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BRITISH CONSUL DISPELS BREXIT MYTHS It was a full house at Playa Flamenca Town Hall last Wednesday as British Consul Sarah-Jane Morris, based at the British Embassy in Madrid, met members of the local community to discuss Brexit and its possible effects on British expatriates living in Spain. Ms Morris began very frankly by saying that she was going to tell people exactly what they know about Brexit and its effects on those living abroad, but that in all honesty ‘we don’t know much’. -She began by reassuring people of things

The panel that would not change, such as Consular services and support and also pointed out that until Brexit is complete that nothing at all would change, that expats would still be entitled to the same rights and obligations as they have been for past years. She did however urge the expat population to make sure that had an NIE number, to register on the Padron and to get Residencia if they lived here for most of the year and wished to continue to do so after Brexit is complete. They are currently just 250,000 Brits registered on the Padron, down from 380,000 a few years ago. It is doubtful that such a large number of people have

returned to the UK and so it is thought that for numerous personal reasons people are choosing not to register. However, this will causes numerous problems as the UK goes through the Brexit procedure, as the Government needs to have accurate figures in order to negotiate for the rights of its expats. Those living here more than three months a year need to register on the Central Register for Foreign Nationals and those living here for more than 183 days per year are classed as Spanish residents. Ms Morris urged all expats to contact the DWP to ensure it has the correct details for you. The concern being of

course that if there are issues and problems post-Brexit completion it will be for those who are not registered anywhere, or whose paperwork in the UK and/or Spain is not correct and up-to-date. Ms Morris was keen to dispel the many rumours circulating about what might or might not happen once Brexit is complete. As the negotiations have not even started in earnest yet, there are no facts, only speculation. She recommend that the only place people should get their information is from official and authentic sources – the Government and the British Embassy or Consulate being the most obvious for expats living in Spain. According to Spanish lawyers tasked with looking at the impact of Brexit on Spain, British expats who have lived in Spain, have held residencia for five years or more and can prove this will have no issues post-Brexit as they have permanent residency status. There are several action and support groups working on behalf of expats

such as ‘Expat Citizen Rights in EU’ and local residents can join these in order to engage more in the Brexit process and voice their concerns to Peers and MPs. The seminar ended with a question and answer session where local residents raised questions on passports, acquired rights under the Geneva Convention such as work, healthcare and pensions, possible holiday visas and the reversal of the 15 year rule.

For further information on Brexit or the issues raised contact the British Consulate in Alicante to ensure to get the correct information on your area of concern. Mireille Toddington

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Seven year low for unemployment The Spanish labour market created over 400,000 jobs last year and unemployment fell to 18.6 percent in the final quarter of 2016, according to new figures released last Thursday by the National Statistics Institute (INE). Whilst one of the highest in Europe, it is the lowest unemployment rate Spain has seen in the last seven years. But there are still more than four million people without a job despite three straight years of a job market recovery. Data from the quarterly workforce survey known as the Encuesta de Población Activa (Active Population Survey, or EPA) shows that the Spanish economy created 413,600 jobs in 2016, representing 3 percent growth in the 12-month period. It is the second year in a row that job creation grew at a similar rate. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed people in the country fell

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by 541,700. This is a drop of 11.3 percent in a year but not as large as the fall of 678,200 seen in 2015. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy celebrated the new figures in radio statements on Onda Cero, underscoring that from 2013 to 2016, Spain created 1,750,000 jobs. “There is still a lot left to do, but five straight years of economic crisis cannot be resolved in 15 minutes,” he said. “If we are able to maintain economic policy (...) we will reach 20 million people in employment.” The job market recovery is not noticeable when it comes to the size of the labor force, which keeps shrinking. The number of people willing and able to work fell by over 100,000 individuals to 22.7 million in the final quarter of 2016, for an economic activity rate of 58.9 percent.

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BITE SIZE Torrevieja couple NEWS: detained for murder and dismemberment La Mata restoration work

Story reading in the library There will be a programme of story reading in the town library every Saturday during February. The readings will take place in the children’s section of the library from 11.30am until 12.15pm. In total there will be 28 sessions and in each session two books will be shared by a professional storyteller. The books being used are popular children’s picture books by a number of different authors, all in the Spanish language. Children from the age of three are welcome to attend and the intention is to encourage children to take up the book habit. The programme began on Saturday 4th February and the next telling Continued on page 5

Two men and one woman were arrested and detained in Torrevieja on 1st February accused of the murder of a man and dismemberment of his body. A refuse collector made the grim discovery of a man’s head and different parts of his legs and intestines at a refuse recycling plant in Elche on the 31st August 2016. Two of those detained have since been placed in prison indefinitely following instructions by court number three in Torrevieja. The third person has been released but must continue to present at local police stations. It is believed that the third person has been accused of helping to cover up the crime. Those detained, a Spanish national and Colombian, have been taken to prison in Fontcalent following their appearance in court in Torrevieja. The investigation leading to their arrest was carried out by the Homicidios de la Comisaría General de la Policía with the collaboration of the Unidad de Delincuencia Especializada y Violenta (UDEV). The suspects were traced back to a five story building in Torrevieja; 93 calle La Loma. A house search led to their arrests and the premises have been thoroughly investigated and photographs taken. It is believed that the dead person

was a man of 64 years old who lived in Orihuela Costa and whose disappearance was reported by his family who live in Vitoria. The man was the owner of several garage spaces in Torrevieja and it is believed that the dispute began in connection with one of these. It is thought that there were financial motives for the crime and that money was transferred shortly before it took place. The main author of the crime is believed to have had previous convictions. Difficulties with the exact identification of the man were experienced due to the state of decomposition. The body parts were also discovered amongst waste collected by a lorry serving a number of towns including Elche, Hondón de los Frailes, Aspe, Monóvar and Torrevieja. Parts of the body appeared over a period of days, the rest of the limbs were not located. The arrests were made following the discovery of traces of blood on the premises in calle La Loma where it is believed that the victim was killed and dismembered. The body was then dumped in a refuse container. Refuse from Torrevieja is taken to a waste disposal plant in Elche. Suzanne O’Connell

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Work is underway to restore parts of the paseo destroyed by December’s weather. Councillor Javier Manzanares explained that a new wall will be erected with a railingand other items such as bins will be replaced in places where it is hoped to avoid the repeat of the recent destruction. Councillor Manzanares explained: ‘we are going to demolish the remainder of the existing wall and build foundations on which there will be constructed a new wall of more than 200 metres with handrail. The handrail will be completely new and made of stainless steel. We are also going to resitethe three accesses to the beach and make new ones.’ Time is important here as the council wants to ensure that the work is done before the Easter holidays and the start of the summer season.


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BITE SIZE UN comments on Trump travel ban,Spain doesn’t NEWS: Continued from page 3 will be on Saturday 11th with the retelling of a popular Cuban story ‘La Cucarachita Martina’.

Cultural events announced The programme for the spring season in Torrevieja has been announced. The different events will take the cultural calendar up to 31st March. In February we can expect to see the play ‘Ligeros de Equipaje’ on the 10th, a concert by the Symphonic orchestra on the 11th, a night of comedy and ‘Marte el Planeta Rojo’ on Sunday 26th March. In March there will be an exhibition of poetry in the exhibition hall Vista Alegre and on the 10th and the 15th in the ‘La Marea’ theatre there will be the musical ‘The Samurai of the drum’. For younger inhabitants of the town there will be ‘Las Aventuras de Tarik y Salah’ on the 17th March in the Virgen del Carmen cultural centre.

President Donald Trump’s (below) executive order blocking immigrants from seven majority Muslim nations will hit tourism to the US, the UN's World Tourism Organisation has warned. The ban on nationals from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen has triggered a domestic and international uproar, but supporters argue it is a

Samaritans recruiting If you’ve thought about being a Samaritan in Spain why not find out more? There are many different roles involved in volunteering with the Samaritans and now is the time to find out more about them. On Wednesday 22nd there will be an open day in their shop at the centre in Punta Marina Shopping Centre by the Punta Prima roundabout on the N332. If you come along between 10am and 2pm you will have chance to find out about the different positions available from a few hours a week volunteering in the shop to fundraising, administration or even the possibility of becoming a listener. There will be refreshments available and you will have opportunity to ask questions and have an informal chat. Although the positions are not paid ones, some expenses can be claimed. If you would like more information you can email janeatsams@outlook.com

Plans to save salt production Problems following the flooding of salt production areas during the recent bad weather could be solved through water drainage into the sea. The salt works need to drain the water over the next five months through three outlets. Two will be through existing outlets at El Acequión and Continued on page 6

temporary measure aimed at boosting national security. In a statement, the Madrid-based UNWTO voiced “deep concern and strong condemnation” over the immigration clampdown. The move is “contrary to the principles of freedom of travel” and will “hinder the immense

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benefits the tourism sector brings in terms of economic growth and job creation,” added the agency. Rather than increased security, the travel ban will lead to “growing tensions and threats,” said UNWTO chief Taleb Rifai. He added that “the image of a country which imposes travel bans in such a hostile way” would affect potential visitors the world over and “risk dumping travel demand to the USA.” Trump's executive order, which has also temporarily halted refugee arrivals, has seen immigrants and even legal permanent US residents detained in several airports. Some were turned away and put on departing flights, but many were released into the US, often with the help of US attorneys, after a delay. The Spanish government has so far been unwilling to condemn Donald Trump travel ban on Muslims. A Madrid spokesperson said that the Spanish government will be more ‘discreet’ than other EU countries. A PP spokesperson said it wanted to avoid ‘shouting and being too strident’ in its relations with the new US president. France has called for a ‘firm response’ to Trump’s controversial restrictions, with Germany stating the terrorist threat doesn’t justify putting Muslims ‘under general suspicion’. But Spanish spokesperson Íñigo Méndez de Vigo said he wanted to be ‘more discreet’ and ‘talk clearly and frankly’ with the new US administration.

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BITE SIZE NEWS: Continued from page 5 la bahía Torrevieja and the third through a drainage canal for agricultural water in Ferrís. However, in order to use these pipelines to remove the water the salt works need the permission of Acuamed. There are concerns about the impact of releasing this amount of water that has accumulated in the salt production areas due to its high salt content. The water in the salt works currently contains 170 grams of salt per litre where as residual water from the salt works usually contains 70 and the sea only 30. For this reason it is important that dispersal is spread through the three points. Currently the two lagoons in Torervieja are holding five times more water than usual, a situation that has not happened since the late nineteenth century. Having such a high quantity of fresh water coming into the lagoon leads to the layer of salt on the bottom of the lagoon dissolving.

Torrevieja symphony orchestra to perform The next performance of the OrquestaSinfónica de Torrevieja will be on Saturday 11th February at 7pm. The Gala Lírica will be held in the International auditorium and the orchestra will be accompanied by the soprano Eteri Lamoris. Tickets can be obtained via Instant ticket https://www.instanticket.es/ description/?id=6372&site=465 After this, there will be a performance at the Symphony hall on 18th March. This time the orchestra will be performing Rossini, Mozart and Beethoven.

Volunteers plant trees The planting took place in the sports area of Torreta 2 which previously hosted a temporary school building. The planting included a number of mulberry trees donated by Agamed and donated to the Rotary Club of Torrevieja. Thirty children, mostly from the scouts group based at CEIP Las Culturas, spent the morning of Saturday 4th February planting the shoots around the periphery of the sports area. Present at the planting were the Agamed manager, José Manuel Nadal, and the president of the Rotary Club, Inés Carrasco. After the meeting lunch was held as a thank you for those who had participated in the planting. Now the challenge will be to take care of the emerging trees over the coming months.

Two officers file a complaint The two police officers from Torrevieja were accused of harassment of another officer. They are claiming that the mayor, José Manuel Dolón and Councillor Fanny Serrano did not provide them with the correct opportunity to defend themselves in relation to the charges against them. The chief of the local police, Vicente Gutierrez and colleague Alejandro Morer have filed for alleged misrepresentation in a public document against the town’s mayor, José Manuel Dolón and Councillor Fanny Serrano. The legal action is based upon the allegation that the mayor and councillor Serrano did not notify the police officers of the administrative procedure that meant both were being accused of harassment. The two police chiefs are responsible for 165 police officers. They claim that they were not given the necessary time to organise their defence and that they were publicly named without having the opportunity to defend themselves. The town council has been charged with paying a fine for not activating the necessary protocol. Suzanne O’Connell

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Spanish-led study could help save Earth from meteorites On Valentine’s Day 2013, astronomers around the world watched on as the 2012 DA14 asteroid, an object discovered by Spanish scientists, passed Earth at a safe distance of 27,680 kilometers. But that same night, another object around 20 meters in diameter closed in on our planet, unnoticed by anyone. Several hours later it became a spectacular ball of fire in the skies over Russia. The meteorite exploded around 30 kilometers above ground and the shockwave injured hundreds, providing a stark warning of the threat posed to Earth by such objects. Now, a team of European scientists headed by Spanish investigators has been the first to analyze a fragment of the meteorite which scattered thousands of pieces of debris over the frozen plains of Chelyabinsk, west of the Ural Mountains. The team studied the mechanical properties of the minerals forming the Chelyabinsk meteorite, looking at hardness, elasticity and fracture toughness, or the amount of stress an object with a crack, or

other existing flaws, can tolerate. The results, which have been accepted for publication in the prestigious Astrophysical Journal, could play a key role in designing future space missions aimed at deflecting more dangerous meteorites and

stopping them crashing into Earth, the researchers said in a press conference. Meteorites of between 30 and 50 meters like the one that flattened several square kilometers of Russian forest in the so-called Tunguska event of 1908 happen “on a timescale of centuries or thousands of years, but we can experience an impact like Chelyabinsk at any moment, and we don’t know when,” said study co-author Josep Maria Trigo, an investigator with the Barcelona-based Institute of Space Sciences (IEEE-CSIC).


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Studio 32 donate Music in a Quiet Place to AFA

Philip Wilson presents the cheque to the Alzheimer’s Association

Following their recent production of ‘A Christmas Carol’ Studio 32 raised over €3,500 for charity. A cheque for €2,210 has now been presented to Benjamin Villena Rodriguez of San Fulgencio Alzheimer’s Association at San Fulgencio Town Hall. Benjamin thanked Studio32 for their continued support for the charity which provides help in the community to families and individuals dealing with Alzheimer’s. Studio32 were established four years ago to present musical theatre to the Costa Blanca. Over this period they have become increasingly popular and are recognised for the high-quality shows they produce. ‘Everyone in the company worked ex-tremely hard to make ‘A Christmas Carol’ a success and I’m very proud of them all,’ explains Studio 32’s chairman Philip Wilson.

‘As a result, in the last year, we’ve raised over €7,500 and we will continue to support AFA San Fulgencio and local good causes in the coming year.’ Studio32’s next performance will be their summer show ‘Mack and Mabel’. This is a mix of romance, slapstick comedy, song and dance numbers based upon a true story set in the time of the silent movies. The tickets will go on sale in March and it is advisable to book early. The company are always keen to recruit new members and extra hands are always needed, not only on stage. They would currently like to expand their backstage and technical crew and welcome those interested to get in touch and find out more. Full details are on their website www.studiothirtytwo.org Suzanne O’Connell

Music in a quiet place with the Chorale Choir

On Sunday 29th January Campoverde Church held their Music in a Quiet Place concert. The concert was arranged by Christine Eames and the Chorale Choir sang. There was also a trombone solo by Andrew Briant. The church was packed for the occasion and music lovers enjoyed a wonderful selection of singing and music with a short period of quiet in the middle for thought and contemplation. The Anglican Chaplaincy of St. Peter & St Paul (Torrevieja) and Campoverde Church are anticipating that there will be more musical events held in the church during 2017. If you would like to keep updated about events then like their Facebook page www.facebook.com/campo verdechurch. Further details are also available from Maggie Dew on maggieruthdew@hotmail .com Suzanne O’Connell


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New Spanish routes from Ryanair Irish low-cost airline Ryanair is planning to capitalise on Spain’s tourism bonanza by opening up new routes from the country where it is already the market leader. As of February, the carrier plans to launch flights from Madrid to the Italian city of Bari, and to Glasgow and Prague, while Barcelona is expected to see new services to Krakow, Luxembourg, Prague and Venice. At the same time, the airline will extend its winter flight schedule for both Madrid and the Catalan capital and boost the number of flights on a total of 12 existing routes from the two cities. Under the plans, Ryanair forecasts it will carry 6.7 million people a year out of Madrid, or 12 percent more than current capacity, while the predicted rise in passenger numbers from Barcelona is 10 percent to 7.1 million. The company headed by Michael O’Leary built on its position as the biggest airline in Spain in 2016, carrying 34.7 million passengers, a number it hopes will grow to 38 million this year, according to the carrier’s marketing director Kenny Jacobs. The executive said Ryanair would pass savings on to customers in the wake of a Spanish government move to reduce airport taxes by 11 percent until 2021. The average ticket price for Ryanair flights in 2016 was €46 but this is expected to come down to €41 at the end of March. That’s against an average of €151 across all other airlines, according to estimates made by the Irish carrier. Jacobs said the airline would continue to focus on short- and medium-haul flights in Europe with plans to add 220 new planes to its current fleet by 2024, but he noted that Ryanair was also looking at cooperating with IAG and Norwegian on longhaul flights.

Luggage clampdown Ryanair has advised passengers that if they fail to comply with new more flexible cabin baggage rules, tougher restrictions could once again come into force. Currently passengers on the airline can bring one cabin bag weighing up to 10 kilograms with maximum dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm, plus one small bag up to 35cm x 20cm x 20cm on board the aircraft. But Ryanair’s marketing director Kenny Jacobs said many passengers had abused the system over the summer by trying to bring large pieces of luggage on board, especially backpacks. This delays flights and puts the airline’s punctuality record at risk, he said. While Jacobs said the airline had improved its image with its ‘Always Getting Better’ program, he said staff had been told to be especially vigilant when it comes to cabin baggage weighing over 10 kilograms and to ensure the second item of baggage is not oversize.


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Perception of corruption worse than ever Spain has been given its worst rating in Transparency International’s latest Corruption Perceptions Index, coming in at 41st place out of 176 countries with a score of 58. In 2015 it came in 36th out of 168 countries, with the same score. We have reached a historic record for corruption in comparative terms,” said a statement issued by Transparency International, which shows Spain falling far behind its EU neighbors. “We are joining a group of countries that have come close to systemic corruption very recently, such as Georgia and the Czech Republic,” adds the organisation, warning: “The time has come to react.” Denmark and New Zealand lead the ranking with 90 points. The United Arab Emirates, Bhutan, the Bahamas, Botswana, Qatar, Cape Verde, Hong Kong and Uruguay all score better than Spain, which has been hit in recent years by a spate of high-profile corruption cases, mostly involving the ruling Popular Party. Transparency International highlights the lack of legal protection afforded to whistle-blowers in Spain and has called for a new law. It also points out that the public believes justice has been politicised and that many cases go unpunished. The organisation also calls on the Spanish authorities to take a tougher stance with graft. “Our score is the same, at 58 points, but we have lost our position in relation to other countries. We have never had such a bad position compared to the rest of the world. The results should make us sad for

the situation in the world and in Spain,” says Manuel Villoria, Professor of Political Science at the Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid. “In Spain’s case, the experts and the public believe that there is more corruption since the start of the economic crisis. The data is disturbing and almost unexpected. We have never had such a bad position. We have hit the bottom. We cannot fall lower. It is time to react,” adds Villoria about 2016, when Spain was under an interim government that was unable to take specific measures against corruption. “If we don’t reduce it, democracy in the world will start to be endangered and there will be a serious advance in authoritarianism,” he states. In November 2016, 80 percent of Spaniards said their government was failing to combat corruption. No other country in the EU registered such high levels of criticism on the part of voters toward their government. “The only solution is for our politicians to set aside their differences and understand that corruption is a matter of state and that they must act together against corruption. That is the only effective way to combat it,” says Jesús Lizcano, the president of Transparency International Spain, which carried out seven surveys here over the course of 2016. Some 69 percent of 176 countries in the index scored less than 50. “This shows how corruption is widespread around the world,” says Transparency International,

while calling on voters to reject populist or authoritarian solutions. Combating corruption “Rather than tackling capitalist clientelism, these leaders in general install corrupt systems that are worse,” argues José Ugaz, Chair of Transparency International. “It is only when there is freedom of expression, transparency in all political processes and solid, democratic institutions, that civil society and the media can demand that those in power account for their actions and it will be possible to successfully combat corruption,” he added. For Latin America, no country is among the world’s 15 nations where there is the least perception of corruption, with Mexico in 123rd place, garnering just 30 points out 100. Venezuela comes in at 166, with 17 points. The United States, which occupies 18th place, was given 74 points. Uruguay came in at 21st place, Chile 24th, with Costa Rica sharing 41st place with Spain. Cuba ranked 60, Colombia, 90, Peru, 101, and Bolivia, 113th place.


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Lost Pension --My Story

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here have been many articles written regarding lost or frozen pensions recently, both in the

papers and social media. I am sure many people think the stories of people coming across hitherto unknown pensions are at best exaggerated and at worst just false. If I did not work with financial advisers, I would also assume the stories were just advertising gimmicks. Having written many articles urging people to contact us if they worked for a company with a pension scheme for two or more years to see if they have a pension fund, I thought I should probably take my own advice. I worked for a bank in the city of London for two years, although I was only a member of the pension scheme for eighteen months, so I asked my colleague to investigate if I had any money in the scheme. I did not expect anything to come back, or if so, only around a couple of thousand pounds. Imagine my surprise, when the

scheme administrators, sent back the value - an amazing Twenty Six Thousand Pounds! This will now provide a very nice boost to my pension, when I am able to access it. In the meantime, it is invested and will hopefully grow further. Pension Scheme administrators only have to make one effort to trace members before the money is absorbed into the scheme. If you worked in the UK

and now reside here in Spain, there is every possibility that your money is waiting for you to make a claim. I urge you to think about your past jobs and contact us to see if your retirement could be made that much more comfortable. Call us on 965 704 338 to arrange a free no-obligation chat, or just pop into our Benijofar office, next to the Citroen garage on the main street.


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WEEKLY EURO UPDATE This last week was not the highlight of sterling’s long and chequered career. The pound lost one and a quarter euro cents and even contrived to give away a third of a cent to the US dollar. The euro put in an average performance in the middle of the bunch, staying fairly close to the franc and the yen. Data from the euro zone were acceptable: Fourth quarter growth came in at a preliminary 0.5%, in line with the United States; inflation jumped to a provisional 1.8%; EC measures of consumer and business confidence all improved. The pound and the dollar both felt the heat of Donald Trump’s unpredictable policy-making, the dollar for obvious reasons and sterling because the prime minister’s visit to Washington made her look, in a way, guilty by association. Sterling also took a hit from the Bank of England governor’s comment that interest rates will not be going higher.

USD weekly currency update The dollar only avoided last place because sterling had an even less successful week, losing a third of a US cent. The Grenback was down by almost one cent against the euro. Economic data from the States was adequate rather than sparkling. Fourth quarter growth came in slightly lower than expected at 0.5%, in line with the euro zone but behind Britain's 0.6%. One index of consumer confidence improved while the other fell. The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged and disappointed investors by its apparent lack of urgency to follow through with another increase. The dollar’s main handicap was the new president, who is unnerving investors with the stream of executive orders that continues to emanate from the White House. Sterling's was the Bank of England governor. He said on Thursday that interest rates will not go higher even if inflation exceeds 2%, which he expects it to do very soon.

New International library in Blue Lagoon

For all the community Las Filipinas Neighbourhood Association, which covers the area between Orihuela Costa and San Miguel de Salinas, has spearheaded a number of new activities at Las Filipinas Social Centre, which is located in Blue Lagoon. These include: Spanish lessons, fitness classes and community groups – and now thanks to the agreement of San Miguel councillor María José Costa, the building will now also house an international library. Although there is no funding to buy books, the association hopes that local residents will donate books that they no longer need, in any language, to get the collection started. The centre already hosts a fun community Mother and Toddler group each Wednesday and Fridays from 10.00am to 12 noon, which costs only €2 per family, for details call 654 457 743. Every Tuesday there is a fitness class which is ideal for those with limited mobility or movement issues from 10.30am, for more details call Sue on 692 354 295 or email suzi4fitz@yahoo.com The association has arranged for Spanish lessons to be taught at the Social Centre from yesterday, Monday 6th February, and there are favourable rates for residents. There will be two beginners’ groups and two intermediate, with the beginners’ classes taking place on Mondays and Thursdays from 09.30am to 11.00am and intermediate on the same

days from 12 noon to 1.30pm. The teacher is Terri Hughes, and for more information call on 672 836 539 or email: terrihughesterri55@gmail.com The centre also has petanca courts, computers with internet access and wi-fi and table tennis and the association is encouraging residents to submit their own suggestions for events and activities at the centre that will help to bring the community together. Please submit any ideas either to the Facebook page ‘Asociación Vecinos Las Filipinas’ or email Sra Costa (in Spanish) to: mjcostamedrano@icaorihuela.com


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Offensive against floods continues

Flooding in Torrevieja was again shown to be a problem during the recent bad weather. In spite of a programme of works to address surface water during peak rainfall, travel plans and living accommodation continue to be affected. Agamed has been working on the problem since 2012 and their current project to address flooding will be completed in 2017. The programme, in total consists of 45 works at a cost of 4.5 million euros. Of these, 38 have already taken place and during 2017 the remainder are planned to be rolled out at the cost of around a million euros. The removal of flooding ‘black spots’ is being funded by the inhabitants of Torrevieja through their water bills. Some of the most recent works completed have been at San Luis at the junction of la avenida Granados and calle Narciso Yepes. The objective of the work done here has been to provide greater capacity for floodwater to be channelled

underground and avoid the flooding of the CV-905. The recent works were attended by the Mayor, José Manuel Dolón, councillor for works and services, Domingo Soler and a representative from Agamed, José Manuel Nadal. The mayor explained that when plans were first laid out as part of town planning in Torrevieja in 1987 it wasn’t considered important to incorporate plans for the disbursement of flood water. ‘Time has proved it otherwise,’ explained the mayor. ‘The more urbanisations were built the more it was evident that a basic infrastructure was just as important.’ Now the mayor is keen to emphasise that the town council and Agamed are taking very seriously the problems encountered by towns people when there is heavy rain. Work done in parts of the town is already demonstrating benefits and these improvements will continue into 2017. Suzanne O’Connell

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If you're one of those people who can't live without their cup of coffee in the morning then consider growing and producing your own. Growing coffee plants at home is a rewarding experience that will help you learn and appreciate the work involved in producing coffee. It is a very easy plant to take care of and is a great conversation piece, especially during flowering or cherry development. Coffee plants are fairly easy to grow in the home as a potted specimen, but they should be moved outdoors for the summer if possible. They grow best in filtered sunlight, with night temperatures in the lower to mid 60s (15-20°C) and day temperatures of 70°F (21°C) or higher. Rainfall should be plentiful and the weather should switch between heavy rainfall and sunshine to bring the berries to full maturity. The rainfall you can simulate by misting the plants. The type of soil is not too important, but good drainage is a must! Plant them in any good commercial, fast draining potting soil. The soil should be kept on the moist side, but never soggy. Coffee bean plants are easily propagated from seeds. The freshly picked coffee seeds can either be planted immediately or dried for later use. Dried coffee seeds can be used up to a year or more if properly stored. Harvesting your coffee beans Blossom to harvest may cover a period of up to nine months depending on the weather and additional factors. The fruits are red when they ripen in the fall, with a sweet pulp surrounding the beans. The coffee tree's fruit do not all ripen

at one time. In fact, it will have blossoms and berries in various stages of ripening. Only the ripe berries should be picked since green berries will not ripen once picked. After picking, the fruit is removed by soaking, scouring and mechanical rubbing. Then the coffee beans are washed to remove any remaining flesh. This 'fermentation' stage produces beans which are then dried in the sun over large concrete or rock slabs, until they have about 12% water content. Roasting Once you have harvested sufficient beans to brew your first pot of 'home grown' coffee, you will have to roast them. Most of the flavour and aroma that we enjoy in coffee is created by the roasting process. It is possible to roast your own beans in the oven. This method will tend to smoke up the house a bit, and the smell of the burned off chaff will tend to linger in the house for quite some time. The amount and size of beans, as well as your altitude will make a difference in the roasting process, so this is a 'live and learn' process. The beans should be placed in some form of perforated container, such as a steel strainer or

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vegetable steamer. Green coffee beans are heated to between 180°C (356°F) and 240°C (464°F) for 8 to 15 minutes, depending on the degree of roast required. Place them in the preheated 180°C oven for about seven minutes. Then increase the oven temperature to 240°C. After about ten minutes the beans should begin to crackle. As moisture is lost, the beans "pop" audibly rather like popcorn (This timing will depend on the temperature, heat capacity of the oven, and the beans; so keep an eye on them.) When the beans start crackling, mix them up, to promote an even roast.

During the roasting the coffee beans expand to about twice their dry size, crack and change colour from green to brown as oil in the interior is released. It's this oil that gives the different types of coffee their basic flavour. Check their colour every two minutes until they have achieved a colour slightly lighter than the end colour which you desire. (As the beans cool, they will continue roasting). When the beans have completely cooled, store them in an air tight container in the refrigerator - or grind them, brew them and enjoy the freshest coffee you'll ever taste! Now that's a great cup of Coffee! Marc Vijverberg

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Dad’s gone off the rails

I want to go back to work

Dad got a big inheritance last year. He is divorced and single, but he has taken up with this 23 year old - she is a gold digger and is using him. He can’t see it, and we’ve all tried to tell him. She is slowly fleecing him of all his money. He bought her a new Porsche. He’s done stupid things like having cosmetic surgery, and getting his teeth capped. We’ve seen this girl in town with other men, and told Dad, but he won’t have it. Now we hear he is signing over an apartment to her.

When we had our first child, it was decided that as my wife earned more, I would be the one to stay at home and look after the baby. Now my wife says she wants another child - I do too, but she just assumed that I would stay at home as before. I miss working, and although I was happy to be at home raising our first child, I always imagined I would return to work after a few years. I feel as though my life is not worth considering. It’s time to talk your feelings through with your wife. If you’ve never mentioned you miss your work, then she may be under the impression that you are happy to stay at home. Having a family is important, but you need to be a fulfilled individual to make family life work. Have you considered hiring a nanny? It’s not ideal, but many people do this, and it would allow you both to have your careers. That is, unless your wife wants to stay at home this time?

Sadly, there’s very little that you can do. You are seeing that your Dad is being used, but at the end of the day, it’s his life. You have given him a warning, and he has chosen to ignore it. All you can do is tell your Dad that you love him, and all you want for him is to have a relationship with someone who truly loves him. Then, you must back off, and leave him to live his life. WRITE TO SARA IN CONFIDENCE. A PSEUDONYM WILL BE USED IF YOU WISH. SARA READS ALL LETTERS AND CAN GIVE A PERSONAL REPLY. EMAIL YOUR QUESTION TO SARA@COSTABLANCAPEOPLE.COM OR SARA IS AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE CONSULTATIONS, TELEPHONE 650 054 467.


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Visit to HAVANA with Vivalia Travel Havana is the capital city, largest city, province, major port, and leading commercial centre of Cuba making it the largest city by area, the most populous city, and the third largest metropolitan area in the Caribbean region

Havana is the capital city, largest city, province, major port, and leading commercial centre of Cuba making it the largest city by area, the most populous city, and the third largest metropolitan area in the Caribbean region. The city extends mostly westward and southward from the bay, which is entered through a narrow inlet and which divides into three main harbours: Marimelena, Guanabacoa and Atarés. The sluggish Almendares River traverses the city from south to north, entering the Straits of Florida a few miles west of the bay. The city of Havana was founded by the Spanish in the 16th century and due to its strategic location it served as a springboard for the Spanish conquest of the continent, becoming a stopping point for treasure-laden Spanish galleons returning to Spain. Contemporary Havana can essentially be described as three cities in one: Old Havana, Vedado and the newer suburban districts. • Plaza Vieja: a plaza in Old Havana, it was the site of processions, bullfights, and fiestas. • Fortress San Carlos de la Cabaña: a fortress located on the east side of the Havana bay, La Cabaña is the most impressive fortress from colonial times, particularly its walls constructed at the end of the 18th century. • El Capitolio Nacional: built in 1929 as the Senate and House of Representatives, the colossal building is recognizable by its dome which dominates the city's skyline. Inside stands the third largest indoor statue in the world, La Estatua de la República. Nowadays, the Cuban Academy of Sciences headquarters and the Museo Nacional de Historia Natural (the National Museum of Natural History) has its venue within the building and contains the largest natural history collection in the country. • El Morro Castle: is a fortress guarding the entrance to Havana bay; Morro Castle was built because of the threat to the harbor from pirates. • Fortress San Salvador de la Punta: a small fortress built in the 16th century, at the western entry point to the Havana harbour, it played a crucial role in the defence of Havana during the initial centuries of colonisation. It houses some twenty old guns and military antiques. • The Malecon/Sea wall: is the avenue that runs along the north coast of the city, beside the seawall. The Malecón is the most popular avenue of Havana, it is known for its sunsets. • Hotel Nacional de Cuba: an Art Deco National Hotel famous in the 1950s as a gambling and entertainment complex.

• Museo de la Revolución: located in the former Presidential Palace, with the yacht Granma on display behind the museum.

Culture

Havana, by far the leading cultural centre of the country, offers a wide variety of features that range from museums, palaces, public squares, avenues, churches, fortresses (including the largest fortified complex in the Americas dating from the 16th through 18th centuries), ballet and from art and musical festivals to exhibitions of technology. The restoration of Old Havana offered a number of new attractions, including a museum to house relics of the Cuban revolution. The government placed special emphasis on cultural activities, many of which are free or involve only a minimal charge.

Old Havana

Old Havana, (La Habana Vieja in Spanish), contains the core of the original city of Havana, with more than 2,000 hectares it exhibits almost all the Western architectural styles seen in the New World. La Habana Vieja was founded by the Spanish in 1519 in the natural harbor of the Bay of Havana. It became a stopping point for the treasure laden Spanish Galleons on the crossing between the New World and the Old World. In the 17th century it was one of the main shipbuilding centers. The city was built in baroque and neoclassic style.

Tourism

The city has long been a popular attraction for tourists. Between 1915 and 1930, Havana hosted more tourists than any other location in the Caribbean. The influx was due in large part to Cuba's proximity to the United States, where restrictive prohibition on alcohol and other pastimes stood in stark contrast to the island's traditionally relaxed attitude to leisure pursuits. A pamphlet published by E.C. Kropp Co., Milwaukee, WI, between 1921 and 1939 promoting tourism in Havana, Cuba, can be found in the University of Houston Digital Library, Havana, Cuba, The Summer Land of the World, Digital Collection. The traditional sugar industry, upon which the island's economy has been based for three centuries, is centred elsewhere on the island and controls some three-fourths of the export economy. But light manufacturing facilities, meat-packing plants, and chemical and pharmaceutical operations are concentrated in Havana. Other foodprocessing industries are also important, along with shipbuilding, vehicle manufacturing, production of alcoholic beverages (particularly rum), textiles, and tobacco products, particularly the world-famous Habanos cigars.

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PROPERTY BLOG

FIFTY SHADES OF... HOMEOWNERS!

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eeing houses here practically everyday for almost 30 years, means I have physically seen inside, most of the homes in the Ciudad Quesada area. Most times they are regular houses with their own individual characters, but there are times when we get to see a little too much “character,” of a homeowner’s lifestyle! I’ve seen first hand, that not every homeowner looks after their biggest investment. I’ve also seen that not all homeowners live the same! I guess when you think you’ve seen it all, something else opens your eyes a little wider than they were before! When I go on valuation appointments, I can’t stress enough about how important it is to hide your own lifestyle away whilst your property is on the market, so the new buyers can picture themselves living there. Especially if you live, what some would call, an eccentric life! One particular villa we were called out to see, a number of years ago, was owned by a retired, Swiss lady. She showed us around her villa with pride. It was very traditional with dark wooden furniture, but with the right amount of upgrades, it could have been a good investment for the right buyer. After looking around the main house, she then said she had an “underbuild” that we needed to see. This was no regular “underbuild,” I might add. As we went through the door, I could see objects hanging on the walls in the hallway. It stopped me in my tracks, as it took me a few seconds to realize what I was actually looking at. Then the penny dropped… I was staring at whips! No, not “horse” whips! Then as we went further into the room, there were iron rings on the walls, and a mattress on the floor. Well you can imagine the rest – lets just say – Ooh la la! Some people may find this amusing, but for many buyers this can be an instant turn off!

There was another house that we went to see, and their “guest room” looked more like an S & M room, than an inviting place to accommodate family or friends on their holidays! So if you live like “Christian Grey,” then please lock everything away when your house is on the market. Your lifestyle is your own, and sharing it with an unsuspecting buyer, could break the deal before it’s even begun. If you’ve got plans for Valentines, remember your next viewing appointment could be sooner than you’re expecting, so keep everything neatly hidden away, and think the quicker you get your home sold, the quicker you can get back to your own normal lifestyle… whatever normal for you means! For more information and guidance on buying and selling, please contact us and we will send you our FREE ebook or log on to: www.homes4u.es/new-kindle-e-book to request the link. Think property? Think us, because life’s complicated enough! See our advert in the centre pages of this newspaper.www.homes4u.es Rebecca Serwotka – Your favourite local property expert, of Inmobiliaria Real Estate Agents in Ciudad Quesada & published author of “Moving Forward – 25 Essential Rules For Buying & Selling Real Estate Without Going Crazy.” Request your FREE copy today!


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Report warns of Orihuela Mayor adds 14 'demographic crisis' in Spain new councillors The people living in 50 percent of Spain’s villages would fit into half of Madrid, according to a newlyreleased report on population decline. According to the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP) in its paper entitled: ‘Population and depopulation in Spain 2016’, at least 4,000 villages are in imminent danger of disappearing altogether due to what is described as the ongoing ‘demographic haemorrhage’.

Cuenca is joint second, in percentage terms, with Ávila, whilst Ourense (Galicia) is fourth and Ciudad Real (Castilla-La Mancha) fifth, with Teruel tenth. Over half of Spain's villages – 4,955, in fact – have fewer than 1,000 inhabitants and, all counted together, total fewer than 1.5 million people. With Madrid's population sitting at just under 3.2 million, residents in these villages would fit comfortably in half of the capital with room to spare. In terms of actual numbers, over 90 percent of villages in Soria, Burgos (Castilla y León), Ávila, Zamora, Salamanca and Teruel, in that order, have fewer than 1,000 residents. And well over 80 percent of villages in Guadalajara (Castilla-La Mancha), Palencia (Castilla y León), Zaragoza (Aragón), Valladolid (Castilla y León), Segovia, Huesca (Aragón) and Cuenca do not reach four-figure population numbers.

Population plummet The worst-affected provinces are those of Teruel (Aragón), Cuenca (Castilla-La Mancha) and Soria (Castilla y León) – in fact, throughout the region of Aragón itself, some 80 percent of inhabitants live in villages with fewer than 300 residents, the majority of which have as few as 30 on their census. Spain has a total of 8,125 villages declared ‘endangered species’ by the FEMP report and, as a result, the population has gone down in the last year alone in 36 out of the country’s 50 provinces. And since the 1990s, a total of 358 villages have seen their headcount drop to below 100 residents. Aragón, Galicia, Asturias and Castilla y León are the most at-risk regions and, between them, make up around half of mainland Spain. In the case of Castilla y León, six of its provinces are in the top 10 in the country suffering the most from a consistently plummeting population – Zamora, Ávila, León, Segovia, Soria and Salamanca.

Currently, 1,286 villages in Spain have fewer than 100 inhabitants, compared with 928 in the year 2000, and the total population of these 1,286 villages comes to under 75,000 – a figure that would fit in the Valencia province seaside town of Gandia with plenty of space left for more. Even some provincial capitals reflect their wider panorama: Teruel city's complete population would fit into Gandia three times. By contrast, the 143 towns and cities with more than 50,000 inhabitants in Spain make up nearly six million, over half of whom live in Madrid. The FEMP says the depopulation risk is driven by two factors: low birth rates, which have been in continual decline since even before the financial crisis and fell more sharply still with the recession – leading to an ageing population which is not regenerating itself – plus lack of job opportunities in isolated rural areas, meaning those of working age migrate to larger towns and cities.

The Mayor of Orihuela, Emilio Bascuñana, has announced that the government agreement reached between the current Government Team of the Popular Party and Ciudadanos will be formalised with the addition 14 councillors, 25 of which make up the Plenary Councillor. The Mayor who was accompanied by Ciudadanos spokesman Juan Ignacio López-Bas, as well as all of the councillors who make up the new Government Team, said that the move would “bring stability to the government of Orihuela” while he emphasised that is an important step “to bring into effect the agreement that we reached at the beginning of the legislature and that seeks to put the general interests of the people before politics and individuals”. Bascuñana said that after the last municipal elections the government team has found sufficient support thanks to a consensus of opinions. He said that the PP offered its hand to all political groups in order to reach common goals. Emilio Bascunana said: “This agreement reached by the PP and C’s has also served as an example for other municipalities that have also reached a meeting point for the good of the people they represent.” For his part, Councilman Juan Ignacio LópezBas, praised the “willingness of the Mayor and councillors of the PP to count on our group and to be able to assume greater responsibility in the

functions within the areas in which we have actively collaborated in recent months”. Both agreed the joint initiative results in a cohesive and coordinated government group.

2017 Roles and responsibilities -Emilio Bascuñana (Mayor): Institutional Relations / Protocol / Communication. -Rafael Almagro: Human Resources / Treasury / Heritage / Historical Heritage -Francisco Sáez: Recruitment / Internal Regime / Mobile Park. -Mariola Rocamora: Festivities / Citizen Security and Traffic / Commerce Management. -Sabina Galindo: Social Welfare / Citizen Participation / Equality / Transparency. -Begoña Cuartero: Urbanism / Education. -Dámaso Aparicio: Sports / Cleaning Road and Urban Beautification / MSW. -Miguel Ángel Fernández: Environment / Modernization of Administration / Sanitation and Debugging / Industry and Energy. -Sofía Álvarez: Tourism / International Residents / Urban Transport -Noelia Grao: Health / Agriculture / Statistics / Markets. -Víctor Valverde: Pedanías / Rural Development / Employment / Emergencies -Juan Ignacio López-Bas: Infrastructures -Luisa Boné: Beaches / Coordination Services Coast. -Mar Ezcurra: Culture / Youth.


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Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever. (118 mins.) Director: Edward Zwick Stars: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Aldis Hodge, Robert Knepper

A Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess. (124 mins.)

Shepherds & Butchers (2016) 6.8

Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016) 4.6

A lawyer takes on a case of a prison guard in South Africa who is traumatized by the executions heʹs witnessed. (106 mins.) Director: Oliver Schmitz Stars: Andrea Riseborough, Steve Coogan, Garion Dowds, Deon Lotz

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Madea winds up in the middle of mayhem when she spends a haunted Halloween fending off killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls and zombies while keeping a watchful eye on a group of misbehaving teens. (103 mins.) Director: Tyler Perry Stars: Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely, Yousef Erakat

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Little Princess

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Storage Wars Texas

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Hawaii Five-0 Monkey Life Police Force Australia Nothing to Declare A Town Called Eureka NCIS: Los Angeles Hawaii Five-0 NCIS: Los Angeles Futurama Modern Family Futurama The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons MacGyver Blacklist S4b NCIS: Los Angeles Ross Kemp’s Britain The Force: Essex Most Daring Brit Cops: Frontline Crime Hawaii Five-0 RSPCA Animal Rescue RSPCA Animal Rescue RSPCA Animal Rescue Futurama

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In Loving Memory Heartbeat Where the Heart is The Royal Judge Judy Judge Judy Judge Judy A Touch of Frost Heartbeat The Royal Where the Heart is In Loving Memory Rising Damp On the Buses Heartbeat Murder, She Wrote Paul O’Grady: For The Love of Dogs Paul O’Grady: For The Love of Dogs When Ant and Dec Met the Prince A Touch of Frost The Knock Rising Damp ITV3 Nightscreen Teleshopping

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Countdown King of Queens King of Queens King of Queens Everybody Loves Raymond Everybody Loves Raymond Frasier Frasier Frasier Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA Four in a Bed Channel 4 News Four in a Bed Four in a Bed Four in a Bed Four in a Bed Countdown A New Life in the Sun A Place in the Sun Come Dine with Me The Simpsons Hollyoaks Channel 4 News Location, Location, Location No Offence Four Rooms with Sarah Beeny 24 Hours in A and E Live From Abbey Road Classics Walking the Nile Warm Bodies The Changing Room Kirstie’s Fill Your House for Free Hoarder SOS Phil Spencer: Secret Agent

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Bob the Builder

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Little Princess

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Thomas and Friends

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Paw Patrol

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Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom

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Peppa Pig

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Toot the Tiny Tugboat

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The Wright Stuff

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Benefits Britain: Life on the Dole

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Home and Away

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NCIS

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Her Evil Twin

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Home and Away

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Loch Lomond: A Year in the Wild

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GPs: Behind Closed Doors

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Climbing the Property Ladder

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100 Days

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Extraordinary People

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Autopsy: The Last Hours of

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Roots

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Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords

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Genius of the Ancient World

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Super Casino

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Natural World

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Bargain Loving Brits in the Sun

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Horizon

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Ram Raid Britain: Caught on Camera

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Treasures of the Indus

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House Doctor

3.35am

Planet Earth II

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The Great Artists

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This is BBC Four

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Wildlife SOS

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Come Dine with Me

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Gunsmoke

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Come Dine with Me

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The Saint

11.00am

Come Dine with Me

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Quincy, M.E.

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Come Dine with Me

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The Professionals

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Come Dine with Me

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A Place in the Sun

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Ironside

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A Place in the Sun

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Gunsmoke

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Storage Wars Texas

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Time Team

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Snooker

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Storage Wars Texas

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Location, Location, Location

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Storage Wars Texas

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Car S.O.S

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Storage Wars Texas

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FYI Daily

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30 Days of Night

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Our Little Sister

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BURGOS, SANTANDER & LOGROÑO Burgos is a city which has seen the presence of notorious warriors like Napoleon Bonaparte, The Duke of Wellington, and many of the Catholic monarchs. A city which has played a major role in the history of Spain. What a pleasant surprise therefore to find a beautifully built, well preserved old city, with sturdy old stone walls, an ancient city gate, magnificent cathedral and beautiful tree lined walkways along banks of the river Arlanzon. All this sitting below a medieval castle which sits astride the hilltop overlooking the city. As our hotel is based in the centre of the city there will be plenty of time to explore everything on offer. An excursion takes us to the city of Santander, on the northern side of Spain, extending over a wide bay with views over the Cantabrian sea. Its historic quarter includes a group of impressive buildings which are situated against the natural backdrop of sea and mountain. Main attractions are the Cathedral which is one of the oldest buildings in the capital, The Menendez Palayo Stateley Home which has been declared a historic artistic site. Another excursion to Logroño and the Rioja wine country. Logroño is a small city which more than anything is famed for its tapa bars. This is a day of indulgence because immediately after spending the early part of the day sightseeing and trying out the tapas, there is a visit to one of the largest and most famous vineyards and

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bodegas, not just in Rioja country, but in Spain. At the end of an exciting bodega visit, you have the chance to sit on the balcony sipping a glass of Rioja wine whilst surrounded on all sides by the vineyards and mountains of Rioja. This 6 day 5 night excursion is based in a 4* City Centre Hotel on a Bed & Breakfast basis & includes bodega entry. 25 -30 June. ONLY 319€ `per person.

RIBERO DEL DUERO

The historical city of Valladolid is a sizeable town with a population of approximately half a million and under the rule of the Habsburg King Charles III was, for a few years from 1601 to 1606, the capital city of Spain. The Catholic Monarchs Isabel and Ferdinand were married here, Miguel Cervantes, author of Don Quixote, worked here and his former home is now a museum, and Christopher Columbus died here and as a result his home was also converted into a museum.. Now a thriving modern city, with broad avenues, palaces, churches , squares. and plenty of street cafes and bars to rest in and our city centre hotel gives you the ideal base in which to explore this wonderful city.

Valladolid : A city situated

An excursion to the charming little town of Peñafiel which sits on the banks of the River Duero is surrounded by more vineyards than you are ever likely to see in your life. An impressive castle towers over the town. This castle even has its own underground bodega. In Plaza de Coso from

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The Wotwots!

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Lily’s Driftwood Bay

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Pip Ahoy!

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Peppa Pig

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Bob the Builder

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Fireman Sam

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Thomas and Friends

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Noddy: Toyland Detective

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Paw Patrol

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Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom

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Wissper

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Peppa Pig

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Peppa Pig

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Toot the Tiny Tugboat

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NCIS

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Home and Away

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Loch Lomond: A Year in the Wild

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Bargain Loving Brits in the Sun

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Super Casino

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Monkeys Make You Laugh Out Loud

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Violent Assault: Caught on Camera

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House Doctor

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The Great Artists

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Wildlife SOS

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ITV4

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Come Dine with Me

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World Cup Top Goalscorers

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Come Dine with Me

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Gunsmoke

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Come Dine with Me

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The Saint

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Come Dine with Me

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Quincy, M.E.

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Come Dine with Me

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A Place in the Sun

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Ironside

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A Place in the Sun

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Gunsmoke

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Time Team

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Time Team

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Paul Merton’s Secret Stations

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Location, Location, Location

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Car S.O.S.

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The Supervet

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Grand Designs

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Snooker

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Storage Wars Texas

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Storage Wars Texas

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Storage Wars Texas

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Snooker

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FYI Daily

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24 Hours in A and E

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Navy Seals

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24 Hours in A and E

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British Touring Car Crashes and

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ITV4 Nightscreen

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8 Out of 10 Cats

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time to time bullfights are held. The plaza is surrounded by a ramshackle selection of old, mainly wooden houses. Traditionally the balconies on these houses are rented out on bullfighting days to allow the better of to watch the festivities in relative safety. The less well of take their chances standing outside the bar, with the option of rushing into the bar if the bull comes their way. This excursion includes a visit to the Castle and a bodega. In July the nearby town of Sepulveda celebrate their festival of fire. After a day of festivities, all the lights go out at midnight and a torch lit procession through the town completes the days festivities. A wonderful sight to see and a chance to enjoy one of Spains different fiestas. This 5 day 4 night excursion is based in a 3* City Hotel on a Bed & Breakfast basis and includes entry into the Castle & bodega in Peñafiel. 1216 July. ONLY 299€ per person.. These excursions will be accompanied by a well informed English speaking courier who will help you to make the most of your visit. Great value for money and an experience not to be missed.

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Flog it! Trade Secrets Wanted Down Under Revisited Royal Recipes School Swap Victoria Derbyshire BBC Newsroom Live The Daily Politics Cash in the Attic Beat the Brain Landward Italy Unpacked Tropic of Capricorn A Place to Call Home Flog It! Eggheads Great American Railroad Journeys Big Dreams Small Spaces Mastermind Only Connect Birds of Paradise QI Newsnight Further Back in Time for Dinner Francis Bacon: A Brush with Violence The Cult Next Door The War on Loan Sharks This is BBC Two

7.00am 8.00am 9.00am 9.30am 10.00am 11.00am 11.30am 12.00pm 1.00pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 4.00pm 5.00pm 5.30pm 6.00pm 6.30pm 7.00pm 8.00pm 11.15pm 11.45pm 12.45am 1.15am 2.15am 2.30am 3.00am 3.30am 4.00am 6.00am 6.15am 6.30am 6.45am

Football Gold WWE Main Event Premier League Matchpack Premier League Legends One2eleven Barclays Premier League World Premier League Matchpack Football’s Greatest One2eleven Barclays Premier League World Premier League Matchpack Premier League Legends One2eleven Premier League Legends Premier League Legends Premier League Matchpack Barclays Premier League World The Fantasy Football Club Football Barclays Premier League Preview The Fantasy Football Club Barclays Premier League Preview The Fantasy Football Club Super League Highlights Premier League Legends Premier League Legends Premier League Legends The Premier League Years Football Gold Football Gold Football Gold Football Gold

7.00am 7.10am 8.00am 8.30am 9.00am 10.00am 11.00am 12.00pm 2.00pm 3.00pm 4.00pm 5.00pm 6.00pm 6.30pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 12.00am 12.30am 1.00am 2.00am 3.05am 3.35am 4.00am 4.25am 4.55am 5.15am 5.35am

Rude(Ish) Tube Shorts Made in Chelsea Hollyoaks Coach Trip Brooklyn Nine-Nine Rules of Engagement Baby Daddy Charmed How I Met Your Mother The Big Bang Theory Baby Daddy How I Met Your Mother Brooklyn Nine-Nine Brooklyn Nine-Nine The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Hollyoaks Coach Trip The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory This Means War The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Tattoo Fixers Gogglebox Hollyoaks Chewing Gum Chewing Gum Rude Tube Rules of Engagement Rules of Engagement Charmed

Sky Movies Premiere Mojave

8.40am

Jenny’s Wedding

10.20am

The Trust

12.05pm

The Cell

1.55pm 3.45pm

Goat Friend Request

5.30pm

Jenny’s Wedding

7.15pm

The Trust

9.00pm 10.45pm

Friend Request The Cell

12.30am

The Culling

2.00am

Mojave

3.40am

Our Little Sister

7.00am 9.30am 10.25am 11.30am 1.30pm 2.30pm 2.55pm 3.00pm 4.00pm 5.00pm 6.00pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 11.30pm 11.40pm 12.10am 1.10am 4.00am 4.50am

Sky Sports 1

You’ve Been Framed! Gold Who’s Doing the Dishes? The Ellen DeGeneres Show Emmerdale Emmerdale You’ve Been Framed! Gold Psych Scorpion Who’s Doing the Dishes? Emmerdale Emmerdale You’ve Been Framed! Gold The Ellen DeGeneres Show The Jeremy Kyle Show The Jeremy Kyle Show Judge Rinder You’ve Been Framed! Gold You’ve Been Framed! Gold Totally You’ve Been Framed! Two and a Half Men Two and a Half Men Run, Fat Boy, Run Family Guy Family Guy American Dad! American Dad! Ibiza Weekender XXL Teleshopping ITV2 Nightscreen

7.00am

ITV1

6.00am

Avengers: Age of Ultron Special

6.30am

Fast and Furious 7 Special

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

Hawaii Five-0 Nothing to Declare Monkey Life Police Force Australia Nothing to Declare A Town Called Eureka NCIS: Los Angeles Hawaii Five-0 NCIS: Los Angeles Futurama Modern Family Futurama The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons Modern Family A League of Their Own Blacklist Nr Ross Kemp Most Daring Brit Cops: Frontline Crime Hawaii Five-0 RSPCA Animal Rescue RSPCA Animal Rescue RSPCA Animal Rescue Futurama

7.00am 7.25am 8.25am 9.30am 10.35am 11.00am 11.30am 11.55am 2.05pm 3.05pm 4.10pm 5.20pm 5.50pm 6.20pm 6.55pm 7.55pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 12.00am 1.30am 2.30am 2.35am 3.40am 5.30am 6.25am 6.50am

In Loving Memory Heartbeat Where the Heart is The Royal Judge Judy Judge Judy Judge Judy Inspector Morse Heartbeat The Royal Where the Heart is In Loving Memory Rising Damp On the Buses Heartbeat Murder, She Wrote Doc Martin Agatha Christie’s Marple Blue Murder Captain Corelli’s Mandolin FYI Daily Captain Corelli’s Mandolin Inspector Morse Rory Bremner’s Great British Views On the Buses ITV3 Nightscreen

E4

SOAP UPDATE Eastenders - The pressure builds for one Walford couple. Michelle reaches out to Bex. Emmerdale - There is a change for Ashley. Rhona gets a shock. Priya makes a decision.

Coronation Street - Is Daniel playing with fire? Rosie digs herself in deeper. Bethany ditches school for a new project. Chesney takes the fight to Daniel. Adam makes a deal with Rosie. Bethany gets a confidence boost.

Good Morning Britain Lorraine The Jeremy Kyle Show This Morning Loose Women ITV Lunchtime News ITV News London Judge Rinder James Martin’s French Adventure Tipping Point The Chase ITV News London ITV Evening News Emmerdale Coronation Street The Cruise Coronation Street Piers Morgan’s Life Stories ITV News at Ten and Weather ITV News London Fishing Impossible The Wine Show Jackpot247 Freeze Out ITV Nightscreen

Channel 4 7.00am 7.45am 8.10am 8.35am 9.00am 9.30am 10.00am 10.30am 11.30am 12.30pm 1.00pm 1.05pm 1.35pm 2.05pm 2.40pm 3.10pm 4.00pm 5.00pm 6.00pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.05am 12.40am 1.40am 2.25am 4.10am 5.05am 5.45am 6.00am 6.55am

Countdown King of Queens King of Queens King of Queens Everybody Loves Raymond Everybody Loves Raymond Frasier Frasier Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA Four in a Bed Channel 4 News Four in a Bed Four in a Bed Four in a Bed Four in a Bed Countdown A New Life in the Sun A Place in the Sun Come Dine with Me The Simpsons Hollyoaks Channel 4 News Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown The Last Leg The Fake News Show First Dates Hotel Virtually Famous Sinister No Offence Shipping Wars Kirstie’s Fill Your House for Free Phil: Secret Agent Down Under King of Queens

BBC 4 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm

Channel 5 7.00am

The Wotwots!

7.10am

Lily’s Driftwood Bay

7.20am

Pip Ahoy!

7.30am

Peppa Pig

7.35am

Peppa Pig

7.40am

Bob the Builder

7.55am

Little Princess

8.05am

Fireman Sam

8.20am

Thomas and Friends

8.35am

Noddy: Toyland Detective

8.50am

Paw Patrol

9.00am

Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom

9.15am

Wissper

9.25am

Peppa Pig

9.35am

Peppa Pig

9.50am

Toot the Tiny Tugboat

10.00am

Toby’s Travelling Circus

10.15am

The Wright Stuff

12.15pm

Cowboy Builders and Bodge Jobs

1.10pm

5 News Lunchtime

1.15pm

Benefit House: Me and My 26 Kids

2.15pm

Home and Away

2.45pm

Neighbours

3.20pm

NCIS

4.20pm

A Teacher’s Obsession

6.00pm

5 News at 5

6.30pm

Neighbours

7.00pm

Home and Away

7.30pm

5 News Tonight

8.00pm

Loch Lomond: A Year in the Wild

3.30am 4.30am

World News Today Top of the Pops The Good Old Days Arena Girl in a Band: Tales From the Rock ‘N’ Roll Front Line Girls in Bands at the BBC Top of the Pops Arena Girl in a Band: Tales From the Rock ‘N’ Roll Front Line Girls in Bands at the BBC This is BBC Four

9.55am

Come Dine with Me

7.00am

10.35am

Come Dine with Me

7.10am

Gunsmoke

11.00am

Come Dine with Me

8.15am

The Saint

11.30am

Come Dine with Me

9.20am

Quincy, M.E.

12.05pm

Come Dine with Me

10.25am

The Professionals

12.35pm

A Place in the Sun

11.25am

Ironside

1.35pm

A Place in the Sun

12.35pm

Gunsmoke

2.40pm

Time Team

3.45pm

Time Team

12.00am 1.00am 1.30am 2.30am

ITV3

9.00pm

Celebrity Carry on Barging

10.00pm

Cruising with Jane McDonald

11.00pm

When Live TV Goes Horribly Wrong

1.00am

Super Casino

4.10am

Heists

5.00am

The Cars That Made Britain Great

5.45am

House Doctor

6.10am

The Great Artists

6.35am

Wildlife SOS

Sporting Funnies

More 4

4.50pm

Grand Designs

5.55pm

Location, Location, Location

6.55pm

Car S.O.S

7.55pm

The Supervet

8.55pm

Grand Designs

ITV4

1.45pm

Snooker

6.15pm

Storage Wars Texas

6.50pm

Storage Wars Texas

7.15pm

Storage Wars Texas

7.45pm

Snooker

12.15am

Above the Law

10.00pm

The Tourist

1.15am

FYI Daily

12.00am

24 Hours in A and E

1.20am

Above the Law

1.05am

Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA

2.15am

The Saint

2.05am

Grand Designs

3.25am

Tommy Cooper

3.05am

24 Hours in A and E

3.55am

ITV4 Nightscreen

4.15am

8 Out of 10 Cats

4.00am

Teleshopping

movie PICK Run Fat Boy Run - ITV2 - 10.00 pm Romantic comedy. Five years after jilting his pregnant fiancee Libby, Dennis Doyle realises that he may have made a terrible mistake. When he discovers that the suave new man in Libby's life is about to run a marathon, Dennis foolishly decides to enter the same race in a bid to impress both his ex and their son Jake. Best friend Gordon and eccentric landlord Mr Ghoshdashtidar lend a hand with training, but with only three weeks until race day, lazy Dennis will need all the help he can get - especially when he discovers his love rival's plans to marry Libby.

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Television: Sat. 11th Feb. BBC1

BBC2

7.00am

Breakfast

7.30am

11.00am

Saturday Kitchen Live

9.10am

The Lavender Hill Mob

12.30pm

The Best Dishes Ever

10.30am

Coast

1.00pm

Football Focus

11.00am

Britain’s Secret Seas

2.00pm

BBC News

12.00pm

Homes Under the Hammer

2.15pm

Nitro Athletics

1.00pm

A Cook Abroad

3.00pm

Bargain Hunt

2.00pm

Quo Vadis

3.30pm

Shrek 2

4.45pm

Flog It!

4.55pm

BBC News

5.30pm

Final Score

Magic Town

6.30pm

Mastermind

7.00pm

University Challenge

7.30pm

Only Connect

8.00pm

Welcome to Hull - City of Culture 2017

8.30pm

George III - The Genius of The Mad King

5.05pm

Regional News and Weather

5.15pm

Six Nations Rugby Union

7.55pm

Let it Shine

8.55pm

Casualty

9.45pm

Let It Shine - The Results

10.15pm

Taboo

11.15pm

BBC News

9.30pm

Dad’s Army

11.30pm

Match of the Day

10.00pm

Terry Pratchett - Back in Black

12.55am

This Country

10.50pm

QI XL

1.20am

Passion

11.35pm

Behind the Candelabra

3.00am

Weather for the Week Ahead

1.30am

A Royal Affair

3.05am

BBC News

3.40am

ITV2 7.00am 7.15am 9.45am 12.15pm 1.15pm 2.35pm 3.10pm 4.10pm 4.15pm 5.00pm 6.00pm 6.05pm 7.05pm 8.05pm 8.10pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 11.05pm 12.05am 12.35am 1.05am 1.35am 2.05am 2.30am 3.25am 3.50am 6.50am

Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records Emmerdale Omnibus Coronation Street Omnibus Ninja Warrior UK Take Me Out You’ve Been Framed! Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium FYI Daily Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium Snow Dogs FYI Daily Snow Dogs Evan Almighty FYI Daily Evan Almighty Scorpion Shaun of the Dead FYI Daily Shaun of the Dead Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy American Dad! American Dad! Release the Hounds Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records Teleshopping ITV2 Nightscreen

Jenny’s Wedding

8.40am

The Trust

10.15am

The Cell

12.00pm

Mojave

1.45pm

The Angry Birds Movie

3.35pm

Friend Request

5.20pm

Jenny’s Wedding

7.10pm

The Cell

9.00pm

The Angry Birds Movie

10.45pm

Friend Request

12.30am

The Culling

2.05am

Mojave

3.55am

The Trust

5.45am

Pitch Perfect 2 Special

6.15am

Avengers: Age of Ultron Special

6.45am

The Top Ten Show 2017

This is BBC Two

ITV1 7.00am 7.20am 7.45am 7.55am 8.00am 8.05am 8.30am 8.35am 8.50am 9.10am 9.30am 10.05am 10.25am 11.25am 12.25pm 12.55pm 1.00pm 2.30pm 5.30pm 6.30pm 6.45pm 7.00pm 8.00pm 9.00pm 10.20pm 11.20pm 11.35pm 1.40am 4.00am 4.50am

Sky Sports 1 7.00am 7.15am 7.30am 7.45am 8.00am 8.30am 9.00am 9.30am 10.00am 11.00am 12.30pm 4.00pm 6.15pm 9.00pm 9.30pm 11.30pm 12.30am 1.00am 1.30am 2.00am 2.30am 3.00am 3.30am 4.00am 4.30am 5.00am 5.30am 6.00am 6.30am

Football Gold Football Gold Football Gold Football Gold Premier League Legends Premier League Legends Sporting Records Barclays Premier League Preview The Fantasy Football Club Soccer A.M. Football Gillette Soccer Saturday Football EFL Goals Nissan Game of the Day Nissan Match Choice Football Football Football Football Football Football Football Football Football Football Football Football Football

7.00am 7.20am 7.45am 8.35am 9.35am 10.35am 11.30am 1.30pm 2.30pm 3.30pm 4.00pm 4.30pm 5.00pm 5.30pm 6.00pm 6.30pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 12.30am 1.35am 2.40am 3.35am 4.05am 4.30am 5.10am 5.35am 5.55am

Rude(Ish) Tube Rude(Ish) Tube Young and Hungry Melissa and Joey Baby Daddy The Goldbergs Hop How I Met Your Mother Young and Hungry The Goldbergs The Goldbergs The Goldbergs The Goldbergs The Goldbergs Brooklyn Nine-Nine The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Bridesmaids Gogglebox Gogglebox Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The Inbetweeners The Inbetweeners Virtually Famous Rude(Ish) Tube Rude(Ish) Tube Revenge

Sky Movies Premiere 7.00am

CostaBlancaPeople 7th - 13th February 2017

Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids Dino Dan: Trek’s Adventures Sooty Share a Story Oddbods Thunderbirds are Go. Up From the Depths Scrambled! Mr. Bean Horrid Henry Teen Titans Go! Bear Grylls Survival School Adventure Time Alphabetical Guess This House River Monsters ITV News and Weather Dance Dance Dance Rugby Tipping Point ITV News London ITV News and Weather You’ve Been Framed! Ninja Warrior UK The Voice UK Through the Keyhole ITV News and Weather The Bourne Ultimatum Jackpot247 Who’s Doing the Dishes? ITV Nightscreen

Sky 1 7.00am 8.00am 8.30am 9.00am 10.00am 11.00am 12.30pm 1.00pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.30pm 4.00pm 4.30pm 5.00pm 5.30pm 6.00pm 7.00pm 8.00pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 12.00am 1.00am 2.00am 3.00am 3.30am 4.00am 4.30am 5.00am 6.00am

Ashley Banjo’s Big Town Dance Monkey Business Futurama The Big Spell Fantasy Football Club 2016/17 Soccer a.M 2016/17 What’s Up Portrait Artist of the Year 2017 Futurama Futurama Modern Family Modern Family Modern Family Modern Family Modern Family The Great Wall Film Special Supergirl The Flash MacGyver NCIS: Los Angeles Beverly Hills Cop II DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Arrow Duck Quacks Don’t Echo Police Force Australia Police Force Australia Police Force Australia Police Force Australia Stop, Search, Seize Road Wars

7.00am

On the Buses

7.25am

Murder, She Wrote

8.20am

Murder, She Wrote

E4

Channel 4

Murder, She Wrote

10.25am

The Sign of Four

12.40pm

Columbo

2.45pm

Agatha Christie’s Marple

4.55pm

Lewis

6.55pm

Midsomer Murders

9.00pm

Doc Martin

10.00pm

Midsomer Murders

12.00am

Lewis

2.00am

Blue Murder

2.55am

ITV3 Nightscreen

3.30am

Teleshopping

Channel 5

7.20am

King of Queens

7.00am

7.45am

King of Queens

7.05am

Milkshake! Bop Box

8.10am

Everybody Loves Raymond

7.10am

Peppa Pig

8.35am

Everybody Loves Raymond

7.15am

Wanda and the Alien

9.00am

Everybody Loves Raymond

7.25am

Bob the Builder

9.25am

Frasier

7.35am

Angelina Ballerina

9.55am

Frasier

7.50am

Zack and Quack

10.25am

The Big Bang Theory

8.05am

Seaside Antics

10.55am

The Big Bang Theory

8.10am

Fireman Sam

11.20am

The Big Bang Theory

8.20am

Pip Ahoy!

11.50am

The Simpsons

8.30am

Little Princess

12.20pm

The Simpsons

8.45am

Paw Patrol

12.55pm

Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast

9.00am

Blaze and the Monster Machines

1.55pm

Come Dine with Me

9.25am

Noddy in Toyland

2.25pm

Come Dine with Me

2.55pm

Come Dine with Me

3.30pm

Come Dine with Me

4.00pm

Come Dine with Me

4.30pm

A Place in the Sun

5.35pm

Location, Location, Location

6.35pm

Grand Designs

7.30pm

Channel 4 News

8.00pm

Penelope Keith’s Hidden Villages

9.00pm

Great Canal Journeys

10.00pm

2 Guns

12.10am

Riddick

2.15am

The Last Leg

3.10am

Hollyoaks Omnibus

5.15am

Building the Dream

6.05am

Jamie’s Comfort Food

6.20am

Phil: Secret Agent Down Under

BBC 4

Milkshake Monkey

9.40am

Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom

9.55am

Shimmer and Shine

10.20am

Peppa Pig

10.30am

Peppa Pig

10.40am

Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom

10.55am

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

11.20am

Access

11.30am

Police Interceptors

12.00pm

Police Interceptors

1.00pm

Police Interceptors

2.00pm

Benefits: Can’t Work, Won’t Work

3.00pm

Benefits

4.00pm

The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door

5.00pm

The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door

6.00pm

Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords

7.00pm

Can’t Pay? We’ll Take it Away!

8.00pm

NCIS: Los Angeles

9.00pm

NCIS

9.55pm

5 News Weekend

10.00pm

Football on 5

11.00pm

Football on 5

8.00pm

Natural World

9.00pm

A303: Highway to the Sun

10.00pm

Treasures of Ancient Egypt

11.00pm

The Young Montalbano

1.00am

Super Casino

12.45am

Top of the Pops

4.10am

Against All Flags

1.20am

Top of the Pops

5.40am

Access

1.50am

The Joy of Disco

5.50am

House Doctor

2.50am

Boogie Fever: A TOTP2 Disco Special

6.15am

Nick’s Quest

4.20am

Sounds of the 70s

6.40am

Angels of Jarm

4.50am

This is BBC Four

6.50am

Roary the Racing Car

9.55am 10.35am 11.00am 11.30am 12.05pm 12.35pm 1.35pm 2.40pm 3.45pm 4.20pm 4.50pm 5.20pm 5.50pm 6.25pm 6.55pm 7.25pm 7.55pm 8.25pm 8.55pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.15am 1.20am 2.20am 3.25am

Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me Homes by the Sea Location, Location, Location Coast v Country Four in a Bed Four in a Bed Four in a Bed Four in a Bed Four in a Bed Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me Secret History Catching a Killer: Crocodile Tears True Stories 24 Hours in A and E 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown Catching a Killer: Crocodile Tears True Stories

7.00am 8.00am 9.00am 10.00am 11.00am 12.05pm 1.05pm 1.35pm 2.05pm 2.30pm 5.00pm 6.05pm 6.10pm 7.10pm 7.45pm 12.15am 1.15am 1.20am 2.25am 3.30am 3.45am 4.00am

The Professionals The Professionals Quincy, M.E. Bundesliga ITV Racing: The Opening Show The Professionals Storage Wars Texas Storage Wars Texas Storage Wars ITV Racing: Live from Newbury Every Which Way But Loose FYI Daily Every Which Way But Loose Storage Wars Snooker Mars Attacks! FYI Daily Mars Attacks! The Wine Show Sporting Funnies ITV4 Nightscreen Teleshopping

ITV3

9.15am

www.costablancapeople.com

11.30pm

World’s Biggest Diamond Heist

12.30am

Police Interceptors

More 4

ITV4


www.costablancapeople.com

BBC1 7.00am 8.30am 10.00am 11.00am 12.00pm 1.15pm 2.00pm 2.15pm 3.15pm 6.00pm 6.35pm 6.50pm 7.00pm 8.00pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 12.00am 12.20am 12.30am 1.10am 1.55am 2.35am 2.40am

Breakfast Match of the Day The Andrew Marr Show The Big Questions Sunday Politics Bargain Hunt BBC News Spy in the Wild Six Nations Rugby Union Songs of Praise BBC News Regional News and Weather The Big Painting Challenge Countryfile Winter Special Call the Midwife The British Academy Film Awards 2017 BBC News Regional News and Weather American High School Celebrity Apprentice USA Celebrity Apprentice USA Weather for the Week Ahead BBC News

BBC2 7.00am 7.45am 8.45am 9.15am 9.45am 10.45am 12.15pm 12.45pm 1.15pm 2.00pm 3.00pm 4.40pm 5.10pm 6.00pm 6.45pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.00am 12.45am 1.15am 2.50am 3.50am 4.50am

ITV2 7.00am 7.25am 10.10am 12.40pm 2.00pm 2.05pm 2.40pm 3.00pm 3.15pm 3.30pm 3.50pm 4.50pm 4.55pm 6.10pm 7.10pm 7.15pm 8.00pm 9.00pm 9.05pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 11.30pm 12.00am 12.30am 1.00am 1.30am 2.00am 2.30am 3.20am 6.50am

You’ve Been Framed! Emmerdale Omnibus Coronation Street Omnibus The Voice UK 2awesome Guidance Fame High Third Wheel Third Wheel La Story The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement FYI Daily The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement The Haunted Mansion FYI Daily The Haunted Mansion Coyote Ugly FYI Daily Coyote Ugly Ibiza Weekender Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy American Dad! American Dad! The Cleveland Show The Cleveland Show Ibiza Weekender Teleshopping ITV2 Nightscreen

Mojave

8.40am

Jenny’s Wedding

10.25am

The Cell

12.10pm

The Angry Birds Movie

1.55pm

Miracles From Heaven

3.55pm

Friend Request

5.35pm

The Trust

7.15pm

The Angry Birds Movie

9.00pm

Miracles From Heaven

11.00pm

Friend Request

12.45am

Mojave

2.35am

The Culling

4.10am

The Cell

6.00am

Fast and Furious 7 Special

6.30am

Pitch Perfect 2 Special

A to Z of TV Gardening Big Dreams Small Spaces An Island Parish The Edible Garden Countryfile Saturday Kitchen Best Bites Nigel Slater’s Dish of the Day Nigellissima MOTD2 Extra Nitro Athletics The Winslow Boy Money for Nothing Flog It! Ski Sunday Catch Me If You Can Dragons’ Den Special Forces - Ultimate Hell Week Match of the Day 2 Live at the Apollo Women’s Six Nations Highlights All Good Things Question Time Holby City This is BBC Two

ITV1 7.00am 7.20am 7.45am 7.55am 8.00am 8.05am 8.30am 8.35am 8.50am 9.20am 9.45am 10.05am 10.25am 10.30am 11.00am 12.00pm 12.30pm 1.30pm 1.40pm 4.05pm 4.50pm 5.50pm 7.00pm 7.10pm 7.30pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 11.20pm 1.15am 4.00am 4.50am 6.05am

Sky Sports 1 7.00am 7.30am 8.00am 8.30am 9.00am 9.30am 10.00am 11.30am 1.30pm 4.30pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 8.40pm 10.40pm 10.50pm 11.00pm 11.30pm 12.00am 12.30am 1.30am 2.00am 2.30am 3.00am 3.30am 4.00am 4.15am 4.30am 4.45am 5.00am 5.30am 6.00am 6.30am

Football Football Football Football Football Football The Sunday Supplement Goals on Sunday Live Nissan Super Sunday Live Nissan Super Sunday EFL Goals Spanish Football Gold Football Spanish Football Gold Spanish Football Gold Pl Match Highlights Pl Match Highlights Scottish Cup Football Goals on Sunday Pl Match Highlights Pl Match Highlights Scottish Cup Football Pl Match Highlights Pl Match Highlights One2eleven One2eleven One2eleven One2eleven Pl Match Highlights Pl Match Highlights Pl Match Highlights Pl Match Highlights

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Rude(Ish) Tube How I Met Your Mother How I Met Your Mother Melissa and Joey Melissa and Joey Baby Daddy Baby Daddy The Goldbergs Hollyoaks Omnibus Coach Trip Coach Trip Coach Trip Coach Trip Coach Trip The Jump The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Men in Black Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Your Highness Tattoo Fixers The Inbetweeners The Inbetweeners Gogglebox Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Hollyoaks Omnibus

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The Aquabats! Super Show! Dino Dan: Trek’s Adventures Sooty Share a Story Oddbods Thunderbirds are Go. Up From the Depths Scrambled! Mr. Bean Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors Horrid Henry Teen Titans Go! Adventure Time ITV News Countrywise Peston on Sunday Gino’s Italian Escape: Hidden Italy Chopping Block ITV News and Weather Poirot: Murder on the Orient Express All Star Family Fortunes Ninja Warrior UK The Voice UK ITV News London ITV News and Weather Dance Dance Dance Lion Country: Night and Day The Good Karma Hospital ITV News and Weather Rugby Jackpot247 Chopping Block ITV Nightscreen The Jeremy Kyle Show

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

The Hour of Power Futurama Supergirl The Flash WWE Raw The Lego Batman Movie Special Futurama Modern Family The Simpsons The Big Spell The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons Freddie Down Under Hawaii Five-0 150th Ep NCIS: Los Angeles MacGyver The Force: Essex Air Ambulance Police Force Australia Police Force Australia Police Force Australia Police Force Australia Stop, Search, Seize Road Wars

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On the Buses Murder, She Wrote Murder, She Wrote Heartbeat Heartbeat The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes Columbo Carry on Matron FYI Daily Carry on Matron Wycliffe This Time Next Year Midsomer Murders Tonight at the London Palladium Birds of a Feather Joanna Lumley: The Search for Noah’s Ark A Touch of Frost A Touch of Frost May the Best House Win May the Best House Win On the Buses ITV3 Nightscreen

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King of Queens

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King of Queens

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Everybody Loves Raymond

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Everybody Loves Raymond

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Everybody Loves Raymond

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Frasier

10.00am

Frasier

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Sunday Brunch

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The Simpsons

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The Simpsons

2.30pm

George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces

3.35pm

A Place in the Sun

4.40pm

Location, Location, Location

5.45pm

Channel 4 News

6.15pm

Mrs. Doubtfire

8.30pm

The Jump

10.00pm

Homeland

11.05pm

8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

12.00am

127 Hours

1.50am

How to Get Fit Fast

2.40am

I Do at 92

3.35am

Hoarder SOS

4.25am

Building the Dream

5.15am

Phil: Secret Agent Down Under

6.05am

Phil: Secret Agent Down Under

8.00pm

Wagner’s Ring Cycle

BBC 4 10.35pm

James May at the Edge of Space

11.05pm

The Sky at Night

11.35pm

The Horizon Guide to Space Shuttles

12.35am

British History’s Biggest Fibs

1.35am

Michael Grade’s History

2.35am

Len Goodman’s Big Band Bonanza

3.35am

Horizon

4.35am

This is BBC Four

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Building the Dream Coastal Walks with My Dog Vet on the Hill Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me Four in a Bed Four in a Bed Four in a Bed Four in a Bed Four in a Bed Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me Car S.O.S Father Ted Father Ted Lee Mack The Big Fat Quiz of Everything 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown Father Ted Father Ted Car S.O.S

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Milkshake Monkey Milkshake! Bop Box Peppa Pig Wanda and the Alien Bob the Builder Angelina Ballerina Zack and Quack Seaside Antics Fireman Sam Pip Ahoy! Little Princess Paw Patrol Blaze and the Monster Machines Noddy in Toyland Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom Shimmer and Shine Peppa Pig Peppa Pig Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Football on 5 Football on 5 Police Interceptors Police Interceptors Police Interceptors Police Interceptors: Smash and Grab Special The Medallion 5 News The Medallion The Last Airbender 5 News The Last Airbender Magic Makes You Laugh Out Loud 5 News Weekend On Benefits Autopsy: The Last Hours of Amy Winehouse All New Most Shocking Moments in Pop 2 Super Casino Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh World’s Most Pampered Pets House Doctor Nick’s Quest Angels of Jarm Roary the Racing Car

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I Want That Car

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Ironside

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Quincy, M.E.

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The Saint

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Shed and Buried

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Snooker

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Storage Wars

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The Snooker Mavericks

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Snooker

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Out for Justice

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FYI Daily

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Out for Justice

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Hell on Wheels

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I Want That Car

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Breakfast Countryfile Winter Diaries Homes Under the Hammer Wanted Down Under Revisited Oxford Street Revealed Bargain Hunt BBC News at One Regional News and Weather Doctors Father Brown Escape to the Country The Farmers’ Country Showdown Antiques Road Trip Pointless BBC News at Six Regional News and Weather The One Show Inside Out EastEnders Panorama New Tricks BBC News at Ten Regional News and Weather Have I Got a Bit More Old News for You The Graham Norton Show Weather for the Week Ahead BBC News

BBC2 7.00am 7.30am 8.15am 9.00am 10.00am 12.00pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.30pm 4.30pm 5.20pm 6.15pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 9.00pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 11.30pm 12.15am 1.15am 2.15am 3.10am 4.10am

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You’ve Been Framed! Who’s Doing the Dishes? The Ellen DeGeneres Show Emmerdale Coronation Street Psych Scorpion Who’s Doing the Dishes? Emmerdale Coronation Street The Ellen DeGeneres Show The Jeremy Kyle Show Judge Rinder You’ve Been Framed! Two and a Half Men Two and a Half Men Family Guy The Great Indoors American Dad! American Dad! Family Guy Family Guy The Cleveland Show The Cleveland Show Two and a Half Men The Great Indoors Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records Teleshopping ITV2 Nightscreen

Jenny’s Wedding

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Miracles From Heaven

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The Angry Birds Movie

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The Cell

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Mojave

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The Landlord

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Miracles From Heaven

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Friend Request

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The Angry Birds Movie

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The Landlord

12.30am

Friend Request

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Jenny’s Wedding

3.50am

The Cell

5.45am

The Lego Batman Movie: Special

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Everest: Special

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Football Gold WWE Raw Goals on Sunday Football Football’s Greatest The Premier League Years Football Scottish Cup Football Premier League Legends One2eleven Football Scottish Cup Football Premier League Gold Scottish Cup Football Soccer AM: The Best Bits 2016/17 Football Scottish Cup Football One2eleven Football Gold Football MNF Highlights Premier League Legends Scottish Cup Football Football Gold Premier League Legends One2eleven One2eleven One2eleven Football MNF Highlights Premier League Legends

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Rude(Ish) Tube Shorts Made in Chelsea Hollyoaks Coach Trip Rude(Ish) Tube Brooklyn Nine-Nine Rules of Engagement Charmed The Big Bang Theory Baby Daddy Baby Daddy How I Met Your Mother How I Met Your Mother Brooklyn Nine-Nine Brooklyn Nine-Nine The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Hollyoaks Coach Trip Knight and Day Celebs Go Dating First Dates Abroad The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Celebs Go Dating Tattoo Fixers Hollyoaks First Dates Abroad Rules of Engagement Rules of Engagement Charmed

Good Morning Britain Lorraine The Jeremy Kyle Show This Morning Loose Women ITV Lunchtime News ITV News London Judge Rinder James Martin’s French Adventure Tipping Point The Chase ITV News London ITV Evening News Emmerdale Coronation Street The Martin Lewis Money Show Coronation Street The Halcyon ITV News at Ten and Weather ITV News London Peston on Sunday Through the Keyhole Jackpot247 The Jeremy Kyle Show ITV Nightscreen The Jeremy Kyle Show

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Countdown

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King of Queens

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Lily’s Driftwood Bay

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King of Queens

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Pip Ahoy!

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King of Queens

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Peppa Pig

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Everybody Loves Raymond

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Peppa Pig

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Everybody Loves Raymond

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Bob the Builder

10.05am

Frasier

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Little Princess

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Frasier

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Fireman Sam

11.05am

Undercover Boss USA

8.20am

Thomas and Friends

12.00pm

Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA

8.30am

Milkshake Monkey

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Channel 4 News

8.35am

Noddy: Toyland Detective

1.05pm

A New Life in the Sun

8.50am

Paw Patrol

2.05pm

Find it, Fix it, Flog it

9.00am

Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom

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Countdown

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Digby Dragon

4.00pm

Fifteen to One

9.30am

Peppa Pig

5.00pm

A Place in the Sun

9.40am

Peppa Pig

6.00pm

Come Dine with Me

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Wissper

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The Simpsons

10.00am

Toot the Tiny Tugboat

7.30pm

Hollyoaks

10.15am

The Wright Stuff

8.00pm

Channel 4 News

12.15pm

GPs: Behind Closed Doors

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Dispatches

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5 News Lunchtime

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Food Unwrapped

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The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door

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First Dates

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Home and Away

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The Wedding Day

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Neighbours

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Hawaii Five-0 Hawaii Five-0 Monkey Life Monkey Life Police Force Australia Police Force Australia Nothing to Declare Nothing to Declare A Town Called Eureka NCIS: Los Angeles Hawaii Five-0 Hawaii Five-0 NCIS: Los Angeles Futurama Egg Drop Modern Family Futurama Futurama The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons Duck Quacks Don’t Echo Star Trek: Generations Blacklist Nr A League of Their Own The Force: Essex Most Daring Hawaii Five-0 RSPCA Animal Rescue RSPCA Animal Rescue RSPCA Animal Rescue Futurama

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My Millionaire Dads and Me

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NCIS

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Parenting for Idiots

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False Pretences

2.05am

60 Days in Jail

6.00pm

5 News at 5

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There’s Something About Romcoms

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Neighbours

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Building the Dream

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Home and Away

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Phil: Secret Agent Down Under

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5 News Tonight

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Phil: Secret Agent Down Under

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World Rally Championship 2017

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Winter Road Rescue

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The Railways That Built Britain,

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Hercules

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5 News

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Hercules

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Beware: Grand Theft Britain

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Police Interceptors

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In Loving Memory Heartbeat Where the Heart is The Royal Judge Judy Judge Judy Judge Judy Inspector Morse Heartbeat The Royal Where the Heart is In Loving Memory Rising Damp On the Buses Heartbeat Murder, She Wrote Doc Martin Long Lost Family The Bletchley Circle Prime Suspect The Knock ITV3 Nightscreen Teleshopping

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Come Dine with Me

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Come Dine with Me

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Come Dine with Me

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Caught in the Act

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House Doctor

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The Great Artists

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Wildlife SOS

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A Place in the Sun

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A Place in the Sun

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Time Team

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Time Team

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Great Canal Journeys

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Location, Location, Location

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Car S.O.S

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The Supervet

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Grand Designs

10.00pm

Vet on the Hill

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24 Hours in A and E

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999: What’s Your Emergency?

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Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA

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Vet on the Hill

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999: What’s Your Emergency?

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Economic growth Strong growth last year has resulted in the Spanish economy coming close to pre-crisis levels. It comes after Mariano Rajoy put the economy and job creation at the heart of his policies. The Spanish economy is close to precrisis levels after growing by 3.2 percent last year, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INE). It was the third consecutive year of strong growth and was in line with the government’s

expectations. It comes after Mariano Rajoy put commerce and employment at the centre of the governments focus, pledging to recover the losses of the financial meltdown and return to precrisis gross domestic product levels. The INE said that GDP grew by 0.7 percent in the fourth quarter, the same as in the period from July to September.

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Cancer cases in Spain jumps Cancer cases are increasing in Spain – and in most other countries – spurred largely by the fact that people are living longer. Figures released last week by Miguel Martín, president of the Spanish Society of Medical Oncology (SEOM), show that in 2015 there were nearly 248,000 newly diagnosed cases, representing a rise of almost 15 percent from 2012. The figure also overshoots the SEOM’s own forecast for 2020 by

about 1,000 cases. The data show that one out of every two men and one out of every three women will have cancer at some point in their lives, said Martín. This proportion is already a reality: of the 247,771 cases – according to the best available estimates – diagnosed cases in 2015, close to 149,000 (representing 60 percent) were men. There are several causes for this: genetic,

biological (due to different hormones and organs) and behavioral, said the SEOM president. And men’s higher consumption of alcohol and tobacco increases their risk factors. “Yet more than half of them will be cured,” added Martín to illustrate the huge progress made in the field of cancer treatment. However, not all types of tumors have benefited equally from the medical advances. Of the 28,000 cases of lung cancer diagnosed each year, around 21,000 result in death. In contrast, there are around 27,000 new cases of breast cancer annually, and 6,200 fatalities, underscoring the greater therapeutic options in the latter case. The most common types of tumors in Spain are bowel cancer (41,000 cases a year), prostate cancer (33,000), lung cancer (28,000), breast cancer (27,000) and bladder cancer (21,000). Globally, the most common cancers are lung, breast, bowel, prostate and stomach.

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Edward via email asks: I am currently having to deal with UK and Spanish solicitors but they are asking for documents to be signed and faxed but I live in Hondon and the nearest place that has a fax machine is 25km away and is often closed. Surely there must be a way I can turn an email into a fax and send it over my ADSL internet? Aunty Says: Hello Edward. Unfortunately you can’t simply send an email as a fax but I used to use www.myfax.com to get around this. If I remember correctly they let me use it for 30 days for free and after which I simply signed up with a different email address and got another free 30 days! It amazes me how many business’ still insist on communicating via fax when they know that no one has fax machines anymore. Arthur from San Miguel asks: hello Aunty. With reference to James from Almoradi’s problem in the last edition, I had the same problem a little while ago and found a simple solution. I too suffered from someone hacking into my rooter for seemingly very long periods of time and ‘stealing’ very large amounts of very valuable bandwidth allowance. I solved the problem by constructing a

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simple device that limited the Wi-Fi receiving range of my router to less than a room length. Any device operating outside my computer room would not receive/transmit an adequate signal. The device I constructed was an empty cardboard toilet roll tube wrapped inside and out with aluminium kitchen foil. This was then placed over the router’s antenna and problem solved. Three months have now passed without a single recurrence of the problem. I later found out that a neighbour a couple of houses away had been using my router to speak through Skype to her vast family in Madrid at my expense!! The solution is simple and saves a lot of time having to go through the rigmarole of continually changing passwords and now no one can use my WiFi except me. Aunty Says: Excellent idea Arthur and thanks for the suggestion. Dragons Den maybe? David via email asks: I have an old Compaq laptop with Windows 7 that I want to use just for downloading music and films but I've heard different reports about this as it's not safe. A lot of my friends use Kickass and Pirate Bay without any problems and I don't mind paying for a service but which website do

we choose? Do you have any thoughts on it? Aunty Says: Hi David. Downloading films and music is a controversial subject so I have to be careful what I say. I cannot encourage it because it can constitute copyright infringement but I can discuss some of the popular ways it is done. Pirate Bay, Kickass and ISOhunt seem to be the most popular websites for searching and locating torrents, but you will then need a program installed on your computer to collect all of these bits (torrents) of the film and then coordinate the downloading of the film. BitComet and uTorrent seem to be very common and they’re all free. Good luck and keep all of your security software up to date as it’s a minefield out there and I would strongly recommend using Google’s Chrome with the fabulous Adblock extension installed. It’s a great idea to use an old computer. Well that’ll do for another week, email your questions to auntyvirus@costablancapeop le.com and I will see what I can do.


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Spain fails to hit renewable energy target Spain failed to meet the goals it had set for the use of clean energy in 2015. The country’s current national renewable plan establishes that 16.7 percent of total energy consumption would come from clean sources in 2015. But according to a report by the European Commission, the figure was 15.6 percent, more than a point short. But despite the difference, Brussels believes that Spain is on track to meeting its goal, and that by 2020, 20 percent of total energy consumption will come from renewables. The year 2015 was an ‘annus horribilis’ in the fight against climate change in Spain. Aside from seeing a more than 3 percent increase in greenhouse gas emissions, Spain failed to meet its own renewables goals, falling short of the government’s target by 1.1 percentage points. The two figures are related: by reducing the use of renewables to generate electricity, coal and gas use increased, sending emissions soaring. European rules on implanting renewables, which set a common goal of 20 percent by 2020 for all 28 members, are based on two cornerstones. The first is a 2009 EU directive that sets countries’ individual goals; Spain’s is the same as the EU objective that 20 percent of all energy consumption should come from renewable sources by 2020. The other pillar consists of the plans that each state must present on the implantation of renewables. In the case of Spain, the current National Action Plan for

Renewable Energies (PANER), is more ambitious than the EU’s own target, aiming for 20.8 percent by 2020. Six other EU states also failed to meet their renewables goals in 2015, but overall, the European Commission says it believes that Europe will meet its 20 percent target by 2020. “The European Commission compares countries’ data with the national trajectory included in the

renewables directive. In the case of Spain, the trajectory for 2015/2016 is 13.8 percent and for Spain that figure is 15.6 percent,” say sources in Brussels, arguing that the Spanish government is on track to meet its 2020 goals. That said, the data for 2016 has not been released yet, so it is impossible to know what the average figure will be. In any event, the indications are that the use of renewables grew considerably in Spain last year. While 2015 saw record use of coal to

generate electricity, 2016 saw a 30 percent drop, thanks in large part to the use of hydro-electric power. Spain also imported more electricity than it generated for the first time since 2003. On track A spokesman for the Energy Ministry said Spain “is on track to meet the objectives of 2020, ahead of some other countries.” He also pointed out the ministry’s commitment to putting out to tender the generation of 3,000 megawatts of renewable energy. Meanwhile, soaring electricity prices have sent the cost of living up in Spain, with a 3 percent year-on-year increase in inflation in January, according to figures released on Tuesday by the National Statistics Institute (INE), which it says have not been seen since the 3.5 percent of October 2012. Along with a rise in oil prices, the INE blames electricity price hikes for the increase, noting that more than 46% of households pay on the bases of prices set on the EU’s wholesale or spot price market. The average price of a megawatt hour (MWh) on the wholesale market on 1st January was €51.9. Last Tuesday, the last day of the month, the average price had risen to €73.27, a 43 percent increase. On 25th January, the average price was €91.88, a 78.9 percent rise.

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Home workout moves to maximise results Whether you want to lose weight, tone your body or just generally improve your health and fitness lever, experts all agree that some form of exercise is vital. However, not everyone wants to join a gym and many of us have no idea what kinds of exercise we should be doing. So to get results quicker and spend less time at the gym, it is quiet easy to workout at home with little or no equipment. By focussing on moves that work multiple body parts at the same time you can maximise your results in short sessions. Try increasing your sessions from once a week to every other day and your will soon look and feel great. Not sure where to start? Try these moves either on their own or using dumb-bells or kettle bells. Again start low on the number of repetitions and increase as you get fitter. Aim for sessions of around 40 minutes and remember to warm up and cool down. Reverse Lunge and Press This full-body toner gets the heart rate going, too! Stand with your feet together, holding the weights at your shoulders with your palms facing out. Step your left foot back coming into a lunge, making 90-degree angles with your front and back knee. Push off your left foot, bringing your left knee forward so it is even with your left hip while raising your arms above your head. Do this motion with control. Without touching the floor with your left foot, step back into the lunge to start your second rep. Do 15 reps, then switch legs. Sumo Squat With Bicep Curls Work your middle arms and your lower body at the same time. Hold a pair of dumbbells in your hands with your arms straight and your palms facing away from you. Step your feet

apart, so there's about 20 inches between your heels and point your toes out slightly. When you're ready, bend your knees and elbows at the same time. Keep your shoulders over your hips, and lower down so your weight is back in your heels. Then straighten your legs and arms. This is one repetition. Complete two to three sets of 10 to 12 reps. Up and Down Plank This is quite the upper-body and core burner! Come into a plank position with your arms and legs straight. Your hands should be underneath your shoulders and your feet hips-width distance apart. Keep your torso parallel to the floor, and lower your right forearm to the mat and then the left, coming into elbow plank. Then step your right hand back onto the mat, and then the left, pushing yourself back up to plank position. This completes one pushup walk. Complete two to five on each side to begin and increase over time. Mountain Climbers This cardio move tones the arms, upper back, calves, and abs. Start in a traditional push-up starting position - shoulders over hands and weight on just your toes. Bring your right foot forward, bending the knee and putting weight on the ball of your foot. Switch legs, bringing the left knee forward while moving the right leg back. This completes one rep. Keep going for 60 seconds, as fast as you can in and running-style motion. Squat, Curl, and Press Moving from a squat to an overhead press gets the heart rate going (read: more calories burned) while building shapely glutes and gams. Stand with your feet directly under your hips holding a dumbbell in each hand. Sit back into your squat, keeping the weight in your heels, bringing your

thighs parallel to the floor without letting your knees go beyond your toes. Push through your heels to return to standing while bringing the weights to your shoulders, performing a bicep curl. Stabilise your torso, and keep your arms moving upward performing an overhead press with the palms facing out. Lower your arms back to your side to complete one rep. Do 10 to 15 reps. Burpee This is the ultimate total-body cardio move. Lower into a crouching squat with your hands on the floor. Do a squat thrust by jumping your feet back into a plank position. Do one basic push-up, bending the elbows and then straightening back to plank. Jump the feet forward to the hands, and come into a squat. Do an explosive jump straight up, getting as much height as you can. Do 10 burpees. Plank Jacks Take your jumping jacks to the floor for this plank variation that not only works your arms, core, and lower body but will also get your heart pumping. Begin in plank position with your feet together. Keep your upper body stable, and engage your abs. Begin doing jumping jacks with your legs. Hop them wide, then hop them together. Jump as quickly as you want. Do a total of 30 jumping jacks, which counts as one set. Then complete two more sets. Elbow Plank with Donkey Kick Elbow plank is tough enough, but make it even more challenging by adding a booty-strengthening donkey kick. From elbow plank position, bend your right knee, flex your heel, and press your foot up toward the ceiling without moving your pelvis. Lower the bent leg slightly, and repeat for a total of 15 to 20

repetitions. Then switch sides. Do three sets on each leg. Lying Butt Lifts This tones the butt and hamstrings, but squeezing a block or pillow between your legs also works the inner thighs. Lie flat on your back on a mat with your knees bent and your arms at your sides. Feet should be hip distance apart. Slowly raise your pelvis up toward the ceiling to a point where your body will be at about a 40- to 45-degree angle relative to the floor. At the top of the movement, be sure to really flex your butt for one second - try to make it a long second. Now slowly return to the start position to complete one rep. Complete three sets of 12 to 15. Reverse Plank with Leg Lift Try this variation of the reverse plank to target your shoulders, legs, and abs. Begin sitting on your bum with your legs straight. Bring your palms a few inches behind you, fingertips facing the toes. Press into your feet and lift your bum off the ground. Try to keep your body in one diagonal line. You can also do this exercise on your elbows if it bothers your wrists. Alternate between lifting your right leg up and then your left; move with control, making the movements slow and steady, and keeping the hips lifted. Complete three sets of 15 to 20 lifts on each leg. Plank Row Add some rowing action to your plank to target not only your arms and back but your core and glutes too. Start in a plank position with your legs wider than hip distance; the wider stance makes you more stable. Hold onto your dumbbells, keeping your wrist locked to protect the joint. With your core tight and your glutes engaged, exhale, stabilising your torso as you lift your left elbow to row; feel your left shoulder blade sliding

toward your spine as you bend your elbow up toward the ceiling. Keeping your neck long and engaged, return the weight to the ground and repeat the movement on your right side. Do 10 reps per arm, and repeat for three sets. Lying Overhead Reach Work your shoulders and your abs with this exercise. Lie on your back with your hips and knees both at 90-degree angles, using your low abs to press your lower back into the mat. Raise your arms toward the ceiling, keeping the elbow joint slightly bent. Reach your arms overhead, bringing the dumbbells to tap the dumbbells on the floor above your head. Do not let your back arch away from the floor as you lower the weights. Raise your arms back to the starting position to complete one rep. Do 15 reps to complete a set. Kettlebell Squat and Swing This classic kettlebell move will tone your back and shoulders while working your core and legs - all while getting your heart rate up as well! Keep a full grip on the kettlebell to stay in control, since this move is all about the explosive swing you do as you come up from your squat. Stand with your feet wider than hips width apart, toes slightly pointing out. Squat down, and hold a kettlebell with both hands between your legs. Make sure your back is flat and your abs are engaged. As you inhale, press into your feet and squeeze your butt to explode up, straightening your legs and swinging the kettlebell in front so your hands are in line with your shoulders. Exhale, and with control, come back to the starting position, allowing the kettlebell to swing back between your legs. This counts as one rep. Complete three sets of 12 to 15 reps.

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ong after the majority of people got too grand to eat goose, it still remained the Christmas bird of choice in our house. “Turkey is too dry” my father would rule and so the greasy goose got his casting vote with no dissenters present. It is sometimes now forgotten as to how popular the goose was in these islands. In England, in the 1930’s and 1940’s there were massive goose fairs across the country and of course in this country, right up until the late 1950’s the goose was second only in popularity to the hen as farmyard fowl. I remember when women (yes, it was woman’s work!) started raising turkeys for the Christmas market, most still kept a few geese for family and local customers. “Eaten grass is soon forgotten” they say, but the eaten goose in our house was never forgotten and I’ll tell you why; goose grease, that’s why! Chunks of goose grease were kept in a 2lb jamjar in the bottom of the dresser from one year to the next. Needless to add, it smelled like hell, but it became a sort of reassuring stink, because goose grease was a “cure”. It was rubbed in for “growing pains” and all types of bone injuries and bruising. With six boys in our family, the “goose jar” was in big demand – mostly as a result of belts of hurls, falls from trees and bikes and the like. Never mind smelling like a skunk,

you rubbed in the goose grease to the affected area and the one sure thing is that it did the job. I have heard of it being smeared on brown paper and strapped to children’s chests to cure chest ailments. In an age when little was wasted, the wings of the goose were kept and used as a “beezam” to sweep the ashes from around the open hearth. The old people had a cure for almost everything and whilst many people nowadays might scoff at some of these, I believe that in the balance of nature there is a remedy to counter every fault. Some of these cures have never been found and more than that have been lost over the centuries. The discovery of penicillin in1928 by Alexander Fleming, (by accident), along with constant advances in medical science, has largely eliminated the need to seek old cures. As children, the cure we used most was rubbing the dock (or “docken” as we called it) to ease the pain of the nettle sting. Joseph Reilly, my next door

neighbour – and born the same day as myself, still talks about the terrible sunburn he got working on the bog and how my mother cured him. She brought him in, skimmed the cream off the crock of milk and gently rubbed

into Joe’s back and he was right as rain in two days. Another regular hazard was the sting of a wasp or bee: For this, the “blue bag” was produced; the “bag of blue” was a little bag of substance, costing one penny and was used in the water for rinsing clothes – but it cured the sting! A burn was treated by rubbing a slice of raw potato against it; apparently, the starch neutralises the burn and prevents scarring – the white of the egg was also used. The “cure of the thorn” was always in our house also,

as thorns in feet and hands were another everyday occurrence. It was made from unsalted butter and had to come from someone with the “cure”. The best tonic for a growing family was young nettles boiled in the spring and wild garlic was widely sought for a person with a bad chest. There is a plant called “Butcher’s Broom” and this was boiled and eaten in order to dissolve a kidney stone. Another plant by the name of “Plantin” – or that could be “Planton”, was boiled as a guaranteed cure for a leg ulcer. When somebody caught a bad flu, the oldest hen in the place was boiled and the soup fed to the patient and this was claimed to restore their strength. For a persistent cough, they made “whey” by boiling butter-milk and then straining away the curds. What remained resembled dirty green water; to which was added sugar and if trying to drink this tack didn’t kill you, the cough got better! A snail cured warts – as indeed, so did castor oil. Ear wax is a cure for cold sores; first thing in the morning, you put your finger in your ear and rub the wax on the sore, which will soon

disappear. Somewhat similar was the old cure for sore eyes: “Fasting spit” was applied to the sore eyes, first thing in the morning: A mother would spit on her finger and rub a baby’s eye with it and the sore eyes got better. Honey is one of the oldest cures for sore throat and of course, still popular today. There was always a variety of cures for an upset tummy: My grandmother would put pepper in warm milk and there must have been merit in this, because I have often seen sufferers look for a glass of peppermint for such ailment. A piece of clove pushed into a cavity was supposed to ease tooth-ache and cobweb definitely stopped the bleeding from a bad cut or wound. There was nothing sorer than a boil, but a hot bread poultice got rid of the soreness in a couple of days. You could whiten your teeth with soot – believe it or not and cure the hiccups by drinking out of the opposite side of the glass! After writing all this down for you my hand is aching; don’t know if it’s writer’s cramp or a touch of arthritis: Would any of you happen to know a woman with a goose?

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sudoku

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

quick ACROSS 1. Frivolous (5-6) 9. Tune (3) 10. Walk (9) 11. Put off (5) 13. Lofty (7) 14. Regular (6) 16. Lower (6) 18. Garland (7)

19. Deadly (5) 20. Astonishing (9) 21. Help (3) 22. Interchange (11)

5. Mean (7) 6. Law (9) 7. Rigid (4,3,4) 8. Main actress (7,4) 12. Preclude (9) 15. Disciple (7) 17. Banner (6) 19. Combat (5) 21. Fuss (3)

DOWN 2. Spoil (3) 3. Drunkard (5) 4. Horn (6)

cryptic

DOWN 2. Article I am to make my target (3) 3. Doctor, I have to take the wheel (5) 4. I saved counsel (6) 5. Ran up with speed to tell the story (7) 6. Maintain bad grammar initially is exciting (9)

7. 8. 12. 15. 17. 19. 21.

Author of ‘Tales of the Supernatural’? (5,6) Note a hermit, but not now (7,4) Presumably its sales are voluminous (9) No goals? They’re full of water! (7) This tune requires a really big effort (6) If up to finishing off the devil... (5) ...get some maniac to do it! (3)

SOLUTIONS 670 QUICK Across: 1 Real; 3 Business; 9 Mariner; 10 Theft; 11 Disconsolate; 13 Active; 15 Pierce; 17 On one’s mettle; 20 Agile; 21 Enchant; 22 Penitent; 23 Ally. Down: 1 Remedial; 2 Arras; 4 Unrest; 5 Intelligence; 6 Elector; 7 Sate; 8 Inconvenient; 12 Recently; 14 Tension; 16 Astern; 18 Trail; 19 Damp. CRYPTIC Across: 1 Fire; 3 Brigades; 9 Ignited; 10 Amaze; 11 Age of consent; 13 Escape; 15 Bustle; 17 Counter-tenor; 20 Easel; 21 Mirrors; 22 Assaying; 23 Less. Down: 1 Frigates; 2 Range; 4 Red-hot; 5 Grass-cutters; 6 Drag-net; 7 Seed; 8 Stiff penalty; 12 Tea-roses; 4 Crosses; 16 Herman; 18 Noose; 19 Leda.

Solution for Logic Puzzle Heidi

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Lucy

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Sabrina

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Nina

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$13.1 million $12.5 million $16.6 million $15.7 million $17.4 million

Onawa Tomales Varina Alta Vista Rockford

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Bernadette

1. The hurricane that hit in 1952 didn't make landfall at Onawa.. 2. Neither the storm that hit in 1956 nor the hurricane that made landfall at Rockford was Hurricane Lucy. 3. Hurricane Lucy caused $16.6 million in damage.. 4. The storm that made landfall at Alta Vista didn't cause exactly $17.4 million in damage.. 5. Neither the storm that hit in 1956 nor the hurricane that made landfall at Onawa was Hurricane Heidi.. 6. Hurricane Sabrina struck in 1956.. 7. The storm that hit in 1960 caused $16.6 million in damage.. 8. Hurricane Sabrina hit 4 years before the storm that made landfall at Varina.. 9. Hurricane Bernadette caused $13.1 million in damage.. 10. The storm that made landfall at Tomales hit 4 years after the hurricane that made landfall at Varina.. 11. Hurricane Nina hit 12 years before the hurricane that caused $12.5 million in damage..

a bloater from the east (9) 21. Give weapons to some warmongers (3) 22. 100 having engagement cancelled on the last day (7,4)

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

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Dear Editor The Partido Independiente Por Las Nacionalidedes (PIPN), asks the Mayor of San Fulgencio, Carlos Ramírez of the PP Partido Popular, for his immediate resignation of all positions that he holds. We have not asked for his resignation until now as a date for the trial had not been set. It is unacceptable that the Partido Popular at Provincial level isn’t willing to make a statement or act on this issue, when it has done in other municipalities for much less. In the media Carlos Ramírez states that he has the full support of his Party, even in a radio interview he gave two days ago, when he already knew the date of his trial. We ask ourselves, when will they smack the table, say “enough” and do what they stated they would do with all PP politicians who are indicted in any legal case? He continues to openly state that the Prosecutor “HAS BOUGHT” political arguments from the opposition and that he lies, lies and lies. What basis does he have to accuse the Prosecutor in this way? Carlos Ramírez, be more careful when you talk and measure your words well before you accuse

someone as important as a Prosecutor. We already know that you are saying a barrage of stupid comments such as : This is jealousy, the opposition who didn’t win at the elections wants to win in the courts etc etc. Remember that thanks to the support of the PIPN you were Mayor in the last legislature. This cost our Party dearly with the resignation of our President and Councillor Jeffrey Wiszniewski who had the honesty and dignity to resign for being accused in another pending court case. According to you the Provincial branch of the Partido Popular required a letter signed by Councillor Wiszniewski excusing you from any guilt. This he duly did under pressure and because of lies directed towards him. We also ask for the resignation of Susana Ramirez Ortuño (cousin of the Mayor), one of his deputies in the previous legislature and first Deputy Mayor in the current one, for having full knowledge and supporting the Mayor in all his decisions. For example, that Antonio Irles could not present himself on the list of candidates at the last elections due to incompatibility issues and after being warned by the regional department

of the electoral board. He still continued to do so. She has also supported every decision that the Mayor has taken in the Townhall. Our Party does not rule out that she may be involved in some of the issues still pending in the courts. Why would she not have voiced any concerns to her Party (PP)? Samantha Hull President and Councillor for the PIPN State of Orihuela Costa ! What is happening to our lovely coastal area? We have lived here for 14 years and have never seen the local roads in such a state! Roads going up to the Boulevard are breaking up, not to mention the roads around our Town Hall which our counsellors must have noticed ! Road markings, i.e. give way lines, zebra crossings etc cannot be seen by motorists or pedestrians. Money has been stupidly spent on marking cycle lanes with 'armadillos' which can damage cars and are messing up parking around the Medical centre at Campoamor and ruining parking for visitors to Playa Flamenca beaches. What is wrong with just white line markings, and one seldom sees cyclists on them! The cliff walkways are STILL awaiting repairs!

Litter is everywhere, no teams clearing that up and we have not seen a road sweeper up or down our roads for months. Why spend our local IBI tax in Orihuela City when it should be spent in our areas on the coast! And we have another Summer season on its way and it is more than sad to see such a lovely area fall into disrepair! Bob Harris Dear Editor Las Salinas Lodge No 79 held a lunch last Thursday at the Asturias restaurant, where they celebrated the presentation of 1300 euros worth of foodstuffs to Alimentos Soladarios. The charity, which is situated on C/San Pascual 227 in Torrevieja, runs a ‘soup kitchen’ from which it distributes hot food, all prepared on the premises by a professional chef, to over 300 people a day and almost 2000 every week. It does so with the help of almost 70 volunteers. The kitchen first opened its doors to needy individuals and families in January 2010, since when it has largely survived on the generosity of the local public. It has received some small council grants in the past but these seem to be diminishing as the

funding to all charities is reduced. As such it has become increasingly reliant on donations from public groups and associations. Past Worshipful Master, John Edwards, said that he had visited the kitchen and seen how it works at first hand. He said that it really was a worthwhile cause and the experience had almost obliged him to adopt it as his annual charity whilst in the chair. Most pleasingly, the result was in evidence at the lunch when Alimentos Soladarios supporters, Antonio Sanchez and Martina Mazon, formally thanked the Lodge members for their generous donation. Charity Steward Eddie Davis, who after 12 years with the lodge is moving back to the UK, said that he too was delighted to help in drawing the donations together and that he had been particularly pleased by the generosity of Los Balcones supermarket Dial Prix which, as a gesture of their own solidarity, had increased the value of the 1000euros collected by the Lodge to 1300 euros worth of goods. John Edwards said that all of the goods, which included over 750 litres of milk, was delivered to Alimentos Soladarios prior to Christmas.

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World Cancer Day raises much-needed funds Maria and the Pink Ladies hosted a local World Cancer day event at Zenia Boulevard on Saturday to mark the occasion. World Cancer Day takes place annually on 4th February and unites the world’s population in the fight against cancer. It aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about the disease, pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action. The local event attracted hundreds of well wishers and the warm sunny day encouraged people to join in the fun and help raise funds for Spanish anti-cancer charity the AECC. This was Maria and the Pink Ladies fifth World

Cancer day event and it relied on members of the public making donations in return for an Iris plant or AECC merchandise such as keys rings, pens or unity bands. The iris plants that Zenia Boulevard provided proved very popular and helped to raise 1,784.16 euros and thanks goes to the shopping centre management team for the generous donation of the plants and for letting the Pink Ladies, yet again, take over the shopping centre for the afternoon. Thanks also go to Tony Horrocks from Sunshine FM, who supervised the outside broadcast for the day and to Stevie Spit for comparing the e vent. The crowds

: Maria (front right) and the Pink Ladies and Panthers

were entertained on the day by local performers who gave their time and talents for free and these included: Rob Sweeney, David Williams and his Rod Stewart tribute, Suzy.G and Jaz, The 2 Ton Spice Girls tribute, Janelle Gaskell, Nikki.G, Kylie Burgazzi and saxophonist Stuart Sinclair, Just Ollie, Kevin Tyler and Luis Blacknight as Flashback and Totally Dance with their fantastic troop of 2-16 year old girls and boys. Of course, as well as fundraising and having fun, there was a serious side to the event and lots of appointments were taken for subsidised cancer checks which form part of the AECC’s Early Detection Programme – and is always the most important part of these events. The Pink Ladies volunteers also answered people’s questions and queries and worked tirelessly all afternoon giving more of their time to the charity. The next event hosted by Maria and the Pink Ladies in aid of the AECC will be held at the The Emerald Isle, La Florida, on Thursday 2nd of March. The event will run from 12noon to -5pm and as always will be a great fun day out.

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Torrevieja primary school, Las Culturas, held its third annual charity race last week with children, teachers, parents and friends participating in the race for a good cause. As always, the race was held to coincide with international Day of Peace and once again, was used to raise money for a local cause. This year, the cause was CDA Torrevieja – the adaptive sports club which helps people with disabilities participate in sporting activities by providing specialised

equipment and training. With the sponsorship of children and their parents, and further collection on the day, over €1000 was raised. Each class ran in turn, starting with the three year olds, right up to year 6 (12 year olds) with the speed and competitive spirit seeming to rise with each year

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end of each race was accompanied by the hypnotic beat of drums by the school band, under the direction of popular music teacher Vicent. After running, each of the children was offered a piece of fruit and bottle of water organised by Grupo Scout Las Culturas, and on hand to help with the organisation of the race were Torrevieja Triathlon Club and Puerto Athletics Club. Offering

first aid support was a team from Hospital Torrevieja.

EUROGOLF As the January medal had been cancelled due to heavy rain on Thursday 2nd February Eurogolf played the January medal off the plates. The results were Cat 1 1st Clive Horne 73 2nd Malcolm Foskett 3rd Peter Cleaver 76 c/b Cat 2 1st David Blanchette 72 2nd Linda Lynch 75 3rd Ian Pegg 76 Cat 3 1st Phyllis Venables 72 2nd Maralyn Eckersall 73 3rd Kern Enever 74 Cat 4 1st Jan Shorley 68 2nd Claire Daye-Gretton 73 3rd Kevin Bonser 76 January medal winner Jan Shorley with an impressive 68 Best front 9 Mike Gillette 34.5 Best back 9 Colkin Daye-Gretton 33.5 Best Guest Ray Thompson 82 NTPs 5th George McCallum 11th Colin DayeGretton 12th in 2 Bert Lawson 15th Malcolm Foskett 17th Bob Buckeridge Football draw Colin Hobden Peter Gartside Alan Venables Ray Porter and Fred Reeve TUESDAY TOFFS On Tuesday 31st January 70 players took part in Toffs normal stableford competition. The weather was beautiful and made way for some good results

which were Cat 1 (0-13) 1st Sue Forbes 34 c/b 2nd Bob Buckeridge 34 31 3rd Pete Cleaver 33 Cat 2 (14-19) 1st Pete Gartside 39 2nd Ian Pegg 36 3rd John Kirkwood 33 c/b Cat 3 (20-24) 1st Alan Venables 41 c/b 2nd Bev Fairhurst 32 3rd Gordon Bourne 30 Cat 4 (25-36) 1st Phyllis Venables 38 2nd Norman Woods 34 3rd Monique Reeve 30 Overall Toffs winner Alan Venables 41 Certainly a good week for the Venables household! Best front 9 Claire Daye-Gretton 18 Best back 9 Sue Gillette 18 NTPs 5th George

McCallum 11th Ian Turner 12th in 2 Fred Reeve 15h Kevin Bonser 17th Morag Turner Football draw Dave Lewis Gary Grierson Arty Crammon Fred Reeve and Petra Van Dorp Saturday 28th January Eurogolf enjoyed a Murder Mystery evening at the Clubhouse. It was a super night and most took part in the fancy dress making a great atmosphere. If you would like to play with Eurogolf at La Marquesa Tuesdays and Thursdays please visit the website www.eurogolfquesada.co.uk

Las Ramblas Golf and Social Club Monday we started the week with a Texas Scramble with some good scores coming in, however, the winning team of Geoff Biggerstaff, Ron Percival, John and Ellen Drakesmith with a very good result of 58.2 were clear winners. On Wednesday we played our monthly Medal and the results were as follows: Cat 1: 1st Terry Field 73pts, 2nd John Drakesmith 75pts, 3rd Pete Dunn 76pts.

Cat 2: 1st Ann Marie 72pts, 2nd Mike Chapman 76pts, 3rd John Dobson 76pts. 2's Club: Terry Field and Bryan Neal Friday we played the “Yellow Ball” competition with the winning team of Rod Dole, Terry Field, Dave Pulling and Albert scoring a healthy 140pts, 9pts clear of the rest of the field. (Albert played well as well!) Mike Mahony

2 pairs from Catorce B won 2 games to help clinch a 5-4 win. Brian & Elaine won all 3 games for Concierto Jaguars to win 6-3. Da Vinci’s Alpha Pair Nigel & Ayliff won all their games for a 6-3 win. Phil & Sue from Da Vinci’s Ospreys won 3 games to win 5-4. The Archers Jays pair Kevin & George won

3 games to help win 5-4. Catorce A won 6-3 with Rob & Steve winning all 3 games. Jean C & John from Izzy’s Owls won all 3 games to get a good win of 63 and take them into 1st place on the leader board. Even though Rojales Steakhouse lost Kevin & Dave won all 3 games.

The Member’s Golf Society Orange Tree Golf Society Some 48 players turned up to play or 3rd round of our Eclectic completion which is played over 4 rounds the final round being played on the 1/3/17. Back to the 48 players, it was actually 44 members and 4 guests however the gust enjoyed the day so much that they became members before heading for home. Yet again the course can be seen to be improving on every visit, this month it was the greens that seemed to have gained speed somewhat and could be compared to La Manga’s greens last week maybe this was reason for no one making a “2” on any of the 5 par 3’s. So the €37 in the pot will be carried over to our competition at La Marquesa next week. Although there were a good number of our Viking members in the field they failed to make an impression on the podium, I can only imagine that they are saving their handicaps for the next match for the Viking Trophy which should be played during the next 2 months. Results: N.T.P.’s hole 4 Chris Oatley, hole 6 Derek Sullivan aka “Peter the pet lover” hole 10 John Reilly. Holes 15 and 17 were void, we

always categorise our N.T.P.’s to give everyone a chance to win a prize but it does need the help of the players, that is to say that they need to look at the pin before they put their name on it to be sure that it is for their category. Bronze category results: 3rd O. Haubner 33 pts. 2nd R. Rea 36 pts. 1st B. Striver 336 pts. on L/H Silver category: 3rd A. Rickers 32 pts.

2nd J. Hillier 35 pts. 1st J. Davidson 35 pts. on L/H Gold category: 3rd C. Oatley 35 pts. 2nd L. Hagstrom 35 pts. L/H 1st Captain John Eyre 37 pts. Our photo shows the Silver category winners. We are a multinational Society and welcome everyone to participate in our competitions.

The cold weather snap was still with for the latest society event when we turned up at El Valle. It was dry and some warmth was gained in the sunshine but with the cold biting wind plenty of clothes had to be worn. This lead to some lower scores than usual, but credit has to be given to all members for turning up on such a cold day to support this society. This being said we did have some absentees due to the flight delays from the UK, the captain being one of these. Thus the vice captain, Stuart Robertson, took charge and organised the troops. We played a pairs betterball competition, the results being as follows. 1st - Trevor Rollason and John Downie with 32 points, 2nd - Les Gale and Sammy Tunbiety with 32 points and 3rd - John Burgess and Stuart Robertson with 31 points.

NTP´s went to Andy Shuttle (12th) and John Burgess (15th). This presentation was made back at Bar Liquid, Cabo Roig, were the society must thank Leo and his staff for all his help hosting The Orange Tree Golf Society whilst the restaurant was closed for staff holidays. The next event is the Captains drivein on Tuesday 7th February at Mar Menor. The society is now back at its home base, The Orange Tree bar and restaurant where the entry sheet is available for all members and guests to enter their name. on orangetree@hotmail.es Entries can also be made via email We all meet the Monday prior between 5pm and 6pm to pay Green fee and organise the event. Everyone is welcome, Please check out our golf society on the restaurant website. www.orangetree-caboroig.com


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Imanyo Golf Society Quesada Golf Society “Scottish Cup” This is our major fund raising competition of the year, The Scottish Cup which is followed by our Burns Night event. The golf day is sponsored by our Scottish friends Andy Ramage, Alex Porteous, Chris Baillie and Donald Main, who unfortunately could not make it this year. Alicante golf was our destination for the 18 players and upon arrival, as per usual, we were welcomed by the friendly staff and received our complimentary coffee and tostada, the weather and course were perfect for golf as was reflected in the scores. The format was pairs Texas Scramble scoring Stableford points, players were paired up into nine teams with a lower handicap player pairing with a higher handicap player, there were only two shots between the highest and lowest. Winners of “The Scottish Cup” (Quaich) on count back were Chris Baillie and John Fullicks with 39 points, runners up were Andy Ramage and inform partner Martin

Gadney, also on 39 points, third place was Alec Aspden and our favourite lady winner Carol Murphy on 38 points. Four out of the six nearest the pins were won, hole 3 Chris Baillie, hole 6 Eamon Murphy, hole 8 John Fullicks and hole 17 Alec Aspden, hole 15, the longest drive with a putter, was won by Ken Walker. Special thanks to Dons Ralph from all society members for selling raffle tickets and football cards throughout the year, one football card was sold on the night and the winner with Blackpool was Ken Walker winning €100 and raising €100 for this year’s charity, we also ran a raffle which raised €673 with all the money (€873) going to our sponsored charity for 2017, Caritas Daya Nueva. We would like to thank all the businesses, golf courses and people who donated prizes to the raffle, also Jane Day and team along with the staff at Imanyo Bar, Antonio and Chef Vanessa for the fantastic food and great hospitality.

The societies last game was at Lo Romero. The course was as usual in excellent condition and the greens were fast like those at Roda in our previous game but not just fast but lightening fast. There were needless to say many 3 and 4 putts which meant nil puntos and frustration after good approach play. It as the saying goes “the same for everybody. Some gradually got the hang of them while others couldn´t but that is one of the joys of golf. The glass like greens needless to say lead to some low scoring on the day. It was a bit chilly to start with but as the sun came out it warmed up and was a lovely day for golf. The “mad” west countryman rocket Ron Perkins was again the only player to turn up in shorts and they are getting a bit shorter as the weather warms up. The format of the

The Plaza San Miguel Golf Society Golf Society A nice fresh start at Las Colinas, we had two winners of the 2 collecting €20 each, Dave Lethaby and Bill Gillies. We had 5 nearest the pins today with the committee sponsoring the holes, every winner taking 10€ bar tab to drink in the Alehouse. Matt Taylor took hole 5, hole 10 saw our captain Simon Lee win and hole 7 and 14 was by Dave Lethaby and hole 17 Richard McCann. Well done Our last place was taken by Bob Rankin with 16 points and collecting himself a bottle of wine. Carmel won best lady also collecting a bottle of wine. Our guests saw Peter Reffell come 2nd with 27 points and Bill Gillies 1st with 34 points, winning golf balls and wine. Our members saw Dave Lethaby coming in 3rd with his handicap of 13 scoring a great 31 points collecting €20 cash, Bob Kemp scored an impressive 33 points with his handicap of 22 points receiving €30and Darren Hancock scored an amazing 35 points with his handicap of 6, collecting €50. A great day had by all with us also raising €100 for the little pod association by doing scratch cards, well done to Clare and Bob Kemp for winning the cards. Our next game is at La Finca on 10thFebruary, 10 am to join please email us at theplazagolfsociety@gmail.com or pop into the Alehouse to add your name. Also visit our Facebook page to keep up to date with all information.

SMGS’s first visit to Las Ramblas for some time found 38 members and 2 guests taking part in a stableford competition on a course that members seem to either love or hate. Extremely difficult pin positions (looking with notable angst at you hole 2) and teeing off from some whites, as well as the usual Las Ramblas timber encounters, led to some very average scoring, something of a trait over recent SMGS meets. Only 6 members beat 29 points, with the stand-out score of the day going to John Aitchison (40). One match was held in SMGS’s 2017 doubles match play competition, Mike Jordan and Mike Inns beating Phil de Lacy and Keith Stevenson 4 & 3. The day’s stableford results were the following: Bronze Category: 5th Kyree Skarsmoen (24 on CB), 4th Chris Hamblett (24 on CB), 3rd Brian Butler (28), 2nd Norman Padmore (34), and 1st amazing octogenarian Norman McBride with 35 points. Silver Category: 5th Mike Jordan (29 on CB), 4th Karen Simpson (29 on CB), 3rd Russell Bailey (35), 2nd Ken Flaherty

(36) and 1st, with the best score of the day, John Aitchison with a terrific 40 points. Gold Category: 5th Bjorn Pettersson (27), 4th John Osborne (28 on CB), 3rd Tony Smale (28 on CB), 2nd Steve Higgins (29), and 1st Barry Roehrig with 35 points The Abacus was won Paul Cobain. Nearest the pins on the par 3’s (open to all) went to Alan Williams (6), Ken Flaherty (10 and 14 with two superb shots) and Karen Simpson (12). The best front 9 and not in the prizes was won by Alan MacDonald (18, and welcome back after your long injury layoff!) and, highlighting the difference for many in difficulty between the front and back halves, the best back 9 by Glen Rapley with 15. Best guest prize was won by Keven Mitchel with a sound 31 points. Keep up to date with all SMGS matters by logging on to our website www.smgs.org or simply give Theo Boelhouwer a call on 694494824 to find out more about the society and its weekly golf get-togethers. Next Wednesday we will be at El Valle.

competition was an individual stableford with 28 players competing for their mugshot to appear on the winners photo and a prize in Gold and Silver divisions. The winner of the Gold division was the big hitting very consistent Yorkshireman Brent Hollings with 31 points. Who is going to stop him taking the prize money this year ? In second place on C/B with 29 points was the Welsh Dragon Tony Forbes. Could our Tony be the man to throw the gauntlet down to our big hitting Brent. In third place was Rod “Tractor Boy” Day. In the Silver division in first place was John “no I´m not the England Footballer” Stones with a very creditable 29 points. In 2nd place with 28 points was the flying Scotsman Bonnie Prince Charlie “Och Aye the Noo” Wallace. Sorry Charlie couldn´t resist. In third place was Nottingham lad

Paul Flanaghan with 24 points. The“Nearest the Pin” winners were Keith Morgan, Paul Flanaghan and one of our 2 sailors David Trotman and the Forbes´s Tony and Sue with one apiece which meant a couple of bottles of vino to wash down their evening meal and Brandy afterwards courtesy of Tony´s 2nd place finish. That´s if Tony was prepared to share. Guest Jimmy Page came within a whisker of winning a nearest the pin then managed to miss 4 putts and scored nil puntos on the hole. Shame Jimmy and better luck next time. There were no winners of the 2´s with the pot getting bigger and being carried forward to the next game. The Welsh Dragon Tony Forbes again won the scratchcard. That´s 2 in a row and proves that money goes to money. The presentations were made at the Quesada Country Club after the game accompanied by a drink or two and a tasty hot and cold buffet and of course a few patata fritas. The next game is at Vistabella on Wednesday 8th of February. Put your name down on the web-site if you want to play and pay your match fee of 45€ at the QCC on Monday 6 February between 10 and 11 am. Darrylldinho

La Siesta Bowls Club

Sunday commenced with the Blues rearranged match away at Quesada Swifts. The result was a narrow win for the Swifts by 110 shots to 99 so obtaining 8 points to the visitors 6. For the Blues biggest winning rink was Irene Laverick,Pat Harman and Brian Gardiner 28-11 whilst the other winning rinks were Beryl Styring,Ramsey Sinclair and Alex Morrice 21-15 and Sheila Chorley,Harold Charleton and Irene Mangan 18-17. Monday saw the Clash of The Titans with the Apollos at home to Emerald Isle.Unfortunately it was the Isle that came away with a win by 114-99 and got the points by 10-4 leaving them narrowly in position 1 in the league.Dawn and John Taylor with skip Harold Charleton provided a superb 24-11 win whilst the other winners were Irene Laverick,Ramsay Sinclair and Brian Gardiner 17-15. On Tuesday the Hoopoes had a close match with the Emerald isle Shamrocks with match ending 45 shots to 48 enabling the Shamrocks to get a points win by 6-2.For the Hoopoes the winning rink was Ann and Robert Heath with Rod Edgerton and skip John Ball by 18 shots to 13.

Wedneday’s Winter League fixture saw us away at Montemar in an exciting close match with the honours finishing even points being shared 6-6,the shots finishing 8789. The final bowl of the match delivered by Montemar skip Brian Zelin cut down the 5 shots held by La Siesta to ensure the overall total shots going to Montemar.The winning rinks for La Siesta were Sheila Chorley,Brian Gardiner with Val and Tony Dalton 19-16,Ann Edgerton,Molly Russell,Pat Reilly and Mike Edwards 19-16 and Irene Laverick,Tony Campbell,Pat Harman and Jean Cooper 21-19. The Blues entertained La Manga Crusaders and reversed the whitewash that they received when they visited La Manga.A 14-0 win with an overall points score for La Siesta by 220 shots to 43. With all rinks winning the biggest wins were for Ann and Robert Heath with John Ball by 47-4 and by Beryl Styring, Ramsey Sinclair and Alex Morrice 38-9. The other winning rinks were Irene Laverick,Vic Mahomet and Brian Gardiner,Dave Davies with Florence and Mike Edwards,and Sue Mahomet,Trish Reilly and Sue Jordan and finally Barbara and Jack Cooper with Irene Mangan. The Golds travelled to San Luis to play the Pumas and did not have such dood fortune losing 10-4 and by 143 shots to 78. The winning rinks were Ron Sheldon,Val Dalton and Sid Gallup 19-14 and Ken Stringfellow, Ann Edgerton and Tony Campell,winning on the final end,22-21 by Rob Edgerton


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WEATHER 2 – FOOTBALL 0 That was the score left behind by the fierce gales that attacked Galicia over the weekend. The match between Deportivo and Betis should be capable of rearrangement fairly soon, but the damage to the Balaidos stadium meant that Celta’s game with Real Madrid was off – and the chances are that there is no likely date for a new fixture before May, such are the commitments of both clubs! Barcelona experienced no such problems, and easily dispatched Athletic Bilbao 3-0. This means they are just a point behind Real Madrid, who, however, now have two games in hand. Two of the other contenders, Sevilla and Villareal, fought out a goalless draw, Villareal giving thanks to their keeper Sergio Asenjo – not for the first time. Then it was the turn of Atletico, who saw off neighbours Leganés 2-0, both goals coming from Fernando Torres. Valencia’s poor form shows no sign of improving, and Eibar’s visit left them wondering what they can do, as they lost 0-4. Levante maintain their stranglehold on the second division, winning by the odd goal over bottom club Gimnástic, to stay seven points clear of Girona, who in turn remain five points above Cádiz, when both clubs won by the odd goal, against Valladolid and Mirandés respectively. Elche’s bad run continues, as they went down 2-0 to Tenerife. In division 2B, Alcoyano could only draw with Sabadell, but as leaders Barcelona B lost to Atletico Baleares, they move to within a point at the top of group 2. In England Chelsea are threatening to

run away with the league this term, and beat neighbours Arsenal, while Liverpool lost surprisingly to Hull City. In a crazy game at Goodison Park, Everton beat Bournemouth 6-3, Lukaku netting four times. Spain won a tense Davis Cup tie against Croatia, both nations fielding reserves. In the event Roberto Bautista won both of his singles, and Pablo Carreño closed out the final match with a sound performance. They will now face Serbia, and a mouth-watering dual between Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic is in prospect. Malcolm Palmer

La Marina Golf Society We arrived at Alenda to compete for the above trophy, kindly donated by the proprietors of the La Marina Sports Complex in La Marina Urbanisation. The forecast sunny breaks failed to materialise and we played in cold, overcast and damp conditions. However, the course was in excellent condition and we enjoyed a relatively speedy round. We returned to the sports complex for some food and drinks and prizes were awarded as follows: Winner of nearest the pins were captain Elspeth Craig, Louvain Smith and Tim Ruse. Silver winner with 33points was treasurer Gerry Mccabe but overall winner with 34points, taking the gold prize and the Helena and Paolo trophy was Mike Green. Our next meeting on 16th February is at Vistabella 09.36 first tee at a cost of 35 euros. The entry sheet is on the board at the sports complex, or email to roger.honey@btopenworld.com. On Tuesday 14th February we are holding our annual Valentines day dinner /dance at 19.00 in the sports complex. Included is a 3-course meal and again anyone wishing to book can e-mail as above.

ABBEY ANGLING

RODS & REELS

This week’s 5th round of the Abbey Angling Cup was fished this week’s at Nancy’s on the 31st January. This water is now in desperate need of dredging, as after this year’s growth most pegs will be unfishable. Dave Hutchinson fishing the bottom stretch on his pole for the winning weight of just over 14kgs, with some good fish being caught at around 2 to 2.5 kgs, although the rest of the weights on the day were poor. There was still a lot of flow and colour on the river. 1st Dave Hutchinson with 14.020kgs fishing the pole using maggot 2nd Mick Hill with 6.580kgs fishing the feeder using corn 3rd Neil Mc Birnie with 6.300kgs fishing the pole using maggot There are still some vacancies available for membership at the club All details are available on our new website abbeyangling.es or from me on 965328368

We fished our 5th round of the Winter Series also at Nancy’s on the 1st February. After the match yesterday, would things be better? And the answer is no, the last 5 pegs were all dry. Marlene Hutchinson took advantage of an end peg to win the match with over 6kgs on the feeder using maggot and corn, the rest of us were just there to make the numbers up. Dave Hutchinson taking 2nd place drawing the same peg that he won on yesterday to make it a family affair 1st Marlene Hutchinson with 6.360kgs fishing the feeder using Maggot and corn 2nd Dave Hutchinson with 2.660kgs fishing the pole using maggot 3rd Bill Reade with 1.040kgs fishing the feeder using maggot and corn There are still some vacancies at the Club and if anyone is interested in joining please contact Derek Swann on 966729293 or 617283503

Tales from the Top Flight ■ CHRIS DARWEN chris@costablancapeople.com

I can imagine the scene. Someone needs to go up to Arsene Wenger on the training field and say, “come on Arsene. You’ve done your best. It’s gone. It’s over. Come on, let’s go and have a coffee and remember the good times.” I don’t know who convinced Wenger that they could win the Premier League again without replacing the likes of Viera, Gilberto Silva, Adams, Bould, Keown, Campbell and all the others that were, you know, winners. But someone did, and it was a very cruel practical joke. Still, it was very decent of agent Cech not to celebrate his assist against Arsenal on Saturday, having played in Fabregas brilliantly for the third. Chelsea were in complete control and the game was only enhanced by the sound of Gary Neville having a complete fit having realised that all his battles against the Arsenal of old were for this legacy. Every kick he took, every time Pires and Henry sailed past him was in vain. As Neville succinctly put it, “you don’t win the Premier League with that midfield” pointing angrily at Oxlade-Chamberlain and whoever else was left on the field with him by the end. Still, yet another manager has rocked up on Wenger’s watch and won a title at the first attempt. It’s in the bag for Chelsea now. Jurgen Klopp might have screamed “nobody can beat us” at the fourth official on Tuesday night, but the stark

reality is that Hull City have now joined the list that includes Swansea, Wolves and Southampton - teams that have done just that. Marco Silva has not commented in public to the comments of Messrs Merson and Thompson who openly pondered, “why can they not just give it to an English manager?” He doesn’t need to, he just needs to smugly

England job in the first place. A Palace fan confronted Damien Delaney at half time and tried to hit him. Delaney actually did some defending for the first and only time in the game, managing to protect himself. Still, if nothing else we can all be happy for Jack Rodwell. At the zillionth time of asking he has a win in a Sunderland shirt. The sky is now the limit for him. As for Palace, I wonder if Patrick van Aarnholt still thinks Palace have the better squad?

point to the fact that he has already won his last four home games.

Gabriel Jesus, what a gift to the game. Not football, not that game. The game of how many religious puns can you fit into one column. Yes, that game. Jesus won’t have been used to playing football on Sunday, but he certainly rose to the occasion against Swansea. He scored the winner, and his second, deep into injury time. Paul Clement looked quite cross, tick, and many people are calling Gabriel an angel, tick. In fact, some think he might be the new messiah at the Etihad, tick. Still, I doubt he’ll be available over the Easter Weekend, though he might reappear in time for the game on Sunday. Tick.

I mean, show me an English manager that is actually doing anything useful right now? Bournemouth once again managed to score a hatful away from home and still lost, shipping six to Everton at Goodison Park. Sam Allardyce might have felt bullish after getting his first Palace win in the week, but when you are 4-0 down to Sunderland, yes Sunderland, at half time then you need to start wondering how you got the

Wes Morgan looked to Robert Huth and smiled, “it’s alright Bob it’s nearly half time and we are not losing.” That exchange happened in the 42nd minute of Leicester’s home game against United and at half time they were being dressed down by Ranieri. Yes, Leicester conceded twice before the whistle and the game was, once again, up. There are rumours that Claudio might be sacked when Leicester lose to Swansea in their

Jurgen Klopp

next match. It would be a little harsh, but the club is in freefall. United scored again in the second period to win 3-0 and felt sufficiently at ease to bring on Ashley Young, ahead of Martial. Exactly what young Anthony has done to upset Jose remains unclear. Still, Jose will be happy and maybe his players are finally getting used to his demands to win every match? According to Mourinho it has taken them a little while to get used to this concept. It’s now 15 games unbeaten for United, a run that has seen them move up the table from 6th to, er, 6th. Leicester remain the only club in England to have not scored in 2017. Hands up if, when you heard the news Burnley had had a midfielder sent off after five minutes, you naturally assumed it was Joey Barton? Well, you were wrong. Jeff Hendrix was given his marching orders for a shocking tackle early on against Watford. Burnley barely score away from home, let alone win, when they have eleven so doing it with ten was nigh on impossible at Watford got themselves a 2-1 victory. Somehow, West Bromwich Albion managed to keep the fact that their troublesome son, Saido Berahino, had managed to fail a drugs test for MDMA a secret for several months. Saido even served an eight week ban in this time, explaining why he was sent to France for “fat club,” or some kind of rehab. You can see Mark Hughes’ point when he questioned how the news conveniently slipped out in the hours leading up to Saido’s debut for Stoke against, of

course, West Brom. Tony Pulis put it over his former employers getting a classic Tony 1-0 win.

Saido Berahino

I suggested it during the week, but I cannot see Southampton winning too many games between now and their League Cup final against United. Their minds seem elsewhere, most probably that trip to Wembley. Andy Carroll, on the other hand, seems to be rejuvenated by the fact that he can once again be considered West Ham’s number one troublemaker since the departure of Payet. Andy scored yet again as the Hammers put Southampton to the sword 3-1. Just in case he has gone before we speak again next Monday, Claudio I thank you. You briefly restored my belief in football. Very briefly mind you, as you’ve been pretty rubbish since August. Thanks though.


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SWIMMING Medals for local swimmers in XXIII Spanish National Open Winter Masters Championships Traditionally February is the month which hosts the Spanish Masters Open Winter Swimming Championships in a 25m pool. This year Palma Majorca was the venue and saw a record number of participants. Between Thursday 2nd February to Sunday 5th February 1,424 masters swimmers descended upon the Olympic Municipal pool, Son Hugo in Palma, Majorca for the XXII Spanish Masters Winter Championships. One hundred and sixty six swimming clubs presented swimmers of all ages from 21 to 91yrs in forty different races. Local swimming club, Club

Natacion Elche had four swimmers participate in the competition and together they won 7 medals - 5 golds, one silver and one bronze medal. Starting on the first day of races, Beth Altabas won gold in the 400m freestyle (70+ category) to be followed the next day with a gold for Beth in the 800m and 50m freestyle events. Vicki Connolly then went on to win a bronze medal in the 800m freestyle (50+ category). The girls were then joined on Saturday by two of their male colleagues Julio Perez and Javier Sanchez. On Saturday Julio came 10th in his 50m butterfly in the 35-39yrs category and Beth won another gold in her 200m freestyle. Vicki just missed out on another

Your week in Sport bronze medal and was placed 4th in her 200m freestyle event. On the final day of racing Javier Sanchez won silver in the 50m breaststroke event in the 30-34yrs category and once again Beth completed her medal haul with a final gold in the 100m freestyle event. Vicki was not far behind in her 100m freestyle with a 6th place and a seasonal personal best of 1:17:75. By the end of the competition with only 4 swimmers representing CN Elche the club managed to achieve 45th place out of 118 in the female competitors section and the club overall was ranked 68th of 166 clubs. A massive achievement with only 4 swimmers. Well done to all.

too big to turn out for the nation

■ CHRIS DARWEN chris@costablancapeople.com

I tell you what, one thing the world in its current state needs is another Chris Eubank. What delights the former boxer brought us everytime he opened his mouth. Yes, we need another Chris Eubank. What’s that? There is another Chris Eubank? Chris

who made him what he is today. Hang on, it was the Spanish tennis folk that made him what he is today, wasn’t it? Oh well, either way the GB tennis team without Murray isn’t very good, and they lost to the Canadiens 3-2. Actually, that’s a little harsh. Dan Evans fought back from two sets down, to be 4-2 up in the final tiebreak only to choke massively. Slightly less harsh? Good oh. Eubank Jr? Excellent. Eubank Jr won his first fight at supermiddleweight and is now a world title contender, apparently. He stopped the marvelously named Australian Renold Quinlan in 10 rounds at London’s Olympia. Great Britain headed off to Canada for a Davis Cup tie in the tennis without Andy Murray. Now a Sir, Muzza clearly feels himself

The Six Nations got underway and Scotland have suddenly become half decent. Or have

Ireland become not very good? This is the indepth analysis you have been crying out for, right? Some right at the death penalties from the Scots saw them home 27-22. Wales had a torrid first half in Italy, but turned up for the second half scoring 30 points, meaning they won 33-7. France outplayed England according to many, but forget the vital ingredient of actually winning the match. England’s defence of their title started with a late 19-16 win. Cricket now, not that England have been playing much of that recently. A tired, jaded and thoroughly beaten in all formats squad have returned from their tour of India for a couple of night’s kip before they are hawked out to another part of the world. England led in the T20 series, before managing to lose that as well, 2-1. Still, India are quite good at that game. The ICC are considering making a World Test Series, which would take place over two years. Great, more cricket to crowbar into an already packed schedule.


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