sarkissian.” She changed it
Trivia of the Day Two Sharkskin has tiny tooth-like scales all over. Chameleons can move their eyes in two directions at the same time. Koalas never drink water. They get fluids from the eucalyptus leaves they eat. A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her lifetime. When sharks take a bite, their eyes roll back and their teeth jut out. Trivia of the Day Three A shark can detect one part of blood in 100 million parts of water. The cheetah is the only cat that can’t retract its claws. A lion’s roar can be heard from five miles away. A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet (91 m) long in just one night. Insects outnumber humans 100,000,000 to one.
because no one could pronounce it. Sugar was first added to chewing gum in 1869 by a dentist, William Semple. Paper was invented early in the second century by Chinese eunuch. Sir Isaac Newton was only 23 years old when he discovered the law of universal gravitation. Hannibal had only one eye after getting a disease while attacking Rome.
Trivia of the Day Six Wyoming was the first state to give women the right to vote in 1869. Denver, Colorado lays claim to the invention of the cheeseburger. The first license plate on a car in the United States was issued in Denver, Colorado in 1908. The state of Maryland has no natural Lakes. One in seven workers in Boston, Massachusetts walks to work. Trivia of the Day Seven
California has issued 6 drivers licenses to people named “Jesus Christ.” Nevada is the driest state in the U.S.. Each year it averages 7.5 inches (19 cm) of rain. In Utah, it is illegal to swear in front of a dead person. Salt Lake City, Utah has a law against carrying an unwrapped ukulele on the street. It is illegal to hunt camels in the state of Arizona. Here’s an extra bit of trivia for Christmas: All letters addressed to Santa in the United States go to Santa Claus, Indiana There is a village in Peru where people settle the previous year’s grudges by fist fighting. They then start the new year off on a clean slate Some zoos accept donated Christmas trees as food for their animals Paul McCartney earns nearly half a million dollars every year from his Christmas song, Wonderful Christmastime, which many critics regards as his worst song ever. We frequently abbreviate Christmas as X-mas because of ancient tradition. X is the Greek letter “chi” which is an abbreviation for the word “Christ” in Greek Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer was actually conceived by a department store, Montgomery Ward, as a marketing gimmick to get kids to buy holiday colouring books. The highest-grossing Christmas movie of all time is How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The Jim Carrey version. The box of Barnum’s Animal Crackers was designed so it could be hung on a Christmas tree.
By David Hudson I recently read an article about a man who punched his girl friend in the face that knocked out one of her teeth while driving his car between Dolores and Almoradi. He got a five year restraining order and a five thousand euro fine but should have got five years in prison. The Spanish call this “Malos Tratos” (domestic or sex violence) and such incidents have dramatically increased during the last two years. The Spanish government has taken seriously this very seriously and has a special number: a 016 hot line is available for anyone who sees or is involved in this unacceptable act of violence. The number of women killed this year has been unacceptable. A joint PP and PSOE committee has been formed to encourage the fight against domestic and sex violence and protect women aimed at Municipalities and Autonomous Governments.
This got me thinking of road rage and how it is accepted as one of those things. But no account is taken about the effect this has on the victims. Just two personal examples to show what happens. The first is what is called “mugging”. Angie and I had just arrived in Madrid and were enjoying ourselves when we were attacked by three men. I was hit with wooden sticks and as I fell down I saw Angie clutching her bag while the person was banging her head against the wall until she let go. For the first time I felt vulnerable and frightened but Angie lost 50% of her hearing.
did not stop at the line and as he turned into my road he had to slam on his brakes. There was a lot of tooting from him but I continued for another few hundred metres and stopped outside a house when my driver's door was pulled open and while still with the seat belt on I was kicked and punched while the man screamed “Ingleses”. He stopped when his girl friend said enough. The police were not interested in the attack. Later I told my friend, Segundo, about what happened and I said that if you see a driver advancing aggressively towards you, then lock your doors. A few days later he experienced exactly the same but he locked his doors saving him from a beating but his door suffered.
Another time I was driving in Torreta Florida and had to move to the centre of the road because a tree branch had fallen down onto the road. At the same time a car coming from a minor road
While I was talking about his problem to Angela and Joy, Joy told us about a similar experience in her estate with a large car cutting a corner. The driver was pointing the car rather than
turning the wheel, causing her to stop. She waited while the driver sorted himself out and she squeezed through. As she turned a corner she found the narrow road blocked by the car and the driver advancing menacingly. Joy always locks her doors so she sat looking ahead not wanting eye contact. With the driver banging her door and shouting she sat trying not to show she was frightened. Finally the driver spat at the car and left leaving a very frightened women. Both Angie and Joy say that most men want to get in front of women drivers no mater what the road conditions are. Is road rage a result of the thrill of speeding and the acceptance that the other driver was responsible for causing a problem? Are television adverts and motor programmes a factor in wanting to drive fast? Often when talking about a car it is the speed and acceleration that are the main talking points. Very rarely a car is shown about its design or comfort and never the consumption yet in the 60s while I was working for British Leyland in the printing department we saw a change of promotion by the company. It was realised that the wife played an important part in the purchase of a car. They then made promoting a new model on design,
colours, materials and comfort an important part of their campaign. Why has this changed? The growth of car programmes must take responsibility. Even a laid back programme “Wheelers Dealers” or “Jewels on Wheels” (the Spanish name) that saves classic vehicles and sells them on and always talks about speed and acceleration rather than any other benefit. Is there a solution? First like “malos tratos” there needs to be a change of attitude regarding “road rage” before anything can be achieved. Another point must be that
driving under the influences of drugs has now overtaken driving over the alcohol limit. 30% of drivers are driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Therefore be wary following a vehicle that is being driven erratically because it may not be a bad or inexperienced driver but they could be under the influence. Just a few tips for the visitors. When picking up your hire car one of the things that could catch you out is driving on the “wrong side of the road”. A tip that Angie told me is to keep to the centre of the road. This means that at junctions and roundabouts you should be on the right side of the road. It would be helpful if the passenger would warn the driver at lapsed moments. The Spanish law for unmarked roundabouts is that the inside lane is for overtaking. I recommend that you indicate all the time so that other drivers are aware of what you are doing. Though it is not a traffic law, a Guardia Civil told me that if you are using another drivers car have a letter signed by them giving permission with their details and NIE number and your details with passport number. If you are stopped and the officer is not satisfied with your explanation then this could save you unnecessary problems. The original way of turning left is to leave the carriageway and cross at right angles. Though this has almost disappeared in tourist areas these crossings are around, so be careful.
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Football y Fútbol Compiled by Keith Nicol
CD Montesinos 7 – 1 Deportivo Orihuela The game started at a frenetic pace, with Monte maintaining the momentum of the last few high scoring games which has seen the side climb up into third place. Following the game against Deportive Orihuela, CD Montesinos supporter's club "The Full Monte" made their annual substantial donation of groceries to the needy of Los Montesinos. This was gratefully received, with the knowledge that The Full Monte would hope to continue this event within the limitations of the supporters club. CD Montesinos' final game of year is an away game with Grupo Caliche C.F. on Saturday 17th December. Kick-off 5.30pm. This will be played at Anexo Pistas Atl David Martinez, Calle Av De La Torre, S/N (3190). Pilar de la Horadada. Our team have played exceptionally well lately; let's give them loads of support, and wear something festive to make it a colourful occasion. Take a look at the club's website at www.cdmontesinos.com. You can always email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and......checkout CD Montesinos on Facebook. CD Torrevieja 0 Paterna CF 1. Hard to swallow! Match Report: Jefferson Scott Hard to Swallow Torry lost this final home match of 2016, but it was hard to understand how. They trailed at the interval, but in the second half they pummelled the opposition goal, even had the ball in the net, but nothing seemingly could provide them with a recognizable score. Chances thundered one after the other in lightning strikes on the Paterna goal, but always the ball stayed resolutely out of the net. Matheus, Lewis, Damian, Luis Carlos and others peppered the visiting goal to no avail. In the end, it was frustration and worry. The worry at the end of the game centred around striker Lewis Allen, who once more, ran himself ragged and played with his usual fearlessness. He took worrying knocks to the head in both halves and at the conclusion of the match had to be held
up by staff as he appeared to faint and when questioned had no recollection of the game. The ambulance whisked him to hospital for a cat scan and kept him in overnight as a precaution. Fans can check on his progress and well being on the club's website / C.D. Torrevieja - Web official or on the Torry Army Facebook page.
Duco scored the only goal of the game in the 27th minute. He made a dart in the box to get his head on the end of a cross whilst all the Torry defenders stood and watched. The manager was furious and this defensive "sleeping" has now become a part of Torry's character. At the start of the second period, Pedreno sacrificed central defender Pecha for Mattheus and he certainly added much more sparkle to Torry attacks. Along with Lewis, Damian and the ever consistent Luis Carlos, he skated down the left flank, taking on defenders and getting them in a blue funk. However, no matter how often Torry got into exciting positions to score, it simply wouldn't happen. From the stand strikers Pastor and Hugo were perplexed, eager to be on the pitch to remedy the malaise. Both are likely to return to action in Borriol this coming weekend, but it is hard to see how the manager will accommodate them, as the majority of strikers played well. It was just not their day. Robles and Soto try hard and both had started the game in Crevillente midweek where Torry fought back to level the scores from a two goal deficit, only to concede from a corner to lose 3-2. Robles retained his place in the starting line up, but Soto made his customary appearance as a substitute. Both struggled to make an impact. Buba also looked dazed after he had clashed with his own defender Calzado and actually came off the pitch after treatment with Lucas ready to replace him. However, Buba insisted on continuing and Lucas still awaits his debut. Torry has now gone six consecutive games without a win and have two away games left in 2016. This weekend at Borriol, who sit immediately above them in the table. Then a midweek tie at Almoradi before the Christmas break. These matches must produce wins if Torry
are to rest peaceful over the holiday period and enjoy the festivities. Torrevieja CF 2- 2 CD Dolores After a great start to the season, a run of draws and loses now sees a talented Torrevieja CF team placed 13th out of a group of 16 teams in Regional One. However the division is very tight and as they approach midseason, they still have everything to play for. Santa Pola lead the division and look to be strong contenders for promotion next season. Other Local Sports Torrevieja Gymnastics Club, Ninth in the Championship of Spain Absolute.
Last weekend Torrevieja's Rhythmic Gymnastics Club participated in competition at the Palace of Sports of Murcia in the Spanish Sets championship in the top Absolute category. On Friday torrevejense girls Ana Vera, Blanca Tomás, Carla Pérez, Olga Pérez, Patricia Gallardo and Camila Martínez, did a fantastic exercise that placed them provisionally sixth in the standings. After their regular exercise routine, they finished in ninth position out of a total of 50 participants. This season these girls have been more than outstanding, as they have managed to become provincial champions and chosen to represent Valencia in the Spanish Cup: the only alicantino club in that championship, where they came sixth in Spain and runners-up in Valladolid in the autonomous championship.