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Security alert at Torrevieja Three Kings The traditional Cabalgata or Three Kings parade, took place on the evening of the 5th January to the delight of the waiting children and their families in Torrevieja.

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s customary, the Kings arrived in the port area to be greeted by large crowds and councillors. The procession wasn’t perhaps as unusual or controversial as last year with the customary Three Kings’ floats, dancers, smurfs, drummers, and other musicians. There were no participating animals, as was also the case last year. Slightly more unusual were the large white butterflies, dragons and seahorses that were carried by people on stilts.The parade finished a

little earlier than usual and perhaps seemed to be shorter than in previous years. For those who couldn’t attend the actual procession, the Three Kings visited the children’s ward of Torrevieja hospital in the morning of the 5th January accompanied by the mayor, José Manuel Dolón and the councillor for fiestas, Domingo Pérez. They handed out presents to those with no option but to spend the night in hospital.

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In common with major cities across Spain, police were on extra alert to ensure that any risk of terrorist attack by groups or individuals was prevented. A higher police presence was evident around the procession both with additional police cars and armed police officers bringing up the rear along with the cleaning services. The police were informed at 6.30pm of the theft of a lorry only two kilometres from the Plaza de la Constitución. The lorry was stolen in the calle La Sal whilst the procession was taking place and entering calle Ramón Gallud. This raised security to high alert following events in Germany and France. Both the Guardia Civil and the Policía Local were informed of the theft of the Nissan lorry with an old number plate registered in Orense. As a result of the

notification, patrol vehicles of the Policía Local positioned themselves at important intersections of roads that led into the town centre. Fortunately none of the preventative measures needed to be taken. However, the town’s people of Torrevieja will feel reassured that in the event of a threat the police here are organised and ready to take action. The truck was later found burnt out on the outskirts of Torrevieja, its occupants having fled the scene. Controversy. This year’s parade didn’t pass completely without controversy, however. It had been announced that instead of throwing the sweets as traditionally happens during the procession, those taking part must pass them out to the waiting children. For those who have attended the parade before, hurling hard boiled sweets Continued on page 2

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Continued from page 1 across the crowd has the potential to cause perhaps a minor injury. However, comments from onlookers suggested that they considered this a relatively harmless tradition. By whatever means, children still

had their plastic carrier bags full of sweets and most would go home happy to wait and see what other gifts the Three Kings might deliver to their home. Suzanne O’Connell

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BITE SIZE Almoradi residents get on their bike to help NEWS: A pizzeria was destroyed by fire in the area of Los Balcones in Torrevieja on the 5th January. Fire brigades from Torrevieja and Almoradi managed to put out the flames more than two and a half hours after they had been called to the scene. The popular pizzeria, Don Camilo, is situated in the centre of the Los Balcones urbanisation. Fire was declared at around 2 am after the alarm was raised and the owner went to the property to confirm the fire. Fire engines came from Torrevieja and Almoradi to the scene and used more than 25,000 litres of water in order to put it out. The cause of the fire is not yet known. The premises are situated in a commercial area on calle Asunción and include a wood-burning oven and a fireplace in the centre of the dining room. Furnishings and interior decoration are also made out of wood. Other local premises and properties were alerted due to the close proximity of the fire.

disabled youngster This weekend saw more than 300 people took part in the ‘X Bike Festival’ to build a special bicycle for a girl with a disability. Almoradí hosted a party on two wheels to which everyone was invited;

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young people, adults and children, regardless of age, brought out their bikes, some more modern than others, but all with a very praiseworthy purpose, showing support for Laura. The event, which asked people to pay just 2 euros to register, was organised to

raise funds for little Laura Meseguer, a girl from the town who has a disability that affects her mobility and who needs a special bicycle to be able to practice and take part in her favorite sport. And now, thanks to the kind hearted people of Almoradi she will get her festive wish as the 640 euros raised by the 320 participants will allow the construction of a bike specially adapted to her needs. The day was fun and enjoyable with each participant decorating their bike ranging from classical styles to modern designs with characters or stuffed animals of all kinds. And the costumes were not lacking either with everyone entering into the spirit of the occasion, and the most original creations were awarded a prize. A bike converted into a race car driven by a child took the award for the most original and the prize for the ‘classic bike’ was given to one that carried several strings of artichokes hanging from its frame. The best adorned bike for a girl was scooped by a young lady who was accompanied on the tour by her favorite stuffed animals. As for the best disguise, the bike that had been turned into a crocodile was the most admired and caused the most hilarity. The Sports Department of Almoradí was in charge of organising this event, with the help of the Almoradí Cycling Club, to encourage the use of the bike as an alternative means of transportation for the city as well as raising money for Laura’s new and adapted bike.

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Three equines rescued as sanctuary recovers from Christmas flooding

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A donkey cruelly hobbled and left to stand alone without shelter throughout last month’s torrential rainfall is now safe from harm thanks to the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre (EHCRC). The Rojales sanctuary rescued the donkey, named Dulce Dawn, on Boxing Day in a joint operation with San Javier police, even as the centre itself battled major flooding caused by a week of wet and wild weather. Dulce Dawn had been found crudely tied to prevent her from moving, with rope wrapping from her head to her front and back legs – a technique known as hobbling. A shocking video depicting the hobbled donkey, posted on the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre’s Facebook page, has attracted international condemnation.

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cover the forage up, it obviously got wet and started to go mouldy. Most of it couldn’t be salvaged, which was an absolute shame,” Sue said. But she said the couple were buoyed by a show of support, with many kind locals generously donating to help cover the unexpected cost of replacement hay. Just €5 buys one entire hay bale, but many people donated much more, Sue said.

Your help is needed As they attempt to get back on their feet, the Weedings are calling for donations of good-quality furniture items to sell in their network of six charity stores. The centre’s English tack shop is also offering half price off many brand new saddles, riding clothes and tack items until 31st

The van, registered in Torrevieja, had been left parked in la Calle Valencia which is adjacent to the beach. However, due to either the breaks failing or not being applied properly, the vehicle broke free, crossed the sand and ended up in the water some 10 metres out from the shore. It stayed there for almost an hour much to the amazement of onlookers. The police were alerted and were able to find the owner who was apparently unaware of what had happened to his vehicle. The van had to be pulled out of the water by a crane and was then taken away by a tow truck. Fortunately there weren’t any bathers in the water at the time.

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“This case went far beyond normal hobbling,” said Easy Horse Care co-founder Sue Weeding, who said that the donkey is also possibly in foal. “While a lot of Spanish farmers do tether their horses in fields with rope, they don't normally hobble them and certainly not like this. It was horrendous and barbaric and we suspect it was not even legal.” Just one day later, on 27th December, Sue and her husband Rod Weeding were again called out by San Javier police to rescue another two ponies found wandering down a road in the same area. Check-ups by the vet later revealed the stallion, believed to be about 14 years old, has one deformed hoof, while the mare, about 7 years old, is malnourished and could be in foal – but ultrasound tests conducted on 30th December were inconclusive. Sue said: “It is looking probable that she is in foal but it's difficult sometimes to get an accurate read with the mobile ultrasound. The other possibility is that she has a load of worms, which is why her belly is so big and she looks quite poorly. Our equine veterinarian will do another ultrasound in two weeks to confirm the situation.” The three rescues came as the husband and wife team battled thick mud and used electric pumps to expel water from the fields and stables which were deluged with water in the recent floods. The couple also discovered that the torrential weather had damaged a huge amount of expensive ‘forage’ that they’d bought in from northern Spain to feed their horses over the winter period. “Our hay shelter is simply too small now that we have 102 rescued equines to feed, and although we did

January, in a bid to raise further funds. The equestrian store is located at the rescue centre and is open from 10am to 3pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Monetary donations are also gratefully received and can be made securely online at www.easyhorsecare.net/donate/one -off-donation. Meanwhile, long-time supporter Louise Bradley of Looking Good Boutique in La Zenia has already sold five of the 20 elegant pieces donated to the cause by Canadian designer Joseph Ribkoff, raising €745 for the rescued horses at the Centre so far. The Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre relies entirely on donations to fund its animal welfare work, including the feeding and care of the centre’s 102 horses, ponies and donkeys rescued from abuse, neglect and abandonment. For further information call Sue Weeding on 652 021 980. Located just outside Rojales at Partido Lo Garriga, 59, the centre opens to the public on the first Sunday of every month between 1pm

The natural parks of Torrevieja and La Mata are to receive some money to help protect the public pathways. The rights of way have deteriorated due to the frequent passage of cyclists, motorcycles, horses and quad bikes. All these have taken their toll. The plan is to provide wooden fencing to help protect these areas and stop their unauthorised use by these methods of transport. The popularity of the park has grown, but not everyone treats it with the respect it deserves. Another concern has been the use of Lo Albentosa park and the way in which the parking area adjacent to it has sometimes served as a parking space for motor homes.

Coco and Bean find a home Whatever 2017 is doing for you so far, for two local, abandoned dogs it’s turning out to be a good year. Coco and Bean have been living at Torrevieja’s animal shelter (albergue) since being left there in August. Councillor Carmen Morate has been looking for a home for them since then. The two were inseparable and were also both old animals that desperately needed a proper home in which to end their days. Now, we are delighted to announce that the pair have been found a home. Following this success story, Councillor Morate is keen to make sure that others follow their example and that 2017 brings more abandoned dogs and cats the permanent home that they need. If you think you might be in a position to adopt a dog you can see the ones looking for a home on the albergue Facebook page Concejalía de Protección Animal de Torrevieja . Alternatively, you can visit the shelter in Torrevieja near the local police station opposite Carrefour.

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and 4pm. Free horse tours run throughout the afternoon and refreshments are available in the café. For more details and directions, please visit www.easyhorsecare.net

Once more the youth organisation in Torrevieja, CIAJ, are offering a ski trip between the dates of the 24th to 26th February. The price is €173 and includes transport from Torrevieja, food at the hotel Gran Luna and travel insurance. If you would like, they can also arrange equipment hire and tuition on the slopes. Any age group can apply but those under 14 must be Continued on page 5


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BITE SIZE A ten year postal journey NEWS: Continued from page 4 accompanied by an adult. More information is available via whatsapp 606 055 291, by calling 96 571 40 72 or by visiting the CIAJ office (Paseo Juan Aparicio no.5).

Wall collapse Part of a wall belonging to the old Pensión del Parejo collapsed in Calle Azorín on 7th January. The building has been abandoned for many years and the police were informed of its collapse by a neighbour. The neighbour heard a loud rumble and went out to see a great column of dust. The rubble fell inside the building which is in a poor state and includes several dilapidated pillars in its interior. The Local Police attended the incident and made a quick inspection of the inside of the building partly to ensure that there hadn’t been any homeless people taking shelter there. Neighbours did assure the police, however, that this isn’t an area usually frequented by those without a roof. The area has been fenced in and was inspected in more detail on Monday by technicians. The building is protected because it is of historical interest. However, it is in a bad state of repair, is currently filed as a ruin and has recently been purchased by some businessmen.

Adults in the children’s ward at Torrevieja hospital Hospital unions have complained that adults are being admitted on a regular basis into the children’s ward at Torrevieja hospital. Representatives from hospital management have claimed that this happens seldom and only in exceptional cases. However,

staff are claiming that this is not the case but happens regularly and in spite of the fact that there are premises within the hospital that are available when there is additional demand. The European Charter of the Rights of the Hospitalised Child states that ‘all children have the right to be hospitalised with other children, avoiding the possibility of being with adults.’ Management claim that their actions are ‘flexible and adapting resources to the needs of the population.’ Suzanne O’Connell

We might complain sometimes about how long a letter takes to be delivered but not many of us have had one that has been returned after a decade trapped in the postal system. But that’s what’s happened in Torrevieja as a postcard sent by the previous mayor, Hernández Mateo, to a person living in the town has finally been returned to where it was sent from. The postcard, wishing Mr Erik Clasen a happy Christmas, was sent in December 2006 from the town hall in Torrevieja and shows a pretty picture of the Municipal

Theatre at night with a Christmas tree lit up outside. On the reverse is a photo of Torrevieja hospital. The card was sent by Pedro Hernández Mateo, a previous PP mayor of the town who was later sentenced to a jail sentence for corruption. The card had been addressed to a Mr Erik Clasen who lived in Torreta II. It never reached it destination and instead has been doing the rounds to finally return to the source of its original sender at the town hall. Suzanne O’Connell

Whatever the weather Weather forecasters have had a hard time of it recently in Torrevieja. There seems to have been little pattern to the peaks and troughs of el tiempo in recent weeks. With the deluge experienced in the middle of December and now the very mild past few days, it has been difficult for those organising Christmas and New Year activities to be able to predict what will happen. Data recorded by local weather stations situated at various points in the town suggest that over the year there has been rainfall of 278 litres per square metre. In spite of the horrendous rainfall experienced from the 16th to the 18thDecember the town has registered the third driest period since records began in Torrevieja. We might have suffered a recent deluge but this has not eradicated the 138 days without rain,a figure topped only in the years 1946 and 1930 when it didn’t rain for 172 days. As you might expect, the

period with least rain last year was in the summer when a tenth of a litre fell altogether. The rainiest month was in December when 151 litres was registered over a period of three days from the 16th to the 18th December. Since 1931 there has not been as rainy a December as there was last year. Temperature-wise it’s been fairly normal with an average temperature of 19.1 degrees. Over the twelve-month period, five months have been warmer and six have been colder on average, with one being the same. The summer, however, was cooler than in previous years recording 0.6 degrees less in August. June, on the other hand, broke records with a temperature of 37.6 degrees along with September at 36.5 degrees. 2016 will go down as a year of contrasts, at least as far as the weather is concerned. Suzanne O’Connell

Rojales craft market improved for 2017 Live music, food trucks, workshops, traditional crafts and exhibitions will all be on offer at the new and improved Rojales Sunday craft market, held at the town’s Rodeo Caves. The market is starting the new year with a new look and new ways for visitors to enjoy the first Sunday of every month. This is a unique setting that holds the key to something truly traditional and authentic right on your doorstep. The arts and crafts market began again in January with an effort to revamp the long-established arts and crafts offering that has been located in the town for several years, by introducing new artistic projects. The contemporary art market aims to bring together a series of creative spirits with daring vision, who make everything from clothing to collages and illustrations to photographs. The first market of the year was held at the weekend - Sunday, 8th January - with

the inauguration of a photographic exhibition by Mercedes Fittipaldi held in the Sala Mengolero from 11am. Live activities continued throughout the day from 10am to 6pm. For the youngsters there was mini painting and marionette puppet workshops for them to join in with. For lunch there was a choice of delights from the Food Wagon and Eddy’s Street Food, as well as Carlota’s traditional paella. The art and craft experience runs throughout the network of caves and surrounding area, with most of the design and music along Calle Cuevas del Rodeo. The resident artists’ collective, ArtnGround will host an open studio for visitors every month where there will be a place to experiment with sound and visuals courtesy of Perromágnetico. Visitors will also be able to enjoy live shows with refreshments like artisan beers, organic juices, vermouth or coffee on the patio.

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Carnival preparations begin It may only be the beginning of January but already the lead in to February’s carnival has begun in Torrevieja. On the 28th January it will be the coronation of the Queens that will form the opening ceremony. Young women will be selected as part of both the adult and youth categories. Announcements will be made on the evening. The majority of the presentations and performances surrounding carnival this year will be shared between the two venues of the International Auditorium and the Virgen del Carmen Centre. It is unlikely to take place at the Eras de la Sal as happened last year. The Drag Queens’ event will be held on Friday 3rd February. This will be the ninth drag queen celebration, an event that has become renowned for its makeup, high heels and imagination with participants coming from all over Spain. On Saturday February 11th there will be the murgas contest with participants from other areas. Murgas are a form of popular musical theatre performed in

Argentina, Montevideo and Uruguay. The performance is a combination of song

and dance and the performers are usually, but not always, men. On February 7th there will be the children’s carnival dance and an event for the elderly will be celebrated on February 16th. The carnival procession itself will be on Sunday 19th February during the day and the evening carnival procession will be on the 25th February.This is the highlight of the carnival seasonand so far 25 different teams, six groups and three individuals have signed up. There will be three ‘comparsas’ or dance groups from other countries. The procession on the 19th will set off from the Plaza de Mariá Asunción along the Ramón Gallud route until Calle Orihuela. The evening procession will set off at 10pm along the same route but will disband at Patricio Pérez. There will also be two competitions, one for painting and another photography which will take place on Instagram. Hopefully the weather will be kind to the carnival participants this year. Suzanne O’Connell

IAG plans low-cost flights from Spain IAG, the group made up of Iberia, Air Lingus, Vueling and British Airways, says it will begin operating low-cost flights out of Barcelona to the United States, Latin America and Asia from June 2017. “Barcelona has become an important airport hub,” said a company spokesman, adding that it believes there is significant demand for “these new-generation long-haul flights.” IAG says it is considering two options for new its long-haul routes: to create a new airline, or to pool IAG’s existing resources. “We have not taken a final decision yet,” said company sources. The firm has chosen Barcelona as its hub for this new business segment because this is where its low-cost carrier Vueling is based, and this will allow it to funnel passengers from its extensive European network on to long-haul flights. IAG will use two Airbus A330s, and says the initiative will create 250 jobs. Among the destinations IAG is looking at are Los Angeles, San Francisco, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Havana, and Tokyo. “This new operation will add a new dimension to IAG and complement the other airlines in the group,” say company sources. Industry experts say that Vueling is unlikely to be used to operate the routes. Iberia – which has undergone extensive restructuring since the creation of IAG in 2011 to cut costs, involving routes being cut, staff layoffs and salaries reduced – has always been wary of discussing low-cost long-haul routes. IAG’s initiative seems aimed at challenging Norwegian, which has already announced that from June 2017 it will operate low-cost routes from Barcelona to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Newark and Fort Lauderdale.

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Bugs on Alicante farms bring orange shortage A plague of bugs is attacking orange groves in the Valencia region, and authorities have warned action needs to be taken ‘urgently’ to prevent a dearth of the fruit this season. Oranges are traditionally picked between November and February, sometimes being left on the trees until March or April to grow larger but generally pass their best before the spring – meaning an insect swarm affecting them now could cause terrific losses for citrus farmers. The Scirtothrips Dorsalis Hood, known commonly as the ‘chilli thrips’, is an invasive species which comes from south-east Asia, the Americas and Africa, and has been detected in orange groves near the towns of Albatera, Callosa de Segura, Cox, Granja de Rocamora and Orihuela, all in the southern part of the province of Alicante. Environmental and agriculture authorities in the Valencia have carried out

inspections on farms and explained what owners need to do in terms of disinfecting, and destroying affected fruit. The chilli thrips cause deformities in the fruit and leaves, causing the orange blossoms to fall off the trees, and blocks the photosynthetic activity in the plant. But the worst effect is the damage the bugs cause to the reproductive organs in the flowers and fruit, which can lead to a loss of harvest and a poor quality in oranges that reach full maturity. Agricultural laws passed in 2002 mean that the landowner, or farmer, is responsible for eradicating infestations at his or her own cost, and to notify the regional ministry. If they do not, as well as losing their own harvest, the farmers could be held liable if the infestation spreads to other people's crops, or those in public areas.


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Sign up for Torrevieja’s half marathon If you’re looking for a goal to achieve after the excesses of the festive period why not sign up for Torrevieja’s half marathon or its 10K run? This is the 34th time the run has taken place and it continues to be a popular event in Torrevieja’s calendar. The race will take place on 26th February 2017 and starts at 10am. Those who want to go the full distance and run the half marathon of 21Kdo two laps of the course. It extends all the way from Cala del Gambote at the northern point of the town, down to past the Muelle de la Sal in the south. As the organisers point out, it’s a good way to get to know a little more about your local town. If not perhaps the easiest. Those who opt for the 10K only have one lap to do. It’s a good run as there are few hills and, in most years, the weather has been kind to participants. There are regular water stops on the way which are staffed by volunteers. Registration takes place in the port

area and the event has been well organised in the past. It is a competitive race rather than a fun run and many people take it very seriously. However, people of all different nationalities and levels of fitness take part including a few in fancy dress. If you show your runner’s number then you will also receive a discount of €1 from your parking fee if you park by the port.At the end of the race you are given a snack and refreshments to help bring your energy levels back up to normal. Your registration fee includes civil liability and accident insurance and first aid facilities line the route. There is usually a good turn out from local people to cheer the runners on, even those bringing up the rear. The results are published on the website and all the runners will be sent an email with their results. You can also see the pictures of runners as they cross the finishing line on the website. There are different categories for the prizes including veteran groups and

trophies are given to the top three athletes in each category witheveryone getting a commemorative medal and goody bag for taking part. You can register up to the 23rd February but pay more the later you leave it. Until the 24th January the cost of registration for the half marathon is €18. Following this date you will pay €22. The 10K is slightly cheaper at €13 until the 24th January and €16 until the 23rd February. You register online and can pay directly online too. Once the transaction has been made you will receive a justificante de inscripción which you should bring to the event. It’s easy to sign up as the website has an English version and there is a Facebook page too. If you‘like’ this, you will be kept up-to-date as the event approaches. It’s a good opportunity to blow away the cobwebs whether you are participating or simply there to offer your support. http://www.mediomaratontorrevieja.es /?lang=en Suzanne O’Connell

DAESH supporters caught in Madrid A police raid on a Jihad cell in the outskirts of Madrid led to a haul of AK-47s and two arrests. National Police raided a hut in Vallecas, Madrid, near the A-3 Valencia motorway, among four other properties and detained two men aged 18 and 25 who have been charged with 'incitement to terrorism'. It is not thought at present that the men, who were Spanish-born but to parents from Gambia and Morocco, had planned any attacks or intended to, but they had fully internalised the Jihad 'cause' and have been described as

'extremely dangerous'. They are said to be 'second-generation terrorists', a profile which many of the 175 DAESH supporters arrested since summer 2015 when Spain raised its terror risk alert to 4, the highest being 5. Thanks to the new interior ministry scheme, Stop Radicalismos, members of the public can help out confidentially by giving information to security forces by phoning the free line 900 822 066, visiting Stop-radicalismos.es, or using the mobile phone application AlertCops.

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Torrevieja’s adult education under investigation The adult education centre is under investigation for having misappropriated €80,000 which was taken in registration fees for courses that should have been free. In spite of the accusations, adult education is to remain under the jurisdiction of the current governing body. A fact that is causing further disquiet amongst teachers and students. The facility has been under investigation since January 2016 and is run by The Vicent Marzá department. The department justify continuing with the provision due to the length of time thatit takes for a verdict to be reached. They also points out that measures have already been taken to ensure that the situation is rectified. Altogether around 500 adults are enrolled in the school. Five illegalities are being investigated: They include irregularities in relation to supervision, the operation of the students’ association, textbooks and registration. It was not clear where money from a vending machine in the centre was going and there was some mystery about its operation in the first place. In April last year eight of the ten teachers in the centre demanded the resignation of the director. Although not all of them work there any longer, there is a call for the director to be suspended whilst legal action is being taken. Those objecting to his continued presence suggest that this goes against the Valencian governments professed move towards greater transparency and intolerance of corruption. Suzanne O’Connell

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Green light for Villamartin housing development Orihuela Council has approved a new licence recently that green lights the building 144 new homes in Orihuela Costa. The development is to be located on Calle Verbena de la Paloma on the corner with Luisa Fernanda, near Villamartín Golf Club. Council spokesman Rafael Almagro said the houses will be high-spec with a basement, garage and swimming pool. The project is in addition to dozens of others that have already

been approved by the council in the last year – often to the bemusement of coastal residents who can see hundreds of resale properties still sitting empty. Orihuela Costa Continues to lead the number of constructions in Alicante province and at a national level, and even though the demand there never fell as much as the rest of the country during the worst years of the economic crisis, now it is bouncing

back, according to sources in the sector. The Official College of Quantity Surveyors, Technical Architects and Building Engineers of Alicante (COAATIEA) has revealed the construction figures from 2016 and according to its latest report, in 2015 there were 980 homes approved in Orihuela Costa, which is the largest number of property investments in Spain.

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Miracle babies prepare to go home The ‘miracle’ Siamese twins from Jávea born in November finally left the ICU at Alicante General hospital ahead of the Three Kings celebrations. Valentina and Isabella, who were born in the Jávea health centre at only 26 weeks’ weighed only 700 grams when born. At two months olds they now weigh 2.1 kilos and 1.52 kilos and are able to go home very soon. Their parents, Craig and Arlene Drysdale, said they are both ‘very happy and content’. ‘They left intensive care in time for their first Three Kings day’ noted twins father Craig. He said: “They have made remarkable progress in these few weeks. Isabella has to undertake surgery on 23rd January to operate on a hernia, But in reality, there have been very few problems.” The Siamese twins have already been in the Alicante hospital for two months and their parents are ‘hoping to take them

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home to Jávea on either the 26th or 27th January. The parents praised the skill and dedication of doctor Sánchez and his team, ‘Really, there is nothing to compare’ said Craig. ‘The birth of these twins was miraculous given their premature ages’. The situation was made even more precarious as the twins were born at the local health centre after the mother went into premature labour and was unable to be taken by ambulance to the hospital before the delivery. Assisting at the birth at Javea health centre was the unit’s matron Ana Vico and the paediatricians Monica Bonora and Silvana Pintos; these two dedicated doctors took the babies to hospital, cuddling each one to their bodies to transfer body heat until the girls could be placed in incubators on the ICU and given specialist treatment.

Flights to Shanghai can be bought for 224 euros and to New York and Miami for 219 euors. Trips from the mainland to the Balearics come in at 19 euros and to the Canaries at 29 euros.These prices are only available until Monday, 23rd January.

Flood support for local residents The office for people affected by floods across Orihuela will remain open until 20th January. The Deputy Mayor, Rafael Almagro, has announced that the official office for people affected by the floods is now open and that it will provide information on the subsidies available from the Ministry of Interior until 20th January. The office, located in the Department of Development and Agriculture, Calle Adolfo Clavarana, 6, will offer this service daily from Monday to Friday, from 10.00am to 1.00pm. Councillor Almagro also said that the web page of the City Council is already displaying the information people need and the necessary forms which can be downloaded in order to request these grants. In addition, the local government has set up the email address: infoafectadosinundaciones@aytoorihuela .es so that those interested can request more information.

Bigastro policeman rescues wounded Eagle AN EAGLE THAT IS THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN SHOT HAS BEEN RESCUED BY A POLICIA LOCAL OFFICER AFTER LOCAL RESIDENTS SPOTTED THE ANIMAL AND REALISED THAT IT WAS ON THE VERGE OF DEATH. A local policeman from Bigastro has become the saviour of a bird of prey that was found seriously wounded on Saturday on a farm in the municipality. Efrén Pamies did not hesitate to rush to the location where a group of local people that he knew said there was an eagle that seemed to have serious wounds. His love for nature, and in particular for native animals, led Efren Parries to take care of the animal, which is believed to be a Mousetrap Eagle (Buteo buteo) or a Common Buzzard as it would

be known in English. The bird may well have been injured for several days, as the blood around the wound on its wing was very dry. The two wounds, which were on one of bird’s wings and on one leg, could have been caused by a hunter’s gun or could have been inflicted by other smaller birds. Had it not been found and treated the Buzzard would have died. Luckily, it has now been safely deposited in the premises of the Local Police in Bigastro under the close

supervision of officer Pamies, who said: “I have fed her with a little chicken and she has eaten voraciously. She was very weak and extremely hungry.” It is expected that Civil Guard’s Seprona division, which specialises in the care and welfare of the environment, plants and animals will take care of the animal and transfer it to a shelter where it can recover from its wounds. It will stay there until the eagle can be returned back to its natural habitat.

Are you a New Year winner? This year's winning El Niño lottery ticket is number 08.354, which was sold entirely in the town of Torrent in the Valencia province. The province of Valencia has sold the winning ticket number in the El Niño 18 times. As with El Gordo, a full ticket, retailing at €200, is

worth a prize of €2 million, but most lottery purchases are in décimos, or tenths of a ticket, meaning the top prize for most buyers is €200,000. Second prize is ticket 95.379 and is worth €750,000 for a full ticket or €75,000 for a décimo, although lottery wins are now subject to 20 percent tax.

The second-prize numbered ticket was sold throughout the country, but the third-prize ticket, numbered 85.073 and worth €250,000 for a full ticket or €25,000 for a décimo, was also sold solely in the Valencian Community, in the town of Benetússer.


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Foster families are needed for under sevens Valencia’s regional government is searching for foster homes for 71 children aged under seven years’ old, who are currently in care, most of whom have special needs. Some are disabled or recovering from illness or injury, others have psychological problems, and a number of them are in care with their brothers and sisters and must not be separated. The campaign, entailed Acollir és creixer. Millor en família or ‘Fostering is growing. Better in a family, focuses on the fact that children under seven are the most vulnerable to emotional, learning and even physical growth problems through not living in a proper home, and includes a video with real foster families explaining the advantages they enjoy through caring for these children. At present, Valencia has 3,730 children under care orders, of whom 2,639 are living with extended or direct family members, 620 in foster homes, and 145 in pre-adoption families. But around 1,100 children live in care homes, of whom 71 are aged under seven years. Equality minister for Valencia and viceregional president Mònica Oltra says her team wants to work towards children's homes being abolished altogether. “The key to healthy child development is simply having at least one adult who is absolutely crazy about you,” says Oltra, although she admits closing down children's shelters is unlikely to happen in

the next few years. Psychological research has shown that the emotional and cognitive impact of internment on children is negative longterm, especially the most at-risk groups – those with ‘functional diversity’ such as mental health problems, disability, ethnic minorities or those in poverty – and children aged three and under. In all these cases and, ideally, all lower-risk cases too, internment in a children's home should be ‘extremely limited’ to ‘very, very short periods of time’, given that youngsters who grow up in family homes show better levels of academic success and social integration as adults.

Requirements In total, Valencia wants to find 900 foster

families across the three provinces of the region. Pre-requisites to applying are merely, ‘having the time and, above all, the desire’ to attend to displaced children and to ‘help them overcome the powerful emotional damage’ they have suffered, says Oltra. Fostering is, psychologically, more difficult for families, since the child only stays with them until their situation at home is resolved. But if this does not happen within two years, the foster family has the right to permanent custody of the child until he or she turns 18. The regional government says it will guarantee foster children can go to school near their temporary home, even the same school as their foster brothers and sisters, even if this leads to the centre becoming oversubscribed. Informational talks and the necessary training will be given free of charge to anyone who decides to take the leap. Some benefits will be given to help towards costs. The regional government is working on ways to help adult foster children survive. “It's cruel to just chuck them out onto the street when they hit 18,” says Oltra. More lenient conditions for 'social inclusion' or cost-of-living benefits, and bonuses for companies in the region which take on young adults leaving foster care are at the planning stage.


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Barefoot and raising money A 34 year-old woman and her two-year-old daughter arrived in Torrevieja on 3rd January on their journey from Barcelona to Gibraltar. Not only are they completing this journey on foot by they are doing it barefoot. Their very long walk began in Barcelona 53 days ago and together they will ultimately cover more than a thousand kilometres. The purpose of this gruelling trek is to raise

learning and practising her Spanish and was able to talk openly to reporters about her life and her ambition. Ilse is a guide in an interactive science museum in Ostend, Belgium. The intention is to purchase shoes for disadvantaged children who live in Kibera which is a suburb of Nairobi. Since November 11th she has been walking around 10 to 20km a day.

she has been guaranteed accommodation in Cartagena and she is well on her way to having raised the €4,000 she is aiming to have collected by the time she arrives in Gibraltar. There have been some moments, however, when Ilse has not felt quite so welcome. In a town north of Castellón she was detained by the local policeafter someone alerted them to the

money to buy shoes for children in Nairobi. Ilse Longuet and her daughter Helinah have been enjoying the past few days of mild weather. During the very bad rains towards the end of December, they took refuge in a campsite in Valencia. Now Ilse is relieved that the Spanish climate is proving to be more helpful to her mission. Whilst walking, Ilse has been

Where possible she has walked along the beach or she uses secondary roads. When asked if her feet were hurting she explained that her feet were fine but her back was suffering a little from carrying her daughter in an African-style baby carrier. During her quest Ilse has been greeted warmly by Spaniards and has been welcomed into their homes. Next

woman who was walking barefoot with someone else’s child on her back. Once she arrives in Gibraltar she will travel with her partner to Kenya and buy the shoes, water filters and food for the children who need it so desperately and who live in such poor homes. The people of Torrevieja wish her good luck. Suzanne O’Connell


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WEEKLY EURO UPDATE With the Greek pensioners' bonus and the Italian banks' temporary liquidity discomfort quietly put to bed the euro went into the New Year looking steady, if uninspired. It ambled through the first week of 2017, enjoying some decent Euroland economic data without really celebrating them. The purchasing managers' indices, which look at current and anticipated activity in the private sector, were mostly up on the month and better than forecast. Inflation was also higher than expected at a provisional 1.1%. The euro moved a cent and quarter higher against the US dollar. The Greenback was hurt by the revelation that, because of uncertainty about the incoming president's policies, the Federal Reserve might not be as keen to increase interest rates as everyone had imagined. Sterling was neckand-neck with the euro, largely because the UK economic data were at least as punchy as those from the euro zone. It was not a great start to the

New Year for the dollar. Losses of a cent and a quarter to both the euro and the pound helped put it squarely at the back of the major currency field and it had no competition for the wooden spoon. There was nothing wrong with the US economic data. The purchasing managers' index surveys of current and anticipated activity in the private sector delivered results that were stronger than expected. But the minutes of last month's policy meeting at the Federal Reserve were less bullish than investors had anticipated. Some committee members wondered whether the strengthening dollar might have reduced upward pressure on inflation, lessening the need for higher interest rates. Meanwhile the ecostats from Britain and Euroland were also looking good. There, too, private sector activity was looking stronger. So, in what could have been a three-way draw, the Fed minutes lost it for the dollar.

TOURIST RECORD Spain has set another record for foreign holidaymaker visits – throughout 2016, the country welcomed a total of 71.5 million tourists, more than one-and-a-half times the resident population. In November alone, 4.1 million foreign visitors arrived in Spain, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INE) based upon data gathered by the Tourist Movement Across Borders Survey (FRONTUR). Already exceeding the expected 70 million by the end of the year, the final figure is likely to be even higher since the numbers counted to date only go up to the end of November. Over these 11 months, the UK remained the most faithful to Spain with nearly 17 million holidaymakers – well over a quarter of the population of the British Isles – travelled to the country, representing 23.7 percent of the total and a year-on-year increase of 12.3 percent. French visitors were the second-largest national group, with 10.8 million travelling to Spain – up by 7.1 percent on the same period in 2015 – followed by

Germans, who totalled 10.7 million, up by 6.1 percent. The Irish represented the greatest growth, rising by 22.7 percent to 1.74 million, followed by the Portuguese, up by 15.8 percent to 1.87 million. And the Russian market is showing signs of recovery, growing by 1.8 percent to 920,000. Catalunya continues to be the number one destination in Spain, accounting for 23.8 percent of the total number of holidaymakers, or 17 million, rising by 3.8 percent year-on-year. The Balearics comes second, with 12.9 million visitors, up by 12 percent; the Canaries third with 12 million tourists, increasing by 12.7 percent; Andalucía fourth, with 10.1 million, rising by 12.9 percent; Valencia fifth, with 7.4 million, increasing by 16.8 percent, and Madrid sixth with 5.3 million tourists, up by 12.6 percent. All bar 15 million stayed in paid accommodation with the remainder staying in their own holiday homes, those of friends or family, or with relatives or friends already living in Spain.

Three Kings visit ill children The Three Kings took time out of their busy schedule recently to visit the sick children at the Vega Baja Hospital after their arrival in Orihuela. The Councillor for Festivities, Mariola Rocamora, accompanied the Three Kings on their traditional visit to the Vega Baja Hospital, where they delivered toys to the children who have been admitted to or were already in the hospital over the festive period. The Mayor said: “It is an endearing event that we cannot miss because the children look forward to the

visit of the Magi for many days beforehand, and also have the good fortune to be the first to greet them personally after their arrival in Orihuela.” The three Magi made their first visit after arriving in the city, this was prior to the morning reception that took place at the Town Hall at 10.30am and where they were received by the Mayor, Emilio Bascuñana, and members of the Municipal Corporation. Then, their Majesties moved on to the Circus Theatre to collect the children’s letters before the traditional parades got underway.


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Three Kings on the Coast Once again Orihuela Costa held its own dedicated Three Kings Parade, with local residents lining the streets to watch the Magi pass by. According to Spanish folklore and tradition, it is the Three Kings and not Father Christmas that bring presents to children that have been good all year and they do not bring them to open on Christmas Day, but on 6th January, the Epiphany. Festivities officially start the evening before Epiphany, on the night of 5th January, when the Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos or Three Kings' Parade takes place. The coming of the Reyes Magos is marked

to Spanish tradition the Three Kings leave a piece of coal instead of lovely presents, as a punishment. The Three King’s Parade on the Coast began near the Town Hall and weaved its way through the streets of Orihuela Costa to Zenia Boulevard. In addition to the trio of esteemed guests - Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar - the parade featured local groups and societies, dance troops, musicians and marching bands as well as larger than life characters from films and cartoons. The crowd followed the parade to the shopping centre, where children were able to hand over their

by these huge and spectacular parades in every city, town or village of the country, no matter how big or small, where sweets and presents are given to all. The Kings ride upon horses or elaborate floats and throw goodies down to the children lining the streets. This is also traditionally the big opportunity for children to ask the Kings for presents. That evening, before an early night in bed, children leave out their shoes in a spot where the Kings are sure to see them. The religious monarchs, just like Santa Claus, certainly love their sweets, so Spanish children often set out goodies to entice the Kings as well as hay to feed their camels. When morning arrives, children delightedly discover that the Kings nibbled the sweets, the camels ate the hay, and by their shoes there are wrapped presents just waiting to be torn into. Unless, of course, they have been naughty and then according

present lists to the Three Kings and adults continued to celebrate the evening with festive fun, music and dancing. The tradition of the Three Kings stems from the New Testament where it is stated that the Kings, Melchor, Gaspar, and Balthasar, travelled by night all the way from the farthest confines of the Earth to bring gifts to the baby Jesus, whom they recognised as the Son of God. As well as being regal, the Three Kings are depicted as wise men, whose very wisdom is proved by their acknowledgement of Christ’s divine status. Arriving from three different directions, the Kings followed the light provided by the star of Bethlehem, which lingered over the manger. In 1885, the Spanish government called for a parade to mark the very special holiday. Mireille Toddington


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The history of pistachio nuts reflects their “royal character”, endurance and pride. Pistachios are said to have been a favourite delicacy of the Queen of Sheba, who confiscated all Assyrian deliveries for herself and for her royal court. Pistachio is the common name for Pistacia vera - related botanically with the likes of the Cashew and Mango. Although pistachio trees have been known for a long period of time, the place of their origin is uncertain. They probably come from the Middle East, western Asia and Asia Minor, where they used to grow wild in the high desert regions. Legend has it that lovers met beneath the trees to hear the pistachios crack open on moonlit nights for the promise of good fortune. And Nebuchadnezzar, the ancient king of Babylon, is said to have had pistachio trees planted in his fabled hanging gardens. History of the pistachio Pistachios are one of the oldest flowering nut trees. Recent archeological evidence suggests that the nuts were being used for food as early as 7,000 B.C. Flourishing in hot climates, pistachios spread from the Middle East to the Mediterranean, quickly becoming a treasured deli-cacy among royalty, travellers and com-mon folk alike. The pistachio’s high nu-tritional value and long storage life also made it an indispensable travel item among early explorers and traders. Along with almonds, pistachios were fre-quently

carried by travelers across the ancient Silk Road that connected China with the West. Growth habits The pistachio is a broad, bushy, tree which grows slowly to a height and spread of 25 to 30 feet (7 to 9 m), with one or several trunks. It is deciduous (drops its leaves each year) and dioecious (comes in separate sexes with the male trees bearing pollen and the female trees bearing the nuts). Both male and female trees must be present for fruit to set, or a branch from a male tree may be grafted on a female tree. The trees are wind-polli-nated rather than bee-pollinated. The trees are inclined to spread and droop, and may initially need staking. Their open habit and attractive foliage make them valuable ornamentals Like many other nut trees, the pistachio is alter-nate bearing - producing a heavy crop one year and a lighter crop the next. Pistachios mature rather slowly, reaching significant production seven to ten years after planting. Peak production is reached at about 20 years. Under fa-vourable conditions pistachio trees live and produce for centuries. Culture Pistachio trees will grow and survive in a

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wide range of conditions, but thrive in areas which have winters cool enough to break bud dormancy and long, hot summers. Chill requirements are estimated at 600 to 1,500 hours below 7°C, depending on cultivar. Pistachio trees are very tolerant of drought, frost, heat, and saline soil. They need a sunny position and well-drained soil and do best with deep, infrequent

watering. Pistachio trees do poorly in conditions of high humidity, and are susceptible to root rot if they get too much water and the soil is not sufficiently free draining. Since pistachios grow slowly, they do not require large quantities of nitrogen fertilizer. A spring feeding of a complete, balanced fertilizer should be adequate. Marc Vijverberg

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In Praise of a Girl’s Best Friend Earlier this year we devoted a column to ‘Man’s best Friend’, which, as you all know, is his faithful oul dog. In the interests of gender balance, this week we feel that ‘A Girl’s Best Friend’ should be featured. The cat or kitten is the most common household pet. This may, or may not be the case but it is totally irrelevant information because if anyone thinks that the cat is a girl’s best friend he is making an awful mistake because...? Well because “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” – that’s why! We are talking here fellows about the hardest natural substance known to man; no, not the girls you fools, the diamond! The diamond has been around for a fair bit of time – up to three billion years, in fact. It may come as some surprise to my self-proclaimed diamondly disadvantaged wife to find out that I know anything at all about diamonds, but when I visited South Africa I happened to meet up with a small (5’3’’) diamond dealer and I found his knowledge of gems to be fascinating. This was in Cecil Rhodes territory, the guy who formed the worldfamous De Beers diamond mining empire, which still controls 60% of the world’s diamond production. Before talking to Vincent I would have thought that a diamond was just valued by a trained eye, much the same as a butcher would eye up a Mullingar heifer. Not so; there are clearly identifiable characteristics which determine the value of the stone and these are the four Cs; cut, clarity, colour and carat. The best cut stones reflect the light in such a way as to optimise the fire and brilliance of the diamond. The best cut will be classified as Ideal, followed by Excellent and Very Good. Anything less for the girls would be like man’s best friend missing a paw. The best colour is no colour at all – although there is what are known

as “fancy diamonds”, which can command a big price. These are pure diamonds that, by a freak of nature, have turned out pink, blue, green, amber or even red. Diamonds are categorised from D to Z, with D representing the finest colourless stone. Most ‘colourless’ are, however, tinged with a hint of yellow and this is why they are usually set in yellow gold – to mask the yellow body tinge. Nitrogen is believed to be responsible for the yellow and blue diamonds, such as the famous Hope Diamond, are coloured by baron. ‘Clarity’ is what measures internal marks, known as “inclusions” and external marks called “blemishes”. Almost all diamonds incorporate tiny natural marks and the less of these, the higher the ‘Clarity’, which has around a dozen classifications. The larger the diamond, the more it weighs and like gold, diamonds are measured in carats. The word carat originates from a tree called Ceratonia Siliqua, which produces seeds of a consistent uniformity. In olden times one carat equalled the weight of one seed. Nowadays it takes a lot of mining and a lot of rock to find one carat of diamond in the Kimberley region of South Africa. Just like I found when I worked in a Canadian gold mine, I could not see the gold; likewise in Kimberley, they take out about ten tons of diamond- containing rock in order to get a carat of raw diamonds. What may surprise you is that almost 80% of diamonds mined go for industrial use. But the diamond is much more than the sister’s best friend: It is a rock-solid investment. Diamond demand is expanding all the time and over time, diamonds have always held their value. Diamonds are the perfect investment for many other reasons, apart from holding their value. They

don’t take up much room, can be moved around and can be sold for cash almost anywhere in the world. If you don’t need to cash them in, you can pass them on to your children or a “good friend” who likes to wear them. The beneficiaries will avoid paying capital gains or death duties, so you don’t give a “digout” to the heads of state. It is more than possible to make a nice profit on diamonds, but before you buy, you need to know what you are buying. Like a good farmer might say; “the day you buy is the day you sell.” The better the quality of the diamond you buy, the easier it is to sell and therefore the greater profit. Of course it goes without saying that the more you can invest and the longer you are in a position to wait, the greater will be the return. Never buy anything unless it is certified by a recognised grading laboratory and ensure that the certificate is genuine. If you see the words “clarity enhanced” don’t touch it. You can obtain manuals on how diamonds are priced, current world prices and the first thing that will shock you is the mark-up of your friendly jewellers! This column was not intended to be about hardheaded investment or wheelin’ and dealin’ at all, at all. During this season of goodwill we are just reminding boys and girls as to the girl’s best friend. There is no guarantee that the girl will last, but like the other song says; “Diamonds are Forever”!

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An ONCE lottery ticket seller from Torrevieja is under investigation for fraudulently claiming that his house had been burgled and that €4,000 from the sale of vouchers had been stolen. The 52 year old man is believed to have tried to obtain more than €6,500 from an insurance company in compensation for the simulated robbery. ONCE is the Organización Nacional de Ciegos Españoles or National Organisation of Spanish blind people. It aims to raise funds to provide services for the blind and those with serious visual impairment. It is well-known for its charity lottery tickets known as Cupóns. The man claimed that the €4,000 stolen from his house had been collected from the sale of the lottery tickets and that more unsold tickets valued at €1,500 along with jewellery worth €1,000 had also been stolen. Following the denuncia made by the man, an investigation was carried out at his home. Although initially it looked as though a robbery had taken place, there were some indications that this was not the case.

Further research into the claim showed that the same man had made a similar one some years earlier. In the same manner, the man had taken out expensive insurance cover only days before the robbery allegedly took place. Combining all the evidence the Guardia Civil were finally able to arrest the man and charge him with fraud. Following his arrest, he confessed to the crime. This was the third attempt to collect insurance money fraudulently in the

past two months. In December 2016, two other people were investigated for reporting thefts and claiminginsurance to cover their loss. The thefts were later found not to have taken place. The Guardia Civil are keen to ensure that people are aware that claiming insurance money as a result of an invented crime like theft is in fact a crime in itself and can lead to a prison sentence.


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PERTH is Australia's only city where you can enjoy the beach lifestyle, relax in natural bushland, sample world-class local wines and watch an ocean sunset within just 30 minutes of the city. It's also the sunniest state capital, averaging 3,000 hours of sunshine per year and boasting a string of 19 beautifully clean and uncrowded beaches, from iconic Cottesloe to the surf hotspot of Scarborough. Regular flights to Perth depart from overseas, all state capitals and many regional locations, landing you just 20 minutes from the central business district. For more exciting ways to get there, how about a ride on the legendary Indian Pacific rail, an epic road trip across the Nullarbor, or a summer cruise of the coast? Situated beside the Swan River, Perth is a living picture postcard, with the best views of all from Kings Park and Botanic Garden one of the biggest inner-city parks in the world. Larger than New York's Central Park, there are so many ways to enjoy its 400-plus hectares of sculpted gardens and natural bushland. Stroll the treetop walk, take an Indigenous cultural tour, picnic among the gum trees and in Spring, see the wildflowers in bloom. Another city icon is the Swan Bells, which fills the air with sounds from one of the largest musical instruments on Earth. From there, you can hop on the free bus to museums, art galleries and the Perth Mint home to the world's greatest collection of gold bars. There's also plenty of retail therapy on offer. The high-end fashion boutiques of King Street make it the place to be seen. The Murray and Hay Street malls are where you'll find the big brands, or for some eclectic vibes, head to Northbridge, Mount Lawley, Leederville, Subiaco or Victoria Park. Take a lazy lunch by the river or beachside and enjoy the fresh fusion flavours of Perth's many cafes, restaurants and new small bars. Jump on a ferry to South Perth to take in that sensational skyline. It's spectacular at night, when the glittering lights are reflected on the river.

Perth city is flat and compact, easily navigated and proud of its safe and friendly environment. Framed by two splendid public parks (North and South Inch) and the striking Tay Street promenade, Perth city centre enjoys an enviable location. Perth is the perfect place for a special day out or stay. Excellent shopping, eating out, entertainment, attractions and sport are all within close proximity to the city centre. Perth is a consistent Beautiful Britain award winner, showing a strong commitment to the environment and the city's streets and public gardens are filled with colour from Easter to Autumn. Perth is Western Australia’s centre for the arts, craft, culture and entertainment. This vibrant city is home to many of the State’s major arts and cultural attractions and host to numerous festivals and events. Here you can enjoy a diverse range of experiences all year round. Most attractions are open daily and offer interactive experiences and guided tours to enrich your visit. State-of-the-art entertainment venues present a diverse range of theatre, dance, music, comedy and film showcasing the State’s rich creative spirit. Blessed with a mediterranean climate, the City of Perth is well suited as host to wide range of outdoor and indoor activities. The clean city environment with beautiful parks, gardens and the Swan River fioreshore provides the perfect settings for many individual, group and club sporting and leisure pursuits.

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My sister brought home a guy, who she says she’s really into. The trouble is that as soon as I saw him, I recognised him as one of my old flings. When we were introduced, he looked at me like he thought

I saw my Dad recently with another woman. He doesn’t know I saw him, but the woman he was with was definitely more than a friend to him - they were all over each other. I needed to be absolutely sure, so I followed him one night and saw them together again. I haven’t said anything yet to him, but I can’t live with this knowledge that he is cheating on my mother, and lying to the family. It’s eating me up. I told my sister, and she thinks we should tell Mum. This is an awful burden for you to keep. You and your sister should go to him privately, and tell him what you know. He most probably will deny it and say it’s not what you think. However, he is not being fair to your mother. You could say to him that unless he finishes with this woman you will tell your mother, but things will undoubtedly get ugly from there. See how things go. If he doesn’t stop seeing this woman you may have no choice.

he knew me, but wasn‘t sure. I am wondering now whether I should tell my sister. If I tell her we had a one night stand, it will be awful. What should I do? The one thing in my favour is that this guy is a real ladies man, and I wonder how long he will stay with my sister anyway. You could tell your sister, but you may risk her turning against you if she thinks you have done it out of spite. There’s also the fact that this guy hasn’t admitted anything, and may even not have fully remembered your encounter. For now I would stay out of their way, and don’t say anything. If you don’t think their relationship will last, it may not ever become an issue. 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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RINGING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH THE ANGELS Now is the time to start believing.... There is always hope and light at the end of the tunnel if you believe. The commencement of a New Year brings many things and some of you may be feeling apprehensive especially with the massive energy shift that many of us have been feeling. Personally my dreams have become even more vivid and I know in my heart that at least a couple of them are prophetic. My Dad who is in spirit has been giving me many messages of light within my dreams and I have felt his spirit many times. If you have been asking for help, or need guidance, our loved ones in spirit can, and do, assist by leaving you messages of their presence. Ever heard their favourite tune on the radio just as you were thinking about them? or see someone who uncannily resembles them or the robin who appears just when you were feeling down or upset? I know that a lot of you have moved on from situations that no longer serve you and it feels as if everything is upside down. However we have to go through this process so we can embrace what is around the corner. Change can be unsettling but it can also be full of joy, magic and wonder. You will find that everything happens for a reason and

the angels and your loved ones are setting the wheels in motion for what is to come.... So enjoy each moment, get excited for a new chapter in your life and retain your sense of fun. Know that life is

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The Great Wall (2016) 6.1 A mystery centered around the construction of the Great Wall of China. Director: Yimou Zhang (as Zhang Yimou ) Writers: Max Brooks (story by), Edward Zwick (story by) Stars: Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe

Storks(2016) 7.1 Storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages. But when an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby. Directors: Nicholas Stoller, Doug Sweetland Writer: Nicholas Stoller Stars: Andy Samberg, Katie Crown, Kelsey Grammer

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How to Lose Weight Well

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World News Today Grand Tours of Scotland The Trains That Time Forgot: Britain's Lost Railway Journeys Dan Snow on Lloyd George: My Great-Great-Grandfather Walesa: Man of Hope The Real Great Escape A Very British Renaissance Britain on Film Dan Snow on Lloyd George: My Great-Great-Grandfather This is BBC Four

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10.00pm

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The Great Artists

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3rd Rock from the Sun

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8.05am

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7.25am

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8.30am

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10.00am

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8.05am

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8.20am

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8.30am

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8.50am

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10.30am

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12.00pm

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1.00pm

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1.05pm

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9.15am

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6.00pm

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7.00pm

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9.35am

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7.30pm

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9.45am

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8.00pm

Channel 4 News

9.50am

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9.00pm

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10.00am

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10.00pm

No Offence

10.15am

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11.00pm

19 Kids and Counting

12.15pm

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12.05am

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1.10pm

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1.15pm

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2.15pm

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2.45pm

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3.15pm

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1.10am

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1.40am

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2.35am

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4.05am

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4.15pm

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5.00am

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6.00pm

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6.30pm

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6.50am

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7.30pm

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11.45pm

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7.55pm

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7.00am 7.45am 8.30am 9.00am 10.00am 12.00pm 1.00pm 2.00pm 2.10pm 2.55pm 3.40pm 5.30pm 6.15pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 11.30pm 12.15am 1.15am 2.15am 2.45am 3.45am 4.30am

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Now That's Funny!

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Challenging documentary. Around the world there has been a huge increase in the number of children being referred to gender clinics. Increasingly, parents are encouraged to adopt a 'gender affirmative' approach - fully supporting their children's change of identity. But is this approach right? One of the world's leading experts in childhood gender dysphoria (the condition where children are unhappy with their biological sex) lost his job for challenging the new orthodoxy that children know best. Dr Kenneth Zucker believes he is a victim of the politicisation of transgender issues. The film presents evidence that most children with gender dysphoria overcome the feelings without transitioning and questions the science behind the idea that a boy could somehow be born with a 'female brain' or vice versa.

ITV4 7.00am 7.55am 8.45am 9.50am 10.50am 11.55am 1.00pm 1.30pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 2.55pm 4.00pm 5.00pm 6.00pm 7.05pm 7.35pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 11.05pm 12.40am

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Gunsmoke Minder Quincy, M.E. The Professionals Ironside Gunsmoke Storage Wars New York Storage Wars New York Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Quincy, M.E. Ironside The Professionals The Saint Storage Wars New York Storage Wars New York Pawn Stars Pawn Stars River Monsters Unforgiven FYI Daily Unforgiven The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford FYI Daily


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BBC2

Breakfast Rip Off Britain Homes Under the Hammer Wanted Down Under Caught Red Handed Bargain Hunt BBC News at One Regional News and Weather Father Brown !Mpossible Escape to the Country The Hairy Bikers' Comfort Food Antiques Road Trip Pointless BBC News at Six Regional News and Weather The One Show A Question of Sport EastEnders Room 101 Not Going Out Mrs. Brown's Boys BBC News at Ten Regional News and Weather The Graham Norton Show Uncle The NFL Show

7.00am 7.45am 8.30am 9.00am 9.30am 10.00am 12.00pm 1.00pm 2.00pm 2.15pm 3.00pm 3.35pm 5.30pm 6.15pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 9.00pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 11.30pm 12.05am 1.05am 2.05am 3.35am 4.20am

ITV2 7.00am 7.20am 8.15am 9.00am 10.00am 10.35am 11.25am 12.25pm 1.25pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.50pm 4.55pm 6.00pm 7.00pm 8.00pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 11.05pm 12.10am 12.35am 1.10am

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Football Gold WWE Main Event Barclays Premier League World Premier League Legends Premier League 100 Club The Premier League Years Barclays Premier League World Premier League Match Pack Great Sporting Moments Premier League Legends Sporting Heroes Barclays Premier League World Premier League Match Pack Boxing Gold Barclays Premier League World The Fantasy Football Club Football The Fantasy Football Club Barclays Premier League Preview More Than a Game Boxing Gold Barclays Premier League Preview The Fantasy Football Club Barclays Premier League Preview Football Gold Boxing Gold The Fantasy Football Club

7.00am 7.45am 8.35am 9.05am 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 12.20am 12.50am 1.20am 2.25am 3.30am 3.55am 4.50am

Charmed Charmed Hollyoaks Rules of Engagement Baby Daddy Brooklyn Nine-Nine 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 Carjackers The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Speed The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Tattoo Fixers Gogglebox Hollyoaks First Dates Chewing Gum

Sky Movies Premiere Jamie Marks is Dead

9.00am

The Witch

10.40am

Sky Movies 2017 Preview

11.10am

10 Cloverfield Lane

1.10pm

The Huntsman: Winter's War

3.10pm

The Top Ten Show 2017

3.30pm

The Colony

5.30pm

All Roads Lead to Rome

7.15pm

The Witch

ITV1 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

Planet's Funniest Animals Who's Doing the Dishes? The Ellen DeGeneres Show Emmerdale You've Been Framed! Gold Psych Scorpion Who's Doing the Dishes? 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! Two and a Half Men Get Him to the Greek FYI Daily Get Him to the Greek Family Guy Family Guy American Dad! National Treasure 4: Baby Franny: She's Doing Well: The Hole Story American Dad! Two and a Half Men

7.00am

Rip Off Britain Wanted Down Under Caught Red Handed Great British Menu Great British Menu Victoria Derbyshire BBC Newsroom Live The Daily Politics Coast Chefs: Put Your Menu Where Your Mouth is Talking Pictures From Here to Eternity A Place to Call Home Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is Eggheads Great British Railway Journeys Big Dreams Small Spaces Mastermind Only Connect World's Most Extraordinary Homes QI Newsnight The Last Kingdom The Last Kingdom Planet Earth II The Big Food Rescue This is BBC Two

9.00pm

The Huntsman: Winter's War

11.00pm

10 Cloverfield Lane

12.50am

Jamie Marks is Dead

2.45am

The Colony

4.45am

All Roads Lead to Rome

6.30am

Star Wars: Rogue One Special

Sky 1 7.00am 8.00am 9.00am 9.30am 10.00am 10.30am 11.00am 11.30am 12.00pm 1.00pm 2.00pm 3.00pm 4.00pm 5.00pm 5.30pm 6.00pm 6.30pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.00am 1.00am 2.00am 3.00am 4.00am

UK Border Force UK Border Force Monkey Life Monkey Life Police Force Australia Police Force Australia Border Security Border Security Forever NCIS: Los Angeles Hawaii Five-0 Hawaii Five-0 NCIS: Los Angeles Modern Family Modern Family The Simpsons Futurama Futurama The Simpsons Modern Family Delicious Carpool Karaoke Sports Funniest Moments A League of Their Own The Force Manchester Brit Cops: Frontline Crime Hawaii Five-0

7.00am 7.25am 8.25am 9.30am 10.25am 10.55am 11.25am 11.50am 2.00pm 3.05pm 4.05pm 5.15pm 5.50pm 6.20pm 6.55pm 8.00pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 12.10am 1.45am 2.40am 3.40am 5.15am 6.05am 6.30am 6.50am

Doctor in the House Heartbeat Where the Heart is The Royal Judge Judy Judge Judy Judge Judy A Touch of Frost Heartbeat The Royal Where the Heart is Doctor in the House You're Only Young Twice George and Mildred Heartbeat Murder, She Wrote Doc Martin A Touch of Frost Blue Murder The Knock Wycliffe Wild at Heart Rory Bremner's Great British Views You're Only Young Twice Judge Judy ITV3 Nightscreen

E4

SOAP UPDATE Eastenders - Denise goes into labour, but will she go through with her plan? Bex is left torn by her future. Emmerdale - Pierce tries to control his anger. Chrissie feels let down. Jimmy worries about Nicola. Coronation Street - A grieving Michelle lashes out. The garage is heading for a crash. Bethany's new friendship comes with advantages. Michelle struggles to cope with the ultimate loss. Phelan gets caught out. Sarah is taken aback by Bethany's big dreams.

Good Morning Britain Lorraine The Jeremy Kyle Show This Morning Loose Women ITV Lunchtime News ITV News London Judge Rinder Dickinson's Real Deal Tipping Point The Chase ITV News London ITV Evening News Emmerdale Coronation Street Best Walks with a View with Julia Bradbury Coronation Street Tina and Bobby ITV News at Ten and Weather ITV News London Fishing Impossible The Wine Show Jackpot247 Freeze Out ITV Nightscreen

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3rd Rock from the Sun

7.00am

The Wotwots!

7.40am

3rd Rock from the Sun

7.10am

Lily's Driftwood Bay

8.05am

King of Queens

7.20am

Pip Ahoy!

7.30am

Peppa Pig

7.35am

Peppa Pig

7.40am

Bob the Builder

8.30am

King of Queens

8.55am

Everybody Loves Raymond

9.25am

Everybody Loves Raymond

7.55am

Little Princess

10.00am

Frasier

8.05am

Fireman Sam

10.30am

Frasier

8.20am

Thomas and Friends

11.00am

Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA

8.30am

Noddy: Toyland Detective

12.00pm

Find it, Fix it, Flog it

8.50am

Paw Patrol

9.00am

Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom

9.15am

Wissper

9.25am

Peppa Pig

1.00pm

Channel 4 News Summary

1.05pm

Darts

7.00pm

The Simpsons

9.35am

Peppa Pig

7.30pm

Hollyoaks

9.45am

Milkshake Monkey

8.00pm

Channel 4 News

9.50am

Toot the Tiny Tugboat

9.00pm

Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast

10.00am

Toby's Travelling Circus

10.00pm

8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

10.15am

The Wright Stuff

12.15pm

The Hotel Inspector

1.10pm

5 News Lunchtime

1.15pm

Celebrity Big Brother

11.00pm

Alan Carr Yap, Yap, Yap!

12.05am

First Dates Hotel

1.10am

Sexy Beast

2.15pm

Home and Away

2.45am

No Offence

2.45pm

Neighbours

3.40am

The Secret Life of 5 Year Olds

3.15pm

NCIS

4.35am

Kirstie's Handmade Treasures

4.15pm

The Wrong Woman

4.55am

Hoarder SOS

6.00pm

5 News at 5

6.30pm

Neighbours

7.00pm

Home and Away

7.30pm

5 News Tonight

8.00pm

Penguin A and E with Lorraine Kelly

9.00pm

Dogs Make You Laugh Out Loud 3

10.00pm

Celebrity Big Brother

11.00pm

Lip Sync Battle UK

11.30pm

Celebrity Big Brother

5.55am

Location, Location, Location

6.50am

King of Queens

BBC 4 8.00pm

World News Today

8.30pm

Top of the Pops

9.00pm

The Good Old Days

12.05am

Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side

10.00pm

Sound of Musicals with Neil Brand

1.00am

Super Casino

11.00pm

Bowie at the BBC

4.10am

Celebrity Big Brother

12.00am

David Bowie: Five Years

5.00am

Celebrity Big Brother

1.30am

Top of the Pops

5.25am

The Secret Life of Pets

2.05am

Sound of Musicals with Neil Brand

5.45am

Great Scientists

3.05am

David Bowie: Five Years

6.10am

House Doctor

4.35am

This is BBC Four

6.35am

House Doctor

9.55am

Kirstie's Fill Your House for Free

10.20am

Come Dine with Me

10.45am

Come Dine with Me

11.15am

Come Dine with Me

11.50am

Come Dine with Me

12.20pm

The League of Gentlemen

2.40pm

Time Team

3.45pm

Time Team

4.50pm

Car S.O.S

5.50pm

The Supervet

6.50pm

A Place in the Sun

7.55pm

A Place in the Sun

8.55pm

Grand Designs

7.00am 7.55am 8.50am 9.50am 10.50am 11.55am 1.00pm 1.30pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 2.55pm 4.00pm 5.00pm 6.00pm 7.10pm 7.40pm 8.05pm 8.35pm 9.00pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 11.05pm 11.10pm 12.40am 1.40am 1.45am 2.45am

Gunsmoke The Saint Quincy, M.E. The Professionals Ironside Gunsmoke Storage Wars New York Storage Wars New York Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Quincy, M.E. Ironside The Professionals The Saint Storage Wars New York Storage Wars New York Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Counting Cars Counting Cars The World is Not Enough FYI Daily The World is Not Enough Death Wish 4: The Crackdown FYI Daily Death Wish 4: The Crackdown Tommy Cooper

ITV3

More 4

10.00pm

My Sister's Keeper

12.05am

999: What's Your Emergency?

1.15am

Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA

2.10am

Bodyshockers

3.15am

8 Out of 10 Cats

4.05am

8 Out of 10 Cats

ITV4

MOVIE PICK Tina and Bobby - ITV - 10.00pm

First in a three-part drama series telling the true story of Tina and Bobby Moore's marriage. In the first episode, it is love at first sight when Tina Dean meets Bobby Moore, and she soon abandons her career to marry him. Although Tina struggles as a housewife, Bobby's star ascends as he becomes England captain, and when Tina falls pregnant their future looks bright - until Bobby is diagnosed with testicular cancer. Sworn to secrecy, Tina shoulders the burden of his illness alone and proves herself as his rock, and the birth of baby Roberta consolidates their bond. Bobby resumes playing, but he and Tina clash when Bobby jeopardises his World Cup prospects. A contrite Bobby backs down, promising Tina that everything will get back to normal after the World Cup.


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ITV1

11.00am

Saturday Kitchen

8.45am

To be Announced

10.25am

ITV News

7.15am

King of Queens

7.00am

Milkshake Monkey

12.30pm

To be Announced

9.45am

To be Announced

10.30am

Rebound

7.40am

King of Queens

7.05am

Milkshake! Bop Box

1.00pm

Football Focus

11.00am

Secret Britain

11.25am

Guess This House

7.10am

Peppa Pig

BBC News

To be Announced

Everybody Loves Raymond

2.00pm

12.00pm

8.05am

12.25pm

Judge Rinder

1.00pm

To be Announced

Bob the Builder

ITV News and Weather

Everybody Loves Raymond

7.15am

1.30pm

8.30am

2.00pm

To be Announced

9.00am

Everybody Loves Raymond

7.25am

Wanda and the Alien

2.45pm

To be Announced

Frasier

7.35am

Zack and Quack

3.45pm

To be Announced To be Announced

Frasier

Seaside Antics

4.45pm

10.00am

7.45am

10.30am

The Big Bang Theory

7.50am

Fireman Sam

11.00am

The Big Bang Theory

8.00am

Pip Ahoy!

8.15am

Little Princess

8.30am

Paw Patrol

8.50am

Blaze and the Monster Machines

9.15am

Noddy in Toyland

9.30am

Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom

3.00pm

To be Announced

4.00pm

To be Announced

5.00pm

Final Score

6.20pm

BBC News

6.30pm

Regional News and Weather

6.40pm

Celebrity Mastermind

7.10pm

Pointless

8.00pm

Let it Shine

9.25pm

Casualty

CITV

Channel 5

Breakfast

To be Announced

7.00am

Channel 4

7.00am

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2.15pm

To be Announced

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Mastermind

5.30pm

University Challenge

6.00pm

Only Connect

6.30pm

World's Most Extraordinary Homes

7.30pm

Thailand: Earth's Tropical Paradise

1.40pm

River Monsters

9.30am

2.10pm

Bargain Shop Wars

2.40pm

The Mummy Returns

5.05pm

Dance Dance Dance

6.35pm

Local News and Weather

6.45pm

ITV News and Weather

7.00pm

The BRITS are Coming

11.25am

8.00pm

Ninja Warrior UK

11.55am

The Voice UK

12.25pm

The Simpsons

12.55pm

Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA

1.55pm

Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast

8.30pm

To be Announced

9.00pm

9.30pm

Dad's Army

10.30pm

Through the Keyhole ITV News and Weather

The Big Bang Theory The Simpsons

10.15pm

Taboo

11.10pm

BBC News

10.00pm

To be Announced

11.30pm

11.30pm

Match of the Day

11.00pm

To be Announced

11.45pm

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

1.00am

To be Announced

12.00am

To be Announced

2.15am

Jackpot247

3.00pm

Darts

2.40am

Weather for the Week Ahead

1.45am

To be Announced

4.00am

Who's Doing the Dishes?

7.30pm

2.45am

BBC News

3.30am

This is BBC Two

4.50am

Nightscreen

8.00pm

ITV2 7.00am 7.10am 9.55am 12.20pm 1.25pm 2.30pm 4.05pm 5.05pm 5.10pm 5.55pm 6.55pm 7.00pm 7.45pm 8.45pm 8.50pm 10.30pm 11.30pm 11.35pm 12.40am 1.10am 1.40am 2.05am 2.35am 3.00am 3.25am 4.00am

The Hot Desk Emmerdale Omnibus Coronation Street Omnibus The Big Quiz Ninja Warrior UK 50 Greatest Harry Potter Moments Horrid Henry: The Movie FYI Daily Horrid Henry: The Movie Hotel Transylvania FYI Daily Hotel Transylvania The Amazing Spider-Man 2 FYI Daily The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Wanted FYI Daily Wanted Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy American Dad! American Dad! Dads Safeword Teleshopping

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 2.15am 2.30am 6.00am 6.30am

Football Gold Football Gold Football Gold Football Gold Football's Greatest Football's Greatest Game Changers Premier League Preview 2016/17 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 Boxing Gold Boxing Gold Live Fight Night International Pl: Match TBA Highlights Pl: Match TBA Highlights

7.00am 8.05am 9.00am 10.00am 11.00am 12.00pm 1.00pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.30pm 4.00pm 4.30pm 5.00pm 5.30pm 6.00pm 10.00pm 12.15am 1.15am 2.25am 2.55am 3.25am 3.50am 4.45am 5.10am 5.30am 5.50am

Rude(Ish) Tube Suburgatory Black-Ish How I Met Your Mother Melissa and Joey Baby Daddy Black-Ish Young and Hungry Young and Hungry The Goldbergs The Goldbergs The Goldbergs The Goldbergs Brooklyn Nine-Nine Brooklyn Nine-Nine The Big Bang Theory Friends with Benefits Gogglebox Gogglebox The Inbetweeners The Inbetweeners Chewing Gum Tattoo Fixers Bad Robots Suburgatory Suburgatory Revenge

Sky Movies Premiere 7.00am

Jamie Marks is Dead

9.00am

All Roads Lead to Rome

10.45am

Wild Horses

12.45pm

The Top Ten Show 2017

1.00pm

10 Cloverfield Lane

3.00pm

The Huntsman: Winter's War

5.00pm

Our Brand is Crisis

7.00pm

Wild Horses

9.00pm

The Huntsman: Winter's War

11.00pm

10 Cloverfield Lane

12.50am

The Witch

2.30am

Our Brand is Crisis

4.30am

The Colony

6.30am

Star Wars: Rogue One Special

Family animation. Legendary vampire Dracula runs the Hotel Transylvania, where monsters such as Frankenstein, the Mummy and the Invisible Man can get away from what Dracula imagines to be the torch-wielding humans of the outside world. Then, unaware of who the other guests are, hitchhiker Jonathan arrives on the doorstep and, to Dracula's horror, attracts the attention of his forever-young daughter Mavis during her 118th birthday party. Dir: Genndy Tartakovsky.

7.00am 8.00am 8.30am 9.00am 10.00am 11.00am 12.30pm 1.00pm 1.30pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.30pm 4.00pm 4.30pm 5.00pm 5.30pm 6.00pm 6.30pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 12.00am 1.00am

Ashley Banjo's Big Town Dance Monkey Business Monkey Business The Big Spell Fantasy Football Club 2016/17 Soccer a.M 2016/17 What's Up Futurama Futurama Futurama Futurama Futurama Futurama Monkey Business Monkey Business Modern Family Modern Family Modern Family Modern Family Modern Family Modern Family The Simpsons The Simpsons Monkeys. An Amazing Animal Family xXx2: The Next Level A League of Their Own Duck Quacks Don't Echo

7.00am

Judge Judy

7.20am

Murder, She Wrote

8.10am

Murder, She Wrote

9.15am

Murder, She Wrote

10.20am

Columbo

12.25pm

Hidden Treasure

2.30pm

A Touch of Frost

4.50pm

A Touch of Frost

7.00pm

Midsomer Murders

9.00pm

Doc Martin

10.00pm

Midsomer Murders

12.00am

Lewis

2.00am

Blue Murder

3.00am

ITV3 Nightscreen

3.30am

Teleshopping

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Sky 1

9.50am

Shimmer and Shine

10.10am

The Fairly Odd Parents

Channel 4 News

10.28am

The Fairly Odd Parents

Penelope Keith's Hidden Villages

10.45am

Big Bash Cricket

9.00pm

Great Canal Journeys

2.30pm

The Hotel Inspector

10.00pm

Oblivion

3.30pm

Budgies Make You Laugh Out Loud

12.30am

Immortals

4.30pm

Dogs Make You Laugh Out Loud 2

2.35am

Hollyoaks Omnibus

5.25pm

Dogs Make You Laugh Out Loud 3

4.35am

Win it Cook it

6.25pm

Kittens Make You Laugh Out Loud

5.05am

Hoarder SOS

7.25pm

NCIS: Los Angeles

6.00am

Location, Location, Location

8.10pm

NCIS: Los Angeles

King of Queens

9.00pm

NCIS

9.55pm

5 News Weekend

10.00pm

Football on 5

11.00pm

Football on 5

11.30pm

Celebrity Big Brother

12.30am

Lip Sync Battle UK

1.00am

Super Casino

4.05am

Celebrity Big Brother

5.00am

Celebrity Botched Up Bodies

5.50am

Divine Designs

6.15am

Divine Designs

6.55am

BBC 4 8.00pm

The Golden Age of Coach Travel

9.00pm

Inside Chernobyl's Mega Tomb

10.00pm

Lost Kingdoms of Central America

11.00pm

The Young Montalbano

12.45am

Top of the Pops

1.20am

Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance

2.20am

Later Presents... Elvis Costello in Concert

3.20am

Great Guitar Riffs at the BBC

6.40am

Angels of Jarm

5.05am

This is BBC Four

6.50am

Roary the Racing Car

9.55am 10.55am 12.00pm 1.00pm 1.35pm 2.05pm 2.40pm 3.10pm 3.40pm 4.15pm 4.50pm 5.20pm 5.50pm 6.25pm 6.55pm 7.25pm 7.55pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 10.00pm

Homes by the Sea A Place in the Sun Building the Dream 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 The Mystery of the Crossrail Skulls 9/11: 102 Minutes That Changed America 24 Hours in A and E 8 Out of 10 Cats 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown Kirstie's Fill Your House for Free

7.00am 7.55am 8.50am 9.50am 10.50am 11.55am 1.00pm 1.30pm 1.55pm 2.25pm 2.50pm 3.55pm 5.00pm 6.00pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 8.55pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.05am 12.10am 1.10am 2.10am 2.15am

Gunsmoke The Saint Quincy, M.E. The Professionals Ironside Gunsmoke Storage Wars New York Storage Wars New York Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Quincy, M.E. Ironside The Professionals The Saint Storage Wars New York Storage Wars New York Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Mr. Bean Mr. Bean Benidorm Another 48 Hrs FYI Daily Another 48 Hrs Road FYI Daily Road

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12.15am 1.20am 2.10am 3.15am 4.15am

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BBC1 7.00am 8.30am 10.00am 11.00am 12.00pm 1.15pm 2.00pm 2.15pm 3.00pm 3.30pm 4.30pm 5.30pm 6.05pm 7.05pm 7.20pm 7.30pm 8.30pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 11.40pm 12.00am 12.10am 1.00am 2.30am 2.35am

Breakfast Match of the Day The Andrew Marr Show The Big Questions Sunday Politics Bargain Hunt BBC News To be Announced To be Announced To be Announced To be Announced Songs of Praise Spy in the Wild BBC News Regional News and Weather Countryfile Antiques Roadshow Still Open All Hours Sherlock BBC News Regional News and Weather To be Announced To be Announced Weather for the Week Ahead BBC News

BBC2 7.00am

A to Z of TV Gardening

7.45am

Big Dreams Small Spaces

8.45am

To be Announced

9.15am

The Edible Garden

9.45am

Countryfile

10.40am

Saturday Kitchen Best Bites

12.10pm

To be Announced

1.15pm

MOTD2 Extra

2.00pm

Masters Snooker

6.00pm

Ski Sunday

6.45pm

To be Announced

7.00pm

Yellowstone

8.00pm

To be Announced

9.00pm

Dragons' Den

10.00pm

Thailand: Earth's Tropical Paradise

11.00pm

To be Announced

12.35am

QI XL

1.20am

Masters Snooker

2.10am

Masters Snooker Extra

4.10am

To be Announced

5.10am

To be Announced

6.10am

This is BBC Two

ITV2 7.00am 7.25am 10.10am 12.30pm 2.00pm 2.05pm 2.30pm 2.40pm 3.10pm 3.20pm 3.40pm 4.00pm 5.00pm 5.05pm 5.45pm 6.45pm 6.50pm 7.45pm 8.45pm 8.50pm 11.00pm 11.30pm 12.00am 12.30am 1.00am 1.30am 2.00am

You've Been Framed! Emmerdale Omnibus Coronation Street Omnibus The Voice UK 2awesome Link Guidance 2awesome Link Side Effects 2awesome Link Third Wheel L.A. Story Space Jam FYI Daily Space Jam Despicable Me 2 FYI Daily Despicable Me 2 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey FYI Daily The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy American Dad! American Dad! The Cleveland Show

Wild Horses

9.00am

All Roads Lead to Rome

10.45am

Star Wars: Rogue One Special

11.15am

Our Brand is Crisis

1.15pm

Precious Cargo

7.00am 7.30am 8.00am 8.30am 9.00am 9.30am 10.00am 11.30am 1.30pm 4.30pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 11.00pm 11.30pm 12.00am 1.00am 1.30am 2.00am 2.30am 3.00am 5.00am 6.00am 6.30am 6.45am

Pl: Match TBA Highlights Pl: Match TBA Highlights Pl: Match TBA Highlights Pl: Match TBA Highlights Pl: Match TBA Highlights Pl: Match TBA Highlights The Sunday Supplement Goals on Sunday Live Nissan Super Sunday Live Nissan Super Sunday EFL Goals Football Football Football Goals on Sunday Football Football Boxing Gold Darts Gold The Premier League Years Sporting Heroes Premier League 100 Club Spanish Football Gold Spanish Football Gol

7.00am

Rude(Ish) Tube

8.05am

How I Met Your Mother

8.35am

How I Met Your Mother

9.00am

Melissa and Joey

9.30am

Melissa and Joey

10.00am

Baby Daddy

10.30am

Baby Daddy Hollyoaks Omnibus

The Huntsman: Winter's War

11.00am

5.00pm

The Top Ten Show 2017

1.30pm

Astro Boy

5.15pm

Jamie Marks is Dead

3.20pm

Rude(Ish) Tube Shorts

3.30pm

The Goldbergs

7.15pm

All Roads Lead to Rome

6.00pm

The Big Bang Theory

9.00pm

The Huntsman: Winter's War

9.00pm

Johnny English Reborn

11.05pm

Tattoo Fixers

Precious Cargo

7.00am 10.25am 10.30am 11.00am 12.00pm 12.30pm 1.30pm 1.35pm 2.35pm 3.35pm 4.35pm 6.05pm 6.15pm 6.30pm 7.30pm 9.00pm 11.00pm 11.15pm 12.15am 1.15am 4.00am 4.50am 6.05am

12.10am

Virtually Famous

12.35am

Wild Horses

1.00am

The Inbetweeners

2.25am

A Tale of Love and Darkness

1.35am

The Inbetweeners

4.10am

The Colony

2.05am

Gogglebox

3.10am

Rude Tube

6.10am

The Top Ten Show 2017

4.05am

Rude Tube

6.30am

Fast and Furious 7 Special

4.30am

Hollyoaks Omnibus

CITV ITV News Countrywise Peston on Sunday Gino's Italian Escape: Hidden Italy Chopping Block ITV News and Weather Judge Rinder Tipping Point Ninja Warrior UK The Voice UK Local News and Weather ITV News and Weather The Chase: Celebrity Special Dance Dance Dance Endeavour ITV News and Weather Peston on Sunday The BRITS are Coming Jackpot247 Chopping Block Nightscreen The Jeremy Kyle Show

Sky 1 7.00am 8.00am 9.00am 10.00am 11.00am 11.30am 12.00pm 1.00pm 1.30pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 5.30pm 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

The Hour of Power Monkeys. An Amazing Animal Family Monkeys. An Amazing Animal Family Monkeys. An Amazing Animal Family Monkey Life Monkey Life WWE Raw Futurama Futurama Futurama Futurama Modern Family The Simpsons The Simpsons The Big Spell The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons Freddie Down Under Hawaii Five-0 NCIS: Los Angeles The Force: Manchester The Force: Essex Ross Kemp on Gangs Police Force Australia Police Force Australia Police Force Australia

7.00am 7.50am 8.45am 9.50am 10.50am 11.55am 12.55pm 2.00pm 2.05pm 3.05pm 5.20pm 7.00pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 11.30pm 12.35am 12.40am 2.40am 4.35am 5.25am 6.20am 6.40am

Where the Heart is Where the Heart is Heartbeat Heartbeat Murder, She Wrote Murder, She Wrote The Mirror Crack'd FYI Daily The Mirror Crack'd A Touch of Frost Columbo Midsomer Murders This Time Next Year Tonight at the London Palladium Birds of a Feather The English Patient FYI Daily The English Patient A Touch of Frost May the Best House Win May the Best House Win You're Only Young Twice ITV3 Nightscreen

E4

3.00pm

11.00pm

ITV1

Sky Sports 1

Sky Movies Premiere 7.00am

Television: Sun 15th Jan

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Channel 4

Channel 5

7.20am

King of Queens

7.00am

Milkshake Monkey

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

Angelina Ballerina

7.25am

Bob the Builder

9.00am

Everybody Loves Raymond

7.40am

Wanda and the Alien

9.30am

Frasier

7.50am

Zack and Quack

10.00am

Frasier

8.00am

Seaside Antics

10.30am

Sunday Brunch

8.05am

Fireman Sam

1.30pm

The Simpsons

8.15am

Pip Ahoy!

1.55pm

The Simpsons

8.30am

Little Princess

8.40am

Paw Patrol

2.25pm

The Simpsons

8.55am

Blaze and the Monster Machines

2.55pm

St. Trinian's 2:

9.25am

Noddy in Toyland

The Legend of Fritton's Gold

9.40am

Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom

4.55pm

Channel 4 News

9.55am

Shimmer and Shine

5.15pm

Darts

10.20am

Peppa Pig

9.00pm

Walking the Americas

10.30am

Peppa Pig

10.40am

Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom

10.00pm

Bad Neighbours

10.55am

The Fairly Odd Parents

11.50pm

8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

11.13am

The Fairly Odd Parents

12.55am

Hanna

11.30am

Football on 5

2.55am

How to Lose Weight Well

12.25pm

Football on 5

3.50am

The Autistic Gardener

1.00pm

Fail Army

4.45am

Jamie's Comfort Food

1.25pm

Message in a Bottle

3.50pm

Six Days, Seven Nights

4.55am

Location, Location, Location

5.00pm

5 News

5.55am

Location, Location, Location

5.05pm

Six Days, Seven Nights

6.50am

3rd Rock from the Sun

5.45pm

You've Got Mail

8.00pm

Now That's Funny!

9.00pm

Brides Make You Laugh Out Loud

9.55pm

5 News Weekend

BBC 4 8.00pm

David Starkey's Music and Monarchy

10.00pm

Celebrity Big Brother

9.00pm

Sword, Musket and Machine Gun:

11.05pm

Celebrity Botched Up Bodies

Britain's Armed History

12.05am

The Roast of Donald Trump

10.00pm

Rich Hall's Presidential Grudge Match

1.35am

Impractical Jokers UK

11.30pm

Bowie at the BBC

2.00am

Super Casino

12.30am

John Berger: The Art of Looking

4.10am

Under the Tuscan Sun

1.25am

Sound of Musicals with Neil Brand

5.50am

Divine Designs

2.25am

Lost Kingdoms of Central America

6.15am

Divine Designs

3.25am

Roger Bannister: Everest on the Track

6.40am

Angels of Jarm

4.30am

This is BBC Four

6.50am

Roary the Racing Car

9.55am 11.00am 12.00pm 1.00pm 1.30pm 2.05pm 2.35pm 3.05pm 3.40pm 4.10pm 4.40pm 5.15pm 5.50pm 6.20pm 6.50pm 7.25pm 7.55pm 8.25pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.05pm 11.35pm 12.05am 1.50am 2.50am 3.45am 4.15am

Homes by the Sea A Place in the Sun Car S.O.S 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 Sarah Millican Home Bird Live Father Ted Father Ted Britain's Wildest Weather Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA Father Ted Father Ted

7.00am 7.55am 8.50am 9.50am 10.55am 11.55am 1.00pm 1.30pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 2.55pm 4.00pm 5.00pm 6.05pm 7.10pm 7.40pm 8.05pm 8.35pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.05am 12.10am 1.40am 2.45am 3.45am 4.00am

Gunsmoke The Saint Quincy, M.E. The Professionals Ironside Gunsmoke Storage Wars New York Storage Wars New York Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Quincy, M.E. Ironside The Professionals The Saint Storage Wars New York Storage Wars New York Pawn Stars Pawn Stars River Monsters Caught on Camera The Fugitive FYI Daily The Fugitive The Saint Wine Show ITV4 Nightscreen Teleshopping

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Fantasy adventure film set within the fictional realm of Middle Earth. A young and rather reluctant Bilbo Baggins sets out with a company of dwarves to help reclaim their home on the Lonely Mountain, which has been invaded by the dragon Smaug, who is most unwilling to leave.

now a devoted father to three girls, reluctantly joins forces with the Anti-Villain League in order to take down a criminal mastermind who has stolen a secret laboratory.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - ITV2 - 7.45 pm

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Despicable Me 2 -Animated ITV2 sequel. - 6.50pm Former supervillain Gru,

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Television: Mon 16th Jan BBC1

7.00am 10.15am 11.00am 12.00pm 12.45pm 1.15pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 2.45pm 3.30pm 4.15pm 4.45pm 5.30pm 6.15pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 8.57pm 9.00pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 11.30pm 11.42pm 11.45pm 12.30am

Breakfast Rip Off Britain Homes Under the Hammer Wanted Down Under To be Announced Bargain Hunt BBC News at One Regional News and Weather Father Brown !Mpossible Escape to the Country The Hairy Bikers' Comfort Food Antiques Road Trip Pointless BBC News at Six Regional News and Weather The One Show Inside Out BBC News and Regional News EastEnders Panorama Silent Witness BBC News at Ten Regional News and Weather BBC Weather Class Class

BBC2 7.00am 7.45am 8.30am 9.00am 10.00am 12.00pm 1.00pm 2.00pm 6.00pm 6.15pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 9.00pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 11.30pm 12.15am 1.05am 3.05am 4.05am 5.05am

ITV2 7.00am 7.20am 8.15am 9.00am 9.30am 10.00am 10.35am 11.25am 12.25pm 1.25pm 1.55pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.50pm 4.55pm 6.00pm 7.00pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 10.30pm 11.00pm 11.30pm 11.55pm 12.30am

Planet's Funniest Animals Who's Doing the Dishes? The Ellen DeGeneres Show Emmerdale Coronation Street Coronation Street Psych Scorpion Who's Doing the Dishes? Emmerdale Coronation Street Coronation Street The Ellen DeGeneres Show The Jeremy Kyle Show The Jeremy Kyle Show Judge Rinder You've Been Framed! You've Been Framed! 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

All Roads Lead to Rome

8.45am

Precious Cargo

10.20am

The Huntsman: Winter's War

12.20pm

5 to 7

2.05pm

Jamie Marks is Dead

3.55pm

The Witch

5.30pm

Wild Horses

7.15pm

5 to 7

9.00pm

Precious Cargo

10.45pm

The Huntsman: Winter's War

12.45am

The Witch

2.30am

The Colony

4.30am

Jamie Marks is Dead

6.30am

Star Wars: Rogue One Special

ITV1 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 12.45am 1.35am 4.00am 4.50am 6.05am

Sky Sports 1 7.00am 8.00am 9.00am 10.00am 10.30am 11.00am 1.00pm 1.30pm 2.00pm 3.00pm 4.00pm 5.00pm 5.30pm 6.00pm 6.30pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 11.00pm 11.30pm 12.00am 12.30am 1.00am 1.15am 1.30am 2.00am

Football Gold WWE Raw Goals on Sunday Pl Match Highlights Pl Match Highlights The Premier League Years Pl Match Highlights Pl Match Highlights Great Sporting Moments Premier League Legends Sporting Heroes Pl Match Highlights Pl Match Highlights Boxing Gold Pl Match Highlights Pl Match Highlights Premier League 100 Club Soccer AM: The Best Bits 2016/17 Football Premier League Legends Premier League Legends Great Sporting Moments Soccer AM: The Best Bits 2016/17 Scottish Football Round Up Football Gold More Than a Game Spanish Football Gold

7.00am 7.20am 8.05am 8.35am 9.05am 10.00am 11.00am 12.00pm 2.00pm 3.00pm 4.00pm 5.00pm 6.00pm 7.00pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 11.05pm 12.10am 12.35am 1.00am 2.05am 3.10am 3.35am 4.30am 4.50am 5.15am

Suburgatory Charmed Hollyoaks Rude(Ish) Tube Rules of Engagement Baby Daddy Brooklyn Nine-Nine Charmed How I Met Your Mother The Big Bang Theory Baby Daddy How I Met Your Mother Brooklyn Nine-Nine The Big Bang Theory Hollyoaks Coach Trip The Addams Family Gogglebox The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory First Dates Tattoo Fixers Hollyoaks Gogglebox The Goldbergs The Goldbergs Rules of Engagement

Sky Movies Premiere 7.00am

Rip Off Britain Wanted Down Under To be Announced To be Announced Victoria Derbyshire BBC Newsroom Live The Daily Politics Masters Snooker To be Announced To be Announced Eggheads Great British Railway Journeys Rick Stein's Long Weekends University Challenge An Island Parish Britain's Ancient Capital: Secrets of Orkney To be Announced Newsnight Masters Snooker Masters Snooker Extra To be Announced To be Announced This is BBC Two

CostaBlancaPeople 10th - 16th January 2017

Good Morning Britain Lorraine The Jeremy Kyle Show This Morning Loose Women ITV Lunchtime News Local News and Weather Judge Rinder Dickinson's Real Deal Tipping Point The Chase Local News and Weather ITV Evening News Emmerdale Coronation Street The Martin Lewis Money Show Coronation Street The Halcyon ITV News at Ten and Weather Local News and Weather Through the Keyhole The Chase Jackpot247 The Jeremy Kyle Show Nightscreen The Jeremy Kyle Show

Sky 1 7.00am 8.00am 9.00am 9.30am 10.00am 10.30am 11.00am 11.30am 12.00pm 1.00pm 2.00pm 3.00pm 4.00pm 5.00pm 5.30pm 6.00pm 6.30pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 12.30am 1.30am 2.30am 3.30am 4.30am

UK Border Force Road Wars Monkey Life Monkey Life Police Force Australia Police Force Australia Border Security Border Security Forever NCIS: Los Angeles Hawaii Five-0 Hawaii Five-0 NCIS: Los Angeles Modern Family Modern Family The Simpsons Futurama Futurama The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons The Late Late Show Ross Kemp: Extreme World A League of Their Own The Force Manchester NCIS: Los Angeles Hawaii Five-0

7.00am 7.25am 8.25am 9.30am 10.30am 11.00am 11.30am 11.55am 2.00pm 3.05pm 4.05pm 5.15pm 5.50pm 6.20pm 6.55pm 8.00pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.00am 1.05am 2.05am 3.00am 3.30am

Doctor in the House 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 George and Mildred Heartbeat Murder, She Wrote Doc Martin Long Lost Family The Bletchley Circle Women Behind Bars Wycliffe The Knock ITV3 Nightscreen Teleshopping

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Channel 4 7.15am 7.40am 8.10am 8.35am 9.00am 9.30am 10.00am 10.30am 11.00am 11.30am 12.30pm 1.00pm 1.05pm 1.35pm 2.10pm 2.40pm 3.10pm 4.00pm 5.00pm 6.00pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 9.00pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.05am 1.10am 2.05am 2.55am 3.50am 4.45am 5.10am 6.05am

3rd Rock from the Sun 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 Summary 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: Winter Sun Come Dine with Me The Simpsons Hollyoaks Channel 4 News Summary Dispatches Food Unwrapped The Undateables First Dates Hotel Tattoo Fixers Spies 60 Days in Jail What Britain Earns with Mary Portas Hoarder SOS Win it Cook it Location, Location, Location Location, Location, Location

BBC 4

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

Celebrity Big Brother

2.15pm

Home and Away

2.45pm

Neighbours

3.20pm

NCIS

4.20pm

A Mother Betrayed

6.00pm

5 News at 5

6.30pm

Neighbours

7.00pm

Home and Away

7.30pm

5 News Tonight

8.00pm

World's Biggest Beasts

9.00pm

Police Interceptors

8.00pm

World News Today

10.00pm

Celebrity Big Brother

8.30pm

Grand Tours of Scotland

11.00pm

The Week We Went Wild

9.00pm

Swarm: Nature's Incredible Invasions

12.05am

Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side

10.00pm

Storyville

1.05am

Tattoo Disasters

11.30pm

How it Works

1.55am

Super Casino

12.30am

Gods and Monsters

4.10am

Celebrity 100% Hotter!

1.30am

David Starkey's Music and Monarchy

5.00am

Now That's Funny!

2.30am

The King and the Playwright:

5.45am

Great Scientists

A Jacobean History

6.10am

House Doctor

3.30am

Storyville

6.35am

House Doctor

9.55am

Food Unwrapped

10.15am

Come Dine with Me

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Post-Christmas weight loss 1. It’s a New Year, New You The New Year's festivities are over, you have - very reluctantly - got on the scales and realised it's bad, very bad and you need to do something as soon as possible. Cue panic buying of trendy new diet books, binning all food that looks vaguely appealing and raiding the supermarket for brown rice, broccoli, fruit and dusting off the slow cooker so you can live off soups and stews. 2. You are super motivated – willpower rocks Nothing can bring you down: you have swapped your Dominos app for My Fitness Pal; sourced hundreds of motivational quotes that include ‘Sweat is just your fat crying’and‘Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels’ (thanks to Kate Moss for that one) and printed off pictures of yourself from 10-15 years ago to pin on the fridge. 3. Dieting is so easy You are two days in and on top of the world. You feel amazing, you are glowing and salad never tasted so good. You can't even imagine yourself pre-diet and you will never, EVER go back to eating junk food again. The thought of a take away make you feel physically sick…Ewww. 4. You preach to anyone who’ll listen Because you've found yourself, nutritionally, you want others to experience the same enlightenment. So you start giving out tips you've read in one of your trendy books, wax

lyrical about the evil substance that is sugar, and use every possible opportunity to spread your new-found nutritional knowledge - avocado is a good fat and clean eating is the new black. 5. You hit a wall It’s day four and suddenly dieting isn't so easy. A total lack of carbs and sugar has turned your healthy glow into a pallid grey, you can't stop thinking about cheese toasties and you totally overreact to your friend’s suggestion of a burger for lunch. Everywhere you look you see delicious, sugary food (cakes, biscuits and pastries) crying out to be eaten... by you and now. Right now. 6. Cheat day Aha! All is not lost; you just need a cheat day! That's definitely the solution – you'll simply eat whatever you want for just one day, satisfy all your cravings, then you'll get straight back to your 1,200 calories a day tomorrow, refreshed and revived. Genius! 7. Total diet meltdown ... It didn't quite go to plan. The cheat day ended at 1am after turning every cupboard in the house upside down and consuming well over three days’worth of calories in food and alcohol…because if your not dieting you kight as well have a vino or two. You woke up the next morning feeling absolutely... starving. How can that be? You don't know but at this point, you don't really

care. You just don’t want to think about pale porridge with skimmed milk, kale, chia seeds or lentils, the only thing that will get you going is a full cooked English breakfast or at least a hearty portion of eggs and avocado on bread. White bread, of course, with butter… lots and lots of butter. 8. Diet starts on Monday 'Cause that's what Mondays are for, right? Here you go again… If this sounds like your annual postChristmas weight loss attempt, never fear. All it not lost. Here are some tips to help you get on the food wagon and stay there… Have realistic expectations - Set small achievable targets that lead to a bigger goal. In this way, by approaching your diet and fitness goals slowly and steadily you save yourself from getting disheartened. Choose a diet that suits you - Factor in foodstuffs that you like to eat when you are making those healthy choices. Sticking to a diet is more fun when you are not bored with the food options in it. All things in moderation. Get advice from a doctor - Follow a doctor or a dietitian's advice if you are planning to lose a significant amount of weight or have any health complications. A self-prescribed diet can be harmful in the long run. Keep a record - It is important to maintain a chart that records what you eat

Sales start early Sales have started on most Spanish high streets with up to 50 percent off end-ofline stock – earlier than the traditional 7th January, ever since a new law in 2012 allowed retailers to choose when they wanted to start the campaign.

Traditionally, Spain’s equivalent of the Boxing Day sales always started the day after the bank holiday for the Three Kings, which falls on 6th January, as children get their presents from the Magi the night before. However, now

with Santa Claus taking more of a central role and retailers needing the extra business boost, sales are tending to start on the first working day back after New Year, meaning families and friends buy more Three Kings gifts due

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Men and women across the world are currently embarking on a detox or weight loss effort in a bid to undo all of that indulgent Christmas damage (cheese boards, chocolates, prosecco and roast potatoes – we're blaming you!) But losing weight isn't anywhere near as easy as it is to put it on. In fact, dieting can be anything from tough-going to downright torture. Anyone who has ever attempted to diet will know these eight stages of dieting very well... and your daily calorie intake. This helps you monitor your diet in a healthy manner. The recommended calorie intake (average) for a man is 2,500 calories, while for a woman it is 2,000 calories, so to lose weight start by just dropping two or three hundred calories a day. Motivational self-talk - Motivate yourself to exercise and be fit. Have feelgood tips on hand. This will act as a constant source of inspiration and will energise you to stick to your plan. Join an online community- You can discuss your plans with like-minded people and get a steady stream of advice and some much needed support Remind yourself of success stories remind yourself of all that you have achieved - big successes or small. This will help you focus and keep you on track towards completing your ultimate goal. Stick to fresh foods - Abstain from preservatives and unwanted saturated/trans fats which are often found in packaged and junk food. Stick to fresh and nutritious foods. Take a break - In order to stay focused, it’s important to take a break from your regular fitness schedule as the body requires an equal amount of rest. You can compensate by just taking a stroll or relax with yoga or meditation. Avoid fad diets - Avoid fads diets that promote short-term weight loss. They may

appear all attractive in the beginning, but the results you derive from such diets are not permanent. Don’t underestimate the relevance of liquids - Keep drinking water and fresh fruit juices as they are essential to a healthy diet. Apart from keeping you hydrated, they also help flush harmful toxins from your system Celebrate milestones - Celebrations are relevant to keep the spirits high and provide incentives to work hard towards your goals. Rather than setting yourselves a big goal it’s preferable to set several small goals to give yourself a sense of achievement along the way. Be flexible with your plan - Do not be rigid with your plan, be flexible and try new things. A variation in your fitness regime will work better than sticking to just one type. It will also keep you on your toes and keep your interest without getting bored. Get an exercise partner Get a partner who is also following a diet. Nothing works better than a friend to help you uphold your goals. Many fitness activities like hiking or yoga work great with pairs or groups. Do not starve - Instead of restricting your daily food intake, it is better to eat small portions at regular intervals to keep your metabolism up. It also helps avoid cravings for calorie-rich foods..

to lower prices – as well as picking up a few bargains for themselves. Larger chains, especially Inditex – which owns Zara, Pull & Bear, Massimo Dutti, Stradivarius, Bershka, Uterqüe, Zara Home and Oysho – continue to stick to old habits and start their sales on 7th January, but other major chains such as Sfera, H&M, Cortefiel and Adolfo Domínguez have started already. Discounts will eventually rise to up to 80 percent off in some cases, although they usually start the sales at 30 percent off. Typically, stores will continue the sales until the end of January and some will continue into February, although others go on until all sale stock is sold – including lingerie firm Women's Secret, which continues until 28th February to take in Valentine’s Day. The fashion retail industry suffered a 3 percent drop in profits as at the end of 2016 compared with 2015 year-end figures, breaking with the two-year upward trend. Researchers Acotex say the uncertainty caused by 300 days without a government, and poor weather conditions this winter discouraging shoppers from going out, have been partly to blame, but predicts a good post-Christmas sales campaign.

At this time of year, retailers make around 25 percent of their annual profits in the space of less than a month, and they expect to increase these by 5 percent based upon last year's January sales. Consumers are reminded that discounted prices in the sales do not translate to discounted quality, meaning all goods should be in exactly the same condition as when they were retailed new. The original retail price should be clearly shown next to the sale price, any defects clearly pointed out, and the same payment methods accepted the rest of the year still valid – for example, if a shop normally accepts credit and debit card payments, they cannot insist on cash only during the sales. Electronics still come with a standard two-year guarantee, and goods which turn out to be faulty can be returned. ‘Change-of-heart’ refunds, permitted on new, full-price goods up to 30 days after purchase, are generally, however, not accepted during the sales. In the event of any dispute, customers can go to their local OMIC office or contact FACUA or OCU, consumer organisations which will give advice and take action if necessary.


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Simply Red Gala Ball The Simply Red Gala Ball in aid of Paul Cunningham Nurses Charity, will be held this year on Friday 5th May at La Marina Camping Resort. This fabulous black tie event will commence at 7.00 p.m. with a Cava reception. The three course dinner will be melon and serrano ham, chef’s speciality chicken breast, with fresh vegetables with duchess potatoes and peach

cheesecake with ice cream. Coffee will complete the menu. You can dance the night away to a three piece band Breezin' and the soulful Rob Roberts. Graeme Mykal will amaze you with his table magic. An auction and raffle will also be held to raise funds for the Charity. Tickets 25 Euros per person. To reserve your place, please telephone 966 719 115

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Government makes healthcare British and Spanish top cocaine users in payment to secure service Europe

Treasury minister Cristóbal Montoro has announced a payment of nearly €3.1 billion will be made to regional governments in order to cover bills for education, healthcare and social services suppliers. A further €1.4bn will be freed up some time at the beginning of this month for other expenses to cover miscellaneous debts, including paying pharmacies for prescription medication. “Much of the bills we are due to pay are for healthcare, which is the fundamental core of the supply chain financed through the Autonomous Region Liquidity Fund [FLA],” Montoro explains. “By sending the money now, it means these suppliers will be paid within the legal deadline of 30 days – crucial for ensuring their financial security and enabling investment, exports and employment.” This also means no delays should occur in providing vital services to the public, the minister adds. Health minister Dolors Montserrat said the funding deal signed with the pharmaceuticals governing body, Farmaindustria, means chemists will be

paid on time and avoid prescription drug shortages that have been experienced in previous years due to huge debts with high-street stores. Two years ago, even fairly common prescription medication ran out in the Comunidad Valenciana due to the regional government not paying pharmacies as it had not received the funds from Madrid. Customers reported having to go to four or five chemists to pick up their pills.

Teen drinking campaign Following growing concern about widespread alcohol abuse among Spanish teenagers, Spain’s FAD, a foundation that tackles drug and alcohol addiction, has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the problem. The campaign comes two months after a 12year-old girl died in Madrid from alcohol poisoning. The last comprehensive survey, carried out in 2014 by the staterun National Drugs Plan among school students aged from 14 to 18 shows that more than 37,000 drank on a daily basis, with more than 285,000 taking up drinking within the last year. Almost 490,000, or 22 percent, had been drunk within the previous 30 days. “We want people who do not have experience of these events to understand what is going on,” said Ignacio Calderón, the FAD’s director general. He calls the campaign an “action plan” to bring together civil society and the different levels of government. Figures suggest that the average age most Spaniards take their first drink is between 13 and 14. More than 710,000 of those surveyed by the National Action Plan on Drugs indulged in binge drinking during the weekend,

meaning they consumed in excess of five drinks in a short period of time. A recent survey carried out by Spanish newspaper El Pais showed that at least 5,000 minors received hospital treatment for alcohol abuse in 2015: “the tip of the iceberg,” says Asís Babín, the Health Ministry’s delegate on the National Action Plan on Drugs. “The banalisation of alcohol reflects a generalised banalisation in society,” the official warns, highlighting the importance of combating stereotypes such as “the funny drunk”. “There is no point in playing the blame game as if this were only their problem,” says Calderón. “For adults, the reality of alcohol consumption by minors is a disgrace. We have to get out there and get this under control and try to reduce the reality of this phenomenon.” A FAD statement describes Spain’s alcohol problem as “complex,” arguing society as a whole as a responsibility. It adds that current legislation is “insufficient”, adding that education and awareness are the long-term solution. While Calderón has applauded Health Ministry initiatives to introduce a new law on drinking

The Brits and the Spanish may not see eye-to-eye on a number of issues: Gibraltar, the perfect paella and football spring immediately to mind. However, but when it comes to partying the British and Spanish seem to have the same idea as both nations have the dubious honour of being the highest cocaine users in Europe. The two countries also have the highest consumption of ecstasy pills,

by minors, he is opposed to the idea of bans on the so-called botellón, impromptu parties organised by young people in the street “in a country where there is a fiesta every 14 minutes.” Consuming alcohol in public areas has been forbidden in Madrid and many other cities since 2002; the only exceptions are at sidewalk cafés and during local fiestas. In 2012, the Madrid regional government raised the fines and eliminated the possibility of community work, while the new Citizen Safety Law passed by Congress in April has established penalties of between €100 and €600 for drinking alcohol inside establishments or public transportation when it poses or causes a serious disturbance of the peace.

with 4.2 percent of British and 3.3 percent of Spanish 15 to 34-year-olds admitting to taking the Class A drug. A study by the OECD also found the Spanish to be pretty similar when it came to boozing. According to the study, the Spanish are the fourth biggest drinkers of alcohol, at least among teens. The report found that the percentage of 15-year-old girls who have been

drunk at least twice was 33 percent in the UK, and 21 percent in Spain, and a massive 38 percent in Denmark. More worryingly for young people in Britain was the high level of Gonorrhea, which far surpassed the rest of Europe, with 59.7 people per 100,000 having the nasty sexually transmitted infection, followed by Ireland with 28.3 percent. Spain came fourth with 9.8 per 100,000.


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Spain has secondhighest life expectancy in the world New figures show that Spain has the second-highest life expectancy in the world after Japan, plus more than 100,000 people aged more than 100 years, who share some longevity secrets. Newly released figures by the OECD, show that the average life expectancy in Spain is now 83.2 years, just 0.2 years lower than Japan’s 83.4 years. Experts cite the country’s healthy Mediterranean diet which includes high amounts fish, fruit and vegetables. The warmer climate is also attributed to better health. Photographer Andrea Comas recently interviewed a handful of the centenarians to ask them what their secrets to longevity were. The tips ranged from a spoonful of honey a day to regular intake of gazpacho, a traditional cold Spanish soup made from tomatoes and cucumber. Maria Josefa Guillen, 103, from Sevilla, swears by the soup, claiming its nutritional value has kept her young. Francisco Nunez, 112, from Badajoz, says he dislikes old peoples’ homes as they are ‘full of old people’, and says that maintaining a youthful outlook on life is the secret to staying young.

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computers bought in Spain. It is only very occasionally I use the £ key and you once mentioned how to use a thing called the “character map” so I was wondering if I could switch the dollar sign that is on my keyboard. Aunty Says: Hi Dawn, I hope that’s a typo error and Microsoft haven’t released Windows 11 without me knowing.

Hi Aunty, I have been happily using Skype for 3 years mainly for family in the UK without any problems but the last time I attempted to use Skype it would not connect. I have a Toshiba laptop with Windows 10. I have tried uninstalling and then reinstalling the Skype app but with same result. I tried it on my Galaxy tablet but still no joy. It does start to make a connection but then simply stops. I know Microsoft have bought Skype so have they done something that requires updating my system? Aunty Says: Hi Mel. If both your laptop and you tablet are having the same problems then I suspect the issue is either with your Internet provider or your Skype account. Have you tried restarting your router and maybe test Skype on your laptop via an internet cafe connection? Another thing to try is the built-in Skype call test. If you don’t see it on your Skype screen then type the word Echo into the search box and you should get the option to call the free sound/test service. Certainly make sure you have the latest version of Skype and let me know how you get on.

Thomas via email asks: I am having problems stopping a website from popping up whenever I go on the Internet, it keeps appearing whatever I am doing and I have to shutdown Chrome to get rid of it (I have attached a picture of my screen) I have also noticed my internet has slowed down and sometimes my computer freezes even if I am just reading the news on a website. Aunty Says: Hello Thomas. From the screen picture you sent me it looks like you have a particularly nasty bit of spyware or virus on your computer. Make sure you have an updated copy of MalwareBytes and then do a full scan of your computer. Also check your antivirus program is up to date and do a full scan with that. The new generation of spyware and root-kit virus are extremely clever and they often stop your antispyware and antivirus programs from working which can often make them almost impossible to remove, so see how you get on and if you run into any problems then let me know. Dawn via email asks: Hi Aunty. I have just upgraded to a HP laptop with Windows 11 but it doesn’t have a pound sterling key!! I’m assuming that is normal for

The quick way of getting the Pound key is to hold down the ‘Alt’ key and type 0163 from you number pad (not the numbers along the top row) and I have sent you instructions on how to change the keyboard layout within Windows that will let you make use of the unused dollar key. Mel via email asks:

Any questions, you can email me at: auntyvirus@costablancapeople.com and hopefully see you all next week.

Drowning on the rise Last year 51.7 percent died on beaches and 11 percent died where no lifeguards were present. The year 2016 ended with 437 deaths from drowning on beaches, rivers and swimming pools across Spain, 5 percent more than the 415 fatalities last year. As in previous years, the victim’s profile continued to be a Spanish man – 51.7 percent on the beaches, according to the National Drowning Report elaborated by the Spanish

Royal Foundation of Lifesaving and Rescue. Of note is the increase in unsupervised areas of 11percent: 376 died in such areas either unsupervised our outside the lifeguard service hours compared to 321 in 2015. Summer figures were improved despite during July and August when the water-parks are busy, a fall of 26 percent in the number of fatalities compared to 2015. July saw the largest falls of 30 fewer than in 2015 and also in October

with 24 fewer deaths than in 2015. But in May and June where annual increases were seen of 12.4 percent and 12.8 percent respectively, and in December another increase of 5.9 percent. Drowning in rivers saw 81 deaths compared to 47 in 2015 and by autonomous regions the Canaries reported 71 cases, Galicia 69, Andalucía 66, Valencia Community 47, and Baleares 37.


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UK VW owners seek compensation Approximately ten thousand UK owners of Volkswagen cars affected by the diesel emissions scandal have begun proceedings for a class action lawsuit demanding around £3000 in compensation each. To date, VW has not offered compensation to UK owners of affected cars, powered by EA189 diesel engines made between 2009 and 2015, arguing that its cars didn’t breach the European emissions regulations. Over a million units of Audis, Seats, Skodas and Volkswagens are affected by the scandal in the UK. If the legal bid is successful it could have the potential to cost up to £3.6bn. Volkswagen’s stance on the issue in the UK is in contrast to its position in the US, where affected cars were in clear breach of the tougher regulations. In the USA the firm reached a £12bn settlement with owners, with some receiving payouts of up to £8000. In the UK the legal action is being coordinated by legal firm Harcus Sinclair UK on behalf of a syndicate of applicants. The case will go before the High Court at the end of this month. Damon Parker, head of litigation at Harcus Sinclair, told the press that drivers

felt they had "no choice but to take legal action". "The group action aims to ensure that, if VW is found to have misled consumers about the environmental damage caused by their cars, they are penalised accordingly so as to discourage this sort of behaviour from happening again," he said. The company’s stance in the UK and the rest of Europe has previously come under fire from Louise Ellman, a Labour MP who chairs the Transport Select Committee. "Volkswagen's evidence to us was just not credible but the government has lacked the will to hold VW accountable for its actions," she said last year. "There is a real danger that VW will be able to get away with cheating emissions tests in Europe if regulators do not act." A VW statement in response to the legal action read: "We have been notified that Harcus Sinclair intends to bring proceedings against Volkswagen on behalf of 77 claimants in the English High court in relation to the NOx emissions issue. As we have previously said, we intend to defend such claims robustly. "Technical measures have already been developed by the Volkswagen Group for

vehicles affected by the NOx emissions issue and approved in principle by the relevant certifying authorities. Final approvals have also been provided by the authorities in respect of the vast majority of the affected models. The technical measures have already been implemented in a large number of our UK customers’ vehicles. "Importantly, for the vast majority of model variants for which final approval has already been provided, the relevant certifying authorities have confirmed that implementation of the technical measures has no impact on MPG (miles per gallon), CO2 emissions, engine performance, maximum torque, and noise emissions. Furthermore, as a number of independent bodies (including motoring publications and used car values specialists) have noted, we expect no decline in the residual values of the affected vehicles as a result of this issue. "As a consequence, we have made it clear that we do not anticipate that any of our UK customers will in fact have suffered any loss as a result of the NOx emissions issue and that it is premature for claims to be brought in the UK.

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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 6. Failing (7) 7. Let down (5) 9. Era (3) 10. Be discouraged (4,5) 12. Severe censure (11) 15. Luckless (11) 17. Fraternal (9) 19. Pale (3)

21. Don (3,2) 22. Impose (7)

8. Injury (6) 11. Blackmail (9) 13. Beginning (6) 14. Burdensome (7) 16. Repair (5) 18. Solitary (4) 20. Cunning (3)

DOWN 1. Dissimulate (5) 2. Path (3) 3. Too (4) 4. Sovereign (9) 5. Rebuke (7)

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ACROSS 6. It’s a zero assessment in a manner of speaking (7) 7. The wind may keep it going (5) 9. Individual on key (3) 10. River rose, possibly, to fill it? (9) 12. This order won’t require attention (5,2,4) 15. Father, in making wagers, is very careful (11) 17. They get to grips, though they may be all in (9) 19. Initially when to expect a letter from

Greece (3) 21. Complete set of notes (5) 22. Make believe (7) DOWN 1. Eccentric way to start a car (5) 2. Swallowed up 19 Across (3) 3. It’s bent on submission (4) 4. Madly in love and such a romantic place (3,6) 5. It puts us in the shade, naturally (7) 8. Something said about money (6)

11. Is noticeably not flush? (6,3) 13. Growing anger? (6) 14. Good route for a long distance driver (7) 16. One employed in the baby-carriage business (5) 18. Castle in the air? (4) 20. A clinging female? (3)

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES Quesada, Dry cleaning business, the Marco Polo, oldest dry cleaning business in Quesada - there’s only three? A unique 9am to 5pm business, fully equipped with all machinery ready for either commercial contracts like bars and restaurants or for simple domestic use of trousers, jackets, dresses and skirts. The previous owners built this business up and sold all contacts for a substantial sum. I have full details of all contacts available in my office. This is a high profit ratio business to the right husband and wife team with get up and go. Rent is 500 euros a month, equal to 20 euros per day, assuming a 5 and half day working week. All anyone needs is common sense, and the ability to work and net work. For sale at 10,000 euros. Further details telephone SunseekersQuesada on 966 718 779 office hours, or 672 366 275 any reasonable time.

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Benijofar, restaurant Auberge lease for sale. This highly rated restaurant, located within an arcade location, right in the centre of Benijofar, is sadly for sale due to ill health reasons. The premises are fully equipped in every respect, and fully licensed too. The interior décor is of a very expensive high standard, the basic details are as follows. 44 covers inside, space for another 20 outside. Huge fully fitted stainless steel kitchen, with two separate storage areas. Full air conditioning throughout. 139 square metres construction, which is over 3 times the size of my office. Two disabled W.C.s. Very reasonable rent of 28 euros per day. Underground parking space for owners car. These premises are turnkey and go for whatever choice of foods the new owners proposed to trade as. The Restaurant has been established over 5 years with excellent reviews on Trip Advisor, what more can we say? Priced at 32,500 euros, to include all fixture, fittings, furnishings and kitchen equipment. Over 20 photographs available, simply contact SunseekersQuesada on 966 718 779, office hours, or 672 366 275 other times. Quesada Centre village area, kebab/pizza/burger takeaway business for sale. Established many years with outside seating of 20 covers and in a prime location close to the main petrol station next to the Arches entrance. This business is fully registered, licensed by Rojales Ayuntemiento and with a current hygiene licence. Fully equipped with all stainless steel appliance, and truly is a turnkey and go operation. Owner is prepared to offer training, but this is not a question of needing al a carte chef’s experience. Rent is 750 euros per month, equal to less than 25 euros per day. Ample parking outside. Takeaway food is a high profit ratio business and cash only, need I say more? Reasonably priced at 20,000 euros to include all fixture, fittings and many years of goodwill. Reason for sale, owner wishes to retire. At present

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this business does not sell alcohol, which could easily be changed and I feel would benefit this business. Further details and photos in my office, please telephone SunseekersQuesada on 966 718 779 office hours, or 672 366 275 other times. Quesada, Bar/Cafeteria for sale, currently trading with amazing views of the golf course. Outside terrace for almost 20 covers, inside covers for almost 20 covers, small but well fitted kitchen, interior decorations are truly first class, a very smart unit offering simple snacks to full meals within a very classy establishment. Rent 650 euros a month, equal to 21.36 euros per day. Fully licensed in every respect, price 20,000 euros. Further details telephone SunseekersQuesada on 966 718 779 office hours or 672 366 2775 other times. Los Montesinos, 4kms from The Arches. rare bed and breakfast opportunity. Rurally located in 8,330m of land, with building of over 550m plus garage block. This property now has planning for use as a bed and breakfast business. Without any further construction, but with 2 walls inside the property being moved, and one wall added, this property would make 8 en suite bedrooms and a further 2 Motel style rooms, thus making 10 letting rooms. This would make a serious business, unlike other silly attempts with 2 or 3 rooms to rent. Plus enormous farmhouse kitchen, living room, dining room suitable for up to 20 covers, plus swimming pool, full oil fired central heating, mains water, electric, wi-fi, landline telephone, and a further 5,000m of land we have never used in almost 17 years! Vehicle, caravan, boat storage? With separate entrance. Owners accommodation inside the building of 2 beds, living room and bathroom. Adequate parking for 20 cars or more immediately outside the building. The property is easily located with main road advertising available. Price 600,000 euros. For further details please contact SunseekersQuesada on 966 718 779 office hours or 672 366 275 anytime. Quesada village area, freehold shop, unit for sale, for investors only. The shop is a well established business of some years. They pay the current owner 1,000 euros per month, making 12,000 euros per year. Buy this shop and become the landlord with a 10% return for an investment of 120,000 euros. No bank can match this opportunity? Why receive peanuts upon your money in the bank, when you could receive 12,000 euros per year? You become the owner landlord, and once a month you collect the rent of 1,000 euros? Not exactly rocket science or hard work either. Further details contact SunseekersQuesada on 966 718 779 office hours or 672 366 275 out of hours. Quesada, lock up bar restaurant lease for sale. A very established venue, full stainless steel kitchen, outside separate storage space, separate function room, 48 covers inside. Outside terrace, fully licensed to all local regulations, fully fitted and ready to go. Further details contact SunseekersQuesada on 966 718 779 office hours or 672 366 275 out of hours. Price upon application and it’s a bargain! Los Montesinos, fully equipped unisex hairdressing salon, 3 chairs, 2 backwash basins, separate beauty room and nail bar. Main road location, established many years. Very reasonable rent, and a long lease available. Fully equipped and licensed, reason for sale, owner wishes to retire? Price 15,000 euros, negotiable. For further details please contact SunseekersQuesada on 966 718 779 office hours or 672 366 275 out of hours. Dolores, fantastic Equestrian Centre for sale with detached 3 bed, 3 bath villa, huge living room, under floor heating and designer kitchen. Located just outside the pleasant small town of Dolores with some 16,000m of land, 29 stables, all fully licensed, separate barn, 4 log cabins for holiday rentals, separate log cabin as cafeteria area, olympic size manage, electric horse walker, managers office and maintenance office.1,000s of acres of hacking out treks


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EMPLOYMENT Sales staff required for the Bed Specialist. Sales experience is not required as full training will be given. Excellent conditions. Full contract. Please send C.V. to torrevieja@ thebedspecialists.es (668)

PROPERTY FOR RENT La Florida/Las Chismosas C/Fenix Urb. Paola. Superb Semi-Det. Townhouse. 3 Bed, 2.5 Bath + Underbuild, Air con, English TV, Internet, Communal pool, BBQ area. Long let €475 plus bills. Astrid: 965 319 731/649 235 327. (668)

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HEALTH & BEAUTY Experienced mobile hairdresser. Good price and service. City & Guilds qualified. Tel 663 173 385. (M)

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Ref 4140 La Marina, 150m2 detached villa, 500m2 plot, 5 minute drive to the beach, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, A/C, private pool, terraces, lovely garden, driveway. 279.000€ Ref 2787 San Luis, reduced to sell. At only 60,000€ is this 2 bedroom bungalow, bathroom, glazed terrace, garden, off road parking, great value. 60.000€

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REF 802. Entre Naranjos. 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Top Floor Apartment Fully Furnished Roof Solarium Turret Wonderful Views Close to Amenities Communal Swimming Pool. €69,000 REF 808. Montebello. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Semi-Detached Villa Fully Furnished Mains Gas Central Heating Fully Air Conditioned Off Road Parking with Carport Communal Swimming Pool. €120,000 REF 809. Montebello. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Detached Villa Part Furnished 232m2 Plot Off Road Parking Private Swimming Pool Quiet Location. €155,000 REF 813. Doña Pepa. 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Linked Duplex Fully Furnished Well Maintained Off Road Parking Directly Overlooking Communal Pool Gated Community. €97,000 REF 815. Montebello. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Semi-Detached Villa Fully Furnished Roof Solarium Open Front Terrace Communal Swimming Pool Priced to Sell. €105,000 REF 816. Ciudad Quesada. 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Detached Villa Fully Furnished Sun Room Utility Room La Marquesa Golf Views Communal Swimming Pool. €110,000 REF 818. Montebello. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Detached Villa Fully Furnished Well Maintained Sun Room Roof Solarium Communal Swimming Pool Off Road Parking. €137,000 REF 820. Doña Pepa ll. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Semi-Detached Villa Part Furnished Well Maintained Balcony with Lake Views Off Road Parking Short Distance to Amenities Communal Swimming Pool. €117,000 REF 821. Atalaya Park. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Detached Villa Roof Solarium 300m2 Plot Private Swimming Pool Potential to Extend Accommodation in the Underbuild Short Walk to Ciudad Quesada Town Centre. €159,000 For further details call Inmobiliaria on 966 718 392 (IQ) (668)

Ref 4317 Lo Crispin, south facing. Fantastic value detached villa, beautifully maintained, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, communal pool, A/C, solarium, store room. 149.950€ Ref 4322 La Marquesa, super opportunity. Beautiful community pool, top floor apartment, double bedroom, modern shower room, glazed in terrace with amazing views, solarium. 59.950€ Ref 4319 Benimar, 700m2 plot, 211m2 detached villa, private pool, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, C/H, A/C, underbuild with own access, garage, beautifully presented. 345.000€

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Treacle and her brothers were born in May this year and are still looking for their first home to grow up in. They are fully vaccinated and ready to leave APAH for a loving home.

Decker was originally adopted from us in December 2015 but sadly, 10 months later, his owner had a stroke and was no longer able to care for his dog. Decker is just over 2 years old, fully vaccinated, micro chipped and castrated.

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Real Madrid equal record as they crush granada In the first important game of the weekend, Real Madrid played host to lowly Granada, Cristiano Ronaldo making his first appearance of 2017, after offering up his four ‘Golden Balls’ to the Bernabeu faithful. It was, however, Isco who put the home team ahead, Benzema adding another before the illustrious Portuguese got in on the act with a third. Isco, again, and Casemiro completed the ‘handful’ as the Madrid side thus went 39 games without defeat, equaling Barcelona’s record from the previous season. Atletico visited a chilly Eibar, and Simeone was pleased to see his top marksman Griezmann return to scoring form as they won 0-2. Sevilla, in third place prior to this match, looked to have a tough call, visiting Real Sociedad, but they put their cup defeat at the hands of Real Madrid behind them, and came away with a 0-4 win, putting them just four points behind Madrid, who have a game in hand. Barcelona hoped to go above Sevilla into second place when they visited Villareal, but Sansone looked to have won the match for the locals until up popped Messi – who else? – on 90 minutes, with an equaliser. Still insufficient to put them above Sevilla, however, so they start the week five points below their eternal rivals, in third place. Levante look to be running away with

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the second division – despite only beating Lugo by the odd goal, they are four points clear of the field, with a game in hand. Girona stay just about in touch, however, after a good win at Zaragoza. Closer to home, Elche fared worse, losing at home to Cádiz to slip below mid-table. In division 2B, local sides Alcoyano and Hercules stay in second and third places respectively in group 3, both gaining narrow home wins to keep up the pressure on leaders Barça B. The FA Cup in England brought its usual crop of expected results, as well as the occasional shock. Both Manchester sides had big wins, City thrashing West Ham and United seeing off Reading. Chelsea had little trouble with Peterborough, and Leicester scraped home against Everton. Bournemouth went out to a bad defeat by third division Millwall, whilst Stoke and West Brom both lost to second division opponents. Liverpool it was, however, who produced perhaps the shock of the round, being unable to improve on a goalless draw at home to fourth division Plymouth. Novak Djokovic beat Sir Andy Murray (that sounds about as daft a title as Sir Mo Farah! Sorry, lads.) in a rousing final at Qatar, but the Scot keeps number one spot, for the time being. Malcolm Palmer

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Cards on the table. I am as bad at football predictions as Paul Merson. We know this, this isn’t new news. When Everton led against Leicester I saw my FA Cup winning ticket potentially falling short at the 3rd Round stage - just like every season. Yeah, I am saying it loud and proud. Claudio is going to win the cup. Revenge tasted very sweet to Musa has he defied his critics and chewed up the Toffees. Aren’t Everton supposed to be decent and challenging for the top six? I am sure someone said that somewhere. Leicester have had a lot of experience of being behind this season, and this time they turned it round. Leicester for the cup I tell you. Or Arsenal. It could be Arsenal. I mean, something has to go right for Arsene soon if only to shut up the likes of Piers Morgan. The sight of Olivier Giroud leading the troops out to battle at Preston didn’t calm the nerves of many an Arsenal fan but the point that Giroud is actually a very good player shone through yet again. He gets a lot of grief, but he is carrying Arsenal on his beautifully chiseled shoulders currently. And, you are only allowed to win the FA Cup if you have nearly been knocked out by a lower level side. Rooney had been one goal shy of Sir Bob’s record for quite a while. Not because he has been unable to find the net, more because he has been unable to get on the pitch long enough during United’s resurgent run. Still, José trusted Wayne against a Reading side that were, to put it nicely, somewhat open at the back and the England skipper wasted little time in kneeing home the goal that, as a good friend of mine beautifully put it, it meant we can stop seeing obligatory shots of Bobby Charlton in the stands every time Rooney goes close. Mind you, he has only drawn level so we might have to go through the rigmarole at least one more time. United won easily, scoring four in a game yet again this season. Pep admitted to the media over the weekend that he has made mistakes since coming to England. I’d agree, that flat cap the other week was a shocker. City made no mistakes in dispatching

West Ham on Friday night. 5-0 flattered Bilic’s side who will no doubt console themselves by trying to buy another well known name for a fraction of their true value. Fans, even West Ham ones, are not stupid enough to fall for that lame attempt at PR Lady Brady. They are not Apprentice contestants. Surely by now someone has made a banner saying “Hughes Out?” No? Let me get my sewing machine out. I am no Stoke fan, but he is ruining that club. They used to have an identity, something about going there on a windy Tuesday night was supposed to turn even the likes of a primetime Roy Keane weak at the knees. Now they roll over at home to Wolves and have their tummy tickled. Stoke could have had a run in the FA Cup and it’s not as if they have any interest in qualifying for the Europa League via the Premier League. For a man who won the cup many times, it was a poor show from Hughes and Stoke. Mind you, WBA were also a surprise. I know of at least one person that tipped them as the dark horses to lift the trophy at Wembley and they contrived to lose to a team managed by Steve Mc. That is never a good sign. Though it was refreshing to see, once again, the complete lack of impartiality from Paul Ince on live TV when he heard his son’s free kick had gone in. Incey has had more to smile about from his kid’s lower level career than from his own managerial one, that’s for sure. Could we all be wrong about Marco Silva? “Who?” some of you might still be asking. The new man at Hull, the one who was nailed on to fail before he even turned up. Well, they beat Swansea on his debut. Mind you, imagine his relief when he saw he was playing Swansea in

his first game, a team that would really rather not leave Wales if possible. Big Sam is still looking at the bottom of a pint of wine for his first win as Palace manager. In fact, might there be another vacancy at a different Palace before Sam gets a victory? He went to Bolton, his old haunt, and gave his old crowd a reminder of how dire the football was under him at times in a 0-0 draw. A week is a long time in football, as Eddie Howe will now testify. With 20 minutes to go against Arsenal he was riding on the crest of a wave and was about to be the new Arsenal, England and PSG manager combined before the season was out. Days later, having thrown away a 3-0 lead to the Arsenal, he was getting dumped out of the FA Cup 3-0 by Millwall. Ouch. Norwich have been terrible recently. Yes, a little Championship knowledge on show for you there. Mind you, Southampton have been a little ropey themselves so a 2-2 draw was probably about right all in all. Social media went into a brief little meltdown as Liverpool’s youth team failed to beat an experienced, in form League Two side in Plymouth. Kloppo will not have wanted an evening trip to the south coast, but his youngsters have rarely failed him so you can understand the gamble. The same people were criticising Plymouth for turning up playing for a point and celebrating getting it. Hang on, isn’t that what United did? Conte also rolled the dice, giving Michy Batshuyai a very rare start. He repaid his manager with a goal. Conte also gave John Terry a rare start. He repaid his manager with a red card. Is that it for JT? Probably. Still, with Costa, Hazard and Moses on the bench Chelsea eased past Peterborough 4-1. Spurs defender Ben Davies managed to do what Vincent Janssen looked very unlikely to achieve all day, and that was head the ball past the Villa goalkeeper. It was just like last season for Villa, as they failed to win away from home against Premier League opposition.

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CD Torrevieja 1-2 Villareal C Torry lost this first match of 2017, but their second half display was magnificent. In this period they had the ball in the net three times, but only one stood. Then a fast break left Lucas exposed and the visitors snatched an undeserving winner with barely a few minutes left to play. It looked to the world like Torry would take all three points, instead they only took tears and bitterness to the changing room as players had to be restrained from brawling.

with several excellent reflex saves. As well as Buba, Calzado, Vicente and Lewis were all suspended for this match and as well as full debuts for Lucas and Jorge, Lewis Rutherford also played for the first time for Torry, coming on as a 56th minute sub for the injured Lewis Booker. This Torry squad is changing rapidly, with another clutch of new players due to feature this month and the team now boasts no less than three named Lewis, so do keep up! And that does not include Luis Carlos!

Without any shadow of a doubt, Villareal C were much the better in the first half. This young side is littered with eager talent and they moved quicker to the ball. ran into space, delivered their passes with greater accuracy and fluency and had Torry struggling to contend with them. Making his debut in goal for the suspended Buba, Lucas had to dash out of his box to try and clear a ball, but flattened his opponent instead and was in the notebook in under three minutes! He later redeemed himself

Torry did well to weather the first half Villareal storm, though in truth the visitors did not seriously trouble Lucas. This was mainly down to an exceptional performance from captain Martin who made crucial tackles and whose presence was colossal. Debutant Jorge was also impressive and fans had much to enjoy and applaud. However, it was Villareal who opened the scoring soon after the restart. Carrasco seemed to feel he had been fouled and allowed his opponent to escape his clutches, who

crossed simply to Simon who then buried his shot into the corner of the net, Lucas just short of reaching it. The goal galvanised the home side whose play thereafter was fabulous. Villareal had no answer to the power and precision of Torry's attacks. Luis Carlos and Robles tormented them down the left flank, whilst Pastor and Damiam ran riot on the right. Torry took a stranglehold on the game and it was one way traffic for much of last half hour. Torry scored a well deserved equaliser with 25 minutes left to play after Luis Carlos delivered a superb free kick from the left and new boy Jorge rose highest to glance the ball home for a sensational debut. Jorge had now moved to centre half with Lewis Rutherford replacing the injured Lewis Booker and taking up the right back position. Torry then brought on Hugo Salamanca to help thrust through the middle for the winner, which looked certain to come. Damian beat the

offside trap with an immaculate run and delivered the ball across goal but Robles just failed to get the necessary touch on it to convert it. Pastor was combining with Damian to create more chances and Villareal were riding their luck. Fuoli in the visitor's goal was having a charmed life, sticking out an arm or a leg to frustrate the home side. After one such save the ball fell to Robles who smashed it into the net via the underside of the crossbar. The referee looked to his linesman for confirmation of the goal, but none was forthcoming and play continued. It was a travesty. Moments later the mercurial Damian worked his magic inside the box on the left hand side and passed to Hugo who cleverly back flipped the ball into the net for a Torry winner. Oh no, the linesman who failed to see that the ball had crossed the line for a Torry goal earlier, deemed that Damian was offised and thus this goal was ruled out too! Still it looked like the Torry winner would come. That was until Villareal broke hard

and fast and Akale found himself with only Lucas to beat. He did so professionally and with barely two minutes left to play, Villareal had resumed the lead. Torry did not hang their heads. They once more seized the initiative and presed for the second equaliser, again going close. When the final whistle blew the players were inconsolable and the fans stood to a man and woman and applauded them off the park. They had been terrific and did not deserve to lose. There was some hargy bargy on the pitch before all the players made it to the changing rooms, with the Gaurdia Civil escorting the officials safely to their area. This weekend Torry travel to near rival Orihuela to get back on track. Orihuela may have to play this match in Redovan, so keep and eye on the club's website for exact information http://www.clubdeportivotorrevieja.co m./ Team:Lucas, Jorge, Luis Carlos, Martín, Carrasco, Booker (Lewis Rutterford 56 '), Pastor, Dani Salazar


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