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ISSUE NO. 1417

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Taxing times!

Prices up across board as VAT rises EXTRA VAT woe will face millions throughout Spain from this weekend. From Saturday, prices across the board will rise with the standard rate of IVA - Spanish equivalent of VAT - increasing from 18 to 21 per cent. And certain items - including cinema and discotheque visits, health products, plus funeral and cleaning services - will soar 13 per cent as from September 1 they will be categorised into a different VAT rating as the government battles to put more money into the national coffers. Many in business fear that the planned VAT increases will encourage the more unscrupulous to round-up prices, bringing further hardship to families struggling to survive the ongoing economic problems. • No escape - Page 4

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Beach event A BEACH clean-up has been organised for September 29 in Mojacar by SurfRider Foundation Europe, in an attempt to raise environmental awareness.

Political outrage ANDALUCIAN Government delegate Carmen Crespo said she was outraged at the SAT union grocery store grabs, saying they ‘discredited the citizens of Andalucia’ at a recent Press conference in Adra.

Hashy smell IN ACTION: Fire plane dousing the flames in Bedar.

Hundreds evacuated as fire rages for 24 hours By Nicole Hallett TWO or more fires broke out near Bedar village, prompting officials to evacuate the area. Around 2,000 firefighters, volunteers and a military emergency response team fought the flames for more than 24 hours, from when the fire started on Saturday morning until Sunday afternoon.

Spectrum FM kept expats up-to-date with a live show, during which it was revealed by the Environment Ministry that the fires were believed to have been started intentionally. Numerous tales were told of the night’s activities, including how the community pulled together, the bravery of fire crews, as well as lost pets being reunited with their owners following the blaze. • Full story: Bedar blaze – Page 6

ONE HUNDRED marihuana plants were confiscated at a country house in HuercalOvera, and two men arrested when police officers noticed the strong smell the illegal crops were giving off.

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In and Around Albox 60-61

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Foreign species to blame for Mojacar coast invasion AN exotic invasive species of coral has been found by researchers in Torre del Pirulico, Mojacar. The High Scientific Investigation Council discovered the species called Oculina patagonica, which covers 55 per cent of the surface area studied. Many believe the invasion is due to the local species, Cladocora caespitose, dying out because of global warming, which also seems to favour the invasive Oculina patagonica. This type of coral had been found in the past in man-made sea areas including ports and marinas; however, this is the first time a well-protected

Airport connections THE ALSA bus line has begun a new service connecting Motril, Almuñecar, Salobreña, Nerja, Torroz, Caleta de Velez and Torre del Mar with Malaga Airport.

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CORAL INVASION: First-time find in a protected natural area. natural area has been found to be affected. Marine biologists are worried

about the effects this may have on the Mediterranean food chain.

45 years in jail for hashish smugglers THE Supreme Court has confirmed a sentence of 45 years for a gang of eight people convicted

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of smuggling 3.3 tons of hashish into Garrucha Port. The crimes against

public health, which were committed in November 2009, also earned seven of the

accused two €9.8 million fines, while the eighth will have to pay €5 million.

TWO men were arrested in Vicar for allegedly working as physiotherapists without the necessary qualifications after two patients complained about the treatment they had received.

Tourism pact EL EJIDO Town Hall and German tour operator Indigo DMC Group have signed an agreement to promote local tourism in the German market.

Occupancy up INTERNATIONAL tourism has increased in Almerimar this year, with a rise in British, French and German visitors; increasing hotel occupancy numbers by 12 per cent, according to local hotel sources.

Tax boost THE property tax revision in Adra, due to come into effect in January, is expected to earn the Treasury up to €300,000 more per year, say town hall representatives.

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JESUS ZAPATA RUEDA has been named as the new parish priest of Mojacar, coinciding with the town’s celebrations in honour of its patron saint San Agustin.

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El Ejido urged to dump pool company LEFT-WING political party Izquierda Unida (IU) has asked El Ejido Town Hall to sever its ties with the town’s pool concessionaire, Sport Assistance Andalucia SL. The company, which is in charge of managing the municipal swimming pools in El Ejido, Mojacar and Vera, was fined €18,502 by El Ejido Town Hall in 2011 for not honouring several clauses in their

contract. According to Serafin Pedrosa, spokesperson for IU’s Almeria branch, Sport Assistance Andalucia SL has been ‘massacring’ its workers. He said the labour rights of its employees were not being respected and the company is not being clear about its financial situation. Pedrosa recently stated that the company had made two wage reductions in the past couple of years, allegedly to

save jobs, although now the company has “created a layoff plan that will dismiss many people and further reduce the salaries of up to 25 per cent more” and that the workers were being coerced into accepting the terms “or they will not be paid their wages due from July.” Pedrosa added that the company is also doing a poor job in maintaining the sports centre’s facilities.

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BACARES has celebrated its sixth ‘Filabres mountain range night trail from hell’, which is a 60-kilometre uphill bicycle route that rallied 47 bikers.

Water Wi-Fi VERA’S water park has recently added free Wi-Fi to its services, which is used by thrill-seekers to share their experiences at the park on social networks.

Religious tourism MORE than a thousand people are expected to attend the traditional ‘Virgen del Saliente de Albox’ and ‘Santo Cristo del Bosque de Bacares’ processions in Almanzora Valley this September.

THE provincial government ‘only covers 8 per cent of the €500,000 per year expenses for the Albox-based Almanzora fire station’ revealed Albox Deputy Mayor, Rogelio Mena.

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IN SPAIN: The Blairs, Cleggs and Camerons (clockwise from top left) and their chosen destinations.

Forget politics, it’s holiday time

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PAIN may not see eye to eye with Britain politically over the sovereignty of Gibraltar. But this does not put off Britain’s bestknown politicians from choosing Spain as the ideal for sunshine breaks away from the pressures of work for summer holidays. Returning to the UK in recent days with work once more beckoning, British Prime Minister David Cameron, wife Samantha and their children looked relaxed after a break in Mallorca. Meanwhile, his coalition partner and

deputy Nick Clegg took a family holiday with his Spanish-born lawyer wife Miriam in Valladolid, an historic university city in north central Spain. And former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and family holidayed at a friend’s home in Benahavis, near Marbella. The now jet-setting ex-politician was seen out and about dining in Marbella and after becoming a Catholic during his time as a Downing Street resident also attending mass with wife Cheri in nearby San Pedro during his Spanish break.

TWO young men were arrested in Almeria for allegedly stealing €90,000 from three people at knife-point. Both have been arrested in the past for similar offences.

Audit result PULPI TOWN HALL is to publicise the results of the recent administration audit in September.

Mineral bid A LEAD and fluorite investigation project by Aridos Casa SL in Lucainena and Nijar has been accepted by the Junta de Andalucia.

Waiting lists getting longer

VAT hits families

Police assault

SURGERY waiting lists are getting longer this year in Almeria. Healthcare statistics have revealed that after several years of decreasing waiting periods, patients who have been been recommended for surgical procedures in Almerian hospitals are waiting from one to three days more than in 2011. The self-imposed maximum limit is 120 days, and the highest average number of days patients have to wait is at Torrecardenas Hospital, and it is well below the limit, where people needing operations have to wait 56 days. Other medical services including programmed diagnostic procedures and outpatient clinic waiting lists have also increased this year.

FAMILIES in Almeria will pay approximately €465 more per year due to the VAT increase. The Treasury Ministry union has estimated this amount for the average family in Almeria, given that most of the services and products not considered ‘basic necessities’ will go up to 21 per cent.

TWO men were arrested for attacking two police officers while they were being detained for the alleged theft of four vehicles in Las Norias de Daza, El Ejido.

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BADMINTON, golf and basketball competitions have taken place in Almeria as a part of this year’s feria festivities.

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PRODUCE sales accounted for 32 per cent of Andalucia’s exports from January to April 2012, with Almeria the leading province in the area, having earned €946 million this year.

GREEN BEAN exports from Almeria have risen 23 per cent as of June, reported the regional Agriculture, Fishing and Environment Minister Jose Manuel Ortiz.

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‘BRETON is a cold, distant, inaccessible person, impassive and imperturbable, but he always knows what he is doing, what he is saying, and with clear awareness of what is right and what is wrong.’

Jose Cabrera, forensic psychiatrist on mental state of the father of Ruth and Jose Breton, the two children who were reported missing in Cordoba in October, 2011.

Number of the week

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is the estimated price for a litre of petrol once the VAT increase hits the pumps on Saturday. EC statistics show fuel taxes have grown to 47 per cent for gasoline and 42 per cent for diesel; however, Spanish prices are 8 and 6 per cent respectively below the EU average.

and finally... THE multinational British-Dutch company, Unilever, has reportedly created a plan to adapt its brands, which include Knorr, Lipton, Rexona and Pond’s, to an ‘impoverished Europe,’ with strategies that will use cheaper formulas and smaller packages to reactivate sales.


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NO ESCAPE! VAT rises to hit everyone NO household - expatriate or Spanish - will escape an increase in spending following this Saturday’s IVA/VAT rises. Whether simply buying an item of clothing, having a cigarette or selecting a CD, from September 1 it will cost more. While many families have - when budgets have allowed - tried stocking up in advance on some items to help ease the VAT charges, with daily incidentals, including making phone calls and having a beer or wine facing increases, life is about to get a whole lot more costly across the board. The standard rate of VAT in Spain is 18 per cent at present, but from Saturday this rises to 21 per cent on many things including alcoholic drinks, tobacco, television and radio services, clothes, phone calls, animals used in bullfighting,

agricultural machinery and overthe-counter pregnancy tests. Also rising to 10 per cent VAT from Saturday will be items at present in the reduced 8 per cent rating, including: • Foodstuffs in general (with the exception of some basics in the 4 per cent band • Soft drinks • Animals destined for human consumption or breeding • Health and social services, plus dental work • Imported artworks and antiques • Motorway tolls • Taxi fares • Rubbish collections. Odd items will be removed from the reduced 8 per cent rate and moved to the standard 21 per cent VAT rate from Saturday, meaning there will be a massive 13 per cent price increase in visits to the

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Cinema visits. cinema and to discotheques, and it will also cost 13 per cent more to die, with funeral service costs now moved to the standard VAT rate. Only items identified to remain in the 4 per cent category rate will NOT go up in price, including: • Basic foodstuffs like bread, eggs, cheese, milk, beans, fruit and vegetables • Books, magazines and newspapers

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Phone calls. • School items (but not electronic purchases) • Medicines • Vehicles and transport for the disabled and part-handicapped including wheelchairs • Prosthesis and implants. At present new property falls within the 4 per cent VAT category, and this will continue until the end of the year, but will increase to 10 per cent from January, 2013. Many tourists visiting Spain during September have offset the planned increases in car hire, excursions, accommodation and airport transfers by paying in advance, with a number of websites helping them achieve such savings. But when they arrive from Saturday onwards and go to relax over a cooling beer, wine or even a soft drink, then they should prepare to pay more than they would have done had they visited in August!

BRITISH drivers ogling pedestrians are at fault for nearly one million crashes per year, revealed a 2,142 driver survey carried out by Direct Line.

Bypass rise THE number of gastric bypass operations has risen from 858 to 5,407 in six years, despite Health Department efforts to promote healthier lifestyles among Britain’s increasingly overweight population.

Appeal denied THE two men sentenced to life in prison for the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence in London in 1993 were denied their first bid to appeal their convictions at the Court of Appeal.


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Bedar blaze A fire plane collects water from in front of the breakwater at Garrucha as beach-goers look on.

By Nicole Hallett HUNDREDS of people were evacuated from their homes in Bedar village following a devastating fire which broke out on Saturday morning on a pine tree covered hillside. Firefighters and a military emergency response team were still working to extinguish the blaze on Sunday with residents only allowed back to their homes that afternoon. It seems the fire started just above El Pinar, travelled up the valley towards Serena and over the mountain towards Campico, which had to be evacuated. Richard Shanley of Spectrum FM presented a live show to keep people in the area updated on the situation. At around 3.30pm Shanley was alerted to another fire in Vera/Antas. His heart ‘sank’ as he reported that two or more fires like this could mean arson. The station was the first media to report this breaking news:

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Ikea town to be built THE Ikea group is planning to build a neighbourhood in Hamburg, which will have hotels, offices, restaurants and ecofriendly transportation.

A member of the fire brigade wets down the smoking area to stop the flames reigniting in Pueblo Laguna, Vera. “An unfortunate accident to start a fire is one thing but for them to have been started deliberately is infinitely worse.” The arson theory was borne out by a Press statement at 8.30pm by Provincial Deputy for the Ministry of the Environment Jose Manual Ortiz. Shanley’s wife Jessica was manning the studio phones, and remarked: “The messages of support and help were truly humbling. Offers of accommodation for people evacuated were coming in thick and fast. It is amazing how communities come together in times of adversity.” British expat Margaret Haines and her husband were among the expatriates evacuated. “Police came to our door telling us to ‘get out now’. I quickly put my cats in the car, grabbed a bag and we drove off,” said Mrs Baines. Instead of going to the shelter at Los Gallardos Sports Centre, they stayed

in a nearby car park watching the firefighters working all night. “I cannot praise their efforts enough. At one point two large villas were in danger of being engulfed by the flames. They fought hard to save them,” said Mrs Haines. When they returned home at 3pm on Sunday their home was unaffected, although others in the village were not so lucky. There were stories of pets lost in the fire being reunited with their owners. A Spanish hunting dog, Tillie, belonging to Tony and Julie Justice who had been in Albox and were unable to get back home, had escaped when a friend tried to put her in a car. “We were so worried about her, but Tillie was waiting for us in the garden the next day,” said Mrs Justice, who added: “A friend of ours has a German Shepherd who ran the six kilometres from the village to Las Gallardos, but luckily was found.”

Draft law A RABBI in Hof, Bavaria has been reported by a local doctor for allegedly circumcising baby boys; however, the Justice Ministry is expected to draft a law to allow this practice for religious reasons.

Brothel bill A GUNMAN injured three security men at brothel Artemis in Berlin, during an argument over the bill for the prostitution services he had received.

Explosion risk A MAN in Bad Kreuznach was sent to prison for hoarding 40 kilos of unstable explosives and dozens of other weapons, which had to be removed by a robot due to the possibility of it spontaneously exploding.


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LOCAL BUSINESS: Small traders won’t pass on IVA.

Businesses prefer to pay VAT rise to losing clients establishments. For this reason, local businesses have also been purchasing this year’s stock early to

avoid paying more later. The VAT increase will affect some businesses more than others.

LONG WAIT: Plaza finally completed after five years.

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THE mayor of Mojacar, Rosa Maria Cano recently inaugurated the town’s new plaza Arbollon-Fronton. The project has required five years of construction work to erect the plaza and the 38-space car park below. According to the town hall’s architect, Rodrigo Simon, the modifications took longer due to the location of the plaza, which is in a myriad of small and winding streets, making it impossible for large trucks to get through. The project had the added problem of being very close to the church, which many thought could have been affected by the drilling.

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El Pais, Spain’s leading newspaper selling more than 360,000 copies a day, spotlighted Euro Weekly News and the publishers Michel and Steven Euesden in a feature in the national

section of its best-selling Sunday edition. Here are extracts from the John Carlin interview which also appeared on the Madrid-based publication’s internationally-read website.

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EOPLE earning a living from newspapers live with the absurd knowledge that the more readers they have, frequently the less they earn. Discovering a newspaper that earns money in the Western World is, it seems, harder than finding an admired politician in Spain. But without intending to, I found one on the industrial estate in Benalmádena on the Costa del Sol. Distributed free, written in English and published weekly, since 2007 while the remainder of Europe has plunged into economic crisis, the Euro Weekly News (EWN) has increased pagination from 64 to 120 (in Costa del Sol). Income - entirely from advertising - has risen and while five years ago EWN published four separate editions each week, it now produces six (with a total pagination of approximately 450). EWN owners Michel and Steven Euesden, aged 50 and 52 respectively, are proud of their working-class backgrounds with Michel’s undiluted energy and Steven’s mature and more reserved approach. Michel - blonde, slim, high heels and with the longest nails in the world (painted blue and white) - involves herself mainly in daily management, administration and editorial. Steven takes care of the advertising and the sales teams. What is the secret of their undisputed success? “Passion and energy,” says Michel. “We work seven days a week.” Anything more? “We are permanently in touch

We are permanently in touch with clients and we know how to adapt to what the market wants.’

Steven and Michel. with clients and we know how to adapt to what the market wants.” They produce ‘tapas’ journalism with few long stories ‘unlike Spanish newspapers’, and articles on a wide range of topics from bank scams to foreign pensioners, jellyfish beach invasions to new restaurant openings. There is financial advice and the latest on the Spanish royal family, plus recipes for slimming

or advice on spicing up life. In addition to plenty of news and features, there is also wideranging advertising. “When our competitors were paying dividends during the boom years, we were investing. Today practically all of them have gone.” Is there a lesson here, not just for other newspapers but for the rest of the business community? Diego Spadoni, an Italian who has lived in Spain for 20 years

and owns the Sol y Miel Hotel near the EWN headquarters, says so. This year he has lowered prices, turnover is down and clients are not staying for as long, but even so he expects this month (August) to show 90 per cent occupation. “The great present need is to be more professional, have more initiative and connect better with clients. You have to work longer hours and watch costs,” he said.

“People who don’t know what to do, open a bar. A Spanish classic,” says Spadoni. Super-professional Dani Garcia agrees that opening a bar is no longer a good idea. “The sector is saturated,” says the Marbella restaurateur whose establishment - Calima - has two Michelin stars. He has succeeded because he describes Marbella as ‘a protected bubble’, with a flow of rich, foreign clients compensating for the fall in national tourism. Additionally, Garcia emphasises the importance of attention to detail, as ongoing plans will see him open a New York restaurant in November. But for every winner there is a loser. Some four-star hotels in Benalmádena are offering rooms for €20, less than half of the price Spadoni charges at the two-star Sol y Miel. Tourism is supposedly buoyant in Spain and has increased since last year. “If the least affected sector in Spain is the way it is now, what must the rest be like?” Spadoni asks. So what about publishing, where lay-offs are frequent nowadays and the outlook appears grim? Strangely, the greatest problem for the audacious Euesdens is the lack of first-class staff. “They must speak English, naturally, as well as Spanish. We are desperately looking not just for journalists and salespeople but also bloggers and people with computer expertise,” says Michel. “Help us to find them. Please!”


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Get ready for the NEW Premiership Season & The Ryder Cup COUNTRY & WESTERN: ‘Carrie’s Dusty Boots’ at Santapetar.

F.A.C.E. benefits from charity night

By Richard B. Tolman. IN the somewhat remote village of Santapetar, between Huercal Overa and Taberno, El Molino Bar and Restaurant owner, Jane Lowdon, organised a special charity night. It was in aid of Fundraising in Arboleas, Caring for Everyone (F.A.C.E.). With a Country & Western theme, Kris Kelly supported by ‘Carrie’s Dusty Boots’ provided the evening’s

entertainment. A raffle was held, which was for prizes donated by the bar, to which the small, but enthusiastic audience contributed €67. In addition, the hire of books and videos had also raised another €40. F.A.C.E. would like to thank Jane and the rest of the staff at El Molino Bar and Restaurant for making such an effort in making the evening into the success it undoubtedly was. For further information please ring 950 439 003.


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www.euroweeklynews.com DOCTOR WHO will return to BBC One on Saturday, September 1 at 8.20pm (CET). ‘Asylum of the Daleks’ will be followed by ‘Dinosaurs on a Spaceship’, ‘A Town Called Mercy’, ‘The Power of Three’ and ‘The Angels Take Manhattan’. The series premiere was first shown at London’s BFI Southbank at a screening on August 14. Stars Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill were in attendance for a Q&A, along with show runner Steven Moffat and executive producer Caroline Skinner. The new episode, which sees the first full appearance of the legendary Daleks since series five finale ‘The Big Bang’, was also screened at the MediaGuardian Edinburgh International Television Festival on August 23-25 before its first airing on BBC One. Next year sees the 50th anniversary of the long-running sci-fi, with rumours that an episode featuring multiple doctors from the show’s history is being planned to celebrate. Smith has expressed his desire for Christopher Eccleston to return to the show, while David Tennant has said he’ll “always be able to return”. A new satellite television channel is to capitalise on the buzz following London’s successful Olympics by showing

‘Doctor Who’ series seven start date is revealed DISHING THE DIRT

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STARS: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill attended the recent screening in London. minority sports featured at the Games. London Legacy will launch as a 24-hour-a-day network in November, broadcasting sports such as athletics, cycling, judo and wrestling. The channel has been created by Yorkshire-based TV company Highflyer, the former producers of Channel 4’s horse racing coverage before the contract was handed to IMG. It will initially only be available to Sky customers, but Highflyer hopes to bring the channel to other TV platforms in future.

Highflyer chairman John Fairley said that it was an “enormous opportunity” to tap into the success of London 2012, which was watched by more than 50m people in the UK for at least 15 minutes over the two-week run. Team GB’s best haul of medals since 1908 has also led to a huge spike of interest in athletics and Olympic disciplines from people in Britain. However, Fairley believes most Olympic sports “just don’t get enough coverage” on television.

He explained many minority sports have a “very high” number of participants, such as 40,000 in the UK for judo, but no broadcaster to back them. “The amount of athletics on the main channels has been very small, especially when you think of all the disciplines within athletics, but the Games has changed all that,” he said. Highflyer is understood to have paid around £5m to secure the rights to various competitions to enable the channel to launch.

Channel 4 boss Jay Hunt has confirmed that the controversial Drugs: Live project will air this autumn. The long-awaited TV show will feature celebrities and ordinary people testing illegal substances, and is intended to launch a discussion on the impact of drugs on individuals. “Half a million people a year are quite regularly taking ecstasy,” said Hunt at the Edinburgh TV Festival. “We’re having an intelligent conversation about the impact of that. “It will air this autumn and it’s been quite a journey getting there.” The C4 controller confirmed the show would involve Keith Allen and members of the public, such as a female vicar, taking MDMA. “It will be a weird and eclectic bunch of people,” she said. Hunt also revealed much of the show would have to be pre-recorded. Richard Shanley 950 615 142 / 678 332 815 Facebook : Spectrum FM Costa Almeria / www.costaalmeria.spectrumfm.net / spectrumfmmojacar@live.co.uk New 90.8FM in Costa Almeria.


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4.00pm - midnight 4:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories from the BBC News team, followed by weather. 4:05pm I Want My Own Room 4:35pm Splatalot Gameshow filled with medieval, messy madness. 5:00pm Shaun the Sheep Children's animation. 5:10pm Wingin' It 5:30pm Roy 6:00pm Newsround Topical news magazine for children. 6:15pm Pointless 7:00pm BBC News at Six 7:30pm BBC London News 8:00pm The One Show 8:30pm EastEnders 9:00pm Waterloo Road 10:00pm Good Cop 11:00pm BBC News at Ten The latest national and international news, with reports from BBC correspondents worldwide. 11:25pm BBC London News 11:35pm Neighbourhood Watched

12:20am The League Cup Show 1:20am Holiday Weatherview Detailed weather forecast. 1:25am Countryfile 2:25am June Brown: Respect Your Elders 3:15am Doorstep Crime 999 3:45am Real Rescues 4:30am BBC News

BBC3 8:00am Programmes Start Again at 7pm 8:00pm The World's Strictest Parents 9:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 10:00pm Russell Kane 11:00pm Wilfred 11:20pm Great Movie Mistakes 2: The Sequel 11:30pm EastEnders 12:00am Family Guy 12:45am American Dad! 1:30am Russell Kane 2:30am Wilfred 2:50am Don't Tell the Bride 3:50am The World's Strictest Parents 4:50am Snog, Marry, Avoid? 5:20am Bad Education

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5:05am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast 10:15am Heir Hunters 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 12:00pm Saints and Scroungers 12:30pm Animal 24:7 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm BBC News at One 2:30pm BBC London News 2:45pm Doctors An ex-convict tries to shake off his past with disastrous consequences. 3:15pm Escape to the Country Series in which prospective buyers are helped to find their dream home in the country.

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4:00pm Real Rescues 4:45pm The Hairy Bikers' Food Tour of Britain 5:30pm Flog It! 6:15pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Celebrity MasterChef 8:00pm Athletics 10:00pm Iceland Erupts: A Volcano Live Special 11:00pm The Boss is Back 11:30pm Newsnight In-depth investigation and analysis of the stories behind the day's headlines with Gavin Esler.

12:20am The Rob Brydon Show 12:50am James May's Things You Need to Know... 1:20am The Culture Show at the Edinburgh Festival 1:50am BBC News 5:30am Pages from Ceefax

BBC4 8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm BBC Proms 10:20pm Pugin: God's Own Architect 11:20pm Modern Times 12:35am Only Connect 1:05am The History of Safari with Richard E. Grant 2:35am Pugin: God's Own Architect 3:35am Modern Times

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5:10am Deal or No Deal 6:05am Make Do and Mend 6:30am Quick Bakes with Eric Lanlard 6:55am Sali Mali 7:00am The Treacle People 7:10am The Hoobs 7:35am Freshly Squeezed 8:00am Paralympic Games Breakfast Show 10:15am Paralympic Games 2012 1:00pm Channel 4 News 1:05pm Paralympic Games 2012 2:00pm Paralympic Games 2012

6:10am Wildlife SOS 6:35am Wildlife SOS 7:00am Thomas and Friends 7:10am The Wotwots! 7:20am City of Friends 7:30am Jelly Jamm 7:45am Peppa Pig 7:50am Big School 8:00am Little Princess 8:10am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 8:20am The Mr Men Show 8:35am Thomas and Friends 8:45am Make Way for Noddy 9:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 9:15am Peppa Pig 9:30am Roary the Racing Car 9:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00am Abby's Flying Fairy School 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm Ultimate Police Interceptors 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Celebrity Big Brother 2:15pm Pawn Stars 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

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4:15pm McBride: It's Murder, Madam 6:00pm 5 News at 5 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Andy Bates' Street Feasts 7:30pm 5 News 8:00pm Stansted: The Inside Story 9:00pm Revealed 10:00pm The Hotel Inspector 11:00pm Celebrity Big Brother

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4:00pm Secret Dealers 5:00pm Midsomer Murders 6:00pm Don't Blow the Inheritance 7:00pm London Tonight 7:30pm ITV News and Weather 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Tonight 9:00pm Emmerdale Paddy and Marlon realise BBC3 their friendship is over. 9:30pm Coronation Street Family Guy Tyrone burns his bridges with Tommy and Tina. Ryan's 12:00am behaviour spirals out of control. 10:00pm Britain by Night 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:35pm The Jonathan Ross Show

12:35am Poms in Paradise 1:05am Jackpot247 3:35am Tonight 4:00am ITV Nightscreen 5:35am The Jeremy Kyle Show

12:15am The Odyssey 12:50am A Running Jump 1:35am Ben Rushgrove 2:30am Embarrassing Bodies 3:25am Brief Encounters of the Sporting Mind 3:35am Apocalypse: The Second World War

12:00am Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side 1:00am Super Casino 4:55am HouseBusters 5:20am House Doctor 5:45am Michaela's Wild Challenge

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9:05am Taxi 10:50am Bridesmaids 1:00pm The Dilemma 3:00pm Taxi

4:00pm Modern Family 4:30pm The Middle 5:00pm Modern Family 5:30pm The Middle 6:00pm A League of Their Own 6:30pm Futurama 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Futurama 9:00pm Sinbad 10:00pm An Idiot Abroad

4:45pm Transformers: Dark of the Moon Special 5:15pm Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason 7:10pm Father of the Bride 9:00pm Bridesmaids 11:10pm The Dilemma 1:10am Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

SKY MOVIES DRAMA 9:05am Justin Timberlake 9:35am Chalet Girl 11:15am The Bodyguard 1:30pm No Strings Attached 3:25pm Mask

5:30pm Beastly 7:00pm Sweet Home Alabama 9:00pm The Bodyguard 11:15pm No Strings Attached 1:15am 8 Mile 3:15am 40 Days and 40 Nights 5:00am Cowboys and Aliens 35mm Special

SKY MOVIES ACTION 7:00am The Top Ten Show 2012 7:20am Fortress 9:05am Total Recall: Special 9:25am Gone in 60 Seconds 11:30am Crimson Tide 1:35pm The Other Guys 3:35pm Van Helsing 5:55pm Ironclad 8:00pm Gone in 60 Seconds 10:00pm The Other Guys 11:50pm Skyline 1:30am Ironclad 3:35am The 13th Warrior

TCM 8:10am Gunsmoke 9:15am Maverick 10:15am Casablanca 12:10pm Gunsight Ridge 1:45pm Gunsmoke 2:50pm Maverick

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Spanish Hidalgos and the dishonour of manual labour H

IDALGO is a contraction of the Spanish ‘hijo-de-algo’ or ‘son of something’. While the other titles of Spanish nobility such as king, prince, duchess etc. clearly suggest something royal and aristocratic, such is not the case with the title Hidalgo. The ‘son of something’ implies something vague and undetermined. Not an heir, nor of royal blood, not necessarily the son of a military leader, the title Hidalgo is one of ambiguity. The Spanish Hidalgos of the 17th and 18th centuries claimed, or sometimes self-appointed themselves, to be descendants of past gentry. They had no land, no fiefdom, were often poor and penniless yet claimed a distinction as being something other than a mere commoner. Implicit within the Hidalgo ideal was a deeply ingrained, almost congenital, aversion to manual labour. People who worked with their hands were shunned and considered ‘vile and mechanical.’ Physical labour, even skilled craftsmanship was off limits and dishonourable to Hidalgos. Some historians have argued that the Hidalgo mentality goes a long way in explaining why Spain did not progress as did other nations of Europe. They claim aversion to manual labour has been a purely Spanish characteristic that has slowed its development. This theme is touched upon by Cervantes and his epic Don Quixote. The protagonist, Don Quixote, is the quintessential Hidalgo; noble, yet landless, distasteful of any labour and forever inclined to examine the contemplative side of life. Quixote’s behaviour is considered by many to be emblematic of Spain’s society of rigid social classification. Likewise many historians have portrayed 17th century Spain as debauched by wealth and luxury with vast numbers of workers and nobility idle because they

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Jack Gaioni Consider This US citizen Jack is spending the first years of his retirement in Almeria. His articles have been published in Spain and the US.

considered labour contemptible. But is this notion of Hidalgos and their distain for labour necessarily a Spanish trait? Have other cultures experienced this phenomenon? Is the Hidalgo mentality a marker of the Spanish national character or is it a more universal reflection of human nature? Consider… The 5th century B.C. philosopher, Confucius, had much to say about nobility and the work ethic. The main basis of Confucius’ teachings was that man should not be idle but be active in seeking knowledge while continually striving to become a better person. Confucius argued for the revolutionary idea of replacing ‘nobility of blood’ with ‘nobility of merit.’ A virtuous person who cultivates his life through effort can and should be considered a ‘gentleman’ while the shameless, idle son of a king is only a ‘small man’. The works of Confucius may have been some of the first to articulate that alternatives to blood nobility and elitism can and do exist. Individuals with intelligence, credentials, physical talents and education who, when combined with effort, are mankind’s ‘natural nobility.’ The

HIDALGO: Claimed to descend from past gentry. CONFUCIUS: Nobility of merit instead of blood. concept of an idle, self-proclaimed elitist such as a Hidalgo would be anathema to Confucius. An autocratic leader, who rules through elitism, claims Confucius, ‘need not be obeyed.’ Ibn Khaldun (1332-1406) is often regarded by Western historians as one of the most respected thinkers ever to come out of the Islamic world. (Interestingly, he spent many of his formative years in Granada). He is considered to be the father of modern social sciences and cultural history. His ‘magnum-opus’ or his masterpiece, The Muqaddimah (Introduction to History), is concerned with theories of social change. Khaldun believed the rise of thriving vigorous societies is cyclical in nature. First

generational leadership is characterised by fortitude, bravery, enterprise, individuality and discipline. Second generational leadership has a personal relationship with the generation before ‘which created glory’ but has learned these life lessons through study rather than by practical application. Third and fourth generations inevitably lose those qualities that began the original edifice of glory. This generation of nobility imagines that leadership was built not through individual effort but by the mere fact of their inheritance. A state characterised by a sedentary population, drained of vigour and exhausted energy is indicative of a society susceptible to decline. It leaves itself open to a more dynamic leadership who values the dignity of labour.

Confucius and Ibn Khaldun have both recognised that many societies have produced the Hidalgo mentality and the elitism towards labour and effort associated with it. My guess is they would see the Hidalgo phenomenum as something universal rather than Spanish specific. The historical notion that the Spanish have had a long tradition of doing practically anything rather than besmirch their honour by working with their hands is misguided. Perhaps it’s the widespread popularity of Don Quixote, or the vast corpus of literature overstating Spain’s Hidalgo legacy that perpetuates this observation. Entitlements, motivation, effort, passion, indifference etc are, it seems, more reflective of a broader human condition rather than any specific Spanish national characteristic.

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Stat of week ENERGY consumption since last year by Spanish businesses has dropped 4 per cent; the industrial sector by 6.6 per cent and the service sector by 1.4 per cent.

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Extra help for 200,000 €450 grant ongoing, but with strings attached THE government’s about-turn decision to continue payment of a subsidy to jobless people who have run out of dole credit has provided six months of new hope for an estimated 200,000. With payments originally due to end on August 15, the government has now approved an extension until February. Additionally the ‘Plan Prepara’ grant payment has been increased by €50 to €450 for people with at

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Petrol hits €1.51 litre THE cost of a litre of 95 octane petrol has reached a record €1.511, and diesel €1.42, according to an EU Petrol Report. Prices vary in different regions and filling stations, with the litre price recorded as a national average.

least two other family members in their charge. Several labour unions are sceptical and warned that people will have to be careful with the ‘fine print’. People receiving the ‘Plan Prepara’ grant have to take training courses as part of a scheme initially introduced by the Zapatero government in February 2011, with an initial six-month duration. The latest extension is the third to be put into place.

Getting tough on sharp sales THE government has stepped in to halt what many feel was ‘sharp selling’ by many banks. Buyers of preferred bank shares will now have to know exactly what they are investing in. And they will need to personally sign a consent form before purchasing. In some cases there must be a minimum investment of €100,000, Economy Minister Luis de Guindos has stated. Tempted by high dividends and led by some banks to believe they were making a deposit, not an

Flirty way to get a good deal IN tough economic times, flirty women are more likely to get a good deal than men. Women who act ‘flirtatiously’ when out shopping, or negotiating for major purchases including a car, are more likely to get a substantial discount than males, a study in both the UK and America shows. It is thought a combination of flirting and friendliness may help women disarm male salespeople in sales negotiations. Laura Kray of the University of California, Berkeley in the US, said that flirty women can often be seen to ‘convey assertiveness and power’.

investment, more than one million bank customers saw savings trapped after buying into unredeemable shares. De Guindos described the shares as a ‘sophisticated product’, but many who invested originally discovered too late that they could get their money back only by reselling on the secondary market. Many invested in banks subsequently nationalised by the Spanish government and found their chances of breaking even, let alone making a profit, were nil. The latest legislation introduced last Friday will prevent situations like those of recent years, De Guindos added. Meanwhile, banks with clients wanting to recover money ploughed into preferred shares are offering to exchange them for ordinary shares or other products. With time, this may enable them to recoup their original investments. But this course is not open to nationalised groups including Bankia, Novagalicia and Catalunya Caixa, as the European Commission is insisting that restructuring must be financed by creditors, including preference shareholders.

JOBLESS: Payment extended to those out of dole credit.


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Biggest problem is the community president

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We have a problem with the president of our community, who takes a fee for doing the job but fails to carry out some duties despite several requests. One duty is maintaining the street lights, two of which have been out of order for some time. Recently a group of noisy youths identified the area as a good place to congregate. We have repeatedly requested our president to You and the make the defective lights operational again, but Law in Spain have been ignored. By David Searl It seems that at the last Annual General Meeting (AGM) the matter was raised but the lights remain dark. What action can we take to ensure that the president carries out duties for which she receives a fee from the community? P D (Costa Blanca)

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Plastic payments keep home-life ticking ALMOST half of British households continue to depend on credit cards to pay their rising utility bills, a recent survey has shown.

£££ HALF of Britain’s employees spend an average of £367 (€458) of their own money each year on work-related expenses, with only 45 per cent claiming expenses back, revealed a Capital One study.

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history and enough equity may halve their monthly payments, according to Adrian Anderson of Anderson Harris.

£££ APPROXIMATELY 39 in every 10,000 mortgage applicants lied about their finances from April to July, representing a 23 per cent yearly rise, a study shows.

£££ THE campaign group, ‘Save our Savers’ has asked the government to abolish taxation of British saving accounts to boost returns for millions.

£££ APPROXIMATELY 130,000 people receive £7 (€8.75) or less state pension, about the same number that receive £230 (€287); however, this will change when the £140 (€175) flat-rate pension scheme is enforced, says Pensions Minister Steve Webb.

Daft ideas don’t take holidays but get summer-break boost IT’S a well-worn and rather tattered cliché. But it really is beginning to appear that the lunatics have finally taken over the EU asylum. One might file and forget the latest foolish proposals emanating from the EU merely as something thought up by tabloid journalists to fill pages during the annual July-August silly season. But, sadly, this is not the case. Perhaps the ideas floated by Spanish MEP Alejandro Cercas should not be taken too seriously. Maybe he was just acting the court jester during the holiday absence of those wannabe statesmen in Brussels. But, then again, it is important to ponder on the flood of directives - around 2,000 per year and some truly foolish - finding their way on to the statute books without parliamentary debate. The following gem came as a surprise when I discovered it as an insignificant-looking paragraph hidden in a 65-page research document sent to me by a British MP. It concerned a proviso that every EU Commission directive must be perused by the European Scrutiny Committee at Westminster before being passed to the relevant ministers and departments. This, I felt, was a practical safeguard until I discovered, tucked away, a further codicil stating that if an EU directive is not rejected by the

HOLIDAY MODE: The UK’s Houses of Parliament takes a long summer recess.

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scrutiny committee within six weeks, it will be deemed to have been agreed, and will pass directly - and without parliamentary debate - into the statute book. Six weeks might appear long enough for even a parliamentary committee to make up its mind, but the British parliament enjoys a long summer break from the end of July until October, and the European Scrutiny Committee, along with all the others, does not sit during this period. However, the European Commission is away from its office only during August, which means that for 12 weeks every year, the EU can issue proposals that will not be scrutinised at Westminster. It raises the question just how JUST over 5,150 people in Spain have many potentially declared incomes of more than €600,000, ‘toxic’ ideas have, more than 5,300 fewer than five years ago. over the years, Experts say it is normal for the rich in bad passed into British times to invest away from home when their law without parliaown country is experienciing recession. mentary scrutiny or debate?

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When in opposition Theresa May promised to address this anomaly, but I have not been able to discover if any action has been taken. Now, coincidentally(?), along has come another sample of EU idiocy which might still slip under the wire. The EU mandarins are forever banging on about the need to improve the eurozone’s ‘competiveness’, and emphasising the importance of this in getting the various economies moving again. But then someone like Señor Cercas comes along with an altogether daft idea that, unless enforced worldwide, would slam the EU brakes full on, resulting in even more misery and deprivation than is already being suffered by so many poor souls living in the real world. Under these proposals all employers intending to make job cuts would have to ‘measure the happiness of their staff’, and carry out ‘psychological health’ checks before and after redundancy. Ridiculous, perhaps, but this silly idea has already received European Parliamentary approval, clearing its way to becoming a commission directive. European Scrutiny Committee, watch out!


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www.euroweeklynews.com WHEN making any investment, it is important to only use firms which are authorised and regulated and to look for arrangements which provide a high enough level of investor protection to give you peace of mind. We unfortunately still hear stories of people losing money to unauthorised sales people. For example, three Britons have recently been convicted over a £10 million Ponzi scheme which had targeted British expatriates in Spain. The scheme ran from 2001 to 2009. Trading as Gilher Inc, the fraudsters promised investors 20% returns. The money was however never invested, and was instead diverted to support their own lifestyles. They owned luxury villas in the area and had an active social life there. It is believed that 70 British residents in Mallorca were defrauded out of £10 million. Most of them were retired, with many of them handing over their life savings. The amounts lost ranged between €11,000 and €223,000. The investigation was carried out by the UK’s Senior Fraud Office, after receiving complaints from investors in November 2009. In March Texan financier Allen Stanford was convicted by a US court of orchestrating a $7 billion Ponzi scheme. Again, he had promised investors high returns, but

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used the money to fund his other businesses and an opulent lifestyle. The largest Ponzi scheme in recent years remains Bernard Madoff’s $65 billion fraud, which came crashing down in December 2008. Ponzi schemes basically use money from new investors to pay existing ones. The first investors will see returns, which help the scheme appear genuine and profitable to new investors. Those who invest later usually lose their money. The capital is not actually invested and earning returns for the investors, and the schemes collapse when the unsustainable supply of new investors and money dries up. According to the UK Financial Services Authority, too many Britons fall victim to investment scams. Around £500m is lost each year to scams where people are

contacted to invest in shares, property or rare goods, with a promise of a high return. The majority of victims are men aged over 50, and most of them say they are experienced investors - so everyone needs to be on their guard, wherever they live. Generally, the bigger the proposed return is, the greater the risk. Besides Ponzi schemes, “boiler room” scams involve fraudsters cold-calling people offering shares or other investments which turn out to be worthless, over-priced or nonexistent. Investors are promised high returns but usually end up losing their money. Some victims have lost all their savings or their family home. The Financial Services Authority warns that the tactics often sound like the “real deal, so it’s easy to be drawn in by their professional and high pressure sale tactics”. How can you protect yourself from fraud? When it comes to investments and pensions you should only work with firms which are fully authorised and regulated by a reputable national regulatory body like the UK Financial Services Authority. Check this independently with the relevant authority. You can often do this online, for

example, you can access the Financial Services Authority register at www.fsa.gov.uk/register/home .do. Only ever transfer money to an authorised institution or trust company. Never write a cheque or transfer funds to an unauthorised individual or company to invest it on your behalf. Investing through a large established firm rather than being a one-man band will also give you peace of mind. Compare the return being promised with comparable investments. If it is much higher then there is probably a catch. If nothing else it may be a much riskier investment than you realise. Do not be tempted by get rich quick schemes. At the very least, limit the amount you invest and make sure you understand the investment and how returns are generated. Most importantly, as the Financial Services Authority website warns (and the bold and use of capitals are theirs): “REMEMBER, IF IT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, IT PROBABLY IS”. To protect your wealth, you should only invest through proven investments placed through a trustworthy and established firm, such as

Blevins Franks Financial Management Limited. For example, if you place your investments in a Luxembourg regulated insurance bond, you will benefit from an exceptionally strong culture of investor protection. Luxembourg’s regulations are governed by EU directives that require strict financial controls and supervision to provide investors with a secure onshore regime. This regime provides maximum security from institutional risk to investors without limit. Your investment assets are completely protected should the insurance company fail. The regime offers complete segregation of clients’ assets from either the creditors of the insurance company or any of its custodian banks.

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4,983.07

Barclays PLC

186.50

-3.80

0.00

51,764.53

BG Group PLC

1308.50

-4.50

0.00

3,169.31

BHP Billiton PLC

1948.00

-27.50

0.00

6,396.49

445.25

-0.90

0.00

11,828.58

BP PLC

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0.79153

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2,306.27

12.00

0.00

2,152.21

Croda International PLC 2295.00

3.00

0.00

228.55

1705.00

15.50

0.00

3,393.99

Eurasian Nat Resources

377.50

-12.60

0.00

3,766.55

Diageo PLC

-7.80

0.00

3,274.29

-3.50

0.00

1,027.15

0.00

2,033.99

Fresnillo PLC

1620.00

-4.00

0.00

535.88

0.00

0.00

1,264.32

G4S PLC

252.75

0.40

0.00

1,966.46

750.00

6.00

0.00

1,390.72

GKN PLC

215.10

-1.60

0.00

12,132.70

-22.00

1,254.00

British Land Co PLC

530.50

0.00

8,275.15

British Sky Broad Gr

0.00

605.19

BT Group PLC

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GlaxoSmithKline PLC

222.00

-3.80

0.00

3,715.60

1459.50

10.00

0.00

6,613.12

Bunzl PLC

1082.00

8.00

0.00

442.25

Glencore Int PLC

362.12

0.85

0.00

16,347.28

Burberry Group PLC

1322.50

-15.00

0.00

697.10

Hammerson PLC

518.50

1.50

0.00

1,008.09

Capita PLC

682.50

3.00

0.00

470.55

Hargreaves Lansdown

575.75

6.00

0.00

323.99

Capital Shopping Cntrs

306.10

-0.10

0.00

683.92

HSBC Holdings PLC

552.50

-2.10

0.00

13,258.49

2134.00

-30.00

0.00

326.94

ICAP PLC

325.00

-0.20

0.00

1,088.15

IMI PLC

890.00

-4.00

0.00

663.34

Imperial Tobacco Group 2462.50

18.00

0.00

1,682.85

InterContinental Hotels 1640.00

6.00

0.00

553.90

International Consldtd

159.00

-1.50

0.00

6,848.18

2738.00

14.00

0.00

181.15

77.38

0.25

0.00

5,840.62

Carnival PLC

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Compass Group PLC

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ITV PLC Johnson Matthey PLC

2180.50

9.00

0.00

399.31

Kazakhmys PLC

635.00

-20.00

0.00

2,539.66

Kingfisher PLC

285.50

2.80

0.00

5,785.34

Land Securities Group

799.00

-5.00

0.00

2,186.53

Legal & General Group

127.50

-0.30

0.00

12,089.13

Lloyds Banking Group PLC 34.12

-0.06

0.00

88,395.68

Marks & Spencer Grp

372.50

15.20

0.00

13,384.98

Meggitt PLC

376.85

-3.60

0.00

1,268.03

Morrison Supermarkets

287.50

1.50

0.00

4,888.03 4,373.45

National Grid PLC Next PLC Old Mutual PLC

Most Declined Autodesk, Inc. $ 30.12 Porter Bancorp, Inc. $ 2.0126 Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. $ 3.13 P & F Industries, Inc. $ 5.33 Shoe Carnival, Inc. $ 22.56 Stratasys, Inc. $ 62.50 RRSat Global Communications Network Ltd. $ 5.10 Deswell Industries, Inc. $ 2.59 rue21, inc. $ 26.81 EMCORE Corporation $ 4.90 Zumiez Inc. $ 31.51 School Specialty, Inc. $ 2.65

Intertek Group PLC

5.59 / -15.65% 0.1974 / -8.93% 0.29 / -8.48% 0.45 / -7.79% 1.82 / -7.47% 5.02 / -7.43% 0.40 / -7.27% 0.20 / -7.17% 2.06 / -7.14% 0.34 / -6.49% 1.93 / -5.77% 0.16 / -5.69%

Pearson PLC

693.00

4.50

0.00

3178.50

0.00

0.00

360.86

145.00

-1.20

0.00

5,808.14

1217.50

5.00

0.00

1,090.20

621.00

0.00

0.00

715.35

1490.50

-25.00

0.00

717.97

Polymetal Intnal PLC

980.00

2.50

0.00

401.27

Prudential PLC

804.00

1.00

0.00

3,984.31

Randgold Resources Ltd 5631.50

-30.00

0.00

206.45

Reckitt Benckiser Group 3588.00

53.00

0.00

1,315.41 2,288.89

Pennon Group PLC Petrofac Ltd

Reed Elsevier PLC

555.00

2.50

0.00

Resolution Ltd

235.00

-1.80

0.00

2,023.76

REXAM PLC

420.00

-2.70

0.00

4,973.32

Rio Tinto PLC

2894.50

-47.00

0.00

6,923.28

Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC 850.00

-4.00

0.00

2,227.42

Royal Bank of Scotland

227.50

-5.00

0.00

8,899.91

Royal Dutch Shell PLC

2305.00

6.00

0.00

1,621.17

RSA Insurance Group PLC 112.50

0.10

0.00

6,729.31

SABMiller PLC Sage Group (The) PLC Sainsbury (J) PLC

2812.50

13.50

0.00

919.47

298.50

-2.60

0.00

2,719.78

322.60

0.30

0.00

3,719.66

1370.50

-4.00

0.00

143.35

Serco Group PLC

575.75

2.50

0.00

533.99

Severn Trent PLC

1858.50

10.00

0.00

316.72

Shire PLC

1950.00

19.00

0.00

771.42 1,704.30

Schroders PLC

Smith & Nephew PLC

654.50

10.00

0.00

Smiths Group PLC

1041.50

-4.00

0.00

431.33

SSE PLC

1340.00

8.00

0.00

1,545.76

Standard Chartered PLC 1410.00

18.50

0.00

2,724.61

Standard Life PLC

252.50

-0.30

0.00

5,896.02

Tate & Lyle PLC

655.00

3.00

0.00

758.77 15,889.40

Tesco PLC

340.75

1.00

0.00

Tullow Oil PLC

1385.00

-26.00

0.00

1,648.48

Unilever PLC

2285.50

26.00

0.00

1,407.61

United Utilities Grp PLC

722.00

3.50

0.00

1,710.83

Vedanta Resources PLC

963.50

-16.00

0.00

1,024.43

Vodafone Group PLC

185.50

0.65

0.00

37,817.84

Weir Group PLC

1710.50

-48.00

0.00

1,019.68

Whitbread PLC

2039.00

9.00

0.00

280.43

Wolseley PLC

2505.00

-18.00

0.00

1,066.50

WPP PLC

825.00

-8.50

0.00

5,302.26

Xstrata PLC

925.50

1.10

0.00

7,690.97


30 August - 5 September 2012

FINANCE, BUSINESS & LEGAL

EWN

Costa de Almería

www.euroweeklynews.com

Are you brave enough to ring some changes? HOW do we take control of our finances? Change.org is a global online petition Often it can be all about throwing some site that allows the public to bring matters weight around a little bit close to their hearts to a and actually making a wider audience in the hope difference. of changing the way things Most people want to be are done. debt free and therefore try A young lady using the to start saving a little American version of the A look something for a rainy day. petition site managed to at finance It’s something frequently get Bank of America to for females at the back of the mind, ditch a $5 debit card fee but unfortunately taking after 300,000 people Jane Plunkett the proper active steps is signed her petition against jane.plunkett@euroweeklynews. what holds a lot back. the bank fee. com Like most things in life, A disabled woman in facing up to a (financial) Spain has posted a petition problem and making a against any reform to conscious effort to rectify national abortion laws, matters is what can believing that it should ensure a return to the always be a woman’s path of prosperity. personal decision. She has Whether it’s paying off a received almost 122,000 credit card or making a signatures. Change.org adds 15,000 difference in the world, new campaigns from making a change can be people in 175 countries hard when there are bills every month, with at least to pay or there is little SAVING: A conscious one project claiming time to dedicate to a effort is needed. success each day. So, like worthy cause. personal finance, to make a A new online petition site is a perfect example of how facing up to change just be brave enough to take a difficult matter can make a big the necessary steps to make a difference. difference.

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Making your day-to-day banking easy and providing a helping hand with life’s other practicalities. Enjoy your Premier Account for free if you keep a minimum average monthly balance of €2,500** and get unlimited Spanish direct debit payments, a debit card and chequebook, and global travel insurance for you and your family all free of charge. Visit your local branch in: Valencia, Denia, Calpe, Guardamar, Torrevieja, La Zenia, Los Alcázares or Mazarrón.

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Sweet success for Hershey’s HERSHEY’S, the US chocolate company, expects international sales to increase 20 per cent by 2017 thanks to availability of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in Japan.

Phone first AN INTEL Mint smartphone priced at $550 (€438) by Russia’s mobile service operator, Megafon, is the first in Russia to use the Atom Z2460 chip.

Pricey claim US BIOTECH giant Monsanto must pay $250,000 (€199,000) for what a Brazilian judge called ‘abusive and misleading propaganda’ concerning an advert for genetically modified soy.

30 August - 5 September 2012

Spanish able to teach a lesson to the Chinese over breakfast WHEN it comes to breakfast in Spain, pan con tomate (tomato on toast with olive oil), pan con aceite (olive oil on toast) and churros - especially in winter - are all-time favourites. And not only with the nationals, but equally with thousands of expatriates... though some do remain true to the full English! In Mallorca, as well as to a lesser degree on mainland Spain, many like a savoury start to the day, including ensaimada. And, of course, when it comes to breakfast out - a daily way of life for millions of workers in Spain from bankers to builders, from shop assistants to gardeners - it isn’t rare to see a fairly early morning coffee being served along with an accompanying small brandy. But, according to a new survey, when it comes to breakfast and eating out, then the the Chinese are slow starters. For only one in five urban consumers eat at fast-food restaurants between 4 and 11am, as opposed to a massive 75 per cent at lunchtimes. With the total number of foreign fast-food outlets in China set to break the 50,000 mark this year - up from 48,477 in 2011 and 36,037 in 2006 - and 44 per cent of

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Many Spanish eat breakfast out. Chinese consumers planning to spend more on fast-food in the coming year, the potential for the sector is clear. Tan Heng Hong, Senior China Research

Analyst at Mintel, the global supplier of consumer, product and medical intelligence, with offices worldwide including in London, says: “More has to be done to unlock opportunities in the breakfast market where usage is the lowest.” Following a recent survey by Mintel, he revealed that despite having the upper hand in quality, safety and service: “Foreign fast-food still has much work to do in flavour, affordability, health and variety in order to compete more effectively against Chinese fast-food, which has the largest share of the fast-food sector.” Research also shows an interesting gender divide when it comes to foreign fastfood. More women (71 per cent) claim to eat at foreign fast-food restaurants than men (66 per cent). Additionally while a quarter of all women eat at fast-food restaurants when there is a promotion including meal vouchers or coupons, only 19 per cent of men seek such special deals. “To increase traffic among women, promotions such as vouchers and coupons can be a useful marketing tool. Women are interested in deals because they enjoy the thrill of not paying full price for an item,” said Hong.


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Pianist Vincent hits the right notes worldwide! Concert pianist and music professor Vincent Russo has performed all over the world, recorded nine CDs and spends his time between Spain, Italy and Switzerland. Nicole Hallett reports. Were your parents musical? various European countries and nominated Not really, though they appreciated Honorary Citizen of Osaka (Japan), music and art. My grandfather was a founding promoter of Greek theatre flautist at Naples Opera House. events and European music film Did you always want to festivals. be a pianist? Career highlight? Since a child, I have been Performing at the moved by the magic sound Leningrad Philharmonic of a piano. I started playing Hall in St Petersburg when 11 and gave my first (Russia), the mythical concert aged 13. Carnegie Hall in New York Globally, where have and with major orchestras you performed? and noted conductors in the USA, Canada, South America, USA, Canada and Japan. Russia, Japan and in several European Future? countries. I have performed in Mallorca Four live CD recordings of Rachmaninoff (1986), for national Spanish radio and as well as Schumann, Brahms and Scriabin television (1997-98) and Valencia and a double CD with Chopin works. They (2000). will be released gradually during 2013 and Achievements? 2014. Also, potential 2013 concerts in International ‘merit’ mentions from Mallorca and Valencia. Read the full interview on www.euroweeklynews.com/features/interviews

Weather outlook for next 7 days NEXT SEVEN DAYS Alicante TODAY: SUNNY, Fri - 28 23 S/Sh Sat -27 23 S Sun - 27 22 S/Sh

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Vital Statistics • Age: 54 • Born: New York • In Spain: 16 years • Spanish base: Mallorca • Marital status: Single • Speaks fluently: English, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, French and Russian • Best thing about Spain: Warm, cheerful attitude • Worst: Unpunctuality • Hobbies: Researching Greek/theatre history, 17th century Flemish and Dutch art history, psychoanalysis

EWN COMMENT Pie in the sky A HOSPITAL in Lliria (Valencia) has never opened since building finished in 2009. Castellon airport - the Valencian Community again - opened last year but has never received a single passenger. Who knows, if the

second had not been built, perhaps the first would be functioning. Public money and megalomania are a marriage made in heaven for spendthrift administrations. And hell for those at the receiving end of spending cuts.

Banking on secrecy SPAIN is apparently disinclined to extradite Herve Falciani, a former HSBC employee who revealed details of 24,000 Swiss accounts to the French tax authorities. Arrested in Barcelona, he is wanted by Switzerland for breaching bank confidentiality - not an offence in this country. Some governments have already acted on his information and this includes Spain, who collared Santander Emilio Botin. president Emilio Botin. Falciano deserves a medal, not extradition.


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Waste collectors mean bleary-eye starts to the day WHILE I love living in Spain, enjoying all that the weather and culture have to offer, I do have a pet hate; the rubbish collectors pitching up just as I am about to drift off to sleep or waking me up. They are so noisy, between the vehicle and the tipping of the containers and the workers shouting, it is impossible to ignore. I have to wake up early in the morning and as a result of this a couple of days a week I am exhausted at work, not having had the required hours of sleep. I understand the reason, as this is the least busy time on the roads, but I wish they could do it a bit earlier.

Nicole Hauschild, Mijas Costa (Malaga)

Looking abroad

Snapped! By Jean Smith from Fuengirola (Malaga)

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HERE is a photo of a butterfly taken at Benalmadena Butterfly House. This looks like the Scarlet Mormon from the Philippines, one of the larger butterfly species.

WHEN YOU WRITE

I WAS shocked to read that despite the 24.6 per cent unemployment in Spain, the Employment Ministry still had to advertise some jobs abroad because ‘no-one’ in Spain wants them (Issue 1415). Here in Spain these benefits only last for a short time. Surely people not working in Spain and who have no other source of income should be willing to do almost any job. I read all the time that the various town halls offer work training programmes. Michelle Tremble, Almeria

30 August - 5 September 2012

All letters, whether by email or post, should carry the writer’s postal address, NIE and contact number though only the name and town will be published. Letters may also be edited. Readers who have missed earlier correspondence can see all letters posted on:

Mallorca’s airport and a low-cost, nofrills airline. We were notified whilst waiting on the bus to take us to the airplane that my suitcase had had an accident. Upon arrival back in the UK we headed to make our claim. My suitcase was mangled - made to look like a bus had gone over it – and cut down one side. Five items were missing, including an iPod, a mobile phone charger, a pair of sandals, an expensive lady shaver and a little case of gold jewellery. While I understand the terms and conditions of airlines regarding placing

Costa de Almería valuable items in suitcases and that accidents can happen, for five items to have gone missing does smell like theft to me. L Bloom, Palma de Mallorca

Dumbing down I WAS intrigued by your article (Issue 1414) which pointed out that British expats in Spain are frequently criticised for knowing little about their chosen new homeland. In a British survey it revealed that many nationals living in the UK are clueless about their own country and particularly in the field of geography. This should come as no surprise to anyone acquainted with current methods of teaching and the dumbing down of modern examinations. While the Spanish state system focuses on using the memory, acquiring knowledge and regularly testing students, the UK system has moved towards verbal reasoning exams, questions with multiple choice answers and project work. Peter Sanderson, Estepona (Malaga)

Reality of tips

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Britain’s broken pride

LEAPY LEE SAYS IT OTHERS THINK IT BRITISH BOBBY: Police force was once the envy of the world. surrounded by a gang of seven black youths in a local park. After terrorising the lad and stealing his biscuits, they accused him of being a racist. When he denied the accusation, they shot him three times with an air rifle and made him kiss their feet. The next day, riding in his dad’s car, Oliver recognised one of his attackers. Mr Pettman approached the young man

and insisted he accompany him to the police station. The youth was questioned and subsequently released. The next day Mr Pettman was asked to go to the station. When he arrived, he was arrested, had fingerprints and DNA taken and was locked up for SEVEN hours. Apparently the youth had (falsely) accused him of assaulting him with a hacksaw blade!

Finally released without charge, Mr Pettman said he was now taking steps to sell his £800,000 home and move to Singapore, where he was opening new offices. Both his daughter and son were now too traumatised to even go out and this event had simply been the last straw. None of the gang has been arrested and in a statement the police

declared they (the police) were simply ‘following procedures’. Can you blame this law-abiding gentleman for deciding to finally throw in the towel? Of course you can’t. The whole episode is a disgrace and perfectly described by Mr Pettman as the product of a ‘broken Britain’. I dunno, sometimes I really do despair of it all. Finally a funny. A friend was telling me that some years ago they were staying at a Magaluf hotel on their first visit to Mallorca. The wife noticed a sign outside the restaurant which advised guests to ‘dress for dinner’. That evening, suitably attired in long evening gown, abundant jewellery and boa, she swept into the dining area only to discover the other guests in shorts, T-shirts and flip-flops. The hotel had merely been requesting the residents to wear clothes. Lovely! Keep the faith Love Leapy leapylee2002@gmail.com

A BLUE SHARK measuring 1.5 metres came closer than usual to the shore of a Rome beach. Lifeguards ordered swimmers out of the water when it was spotted 10 metres from the coast.

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I WISH people would stop having a go at me for knocking the UK. I NEVER have a go at the auld country itself but at what some irresponsible and downright traitorous individuals are turning it into! The beautiful country of my birth prided itself on freedom of speech, patriotism, its low crime rate, wonderful NHS care and a police force that was the envy of the world. But, since the Labour government decided to buy itself votes by inviting in all and sundry, Britain has been reduced to a land of crime, deteriorating health services, no-go areas, feral gangs of hooded yobs, foreign spongers and a warped sense of justice. This last point was put in the spotlight this week by businessman Stuart Pettman. Apparently his 12-yearold son Oliver had been

A close-call for bathers

CANNABIS plants as tall as 80 centimetres sprung up in the courtyard of the Saint-Martin-deRe prison in France where inmates are allowed to grow their own produce.

There yet? A FRENCHWOMAN spent 18 hours on a plane that travelled from Lahore (Pakistan) to Paris and back again after she slept through the two-hour stop-over in France.


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UMAN rights groups have expressed outrage at recent ‘inhumane’ forced evacuations of Roma gypsies across France. Police raids left hundreds of Roma, including many children, homeless after caravans were impounded. Images of the dismantled camps and comparisons to former President Sarkozy's Roma-crackdown two years ago have been a PR disaster for President Hollande. Now, to be fair, for a long time the French seemed not unhappy about a huge camp of immigrants near Calais, Sangatte, as long as those immigrants were expected to move on - illegally - into Britain. But since I was the victim of a mugging by Roma travellers on the Paris metro, which left me sweating like a dodgy MP on expenses-check day, it’s difficult not to have a bit of sympathy for one of their claims. The Roma arrived en masse from Romania and Bulgaria, defying France’s right until 2014 to bar immigrants from the EU’s newer member states. However, maybe France should be advised to look to Spain as the model for integration. Of the 10-12 million Roma living in Europe, Spain has the second biggest community, estimated at 970,000 –

about 2 per cent of the total population. Only 5 per cent of gypsies live in makeshift camps, and about half are NORA JOHNSON homeowners. Almost all have access to Nora, who has lived on the Costa del Sol for a number of years, is the author of psychological health care and at suspense and crime thrillers. least 75 per cent are believed to have some Roma gypsies sort of steady income. have melded Roma gypsies have melded into Spanish into Spanish mainstream culture — flamenco dancing and traditional Spanish dress have both mainstream been borrowed. culture. While many European countries regard their Roma communities as problems, on their Spain has embraced its own by giving them ‘inhumane’ rights, celebrating their history and treatment, the bringing them into the fold. question as to In the final analysis, there are two issues. how social Firstly, the unrestricted movement of large cohesion can be numbers of people in a system that was maintained designed for freedom of movement in a appears to be completely ignored. limited way so social cohesion could be There are some problems in society that maintained. just don’t have a solution. And deporting And, secondly, the so-called ‘inhumane’ these people is not one – they’ll simply end treatment of a community regarded as up somewhere else – but I really can't ‘illegal immigrants’. Whatever your views think of an answer either.

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INSOMNIAC: Those born without ‘comfort’ genes find it hard to get comfortable.

Some insomniacs born without comfort genes for easy sleep A NEWLY identified group of people have been found to be born without the ‘comfort’ genes needed for easy sleep. This means that they are immune to the feeling of warmth and relaxation which sends an average person off to sleep within 15 minutes. Instead, their genes are designed to maintain a state of mental alertness, making normal extended sleep impossible.

This means they sleep fitfully, only in short bursts. Even then, their lack of ‘comfort’ genes can mean they find it hard to get comfortable, fuss about the bedding or finding their sleeping position. Up until recently, insomnia was thought to be purely a psychological complaint triggered by stress, grief or sleep disruption caused by shift work or jet lag.

Older fathers could raise risk of autism in children MEN wishing to become fathers later in life have been advised to consider freezing their sperm. This comes after a study showed older men fathering children could

raise the risk of autism and schizophrenia, and possibly dyslexia and low intelligence in their offspring. Ninety-seven per cent of genetic mutations were

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caused by the age of the father, while the mother’s age had no effect at all, scientists in Iceland discovered. The child of a 40-yearold father had two-and-ahalf times as many potentially damaging mutations as that of a 20year-old; 65 mutations transmitted compared to 25. Mothers transmitted around 15, regardless of age. This gap was found to increase with every passing year. The father’s age was “an extraordinarily important force in evolution,” said the study’s lead author Dr Kari Stefansson of decode, a leading genetics firm in Reykjavik. “The number of


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BRUSH UP: Women more affected by bad oral health.

LOVE IN THE AIR: Office romance can start with a X.

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EGULARLY brushing one’s teeth could help to keep the memory sharp in years to come. Nearly 5,500 elderly people were monitored over an 18-year period and it was revealed that those who brushed their teeth less than once a day were up to 65 per cent more likely to develop dementia than those who brushed three times a day.

Brushing aids memory The link between poor oral health and dementia was far more

pronounced in women than in men. “Not only does the state of your mind predict what kind of oral health habits you practice, it may be your oral health habits influence whether or not you get dementia,” said the study’s lead author Annlia Paganini-Hill.

OFF THE HOOK: It is not older women, but older fathers that affect children’s risks of autism and schizophrenia. mutations coming from the mother is constant, which makes sense as her eggs are formed before she is born, whereas men constantly generate sperm through to old age. “The very important conclusion we can draw from this is that the

concern focused on the increasing age of mothers is probably misplaced. “They may be off the hook and men are on it, as disorders from these mutations are much more common than the risks associated with older mothers.”

This is not the first study linking poor oral health with health conditions. People with gum disease have been found to be more prone to suffer a narrowing of the arteries that can cause heart attacks and strokes. Those with Alzheimer’s have more gum diseaserelated bacteria in their brains than others, some research has found. This is thought to be because gum disease bacteria causes inflammation and brain damage when it reaches the brain.

It started with a ‘kiss’

AN X at the end of an email or text has been found to have started more than half of office affairs. Both men and women often wrongly assume that a message ending in an X is a come-on, when in fact a work colleague is merely being friendly. Forty per cent of women and 10 per cent of men put Xs in emails to their boss, while 86 per cent say they mark mails to ordinary colleagues with a kiss, a

dating website WhatsYourPrice.com found in a poll of 1,000 British members on the significance of Xs in emails. A quarter of men and 35 per cent of women said they had sent messages bearing kisses which had been wrongly seen as sexual by the recipient. Sixty per cent of men and 55 per cent of women who had had an affair with a work colleague admitted it had been initially sparked by Xs in messages.


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7:50am Rastamouse 8:00am Barney's Latin America 8:30am The League of Super Evil 8:40am Léon 8:45am Frankenstein's Cat 8:55am Newsround 9:00am What's New Scooby-Doo? 9:25am Buzz and Tell 9:30am Nina and the Neurons: In the Lab 9:45am Baby Jake 10:00am Tinga Tinga Tales 10:10am Uki Children's series. 10:20am Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 10:30am The Large Family 10:40am The Koala Brothers 10:50am Dirtgirlworld 11:00am Octonauts 11:05am Kerwhizz 11:30am Driver Dan's Story Train 11:40am Waybuloo 12:00pm In the Night Garden 12:30pm BBC World News 1:00pm The Daily Politics 2:00pm My Life in Books 2:30pm To Buy or Not to Buy 3:15pm The Weakest Link

5:35am The Jeremy Kyle Show 6:30am ITV Morning News 7:00am Daybreak 9:30am Lorraine 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30am This Morning The popular morning lifestyle magazine show with advice, chat and competitions. 12:25pm ITV News 12:30pm This Morning The popular morning lifestyle magazine show with advice, chat and competitions. 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 3:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal

4.00pm - midnight

4:00pm Wanted Down Under 4:45pm Hairy Bikers' Best of British 5:30pm Flog It! 6:15pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 7:00pm Eggheads 7:30pm Celebrity MasterChef 8:00pm Celebrity Antiques Road Trip 9:00pm The Great British Bake Off Animated series in which a group of Super Villains plot to take over their neighborhood in Metroville. 10:00pm The Midwives: Delivering Under Pressure Childrens series which features the adventures of Frank and Buster, two intrepid young koalas on a mission to help other creatures in the Australian outback. 11:00pm The Rob Brydon Show Entertainment show hosted by the Welsh comedian Rob Brydon. 11:30pm Newsnight Comprehensive coverage of the day’s important national and international news stories.

4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 5:00pm My Tasty Travels with Lynda Bellingham 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm Local News and Weather All the very latest local news and weather. 7:30pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 8:00pm Emmerdale Popular long-running soap opera, set in a Yorkshire village. 8:30pm You've Been Framed! Comedy show which features a selection of camcorder catastrophes and video disasters. 9:00pm Unforgettable: The Sweeney 10:00pm A Mother's Son 11:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 11:35pm You, Me and Dupree

12:15am Citizen Khan 12:45am Force of Nature 2:30am Toughest Place to be a... 3:30am Countryfile Summer Special 4:30am Horizon 5:30am BBC News

BBC3 8:00pm Total Wipeout 9:00pm Snog, Marry, Avoid? 9:30pm Snog, Marry, Avoid? 10:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 11:00pm Bad Education 11:30pm EastEnders 12:00am Family Guy 12:45am American Dad! 1:30am Bad Education 2:00am Don't Tell the Bride 3:00am Snog, Marry, Avoid? 4:00am Our War

12:20am Iceland Erupts: A Volcano Live Special 1:20am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 5:00am Empire

BBC4 8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm Great British Railway Journeys 9:00pm The Last Explorers 10:00pm The Man Who Invented Archaeology 11:00pm Jet! When Britain Ruled the Skies 12:00am Madness on Wheels: Rallying's Craziest Years 1:00am Inspector Montalbano 2:40am Great British Railway Journeys 3:10am The Last Explorers

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5:35am BBC News 7:00am Breakfast 10:15am Rip Off Britain 11:00am Homes Under the Hammer 11:58am BBC News and Weather 12:00pm Escape to the Country 12:45pm Cash in the Attic 1:13pm BBC News and Weather 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm BBC News 2:30pm Regional News 2:40pm Doctors 3:10pm Only Fools and Horses

4:05pm Marrying Mum and Dad 4:35pm Splatalot 5:00pm Shaun the Sheep 5:10pm Wingin' It 5:30pm Trade Your Way to the USA 6:00pm Newsround Topical news magazine for children. 6:15pm Pointless 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 The One Show 8:30pm EastEnders Another visit to the residents of Albert Square, for a regular dose of drama, excitement and tears. 9:00pm Holby City 10:00pm Accused 11:00pm BBC News 11:25pm Regional News 11:30pm Weather 11:35pm The Lock Up

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5:50am Make Do and Mend 6:15am Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard 6:40am Freshly Squeezed 7:05am Paralympics Tonight 8:00am Paralympic Games Breakfast Show 10:15am Paralympic Games 2012 1:00pm Channel 4 News Includes news headlines and weather. 1:05pm Paralympic Games 2012 At the Olympic Stadium, the GB team go in the Women's 4x100m T35/T38 Heats. 2:00pm Paralympic Games 2012

5:20pm Come Dine with Me 5:55pm The Simpsons 6:25pm Paralympic Games 2012 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm

Channel 4 News 8:30pm Paralympic Games 2012 Tonight 11:30pm The Last Leg with Adam Hills

Channel 5 7:10am The Wotwots! 7:20am City of Friends 7:30am Jelly Jamm 7:45am Peppa Pig 7:50am Big School 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 Abby's Flying Fairy School 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm Robson's Extreme Fishing Challenge 1:05pm The Family Recipe 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Celebrity Big Brother 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

4:15pm Love Will Keep Us Together Drama. A widower faces the challenge of reconnecting with his children while mourning the loss of both his wife and his career. He finds the support he needs through his brother and a blossoming romance with his son’s teacher. 6:00pm 5 News at 5 National and international news. 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away 7:30pm 5 News National and international news. 8:00pm Ice Road Truckers: Deadliest Roads 9:00pm World's Craziest Police Pursuits 10:00pm Person of Interest 11:00pm Celebrity Big Brother Catch up on the latest events inside the Celebrity Big Brother house. These exclusive highlights include all the action, arguments, couplings, friendships and conversations in the diary room.

5:55pm The Simpsons

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

12:15am Rude Tube 1:20am Seven Dwarves 2:15am KOTV Boxing Weekly 2:45am Sailing 3:15am International Volleyball 4:10am Mobil 1 The Grid 4:35am Ironman 2012 5:00am Brief Encounters of the Sporting Mind 5:10am FIA GT1 Championship

12:00am Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side 1:00am Banged Up Abroad 2:00am Super Casino 4:55am HouseBusters 5:20am House Doctor 5:45am Michaela's Wild Challenge

Satellite channels SKY 1 5:35am Airline 6:05am Sell Me the Answer 7:00am Don't Forget the Lyrics 8:00am Oops TV 9:00am Stargate SG-1 10:00am Stargate SG-1 11:00am Lie to Me 12:00pm Lie to Me 1:00pm Oops TV 2:00pm Stargate SG-1 3:00pm Stargate SG-1 4:00pm Modern Family 4:30pm The Middle 5:00pm Modern Family 5:30pm The Middle 6:00pm A League of Their Own 6:30pm Futurama 7:00pm The Simpsons 7:30pm Futurama 8:00pm The Simpsons 8:30pm The Simpsons 9:00pm A League of Their Own 10:00pm Strike Back 11:00pm Airplane II: The Sequel 12:40am Top Ten Show 12:50am Brit Cops - Zero Tolerance 1:50am Road Wars 2:50am Sun, Sea and A&E 3:45am Lie to Me 4:40am Lie to Me

SKY MOVIES COMEDY 8:00am The Royal Tenenbaums 10:00am Dunston Checks In 11:30am The Cat in the Hat 1:00pm Ice Age 2:30pm 30 Minutes or Less 4:00pm Little Nicky 5:40pm That's My Boy 6:00pm The Cat in the Hat 7:30pm Ice Age

9:00pm 30 Minutes or Less 10:30pm Little Nicky 12:10am Stan Helsing 1:45am He Said, She Said 3:45am The Royal Tenenbaums 5:40am Dunston Checks In

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SKY MOVIES DRAMA 5:00am Honey 2 7:00am Mask 9:05am Casino Jack 11:00am Life as We Know it 1:00pm Footloose Special 1:20pm What Women Want 3:30pm Cupid, Inc 5:10pm Going the Distance 7:00pm Something Borrowed 9:00pm Life as We Know it 11:00pm What Women Want 1:10am Rabbit Hole 2:50am The Top Ten Show 2012

SKY MOVIES ACTION 7:50am The Warrior's Way 9:35am Superman III 11:45am Faster 1:30pm Real Steel 3:40pm I, Robot 5:40pm Tron Legacy 7:50pm Real Steel 10:00pm I, Robot 12:00am Faster 1:40am Déjà Vu 3:50am Crimson

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SINCE his parents were killed in an unfortunate accident in Holland, the local lunatic, Nial McCulmore, has been making a misery of the lives of the residents of the village of Brackenhead by persistently searching at dead of night within their paper bins for something he cannot find. Brain damaged in a childhood incident in which four other choir boys lost their lives, he is driven by

VIRGO (August 24 - September 23) A great light shines on your romantic life. Whether it is meeting up with old chums or a new date, there is electricity in the air for you. Equally, a business coupling is particularly fruitful and you count your blessings to have gone down a particular path.

LIBRA (September 24 - October 23)

IF ITʼS YOUR BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK:

When looking at where you have come from, it is gratifying to know progress continues. The months ahead convince you the path you took was right.

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The usually flamboyant attitude which is yours at this time of the year is now subdued, but this will not last for too much longer and soon things will be back to normal. You will be looking to spice up your romantic life and your partner will be only too willing to go along with your suggestions.

excitement. Rather than setting down hard-andfast plans, it may be better to be flexible.

SCORPIO (October 24 - November 22)

CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 20)

Expectations are high. With energy peaking early on, projects gain momentum and there are early results. A suggestion made to a loved one some time ago is now acceptable and there could be some

Just joking WHEN the expensive printer in an office began to print black lines on every page, the manager called a repair shop where a friendly man informed him that the unit needed to be cleaned. Because the store charged €100 for such cleanings, he said, the manager might try reading the manual and doing the job himself. Pleasantly surprised by his candour, the manager asked, “Does your boss know that you discourage business?” “Actually it’s my boss' idea,” the employee replied. “We make more money when we let people try to fix things themselves first.”

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wary of someone who would like to part you from it. At the weekend, events take a romantic turn but timing may be bad owing to other commitments.

TAURUS (April 21 - May 21) Although you feel more in control as the week comes to an end, do not make the mistake of counting your chickens before they are hatched. If you do, you could end up with egg on your face. Continue to plan to get the best results but bide your time.

ARIES (March 21 - April 20)

GEMINI (May 22 - June 21)

There will be good news regarding an application or legal document. Following on from that your finances take a turn for the better and this could be long term. Having extra cash is great, but be

Colleagues are far from helpful at the moment and you may even feel that matters are going backwards. It may be necessary to move away and leave them to haggle among themselves. Perhaps later you may step in and take control of the confusion. If your business life is far from good then it is more than balanced by harmony at home.

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As the moon shines on you, it is almost possible to feel the light. After a few recent hiccups it is now possible to get down to achieving your heart's desire. Whether that is what you will want at the end of the day is neither here nor there. What matters most to your wellbeing now is to see some results.

Cast your net wide this week and be prepared to take advantage of a state of freedom. With high energy and an expansive mind, you are in a good position. Avoid being thrown out of kilter by activities around you. It may be difficult to make real progress at times

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PISCES (February 20 - March 20)

Your love life is highlighted and, although you may be suspicious of your good luck, this is a new phase. Whereas before you had some reason to mistrust you are now able to have confidence. It is a great time to progress your inclinations on the romantic front.

There is a lot going on and sometimes you need to take a step back. A feeling that you have covered some ground before is not unfounded. However, there are certain aspects of your life which need to be revisited. Only in this way are you able to see the real progress that has been made.

his deranged obsessions and his belief that the comic book gods and goddesses who form the main interest in his life, have hatched a plan to have him reveal the truth when Jenny Gorem - who had been blamed for the tragedy – reluctantly returns to the village to face her past.

When wealthy Gerard Carter stands upon the face of the ancient sundial his wife, Brighid, believes that the vandalism has allowed through the forces that will see the wreck of a car raised from the waters of a local river bed and Police Sergeant, Meakin Mild, make the assumptions to start a murder enquiry, fifteen years after the event. Beware those who underestimate the lunatic as those who risk exposure seek to keep hidden the truths which claimed so many lives.

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CANCER (June 22 - July 23) Your mind is sharp and it is easy to spot problems before they arise. Some dispute regarding a trip is disappointing. However, you are not able to please everyone in this instance. A glitch in a close relationship needs sorting out now before things get worse.

LEO (July 24 - August 23) Having been given a chance to take responsibility at the beginning of the month, you are determined to do your best. Certainly, it is a time to concentrate on any business matters which need attention.

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Although there are probably hundreds of streets with similar names, in which cities would you find the following famous thoroughfares?

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

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1. MEMPHIS (Tennessee), 2. NEW ORLEANS, 3. PARIS, 4. AALBORG (Denmark), 5. BARCELONA, 6. KOWLOON (Hong Kong), 7. DUBLIN, 8. NICE, 9. MONTREAL, 10. KARACHI

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Crosswords CRYPTIC Across 1 Grab something from the car (6) 5 Greek character leading very small rebellion (6) 8 Use a converted Old Testament character (4) 9 Look at the next page for value of total sales (8) 10 It sharpens art quality (8) 11 Besides itʼs included in chapel service (4) 12 Logos I designed for these cold dwellings (6) 14 Fools could start lifts (6) 16 Gather about a piano (4) 18 Serious or only a big hat (8) 20 Classy ferries go off and are sure to succeed (4-4) 21 An element of jazz in classical music (4) 22 Senior journalists in little apartment (6) 23 Flogs suntraps (6) Down 2 Continuing the French con trick (7) 3 Bridge support rusts badly (5) 4 Got dosh from frankfurters (7) 5 Become lost in accident and emergency department (5) 6 Hate our eccentric US writer (7)

ENGLISH - SPANISH The clues are mixed, some clues are in Spanish and some are in English. Across 1 Kitchen sink (9) 5 Cansado (persona) (5) 7 Ribbon (5) 9 Smooth (skin, hair) (5) 10 Ruido (5) 11 Tin cans (5) 12 Juncos (plantas) (5) 14 Seguro (contra robo, incendio, daño) (9)

Co d e B r e a ke r 7 The French son moves for the holidays (5) 13 Great musician makes her soup (7) 14 Military policeman cares about tent dwellers (7) 15 The root vegetableʼs a standard crop (7) 17 Avoid fool appearing topless (5) 18 The deanʼs very fast (5) 19 ʻAbracadabraʼ, Zoroastrian exposes blade (5)

QUICK Across 1 Writ issued by authority of law (7) 4 Subject (5) 7 Injure with hot liquid (5) 9 Keeps (7) 10 Pardon (7) 11 White lily (5) 12 US five-cent piece (6) 14 Former name of Chennai (6) 18 Alloy of copper and zinc (5) 20 Rubeola (7) 22 Female thespian (7) 23 Solid (5) 24 Wander (5) 25 Cul de sac (4,3)

Down 1 Gordo (persona) (3) 2 Direcciones (de casas) (9) 3 To find (9) 4 Freno (5) 6 Asado (al horno) (5) 8 Playing card (5) 9 Ensalada (5) 13 Ver (persona, objeto) (3)

Down 1 Maintain (7) 2 Methods (5) 3 Scream (6) 4 Sum (5) 5 Artist (7) 6 Prices (5) 8 Burrow (5) 13 Main division of a book (7) 15 Prize (5) 16 Hang (7) 17 Entertained (6) 18 Wild pigs (5) 19 Shabby (5) 21 Sudden thrust (5)

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTIONS CRYPTIC - Across: 1 Appro, 4 Ailing, 9 Demesne, 10 Thora, 11 Real, 12 Virgins, 13 Cry, 14 Newer, 16 Oread, 18 Ell, 19 Genesis, 20 Cuff, 23 Adobe, 24 Exempla, 25 Treats, 26 Aegis. Down: 1 Andiron, 2 Pampa, 3 Oast, 5 Interpol, 6 Idolise, 7 Goats, 8 Heavy, 13 Crescent, 15 Winsome, 17 Defrays, 18 Ester, 19 Giant, 21 Unpeg, 22 Hera. QUICK - Across: 1 Batch, 4 Cursed, 9 Arrange, 10 Spree, 11 Dust, 12 Zealous, 13 Bee, 14 Rogue, 16 Lusty, 18 Lie, 19 Sincere, 20 Cite, 23 Aorta, 24 Steward, 25 Pulled, 26 Spend. Down: 1 Boarder, 2 Terms, 3 Hint, 5 Unstable, 6 Serious, 7 Dregs, 8 Seize, 13 Beverage, 15 General, 17 Yielded, 18 Least, 19 Scalp, 21 Irate, 22 Mess. ENGLISH - SPANISH Across: 1 Cama, 3 Straw, 8 Pestaña, 9 Cue, 10 Lirio, 11 Leche, 12 Oro, 13 Indoors, 14 Essay, 15 Caer.

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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 (FENDER) and one letter in four other cells are given as clues.

Down: 1 Cepillos, 2 Mushrooms, 4 Traslado, 5 Alcachofa, 6 Gasolina, 7 Defensor.

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Play on Words

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2. Unscramble the name of an alcoholic cocktail (two words): HAVE BRAWN GALLERY

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Each number in the Code Breaker grid represents a different letter of the alphabet. In this week’s puzzle, 1 represents T and 21 represents Z, so fill in T every time the figure 1 appears and Z every time the figure 21 appears. Now, using your knowledge of the English language, work out which letters should go in the missing squares. As you discover the letters, fill in other squares with the same number in the main grid and the control grid.

FENDER (10) Barely Billed Cheers Elders Enters Felled Hinted Hopped Island Oceans Reeled Render Resent Sender Shells Steady Spears Waters

LAST WEEK’S SOLUTION

1 Bucked, 2 Seared, 3 Kisses, 4 Gravel, 5 Horses, 6 Senses, 7 Braver, 8 Thence, 9 Neatly, 10 Bottle, 11 Cancel, 12 Treaty, 13 Listen, 14 Sickly, 15 Steals, 16 Glance, 17 Hasten, 18 Sights, 19 Events.

FUNAGRAM SOLUTION 1. SAVILE ROW 2. HARVEY WALLBANGER


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7:50am Rastamouse 8:00am Barney's Latin America 8:30am The League of Super Evil 8:40am Léon Animated comedy shorts. 8:45am Frankenstein's Cat 8:55am Newsround Topical news magazine for children. 9:00am What's New Scooby-Doo? 9:25am Buzz and Tell 9:30am Nina and the Neurons: In the Lab 9:45am Baby Jake 10:00am Tinga Tinga Tales 10:10am Uki Children's series. 10:20am Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 10:30am The Large Family 10:40am The Koala Brothers 10:50am Dirtgirlworld 11:00am Octonauts 11:05am Kerwhizz 11:30am Driver Dan's Story Train 11:40am Waybuloo 12:00pm In the Night Garden 12:30pm The Daily Politics 2:00pm See Hear 2:30pm To Buy or Not to Buy 3:15pm The Weakest Link

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 12:25pm ITV News 12:30pm This Morning 1:30pm Loose Women 2:30pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 3:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal

5:10am FIA GT1 Championship 6:05am British Formula Ford 6:30am Sheepdog 6:40am Freshly Squeezed 7:05am Paralympics Tonight 8:00am Paralympic Games Breakfast Show 10:15am Paralympic Games 2012 1:00pm Channel 4 News Includes news headlines and weather. 1:05pm Paralympic Games 2012 2:00pm Paralympic Games 2012

7:00am Thomas and Friends 7:10am The Wotwots! 7:20am City of Friends 7:30am Jelly Jamm 7:45am Peppa Pig 7:50am Big School 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 Abby's Flying Fairy School 10:15am The Wright Stuff 12:10pm Robson's Extreme Fishing Challenge 1:05pm The Family Recipe 1:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 1:15pm Celebrity Big Brother 2:15pm Home and Away 2:45pm Neighbours 3:15pm NUMB3RS

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4:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 5:00pm My Tasty Travels with Lynda Bellingham 6:00pm The Chase 7:00pm Local News and Weather All the very latest local news and weather. 7:30pm ITV News and Weather A round-up of the latest news headlines and a national weather forecast. 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:00pm All Star Mr and Mrs 10:00pm Mrs Biggs 11:30pm ITV News at Ten and Weather

5:20pm Come Dine with Me 5:55pm The Simpsons Animated comedy series following the hilarious adventures of a working class. 6:25pm Paralympic Games 2012 7:30pm Hollyoaks 8:00pm Channel 4 News Includes sport and weather. 8:30pm Paralympic Games 2012 Tonight Presented by Clare Balding and Ade Adepitan. 11:30pm The Last Leg with Adam Hills

4:15pm Mind over Murder 6:00pm 5 News at 5 National and international news. 6:30pm Neighbours 7:00pm Home and Away Independently, Bianca and Heath try to work out what they mean to each other. 7:30pm 5 News National and international news. 8:00pm Secret Interview 9:00pm Celebrity Big Brother 10:00pm Dallas 11:15pm Celebrity Big Brother 11:45pm Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side

12:20am The Midwives: Delivering Under Pressure 1:20am BBC News 5:00am Making Media 5:30am Writing for Walford

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4:05pm Marrying Mum and Dad 4:35pm Splatalot 5:00pm Shaun the Sheep 5:10pm Wingin' It Live-action comedy. 5:30pm Jedward's Big Adventure 6:00pm Newsround Topical news magazine for children. 6:15pm Pointless 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 The One Show Magazine series featuring a mix of interviews, topical reports and features from around the UK. 9:00pm The Flowerpot Gang 10:00pm Who Do You Think You Are? 11:00pm BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather. 11:25pm Regional News 11:30pm Weather 11:35pm National Lottery Midweek Draws 11:45pm Not Going Out 12:15am Enemy of the State 2:20am Weatherview 2:25am The Tube 3:25am When I Get Older 4:25am Doorstcrime 999 4:55am BBC News The latest national and international news stories, followed by Weather.

BBC3 5:00am To be Announced 8:00pm Top Gear 9:00pm Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 11:00pm The Revolution Will be Televised 11:30pm Family Guy 12:15am American Dad! 1:00am The Revolution Will be Televised 1:30am Bad Education 2:00am Our War 2:55am The Comedy Marathon Spectacular 3:55am Don't Tell the Bride 5:00am To be Announced

BBC4 8:00pm World News Today 8:30pm The Sky at Night 9:00pm 20th Century Battlefields 10:00pm The $750,000,000 Thief 11:20pm Africa's Magnificent Beasts 12:20am I Love Special Olympics 1:20am The Sky at Night The world of astronomy with Patrick Moore. 1:50am 20th Century Battlefields 2:50am The $750,000,000 Thief

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now Florida and Georgia in the USA. We have plants on the shallow margins of our two ponds. The single and double red-flowered varieties of Hibiscus Rosa Sinsensis are thought to have come from the Indian Ocean area. These are the exotic plants often used as garden and street-lining hedges. More tender varieties The white, yellow, orange and pink-flowered versions of Hibiscus Rosa Sinsensis. If your garden is in a frost belt it is often best to use these as annuals or plant in containers that can be moved to a greenhouse during the winter months. The flowers can be dried

for the preparation of interesting infusions and when we visited the Botanical Gardens outside Havana in Cuba we lunched on an hibiscus flower salad with no other ingredients except for a light salad oil. It was different and delicious so the flowers now often grace our summer salads for decoration and eating by ourselves and adventurous guests. Another group of plants that offer many planting possibilities are the sages or salvias. Worldwide there are more than 800 varieties, but many are not suitable for planting in Mediterranean gardens.

AUTUMN COLOUR: Velvet and pineapple sage will flower until there is a frost. However, two that would be worth planting up for autumn colour are the velvet sage or leucanthus and the pineapple sage elegans rutilans. They are shown in the photograph. They will flower until the first frost. © Clodagh and Dick Handscombe www. gardeninginspain.com


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MACS have come a long way in just four years MACS have come a long way in just four years from the early days of a coffee morning for cancer patients, survivors and carers. Now they are opening charity shops and employing people to help manage projects. Macs now have an excellent supply of equipment to help with home care all thanks to the generosity of the community groups donating funds from hard working events and fundraising. Macs also have their own fundraising team who

work tirelessly to raise funds for future projects/development of Macs. When the financial burden of cancer proves too much, patients can also call on the trained independent financial assessor who assists with those delicate financial needs when the impact of cancer becomes a financial burden way beyond the normal realms of coping. The future of Macs is still reliant in the greatest part by the support of volunteers.

The shop in Turre has over 30 volunteers and we have the support of other volunteers waiting in the wings for the next shop to open. Volunteers make a massive difference to life in Spain, from providing advice and friendship to cancer victims and their families, helping support fundraising events or meeting new people whilst volunteering a few hours working in a charity shop. If you would like to know more about Macs

Six cups of coffee a day can help keep bowel cancer away.

Coffee cuts risk of cancer PREVIOUSLY it has been advised to cut back on the amount of coffee we drink. A new study contradicts this advice. It was found those who drank up to six or more cups a day were up to 40 per cent less likely to fall victim to bowel cancer. Those who drank four cups saw their risk of a tumour drop by about 15 per cent. Tea lovers on the other hand did not see any reduction in risk. Some previous studies have hinted coffee could have a protective effect, but the findings were inconclusive. In this latest study by researchers at the US National Cancer Institute in Rockville, Maryland (USA), nearly 490,000 men and women took part in a diet and health study from the midnineties onwards. Their eating and drinking habits were

analysed and their bowel cancer rates were compared among coffee drinkers and non-drinkers. The results were published in the latest American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Previous studies have suggested that the risk of a brain tumor can be cut by around 40 per cent by drinking five cups of coffee or tea a day. Just one cup a day could nearly halve the risk of cancers affecting the mouth and gullet, Japanese scientists found. However, pregnant women should follow medical advice to limit their caffeine intake as it can increase the risk of miscarriage in high doses. Caffeine has also been shown to increase anxiety in some people and alter sleep patterns, so anyone suffering from these symptoms are recommended to cut down their intake.

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Craft market at Vera Hotel By Roy Stevens A CRAFT MARKET has been introduced as an additional feature to the Vera Half Marathon. The market will be at the Vera Hotel on October 6 starting at 2pm. “We have introduced the Craft Market because we believe it will create a lot of interest for the people attending the Vera Half Marathon,” said a spokesman for the Vera and District Lions Club. “We will have a large number of runners, their supporters and the public coming to the Vera Hotel”. The race will start and finish at the car park to the rear of the Vera Hotel. Many of the supporters and the public are very likely to stay at the event all afternoon and evening where they will be entertained by the Bay Radio Road Show. “The Craft Market will give them the opportunity to browse while the runners are taking part in the race. The Vera Half Marathon is drawing interest from

competitors and supporters from all over Spain and the UK” The market will be located close to the entrance and next to the centre of all the activities, giving public easy access to the stalls, and the stall holders the best opportunity to sell their products. Runners are required to check in at 2pm so they will be arriving with their supporters between 2pm and 4pm when the race starts. “The Craft Market will be the obvious area for people to browse when waiting for the competitors to return to the finish line,” said the spokesman. “In order to make the Craft Market interesting we would welcome a good cross section of craft stalls, making this a successful feature of the day.” Space will be allocated on a first to reserve basis and not, who arrives earliest on the day. The cost for a stall will be €5 payable on the day. Space could well be limited as we are expecting a very good

response and recommend that you book your stall early. “This is a craft market and not a rastro or general market,” said the spokesman. Stall holders wishing to book should email veralions@mail.com giving their contact details and the product(s) they are planning to sell on their stall or telephone the same details to 634 338 733. In addition to the Craft Market, Bay Radio Road Show will provide the commentary during the afternoon. Vera Hotel is cooking on the Bar-B-Q and there will be a full range of tapas in the bar. A band will be playing in the evening following the presentation of 27 trophies.

‘The Good Old Days of Variety’ auditions AUDITIONS for ‘The Good Old Days of Variety’ are to be held during October and November to find unusual and entertaining acts to join us in this very exciting venture. All proceeds will be going to Help for Heroes MACS Cancer support group and San Animal. “We already have a number of amazing entrants and we are thrilled to welcome Sabrina Ward on board, the winner of our facebook competition,” said director Peter Marriott. The show will be held in April of next year at the Artisan centre in Mojacar. For more information or an application form please contact Anne Blandford on anneblandford@hotmail.c om or 968 959 257, mobile 650 077 882 More details can be seen on our facebook page Anne & Dennis Blandford Productions.


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LETHAL DOSE: Just 280 grams of milk chocolate can kill a dog.

Chocolate is lethal for cats and dogs

CHOCOLATE made for human consumption can cause death in cats and dogs as they are sensitive to a class of chemicals called methylxanthines. Caffeine and theobromine are members of this family. Our pets simply cannot metabolise and excrete methylxanthines as efficiently as humans. The half life of those compounds in the human body is in the order of two to three hours; in the dog it is more like 18 hours. In a dog the compounds are taken up by the liver and transmitted via the bile into the intestine. They are then converted back into the original methylxanthines for another circuit through the

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AFTER Jan van der Vliet found these two adorable white cats in the rubbish dump he promptly gave them the appropriate Dutch names. Pluimpje: Dutch for little feather as the female was like a little ball of fluff when he found her. Decibel for the male as he tends to be very vocal and make a lot of noise, similar to that of a peacock, so we are told.

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animal. This repeats itself a number of times and instead of getting rid of the substances the animal will go through a cycle of poisoning itself. There are many formulations of chocolate with varying amounts of caffeine and theobromine. The lethal dose of sweet milk chocolate for a dog is two ounces per kilogram of bodyweight. For a five kilogram dog this would be about 280 grams. A lethal dose of milk chocolate for a 25-

kilogram dog would be about 1.4 kilograms. Dark chocolate is at least 10 times as lethal. A 25- kilogram dog could die from the methylxanthines in just five ounces. Symptoms include vomiting, hyperactivity, restlessness, hypersensitivity to touch (a dog will jump when touched), very rapid heartbeat and an increased breathing rate, a loss of control of leg muscles, muscle tremor seizures, general weakness, coma and finally death. In my opinion it would be a tragic mistake to encourage a dog to develop a taste for chocolate. A small dog left alone in a house with a box of chocolates might well follow its nose to the goodies and kill itself by poisoning, so be careful to keep any chocolate well out of reach.


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Helpers needed for the Vera Half Marathon THE Vera and District Lions Club are holding the first of which is hoped will be a successful annual event in the local calendar, bringing visitors to the area from all over Europe. The Vera Half Marathon will take place on Saturday October 6 starting from and finishing at the Vera Hotel, Vera. The proceeds from this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event will go to the childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s refuge in Vera and the Vera and District Lions Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s charity account which is devoted to those people in need in our local communities.

They need a few reliable people with yellow fluorescent jackets to help with marshalling on the route. Marshals will need to attend a pre-race meeting a week before the race on Saturday September 29 at 4pm at the Vera Hotel, Vera. Volunteers will also need to be available from 3pm till approximately 8pm on Saturday October 6. They are also looking for more sponsors, they need start and finish banners, approximately 240 litres of water and

plastic/paper cups and finally, runnersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; numbers and safety pins. In return you can display your corporate logo and numbers on the banners and supply them with posters to place at the water points, plus you can display banners at the start and finish area. Email veralions@mail.com with your contact details or call The Vera Lions Help line on 634 338 733.

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New homes project out to tender THE construction of 20 homes has been put out to tender by the municipal company Almeria XXI. These homes will be built on municipal land located between streets Maromeros and Impresores in the Pescaderia neighbourhood. Companies wishing to present a quote can do so up until Wednesday September 26 in the Almeria XXI municipal offices located at No. 7 in Plaza Careaga. The base quote is €1,579,478.76 including 8 per cent VAT. It is estimated it should take 15 months to build the 20 homes. Families which lived in the old building located on the land will be able to live in the new building, according to Almeria XXI Vice-president Pablo Venzal. The relocation of these families has reportedly cost more than €600,000 since 2006.

Bullring converted into tennis courts

MORE COMMON: Solar panels on Andalucian homes.

Andalucia harnesses the sun for hot water AROUND 1.26 million homes in Andalucia use solar energy for their electricity needs. The region has increased the amount of electricity produced by solar energy by 50 per cent in the past year, according to the Andalucia Energy Agency.

Solar panels in homes are mainly being used to heat pools as well as the water used in the home. Andalucia is the Spanish region that uses the most solar energy for hot water needs. Sevilla has the most solar energy

panels with 273,418 square metres, followed by Malaga with 161,515 and Cadiz with 118,039. Almeria is fourth with 65,101 square metres, followed by Huelva with 42,432, Granada with 36,832 and Cordoba with 32,926.

VERA’S bullring has been converted into two tennis court to celebrate a tournament for the second consecutive year. This tournament is being held in aid of the Fibromyalgia Association of Vera (AFIVE). It started yesterday (Wednesday) and will continue until this Sunday from 5pm. This initiative was organised by the Sports Department, headed by Councillor Juan de la Cruz Belmonte Mena. They collaborated with Vera Tennis Club and Guadalinfo and were sponsored by Vera Import and Pub Irish. More than 60 people are expected to participate in this year’s event. The symptoms of Fibromyalgia include debilitating fatigue, sleep disturbance and joint stiffness.

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• CARERS SUPPORT G R O U P M o j a c a r, 1 1 a m a t Tu r r e E va n g e l i c a l C h u r c h . Snacks, coffee and tea provided. Almeria Angels present to give help and support. Call 950 472 822 or 677 683 385. • ALMANZORA GROUP OF FRIENDS Albox Information Centre and Library 10am–1pm. 636 918 942 or www.almanzoragof.org. • R B L A l b ox m e e t t h e f i r s t Thursday of the month for a c o ffe e m o r n i n g a t 1 0 . 3 0 a m and the third Thursday of the month for their Branch Meeting at 11am, both at La Parrilla Restaurant. Call 630 562 618. • R B L Mojacar meets at 11.30am on the first and third Thursday of each month at the Artisan Centre situated at the base of the pueblo. Call 950 473 025. • R B L Zurgena and District meet the first Thursday of the month at 11am at Latinos Bar in La Alfoquia. Call 690 958 844 or email: aligard57@ hotmail.com. • ROYAL ACADEMY OF D A N C E B A L L E T Vera: Call 950 453 681.

Sunday • S O C I A L R U N N I N G Hash House Harriers: Second and fourth Sunday of month. Call 627 225 223 or 686 408 834.

Monday • MOJACAR BRIDGE CLUB – Monday and Wednesday, 7pm in Torre – 950 437 100.

Costa de Almeria’s best guide to local non-profit clubs, charities and societies Email whatson@euroweeklynews.com Fax 952 440 887 Post Euro Weekly News, Calle Moscatel 10, P-62, Poligono Industrial Arroyo de la Miel, 29631 Benalmadena, Malaga.

Churches • ALBOX COMMUNITY CHURCH Sundays 11am in Christian Centre. Call 950 064 402 or see www.ftk-spain.net. • ANTAS CHURCH Jauro village meet second and fourth Sunday of month in the community room by the village church at 11am, followed by coffee. 950 092 091 or www. antaschurch.com. • LIVING WATER CHURCH

• REGENCY POOL LEAGUE Albox – three-man teams – Call 968 006 149. • DAMES IN SPAIN, Mojacar meet third Monday of month at the New Kimrick, 11am. Members and guests welcome. Call the chairman 950 472 225.

Tuesday • ALMANZORA GROUP OF FRIENDS: Information Centre and Library in Albox from 10am to 1pm. Call 636 918 942 or visit the website www.almanzoragof.org. • RBL Roquetas meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 3pm at ‘The Lodge’ on Calle Americo Vespucio. Call 950 333 243.

Wednesday • SEWING CIRCLE at Turre Evangelical Church, 10.30am–1pm. All welcome. Call 667 702 774.

Mojacar, Sundays 11am. The venue is located at the Red Cross roundabout opposite the pharmacy on Mojacar Playa. See www.livingwaterchurchmojacar.com or call 950 618 814. • NEW VICTORY CHURCH Sundays 11am at Avda Guillermo Reynar, Huercal Overa. • TURRE EVANGELICAL CHURCH, near the top of Avenida de Almeria, on Sundays at

10.30am - 950 617 549 or www.turrechurch.com. On Fridays there is a Mums and Toddlers group 10am-12pm. 950 452 885/950 956 171. • CHURCH OF ENGLAND: Mojacar Eucharist Sunday 11am; Albox Evensong second Sunday in month 6pm; Roquetas Eucharist third Thursday in month 11.30am. Priest 950 478 432; Warden 950 478 066; www.mojacarchurch.org.

• BOAT MODEL BUILDING GROUP in Los Alcazares: Call 968 170 870 or email davidlees66@hotmail.com.

• THE VOICES OF A L M A N Z O R A Albox: New members always welcome to join. Call 950 432 333.

• MOJACAR BRIDGE CLUB: Call 950 437 100.

• CLUB TAURINO Mojacar is a non-profit making social club for people interested in making friends and learning Spanish culture. Call 950 475 261 or www.club-taurino-mojacar.com.

• THE ROYAL BRITISH L E G I O N meets throughout the week: w w w. b r i t i s h l e g i o n . o r g . u k /counties/spain-north/ branches.

Others • ARTISAN NIGHT MARKET in Vera Playa in front of the Zimbali Hotel open every night from 8pm until the first week of September. • B O O K F A I R F r i d ay a n d Saturday evenings in front of ELC in Vera. • A P S A A n i m a l C h a r i ty i n Almanzora Valley needs dog beds, bedding and blankets. www. apsa.org.es or please call: 663 762 642.

• MACS Mojacar Cancer Support Group: Helpline 634 656 555; General enquiries please call: 607 598 470; or send an email: macscancer support@live.co.uk; visit the website: www.macscancersupport .com. • R B L Zurgena and District B ra n c h o ffe r s m e m b e r s meetings, crib nights, coffee m o r n i n g s , q u i z a n d b u ffe t nights, etc. See www.british legion.org.uk/branches/zurgena for more details.

EMBASSIES British Embassy German

• W A N T E D : Dog beds, old bedding and blankets for the A n i m a l C h a r i ty A P SA i n Almanzora Valley. APSA shop c a l l 6 6 3 7 6 2 6 4 2 - w w w. apsa.org.es. • PAWS CORNER Main shop 10.30am-1.30pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Boutique: 10.30am-1.30pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday, call 627 819 512. • R O S E S I N G E R S Mojacar, welcome enquiries from top sopranos for their future performances. Pleae call 667 275 614.

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FIRE BRIGADE Albox Almeria Ejido Turre

• ALBOX FISHING CLUB meet fortnightly at The Bar Wassy. Call Squidly Sid 634 313 650.

• LIVING ALONE IN SPAIN? We are a 60+ group of friends who meet for lunch e ve r y We d n e s d ay i n t h e Mojacar area. Call 667 303 788.

C O N S U L AT E S British (Alicante) (+34) 965 216 022 British (Malaga) (+34) 952 352 300 Emergency consular assistance 902 109 356 German (+34) 914 199 100

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ORD MOTOR COMPANY once again raises the hybrid fuel-economy bar with the all-new Ford C-MAX Hybrid, which is now officially EPAcertified at 47 mpg city, 47 mpg highway and 47 mpg combined – beating Toyota Prius v by up to 7 mpg. Hybrids traditionally have been more economical in city driving than on the highway, unlike conventional vehicles. C-MAX Hybrid is Ford’s first hybrid vehicle to offer 47 mpg across the board. “The all-new C-MAX Hybrid is a great symbol of how Ford has transformed into a fuel-economy and technology leader with 47 mpg across the board and a highway rating 7 mpg better than Toyota Prius v,” said Ford Vice President of Powertrain Engineering Joe Bakaj. “We’ve

done this with innovation – represented by nearly 500 hybrid patents – while driving costs down 30 per cent so we can bring these fuel-saving vehicles to more customers.” C-MAX Hybrid is expected to be America’s most affordable hybrid utility vehicle with a base price of $25,995 (€20,726), including destination and delivery, which is $1,300 (€1,037) lower than Toyota Prius v. As hybrid vehicle drivers traditionally saw superior fueleconomy figures in city driving, loyalists maximised their fuel economy through regenerative braking in stop-and-go traffic. But now higher-speed innovations have caught up on efficiency. The latest-generation SmartGauge® with EcoGuide is designed to help drivers get the

TRUE HYBRID: The Ford C-MAX Hybrid is certified at 47 mpg city, highway, and combined.

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GAS POWER: The new Zafira Tourer model. Turbo ecoFLEX engine only consumes 8.6 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres, equivalent to 139g/CO2 (gasoline mode: 6.7 l/100 km, 156 g/km CO2). Compared to gasoline propulsion, the LPG mode is around 40 per cent cheaper. In this manner, not only the costs at the petrol station but the CO2

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Opel powered by liquefied OPEL is extending its Zafira Tourer model portfolio with a new liquefied petroleum gas powered version, a 103 kW/140 hp, 1.4 LPG ecoFLEX turbo engine. The powerhouse provides the same output and torque of 200 Nm (1,850 – 4,900 rpm) in both the cost efficient LPG and gasoline operation modes. With its new LPG offer, the Zafira Tourer shows that it is just as versatile in its powertrain variants as it is inside its cabin: the master of versatility offers all conventional propulsion types in its portfolio. Opel is one of the very few carmakers in the segment of the sevenseater compact vans that offers gasoline, diesel, CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) and LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) ex works. In the LPG mode the Zafira Tourer 1.4 LPG

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Low-grip conditions conquered JAGUAR announced its introduction of All-Wheel Drive to the 2013 Model Year XF and XJ ranges. In recognition of the AWD models’ arrival, winter was specially ‘transported’ to New York; media and celebrities being invited to escape the summer heat at an exclusive unveiling in a snowdome constructed in Manhattan. The AWD XF and XJ will be powered exclusively by Jaguar’s new 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine in 340PS form and will offer optimised traction in all grip conditions. Also featured is an eight-speed automatic transmission

and stop/start technology. The AWD models will be available in selected markets including North America, Russia, China and continental Europe. Ian Hoban, Vehicle Line Director, Jaguar, said: “Our All-Wheel Drive system preserves all the dynamic qualities of our rear-wheel drive Jaguar saloons in terms of handling, steering quality and ride refinement while adding a new depth of ability in low-grip conditions. The system delivers all the traction benefits you would expect, but the AWD XF and XJ are still very rewarding cars to drive - which was exactly our intention.”


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The Full Sw wing Specialists in Golf, Pool, Snooker & Darts

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Original opening hours 9 to 5.30 weekdays, 10 to 2 on Saturday..

The Full Swing has newly arrived stock in darts and golf accessories We have over 20 different types of tees in stock.

Come and grab a "Lucky Bag" One shape & brand of your choice

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Masters 9" Cart Bag 14 way divider €69.90

Driving Range Tee Pack of 4 €2.95

Masters MCZ150 Graphite Set €229.90 Masters ONE Series 3 wheel cart €62.00

*** BEAT THE IVA INCREASE *** AND STOCK UP FOR YOUR DIY PROJECTS AND HOMES IN AUGUST We cannot guarantee the prices on the new stock deliveries in September

Driver Hybrid 6 to SW Putter & Cart Bag Great starter set or as a 2nd set for holidays.

Acrylic Fridge Pitcher €7.35

Green 12 Piece Melamine Dinner set €26.60

Back to Front 2 x Egg Cups €3.90

Castle Zero Friction Wooden Plastic Brush Max T Winter Magnetix Champ Fly Range Practice Extreme Bristle Patriot Neon Insignia

Limited Edition "Diamond Jubilee" Mason Cash Mixing Bowls €20.00 each

Acrylic Balloon Wine Stem €5.10

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Alpine Poppy Coasters x 4 €2.95

Script Coasters x 4 €2.95 Acrylic Water Pitcher €9.80

Acrylic tinted soda glass €3.25 Rayware Melamine Tray Set Alpine Poppy €8.35

Alpine Poppy Place Mat & Coaster Set of 4 €8.50

Acrylic Olivia Hi-ball Tumbler €5.10

Country Fruits Barrel Mug €2.50

Heavy based Hi-ball Acrylic tumbler €3.75 Acrylic Ice without Ice Pitcher €14.85

Rayware Glass Tumblers Alpine Poppy €6.00 Polycarbonate 14oz Goblet €5.10

Rayware Individual Pie Dishes 15 x 9cm €1.75 each Essentials Vinegar Bottle €1.50

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Rayware Glass Worktop Saver Alpine Poppy €6.80

Heavy based Acrylic tumbler €3.50

Disco Cranberry Mug €2.15

Acrylic Juice Goblet €3.85

Contented Pet Mug €2.55

Fruit Grove by Arthur Woods Tea, Coffee and Sugar €10.50 each

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Chelsea maintain top spot FOOTBALL – Chelsea remain on top of the PL (by three points) after a third successive win, Torres scoring again in a 2-0 win over Newcastle.

‘RVP’ netted for Manchester United, 3-2 victors over Fulham. Everton rumbled struggling Aston Villa 3-1. Wigan won at Southampton. Reigning champions Manchester City (gifted an equaliser) drew 2-2 at Liverpool. Swansea, yet to concede, whipped West Ham by 3-0. Goal-shy Arsenal (at Stoke) are missing their ‘Reliant Robin’. And points were also gained by WBA at Spurs and QPR at Norwich, both 1-1 scorelines. Elsewhere, unbeaten Blackpool lead the Championship while Oxford United, Yeovil and Celtic head Leagues 1 and 2 and the SPL respectively. This weekend’s PL games: Liverpool v Arsenal

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Man City v QPR Newcastle v Aston Villa Southampton v Man U Swansea v Sunderland Spurs v Norwich WBA v Everton West Ham v Fulham Wigan v Stoke Soccer Shorts – Barcelona beat Real Madrid 3-2 in the 1st leg of the ‘SSC’ at the Nou Camp where 80,000 fans saw some superb goals, a Messi penalty and a goalkeeping clanger. There’s been plenty of European action this week as well as some intriguing second round Capital (League) Cup-ties. The transfer window

DID YOU KNOW? DARIO GRADI has been associated with Crewe Alexandra, as manager (two spells), caretaker-manager, Academy manager, for 29 years: 1983-2012. Sir Alex Ferguson has been boss of Manchester United since 1986. closes at 12 midnight tomorrow and I expect a fair batch of last minute signings following those of Nuri Sahin (Real Madrid to Liverpool), Matt Jarvis (Wolves to West Ham, £10m), Steven Fletcher (Wolves to Sunderland, £14m) and Victor Moses (Wigan to Chelsea, £7m) while QPR bad boy Joey Barton is keen on joining Olympique Marseille. And Andy Thorn is this season’s first managerial casualty, sacked by hard-up Coventry City. CYCLIST LANCE ARMSTRONG STRIPPED BARE - Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has been banned for life and stripped of all titles by the US AntiDoping Agency, following

allegations (etc) of drug abuse. Said Armstrong: “I’m fed up. Enough’s enough. I’m retiring.” GENERAL ROUNDUP - The London Paralympics started yesterday (well worth watching). GB cyclist Chris Froome is on course to win the Tour of Spain (Vuelta a España) which ends in Madrid on September 9. New Zealand beat Australia 22-0 to win Rugby Union’s Bledisloe Cup for the 10th successive year. Frankel, the greatest racehorse ever, made it 13 straight wins at York – the first 12 over one mile, the latest, in the Juddmonte International Stakes, over 10 furlongs.

LIFE BAN: Lance Armstrong stripped of all titles by the US Anti-Doping Agency.


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