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Lights out in Elche AN accident involving two vehicles damaged the traffic lights on the avenue Juan Carlos I in the centre of Elche. The area was without electricity for five hours. CALA PITERAS: One of Torrevieja’s 27 beaches awarded Q for Quality flags.

Torrevieja’s beaches all set for summer By Keith Nicol Q FOR QUALITY flags are now flying high on all of Torrevieja’s beaches. The town was awarded 27 different flags that certify the quality of services provided in each and every one of the resort’s beaches. Councillor for Beaches, Antonio Boix, said that in recent years Torrevieja has become one of Spain town’s with the highest number of flags which certify the proper care and maintenance of

Tourism of the Generalitat Valenciana. Over the past two weeks Torrevieja’s beaches have also received a boost from the Beach Renovation Plan. A total of 600 tons of sand was added to the city’s beaches. Fifty trucks brought sand to boost the quality of the beaches even further on Los Locos, Los Naufragos (Naufragos South San Roque) and Cabo Cervera. All the services are now in place for the summer season, which started on Monday, July 2.

its beaches, 365 days a year. For 2012, Torrevieja has 27 flags, one more than in 2011, which is an additional quality flag for La Mata: 6 ISO-9001 Quality, ISO-14001 6 Environmental Management by the Spanish Association for Standardisation and Certification (AENOR), two Ecoplayas flags on the beaches of La Mata and Naufragos, four flags Blue (La Mata, Los Locos, Naufragos and Cala Piteras), three Q for Quality Tourism, Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade, and six Qualitur of the Department of

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Vandal wanted POLICE are following a lead to find the person who painted along the old castle wall in Orihuela. The ‘artist’ could face more than just a fine, since there was destruction of property.

Less fish TORREVIEJA fishermen end their first season with a disappointing catch of 1,066,027 kilos of fish, half of what they caught in 2011. As a result, last year’s earnings of €1,607,437 were slashed to €790,963 this year.


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Just champion! A real win-win night for Spain By Brendan Small FORGET the economic woes, unemployment, concerns over the euro and the dead property market. Spain’s football team, by winning the UEFA Euro 2012 Soccer Championships, provided a muchneeded fillip to summer life in general throughout the nation. The 4-0 drubbing of Italy saw the nation switch into party mode, from the costas to the plazas of Madrid, from the northern stretches of Galicia to the crowded streets of Barcelona. Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards, expats and tourists stayed glued to television screens - at home, in cafés and restaurants, as well as in plazas and on street corners - as Spain gained the historic victory that made them real champions, having won the same trophy in 2008, followed by the side’s historic World Cup win in 2010. They became the first side in history to notch up three on the trot!

CELEBRATING: Jubilant fans make lots of noise after the historic victory. “We had a really busy night, and the victory gave our business a real boost,” said one Torrevieja cafe owner. “Some Spanish families extended their day out on the beach to have a snack and watch the game, whereas normally they just go home without

reported that he is tired of asking the council to either pay rent or leave the warehouse without receiving any response from the town hall. According to the owner,

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Stray cats trapped A CONCERNED woman reported that someone boarded up the windows of an abandoned building in Torrevieja that served as a refuge for stray cats. The cats remained trapped until the owner removed the boards.

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spending extra,” he added. With near deserted main roads, towns and villages were bedecked with flags, and Spanish football shirts the preferred choice of attire. And as a new week dawned, cars everywhere were flying the Spanish flag.

Town uses warehouse without paying rent FOR the last seven years Orihuela town hall has reportedly been using a warehouse without paying rent to its owner, the San Jose Obrero Foundation. The property owner

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the town workers even made renovations to the warehouse ‘and didn’t ask us for permission to do so.’ The San Jose Obrero Foundation clearly indicated that ‘we have

never wanted to evict the council from the estate, but we cannot allow them to pay nothing considering that we have been paying for electricity and water.’

THE Mediterranea Languages project from the Mediterranea Training Group won ‘Company of the Month’ for their ‘idiomatic tourism’ initiative. The project aimed to help foreigners in Elche to learn Spanish while following an entertainment guide.

French ‘weed’ A FRENCHMAN living in Bolulla (Alicante) was arrested for growing marijuana. The Guardia Civil found 104 plants measuring between 80 and 160 centimetres, hidden among other vegetation on the property.

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‘Most wanted’ caught in Torrevieja THE National Police have put an end to the search for one of the 30 criminals most wanted by Interpol. Swedish drug trafficker, Donald Roskic, was found in Torrevieja where he had been hiding since 2005. Police informed the public that the fugitive, aged 36, had an international order of extradition for drug trafficking after he bought 11 kilos of drugs with the intent to sell them in Sweden in 2004 and 2005.

Roskic’s name was put on the ‘black list’ along with 29 other criminals who were wanted worldwide. Apparently the drug trafficker was living a normal life in Torrevieja where he worked for a security company. Roskic was not deterred from travelling and even made a trip to Holland, which only helped the investigation. In an attempt to throw off the authorities he adopted his

brother’s documentation as his own. Torrevieja’s numerous housing developments and large foreign population made it a difficult place to locate a fugitive like Roskic. According to police sources, Roskic has already appeared before the high court in charge of his extradition to Sweden. Once he arrives in his home country, he will be tried for drug trafficking.

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Back to school NINETEEN schools in Alicante will open from 9am to 2pm during July and in some cases, August. Families can choose from a wide variety of classes including sports and cultural activities.

Scholarships FORTY-THREE scholarships have been made available to Alicante residents attending Alicante University or Miguel Hernandez University for the 2012-2013 academic year. Twelve are reserved for athletes of team sports.

MOBILE telephony and internet company Orange invested nearly €30 million in network renovations in Alicante. They predict nearly 100 per cent coverage and overall improved mobile services within the province.

Helping hand IN the coming weeks the Spanish Red Cross and Food Bank will commence the Food Assistance Plan 2012. Their goal is to provide the hungry living in Alicante with quality food at no charge.

First supermarket THE first Suma supermarket in the province has opened in Benitatxell. There are already 12 other Suma supermarkets in the Valencia Region.

Medical protests HOSPITAL workers in Alicante Province staged a one-hour protest against the new system of management that now includes the regional government. According to union leaders, 85 per cent of the healthcare professionals participated.

Summer sales SUMMER sales in the Valencia Region have officially begun. Shoppers can find great deals at up to 70 per cent off.

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RUNNING RIOT: Up to a million people visit Pamplona for the annual Running of the Bulls.

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LAMENCO, wine, sunshine, and olive oil are all synonymous with modernday Spain. And there is also the annual Running of the Bulls Festival in Pamplona, Navarre, in the Northern Pyrenees. An estimated one million people visit Pamplona annually for the Festival of San Fermín, which this year opens tomorrow

(Friday) with a grand fireworks’ display and general partying. This will be followed each morning for the next seven days by a daily running of the bulls, followed by a bullfight at 6.30pm involving animals from that day’s run, and ending with more night-time partying. The festival events were central to the plot of The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway.

More room at language school

Fewer travellers

THREE THOUSAND positions were newly created for those interested in learning a language at Murcia’s Official Language School this upcoming academic year. The government approved a law making it necessary for language teachers at the school to impart three extra hours of class per week. As a result, 80 groups of students who would have been denied access to the language school in previous years will now be able to participate. Classes will be made available based on the students’ demands.

THERE will be one million fewer travellers along the roads of Murcia this summer than in 2010. The head of Regional Traffic, Victor Sales, attributes this to the economic crisis which makes it difficult for people to take a holiday.

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There are no magical solutions to the financial crisis’

EC President Jose Manuel Barroso, who applauded the measures approved by EU leaders to stabilise debt, but warned the end of the crisis was still distant.

Number of the week

million people on average watched 15.48 the Euro 2012 final match between

Spain and Italy on TV on Sunday, making it the match with the most viewers in history. At 10.32pm there were more than 17.88 million people watching.

MURCIA City Hall has approved an initiative to educate children, teenagers and young adults about emergency response. Topics include First Aid, Road Safety, Self-Defence, and Emergencies in Education.

Birth rate MURCIA is the region with the highest birth rate of 2011. According to INE (Institute of National Statistics) 11.81 children were born for every 1,000 people. After Murcia came Cataluña (11.13) and Madrid (11.04)

Family affair A MOTHER and daughter, aged 52 and 27, have been arrested for selling drugs from their home in the Carmen neighbourhood in Alicante.

and finally... A MAN was arrested in Sevilla for teaching his 11-year-old son how to drive. The man, who is a driving instructor, had taken the child on the A8100 road between Carmona and Utrera, where he was spotted driving slowly and dangerously, and was stopped by police.


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By Amanda Surber RESIDENTS of the Punteta neighbourhood in Callosa (Alicante) have reportedly been living with human waste in their streets for months since construction of the highspeed AVE train destroyed their drainage system. UTE is the construction company responsible for the work done on the AVE’s railway. One of their machines plugged up the town’s sewer system, resulting in an above-ground channel of human waste. Ironically, the situation occurred just three metres from the general sanitation network. Neighbours demanded the town hall resolve the situation that has only got worse with time. They complained, “It’s a sanitation problem and nobody is doing anything to fix it.� Town planning councillor, Francisco Rodriguez, defended his diligence and pointed the finger at the sewage company. “Not too long ago, we brought the general sewage network to the site and the company, Aqualia, promised to reconnect the drains; however, nothing has been done yet.� Such a problem rarely occurs nowadays and could be considered an antiquated issue. One affected neighbour, Juan Rascon, pronounced, “I’m one step away from reporting the incidents to the Guardia Civil, because it’s unfair that we have to live like this in modern times.�

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A MILLIONAIRE is suing his ex-wife over her vast ÂŁ640,000 designer shoe collection which she kept from their divorce settlement three years ago.

Won’t breathe THE UK is facing fines if it fails to improve air quality quickly, after the European Commission refused plans to delay improvements.

Queen’s visit STYLISH: The event took place by the pool of El Corazon Hotel in Rojales.

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THE Paul Cunningham Nurses Charity Shop held their 2012 Fashion Show last week. The event took place by the swimming pool of El Corazon Hotel in Rojales. The evening’s entertainment raised ₏840. Many thanks from Paul Cunningham Nurses

to everyone from the shops who gave their time and to all who attended. Paul Cunningham Nurses Charity provides free care for people in the later stages of terminal illness. For more information www.paulcunninghamnurses.com.

THE final day of the Queen’s two-day visit to Northern Ireland was marked by an historic handshake and a party.

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Torrevieja’s first mayor leaves behind her legacy TORREVIEJA’S first democratically elected mayor passed away on Saturday, June 30, 2012. Rosa Mazon Valero lived a full life for all of her 86 years. A nurse by trade, in the days when Torrevieja’s population barely made it into five figures, she was known to everyone in the city, for she was Torrevieja’s midwife, helping with the birth of almost 4,000 ‘Torrevejenses’ before she entered politics. Rosa Mazon Valero was the first elected mayor from the Democratic Elections of 1979 following the death of the Dictator Franco. She was Torrevieja’s mayor from 1979 through 1983 and shared the post, as an independent candidate and by choice, with Joaquin Garcia from 1983 to 1987 who in turn, handed the position of mayor over to former Mayor Pedro Hernandez. In 1981, Torrevieja’s population was only 12,314. As a midwife in the years before Torrevieja had

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dedication to others made her deserving of many awards, including ‘Hija predilecta de Torrevieja’ (Favourite Daughter of Torrevieja) the prestigious ‘Diego Ramirez Pastor’ award, the title of Nurse of Honour’ of the Alicante Midwifery and nursing School, and member of Merit of the Torrevieja Casino, as well as one of her own personal favourites ‘President of Honour of the ALPE College of Special Education.’ In 2011, Rosa was honoured with her name being given to one of Torrevieja’s most important link roads. At the time, former Councillor for Foreigners and New Technology, Pedro Valero said “I’m very proud of what my mother achieved and today’s honour will forever mean that citizens and visitors to Torrevieja will keep her name alive.” Pedro Valero stepped aside from active local politics last election to return to his ‘real’ job and also to continue his studies towards his Doctorate in Politics.


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OFFICIAL OPENING: Easy Horse Care Charity Store.

Charity store launched CORKS were popping and Cava was flowing at the Easy Horse Care Charity Store in La Zenia at their official opening. Having opened in a blaze of glory just a few weeks earlier, the store was officially opened with the cutting of the ribbon by an emotional Sue Weeding, the lady who founded the charity just four years ago and has seen it grow as big as her dreams.

Due to the size of the shop, which is situated in Centro Commercial Zeniamar in Calle Maestro Torralba, donations of furniture can now be accepted and house clearances carried out. If you would like to donate an item or can spare a few hours to volunteer your time at the La Zenia store or any of the other three, please contact Vicky directly on 636 062 000.

HALF of young Germans are unsure whether the Nazi state was a dictatorship, and even more are not sure whether the Socialist East German regime was one.

Change in law JEWS and Muslims spoke up against the courtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ruling to consider circumcision a crime of bodily harm.

No fun fair A FAIRGROUND ride span out of control, throwing a car carrying three people into a group of walkers, leaving seven injured. .

Bad crows BERLINERS have complained they are still being pecked on the head by aggressive crows, despite the warning signs.


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Treasury returns €198.2m to Alicante By Amanda Surber MORE than one million residents in the Valencia region filed for returns under the Individual Income Tax Campaign (IRPF). In response, the treasury paid €629.3 million to the people. Data shows there were a total of 1.5 million requests

registered in the region. Of those, 1.1 million or 74.6 per cent, received favourable responses and were paid. Regarding Valencia’s provinces, the treasury has already successfully returned €198.2 million to Alicante, €76.8 million to Castellon, and €354.3 million to Valencia,

the province with the most filed tax returns. National records show the Tax Agency has returned €6.132 billion, to the individuals corresponding to 10,220,000 applications throughout the country. That means that 75 per cent of the 13.5 million

applicants received their tax refund. Though the deadline was this week, those individuals who have yet to present their application for the tax return may do so by contacting the Tax Agency directly and taking advantage of their various services offered.

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Broadway & Hollywood is back to visit Mazarron area THE Broadway & Hollywood show, which toured the Costas in 2011, is back for a further two events in July and both are in the Camposol area. The shows are in Oscars, Sector B, Camposol, next Thursday and in Condado Club, Condado de Alhama next Sunday. Fund Raising is for Help at Home (Costa

Blanca). Peter from Jukebox Promotions said “this is the first time we have been able to take the show south to the Mazarron area and the two chosen venues should be great for drama, fun and fabulous music.” The voice and acting of Andy Jones will again feature in the show. It will

illustrate songs from Broadway and The West End. Fiona McLean will also star on this tour and perform songs from the musicals and films. Tickets are available at the venues or online at www.jukeboxpromotions. co.uk. For information call 695 135 134.

Thanks for donation THE Torrevieja Stroke Support Group (TSSG) wants to thank the Scottish Country Dancing Club for their continued support following a recent donation of €250. TSSG is available to all those who have suffered a stroke and their carers, providing a safe and therapeutic environment at their Friday group meetings in the annex of the Age Concern building at La Siesta. The Group closes for a short summer recess on July 13 - September 7.

THE Central Commission of the Tajo-Segura Aquaduct says the people of Murcia can count on the system to provide them with water. Reservoirs in Entrepeñas and Buendia will store the water available for Murcia. Agriculture and water manager, Antonio Cerda applauds the regional hydraulic infrastructure saying, “They have found a way to produce it that compliments the development of agricultural technology.” There has been an 85 per cent improvement in the region’s irrigated land as a result of the new system.

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SCANDINAVIAN PRESS Stories making headlines in Denmark, Norway and Sweden

Broken Leg? Press 1. DENMARK – Emergency rooms in hospitals are attempting to cut waiting times by forcing patients to call before they turn up.

SHM break-up SWEDEN – DJ trio Swedish House Mafia announced that their upcoming tour will be the last the group plays together, ending four years of massive commercial success.

Hacker arrested NORWAY – A Norwegian is amongst 24 arrested in an FBI action against an international hacking group which has misused 400,000 credit cards.

‘Jobs for silence’ claim metro victims relatives VALENCIA’S regional government tried to buy them off with jobs, alleged relatives of victims killed in the 2006 Metro accident.

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Forty-three people died and 47 were injured when the speeding train derailed on July 3. Juan Cotino, then head of the

Cleaners ‘in the black’ MORE than 30,000 home helps are expected to swell the numbers of workers employed in the submerged economy. On June 30 the specific Social Security tier for domestic workers ceased to exist. Those with one employer were automatically re-registered in the general category but cleaners working for several people had to re-register themselves. As anyone not complying with the new regulation automatically lost social security cover, around 36,700 workers – 12 per cent of the total – remain outside the system, according to the UGT trade union.

Agriculture department, later visited several of their families. On at least two visits, Cotino – now Speaker of the regional parliament – suggested jobs to close relatives of victims, it is claimed. During the meetings, Cotino always repeated the official theory that the accident was “inevitable and impossible to predict.” He also enquired about the circumstances of the victims’ brothers and sisters. “He asked my two sons if they worked or studied. He said if they needed anything, we only had to let him know,” recalled a mother whose daughter died in the accident. “My elder son replied that they wanted to find work on their own merits, without outside help,” explained the woman, who asked to remain anonymous “to avoid problems.” Cleaners will now be paid legally.

Maria and The Pink Ladies THE total raised by Maria and The Pink Ladies at their annual 5k walk and fun day at Playa Flamenca was €11,463. That brings the total amount raised in the last 12 months by Maria and The Pink Ladies to €24,353 and the total raised since they started in June 2010 to €54,917. Last month, one of the Pink Ladies, Karen Boczkowski lost her battle with cancer and will be missed by her many friends, family and The Pink Ladies. The new AECC office in Torrevieja opened this week in Calle Torrevejenses Ausentes in the centre of Torrevieja, the office will be open to book mamograms, smear tests and prostate tests. Volunteers are needed so if anyone has a few hours a week to spare to help with this very worthy cause then call 603 292 963 between 10am and 4pm.


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Still hope for Ruth and Jose as search continues EXCAVATIONS at their father’s property, Las Quemadillas, continue this week in the search for missing Ruth and Jose. Their father, Jose Breton, who was separating from his wife, Ruth Ortiz, at the time they disappeared, remains in prison on remand. Ruth, six, and her two-year-old brother, Jose, disappeared in October 2011 but could still be alive, insisted Juan Jose Primo Jurado, the national government’s Andalucia sub-delegate. Investigators are not disheartened, said Primo Jurado. On the contrary, they are using every means possible to solve the case and find the

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Bad weapons result in death A DRUNKEN man in Southern Russia attacked police officers with an axe and a pitchfork, prompting them to shoot him dead. He was threatening to shoot his wife and mother-in-law.

No thriller MISSING: Ruth, 6, and her brother Jose, 2. children, he told reporters. He nevertheless understood the

disappointment of investigators and ‘those who love the children,’ after heavy earthmoving machinery failed to produce results, the sub-delegate admitted. Information from ground-penetrating radar also took time to analyse, Primo Jurado explained. The judge in charge of the case also awaits the geo-radar analyses. Then it will be up to archaeologists to work at suggested points.

ST PETERSBURG police tried to prevent a group of Michael Jackson fans from commemorating the third anniversary of the ‘King of Pop’s’ death, citing a new law on public gatherings.

Drug-free THE republic of Yakutia in Eastern Siberia was asked to grow drug-free cannabis to occupy land that is otherwise used by illegal cannabis farmers.


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18m drivers to be given bonus point EIGHTEEN million drivers are to receive a bonus point on their driving licences. Those who have never had points deducted now have 15, a gift that comes six years after Spain’s points system was introduced. Two bonus points were previously awarded to exemplary drivers in 2009, bringing their total up to 14. Of Spain’s 26 million drivers, 4.9 million were responsible for driving offences costing points. Of these, 1.4 million committed two or more offences. Anyone losing all points temporarily loses their driving licence, the fate GIFT: Drivers who have never lost points will gain one.

of 142,015 people – just 0.5 per cent of drivers. A further 2,462 drivers have lost all their points on two occasions. But how easy will it be to avoid losing points in future? Guardia Civil Traffic police are under renewed pressure, with constant verbal orders from the Interior ministry to fine more motorists, they claim. Officers failing to bring in sufficient fines lose their productivity bonus, according to police sources. They are also warned that they stand to lose around €230 on their wages if their ‘performance’ does not improve. Officers who impose most fines get the best shifts and other extras, creating an ‘unbearable’ atmosphere and working conditions , according to Guardia Civil sources.

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2,000 motor enthusiasts brave heat MORE than 2,000 people attended the Almeria Festival of Speed (AFS) at the race track in Tabernas last Friday. The AFS was organised by Spectrum FM radio and sponsored by the EWN, La Voz de Almeria and Cadena SER radio. Circuit owner David Garcia said he couldn’t believe how many people had turned up, especially as it was a working day. He said there had been more people than at last year’s Andalucian Championships, held on a Sunday. It was also one of the largest displays of cars and motorbikes ever held on the Costa Almeria. Participants raced to record their best times on the track, which reached a temperature of 65ºC, 20 more than at the previous weekend’s European Grand Prix. The ‘hot laps’ that passengers paid for in race cars with professional drivers had to be cut short because of the heat. Ten aircooled cars also had to pull out because they couldn’t run in such high temperatures. The hardy owners of display cars who were still there at 3pm, were given three free laps, in recognition of their endurance. Despite the weather conditions, there were no accidents and people spoke highly of the event. Organiser Richard Shanley of Spectrum FM said he had been impressed by the professional and safety conscious way Kevin Healy of Focused Events had run the track.

FESTIVAL OF SPEED: One of the largest displays of cars and motorbikes ever held. Competitor Stuart Robinson said when Shanley said it had been a shame some cars cancelled because of the 47º degree heat, he had told him: “You are not God.” However, Robinson said for 98 per cent of the crowd (including himself), it felt like they were in heaven. He thanked all the organisers for an absolutely fabulous day. Homemade food as well as music and dancing by Rough Justice, The Eric Morecambes, the Julie Bruce Dance Academy and Carrie’s Dusty Boots added to the festival’s party atmosphere. There were stalls by Los Amigos de los Animales de los Filabres and PAWS animal charities.

Costa Coches and SRS Vehicle Services were on hand to answer any motorsportrelated questions. For just €5 a piece, guests were given the chance to be chauffeur driven around the race-track in a luxury pink limousine and treated to a glass of bubbly. Freestyle stunt rider Greg Rowbottom of Los Gallardos entertained the crowds with his wheelies. Shanley said they now have a basic blueprint for the next AFS. They know what works and what doesn’t, and hopefully next year will be bigger and better (and hopefully a bit cooler), than the first.


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Spanish plazas are all around By Linda Hall INSIDE Spain itself, more than 20 town, village and city squares bear the name Plaza de EspaĂąa. But there are even more worldwide, beginning with the Place dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Espagne-Spanjeplein in central Brussels. The square is watched over by statues of Don Quijote and Sancho Panza, in homage to the Spanish language. Rome has its Piazza di Spagna, named for the palace, which was built on the orders of the Spanish king, Fernando el Catolico in 1480. It now houses Spainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s embassy to the Vatican. Still in Europe, Lisbon in Portugal has its Praça de Espanha. In Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Balkans, Mostarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Plaza EspaĂąa pays homage to the 22 Spanish soldiers

ROME: The Piazza di Spagna. and an interpreter who died on active duty while stationed with the Nato mission there. In Africa, Tetuan (Morocco) and Malabo (Equatorial Guinea) each have a Plaza de EspaĂąa. There is another, even further afield in AgaĂąa in Guam. This island in the Western Pacific now belongs to the US but was a Spanish possession until it was surrendered in the Spanish-American

War of 1898. Across the Atlantic, Miami Beach in Florida has a Plaza de EspaĂąa, while south of the border, Mexico has a total of five. Argentina has six squares bearing Spainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name, but Chile has only one. So too does La Paz (Bolivia), Tegucigalpa (Honduras), Arequipa (Peru) and Montevideo (Uruguay) and Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic).

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Brutal killing in Madrid as notaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife attacked by three intruders AS a triumphant Iker Casillas flourished the European Cup, three masked men beat a notaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife to death in Madrid. The murder occurred Sunday night in an upmarket urbanisation in the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fuencaral-El Pardo district. The three men broke into the house, looking for valuables as the notary, his son and the sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fiancĂŠe watched Spainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s football team collect their awards. A domestic employee was also present at the other end of the house. The woman, aged 62, felt unwell and went to her bedroom. Her son followed soon afterwards after hearing â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;a strange noiseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, said sources close to the case. Once upstairs, the 32year-old came face to face with two masked men dressed in black. A third hit him over the head, leaving him semiconscious although - with his hands covered in blood - he managed to return downstairs and warn his father. The men escaped in the meantime and after finding his wife lying in a pool of blood, the notary rang the emergency services. Owing to the gravity of her wounds and the amount of blood she had lost, medics could do nothing to save her. The son was taken to the La Concepcion clinic for treatment. The upstairs rooms were ransacked, according to some sources, although police did not confirm this. The family is â&#x20AC;&#x153;totally normal, unassuming and hardworking,â&#x20AC;? said a neighbour. Earlier that evening before the match, the notary was seen walking the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s golden retriever, others remembered, expressing surprise that the dog ignored the intruders. Later, the sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s girlfriend recalled seeing an unfamiliar car near the house, they said.

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AT RISK: Foreign students being educated in Ceuta.

School jeopardised for Moroccan pupils CEUTA’S education authorities want to remove 200 Moroccan pupils who study at local schools. “Their own schools are good and up to standard,” said Francisco Antonio Gonzalez, the national government’s delegate in Ceuta. “If they can get a good education in their own country, I don’t understand why they need to come here.” Education in Spain’s North African enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla is controlled by the national government’s Ministry of Education. The ministry is now carrying out an on-the-spot enquiry

to determine which foreign pupils are entitled to attend Ceuta schools. “We can’t consent to fraud,” Gonzalez announced. There was no problem for foreign pupils whose fathers work legally in Ceuta but others ‘use deception’ to receive a service they have no right to, he added. The investigation is part of a widerreaching enquiry into abuse of Spain’s public services which expects to find around 2,500 fictitious names on the electoral rolls. Moroccans account for only 1.3 per cent of pupils at Ceuta’s 23 schools.


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4.00pm - midnight 7:00pm BBC News at Six The latest national and international news stories from the BBC News team, followed by weather. 7:30pm BBC London News The latest news, sport and weather from London. 8:00pm The One Show Matt Baker and Alex Jones bring you the stories that matter from across the country. 8:30pm EastEnders 9:00pm Traffic Cops Documentary series. 10:00pm When I Get Older 11:00pm BBC News at Ten The latest national and international news, with reports from BBC correspondents worldwide. 11:25pm BBC London News The latest news, sport and weather from London. 11:35pm Question Time David Dimbleby presents Question Time from Derby.

BBC2

ITV

6:30am Ecomaths: Key Stage 3 7:00am The Pingu Show 7:10am Pinky Dinky Doo 7:25am Timmy Time 7:35am Chuggington 7:50am Rastamouse 8:00am Roar 8:30am The League of Super Evil 8:45am Frankenstein's Cat 8:55am Newsround 9:00am Dick 'N' Dom Go Wild 9:30am Nina and the Neurons 9:45am Big and Small 10:00am Tinga Tinga Tales 10:10am Little Charley Bear 10:20am Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 10:30am Bob the Builder: Ready, Steady, Build! 10:40am The Koala Brothers 10:50am Lunar Jim 11:00am Dipdap 11:05am Kerwhizz 11:30am Driver Dan's Story Train 11:40am Waybuloo 12:00pm In the Night Garden 12:30pm The Daily Politics 1:00pm Animal Park 1:30pm Wimbledon 2012

BBC3 8:00pm Doctor Who 8:45pm Doctor Who Confidential 9:00pm Coming Here Soon 10:00pm Russell Howard's Good News 10:30pm Live at the Electric 11:00pm EastEnders 11:30pm Dead Boss 12:00am Family Guy 12:45am American Dad! 1:30am Live at the Electric 2:00am Dead Boss 2:30am Cherry Healey: How to Get a Life 3:30am Russell Howard's Good News 4:00am Coming Here Soon

Channel 4

5:40am ITV Nightscreen Text-based information service. 6:30am ITV Morning News The latest national and international news. 7:00am Daybreak 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30am This Morning Presented by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby. 12:25pm ITV News The latest headlines from around the world. Followed by a local weather forecast. 12:30pm This Morning Presented by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby. 1:30pm Loose Women More lunchtime chat and fun with the girls and their guests. 2:30pm ITV News and Weather The latest headlines from around the world. 3:00pm May the Best House Win 4:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal

4:25pm Deadly Art 4:40pm Prank Patrol Down Under Comedy prank series. 5:05pm Me and My Monsters 5:30pm Young Dracula 6:00pm Newsround 6:10pm Copycats 6:40pm Shaun the Sheep 6:50pm Wimbledon 2012 9:00pm Today at Wimbledon 10:00pm Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2012 11:00pm Mock the Week 11:30pm Newsnight

5:00pm A Touch of Frost Conclusion. 6:00pm Tipping Point 7:00pm London Tonight 7:30pm ITV News and Weather The latest headlines from around the world. Followed by a national weather forecast. 8:00pm Emmerdale Alicia is faced with a massive dilemma on her wedding day. 8:30pm Tonight 9:00pm Emmerdale Debbie is rushed to hospital, while Chas sees her dream slip away. 9:30pm Coronation Street Steve recruits an unlikely accomplice in a bid to eliminate the competition. 10:00pm Let's Get Gold First of a three-part series hosted by Vernon Kay. 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:35pm Bomber Command

12:20am London: A Tale of Two Cities with Dan Cruickshank 1:20am The Culture Show 1:50am BBC News 5:00am Human Planet

12:35am Caroline Quentin: A Passage Through India 1:30am Jackpot247 3:30am Tonight 3:55am ITV Nightscreen Text-based information service. 5:30am The Jeremy Kyle Show

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12:35am This Week 1:20am Holiday Weatherview 1:25am Panorama 1:55am Countryfile 2:55am Antiques Roadshow 3:55am Crime and Punishment 4:40am Great British Menu 5:10am Great British Menu 5:40am BBC News

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5:25am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast The latest news, sport, business and weather from the BBC's Breakfast team. 10:15am Crimewatch Roadshow 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 12:00pm Real Rescues 12:45pm Doorstep Crime 999 Gloria Hunniford finds out how people are fighting back against doorstep conmen and rogue traders. 1:15pm Bargain Hunt Antiques challenge. Anglesey is host to the reds and the blues. 2:00pm BBC News at One The latest national and international news stories from the BBC News team, followed by weather. 2:30pm BBC London News The latest news, sport and weather from London. 2:45pm Wimbledon 2012

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BBC4 8:00pm World News Today The latest national and international news, exploring the day's events from a global perspective. 8:30pm The Sky at Night 9:30pm Britain's Best Drives 10:00pm Storyville 11:20pm My Father Was a Nazi Commandant 12:10am Rude Britannia 1:10am London on Film: The Suburbs 1:40am Shakespeare Uncovered 2:40am The Sky at Night 3:40am Storyville

Channel 5

5:30am Deal or No Deal 6:25am Countdown 7:10am Sali Mali 7:15am The Hoobs 7:40am The Hoobs 8:05am Freshly Squeezed 8:30am According to Jim 9:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:30am Frasier 10:00am Undercover Boss Canada 11:00am Four Rooms 12:00pm You Deserve This House 1:00pm Channel 4 News 1:05pm Jamie's 30 Minute Meals 1:35pm River Cottage Bites 1:45pm North to Alaska

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5:50am Wildlife SOS 6:10am House Doctor 7:00am Thomas and Friends 7:10am The Wotwots! 7:20am City of Friends 7:35am Jelly Jamm 7:45am Peppa Pig 7:50am Castle Farm 8:00am Little Princess 8:10am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 8:20am The Mr Men Show 8:35am Thomas and Friends 8:45am Make Way for Noddy 9:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 9:15am Peppa Pig 9:30am Roary the Racing Car 9:50am Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00am Igam Ogam 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm Extreme Fishing with Robson Green 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Big Brother 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm The Mentalist

North To Alaska Henry Hathaway's western is set in the frozen north and stars John Wayne and Stewart Granger as Sam McCord and George Pratt, goldminers who strike it rich in Alaska.

4:10pm Countdown 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Four in a Bed 6:30pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks Texas is left terrified for her life. 8:00pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:55pm Sainsbury's London 2012 9:00pm Country House Rescue Great Fulford is a Grade I listed manor house near Exeter in Devon. 10:00pm Michael Johnson: Survival of the Fastest 11:00pm 24 Hours in A and E

12:05am Gordon Behind Bars 1:10am Random Acts 1:15am 4thought.tv 1:20am Undercover Boss 2:15am Our Man in... The Costas 3:10am Dispatches 3:40am Time Team 4:35am Ancient Egyptians 5:30am Deal or No Deal

4:15pm The Lady Musketeer Gerard Depardieu, Nastassja Kinski, Michael York, John RhysDavies. 6:00pm 5 News at 5 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away 7:30pm 5 News 8:00pm World's Toughest Prison 9:00pm Marco Pierre White's Kitchen Wars Competitive cooking show with Marco Pierre White. 10:00pm The Hotel Inspector Documentary series. Alex Polizzi travels around Britain, helping out struggling hotels. 11:00pm Big Brother Catch up on the latest events inside the Big Brother house.

12:00am Big Brother's Bit on the Side 1:00am Super Casino 5:00am The Great Artists 5:25am Wildlife SOS 5:50am Wildlife SOS

Satellite channels SKY1 5:35am Airline 6:05am Don't Forget the Lyrics 7:00am Crash Test Dummies 8:00am Brainiac: Science Abuse 9:00am Stargate Atlantis 11:00am NCIS: Los Angeles 12:00pm Best of Oops TV 1:00pm Glee 3:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 4:00pm Stargate Atlantis 6:00pm Futurama 6:30pm Modern Family 7:00pm The Middle 7:30pm Futurama 8:00pm The Simpsons 9:00pm Futurama 9:30pm The Simpsons 10:00pm Mount Pleasant 12:00am A League of Their Own 1:00am Road Wars 2:00am Costa Del Street Crime 3:00am Martina Cole: Girls in Gangs 3:55am It's Me or the Dog USA 4:45am Emergency Animal Rescue 5:35am Airline

SKY MOVIES COMEDY

12:50am Jackass 3.5 2:20am Tommy Boy 4:05am Wild Cherry 5:35am When in Rome

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 5:45am Listen to Your Heart 7:30am Cocktail 9:20am Mercy 10:55am Titanic 3d (Theatrical) 11:20am The Butcher's Wife 1:10pm Footloose 3:10pm The Chateau Meroux 4:50pm Chalet Girl 6:35pm Eat Pray Love 9:00pm Footloose 11:00pm Shallow Hal

TCM 6:00am Wild River 7:55am Gunsmoke 8:55am Rawhide 10:00am I Died a Thousand Times 12:00pm Day of the Evil Gun 1:45pm Gunsmoke 2:50pm Rawhide 4:00pm The Warriors 5:35pm Gunfighters of Casa Grande 7:25pm Sherlock Holmes and the House of Fear 8:50pm The Spider Woman 10:00pm Hell on Wheels 11:00pm Deadwood

1:00am Date Night 2:35am Titanic 3d (Theatrical) 3:05am Solitary Man 4:40am The Top Ten Show 2012 4:55am Secretariat

SKY MOVIES ACTION 4:50am American Ninja 3: Bloodhunt 6:25am A Quest for Camelot 7:55am The Amazing Spiderman: Premiere Special 8:25am Tracker 10:15am Killers 12:05pm Superman IV: The Quest for Peace 1:40pm Thor 3:40pm The Green Hornet

4:20am Get Him to the Greek 6:15am Tooth Fairy 8:00am Wild Cherry 9:30am Tommy Boy 11:15am The Rebound 1:00pm The Amazing Spiderman: Premiere Special 1:30pm Bridesmaids 3:45pm When in Rome

5:45pm Van Helsing 8:00pm Takers 10:00pm Thor

5:30pm Road Trip 7:15pm The Rebound 9:00pm Bridesmaids 11:10pm Road Trip

12:00am The Green Hornet 2:00am The 13th Warrior 3:45am Invasion U.S.A. 5:40am Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas

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Stat of week WORK-RELATED trips fell 36 per cent in Spain between 2008 and 2011, according to Eurostat data with 17.3 million business trips over the three years.

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House gloom HOUSE prices last month fell back to such a degree that the annual pace of decline has now hit its highest rate for almost three years as the economy remains weak with little sign of a bounce-back, according to mortgage lender Nationwide.

Biggest race FORMULA ONE’S British billionaire chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has offered to pay more than €43m to stage a grand prix in Central London. It would be the biggest motor race in the world.

So confident DEBENHAMS, Britain’s No. 2 department store group, said it was confident it could keep growing after a push into non-clothing areas saw it beat sales’ forecasts.

MADRID’S bid to host the tsunami and nuclear 2020 Olympic Games could explosion last year. be under threat. Meanwhile, Istanbul The nation’s precarious contines to fight for the economic situation and opportunity to host the delicate financial outlook Euro 2020 Soccer are acting as a negative to Championship, which the Spain hosting the games in Olympic committee eight years’ time. considers unrealistic. As the world at large Interestingly, if the focuses on the 2012 British Olympic Committee follows Olympics due to open in its own unofficial rule of the London later this month, games being held in the International Olympic alternating continents, with Committee has Europe admitted that it hosting this is conscious of year’s games Spain’s present in London, challenges. OLYMPIC lottery and with Brazil These could scammers are using a chosen for the lead to Madrid letter emblazoned with 2016 games in finding difficulty an imitation London Rio de Janeiro, in finding 2012 logo and Olympic then on paper sponsors for the rings to swindle it should be 2020 games, personal details out of Asia’s turn to despite the city unsuspecting victims be the chosen to be earlier netting probably as the 2020 the highest forwarded to criminal venue. score of 8.08 out gangs abroad. Madrid, of the three along with remaining Tokyo and candidates. Istanbul, has been invited Second in the points to the London Olympics to chart is Tokyo (8.02) which see how this year’s games is applying for the fourth are run. time, while Istanbul gained Early next year the 6.98 points, with this the Olympic Committee will city’s fifth Olympic bid. visit each short-listed city, Though the economic and this will be followed by situation is putting a dark a full report and verbal cloud over Madrid’s hopes, presentation being Tokyo may have problems submitted. The final with power supplies decision will be made in following the earthquake, 14 months’ time.

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SELLING UP: Prince Albert.

DESPITE the world’s economic woes... and especially those in Euro-land, it seems unlikely that the reason Prince Albert II of Monaco has decided to auction off part of the luxury car collection started by his father Prince Rainier III, is personal financial hardship. Bentley, Panhard and Porsche are among cars going under the hammer.

FLASHBACK: The 1992 Barcelona Olympics were heralded globally as a success.


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More tonics sought to health card concerns

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REGARDING your article on the European health card, can you direct me to the department I need to contact in the UK? I was told by a Spanish receptionist that they will not let us see a doctor with just the card, but, as I am 66, I could obtain from England a Proof of Pensioner certificate. I rang every department I could while we were in England but no one knew what I was talking about. The overseas helpline said they must be confusing me with a Spanish resident who needs an S1 form. In the end I gave up, having spoken to five departments and seven people. Please help as no one in England seems aware You and the of such proof. P M (by email) Law in Spain By David Searl

YOU said in your article that pensioners who visit Spain can obtain a Proof of Pensioner certificate. Where do we apply for this? J V S (by email) When people use terms like ‘see a doctor’, this leads me to believe that we have a misunderstanding of how the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) really works. The EHIC covers free emergency treatment or treatment for a medical problem which arises during the person’s visit to Spain. If a visitor falls and breaks an arm or suffers a heart attack while on holiday, they will be treated. If visitors simply do not feel well and want to ‘see a doctor’, the EHIC does not cover this. In short, the EHIC is designed for the emergency room. For proof of pensioner status, this basically comes from the Department of Works and Pensions (DWP). If in the UK, go to your local healthcare trust, with your EHIC and some recent correspondence with the DWP, addressed to your UK address. With these two documents, they can issue a certificate good for three months. If in Spain, start with the nearest UK Consulate. They should have a DWP representative. If PM, my first questioner, called the Overseas Healthcare Team on 0191 218 1999 and got no help, I should be surprised.

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Christmas joy...178 days in advance WITH just 178 days until Christmas, London toy shop Hamleys has released its list of predicted topselling festive gifts, tipping traditional favourites including Mickey Mouse and Barbie alongside more modern hits such as Moshi Monsters.

£££ THE Spice Girls reunited to launch a new musical based on songs that made them one of the biggest bands of the 90s. Viva Forever!, written by Jennifer Saunders and produced by Mamma Mia!

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mastermind Judy Craymer, opens in London’s West End on December 11.

£££ THE Coryton oil refinery in Essex, the most modern and efficient of its five plants in Western Europe, has closed, doomed by bankruptcy. The plant is to become a storage depot in a deal

between Royal Dutch Shell, Vopak and Greenergy.

£££ SIR JIMMY SAVILE’S life has been unveiled with treasured possessions catalogued ahead of a huge charity auction. The items which belonged to the nation’s once favourite discjockey include a €112,000 RollsRoyce Corniche, and a €14,800 gold and diamond encrusted Rolex watch.

Monopoly money, aka quantitative easing... QUANTITATIVE EASING, if it didn’t sound so official, slipping as it does with such facility from the lips of senior bankers, might be considered dangerous or even illegal. Some of you might recall the plan by the Nazis during the Second World War to print millions of expertly-counterfeited Bank of England £5 notes to drop across Britain. This scheme, had it been carried through, might have done untold damage to Britain’s international credit, and possibly adversely affected the war effort. If one now transposes 2012 billions for those 1940s’ millions, it’s not difficult to see the similarity, except that in 2012 it is our own Bank of England that is printing the stuff and putting it into circulation. The reason for issuing the first round of quantitative easing (QE) a few years ago did have some merit, for it helped refinance banks caught up in the 2008 Lehman Bros’ fiasco so that they could cover overdrafts and loans to businesses, large, medium-sized and small. This should have had the effect of easing the recession, improving employment prospects, especially for young people, and generally filtering through to the High Street to get the economy moving again. That was the plan, but it appears now that the banks preferred to use this injection of new money as capital to lend to one another, and at the same time setting Libor, the inter-bank rate (at least by some) upon which commercial credit is based, artificially high. This made their balance-sheets look good, pleased the shareholders, and satisfied the Stock Exchange - at the expense of you and me. Small and medium businesses are to this

DANGER: Printing money could jeopardise the economy.

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day being charged unnecessarily high rates on their overdrafts, with the extra costs naturally being passed on to their customers. This has meant the pockets of the ordinary man in the street have been hit twice, by a cost of living above the official figures, and by mortgage rates set artificially high by the joint action of quantitativeeasing and banking-industry manipulation. There is a great hue and cry now, of course, with various politicians calling for ‘heads to roll’, and yet Sir Mervyn King, Chairman of the Bank of England, as well as lending his voice to the clamour for tougher banking regulation, was talking, only a week or two ago, about the possibility of QE issue number three. The damage inflicted upon Britain’s economy - not to mention

the international reputation of London as a world financial centre is impossible even to estimate at this juncture. How can anyone know with any accuracy, how many innovative young entrepreneurs have been discouraged from putting their ideas into practice by banks refusing them ‘start-up’ loans or setting the rates impossibly high? How many small and mediumsized businesses have been forced to close their doors, able no longer to service their overpriced overdrafts? The Swiss-based Bank for International Settlements (BIS), perhaps the most respected in its field, has warned that “the Bank of England, with its dual programme of money printing and ultra-low official interest rates, might be putting Britain’s economy at risk.” With this in mind, it can only be hoped that wiser, and perhaps more far-seeing, minds will prevail before the present dangerous trend evolves into something even worse.


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www.euroweeklynews.com AMERICAN author and humorist Sam Ewing said that inflation is “when you pay fifteen dollars for the tendollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.” Most of us will smile in recognition at this statement, but yet too many people do not take inflation seriously as a threat to their wealth. I should probably quote Ronald Reagan instead: “Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.” More recently, the UK protest group Save our Savers described inflation as “the kiss of death to savings.” Wealth preservation is about protecting the value of your capital in ‘real terms’ – that is, after inflation and tax. There are various threats to your wealth that you need to plan for, but often interest rate risk and inflation risk come lower down the list than they should. While cash was viewed as a no-risk investment option by many, recent years have proved this is not the case, with a prolonged period of very low interest rates as well as bank failures. If, as most British expatriates do, you still have cash savings in Sterling, the bad news is that markets now imply that the first Bank of England interest rate rise will not be until February 2017. They have now priced in a cut to 0.25%

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by the end of this year. Save our Savers calculates that over £100 billion has already been lost since the BoE base rate was cut to 0.5%, and this figure is only going to grow. Another round of quantitative easing also looks increasingly likely, and there is concern that this contributes to higher inflation. Central bank policies over recent years have been described as a ‘disaster’ for savers in general, and more so for retirees, by the over 50s group Saga. If inflation outpaces the low interest rates available on your savings accounts, wherever you live, your capital is not only not growing, but declining in value. Prices have risen throughout history. Using Sterling as an example, the pound lost 99% of its value in less than a century. In the same way, the Euro is losing purchasing

power every year. You may not worry about a 100 years’ time, but inflation can have a significant impact on your capital over your retirement years. Inflation is insidious – you may not notice the effects each year until it is too late. Remember that official figures are based on a basket of goods and your personal rate is likely to be different. Over the longer term inflation reduces the spending power of your capital. For example, an inflation rate of 4% will reduce the spending power of 100,000 (be it Pounds or Euros) to 81,537 after just five years. After 10 years it falls to 66,483 and after 20 years it will have lost 56% of its value. If your personal inflation rate is 5%, 100,000 would be worth just 35,849 in 20 years’ time. Even lower interest rates have an impact over time. 2.5% inflation reduces the spending power of 100,000 to 77,632 in 10 years and 60,269 in 20. With more and more people living longer than 20 years in retirement, many for 30 years

or more, you need to plan for this possibility. Thirty years of inflation could decimate your savings if they do not keep pace with inflation. A 4% inflation rate would wipe out over 70% of the value of 100,000, taking it down to just 29,386. It would even lose over half its value with a lower rate of 2.5%, ending up being worth 46,788. These calculations are only based on the real value after inflation. They do not take tax into equation, another thing you need to consider and plan for. A recent research paper by First Direct provided a good illustration of how a million is not what it used to be, with inflation downgrading the lifestyle it can buy you. The value of £1 million today was worth £2.6m 20 years ago. In 1992, £1 million could buy you all the following: an average house in Kensington or Chelsea, a Rolls-Royce, a seagoing luxury yacht, a holiday home in Tuscany and another in Cornwall, two high end luxury brand watches, a 3.5 carat diamond necklace and a 32-night Caribbean

cruise. A comparative £1 million basket of goods today would consist of an average house in Hounslow, an Aston Martin, a river cruiser, a house in Cornwall, two basic model luxury brand watches, a 0.45 carat diamond pendant and a 14-night Northern European cruise. It is a similar story here in Spain. To quote Save our Savers again: “Albert Einstein said that compound interest is the most powerful force in the universe. Given that inflation is its opposite, it is surely equally true to say that inflation is the most destructive force in the universe.” Speak to an experienced adviser like Blevins Franks to discuss strategies for your capital to keep pace with inflation, based on your circumstances and objectives. At the same time discuss the opportunities available to protect your income and wealth from unnecessary taxation. To keep in touch with the latest developments in the offshore world, check out the latest news on our website www.blevinsfranks.com


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LONDON - FTSE 100 C H A N G E ( P ) % C H G. 5.00 1.93

NET VOLUME 2,972,622

Admiral Group

1,169.00

-23.00

-1.93

601,001

Aggreko

2,085.00

13.00

0.63

374,345

AMEC

1,026.00

24.00

2.40

1,449,899

Anglo American

2,109.00

20.50

0.98

2,797,689

Antofagasta

CU RR EN CI ES

C LOSING P RICES J ULY 2

C O M PA N Y PRICE(P) Aberdeen Asset Manag. 264.70

0.80276

1.24568 Units per €

United States $..................................................... 1.25825 Japan Yen ¥.......................................................... 99.9318 Switzerland Francs............................................... 1.20121 Denmark Kroner ................................................... 7.43463 Norway Kroner...................................................... 7.51782

1,097.00

9.00

0.83

1,359,104

ARM Holdings

511.00

5.50

1.09

3,482,250

Ashmore Group

353.30

4.80

1.38

896,369

C O M PA N Y

PRICE(P)

Assoc. British Foods

1,288.00

6.00

0.47

851,842

B. American Tobacco

3,298.00

56.50

AstraZeneca

2,882.00

29.00

1.02

3,066,224

519.00

British Land Co

C O M PA N Y Centrica Compass Group CRH

PRICE(P) CHANGE 319.60 1.60

% C H G. 0.50

VOLUME 9,361,799

670.00

1.00

0.15

3,431,177

1,241.00

9.00

0.73

2,026,870

Croda International

2,299.00

36.00

1.59

408,585

Diageo

1,658.00

16.00

0.97

3,218,471

Eurasian Natural Res

425.60

10.20

2.46

2,270,200

EVRAZ

258.50

-2.20

-0.84

2,585,806

NET VOLUME

Experian

916.00

15.50

1.72

2,159,102

1.74

1,971,654

Fresnillo

1,490.00

33.00

2.26

584,172

8.50

1.67

2,599,938

G4S

283.70

4.60

1.65

2,083,591

GKN

181.70

1.10

0.61

5,476,018

1,472.00

25.00

1.73

6,631,665

C H A N G E ( P ) % C H G.

Aviva

282.70

10.10

3.71

15,626,492

British Sky Broadcasting

687.50

-9.00

-1.29

4,010,478

Babcock International

864.50

11.00

1.29

1,067,062

BT Group

215.30

3.90

1.84

14,221,651

BAE SYSTEMS

290.70

2.10

0.73

6,344,280

Bunzl

1,055.00

12.00

1.15

719,378

Glencore International

299.00

3.45

1.17

12,062,371

Barclays

168.40

5.55

3.41

100,162,201

Burberry Group

1,336.00

11.00

0.83

2,398,316

Hammerson

450.00

7.10

1.60

2,023,937

BG Group

1,323.00

23.00

1.77

5,085,370

Capita

658.50

2.50

0.38

1,902,702

Hargreaves Lansdown

537.00

7.50

1.42

459,906

BHP Billiton

1,830.00

24.00

1.33

4,651,638

Capital Shopping Centres 321.20

-0.80

-0.25

2,428,129

HSBC Holdings

570.10

9.00

1.60

19,705,992

432.50

10.55

2.50

24,679,006

Carnival

3.00

0.14

562,025

ICAP

339.80

2.30

0.68

1,333,040

BP

2,185.00

GlaxoSmithKline

IMI

DOW JONES

NASDAQ

C LOSING P RICES J ULY 2

C LOSING P RICES J ULY 2

C O M PA N Y

PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE VOLUME

MMM 3M Co

88.87

-0.73

-0.81%

98,355

AA Alcoa Inc

8.62

-0.13

-1.54%

1,031,488

AXP American Express Co

58.88

+0.67

+1.15%

176,641

T AT&T Inc

35.95

+0.29

+0.81%

639,456

7.96

-0.22

-2.75%

6,585,783

BAC Bank of America Corp BA Boeing Co

73.19

-1.11

-1.49%

113,222

CAT Caterpillar Inc

83.07

-1.84

-2.17%

318,971

CVX Chevron Corp

105.06

-0.44

-0.42%

237,280

CSCO Cisco Systems Inc

17.02

-0.15

-0.87%

1,180,085

DD E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co

48.77

-1.80

-3.56%

412,734

XOM Exxon Mobil Corp

84.71

-0.86

-1.01%

601,700

GE General Electric Co

20.36

-0.48

-2.33%

2,262,301

HPQ Hewlett-Packard Co

19.98

-0.13

-0.65%

557,692

HD Home Depot Inc

52.86

-0.13

-0.25%

361,272

INTC Intel Corp

26.50

-0.15

-0.58%

1,144,710

IBM International Business Machines Co... 195.09 -0.49

-0.25%

79,868

JNJ Johnson & Johnson

67.74

+0.18

+0.27%

504,286

JPM JPMorgan Chase and Co

35.87

+0.14

+0.39%

1,295,846

KFT Kraft Foods Inc

38.52

-0.10

-0.26%

323,032

MCD McDonald's Corp

87.95

-0.58

-0.66%

109,034

MRK Merck & Co Inc

41.77

+0.02

+0.05%

413,047

MSFT Microsoft Corp

30.35

-0.24

-0.78%

1,431,812

PFE Pfizer Inc

22.87

-0.13

-0.57%

749,911

PG Procter & Gamble Co

60.90

-0.35

-0.57%

250,797

KO The Coca-Cola Co

78.58

+0.39

+0.50%

283,937

TRV Travelers Companies Inc

63.81

-0.03

-0.05%

90,444

UTX United Technologies Corp

75.22

-0.31

-0.41%

184,056

VZ Verizon Communications Inc

44.67

+0.23

+0.52%

263,277

WMT Wal-Mart Stores Inc

69.32

-0.40

-0.57%

388,702

DIS Walt Disney Co

48.43

-0.07

-0.14%

390,192

C O M PA N Y

PRICE

CHANGE NET / %

Most Advanced Brightpoint, Inc. $8.81 Lincare Holdings Inc. $41.32 NCI, Inc. $4.72 ATP Oil & Gas Corporation $3.90 Horizon Pharma, Inc. $8.10 Chindex International, Inc. $10.89 Corinthian Colleges, Inc. $3.19 BioMimetic Therapeutics, Inc. $2.88 Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. $4.64 Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. $30.705 Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. $5.96 Theravance, Inc. $24.05 Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. $2.27 Asset Acceptance Capital Corp. $7.34

3.40 / +62.85% 7.30 / +21.46% 0.67 / +16.55% 0.54 / +16.13% 0.97 / +13.62% 1.09 / +11.12% 0.30 / +10.38% 0.25 / +9.88% 0.40 / +9.43% 2.50 / +8.88% 0.46 / +8.36% 1.83 / +8.24% 0.17 / +8.10% 0.54 / +7.94%

841.50

10.00

1.20

1,260,289

Imperial Tobacco

2,504.00

49.00

2.00

1,571,261

InterContinental

1,551.00

16.00

1.04

996,609

Intl Cons Airlines

158.60

-0.90

-0.56

4,459,306

2,694.00

22.00

0.82

260,870

77.80

1.20

1.57

11,990,153

Intertek Group ITV Johnson Matthey

2,207.00

-1.00

-0.05

701,204

Kazakhmys

730.00

8.50

1.18

1,245,587

Kingfisher

289.00

1.60

0.56

5,951,628

Land Securities Group

750.50

12.00

1.62

2,389,944

Legal & General Group

128.50

1.20

0.94

13,236,390

Lloyds Banking Group

31.48

0.38

1.22 138,113,695

Marks & Spencer

327.90

2.90

0.89

3,808,150

Meggitt

388.30

3.00

0.78

1,323,726

Morrison (Wm)

267.00

0.90

0.34

9,263,579

National Grid

681.00

5.50

0.81

5,611,507

3,195.00

-4.00

-0.13

506,982

154.00

2.60

1.72

9,235,088

1,262.00

-4.00

-0.32

1,895,368

768.50

6.50

0.85

1,122,122 1,562,841

Next Old Mutual Pearson Pennon Group

Most Declined Liquidity Services, Inc. $39.72 IRIDEX Corporation $3.62 Le Gaga Holdings Limited $4.33 OpenTable, Inc. $40.47 pSivida Corp. $2.11 Vera Bradley, Inc. $19.41 National American University Holdings, Inc. $3.97 Groupon, Inc. $9.83 FirstCity Financial Corporation $8.00 Casella Waste Systems, Inc. $5.44 The Hackett Group, Inc. $5.19 Omega Flex, Inc. $11.12 MakeMyTrip Limited $15.38 Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. $5.19

Petrofac 11.46 / -22.39% 0.55 / -13.19% 0.56 / -11.63% 4.54 / -10.09% 0.20 / -8.66% 1.66 / -7.90% 0.33 / -7.67% 0.80 / -7.53% 0.65 / -7.51% 0.41 / -7.01% 0.38 / -6.82% 0.79 / -6.63% 1.05 / -6.39% 0.35 / -6.32%

1,437.00

49.00

3.53

Polymetal International

919.50

10.50

1.16

378,876

Prudential

751.50

13.50

1.83

3,524,702

Randgold Resources

5,800.00

65.00

1.13

208,053

Reckitt Benckiser

3,446.00

81.00

2.41

2,038,636

Reed Elsevier

516.00

4.50

0.88

1,962,074

Resolution

198.00

2.10

1.07

2,918,886

REXAM

423.60

2.60

0.62

1,727,782

3,060.50

41.50

1.37

3,588,881

Rolls-Royce Holdings

869.00

11.00

1.28

2,866,598

Royal Bank of Scotland

219.00

3.70

1.72

11,629,086

2,239.50

14.50

0.65

2,615,547

108.60

0.50

0.46

9,655,787

2,574.50

19.50

0.76

1,867,076

280.30

3.00

1.08

2,334,760 4,122,257

Rio Tinto

Royal Dutch Shell RSA Insurance Group SABMiller Sage Group Sainsbury (J) Schroders Serco Group

304.50

3.10

1.03

1,370.00

34.00

2.54

270,872

544.00

8.00

1.49

740,848

Severn Trent

1,662.00

9.00

0.54

705,668

Shire

1,841.00

9.00

0.49

2,898,771 1,386,280

Smith & Nephew

639.00

1.50

0.24

Smiths Group

1,018.00

3.00

0.30

800,971

SSE

1,401.00

10.00

0.72

1,870,186

Standard Chartered

1,419.00

34.50

2.49

4,340,193

Standard Life

234.40

1.00

0.43

3,303,225

Tate & Lyle

647.50

0.00

0.00

1,539,109

Tesco

314.70

4.65

1.50

14,380,620

Tullow Oil

1,493.00

23.00

1.56

2,709,349

Unilever

2,155.00

11.00

0.51

2,852,373

United Utilities Group

679.50

4.50

0.67

2,191,458

Vedanta Resources

906.00

-6.00

-0.66

1,233,790

Vodafone Group

179.40

0.15

0.08

81,157,719

Weir Group

1,563.00

33.00

2.16

1,246,905

Whitbread

2,087.00

59.00

2.91

692,623

Wolseley

2,393.00

16.00

0.67

988,289

WPP

796.00

23.00

2.98

4,736,890

Xstrata

802.90

4.30

0.54

7,008,144


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Graduates get UN job offer

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How to avoid visits by family and friends costing a fortune

APPLICATIONS open next Friday (July 13) for young Spanish to work with the United Nations Suitable candidates, who must be under 32 with a good university degree, work experience, and an excellent level of French and English, are wanted to work in a variety of areas, including architecture plus social, economic and political affairs. Other official UN languages, including Russian, Chinese, Arabic and Spanish will gain points, and with the UN’s work with Africa, Portuguese and Swahili are also highly valued. The closing date for aplications is September 12, and an examination for selected candidates will take place in Madrid on December 5.

EXPATRIATES living in the South of Spain are the envy of people based in Northern Europe. On wet and windy days - in the middle of July - family and friends back home wish that they too had sandy beaches, cheap A look food and drink at finance and that for females fabulous Andalucían Jane Plunkett weather to jane.plunkett@euroweeklynews. enjoy. com So it’s not surprising that everyone wants to jet off to Spain - to visit expatriate family and friends – for their holidays. Having guests stay is always a fantastic experience and something I hope never stops occurring. But, equally, it can be an absolute drain on finances.

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Just when I thought I might get to the end of a month with a little left over in the account to go towards savings, my phone rings and it’s another would-be visitor looking to taking a sunshine holiday. With that goes any plans of taking it easy moneywise, and eating salad and toast for a month. Entertaining guests costs extra money. One small example is buying flowers for THE crypt in which Elvis Presley was first buried was withdrawn from a huge Los Angeles auction of sports the house because you want the place to look nice. Then there is the fridge to stock and music memorabilia following protests from fans. up, and if like me more eating out to

Elvis fans get their wish

THE CURRENT ACCOUNT WITH A WORLD OF BENEFITS.

avoid feeling guilty about looking tight or not showing the guest a good enough time. Such guilt can lead to all intended budgets being smashed. So how can the experience of having guests be enjoyable but not at the same time end up in massive debt? The main rule is to be honest. The visitors are either family or close friends and they know times are tough, so let them know, for example, that the euro doesn’t go as far as the pound, and that you’ll have to think of inventive ways to enjoy each other’s company without breaking the bank. Do you have a terrace or garden? This alone is a mega attraction for guests from colder climates, so use it. Buy a cheap BBQ and cook at home. There really is no need to spend money eating out in restaurants every night. Look out for fun and different things to do that don’t cost much. Here in Cordoba we have Cine de Verano. A €3 ticket provides a beautiful outdoor cinema experience and you can even sneak in your own sandwiches, though it’s pretty cheap to eat there, too. Don’t let guests squash budget plans. Speak the truth and make an effort to have fun in the sun on the cheap!

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‘Inevitable’ rise in IVA is set to cost families €900 a year SPAIN’S added-value tax, IVA, is almost certain to rise on products currently charged at 4 and 8 per cent. Such an increase could cost the average family in Spain almost €900 extra a year. Despite Mariano Rajoy’s earlier vows that his government would not increase IVA, the Treasury (Hacienda) is already examining plans at the behest of Brussels, ministry sources have disclosed. At present there are no plans to increase the highest IVA rate of 18 per cent to 20 per cent, the same sources say. But if the powers-that-be in Brussels are to be placated, and as one of the conditions for the bank bailout, all products in the 4 and 8 per cent tiers could rise. At present the reduced rate applies to food, water, healthcare articles including spectacles and contact lenses and health products for animals. Inland public transport, as well as sea and air travel to the Balearics, attracts the 8 per cent

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construction. In addition 8 per cent currently goes to the

government for every ticket sold for the cinema, theatre, concerts, circuses, museums and exhibitions. Bread and flour also incur 8 per cent IVA. The State also takes almost 12 cents of a €1.40 cup of coffee, and the same amount on a €1.40 croissant. It receives another 4 per cent from the price of the newspaper that clients read as they drink the coffee and eat their croissant. Eight per cent IVA is added to every taxi journey, every night in an hotel and every ‘menu del dia’ consumed. Super-reduced 4 per cent IVA applies to staples like fruit, vegetables, rice, milk, eggs and cheese. Books and magazines enter this tranche, as do cars, prosthetics for the disabled and social housing construction. Eliminating the two lower IVA tiers could cost the average Spanish family an extra €877.25 each year, with a noticeable impact on food, warns consumer association OCU.

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Not so cool! ICE CREAM shortages were experienced on the first day of summer in New York when record-breaking temperatures rose into the 90s, sending children seeking relief in the spray of fire hydrants.

Tweet tea! A TWITTER-ACTIVATED vending machine is dispensing free iced tea in exchange for a Tweet in South Africa in what developers say is the world’s first sampling drive via the microblogging site.

Land ahoy! A MAN-MADE floating island with a €5.2 million price tag is being marketed to the megarich by an Austrian firm which claims the 20mx37m ‘can be anchored anywhere its owners choose’.

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Sky is the limit for Lee, a man of the stars

Day and night are very different for Lee Osborne whose daytime role running a property company is in total contrast to also being a leading amateur astronomer. Nicole Hallett reports.

What is amateur astronomy? It is a vast subject and as a hobby there are many different ways of enjoying it. Some people can be just knowledge based and never look at the sky. Others take images of deep sky objects. Most, like me, have either binoculars or a telescope to gaze at the sky, although even naked eye astronomy is fun. How did you become interested? In the mid-80s I was interested in Halley’s comet and attended lectures by prominent astronomer Sir Patrick Moore. Most interested in? Star clusters, planets, the moon and meteor showers, for which I have made an all-sky camera. What is your role in the Costa del Sol Astronomy Club?

I am the head of it and arrange everything, encouraging observing sessions and holding talks with presentations. Have you met any famous astronomers? Sir Patrick Moore on many occasions, and I have also been to his house a few times; Ninian Boyle and Andy Burns are very approachable. Proudest achievement? I am one of only three people to complete the Moore marathon and was mentioned on the BBC Sky at Night programme. Who would you like to sit next to at a dinner party? Comedian Peter Kay always makes me laugh and I love Bob Marley’s music. Did you want to become an astronomer as a child? Only as an amateur. I am not clever enough to do it professionally.

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Vital Statistics • Lives: Mijas Golf, Malaga • Age: 37 • Birthplace: Chichester, UK • Status: In a relationship • Job: Property management company owner • Hobbies: Astronomy,mountain walking and geocaching • In Spain: 11 years • Best thing in Spain: The countryside • Worst: Driving • Always in fridge: Beer and chocolate.

EWN COMMENT New meanings MARIANO RAJOY won last year’s elections because voters thought he could solve the economic crisis, not because they wanted the PP’s promised reversal of gay marriage or abortion laws. Meanwhile, the Royal Academy of Spanish Language has made up its own mind

and accepts the term ‘matrimonio homosexual’. So now Rajoy faces the double task of rewriting the lexicon as well as performing economic miracles.

No sugar for this pill THE Spanish take more medication than any other EU country and the cost is crippling the health system. Spending cuts that are stripping away much of the health system’s flesh in order to ensure that its backbone survives means that 485 medicines will no longer be provided free. Anyone needing Ibuprofen or Almax will now have to pay for their own. And about time, too.


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THE passion in Spain as the national squad reached the Euro 2012 soccer finals was highly evident in Alhaurin el Grande. My wife counted 82 flags hanging from homes as we drove through the town en-route to the coast for the San Juan celebrations. One week later, and with the Spanish squad by this time safely through to the finals, there were 109 flags flying from balconies and business windows on the same route. Now I hope the passion and pride can assist the nation to pull out of the many economic problems it is facing as part of the eurozone. N Snelson, Cartama (Costa del Sol)

Snapped! By S Jensen, Sotogrande

Theft alert AS a frequent visitor to southern Spain, why do the authorities not erect signs warning tourists of the dangers of pickpockets. Over the years while I have only once been a victim of theft in Spain, I have lost count of the number of people I have heard about who have had holidays ruined by theft. From the crowded seafronts in many resorts on the Costa del Sol to the beaches in Costa Blanca, from the shopping aisles of many leading supermarkets to inland Sunday markets that attract so many, all too often people fall victim to opportunist thieves. With credit cards and wallets stolen, often along with passports and travel documents, holidays are totally ruined. If signs were erected warning of pickpockets, and the theft of handbags outside cafes etc, more people would be on guard. Everywhere in the world sadly has to face up to the fact of dishonest people. Therefore signs would not negatively reflect on Spain as being any worse than other places. N Gonzales, Bristol (UK)

Sickly charge I WAS recently prescribed statin tablets to lower my cholesterol by the doctor I use through a personal private medical insurance my wife and I have. On noting that the tablets ‘to be taken daily for the rest of my life’ cost more than €34 a month, I decided to use the Spanish health system, to which I am entitled as a British pensioner, for a second opinion. The health service doctor agreed I needed statins, and prescribed some,

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which upon collection from the same chemist, I noted would have cost me (if not on free prescription) only €2.40 for a month’s supply....a huge saving. Is it any wonder that some friends who have only medical insurance feel they are frequently ripped off. N Warne, Palma de Mallorca

Hotel thought WITH regard to the possible demolition of the illegally built Algarrobico Hotel in Almeria. Why not offer the site to the Spanish Legion and Navy as a training exercise for their demolition engineers in the use of controlled explosives? Six months should be long enough to reduce the structure to a pile of ballast. This could then be loaded onto offshore barges and shipped around the headland to Carboneras and used to construct an artificial reef to try to eliminate the movement of sand from one end of the beach to the other. Alternatively the ballast could be shipped further along to where the commercial port is being extended

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365 steps and more!

ON a recent visit to Mallorca, I snapped the famous 365 Calvery Steps in Pollenca town after climbing to the top. To my amazement,when I climbed them I initially discovered that rather than one for every day of the year, there appeared to be more than 400 steps. However, later I was told that in recent years a few extra steps have been added at the bottom... and officially there are in fact just 365 of the original ones. Quite a climb... but a nice attraction in the generally unspoilt part of northern Mallorca.

and used there. The site remaining will need sculpturing to return it to its natural look, with the planting of succulents and bushes assisting a return to nature in a few years. John H Taylor, by email

Cycling danger MANY expats claim that while the majority of Spanish drive fast, they show lane discipline on the main highways. Well this might be the case on the main roads, but on local roads, as a cyclist, I can assure you while the bus drivers are generally thoughtful and considerate, many of the taxi drivers and normal motorists are not. Regularly bus drivers show patience and give right of way as I cycle between Torre and Mojacar. But I have learned to expect few courtesies from normal drivers and taxi men who frequently appear more concerned with just getting from A to B without any thought for others. Norman Thomson, Torre Almeria

Pat on the back HAVING lived in Spain for seven years, while the bureaucracy continues to amaze and disappoint me, customer service continues to impress me. The latest example was last week when my wife shopped in Plaza Mayor near Malaga, buying a blouse at the Bershka outlet. On arriving home she felt it was too big, so we drove back to Fuengirola

5 - 11 July 2012 Costa Blanca South and visited the Bershka shop in the Miramar shopping centre as we were not keen to have to drive a further 15kms all the way back to Plaza Mayor. The staff could not have been more helpful, agreeing to exchange the item for a smaller size, even though it had not been bought at that shop, but a different branch. M Nell, Calahonda

Deadly view MIKE WALSH gives a balanced rationale for the return of capital punishment for murder (Issue 1407). Whilst touring Brazil years ago, six London lawyers in the same hotel where I was staying invited me to a local snack bar. However, the atmosphere turned hostile when I said hanging should be restored for murder as clearly stated in ‘Thine eye shall not pity; but life shall go for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth.’ All six disagreed, citing the inhumanity of state execution and abolitionists’ fear of a miscarriage of justice. Defending my view that the risk of one unfortunate death is the price society has to pay to protect lawabiding citizens – and put the wind up would-be murderers as Mr Walsh’s New York examples demonstrate – the group were not content to ‘agree to disagree,’ and didn’t speak to me again. Ostracised for speaking the Gospel truth; a human quality murder defence lawyers know nothing about. T Davies , Málaga

Bumpy excess WHY do the Spanish authorities seem so determined to have sleeping policemen (speed bumps) on almost every straight stretch of road? On an eight-kilometre drive near my home there are 28, with many so quickly in succession that they really are not required. K Davies, Rincon de la Victoria

Happy note I AM delighted to note that the English/Spanish crossword in your Time Out section is a weekly feature. When it first appeared I thought it was probably just a one-off, but over the weeks since it was introduced I have found it an addictive, and entertaining, addition to your first class entertainment section which both my wife and I individually complete every week. Keep up the good work... and I enjoy the rest of the newspaper as well. N Hannah, Marbella

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Jimmy Carr’s ‘error of judgement’ - is it really worthy of an apology? A UK Cabinet minister has condemned people like Jimmy Carr who use tax avoidance loopholes as the “moral equivalent of benefit cheats”. Hang on!

This is rather like a Mafia Don lecturing someone who hasn’t paid his protection money on his moral failings to pay up! Benefit cheats are indeed committing a crime. But whatever we think is a fair amount of tax, following the tax law to the letter isn’t. I’m not a Jimmy Carr fan. But is it entirely fair to hold him up as some satanic individual? He’s not broken any laws. He employed somebody to give him tax advice and taken it. Benefit cheats, though, are stealing money from the taxpayer. Carr is still a taxpayer – he’s just a taxpayer with a good accountant. It’s not Carr who’s wrong; it’s the complexity of the system that allows him to pay so little. It’s well known that taxing people a reasonable percentage earns more for the taxman than overtaxing them. Remember the brain drain and requests for the last British

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The other real question here is what do people get for their taxes? Eye-watering sums of taxpayers’ money have been frittered away on useless political projects. Lots of ‘celebs’ allegedly engage in tax avoidance. And if Jimmy Carr finds himself overtaxed, will he simply in future be known as ‘Jimmy Bicycle?’ Nora Johnson’s novels, Soul Stealer & The De Clerambault Code (www.norajohnson.com) available from Amazon in paperback/ eBook (€0.89; £0.77) and iBookstore. Profits to Cudeca.


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Mojito, anyone?

REALLY good Mojito is hard to make. It requires just the right mix of mint leaves, Bacardi, brown sugar and soda water and lots and lots of crushed ice. A good Mojito is like a cool breeze on a hot day. It should taste clean and fresh with a mere hint of sweetness. It should not knock your socks off or send you hurtling from your bar stool to leave you crumpled in an undignified heap on the floor. As much as I enjoy Suzanne has a degree in Fine Art from Goldsmiths and an making Mojitos mine MA in Writing from Lancaster University. She is currently have a tendency to taste teaching in Alicante and writing a book for teenagers like chewing gum soaked (which doesn’t have a vampire as its central character). in rocket fuel (my own brother has advised me promise of sun soaked sand never to attempt to concoct and hot bodies one again; in fact, he gyrating rhythmically along likened my last attempt to the barrio; the sound of the slime found at the whistles and laughter, of bottom of a prehistoric tar whispered desire, hot nights pit). and dark bars; of men Unlike frivolous cocktails wearing Panama hats and like Piña Colada, the Mojito sly smiles as they disappear is masculine and beefy. It is into the shadows, the the prize cage fighter of cadence of cicadas in the cocktails, the testosterone humid afternoon. Yes, I am a romantic and I fuelled aperitif drunk by Hemingway and Castro; it is do have the tendency to a Cuban carnival rather than imbue simple things with an after-eight drinks party at greater meaning, but isn’t Henley; the Mojito is a that what being an artist is

Suzanne Manners

all about? Anyway, the Mojito obsession this week is the consequence of drinking a particularly large and particularly strong one in a bar on Thursday. I knew it was strong because my son began to make sense and I interpreted his “For God’s sake, mum!” as “Mum, I love you and you are the most intelligent mother in the whole world and you are always right.” That was just before sliding gracefully from the bar stool and onto the floor. As I’m writing this, basking in the heat of the afternoon, cold beer in hand, I am watching the weather news from the UK. We Brits are always surprised at the vagaries of the weather and yet it has


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CHEERS: A good Mojito is like a cool breeze on a hot day.

Booze on the job AFTER reports of boozing on the job, traffic police in the Philippines will require to take breathalyser tests. The new policy covering the 1,400 Metro Manila traffic enforcers was imposed following complaints.

Atlas found never been any other way. As a child I remember frozen pipes in March, thunderstorms in August, floods and even tornadoes. Before the barrier, the Thames was always flooding, Wales was always wet and it always snowed when you least expected it. Even though it snows in most places every winter, local councils still run out of grit and trains crawl to a halt. The only typical weather you can be certain of in the UK is untypical weather. It is no wonder we Brits are

so pragmatic in our packing, not only PG Tips teabags but an umbrella or two, sunscreen, bathing suit and coat. We pack like schizophrenic travel reps. Five years in Spain has taught me to relax about the weather; June, hot, July, hot, August, very hot, September, hot...you get the picture. So what do I pack when travelling in Spain? Sarong, bikini, sunscreen, mint leaves, a bottle of Bacardi, brown sugar and a couple of bottles of Cava. What else?

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IRST there was the unforgettable Euro football, then the racing at Ascot and now tennis at Wimbledon. With so much sport in the airwaves, I feel positively exhausted and I haven't even been in the vicinity of a sports stadium, let alone put my trainers on. My right arm appears to have had a solid workout, though, watching events unfold with bated breath from the comfort of my sofa or local bar. Armed with lashings of strawberries and cream and the obligatory Champagne, beer or Pimmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, there really is little better than watching these finely tuned men and women slog it out for our entertainment. As backseat drivers, millions of viewers worldwide bemoan any error like a personal betrayal or celebrate as if winning the lottery on a point scored. A penalty missed could lead to a sporting guru being ostracised for the longest time. But if you thought competition was stiff at these events, it is not a patch on the fervour of that seen at some of the tennis courts and golf courses around Mallorca. Because for many expats, sport is life rather than an occasional pastime or means of keeping fit. Granted, the weather is more benevolent here for outdoorsy opportunities than in its Northern counterparts and, with national football teams and Tour de France cyclists using Spain as their training ground, there are few valid excuses not to partake.

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Still, be afraid - be very afraid - when your opponent declares that your forthcoming game is a friendly one or that they are a bit rusty; they are only covering their bases should they be having an off day. The work-life balance for most expats in Spain tends to favour life; even fullyfunctional tycoons have their many minions scurrying around to ease the workload. So, it follows that we have an inordinate amount of time to spend on our hobbies as they were once called - and an even more abundant amount of time to wallow over lost games and training for victories. In fact, the only way to truly ensure that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not racing straight for loser abyss is to join me from the passive comfort of the sofa or local bar. Here you have the opportunity to pick and choose the winning player or team as you go along; slyly changing sides as the match progresses, armed with a handbag full of flags from different countries. Anyone for another Pimmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s?


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Lower the risk of diabetes ADOPTING a vegetarian lifestyle lowers risk of diabetes, a new study suggested. The study, run by Loma Linda University in California, shows that vegetarians are 36 per cent less likely to develop metabolic syndrome, in comparison to those who eat meat. Diabetes is usually caused by unhealthy eating habits, and replacing the meats with greens is likely to prevent the prevalence of metabolic syndrome, which is when a patient develops some of the factors associated with diabetes, notably high blood pressure, low HDL cholesterol, high glucose levels and an unhealthy waist circumference. “This work again shows that diet improves many of the main cardiovascular risk factors that are part of metabolic syndrome,” said Dr. Gary Fraser, from the Adventist Health Study.

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Plastic surgeries can shave nine years off your looks By Michel Wahba PLASTIC surgeries could make you look nine years younger, according to a new study.

Researchers asked 40 medical students to estimate the ages of 60 plastic-surgery patients, with before and after shots. On

average, the students estimated the patients to be 8.9 years younger than their actual age. Plastic surgeons will now be able to tell patients what they can realistically expect, the researchers from the University of Toronto in Canada wrote in their study. “Surgeons generally have had to use somewhat vague terms, telling patients they will look ‘less tired’ or ‘more youthful’,” the researchers wrote. SPF Sauvignon Blanc protects skin against harmful sunburns, a new study revealed. A compound found in grapes may protect from skindamaging ultraviolet radiation, researchers from the University of Barcelona and the Spanish National Research Council report. When UV rays hit the skin, they activate reactive oxygen species (ROS), which then oxidise big molecules like lipids and DNA consequently resulting in particular enzymes that kill skin cells. But grapes flavonoids work to decrease the formation of the ROS’s in skin cells that were exposed to UVA and UVB rays. Research Director Marta Cascante suggested that this finding may lead to better sun-shielding drugs and cosmetics. TURNING BACK TIME: Previously, wine was found to fight Alzheimer’s disease and Plastic surgery can prostate cancer. make one look younger.

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SMOKING: The worst thing you can do to your body.

No junk makes for clear skin By Michel Wahba

SIMPLE habits like a daily cup of coffee or a fast-food lunch could be undermining your efforts towards maintaining a healthy skin. New York City-based dermatologist Dr. Deborah Wattenberg wrote several books and articles exploring ways to keep the skin young and undamaged. The first advice she has for her patients is to quit smoking. “Smoking is probably the worst thing you can possibly do for your body, including your skin,” Wattenberg says. Nicotine and other chemicals found in cigarettes destroy the skin’s elastin and collagen, leading to wrinkles and fine lines, she added “habitual smoking can also lead to those pucker lines around the mouth.” Although a study revealed that some wines fight off sunburns, it is suggested that alcohol, along with sweets, caffeine and junk food are some of healthy skin’s

enemies. Wattenberg explains that they prevent water from reaching the skin, consequently drying it off. She suggests doubling the suggested six to eight glasses of water a day, in order to keep the skin hydrated. Getting away with six hours of sleep or less a day may not only affect you mentally, but it’ll also show on your face and your skin, Wattenberg warns. “When you don't sleep, stress causes the release of the hormone cortisol, which makes your skin oily and causes acne, which makes your skin look less attractive,” she explains. She also says that being nice to acneprone skin will pay off. Scrubbing the acne aggressively will only cause “scarring, pigmentation and make it worse.” Finally, Wattenberg stresses on the importance of wearing sunscreen, even during winter. She adds “sunscreen is the key to a youthful skin.”

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By Michel Wahba MODERATE coffee consumption is suggested to protect against heart failure, according to a new study. While most health organisations warn against habitual coffee consumption, other reports indicate that coffee could reduce the risk of prostate cancer, among other benefits. The research from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre found that moderate coffee drinkers had an 11 per cent lower risk of heart failure. The study was aiming to shift the previous, often conflicting, information from a

definitive yes or no, to a question of how much. “Our results did show a possible benefit, but like with so many other things we consume, it really depends on how much coffee you drink,” said lead author Elizabeth Mostofsky. It’s unclear why moderate coffee consumption provides protection from heart failure, but researchers say part of the answer may lie in the intersection between regular coffee drinking and two of the strongest risk factors for heart failure; diabetes and elevated blood pressure.

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Bureaucracy is a job creation initiative that is hard to beat THERE is quirkiness to Spanish bureaucracy. It is unnecessarily complex; is it because they can exploit its weaknesses amidst the confusion. Bureaucracy is a job creation initiative and a fundraiser hard to beat. A new scam is to fine those with Alicante registered cars that have ITVs done in some other provinces. Now they fine non-Spanish residents up to â&#x201A;Ź1,000 for nonpossession of a Spanish driving licence. They could easily set up a periodical desk at advertised town halls. A couple of English speaking clerks could efficiently process many applications. Better that than hundreds of expats cluttering up offices a 100 mile round trip away. But no; that would be too simple and a cheap solution for a bureaucrat to grasp.

Corrupt banking NOTHING epitomises unbridled corruption and breathtaking incompetence than do the banks. Even politicians get it right occasionally. Although their morality is elastic even they know it stretches only so far. Not so with the banks; they now make and manipulate each hijacked countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fiscal laws. Are we mad? We must be living in Aliceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wonderland. If you have the stomach for it take a peek at El Pais or the British dailies; your heart will sink. There is only one solution. Make the banks fall on their swords; absorb their own losses and declare their insolvency. Nationalise the banking system and make it directly accountable to the people through parliament, firewalled against corruption. Others have done it; nations and American states. In every single case economies thrive and the people are made wealthier. There are too many politicians enmeshed in our banking system; turkeys donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t vote for Christmas. This has got to change or we all sink with the vipers in their parliamentary counting houses.

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from the neighbours’ gardens and some urine from the litter tray and put it in the latrine. Tell the neighbours so that at least they know you are doing your best. Cats need a soft surface in which they can dig. Dig a hole in a dry place and fill with gravel. Cover with dry sand or fine soil. Put some cat soiled litter there to encourage use at the start. You will have to clean it daily, or it will smell. But never withdraw the indoor litter tray. Best wishes, Connie A cat latrine in the garden can supplement an indoor litter tray.

A llama as a pet can be calming DOMESTIC llamas are descended from wild guanacos, domesticated 6,000-7,000 years ago.

They have been raised by Andean peoples for their wool and fibre, meat, and skins, and have also been used as pack animals. They are relatives of the camel. Granted, many people would not consider llamas as pets in the traditional sense. Strictly speaking, they would more likely be considered livestock, but they are friendly, social, calm and easily trained. Let’s not forget how beautiful they are; they are dignified and agile, and

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have beautiful, deep brown eyes and long eyelashes. Given their size and needs, they are only appropriate for those with enough room to house them, and they should not be kept singly. Llamas are social animals. If properly socialised they can make a calm, gentle companion. They have a reputation for spitting, but this is more typical between llamas and not usually directed at people. They also make a variety of sounds. Life span estimates range from 15-30 years. They are not small animals, weighing in at 250-450 pounds, and being anywhere from 5’ to 6’5” tall. The amount and type of shelter is also dependent on the climate; in cold climates a barn or other windproof housing may be necessary, while in warmer climates a three-sided shelter would do.


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7:10am Zigby 7:25am Timmy Time 7:35am Dirtgirlworld 7:50am Rastamouse 8:00am Roar 8:30am The League of Super Evil 8:37am LĂŠon 8:45am Frankenstein's Cat 8:55am Newsround 9:00am Dick 'n' Dom Go Wild! 9:30am Nina and the Neurons 9:45am Big and Small 10:00am Tinga Tinga Tales 10:10am Little Charley Bear 10:20am Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 10:30am Bob the Builder: Ready, Steady, Build! 10:40am The Koala Brothers 10:50am Lunar Jim 11:00am Dipdap 11:05am Kerwhizz 11:30am Driver Dan's Story Train 11:40am Waybuloo 12:00pm In the Night Garden 12:30pm BBC World News 1:00pm The Daily Politics 2:00pm Climbing Great Buildings 2:30pm To Buy or Not to Buy 3:15pm The Weakest Link

5:35am The Jeremy Kyle Show 6:30am ITV Morning News 7:00am Daybreak 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30am This Morning The popular morning lifestyle magazine show with advice, chat and competitions. 12:25pm ITV News 12:30pm This Morning The popular morning lifestyle magazine show with advice, chat and competitions. 1:30pm Let's Do Lunch... With Gino and Mel 2:30pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 3:00pm May the Best House Win

4.00pm - midnight

4:00pm Show Me the Monet 4:45pm The Hairy Bikers' Food Tour of Britain 5:30pm Flog It! Antiques show which helps amateur auctioneers, collectors and bargain-hunters make a saving. 6:15pm Antiques Road Trip 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Farm Fixers 8:00pm Faster Higher Stronger 9:00pm Volcano Live 10:00pm Line of Duty 11:00pm Twenty Twelve 11:30pm Newsnight

4:00pm Secret Dealers 5:00pm A Touch of Frost 6:00pm Tipping Point 7:00pm Local News and Weather 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Trash to Treasure 9:00pm Love Your Garden 10:00pm Who Wants to be a Millionaire? 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather Round-up of the day's news. 11:35pm American Dreamz Comedy satirising celebrity culture.

BBC3

With Robert Taylor & Cyd Charisse

4:10pm Countdown 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Four in a Bed 6:30pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 7:55pm 4thought.tv 8:00pm Channel 4 News 8:55pm Sainsbury's and Channel 4 Presents... London 2012: Ellie Simmonds 9:00pm Embarrassing Bodies 10:00pm Gordon Behind Bars 11:00pm Secrets of the Shoplifters

6:00am Snog, Marry, Avoid? 8:00pm Doctor Who 8:50pm Doctor Who Confidential 9:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 10:00pm Coming Here Soon 11:00pm EastEnders 11:30pm Live at the Electric 12:00am Family Guy 12:45am American Dad! 1:07am American Dad! 1:30am Coming Here Soon 2:30am Live at the Electric 3:00am Russell Howard's Good News 3:30am Don't Tell the Bride 4:30am Cherry Healey: How to Get a Life 5:30am Riots: The Aftershock

12:20am Lost Land of the Volcano Documentary series combining remarkable wildlife discoveries with high action adventure. 1:20am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 5:00am Curious Cat 5:30am Curious Cat

8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm Time to Remember 9:00pm The Golden Age of Liners 10:00pm What Makes Us Human? 11:00pm Born to Run 11:50pm The Deadliest Crash: The Le Mans 1955 Disaster The Le Mans 1955 Disaster. 12:50am How to Go Faster and Influence People: The Gordon Murray F1 Story 1:50am The Golden Age of Liners 2:50am Time to Remember 3:20am What Makes Us Human?

2:00am Super Casino 7:00am Thomas and Friends 7:10am The Wotwots! 7:20am City of Friends 7:35am Jelly Jamm 7:50am Peppa Pig 7:55am Castle Farm 8:00am Little Princess 8:10am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 8:20am The Mr. Men Show 8:35am Thomas and Friends 8:45am Make Way for Noddy 9:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 9:15am Peppa Pig 9:30am Roary the Racing Car 9:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00am Igam Ogam 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm Extreme Fishing with Robson Green 1:10pm 5 News 1:15pm Big Brother 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm The Mentalist

2.15pm Party Girl

ITV

BBC4

5:20am St. Elsewhere 6:05am Deal or No Deal 7:00am The Treacle People The sticky heroes get stuck into some re-decorating at The Bubble and Boggart. 7:10am Sali Mali Jackdaw gets jelous when Sali Mali decides to paint a picture of Jacqui Soch. 7:15am The Hoobs 7:40am The Hoobs 8:05am Freshly Squeezed 8:35am According to Jim 9:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:30am Frasier 10:00am Undercover Boss USA 11:00am Four Rooms 12:00pm You Deserve This House 1:00pm Channel 4 News Includes news headlines and weather. 1:05pm Jamie's 30 Minute Meals 1:35pm River Cottage Bites 1:45pm The Fabulous Baker Brothers 2:15pm Party Girl

Channel 5

CH4

11:35pm

12:40am Passchendaele 2:25am Weatherview 2:30am The Meat Market: Inside Smithfield 3:30am The Men Who Made Us Fat Around the world, obesity levels are rising. More people are now overweight than undernourished. 4:30am Crime and Punishment 5:15am Great British Menu 5:45am BBC News

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Channel 4

5:40am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast The latest news stories and events. 10:15am Heir Hunters Series dedicated to finding the heirs of people who have died without leaving a will. 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer Property experts visit three properties before they go up for auction. 11:58am BBC News and Weather The most up to date news and weather forecasts. 12:00pm Cowboy Trap 12:45pm Doorstcrime 999 1:13pm BBC News and Weather 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm BBC News 2:30pm Regional News 2:45pm Doctors Drama series set in a busy Midlands medical practice. 3:15pm Escape to the Country Series which helps prospective buyers find their dream home in the country.

4:00pm Regional News 4:05pm Deadly 60 4:35pm Prank Patrol Down Under 5:00pm Copycats Two families battle it out in a range of hilarious games. 5:30pm Livingstone: Serious Explorers Seven young explorers relive the legend of Dr David Livingstone. 6:00pm Newsround Topical news magazine for children. 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News 7:30pm Regional News 8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm EastEnders 9:00pm Holby City 10:00pm Turn Back Time 11:00pm BBC News 11:25pm Regional News 11:30pm Weather 11:35pm Imagine...

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1:35am Jackpot247 4:00am Golden Balls 4:50am ITV Nightscreen

12:10am Kashmir's Torture Trail 1:10am Random Acts 1:15am Daredevils: Life on the Edge 2:15am KOTV Boxing Weekly 2:40am Sailing 3:10am FIVB World Beach Volleyball Tour 4:05am Mobil 1 The Grid 4:30am British GT 5:00am FIM Superbike World Championship 5:25am Ironman 2012 5:55am The Paralympic Show

4:15pm Stolen Innocence 6:00pm 5 News The latest news coverage. 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away 7:30pm 5 News National and international news. 8:00pm The Hotel Inspector 9:00pm Half Built House 10:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 11:00pm Big Brother

12:00am Big Brother's Bit on the Side 1:00am Cricket England v Australia (One Day International). 2:05am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel.

Satellite channels SKY1 5:35am Airline 6:05am Sell Me the Answer 7:00am Crash Test Dummies 8:00am Brainiac: Science Abuse 9:00am Stargate SG-1 10:00am Stargate SG1 11:00am NCIS: Los Angeles 12:00pm Best of Oops TV 1:00pm Sun, Sea and A&E 2:00pm Dog the Bounty Hunter 3:00pm NCIS: Los Angeles 4:00pm Stargate SG-1 6:00pm Futurama 7:00pm The Middle 7:30pm Futurama 8:00pm The Simpsons 9:00pm Ashley Banjo's Secret Street Crew 10:00pm Trollied 10:30pm A League of Their Own 11:00pm Gone in 60 Seconds 1:15am Road Wars 2:45am War Torn Warriors 4:40am Emergency Animal Rescue 5:35am Airline

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 6:00am When in Rome 7:45am Knucklehead 9:40am High Anxiety 11:20am The Stepford Wives 1:05pm Arthur 3:00pm Sucker Punch Special 3:20pm Our Family Wedding 5:15pm Dinner for Schmucks 7:15pm The Stepford Wives 9:00pm Arthur 11:00pm Dinner for Schmucks 1:00am Our Family Wedding 2:45am Family Jewels 4:30am High Anxiety

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 4:25am Bird on a Wire 6:20am Super 8 35mm Special 6:50am Letters to Juliet 8:40am Solitary Man 10:15am Justin Timberlake 10:45am Mercy 12:20pm Serious Moonlight 1:50pm Something Borrowed 3:45pm 3 Men and a Baby 5:30pm Like Dandelion Dust 7:20pm Blonde Ambition 9:00pm Date Night 10:35pm Something Borrowed 12:35am 8 Mile 2:30am Casino Jack 4:25am Legendary

SKY MOVIES ACTION 5:35am Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas 7:05am Thunderbirds 8:45am Tracker 10:30am Transformers: Dark of the Moon Special 11:00am Takers 1:00pm Thunderbirds 2:45pm Salt 4:30pm Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 7:00pm Ironclad 9:00pm Takers SMA 11:00pm Salt 12:45am Bloodsport 2:20am Predators

11:00pm Salt With Angelina Jolie

4:10am Reign of Fire

TCM 6:00am The Mark of Zorro 7:40am Gunsmoke 8:40am Rawhide 9:40am Wichita 11:10am Around the World in 80 Days 1:45pm Gunsmoke 2:50pm Rawhide 4:00pm Adventures of Captain Fabian 6:00pm 3 Godfathers 8:05pm Casablanca 10:00pm Dead Calm 11:50pm Badlands 1:35am Betrayal 3:25am Off Set


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CRYPTIC

Across

15 This (4)

1 Come (4)

Down

3 Tiendas (5) 9 Hacha (herramienta)

(8)

(3)

2 Earthquake (9)

10 Sobrina (5)

4 History (8)

11 To hate (5)

5 Saucers (9)

12 Garlic (3) 13 Rings (on finger) (7) 14 Muñecas (juguetes)

1. I said, “A-hey, what is this?” (1970) 2. He looked kinda nice and so I said I might take a chance (1963) 3. Since you left me and you said goodbye (1964) 4. But long as there are stars above you (1966) 5. She took my heart away (1974) 6. Of every head he’s had the pleasure to know (1967) 7. He was big and strong and in his eyes a flaming glow (1978) 8. I walked alone between some old adobe haciendas (1962) 9. And people are stupid (1984) 10. I was just in the middle of a dream (1986)

6 Béisbol (8) 7 Behind (in or at the rear) (6,2)

(5)

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTIONS: CRYPTIC - Across 1 Reagan, 4 Locum, 8 Avast, 9 Remarks, 10 Hue, 11 Sedge, 12 Talc, 13 Minus, 15 Ruby, 17 Hair, 18 Yarra, 20 Also, 21 Cubic, 24 CIA, 25 Frisbee, 26 Cease, 27 Skint, 28 Facets. Down: 1 Reassure, 2 Award, 3 Anthem, 4 Limits, 5 Corella, 6 Mesh, 7 Greengrocer, 14 Crackers, 16 Bellini, 18 You bet, 19 Acacia, 22 Brace, 23 Efts.

SU DOKU

How many English words of four letters or more can you make from the nine letters in our Nonagram puzzle? Each letter may be used only once (unless the letter appears twice). Each word MUST CONTAIN THE CENTRE LETTER (in this case P) and there must be AT LEAST ONE NINE LETTER WORD. Plurals, vulgarities or proper nouns are not allowed.

QUICK - Across: 1/6 Hit man, 3 Brass, 8 Earnest, 9 Loves, 10 Amass, 11 Concede, 12 Deepen, 14 Belong, 17 Austere, 19 Child, 21 Okapi, 22 Leading, 23 Due, 24 Gowns, 25 Eat.

Nonagram

27 Hinge on (6)) Down 1 Alter (6) 2 Variety of mandarin orange (7) 3 Ahead of time (5) 5 Shaft (3) 6 Humiliation (5) 7 Keen (5) 8 High temperature (5) 13 Gratuity (3) 15 Fix (3) 17 Infer (7) 18 Find out (5) 19 Discourage (5) 20 Myth (6) 22 Shinbone (5) 23 Condition (5) 25 Acquire (3)

Below are the second lines of songs that reached number two in the UK singles charts. What are the titles? (The year the song was originally released in the UK is given as a clue)

1 Sponges (for washing)

8 Quizás (7)

revealing (7) 14 Damaged by dreadful debt rate (8) 17 Made up tag line for jelly (7) 18 Body of water that could be erased (3,3) 20 Celebration in the back bar (5) 22 Manʼs hard hat outside (4) 23 Brave, we hear heʼs out in cricket (4)

SECOND STRINGS

Down: 1 Hyena, 2 Terrace, 3 Bless, 4 Attack, 5 Silence, 6 Movie, 7 Nest egg, 12 Diamond, 13 Evening, 15 Orifice, 16 Bellow, 18 Share, 19 Class, 20 Digit.

Average: 18 Good: 23

NOTE FOR READERS: Due to space constraints this week, we are only able to print one page of the Time Out section. Readers who wish to know the solutions to last week’s Code Breaker and Hexagram can find them on the website at the top of the page. Next week, we will be back to the normal 2 pages.

HOW TO PLAY Fill the grid so that every row, every column and every 3X3 box contains the digits 1-9. There’s no maths involved. You solve the puzzle with reasoning and logic.

UK NATIONAL UK IRISH LOTTO LOTTERY THUNDERBALL

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1

Saturday June 30

3

Word ladder HAND

Saturday June 30

22

2

EURO MILLIONS

LA PRIMITIVA

EL GORDO DE LA PRIMITIVA

Friday June 29

Saturday June 30

Sunday July 1

14

24 38

30

24

12 15

21

BONUS BALL

THUNDERBALL

41

12

10

17

3

24

37

24

40

43

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17

6 19

Excellent: 41

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION

LOTTERY Saturday June 30

Very good: 33

cent, coin, cone, corn, icon, into, iron, nice, noir, note, once, rein, rent, tern, tine, tone, torn, cento, conic, conte, crone, inert, inter, intro, nicer, niter, nitre, nitro, noter, recon, tenor, toner, tonic, trine, citron, coiner, corner, cornet, cretin, ironer, noetic, notice, orient, tonier, centric, conceit, concert, cornice, cornier, tricorn, concerti, necrotic, tricorne, INCORRECT

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION

ENGLISH - SPANISH Across: 1 Palas, 4 Dad, 6 Dog, 7 Ronda, 8 Aire, 9 Reja, 11 Twins, 12 Out, 13 Ola, 14 Desks.

TARGET:

26

28

21

29 38

42

BONUS BALL

28

39 LUCKY STARS

1

11

27 REINTEGRO

3

1

REINTEGRO

9

FOOT

Move from the start word (HAND) to the end word (FOOT) in the same number of steps as there are rungs on the Word Ladder. You must only change one letter at a time.

HAND HANK HONK HOOK HOOT FOOT

Across 1 Mollycoddle (6) 4 Squash (5) 9 Later on (9) 10 Imitate (3) 11 Garish (5) 12 Farthest (7) 14 Overtake (4) 16 Nuisance (4) 21 Authorise (7) 23 Soar upwards (5) 24 Steal from (3) 25 Pomegranate syrup (9) 26 Religious belief (5)

The clues are mixed, some clues are in Spanish and some are in English.

HAND HIND FIND FOND FOOD FOOT

QUICK

10-star quiz

ENGLISH - SPANISH

1. ALL RIGHT NOW (Free), 2. AND THEN HE KISSED ME (Crystals), 3. BITS AND PIECES (Dave Clark Five), 4. GOD ONLY KNOWS (Beach Boys), 5. YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET (Bachman–Turner Overdrive), 6. PENNY LANE (Beatles), 7. RASPUTIN (Boney M), 8. SPEEDY GONZALES (Pat Boone), 9. THE WAR SONG (Culture Club), 10. MANIC MONDAY (Bangles)

Across 1 Looked forward to Ted finishing the former PE college (8) 5 A request to leap around! (4) 9 Give a warning to the left prior to conclusion (7) 10 Hero-worship promotion mineral (5) 11 Take Enid out to eat (4) 12 Hold a rally in favour of an experiment (7) 15 One examining a canopy (6) 16 Riddle resolved in game (6) 19 Telly or silly thing to put your shopping in (7) 21 Bland apartment (4) 24 Oasis and Nirvana dropping Ecstasy (5) 25 Rebuild old Escort into a two-wheeled vehicle (7) 26 Quietly unwell, so take a tablet (4) 27 Forgave Dicky and Pedro (8) Down 1 Speed up different, deep exit (8) 2 Father lets out mother and himself (7) 3 Hands in screwdriver (4) 4 Affected Leeds regimentʼs senior figures (6) 6 They have pride in their families (5) 7 Stunned when American gets married (4) 8 Telling on an old country pursuit (7) 13 Story giving can be so

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Advertising Feature

Popular Viva beachfront bar and restaurant is now for sale VIVA restaurant was opened in April 2009 after a full restoration from a once tired cafe into one of the best appointed and most popular in the area and has developed a reputation for great quality food and excellent service, with great reviews (Currently Number one on Tripadvisor in Cartagena). Further details are available on request, although viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate the business. This is a profitable business with provable accounts and increasing year on year turnover. Full details of turnover and profit are available on request. It has a full, up-to-date opening licence, and all other necessary certificates and licences required. Rent has

QUALITY: Viva has a great reputation for excellent food and service.

also been paid in full until October 2012. The present owners wish to return to work in the UK. This would be an ideal investment for a motivated couple or individual looking for a low hassle turn-key operation. Although the owners are English, they cater for many Spanish customers and other tourists. The restaurant and

INVESTMENT: Viva restaurant had a full restoration in April 2009. terrace are ideal for big and lucrative events, such as weddings, birthdays and communion celebrations, one of which was held recently for more than 90 persons worth over â&#x201A;Ź3,500

of business alone. Other popular events include hog roasts with ample space for live music. The business trades yearround, closing for six/seven weeks mid-December to

mid/late January for holidays. Trading rises through the year to peak in July and August when inland Spain shuts down and everyone heads to the beach! The best trading

months are between March (Easter) until end October. November to February the business currently opens for lunch only (dinner on Fri and Sat evenings) however there is a steady trade as the weather remains pleasant. There is much room to develop and expand the existing business, including full year trading. The business IS NOT CLOSING DOWN and remains open seven days a week from 11am until late. Come and enjoy our delicious fresh seafood menu, including authentic Paella. Reservations 968 133 111 or online at www.vivalosnietos.com Viva Restaurant is for sale for â&#x201A;Ź49,950 leasehold direct through the owners. Contact Lee on 650 982 991 / 968 133 111 for more details or to arrange a viewing.


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starters, soups, salads and accompaniments to the main courses. Vegetarians are generously catered for, with a large selection of meat free dishes. For those who still have space left after their Indian feast, Punjabi Palace serves a choice of Indian delights such as mango cream to satisfy the sweet tooth. Children’s meals are available and there is a secure play area opposite the restaurant. There is a choice of set menus for two, four or six people and a lunch menu for €8.95 including papadums,

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STYLISH: Inside the Punjab Palace are plush leather seating and water features. restaurants in Spain, India and other parts of Europe. Their fine attention to detail has encouraged diners from up and down the coast to visit them. They now have a sister restaurant sharing its name and in La Murada, near Benferri. Inside Punjabi Palace are plush leather seating, soothing water feature and traditional Indian Bangra tunes playing softly in the background. The menu provides a blend of spices to suit every palate, from mild to very spicy and the chef, one of the most accomplished in the country, is happy to adapt recipes to suit individual preference on request. There is a vast selection of

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choice of lamb or chicken dish, rice or naan, dessert or coffee and a glass of house wine, small beer or soft drink, served 12pm3pm. Coming from Torrevieja, Punjabi Palace continue through Los Montesinos, take the last street on the right opposite the ‘Nissan’ garage, continue up the bank and take the first turning on the right into the square. For more information, to reserve or place a takeaway order, call 966 720 383. Opening hours are 12pm-12am.


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BBC2

5:45am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast 10:15am Heir Hunters Series dedicated to finding the heirs of people who have died without leaving a will. 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer Property experts visit three properties before they go up for auction. 11:58am BBC News and Weather 12:00pm Cowboy Trap 12:45pm Doorstcrime 999 1:13pm BBC News and Weather The most up to date news and weather forecasts. 1:15pm Bargain Hunt Game show in which two teams compete for the best bargains before they go up for auction. 2:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 2:30pm Regional News All the latest local news. 2:45pm Doctors Drama series set in a busy Midlands medical practice. 3:15pm Escape to the Country

ITV

7:00am The Pingu Show 7:10am Zigby 7:25am Timmy Time 7:35am Dirtgirlworld 7:50am Rastamouse 8:00am Roar 8:30am The League of Super Evil 8:37am Léon 8:45am Frankenstein's Cat 8:55am Newsround 9:00am Dick 'n' Dom Go Wild! 9:30am Nina and the Neurons 9:45am Big and Small 10:00am Tinga Tinga Tales 10:10am Little Charley Bear 10:20am Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 10:30am Bob the Builder: Project Build It 10:40am The Koala Brotherse) 10:50am Lunar Jim 11:00am Dipdap 11:05am Kerwhizz 11:30am Driver Dan's Story Train 11:40am Waybuloo 12:00pm In the Night Garden 12:30pm The Daily Politics 2:00pm Climbing Great Buildings 2:30pm To Buy or Not to Buy 3:15pm The Weakest Link

Channel 4

4:50am ITV Nightscreen 6:30am ITV Morning News 7:00am Daybreak 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30am This Morning The popular morning lifestyle magazine show with advice, chat and competitions. 12:25pm ITV News 12:30pm This Morning The popular morning lifestyle magazine show with advice, chat and competitions. 1:30pm Let's Do Lunch... With Gino and Mel 2:30pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 3:00pm May the Best House Win

4.00pm - midnight 4:00pm Regional News 4:05pm Deadly 60 4:35pm Prank Patrol Down Under 5:00pm Copycats 5:30pm HH: Gory Games 6:00pm Newsround 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News 7:30pm Regional News 8:00pm The One Show Magazine series featuring a mix of interviews, topical reports and features from around the UK. 8:30pm Fake Britain Dominic Littlewood investigates scams across the U.K. 9:00pm DIY SOS The Big Build Nick Knowles and the team work on another large scale building project. 10:00pm The Town That Never Retired 11:00pm BBC News 11:25pm Regional News All the latest local news. 11:30pm Weather The latest weather information. 11:35pm National Lottery Midweek Draws 11:45pm Have I Got Old News for You 12:15am Brooklyn's Finest 2:20am Weatherview 2:25am Brick by Brick: Rebuilding Our Past 3:25am Arts Troubleshooter 4:25am Fake Britain Dominic Littlewood investigates scams across the U.K. 5:10am Great British Menu 5:40am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather.

BBC3 5:30am Riots: The Aftershock 8:00pm Doctor Who 8:45pm Doctor Who Confidential 9:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 10:00pm Cherry Healey: How to Get a Life 11:00pm Irish Rappers Revealed 11:40pm Family Guy 12:02am Family Guy 12:25am American Dad! 12:47am American Dad! 1:10am Cherry Healey: How to Get a Life 2:10am Irish Rappers Revealed 2:50am Don't Tell the Bride 4:45am Dead Boss 5:15am Coming Here Soon

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BBC2

4:45pm The Hairy Bikers With Simon King & Dave Myers 4:00pm Show Me the Monet 4:45pm The Hairy Bikers' Food Tour of Britain) 5:30pm Flog It! 6:15pm Antiques Road Trip 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Farm Fixers 8:00pm Faster Higher Stronger 9:00pm Volcano Live 10:00pm The Secret History of Our Streets 11:00pm The Culture Show 11:30pm Newsnight

4:00pm Secret Dealers 5:00pm A Touch of Frost 6:00pm Tipping Point 7:00pm Local News and Weather 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:00pm Super Tiny Animals 10:00pm Who Wants to be a Millionaire? 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather Round-up of the day's news. 11:35pm Caddyshack

Channel 5

5:55am The Paralympic Show 6:20am FIA GT1 Championship 7:15am The Hoobs 7:40am The Hoobs 8:05am Freshly Squeezed 8:35am According to Jim 9:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:30am Frasier 10:00am Undercover Boss USA 11:00am Four Rooms 12:00pm You Deserve This House 1:00pm Channel 4 News 1:05pm Jamie's 30 Minute Meals 1:30pm Sainsbury's London 2012 1:35pm The Fabulous Baker Brothers 2:05pm River Cottage Bites 2:15pm One of Our Aircraft is Missing

2:05am Super Casino 7:00am Thomas and Friends 7:10am The Wotwots! 7:20am City of Friends 7:35am Jelly Jamm 7:50am Peppa Pig 7:55am Castle Farm 8:00am Little Princess 8:10am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 8:20am The Mr. Men Show 8:35am Thomas and Friends 8:45am Make Way for Noddy 9:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 9:15am Peppa Pig 9:25am Peppa Pig 9:30am Roary the Racing Car 9:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00am Igam Ogam 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm Extreme Fishing with Robson Green 1:10pm 5 News 1:15pm Big Brother 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm The Mentalist

4:10pm Countdown 5:00pm Deal or No Deal 6:00pm Four in a Bed 6:30pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Hollyoaks 7:55pm 4thought.tv 8:00pm Channel 4 News 8:55pm Sainsbury's and Channel 4 Presents... London 2012: David Clarke 9:00pm Show Me Your Money 10:00pm 24 Hours in A and E 11:00pm The Wrestlers

4:15pm A Soldier's Love Story 6:00pm 5 News The latest news coverage. 6:30pm Neighbours Jade presents evidence about Troy's violent past at the court case. 7:00pm Home and Away 7:30pm 5 News National and international news. 8:00pm Ice Road Truckers: Deadliest Roads 9:00pm Britain's Strangest Pets 10:00pm NCIS 11:00pm Big Brother

4:15pm A Soldier’s Love Story Sentimental romantic tale. A US soldier serving in Afghanistan becomes a father-figure to a lonely boy who writes to him from back home in California.

CH5 With Lori Loughlin & Johnny Messner

12:20am Lost Land of the Volcano Documentary series combining remarkable wildlife discoveries with high action adventure. 1:20am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 5:00am 3, 2, 1 Go!: Key Stage 3

BBC4 8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm Time to Remember 9:00pm Last Days of the Liners 10:00pm The Horizon Guide to Senses 11:00pm Garrow's Law Legal drama inspired by the life of pioneering barrister William Garrow. 12:00am Last Days of the Liners 1:00am Borgen 2:00am Angelic Voices - The Choristers of Salisbury Cathedral 3:30am Time to Remember 4:00am The Horizon Guide to Senses

1:25am Jackpot247 3:35am Must Love Dogs Romantic comedy. 5:10am ITV Nightscreen

12:00am Big Brother's Bit on the Side 1:00am Pokerstars The Big Game. 2:00am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel.

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FRIDAY •ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS OPEN MEETING 1pm on July 6 at Calle San Miguel de Salin a s 2 . C a l l 6 2 5 9 1 2 0 7 8 o r s e e w w w. a a costablanca.org. •FUN DAY AT THE BEACH, Los Urritias near the community hall with many games for children starting 6pm on July 6. Call 968570059. In aid of HELP Murcia Mar Menor. • SHARE AND CARE GROUP: An informal get t o g e t h e r fo r a nyo n e a ffe c t e d b y c a n c e r a t MABS Cancer Centre, San Javier at 11am. Call 693 795 247. •CANTABILE SINGERS rehearse at Restaurant El Paraiso in Torrevieja, 2pm-5pm. 965 077 457 or jen-morton@hotmail.co.uk or www.cantiblesingers.es. •CHESS CLUB Daya Vieja: 660 825 390. •CYCLING GROUP Rojales: 966 716 442/653 433 933.

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•ANGLICAN CHAPLAINCY of St Peter and St Paul in Torrevieja offers services in six locations. www.c-of-e-torrevieja.com. •BAKER FOUNDATION for Spiritual Awareness, Playa Flamenca: Sunday Service 11am; Clairvoyance Tuesdays 7.15pm; Healing Thursdays 10.30am12pm. 966 760 665. •CHRISTIAN CHURCH English language meets at Alpha Centre, Los Nietos Viejos (Mar Menor) Sundays 10am: 968 133 724 www.losnietoschurch.es. •CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY CHURCH Pilar de la Horadada: Sunday service 11am; Thursday Bible Study and Prayer 5pm. 966 769 300/650 509 606

• C H O I R El Pinar de Campoverde: 966 763 446. • M O D E L B O A T B U I L D I N G G R O U P Los Alcazares: 968 170 870 or www.rcmarmenor sailinggroup.eu. •PHILIP SCOTT LODGE No 10671 of RAOB now meet at a larger location; Bar Catorce in Benjofor from 7pm–9pm. Call 653 066 919.

SATURDAY •AFGHAN HEROES SHOW 8pm on July 7 at Los Rosales in Guardamar del Segura. Call 967501992. •MABS BOOKS SALE - weather permitting – The Arches Restaurant, Los Alcázares 10am-1pm.

SUNDAY • M A B S B A R - B E - C U E 7.30pm on July 8 at Calle Juviles 9, D20 Camposol. Call 620582418. •CYCLING GROUP Rojales: 966 716 442/653 433 933.

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•ROMAN CATHOLIC MASSES in Orihuela Costa: Call Don Joaquin Carlos on Fridays 5.30pm to 6.30pm.

•INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY Torrevieja: Sunday service and children’s church 11am; Ladies meeting Thursdays 11am. 966 799 273/660 127 276.

•ST NICHOLAS ECUMENICAL CHURCH Camposol Sundays 10.30am: 968 138 952 or www. stnicholaschurchspain.com.

•ORIHUELA CHURCH SERVICES: Call 966 733 093. •PILAR CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY CHURCH, Calle Canalejas 3, Pilar de la Horadada: Sun 11am; Thurs 5pm Bible study and Prayer.

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•SAMARITANS Drop-in Café: Telephone 902 883 535. •SEW ‘N’ SOs Sewing Group (MABS): mabsmurciane@gmail.com. • 3 A M A R I N A B A I X A g e n e ra l m e e t i n g s e ve r y fo u r t h M o n d ay o f m o n t h a t C a s a d e l C u l t u ra i n A l fa z d e l P i a t 1 0 . 3 0 a m . www.u3amarinabaixa.com.

TUESDAY • KNITTING CLUB Mazarron: 619 493 183. •FREE REIKI by The Reiki Healing Association on the first and third Tuesday afternoons of each month. If not well, three free treatments given. Call Age Concern 966 786 887. •SEEKERS LADIES CLUB Torrevieja: 966 784 033.

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•TORREVIEJA CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, Avenida de las Cortes Valencianas 68: Services Sunday 10.30am with Communion and children’s Sunday School plus Wednesday 6.30pm.

Costa Blanca South meet second Wednesday of month at Sackos Bar, El Limonar, Torrevieja, at 10.30am. Contact Jim Wood, Secretary on 966 188 369 or email jameswood1226@hotmail.com. • V E G A B A J A A S T R O N O M Y G R O U P meet second Wednesday of month, 3.30pm-5.30pm at Lo Maribou Restaurant in Ciudad Quesada. Contact 965 720 967 or deryjo@gmail.com. •ART WORKSHOP at Cafe Golf, San Javier, 11am – 1pm. €2 donation for by MABS Cancer Support Group. Call 968 192 768. •BENIMAR SOCIAL CLUB: 660 825 390. •COMPUTER CLUB Torrevieja: 966 700 041 or www.torreviejacomputerclub.com. • F O R T U N A L A D I E S ( M A B S ) : mabsmurciane@gmail.com. •MABS VOLUNTEERS MEETING, 11am at Las Claras in Los Alcazares. Call Bev on 693 362 823. •ROUTE 66 BIKERS meet at Monty’s Bar in Urb Montebello, Torrevieja. http://www.wix.com/ davelathamspain/route-66-bikers! •TORREVIEJA RETIRED ACTIVITIES CLUB meet third Wed of month at the International Marina Club bar. Call Neil on 965 008 087.


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Kylie wins prestigious silver clef award Record of the Week as chosen by Neil Wylie: Nicki Minaj – Pound The Alarm: is the latest single to be released from the Trinidadian singer-rapper’s second studio album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. The track is a fast and energetic song with an annoying but catchy feel, and will in no doubt get your feet tapping! The single was officially released last week, and the accompanying music video is also due to premier within the next two weeks.

POP princess Kylie Minogue received a prestigious silver clef award at the weekend for 25 years of services to the music industry. Upon receiving the award, an emotional Kylie said: “I would never in a million years have thought 25 years ago that I would be standing here today with an award like this. It’s just so hard to express my gratitude.” Kylie is also due to reunite with former ex Jason Donovan to celebrate the record label Stock Aitken Waterman next month. Speaking of the reunion, she said: “It’s definitely going to be a laugh, but I’ll be honest, it’s going to be quite surreal for sure.” Other winners on the night included Conor

MUSIC NEWS Maynard, who was voted best newcomer, Michael Bublé received the International Award and Emeli Sandé was awarded the Innovation Award.

Katy wants Madonna’s career I Kissed a Girl singer Katy Perry has confessed that she would love to have a career like Madonna’s, and that she hopes to copy the Queen of Pop by reinventing herself with each new album.

Speaking to L’Uomo Vogue magazine, Katy said: “Madonna used to reinvent herself every single time she released an album – especially at the beginning of her career. She gave a new image and a new idea to the public, and kept everybody interested. She was unpredictable; you never knew what she was going to deliver next. I hope I can do the same. I would love to still be doing this when I’m 50. I hope to be able to continually keep my fans interested in me, and hopefully I can look back and have made songs that are timeless.” Katy recently revealed that she may be planning to release an acoustic album in the near future.


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FULL GOSPEL Business Men’s Fellowship International. We are a Christian organisation with a difference. Breakfast meetings for men each month including a testimony time, & time to ask questions for those who seek answers. Info: Stuart 968 575 417 or 664 673 863 (95452)

PILAR CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY CHURCH has moved to: Calle Canalejas, 3. Pilar de la Horadada. Sunday Service 11am & Thursday at 5pm for Bible Study and Prayer. All welcome from any church background or none. Info: PilarChristian.Commu nityChurch@gmail.com or Eddie on 966 769 300 / 650 509 606 (95463)

THE SPIRITUALIST CHURCH OF QUESADA, meets at Sociedad Compas, 14 Calle de Toledo, Quesada. Sunday Service at 11.30am. A Tuesday evening of Mediumship at 7.30pm and every Thursday there is an opportunity to develop your skills at the Open Circle at 7.30pm. Spiritual Healing is available Sunday and Tuesday. Contact Wendy on 965 323 028. (95454)

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TCF is a multi-national English speaking church now located on Avenida de las Cortes Valencianas 68, Torrevieja. The Sunday Service, including Communion and Creche/Sunday School, commences at 10.30am with a Bible Study/Prayer Meeting on Wednesday evenings at 6.00pm. Telephone 966 700 391 or call in to the Church any day between 9.00am until 1.00pm. Monday to Friday to find out more about Church activities. (95464) THE AIRCREW ASSOCIATION COSTA BLANCA BRANCH. Former & serving aircrews of the UK or Allied Armed Forces are welcome to join this convivial & friendly organisation, now in its 21st year. www.acacostablanca.org or call the Secretary on: 966 495 042 (95465) HELP MMM CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Appointments for cervical, breast and prostate screening in the Murcia area, please ring 680 393 257 (95466) THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION JAVEA BRANCH meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month @ Scallops Rest on the Arenal at 11.00am. Everyone is welcome to attend as a visitor and join the branch if they wish. Anyone needing any help or advice on welfare, or any information regarding the branch can contact either Sheila on 965 791 270 or Roger on 965 790 123 (95472) TORREVIEJA STROKE SUPPORT GROUP meets each Friday 3pm to 5pm in The Annex, (behind Age Concern Centre), Calle Paganini, Urb. La Siesta. Our aim is to support stroke survivors and their carers by a range of facilities from speech therapy, rehabilitation exercise, group discussion etc. For info: Louie 96 671 8964 or Carol, Secretary: 966 765 488, e-mail: strokesupportgroup@hotmail. com Donations and further voluntary helpers are needed and guest speakers with relevant knowledge or experience are very welcome. (95473) THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION Gran Alacant Branch meets 1st Tuesday of every month at The Norwegian Club on Sierra Mar Urbanisation at 7pm for 7.30pm prompt. For further info

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San Miguel Golf Society IT was predicted the day would start off rather overcast and then during the morning the sun would appear making it a rather hot day for us all, which it turned out to be. It was a Stableford game played at a later tee time, and as always, we had a good turnout, as we do whenever we play this course and especially at this time of year. It can be swings and roundabout time, with some members going back to England out of the heat and some members returning to Spain for the summer months, so it was good to see some familiar faces, joining us for the game. We also try to accommodate anyone who contacts us for a game while here on holiday. You are always welcome to join us, just give us a call. The course was in good condition as was the good scoring. Gold Cat. Member Mike Fearnehough coming in first with 39 points, followed closely in 2nd place by Barry Roehrig with 38 points and 3rd Steve Fleet 37 points. Silver Cat. New member Stuart Brown (he’s one to watch) first with 43 points and a big cut. 2nd Phil De Lacy 35 points and 3rd Steve Higgins 32 points. Bronze Cat. Keith (Treasurer) Stevenson 37 points on c/b. 2nd Steve Davis also 37 points. 3rd Ian Parkinson with 32 points. Well done to you all. Full results and photos can be found on our web site. www.smgs.org.

FOOTBALL – Spain, World and double European champions, were brilliant in beating Italy 4-0 in last Sunday’s Euro 2012 final in Kiev. Vicente del Bosque’s ‘passing machine’ By Tony Matthews outplayed the Italians for long periods and A former football player and the won the trophy world’s most prolific author of in style with football books (more than 100 exquisite goals published), Tony is also the sports from Silva, Jordi reporter for Spectrum Radio and Alba, Torres (to lives in the Cabrera mountains. finish joint top scorer) and Mata. Spain’s victory was the biggest- VICTORIOUS AGAIN: The Spain team have been dubbed ‘The Untouchables’ in the UK Press. ever in a European Championship final and besides becoming the first country to reach three major international tournaments in succession, they went one better by winning them all. Boring Spain? What a load of bull!

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Euro 2012 Fact File • 76 goals were scored in 31 matches; the best by Zlatan Ibrahimovic for Sweden v France and Jordi Alba for Spain v Italy in the final • The average attendance for all Euro 2012 games was 46,480 (agg. 1,440,896). The biggest crowd - 64,640 - saw the England-Sweden game... the final was attended by 63,170 • Excluding shoot-outs, only four penalties were awarded:

Spain pull off second Euro 2012 cup win three scored, one missed • 54 players received yellow cards while three saw red: Papastathopoulos (Greece), Szczesny (Poland gk) and Andrews (Eire) • The England-Italy encounter was seen by 400 million on TV, a Euro record • My Euro 2012 team – Casillas (Spain), Debuchy (France), Pique, Ramos and Jordi Alba (all Spain), Pirlo (Italy),

Iniesta, Xavi, Alonso (all Spain); Ronaldo (Portugal), Ibrahimovic (Sweden) SOCCER EXTRA – Michel Platini wants Euro 2020 to be in one country (12 different cities) or in 12 different countries (one city per country)... Ben Foster has joined WBA from Birmingham... Brentford want a new ground by 2016 (Lionel Road, Hounslow)... GB’s 17-

A NEW VENTURE: Join us on the beach in Guardamar over the summer.

strong Olympic soccer squad will comprise English and Welsh players only with Bellamy, Richards and Giggs the three over-aged inclusions... and it seems as if NewCo Rangers will start 2012-13 in SL1.

TENNIS – Wimbledon ends on Sunday and the big surprise so far was the elimination of Rafael Nadal, beaten by Lukas Rocos, ranked 100th in the world. At the time of going to print, holder Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer (after a scare) and Andy Murray were looking good. The latter’s game against Marcos Baghdatis last Saturday, ended at 11.02pm UK time, Wimbledon’s latest ever finish. CRICKET – Alastair Cook’s in-form England beat Australia by 15 runs in the first of ODI and by six wickets in the second. The third game took place yesterday at Edgbaston. MOTOR SPORT – Last weekend Casey Stoner won the Assen MotoGP from Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso, to join Jorge Lorenzo at the top of going from strength to the rider’s championstrength. ship after the Spaniard ITV Orihuela RFC have was ‘recklessly taken now stopped training until out’ on the first bend by beginning of September, so Alvaro Bautista. also look forward to seeing This weekend the everyone down there too. bikers will be riding in For more details the German MotoGP contact 692 767 242 or while the F1 drivers will head coach Ian on 634 be racing in the British 367 295. GP at Silverstone.

Centurion Rugby Summer School training CENTURION RUGBY Summer School is also doing rugby training on the beach down in Guardamar on Monday and Wednesday’s from 7pm to 8.30pm near to the restaurants. This is the next step where we are setting up training sessions for over

18’s and ladies rugby as we have had lots of requests for both of them. There will also be, after the summer school, if there is plenty of interest, training sessions for the U18’s. All of the beach training sessions will be free of charge to start with. This is the start of a

brand new rugby venture down in the Guardamar / Rojales / La Marina area, so all are welcome. After the great success of the exhibition rugby tournament in Formentera del Segura, the Centurion team has been invited to their rugby 7’s tournament on July 21, so things are


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Eurogolf Society Waltz THE latest Eurogolf Society competition was a Waltz, played at La Marquesa Golf & Country Club, Rojales. This being the final competition of the season meant there was an excellent turn-out of members, although, as it was also the hottest day of the year so far, many members struggled to complete the round! Many congratulations go to the winning team, captained by Stan Low, with a great score of 84 points. Full results were as follows:• First: with 84 pts – Stan Low, Jill Young, Alan Marshall and Ann Dugg • Second: with 82 pts – Keith Wright, Bryan

WALTZING: Some of the winners of the competition played at Rojales. Fenwick, Frank Britten and Bev Evans • Third: with 82 pts – Tom Corbett, Norman Woods, Gordon White and Mary Sanderson Nearest the Pins 5th – Bob Shorley, 11th – Margaret Richings , 12th – Robin Richards, 15th – Morag Turner and 17th – Hedy Paehlig. And TOFF’s Stableford results for Tuesday June 26, 2012 were as

follows:• Gold Division 1st David Blanchette 35 pts 2nd Ian Pegg 34 pts (c/b) 3rd Vince Tocker 34 pts

• Silver Division 1st Terry Sharley 40 pts (overall winner) 2nd Bob Shorley 35 pts (c/b) 3rd John Holland 35 pts

• Bronze Division 1st Orlando Ferrol 37 pts 2nd Joe Ogden 35 pts 3rd Ann Duff 34 pts

Nearest the Pins 5th – Alan Venables, 11th – Phyllis Venables, 15th – Terry Sharley and 17th – Orlando Ferrol. Our Club Championships were also held this week at the end of June. This was a scratch competition only, held on two days, and many congratulations go to Kirstie Saltiel, who achieved an excellent score of 161. Sue Gillett was second with 171 and Bob Buckeridge third with 175.

On June 24 Eurogolf and TOFF’s held the second ‘Away Day’ of the season. Thanks go to Mike Probert, of Costa Blanca Green Fee Services, for securing us a price which we could not get dealing with the course direct, so many thanks Mike. Alenda was in good condition and, combined with the baking heat, it was a test for us all. None of our members beat par, but, with an excellent 35 points, the winner was Dave Nicholls, 2nd was Ken Brett and 3rd Vince Tocker, both with 34 points. Nearest the Pins were won by Doug Spiring, Morag Turner, Anthea Baker and Tony Stanley. The Ladies Longest Drive went to Morag Turner and the Men’s to Clive Baker. Our thanks go to our sponsors of the day - Costa Blanca Green Fee Services, Mick the Grip, Alenda Golf, Sierra Golf, Clapton’s, and Manolo’s whose support is greatly appreciated throughout the year.

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