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Briton drowns A BRITISH man, 76, was pronounced dead at Cura beach in Torrevieja. Emergency services pulled the man out of the water, but were unable to resuscitate him.

Hospital bugs A SIGHT TO SEE: Elche’s historic castle will be included in the guided tours.

Elche set to become more tourist-friendly ELCHE CITY HALL is working with local businesses in an attempt to develop and promote its local tourism. Mayor Mercedes Alonso says the local government’s goal is to have the Arenales del Sol Hotel up and running by next summer, “especially for Russian tourists who take advantage of the hotel’s proximity to the airport which has two weekly flights from Russia.”

Tourism companies are also making adjustments including ‘VisitElche’ which is working to revamp the currently out-ofservice ‘chiquitren’. This is the tourist train which will let visitors get on and off wherever they like as it winds its way through the historic centre of the city, according to VisitElche’s director, Isaac Vidal.

Audio guides will also be available in a variety of languages explaining the places of interest along the route. Tours around Elche will be available in English until September 15. The Tourism Office provides visitors with a professional guide who shows them the sights in the morning and afternoon from 11.30am to 6.30pm.

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FOR every 1,000 patients at Murcia’s Morales Meseguer Hospital, there were 25.7 cases of bacterial infection. Murcia University’s study showed 37.4 per cent of infections originated within the hospital and 39.8 per cent came from outside.

Under guard DEPUTY MAYOR of Pilar de Horadada Pepa Meroño has been escorted by private bodyguards for the past few weeks ever since she allegedly received death threats.


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By Amanda Surber BRITISH filmmaker, Ridley Scott, will be shooting his next film entitled The Counselor in Alicante and Murcia. After visiting the Alicante region in May, Scott returned to the capital this past Monday where he stayed in the Amerigo Hotel. He spent three days settling business regarding his newest project which will be filmed in the Costa Blanca regions around mid-September of this year. Spanish natives, Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz, are part of the star-studded cast which also includes Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender and Cameron Diaz. The screenplay is written by Pulitzer Prize winning author, Cormac

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STARS: Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz and Cameron Diaz are part of the cast of The Counselor by Ridley Scott (above). McCarthy, who also wrote the book turned

Parents beg for distance from their son A COUPLE went before the Alicante Public Prosecutor to plead for a restraining order against their ‘abusive’ 14-year-old son. The parents claimed that on

numerous occasions their only son stole cash and jewellery from them in order to feed his drug addiction. According to the couple, his

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film, No Country for Old Men.

The Counselor is a dramatic story which takes place near the US-Mexican border. When a young lawyer, played by Fassbender, comes upon tough economic times, he looks for ‘fast and easy’ money in the drug trafficking world where he comes across an old friend (Bardem) and a dark and shady character (Pitt). When things fail to go as planned, the lawyer finds himself in a caustic situation. Scott estimated a sixweek shoot on Alicante’s soil; however, that may be extended should the director decide to use local production company, Ciudad de Luz’s, set outside the capital.

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drug abuse only exacerbated his aggressive behaviour. Public Prosecutors denied the parents’ motion, but ordered the boy’s admission to a youth centre.

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Author’s homecoming AWARD-WINNING author, Matilde Asensi, stopped by the bookshop Libreria Santos Ochoa in Torrevieja. The Alicante-born author promoted the last book of her trilogy, La Conjura de Cortes (The Cortes Conspiracy).

Sea of Stories THIS past week the Santa Pola Book Fair opened in the Town Hall Square (Plaza del Ayuntamiento) near Levante beach. Workshops and literary contests including the ‘Sea of Stories’ will continue through August 19.

Roughed up A MAN, aged 59, was arrested in Santa Pola for allegedly attacking his wife, aged 50. Local police and the Guardia Civil reported that they found the woman with a bruised cheekbone.

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Property manager jailed for 7 years By Amanda Surber EDIPARQUE SL’s property development manager, Juan Obregon, has been sentenced to seven years in prison for embezzlement and fraud. He must also pay €786,584 in compensation to at least 32 families. When these families bought properties in the Altos de la Huerta housing development in Muchamiel (Alicante),

they did not expect that the real estate agency would fail to build the properties in the agreed timescale of 24 months. From 1998 to 2001, when the convicted man worked as the sole property development manager, buyers signed contracts and paid Ediparque down payments of between 2.5 and eight million pesetas (€15,025 and €48,080). Obregon claimed in court that he

Appealing plans ALICANTE City Hall plans to appeal the High Court’s decision to fine them €800,000 and allow Biodiesel to open a factory at the port, after the council denied the company building and trade licences in 2007.

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RACE HOPE: Birthday-boy Alonso will want to celebrate with a win.

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HE best possible present Spanish race ace Fernando Alonso could get on his 31st birthday this Sunday is victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest. At present topping the Formula 1 standings with 154 points, Alonso is unlikely to want for anything materialistic for his birthday, for he earns a reported €30 million as Ferrari’s leading driver, plus an estimated €8 million from sponsorships and advertising deals. After marrying Raquel del Rosario, lead singer of Spanish pop band El Sueño de Morfeo in 2006, the childless couple announced plans to divorce at the

end of last year. Now the two-time world champion is rumoured to be going out with Russian model Dasha Kapustina. Nicknamed El Nano, a typical pseudonym for Fernando in Asturias where he was born, Alonso acts as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF. After moving to England in 1998 and later Switzerland, he moved back to Oviedo in Spain in recent times to be closer to friends and family, a move that cost him an estimated €62.5 million in tax. An avid card tricks fan, Alonso is also interested in cycling, tennis and football, and is a keen Real Madrid and Real Oviedo supporter.

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73.4% occupancy on Costa COSTA BLANCA hotels have experienced an average 73.4 per cent occupation in the first 15 days in July; that is a 0.8 per cent decrease from last year. According to data provided by the hotel management organisation, Hosbec, on average, participating hotels reported 58.2 per cent occupancy in five-star hotels, 70.4 per cent in four-stars, 81.4 per cent in three-star hotels, and 77.7 per cent in the two-star hotels. Of the foreign tourists who stayed in these establishments, most were British followed by Belgians. Calpe was the coastal city which had the highest occupancy level at 88.2 per cent.

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IN Alicante, there are more than 80 cases of stolen children and illegal adoptions, according to Modesta Salazar, member of the city’s parliament. She pointed out that although they have not all been reported, nearly 300 are suspected.

Beach patrol THIRTY members from Civil Protection and the Fire Brigade will monitor Alicante’s beaches until mid September. Agents had to intervene on more than 100 occasions and made three arrests in June alone.

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ALICANTE’S Secretary General has criticised the council’s schedule reduction for the bus lines 24, 21 and 9. He also demanded that the Number 2 tram start running after the ‘public investment of €140 million’.

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FRUSTRATED Alicante citizens marched through the city streets in protest at the government’s recent austerity measures. According to the event organisers, there was a massive turnout of demonstrators.

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needed the clients’ deposits to pay for construction after he ran out of funds. Although he did not keep any money for himself, the Alicante court declared he had used the funds for a purpose not agreed upon. In 2002 Ediparque declared bankruptcy and some investors received a reduced reimbursement of the amount they had paid. However, some received nothing.

Alicante protest march

FIFTEEN people had to be evacuated from their Alicante homes when a fire spanning 4,500 square metres drew near. However, after about 20 minutes, the situation was deemed safe enough to allow them to return to their homes, according to the Citizen Safety Council.

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To get out of this situation, I will use the same medicine in the government as our sportspeople: effort, discipline and dedication

Mariano Rajoy, Spanish PM, talking of the financial crisis at a Spanish Olympics Committee reception in Madrid.

AUSTRIAN representatives came to Alicante to see the TRAM train services. They met with the Infrastructure, Territory and Environmental Councils to discuss the functioning of the trains made by Vossloh in Austria.

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of land has been 14,000 hectares destroyed in a fire in Cataluña

this week in which four people have also died. The fire is believed to have started in La Jonquera, on the Spanish-French border, due to a lit cigarette butt.

Car trouble TWO Romanians were arrested for allegedly robbing elderly foreign couples at rest stops along the AP-7 between Murcia, Alicante, Valencia, Castellon and Tarragona. Allegedly the pair punctured car tyres then stole all they could from the occupants.

More parking THE Spanish airports authority AENA plans to add two new car parks at El Altet airport in Alicante. One will be for priority parking and the other long-term.

Water leak AFTER two days of working at 60 per cent capacity due to a water leak, the DNI and passport offices at the police station in Alicante are back to normal.

and finally... A TWO-YEAR-OLD girl died at a public kindergarten in La Coruña, Northern Spain, after drowning in an inflatable pool. There were another 32 children with her at the time and reportedly only four or five monitors to look after them all. The kindergarten opened this year.


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Murcia seeking bailout By Nicole Hallett MURCIA is the second region, after Valencia, to ask for financial aid from the Government. The central government set up the €18 billion Regional Liquidity Fund, which mirrors Europe’s national bailout fund and allows regions to obtain financing under strict conditions. The Murcia Region asked for between €200 million and €300 million to sure up its finances on Monday just three days after Valencia requested €3.5 billion. “We hope it will be ready by September,” the Murcia Region’s president Ramon Luis Valcarcel said in an interview with Spanish daily La Opinion.

The conditions will be “very tough”. “Nobody should think that we are going to get the money for free,” said Valcarcel. In practice, all 17 Spanish regions face similar intervention from the central government, since “if you do not meet the deficit target, the state forces you to take measures, and that is what intervention is all about.” Catalonia became the third to request the bailout on Tuesday. More regions are expected to follow suit, particularly Andalucia, Castilla-La Mancha and the Balearic Islands as well as Extremadura, Aragon and the Canary Islands.

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Queenly beach VISITORS to Osborne House, Queen Victoria's palace on the Isle of Wight, will soon be able to visit the beach where the English queen liked to swim on July 27 according to The Guardian.

Hole rescue EMERGENCY responders in Oldham, England rescued two men who were supposedly drunk from a 50-foot manhole. None of them were seriously injured, according to rescue services.

Music toddler A TWO-year-old girl from Devon played Mary Had A Little Lamb on the piano before a live audience of 200 guests in Plymouth, Devon.


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Hippie Street Market to get new wooden kiosks TORREVIEJA’s ‘Hippie Street Market’ is getting a makeover that is expected to not only improve the aesthetic, but also its traders’ businesses. Every morning artisans

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set up their tables along La Libertad promenade to sell their handmade products. When the day is done, they put away their goods, fold up their

tables and clear out. Those days are over thanks to a new decree passed by the Torrevieja City Hall which calls for the installation of wooden kiosks for each legal business in the market. The businesses that line the promenade are supposedly regulated by the government. However, the traders’ association have complained that local police have not effectively controlled those vendors who set up shop without paying the proper fees to the city. Supposedly the new wooden kiosks, which will cost each business €2,000, and will help police distinguish the legitimate Objects allegedly stolen by the two men. booths from the illegal ones. As an added bonus, the new structures will be TWO men and a woman were arrested for their alleged involvement in the permanent, allowing each robbery of a Salinetas (Novelda) home and producing drugs. trader to lock up their Novelda Police arrived at a house where a 14-year-old boy was alone when two merchandise for the men, aged 29 and 48, allegedly entered and robbed the home. Police reported following day. The wooden they found the two men, who escaped through a window after one of them kiosks will be installed wielded a kitchen knife at the officers. during the next few weeks.

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EWN EXECUTIVES on media mission to the Costa Blanca Including a personal interview with the ‘new face of Spain’ Javea Mayor Jose Chulvi By Benny Davis

HANDS-ON EWN owners Steven and Michel Euesden paid a flying visit to the Costa Blanca last week to conduct a mini survey on the media needs of the community. Accompanied by head of local sales Sharon Winstanley, Steven and Michel toured the Marina Alta, talking to a cross-section of the public and commercial business

sectors including shoppers, charity organisations and the leisure industry. The Malaga couple, known for their straight-talking, no-nonsense approach to business, openly encouraged direct constructive comments about all aspects of the Euro Weekly News, from editorial to advertising, and layout to distribution

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IGH on their list of ‘must dos’ was a visit to the Marina Alta town of Javea. Here, charismatic Mayor Jose Chulvi and his team have, in one year, transformed a debt-ridden Valencian family stronghold into an internationally integrated, financially stable economy. Mayor Chulvi explained how they ‘opened the doors and windows of the town hall to the public’, by involving ratepayers in the management of their own town. Volunteer groups were formed regardless of nationality, age or social background, to research the everyday needs and priorities of the community to form working briefs for the governing council. This open management policy even included a children’s council, where school representatives aired their fellow students’ views at monthly meetings in the council chambers, under the chairmanship of the mayor. “The co-operation of the English Press in achieving our aims was invaluable,” said Chulvi and added that he was “more than pleased with their share of Press releases published in the EWN and hoped that the good relationship would continue throughout his term of office.” Interesting to note that Socialist Mayor Chulvi refused to take a local salary as he is paid by the Valencian Community to serve on other committees. Also, while many boroughs in the Marina Alta area are increasing council tax (IBI) to top up their coffers, Javea will be reducing the tax by up to 50 per cent during the coming months. Later, Steven and Michel said they were overwhelmed with admiration for Mayor Chulvi and his team and that in their opinion

Sharon with an EWN reader and Michel. Sharon Winstanley, Michel Euesden, Mayor Chulvi and Steven Euesden.

Sharon with Sally and Colin Beverley of Balcon del Mar, Javea.

Sharon, Steven, Iceland manager Kevin and Michel. he represented the new face of recommend further investment in Spain and a business model for the Costa Blanca and that leading the country out of negotiations were already its present negative under way for new EWN and segmented offices. Michel added pledge attitude to survival. that the existing further They added: “The EWN staff team will investment in only way through be expanded further the Costa this crisis is to work by personnel with harder and adopt a full-time contracted Blanca no tolerance policy with positions, which given the shirkers and those without current economic climate, work ethic.” emphasises their commitment to Summing up their visit, the the Marina Alta community. “Our couple said they had learned company mission is to be an enough from the visit to essential part of ex-pat life

throughout Spain, including helping the vulnerable,” said Michel. To emphasise the point, after meeting successful business-woman and charity fundraiser Jennifer Cunningham, they purchased a bed for the Paul Cunningham charity for the terminally ill. Had Michel and Steven recorded any criticism during the visit? “None,” was their answer. “Except that age-old chestnut questioning the amount of space dedicated to advertising and the answer is always the same. “One of the biggest problems any free newspaper has is creating the right balance

between advertising and editorial content. Advertising revenue is the essential lifeblood of any free publication, without it we cease to exist. But we are also aware that it is far too easy to produce an overkill of ads, downgrading the paper from a good read to simply a vehicle for advertising. “Our aim has, and always will be, to produce a quality newspaper with good local news coverage, interesting and useful features, balanced with controlled advertising and excellent distribution. We are the biggest and best because we go that extra mile to help produce results for our clients.”

The Euro Weekly News is the most established free English-language newspaper in the whole of Europe with six different editions and a circulation of 580,000 copies every month to more than 3,000 distribution points every week. Costa del Sol: 46,000; Costa Blanca North: 25,000; Costa Blanca South: 30,000; Costa de Almeria: 13,000; Axarquia: 10,000; Mallorca: 10,000.


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Same rates as before ELCHE’s public pool prices will not increase, according to Treasury councillor, Manuel Latour who calls socialist PSOE’s contradicting claims “out of line.” Summertime costs are estimated at €199,500 while, to date, income is at €57,400.

Financial plan TORREVIEJA’s mayor, Eduardo Dolon met with the member of European Parliament and the head of European Funds and Projects of Valencia to outline a financial plan of action with the help of the European Union.

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Sunday Drivers Club off to the Cannonball 2000 By Keith Nicol

Warning sign PUNTAS DE CALNEGRE (Lorca) is the only Murcia beach flying the yellow flag as a caution to swimmers.

Specialist bikes will be on show.

Two separate car events will take place this weekend.

THERE are two separate car events taking place on Sunday, one in England and the other in Spain, however both have a common link, the Cannonball Rally. In England a variety of prestige cars, will gather at the ‘James Bond - Bond in Motion’ exhibition at the Beaulieu Motor Museum to provide a fun-filled dream day out for beneficiary children and their

families from charity Dreams Come True (www.dctc.org.uk). In Spain, after a month’s absence due to holidays and heat, the Sunday Drivers Club and Noche del Coche make a welcome return on Sunday evening, when from 6.30pm, custom, classic, future class and specialist cars and bikes are invited to show off their pride and joy, outside the newly opened The Tropical King (formally The Plow) in Toretta II, Torrevieja, just a couple of hundred yards from the

Habaneras Commercial centre. In September, the first ever Cannonball 2000 event will take place. It runs from September 5 - 9 with the event making an overnight stop in Barcelona on route. It’s a 2,000 mile journey over five days from London to Paris, via Barcelona, Monte Carlo and Milan, raising funds for Dreams Come True, one of the chosen charities of Beaulieu Motor museum. For those wanting a little taste of


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The event is open to owners of all classic and custom cars. part of the event, details will be available on Sunday July 29 at the Sunday Drivers Club ‘Noche del Coche’ event. Local drivers have been offered the opportunity of joining up with the Cannonballers in Barcelona and for a lucky few, taking part in the stage from Barcelona to Monte Carlo! You don’t have to have an interest in the Cannonball to come along to Noche del Coche; it’s open to owners of all classic, custom and interesting cars and bikes and starts at 6.30pm, next Sunday. More

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Furniture warehouse destroyed in blaze FIREFIGHTERS extinguished a fire at a furniture warehouse. It was the Josper company’s main warehouse, located at

Km1.5 on the CV-913 between Catral and Callosa de Segura. The blaze broke out around 6.30am Tuesday, but its cause is not yet

DJ on drugs charges TWO men were arrested in Torrevieja on drugs charges, one of them a DJ. At the time of their arrest, officers found 16.4g of cocaine, 26.2 of crystal meth, 233 ecstasy tablets, 18 LDS doses, 9g of hashish and 7g of marijuana along with tools known to be used by drug dealers. Then, 220g of marijuana buds and documentation were seized during a house search. Investigations began several weeks ago when police discovered that a man who worked as a DJ in different locations in Alicante was allegedly selling drugs The suspects had been under surveillance after police heard that a young man working as a DJ was selling drugs with the help of a friend while playing at different nightspots in the Alicante Province. As a result, officers carried out surveillance on the pair in Torrevieja to gather evidence.

known. Orihuela, Torrevieja and Crevillent fire departments participated in the operation. The fire was discovered by the company’s security guard half-an-hour before employees were due to start work. It took until the afternoon for the fire to be completely under control and the extent of the damage has not yet been released. The main objective of the firefighters as they were extinguishing the flames was to ensure that nearby warehouses did not catch fire. Some of these warehouses are separated by a 10m wide passage.


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Tourism office opening August By Keith Nicol HALF a million visitors will descend on the City of Salt next month and so Torrevieja is gearing up for the challenge. One of the latest initiatives is the new Tourist Office in the centre of downtown, beside the Habaneras Fountain and Eras de la Sal. Last week, Mayor Eduardo Dolon gave Carlos Eleno, the Director of Ports and Transport for Valencia, a tour of the new premises on the site of the former Miramar restaurant. Due to complex Spanish laws, the building does not technically belong to

Torrevieja, and application for the change of use of the building is governed, due to its location on the seafront, in accordance with the concession granted by the Generalitat. The Miramar, formerly a private restaurant, will also usher in a new era as a pioneer tourist office in Valencia, with its focus being that of a tourist information office, not just for Torrevieja but for all of Valencia. This has not been possible before as only telephone numbers, locations and contact information were available.


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23 sentenced for drug trafficking TWENTY-THREE drug traffickers were sentenced for selling illegal substances out of a laboratory situated in Librilla (Murcia). Additionally, the Murcia Provincial Court let two other accused men walk free, including a lawyer who was charged with

obstruction of justice. Among the men found guilty was the network’s leader who was sentenced to seven years and three months in prison and a fine of €1 million for crimes against public health and safety and belonging to a criminal group. Another man was charged with the former, but not the latter crime as part of a deal between his home country Holland and Spain. He was sentenced to six years and five months in prison and fined €1 million. fondness for hunting a Members of the National protected species Police testified before the court that in April of 2008 made his presidency they apprehended a untenable. suitcase with more than The WWF has 33,000 eight kilograms of narcotic members in Spain and drugs valued on the black 226 of those with voting market around €335,000. rights were in favour of The roles that each man stripping the king of the played were clarified before presidency. The Royal household the court by their own had conveyed its testimonies as well as “absolute respect both physical evidence. for the organisation and Of the convicted men, 19 its members, said WWF were Spanish while three secretary general, Juan were from Morocco and Carlos del Olmo. one from Lithuania.

Elephant shoot costs king THE World Wildlife Fund in Spain voted last week to withdraw King Juan Carlos’s honorary presidency, awarded in 1975. The vote was held following adverse publicity surrounding the king’s holiday in Botswana where he planned to shoot elephants. The safari made headlines when Juan Carlos broke his hip and WWF members complained that his

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AFTERMATH: A church severely damaged in the quake.

EC helps Lorca

THE European Commission has sent Spain €21.1 million to help cover the cost of the Lorca earthquake. The town was hit by an earthquake in May 2011 in which nine people died, dozens more were injured and many were made homeless. Despite its relatively moderate 5.1 magnitude, the earthquake was only one kilometre from the surface and caused serious damage to private and public buildings as well as local infrastructure. The grant from the European Solidarity Fund was announced last November and approved in March. It will not be distributed amongst private

individuals but used to compensate rebuilding costs. Main roads, urban streets, railway lines, the domestic water supply and sewage installations all needed repairs or rebuilding and €14,903,483 of the EU money will help to pay for these. Government expenditure on emergency public services, medical attention and schools will also be partly repaid. The remainder - €6,167,467 - will offset the outlay on temporarily rehousing around 10,000 residents. Tents and care centres had to be provided, together with food and basic necessities after their homes were damaged or destroyed.

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minimum sentence of seven-and-a-half months for stabbing another in the street. The defendant had ‘worked like an ant’ to repair what he had done, by paying the full â‚Ź2,200 in damages before his court date, despite his monthly salary of â‚Ź532.50, according to the court. Furthermore, the

court agreed with the defence that the crime was one of causing injury not attempted manslaughter, since the victim did not suffer any serious organ damage after the accused stabbed him in the ribs and back on May 22, 2010. The man’s violence was attributed to mental problems.

Building company faces 7 charges ORIHUELA Urban Council is opening seven cases against building company Proambiente for completing projects without the necessary licences. According to a Press release by the city hall, the company installed illegal facilities near a rubbish dump including a weighbridge, a mechanic’s garage with a washroom, a car park for machinery and petrol tanks. Councillor Antonio Zapata explained that such activities can result in fines between ₏50,001 and ₏300,000 and the company being closed down. It is temporarily shut for now.

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Amanda on long walk for MABS AMANDA DEAN will walk the 525km Camino de Santiago leaving Burgos on Monday. She expects the walk to take three to three and a half weeks. Amanda is a local teacher, singer and

ex-Javea town councillor. She is well known from her time on the Javea council. As one of the first expat elected councillors she initiated and developed Agenda 21 as well as holding the portfolio for the environment. Amanda has also been involved in musical theatre on a professional level and in the support of amateur groups over the years. One of her best known roles MURCIA judges joined critics in was that of Andrew LLoyd condemning the national Webber’s ‘Evita’ and the one government’s reform plan and woman show ‘Tell me on a Sunday’, both of which were for financial cutbacks. charities. The judicial coordinators that make This is the first time she has up the Permanent Associations done a charity walk. Committee of Murcia communicated She has been working on her their support of their national fitness level by swimming 5km representatives who have voiced their per week. opposition to future reform of the You can support Amanda by Ministry of Justice and budget cuts. filling in a sponsor form at Jaspas The association expressed its and Humpty Dumpty or at any willingness to “channel any MABS shop in Costa Blanca suggestions or solutions presented by North. associates and non-associates.” Alternatively you can The government “is making an attack on the basic principles of public email a pledge to service,” according to a representative. amandadean@hotmail.com.

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4.00pm - midnight 4:00pm BBC News 4:05pm Who Let the Dogs Out? Wacky dog training talent show presented by Zak George and narrated by Rik Mayall. 4:30pm Hacker Time 5:00pm 12 Again 5:30pm My Life 6:00pm London 2012 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 Olympics 2012 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 Absolutely Fabulous The award-winning sitcom returns for a new episode.

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Alexander Nathan Etel 12:05am A Question of Sport 12:35am Millions Heart-warming fantasy adventure. 2:10am Holiday Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 2:15am Bert and Dickie 3:45am Countryfile 4:35am Britain's Heritage Heroes John Craven and Jules Hudson champion British crafts. 5:05am BBC News

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12:35am Britain's Greatest Gold Medallists Who is Britain's Greatest Gold Medallist of the last 100 years? 1:30am Jackpot247 Join the presenters live and play roulette on your telly. 4:00am Tonight 4:25am ITV Nightscreen Textbased information service. 5:35am The Jeremy Kyle Show

12:05am Undercover Boss 1:05am Random Acts 1:10am Party Paramedics Across the UK a culture of weekend binge drinking is in full swing. 2:10am True Stories 3:20am A Short History of Everything Else 3:50am Sainsbury's London 2012 3:55am Dispatches 4:25am Time Team Tony Robinson adjudicates the debate to find Time Team's greatest discovery. 5:20am Deal or No Deal

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1:15am Girl, Interrupted 3:25am Jake Gyllenhaal/Anne Hathaway Face 2 Face 3:40am 40 Days and 40 Nights 5:20am The Lost Valentine

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NEW HOME: Molly arrives at Easy Care Rescue Centre.

Meet Molly

MOLLY is the newest arrival at Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre in Rojales after being received from the Orihuela Municipal Dog Pound. “We do not really know her history,” said Joop Breedvelv, a volunteer at the dog pound. “We got a call from the police saying they had this pony and they needed to bring it in to the shelter. The policy is set up by the town hall and we cannot say no to an animal that is found abandoned within the area.” The Orihuela Municipal Dog Pound does have three stables, so the miniature pony

was being kept there. However, this area is normally used to house a group of dogs, so they aimed to find a new home for the pony as soon as possible. “She is a super little miniature pony, but she does have a generic condition called stringhalt where her joints stick on her back legs so she struggles to walk,” said Sue Weeding, founder of Easy Horse Care, who went to collect Molly from the pound. The centre holds open days Sundays and Wednesdays 1pm-4pm. For more information call 652 021 980 or see www.easyhorsecare.net.


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Stat of week 40,625 Spaniards emigrated in the first six months of this year, an increase of 44 per cent, according to the National Statistics Institute.

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Chinese breakfasts anyone? Some food for thought!

GOOD MORNING: Some hotels are looking at offering Chinese breakfasts. SPAIN’S leading executives have been encouraged to take pay cuts. And the executives and board members of 17 Spanish multi-nationals the fat cats of industry and commerce - are reported as being generally positive about outline proposals by Economy Minister Luis de Guindos for them to halt personal pay rises and limit bonuses and benefits. They will be in good company, for Spain’s king and crown prince are to see their annual salaries cut by 7.1 per cent in line with a recent government decree cutting public workers’ salaries. Otrher royal family members will also face the same level of cuts. The call for Spain’s top bosses to take pay cuts came when De Guindos met representatives from Telefonica, Santander, BBVA, La Caixa, Mercadona, Zara, Mango, El Corte Ingles, Iberdrola,

Repsol, Mapfre, Barcelo, Ferrovial, Acciona, ACS, Planeta and Hava Media. The companies make up the CEC think-tank and regularly hold talks with government ministers. Under scrutiny at the latest meeting was the latest tranche of cuts with which Prime Minister Rajoy’s government hopes to save €65 billion within two-and-a-half years. Discussions centred on IVA (VAT) increases, unemployment benefit cuts and the elimination of civil servants’ traditional Christmas bonuses. It is vital that all Ibex 35 companies - the equivalent of Britain’s FTSE - join in with the efforts to make savings, De Guindos stressed. The recovery of the Spanish economy will be ‘relatively rapid’ and come about ‘far sooner’ than most people believe, predicted Cesar Alierta, CEC president and Telefonica chairman.

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Robot appeal A NEW restaurant in Hilin City, North-East China, has captured diners’ attention by employing a noodlemaking robot, which cost 20,000 Yuan (€2,560) and is twice as efficient as a human.

A hold up CHICAGO gangster Al Capone’s 1928 Cadillac V-8 Town Sedan with bulletproof glass and holes for a machine gun, is to be auctioned with a guide price of more than €416,000.

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THE cost of dying is set to soar from September 1. For the rate of IVA (VAT) charged by funeral parlours will rise from 8 per cent to 21 per cent on that date. The same increase will also be faced by hairdressers, cleaning services, discos, shows and cinemas. At present all benefit from the 8 per cent reduced rate of IVA, but the Minister of Tax and Public Administrations, Cristobal Montoro, has now ruled they are to be included in the 21 per cent general rate of tax. The rises are not due to come into effect until after the summer in an attempt to affect the tourism trade as little as possible.

MANY global hotels in Europe - including some in Spain - are planning to offer Chinese TV channels, plus the option of Chinese breakfasts. This follows travel revelations that Chinese tourists in a few years will overtake Germans and Americans as the world’s greatest overseas travellers. Down Under - Page 26


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Community says ‘no dogs’ Gherkin could become The Penguin ritish though there is a but... £££

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FOR six years we have had a rule banning dogs in our community. One owner has now let her property to a tenant with a small dog. We have told him dogs are banned and we have enough signs to make people aware of the rule. The tenant has ignored us, so we asked our administrator to contact the owner to have the dog removed. After three months and an annual general meeting You and the (AGM), the dog is still here. Law in Spain When I went to the administrator, I was told By David Searl that dogs can be banned, but are allowed in apartments within the community. I know of some communities where all but Guide Dogs are banned. What is the true legal position regarding this problem? Can we or can we not enforce a total ban on dogs? MP (Costa Blanca)

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PLANS to transform the iconic Gherkin building in the capital into The Penguin have been commissioned by bosses at ZSL London Zoo to remind visitors not to miss their penguins.

£££ TRAFFIC to a Leicestershire dairy farmer’s website has soared 150 per cent since a QR code was put on her cow Lady Shamrock. Scanned with a mobile phone it leads to a blog of the bovine’s daily routine.

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£££ BILLIONAIRE businessman Sir Ian Wood, age 70, is to reportedly retire from Oil and Gas company The Wood Group after 48 years. Chief executive Allister Langlands is to become the new chairman.

Why leaving euro might be best for indebted Spain SPAIN’S predicament over the euro as reported in the newspapers makes seriously dire reading. The nation’s banks, following years of doling out loans to shaky developers, many of whom have since defaulted, are in urgent need of recapitalisation. On top of that, the autonomous regions, having taken out loans they have no hope of repaying, have forced central government to come to their aid with an ‘emergency fund’ set up in part with money borrowed from the National Lottery; another loan that someday will have to be repaid. Large debts are involved, and if this was private individuals, the very idea of borrowing more money to pay off the loan-sharks to whom one was already in hock would be considered dangerous lunacy. Yet this is what the Spanish government, by going cap in hand to the IMF and the EU, is striving to do. By issuing high-interest bonds on the international markets, Spain has incurred debts which at some future date will have to be redeemed, requiring, in today’s mad world, more bond sales or a ‘Troika’ bailout, either or both of which just add up more loans to be repaid. Remedial action is needed, and quickly, before the jaws of the trap finally close. Britain was in a similar mess in 1945. Having expended vast amounts of gold and currency reserves in fighting the Second World War and in purchasing mountains of war materials from the USA, the treasury vaults were virtually empty. Many war-ravaged countries, including some ex-enemies,

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received financial assistance under the American Marshall Aid programme to help put their economies back on their feet. The UK unfortunately did not qualify, perhaps because the weak local Communist Party wasn’t considered a threat to Western democracy, and so Britain was left not only to claw its own way out of the ruins, but also to redeem the vast ‘Lease-Lend’ debt with huge monthly payments, until its final clearance in 1983. Those post-war years were a time of severe austerity for Britain, with the rebuilding of overseas currency reserves an absolute priority. Imports were limited to materials essential to Britain’s industry and export trade, and at one time £33 (€42) was set as the maximum individuals might take abroad to spend on holidays in any one-year period. Luxury goods were scarce, and ‘utility’ clothes of basic design, and

cut from sub-standard materials, were the order of the day. People grumbled, but they understood and accepted the drabness of everyday life. The rallying call was: Britain Can Make It; and the nation, pulling together, pulled through. There’s no reason why Spain should not follow this example upon leaving the euro. There would be hardships, but they might just be more readily accepted if the natural patriotism of the people was ‘tapped’ as part of a recovery programme. Spain has its own manufacturing industry, and with a devalued peseta as the currency, perhaps cheap Chinese imports would not appear so tempting. Why buy a German-made Volkswagen rather than a Spanishbuilt Seat? A lot of propaganda went into preparing the Spanish people for the euro. Perhaps similar tactics should be employed to explain why leaving the eurozone would be Spain’s best course of action, and why it must be done now, before further crippling debt is incurred.


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The battle to control the deficit When Mariano Rajoy’s government took over in December 2011, it was immediately faced with an uphill battle to control the budget deficit. The previous administration was tasked with reducing it to 6% of gross domestic product (GDP) by the end of 2011, but the final figure was 8.51%. Under EU targets, Spain was meant to reduce the deficit to 4.4% this year, but in March the EU compromised with a target of 5.3%. However, economic stagnation and recession, unemployment at almost 25% and falling tax revenue have made this target increasingly unrealistic. On 10th July EU finance ministers agreed to grant Spain some breathing

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www.euroweeklynews.com EVERYONE’S tax bill is going up in Spain this year, and now your cost of living is about to increase too. The EU may have granted Spain more time to reduce its public deficit, but this will not make life any easier for either the government or Spanish residents. It is the opposite, in fact, as the conditions mean more austerity for Spain, including another tax rise. Income and savings tax were targeted in December 2011; this time it is VAT. If you have not already done so, this is the time to look to protect your assets from tax.

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space, and the targets have been eased to 6.3% this year, 4.5% next year and 2.8% by the end of 2014. Latest tax rise and austerity measures In return Sr. Rajoy had to commit to more tax increases and austerity measures. On 11th July he unveiled details of a fresh wave of fiscal consolidation measures, totalling €65 billion over the course of the next two and a half years. The key tax measure is an increase in VAT. The standard rate will jump from 18% to 21%, while the reduced rate will increase from 8% to 10%. At the same time some services and products benefiting from the reduced rate will start being taxed at the much higher standard rate. The special reduced rate for basic necessities remains 4%.

The latest reports are that the VAT increases will come into effect on 1st September. Additionally, in 2013 the 4% VAT that applies to the purchase of residential property will increase to 10%. This was quite a U-turn for Sr. Rajoy who had pledged not to increase VAT during his electoral campaign last year: “I said I would lower taxes and I am actually raising them,” he admitted. “Circumstances change and I have to adapt to them.” Other austerity measures include: environmental tax reform; increasing tobacco tax; Christmas bonuses suspended for top public officials; unemployment benefit to be cut from sixth month; 30% cut in local councillors and 20% cut in subsidies for political parties and unions. The Prime Minister acknowledged that the measures “are not pleasant,” but Spain is “facing an extraordinarily serious situation that must be urgently corrected.” Public spending currently exceeds income by tens of billions of Euros. Tax increases already applying this year As announced at the end of 2011, income taxes have

increased across the board this year. This ranges from an additional 0.75% for income below €17,007, to an extra 7% on income over €300,000. The top rate of tax is now 52%. In Andalucia and Cataluña it is higher at 54% and 56% respectively. Tax on savings income was also hiked to 21% for income up to €6,000, then 25% on the next €18,000 and 27% on the excess over €24,000. In 2009 the tax rate for all savings income was 18%, so the tax bill for savings income over €24,000 has jumped 50% in less than three years. These higher tax rates were only meant to apply for 2012 and 2013, but this was until the deficit reached 3%. It therefore seems more than likely now that they will be extended to cover 2014 income. Wealth tax, which was also reintroduced as a temporary measure, may need to continue for another year as well. Taxpayers in Spain may be relieved that the latest measures did not include another income tax rise, but we cannot rule out the possibility down the line if Spain still struggles to reduce its deficit. A European Commission document says that even the easier deficit reduction targets

will be difficult to reach. If taxes do have to rise further, the government may well target higher earners. The VAT rise will also affect your cost of living, and inflation is a significant threat to your wealth over the longer term (10 years or more), along with tax. It is now even more important to protect your capital, income and wealth from unnecessary taxation wherever possible. Blevins Franks has substantial experience advising British expatriates in Spain on their tax planning and wealth management. Your local Partner can talk you through the opportunities available to lower your tax liabilities in Spain, as well as on investment strategies for your capital to keep pace with inflation. The tax rates, scope and reliefs may change. Any statements concerning taxation are based upon our understanding of current taxation laws and practices which are subject to change. Tax information has been summarised; an individual must take personalised advice.

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LONDON - FTSE 100 PRICE(P) 242.70

C H A N G E ( P ) % C H G. -8.50 -3.38

NET VOLUME 4,088,815

Admiral Group

1,146.00

0.00

0.00

204,077

Aggreko

1,904.00

0.00

0.00

170,475

AMEC

1,051.00

-31.00

-2.87

318,672

Anglo American

1,947.50

-81.00

-3.99

2,205,855

Antofagasta

CU RR EN CI ES

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0.78093

Units per €

United States $..................................................... 1.21069 Japan Yen ¥.......................................................... 94.6283 Switzerland Francs............................................... 1.20104 Denmark Kroner ................................................... 7.43930 Norway Kroner...................................................... 7.37653

1,014.00

-50.00

-4.70

1,144,966

ARM Holdings

481.95

0.00

0.00

2,779,776

Ashmore Group

314.30

-11.30

-3.47

397,463

C O M PA N Y

PRICE(P)

Assoc. British Foods

1,250.50

0.00

0.00

516,844

B. American Tobacco

3,311.50

-59.50

AstraZeneca

2,956.00

-29.50

-0.99

1,551,208

523.50

British Sky Broadcasting BT Group Bunzl Burberry Group

British Land Co

Aviva

274.55

0.00

0.00

10,063,922

Babcock International

849.50

-24.00

-2.75

276,350

BAE SYSTEMS

302.30

-4.90

-1.60

2,649,688

Barclays

152.30

-6.95

-4.36

37,473,812

BG Group

1,242.50

-47.00

-3.64

4,098,624

Capita

BHP Billiton

1,754.00

-62.50

-3.44

3,746,400

Capital Shopping C.

428.65

-11.20

-2.55

11,354,478

BP

Carnival

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61,529 407,344 159,408 343,071 2,920,558 80,169 114,562 123,888 851,347 109,618 247,663 1,016,496 294,930 206,174 814,719 84,225 286,051 1,161,407 406,858 268,015 189,115 1,668,123 541,909 154,617 77,594 68,738 88,278 233,377 169,609 167,491

VOLUME 4,192,009

653.75

0.00

0.00

1,483,112

CRH

1,133.00

-46.00

-3.90

1,820,792

Croda International

2,210.00

-78.00

-3.41

192,178

Diageo

1,666.00

-28.00

-1.65

1,235,699

Eurasian Natural Res

363.40

0.00

0.00

1,733,901

215.10

-19.30

-8.23

1,898,223

932.25

0.00

0.00

562,547

-1.77

1,811,366

Fresnillo

1,340.00

-49.00

-3.53

252,127

-7.00

-1.32

902,893

G4S

241.75

0.00

0.00

3,133,237

681.81

-15.69

-2.25

1,374,937

GKN

218.50

-5.90

-2.63

4,865,948

GlaxoSmithKline

1,080.50

0.00

0.00

192,177

1,245.00

-27.00

-2.12

1,163,114

684.50

0.00

0.00

324.30

-9.50

2,095.00

0.00

C LOSING P RICES J ULY 23

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MMM 3M Co 88.32 AA Alcoa Inc 8.06 AXP American Express Co 54.79 T AT&T Inc 34.91 BAC Bank of America Corp 6.94 BA Boeing Co 71.94 CAT Caterpillar Inc 79.59 CVX Chevron Corp 106.41 CSCO Cisco Systems Inc 15.95 DD E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co 47.75 XOM Exxon Mobil Corp 84.65 GE General Electric Co 19.64 HPQ Hewlett-Packard Co 18.06 HD Home Depot Inc 50.53 INTC Intel Corp 24.92 IBM International Business Machines 189.75 JNJ Johnson & Johnson 67.86 JPM JPMorgan Chase and Co 33.85 KFT Kraft Foods Inc 39.27 MCD McDonald's Corp 89.25 MRK Merck & Co Inc 43.21 MSFT Microsoft Corp 29.10 PFE Pfizer Inc 23.44 PG Procter & Gamble Co 64.33 KO The Coca-Cola Co 76.46 TRV Travelers Companies Inc 61.28 UTX United Technologies Corp 72.11 VZ Verizon Communications Inc 44.00 WMT Wal-Mart Stores Inc 71.43 DIS Walt Disney Co 47.62

Compass Group

PRICE(P) CHANGE 314.70 0.00

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C O M PA N Y Centrica

NET VOLUME

DOW JONES C O M PA N Y

1.28052

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

C O M PA N Y

201.20

-8.70

-4.14

3,412,134

1,457.00

-17.50

-1.19

2,348,887

Glencore International

307.35

-10.10

-3.18

5,794,096

Hammerson

455.40

0.00

0.00

887,241

563,397

Hargreaves Lansdown

549.00

-25.50

-4.44

223,851

-2.85

713,795

HSBC Holdings

517.70

-15.50

-2.91

17,327,494

0.00

286,081

ICAP

305.65

0.00

0.00

1,272,785

IMI

0.00

0.00

690,868

-57.00

-2.27

794,702

InterContinental

1,520.00

-36.00

-2.31

310,520

148.97

-5.83

-3.77

4,637,307

2,704.80

-87.20

-3.12

116,032

72.10

-3.20

-4.25

7,362,409

Intl Cons Airlines Group PRICE

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$73.63 $18.80 $12.67 $2.54 $49.80 $7.70 $14.65 $9.24 $17.63 $14.00 $3.97 $34.95

16.47 / +28.81% 3.63 / +23.93% 1.42 / +12.64% 0.28 / +12.39% 3.54 / +7.65% 0.50 / +6.96% 0.86 / +6.24% 0.40 / +4.52% 0.68 / +4.01% 0.50 / +3.70% 0.14 / +3.66% 1.11 / +3.28%

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778.75

Imperial Tobacco Group 2,456.00

Intertek Group ITV Johnson Matthey

2,095.50

0.00

0.00

184,312

Kazakhmys

671.00

-32.50

-4.62

1,083,712

Kingfisher

256.50

-7.80

-2.95

4,210,350

Land Securities Group

761.25

0.00

0.00

1,235,478

Legal & General Group

124.20

-4.50

-3.50

9,068,151

Lloyds Banking Group

29.10

-0.84

-2.81

94,279,897 2,497,838

Marks & Spencer

320.60

-4.50

-1.38

Meggitt

385.30

-15.20

-3.80

495,960

Morrison (Wm)

273.60

-1.10

-0.40

3,266,429 5,739,740

National Grid Next Old Mutual

Most Declined The Wet Seal, Inc. Zions Bancorporation InterMune, Inc. PetMed Express, Inc. Akorn, Inc. ATP Oil & Gas Corporation Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Central European Distribution Corporation Education Management Corporation Universal Display Corporation Partner Communications Company Ltd. Lattice Semiconductor Corporation

$2.505 $2.50 $10.13 $9.88 $13.40 $2.46 $12.03 $2.92 $4.68 $30.90 $3.10 $3.21

0.45 / -15.37% 0.41 / -14.09% 1.58 / -13.49% 1.37 / -12.17% 1.49 / -10.03% 0.25 / -9.23% 1.22 / -9.20% 0.29 / -9.03% 0.46 / -8.95% 2.86 / -8.47% 0.28 / -8.41% 0.27 / -7.76%

Pearson Pennon Group Petrofac

643.75

0.00

0.00

3,184.50

0.00

0.00

164,952

153.19

-6.61

-4.14

3,912,244

1,269.00

-13.00

-1.01

746,777

776.00

-14.50

-1.83

325,645

1,401.00

-73.00

-4.95

502,889

Polymetal International

796.25

0.00

0.00

289,741

Prudential

734.00

-26.00

-3.42

2,568,628 168,001

Randgold Resources

5,405.00

0.00

0.00

Reckitt Benckiser Group 3,510.70

-46.30

-1.30

669,067

Reed Elsevier

-15.00

-2.86

1,425,556

509.50

Resolution

208.80

0.00

0.00

2,293,677

REXAM

434.20

0.00

0.00

1,089,218

2,797.50

-94.00

-3.25

3,433,667

Rolls-Royce Holdings

834.50

-24.50

-2.85

2,403,587

Royal Bank of Scotland

195.70

-9.00

-4.40

7,628,340

2,256.66

-42.84

-1.86

1,692,526

107.90

-2.70

-2.44

3,409,520

2,678.00

-22.00

-0.81

1,280,047

280.40

-4.60

-1.61

1,534,759 1,435,167

Rio Tinto

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

313.20

-3.60

-1.14

1,280.00

-59.00

-4.41

183,165

562.50

-3.00

-0.53

733,676

Severn Trent

1,710.00

-17.00

-0.98

227,396

Shire

1,865.50

0.00

0.00

631,222 1,255,115

Schroders Serco Group

Smith & Nephew

652.00

-8.50

-1.29

Smiths Group

1,061.50

0.00

0.00

214,023

SSE

1,375.00

-18.00

-1.29

1,283,467

Standard Chartered

1,446.50

-46.00

-3.08

1,535,582

Standard Life

228.30

-9.70

-4.08

1,491,635

Tate & Lyle

652.50

-11.50

-1.73

570,295

Tesco

319.15

-5.85

-1.80

9,158,238

Tullow Oil

1,370.50

0.00

0.00

1,411,156

Unilever

2,149.50

0.00

0.00

1,125,253

United Utilities Group

689.75

0.00

0.00

1,146,378

Vedanta Resources

828.50

0.00

0.00

807,821

Vodafone Group

178.80

-1.20

-0.67

30,434,185 622,007

Weir Group

1,525.00

-6.00

-0.39

Whitbread

2,023.00

-88.00

-4.17

245,460

Wolseley

2,225.00

0.00

0.00

324,290

WPP

792.00

-28.50

-3.47

1,619,834

Xstrata

812.60

-28.10

-3.34

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FOUR banks benefiting from an up to €100 billion European bailout could face being closed. If they are too weak to survive, they should be shut, the Spanish Central Bank’s new governor Luis Maria Linde commented after breaking from the official line that all banks in Spain will be propped up and supported. The four in question are Bankia, CatalunyaCaixa, NovaGalicia and Banco de Valencia, and others could soon follow. Brought in to oversee the restructuring of Spain’s banking sector, Linde commented: “If an entity is not strong enough to ensure its future, it will have to face an orderly process of resolution or liquidation.”

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Take a tip about tipping and ask: Is my wage subsidised? EUROPE is only very slowly catching up on the whole idea of tipping compared to the USA. From restaurants to taxis it’s not unusual these days to give a tip - or be expected to leave one for a service - but because A look something is at finance becoming more for females the norm does not mean that we necessarily Jane Plunkett like it. jane.plunkett@euroweeklynews. com In fact, according to a new UK survey, most Britons resent paying tips regardless of the quality of service they receive. The poll found that 62 per cent of consumers were hesitant to pay a service

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Eyes still on ‘a budget’ Madrid 2020 DESPITE huge cuts in the Spanish budget, the nation still wants to use public funds to host the 2020 Olympics in Madrid. “Our youngsters need to be involved in a big project like the games,” said Víctor Sánchez, managing director of Madrid 2020, which is proposing a budget Olympics and hopes to beat Istanbul and Tokyo in its quest to host the event.

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QUITE A LAUGH: Even Manuel in British TV comedy Fawlty Towers hoped for tips. charge, with greater pressures on disposable income believed to be the main reason. More than half those polled were unsure what the correct amount to tip was, while 62 per cent said they felt annoyed when a service charge was added to bills. Women, interestingly, were found to be more generous than men when offering a tip. In the US, the tipping culture originally at least stemmed from the fact that they supplemented the low wages of service

industry workers. But nowadays in the UK, Spain and other European countries, given the level of the minimum wage applied, does any service actually deserve an extra reward? From my experience Andalucians frequently do not tip. The idea of a ‘propina’ is not common practice and if anything a few loose coins are left in the tray. I believe the problem with many Northern Europeans is that we feel guilty about not tipping. Spanish people don’t - but for some reason the American culture of tipping has infiltrated the Northern European mindsets and despite minimum wage and supposed resentment about tipping, many still somehow feel the urge to bump up the salaries of waiters and taxi drivers. Considering the full swing of the present economic crisis, with a hefty section of the Spanish population standing in welfare queues and the recent tax rises meaning it will cost a fortune just to get our hair done, we should clearly think hard about how we spend money. If a service is fantastic, there’s no harm in tipping if you can afford it. But if not, don’t feel guilty. Remember the waiter is probably going home with the same minimum wage pack as you, and is anyone supplementing your salary?

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Take it away! Middle-classes lead a Chinese buying boom BUSINESS may not be booming for many in Spain, but a new middle-class buying sector is emerging in China. Following the boom in Chinese manufacturing and exports - creating more opportunities for companies and brands prepared to tap into the changing tastes and preferences of the ever-betteroff local workforce - the latest European research reveals booming interest in technology is set to create an online retail boom in the land of Eastern promise. With 97 per cent of Chinese middle-class consumers owning a smartphone, 96 per cent a computer, more than 50 per cent having more than one credit card - and just 5 per cent of the group not intending to purchase any luxury goods in the coming year - the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;perfect stormâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for manufacturers is brewing. Chinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s emergent middle-class is gadget and technology crazy and can afford to be. Paul French, Chief China Market Strategist at Mintel, a leading global supplier of consumer, product and media intelligence with offices worldwide, including in London, said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The boom in technology is revolutionising the retail market. "The sudden growth in e-commerce is powered largely by middle-class urban

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Businessman with eye for bikinis US businessman Doug Guller has bought BankerSmith, a ghost town in Texas, and renamed it Bikinis after his Bikinis Sports Bar and Grill franchise.

Splashing out MOLECULE, a cafĂŠ that charges $2.50 (â&#x201A;Ź2.06) for a glass of New York City tap water treated with its own purifier, has been criticised for its â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;overpricedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; artisanal H2O.

SHOPPING SPREE: Online buying is increasingly popular with Chinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new middleclasses. spending as they are people with the But while the Chinese middle-class is access, the smartphones and devices, the spending - on property, cars, consumer credit cards to facilitate payments and the items and holidays - it is also still saving. disposable income. Indeed, research reveals that 77 per cent â&#x20AC;&#x153;Today, the opportunities lie not only in of those defined as middle-class have physical retail outlets across China, but also added to their savings over the past three in that Chinese consumers have the power months, and 50 per cent plan to do so in to access them on the go via e-commerce,â&#x20AC;? the next three months, with just 7 per cent French said. claiming to do neither. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the past the e-commerce sector was faced with two major hurdles, trust that the goods were not fakes and low credit card ownership,â&#x20AC;? French added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Today, the middle-classes have 1SPQFSUZJO4QBJO credit cards and more confidence that the $POGVTFECZ4QBOJTI-BXTBOE5BYFT goods are not fake. In the early days of this sector, the selling of fakes and pirated )PXNVDI*)5XJMM:06QBZ  luxury branded goods online was a major 1SPQFSUZJOBOPĂľTIPSFPS4-$PNQBOZ scandal that restricted e-commerce and deterred potential customers. Major online 8BOUUPQSPUFDUZPVSGBNJMZGSPNUIFUISFBUPGVQ e-tailers have begun working with brands UP4QBOJTI*OIFSJUBODF5BY to eradicate fakes from their platforms.â&#x20AC;? The research also reveals that 95 per cent of the Chinese middle-class are intending to buy a luxury item in the next year, with 67 per cent intending to buy luxury clothes, 60 per cent spending on clothes and footwear, 58 per cent on jewellery and watches, and 45 per cent on electronics. A further 28 per cent intend to purchase luxury furniture and home t4QBOJTI appliances, a fifth cars and motorcycles *OIFSJUBODF and 14 per cent luxury pens.

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Down Under is top favourite AUSTRALASIA has the most appeal for Chinese middle-class tourists, with 40 per cent of consumers having taken a holiday in the region last year. Europe follows, with 37 per cent holidaying here last year. France tops the list, while the UK is a close second.

Heineken cheer DUTCH brewing company Heineken has offered 5.1 billion Singapore dollars (â&#x201A;Ź3.31bn) for a majority stake in Tiger beer with further plans to spend S$2.4 billion (â&#x201A;Ź1.56bn) to buy out minority shareholders APB.

Cartoon rescue SILVER coins of cartoon character Sponge Bob were among assets seized by the FBI from Chicagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Peregrine Financial Group after its chief admitted doctoring bank statements.

Quite a step THREE employees of a Burger King in Ohio (US) were fired after a photo posted online showed one stepping on lettuce in bins, breaking foodhandling procedures.

Turtle trot A SEARCH is continuing to trace 2,200 turtles that escaped from a US farm in Northwest Georgia after vandals tore down fences allowing them to escape, rather than being sold to China!

A new Titanic PRELIMINARY designs for Titanic II have been released by Australian mining magnate Clive Palmer.

Catchy condoms CONDOM wrappers in Los Angeles are to be emblazoned with the catchphrase â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;suit up,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; from the popular TV comedy show How I Met Your Mother.


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Ex-club owner looks back on royalty...and criminals From entertaining celebrities in Sweden and the Caribbean to brushes with London’s underworld, Noel Charles now lives in Spain with his wife Cynthia, who was once married to Beatles’ legend, John Lennon. Nicole Hallett reports. How did you get involved in nightclubs? When visiting an empty club in London, I was overheard commenting the owner must be an idiot. I was consequently hired to run it, and within three months of handing out VIP membership cards to welldressed people and good dancers I met at other clubs, there were queues outside. You once crossed the Kray twins of the London underworld? They thought I owned the club and got nasty when the owners refused to pay protection money. They sent six people down, but the club owner got his wrestling friends in and there was a fight.

What famous people have you met? The Swedish Royal Family through my Alexandra club in Stockholm, the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Elton John, George Harrison, David Bailey, Sidney Poitier, Jack Nicholson and Richard Pryor. Favourite celebrity you know? Sidney Poitier, a gentleman’s gentleman. Most like to meet? Nelson Mandela. Biggest achievement? In the early years, owning clubs. These days, contentment. What prompted you to write an autobiography? Wanting to tell my story, my way. ‘In My House A Memoir by Noel Charles’ – book review page 54. www.noelcharles.info

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Vital Statistics • Age: 72 • Lives: Portals Nous, Mallorca • In Spain: 10 years • Status: Married • Love (in a word): My wife • Dislike (in a word): Bulls**t • Best thing about Spain: Climate • Hobbies: Horse racing, Poker • Always in fridge: Champagne • Currently reading: Sports newspaper Racing Post

EWN COMMENT A woman’s work... THERE has been rumbling from the medical profession that too many resident doctors in Spanish hospitals are women. Frequent absences owing to pregnancy and childcare affect services, males complain, although records reveal no more absenteeism amongst

women than men. More importantly, women outstrip men in the exams for intern positions. The health service and patients deserve the best for the job. End of sob story.

A working query MP Andrea Fabra’s ¡Que se jodan! – exclaimed as Rajoy announced unemployment pay cuts last week – was directed at Socialist MPs not the unemployed, she later insisted. But while Fabra attracted all the attention there was less criticism for Rajoy’s belief that reducing benefits will encourage the unemployed to seek work. With more than 24 per cent unemployed what work does he think they can find? And where?


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IN reference to the lead letter (Issue 1410) about the town hall helping themselves to money they claimed N Pettipher owed them; France is worse. The health service there is URSSAF and they are deemed to be infallible. The local health department had me joining it 10 months earlier than I did and I refused to pay the extra charges, sending out many letters of explanation. In the end, they just had the local bailiffs take more than €400 from my bank account. The original sum was €110 and the rest was a fine. I spent the next year writing letters and proving them wrong. Typical of French businesses in the wrong, they did not reply. I visited their offices a number of times and in the end they accepted they were wrong. But I never got a single euro back from the money they had legally stolen from my bank account. Michael Hill, Nerja (Malaga)

Transport need WE live in a beautiful country with lovely people. However, I do not understand why, when nothing happens until after 9pm, public transport finishes so early. Buses in Fuengirola are all tucked up in bed by 11pm. The last train leaving Malaga is at 10.30pm, but the shows at the Cervantes Theatre do not start until 9.30pm. There are so many things I would love to go to, but without transport it is not possible. Andrew Coates, Torreblanca (Malaga)

Health worry THERE have been mutterings in the UK government recently about Britain leaving the EU with a possible referendum on the subject. I am concerned about the prospect of an exit, as this would have a direct consequence on the numerous pensioners living here in Spain. We may lose the right to free healthcare under current EU rules as Britain will no longer be obliged to make a contribution for each UK pensioner to the Spanish healthcare system. Gerry N Hill, by email

Changing law BRAVO! While it is important to hold on to the Catalan language, I think it is fantastic that the Balearic

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AFTER AND BEFORE: Javea Paseo this July. Inset: In May 2011. THE bars and restaurants along Javea Paseo used to be packed with tables and chairs for customers adjacent to the sea wall. But in May last year Javea Town Hall banned the facility and since then business has steadily declined, with the Port Paseo now a sad reflection on previous years. Javea Council has made many improvements in the locality since taking office and it is now time the mayor and his team negotiated on behalf of residents, tourists, and local restaurants for the return of tables and chairs. The ability to enjoy alfresco catering will be a big step in attracting the return of lost customers. WHEN YOU WRIT

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government has adjusted the law so that it is no longer required for government employees to speak Catalan (Mallorca, Issue 1411). Spanish, or Castellano, is spoken throughout Spain and other countries, but Catalan is only spoken in some Spanish Regions. This move facilitates communication and allows talented people who do not speak Catalan to become civil servants. After all, surely qualifications mean more than speaking Catalan? JC Jones, Mallorca

Gibberish Llanito TUCKED away in your ‘Gibraltar Special’ pages (Issue 1410) is a note headed ‘Gibberish’, which was the name given by outsiders in the 18th century to those who could not make sense of the Gibraltarians switching between English and Spanish. These days it is

called Yanito or Llanito. I am sure many who visit The Rock are bewildered when they hear a British Bobby chattering away on his cell phone in Llanito. Llanito is a philological freak, a most ill-assorted marriage between two contrasting languages. But it is a strong ingredient which holds the heterogeneous community of Gibraltar together, a unique identity in the face of Spain’s eternal contention that they are a prefabricated society. It is a ‘secret code’ as unique as Gibraltarian identity, tricky to master if you aren’t 100 per cent Gibraltarian born and bred; instead of being a mother tongue it’s a state of mind incomprehensible to Castilian, Andaluz or English speakers. Mike Hamence, Sabinillas (Malaga)

More trains plea IT is good to know that it is now possible for high speed trains to operate between Valencia and Málaga. Unfortunately the timetable being offered by Renfe is not good enough. There is just one train from Valencia at 8.15am and one train from Málaga at 5pm and they both require a change of trains. Just two trains per day using the expensive new

26 July - 1 August 2012 Costa Blanca South infrastructure. If passengers are to be attracted to use the service Renfe will have to do better than this, especially as low air fares are available. PJ Owen, Fuengirola (Malaga)

Robbed again LAST month I was robbed while shopping in Iceland. This month it happened again and by the same couple, a young man and woman in their 20s. I had only just started my shopping when this person passed close to me, which prompted me to check my pocket for my wallet, which was missing. As I was explaining to an employee what had happened a lady came and gave me €20. Thanks to viewing the video surveillance footage I was able to identify the couple. I would like to thank the lady who gave me the money and all the Iceland staff, who were so lovely. I hope after reading this, people will be more aware of who is around them. Hal Rockliffe, Torreblanca

Buses concern WHILE travelling on the number 10 bus from Benidorm to Altea, my partner pressed the button in good time to get off in Albir, but the driver carried on and stopped in Altea. On another occasion while at the bus stop she put her arm out for the bus but the driver just looked and carried on with a half empty bus. Has anyone else had problems? John, Albir (Alicante)

Mystery thief HAVING enjoyed a late night swim at my private pool, I left my well worn towel and sandals outside. The next morning they had vanished. I sincerely hope that the needs of the person who stole them were greater than my own. This is not the first time I have found little things missing. Last June it was an extension cable and this March the pistol grip from my hosepipe and a torch. Nothing was broken, but all the same a bit scary. Peter Purvey, Calpe (Alicante)

Poaching fear MIKE WALSH'S suggestion in Images of Spain (Issue 1409), that banks should be nationalised and their running be left to politicians sounds rather like appointing the local poacher to be gamekeeper, especially in Spain. Allen Everington, Torrevieja (Alicante)

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LEAPY LEE SAYS IT OTHERS THINK IT FLYING The only way a strike should be called is if the majority of members vote for it. If the law stays the way it is the British people will be constantly at the mercy of the minority. Most of which would strike just to get a few days off work. Many of them donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t originate from the country and certainly hold no

THE FLAG: There is no shame in being a patriot. patriotism for it. Which brings me neatly to my second gripe of the week. The reason patriotism is all but dead in the UK is that Britons have been brainwashed into thinking it is not politically correct to talk about it. To be patriotic is to stand up and say your country is the best in the

world. To be patriotic is to inform foreigners that your laws and customs may just be better than theirs. Oops, careful, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where it all gets a bit sticky; you could be entering into the realms of offending someone. Well, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m utterly sick of being told Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m offending

someone. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll tell you what â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;offendsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; me. I get offended when someone flies a plane into building killing thousands of innocent people. I get offended when someone takes the lives of hundreds by blowing up a bus or a train. I get offended when people take over whole areas of other countries and create societies which follow their own laws including the right to kill their own daughters because they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t approve of their boyfriends. I get offended when people get off scot-free after publicly declaring our brave troops are murderers and that all us â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;infidelsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; should be beheaded! Better be off now, before I offend someone. Keep the faith, Love Leapy leapylee2002@gmail.com

WHEN in England during the 1966 match with Germany you spoke about (Issue 1409) I was told by an elderly man who used to be friendly with me and talk to me, that I cheered at the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;wrong timeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. After I told him I was German so of course hoped our team would win, he would not speak another word to me. Jutta Wildey, by email

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AFTER reading your column saying that Germans like to think they could win the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Third World Warâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; on the economic battlefield (Issue 1409), I just want to say; the Second World War was 67 years ago. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Germanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; does not exist. I have English friends; thank God they are not full of prejudices like you. Ulrike Mille, by email

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NE in 10. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the number of union members, who, at the time of writing, voted for the strikes now threatening to sabotage the British Olympics. Ten per cent of this socalled democratic body of workers is all it took to bring the fat-cat union leaders scurrying out of their luxury boltholes, once more to preach their barely disguised hate messages to the long-suffering British public. These hypocrites, who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a patriotic bone in their bodies, wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know democracy if it came up and smashed them in the mouth. Since this latest debacle, what more convincing does the government need that the law must be changed?

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HE current exhibition of Pablo Picasso images in Malaga is to be welcomed. Why not a reminder of this iconic artist’s honest views on his own work: “The ‘refined,’ the ‘rich, the professional do nothing,’ the ‘distiller of quintessence’ desire only the peculiar, and sensational, the eccentric; the scandalous is today’s art. “And I myself, since the advent of cubism, have fed these fellows what they wanted and satisfied these critics with all the ridiculous ideas that have passed through my head. The less they understood, the more they admired me! “Today, as you know, I am celebrated. I am rich. But when I am alone, I do not have the

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effrontery to consider myself an artist at all, not in the grand meaning of the word. ... I am only a public clown, a mountebank. I have understood my time and exploited the imbecility, the vanity, the greed of my contemporaries. “It is a bitter confession, this confession of mine, more painful than it may seem. But, at least, and at last, it does have the merit of being honest.”

Round we go A FELLOW columnist writes of his fear of roundabouts. I know where he is coming from; oops, no I don’t. I am as good as it gets on these complex traffic hazards but I dread the new roundabout you negotiate as you enter Alicante City; especially if you wish to do a left to the RENFE station. I breezed through Paris, Madrid and London, the notorious Marble Arch included. I have driven city cabs too but this fiendish state of the art extravaganza of confusion is surely the roundabout at this waterfront junction. It is probably sponsored by an auto body repair specialist.

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4.00pm - midnight 5:45pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 5:50pm Regional News All the latest local news. 5:55pm Weather The latest weather information. 6:00pm Olympics 2012 Coverage of the 2012 London Olympics. 8:00pm Olympics 2012 Coverage of the 2012 London Olympics. 11:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 11:15pm Weather The latest weather information. 11:20pm National Lottery Saturday Draws The Thunderball, Dream Number and Lotto draws, live from Lottery HQ. 11:30pm Olympics Tonight

BBC3 4:30am Olympics’ Most Amazing Moments 6:30am Olympics 2012 7:00am Olympics: Opening Ceremony 9:30am Olympics 2012 3:00pm Olympics 2012 8:00pm Olympics 2012 12:00am Russell Howard’s Good News 12:30am Live at the Electric 1:00am Family Guy 1:45am American Dad! 2:30am Adventureland 4:10am Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents 5:05am Russell Howard’s Good News 5:35am Live at the Electric

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3:35am Pages from Ceefax News and information from the BBC's Teletext service. 7:00am Postman Pat Fun for the young with the postie and pals. 7:15am Timmy Time 7:25am The Adventures of Abney and Teal 7:35am Octonauts 7:45am Rastamouse 8:00am Roar 8:30am Project Parent 9:00am The Scooby-Doo Show 9:20am Dennis and Gnasher 9:30am The Slammer 10:05am Who Let the Dogs Out? 10:30am Incredible Edibles 11:00am My Genius Idea 11:30am Splatalot 11:45am Deadly 60 Bites 12:00pm Copycats 12:30pm Ooglies 12:45pm Diddy Movies 1:00pm Run of the Arrow 2:20pm El Cid

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TV

12:50am Jersey Girl 2:30am Golden Door 4:20am Pages from Ceefax News and information from the BBC's Teletext service.

BBC4 8:00pm The Blue Planet 9:00pm Ten Things You Didn't Know About Earthquakes 10:00pm Wallander 11:25pm The Iceberg That Sank the Titanic 12:15am Arena 1:15am Top of the Pops: 1977 1:45am The Joy of Motoring 2:45am Ten Things You Didn't Know About Earthquakes 3:45am The Blue Planet

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Channel 5

5:30am ITV Nightscreen 6:30am ITV Morning News 7:00am Signed Stories 7:10am Engie Benjy 7:25am Olly the Little White Van 7:30am Curious George 7:40am The Hive 7:50am The Hive 8:00am Poppy Cat 8:10am Fluffy Gardens 8:20am The Super Hero Squad Show 8:45am Fleabag Monkeyface 9:00am Horrid Henry 9:10am Horrid Henry 9:25am Saturday Cookbook 10:25am ITV News 10:30am The Jeremy Kyle Show US 11:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show US 12:20pm The Real Housewives of New York City 1:20pm ITV News and Weather 1:30pm All Star Family Fortunes 2:10pm Dancing on Ice Goes Gold

5:25am Deal or No Deal 6:20am Countdown 7:05am Sainsbury's London 2012 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am British Formula Ford 8:00am Mobil 1 The Grid 8:30am The Paralympic Show 8:55am The Morning Line Turf tips and news from the Channel 4 Racing team. 9:55am Ibiza Rocks 10:10am Shooting Calvin Harris and Example 10:45am New Girl 11:15am Revenge 12:15pm Suburgatory 12:45pm Summer Daze with Blackberry This week, follow the cast of Summer Daze to the Mediterranean for Ibiza Rocks. 1:20pm The Big Bang Theory As Christmas approaches, Leonard's handsome colleague starts dating Penny. 1:50pm The Big Bang Theory 2:20pm The Simpsons 2:55pm Channel 4 Racing

7:15am Fifi and the Flowertots 7:25am City of Friends 7:40am Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs 7:50am Castle Farm 7:55am Abby's Flying Fairy School 8:05am Roobarb and Custard Too 8:10am Bananas in Pyjamas 8:25am Family! 8:35am Noddy in Toyland 8:50am Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures 9:00am Little Princess 9:20am The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 9:30am Angelina Ballerina 9:45am Rupert Bear 10:00am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 10:15am The Mr Men Show 10:30am Roary the Racing Car 10:45am Jelly Jamm 11:00am Meerkat Manor 11:30am Monkey Life 12:00pm Big Brother 1:00pm The Hotel Inspector 2:00pm Murder 101 3:45pm Live Football

4:10pm Bond: 007 at 50 6:30pm Regional News and Weather 6:45pm ITV News and Weather 7:00pm Agatha Christie's Marple 9:00pm Midsomer Murders 11:00pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 11:15pm Mad Mad World 11:55pm Alexander

5:15pm Sainsbury's London 2012 5:20pm Come Dine with Me 7:50pm Channel 4 News 8:20pm 4thought.tv 8:25pm The Million Pound Drop 10:00pm The Women

6:15pm Jesse Stone: Night Passage 8:00pm 5 News The latest news coverage. 8:05pm NCIS 8:55pm NCIS 9:55pm 5 News The latest news coverage. 10:00pm Big Brother Catch up on the latest events inside the Big Brother house. 11:00pm CSI: Miami US drama series focusing on the work of the Miami forensics department.

The Women 10:00pm Meg Ryan, Eva Mendes and Annette Bening head an all-female cast in this comedy drama, a remake of George Cukor's 1939 satire, from writerdirector Diane English.

CH4

2:50am The Store 3:55am In Plain Sight Mary and Marshall try to help FBI Agent Mike Faber convince his informant to enter WITSEC. 4:40am ITV Nightscreen

12:10am Red Cliff 2:50am The Million Pound Drop 4:05am Southland 4:50am St. Elsewhere 5:35am Deal or No Deal

12:00am CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Drama series about a team of forensic investigators in Las Vegas. 1:00am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel.

Satellite channels SKY1 5:35am Airline 6:05am Sell Me the Answer 7:00am Guinness World Records Smashed! 8:00am Chris and Wes: Let's Do This 9:00am The Glee Project 10:00am World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars 11:00am Oops TV 12:00pm Best of Oops TV 1:00pm Got to Dance 2:00pm Chris and Wes: Let's Do This 4:00pm Modern Family 4:30pm The Middle 5:00pm Modern Family 5:30pm The Middle 6:00pm Futurama 7:00pm The Angel 8:00pm Terra Nova 9:00pm Road Wars 10:00pm Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 11:00pm Rapid Fire 12:50am Stella 1:50am Ross Kemp on Gangs 2:40am Road Wars 3:10am Night Cops

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 4:25am Family Jewels 6:10am House Arrest 8:05am High Anxiety 9:45am Just Wright 11:30am Analyze That 1:15pm The Dilemma 3:15pm Calendar Girls

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 5:25am Listen to Your Heart 7:10am Secretariat 9:15am The Romantics 11:00am Captain America 35mm Special 11:15am Stay Cool 12:55pm How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days 2:55pm Love and Other Impossible Pursuits 4:45pm You Again 6:35pm Eat Pray Love 9:00pm Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason 11:00pm How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

10:00pm X-Men: First Class 12:15am The Eagle 2:15am Skyline 3:55am Death Wish 4: The Crackdown 5:40am Thunderbirds

TCM 6:00am Fort Massacre 7:20am Gunsmoke 8:20am The High Chaparral 9:20am Dial M for Murder 11:15am The Hill 1:35pm Anna and the King of Siam 4:00pm Murder Most Foul 5:45pm The Ghost and Mrs Muir

1:00am 8 Mile 2:55am Hereafter 5:15am The Lost Valentine

SKY MOVIES ACTION 5:45am The Mighty Ducks 7:35am Transformers: Dark of the Moon Special 8:05am Jaws 2 10:05am The Eagle 12:05pm Thunderbirds 1:45pm X-Men: First Class 4:00pm Superman 6:25pm Skyline 8:00pm Jaws 2

5:10pm The Lorax 5:30pm Bad Teacher 7:15pm Analyze That 9:00pm The Dilemma 11:00pm Bad Teacher 12:45am Soul Men 2:30am Women in Trouble

7:45pm ¡Viva Zapata! 10:00pm Ghost Ship 11:40pm Police Academy

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2:00am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 7:00am Olympic Breakfast 10:00am Olympics 2012 Coverage of the 2012 London Olympics. 12:30pm Olympics 2012 Coverage of the 2012 London Olympics. 2:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 2:05pm Weather for the Week Ahead 2:10pm Olympics 2012 Coverage of the 2012 London Olympics.

4:20am Pages from Ceefax 7:00am Postman Pat 7:15am Timmy Time 7:25am The Adventures of Abney and Teal 7:35am Octonauts 7:45am Rastamouse 8:05am Roar 8:30am Paradise Cafe 8:55am The ScoobyDoo Show 9:20am Dennis and Gnasher 9:30am Wingin' It 9:50am Shaun the Sheep 10:00am Who Let the Dogs Out? 10:30am Junior Bake Off 11:00am Saturday Kitchen Best Bites 12:30pm Raymond Blanc: The Very Hungry Frenchman 1:30pm Escape to the Country 2:15pm The Man From Laramie 3:55pm Great British Railway Journeys Documentary series in which Michael Portillo travels the length and breadth of the country by train.

4:40am ITV Nightscreen 6:30am ITV Morning News 7:00am Boblins 7:10am Fireman Sam 7:20am Olly the Little White Van 7:25am Curious George 7:40am Jungle Junction 7:50am Jungle Junction 8:00am Poppy Cat 8:15am Olly the Little White Van 8:20am Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil 8:30am Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil 8:45am Fleabag Monkeyface 9:00am Big Time Rush 9:25am Dinner Date Dating show with a twist. 10:25am ITV News 10:30am House Gift 11:25am There's No Taste Like Home 12:25pm The Hungry Sailors 1:25pm ITV News and Weather 1:30pm Baby Boom 3:35pm Columbo and the Murder of a Rock Star

5:35am Deal or No Deal 6:30am Countdown 7:15am The Hoobs 7:40am Ironman 2012 8:05am FIM Superbike World Championship 2012 8:35am Paralympics Extra 9:00am Will and Grace 9:25am Will and Grace 9:55am Frasier 10:25am Frasier 11:00am Sunday Brunch 1:35pm Jamie Does... Jamie Oliver visits Stockholm in search of the authentic tastes of Sweden. 2:35pm The Big Bang Theory 3:05pm The Big Bang Theory When Penny runs into financial trouble, Sheldon offers to lend her money. 3:35pm The Simpsons

7:40am Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs 7:50am Castle Farm 7:55am Abby's Flying Fairy School 8:05am Roobarb and Custard Too 8:10am Bananas in Pyjamas 8:25am Family! 8:35am Noddy in Toyland 8:50am Bert and Ernie's Great Adventure 9:00am Little Princess 9:20am The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 9:30am Angelina Ballerina 9:45am Rupert Bear 10:00am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 10:15am The Mr Men Show 10:30am Roary the Racing Car 10:45am Jelly Jamm 11:00am Inside Hollywood 11:05am Monkey Life 11:35am Ice Road Truckers: Deadliest Roads 12:35pm Big Brother 1:35pm Doctor Who 3:15pm Zoom

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4:25pm Oceans The team explores a corner of the Atlantic Ocean. This ocean is the youngest of the great oceans and critical in influencing our climate. 5:25pm Songs of Praise The long running Sunday evening festival of well loved hymns from churches all across the United Kingdom. 6:00pm Olympics 2012 Coverage of the 2012 London Olympics. 8:00pm Antiques Roadshow Antique experts travel the country to appraise people's wares. 9:00pm Engineering Giants 10:00pm The Dark: Nature's Nighttime World Nature's Nighttime World. 11:00pm MotoGP Coverage of the latest MotoGP event.

5:30pm Doc Martin Comedy drama series about a top London surgeon who developed a phobia of blood. 6:30pm Doc Martin 7:30pm Regional News and Weather 7:45pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Royal Greenwich 9:00pm The Zoo 10:00pm A Touch of Frost Police drama series.

4:05pm The Simpsons 4:30pm Three in a Bed 5:35pm Deal or No Deal 6:35pm Channel 4 News 7:05pm 4thought.tv 7:10pm 17 Again 9:00pm Come Dine with Me 10:00pm Thelma's Gypsy Girls 11:00pm Sex Story: Fifty Shades of Grey

5:00pm Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach 6:50pm Ghostbusters II 8:55pm 5 News The latest news coverage. 9:00pm Once Upon a Time 10:00pm Big Brother Catch up on the latest events inside the Big Brother house. 11:00pm Bulletproof

6:00pm F1 the Hungarian Grand Prix Highlights 7:30pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 7:50pm Regional News All the latest local news. 7:55pm Weather The latest weather information. 8:00pm Olympics 2012 Coverage of the 2012 London Olympics. 11:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 11:15pm Regional News All the latest local news. 11:20pm Weather The latest weather information. 11:25pm Olympics Tonight

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1:00am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 1:10am Olympic Sportsday 1:55am Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 2:00am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather.

BBC3

12:00am Line of Duty 1:00am Twenty Twelve 1:30am F1 the Hungarian Grand Prix Highlights 3:00am Holby City 4:00am Britain's Heritage Heroes 4:30am Pages from Ceefax News and information from the BBC's Teletext service.

BBC4

5:35am Live at the Electric 6:05am Great Movie Mistakes 2011 6:30am Hole in the Wall 7:00am Hole in the Wall 7:30am Total Wipeout 8:35am Beverly Hills Chihuahua 10:00am Olympics 2012 3:00pm Olympics 2012 12:00am Family Guy 12:22am Family Guy 12:45am American Dad! 1:07am American Dad! 1:30am Russell Howard's Good News 2:00am Russell Howard's Good News 2:30am Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents 3:30am White Van Man

8:00pm Himalaya with Michael Palin 9:00pm The Kenneth Williams Story: A Reputations Special 10:30pm Kenneth Williams Fantabulosa! 11:50pm Parkinson: The Interviews Kenneth Williams 12:30am Cricklewood Greats 1:15am Thin Lizzy: Bad Reputation 2:15am Forever Young: How Rock 'N' Roll Grew Up 3:15am Anvil! The Story of Anvil

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12:00am ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 12:20am Take Me Out 1:25am JP Morgan Premiership Rugby 7s Highlights 2:15am The Store 4:05am British Superbike Championship Highlights 4:55am Motorsport UK All the very latest motor sport action from around Britain. 5:45am ITV Nightscreen

12:00am Indecent Proposal 2:10am Camelot 3:00am The Big C 3:30am Hollyoaks Omnibus 5:35am St. Elsewhere

12:35am Undisputed 2:20am Super Casino

Satellite Satellitechannels channels SKY1 5:20am Hello, Goodbye 6:10am Liza and Huey's Pet Nation 7:00am The Hour of Power 8:00am Chris and Wes: Let's Do This 9:00am The Glee Project 10:00am Chris and Wes: Let's Do This 11:00am World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars 12:00pm WWE Experience 1:00pm Diversity 2:00pm Got to Dance 3:00pm Best of Oops TV 4:00pm Modern Family 4:30pm The Middle 5:00pm Modern Family 5:30pm The Middle 6:00pm Futurama 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Raising Hope 8:00pm Sinbad 9:00pm Terra Nova 10:00pm The Simpsons 10:30pm Parents 11:00pm Strike Back Project Dawn 12:00am Spartacus: Gods of the Arena 1:15am Emergency with Angela Griffin 2:15am Big Trouble in Thailand 3:10am Brit Cops: Frontline Crime 4:00am 99 Most Bizarre... 4:50am The Secret Life of Suburbia 5:20am Gadget Geeks

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 5:50am Just Wright 7:35am Broadcast News 9:50am Knucklehead 11:45am Little Fockers 1:30pm Wayne's World 2 3:10pm Bridesmaids 5:15pm Multiplicity

7:15pm Little Fockers 9:00pm Bridesmaids 11:10pm The Stepford Wives 12:55am Jackass 3.5 2:25am You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger 4:10am Broadcast News

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 5:15am The Lost Valentine 7:00am Country Strong 9:00am Stepping Out 10:55am Burlesque 12:55pm Jake Gyllenhaal/Anne Hathaway Face 2 Face 1:10pm Footloose 3:10pm The Thing Called Love 5:10pm Stepping Out 7:05pm Honey 2 9:00pm Footloose 11:00pm Burlesque

Warrior 1:45am Machete 3:35am The Warrior's Way 5:20am The Chaperone

TCM 6:00am Anna and the King of Siam 8:15am The Ghost and Mrs Muir 10:15am Murder Most Foul 11:55am ¡Viva Zapata! 2:05pm Fallen Angel 4:00pm Billy Two Hats 5:50pm Beyond the Poseidon Adventure 8:05pm The Man Who Never Was 10:00pm Dead Calm 11:50pm Deadwood 12:55am Taps 3:15am Off Set 3:50am Teleshopping

1:05am Country Strong 3:10am The Thing Called Love 5:20am Honey 2

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2:00am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 7:00am Olympic Breakfast 10:00am Olympics 2012 Coverage of the 2012 London Olympics. 12:30pm Olympics 2012 Coverage of the 2012 London Olympics. 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 Olympics 2012 Coverage of the 2012 London Olympics.

4:30am Pages from Ceefax 7:00am Postman Pat Fun for the young with the postie and pals. 7:15am Chuggington 7:20am Timmy Time 7:30am The Adventures of Abney and Teal 7:40am Octonauts 7:50am Rastamouse 8:05am Deadly 60 8:30am Horrible Histories 9:00am The Scooby-Doo Show Cartoon capers with Scooby and the gang. 9:25am Tree Fu Tom 9:45am Justin's House 10:15am Heir Hunters 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer Property experts visit three properties before they go up for auction. 12:00pm Cowboy Trap 12:45pm Cash in the Attic 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm Olympics 2012 2:45pm Escape to the Country 3:15pm Flog It!

5:45am 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 60 Minute Makeover The team has just one hour to transform a home with a design makeover. 2:30pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 3:00pm Murder, She Wrote

5:35am St. Elsewhere 6:25am Countdown 7:10am Sainsbury's London 2012 7:15am The Hoobs 7:40am The Hoobs 8:05am Freshly Squeezed 8:30am According to Jim 8:55am Will and Grace 9:25am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:55am Frasier 10:30am Come Dine with Me 11:00am Come Dine with Me 11:30am Come Dine with Me 12:00pm Come Dine with Me 12:30pm Come Dine with Me 1:00pm Channel 4 News 1:05pm Sainsbury's and Channel 4 Presents... London 2012: Ellie Simmonds 1:10pm River Cottage Bites 1:25pm Anna and the King

2:20am 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 Cowboy Builders 1:10pm 5 News 1:15pm Big Brother 2:15pm Extraordinary Dogs 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm The Mentalist

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4:00pm Ultimate Sports Day 4:15pm Diddy Dick and Dom 4:30pm Copycats 4:45pm Shaun the Shechampionsheeps 5:00pm The Sarah Jane Adventures 5:30pm Project Parent 6:00pm Newsround 6:05pm Shaun the Sheep 6:15pm Antiques Road Trip 7:00pm Olympics 2012 8:00pm Coast 9:00pm EastEnders 9:30pm Panorama 10:00pm Horizon 11:00pm Olympics 2012 11:40pm Newsnight

4:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal 5:00pm Midsomer Murders 6:00pm Dinner Date 7:00pm Regional News and Weather 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:00pm Countrywise 9:30pm Coronation Street 10:00pm We Love the Monkees 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:35pm Real Crime

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 8:00pm Channel 4 News 8:55pm 4thought.tv 9:00pm Dispatches 9:30pm Simply Italian 10:00pm Undercover Boss 11:00pm Jimmy Carr

4:15pm Rosamunde Pilcher’s Spring 6:00pm 5 News 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Monkey Life 7:30pm 5 News 8:00pm Police Interceptors 9:00pm Arctic Icebreakers 10:00pm Big Brother 11:00pm The Walking Dead

5:00pm Olympics 2012 Coverage of the 2012 London Olympics. 7:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 7:30pm Regional News All the latest local news. 8:00pm Olympics 2012 Coverage of the 2012 London Olympics. 11:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 11:30pm Regional News All the latest local news. 11:35pm Weather The latest weather information. 11:40pm Olympics Tonight

6:05pm Shaun the Sheep Set on a remote rural farm, Shaun’s flock lives a peaceful life under the watchful eye of their sheepdog Bitzer.

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Satellite channels SKY1 5:20am Gadget Geeks 6:10am Liza and Huey's Pet Nation 7:00am Don't Forget the Lyrics 8:00am Brainiac: Science Abuse 9:00am The Glee Project 10:00am Got to Dance 12:00pm Glee 1:00pm Ashley Banjo's Secret Street Crew 2:00pm Got to Dance 3:00pm Futurama 4:00pm Modern Family 4:30pm The Middle 5:00pm Modern Family 5:30pm The Middle

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SKY MOVIES DRAMA 5:20am Honey 2 7:15am A Valentine’s Date 8:45am Africa United 10:20am Beastly 11:50am Sex and the City 2 2:20pm 3 Men and a Baby

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SKY MOVIES ACTION 5:20am The Chaperone 7:10am A Quest for Camelot 8:40am Sucker Punch 10:40am Sanctum 12:35pm I Am Number Four 2:35pm Fast Five 4:50pm Superman 2 7:00pm Tomorrow, When the War Began 8:45pm Sucker Punch Special 9:00pm Sucker Punch 11:00pm Fast Five 1:15am Uncommon Valor 3:05am Fortress 4:50am Johnny Mnemonic

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STAYING ALIKE: Friends tend to eventually achieve a similar weight to each other.

Weight gain more likely if your friends are fatter WANT to shed some weight? Then maybe you have to lose some large friends, a study suggests. According to researchers from Loyola University, students who have overweight friends are more likely to gain weight and if their friends were slimmer then they were more likely to either slim down or gain weight at a gradual pace. The study was designed to

determine the reason why obesity and related behaviours appear to cluster in social networks. The researchers examined data from two large high schools. One school, Jefferson High, was in a rural area with mostly white students. The second school, Sunshine High, was an ethnically diverse urban school. Researchers found that after

controlling the friend-selecting process, there was a significant link between obesity and a student’s circle of friends. If a borderline overweight student at Jefferson High School had lean friends there was a 40 per cent chance the student’s BMI would drop in the future. However, if they had obese friends there was just a 15 per cent chance they would slim down.

SITTING for more than three hours per day cuts about two years off your life expectancy, scientists say. Researchers did five studies on the link between staying seated and health outcomes. They came to the conclusion that sitting for more than three hours per day cuts two years off your life expectancy. Watching more than two hours of TV per day will cut your life expectancy down another year or so. Moderate exercises do not seem to offset the effects of sitting for a prolonged time. Peter T Katzmarzyk of Pennington Biomedical Research Centre in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US, told Businessweek: “It’s not just about getting physical activity in your life.” Katzmarzyk suggests the solution for those whose jobs involve lots of sitting in front of the computer is to walk to colleagues’ desks rather than send them emails, to keep active.

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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 60 Minute Makeover The team has just one hour to transform a home with a design makeover. 2:30pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 3:00pm Murder, She Wrote

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11:35pm The Fugitive Blockbuster adventure movie based on the TV series about a doctor on the run after being wrongly convicted of killing his wife.

BBC3 5:30am The Anti-Social Network 6:30am Total Wipeout 7:30am The Real Hustle 8:00am Doctor Who's Greatest Moments Companions. 9:00am Total Wipeout 10:00am Olympics 2012 3:00pm Olympics 2012 12:00am EastEnders 12:30am Can Anyone Beat Bolt? 1:30am Family Guy 1:52am Family Guy 2:15am American Dad! 2:37am American Dad! 3:00am Wilfred 5:30am Stop My Stutter

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4:15pm A Place Called Home 6:00pm 5 News The latest news coverage. 6:30pm Neighbours Troy makes a run for it, only to black out behind the wheel of his car. 7:00pm Monkey Life 7:30pm 5 News National and international news. 8:00pm The Hotel Inspector 9:00pm Half Built House 10:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Drama series about a team of forensic investigators in Las Vegas. 11:00pm Big Brother Catch up on the latest events inside the Big Brother house.

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12:00am Big Brother’s Bit on the Side 1:00am Banged Up Abroad Series following cases of people who’ve found themselves banged up abroad. 1:55am Super Casino Live interactive gaming featuring roulette, blackjack and autowheel.

Satellite channels SKY1 5:40am Airline 6:10am Sell Me the Answer 7:00am Don't Forget the Lyrics 8:00am Brainiac: Science Abuse 9:00am The Glee Project 10:00am Got to Dance 12:00pm Glee 1:00pm Futurama 2:00pm Got to Dance 4:00pm Modern Family 4:30pm The Middle 5:00pm Modern Family 5:30pm The Middle 6:00pm The Simpsons 7:00pm Glee 8:00pm The Simpsons 9:00pm The Angel 10:00pm Trollied 10:30pm A League of Their Own 11:00pm Rapid Fire 12:50am UK Border Force 2:50am Road Wars 3:45am It's Me or the Dog 4:45am The Chicago Code 5:35am Airline

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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 60 Minute Makeover The team has just one hour to transform a home with a design makeover. 2:30pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 3:00pm Murder, She Wrote Jessica heads to Washington to attend a special concert performed by an Eastern Bloc orchestra.

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Deep Blue Sea - 11:35pm Doctors in an underwater laboratory discover a chemical in the brains of sharks capable of reviving human brain cells. Using gene therapy the doctors create sharks with larger brain masses as a way to speed up the production of the life saving antidote.

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to start the UK’s biggest anti-puppy farming event. Now in its third year, Pup Aid is moving from its south coast home to the doggy paradise of North London’s Primrose Hill, part of The Royal Parks, on

Saturday September 8. It will be fun for all the family with trade stalls, fresh food, music and Scruffs heats judged by some famous faces. This event is mainly about saving the lives of puppies and with enough awareness about the cruel farming trade, Pup Aid hopes to make a difference and put an end to this barbaric practice once and for all.

Pup Aid is backed by celebrities including Meg Mathews who recently became the patron, Simon Cowell, Kim Kardashian, Lizzie Cundy, Kerry Ellis, Hollyoaks’ stars Gemma Merna and Kieron Richardson, EastEnders’ stars Rita Simons and Patsy Palmer, actress Danniella Westbrook and singer Jay Kay. Please do not buy puppies in shops, markets, on the Internet or anywhere other than official breeders where you can see the parents. Visit www.pupaid.org for more information about puppy farming or follow @pupaid on Twitter.

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NOEL CHARLES left the Caribbean in the 1950s with thousands of others, crossing the Atlantic to seek their fortunes in the ‘motherland’. In the 1970s he set up and ran Alexandra’s, two of the most successful nightclubs of the era. He spent a decade living the high life, first in Stockholm, Sweden and then in Barbados, wining and dining with the world’s greatest entertainers including the Rolling

LEO (July 24 - August 23) Arm yourself with plenty of information about what is going on in your life at the moment. Those close might expect you to lead the way on an important matter. You need to trust your instincts more and have confidence. Think in the long term. Those who are not considered important now could be so in the future. As you prefer being in charge, this should not seem unnatural to you.

VIRGO (August 24 - September 23) Although you feel like going it alone at the moment, you would do well to involve someone close in your project or exercise. There is room for improvement in both your life and your health but it can be more enjoyable if shared. Expect surprises in your love life and you will not be surprised. .

LIBRA (September 24 - October 23) It could be that you are feeling a little below par at the moment. You may assume it is because of a recent emotional upset, but it is unlikely to be quite that simple. Spend a bit of time and money on yourself for a change. Develop your talents in the realms of writing, painting and music. This need not take a large amount of time. Start with one simple project.

SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22) Despite pulling out all the stops when it comes to a certain person or project,

Just joking I was at a magic show, when after one particularly amazing trick, someone screamed out: “Wow, how did you do that.” I would tell you,” answered the magician predictably. “But then I’d have to kill you.” After a moment’s pause the same voice screamed out: “Can you tell my mother-in-law?”

IF ITʼS YOUR BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK: Your great energy and loyalty to a certain project serve you well. The Lion in you wants to push ahead and your confidence is inspiring. However, not until midSeptember will you feel able to ask for what you desire.

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Romantically and emotionally, things come to a head but donʼt let the wind of change blow away all that you have achieved. Donʼt begin to doubt yourself or others will, too.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 23 - December 21) Get some rest and peace because, if you let yourself get too tired, your temper could suffer. When it comes to business get it over with so that you can spend extra time on your social life. Something important is round the corner.

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20) Sometimes you shuffle things around to survive difficult times. The energy that this uses means that realising a dream this week

Energy is low but your spirit seems to be getting power from somewhere. At times, it feels that it is almost outside of your own sphere. When tackling what is seen as a tedious task, you may not be aware that you are building something for the future, but there is much going on that will affect your future to a large extent.

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For some time, things on the romantic front have been confusing, to say the least. There are decisions that someone has to make that affect you seriously.

There is something of the rebel in you this week. Even you donʼt fully understand the changes taking place. You will resist any attempt to stop from expressing yourself freely. Although you prefer a peaceful time, it may be necessary to remind someone of your rights.

You may well feel that your business life is not going as well as you would have hoped this week. They do say that you canʼt have everything right at once. This is a good time to enjoy the company of others and make your love life buzz. .

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CANCER (June 22 - July 23) Have you been a bit of a couch potato recently? Spend some of this week working towards a healthy mind in a healthy body. Running yourself ragged should certainly be avoided. Seek expert advice now about a problem that just wonʼt go away. It will, but only with a lot of effort. Although you prefer to share your activities, this is one area that you need to concentrate on fully, so go for it alone to begin with.

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1. In which year was the first (modern Summer) Olympic Games held, in Athens, under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee? 2. Which city was the first to hold the Olympic Games on two occasions? 3. Which city was due to hold the 1916 Games, which were cancelled because of World War I? 4. In which city are the 2016 Olympic Games due to be held? 5. Which was the first US city to host the Olympic Games? 6. Which was the first Asian city to host the Olympic Games? 7. The 1968, 1972, 1976 and 1980 Games all took place in which four cities whose names all begin with the letter M? 8. Which is the only US city to have hosted the Olympic Games twice? 9. Which two Scandinavian cities have held the Games? 10. When London was awarded the 2012 Games in 2005, four other cities had also bid to hold the Games; name any two of the unsuccessful bidders?

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your charm may not be working as well as usual this week. It is still a fine time to beaver on quietly in the background. A few emotional fireworks make you sit up and take notice, but try to be open-minded.

1998 Noel’s friend, Julian Lennon, introduced him to his mother Cynthia. Four years later they were married and in 2012 will celebrate 10 years of happiness. This memoir is the incredible story of Noel Charles’s life, its highs and lows and his journey of self-discovery that took a lifetime. For a signed copy of his book see www.noelcharles.info.

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Across 7 Poorly mends gas monsters (6) 8 So Edna is around some Poles (6) 9 Event in Monica Selesʼs diary (4) 10 Set off in good time towards dawn (8) 11 Coach scruffy cheater (7) 13 Outing Aunt Joan initially arranged (5) 15 Bored Jackʼs dead wrong (5) 17 Plant hidden fact or yearning (7) 20 I propose a mention be made (8) 21 Implement for starting, taking off or landing (4) 22 A tonic for Prince, itʼs reported (6) 23 Reason for shaking hands? (6)

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6 A magicianʼs bird (6) 12 Bred lice indiscriminately? Would you believe it! (8) 14 Bars servant work out (7) 16 Fuss over Northern Irelandʼs handsome youth (6) 18 Herodʼs new island (6) 19 US resort seen in stamp album (5) 21 Rotate tea boiler (4)

QUICK Across 1 Woodwind instrument (8) 5 See 3 Down 9 Guard (7) 10 Common viper (5) 11 From here (4) 12 Salt lake in the Jordan valley (4,3) 15 Verbal (6) 16 Bother (6) 19 Aromatic herb (7) 21 Worry (4) 24 Speculate (5) 25 Inspect (7) 26 Edge (4) 27 Forwards (8)

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Down 1 Fall down (8) 2 Tropical fruit (7) 3/5 Nickname of Margaret Thatcher (4,4) 4 Respect (6) 6 Confuse (5) 7 Three feet (4) 8 Relating to the heart (7) 13 Continue (7) 14 Fidgety (8) 17 Assume (7) 18 Given in (6) 20 In front (5) 22 Eras (4) 23 African country (4)

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QUICK - Across: 1 Stroll, 4 Closed, 9 Aviator, 10 Claps, 11 Tense, 12 Lodging, 13 Sensational, 18 Popular, 20 Scope, 22 Giant, 23 Arrange, 24 Tender, 25 Resent. Down: 1 Scanty, 2 Reign, 3 Letters, 5 Lucid, 6 Stamina, 7 Design, 8 Proletariat, 14 Explain, 15 Observe, 16 Spigot, 17 Reject, 19 Lithe, 21 Ounce.

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Hexagram The purpose of the Hexagram puzzle is to place the 19 six-letter words into the 19 cells. The letters at the edges of interlocking cells MUST BE THE SAME. The letters in the words must be written CLOCKWISE. The word in cell 10 (RUMOUR) and one letter in four other cells are given as clues.

ENGLISH - SPANISH Across: 1 Ruta, 3 Peach, 6 Combs, 8 Taste, 10 Ajo, 11 Idols, 12 Rings, 13 Ten, 14 Traer, 15 Ounce, 16 Daisy, 17 Want. Down: 1 Receipt, 2 Temporada, 4 Entorno, 5 Casi nunca, 7 Sastres, 9 Easiest.

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A fiesta first for Entre Naranjos THE weekend brings the Fiesta to Entre Naranjos and Laguna Green. This is the very first time a Fiesta has been organised by a group of local residents who have worked all year organising it, with the ongoing support of the Torremendo District

Mayor Sebastian Andreu Marcos and Orihuela Council. It starts 7pm tomorrow (Friday) with an opening ceremony and concert by local 25 piece brass band ‘Just Brass’ on the green area that runs across the middle of Entre Naranjos. A Latino Disco follows with Entre Naranjos resident, DJ Laura. There will be a bar and BBQ by the Inn at the Green and a food outlet by Frissan restaurant from San Miguel. Saturday is a Spanish Market between Taberno Naranjo and the Inn at the Green Bar and an Arts and Craft Market at Maria O’Hara provided the entertainment. Vistabella Golf Club from 9am5pm. Terry Horvath Morris dancers will be dancing their way around the bars Saturday EIGHTY people attended Friends Unlimited’s - the social afternoon. arm of the charity HELP Vega Baja - final meeting before At 5pm there will be Paella the summer break where more than €200 was raised for and a concert by La Marina’s the HELP Care scheme. traditional jazz band ‘All that Meetings will start again on Thursday September 6 at Jazz’ on the Green area, The Club in Quesada. followed by Torrevieja Pipe The HELP Association of Vega Baja helps people of all ages with all sorts of problems, particularly at time of crisis Band and later that evening the and emergencies. Emergency help-line is 965 723 733. Carmen Lorente Dance School.

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‘It’s a knockout’ HAH Mar Menor now has the necessary licences to hold an ‘It’s a Knockout competition’ on the beach at Los Urrutias. The Elva Fincham Memorial Trophy event is set to take place on Sunday September 16 starting at 10am. Ten teams of eight people, over age 16 are needed to play various fun games. There will be trophies for first, second and third, medals for winners, prizes for ‘best dressed’ - fancy or otherwise - teams, and for the individual who raises the most sponsorship. Entry is free, but each team needs to collect €100 in sponsorship. “We have permission from the vecinos to provide our own freshly barbecued hot dogs and hamburgers,” said Lesley Eburne. “This could be a fun event, but without the teams, it will not go ahead.” Entry forms are available until Wednesday August 15. To take part email helpathomespain@gmail.com, or call 968 134 978.

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A TRIBUTE: Scott Dee (right) has performed around the world.

Amazing voice ‘stuns’ audience ENGELBERT HUMPERDINK tribute artist, Scott Dee performed Sunday night as the latest Jukebox Promotions fundraising tour kicked off in Campoamor. Scott Dee has been booked around the world to perform just like Engelbert in his finest years and is set to perform in a US tour of New Jersey and Florida.

There are two shows left: tonight (Thursday) at Rocajuna in Punta Prima for €10 including a pre-show buffet and tomorrow at The Club in Quesada for €8.50. Both shows start at 8.30pm, seating at 8pm. Info and details at www.jukeboxpromotions.co.uk or call 695 135 134.

THE Orihuela Costa Male Voice Choir are playing host to visiting Welsh ladies' choir, Cor Merched Persain, at La Zenia church 8.30pm Sunday. The concert will include a mixture of music from both the ladies’ and men's repertoires specially arranged by conductor Nigel Hopkins. Cor Merched Persain is on their second visit to this area, having performed in

Torrevieja three years ago. They now have a new conductor, professional singer Anne Wheldon. Tickets for the concert are €5 each and are available from callnet Internet Cafe, behind Consum next to Paddy's Point - 966 761 171 - or on the door. Proceeds from the concert are in aid of the new church building fund.


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ULTIMATE TRIBUTE: Set a record for being the fastest selling in 23 years.

Sell out show THE Ultimate Tribute show set a record for being the fastest selling show in the 23 years history of Restaurante Los Rosales in Guardamar. Originally a one night only event to raise funds for Afghan Heroes, a second show was organised after tickets sold out within four days. The two nights helped raise €1,200 for Afghan Heroes. Number one tributes to Amy Winehouse and Mick Hucknell, Tania and Darren Alboni, were holidaying in Spain when they got roped in by Nigel and Gaynor Weekes who run Night Out Promotions. They also performed as Karen Carpenter, Shania Twain, Cher, Roy Orbison and Elvis. Many local businesses donated prizes for

the half time raffle including gym memberships, scuba diving, trips to local radio stations and meals out. One of the main prizes was Night Out Promotions two VIP tickets to see Joe Longthorne at Benidorm Palace completed by two coach tickets for the day, donated by Dave’s Coaches. “We send a huge thank you to all concerned for their generosity,” said Jax Lawson, Afghan Heroes Regional Coordinator Spain. “The person I want to thank the most is Dave from the Hire Centre in San Luis, who raided his contacts and convinced more than 20 businesses to donate.” For info email bravojax@hotmail.com or call 697 501 992.


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AFTER AND BEFORE: The garden is totally transformed. harmful fertilizers or pesticides, so it is kinder to the environment, too. Aside from that, Eazylawn is 100 per cent maintenance free, requiring no watering or mowing, so saving money on costly supplies, and making clearing up garden waste a thing of the past. This is great news for those who spend long periods away from home, who may return to find their garden exactly as they left it. Once they have taken care of the lawn, why not allow Eazylawns to work their magic on the rest of the garden? They extend a complete garden design, border creation, installation of irrigation systems and outside lighting. Gardening really is easy with Eazylawns. So dump the mower and give them a call today on 636 102 509.


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HIS year has been a great year so far vegetables in Spain all year round with the for the sale of our book ‘Growing double seasons of spring and autumn really Healthy helping. Also one does not Vegetables in Spain’. require much space to start. Many more expats, Try the following for and English speaking starters: a. A trough with a trellis Spaniards, are wishing backing for growing climbing to eat more healthily beans. and finding it difficult or b. An old plastic toy box for expensive to buy daily growing cut and come again fresh, ecological or organic vegetables. By Clodagh and Dick salad leaves. c. A builder’s plastic bucket Not only is the book Handscombe being purchased in Spain’s best known gardening for growing carrots or radishes. d. A growing table for an Spain, but also by authors who have lived and gardened in Spain for 25 years. interesting mix of salad people owning www.gardeninginspain.com vegetables. properties in other Our 100 by 60 centimetre countries along the Mediterranean. In the past weeks books experimental one is currently yielding have been despatched to Greece, Turkey tomatoes from mini plants hanging over and France. the edge, cut and come again spicy leaves, And those that purchased the book via hot peppers, basil and a celery/parsley www.gardeninginspain. com have received cross that is popular in Spain. By the way it is currently protected from and can still receive a complimentary copy of ‘Living Well from Our Mediterranean the hottest sun by a parasol. e. A one by two or three metre raised Garden’. It may be hot now, but it’s a great time bed for a greater selection and larger plants to plant up climbing and dwarf beans for like broccoli and courgettes. f. A selection of different coloured late summer and autumn eating, including lettuces in a cleared area within a flower or butter beans. Also salad seeds like radishes and shrub bed. purslane come up in days. If you have still to start please note that, (c) Clodagh and Dick Handscombe as described in the book, one can grow www.gardeninginspain.com July 2012.

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Your weekly music news with Melissa Jayne 1. Florence And The Machine – Spectrum 2. Maroon 5 – Payphone 3. Chris Brown – Don’t Wake Me Up 4. Will.I.Am – This Is Love 5. Stooshe – Black Heart 6. Flo Rida – Whistle 7. Rudimental – Feel The Love 8. Coldplay & Rihanna – Princess Of China 9. Nicki Minaj – Pound The Alarm 10. Katy Perry – Wide Awake

Official Spanish Top 10 1. Loreen – Euphoria 2. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe 3. Maroon 5 – Payphone 4. Jennifer Lopez – Dance Again 5. Cali & El Dandee – No Hay 2 Sin 3 6. Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know 7. Jose De Rico – Rayos De Sol 8. Nicki Minaj – Starships 9. Fun. – We Are Young 10. Tacabro – Tacatà

Official UK Top 10 Downloads 1. Florence + The Machine - Spectrum (Say My Name) 2. Maroon 5 - Payphone (Feat. Wiz Khalifa) 3. Stooshe - Black Heart 4. Chris Brown - Don’t Wake Me Up 5. Flo Rida - Whistle 6. Will.I.Am - This Is Love (Feat. Eva Simons) [Radio Edit] 7. Rudimental - Feel The Love 8. Conor Maynard - Vegas Girl 9. Coldplay & Rihanna - Princess Of China 10. Nicki Minaj - Pound The Alarm

Posh has ‘lost the spirit’ of Spice Girls FORMER Spice Girls member Geri Halliwell has reportedly stated that she ‘can’t imagine talking’ to bandmate Victoria Beckham after the Olympics. The girl group split over 10 years ago, although they are rumoured to be reuniting to perform at the London 2012 Olympics’ closing ceremony. According to reports, superwag Victoria has only agreed to appear at the event on condition that this will be the last time she will ever perform with her bandmates. A close friend of Geri’s revealed to UK news site MailOnline that she is furious over the statement.

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Geri is reported to have said: “After the Olympic event, I doubt I will ever be speaking to her again, let alone being on stage with her. I doubt it very much. I think Mel B was right, she’s lost the spirit of the band. It’s a shame. Now is when we have to pull together as a band, and she and Mel B can’t stand to be in the same room as each other.” However, Victoria’s spokesperson has rubbished the claims, stating that it’s all hearsay: “The Spice Girls have had some amazing invites to reunite over the years, and the Olympics is one more. But nothing has been agreed, so this is nothing more than speculation at this time.” Featureflash / Shutterstock.com

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Madonna’s daughter wants Gaga feud to end Bloc Party new album.

Vibe’s Record of the Week Bloc Party – Octopus The Bloc Party guys have returned after their hiatus in 2009 with their brand new single ‘Octopus’, taken as the lead single from their fourth upcoming studio album Four. Although the track has been labelled as ‘pure rock and roll’, it has more pop appeal than it initially lets on. ‘Octopus’ will be officially released this week.

MADONNA’S teenaged daughter Lourdes is begging her mother to end her infamous feud with queen of eccentric Lady Gaga, according to reports. Queen of pop Madonna has previously made snide comments at Lady Gaga after it emerged that she became inspired by her hits. The iconic pop star has even performed a mash-up of two of Gaga’s songs during her concert, which has apparently angered Lady Gaga. Reports now claim that Lourdes hates the animosity between the two, and has begged her mother to put things right. A source said: “It is embarrassing for her to have her mother constantly pick on Lady Gaga. Madonna is doing herself more harm than

MUSIC NEWS good, and she should know better than to lock horns with her rival. Lourdes has been apparently compared to Lady Gaga, with some even saying they could be related, and just like most girls of her age, she adores her.”

Usher’s stepson passes away RnB SINGER Usher’s stepson Kyle Glover has sadly passed away due to injuries he sustained

from a jet ski accident earlier in the month. Kyle, who was only 11 years old, was pronounced brain dead after the tragic incident, and had his life support machine switched off by doctors who claimed his condition was too severe to recover from. According to TMZ, Kyle’s mother Tameka Foster is ‘understandably devastated’ and ‘struggled enormously’ with the decision. Usher too is reported to be ‘devastated’ after hearing the news of his stepson. A source revealed: “Usher is completely torn. His marriage to Tameka didn’t work out, but he was tremendously close to Kyle. He loved him, and this is an awful tragedy.”


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to excess not only affects your health it can spill over into every other aspect of your life – damaging everything that is important to you. English-speaking AA meetings are held throughout the Costa Blanca from Valencia City to Murcia. Anyone wishing to attend a meeting or discuss a possible drinking problem contact Costa Blanca North: *648 169 045* or Costa Blanca South: *625 912 078*. All calls are treated in the strictest confidence. AA in German: 645 456 075; Spanish: 96 521 9471; Flemish: 635 047 053; and Scandinavian: 659 779 222. www.aa-costablanca.org (93323) ROUNDABOUT CHARITY SHOP. We are now into summer and very soon we will be feeling the heat! It is time therefore for another visit to the shop where you might find a bargain or two. Choose from the clothing selection, jewellery, household goods, books or bric a brac. There is usually something there for everyone —- but not always. Charitable donations have recently been made to The Alzheimers Centre, Cancer Research and The Amigos Ambulance Service. We still need your help with donations etc. Please keep them coming in! During July and August the shop will only be open Wednesday to Saturday from 09.30 until 13.00 (93325) 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) 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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THE ROYAL NAVAL ASSOCIATION, Torrevieja Branch, meet at 17.00 on the first Wednesday of each month at the Restaurante Casa Ventura, Calle Arbizu, San Luis, Torrevieja. Contact Mike Wright, Chairman 966 188 701 or Margaret Forshaw, Secretary 966 921 996. (95455)

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HELP VEGA BAJA. We help anyone, any age and any nationality. 24hr helpline. Offices based in San Miguel at Calle Lope de Vega and in Torrevieja on Rambla Juan Mateo Garcia 4. You can contact us on 966 723 733 between 10am and 1:30pm or online at www.helpvegabaja .com. For emergencies 24hr helpline 965 704 282 (95456)

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THE Volvo C30 Elecric car was awarded ‘Green Car of the Year’ at the fourth China New Energy Mobility Summit. The green award is in recognition of C30 Electric’s world-leading safety and superb performance. This represents a solid step of Volvo Car Corporation in the process of promoting new energy vehicles in China, according to Freeman Shen, Senior Vice President of Volvo Car Corporation and Chairman of China Operations. This is a result of the Volvo’s Drive-E corporate strategy which covers optimization of traditional combustion engines and development of plug-in hybrids and electric ones. "We feel honor yet responsibility to share our world-class knowhow in new energy vehicles with China, our second home market, in joint efforts from regulators, suppliers and customers,” said Shen. “We are confident to take a prominent role in China's safe and sustainable electrification development, making cars for a better life.” Meanwhile, a fleet of 15 Volvo C30 Electrics joined the Shanghai International Automotive City Group’s EV100 real road test-driving. A recruitment call was made for open test-drive projects in which qualified volunteer drivers can own and drive a Volvo C3 Electric. Through this project Volvo will be able to collect more data about the C30 Electric’s performance.

BMW group unveils London Olympic Pavilion BMW Group has unveiled their Olympic Park Pavilion, which is expected to attract a lot of visitors. It was conceived by an awardwinning British architecture firm Serie Architects. The Pavilion will showcase an exciting range of the company’s latest vehicles against the backdrop of the Olympic Stadium and Aquatics Centre. It is light and open, appearing to ‘float’ on the river as water

flows down the sides of the structure to create a constantly changing façade, whilst simultaneously accentuating its position on an elevated platform on the Waterworks River. The lower floor exhibition area is dedicated to the London 2012 Games. In an intimate cinema space a special film is shown before an opportunity to view the upper floor product displays. BMW Group was chosen by

New Audi Q3 model launched AUDI has launched its 250th model of its Quattro all-wheeldrive. The Q3 2.0 TDI Quattro 140PS is a new ‘entry level’ version of the Q3 compact SUV. It is available to order priced from £26,510 (€34,056) on the road. It is expected to account for up to 40 per cent of total Q3 sales. This new model channels the 140PS and 320Nm of torque delivered by its 2.0-litre direct injection diesel engine through a six-speed manual gearbox to the rapid-racting Quattro system. Optimised by engine start-stop and recuperation technology, the unit can return up to 49.6mpg according to the combined cycle test. This equates to CO2 output of 149g/km. This can take the Q3 from 62mph (99.78kph) from rest in 9.9 seconds and push on to a 122mph (196.34kph) top speed where conditions allow. Options include ‘steerable beam’ adaptive light technology for the xenon plus headlights, a high-beam assistant to intelligently illuminate the road ahead. The hard drive-based navigation system plus with seveninch colour screen and 3D mapping and the side assist blind spot warning and lane assist lane departure warning driver aids.Inside the deceptively roomy Q3 there is seating for up to five adults, and an accommodating load bay offering up to 1,365 litres of capacity thanks to split/folding rear seats. As usual, SE and S line specification levels are available, with the latter at a premium of £2,750 (€3,532). The Q3 is the most compact member of the Audi Q Series.


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Petanca cup pair winners By Sue Ward THEY say only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the mid day sun. Well, throw in a few other nationalities and you have the perfect recipe for a sap draining, but fun day. The mixed doubles tournament for the the Peacock Petanca Club’s summer league took place on the pistes at Restaurante El Altos de Dolores at La Mata last Saturday from 10.30am. Twenty-two teams took part and the winners were Alan Flitman and Anita Ludwig. In second place were Roland and Nicole Jacquemin. Cups, medals and wine for the winners were donated by Casa Manuel who sponsored the Summer League.

This year will be the 15th annual tournament organised in Alicante.

San Juan 7’s will be a great day of rugby By Garry Holland

(From left) Anita Ludwig, Casa Manuel, sponsor Damon Haynes and Alan Flitman.

IN less than two weeks, the Alicante beach 7’s will be at its usual place on the beach at San Juan. This year its on Saturday August 4, kicking-off at 10am through to around 9pm with a break in the middle of the day for food and drink. It is the 15th annual tournament that has been organised in Alicante

on the beach at San Juan and if the previous years are anything to go by it will be a great day’s rugby. In true rugby tradition there will be plenty of drink being sold. During the summer months Centurion Rugby Summer School is holding beach rugby training down in Guardamar in front of the restaurants, Europa 1 on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7pm.

Training starts back for ITV Orihuela RFC on Wednesday August 29 after the summer break in preparation for the second season in the Murcia league. New players are always welcome, regardless of age or skill level. For more details on rugby and for gear club shirts, see the stall at the Moncayo Market on Saturdays or call 692 767 242.


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TRIUMPH: The Torrevieja Swimming Club worked hard to win seven trophies and second team place.

Three gold trophies THE Torrevieja Swimming Club triumphed in the VIII Travesia ‘Puerto de la Torre’

from the beach at Torre de la Horadada. Twenty three of the club’s swimmers aged seven to 70 years worked hard and won seven trophies and second place in the team trophy competition. Three gold trophies were won by Yuriy Lymar in the boys Absolute category 19 to 26 years, Raul Tereba in the male Masters II

category, 47 years and older and Beth Altabas in the female Masters II category, aged 52. Altabas also won a prize for the oldest competitor. Two silver trophies were won by Vicki Connolly in the female masters I category, 32 to 51 years and Paula Garcia in the girls Benjamin race 10 and 11 years.

Two bronze trophies were won by Amy Connolly in the 200m pre-Benjamin race for girls aged eight and younger and Emma Cagigao in the 1,500m girl’s junior category, 15 and 16 years. Seventeen clubs and 429 swimmers participated throughout the event. info@clubnataciontorreviej a.com.

IT was a great turnout at San Javier GS’ monthly Individual Stableford at Saurines de La Torre golf course near Rodan. Glen Macrae came top in Division One with 43 points. Alex Mclennan came second on 42 points and third was Roy Herbert who scored 40 points. New member Geoff Elsom won Division Two with 40 points and in Division Three John Collins won with 35 points. Meanwhile, after four qualifying rounds Roy Herbert is ‘Player of the Year 2012-2013’. The next Society's game is an Individual Stableford on Monday August 6 at Roda Golf, 10am first tee. Payday is Saturday August 4 at Roda Golf, 11am-12pm.

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