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Memorial Garden restored after vandalism Eight years ago Debbie lost her dad Wilf Smith, however, it wasn´t until the Manchester bombing evoked such heartache that Debbie thought about establishing a Memorial Garden in La Marina.

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EBBIE discussed her plans with friends and family and it was suggested that she use a corner of the local park in Calle Lisboa. Thanks to the support of Paulino from the Residents Office at the local Town Hall, Debbie was given the go ahead and began making her dream a reality. The corner of the park was transformed into a tranquil garden of reflection. There were benches to sit and remember lost friends and family, a memorial wall where people attached plaques in the name of their loved ones. The plaques proved popular

and soon there were more than 30 on the wall. People came and lit memorial candles and the whole community got behind the project. People helped plant and bought flora and fauna, JCN Construction built the wall for free and the project was a point of pride for all. Those who helped develop the space or who visited regularly came to know each other. They told each other the stories of their loved ones and supported

each other in their loss. The garden became a focal point for the community and in the late summer months provided a haven for those seeking peace and reflection. Unfortunately, the garden soon fell victim to vandals. These thoughtless youngsters sprayed graffiti all over the memorial wall and smeared candle wax over the memorial plaques. All the hard work had been for nothing, overnight

everything had been ruined. The garden was a mess and no longer a place where locals would want to go and spend time. Luckily the expat community in La Marina has true grit and spirit and rallied to restore the garden back to its former glory. Local business New Start funded the restoration project and JCN Construction returned to repair the wall. Locals pitched in to help with the restoration and on Sunday their hard work was recognised and rewarded as the Garden was officially opened to the public once again and the area was blessed by the local priest.

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BITE SIZE World Cancer Day NEWS:

It’s St. Valentine’s If you are a little short of something to do in the run up to the 14th February then you might want to go down to Habaneras shopping centre. Between the 1st and 14th February you can take part in their ‘In love’ karaoke. The most liked performance could win you a romantic weekend for two. In addition, every participant will get 20 H coins to take part in another promotion ‘San Valentines special edition’. The winner Continued on page 5

the 4th consecutive year. The Zenia Boulevard management team donated more than 500 cactus plants for Maria and her group of voluntary fundraisers to hand out to members of the public in exchange for a small donation. Although a little chilly, the day was bright and the sun shone down on the event. Once again local artists gave their time free of charge to ensure the crowds had a great afternoon of entertainment and to assist the AECC in their fight against Cancer. Johnny Lea aided by Ricky Neil fronted the event and other artists included: No Limit, Rainnaidh O’Connor, Johnny Zeller, Samantha Curtis, Sinead Hansard, Nikki G,

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‘Cazuelica’ and wine week From the 8th to 11th February Torrevieja will celebrate the 5th ‘Cazuelica and wine week. Cazuelicas are individual earthenware pots and can be used to serve small, traditional dishes. You can expect to have a choice from two cazuelicas which are served with a wine recommended to enhance their flavour. There is a list of participating restaurants and more details about the dishes they have on offer on www.torreviejagastronomica.com and www.aehtc.net . Some of these include Restaurante Barlovento, La Bodeguilla del Mullins, La Cantina Food and Drinks, Copas & Tapas, Tasca Nueva Bahía, Mesón la Huertica, Méson Real, Restaurante Nautilus and Hotel La Laguna Spa & Golf. The little pots of food will be on sale for €2 and the wine for €1.50 a glass. It’s a good way of trying a few new dishes and some new restaurants without having to pay out too much.

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BITE SIZE NEWS: No fix in sight Continued from page 3

will be decided on February 14th at 5pm when the number of ‘likes’ they receive will be counted. Habaneras isn’t the only shopping centre celebrating. Torrevieja town centre is also hoping to attract a few shoppers with their ‘Enamórate con el comercio de Torrevieja’. People are invited to put up a post on the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/concejalia.c omercio.torrevieja/ with a photograph of them in a shop, hotel or restaurant along with a quote. Only one entry is allowed per person and you must be a resident in Spain. There will be three winners and three runners up who will be selected on February 14th in a raffle. The first prize is a romantic dinner for two at Keeper, one night at the Fresno Apartments, a silk nightdress and an oil change for any vehicle at a Rubio Group garage. The second prize is a romantic dinner for two from different restaurants, a bouquet of flowers, a basket of gourmet products and a Bluetooth speaker.

Torrevieja’s salt in demand As a result of the recent cold spell Torrevieja has distributed 2,500 tonnes of salt in just two days. The salt works has loaded up more than 110 lorries for clients that include those looking after roads in the north of Spain. Seventy-one trucks were loaded on Friday and on Saturday morning, when the salt works is not usually open, another 40 lorries left the plant. It’s not just in the north that salt has been in demand. In The Valencian community it’s also expected that there will be an increase in orders with businesses looking to restock their reserves after using all the available salt for the motorways and many secondary roads in the mountains surrounding Alicante. This market is not part of the usual annual trade that the salt works does. Most of their customers come from north European countries. The demand recently from Spain itself is seen as a bonus. It’s a very welcome boost to the company as the year 2016/ 2017 was a bad one for the local salt industry which suffered as a result of the heavy rains experienced at the end of 2016 and beginning of 2017.

Simón needs a home A plea has gone out to home Simón, a dog that is currently being looked after in Torrevieja’s animal shelter. His behaviour is worrying the staff there who are concerned that he is very stressed. He is currently being treated for a skin condition but is only a young dog and needs to find a permanent home as soon as possible. You can see his picture on the Facebook Continued on page 6

for Torreta III It looks as though there is no immediate solution to the current state of Torreta III. This is one of the oldest urbanisations in the area and was not correctly signed off from the original builders, Masa. The result is some confusion about who is responsible for different parts of the urbanisation. The town hall has continued to refuse to take up responsibility for the maintenance of areas that would normally be that of the community. Now, a judge in Elche has agreed that to do so would be detrimental to the town as a whole and therefore the council does not have to go ahead. The case had been brought to court by a residents’ association who have been campaigning for the estate to be tidied up and better maintained. In Spain, although the town hall is responsible for the main roads and pathways, those internal to an urbanisation are generally the responsibility of the community, who pays annual fees for their update. In Torreta III no such community exists and it has fallen into a no man’s land of responsibility. With no community to organise and supervise projects patches of the estate remain

derelict and abandoned. The town hall refuses to deal with those areas it considers to be out of its jurisdiction. The result being an area that could definitely do with more than a lick of paint. To try and find a solution to the problem, the town council has suggested that an internal reform plan (PRI) is created which specifies what is public and what is private in order to more clearly identify what the owners themselves are responsible for. The difficult here is that many owners of the properties have died or disappeared. This leaves repairs and maintenance down to a few people, increasing the cost in an area where many people do not have the spare cash. Lack of a community of owners has, and continues to be, a problem for the urbanisation. However, it has also been taken advantage of, with many neighbours engaging in illegal builds and using the opportunity to build up and out as they wish. This court’s ruling does not look as though a solution to Torreta III is any nearer. Suzanne O’Connell

Bad weather set to continue The return of the cold snap which spread to the whole of the mainland and the Balearic Islands, with snow in the north falling at altitudes of just 400 metres, caused headaches for drivers on over 1,300 kilometres of roads, mostly in Castilla y León, Cantabria, Asturias, Navarra, Aragón, the Basque Country and Madrid. The snow moved south-east over the weekend and hit the provinces of Almería and Granada, with slow-moving traffic on three B-roads in the former and the A-395 in the latter towards the Sierra Nevada briefly shut. Even the Canary Islands, typically

blessed with mild winters, have been affected by the latest cold front, with sheet ice and snow on some inland roads, four highways in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and four in Tenerife shut, and hailstorms reported. Here, along the southern and eastern coasts and the shores of the Balearic Islands, snow is not expected, but rainfall has been torrential in the last two days and is likely to continue. Spain's State meteorological agency, AEMET, says it is not clear when the cold period will end and that next week could bring more plummeting temperatures, downpours on the coast and snow inland.

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BITE SIZE Dogs’home desperately NEWS: seeks funding Continued from page 5

Medieval Market welcomes hundreds despite the rain The Mayor of Orihuela, Emilio Bascuñana, opened the 20th annual Medieval Market, accompanied by the Councillor of Festivities, Mariola Rocamora, Armengola 2017, Conchi Cabrera, this year's ambassadors, Isidro Hernández and Enrique Riquelme, and the president of the

The festive procession began the journey via the Town Hall, where they signed the Book of Visitors of the Medieval Market and officially began the medieval weekend. The Mayor was in charge of inaugurating this edition of the Oriolan

Hope for Podencos is a rescue centre for podenco dogs. Podencos are Spanish hunting dogs that are often used for hunting rabbits and frequently are kept in very poor conditions. As they become older, mistreatment increases and eventually they are either abandoned in the countryside, dumped in perreras (dog pounds) or sometimes drowned or poisoned by their owners. The centre is one of the very few that focuses on the adoption of these dogs. They receive medical care there and are assessed and matched with families. They are neutered or castrated where possible and receive worm and flea treatment. Whilst at the centre they are gradually introduced to normal family environments as they often have been tied up and left in dark buildings, suffering physical and mental abuse and without veterinary treatment. Now the centre is threatened with closure. Whilst in the process of completing the purchase of their new premises in Albacete, a major force behind the centre, Suzannah Stacey, tragically died. Her death, alongside the personal loss, has meant that funds are tied up in probate and the centre is in jeopardy. They need to raise €120,000 from scratch in three weeks in order to secure the property in which to care for these dogs. There are currently 40 dogs who are housed in the centre. Without this money it will mean that the centre is taken over and the dogs and the charity runners Irene and Steve Allen will be out of a home. They are currently raising money through an appeal on youcaring.com which is a charity fundraising website. The appeal is doing well and had already attracted €20,532 of funding by Sunday 4th February. However, this is a huge amount of money to raise and the centre needs publicity and support to help ensure that it can continue to provide the love, care and future homes for these deserving but under valued dogs. You can find out more about their predicament on https://www.facebook.com/hopeforpodencos/ https://www.hopeforpodencos.com If you would like to contribute you can on: https://www.youcaring.com/hopeforpodencos-1084001 Suzanne O’Connell

Harmonisers Win for give to charity chef from Following their money-raising event ‘Blue Monday’ Torrevieja’s Barbershop Harmonisers were delighted to present cheques to two important charities on 29th January. Altogether a donation of €2,350 was made to the Alzheimer charity AFA Torrevieja and the cancer charity AECC Torrevieja. Both charities were presented with their cheques by Bob Stein who is treasurer of the Barbershop Harmonisers.

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Association of Moors and Christians, Pepe Vegara. The inauguration, which had to be postponed until 6pm because of the rain, began with a parade from the esplanade of Santo Domingo and with the entry into the city of‘Jaime I’with his court and entourage, staging a parliament between the monarch, the Armengola and the Mayor, who gave the ‘king’ the keys to the city.

market, which this year had more than three hundred stalls distributed among the Christian, children's and leisure and Arab zones, and which remained installed in the streets of the city until Sunday. During the ceremony the Mayor invited "all citizens and visitors to enjoy the Medieval Market of Orihuela and experience this stage of history, which is also the living history of this municipality thanks to its rich historical heritage”. The council departments of Festivities and Pedanías, headed by Mariola Rocamora and Víctor Valverde, respectively, gave a gift to the 500 children who had been invited to the opening of the Medieval Market on Friday. Each was given a branded backpack and a water bottle. The schoolchildren from the districts of Torremendo, Arneva, Hurchillo, La Matanza, La Campaneta, Molins, Raiguero de Bonanza and San Bartolomé, together with the two schools in Orihuela Costa were all able to enjoy the first day of this Medieval Market, thanks to 10 free buses that the City Council arranged through the relevant departments of Festivities, Districts and Education.

A representative from AECC expressed his gratitude for the money raised; ‘On behalf of the AECC, we would like to thank Torrevieja Barbershop Harmonisers and their treasurer, Bob Stein, for their generous donation of €2,350 presented at the ranch office. The money will be put to very good use.’ Now, the group wants to continue to raise more money and entertain people at the same time. In order to do this they are on the lookout for new members. They rehearse every Friday from 10am until 12.30pm at the Casa Contenta in Rojales, formerly known as the Spider-Man Bar. Any new men who might be interested in joining them will be very welcome. Suzanne O’Connell

Torrevieja The chef, David Morillas from the Doña Monse Spa & Golf hotel in Torrevieja gained first prize in the 7th creative cooking competition with his sweet ‘Mochi, kimchi, petit Suisse & caramel de granada molar’. David Morillas, who originates from Cartagena, won a cash prize of €1,000. The final of the competition was celebrated in the restaurant La Finca de Susi Díaz. The winning dish is, in fact, a typical Japanese sweet which is mixed with a pomegranate smoothie. It includes a base of a white chocolate biscuit and powdered coconut milk. It is a fusion between Asian and Mediterranean tradition. In second place and winning €300 was a restaurant from Seville with a dish that included crayfish, caviar and buckwheat, rather than rice. In third place and winning €200 was a restaurant from Castellón. The jury consisted of Fran Martínez who is a chef at the Maralba de Almansa Restaurant which has 2 Michelin stars and Susi Díaz from La Finca de Elche, which has 1 Michelin star. Both judges expressed their delight with the high quality of entries and had found the judging difficult to do. Altogether nearly 50 recipes were submitted from 17 different Spanish provinces. Each recipe was required to include the Elche pomegranate as one of its ingredients. The pomegranate is known for its sweetness and has an exterior colour that ranges from cream to a deep red. Suzanne O’Connell

page concejalía de protección animal, along with other photos of animals waiting for adoption.

Drag Queen winner On Friday 2nd February it was Torrevieja’s annual drag queen competition. The winner this year was ‘Sirio Star’ (Rubén López). Sirio from Murcia was chosen by a jury and won a total of €1,000 and a trophy. In second place was Juan Cristóbal Baez from Sevilla and the third prize went to Isidro Javier Pérez from Gran Canaria. The competition took place in the international auditorium and was the tenth event of this kind.

Children take control Or at least for a short period they had a say in Torrevieja’s town hall building. Students from the primary schools Ciudad del Mar, Aula Específica del IES Mediterráneo, La Purísima, Alpe, Salvador Ruso and La Inmaculada took plart in their own plenary which included 12 different items on the agenda. Two items could be suggested by each school for debate. The meeting was presided over by the mayor, José Manuel Dolón and participants were also allowed to vote on each matter. This is an annual event which enables school children to gain something of an understanding about the way in which politics works. Issues raised this year included the provision of a train service and creation of parks for children. This was the first year that students from special schools were included. Suzanne O’Connell

Hondón Valley RBL celebrates Burn’s Night Around 40 Royal British Legion members and guests celebrated Burn’s Night at El Nuevo Valle, Hondón de los Frailes, in grand style. Tony, the Piper did the event proud and got everyone in the Scottish spirit, with some members even trying out their (bad) Scottish accents! The MC for the evening Ronnie Mannell, outlined

the life of Scotland’s National Poet – Robert Burns and the diners then celebrated in a way that Burns would have approved of; eating, drinking, music, piping and poetry – and of course lots of chatting. The haggis was piped in by Tony, which we toasted with a “ wee dram “ of whiskey, before tucking into Neeps and Tatties, steak pie, and finally topping off the meal with Tipsy Laird Trifle. There followed a number poems and the evening will also be remembered for Neil Pavitt’s poem “There’s a Moose Loose about the Hooooose”. The evening ended with a rendition of one of Burn’s famous songs Auld Lang Syne and fitting tribute to a great evening. The Branch meets on the third Tuesday of each month and welcomes any guests who would like to come along. Further information is available on the website: www.britishlegion.org.uk/coun ties/spain-north or by emailing: secretary.hondonvalley3577@g mail.com


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La Mata’s Wednesday market The councillor for markets, Javier Manzanares, announced on 30th January that he now has the approval of the technicians and the Local Police to begin the change of location of La Mata’s Wednesday market. ‘We have informed the different associations involved,’ explained the councillor, ‘including business organisations, taxi drivers and residents in the town. They have letters that explain where the new market is being located.’ The location of La Mata’s market has been in dispute for a number of years due to its unsafe location. The market was partly situated above a canal and there was concern that the car park, for example, could collapse. Now it will be on Avenida Francia between Daneses, Avenida Suecos and Avenida Holandes and between Avenida Inglaterra and the end of Avenida Suecos. The council has had to inform everyone ten days before it is taken to the Junta de Gobierno Local (JGL). When the ten days are over and if the board agrees, then it will be just a few weeks before the change over takes place. There are some practical preparations to do with painting and signalling work done on the road in the new location. The position of the market has been chosen so as to produce the least inconvenience to people who live there whilst providing good access to the N332 and maintaining a central position. However, siting of a new market is not an easy matter and there will be different view points that still have to be debated. Suzanne O’Connell

Pensioner in paedophile abduction arrest An alleged paedophile pensioner has been arrested after a foiled attempt to abduct an eight-year-old girl in Alicante, while she walked with her mother in broad daylight. The 73-year-old was released on bail just days before the incident occurred, after being arrested on 9th January for luring two teenage girls into his mobile home, where he was said to have offered drugs and money in exchange for sex.

After allegedly trying to grab the girl by the arm around midday on a Saturday in Luceros Square, he was confronted by several passers-by and ran away, but was detained by officers in a nearby street. The man identified locally by his first name and initials Joaquin T.G, was found to be carrying scissors, latex gloves and Viagratype pills. In an even more chilling turn of events, a further search of his campervan,

lead authorities to find a gun, sex toys and brand-new children’s toys. Police confirmed that the man had worn a dark hat, sunglasses and large scarf in an attempt to disguise himself during the alleged attempted abduction. The man has denied trying to abduct the youngster and insisted he was just having a brief conversation with her outside a shop in the square.

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Valencian la Vuelta comes to Orihuela The Mayor of Orihuela, Emilio Bascuñana, along with the Councillor for Sports, Víctor Valverde, watched the Queen Stage of the Volta Ciclista of the Valencian Community on Saturday, as it started its fourth stage in Orihuela. The area of the Intermodal Station and the Vientos del Pueblo promenade was the scene of the official ribbon cutting, carried out by the Mayor, and also the start of the stage, which brought together an enthusiastic local community and fans of cycling. Mayor Bascuñana highlighted "the great opportunity that Orihuela has been given with the celebration of this sporting event, which has great relevance in the media. Staging these big events brings great value to our municipality". The Mayor was accompanied by the Councillor for Sports, Víctor Valverde, Juanjo Castelló, deputy for Sports, Angel Casero, organiser of La Vuelta, and the regional representative of Banco Santander and sponsor of the competition, Jesus Cifuentes. The formal ribbon cutting was carried out by the Oriolan Mayor and Bernardo Ruiz ex-cyclist and son of the city.

The stage ended in the city of Cocentaina, after completing a tour through the municipality through Marqués de Molins Avenue, Luis Barcala Street, San Gregorio Street, Fernando Loaces Street, Alfonso XIII

Street, Pintor Agrasot Street and Prince of Asturias Avenue, arriving at the highway CV-925 and CV-921 towards Arneva and also crossing different districts of Orihuela. This was the third consecutive year, the Vuelta Ciclista a la Comunidad Valenciana held a stage start in Orihuela.

Palm trees won’t be replaced Councillor Soler has announced that palm trees recently removed from the paseo de Juan Aparicio and the Plaza de la Constitución will not be replaced. The trees were removed due to the weevil epidemic which has infected many palm trees across the region. The holes left by the trees have been covered with paving and people are disappointed that they are not to be replaced. However, the councillor for parks and gardens, Domingo Soler, has explained that the current contract which saw the removal of the trees does not extend to cover their replacement. The palm trees are removed at night with town’s people wondering which tree might disappear next. However, Councillor Soler also explained that it is difficult to place another palm tree in the exact same spot as the one previously as the roots would also

need to be removed. This would be particularly disruptive in an area such as the paseo de Juan Aparicio which is the main promenade by the sea. Councillor Soler is also concerned that new trees are likely to be infected again meaning that the investment of another €20,000 for each new adult tree would be a waste of money. He assured those in opposition that the only trees that are being removed are those that are infected with the weevil and could fall if they were left standing. The weevil has caused quite a plague of palm tree destruction and once a tree is infected there is little that can be done. The best approach is to use preventative treatments to stop the weevil spreading in the first place. Suzanne O’Connell


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A busy meeting for neighbourhood watch Over a hundred people turned up to the latest San Luis/ La Siesta neighbourhood watch meeting. It was so busy that they ran out of chairs. The meeting was opportunity for residents to ask questions and make comments. ‘It was a lively but informative meeting,’ explains the chairman Doug Allen. ‘At the end of the meeting residents were able to take advantage of the legal advisors to answer queries and also to see various alarms and home security products.’ Unfortunately there was not opportunity for the

International Auditorium to get the information they were wanting although there was a lot of interest from residents. However, there will be chance to give them more of a voice at the next meeting. One issue that has been raised is what redress you have if you are unhappy with a contractor’s workmanship. Several residents complained about low standards from unregistered contractors. These people often do not provide a receipt and are operating without following the correct procedures or paying the tax that

they should. This is an issue that Doug is currently looking into and is largely linked to British tradesmen. The next meeting will be on Monday 26th February at 2.30pm. If you live in the San Luis/ La Siesta/ El Limonar area or close by then you are very welcome to attend. Doug is hoping that one topic of conversation can be how to save water as the region is currently suffering from a drought following a very dry autumn and winter period. Suzanne O’Connell

Improving the use of the Let’s talk international auditorium about Brexit Standing high up on the hill by the Quirón private hospital, there are still many regular visitors to Torrevieja who don’t even know that the International Auditorium exists. Placed a little out of the town it continues to allude many people, even those who are resident here. Now, as the municipal theatre is still out of use, it is getting a little more coverage and hosting a few more events. The announcement was made by the director general, Antonio Rodes, of la Sociedad Proyectos Temáticos de la Generalitat (SPTCV). He explained that the use of the auditorium has increased to 11,400 in a couple of months and that the average occupancy of its main symphony hall is now 716 seats which is 67% of its capacity. The SPTCV is the organisation that is now responsible for the use of the building. Until 2011 the town hall only was responsible for its allocation, leading to a significant under use with only events organised by the town council being held there.

According to statistics, most users are from Torrevieja although there is a wider reach with many coming from Murcia and even Valencia and other autonomous communities. It’s important that the public receive value for money from the building which cost them 44 million to build. According to Rodes, until recently, the only benefit there seemed to be inits construction was for those responsible for building it in the first place. There has also been progress in offering the auditorium as a space for meetings with one company having leased it out for March 1st. The auditorium will also be used for Expo Torrevieja Internacional, an exhibition of businesses linked to communities of European residents on the Costa Blanca. It is expected that around 100 exhibitors will attend this event. In May it will host a congress and this should attract more than a thousand people from different communities across the country. Suzanne O’Connell

On 12thFebruary at 2pm at the town hall in Torrevieja there will be a meeting for British nationals held by the British Consul for Alicante, Sarah-Jane Morris. It will be an explanatory meeting aimed at helping outline the current situation and what we might expect as Britain leaves the EU. This is an open meeting and participants will be welcome. However, there is limited space so please come early if you want to be sure of a seat. The meeting will be held in the council chamber on the 3rd floor of the town hall in the Plaza de la Constitución in the town centre. Sarah-Jane Morris is expected to give a short talk to update British nationals on the information that is currently available and what they might do to prepare. She will then take any questions. Political representatives from Torrevieja town hall will attend too. The meeting is expected to last around half an hour and town hall officials will also be prepared to answer any questions relevant to the meeting. Suzanne O’Connell


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Eleven Sinking year old streets gives birth in Murcia hospital An 11-year-old girl admitted to hospital with 'stomach pains' has given birth at Murcia's La Arrixaca Hospital, having not realised she was pregnant. Medics say they tested the child upon arrival and found out that her pains were in fact caused by her going into labour. Despite the extreme risk involved in a girl so young being pregnant and giving birth, the process went well and she did not need a Caesarian section or any other surgery. Although not confirmed, it is thought that the mum and her baby are in good health. She had been brought to A&E by her parents, who are Bolivian and who did not know she was expecting a baby either, hospital staff confirmed. In accordance with procedure, given that the child is a minor and very young, health workers contacted the police and social services, who are investigating the case. This situation is extremely rare in Spain, where teenage pregnancy is very uncommon and the average age of a firsttime mother is around 33. But where a young child is pregnant, authorities will look into the matter as a routine issue in case sexual abuse is involved.

The cobbles in the streets around the ‘new church’ are gradually sinking. The area known as La Ermita and surrounding the Plaza de Oriente has been causing concern for some time. Now, the mayor of Torrevieja, José Manuel Dolón is claiming that awareness of the deficiencies in the building work in fact dates back to 2012. At this point, technicians were aware, it is claimed, that there were problems with the paving. Deficiencies that, they suggest, the previous government were well aware of. The road surface in particular is in a poor state of repair and, the mayor claims that this is due to the poor workmanship when it was originally laid. Other sources had indicated that some of the damage was being caused by the installation of gas pipes. The mayor states that the stone used during the original building work was of a lower quality than it should have been. The original building was inaugurated in 2009 after an investment of 13 million euros. Later, when the deficiencies became clear, the company responsible was taken to court. However, the claim was not successful and by then the company responsible had become bankrupt. The current council is now planning to asphalt the roads affected along with some other local roads.

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The carnival begins Carnival 2018 was launched in Torrevieja with the crowning of the carnival queens on Saturday 27th January. There are two queens each year, one who is classed as ‘junior’ and another as adult or senior. The inauguration took place in the International Auditorium with the queens being brought out on their own customised and lavishly decorated floats. The senior queen was pronounced to be Cheyenne Heredia Imbernón. . Cheyenne belongs to the dance group (comparsa) ‘Y Punto’. The junior queen, María Grau Rodríguez, is a member of ‘Blanca de Sal’. Councillor for festivals, Domingo Pérez was there to welcome the new queens to their role accompanied by the president of the carnival association in Torrevieja, Julio Ruiz. Outgoing senior queen was Eurídice Campelo Montero and junior queen Lucía Arias Villalba. These two queens have attended a number of events this year on behalf of the council and said their farewell. Celebrations now continue with the Drag Queen competition and a family fun day in the Plaza de Oriente (Ermita). The daytime carnival procession will be on 11th February at 4pm and the night time carnival on 17th February at 9pm. Suzanne O’Connell


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WEEKLY EURO UPDATE Infighting within the Conservative party may have impaired the pound at the beginning of the week. The latest spats suggested a possible change of leadership which may change the outcome. Better than expected fourth quarter UK growth couldn’t quite counterbalance this, although concerns were lessened later in the week. The numbers released from the Bank of England were a mixed bag. Net lending to individuals and consumer credit came in above forecast while mortgage approvals fell by more than expected. Overnight, Gfk's index of consumer confidence was above forecast at -9. The big news for the pound this week was the attendance of BoE Governor Mark Carney at the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee. He maintained the same cautious tone and sterling was higher after his testimony than before. His only remotely controversial comment related to the traditional retail price index measure of inflation; he would like to see it junked because "it is not fit for purpose". There was surprisingly little negative reaction to the leaked Treasury document, which forecasts a dampening impact on the UK economy whatever the nature of Britain's eventual post-Brexit deal with the EU. Perhaps that was because it revealed nothing that investors had not already taken into consideration. There was more reaction midweek when Reuters reported that "European Commission officials have rejected the City of London's proposal to strike a post-Brexit free trade deal on financial services." Its later recovery took place after more careful reading of the report revealed that EC officials had "told British financiers in meetings in recent weeks" that this would be the case. The euro held relatively steady compared to the ups and downs elsewhere, with the only key stat being euro zone inflation which is pencilled in at a provisional 1.3%, a tick down on the month. A sense of caution over the US dollar at the beginning of the week; there was no clear reason but it

came at the same time as Apple said it would halve production of its most profitable mobile phone - share prices moved lower across the board and US Treasury bill yields touched a four-year high. The last Federal Open Market Committee meeting to be chaired by Janet Yellen took place this week. There was no change in sentiment or in interest rates, but there are expectations that the Funds rate will go up when Janet Yellen's successor chairs the next meeting in March. The monthly change in US nonfarm payrolls showed that - despite the claims made during Tuesday's state of the union speech - jobs growth during Donald Trump's first year in office was the slowest since 2010, with an average monthly increase of 171k in nonfarm payrolls. Analysts expect the figure for January 2018 to be a little above that level at 180k. As ever, a higher number would in theory be helpful to the dollar. The Canadian dollar suffered slightly due to an uptick in the strength of the pound. The Loonie was particularly vulnerable due to concerns about increasing US trade protectionism impacting negatively on Canadian exports. The US has already imposed tariffs unilaterally on softwood lumber and dairy imports although its attempt to put a 292% punitive tariff on civilian jet airliners manufactured by Canada's aeronautical manufacturer Bombardier, was overturned by a US supreme court ruling that the tariffs were excessive last week. To counterbalance that, the Canadian domestic economy has seen positive growth in recent months. Data released overnight for New Zealand trade and Australian business confidence had no discernible effect on the currencies concerned. Quarterly data from Australia put headline inflation a tick higher at 1.9% with the "trimmed mean" core measure unchanged at 1.8%. Both were lower than forecast, prompting a minor setback for the Aussie.

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Perennials are plants that live for more than two years, which is great, as they provide you with vegetables/fruit year upon year – as long as they are tidied up a bit and not left abandoned. However, some of them can live for only a few years and others for a long time.

The Apricot (Prunus armeniaca) - named because it is believed that they originated in Armenia. They have also been grown in Iran for many centuries and dried, which is a favourite way of eating them for the locals. The Apricot tree generally is small and only grows to a height of around 39 feet tall (maximum) and the trunk is about 16 inches in diameter. You can have many or just the one as they do not need other trees for pollination - they can do it themselves! When you plant your tree make sure you cover over the base and roots with soil, patting it down as you go along, as with most other plants/trees. They bloom earlier than most other fruits, so if there is an early frost, be careful of them, plant on a higher part of soil in your garden if at all possible. If your apricot tree gets frost on it and

there are flowers, it will kill these off and therefore the tree will produce hardly any fruit at all if any. The fruit has one central stone to it with the seed inside this, for replanting, if you want to start from scratch! It would possibly be better to plant it in September, before the autumn, so that it has long enough to take root before the winter comes along. They neither like the extreme cold nor heat, so don’t put it in an area all on it’s own, have other things growing around it to protect it. If you want to have large fruit on your tree you need to pick them as they grow to keep them apart from one another about two inches apart should do the trick. A beautiful plant that should be showing off at the moment is from the Asteraceae family and is known as the Rhodanthemum catananche. Its flowers have peach coloured petals with silvery leaves and are blooming right now and will go through to the summer too. I have seen them on the side of the roads and they are glorious. They are quite hardy as originated from the Atlas mountain range of Morocco and Algeria, so can withstand our winter season as well as the summer. It normally blooms in early May but of course this depends on the weather and it can either come a few weeks earlier or later. Marc Vijverberg

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AQABA is the only coastal city in Jordan and the largest and most populous city on the Gulf of Aqaba. Situated in southernmost Jordan, Aqaba is the administrative centre of the Aqaba Governorate. The city had a population of 148398 in 2015 and a land area of 375 square kilometres (144.8 sq mi). Today, Aqaba plays a major role in the development of the Jordanian economy, through the vibrant trade and tourism sectors. The Port of Aqaba also serves other countries in the region.

Aqaba's strategic location at the northeastern tip of the Red Sea between the continents of Asia and Africa, has made its port important over the course of thousands of years. The ancient city was called Ayla, its strategic location and proximity to copper mines, made it a regional hub for copper production and trade in the Chalcolithic period. Ayla became a bishopric under Byzantine rule and later became a Latin Catholic titular see after Islamic conquest around 600 AD, when Ayla became known as Aqaba. Aqaba's location next to Wadi

Rum and Petra has placed it in Jordan's golden triangle of tourism, which strengthened the city's location on the world map and made it one of the major tourist attractions in Jordan Geography The city lies at Jordan's southernmost point, on the Gulf of Aqaba lying at the tip of the Red Sea. Its strategic location is shown in the fact that it is located at the crossroads of the three continents of Asia, Europe and Africa, while bordering Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

Tourism Aqaba has a number of luxury hotels, including in the Tala Bay resort 20 km further to the south, which service those who come for fun on the beaches as well as Scuba diving. It also offers activities which take advantage of its desert location. Its many coffee shops offer mansaf and knafeh, and baqlawa desserts. Another very popular venue is the Turkish Bath (Hamam) built in 306 AD, in which locals and visitors alike come to relax after a hot day.

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Worried about their reaction?

She is causing trouble

I met a guy who I am serious about, but I haven’t told my parents he has a child. They would not be pleased about something like this. My boyfriend and the child’s mother had a brief relationship, which did not continue, because she did not want it. However, he did the right thing and has maintained the child and has been in his life since. My boyfriend works in counselling and is very articulate and intelligent. He has offered to talk to my parents. Should I let him?

My husband’s adult daughter is the fly in the ointment in our otherwise happy relationship. I have tried to be nice to her. At a recent meal at our house, she seized an opportunity to start an argument and left. She didn’t want her father and mother to separate even though their split was on the cards for years, and she blames me, even though we met after his divorce. She is refusing to see us both together, and is demanding that if her father wants to see her, it will be on her terms. Would it help if I talked to her?

Its not easy when people are prejudiced to a situation, and you suspect you know how your parents will react. I do think it would be a good idea for your boyfriend to talk with your parents at some point. However, I would initially suggest that you broach the subject first and tell them everything to give them time to get used to the situation. Don’t be too heavy handed. Tell them that you have met a good man, it is casual at the moment and you are seeing how things go. Then after a few months, bring him to meet your Mum and Dad.

No, I think it’s your husband’s place to speak to his daughter. He must tell her that you are a part of his life now, and that at her age, she should behave like an adult and accept that marriages break up, and that things aren’t always about her. Right now she is trying to control the situation, AND her father, and that is wrong. If your husband goes along with it he will be dancing to her whims all his life. He should take charge now.

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Quirónsalud Torrevieja offers free second opinion in Oncology The service is available from the 5th to the 9th of February, and is part of the events the hospital is carrying out for World Cancer Day. Professionals from the Oncology Platform at Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja will voluntarily attend patients who, from the 5th to the 9th of February, request a multidisciplinary and personalized second opinion. This initiative is part of the events the Hospital is promoting for World Cancer Day, which takes place on the 4th of February every year under the auspices of the World Health Organisation. People who are interested in requesting the service should call 966 92 57 33. The patient must provide all the documentation they have – analyses, tumour markers and scans‐ to get the full benefits of the consultation, after which the patient will get a report providing a diagnosis. The Director of the Oncology Platform at Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja, Doctor Antonio Brugarolas, has highlighted that “patients whose case is treated in a multidisciplinary and personalized organisationhave a 25% higher chance of success than if they have limited therapeutic options. This treatment is uncommon in traditional Oncology (less than 10% of cases) because it is a very complex task that goes beyond the boundaries of a particular speciality and can only be addressed by a team of

specialists in different fields.” The Oncology platform at Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja is a national and international benchmark company in cancer treatment. Made up of a team of more than 30 top‐level professionals that offer an individual and comprehensive service to each patient from the first diagnosis, with state of the art technology and different pioneering treatment programmes. Patients who detect breast cancer early, have access to one step therapy, which allows the removal of the tumour, the irradiation, and the reconstruction of the breast in just one surgical procedure; eliminating the need for external radiotherapy sessions. Doctor Rosa María Cañón, head of the Radiotherapy Unit in the Oncology platform at Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja, explains that “the surgical irradiation procedure lasts for 30 minutes, which eliminates the need for the 25 or 30 external irradiation sessions necessary in conventional treatment.” RIO (Intraoperative Radiotherapy) is a high precision technique which dispenses a single and strong dose of radiotherapy in just one surgical act, with the advantage of being able to directly locate the effected area, avoiding the unnecessary irradiation of healthy tissues.

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IMF reduces Spain’s growth forecast due to political uncertainty

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has announced its World Economic Outlook Update, which conveys a message of optimism for the global economy. Spain, however, gets a special mention as the only developed economy where growth prospects have been cut back. “Growth in Spain, which has been well above potential, has been marked down slightly for 2018, reflecting the effects of increased political uncertainty on confidence and demand,” reads the report. The Spanish economy is projected to grow by 2.4% in 2018, one tenth of a point below the October forecast, and by 2.1 percent in 2019, one tenth above the earlier projection, probably on the premise that political uncertainty will have subsided by then. “Growth in Spain, which has been well above potential, has been marked down

slightly for 2018, reflecting the effects of increased political uncertainty on confidence and demand,” reads the report. The Spanish economy is projected to grow by 2.4 percent in 2018, one tenth of a point below the October forecast, and by 2.1 percent in 2019, one tenth above the earlier projection, probably on the premise that political uncertainty will have subsided by then. As for the global economy, the outlook is optimistic. “Global growth forecasts for 2018 and 2019 have been revised upward by 0.2 percentage point to 3.9 percent. The revision reflects increased global growth momentum and the expected impact of the recently approved U.S. tax policy changes,” says the report. Despite the positive figures, IMF managing director Christine Lagarde urged governments not to rest on their laurels. “Complacency is actually one of the risks we should guard against,” she said, urging countries to enact reforms that will prevent future financial crises. At a press conference in Davos, Switzerland, which is hosting the World Economic Forum, Lagarde noted that a fifth of emerging and developing countries have experienced drops in per capita income, and underscored the uncertainty surrounding the financial sector due to a progressive interest rate hike.

Brits arrested for drugs hidden in a coach Two Brits have been arrested for transporting 750 kilos of hashish and 17 kilos of cocaine in a coach. The Guardia Civil from Puçol, in the Valencian Community, found the drugs hidden under a double layer in the floor at the toll booths at Sagunt. Government delegate for the Valencia Community, Juan Carlos Moragues, with the chief coronal of the Valencia Barracks, Amador Escalada, explained the details of this new operation named ‘Telos’ against drug trafficking in the region. The arrests happened last week when the luxury long-distance coach with British number plates was stopped at the toll booths. The coach has also been impounded and an international arrest warrant has been issued against the owner of the coach company. In the early hours of 23rd January, the officers identified two men, aged 39 and 59 of British nationality, who were on the coach when it was stopped at the toll booth on the AP-7 motorway. The coach had left from southern Spain and was heading to England when it was intercepted by one of the Guardia Civil controls between Sagunt and Puçol. The Government delegate congratulated the Guardia Civil for this operation and for their effectiveness against drug trafficking. “Had these drugs reached the black market they could have been sold for five million euros - and presenting a serious problem to public health,” said Moragues.

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The provinces in Spain with the most car collisions The areas in Spain which had the most traffic incidents last year have been revealed. There were 1.91 million minor traffic accidents in the country last year, an annual increase of 3.14 percent and the highest amount since 2010, according to TIREA. Mondays and Fridays saw the most collisions, with an average of 270 on Mondays and 265 on Fridays. Sundays had the least amount of collisions with an average of 122. The regions where collisions increased the most last year were the Balearic Islands (5.62 percent), Ceuta (5.45 percent), the Community of Madrid (4.77 percent) and the Valencian Community (4.71 percent). The number of accidents only fell in Melilla (-5.87 percent) and in three of the 17 autonomous communities. They were Galicia (-0.86 percent), Extremadura (-0.29 percent) and Castilla y León (-0.16 percent). The most populated autonomous communities naturally had the highest number of accidents in absolute terms. In Andalucia there were 370,423 crashes in 2017 - 5.38 percent more than in 2016 - in Catalunya 292,214; and in the Community of Madrid, 269,517. The picture changes if the number

of accidents per 100,000 inhabitants is analysed. Through this prism, the places where it is most difficult to drive are the Balearic Islands (5,461 collisions), Cantabria (5,019), Melilla (4,959) and the Canary Islands (4,515). The places where the accident rate in relation to the size of its population is lowest are, meanwhile, Aragón (3.177), Ceuta (3.269), País Vasco (3.450) and Castilla-La Mancha (3.515). The most problematic moment of the year was June, when there were 176,619 crashes without injuries. Each month there were 159,224 minor traffic accidents in Spain. This figure exceeds the historical average available for the last two decades. Specifically, between 1999 and 2017, the average stands at 157,039 crashes without injuries per month.


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Spain's King celebrates 50th birthday amid Catalan crisis

The Municipal Department of Infrastructure, which is headed by the Councillor who represents the Ciudadanos Party, Juan Ignacio LopezBas, is nearing completion of the renovation of the sewer network in various streets of Dehesa de Campoamor. This includes: Calle Ana María Matute, Ronda Ramón de Campoamor, Avenida Las Adelfas and Calle Miguel de Unamuno. According to the Councillor: “This work was necessary because the sewers in these roads consisted of a single network, with concrete pipes having a diameter of 300mm and which were in a very bad condition with an age of more than 40 years and which were already collapsing in some areas.” Furthermore, he explained that "this deterioration in the materials caused numerous cracks in the sewer network,

Spain's King Felipe VI celebrated his 50th birthday, last Tuesday, as the royal house continues to drum up public support for the monarchy amid a crisis over Catalonia's separatist push. The festivities placed the spotlight on the king's oldest daughter Leonor, the 12-year-old heir to the throne. Felipe awarded the angelic-looking princess with one of Spain's most prestigious awards, the Order of the Golden Fleece which dates from 1430, at a ceremony in Madrid. To mark his birthday, the Royal Palace over the weekend released dozens of photos and videos providing a rare glimpse of Felipe's domestic life with his wife Letizia, a former TV anchor, and their two young daughters. They show Leonor in her school uniform holding Felipe's hand, laughing while eating soup at the family dinner table, and teasing the king just before he taped his annual Christmas message. The images are meant to make the royal couple more relatable to Spaniards, in a country where the monarchy was only restored in 1975 following the death of long-time dictator Francisco Franco, and support for the institution is seen as shaky. Felipe ascended to the throne in June 2014 after his father Juan Carlos, weakened physically after health issues and tainted by scandals, decided to step down following a 38-year reign.

which then resulted in filtration and maintenance issues". The city Councillor responsible for coordinating services on the coast, Luisa Boné, added "we are solving two problems in this way, on the one hand we are renewing the sewer network, which is in a very bad condition and on the other hand, we are also replacing the tarmac on these roads, which is also in a poor condition. These roads were already pre-milled and the surface will be renewed in all the roads affected by these works". This work - the rehabilitation of the general sewer network and the housed connections, the reinstatement of all affected roads and the replacement of the access shafts - are valued at 176.307,67 € incl. VAT and is part of the Rehabilitation Fund which was agreed between the Town Hall Orihuela and the local water company Hidraqua.

It was the first time in five centuries that a Spanish king had abdicated in favour of his son. The transition was handled quickly to avoid a risky debate over the continuation of the monarchy. "Unlike other European countries, Spain is not monarchist in its DNA," Ana Romero, a journalist specialising in Spain's royal family, said. Felipe "could restore dignity to the institution and behave impeccably but if part of the population insists on having a referendum to choose between having a monarchy or a republic, the outcome would not be certain", said Romero who has just published a book about the king. Felipe is reputedly cordial, well informed and thoughtful, although less charismatic than his father, who is credited with helping to steer Spain to democracy following Franco's death. One of Felipe's toughest moments came when he had to distance himself from his sister Princess Cristina whose husband, ex-Olympic handball player Inaki Urdangarin, was found guilty last year of siphoning off millions of euros. More recently, the king's short reign has been tested by the ongoing crisis over Catalonia's breakaway attempt in December. On 3rd October, two days after the region held a banned independence referendum, he gave a forceful defence of national unity during a televised speech. In his strongly worded address, Felipe said the

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Catalan government had "systematically violated the law, demonstrating a disloyalty that is inadmissible". However, he made no mention of the police violence that had marred the referendum - an omission that disappointed many Catalans who saw it as the king siding with Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's conservative government. "The king is the head of state. It would be really strange if he did not defend the constitution and did not denounce certain events," a royal palace spokesman said earlier this month.

The King’s speech Royal expert Romero said the king's speech "was decisive, to the degree that some people speak of it as the founding event" of his reign. "In the majority of the country it was received with great applause" except for Catalonia, as well the Basque Country and neighbouring Navarre which also have active separatist movements, she said. The address was also denounced by the far-left Podemos party whose leader Pablo Iglesias asked during a party gathering earlier this month: "What is the monarchy for?" Felipe's big challenge is to make Spaniards "accept the institution as something established and which will remain forever as part of history", said Romero.


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Spanish #MeToo movement demands justice for victims of sexual abuse Pandora’s Box, the Spanish women’s group fashioned after the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment, has called upon state institutions to do more to stop sexual abuse. Speaking outside the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid recently, the group, which is made up of 3,000 women who work in the arts, warned that acts of assault “repeatedly happen” while the aggressors are protected. Pandora’s Box accused state institutions of acting “complicity” to protect abusers and creating “a structure that allows violence to continue,” the group read aloud in a press release. “It is not possible to transform reality without recognizing what is happening,” the group added. Members of the group, pandoras they call themselves, demanded institutions to establish “protocols, pacts and agreements to protect life and enable women to grow with dignity and freedom.” The public appeal comes as part of a broader campaign to support Carmen Tomé, a dancer who says she was sexually abused during an art showcase

last year. Tomé has accused curator Javier Duero of groping her in the bathroom of the cultural centre Las Cigarreras in Alicante, where he had been invited to take part in artistic workshops. Tomé was one of the dozens of women from Pandora’s Box to appear at the press conference. The organisation, which communicates via a private Facebook forum, refused to take questions, arguing press inquiries must be put past its 3,000 members so that it can present responses that the entire group agrees with. The group added that it is still in the formation stage and continuing to collect and share experiences of sexual abuse, intimidation and sexism. It is also still looking for teaching and legal tools to stop gender violence against women. “The pandoras hold out our hand and we open our circle to women of all identities so that they can have our support, and we theirs’. So that we can continue to grow and know that we are not alone. We weren’t before but now we know it and we are not going to forget it,” they read from the press release.

Given Pandora’s Box refused to take questions it is not known whether their Facebook forum is open to any woman who wants to participate. The organisation, however, placed great emphasis on protecting the “sisterhood” between women, describing it a connection that goes beyond shared place and friendship: “We stand together side by side as a heterogeneous and community group to weave networks that remind us we are not alone.” Pandora’s Box will not allow women to be sidelined or made invisible, the group said, adding that perpetrators of sexual harassment should be on alert. The pandoras also demanded that action be taken to ensure accusations of sexual violence are not ignored. If not, they said, perpetrators can “continue exercising both the power and the privileges of their professional positions.” Pandora’s Box thanked the people who paved the way for the women’s fight and those who continue to lead it, ending with the global slogan against gender violence: “For those who are not here, for those who are, for those who are to come, not one less.”

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Selling your home through a friend? I see trouble in your future Rebecca Serwotka Your favourite local property expert, of Inmobiliaria Real Estate Agents in Ciudad Quesada & published author of “Moving Forward – 25 Essential Rules For Buying & Selling Real Estate Without Going Crazy.” Request your FREE copy today!

During the years of being in the “biz,” I have come across a number of unfortunate incidences, where home sellers decided it was a good idea to use their friend, or even their friend of a friend, cousin, aunt and uncle, not forgetting the cousin of their brother’s wife’s sister (you get the point?), to sell their home in Spain, so using them would be the most logical thing to do, right? Wrong! This choice is full of risks, both financially and on your relationship, but mostly, it could jeopardise the success of your real estate deal. Using a family member or friend can become fraught. Just think, if they’re not an independent professional Real Estate Agent, they will find it difficult to advise you correctly regarding price. You will want as much as you can get, but they will not want to hurt your feelings, and go with a figure you’re suggesting, instead of giving you valuable guidance on true market value. If they dare to negatively comment on the figure you had hoped for, you’re going to feel like they’re insulting you. It makes it more difficult to disagree on price, when it’s between family or friends. If they comment on any repairs that need fixing, you may feel that they are being unkind, and you’re going to take great offense with any criticism.

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Even friends want paying! Using a friend you may think, would save you money. But really the friend will be expecting to be paid too! This is the ultimate, cringe worthy dialogue, that no-one wants to have with a friend. Money is the highest reason for destroying friendships the fastest. So if you want to keep your friendly relationship going – use an independent Real Estate Agent! For more information and guidance on buying and selling, please contact us and we will send you our FREE e-book or log on to: www.homes4u.es/new-kindle-ebook to request the link. Think property? Think us, because life’s complicated enough! See our advert in the centre pages of this newspaper. www.homes4u.es

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Thor: Ragnarok (2017) 8.0 Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. Director: Taika Waititi Writers: Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett

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Retired Spaniards earn more than national average The income of retired Spaniards who are between 66 and 75 is six percent higher than the national average, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Among the OECD’s 35 member states, this age group earns seven percent less after retirement. But in Spain the opposite happens. It is an atypical case surpassed only by France, where pensioners ages 66 through 75 make 10 percent more than the national average. Yet in 2006, this age group’s income was 19 percent below average. In this time, their relative income has advanced 25 points, reflecting a combination of wage devaluation, high jobless rates, guaranteed pensions and better lifetime contributions to Social Security. In Spain, wages are around €6,500 lower than the OECD average. This

partly explains the higher income enjoyed by retired Spaniards. The figure also fails to take into account individual situations: retirement checks range from €550 to €2,500. According to the OECD, 70 percent of pensioners’ income comes from this source, and the rest from other sources. Additionally, if all retired Spaniards are taken into account, not just those between 66 and 75 years of age, then their average income falls to one percent under the national average. This is partly because those 75 and over are often women with a lower lifetime contribution to the welfare system who live on widow pensions. “While wage earnings as a share of GDP retreated 3.3 percent between 2008 and 2017, earnings from pensions and safety net programs grew 34.9 percent. That is to say, the rise in family income is mostly due to

pensions,” explains Diego Barceló, an economist. “Right now there are 1.1 million more pensioners than in 2008.” The Spanish government has always said that pensions helped many households make it through the economic crisis, and a report by BBVA Research supports this claim: consumption has not fallen as much as income thanks to money transfers from relatives earning a social program check. In the absence of a strong poverty alleviation program in Spain, pensions have become a tool to make up for low income. Figures from Social Security show that between 2007 and 2017, spending on pension checks rose 53 percent. Adjusting for inflation, this number is reduced to 34 percent. At a constant 2017 euro value, the average pension payment has risen from €764 to €920. Meanwhile, employment figures show that the

average salary is stagnant and that there are 1.7 million fewer workers taking home a pay-check.

IMF warning These figures reopen the debate about how safety net programs should work. “The data is showing two things: on one hand, a strong wage devaluation following the great recession, and on the other, a welfare state that is not generous with the young,” says José Ignacio Conde-Ruiz, who teaches at Complutense University in Madrid. Late last year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned about the risk of an inter-generation conflict in Spain over the pension system, and recommended not putting an increasingly heavy burden on the young. In the EU, a worker retires with

around 50 percent of his or her last salary on average. But in Spain that rate is 81.9 percent, according to the European Commission. However, these figures fail to reflect the fact that other countries have poverty alleviation programs that are missing in Spain. Nor does the EU report take into account that Spanish reforms contemplate a freeze on pensions, which will lose purchasing power over the years. The Spanish system is also generous with contributors: a BBVA report shows that for every euro that is put into the system, the system pays out €1.44. But the next generations will not enjoy such generous conditions. “The reforms approved in 2011 and 2013 move in the opposite direction: gradually modifying criteria in order to reduce pensions, in real or nominal terms,” says Josep Oliver, a professor at Barcelona’s Autonomous University.


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BBC1 7.00am 10.15am 11.00am 12.00pm 12.45pm 1.15pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 2.45pm 3.15pm 4.00pm 4.45pm 5.30pm 6.15pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 11.30pm 11.45pm 12.15am 1.15am 1.20am

Breakfast Countryfile Winter Diaries Homes Under the Hammer Wanted Down Under Revisited A1: Britain's Longest Road Bargain Hunt BBC News at One Regional News and Weather Doctors Moving On Escape to the Country The Farmers' Country Showdown Antiques Road Trip Pointless BBC News at Six Regional News and Weather The One Show Holby City Silent Witness BBC News at Ten Regional News and Weather A Question of Sport Shane Weather for the Week Ahead BBC News

BBC2 7.00am 7.30am 8.15am 9.00am 9.30am 10.00am 12.00pm 12.30pm 2.00pm 3.00pm 4.00pm 4.50pm 5.20pm 6.20pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 11.30pm 12.15am 1.15am 2.15am 2.45am 3.45am 4.45am

ITV2 7.00am 7.25am 7.55am 8.45am 9.50am 10.25am 11.10am 12.10pm 1.10pm 2.15pm 2.45pm 3.35pm 4.40pm 5.50pm 6.50pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 11.05pm 12.10am 12.40am 1.05am 1.35am 2.05am 2.35am 3.00am

Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records Dress to Impress Emmerdale You've Been Framed! Gold The Ellen DeGeneres Show Who's Doing the Dishes? Dress to Impress Emmerdale You've Been Framed! Gold The Ellen DeGeneres Show The Jeremy Kyle Show The Jeremy Kyle Show The Jeremy Kyle Show Take Me Out You've Been Framed! Gold You've Been Framed! Gold Two and a Half Men Superstore The Hangover Part II FYI Daily The Hangover Part II Family Guy Family Guy American Dad! American Dad! Two and a Half Men Superstore Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records

Cardboard Boxer

8.35am

Texas Blood

10.05am

King Arthur

12.15pm

Chips

2.00pm

One More Time

3.45pm

My All American

5.45pm

Texas Blood

7.15pm

Chips

9.00pm

King Arthur

11.10pm

Harmonium

1.15am

Frank and Lola

2.50am

One More Time

4.45am

My All American

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 7.25pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 11.30pm 11.45pm 12.45am 1.35am 4.00am 4.50am 6.05am

Sky Sports 1 7.00am

Good Morning Sports Fans Bitesize

7.30am

Good Morning Sports Fans Bitesize

8.00am

Good Morning Sports Fans

9.00am

Good Morning Sports Fans

10.00am

Good Morning Sports Fans

11.00am

Premier League Daily

12.00pm

Cricket

8.00pm

Sky Sports Tonight

8.30pm

La Liga Greatest Games

8.45pm

Football

10.45pm

La Liga Icons: Beckham

11.00pm

The Debate - Live

12.00am

Sky Sports News

1.00am

Sky Sports News

2.00am

Sky Sports News

3.00am

Sky Sports News

4.00am

Sky Sports News

5.00am

Sky Sports News

6.00am

Live European Tour Golf

7.00am 7.30am 8.00am 8.30am 9.00am 9.30am 10.00am 10.30am 11.00am 11.30am 12.00pm 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 9.30pm 10.00pm 11.00pm

Hollyoaks Hollyoaks Coach Trip All Star Driving School Baby Daddy Baby Daddy Melissa and Joey Melissa and Joey How I Met Your Mother How I Met Your Mother Brooklyn Nine-Nine Brooklyn Nine-Nine The Goldbergs The Goldbergs The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Melissa and Joey Melissa and Joey Baby Daddy Baby Daddy Brooklyn Nine-Nine Brooklyn Nine-Nine The Goldbergs The Goldbergs The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Hollyoaks Coach Trip The Goldbergs The Goldbergs Celebs Go Dating Don't Tell the Bride Ireland

Sky Movies Premiere 7.00am

My Life in Books Wanted Down Under Revisited Countryfile Winter Diaries See Hear Great British Railway Journeys Victoria Derbyshire BBC Newsroom Live The Daily Politics Coast Monty Halls' Great Hebridean Escape A Place to Call Home This Wild Life New Zealand: Earths Mythical Islands Flog It! Eggheads Great American Railroad Journeys Wild Cameramen at Work Eurovision: You Decide The New-Builds are Coming: Battle in the Countryside Mock the Week Newsnight Flatpack Empire House of Saud: A Family at War See Hear Surgeons: At the Edge of Life Hairy Bikers' Mediterranean Adventure This is BBC Two

Television: Weds. 7th February 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 Party Political Broadcast ITV Evening News Emmerdale Coronation Street Britain's Brightest Family Coronation Street Girlfriends ITV News at Ten and Weather ITV News London Britain's Busiest Airport - Heathrow Holiday Horrors: Caught on Camera Jackpot247 Tenable ITV Nightscreen The Jeremy Kyle Show

Sky 1 7.00am 8.00am 8.30am 9.00am 9.30am 10.00am 11.00am 12.00pm 1.00pm 2.00pm 3.00pm 4.00pm 5.00pm 6.00pm 6.30pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.00am 1.00am 2.00am 3.00am 4.00am 5.00am 6.00am

The Dog Whisperer Monkey Life Monkey Life Meerkat Manor Meerkat Manor Road Wars NCIS: Los Angeles NCIS: Los Angeles NCIS: Los Angeles Hawaii Five-0 NCIS: Los Angeles NCIS: Los Angeles Stargate SG-1 The Simpsons Futurama Futurama The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons A League of Their Own Strike Back Retribution Russell Howard's Hour The Force: Manchester Ross Kemp: Extreme World Hawaii Five-0 The Blacklist Hawaii Five-0 Stop Search Seize The Dog Whisperer

7.00am 7.25am 7.55am 9.00am 10.05am 10.30am 11.00am 11.25am 11.55am 12.30pm 1.35pm 2.35pm 3.40pm 4.15pm 4.45pm 5.20pm 5.50pm 6.25pm 6.55pm 8.00pm 9.00pm 11.00pm 1.00am 3.00am 3.30am

Classic Coronation Street Classic Coronation Street Heartbeat The Royal Judge Judy Judge Judy Judge Judy Griff's Great Britain Griff's Great Britain Love Your Garden The Royal Heartbeat Classic Coronation Street Classic Coronation Street On the Buses On the Buses Rising Damp George and Mildred Heartbeat Murder, She Wrote Endeavour Foyle's War Inspector Morse ITV3 Nightscreen Teleshopping

E4

Channel 4 7.00am 7.45am 8.10am 8.35am 9.00am 9.30am 10.00am 10.35am 11.05am 12.00pm 1.00pm 1.05pm 2.05pm 3.10pm 4.00pm 5.00pm 6.00pm 6.30pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.05am 1.05am 2.00am 2.55am 4.25am 5.20am 6.15am 6.40am

Countdown 3rd Rock from the Sun 3rd Rock from the Sun Everybody Loves Raymond Everybody Loves Raymond Frasier Frasier Frasier Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA Undercover Boss USA Channel 4 News Couples Come Dine with Me Posh Pawn Countdown Village of the Year with Penelope Keith A Place in the Sun Four in a Bed Extreme Cake Makers The Simpsons Hollyoaks Channel 4 News Kirstie and Phil's Love it or List it My Millionaire Migrant Boss 999: What's Your Emergency? The Bulger Killers: Was Justice Done? Pokerstars Championship Cash Challenge Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners Pusher Location, Location, Location Coast v Country Draw it! Kirstie's Vintage Gems

BBC 4 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.00am 12.50am 1.50am 2.25am 3.00am 4.00am

ITV3

Beyond 100 Days Railways of the Great War with Michael Portillo Wondrous Obsessions: The Cabinet of Curiosities A Stitch in Time Queen Victoria's Children The Birth of Empire: The East India Company Timewatch Time Shift Top of the Pops: 1981 Top of the Pops: 1981 Queen Victoria's Children This is BBC Four

Channel 5 7.00am

Puffin Rock

7.10am

Poppy Cat

7.20am

Simon

7.25am

Bob the Builder

7.35am

Fireman Sam

7.50am

Thomas and Friends

8.00am

The Secret Life of Puppies

8.10am

Paw Patrol

8.20am

Noddy: Toyland Detective

8.35am

Peppa Pig

8.45am

Peppa Pig

8.55am

Floogals

9.05am

Digby Dragon

9.20am

Rusty Rivets

9.35am

Shimmer and Shine

9.55am

Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom

10.05am

Mofy

10.15am

The Wright Stuff

12.15pm

GPs: Behind Closed Doors

1.10pm

5 News Lunchtime

1.15pm

Cowboy Builders

2.15pm

Home and Away

2.45pm

Neighbours

3.15pm

NCIS

4.15pm

Midnight Stallion

6.00pm

5 News at 5

6.30pm

Neighbours

7.00pm

Home and Away

7.30pm

5 News Tonight

8.00pm

Police Interceptors

9.00pm

GPs: Behind Closed Doors

10.00pm

Peyton and Polizzi's Restaurant Rescue

11.00pm

Frozen: From Dusk Till Dawn

12.05am

Balmoral: A Hidden History

2.00am

Super Casino

4.10am

Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh

5.00am

12.05am 1.10am 2.15am 3.15am 4.15am

Supershoppers A Place in the Sun Four in a Bed Four in a Bed Four in a Bed Four in a Bed Four in a Bed A Place in the Sun A Place in the Sun Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me The Secret Life of the Zoo The Supervet Grand Designs Selling Houses with Amanda Lamb Ugly House to Lovely House with George Clarke 24 Hours in A and E Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares Selling Houses with Amanda Lamb Grand Designs Revisited 8 Out of 10 Cats

Get Your Tatts Out: Kavos Ink

5.45am

House Doctor

6.10am

The Great Artists

6.35am

HouseBusters

7.00am 7.50am 8.10am 8.30am 9.30am 10.35am 11.40am 12.50pm 1.50pm 2.55pm 4.00pm 5.05pm 6.05pm 7.10pm 7.40pm 8.05pm 8.35pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 11.05pm 12.05am 1.05am 3.10am 4.00am

The Chase Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Ironside Quincy, M.E. Minder The Sweeney The Professionals Ironside Quincy, M.E. Minder The Sweeney The Professionals Counting Cars Counting Cars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Snowquake Tango and Cash FYI Daily Tango and Cash Lethal Weapon Hornblower Car Crash Global Teleshopping

More 4 9.55am 10.30am 11.30am 12.00pm 12.30pm 1.05pm 1.35pm 2.05pm 3.05pm 4.10pm 4.40pm 5.15pm 5.50pm 6.20pm 6.55pm 7.55pm 8.55pm 10.00pm 11.00pm

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7.00am 10.15am 11.00am 12.00pm 12.45pm 1.15pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 2.45pm 3.15pm 4.00pm 4.45pm 5.30pm 6.15pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 11.30pm 11.45pm 12.45am 1.30am 1.35am

Breakfast Countryfile Winter Diaries Homes Under the Hammer Wanted Down Under Revisited A1: Britain's Longest Road Bargain Hunt BBC News at One Regional News and Weather Doctors Moving On Escape to the Country The Farmers' Country Showdown Antiques Road Trip Pointless BBC News at Six Regional News and Weather The One Show EastEnders Animals with Cameras Death in Paradise BBC News at Ten Regional News and Weather Question Time This Week Weather for the Week Ahead BBC News

BBC2 7.00am 7.30am 8.15am 9.00am 10.00am 12.00pm 1.00pm 2.00pm 3.00pm 4.00pm 4.45pm 5.15pm 6.15pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 11.30pm 12.15am 1.15am 2.15am 3.15am

ITV2 7.00am Records 7.25am Records 7.55am 8.45am 9.20am 9.50am 10.25am 11.10am 12.10pm 1.10pm 1.45pm 2.15pm 2.45pm 3.40pm 4.45pm 5.55pm 7.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 11.50pm 12.15am 12.45am 1.10am 1.35am 2.10am 2.35am 3.30am

Totally Bonkers Guinness World

7.00am

Live European Tour Golf

Totally Bonkers Guinness World

10.00am

Good Morning Sports Fans

Dress to Impress Emmerdale Coronation Street Coronation Street The Ellen DeGeneres Show Who's Doing the Dishes? Dress to Impress Emmerdale Coronation Street Coronation Street The Ellen DeGeneres Show The Jeremy Kyle Show The Jeremy Kyle Show The Jeremy Kyle Show Take Me Out You've Been Framed! Gold Two and a Half Men Superstore Release the Hounds Celebability Family Guy Family Guy American Dad! American Dad! Two and a Half Men Superstore Ibiza Weekender Teleshopping

11.00am

Premier League Daily

12.00pm

Sky Sports Daily

1.00pm

Sky Sports News

2.00pm

Sky Sports News

3.00pm

Sky Sports News

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Special

7.30am

Texas Blood

9.15am

Chips

11.05am

King Arthur

1.15pm

Escape Room

3.00pm

Texas Blood

4.40pm

My All American

6.50pm

King Arthur

9.00pm

Chips

10.45pm

Escape Room

12.25am

Frank and Lola

2.05am

Harmonium

4.25am

Top Ten Show, the 2018

4.45am

My All American

4.00pm 5.00pm

Sky Sports News Live PGA Tour Golf Featured Grps

8.00pm

Live Premier League Darts

11.30pm

Sky Sports News at Ten

12.00am

Sky Sports News

1.00am

Sky Sports News

2.00am

Sky Sports News

3.00am

Sky Sports News

4.00am

Sky Sports News

5.00am

Sky Sports News

6.00am

Live European Tour Golf

7.00am 7.30am 8.00am 8.30am 9.00am 9.30am 10.00am 10.30am 11.00am 11.30am 12.00pm 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 9.30pm 10.00pm 11.00pm

Hollyoaks Hollyoaks Coach Trip All Star Driving School Baby Daddy Baby Daddy Melissa and Joey Melissa and Joey How I Met Your Mother How I Met Your Mother Brooklyn Nine-Nine Brooklyn Nine-Nine The Goldbergs The Goldbergs The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Melissa and Joey Melissa and Joey Baby Daddy Baby Daddy Brooklyn Nine-Nine Brooklyn Nine-Nine The Goldbergs The Goldbergs The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Hollyoaks Coach Trip The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Celebs Go Dating The Inbetweeners

Cinderella, Goldie Locks and the Three Bears and Aladdin amongst many others. Everyone is promised an evening of fun and laughter. Regular patrons of Campoverde Theatre Group have said that they really enjoy the supper show format as it is an enjoyable evening out. The meal will be served at 7.30 and the show will start when the meal is finished and everything cleared away, so as not to disrupt the performance. Show dates are Wednesday 14th, Thursday 15th and Friday 16th of March. Tickets are available from The Help at Home Shop, Flamenco Beach Commercial Centre, The Community Centre / Reading Point, Ramon de Campoamor, Calle Cipres, which is situated near Aldi and open on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. Alternatively, call: 626 772 256 or 666 186 084 or contact the ticket Line by email: ctgticketline@gmail.com Fiesta Plaza, formerly known as Breakaway´s, is near to Sunshine FM radio and Mecadona Campoamor Golf.

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 Travel Chaos: The True Cost - Tonight Emmerdale The Cruise James Bulger: A Mother's Story ITV News at Ten and Weather ITV News London Car Wars Lethal Weapon Jackpot247 Travel Chaos: The True Cost - Tonight ITV Nightscreen The Jeremy Kyle Show

Sky 1 7.00am 8.00am 8.30am 9.00am 9.30am 10.00am 11.00am 12.00pm 1.00pm 2.00pm 3.00pm 4.00pm 5.00pm 6.00pm 6.30pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.00am 1.00am 2.00am 3.00am 4.00am 5.00am 6.00am

The Dog Whisperer Monkey Life Monkey Life Meerkat Manor Meerkat Manor Road Wars NCIS: Los Angeles NCIS: Los Angeles NCIS: Los Angeles Hawaii Five-0 NCIS: Los Angeles NCIS: Los Angeles Stargate SG-1 The Simpsons Futurama Futurama The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons Duck Quacks Don't Echo A League of Their Own Premier League's Greatest Moments The Force: Manchester Ross Kemp: Extreme World Hawaii Five-0 The Force: Manchester The Force: Manchester Stop Search Seize The Dog Whisperer

7.00am 7.25am 7.55am 9.00am 10.00am 10.30am 10.55am 11.25am 11.55am 12.30pm 1.30pm 2.35pm 3.40pm 4.15pm 4.45pm 5.15pm 5.50pm 6.20pm 6.55pm 8.00pm 9.00pm 11.00pm 1.00am 3.00am 3.30am

Classic Coronation Street Classic Coronation Street Heartbeat The Royal Judge Judy Judge Judy Judge Judy Griff's Great Britain Griff's Great Britain Love Your Garden The Royal Heartbeat Classic Coronation Street Classic Coronation Street On the Buses On the Buses Rising Damp George and Mildred Heartbeat Murder, She Wrote Agatha Christie's Marple My Boy Jack Inspector Morse ITV3 Nightscreen Teleshopping

E4

Taking the P out of Panto

Campoverde Theatre Group is pleased to announce its latest supper show ‘Taking the P out of Panto!’ Once again the group will be performing at the Fiesta Plaza, Pueblo Principe, Orihuela Costa where it has held many very successful supper shows over recent months. The evening offers a one course meal and a fun filled show, all for the price of just 10€. This latest show consists of music, dance and short, funny sketches that all take an alternative view of many popular pantomime themes. There will be snippets of well know pantos such as Snow White, Little Red Riding Hood,

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 11.45pm 12.45am 1.35am 4.00am 4.25am 6.05am

Sky Sports 1

Sky Movies Premiere 7.00am

My Life in Books Wanted Down Under Revisited Countryfile Winter Diaries MasterChef: The Professionals Victoria Derbyshire BBC Newsroom Live The Daily Politics Coast Monty Halls' Great Hebridean Escape A Place to Call Home This Wild Life New Zealand: Earths Mythical Islands Flog It! Eggheads Great American Railroad Journeys Winter Olympics Hairy Bikers' Mediterranean Adventure Trouble at the Zoo The Mash Report Newsnight Dragons' Den The Truth About Getting Fit Wonders of the Moon This is BBC Two

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Channel 4 7.00am 7.45am 8.10am 8.35am 9.00am 9.30am 10.00am 10.35am 11.05am 12.00pm 1.00pm 1.05pm 2.05pm 3.10pm 4.00pm 5.00pm 6.00pm 6.30pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 11.35pm 12.35am 1.35am 2.30am 3.25am 4.15am 5.10am 6.05am

Countdown 3rd Rock from the Sun 3rd Rock from the Sun Everybody Loves Raymond Everybody Loves Raymond Frasier Frasier Frasier Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA Undercover Boss USA Channel 4 News Couples Come Dine with Me Posh Pawnbrokers Countdown Village of the Year with Penelope Keith A Place in the Sun Four in a Bed Extreme Cake Makers The Simpsons Hollyoaks Channel 4 News George Clarke's Amazing Spaces Hunted Derry Girls 24 Hours in A and E Shut-Ins: Britain's Fattest Woman One Born Every Minute The Secret Life of 5 Year Olds How to Lose Weight Well Location, Location, Location China Between Clouds and Dreams Coast v Country

BBC 4 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm

3.30am 4.30am

Beyond 100 Days Top of the Pops Hugh Masekela: Welcome to South Africa Forces of Nature with Brian Cox How We Got to Now with Steve Johnson Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing Top of the Pops Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance Hugh Masekela: Welcome to South Africa Forces of Nature with Brian Cox This is BBC Four

9.55am 10.30am 11.30am 12.00pm 12.30pm 1.05pm 1.35pm 2.05pm 3.05pm 4.10pm 4.40pm 5.15pm 5.50pm 6.20pm 6.55pm 7.55pm 8.55pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.05am 1.10am 2.10am 3.15am 4.15am

Supershoppers A Place in the Sun Four in a Bed Four in a Bed Four in a Bed Four in a Bed Four in a Bed A Place in the Sun A Place in the Sun Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me The Secret Life of the Zoo The Supervet Grand Designs Walks with My Dog The Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares Walks with My Dog Grand Designs 8 Out of 10 Cats

10.00pm 11.00pm 12.00am 1.00am 1.30am 2.30am

ITV3

Channel 5 7.00am

Puffin Rock

7.10am

Poppy Cat

7.20am

Simon

7.25am

Bob the Builder

7.35am

Fireman Sam

7.50am

Thomas and Friends

8.00am

The Secret Life of Puppies

8.10am

Paw Patrol

8.20am

Noddy: Toyland Detective

8.35am

Peppa Pig

8.45am

Peppa Pig

8.55am

Floogals

9.05am

Digby Dragon

9.20am

Rusty Rivets

9.35am

Shimmer and Shine

9.55am

Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom

10.05am

Mofy

10.15am

The Wright Stuff

12.15pm

GPs: Behind Closed Doors

1.10pm

5 News Lunchtime

1.15pm

Cowboy Builders

2.15pm

Home and Away

2.45pm

Neighbours

3.15pm

NCIS

4.15pm

Abducted: The Carlina White Story

6.00pm

5 News at 5

6.30pm

Neighbours

7.00pm

Home and Away

7.30pm

5 News Tonight

8.00pm

The Wonderful World of Puppies

9.00pm

Bargain Loving Brits in the Sun

10.00pm

Dale Winton's Florida Fly Drive

11.00pm

Special Needs Employment Agency

12.05am

Elizabeth: Our Queen

1.00am

Super Casino

4.10am

The X Files

5.00am

Get Your Tatts Out: Kavos Ink

5.45am

House Doctor

6.10am

The Great Artists

6.35am

HouseBusters

7.00am

The Chase

7.50am

Pawn Stars

8.10am

Pawn Stars

8.30am

Ironside

More 4

ITV4

9.30am

Quincy, M.E.

10.35am

Minder

11.40am

The Sweeney

12.45pm

Snooker

6.30pm

Counting Cars

6.55pm

Counting Cars

7.25pm

Hat-Trick Heroes

7.45pm

Snooker

11.45pm

Exit Wounds

12.45am

FYI Daily

12.50am

Exit Wounds

1.50am

Minder

2.55am

The Sweeney

3.40am

ITV4 Nightscreen

4.00am

Teleshopping


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Television: Fri. 9th February

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BBC1 7.00am 10.15am 11.00am 11.30am 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.15pm 3.45pm 4.30pm 5.30pm 6.15pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 11.25pm 11.35pm 12.25am 12.55am 1.20am

Breakfast Countryfile Winter Diaries Homes Under the Hammer Winter Olympics BBC News Regional News and Weather Doctors Moving On Escape to the Country Antiques Road Trip Pointless BBC News at Six Regional News and Weather The One Show Would I Lie to You? EastEnders Room 101 Requiem BBC News at Ten Regional News and Weather The Graham Norton Show The Young Offenders Witless Winter Olympics

BBC2 7.00am 7.30am 8.15am 9.00am 10.00am 12.00pm 1.00pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 4.30pm 5.15pm 6.15pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 9.00pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 11.30pm 12.05am 1.55am 2.25am 3.25am 3.30am

ITV2 7.00am 7.55am 8.45am 9.50am 10.25am 11.10am 12.10pm 1.10pm 2.15pm 2.45pm 3.40pm 7.00pm 8.00pm 9.00pm 9.30pm 10.00pm 11.05pm 11.10pm 12.15am 1.15am 2.15am 2.45am 3.10am 3.25am 6.55am

Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records Dress to Impress Emmerdale You’ve Been Framed! Gold The Ellen DeGeneres Show Who’s Doing the Dishes? Dress to Impress Emmerdale You’ve Been Framed! Gold The Ellen DeGeneres Show The Jeremy Kyle Show Take Me Out You’ve Been Framed! Gold Two and a Half Men Superstore 22 Jump Street FYI Daily 22 Jump Street Family Guy American Dad! Two and a Half Men Superstore Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records Teleshopping ITV2 Nightscreen

Escape Room

8.45am

Texas Blood

10.30am

King Arthur

12.45pm

Baywatch

3.00pm

Chips

4.45pm

My All American

6.50pm

King Arthur

9.00pm

Baywatch

11.10pm 1.00am 2.35am 4.15am 6.30am

Chips Escape Room Frank and Lola Harmonium The Great Wall: 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 11.45pm 12.45am 1.45am 4.00am 4.50am

Sky Sports 1

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 River Monsters Coronation Street Lethal Weapon ITV News at Ten and Weather ITV News London Through the Keyhole Take Me Out Jackpot247 Alphabetical ITV Nightscreen

Channel 5

7.00am

Countdown

7.00am

Puffin Rock

7.45am

3rd Rock from the Sun

7.10am

Poppy Cat

8.35am

Everybody Loves Raymond

7.20am

Simon

9.30am

Frasier

7.25am

Bob the Builder

11.05am

Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA

7.35am

Fireman Sam

12.00pm

Undercover Boss USA

7.50am

Thomas and Friends

1.00pm

Channel 4 News

8.00am

The Secret Life of Puppies

1.05pm

Couples Come Dine with Me

8.10am

Paw Patrol

2.05pm

Posh Pawnbrokers

8.20am

Noddy: Toyland Detective

3.10pm

Countdown

8.35am

Peppa Pig

4.00pm

Village of the Year with Penelope Keith

8.55am

Floogals

5.00pm

A Place in the Sun

9.05am

Digby Dragon

6.00pm

Four in a Bed

9.20am

Rusty Rivets

6.30pm

Extreme Cake Makers

9.35am

Shimmer and Shine

7.00pm

The Simpsons

9.55am

Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom

7.30pm

Hollyoaks

10.05am

Mofy

8.00pm

Channel 4 News

10.15am

The Wright Stuff

9.00pm

Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast

12.15pm

GPs: Behind Closed Doors

10.00pm

8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

1.10pm

5 News Lunchtime

The Last Leg

1.15pm

Cowboy Builders

Sky 1

7.00am

Live European Tour Golf

7.00am

The Dog Whisperer

12.05am

First Dates Hotel

2.15pm

Home and Away

10.00am

Good Morning Sports Fans

8.00am

Monkey Life

1.10am

Safe House

2.45pm

Neighbours

11.00am

Premier League Daily

9.00am

Meerkat Manor

3.10am

Born to Kill

3.15pm

NCIS

12.00pm

Sky Sports Daily

10.00am

Road Wars

4.10am

The Supervet

4.15pm

Kidnapping Lizzie: Nightmare Visions

1.00pm

Sky Sports News

11.00am

NCIS: Los Angeles

5.05am

Four Rooms with Sarah Beeny

6.00pm

5 News at 5

2.00pm

Hawaii Five-0

6.00am

Coast v Country

6.30pm

Neighbours

3.00pm

NCIS: Los Angeles

6.55am

Draw it!

7.00pm

Home and Away

5.00pm

Stargate SG-1

7.30pm

5 News Tonight

6.00pm

The Simpsons

The Wine Show

6.30pm

Futurama

BBC 4

8.00pm 9.00pm

Celebrity Five Go Barging

10.00pm

Cruising with Jane McDonald

11.00pm

Will and Grace

11.35pm

Julie Walters: By Her Friends

12.30am

Lip Sync Battle UK

1.00am

Super Casino

4.10am

A Day Late and a Dollar Short

4.35am

World News Today Top of the Pops Sounds of the Sixties The Good Old Days Classic Albums Rock n Roll Guns for Hire: The Story of the Sideman Top of the Pops Rock ‘n’ Roll Britannia Classic Albums Rock n Roll Guns for Hire: The Story of the Sideman This is BBC Four

9.55am 10.30am

2.00pm

Sky Sports News

3.00pm

Sky Sports News

4.00pm

Sky Sports News

5.00pm

Live PGA Tour Golf Featured Grps

8.00pm

Football

11.15pm

The Debate - Live

12.15am

Barclays Premier League Preview

12.45am

Premier League Greatest Games

1.00am

Sky Sports News

2.00am

Sky Sports News

2.05am

Hawaii Five-0

3.00am

Sky Sports News

3.00am

The Blacklist

4.00am

Sky Sports News

4.00am

The Force: Manchester

5.00am

Sky Sports News

5.00am

Stop Search Seize

6.00am

Live European Tour Golf

6.00am

The Dog Whisperer

7.00am 8.00am 8.30am 9.00am 10.00am 11.00am 12.00pm 1.00pm 2.00pm 3.00pm 4.00pm 5.00pm 6.00pm 7.00pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 12.00am 1.00am 2.05am 3.15am 5.05am 6.15am

Hollyoaks Coach Trip All Star Driving School Baby Daddy Melissa and Joey How I Met Your Mother Brooklyn Nine-Nine The Goldbergs The Big Bang Theory Melissa and Joey Baby Daddy Brooklyn Nine-Nine The Goldbergs The Big Bang Theory Hollyoaks Coach Trip The Big Bang Theory This Means War The Big Bang Theory Gogglebox Tattoo Fixers Celebs Go Dating How I Met Your Mother Rude(Ish) Tube

7.00am

Classic Coronation Street

7.55am

Heartbeat

9.00am

The Royal

7.30pm

The Simpsons

9.30pm

Modern Family

10.00pm

Jamestown

12.10am

The Russell Howard Hour

1.10am

Ross Kemp: Extreme World

E4

The Merry Widow and Les Miserables kept Saturday’s audiences well entertained. No concert by Nigel Hopkins would be complete without Jane Atkinson and Eric Berg, taking to the stage. This year was no exception, with the dynamic duo becoming A Couple of Swells from Easter Parade. Director Nigel Hopkins was delighted to let Saturday’s audiences know, that in 10 years of bringing shows like this concert to the Costa Blanca, a total of fifty thousand euros has been raised and presented to local charities and so the standing ovation given to this Saturday’s Choral Spectacular was even more well deserved. The Butterfly Children Charity, DEBRA would like to thank Nigel and Pauline Hopkins and the Melody Makers International for choosing to support the charity once again and the audience who gave so generously to the cause, their interest in the charity is hugely appreciated. “They truly give us wings!”

8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 9.10pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.30am 1.05am 2.05am 3.05am

ITV3 10.05am

Judge Judy

11.25am

Griff’s Great Britain

12.30pm

Love Your Garden

1.35pm

The Royal

2.35pm

Heartbeat

3.40pm

Classic Coronation Street

4.45pm

On the Buses

5.50pm

Rising Damp

6.20pm

George and Mildred

6.55pm

Heartbeat

8.00pm

Murder, She Wrote

9.00pm

Rosemary and Thyme

11.00pm

The Good Karma Hospital

12.00am

The Murder of Sadie Hartley

1.40am

The Constant Gardener

3.45am

Love and Marriage

4.35am

Inspector Morse

6.25am

Richard Wilson on the Road

6.50am

ITV3 Nightscreen

Children’s charity concert success Around €2,500 was raised for the Butterfly Children Charity, DEBRA, when Melody Makers International and the Orihuela Costa Male Voice Choir joined forces in a concert, at the Orihuela Costa Resort Hotel, La Zenia recently. It was a case of standing room only, with the House Full sign, prominently on display as the good people of the Costa Blanca once again gave their full support to the event. Two audiences, at 2pm and 8pm, were both royally entertained with a musical mix from the pen of Sigmund Romberg, Irving Berlin, Franz Lehar, Puccini and a splendid arrangement by Brymer of Freddy Mercury’s Bohemian Rhapsody. Special mention perhaps in this mixed bag of wonderful music would be to Rebecca Holt with the Barry and Robin Gibb classic, A Woman in Love, The Grand March from Aida, and by the full company, The Battle Hymn of the Republic. Classic songs from White Horse Inn,

Channel 4

11.00pm

Sky Movies Premiere 7.00am

My Life in Books Wanted Down Under Revisited Countryfile Winter Diaries MasterChef Victoria Derbyshire BBC Newsroom Live The Daily Politics This Wild Life Monty Halls’ Great Hebridean Escape A Place to Call Home New Zealand: Earths Mythical Islands Flog It! Eggheads Great American Railroad Journeys Winter Olympics Mastermind A Vicar’s Life Nigel Slater’s Middle East: Turkey QI Newsnight Looper Panorama Animals with Cameras Weather for the Week Ahead BBC News

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Full house

5.45am

House Doctor

6.10am

The Great Artists

6.35am

HouseBusters

Supershoppers

7.00am

The Chase

A Place in the Sun

8.35am

Ironside

9.35am

Quincy, M.E.

10.35am

Minder

11.35am

The Sweeney

12.45pm

Snooker

More 4 11.30am

Four in a Bed

2.05pm

A Place in the Sun

ITV4

4.10pm

Come Dine with Me

6.55pm

The Secret Life of the Zoo

6.30pm

Counting Cars

7.55pm

The Supervet

7.20pm

Hat-Trick Heroes

8.55pm

Grand Designs

7.45pm

Snooker

12.00am

Source Code

1.00am

FYI Daily

1.05am

Source Code

1.55am

Fifth Gear

2.55am

The Sweeney

10.00pm

Rebecka Martinsson: Arctic Murders

11.00pm

24 Hours in A and E

1.00am

Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares

2.10am

24 Hours in A and E

3.15am

Grand Designs

3.40am

ITV4 Nightscreen

8 Out of 10 Cats

4.00am

Teleshopping

4.15am


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BBC2

ITV1

7.00am

Breakfast

7.00am

Winter Olympics

7.00am

CITV

11.00am

Winter Olympics

11.00am

Saturday Kitchen Live

10.25am

ITV News

1.00pm

Football Focus

12.30pm

Mary Berry Everyday

10.30am

2.00pm

BBC News

1.00pm

Winter Olympics

12.20pm

2.10pm

Weather

2.15pm

Hairy Bikers Mediterranean Adventure

2.15pm

Winter Olympics

3.15pm

Escape to the Country

5.30pm

Final Score

6.25pm

BBC News

4.00pm

Italy’s Invisible Cities

5.00pm

Nigel Slater’s Middle East: Turkey

6.00pm

Dragons’ Den

7.00pm

Hugh’s Wild West

6.35pm

Regional News

6.40pm

Weather

6.45pm

And They’re Off... For Sport Relief

7.25pm

Pointless

8.15pm

All Together Now

9.20pm

Casualty

9.30pm

Grand Tours of Scotland’s Lochs

10.10pm

BBC News

10.00pm

Charles I’s Treasures Reunited

8.00pm

Winter Olympics

9.00pm

Dad’s Army

3rd Rock from the Sun

Saturday Morning with James Martin

8.10am

King of Queens

Dancing on Ice

9.00am

Everybody Loves Raymond

2.15pm

Local News and Weather

10.00am

Frasier

2.20pm

ITV News and Weather

11.30am

The Big Bang Theory

2.30pm

6 Nations Live: Ireland v Italy

1.00pm

The Simpsons

5.20pm

6 Nations Live: England v Wales 2.30pm

Come Dine with Me

8.00pm

Take Me Out

9.15pm

The Voice UK

3.30pm

Coast v Country

10.45pm

Through the Keyhole

4.30pm

A Place in the Sun

11.35pm

ITV News and Weather

5.30pm

The Secret Life of the Zoo

11.50pm

Lethal Weapon 2

6.35pm

The Supervet

You’ve Been Framed! 7.30pm

Channel 4 News

10.25pm

Weather

11.00pm

Truly, Madly, Deeply

10.30pm

Hard Sun

12.40am

Love is All You Need

2.30am

Jackpot247

11.30pm

Match of the Day

2.30am

Weather for the Week Ahead

4.00am

Babushka

12.50am

Winter Olympics

2.35am

ITV2 7.00am 10.00am 12.55pm 2.10pm 2.45pm 3.50pm 3.55pm 4.30pm 5.45pm 5.50pm 6.55pm 7.55pm 8.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 11.05pm 12.05am 1.05am 2.00am 3.00am 3.50am 6.50am

Emmerdale Omnibus Coronation Street Omnibus Take Me Out Mr. Bean Beethovens 2nd FYI Daily Beethovens 2nd Valentine’s Day FYI Daily Valentine’s Day The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug FYI Daily The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug The Hangover Part II FYI Daily The Hangover Part II Family Guy American Dad! Release the Hounds Ibiza Weekender Teleshopping ITV2 Nightscreen

BBC News

4.50am

Sky Sports 1 7.00am

Live European Tour Golf

9.30am

Live Super League

11.45am

Super League Highlights

12.00pm

To be Announced

1.00pm

Football

4.00pm

Cricket

6.15pm

Football

9.00pm

Live PGA Tour Golf

Channel 4 7.20am

2.00am

ITV Nightscreen

Sky 1

8.00pm

Great Canal Journeys

9.00pm

Village of the Year Final with Penelope Keith

10.00pm

Die Hard 4.0

12.35am

Ted

Futurama

2.25am

The Last Leg

The Simpsons

3.20am

Hollyoaks Omnibus

11.00am

Soccer A.M.

5.25am

Coast v Country

12.30pm

What’s Up TV

6.20am

Location, Location, Location

1.00pm

NCIS: Los Angeles

4.00pm

Gillette Soccer Saturday

6.15pm

Premier League Greatest Games

7.00am

Ashley Banjo’s Secret Street Crew

8.00am

Meerkat Manor

8.30am 9.00am

Sicily: The Wonder of the Mediterranean

6.30pm

Harry Hill’s Tea Time

7.00pm

The Simpsons

9.00pm

Winter Olympics

9.00pm

NCIS: Los Angeles

10.00pm

Modus

11.30pm

The Fall: The Wonderful

Sky Sports News

10.00pm

The Mask of Zorro

2.00am

Sky Sports News

12.35am

A League of Their Own

3.00am

Sky Sports News

2.25am

Russell Howard’s Hour

12.30am

Top of the Pops

3.20am

Strike Back

1.35am

Rock n Roll Guns for Hire:

4.15am

Hawaii Five-0

5.10am

Stargate Atlantis

Sky Sports News

5.00am

Live European Tour Golf

Sky Movies Premiere

E4

and Frightening World of Mark E. Smith

Sicily: The Wonder of the Mediterranean

ITV3

7.00am

The Goldbergs

7.00am

Judge Judy

9.55am

Kirstie’s Vintage Gems

8.45am

Chips: Law and Disorder

8.35am

Couples Come Dine with Me

7.20am

Murder, She Wrote

10.30am

Food Unwrapped

10.45am

Mune: Guardian of the Moon

9.35am

Don’t Tell the Bride Ireland

10.10am

Lewis

11.25am

A Place in the Sun

10.35am

Melissa and Joey

1.00pm

Baywatch

3.15pm

12.00pm

The Goldbergs

2.30pm

Toy Story Toons

7.20pm 9.00pm

King Arthur

1.20am

Frank and Lola

3.00am

Escape Room

4.45am

My All-American

Columbo

6.00pm 7.45pm

The Devil Wears Prada

10.00pm

Riddick

Mune: Guardian of the Moon

11.10pm

2.25pm

12.20am

Gogglebox

1.25am

Naked Attraction

2.25am

Celebs Go Dating

3.35pm

Four in a Bed

6.15pm

Come Dine with Me

8.55pm

Secrets of the Terracotta Warriors

Agatha Christie’s Marple

The Big Bang Theory

Chips: Law and Disorder

Baywatch

A Touch of Frost

4.00pm

King Arthur 2.40pm

5.30pm

12.15pm

Midsomer Murders

8.00pm

The Durrells

10.00pm

Midsomer Murders

12.00am

Lewis

2.00am

The Good Karma Hospital

Milkshake!

11.05am

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

11.40am

Make You Laugh Out Loud

12.05pm

Police Interceptors

2.00pm

The A-Team

4.00pm

Can’t Pay? We’ll Take it Away!

6.00pm

Rich House, Poor House

7.00pm

The Wonderful World of Puppies

8.00pm

Cruising with Jane McDonald

9.00pm

The World’s Most Luxurious Cruise Ship

9.55pm

5 News

10.00pm

Football on 5

11.30pm

The Silence of the Lambs

1.40am

Super Casino

4.10am

Cowboy Builders

5.45am

House Doctor

6.10am

Great Scientists

6.35am

Wildlife SOS

7.00am

The Protectors

More 4

Texas Blood

Special

7.00am

The Story of the Sideman 3.05am

7.00am

12.30pm

Channel 5

BBC 4 8.00pm

1.00am

4.00am

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Secrets of China’s Forbidden City

11.00pm

China: Treasures of the Jade Empire

12.05am

8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

2.15am

Father Ted The IT Crowd

5.20am

How I Met Your Mother

2.55am

ITV3 Nightscreen

3.20am

6.05am

Rude(Ish) Tube

3.30am

Teleshopping

4.15am

8 Out of 10 Cats

ITV4 7.25am

The Professionals

10.30am

ITV Racing: The Opening Show

11.30am

The Sweeney

12.35pm

Fishing Impossible

1.35pm

Pawn Stars

2.30pm

ITV Racing: Live from Newbury

5.00pm

Lonely are the Brave

6.05pm

FYI Daily

6.10pm

Lonely are the Brave

7.15pm

Storage Wars

7.45pm

Snooker

12.00am

Green Zone

1.00am

FYI Daily

1.05am

Green Zone

2.15am

Minder

3.20am

The Car Chasers

3.40am

ITV4 Nightscreen

4.00am

Teleshopping


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Lost Cities of the Maya

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Portrait Artist of the Year

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Mia Madre

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Milkshake!

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Football on 5

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Over Her Dead Body

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting

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Sleepless in Seattle

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Along Came Polly

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There’s Something About Mary

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Murder, She Wrote

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Walks with My Dog

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Football’s Greatest

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Coach Trip

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Heartbeat

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Location, Location, Location

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Selling Houses with Amanda Lamb

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Come Dine with Me

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Storage Wars

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Paul O’Grady: For The Love of Dogs

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Father Ted 6.45pm

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Executive Decision

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Wanted Down Under

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Coast v Country

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URGENT DONATIONS NEEDED BY LOCAL HORSE SANCTUARY A malnourished donkey with severe facial injuries, found on the streets by Formentera police last week, has been brought to safety at the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre in Rojales. Co-founders Sue and Rod Weeding were called by officers to pick up the abandoned donkey on Friday January 26, as Spanish police have no official facilities to house large animals that have been seized due to abuse and abandonment. The Weedings, who now have 110 rescued equines in their care, are providing the donkey with feed and much-needed veterinary care, even as they face mounting bills caused by slow patronage of their charity shops. Sue explained: “At the moment, the charity shops are just dead. It’s just like a ghost town – we’ve never quite known a January like this. We’re running at under half of what we’d normally take in the charity shops – and we rely on this money to feed and care for our horses, which costs €4,500 a week.” “We now owe €10,000 for horse feed. We keep paying €1,000 here and there

when we can muster it up, but we’re just getting slower and more behind. We also owe the Alicante horse hospital €2,500. So things have been a bit scary of late.” The centre has now launched a two-euro drive, calling on its supporters to donate just two euros (or dollars or pounds) to help pay down these large bills and get the centre back on its feet. “We now have more than 8,000 followers on Facebook – so if everyone was able to make just one small two euro donation, we would be able to pay off these bills today. That would be an enormous relief,” Sue said. Donations can be made online at easyhorsecare.net/donate/one-off-donation, via PayPal using the email address rescue@easyhorsecare.net, or via the ‘donate’ button on the rescue centre’s Facebook page. Meanwhile, the new rescue donkey – which has not yet been named – is receiving daily treatment for her facial wounds. She may well also be in foal and scans in a few weeks’ time will determine whether she is or isn’t for sure.

“She’s obviously been kept with pieces of rope permanently tied around her face and they’ve grown into her head. She also has quite bad problems with her feet, probably because her hooves have never been trimmed,” Sue said. “But she’s got the most beautiful nature. She’s so lovely and cuddly. We don’t think she’s ever actually had much human contact, it’s almost like nobody’s ever stroked her or given her a carrot. She’s probably just been shut away in some filthy, dirty hole and used for breeding. “How she ended up on the streets, we’ll never know. We suspect her owner, for whatever reason, just decided to dump her on the street. This is happening more and more now, where people are literally just throwing donkeys and ponies out on to the streets.” Easy Horse Care receives no government funding despite providing this critical animal welfare service to local police, and relies entirely on community support and donations. Donations of cash or items for the

centre’s network of six charity shops across the Alicante province are always gratefully received. A pick-up service is available to collect large donated items such as furniture and each shop also offers a delivery service for larger items purchased in-store. Anyone interested in making a donation, becoming a long-term sponsor, or volunteering at the rescue centre or in

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the charity shops can call Sue on +34 652 021 980. Located just outside Rojales at Partido Lo Garriga, 59, the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre opens to the public on the first Sunday of every month between 1pm and 4pm. Visit www.easyhorsecare.net and follow on Facebook at @EasyHorseCare.


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‘World's oldest man’ dies in Spain aged 113 A Spanish village declared a day of mourning following the recent death of a retired farmer hailed as "the world's oldest man", who passed away just over a month after turning 113. Francisco Nuñez Olivera, who was 10 years old when the first World War broke out, died last Monday in the village of Bienvenida in southwestern Spain where he had lived throughout his life, explained village Mayor Antonio Carmona. "It's a very cold day and most of all a very sad day," Carmona said. Born on 13th December, 1904, relatives credited Nunez Olivera's long life to a diet based on vegetables he grew on his own land and a daily glass of red wine. Every morning for breakfast, he would have sponge cake made with olive oil and a glass of milk. And until the age of 107, he went out for daily walks by himself, according to Spanish media reports published when he celebrated his last birthday. While the Spanish media described Nuñez Olivera as the world's oldest man, his name did not appear on a list kept by the Gerontology Research Group, which validates the ages of the world's longest-living people. The US-based group lists Japan's Masazou Nonaka, born

on 25th July, 1905 making him 112, as the world's oldest man but Carmona said there were documents to prove the Spaniard was in fact older. It also lists a Japanese woman, aged 117, as the world's oldest person. "We were in the process of applying for him to enter into the Guinness Book of World Records. It meant a lot to his neighbours to be represented by the oldest man in the world," Carmona said. Proving Nuñez Olivera's exact age has been complicated by the fact that most of Bienvenida's public archives were destroyed during Spain's 1936-39 civil war, according to newspaper El Mundo. Nunez Olivera, known in the village as Marchena due to his

likeness to a Spanish flamenco singer who used that stage name, had been a widower since 1988. He fought in the Rif War in the first half of the 1920s between Spain and the Berber tribes of the Rif mountains in Morocco and survived General Francisco Franco's 1936-75 dictatorship. His family has made the decision for him to be buried in Bienvenida. He was one of 32 people over the age of 90 among the roughly 2,200 inhabitants of the village, according to the Spanish newspaper El Mundo. Spain has one of the highest life expectancies in the world, which doctors often attribute to the country's healthy Mediterranean diet.

Sunbed reservations A huge holiday company is to roll out sunbed reservations in Spain! Getting up at 6am to beat the Germans to the sunbeds could soon be a thing of the past for British holidaymakers. Thomas Cook has

introduced a new service that will allow holidaymakers to reserve their sunbeds in Spanish resorts as part of the holiday booking process. Tourists booking through the company will be able to reserve their spots for the entirety of their trip from £22. UK managing director Chris Mottershead said: “We’re excited about Choose Your Favourite Sunbed, particularly for families that want to secure a number of beds together in a specific spot.” Sunbed booking will be trialled in three hotels in Spain from the end of next month and could be available in 30 hotels in the summer if it is successful. Two resorts in the Canary Islands will be the first to try the new scheme – The Sunprime Atlantic View Suites & Spa in Playa Del Ingles on Gran Canaria and the Sentido Aequora Lanzarote. There will be sunbeds available for those who don’t want to pay in advance.


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Beach walkways in Orihuela Costa renewed The Councillor for the Beaches of Orihuela, Luisa Boné, has announced that the city has purchased various types of walkway for the local beaches this season. The Municipal Department of Beaches has signed a contract for delivery, both for non-rollable non-slip double-width beach walkways, and for roll-up beach walkways. The Councillor reported that "both types are autoclaved to withstand climatic weathering, which is fundamental to their durability". She added that "these 2.40 cm wide beach walkways will be installed in the areas that run between the beach promenade and the relaxation area. They are particularly useful for people with reduced mobility as they help to facilitate access to the beach. In addition, these beach walkways with their blue-painted edges are easier to spot for people with visual impairment and so meet one of the requirements set out in the Forum on accessibility.

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On the other hand, the roll-up beach walkways will be added to the final sections of the non-rollable beach walkways to connect the dry sand area with the wet sand and so improve accessibility for those who wish to swim or paddle. The new beach walkways are being

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Schoolchildren celebrate the Day of the Tree The deputy spokesman of the Government Team, Rafael Almagro, joined more than 100 school children last week to celebrate day of the tree in Monte de San Miguel. The pupils were from The 5th and 6th grade of several schools from the districts of Molins and Rincón de Bonanza, and participated in the activity organised by the Department of the Environment to celebrate the Dia del Arbol of the Valencian Community. "From the Department headed by Miguel Angel Fernandez, as well as all this Government Team, we are very interested in environmental awareness and care for nature," said Almagro. "That is why actions like this are very important to instil values among the youngsters," he added. The children carried out reforestation activities in the Monte de San Miguel, where they planted up to almost 300 trees of native species of the Mediterranean area. Specimens of arboreal and shrub species adapted to the semi-arid climate were planted, such as carob, cypress of Cartagena, Aleppo pine, black hawthorn, ephedra, mastic and oleander. "With this beautiful gesture, the children take ownership of this piece of land and will probably come later to continue to care and protect it," said the Councillor. This activity was carried out with the joint collaboration of local water company Hidraqua, represented at the event by its manager Juan José Alonso, and through which the necessary materials and staff were provided to carry out the reforestation activity, framed

within the larger campaign "paperless invoice" under which Hidraqua undertakes to plant a tree for each client that requests digital invoicing. The company was responsible for providing the necessary tools for this reforestation project such as hoes, carry bags, water tank, water cans and compost. The compost is the result of a collaboration agreement between the Miguel Hernández University, Hidraqua and several municipalities of the Vega Baja, and is made with sludge from the treatment plants and garden pruning remains. Senor Alonso said: "What we are aiming for with this activity is to recover this area of the emblematic mountain of the municipality and replant with native species and involve society in the care and protection of the environment, as well as encourage habits of protection of the natural environment among citizens.”

More middle aged people are suffering strokes as 32,000 were killed in a year by a devastating sudden attack. New data shows 57,000 people had a first time stroke in England and they are striking at a much younger age compared to a decade ago. Poor diet and lack of exercise mean more people between the ages of 40 and 69 are being struck down and stroke is the third most common cause of premature death and leading cause of disability in the UK. Public Health England data shows the average age for males having a stroke fell from 71 to 68 years and for females, 75 to 73 years between 2007 and 2016. It showed 38 percent of first time strokes happened in middle aged adults during 2016. This is up from 34 percent in 2007. Better health checks for the elderly as well as poor lifestyles of unsuspecting middle aged Brits are being blamed for the shift. Prof Julia Verne, PHE director, said: “Many people think that strokes only affect older people, but that’s not the case. We need a better awareness in people aged 40 to 69 of factors that can contribute to stroke such as smoking, being overweight, not getting enough exercise and heavy drinking. It is estimated that around 30 percent of people who have a stroke will go on to experience another stroke. However, thanks to improved medical care, stroke survival is now at record high levels. Urgent treatment for strokes is essential so friends and family can play a key part in making sure their loved ones receive care as quickly as possible. Knowing when to call an ambulance will make a significant difference to someone’s recovery and rehabilitation. One in six people will have a stroke in their lifetime. The total number of strokes in England has remained fairly stable at around 85,000 annually. The majority (59%) of strokes occur in the elderly. What is a stroke A stroke is a "brain attack". It can happen to anyone at any time. It occurs when blood flow to an area of brain is cut off. When this happens, brain cells are deprived of oxygen and begin to die. When brain cells die during a stroke, abilities controlled by that area of the brain such as memory and muscle control are lost. How a person is affected by their stroke depends on where the stroke occurs in the brain and how much the brain is damaged. For example, someone who had a small stroke may only have minor problems such as temporary weakness of an arm or leg. People who have larger strokes may be permanently paralysed on one side of their body or lose their ability to speak. Some people recover completely from strokes, but more than 2/3 of survivors will have some type of disability. There are two types of stroke, hemorrhagic and ischemic. Hemorrhagic strokes are less common, in fact only 15 percent of all strokes are hemorrhagic, but they are responsible for about 40 percent of all stroke deaths. A hemorrhagic stroke is either a brain aneurysm burst or a weakened blood

vessel leak. Blood spills into or around the brain and creates swelling and pressure, damaging cells and tissue in the brain. There are two types of hemorrhagic stroke called intracerebal and subarachnoid, depending on where the brain bleed occurs. An Ischemic stroke occurs when a blood vessel carrying blood to the brain is blocked by a blood clot. This causes blood not to reach the brain. High blood pressure is the most important risk factor for this type of stroke. Ischemic strokes account for about 87 percent of all strokes. An ischemic stroke can occur in two ways. An embolic stroke and a thrombotic stroke In an embolic stroke, a blood clot or plaque fragment forms somewhere in the body (usually the heart) and travels to the brain. Once in the brain, the clot travels to a blood vessel small enough to block its passage. The clot lodges there, blocking the blood vessel and causing a stroke. About 15% of embolic strokes occur in people with atrial fibrillation (Afib). The medical word for this type of blood clot is embolus. A thrombotic stroke is caused by a blood clot that forms inside one of the arteries supplying blood to the brain. This type of stroke is usually seen in people with high cholesterol levels and atherosclerosis. The medical word for a clot that forms on a blood-vessel deposit is thrombus. Two types of blood clots can cause thrombotic stroke: large vessel thrombosis and small vessel disease. Prevention Up to 50 percent of all strokes are preventable. Many risk factors can be controlled before they cause problems. Controllable Risk Factors for Stroke: • High blood pressure • Atrial fibrillation • Uncontrolled diabetes • High cholesterol • Smoking • Excessive alcohol intake • Obesity • Carotid or coronary artery disease Uncontrollable Risk Factors for Stroke: • Age (over 65) • Gender (Men have more strokes, but women have deadlier strokes) • Race (African-Americans are at increased risk) • Family history of stroke Your doctor can evaluate your risk for stroke and help you control your risk factors. Sometimes, people experience warning signs before a stroke occurs. These are called transient ischemic attacks (also called TIA or "mini-stroke") and are short, brief episodes of the stroke symptoms listed above. Some people have no symptoms warning them prior to a stroke or symptoms are so mild they are not noticeable. Regular check-ups are important in catching problems before they become serious. Report any symptoms or risk factors to your doctor. The most common symptoms of a stroke are: Weakness or numbness of the face, arm, or leg on one side of the body, loss of vision or dimming (like a curtain falling) in one or both eyes, loss of speech, difficulty talking, or understanding what others are saying, sudden, severe headache

with no known cause, loss of balance or unstable walking, usually combined with another symptom. Minimising the effects PHE is updating its “Act FAST” (Face, Arms, Speech, Time) acronym campaign which urges the public to call the emergency services if they notice even one of the signs of a stroke in themselves or others. It encourages people to think face check if it has it fallen on one side, arms - check if they can they raise both of them, speech - check if it is slurred, and time - to call 112. Experts say that strokes still claim thousands of lives each year, so the message of this Act FAST campaign remains as relevant as ever. The faster you act, the greater the chance of a good recovery. That’s why I’m urging everybody, and we must remember stroke can hit at any age, to familiarise themselves with the signs of a stroke and be ready to act fast. Treatment To determine the most appropriate treatment for a stroke, the emergency team needs to evaluate the type of stroke you're having and the areas of your brain affected by the stroke. They also need to rule out other possible causes of your symptoms, such as a brain tumour or a drug reaction. Emergency treatment for stroke depends on whether you're having an ischemic stroke blocking an artery — the most common kind — or a hemorrhagic stroke that involves bleeding into the brain. To treat an ischemic stroke, doctors must quickly restore blood flow to your brain. Therapy with clot-busting drugs must start within 3 hours if they are given into the vein — and the sooner, the better. Quick treatment not only improves your chances of survival but also may reduce complications. Doctors sometimes treat ischemic strokes with procedures that must be performed as soon as possible, depending on features of the blood clot: • Medications delivered directly to the brain. Doctors may insert a long, thin tube (catheter) through an artery in your groin and thread it to your brain to deliver TPA directly into the area where the stroke is occurring. The time window for this treatment is somewhat longer than for intravenous TPA but is still limited. • Mechanical clot removal. Doctors may use a catheter to maneuver a tiny device into your brain to physically break up or grab and remove the clot. Emergency treatment of hemorrhagic stroke focuses on controlling your bleeding and reducing pressure in your brain. Surgery also may be performed to help reduce future risk. Once the bleeding in your brain stops, treatment usually involves supportive medical care while your body absorbs the blood. Healing is similar to what happens while a bad bruise goes away. If the area of bleeding is large, your doctor may perform surgery to remove the blood and relieve pressure on your brain.


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Helicopters - Who Is the Eye in the Sky? There has been lots of talk about Pegasus, the airborne radar speed detectors, but Pegasus is not the only eye in the sky that is looking down on us. In fact, Pegasus is the name given to the equipment which monitors speed from the air, and is carried on most of the helicopter which is operated by the DGT. You can spot the DGT helicopters, but not necessarily the ones with radar, by their distinctive yellow and blue colourings. Which brings us back to the point of this article, to explain that not all the helicopters which are used for police functions are “out to get you”, some are out to save you, real angels of the air who risk their lives on a daily basis, to ensure the safety and security of the entire country, not just the roads. The helicopters we are talking about now are those operated directly by the Guardia Civil. Unlike the yellow and blue aircraft of the DGT, the Guardia Civil helicopters carry the same colourings as their land vehicles, the dark green and white combination that we see on the roads every day. First established in 1973, the helicopter service of the corps has been an invaluable resource operating primarily in rescue missions, surveillance, security and transportation, as well as providing support to officers on the ground in a variety of crime fighting, investigation and other policing roles. The Servicio Aéreo de la Guardia Civil operates from a central location, and has bases across the country, including the regions of Valencia and Murcia, and even has two detachments in Mauritania.

They use three different types of helicopters depending on the roles and routine operations, the BO-105, BK-117 and the EC-135. In addition to the helicopters, the corps also fly CN-235 planes.

From mountain climbers plucked off a hillside and saved from danger, to seriously injured motorists rescued from the roadside, these helicopters have directly saved the lives of countless

people. As is always the case in such a high risk role, there have also been numerous officers who have lost their lives whilst carrying out their duties to preserve the lives of others. Flying high over crime scenes, following fugitives, catching drug smugglers and spotting risks at sea, or just assessing the area for potential risks to life, limb or criminal activities, the men and women of the airborne service dedicate their lives to keeping us safe from the air, and although Pegasus is also responsible for safety and saving lives, statistically five times more successful than conventional ground based radars, the Guardia Civil helicopters are a different breed altogether, the eye in the sky who is also the watching angel. That now said, as technology advances and improves, so does the availability of airborne vehicles which can monitor the skies. The next stage for traffic law enforcement is the provision of unmanned airborne vehicles, more commonly referred to as “drones”. The interior ministry has just secured a budget for the provision of a fleet of drones specifically for use by the Guardia Civil traffic department, which can be launched from a 4-wheel drive vehicle by the roadside to monitor, and eventually police the roads from the sky, issuing fines to unsuspecting bad drivers automatically.


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Newly Equipped Motorbikes UK Cars Being Checked in Spain Officers on patrol in Spain are now able to check the legalities of UK registered vehicles through a portal provided byte DVLA. This means that a vehicle registered in the UK and driving in Spain can be checked for validity of such things as MOT and tax, and whether the vehicle satisfies the mandatory requirements. The European Union agreed to share data with partner countries some years ago. However, the UK government were reluctant to join this scheme and delayed their commitment to data sharing. As a result, although many European vehicles can be checked, UK registered ones were left in something of a black hole. Now, through the DVLA portal, the officers can check the details at the

roadside and subsequently question the driver regarding any anomalies, which in turn can result in a fine and even the immediate seizure of the vehicle. This week, officers caught a driver who was driving a UK registered vehicle which hadn´t been taxed since 2013, and with an MOT that expired in 2008. The driver received a 500 euro and 200 euro fine for each of the offences which would have had serious consequences far beyond a fine in the event of a serious incident. Foreign registered cars on the roads of Spain have always been a divisive subject, however the response to the ability of the Guardia Civil and police to clamp down on offenders has been mostly welcomed throughout the community.

The latest two-wheeled addition to the Guardia Civil fleet sees a return for BMW, with the acquisition of nearly 300 BMW R1200RT motorbikes, set to replace the previous R850RT model, which had already started to be phased out by the powerful Yamaha FJR 1300.As well as the move towards more powerful and purpose designed motorbikes, the latest fleet sees the addition of high-visibility colours, yellow fluorine, required by new European regulations that recommend its use in police vehicles. BMW Motorrad, owned by the BMW consortium, delivered the new motorbikes recently to the Guardia Civil, with their specific role of improving the safety of the officers who patrol the roads and motorways in Spain, and make the roads safer for all. The motorbikes will be used on the Iberian Peninsula, in the Balearic Islands and also in the Canary Islands and will serve to replace the previous BMW R850RT. In this regard, the R1200RT “includes all the elements of safety and comfort” and have specifications required by the Traffic Department in order to carry out the tasks for which they will be used, such as the installation of a siren and emergency lights, amongst other elements. One myth circulating through the internet once again is that these new motorbikes have integrated cameras and radars. They do not, but what they are capable of is carrying the portable radar equipment in the panniers, which means that the officers will be able to set up a “speed trap” in many more areas and a lot quicker than ever before. These devices are being rolled out across the country, but are not yet in full use. Other equipment can also be carried on the bikes, but we will detail that in future articles. These 291 motorcycles have the corporate colours of the Guardia Civil, the

distinctive green and white colourings, and has the addition of the yellow fluorine features, which serves to satisfy the new European legislation that recommends its use in police vehicles. Technical characteristics With a list price of 19,650 euro, the R1200RT measures 2,222mm in length and 983mm in width. It has a wheelbase of 1,485mm and has a seat height to the floor of 805mm. It weighs 274kg and its maximum weight capacity with load is 495kg. As is the standard for police motorbikes, the double-seat has been removed and replaced with a single-rider seat, allowing more room for the equipment to be carried. It has a storage capacity of 25 litres, with areas specifically designed to transport the newly acquired and necessary equipment to carry out traffic surveillance without having to rely on other types of vehicles. Francisco Javier Molano, Chief Lieutenant Colonel Guardia Civil in Galicia explained, “The new motorcycles allow the officers to perform speed controls and alcohol and drugs checks, without having to wait for the arrival of other patrols”. The motorcycles provide greater autonomy on the roads and with the new portable radars, the officers will be able to set up checks and controls and more areas, and faster than ever before. The new radars are small enough to be carried in the motorbike´s compartments, and can be set up on a tripod or used by hand. The new alcohol and drug testing kits are also small enough to be carried on the motorbikes, allowing for instant checks to be carried out at the roadside at any time, day or night. The Director General of Traffic, Gregorio Serrano, explained that the bikes are also intended to avoid the influence of applications and social networks that warn of alcohol controls. With

motorcycles, these monitoring devices for alcohol and drug consumption will be much more dynamic, since the motorcycle has a greater versatility of use than cars, with which the controls will be much more agile. Returning to the characteristics of the bikes themselves, it is equipped with a bicylinder mixed cooling engine, with a cylinder capacity of 1,170cc. Its maximum power is 125hp at 7,750rpm. Its torque is 125Nm at 6,500 rpm. The motorbike has six gears and has a 320mm diameter hydraulic disc double disc front brake. Its rear brake is monodisc and its diameter is 276mm. The bike can carry a front tire of 120/70 ZR with a 17inch forged aluminium rim. The rear tire is 180/55 ZR, also with a 17-inch forged aluminium rim. It has several optional elements such as the Start-Up Assistant, the electronic suspension adjustment,gear-changing Assistant (for more comfort and dynamism when changing gears) and LED daytime running lights. It has two driving modes: Rain and Road, as well as an automatic control system ASC (Automatic Stability Control). The windscreen is adjustable so that it protects better against wind and rain. It has a multifunctional dashboard with TFT screen, and an on-board computerthat provides the rider with a wealth of information.


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This week’s 5th round of the Abbey Angling Cup was held on the El Bosquet Complex on the 30th January. Although there had been heavy rain the road on the back channel was passable, and we have now started pegging the matches odds and evens alternate matches so all the pegs get fished. Dave Hutchinson drawn on the straight on the back channel, dobbing bread taking Carp and Mullet to finish in first place with 11.060kgs, the weights then dropped off to almost half with Dave Hoare taking 2nd spot with 6.940kgs and Alan Reid coming in 3rd with 5.820kgs. 1st Dave Hutchinson with 11.060kgs fishing the pole using bread 2nd Dave Hoare with 6.940kgs fishing the pole using bread 3rd Alan Reid with 5.820kgs fishing the feeder using bread There are still some vacancies available for membership at the club All details are available on our new website abbeyangling.es or from me on 965328368

Our 5th round of the Winter Championship was transferred from the Embalsa de Pedrera due to the rain, and was fished at the El Bosquet Complex on the 31st January Neil McBirnie excelled his self with an excellent winter catch of just under 25kgs, and coming in 2nd place was Bill Reade after struggling in the morning with 15kgs and finishing in 3rd spot was Ian Brown with 11.600kgs 1st Neil McBirnie with 24.740kgs fishing the pole using bread and maggot 2nd Bill Reade with 15.000kgs fishing the pole using maggot 3rd Ian Brown with 11.600kgs fishing the pole using maggot There are still some vacancies at the Club and if anyone is interested in joining please contact Bill Reade on 966790416

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The Scottish Cup (Quaich) is our major fund raising competition of the year and the golf day is sponsored by our Scottish friends Chris Baillie, Alex Porteous, Donald Main, Andy Ramage and Graeme Forrest, Graeme unfortunately could not make it this year. Font Del Llop was our destination for the 28 players and on arrival we were welcomed by friendly staff, the course was in its usual pristine condition and the weather was perfect for golf, the majority of players wore shorts. The format was pairs Texas Scramble scoring Stableford points, players were paired up into fourteen teams with a lower handicap player pairing with a higher handicap player, there was only one shot between the highest and lowest pairings. Winners of “The Scottish Cup” (Quaich) on count back from three pairs were 2016 player of the year Donald Main paired with “Keep it in the Family” Alan Ralph with 39 points, runners up were “The Flying Scotsman Andy Ramage and “I’ve not played since October” Alex Porteous,

also on 39 points, third place was “on the podium again” Tony Whyatt with up and coming player Craig Justham also with 39 points. All five of the nearest the pins were won, hole 3 Terry Fitzgerald, hole 8 Peter List, hole 12 “The Joker” Mick Billins, hole 16 Chris Baillie and hole 17 Judy Evans. Special thanks to Dons Ralph from all society members for selling raffle tickets and football cards throughout the year, one football card was sold and the winner with Sheffield Wednesday was “Mr Endeavour” Wally Donovan winning €40 and raising €40 for this year’s charities, we also ran a raffle which raised €811, all the monies (€851) going to our sponsored charities for 2018, Caritas Daya Nueva, SATS Animal Rescue and AECC Cancer Care. We would like to thank all the businesses, golf courses and people who donated prizes to the raffle and thanks to Antonio, Norma and all the staff for the fantastic food and great hospitality. imanyogolfsociety@gmail.com

Disappointing week in the SABA Leagues as in the Enterprise Division the Apollos away at Vistabella Drivers had a single win on the rink of Jenny Bowman with Florence and Mike Edwards who won by 18 shots to 15 picking up the 2 points for the Apollos.The overall shots score being 70 to 131.Slightly better results for the Pioneers at Quesada Rubies in the Voyager Division winning on one rink and drawing another.The rink of Derek Smith, Rod Edgerton and Gordon Dall lead from start to finish and although Quesada made a strong finish they won comfortably by 25 shots to 16. Drama on the drawn rink with Hilary Clarke, Alan Ralph and Pat Reilly scoring four shots on the final end to earn a 2020 draw.So 3 points to La Siesta and 11 to Quesada with an overall shots score of 88 to 128. In the The Fed 4’s the Parakeets entertained San Miguel Apaches and recorded a 6-2 win winning by 58 shots to 42.Winning rinks were Pat and Trish Reilly with Florence and Mike Edwards 25-11and Derek Smith,Tony Campbell,Irene Mangan and Alex Morrice winners 17-14. Good news also for the Hoopoes who won by the same scoreline 6-2 at home to Country Bowls and by 51 shots to 45.Winning rinks for La Siesta were Doug and Fay Beattie with Jim Eastwood and Dave Blackie 2013 and Ann Edgerton,Barbara Cooper with Val Dalton and Sue Jordan winning 15-12. The Winter League team were at home to Greenlands and recorded a win by 99 shots to 73 getting 8 points to Greenland's 4.Sheila Chorley with Barbara Cooper,Val Dalton and Brian Fraser lead the way winning 28-13 whilst Joy and Brian Gardiner with Doug Beattie and Jean Cooper won 22-11.


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And they say English players don’t have the vision for a clever throughball. Eric Dier proved this theory completely wrong after a few minutes of play at Anfield. The only problem was, he picked out Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and he is not the kind of guy you gift a chance to. Salah’s opening goal made him the quickest player to 20 league goals in Liverpool’s history. Yes, that’s quicker than Ian Rush, Luis Suarez, Kenny Dalglish, Fernando Torres, Robbie Fowler, Michael Owen and, er, El-Hadj Diouf. They also say English players don’t dive. Dele Alli disproved that theory in equal measure and Harry Kane hardly looked innocent. As for Victor Wanyama’s wanslammer? It rebounded so far out of the goal that Lloris was nearly called into action himself. To be fair, he probably didn’t need to hit it that well to beat whoever was in Liverpool’s goal, in this case Loris Karius. And, Lorius. The man-bun? No. You don’t need to attract any more criticism than your goalkeeping brings your way. Especially when you come charging out of your goal and clean out Harry. What’s that? You saved the penalty and denied Kane his 100th Premier League goal? Oh crack on then, go double bun for all we care. Without you Mohamed wouldn’t have scored an injury time goal that had Klopp sprinting down the touchline

quicker than Dejan Lovren has moved all season as if Liverpool had just won the game. Calm down Jurgen lad, this is Liverpool remember? The £75m defender brought into help Liverpool see out situations like this gave away a second penalty with Harry Kane slotted away. 100 up for Harry and anything Liverpool continues to entertain. Oh to be Arsenal. Oh to be Arsene Wenger. And, frankly, you could not pay me enough to be Sam Allardyce right now. Before I wax lyrical over Arsenal looking like a cohesive, attractive football team for a

Arsene Wenger

moment, let’s hop over the fence and talk about Big Sam, shall we? “You know what you are going to

get with Sam, his team will be hard to beat” proclaimed many a pundit. Oh yes, very hard to beat. Very hard to beat indeed, especially in North London where Spurs put four past them and Arsenal five. Allardyce cannot blame Koeman now, as he has been given about 50 million big ones to throw at the likes of Theo and that turkey from Turkey. Anyway, Arsenal. Who’d have thought Henrikh Mkhitaryan would be decent in a team that likes to attack? Who cares if Yo Pierre was a yard offside when he scored on his debut? Let the good times roll at Arsenal, they are back baby. Well, until next week maybe. Now, Aaron Ramsey scored a hat-trick for the first time in his life which is probably a good time to start pondering whether a Ramsey goal equals a celebrity death? By the time you read this you’ll probably know more than I do now and could well be mourning the passing of the remaining members of the Jackson 5. To make things even better for Big Sam, Ademola Lookman who was “definitely not leaving on loan” in the transfer window did actually leave on loan in the transfer window and scored the winning goal on his Bundesliga debut for RB Leipzig. Play it again, Sam. And Everton, I believe the manager you really wanted is now looking for a job. I’d imagine sacking Allardyce now and bringing in Marco Silva will be cheaper than the £10m Watford wanted originally. I’m calling it now. Alexis Sanchez’s penalty and follow-up will become

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At last, the majority of non-football fans concur, a proper sport is under way. None of that rolling around after getting a little push. Oh, no. Rugby is proper. Where else can you stick your finger in somebody else’s eye, stand on their head or bite an opponent and it be considered “part of the game”, eh? Yes, rugby. A proper sport. And it also happens to be a sport England are quite good at, so right I now I am a fan. It’s even better than Test cricket. The 6 Nations is back! Scotland came into the competition with grand illusions of making an impact this time round but sadly for them Wales had other ideas. A comprehensive battering in the Principality Stadium means the Scots might have to slightly adjust their targets for the rest of the campaign. Ireland were somewhat grateful to Jonny Sexton for drop kicking them to victory against France with the very last

kick of the match. England played to the crowd, letting them think it was going to be a close run thing before moving away from Italy at pace, winning 46-15. Rugby is better than tennis (this week) as the ups of Kyle Edmund reaching the Australian Open semifinals and been levelled out by the downs of Great Britain losing their Davis Cup tie to Spain. Not that it really counted, as neither Andy Murray or Rafa Nadal were playing. Jamie was there though, which was nice. The Winter Olympics gets underway this week with Russia being banned due to doping offenses. Not that that actually means Russian athletes won’t be there, oh no. 170 or so Russians will be heading to Pyeongchang to compete, just not under the flag of their country. They’ll be wearing the red of Russia but should they win a medal it won’t be their anthem. They’ll be known as “Olympic Athletes from Russia” and there is genuine concern as to how many of them are yet to have been caught up in the doping scandal. In the good old US of A the nation gathered around their TV sets to watch their version of football interupt a days worth of TV adverts. At the end of it, someone was crowned SuperBowl champions. You’re right. American Football is even lower on the list this week than Test cricket.

the defining image of his Manchester United career. What do I mean? I mean it should be a glorious opportunity but it will end up being a bit of a scrambled affair that didn’t really mean anything and will be forgotten quite quickly. Yes, United have pegged Manchester City back to a mere 13 point lead but is anyone convinced by Jose’s men at the moment? They huffed and puffed their way to a win over Huddersfield Town, though considering the Terriers beat them in the reverse fixture maybe we should be applauding United. Of course, it might have been a bit easier for United if Terence Kongolo’s demolition job on Scott McTominay had been spotted by Stuart Attwell who, I can only presume, was afflicted with temporary blindness. Anywhere else on a football pitch anywhere in the world that is a free kick and possibly a yellow card, let alone in the penalty area at Old Trafford. Still, it’s not Jose’s fault, OK? This week it was the fans for making the famous old stadium “quiet”. If you need about an hour’s worth of bloopers to get Danny Baker out

of retirement to do one of his classic “gaffes” VHS videos then Raheem Sterling must be pretty close to striking a deal. Sterling, who is massively improved under Pep in every single part of the game other than finishing an open goal from one-yard or less, missed yet another sitter in the game at Turf Moor against Burnley, before watching Sean Dyche’s men grab a late equaliser to steal a point - still a rare thing to take off Manchester City. City have been criticised, mainly by Mourinho, for spending striker fees on full backs, but when one of those full backs can cut inside and curl one into the top corner from distance like Danilo, it looks like money well spent. Anyway, Pep had bigger concerns. He was unable to choose a full complement of 7 substitutes for the match, despite City having spent well in excess of £200m on “creating the best Academy in the land”. It’s been a tough week for West Ham United, but then tell me a week that isn’t tough for West Ham United. Thwarted on Deadline Day when looking to bring in two more players, Africans as it turns out, they’ve decided to sack their Head of Recruitment Tony Henry after it emerged he’d sent out emails saying the Hammers didn’t want to buy anymore African players as “they had bad attitudes” and “are a nightmare when they are not in the team”. For once, the Hammers board have probably made the right call as it was a crazily stupid email for a person in his position to send but when his boss threatened to give a female reporter a “bit of a slap” in the last transfer window, what do you expect? You also have to admire West Ham in many ways. It is difficult to keep coming up with new ways to become a laughing stock, yet they still manage it with alarming frequency. Their efforts to sign Leicester’s Islam Slimani, Algerian, on loan were rejected by the Foxes who remember Lady Brady mocking their decision to sack Claudio Ranieri. Good for them, I like that ability to hold a grudge long enough for it to have an impact, On the pitch, things are falling back into the normal place for Moyseh’s men, this time losing at Brighton 3-2. Izquierdo scored a stunner, Glenn Murray scored his third since being accused of tax fraud (a novel way for player to kick himself into form, I am guessing he needs the goal bonuses to pay his lawyer) and Joao Mario must be wondering what he has signed up for. Probably a relegation battle Joao, probably a relegation battle. It would have been very, very Bournemouth to follow up a superb 3-0 win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge with a home defeat to Stoke City and that looked exactly like what Bournemouth were going to do when trailing 1-0 with 20 minutes remaining. Eddie Howe’s men are wonderfully unpredictable and managed to turn the match in their favour within 9 minutes, Joshua King and Lys Mousset grabbing all three points for the Cherries. Bournemouth are unbeaten in 7, yes 7, and sit 9th. Incredible, give Howe the next big job that comes up please. Regular readers know I can barely stop myself from spitting on the floor every time Alan Pardew gets

mentioned so you can imagine my delight when Southampton scored

their entire February goals quota in the match at West Bromwich Albion. Had there not been a net in the way, Mario Lemina’s bullet of a strike would still be heading to Ireland as Southampton condemned Pards to yet another league defeat, 3-2. As one of my fellow Tales writers pointed out, WBA only seem to beat teams in the league whose team name starts with the letter B, so with Birmingham City, Bolton Wanderers, Barnsley, Bristol City etc in the Championship it does feel like that is a better place for the Albion to be playing next season. Swansea City are showing a bit of that much sought after quality that “real football men” desire - character. Once more they left an away match with something, nicking a 1-1 draw against Leicester City. Watch out Crystal Palace, Carlos Carvalho wants to challenge you for the most unlikely recovery of the season award. Crystal Palace should have sold Christian Benteke to any club that might have wanted him in the window. The big Belgian currently looks like a technically poorer player than Romelu Lukaku and Michy B (who is already loving life in Germany, scoring twice on his debut for Dortmund) and this takes some doing. Benteke is currently making Raheem Sterling look prolific from half-a-yard out and if he’d managed to take one of the three chances he missed Palace would have ended the weekend five points clear of the drop zone. However, the 1-1 draw with Newcastle, and look at Newcastle getting a point in London, means that Roy’s men sit 14th. Rafa Benitez needed players in the January madness and was given a player on loan from Chelsea, surprise surprise, a Slovakian goalkeeper and the unseen Islam Slimani. Slimani could be the man to save them and boy do Newcastle need saving. Although they kick off on Monday night, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte sounds very much like a manager that knows he is likely to be sacked in the summer but would prefer a healthy pay out before he starts accepting his next post. Conte has been linked to AC Milan and the Italian national team job, but has stated on the record right where the powers that be can see it that his preference is “to stay at Chelsea”. In other words Roman, it’s going to cost you mate.


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CROSSWORD

sudoku

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

quick ACROSS 3. Accuracy (9) 8. Jeer (4) 9. Decree (9) 10. Conquer (6) 11. Well-grounded (5) 14. Social class (5) 15. Yield (4) 16. Countryside (5) 18. Spindle (4) 20. Think (5)

21. Inducement (5) 24. Middle (6) 25. Consists of (9) 26. Change direction (4) 27. Publicise (9)

6. Inert (6) 7. Formerly (4) 9. Exterior (5) 11. Poetry (5) 12. Tasty (9) 13. Resolve (9) 17. Adores (5) 19. Specimen (6) 22. Veer (5) 23. Crease (4) 24. Muddle (4)

DOWN 1. Doctor (9) 2. High-sounding (9) 4. Unusual (4) 5. Porcelain (5)

cryptic

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

ACROSS 3. Going down when at one (2,3,4) 8. Always find the night before right (4) 9 Quite old, but in harmony (7,2) 10. Put in braces? (6) 11. Comfort with food? (5) 14. This proposal is a product of fertile minds (5) 15. Hold your horses! (4) 16 Do they roll out of the confectioner's? (5) 18 One vehicle taken by terrible Russian (4) 20. Big regal change (5) 21. Bit of quiet, say? (5)

24. Lama in beastly form (6) 25. Defender may be returning immediately (5,4) 26. Standard measure of ammunition (4) 27. A lightning report? (4,5) DOWN 1. As shown in the trawler fleet's books? (3,6) 2. Help for the overworked cartographer? (6,3) 4. Really want some fine education (4) 5. There's an aperture in the wall in that chamber (5) 6. Flying footballer? (6)

7. Negative both ways for a time (4) 9. They offer a change for the driver (5) 11 Tell off 100 who conceal themselves (5) 12.Censure about demure joiner (9) 13. Could be a line I try, actually (2,7) 17. Sneak in order to send about fifty to the bottom (5) 19. When things go wrong? (6) 22. In America, ballot for political clique (5) 23. Capital punishment? (4) 24. The cards they hold in performance? (4)

SOLUTIONS 721 QUICK Across: 1 Task; 3 Latitude; 8 Keep; 9 Practise; 11 Astonishment; 13 Afraid; 14 Elapse; 17 Adventitious; 20 Inimical; 21 Ruin; 22 Outlying; 23 Feel. Down: 1 Take away; 2 Shelter; 4 Across; 5 Incomplete; 6 Union; 7 Eden; 10 Infidelity; 12 Seasonal; 15 Produce; 16 Strain; 18 Drift; 19 Silo. CRYPTIC Across: 1 Mars; 3 Outdoors; 8 Name; 9 Abruptly; 11 Reverberates; 13 Indian; 14 Editor; 17 Magnetic pole; 20 Operetta; 21 Gobi; 22 Sea-level; 23 Mean. Down: 1 Monorail; 2 Removed; 4 Unbred; 5 Drug addict; 6 Outre; 7 Styx; 10 Great niece; 12 Artesian; 15 Twosome; 16 Statue; 18 Arena; 19 Boss.

Solution for Logic Puzzle Victor Kelly

9 dollars

Oliver

7 dollars

Doug

5 dollars

Evan

3 dollars

Rosewood Fir Hickory Elm Yew

Rodim Zaveos Morutia Enthatia Nysest

Sudoku Solution

11 dollars

1. The woodworker who charges 7 dollars doesn't work with elm.. 2. The sci-fi fan who charges 9 dollars doesn't work with elm.. 3. The sci-fi fan who sells Morutia figurines doesn't work with fir.. 4. Evan doesn't sell Enthatia figurines.. 5. The carver who sells Enthatia figurines charges 2 dollars less than the sci-fi fan who sells Morutia figurines.. 6. Victor works with rosewood.. 7. The sci-fi fan who sells Enthatia figurines charges more than the woodworker who works with yew.. 8. The carver who sells Nysest figurines charges 4 dollars less than Oliver.. 9. Of Kelly and the sci-fi fan who charges 11 dollars, one sells Zaveos figurines and the other works with rosewood.. 10. Kelly charges 2 dollars less than Victor..


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