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Costa Blanca property market will resist Brexit, say experts Although Brexit threatened to have a serious impact on the Costa Blanca property market, experts fromYer Realty say that the worst has already happened and the market is now remaining stable.

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ccording to data provided by Yer Realty, a real estate agency specialising in the Costa Blanca, after the bump in the first months after the announcement of Brexit in the last quarter of 2017, the market has rebounded throughout 2018 and sales of real estate have stabilised completely. In fact, with respect to the first quarter of the previous year, sales have increased by 10.9 percent. “The British have been the foreigners

most loyal to the Costa Blanca for years, and in fact are the international clients with greater weight in the real estate market in the region, as protagonists of more than 20 percent of all purchases carried out in Alicante province”, the experts at Yer Realty said. Sweden, Belgium and Germany follow the United Kingdom as the countries whose inhabitants are most attracted by the real estate offers of the Costa Blanca, and this region has proven to be incredibly attractive for foreign tourists who want to find an investment opportunity by buying a home in Spain. “In some cases it is simply for enjoyment during the holidays or to make a break from time to time, while in others it is to ensure that capital is deposited in a

home that will continue to be re-valued over the years. Brexit news is not affecting the market one way or the other,” they maintain. So despite all the rumours that anticipated the collapse of the real estate sector on the Costa Blanca as a result of the Brexit advance, instead it would seem that British citizens are continuing to respond favourably to the offer of properties in the region.

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Plans for new school The councillor for education, José Hurtado, has announced that the Valencian regional council has stated that it would rather build a new school than improve the existing Inmaculada primary school. Plans for the school include building it on the current site of the old school, which would be demolished to make way for it. The decision comes after research into the respective costs of renovation or re-build. To renovate would cost 89% of the cost of a brand new school and is expected to take around the same amount of time to carry out. Building from scratch would mean that a number of improved facilities could be created including better corridors, and more facilities within the main building.

The town council elections are due to take place next year. Although British nationals cannot vote in the Spanish general elections, they can vote in the town council ones. Of course, you do have to be officially registered as living here and foreigners are currently being encouraged to make sure they are. What’s most important is that you are registered to vote on the local census, or padrón, in Torrevieja. This must be done before 30th January 2019 for nationals of those countries in the EU. For people who are national in a country that has an

very early in the morning. Do not plan to be in and out of this office in ten minutes. The elections will take place on 26th May 2019. People are eligible who are nationals of countries in the European Union and also those countries that have an agreement with Spain that their passport holders can vote. Even though Britain will have left the EU by May 2019, it is now anticipated that such an agreement will be in place and British people will continue to be able to vote in town council elections in Spain. Voting slips are received through the

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Production of ‘speed’ stopped Police have seized 52 litres of oil intended for use in the production of the drug ‘speed’. The oil was hidden in a shipment of flowers and could have been used to produce around 200 kilos of the drug. Nine people are believed to have been arrested in connection with the crime across the cities of Torrevieja, Bilbao, Burgos, Cuenca and Madrid. Those detained were planning to use the oil in the drugs’ manufacture in Balmaseda. The oil is used in the preparation and adulteration of the drug and the police believe that this organisation has also been responsible for sending drugs on a regular basis to

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Woman killed in N332 crash Tragedy struck on the N-332 at Santa Pola again last Tuesday when a woman lost her life in a crash with a bus. The woman, said to be 56-years-old, died after the vehicle she was in was involved in a collision with a bus on the N-332 near Santa Pola. The incident occurred at 3:46pm at kilometre point 93.4 near to the Gran Alacant urbanisation in the Alicante direction heading towards El Altet.

Fire fighters initially managed to rescue the woman alive from the wreckage, but she is said to have lost her life during the transfer from the scene to Elche general hospital. The N-332 remained closed for some time and vehicles were diverted as the incident was being dealt with by the emergency services.


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Union counter claims about hospital savings There have been many positive news releases about Torrevieja hospital recently. We have been told about its record on waiting times for operations and, most recently, the savings it has made.

other hospitals and some tests and treatments have to be done elsewhere. These treatments also require more specialist and highly paid staff. By outsourcing, the hospital saves money on buying the equipment

Such stories are welcome, if unusual, at a time when an aging population requires more and more health care. Now, a health union tells us that everything is not quite as it may seem. La Federación de Sanidad y Sectores Sociosanitarios claims that the private company behind the hospital is not saving as much money as has been published. The union has referred to lack of technology and specialist people and other factors that mean you cannot make true comparisons between Torrevieja hospital, which is public but privately run, and other hospitals. For example, the union claims that Torrevieja hospital has less high-tech equipment compared to

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BITE SIZE Measures to reduce NEWS: the flooding Continued from page 3

the north of Spain too. In addition to the 52 litres of oil the police seized €45,000, five vehicles, telephones, laptops and a fake gun.

Three premises used for drugs investigated Eleven people have been arrested in Torrevieja in connection with the sale of drugs. They were operating from two bars and a studio in the town and 183 grams of cocaine and 200 grams of hashish were seized along with €6,176 and other items. The investigation began in a tapas bar which was used by several members of the family who offered the drugs to customers. Enquiries have also been made in Los Alcázares where those arrested had links with another bar where drugs were sold. All those arrested are currently in prison except for a minor who was involved in surveillance work.

Treasure hunt open for registration Young people between the ages of 14 and 35 years old have been invited to sign up for a treasure hunt or ‘Gymkhanica’ in Torrevieja town. It’s part of the local patron saint festivities that happen every year at the beginning of December. The hunt begins at 10am on Saturday 1st December at the CIAJ building on the front and will finish at the Eras de la Sal. Participants will follow the clues around the town centre, particularly focused around places of historical interest. There will be 20 teams each with four people, one of whom will be the leader. At least two of those in each team must be young people from Torrevieja. Participants will wear t-shirts to identify them and there will be four prizes for the winning teams valued in total at €1,540. Along with money, winners will be given a variety of other gifts. The registration period is now open and teams can register in the CIAJ building.

Collections at Mercadona If you would like to do something for charity in the lead up to Christmas then there is one collection taking place on your doorstep. The Mercadona supermarket in Torreta 2 is taking part in a national food collection campaign. It’s called ‘La Gran Recogida’ and from 30th November to 1st December the supermarket will act as a collection point for non-perishable items that people would like to donate. Volunteers stand on the door to receive the goods which are then taken to a local church from where they are distributed to people in need. The collection at Mercadona in Torreta 2 is being organised by the San Roque church in Torrevieja and the manager of this branch will take the food collected to the church himself. The collection only takes place over a couple of days, so if you want to be involved in helping local people of all nationalities, then this would be a good place to start. It is a national campaign and you may well see other supermarkets advertising that they are taking part too.

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On Monday, 19th November 105 litres of rain fell per square metre in Torrevieja. The downpour flooded many streets and homes. The area has returned to normal now but the problem is likely to resurface again when there’s more heavy rainfall. Although much work has already been done digging ditches and other trenches for the water to flow through, the problem continues in some parts of the town, particularly Torreta III, calle Mar Menor and Ramón Rubial. In the aftermath of the downpour on Monday 19th Agamed are hoping that the measures they began two weeks ago will help prevent a repeat of the flooding on calle Ramón Rubial. Plans include installing a pump which will re-direct the water to the sewage treatment plant or the sea during torrential rainfall. Other plans include increasing the capacity of the ditches

which are located parallel to Efrén Guiérrez street in the Altos del Limonar and La Torreta III. Agamed will deepen the ditches, digging another 30 cm down. At the moment the ditches can take around 15,000 cubic meters of water. The increased depth could allow them to take 25,000 in total and so prevent the flooding of some local houses. The good news is that salt production won’t be affected as a result of the floods. This has sometimes been a problem in the past following heavy rain with the fresh rainwater diluting the salt water and making salt extraction difficult. Salins España, the company responsible for salt production, have issued a statement to say that as the level of water was low in the lake the additional rainfall will not cause problems for salt extraction this time. Suzanne O’Connell

Lo Ferrís wall causes damage As the battle around the accessibility of Lo Ferrís continues the torrential rains on 19th November added to the debate. A wall has been built around part of the area by the owners and this wall was damaged during the flooding. The group, Salvemos

Lo Ferrís, continue to defend this area of natural beauty. They are angry that parts of the wall have broken off and have caused damage elsewhere in the palm grove. According to Salvemos Lo Ferrís, the

wall channelled the water which put a huge amount of pressure against it. The pressure meant that the gate to enter the enclosure from the beach was destroyed and water flooded through this narrow opening taking with it dunes and plants too. ‘The wall acted as an unnatural barrier,’ explained a group representative. ‘It was like a dam to the water that was rushing down the slope into the sea. This wall continues to damage the area.’ The defence group argue that the wall’s presence means that the sand doesn’t replenish in the area as it should and it prevents the plants from growing in a natural way. The wall was first authorised in 2014 and since then the licence has been extended. However, there are moves to order its removal because it does in fact stand in the way of a livestock path. Suzanne O’Connell

British buyers lead the way as foreign market in Spain heats up An influx of foreign buyers is setting Spain’s property market on fire as a total of 53,359 homes were acquired by foreigners in the first half of 2018. This massive figure dwarfs the 33,000 sales recorded in the same period of 2007, when Spain’s property market was at its peak. And, no surprise, the British continue to lead the way, accounting for a record 7,613 purchases, up 8.8 percent on 2017. That’s according to the latest official figures from Spain’s notaries showing that 14 percent of all foreign buyers were British. Next are the French, who bought 4,211 properties (a drop of 5 percent on last year) and the Germans, who bought 4,138 homes, some 2 percent less than last year. When it comes to buying trends it turns out that the Irish, Danish – and most interestingly, the Moroccans – are the fastest growing nationalities. Spicing up

the market, Moroccans bought 3,662 properties, a growth of 29 per cent on last year, while the Danes were up by 18 per cent and the Irish 25 percent. Romanians meanwhile continue to be a strong market having bought 3,872 homes. Destination-wise, Valencia was the favourite destination for investors, accounting for a third of all foreign sales, with 15,613 sales. It was the region with the highest year-on-year growth at 16.7 per cent. Andalucia came in second with 8.2 percent of the foreign market (9,737 sales), followed by Catalunya with 7,570 sales, unsurprisingly a 5.3 percent decline from the same period last year, much to do with current political tension. The fifth highest destination was Madrid, where foreign market sales increased by 5.4 per cent (4,911 purchases).

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UK and Spain reach agreement over Gibraltar, paving way for Brexit deal The UK and Spain reached an agreement Saturday over the status of Gibraltar once the UK has left the European Union. The accord over the British territory paved the way for approval by 27 EU governments at a summit Sunday on the withdrawal terms of the UK from the bloc next year. "I have just told the head of state, the King, that Spain has reached an agreement over Gibraltar," Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez told reporters in Madrid. He said the agreement excludes the territory from the general negotiation between the EU and UK and "will allow Spain to negotiate directly with the UK over Gibraltar." Gibraltar, a rocky outcrop that adjoins the southern coast of Spain, voted overwhelmingly to remain in the EU and Spain's territorial claim to Gibraltar threatened to scupper Sunday's summit. Under EU rules, the Brexit treaty must be approved by a "strong qualified majority" of the 27 remaining nations. Even though Spain cannot formally veto the legally binding part of the agreements, other EU governments would be reluctant to adopt it without a consensus. As it was EU leaders approved the agreement on the UK's withdrawal and future relations insisting it is the "best and only deal possible". After 20 months of negotiations, the 27 leaders gave the deal their blessing after less than an hour's discussion. They said the deal - which needs to be approved by the UK Parliament - paved the way for an "orderly withdrawal". However, speaking at a DUP conference Saturday, Boris Johnson, the former UK foreign minister and a leading Brexiter, said the UK was "on

the verge of making a historic mistake" and that the UK would become "rules-takers." "Brussels has got us exactly where they want us -- a satellite state," he said. May agreed to accept the terms of the customs union and the regulations of the EU's single market in the agreement she reached with the European Commission earlier this month. Critics like Johnson

say this is the worst possible scenario for Britain. Nothing in the tortured 17-month withdrawal process since the UK voted to leave the EU in June 2016 has gone smoothly, and the contested rock of Gibraltar was just the latest snag. At the moment, the border between Spain and Gibraltar is open, but the Spanish government was concerned that would change after Brexit, affecting future trade negotiations. Spain joined the EU in 1986, 13 years after the UK, and one of the conditions of its accession treaty was a clause that agreed to the British sovereignty over the outcrop with a population of 30,000. Even through the agreement was approved by EU leaders at the Brexit Summit on Sunday, it still needs to be voted through the UK Parliament, a ballot that is far from secured for May.


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BITE SIZE What is standing in the way of our theatre? NEWS: Continued from page 5 Manzanares has been delighted by the endorsement given to the quality of the sea water off the shores of Torrevieja. Samples were taken from eight places including Torrelamata, Cabo Cervera, Los Locos, El Cura, the pools of Paseo Juan Aparicio, Los Náufragos, Mar Azul and Cala Piteras. The samples were taken during the summer season from June 1st to 15th September and were given the highest rating of ‘excellent’. The grades range from insufficient to excellent and it’s an important result for a town that many people come to because of its beaches. The results from the last four bathing seasons (2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018) are analysed and recorded each year.

It has been closed since September 2015, the town’s municipal theatre hasn’t seen an audience since that date and one of the most important venues for performances has remained stubbornly closed. Why? There is no longer a structural reason why the theatre can’t open. The necessary safety work that was outstanding has

taking place at the same time. There are some unusual aspects to the building and payment for the work on the theatre. Opened in 2006, four million euros was paid out in 2011 to the construction company, Acciona, for ‘extra costs’ to the project. At this time it was claimed that the fees to the architect had all been paid.

been completed and the theatre is good to go. However, signatures on some paper work are the hurdle that is preventing it reopening now. The architect who was initially responsible for the building refuses to sign it off claiming that he is owed €132,000 for the work he did. He is now taking the council to court for this nonpayment. In turn the town council are also taking him to court for refusing to sign off the building. Both sets of legal action are

Councillor Fanny Serrano explained to the press that this action is being taken because the architect has failed to complete on the work. He refuses to sign off the safety works that have been carried out on the building since it was closed in 2015. ‘The building meets all security requirements now,’ explained councillor Serrano. ‘What we are missing is the end of work certificate that we need to obtain the opening licence.’ Suzanne O’Connell

Christmas card competition A Christmas card competition for children has been announced. Primary schools in Torrevieja are taking part and the categories include infant, 1st and 2nd year of primary, 3rd and 4th year of primary, 5th and 6th year of primary. The art work must be inspired by Christmas. The prizes are school materials that range in value from €30 to €75. Entries can be made in the primary schools themselves or in the Centro Cultural Virgen del Carmen from Monday to Friday 9am until 2pm until 5th December. The results will be made public on 10th December 2018. Suzanne O’Connell

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– your Advisor & Helper Have you ever found yourself in a situation in Spain where the language barrier is just too much? Perhaps you have been learning Spanish, but specialist vocabulary about taxation or healthcare is still beyond your capabilities? Moniz Spain has the solution. This company, established in 1998, offers a range of services and can be considered your ‘English speaking advisor’ in Spain. Part of the service offered by Moniz is a membership scheme, which includes a range of services we’ll outline later in this article. First though, what many readers will find incredibly useful about having a Moniz membership is that you will receive a membership card with a unique ID number. If you find yourself in a sticky situation where your Spanish isn’t up to scratch, help is available. Perhaps you have been taken to hospital, and can’t describe your symptoms or medication. Maybe you are in a shop and can’t explain what you want, or if you

have a problem with a product or service. Whatever the issue, calling Moniz and quoting your unique ID number will put you through to a translator who can intervene on your behalf right there and then on the phone.

or may not, act in your best interests. Having someone on hand like ourselves in an independent capacity to guide you through a minefield of complicated hurdles will help you save time and money.”

help when you need it most • Police reports, insurance claims and funeral care • Health support: Managing medical appointments

Chris and the team at Moniz offer a wide variety of independent services and pride themselves on client confidentiality. They are able to deal with the purchase and sale of property transactions, annual tax return, healthcare matters, traffic matters, NIEs and residencias and much more, and all in English.

Membership starts at 181.50 euro per couple annually and for this, you can choose two services from the membership menu – for example, you might choose ‘tax return’ and ‘health support’. You can add on as many services as you wish and Chris and the team will be happy to arrange for a personal quotation for membership services.

The team can also look after notary transactions, power of attorney, Spanish wills, inheritance, setting up a business, dealing with utility companies, NIEs/residencia, property purchase or sale and conveyancing. They also offer a full range of accountancy services and finance.

Services include: • Making and receiving calls: Managing calls and enquiries with service providers • Tax return: Arranging your annual Spanish tax declaration • Emergency assistance: Getting the right

Moniz has opened a new office to focus on the needs of the European expat community. You can find out more by calling 965 487 000 or 609 058 521.

Chris told the Costa Blanca People, “In Spain like in many countries, there are laws to cover every aspect of life and not being able to articulate the language of your host country, makes it difficult to observe, understand and adhere to these laws. A great deal of trust is placed on those business individuals who may,


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ABOUT US GO SATELLITE was set up in 2000 by Ian. Ian has more than 20 years experience, having spent 10 years with SKY in Home Services in the UK, where he worked on the specialist heights team as well as SKY’s Prestigious VIP Team, which caters for the stars, therefore the quality of his workmanship is extremely high! After leaving SKY, Ian set up his own business in the UK and ran this very successfully for 5 years before moving to Spain. WHY CHOOSE GO SATELLITE? We are here to help! We can arrange installation of TV direct from the satellite with no monthly payments. We are able to make repairs to existing satellite systems, potentially saving you from additional costs. Here at Go Satellite we only use top quality Portuguese dishes and quality German LNBs. We also provide Sky receivers direct from the UK. Over the years we have installed thousands of satellite TV systems with packages to suit everybody’s requirements and budget. Go Satellite offer expertise, reassurance and a proven track record which can be backed up by many satisfied customers. WHERE ARE WE? GO SATELLITE is based in Ciudad Quesada. Come and view our systems and find one that’s right for you! No room for a dish? Not a problem ... we have a solution

CUSTOMER SERVICE Any concerns or queries are dealt with in a clear and

professional manner and clients can call the office at any point if they have any queries. This ensures that all of their customers have complete peace of mind throughout the lifetime of the service. We also realise that technology involved can be confusing, but we are happy to spend time with our customers to ensure that thay get the best system for their needs. So, if you are fed up of missing your favourite programmes or you have lost your TV signal and do not want to lose out any more, then call 965 725 670 or e-mail info@freetvspain.com Alternatively, check out the website: www.freetvspain.com

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Torrevigía school wins an award

School Library to repairs close cause difficulties

Secondary school, Torrevigía, has won a prize aimed at raising awareness of domestic violence. The Institut Valenciá de la Joventut (IVAJ) is behind the award and schools across the Valencian community were invited to submit entries using photos, videos, the performing arts, music and art and design. Three prizes of €500 were awarded in each group. The winning video from Torrevigía was produced by class 4ESO B. Each of the girls in the group appears individually, looks at the camera and delivers a separate message around the issue of privacy and Whatsapp. These include: ‘Don’t be fooled, that’s not love’; ‘It’s my right to decide if you look at my mobile’; ‘I say how I dress and with whom I undress’; ‘We don’t want power over men just to have it over ourselves’; ‘We don’t want to be afraid’. The video also reflects the diversity of students at the school. The slogans are said in ten different languages: Arabic, Spanish, English, French, Russian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Japanese and Bulgarian. All the messages are subtitled in Valencian and are delivered by the 24 girls in the class. Suzanne O’Connell

The town council of Torrevieja continues to struggle to ensure that repairs are carried out in its schools. The company that had been awarded the contract for repair and maintenance of local schools has continued to breech the terms and conditions of the contract. Failure to carry out repairs and the difficulties experienced by the council and the headteachers of the different schools has caused the local government to seek the extreme measure of terminating the contract. The council has continued to make public its lack of satisfaction with the company since November 2017. In March 2018 the company gave out assurances that the service would be improved through the hiring of more staff. However, the failure to deliver continued and in October 2018 the council announced that it was opening two files. One to sanction the company for their breaches of contract and the second to terminate the contract. The termination of a contract is not a straightforward procedure in Spain and it will require time to obtain the agreement of the relevant governing bodies. Most worrying is that during this period there will be no contracted company ensuring that repairs are done in the schools. Suzanne O’Connell

The small library (Reading Point), at Civic Centre Ramon de Campoamor, is now reaching the end of its existence. A letter to the Costa Blanca People from the volunteer team this week said, “Following the article on 2nd November in CBNews, that we had reached the last straw, because of non response from the Government of Orihuela, we now have no other option than to close the library, as from 14th of December 2018. Instead of getting the shelves, (for all the books we had in countless boxes), which we have been waiting for since beginning of 2014, and having lost one room, and also having had to ourselves purchase all stationary needed, during all the 5 years, we the volunteers, who have kept the library open, now say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.”

VELVETONES 20th ANNIVERSARY CHRISTMAS CONCERT WEDNESDAY 5th DECEMBER 2018 IN AID OF THEIR CHARITY, ALPE Torrevieja, school for special needs FEATURING PILARMONICS CHORUS AND RON ON PIANO Doors open 7.30 pm, tickets €5 AT RESTAURANTE EL PARAISO, BEHIND CARREFOUR, TORREVIEJA. TO RESERVE A TICKET SEE ONE OF THE VELVETONES, OR CALL MARY-ANNE ON 96 67 14 973 (ANSWERPHONE) www.velvetonesharmonytorrevieja.com


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WEEKLY EURO UPDATE GBP The pound remained stable at the start of the week despite the continuous rumours of instability in the UK government over its draft Brexit deal, but the pound is inextricably tied to the matter of Brexit. This was a dramatic week, both for sterling and the Brexit process. PM Theresa May visited Brussels to meet with the EU team. German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s demand for a deal within 24 hours as a condition of her signing added to the mounting pressure. The pound shot up after news that the draft agreement had been finalised – it is now a long wait to Sunday to see if the other European leaders will sign. There have been signs of dissatisfaction amongst EU leaders, including the dispute over Gibraltar with Spain. On the domestic front, the borrowing figures showed that the deficit rose to £8.8bn from £7.2bn last year, the biggest October figure for three years, and significantly higher than the £6.1bn that was forecast. There is a caveat however, with a Treasury spokesperson declaring it the government's best year-to-date performance since 2005. The markets weren’t convinced, and

the pound has been trending lower since the release of the data. EUR The key issue for the euro this week has been the ongoing saga of the Italian budget. The European Commission is giving a robust response but Italy is standing firm with regards to increasing public spending and reducing the pension age in open defiance of EU rules. The central currency is also under pressure due to the slowing of growth across the Eurozone. Reports that the Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini may be open to reviewing the government’s 2019 budget gave the euro a boost. However, it’s clear that the tension between Rome and Brussels is having an impact on the euro and until the matter is resolved, there may still be a measure of volatility ahead. With Italy staring down the barrel of £2tn in public debt, but looking unlikely to blink first, and the EU keen to assert their authority and maintain union within the bloc, expect this story to be ongoing and meanwhile the euro may be paying the price for a lack of closure on the matter.

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Seagate Wealth Management

Life The Way You Want To Live It! W

e have some fantastic products from UK household names to give you the lifestyle you

deserve.

Here at Seagate we offer simplicity in our advice and give clients flexible choice to enable them to have control over their savings. We can offer our clients plenty of choice as we have an extensive list of funds which comply with Spanish tax law. One of our most popular products is offered by one of the UK’s foremost financial services organisations, Prudential International, which serves around 24 million customers world-wide to whom it provides a range of investment, protection and retirement products, helping them to lead a more comfortable lifestyle. You can start investing with a minimum of £20,000 and make additional top-ups of at least £15,000. Investments can be made in all major currencies. Another popular choice is The Spanish Collective Investment Bond. This is a medium to long-term savings plan that offers over 400 funds from many of the world’s leading fund managers. The savings plan is a life insurance policy where all your investments are held in one place. As your investments in the savings plan are Spanish tax-compliant and held within a life insurance policy, you won’t need to pay tax each year on any gains. Instead you can defer tax liability until you make a withdrawal or cash in the policy. This is a way of holding assets tax efficiently in Spain, including existing UK Investments, Shares or Savings. More and more people are looking for alternative ways to save, especially with banks offering such low interest rates. Seagate can tailor make the savings solution that works best for you and the lifestyle you deserve.

For a FREE no­obligation chat call us on 965 704 338 or email: Contact@Seagatewealth.es


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WELCOME TO CAP NEGRET IN ALTEA

with Vivalia Travel This beautiful sand and pebble beach located in the north of the wonderful town of Altea is one of the most popular with the local residents.

One of the longest beaches of the coastal section of Altea. Crystal-clear and unpolluted water making for a pleasant day at the beach and a refreshing dip in the sea, with views of the ever-present Peñón de Ifach in Calpe. This beautiful sand and pebble beach located in the north of the wonderful town of Altea is one of the most popular with the local residents. Two kilometres of beach with high quality water and only moderately busy, making it a peaceful spot in the summer season to listen to the relaxing ebb and flow raking over the pebbles, rather than the bustle of the town. Completely renovated in 2018, the Hotel Cap Negret in Altea, Alicante, gives you the chance to be captivated by the magic of the Mediterranean due to its special location facing the sea, the entertainment it puts on, its lovely atmosphere, its complete food service and the attentive treatment of its entire team. Over the last 40 years the Hotel Cap Negret has been developing into one of the best hotels in Altea, guaranteeing a totally new type of accommodation experience with perfectly equipped rooms where you can relax while enjoying unique views. Here you will enjoy a hotel on Altea’s seafront, delicious international and Mediterranean cuisine with show cooking, entertainment and music every day, gym, swimming pool, palm trees, Beauty Centre ... And if you are a cyclist, Hotel Cap Negret is the hotel for you in Altea: Cap Negret Bike Zone is an exclusive centre for cyclists, able to hold more than 200 bicycles. You will also find a large terrace surrounded by an extensive green area ideal for all kinds of outdoor events, and more than 800 m² of venues adapted so that your

meetings will be a success. The Hotel Cap Negret has an extensive range of services and facilities for all types of clients: cyclists and athletes, families, couples, travellers for business and pleasure. Here at our hotel in Altea there are several bars and restaurants, a centre for cyclists at the Cap Negret Bike Zone, outdoor pool, sun terrace, palm trees, sea views, direct access to the beach, gym, Beauty Centre, clothing and accessories store, free Wi-Fi and many more, which you can enjoy during your visit to Altea. Book through Vivalia Travel and get their very exclusive fare at this impressive hotel. Just 99€ for 4 days / 3 nights including full board plus wine & water. This price is valid for next January and February. VIVALIA TRAVEL PARTY Do not miss our special Vivalia customers party from Jan 27th for 3 nights. For 99€ you will be upgraded to a Premier room with no extra cost. A welcome drink will be served on arrival. During your stay you will have the chance to taste Spanish tapas and paella with sangria (live cooking). In the evening the entertainment will be carried out by flamenco dancers exclusively for Vivalia customers. A typical Andalusian drink will be served. Go shopping in Altea open market with Vivalia Travel and Cap Negret hotel: join us on our coach trip to the market which will be leaving from the hotel. One of the most beautiful villages in Costa Blanca and possibly the best hotel in the area are waiting for you! For bookings please send us an email to info@vivaliatravel.com, phone us on 965 716 615 or come and see us. We are in C/Santomera, 8 Torrevieja.

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Diet advice you need to forget Your body changes as you age – there’s no way around it. While the weight loss and health advice you received in your younger years may not have had a huge impact, it could have a larger effect once you get older.

body systems are all affected. Plus, “calories in, calories out” is totally bogus! This mindset on health fails to account for the effect of your metabolism, along with whether or not you’re receiving nutrients you need from your food. A highcalorie, nutrientdense

Do more cardio Roughly half of all women over 50 suffer hip,

Weigh yourself every day Want to feel less insecure about your body? Weighing yourself is not the way to do it. No matter your age, submitting yourself to the scale every day can detract from your health. Your weight is likely to fluctuate with more intensity and frequency as you get older. As your hormones shift with age, your weight may shift, as well.

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our nutritional needs may change, too. Aging can amplify a number of health concerns, including bone density, skin health, and metabolism changes. It’s crucial that you support your body with proper nutrition as you get older to protect yourself against various medical problems. But the instructions and recommendations for what’s “healthy” can be really hard to follow. For one, they often contradict each other. And at the same time, diet advice has changed a lot in recent years; the advice you heard when you were younger may not be as sound as you thought. Think about it — people used to think smoking a cigarette was healthier choice than eating a snack. What other old pieces of advice are better left behind? Here’s some diet advice you need to forget as you get older....

Squeeze in an early morning workout A common piece of advice is to work out before breakfast — and unless you’ve retired or wake up particularly late, this often means missing out on precious hours of sleep to make it to the gym. Too many people suffer serious health consequences simply because they don’t make sleep a priority. Adults 18 to 64 require seven to nine hours of sleep each night. There are lots of terrifying things that can happen to your body when you’re sleep-deprived — some of which include an increase in your risk of heart disease, stroke, and depression. Mitigate these risks as you age by putting sleep first. Your workout can wait.

Skipping meals saves calories When you skip even one meal, it can feel stressful for your body. Your metabolism, blood sugar, and other

relationships are scientifically more likely to live longer. Loneliness is correlated with an increased risk of death. Staying home from dinners and events because you’re watching your weight can become isolating, barring you from health-promoting social activities like conversation, connection, and laughter.

Cut carbs breakfast will likely do you more good than a tiny breakfast with little to no nutritional value. And while breakfast is the most important meal of the day, they’re really all important. Don’t skip breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Avoid dairy Going dairy-free is all the rage, but unless you’re lactose intolerant there’s really no need. And if you’re in your 40s or over, omitting dairy products could do more harm than good. Your bone mass reaches its peak when you turn 30. If you skimp on dairy products such as cheese and yogurt, you could miss out on calcium that could benefit your

Your body changes as you age – there’s no way around it. While the weight loss and health advice you received in your younger years may not have had a huge impact, it could have a larger effect once you get older. bones, putting you at greater risk for osteoporosis and joint pain. Dairy also contains a good amount of vitamin D, which can keep your skin, hair, and overall mood healthy as you age. Before you quit dairy, read up on what it really does to your body to make this diet change.

wrist, or spine fractures at least once in their lifetime. Some bone fractures are relatively benign, but others could put you in a wheelchair for good. Your likelihood of these injuries increases when you engage in a large amount of high-impact cardio. High-impact exercise includes things like running, playing sports, and performing highintensity interval training (HIIT). Many doctors recommend walking or other low-impact movements for people over 40. But you don’t have to stick to those exercises if you don’t want to. Strength training is another option — one that could actually improve your bone health.

Don’t eat out at restaurants The fear that all restaurant food is ridiculously unhealthy is somewhat misplaced. While some restaurants overdo it on the salt, butter, and additives, others serve delicious and wholesome meals made with quality ingredients. The trouble is when we generalise — not all restaurant food is bad for you. And even when the food does contain a load of salt and fat, it’s important to remember that physical health isn’t the only factor to consider. A huge part of your health involves your social life. In fact, adults who are social and have meaningful

Fibre is an absolute must for anyone over 40. Most women require between 25 and 30 grams of soluble fibre every day to help lower cholesterol; your cholesterol is more likely to increase as you age. These soluble fibres are often

A huge part of your health involves your social life. In fact, adults who are social and have meaningful are relationships more scientifically likely to live longer.

No pain, no gain This is popular advice to gym-goers who are looking to build muscle or burn

Weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and other important celebrations of life’s milestones all involve sweets of some kind. If you withhold yourself from eating the dessert, you’re likely to feel deprived, frustrated, and removed from the experience. fat quickly. But this advice is hated by many doctors, personal trainers, and fitness experts. Pain is not a good sign — if you’re feeling pain during a workout, your body could be at risk for injury. Workouts can be difficult, but they shouldn’t be painful.

Try paleo, Whole 30, or another fad diet While these diets claim to have all the answers for solving your health problems, the scientific evidence behind them is shaky at best. These diets often cut out entire food groups, which could put you at risk for a nutrient deficiency if you aren’t careful. Additionally, fad diets are often not sustainable and could lead to extreme diet and weight fluctuations.

Opt for low-fat versions of foods consumed from carbs — whole grains such as bread, pasta, and oats are rich with them. In addition to digestive issues, there are other significant effects of quitting carbs that you should consider.

Skip dessert Just because you’re getting older doesn’t mean you should never eat sugar for fear of becoming diabetic. The risk of eating sugar comes from eating sugar in excessive amounts. Sugar in moderate or small amounts will probably not be harmful to your health. If you are diagnosed as prediabetic or have another health condition that makes sugar a problem, your doctor will tell you what to do. Weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and other important celebrations of life’s milestones all involve sweets of some kind. If you withhold yourself from eating the dessert, you’re likely to feel deprived, frustrated, and removed from the experience.

One of your strongest dietary safeguards against Alzheimer’s and other forms of brain degeneration is fat. That’s right — olive oil, salmon, nuts, and avocados have all been linked to better cognitive function. All fats, even the saturated kinds, can help keep your cholesterol down and actually help you live longer. These nutrients help nourish your body and your brain into longevity.

Try a juice cleanse Pre-Christmas you might be tempted to go on a juice cleanse or other crash diet to try to shed some last-minute pounds. But even if it helps you lose weight in the short term, crash dieting is a really bad idea. Some risks of crash dieting include poor nutrition, gallstones, dehydration, hair loss, and abnormal heart rate. These extreme diets can also wreak havoc on your metabolism, which is already slowing down as you age.


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Swan Lake Tchaikovsky's magical ballet tells the story of the doomed love of Prince Siegfried and Princess Odette. Prince Siegfried goes out hunting one night and chases a group of swans – one of them transforms

guests – it is Odette! The prince dances with her and asks for her hand in marriage. But it's not Odette – the mystery woman is the daughter of the evil von Rothbart, Odile. Odette has witnessed the

depth was not, they thought, the kind that should accompany their balletic moves. Today, the ballet is adored by young and old: from the graceful Waltz in Act I to the playful Dance of the Cygnets, this is wonderfully innocent music. Tchaikovsky evidently enjoyed composing the music for Swan Lake, writing far more material than would ever be required. It’s now the world’s most frequently performed ballet. This coming 21st December, a crew of 40 elite dancers will perform Swan Lake in Torrevieja’s Auditorium, offering local audiences the chance to see this wonderful ballet performed at a fantastic venue.

into a young woman, Odette, who explains that she and her companions were turned into swans by the evil Baron Von Rothbart. The spell can only be broken if someone who has never loved before swears an oath of undying love and promises to marry her. The Prince declares his love to Odette and promises to be loyal forever. At a grand reception at the palace, the Prince must choose a bride – but he can think only of Odette. Suddenly a fanfare announces the arrival of two

whole scene. Too late, Siegfried realises his mistake. Siegfried follows Odette to the lake and begs her forgiveness. She says she forgives him but nothing can change the fact he broke his vow. They decide to die together. The lovers throw themselves into the lake.

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The music of 'Swan Lake' The dancers who performed in the ballet's premiere declared Tchaikovsky's music to be simply too difficult to dance to. Music of such richness and

With thanks to the Auditorio de Torrevieja, the Costa Blanca People has three pairs of tickets to give away! To be in with your chance to win, simply answer the following question before the closing date (Wednesday 19th December, 4pm): What is the name of the princess? Email your answer to office@costablancapeople.com (please mark the subject – Swan Lake Competition) and ensure to include your name and contact number. T&Cs apply.

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He’s lost interest

Not a gold digger

My boyfriend of three years has left Spain for University in Scotland, and now I don’t hear from him. It started with short replies to my texts and now he’s ignored phone calls and I think he’s blocked my number. I know where he is staying and I booked a flight to Edinburgh to go and see him, but my friends say I should see the situation for what it is, and move on. The thing is I have never heard from him that he wants to split up, and I need that because I am very confused and hurt.

My boyfriend was left a house by his grandmother. We plan to move in together and get married but this has caused my future mother-in-law to tell me that I am only with my boyfriend for his money. This is not true - we love each other, and there was no indication he was going inherit when we met. How can I convince her that my feelings for her son are genuine? It’s causing terrible arguments because she immediately has a go at me every time we meet.

Sadly, I think your friends are right and this boy wants to end his relationship with you, although he should have had the guts to tell you instead of just ignoring you. I understand your need for closure, but be prepared for disappointment if you fly over to see him. Go with the mindset that you are seeking closure, and not to reignite the flames again, and you will come away with a load lifted from your shoulders at least.

You could tell her you are prepared to sign a prenuptial agreement, and that should shut her up, however it doesn‘t sound like this is her only problem. And where is your boyfriend in all this? I think he should intervene and speak to his mother. If things don’t improve I think you should distance yourself, but try and sort it out because there’s no future in this, which is what she must be made to realise. What happens if you have children? She will surely want to be a part of their lives.

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Carol competition in Orihuela It won’t be a silent night in Orihuela on 2nd December, as choirs of children will sing it out loud and proud for a chance to perform in Alicante. The Councillor for Education in Orihuela, Begoña Cuartero, has presented the II Festival of Christmas Carols for young choirs that will take place on 2nd December in the Auditorium La Lonja. “An enrolment period was opened for all schools that have a choir to participate in this event, and the provincial phase will take place here in Orihuela,” explained Cuartero.

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The councillor was accompanied by Diana Scoarta, production director, and Oriana Quintero, a professional singer and member of the jury. “Hundreds of children will meet at La Lonja and with this event we are giving an artistic experience to the youngest of Orihuela within the framework of healthy competition and improvement,” stressed the production director. In this event the choirs of the Santo Domingo School, Our Lady of the Pillar School of La Campaneta and the Manuel de Torres de Almoradí School will participate. The finalist will go to a gala to be held in Alicante. One of our objectives is “to celebrate the Christmas spirit and also to promote the young talents of our municipality and create synergies among all the schools that participate”, said the councillor.

How it rained in Torrevieja! It was a deluge in many parts of the Costa Blanca but nowhere did the rain come down quite as heavily as it did in Torrevieja on Monday 19th November. In the early hours, lightning and thunder accompanied the downpour which saw the town struggling to travel anywhere first thing on Monday morning.

Altogether 105 litres of rain fell per square metre in comparison to 80 in Orihuela Costa and only 12 in Elche. As such, this autumn qualifies as being the fourth rainiest in a decade in Alicante and it’s not over yet. For some it’s been welcome,

with citrus farmers pleased to see relief from the drought of the summer. Described as a ‘gotafría’ the intensity of Monday’s weather took many people by surprise.The orange alert had been activated on Sunday but the decision to close local schools was taken by the council in the early hours of Monday morning, leaving many parents making last minute childcare arrangements for their children. The main difficulty caused by the weather was flooding on the roads which led to many accidents, cars breaking down and being abandoned. Both the police and the fire service were kept very busy. In total they received 42 calls with 27 by people who were stuck in their vehicles. Six calls were from people whose garages and basements were flooded. Two calls were received due to walls that had collapsed. One of these was in calle Tomás Martínez Doménech in Los Balcones and the other in the avenida de la Purísima. Railings had to be cut on the avenida de Cortes Valencianas and all access to the city from the CV 905, CV 95 and N332 was affected. Suzanne O’Connell

Child Spanish PM opens door to 2019 abuse general election spotted on video A court in Elche is being asked to sentence a man to eleven years in prison for the abuse of a thirteen yearold girl. The man from Torrevieja is accused of the sexual abuse of his partner’s daughter who he had been living with for more than two years. The accused man is alleged to have blackmailed the girl into saying nothing to her mother and is accused of sexual abuse against a minor. The case was uncovered a few months ago when the mother found some videos on her partner’s computer that showed the abuse. She denounced the situation to the Guardia Civil who arrested the man. At this point the girl felt able to explain what had been happening over the past two years. The man is now in custody awaiting trial and the offence is one which can carry up to an eleven year prison sentence if found guilty. As well as the fact that the acts were committed against a minor, the crime is aggravated because of the relationship with the girl’s mother and the fact that the accused recorded the abuse. Suzanne O’Connell

The Spanish government of Socialist Party (PSOE) Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez is considering holding general elections on 26th May, 2019 – the same day that Spain will vote in local and regional polls and European Parliament elections.

Public Works Minister José Luis Ábalos recently said that the government had “not ruled out” calling elections in May as part of a “Super Sunday” election day. This is the first time a member of the PSOE central leadership has spoken openly about this possibility. Sánchez confirmed that 26th May was one of the many options on the table but has said the decision has not been made yet. The PSOE leader said he will make the final call, irrespective of what others think is best.

“I will call elections when I think they are beneficial to the general interest of the country. I am not going to do it for the sake of my party’s interest, and not, of course, because this or that other party tells me to,” said Sánchez in Madrid from The Spain Summit, a

conference organised by the newspaper The Economist. The government has three main options to call new elections: in March, in May to coincide with local, regional and European Parliament elections, and in the fall. Ábalos is seen within the PSOE and the government to be the strongest supporter of early elections. Those who second this view believe early elections will help the government take advantage of its rise in popularity, as seen in various polls, and prevent any

backlash that could come from governing without a new budget. Sánchez, who came to power in early June through a no-confidence vote against Mariano Rajoy of the Popular Party (PP), heads a minority government with just 84 lawmakers in the 350-seat house. Without the support of other parties, the PSOE cannot approve a new budget and will have to govern with the former spending plan designed by the PP. Sánchez said on Tuesday that if the budget is not approved, his “call to govern to the end of the term will be cut short.” But not everyone on Sánchez’s team supports early elections. Some argue Sánchez needs more time to develop his progressive platform and there are doubts as to whether the PSOE will receive enough votes to form a government. Given the PSOE has not been able to win support for its budget, they believe it is unlikely the party can win enough votes for a Sánchez government. The PSOE could pact with the centre-right Ciudadanos party but the two parties have distanced themselves recently and it is also not clear whether they have the numbers together. Other PSOE members say it is not a good idea to hold general elections on the same day as regional polls. “No one would think of calling general elections together with Catalan regional

elections. It would be better to have the regional and local elections in May and the general elections in the fall,” Emiliano García Page, regional premier of Castilla-La Mancha told Spanish television station La Sexta.

Thorny issue Catalonia is a thorny issue for the PSOE. On the one hand, the threat of early elections could pressure Catalan regional parties, which, according to the government, are concerned Ciudadanos could win greater control and harden the government’s line on the Catalan independence movement. But the May elections will also take place during the trial of Catalan independence leaders, who are accused of rebellion, misuse of public funds and sedition for their involvement in the unauthorized referendum of 1st OctoberS, 2017 and the unilateral independence declaration that followed. Seeing as Catalan parties have refused to back the government’s budget because of its refusal to intervene in the charges, it is even less likely they will help swear in a Sánchez government. All eyes are now on the upcoming regional elections in Andalusia. Results could provide some idea of where Spain’s four major parties – PSOE, the PP, Podemos and Ciudadanos – stand on a national level and whether early elections are likely.


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Think winter is the wrong time to sell a home! NO! 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! Featured on Best Buy Spain – Property TV – Sky Channel 189.

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t is extremely hard work being in this industry, contrary to popular belief! However there are some very funny moments that I would like to share with you, for your amusement in the run up to Christmas. It’s very personal going into someone’s home and seeing how they live, so we need to remain professional at all times. There are occasions however, when I just want to stand up and say “Oh my goodness” or “what on Earth am I looking at?” or even, “Did you see that?” One of those occasions went like this… I had an appointment to list a property for sale. I met with the homeowners, they showed me around their house and everything was going great. They invited me to sit down on their front balcony, of which faced directly to the villa opposite. When I sat down, my eyes automatically went straight across the road. I could see someone standing, facing me in the garden. Then my eyes sent the message to my brain. “Oh my goodness – that woman is naked!” I tried to avert my eyes as quickly as possible, but I’m sure she saw me! I kept talking as if nothing was wrong. Obviously this was a common occurrence as the homeowner never batted an eye! Talk

about keeping calm and carrying on! Another occasion, I was with a DIY enthusiast. He had shown me around the inside of his home, we then proceeded to the outside. He very proudly showed me how to access the roof solarium… by way of his homemade lift! I wanted to shout out “What on Earth am I looking at?” as this contraption looked deadly. There was no way I was going to risk my life in that! I think I would have preferred someone pulling me up by rope than this heap of metal that looked like it had been stuck together with superglue! Hence, I took the stairs! I’ve definitely seen some sights over the years, and I have no issues whatsoever with how people choose to live in their own homes. But I can’t help but chuckle to myself, when I do see something out of the ordinary. I am only human! These are the “Did you see that?” moments! I’ve seen an S & M dungeon, a room that looked like it was full of mould, but really it was old fashioned wallpaper, graffiti (scribble, not art) on the interior walls of a lounge, rabbits running through the house leaving droppings behind… This list goes on and on. Ha ha! It is such a diverse world we live in, and the way in which people choose to live, but really, I wouldn’t have it any other way! SELLING YOUR HOME? ENJOY THE JOURNEY! For more information and guidance on buying and selling, please contact us and we will send you our FREE ebook or log on to: www.homes4u.esto 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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Obtaining licences Never jump into licence expenses without being sure they will be issued. Here are 5 common reasons for the Council to reject a licence and can only be resolved using a simple Certificate of Antiquity/Retrospective Licence if already done. 1: Building work in plots that have already use its maximum build of square metres: All plots have a maximum metres of built sizes allowed. This is known as maximum built area allowed. If the property has already reached the maximum size allowed, no mayor licence will be issued. This usually also affects not detached properties, but properties built in a row or flats in a block. 2: Plot under the minimum required size: No building work is allowed if the plot is under the minimum square meters required. Some plots, although being legal, are under the minimum required size. This being the case no licence will be issued. Any shed, exterior built cupboard, semiopened kitchen and other covered buildings or works such as a carport or pools will need a retrospective licence in order to become unobjectable in cases already done. 3: Extensions violating the minimum required distance to the plot’s boundaries: Permanent carports, or any kind of roofed buildings that are violating the

minimum required distance to the plot’s boundaries is a reason to decline a license. National planning laws for detached properties require a minimum distance between a window and a neighbour’s boundary of 2 metres. Regional and local laws may allow between 3 to even 5 metres or more. There are many variables depending on different factors. A Certificate of Antiquity is the only document that can avoid previous works being objected to by the planning department at the Town Hall. 4: Closing in small existing gaps in the property: patios, existing terraces, porches: Most glass or bricked enclosed terraces and porches will not be allowed to be glazed in or transformed into interior spaces.

Spanish properties traditionally tend to have patios and courtyards, along with semi-opened spaces like porches and partially covered terraces to provide shelter from the sun and maximise on the outdoor lifestyle. These semiopened spaces are easily closed-in, but the bureaucracy is not as easy. These works, however small you might consider them, are adding to the registered square metres of the property and often permissions are declined. A Certificate of Antiquity is the only document that can make these works accepted by the planning department at the Town Hall. 5: Underbuilds are not allowed to be used for living accommodation: Underbuilds with living accommodations are never done with the correct licences and again a

Certificate of Antiquity/Retrospective Licence is the only document that can prevent prosecution for any interior alterations done at the property or alterations that don’t meet the planning standards. Martinez de la Casa Architects always recommend their clients enquire at the Town Hall if the licence will be possible before jumping into expenses for doing projects, employing architects, etc. In case the building work has already been completed (applicable for all cases above) the document needed is a Certificate of Antiquity, also known as a Retrospective Licence, which can be obtained only if the building work has already been completed over 4 years, before 20th August 2014 (Alicante area) Once issued, this document acts as a licence, protecting the owner against possible sanctions from the Town Hall. It is highly recommended to avoid putting off potential buyers due to the existence of illegal extensions to the property. It will also be needed on completion of the sale in order to update the property’s description in Title Deeds & Land Registry. Only properly qualified and registered Spanish Architects are permitted to issue Retrospective Licences, so if your solicitors are studying your case, ask them to contact Martinez de la Casa Architects to provide the Antiquity Certificate and they will make the whole process easier,

faster and cheaper with their fixed published prices and guaranteed deadlines. The cost of an Antiquity Certificate/Retrospective Licence for pools is 190€ +IVA and extensions or complete properties only 270€ +IVA. Discounts are available if you also require an Energy Performance Certificate (121€ IVA incl.), Habitation Licence (from 118€ IVA incl., but Registration Tax not included) or any other of their services, done at the same time. If you want to have your Retrospective Licence/Antiquity Certificate for your extension or pool now, in accordance with present laws and to protect against possible future changes in the laws that may affect you, Martinez de la Casa Architects will arrange an appointment and guarantee the delivery of the Certificate of Antiquity within 10 working days after survey. For all enquiries, please call 665 810 411. Martinez de la Casa Architects guarantee the delivery of the Certificate of Antiquity within 10 working days after survey. Visit www.martinezdelacasa.com to see an impressive list of nearly 200 client’s testimonials. Please note that all information contained within this Costa Blanca People Business Profile has been provided by the client, and is therefore deemed correct and accurate. Any errors, omissions or inaccuracies are the sole responsibility of the client.


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Playmobil appeal Christmas Fair success for reach out

Sara the resident psychiatrist at the Elche Children’s Care Home is appealing to the public to donate any unwanted Playmobil games or figures. Sara explained that some of the children arrive at the home with emotional problems and she uses the figures to help them express their feelings and emotions through play. Sara says she finds this a very useful

tool to help the children overcome these problems. So, if you have any Playmobil that your own children or grandchildren no longer want please either contact the charity on info@ecch.es or you can take it to any of these drop-off points: Capt. Morgan's Bar - Eagle's Nest Cathy's Curiosity Corner - Benijofar Costa Blanca People - Torrevieja

The recent “Reach Out” charity Christmas fair at the Marina Bar on Saturday the 17th November was an outstanding success. Raising €2,433, the fair topped last year’s total and delighted those who attended. Donations of prizes, gifts and money (some in coins valuing €153 alone) were well received and a big thank you must go to all those kind people who donated. Thanks to the wonderful Phoenix band who played carols during the afternoon and also to Santa himself who spoke to the children and listened to their Christmas wishes. Donated too was a hand made chocolate cake courtesy of Bev who gave her support as usual and The Phoenix Club for their ongoing support and donations. Thanks to all the various stall holders too, who helped to make the afternoon such a success and of course

Rita and Dave of the Marina Bar and their hard working dedicated staff who were kept pretty busy all afternoon. David and Lorraine Whitney of “Reach Out” who organized the event were thrilled with the outcome and the crowds of people who supported the charity. Together with their team of trusty volunteers the afternoon went along swimmingly. Their next event at the Marina Bar will be the ever popular “Mingle Bells” on Friday December 7th at 2pm which includes a Christmas meal and gets people together for a pre Christmas fun afternoon. Bookings are limited and are now being taken at the bar with a non refundable deposit of €5 per head. Organisers wanted to thank the general public who never cease to amaze with their generosity and support and who made this Christmas Fair an event to be proud of.

Lorraine Whitney, volunteer and organizer before the Fair with 'Podge' the 'Name The Bear Prize"

The battle against abuse and abandonment Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre based in Rojales currently has 123 equines under its care and has been particularly busy this year as it has been asked by the Police every month to take in one or more abused or abandoned animals. Plus on one occasion there were seven in one go which now takes the centre up to 18 rescues so far this year. Co-founder Sue Weeding said:

“Once a horse or donkey has been seized by Police, we go along and collect the animal. We then become the custodian but not the owner and therefore cannot re-home the equine, it has to remain in our care.” These animals come from across Spain not just locally and Police and local authorities have usually contacted the centre in desperation as their last hope from places such as

Lorca in Murcia to Granada. These animals often suffer from serious medical conditions and taking care of them incurs exorbitant medical bills and very high maintenance costs. The centre has a no-kill policy and believes that every animal deserves a second chance of being happy and cared for regardless of its state of health. Little Annie and Marty the Miracle are two of their most heart

rendering rescue stories this year. Annie a 15 year tiny white pony was brought to the centre by Almoradi Police. She was suffering from the most severe laminitis, malnourishment, parasitic infestations both internally and externally and the worst case of overgrown hooves the team had ever seen. However, Annie now has a good quality of life, even though she will be disabled and a special needs pony for the rest of her life due to the abuse she has suffered. Marty is a 17 year old donkey rescued from San Javier. He was severely neglected by his owner and his hooves were horrendously overgrown resulting in his hoof joint getting twisted back at an unnatural angle. He was in so much pain because of his deformities he was struggling to get to his feet to even walk. The centre’s farrier Enrique has put a special shoe on his deformed hoof as a temporary measure to correct the angle. Marty has adapted incredibly well to his new shoe and miraculously has now even started trotting. The centre has secured the future for Annie, Marty and many other equines when no one else was interested in helping or saving them let alone caring for them and giving them a home for life. But it takes a lot of time, money, labour and resources to provide care for animals like these. The centre spends around 5,000 euros per week just to keep going without including the medical costs and

hospital bills. It receives no financial help at all from the local councils and must raise its own funds. This year has been a particularly hard year due to the number of rescues and in addition floods have wreaked havoc and much of the alfalfa has been lost due to the bad weather.

Relentless The physical effort required to run the centre, the charity shops, and taking care of all the animals is relentless. Founders Sue and Rod Weeding, assisted by a team of workers and volunteers do this 24/7 everyday of the year. However, due to financial restraints they do not have enough workers to provide all the help they need. Despite being stretched both physically and financially Sue and Rod say: “We will always open our doors when the Police call to take in an abused equine facing an uncertain future. The animals that come to us are high maintenance but we will always continue to take care of them, no matter what.” The Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre is located just outside Rojales at Partida Lo Garriga, 59, and is open to the public on the first Sunday of every month between 1pm and 4pm – when everyone is invited to come and see the work done for themselves and meet the residents.. For more details visit: www.easyhorsecare.net or follow the centre on Facebook at @EasyHorseCare.


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Latest gender violence figures for 2018

Councillor Sabina-Goretti Galindo

The Councillor for Social Welfare, Sabina-Goretti Galindo, has presented the statistics for Gender Violence across the municipality of Orihuela, collected in the last year by the Service of Attention to Gender Violence (SEMAVIG), which offers comprehensive help and support to both women who are or may be in a situation of gender violence and minors under parental guardianship or custody of female victims of gender violence. The Councillor announced that there has been "a total of 79 attentions and interventions in the period between 25th November, 2017 and 25th November, 2018, which is a reduction of 15 percent in relation to the previous year ". A total of 74 people are part of the

multidisciplinary intervention program in which they are guided through the resources available to them as victims of gender violence. Seventy of these women joined the program after having filed a complaint and 4 of them accessed support without making a formal complaint. Information and counselling was also provided to five women victims of gender violence and their relatives who requested information on what to do and how to handle the family situation. A total of 76 women are now part of Semavig's psychotherapeutic care program. Of these, 59 are women who initiated intervention this year and 17 from the previous years. The Councillor also gave a special mention to the children affected by

domestic violence, 16 of which are in psychotherapeutic care 11 incorporated this year and 5 needing continued support from previous years. "Gender violence is a universal scourge that occurs against 50 percent of the population, regardless of political, social, economic, geographical and cultural background. Of the 79 women, 39 are Spanish, 28 European, 5 South American and 7 African," said Councillor Galindo. “With regard to our municipal area, the majority of women served reside in downtown Orihuela (35), compared to 23 districts and 21 from the coast.” Sabina-Goretti Galindo was keen to remind people of the importance of educational intervention as a prevention mechanism. To this end, the Prevention Workshops ‘Love is not milk’ are being carried out again, which this year will be given to pupils in the 3rd year of ESO, given the increasingly early start of adolescent relationships. In addition the Councillor wanted to call on people to be watchful and helpful to friends, family and neighbours. She said: “Gender violence is everyone's responsibility, and it is not enough to just be aware of this issue when the statistics are reported, you have to be an active part to prevent one of the most perverse behaviours that is happening in our society.”

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Vicky Pattison puts on a brave face as she steps out in London ... after it was revealed that she and fiancé John Noble started filming a reality wedding special just days before he cheated Vicky Pattison was left heartbroken earlier this month when her fiancé John Noble was caught partying with a bevy of beauties during a lads’ trip to Dubai. But the reality star, 31, put on a brave face as she stepped out in London to celebrate the festive season on Thursday evening. The beauty was dressed to impress as she showcased her svelte legs in a pair of sleek black trousers. Vicky added a pop of colour to her ensemble with a red, white and black printed top, while she boosted her height in red pointed heels. She styled her brunette locks into sleek waves and accentuated

her features with a glamorous palette of make-up. Her outing comes after it was exclusively revealed to MailOnline that Vicky and John had kicked off filming a special bridal programme ahead of their nuptials and before John’s betrayal. After scooping the show to follow their journey to the big day, the couple had begun filming just two days before John embarked of his fateful holiday - however insiders have now revealed brave Vicky will continue filming to show her next chapter. Vicky and John were first pictured together in the X Factor audience in October 2016, having already dated 10 years previously, when she was just 20. After confirming their romance in November 2016, they went on to announce their engagement in July last year, when Vicky proudly flaunted her 3.6carat marquise cut diamond engagement ring before easing herself into wedding planning. Despite the fairy-tale aspects of their romance, sadly things came crashing down earlier this month when John was exposed for his love rat ways when a number of images and videos came to light showing her beau mingling with other revellers.

Strictly yours! Craig Revel Horwood, 53, reveals his plans to marry boyfriend Jonathan Myring, 31, but says he doesn't want children Lovestruck Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood says that he wants to marry his handsome horticulturist boyfriend Jonathan Myring, who’s 22 years his junior. ‘Its been ten months since we got together and this is serious I am about to spend Christmas in the bosom of his family down in Sussex,’ says the 53-year-old hoofer. ‘It will be very traditional with lots of children running around. ‘I love it, I will even be doing some cooking. I’m very good at stuffing,’ he says. ‘I honestly hope Jonathan and I will get married. But there won’t be any children that’s a step too far!’

I’m A Celebrity: Harry Redknapp delights viewers with his Floss dance ... as star gushes about his wife Sandra He has gained legions of fans with his wit and quirky antics in the jungle. And Harry Redknapp showed off his fun-loving side as he performed the floss dance during a playful night in camp on Thursday's I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! The football manager, 71, was given a crash course in the viral dance move, and pulled off the jaunty moves with aplomb. Enjoying life in the Inner Circle camp with Emperor Noel Edmonds, Sair Khan and Fleur East, the star threw himself into the dance after enjoying a meal of buffalo ribs. And fans couldn’t get enough of the fan favourite’s dancing with one

writing: ‘Harry flossing is the best thing I’ve seen all week’ while another added ‘TV gold’. Earlier Harry regaled the camp with a tale about his favourite football manager, Manchester United legend Alex Ferguson. He said: ‘Every manager after every game came in your office. Fergie was always great. He had a great bottle of wine. He would get something special in when you went there. ‘I have been in his office at 2:45 for a 3pm kick-off. The teams would go out and he would have the racing on!‘I would sit there and he said I have got one in the 2:45. I said ‘Alex I have got to go’. ‘But he wasn’t bothered because he would go and win and had such a good team.’ The star also gushed about his wife Sandra, and melted the hearts of his campmates. Speaking about his partner of 54 years, Harry said: ‘Even I'm out I ring her 10 times a day. She’s my life. I’m a bit scared, getting a bit older. I love her too much, if anything happened it would just kill me.


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10.35am

Judge Judy

11.00am

Judge Judy

11.30am

Sparkling Cyanide

1.30pm

The Royal

2.35pm

Heartbeat

3.40pm

Classic Coronation Street

4.15pm

Classic Coronation Street

4.45pm

Agatha Christie’s Marple

6.55pm

Heartbeat

8.00pm

Murder, She Wrote

9.00pm

Agatha Christie’s Poirot

E4

SOAP watch

Emmerdale Eastenders Megan makes a shock discovery. Kat struggles to cope. Martin is left Jessie seeks closure. Faith delivers an conflicted. Mel gets the information she ultimatum. wants.

CostaBlancaPeople 27th Nov.-3rd Dec.

Channel 4 6.35am 6.50am 7.30am 7.55am 8.20am 8.45am 9.10am 9.40am 10.10am 10.40am 11.05am 12.00pm 12.30pm 1.00pm 1.05pm 2.05pm 3.10pm 4.00pm 5.00pm 6.00pm 6.30pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.55pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.05am 1.10am 2.00am 2.55am 5.00am 5.55am 6.50am

Agatha Christie’s Poirot

12.05am

Vera

2.05am

Liverpool 1

3.05am

ITV3 Nightscreen

3.30am

Teleshopping

Kirstie’s Fill Your House for Free Countdown 3rd Rock from the Sun 3rd Rock from the Sun 3rd Rock from the Sun Everybody Loves Raymond Everybody Loves Raymond Frasier Frasier Frasier Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA The Simpsons The Simpsons Channel 4 News A New Life in the Sun Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas Countdown Fifteen to One A Place in the Sun Four in a Bed Come Dine with Me The Simpsons Hollyoaks Channel 4 News The Political Slot Lego Masters 999: What’s Your Emergency? Gogglebox Farang: Dead Man Running: Walter Presents Ramsay’s Hotel Hell Grand Designs Earthquake Fifteen to One Big House, Little House Countdown

BBC 4 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.00am 1.00am 2.00am 3.00am 4.00am 5.00am

Beyond 100 Days University Challenge The Story of Wales Victoria: A Royal Love Story Royal Cousins at War Britain’s Lost Masterpieces China’s Terracotta Army Inside Einstein’s Mind: The Enigma of Space and Time Leonora Carrington Victoria: A Royal Love Story This is BBC Four

9.55am 10.30am 11.30am 12.35pm 1.05pm 1.35pm 2.10pm 2.40pm 3.10pm 3.40pm 4.15pm 4.50pm 5.20pm 5.50pm 6.55pm 7.55pm 8.55pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.10am 1.10am 2.10am 3.10am 4.15am

Food Unwrapped A Place in the Sun 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 Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me Escape to the Chateau DIY The Secret Life of the Zoo The Supervet Grand Design Escape to the Chateau Great Canal Journeys 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown My Big Fat Gypsy Christmas Special Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown 8 Out of 10 Cats

ITV3

10.00pm

www.costablancapeople.com

Channel 5 6.10am

House Doctor

6.35am

House Doctor

7.00am

Peppa Pig

7.05am

Peppa Pig

7.10am

Milkshake! Monkey: Bananas About Food

7.15am

Luo Bao Bei

7.30am

The Secret Life of Puppies

7.35am

Wissper

7.40am

Noddy: Toyland Detective

7.55am

Thomas and Friends

8.05am

Fireman Sam

8.15am

Shane the Chef

8.35am

Peppa Pig

8.45am

Peppa Pig

8.55am

Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom

9.05am

Paw Patrol

9.25am

Floogals

9.40am

Shimmer and Shine

9.55am

Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom

10.05am

Peppa Pig

10.15am

Jeremy Vine

12.15pm

Miss Christmas

1.45pm

Neighbours

2.15pm

Coming Home for Christmas

4.00pm

Christmas Next Door

5.45pm

5 News at 5

6.00pm

Friends

6.30pm

Friends

7.00pm

Neighbours

7.30pm

5 News Tonight

8.00pm

UK’s Strongest Man 2018

9.00pm

Our Yorkshire Farm

10.00pm

Egyptian Tomb Hunting

11.00pm

Inside Russia’s Toughest Prisons

12.05am

8 Years Old and Smuggling Drugs

1.05am

Police UK: Armed and Deadly

1.55am

Super Casino

4.10am

Esther Rantzen’s House Trap

5.00am

Britain’s Greatest Bridges

5.45am

House Doctor

6.10am

Divine Designs

6.35am

Wildlife SOS

7.00am 7.45am 8.10am 8.30am 9.25am 10.35am 11.35am 12.45pm 1.50pm 2.55pm 3.55pm 5.00pm 6.05pm 7.05pm 7.35pm 8.05pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.05am 1.05am 1.10am 2.15am 3.15am 3.40am 4.00am

The Chase Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Kojak Quincy, M.E. Minder The Sweeney The Professionals Kojak Quincy, M.E. Minder The Sweeney The Professionals Storage Wars Storage Wars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Made in Britain Death Row 2018 with Trevor McDonald Out of Their Skin High Plains Drifter FYI Daily High Plains Drifter Minder Pawn Stars ITV4 Nightscreen Teleshopping

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Television: Wed. 28th November

www.costablancapeople.com CostaBlancaPeople 27th Nov.-3rd Dec.

BBC1 7.00am 10.15am 11.00am 12.00pm 12.45pm 1.15pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 2.45pm 3.10pm 4.15pm 4.45pm 5.30pm 6.15pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 11.30pm 11.45pm 12.15am 1.20am 1.25am

BBC2

Breakfast Defenders UK Homes Under the Hammer A Matter of Life and Debt Ill Gotten Gains Bargain Hunt BBC News at One Regional News and Weather Doctors The Doctor Blake Mysteries Escape to the Country The Hairy Bikers’ Comfort Food Make Me a Dealer Pointless BBC News at Six Regional News and Weather The One Show Watchdog Live The Apprentice BBC News at Ten Regional News and Weather A Question of Sport Michael Mcintyre’s Big Show Weather for the Week Ahead BBC News

7.30am 8.15am 9.00am 9.30am 10.00am 11.00am 12.00pm 12.15pm 2.00pm 2.45pm 3.45pm 4.45pm 5.45pm 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 7.50am 8.10am 9.00am 9.25am 10.25am 11.20am 11.50am 12.50pm 1.15pm 1.45pm 2.45pm 3.40pm 7.00pm 8.00pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.05am 1.05am 1.55am 2.25am 3.20am 6.50am

Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records You’ve Been Framed! Ninja Warrior UK Emmerdale You’ve Been Framed! The Ellen DeGeneres Show Planet’s Got Talent I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! You’ve Been Framed! Emmerdale You’ve Been Framed! The Ellen DeGeneres Show The Jeremy Kyle Show I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! You’ve Been Framed! Two and a Half Men Family Guy I’m a Celebrity ... Extra Camp Family Guy American Dad! Bordertown Two and a Half Men Teleshopping ITV2 Nightscreen

7.00am

Sweet Country

9.00am

Maya the Bee: The Honey Games

10.30am

Father Figures

3.15pm

120 Bpm Fantastic Beasts - The Crimes of Grindelwald: Behind the Scenes

3.45pm

Her Magical Christmas

5.30pm

Against the Wild: The Great Elephant Adventure

7.20pm

Maya the Bee: The Honey Games

9.00pm

Father Figures

11.00pm

120 Bpm

1.30am

Sweet Country

3.30am

Thumper

5.15am

Her Magical Christmas

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 11.35pm 11.50pm 12.50am 1.40am 4.00am 4.50am 6.05am

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 Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs Coronation Street I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! ITV News at Ten and Weather ITV News London Peston Play to the Whistle Jackpot247 Marcella ITV Nightscreen The Jeremy Kyle Show

Sky Sports 1 7.00am

Total Goals

8.00am

Total Goals

9.00am

Total Goals

10.00am

Total Goals

11.00am

Sky Sports News

12.00pm

Sky Sports News

1.00pm

Sky Sports News

2.00pm

Sky Sports News

3.00pm

Sky Sports News

4.00pm

Sky Sports News

5.00pm

Sky Sports News

6.00pm

Sky Sports News at 5

7.00pm

Sky Sports News at 6

8.00pm

Football

11.00pm

The Debate - Live

12.00am

Sky Sports News

1.00am

Sky Sports News

2.00am

Live NBA: Washington @ New Orleans

4.30am

Sporting Records

5.00am

Sky Sports News

6.00am

Sky Sports News

7.00am 8.00am 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 10.50pm 11.50pm 12.50am 1.55am 3.00am 3.55am 4.45am 5.25am 6.05am

Hollyoaks Mike and Molly Baby Daddy Melissa and Joey The Big Bang Theory The Goldbergs Brooklyn Nine-Nine The Big Bang Theory Melissa and Joey Baby Daddy Brooklyn Nine-Nine The Goldbergs The Big Bang Theory Hollyoaks Brooklyn Nine-Nine Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer The Big Bang Theory Married at First Sight USA The Inbetweeners Gogglebox Rude Tube Married at First Sight USA The Big Bang Theory Mike and Molly Rude(ish) Tube

Sky Movies Premiere

12.40pm

A Matter of Life and Debt Make Me a Dealer Great British Menu Trust Me, I’m a Doctor BBC News at 9 Victoria Derbyshire BBC Newsroom Live Politics Live Think Tank The House That £100K Built The Secret History of My Family Japan: Earth’s Enchanted Islands Eggheads Flog It! Richard Osman’s House of Games Strictly: It Takes Two Celebrity Antiques Road Trip MasterChef: The Professionals Death and Nightingales The Apprentice: You’re Fired! Newsnight Louis Theroux’s Altered States: Take My Baby Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70 School This is BBC Two

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

Monkey Life Monkey Life RSPCA Animal Rescue RSPCA Animal Rescue Brit Cops: Frontline Crime Babylon 5 Warehouse 13 NCIS: Los Angeles NCIS: Los Angeles Hawaii Five-0 Hawaii Five-0 MacGyver Modern Family Modern Family The Simpsons Futurama Futurama The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons DC’s Legends of Tomorrow The Perfect Storm The Russell Howard Hour A League of Their Own NCIS: Los Angeles Road Wars Brit Cops: Frontline Crime Babylon 5 Futurama Futurama

7.00am

Classic Coronation Street

7.25am

Classic Coronation Street

7.55am

Heartbeat

8.55am

The Royal

10.00am

Judge Judy

10.25am

Judge Judy

10.55am

Judge Judy

11.20am

Agatha Christie’s Marple

1.30pm

The Royal

2.35pm

Heartbeat

3.40pm

Classic Coronation Street

4.15pm

Classic Coronation Street

4.45pm

Agatha Christie’s Marple

6.55pm

Heartbeat

8.00pm

Murder, She Wrote

9.00pm

Agatha Christie’s Poirot

E4

Emmerdale Bernice faces a crushing humiliation. Faith is backed into a corner. Nicola tries to seize control.

7.30am 7.55am 8.20am 8.45am 9.10am 9.40am 10.10am 10.40am 11.05am 12.00pm 12.30pm 1.00pm 1.05pm 2.05pm 3.10pm 4.00pm 5.00pm 6.00pm 6.30pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.55pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.10am 1.10am 2.05am 3.55am 4.20am 5.15am 5.40am 6.35am 6.50am

10.00pm

Agatha Christie’s Poirot

12.00am

Vera

2.00am

Liverpool 1

3.00am

ITV3 Nightscreen

3.30am

Teleshopping

Hollyoaks It's Careers Fair at the school and Simone and Louis sneak off to Sally’s office for some forbidden fun. Will they get away with it? Yazz has a shocking confession to make.

3rd Rock from the Sun 3rd Rock from the Sun 3rd Rock from the Sun Everybody Loves Raymond Everybody Loves Raymond Frasier Frasier Frasier Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA The Simpsons The Simpsons Channel 4 News A New Life in the Sun Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas Countdown Fifteen to One A Place in the Sun Four in a Bed Come Dine with Me The Simpsons Hollyoaks Channel 4 News The Political Slot The Secret Life of the Zoo Grand Designs Superkids 24 Hours in A&E Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure The Rewrite Unreported World A Year in the New Forest Food Unwrapped Fifteen to One Kirstie’s Fill Your House for Free Countdown

BBC 4 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 11.30pm 12.00am 1.00am 2.00am 3.00am 4.00am 5.00am

Beyond 100 Days University Challenge Vikings Digging for Britain Vic and Bobs Big Night Out Inside No 9 Nature’s Wonderlands: Islands of Evolution Amsterdam: An Art Lovers’ Guide Jonathan Meades: The Joy of Essex Vikings Digging for Britain This is BBC Four

9.55am 10.30am 11.30am 12.35pm 1.05pm 1.35pm 2.10pm 2.40pm 3.10pm 3.40pm 4.15pm 4.50pm 5.20pm 5.50pm 6.55pm 7.55pm 8.55pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.10am 1.10am 2.05am 3.05am 4.10am

Food Unwrapped A Place in the Sun 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 Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me Escape to the Chateau DIY The Secret Life of the Zoo The Supervet Grand Design The Plane That Saved Britain The Lost Lotus: Restoring a Race Car 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown 8 Out of 10 Cats

ITV3

SOAP watch

Coronation Street Sally and Sophie’s loved ones deliver crushing blows. Rana struggles to match Kate’s excitement. Jenny's good turn for Liz hides a sneaky motive Gina is caught in the middle of Sally and Tim. Rana admits her doubts to a shocked Kate. Jenny keeps tabs on Johnny and Liz.

Channel 4

33

Channel 5 7.00am

Peppa Pig

7.05am

Peppa Pig

7.10am

Milkshake! Monkey: Bananas About Food

7.15am

Luo Bao Bei

7.30am

The Secret Life of Puppies

7.35am

Wissper

7.40am

Noddy: Toyland Detective

7.55am

Thomas and Friends: Big World! Big Adventures!

8.05am

Fireman Sam

8.15am

Shane the Chef

8.35am

Peppa Pig

8.45am

Peppa Pig

8.55am

Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom

9.05am

Paw Patrol

9.25am

Floogals

9.40am

Shimmer and Shine

9.55am

Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom

10.05am

Peppa Pig

10.15am

Jeremy Vine

12.15pm

Rocky Mountain Christmas

1.45pm

Neighbours

2.15pm

Rooftop Christmas Tree

3.55pm

Santa Who?

5.45pm

5 News at 5

6.00pm

Friends

6.30pm

Friends

7.00pm

Neighbours

7.30pm

5 News Tonight

8.00pm

UK’s Strongest Man 2018

9.00pm

GPs: Behind Closed Doors

10.00pm

Egyptian Tomb Hunting

11.00pm

Curvy Girls

12.05am

When Mum Becomes Dad and Son

1.05am

Violent Child, Desperate Parents

1.55am

Super Casino

4.10am

Britain by Boat

5.00am

Britain’s Greatest Bridges

5.45am

House Doctor

6.10am

Divine Designs

6.35am

Wildlife SOS

7.00am 7.45am 8.10am 8.30am 9.30am 10.35am 11.40am 12.45pm 1.50pm 2.55pm 3.55pm 5.00pm 6.05pm 7.05pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.05am 1.05am 1.10am 2.25am 3.30am 3.50am 4.00am

The Chase Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Kojak Quincy, M.E. Minder The Sweeney The Professionals Kojak Quincy, M.E. Minder The Sweeney The Professionals Storage Wars Storage Wars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Road Racing Series easyJet: Inside the Cockpit Out of Their Skin Killer Elite FYI Daily Killer Elite The Professionals Pawn Stars ITV4 Nightscreen Teleshopping

Becomes Daughter

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Television: Thurs. 29th November BBC1

7.00am 10.15am 11.00am 12.00pm 12.45pm 1.15pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 2.45pm 3.15pm 4.10pm 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

BBC2

Breakfast Defenders UK Homes Under the Hammer A Matter of Life and Debt Ill Gotten Gains Bargain Hunt BBC News at One Regional News and Weather Doctors The Doctor Blake Mysteries Escape to the Country The Hairy Bikers’ Comfort Food Make Me a Dealer Pointless BBC News at Six Regional News and Weather The One Show EastEnders A Hotel for the Super Rich and Famous Ambulance BBC News at Ten Regional News and Weather Question Time This Week Weather for the Week Ahead BBC News

7.30am 8.15am 9.00am 10.00am 11.00am 12.00pm 1.15pm 2.00pm 2.45pm 3.45pm 4.45pm 5.45pm 6.15pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 11.30pm 12.15am 1.15am 2.10am 3.10am 4.10am

ITV2 7.00am 7.50am 8.10am 9.00am 9.25am 10.25am 11.20am 11.50am 12.50pm 1.15pm 1.45pm 2.45pm 3.40pm 7.00pm 8.00pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.30pm 12.35am 1.05am 2.05am 2.30am 3.20am 6.50am

A Matter of Life and Debt Make Me a Dealer MasterChef: The Professionals BBC News at 9 Victoria Derbyshire BBC Newsroom Live Politics Live Think Tank The House That £100k Built The Secret History of My Family Hotel Armadillo Eggheads Flog It! Richard Osman’s House of Games Strictly: It Takes Two Celebrity Antiques Road Trip MasterChef: The Professionals Inside the Foreign Office Live at the Apollo Newsnight Babies: Their Wonderful World The Assassination of Gianni Versace American Crime Story Egon Schiele: Dangerous Desires Diagnosis on Demand? The Computer Will See You Now This is BBC Two

7.00am

Good Morning Sports Fans Bitesize

7.30am

Good Morning Sports Fans

8.00am

Good Morning Sports Fans

9.00am

Good Morning Sports Fans

9.30am

Live European Tour Golf

2.30pm

Sky Sports News

3.00pm

Sky Sports News

4.00pm

Sky Sports News

5.00pm

Sky Sports News

6.00pm

Sky Sports News at 5

7.00pm

Sky Sports News at 6

7.30pm

Live PGA Tour Golf

10.30pm

Sky Sports Tonight

11.00pm

The Debate - Live

12.00am

Sky Sports News

1.00am

Sky Sports Tonight

1.30am

Live NFL: New Orleans @ Dallas

6.00am

Sky Sports News

7.00am 8.00am 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 9.30pm 10.00pm 10.30pm 11.00pm 12.05am 1.00am 2.05am 3.10am 4.05am 4.25am 4.50am 5.35am 6.15am

Hollyoaks Mike and Molly Baby Daddy Melissa and Joey The Big Bang Theory The Goldbergs Brooklyn Nine-Nine The Big Bang Theory Melissa and Joey Baby Daddy Brooklyn Nine-Nine The Goldbergs The Big Bang Theory Hollyoaks Brooklyn Nine-Nine The Big Bang Theory Young Sheldon Happy Together New Girl The Inbetweeners The Big Bang Theory Gogglebox Rude Tube Celebrity First Dates Happy Together New Girl The Big Bang Theory Mike and Molly Rude(ish) Tube

Sky Movies Premiere 7.00am

Against the Wild: The Great Elephant Adventure

8.50am

Maya the Bee: The Honey Games

10.30am

Black Panther: Special

11.00am

A Very Sordid Wedding

1.05pm

Father Figures

3.15pm

Sweet Country

5.15pm

Maya the Bee: The Honey Games

6.45pm

Top Ten Show, the 2018

7.00pm

A Very Sordid Wedding

9.00pm

Father Figures

11.00pm

Sweet Country

1.00am

120 Bpm

3.30am

Thumper

5.10am

Her Magical Christmas

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 11.30pm 12.05am 12.20am 1.20am 4.00am 4.25am 6.05am

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 Food Allergies: What’s Really in Your Food? Tonight Emmerdale Gino’s Italian Coastal Escape I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! ITV News ITV News London Frustrated Britain: Caught on Camera Jackpot247 Food Allergies: What’s Really in Your Food? Tonight ITV Nightscreen The Jeremy Kyle Show

Sky Sports 1

Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records You’ve Been Framed! Ninja Warrior UK Emmerdale Coronation Street The Ellen DeGeneres Show Planet’s Got Talent I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! You’ve Been Framed! Emmerdale Coronation Street The Ellen DeGeneres Show The Jeremy Kyle Show I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! You’ve Been Framed! Two and a Half Men Family Guy I’m a Celebrity ... Extra Camp Family Guy American Dad! Bordertown Two and a Half Men Teleshopping ITV2 Nightscreen

Sky 1 7.00am 7.30am 8.00am 8.30am 9.00am 10.00am 11.00am 12.00pm 1.00pm 2.00pm 3.00pm 4.00pm 5.00pm 5.30pm 6.00pm 6.30pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.00am 12.30am 1.30am 2.30am 3.00am 3.50am 5.00am 6.00am 6.30am

Monkey Life Monkey Life RSPCA Animal Rescue RSPCA Animal Rescue Brit Cops: Frontline Crime Babylon 5 Warehouse 13 NCIS: Los Angeles NCIS: Los Angeles Hawaii Five-0 Hawaii Five-0 MacGyver Modern Family Modern Family The Simpsons Futurama Futurama The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons The Flash A League of Their Own The Russell Howard Hour The Reluctant Landlord An Idiot Abroad A League of Their Own Road Wars Most Shocking The Heist Babylon 5 Futurama Futurama

7.00am

Classic Coronation Street

7.25am

Classic Coronation Street

7.55am

Heartbeat

9.00am

The Royal

10.00am

Judge Judy

10.30am

Judge Judy

10.55am

Judge Judy

11.25am

Agatha Christie’s Marple

1.35pm

The Royal

2.35pm

Heartbeat

3.40pm

Classic Coronation Street

4.15pm

Classic Coronation Street

4.45pm

Agatha Christie’s Marple

6.55pm

Heartbeat

8.00pm

Murder, She Wrote

9.00pm

Agatha Christie’s Poirot

E4

SOAP watch

Eastenders Emmerdale Tensions rise in The Vic amongst the Graham is sent over the edge. Bernice residents as truths come to light. and Liam are under threat. Charity is left to her own devices. Cain teeters close to exposure. Charity tries to cover her tracks. Noah receives mixed signals.

CostaBlancaPeople 27th Nov.-3rd Dec.

Channel 4 7.30am 7.55am 8.20am 8.45am 9.10am 9.40am 10.10am 10.40am 11.05am 12.00pm 12.30pm 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 1.00am 1.35am 2.35am 3.30am 4.25am 5.20am 5.45am 6.40am 6.50am

Agatha Christie’s Poirot

12.05am

Vera

2.05am

Liverpool 1

3.00am

ITV3 Nightscreen

3.30am

Teleshopping

3rd Rock from the Sun 3rd Rock from the Sun 3rd Rock from the Sun Everybody Loves Raymond Everybody Loves Raymond Frasier Frasier Frasier Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA The Simpsons The Simpsons Channel 4 News A New Life in the Sun Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas Countdown Fifteen to One A Place in the Sun Four in a Bed Come Dine with Me The Simpsons Hollyoaks Channel 4 News Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas The First Naked Attraction First Dates Random Acts Superkids Lego Masters Walks with My Dog A Year in the New Forest Food Unwrapped Fifteen to One Jamie’s Comfort Food Countdown

BBC 4 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.00am 1.00am 1.30am 2.30am 3.35am 4.30am

Beyond 100 Days Top of the Pops Cairngorms: A Year in the Wild Operation Iceberg Horizon Horizon Top of the Pops Tunes for Tyrants: Music and Power with Suzy Klein How to Build a Dinosaur Cairngorms: A Year in the Wild This is BBC Four

9.55am 10.30am 11.30am 12.35pm 1.05pm 1.35pm 2.10pm 2.40pm 3.10pm 3.40pm 4.15pm 4.50pm 5.20pm 5.50pm 6.55pm 7.55pm 8.55pm 10.00pm 11.05pm 12.10am 1.15am 2.15am 3.20am 4.25am

Food Unwrapped A Place in the Sun 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 Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me Escape to the Chateau DIY The Secret Life of the Zoo The Supervet Grand Design Berlin Station 24 Hours in A&E 24 Hours in A&E Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA Berlin Station 24 Hours in A&E Food Unwrapped

ITV3

10.00pm

www.costablancapeople.com

Channel 5 7.00am

Peppa Pig

7.05am

Peppa Pig

7.10am

Milkshake! Monkey: Bananas About Food

7.15am

Luo Bao Bei

7.30am

The Secret Life of Puppies

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December train strikes If you’re planning a train journey in December, there might be disruption due to a series of strikes. One of the main unions supporting railway workers in Spain, the Sindicato de Circulación Ferroviario (SCF), has called for strikes to take place in December to highlight problems caused due to lack of staff and the abandonment of maintenance of the railway infrastructure The first industrial action has been called for 5th December, with a 23 hour strike, followed by partial stoppages on 13th, 21st and 28th December with strikes lasting for 4 hours on each day. The SCF has denounced the reasons for the conflict on several occasions before the Presidency of ADIF, the State Railway Safety Agency and the Ministry of

Public Works, without any action being taken to date, despite the repercussions threatened. The union is pointing out how this week’s train crash, where one person was killed and several injured, could have been as a result of the lack of trackside maintenance and claim this incident highlights the need for immediate action to be taken. The SCF has called for stoppages on the following days: 5th December 5th 12pm midnight to 11pm. 13th December 13th from 12pm midnight to 4:00am 21st December from 8:00am to 12 noon 28th December from 4:00am to 8:00pm.

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s ´ d Coachtrips S.L. i v a D COACHTRIPS S.L. SITUATIONS VACANT We are pleased to announce that 3 positions have become available within our company. We are a busy travel agent - specialising in group travel by coach - offering day trips, mini breaks and longer breaks throughout Spain. Full contract will be offered upon completion of probationary period and include 4 weeks paid holidays per year. Positions available 1 x 3 day Guide position (flexibility required for extra days in summer) 1 x 4 day Guide position (flexibility required for extra days in summer) 1 x 4 days Office/Guide position (flexibility required for extra days as required) Guide position Our guides are the face of our company. This looks like an easy job. It is not. Our guides are responsible for 55 very different personalities on every coach. Their job is to ensure everyone is seated, give interesting commentary on each trip (provided), ensure timings are adhered to, ensure customers know where to be and when, ensure coach drivers know where to be and when, seat customers in restaurants, deal with any emergencies that arise and be the fountain of all knowledge whilst remaining upbeat, professional and cheery under pressure! Every customer should have a great day out that YOU have created! Guide Requirements n Complete flexibility is a must n Available to work long days and away from home n Able to change shifts/work extra days at short notice n Hard working n Decent level of fitness required n Decent grasp of the Spanish language n Excellent organisational skills n Strong attention to detail n Ability to work well under pressure and remain calm n Excellent communication skills n Love working with the general public n Smart appearance n Good team player but able to work alone (this role can involve “killing time” when not with customers) n Able to talk in public (information is given via microphone on the coach) n Attention to detail 4 day Guide/Office position requirements In addition to the guide requirements above, it is an ABSOLUTE NECESSITY that you are computer literature with a particularly good grasp of Microsoft Excel. This will be tested at interview and candidates without Excel experience will not be considered. A pleasant telephone manner is also required.

Celebrate the year with Footwork Dance It’s been yet another “fabulous” year of dancing achievements for Footwork Dance and as the year draws to a close the students are now busy putting the final touches to their Christmas show, “The Voyage” a tour of dance. Directed and Choreographed by Erica Dorrill you can join the Voyage on Sunday 15th December at the Casa de Cultura y Musica in Los Montesinos, leaving port at 7.30pm. The past year has been an exceptional year for the Studios. The troupe has appeared in the St Patricks Day celebrations at Cabo Roig , cultural week and fiesta parade in Los Montesinos and presented a brilliant summer show. The year culminated in two very successful appearances to full houses at Benidorm Palace - a Time to Shine in May and in November a charity show, with Stevie Spit and many well known local entertainers. There have also been outstanding

results in the exams taken by the students of all ages, in particular the recent Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance exams, when there was 100 percent pass mark, 98 percent passing with the top two marks. Highly respected examiner Miss Heather Rees, who flew over from the UK adjudicated the exams. Studio principle Erica Dorrill sadi she was exceptionally pleased with the results, especially Daniela Curtis and Danielle DIckie, who both achieved their intermediate Tap and Modern with excellent results. Tickets for “The Voyage” are 7 Euros and are available from the studio in Calle Carlos Diaz, Los Montesinos or by contacting Erica on 662003823. As in previous years, proceeds from the show will go to the under privileged of Los Montesinos.

If interested, please send your C.V. to: office@coachtripsonline.com enclosing a current photograph Only applications via C.V. will be considered. CLOSING DATE: 30th November, with a start date anticipated mid-January


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Spain moves to ban alternative therapies from universities and health centres

POOR SPELLING RIFE AMONG PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS

The Socialist Party (PSOE) government of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has put forward a plan to fight the rise of pseudotherapies such as homeopathy, which promise to have a positive health impact but have no scientific evidence to support their claims. The proposal, unprecedented in the European Union, aims to eliminate socalled alternative therapies from health centres and universities. “Public and private establishments that include pseudo-therapies will not be able to call themselves health centres,” explained Health Minister Maria Luisa Carcedo, who presented the plan together with Science Minister Pedro Duque. “Their presence in these spaces gives the idea that they have a therapeutic use. The first thing we have to make clear is that they do not. And if they do not, it makes no sense for them to be there,” said Carcedo, adding that she would show the first draft of the project to regional governments by the end of last week. The government considers that, besides not working, pseudo-therapies“ negatively affect health by perpetuating illnesses, causing others or even increasing the risk of death.” According to the government, they do this by “encouraging a person to substitute or delay taking conventional medicine of proven safety and effectiveness,” which “reduces the effectiveness of these (conventional) treatments.” The project, named ‘Health Protection Plan Against Pseudo-therapies’, is divided into four main lines of action. The first is a communication strategy to “generate and spread information based on knowledge and scientific evidence” by subjecting alternative therapies to the same level of scrutiny as scientific fields, and publishing results on

Inés Fernández-Ordóñez, is a member of the Spanish Royal Academy (RAE) and professor at the Autonomous University of Madrid, and reports that spelling mistakes are commonplace among her students. “It’s awful, but spelling errors are very common among my students,” she says. “Worse still, they don’t know how to write. I think it’s because they don’t read. They lack practice in writing and dictation.” Inés’s experience goes some way to explaining why 9.6 percent of the secondary school teaching posts remained empty after the relevant exams were sat by aspiring teachers last July. There have never been so many young people going through higher education in Spain – 41 percent of 25- to 34-yearolds have a degree – yet the spelling of graduates leaves much to be desired. Former Education Minister José Ignacio Wert from the Popular Party (PP) reintroduced the concept of dictation to the school curriculum in 2013 as part of the LOMCE education reforms. This echoed a similar move in France, which also put mental arithmetic back on the agenda. Some experts believe reading is the best way to tackle the problem, but others argue that dictation focuses the mind, improves concentration and helps a student think about potential errors. “I think many secondary teachers and sometimes university lecturers ignore the spelling mistakes in exams if the actual content is correct,” says Ignacio Bosque, a language professor at Madrid’s Complutense University. “I don’t. It’s a mistake. Nor do I agree with ignoring serious errors of expression. Some teachers think that the mistakes will be corrected by word processors and that syntax is not that important. I believe the opposite to be true. My teacher, Fernando Lázaro Carreter, said that if the way something is expressed is poor, then the content inevitably will be too.”

their effectiveness. The second part aims to stop “misleading publicity” about pseudotherapies. To do this, the government will need to modify legislation so that patients must be told that alternative therapies are not effective when they are offered them in private health centres. This measure will also allow the government to stop publicity that promotes alternative therapy services, products, events or anything else that relates to pseudo-therapies. The third part seeks to “eliminate pseudo-therapies from health centres” and “guarantee” that only health professionals with “officially recognised qualifications” work there, while the fourth aims to remove any degree that includes pseudo-therapies from the country’s universities curriculums. A report will be drafted to clarify which “practices and methods” are not backed by scientific evidence, and this will then be used to filter out academic degrees that do not meet the criteria. The government says the document is open to suggestions from all relevant sectors, including regional governments, university professors, scientific communities and associations. The plan comes two months after 400 Spanish scientists signed an open letter calling for action against pseudo-science following the death of a cancer patient who refused traditional medicine.

Academic Carme Riera doesn’t let her Literature students off with the “many mistakes” they make at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. “People don’t follow the rules in spelling – often their phones or emails correct the mistakes for them and they don’t even notice,” she says, adding that the influence of English on the Spanish language has had a “devastating” and ongoing effect. History teacher Javier Herrera, from the Association of Andalusian High School Teachers, recognizes that spelling mistakes surface in all subjects and that all the teachers should get together to come up with a solution. With the LOMCE reforms, primary pupils now receive 20 percent more Spanish Language class time and experts suggest that this might be the age to tackle the issue head on. “We can tell straight off which school the (primary) student comes from according to his or her maturity in this area,” says Herrera. “We can tell if they have had a teacher who has put emphasis on getting them to write well.” “It’s not just about more language classes,” says writer Julio Llamazares. “It’s also to do with the social prestige of expressing yourself well and writing well. And the problem arises because many young people deliberately write badly on social networks because if they don’t they’ll be seen differently.” In the most recent exams for teaching posts in secondary schools, professional training colleges and language centres, sat by 200,000 candidates, the use of abbreviated words – tb for también (also) or pq for porque (because) – and also colloquial phrases were pervasive. In Madrid, the academies that were preparing students for the exam warned them that they would lose 0.10 points for each abbreviation or for putting a forward slash at the end of an adjective to

indicate an adverb such as completa/ (completely), which is how they might take their notes in class. “If you are not able to use the proper writing tools, you will end up impoverishing your thinking or at least how you express it,” says Llamazares. “Being able to write and speak well enables you to express your ideas better. It’s not just a whim.” The Education Ministry is set on reforming the exam system for civil servant positions, including teaching posts, after the last exam results left 1,984 vacancies unfilled. But the regions publish the criteria by which these exams are graded and only then does the board of judges have the power to add extra criteria such as marking down for spelling mistakes. “I think it’s right that (good spelling) should be required from aspiring teachers,” says Fernández-Ordónez. “We should be demanding a lot from secondary teachers, which is something that perhaps hasn’t been done for some years.”

“So, when we see a star apparently moving to and fro, we can probably infer that there’s a planet orbiting it.” Ribas’ co-author Cristina RodríguezLópez says the discovery is a significant step forward in the search for planets beyond the Solar System that may house suitable conditions for life to survive on

their surface. Spanish scientists were joined in this massive mission by space researchers from the UK, USA, France, Germany, Switzerland, Chile, Israel, China and Poland.

Should students be failed? There is an ongoing dilemma among teachers about failing students, not just for spelling, but in general because the Education Inspectorate is against it. Javier Herrera, from the Association of Andalusia High School Teachers, says that the monitoring authority makes decisions that fly in the face of academic criteria. Last year, the Association of Education Inspectors proposed in Congress allowing students to pass high school with one subject still hanging in the balance. According to academic Inés FernándezOrdóñez:“If we were strict about this, a lot of people simply wouldn’t pass. Levels have dropped. (Spanish philologist) Rafael Lapesa failed 60 percent of the class and nothing happened. But now it makes you a bad teacher.”

LIFE IN SPACE Popular culture has been full of inventions of extraterrestrial creatures, from little green men with multiple eyes to white, pointy-faced Munch-style Scream faces, but almost 60 years on from the moon landings, we're still none the wiser. Space scientists have been focusing mainly on Mars in recent years, but their Holy Grail could be closer to home: Barnard B, a Super-Earth discovered just this week, is a mere six light years from our own planet and may well hold the key to the question we've been asking ourselves for decades: what does life elsewhere in the universe actually look like? Among the 60-plus researchers from 10 countries, astronomer Ignasi Ribas from Spain’s High Council of Scientific Investigation (CSIC)’s Institute of Space Sciences and member of the Catalunya Space Studies Institute is the main author of the reports being avidly digested worldwide about this unexpected discovery. According to Ribas, Barnard B – named after the star it orbits, called Barnard – is at least 3.2 times the size of Earth, and its year lasts 233 Earth days. Its distance from Barnard, its sun, is 40 percent of that of our own, but the new planet only gets 2 percent of the amount of light Earth receives; its sun is very weak, and the planet's temperature – at least at this time

of year and in the parts seen so far – is an unthinkable -170ºC; unsurprisingly, it is covered in ice. As yet, researchers are unsure what lies beneath the ice – whether it is rocky, or less dense, like a smaller version of Neptune. What they do know is that the sun Barnard is nearly twice as old as our sun, between seven and 10 billion years, and relatively inactive. Barnard B sits in the so-called ice line – an area within the orbit of a star where volatile compounds such as water condense and become solid – meaning it is 'very improbable' the planet has water on its surface, Ribas reveals. But it may have water in the subsoil, which could be conducive to life, despite the exceptionally hostile conditions. Barnard B is ‘far from what we would call an inhabitable zone’, in Ribas’ exact words – this being defined as a planet at the right distance from its sun to have unfrozen water on its surface. “If it does have life – and we haven’t ruled this out – it would be similar to what we expect would be found on Jupiter’s and Saturn’s frozen moons, such as Europa or Encelado,” Ribas explains. Described as a major challenge for space researchers and one of the biggest international space observation projects in history, the discovery involved

collating more than 20 years’ worth of data captured via over 770 methods using seven different instruments in observatories all over the world, and spending two years analysing them. And it could be no further information exists about either Barnard B or Próxima B, but the 60-strong team – which includes scientists from the Astrophysics Institutes of Andalucía and the Canary Islands, Madrid’s Complutense University and Barcelona’s Astrobiology Centre (CAB) - intends to keep studying both and looking out for possible signs of other planets in their vicinity. How did the team find it? The Doppler Technique – one of numerous methods designed by astronomers to seek out planets impossible to spot by direct observation – was employed in the case of Próxima B and Barnard B. The presence of a planet creates effects on the star it orbits, meaning planets can be traced by observing stars. “When a light source comes close to its observer, its spectrum moves slightly towards blue and its waves are shorter; when the light source moves further away, the spectrum shifts towards the red and its waves become longer,” Ribas explains. “Gravity on the planet makes the star it orbits move, too.


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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 11.30pm 12.05am 12.20am 2.20am 4.00am 4.50am

Sky Sports 1

Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records You’ve Been Framed! Ninja Warrior UK Emmerdale You’ve Been Framed! The Ellen DeGeneres Show Planet’s Got Talent I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! Emmerdale You’ve Been Framed! The Ellen DeGeneres Show The Jeremy Kyle Show I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! You’ve Been Framed! Two and a Half Men Family Guy I’m a Celebrity ... Extra Camp Family Guy American Dad! Two and a Half Men Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records Teleshopping ITV2 Nightscreen

11.20am

A Matter of Life and Debt Make Me a Dealer Shop Well for Less BBC News at 9 Victoria Derbyshire BBC Newsroom Live Politics Live Think Tank The House That £100k Built Sudan Animals Unexpected Eggheads Flog It! Strictly: It Takes Two Richard Osman’s House of Games Match of the Day Live FA Cup Second Round The Mash Report Newsnight Sir Cliff Richard: Radio 2 in Concert Roots Panorama Maid in Hell: Why Slavery? Doctor Who This is BBC Two

E4

Emmerdale Noah takes a daring risk. Charity makes a commitment. Maya is plagued with jealousy.

7.30am 7.55am 8.20am 8.45am 9.10am 9.40am 10.10am 10.40am 11.05am 12.00pm 12.30pm 1.00pm 1.05pm 2.05pm 3.10pm 4.00pm 5.00pm 6.00pm 6.30pm 7.00pm 7.30pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.05am 1.10am 2.45am 3.35am 4.05am 5.00am 6.45am

Coronation Street Kate’s determination for a baby leads to a drunken proposition. Evelyn punishes Hope’s bad behaviour. The community gathers for Jack’s fundraiser. Robert dismisses Kate’s crazy idea. Tyrone finally tells Evelyn to move out of number nine. Gina schemes to prevent Sally from talking to Tim.

3rd Rock from the Sun 3rd Rock from the Sun 3rd Rock from the Sun Everybody Loves Raymond Everybody Loves Raymond Frasier Frasier Frasier Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA The Simpsons The Simpsons Channel 4 News A New Life in the Sun Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas Countdown Fifteen to One A Place in the Sun Four in a Bed Come Dine with Me The Simpsons Hollyoaks Channel 4 News Unreported World Alone at Home Gogglebox The Last Leg Ministry of Justice Bullet to the Head The First On the Edge The Great Songwriters Big House, Little House Triathlon

BBC 4 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.00am 1.00am 1.30am 2.30am 3.30am 4.30am

World News Today Top of the Pops The Live Lounge Show Proclaimers: This is the Story Stevie Wonder: A Musical History Sharon Osbourne Presents Rock ‘N’ Roll’s Dodgiest Deals Top of the Pops ... Sings the Beatles Rollermania: Britain’s Biggest Boy Band The Live Lounge Show This is BBC Four

9.55am 10.30am 11.30am 12.35pm 1.05pm 1.35pm 2.10pm 2.40pm 3.10pm 3.40pm 4.15pm 4.50pm 5.20pm 5.50pm 6.55pm 7.55pm 8.55pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 12.05am 1.10am 2.05am 3.05am 4.10am

Food Unwrapped A Place in the Sun 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 Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me Escape to the Chateau DIY The Secret Life of the Zoo The Supervet Grand Design Shades of Guilt 24 Hours in A&E 24 Hours in A&E Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA 24 Hours in A&E 8 Out of 10 Cats

ITV3

SOAP watch

Eastenders Jean is determined to make Hayley’s birthday special. Kat gets a shock.

Channel 4

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Channel 5 7.00am

Peppa Pig

7.05am

Peppa Pig

7.10am

Milkshake! Monkey: Bananas About Food

7.15am

Luo Bao Bei

7.30am

The Secret Life of Puppies

7.35am

Wissper

7.40am

Noddy: Toyland Detective

7.55am

Thomas and Friends: Big World! Big Adventures!

8.05am

Fireman Sam

8.15am

Shane the Chef

8.35am

Peppa Pig

8.45am

Peppa Pig

8.55am

Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom

9.05am

Paw Patrol

9.25am

Floogals

9.40am

Shimmer and Shine

9.55am

Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom

10.05am

Peppa Pig

10.15am

Jeremy Vine

12.15pm

A Royal Christmas

1.45pm

Neighbours

2.15pm

Angels in the Snow

4.00pm

Christmas with the Andersons

5.45pm

5 News at 5

6.00pm

Friends

6.30pm

Friends

7.00pm

Neighbours

7.30pm

5 News Tonight

8.00pm

The Gadget Show

9.00pm

Britain by Boat

10.00pm

Portillo’s Hidden History of Britain

11.00pm

Mad Max: Fury Road

1.15am

Super Casino

4.10am

GPs: Behind Closed Doors

5.00am

Inside Russia’s Toughest Prisons

5.45am

House Doctor

6.10am

Divine Designs

6.35am

Wildlife SOS

7.00am 7.50am 8.10am 8.35am 9.35am 10.40am 11.40am 12.45pm 1.50pm 2.30pm 5.00pm 6.05pm 7.10pm 7.35pm 8.05pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 11.05pm 12.40am 1.45am 2.50am 3.40am 4.00am

The Chase Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Kojak Quincy, M.E. Minder The Sweeney The Professionals The Protectors ITV Racing: Live from Newbury The Sweeney The Professionals Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Pawn Stars Monster Carp The Fugitive FYI Daily The Fugitive Out of Their Skin Out of Their Skin Minder ITV4 Nightscreen Teleshopping

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BBC2

CostaBlancaPeople 27th Nov.-3rd Dec.

ITV1

7.00am

Breakfast

7.25am

Top Class

7.00am

Children’s programmes

11.00am

Saturday Kitchen Live

7.55am

All Over the Place

10.25am

ITV News

12.30pm

Classic Mary Berry

8.25am

Wild and Weird 2

1.00pm

Football Focus

8.40am

Show Me What You’re Made of

2.00pm

BBC News

9.10am

Got What it Takes? Grand Final

10.00am

Super Smart Animals

2.15pm

Snooker

11.00am

5.30pm

Final Score

6.25pm

www.costablancapeople.com

Channel 4

Channel 5

7.10am

Mobil 1 the Grid

7.00am

Peppa Pig

7.40am

Motorsports

7.05am

Peppa Pig

8.35am

Everybody Loves Raymond

7.10am

Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom

9.00am

Everybody Loves Raymond

7.20am

Luo Bao Bei

10.30am

Saturday Morning with James Martin

12.40pm

Gino’s Italian Coastal Escape

1.10pm

The X Factor

9.25am

Frasier

7.35am

Noddy: Toyland Detective

Bringing Up the Baby

2.15pm

ITV Lunchtime News

9.55am

Frasier

7.45am

Fireman Sam

12.00pm

Homes Under the Hammer

2.30pm

ITV Racing: Live from Newbury

10.25am

The Big Bang Theory

7.55am

Thomas and Friends

The Time it Takes

1.00pm

A Cook Abroad

5.00pm

Catchphrase

10.55am

The Big Bang Theory

8.10am

Bob the Builder

7.00pm

BBC News

2.00pm

Escape to the Country

5.45pm

ITV Evening News

11.20am

The Big Bang Theory

8.25am

Digby Dragon

7.10pm

Regional News and Weather

3.00pm

Rugby Union

5.55pm

ITV News London

11.50am

The Simpsons

8.45am

Peppa Pig

Pointless

Star Wars Episode III -

The Simpsons

7.15pm

6.05pm

12.20pm

8.55am

Peppa Pig

9.00am

Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom

9.15am

Paw Patrol

9.30am

Nella the Princess Knight

5.30pm

Snooker

6.30pm

McFarland, USA

8.05pm

Strictly Come Dancing

8.30pm

Life in the Snow

9.10pm

Michael Mcintyre’s Big Show

9.30pm

Dad’s Army

8.30pm

12.50pm

The Simpsons

Revenge of the Sith

1.20pm

Come Dine with Me

The X Factor

2.20pm

Four in a Bed

10.15pm

Casualty

10.00pm

Darcey Bussell: Dancing to Happiness

10.30pm

I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!

2.55pm

Four in a Bed

11.00pm

BBC News

11.00pm

QI XL

11.30pm

ITV News

3.25pm

Four in a Bed

11.45pm

Snowfall All Girls Live at the Apollo

Jaws

Four in a Bed

12.30am

11.50pm

3.55pm

Snooker

Jackpot247

4.30pm

1.15am

2.10am

5.00pm

11.20pm

Match of the Day

12.45am

The NFL Show

1.15am

Weather for the Week Ahead

2.05am

Snooker

4.00am

Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs

1.20am

BBC News

4.05am

This is BBC Two

4.25am

ITV Nightscreen

ITV2 7.00am 7.30am 9.50am 12.50pm 2.15pm 2.45pm 3.45pm 3.50pm 4.50pm 6.25pm 7.35pm 7.40pm 8.50pm 9.55pm 10.00pm 11.30pm 12.35am 1.05am 1.35am 2.05am 2.30am 2.55am 3.25am 3.55am 6.55am

Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records Emmerdale Omnibus Coronation Street Omnibus I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! You’ve Been Framed! Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams FYI Daily Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! The Mummy Returns FYI Daily The Mummy Returns Creed FYI Daily Creed I’m a Celebrity ... Extra Camp Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy American Dad! American Dad! Bordertown Teleshopping ITV2 Nightscreen

Sky Sports 1 7.00am

Live Rugbys 7s: Dubai

9.30am

Live European Tour Golf

1.00pm

Football

4.00pm

Live Rugby 7s: Dubai

5.00pm

Gillette Soccer Saturday

6.00pm

EFL Greatest Games

6.15pm

Football

9.00pm

Live PGA Tour Golf

11.00pm

Live NBA: Milwauke @ New York

1.30am

Sporting Greats

2.00am

Sky Sports News

3.00am

Sky Sports News

4.00am

Sky Sports News

Maya the Bee: The Honey Games

8.35am

Against the Wild: The Great Elephant Adventure

7.00am 7.30am 8.00am 8.30am 9.00am 9.30am 10.00am 10.30am 11.00am 12.30pm 1.00pm 1.30pm 2.00pm 3.00pm 4.00pm 6.15pm 6.30pm 9.00pm 11.55pm 12.55am 1.55am 2.55am 4.00am 5.00am 5.30am 6.00am 6.30am

Futurama Futurama Modern Family Modern Family Modern Family Modern Family The Simpsons The Simpsons Soccer A.M. Futurama Futurama Futurama Supergirl The Flash Gillette Soccer Saturday Premier League Greatest Games The Simpsons Superman Returns The Russell Howard Hour An Idiot Abroad A League of Their Own The Heist S.W.A.T. Futurama Futurama Futurama Futurama

5.00am

Sky Sports News

6.00am

Sky Sports News

7.00am

A Christmas Wedding Tail

7.00am

Murder, She Wrote

8.40am

Melissa and Joey

7.45am

Jane Eyre

9.05am

Couples Come Dine with Me

10.15am

Made in Chelsea

10.00am

Columbo: A Deadly State of Mind Columbo

Sky Movies Premiere 7.00am

Sky 1

E4

11.20am

The Goldbergs

11.35am

12.20pm

Lady Bird

12.55pm

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

1.40pm

Hidden Treasure

2.00pm

The Greatest Showman

3.25pm

Young Sheldon

3.40pm

Agatha Christie’s Poirot

3.55pm

The Big Bang Theory 4.50pm

Agatha Christie’s Poirot

6.00pm

Agatha Christie’s Poirot

8.00pm

Midsomer Murders

3.50pm

A Very Sordid Wedding

5.45pm

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

5.50pm

Maya the Bee: The Honey Games

8.00pm

The Big Bang Theory

7.20pm

Lady Bird

10.00pm

Identity Thief

12.10am

Gogglebox

9.00pm

The Greatest Showman

2.20am

Rude Tube

10.00pm

Midsomer Murders

10.50pm

Father Figures

3.25am

The Inbetweeners

12.00am

A Touch of Frost

12.50am

A Very Sordid Wedding

4.15am

Gogglebox

2.15am

On the Buses

5.05am

Happy Together

5.30am

New Girl

2.40am

On the Buses ITV3 Nightscreen Teleshopping

2.50am

Sweet Country

4.50am

Her Magical Christmas

5.50am

Melissa and Joey

3.05am

6.30am

Moana: Special

6.15am

Rude(ish) Tube

3.30am

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE movie SWITCHED FOR CHRISTMAS 6.55pm Channel 5 ROUGE NATION 10pm Channel 4 PICKS

Drama. A pair of estranged identical twins, each jealous of each other, meet for an obligatory pre-Christmas lunch. As they are frustrated with their own lives, they decide to swap places and be the other person until Christmas. Only when they begin to lead the new lives, both the sisters discover the true essence of life and learn to respect the lives they already had.

Shimmer and Shine

10.00am

Pirata and Capitano

Four in a Bed

10.15am

Rusty Rivets

A Place in the Sun

10.30am

Floogals

5.30pm

Location, Location, Location

10.50am

Paw Patrol

6.30pm

Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas

11.00am

Rise of the Teenage Mutant

7.30pm

Channel 4 News

8.00pm

Britain’s Most Historic Towns

11.15am

The Family Man

9.00pm

Secrets of China’s Forbidden City

1.35pm

Deck the Halls

10.00pm

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

3.15pm

Christmas in Evergreen

12.35am

Hail, Caesar!

5.10pm

Snowed-Inn Christmas

2.25am

Ministry of Justice

6.10pm

5 News

3.20am

Hollyoaks Omnibus

6.15pm

Snowed-Inn Christmas

5.25am

Food Unwrapped

6.55pm

Switched for Christmas

5.50am

Big House, Little House

7.55pm

5 News

6.45am

King of Queens

8.00pm

Switched for Christmas

8.40pm

Christmas Makes You Laugh Out Loud

9.05pm

Shop Smart, Save Money for Christmas

9.55pm

5 News Weekend

10.00pm

Egypt Unwrapped

11.00pm

Secrets of Tutankhamun’s Treasures

11.55pm

Secrets of Tutankhamun’s Treasures

12.55am

Criminals Caught on Camera

BBC 4 8.00pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 10.45pm 11.25pm 12.25am 1.25am 2.00am 2.30am 3.30am 4.00am 4.30am

The Secret History of Our Streets Operation Gold Rush with Dan Snow The Sinner The Sinner Sisters in Country R.E.M at the BBC Top of the Pops Top of the Pops The Secret History of Our Streets Blackadder Goes Forth Blackadder Goes Forth This is BBC Four

9.55am 10.25am 11.30am 12.30pm 1.35pm 2.40pm 3.40pm 4.15pm 4.50pm 5.20pm 5.50pm 6.20pm 6.55pm 7.25pm 7.55pm 8.25pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.35pm 12.10am 12.45am 1.45am 2.45am 3.20am 3.50am 4.35am

Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas Jamie’s Festive Feast A Place in the Sun A Place in the Sun Location, Location, Location Location, Location, Location Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me Come Dine with Me Four in a Bed Four in a Bed Four in a Bed Four in a Bed Four in a Bed The Year Britain Froze Britain’s Wildest Weather Father Ted Father Ted 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown Father Ted Father Ted 8 Out of 10 Cats Food Unwrapped

ITV3

Father Figures

10.20am

9.50am

With the IMF now disbanded and Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) out in the cold, a new threat - called the Syndicate - soon emerges. The Syndicate is a network of highly skilled operatives who are dedicated to establishing a new world order via an escalating series of terrorist attacks. Faced with what may be the most impossible mission yet, Ethan gathers his team and joins forces with Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), a disavowed British agent who may or may not be a member of this deadly rogue nation.

Ninja Turtles

1.15am

Super Casino

4.10am

Violent Child, Desperate Parents

5.00am

Police UK: Armed and Deadly

5.45am

House Doctor

6.10am

Divine Designs

6.35am

Wildlife SOS

7.00am 7.10am 7.40am 8.30am 9.25am 10.30am 11.30am 12.00pm 12.25pm 1.00pm 5.35pm 6.35pm 6.40pm 8.00pm 10.05pm 11.10pm 11.15pm 12.20am 1.25am 1.30am 2.40am 3.35am 3.45am 4.00am

World of Sport The Protectors The Professionals Motorsport UK Road Racing Series ITV Racing: The Opening Show The Car Chasers The Car Chasers The Car Chasers Pawn Stars The Way West FYI Daily The Way West Hornblower The Gauntlet FYI Daily The Gauntlet Falling Down FYI Daily Falling Down The Americans World of Sport ITV4 Nightscreen Teleshopping

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Television: Sun. 2nd December

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BBC1 7.00am 9.35am 11.00am 12.00pm 12.30pm 1.30pm 2.00pm 2.15pm 2.50pm 5.05pm 6.05pm 6.20pm 6.30pm 7.30pm 8.20pm 9.00pm 10.00pm 11.00pm 11.20pm 11.30pm 12.40am 1.15am 2.15am 2.45am 2.50am

Breakfast Match of the Day The Andrew Marr Show Sunday Politics My Faith and Me: Cherry Healey Bargain Hunt BBC News Songs of Praise FA Cup Final Score Dynasties BBC News Regional News and Weather Countryfile Doctor Who Strictly Come Dancing Dynasties Little Drummer Girl BBC News Regional News and Weather Match of the Day 2 The Women’s Football Show The Apprentice The Apprentice: You’re Fired! Weather for the Week Ahead BBC News

BBC2 7.45am

Greatest Gardens

8.15am

Great British Garden Revival

9.15am

The Instant Gardener

10.05am

Countryfile

11.00am

Saturday Kitchen Best Bites

12.30pm

The Hairy Bikers’ Asian Adventure

1.30pm

Food and Drink

2.00pm

Snooker

7.00pm

Match of the Day: FA Cup Highlights

8.00pm

Britain’s Biggest Warship

9.00pm

Dragons’ Den

10.00pm

Gun No 6

11.10pm

The Mash Report

11.40pm 12.15am

Snooker

1.05am

Snooker

3.05am

Question Time

4.05am

Holby City

5.05am

This is BBC Two

ITV2 7.00am 7.40am 10.10am 1.05pm 2.05pm 3.05pm 3.40pm 4.05pm 5.05pm 5.10pm 6.10pm 6.40pm 7.40pm 7.45pm 8.45pm 9.45pm 9.50pm 10.50pm 11.20pm 12.25am 12.50am 1.20am 1.50am 2.20am 2.45am 3.15am 6.45am

Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records Emmerdale Omnibus Coronation Street Omnibus I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! Celebrity Catchphrase You’ve Been Framed! You’ve Been Framed! Jack Frost FYI Daily Jack Frost Shrek the Halls How the Grinch Stole Christmas FYI Daily How the Grinch Stole Christmas The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift FYI Daily The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Family Guy I’m a Celebrity ... Extra Camp Family Guy Family Guy Family Guy American Dad! American Dad! Bordertown Teleshopping ITV2 Nightscreen

Against the Wild: The Great Elephant Adventure

8.50am 10.20am

Maya the Bee: The Honey Games Wonder Wheel

12.05pm

The Greatest Showman

2.05pm

Maya the Bee: The Honey Games

3.35pm

Lady Bird

5.25pm

Against the Wild: The Great Elephant Adventure

7.10pm

Wonder Wheel

9.00pm

The Greatest Showman

10.50pm

Lady Bird

12.30am

Father Figures

2.40am

A Very Sordid Wedding

4.50am

Top Ten Show, the 2018

5.10am

Her Magical Christmas

movie PICKS

7.00pm 7.15pm 7.30pm 8.30pm 10.00pm 11.20pm 11.35pm 12.35am 1.00am 4.00am 4.50am 6.05am

Children’s programmes ITV News Doc Martin Midsomer Murders ITV Lunchtime News The X Factor Paul O’grady: For the Love of Dogs The Chase Tenable How to Spend it Well at Christmas with Phillip Schofield ITV Evening News ITV News London The Chase: Celebrity Special The X Factor I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! ITV News David Walliams Presents ... Revenge of Alright on the Night Football Genius Jackpot247 Motorsport UK ITV Nightscreen The Jeremy Kyle Show

Sky Sports 1 7.00am

Sky Sports News

8.00am

Total Goals

8.30am

Live European Tour Golf

12.00pm

Live Renault Super Sunday

3.00pm

Live Renault Super Sunday

5.00pm

Live Renault Super Sunday

7.30pm

Live NFL: Sunday

10.00pm

Live NFL: Sunday

1.45am

My Icon

2.00am

My Icon

2.10am

Live NFL: Sunday

6.00am

Sky Sports News

7.00am 9.20am 9.35am 10.35am 11.40am 1.30pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.30pm 8.00pm 8.30pm 9.00pm 10.50pm 11.25pm 11.55pm 12.25am 12.50am 1.55am 3.00am 3.55am 4.20am

Hollyoaks Omnibus Rude(ish) Tube Shorts Made in Chelsea Don’t Tell the Bride Thunderbirds We’re Going on a Bear Hunt The Goldbergs The Goldbergs The Goldbergs The Big Bang Theory Young Sheldon The Big Bang Theory Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer The Inbetweeners The Inbetweeners The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory Tattoo Fixers Gogglebox Rude Tube Rude(ish) Tube Hollyoaks Omnibus

Sky Movies Premiere 7.00am

I’ll Get This

ITV1 7.00am 10.25am 10.30am 11.30am 1.25pm 1.35pm 3.30pm 4.00pm 5.00pm 6.00pm

Sky 1 7.00am 8.00am 9.00am 10.00am 10.30am 11.00am 11.30am 12.00pm 1.00pm 2.00pm 3.00pm 4.00pm 4.30pm 5.00pm 5.30pm 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 Hour of Power Supergirl The Flash Futurama The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons WWE Raw NCIS: Los Angeles NCIS: Los Angeles Landscape Artist of the Year Modern Family Modern Family Modern Family Modern Family Modern Family Modern Family The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons A League of Their Own S.W.A.T. Hawaii Five-0 NCIS: Los Angeles MacGyver S.W.A.T. The Force: Manchester Road Wars Road Wars Road Wars

7.00am

On the Buses

7.25am

Heartbeat

8.20am

Heartbeat

9.25am

Bertie and Elizabeth

11.30am

Agatha Christie’s Poirot

12.35pm

Agatha Christie’s Poirot

1.50pm

Santa Claus

4.00pm

Columbo: Death Hits the Jackpot

6.00pm

Endeavour

E4

THE INCREDIBLES

6.25pm Channel 4

Being a superhero isn’t as much fun as it used to be, especially when the people you’ve saved start to sue you. So Mr Incredible, wife Elastigirl and their family go into the Superhero Relocation Programme to avoid the lawsuits and become a dull suburban family called the Parrs. But our larger than life superhero hardly fits into his insurance office cubicle, and certainly doesn’t fit the job.

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS

6.40pm ITV2

The town of Whoville is populated by the Whos; all of the Whos love Christmas, but outside of Whoville lives a creature that hates Christmas - the Grinch. This year’s celebrations prompt the Grinch to come up with his meanest act against the Whos yet - he will steal everything Christmas-related from Whoville, leaving it with nothing to celebrate’

Channel 4 7.10am

King of Queens

7.35am

Everybody Loves Raymond

8.00am

Everybody Loves Raymond

8.25am

Frasier

8.55am

Frasier

9.25am

Frasier

9.55am

Jamie Cooks Italy

10.30am

Sunday Brunch

1.30pm

The Simpsons

2.00pm

The Simpsons

2.30pm

Stuart Little

4.05pm

Back to the Future Part III

6.25pm

The Incredibles

8.35pm

Channel 4 News

9.00pm

Escape to the Chateau

10.00pm

A Very British Country House

11.00pm

Tin Star

11.55pm

8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

12.55am

Tale of Tales

3.15am

The Last Leg

4.10am

Mobil 1 the Grid

4.35am

Big House, Little House

5.30am

Food Unwrapped

5.55am

Fifteen to One

6.50am

Countdown

8.00pm 9.00pm 9.30pm

4.40am

A History of Christianity Tomorrow’s World Wallace and Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death Stop-Motion Heroes: A History of British Animation Animation 2018 Natural World Addicted to Sheep John Berger: The Art of Looking Stop-Motion Heroes: A History of British Animation This is BBC Four

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BARCELONA RAIL ACCIDENT

At least one person is dead and 49 injured after a commuter train derailed in Spain’s Catalonia region due to a landslide, according to the railway company Renfe and the Catalan police force, the Mossos d’Esquadra. Five people are reported to be in a moderately serious condition as a result of the accident, which took place at 6.15am last Wednesday in Vacarisses (Barcelona province), an hour from the city of Barcelona. A total of 44 people were left with light injuries.

There were around 133 passengers riding on the train at the time of the incident, said firefighters. Emergency services confirmed that everyone was evacuated in a short space of time. According to authorities, 83 people were unharmed. Of these passengers, 30 were taken by bus to the Terrassa train station, while the rest were brought to a sports centre in Vacarrisses for psychological assistance. The identity of the victim remains unknown. Police sources say the person

likely died in the impact. They explained that some of the doors of the train were pulled off in the collision, which would have thrown the victim out of the car. The last two cars in the six-car train, which was covering the Manresa-Sant Vicenç de Calders route, came off the tracks as a result of the landslide. Catalan deputy premier Pere Aragonès told Spanish news agency EFE that he blamed the landslide on the recent heavy rain. “It’s common sense and evidence shows that the landslide was caused by the rain. We will have to do a survey and investigate to determine the exact causes but everything indicates that is was due to rain,” he said. Catalonia has been experiencing heavy rains in the past few days, as has most of the Mediterranean region. Catalan premier Quim Torra and two top aides travelled straight to Vacarisses to follow the emergency operation in person.


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Mobsters run riot in Marbella A man shot dead tonight in popular Brit hotspot Marbella is believed to be foreign. The victim, whose identity has not been revealed, was shot dead at around 8.30pm last week. Although his nationality has not yet been confirmed, well placed sources told international press that he is foreign. The incident is believed to have taken place on a residential street in the Sierra Blanca area of upmarket Nagueles. He was shot several times as he was opening his garage door, before the attacker fled on motorbike. It comes after a sudden surge of brazen gangland killings have ravaged the coast in recent months. The terrifying attacks have seen four victims tortured and killed, while last month two bombs shockingly exploded in San Pedro de Alcantara and Benahavis – believed to have been part of a settling of scores between drug traffickers. Just three weeks ago an alleged mobster was shot in the middle of a sushi

restaurant in Torremolinos. Meanwhile, a Spaniard was shockingly kidnapped and shot at 13 times in front of terrified expats in Estepona on 2nd October. In one of the most horrific incidents to date, a 35-year-old was shot, knee-capped and given the horrific Glasgow Smile in Marbella, after being tricked into

meeting the gangsters in September. And just 10 days later a 24-year-old Brit was stabbed in the legs by an attacker in Puerto Banus. Officers believe the most recent incident could be another gangland attack. No suspects have been arrested. The investigation continues.


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Expat campaigners slam withdrawal agreement British expat campaigners have chair of British in Europe, Jane slammed the draft Brexit Golding. Withdrawal Agreement, claiming “However it is clear from the it has ‘failed’ millions of Brits in text that some changes have in Europe. Activist groups, fact been made. It is unacceptable the3million and British in Europe and upsetting that free have formed a united front to movement – a lifeline for many of blast Theresa May’s proposal, us – has been excluded when stating they feel ‘betrayed’. both sides knew it was critical for The two groups – the largest coalition of Brits in Europe with some 35,000 members – said despite ‘good progress in the early stage of negotiations’ that ‘negotiators have failed to deliver their promise’ in protecting expats’ rights. “The 3.6 million EU citizens living in the UK have to pay to apply to stay in their home,” a British in Europe statement read, “they will undergo systematic criminality checks and can lose the new status if family or work obligations mean they have to leave the country for five years.” They added that the deal only adds to the ‘uncertainty’ expats Nicolas Hatton have been feeling since the us.” referendum and are concerned It comes after the 585-page they will lose free movement. draft withdrawal agreement was “We were told in March that released to the public rencently, citizens’ rights were a done deal outlining proposals for Britain’s and that discussions on this exit from the EU on 29th March would not be reopened,” said co- next year.

In a tumultuous morning in Westminster, a staggering seven MPs resigned over the deal when it was made public. But the deal will first have to pass through Parliament before becoming law, while the EU held a summit on 25th November to finalise the UK’s withdrawal agreement. MP and influential Brexiteer, Jacob Rees-Mogg called an 11th hour press conference calling for a vote of no-confidence against Theresa May, saying her deal was ‘worse than anticipated’. Meanwhile, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn described the deal as a ‘huge and damaging failure’, which his party will not back. Chair of the 3million, Nicolas Hatton, said expats are being used as ‘bargaining chips’ and are now facing a ‘lifelong limbo’ under the Withdrawal Agreement. He said: “the3million feels betrayed by the Brexit negotiators. The Withdrawal Agreement does not protect our existing rights, and shamefully creates more insecurity by allowing the Home Office to pick and choose the EU citizens they want to keep.”


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Inditex heiress Marta Ortega marries Inditex heiress Marta Ortega and Carlos Torretta, son of Argentinian fashion designer Roberto, are now married – in a much quieter and more homely ceremony than the former's first wedding to showjumper Sergio Álvarez Moya – having having announced the date less than a month ago. Marta, 34, wore a one-off creation by Valentino and white leather court shoes, with her only jewellery being pink diamond stud earrings and her platinumand-diamond engagement ring, plus a blue wristband in keeping with tradition. Carlos, 33, wore a midnight blue suit by London tailor Savile Row. The wedding took place in Marta's family home in the central O Parrote neighbourhood of A Coruña, Galicia, a civil ceremony attended only by closest family and friends of the bride and groom, including Carlos' mother Carmen Echeverría and his sister, wearing Roberto Torretta creations, plus the bridesmaids and page-boys – who included Marta's five-year-old son with Sergio, Amancio Álvarez – all of whom wore Massimo Dutti, one of Inditex's many high-street brands. Marta's bouquet was designed by French florist Thierry Boutemy, with colours inspired by the

natural landscape of Galicia with plenty of foliage and tailored to fit in with the complete look created for the bride by Pierpaolo Piccioli. A reception for all those present was held in the Ortega family's dining room, with Galician chef Pepe Solla providing the catering, and later, an evening reception for 400 took place in the A Coruña yacht club hall hired by Inditex founder and father of the bride, Amancio Ortega, for €70 a head, featuring cocktails, Galician white wine and regional cuisine served up by chefs Javier Olleros of Culler de Pau and Ricardo Sanz of Kabuki restaurants. Live entertainment was provided by three young, up-and-coming artists – singer and musician Sam French and bands The Bluebirds

and Watermat. The couple began dating twoand-a-half years ago, about a year after Marta's marriage to Sergio ended, and Carlos – a PR and fine arts graduate from Pace University New York who was splitting his life as a model scout between New York and Spain decided to settle permanently in Madrid's up-market Salamanca neighbourhood with Marta, setting up his own PR firm, West Village Images. Marta's own career was set in stone from day one, but she has had to work hard at it – as soon as she graduated, she underwent an extensive international training programme preparing her for taking over the family empire from her dad Amancio, 80.


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Spain tops list for verbal street Patching up the beaches harassment, study finds A survey carried out in five EU countries and the United States rates Spain as the worst offender for street harassment against women. The poll showed that more women in Spain have been the targets of “disrespectful” behaviour and sexist insults than women in Germany, France, Italy, the UK or the US. But Spain ranked below average for physical aggression, according to a survey conducted by Ifop, an international market research group, for the JeanJaurès Foundation and the European Foundation of Progressive Studies. Among Spanish respondents, 92 percent said they had experienced some kind of verbal or physical aggression of a sexual nature at some point in their lives. The figures drop significantly for the last 12 months, a fact that experts view as evidence that the #MeToo movement could be having an effect. “There is now greater awareness about what is acceptable and what is not for women in public spaces,” says François Kraus, policy director at the Ifop Institute and the person who was in charge of the survey, which polled more than 6,000 women in six countries. The study comes at a time when street harassment has become a subject of public debate. In France, a new law was passed in the summer that set out fines for harassers. According to the results of the survey,

86 percent of Spanish women have put up with whistling on the street at some point in their lives, compared with the European average of 65 percent and the US average of 70 percent. And 76 percent of Spanish women reported getting stares, compared with the European average of 62 percent. Also, 50 percent of women in Spain said they had been the targets of sexual gestures, compared with the European average of 36 percent. Statistics show that these figures have

dropped in Spain the last 12 months: by 23 percent in the case of whistling, and by 8 percent in the case of rude gestures, but they remain above the European average. As for physical assault and rape, the statistics are similar or lower than those in other countries. Asked if they had ever been touched without consent in a public space, the European average was 34 percent, while in Spain it was 28 percent. And 7 percent of women in Spain reported having been raped, compared with 10% in Europe and 20% in the US.

“What is relatively reassuring is that this sexist climate in Spain does not translate into more cases of physical violence than in other countries,” said Kraus. “Street harassment against women in Spain is above all verbal.” Kraus added that the study did not take into account the impact of specific cases such as La Manada, a gang-rape in Pamplona that galvanised public opinion in Spain. Young women Across all countries, younger women are more likely to be the targets of street harassment. A total of 63 percent of Spanish respondents under 25 years of age said they had been whistled at in the last 12 months, compared with the Spanish average of 23 percent. This trend is visible in all countries included in the study, said Kraus, because there is “greater vulnerability at the beginning of one’s adult age.” Kraus added that it is also a “structural” issue, because younger women are more often in public spaces, making them more likely to become targets. Even though whistles and insults are less serious than physical aggression, it still has a significant impact on women because it limits their freedom of movement in public spaces, said Kraus. “It makes it difficult for them to fully participate in a public space that is dominated by men,” he said.

Following the storms in the early hours of Monday 19th November, the beaches in Torrevieja have been left in a sorry state. Much of the sand has been swept into the sea by flood water and the town council has the job of replacing it. Altogether it is estimated that 600 tons of sand is needed to make the beaches good again and the town hall has asked for help from the Valencian government. The beaches that have been most affected are El Cura and Los Locos followed by Los Náufragos and La Mata. It has been recorded that 105 litres of water fell per square metre that day – the highest November rainfall since records were started in 1927. The damage is particularly evident along the front line of the beaches where the sand has disappeared. It is not only the sand but also beach furniture such as footbridges and access

for disabled people that has been destroyed. ‘We have been working since Monday,’ said the councillor for beaches, Javier Manzanares, ‘To repair and put right all the damage that’s been done.’ Although machinery has already been out to remove damaged paths and walkways, replacing the sand must be left for a few days. This is because the natural action of the tide will return some of the sand washed away to the shore. Fortunately the town council does have a reserve sand supply of around 10,000 cubic metres which had been removed from the ravine in Torreblanco. The sand was removed by a construction company to make way for housing and was causing controversy in its new site next to the N332. Now, this sand could come in very handy. Suzanne O’Connell


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Violent fugitive arrested in Torrevieja A 34 year-old Belgian man, who is considered to be extremely violent and dangerous, has been arrested in Torrevieja. The man was posing as his brother but was tracked down by police after 30 officers from the Guardia Civil, the Belgian police force and Europol, were assigned to the case. Although of Belgian nationality, the man is originally from Northern Africa and is believed to have fled from Belgium following more than 20 masked and excessively violent robberies. He is also wanted in connection with other crimes such as trafficking drugs and the sale of weapons which he carried out whilst leading a criminal organisation. Sixteen others belonging to the

gang have already been arrested according to a statement by the Guardia Civil. The man has constantly evaded the authorities, covering each of his movements and managing to disappear completely on occasions. He used his physical similarity to his brother as a disguise and he used two houses as residence along with another property in which he used to hide. It took three months to close in on the fugitive during an operation that required thirty officers and 24 hour surveillance. This was not only to close in on the man but also to make sure that he did not commit further crimes. Once the Belgian

authorities had issued a European Detention Order, the Guardia Civil were able to enter his home and arrest him last week. From the three buildings he’d been occupying the officers were able to seize electronic items, credit cards and 2,075 dinars (currency) which it is believed had been stolen during criminal activity and can be used as evidence. Police also have also embargoed two flats, a vehicle, several bank accounts and a restaurant. Now court number 1 in Torrevieja is dealing with the man and he has been confined to prison whilst a judge considers his extradition to Belgium. Suzanne O’Connell

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Are high lead levels behind your high blood pressure? Most people take blood pressure medications without knowing the reason why they have high blood pressure. And although blood pressure is treated as a disease by doctors, the reality is that it usually has an underlying cause. High blood pressure is the body’s way of compensating for an ongoing problem. It is a sign that something is not right somewhere in the body. And there are reasons why blood pressure goes up. Recent studies have confirmed that one of the causes of chronic high blood pressure is high levels of lead in the blood. Researchers from the University of Michigan found a direct correlation between high lead levels in the body and ‘treatment-resistant high blood pressure. Treatment-resistant high blood pressure is when patients take more than 3 different classes of blood pressure meds to lower their blood pressure, and still have problems maintaining healthy blood pressure. Another recent study published in the British lancet found that Lead kills over 400,000 people in the United States alone, many of them from cardiovascular diseases. At MedB clinic we have observed from the diagnostic scans we perform, the harmful effects of lead on the entire body, especially the cardiovascular system. Most people we see in the clinic on longterm blood pressure medications have higher than usual lead exposure. Lead triggers inflammation of the arteries which promotes the build-up of plaque deposits in the arteries. And plaque deposits in arteries leads to

narrowing of the arteries (atherosclerosis) which in turn causes high blood pressure and heart disease. Although two people can be exposed to the same environmental pollution, they may have different blood levels of lead because of the difference in their body’s detoxification system - the system that removes toxins from the body. There are steps you can take to reduce your exposure to lead and improve your body’s detoxification system. Old buildings may have lead paint and lead pipes, and so it is essential that old homes are properly inspected to remove any source of lead contamination. Care should also be taken to avoid some household items that may contain lead such as ceramics, glass, batteries and even toys and cosmetics. People already suffering high blood lead will need a proper cellular detox agent to help them eliminate Lead from their system. An effective detox agent for removing lead

from the arteries and heart and the entire body is Pectasol (Modified Citrus Pectin). Dr Machi Mannu For a Whole-body scan and therapy call MedB Clinic, Torrevieja – 965071745, 966189074 or visit www.medb.es for more information Disclaimer All content within this article is provided for general information only, and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of your own doctor or any other health care professional. The Costa Blanca People is not responsible or liable for any diagnosis made by a user based on the content of our articles. The Costa Blanca People is not liable for the contents of any external internet sites listed, nor does it endorse any commercial product or service mentioned or advised on any of the sites. Always consult your own doctor if you are in any way concerned about your health.

Nutri-Score puts olive oil as less healthy than Coca-Cola A colour scheme showing how nutritious or otherwise groceries on sale in Spanish supermarkets (as reported in last week’s Costa Blanca People) will not be used for olive oil, since the algorithms used show it to be far less healthy than Coca-Cola Zero, and the same as tomato ketchup. Whilst exceptionally high in fat, most of these are unsaturated and olive oil consumed in moderation helps lower 'bad' cholesterol and speed up the metabolism, meaning its calorie content is not the end of the story. Eaten sparingly, olive oil is good for the heart, joints and circulation and is recommended as part of a healthy, Mediterranean-style diet. But using the State health authority's soon-to-beintroduced 'Nutri-Score' system, which codes food and drink from A to E and a sliding colour scale from dark green to red – A and dark green being the healthiest and E and red being the leastnutritious – means sugar-free soft drinks come out as a B, or light green, whilst olive oil rates the same as tomato ketchup, as a D, or orange. This was flagged up by the website sinazucar.org ('sugar-free'), with warnings that the olive oil industry

could suffer as a result and consumers may erroneously believe they should avoid it at all costs. Also, even though no-sugar fizzy drinks have practically no calories, they are not considered 'healthy', since excessive consumption has been linked to bone-density problems, and consuming products with saccharine has the same effect on the brain as sugar. Saccharine tells the brain it is eating sugar, and if consumed regularly, a drop in either will then cause a craving, since the nervous system thinks something is 'lacking' and creates a response which triggers a desire for more. But the effects on the body of saccharine are not the same as sugar,

meaning the physical craving is not satisfied until the person consumes the 'real thing'. For this reason, people who suffer 'sugar lows' and begin to tremble or feel faint will experience the same response with artificial sweeteners. Also, although tomato ketchup is made with high quantities of real tomatoes, its sugar levels mean it is not as healthy as olive oil. To counter these inevitable conflicts, the health products and nutrition agency AECOSAN – part of the ministry of health – has decided the Nutri-Score system need not be applied to products containing one single ingredient.

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The Return To The Middle Ground By Chris Curran Chris Curran holds a BSc(Hons) in Psychology from the University of Plymouth in the UK and is a trained Gestalt Therapist through IPETG Alicante, Spain.

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ollowing on from my previous articles about stress and its effects on the body, in this article I thought I would take the opportunity to write about achieving balance in our lives. As I highlighted last time, a certain amount of stress in daily life is inevitable, in fact stress, when it's used as motivation to accomplish a task for example, can even be considered a good thing. However to remain stressed for long periods of time causes us problems both socially and physically; the reason for this is that we end up out of balance. To illustrate my idea on how this works, I'm going to use the example of stress once again. The general pattern of how it works is that when a stressful event happens in our lives, we become stressed, we address the event and we go back to the state we were in before, which, hopefully, was a reasonably calm and happy state, and we're ready to deal with the next thing that comes along. If however, we remain stressed even though the situation has been resolved, we remain in contact with the stress for longer than is necessary and that is where problems develop. If we're still in stress mode about the original event, it makes it more difficult to deal with other things in our lives which will certainly crop up. And this example is not just true for stress but for most things in our lives.

When people come to see me with issues like the above, I always find it very useful to use the very basic example of thirst. When we experience thirst, we notice the physical sensation of it firstly. Secondly, we are compelled to do something about it, because we know that we need to drink, and move ourselves towards the tap with our glass. Thirdly, we fill the glass up and take a long refreshing drink. When our thirst is slaked, we put down the glass and walk away from the tap to return to what we were doing before, ready for the next thing to crop up. This shows a healthy balance. We contact with the water, do what we need to do and then return to what I call “The Middle Ground”; a state of readiness to contact with and/or withdraw from things which happen in our lives. Now let’s consider the same example but for someone who, for one reason or another is out of balance. They experience thirst, they move towards the tap, they fill the glass they take a drink, and keep on drinking and drinking and drinking even though they are no longer thirsty. Now let's consider the person who knows they're thirsty but, for one reason or another, doesn't even pick up the glass. They stay where they are, getting thirstier and thirstier doing nothing about the issue at hand. They are, for whatever reason, withdrawing from making contact with

the water. In both of these examples, we can see that the individuals concerned will very soon develop problems of some kind, not least of all that they won't be able to deal very successfully with other needs which they will have if they do not address the water situation properly. So this is why I called this article, “The Return To Middle Ground” because healthy functioning comes from being able to address the issues in our lives, to do our best to solve them, and return to the middle ground. To emphasize this idea, I'd like to ask you three questions and for you to answer as honestly as possible, basing your answer on the examples given above. 1. What do I do when I need help? 2. How do I face up to problems which come up in my life? 3. How do I treat myself? Perhaps you'll find that you are contacting with your issues and withdrawing to the middle ground healthily ready to deal with the next thing. Perhaps you won't. If not, the important thing is to identify it and see if you can find out why, and if you need help with that don't hesitate to get in touch with me! If you'd like to address your stress, or have any other issues you'd like to talk about, you can Talk To Chris. Call on 633 279 368 or email chris@talktochris.es


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

quick ACROSS 1. Cease (4) 8. Partner in crime (10) 9. Example (8) 10. Droop (4) 12. Vigorous (6) 14. Absent-minded (6) 15. Smirk (6) 17. Spanish currency (6)

18. Responsibility (4) 19. Wisdom (8) 21. Monstrous (10) 22. Flavour (4)

5. 6. 7. 11. 13. 16. 17. 18. 20.

DOWN 2. Passage (10) 3. Bygone (4) 4. Sparse (6)

Threaten (6) Perfect (8) Exploit (4) Restriction (10) Uncovering (8) Relinquish (6) Dove (6) Musical instrument (4) Throw (4)

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DOWN 2. Started wide on the target (3,3,4) 3. Finished 500 to 1 (4) 4 Estimate coke distributed in the Royal Navy (6) 5. They appear to be briefly worn (6)

6. Rises for workers? (3-5) 7. Lied about not working (4) 11.Discussed how cord is used, somehow (10) 13.He may produce stony looks, of course (8) 16.Include me standing by corpse (6) 17.Behold funny nick, used to imprison (4,2) 18.Stated help given to the South (4) 20.Gave food to about fifty and ran away (4)

SOLUTIONS 763 QUICK Across: 7 Extol; 8 Typical; 9 Accuser; 10 Rapid; 12 Immemorial; 15 Recompense; 18 Clown; 19 Breaker; 21 Confute; 22 Split. Down: 1 Metaphoric; 2 Stick; 3 Plus; 4 Starve; 5 Spurious; 6 Sceptic; 11 Deliberate; 13 Momentum; 14 Account; 16 Emblem; 17 Skulk; 20 Easy. CRYPTIC Across: 7 Herod; 8 Average; 9 Offence; 10 Tiber; 12 Overloaded; 15 Local paper; 18 Sol-fa; 19 Gallows; 21 Spinner; 22 Alien. Down: 1 Chronicles; 2 Craft; 3 Aden; 4 Career; 5 Rest home; 6 Carbide; 11 Redressing; 13 Villains; 14 Acclaim; 16 Augurs; 17 Tonic; 20 Loan.

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1. The diner who ordered the sherbet paid 2 dollars less than the diner who ordered the mousse.. 2. Patricia had the cappuccino.. 3. The person who paid $8.99 was either the diner who ordered the pecan pie or the diner who ordered the souffle.. 4. The diner who ordered the pecan pie had the cafe americano.. 5. The diner who ordered the mousse didn't have the cafe mocha.. 6. The person who paid $6.99 didn't order the parfait.. 7. Of the one who had the cafe americano and the person who paid $5.99, one was Opal and the other was Patricia.. 8. Neither the one who had the cafe latte nor the one who had the cappuccino was the diner who ordered the mousse.. 9. The one who had the cafe latte paid 2 dollars less than Russell.. 10. The one who had the cafe americano paid 1 dollar more than Gary..

18.Give a girl rope - and she’ll probably do so! (4) 19.Report of car, perhaps, causes footballer to get sack (8) 21.Apparently having fun early (2,4,4) 22.Ancient queen who achieved nothing (4)

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

1 Rang the bell, we hear, as instructed (4) 8. Generous, allowing palms to be seen (4-6) 9. Nudist with stripes? (8) 10.Conceal skin (4) 12.50 sense change means not to have so much (6) 14.American astronauts usually get down to it (6) 15.Mother, true is upset, but fully grown up (6) 17.The class have a slight change of 12 (6)


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Robin and Mike via email asks: Hi Aunty. In a recent article, about translating a page of text, you suggested scanning it as an OCD document. My HP 2130 scanner does not appear to have that as an option. Unless one of these is an acronym for OCD. The file types available are: JPEG, PNG, TIFF, Bitmap, OpenXPS and PDF. I usually use PDF which does not allow me to copy/paste the content. Please advise. Aunty Says: Hello Robin. My HP and Canon both came bundled with the option to scan as OCR but this is not the case with every printer. There is a free app you can download called SimpleOCR which you can get from the Microsoft Store which I have successfully used. You will need to first scan and save your document as a jpeg and then simply open it using the app and continue with the copy & paste into Google Translate. I think OCD stands for Obsessive Christmas Disorder. Susan via email asks: Hi Aunty. I have music on my laptop and wish to transfer it to my smart phone but I am having trouble doing so. I have been trying via a USB cable, have you any suggestions

please? My laptop is an HP probook with Windows 7. Aunty Says: Most modern Android phones should connect with Windows 10 without any additional software, but older phones on Windows 7 may need some driver software from the

phone manufacturers website. You could try and use the Bluetooth option rather than USB but you may still need to download some software from your phone’s manafactuer. If you have an Apple phone then you will first need to download and install Apple’s iTunes app and use that with the USB charging cable. I still pop the micro SD card out of my phone into the card reader on my laptop and simply copy & paste the MP3 files.

Mortgage interest rates in Spain no longer among Europe’s cheapest Spanish mortgages are no longer among the cheapest in Europe. The average interest rate in September was 1.94 percent, slightly above the euro zone average of 1.79 percent and higher than Germany (1.86 percent), France (1.51 percent) and Italy (1.79 percent), according to European Central Bank figures. This suggests that there may be some room for competition, now that the Spanish government is forcing lenders to pay a mortgage tax that had been levied on borrowers until now. The question of who should put up with this cost has proven highly divisive, and caused a very public fracture within Spain’s Supreme Court (see sidebar). The 12-month Euribor (euro zone reference rate) is currently -0.149 percent, indicating that Spanish lenders could compete with one another to attract customers. When he announced a government decree to make lenders pay the mortgage tax, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said that a competitive market would ensure banks do not pass on the added cost to clients through higher interest rates or other fees. Before the economic crisis, home credits were being offered at one of the lowest rates in the euro zone, only above Finland (where the average rate is now 0.88 percent). Fernando Zunzunegui, an expert in financial law, says that banks were attracting clients with low interest rates, but made the loan dependent on clients also purchasing more lucrative

products such as home or personal insurance. When the crisis hit in late 2007-early 2008, mortgage rates started to soar, overtaking the euro zone average until

2009. Then it fell below that mark and stayed there until 2011 as lenders fought for the few clients who were still shopping around for a home loan, explains Rubén Manso, a Bank of Spain inspector on leave and director of the

consulting firm Mansolivar. By mid-2013, mortgage interest rates in Spain had become aligned with European ones. And from mid-2017 onwards they have slowly started to

climb, reflecting an improved domestic market. While some Spanish banks have stated that they will not pass on the new cost of the mortgage tax to their customers, the ratings agencies S&P and Moody’s issued

reports last week forecasting that they will do just that. Juan Fernando Robles, who teaches banking at the Center of Financial Studies, said there is no question that lenders will recoup their money. They just might not do it in the most obvious way, i.e. by raising their mortgage interest rates. Ambiguous “It might work in a more ambiguous manner: banks might recover their losses through higher rates on their loans to SMEs or the self-employed. Or higher rates for their more risky clients, so as not to lose their best ones,” says Robles. “In my opinion, the most likely scenario is that they will increase their fees,” adds Manso. Competition watchdogs in Spain have already said that they will remain vigilant to ensure that banks do not collude to raise their prices simultaneously. Financial sources said that other variables to take into account include Spain’s risk premium, the loan default rate, and home ownership rates. “Spain right now has one of the highest ownership rates in the world. We could decide that it’s better for Spaniards to rent more. But we need to know what we’re doing,” says a source in the banking industry. “If the tax is not passed on, this will be felt in the loan conditions, which will get tougher: fewer people will have access to it, and in worse conditions. In the end, the price will go up indirectly by restricting the offer.”

Ruth via email asks: Hi Aunty. I have just got message to upgrade free Malwarebytes and have 13 days until premium trial ends, so I presume if I don’t ‘Upgrade Now to Premium’ it will just go back to Free again, but do I need to click on the box that says ‘Activate License’ that is alongside the Upgrade Now box? To activate my free version or is that to activate Premium version. Aunty Says: Hello Ruth. Running the free version of Malwarebytes has gotten a bit confusing because the folk at Malwarebytes really want us to contribute towards their software so they’ve made it difficult to steer clear of the paid Premium version. Upgrading and activating are principally the same thing and involve paying for a licence so doing nothing will still leave you with the basic free version. If you go to “settings” and “deactivate premium trial” and say no to the real time protection popup you should be fine. That’s it for this week, email me at auntyvirus@costablancapeople.com and I will see what I can do.

Patient sues dentist following treatment A patient from Torrevieja has successfully sued her dentist following problems she experienced during dental work. The resident of Torrevieja took Paraful S.L (Unidental) to court and was successful in being awarded €30,039 damages. The patient had been undergoing treatment in February 2011 in relation to two bridges, one of nine pieces and another of seven. The bridges were made of porcelain and metal to fit the patient’s mouth. A little while after starting the treatment problems began with the bridge breaking and needing repair. The work caused infections and resulted in one tooth having to be extracted. The problems continued for a while with the patient suffering continued pain over a prolonged period of time. After two years of treatment, the court heard how not only had the been not treatment original successfully carried out but further problems had been created. In the end the patient went to another dentist to have the work corrected. A lawsuit was filed and now the court in Alicante has found that the dentist did not inform the patient of the risks prior to the work being carried out and that there was negligence in the way the treatment was planned and implemented. Suzanne O’Connell


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Cyclists and Roundabouts cross the solid white line, if necessary, but only if no other vehicles are approaching, and that you can see that it is safe to proceed. A cycle is treated the same as any other vehicle when on the road, therefore cyclists are also reminded that they too must comply with the same laws as other vehicles. As well as many other rules

particular only to cyclists, such as ensuring you can be seen, wearing a helmet out of town (children at all times), for example, you must also have a bell on your bicycle. Similarly, you are not permitted to use a mobile phone when cycling, or wear headphones, as you too must maintain attention to the road at all times, just like all road users.

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UK drivers warned not to ‘vape’ and drive Police in the UK are warning motorists who smoke e-cigarettes while driving that they risk losing their license if their vision is obscured by clouds of vapour. While vaping while driving is not in itself illegal, police say that an e-cigarette will be treated the same as any handheld electronic device. As such, motorists who are distracted by them, or the clouds of vapour they produce, could face prosecution for driving without due care and attention. If a police officer deems a driver to be distracted by the e-cigarette they could receive three to nine points on their license, a fine of up to £2,500 or disqualification. The warning comes as latest figures reveal over three million people in the UK now use e-cigarettes, with the majority of them driving. “Any person who is distracted in any way could be guilty of an offence – whether that be smoking, vaping or eating,” said Sergeant John Davis of Surrey Police. “With regards to a scenario where someone could potentially be either distracted or have reduced visibility then there is potential for a crash but it’s certainly not something

we have come across – whereas mobile phone distraction is a regular distraction that we come across in fatal/serious collisions.” Many drivers are aware of the dangers associated with sun glare which can partially impair vision and, in more severe cases, cause crashes. And it has been suggested that vaping could cause similar visual impairment and, as such, have the potential to result in fatal incidents. In light of the news, road safety charity Brake have spoken about the use of vapes while driving. “Driving is the most dangerous thing most of us do on a daily basis; it is a complex task, that requires your full attention to do so safely,” a spokesperson said. “Vaping while driving increases your risk of crashing, causing visual disruption and physical and mental distraction. Attempting any type of activity that takes your eyes off the road increases your chances of causing a crash, and killing or seriously injuring someone. “Our roads are busy places, and we would urge drivers to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.”


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What happens if I don’t pay Volvo and Ford a traffic fine? top for safety

According to statistics, pretty much every driver has ever been caught out committing a driving offence at some point. The most common reasons are improper parking, speeding or even using their mobile whilst stopped at a traffic light. These days, many of the fines are issued remotely, with drivers caught out by one of the many cameras around the road network, r even by Pegasus on the DGT’s helicopters. If you received a fine and it genuinely wasn’t you, perhaps you’d let someone else drive your car, or even your number plate may have been cloned, it might just be a genuine mistake by the system, whatever the reason, there is a process of contesting the fine, the details of which are published in English on the DGT’s website, dgt.es. However, on this occasion, what if it was you but you just choose not to pay it. What then are the consequences of ignoring or failing to pay a traffic fine? We will tell you. The first point we have to make is that there are benefits to having a Spanish driving licence, changing your UK one for a Spanish one if you are living in Spain. You do have two years to do this but it is better for you if you do it as soon as possible. If you have a UK licence and you are stopped to be dealt with for a traffic violation, you are treated as a tourist and, as such, you have to pay the fine on the spot, with a risk of your vehicle being immediately impounded if you don’t or

can’t. As a Spanish licence holder, you don’t have to pay on the spot and, even better, most fines have a discount for prompt payment . The fine is reduced by 50% if it is paid within 20 calendar days following its notification (either by hand or by postal mail). During this period of time , the fine may also be appealed , presenting the allegations and the evidence deemed necessary up to 30 days after it was received. Now onto the point, what if this period has passed, either inadvertently or intentionally, what happens next? After the initial time allowance, a new period known as an executive procedure begins. If no payment has been made in the voluntary period, the sanction becomes fixed and the fine will arrive with a surcharge of 5% (now without the possibility of a 50% discount). This step will be carried out automatically and without the need to notify you. You have been warned! Once that period has passed, remember there is no obligation for you to be notified again, it is the Tax Agency who takes over the matter. They will then notify you with what is known as an enforcement order, a document indicating that the fine is applied, now with a 10% surcharge and a new payment period. If you continue with the intention of not paying, there will be a new notification, this time with a surcharge of 20% and also a new deadline for payment. Once this option has been exhausted,

the matter becomes even more serious and you will be informed that the normal procedures have not been satisfactorily settled. It is now, after a relatively short space of time, that the Tax Agency begins to seize the assets in order to settle the account, for example taking the money from your bank account. If you have no money in your account then the Tax Agency is able to obtain it through other revenue streams, such as direct from your salary or pension. If you still haven’t got enough to pay, then the next stage is for the Tax Agency to seize assets, such as real estate for example. In short, as a Spanish licence holder, if you get fined you can often get a 50% discount of you own up and pay it promptly. If not, the fine is likely to end up doubled, taken from your bank or salary without you having any opportunity to contest it, not even on the basis of having bills to pay or needing to eat, and, ultimately, your assets could be seized, to which we conclude, if you did commit the offence it is far better to pay promptly and learn from it, not repeating the infraction again.

According to the Thatcham Research centre, one of Europe’s leading car safety testing agencies, the new Volvo XC40 compact SUV and the best-selling new generation Ford Focus have both scored the maximum five-star Euro NCAP safety rating in the latest round of testing. The Volvo does seem to have impressive “under the skin” safety features, with a 97 per cent mark for adult passenger protection, one of the highest that Thatcham has seen. By comparison, the new Ford Focus scored 85 per cent for adult occupant safety, which helped it to its full five-star rating. However, Thatcham say that only one of the five cars released by Ford in 2017 achieved more than a three-star rating, the Fiesta being the sole product to reach the five-star grade. Matthew Avery, Thatcham’s Director of Research, commented: “It’s refreshing that Ford has upped its safety game for a likely top 10 seller like the Focus. The one disappointment was seeing lost points for protection against whiplash – the most common injury sustained in impacts.” Of the Volvo, he said: “This is yet another benchmark car from Volvo. The XC40 is built on Volvo’s new small vehicle platform, but there are no signs of compromise on safety, despite the challenges this segment presents to delivering optimal crash protection. Not

only has the Volvo XC40 registered one of the highest adult occupant protection scores of the past three years, but it has done so in Euro NCAP’s toughest tests to date and all in a small package.” Both Ford and Volvo are commended for their autonomous emergency braking (AEB) feature, which means that the car immediately senses an approaching collision and takes appropriate precautionary action. It is technology that is also fitted by an increasing number of makers. It should improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists. Thatcham has called for AEB to be fitted to all new cars and vans. Thatcham has introduced some new tests this year, the most significant being a new “offset” collision test for autonomous braking systems, so that it can detect – accurately – where the corner of a vehicle will “clip” the corner of another. “We can now assess a wider range of front to rear-end impact scenarios, for example those that occur while navigating a roundabout,” explained Avery. “In this situation, an early AEB system might assume that a car which is out of alignment will continue to move out of the way and is therefore not a collision threat. It’s a challenging scenario for any AEB system, but both the Ford Focus and Volvo XC40 showed strong performance in the new tests.”


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VE FOOTBALL ON TV THIS WEEK Tuesday 27th November 2018 Man Utd U19 v Young Boys U19 UEFA Youth League Group Stage 14:00 MUTV

UEFA Champions League Group Stage 21:00 BT Sport Extra 4

AEK Athens v Ajax UEFA Champions League Group Stage 18:55 BT Sport 1 CSKA Moscow v Viktoria Plzen UEFA Champions League Group Stage 18:55 BT Sport ESPN Brentford v Sheffield United Championship 20:45 Sky Sports Red Button

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Hull City v Norwich City Championship 20:45 Sky Sports Red Button

Wednesday 28th November 2018 Tottenham Hotspur U19 v Inter Milan U19 UEFA Youth League Group Stage 13:00 BT Sport 2

Preston North End v Middlesbrough Championship 20:45 Sky Sports Red Button

PSG U19 v Liverpool U19 UEFA Youth League Group Stage 16:00 BT Sport 2

Rotherham United v QPR Championship 20:45 Sky Sports Red Button

Atletico Madrid v Monaco UEFA Champions League Group Stage 18:55 BT Sport 1

Sheffield Wednesday v Wanderers Championship 20:45 Sky Sports Red Button

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New Zealand Women U17 v Spain Women U17 FIFA U17 Women's World Cup SemiFinal 20:00 Eurosport 1

Bayern Munich v Benfica UEFA Champions League Group Stage 21:00 BT Sport Extra 3

Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest Championship 20:45 Sky Sports Red Button

Lyon v Man City UEFA Champions League Group Stage 21:00 BT Sport 3

Ipswich Town v Bristol City Championship 20:45 Sky Sports Red Button

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Championship 20:45 Sky Sports Red Button Swansea City v West Brom Championship 20:45 Sky Sports Red Button Wigan Athletic v Blackburn Rovers Championship 20:45 Sky Sports Red Button Borussia Dortmund v Club Brugge UEFA Champions League Group Stage 21:00 BT Sport Extra 3 PSV Eindhoven v Barcelona UEFA Champions League Group Stage 21:00 BT Sport ESPN Tottenham Hotspur v Inter Milan UEFA Champions League Group Stage 21:00 BT Sport 3 / BT Sport 4K UHD Napoli v Crvena Zvezda UEFA Champions League Group Stage 21:00 BT Sport Extra 2 PSG v Liverpool UEFA Champions League Group Stage 21:00 BT Sport 2 FC Porto v Schalke 04 UEFA Champions League Group Stage 21:00 BT Sport Extra 4 Stoke City v Derby County Championship 21:00 Sky Sports Football / Sky Sports Main Event TBC FIFA U17 Women's World Cup SemiFinal 23:00 Eurosport 1 Thursday 29th November 2018 Newcastle Jets Women v Brisbane Roar Women Westfield W-League 09:30 BT Sport 1

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Coleraine v Newry City Northern Irish Premiership 20:45 BBC Two NI Dundee United v Ayr United Scottish Championship 20:45 BBC ALBA Solihull Moors v Blackpool FA Cup Second Round 20:55 BBC Two Cardiff City v Wolves Premier League 21:00 Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD Rayo Vallecano v Eibar La Liga 21:00 Eleven Sports 1 Saturday 1st December 2018 Central Coast Mariners v Sydney FC Hyundai A-Leaguei 07:35 BT Sport 1 Melbourne Victory v Western Sydney Wanderers Hyundai A-League 09:50 BT Sport 1 Everton U18 v Man Utd U18 U18 Premier League 12:00 MUTV FC Cologne v Greuther Furth Bundesliga 2 13:00 BT Sport 2 Celta Vigo v Huesca La Liga 13:00 Eleven Sports 1 Sheffield United v Leeds United Championship 13:30 Sky Sports Football / Sky Sports Main Event

The climax is fast approaching El Plantio Golf Society With only four races left the competitors were all keen to do well in the SAMM races on November 11th, but some nonresident members had already returned to their main homes so the entry was down to six only boats. The weather was also not conducive to exciting competition with less than2 knots of wind as the normal start time approached so the race officer delayed the start until 12 noon and reduced the race time to 60 minutes. At the start the wind had increased to SE 3 knots, just sufficient to move the only big and heavier boat, the Balaton Groups “Lavanter” and all crossed the line in less than a minute of the start signal, except “Rosita who did not start until 16 minutes later. The wind was very patchy with holes in it as it increased and died and the boats

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that started to pull ahead were those whose crews saw this and adjusted their course accordingly. At the end of lap 1 three boats, Shoestrings Omega and Dos and the Topaz, were neck and neck. By lap 3 the wind had increased to 4-5 knots and to ESE 6 knots by lap 5. This spread out the fleet and helped them sail faster, so most completed 5 to 7 laps in the hour except “Rosita” who only managed 2 laps. After handicaps were applied the winner was the Omega, John Down and Andrew Walten, with the Topaz, Julian Singleton, second. Everybody was hoping that the wind would increase a little more for the afternoon race but this was not to be and it had dropped to E 2.5 knots for the second race start at 2.15pm. It was a good start with all boats crossing the line within 45 seconds of the signal, except “Rosita”

again but this time only 1 minute 41 seconds behind. The wind became very fickle varying from SSE to S then back again and never exceeding 3.5 knots so, once again those who read the changes did better but still only the Topaz managed 4 laps and all the others only 3, except “Rosita” who had retired. This extra lap made it a clear win by the Topaz with “Lavanter”, Robert Hudson, Nik Novak and Shelly Ryves-Lugger, second, 97 seconds a lap slower, but still a great result, in the conditions, for such a heavy boat. For the third week running the SAMM support boat, Martin, Dave and Graeme, went to the aid of a non-SAMM vessel, a large Spanish owned power boat that had experienced engine failure. Great job guys.

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Lyn’s Hole in One! A truly international line-up of Icelander Tryggvi, Benny from Denmark, Claude and Mirielle from Belgium plus the odd one or two Scotsmen made up the 24 starters for El Plantio 2's Team Yellow Ball competition. Despite conditions being benign, scoring was not particularly high and only three teams of the eight starters returned the Yellow Ball intact – the other five incurring a penalty of five points per ball lost. Highlight of the morning was a Hole-in-One at the tricky Hole 1 for Lyn Young. Nearest the pins, Hole 2 – John Wilby , Hole 5 – John O'Brien. Third Place, David Swann, Mirielle Michels, Mike Davies – 108 points. Second Place, John O'Brien, Claude De Wamme, Benny Jorgensen – 111 points.

First Place, Ken Green, Alistair Douglas, Dave Southwell – 123 points L to R, John Wilby, Lyn Young, Ken Green, Alistair Douglas,David Swann, David Southwell, Mike Davies, Mirielle Michels, Benny Jorgensen, John O'Brien, Claude De Wamme . If anyone would like to join our Society, we play at El Plantio Golf Club every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. We use both courses - the Par 3 nine hole course and the main 18 hole course, so we cater for all abilities. The membership rates are very competitive, so call for more details. Anyone who wishes to play in the Society as a guest or join as a new member, contact Ian Henderson on 966 716 616 or 636 116 230. David Swann


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Las Ramblas Golf Society On Monday it was a case of ‘lluvia dejo de jugar’ which for those of you not fluent yet means ‘rain stopped play’. (Getting very educational now!) Not much to report here then! Wednesday’s stableford had a variation in as much as each player could nominate two holes as a ‘Joker’ where their scores would be doubled. In first place, with a great score of 44 points (and that included two blobs) was Hendrick

Oldenziel. The next three places all scored 40 points each, on countback, Bryan Neal took second spot followed by Ron Phipps and Marleen Bitten. There were six ‘2’s today with Pete Dunn being greedy and getting two of them. On Thursday we had a very good turnout for an enjoyable presentation lunch at the clubhouse with a traditional and tasty estofado being served. Many thanks to all the staff for looking after us

El Paraiso Bar Fishing Competition The November Open Fishing Competition at El Paraiso Bar and Restaurant took place on Wednesday 14th with 11 anglers registered The draw for pegs took place at 09.00 and fishing commenced 10.00. the format here is 2 x 3hour sessions with a 30 minute lunch break. The overcast weather with a slight wind seemed to draw the carp to the right hand bank where most of the carp were caught, the drop in temperature since the October competition meant that weights were slightly down and most fish were caught in the morning session. Seven anglers caught with the top four all on the right hand bank (high numbers). The result was as follows 1. Russell, Peg 14, 10.12 kgs Meal for 2 + wine in the Restaurant 2. Keko, Peg 20 9.26 kgs (3 day free fishing with snacks ) 3. Alan Smith Peg 18 7.24 kgs (3 Bottles wine )

4. Jackie Breslin Peg 19 4.72 kgs The December Competition on Wednesday 12th is fully booked. The venue is open 10.00 to 17.00 for fishing at a cost of 5 euros but is closed on Mondays through the winter. Jackie Breslin.

so well. The major trophies, contested for over the course of the year were awarded, with some proud members collecting more than just the one accolade. On Friday we competed in the ever popular team game 1-2-3 Waltzer. When the judge’s scores were in, our winners, with 85 points, were Geoff Biggerstaff, Terry Field, Trevor Pulleyblank and the fictional Albert. Peter Reffell

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The rain in Spain certainly fell on the bowling greens in torrents on Monday and stopped play! All of QBC’s matches in the South Alicante League were cancelled and have been rescheduled to a later date. Meanwhile the Winter league players had a bye. They currently have 58 points only 8 points behind the leaders with a game in hand, so everything to play for next week. In the Southern League the Swifts enjoyed a competitive match against MonteMar Toreadors. Another fine 8-4 victory for them this week with 97-71 shots, which maintains their position near the top of the League Division B. And in the same division, Quesada Swans were away to San Luis Leopards and also secured an 8-4 win, with shots 95 to 81. Short and sweet report this week, but plenty to play for and report next week, as players catch up with rescheduled matches. Just a reminder that our popular Saturday morning chicken drive is open to visitors. Green fees are only 6 euros if

you have your own shoes and bowls and 7 euros if you need to hire them. Anyone interested in taking part, please report to The Club, Quesada for a 9.30am start. For more information about our club, please contact our membership secretary Angie Goddard newleaf2014@hotmail.com New bowlers are always welcome and introductory coaching is available

Victor to strengthen midfield CD Torrevieja has signed a new player to the Club in the form of Victor Eduardo De La Matta Bolivar (Pisco-Ica, 1997). Victor plays in the position of left-back. He stands out for his committment, hard work, his excellent aerial skill in both areas and in clearing the ball. The midfield player joins the Club from Sport Huancayo de Perú and before that he was with the Academía Controlao, Club Sporting Cristal and CD Municipal. Welcome Victor!

Your week in Sport round a track faster than everyone else again, meaning his season ended with an 11th victory - this time in Abu Dhabi. Hamilton is the World Champion Fast Driver Thing once again. Huzzah!

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ABBEY ANGLING Our Open Match on the 20th November was cancelled due to the previous few days’ heavy storms and the uncertainty of the weather on the day. A few of the lads did decide to brave the elements to fish a knock-up match amongst them selves, and in first place was Bill Reade with 13.200kgs, second place was Doug Hornblow with 6.200kgs and coming in third was Lennie Bolton with 5.600kgs, all fishing the pole using maggot There are still some vacancies available for membership at the club All details are available on our website www.abbeyangling.es or from me on 965328368 1st John Waples with 8.180kgs

2nd Doug Hornblow with 7.960kgs 3rd Mick Hill with 1.700kgs All fishing the feeder using pellet The overall winners of the Winter Series best 8 from 10 matches FIRST Terry Screen 68points SECOND Mick Hill 57points JOINT THIRD Jackie Breslin 52points Richard Wood 52points There are still some vacancies available for membership at the club All details are available on our website www.abbeyangling.es

RODS & REELS This week’s 11th round match of the Winter Championship was also fished on El Bosquet A

Section on the 21st November. It was the coldest morning we have had so far this year, but it helped to dry up the roads, and it did not rain during the course of the match First on the day was Geoff Tempest with 15.200kgs well done, in second spot was Jackie Breslin with 10.620kgs and in third place Steve Budd with 9.400kgs 1st Geoff Tempest with 15.200kgs fishing the pole and feeder using maggot 2nd Jackie Breslin with 10.620kgs fishing the Feeder using maggot 3rd Steve Budd with 9.400kgs fishing the feeder and pole using corn There are still some vacancies at the Club and if anyone is interested in joining please contact Richard Wood on 611451423

All rise for the state of Great British sport this weekend. It doesn’t happen that often, but all the sporting moons seem to be aligned and there is good news at every corner. Let’s start with the rugby. Who cares if Owen Farrell got away with yet another leading-withthe-shoulder ‘tackle’ against the Australians? England won! That’s the headline. In fact, they didn’t just win; they were pretty dominant for long periods of the game. Wales, Ireland and Scotland won too, but I can barely bring myself to watch the

English rugby team let alone all the other sides too. I’ll just assume everyone played very well and it was totally deserved. Lewis Hamilton drove his car

By the time you read this, England’s Test cricketers should have closed out the Third Test in Sri Lanka and finished the series 3-0. Presuming it actually happens, of course, it will be England’s first whitewashing of an opponent abroad since they beat New Zealand back in the 1960s. So a long time, indeed. It has been an excellent series, if for no other reason than we can finally pencil someone in at three for the next few Tests. Jonny Bairstow got the first ton at number three in a crazy amount of Tests so can have the position for as long as he wants - though he will probably have to hand the gloves over to someone else. Which he won’t want to do. Yikes, maybe we still need someone to bat at three after all. It wasn’t a complete clean sweep, however, England’s T20 women fell in the World Cup Final to Australia. 105 was never going to be enough and it wasn’t. That said, considering they were barely able to practice considering it didn’t stop raining, they did alright.


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Once in a while, a Premier League weekend emerges that gives you nothing to say. No shocks, no crazy statements, no refereeing blunders that matter and certainly nothing I can mock. England being good at international football was forgotten as the Premier League returned us to the world of the mundane and the predictable. Manchester United drawing 0-0 with Palace at Old Trafford? Most of us must have seen this coming. City battering West Ham at the Athletics Stadium? Nothing new there. Liverpool turning over Watford? Hardly a shock. Tottenham being the first team to beat Chelsea? Even this hardly features on the Richter scale. Wait a moment, what’s this? Claudio Ranieri is back? In the Premier League? At Fulham? And he won his first match in charge? What odds are they for the title, exactly? 5000/1 you say? Interesting!

the most winnable game in the league at the moment. Did Ranieri sort out Fulham’s defensive woes overnight? Of course not, they allowed even Southampton to score two but they did manage to get three themselves and prevent Southampton getting a late equaliser. So that means Fulham will probably stay up now, opening up a slot for another team to be dragged into a relegation battle. Maurizio Sarri now knows what it tastes like to lose a game of Premier League football as Chelsea collapsed at Wembley against Tottenham. David Luiz chose Saturday night to remind the world why he is the planet’s least reliable central defender by giving away a silly foul leading up to Dele Alli’s headed opener and then cleverly getting out of the way of Harry Kane’s pot-shot just in time. Those balls can hurt if they hit you, you know. His defending for Son’s third was akin to a man realising he was late for a bus and making a late dash for it just as the bus pulled away in the other direction. Sarri called his defence a ‘disaster’

Claudio Ranieri

Yes, the nicest man in football was unveiled approximately seven minutes after news broke that Fulham had finally lost patience with Slavisia Jovanovic’s refusal to tell his players to defend. Ranieri was brought in during the international break licking his lips at the prospect of facing Mark Hughes and Southampton in his first match, possibly

after the game which, of course, he meant he was reluctant to point the finger completely at Luiz. Tottenham’s Juan Foyth nearly added another penalty to his collection with a clumsy tackle on Eden Hazard when the game was 1-0 but Sarri didn’t believe that would have been enough to see his Chelsea team sort themselves out.

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Chelsea’s defeat means there are only two teams left unbeaten in the Premier League and each took different routes to victory on Saturday. Playing West Ham away is rarely a tricky day out for Peppy G’s men. Usually, there’s an early goal or two. Normally, it ends up being three or four, sometimes five. Saturday afternoon saw David Silva and Raheem Sterling score the early ones before a brace from Leroy Sane finished the job. Guardiola’s final words as he left for the night were, ‘the only thing that can stop us is a belief we cannot do better’. Or Liverpool. Liverpool went to Vicarage Road and put in another performance that reminded people they are not as electric as last season but did the job and got all three points. Mo Salah who is, don’t forget, rubbish this season apparently scored the long-awaited opening goal after 67 minutes before Trent Alexander-Arnold scored the free-kick of the weekend and Bobby Firmino added the third. Oh, and Jordan Henderson picked up two yellow cards as he continues his quest to be the midfielder Klopp gets rid of by the end of the season. We should all know by now that Manchester United can only win if they go behind in a game of football and the fact they were playing Crystal Palace seriously negated the chances of them going behind. That said, Andros Townsend did have a wonderful chance to score for Palace but he didn’t. Jose was Jose after the game, talking about some players going home and having a bad dinner, some having a nice dinner

Imanyo Golf Society This is the fourth year the salver has been played for at Font Del Llop. Twenty players met at Imanyo’s for the traditional English breakfast. The format was singles Stableford full handicap. For those in the UK the weather was warm with bright sunshine in the afternoon. This time last year holiday players sported shorts but today all players wore their warmer trousers! Winner of the Dave Rotchell Birthday Salver was Chris Darling with a credible score of 40 points from group B. runner up from group B was Steve Ayre with 35 points. The winner of group A was John McMillan with 37 points who beat runner up “The Wine Collector” Brian Court on count back. The winner of group C was Terry Fitzgerald with 33 points and runner up was Mo Chaplin with 32 points. Nearest the pins were won by "Keep it in the Family" Alan Ralph, holes 3 and 8, “The Joker” Mick Billins, hole 12 and Donald Main, hole 16. There was no winner for hole 17 which means the prize went into the raffle for our charity. The presentation was held at Imanyo’s

Bar,many thanks to Dave Rotchell, who unfortunately was unable to attend, for sponsoring the prizes thanks also to Mick for standing in for Steve, Ted for standing in for Dave and Antonio, Norma and all

staff for looking after us. The winning football card, again Tottenham Hotspur, was won by Mick Billins winning €40 and raising €40 for our charities Caritas Daya Nueva, S.A.T.S. and A.E.C.C. Cancer Care.

and some having a party. He was talking about a lack of heart or desire in his players, following up from his interview with Hristo Stoichkov last week where he talked about young players being spoilt and not caring enough. Not like when you played professionally, eh Jose? Oh. United were sluggish and one-paced again and in a completely unrelated observation, Romelu Lukaku was back in the team. Oh, hang on. The two are completely linked. Now Fellaini has got rid of the afro, he is going to find himself being judged on his actual footballing ability and this is not good news for the Belgian. I wonder how long it will take to grow back? Nowadays, Mesut Ozil isn’t considered good enough to cope with the immense physical specimens of AFC Bournemouth. Unai Emery dropped the German playmaker citing that Eddie Howe’s men were too intense for Ozil to be able to play well. The plan worked, as

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Agustín, offensive player for midfield

CD Torrevieja has agreed a deal to incorporate Nicolás Agustín Onofrio (Buenos Aires, 1997) to the Club. Agustín plays in midfield position. He possesses a lot of technical skills and attacks the ball well. Agustín joins the Club from Intercity CF, who he played with during the summer after having come from CD Moron, the club he trained with as a youngster. Welcome Agustín!

Ted Adams presenting the cup to winner Chris Darling.

Jefferson Lima delivered a boyhood dream, scoring for Arsenal. The only problem was, he is Bournemouth’s record signing. The Cherries managed to get level before Yo Pierre sealed another three points for the Arsenal. On Saturday night, Everton were sixth. The Marco Silva revolution has been taking place very quietly and although a 1-0 win over Cardiff at home isn’t anything to get too excited about it did represent Everton’s growing solidity under Silva. Neil Warnock disagrees, of course saying that Cardiff ‘made Everton look quite average’ and that his team could have won if they’d played a bit better. Which begs the question, Neil; why didn’t you? It’s hard to judge Leicester City at the moment given recent events but they showed character in Brighton to come back from 1-0 and leave with a draw. Glenn Murray scored for Brighton, obviously, but Jamie Vardy leveled from the penalty spot. Leicester had played most of the match with ten men after James Maddison picked up a second yellow card for a terrible dive. I think most of us had Wolves down as a home win given they were playing Huddersfield, right? The Terriers legged it to Marbella over the international break to get some R&R and it worked a treat with Aaron Mooy scoring twice to get Wagner’s men a valuable three points. So that was the weekend. At least Burnley versus Newcastle was scheduled for Monday night so I don’t have to write about it.

C F Rojales (Walking Football) A squad of 13 players from C F Rojales (Walking Football) recently played their first friendly match of the season, with an away fixture against Ancient Mariners. The match took place at the impressive San Fulgencio stadium. The first half had C F Rojales on top but the Ancient Mariner's defence stood firm and the half finished 0-0. Rojales started the second half in the same vein and took the lead through a perfectly placed lob from Kenny Broughty. Ancient Mariners came more and more into the game as the half progressed and deservedly equalised right at the death ensuring that the match finished on equal terms. The match was played in an excellent spirit and both teams could be happy with the score. After match refreshments were then provided by Ancient Mariners. C F Rojales play every Tuesday morning at 11.00 and anyone interested in having a go should contact Pat Stephens on 654049388,


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Citroen c1 2010 113322km 1.0 petrol AUTOMATIC 5,995€

Seat Ibiza hatchback saloon 2016 – 1.4 Diesel, 89,463km – ABS, power steering, central locking, Radio/CD, 10,495€

Lancia Delta - 2012 - 1.6 Diesel - 134,273km Multifunctional steering wheel, cruise control, radio/CD, A/C 8,495€

Volkswagen Beetle - 2012 - Auto 1.6 Diesel 51.162km - Leather int, Sat Nav, bluetooth, parking sensors, radio/CD, A/C 13.995€

Lexus RX300 automatic, 2005, green, 162,366 km, petrol 204CV, 4 x 4, 3 litre, ABS, navigation, climate control, cruise control 9,995€

Citroen c5 estate 2011, 168.500km, 2.0 Diesel, Cruise Citroen C4 2006 1.6 – Automatic –117,900 km Chevrolet Aveo - 2006 - Automatic - 1.4 control, climatecontrol, heated seats, rear and ABS, power steering, Radio/CD, windows, Petrol - 143.776km - Climate control, front parking sensors, bluetooth, radio/CD 8,995€ climate control, alloy wheels 5,995€ radio/CD/AUX, electric windows 4.495€

Fiat Punto - 2013 - 1.2 Petrol - 109.911km Radio/CD, A/C, electric windows, central locking 6.995€

Opel Corsa - 2012 - 128.000km - 1.3 Petrol Alloy wheels, multifuncion steering wheel, radio 6,495€

Kia Picanto - 2011 - 1.0 Petrol - 76.707km Radio/CD, A/C, electric windows, AUX/USB 5.995€

Hyundai IX35 - 2013 - 1.6 Petrol - 70.000km Dacia Sandero - 2014 - 1.2 Petrol - 94.923km Cruise control, climate control, navigation, Radio/CD, AUX/USB, electric windows, bluetooth, handsfree, parking sensors 13.995€ central locking 5.995€

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Volkswagen Beetle - 2003 - 2.0 Petrol 163.224km - Convertible, radio/CD, A/C, alloy wheels 6,995€

Opel Corsa hatchback 2013 – 1.3 Petrol – 126,746km – ABS, power steering , A/C, Central locking – Was 7,995 now 6,995€

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